Bureau County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices


From Melva L. Taylor

September 9, 1999 - Thursday, pg A2

Walnut: - Lloyd Ziegler, 78l of 29249 1675 E. Street, Walnut, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1999 at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kasbeer Community Church, with the Rev. John Fowler, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Red Oak Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be accorded by the Walnut American Legion Post 179. Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday at Garland Funeral Home, Walnut. A memorial has been established to the Kasbeer Community Church.

Mr. Ziegler was born Sept. 20, 1920 near Arcadia, Wis., the son of William and Esther (Lubkie) Ziegler. He married Aneta Guither on Sept. 1, 1949, at the Red Oak Church. She survivies. He served more than three years in the military during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He farmed in the Walnut area for 39 years and worked part-time for the John Deere dealer in Walnut for many years. He was a member of the Kasbeer Community Church, the Farm Bureau, where he served on the board, the Red Oak Brotherhood and the Walnut American Legion Post 179.

Survivors include two daughters, Deanna Ziegler of Elk Grove Village and Twyla (Bill) Spoolstra of Elmhurst; three sons, Bryan (Sheri) Ziegler of Ottumwa, Iowa, Rowen (Annetta) Ziegler of La Harpe and Gavin Ziegler of Rock Island; three brothers, Wayne Ziegler of Valparaiso, Ind., Eldon Ziegler of Kansas City, Mo., and Linus Zigler of Kenosha, Wis.; a sister, Irene Ziegler of San Mateo, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.

William Zierlein

Taken From the Henry Republican
October 20, 1881

Died In Wheatland, Bureau county, Oc.t 14, of consumption, William Zierlein, 18.


Donated by Pat Esterday

Mrs. Fischer of Van Orin Dies at 92

Mrs. Edward (Emma) Fischer, 92, of Van Orin, died early Friday morning in Mendota Lutheran Home where she had been a resident for seven years. She was born Feb. 21, 1882, in Lee County, a daughter of Nicholas and Louise Fetzer Zimmerlein. She was married Jan. 22, 1902, to Edward Fischer in Bureau County, and was a member of St. Paul Church of Christ and its Ladies Aid society. Surviving are a son, Howard of New Bedford; two daughters, Mrs. Gilbert (Florence) Brucker, Mendota, Mrs. Louis (Louise) Fahs, Van Orin; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Rose, LaMoille. Preceding her in death was her husband in 1963; five sisters, and four brothers. Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lundquist Funeral home, LaMoille, the Rev. Roland Hostow officiating, and burial was in St. Paul Church of Christ cemetery.

Taken from: The Mendota Reporter  March, 197

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