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Elmer P. Brunner
Elmer P. Brunner, age 87, of Pearl City, died Saturday, September 9, 2000 at Lena Continental Manor.
Elmer was born September 13, 1912 in Pleasant Valley, Illinois to George and Sophia (Spase) Brunner. He married Edith Gerke on April 12, 1941 in Kahoka, Missouri.
Elmer is survived by his wife, Edith, of the Lena Continental Manor; three sisters-in-law, Delores Brunner of Freeport, Sue Brunner of Stockton, Bessie Brunner of the Elizabeth Nursing Home; 13 nieces & 12 nephews; many great nieces & nephews.
Elmer was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Mabel Schubert, Sadie Brunner, Vera Katzenberger, Florence Dixon, and Clara Heid; six brothers, Oscar, Leo, EArl, Ralph, Freeman & Lloyd; and several nieces & nephews.
A funeral was held at Offenheiser-Schwarz Funeral home in Pearl City on Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Robert Phelps of the Berreman Church of God officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Pearl City. A visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home in Pearl City.
A memorial has been established for the Berreman Church of God, and has been established in Elmer's memory.

Mildred E. Strauch
Mildred E. Strauch, age 79, of Chadwick, died Saturday, September 9, 2000 at her home in Chadwick. The funeral service for Mildred will be Thursday, September 14, 2000, 10:30 a.m. at Hope United Methodist Church, Chadwick. Reverend Dave Davies will officiate. Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery. Friends may call at the visitation from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll. A memorial fund has been established in Mildred's name to either the Hope United Methodist Church or the American Legion Auxiliary in Chadwick.
Mildred was born Thursday, February 24, 1921 to Clarence and Ruth (Frazier) Cox in Camilla, Georgia. Mildred attended school in Mitchell County, Georgia. She married Glen P. Strauch on January 27, 1952 in Milledgeville, Illinois. He died on October 29, 1994 in Sterling, Illinois.
Mildred is survived by two sons, Barry (Ila) Farley of Rock Falls, and Mike (Ruth) Strauch of Germantown, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Jesse, Rachael, Bricely Strauch, Morey Farley, and Amy (Dan) Mull; one great-grandchildren, Montana Mull; and three sisters, Gladys Fenton of Camilla, Georgia, Doris (Hoyt) Smithwick of Albany, Georgia, and Sara (L.C.) Eidson of Camilla, Georgia. Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Claude and Clyde Cox, and one sister, Ann Thorp.

Bernard Joseph Hiher
Bernard Joseph Hiher, age 73, of Savanna, Illinois, died Monday, October 9, 2000 at Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, Iowa.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2000 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna. Father Tim Seigel officiated. Burial was at the church cemetery. Visitation was from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 2000 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, where a Scripture Wake Service was conducted at 8:00 p.m.
Bernard was born on Thursday, October 6, 1927 in Savanna, Illinois to Art and Mildred (Tyler) Hiher. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for thirty-five years retiring in 1981.
Bernard was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna, and a former member of the Savanna Moose Lodge.
Survivors include one sister, Doris (Edward) Urbanik of West Chester, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Edward (Marilyn) Hiher of Savanna and Lawrence Hiher of Savanna; and several nieces and nephews.
Bernard was preceded in death by his parents.

Terry "Slip" Lee Wilson
Terry "Slip" Lee Wilson, age 53, of LaCrosse, Wisconsin and formerly of Savanna, Illinois, died Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at his home in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
Funeral services were at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2000 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Reverend David Boda-Mercer of the Community United Church of Christ officiated. Visitation was from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 14, at the funeral home. Private burial of ashes will be at a later date.
Terry was born on Easter Sunday, April 6, 1947 in Tomah, Wisconsin to Cline and Arlene (Dettman) Wilson. He attended Savanna High School. He married Joan Gale and later married Anna Brossard.
Terry was a disabled Veteran. He served from 1967 - 1970 in the United States Army during Vietnam. He was a Ranger in the 101st Airborne receiving the Purple Heart with two clusters and the Bronze Star.
Terry was a member of the LaCrosse and Savanna Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Terry is survived by his mother, Arlene Kish of Clinton, Iowa; three daughters, Saasha Wilson of Brooklyn, New York, Sarah Wilson of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jeannine (Nathan Morro) Wilson of Mt. Carroll, Illinois; one grandson, Eric Scott Morro; two sisters, Bonnie (David) Long of Springfield, Virginia and Joy (Mike) Calvert of Clinton, Iowa; three brothers, Robert Allen (Ruth) Wilson of Mt. Carroll, Wayne (Sharon) Wilson of Baileyville, Illinois and Ron (Sandy) Wilson of Savanna; and a special friend, Joan House of LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Juanita L. Clark 
Juanita L. Clark, age 82, of Lanark, IL, died November 20, 2000 at the Big Meadows Nursing Center in Savanna. Funeral services were held on Friday, November 24, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. at the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark, with a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Reverend Herb Bollman of Faith Reformed Church officiated. Burial was in Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. 
Juanita was born on January 4, 1918 in Paducah, KY. She married Joe Clark in 1966 in Lanark, IL. She was employed for 30 years at Kraft Foods, retiring in 1983. She liked to travel. For a number of years, she and her husband wintered in Texas. 
Juanita was survived by her husband, Joe W. Clark of Lanark; two sons, Robert (Mary) Brown of Shabbona, and Gerald Brown of Sheboygan, WI; one daughter, Donna (Larry) Oncken of Aurora; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Sandra Marshall; her parents; three sisters, Lowveda Wittenauer, Oline Andrews, and Gwendolyn McDonald; and one brother, Howard McDonald. 
A memorial has been established in her memory. 

Bonnie Sue Elmore 
Bonnie Sue Elmore, 37, of Savanna and formerly of Bloomingdale, Illinois, died Sunday, November 18, 2000 at her home. 
A memorial service was held in Bloomingdale, Illinois on Sunday, November 26, 2000. There will be no visitation. Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna was in charge of arrangements. 
Bonnie was born Saturday, January 12, 1963 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Lloyd and Ericka (Schwizgebel) Isaacson. 
Bonnie was a homemaker. She loved boating and fishing and enjoyed arts and crafts. 
Survivors include a son, Tyler Elmore, at home; her mother, Ericka Isaacson of Bloomingdale, Illinois; two brothers, Terry (Julianna) Isaacson of Glen Ellyn, Illinois and Robert (Cathy) Isaacson of Geneva, Illinois. 
Bonnie was preceded in death by her father. 

Margaret Munz 
Margaret Munz, age 78, of Millegeville, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000, at the Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. Graveside services took place at the Oak Knoll Memorial park on Monday, November 27, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. There was no visitation. Deacon Harlen Hollewell, of the Milledgeville Brethren Church, will officate. 
A memorial has been established in her memory to the Milledgeville Brethren Church. 
Mrs. Munz was born the daughter of Walter and Laura (Bellows) Smyth in Polo on April 12, 1922. She married Donald Munz on August 8, 1942 in Oregon. He preceded her in death in 1970. Margaret was a member of the Milledgeville Brethren Church. 
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Edith (Charles) White of Buda; 2 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; one daughter, Deliah; one sister, Evelyn Shellhause; and one brother, Elmer. 
Arrangements were completed by the Allen-Woodin Funeral Home, Milledgeville. 
 
Erin Elizabeth Lowe
Erin Elizabeth Lowe, age 16, of Chadwick, Illinois, died Wednesday, November 22, 2000 at St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, Illinois. The funeral service for Erin was at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2000 at the Hope United Methodist Church, Chadwick. Burial will be in the Chadwick Cemetery. Friends were asked to call at the visitation from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 24, at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll. A memorial fund has been established in Erin's name. 
Erin was born on Tuesday, November 6, 1984 to Ross Donald and Jane Elizabeth (Aude) Lowe in Freeport, Illinois. She was a sophomore at the Milledgeville High School. Erin was very active in school activities. She was a class officer, homecoming attendant, and a member of the student council, volleyball team, pom squad, choir, jazz choir, and madrigals. She was an honor student and was chosen by the faculty as student of the quarter. Erin was a unique person, making friends with everyone at school. She had a great personality that was sunny, friendly, positive, and caring. Erin was beautiful both inside and out. 
She took after her father and enjoyed playing the piano. Erin had followed in her mother's steps and took dance for twelve years. Erin babysat for Tom and Lisa Fink among others. She was a member of the Hope United Methodist Church. 
Erin is survived by her father, Ross Lowe of Chadwick; her mother, Jane Lowe of Chadwick; one sister, Anne Maree Lowe of Chadwick; maternal grandparents, Shirley and Jim Slothower of Chadwick; paternal grandmother, Ruth Lowe of Elgin, Illinois; and maternal great-grandmother, Chrystal Prowant of Milledgeville, Illinois. Her grandfathers, Charles Aude and Donald Lowe, preceded her in death. 

Betty J. "BJ" Hensal
Betty J. "BJ" Hensal, age 79, of Mt. Carroll, died Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mt. Carroll. Cremation took place and a Memorial Service was held 7 pm Thursday, February 22, 2001 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, Illinois.
"BJ" was born December 8, 1921 in Dixon, Illinois, the daughter of Austin and Kathryn (Wentling) Higley. She married Paul S. Hensal January 2, 1950 in Princeton, Illinois. He died December 8, 1984 in Savanna. "BJ" worded as a beautician operating Betty Jayne's Beauty Salon in Mt. Carroll, retiring in 1988. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Mt. Carroll. She enjoyed playing bridge, crocheting, painting and traveling.
"BJ's" family includes a son, Jeffrey Hensal of Mt. Carroll; two grandsons, Nathan and Austin Hensal; and three step-grandchildren, Matt, Sara and Emily. Preceding "BJ" in death are two sisters, Kathryn Bertsch and Maxine Miller.

Riley Lawrence Stover
Rick and Brenda Stover of Albany are the parents of a son, Riley Lawrence, born Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at Illini Hospital in Silvis. He weighed 7 pounds, one ounce and was 20 inches long.
Riley is welcomed home by a brother, Rhett, 6 and a sister, Rae Anna, 3.
Maternal grandparents are Lawrence and Beverly Derrer of Lanark. Paternal grandparents are Arman Stover of Lanark and Meg Stover of Freeport.
Maternal great-grandmothers are Valida Pieper of Freeport and Leona Stover of Lanark.

Marian A. Haugh
Marian Haugh, age 91, of Milledgeville, died Thursday, February 22, 2001, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mt. Carroll.
Funeral Services took place at the Milledgeville Brethren Church on Saturday, February 24, 2001 at 11:00 am. A visitation was held one hour prior, also at the Milledgeville Brethren Church. Rev. Michael Lawyer, of the Trinity Lutheran of Mount Morris, officiated. Burial concluded at the Lanark City Cemetery, Lanark.
Mrs. Haugh was born on June 11, 1909, in Carroll County, the daughter of Wallace and Rose (Dambman) Livengood. She married Fenton Haugh on January 28, 1932, in the Milledgeville Brethren Church. He preceded her in death. Marian and Fenton farmed in the Milledgeville area for many years, before retiring from the Paint Spot in Milledgeville. Marian was also a member of the Milledgeville Brethren Church, current president of the WMS, and was the church organist for over 40 years.
Survivors include three nieces, Mrs. Sharon (Richard) Martin of Oakfield, WI, Mrs. Sheree (Ed) Novotny of Sugar Grove, Mrs. Margaret Livengood of Chadwick; and several great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Frances Livengood; and one nephew, Sheldon Livengood.
Arrangements were completed by the Allen-Grennan Funeral Home, Milledgeville.

Irene C. M. Melendy
Irene C. M. Melendy, age 93, of Savanna, died Thursday, February 22, 2001 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. Funeral services were held 1 pm Saturday, February 24, 2001 at the First United Methodist Church of Savanna with Pastor Polly Klimson officiating. Visitation was held 12 noon to 1 pm. Saturday, February 24, one hour prior to the service, at the Church. A memorial fund has been established in Irene's name.
Irene was born August 13, 1907 in Bulger's Hollow, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Minnie (Bell) Eacker. She married Kyle Melendy April 9, 1930 in Clinton, Iowa. He died February 4, 1955 in East Moline, Illinois.
Irene owned and operated East Savanna Grocery for 36 years from 1930 to 1966. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Savanna; United Methodist Women; the Golden Age Club; and the Monday Afternoon Club at Mest Manor in Savanna. She enjoyed binding quilts and playing cards.
Irene's family includes a daughter, Joyce Morgan of Mt. Carroll, Illinois; a step-daughter, Leona (James) McGuire of Palm Harbor, Florida; a step-son, Paul "Red" (Florence) Melendy of Savanna, Illinois; four grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and two sisters, Esther Whitney of Plant City, Florida and Elverta York of Cody, Wyoming. Preceding Irene in death are her husband; three brothers; and two sisters. 

Alvin Leland Kittoe
Alvin Leland Kittoe, age 88, of Savanna, died Saturday, April 7, 2001 at Bay Area Medical Center, Corpus Christi, Texas. Funeral services will be 1 pm. Thursday, April 12, 2001 at the Assembly of God Church, Savanna with Reverend Jim Machen, Sr. of the Church of the Open Door, Clinton, Iowa officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 am - 1 pm. Thursday, prior to the service at the Church. Burial will be in Savanna Township Cemetery with Military Rites accorded by the Savanna VFW.
Alvin was born January 8, 1913 in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, the son of Edward and Lavinia (Hocking) Kittoe. He married Viola Webb April 12, 1941. She died April 14, 1985 in Clinton, Iowa.
Alvin served in the US Army during World War II. One of his duties included guarding the Mapping Room in which the Normandy Invasion was planned. Alvin later worked as an Ammunition Inspector for 25 years at the Savanna Army Depot. He was a past member of the Savanna VFW and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Alvin's family includes four daughters, Mary Lee (Robert) Bogue of Reynolds, Illinois, Sandra Kittoe of Savanna, Illinois, Alanna "Sue" Van Meter of Hanover, Illinois and Vicki (James) Clark of Clinton, Iowa; 11 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and a sister, Lavada Brunskill of Benton, Wisconsin. Alvin is preceded in death by his wife; a grandson; a great grandson; two sisters; and six brothers.

Craig Kenneth (Woody) Bimm
Craig Kenneth (Woody) Bimm, age 51, of Iowa City, Iowa and formerly of Fulton, Illinois, died Monday, April 2, 2001 at Eagle Point Nursing Home, Clinton, Iowa.
Memorial services were held 3:00 pm Thursday, April 5, 2001 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna, Illinois. Father Tim Seigel of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna, officiated. There was no visitation. Inurnment of ashes will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Savanna at a later date. Memorials may be made in Craig's name for his son's educational fund.
Craig was born on Tuesday, June 14, 1949 in Savanna, Illinois to Kenneth R. and Mary K. (McCarthy) Bimm. He graduated from Savanna High School where he was on the State Football Championship Team. Craig was also a wrestler for the Savanna High School. After graduating from Savanna High School, he attended Sauk Valley College and graduated with a degree in psychology. Craig married Jean Fernandez in 1985.
Craig was a very giving person and he donated to many charities. He enjoyed playing golf and other sports. He loved being with people and people loved his sense of humor.
Craig lived in Fulton and managed Woody's Rendezvous in Fulton, Illinois for many years. He moved to Iowa City in 1998, then recently moved to Clinton, Iowa. Craig was a member of the National Rifle Association, AmVets, Moose Club and Eagles Club.
Craig's family includes one son, Cash McCarthy Bimm of Clinton, Iowa; his mother, Mary Bimm of Clinton; one sister, Patricia Krueder of Savanna; his loving companion, Jean Bimm of Clinton, Iowa; two aunts, and several nieces and nephews.
Craig was preceded in death by his father.

Harlan L. Carbaugh
Harlan L. Carbaugh, age 79, of Lanark, Illinois died Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Good Samaritan Center in Mt. Carroll. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 7, 2001 at 1:30 pm at the Church of the Brethren in Lanark. Pastor Dan Rusmisel officiated. Burial was in Lanark Cemetery in Lanark, IL. Visitation was from 4 to 7 pm on Friday, April 6 at the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. Memorials have been established for the Lanark Church of the Brethren and the Good Samaritan Center.

Harlan was born on December 8, 1921 in Lanark, IL to Earl and Ethel (Fisher) Carbaugh. He was a 1940 graduate of Lanark High School. He married Marion Mummert in Missouri on August 23, 1942.
After graduating from high school Harlan worked as a machinist in Rockford for several years, until joining the Navy where he served as a machinists mate during World War II. He owned and operated Carbaugh Farm Service in Lanark until 1970. He served as a detective with the Carroll County Sheriff's Department until retiring in 1986. He then operated a gunsmith shop and small machine repair shop.
Harlan was a member of the Lanark Church of the Brethren. He also was a member of the Lanark American Legion & the Lanark VFW. He served as Mayor of Lanark for eight years during the 1960's. He also served on the Lanark City Council.
Harlan is survived by his wife, Marion Carbaugh of Lanark; two daughters, Judi (Bud) Medina of S. Elgin, IL and Lynn (Mike) Gardner of Lanark; one son, Douglas (Patricia) Carbaugh of Freeport; four grandchildren, Kipp Meyers of Shannon, Stacey (Josh) Byer of Palatine, John Medina of S. Elgin, and Amy Carbaugh of Freeport; four step grandchildren, Casey (Jim) Brown of Bethel, CT, Kim (Ricky) Noone of Freeport, Matthew Jocknevich of Freeport, and Melissa Jocknevich of Freeport; nine great grandchildren; nieces & nephews; and close friends, Mark & Dee Johnson and their children, Jocelyn & Katie and Julie & Roger Kruse and their children, Cody & Cameron Kruse, all of Lanark. Harlan is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Lois Davis.

Keith La Verne Norwood
Keith La Verne Norwood, 69, of Neosho, Missouri and formerly of Savanna, Illinois, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Freeman Neosho Hospital in Neosho, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 7, 2001 at Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Pastor Wayne Schneider officiated. There was no visitation. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Keith was born Friday, November 27, 1931 in Dubuque Iowa, the sone of Gerald and Gertie (Blaisdell) Norwood. He married Mary Haug on April 18, 1954 in Elizabeth, Illinois. Mr. Norwood moved to Neosho in 1969 form Rock Island, Illinois. He was a Plant Superintendent for Buddy-L and Neosho Products in Neosho, (now Sunbeam). He retired in 1981 due to illness.
Keith was a member of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church of Pittsburg, Kansas where he served as church treasurer for several years. He graduated from Savanna High School in Savanna, Illinois in 1949 and also graduated from Palmer School of
Survivors include his wife, Mary of Neosho; a sister, Norma Olson of Andulsia, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his mother and father, a sister, Donna and a brother, Ken, all in 1983.

Clarence E. Fritts
Clarence E. Fritts, age 87, of Dixon died Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at the Claremont of Lee County. He was born January 4, 1914 in Franklin Grove, Illinois the son of Harry and Ada (Blum) Fritts. He married Hazel Eacker April 27, 1947 in Lanark, Illinois. He had been employed at Admiral Corp. in Dixon, Wood Brothers in Oregon and then was a custodian and night watchman at Raynor Garage Door in Dixon for 17 years prior to retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Church of God of Abrahamic Faith.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, of Dixon; 2 sons, Larry (Marilyn) Fritts of Rapid City, IL and Clarence Russell (Marita) Fritts of Dixon; 5 grandchildren; 1 brother, Russell (Barbara) Fritts of Putnam, IL; and 1 sister, Lorraine (Warren) Moore of Mendota, IL.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 8, 2001 at 10:30 am in the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon with the Rev. Hollis Partlowe, Pastor of Church of God of Abrahamic Faith officiating. Burial followed in Grand Detour Cemetery in Grand Detour, IL. Visitation was on Friday, April 6 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the funeral home. A memorial has been established. 

Leo Edward Hatheway
Leo Edward Hatheway, age 62, of Savanna, Illinois, died Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at his home in Savanna.
Visitation will be from 6:008:00 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2002 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. A prayer service will follow visitation. There will be no funeral service or burial of ashes.
Leo was born on Friday, April 21, 1939 in Clinton, Iowa to Perley Jay and Lillian Martha (Kaczinski) Hatheway. He graduated from Hanover High School, Hanover, Illinois with the class of 1956. He graduated from the Morrison Institute of Technology in 1977. He married Betty Jo Carroll on August 18, 1957 in Morrison, Illinois.
Leo worked as a Semi-Truck Driver for Kness Trucking in Chadwick, Illinois for the past fifteen years and was previously a milk hauler and farmer in the Thomson, Illinois area.
Leo was a member of the Shannon Baptist Church, Shannon, Illinois and the Savanna Moose Lodge.
Leo enjoyed driving semi-truck, gardening, cutting wood, hunting, fishing, bowling and especially loved his family.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Hatheway of Savanna; three daughters, Twila (Arlyn) VanBrocklin of Argo Fay, I llinois, Tina (Eldon) Bardell of Argo Fay, Illinois and Teresa (Gerald) Bonjour of Savanna; three sons, Perley "Pat" (Susan) Hatheway of Lanark, Illinois, John Hatheway of Poke City, Florida and Leo (Deb) Hatheway, Jr. of Dixon, Illinois; seventeen grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Douglas of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two brothers, Robert (Charlotte) Hatheway of Tullahoma, Tennessee and Ronald Hatheway of Fulton, Illinois.
Leo was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Dwaine Hatheway and one grandson, Bradley Hatheway.

Donald E. Casselberry
Donald E. Casselberry, age 80, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, died Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, Iowa. Cremation took place and a memorial service was held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2002 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, Illinois with Reverend Dave Vidler of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mt. Carroll officiating. Visitation was from 12:00 noon until the time of the service at the Funeral Home.
Don was born Monday, October 17, 1921 in Savanna, Illinois, the son of Harry and Ethel (Ziegler) Casselberry. He attended the Savanna Schools and graduated with the Class of 1939. Don was a fighter pilot for the Army Air Corps during World War II, flying the P-40 for the 325th Fighter Group in the 317th Squadron. He was shot down over northern Africa and was a Prisoner of War at Stalag Luft 3 in Germany. After returning home, he married Dorothy Morgan on October 30, 1948.
Don was a part owner of C & T Motors, Savanna. He then built and operated the old Tastee-Freeze in Savanna. With a partner, Wilbur Nichel, they owned and operated Carroll Feed Service in Mt. Carroll and Shannon, Illinois. He was a member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau;
Don loved golf, his farm, and time spent with his family.
Survivors include his wife of many years, Dorothy Casselberry of Monroe, Wisconsin; a son, Jerry (Patti) Casselberry of Wisconsin; a daughter, Teresa Devine of Santa Rosa, California; five grandchildren, Beth, Sara, Amy and Scott (Kathy) Casselberry and Lauren Devine; three great grandchildren, Jeremy, Ben and Zach Casselberry.
Don is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Stacy; two brothers, Norry and Bob; and a sister, Virginia Truninger.

Gerald "Jerry" M. Griswold
Gerald "Jerry" M. Griswold, age 85, of Savanna, Illinois, died Friday, February 22, 2002 at Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, Iowa.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at the First Presbyterian Church, Savanna. Reverend Alvin Sigafus will officiate. Burial will be in the Savanna Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:008:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Memorials may be made in Jerry's name to the First Presbyterian Church, Savanna, Illinois.
Jerry was born on Friday, January 16, 1917 in Savanna, Illinois to Merle and Lola (Dickinson) Griswold. He graduated from Savanna High School with the class of 1935. He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 19411945. He married Jean Peterson on July 8, 1945 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Jerry worked as a clerk for the Milwaukee Railroad for forty years, retiring in 1977.
Jerry was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the church choir and served as an Elder. He served on the Blackhawk Area Credit Union Board of Directors for over fifty years.
Jerry enjoyed gardening, riding this bike, walking the dog along the Mississippi river, talking with people, traveling and riding on trains.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Griswold of Savanna; one daughter, Judy (Mark) Rehm of Pine, Colorado; two sons, Jays (Mary) Griswold of St. Charles, Illinois and Jeff Griswold of Savanna; six grandchildren, Michael, Lisa, Mark and Ryan Griswold, Alexa and Jake Rehm; and one cousin, Berta Jean Detamore of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents.

Leroy F. Jungjohann,
Leroy F. Jungjohann, age 92, of Savanna, died Monday, February 25, 2002, at the Mercy Medical Center, Clinton, Iowa. The funeral service for Leroy will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 28, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Friends may call at the visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Lost Mound Cemetery, Hanover, Illinois. Military rites will be accorded by the Savanna Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2223 at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in Leroy's name to the Fire Department in Preston, Iowa or to the Savanna Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2223.

Leroy was born on Saturday, January 15, 1910, in Preston, Iowa, to Louis and Hulda (Miller) Jungjohann. He was educated in the Preston Schools. Leroy married Joyce Hushaw on June 2, 1942, in Kahokia, Missouri. He had served for 3 * years in the US Army during World War II. Leroy served in both the European and Pacific Theaters. He worked as an ammunition handler and heavy equipment operator at the Savanna Army Depot, retiring in 1971 after 30 years. He was a former member of the Preston Fire Department and a lifetime member of the Savanna Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2223. Leroy enjoyed helping others and did a lot of general repair work. He enjoyed fixing things, gardening, and yard work. Leroy was independent and self-sufficient.
Leroy is survived by his wife, Joyce of Savanna; one son, Jon Jungjohann of Alexandria, Virginia; one daughter, Judy (Robert) Mandernack of Brandon, Florida; one granddaughter, Karen Jungjohann of Boston, Massachusetts; one great granddaughter, Charlotte Wiebe of Boston, Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Emmett, Louis, and Vernon. 

Jeannette (Jan) Bertsch
Jeannette (Jan) Bertsch, age 78, of Freeport, IL, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at her home, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2002 at Schwarz Funeral Home in Freeport. Cremation followed the service and burial of the ashes was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardners. Visitations were from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established in her memory in lieu of flowers.
Jan was born on November 3, 1923 in Freeport, to George and Vanetta (Kinzig) Giesey. She married Robert Bertsch on June 26, 1948. She worked at Burgess Battery, Structo, and retired from Civil Construction after being employed there for 23 years. She was a member of the Moose.
Jan's survivors include her husband, Robert; four children, Bobby Ballard of Freeport, Becky (Ron) Richart of Rockford, Dave Bertsch of Freeport Tom (Barb Roberts) Bertsch of Shannon; foster daughter, Sharon (Galey) Bissell of Freeport; twelve grandchildren, David Christians Jr., Ann (Terry) Robertson, Stephanie (Ryan Mayes) Christians, Michelle (Mike Knight) Manske, and Scott Manske all of Freeport; Toni (Joe Thomm) Christians of Orangeville, Jay (Stephanie) Bertsch of Alaska, Angie Bertsch of Lena; Justin Richart of Rockford, Tracy, Tina and Karen of Arizona; ten great grandchildren, Heidi, Jamie, Rachel, Ryan, Olivia, Becca, Lakin, Jacob, Alexis, and Madyson; one sister, Betty (Dale) Janssen of Freeport.
Jan was preceded is death by her parents; one grandson, Robbie Manske; one brother, Lowell Giesey; two sisters, Jean Brock and Pat Caruso.

Samuel J. Charleton
Samuel J. Charleton, age 76, of Lanark, Illinois, and formerly of Lake Carroll and Chicago, Illinois, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002 at his home in Lanark.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. Reverend Rod Dye of the Lanark United Methodist Church officiated the service. Burial was in the Lanark Cemetery. Visitation were held from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2002 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. Memorials may be made to the Rolling Hills Foundation in memory of Nina Persell.
Sam was born on Wednesday, February 10, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois to Henry and Sarah (Finlay) Charleton. He graduated from Crane Technical High School, Chicago. He served in the United States Army Infantry and was a decorated Veteran for his actions as a Sniper with the 66th Infantry, Black Panther Division, during the War in Europe. He married Lois Dragoo on April 24, 1948 in Chicago.
Sam worked forty-seven years for the Chicago Transit Authority. He started as a Laborer, became and a Certified Electrician and ultimately retired as superintendent of Electrical Maintenance and Construction. He also worked for seven years with the Atomic Energy Commission at the University of Chicago.
Sam was a member of the Lanark United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a fifty-three member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Charleton of Lanark; two sons, Jack Charleton of Lanark and Dan (Maria) Charleton of Weston, Connecticut; and three grandchildren, Alexa, Sarah and Blake.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Joyce "Imogene" Hartwick
Joyce "Imogene" Hartwick, age 72, of Mt. Carroll, died Friday, June 7, 2002, at her home. The funeral services for Imogene were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 10, 2002, at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. Pastor Dan Cunningham from the First Baptist Church officiated the service. Friends were asked to call at the visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Imogene will be cremated after the services and inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church in Imogene's name.
Imogene was born on Sunday, January 19, 1930, to Robert and Ethel (Le Master) McDonald, in Martinsburg, West Virginia. She graduated from the High School in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in 1948. Imogene married Marvin Hartwick in December of 1949 in Rockville, Maryland. Imogene had worked at the Mt. Carroll National Bank through many ownership changes as Assistant Vice President. She retired in 1997 after 28 years. Prior to working at the bank she worked as an agent for the Savanna Greenhouse supplying plants and flowers for the Mt. Carroll area in the 1960's. Imogene was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mt. Carroll and the church choir. She was treasurer for the Senior Citizen Housing in Mt. Carroll. Imogene loved flowers, gardening, and animals. She never said a bad word about anyone and always had a smile. She enjoyed making friends.
Imogene is survived by her husband, Marvin of Mt. Carroll; four sons, Ronald (Terry) Hartwick of Alpharetta, Georgia, Alan (Barbara) Hartwick of Carbondale, Illinois, Terry (Rosie) Hartwick of McKinney, Texas, and Jeffery (Dawn) Hartwick of Murphysboro, Illinois; six grandchildren, Matthew, Cassandra, Brianna, Ryan, Cortnae, and Rhiannon; one sister, Ruby James; and three brothers, Bob, Eugene, and Wally McDonald. Her parents and one sister, Juanita, preceded her in death. 

Sandra L. "Sandy" Allen
Sandra L. "Sandy" Allen, 55, of Savanna, Illinois, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
Memorial Services wereheld at 3:00 P.M. Sunday, August 4, 2002 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Savanna. Rev. Wayne Schneider officiated. Inurnment was in Savanna Township Cemetery. Friends were asked to call from 1:00-3:00 P.M. Sunday at the church. A memorial fund has been established in Sandy's memory. Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna is in charge of the arrangements.
Sandy was born Saturday, August 17, 1946 in Savanna, Illinois, the daughter of Harold and Virginia (Thompson) Grummitt. She graduated from Savanna High School in 1964 and AIC in Davenport, Iowa. Sandy married George T. Allen on September 11, 1965 in Savanna.
Sandy was a bartender at the Savanna Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2223 for over ten years. She was the area coordinator for the Veterans Vans that provides transportation to area medical facilities for Veterans. She was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Savanna and the church altar guild; she was long time president of the Savanna VFW Auxiliary and was very involved in the VFW Post. Sandy has received many awards for her years of volunteer work. She enjoyed crocheting, collecting pig figurines, and studying her family genealogy. She loved being "Aunt Sandy" to Allison and Billy.
Survivors include her husband, George of Savanna, IL; a son, Brian Allen of Savanna, IL; a sister, Ruth (Terry) James of Savanna, IL; a nephew, Bill (Laurel) Grummitt of Savanna, IL; two nieces, Jennifer (Bryan) Gallagher of Chicago, IL., Theresa James of Savanna, a great niece and nephew, Allison and Billy Grummitt of Savanna.
Sandy was preceded in death by her brother, Bill Grummitt in 1986; a niece, Tami Jo Grummitt in 1988, her father, Harold in 1990 and her mother, Virginia in 1996.

Larry Lee Neuschwanger
Larry Lee Neuschwanger, age 59, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, died Friday, August 2, 2002 at Freeport Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2002 at SS. John and Catherine Catholic Church, Mt. Carroll. Father Moises Apostol officiated. Visitation was from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Monday, August 5, 2002 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. Cremation rites were accorded following the mass. Memorial's may be made in Larry's name.
Larry was born on Sunday, October 11, 1942 in Savanna, Illinois to Robert and Frances (Buckwalter) Neuschwanger. He graduated from Mt. Carroll High School in 1960 and then attended Shimer College in Mt. Carroll for two years. He served in the Illinois National Guard from January 1964 until January 1970. He married Alice "Mike" Hawley on November 26, 1965 in Riverside, Illinois.
Larry enjoyed golfing, cooking outside and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Larry is survived by his wife, Alice "Mike" Neuschwanger of Mt. Carroll; two daughters, Jessica and Danielle Neuschwanger of Mt. Carroll; three sons, Patrick (Dehorah) Neuschwanger of Monroeville, PA, Jordan (Michelle) Neuschwanger of Summerville, S.C. and Tobias Neuschwanger of Mt. Carroll; three grandchildren, Shane, Colin and Jordan; and two sisters, Jennifer Neuschwanger (Jack Thulen) of Thomson, Illinois and Reta (Jerry) Green of North Freedom, Wisconsin.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents. 

Albert G. Grinnall
Albert G. Grinnall, age 80, of Savanna, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
Memorial services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19, 2002 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Inurnment was in the Rock Island National Cemetery. There was no visitation. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in Albert's name.
Albert was born on Monday, December 5, 1921 in Savanna, Illinois to George and Elizabeth (Ehredt) Grinnall. He attended Savanna High School. He married Gladys Dauphin on June 13, 1942.
Albert worked at Burlington Northern Railroad as Yard Master for 42 years, retiring in 1983. He also farmed in rural Savanna.
Albert served in the United States Army in field Artillery during numerous campaigns in Europe where he received the Bronze Star.
Albert was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Savanna Moose, Railroad Retirees, Past Board Member of the Center Hill School, past 4-H Leader, and past member of the Mt. Carroll Lions Club.
Survivors include, his wife Gladys; two daughters, Cheryl (Douglas) Rogers of Rockford, Illinois, Vicki (Dan) Becker of Platteville, Wisconsin; two sons, Steven (Michelle) Grinnall of Rockford, Illinois, Daryl (Mary Jo) Grinnall of Omaha, Nebraska; 16 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; one sister, Betty Morris of Savanna, and one brother, Mick (Donna) Grinnall of Clinton, Iowa.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents.

Albert "Al" Henry Klein
Albert "Al" Henry Klein, age 74, of Savanna, Illinois, died Thursday, October 17, 2002, at the Freeport Memorial Hospital, Freeport, Illinois. The funeral service for Al will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 21, at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Savanna, with Reverend Wayne Schneider officiating. Burial will be in the Savanna Township Cemetery, where full military rites will be accorded by the Savanna Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Savanna American Legion, and the Bellevue American Legion. Friends may call at the visitation from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 20, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. A memorial fund has been established in Al's name.
Al was born Wednesday, July 25, 1928, in Gilman, Wisconsin, to Julius and Eleanor (Westaby) Klein. He graduated from the Bellevue High School, Bellevue, Iowa, in 1946. After graduation, Al joined the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict. While serving in the US Army, he had eight weeks of engineer schooling at Ft. Louis, Washington and then served in Italy. He also served in the 82nd Paratrooper Division at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. In 1950, Al reenlisted and was stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, and then in 1951, he served at Indian Town Gap, Pennsylvania.
Al married Clara L. Gruenwald on June 3, 1951, in Savanna. They settled in Savanna, where Al worked on the Milwaukee Railroad in the Signal Department for many years. He then became the Manager/Treasurer of the Blackhawk Area Credit Union in Savanna. He was a member of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Bellevue American Legion, the Carroll County Zoning Board, and a past member of the Savanna Rotary Club. Al enjoyed traveling in their motorhome, being home on the farm, reading, doing crossword puzzles and cryptoquotes, and camping and canoeing with family. He loved to sing and whistle around the house. Most important to Al was his family. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren and their accomplishments. Al was a believer in learning and would often challenge his children. He was intelligent, fun loving, and solid as a rock. Al had a heart of gold and was very generous to everyone.
Al is survived by his wife, Clara of Savanna; seven children, Susan (Richard) Keppler of Dubuque, Iowa, Jane Klein of Savanna, Stephen (Mary) Klein of Maquoketa, Iowa, Elaine (Ron) Ashley of Springfield, Missouri, Pamela (Mike) Delp of Savanna, Cheryl (Dave) Body of Mattoon, Illinois, and Mark (Debbie) Klein of Savanna; twenty-two grandchildren; one brother, Wilbur (Marcia) Klein of Shannon, Illinois; one sister, Ruth (Robert) Wilson of Mt. Carroll, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. His parents; one brother, Robert Klein; and one sister, Clara Scaletta, preceded him in death.

Betty Deets
Betty Deets, Age 79, of Milledgeville, died Thursday, October 17, 2002 at Coventry Village Nursing Home, Sterling.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 22, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. at the Milledgeville Brethren Church with Reverend Russell Gordon officiating. Visitation took place on Monday, October 21, 2002 from 1-3 PM and 5-7 PM at the Allen-Grennan Funeral Home, Milledgeville and also one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial services concluded at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Milledgeville Brethren Church, Hospice of the Rock River Valley, and the Alzheimer's Association.
Mrs. Deets was born January 18, 1923 in Sterling, Illinois the daughter of Glenn Arthur and Esther Mae (Shaible) Millhouse. After high school, she married Gail W. Deets on November 11, 1941 in Milledgeville. Betty was a member of the Milledgeville Brethren Church, was involved in the Women's Missionary Society, the Milledgeville Grange, and the Carroll County Help Center.
Survivors include her husband, Gail W. Deets of Milledgeville; three daughters, Nancy Deets of Monroe, WI, Beverly (Paul) Capp of Rock Falls, and Rogene (George) Kepner of Lena; two brothers, Robert (Ann) Millhouse of Polo and Richard (Janice).


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