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AARON SCHNEIDER , 64, who farmed in Salem Twp. near Mt. Carroll, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday in the Community General Hospital at Sterling. The body was taken to the Christian funeral home at Mt. Carroll where services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. J.J. Burrows, pastor of Mt. Carroll Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hills cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Tillie (Sack) Schneider, a son, Richard, Mt. Carroll; two daughters, Mrs. Glenn Smith, Mt. Carroll, and Mrs. Richard Strauch, Chadwick; and two brothers, William of Lanark and Michael of Orlando, Fla.
Contributed by Pam Pickens - The Sterling Gazettte 17 Sep 1951

ALVIN SCHNEIDER , Chadwick, died this morning in a Savanna hospital where he had been a patient for the past week. Mr. Schneider was born June 29, 1896 in Brookville, the son of George and Mary (Diehl) Schneider. He married the former Lillian Schildwachter July 1, 1917 in Lanark. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Arlene) Williams of Polo, Mrs. Herbert (Marian) Barnhart of Lanark, and Mrs. William (Wilma) Aden of Freeport; 12 grandchildren, four great-granchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold of Lanark; and a sister, Mrs. Francis Sammons, Magnolia. He was preceded in death by his wife, a daughter, and his parents. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Scharman Funeral Home in Shannon. (Alice Horner’s note: He is buried in Lanark Cemetery.)
Contributed by Alice Horner Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois May 10, 1965

E. KENNETH SCHNEIDER , 87, of rural Chadwick, died Sunday, October 6, at his home. He was a farmer in Salem Township all his life. He was a 60-year member of the United Duroc Assoc. and was a well-known exhibitor at local, state and national Duroc shows. He was also director and chairman of the board of the Federal land Bank Assoc. and a member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau. Mr. Schneider was born May 31, 1904 in Salem Township to William G. and Cora M. (Cluck) Schneider. He married Gladys Campbell Jan. 1923 in Pearl City. She died May 1970. He then married Marie Woessner Jan. 1972 in Rockton. She died Oct. 1989. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Herb (Mary) Kessler of Mount Carroll, Mrs. Lawrence (Norma) Woessner of Shannon, and Mrs. Wilmer (Doris) Smith of Davis; four sons, John Schneider of Lanark, and Kenneth, William and David Schneider; 58 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. In addition Schneider of Lanark, and Kenneth, William and David Schneider, all of Mount Carroll; 28 grandchildren to his two wives, he was preceded in death by one daughter, four grandchildren and two sisters. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll with Rev. Larry Thompson of Bethel United Methodist Church of Shannon officiating. Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and prior to the funeral service on Thursday. Pall bearers will be Ron Kessler, Randy Woessner, Steve Smith, Denny Kessler, Tim Schneider and Kim Schneider. Honorary pall bearers will be Rick Kessler, Jerry Smith, Michael Schneider, Kevin Schneider, Billy Schneider, Chris Schneider, Ken Schneider III, Kurt Schneider, Keith Schneider and James Schneider.
Contributed by Alice Horner

EDWARD H. SCHNEIDER , died in his home here Sunday night, April 11, 1965. He had returned on Friday from spending the winter in Florida. He was born March 15, 1883, son of John and Christianna (Rahn) Schneider. A retired farmer he had lived most of his life in the Milledgeville and Lanark areas. Surviving are two brothers, Reuben and Frank, both of Shannon. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nina Cunningham, in 1950 and his second wife, Emma Voltmer in 1962. Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Woodin Funeral Home with Rev. Merle Hawbecker of Lanark officiating. Burial will be in Lanark Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Contributed by Alice Horner

ELIZABETH (GETZ) SCHNEIDER , 83, died at her home here early today (February 3, 1954). The former Elizabeth M. Getz was born at Mount Carroll February 22, 1870, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Weidman) Getz. She was married to George W. Schneider February 22, 1894. He died in 1924. (Alice Horner’s note: He died January 9, 1924 in Rock Creek Township.) Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Frank Zier of Shannon, Mrs. Earl Weber of Chadwick, and Mrs. Orville Beigtol of Lanark; one son, Harold of Lanark; three brothers, Jacob of Mount Carroll, Lewis of Savanna, and Albert of Madison, Wisconsin; three sisters, Mrs. William Proehl of Pekin, Mrs. John Proehl of Manito, and Mrs. Paul Becker of Savanna. She was a member of the Lanark Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the home and at 2 p.m. in the Methodist Church here, with the Rev. Irving Bruhn, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Lanark Cemetery.
Contributed by Alice Horner - Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois February 3, 1954

HAROLD G. SCHNEIDER , died early Thursday afternoon, April 25, 1957, after an extended illness. He was born September 11, 1898 near Mount Carroll, the son of George and Elizabeth (Getz) Schneider. He was married to the former Mary A. Harrington of Milledgeville on January 28, 1925. Survivors include his wife; three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Pearlene) Zier of Shannon, Mrs. Orville (Lucille) Beightol of Lanark, and Mrs. Earl (Grace) Weber of Chadwick. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. (CS) Sunday at the Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. The Rev. Irving Bruhn, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday between 7 and 9 p.m. Burial will be at Lanark Cemetery.
Contributed by Alice Horner - Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois April 26, 1957

JOHN SCHNEIDER - Funeral services for the late John Schneider, who passed away on Wednesday at his ridge road home, were held this afternoon with Rev. Gerhard Fischer as officiating pastor. Relatives and friends attend the last rites. At the family home a short prayer was given at 1:00 with the funeral services conducted at 1:30 o’clock from St. Peter’s Lutheran church. The pastor chose his funeral theme from Psalm 23, verse four, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” The theme was “The Christian Confidence in the View of Death. The congregation sang “”Nearer My God to Thee.” Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Gantert sang “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say.” As a solo Mr. Gantert sang “Let Not Your Heart to Troubled.” The organist was Mrs. Floyd Bleakley. The casket was attended by Charles Keyport, Henry Moltman, George Soltow, Charles J. Fisher, Fred Tack, and Chris Streicher. Burial was made in the Mosquito Hill Cemetery. Raymond Schneider of Ovid, Colo., attended the funeral. Mr. Schneider was born in Germany 70 years ago. He had resided in this community since 1882 and in this city for the past 29 years. He was employed by the Milwaukee railroad in the car repair department. His death was due to complication of diseases. He leaves his wife, a daughter, Mrs. John Klingler, a foster son, Raymond Schneider, of Ovid , Colo., relatives and friends. (23 May 1859 - 15 January 1930)
Contributed by Jim Klingler

LILLIAN SCHNEIDER - died Thursday evening, June 5, 1958, in a Freeport hospital. The former Lillian Schildwachter was born at Lanark January 28, 1898, the daughter of John and Mary (Peters) Schildwachter. She married Alvin Schneider at her parents’ home near Lanark July 1, 1917. The couple farmed near Lanark and Chadwick. Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Arlene) Williams of Polo, Mrs. Herbert (Marian) Barnhart of Lanark, and Mrs. William (Wilma) Aden of Scioto Mills; one brother, Harry, and 12 grandchildren. One daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of Lanark’s Trinity Lutheran Church and Black Oak Grange. Funeral service is tentatively scheduled for Sunday. Frank Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. (Alice Horner’s note: She is buried in Lanark Cemetery.)
Contributed by Alice Horner - Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois June 6, 1958

MARY A. (HARRINGTON) SCHNEIDER of Milledgeville, a member of the Church of the Brethren here, died this morning, November 27, 1973, in Colonial Acres Nursing Home, Sterling. She was born May 19, 1899 in Milledgeville, daughter of Samuel and Anna (Miller) Harrington. There are no immediate survivors. She was preceded in death by her husband. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Woodin Funeral Home, Milledgeville. The Rev. Fabricio Guzman, pastor of the Church of the Brethren, will officiate. Burial will be in Lanark Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Alice Horner - Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois November 27, 1973

PHYLLIS ELAINE SCHNEIDER , 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Schneider of Chadwick, was found dead in her bed Monday morning when her mother went to call her to breakfast. She had passed away quietly in her sleep, apparently from a heart attack. Miss Schneider apparently had been as well as usual Sunday and had visited in Mt. Carroll. Funeral services were conducted at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon in the First Lutheran church in Chadwick, the Rev. Earl Coble, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Mr. West pastor of the Lanark Lutheran church. Burial was in Lanark cemetery. Pallbearers were Richard Post, Eddie Brown, Junior Brown, Oliver Olson, Vernon Shuman, Floyd Imel, Gilbert Moothart, and Robert Helm. Floral tributes were cared for by Bessie Isenhart, Virginia Farthing, Ruth Shibley, Janice Schreiner, Dorlene Powant and Betty Wagner. The casket attendants and those in charge of flowers were classmates of Miss Schneider in Chadwick Community high school. Hymns were sung by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller, with Sheldon Frank at the organ. >Phyllis was born at Lanark March 20, 1929 and for several years had resided with her parents on the Beede farm north of Chadwick. She had completed her junior year in Chadwick high school this spring, and had been a member of the girls’ glee club and of the school band. Surviving are her parents; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Williams of Chadwick, Mrs. Stanley Misiewicz of Hanover, and Wilma, at home; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Schildwahter of Lanark and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. George Schneider, as well as a host of friends in this vicinity.
Contributed by Alice Horner

FANNIE (BUSS) SCHOONHOVEN , of Shannon died Sunday morning (29 July 1975) at Villas of Shannon Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since Tuesday. She died following an extended illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Freeport. She was born Jan. 3,1894, in Forreston, daughter of Joseph and Alice (Geerdts) Buss. On Sept. 5, 1912, she was married to Jacob Schoonhoven in Rockford. He died in July 1952. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Luella) Lichty of Lanark, Mrs. Donald (Irene) Bremmer of Shannon and Mrs. Robert (Berniece) Mack of Pearl City; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Buntjer of Freeport and Mrs. Jake Fransen of Shannon; two brothers, Dick of Forreston and Nonne of Freeport; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren . She was preceded in death by a son, two brothers, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Funeral service will be at 3 P.M. Wednesday in Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home. The Rev. George White, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 9 P.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for the church
Contributed by Judi Wirtjes - The Journal-Standard; Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois

ANNA (DALES) SCHROEPPEL font size=3>, 91, native of Jo Daviess county and a former resident of Mount Carroll died Jan. 23 at a San Diego, Calif. hospital. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. C. E. (Mertie M.) Lewis of San Diego and Mrs. J. P. (Ora S.) Steward of South Gate, Calif.; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; one brother, W. W. Dales of Reno, Nev. Other relatives include three nieces, Mrs. Ernest Pauley, Mrs. Walter Hawk and Mrs. Roscoe Almquist all of Mount Carroll.Since moving to California many years ago, Mrs. Schroeppel had made several visits here and was well known to many people in this vicinity. She enjoyed traveling and only two years ago accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Lewis, made a cross-country trip by plane to Washington, D.C.

While living in Mount Carroll, she and her husband owned and operated a farm at the north edge of town and were active in the First Baptist church.
Contributed by Susan Plass

CHARLES SCHROEPPEL , 86, a native of Mount Carroll died May 19, 1951 in a Long Beach, Calif. hospital according to word received here by his brother, Frank Schroeppel. Services and burial were in Long Beach. Mr. Schroeppel was born ....... north of Mt. Carroll, the son of William and Margaret Schroeppel. He left Mt. Carroll about 40 years ago. Surviving are the widow, the former Annie Dale of Mt. Carroll; two daughters, Mrs Clay Lewis, San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. J. P. Steward, West Gate, Calif.; the brother in Mt. Carroll and several grandchildren.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 23, 1951 - Tuesday, pg 2

FRANK SCHROEPPEL , 83, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in a nursing home in Lake Zurich. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Frank funeral home in Mount Carroll. The Rev. R. P. Blatt of the First Baptist church will officiate and burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery. Mr. Schroeppel was born July 21, 1871 north of Mount Carroll, the son of William and Margaret Lichtenburger Schroeppel. He was married in 1902 to Mary Ann Walton who died in 1950. A son Clarence also preceded him in death. Surviving are a son Walton of Barrington and two grandchildren. Mr. Schroeppel was a Spanish-American war veteran, having received a special citation and silver medal from the Republic of Cuba, a unit citation awarded Co. H, 21st infantry regiment only about two years ago. His unit went into Cuba June 23, 1898 and on July 23 that year accomplished the battle siege and surrender of the Spanish forces in Cuba. Schroeppel served three years after that in the Philippines and in the army a total of 11 years. He was a former sheriff of Carroll county and served as a justice of the peace and Republican precinct committeeman in Mount Carroll township twenty years. Mr. Schroeppel was a past master of Cyrus lodge No. 188 A.F. and A.M.
Contributed by Susan Glass

HAROLD H. SCHROEPPEL , 87, of 402 Chicago Ave., Savanna, died today in Big Meadows Retirement Center. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in United Methodist Church of Savanna, with the Rev. Jean Zaltzman officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll. Visitation will be in the church from 10 a.m. Thursday until the funeral. Mr. Schroeppel was born Oct. 4, 1895, in Mt. Carroll, to Henry and Mary Kaufman Schroeppel. He was employed as an electrical engineer for New York Telephone for 42 years, retiring in 1961. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of American Legion. Survivors include a son, Harold of Oak Park, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs. Harmon (Ruth) Nelson of East Moline, Ill.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, four sisters and two brothers.
Contributed by Susan Plass

HENRY SCHROEPPEL , son of Wm. E., and Margaret Schroeppel, was born in Woodland, Carroll County, Ill., May 5th, 1856, and died March 31st, 1927, aged 70 years, 10 months, and 26 days. Most of his life was spent in Carroll county, except for a period of 13 years during which time he lived in South Dakota and Iowa. On February 8, 1885, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Kaufman. To this union was born 7 children, 3 boys and 4 girls, namely Herman F., of Seattle, Wash.; Fannie E. Doty of Savanna, Ill.; Phoebe Hawk, of Moline, Ill.; Harold H., of New York City; Mattie M., of Denver, Colo.; Ethyll J. Almquist of Milwaukee, Wis.; and Donald W., of Chicago, Ill., all of whom where with him during his illness except Herman, who could not come on account of sickness in his own family. There were also 18 grandchildren. He also leaves 4 brothers and 2 sisters to mourn his death. Mr. Schroeppel devoted most of his life to farming, except the later years, when he conducted the greenhouse in Mt. Carroll until his death. He was a kindly, public spirited man and has by his fairness, friendship gained respect of a host of friends. In his death his family and the community has suffered an irreparable loss and one that will be felt for many years. He was a member of the Baptist church, a staunch christian gentleman, who lived his everyday life in a manner that enabled him, when eternity beckoned to answer, "I am ready."
Contributed by Susan Plass

MARGARET SCHROEPPEL , 81, Savanna, died May 3 in Bg Meadows Retirement Home, Savanna. The funeral was Saturday in Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, with the Rev. James Allen of First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll. She was born June 19, 1897 in Freedom Township, Carroll County, to Henry and Mary Kaufman Schroeppel. She was a retired X-ray technician and a member of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include a brother, Harold Schroeppel, Savanna.
Contributed by Susan Plass

BESSIE (SANDBURN) SCHUBERT , 88, of Sterling, formerly of the Mount Carroll area, died today, Jan. 7., at her home. She was a member of the Mount Carroll Church of God. Born on July 14, 1898 in Thomson, she was the daughter of John and Effie (Barrett) Sandburn. She married Raymond Schubert in Thomson on June 26, 1918. Surviving are two sons, Donald of Clinton, Iowa and Melvin of Freeport; one daughter, Lois (Mrs. Richard) Lego of Sterling; a brother, Arthur Sandburn of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; a sister, Iola Sandburn of Freeport; 14 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, three sisters, and a brother. Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Frank Funeral Home, Mount Carroll. The Rev. George Reser, pastor of the Mount Carroll Church of God, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Alice Horner

CRYSTAL (HARTMAN) SCHUBERT , 62, of Chadwick died Monday, June 13, 1988 at Jane Lamb Hospital in Clinton, Iowa. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Frank Funeral Home in Chadwick. The Rev. Robert Kinnear, pastor of First Lutheran Church, Chadwick, will be in charge. Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The daughter of Edd and Mary (Knoess) Hartman, she was born November 28, 1925 in Carroll County. Her marriage to Morrall Schubert took place Feb. 16, 1946 in Lanark. She was a member of the Chadwick First Lutheran Church. She is survived by her husband of Chadwick; a son, Duane, of Morrison; three daughters, Barbara (Mrs. Larry) Kness of Thomson, Diane (Mrs. Clell) Alden of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Ruby (Mrs. Sammy) Dykstra of Mount Carroll; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Harvey Hartman of Mount Carroll and a sister, Bessie (Mrs. Preston) Downing of Mt. Carroll Township.
Contributed by Alice Horner

MORRALL M. SCHUBERT , 76, of Chadwick died Friday, February 6, 1998 at Samaritan North Hospital in Clinton , Iowa . Son of Walter and Pearl (Althoff) Schubert, he was born Thursday, April 22, 1921. On February 16, 1946 he and Crystal J. Hartman were married. She died on June 13, 1988. He was a farmer in the Chadwick area since the mid-1940s, enjoyed rides in the country, and visiting with friends, neighbors, and family members. Surviving him are three daughters, Barbara (Larry) Kness of Thomson, Diane (Clell) Alden of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Ruby (Sam) Dykstra of Mount Carroll; one son, Duane (Connie) Schubert of Morrison; 10 grandchildren, Peggy Kness, Clell Damion, Chris, Deedra, and Devonna Alden, Michelle, Ashley and Ryan Dykstra, Scott and Kelly Schubert; and two sisters, Mildred Larson and Phyllis Newton, both of Lena. In addition to his parents and wife, a sister died in infancy. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Chadwick with the Rev. Robert Schubert of First Brethren Church in Lanark officiating. Burial will be in Chadwick Cemetery .
Contributed by Alice Horner

RAYMOND SCHUBERT , of Mount Carroll died Thursday night, February 27, 1975 in Savanna City Hospital after an extended illness. He was a retired area farmer and a member of the Church of God. Born August 4, 1896 in Carroll County, he was the son of George and Anna (Thain) Schubert. He married Bessie Sanburn June 26, 1918 in Thomson. Surviving are his widow; two sons, Melvin of Freeport and Donald of Clinton, Iowa; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Lois) Lego of Sterling; two brothers, Walter of pearl City and Lincoln of Dakota; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Bucher of Mount Carroll and Mrs. Doris Wybourn of Lena; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one infant son, two brothers and one sister. Funeral service will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Church of God here. The Rev. Fred Landolt, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Frank Funeral Home here.
Contributed by Alice Horner - Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois February 28, 1975

ROBERT L. SCHUBERT , of Lanark went home to be with the Lord at the age of 94 on July 8, 2009 at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Bob was born on June 30, 1915 on a farm south of Stockton, Illinois to Henry and Aletha Schubert. Bob's father died when he was 4 years old. He and his mother then lived with her brother, Chalmer Law, on a farm outside of Hampton, Iowa. His mother then died when he was 8 years old. Bob went to live with his father's brother, John Schubert and family for the next 5 years and then returned to live with Chalmer Law until he graduated from high school in 1933. Bob worked on his uncle’s farm for 3 years before he started farming near Mt. Carroll where he met and married Mayme Randecker Law. They farmed very successfully for 27 years. Bob was very active in the community and served as township supervisor for 14 years. In 1962 Bob went into the ministry at the United Brethren Church in Des Moines, Iowa where he attended Drake University. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Drake in 1967. Bob was transferred to the United Brethren Church in Manlius, Illinois where he served for 3 years. He was then transferred back to the church in Des Moines, Iowa where he served for 11 years from 1970 to 1981. Bob received his Master's Degree in Religious Leadership from Drake in 1976. He served as Conference Superintendent of Rock River Conference for several years during his ministry. During his marriage to Mayme, they raised their daughter Joyce, and also helped raise five foster children. They also traveled throughout the United States and several countries including a thirty-one day trip to the Holy Land where they visited many sites referenced in the Bible. Bob then retired and he and Mayme moved back to Mt. Carroll to be near Mayme's sister. He didn't stay retired very long, though, when he was asked to be pastor at Woodland United Brethren church outside Mt. Carroll. He served as pastor there for 5 years. He then served as an associate pastor at the Lanark First Brethren Church. Mayme died in July 1998 at the age of 85. In August of 1999, Bob married Joyce Wolf at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. He retired again as associate pastor in October 2001. During his time back in Mt. Carroll he also served as chaplain at the Good Samaritan Care Center for 20 years. After being “retired” for one year he was asked to become pastor at Center Hill United Brethren Church between Mt.Carroll and Savanna where he served until December 2007. He then retired for the last time. He was in good health until November of 2008 when he underwent surgery. He was making a good recovery but then suffered a setback and was a resident of the nursing home for the last 3 months of his life. Bob is survived by his wife, Joyce of Lanark; his daughter, Joyce Broderick of Altoona, IA; one step-son, Ransom Wolf; a grandson Brian Broderick of Dayton, OH; a granddaughter Brenda (David) Decker of Clive, IA; and three great grandchildren, Tiffany (Michael) Kuhn, Zachary Broderick and Rowan Decker. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother and step-son, Wayne Wolf.on and New York before they settled in Savanna in 1957. Thor was a graduate of Savanna High School, Class of 1967. As a boy he was active in sports; he loved to fish, camp and water ski on the Mississippi River. He was the quarterback of the Savanna Indians football team that tied for the Illowa Conference Championship his senior year.\line Thor received his bachelor's degree with honors in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1971, where he was 4-year ROTC. He received his master's degree in engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1973. He completed Air Force pilot training in 1973 and became a pilot in the USAF, Strategic Air Command. He was stationed principally at Loring AFB in Maine, but was also stationed in Thailand, Guam, Alaska, Scotland, and briefly in Iran, before being finally stationed in southern California. He left the military after 15 years with the rank of Major. His last military assignments were as a flight instructor on KC-135 aircraft at March AFB while he provided ground assistance at Edwards AFB in relation to development of the B-1 bomber. After the Air Force, Thor was a pilot with Continental Airlines until he retired in 2005. His last routes were 757's flown out of Los Angeles. He loved everything about aircraft.\line Thor \b married Gail Macro, in Maine, in 1977. \b0 When Thor flew for the airline, Gail used to meet him at the airport when his flight was complete. She was at his bedside when he died\line Thor is survived by his wife, Gail, his stepchildren, Pam, Lori and Terry, two grandsons, Tony and, Austin; two brothers, Val Gunnarsson and Gunnar (Helen) Gunnarsson; nieces Jill and Marianne and his nephew, Erik. Thor was preceded in death by his parents.}
Contributed by Lori Gilbert

TERRY DRAKE SEIDEMANN , 54, of Mount Carroll, died Saturday at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll. The Rev. Robert Phelps of the Pleasant Valley/Berreman Church of God will be officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. A luncheon will be at the Savanna (Ill.) Moose Lodge following the services at the cemetery. He was born Feb. 22, 1950, in Kenosha, Wis., to Frederick and Mary Drake Seidemann II. He married Gail Propper on June 5, 1999, at the Pleasant Valley Church in Stockton, Ill. He worked as a machinist with the former Savanna Army Depot and was transferred to the McAlester Army Depot in Oklahoma until his retirement. Survivors include his wife; one son, Tracy (Stephanie) Seidemann of Fulton, Ill.; three daughters, Darlene (Ronald Buckwalters) Carté of Mount Carroll, Mrs. DeAnn (Jim) Bartley of Gridley and Mrs. Deana (Wayne) Boyer of Savanna; five stepchildren, Rhonda (Tracy) Reitz of Hanover, Ill., Mrs. Kim (Ken) Walling of Clinton, Mrs. Amy (Christopher) Nelson of Chadwick, Ill., Jesse (Heather) Nelson of Mount Carroll and Joshua (Teri) Nelson of Fox Lake, Wis.; 28 grandchildren; one brother, Larry (Teresa) Seidemann of Freeport, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy (Thomas) Nord of Freeport; and one brother-in-law, Ron (Judy) Tobin of Freeport. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.
Clinton Herald August 3, 2004

AGNES SHAW , of Savanna died at Clinton Manor Nursing Home Saturday afternoon [1-27-1968]. She was 86. Surviving are five sons, Wilson and Truman, both of Savanna, Ben of Wichita, Kan., Randall of Thomson, and Kermit of Salt Lake City, Utah; three daughters, Mrs. Wilma Green, Galena, Mrs. Ethyl Mickelson and Mrs. Mildred Peterson; 31 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Law-Jones Funeral Home with burial in Savanna Township Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Pam Pickens - Freeport Journal-Standard, pg. 7 Date: 1-29-1968

DAVID KEITH SHAW , age 56, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore, Illinois. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 27, 2009 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll. Cremation Rites have been accorded. David was born December 28, 1952, in Savanna, Illinois, the son of Randall and Virginia (Engelking) Shaw. He enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, going to the casinos, and cats. Most of all David enjoyed the time he spent with his brothers and his cat Pooh. David is survived by two brothers, Dennis (Janice) Shaw of Savanna, Randy Shaw of Mt. Carroll. David is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Ernie, Robert, and Mike
Contributed by Lori Gilbert

JUDGE JAMES SHAW , died last Wednesday at his home at Mt. Carroll, after suffering a long illness. His decline has been gradual, extending over a period of several years, but for the past few months Mr. Shaw's health failed rapidly. Death had been expected daily for some weeks. Mr. Shaw was one of the most able men of Carroll county in his day, and up to the time of his retirement from the bench, his life had been actively spent in the public service. Judge Shaw was born in Ireland, May 3, 1832, but came to this country at an early age. He settled in Cass county, Illinois, became a student at Illinois college, Jacksonville, and was graduated. He finished his law course in an office at Sterling, Whiteside county, Judge Shaw removed to Mt. Carroll in 1860 where he practiced law for seventeen years. He held the office of assistant state geologist for three years, and surveyed many of the counties of northern Illinois. He was elected to the state legislature, serving in the 27th, 28th and 30th assemblies, being made speaker of the house during his last term. He was chosen to the presidential electoral college in 1872 and was also for some time a member of the state republican committee. Judge Shaw is also known as the author of a volume on Mound builders of Rock river valley, called "Monographs of Antiquities" which is now in the library of the Smithsonian Institute at Washington. Judge Shaw was elected to the circuit bench of the fifteenth Judicial Circuit, and remained on the bench for many years until 1902 when his failing health compelled his retirement from active pursuit of his duties. Judge Shaw leaves his wife, Jennie Harvey, of Wheeling, West Virginia, whom he married in June 1859, and three children, Misses Undine and Effie Shaw of Mt. Carroll, and Hoyt Shaw of Chicago. - Savanna Times
Contributed by Karen Fyock - May 30, 1906 Handwritten date

EFFIE SHAW , 79, life long resident of Mt. Carroll, passed away at 6:15 Wednesday morning. She had been seriously ill two weeks following a paralytic stroke. Daughter of the late Judge James and Jane Harvey Shaw, she was born Aug. 15, 1867 in Mt. Carrol. She was a neice of Katherine Shaw Bethea of Dixon, whose father was a brother of the late Judge James Shaw. After attending the local schools she graduated from Vassar college and was awarded a scholarship to an academy in Rome Italy, but did not attend the Italin School. Following her parents death she lived here in the family home with a sister, Miss Undine Shaw, who died several years ago. Her father, an attorney at one time, for the Milwaukee Railroad, was elected four time to the State legislature and twice was elected circuit judge. Only immediate survivor is a brother Hoyt Shaw of Southern Pines, N.C. Funeral services were held Friday at 5 p.m. in the family home with Rev. Wm. N. Lyons pastor of the Baptist church officiating and with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 23 September 1946

EFFIE SHAW - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and formerly of Chadwick, passed away Sunday at 4:30 a.m. in a Cedar Rapids, Iowa hospital. Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the Chadwick Cemetery.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 10, 1969 - Monday, pg 2

BENJAMIN F. SHELLER ,was born August 28, 1859, in Cherry Grove township, Carroll County, Ill., and died at his home in Lanark, January 20, (1910) at the age of 50 years, 5 months and 22 days. He received his schooling in the Georgetown school and two years in the Lanark high school. He was married to Ella M. Burkhart November 22, 1885. Of this union were born three children, Gertrude Raffenberger, Harold and Wales Sheller. Brother Sheller was united in marriage to his present wife, October 15, 1902, and to this union one child was born, Foster. The deceased is the first out of a family of seven children to break the ranks and take his departure for the world to come. He leaves to mourn over his sudden departure, his wife, the children named above and three brothers; John of Sunnyside, Washington; and David and George, of Tacoma, Wash.; also three sisters: Mrs. David Zuck of Dallas Center, Iowa; Mrs. Noah Blough of Mt. Carroll, Ill.; and Mrs.Tobias Kimmel, of Sheldon Iowa. Brother Sheller resided one year of his married life on the farm, the remainder was spent in the city of Lanark. Soon after he moved to Lanark he entered the hardware business with his brother John. For the last ten years or more he was engaged in the real estate and insurance business. He untied with the Brethren Church in March 1890. He served for many years as assistant Sunday school superintendent and a part of the time as active superintendent; also as trustee and treasurer of the church. All theses offices he filled with much credit to himself and to the great help of the church. His faith in God and his trust in the Savior never left him. He kept up his bible study and family devotion unto the last. He was a good neighbor. This was tested by living next door for a number of years. As a citizen he was of that type that looks for the best and the highest and for gradual advancement in those things that make civilization. He was a kind and indulgent father and husband. In the midst of great difficulties and struggles he was doing his best as he saw it for his family. All in all he was a large-hearted man looking at the great social and economic problems with a vision born of an inspired heart. His last and fatal illness dates back several years, and caused him much anxiety and pain, much of which he kept to himself, but he kept steadily and persistently working on and keeping a bold front in the face and power of the disease and pain until just a few days before his death. Tuesday of last week was the first visible indication of the disease. Wednesday was very serious, on Thursday there came a little hope, but it was all dashed to fragments in the evening. He fell peacefully to sleep on Thursday evening at 11 o'clock, we trust safe in the arms of Jesus. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. H. Knepper, the pastor, at 2:00 o'clock on Sunday afternoon in the Brethren church, Z. T. Livengood of Milledgeville assisting. The funeral was a very large one, the commodious house being filled and many went away because of the lack of room. Interment was made in the city cemetery in the family lot.
Contributed by Amy Anderson

ELLA M. (BURKHART) SHELLER , was born Oct, 8th, 1865 in Washington county, Md., and died at her home in Lanark. Nov. 4th, 1899. Her age was 34 years and 26 days. She was one of a family of eight children. Two brothers, Harry of Lanark, and Newton of Anita, Iowa, and two sisters, Mollie Puterbaugh of Cherry Grove and Emma Meyers of Morrell, Kansas, survive her. She came with her parents to Polo, Ill., in March 1876. Afterwards the family moved a few miles south of Lanark. In 1878 they moved about four miles northwest of town where she was married to Benjamin F. Sheller Nov 22nd, 1885. This happy union was blessed with three children, Gertie, Harold and Wales. One year of their married life was spent on the farm, the remainder in the city of Lanark, and while this union lasted but about fourteen years, it proved one of harmony and joy. In March 1890 Mrs. Sheller and her husband both felt the need of the dear, loving Savior, confessed him before men, and yielded their all to him and were baptised, uniting with the Brethren church. From personal experience as her neighbor, friend and pastor for these nine and a half years, amidst many seeming discouragements and hinderances she never once manifested doubt and unbelief or uncertainty. He peculiar faith began to show itself when she was made conscious of the fact of that fatal disease consumption. We knew she was a christian. We knew she had faith in God, and trusted Jesus; but we knew not how strong it was until it was brought to the test. Her faith in God robbed death of all its sting and bravely and calmly and serenely and triumphantly she faced the foe. Everything was done that a kind and devoted husband and dear friends could do to return Sister Sheller to health, and for a time we were hopeful. It was a strong and womanly fight she made for her life, for the sake of her little children and husband. When she realized her condition, and felt that the inevitable was coming, she humbly and cheerfully submitted, and as the end approached she longed and prayed to go home. On Saturday evening at 11 o'clock the death angel came and wafted her spirit to God who gave it, and upon her fair face even today you can see the impress of calmness, peace and rest. The funeral was held in the Progressive church Monday at 2 o'clock in presence of a large assembly. Z. T. Livengood conducted the services, Elder Frank ? assisting.
Contributed by Amy Anderson

CARROLL SHIRK - That ever unwelcome guest, Death, has again been in our midst and taken away one of our little ones. Last Friday morning Carol Shirk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Shirk, peacefully closed her eyes to open them no more. Her days upon earth were numbered and she was called home at the early age of eighteen months and thirteen days. Carol Shirk was born in Milledgeville, October 17, 1895 and died April 30, 1897. Her death was a sudden shock to her parents, as she had been in good health till within a few hours before she breathed her last. All was done that could be done but to no purpose. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Baldwin at the M.E. Church Sunday morning. The members of the High School attended the services in a body, thus showing their sympathy for their beloved teacher in his hour of sorrow. The remains were laid to rest in the Lanark Cemetery.

CHESTER SHIRK - The Chadwick News states that Chester Shirk, son of Ben Shirk of Sutherland, Iowa died Saturday.
Contributed by Karen Fyock - September 19, 1903 Handwritten Date

EMMA (SNAVELY) SHIRK was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 22, 1861; died at her home in Shannon, Ill., on June 7, 1937; aged 76 y. 2 m. 15 d. On Feb. 18, 1886, she was united in marriage to Robert M. Shirk. God blessed this union with 3 sons and 4 daughters. Early in life she with her parents, Bro. and Sister Christian Snavely, moved to Shannon, Ill., and located on a farm where she grew to womanhood. She was reared in a Christian home, her father being a Mennonite preacher. Early in life she embraced Christianity and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she died. Her companion and 5 children preceded her in death. She leaves 2 daughters (Mrs. Howard Woessner of Shannon and Mrs. Harry Messner of Chicago), 6 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Christian, Amos, Maros and Frank), 1 sister (Mrs. Anna Gsell). Funeral services were held June 10 at the home by the pastor of the Evangelical Church, S. G. Eberly, and at the Evangelical Church by A. C. Good and S. E. Graybill. Text, Job 5:26.
Contributed by Alice Horner

BENJAMIN SHOUP - On Monday evening, March 11, 1901, at his late home in Milledgeville occurred the death of Benjamin Shoup, aged 71 years, 8 months, and 13 days. Mr. Shoup was born June 28, 1829, in Canada, nine miles from Niagara Falls. When twelve years of age he moved sixty miles farther west to Canada to Walpole township. Here on Aug. 31, 1853, he was united in marriage to Miss Charlotte Nablo, who still survives him. In 1856 he came west to Mt. Carroll, Illinois. He remained there one year and then resided in South Elkhorn, Carroll County about two years. From South Elkhorn he moved to Jordan, Whiteside County, where he purchased a farm on which he lived until 1890 when he bought a home in Milledgeville in which place he lived until his death. To Mr. and Mrs. Shoup were born two children, a son, Walter J., who resides on the farm in Jordan, and a daughter, Mrs. J. H. Fuller of Lake City, Iowa, both of whom were at his bedside during the latter part of his illness. Mr. Shoup always followed the occupation of farming, was of a quiet disposition and had strong attachments for home. In March, 1856, he united with the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Canada and after settling in Jordan he became a member of the Methodist Church of that locality. His sickness was a lingering one, having been gradually failing in health for several months prior to his death. The funeral services were held from the Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. , Wednesday, March 13, 1901, Rev. C. A. Gage officiating, burial taking place in the South Elkhorn cemetery.
Contributed by Karen Fyock - Undated Scrapbook Clipping

CHARLOTTE SHOUP , was born in Jhangen Zeiler, France, in the year 1831. When but a small child, in 1833, she accompanied her parents to Canada. August 30, 1853, she became the wife of Benjamin Shoup. In 1859 they left their Canada home and came to Carroll county, Illinois. The year following in 1860 they moved to a farm in Jordan township, now occupied by their son, walter. They retired from the farm in 1890 and moved to Milledgeville. Mr. Shoup died about ten years ago. In 1901 on account of failing health Mrs. Shoup left her home in Milledgeville and made her home with her son on the old homestead where she passed away Tuesday evening, may 7th, after an illness which extended from the first of last December. Mrs. Shoup was a kind neighbor and a Christian woman. She united with the Methodist church in Canada in 1856. She is mourned by her two children, Walter and Mrs. Alice Fuller, the latter of Lake City, Iowa, and nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral services were conducted from the South Elkhorn church Thursday forenoon, Rev. Warrington of Milledgeville officiating. The interment was made in the cemetery near by. The relatives from a distance who attended the funeral were Mrs. Alice Fuller of Lake City, Iowa and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Myers of Rock Falls. Contributed by Karen Fyock - 1908 clipping

EVELYN (HAUGH) SHOUP , 72, Lanark, died Saturday evening on the way to the Freeport Memorial Hospital. The funeral service was at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Frank Funeral Home in Lanark with the Rev. Gardner Wyman of the Brookville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in the Schreiner Cemetery in Brookville. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Today. Evelyn, daugher of Frank and Gertrude Moyer Haugh, was born Nov. 1, 1899 in rural Lanark. She married Boyd Shoup November 15, 1922 and they resided in the Lanark area. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Allen of Mount Carroll and Emmert of Polo; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; three brothers, Fenton of Milledgeille and John and Emmert of Polo.
Contributed by Alice Horner

MAUDE SHOUP , 70, died Tuesday morning in her home on the family farm near Milledgeville where she had lived all her life. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Woodin Funeral Home. The Rev. Clare Hewitt of the Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in South Elkhorn Cemetery. Miss Shoup was born March 9, 1890, on the farm to Walter J. and Louemma Munz Shoup. She was a member of the Methodist Church and Bernice Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are two sisters, Alice Shoup, at home, and Mrs. Grace Kroehler of Gaylord, Minn., and two brothers, Roy and Walter both at home.
Savanna Times Journal February 2, 1961

SUSANNAH SHOUP , was born February 17, 1821 in Canada about nine miles from Niagara Falls, and died about seven o'clock in the evening of April 9, 1904 in Whiteside county, Ill., at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 23 days. She was married to Samuel P. Johnson, February 20, 1844. To this union seven children were born, four sons and three daughters, all of whom are living except one son, Wilson, who died in infancy. The surviving children are Mrs. Pruella Hacker, of Whiteside Co., Ill., and W. L. Johnston, of Carroll Co., Ill., Mrs. Sarah Johnston, of Gage Co., Nebraska, W. S. Johnston and S. P. Johnston of Hardin Co, Iowa and Hannah Shultz, of Sterling Il. They moved to Illinois in 1852 and settled in Carroll county on the farm now owned by W. L. Johnston, where they resided about two years when Mr. Johnston died in 1854. She with her family stayed on the farm and in 1859, whe was married to Robert Lynk, They lived on the same farm until 1869, when they moved to Hardin Co., Iowa, where My Lynk died in 1891 After Mr. Lynk's death, she lived by herself on the home place, until the spring of 1900 when she came to Illinois and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Pruella Hacker, until the time of her death. She is also survived by twenty-six grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the South Elkhorn church Tuesday and were in charge of Rev. C. A. Gage, of Rock Falls. The remains were buried in the South Elkhorn cemetery. The pall bearers were James Graehling, Hugh Miller, Alex Graehling, James Dean, Philip Peters and Cyrus Fahrney.
Contributed by Karen Fyock - Undated Scrapbook Clipping

ALVIN SIEDENBURG , age 85, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, died Sunday, January 4, 2004 at Freeport Memorial Hospital in Freeport, Illinois. Funeral services were held at 10:30 am Thursday, January 8, 2004 at the Center Hill United Brethren Church, rural Mt. Carroll, with Reverend Robert Schubert officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll. Visitations were from 5 ­ 7 pm Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. A memorial fund has been established in Alvin's name to the Center Hill United Brethren Church. William Alvin was born on Tuesday, June 11, 1918 in Savanna, Illinois the son of William and Ida (Douglas) Siedenburg. He graduated from the Savanna High School with the Class of 1936. Alvin married Gladys Weidman on June 12, 1939 in rural Savanna. She died on June 8, 1996 in Freeport, Illinois. He was a member of the Center Hill United Brethren Church in rural Mt. Carroll and The Carroll County Farm Bureau. Alvin was very dedicated to his family. Alvin is survived by two daughters, Carol (Bill) Bentley of Mendota, Illinois and Joyce (Rick) McKee of Roscoe, Illinois; two sons, Jerry (Linda) Siedenburg of Freeport, Illinois; and Jim (Becky) Siedenburg of Potosi, Wisconsin; six grandchildren Stephen (Paula) Rapp, Brenda (Bryan) Ridgley, Dan (Stepanie) Sickler, Chris Sickler, Jenny (Brian) Siedenburg-Sis and Mickey (Mike) Soman; 7 great-grandchildren Shaun, Jacob, Sage, Aaron, Alyssa, Jackie, Gabriel; and three brothers Loyal (Mildred) Siedenburg of Mt. Carroll; Paul (Minnette) Siedenburg of Des Moines, Iowa; George (Marian) Siedenburg of Savanna, Illinois.

GLADYS (WEIDMAN) SIEDENBURG , 82, of Mount Carroll , homemaker and former educator, died Saturday, June 8, 1996 at Freeport Memorial Hospital . Daughter of Daniel and Laura (Kampmeier) Weidman, she was born February 19, 1914 in rural Savanna. She graduated from Mount Carroll High School , valedictorian for her class of 1932. In 1934 she graduated from Francis Shimer College in Mount Carroll , also valedictorian of her class. She was a teacher for six years during the 1930s in one-room country schools including Center Hill School , Spring Grove School , Daggett School and Ferrin School . After her marriage to Alvin Siedenburg on June 12, 1939 in rural Savanna, she farmed with her husband and raised her family. She was a member of Center Hill United Brethren Church and the Women’s Missionary Associating and the Ladies Aid Society of the church. She enjoyed flowers and playing the organ. Surviving family members include her husband; two daughters, Carol (Bill) Bentley of Mendota and Joyce (Rick) McKee of Roscoe; two sons, Jerry (Linda) Siedenburg of Freeport and Jim (Becky) Siedenburg of Potosi, Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, Stephen Rapp, Brenda Watkins, Michelle Soman, Jenny Siedenburg, and Dan, Patti, and Chris Sickler; 3 great-grandchildren, Shaun Soman, Aaron and Alyssa Sickler; and one brother, Ralph Weidman of Ottawa. Two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Center Hill United Brethren Church , rural Mount Carroll , with the Rev. Robert Schubert of First Brethren Church of Lanark, and Rev. Lou Sari of Center Hill United Brethren Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery , Mount Carroll . Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll .
Contributed by Alice Horner

IDA (DOUGLAS) SIEDENBURG , 98, of Mount Carroll, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 1989 at Good Samaritan Center, Mount Carroll. She was a member of Center Hill United Brethren Church. On May 24, 1890 she was born in Carroll County, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Ritenour) Douglas. On December 24, 1913 she married William Siedenburg in Mount Carroll. Surviving are four sons, Loyal and Alvin, both of Mount Carroll, George of Savanna, and Paul of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister, Clarice Dewalt of Freeport; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, four brothers, and two sisters. Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Center Hill United Brethren Church. The Rev. Lawrence Shuman will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Frank Funeral Home, Mount Carroll.
Contributed by Alice Horner

LOYAL GLENN SIEDENBURG , 94. rural Mt. Carroll, Illinois, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, at Carroll County Good Samaritan Center. He had been under the compassionate care of his family and FHN Hospice for just over two months. Loyal was born on Dec. 21, 1914, to William Henry and Ida Mae (Douglas) Siedenburg at the family home near Lanark. At two years of age, his family moved to the Riley Douglas farm southeast of Savanna; when he was 13, they moved across the road to the place that would remain his home until his marriage. His schooling began at Excelsior School in 1920 and continued at Savanna High School, where he graduated in June of 1932. He later took courses at Highland Community College in mower repair and guitar. His education led to a life-long love of reading, writing, and wrangling with words both new and old. During his school years, Loyal pedaled milk, cream, eggs, and sweet corn to Savanna housewives with a Model T Ford, and worked with his dad and younger brother, Alvin, running the 68-acre family farm. After high school graduation, he found work at a dollar a day–sometimes making as high as $4–laying stone walls in Savanna, clearing trees for the pools for dams on the Mississippi River, or helping farmers. Later he took a job in Rockford at a factory making airplane parts for World War II. He described many of his life experiences, including his growing-up years, in his Comin' Thru the Rye column that ran weekly in the Northwest Illinois Farmer for almost 20 years. On Oct. 12, 1940, he married Mildred Elaine Cave at her mother's home near Leaf River. As a farmer, he was exempted from military service since food would "win the war and write the peace." They raised five children at their farm home north of Mt. Carroll in Woodland Township. After their house burned in 1958, Loyal took outside jobs to supplement farm income while Mildred taught school. Loyal was active in the United Brethren Church all his life, beginning and ending at Center Hill United Brethren, with many years at Woodland United Brethren, both in rural Mt. Carroll. He was also a member of Farm Bureau and Home Community Education. He lived up to his name, being loyal and faithful in every aspect of his life. Loyal's sense of humor and welcoming smile helped him make friends easily. His favorite activities included fishing, singing, and pitching horseshoes. Loyal and Mildred recently observed their 68th anniversary at home. Loyal was preceded in death by his brother, Alvin Siedenburg; sisters-in-law Gladys Siedenburg, Virginia Siedenburg, and Marie Cave Van Brocklin; and brother-in-law, Leo Van Brocklin. Survivors include his wife Mildred, Mt. Carroll; children: Delight Howes and husband Dave, Wabash, Ind.; Robert Siedenburg and wife Mary, Champaign; Richard Siedenburg and wife Cathy, rural Savanna; Joy Schafer and husband Randy, Haxtun, Colo.; and Merry Epperly and husband Roger, Unionville, Mo.; grandchildren: Joseph Siedenburg and wife Heather, Urbana; Amy Hanon and husband Bruce, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; Jolene Friedmann, Guttenburg, Iowa; Naomi Schafer, Roswell, N.M.; and Joshua Schafer, Greeley, Colo.; great-grandchildren: Diana and James Siedenburg, Urbana; Nate Hanon, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; and Colby and Bella Friedmann, Guttenburg, Iowa; brothers Paul Siedenburg and wife Minnette, Des Moines, Iowa, and George Siedenburg and wife Marion, Savanna; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held to celebrate Loyal's life at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Church of God, Mt. Carroll, with Pastor Floyd West officiating. A family burial service will be held earlier at the Center Hill Cemetery. Visitation is set for 5-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll.
Contributed by Lori Gilbert

FRANK A. SISLER : Services for Frank A. Sisler, 84, Lanark, retired builder and contractor who died Sunday in his home, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Frank Funeral Home, Lanark. Burial will be in Lanark Cemetery. Friends may call after 7:30 tonight at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Henrietta; three daughters, Mrs. Jean Rury, Dallas, Tex., Mrs. Joan Barklow, Lanark, and Mrs. Betty Perry, Petaluma, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Bess Berkstresser, Mount Carroll.

Contributed by Alice Horner.
**(Frank was born 30 August 1893 died 20 November 1977. He was the son of Luther Ewing & Eliza Jane (Law) Sisler)

RAY SISLER , 52, of Elgin, formerly of Mount Carroll, died unexpectedly Saturday (23 April 1983) at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. Born July 21, 1930 in Mount Carroll, he was the son of Harold and Gladys (Moore) Sisler. He married Florence Getz. Surviving are his widow; who sons, Andrew of Davenport, Iowa, and Samuel of Elgin; three daughters, Patrice Lortz of Wilmington, N. C., Deborah Kendall of Panama, and Susan Deenow of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two brothers, Richard and Randy; and two sisters Jeanette Gurdock and Mrs. Mary Sue (George) Roberts, both of Savanna. Service will be at 1:00 P.m. Wednesday at Frank Funeral Home, Mount Carroll, with the Rev. Dana Martin, pastor of First Baptist Church, Mount Carroll, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening at Schmidt Funeral Home, Elgin.
Contributed by Alice Horner

EMILY B. SNIVELY , 87, of Lanark died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1994 in Samaritan North Hospital in Clinton, Iowa. She was born Monday, Feb. 11, 1907 in Lanark to Dr. J. R. and Emma (Diehl) Snively. A graduate of Lanark public schools and the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, she received a degree in home economics. She also attended the University of Wisconsin and Iowa State University, Ames. She was a schoolteacher in southern states and in Illinois and was a member of the Omicron Nu and Phi Upsilon Omicron organizations. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lanark. Surviving are one sister, Mary E. Snively of Lanark, two nephews, James Snively and William (Julianne) Snively, both of Rockford; one great-niece, Elizabeth Snively, also of Rockford. One brother, John R. Snively, died previously. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday in Lanark Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Downs of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mount Carroll, officiating. Cremation rites were accorded. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were completed by Law-Jones Funeral Home.
Contributed by Alice Horner

MARY ELIZABETH SNIVELY , 101, of Lanark died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Willows on Main, Rockford. She taught school in Iowa and Lanark for 36 years. Ms. Snively was born Nov. 1903, in Lanark, the daughter of Dr.J.R. and Emma (Deihl) Snively. She was a graduate of Lanark High School and Cornell College, Mt. Yernon. Iowa. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lanark. Survivors include a nephew, William H. (Julianne) Snively and a great-niece, Elizabeth Anne Snively, all of Rockford. She was preceded in death by a ­brother, John R. Snively; a sister, Emily Belle Snively. and a nepnew. Graveside service is at II a.m. Tuesday at Lanark Cemetery with David Yidler. pastor, officiating. There is no visitation. Arrangements were completed by Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll.
Contributed by Jan Roggy - Sterling Gazette January 29, 2005

CONRAD HENRY STEIN , son of George and Katherine Stein was born Dec. 11, 1881 near Chadwick. There were twelve children in this family. He passed to life eternal on Nov. 27, 1944 following a paralytic stroke. He grew up to manhood at Chadwick, and received hes education in the schools of that community. He was united in holy wedlock to Emma Wilt on March 14, 1907. This union was blessed with three sons, Lee Samuel, Milford Henry and Robert Elwood. The firstborn, Lee, died in infancy. The family resided on a farm near Chadwick for nine years. In Jan. 1916 the family moved to their farm southeast of Polo. He lived at this home until his death. The angel of death entered the home Feb. 5, 1930 and took the mother of the family when the boys were yet young. The fther kept the family together and there was a real comradeship between the boys and their father. Mr. Stein was a faithful member of the Polo Lutheran church transferring from the Chadwick church in 1916. He was a member of the Men's Bible class. He will be greatly missed from our midst, but his membership is now transferred to the Church Triumphant. Besides his wife and son there preceded him in death five brothers, a half brother and half sister. He leaves to mourn his son Milford, son Robert serving overseas, four sisters, Mrs. Mary Lein of Mt. Pleasant Iowa, Mrs. George Getz of Mt. Carroll, Mrs. Elizabeth Ocken of Sterling and Mrs. Fred Fry of Polo. Burial in West Grove Cemetery, Forreston.

ERMA (GALOR) STEIN , age 90, of Savanna, Illinois, died Sunday, November 9, 2008 at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, Iowa. A Graveside Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 12, 2008, at the Savanna Township Cemetery, Savanna, Illinois. Erma was born on June 22, 1918 in Polo, Illinois, the daughter of Elmer and Louise (Waterbury) Galor. She attended school in Polo and Mt. Carroll, Illinois. She graduated from Mt. Carroll High School with the Class of 1936. Erma married John H. Stein on December 20, 1937 in Clinton, Iowa. John died April 12, 1977 in Savanna. Erma was a past member of The Brethren Church in Wacker, Illinois and a past member of Savanna Moose Lodge, Savanna. Erma enjoyed ceramics and playing cards with her family and friends. Erma is survived by a nephew, Robert (Mary Lee) Bogue of Reynolds, Illinois; one great niece, Lisa (Flint) Price; and two great nephews, Sean Bogue and Michael Bogue. Erma is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; one son, Lawrence Elmer Stein; two brothers and one sister.
Contributed by Lori Gilbert

GEORGE STEIN was born on a farm in Fair Haven township, Carroll county, June 17, 1867. He spent most of his life in Fair Haven township. Feb. 2, 1888 he was married to Mary Lein. To them were born a son and a daughter. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Stein, Sr., of this place. A few days before his death he was taken sick with heart trouble, neuralgia of the heart being the cause of his death. About two years ago he with his family moved to Hillsboro, Ia., where they have since resided. He united with the Black Oak Evangelical church in 1887 and remained a member of the same until his death. He was an active member of the same until his death. He was an active worker of the M.W.A. He leaves besides his wife and two children three brothers and five sisters, five brothers are already dead. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the M. E. church in charge of Rev. Hendee assisted by Revs. Kesselring and Knapp. Interment was made in Chadwick Cemetery.
Contributed by Karen Fyock - Undated Scrapbook Clipping

JOHN WESLEY STEIN was born in Fairhaven, Carroll county, Ill., on the 14th day of October 1885, and died very suddenly of heart trouble at the home of his sister in Milledgeville December 21, 1929 at the age of 44 years, 2 months and 7 days. The greater part of his life was passed in Fairhaven. Five years ago he received the appointment as highway patrolman, at which time he moved with his family to Mt. Carroll where he lived until the time of his death. Those of the immediate family who survive him are his wife, one daughter, Emma; two sons, Orion and Vernon; his mother, of Chadwick, two brothers, George of Fairhaven, Lawrence of Chadwick; and a sister, Mrs. Ross Coleman of Milledgeville. He was baptized in infancy and two years ago he united with the Lutheran church of Mt. Carroll, of which he was a faithful member to the time of his death. He was a quiet unassuming man with strong convictions. In his work he was conscientious and faithful, taking his task seriously. He never spared himself nor even thought of himself when duty called. He was highly respected by all who knew him and the esteem in which he was held by his church is revealed by the fact that he was nominated recently for one of the important offices in the church. His funeral services were held from his sister's home in Milledgeville and from the Lutheran church in Chadwick Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J. H. Fetterolf, officiating, as assisted by Rev. W.E. Bridges of Chadwick.
Contributed by Pam Pickens - The Chadwick Review 2 Jan 1930

LAWRENCE STEIN - Funeral services for Lawrence Stein, life-long resident of Fair Haven Township, who died at his home here at 9:30 Friday night, were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at his home and at the Evangelical church, with the Rev. S. G. Eberly officiating. Interment was made in the Chadwick Cemetery. (Transcriber’s note: The date of death was July 12, 1935.) The cause of his death was reported to have been pulmonary embolism, following an illness of several weeks. He was 45 years of age at the time of his death. Lawrence Stein was born June 30, 1890 in Fair Haven Township, son of John and Elizabeth Stein. He was united in marriage to Miss Lepha Hartman on May 8, 1913. They were blessed with three children, two daughters, Crystal and Mrs. Irene Handel, and one son, John. The deceased early in life accepted the Lord as his Savior under the guidance of the Rev. Kissinger, assisted by the Rev. Alexander, and there upon joined the Evangelical church at Fair Haven. Mr. Stein spent most of his life in the Chadwick community, and was highly esteemed by his neighbors and many friends/ He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America at the time of his death. He was a kind, affectionate husband and father, and will be greatly missed in his home. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow; two daughters, Crystal at home, and Mrs. Irene Handel of Chadwick; one son, John; one brother, George Stein of Chadwick; one sister, Mrs. Emma Coleman of Milledgeville; one grandson; and a number of friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 1:30 in his home and at 2 o’clock at the Hope Evangelical Church, with the Rev. S. G. Eberly officiating. Musical numbers by a male quartet, composed of Oscar Rahn, Lee Etnyre, Marion Hartman, and Spurgeon Harter were: “In the Garden,” “Nearer My God To Thee,” and “In The Sweet By And By.”
Contributed by Alice Horner

LEPHA (HARTMAN) STEIN - Service for Mrs. Lepha Stein, 86, of Chadwick, who died Saturday at Morrison Community Hospital, was held at 3 p.m. today at Chadwick Community Church. The Rev. Robert Porterfield, pastor of Chadwick Community Church, officiated. Burial was in Chadwick Cemetery. Arrangements were completed by Frank Funeral Home in Chadwick. She was a member of Chadwick Community Church. Born August 4, 1895 in Carroll County, she was the daughter of Henry and Anna (Schreiner) Hartman. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Chrystal (William) Prowant of Milledgeville; two brothers, Clifton Hartman of Rock Falls and Lee Hartman of Chadwick; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, one daughter, one grandson, and one great-granddaughter.
Contributed by Alice Horner

JUANITA ROSE (HULING) STERBENZ , 84, of Savanna died Sunday, May 25, 2003, at Carroll County Good Samaritan Center, Mount Carroll. She was employed by Savanna Garment Factory for 17 years and then by General Electric Co., Morrison, for 13 years, retiring in 1981. Mrs. Sterbenz was born Aug. 6, 1918, in Dickson, Tenn., the daughter of Ernest and Mary (Taylor) Huling. She married Joseph J. Sterbenz on June 29, 1937, in Sugar Creek, Iowa. He died Jan. 25, 1989. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna. She enjoyed flowers and making hand-made items. Survivors include five daughters, Donna Petersen of Sabula, Iowa, Mary Fahien of Elgin, Pat (Carl) Anderson of Thomson, Barbara (Richard) Foster of Rockford and Verna Stage of Fulton; a son, Donald Sterbenz of Rockford; a sister, Verna Weinbeck of Topeka, Kan. two brothers, Dean (Beth) Huling of Sun City, Ariz., and William Huling of Clinton, Iowa; 31 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Jackson; a granddaughter; four sisters; two brothers; three great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law; and four sons-in-law. Funeral Mass is at 10:30 am. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna, with the Rev. Moises Apostol officiating. Burial is at St. John the Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. today at Law-Jones Funeral Home. Savanna. A memorial has been established.

Daily Gazette May 27, 2003

RUBY ARLENE (FRITZ) STILES , age 88, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois died Friday, October 10, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mt. Carroll. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 18, at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll. Visitation will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday, October 17, at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in Ruby's name for the Mt. Carroll Education Foundation. Ruby was born May 6, 1915 in Savanna, Illinois, the daughter of Ward and Ethel (Williamson) Fritz. She was a graduate of the Mt. Carroll High School and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Shimer College in Mt. Carroll. Ruby married Harold Everett "Shorty" Stiles February 4, 1939 in Clinton, Iowa. He died July 21, 1992 in Rockford, Illinois. Ruby was a teacher for many years, a homemaker, and a farmer's wife. She taught in a one-room schoolhouse, the Chadwick School District, and the Freeport School District. Ruby was a member of the Mt. Carroll United Methodist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by two sons, Dennis (Mary Jane) Stiles of Charleston, South Carolina and Randall (Jeanne) Stiles of Colorado Springs, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Evan Stiles, Laura Laurence, Darlene Nixon, Julie Denney, William H. Tanner III; Eric Stiles, and Andrea-Stiles Pullas; eight great grandchildren, Brenna Jane Stiles, Julia-Ann Laurence, Samantha-Marie Laurence, Sarah-Elizabeth Laurence, Daniel Nixon, Michelle Nixon, Claire Denney, and Zachary Denney; and two brothers, Ronald (Helen) Fritz and Tom (Virginia) Fritz, both of Mt. Carroll. Ruby is preceded in death by her husband and both parents.
Prairie Advocate October 22, 2003

HAZEL (DOWNING) STITELY , 95, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Mount Carroll , died Tuesday, December 15, 1997 at Windsor Park Medical Center in Carol Stream . A daughter of Clifford and Jennie Downing, she was born June 15, 1903 in Mount Carroll . She attended Frances Shimer College in Mount Carroll and graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City . On June 9, 1927 she and Wilbur E. Stiteley were married. He died June 1, 1976. Her memberships included Glen Ellyn Women’s club, First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn and First Baptist Church in Mount Carroll . Surviving are one daughter, Jane Steinhilber of Glen Ellyn; two grandchildren, Brad (Kasi) Steinhilber and Mark (Connie) Steinhilber, both of Glen Ellyn; five great-grandchildren, Julia, Gina, Sarah, Ashley, and Taylor; and two nephews, Jud (Gretchen) Smith of Mount Carroll and Randy (Mary Jo) Smith of Thomson. Preceding her in death were her parents, stepfather, A. J. Miles; two sisters, Eleanor Smith and Dorothy Rhenstrom; and her son-in-law, Robert Steinhilber. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mount Carroll . Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery at Mount Carroll . Officiating the services will be the Rev. Dan Cunningham of First Baptist Church . Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Leonard memorial Home in Glen Ellyn , and from 10 a.m. Monday to time of service at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice of DuPage, 690 E. North Ave. , Carol Stream , IL 60188
Contributed by Alice Horner

WILBUR STITELY , of Glen Ellyn, a former Mount Carroll resident, died Tuesday in Central DuPage County Hospital, Winfield. (Note: Date of death was June 1, 1976.) Born March 22, 1901 at Mount Carroll, he was the son of William and Emma Stiteley. Surviving are his widow, the former Hazel Downing; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jane) Steinhilber of Glen Ellyn and two grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Frank Funeral Home here. The Rev. George Munger of Mount Carroll First Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 8 Friday morning at the funeral home.
Contributed by Alice Horner

ADDIE (PUTERBAUGH) STITZEL , 100, Lanark, died Sunday evening in Pine Crest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, where she had been a resident for the past three and one half years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Frank Funeral Home, Lanark, with Rev. John Masterson, Chaplain of Pine Crest Manor, Mt. Morris, officiating. Burial will be in Lanark Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Mrs. Stitzel had been honored on her 100th birthday at an open house on Dec. 30. She was born Jan. 10, 1873 at Lanark, the daughter of David and Catherine Miller Puterbaugh.She married David H Stitzel on Oct. 20, 1898 in the home of her parents. He died Nov. 1931. She was a member of the Lanark Church of the Brethren. Survivors include one son Ralph, Yucca Valley, Calif., and one daughter, Mrs Leo (Kathryn) Lotz, Lanark, five grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Her husband and three brothers and three sisters preceded her ind death.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 15, 1973 - Monday, pg 2

ELSIE MAE (HOAK) STITZEL , 88, of 232 W. Pearl St., Lanark, died Saturday morning at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, following a short illness. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Russell Frank Funeral Home in Lanark with Rev. Phillip Kassler, pastor of the Lanark Church of the Brethren officiating. Burial will be in Lanark Cemetery. Mrs. Stitzel was born on Aug. 31, 1897 in Nebraska, the daughter of Frank and Mary Burner Hoak. On Sept. 4, 1917 she married Lloyd E. Stitzel in Lanark. They farmed for many years in the Lanark area before retiring and moving into town. The deceased was a member of the Lanark Church of the Brethren. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Thelma) Kleopack of Elizabeth; one brother, Kenneth Hoak of Lanark; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982, her parents, one sister and two brothers. A memorial has been established in her memory.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 30, 1985 - Monday, September 30, 1985 - Monday, pg A4

IVA MAY (PRICE) STITZEL , 89, of Lanark died Thursday, Feb. 9, 1995 at Pinecrest Manor in Mount Morris. The daughter of John and Grace (Gaffin) Price, she was born May 21, 1905 in Pine Creek Township in Ogle County. She was a graduate of Oregon High School and attended Mount Morris College. Prior to her marriage to Quinter Stitzel in 1926, she was a schoolteacher in country schools. She and her husband were lifetime farmers near Lanark. She was a member of Lanark Church of the Brethren where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of Freeport Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Surviving are one daughter, Margaret (Dale) Wicherts of Mount Prospect; a son, Dan (Paulette) Stitzel of Shannon; and five grandchildren, Amy (Don) Bouchard of Schaumburg, Mary Sue Wicherts of Mount Prospect; Darrell Stitzel of Shannon, Kristine (Michael) Rogers of Clearwater, Fla., and Jennifer Stitzel of Champaign. Preceding her in death was her husband in December 1992; one daughter, Doris Ann Stitzel; one granddaughter-in-law, Lori Stitzel; and her brother, Dwight Price. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lanark Church of the Brethren with the Rev. Dan Rusmisel officiating. Burial will be in Lanark Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the church. Arrangements were made by Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. A memorial fund has been established.
Contributed by Alice Horner

QUINTER O. STITZEL , 92, a retired Lanark farmer, died Monday, December 14, 1992 at Pinecrest Manor, Mount Morris. After retiring from farming, he sold Pioneer Seed corn for 10 years. A 1919 graduate of Lanark High School, he attended Mount Morris College. He was a member of Lanark Church of the Brethren where he served as deacon. On Sept. 10, 1900, he was born to D. D. and Effie (Meyer) Stitzel in Lanark. (Transcriber’s note: This is Daniel Dustin Stitzel. He married Iva May Price of Oregon. Surviving are his wife of Pinecrest Manor; one daughter, Margaret (Dale) Wicherts of Mount Prospect; one son, Dan (Paulette) Stitzel of Shannon; five grandchildren, Darrell and Jennifer Stitzel, Kristine (Mike) Rogers, Amy and Mary Sue Wicherts; and one sister, Esther Masterson of Pinecrest Manor. A daughter, Doris Ann Stitzel, and two brothers, Emerson and B. K. Stitzel, died previously. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Lanark Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Dan Rusmisel will officiate. Burial will be in Lanark Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until time of the service. A memorial fund has been established for the Lanark Church of the Brethren. Arrangements are being made by Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark.
Contributed by Alice Horner

FREDERICK J. STOCKS , 73, of rural Thomson, died Wednesday October 1, 2003 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton, Ill.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Argo Fay United Methodist Church in Argo Fay, Ill. The Rev. Brenda Byrne will be officiating. Burial will be in the Upper York Cemetery in Argo Fay. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Thomson and an hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church. He was born Nov. 2, 1929, in Canton, Ill., to Frederick George and Barbara Dora Kaminski Stocks. He married Mary Elizabeth Klinefelter on April 15, 1950, in Canton. He was educated in the Canton schools. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the United States Naval Air Reserve. He was an Illinois State Police trooper before retiring in 1978. Survivors include his wife; a son, William F. (Jackie) Stocks of Chadwick, Ill.; three daughters, Mrs. Leigh Ann (Van) Houzenga of Thomson, Ill., Mrs. Jane (Joe) French of Thomson and Mrs. Jean (Russ) Black of Clinton; 16 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.
Clinton Herald October 2, 2003

CALVIN ST. ORES , son of James and Anna St. Ores, was born at Frankfort, Herkimer County, NY. July 27 1835, died at his home in Thomson, Illinois November 22, 1917 aged 82 years 3 months and 26 days. When about ten years of age with his parents he came westward and for two years lived in the state of Wisconsin, after which he came to the state of Illinois and settled in York township and settled on the place now known as thye Jake Green farm. In the year 1856 on the second of April he was united in marriage to Miss Dorcas Gaar. To this union were born eleven children, six sons and five daughters all living, except one son, who passed on to the great beyond at the age of eighteen, with his family moved onto a farm known as the Dunshee place under the Bluffs better known as Porter farm. About forty-five years ago he moved to Thomson at shich place he has resided until his death. In the year 1889 he united with the Church of Christ of which he was most faithful and consistant member always ready to do his part in the uplifting of mankind.
Contributed by Cindy Greer

HERBERT L. ST. ORES , 71, of 1885 Pine St., Thomson, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at his home. He was employed by the Army at Savanna Army Depot and Rock Island Arsenal for 31 years, retiring in 1987, and then by Farm & Town Real Estate Agency, Savanna. as a real estate agent. Mr. St. Ores was born Dec. 12, 1931, in Thomson, the son of Herbert L. and Vada M. (Brooks) St. Ores Sr. He was a 1949 graduate of York High School. He married Jean E. Engelkens on Oct. 9, 1951, in Thomson. He was a member of First Reformed Church, Fulton, where he served as a Sunday school teacher for 29 years, Sunday school superintendent for 16 years, and as a deacon and elder for several terms, He played fast-pitch softball in the Clinton and Northwest Illinois Softball Fast Pitch leagues. He officiated many games as a certified Illinois state junior/high school sports official. He was a member of Blackhawk, Rock River and Quad-City Officials associations and coached youth baseball coach for 23 years. He also served as president of Carroll County Little League for 14 years. Thomson Little League Association for 21 years. Cub Master and Webelos leader for 11 years. Thomson Community Unit School District School Board for nine years. and as zoning administrator for the village of Thomson for 14 years He was a member of Thomson Chamber of Commerce and started the Thomson Community Bingo fund-raising event at Buck's Barn. He enjoyed attending his grandchildrens activities and hunting/fishing Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Linda (Dennis) Schoening of Clinton, Iowa, and Connie (Dean) Rieck of Byron: three sons, Larry (Beth) St. Ores of Fulton, Terry St. Ores of Clinton,Iowa, and Dave (Penny) St. Ores of Marshfield, Wis.; three sisters. Aria L (Donald) Green of Elkhorn, Wis., Jan M. (Ronald) Rogers of Lanark and Margaret E. "Peggy" (James) Eissens of Morrison; a brother, George E. (Esther) St. Ores of Freeport; and 15 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Kay St. Ores. Prayer service is at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at First Reformed Church, Fulton, followed by the funeral at 10:30 am, with the Rev. Phillip Sneller, pastor, officiating. Burial is at Lower York Cemetery, Thomson. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements
Daily Gazette Jun 2, 2003

JEAN (ENGELKENS) ST. ORES , 72, of Thomson, died Saturday at her home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednes-day at the First Reformed Church, Fulton, Ill. The Rev. Phillip Sneller, pastor of the First Reformed Church, will be officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Lower York Cemetery, Thomson. Pallbearers will be Dean Rieck, Josh Rieck, Bill St. Ores, Kurt St. Ores, Brian Schoening, Dennis Schoening, John Engelkens, Jeff Rieck and Travis St. Ores. A memorial has been established by the family. She was born May 23, 1931, in Fulton to John B. and Joan "Johanna" Stuit Engelkens. She married Herbert L. St. Ores Jr. on Oct. 9, 1951, in Thomson. He died in 2003. She was educated in the East Clinton (Ill.) grade schools and graduated from Fulton High School in 1949. She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Fulton where she was a member of the Helping Hand Society and had served as a youth group sponsor. She had been a den mother for Cub Scouts in Thomson. Prior to her marriage and during the early years of her marriage, she worked with the Clinton Garment Co. in Clinton. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Linda (Dennis) Schoening of Clinton and Mrs. Connie (Dean) Rieck of Byron, Ill.; three sons, Larry (Beth) St. Ores of Fulton, Terry St. Ores of Clinton and David (Penny) St. Ores of Marshfield, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Phyllis Knight of Fulton; and one brother, John A. (Jonnie) Engelkens of Winnebago, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband and one daughter.
Clinton Herald March 15 2004

JOHN GEORGE STRAUCH , was born at Hessen Arm Stadt, Germany, July 5, 1822, and died at his late home in Chadwick, may 3, 1903, aged 80 years, 9 months and 28 days. Deceased was married in Germany to Miss Catharine Stein in 1848 and came to Illinois in 1861, settling in Fairhaven in 1862 on the farm now owned by Mr. Fink. He retired from active labor in 1884 and lived with his son William for the next ten years. He moved to Chadwick nine years ago. Mr. Strauch leaves to mourn the loss a wife, four children, Henry, ANdrew A., William and Mrs. Catharine Shiable, twenty-nine grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from Hope church, Rev. Gamber conducting the services. Interment was made in the Chadwick Cemetery.
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MILDRED E. (COX) 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. 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.
Contributed by Lori Gilbert

NEVA (BASHAW) STRAUCH - Funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Frank Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, for Mrs. Fred (Neva) Strauch, 86, Lanark, who died Saturday, Nov. 24, at Freeport Memorial Hospital. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll. She was born Nov. 9, 1893 in Chadwick to William and Luverta (Davis) Bashaw. She married Fred Strauch Feb. 17, 1920 in Mt. Carroll. She was a member of the Mt. Carroll United Methodist Church. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Luvia Flickinger, Mrs. Bernice Asay, and Mrs. Hazel Buckner, all of Lanark. She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and a sister.
Contributed by Alice Horner

LAWRENCE STRICKER - Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Frank Funeral Chapel for Lawrence Stricker, 80, who lived on a farm south of Mt. Carroll and who died Saturday morning in Savanna City Hospital. The Rev. K.K. Olafson officiated. Burial was in Oak Hill cemetery. He was born Jan. 6, 1867 on a farm near Mt. Carroll. Survivors include a son, Earl, Mt. Carroll; a daughter Mrs. Mary Beck, Elizabeth and a brother Andrew Stricker, Hood River, Ore. His wife preceded him in death.
Contributed by Don Stricker

RUTH V. (ZINK) STRICKER , age 99, of Lena, Illinois, died Wednesday, January 07, 2009, at the Lena Living Center, Lena, Illinois. A private family graveside service will be held Saturday, January 10, 2008, at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Ruth was born December 5, 1909, in Maquoketa, Iowa, the daughter of John William and Hazel Mae (Poffenberger) Zink. She was united in marriage to George Stricker on August 22, 1931, in Savanna, Illinois. He preceded her in death on February 3, 1985. The couple resided in the Mt. Carroll and Savanna area most of their lives. Ruth was a homemaker who enjoyed reading and crocheting. Ruth is survived and lovingly remembered by her daughter, Beverly (Bill) Kingery of Lena, Illinois; one half – brother, Rodney (Joan) Hayden of California; as well as several nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George Stricker; one brother, Kenneth Zink; and one sister, Demerise Bonjor.
Contributed by Lori Gilbert

VALENTINE STRICKER - In Woodland Township November 28, 1898, Valentine Stricker aged 78 years. Paralysis resulting from old age was the cause of his death. Mr. Stricker was born in Gelhime Rhinbayern, Germany December 15, 1820; he came to America in 1854 and settle din Jo Daviess county, working on a farm. In 1859 he married Miss Margaretta Thain and then came to this county and settled on the farm in Woodland township where he died. Of their marriage was born six children, one daughter and five sons; one son died in infancy. The departed leaves a widow, a daughter MRs. Mary Wells and sons John, Jasper, Andrew and Lawrence, who mourn the departure of a loving husband and kind father. Mr. Stricker was a quiet, industrious and obliging friend and neighbor, loyal to his family and loyal to his adopted country. Though not identified publicly with any church, he lived a good moral life. Funeral services were conducted by Elder Beers of the United Brethren church; interment was in Oak Hill Cemtery, to which place the mortal remains were followed by a large concourse of his neighbors. Thus another old and respected citizen has been called to that bourne from which noen return. The afflicted family has the sincere sympathy of the neighbors.
Contributed by Don Strickere

ALMA B. (HOFFMAN) STRICKLER , Alma B. Stricker, 86, of Forreston died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford. She was born Feb. 26, 1904, in Carroll County to Michael and Lydia (Mengas) Hoffman. In 1931, she and Clarence L. Stricker were married in Carroll County. She was a homemaker, a member of Florence Station United Methodist Church, and participated in the activities at Elmer Davis Apartments. Surviving are two sons, Ralph and Allen Stricker of Forreston; three brothers, Raymond Hoffman of Forreston; Lawrence Hoffman of Seattle, Wash.; and George Hoffman of Stockton; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, one daughter, two sons, three brothers, three sisters and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home in Forreston with the Rev. James Stralow officiating. Burial will be at Florence Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established.
Contributed by Judi Wirtjes

KATE STRICKLER - Died at Arnold's Grove, Carroll county, Ills. February 23, (1865) sister KATE, wife of brother Joseph P. STRICKLER, and daughter of brother Christian and sister Susannah Long. She leaves four small children, an affectionate husband, and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss, which is but her eternal gain. Funeral services by brethren Enoch Eby and J. Murrey from Heb. 9: 27. S M Eby. "The Monthly Gospel Visitor" (1851-1873)

EDITH STUBIE - Funeral services for Miss Edith Stubie, 73, were conducted at 2 p.m. this afternoon in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Roland C. Hillemann, pastor, officiating. During the services Mrs. E.D. Gantert and Paul Swanson sang “Be Still My Soul” and “For Me to Live is Jesus” with Mrs. Ben Dauphin as organist. Casket Attendants were Phil A. Jenks, Dewey Lahre, Charles Conley, Floyd Bleakley, and Henry Moltmann, all of Savanna, and John Klingler of Davenport, Iowa. Burial was in Mosquito Hill cemetery. Miss Stubie died at 3 a.m. Sunday at her home at 109 Van Buren street, following a stroke of paralysis she suffered on Saturday morning. She was the daughter of Henry and Henrietta Stubie and was born May 7, 1877, in Washington township, Carroll County, Ill. She came to Savanna with her parents at the age of five years. Miss Stubie was an employee in the Jenks Brothers store for 43 years. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. George (Adolphena) Barth of Savanna; one brother, John Stubie, of Manhattan, Kan.; a half sister, Mrs. John (Mary) Schneider of Davenport, Iowa; a large number of nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were the parents; two brothers, Albert and Max; one sister, Minnie Stubie; one half brother, Charles Lederman; and a half sister, Mrs. Henry (Lena) Barth.
Contributed by Jim Klingler

JOHN STUBIE , 86, a former Savanna resident, brother of Mrs. George Barth of this city, died Tuesday in the Independent Odd Fellows Home, Manhattan, Kan. Funeral Services and burial will be Thursday afternoon at Plainsville, Kan. He was the son of Henry and Henrietta (Schmidt) Stubie, and was born February 19, 1870, in Washington Township, Carroll County.Mr. Stubie had lived in Kansas for over 55 years and was engaged in farming for many years. He never married. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. George (Adolphena) Stubie Barth of Savanna; several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were his parents, two brothers, Max and Albert Stubie; two sisters, Edith and Minnie Stubie; a half brother, Charles Lederman; and two half sisters, Mrs. Henry Barth and Mrs. John Schneider.
Contributed by Jim Klingler

MAX STUBIE , 72, resident of Savanna for 50 years and a retired Milwaukee railroad machinist, died at 5:35 a.m. Saturday in the Savanna City hospital where he had been a patient for the past six weeks. Mr. Stubie had been very ill since the latter part of January with a complication of diseases. Funeral services were held at 2:30 this afternoon in St. Peter’s Lutheran church with the Rev. Gerhard P. Fischer, pastor, officiating. During the services Mrs. Hardin Dinsen and Paul Swanson sang with Mrs. Gerhard as organist. Casket attendants were Thomas C. Thompson, Christian Streicher, Thomas Jensen, Adolph Winkler, Henry Moltmann, and I. R. Sanberg. Burial was in the Mosquito Hill cemetery. He was the son of Henry and Henrietta Schmidt Stubie and was born May 11, 1873, in Washington township, Carroll County. He died at the age of 72 years, 11 months, and nine days. Mr. Stubie was a member of the Lutheran church and when he was a young man was confirmed in that faith. He was unmarried. Mr. Stubie had many friends. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Edith Stubie and Mrs. George (Adolphinia) Barth, both of Savanana, one brother, John Stubie of Plainville, Kans., one half sister, Mrs. John (Mary) Schneider of Davenport, Ia., other relatives, and many friends. His parents, one brother, Albert, a sister, Minnie, a half sister, Mrs. Henry (Lena) Barth, and a half brother, Charles Lederman, preceded him in death.
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