LaSalle County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices
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Anna (Hessenberger) Fahler
Mrs. Rebecca Fairchild
James Emmet Fanning
George Felch
Charles Fellows
John Ferguson
Isaac Fitch
Mrs. Ann Fitzinger

Burr B. Fleming
Anne Foley
Mrs. Maria Everette Foster
OWEN CHARLES FOX, III
Peleg Frink
Daniel Frowley
C. C. Fulford
Infant Fulford


Anna (Hessenberger) Fahler

Mendota Reporter 1963

Mrs. Anna Fahler, Mendota's oldest citizen, succumbs at age 102

Mendota's oldest resident, Mrs. Martin (Anna) Fahler, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7 at Sunrise Nursing Home, Mendota, where she had been a resident for two months.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Merritt's funeral home with the Rev. Hollis Wharton of the Mendota Methodist Church officiating. Burial was at Restland cemetery and pallbearers were Howard Fahler, Charles Fahler, Marty Huss, William Widmer, Robert Widmer and Kenneth Near.
Visitation was at Merritt's prior to the services.

The deceased was born June 6, 1863 at Summit Station in Schuykill county, Pa., a daughter of Jacob Hessenberger and Rosanna Koegle Hessenberger. She was the youngest of 10 children and was given the name of Christiana Margaret, but was called Anna Margaret from the time she was a little girl. Her parents came west when she was small, and with the exception of a few years spent with a brother in Pennsylvania while a young girl, Illinois was her home. She settled in Troy Grove and became an accomplished dressmaker.

She married Martin Fahler Jan. 18, 1891, and the couple engaged in farming two and one-half miles north of Troy Grove. In 1900 they moved into the home at 210 Sixth St. which Mrs. Fahler occupied until 1963 when fire damaged the residence and she moved into the home of her son, Forrest at 908 Fourth Ave. She resided there until this past fall when she was hospitalized for a while, then moved to the nursing home. Mr. Fahler died Jan. 30, 1934.
Survivors include one son, Forrest, two daughters, Mrs. William (Atheda) Widmer and Mrs. Betty Rhodes, all of Mendota; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Harry of Mendota, preceded her in death this past Nov. 5.

Transcribed by Beth Scott



Mrs. Rebecca Fairchild

Henry Republican, Henry IL April 28, 1881
Magnolia
Mrs. Fairchilds of Lostant, mother of our mail contractor was buried last Saturday.
At Lostant, April 22, of cancer, Rebecca L., 67, wife of Joseph Fairchild, and mother of H. T. Fairchild, mail contractor at Magnolia.
May 5, 1881
Mrs. Rebecca L. Fairchild, mother of H. T. Fairchild, the Magnolia mail contractor, who died at Lostant on April 22, of cancerous tumor, was a lady highly esteemed. A beautiful notice of her is given in the Tonica News. It says: "Deceased was a native of Belmont county, Ohio, whence she removed with her husband to Southern Illinois in 1856 and thence to Lostant in 1868, where she has made her home for the last 13 years. She leaves a husband and two sons and four daughters, all married and have families. Her remians were buried in the Lostant cemetery last Saturday after the quiet manner of the Quakers, with no public exercises.
Mrs. Fairchild was a devoted wife, a kind mother and highly esteemed by all her neighbors. Many besides her immediate kindred mourn the loss of a good woman whose cheerful spirit always exerted an influence in favor of peace and sisterly affection. She was perfectly rational until the last moment and talked freely with her friends, giving directions for her funeral, which she wished to be conducted without ceremony or display, as she had been brought up in the Quaker faith. Her kindly presence will be missed from the Fairchild House where she has so long presided as our genial hostess, bidding all welcome and making her guests feel at home."



James Emmet Fanning

The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, March 10, 1848
Died in Ottawa, on the 5th inst., James Emmet, son of Edward and Catharine Fanning, aged 2years and 9 days.



George Felch
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, December 29, 1849
Died at this place yesterday, at the residence of his father, George Felch, aged about 18. He was an industrious and exemplary young man.



Charles Fellows
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, August 17, 1849
Died on Monday of cholera, Charles Fellows. He was a member of Ottaw Division Sons of T., and was buried according to the forms of that order.



John Ferguson

Died in this place on the 1st inst., John Ferguson, a native of Scotland.
The Ottawa free trader., October 06, 1843 - Transcribed by FOFG NP



Isaac Fitch
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, February 25, 1848
Died at Ottawa, on Friday, the 18th inst., Isaac Fitch, son of Jabex Fitch, Esq., aged 23 months.



Mrs. Ann Fitzinger
Henry Republican, Henry IL February 3, 1881
Died near Lostant, Jan. 16, of apoplexy, Mrs. Ann Fitzinger, sister of Mrs. Samuel Sperry of this city (Henry).



Burr B. Fleming
Henry Republican, Henry IL September 21, 1876
At Marseilles, Sept. 8, Burr B. Fleming, aged 33 years 5 months, 29 days, formerly clerk with Nicholson & Bruce of this city.
Burr B. Fleming died at Marseilles on the 8th. He was formerly a clerk at the grain office of Nicholson & Bruce of this city and was highly esteemed for this suavity of manner, gentlemenly bearing and pure friendship. To know him was to respect him. He leaves a wife to whom he was married only three months; an aged and inform mother; and a large circle of relatives and acquaintances who will grieve for his untimely death. The funeral was very large, the obsequies being conducted by Rev. A. H. Laing of the Universalist church.



Anne Foley
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, September 26, 1845
Died in this place on the 25th inst. Anne, daughter of John and Catharine Foley, aged two years and nine days.



Mrs. Maria Everette Foster

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
October 13, 1870

Died near Tonica, Oct. 5, of typhoid fever, Maria J., wife of John Foster, and mother of Charles and William Everette of this city, aged 54 years, 8 months and 3 days.

The Death of Mrs. Foster

Mrs. Maria Foster, whose death it is our painful duty to announce, was a native of Ohio, from which state she and her husband, Dr. Everett, came to Illinois in 1838 and settled at Hennepin, being among the early settlers in that locality, and at which place they continued to reside until the doctor’s death, and for nearly five years after, when she was married to John Foster, and for most of a period of 22 years, they resided on the Foster homestead at the end of the turnpike, opposite Henry, though for the fast five or six years they lived near Toulon (Tonica?); at which place she ended life’s fitful journey a few days since.

Mrs. Foster was a woman of much refinement of manner, possessing rare social qualities, and best of all, a christian. The natural cheerfulness of her disposition, and her love for an active, industrious life, rendered her a model woman for the rugged surroundings of a new country. Ever ready by counsel, or act, to render the kind offices of a sympathetic motherly nature, she endeared herself to many in those early times, who still cherish the kindest regards for her memory, not that she is gone, and the remaining few of that by gone period, who survive her, will shed the sympathetic tear as they realize that their number is one less.

She was the mother of eight children by her first marriage (and one by the last), all of whom died quite young, except the two sons Charles and William Everett of this city. Her days were spared to see these settled in life, surrounded by their families, established in business, and recognizing the claims of a religious life, and then, at the summons of her Maker, she answered the call without an expression of regret, beyond that of a natural desire to be with the loved ones living. Prepared by a life of practical piety, and active charity, and with the assurance that the future was all bright and glorious, she rests from life’s labors, leaving for her children, and aged companion, and friends, a rich legacy in the precious memories that cluster around the departure of the good for a brighter world above. She was buried at Lostant, to which place a large concourse of friends and relatives followed in mourning procession.


OWEN CHARLES FOX, III

Submitted by Kristy Gravin

Because I have connections in Forest Grove, OR, this obituary came to me. I thought it possible that the LaSalle list would be interested in knowing this long ago-and-out-there-somewhere resident had passed away. The sender forgot to note the newspaper, but it must be either the Forest Grove, OR, Times or the Portland paper, The Oregonian. I would think that is is today s paper...thus 4/2/2009. --  Kristy Gravin

Owen C. Fox, III, 65, a longtime resident of the Forest Grove community, died Wednesday morning, April 1, 2009 at his home. A Celebration of Owen s Life will be held on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 3:00 P.M. at the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, McCready Hall, 2014 Cedar Street in Forest Grove, Oregon, with the Father William Holtzinger of St. Anthony s Parish in Forest Grove officiating. Burial Rites and Interment will precede the Celebration at 1:00 P.M. to be held at the Mt. View Memorial Gardens, 499 Watercrest Road in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Family and friends are invited to attend a reception immediately following the ceremony at the Pacific University, University Center.

OWEN CHARLES FOX, III was born July 31, 1943 in Lake Forest, Illinois, where his father was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval base. He was the son of the late Owen Charles Fox, II, and Ruth Mercedes (Butcher) Fox. He was raised and received his education in Ottawa, Illinois. Upon his high school graduation he attended St. Procopius College in Illinois, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics; the Western Illinois University, where he received a Master s of Science degree; and finally the University of Portland, where he pursued his Master in Student Services Administration. Owen found his first employment as a mathematics teacher and counselor at St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Illinois, where he served for 3 years.

He was united in marriage to Joann Marie Schuster on June 2, 1979 in Joliet, Illinois. Following their marriage they resided in Ottawa, Illinois, where he worked as a part-time counselor/advisor for incoming students at Illinois Valley Community College. In 1987, when they moved to Portland, Oregon, he was Resident Manager of Commonwealth Property Management Services for 2 years. They lived in Portland for four years, until February of 1991 when they moved to the Forest Grove community, where he has resided since. Owen was preceded in death by his wife, Joann, on June 23, 1999 in Forest Grove, Oregon, after celebrating twenty years of marriage together.

While living in Ottawa, Illinois, he served as a counselor at Marquette High School for sixteen years. Owen met his wife there. Joann was the Girl s Athletic Director. After moving to the Forest Grove community, Owen worked for Pacific University as an Operations Manager for 2 years, then as the Assistant Director of the University Center until 1991, when he became Director of Conference Services. Starting in 1992 he also served as Coordinator of Non-academic Facilities for 6 years. Owen then served 2 years as Director of the Pacific Information Center while continuing as Director of Conference Services and Coordinator of University Facilities Scheduling. He then became Director of Student Development and Training in 2000 and a year later became the Professional Programs Liaison and the Health & Safety Manager. All in all, he served Pacific University for nineteen years, until he retired because of ill health.

Owen became an advisor in 1993 to the NHOH Club (Na Haumana O Hawaii) and remained actively involved in the Club until his passing. He also worked extensively with the Greek Life Club at Pacific University and the Student Government, PUCC. Owen was an honorary member of the NRHA (National Residence Hall Association). For several years prior to moving to Oregon, Owen was involved in travels with many Drum and Bugle Corps. throughout the U.S.

Among his special interests he enjoyed music, videos, reading, garage sales, photography and traveling, especially to Hawaii and the Oregon Coast.

Owen was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Laurie Fox, of Rantoul, Illinois; and their children, Paula, Paul Jr., Brandon, Michael, and Patrick. Also surviving are four grandnephews and his special friends Denise Giesbers of Forest Grove; Edna K. Gehring of Beaverton, and Peter J. Erschen of Forest Grove.

The family suggests that remembrances may be contributions to the Hawaiian Club, c/o Edna Gehring, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, #113, Forest Grove, Oregon, 97116 or to the Bonnie Hayes Small Animal Shelter, 1901 S.E. 24th Avenue, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123-7920, in his memory.




Peleg Frink
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, September 10, 1847
Died at his residence in Grafton precinct, Mr. Peleg Frink, on Tuesday the 7th instant.



Daniel Frowley

Taken From the Hennepin Tribune, Hennepin, IL
February 5, 1858

Drowned
We learn from a La Salle Journal that a man named Daniel Frowley, aged about 25 years, was drowned in the Illinois river opposite that place Sunday last. He leaves no family.



C. C. Fulford
The Henry Republican, Henry, IL November 6, 1873
At Peru, Nov. 2, C. C., aged 1 year 7 months and 10 days, son of Charles and Lydia Fulford, formerly of this city.



Infant Fulford
Henry Republican, Henry IL April 23, 1874
Died At Peru, April 20, infant daughter of Charles Fulford.
 

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