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Nova Lynn Kida

 Nova Lynn Kida, infant daughter of Chase Kida and Alexandra “Lexi” Bender died at 4:17 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 31 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kewanee. Joe Hamilton will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the family. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

She was born at 2:37 a.m., Tuesday, March 20 in Peoria. Survivors include her parents of Kewanee, parental grandparents, James and Doreen Kida of Kewanee, maternal grandfather, Jason Bender of South Carolina, maternal grandmother of Sandra Bender of Princeville, paternal great grandparents, Doris Kida and Mary Ann Bishop, both of Kewanee, maternal great grandparents, Michael and Connie Bender of North Carolina and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Though her time here was short, Nova Lynn was so loved by her family. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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John Peed Jr

John Robert Peed, Jr., 47, of Kewanee, died Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 12:04 pm at OSF St. Luke’s Kewanee. John was born May 20, 1970 the son of John Peed and Marsha (Lee) Price. He graduated from Kewanee High School in 1988.

John is survived by his mother, Marsha (Ron) Price; father, John (Roxanne) Peed; daughter, Harleigh Younge; granddaughter, Paisley Schmidt and another on the way, Emery Hiebing; brother, Jesse (Wendy) Peed; step-brothers, Shannon (Donna) Price, Jacob (Rachel) Poulos; niece, Rickelle Bishop; and nephew, Jesse Peed, Jr. John was preceded in death by his grandparents, Don and Gloria Peed and Clarence and Betty Lee.

John worked at Pine Trailers after High School. He later had a route in Galesburg for Swan’s Ice Cream, then at Kress as a fork truck driver, and at Wyffels driving a fork truck. John enjoyed jet skiing, fishing, and riding his motorcycle. He especially loved spending time with his granddaughter.

As per John’s wishes there will be no services. Please leave an online condolence for John’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Gerald L. Swan

 Gerald L. “Jerry” Swan, 82, of Kewanee, died at 9:30 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018 at Toulon Health Care Center.

Per his wishes cremation will be accorded and there will be no services. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

He was born July 5, 1935 in Toulon, the son of Guy and Blanche (Robinson) Swan. He married Donna Puskar on November 8, 1953 in Kewanee and she preceded him in death on June 28, 2006. Survivors include his daughter, Chris (Ron) Morrissey of Kewanee, a daughter -in-law, Paula Swan of Toledo, OH, four grandchildren, Melissa (Wes) Short and Jim Morrissey, both of Kewanee, Nicole Morrissey (Mike Haxby) of Colona and Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Swan of Plano, TX, six great grandchildren, Sara, Jenna, Kaleb, Devin, Blake and Janell and two brothers, Dean and Mike Swan. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Tom and Jack, a son, Jeffrey Swan and a great grandson, Cade Morrissey.

Jerry attended Wethersfield schools. He worked at many area service stations and auto repair shops as a mechanic. He retired from Turpin’s in Geneseo in 1997. Following retirement, he had worked at Mirocha’s Auto Service in Kewanee. In his early years he coached Little League baseball and also worked the chain gang for Kewanee High School football games. He enjoyed taking care of his yard, going to the casino with his wife and he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Gerald E. Hammer

Gerald E. Hammer, 86, of Annawan, IL, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Unity Point-Trinity in Rock Island, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Geneseo. Reverend Stephen Mueller will officiate. Burial will follow at the Annawan Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, March 26, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Atkinson Chapel. Memorials may be directed to Concordia Lutheran Church, Annawan/Alba Rescue Squad, or Girl Power 2 Cure (Rett’s Syndrome Research).

 

Gerald was born on November 18, 1931, the son of Grant and Erna (Boysen) Hammer, in Sterling, IL. He married Neta L. Morgan in 1950; she preceded Gerald in death in 1966. Gerald was later united in marriage to E. Luetta “Lou” Yearian on December 4, 1971, in Annawan, IL. Lou preceded him in death in 2012. Gerald was a grain and livestock farmer in rural Dixon for 20 years. Following his farming career he worked for Morton Buildings in Atkinson for 10 years. Gerald was employed at the former Case IH, from which he retired. After retirement, Gerald worked for Wyffels Hybrids in Atkinson for 20 years. Gerald was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church in Geneseo, NRA, and Ducks Unlimited. Gerald enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Vickie Hoogerwerf, Annawan, Dyann (Greg) Wancket, Annawan, Sheryl (Leon) Bennett, Galva, John (Kay) Hammer, Kewanee, Steve (Tammy) Tinsman, Honorsville, AL, Dave (Kathy) Tinsman, Wichita, KS, Renee Tinsman-Dean, Lacrescent, MN, and Keith Tinsman, Avon, IN. Gerald is also survived by 29 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and by a sister, Lorraine (Jim) Lowe, Lena, IL.

 

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Grant and Erna, two wives, Neta and Lou, three grandchildren, a great-grandson, a son-in-law, a brother, and a sister.

 

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Susan J. Linzy

Susan J. Linzy, 66, of Kewanee, died at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018 at the Toulon Health Care Center, Toulon. Susan was born June 12, 1951 in Kewanee, IL. She was the daughter of John and Margaret (Failon) Scott.

Susan is survived by her four sons, Glen (Bobbi) Cravens, Kewanee, Matthew (Joette) Cravens, Florence, Az, Charles Linzy, Davenport, IA, Frank Linzy, Kewanee; one daughter, Megan Linzy, Davenport, IA. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; one brother, Jack (Sue) Scott, Neponset. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Elaine Brooks; two brothers, Glen Scott and Ralph Lee Scott; one great grandchild.

Susan attended Neponset schools and graduated from Toulon High School with the Class of 1969. She attended Black Hawk East Campus where she received a degree in nursing. Susan worked at the Kewanee Hospital. She taught many students to play piano, which she truly enjoyed. She also enjoy crocheting, and going to McDonalds for her coffee, most of all, she enjoyed her family.

There will be no services at this time. The family will have a Celebration of Life Services at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Cancer Care Center, 8940 Wood Sage Rd. Peoria, IL 61615. Please leave a memory or online condolence at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Ilene M. Gosch

 Ilene M. Gosch, 94, of Herculaneum, MO, formerly of Kewanee, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the home of her daughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 22 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Pastor Bob Curry will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens in rural Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to St. Peter’s Evangelical Church UCC in Kewanee.

She was born August 31, 1923 in Kewanee, the daughter of William and Lola (Piester) Reiff. She married John F. Gosch on June 23, 1946 in Kewanee and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1991. Survivors include her daughter, Marcia (Phil) Grant of Herculaneum, MO, her son, Jim (Chris) Gosch of Cabool, MO, three grandsons, Brian (Aly) Grant and their daughter of Houston, MO, Justin (Becky) Gosch and their sons of Sheffield, IL and Kevin (Abby) Grant and their sons of Herculaneum, MO, a granddaughter, Amanda (Caleb) Lloyd and their children of Round Rock, TX, her brother, Eugene (Shirley) Reiff of Kewanee, a sister-in-law, Elaine Reiff of Texas and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Wayne Reiff.

Ilene graduated from Kewanee High School in 1941. She had worked at Boss Manufacturing and at J.C. Penney. She was a member of St. Evangelical Church UCC in Kewanee. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Edwin C. Rahn

 

 

Edwin C. Rahn, 78, of Rural Geneseo, IL, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral Services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018 at St. John Lutheran Church, Edford TWP. Reverend Christopher Bushre will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22 at Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory, Geneseo Chapel. Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church or Parkinson’s Research Association.

 

Edwin was born February 16, 1940, the son of Elmer Edwin Carl and Esther (Konhert) Rahn in Geneseo, IL. He graduated Geneseo High School with the class of 1958. He was united in marriage to Wanda J. Burrell on May 23, 1965 at St. John Lutheran Church. Edwin was a lifetime grain and livestock farmer in Osco Twp.  Farming was his passion. Ed was the fourth generation to farm the family farm and now his son is following as the fifth. He was extremely proud of the generational farming his family was able to accomplish. He was a member of the United States Army Reserve.

 

Survivors include his wife, Wanda, sons, Scott (Laurie) Rahn, Osco, Kevin (Stacie) Rahn, Geneseo, daughter, Sandra Rahn, Atkinson, and grandsons, Kyle and Kaleb Rahn, step grandsons, Kenneth Cullinson and Heath Church. He is also survived by his brother, James Rahn, Atkinson and many nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Esther and one brother, Elmer Rahn Jr.

 

 

 

 

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Clifford E. Verdick

 

Clifford E. Verdick, 88, of Annawan, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Kewanee Care Nursing Home in Kewanee, IL.  Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Annawan. Reverend S. Stephen Engelbrecht will celebrate. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Annawan. Visitation will take place from 10:00-11:00 a.m., one hour prior to the Mass, at the church, where the Rosary will be recited at 9:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials for Cliff may be sent to Abilities Plus in Kewanee, IL. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Atkinson is assisting the family with these arrangements.

 

Cliff was born on March 31, 1929, the son of Edmund and Irene (Causemaker) Verdick, in Annawan, IL. He graduated from Annawan High School. He proudly served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Cliff married Marilyn L. DeMink on September 23, 1950 in Annawan. Cliff started his working career as a service technician with his dad at Verdick Implement Co. and later worked for the Goodrich Equipment Co. in Geneseo. He retired in November of 1995. Cliff was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was also a 38 year-long member of the Annawan/Alba Fire Department, of which he was Chief for 30 of those years. Cliff was also a member of the Annawan VFW. He was honored to go on the Quad City Honor Flight on April 16, 2014. Cliff enjoyed fishing trips to Canada and Wisconsin. He also had a passion for woodworking and was very talented in building bird houses and feeders.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Marilyn, sons, Randy (Lori) Verdick, Iowa City, IA, Marty (Annette) Verdick, Champaign, IL, and Larry Verdick, Kewanee, IL,  his three grandchildren, Hailey Verdick, Neal (Elizabeth) Verdick, and Lisa (Jon) Penner, and two great-grandchildren Dana and Claire Penner.

 

Cliff was preceded in death by his parents, Edmund and Irene.

 

 

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Albert C. Boelens

 

Albert C. Boelens, 89, of Atkinson, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Hillcrest Home in Geneseo, IL, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Atkinson. Reverend S. Stephen Engelbrecht will celebrate. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Atkinson. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Atkinson Chapel, where the Rosary will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Albert Boelens Memorial Fund.

 

Albert was born on August 13, 1928, the son of Richard and Emma (Claeys) Boelens, in rural Atkinson, IL. He was a graduate of Galva High School. Albert married Mary Jane DeReu on September 22, 1951, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheffield, IL. He was a lifetime grain and livestock farmer in rural Atkinson. Albert was involved in many organizations including, the International Fellowship Program, Friends of the People of Haiti - helping with medical missions, longtime volunteer of the American Red Cross, Henry County Farm Bureau, Henry County Livestock Producers, and Henry County Pork Producers. Albert enjoyed bowling and spending time with his friends and family.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Mary Jane, sons, Dennis Boelens, Atkinson, Mark (Lois) Boelens, Atkinson, and Patrick (Chris) Boelens, Geneseso, and his daughters, Tina Murphy, Plano, TX, and Roxanne Ryan, Rockville Center, NY. Albert is also survived by nine grandchildren: Troy (Micki) Boelens, Dustin Boelens, Matthew (Megan) Boelens, Curtis (Amber) Boelens, Lindy (Jake) Carlisle, Brandan Boelens, Chirstopher Ryan, Thomas Ryan, and Sean Murphy, and ten great-grandchildren.

 

Albert was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Emma, and by his brother and sister-in-law, August and Margie Boelens.

 

 

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Rosemarie Taylor

 Rosemarie E. “Rose” Taylor, 76, of Colona, formerly of Kewanee, died at 5:15 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2018 at Genesis Medical Center-Illini Campus in Silvis, IL surrounded by her family.

Cremation will be accorded and inurnment at Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee will be held at a later date. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

She was born February 10, 1942 in Schweinfurt, Germany, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Mock) Pfannschmidt. She married Robert R. Taylor Sr. on December 22, 1961 in Konigshofen, Germany and he preceded her in death on January 22, 2009. Survivors include her children, Brenda (John) Wiggin, Audrey Johnson (Jeff Muckey) and Rosie Walker, all of Kewanee, Robert (Michelle) Taylor Jr. of Brimfield, Michael (Jennifer) Taylor of DeKalb, IL and Diana (Jeff) Carman of Colona, fourteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and her cousin, Karl (Ann) Mock of New Jersey. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.

Rose loved her garden, flowers and nature, especially daisies. She was an avid reader and loved to read and write poetry. She loved her crime television shows and HGTV. She enjoyed going to the casino and playing her penny and quarter slot machines. Rose also loved collecting many things through the years but her Santa Claus’s were her favorite and she had an extensive collection. When her grandchildren would tell her “I Love You,” she would always respond with, “Love You More.”  This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Elaine Damm

Elaine “Jane” Damm, 61, of Kewanee, died Monday, March 12, 2018 at 12:50 am surrounded by family and friends at Toulon Health Care. Elaine was born March 15, 1956 in Kewanee, the daughter of Samuel and Vivian (Brezee) Jackson. Elaine was educated at Kewanee Schools.

Elaine is survived by two sons, Jason (Rachel) Damm of Bettendorf, Eric (Amy) Damm of Kewanee; two daughters, Autumn (Nick) Tiska of Peoria, Lexie (Jarrod) Jackson-Galli of Kewanee; nine grandchildren, Alexandrea, Drake, Layden, Halea, Taylor, Payton, Hunter, Piper, and Nolan; two brothers, Randy (Kelly) Jackson of Kewanee, Andy (Lorie) Jackson of Kewanee; one sister, Christy (Allen) Ehnle of Kewanee; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Vivian (Brezee) Jackson; and one sister, Sandra Ann Jackson in infancy.

Elaine was a passionate, loving mother. A dedicated homemaker, she loved gardening, crafting, sewing and cooking meals for her family. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends. A Thank you to a special nurse, Morgan Keane, and her two helping hands. Elaine touched many hearts.

There will be a Celebration of Life for family and friends at a later date. Please leave an online condolence for Elaine’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Thomas F. Boss

Thomas F. “Tommy” Boss, 65, of Chariton, IA, formerly of Kewanee, died at 6:31 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Legacy Lodge in Chariton, IA.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 18 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Martin Gutzmer will officiate. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of the services at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the services. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.

He was born April 22, 1952 in Kewanee, the son of Charles T. and Betty Ann (Browning) Boss. He married Bonnie Gwinn on August 19, 1995 in Kewanee. Survivors include his wife of Chariton, IA, two step-daughters, Shannon (Mark) Hornby of Van Meter, IA and Jennifer (Don) Skinner of Corydon, IA, two brothers, Jim (Barb) Boss and Dave Boss (Deb Newman), both of Kewanee, his sister, Mary Boss of Indianapolis, IN, five step-grandchildren, Autumn, Hunter, Zac, Blake and Shelby, nieces and nephews, Nick (Miranda) Boss of Alexis and Jake (Kathy) Boss of Kewanee and great nieces and nephews, Avery, Amelia, Alison, Mercedez, Bentley and Audi. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert Boss, a sister, Sharon Boss and a step-granddaughter, Melanie.

Tommy worked as a machine operator at Great Dane in Kewanee for 37 years. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, traveling, socializing with friends at local bars and especially spending time with his family. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralohme.com.

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Roberta Kuster

GALVA – Roberta Ruth “Becky” Kuster, 89, of Galva, died at 5:23 p.m., Monday, March 12, 2018 at her home surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 16 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Rev. Karen Martin will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the GYSA (Galva Youth Sports Association.)

She was born September 29, 1928 in Magnolia, IL, the daughter of George and Erma (McCambridge) Hauger. She married Francis Peterson and then later married John H. Kuster on May 13, 1960. He preceded her in death on October 25, 2006. Survivors include her children, Kenneth Peterson (Bonnie Rogers) of Galva, Susan (Alan) Kitterman of LaMoille, IL, Rose Mulder and her friend, Larry of Kewanee, Sandra (Tom) Brock of Cambridge, Jeanie Kuster and Cynthia (Donald) Collinson, both of Galva and Linnea (Doug) Meadows of Abingdon, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Louis Peterson, nine brothers and five sisters.

Becky was a hard-working farm wife and mother. She was a 50+ year member of the Rebekah Lodge in which she held many offices. She enjoyed quilting, reading, coaching softball, baking, catering and especially making wedding cakes. For many years she was a member of the State Road Community Church and later became a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She touched many lives and will be missed by all. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxufneralhome.com.

 

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Robert Dean Hunt


Robert Dean "Bob" Hunt, 85, of Kewanee, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the First Baptist Church, Kewanee. Pastor Jon Vincent will officiate. There will be no visitation. Private burial will be held at a later date at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Kewanee.

 

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Denise Sellers

Denise Marie “Nee Nee” Sellers, 52, of Williamsfield passed on the morning of Sunday, March 11, 2018 at her home. She was born October 11, 1965 in Peoria.

Denise is survived by many who love and adore her. Most notably are her husband, Bob, her children; Jessica and husband, Beau Coulter and Emily, her grandchildren; Lillian, Victoria and Oliver, and her dad, LaVerne Wamboldt. Her mother, Joyce and daughter, Chelsea preceded Denise in her death.

Denise ran daycare in Williamsfield for many years and touched many lives. She was a graduate of Williamsfield High School in 1983 and served as President all four years. Denise will always be remembered for a quick smile and a love of all that is fun. She loved to tell her children everyday how much she loved them and she detested the thought of them driving. Denise was outgoing and straightforward. She was kind and giving to all.

She lived in Florida, North Carolina and settled back in Williamsfield. Family was everything to Denise and she couldn’t get enough of her grandchildren nor enough of her tiny dog, Cheerio. Denise was so easy to like and will be missed but never forgotten.

The family would like to talk, laugh and share memories of Denise “Nee Nee” by hosting a Celebration of Life Service. Service is an open house at the Williamsfield American Legion onThursday, March 15 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. located at 222 N State Route 180 in Williamsfield. Memorials may be directed to the Denise Sellers Memorial Fund. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Wayne Swearingen

Wayne “Col” Swearingen, 83, of Kewanee, died March 11, 2018 at 5:27 pm at his home. Wayne was born October 28, 1934 in Kewanee, the son of Russell Dean and Frances Marie (Jacobs) Swearingen. Wayne married Mary Nye Swearingen on June 7, 1958 in Kewanee.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary; son, Tim Swearingen (Jeania Anderson), Sterling, IL; daughters, Robin (Bernie) Gray, Brentwood, TN, Julie Rosciglione Huff, Bellville, IL ; grandchildren, Matt, Chris and Steve Gray; Ben, Amy, Stacy and Brittany Reuter; Alex Huff, Brooke Artman, Jade Prosser and Rhonda Swearingen; great grandchildren, Aubrey, Jamie and Lillian Gray; Gabriel, Luciana, Elias and Dominic Rosciglione; Maverick and Ryker Queern; Olivia and Ben Reuter; sister, Bonnie (John) Engel, Bettendorf, IA; brothers, Don (Joyce) Swearingen, Kewanee, and Kenny (JoAnn) Swearingen, Honolulu, HI. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Kaitlin Rosciglione; and two brothers, Dean and Alvin Swearingen.

Wayne served his country in the United States Marine Corps. He retired in 1989 from International Harvester/Case IH. He owned and operated Colonel Wayne Swearingen’s Auction Services for 38 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 31 and the VFW Post 8078. Wayne especially loved spending time with his family.

Funeral services will be 1:30 pm on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. Military Service will be conducted by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Monsignor Jerry Rafalko will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:30 until the time of service on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to Unity Point Hospice of Moline or the Quad Cities Honor Society. Please leave an online condolence for Wayne’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Marlene Ross

Marlene Ross, 89, of Geneseo died on March 11, 2018 at Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 16th at First United Methodist Church, Geneseo.  Rev. Dr. Christopher Ritter will officiate.  Burial will be in North Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Geneseo, with an Eastern Star Service being held at 7:30 p.m.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or First United Methodist Church, Geneseo.

 

O. Marlene Mutchler was born January 25, 1929 in Tarkio, Missouri, the daughter of Floyd E. and Sadie G. (Clark) Mutchler.  She graduated from Shenandoah High School, Iowa, and Commercial Extension Business School in Omaha, Nebraska.  Marlene was united in marriage to Lowell “Pete” Ross on September 10, 1950 in Shenandoah, Iowa. He preceded her in death on November 26, 2004.

 

Marlene was a bookkeeper at Farmer’s National Bank for 18 years before retiring in 1997.  She also did the bookkeeping for her husband’s business, Pete’s Shell, and Ross’ Pee-Wee Service.  She was a very active member of First United Methodist Church, Geneseo, the American Legion Auxiliary, and the Order of Eastern Star as a Past Matron and the secretary for over 28 years.

 

Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca (Daniel Schmidgall) Keim, Arvada, CO, Ruth Ross, Libertyville, IL, and Cheryl (Steve) Luehring, Geneseo; and a son, Howard (Amy) Ross, Oquawka, IL; ten grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; sisters, Alice Erickson, Essex, IA, Jane Bragg, Maryville, MO, and Imogene Moore, Tarkio, MO; and many others who called her “mom” and “grandma”.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, four sisters, a son-in-law, a daughter-in-law, and a great granddaughter.

 

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

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Elsie M. Marchand

 

 

Elsie M. Marchand, 94, of Hooppole, IL   passed away on Thursday, March 08, 2018, at Genesis Assisted Living Center in Aledo, IL. Due to family events and traveling her Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.m.  Saturday March 24 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Annawan. Burial will following the Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation for Elsie will Friday March 23,from 5-7 P.M. at the Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Atkinson Chapel with a Recitation of the Rosary at 4:30 P.M.  

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Alivia J. Ensley

 

 

 

 

Galva… Alivia J. Ensley, 9 week old infant of Leah Anderson and Donald Ensley, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 6:14 PM in the emergency room at OSF St Luke Medical Center, Kewanee. A funeral service will be held at noon on Tuesday, March 13, at Rux Funeral Home, Galva. Visitation will be held from 10 AM until time of services at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded after the services. Memorials can be directed to the family.

Alivia was born on January 1, 2018 in Galesburg, Il the daughter of Leah Anderson and Donald Ensley. She is survived by her mother, Leah Anderson (Austin Carpenter) of Galva, her father, Donald Ensley of Galva, two brothers, Claighton Ellis and Sylus Ensley, a sister Zaydi Ensley, her maternal grandparents, Kathy and Tad Anderson of Galva and paternal grandfather, Paul Ensley of Kewanee, paternal grandmother, Cheryl Robson of Galva and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Alivia, in just her short time here, was a joy to hold and love by her family. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

 

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Ruth A. Selander

 

Ruth A. Selander, 91, of East Moline, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Hammond Henry Hospital Long Term Care in Geneseo, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Reverend Matt Kamprath will officiate. Entombment will follow at Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline, IL. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the funeral service, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Hammond Henry Hospital Foundation.

 

Ruth was born on May 26, 1926, the daughter of Frank and Mayme (Carlson) Kellett, in Aurora, IL. She was a graduate of the East Aurora High School. Ruth was united in marriage to William G. Selander on April 17, 1948, in Aurora. William preceded her in death in 2003. Ruth was a librarian’s assistant for United Township High School for many years. She enjoyed reading, poetry, crossword puzzles, and scrapbooking. Ruth was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

 

I know it may seem trite to say but Ruth Ann (Kellett) Selander was the best!  In her almost 92 years here with us, she did all the common things; golden childhood; wartime adolescence; post war marriage; children; grandchildren; great-grand-children – but she did them all so well.  She filled all the cracks and crevasses between those common guideposts with love, creativity, and laughter.  I wish I could have the time and your attention to tell you all I know – it would fit volumes.  You would laugh, you would cry, you would be amazed at the talent she possessed.  You would love her as we do.  And now, you would regret the last chapter, and beg for more as we do at this time.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Shari (Brad) Storm, Geneseo, IL, and Susan (Gary) Schobert, Plano, IL, son, Timothy (Elia) Selander, Arlington, TX, grandchildren: Dan Schobert, Melanee (Ken) Johnson, Rachel (Bob) Woodrick, Andrea (Adam) Raftery, Kaci Storm & Fiancé Matt Vermillion, and Tyler (Kelly) Storm, and seven great-grandchildren: Elizabeth, Haley, Mia, Owen, Charlie, Chambers, and Annabel. Ruth is also survived by her sister, Marjorie Seifert, Yorkville, IL.

 

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mayme, husband William, one brother, and one sister.

 

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Dorothy L. Quayle

 

 

Dorothy L. Quayle, 86, of Cambridge, passed away on Friday, March 09, 2018, at Good Samaritan in Geneseo, IL. A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Private inurnment will take place at Oakwood cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Dorothy Quayle Memorial Fund or a charity of donor’s choice. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

 

Dorothy was born on May 1, 1931, the daughter of Charles E. and Cobie (Miller) McKinzie, in Moline, IL. She graduated from Geneseo High School with the class of 1949. Dorothy was united in marriage to Ivan Quayle in 1949. He preceded her in death in 1995. Dorothy was an LPN first working at Hammond Henry Hospital in Geneseo, and later practiced under Dr. Young and Dr. DeGracia for many years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, ceramics, cooking, and golfing. Dorothy was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Rick Quayle, Cambridge, IL, and Bruce (Donna) Quayle, Peoria, IL, grandchildren, Courtney (Jon) Gentry, Matt (Kelli) Quayle, Jake (Erica Heid) Quayle, and Kelly Quayle-Piggot, four great-grandchildren: Maxx & Maelyn Gentry, and Lilly & Ella Quayle, and sisters, Dixie Lund, Osco, IL, and Helen Ludwig, Geneseo, IL.

 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Cobie, husband, Ivan, grandson, Maice Quayle, two sisters, and one brother.

 

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Carl Calhoun

Carl Phillip Calhoun, 57, of Kewanee, died at 11:40 A.M. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Toulon Health Care Center, Toulon. Carl was born May 11, 1960 in Richland Center, WI, the son of Delbert and Susan (Kilstrom) Calhoun. He attended Kewanee schools. Carl married Lori Gray, they later divorced, later he then married Terri Lynn Kelly they also divorced. Later, he married Carolyn Ann Wyman at New Life Fellowship, Pekin, IL, she preceded him in death on May 13, 2013.

Carl is survived by his parents; daughters, Carlie (Don Lange) Bauer, Theresa (Joe Mayer) Calhoun, both of Rock Falls, IL, Brianna Calhoun, Colorado; sons, Cyle (Trisha) LaChat and Tyler LaChat, both of Wisconsin;  five stepchildren, Abbey, Amy, Amber, Adam and Artie Thompson; eight grandchildren, Jade, Raven, Willow, Anna, Caitlyn, Oliver, Edmond and Leo; siblings, Tim Calhoun, Milan, IL, Paul (DeAnna) Calhoun, Jack (Christina) Calhoun and Rebecca Rearden, all of Kewanee; grandmother, Muriel Kilstrom, Kewanee. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Anna Calhoun and Carl Kilstrom.

Carl was a laborer and jack of all trades, he worked at various places. He enjoyed playing Pool, Macrame, and Moral Mushroom hunting.  Carl loved horses. His leather hat was very special to him. Carl had many friends and would give the shirt off his back if they needed one. He was a total caregiver for six years to his stepson, Artie.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice in Carl’s name. A special thanks to OSF Home Care that took care of Carl and to Toulon Health Care for their good help at the end. Please leave an online condolence at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Mary Lou Hill

Mary Lou (Yermolkaitis) Hill, 88, of Kewanee, IL passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at her home from natural causes.

Mary was born Septermber 9, 1929 in Kewanee, IL. She was the daughter of the late John Yermolkaitis and Pauline (Ruploski) Yermolkaitis.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Harold Dean Hill. Children: Steven (JoEtta) Hill of Pekin, IL, Connie (Mark) Mancini of Dallas, TX, Michael (Robyn) Hill of Kewanee, IL, & Patrick (Judi) Hill of Galva, IL. Grandchildren: Eric (Libbi) Hill, Brian (Bree) Mancini, David (Marie) Mancini, Brittany Mancini, Brittany (Aaron) Coopman, Brandon (Sarah) Ince, Seth Hill, Nick Hill, Savannah Hill, Sydney Baughman, Austin Baughman, Bryce Hill, Shay (Josh) Renner & Kyrsten Hill. Great-Grandchildren: Elena & Arianna Mancini, Dekker Coopman, Isaiah, Benjamin, & Declan Ince, Brynn Renner, & expecting a great-grandson April 2018 (Eric & Libbi Hill).

She was the youngest of five children and preceded in death by her siblings Julia (Walter) Vinson, John Jr. Yermolkaitis, Roy (Fran) Yermolkaitis, & Bernice (Adam) Weinstein.

Mary graduated from Kewanee High School class of 1947. She retired from GTE after 40+ years of dedicated service. She enjoyed watching the Cubs and doing crossword puzzles. She was a proud member of the First Christian Church of Kewanee. Above all, the most important thing to her was her family. Some of the fondest memories her family has are the annual family vacations to the Wisconsin Dells. She had the rare ability to bring people together.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. March 13, 2018 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, IL.  Visitation will be held 6-8 P.M. Monday March 12, 2018 at the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Kenneth M. Jacobson

Kenneth M. “Kenny” Jacobson, 84, of Kewanee, died at 12:02 p.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Kewanee Care Home.

Cremation has been accorded and memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 12 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the Kenneth Jacobson Memorial Fund.

He was born October 24, 1934 in Kewanee, the son Raymond J. and Clematine Florence Marie (VanHecker) Jacobson. He married Connie Lee Warren on July 2, 1960 in Kewanee and she preceded him in death on January 7, 2017. Survivors include two sons, Daryl Jacobson of Toulon and John Jacobson of Kewanee, three sisters, Carolyn Dison and Becky (Monte) Kilby, both of Kewanee and Pat (Robert) Morris of Rialto, CA, two grandchildren, Shea and Kegan and one great grandchild. He was also preceded in death by his parents, two sons in infancy, a sister in infancy, a brother, Robert and a daughter, Mary Martens.

Kenny graduated from Kewanee High School in 1953 and served his country in the Air Force from 1954-58. He had worked as a union carpenter for Tymar Construction and River City Construction. He was a member of Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish and the Kewanee American Legion and had been active with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Michael L. Keegan

 

 

Michael L. Keegan, 67, of Geneseo, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. A private graveside service is scheduled for Monday, March 12, 2018 at Oakwood Cemetery. Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo is assisting the family with these arrangements.

 

Michael was born on January 7, 1951, the son of Willard Keegan and Arlene (Phillips) Keegan-Morehouse, in Geneseo, IL. He graduated from the Roosevelt Military Academy in Aledo, IL. Michael married Sue E. McElwee on June 16, 1973, in Geneseo, IL. He worked for John Deere in the seeding division for 30 years retiring from the maintenance department. Michael had a passion for drag racing and gardening. He loved spending time with family and spending time with his friends at the Cordova Drag-way. Michael also loved spending time with his constant companion and fur baby, Addy.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Sue, son, Kris (Jennifer) Keegan, Geneseo, daughter, Nikki (Phil) Smith, Geneseo, and granddaughters, Kameryn Keegan, Taylor, and Tristen Smith. He is also survived by his brother, Earl (Laura) Keegan, FL, and several nieces & nephews.

 

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Arlene, sister, Pam Keegan, and brother, James Keegan.

 

 

 

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Leo Vujakovich

Leo Vujakovich, 78, of Kewanee, died Monday, March 5, 2018 at Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton, IL. Leo was born August 1, 1939 in Kewanee, the son of Milan and Anna (Germanovich). Leo married Donna Holz on July 31, 1966, at the First Methodist Church, Kewanee, they later divorced, she survives.

Leo is survived by four children, Denise Vujakovich-Bair, Kewanee, Leo Michael “Mike” Vujakovich, Kewanee, Anthony “Tony” Joseph Vujakovich, Kewanee, Teresa Vujakovich-Jagers, Annawan; grandchildren, Sarah Perkins, Baley Jagers, Stephanie Bair, Jeremiah Bair, Bradyn Jagers, Bryce Jagers, Dalton Vujakovich; great grandsons, Leo James Cruse and Aiden Lambert, great granddaughter, Braylee Vujakovich; brother, Nick Vujakovich, and sisters, Joan Vujakovich, Vivian Vranjes, Stina Tavares. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, seven sisters, and two sisters in infancy.  

Leo was a factory worker at the Boiler Shop in Kewanee, and later at Caterpillar in Peoria/Mossville. He was in the reserves for the National Guard. Leo enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. He loved getting in the car and driving to unknown destinations. He also loved to cook in his younger years. The Vujakovich family was Serbian Orthodox out of Joliet.

A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 1-4 pm at the VFW, Kewanee. Please leave an online condolence for Leo’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Carol Ann Davis

Carol Ann Davis, 65, of Kewanee, died at 7:07 a.m., Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 10 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses in Kewanee. Paul Schultz will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m.Friday, March 9 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.

She was born July 26, 1952 in Morrison, IL, the daughter of Albert A. and Joanna E. (Lain) Ackerson. She married Dave Davis on March 4, 2006 in Peoria. Survivors include her husband of Kewanee, three sisters, Cathy (Donnie) Piester of Kewanee, Candice (Jeremy) DeBrouwer of Rock Island and Colleen (Edward) Fleming of Independence, MO, two brothers, Douglas (Denice) Ackerson of Sheffield and Lester Ackerson of Kewanee and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Christine.

Carol graduated from Black Hawk East. She was a homemaker, enjoyed doing crafts and was known for her baked desserts. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Donna S. Osbourne

Donna S. Osbourne, 79, of Geneseo, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Good Samaritan in Geneseo, IL. Funeral Mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 at St. Malachy Catholic Church. Father Michael Pakula will celebrate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 11, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo, where a scripture service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be left to St. Malachy Catholic School.

 

Donna was born on August 9, 1938, the daughter of George and Christine (Ragar) White, in Hannibal, MO. She graduated from Hannibal High School. After high school, she attended Truman State College in Kirksville, MO, Augustana College, and then graduated from Western Illinois University with her degree in education. Donna was united in marriage to Jack E. Osbourne on June 7, 1958 in Hannibal, MO. Jack preceded her in death on November 23, 2009. Donna taught in a one room school house in Keokuk, IA, and later taught school in Carbon Cliff, IL. She also taught 2nd grade at the Colona Elementary School for many years. Donna then served as principal of St. Malachy Catholic School for 17 years. After her retirement from St. Malachy’s, Donna became the principal of Lyle Elementary in Kewanee, IL. She continued to teach as a substitute, after her time as principal, up until last year. Donna was a member of BPW, Christian Family Movement, Cursillo, and has been active in Parents Club at St. Malachy. She enjoyed shopping and cooking in her spare time.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Michael (Kathryn) Osbourne, Omaha, NE, Dr. Jeffrey (Sandra) Osbourne, Hartland, WI, daughters, Teresa Haskins, Cambridge, IL, and Pam (Dave) Watkins, Geneseo, IL, along with her 12 grandchildren; Roger Haskins Jr., Erica Haskins, Christopher Schultz, Jesse Watkins, Benji Watkins, Katie Watkins, Mary Osbourne, Kristine Osbourne, David Osbourne, Ashley Osbourne, Travis Osbourne, and Tara Osbourne, and her two great-grandchildren, Jackson and Wyatt Dugger. Donna is also survived by her brothers, Gary (Linda) White, Maryland, Jim (Joyce) White, AK, Dave (Lori) White, Hannibal, Danny (Karen) White, Hannibal, and Paul (Debbie) White, Hannibal, and her sister, Cindy Hancock, Monroe City, MO.

 

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, George and Christine, granddaughter, Stephanie Schultz, and by a brother and sister.

 

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Gary D. Washburn

Gary D. Washburn, 74, of Kewanee, died at 1:50 a.m., Monday, March 5, 2018 at his home.

His body will be donated to medical science for research and there will be no services. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

He was born December 8, 1943 in Kewanee, the son of Grover “Cody” and Frances (Grayson) Washburn. He married Margi Braggo on December 30, 1972 at the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee. She survives, as does his mother of Kewanee, two sons, Brock Washburn of Minneapolis, MN and Clint Washburn, two brothers, Mark (Lisa) Washburn and Larry Washburn, both of Kewanee and two grandchildren, Michael and Luke. He was preceded in death by his father, a son, Luke Anthony and a brother, Keith.

Gary graduated from Kewanee High School in 1962. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He had worked in research and development at VanPacker’s in Buda until his retirement. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralohme.com.

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Robert W. Weckel

Robert W. Weckel, 94, of Lynn Center, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, surrounded by his family.  Cremation has been accorded and a private burial will be held at Western Township Cemetery. Orion, at a later date.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Cambridge, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

 

Robert Warren Weckel was born December 31, 1923 in Moline, the son of Ralph and Sadie Anderson Weckel.  He was educated in Moline schools and graduated from Moline High School in 1942.  His marriage to Ethel Mary Senne, the love of his life, took place on August 30, 1943 in Moline.  She passed away on March 16, 2010.

 

He was a proud veteran of the World War II Merchant Marines.  While in the service he touched base in England, France, Sicily, Egypt, and the Philippines.  He loved his country.  During his life, Bob built many homes, farmed, and was a rural mail carrier.  He enjoyed the outdoors.

 

Those surviving are five daughters, Lua Aline, Nashville, IN, Laine Lundberg, Fresno, CA, Lynn (David) Doy, Lynn Center, Lonna Bostic, Sherrard, and Laura (Michael) White, Andover, 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.  His wife, a brother, Lawrence, a granddaughter, Louann Wafford, and a son-in-law, Robert Bostic, preceded him in death.

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Lyn Dee Kemmis - Teerlinck

 

 

Lyn Dee Kemmis - Teerlink, 67, of Geneseo, passed away on Sunday, March 04, 2018, at Unity Point Health – Trinity, Rock Island. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Visitation will be held prior to the memorial serviced from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Geneseo Humane Society. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

 

Lyn was born on March 14, 1950, the daughter of Lyle and Marilyn (Combs) Kemmis, in Geneseo, IL. She graduated from Geneseo High School with the class of 1968. Lyn worked as a wallpaper hanger and interior decorator, and started her own business, Wallpapering by Lyn, in 1983. She was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church and a longtime member of Geneseo Junior Women’s Club, where she was a past president. Lyn enjoyed gardening, antiquing, and most of all, she loved to decorate her home.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include, her companion and best friend, Brian (Nick) Nickolson, sons, Brandon (Mandy) Teerlinck, Bettendorf, IA, Brent (Jennifer Quade) Teerlinck, Columbia, MO, daughter, Brittany (Pat McGrail) Teerlinck, Geneseo, and two granddaughters, Brooklyn & Bailey. Lyn is also survived by her brother, Sid (Carlene) Kemmis, Prophetstown, IL, and by her four nieces.

 

Lyn was preceded in death by her parents, Lyle and Marilyn.

 

 

 

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Charlene Wiles

Charlene Wiles, 83, of Cambridge, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, at her home surrounded by her family.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 8th, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services.  Rev. David Joyce will officiate.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Charlene Wiles Memorial Fund.

 

Charlene Davis was born October 24, 1934 in Adair County, Missouri, the daughter of Charley and Pearl Hedrick           Davis.  She was educated in Adair County schools.  Her marriage to Herbert D. Wiles took place on January 22, 1951 in Green Castle, Missouri.  He passed away on June 26, 1997.  Charlene worked as a cook in area restaurants.  She loved being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and liked working in the garden and making quilts.  Charlene and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping out West.

 

Those surviving are a daughter, Karen Legere, Canton, IL, two sons and daughters-in-law, Greg and Christine

Wiles, and Wendell and Debra Wiles, all of Cambridge, and a son-in law, Mike Leander, Nekoma.  Other survivors include four grandchildren, Bonnie, Jennifer, Ian, and Chantelle, and nine great grandchildren.  Her parents, her husband, a daughter, Cheryl Leander, four sister, four brothers preceded her in death, and twin brothers and a sister died in infancy.

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Betty M. Gibson

 

Betty M. Gibson, 79, of Silvis, IL, formerly of Atkinson, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018, at the Generations at Rock Island in Rock Island, IL. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Reverend Reed Pedersen will officiate. Visitation will be held prior to the memorial service, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Betty Gibson Memorial Fund. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

 

Betty was born on November 3, 1938, the daughter of Samuel I. and Grace C. (Munter) Massingill, in Geneseo, IL. She graduated from Geneseo High School with the class of 1956. Betty was united in marriage to Rolland Carlson on July 29, 1956. She later married Charles W. Gibson on August 30, 1984 in Martinsburg, VA. Charles preceded her in death in 2005. Betty worked for Casey’s General Store for 11 years. She was the manager of the Atkinson location for 9 of those 11 years. Betty then started working at the welcome center in Rapids City, IL as a clerk supervisor. Betty enjoyed reading, cross-stitching, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Daryl (Tammy) Carlson, Nicholasville, KY, Scott Carlson, Cambridge, and Brett (Alisha) Carlson, Cambridge, daughter-in-law, Karla Carlson, Osco, grandchildren: Andy (Brooke) Carlson, Wade (Jessica) Carlson, Veronica (Fiancé Darin Young) Carlson, Blake (Shay) Carlson, Reid Carlson, Jacob Carlson, Rachel Carlson, Jessica (Brad Peck) Carlson, Samantha (Jon) Swanson, Abigail Carlson, Brad Ford, and Andrew Ruhnow, along with 14 great-grandchildren. Betty is also survived by her brother, Ervin (Carol) Massingill, Prophetstown, and sister-in-law, Clarice Massingill, Geneseo.

 

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Grace, son, Steven Carlson, brother, Tom Massingill, and nephew Mark Massingill.

 

 

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Dale E. Lawrence

 

Dale E. Lawrence, 78, of Atkinson, passed away on Friday, March 02, 2018, at Hammond Henry Hospital in Geneseo, IL. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Atkinson. Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. A visitation will be held prior to the prayer service, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Dale Lawrence Memorial Fund. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.

 

Dale was born on November 14, 1939, the son of William Leroy and Luella Mae (Freeze) Johanson, in Moline, IL. He was united in marriage to Dixie A. Reed on March 15, 1958, in Milan, IL. Dale worked at John Deere Planter Works for several years before owning and operating the Oakwood Motel for 15 years. He later became an independent truck driver and owner of Lawrence Trucking. He was a member of Stewart Masonic Lodge AF & AM, and Eastern Star. Dale enjoyed trucking, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include, his wife, Dixie, sons, Kurt Lawrence, Atkinson, and Kris (Donna) Lawrence, Hillsdale, daughter, Karen Disterhoft (Ken Glines), Atkinson, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Dale is also survived by his brothers, William (Lynn) Lawrence, AZ, and Calvin (Paula) Lawrence, MI, half-brothers, Albert Johanson, Roger Johanson, and Leroy (Brenda) Johanson, and a half-sister, Kathy (Randy) McMean.

 

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, William and Luella, sister, Irma, and one great-grandson, Sean.

 

 

 

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Patsy A. Bouchez

 Patsy A. Bouchez, 84, of rural LaFayette, died at 7:10 p.m., Friday March 2, 2018 at Seminary Village in Galesburg.

Funeral services will be at held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 9 at the Williamsfield United Methodist Church. Rev. Jennifer Seder will officiate. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of services at the church. Burial will be in Williamsfield Cemetery. Rux Funeral Home in Williamsfield is in charge of arrangements.

She was born November 12, 1933 in Pekin, IL the daughter of Delmer and Eray Anne (Channey) Lee. She married Emile Bouchez on November 4, 1960 in Pekin. He survives as do their children, Gilbert Bouchez of Galesburg, Bruce (Diana) Bouchez Sr. of LaFayette and Ronda (David) Kimmitt of Galesburg, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, two brothers Jack and Frank and three sisters, Jean, Maxine and Bessie. She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Wesley Bell.

Patsy had worked as a meat boxer at the Brodie Meat Market in Victoria. She enjoyed working in her flower bed, gardening, cooking and teaching her grandkids how to play poker. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Stephen M. Padilla

Stephen M. Padilla, 68, of Kewanee, formerly of Houston, TX, died at 10:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2018 in Kewanee. 

Per his wishes, cremation will be accorded and a memorial mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m.Friday, March 9 at Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish. Celebrant will be Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu. Inurnment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Visitation School or to Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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George Cornish Jr.

 George Gilmore Gregory “Greg” Cornish Jr., 30, of Peoria, formerly of Kewanee, died at 6:15 a.m., Friday, March 2, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, March 8 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Pastor James Taylor will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to his family. A complete obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Helen Olsen

 Helen Elizabeth Olsen, 98, a resident of the Hillcrest Home in Geneseo, formerly of Kewanee, died at 5:40 a.m., Friday, March 2, 2018 at the home.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 6 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Neponset. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Senior Citizens Center. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

She was born June 10, 1919 in Neponset, the daughter of Robert A. and Bertha (Canham) Scott. Helen attended Kentville country school and Neponset High School. She married Irvan H. “Ras” Olsen on February 8, 1940 in Princeton. They lived in Sheffield until WWII. While her husband was in the service she worked in Kewanee at the Shell Plant. In later years she worked at the National Cleaners in Sheffield. Later she worked at Webb City in Florida. Helen belonged to the Henry County Senior Citizens Center and loved to read and crochet.

Survivors include her nephew, Al (Debora) Scott of Neponset, a niece-in-law, Kaye Scott of Sheffield, four great nephews, Michael (Lana) Scott, Timothy (Abby) Scott, Greg (Deanna) Bledsoe and Thomas Bledsoe, a great niece, Susan (Brad) Pestka and her special friends, Rose Moller and Shirley Swearingen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2011, two brothers, a niece, Janet Bledsoe, a nephew, Darrell Scott and two great nephews, Matt Scott and James Scott. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Patricia Poppy Golden

Patricia Poppy Golden, 78, of Andulusia, formerly of Cambridge, died Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Friendship Manor in Rock Island.  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5th, at the Cambridge Lutheran Church.  Pastor Reed Pedersen will officiate.  Burial will be in the Red Oak Cemetery, rural Cambridge.  Visitation will be 2-5 Sunday at the Cambridge Lutheran Church.  Memorials may be made to the Augustana Lutheran Church, Andover, or to Red Oak Cemetery.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Cambridge, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

 

Patricia Catharine Libby was born February 13, 1940 in Kewanee, the daughter of Ralph and Sadie Streitmatter Libby. Pat was educated in the Wethersfield schools and graduated in 1958.  Her marriage to Elden Poppy took place on November 22, 1959 in Kewanee. Pat farmed with Elden in Henry County for 47 years. He died March 22, 2006.  Pat then married her high school sweetheart, Jim Golden, on January 2, 2010 in Andalusia.

 

She enjoyed spending winters in Florida, playing cards, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  Her memberships include Augustana Lutheran Church, Andover, and its Joy Circle, and the Henry County Farm Bureau women’s group.

 

Those surviving are her husband, Jim, sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Mindy Poppy, Ken and Diane Poppy and Keith and Heather Poppy all of Lynn Center, grandchildren, Aaron (Ashley) Poppy, Amanda (Ryan) Ferry, Mikayla, Kollin, John, Emma, Sydney, Kelsey and Sarah Poppy.  Other survivors include great grandchildren, Eden Poppy and Maddox Ferry, sisters-in-law, Ila Wilson, Orion, Donna Libby, East Moline, and Nancy Libby, Kewanee.  Pat is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Elden, twin sisters, and two brothers.

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

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Charles "Chuck" Snyder

 

 

Charles “Chuck” Snyder, 75, of Geneseo, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island, IL.  A visitation will be held Sunday from 2-5 p.m.  at the Vandemore Funeral Home in Geneseo. The rosary will be recited at 4:45 p.m.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Michael Pakula at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2018 at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Geneseo, IL.  A luncheon with family and friends will follow.

 

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Father William Sullivan at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven, IN, at 11:00 a.m.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass. A graveside service will be held immediately following at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, New Haven. Family and friends will gather for a luncheon at St. John the Baptist Church after the cemetery service.

 

Chuck was born June 27, 1942, in New Haven, IN to Bernard L. and Hilda M. (Schnelker) Snyder. He attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Grade School and was taught by the extraordinarily dedicated Sisters of St. Agnes. He graduated from New Haven High School in 1960. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University in 1960 and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering in 1965.

 

He worked at the International Harvester, Fort Wayne Truck Plant as a production line supervisor and supply management supervisor. He taught Engineering Technology at Purdue Regional Campus, Fort Wayne, and was manager of advanced manufacturing engineering at General Electric in Fort Wayne. Chuck joined Deere and Company, in Moline, IL, and had various assignments at the Corporate Headquarters, Harvester Works and the Seeding Division in Manufacturing Engineering, Total Quality Management, and Project Management.

 

He married Joyce Eaton on December 2, 1967, and they had four children; Cathy Dow, Malta, IL, Chris (Betty) Snyder, Frisco, TX, Becky (Kris) Gerber, Minneapolis, MN and Phil (Sara) Snyder, Minneapolis, MN. They welcomed many foster children into their home, including Kevin (Denise) Lac, Naperville, IL. Their grandchildren are Jessica Snyder, Colleen Dow, Samantha & Josh Snyder, and Lyle & Otis Gerber.  Joyce preceded Chuck in death in 2007.

 

In 2008, Chuck had the good fortune to meet and fall in love with Regina “Gina” Moore and they were married on June 12, 2010. The family was extended to include Megan (Todd) Gilbert, Ft. Collins, CO, Molly (Kris) Lewis, Geneseo and Matt (Rachel) Moore, Coal Valley, IL. Grandchildren include Julia, Noah and Isabella Lewis, Adeline Moore and Annie & Martin Gilbert. With family in ten states, including Delaware, Colorado, Minnesota and Texas, they were able to make many enjoyable trips to visit family and friends.

 

Chuck was preceded in death by his brother Jim Snyder, nephew Spencer Snyder and brother-in-law David Crosby.  He is survived by his sisters, Barbara Crosby & Lisa Snyder, both in Indianapolis, IN and sister-in-law Mary Sue Snyder, Temperance, MI.

 

Chuck was active at St. Malachy Parish and recently served on the Parish Council. He was involved in youth sports programs in Geneseo, including baseball and basketball. He also enjoyed making bread.

 

 

Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo, is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Malachy Catholic Church or the Geneseo Atkinson Food Pantry.

 

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

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Donald L. Atkinson

Donald L. Atkinson, 81, of rural Geneseo died on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Clarissa Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf after a short battle with Congestive Heart Failure.  Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2nd at Cambridge United Methodist Church, Cambridge.  Pastors Les Zook and David Joyce will officiate.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Cambridge.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice, Cambridge United Methodist Church, or Village Light Church, Cambridge.

 

Don was born January 3, 1937 in Geneseo, IL the son of John and Hazel (Snell) Atkinson.  He graduated from Orion High School in 1955.  He married Patricia Hoyt on June 9, 1956 in Andover, IL.  She survives.  From 1955 to 1959 Don owned and operated Atkinson Dozing.  He then served in the IL National Guard and the Army Reserves from 1959 until 1965 as a Staff Sergeant working in training soldiers.  Don had served as Munson Township Road Commissioner for 12 years and he had farmed in Henry County from 1974 until his retirement in 2017. 

 

Memberships include Cambridge United Methodist Church and the Cambridge American Legion Post 417.  He had served as President of Goose Lake Gun Club for many years.  He was an avid hunter, especially duck and pheasant.  He loved to plant milo and other special seeds on his farm for bird and deer habitat. 

 

Survivors include his wife Patricia; two daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Bob Allen, Bettendorf, and Penny and Ryan Egert, Geneseo; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Sunita Atkinson, Portland, OR, and Derek and Tamra Atkinson, Geneseo; eleven grandchildren, Sean and Ginny Allens, Benett and Olivia Egert, Jillian, Ishika and Nikitha Atkinson, and Jen, Justine, Charlie, and Lucy Atkinson; and a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Mary Sue Atkinson, Blue Springs, MO.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Johnnie.

 

Video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Don’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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