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FRED H. SANFORD ,78, of Dixon died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at his home. He was employed by Commonwealth Edison for 34 years, retiring in 1985. Mr. Sanford was born Sept. 28, 1924 in Dixon, the son of Fred H. and Lyla (Lambert) Sanford Sr. He was a 1941 graduate of Dixon High School and attended Coe College. He served in the Navy during World War II. He married Mary M. Jones on July 25, 1945 in Long Becah, Calif. He was a member of Dixon Church of the Brethren, Friendship Lodge 7 AF & Am, Nachusa Chapter 56 Royal Arch Masons, Dixon Council 7 Cryptic Masons, Dixon Commandery 21 Knights Templar, Tebala Shrine, Dixon Elks Lodge BPOE 779 and American Legion Post 12. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren's sporting events and raised award winning gladiola;s. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Fred H. (Susan) Sanford III of Pound, Wis., and Richard A. (JoAnn) Sanford of Dixon; two daughters, Julie (Logan) Coloni and Lori (Ronald) Whitson, both of Dixon; four brothers, James (Grace) Sanford of Viola, Wis., William (Vivan) Sanford of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., Thomas (Linda) Sanford of Dixon and Wayne (Charlotte) Sanford of Kings; two sisters, Nancy (Lew) Digby of Oklawala, Fla., and Betty Fike of Rochelle; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Memorial service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Dixon Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Stan Rodabaught, pastor, officiating. There is no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded. Arrangements completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois April 17, 2003 - pg A5

BERT FREDERICK SCHAEFER , 89, Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, died at 1:36 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at the Peabody Healthcare Center. He was born on Aug. 17, 1913, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Fred B. and Edith (Kulow) Schaefer. He first married Jessie Keith on Feb. 2, 1941, in Terre Haute. She died on April 21, 1979. He then married Emmaline Ridlon on July 3, 1982. She died on Oct. 7, 1995. He was a store manager for F.W. Woolworth & Company in Wabash, Elwood and Dixon, Ill., retiring in July 1977, after 41 years service. He was a member of the Episcopal Church, Dixon, Ill., and attended Christ United Methodist Church. He also was a member of several Masonic bodies. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vaughn (Sandrya Ann) Link, Pittsford, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. David (Rebecca) Laudicina, Chapel Hill, N.C.; a granddaughter, Heather Link, the University of Buffalo Medical School, Buffalo, N.Y.; and a stepgranddaughter, Roseanna Laudicina, Chapel Hill, N.C. Two sisters are deceased. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jones Funeral Home, 204 S. Ottawa Ave., Dixon, Ill. Pastor Judy Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, Ill. Friends may call at the Jones Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Tuesday. Preferred memorials are to the Peabody Caring Circle. The Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service handled local arrangements.
OBITUARY: BERT F. SCHAEFER - 89, of Wabash, Ind., formerly of Dixon, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester, Indiana. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Fred and Ida Louise (Kulow) Schaefer. He married Jessie Keith on Feb. 2, 1941 in Terre Haute, Ind. She preceded him in death April 21, 1979. He married Emmaline Ridlon on July 3, 1982 in Wabash, Ind., and she preceded in death in October 1995. He was manager of the F. W. Woolworth Store in Dixon for 26 years prior to his retirement in 1977. He had been a member of St. Luke Episcopal Church in Dixon and was a former member of Dixon Rotary Club, AF& Am Blue Lodge Chapter and Council, Lee County Senior Citizens and Dixon Area United Fund. He also was preceded in death by two sisters. He is survived by one daughter, Sandrya (V.H.) Link of 17 Post Lane, Pittsford, N.Y. 14534; one granddaughter, Heather Link, a student at the University of Buffalo Medical School, Buffalo, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Rebecca (David) Laudicina of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and one step granddaughter, Rose Anna Laudicina of Chapel Hill, N.C. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2002 at Jones Funeral Home, Dixon, with Rev. Judy Jones, rector of St. Luke Episcopal Church, Dixon, officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon. Visitation from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to St. Luke Episcopal Church in Dixon.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 8, 2002 - Sunday, pg A5

CHARLES W. SCHAFER , eldest son of George and Barbara Roth Schafer was born on Jan. 10, 1879 in Bradford township. He was married to Miss Katie Ventler on October, 1907 and to this union were born two children. Louis and Anna Marie. He was a confirmed member of St. John's Lutheran church and was a very active member until his health interfered. He lived on the farm in Bradford Twp. his entire life. It was 4 1/2 years ago that Mr. Schafer was stricken with a stroke but after several months was able to get around in some degree and was permitted to attend church. About 21 months ago he suffered another stroke which affected his speech. On Sunday of last week he passed into a coma and last wednesday afternoon he passed away at the age of 76y 11 m and 25 d. He leaves to mourn his death his widow, a son Louis, a daughter Mrs. Ana Marie Dunlop and four brothers, Harry, Albert and Clifford of Ashton, Edward of Franklin Grove. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William & Floyd. Services were at St. John's Lutheran Church with Orville Kalkwarf officiating. Burial in Ashton cemetery.
Contributed by Pat France

ELIZA (ASCHENBRENNER) SCHAFER , nee Aschenbrenner and the beloved wife of Mr. George Schafer, died at her home in this village on Tuesday evening, January 25, of which notice was made in last week's Gazette. Mrs. Schafer was born July 21, 1840 in Reichen-sachen, Kries, Eschwege, Kurhessen, Germany and was 69 years 6 months and 4 days of age when death came and ended her noble life. Her last illness was cancer of the liver from which she suffered for a number of months but was only confined to her bed between three and four weeks. During this time she suffered intensely but bore it all with Christian fortitude and resignation to the will of God. At the age of 14 years she immigrated to this country with a sister and brother Conrad, and landed in Bradford township, near Lee Center in December 1854. On October 15, 1859 she was married to Mr. George Hotzel and to them were born eight children of whom five are living while three have died. In the year 1860, the family moved from Bradford to Iowa and from there to Nebraska in 1879. Here, Mr. Hotzel, the husband and father, died in 1886 which was a sore experience to the family. Two years later in 1888 the subject of this obituary was married to Uncle George Schafer, as he is favorably know here, who survives her. The deceased gave her heart and life to Christ at a campmeeting at Perkin's Grove near La Moille in the summer of 1857 and also united with the Evangelical church. Soon after her second marriage and coming to our village she became identified with the Salem United Evangelical church of which she was a faithful, active and honored member to the end. She was also a member of the Women's Home and Foreign Missionary Society from the time of its organization and took and active part in the Sunday school in which she taught until she was necessitated to stop because of failing eyesight. She leaves to mourn her departure, her aged husband who is in his 84th year and will greatly miss her help in his declining years, five children, William of Crivitz, Wisconsin; John and Mrs. Anna Brown of Kearney, Nebraska; Charles of Fleischer, North Dakota; and Miss Sophia at home, also 19 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 3 brothers, John, William and Fred Aschenbrenner all of California and a host of other relatives. The funeral took place last Saturday at 9:45 a.m. from her late home and at 10 a.m. from the Salem United Evangelical church and was largely attended, Rev. J. H. Johnson, her pastor, officiated. The body was placed in the receiving vault.
Found on Rootsweb website of George Young

RAYMOND W. SCHAFER , 66, a former Ashton area farmer died last Thursday in Colordo Springs. He was born Jan. 4, 1897 at Ashton the sone of Adam and Anna Newman Schafer. He married Luella Butler Nov. 23, 1921. They lived in the Ashton area until 1957 when they moved to Colorado. Surviving re his wife; a son, LuVerle of Coloardo Springs; a grandaughter, Alesia Rae; two brothers, Clarence and LeRoy both of Ashton; two sisters, Mae, Mrs. C.C. Kersten of Ashton and Grace, Mrs. Henry Kurz of Lindenwood. Services were held Tuesday in the Cluts Funeral home with Rev. H.R. Zager of Dwight, former Ashton EUB pastor, and Rev. Robert I. Roederer, pastor of teh Ashton EUB church officiating. Burial in Ashton Cemetery.
Contributed by Pat France

CYNTHIA JOY SCHINZER , one month, 4 day old daughter of John and Joyce Dennis Schinzer, Dixon, formerly of Ashton, died about 10 p.m. Thursday (21 July 1955) in Rockford Memorial Hospital. The infant was born June 17, 1955 in Rochelle. Services will be held Sunday in the Ashton Luthern church with the Rev. O. Kalkwarf officiating. Burial will be in Ashton Cemetery. Survivors also include a brother Richard John, the maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Berthal Dennis, Ashton, the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schinzer Sr., Ashton; Elmer Turner, Amboy a paternal Great Grandfather; E.O. Dennis, Richfield, maternal great grandfather and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kehm, Compton, maternal great grandparents.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 22 July 1955

ERNEST ADAM SCHINZER - Our deceased young brother and friend, Ernest Adam Schinzer, who was so suddenly called from this life, was born on the 28th day of August 1898, in bradford Township, Lee County, Illinois. When he was scarcely three years old death took from his his dearest and best friend, his loving mother; she departed this life 18 years ago on May 12, 1901. His father in consequence gave up farming and moved to town, living with Mr. and mrs. Henry Henert, where the children were under the care of their loving aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Henert, who treated them as kinly and considerately as if they had been her own. In these surroundings our departed friend grew up to be a bright, strong and well balanced boy who regularly attended the school in our village; graduated in the 8th grade and then continued for two years longer in the high school. In the meantime, his father, had moved back to the farm and as he needed the help of his son more and more our deceased young friend gave up his studies and from that time on devoted his time to farm work, his father eventually placing full reliance on him. It was while performing the duties of his daily life that the dreadful accident happened which brought this promising life to a sad and sudden close on Thursday between two and three o'clock. He reached the age of twenty years, nine months and twenty days, and leaves to mourn; his father; George Schinzer, his sisters, Mrs. Anna Katherine Sword, and Miss mary Schinzer and one nephew, Eugene Sword. Also his foster mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Henert, and a host of friends who are all deeply grieved because of the sudden and violent death of their beloved son, brother and friend. May the God of all grace and mercy console these our sorrowing friends with his heavenly grace and strengthen them abundantly with his help so that they may turn to Christ with the anxious longing cry of the heart. The funeral was Saturday at the home in Bradford Twp. and at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rev. Henry Foeisch officiating and burial was in the Ashton cemetery.
Contributed by Pat France

GEORGE SCHINZER , 81, Ashton, died early Thursday (8 Nov. 1951) at the home of his daughter Mrs. Anna Kate Sword in Reynolds Township. Mr. Schinzer was born Dec. 31, 1870 in Bradford Twp. the son of John Adam and Margaret Gleim Schinzer. He was married to Mary Griesy who preceded him in death in 1901. He is survived by two daughters Mrs. A.K. Sword and Mrs. Marie Mass of Ashton and a sister Mrs. Emma Miller, Dixon. Mr. Schinzer spent his entire life farming in the Ashton area, he retired recently. Services were 1:30 Saturday at the Cluts Funeral home with Rev. Orville Kalkwarf officiating. Burial in Ashton Cemetery.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 8 November 1951

EMMA C. (GEISE) SCHINZER , passed away Monday afternoon Jan. 26 at 1:40 at the home of her son Frank Schinzer in Bradford Twp. She was born March 4, 1865 in Bradford Twp. and was united in marriage to William Schinzer 17 Feb. 1887. Surviving her are one son Frank, her husband and a daughter preceding her in death. Four sisters and one brother also survive as follows; Mrs. Dora Kerst of Dixon, Mrs. Mollie Schnell and Mrs Tena Mulhausen of Ashton Miss. Anna Geise of Moline, and Henry Geise of Beloit Wisconsin. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon the Rev. F.W. Henke officiating and interment was in the Ashton cemetery.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 31 January 1948

FRANK G. SCHINZER SR. , 58, Ashton farmer, died at KSB hospital in Dixon yesterday (Sept. 8, 1955) after a six week illness. He was born March 14, 1897 in Bradford Twp. the son of William & Emma (Geise) Schinzer. He married Mary Alice Turner Jan. 15, 1919. Survivors are his widow, three sons; Frank Jr., Ashton, John, Dixon and Gene at home; a daughter Mrs. Ralph (Arlene) Glaser, West Brooklyn and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a grandchild. Mr. Schinzer was a member of St.John's Lutheran Church, the Lutheran brotherhood and the Masonic Lodge. Services will be Sunday at St. John's church, Rev. Orville Kalkwarf officiating with burial in Ashton cemetery.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 9 Sep 1955

GEORGE W. SCHMUCKER , 67, Dixon carpenter and contractor and well known in Masonic circles, died suddenly yesterday from what was thought to have been a heart attack. Mr. Schmucker and A. L. Wilson had gone to a creek near Franklin Grove on a fishing trip at noon . Mr. Schmucker went alone in search of water cress and when a half hour later his dog returned to the car alone, Mr. Wilson became alarmed and went in search of him. He found his body lying face down in the snow and with help, carried the body to the car and returned to Dixon . He is survived by his widow, a son and four daughters and nine grandchildren. He had lived in Dixon for 32 years.
Contributed by Suzy Wert - The Sterling Daily Gazette; Sterling , IL . 13 Feb 1935 p. 5 column 6
[Transcriber's note: This is George W. Schmucker, son of Aaron Schmucker and Mary Reitz Schmucker and husband of Mary Charlotte "Lottie" Shrock.]

STANLEY KENNETH SCHMUCKER - Memorial services for Stanley Kenneth Schmucker, 80, of Rolling Meadows were held July 23 at the Presbyterian Church of Palatine, [Illinois]. Born July 4, 1925, in Dixon, Ill., he died July 19 at his home [in Rolling Meadows, Illinois]. Mr. Schmucker was a veteran of World War II and Korea, serving in the Navy and retiring as a lieutenant commander. He also worked for Kemper Insurance in the claims department for many years. Mr. Schmucker is survived by his wife, Elaine (nee Black); his siblings, Charles (Patricia and the late Elaine), Harriett (Frank) Geisel and Margaret (the late George) Turk; his brothers-in-law, Bud (Fritz) Black and Gordon (Betty) Black; his sisters-in-law, Patricia (Ollie) Copeland, Mary Ellen (Jim) Cain and Beth (Ron) Smith; and 27 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jo Ann (nee Thompson); an aunt, Margo Dworkin; and a sister-in-law, Peggy (Stanley) Yedinak. Inurnment (sic) was in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 100 W. Palatine Road, Palatine, IL 60067; Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager, Barrington, IL 60010; or Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Great Lakes Naval Station, 610 B Farrugut Ave., Building 42, Great Lakes, IL 60088-2915. Arrangements were made with the Meadows Funeral Home, Rolling Meadows. [Transcriber's note: Stanley Schmucker was the son of Harry Arthur and Stella Kathryn Schmucker. But it is confusing: He is the great great grandson of COB members Christian Schmucker b. 1801 and Mary Ann Miller, NOT the great great grandson of Lutherans Jacob Schmucker b. 1819 and Catharine Kring. Jacob Schmucker was Christian Schmucker's brother; they were both born in Somerset Co, PA.
Contributed by Suzy Wert -
(Note: Stanley Schmucker left Wednesday for his new assignment at Miami, FL after completing a 21-day furlough here with his mother, Mrs. Stella Schmucker and his sisters. Stanley received his wings in the naval air corps at Corpus Christi, Texas early in December and now holds the rank of Ensign)

DEBORAH (SCHOFIELD) SCHROEDER , 53, of 407 W. Winfield, Morrison, IL, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at the University Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA. Deb was born on September 28, 1953, in Dixon, IL, to George and Irene (Szabo) Schofield. She attended St. Mary's School in Dixon and graduated from Dixon High School in 1971. She received her nursing diploma from Swedish American Hospital in 1974. She married Steven Gordon on May 11, 1974 in Dixon. They were divorced in 1989. She later married Philip Schroeder on November 11, 2000 in Morrison, IL. Deb was employed with various doctors in Clinton, IA and the Morrison Community Hospital. She was then employed with the Whiteside County Health Department, where she had a rewarding career for 17 years. While there she held different nursing positions, and at the time of her illness she was a Quality Assurance Nurse. She enjoyed her job, her co-workers and her patients, and while there she made many lasting friendships. More than anything, she loved spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Morrison. Survivors include her husband, Philip; one daughter, Cari Gordon of Fulton, IL; one son, Nathan (Natalie) Gordon of Dixon, IL; two step-daughters, Jennifer (Mrs. Craig) Thomas of Highwood, IL and Sara (Mrs. Bruce) Colmark of Sterling, IL; one step-son, Andy (Cecelia) Schroeder of Morrison, IL; two grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; two sisters, Judy (Mrs. Larry) Riffle of Dixon, IL and Mary (Mrs. Tom) Jackson of WA; one brother, George (Nancy) Schofield of Dixon, IL; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
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DOROTHY M. (NEWBERRY) SCHROEDER , 77, of Wisconsin Dells, formerly of Dixon, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, at her home. She had owned and operated with her husband Holiday Coin Wash, Dixon, and also worked for Head Start in Dixon and Polo. Most recently, she worked as a school bus driver for First Student, Baraboo, Wis. She was born July 22, 1934, in Virginia, Ill., the daughter of George and Dorothy (Embree) Newberry. Dorothy married Georgie T. Schroeder on Nov. 27, 1957, in Dixon. He preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 1990. She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne (Kerry) Enlow of Franklin Grove and Sandra (Joe) Barron of Nachusa; four grandchildren, Benjamin (Katie) Enlow, Megan Enlow, Blake Belman and Corderro Schroeder; one great-granddaughter, Julie Enlow; special nephew, Wayne Lengquist and his wife, Annie, and their children, Jackson and Hanna; and two sisters. She also was preceded in death by sisters, Hazel Newberry, Kathy Turner and Chantal Newberry. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home, Dixon. A private family service will be Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kim Chapman, pastor of Chana and Lighthouse United Methodist churches, officiating. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Dixon. A memorial has been established. Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.
Contributed by Suzanne (Schroeder) Enlow

GEORGIE THOMAS SCHROEDER , 52, 619 Logan Ave., died Tuesday Nov. 13, 1990 in his home after a long illness. He was an employee of the Central Telephone Company of Dixon. He was born June 27, 1938 in Pittsburg (IL), the son of William and Helen (Cochran) Schroeder and married Dorothy Newberry on Nov. 27, 1957 in Dixon. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of Dixon; daughters, Mrs. Kerry (Suzanne) Enlow and Sandra Belman, both of Dixon; brother, Charles (Sue) Schroeder of Pittsburg; grandchildren, Benjamin and Megan Enlow and Blake Belman, all of Dixon. Funeral is at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Patrick's, with Rev. John Stringini, pastor, officiating. Internment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, with an 8 p.m. prayer service. A memorial has been established to the Sauk Valley Hospice.
Contributed by Suzanne Schroeder Enlow / From The Telegraph, Dixon, IL, Nov. 14, 1990

HELEN (COCHRAN) SCHROEDER , 63, 1722 Factory St., died Saturday in KSB Hospital. She was born Sept. 7, 1913 in Crab Orchard, the daughter of E. Charles (Elisha Napolian) and Fannie Bogart Cochran. She was married to William Schroeder, July 16, 1932 in Marion. Mrs. Schroeder was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by two sons, Georgie, Dixon and Charles, Pittsburg,Ill.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1:30p.m., in Chapel Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Gridley officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home today from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m..
Contributed by Suzanne Schroeder Enlow / Dixon Telegraph, Dixon IL, 9 Apr. 1977

IDA BENSON (REINHOLD) SCHULTHEIS SCHROEDER - Funeral services for Ida A. Schroeder (Ida Benson) 71, of Yankton, S.D. formerly of Dixon, who passed away Friday (11 June 1948) at KSB hospital, will be held at the Jones Funeral home Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Noble C.Ford pastor of the Church of God will officiate and burial will be in Prairie Repose. Ida was born at Madison Wisc. March 13, 1877 the daughter of F.H. & Julia Reinhold. On March 27, 1894 she married Peter Schultheis who preceded her in death Aug. 5, 1921. To this union were born six children; Gertrude Hemphill, Portland Ore: Lila Puszewski, Little Rock Ark; George, Portland Ore; Glenn, Kenosha Wis; Kenneth, Franklin Grove and Charles, Portland Ore. who preceded her in death July 19, 1945. Also surviving are four brothers; Amiel, Lebanon Ore; William, Amboy; Charles, Shabbona; Alfa, Amboy. 25 grandchildren and 12 Great grandchildren. On March 9, 1943 she was married to W.C. Schroeder of Yankton S.D. who also survives. Mrs. Schroeder was visiting her son Kenneth in Franklin Grove since May 25, when she became ill.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 14 June 1948

KATHRYN ALICE SCHROEDER - Funeral services for Kathryn Alice Schroeder, three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Schroeder, were held Friday, march 20, in St. Catherine Catholic Church. The Mass of the Angels was offered by the Rev. Thomas A. Neville. Committal was in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 21, 1964 - Saturday, pg 2

WILLIAM JAMES SCHROEDER , 59, 1722 W. Factory St., died this morning in KSB hospital, following a short illness. He was born July 31, 1910, in Marion, the son of William and Amanda Jones Schroeder. Schroeder was married to Helen Cochran, July 16, 1932, in Marion. He was preceded in death by one half-sister and three half-brothers. Survivors include his widow; two sons, Georgie, Dixon, and Charles, Pittsburg, Ill.; four grandchildren; a half-sister, Jessie Kobler, Marion. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel Hill Funeral Home with the Rev. Maurice Reed, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Park. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Contributed by Suzanne Schroeder Enlow / From the Dixon Telegraph, Dixon IL, March 27, 1970

JOHN SCHUMM , a resident of Dixon for 60 years passed away this morning at 12:15 o'clock at his home 510 Squires avenue. He had been failing for the past five months. Mr. Schumm operated a tailor shop in Dixon for many years but retired some time ago. He was born in Weitenburg Germany April 7, 1859 and came to this city in 1880 where he since resided. Surviving him are his widow, five daughters and one son. Mrs. William Dunn of Stockton, Calif, Mrs. Mary Prescott, Mrs. Anna Wilson , Mrs. Harriett Benson of this city Mrs. Emma DeCamp of LaGrange and one son Louis of Dixon. Funeral services will be held at Grace Evangelical church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the pastor Rev. George Nielson officiating and with interment in Oakwood.

ROSINA (WOHRLE/WHORLE) SCHUMM ,82, passed away at her home, 510 Squires avenue at 4:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon after an illness of a week's duration, following a fall. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon and at Grace Evangelical church at 2:30, the Rev. George N. Nielson, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The body will be at the Stapels funeral home until 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Mrs. Schumm who has been a resident of Dixon for 42 years, was born in Germany April 18 1860. She is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Anna Wilson, Mrs. Mary Prescott, Mrs. Gilbert Finch, all of Dixon, Mrs. L. C. Dunn of Stockton, Calif and Mrs. Emma DeCamp of LaGrange; and on e son Louis Schumm of Dixon; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death two years ago. {unknown newspaper obit}

Another Obituary: Mrs. Rosina Schumm (Whorle) was born in Germany on April 18, 1860 and passed from this life in her home at 510 Squires avenue, Dixon, Ill on Tuesday, Nov 10, 1942 at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 23 days. Mrs. Schumm came to American at the age of 21 years and was united in marriage to John Schumm in Sterling soon after arrival in this country. They made their home in Sterling until 189?, in Clinton, Iowa and until 1900 and in Dixon subsequently. Mr. and Mrs. Schumm joined the Evangelical church of Sterling in 1888 on confession of faith. They transferred their membership to the Evangelical church in Clinton during the years of their residence there. On March 18, 1900 they affiliated with the Grace Evangelical church of Dixon and of which they have been faithful and devoted members thought the many years. Mr. Schumm preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1940 and notwithstanding the thoughtful care with which her family surrounded her since his passing, all missed his companionship very much, However she grew on beautifully in the something the spirit of the poet who wrote: "Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. The last of life for which the first was made. Our times are in His hand Who saith "A whole I planned Youth shows but half trust God see all nor be afraid" (Browning) Left to mourn her passing are the following; one son Louis of Dixon; five daughters Mrs. Mary Prescott, Mrs. Anna Wilson and Mrs. Harriet Finch of Dixon, Mrs. Emma DeCamp of LaGrange, Ill; and Mrs. Elsie Dunne of Stockton, Calif. Funeral services were held on Friday Nov 13, 1942 from the home and the Grace Evangelical church of Dixon, Rev. Geo N Nielsen, pastor officiating, Interment in Oakwood

ROSEMARY (RUCKER) HESS SHEDD , age 59 of Decorah, IA and formely of Dixon and Polo, IL died Sunday Nov. 19, 2006 in her home. She was born in Chicago, IL on June 16, 1947 the daughter of Lewis and Mary (Ruffalo) Rucker. She had owned and operated Rucker Kane Associates for 16 years and sold Mary Kay Cosmetics. She married Daniel K Shedd Jan. 22, 2000. He preceded her in death on May 28, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her father. She is survived by a daughter Deborah (Robert) Smith of Decorah, IA, a son William (Pamela) Hess of Denver, NC, grandchildren Matthew, Kathryn and Rebecca Hess, and Abigail, Miles, and Isabella Smith. She is also survived by her Mother Mary Rucker of Decorah, IA. Funeral services will be on Saturday Nov. 25, 2006 begining with a 9:30 AM prayer service in the Jones Funeral Home followed by a 10:00 Mass of Christian Burial at St Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon with the Rev. Robert Jones pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Dixon. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM in the Jones Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to St. Benedicts in Decorah, IA.

ESTHER A. (NELSON) SHELLEY , 72, of 2403 E. 19th St., Sterling died Sunday morning (29 Sept 1985) in Community General Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services for Mrs. Shelley will be on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. at the Grace Episcopal Church of Sterling with Rev. Stanley E. Corklin, the rector, officiating, with burial in Woodside Cemetery in Lee Center. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Allen Funeral home in Sterling. A memorial has been established in her memory to the Grace Episcopal Church in Sterling. Mrs. Shelley was born on Dec. 3, 1912 in Lee County, the daughter of Hans and Lydia Sonne Nelson. She was united in mrriage to James H. Shelley on June 2, 1955 in Beardstown. He preceded her in death in 1977. Mrs. Shelley was an attendant at the Coin Laundry Plaza in Sterling and a member of the Grace Episcopal Church of Sterling. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Harold (Joann) Shroyer of Dixon, Mrs. Wallace (Delores) Heckman of Harmon, and Ms. Sandra Escamilla of Sterling; two sons, John Nolan of Harvey, La., and Philip Shelley of Sterling; 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Dunham of Barberton, Ohio and Mrs. Marie Politsch of Oregon; two brothers, Paul Nelson of Massillion, Ohio and Carl Nelson of Evansville, Ind., many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 30, 1985 - Monday, pg A4

CATHERINE SMUCKER , at the residence of her on in Franklin Grove [Illinois] Tuesday April 7th, 1889 at the age of 70 years, 7 months and 29 days. Mrs. Smucker was born in Summerset (sic - should be Somerset Co) county, Pa, September 18th, 1818 , and removed to this county in the spring of 1864. She was a constant member of the Evangelical Church for forty-four years and continued in this faith at the time of her death. The mother of fourteen children, five sons of whom are living. The internment took place Thursday afternoon. Rev W. Touke, of Freeport officiating.
Contributed by Suzy Wert - Ashton Press, Dixon , Lee County , Illinois 11 May 1889, pg. 1, col. 3

DONNA (YINGLING) SPANGLER , 75, of Franklin Grove, died, Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon. Mrs. Spangler was born November 28, 1930, in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Silas C. and Hazel V. (Watts) Yingling. She married Glenn Spangler on October 22, 1952, in Amboy, IL. Donna loved to bake cakes and enjoyed craft work. Survivors include her husband, Franklin Grove; one son, Scott (Marilyn) Spangler, Franklin Grove; one daughter, Vicky (Richard) Horton, Dixon; one brother, Donald (Norma) Yingling, Franklin Grove; two grandchildren, Zachary and Alecia; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Richard Yingling. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2006, at the Franklin Grove Womens Club Hall at Atlasta Park, Franklin Grove, with the Rev. Colleen Lawrence, pastor of the Franklin Grove Presbyterian Church, Franklin Grove, officiating. Private interment of cremains will be at Franklin Grove Cemetery at a later date.

NELLIE PEARL (CARSON) SPANGLER , the only daughter of Wilbert and Sarah Carson was born 29 November 1885 in Nachusa Twp. and passed away at her ome in Nachusa December 26, 1944 at the age of 59 years and 27 days. She was united in marriage March 6, 1912 to Charles E Spangler and to this union five children were born. One daughter Avis preceded her in death in April 1916. She leaves to mourn her passing her husband, two daughters, Flavel at home, Mrs. Paul (Beth) Clouse of Sublette; two sons Orlando and Arnold both serving in the armed forces overseas. Three grandaughters, Linda Clouse, Esther Pearl and Sandra Lee Spangler. She is also survived by five brothers, Charles of Fargo ND., Harry, Ray, Clyde and Jesse all of Dixon. Early in life she united with St. Pauls Lutheran church of Dixon. Later she transfered her membership to St. Pauls of Nachusa and continued to be active in the work of the church and Missionary society, until her passing. Mrs. Spangler was a devoted wife and mother her first thoughts always being of her family. She was always willing to lend a helping hand to her neighbors. Funeral services were held Thursday December 28, 1944 from the St. Pauls Lutheran Church of Nachusa with Rev. Leroy Weihe and Rev. F.R. Bacon officiating. Interment in the Emmert Cemetery. The casket bearers were E.L. Crawford, Charles Shippert, Glen Dysart, John Crawford, Charles Coleman and Bert Ortgiesen.
Dixon Evening Telegraph January 3, 1945

HARRISON STITLER , 73, Route 5, Dixon, died Friday (9 Apr 1982) at Dixon Public Hospital. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m Sunday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Dixon, and funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Tom Shepherd, pastor of the First Christian Church, Dixon, officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Park, and a Memorial has been established to the Sinnissippi Lung Association. Harrison Stitler was born April 6, 1910 in DeKalb, and was married to Marian Burkett Feb. 16, 1963 in Oregon. He was a veteran of World War II, and was a member of the Loyal Order of The Moose, Dixon. Survivors include his wife, Marian, two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Cheryl) Nielson, Dixon, and Mrs. John (Shirley) Wiss, Burns, Ore.; two sons, Duane Klapprodt, Dixon, and Roy Klapprodt, Sterling, a brother, Delbert, Crawfordsville, Ind., and nine grandchildren.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, April 10, 1982 - Saturday, pg 4

EUGENE ANDREW SULLIVAN , a practicing physician in Amboy since 1899, passed away at the Amboy public hospital at 4:45 o'clock this morning after an illness of a month's duration. Funeral arrangements, which are being made at the Mihm funeral home, will be announced later. Dr. Sullivan was born in Flagg township, Ogle county. Nov. 5 1876, a son of Jeremiah and Bridget Sullivan. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1809 and established his practice here in May of that year. In 1905 he studied at the Universities of Vienna, and Berlin, receiving a post-graduate degree at the former school. He s survived by his widow: four sons. Lt. Commander John L. Sullivan. U.S.N, Lt. E. M. Sullivan. U.S.N, Lt. (j g.} D.J. Sullivan. U. S. N., and Dr. Gene Sullivan of Amboy: four grandchildren: three brothers. Michael and John of Rochelle and Jay of Rockford: and three sisters, Mary. Mrs. David DeCoursey and Mrs. John Sweeney, all of Rochelle. His parents, three brothers and an infant son preceded him in death

J. FOREST SUTTER , 51, former local businessman and later resident of Dixon, died suddenly Friday evening in Berwyn, Ill. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Betty Suter, a son Kenneth of St. Louis; a sister, Mrs. Merna Wise, San Francisco, Calif., and his mother, Mrs. Frank Suter, Dixon. Funeral services were to be held Monday afternoon in the Preston Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 9, 1956 - Monday, page 2


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