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CECIL IRENE (PORTNER) JACOBS , 88, of Oregon died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at her home. Mrs. Jacobs was born Oct. 28, 1913, in Oregon, the daughter of Hezekiah and Annabelle (Sprankle) Portner. She married Emil Jacobs on Aug. 21, 1928, in Morrison. He died Nov. 3, 1998. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dixon. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth (Roy) Huffstutler of Dixon and Elverta Ford of Oregon; three sisters, Mabel Brackenmyer of Sterling, Iva Degroff of Rock Falls and Gladys (Adam) Smith of Deer Grove; a brother, Clarence Portner of Rock Falls; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. Burial is at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon, Illinois

DUANE H. JACOBS , 57, of 163 Atkinson Road, Walnut, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at his home. He farmed in the Walnut area. Mr. Jacobs was born Aug. 28, 1945, in Dixon, the son of Henry B. and Elsie P. (Schaefer) Jacobs. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Ohio, and a recent member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Walnut, where he served on the church council and a five-year member of Walnut Grade School Board. Survivors include two daughters, Teresa (Michael) Ransom of Lena and Tania Jacobs of Walnut, his mother, Elsie Norden of Walnut; three sisters, Anita (Tom) Edmundson of Hendersonville, N.C., Arlene Waterhouse of North Carolina and Leona Rosene of Princeton; a brother, Mark (Barbara) Jacobs of East Flat Rock, N.C.; special friend, Ruth Ann Wangelin of Walnut; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Burial is at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Dixon, Illinois.

ELEANOR M. (STEWART) JACOBS , 84, of Amboy, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at KSB Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Jacobs was born July 7, 1923, in Lee County , the daughter of Robert and Elsie Stewart. She married John Jacobs Jr. on Jan. 20, 1950. Survivors include her husband; two sons, David (Barbara) of rural Chadwick and Dennis (Kathy) of Byron; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, William. Memorial service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at East Grove Union Church, Amboy, with Frank Brozenec, pastor, officiating. Burial is private. Memorial visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements were completed by Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Dixon . A memorial has been established.
The Dixon Telegraph, Monday, Aug. 20, 2007, Page A2 – Col. 1-2

GLADYS L. (GLENN) JACOBS , 42, 331 E. Main, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1985 in Mendota Community Hospital after a short illness. She and her husband owned and operated Jake’s Place and she was also a dealer for Home Interiors. She was born June 4, 1943 in Amboy to Ralph and Charlotte (Long) Glenn. She was married to Arthur L. Jacobs Nov. 8, 1968 in Dixon. Survivors include daughters, Terry and Mrs. Mark (Sandy) Smith, both of Dixon; Mrs. Steven (Cheryl) Bowlby of Kodiak, Alaska, Mrs. David (Rhonda) Bedard of Fayettville, N.C. and Melody at home; sons, Arthur L., Jr., Steven and Christopher Jacobs, all of Amboy and Curt Schaefer of Dixon; parents of Amboy; brothers, Donald, David and John, all of Amboy, Roger of Mendota and Bob of Batemen, Wis.; sisters, Mrs. Larry (Charlene) Johnson of Tony, Wis., Mrs. Sylvia Williams of Dixon, Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Haenitsch of Jerseyville and Mrs. Rick (Linda) Wittenauer of Amboy; eight grandchildren. Burial Prairie Repose Cemetery

ROBERT JACOBS , 20, was killed about 6 p.m. Tuesday (Oct 26, 1965) when a 22 caliber rifle he was examining accidentally discharged. The bullet lodged in his chest. He had gone to the Charles Vaupel home and went to the basement with their son Richard ot look over the rifle which had not been working. Richard said that Bob was holding the rifle when it accidentally discharged. An inquest was held at the Cluts Funeral Home Wednesday, conducted by Deputy Coroner Robert Torman of Paw Paw, and a verdict of accidental death returned. Robert James Jacobs was born Dec. 1, 1944 the son of Wm. H. & Amanda K. Ventler Jacobs. He was confirmed in St. John's Lutheran Church in May 1958 and graduated from Ashton High in 1962. He attended Wartburg College at Waverly IA for 2 1/2 years and was a member of the concert band there. He was presently a senior at Northern IL University, DeKalb. Surviving are his mother; a brother, William E. of Belvidere and a sister Carol, Mrs Maurice Ortgiesen of Dixon. His father preced him May 30, 1962. Services will be Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church with Rev. Orville Kalkwarf of Pontiac, former pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Ashton Cemetery.

ROBERT HENRY JACOBS , Amboy HS Grad, Killed in Korea....Photo of PVT. Robert H. Jacobs.....Mr. and Mrs. Henry W. Jacobs, Route 4, received word today of the death of their 22 year old son, Pvt Robert, on a battlefield in Korea. Robert enlisted in the U. S. Army in October 1948 and was home on furlough from Okinawa in April 1950. He was with the Second Division. Robert graduated from Amboy high school in 1946. His parents heard from him on Aug. 31. He stated in his letter at that time that he was behind the lines for a few days after spending 11 days up at the front. The Jacobs have one other son, Richard, a senior at Amboy high school. Mr. Jacobs is employed by the Reynolds Wire Co. and Mrs. Jacobs by Hall's Store in Dixon. They own their farm on Route 4. Tombstone reads "Our son PFC Robert H. Jacobs Aug 29, 1928 - Sept. 14, 1950 Died in action in Korea
Dixon Telegraph 22 Sep. 1950

RUTH (McBRIDE) JAKOWSKY , Chicago, died at her home Saturday (31 March 1951) after a long illness.

Mrs. Jakowsky was born in 1923 in Capron IL the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McBride.

Survivors include her husband Raymond, her parents, three stepdaughters, Mrs. Charles Davis, Mrs. Alfred Dhiede, and Miss Bonnie Jakowsky, Chicago. Two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Anderson, Chicago and Mrs. George Freeman, Rockford. Four brothers, Reuben McBride, Amboy; George and Melvin McBride, Lee Center and Raymond McBride, San Diego Calif.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chapel Hill funeral home Dixon, the Rev. C.R. Knittle of the Lee Center Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call Tuesday at the Chapel Hill funeral home.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 2 April 1951

JOHN W. JANGGEN , 76, of Dixon and formerly of Oak Park, Ill., died Monday at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna, Ill. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna with the Rev. Kendrick Matthews, pastor of Hanover United Methodist Church in Hanover, Ill., officiating. A flag presentation ceremony will be conducted by the Savanna VFW Post. Burial will be in the Oakridge Glen Oak Cemetery in Hillsdale, Ill. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born Aug. 9, 1927, in Oak Park, Ill., to Walter R. and Elizabeth Roerig Janggen. He married Elaine Reis on Dec. 23, 1950, at Trinity Church in Chicago. She died in 1994. He was a United States Navy veteran serving in World War II on the battleship New Jersey in the Pacific Theater and in the Korean War aboard the USS Ajax. He worked as an inventory clerk for an industrial liquidation company.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Martha (Robert) Stretton Jr. of Savanna and Mrs. Anne (William) Stretton of Savanna; three nephews; and one niece. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Clinton Herald November 19, 2003

MRS. CARL J. JANSSEN , Funeral rites for Mrs. Carl J. Janssen were conducted Friday afternoon with a prayer service at 1:30 in the Trouth Funeral Home and the main service at two o'clock in the Messiah Evangelical Lutheran church. the Rev. Eldor Mueller based his message of comfort on the text he employed with the departed Sunday night in preparing her for her death as a guest at the Lord's Table. The message of Psalm 4, 8, the evening prayer of David, read: "I will both lay me down in peace and sleep; for Thou, Lord, only makest me to dwell in safety" The pastor emphasized that this spiritual safety and comforting peace is available to all who truly believe that Christ Jesus died to save us from our sins. Several appropriate hymns were sung by Mrs. Harry Robinson, with Clarence Pratt accompanying her at the organ. The first of these hymns was "Nearer My God to Thee," the other was the confirmation hymn: "Let Me Be Thine Forever." Interment was made in the Oakwood cemetery in Dixon. Six nephews served as pallbearers: Lawrence, Wayne, Clarence, Lloyd, Robert and Dale Janssen. The floral tributes were cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Remrey, Mr. and Mrs. Max Wallis, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Crone, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Drew, Mrs. John Wenk and Mrs. Amelia Luptak.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor Sterling Gazette April 7, 1951 - Satuarday, pg 2

FREDRICKA (MINNEN) JANSSEN , was born June 17, 1866 in Germany. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mince Minnen. On Feb. 13, 1889 she married Wm. F. Janssen in Sterling IL. When a young child she was baptized into the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Dixon and remained faithful througout her life. Services were held at the late residence on Monday May 8, 1950 the Rev. C.L. Wagner officiating, internment at Nelson Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband and the following children, Minnie Rosengren, Henry and Mince Janssen, Catherine Morgan, Frances Janssen and an infant daughter.

Surviving are Mrs. Harry (Anna) Fritts of South Dixon, Fred and William Janssen of Nelson, Mrs. Raymond (Margaret) Ortgiesen of South Dixon and Frank Janssen of Dixon.

During their married life, Mr. and Mrs. Janssen resided on a farm near Dixon until 1920 when they moved to Nelson where they have since resided. Thirty-six Grandchildren and thirty-three great grandchildren survive, one grandson Johnny Siefkin is now with the army of occupation in Germany.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 20 May 1950

LEROY E. JANSSEN , 89, of Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home, formerly of Nelson, died Sunday, April 10, 2005 at the nursing home. He was employed by the former Chicago & Northwestern Railroad as a switchman, retiring after 33 years. Mr. Janssen was born March 1, 1916 in Nelson, the son of Henry & Grace (Abbott) Janssen. He served in the Army during WWII. He married Verna M. Schreiner on Feb. 27, 1954 in Springfield.

Survivors include his wife; four sons, WIlliam, Douglas, Bruce and David; a daughter Karen Freres; a brother Clifford; 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and a great great grandchild. He wsa preceded by a sister and three brothers. Burial at Nelson Cemetery.

MINCE S. JANSSEN , passed away quite suddenly at his home in Nelson last evening about 6 o'clock. He was employed as stationary foreman at the C & N W roundhouse at Nelson. He was born in Sterling Sep. 20, 1899 and is survived by his wife Cecile, one daughter Geraldine Eddy of Dixon, his mother Mrs. Fredricka Janssen of Nelson, three brothers Fred and William of Nelson, and Frank of Dixon; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Fritts of Dixon and Mrs. Raymond Ortgiesen of South Dixon and two children. The remains were taken from the Melvin Funeral home to his late residence in Nelson. Services were conducted in the home Monday with the Rev. C.L. Wagner officating. Burial in Nelson Cemetery.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 15 May 1948

WALLACE H. JANSSEN , 59, Nelson, died suddenly Sunday morning at Community General Hospital, Sterling. Funeral services will be Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls with Rev. Carl J. Zager, pastor of the Rock Falls United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Nelson Cemetery, Nelson. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Born on Sept. 3, 1923, in Nelson, the son of Henry and Grace Abbott Janssen. He served in the United States Air Force during WWII. On June 24, 1949 he was united in marriage to the former Elnora E. Deak in Dixon and was employed at RB&W, Rock Falls for the past 36 years. He was a member of the Rock Falls VFW. Survivors include his wife, Elnora; one daughter, Mrs. Leo J. (Paula) Foley, Jr., Harmon; three grandchildren; four brothers, Clifford of Sterling, LeRoy and Henry of Nelson, and Wayne, Dixon. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brothers in infancy and one sister.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 15, 1982- Monday, page A4

ALICE (LIGON) JEANBLANC , 76, of this community (Lee Center), passed away suddenly Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Funeral services will be held at the Mihm funeral home in Amboy at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon and at 2 o'clock at the Congregational church in Lee Center with burial in Woodside cemetery near Lee Center.

Surviving are her husband, Abel F., three sons, Charles W. of Polo, Leslie R. of St. Louis Mo., and Ferdinand of Lee Center; two daughters, Mrs. Lewis Felk of Sioux City Ia., and Mrs. Edith Miller of Chicago; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild and one brother, John Ligon of Anna Il.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 25 November 1946

HELEN (LONG)JEANBLANC , wife of Ben C. Jenablanc, Rt. 1 Harmon, died at the home one and one half miles east of Harmon at about 3:30 a.m. Monday (July 4, 1949) following a long illness. She was born Sep. 9, 1900 near Harmon.

Survivors are her husband, one sister Mrs. Kathryn Henkel and one brother Thomas W. Long of Harmon. Services will be held Wednesday July 6 at 8:30 a.m. from the home and at 9 a.m. from St. Flannens church at Harmon with Fr. David Murphy officiating, burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 5 July 1949

2nd obit: Helen Jeanblanc daughter of Richard M. Long and Ella McCormick Long was born Sep. 9, 1900 in Harmon and died at her home in Harmon July 4, 1949. She received her early education in the Harmon public schools and was graduated from St. Marys High School Sterling IL.

After completing the prescribed course at DeKalb Teachers College she took up the teaching profession, and was one of Lee County's successful teachers for 26 1/2 years. On Oct. 7, 1936 she married Ben C. Jeanblanc of West Brooklyn. They resided on a farm east of Harmon where she died following a lingering illness. She was a devout member of St. Flannens church Harmon and was a member of St. Anne's society.

Casket bearers were cousins, John McCormick of Sterling; Cecil McCormick, Edward McCormick, Leroy Morrisey of Harmon; Cleggett Huyett of Dixon and James Long of Rockford.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 12 July 1949

DONALD W. JEANGUENAT , 74, of Dixon died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at KSB Hospital after a short illness. He owned and operated the Gulf Service Station on Galena Avenue, Dixon, for many years.

Mr. Jeanguenat was born July 31, 1928, in Dixon, the son of Joseph and Louise (Harper) Jeanguneat.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan (David) Anderson and Janet (Philip) McClellan, both of Naples, Fla.; special friend, Karen McKamey; eight grandchildre; and one great-grandson.

Graveside service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon, with the Rev. Jack Smith officiating. There is no visitation. Arrangements were completed by Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Dixon. A memorial has been established.

Gazette May 16, 2003

ALBERT WILHELM JOHNSON , son of the late Andrew M. and Emma Johnson, was born near Thomas, Ill., on Oct. 23, 1884 and died Wednesday morning June 12, 1957 at his home at 312 North Park Ave., in Sterling. He spent most of his life in the vicinity of his birth, attended public and parochial schools and was active in community affairs. He was reared in the Lutheran faith and became a member of the Swedish Lutheran Church in Fairfield at an early age. On Feb 18, 1925, he married Miss Jane Peterson of St. Paul, Minn. He was engaged in farming in Bureau County until 1939 when he moved to a farm in Lee County where he resided until he retired and moved to Dixon. In 1945, he moved to Sterling where he made his home until his demise. He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Ida E. Monson, Walnut; and Miss Regina V. Johnson, Rock Island, nieces, nephews and hosts of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Julia, and a brother Reuben. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. June 15 at the Chapel Hill Funeral Home at Dixon with Dr. Alfred L. Grewe, Sterlilng, officiating. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Dixon.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illiniois June 20, 1957 - Thursday, pg 2

ANNA L. (BLUM) SCHULTE JOHNSON , 77, 220 Ave. F. Rock Falls, died late Wednesday afternoon (10 October 1973) in Community General Hospital. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Warren C. Weeg, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Dixon. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday. A memorial in her memory has been established to the Whiteside County Cancer Fund. Mrs. Johnson was born Oct. 2, 1896 in Lyon Co., Iowa, the daughter of Johann Charles and Lesetta Becke Blum. She was united in marriage to Jobst T. Schulte on Dec. 8, 1915 at Rock Rapids, Iowa. He preceded her on Dec. 25, 1943. She later married Richard G. Johnson of Harmon and he preceded her on Feb. 22, 1958. She moved to Rock Falls and spent the rest of her life there. Mrs. Johnson was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Sterling. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Schulte of Phoenix, Arix., and Everett Schulte of Dixon; two daughters, Mrs. Francis (Minnie) Keegan and Mrs. Stanley (LaVerna) George, both of Rock Falls; one sister, Mrs. Albert (Ella) Boomgarden of Pitt, Minn.; three brothers, Christ E. Blum of George, Iowa; John Blum of Milbank, S.D.; and Henry Blum of Estelline, S.D.; one step-daughter, Mrs. Florence Gaskill of Detroit, Mich.; one step-son, Melvin Johnson of Harmon; 16 grandchildren; five great grandchildren and several step -grandchildren and step- great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by both husbands; two sisters; two brothers and three grandchildren.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 11, 1973 - Thursday, pg 2

DEFOREST JOHNSON , was born near Dixon, Lee County, IL April 13, 1850, and died in Cherokee, Iowa, April 2, 1920. He was married on Christmas eve, 1873, to Emma Bovey, who survives him. He came to Cherokee county in 1875, settling on a farm in Pitcher township and remaining there until 1889 when he moved to Cherokee. In 1909 Mr. and Mrs. Johnson moved to Alta, Iowa to be near their son Dr. C.H. Johnson. They remained here until the first of March of the present year when they moved back to Cherokee. Seven children were born to them, five of whom are living. Howard died in infancy and Della died in 1895. The children are: Mrs. Joseph Onn and Dr. C.H. Johnson of Cherokee, Mrs. H.N. Seely of Waterloo, Mrs. Jess Wildinson of Alta, and Frank P. Johnson of Fargo, North Dakota. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother: Mrs. Florence Jackson of El Paso, Texas, Mrs. Will Snyder of Tama, Iowa, and Frank F. Johnson of Valley City, North Dakota. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Christian church of Cherokee, having united with that organization many years ago. - Those present at the funeral from this place were Mr. and Mr. J.W. Wilkinson and Mrs. Roy H. Wilkinson. Funeral services were conducted from the home of Dr. Johnson, Monday afternoon, and were in charge of the Rev. A.B. Thutt, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Patricia Peters
Scotland - the Ancestors & Descendants More on the Bovey, Holly, Johnson and Wheat Families

EMMA (BOVEY) JOHNSON : The funeral of Mrs. Emma B. Johnson, who had been a resident of Cherokee county for nearly 60 years, and of Cherokee for more than 40 years, was held Tuesday afternoon from the Christian church, with the pastor, Rev. B. H. Coonranat, in charge, assisted by Rev. Frank Van Voorhis of Sheldon. Emma Bovey Johnson was born in Lee county, Illinois, June 9, 1852, and died in Cherokee, Iowa, September 3, 1932. She was married to DeForest Johnson in Dixon, Illinois, December 24, 1873, and to years later the young couple moved to a farm in Pitcher township, Cherokee county, where they resided until 1889, when they moved to Cherokee. With the exception of a few years spent in Alta, they made their home in Cherokee until Mr. Johnson's death in April, 1920. At the age of seventeen, Emma Bovey joined the Church of Christ and for more than sixty years was an ardent and active worker in the church of her girlhood. She was one of the charter members of the Church of Christ in Cherokee. She was the oldest child in a family of twelve, four of whom survive her: Mrs. Margaret Garner, Miss Mary Bovey and Charles Bovey, of Cherokee, and Mrs. Preston Searle of New York City. Five children also survive her: Mrs. Joseph Onn and Dr. Chester H. Johnson of Cherokee; mrs. H.N. Seely of Centralia, Illinois, Frank P. Johnson of Chicago, and Mrs. J. W. Wilkinson of Alta. Sixteen grandchildren and three great grand children also survive her. Howard, a son, died in infancy, and Della, a daughter, died in Cherokee at the age of sixteen.

Contributed by Patricia Peters
Scotland - the Ancestors & Descendants More on the Bovey, Holly, Johnson and Wheat Families

HAROLD A. JOHNSON , 72, of RR3, Polo, died Sunday night at home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mark's Lutheran Church with Rev. Andrew Tetzlaff, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery in Dixon. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5-8:30 p.m. in the Benson-Brown-Seidel Funeral home in Polo with the family present from 7-8:30 p.m. Mr. Johnson was born on July 14, 1913 in Polo, the son of Albert and Bertha Coffman Johnson. On Dec. 14, 1937 he married Frances Anderson in Clinton, Ia. He was a retired farmer, past president of the Polo Lions Club, a Buffalo Township Trustee for 20 years, and president of Buffalo Mutual Insurance Company. Surviving are his wife, Frances; one son, Phil of Albion, Neb.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Village of Progress in Oregon.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois Octobeer 14, 1985 - Monday, pg A4

HARRY E. JOHNSON , 64, of 7182 Rock Nation Road, Dixon, died Saturday, April 29, 1995 at KSB Hospital, Dixon, following a brief illness. Prayer services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Jones Funeral Home, Dixon, followed by a 10:30 a.m. mass of the resurrection at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Dixon, with the Rev. John Stringini, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. Visitation will be from 709 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with a scripture service at 8 p.m.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - May 1, 1995 - Monday, pg A2

HARVEY E. JOHNSON : As we were preparing THE TELEGRAPH for the press to-day we learn of the death of Harvey E. Johnson, one of the early settlers of Palmyra, a brother of the late Eben Johnson. He was found dead last eveing in a field on his farm where he had fallen from his horse that he was riding. He had rode out to look after his stock and not returning as expectedsearch was made which resulted in the finding of the body, while the horse was feeding in the field. it is supposed that he died of heart disease, as he has had trouble with that organ. He had evidently been dead some time when found. His daughter Addie had returned from church and not finding her father about the house searched for him and the body was found about nine o'clock. Harvey E. Johnson was born in Bainbridge, Chenango county, New York, February 11th, 1819. His parents were natives of Connecticut. In 1845 the subject of this editorial came west and purchased a farm in Palmyra (near Woosung) where he lived until his death. He was married December 21st, 1848, to Miss Mary J. Wheat. They were blessed with four children, De Forest J., Florence R., Franklin F. and Addie A. Johnson. We believe that all are living. Deceased was an honest man; a good neighbor and one who gained the respect of all who knew him.

(Obituary)
Died at Palmyra, Ill., Nov 15, 1887 - Mr. Harvey E. Johnson, aged sixty-eight years nine months and four days. Mr. Johnson was born in Bainbridge, Chenango county, N.Y., February 11th, 1819. His parents were natives of Connecticut. He came to Palmyra in 1845 and purchased a farm, being one of the early settlers, where he has resided until the time of his decease. On the 31st of December 1848, he was married to Miss Mary Jane Wheat. They wre blessed with six children: De Forest J., Florence N., Franklin F., August L., Freddie L. and Addie A. His wife and all the children (except Augustus and Freddie) survive him to mourn his loss. The decease was a kind and affectionate husband and father, a good citizen, and very much respected by all who knew him. Early in life Mr. Johnson united with the Baptist church and was a consistent member until his death.
Contributed by Patricia Peters
Scotland - the Ancestors & Descendants More on the Bovey, Holly, Johnson and Wheat Families

HELEN (HELFRICH) JOHNSON , 82, of Mount Morris, formerly of Dixon, died Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at Pinecrest Manor, Mount Morris. She was employed by Butternut Bread Co., for seven years and Freeman Shoe Co., for 15 years. both in Dixon, retiring in 1975. Mrs. Johnson was born Nov. 5, 1920, in Dixon, the daughter of Charles and Hattie (Fisher) Helfrich. She married Arthur Johnson on Sept. 27, 1938, in Clinton, Iowa. He died March 8, 1998. She was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dixon, and was a KSB Hospital Auxiliary volunteer. Survivors include a son, Arthur A. (Barbara) Johnson Jr. of Walnut: two daughters, Judith L. (Herman) Reubin and Janice K. (Lester James) Heaton. both of Dixon, four grand- children: and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers, William, LeRoy, Glen, Edward and Albert Helfrich: and two sisters, Dorothy Shoaf and Pearl Schultheis. The funeral is at 11 am. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dixon, with the Rev. Robert L. Hansen, pastor. officiating. Burial is at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. Visitation is from 2-8 p.m., with family present from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Monday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon. Memorials have been established to the Alzheimer's unit at Pinecrest Manor, Mount Morris, and St. Paul Lutheran Church and KSB Hospice.
Daily Gazette 01 August 2003

HENRIETTA (BURWELL) JOHNSON , 78, of Dixon died Sunday Oct. 31, 2004 at KSB Hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. Johnson was born Dec. 18, 1925 in Falls Church VA, the daughter of Joseph and Annie 9Lee) Burwell. She married Raymond r. Johnson on June 9, 1946 in Oxford NC. He died Nov.10, 1995. Survivors include a daughter, Ann Margaret LeRette of Dixon; three sons, Raymond Ross, Joel Drake and John Trealen; three sisters, Margaret Saunders, Ruth Williamson adn Jean Morgan and Anne Bernhardt; two brothes, William and Nat; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preced by a daughter Jan Alice Johnson and two brothers, Joseph and John Burwell. The funeral is a St. Paul's Lutheran Church Nachusa Wednesday, burial at Chapel Hill.

LEONA MAY (McMULLEN) JOHNSON , 104, of Galena, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 1999, at Coventry Village, Sterling. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. Joseph Johnson, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Galena. Mrs. Johnson was born Aug. 1, 1895 in Dixon, the daughter of William and Ida (Bittner) McMullen. She married Floyd E. Johnson Sr., on Oct. 14, 1915 in Dixon. He died Aug. 18, 19937. She was as member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Galena and the Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors include two sons, Floyd E. (Joyce) Johnson Jr. of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Donald E. (Dolores) Johnson of Dixon; three grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and a great grandson.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois December 30, 1999 - Thursday, pg A2

NORMAN JOHNSON , 58, chief of dental services in Dixon State School, died Friday in his home at 1005 Anne Avenue. He had been a member of the state school staff since 1947 and prior to that time maintained a private practice in Morrison for 10 years. Survivors include his widow, Helen; two sons, Norman P., Macomb, and William, Rockford; a daughter, Helen, Dixon; and two brotheers, William, Joliet; and Roy, Chicago Heights. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday in the Buckley Funeral Home.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 18, 1965 - Satruday, pg 2

WELDON EUGENE JOHNSON , son of Mr. and Mrs. Clement F. Johnson, was born in Viola township, Lee County, Illinois, August 8, 1900. He lived with his parents and sister, Nettie Johnson, at this place until he was twelve years of age; then they moved to Compton, Illinois, where they have since resided. Weldon was a graduate of the Compton High School, also of the Paw Paw High School in 1917, being the youngest of his class. He worked in Rockford in the Emerson plow factory for four weeks and five weeks in the Coleman plow factory to earn money to go to school and take a course in aviation. He was an honest, truthful, industrious young man and held in high esteem by his many friends. The funeral was held in the United Brethren Church at Compton, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Ella Niswonger. A very large congregation was present and many people were not able to get into the church. Those who attended the funeral from a distance were his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Buchanan of Floyd, Iowa; an aunt, Mrs. Nettie Browning of Muscatine, Iowa; three uncles, Mr. Melvin Johnson of Mason City, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Johnson of Rockford, Illinois; and Mr. Elmer Johnson and daughter from Canton, Illinois; and many other relatives from different parts of the state.

He leaves to mourn their loss his father, mother, sister and husband, his grandfather and grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Johnson; also his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Nelson, and many other relatives and friends. The family have the sympathy of their many friends.

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We desire to thank our friends and neighbors for the many kindnesses and words of sympathy extended to us in our great sorrow. Especially do we thank the Paw Paw High School for the beautiful flowers.
Mr. and Ms. Clement Johnson

Submitted by Marilyn Widler

CARROLL JOSEPH JONES , was born Sep. 14, 1914 in Amboy, a son of Elsie Hubbell Jones and the late Joseph A. Jones. He departed this life Jan. 10, 1945, in Luxembourg from wounds received in action in the service of his country at the age of 30 years, 3 months and 27 days. His entire life with the exception of his military service, was spent in Amboy. He was educated in the Amboy Central school and Amboy Township High School. As a boy he was member of the boy scouts troup 62. As a young man he was quite active in sports in this community. He played on the Amboy baseball team for a number of years through which he gained many friends who will mourn his passing.

He was employed at the Amboy Milk Products Company before volunteering for the Army in April 1941. He served with the infantry at Camp Forrest, Tenn., until October 1941, when he was released due to the death of his father, which occurred in June of that year. He then was employed at the Green River Ordinance Plant until August 1942 when he was called back to the colors.He received his training and served with military police in various camps in the United States and arrived overseas in July 1944. At the time of his death he was serving in the infantry in the 90th Division of General Pattons 3rd Army. He was posthoumously awarded the purple heart for meritorious service and for wound received in action resulting in his death. He was a very devoted son and brother and will be sadly missed by his family and his many relatives and friends.

He is survived by his mother, three brothers, Pvt. John A. serving with the Army Engineeers in the Pacific; Cpl. Robert B. with the Air Force in Belgium and Ronald at home; seven sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Brinkerhoff, New London Ia.; Mrs. Pearl Billings, Sublette; Mrs. Helen Appleman, Mrs. Betty Hoyle, Mrs Hazel Reinboth, all of Amboy; Mrs. Mary Thompson, Tiskilwa and Miss Addie Jones, Chicago; three uncles, E.H. Jones and Marvin Hubbell of Amboy; and Earl Hubbell of Elgin; two aunts, Mrs. Emily Logan, Rockford; and Mrs. Adie Rohrbeck, Cambria Wis.; and 11 neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 10 April 1945

CELIA A. (O'MALLEY) JONES , 83, of 204 Ottawa ave. who became the first woman in the state to be licensed as an embalmer died at 4:40 a.m. today (14 March 1953) at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Jones, prominently known throughout the Dixon area had owned and operated the Jones funeral home here since the death of her husband 49 years ago. She and her husband established the funeral home here nearly 60 years ago. Mrs. Jones, the former Celia O'Malley was a lifelong resident of Dixon, born here on Nov. 14, 1869. She was a member of the National Selected Morticians, Illinois Funeral Directors association and numerous state and local organizations. She is survived by three sons, Edward, an Attorney here and chairman of Lee county polio foundation; Gerald, Dixon City Attorney and Herbert, South Bend, business manager of the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department; two daughters, Mrs. L.J. Welch and Mrs. William Loftus both of Dixon; four sisters, Mrs. Winifred Ford, Freeport; Mrs. Catherine Higgins, Piedmont Calif; Mrs. Mary Cleary, Elgin and Miss Anna G. O'Malley, Dixon; a brother, P.J. O'Malley, Dixon; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son J. Willard and a sister, Mrs. David Redman, Kalamazoo. Services will be at the Jones funeral home at 9:00 a.m. Monday and at 9;30 at St. Patricks, the Rev. T.S. Green will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Dixon Evening telegraph 14 March 1953
Probate

ELMER HARRIS JONES , 57, of RR 3, Dixon, passed away at Dixon Public Hospital where he had been admitted a few hours earlier after suffering a heart attack. He was born March 19, 1908, in Woosung Township, the son of Albert and Susan Stuff Jones. He married Mary Wisner, Sept. 14, 1927 in Nashusa, Iowa. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren of Polo. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Donald, Woosung; Robert, Dixon; one daughter, Mrs. Woodrow (Donna) Larkey, of Sterling; one brother, Russell, Polo; one sister Mrs. Paul Sutton, Atlanta, Ga., seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Arthur Hunn and the Rev. Mason Hopkins of the New Bedford Church officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill. A memorial tothe Heart Fund has been established
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois Jan 22 1966

GEORGE P. JONES - Funeral services for the rev. George P Jones, 57, 509 West Seventh Street , Dixon , were held at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct 2, at Bethel A.M.E. Church in Champaign and burial was at Lincoln Cemetery , Urbana . Memorial services will be held in Dixon under the direction of the Presiding Elder of the Des Moines-Quincy district. Services will be held at 4 p.m. at the Lee Chapel A.M. E. Church on Sunday, Oct 8. The Rev. Jones died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, Sept. 27, in East St. Louis while attending the Illinois A. M. E, Annual Conference. The Rev. Jones was born May 29, 1910 son of the lat Mr. and Mrs. George W. Jones. He leaves his widow, grace f. Jones of Dixon, who is the former Grace Louise of Champaign , two sons, George P. Jones, Jr., Dayton, Ohio and Louis Garcia Jones who is employed by the R.C.A. Company and is based on the Atlantic Guided Missile Range. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Nadine Brace of Urbana; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Davis, Miami , Fla. , Mrs. Laura Darwin of Taylorville, and Mrs. Vivian Shelton of Springfield ; two brother, Lloyd Jones of Miami , Fla. , and Jack W. Jones of Springfield and five grandchildren.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the Oct 6, 1967 Sterling Gazette

GERTRUDE (WOOLLEY) JONES : The funeral of Mrs. William C. Jones was held this afternoon at her late residence, 417 Depot Avenue, Rev. Herbert J. Doran, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating and with burial at Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Jones was a life long resident of Dixon. She was born March 28, 1862, the daughter of W.C. and Mary Webb Woolley. Her parents came direct from Manchester, England to Dixon, her father being the first agent of the Illinois Central railroad company in Dixon. Her entire life was spent in Dixon. She was a long-time member of the Presbyterian Church. She was a particularly a home loving woman and found her greatest pleasure with her family. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters and two sons. Mrs. Mabel Drew of Manistee, Mich.; Mrs. Gladys Palmer of New York City; Elmer C. of Dixon, and Harold of Chicago. One brother William W. Woolley, of this city also survives.

(See photo above) Contributed by Julia Johnson
Dixon Evening Telegraph, February 13, 1937, Dixon, Illinois

HAROLD ALFRED JONES - Mrs. Susan E. Jones has been notified from Washington D.C. of the arrival at a western port of the body of her son Cpl. Harold Alfred Jones who was killed in action in Okinawa June 12, 1945. He entered the Marine Corps. in August 1941 and in May 1944 was assigned to duty in the South Pacific where he particiated in the invasion of Peleiu and Okinawa. He was born in Dixon, July 9, 1924 and received his education in the Dixon public schools. Besides his mother he is survived by a brother Edgar who resides in Beloit Wisc. and four sisters, Mrs. William Walberer and Mrs. Frank Powers of Chicago; Mrs. Frank Cramer and Mrs. Jack Webb of Dixon. His body was one of 422 Illionians who arrived recently on the United States Army Trasnport Dalton Victory.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 02 Mar 1949

HENRY C. JONES , 55, died at his home on Route 3 Saturday (March 3, 1951). He was born Aug. 27, 1895, Woosung. Mr. Jones was married Feb. 19, 1917 to Margaret England, who preceded him in death August 28, 1948. He was married to Mrs. Laura Reinhart October 19, 1950.

He is survived by his 2nd wife, a daughter, Mrs. Vernon Yocum, Rockford; a son Elias Jones, Dixon; two grandchildren Henry and Ellen Yocum; six sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Carr, Mrs. Hazel Duffy, Mrs. Ethel Henderson, Mrs. Nora Hoff, Mrs. Mary Florence and Mrs. Lydia Oler and three brothers, Leo, Russell and Arthur. Services will be Tuesday at the Jones funeral home. Burial in Mt. Union Cemetery.

JOHN WILLARD JONES - The life of one of Dixon's foremost civic leaders and best beloved citizen, J. Willard Jones, was snuffed out suddenly Saturday night about 9 o'clock in an automobile crash on state route 64 about 2 miles east of the junction with US 51 northeast of Rochelle. He was instantly killed when his car which at the time was driven by his brother city Attorney Gerald Jones crashed into the rear of truck parked on the pavement.

Two brothers occupied the front seat of the car, in which Attorney J. Courtney Ryan and Charles Burke and his son John all returning from the Notre Dame Football game. Willard had driven to Sycamore where they ate lunch after which Gerald took the wheel to continue the trip to Dixon. At the point of the crash it was reported that a truck driven by John Peters, a farmer residing at Clare ILL. west of Sycamore was engaged in pulling a car out of the ditch. The car in the ditch was occupied by Charles Busse of Esmond. Peters wife and two small sons were said to have been in the cab of the truck at the time of the crash, but all escaped uninjured. The rear of the truck was allegedly on the paving with no warning lights or flares showing and as the Dixon car approached from the east Gerald did not see the truck until quite close. He attempted to avert a crash by turning suddenly out of the traffic lane but without success and the car crashed into the rear of the truck. Willard it was stated, was instantly killed, having suffered a broken neck. His brother Gerald sustained a compound fracture of the right hip; Attorney Courtney Ryan was not thought to have been seriously injured until after his arrival at the Rochelle Hospital where he suddenly collapsed. Investigation disclosed that he had suffered a skull fracture. Charles Burke and his son John were also taken to the hospital but were later released and brought to Dixon. Attorney Ryans condition was quite critical for several hours but reports from the hospital indicated that he rallied Sunday evening and his condition appeared considerably improved this noon.

Gerald who will doubtless be hospitalized for several weeks was reported to be resting as comfortably as could be expected, but attending physicians had order no visitors would be allowed for several days. In addition to the hip injury he was in considerable shock.

Word of the tragedy cast a pall over the entire Dixon community where the victim was one of its most popular citizens. Not only his closest friends but the entire community were shocked when first reports were received and numerous rumors gained a rapid and wide circulation. Attorny Sherwood Dixon, a partner of Ryan's who was returning to Dixon passed the scene of the accident approximately 5 minutes before the accident occurred. At that time a car was parked along the side of the road obscured the truck. No flares or lights were visible.

Peters and another man were at the front of the truck when the collision occurred and were knocked down but not injured.

J. Willard Jones was born in Dixon, June 23, 1901. He attended the Dixon Public and High Schools, after which he entered Notre Dame University at South Bend Ind. where he graduated with the class of '27. For a number of years he had been associated with his mother, Mrs. Celia A. Jones in the undertaking business. He was past president of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association of the advisory committee of which he remained a member; was a member of the National Selective Mortician; Lodge #779 B.P.O. Elks, Dixon Council, Knights of Columbus 4th degree, Loyal Order of the Moose, past president of the Dixon Country Club, Member of the Dixon Lions club, the Dixon Chamber of Commerce and a member of the board of education of the Dixon school system.

Surviving him are his widow Elizabeth, seven children, three sons, John, Patrick and David; four daughters, Cecelia, Nancy, Mary and Elizabeth; his mothers Mrs. Celia A. Jones, three brothers, Edward A. and R. Gerald of Dixon; Herbert of South Bend Ind; two sisters, Mrs. Ligouri Welch and Mrs. William Loftus of Dixon and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the Jones Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock and at 10:30 at St. Patricks Catholic Church the Rev. Fr. T.L. Walsh officiating. Internment at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Harry Osbourne, Robert Cleary, Dr. David Murphy, Dr. Edward Murphy, Frances Graff and Royal Cleary.

SUSAN (WEAVER) JONES , 68, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Frank Cramer, Woodlawn Ave. at 9 p.m. Saturday. Mrs. Jones had lived in Dixon several years. She was born in Roxbury PA Dec. 8, 1885. She married John Alfred Jones Feb. 2, 1905. She is survived by a son Edgar, Beloit Wisc. and four daughters, Mrs. William Walberer, Chicago; Mrs. Frank Cramer, Dixon; Mrs. Maude Powers, Glen Elyn; Mrs Daniel Weber, Waco TX; 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Arnold Miller of Chicago.

Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her husband and two sons John who died in infancy and Harold who was killed in Okinawa in 1945. A brother Raymond Weaver also preceded her in death.

SYLVESTER G. "BARNEY" JONES , 88 of First St. West Brooklyn, died March 17, 2005 in his home. He was a self-employed farmer and ran a corn shelling and trucking firm. He was born Nov. 2, 1916 in West Brooklyn, the son of George and Sophia (Hoerner) Jones. He married Hilda Chaon on Jan. 10, 1940 in West Brooklyn. She died March 7, 2000. Survivors include five sons, Ray, Butch, Jim, Steve and Dennis; three daughters, Judy Piller, Connie Northcutt and Debbie Walter; a brother Dudley; two sisters Eleanor Dinges and Betty Jane Wilhelm; 36 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Burial in St. Marys Cemetery, West Brooklyn.

WILLIAM C. JONES , veteran northern Illinois grocer who has conducted a retail grocery store at 607 Depot Avenue in Dementtown continuously since December 1887, passed away at his residence, 417 Depot Avenue last evening, his death terminating a lingering illness. “Billy” as he was popularly and affectionately known to a wide circle of acquaintances, was born in Dixon September 28, 1859 and had spent his entire life time in this city. On December 23, 1937, he celebrated his fifth anniversary in the retail grocery business, he having been the oldest grocer, continuously in business in the northern section of the state. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. LeRoy Drew of Manistee, Mich., Mrs. Arthur Palmer of New York City, two sons, Elmer of Dixon and Harold W., of Chicago; three grandchildren, Mrs. Jarloth Tarnowski, Dixon, James and Robert Drew, Manistee, Mich., five great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Jessie (Marcus) Brown of Dixon. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Jones Funeral home, Rev. Bliss B. Cartwright, pastor of the first Presbyterian Church officiating and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Officers and members of Dixon lodge, No. 779, B.P.O. Elks of which he was a member will conduct ritual services at the grave.

Contributed by Julia Johnson - Dixon Evening Telegraph, July 8, 1947

WILLIE REUBEN JONES , 87, 504 Nachusa Ave., Dixon, died Sunday (10 October 1976) evening at Orchard Glen Nursing Home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Second Baptist Church, Dixon, with the Rev. Andrew Downing, and the Rev. Clayton Salter officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home after 12 noon Tuesday. The family will be present at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-8 p.m. Tuesday. Willie Brown was born June 6, 1889 at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of Reuben Thomas and Alice Jones. He married Ella Spears in 1914 in Chicago.She preceded him in 1948. He was employed at Commonwealth Edison until his retirement. Survivors include three sons, Wilton Jones of San Bernadino, Calif., Willie R. Jones Jr. of Milwaukee, Wis., and Leon C. Jones of Dixon; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Pauline) Brown of Chicago and Mrs. Willie (Evelyn) Hereford of Dixon; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded by his wife, one daughter, one brother and six sisters.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, October 12, 1976 - Tuesday, pg 4

BLANCHE L. (BUTTERFIELD) JOSEPHSEN , 91, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. She worked for Reynolds Wire and Freeman Shoe Factory, and retired from Plews-Edelmann Co., where she was employed for many years. Blanche was born Feb. 13, 1923, in Lee County, the daughter of John and Augusta (Haenitsch) Butterfield. She married Charles William Josephsen Jr. on Jan. 23, 1943, in Yuma, Arizona. He preceded her in death Nov. 1, 2001. Blanche died in one of her favorite vacation spots, Las Vegas, where she vacationed for more than 40 years with her loved ones. She enjoyed her family, traveling, flowers, music, dancing, and helping her husband in all aspects of farming. Blanche was very generous and was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She always helped and supported everyone. Survivors include one son, Charles D. (Tiffany) Josephsen of Manhattan Beach, California; one daughter, Diane (Larry) Boel of Dixon; three grandsons, Brandt and Eric Boel and Chaz He; three great-grandsons, Tyler, Nicholas, and Grant Boel; one great-granddaughter, Alayna Boel; special niece and nephew, Donna and Ray Ward; close friends, Gabriele Dishman and Izzie Roberts; and many nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death her parents; one son, John W. Josephsen in 2003; one sister, Dorothy Yocum; two brothers, William and Kenneth Butterfield; and one great-granddaughter, Brittany Boel. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., today at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Vincent O. Marrandino, director of pastoral Care at KSB Hospital in Dixon officiating. Burial will be at Franklin Grove Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the American Heart Association. Visit prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.
Sauk Valley Newspapers (Dixon-Sterling, IL) - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FRED S. JOSEPHSEN , 77, of Dixon died Dec. 7, 2004 at KSB Hospital. He was an operating engineer prior to his retirement. Mr. Josephsen was born Sept. 30, 1927, in Harmon, the son of Charles and Margaret (Snapoonis) Josephsen. Survivors include two daughters Julie McCoy and Debbie Egert; a brother, Leroy Josephsen; three sisters Elaine Handel, Margaret Rutherford and Thora Schauff; special friend, Esther Kent and four grandsons. He was preceded by two brothers, Charles & Marvin. Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

MINNIE M. JUNE , 86, of 2121 Bradshaw, Dixon, died Monday evening in the Dixon Public Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Allen-Buckley Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Kortemeier, pastor of the Grace United Methodist Church of Dixon officiating, and burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Miss June was born April 1, 1884 in Forreston, Ill., the daughter of Enery and Mary A. Sennett June. She was a life-long resident of Dixon and had been a member of the Grace United Methodist Church all her life. She was a member of the Golden Rule Class and of the Royal Neighbors of America for over 50 years. Surviving Miss June is one niece, Mrs. Nina Wise with whom she made her home the past several years, also 13 great neices and nephews, 21 great-great-nieces and nephews, and three great-great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded by six bothers and five sisters.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 5, 1971 - Tues. pg 2

LINDA (GOLDEN) JUSTICE , passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2006, surrounded by her family, following a brief battle with lung cancer. She was born in Dixon, the daughter of James Elmer and Marguerite (Ferrell) Golden. She was an avid reader, loved to travel, listen to music, and watch the Chicago Cubs. Linda married Willis Bolhous on July 21, 1954. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1988. She is survived by their four children, Deb (Randy) Whitlock, Polo, Bill (Dawn) Bolhous, Mt. Morris, Ginger (Bob Quick) Rogers Holcomb, and Mike (Kim Ford) Bolhous, Dixon. Grandchildren, Dan (Amanda Linboom) Grove, Dixon, Nicole (Brian Benitez) Whitlock, Sterling, Amanda (Chris) Mason, Dixon, Elizabeth (Jamal) Qureshi, Sterling, Dustin (Ashley McKay) Zimmerman, Wheaton, Shannon (Kris Willing) Zimmerman, Naperville, Gregory and Robert Bolhous, Mt. Morris, and great grandchildren, Nathaniel, Haley, and Anna Mason, Erik Qureshi, and Alexandria Grove. Two brothers, Clyde (Pat) Golden, Miamisburg, OH, and Dennis (Sue) Golden, Rochelle, IL. Sister-in-law, Linda K. (Ralph) Soderholm, Colona, IL. Nieces and Nephews, Tim Golden, Geneseo, Steve (Kris) Golden, Rock Island, Dan (Donna) Williams, Mississippi, Phillip Williams, Nevada, Paul (Dottie) Williams, Illinois, Cindy (Mike) Norman, Mississippi, Darryl (Peggy) Williams, Alabama, Sue Williams, Alabama, Rhoda (Denis) Shadburn, Mississippi, Jessica Golden, Rochelle, and six great nieces and nephews.

Linda married William Justice on June 23, 1979, in Valrico, FL. He preceded her in death on November 4, 1987. She is survived by eight step children, Elaine (Bill) DeVault, Missouri, Bill (Patti Joe) Justice, Rochelle, Pam (Jerry) Ritchie, Kentucky, Brenda (Donnie) Ming, Viana, Tim (Joyce) Justice, Franklin Grove, Sherry (Floyd) Smith, Rochelle, Chrylene (Jerry) Reynolds, Oklahoma, Tami (Dwight) Jett, Kentucky, 21step grandchildren, and 27 step great grandchildren. Special friends Lawrence and Doris Bolhous, Oregon. Predeceased by parents, brother, Marvin Golden, sister, Elsie Williams, nephew, Peter Golden, and great nephew Dennis Shadburn. Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2006, at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. Timothy Mitchell, pastor of the Peotone United Methodist Church, officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. Sunday, until time of service at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Linda’s name.

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