HORACE G. GHOLSON, of Princeton, died suddenly in his home at 2:30 p.m. Monday. He was the brother of LeRoy Gholson, and Mrs. James (Mary) McGee, both of Sterling. Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton, followed by burial in Round Grove Cemetery. There will be visitation from seven to nine o'clock this Tuesday evening. Dr. Gholson is survived by his wife and mother, Mrs. Maude Gholson, a patient in Colonial Acres Rest home, five brothers and one sister, Dr.
Edward Gholson of Savanna, Jack Gholson of Princeton, Paul Gholson of Centrailia, James Gholson of Chicago, LeRoy Gholson and Mrs. James McGee of Sterling. He was a 1942 graduate of the Palmer School of Chirogractic in Davenport, Iowa. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 2, 1965 - Tuesday, pg 2 col 3]
JOHN GHOLSON - Funeral services for John F. Gholson of Como were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Allen Funeral Home, with Leo Huebner, presiding minister of the Clinton, Ia.; Congreagation of Jehovah's Witnesses, in charge. Mrs. Roscoe Eades was at the organ for the services. Burial was in Round Grove cemetery. The pallbearers were Peter Gregerson, Wayne Howard, Wendell Blackburn, Wayne Larson, Herman Folsom and Mervyn Armstrong. Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Herman Folsom, Mrs. Lyle Marshang, Mrs. Wayne Larson and Swartleys. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 25, 1957 - Monday, pg 2]
JOSEPH F. GIBBONS, 45, of 1209 Sycamore Rd., Rock Falls, was dead on arrival at Community General Hospital Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls with Rev. David L. Beebe, pastor of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls officiating. The body will be taken overland to the Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, Ill., where services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Lake Creek Cemetery, Johnston City, Ill. Visitation will be Thursday from 7-9 at the Union Funeral Home. Local visitation will be Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Wheelock Allen Funeral Home. He was born Feb. 11, 1933 in Peoria, the son of John F. and Hazel Downs Gibbons. He was a construction worker with the Union Local 727 in Dixon. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Hazel Gibbons of Rock Falls; one sister, Mrs. Gordon (Mary) Hopper of Dixon; two brothers, James Gibbons of Sunnyvale, Calif., and David Gibbons of Como. He was preceded in death by his father and three brothers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 2, 1978 - Wednesday, page 6]
CLYDE GIBLER : Funeral services for Clyde Gibler of Morrison who died Sunday evening at the Morrison Hospital were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Tomlinson Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Olson, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Minta Cemetery near Garden Plain. Pallbearers were Everett Ege, Robert Curry and Emmet Keisel of Newton, Ralph Huggins of Lanark, John Hoy of Fulton and George Howe of Morrison. The beautiful floral tributes were arranged by Mrs. Carl Popkins and Mrs. William Rose of Morrison. Mrs. R.B. Heysinger of Morrison sang "whispering Hope", accompanied by Miss Edna Matthew. [Obituary dated 1 June 1953]
ELLEN GIBSON - The death of Mrs. Ellen Gibson, an aged and highly respected resident of Bureau Co., occurred last Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Olsson at the age of 83 years, 5 months and 20 days. She had been sick less than two weeks and death was due to weakness of age and other infirmities. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Swedish Church west of New Bedford at two o'clock, following a short service at the late home, and interment made in the Tampico Cemetery. The services were in charge of Rev. Alfred Nelson, and Messrs. James Nelson, Alfred and Swan Crosell, Otto Johnson, Will Anderson and Nelse Swanson acted as pallbearers. Mrs. Gibson was born in Sweden, March 10, 1835, but had spent most of her life in this country. She leaves to mourn her loss three sons and one daughter. They are John, Andrew and Swan, and Mrs. John Olsson, the husband and father having passed to the other shore a number of years ago. [[Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 4, 1918 - Wednesday]
ELIZABETH NANNIE ANTON GIBSON, 72, died Sunday morning (12 May 1963) at her home, 102 E. 2nd St., in Prophetstown. Mrs. Elizabeth Nannie Anton Gibson was born July 30, 1890, the daughter of Gustaf and Emma Johnson Ackeberg, in Prophetstown. She attended the Riverside School, living in Prophetstown all her life, residing at her last residence for the past 20 years. She married Anton Gibson on Dec. 31, 1912, in Morrison. She was an active member of the OES and the First Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs Charles (Irene) Emery and Mrs. Eldon (Gene) Blair, Prophetstown; two brothers, Arthur Ackeberg, Prophetstown, and Claude Ackeberg, Lyndon; two sisters, Mrs. Saide Plumbly and Mrs. Norman (Mildred) Swanson, Prophetstown; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Lawrence Anderson, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gardner Funeral Chapel this afternoon and evening. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 13, 1963 - Monday, pg 2 col 2]
LILA (KNAPLE) GIBSON, 82, of Charlotte, N.C., died Jan. 4, 1993 in Charlotte, N.C.. Funeral services will be Thursday at the Gibson Funeral Home, Erie. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. A memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Gibson was. She married Vernon Gibson Sept. 29, 1927 in Chicago. He died Oct. 29, 1975. She is survived by two daughters, Janet Dahl of Charlotte, N.C., and Susan Scott of East Northport, N.Y.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Kenneth Knaple of Michigan. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 11, 1993 - Monday, pg A2]
WALTER GIBSON, 72, of 401 W. 2nd Ave., Lyndon, died Feb 1, 1994, at the Skilled Care Facility of Morrison Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown, and will be announced upon completion. [Contributed by Barbara Nugent - Sterling Daily Gazette 2 Feb 1994]
RAYMOND F. GIERHART, 72 of Sterling died Sunday August 13, 2006 at his home following an illness. He was born on September 18, 1933 in Prophetstown, IL the son of Clyde and Virginia (Spotts) Gierhart. He married Delores Sloat on August 5, 1956 in Rock Falls. Mr. Gierhart had been employed in the grocery store business as produce manager for several years and had served on the Sterling City Council as a past Alderman at Large for the city. He was instrumental in helping to establish Self Help Enterprises in Sterling. He had served for 52 years as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America having earned the Boy Scout Silver Beaver Medal and served for 18 years as the curator of the Boy Scout, Girl Scout and Campfire Museum in Sterling. Enjoyed collecting antiques and painting. Mr. Gierhart was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock Falls. Surviving is his wife, Delores; two son Paul (Sue) Gierhart of Rock Falls and Chris (Teresa) Gierhart of Sterling; two brothers Lawrence (Marge) Gierhart of Spring Branch, TX and Charles (Roberta) Gierhart of Argyle, TX; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday August 17, 2006 at 10 AM in St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls with Monsignor Thomas Dzielak, Celebrant officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation is on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Memorials in his memory to St. Andrew Grade School or Hospice of the Rock River Valley would be appreciated.
ABRAHAM GIFFROW, a well known and highly respected retired farmer, died at the family home at Second avenue and Eighth street at 5:30 o'clock Monday evening of last week. Death was due to senile debility, after an illness of some duration. The deceased was a native of Germany, having been born in Brandenburg, on September 18, 1831. He was married in Germany in 1860 and four years later he with Mrs. Giffrow, came to the United States and located in Jordan township, this county, where he successfully carried on agricultural pursuits until eight years ago, when he retired from active life and moved to Sterling. Mr. Giffrow is survived by his widow and six children. They are Mrs. John Arnold of Jordan; Fernando Giffrow of Sterling; Mrs. David Schaffer of Sterling; Mrs. Lizzie McPerson of Milledgeville; Abraham Giffrow of Jordan, and Miss Catherine Giffrow of the home. The funeral services were held from the residence at 12:30 on Thursday, and from the German Lutheran church in Jordan township at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mr. Schneider, pastor of the Jordan German Lutheran church, of which Mr. Giffrow has been a member for years, officiated. Interment was held in the German Lutheran cemetery. [Contributed by Karen Fyock - dated Jan. 14, 1904 handwritten date on Scrapbook Clipping]
FREDERKA (STERN) GIFFROW, died at her home on Fourth-ave Wednesday at 5:15 o'clock after an illness of over a year with dropsy. The funeral will be held Friday from the late home at 12 o'clock and from the West Jordan Lutheran Church at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Louis Gressens of the German Lutheran Church of this city, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Hustedt of the West Jordan Church officiating. The burial will be in the West Jordan cemetery. Frederka Stern was born in Branberg, Germany, March 1, 1838, and at the age of seventeen came to this country, locating in Whiteside County. She was married Oct. 25, 1860, to Christian Giffrow of Jordan township, her husband preceding her in death on Oct. 10, 1889. She was the mother of ten children, all of whom survive to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. They are: William of LeMars, Ia., Frank of Sterling, Mrs. Emma Duesling of Sterling, John, Delia, Wolber and Charles of Jordan, Henry of Oldwine, Ia., Rose living at home, and Herman of Genessee and Robert of Coloma. Two brothers, Fred and Christian of this city are also left to mourn with a host of friends. She was a life long member of the German Lutheran Church and was a woman held in the highest esteem by all who knew her. She had lived in Jordan from the time of her marriage until eight years ago, when she removed to this city. [Contributed by Carolyn Norquest]
HAZEL (WHISLER) GIFFROW, 85, of Princeton, formerly of Rock Falls, died Nov. 1, 1992, at Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton, after an extended illness. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Karen Schilling, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Blair Funeral home, Sterling. Mrs. Giffrow was born Nov. 3, 1906, in Jordan Township, the daughter of Melton B. and Mary (Cross) Whisler. She married Harold Giffrow, Feb. 9, 1926. She attended Brown's Business College in sterling. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, past president and life member of the United Methodist Women, formerly W.S.C.S., a Sunday School teacher, member of Sterling and Rock Falls Women's Clubs, Hume Township, Homemakers, Illinois Arabian Horse Association, and Sauk Valley Horseman's Association. She and her husband and daughter ran the Lark Lee Arabian Horse Farm, south of Rock Falls. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles D. (Judith) Putts and Shirley Giffrow, both of Princeton; one son, Robert D. Giffrow of Sherman Oaks, Calif.; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband and one sister, Bertha Gilbert. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 2, 1992 - Monday, pg 2]
HERMAN GIFFROW, 78, 1102 First Ave. Sterling, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon while visiting in the home of his son Allan C. 509 Armedia Ave. Dixon . Lee County coroner conducted an inquest Sunday. The verdict was death from a heart attack. Mr. Giffrow was born Oct. 29, 1875 in Genesee Township north of Sterling the son of Christian and Fredericka Stern Giffrow. He married Louise Anspach Feb. 14, 1894 in Rock Falls. Surviving are his widow, three sons, Allen of Dixon; Harold of Rock Falls and Albert of Sterling. A daughter Mrs. Charles E. Johnson, Sterling. A brother Robert of St. Petersburg FL, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son Leo preceded him in death. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 P.M. Melvin Funeral home, burial at Riverside Cemetery Sterling.
JOHN GIFFROW, passed away at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon (11 Mar 1932) at his home at 1107 Third Avenue, as a result of a fall while picking cherries last June. Although injured at the time he had not complained until about three weeks ago, when he took worse. He was born on the homestead north of Sterling, Dec. 3, 1865, and spent his entire life in this community. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Arthur of north of Sterling, Lloyd of Rock Falls, and Ernest; four brothers, Frank and Charles of Sterling, Henry of Clinton, Ia., and Robert of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Herman Dusing of Coleta, Mrs. William Wolver and Mrs. Rose Frazer of Sterling, and three grandchildren. One brother, William of LeMars, Ia., preceded him in death. Definite funeral arrangements have not been made as yet, but it is expected the rites will be held Monday afternoon. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois March 11, 1932 - Friday, pg 6]
WALTER WILLIAM GILBERT, A private family graveside service was held for Walter W. Gilbert Sr., 81, of Davenport, [formerly of Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois],at Grovehill Cemetery, Morrison, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the Savanna VFW. Mr. Gilbert died Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at Good Samaritan Center, Davenport. Walter William Gilbert was born June 18, 1925, in Warroad, Minn., son of Thomas James and Augusta Dambach Gilbert. On Aug. 6, 1943, he married Mary Sue Locey in Savanna. She preceded him in death May 16, 1998. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in Africa, Sicily, Italy and Normandy, France. He retired from the City of Savanna after 17 years as Assistant Superintendent of Public Works. He was a Life Member and former commander of the Savanna Veterans of Foreign Wars, serving in many positions and committies as well as proudly serving in the honor guard at military funerals and community functions. Survivors (and spouses) include one daughter, Sheryl Hamm, Moline, Illinois; two sons, Ronald Gilbert, Fort Madison, Iowa, and Walt (Leola) Gilbert Jr., Renton, Wash.; daughters-in-law, Lori Gilbert, Lake Forest Park, Wash., and Doris Gilbert, Savanna; one brother, Pat (Poppy) Gilbert, Savanna; sisters-in-law, Judi Locey, Clinton, Iowa, Elsie Turner, St. Germain, Wis., and Irene Locey, International Falls, Minn.; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, one son, one sister, one brother, five half-sisters and one grandson. [Contributed by Lori Gilbert]
DONALD F. GILDEAN, 71, RR 1, Harmon, died Wednesday evening (15 Jun 1983) in his home after a sudden illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Williams, pastor of the Harmon Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Harmon Methodist Church or the Walnut Rescue Squad. Donald Geldean was born on Feb 3, 1912 in Harmon the son of Henry and Mable Hettinger Geldean. He farmed for a number of years in the Harmon area. On Sept. 10, 1932 he married Evelyn Clatworthy in Harmon. He was a member of the Harmon Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Max, Olympia Fields and Robert, E. Moline; one brother, Howard, Harmon; three sisters, Mrs. Roger Gertrude Hedrick, Sterling, Mrs. Chester (Avis) Sutton, Lyndon and Mrs. Merle (Helen) Nelson, Walnut; five grandchildren and one great grandson. Preceding him in death was his brother, Earl. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, June 16, 1983 - Thursday, pg A6]
DONALD LEROY GILLMAN - Graveside services were conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling for infant Donald LeRoy Gillman Jr. who died at birth Thursday at Community General Hospital, the son of Donald LeRoy and Sonja Kay Mitchell Gillman, 1404 13th Ave., Rock Falls. The Rev. Jimmie Walker, pastor of the First Pentecostal Church of Rock Falls, officiated. Infant Gillman is survived by his parents; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Mitchell of Rock Falls; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Norvill Gillman of Sterling. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 9, 1974 - Saturday, page 8]
EMMA (GREGORY) BALLARD GILLMAN, 89, of Sterling died Sunday, July 6, 2003, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. She was employed by Sears Roebuck and Co. as a seamstress and clerk and also by Dixon Developmental Center. She and her husband owned Ballard's Lounge, Sterling, for many years. Mrs. Gillman was born Sept. 8, 1913, in Vetel, S.D., the daughter of Ross and Minnie (Burdick) Gregory. She married Arthur R. Ballard on June 20, 1931, in Carbon Cliff. He died Oct. 27, 1970. She later married Norval Gregory on June 28, 1974. He died Aug. 9, 1993. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rock Falls. She enjoyed playing cards and attending the senior center. Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine (Wayne) Hendryx of Rock Falls and Karen (Gerald) Hodges of Lake Carroll; two sons, Dean Ballard of Sterling and Wayne (Pat) Ballard of Nicholasville, Ky. a stepson, Donald Gilimari of Davenport, Iowa; her stepmother, Evelyn Gregory of Aurora; two half sisters, Donna Stewart of North Aurora and Sherry (Lloyd) Stringer of Yorkville; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Edna Duty, Esther Robnett and Geneivie Ridge; and a brother, Donald Gregory. The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Good Shepherd Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Michael Winkleman officiating. Burial is at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Visitation is from 9-10:30 am. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. [Daily Gazette July 7, 2003]
MARY JANE (STARR) GILPATRICK, 77, of____ Jackson St ., Prophetstown, died Monday, Jan 27, 1997, at CGH Medical Center . Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Grennan Funeral Home, Sterling, with the Rev. Dan Peters, pastor of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Prophetstown, officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Gilpatrick was born Feb. 6, 1919, in Chicago, the daughter of Arthur F and Lydia (Gustafson) Starr. She married Ben Gilpatrick on May 22, 1937, in Chicago . He died June 9, 1976. She was a member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, Prophetstown. Survivors include two daughters, Sharon ( Gary ) Bauer of Prophetstown, and Lori (Merle) Meier of Illinois City; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one sister, Eleanor DeNagro of South Holland . She was preceded in death by one brother and one great granddaughter. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the Jan 28, 1997 Daily Gazette]
MILDRED (DEWEY) GINGER, 65, of Bonner Springs, KS, passed away Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at Community General Hospital, Sterling, IL. She was born March 19, 1937, in Sterling, IL, the daughter of Porter and Mildred (Campbell) Dewey. She lived in the Olathe/Bonner Springs area for 26 years. She was a former member of the St. Paul's Catholic Church, Olathe. She graduated from St. Anthony's College of Nursing, Rock Falls, IL, in 1959, and married Dwayne Ginger June 24, 1961. She worked as a registered nurse at Olathe Medical Center for 16 years, retiring in 1994. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Donald and Edward "Ned" Dewey. Survivors include her husband, Dwayne, of the home; three sons, Todd Ginger of Columbia, MO, Mark Ginger of Englewood, CO, and Patrick Ginger of Fort Collins, CO; three daughters, Julie Ginger of Independence, MO, Joni Boswell of Olathe and Kelly Ginger of Bonner Springs; two sisters, Elaine Troye of Sterling, IL, and Marilyn Vinson of Dixon, IL; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, Oct. 4, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Olathe. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Olathe. [Olathe Kansas News]
CHARLES LESLIE GIPE, aged six months and two days, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Gipe died this afternoon at 1:40 o’clock of meningitis. The little fellow was taken ill only last Wednesday [02/21/1900] morning and despite the best of care and medical attendance the little one failed rapidly. No arrangements for the funeral have yet been made. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Standard, February 23, 1900, page 8, column 1]
FLOYD GIPSON, 71, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at his home after a long illness. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls with Monsignor Thomas L. Dzielak, celebrant, officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Visitation is Friday from 4-8 p.m. with a Christian wake service at 4:30 p.m., at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. A memorial has been established in his memory. Floyd Gipson was born on June 11, 1928, in Rock Falls, the son of Jess and Jessie (Merrifield) Gipson. He attended St. Mary Grade School in Sterling. Mr. Gipson lived his entire life on 10th Avenue in Rock Falls. He married Jean Weller on Sept. 19, 1947 in Morrison. Mr. Gipson was employed as a welder at the former International Harvester in Rock Falls for 14 years and then as a welder at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Sterling, before retiring in 1979. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock Falls, and enjoyed fishing, gardening, woodworking and going to the riverboats. He always was extending a helping hand to family and friends. Surviving is his wife, Jean; his sons, Ronald (Patricia) Gipson, and Dennis (Candy) Gipson, both of Rock Falls; his three grandchildren, Brett, Jessica and Danielle Gipson, all of Rock Falls; his brother, James "Louie" (Betty) Gipson of Oswego; and his sister, Betty (Lorence) Yonk of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by two brothers in infancy and his parents. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois June 7, 2001 - Thursday, pg A5]
ALVE GIRARDI, 81, of 505 West 11th St., Rock Falls, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996 at his home. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock Falls, with a Mass of the Christian Burial with the Rev. Thomas Dzielak, pastor officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral home, Rock Falls. Mr. Girardi was born Sept. 9, 1914 in Rock Falls, the son of Frank and Nellie (Sabella) Girardi. He married Gertrude Grauvogl in November 1936. He was employed as an automobile investigator with the State of Illinois Secretary of States office for several years. Survivors include one son, Kenneth (Judy) Girardi of Rock Falls; two grandchildren; and one sister, Gladys Pennington of Sterling. He was preceded in death by his wife and one brother in infancy. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 5, 1996 - Friday, pg A2 ***** (Another article in this paper states that he took his life after the death of his wife).
GERTRUDE (GRAUVOGL) GIRARDI, 78, of 505 West 11th St., Rock Falls, died Thursday, Jan 4, 1996 at her home. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock Falls, with a Mass of the Christian Burial with the Rev. Thomas Dzielak, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Arrangements were completed by mcDonald Funeral Home. Mrs. Girardi was born March 19, 1917 in Rozellville, Wis., the daughter of Joseph and Annie (Brechtel) Grauvogl. She married Alve Girardi in November 1936. Survivors include one son, Kenneth (Judy) Girardi of Rock Falls; two grandchildren; four sisters, Lucille (Frank) Romanski, Dorothy Romanski, and Dolly Geise all of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and Winnie (Pete) Engledinger of Milwaukee, Wis.; and one brother, Alvin (Marian) Grauvogl of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. She was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 5, 1996 - Friday, pg A2]
FRANK GLADHILL PILOT ON RIVER 40 YEARS, DIES
Frank Gladhill, 62 of 518, Main St, a registered river pilot on the Mississippi during the past 40 years, died at Mercy hospital at 6 o’clock this morning, following an extended illness. Born on April 8, 1871, in Fulton Ill. He resided for many years in Albany Ill. He came to Davenport 14 years ago. He was associated with the Streckfus steamboat company until he became ill last November. Mr. Gladhill was of Methodist faith. He was a member of the Albany Masonic lodge, A.F. & A. M. No. 566. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. May Jordan of Albany, Ill. And Mrs. Mabel Erwin of Pondcreek Okla; three brothers, Charles Gladhill of Portsmouth, N.M. William Gladhill of Charlotte, Iowa and Arthur Gladhill of Albany, Ill. The body was taken to the Horrigan home for funerals, and will be removed Tuesday afternoon to the home of his sister, Mrs. Mary Jordan of Albany. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Albany Methodist church. Burial will be in the Albany Ill., cemetery. [Unknown paper and date]
NELLIE M. (HUMPHREY) GLADHILL, 65, 700 6th Ave., Rock Falls, died Tuesday morning (6 Jan 1981) in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. at the Wheelock Allen Funeral home in Rock Falls. The Rev. David L. Beebe, pastor of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls will officiate. Burial will take place in Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial has been established in her memory to the Kidney Foundation. Mrs. Gladhill was born Sept. 13, 1915 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Rosa (Comstock) Humphrey. She married Miles Gladhill, Oct. 16, 1934 in Fulton. Survivors include her husband, Miles (Mike) Gladhill, Rock Falls; two sons, Calvin and Miles W., both of Rock Falls; five grandchildren; one brother, Clifford Humphrey, Clinton, Iowa. She was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 6, 1981 - Tuesday, pg A4]
MARCIA GLASS - Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral home on Friday for Mrs. Marcia Glass of Rt. 2, Rock Falls, who passed away Tuesday morning, (19 Sep 1961) Rev. Ridell A. Kelsey of the First Methodist Church of Sterling, officiating, with burial in Riverside Cemetery at Prophetstown. Mrs. Wayne E. Larson was at the organ with Herman Oltman singing Someday We'll Understand and Beautiful Isle of Somewhere. Pallbearers were all grandsons. They were Ronald Glass, Robert Schobinger, Robert Ellis, Edward Burkhardt, John Burkardt and Llewellyn Meenen. Flowers were taken care of by Mrs. Dick McFalls and Mrs. Robert Gaulrapp. Out of town relatives attended from New Brighton, Minn., Whiting, Ind., Savanna, Freeport, West Brooklyn, Lee Center, Boulder, Colo., Columbus, Miss., Nelson and Rockford. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 23, 1961 - Saturday, pg 2]
BERNADINE K. GLASSBURN - Private servces for Mrs. Bernadine K. Glassburn, who died at Rockford on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1968 were held at the Schmitt Chapel in Tampico Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Warren Weeg of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Sterling, officiated. Mrs. Maynrd Peterson played the organ. Burial was in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. [Contributed by Mevla L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 16, 1968 - Monday, pg 8]
EDWIN J. GLASSBURN - Funeral services for Edwin J. Glassburn, one of the most highly respected citizens of this community, who passed away suddenly at his farm home Friday, was held at the Parent Chapel at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Hollis Wharton of the Methodist Church officiated. The chapel was filled with relatives, neighbors and friends who had gathered in silent respect and esteem. A profusion of beautiful flowers brought silent messages of love and comfort. The floral tributes were in charge of Mrs. Poly Cathelyn and Mrs. Willie Calsyn, close friends of the family. The Methodist male quartet, Ed Berge, Oscar Wetzell, Arthur Davis and Wilson Berge sang "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross," accompanied by Mrs. R. F. Woods at the organ. Burial was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery with Poly Cathelyn, Willie Calsyn, Robert Adams, Nim Gosney, Lester Carlson, and Lloyd Pratt, pallbearers. Edwin J. Glassburn, third son of John Perry and Mary Ferris Glassburn was born on a farm near Tampico, June 7, 1887. He died suddenly at his farm home six and one-half miles southeast of Tampico, Nov. 14, following a heart attack. He was united in marriage to Helen A Hein of Tampico, March 6, 1915. He leaves to mourn his loss his devoted wife; his brother Ralph L. Glassburn of Tampico; three nieces, Vida and Marianne Glassburn of Sterling, and Mrs. Gordon (Harriett) Garland of Tampico; three nephews, Stanley L. Glassburn of Malvern, Donald B. Glassburn of Rock Falls, and Neil Glassburn of Prescott, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Fred B. Glassburn, Claude and John Glassburn. Relatives and friends came to the funeral from Freeport, Sterling, Rock Falls, Walnut, Prophetstown, Dixon, Malvern, Como and Marshall, Mo. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 18, 19947 - Tuesday, pg 7]
FRED A. GLASSBURN, 68, of 3455 Backbone Road, Tampico, IL died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 at CGH Medical Center. He was a lifetime farmer in the Tampico area. Mr. Glassburn was born May 29, 1938 in Sterling, the son of Stanley L. and Gladys E. (McDonald) Glassburn. He married Betty A. Casson on March 3, 1962, at Tampico United Methodist Church and was a Tampico Fire Department trustee for many years. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Kim (John) Christiansen of Highlands Ranch, Colo., and Holly Glassburn of West Minister, Colo.; two sons, Steve (Tonya) glassburn and Mike (Angie) Glassburn, both of Tampico; a brother, Glenn Glassburn of Fredericksburg, Va; a sister, Marlene Nelson of St. Petersburg, Fla; five grandchildren; an uncle; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Tampico United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Monty Fox, pastor officiating. Burial is at Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Garland Funeral Home, Tampico. [Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen from The Prophetstown Echo – September 19, 2006]
GEORGIA (LaDUE) GLASSBURN of Tampico passed away early this morning at the Home hospital, Sterling, where she had been receiving treatment since last Thursday. Mrs. Glassburn was the daughter of Mrs. F. M. LaDue of this city and was well known in this community. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. F. M. LaDue, her husband, 3 daughters: Miss Vida, who is superintendent of the Home Hospital; Miss Marion, office nurse in the office of Dr. Reavely in Sterling; and Harriett at home, also two brothers L. E. LaDue who lives east of this city and Dr. S. B. LaDue of Chillicothe. Her father passed away last May and one son Ronald is also deceased. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Prophetstown Echo, Prophetstown, Illinois July 1, 1936]
Obituary: Georgia Ladue Glassburn who had been critically ill at the Home hospital in Sterling since Thursday evening, passed away at 11:45 Tuesday night. She had been in poor health for the past year. Although her condition was known to be serious from the first, word of her passing came as a shock to her many friends here who had hoped and prayed for her recovery. The daughter of Marion and Harriet LaDue, she was born on July 25, 1881 (Cemetery listing says 1884) in Prophetstown township near Yorktown. On October 1,1905 she was married to Ralph L. Glassburn of Tampico. With the exception of two years spent in Milledgeville and short stays in Paw Paw and Earlville they have spent their entire married life in this vicinity. She has been very active in the Church of Christ where she will be greatly missed. She had charge of the Junior church at the time of her death, was chairman of the Tampico Home Bureau Unit, was secretary of the P.T.A. and had always taken an interest in all church and community affairs. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Vida and Marian of Sterling and Harriette at home; her mother, Mrs. Harriet LaDue of Prophetstown; two brothers, Lewis F. LaDue of Prophetstown and Dr. Stanley B. LaDue of Chillicothe. A son, Ronald LaDue, preceded her in death in January 1912 (should be 1921) and her father, F. M. LaDue, passed away in May 1935. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Tampico Tornato July 10 1936]
HAZEL ADA (MEREDITH) GLASSBURN - Services will be held at graveside by the Rev. Good, pastor of the Tampico United Methodist Church for Hazel Ada (Meredith) Glassburn on Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m. Hazel Ada was born Feb. 3, 1895, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Meredith, and she passed away Feb. 23, 1969 in Long Beach, Calif., at the Hillcrest Nursing Home. Funeral services were held there. She is survived by two brothers, Orval Meredith of Morrison and Clyde Meredith of Glendale, Calif.; two nieces, two grand-nieces and two grand-grand-nephews. She was preceded by her husband in August 1961; her parents, one sister, and one brother. She married Vern Lyn Glassburn on June 7, 1915. Hazel lived in Tampico the first 25 years of her life and then with her husband, moved to Long Beach. Her ashes were returned here on March 17. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor Sterling Gazette March 27, 1969 - Thursday, pg 6 - (Buried: Tampico Memorial Cemetery)
JAMES DONALD GLASSBURN, 73 of Cazenovia WI formerly of Tampico died Saturday April 13, 2002, at Maplewood of Sauk Prairie, Sauk City, WI. Mr Glassburn was born November 17, 1928 in Tampico, the son of Donald and Mary (Callahan) Glassburn. He served in the Navy. He married Mary Jane Johnson on March 12, 1949 at St Mary's Catholic Church Tampico. She died Dec 9 1997. He was a member of St Anthony's parish, Germantown WI, Knights of Columbus, and St Anthony's Council. He valued his involvement with committee work involving future Alzheimers facilities and was an avid Cazenovia Reds baseball fan. Survivors include five daughters, Pamela K Buchner, Diana Bengry and Julie Glassburn all of Madison WI, Maribeth (Cyril) Deitelhoff of Cazenovia, WI and Kelly (Joel) Geisser of Stewartville MN; two sons, Michael J (April) Glassburn of Cazenovia WI and Dennis J (Jacaueline) Glassburn of Cross Plains WI; a daughter-in-law, Patti Glassburn of Sun Prairie WI; a brother Jack (Lois) Glassburnof Sterling; a sister, Connie (Don) Elliolt of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; 12 grandhildren; two great grandchildren; and numerous neices and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son Patrick. Burial at St Mary's Cemetery, Tampico. Garland Funeral Home, Tampico. [Daily Gazette April 16, 2002]
JANE (FEE) GLASSBURN - Died at the residence of her son, Albert Glassburn, in Hahnaman, Ill., on Saturday, Feb. 28th, 1891, Mrs. Jane Glassburn, aged 80 years and two months. Jane Fee was born Dec., 30, 1810, in Gallia county, Ohio, and resided there until about the age of sixteen years, when she moved with her parents to Vinton county. She was married in 1828 to John Glassburn, of Gallia county, Ohio. After marriage they settled on a farm in the latter county were they resided until the year 1867, when they removed to Whiteside county, Ill., where she spent the reminder of her days. Her husband died in December 1870. She joined, on probation, a Methodist Episcopal Class that met in a school house in Ohio in 1941. This class afterwards disbanded and she was not received into full membership until she was baptized and united with the Tampico Methodist Episcopal church in 1878 during the pastorate of Rev. POMEROY. Six children were born to John and Jane GLASSBURN - four sons and two daughters, all of whom are living except one son. Three sons were present at the last sad rites performed for their mother. On daughter resides in Dakota and another in Ohio Tampico Tornado March 7, 1891]
KENNETH LAVERNE GLASSBURN, 54, died Monday in Denver Colo. He was born June 11, 1909, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen W. Glassburn in Hume Township. He attended the Tampico schools. Surviving are his mother Mrs. Grace Glassburn, Tampico; his wife Gladys, Denver; one sister Mrs. Gladys Pierce Tampico; one brother Gordon, Tampico and a nephew. He was preceded by his father. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Schmitt Chapel with the Rev. Joseph Stoube of the Baptist Church officiating. Graveside services will be held at the Tampico Memorial Cemetery by Yorktown Lodge 655 AF and AM. Obit has written on it 31 March 1965 - but the cemetery listing has just 1909 - 1964. The 31st of March is a Wednesday so I'm assuming this might be the date of the newspaper but 1965 is a year off.. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 31, 1964 - Friday, pg 2]
MARIANNE GLASSBURN, 78, of 1910 Third Ave., Sterling, died Jan. 9, 1993 at CGH Medical Center. Private graveside services were held at 11 a.m. today with the Rev. Thomas Bales officiating. Burial was at Tampico Cemetery. Arrangements were handled by the Grennan Funeral Home, Sterling. Mrs. Glassburn was born Nov. 23, 1914, in Yorktown, the daughter of Ralph and Georgia (Ladue) Glassburn. She was a laboratory technician at Home Hospital in Sterling for many years and also sold real estate for a number of years for Marvin Arians Realty, Century 21. She is survived by three nieces, Rita Kelly of Rock Falls, Mary Murnick of Lemont and Georgianne Yost of Chicago; two great-nieces and one great-nephew. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 11, 1993 - Monday, pg A2]
MARY L. GLASSBURN, of Tampico passed away at 11:00 a.m. Oct. 7, 1940, at her home here. She was the daughter of Thomas A. and Mary E. Glassburn. She was born near Yorktown Sept. 16, 1857, and was 83 years and 21 days at the time of her death. She had spent her entire life in this community where she taught several terms of school, the last being in the primary department in Tampico. She was postmistress from 1884-1888 and again from 1892-1896. After the death of her parents in 1900, she made her home with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harrison, and the past 24 years alone with Mrs. Harrison. The lives of the two sisters were inseparable and spent together in a rare and sweet companionship. She was a member of the Christian Science Society of Tampico. Her kindly spirit, her sweet disposition, her unselfish thought for the.................. (sorry, missed printing top of sheet) Another Obit: Mary L. Glassburn, 83, Former Postmaster At Tampico Passes Miss Mary L. Glassburn, 83, postmaster in Tampico for two terms, from 1884-1888 and 1892- 1896, passed away Monday (07 Oct 1940) at the home in Tampico at 11:30 a.m. as the result of a heart attack and complications. She had been in poor health for some time. Christian Science funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Committal will be at the Miss Glassburn was born near Yorktown, Sept. 16, 1857, a daughter of Thomas A. and Mary Glassburn. She was educated in the Tampico schools and had lived in Tampico about 69 years. She was a member of the Christian Science Society. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Sadie Harrison, and a number of more distant relatives. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois October 14, 1940 - Monday, pg 8]
VERNON GLASSBURN - Word was received Friday morning of the death of Vernon Glassburn of 2656 Miramar Ave., Long Beach, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hazel (Meredith) Glassburn. He is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Glassburn, formerly of Tampico. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, IllinoisMay 9, 1961 - Tuesday, pg 10 col 4]
CLARENCE E. GLAZIER, 86, of Albany, died Sunday at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. The Rev. Steven Gearing of the Gospel Outreach Church in Freeport, Ill., will be officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Lusk Memorial Cemetery, Albany. He was born Jan. 24, 1917, in Morrison, Ill., to Claude W. and Effie Houzenga Glazier. He married Lillian M. Coyne on March 22, 1941, in Maquoketa. He was educated in the Bunker Hill school in Union Grove Township of rural Whiteside County, Ill. He was employed with the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad and later the Milwaukee Railroad. He then worked at the Rock Island Arsenal in Rock Island, Ill., and the Climax Engine Co., Clinton. He also was employed with John Deere and Co. for 32 years starting in 1948. He was a member of the Local 79 - United Autoworkers Union. Survivors include his wife; one son, Gary (Carol) Glazier of Fulton, Ill.; three grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Dorothy (Alfred) Waldbusser of Prophetstown, Ill. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, one sister and two brothers. A memorial will be established. [Clinton Herald 15 December 2003]
KENNETH W. GLAZIER, 38, RR 2, Fulton, was found dead in his car in Cordova Township Sunday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bailey Gibson Funeral Home in Port Byron. Burial will be in Lusk Cemetery in Albany. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. He was born in Hillsdale, Aug. 31, 1937, the son of Robert and Margaret Peck Glazier. He married Mary Covell, Dec. 26, 1974 in Sterling. Survivors include his widow; his mother, Mrs. Margaret Holcomb of Geneseo; one son, Gary of Cordova; four daughters, Mrs. Debbie Kowitz of Cordova and Autum, Rhonda and Chevy in California; four step-children, Lena, Eddy, Max and Kelly Covell; one sister, Mrs. Lois Harper of East Moline; and two brothers, Arthur and Raymond Glazier of Geneseo. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 8, 1975 - Monday, page 6]
GEORGE GLEASON, 63, a former Sterling resident, died unexpectedly at his home in Akron, Ohio, Sunday morning. Funeral rites will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Akron, followed by burial in that city. For many years George Gleason was employed by Russel, Burdsall and Ward Co. in Rock Falls . In Akron he had been with Firestone Co. He was born Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Gleason. Surviving are his wife, the former Edna Peugh of Sterling, and one son and one daughter, William and Betty. He also leaves two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Dean (Marjorie) Brooks of Sterling, Mrs. Richard (Helen) Ulm of Seattle, Wash., and John Gleason of Rock Island . His parents and a brother Robert preceded in death. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - Sep 21, 1970 Sterling Gazette]
GILBERT H. GLEASON, Funeral services were held Friday morning at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls for Gilbert (Gib) H. Gleason, 63, of 801 First Ave., Rock Falls, who died Tuesday. A prayer was held at the funeral home at 9 a.m. with mass being held at St. Andrew's Catholic Church at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. William Myers officiated with burial being in Calvary Cemetery in Sterling. Serving as pallbearers were Robert Robinson, Donald Babel, Gordon Dempsey, Calvin Morgan, LeRoy Janssen, and Douglas Miller. Mrs. Wayne Larson played the organ at the funeral home with Mrs. S. A. Murphy playing it at the church. Mary Peach sang "Our Father," "Panis Angelicus," and "How Great Thou Art." Swartley's cared for the flowers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois Octoeber 18, 1969 - Saturday, pg 2]
ARLENE (VanSUMERN) GLORIA, age 68, of Rock Falls died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at CGH Medical Center. Funeral services will take place Saturday, May 10, 2003, at 10 am, at St Mary Church, Sterling, with Father Uriel Lopez officiating A prayer service will be at Ailen Grennan Funeral Home, Fourth Avenue Chapel, Saturday at 930 a m. Visitation will be Friday May 9, 2003, from 2 to 4p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home with the rosary recited at 7:30 p.m Burial will conclude the services at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling A memorial has been established in her memory. Mrs. Gloria was born Aug. 14, 1934, in Essexville Mich., the daughter of Earl and Laura VanSumern, She graduated from Bay City High School in Michigan. She worked at Micro Gear in Sterling and CGH Medical Center. She also was the head cook for the Latin American Social Center where she cooked for many funerals and weddings, She was a member of St. Mary Church, Sterling. She was past president and treasurer of the Latin American Ladies Auxiliary was a past doÃ±a and volunteered for the Demorrats Veterans of Foreign Wars, Boy Scouts and the Red Cross. Survivors include one Son, Timothy (Stephanie) Gloria of Sterling; one brother, Norman(Virginia) Van Sumem of Bay City Mich., two sisters, Fay Collier of Essexvjlle Mich and Caroline (Russ) Johns of Oscocf a, Mich.; and two grandsons Adam and Gabriel Gloria of Sterling She was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Gloria; her parents; and one brother, Earl Van Sumern Jr. [Daily Gazette May 9, 2003]
MARIE (TALLEY) GOEMBEL, 98, of Wenatchee, WA died February 22, 2006. Burial services will be this summer in Hooppole Cemetery. The body was cremated. Marie was born August 31, 1907 to Herb and Sophie Talley. She married Alwyn Goembel in 1929. He preceded her in death. Marie is survived by a sister, Ruby Maes, Prophetstown; three grandchildren, Robb (LeAnn) Goembel, Wenatchee, WA, and Ryan and Brook; and several nieces and nephews. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, a son, Ronald; brothers Arthur and James Talley, and a sister, Lena Youngberg. [Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen]
ADELIA (BULL) GOFF, 80 of Cottonwood, died at St. Anthony's hospital in Chicago at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, after injuries received in an auto accident at 9 o'clock the previous evening in Elmhurst, where she had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Harry Smith. Mrs. Goff was crossing a street when she was struck by an automobile. She was taken to the hospital immediately, being injured internally and both legs were fractured. The body was sent to Fay's chapel in Fulton Tuesday evening. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bull, and was born on a farm north of Cottonwood, Ustick township, Whiteside county, Ill., Feb. 6, 1861, her parents having settled there in 1852. She was married to Lyman J. Goff, March 17, 1881, and they celebrated their golden wedding in 1931. She is survived by four daughters and one son, Mrs. Effie Hunter and Mrs. Etta Smith of Morrison, Mrs. Mary Nichols of Billings. Mont., Mrs. Lena Smith of Elmhurst and Lloyd Goff of Chicago; 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She also leaves six half brothers, A.E. Bull, Dr. Ben Bull, Ezra Bull and Fred Bull, all of Morrison, Guy Bull of Wauwatosa, Wis., and George Bull of Oregon. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, who passed away Dec. 28, 1931; several children in infancy; one sister Mrs. Nell Potter, and two brothers, Wilson Bull and Bion Bull. Mrs. Goff was a member of the Bethesda Lutheran church of this city, the N.G. club, Fidelity Life Assn., and Cottonwood Community association. She attended the Cottonwood school and in her girlhood attended the Methodist church there. She leaves many friends who mourn her tragic and unexpected death. Funeral services will be held at the Fay funeral home in Fulton at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, with burial in the Cottonwood cemetery. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Whiteside Sentinel 20 Aug 1941 Front pg.
AMELIA (CANFIELD) GOFF,87, a life long resident of the Morrison vicinity, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Smith, at 6:20 o'clock Saturday evening. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Carney funeral home, with Dr. W.R. Wilson of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made in the Cottonwood cemetery. The deceased was born in Ustick township near Spring Valley on May 21, 1856, the daughter of John and Nancy Plank Canfield, and on November 16, 1875, was married to Austin Goff who died in 1924. She had made her home with her daughter since August, 1943. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Arthur Smith and Mrs. John Davis of Morrison and Mrs. Arthur Coonley of Waupun, Wis.; 14 grandchildren, nine great grand children and one great great grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. John Knight of Fulton and Mrs. Nettie Dodge of Beloit, Wis. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by eight children, three sisters and five brothers. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Whiteside Sentinel 3 Jan 1944 Front pg.
AUSTIN W. GOFF - Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon for the late A.W. Goff of Union Grove, who passed away about 11:30 o'clock Friday forenoon. Home services were held at two o'clock while the majority of his numerous friends paid their final respect at the Reynolds' Funeral Home at 2:30 o'clock. Austin W. Goff was born in Ustick township on February 11, 1849, and was 75 years, 5 months and 28 days of age at the time of his passing. Although he had been in failing health since
in the spring, his final illness which confined him to his bed was of only a few days duration as it was not until Tuesday that he was no longer able to be up and about. With the exception of a few years Mr. Goff had been a resident of this vicinity all of his life and had lived at Union Grove station for the past sixteen years. He was married to Amelia Canfield of Ustick township and there were eleven children given them, five dying in infancy, William died in 1908, Myrtle in 1919, and Iva in 1923. In addition
to Mrs. Goff, four daughters survive, they being Mrs. Dallis Hardy of Clinton, Mrs. Arthur Coonley of Waupun, Wis., and Mrs. John Davis and Mrs. Arthur Smith, both of this vicinity. Interment was made in the cemetery at Cottonwood. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Whiteside Sentinel 11 Aug 1924 Pg 2]
DORA R. (DICKEY) GOFF, 87, of Rock Falls, died Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Coventry Living Center. She worked at General Electric retiring after 30 years. Mrs. Goff was born December 18, 1921 in Harmon, the daughter of Ralph and Pearl (Cox) Dickey. She married Richard H. Goff on January 23, 1944 in Rock Falls. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Sterling. Survivors include three daughters, Jerie (Kenny) Tadlock, of Rock Falls, Jeanne (Ron) Jamason, of Rochelle, and Jody (Bob) Knapp, of Sterling; two sons, Lonny (Estella) Goff, of Mexico, and Lane (Betty) Goff, of Harmon; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her daughter, Judy Thielbar; 1 granddaughter; 1 grandson; four sisters; and brother. Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at Faith Baptist Church, Sterling. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. Monday, June 29, 2009 at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling. A memorial has been established to Faith Baptist Church. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - Schilling Funeral Home 26 Jun 2009]
LLOYD L. GOFF - 74, of 501 East 2nd Street, Sterling, died Friday, May 21 at Sterling Community General Hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were this afternoon at the Church of Christ, Sterling, with the Rev. V. J. Sweeney officiating. Burial was in the Cottonwood cemetery, west of here. Allen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Goff was born Dec. 8, 1896, in Fulton, the son of Lyman J. and Adelia Bull Goff. He was united in marriage to Ruby Brewer June 27, 1939 in Indiana and the couple moved to Sterling in 1955. He had lost his eye sight as a young man while a mechanic. He was a member of the 5th Ave. Church of Christ, in Sterling and had a lifetime membership in The Sterling Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 726. He is survived by his wife Ruby; four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Schwartz, Chicago; Mrs. Raymond (Miriam) Schultz, Rock Falls; Mrs. Fred (Roberta) Ramirez, Chicago; and Mrs. Kathy Hooker, Chicago; three sons; Roger Brown, Boise, Idaho; Lawrence Brown, Portsmouth, N. Hampshire; and Lyman (Dick) Goff, Berwyn, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Harry (Lena) Smith, Morrison; 33 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters. [Whiteside County News 25 May 1971 Pg 4]
LORENZO D. GOFF - At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Morris, in Dixon, Ill., Thursday, Nov. 23, 1899, Lorenzo D. Goff, aged 61 years, 6 months and 4 days. The deceased was born at Watertown, Jefferson Co., N. Y., May 19, 1838, and at the age of six years his parents moved west and located in Whiteside county, Ill. On Feb, 22, 1870, at Morrison he was united in marriage to Helen (Ellen) Potter, of Thomson, who preceded him to death about eleven years ago. In 1888 he, with his children, moved to Dixon and that has been his home ever since. Mr. Goff was a member of Company A, 55 th Illinois volunteers during the war. He has been failing for the past two years with a cancer, and in August last he was taken to the hospital to have an operation performed. Since then he has been confined to his bed most of the time. Three daughters, two sisters and four brothers, one of whom is F. B. Goff of Clinton, Iowa, are left to mourn his death. The funeral was held at Thomson, where the remains were laid beside those of his wife. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Whiteside Sentinel 30 Nov 1899 Front pg.]
LYMAN JOHNSON GOFF, 74 year old resident of Ustick township, died suddenly this morning at his home. He had been in poor health for a number of years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 at the home, with Rev. G. E. Shearer of Fulton officiating. Burial will be made in the Cottonwood cemetery. Mr. Goff was born April 7, 1857, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goff, at Cottonwood. He married Adelia Bull March 17, 1881, to which union five children were born, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Effie Hunter and Mrs. Rolland Smith, both of Unionville; Mrs. Otto Nichols of Fulton, Mrs. Harry Smith of Elmhurst and Lloyd at home. Mr. Goff is also survived by his wife, two sisters, a brother and eight grandchildren. The brother is N.D. Goff of Clinton and the sisters are Mrs. John Entwhistle of Ustick township and Mrs. Rameia (Armenia) Roberts of Roan, Iowa. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Whiteside Sentinel 28 Dec 1931 Front pg.]
NARA WILSON GOFF - Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Goff of Ustick are called to mourn the loss of an infant son eight months of age, Nara Wilson Goff, whose death occurred at their home. April 14, Rev. R. L. Griffin of the M. E. church conducted the funeral, which was largely attended with burial at Cottonwood cemetery. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - Fulton Journal 20 Apr 1900 Pg 2]
PEARL JUNE (JAEGER) GOFF, 82, of Fulton, died Wednesday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She was a previous resident of Thomson, Ill., and Villa Park, Ill. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church, Thomson. Burial will be in the Lower York Cemetery, Thomson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Ill. 84, Thomson. She was born June 28, 1921, in Chicago to Walter and Ella Swanburg Jaeger. She married Roy Louis Goff on May 30, 1940, in Villa Park. He died in 1997. She was a homemaker most of her life. She attended the United Methodist Church in Argo Fay, Ill., and Thomson. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Joyce (Richard) Ross of Thomson, Mrs. Judy (Donald) MacTrinder of Morris, Ill., and Peggy Jonsson of Fulton; one son, LeRoy (Colleen) Goff of Villa Park; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Jane Jaeger of Chicago; and two brothers, Walter (Dorothy) Jaeger of Lombard, Ill., and Leonard Jaeger of Elmhurst, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, two brothers and one sister. [Clinton Herald - October 20, 2003]
RICHARD GOFF, 72, of Riverside Mobile Estates, Lot 324, Rock Falls died Tuesday morning (March 11, 1986) in Community General Hospital in Sterling following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be Thursday morning at 11 a.m. at the Wheelock Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls with Rev. David Zempel, pastor of the Faith Baptist church officiating with burial in Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted at graveside by the Sterling American Legion. A memorial has been established in his memory. Mr. Goff was born on Aug. 10, 1913 in Fort Dodge, Ia., in son of Charles and Carrie Mae Gilroy Goff. He was employed as a welder at Woods Brothers in Oregon until his retirement. On Jan. 23, 1940 he was united in marriage to Dora Ruth Dickey in Rock Falls. He served in the US Army during World War II in Germany. Survivors include his wife, Dora; two sons, Lonny Goff of Rock Falls and Lane Goff of Harmon; four daughters, Mrs. Wayne (Judy) Thielbar of Coleta, Mrs. Jerie Mewhirter of Tampico, Mrs. Jean Walker of Dixon and Mrs. Robert (Jody) Knapp of Sterling; 13 grandchildren, one great grandchild; two sisters, Fern Goff of Sterling and Mrs. Helen Myers of Coleta; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grand child, tow great grandchildren, one brother and one sister. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the Mar. 11, 1986 Daily Gazette]
MAUDE A. GOHLSON - Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Allen Funeral Home for Mrs. Maude A. Gholson of 1810 18th Ave., Sterling, who died Monday. H. T. Gregerson of the Hehovah Witnesses, Kingdom Hall, officiated at the seervices with burial in Round Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Roscoe Eades was at the organ during the services. Pallbearers were Gerald Gholson, Fred Gholson, James McGee Jr., Charles Gholson, Lawrence Gholson and Willis Gholson, all grandsons of Mrs. Gholson. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, January 5, 1967 - Thursday, pg 6]
KATHRYN (HUCKABA) GOINS, 83, of Deer Grove, formerly of Rock Falls, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2007, at her daughter’s home after an extended illness. She was employed by General Electric, Morrison, for more than 23 years. Mrs. Goins was born June 23, 1924, in Steele, Mo., the daughter of Lee and Pearl (Foster) Huckaba. She married Cecil Goins on Feb. 2, 1953, in Clay, Ark. He preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 2003. Survivors include a daughter, Phyllis Young of Deer Grove; a sister, Linda (Ray) Trout of Broseley, Mo. ; two brothers, Orville (Chestine) Huckaba of Rock Falls and Eugene Huckaba of Campbell, Mo.; five grandchildren, Dawn (Randy Schauff) Greer, Tonya Glassburn, Stacie (Craig) Arthurs, Robbie (Amy) Young and Shannon (Matt) Mattingly; 16 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; for step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Charlie. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Monday at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Jason Borton officiating. Burial is at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley [The Dixon Telegraph, Saturday, September 8, 2007, Page A2 – Col. 3 – 4]
LOUIS GOLDING - Funeral services for Louis Golding of Morrison, who died Friday (30 Dec 1960) at the local hospital were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Reynolds funeral home. The Rev. David Fouts of the Methodist church officiated and burial was in the Forest Hill cemetery at Wyanet, Ill. Pallbearers were Jonas Nice, August Ven Zuiden, Wilmer Schroeder, Harry Horning, Andrew Deter and Dr. Q. R. Sly. Flowers were arranged by Mrs. Q. R. Sly and Mrs. Jonas Nice. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Conrady sang "Under His Wing.; and "Beyond the Sunset," accompanied by Mrs. Abe Renkes, organist. Edward Golding, a son, was there from Tacoma, Wash., and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Golding a son and daughter-in-law of Vienna, Va.; and a sister, Mrs. Ordell Snyder and Art Snyder of Glidden, Iowa; also a number of relatives from Wyanet and Rock Falls. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling- Rock Falls, Illinois January 3, 1961 - Tuesday pg 2 col. 4]
TIMOTHY GONZALES - Funeral services for Timothy Gonzales were conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Grennan and Son Funeral Home. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas S. Green, pastor of St. Mary's Church, officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. The pallbearers were John Delgado, Frank Ramirez, Lupe Martinez, Joseph Martinez, Ray Phillips and Mauel Villegas. Flowers were cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Sam Moreno and Victor Martinez. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 28, 1963 - Monday, pg 3]
AARON C. GOOD - Funeral services for Bishop A. C. Good, 97, will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Science Ridge Mennonite Church with Rev. Phillip Helmuth, pastor; Rev. Mark Lehman, pastor of Rehobeth Mennonite Church of St. Anne, Ill., and Rev. Edwin J. Stalter of the Illinois Conference co-officiating. Burial will be in Science Ridge Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home. The body will be moved to the church at 9 a.m. Tuesday to lie in state until hour of services. A memorial has been established in his memory. He was born in Harrisonburg, Va., the son of Christian and Anna Heatwole Good. He became pastor of Science Ridge Mennonite Church in 1906 succeeding his brother, Sam Good, who had been pastor until his death in 1905. He served this church for 49 years until his retirement. Following his retirement at Science Ridge, Bishop Good filled the pulpit for many churches in the Sterling-Rock Falls, Chadwick, Polo, Lyndon, Prophetstown and surrounding areas. He married Mamie Landis in September, 1906, and she preceded in death in Nov. 1943. He married Ada Orendorf in September 1946. Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Lila) Ebersole of Sterling; five grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, one daughter, seven brothers and one sister. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 31, 1978 - Monday, page 4]
ADA GOOD - Mrs. Bishop A. C. (Ada) M. Good, 93 - Rest Haven Nursing Home, Morrison, died Saturday morning in the nursing home. Complete arrangements will be announced later by the Allen Funeral Home, Sterling. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 21, 1984 - Saturday, pg 4]
BENJAMIN ELROY GOOD, son of Edward H. and Mary Wilson Good, was born in Polo, Ogle County, Illinois, April 20, 1882, and died at his home in Sterling, December 15, 1918. He was married in Morrison on August 28, 1906, to Jane G. Woodard, and to this union five children were born, Floy, Elizabeth, Edward, Bertha Ilean, Benjamin and Ida May, who preceded him in death by three days. Roy, as he was familiarly known, was a member of the Mystic Workers of the World and the Brotherhood of Railroad Employes. He is survived by his wife and four children, also his parents, two brothers, Joseph of Hopkins and Harold O. at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Edith Meyers of Forreston, Ill., and Mrs. Lenora Jacobs of Sterling, besides numerous other relatives and friends. The following were here from distance to attend the funeral services: Mrs. S. M. Newcomer of Polo, Mrs. Ella Sprecker of Coffeyville, Kan., and F. N. Norris of Chicago. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 20, 1918 - Friday, pg 3]
CORA B. (LAPP) GOOD, 77, of 1212 4th Ave., Stelring, died Friday evening (17 Jul 1987) at Community General Hospital in Sterling following a short illness. Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Science Ridge Mennonite Church in Sterling, with Rev. S. Roy Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in the Science Ridge Mennonite Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the Melvin-Schilling Funeral home in Sterling. A memorial has been established. Mrs. Good was born on Sept. 14, 1909 in South English, Iowa, the daughter of Samuel and Kate Ebersole Lapp. On Dec. 23, 1933 she was united in marriage to Lloyd D. Good in Sterling. She was a member of the Science Ridge Mennonite Church and the Rock River Camera Club. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. William (Lois) Olson of LaGrange; three sisters, Mrs. Milo (Ruth) Troyer of Albion, Ind., Mrs. Lester (Ada) Litwiller of Wooster, Ohio, and Mrs. Clyde (Helen) Steele of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; also six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Dean, in infancy; one daughter, Joyce Mayberry; and three brothers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 18, 1987 - Saturday, pg A2]
MARY (CONRAD) WADE GOOD, 94, of 27111 Oakland Hills Drive, Elkhart, Indiana, formerly of Sterling, died Saturday morning in Greencroft Nursing home, Goshen, Indiana. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling, where visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Hartzler Gutermuth Funeral Home, Elkhart, was in charge of Arrangements. Memorial may be made to the Mennonite Board of Missions or the West Sterling Mennonite Church. The former Mary Conrad was born Aug. 10, 1887 in Sterling, the daughter of Christian and Verena (Graber) Conrad. She married Clark Wade on Jan. 18, 1916 in Wayland, Iowa. He preceded her in death in 1934. She then married Daniel W. Good on June 25, 1937 in Sterling, and he preceded her in death in 1971. She was a member of the Prairie Street Mennonite Church and an associate member of West Sterling Mennonite Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. Odus (Doris) Rupe, Elkhart, Indiana, and Mrs. Edwin (Helen) Alderfer, Scottsdale, Pa.; one son, Harold Wade, Indianapolis, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Mahlon (Esther) Lapp, Sterling, and Mrs. Howard (Edna) Zehr, Elkhart, Ind.; one step-son, Lloyd Good, Sterling; 12 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; eight step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Ralph Wade on march 10, 1982. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 12, 1982 - Monday, page A4]
SOLOMON RUSH GOOD, passed away at 3:40 o'clock this morning at his home north of Sterling. He was born March 3, 1871 near Harrisonburg, Va., and came west in 1893, working four years for his uncle Noah Brunk in Ottawa, LaSalle county, on a farm. After four years he went home to visit and came back in the Spring of 1897. On January 27, 1898 he married Martha Burkholder of Sterling. They had three sons: Harold C., Flint, Mich., married Wilma Smucker; Lester H., Wooster, Oh; Robert S. at home next to the Science Ridge Mennonite church. Another son Paul B. died in infancy. He is survived by five brothers: A. C. and D. G. of Sterling; Joseph H., John M., Gabriel G., Harrisonburg, Va.; and one sister, Mrs. J. D. Wenger of Harrisonburg, Va. Two brothers are deceased: Samuel and Lewis. Mr. Good was the son of Christian and Anna Heatwole Good, the third son and fourth child of eight sons and one daughter.
OBITUARY: Today we are reminded that, "Here we have no continuing city," but we rejoice to know that, "As we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." Solomon R. Good, son of Christian and Anna Heatwole Good, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., March 3, 1871. He passed away at his home May 17, 1933, at the age of 62 years 2 months and 14 days. He was the third son and the fourth child in the family of eight sons and one daughter. In the
year of 1893 he came west and worked as a farm hand for his uncle, Noah Brunk, at Ottawa, Ill. After four years he returned to his home in Virginia for a brief visit. In the spring of 1897 he came to Sterling. His coming to Sterling was largely at the suggestion of Evangelist John S. Coffman who paid him a visit while he was at Ottawa. The thought was that he might be in more vital touch wit the church of his choice. On January 27, 1898 he was united in marriage to Martha Burkholder of Sterling. Rev. John S.
Coffman of Elkhart, Ind., performed the ceremony. To this union four sons were born, Harold C., Lester H., Paul B., who passed away in infancy, and Robert S. Mr. Good confessed Christ as his personal Saviour as a young man and united with the Mennonite church and continued to be a faithful and active member to the time of his passing away.He served the church in various capacities. For many years he served as church chorister. He was gifted in music, and from the beginning of his work in the local congregation,
was interested in the improvement of the congregational singing. The books then in use were those without music, later the church and Sunday school hymnal was used, and still later the new church hymnal, of which he had a part in compiling. He was the first to encourage special music in the church in order to encourage young people in her activities, as well as to make a definite contribution to the church by way of their musical talent. He was the senior member of the "Good-Long" male quartet. The
last time they sang together was on Christmas day, at the county farm. The last song they sang was the song entitled, "In the Beautiful Land." He for a while sang in the men's chorus until there were younger men to take his place. In November 1923 he was elected and ordained as one of the deacons of the church. In the work of the Sunday school he served as superintendent for many years, and was one of the present teachers up to the time of his illness. In the church at large he served as treasurer of
the Mennonite Board of Education, a member of the music committee, and was at present president of the district mission board, which office he held continuously with the exception of one year, from the time of the organization of the board in 1917. He had a keen interest in the work of the church, and was much interested in her activities, both at home and at large. While his general attitude was conservative, yet he believed in a progressive program for the church. He was of a generous disposition and gave freely
of his means to the educational and missionary interests of the church. In his passing the church loses a staunch supporter, the home an affectionate husband and father, and the community a real neighbor and friend. It was through his coming to Sterling that others of the home state came also, and it is but fitting that six of them should act as pallbearers to carry the body of their leader and brother to its final resting place. He leaves to mourn his departure the following, his wife and three sons, Harold
C., of Flint, Mich., who married Wilma Smucker of Orville, Ohio, Lester H. of Wooster, Ohio, who married Celesta Hosteter and Robert at home. Also five brothers and one sister, Joseph H., John M., Mrs. J. D. Wenger, and Gabriel of Harrisonburg, Va., Aaron C. and Daniel W. of Sterling, and a host of more distant relatives and friends. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church. Those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Neff of Maywood, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Landis of Elkhart, Ind., and
a large number from the congregations in the state. Rev. A. H. Leaman of Chicago, a personal friend of the family had charge of the services. [[Contributed by Larry Reynolds / The Sterling Daily Gazette, May 25, 1933, page 5, column 3.]
GLENN GOODELL - Funeral services for Glenn Goodell, age 69, who passed away Wednesday at Rochester, Minn., were held at the Leon Methodist Church Saturday, Dec. 30, at one-thirty in the afternoon. The Rev. Preston Woods officiated for the services with Mrs. Roy Goembel serving as the organist and Jim Duling as the solist. Serving as pallbearers were Francis Norway, Raymond Lindskog, Phillip Oetzel, Paul Lane, Loren Matthews and Ralph Winkler. Committal was in the Leon Cemetery. In charge of the beautiful floral tributes were Mrs. Ray Winkler, Mrs. Ray Lindskog, Mrs. Philip Oetzel, Mrs. Paul Lane and the Hill Crest Greehouse. A memorial has also been established in the late Glenn Goodell name for the Leon Methodist Church. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 2, 1968 - Tuesday, pg 2]
ELMER L. GOODENOUGH, 47, of two miles west of Morrison, where he farmed, passed away Saturday, July 22, at 11:40 p.m. at his residence. He had been ill three years and bedfast most of the time. The body was taken to the Reynolds funeral home. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from the Reynolds funeral home and at 2 p.m. from the Morrison Methodist church. The committal will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Sept. 10, 1936 he mrried Helen Feldt of Fulton at Fulton, who survives him together with a son, John Louis, at home; his father A.L. Goodenough of Morrison; a brother, George Goodenough of Morrison; two sisters, Mrs. H.L. Rietveld of Morrison, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Charles DeTurk of Olympia, Wash. Two nephes and three nieces and one grand nephew. He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother, Carl. Mr. Goodenough was a member of Ebenezer Reformed church of Morrison, of the Men's Brotherhood and Young Married People's Sunday school class. He was a former secretary and treasurer of the Whiteside County Poultry association. [Sterling Daily Gazette July 1950]
MARILYN JEAN (CONNER) GOODENOUGH, 61, of Bryan, Texas, formerly of Morrison, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 1999, at Sherwood Health Care Center Facility, Bryan, Texas. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Morrison United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Obalil, pastor of Morrison United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Robert Conner, retired pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements were made by the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral home. Memorials have been established to Christ United Methodist Church Music Department, College Station, Texas, and to the American Cancer Society. Mrs. Goodenough was born on June 29, 1938, in Morrison, the daughter of Ralph and H. Marie (Glazier) Conner. She married John L. Goodenough. He survives. She attended Whiteside County area schools and graduated from Morrison High School. She was employed by Country Companies in Morrison, General Electric in Morrison and Wahl Clipper Corp., in Sterling. She was as charter member of Christ Untied Methodist Church, College Station, Texas, and the United Methodist Women. Survivors include a son, Michael J. (Jane) Goodenoough of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Machelle Goodenough of Alvin, Texas; two brothers, Robert L. (Nancy) Conner of Rockford, and Ralph A. (Judy) Conner Jr. of Rochelle; five sisters, Vernita Richardson of Coleta, Rita (Bob) Beswick of Rock Island, Shirley (Darrell) House of Morrison, Hazel Conner of Sterling and Becky (Jim) Iffland of Port Byron.She was preceded in death by two brothers, George Conner and Richard "Dick" Conner. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 14, 1999 - Sunday, pg A5]
MILDRED (ELASSR) GOODING, 54, formerly Mildred Elsasser, passed away about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1960 in her farm home near Attica, Ohio. Mrs. Gooding was a graduate of the Presbyterian School of Nursing in Chicago. She was well known in Tiffin, Ohio, as a professional nurse of outstanding ability. She had served on many private cases in Tiffin and in the Mercy and Willard Hospitals, and the Tiffin State Hospital. She was born Oct. 23, 1906 in Sterling, the daughter of Chris and Sara Elsasser. Both parents passed away when she was in her early childhood. She was reared and educated by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Scheler, her maternal grandparents of Sterling. Mrs. Gooding was a confirmed member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Sterling. She was married to Monford Gooding in Shelby, Ohio, in 1933, and is survived by her husband, a brother Kenneth Elsasser, two aunts, Mrs. Lyle Dodd and Mrs. Mae Corneluis, an uncle Walter Scheler, and several nephews. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Chilicote Funeral Home in Attica, with the Rev. Paul R. Long, pastor of the United Brethren Church officiating. Burial was in the Attica Venice Cemetery. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 13, 1960 - Tuesday, page 2]
REVA (GIPSON) GOODNER, 63, passed away at Community Hospital, Morrison, early Thursday (today). Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Schilling Funeral Home, Erie, with the Rev. Dale Erickson of the Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Erie Cemetery. Reva Gipson was born Feb. 11, 1906, in Sheridan, Ind., the daughter of Henry and Lola May Gipson. She married Everett Goodner June 4, 1921, in Noblesville, Ind. They had lived at Cordova before coming to Erie eight years ago. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Donald Massey, Amboy; Mrs. Frank Carton, Chicago; seven grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Wilbur and Ray Gipson, both of Sheridan, Ind. Friends may call at the Schilling Funeral Home Friday afternoon and until time of services. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 11, 1969 - Thursday, pg 2]
BRUCE GOODRICH - The remains of Bruce Goodrich arrived Sunday morning from Seattle, Wash., and were taken to the Wheelock Funeral Home. Funeral rites will be held there at 2 p.m. Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. Harry E. Shiffer of the Rock Falls Christian Church. Interment will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rock Falls. Accompanying the remains were Mr. and Mrs. George Engfer of Seattle, wash., son-in-law and daughter of Mr. Goodrich, and Mrs. Donald Baldon of Chicago, another daughter. they are guests in the home of their aunt, Mrs. Corinne Hoak in Rock Falls. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette February 18, 1946 - Monday, pg 10]
JAMES GOODWIN - Services for James "Ed" Goodwin, 68, of Rock Falls, who died Saturday of burns he received Friday, were held Tuesday morning in the Melvin Funeral Home. The Rec. C. A. Chamberlin, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiated, and burial was in Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were Glen Martin, Robert Kirt, John Kolb, Faye McKee, Donald Gould and Verden Elbus. In charge of flowers were Mrs. Hazel Martin and Mrs. Bonnie Stuker. Mrs. J. H. Linn played several organ selections. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 18, 1956 - Wednesday, page 2]
HENRY C. GOOK, 70, of 1106 6th Ave., Sterling, passed away at 3 a.m. Sunday in his home, Following an illness of the past three weeks. His body was moved to the Melvin Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 p.m. today. Funeral Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Harry E. Shiffer, pastor-emeritus of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Gook was born June 4, 1893, in Wurlenberg, Germany, the son of Mike and Kate (Bort) Gook. He came to the United States at an early age and resided in the Sterling area for 66 years. He was married to Lillian Quick Feb. 1, 1921, in Morrison. He was employed by the Eureka Co. in Rock Falls for 47 years, where he was foreman of the upholstery department. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sterling. Surviving him are his wife, one step-daughter, Mrs. Walter Easter, Sterling: one brother, William Gook, Aurora, and one grandson, George Hussung, New Albany, Ind.
LILLIAN S. (QUICK) GOOK, 84, 704 Locust, Sterling, died early Saturday morning, (01 June 1982) the result of a house fire. Funeral services were held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Melvin – Schilling Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Zuithoff, pastor of the Bethel Reform Church officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery. She was born May 26, 1898 the daughter of Richard S. and Julia A. Schanberg Quick and was a resident of this area her entire life. She was united in marriage to Mathias Thompson who preceded her in death and then married Henry Gook was also preceded in November of 1963. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Helen Easter, Sterling: three sisters, Mrs. Mary Quick, St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Effie Gray and Mrs. Lucille Tuft, Rock Falls: five grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter and one sister. [Contributed by Diane Kucenski]
DONALD J. GORDON, 69, 1005 6th Avenue, Sterling, Mass of the Resurrection was held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The very Reverend Father William P. Knott officiated the Mass. Also on the altar were the Very Rev. James Larson. Burial was made at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling. The organist was Mrs. Mary Fecht. Pallbearers were Ray Tebo, Roger Petitque, Ed Kerven, Walter Koehler, Gib Thome and Lee Bardo. Flowers by Lundsstroms. Funeral arrangements by Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 14, 1955 - Monday, pg 3 col 1]
JOHN H. GORS, 63, of Rock Falls died Wednesday, June 18, 2003, after an illness. He was employed at various construction jobs, in security work and operated his own lawn care service. Mr. Gors was born Jan. 21, 1940, in Sterling, the son of Richard George and Violet Maude (Miller) Gors. He attended Sterling schools and Barber School, Moline. He married Bonnie Buchholz on April 3, 1992. Survivors include is his wife; his children, Katie (Greg) Manning, Marvin Siperly and Amy Siperly, all of Rock Falls, and Karen Gors of Sterling; three sisters, Gladys (Richard) Rausch and Diane McLindsay, both of Sterling. and Vickie (Doug) VanRycke of Rock Falls; three brothers, Richard H. Gors and Jerry H. Gors, both of Sterling, and Edward J. Gors of Lyndon; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. His body was donated to medical science. Memorial service is at 1 p.m. Sunday at First Southern Baptist Church, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Ottis Meadows officiating. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. [Daily Gazette June 19, 2003]
ALBERT E. GORZNEY - Funeral services for Albert E. Gorzney were conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Greenan and Son Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, with the pastor, The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Thomas S. Greene singing the requiem mass. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were Gregory, Howard, John and Bernard Gorzney and Everett Rick and Everett Gaffey. Walter Robinson took care of the flowers Cotnributed bY Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 14, 1964 - Saturday]
ILA (MARTINDALE) GORZNEY, 89, of Alverno Health Care Facility, Clinton, IA, died Thursday, February 21, 2008, at the Alverno. Ila was born August 15, 1918 in Thomson, IL, to Wesley and Blanche (Albright) Martindale. She was educated in the Thomson grade schools and was a graduate of Thomson High School. Ila married Arthur B. Gorzney on October 27, 1937 in Morrison, IL. He died April 11, 1972. She was employed by General Electric in Morrison for over 30 years and a member of the GEM Club. Ila enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, and the company of her grandchildren. Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Petersen of LaCrosse, WI; two sons, Douglas (Vicki) Gorzney of Cordova, IL and Roger Gorzney of Clinton, IA; six grandchildren, Jon (Rachael) Petersen, David Petersen & Friend Barb Frahm, Jolene (Chad) Comer, Aaron Gorzney, Tara (Cory) Luther, and Tyler Gorzney; ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; a son-in-law, Richard Petersen; six sisters, and three brothers.
ROZENA (RICK) GORZNEY, 89, RR 1, Morrison, died at Morrison Community Hospital Thursday morning. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. William Joffee officiating. Friends may call at the Reynolds Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Friday and a prayer service will be held at 8:3i0 p.m. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Rozena Rick was born June 3, 1883 in Clyde Township, the daughter of John and Christina Bristol Rick and was reared and educated in Clyde township. She married Joseph F. Gorzny on Feb. 3, 1904 in Union Grove Township. They farmed in Ustick for many years and had lived on the farmstead until Jan. 1972. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and had been an active member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Clare (Pauline) Meakins, Morrison; five sons: Bernard M., Morrison; Eugene G., Lyndon; Joseph L., Erie; Francis T., Idyllwild, Calif., and Vernon E., at home; one brother, George Rick, Morrison, and one sister, Mrs. Mae Vandenberg, Midland, Mich.; 14 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one grandchild, two sisters and two brothers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 22, 1972 - Thursday, page 2]
RUTH K. (SEVERIN) GORZNY, 90, of Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, Prophetstown, IL, formerly of Morrison, IL, died Friday, February 23, 2007, at the nursing home. Ruth was born June 5, 1916 in Altona, IL, to Carl and Beda (Bloomquist) Severin. She was educated in Altona grade schools and graduated from Walnut Grove, IL Township High School in May of 1934. She married Eugene George Gorzny on December 24, 1943 in Galesburg, IL. He died January 18, 1980. As a young woman, she first worked as a housekeeper and cook for a family in Galesburg. She followed that by employment at Gale Refrigerator Company, where she met her husband, Gene. After their marriage, they moved to the Morrison area and she worked at the Savanna Ordinance Depot, making bombs for the war. After the war, she and her husband, farmed until 1954, when they moved into Morrison. She then worked at Climco Coils for a few years, before going to work at GE as a coil winder. She left GE in 1968 to care for her mother and continue doing the bookwork for her husband's trucking. In earlier years, she was a bowler, belong to the GEM Club, loved to sew, enjoyed traveling and going in the truck with Gene. She always enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives, and many friend and neighbors. She had overcome some major health issues over the years and took much pride in the fact that she lived alone and drove her own car until she was 90 years young! She decided to give up her license to drive, on her 90th birthday, this past year, and with a lot of persuasion from her cardiologist, family, and friends, she gave up her freedeom to live alone and went to live at The Good Samaritan Home in Prophetstown, where her own mother had resided at the end of her life on earth. Survivors include one daughter, Linda (husband Randy) Boelkins of Morrison; one son, Rodney (wife Jacki) Gorzny of Lyndon, IL; one stepson, Larry (wife Pat) Gorzny of Morrison; ex-daughter-in-law, Marjorie Gorzny of Morrison; eight grandchildren, Mike (Robin) Gorzny of Morton, IL; Pamela Gorzny of Sterling, IL; Rick Gorzny of Fulton, IL; Dave (Angie) Gorzny of Morrison; Kevin Gorzny of Henderson, NV; Kari Gorzny of Las Vegas, NV; Julie Vegter of Morrison and Natasha Boelkins of Morrison; four great grandchildren, Lauren Gorzny of DeKalb and Morton; Erin Gorzny of Morton; Megan Gorzny of Morrison and Jordan Michael Boelkins of Morrison; three sisters-in-law, Caroline (Virgil) Severin Piczak of Chester, VA; Berneice (Wendell) Severin of Crete, Nebraska; and Pauline (Clare) Gorzny Meakins of Denver, CO; one brother-in-law, Frank Gorzny of Idyllwild, CA; a few cousins and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents; her husband, Gene; a daughter, Virginia Leigh Gorzny on Jan. 8, 1945; two brothers, Virgil and Wendell Severin; a sister, Dorothy Nelson; a granddaughter, Sheila Marie Vegter on June 15, 1971
ELSIE (LIPPOLT) GOSHEN, 1803 E 4th St., Sterling, passed away Monday (14 Jul 1969) in Providence Hospital, Lincoln, Neb. Born Aug. 15, 1909 in Dixon, Neb., she was the daughter of Gottfried and Mary Lippolt. She was educated in the Dixon, Neb. public schools and was united in marriage to Robert Goshen, June 27, 1945, in Sterling . Mrs. Goshen was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sterling. Surviving besides her husband are, one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Martha) Denning of Sterling; her mother, Mrs. Mary Lippolt of Laural, Neb. ; two brothers, George Lippolt of Dixon, Neb. and Carl Lippolt of Hardy, Iowa; two sisters, Mrs. Louise Heese, of Page, Neb. and Mrs. Arnold (Emma) Spath of Laural, Neb. and one grandson Howard Charles Denning of Sterling. She was preceded by her father and one brother. The body was moved to the Melvin Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Melvin Funeral Home, The Rev. David w. Fouts, pastor of the First United Methodist Church will officiate and burial will take place at the Oak Knoll Memorial Park. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - July 15, 1969 Sterling Gazette]
J. ISABELLE GOSHEN, 91, OF 2403 E. 19th St., Sterling, died Thursday, June 5, 1997 at Sterling Pavilion. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, with the Rev. Karen Schilling, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Sterling, officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were completed by Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling. A memorial has been established for First United Methodist Church, Sterling. Miss Goshen was born Jan. 30, 1906, in Sterling, the daughter of William Robert and Clara I. (Finch) Goshen. She was employed at Wyne Denvers Department Store, Sterling for 22 years prior to retiring in 1963. She was a member of Frist United Methodist Church, Sterling. Survivors ionclude one niece, Marsha (Ken) Goshen Clapper of Wilmington, N.C., several cousins, two great nieces and one great nephew. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 7, 1997 - Saturday, pg A2]
NORMAN J. GOSHERT, 81, formerly of 409 4th Ave., Sterling, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday, (28 May 1959) following a short illness. Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Behrens Mortuary, with the Rev. Kenneth Mortonson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Sterling, officiating. Mrs. Dora Wiles played several organ selections. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Chicago. He was born Aug. 9, 1877 in Sterling, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Goshert. He attended the Milledgeville schools and was graduated from Milledgeville High School. For 32 years he was employed by the Toledo Scales Co., retiring at the age of 78. He was married to Jessie Roberts Chicago, and she preceded him in death in 1948. Surviving are one brother, Harold Goshert of Sterling, and a number of nephews and nieces. He was preceded by his wife, three brothers and two sisters. [Contributed by Melva Taylor from The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 1, 1959 - Tuesday, pg 2 col 3]
BLANCHE V. GOSS - Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home for Mrs. Blanche V. Goss of 702, 5th Ave., Rock Falls, who died Wednesday. The Rev. Donald Ward officiated at the services, with burial in IOOF Cemetery. Mrs. Wayne E. Larson was at the organ during the services, with Herman Oltman singing "In The Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross." Pallbearers were Clarence Hudson, Lawrence Olds, Walter Long, Ray Saddoris, Robert Ufkin and Howard Wesner. Flowers were care for by Swartleys. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 20, 1968 - Saturday, pg 2]
JOHN THOMAS GOSSEN - Funeral services for John Thomas Gossen were held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Wheelock Funeral home. Rev. Norman C. Miller, pastor of the Rock Falls Methodist church, officiated. Burial was in the Rock Falls Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mrs. Ralph Wasson sang "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and "Abide With Me." Pallbearers were Edward Hollenbeck, James Kelsey, Charles Sands, Ben Oatman, Elmer Menel, and Leland Lockhart. Mrs. Charles Anderson was in charge of flower arrangements. [[Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 24, 1954 - Saturday, pg 2]
VERNON H. GOTTEL - Funeral services for Vernon H. Gottel were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Nathan Williams officiating. Mrs. Paul R. Fritz was at the organ and Mark Parks sang "How Great Thou Art." Burial was in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Guy A Coats, the Rev. Merton Fritz, George Penley, Scott and Donald J. and Stuart Wolber. Honorary pallbearers were deacons and trustees of the First Baptist Church, Perry Maple, Robert Borum Jr., Arthur Crofton, Donald Dudley, Paul Fritz, William Eberly, Wardell Greer, Richard and Stephan Larson, Kenneth McCaslin, Hugh Phillips, Bernard Roden, John Stern, Leslie Stern, Sherman Virtue, Maynard Wilder and James Williams. Ushers were Harry Kirchner and Thomas Rosenow. Flowers were taken care of by Swartley's and the flower committee of First Baptist Church. The body was moved from the Melvin Funeral Home at noon to lie in state until the hour of the service. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette October 22, 1973 - Monday, pg 2]
MARY IDA (VAN HORN) GOTTSMAN - At her home in this city on Thursday, January 3, 1895, Mrs. Mary Ida Gottsman, aged 43years, 8 months and 17 days. Mary Ida Van Horn, daughter of Isiah Van Horn and Lovinia Marshall, one of a family of eight children - four boys and four girls, was born April 16, 1851 in Bedford Co. PA, where her early years were passed. Coming west she lived in Iowa for some years and came to Morrison in 1873 where she continued to reside. She was married to Peter J. Gottsman Sept. 27, 1877. Three children were born to them - Georgia Theo, Ella May and Freddie. Mrs. Gottsman was for a number of years engaged in the millinery business, continuing until two years ago when she was compelled to retire on account of ill health which has troubled her for four years. During the past two years she had been confined to her room; at times she suffered greatly and then there were intervals when she seemed to improve, but throughout her long illness she was patient and hopeful and surprised her friends by the vitality which so long resisted disease. Oct. 22, 1893, she professed a change of heart and was baptized and received into the M.E. Church and died in the hope of a blessed immortality with her Savior. The funeral held at her late residence on Knox street Saturday afternoon was largely attendd by sympathizing friends, the services being conducted by Rev. J.A. J. Whipple, interment taking place in our beautiful Grove Hill cemetery.
AMANDA (COURTRIGHT) GOULD, 86, wife of F.A. Gould, died at 9:35 o'clock Monday forenoon at the family residence, 712 First avenue, following two years of failing health due to the infirmities of age. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon rom the Melvin Funeral home, Rev. Harry Hostetter officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. Mrs. Gould, who was one of the oldest residents of the city, having lived her for nearly 60 years, was born July 4, 1850, in Sussex county N.J. daughter of John and Sara Ann Courtright. At the age of two years she was brought by her parents to Whiteside county, where she lived the remainder of her days. She was united in marriage in May 1870 with Mr. Gould at Dixon. The couple went to housekeeping in Genesse township. One child was born, John L. Gould, who survives. There are three grandsons, Francis Adelbert, George Raymond and Leon Lester. Leslie and Arland Gould, great grandsons, belong to the The gazette city carrier force. Mrs. Gould was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for many years.
DARIUS GOULD - At 2 o'clock this afternoon Darius Gould, an aged and highly respected citizen, passed into the life beyond, after an illness wihch had confined him to his bed for one year lacking but a day. Mr. Gould had passed the allotted years of three score and ten and for sometime previous to his last illness had been in delicate health. The deceased leaves a wife and five children. Two of the children, F.A. Gould and Mrs. Charles Keiser, reside in this city, Mrs. Ida Wilkinson in Minnesota, Mrs. Sarah Courtright in Canada, and a son, Lewis at Columbus Neb. Mr. Gould came to Illinois when a young man and settled in Genesee township, where he resided until he retired and removed tothis city over ten yers ago. He was a kindly, upright man, an earnest Christian, for years a member of the Baptist Church where he was a leading worker until failing health compelled his retirement. Funeral arrangements will not be made until word has been received from the absent members of the family
FRANCIS A. GOULD,, 85, died at 12:55 o'clock this afternon in his home at 712 First avenue following an illness from heart trouble. He had been bedfast for the past four weeks. The body was removed to the Melvin funeral home. Arrangements for the funeral are not made. The deceased was born August 23, 1850, in New York state and came west in his early manhood. He followed the occupation offarmer and carpenter. For a number of years Mr. Gould served on the Sterling police force. His wife passed away July 15, 1935. Mr. Gould is survived by one son, John Gould of this city and one brother, Louis Gould, residing in the west. He is also survived by a half-sister, Mrs. Charles Keiser and by three grandchildren and nine great-granchildren
JOHN L. GOULD, of 901 Johnson Ave., Sterling, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Sunday in the Linton Nursing Home. Death came following an extended illness. The body was removed to the Melvin Funeral Home, where friends may call at any time. Funeral rites will be conducted in the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. E.J. Larson, pastor of Trinity EUB Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Mr. Gould was born April 26, 1871 in Hopkins Township, Whiteside County. He was married to Eleanor Kochersperger on Nov. 3 1894 in Sterling, and last November they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Surviving are his wife; two sons, George R. Gould and Leon L. Gould both of Sterling; nine grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Francis, who passed away June 30, 1958.
WILLIAM F. GOULD, of 207 East Eighth street, passed away at his home Saturday evening at 7:30 o' clock, death being due to the infirmities of old age. He had been ill but a brief time. On Thursday he entered a state of coma, in which condition he remained until he passed peacefully away Saturday evening. The funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late home, and were attended by a very large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. Rev. Br. Garrett of the Baptist church preached the funeral sermon. The members of the Grand Army, of which he was a member, attended the services in a body, and had charge of the service at the grave. William F Gould was one of Sterling's well known and highly respected ditizens. In all of his dealings and business transactions, he was true and honest, and sincerity marked his path throught his long and useful life. William F Gould was born in Bradford County, Pa., July 20, 1829. He was only eighteen months old when his father passed away. he resided with his mother until he was fourteen years of age, and acquired a common school education. In the year 1844 he traveled westward, and located in what is now Kenosha county, Wisc and a few years later he moved to Cato, N Y where he learned the trade of carpenter and joiner. In the year, 1858 he moved to this state and located in Jordan township, where he followed his trade, and afterwards purchased his first farm of forty-eight acres. On this farm the first cabin in Jordan had been erected. Mr. Gould being the purchaser of another there, and in the year 1882 he moved to Sterling, where he has since resided. After moving to Sterling he folled his trade until the year 1902, when he reitred. He married to Mary A Davis on April 14, 1853 who survives with two children, the children being: Charles W Gould of Seattle, Wash., and Frank Gould of Chicago. Mr. Gould was a devout member of the Baptist Church, a true Christian father and husband, and a citizen of sterling worth and character. Fearless in the _expression of his views, and constantly striving to live that life that would bring the glories of the eternal reward. Mr. Gould was a veteran of the civil war, having enlisted on March 14, 1865, as a member of Company E. Thirty-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served until the end of the hostilities. He was a member of the Will Robinson post, G A R, He was one of the world's workers, and his diligency and persistency of purpose constitute the basis upon which he builded the success that crowned his efforts. [Contributed by Sheila Smith]
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