, 98 of the Dixon Health Center, died Monday at the center following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Jones Funeral Home followed by Mass of Resurrection at St. Anne's Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m.
The Rev. Michael McKinstra, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ohio. There will be no visitation.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, IL October 21, 1980 - Tuesday, pg 4
EVERETT WASSOM FERGUSON
, 69, 1017 Institute Blvd., Dixon, died Wednesday evening at KSB Hospital, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Preston Schilling Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Berman, associate pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Wood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Sauk Valley Stroke Club or the First United Methodist Church.
He was a dentist in Dixon area from 1938 in Dixon, the son of Everett Jay and Fannie Wassom Ferguson. He married Helen Hoover and she preceded him on July 21, 1971, he then married Lola Mae Hess Engle, and she preceded him on Feb. 1, 1980, and he then married Clara Killmer. An undergraduate of Illinois College, Jacksonville, he graduated from Northwestern in 1938 and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Dixon, the American Legion, the American Dental Association and a veteran of World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Clara; one son, William (Bill), Neno, Nev.; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret (Peg) Jens, Mont Clair, N.J.; one sister, Mrs Esther Watne, DeKalb; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 19, 1982- Friday, page A6
EDWARD W. FRIEL
, of Normal, IL, formerly of Amboy, died on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 in his home. He was born March 21, 1931 in Amboy, IL, the son of Edwin and Mary "Molly" (Morrissey) Friel. He had been terminal manager for Advance Transportation in Aurora, IL, Rockford, IL and Bloomington, IL during his 40 years with the company prior to his retirement in 1998. He also had been employed by the State of Illinois in the 1950's.
He was a 1949 graduate of Amboy High School and played minor league baseball in the early 1950's. He was married to Joyce Marion in Springfield, IL on May 10, 1969.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, William Friel, Luke Friel and Charles Friel. He is survived by his wife of Normal, two sons, Kyle Friel and Jason (Barbara) Friel and one granddaughter Shawna Friel all of Normal; two brothers: Joseph (Josephine) Friel and Dr. Frank (Rita) Friel both of Rockford and two sisters, Mary Jane (Delmar) Long and Helen (Kenneth) Hornbeck, both of Rockford, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, August 2, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy with the Rev. Stanislaw Kos, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery Amboy. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday in the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, Amboy. A memorial has been established to the OSF-St. Joseph Hospice of Bloomington, 2200 E. Washington, Bloomington, IL 61701
Contributed by James Seidelman
JOHN FRIEL JR
- Funeral rites for John J. Friel, 58, of Rt. 1, Amboy, who died Saturday after an extended illness, will be held Tuesday morning. There will be a short service at 10:30 in the Jones Funeral Home, Dixon, followed by an 11 o'clock requiem mass in St. Patrick's Church, Maytown. The burial will take place in the cemetery adjoining the church. Friends may call at the Jones Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at eight o'clock this Monday evening.
John J. Friel, was born Aug. 27, 1905 in East Grove Township, the son of Bernard and Ellen Cotter Friel. He had been a resident of that township his entire lifetime and for the last 20 years was employed by the Northwestern Steel and Wire Co.. in Sterling. He was united in marriage with Ruby Wise in Oregon Aug. 20, 1932. Surviving with the widow are one son, Bernard of East Grove Township, and two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary Lou) Olson of Harmon and Mrs. Eugene (JoAnn) Leffelman of Lee Center. He also leaves two sisters and four brothers, Mrs. Elmer (Elizabeth) Price of Chicago, Mrs. Clarence (Margaret) Morrissey of Walton, Edwin of Amboy, James of Dixon, Leo of Aurora, Donald of Tiskilwa and eight grandchildren. His parents, one brother and one granddaughter preceded him in death.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 2, 1964 - Monday, pg 2