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
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 &
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,
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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,
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
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
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,
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 6:00–8:00 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,
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
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
6:00–8:00 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 1941–1945. He married Jean Peterson on July 8, 1945 in Minneapolis,
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
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
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,
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
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,
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
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
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
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Milledgeville
Brethren Church, Hospice of the Rock River Valley, and the Alzheimer's
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
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).