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MARION LEE FAIRCHILD , Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday for Lee M Fairchild, RFD, Rock Falls, at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home. Rev. H C Hatton of the First Nazarene Church of Sterling officiating with burial in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Mrs. Wayne E Larson was at the organ during the services. Pallbearers were Joe Foley, Walter Laemmel, Steve Peck, Troy Rimmer, Glenn Snyder and William Thompson. Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Steve Peck, Mrs. Dale Conkling and Mrs. Guy Curtis. Out of town relatives and friends attended from Storm Lake, Iowa, Canton, Roanoke, Chicago and Peoria.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the May 11, 1963 Sterling Daily Gazette

PERRY C. FARLEY , fifty-five, a former resident of Fulton, passed away Wednesday in his home in Chicago, after a brief illness, his death coming as a shock to his family and friends in the city and in Fulton. The funeral cortege will arrive in Fulton on Saturday afternoon, Rev. R. A. Dempsey officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in the Fulton cemetery. Pallbears will be Kirk Snyder of Fulton, Ira Robbins, Keith Kempter and John Dever of Clinton, IA., Fay Kempter and Claude Briggs of Savanna. Mr. Farley is the son of the late, Mr. and Mrs. Joel W. Farley. He grew to manhood in Fulton, attended the Fulton schools, graduating from high school in 1906. On Dec. 7, 1911, he was united in marriage with Miss Effie Esmay of Sabula, and the new home established here. For several years he was employed in Clinton, IA., as special detective for the C & N. W. Railway, but continued to reside in Fulton. In 1931, the family moved to Chicago, Mr. Farley having been appointed special agent for Chicago and Northwester Railroad Company, position he most successfully and faithfully filled until his death. He was held in highest esteem by his employers. Mr. Farley throughout his life was of a genial nature, making friends among young and old. Home and family were dear to him and he will be sadly missed by his loved ones. Through frequent visits to Fulton members of the family have maintained friendships that have bound them to the one time home, and Fulton friends are touched by the seeming untimely passing of Mr. Farley. Preceding him in death were his parents and one son John, who passed away in infancy. Surviving are his wife, three son, Joel and William Farley of Chicago, Master Sgt. Robert Farley, now serving overseas and one daughter, Mildred (Mrs. Robert H. Shurtleff), of Chicago. His son-in-law, Cpl. Shurtleff, is serving overseas. He is also survived by three grandsons.
Contributed by Rose Rathbun from the Morrison Library Obituary Collection

RICHARD W. FARNDALE , 88, of Prophetstown, died Friday, March 25, 2007, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, Prophetstown. He owned and operated Dick’s Service Station, Prophetstown for many years, retiring in 1987. Mr. Farndale was born August 6, 1918 in Prophetstown, the son of George and Frances (Hilton) Farndale. He served in the Army during World War II, spending more than four years in the Pacific theater of Operation. He married Marion Johnson on September 29, 1946 in Prophetstown. Dick was a member of the First Congregational Church and American Legion Post 522, both in Prophetstown, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8281 in Morrison, and Prophet Hills Country Club. Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Rosemary Buege of Menomonee Falls, WI and Helen Schultz of Bellview, FL; and nieces and nephews. A brother, Arthur Farndale, preceded him in death. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the First Congregational Church, Prophetstown. Burial with military honors will be at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation is from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Prophetstown completed arrangements.
Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen - Prophetstown Echo 27 March 2007

ERICA LYNN FELDTHOUSE - Graveside services for six day old twin daughter of Chris and Cheryl Sanders Feldthouse, 603 19th Ave., Sterling, who died Wednesday evening at Rockford Memorial Hospital, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Cemetery with the Rev. William Shwartz officiating. She is survived by her parents, twin sister, Sandra Kay; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Sanders, Sterling; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ray Wilson, Sterling. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Robert Feldthouse.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 6, 1978 - Thursday, page 4

MARY ELIZABETH (SORENSON) FELDTHOUSE , 73, of 611 Ave. D., Rock Falls, passed away at the family home Saturday evening. Mary Elizabeth Feldthouse was born June 24, 1887 in Copenhagen, Denmark, the daughter of Hans and Carolina Sorensen. She came to the United States in 1913 and was united in marriage to Robert J. Feldthouse. The couple moved to Rock Falls where they spent their entire married life. She is survived by her husband; three sons, Harry, who is chief gunner's mate with the U.S. Navy, stationed at Ecuador, South America; Robert E., of Rock Falls, and Paul S. , Huntington Beach, Calif.; one sister, Helen in Denmark; three grandsons: Neil, Machel and Chris Feldthouse, all of Sterling. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Harry E. Schiffer, pastor-emeritus of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls, officiating with burial in
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 23, 1961 - Thursday, page 2

DARLENE A. (GRATER) FELDMAN , 85, of Morrison, died Monday March 14, 2005 at Four Seasons Living center. She farmed with her husband in the rural Whiteside County , retiring in 1984/ Mrs. Feldman was born May 4, 1919 in Morrison the daughter of Wm. E. and Hazel M. (Book) Grater. She married Joseph E. Feldman Jr. on Oct. 15, 1940 in Clinton Iowa. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, SHaree Ottens, Patricia Abelson; a son Kenneth; a sister Mildred Smith; a brother Earl and six grandchildren. Services Saturday at Morrison United Methodist Church with Rev. Daniel Swinson and Rev. Heju Cha officiating.
Contributed by Jan Roggy

GEORGE HENRY FELDMAN - was born in Helmsheim, Baden, Germany, May 11, 1826 and died of cancer in the stomach in Mt. Pleasant Township, Jan 27th 1883, aged 56 years, 7 months and 16 days. Mr. Feldman emigrated to American in May 1854, landing at Philadelphia, where he married Dorothea Rosway the following September. In 1857 he removed from Philadelphia to Mt. Pleasant township, where he has resided ever since. His wife died in December 1876, and two years later he married Rosina Mack, who with the four children of his first wife survive him. In 1878 he bacame a member of Grove Lodge No 257 I.O.O.F. and was highly esteemed by not only the brothers of the Order but by all who knew him, as a friend and brother. He was buried by the Order, services being held at the Universalist church, sermon by Rev. C.A.Lander. He leaves in addition to his family, two brothers and many warm friends to mourn his death. May God bless the bereaved family and be their comfort in affliction.

JACOB FELDMAN Sr. - At his home in this city, on Sunday, March 3, 1895 of paralysis, Mr. Jacob Feldman, aged 72 years, 10 month and 11 days. Jacob Feldman was born in Baden, Germany, April 22, 1822 and came to America in October 1851. He located in New Jersey from which State he came to Whiteside Co., Ill. He married to Christina Schwartz in 1858, which union was blessed with two children, one of whom died in infancy, the other, Jacob Feldman, Jr. dying a few years ago. The deceased was a member of the Protestant Reform church, a quiet and peaceable man, a good citizen and had a large circle of friends who esteemed him greatly for his kind disposition. He was a memeber of the independent order of Odd Fellows having been initiated in Grove Lodge No. 257, of this city July 10, 1877 and was highly respected by all members of the fraternity. He leaves an aged widow, a daughter-in-law, three grand children, one brother and two sisters to mourn his departure. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Presybterian church conducted by Rev. J. W. Skinner. After the services the body was taken in charge by the Odd Fellows, escorted to Grove Hill cemetery where the last sad rites were prefomed by that order.

JACOB FELDMAN Jr. - At his residence in this city, on Tuesday April 7, 1891, Jacob Feldman Jr. aged 31 years, 6 months and 9 days. Jacob Feldman Jr. was born in Morrison, Ill, Sept 28, 1859. He had lived in this city his whole life with the exception of a short time when he was in California, where he had gone for the benefit of his health. He has been engaged in the restaurant business in this city for fifteen years and had been very successful. He was married Sept 28, 1883 to Miss Carrie Schoch who with three small children, survives the husband and father, Mr Feldman was a good citizen, a kind husband an father and had many friends who sincerely mourn his loss.

JOSEPH E. FELDMAN , 87, of Pleasant View Nursing Home, Morrison, IL, died Friday, November 30, 2007 at the nursing home. Joseph was born July 19, 1920 in Morrison, IL, to Joseph E. and Ivy (Rhymer) Feldman, Sr. He attended the Morrison, IL grade and high schools. Joe married Darlene A. Grater on October 15, 1940 in Clinton, IA. She died March 14, 2005. He farmed in the rural Morrison area his entire life. Joe was a member of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau and was on the school board for the McAllister grade school in rural Morrison, IL. He was inducted into the Morrison High School Hall of Fame as a member of the 1937 football team. Survivors include two daughters, Sharee (Mrs. DuWayne) Ottens of Morrison, IL and Patricia (Mrs. Michael) Abelson of Weston, MA; one son, Kenneth (Lona) Feldman of Eugene, OR; six grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; one sister, Elaine (Mrs. Aaron) Rasmussen of San Diego, CA; and one brother, Phillip Dale (Jeanne') Feldman of Buffalo Grove, IL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene; one son, Larry Joe; one granddaughter, Rachel Feldman; and one sister, Dorothy Kromery.

PHYLLIS (DRAPE) FELL 77, died Wednesday, July 26, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, Ill., following several months of declining health. She was born to Theodore and Viola Rahlf Drape on Aug. 30, 1928, in Waterloo, Iowa. The family lived in Denver, Iowa, and later in Waverly, Iowa. Phyllis graduated from Waverly High School in 1945. She attended Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, where she met her husband, David Fell. They were married in 1948 and graduated in 1949. While her husband was in medical school in Chicago, Phyl worked as a cereal chemist. The couple moved to Morrison, Ill., in 1954 where David Fell was a physician until his death on Dec. 11, 1989. Fell was elected Morrison?s first female alderman in 1975 and served the city until 1995. She was active in the Girl Scouts and was town cookie chair for 15 years. Fell worked with Morrison Music Theatre both on and offstage. She was in that organization?s first show, Annie Get Your Gun, in 1962. Her favorite roles were Golde in Fiddler on the Roof and Bloody Mary in South Pacific which she played in 1963 and again in 1982. For 30 years Fell was the director of the Morrison Food Pantry. She saw there was a need for a food pantry in Morrison, so she set one up with the support of Morrison?s Ministerial Council. Fell was active in her church and sang in the Methodist Choir for many, many years. She also served on various church boards and committees. For the past seven years, Fell worked as a volunteer tutor in Morrison schools. She started going to the grade school for an hour once a week, but moved up to the junior high and ended up going two hours a day, three days a week. Fell was a member of the Whiteside County Mental Health Board and was president when she resigned just weeks before she died. Fell was a member of the Odell Library Board and was treasurer at the time of her death. She was an avid reader. The Masons presented Fell with the Community Builders Award on April 11, 1986; and the Morrison Minister?s Council honored her for her work with the food pantry in January, 1992. On April 1, 1995, Fell was presented with the KWQC TV6 Woman of Spirit and Note Award. In July 2005, she was recognized by the Morrison Sesquicentennial as a Civic and Community Achiever. Fell is survived by her brother: Robert Drape of Etna, N.H. and Geneva, Switzerland; three children: Sarah (William) Thorndike of Morrison, Ill.; Jennifer ?Jeffer? (James) Scheuer of Owen, Wis.; and Andrew (Deborah) Fell of Urbana, Ill.; and four grandchildren: She was preceded in death by her husband, David, her parents and one granddaughter. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the United Methodist Church in Morrison. Memorials may be directed to the Odell Public Library in Morrison or the Morrison Food Pantry

KENNETH N. FENN - 80, Prophetstown, died Friday afternoon at Community General Hospital where he had been patient for two weeks. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Congregational Church, Prophetstown with the Rev. Daniel Boxwell officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. There will be no visitation. A memorial fund has been established in his memory for the First Congregational Church. Fenn was born Dec. 27, 1897, Prophetstown, the son of Charles and Bonnie (Smith) Fenn. He was educated at Prophetstown schools, the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois Pharmacy School. He married Leath Brown, Sterling, Jan. 1, 1919 in Sterling. Fenn lived in Prophetstown all of his lifetime and owned and operated Fenn Drug Store from 1921 until 1964. He was a member of the First Congregational Church, veteran of WW I, 50 year member of Prophetstown Lodge 293 AF & AM, Charter Member Prophestown American Legion Post 522, and served as member of the Prophetstown Booster and of the Board of Directors of Farmers National Bank for many years. Survivors include his widow, one son, Robert C., Sunnyvale, Calif., one sister, Alma Evans, Kirkwood, Mo., two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 26, 1978 - Saturday, page 4

JEREMIAH B. FENTON - Funeral rites for the late Jeremiah B. Fenton were held Saturday [01/06/1934] afternoon at 2 o’clock in Freeport at the United Brethren church of which he was a member, conducted by Rev. Whitesill, pastor, assisted by rev. Keltner, a close friend of the deceased. Burial was in the family lot at Freeport. The following friends and relatives from here attended: Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Snavely, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Frankfother, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Rosenbury and Mrs. George Lauwrence. Jeremiah B. Fenton, son of John and Catherine Fenton was born on what is known as the Charles Peugh farm just west of Coleta, on March 22, 1861 (He was actually born in Wood Co OH) , and died in Moline Jan. 3, 1934, aged 72 years, nine months and 11 days. A few years after their marriage the family moved to Wood county, Ohio and later moved back to Genesee township, making the trip overland in a covered wagon. After living here for a few years the family moved to Tama county, Ia., and later moved by team and wagon to Crete, Neb., where the family resided for three years before returning again to Genesee township where the deceased grew to manhood. He made his home for a number of years with the J. M. Overholser family. He was converted to God when a boy of 14 years and joined the United Brethren church and he kept his faith with his Master to the end. He was always held in the highest esteem by his many friends and associates. He was united in marriage to Alice Deets, May 17, 1883 and to this union four children were born. One son died in infancy. His wife preceded him in death January 12, 1932. The following children survive: Mrs. J. C. Young, Mrs. Earl Miller and Frank Fenton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild of Freeport; two sisters, Mrs. M. F. Frankfother of Coleta, Mrs. S. W. Mull of Sterling; one brother, Charles Fenton of Petoskey, Mich., and many other relatives in the vicinity of Sterling, Coleta and Milledgeville. He was Sunday school superintendent and teacher of the Bible class for many years before he died. He was a lover of music and took and active part in singing at church and community gatherings. Mr. Fenton organized singing schools in the early eighties and taught both vocal and note music to large classes during the winter month. None can say but that the world is better that Jed, as he was commonly known, had lived in it and had strewn flowers in the pathway of his fellow men whenever he could.
Contributed by Larry Reynolds / The Sterling Daily Gazette, January 8, 1934, page 5, column 7.

GLEN FERGUSON , 90, of Lyndon died Thursday, May 25, 2006 at his home. He was employed by Wahl Clipper, Sterling, as a tool maker for 29 years; and owned Ferguson Cycle, Sterling for many years. Mr. Ferguson was born Nov. 1, 1915, in Sterling, the son of Homer and Hazel (Wolf) Ferguson. He married Dorothy Frank on May 10, 1938, in Sterling. She preceded him in death. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sterling, Ducks Unlimited, Sinnissippi Rod and Gun Club, Rock River Riders and Civil Air Patrol. Survivors include a sister, Janet (Harold) Janssen of Sterling; four nephews, Randy (Donna) Ohda, and Larry (Judy) Colberg, both of Rock Falls, Stephen Mathews of Sterling and Tim (Lori) Mathews of Round Grove; a niece, Sarah (Gene) LeFevre of Rock Falls; a sister-in-law, Ann Scheinenan of Sterling; a special daughter, Sandy Shierry of Lyndon; and a special son, George Shierry of Lyndon. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Colberg; and two brothers, Burton Ferguson and Wayne Ferguson. Memorial services were held Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sterling, with the Rev. Leo Patterson officiating. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Homes.
Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen from the Prophetstown Echo

EVERETT FIET , Services for Everett Fiet were held Tuesday in the Trinity Reformed Church of Fulton. The Rev. Robert VanderSchaaf officiated and burial was in the Fulton Cemetery. The Bosma Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers were Evert Bonneur, Dkonald Brackenmeyer, Raymond Damhoff, Jack Dyke, Robert Haan and Claus Ten Boer, all elders in the Trinity Reformed Church. Mrs. Jon A Dyke, Mrs. Robert Haan and Mrs. Cornell Wilkins were flower bearers. Miss Suan Norman, organist and Miss Debra Haan, pianist, played a special number.
Contriubted by Melva Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illiniois August 29, 1970 - Saturday, pg 2 col 3

JUDY D. (LIVINGSTON) FIET , 62, Morrison, died Nov. 12, 2005 at St. Anthony in Rockford. She was employed by GE as a secretry. Mrs. Fiet was born July 9, 1943 in Sterling, the daughter of Howard and Effie (Schmitt) Livingston. She amrried Roger A. Fiet on Feb. 15, 1969 in Rock Falls. Survivors include her husband; a daughter Rebecca Bierma of Midlothian; a son Jeffrey of Holland Michigan; three sisters, Maxine Graham, Shirley Wolf and Jean Koehrer; three brother Darrell, Paul and Roger. Services Wednesday at Emmanuel Reformed Church Morrison and burial at Grove Hill Cemetery.

MAURICE FISCH , 71, of Sterling died Oct. 16, 2005 at CGM Medicat Ctr. He was employed by Self Help for several years. Mr. Fisch was born 13 Nov 1933 in Jordan Twp. the son of harry H. and Edna B. (Bowers) Fisch. He was a 1952 graduate of Milledgeville High School. He served in the Army during the Korean War. he was a member of Sterling Americna Legion Post 296 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5418 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2783, both in Rock Falls. Survivors include a sister, Janice Wilson of Kansas City MO. He was preced by a sister ALberta Ann Heffelfinger and a half brother, Harry E. Fisch. The funeral is at Mc Donald-Allen-Grennan Funeral Home, Sterling. Burial at Maple Ridge.
Contributed by Jan Roggy

STEVEN C. FISCHBACH - Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Allen Funeral home in Sterling for Steven C. Fischbach, 25, 311 9th Aave., Stering, who was fatally injured in a one auto accident early Tuesday morning (28 Jun 1977). Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Sterling with the Rev. Leroy Hershiser officiating. The body will be taken to the church at noon on Wednesday to lie in state until the hour of services. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Further arrangements will be announced upon completion by the Allen Funeral Home in Sterling.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 28, 1977 - Tuesday, pg 4

ERASTUS HIRAM FISK , died at 1:15 o'clock this morning, of cancer of the stomach. He had been sick about four months during his last illness. His sufferings at times were severe, yet he bore all his pains with resignation. He was born at Enfield, Mass, July 12, 1823 and was married Jan 1, 1846, to Miss Aurelia D. Sprout, at Greenwich, Mass. They came to Illinois in 1854, locating at Prairieville, where they occupied a large farm until 1869, when the family removed to Missouri, and lived there five years. Returning from there, they again resided at Prairieville two years, after which they removed to Sterling, where they have resided since. Before coming west, Mr. Fisk was engaged in the mill building businss, and upon coming to Sterling, he followed the occupation of carpenter and builder. He leaves a widow, and three daughters, Mrs. Stewart Wilson, of Prairieville, Mrs. W. B. Sprout of Worcester, Mass and Mrs. Nathan J. Bush, of Sterling township. There were three sons, Charles, Logan and Erlon, all of whom have died years ago. Mr. Fisk was a man whose prominent traits of character were generosity and kindness to his family. He was industrious and leaves a comfortable home for his wife. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternooon at 1:30 o'clock from the late residence, corner 7th street and Avenue D. and will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Fife.
Contributed by Kerrie Amos - Sterling Weekly Gazette 22 Feb 1889

LYELL VERNON FISK , 64, 327 W. Third St., died Sunday, May 2. 1965 Mr. Fisk was born October 17, 1900, in Fenton, to James Albert and Anna Lanning Fisk. He attended Langdon schools and Brown's Business School, Sterling. He was married to Belva Arnett, Feb. 14, 1923 in Prophetstown. They farmed for 32 years, near Lyndon, then returned to Prophetstown four years ago. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Lyndon. He is survived by his wife, Belva, one son, Donald of Prophetstown; two daughters, Mrs. James (Shirley) Blumhoff, and Mrs. John (Dorinna) Morse, of Lyndon; seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at Gardener Funeral Chapel, Prophetstown, Tuesday, May 4, at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Paul Olson of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. A memorial for the Heart Fund has been established
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 3, 1965 - Monday, pg 2

MYRTLE M. (TIFFANY) FISK , 87, of 203 Locust St., Prophetstown, died Monday, Jan. 1, 1996, at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, Prophetstown. Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown, with the Rev. M. Melvin Hough, Pastor of the First Congregational Church officiating. Burial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Ashton Church Cemetery, Mingo, Iowa. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the First Congregational Church, Prophetstown, or the Ashton Church, Mingo, Iowa. Mrs. Fisk was born June 2, 1908 in Mingo, Iowa, the daughter of Ray and Clara (Skinner) Tiffany. She married Ed Osteen July 16, 1931. He died Feb. 2, 1935. She then married Karl McDougall Feb 14, 1948. He died April 7, 1952. She then married Harold B. Fisk Dec. 10, 1965. He died Sept. 19, 1981. She graduated from Collins Iowa High School in 1926. She and her husband started a bakery in Prophetstown in 1931. She sold it after he died. She also had worked as a retail clerk for sevral Prophetstown merchants. She was as member of the First Congregational Church, Prophetstown. Survivors include three stepchildren, Mary Lois (George) Bowen of Silvis, Marjorie (Stan) Moews of Morrison, and David (Anita) Fisk of Prophetstown; 11 stepgrandchildren; several step great grandchildren; several step great great grandchildren; one sister, Alta (Clint) Laudner of Iowa Falls, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois Januiary 3, 1996 - Wednesday, pg A2

ROY V. FISK , 86, 108 Riverside Dr. Prophetstown, died Sunday evening in the Prophets-Riverview Center. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the United methodist Church with Rev. Bruce Janes officiating. Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 Tuesday in the Gardner Chapel. He was born Oct. 5, 1894 in Prophetstown the son of George and Eva Brewer Fisk. He attended Prophetstown schools and the University of Illinois. On July 28, 1917 he was united in marriage to Gladys Warner in Sterling. He farmed in the Prophetstown area all his life until retiring in 1944. He was a 50 years member of the Prophetstown Lodge 293 A.F. and A.M. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Riverside Cemetery Association, the Henry C. Adams Memorial Library and was a member of the Whiteside County Farm Bureau. He is survived by his wife, one daughter and one son, Charlotte F. Maher and James Fisk both of Prophetstown, four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one brother Harold Fisk Prophetstown.
Contributed by Nancy Vance












C.R. FLATT - As we go to press we learn of the death of Dr. Flatt, who resided south of here. Mr. Flatt had been dangerously ill for a short time and death came Wed. night. More explicit particulars will appear in next issue. (Unidentified newspaper Morristown, SD 15 Sep 1911) And from the next issue - We made brief announcement of the death of Dr. C. R. Flatt last week, as we went to press. Dr. Flatt was born in Illinois, entered the dental profession, practicing in Dwight. Compelled to give up his work he came to South Dakota in search of health. Taking up a claim south of Morristown where he resided for just one year. Recently his health seemed to be failing and on Friday last he suffered a severe hemorrhage. He passed away on Wednesday evening at 6:15. Tubercular consumption being the cause of his death. The deceased was in the 32nd year of his age, a member of the Masonic order and as a man and a neighbor was highly esteemed in the community. Neighbors, professional and business men and a delegation of members of the Masonic fraternity were present out of respect to the deceased, as the remains in charge of undertaker Braden of Lemmon, were removed from the home, after a brief prayer by Rev. F. A. Hassold, Presbyterian minister. Besides the widow, deceased is survived by his father and two brothers. Mrs. Flatt and mother Mrs. J. N. Farley, who had arrived a few days before in response to telegram, accompanied the remains to Fulton, Illinois, where interment will be had. They left on the Columbian Thursday evening. We regret that the community has lost a good neighbor and the state a good citizen, and extend our sympathy to the bereaved relatives. Dr. Flatt is Dead Word has been received by friends in Fulton announcing the death, of Dr. Flatt at Morristown, S.D. The doctor was a former resident of Fulton and his wife, who was Miss Pearl Bryning, was a native of that place. ***
Contributed by Yvonne Shultis from the Whiteside Sentinel Morrison, IL Sep 1911

BETTY (MIDDLETON) FLEMING , 70, of Prophetstown died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Morrison. She was employed by General Electric Co., Morrison, for 35 years, retiring in 1995, Mrs. Fleming was born March 15 1933, in Fergus Falls, Minn., the daughter of James and Alice(Copeland) Middleton. She married Frank Fleming on April 11, 1975, in Prophetstown. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Jeannie (John) Richmond of Prophetstown and Kathy (Dale) Beachy of Sterling, four sons, Stephen (Debra) Marweg of Morrison, Gerald (Cindy) Marweg of Gait and Pierce (Donna) Moore and Marty (Shelly) Moore, both of Prophetstown; three step-daughters, Lisa (Bill) Burrow of Philmont, N.Y, Sheila (Guy) Edge of Sterling and Angela (Tom) Willett of Rock Falls, 28 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a Sister, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter. The funeral is at 10 am. Saturday at Lyndon United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Scott Porter, pastor of Abiding Word Christian Center, Sterling, officiating. Burial is at Lyndon Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today at Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Prophetstown.
Daily Gazette 20 June 2003

FRANK C. FLEMING , 69, of Prophetstown, died Friday March 11, 2005 at his home. Mr. Fleming was born Sep. 18, 1935 in Geneseo, the son of Frank e. and Beatrice (Verschage) Fleming. He served and received an honorable discharge from the US Army. He married Betty Moore on April 11, 1975. She preceded him on Jun 18, 2003. He was a self-employed carpenter and retired in 1995 after 10 years. He enjoyed woodworking, gardeining, painting and going ot the riverboat. Survivors include three daughters, Lisa Burrows, Sheila Edge and Angela Willett; ; one sister Margaret Rafferty of PA. He was preced by his wife Betty; father Frank and a brother Bernard. Services Marcy 16 at McDonald Funeral Home Prophetstown with Rev. Scott Porter officiating. Burial in Lyndon Cemetery.

MRS. ED FLYNN , passed away at the family home, four miles northwest of Coleta at 4 o’clock Tuesday (03/15/1921) morning following a siege of illness from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Flynn suffered an attack of rheumatism and spinal meningitis developed. Mrs. Flynn was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Flannery of Fulton. She was 24 years of age. She was married to Mr. Flynn on March 17, 1920. Besides the husband the decedent is survived by a five months old son. Funeral services will be held in Fulton at 10 o’clock Thursday morning with burial in the cemetery of that city.
Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Gazette, March 15, 1921, page 2, column 1.

FRANCIS D. FLYNN , 83, of Sterling died Friday, Feb. 11, 2005. He was employed by Lawrence Bros., Sterling for 43 years. Mr. Flynn was born Sept. 21, 1921 in Sterling, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Douglas) Flynn. He was a 1940 graduate of Community Catholic High School, Sterling. He served in the Army during WW II. He was a member of St. Mary Church, Sterling, and a longtime St. Vincent DePaul, Sterling volunteer. Survivors include a brother, Thomas (Ruth) Flynn of Phoenix; five nephews, James Richards, Daniel Richards, Edward Richards, Martin Richards and Doug Richards; a niece, Laurel Gallagher; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Celebration of the mass of christian Burial is a 11 a.m. Tuesday at St Mary Church Sterling with the Rev. Donald Ahles, celebrant officiating. Burial with military honors is at Calvary Cemetery.

KATHERINE (FEENERTY) FLYNN - The funeral of Mrs. James Flynn who passed away at her home northwest of Sterling was held on Friday [08/22/1924] morning at 9:30 at St. Mary’s church in Morrison, Father Quigley officiating at burial in Calvary cemetery in this city. Six grandsons served as pall bearers. Katherine Feenerty was born July 25, 1859, at Glinst, county Galway, Ireland. She was married to Jas. Flynn, and to this union six children were born—Mrs. Henry Moms, of Sterling, James of South Bend, [St. Joseph County] Ind., Thomas of South Dakota, Michael of Coleta, Mrs. John Gaffey of Morrison and Mrs. Clarence McDonald of this city [Sterling]. She also leaves 29 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren to mourn her loss. Her husband passed away May 26, 1915. Mrs. Flynn was a life time member of the Catholic church and will be greatly missed from the family circle.
Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Gazette, August 25, 1924, page 10, column 2.

BEATRICE DAY (AHRENS) FOLSOM , 64, Sterling, IL, died Friday, October 6, 2006 at Swedish Memorial Hospital, Rockford. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Prophetstown. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. A memorial fund has been established. Kay was born May 21, 1942 in Sterling, IL the daughter of Willis and Jean (Frankenfield) Ahrens. She graduated from Rock Falls High School, class of 1960. She married Thomas R. Folsom in Sterling in 2005. He preceded her later that year. Kay was a floral designer and had also worked as a bookkeeper at the former Ramada Inn in Rock Falls. Most recently she served as the coordinator for the PADS Shelter, Sterling. She is survived by aunts and cousins. Kay was also preceded by her father in 1992 and her mother in 1996.
Contribued by Debbie Thormahlen from - The Prophetstown Echo -October 10, 2006

FLORA MAE (BROTHERIDGE) FOLSOM , 56, formerly of Rock Falls died early Sunday morning (9 Jun 1977) in a Brownsville Texas hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home, with the Rev. Harvey T. Gregerson officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling. Friends may call Monday from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from noon to the time of service. Flora Brotheridge was born Oct. 2, 1920 in Rock Falls, the daughter of John and Minnie Smith Brotheridge. She attended the Rock Falls schools. On Oct. 2, 1935 in Morrison she was united in marriage to Herman L. Folsom. She was a member of the Jehovahs Wittness of Rock Falls. Surviving are her husband, Herman,Sr.; six sons, Herman Jr. of Chicago, William A of Maywood, David of Cicero, Arthur L. of Rock Falls, Stephen of Dayton, Ohio, and Joel of Dallas, Tex.; four daughters, Mrs. George (Ardetta) Schnieder of Denton, Tex., Mrs. Richard (Stephanan) Marrocco of Providence, Rhode Island, Mrs. Alice Bennett of Buffalo, Texas, and Lydia Folsom of Brownsville, Texas; her mother, Mrs. Minnie Brotheridge of Rock Falls, 24 grandchildren two great grandchildren; five brothers, John of Naples, Fla., Robert of Sterling, James, Paul and Louis, all of Rock Falls; five sisters, Mrs. Earl (Minnie) George of Rock Falls, Mrs. Francis (June) Carlson of Vancouver, Washington, Mrs. Daniel (Fern) Jolly of Vancouver, Washington, Mrs. Thomas (Julia) Gregerson and Mrs. Wendell (Marian) Blackburn both of Gadston, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her father and one sister. A memorial has been established.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 10, 1977 - Monday, pg 4

GENE FOLSOM , of rural Morrison, passed away at home after a brief illness on Monday, March 14, 2005. Gene, the son of Francis and Marion Folsom was born in Sterling Nov. 13, 1951. Gene was a Scout in the U.S. Army until his ~ retirement in 1991. Post retirement he taught computer techniques at Sauk Valley Community College. He served on the teaching staff at St Anne's: as well as Thome ED School He also enjoyed seasonal work at Wal-Mart, delivering the Dispatch, gardening and outdoor activities. Gene is survived by his wife, Michele; three sons, Gene Jr. (Alecia) of South Carolina, Francis II (Telina) of North Carolina and Matthew Gill of Prophetstown; two, brothers Lee (Linda) Folsom of Rock Falls and Robert (Lorrie) Folsom of Prophetstown; and grandchildren, Aundrea and Francis Folsom III, both of North Carolina. His parents and infant sister, Eileen preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Coloma township Cemetery, Rock Falls.

LAWSON "RED" FOLSOM , 61, of 609 13th Ave., Sterling died Tuesday evening at CGH Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, with Rev. Ray Rebuck and Rev. Scott Porter officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday with a Loyal Order if Moose service at 7:30 p.m. A memorial has been established. Mr. Folsom was born April 28, 1929, in Sterling, the some of Lawson J and Blanche E (Gallentine) Folsom. He married Lula B Fisher on April 28, 1974, at the Rock Falls United Methodist Church. He had been the owner and operator of Folsom's Bakery in Sterling from 1958-1968. From 1970-1982 he was employed as an advisor for bakery set-up for Super Valu stores in Illinois and Iowa. He was a member of the Sterling Loyal Order of Moose and had held many offices including past junior governor. He was a charter member of the Sinnissippi Rod and Gun Club, a Boy Scout leader and on the advisory committee for food services at Whiteside Area Vocational Center. He also had been a substitute teacher at Sauk Valley Community College. Surviving are his wife, one son, Jerry Folsom, Sterling; two daughter, Karen Helle and Rhonda Swarthout, both of Sterling; three brothers, Francis Folsom, Rock Falls; Herman Folsom, Brownsville, Texas, Merle Folsom, Peoria; two sisters Alice Dettman, Sterling; Mina Chapman, Winter Haven, Fla.; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother Raymond.
Contributed by Margaret (Wilson) Mangers

LULA B. (FISHER) FOLSOM , 68, of Sterling died Saturday, July 12, 2003, at CGH Medical Center. She was employed by Lundstrom Florist, Wilson Greenhouse, Morrison, and Swartley's Greenhouse, as a floral designer for many years. Mrs. Folsom was born June 30, 1935, in Rock Falls, the daughter of Herbert and Helen (Robinson) Fisher. She married Lawson J Folsom on April 28, 1974, at Rock Falls United Methodist Church. He died Aug. 28, 1990. She was a member of First Christian Church of Sterling, Loyal Order of Moose and Royal Neighbors of America. She enjoyed reading and was involved in many people's lives through floral design. Survivors include two stepdaughters, Karen (Darrell) Erickson of Rock Falls and Rhonda (Gail) Skinner of Sterling; a stepson. Jerry (Roxanne) Folsom of Rock Falls; four brothers, LeRoy "Buzz" Fisher and Robert (Margaret) Fisher, both of Sterling, William ` Wes" (Barb Fisher of Rock Falls and Donald Fisher of Chadwick, six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles. The funeral is at 10:30 a.m Wednesday at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, with the Rev. Jack Koehier officiating. Burial is at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Sterling Daily Gazette July 14, 2003

ROBERT FOLSOM , 48, of Prophetstown died Tuesday Oct. 4, 2005 at Loyola Univ. Med. Ctr in Maywood. He was employed by RC Smith Transportation in Morrison. Mr. Folsom was born March 21, 1957 in Sterling the son of Francis and Marion (Cox) Folsom. He married Lorie Olson on Oct. 7, 1978 in Sterling. Survivors include his wife; a son Jfee; a daughter Stacie Garrett, a brother Lee and three grandchildren. Graveside service is at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Coloma Twp. Cemetery Rock Falls.

THOMAS RAYMOND FOLSOM , 59, of Sterling, formerly of the Phoenix area, died March 20, 2005 at CGH Medical Center. He was an electrician. Mr. Folsom as born Sept. 19, 1945 in Sterling the son of MErle and Janet (Hoover) Folsom. He married Beatrice Kay Ahrens on Jan. 7, 2005 in Sterling. He was an avid reader and enjoyed nature. Survivors include his wife; a daughter Bonnie Stern; two sons Kelly and Mikel; his mother, Janet Noon; two sisters Kathleen Johnson and Elizabeth Dougherty; four brothers, John, Timothy, Kenneth and Gary; a grandson Michael Kinney of Alabama. He was preceded by a sister Linda.

ELEANOR (DUNCAN) FORDYCE , 81, of Rock Falls died Sep. 19, 2005 at CGH. She was born Jan. 21, 1924 in Oregon, the daughter of James G. and Elmyra J. (Taylor) Duncan. She married James Fordyce July 11, 1953 in Morrison. He died Jan. 14, 2005. Survivors include two sons, Patrick and Johnny; a daughter Linda Hemminger; 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

JAMES R. FORDYCE , 83, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005 at Sterling Pavilion. He was employed by Good Year Warehouse, Rock Falls, for several years until retiring. Mr. Fordyce was born Feb. 27, 1921 in Dixon, the son of James and Rose (Miller) Fordyce. He married Eleanor Duncan Marschang on July 11, 1953. He served in the Army during WW II in the medical corps. Survivors inclue his wife, two stepsons, Patrick (Gloria) Marschang of Deer Grove and John L. Marschange of Freeport; a stepdaughter, Linda Annette Hemminger of Lyndon; seven stepgrandchildren. The funeral is at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls with the Rev. Cass Young, Harvest Time Bible Church officiating. Private burial is at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rock Falls.

MARILOUISE (McCOY) FORREN , 55, 3208 B. Street, Rock Falls, died Thursday morning in Community General Hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services for Mrs. Forren will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls with the Rev. Ardetta Root, Rev. Barbara Tennyson and Rev. Floyd Osborn, pastors of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Rock Falls, officiating, with burial in IOOF Cemetery in Rock Falls. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial has been established in her memory. Born on April 15, 1927 in Iowa, the daughter of Merrill and Kathryn Crom George, she was united in marriage to Charles W. Forren on Dec. 25, 1944, in Ottumwa, Iowa. She was a member of the Foursquare Gospel Church, Rock Falls. Surviving include her husband, Charles, Rock Falls; two daughters, Kathy Campbell, Dixon and Rebba Forren, Rock Falls; three sons, Robert W. and Charles D., Rock Falls and Lone E., Sterling; nine grandchildren and two step grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Allen (Arlene) DeWeerdt of Prophetstown; one brother, Richard McCoy, Dearborn, Mich.; and two stepbrothers, Robert and Roy Lee McCoy, not of this area. She was preceded by her parents and one sister.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 11, 1982 - Thursday, page A8

BARTHOLOMEW A. FORSTER , 81, retired furniture dealer and funeral director died Saturday morning in Sterling Public hospital of burns suffered Friday night (30 June 1944) when he fell asleep while smoking a cigar in bed at his home, 901 East 2nd street, Sterling. Two daughters who made their home with him discovered the fire about 11 o’clock but were unable to quell the flames before Forster had suffered burns on his neck, chest, arms and hands. The Sterling fire department was called and confined the blaze to the bedroom. Mr. Forster was taken in the Woods ambulance to the hospital where he died about 6:00 a. m. He was born Aug. 17, 1862 in Vienna, Austria, and was married in Sterling in 1883 to Theresa R. Bartel who died last April 21. Mr. Forster had been in the furniture and undertaking business for 20 years before he retired four years ago. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Theresa Long and Miss Mildred Forster, both at home, and Mrs. Edward J. McGinn, Rock Falls, and two sons, Francis Forster, Sterling, and Leo J. Forster, Chicago. In addition to his wife, four sons preceded him in death. Funeral services were held this morning in Sacred Heart Catholic church of which he was a member. Rev. Michael Krug officiated. Burial was in Sacred Heart cemetery.
Dixon Evening Telegraph 3 July 1944

AURORA (OBERG) FOSS , 66, of 806 Ave. F, Sterling , died at 11:45 p.m. Monday in Community General Hospital after an extended illness. Visitation will start at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Behrens Mortuary. Holslander Rebekah Lodge will conduct a service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday in Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Booker officiating. burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery , Rock Falls . Aurora E. Oberg was born Sept. 30, 1901 in Maimo , Sweden , the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Oberg. she came to the United States when a small girl and was reared and educated in Grand Lake , Minn. She was united in marriage with Lawrence Foss in Duluth , Minn. , in 1919. He preceded her in death Nov. 18, 1958. Surviving are three sons, Richard Foss of Mundelein, Lawrence Foss of auburn, Ind. , and M. Sgt. Donald Foss of Long Island , N.Y. and two daughters, Mrs. Sam ( Beverly ) Mylin of Janesville, Wis., and Mrs. Michael (Lois) McCormick of Sterling. She also leaves two brothers and two sisters, Ephram Oberg of Duluth , Minn. , George Oberg of Hillside, Mrs. Hildur Zelenka of Wilmington and Mrs. Florence Bormann of LaGrange. there are 16 grandchildren. Mrs. Foss was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two daughters. She was a member of Holtslander Rebekah Lodge and a past noble grand, Will Robinson Women’s Relief corps, Holly Camp of royal Neighbors, rock falls and Twin City Barracks Auxiliary 3083. ( Nov 13, 1967 Sterling Gazette) -- Services for Aurora E. Foss were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church , with the Rev. Wayne Booker officiating. Mrs. Emery McNeil was at the organ. Mary Lou Frank and Kay Shook sang “Beyond The Sunset” and “ Ivory Palaces .” Burial was in IOOF Cemetery in Rock Falls . Pallbearers were Richard Foss Jr., William Foss, George Oberg Jr., Wayne Borrann, Kenneth Bormann and Thomas Foss. Robinson Florist’s took charge of the flowers. Arrangements were made by Behren’s Mortuary.
Contributed by Margaet Mangers - Nov 17, 1967 Sterling Gazette

BRIAN D. FOWKES , 33, of Prophetstown died Sunday Sept. 18, 2005. He was employed by Tyson Foods, Joslin as an electrical tecnician for 12 years. Mr. Fowkes was born March 4, 1972 in Sterling, the son of Douglas Edward and Kathryn Ann (Hedstrom) Fowkes. He married Toni Coon on Dec. 12, 1992 in Sterling. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Andrew Michael and Ryan Douglas both of Prophetstown; his father, Douglas of Clinton Iowa, his mother of Sterling; two brothers, Chad and Cory, grandmother, Ruth Hedstrom and grandfather Donald Fowkes.

DANIEL FOWLER - At his home in Union Grove, Ill., on Saturday, June 3, 1893, Mr. Daniel Fowler, aged 63 years, 11 months and 16 days. Daniel Fowler was born at Hyde Park, Dutchess county, N.Y., June 17, 1829. He was married to Margaret Barringer, of Livingston, Columbia county, NY, October 18, 1852. Two children were born to them, Susan, deceased and Sarah, now residing in the state of Nebraska. He removed with his wife to Morrison in the year 1857, where he resided one winter. He then settled in Union Grove where he has since remained. He was a man of integrity of character and of strong firm convictions of right. These principles found exemplification in his life. Towards those whom he met and with whom he associated he was kind hearted and friendly. The sorrows that visited the neighborhood he shared, as he could, with sympathy and aid. He had a genial, hopeful disposition that led him to look beyond immediate difficulties and to resolutely contend against appearances foreboding results that would dishearten many. While the disease that carried him away was persistently tightening its grasp he would battle against it by driving to town and looking after the management of his affairs. In his home he was a kind husband and father, tender and loving. At the age of 20 years he professed his faith in Christ and united with the Baptist church at Hyde Park. After moving to Morrison he united with the Baptist church in which he was a member to the time of his death. Only little over 3 months ago a loved daughter preceded her father to the other land. This sorrow came as a heavy blow to the remaining family. Now the same messenger has called for another. Services were held at the residence by Rev. D. Rogers. The remains interred in Grove Hill Cemetery.

J. FRANK FOWLER - 78, 803 1/2 West 4th Street, Sterling, died suddenly Saturday noon (07 Oct 1973) in a medical office. Funeral services were held at the Allen Funeral Home Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Fouts, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Sterling officiating with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Frank Fowler was born April 9, 1895 in Morrison, the son of Orrin C. and Charlotte Fowler. He was united in marriage to Carrie Alice Curry, who preceded him in death in 1931. He was united in marriage to Sarah E. Treffert, July 30, 1936 after which the couple resided in Morrison until 1953 when they moved to Sterling. Frank was employed in the maintenance department of Illinois State Police District I until his retirement. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sterling. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. John (Katherine) Doty of Rock Falls; one son, Clifton Fowler of Sterling; one step-daughter, Mrs. Herbert (Virginia) Blackman of Coal Valley; two brotheers, Orrin and Leo Fowler, both of Rock Falls; eight grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, two sisters and four brothers.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 8, 1973 - Monday, pg 2

LEMUEL V. FOWLER who as chief cook and steward in the U.S. merchant marine was wounded in the invasion of France, was fond dead in his apartment over the Wagner grocery this morning at an early hour. The body was taken to the Wheelock funeral home where the inquest will be held later this afternoon after which the body will be taken to the Reynolds undertaking parlor, Morrison, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Interment will be in Grove Hill cemetery, Morrison. Mr. Fowler enlisted in the merchant marine February 15, 1944, and served until the invasion of France when a depth charge exploded at the same time a bomb was dropped by a German plane. The force of the explosion hurled him down a stairway. Although wounded he stuck to his post and spent several days cooking and caring for the wounded. He was hospitalized in Oxford, England then sent to the marine hospital, New York and later in Chicago, where it was discovered that several vertebrae were broken. Mr. Fowler was born in Morrison 53 years ago, May 9, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Fowler of Morrison. He was a cook by profession and spent many years in various parts of the country working at his trade. When the CCC was started he worked for the government for three years cooking prior to enlisting in the merchant marine. Mr. Fowler was married to Miss Ruth Inman of Grand Rapids, Minn., who preceded him in death October 10, 1935. He is survived by four children, Earl Fowler of Morrison, Kenneth and Ruth Fowler of Rock Falls, and Lt Irene Fowler ANC of Galesburg. also by the following brothers and sister, Leo Fowler of Rock Falls, (can’t read name) Fowler of Sterling, Clance Fowler of Detroit, Mich., Lillian, wife of John Curren of Detroit, Mich., Nina wife of Mrs.(should be Mr.) Howard Snyder of Morrison and Frank Fowler of Morrison. Two brothers, Joseph and Amos preceded him in death. Mr. Fowler’s health had been steadily growing worse since his discharge from the service.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the August 8, 1946 Sterling Gazette

DONNA (RAMAGE) FRANCIS , 46, of Brampton, Ontario Canada, formerly of Sterling died Sunday Oct. 30, 2005. She was born Aug. 17, 1959 in Sterling the daughter of Leslie and Darlene (Dahlberg) Ramage. She married Keith A. Francis on July 12, 2005. Survivors include her husband; a daughter Emily Johnson of Tampico; two sons, Matthew Johnson of Dixon and Toby Johnson of Prophetstown; four sisters, Brenda Polley and Janet Gallegos of Rock Falls, Lori Green of Sterling, and Midge Ramage of Tampico; three brothers, Robert Polley of Rock Falls, James Ramage of Ohio and dennis Levan of Dixon; a grandchild. She was preceded by her father and a brother Leslie. Services Saturday at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, burial at Oak Knoll.

EUGENIA (PRESTON) FRANCIS , age 91 of Mt. Carroll, Illinois died Sunday, February 1, 2009 at Carroll County Good Samaritan Center, Mt. Carroll. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, with Father Robert North of the St. Paul Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, Illinois. Visitation will be held 1:00 -2:00 p.m. one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Episcopal Church in Eugenia?s memory. Eugenia was born July 15, 1917 in Buffalo Prairie, Illinois, the daughter of Emery and Bertha (Richards) Preston. She attended Buffalo Prairie Country School. On December 19, 1934 she married Alvin Keller. Alvin died October 9, 1959. Eugenia later married John Francis in 1967. John died in 1975. Eugenia operated Jeanie A's Upholstery Shop in Mt. Carroll. She worked for General Electric in Morrison, as a Machine Operator until her retirement in 1980. Eugenia was a member of the St. Paul Episcopal Church in Savanna for many years. She enjoyed sewing and traveling. Most of all she loved her family and friends. Eugenia is survived by her two daughters, Arvilla (John) Straub of Chadwick, Illinois, Arlene (Don) Crockett of Thomson, Illinois; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jane (Floyd) Howard of Clinton, Iowa, Nancy (James) Spahr of Hillsdale, Illinois. Eugenia is preceded in death by her parents; a son, Alvin; a sister, Juanita Jordan and four brothers, Maynard, Richard, Eugene, and Robert Preston.

FLOYD FRANCIS , 71, Rt. 1, Prophetstown, died early Tuesday morning at Community General Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bruce Janes, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday at the Gardner Chapel of the Bosma Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to the United Methodist Church. Floyd Francis was born on Oct. 19, 1911 in Lutesville, Mo., the son of Harry and Vallie May Hahn Francis. He was educated in the Hamilton Corner School, rural Lyndon. He married Lola Mae Hofmeister in Prophetstown on Dec. 16, 1937. She preceded him in 1976. In 1977 he married Oma Chasteen. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, had served on the former Portland School Board for many years and had resided at the present farm since 1938. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Roger (Marilyn) Skromme, East Moline; one step-daughter, Mrs. Don (Sharon) Dancey, Rock Falls; two sons, Gordon D. and Roger W., both of Prophetstown; two step-sons, Dean Chasteen, Paris, Calif., and Nathan Chasteen, Davenport; eight grandchildren; three step grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Merle (Anna) Heath, Sterling, Mrs. William (Velma) Klockenga, Rock Falls, Mrs. Hugo (Edna) Olson, and Mrs. VIolet Farran, both of Prophetstown; and two brothers, Kenneth Francis, Prophetstown and Glenn Francis, Lyndon. Preceding him in death was one sister.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 23, 1983 - Tuesday, pg A6

GLEN ADAM FRANCIS , 77, died Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL. Glen was born August 15, 1929 in Denrock, IL to Harry and Vallie M. (Hahn) Francis. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County grade schools and was a graduate of Lyndon High School, Lyndon, IL. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Glen married Patricia J. Chamberlain on February 6, 1954 in Lyndon, IL. He was engaged in farming in the Prophetstown/Lyndon area his entire life and had been a salesman for Golden Harvest seed corn. Glen was a member of Lyndon Congregational Church in Lyndon, was a member of the Board of Directors of Whiteside F.S., and had served as 4-H leader for the Lyndon Loyal Leaders. Survivors include his wife, Patricia; one daughter, Kathy (Mrs. Steve) Ufkin of Lyndon, IL; two sons, Michael (Corrine) Francis of Deer Grove, IL and Russell (Kay) Francis of Lyndon, IL; eight grandchildren, Jay Ufkin, Alexis (Mrs. Ivan) Socava; Rachel Francis, Riley Francis, Michelle (Mrs. Dan) Link, Megan Gorman and Bart Dirks, Jake Francis, and Ellie Francis; two great grandchildren, Christopher and Charlie Link. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Scott Ufkin; five sisters, Mildred Hansen, Anna Heath, Edna Olson, Violet Vittitow, and Velma Klockenga; two brothers, Floyd and Kenneth Francis.


HARRY ALBERT FRANCIS , 77, passed away Wednesday morning (15 May 1968) at the Prophets Reviewview Center. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, the Rev. Paul Olson officiating, with burial in Lyndon Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gardner Funeral Chapel, Prophetstown, this evening, Thursday. A memorial has been established for the Prophets Riverview Center. Harry Albert Francis was born Sept. 24, 1890 in Lutesville, Mo., the son of George W. and Cordelia (Lutes) Francis. He married Vallie May Hahrr of Lutesville on Dec. 17, 1910. He moved to Prophetstown from Lyndon in 1953. He was a member of the Sylvan Baptist Church of Lutesville. He is survived by three sons, Floyd and Glenn of Prophetstown; Kenneth of Lyndon; four daughters, Mrs. Merle (Anna) Heath of Polo; Mrs. Hugo (Edna) Olson; Mrs. Vesta (Violet) Vittitow; Mrs. William (Velma) Klockenga, all of Prophetstown; three brothers, David and Ollie of Advance, Mo.; Jesse of Garden Plain; 25 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, wife, one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Hansen and two sisters
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette May 16, 1968 - Thursday, pg 2


HELEN I. (WHITINGTON) FRANCIS , 65, of 607 17th Ave., Sterling, died Tuesday, May 16, 1995, at CGH Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home with Rev. Karen Schilling of First United Methodist Church of Sterling, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Mrs. Francis was born May 21, 1930 in Annawan, the daughter of Harley and Mildred (Elgin) Whitington. She married Keith G. Francis in Morrison on June 14, 1953. She was employed at General Electric in Morrison for nine years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Sterling and was a member of the Topps Club. Years ago she taught music, including piano , accordion and organ. Surivivors include her husband, Keith; one daughter, Linda (Bill) Jaynes of Fowler; her mother of Morrison; and one sister, Mabel (Arnold) Zuidema of Morrison. She was preceded in death by her father, one sister, Alice Noble and nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 17, 1995 - Wednesday, pg A2


HUBERT L. FRANCIS , 90, of 7908 Ogden Road, Lyndon, IL, died Thursday, January 26, 2006, at Four Seasons Living Center in Morrison, IL. Hubert was born September 29, 1915 in Lyndon, IL, to Tommy P. and Jessie (Brewer) Francis. He was educated in the Lyndon grade school in Lyndon, IL and graduated from high school in San Bernadino, CA. Hubert married Marie A. Wierenga on February 22, 1938 in Clinton, IA. He was engaged in farming in the rural Lyndon, IL area, his entire life, and was also employed by the Eclipse Lawn Mower Company in Prophetstown, IL. Hubert was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church and had served as a trustee. He was a past board member of Lyndon High School, a member of Whiteside Rural Youth Program, and had served as a 4-H leader for Lyndon Loyal Leaders. Survivors include his wife, Marie; one daughter, Linda (Mrs. Larry) Vos of Prophetstown, IL; two sons, Ronald (Florence) Francis of Prophetstown, IL and Jerry (Debra) Francis of Lyndon, IL; ten grandchildren, Kari (Mrs. Matt) Smith, Teri (Mrs. Randy) Rosenow, Ronald Francis, Caron (Mrs. John) Wilson, Jolyn (Mrs. Brian) Cox, Courtney (Mrs. Ron) Bender, Lena (Mrs. Bill) Wilson, Aurelie Francis, Lisa (Mrs. Jerry) Stuart, and Lori Davis; seventeen great grandchildren; one sister, Bernice (Mrs. Warren) Buck of Seattle, WA; two nephews, Steven (Jeanette) Buck and Gerald (Maury) Buck both of Seattle, WA He was preceded in death by a son, Arman Francis. Burial Lyndon Cemetery.


JESSIE EVERETT FRANCIS , died Sunday, January 8, 1989 at a rest home in Morrison, IL. He was 84. He was born March 14, 1904 in Lutesville, MO, son of George and Cordelia Lutes Francis. He married Velma Willis December 31, 1927 in Lutesville, MO. For three years after their marriage, they lived in Akron, Ohio where he was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber. They moved to Morrison, IL in 1931 and farmed in that area. They had lived on their present farm for 34 years. He was a member of Whiteside County Farm Bureau. He was a former member of New Sylvan General Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Glen (Laveda) Kaufman of Morrison; two sons, Gene of Colona, IL; and Ed of Geneseo, IL; seven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. Two sisters and four bothers preceded him in death. Services were Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Prophetstown with burial in Riverside Cemetery there.
Source: "Jean" at Find-A-Grave


KENNETH L. FRANCIS , 80, of Prophetstown died Saturday, August 26, 2006 at his home. Private graveside services will be held later this week at the Lyndon Township Cemetery, Lyndon. Visitation was held Wednesday at the Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Prophetstown. A memorial fund has been established. Kenneth was born September 6, 1925 in Lyndon the son of Harry A. and Valllie May (Hahn) Francis. He married Dolores Eacker on February 24, 1957 in Mt. Carroll, IL. He farmed for many years and also worked for Smith Farm Supply. Ken was an Army veteran having been stationed in Korea and Japan. He was a quite, wonderful man who loved his family and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He enjoyed flying his plane, watching sports, and inventing. Survivors include his wife; a daughter Crystal Slaunwhite, Sterling; sons, Kurt of Mesa, AZ, Kerry and his wife Teri, Missoula, Montana, five grandchildren; a brother and his wife Glen and Pat Francis, Lyndon.
Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen

FRED FRANK , 44, died at 6:30 o'clock this morning in his home southwest of Tampico, following a serious illness since last Sunday. He underwent an operation last April 18 at Iowa City, Ia., for the removal of a brain tumor and death resulted from another tumor which formed on the brain. Funeral services will be held from the late home at 2 o'clock and the Church of Christ at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery. The deceased was born January 9, 1894, at Thomastown, Bureau County, Illinois, the son of Charles and Mary Frank. He received his education in the Thomas and at the Sunnyside schools. He was married to Eunice Goble, October 11, 1916, at the home of her parents near Tampico. They lived for three years after their marriage on the Harrington farm and then moved to their present farm home. Mr. Frank was a member of the Tampico Church of Christ, the Royal Neighbors of America, the Fidelity Life Association, also a member of the Tampico Farmer's Elevator and township school trustee. For 12 years he had been a director of the Sunnyside School, but was not a director at the time of his death. Besides his widow, he leaves one son, Lyle Stanley, in the home, and his mother, Mrs. Mary Frank of Rock Falls, and one brother, William Frank of Tampico. He was preceded in death by one sister, Augusta, and his father who died in September, 1929.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois July 22, 1938 - Friday, pg 5

GARRIE L. FRANK , 52, of Rock Falls died Monday Aug. 1, 2005 at his home. He was employed by Eagle Country Market for more than 20 years, managing the Rock Falls store until 1992. Mr. Frankw as born Sept. 15, 1952 in Sterling the son of Lee and maythel (Osborne) Frank. He was an avid New york yankees fan and enjoyed horses. Survivors include two daughters, tracey and Michelle; a son Brian; a brother Michael Lee and four grandchildren, Elija, Alexys, Anthony and Isaac.

HAROLD G. FRANK , 59, of Sterling, died Sunday at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, Wis. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling with the Rev. Philip Gronbach, pastor of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. He was born Aug. 30, 1944, in Amboy, Ill., to Clarence and Eunice Steele Frank. He married Nancy L. McDearmon on Oct. 5, 1963, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling. He formerly owned and operated the Super Valu Store in Chadwick, Ill. For the last 10 years, he co-owned and operated Clover Hills Appliance Store in Sterling and Clinton. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Kim (Todd) Bryant of Tucson, Ariz; two sons, Kevin (Sheilisa) Frank of Roscoe, Ill., and Kalvin (Bille Jo) Frank of Milan, Ill.; his mother, Eunice Frank of Sterling; three sisters, Mrs. Barb (Kevin) Melberg of Rock Falls, Ill., Mrs. Lois (Don) Weissenburger of Batavia, Ill., and Mrs. Betty (Ben) Mena of Rockford, Ill.; five brothers, Clem (Cheryl) Frank of Bloomington, Ind., Doug (Mary) Frank of Portales, N.M., Roger (Teresa) Frank of Sterling, Bill (Rhonda) Frank of Galesburg, Ill., and Gary (Gina) Frank of Sterling; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.
Clinton Herald 16 October 2003

LINDA FRANK , Linda Irene, six day old twin of Leeta Eileen, one of the twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Frank of Prophetstown, died Monday evening in St. Francis hospital at Peoria, where she had been taken shortly after birth. Funeral seervices will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Helm funeral home in Prophetstown, the Rev. C. F. Chasteen, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. The committal will be in Riverside cemetery, Prophetstown. The baby was born March 8 in the Morrison community hospital.
Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 15, 1949 - Tuesday, pg. 2, col. 2

LOIS EUGENIA (BURKE)FRANK , 74, of rural Sterling died Aug. 27, 2005 at her home. She was born Aug. 6, 1931 at Chadwick, the daughter of Thomas Patrick adn Helen Catherine (Sauer) Burke. She attended St. Mary Grade School, Sterling and was a 1949 graduate of Catholic Community High School Sterling. She married Forrest Richard Frank on June 17, 1955 at St. Mary Church, Sterling. Lois worked for the former Tritz Implement Co. Sterling for 11 years. When her children were small, she worked part time at the former Burke Grocery Store in Sterling. After the closing of the store, she worked for ARA at Sauk Valley College and at Challand Jr. High School. Lois enjoyed painting pictures and making food for funeral dinners at St. Mary's. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Lynn Sotelo and Gail Henson, both of Sterling; five grandchildren; three sisters Billie, Pattie and Betty. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday Aug. 31, 2005 at St. Mary's. Burial at Calvary Cemetery.

MARVIN EUGENE FRANK - The funeral services for Pfc. Marvin Eugene Frank son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Frank of Sterling who was killed in action at Luxemburg Germany Jan. 1, 1945 will be held at the Melvin Funeral home in Sterling at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The Rev. Clarence Semke pastor of the Union church at Sublette of which the deceased soldier was a member will officiate and burial will be at Oak Knoll Cemetery. Sterling post American Legion will be in charge of the service at the grave. Pfc. Frank was a member of Co A 95th Infantry. He enlisted Feb. 22, 1944 at Amboy and trained at Athens PA. He was sent to Germany in July 1944. He was awarded the Bronze Star Dec. 18, 1944 and was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. He attended grade school at Amboy and Lee Center High School. He was born Dec. 18, 1925 at Milledgeville the son of Marie and Chris Frank. Surviving are his parents, and his three brothers who also served in the Army. Clarence of Sterling, Howard of Rock Falls Lyle of Sterling - also one sister, Mrs. (Walter) Lucille Salzer of Mt. Carroll.

LARRY J. FRANSEN , 63, of Morrison, died Friday at Genesis Medical Center, west campus, Davenport. Interment will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. He was born Aug. 5, 1942, in Sterling, Ill., to William J. and Helen Schol Fransen (Hiis mother was Mary Ellen (Dickey) Fransen, she died when he was 3 years old.) He married Jane E. Brandt on Aug. 31, 1968, in Morrison. He graduated from Galt Grade School, Sterling High School and attended Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minn. He was employed with General Electric, Morrison, for 35 years until retiring in 2000. He also was employed with United States Brass and Copper, Downers Grove, Ill. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Morrison, served as an ordained elder and second ward alderman with the Morrison City Council. He was a charter member and past president of the Morrison Kiwanis Club, served as president of the Morrison Junior Girls Softball League and founded the Morrison Girls Senior Softball League. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Julia Sotelo of Los Alamitos, Calif., Mrs. Janessa (Mark) Renkes of Fulton and Mrs. Laura (Jeff) Arthur of Plainfield, Ill.; eight grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Helen Fransen (stepmother ?) of Sterling; and one sister- and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Robert Kuba of Sterling. He was preceded in death by his father.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers - Death date: March 17, 2006 — Clinton Herald, Clinton, IA

MARY (DICKEY) FRANSEN , 24, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dickey of 708 fourth avenue, Rock Falls, and resident of 608 Thirteenth avenue, Sterling, died Monday about 8 a.m. in Wesley Memorial hospital at Chicago. Her parents were with her. They are accompanying the body here this afternoon to the Wheelock funeral home in Rock Falls. Mary Dickey was born June 19, 1920, at Harmon, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dickey. She was reared in Rock Falls and attended Merrill school. She was married to William J Fransen at Clinton, Ia., in May 1940. The couple came to Rock Falls and made their home until two years ago when they moved to Sterling, living at 608 Thirteenth avenue. One son, Larry J., age three years with his father survive her, as also do six brothers; AS1c Clarence Dickey, in the South Pacific, Raymond, Donald, Gail, James and Roger; and three sisters, Mrs. George (Eunice) Stroup; Mrs. Richard Goff and Miss Elaine Sue at home with her parents. Mrs. Fransen was a member of the Rock Falls Christian church. She was an affectionate and loving daughter, wife and sister and was esteemed by a large circle of friends who miss her greatly. Funeral arrangements had not been made this afternoon.
Contributed by MargaretMangers from the April 9, 1945 Sterling Gazette

WILLIAM J. FRANSEN , of Sterling died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the Jun 6, 2000 Daily Gazette

ELIZABETH LEE FREDERICK - infant daughter of Keith and Kathy Frederick, 610 W. Park, Morrison, was stillborn Friday at the Morrison Community Hospital. Private family services were held today at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma Funeral Home with the Rev. Lynn Longenbaugh of the Morrison United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. Surviving are the parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Given, Morrison; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frederick, Garden City, Kan.; paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Elsa Frederick, Patterson, N.J.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 30, 1982 - Tuesday, page A4

MARIE FREDERICK - Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Frederick, age 77, who passed away Wednesday morning were held Friday at 10 a.m. at the St. Catherine's Catholic Church. The Rev. Cletus Auger, officiated for services and burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Hilaire Castelein, Arnold Waite, Clarence Wagenecht, Elmer Oncken, Stanley Adams and Harry Clementz. The Hillcrest Greenhouse was in charge of floral arrangements.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 3, 1968 - Tuesday, pg 2

VIRGIL M. FREDERICK - Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home in Sterling for Virgil M. Frederick Sr., 57, of RR 4, Sterling, who died Saturday in Iowa City Veterans Hospital. The Rev. Ronald E. Kramer, pastor of the Pentecostal Faith Assembly Church was in charge of the services with burial taking place in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Mrs. Roscoe Eades was at the organ during the services with Mrs. George Elgin and Miss Candy Cunningham singing, Come and Dine and That Man of Galilee. Pallbearers were William Smith, Harry Reitzel, Sam Bell, Robert Kramer, Richard O'Neal and Harold Chambers. Flowers by Judy Gors and Swartleys.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 12, 1970 - Thursday, pg 2

ANNA (BOUSUM) FREDERICKS , 56, Lyndon, died Sataurday at 12:30 p.m. in Lanark. At a coroner's inquest at the Frank Funeral Home, Lanark, Saturday evening, death was attributed to hanging. Services will be held at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Morrison, with the Rev. Earl Clark officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll, Sterling. Visitation will be in Tomlinson Funeral Home, Morrison, on Monday (today) from 7 to 9 p.m. Anna Flora Bousum was born Feb. 26, 1914, in Polo, the daughter of Carl and Roxanna Schaffer Bousum. She received her education in Polo and lived most of her life in White Pigeon and Coleta areas. She had lived in Lyndon for the past nine years. She married Harm Frederick, Feb. 4, 1931, in Cliton, Iowa. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Schryver, Lyndon; Mrs. Goldie Howell, Rock Falls; one son, Kenneth, Lyndon; one brother, Ray Bousum, Byron; four sisters, Mrs. Mae Bosley, Rockford; Mrs. Rebecca Rucker, Edgerton, Wis.; Mrs. George (Irene) Hulferts, Mrs. Ina Kuehlmier, both of Lanark; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded by her parents, five brothers, one sister and three grandchildren.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois February 22, 1971 - Monday, pg 2

LARRY E. FREDRICKS , age 67, of Morrison died Saturday, July 16, 2005 at the VA Medical Center, Iowa City, IA. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2005 at Coleta United Methodist Church, Rev. Wesley Dickson officiated. Visitations were from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Burial was at West Genesee Cemetery, Coleta with military funeral honors. A memorial has been established in his memory. Larry was born January 9, 1938 in Morrison, son of Goldie Fredricks. He attended the Clyde Township grade school and graduated from Morrison High School in Morrison. Larry married Dixie L. Becker on September 18, 1965 in Rock Falls. He served in the U.S. Army. He was employed with Northwest Steel & Wire in Sterling. He then was employed with H and H Farm Service in Milledgeville. He later drove truck for Buhrow Trucking in Coleta; he also owned and operated, along with his wife, the Coleta Convenience Store in Coleta. He was a member of the Coleta Sportsman Club, Coleta and a member of the Illinois Trappers Association. Larry will be deeply missed by his wife, Dixie; three daughters, Debbie Scheidecker of Riverside, CA, Diane (Mrs. Paul) Shipman of Milledgeville and Terri Fredricks of Leroy; two sons, Barry Fredricks of Fulton and Rick (Patricia) Fredricks of Morrison; eight grandchildren; and three great grandchildren. His mother, Goldie precedes Larry in death

BILLY FRITSCH - 51, died Thursday (02 September 1983) in a military hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, following a long illness. Funeral services were held in Hawaii. Billy Fritsch was born on Nov. 20, 1931. He was a pilot in the Marines for 30 years and flew oveer 300 combat missions in the Vietnam war. Since retiring, he has been a pilot with Royal Hawaiian Airlines in Hawaii. Surviving are his wife; one son, Billy Jr.; three step children; his mother Mayme Buchanan, Rock Falls; two brothers, Elder Fritsch, Rock Falls and Gary Fritsch, Tampico; one sister, Nyla Croy, Sterling. Preceding him in death were his father, Cecil of Tampico and one sister, Donna Roth, Belleville.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 6, 1983 - Tuesday, pg 10

CECIL J. FRITSCH , 64, was killed Thursday afternoon in Fairfield Township, in an auto accident. He was born Sept. 23, 1902, in Manlius, (Bureau Co IL) the son of Elmer and Anna Fritsch. He was educated in the Manlius school. He had been a resident of Tampico for 23 years. He married Mamie Hollis of Walnut in 1927. He married Mae T. Barth of Decatur, in 1961. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, Tampico. He was a former assessor of Tampico Township, former grocer, and had been semi-retired since 1965. He was substituting as a rural mailcarrier at the time of his death. He is survived by three sons, Eldon, Rock Falls; Major Billy Fritsch, currently a Marine pilot in Vietnam; Gary, Deer Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Donna) Roth, Belleville; Mrs. Ronald (Hyla) Crag, Rock Falls; one sister, Mrs. Leona Hayden, Tampico; 11 grandchildren and several nieces. He was preceded by his parents and one brother Harold. Funeral services are pending word from the son in Vietnam. The Rev. Roger Baumeister of the Methodist Church, Tampico, and the Rev. Orville Cole of the EUB Church, Red Oak, will officiate. Burial will be in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schmitt Chapel after 2 p.m. Saturday. Tampico - Double funeral services for Cecil Joseph Fritsch, 64, and his wife, Mae Fritsch, 57, of Tampico were held at Tampico First Methodist Church on Sunday at one o'clock. The Rev. Roger Baumeister of the Tampico Methodist Church and the Rev. Orville Cole, Red Oak EUB Church officiating. Kenneth Stabler of Tampico sang "Abide With Me" and Mrs. Owen Hurst of Walnut sang "God Be With You Till We Meet Again" accompanied by Mrs. David Hoover at the organ. The many floral tributes were cared for by Mrs. Virgil Peterson, Mrs. William Tornow, Mrs. Charles Hamblock and the Hillcrest Greenhouse. Interment was in Tampico Memorial Cemetery with Marvin Guither, Alvin Birkey, LaVern Johnson of Walnut, and Frank Thomas, Raymond Musche, Michael Donnelly, of Tampico serving as pallbearers. Tampico -- Mrs. Mae T. Fritsch, 57, Tampico, was killed in an auto accident that took the life of her husband also, in Fairfield Township, Thursday afternoon. She was born April 17, 1910, in Ohio, the daughter of William and Maude Parlier. She was educated in Ohio. She had lived in Tampico for six years. She married Albert Barth in 1925. She married Cecil J. Fritsch in 1961. She was a member of the EUB Church, Red Oak. She was also a member of World War II Mothers. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Frank (Genevieve) O'Malley, Sterling; Mrs. Charles (Alberta) Nusbaum, Dixon; Mrs. Lloyd (Arlene) Johnson, Deer Grove; one son, Eddie R. Barth, Walnut; one sister, Mrs. Ray Slover, Kewanee; 13 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services are pending word of the son in Vietnam. The Rev. Roger Baumeister of the First Methodist Church, and the Rev. Orville Cole of the Red Oak EUB Church will officiate. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schmitt Chapel after 2 p.m. Saturday.
Contributed by Melva Taylor

COREY DOUGLAS FRITSCH - Funeral rites for Corey Douglas Fritsch, two, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary (Pat Tornow) Fritsch, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Schmitt Chapel, with the Rev. Alan Waisanen of the Tampico Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schmitt Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Gary Douglas Fritsch was born Dec. 27, 1969 in Sterling. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Tom and Rodney at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Tornow of Tampico; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Gordon Buchanan of Albion and maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Emma Johnson of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Cecil Fritsch; maternal great grandfather, Henry Johnson. An inquest is being held today to determine the cause of death. (The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois Octobeer 3, 1971 - Tuesday, pg. 2, col. 1 ) Services for Corey Douglas Fritsch were at the Schmitt Chapel in Tampico at 2 p.m. The Rev. Alan Waisanen of Tampico Baptist Church officiated. Organist Mrs. Arnold McCauley played special numbers "I'll Be A Sunbeam" and accompanied Miss Mary Peach as she sang "How Great Thou Art." Flowers were cared for by Mrs. John Joe Cooney and Mrs. Norden Scanlon. Interment was in Tampico Memorial Cemetery with James Henrekin, Ronald Keupker, George Hansen and Laverne Mickley serving as Casketbearers
Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 5, 1972 - Thursday, pg. 2, col. 3

MARILYN ANN (PETERSON) FRITSCH , 61, OF 222 Martin Road, Rock Falls, died March 9, 1992, at KSB Hospital, Dixon. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, with the Rev. James Wener, pastor of the First Congregational Church, Rock Falls, officiating. Entombment will be at the Riverside Mausoleum. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the First Congregational Church, Rock Falls. Mrs. Fritsch was born Jan. 13, 1931, in Sterling, the daughter of Virgil and Fern (Carlson) Peterson. She married Elden Fritsch Aug. 5, 1950, in Tampico. She was the bookkeeper at the First Congreagational Church of Rock Falls. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Randy L. Fritsch of Rock Falls, and Gregg A. Fritsch of Edwardsville; four grandchildren; her father of Tampico; and one brother, LaVerne Peterson of Sterling. She was preceded in death by her mother.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 11, 1992 - Wednesday, pg A2

EDITH (SHUCK) FRITZ , 74, of Sterling, died Saturday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sterling Carter of 612 16th Ave, Sterling, following failing heath for several months. She was a teacher in the primary department os St. John's Lutheran Church Sunday School for 43 years and an active member of the Sterling Church since June 10, 1906. She was a member of the Social Circle and Harris Circle of the church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John Lutheran Church with Dr. Alfred Grewe, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at Trouth Funeral Home until noon Monday when Mrs. fritz will be tahen to St. John Lutheran Church to lie in state until the hour of services. Edith Shuck was born Oct. 13, 1880 in Palymra Township, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Shuck. She was educated in Palymra and married Gus Fritz Feb. 28, 1906 in Dixon. Rev. Rutherford performed the ceremony and the couple immediately move to Sterling. Surviving are one son Daniel Fritz, of Elmhurst; three daughters, Mrs. Sterling (Mary) Carter, Mrs. Joseph (Mildred) Murphy of Grand Detour, and Mrs. Raymond (Myrtle) Fulfs, of Sterling; 14 grandchildren two great-grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Wilbur Bates, of Dixon; three brothers, Jacob, of Dixon; Richard, of Mapleton, Minn; and Clarence of Beloit, Wis.; in addition to many nices and nephews. she was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, who died Oct. 3, 1947, one sister, and four brothers.

MORE ON THE FUNERAL -- Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Fritz was held Monday afternoon from St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. Alfred Grewe, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. The body was taken from Trouth Funeral Home at noon yesterday to the church to lie in state until 2 p.m. the hour of the funeral. Mrs. Pearle Graehlling played the organ at the services while Phil Breiding sang "God will Take Care Of You." Pallbearers were Wayne Fritz, Art Fritz, William Shuck, Robert Shuck, Gene Bates, and Russell Shuck. Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Theodore Behrends, Mrs. Ralph Thomas, Mrs. Nevin Loux, Mrs. Albert Breiding, and Swartley's Florists.

GLADYS M. (HOUSTON) FRITZ , 72, of 211 10th Ave., Rock Falls, died Friday morning in Community General Hospital. Funeral services will be announced upon completion by the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home. Mrs. Fritz was born Jan. 9, 1900 in Rock Falls, the daughter of Edwin and Ellen Aitken Houston. She was united in marriage to Bruce H. Fritz who preceded her in death April 13, 1954. Mrs. Fritz was a member of the First Congregational Church of Rock Falls. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Marjorie) McAndrews of Rock Falls; three sons, Edwin of Woodridge, Vernon of Rockford, and Robert of Bettendorf, Iowa; one brother, Arthur J. Houston of Sterling; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Zemke in May of this year and one son Wendell.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 23, 1972 - Friday, page 2

Gus A. FRITZ , 75, 716 Locust St. passaway at the public hosital at 1:45 Friday afternoon. Mr. Fritz entered the hospital Wed. evening suffering from a heart attack. The remains were taken to the Trouth undertaking parlor, and was removed to the family residence Saturday morning. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon Oct. 5, at 2:30 at the home and at 3 o'clock at St. John Lutheran Church Rev. Dr. Alfred Grewe officiating. Burial will be in Riverside. Mr. Fritz was born Sept. 16, 1872, in West Prussia, Germany. He Came here as a young man and settle in Sterling where he has since resided. He was married to Miss. Edith Anna Shuck at Dixon. She survives him as does one son and three daughters. They are daniel Fritz of Dixon ; Mrs Sterling Carter, Mrs. Joseph Murphy of Dixon, and Miss Myrtle Fritz of Sterling. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and two brothers William, of Oregon and Ferinand of Sterling. his parents two brothers, and three sisters preceded him in death.

JOHN FRITZ - The owner and operator of Fritz Redi-Mix and Trucking Co., John Fritz, 61, 402 E. 11th St. Rock Falls, died Monday night (1 Dec 1975) at Community General Hospital after a short illness. Fritz, a strong backer of youth activities, sponsored bowling teams as well as girls baseball teams during his many years in the community. Funeral services will be held with a prayer service on Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with the Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. at St. Andrews Catholic Church with the Rev. William F. Myer, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Rosary will be recited Wed., at 8 p.m. A memorial has been established in his memory to St. Andrews Catholic Church Building Fund. Fritz was born on Sept. 12, 1914 in Deer Grove, the son of Charles and Minnie Baker Fritz. He was united in marriage to the former Eva Johnson on Feb. 1, 1947. He was a member of the St. Andrews Catholic Church in Rock Falls, serving as an usher for many years. He was a veteran of W.W. 2, serving as staff sergeant in the Philippine Islands and was a member of the Rock Falls Legion Post 902. He is survived by his widow Eva, one son, Terry, in the business with his father, one daughter, Debra, a student at Western University in Macomb, one grandson, two brothers, Donald of Walnut, and Leo of Littleton, Colorado; three sisters, Mrs. Lyle (Kay) Padgett and Mrs. Floyd E. (Margaret) Clapp, both of Walnut; and Mrs. Howard (Alice) Ross of Princeton. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Mary Knoll, he also leaves many nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 2, 1975 - Tuesday, pg 6

JOYCE L. (ANDERSON) FRITZ , 72, of Sterling died Monday, June 16, 2003, after an illness. She was employed by Mercy Health Care as a certified nurses aide for several years. Mrs. Fritz was born April 27, 1931, in Princeton, the daughter of Clarence and Ruth (Kelly) Anderson. She married Marion Fritz on Oct. 19, 1949, in Walnut. He died Feb. 17, 1984. She was a member of Harvest Time Bible Church, Rock Falls, and Sterling Moose. She enjoyed crocheting and doing crafts. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah K. (James) Kerns of Sterling; two sons, Marvin Fritz of St. Augustine, Fla., and Marion Fritz of Ashton; two brothers, the Rev. William Anderson of Pekin and David Anderson of Moline; three sisters, Lois Johnson of Princeton, Shirley Haas of Moline and Marilyn Nesbitt of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls, with the Rev. William Anderson officiating. Burial is at Walnut Cemetery
Daily Gazette 17 June 2003

LOREN DALE FRITZ , 22, 908 1st Ave., Sterling, died suddenly Thursday morning, (21 Jul 1983) drowning in Leisure Lake, Rock Falls. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home, Sterling, with Rev. Carl J. Zager, pastor of the Rock Falls United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Friends may call at the funeral home form 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m A memorial has been established in his memory. Loren Fritz was born on July 20, 1961, in Sterling, the son of Thomas Eugene and Shirley Ann McCleary Fritz. He was a 1980 graduate of Sterling High School. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fritz, Sterling; three brothers, Scott and Rodney, both of Sterling, and Craig of Long Beach, Calif.; one sister, Debra Graham, Sterling; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Durr, Sterling; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mildred McCleary, Sterling, and paternal great grandmother Mrs. Bessie Van Dusen, Rock Falls. He is preceded by his maternal grandfather, Roy McCLeary, one brother, and one sister.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls Illinois July 25, 1983 - Monday, pg A4

WILLIAM HENRY FRITZ , - passed away Saturday evening at 9:30 o'clock at his home, 212 Eleventh Avenue, after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. S. B. Wirsching, pastor of the Rock Falls Methodist Church, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the family home, and interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Fritz was born in 1850, and spent most of his life in this vicinity. Mrs. Fritz preceded him in death 28 years ago, and for the past 13 years he made his home with his son, Edwin Fritz, and family. Three sons, George W., Walter B. and Grover C. Fritz, also preceded him in death, and he is survived by the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Julia Drucilla Elgin, wife of Albert Elgin of Rockford; Mrs. Lily May Weaver, wife of John Weaver of Rock Falls; Mrs. Caroline Ricketts, wife of Ed Ricketts of Union Bridge, Maryland; Mrs. Birdie Weaver, wife of Freemont Weaver of Woodlawn; William Edward Fritz and Clifford Fritz of Rock Falls; Edwin Fritz of Sterling, and Fulton, Frank and Arnold Fritz, of Wessington Springs, S. Dak. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive, beside many friends.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 9, 1927 - Monday, pg 10

THOMAS C. FRITZ , of 302 East 7th St., Rock Falls, died suddenly Sunday afternoon (5 March 1967) . Born Dec. 5, 1900 in Bowie, Texas, he was the son of Amos and Mary Fritz. A resident of Sterling practically his entire life he was for the past 47 years employed by National Manufacturing Company. He was married to Mrs. Catherine Cole, June 10, 1947, in South Beloit, Illinois. Surviving besides his widow are a stepson, Clarence Cole of South Beloit, one step-daughter, Mrs. Lyle (Betty) Brooks of Tony, Wis., nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren. There are a number of nieces and nephews in this area. His parents, several brothers and sisters preceded including Chester Hagerman, Mrs. Tony Bartel and Mrs. Fred Schumacher. The body was moved to the Melvin Funeral Home. The Rev. Dwight Knasel, pastor of the Free Methodist Church of Sterling, will officaite and burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery.
Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 6, 1967 - Monday, pg 2

ROBERT P. FROETER , 76, of Sterling died July 30, 2005 at CGH. He was employed by Engineered Roofing of Sterling as a roofer, retiring in 1986. He was born March 12, 1929 in Sterling the son of Edward Joseph and Marion (Ondeck) Froeter. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He married Bobbie J. Purvis in 1977. He was a member of Moose Lodge 726, American Legion Post 296, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 326 and the Knights of Columbus, all in Sterling. He enjoyed cooking for the knights of Columbus and working jigsaw puzzles. Survivors include his wife; five sons Kevin, Craig, Todd and Kory all of Sterling and Christopher of Evanston; a sister Eheila Crain of Springfield and nine granchildren, Carrie, Jennifer, Rebecca, Kathryn, Paul, Erin, Alex, Joseph and Ruby. He was preceded bya brother Richard. Services at McDonald Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul C. White pastor of Sacred heart Catholic Church officiating. Military honors will follow.

NETTIE (DOBERS) FULLER , 97, of Erie died May 24, 2005 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center. She was a bus driver for Erie Schools. Mrs. Fuller was born Jun 1, 1907 in Erie, the daughter of John and Katie Jane (Miller) Dobers. She amrried Richard Fuller in June 1930. He died March 11, 1992. Survivors include a daughter Barbara Fuller-Curry of Erie; a son Richard Jr. of Geneseo; six grandchildren adn nine great-grandchildren. The funeral is at Gibson Funeral Home in Erie, Saturday. Burial in Erie Cemetery.
Contributed by Jan Roggy

THOMAS BROWN FULLER , was born in Little Britain, Lancaster county, Pa., September 23, 1836, where he grew to manhood. He came to Illinois in the spring of 1858. He was married to Catherine Warner, Dec. 6, 1860 and to them eleven children were born, Jacob H. of Lake City, Ia., James T. of Jordan, Norman W. of Prosser, Wash., Anna Mary, deceased, Mrs. Frank Wolber of Jordan, Rollan A. of Jul Junction, Ia., Ruth Ellen of Jordan, Reuben C. of Jordan, Mrs. Ed Neikirk of Milledgeville, Fannie Jane deceased, and Catherine Mae of Jordan. He lived in Jordan forty-seven years. He was an industrious man and earned a great deal of money, besides rearing his large family he paid for a home. He was a lover of the beautiful, especially of flowers, always stopping to admire them. He had been in poor health for many months and knew he could not recover. He grew weaker from day to day until he slept the last sleep on Wednesday, August 22. The funeral was held Friday and was largely attended and the interment was at East Jordan. The bearers were Amos Sanford, George Wareheim, Nelson and John Adam Jacob, Samuel Talbott and John Dick. Rev. King spoke words of consolation. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers from friends of the deceased. The living children were all present at the funeral except Norman Fuller of Washington. He will be missed not only by his family but by the neighborhood.
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