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ALBERT W. PARKINSON - Word has been received by Clifford Luettig, Pearl City, of the death of his brother-in-law, Albert W. Parkinson, formerly of Freeport , who died Saturday evening in Veteran’s Hospital, Tucson , Arizona where he had been a patient since July. (Transcriber’s Note: His date of death was September 14, 1963.) He was born in Rodney , Michigan December 2, 1919, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cy Parkinson. He lived with his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clarkson, formerly of Freeport , after his mother’s death. He married Belva Luettig in May 1945. He was employed by McCulloch Motors and Quality Oil Company while living in Freeport . He was a member of the First Lutheran Church and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife; and one son, Karl, at home. Funeral service and burial will be in Tucson .
Contributed by Alice Horner

DONALD A. PASH , 87, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2009, in Naples, Fla., where the last four years, he lived near his brother, Robert, and his wife, Dorothy. He was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Freeport, a son of Raymond C. Pash and Emma L. Hagemann. Don’s interest in music began at an early age. He pursued studies in oboe and in conducting. He graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from Northwestern University, and went on to receive a PhD in music from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He studied conducting with the distinguished conductor Pierre Monteux. Don’s next step was to pursue post-doctoral work in television production at Syracuse University, a field where he would then come to make a profound contribution to the arts on television. He joined the Michigan State University faculty in East Lansing in 1953 and became a full professor and fine arts producer for almost 40 years. He produced more than 1,000 programs in music and the arts, including many with members of the MSU faculty. Because of his ability to quickly recognize exceptional talent, he was able to bring future world-renowned musicians – such as Yo Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Murray Perahia, Emanual Ax, Jessye Norman and Kathleen Battle to WKAR television before their careers were fully launched. On the international scene, he was a judge of the Prix Italia competition sponsored by the Italian radio and television network; he conducted youth orchestras abroad, he brought many of Yehudi Menuhin’s young students for a program at MSU television. One of these young students was Nigel Kennedy, who some years later returned to MSU television as a renowned solo artist. After Don retired in 1987, he returned to Chicago to immerse himself in music, especially at Orchestra Hall with his beloved Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He was avid about reading. Also surviving are his brother, Stanley E. Pash and his wife, Audrey, of Freeport; his nephews, Gregory Pash of Traverse City, Mich., and Stanford Pash of Grand Ledge, Mich.; his nieces, Nadiene Dahms of Byron, Renita Smith of Freeport and Renee Bradarich of Apple River. Contributions in memory of Donald A. Pash may be sent to Northwestern University School of Music, Evanston, or to WKAR Classical Music Endowment Fund at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich. Inurnment will be at Oakland Cemetery in Freeport.
Contributed by Alice Horner

CLEO ABELS PERKINS , 73, of Atascadero , California , died Saturday March 30, 1996 in a Templeton, California hospital. Daughter of Walter and Mildred (Loos) Schleich, she was born November 6, 1922 in Freeport . She and Joseph W. Abels were married in 1945 in Freeport . He preceded her in death. In 1973 she and Foster “Bud” Perkins were married in Freeport . She and her second husband managed apartments including Rancho del Bordo Mobile Home Estates. She worked many years as a retail women’s clothing salesperson at Lillian’s and later at Charles V. Weise in Rockford . She also was a cafeteria cook at Washington Junior High School . Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Sharon (C. James) Abels-Redler of Buffalo Grove; two sons, Pete Walter (Jacqueline) Abels of Winnebago and Frank (Nadine) Perkins of San Luis Obispo, California; six grandchildren, Kassandra Alfredson-DeRosa of New Britain, Connecticut, Melinda Alfredson-Messbarger, Melinda Alfredson-Butler, and Tavis Allen Alfredson, all of Rockford, and Monica Leslie Abels and Lucus William Abels, both of Winnebago; 9 great-grandchildren, one sister, Delores (Francis “Stab”) Stabenow Jr. of Freeport; one nephew and two great-nieces. Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday at Sunset Funeral Home in Rockford with the Rev. Murray Hanson of Third Presbyterian Church officiating. Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens .
Contributed by Alice Horner

ALICE MARIE (YODER) PFEIFFER , 1742 S. Highland Ave., died in Freeport Memorial Hospital this morning following a short illness. She had been a patient in the hospital since Saturday. She was born May 12, 1905, in Freeport, the daughter of George and Emma (Ward) Yoder. On Sept. 26, 1922, she was married to Edward Pfeiffer in Rockford. Surviving are her husband, five sons, John, Robert, Ronald and Anthony, all of Freeport, and Edward Jr. of Lena; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Molly) Heinrich and Miss Sylvia Pfeiffer, both of Freeport; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Wayne and Eff L. Yoder, both of Freeport; and three sisters, Mrs. LeRoy Schlegel, Beloit, Wis.; Mrs. Genora Oppold, Freeport, and Mrs. Tony Giuffre, Scioto Mills. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, James, a daughter, a sister and three brothers. Funeral service will be Wednesday afternoon at 3 in Walker Mortuary. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
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EDWARD J. PFEIFFER , of 1742 S. Highland Ave., a World War I veteran, died Monday noon at the home of his sisters, 26 W. Clark St., after an apparent heart attack. Born Jan. 22, 1893, in Harlem Township, he was the son of John and Amelia (Miller) Pfeiffer. He married Alice Marie Yoder Sept. 26, 1922, in Rockford. She died March 13, 1967. Surviving are five sons, John, Robert, Ronald and Anthony, all of Freeport, and Edward Jr. of Lena; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer (Molly) Heinrich of Freeport and Mrs. Robert (Sylvia) Wurster of McConnell. Also, 26 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Josephine) Sheetz and Mrs. William (Hannah) Zimmerman, both of Freeport, and Mrs. Clarence (Theresa) Matson of Milwaukee, Wis. A daughter, a son, four grandchildren, a brother and five sisters also preceded him in death. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Walker Mortuary. The Rev. John Bruce, pastor of Red Oak United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
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THOMAS R. PFIESTERER , 102, of Freeport , died Friday December 20, 1996 at Freeport Memorial Hospital . Born September 24, 1894 in Brodhead , Wisconsin , he was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Rupert) Pfisterer. He married Dorothy G. Murphy February 7, 1925. She died January 28, 1970. From 1921 to 1924 he taught math in Brodhead , Wisconsin . From 1924 to 1935 he taught math and was superintendent of schools in Winslow. From 1935 until his retirement in 1959 he was superintendent of the Stephenson County Schools. He was a 1921 graduate of the Beloit College , and a World War I Army veteran. He was a member of First United Methodist Church , American Legion 139, Orangeville Masonic Lodge 687, Freeport Consistory, National Education Associating, Illinois Retired Teachers Association, and the Stephenson County Retired Teachers Association. He is survived by one daughter, Elisabeth R. Pfisterer of Freeport ; one son, Dr. T. R. Pfisterer of Tempe , Arizona ; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers, and four sisters. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Walker Mortuary with the Rev. Gary Waters of First United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Brodhead , Wisconsin . Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday at Walker Mortuary. A memorial fund has been established for First United Methodist Church .
Contributed by Alice Horner

EDITH A. (SAXBY) PIEFER , 91, of Pearl City , died Sunday July 4, 1999 at Lena Continental Manor nursing home. She was born December 31, 1907 in Pearl City to Thorndyke and Marie (Bleymeyer) Saxby. She married Glenn Piefer March 25, 1933. He died August 1, 1966. She taught at several country schools in Loran and Kent , and retired from Pearl City Elementary School . She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pearl City , Order of the Eastern Star and the Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed knitting, ceramics and playing cards with her friends. Survivors include four grandchildren, Cindy (Stan) Kasper and LuAnn (Steve) Hasenyager, all of Freeport; Steve (Connie) Quittschrieber of Pearl City and Rob Quittschrieber and fiancée, Julie Newbery of Roscoe; five great-grandchildren, Jeremy Kasper and Amy and Lisa Hasenyager, all of Freeport, and Katie and Nicholas Quittschrieber of Pearl City; and one sister, Margaret (William) Dreibelbis of Freeport. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one daughter, Mary Jo Quittschrieber. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hermann Funeral Home in Pearl City , with the Rev. Barbara Rapp of St. John’s Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport . Visitation will be at noon Wednesday. A memorial fund has been established for St. John’s Lutheran Church .
Contributed by Alice Horner

DALE PHILLIPS , 100, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Manor Court in Freeport. He was born September 8, 1911 to Amos and Della (Stamm) Phillips in Bobtown (McConnell), Ill. He was educated in a rural school in Stephenson County, graduated from Dakota High School in 1929. He attended Western State College at Macomb for two years, and then taught at Silver Springs grade school in Lancaster Township for two years. He finished college at Iowa State, Ames, IA in 1935. He married Marjorie Blunt on Jan 1, 1935 in Cedarville. He taught Vocational Agriculture in Hinckley from 1935-1940. From 1940 to 1943 he served as sales supervisor for DeKalb Agriculture in South Easter Indiana. In 1943, he moved to a farm south of Dakota, and the following year the farm was blown out by a tornado. He went back to DeKalb Ag in DeKalb for two years and then taught Vo Ag at Serena until 1946 when he purchased a farm northeast of Orangeville. He farmed until the death of his wife in 1959 at which time he moved to Dixon where he worked as a loan officer for Production Credit Association. In 1961, he transferred to the JoDavies County PCA office. He married Violet Blair in Stockton in 1971; she passed away in 1974. In 1975. he married Doris Leitzen, they lived on a farm north of Stockton. They traveled extensively, enjoyed dancing, playing cards and spent several winters in Florida. Doris passed away in 2005. He is survived by his son, David (Dorothy) Phillips; and daughter, Cynthia (Ronald) Zumdahl; three granddaughters; two grandsons; seven great grandsons; and a great granddaughter. Also two step daughters, three stepsons and 12 step grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by his parents,wives Marjorie,Violet, & Doris, Infant Son Richard Phillips. Cremation rites will be accorded and private family services are planned.
Contributed by D. Frederick Birely

DONALD W. PHILLIPS , 1008 S. Benson Blvd, died Tuesday afternoon in Freeport Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. (This date was March 15, 1975. He started the Phillips Produce Company here after moving from Damascus in 1928. He retired in 1960. He was a 50-year member of Lena Masonic Lodge and Order of the Easter Star, a member of Freeport Consistory, Tebala Shrine, and Germania, and a 42-year member of Rotary Club. Born April 19, 1900 in Damascus, he was the son of George W. and Christine (Hostetter) Phillips. He married Gertrude Kluth Shorer in Freeport February 14, 1951. Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. W. C. (Marilyn) Woods of Freeport; one step-daughter, Mrs. David (Mary Louise) Dusham of Burlingame, California; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Leland (Evelyn( Tippetts of Freeport, Mrs. Vance (Rebecca) Sisson of Phoenix, Arizona, and Mrs. Lynn (Helen) Bennett of Red Oak. He was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister, and a step-son. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Walker Mortuary. The Rev. Clarence Langdon, pastor of Grace Episcopal Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 4 p.m. Thursday. A memorial fund has been established for the Altar Guild at Grace Church.
Contributed by Alice Horner

GERTRUDE (KLUTH) PHILLIPS , 90, a resident of Stephenson Nursing Center, died Tuesday, March 15, 1994 at Freeport Memorial Hospital. For 60 years she was manager and secretary-treasurer of the Stephenson County Abstract & Title Company. At the time of her death she was Director Emeritus. She was a member of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in Freeport. She attended Brown’s Business College. Born August 9, 1903 in Freeport, she was a daughter of Herrman and Emilie (Krueger) Kluth. She married Kenneth F. Shorer in 1927. He died in 1947. She married Donald W. Phillips in 1951. He died in 1975.

Surviving are one daughter, Mary Louise (David W.) Dusham of Salt Lake City, Utah; one granddaughter, Margaret Emily (Kenneth R.) Kirk of Redmond, Washington. In addition to her husbands she was preceded in death by one grandson, David H. Dusham, one brother, Walter F. Kluth, and one sister, Alma L. Johnson. Private graveside services were held Thursday at Oakland Cemetery, with the Rev. David Schoenknecht of Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer. Walker Mortuary completed the arrangements.
Contributed by Alice Horner

MRS. JOHN H. PHILLIPS , who resides on a farm four miles southeast of Forreston, passed away last Friday at 6:30 o'clock in the evening at her home. Death followed an operation which was performed at 2:30 o'clock on Friday afternoon. Deceased was born July 4, 1863 at Davenport, Iowa. She moved from there to Minnesota with her parents where she spent a number of years. Later the family moved to Missouri and after spending several years there Mrs. Phillips moved to Freeport. She was united in marriage to Terry Simpson at Clarinda, Iowa, of May 24, 1884. To this union there were six children born, four of whom survive. She was married the second time on September 6, 1913 to John H. Phillips who survives. Mrs. Phillips was an upright, christian woman and was a member of the M. E. church. She is survived by her husband, and the following children: James E. and Leslie Simpson of Freeport, Harold Simpson of Lincoln, Ill., and Terry Simpson, who is a soldier stationed in the Phillipine Islands. The funeral was held at th e late home at Forreston at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The Rev. Mr. Tobias of the Evangelical church at Forreston officiated. Interment was made at the Forreston cemetery.
Contributed by Karen Fyock - May 7, 1915 handwritten date

MILDRED A. 9MILLARD) PHILLIPS , age 82, of Oakland, Arkansas formerly of Rockford, Illinois passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Baxter Regional Medical Center. She was born July 10, 1930, in Rockford, Illinois to William and Ruby (Fetters) Millard. Mrs. Phillips married Darrell Phillips May 31, 1996, in Freeport, Illinois. She was a member of the Ladies Club in Oakland, Arkansas. Mrs. Phillips is survived by her husband Darrell Phillips of Oakland, Arkansas, three sons: Gene Ashton and wife Debra of Mt. Morris, Illinois, James Ashton of Barbara, Oregon and Kenneth Ashton of Forreston, Illinois, three daughters: Arleen Kneezle of Benton, Missouri, Judy Welch and husband Robert of Forreston, Illinois and Lori Allen and husband Gary of Freeport, Illinois, three step-daughters: Sheila Phillips of Rockford, Illinois, Cynthia Phillips of Freeport, Illinois and Sherry Boals and husband Brad of Orangeville, Illinois, four sisters: Virginia O'Dell of El Monte, California, Carolyn Richardson of Rockford, Illinois, Diana Rundle of Byron, Illinois and Linda Perez of Branson, Missouri, two brothers: Jack Millard of New River, Arizona and Richard Millard of Rockford, Illinois, eleven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two grandchildren and her first husband: Maurice Ashton. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the Chapel of Peace in Chapel Memorial Gardens in Freeport, Illinois. An additional memorial service will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Roller Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home

ROBERT JOSEPH PILASZEK , 87, a resident of Parkview Home, died there this morning, Dec. 14, 1988. He was a graduate of Northwestern University in Boston in 1926. From 19329 to 1952, he was employed by the Henney Motor co., as assistant treasurer. Then he was employed by Micro Switch as an accountant from 1951 to 1966, until retiring on Sept. 30, 1966. He was a member of the Elks Club, Excelsior Masonic Lodge, Freeport Consistory and Tebala Shrine, Rockford. On Sept. 16, 1901 he was born in Massachusetts, the son of Alexander and Victoria (Gieralska) Pilaszek. He married Maryetta Gage in 1931. She died in 1946. There are no immediate survivors. Service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Walker Mortuary. Burial will be in Rock Lily Cemetery, Winslow. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary, where Excelsior Lodge will conduct a Masonic service at 8 p.m.
Contributed by Alice Horner

EDGAR PITTSLEY - Funeral services for the late Edgar Pittsley who passed away at Minneapolis MN will be at the Leaman Funeral Home at 2 P.m. Friday. Interment will be at the Kent cemetery. Mr. Pittsley was born July 16, 1856 at Boscobel Wisc. He was married to Miss Rose Nash at Stockton. She passed away several years ago. A son and a daughter also preceded him. Surviving are three sons; Charles and Ray of Freeport and Paul of Lena. There is also one sister Mrs. Ida McMillen of Freeport.

RUTH (ANDRE) PLACE - Former Freeport YWCA president and treasurer Ruth M. Place, 76, of 527 Elm Court, died Saturday, (January 1983) at Freeport Memorial Hospital. She had been a member of the Embury United Methodist Church and served as a church trustee as well as a past president and treasurer of the United Methodist Women. Mrs. Place was a member of the Amity Society and a charter member of the Memorial Hospital Guild. She was also a member of Chapter BE of the PEO and worked for the Community Chest for many years. She was secretary to the Freeport Board of Education for six years before her marriage in 1933. She was born Dec. 9, 1906 in Freeport, the daughter of William C. and Jennie C. (Schaffarzich) Andre. She married Dr. William H. Place on Sept. 30, 1933 in Warren. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Janet S. (Rava) Walker of Brookfield, Wis.; two grandsons; a sister, Lois L. Long of Kansas City, Mo.; and two brothers, Robert W. and Ralph M. Andre, both of Helena, Mont. She was preceded in death by her parents. Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Embury United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Blomberg officiating. The service will be preceded by a private burial at Oakland Cemetery. A memorial in her name has been established with the YWCA and the United Methodist Women at Embury. There will be no visitation or flowers. Arrangements are being made by Walker Funeral Home, Freeport.
Contributed by Alice Horner

WILLIAM H. PLACE - 95, lifetime Freeport dentist, died Friday July 6, 2001 at his home. Born March 21, 1906 in Freeport, he was the son of Dr. Eugene H. and Sue (Wentz) Place. He married Ruth M. Andre on September 30, 1933. She died January 1, 1983. After graduating from Northwestern University and dental school in 1929, he practiced dentistry in Freeport until retiring in 1976. He was a lifetime member of Embury United Methodist Church and member of Kiwanis Noon Club, Freeport Garden Club, Northern Illinois Dental Society, Excelsior Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Bodies. He recently was recognized for 7,850 hours of service as a volunteer at Freeport Memorial Hospital. Surviving are one daughter, Janet (Ray) Walker of Brookfield, Wisconsin; two grandsons, James S. (Deborah) Walker of West Lake, Ohio and Dr. William P. (Debbie) Walker of Portage, Michigan; five great-grandchildren, and one nephew, Smith (Jean) Cobb of Freeport. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and three sisters. Cremation rites were accorded and a memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Embury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Peter Agnew officiating. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery and Mausoleum.
Contributed by Alice Horner

ALICE M. (BRANDT) PLAGER , 84, of Shannon , died Thursday, November 14, 1996 at the Villas of Shannon nursing home. Daughter of William and Hattie (Kortemeier) Brandt, she was born October 14, 1912 in Pearl City, and graduated from Shannon High School in 1930. She and Clark Plager were married February 20, 1935 in Pearl City . He died in 1978. She and her husband farmed before moving to Shannon . She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Shannon , and the Women’s Missionary Circle and Truth Seekers Sunday school class of the church, She was also a member of the Shannon Women’s Club. Surviving family members include one son, Richard ( Nancy ) Plager of Freeport; a daughter, Mary ( Lowell ) Bicker of Baileyville; six grandchildren, Carla (Lance) Grisham of Lanark, Brenda ( Wayne ) Gullickson of Batavia, Mike (Kim) Plager of Pearl City, Beth (Tom) Dulee and Jodi (Jeff) Switzer, both of Bloomington , and Becky (Tim) Clark of Freeport; and 10 great-grandchildren. Two brothers also preceded her in death. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bethel United Methodist Church in Shannon with the Rev. Larry Thomson officiating. A private burial will be held prior to the memorial service at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport . There will be no visitation. A memorial fund has been established for Bethel United Methodist Church . Arrangements were made by Hermann Funeral Home.
Contributed by Alice Horner

CHARLES R. PLAGER , 61, 1431 S. High Avenue, a part owner of the Golden Rule Shoe Store on West Main Street, was killed instantly Sunday afternoon, December 19, 1954, at 3:45 when his car was struck by a Chicago Great Western freight train at a crossing one-half miles south of the Florence Station town house. The scene is 4 ½ miles southwest of Freeport.
According to Deputy Sheriff Robert Knodle who investigated the accident, Plager’s 1951 Cadillac was dragged 65 feet down the tracks and then pushed 10 feet off to the side of the right of way. His body was found 28 feet from the car alongside a fence. Plager was en route to visit his brother-in-law, Edward Block, who lives northwest of Florence Station, Plager’s brother, Harry, said today. Plager, who was alone in the car, was travelling south and the train, which had left South Freeport minutes before, was going west. The train’s engineer, T. A. Chapman of Stockton, told Knodle that he believed the car was going about 25 mph.
No report on the speed of the train was available but witnesses said it was going very slowly. It was a long train and had an uphill pull from its point of departure to the scene of the crash. Chapman said that he blew the whistle of the diesel-powered train eight times. The fireman, Arthur J. Kase, Bellwood, said he say Plager put his hands in front of his face when he saw that a collision with the train was imminent.
Knodle said that the crossing was extremely slippery and that the visibility from the left, the direction from which the train was approaching, is “not good,” being partially obstructed by a high bank. The crossing has no automatic warning signals. Coroner Gene Burke reported this morning that death was attributed to multiple fractures of the skull. An inquest was planned for 1:30 p.m. this afternoon at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home. Plager’s car was demolished. The gas tank and seats were found some 50 feet from the car. Mrs. William Nesemeyer, who lives near the scene on Freeport Route 2, reported the accident to the Stephenson County sheriff’s department.
Obituary
Charles R. Plager was born February 6, 1893 near Pearl City, the son of Fred and Louise Plager. He married Pearl Block March 22, 1923 in Freeport. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Evergreen Lodge, Freeport Consistory, and the local Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his wife and brother, Harry, of Freeport. Service will be on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church with the Rev. Charles F. Landwere, pastor, officiating. Masonic service will be conducted by Evergreen Lodge. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery.
Contributed by Alice Horner Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois Monday, December 20, 1954

ETTA (OLTHOFF) PLAGER , a resident of Parkview Home, died this morning at Freeport Memorial Hospital. (This would have been February 27, 1976.) A member of Embury United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the Deborah Class and United Methodist Women of the church and Order of Eastern Star. Born April 13, 1893 in Stephenson County, she was the daughter of Henry and Harriet (Clarke) Olthoff. She was married to Harry C. Plager November 1, 1911 in Freeport. He died May 18, 1972. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Keith (Lucille) Koppein, and a son, Morrell W., both of Freeport; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Elsie) Blust of Seminole, Fla.; and a brother, Glen, of Tucson, Arizona. Two brothers also preceded her in death. Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home. The Rev. William Blomberg, pastor of Embury UM Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for Embury Church.
Contributed by Alice Horner

FRED W. PLAGER , a highly respected citizen of Pearl City and a lifelong resident of this community, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 29, 1932, at his home in Pearl City following an extended illness. He was 78 years, 2 months and 22 days old at the time of his passing. Mr. Plager suffered a stroke on Christmas day and since that time had never rallied. Mr. Plager was born on October 7, 1854 in Jefferson Township, Stephenson County. His early life was spent in Jefferson and Loran Townships. Twenty-five years ago he retired and moved to Pearl City where he had since made his home. On March 15, 1882 he was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Klipping. To this union were born three children, Samuel, who preceded his father in death in 1928, Harry and Charles Plager, of Freeport. Mr. Plager leaves his widow, his two sons, Harry and Charles, of Freeport, four grandchildren, three brothers; Lewis of Pearl City, John of Freeport, and William of Southland, Iowa; and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Klipping and Mrs. Anna Krugjohan, both of Pearl City. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon from the home and at 2 o’clock from St. John’s Lutheran Church. Rev. Frank Schroer, pastor of the church, will officiate and burial will be made in the Highland Cemetery north of Pearl City.
Contributed by Alice Horner - Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois Friday, December 30, 1932

LOUISA (KLOEPPING) PLAGER , 82, passed away at her home in Pearl City at midnight Saturday after several months’ illness. Born October 4, 1857 to Frederick and Henrietta (Meyers) Kloepping, at Freeport, she was one of a family of twelve children, all of whom lived beyond the age of sixty-eight years. She was confirmed at Ebenezer Church, Loran, and later moved with her parents to Freedom Township in Carroll County. On March 15, 1882 she was united in marriage to Frederick W. Plager and to this union three sons were born. The family lived on a farm southeast of Pearl City until 1908, when her husband retired and they moved to their home in Pearl City. Her husband passed away seven years ago and one son, Samuel, also preceded her in death. On April 12, 1925 she was united with the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Pearl City. She was a devoted member of the church and of the Ladies’ Aid Society. She leaves to mourn her departure two sons, Harry and Charles Plager, Freeport; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three brothers, William and August Kloepping of Lanark, and Ernest Kloepping of Chadwick. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Pearl City Lutheran Church. The casket will be open at the church after 11 o’clock Tuesday morning. Rev. Geroge J. Cunan, pastor of First English Lutheran Church, Freeport, will officiate, and interment will be in Highland Cemetery, Pearl City.
Contributed by Alice Horner Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois June 24, 1940

MINNIE (BUSH) PLAGER , widow of Simon Plager, passed away Tuesday afternoon, December 4, 1945, at 4 o’clock at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Koser of Pearl City. (Alice Horner’s note: This family used both the Ploeger and Plager spellings of their surname. Simon Plager’s obituary in 1930 has it spelled Ploeger, but Minnie’s here was spelled Plager. Their son Raymond’s is spelled Ploeger. I have kept Raymond’s spelled Ploeger largely because he didn’t marry. But his father’s name I’ve changed to Plager, since the Plager spelling is used in obituaries after his death which refer to him. I didn’t personally know this family in the 1930-1960 era, so I don’t know which spelling they used.) Mrs. Plager’s maiden name was Minnie Bush and she was the daughter of Frederick and Henrietta Bush. (Alice Horner’s note: The older generations of this family used the Busch spelling also.) She was born in Freeport March 30, 1859, and was married to Simon Plager March 24, 1879. He preceded her in death a number of years ago. She is survived by three children, Mrs. Koser, Mrs. Nora Thomas of Pearl City, and Mrs. Ella Eichmeier of Freeport. Five children preceded her in death. A brother and a sister also survive, Simon Bush and Mrs. Martha Keil, both of Freeport. There are also 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 at Eichmeier & Bcker Funeral Home, with services at 2 at Zion Evangelical Church, Pearl City, of which she was a member. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. (Alice Horner’s note: Zion Cemetery was later called Sabin Cemetery.)
Contributed by Alice Horner - Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois Wednesday December 5, 1945

SAMUEL F. PLAGER , aged 48, passed away at his home three miles southeast of Pearl City yesterday, December 18, 1928 following a ten day’s illness of flu. Mr. Plager was taken ill one week ago last Sunday. Later scarlet fever and pneumonia developed causing his death. Funeral services were conducted from the late home at 2 o’clock this afternoon. Burial was made in the Sabin Cemetery. Mr. Plager was born in Pearl City on December 19, 1882. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Plager. (Alice Horner’s note: He married Alice Byington on January 30, 1908, near Lena, Stephenson County, Illinois.) He is survived by his wife and two sons, Clark and Ira Plager. His parents also survive, residing in Pearl City. There are also two brothers, Harry and Charles Plager, who conduct the Golden Rule shoe store, West Main Street. Mr. Plager was engaged in farming and was well known in the vicinity in which he lived.
Contributed by Alice Horner - Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois December 19, 1928

SIMON F.PLAGER , 76 years old, a lifelong resident of Pearl City, passed away yesterday, January 3, 1930 at his home, death being due to a heart attack. (Alice Horner’s note: His parents were Simon and Caroline Ploeger. Their children used both the Ploeger and Plager spellings of their surname. Simon Plager's obituary in 1930 has it spelled Ploeger, but his wife Minnie's was spelled Plager. Their son Raymond's is spelled Ploeger. I have kept Raymond's spelled Ploeger largely because he didn't marry. But his father's name I've changed to Plager, since the Plager spelling is used in obituaries after his death which refer to him. I didn't personally know this family in the 1930-1960 era, so I don't know which spelling they used.) Mr. Plager is survived by his widow and four daughters, all of Pearl City, and Mrs. Ben Eichmeier of Freeport. (Alice Horner’s note: No, it doesn’t name those four daughters; his wife Minnie’s obituary names three of them, but one of them is deceased by then.) Four brothers and three sisters also survive; Fred, Louis, and John Ploeger of Pearl City; and William of Sunderland, Iowa; Mrs. Fred Klipping and Mrs. Fred Krugjohann of Pearl City, and Mrs. Adam Kuhlemeyer of Freeport. (Alice Horner’s note: Krugjohann was also spelled Krugjohan and in the next generation, Krugjohn. Kuhlemeyer is spelled any number of ways, including Kuhlmeier, Kuhlmeyer, Kuhlemyer, etc.) Funeral service will be held from the late home Sunday afternoon at 1:15 o’clock and from Sabin’s church at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Schwartz officiating. Burial will be in Sabin Church Cemetery.
Contributed by Alice Horner - Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois January 4, 1930

RAYMOND EARL PLAEGER , son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Ploeger of Pearl City, passed away at a local hospital at 5:30 o’clock this morning, his death being caused by stomach ulcers. (Alice Horner’s note: This family used both the Ploeger and Plager spellings of their surname.) Raymond Ploeger was born near Pearl City on April 5, 1900, and passed away while in his 25th year. He leaves, besides his parents, four sisters: Mrs. Ida Koser, Mrs. Emma Thomas, Mrs. Nora Thomas, and Mrs. Ella Eichmeier, all of Pearl City. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death. He was a member of the Sabin Evangelical church. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Sabin Church, and interment will be made in the Sabin Cemetery.
Contributed by Alice Horner - Freeport Journal Standard, Freeport, Illinois May 22, 1924

CHARLES EDWARD PLOWMAN - Another Old Pioneer Dead Word was received here this week of the death of Charles E. Plowman. He died suddenly at the home of his son J.A. Plowman of Rupert, Idaho. If the remains arrive here today as expected the funeral will be held at 2:30 this afternoon. Mr. Plowman was a Jewell county pioneer and a widely known citizen. His son LLoyd arrived here from St. Louis yesterday.

Charles Edward Plowman was born in York, York County, PA, June 9, 1834 and died in his son Arthur's home in Heyburne, Idaho, Dec. 12, 1910, at the age of 76 yrs., 6 months and 3 days. When a young man he went west (as it was called) and settled in Stephenson County, IL, working at the carpenter trade. Feb 27, 1868, he was married to Susan E. Matter of Stephenson County, IL, who preceded him in death, having died April 16, 1910. In 1870 he came to Jewel county, where he homesteaded a claim, until a number of years ago when he moved to Jewell City. He entered the service of the U.S. Sept. 10, 1861, as private in Co. A 46th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Was discharged from the army Jan. 20, 1866. The length of his service in the army indicates that he must have reinlisted after the expiration of three years, as his term of service was 4 years, 4 months and 10 days. He was a charter member of S.R. Deach Post, G.A.R. of Jewell City. Mr. Plowman early in life was made conscious of the fact that he ought to be a Christian. He united with the Evangelical church in Illinois, and united with the society of the Evangelical church of Jewell in the spring of 1872, hence he was a charter member of the Evangelical church of this place.

In July of this year Mr. Plowman went to Idaho to live with his son Arthur. He has not been in good health for several years, and last Monday morning succumbed to his disease. Mr. Plowman's life was well spent. He took an interest in every worthy enterprise, was active in his church relations, always ready to do his duty and discharge his obligations; was always found in his place in the regular church service unless unavoidably detained. He leaves four sons, relatives and a host of friends. His sons are, Arthur of Heyburne, Idaho, Lloyd of St. Louis, MO., E.M. and W.W. of Jewell City, Kansas. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Cobie, of Cedarville, Il, the only one left of a family of ten. He visited her for the last time in July of this year. .... S.B.
Contributed by Roger Cramer

SUSAN EMILY (MATTER) PLOWMAN , nee Matter was born in Jefferson County, PA April 27, 1838. In 1845, she with her parents moved to Stephenson County, IL where she was united in marriage to Charles E. Plowman, Feb 27, 1868. To this union seven children were born, three of whom preceded her in death. In 1871 the family moved to Jewell County, KS where they lived on a farm near Jewell until 1902, when Mr. and Mrs. Plowman moved to Jewell City, where they lived until her death, which came April 16, 1910. When 14 years old, she was converted and united with the Evangelical church of which she remained a faithful, consistent member until death. She was a charter member of the Evangelical church of this place. An earnest, energetic worker, with a deep interest in the welfare of every institution within the church. She leaves her husband, four sons W.W. and E.M. of Jewell City, Aruthur of Heyburne, Idaho, and Lloyd of St. Louise, MO, one sister, Mrs W.M. Camerson, of Jewell City, three brothers, D.J. Matter of Jewell City, W.H. and Jonathan Matter of Freeport, IL and 12 grandchildren.

Mrs. Plowman's funeral was held from the Evangelical church Wednesday, April 20, at 3 P.M., very largely attended by relatives and friends of the community. The floral offerings were very beautiful, especially the wreath from her children and one from the Woman's Missionary Society of which she was a charter member and the Sunday school class with she was identified for years. The singing was rendered by a quartet, Mrs. C.E. Ohlinger, Mrs. J.A. Hower, Mr. A. J. Hower and Prof. L. D. Griffee, with Miss Lucille Berry pianist. Interment in the beautiful family plot in Wallace cemetery." S.B.

From another newspaper clipping: "Several hours before she died, she told her pastor that she was ready for the summons, and prepared to go and be with Him who she loved and served for many years."
Contributed by Roger Cramer

MARINTHA (NILES) PIERCE POPE - Stephenson county lost one of its oldest residents when Mrs. Marintha Pope passed away at half past six o'clock last evening (10 July 1907) at the old Pope farm west of town, where she had lived for the greater part of her long life. Until her last illness, she had been very active for one of her years and her mental faculties were preserved undimmed. She has been ill barely three weeks with an attack of the grip which developed into pneumonia and caused her death in her eighty-fifth year. Mrs. Pope had probably lived in this immediate vicinity longer than any other person. She came here in 1835 when a child of thirteen, with the original settlers of this portion of northwestern Illinois. Mrs Pope was a model Christian woman -- good, kind and hospitable and beloved by all who knew her. In her church affiliates she was a Methodist, belonging to Embury Methodist church. She was a lover of both flowers and children, and a woman of active mind and a close reader. She was fond of talking over old times and her intimate acquaintance with the subject and good memory made her reminiscences very interesting. Few women, perhaps only those who settled in the Mississippi valley about the same time as she did, have seen such remarkable changes in the course of a life time.

Mrs. Pope was a daughter of David and Elizabeth Niles and was a cousin of the late County Treasurer Homer Niles. She was born at Conneaut, Ashtabula county, Ohio, on Sept. 20, 1822. When she was thirteen years old, in the fall of 1835, the family moved to northern Illinois and settled in the vicinity of Farwell's bridge, just over the Winnebago county line. She lived there until 1849 when she was married to John Pope. The young couple made their home on the farm that Mr. Pope had secured by direct patent from the government some ten years before, where they were to spend the remainder of their lives. It is situated on the Galena road, a mile and a half west of Freeport. They had first lived in a log cabin that was sometimes known as the little log hotel. They never kept a hotel, but their hospitality was so well known that travelers along the state road would sometimes drive right through Freeport and stop with them. Mr. Pope got the gold fever in 1854 and went to California. During his absence, and with money he sent home, Mrs. Pope in 1854 built the present residence. Mr. Pope died on Oct. 23, 1880. Mrs. Pope is survived by three children as follows: Mrs. Sarah Ervay of Rudd, Iowa; Mrs. Clinton Furry of Freeport, and Byron Pope, who lives on the old farm where his mother had made her home for so many years. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Emily Foster of Minnesota. The numerous friends that she made in the course of of her seventy-two years residence in this locality will also deeply mourn Mrs. Pope's death. While living near Farwell's bridge, she became well acquainted with the Swansons and the Guilfords, the Farwells and other settlers of that neighborhood. When she moved to her new home, she quickly made friends with the Watsons, the Bentleys, the Spanglers, the Schofields, the Halls and other pioneers of the town of Harlem. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at half past 2 o'clock from her late home. Interment will be in the city cemetery, Rev. E. E. McKay will officiate.
Freeport Daily Bulletin 11 July 1907

EDWIN F. POPP , 81, of 11 W. South Street, died Friday, June 29, 1990, at Freeport Memorial Hospital. For 17 years, he had been employed by Kraft Food Co. He worked at Fairbanks-Morse for 12 years, and retired from W. T. Rawleigh Co., after 10 years of service. He was a lifelong member of St. John UCC. Born on April 13, 1909 in Pearl City, he was the son of Frank and Pauline (Neimier) Popp. He married Velma V. Kneiss on Dec. 17, 1931 in Freeport. Survivors include his wife of Freeport; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley (Kenneth) Frazier of Stockton, three granddaughters and three great grandchildren. The last surviving member of his family, he was preceded in death by one son, Larry; three brothers and six sisters. Funeral services...Mon. at Walker Mortuary. The Rev. Wallace Reifsteck, pastor of St. John UCC, will officiate, with burial in Chapel Hill...
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - (Freeport Journal-Standard, 29 Jun 1990, p2)

FRANK W. POPP , of 1126 S. Seeley Ave., died Sunday morning at Freeport Memorial Hospital. (The Social Security Death Index gives the date as April 1977.) A tool and die maker, he had worked for Henney Motor Company and Burgess Battery Co. before retiring in 1964. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Golden Circle Class. Born Aug. 6, 1892 at Freeport, he was the son of Henry and Alvina (Karstedt) Popp. He married Winnifred Daws. On Sept. 1, 1928 he married Violet Beardsley at Morrison. He is survived by his wife, Violet; a son, Robert, of Racine, Wis.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and a sister, Aletha Dahn of Rockford. He was preceded in death by two sons and one brother.

Funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl M. Grahl officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8:30 p.m. today in the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for First Baptist Church.
Contributed by Alice Horner

JOHN A. POPP , 87, of 215 South Street, died Monday at Freeport Memorial Hospital. (Alice Horner’s note: I show his date of death as December 25, 1978. He was a longtime employee of the Stover Manufacturing Company; he managed its office in the 1930’s.) He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Born April 6, 1891 in Freeport, he was the son of William and Eleanor (Maker) Popp. (Alice Horner’s note: Other sources show her name as Eleanor Marker, or Ella Marker.) He married Martha Grier, who died. (Alice Horner’s note: They married June 19, 1912 in Stephenson County, Illinois. She died October 17, 1939 in Silver Creek Township, Stephenson County, Illinois. She is also buried in Freeport City Cemetery.) He then married Clara Groezinger. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Lucille) Corman of Freeport and Mrs. Alyn (Norma) Miller of Shannon; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. John (Marjorie) Molter of Lombard and Miss Ruth Inman of Freeport; four sisters, Mrs. Frank (Verne) Waller of California, Mrs. Jacob (Bessie) Landgraf and Mrs. Howard (Stella) Deal, both of Freeport, and Mrs. Ella Roth of Venice, Florida. He was preceded in death by two sisters, one son, and one grandson. (Alice Horner’s note: I show he also had a brother Arthur Popp, who died as a child on April 29, 1908.) Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. George A. Schrader, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in City Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at the church. A memorial fund has been established. Funeral arrangements were completed by the Walker Mortuary.
Contributed by Alice Horner

LARRY WAYNE POPP , son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Popp, 11 W. South St., died this morning as he was being brought from Stockton to St. Francis Hosp. after he had taken ill at the home of his sister, Mrs. Kenneth Frazier, where he had been visiting. Coroner Gene Burke said an inquest will not be held. An autopsy conducted this morning revealed the boy died of a ruptured blood vessel in the stomach, he said. Larry had completed his junior year at Freeport H. S. and had been visiting in Stockton for several days. He arose this morning and after walking to the barn out at Frazier place he was taken ill and was rushed to the hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. He was born in Freeport, Dec. 10, 1941, the son of Edwin and Velma Kneiss Popp and was educated in local schools. Survivors include his parents and the one sister, Mrs. Frazier. He was a member of St. John UCC. Service...Walker Mortuary...Sat...
Cotnributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - (Freeport Journal-Standard, 19 Jun 1958, p8)

LLOYD G. POPP , 857 W. Elk Street, died Wednesday night shortly after being admitted to Freeport Memorial Hospital. (The Social Security Death Index states that he died in August 1977.) He was employed as a maintenance worker at the Freeport public schools for 15 years until retiring in June 1976. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church. Born July 17, 1914 in Freeport, he was the son of John and Martha (Grier) Popp. He married Marian F. Mohr on June 25, 1939 in Freeport. Surviving are his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Randy (Janice) Rawleigh of Freeport; one son, Roland, of Buffalo Grove; his father, one grandchild; and two sisters, Mrs. Vern (Lucille) Corman of Freeport and Mrs. Alyn (Peg) Miller of Shannon. (Alice Horner’s note: Peg Miller’s full name was Norma L. [Popp] Miller.) Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Oakland Cemetery. The Rev. Arthur Stees, pastor of First Lutheran Church will officiate. There will be no visitation. A memorial fund has been established. Arrangements were completed by the Walker Mortuary
Contributed by Alice Horner

VELMA V. (KNEISS) POPP , 80, of Morgan Memorial Home in Stockton, formerly of Freeport, died Saturday, May 30, 1992, at the home. Employed as an inspector at Micro Switch in Freeport for 26 years, she retired in 1976. She was a member of St. John UCC and the Micro Switch 25-Year Club. Born July 29, 1911 in Stephenson Co., she was the daughter of George and Laura (Steffen) Kneiss. On Dec. 17, 1931, she married Edwin F. Popp in Freeport. He died June 29, 1990. Surviving are one daughter, Shirley (Mrs. Kenneth) Frazier of Stockton, three granddaughters, three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Preceding her in death, besides her husband, were one son and four brothers. Funeral services...Tues. at Walker Mortuary, with the Rev. Armin Munz officiating. Burial...Chapel Hill...
Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - (Freeport Journal-Standard, 1 Jun 1992, p4)

GRAYDON V. POWELL , 89, of 1206 W. American St., retired president and chairman of the board of Freeport Savings & Loan Association, died Friday at Freeport Memorial Hospital after a short illness. (The Social Security Death Index gives it as November 1980.) He joined Freeport S&L in 1928, served as president until 1971 and board chairman until 1977. He also was president of the former C. F. Hildreth & Co. insurance firm. Long active in Masonic activities, he was a 50-year member of the Evergreen Lodge and received the 33rd degree in 1947. He was a member of the Freeport Consistory, Tebala Shrine, Eastern Star, White Shrine of Jerusalem, High 12 and other Masonic orders. He was the oldest Freeport Rotary Club member, a life member of First Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Elks Lodge and Germania Club. Powell was born Feb. 23, 1891 in Freeport, a son of Victor and Luella (Rundlett) Powell. He married Blanche Irwin on June 7, 1917, in Freeport. She died on June 2, 1971. He was first employed by the Illinois Central Railroad as a clerk and accountant, then became chief accountant for Stephens Motor Co., and later served in the same capacity for Ladysmith Cheese Co.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Esther (Merrill) Hoefer, Freeport; a brother, Lee Powell, Manitowish Water, Wis.; several nephews and several grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister and brother. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Walker Mortuary, the Rev. Douglas Bear, pastor of First Presbyterian officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. A Masonic service will be held at 7:30p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. In lieu of flowers memorial have been established for the Shriners Crippled Children and Burn Hospital, the Freeport YWCA and First Presbyterian Church.
Contributed by Alice Horner

BETTY K. (BARCELLONA) PRESTON , 54, of Mount Pleasant , Michigan , died Tuesday, July 28, 1998 in her home. A daughter of Anthony and Eva (Goldy) Barcellona, she was born July 23, 1944 in Freeport , Illinois . On September 4, 1965 she and Paul L. Preston were married at St. Mary Catholic Church in Freeport . In 1992, she moved from Traverse City , Michgan to Mount Pleasant , where she was a specialist in the Library Student Employment Office at Central Michigan University for the past five years. Her memberships included Sacred Heart Church , the church choir, Philanthropic Educational Organizations, General Federation of Women’s Club and the CMU Festival Chorus. She also was active in the Friendship Family Program. She enjoyed traveling, camping, singing and riding her bicycle. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Stephanie (Joseph) Markey of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Christine (Steve) Dittmann of New Orleans; one son, Paul A. (Shannon) Preston of Petoskey, Michigan; six grandchildren; her father; three sisters, Mary Ann (Bill) Henning of Freeport, Teresa Rochetto of Elk Grove, and Diana Highland of Roscoe; and seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Mount Pleasant , with the Rev. Thomas J. McNamara officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery . Visistation will be from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Lux Funeral Home, 503 E. Broadway, in Mount Pleasant , where a wake service will begin at 7:30 p.m. There also will be visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service Saturday at the church. Memorial funds have been established for Sacred Heart Academy and Sacred Heart Scholarship Fund.
Contributed by Alice Horner

WILLIAM PRESTON , DIED ---In Freeport, Illinois, Jan. 26, 1875, William Preston, Esq., aged 92 years, 5 months and 27 days. Mr. Preston was born in Columbia county, N. Y., July 31,1782. He studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1805. In 1814 he removed to Gallipolis. Here he filled many official positions, being County Surveyor and County Assessor for a number of terms. He left here in 1827, removing to Illinois. In the latter State he was County Clerk for the period of ten years. He was a man, both here and elsewhere, who had the respect and esteem of his neighbors. He was the father of our well known citizen, Mr. James Preston.
Contributed by Kathy McDaniel - Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, Date: February 11, 1875

HATTIE (LINCICUM) PRICE - died Saturday in Freeport Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for 26 days. Mrs. Price was a member of the Lena Methodist Church, the Wesleyan Service Guild in Lena and the Comrades Sunday School Class of the church. She was born Jan. 25, 1888, in South Wayne, Wis., the daughter of Melvin and Celestia (Parker) Lincicum. She married Clarence A. Price Oct. 6, 1920. Surviving are a son, Donald, Sycamore, a daughter, Gladys, at home and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband. Funeral service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Lena Methodist Church. Rev. John F. Romoser, of the church, will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call in the Leamon Funeral Home, Lena, after 2 p.m. today until time of the services Tuesday.
Contributed by Karen Fyock - Undated clipping

REGINA (RINDERMAN) PRICE , 57, residing at 1550 West Stover Street, passed away last night following a several months illness. Regina Rinderman, daughter of Bernard and Josephine Rinderman, was born in Freeport July 14, 1882. She was educated at St. Joseph’s parochial school and was united in marriage to Harry O. Price August 6, 1912. Besides her husband, she leaves one son, Robert B. Price. The following brothers and sisters also survive, Henry Bernard and Clemens Rinderman, Mrs. W. A. (Eleanor) Hance, Mrs. Ruth Henderson, and Miss Ruby Rinderman, all of Freeport. Her mother, Mrs. Josephine Rinderman, also survives. She was a member of St. Thomas Catholic Church.
Contributed by Alice Horner

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