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DELLA E. VAN KEUREN , Graveside services for Della E. VanKeuren, 94, Lawrence, will be Friday at the Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy, Ill. Mrs. VanKeuren died Tuesday at Heritage Manor in Lawrence. She formerly lived at Babcock Place, 1700 Mass. Born March 30, 1896, in Somonauk, Ill., she was a cashier at the Eagles Nest in the Kansas Union for 21 years before her retirement. She was married to George VanKeuren in 1915. He died in 1945. Survivors include a granddaughter and two nephews.
Contributed by Karen Holt

HARMON VAN PATTEN - The death of Mr. H. Van Patten, of Steward, Illinois, occured at the home of his son Dr. E. M. Van Patten Sunday morning at five o'clock after a lingering illness of several years. The body will be taken to his home in Steward tonight where funeral services will be held Tuesday at one o'clock. Dr. Van Patten and mother and sister will accompany the body. The deceased came to this city for treatment about two months ago. All hope of his recovery had been given up this last week for he grew weaker and weaker with every day. Mrs. H. Van Patten arrived in Fort Dodge Wednesday morning and later in the week one of his daughters, Mrs. Atwood, of Langdon came to his bedside. H. Van Patten was one of the oldest residents of Steward being seventy years of age. He leaves a wife and five children besides a host of friends to mourn his death. The children are, Mrs. L. L. Atwood, of Langdon, Mrs. Mabel Clark of Aurora, Illinois, Miss Marion Van Patten, of Steward, Messrs. E. M. Van Patten, of Fort Dodge, Fred Van Patten, of North Park, Colorado."
Contributed by Karen Holt - (from The Fort Dodge Messinger" Fort Dodge, Iowa, Monday Evening January 22, 1906 page)
Funeral Notice:
From "Fort Dodge Semi Weekly Chronicle" Fort Dodge, Iowa, Friday, January 26, 1906, VXXII No. 8, Page 6. "Harmon Van Patten, father of Dr. Van Patten of this city, died at the home of his son, Sunday morning. Deseased had resided in this city since the middle of December and was over seventy years of age. Three children and his wife were at the bedside when death came. The children are Fred, of Colorado, Mrs. L. Atwood, of Langdon, Iowa and Dr. Van Patten. The remains were taken to Steward, Illinois, the family home, where interment was made. Owing to the fact that he has been ill during the larger part of the time since his arrival in the city, Mr. Van Patten was little known in the city. The many friends of Dr. and Mrs. Van Patten will sympthize with them in their bereavement." After Hannah Nettleton Van Patten's death, Harmon married Jeanette "Nettie" Fuller Sept. 5, 1878, the "wife" mentioned above. They had one child, Marion Delight Van Patten.
Contributed by Karen Holt --- From "The Fort Dodge Messinger" Fort Dodge, Iowa, Monday Evening January 22, 1906 page 8.
Harmon Van Patten Biography

JOHN J. VARJU - 75, of Dixon, formerly of Batavia, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 20000 at the Claremont of Lee County. Mr. Varju was born Feb. 7, 1924 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of John C. and Catherine (Musch) Varju. He married Doratha Varju in 1978, in Batavia. She died Sept. 28, 1999. He was a prisoner of war during World War II and served in the Army 106th Infantry Division and at the Battle of the Bulge. He was a writer for Midwest Outdoors Magazine. He was a member of the VFW Post, Batavia. Survivors include a son, John H. Varju of Dixon; two daughters, Rosann (Mike) Grandy of Helena, Mont., and Christine Naughton of Sandwich; a stepson, Collier Jennings of Batavia; a stepdaughter, Francine Martinez of Batavia; and two sisters, Rosemarie Plunge and Magdalena Vaughan, both of Joliet. He was preceded in death by a brother.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 8, 2000 - pg A5

C.A. VON VOULOIR - 31, of 607 N. Dixon Ave., Dixon, died Oct. 29, 1992, at his home. Private graveside services were held today at the Belle Fontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. The Jones Funeral home in Dixon was in charge of arrangements. Mr. BonVouloir was born March 3, 1961, in Morrison, the son of Arthur and Cathleen (Deeds) VonBouloir. He married Karen Beckley May 23, 1986, in Dixon. He was employed in the shipping department at Raynor Door Manufacturing in Dixon for the past six years. He is survived by his wife of Dixon; one daughter, Danielle, at home; his parents of Bloomington; two sisters, Barbara Ann BonVouloir and Mrs. Randy (Cindy) Fight, both of Bloomington.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 2, 1992 - Monday, pg 2

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