LaSalle County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, May 4, 1849
Died April the 19th, near St. Josephs Mo., with the Cholera, Mr. Levi Zeluff, of Poughkeepsie, New York, aged about 32 years. Mr. Z. left here, this spring for California. He had been a resident of this county for 12 years; was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss.
Harold Dixon Zentner
Harold Dixon Zentner, 69, of 451 S Broad St., Lanark, died Saturday (Nov 29) evening in his home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Lanark United Methodist Church with the Rev. Orville E. Cole, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Streator. Visitation is Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Frank Funeral Home in Lanark. Mr. Zentner was born Aug. 27, 1911, in Strator, the son of Phillip and Elizabeth (Dixon) Zentner. He was united in marriage to Margaret Dovan in Streator. She preceded him in death several years ago. Mr. Zentner was a retired pharmacist and operated the Lanark Drug Store for 25 years. He recently served for the past 10 years as pharmacist at Freeport Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Lanark Masonic Lodge, past worthy patron of the Order of Easter Star and a Shriner. He is survived by one son, John of De Moines, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife and one brother. [Dec 1, 1980 Daily Gazette - Contributed by Margaret Mangers]
Francis J. Ziegler
The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, October 10, 1845
Francis J. Ziegler, a Bavarian, was found a week ago on the first island below this place nearly dead. He was brought to town and a physician called in, but disease had laid such firm hold on him that he died in a few hours. From papers in his possession, it appears that he had filed his declaration to become naturalized, in the Seneca county court, Ohio, in the 1st of November, 1844. But 20 cents were found about him and a note on an individual for whom he appears to have worked on the canal.
Alma A. (Kaufman) Zimmerman
Alma A. Zimmerman, 96, of Mendota Lutheran Home, formerly of Compton, died April 8, 2010. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Compton, with the Rev. Jamie Wallace officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday in Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.
She was born March 30, 1914, in Mendota Township to John and Anna Marie (Walter) Kaufman. She graduated from Mendota High School in June 1932. She married Gilbert J. Zimmerman on Feb. 6, 1936, in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Compton. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America where she made many quilts for Lutheran World Relief, and was a former Sunday school teacher. She also was a member of Mendota Lutheran Home Auxiliary and Lee County Farm Bureau.
She is survived by one son, Allan (Elaine) Zimmerman of Paw Paw; one daughter, Charlene Zimmerman of Compton; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 26, 1982; one brother, her twin sister and two other sisters. Memorials may be directed to Horizon House, Immanuel Lutheran Church or Mendota Lutheran Home.
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Arthur G. Zimmerman
Mendota Reporter Oct. 13, 1982
Arthur G. Zimmerman, 80, 1412 Lakewood Dr., died early Monday, Oct. 11, 1982 in Mendota Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. in the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Brooklyn Township, with the Rev. Spencer Brien officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Merritt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Leslie Zimmerman, John Mau, Sherman Shaw, Allen Cox, George McMahon and Phil Schmidt.
Mr. Zimmerman was born May 26, 1902 on a farm two miles east of Welland, a son of John and Mary (Bauman) Zimmerman. He married Freda Kutter June 29, 1927, she survives. He resided in Welland from 1927-1936 and in 1933 he and his brother, Roland opened the Penrose Elevator. In 1936 he moved to Compton where he was a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts and was also a member of the Blackhawk Area Council. In 1961 he built the Fasco facility at its present location.
He moved with his wife to Mendota in 1962. He was instrumental in the organization of the Mendota Lutheran Home and served on the board for the Mendota Community Hospital. He was also a charter member of the Mendota Lions club.
Survivors also include two sons, Richard of Mendota and Dean of Ames, Iowa; one brother, Roland of Mendota; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
Memorials may be directed to the Mendota Lutheran Home or the Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Transcribed by Beth Scott