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CHARLES E. FAHS , 76, of Dixon , died Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Lee County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center , Dixon , after and extended illness. He was employed by Raynor Garage Door, Dixon , from December 1949 to Jan. 28, 1994, retiring as general foreman. Charles was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Ohio , the son of Frederick and Ruth (Oberschelp) Fahs. He started working on the family farm at the age of 5. As a teenager, he worked in the blacksmith shop in Ohio , where he learned the welding trade. He served in the Army. Charles married Violet Steder on June 22, 1953, at First Methodist Church , Dixon . Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Gina A. Fahs of Dixon ; a sister, Norma Contreras of Dixon ; two nieces, Anita Contreras of St. Louis and Sharon Henegar of Memphis , Tenn. , and two nephews. Graveside services, with military honors accorded by the Dixon combined veterans group, is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens , Dixon , with the Rev. Hye Jin Hong, associate pastor of First Methodist Church, Dixon, officiating. There is no visitation. Arrangements were completed by Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Dixon .
Contributed by Pat Esterday - Taken from: The Dixon Telegraph Thursday, July 26, 2007 Page A2 __ Col. 1-2

JOY HENRY FAHS , 70, of Dixon died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1998, in Bearmont , Texas . A memorial candlelight service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon , with the Rev. John Voss, associate pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment of cremains will be at 10:30 a.m. at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens . Local arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon . A memorial has been established. He was born July 27, 1928, in Lee County , the son of Fred and Ruth (Oberschelp) Fahs. He married Marlene Anderson, Aug. 1, 1953 in Lawton , Okla. She survives. He was employed as a journeyman machinist for the Henry Pratt Co. for 38 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church , Dixon Elks Lodge BPOE, 779 International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers Local 1052. Survivors include a son, Jack Fahs of Florida ; a daughter, Sharon (Douglas) Henegar of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Charles Fahs of Dixon ; a sister, Norma Contreas of Dixon ; and three grandsons.
Contributed by Pat Esterday - Taken from: Sauk Valley Newspapers Saturday, December 26, 1998 Page 6 _ Col. 2

REUBEN JAMES FARRINGER , was born on September 07, 1836 and died on August 11, 1932 son of Frederick Farringer and Rebecca Margaretta [Schmedt] Farringer. He lived to be almost 96 years of age, he was my Great Grandfather. He served in the home guard from 1861-1864. Then he enlisted on July 09, 1864 and reported for duty Camp Curtain, PA. He was in Co. D. of 195th Regiment of PA. Vol. Infantry were he was injured. He went home to live a lone full life and with lots of family. After his first wife died (Lovinia [Fry] Farringer) he remarried to Sarah Elizabeth Clemens-Sutter. He was a plaster by trade. After Sarah died he went to a rest home in Mount Morris, Ogle Co. Illinois. When he died in 1932, he was buried beside Sarah. The Star in picture with head stone is Civil War Marker. I wish I could have known him. For I bet he was very wise. Anyone doing family tree on this Farringer line e-mail me at cwdancer54@ev1.net
Contributed by Joel Farringer - Find-A-Grave

GARY L. FELDKIRCHNER , 59 of Rock Falls died Thursday November 2, 2006 at his home following an extended illness. He was born on August 31, 1947 in Dixon, IL the son of Elwin L. and Donalee (Winebrenner) Feldkirchner. He married Alice Harper on August 19, 1966 in Rock Falls. Gary was a US Army veteran having served in the Viet Nam war. He worked as an auto saleman for over 20 years locally and previous to that worked for 10 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. He enjoyed fishing and vacationing in Wisconsin. Surviving is his wife, Alice; their son Gary A. Feldkirchner of Rock Falls; his grandson Anthony Feldkirchner; his mother Donalee Feldkirchner of Dixon; his sister Kathy (Sam) Boelens of Polo. He was preceded in death by his father Elwin Feldkirchner in 2000 and his paternal grandparents Leroy (Hazel) Feldkirchner and maternal grandparenrs Reuben (Bernice) Winebrenner. Funeral services will be Monday November 6, 2006 at 12 -noon in the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls with the Reverend Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon.

ABRAHAM L. FISH was laid to rest in the Franklin Grove Cemetery on Sunday afternoon following funeral rites at 2 o'clock in the Melvin Funeral Home, with Rev. Chester M. Irwin of the Presbyterian Church officiating. During the service, Mrs. J. H. Linn was at the organ and Mrs. R. E. Kreider sang "In the Garden" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." A large number of relatives and friends attended and there were beautiful floral offerings. The casket bearers were E. J. McAllister, J. L. Eberhardt, R. E. Salmon, W. A. Krohn, M. D. Hartshorn and W. H. Wilkins. Members of the Sterling Chapter of Eastern Star, Dr. and Mrs. Lyle Acton, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Schmitt, Mrs. Karl Thomas and Mrs. M. D. Hartshorn took charge of the flowers. From out of town those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Fish, Milton, Wis.; Mrs. A. E. McKay and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wilson, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Amman, Chillicothe; Mrs. E. H. Yarke, Springfield; Mrs. Frank Gray and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dowdy, Monmouth; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbut Bates, Mr. and Mrs. John Hartzell and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Long, Dixon; Mrs. Earl Kidney, Oak Park, and Thomas Herrity and the Misses Lou and Irene Herrity, Clinton, Ia.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois February 10, 1941 - Monday, pg 5

PAUL FITZPATRICK , 35, of Ohio, Ill., died April 23, 2004,as a result of an automobile accident in Bureau County. Services will begin with a 9:45 a.m. prayer service Tuesday in Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, Amboy, followed by 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian burial in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Walton. Burial will be at St Patrick's Cemetery, Amboy. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday with a Scripture service at 8 p.m. Mr. Fitzpatrick was born Dec. 11, 1968, in Dixon to Bernard and Charlotte (Goy) Fitzpatrick. He married Rachael Barranco on Sept. 14, 1996, in St. Mary's Church, Walton. He had been an operating engineer working on road construction. He was a 1987 graduate of Amboy High School and was a member of St. Mary's Church in Walton. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Jacob and Sean, both at home; his mother, Charlotte of Dixon; one sister, Nancy (David) Duren of Amboy; and three brothers, Alan (Betty) Fitzpatrick of Ohio, Ill., Jerry (Kathy) Fitzpatrick of Sun Prairie, Wis., and Joe Fitzpatrick of Dixon. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Mark Fitzpatrick.
Contributed by David Wrzesinski - Smith from the LaSalle NewsTribune, July 6, 2005

THEODORE FITZPATRICK - Funeral services for Theodore Fitzpatrick, 82, Dixon, father of Mrs. Gilbert (Regina) Jensen of Morrison, were held Thursday in St. Patrick's Church of Dixon. The Rev. James Malloy officiated, and burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery at Amboy
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 8, 1972 - Monday, page 2

LUCILLE (BRUCKER) FLORSCHUETZ , 80, of Sublette died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, in Mendota Community Hospital . Born Oct. 23, in Sublette, the daughter of Gilbert and Florence (Fischer) Brucker. Married William Florschuetz on April 29, 1948, in Mendota. Member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir for many years, the Ruth Circle and the Country Squares, a dance group that performed in area nursing homes. Survivors include her husband, William, son, Stephen (Susan) Florschuetz of Sublette; two daughters, Luanne (Stan) Urban of Prophetstown and Mary Lee (James) Twidell of Princeton; and eight grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents. Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 in St. John’s Lutheran Church , with the Revs. Dell and Frances Olson officiating. Burial in Restland Cemetery , Mendota. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Merritt Funeral Home, 800 Monroe St . , Mendota.
Contributed by Pat Esterday - Taken from: Rockford Register Star, Rockford , Winnebago Col., IL., Tuesday, November 25, 2003, Page 8A – Col. 2

LENA (BIESTER) FLOWERS , 76, died at her North Mason Avenue home in Amboy at 11:30 p.m. Friday after a lingering illness. Mrs. Flowers was born in Germany and came to this country in October, 1900. She married Ernest Biester May 8, 1901 and farmed with her husband until his death, Feb. 20, 1913. She remarried April 12, 1917 and lived with her second house, Forrest Flowers in Amboy. He died April 24, 1934. Mrs. Flowers is survived by four sons by her first marriage; Erich and Theodore Biester, Amboy; Harold, in Franklin Grove; and Clarence of Chicago; two sisters, one a twin, in Germany; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Mihm's Funeral Home, Amboy with the Rev. Paul W. Lechner of Amboy Lutheran CHurch officiating. Burial will be in Petersen Cemetery near Sublette. Friends may call at the Mihm's Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today.
Dixon Telegraph 16 Octobe 1954

--Services for Mrs. lena A. Blowers 75, Amboy were held today in Mihm Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul W. Lechner, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church officiating.Burial was in Peterson Cemetery. Mrs. Blowers died Friday in her home after a two month illness. She was born April 4, 1879 in Redege, Hanover Germany, the daughter of Wilhelm and Maria Hotho. She came to the United States and settled in the Sublette area in October 1900. SHe marreid Ernest Biester May 8, 1901. They farmed near Sublette until Mr. Biesters death on Feb. 20, 1913. She married Forrest Blowers April 12, 1917. They farmed near Sublette until 1926, and moved to Amboy. Mr. Blowers died April 24, 1934. Survivors are four sons, Theodore and Erich Biester, both of Amboy; Harold Biester, Franklin Grove and Clarence Biester, Chicago; six grandchildren and a twin sister and another sister, both living in Germany.
18 October 1954 - Dixon Telegraph **( The death notice states her name was "Flowers" -- the obituary says its listed as "Blowers". )
18 October 1954 Dixon Telegraph

Three Lee County men and a Chicagoan were named heirs to the $8,500 estate left by the late Lena A. Blowers, Amboy. Mrs. Blowers died Oct. 15 and her will was admitted to probate in County Court Nov. 6. One of the heirs, Theodore W. Biester, Amboy was named executor to the estate. The other heirs include: Erich H. Biester, Amboy; Harold F. Biester, Franklin Grove; and Clarence C. Biester, Chicago. The estate listed $500 worth of personal property and $8,000 in real estate.
20 November 1954

ELLEN B. (ROSS) FLUEHR , 76, of Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Mendota, died Tuesday, May 14, 1996, at the nursing home following an extended illness. Prayer service will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, Amboy, with a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Amboy, with the Rev. Raymond J. Ross C.M. officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Amboy. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home with a 7 p.m. Rosary. A memorial has been established. Mrs. Fluehr was born Dec. 3, 1919, in Amboy, the daughter of Roy V. and Nellie (Lenihan) Ross. She was employed as a secretary at the Stromm, Stromm, Oakley and Ellis Law Firm, Belvidere, prior to retiring. She was a member of St. Patrick Church, Amboy. Survivors include one son, Thomas (Cathy) Fluehr of Belvidere; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, James (Darlene) Ross of Amboy, and Raymond J. Ross of St. Louis, Mo.; and three sisters, Agnes (Lester) Kellen and Dolores Ross both of Amboy, and Rita (William) Marine of Rock Falls. She was preceded in death by one daughter, one son, one brother and three sisters.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 16, 1996 - Thrusday, pg A2

ERMA FOLK , 41, died at 8:30 a.m. today in KSB Hospital, Dixon. Born at Chillicothe, MO., March 14, 1911, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Baker. She married Robert Folk, who survives with a son, Aubrey Burton; her mother, Mrs. Ida Baker, Chillicothe and brothers and sisters. Funeral services are pending arrival of relatives from Missouri. The body is at Melvin Funeral home, Polo, where friends may call.
Contributed by Brenda Buck - Dixon Evening Telegraph, Dixon ILL. Feb 10. 1953
Erma was the daughter of William Valentine Baker and Ida Mae Swihart.

ANDREW FOLKERS , 88, formerly of 706 Ave. B., Sterling, died early Tuesday morning (8/9/1983) in the Sterling Care Center after an extended illness. Funeral serices will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Grennan Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Rhoads, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, . Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Andrew Folkers was born on Jan. 23, 1895 in Montmorency Township, the son of Onno and Mattie (Oltmanns) Folkers. He was a mechanic at Sam Franks Garage until his retirement. Surviving are three brothers, John and Albert, both of Polo and Theodore, Dixon; and three sisters, Mrs. Ray (Anna) Rhoads, Dixon; Mrs. Lloyd (Helen) Richardson, and Mrs. Lee (Edith) Baker, both of Polo.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 15, 1983 - Monday, pg A4

RENA (BITTER) FOLKERS , 79, RR 1, Polo died Sunday afternoon while visiting friends at the Sterling Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Polo with Rev. A. J. Tetzlaff, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Dixon. Friends may call at the Browne-Seidel Funeral Home in Polo after 3 p.m. Tuesday. The family will be present from 7 - 9 p.m. A memorial has been established. Mrs. Folkers was born Feb. 8, 1896 near Sterling, the daughter of John and Helen Gerken Bitter. She married John Folkers on Feb. 27, 1923 in Rock Falls. Survivors include her husband and two sisters, Mrs. John (Gertrude) Becker and Mrs. Fred (Frida) Folkers, both of Polo. She was preceded by her parents and one sister.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 10, 1975 - Monday, pg 6

VERNA M. (HOLBROOK) FORMAN , 79, of Amboy, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007, at her home. Mrs. Forman was born Dec. 24, 1927, in Sublette, the daughter of Norris and Elsie (Buettner) Holbrook. She married Roy E. Forman on May 7, 1949, in Dixon . He preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1996. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church , Amboy. Survivors include a son, Richard ( Regina ) Forman of Lacon; a son-in-law, Roger (Carol) Cassidy of Amboy; a brother, Frank (Matilda) Holbrook of Mendota; four sisters, Evelyn Haglund of St. Charles, Dorothy Robinson of Mendota, Frances Holbrook of Downers Grove and Alice Holbrook of Rock Falls; four grandchildren, Scott (Karie) Cassidy, Jeffery Cassidy, Christopher Forman and Kimberly (Tim) Mangan; and a great-grandson, Jacob Mangan. She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Cassidy; a sister, Hazel Flaherty; and two brothers, Wilbur and Howard Holbrook. The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Bache Memorial Chapel at Van Orin Repose Cemetery, with the Rev. Christine Stienstra, and Vicki Sauter, pastor, co-officiating. Burial is at Van Orin Repose Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, Amboy. Memorials have been established to the American Cancer Society and Immanuel Lutheran Church , Amboy.
The Dixon Telegraph, Saturday, September 15, 2007, Page A2 – Col. 1 – 2

SHIRLEY (McBRIDE) FRANKFOTHER , 71, of Sterling, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport, Iowa. She was employed by Sterling Public Library for a number of years and was an Avon representative for many years. Shirley was born Nov. 28, 1935, in Sterling, the daughter of Edward James and Mary (Andrews) McBride. She married Duane Frankfother on Dec. 31, 1954, in Sterling. She was a member of St. Mary Church, Sterling, where she served as treasurer of the Altar and Rosary Society and was a church volunteer. She enjoyed baking, planting flowers and, in the past, golfing. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Pat (Melissa) Frankfother of Paw Paw, and Mike (Katy) Frankfother of Prophetstown; a daughter, Tami (Mark (Sauk Valley -- ended the artcle ...)

SHIRLEY L. FRANTUM , age 79, of Cortland, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL. She fought a gallant fight for two days until succumbing to injuries following an auto accident. Shirley was born on August 20, 1929 in Waterman, IL, the oldest of the five daughters of Gerald and Florence (Meyer) Thomas. Shirley attended Sycamore United Methodist Church, in Sycamore, IL and was a former member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Hinckley, IL. She was a Realtor, for over 22 years, most recently, working with her daughter, Deanna. Mrs. Frantum was a member of the National Association of Realtors, the DeKalb Association of Realtors, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau and the Green Valley Saddle Club. Shirley was actively involved with several area Singles Clubs until she met the love of her life, Orville "Big O" Bonnell. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed by both family and friends. She is survived by her daughter, Deanna (Scott) Merchant of Sycamore, IL, and their children, Ryan and Megan Merchant; her daughter, Donnas' sons, Ronald and Richard Thurow; her sisters, Carolyn (Carl) Gaddie of Aurora, IL, Beverly (Wilfred) Danekas of Hinckley, IL, Patricia Thomas of Aurora, IL and Nancy (Bill) Kuppler of Hinckley, IL; as well as, many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald and Florence Thomas; her daughter, Donna Nates Thurow; her first husband, and the father of her daughters, Richard G. Nates; her second husband, Carl Frantum; and her dear friend of many years, Orville "Big O" Bonnell. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, April 3, 2009 at the Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Avenue in Sycamore, IL with Reverend Harlene Harden officiating. Interment will take place in the Evergreen Cemetery in Sublette, IL. Memorials for Shirley may be directed to her family. Friends may visit from 3:00 until 9:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at the Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, 1001 W. Garfield St. in Waterman, IL. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, 815/264-3362.
Contributed by Karen Font - Published in the Beacon News on 4/1/2009

DAVID J. FREY , 82, member of the Polo High School Board at the time when it was organized into a community school, died at 1 a.m. Saturday at Dixon Public Hospital. He had been ill a short time. The body was taken to the Melvin Funeral Home in Polo where friends may call after 7 p.m. tonight and until 12;30 p.m. Monday when it will be removed to the Emmanuel EUB Church of Polo. Services will be conducted at the church by Rev. Ira Wilson at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Dixon. David J. Frey was born Aug. 13, 1873 north of Polo, a son of the late Edwin and Adeline Bohner Frey. He was united in marriage to Miss Alice Moyer on Dec. 27, 1900 and had resided on a farm southeast of Polo since. Surviving are his widow; two sons, George of Rockford and Winton of Polo; a daughter, Miss LaVon Frey of Washington, D.C.; two brothers, Eugene of Cherry Valley, Ill., and Ira of Penny Farm, Fla.; and five grandchildren. Mr. Frey had been a member of a rural school board of education and of the Polo Community High School when it was organized.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 14, 1956 - Saturday, page 2

LEOLA M. FREY , 63, of 716 Harriet Ave., died Thursday, Oct. 7, 1993 in KSB Hospital. She was born on October 25, 1929 in Rockford to John and Ruth (Miller) Jacobs. She married Donald W. Frey in October of 1972. He preceded her in death on February 1, 1993. Survivors include a daughter, Crystal (Jeff) Schaeffer of Franklin Grove; three sons, Richard Gray of Dixon, Timmy and Kenneth Gray both of Virginia Beach, Va.; one sister, Dorothy Diehl of Belvidere; two brothers, John W. Jacobs of Dixon and Arthur Jacobs Sr. of Amboy and six grandchildren. Graveside services with burial were held today in the Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Dixon, Illinois.
Dixon Evening Telegraph

Robert R. FREY , 87, former vice president of the Grand Detour Plow Company, died Tuesday at his home in Hinsdale. Rev. Vernon L. S. Jones read graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery here today. A daughter, Janet, survives in Chicago. His wife, Elizabeth, died several years ago
Contributed by Melva Taylor from The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois February 26, 1953 - Thursday, pg 2 col 2

WILLIAM A. FREY , passed away last evening at 6 o'clock at Osceola, Iowa, where he resided, his death resulting from injuries which he sustained in an automobile collision Sunday afternoon. He was born in Dixon, May 31, 1915, attended the Dixon schools and entered the employ of the Great Lakes Pipe Line Co. Several years ago the company transferred from Dixon to Osceola, Iowa, where he was in charge of a pumping station. He is survived by his widow, the former Rae Patch of Maple Park, Ill., two sons, Billy and Kenney at home; his father William A. Frey, Sr., and two sisters, Mrs. Alvah Drew and Mrs. Fred Billeb, the latter thiee residing in Dixon. Funeral services will be held Osceola, Ia., at 10 a. m. Wednesday and at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at Jones funeral home here. Burial will be in a DeKalb cemetery.

Another Obituary: "Bill" as he was popularly called, was bora in Dixon, IL, on May 31, 1915, the son of Thyetta and William Frey. He attended Loveland school until 1918, when he with his parents and two sisters moved to Auburn, Wash. He lived there until 1925 when the family moved back to Dixon. Here, he graduated from North Central school and Dixon high school with the class of 1933. He was employed by local garages and contractors until he accepted a position with the Great Lakes Pipeline Co. For several years he helped operate the pumping station at Elde^a and in 1941 the company promoted him to a new position at Indianola. Iowa where he lived until Dec. 31, 1943 where he and his family moved to Osceola, Iowa. On March 31st, 1939 Bill married Miss Rae Patch of Maple Park IL., and to them were born two boys. William Francis and Ken neth Walter, all of whom survive him in addition to his father William A. Fery, Sr., and two sisters, Mrs. Alvah Drew and Mrs Fred Billeb, all of Dixon. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1937 and a brother George Edward in 1943. Bill was baptized as an infant in the First Methodist church of Dixon and in young manhood was accepted into membership in that church. He was a man of exceptionally, clean moral habits and was very popular both in Dixon and Iowa. He was an industrious worker and stood high in the estimation of his employers. Bill was fatally injured in an automobile crash on Sunday, May 8th as he was on his way to work. A car was _swerving back and forth across the highway and crashed headon into the car he was riding in although his car had turned off the road to avoid a crash. Investigation snowed that the driver and passengers in the other car had been looking at pictures as they drove along. Bill was given every medical attention at the hospital at Osceola but he never regained consciousness and passed peacefully away at 6 o'clock Monday evening. Funeral services were held in Osceola on Wednesday morning and he was brought to Dixon accompanied by his family and his minister, the Rev. Waterman of Trinity Methodist church. A company of close friends of his also came with him to Dixon where services were held at the Jones funeral home on Thursday. Burial was made in Fairview cemetery in DeKalb, IL, Rev, Waterman who preached the beautiful sermon was a close friend and neighbor of the Frey family and proved himself invaluable as a friend in this time of sorrow. Bill's father and stepmother and one sister. Mrs. Billeb were in Osceola when he passed away and they with Mrs. Frey's family and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Gracey and Mr. and Mrs. William Stoker accompanied the hearse to Dixon. Bill is mourned by hosts of friends and many cousins and aunts and uncles. His uncle Harry Frey and cousins, Kenyon Frey and Mr. and Mrs. Williams were here from Vandalia, Mo, and Mr. Robert Gullie of Chicago, IL., and Mrs. Luella Smith of Rockford, aunts and uncles were here for several days
The Dixon Telegraph 06 May 1947 and 16 May 1947

ALICE (McNINCH) FRIEDLEIN , 87, of 1107 Jefferson St. died Nov. 26 in Mendota Community Hsp. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Merritt Funeral Home. Rev. Brad Fanning will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Sublette. The former Alice McNinch was born June 5, 1902 in Sublette to Edward and Elsie Lovering McNinch. She was a member of the Ottawa Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was married to Kermitt Friedlein Feb. 14, 1939 in Sublette. He died Jan. 20, 1986. Mrs. Friedlin is survived by a sister,Mrs. Kenneth (Marjorie) Raas of Dixon. She was also preceded in death by a sister in infancy, seven sisters and three brothers.

CLARENCE F. FRITTS , age 87, of Dixon died Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at the Claremont of Lee County. He was born January 4, 1914 in Franklin Grove, Illinois the son of Harry and Ada (Blum) Fritts. He married Hazel Eacker April 27, 1947 in Lanark, Illinois. He had been employed at Admiral Corp. in Dixon, Wood Brothers in Oregon and then was a custodian and night watchman at Raynor Garage Door in Dixon for 17 years prior to retirement in 1982. He was a member of the Church of God of Abrahamic Faith. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, of Dixon; 2 sons, Larry (Marilyn) Fritts of Rapid City, IL and Clarence Russell (Marita) Fritts of Dixon; 5 grandchildren; 1 brother, Russell (Barbara) Fritts of Putnam, IL; and 1 sister, Lorraine (Warren) Moore of Mendota, IL. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 8, 2001 at 10:30 am in the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon with the Rev. Hollis Partlowe, Pastor of Church of God of Abrahamic Faith officiating. Burial followed in Grand Detour Cemetery in Grand Detour, IL.
Contributed by Lori Gilbert

SUSAN FROST , 94, of Amboy, passed away Sunday afternoon (10 July 1966) in Amboy Hospital after a short illness. She is survived by one son, George Frost of Mendota and two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Estelle) Berkeley of Amboy and Mrs. Charles (Fern) Daniels of Sterling; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her husband, Edward, and a son, Dewey, preceded her. Arrangements are being made at the Mihm Funeral Home in Amboy.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 11, 1966 - Monday, pg 2

CLARA S. (HELMER) FRYE , wife of William L. Frye, president of the Central Trust National bank of Sterling, passed away at 3:30 o'clock this morning at her home, 410 North Ottawa avenue, Dixon, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, the Rev. L. W. Walter, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church, of which Mrs. Frye was a member, officiating and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Friends may call at the Melvin funeral home until 4:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Clara Helmer was born in South Wayne, Wis., Feb. 17, 1881, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Helmer. She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Harnish of Oregon and Mrs. Gladys Kerz of Dixon; a son, William R. Frye of Dixon; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Mark D. Smith of Dixon and Mrs. M. F. Lawwill of Silvis. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Royal Neighbors of America.

WILLIAM LORAN FRYE ,77, former Dixon postmaster died today in Mansion nursing home. He was born April 8, 1877, in Rock Falls, and lived in Bradford before moving to Dixon in 1896. He served as assistant postmaster under B. F. Shaw, and later was named postmaster. At the time of the first World War he became cashier of City National Bank. In 1925 he was cashier of Central Trust bank, Sterling, and 13 years later became president of Central National bank, Sterling. He retired Jan 1, 1949, and lived with his daughter, Mrs. Allen (Lucille) Harnish, Oregon. Mr. Frye was the son of Joseph U. and Eliza S. Frye. He married Clara S. Helmer, March 21, 1900, in South Wayne, Wis. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Harnish, and Mrs. Charles (Gladys) Kerz, 216 Artesian pl., Dixon, and one son, William R. Frye, Freeport. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother, one half brother and four half sisters. Funeral services have been set tentatively for Monday at 2 p.m. in Melvin funeral home with the Rev. George J. Curran, St. Paul's Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home from this evening until the time of services. Mr. Frye was a past exaulted ruler of B.P.O.E., Dixon, and a member of A.F. and A.M. Masonic Lodge, Dixon.

DWIGHT E. FULMER ,83, of Quincy , formerly of Dixon , died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at Blessings Hospital , Quincy . He was employed by Marshall Barber and Beauty Supply, Dixon , as a salesman for 20 years, retiring in 1979. Dwight was born July 21, 1924, in Dixon , the son of Elbert and Carolyn (Lightner) Fulmer. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II, flying 35 combat missions with the 456th. Bomb Group. He was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and other decorations. Dwight married Ruth Catherine Lump on Oct 12, 1945, in Dixon . She preceded him in death on July 5, 1979. He was a member of First Baptist Church , American Legion Post 12 and life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540, all in Dixon . Survivors include a son, Tim (Linda) Fulmer of Dixon; a daughter, Sally (Lalo) Garcia of Sterling; four grandchildren, Kristen Fulmer of Chicago, Christipher McCormick of Dixon, Nicolas (Danyel) Garcia of McCordsville, Ind., and Matthew Garcia of Madison, Wis.; and two great-grandchildren, Gianna Garcia and Bryan Sels. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Fulmer Sr. The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church , Dixon , with the Rev. Bunyon Cocar, pastor, officiating. Burial, with full military graveside honors provided by Dixon combined veterans organizations, is at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens , Dixon
Contributed by Pat Easterday - The Dixon Telegraph, Monday, August 13, 2007, Page A2 – Col. 1-2

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