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CLARENCE A. ZABEL , age 91, of Amboy, died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004, at Amboy Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Graveside services will be on Friday, Jan. 16, 2004, at 11 a.m., at Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy, with the Rev. Christine Stienstra, Pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amboy, officiating. Arrangements by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. Mr. Zabel was born July 29, 1912, in Wibaux, Mont., the son of William and Gertrude (Kranich) Zabel. He married Sylvia Martie Baker Oct. 17, 1936, in Rock Falls. She preceded him in death Nov. 12, 2000. Survivors include one daughter, Janice (Donald) Koch of Dixon; two grandchildren, Steven (Mary) Koch of Glen Ellyn, and Jan Koch of Wheaton; three great-grandchildren, Drew, Jacob and Allison Koch of Glen Ellyn; one brother, Roy (Ruth) Zabel of Ripley, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews including Connie Anderson of Mountain Home, Ark. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. He had farmed in the Amboy area prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Amboy Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Lee County Farm Bureau

LUELLA J. (SMITH) ZACHARIAS , 68, of Dixon, died Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at her home. She worked at Plews-Edelmans, Dixon, for 8 years prior to her retirement in 1988. Mrs. Zacharias was born August 2, 1937, in Dixon, IL, the daughter of Fred and Ethel (Handold) Smith. She married Arthur Zacharias on July 21, 1964, in Dixon. He preceded her in death on June 5, 1988. Survivors include four sons, William (Lynne) Zacharias, Dixon, Robert Ewurs, Des Moines, IA, Clarence Ewurs, Columbia, MO, Eric Ewurs, Des Moines, IA; four daughters, Mary (Tim Vock) Dever, Polo, Hazel Zacharias, Missouri, Linda (Dan) Salinas, Othello, WA, Debra (Ron) Ewurs, Des Moines, IA; five nephews, Fred (Vickie) Kelchner, Frank (Connie) Kelchner, Lyle Kelchner, Calvin (Sana) Kelchner, Gail (Sue Evans) Kelchner Sr.; 23 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and one sister, Ethel Kelchner. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon, with the Rev. Stan Rodabaugh, pastor of the Dixon Church of the Brethren, Dixon. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon.

VALERIE J. (SCHRAMM) ZELEPUGAS ,71, of Amboy, formerly of Chicago , died at home Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007. She was born in Chicago on March 16, 1936, the daughter of Leon and Willardean (Briner) Schramm. She worked for Armour and Co., Chicago, and in the Chicago Public school system from 1968-1975. She then worked for American Cyanamid and Reflector Hardware before retiring from Siemans Gammasonics in 1998. She volunteered for Misericordia, was a den mother for Cub Scouts and a cheerleader coach for St. Rita and O’Toole schools in Chicago . She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Amboy and the Amboy American Legion Auxiliary. Her love for her children was her best asset, whether good or bad, healthy or ill. She only saw the good in her children. Her own, of course, were at the top of her list. And how she loved Amboy. The community opened up their arms and contributed to a great life in Amboy. Thank you to the Clipper football community, the American Legion Auxiliary and all of Amboy. She married Adam Zelepugas in Chicago on Nov. 19, 1955. She was preceded in death by her parents; on sister, Carole Mitchell; and one daughter-in-law, Riki Zelepugas. She is survived by her husband of Amboy; three sons, Curt Zelepugas of Aurora , Colo. , Mark (Linda) Zelepugas of Lombard and Jeffrey Zelepugas of Crystal Lake; six grandchildren, Leigh and Kelly Zelepugas, Matthew and John Zelepugas and Eris and Reic Zelepugas; one brother, Paul (Penny) Schramm of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Fay (Ken) McGowan of Peoria and Elaine Ryan of Oak Forest. Cremation rites have been accorded. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at St. Patrick Church, Amboy, with the Rev. Carl Beekman officiating.
The Dixon Telegraph, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007, Page A2 – Col. 1-2

MICHAEL JOEL ZEMAN , 19, died Jan. 17, 2009. He was born Jan. 6, 1990 in Glendale, Arizona. He attended Paw Paw Elementary School, graduated from Oglesby Junior High, and St. Bede Academy and was attending Illinois Valley Community College. He was a talented musician playing guitar, keyboard, and piano as well as composing. He is survived by his parents, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Joseph and Rhonda Zeman of LaSalle; his paternal grandmother, Alice Zeman of Paw Paw; maternal grandparents Fred and Kathy Sammons of Hennepin; 3 brothers, Matthew (Allyson) Zeman of Mountain View, California, Bradley (Armanda) Zeman of Aliso Viejo, California, and Patrick Marlett of Rockford; one sister, Sarah (Nathan) Senica of Oglesby; and surrounded by a family of loving aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, George Zeman of Paw Paw, and his mother, Gracie Dannewitz of Paw Paw. Visitation will be Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Oglesby, 1110 South Columbia St., Oglesby. and an 11:00 a.m. service Friday at the First Presbyterian Church, Chicago Road, in Paw Paw with visitation 2 hours prior to time of service. Rev. Dan Wierenga and Rev. Dr. Anne Hoflen officiating. Burial will be at Wyoming Cemetery, Paw Paw, with a lunch following at the Paw Paw Community Center. Arrangements by Torman Funeral Home in Paw Paw.
Contributed by Karen Holt - Burial: Wyoming Cemetery, Paw Paw, Lee County, Illinois

GLENN G. ZENTZ , 91, of Rock Falls , died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at CGH Medical Center after an extended illness. He was a life-time farmer in the area. Mr. Zentz was born June 24, 1916, in Paw Paw, the son of Jerry and Mable (Kessel) Zentz. He married Marie A. Riley on Oct 3, 1936, in Mount Carroll . She preceded him in death on July 7, 1978. He married Patti A. Gollakner on Oct. 10, 1981, in Harmon. She preceded him in death on April 12, 1999. He was a 21-year member of Pine-creek Independent Church , Polo. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Machen of Amboy and Mary (Todd) Fragd of Rock Falls; two sons, Jack (Joanne) Zentz of Fort Myers, Fla., and Delbert Gollakner of Colchester , England ; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon , with the Rev. Ryan Jasper, pastor of Pine-creek Independent Church , Polo, officiating. Burial is at Oakwood Cemetery , Dixon . Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to Pine-creek Independent Church , Polo. Taken from: The Dixon Telegraph, Tuesday, August 14, 2007, Page A2 – Col. 3-4
Contributed by Pat Easterday - Taken from: The Dixon Telegraph, Tuesday, August 14, 2007, Page A2 – Col. 3-4

COURTLAND MUDGE ZIEGLER - Rock Falls Man Apparent Suicide Victim - Rock Falls Police are investigating the death of Courtland M. Ziegler, 34, of 203 Ave. F., Rock Falls, who was found fatally wounded at 3:48 p.m. Monday. According to reports, police said that it was an apparent suicide as a medium-size caliber revolver was found near the body. An inquest is pending into the death.
Courtland Ziegler, 34, of 203 Ave. F. Rock Falls, died Monday afternoon in his home. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Rock River Christian Center in Rock Falls with Gary Host, pastor, officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were completed by the Wheelock Allen Funeral Home. A memorial has been established in his memory. Mr. Ziegler was born Nov. 10, 1948 in Dixon, the son of Dr. Rudolph and Barbara (Mudge) Ziegler Jr. He was employed by the Chicago Northwestern Railroad at the time of his death. He is survived by one son, Courtland, Jr., and one daughter, Melissa, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Barbara Ziegler of Davis, California; three brothers, Rudolph of Waynesboro, Tennessee, Randy of Davis, California and Eric of San Diego, California and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Ziegler of Hialeah, Florida. He was preceded in death by his father and maternal grandparents.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 23, 1982 - Tuesday, page A4

MARY BROWN (PRITCHARD) ZIEGLER , 73, of 1505 Howard St., Sterling, died Sunday morning in the Dixon Health Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Behrens-Blair Funeral Home with Father William Schwartz of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Nelson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Zeigler was born Feb. 6, 1909 in Kewanee, the daughter of Harold and Mary (Gannon) Brown. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She is survived by three sons, Lloyd Pritchard, Milledgeville, Donald Pritchard, Forreston, and Robert Zeigler, Sandy, Utah; three daughters, Mrs. Leo (Betty) Weaver, Exello, Mo., Ruth Shaffer, Dixon and Patricia Henderson, Rock Falls; 14 grandchildren 12 great grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Marjorie Habben of Rock Falls. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, C. Pritchard and O. E. Zeigler, one daughter, Doris Maxine Pritchard, and two brothers, Harold and Clarence Brown.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 21, 1982 - Tuesday, page A4

TERRI LYNN (HENDRED) ZIMMERMAN was born in Dixon to Donna and Chuck Hendren. Survived by a sister, Angie Lampson of Paw Paw and brother Chuck Hendren of Paw Paw. Also survived by her father and mother.
Contributed by Karen Holt
Birth: Nov. 26, 1960 Paw Paw Lee County Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 1994 Paw Paw Lee County Illinois, USA

JEANETTE A. (DULEN) ZULIENE 90, of Amboy, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Mendota Community Hospital. Jeannette was born Sept. 28, 1919, in Sublette, the daughter of William and Jessie (Fisher) Dulen. She was a teacher in one-room schoolhouses in May Township for 7 years. Jeannette was united in marriage to Urban W. Zurliene on May 17, 1947, in Maytown. He preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1974. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Catholic Woman's Club, and American Legion Post #453 Auxiliary for 55 years, Amboy Hobby Club, all in Amboy. She is survived by three daughters, Cheryl (John) Laskasky of Addison, Pam (Mike) McCracken of Amboy, and Debbie Zurliene of Downers Grove; one son, Barry Zurliene of Amboy; five grandchildren, Katie (John) Hoarty, Michael Laskasky, Shauna (Dan) Dinges, Jaron McCracken, and Abby Zurliene; and three great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Mychala, and Olivia Dinges. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Scheidenhelm and Margery Broers; and one granddaughter, Kendra McCracken. Prayer service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mihm-Jones Funeral Home, Amboy, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Amboy, with Monsignor Thomas Bales, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Amboy. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Surce: Pat Easterly The Dixon Telegraph Friday, Aug. 27, 2010Page A4 - Col. 1-2

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