JOHN L. NEIL - 71, of 105 Kilgore rd. Sterling, Il. died Nov. 17,1992 at CGH Medical Center, Dixon. Born Sept. 12,1921, in Aldrich, Mo., the son of Ben and Myrtle(Potts) Neil. He was a Navy veteran of WWII and a Peral Harbor survivor from the Battleship USS Oklahoma and later served on the USS Louisville during the war. He was a steamfitter at Dixon Development Center. A VFW #540 member.
Contributed by Ben from the Gazette Date: Nov. 20, 1992

ANNA (KRUG) NELSON - Funeral services were held on Tuesday for Mrs. Anna Nelson, 77, former Ashtonite who died in Chicago Saturday morning. Rev. Robert Spellman pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiated at services held in the Cluts Funeral Home and burial was in Ashton Cemetery. Mrs. Nelson was born in Ashton Feb. 26, 1885, the daughter of Adam and Christina Schafer Krug. She was married to Henry Nelson who died in 1921. SHe was also preceded by seven brothers and five sisters. Surviving are a son Allen of Hometown Ill; a grandaughter, Mrs. Patricia Knoblauch; a great grandaughter, Linda Sue Knoblauch; and a sister, MRs. H.C.Reed of Lemsford, Sask., Canada. Ashton Chapter 575, O.E.S. of which she was a former member held a memorial service Monday at the funeral home.
Contributed by Pat France

CLAUDE E. NELSON , 82, of Dixon, died Friday, December 23, 2005, at the Heritage Square Nursing Center, Dixon. He worked for the Henry Pratt Company, Dixon, as a machinist for 43 years prior to his retirement. Mr. Nelson was born November 25, 1923, in Ashton, the son of Oliver and Annie (Rehmeyer) Nelson. He married Burla J. Davis on April 27, 1946, in Dixon. She preceded him in death on January 15, 1996. Mr. Nelson served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a member of the Dixon Elks Lodge B.P.O.E. 779, and a lifetime member of the VFW Post 540, both in Dixon. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Warren) Grapp, Camdenton, MO; two grandchildren, Todd Richard, Mark (Jodi) Richard; and four great grandchildren. Mr. Nelson was preceded in death by one brother, Leroy Nelson. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 28, 2005 at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev.Tony Hawkins pastor of the First United Methodist Church, Dixon officiating. Burial with full military graveside services provided by the combined veteran’s organizations will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon

ELMER O. NELSON - Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Preston Funeral Home for Elmer O. Nelson, 75, who died at his home at 1318 N. Underhill, Peoria, Thursday, following a long illness. The Rev. Paul Lechner, pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Nelson was born in Mendota, May 22, 1885, the son of Olaf and Lula Chandler Nelson. He was married to Mabel Boese of Dixon on May 31, 1913, in Geneva. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 40 years and the PTA. He is survived by his wife; a sister, Mrs. Arvid (Hazel) Selman, Walnut; and a half brother, Clarence Frey, Sterling.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 17, 1960 - Saturday, page 2

MINNIE EARNESTINE (KOHL) NELSON , was born October 14, 1864 in North Prussia Germany and died February 28, 1845 at her home in Dixon at the age of 80 years, four months and 14 days. She came to America with her parents in 1883 and settled in Franklin Grove IL. In early childhood she united with the Lutheran Church and has been a faithful member all her life. In 1887 she was married to Andrew P. Nelson . She is survived by 3 sons, Frank L. of Alhambra CA., Edward A. of Dixon and Herman C. of Rock Island: a daughter, Mrs. Marie Wilson of Dixon, two brothers the Rev. Wm. F. Kohl of Omaha NE., and Herman C. Kohl of Oregon IL, 6 grandchildren and 3 Great grandchildren. Her husband, two sons, five sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held on March 2 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in charge of the Rev. George J. Curran. Interment at Franklin Grove. Her passing is deeply mourned by her loved ones and a host of friends who will always hold her memory dear in their hearts.
Dixon Telegraph March 9, 1945

WILLIAM NETTLETON - News has been received of the death of Wm. Nettleton of Mason City, Iowa, which occurred at Los Angeles, Cal., Wednesday, May 10. Mr. Nettleton and his wife had been in California all winter for his health. Wm. Nettleton was born in County Antrim, Ireland on November 8, 1836. He came to this vicinity where he grew to manhood. On August 8, 1862 he enlisted as a member of Company K, 75th Illinois volunteer infantry and served till August 12, 1865 when he received his final discharge. In August 1866 he moved to Iowa where he has since resided. For several years past he has conducted a real estate and loan business in connection with David Smith of this place. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity having joined Friendship lodge at Dixon before enlisting. He was married in Dixon to Miss Maria Miller to whom three children were born, two of whom are living, Charles of Portland, Ore., and Guy of Mason City, Iowa.
Submitted by Marilyn Widler

DALE N. NETTZ - Funeral services for Dale N. Nettz, whose death occurred yesterday when his truck was struck by a Northwestern passenger train at the Main street crossing in Franklin Grove, will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Jones Funeral home in dixon. The Rev. A.I. Martin, pastor of the First Christian church will officiate and interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Dale Nelson Nettz was born in Lee County, Oct. 12, 1896. He was a veteranof World War I and had been a resident of Grand Detour the greater part of his life. Surviving are his widow, Myrtle; one son, Floyd D. Nettz, in training at Great Lakes; and his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Glessner, all of Grand Detour.
Dixon Telegraph February 3, 1945

CAROLYN (ANDERSEN) NEUBAUM - 37, of Granville, died Monday afternoon in St. Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the Granville United Church of Christ with the Rev. Glenn Hathaway officiating. Interment was in the Granville Cemetery. Mrs. Neubaum was born Sept. 6, 1939 in Amboy, the daughter of Clifford and Mary Hilbert Andersen. She was married Sept. 22, 1956 to Calvin Neubaum. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Pamela at home; two sons, Calvin Jr. and John, both at home; her father in Ladd; her mother, Mrs. Mary Latta of Harmon; one brother, John of Oglesby; and two stepo-brothers, Clifford of Standard and Dale of LaSalle. She was preceded in death by one brother in infancy.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 31, 1975 - Friday, pg 6

GENEVIEVE (STRICKLAND) NICHOLSON - Final rites were held Monday for Mrs. Genevieve Nicholson of Fergus Falls Minn. at the home of Mrs. Alice Nicholson on East Main Street, Amboy. The Rev. Norman C. Miller, pastor of Amboy Methodist Church officiated and burial was in Binghampton Cemetery. The funeral party arrived in Rochelle Sunday and the body was taken to the Tomlinson Funeral home in Amboy. Genevieve Strickland, daughter of S.E. & Melvina Strickland was born in Amboy Dec. 13, 1863. She passed away at Fergus Falls Minn. Thursday November 25, 1948 after an illness of 3 years. On Dec. 31, 1891 she was united in marriage to Will Nicholson Dec. 31, 1891 at Amboy and they lived here for 16 years. One daughter was born to them. Mr. Nicholson preceded his wife in death 15 years ago. Survivors are her daughter, Mrs. W.W. (Vina) Wilkenson of Battle Lake Mich. three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 01 Decembe 1948

ORA ANNA MARIA (SCHLEUNING) NICHOLSON died in Dixon Public Hospital today. She was born Sept. 19, 1904, in Carroll County, daughter of Charles and Margaretha (Hartman) Schleuning. On Dec. 11, 1923, she was married to David Nicholson of Chadwick They farmed in the Brookville area until several years ago when they retired and moved into Brookville. Mrs. Nicholson was a member of the United Methodist Church of Brookville. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Dale (Nancy) Blair of Lanark, Mrs. Alfred (Grace) Winch of Rockford and Mrs. Richard (Betty) McPherson of Hawaii, nine grandchildren; two brothers, Carl and George, both of South Dakota; and three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Dingman of Sterling, Mrs. Albert Olson of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and Mrs. John Dittmar of Milledgeville. Her parents, one son and a sister preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in United Methodist Church. The Rev. Harold B. Flessner, pastor of the church, will officiate. He will be assisted by the Rev. Romaine Tenney of Sterling. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery at Dixon. Friends may call at Brown-Seidel Funeral Home in Polo Wednesday night and until 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
Contributed by Ron Geison

KATHLEEN ANNE (McKENNEY) NICKELS , of Seattle passed away on March 11, 2012 after a heroic 15-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Born July 15, 1929 in Dixon, Illinois she was the third of five children born to George Jerome McKenney and Helen Bernice Ryan. George worked for the Illinois Central Railroad and Helen was a public schoolteacher. After graduating from Dixon High School, Kathleen attended St. Anthony College of Nursing in Rockford and did her residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. While in Chicago she met Robert Nickels and they were married January 23, 1954 in Dixon.
The couple lived first in Chicago, where their first child, Gregory James, was born. In early 1956 they moved to Erie, Pennsylvania where three additional children were born: John Mark, Peter Robert and Amy Beth. Kathleen was very active in church activities in Erie. The family moved in 1961 to Seattle, Washington, and the family settled first in West Seattle where Kathleen was active in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Guild. After the births of Paul Martin and Thomas Joseph, the family moved to a larger house in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and Kathleen became an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish. In addition to raising her five sons and sole daughter, Kathleen found time to continue her nursing career at Swedish Hospital, the Stroh allergy clinic and the King County youth detention infirmary. She also operated a small interior decorating business for many years.
Kathleen enjoyed painting, playing the guitar and tennis. She was also active in local politics, chairing the campaign of 43rd District Representative Bill Burns and encouraging her eldest son’s interest in politics. She was a dedicated volunteer and Board Member at the Friends of Harborview Medical Center and helped out at a local methadone treatment facility. When Kathleen was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 1997, one of her first acts was to volunteer for medical studies being done by the University of Washington at Seattle’s Veteran’s Hospital. Kathleen spent the final seven years of her life in the loving care of the staff at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle. Kathleen was known throughout the Mount for her still undiminished personality, her many walks around the building and her enthusiastic singing. Kathleen’s beloved husband of 53 years, Robert, passed away in 2007. She was predeceased by her brother, Edward “Bud” McKenney and is survived by her loving sisters, Mary Wahl, Elizabeth Herrmann and Helen Reeser. Kathleen is also survived by her six children and their spouses; Tom & Manrita, Paul, Amy & Steve, Pete, Mark, Greg & Sharon; and by 16 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that remembrances be made to the Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation – Kathleen Nickels Music Fund or the Friends of Harborview. A Memorial & Celebration of Kathleen’s life will take place on Sunday, March 18 at 1:00 PM at Providence Mount St. Vincent at 4831 35th Avenue SW in West Seattle
Contributed by her son - Greg Nickels

PATRICIA ELAINE (FEELY) NICKLAUS , 59, of Dixon died Wednesday Nov. 24, 2004, at her home. Mrs. Nicklaus was born Feb. 22, 1945 in Galesburg, the daughter of Joseph E. and Jeanne (Farrell) Freely. She attended St. Joseph Academy, COrpus Christi High School and was a 1963 graduate of Galesburg High School. She married Gordon Nicklaus on June 19, 1975 in Dixon. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dixon and the National Society of Forrestors. Survivors include her husband; three sons, John Rogers of Dixon, Joe Rogers of Galesburg and Chad Nicklaus of Dixon; a daughter, Amy Nicklaus of Dixon; her mother, Anna Jeanne Feely of Galesburg; four sisters, Colleen Trask of Marietta Ga., Sharon (Myron) Shreeves of Knoxville, Sheila crist of Galesburg and Ellen (Bill) Milnamow of Wheaton; a brother, Joseph E. (Linda0 Feely II of Wataga; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Prayer service is at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Preston-Schilling, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Rev. Robert W. Jones officiating. Burial is at Chapel Hill.
Contributed by Jan Roggy - from the Sterling Gazette November 27, 2004

HAZEL (McPHERSON) NOAKES , 56, formerly a Dixon resident died at 10:35 a.m. today after a short illness. Services will be held Thursday from the Jones Funeral home (Rev. George Curran) with burial at Oakwood. Mrs. Noakes was the former Hazel McPherson of this city and had many friends here.
Dixon Evening Telegraph (Hazel was married to F.C. Noakes)

DONALD F. NOBLE , age 76 of Amboy died Tuesday May 12, 2009 in his home from natural causes. He was born Jan. 4, 1933 in Meltonville, Iowa the son of Floyd and Marjorie (Clayton) Noble Sr. He had been employed as a Bridge Superintendent for Carpenters Local 790 for Belvidere Construction and Shappert Engineering prior to his retirement in 1988. He married Dolores "Jeanie" Scudder May 7, 1954 in Amboy. She preceded him in death on July 18, 1997. He was also preceded in death by 3 brothers Keith, Floyd Jr. and James Noble. He is survived by 2 daughters Connie Noble of Dixon and Cheryl (Mike Brady) Garland of Amboy, 2 sons Don (Gaylene) Noble and Doug (Molly) Noble both of Amboy, 5 grandchildren , Kelli Johnson, Brandon Noble, Jamie Noble, Ryan Noble, and Katie Noble and 2 great grandchildren Aidan and Jack Johnson, 1 brother Richard Noble of Rockford and 2 sisters Dorothy Jeanblanc of Polo and Dolores Doden of Mendota. Funeral services will be held on Friday May 15, 2009 at 10:30 AM at the United First Church of Amboy with Charles Jeanblanc, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy. Visitation will be on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. A memorial has been established
Contributed by Barbara Nugent - Mihm-Jones Funeral Home May 2009

KEITH R. NOBLE , age 78 of Amboy, died Saturday December 27, 2008, at the Amboy Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He was born in Austin, Minnesota, December 14, 1930 the son of Floyd and Marjorie (Clayton) Noble. He owned and operated Amboy Radio and TV Services for 41 years. He also worked for International Harvester in Rock Falls for 15 years. He was a veteran of the US Air Force, a member of the Amboy American Legion, and the Amboy Lions Club. He married Dorothy Smith in Lee Center, Illinois, May 29, 1950. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers Floyd Jr. and James Noble. He is survived by his wife of Amboy; children Catherine (Steven) Klein of Sublette; Keith "Butch" (Cindy) Noble of Baileyville; Janelle (George Martin) Noble of Berkeley, CA; 4 grandchildren Anne Dickison of San Francisco, CA, Grant Noble of Baileyville and Gregory and Margaret Martin, both of Berkeley, CA; 2 sisters Dorothy Jeanblanc of Polo and Delores Doden of Mendota; 2 brothers Don Noble of Amboy and Richard Noble of Rockford. Private family funeral services will be held on Tuesday December 30, 2008 with burial following in Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Contributed by Barbara Nugent - Mihm-Jones Funeral Home Dec 2008

VINA NOBLE - Funeral of Mrs. Vina Noble was held Tuesday afternoon from Hick's funeral home. Born in Washington D.C. Nov 2, 1858 and died Mar. 12, 1945 at the Palatine hospital where she had been a patient. She had lived at Franklin Grove during her girlhood and moved to Chicago where in 1892 she was married to George Noble who preceded her in death July 1923. She is survived by one daughter Marie and a sister-in-law Mrs. Jesse Stewart. The Rev. Cover officiated. Burial was in the F.G. Cemetery
Dixon Evening Telegraph 12 March 1945

CAROLINE (HOCHSTRASSER) YETTER NOE was born Feb. 15, 1853 and departed this life Dec. 9, 1944 at Champaign Ill. age 91 years, 9 months and 24 days. She was married to Phillip J. Yetter October 4, 1870. To this union four children were born, two of whom died in infancy. Mr. Yetter departed this life June 11, 1876. On March 5, 1878 she was united in marriage to George T. Noe to which union seven children were born, three of whom, with their father, preceded her in death. Mr. and Mrs. Noe were privileged to celebrate their 64th anniversary and were within but 16 days of their 65th when he passed away February 1943. Mrs. Noe was converted in her youth and united with the Evangelical church. With her husband she also worked in the United Brethren church until that work was disbanded. During their sojourn in Marengo they were affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Surviving her are her six children: George Yetter and Rose Hall of Wadena Minn; Clarence of Scarboro, and Ray of Marengo; Mrs. Eda Olsen of Marengo and Mrs. Carrie Olson of Champaign. Their are 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Services were held at Scarboro Dec. 12, the Rev. C.F. Schriber officiating. The music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nangle.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 13 December 1944

LAURA NOE - The funeral of Miss Nora Noe, 59, of Scarboro who passed away at the KSB Hospital Saturday morning (September 9, 1944) after an illness of just one week duration will be held at her late home at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. O. Schriver, pastor of the Scarboro Congregational church will officiate and burial will be in Twin Grove cemetery. Born Nov. 3, 1885 (should be 1884) in Illinois the daughter of George & Caroline Noe, she is survived by her mother with whom she made her home, a brother and two sisters...
Dixon Evening Telegraph 11 September 1944 2nd Notice
Laura N. Noe a daughter of George T and Caroline Noe was born at the old homestead at Willow Creek township November 3, 1884 and departed from this life in Dixon Ill. on September 9, 1944 at the age of 59years 10 months and 6 days. Except for the 15 years that her parents lived in Marengo Miss Noe spent her life in this community. For many years she assisted with the housework in the home of neighbors and friends of the family. For the last 12 years she loyally and faithfully gave herself to the care of her parents and the home here. In her early life she was active in the Sunday school and church work, singing in the choir. Lacking transportation in recent years as well as by the advanced age and not always too robust health of her parents the family has been unable to attend church. Miss Noe is survived by her mother Caroline Noe, now in her 92nd year and by three brothers, Clarence of Steward IL, Ray of Marengo, and George Yetter of Wadena Minn. and three sisters, Rose Hall of Wadena Minn, Carrie Hunt of Champaign and Ede Olson of Marengo. Her father George T. Noe and two sisters, Miss Lila Noe and Mrs. Scott Wiggington predeceased her.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 21 September 9144

RONALD M. NOLAN , age 69, of Amboy, formerly of Peoria, died Sunday, April 20, 2008, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. He was born in Peoria, Ill., on April 27, 1938, the son of Albert and Frances (Miller) Nolan. He was united in marriage to Juanita McGraw at St. Patrick Church in Amboy on Nov. 17, 1979. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Arthur Nolan. He is survived by his wife of Amboy; two brothers, John (Charlene) Nolan of Marietta and Russell Nolan of Canton; three sisters, Alberta (Charles) Kidd of Canton, Patricia (Dennis) Cameron of Edelstein and Marcella Hankins of Kewanee; and several nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. today at the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Amboy

DOROTHY MAE (CARPENTER) NUNN , 87, of Byron, died Monday, May 26, 2008, in The Neighbors Nursing Home in Byron. Born Aug. 10, 1920, in Coon Rapids, Iowa, to Edgar O. and Vida (Miller) Carpenter. Graduate of Leaf River High School, Class of 1938. Married Lester Eugene Nunn Jr. on Feb. 14, 1942, in Myrtle; he died in 1998. Lived most of her life in Mount Morris and worked at Kable News Co., Kable Printing Co. in Mount Morris, and Progressive Graphics in Oregon, and was a dispatcher for the Mount Morris Police and Fire departments. Dot loved to play golf and ride horses. Survived by son, Curtis Eugene (LuAnn) Nunn of Altoona, Iowa; daughters, RaeGene Leslie (Carter) Beverley of Nashville, Tenn., Linda May (Michael) Ballard of Larkspur, Colo., and Jill Kay (Joseph) Paggi of Byron; grandchildren, Kate Marie (Scott) James, Brooke Rachael (Rob) Kyzer; Heidi Ann (Paul) Smith, Bryn Lauren (Jeremy) Kroto, Zachary Nunn, Linsey Rae (Sean) McDanel, Ian Nunn and Sargeant Ryan Joseph Paggi; and eight great-grandchildren. Also predeceased by parents. Service at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in Finch Funeral Home, with visitation from noon to time of service; the Rev. Karen Capel, pastor at St. James Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial of cremated remains in Chapel Hill Memorial Park at a later date.

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