JOHN A. HARDESTY From the memorial leaflet - Contributed by Jacque McDonnell
Birth: Jan. 12, 1907 (Franklin Grove, IL).....Parents: Bruce R. & Ludwina (Schott) Hardesty
Marriage: Lois Oehler (June 8, 1935). 4 children.
Death: September 29, 1989 (Hand County Hospital, Miller, SD) - Age: 82yr 8 mos 17 ds
Funeral: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1989 (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Highmore)
Burial: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Highmore city schools; Accounting and Law college (Grand Island, NE) (until 1926)
Occupation: Bookkeeper, Teller at Holabird State Bank (Holabird, SD); 1st National Bank (Highmore); Agricultural Credit Corp. (Minneapolis, MN), J. Q. Anderson Ranch (until 1942)
Locations: to Highmore (age 2)
Organizations/Civic: Highmore School Board, treasurer of Hyde County Red Cross, treasurer St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Hyde County Series E Bond Chairman.
Preceded in death by: parents, brother Edward, daughter Catherine.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]
Contributed by Karen Seeman

ALBERT R. HASSELBERG , 88, of 717 S. Ottawa, Dixon, died early Friday morning (14 Dec 1973) in Franklin Grove Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Preston Funeral home, followed by burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. There is visitation this afternoon and evening at the funeral home. The family will be present from 7 to 9 p.m. Albert R. Hasselberg was born Feb. 7, 1885 in Dixon, the son of Henry and Maria Sandberg Hasselberg. He was united in marriage with Eva M. Hill, March 12, 1912 in Dixon. Surviving with Mrs. Hasselberg are two sons, Thomas of Rock Falls and M. Kenneth of Dixon. Two brothers and two sisters preceded in death. Mr. Hasselberg was a retired employee of the Chicago and North Western Railway and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and Elks Lodge.
From Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette December 14, 1973 - Friday, pg. 2

SUEANNE (WEBB) HEATHER , 60, of Cortland, IL, passed away unexpectedly at Kishwaukee Hospital, on Tuesday, October 21, 2008. SueAnne was born August 6, 1948, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of Darrell and Mary Ellen (Karras) Webb. She married Steven V. Heather on July 19, 1969, in Dixon. SueAnne was very active in the Dixon and DeKalb communities and the Foursquare Church in both areas. She was a loving and giving person who was always willing to lend a helping hand to children or those in need. SueAnne was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be dearly missed. SueAnne and Steven had seven awesome children, Stephanie Heather (Maggie Horvat), Sally Stowell, Sindy Tippy, Sandee (Paul) Wilson, Valerie Heather, Virgil "Butch" Steven Heather, and Vicky Heather; she adored her four grandchildren, Alysha Tippy, Andrue Heather, Kaitlynn and Destiny Wilson; her mother, Mary Ellen Webb; one sister, Michelle Drew of Dixon; 17 nieces and nephews; and 15 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Darrell Webb. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, October 25, 2008, at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. James Berry, pastor of the Foursquare Church, Dixon, and the Rev. Denny Campbell, pastor of the Foursquare Church, DeKalb, co-officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. Visitation will be from 5 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home

VIRGIL H. HEATHER , 53, 909 Palmyra Ave., Dixon, died unexpectedly this morning. (6 May 1971) Tentative funeral arrangements are for services at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Preston Funeral Home with the Rev. Mary Ewbank, pastor of the Foursquare Church, officiating. The burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will begin at noon Friday. The family will be at the Preston Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Virgil H. Heather was born Sept. 14, 1917 in Clarksville, the son of Dallas and Hazel Mason Heather. He was united in marriage Nov. 28, 1945 with Martha Bolthouse in Rochelle. Mr. Heather was a precision engineer at the Geer Corp., Sterling. He was a veteran of World War Two and member of the VFW and the United Steelworkers 6229. Surviviong are his wife and three sons, Steven, Craig and John, Dixon; one granddaughter; two brothers, Avery Heather, Rockford and Homer Heather, Dixon and three sisters, Mrs. Virgil (Alice) Frey, Mrs. Hugh (Norma) Voorhies and Mrs. Walter (Floretta) Ragan, all of Dixon. His parents, three brothers and one sister preceded in death.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 6, 1971 - Thursday, pg 2

GERTRUDE A. HECKMAN 1010 St. died Monday night (10 Oct 1955) in KSB hospital after a brief illness. She was a former clerk in the Geisenheimer store. Mrs. Heckman was born in South Dixon Twp. the daughter of Levi and Catherine (Mossholder) Heckman. Survivors are two brothers, Oscar, Brookfield MO and Winfield, Union Wash; two sisters, Elsie and Lottie Heckman both of Dixon. Services will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m. at the Grave Evangelical U.B. Church with the Rev. Edwin E. Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in Emmanuel Cemetery
Dixon Evening Telegraph 11 October 1955

HARRY A. HECKMAN - Funeral services for Harry A. Heckman, 81, whose death at 7 a.m. yesterday at his home on route 1 was announced in The Telegraph last night, will be held at the Chapel Hill funeral home Saturday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Leroy Weihe officating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery. The body is not at the Melvin funeral home as reported yesterday. Survivors in addition to his widow, Mrs.Mae L. Heckman, include; daughters Mrs. Clayton Rhodes, Mrs. Elmer LeFevre, of Dixon and Mrs. Leva Clark, Turlock, CA and Mrs. Mary Moore of Cedar Rapids IA; sons, Albert and Charles R. both of Dixon and Walter, Franklin Grove. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren, two sisters,Mrs. Minnie Lahman, Greeley CO and Mrs. Clara Aye Clarlsbad, CO and a brother Luther R. of Dixon.
Dixon Telegraph 23 Aug 1946

MARY ANN (KELLEY) HECKMAN , resident of this vicinity for almost 50 years, passed away yesterday afternoon about 3:15 at her home, 313 East Fellows street. She was born in Somerset, Pa., Aug. 21, 1843, coming to the vicinity of Dixon in 1865, where she had resided almost continuously since. She was the widow of the late Daniel Heckman, who preceded her in death several years ago. She is survived by the following children: Harry of this city, Mrs. Ada Reitz of Pasadena, Cal., Alexander of LaSalle, Colo., Mrs. Clara Ayres of Azuza, Cal., Mrs. Minnie Lehman of Greeley, Colo., and Luther of Dixon. One brother and one sister residing in Pennsylvania, 18 grand children and nine great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted from the Staples chapel Monday afternoon at 3:30, Rev. Lloyd W. Walter, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran church officiating and with interement in the Mt. Union cemetery.
Source: Mel Bashore at Find-A-Grave - ("Mrs. Mary Heckman, Dixonite 50 Years, Called by Creator," Dixon Evening Telegram, July 27, 1934.)

NELLIE MARIE (SHAFFER) HECKMAN , 83, RR 2, Dixon, died Sunday (6 August 1978) evening at Community General Hospital. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul;s Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Swarbrick officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. There will be no visitation. A memorial has been established for the Pine Grove Cemetery. The Preston Schilling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Heckman was born June 25, 1895 at Dixon, the daughter of Frank and Laura Bollman Shaffer. She married Albert A. Heckman, Dec 20, 1916. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Lee County Home Extension. Survivors include one son, Robert L, Dixon, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, one grandson, one brother and two sisters.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - ---- The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, August 7, 1978 - Monday, pg 4

EVELYN (GILPIN) HELLER , age 64, of Sandwich, died at home on Saturday, October 14, 2000 following a brief illness. She was born in Toluca, Illinois on March 16, 1936 the daughter of Donald and Johanna Marie (Fredericks) Gilpin. She was united in marriage to Robert Heller in Ashton, Illinois on March 31, 1983. She owned and operated The County Store in Amboy until 1983. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of Sandwich; one sister Barbara (Wayne) Smith of Amboy, two stepsons; Jason Heller of Sheridan, Illinois and Scott Heller of Dixon; three step-grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. in the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy with Rev. Tim Stringham, Pastor of the Sublette Union Church officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy. Visitation will be held on Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home. A memorial has been established.

ANNA SOPHIA (PAUL) HELMER , died about noon yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mark D. Smith, 513 East McKinney street. She was born in Stetten, Germany, November 11, 1844. In September, 1867, Anna S. Paul was united in marriage to John F. Helmer and immediately came to the United States, locating at South Wayne, Wis., where they were engaged in farming until 1903, when they came to Dixon. Her husband and two children, Francis and Ross, preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her loss, five daughters and one son: Mrs. Austin E. Smith, Mrs. Mark D. Smith, Mrs. Lee Lindsey, Mrs. William L. Frye living in Dixon, and John Helmer and Mrs. M. F. Lawwill residing in Rock Island. Thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive. Funeral services will be conducted from the Mark D. Smith home Friday afternoon at 2:30, with the internment in Oakwood cemetery. NOTE: This cemetery is in Dixon, IL.

JOHN FREDERICK HELMER , died about 10 o'clock last evening at his home on East Bradshaw street in North Dixon. Deceased was born in Blumberg, Germany, August 2, 1840. He served four years in the Prussian army, part of which time he was engaged in the war with Austria. He married Miss Anna Sophia Paul in September 1867, and immediately afterward came to America, locating in Wisconsin, where he was engaged in farming until 1903, when he came to Dixon, where he built a home and has since resided. He leaves to mourn his loss beside his wife, six daughters and one son, Mrs. Austin Smith, Mrs. Mark Smith, Mrs. Lee Lindsey, Mrs. Will L. Frye and Miss Nellie Helmer, all living in Dixon, and Mrs. Henry Wood and John Helmer of Rock Island. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home on East Bradshaw street, with interment at Oakwood cemetery.

JOHN HENNESSY - Funeral of Popular Dixon Man to be Held Monday Morning - John Hennessy, who has been a resident of Dixon since 1870 and a man whose circle of friends is very large, passed away at his home, 520 E. Chamberlain street, North Dixon, at 6:30 o'clock last evening. Mr. Hennessy had been very ill for some months and his death comes as a release from a long period of suffering. The funeral will be held from St. Patrick's Catholic church Monday at 9 a. m., with Rev. Foley officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Hennessy, who was born in Ireland, came to America when 15 years of age. He was born April 27, 1855. He came to Dixon to live and spent the balance of his life here. On Oct. 15, 1885, Mr. Hennessy was married to Miss Ellen Dougherty of May township and she preceded him in death 22 years ago. Three children survive the deceased. They are Anna, Springfield; Katherine of Dixon and Charles P. of Atlanta, Ga. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Carney of LaSalle and Miss Bridget Hennessy of Dixon, also survive. For 25 years Mr. Hennessy was a valued employee of the Anglo-Swiss and later the Borden Condensed Milk companies of Dixon. His honorable character and attractive personality made him loved and admired by all who knew him and the news of his death will bring sorrow to many hearts.

BARBARA (KANZLER) HERMES , passed away Sept. 6, 1916 at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Michael (Lizzie) O'Neil 1836 W. First St. Dixon, IL. after an illness of about four years. Her death, however, was a shock to her friends, the condition of Mrs. Hermes not being noticeably worse until Sat. forenoon; when she suddenly declined. The deceased was the wife of Peter Hermes. She was born in Speucher, Preise, Germany, April 4, 1845 and came to this country in 1864. Her maiden name was Barbara Kanzler. She was married to John Peter Hermes in 1866 in Chicago, IL. and lived in Dixon over 50 years and was well known and highly respected by a large circle of friends. Eight children were born to their union. Besides the husband, Peter, the deceased is survived by eight children, Mrs. Michael (Lizzie) O'Neil of Dixon, Mrs. Harry E. (Kathryn) Williams of Morrison, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Graff of Sterling, Mrs. Allan (Clara) Darnell of Rock Falls, Mrs. Peter (Anna) Lauff of Rock Falls, Mrs. Willis (Etta) Fry of Dixon, Mrs. Jess (Maggie) Huggins of Dixon, and son Joseph (Margaret) Hermes of Firesteel, South Dakota, and twenty one greatgrandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at 9:30 from the house and from 10 o'clock from the Catholic Church , Father Foley officiating. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, IL.
Contributed by Judy Hook

JOHN PETER HERMES , 83, passed away Oct. 30, 1922 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Lizzie (Elizabeth), (Michael) O'Neil, 610 W. 3rd. St. Sterling, IL. after an illness of 3 weeks with complications of diseases. Mr. Hermes was born at Masterhaussen, Germany Sept. 26, 1839 and came to this country Apr.28, 1861. He married Barbara Kanzler in 1866 in Chicago, IL. They moved to Dixon, IL. , having been a resident for more than 50 years. His wife preceded him in death about six years ago. For the last two years he lived in Sterling where he made his home with his daughter Lizzie O'Neil. For a number of years he conducted a bakery in Dixon and Sterling but for the last 15 years had lived a retired life. He leaves to mourn his loss, one brother, George of Dixon and eight children, Mrs. Michael (Lizzie) O'Neil of Sterling, Mrs. Harry E. (Kathryn) Williams of Morrison, Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Graff of Sterling, Mrs. Allan (Clara) Darnell of Rock Falls, Mrs. Peter (Anna) Lauff of Rock Falls, Mrs. Willis (Etta) Fry of Dixon, Mrs. Jess (Maggie) Huggins, and son Joseph (Margaret) Hermes of Firesteel, South Dakota. He was a kind and loving father and a great lover of children. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart Church by Rev. Father Schulte and the remains were taken to Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon, Il.
Contributed by Judy Hook

ORLANDO F. HERRICK - Killed While on his way to Dixon
This forenoon Mrs. H. T. Noble, received from Princeville, this state, the sad intelligence of the death of Orlando F. Herrick, in the following brief dispatch: "O. F. Herrick killed by cars this morning."
Before she could break the sad news to Aunt Sally Herrick, Orlando's mother, she received a telegram from Eugene Dimick at Hartington, Neb., saying, "Wire us at Princeville what arrangements grandma wishes to have made as to the funeral." In reply to our request for particulars in regard to the fatal accident, we received this afternoon the following special from M. P. Palmer, manager: (Dixon Evening Telegraph, Dixon, Lee Co., IL. Fri., Apr 16, 1897, pg. 1)
Special to the Telegraph:
Princeville, April 16.-- He was coming to the depot to take the train for Dixon to visit his mother. While trying to cross the tracks ahead of an engine he was instantly killed. His daughter and her husband from Hartington, Neb., will reach here tomorrow morning." Thus instantly in the anticipated joy of a visit from her firstborn and only surviving child turned into the more sorrowful bereavement to the aged mother, whose only other child, her daughter, was one of the victims of the bridge catastrophe of May 4, 1873. It is with much personal sadness that we are called upon to record the death of Orlando Herrick, for we knew him well in youth and in manhood, and a more kind-hearted and pleasant soul never animated the body of boy or man. He was a Dixon boy from almost his earliest life, coming here in 1840 with his parents when but a little child, and here were spent the days of his youth and early manhood; and the few old settlers left will mourn his loss with that deep sorrow which can come only from the loss of one much beloved. As before stated, he was the father of Mrs. Eugene Dimick of Hartington, Neb., and the son of Mrs. Sally Herrick of this city, whose depth of grief in this her enfeebled age can be but little assuaged by the heartfelt sympathy she will receive from these people.
Dixon Evening Telegraph, Dixon, Lee Co., IL., Sat. April 17, 1897, pg 5.
Orlando F. Herrick's Funeral: The funeral of Orlando F. Herrick will take place at Princeville at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Mrs. Eugene Dimick and son Fred arrived in Dixon this morning and will go to Princeville tonight. Mr. Dimick is there.
Dixon Evening Telegraph, Dixon, Lee Co., IL., Tues., Apr. 20, 1897, pg 1.
Particulars of Orlando F. Herrick's Death
From the Peoria Journal we copy the following further particulars of the sad death of our former fellow citizen: "Orlando F. Herrick, a well known resident of Princeville and Peoria county, was killed here this morning at 8 o'clock by a Rock Island freight train. Mr. Herrick had gone to the depot, to take a train for Dixon, IL., to pay a visit to his aged mother, who resides there. While waiting he had crossed the track and entered a business house near the depot, and was engaged in conversation with a friend when his train whistle. He started back across the railroad, but either misjudging the distance or speed of the train, failed to get over. He was struck by the steam chest of the locomotive and almost instantly killed. Mr. Herrick a few years ago was one of the prominent men of this section. He was a Republican, and had been identified with many of the memorable campaigns of the last half-century. At one time he was chairman of the Peoria County Republican Committee, and about that time received the Republican nomination for county treasurer. Of late years, however, he had taken very little active part in political matters, devoting most of his attention to his business here. He was a harness maker by trade, and had built up a lucrative business. He was a Mason and this fraternity will have charge of the funeral services, the time for which has not been set. His mother and a daughter living in Nebraska are his only relatives so far as is known."
Contributed by Elsie Harmon

A dispatch was received this morning by Mrs. Sallie Herrick from her son. Orlando F. Herrick, of Princeville, this State, announcing the death of his wife, who died at three o'clock this morning of pneumonia. The remains will be taken to Watseka, Mrs. Herrick's former home for burial. O. F. Herrick was a Dixon boy, born in this city, and in this his sad bereavement he has the sympathy of many friends here.
Contributed by Elsie Harman - Dixon Evening Telegraph, Dixon, Lee Co., IL. Fri., Dec. 18, 1891, pg. 1

CAROLINE "CARRIE" DAVIS (MILLER) HEWITT - Died--In Franklin Grove, Ill., Nov. 19, 1863, of Pulmonary Consumption, Mrs. Carrie D., wife of Dr. (George) G. W. Hewitt, and daughter of Mr. Henry Miller, Esq., of Greencastle, Franklin Co., Pa. Mrs. H. was born in Franklin county, Pa., Oct. 7th, 1837. She came to Illinois with her husband in the fall of 1856. She had for some years indulged a hope in the Savior, but had not yet united with the church until Sept. 20th, 1863, at our last communion, when she and her husband made a public profession of their faith in Christ, and united with the Presbyterian Church of Franklin Grove. Mrs. H. was cheer- ful and resigned to the will of God, in her last sickness which was protracted through several months, and finally died in the full assurance of faith in Christ. A short time before she died, her Pastor spoke to her of the Savior, when she exclaimed with much fee'ing. "Precious, precious Savior," and soon after fell asleep in the arms of that precious Savior. "Let me die the death of the rightous and let my last end be like his."--Num. 23:10. W. L. Lyons, Pastor
Contributed by David Myersthe from The "Pilot", Greencastle, Pa., dated Dec. 8, 1863

JOHN HEWITT , 83, of Franklin Grove, died yesterday at Katherine Shaw Bethea hospital in Dixon. Mr. Hewitt, whose home was in the village, has been residing with his son, John, Jr., at Teal's Corners, north of Franklin Grove. Funeral services will be held at the home in Franklin Grove at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the local cemetery. Survivors are two sons, John, Jr. of Teals Corners and Sam of Brookings, S. D.; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Brierton, Dixon, and Mrs. Agnes Sullivan, Chicago.
Source: Roger and Sue Cramer - Wednesday, January 13, 1937 - Register Republic (Rockford, IL)

PAULINE (KELLEY) HILLIKER , 89 of Franklin Grove died Sunday May 11, 2008 in KSB Hospital Dixon. She was born May 19, 1918 in Franklin Grove the daughter of Fred and Bess (Hausen) Kelley. She had been a nurse at the Amboy Public Hospital and at KSB Hospital in Dixon prior to her retirement in 1991. She graduated from the KSB Hospital School of Nursing in 1939. She was a member of the Sinnissippi Mental Health Board, the Lee County Home Extension and had been a 4H leader and board member. She married Edward D Hilliker June 17, 1940 in Dixon. He preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1972. She was also preceded in death by a grand daughter. She is survived by a daughter Louise Huffman of Sterling, 3 sons Michael (Jeanette) Hilliker of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., Pat (Barb) Hilliker and Joe (Marlene) Hilliker both of Franklin Grove, 14 grandchildren, Dawn Huffman, Greg Huffman, Brad (Kristy) Huffman, Kellie (Mike) Casey, Todd (Amy) Hilliker, Ed (Laura) Hilliker, Stacy (Steve) Noble, Amy (Justin) Ebert, Emily Hilliker, Matthew (Kelly) Hilliker, Eugene (Michelle) Hilliker, Daniel (Kristie) Hilliker, Donald (Amy) Hilliker, and Wade Hilliker. She is also survived by 24 great grandchildren and a brother Fred Kelley of Franklin Grove. Funeral services will be on Wednesday May 14, 2008 at 10:00 AM in the Jones Funeral Home with the Deacon Terry Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday May 13, 2008 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the funeral home. Memorials have been established to the Franklin Grove Fire Dept. and to Lee County 4H.

LEROY W. HINRICHS , 92 of Mt. Morris, Illinois formerly of Woosung and Dixon died Monday Jan.4, 1999 at the Contnental Manor Nursing Home of Polo. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 P.M. Thursday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Dixon. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon. Mr. Hinrichs was born Aug. 14, 1906 in Coleta, the son of Henry and Anna Bartz Hinrichs. He married Margaret Peters on Feb 26, 1930 in Sterling. She died June 1, 1991. He farmed all of his life. He was a member of the Farm Bureau. Survivors include a son Wayne(Norma) Hinrichs of Dixon: a daughter Lorraine(Merle) Wiltfang of Oregon, a sister Anna Immel of Polo: two half -brothers, Walt Hinrichs of Rock Falls, and Paul Hinrichs of Sterling; three half sisters, Betty ( Earl ) Johnson, Lucille(Merle)Wolfey, and Nancy ( Ralph) Riesselman all of Sterling. five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, brother, a half brother and a half sister.
Contributed by Lorraine Wiltfang - Dixon Telegraph 1/6/1999

MARGARET (PETERS) HINRICHS , 83, 709 Griswold, Woosung died Saturday June 1, 1991 in her home. She was born Feb.20, 1908 in Sterling to John and Elsie( Hendricks) Peters. She married LeRoy W. Hinrichs on Feb 26, 1930 in Sterling. She was a member of the Woosung Womens Club and the Ogle County Home Extension. She was preceded in death by one brother. Surviors include her husband of Woosung; daughter, Lorraine Heckman of Mount Morris; son, Wayne (Norma) Hinrichs of Dixon; five grand-daughters and seven great grandchildren Funeral is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Schroeder, pastor of Trinty Lutheran Church of Mount Morris officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Visitation is 4 - 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.
Contributed by Lorraine Wiltgang - Dixon Telegraph Date: 6/1991

DAVID L.A. HOGLUND , was born Nov. 28, 1940, in Rockford, the son of Eric and Ragna Waarvik Hoglund. He married Marilyn Wolfe on June 5, 1964, in Dixon. David was a member of the Eastview Christian Church, Bloomington. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Gridley; two sons, Curt Hoglund of Bloomington, and Todd (Lindsey) Hoglund, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three daughters, Pam (Dick) Taylor of Bloomington, and Denise Hoglund and Diana Hoglund, both of Whitewater, Wis.; three brothers, Gene (Lois) Hoglund of Rockford, Nels (Betty) Hoglund, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., and Allen (Cathy) Hoglund of Rockford; two sisters, Sharon (Powell) Foster of Bristol, Tenn., and Jan (Dave) Frazer of Land O' Lakes, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Zachariah, Mariah, Josiah Taylor, and Dylan McCool. David was preceded in death by his parents. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. Jim Youngquist officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

HERBERT LEE HOLT , 55, 605 Division St., Dixon, died Friday night in KSB Hospital after a short illness.He was born the son of John and Sarah Balser Holt on Aug. 27, 1907 in Milford. He married Maude Pearl Longfellow on 21 Jan 1928. He married Erma Williams on Sept. 22, 1946 in Hammond.He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Dixon, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem and a member of Friendship Lodge AF&AM, Dixon.Survivors include his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Norma) Glass, Michigan City, Ind., Mrs. Wayne (Patricia) Gossett, Kankakee, Mrs. Ronald (Janice) Thomas, Miami, Fla; his father, John Holt; a son, Ronald Holt, Miami, Fla; one step-son, Lawrence Alderson, Middletown, Conn.; four sisters, Mrs. Hubert (Dorothy) Gossett, Hoopeston, Mrs. Bessie Redman, Watseka, Mrs. Anna Sides, Calumet City, Mrs. Robert (Evelyn) Inman, Hoopeston, Mary Holt, Milford; three brothers, George, Watseka, Herschel, Tucson, Arizona, Russell, Wellington, and 12 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a sister and his mother. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. William Oaks of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Masonic Services will be conducted at S p.m. Sunday in Chapel Hill Funeral Home by members of Friendship Lodge No.7.

SUSAN HOPPER , 39, of 1113 5th Ave., Rock Falls, died July 16, 1994 at her parent's home near Nachusa. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Franklin Grove, with the Rev. Robert Bedell, pastor, and the Rev. Lee Luebke, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Stockton. Burial will be at Emmert Cemetery, Nachua. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the family 6-8 p.m. A memorial has been established. Miss Hopper was born Jan. 14, 1955 in Huron, S.D., the daughter of Donald and Betty (Goeman) Hopper. She was the secretary for Blackhawk Firefighters Association. She also worked for Whiteside County Housing Authority, Self Help Enterprises, Union Carbide Company, and Midwest Home Health Associaton. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Franklin Grove. She was Miss Wheelchair of Illinois from 1980-81. Survivors include her parents of Franklin Grove; one sister, Mrs. Bruce (Deborah) Bubrick of LaGrange, Ky.; one brother, Donald (Bonnie) Hopper of Amboy; three nieces; one nephew; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Anthony Goeman; and her maternal grandparents, Ivan and Margaret Hopper.

BEATRICE L. (HILBERT) HORA , 74, Shabbona, died Monday at the Shabbona Nursing Home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the St. Jame's Catholic Church, Lee. Beatirce Hora was born on Aug. 31, 1908 in Scioto County, Ohio, the daughter of George and Mary Cattee Hilbert. Survivors from the local area include, Lucille Engelbrecht, Franklin Grove; Amelia Gentry, Dison; Vivien Jostons, Rock Falls; and Mary Latta, Rock Falls.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls Illinois JUly 18, 1983 - Monday, pg A4

DOROTHY (SHAW) HUGGINS , 84, of Dixon, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 1996, at KSB Hospital. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, with Rev. John Voss, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon. A memorial has been established. Mrs. Huggins was born June 19, 1912 in Monroe, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Katherine Shaw. She married Frank Huggins. He died in 1977. Survivors include one daughter, Sharon (Orville "Joe") Webb of Dixon; five grandchildren, Roxanne (Daniel) Mahan, Lynette (Daniel) Kirk, Cynthia (Derek) Griffith, Scott Webb, and David (Cecille) Webb; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother Norman (Lucille) Shaw of Orland, Calif. She was preceded in death by one daughter Sheryl Fane, four sisters; and two brothers.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 8, 1996 - Friday, pg. A2

RONALD HUGGINS , 76, of Dixon died Thursday. June 12, 2003, at KSB Hospital. He was employed by NI Gas for 42 years as'a construction foreman until retiring. Mr. Huggins was born May 3, 1927, in Dixon, the son of Ray and Avis (Derr) Huggins. He served in the Navy during World War II. He married Alice Heath on Jan. 1, 1946, in Portland, Maine. She died Sept. 25, 1993. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 540, American Legion Post 12 and Moose Lodge 727, all in Dixon. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra (John) Warr of Fort White, Fla., and Sharon Huggins of Los Angeles; two sons, Terry Huggins and Michael Huggins, both of Dixon; a brother, Joe (Julia) Huggins of Torrance, Calif.; a sister, Judy (Ronnie) Wagner of Compton; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bobby, Junior and Gary Huggins; and a sister, Donalee Harms. The funeral is at 10:30 am. Thursday at Jones Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. Berty Hakeem, pastor of First United Methodist Church. Dixon, officiating. Burial, with military graveside services conducted by combined Dixon veterans groups, is at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Daily Gazette 16 Jun 2003

MERRILL HUGHES , 79, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at his home. He was born May 5, 1931, in Ironton, Ohio, the son of William and Golda (Steed) Hughes. He married Patricia Thomas on June 1, 1952, in Decatur. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Hughes, two daughters, Pamela (Nate Terry) Hughes and Christie Hess, and one son, Rodney (Rose) Hughes, all of Dixon; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Vicky Hughes; four brothers, Joe, Harold, Edward, and Jack Hughes; and one sister, Helen Valentine. Memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Dixon, with the Rev. David Spaulding, pastor, officiating. Private burial of cremations will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon. Memorials have been established to KSB Hospice and First Presbyterian Church, Dixon.
Source: Pat Easterday - The Dixon Telegraph Dixon, Lee Co., IL. Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 Page A4 - Col. 1-2

VICKY LYNN HUGHES , 20, 816 N. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, died early Wednesday as the result of a car-truck accident. Services will be at Preston Funeral Home, Dixon. The Rev. E. Allen Campbell, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call afternoon Thursday and the family will be present from 7 to 9 p.m. Vicky Hughes was born March 29, 1955 at Lincoln, the daughter of Merrill and Patricia Thomas Hughes. Heer father is the assistant superintendant of Dixon Public Schools. Miss Hughes was a secretary for Anchor Coupling Co. Inc. She graduated from Dixon HS in 1973 and was a member of the First Presbyterian. Survivors include her parents; one brother, Rodney at home; two sisters, Pamela of Sterling and Christie at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Ford of Paxton; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Goldia Hughes of Ironton, Ohio.
Daily Gazette March 10, 1976

MAXINE (KELLEY) HULLAH , 84, lifetime resident of Franklin Grove died Sunday, June 29, 2008, in her home, after a brief illness. She worked as a clerk for the Franklin Grove Post Office for 26 years, prior to her retirement in 1986. Born Oct. 6, 1923, in Franklin Grove, the daughter of Harold and Ruth (Miller) Kelley. She married Ivan Hullah on Aug. 13, 1944, in Franklin Grove. Maxine was a lifetime member of United Methodist Church in Franklin Grove, Harvest Festival Committee and United Methodist Women. She was an Avon representative for many years and she liked making raspberry pies, enjoyed gardening, taking care of her flowers and spending time with family and friends. Survivors include husband, Ivan Hullah of Franklin Grove; seven nieces; five nephews; and several great- nieces and -nephews. Predeceased by parents; brother, Jack H. Kelley; sister, Josephine Scharpf; and niece, Carla Bayles. Service at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in United Methodist Church, Franklin Grove, with the Rev. Karl Sokol, pastor, officiating. Burial in Franklin Grove Cemetery, Franklin Grove. Visitation from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, in Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with family present from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. also from 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, to time of service in the church. Memorial has been established to the United Methodist Church, Franklin Grove.

GLENN LARUE HUNSBERGER , 69, of 1306 6th Ave., Rock Falls, died early Wednesday morning (30 July 1975) in Dixon Public Hospital. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. David L. Beebe, the pastor of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. Friends may call at the Wheelock Allen Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday. Masonic services will be conducted at 6:45 p.m. Thursday by the Rock Falls Masonic Lodge 936 AF & AM. A memorial in his memory has been established. Glenn Hunsberger was born on Dec. 12, 1905 in Rock Falls, the son of Alvin and Martha Cohenour Hunsberger. He was baptized in the First Christian Church of Rock Falls and was a member of the Rock Falls Masonic Lodge 936 AF and AM. He was united in marriage to the former Catherine McCardle on Oct. 6, 1926 in Rock Falls, by the Rev. Harry E. Shiffer, pastor emeritus of the church. He had worked at the National Mfg. Co. for 19-1/2 years and the Russell, Burdsall and Ward Co. for nine years until his retirement nine years ago. Glenn Hunsberger is survived by his widow Catherine; two daughters, Beverly Jean Keul of Fremont, Calif., and Mrs. Richard (Joyce) Hains of Rock Falls; one son, Glenn of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Leola Boehm of Rock Falls, Mrs. Roger (Grace) Marshall of Davenport, Iowa, Mrs. Robert (Doris) Grim of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. Ray (June) Priest of Rock Falls; seven brothers, Harold, Frank and Cliff, all of Sterling, and Bertram, George, Robert and Leo, all of Rock Falls. He was preceded by his parents and one brother, Adrian.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette July 30, 1975 - Wednesday, pg 2

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