EVA MAE (CRAWFORD) HICKS, 69, of 1305 Flock Ave., Rock Falls, died Friday morning (23 April 1982) in Community General Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls. The Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor of the Harvest Time Bible Church of Rock Falls, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Friends may call from 2-4 and 709 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hicks was born Nov. 19, 1912 in Sophia, West Virginia, the daughter of Joseph and Blanche Crawford. She was united in marriage to Thomas Hicks on Jan. 30, 1929 in Beckley, West Virginia. He preceded her in death on March 2, 1981. She had been employed at Sterling Mulit Products for about 17 years. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Fayette (Ruth) Richardson, Mrs. Louis (Barbara) Clapp, both of Rock Falls, Mrs. Murel (Irene) Richardson of Shabbona, Mrs. Ray (Delmona) Lane of Dayton, Ohio and Miss Alice Hicks at home; four sons, Thomas, James, John and David Hicks, all of Rock Falls; 28 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. James (Exie) Woods of Beckley, West Virginia, Mrs. Zella Cruise of Scranton, Pennsylvania and Mrs. Sadie Houck of Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and one sister. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, April 24, 1982 Saturday, pg 4]
LOIS M. (DAVIS) HICKS, 58, of 7573 Blue Goose Road, Prophetstown, died Sunday, May 23, 1999, at CGH Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Hicks was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Widemouth, W.Va., the daughter of George and Helen (Terry) Davis. She married Kelly E. Hicks on July 5, 1958. He survives. She was employed by Micro-Gear as a machinist for four years and by Winning Wheels as a cook for three years. She loved to go rummage saleing and helping others. Survivors include four daughters, Sharon F. Hicks of Lexington, S.C., Sandra Elaine Hicks and Tracy J. Hicks, both of Prophetstown, Joan S. Hassell of Rock Falls; two sons, Kelly Russell Hicks of Streamwood and Gregory Eugene Hicks of Sterling; two brothers, Lindel Davis of Mount Airy, N.C., and Lowell Davis of Peterstown, W.Va.; a sister, Connie Muncie of Wytheville, Va.,; six grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 24, 1999 - Monday, pg A2 col 2]
WILLIAM EDWARD HIDDLESON - Funeral services for William Edward Hiddleson of Morrison who lost his life in an automobile accident Sunday evening (30 December 1951) on the Garden Plain road west of Morrison will be held Thursday afternoon. The short prayer service will be in the Reynolds Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. and the funeral in the First Methodist Church at 2 p.m., The Rev. Harold E. Olson, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Hiddleson was born March 20, 1926 at Lyndon, the son of Earl and Ethel Hunt Hiddleson, and was reared and educated in the Morrison schools. He served with the Navy during World War II. He was married Aug. 22, 1947 at Morrison to LaVonne Dennis of Milledgeville. He assisted in maintenance of township roads, assisting his father who is township road commissioner. He attended the Methodist Church and had a host of friends in this area. Surviving him are his wife, his parents; two sisters, Mrs. R. G. (Dorothy) Siefken of Morrison and Mrs. Robert (Helen) Wagenecht of Prophetstown; two brothers, Earl Jr. of Moline and George, serving with the Air Force in Tokyo, Japan who is being flown home for the services; and his grandmother, Mrs. Grace Hunt of Davenport, Ia. He was preceded in death by an infant child. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 2, 1952 - Wednesday, pg 2]
JAMES F. HIGGINS - Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Rock Falls Immanuel Lutheran Church for James F. (Jim) Higgins, 56. Rev. E. A. Henrichs, pastor, officiated, and burial was in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Pallbearers were: Francis Loren Coate, Herbert Hentschel, Ed Munson, Orris Peterson, Jim Vest and Allan Wendt. Church usher was Lawrence Janssen. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 31, 1978 - Monday, page 4]
CHRISTIAN HIGH - At the residence of his father in this city, on Sunday night, Nov. 2, 1890 of Quinsy, Christian High, aged 19 years 9 months and 20 days. Christian High was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John High of Morrison and was born in Clyde, this county, Jan. 12, 1872. He spent his life in Clyde iwth the exceptionof a short time in Nebraska. While there he united with the M.E. Church. Upon his return to this county he united with the Evangelical church by letter, at Fair Haven, of which church he was a member at the time of his death. About two months ago he was mustered in as a member of Co. I. 6th Regt. I.N.G. of this city. Last week he was attacked with the quinsy, and symptoms of dipttheria; although his illness was somewhat serious in its aspects, no one expected a fatal termination. On Saturday he was on the streets and seemed much better. Sunday evening when asked if he was better, he nodded assent, not being able to speak. He retired about eight o'clock and some time afterards his father went to arouse him, but failing to do so, he called Mrs. High and returning to the bedside they saw their son breathe for the last time. His spirit had fled to the God who gave it. Kind friends rendered all assistance in preparing the remains of son and brother for interment, and many beautiful flowers were provided. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon in the M.E. Rev. A.M. White officiatine. The remains were escorted to Grove Hill Cemetery where they were interred.
JOHN HILGER, 63, Mendota, brother of Clinton Hilger, Rock Falls, died Monday afternoon (17 May 1971) in Mendota Community Hospitial after a two month illness. There will be visitation from seven to nine o'clock this evening in the Merritt Funeral Home. Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Webster Hobb of the Mendota First United Methodist Church officiating. The burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery, Tampico. John Hilger was born Jan. 2, 1908 in Prophetstown, the son of Samuel C. and Lillian May Noon Hilger. He had lived in Mendota for a number of years and was employed by Hart Carter Co. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette May 18, 1971 - Tuesday, pg 2]
ADA (SAWYER) HILL, 101, of Pleasant View Nursing Home, Morrison, formerly of Albany, died Sunday, APril 3, 2005 at the home. She was employed by Dolan's Grocery Store in Albany for more than 35 years. Mrs. Hill was born April 11, 1903 in Denver, the daughter of Claude and Edith (Kennedy) Sawyer. She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Leonard and Lulu 9Kennedy) Arnett in the Spring Hill area of rural Erie. She married Roy L. Lewis on April 14, 1921 in Geneseo. They divorced in 1930. She then married Elmer Hill on April 20, 1940 in Clinton Iowa. He died Oct 12, 1967. Survivors include a son, Donald G. (Lorain) Lewis of Rock Falls, three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren. She was preceded by a half sister, Claudine Ellis. The funeral is at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home wiht Rev. Kolleen Klemmedson, pastor of the Albany United Meth.Church officiating. Burial is at Sharon Cemetery, Erie.
CLYDE HILL, 70, of Oak Lawn, formerly of Erie, died Monday in Christ Community Hospital, Oak Lawn. Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Schilling Funeral Home with Rev. Cecil Dallas, pastor of the Erie United Methodist Church, officiating, interment will be in the Erie Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral Home from 7 to 9 Wednesday evening. Memorials may be made to the cancer fund. He was born Feb 20, 1900 in Ragan, Neb., the son of Pleasant and Mary Heath Hill. He married Dorothy Olinger in Morrison in 1922, she preceded him in death. He was self employed as a truck driver. Survivors are a daughter Mrs. Perr. (Gloria) Scott of Oak Lawn, six grandchildren, two brothers, Elmer of Low Moor, Iowa, and Floyd of Snyder, Ind., and a sister Florence Honeywell of California. [Contributed by LeRoy Sundin]
DONALD P. HILL, 91, of Prophetstown died Monday Jan. 3, 2005 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday Jan. 7, 2005 at Prophetstown United Methodist Church. Burial with military Honors will follow at Riverside cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation will be Friday at the church. Don was born Nov. 6, 1913 in rural Prophetstown, the son of Aaron and Jessie (Dorathy) Hill. He graduated from Prophetstown High School, class of 1930. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1940 and served until 1945 in the Pacific Theater of Operation. Don worked at a local implement dealer for several years. Upon becoming a licensed plumber he was employed at the former Perkins Plumbing & Heating, Prophetsstown. He was a member of American Legion Post 522, Prophetstown and also served as a volunteer fireman for many years. Don also enjoyed bowling and fishing. He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Leamon and mary Nelle Hill and Dorothy Hill all of Prophetstown. On brother Myron preceded him in death. [Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen - The Prophetstown Echo - January 11, 2005]
DOROTHY (OLINGER) HILL, 63, of Chicago, formerly of Erie, died Friday morning in her home after an extended illness. The Former Dorothy Olinger was born Oct. 30, 1899, in Erie, the daughter of George and Louise Olinger. She attended schools in Erie. She has lived in Chicago for 26 years. She was married to Clyde Hill Feb. 21, 1922 in Morrison. She was a member of the Ashburn Methodist Church in Chicago. Surviving are the widower; one daughter, Mrs. Perry Scott of Oaklawn: one brother Howard Olinger of Erie; two sisters, Mrs James Melton of Erie, and Mrs. James Fitch of Silvis Heights; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at the Erie Methodist Church. The Rev. Seymour Holford of the Ashburn Methodist Church of Chicago officiated assisted by the Rev. L Harold George. Mrs Forrest Brandt was the soloist and Miss JoNeil Lumbard was the organist. Pall bearers were: Richard Ellis, Lowell, Indiana; D. Richard Olinger, Cedartown Georgia; Gary Olinger, St. Paul, Minn.; James L. Melton, Erie; Richard Hummel, Prophetstown: and Gilbert Medema, Fulton. Mrs. Myrtle Matthews and Mrs. Jack Slocum were in charge of flowers. Burial was in the Erie cemetery. [Contributed by LeRoy Sundin (From Mrs. Perry Scott nee Hill)]
GERTRUDE R. (ELKINS) HILL, 83, 712 E. 19th St., Sterling, died Thursday afternoon at Community General Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Allen Funeral home, Sterling. The Rev. Donald D. Pritz, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling, will officiate. Cremation will follow the services, with private internment of the ashes at Riverside Cemetery at a later date. Visitation is Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the American Heart Fund. Mrs. Hill was born on Dec. 13, 1898; in Calloway County, Ky., the daughter of Edward and Minnie (Hart) Elkins. She married Max A. Hill on Sept. 30, 1917, in Paris, Tenn. He preceded her in death on July 5, 1970. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling, and the Harris Circle. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Keith (Maxine) Behrens, Green Cove Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren; several great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Roxie Crawford, Odessa, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 6, 1982 - Friday, page A2]
JEAN (CLARY) HILL, 80 of Fulton, died Sunday May 5 2002 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton. She was employed by Whiteside County Courthouse, Morrison as a secretary for several years. Mrs. Hill was born Jun 19 1921 in Prophetstown the daugher of John & Hazel (Ackerman) Clary. She was a graduate of Prophetstown High School. She married Elmer A Nuelle. She then married Gerald M Hill on June 6 1964 in Fulton. He died April 29 2002. She was a member of Fulton Presbyterian Church and the church's Presbyterian Women's Association. She enjoyed needlepoint and handicrafts. Survivors include a daughter Pat Newley of Fountain Hills AZ, a son David Clary of Illinois; a stepson, Robert Hill of San Clemente, CA; five sisters, Rhea Milnes of Mt Carroll, Janice Hines of Milledgeville, Nadine Hanson of Rock Falls, Bernita Babin of Tucson AZ and Roene Hayen of Sterling; a brother Ronald Clary of Sterling; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Oris Lawrence. Funeral at Fulton Presbyterian Church. Burial is at Oak Knoll Memorial Park Sterling. Bosma Renkes Funeral Home. Daily Gazette May 7, 2002]
LEAMON D. HILL, 88, of 306 Creek Lane, Prophetstown, IL, died Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. Leamon was born December 5, 1923, in Prophetstown, IL to Aaron J. and Jessie A. (Dorathy) Hill. He was educated in the Benton Street Grade School of rural Whiteside County and was a 1942 graduate of Prophetstown, High School. He married Mary Nelle Satterfield on October 6, 1946 in Prophetstown. Leamon served in the U.S. Army during WWII and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He engaged in farming in the rural Prophetstown area until moving to Prophetstown in January of 1988. He was a member of the Prophetstown United Methodist Church and the Prophetstown American Legion Post #522. Leamon enjoyed bowling, traveling and fellowship with family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Mary Nelle; three daughters, Marilee Liter of Jacksonville, IL, Sue Galambos of Aledo, IL and Jane (Richard) Mumm of Long Grove, IA; six grandchildren, Carissa (Cory) Heine, Amy (Sean) Evans, Justin Galambos, Luke (Stephanie) Galambos, Adam (Andrea) Mumm, Mark Mumm; five great grandchildren, Maddie and Macy Heine, Cole, Natalie and Bella Evans. He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Jason and Scott Liter; two brothers, Myron and Donald Hill; one half sister, Murilla Anderson. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers]
MALLORY (LANCASTER) HILL, 80, beloved Prophetstown woman, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at her home in Prophetstown. Mrs. Hill fractured her hip in February, 1936, and had gradually failed since. The body was removed to the F. L. Dudley mortuary. Funeral services will be held at the Dudley funeral chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. A. E. Simester of the Prophetstown Methodist church will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery at Prophetstown. Mary Ann Lancaster was born April 26, 1857 in Hume township, and had resided in this community all of her life. Her parents were Charles and Sarah Hippey Lancaster. She was married to Mallory S. Hill of Prophetstown on March 27, 1878, at Morrison. They resided on the Hill farmstead, southwest of Prophetstown until they moved to their present home in Prophetstown 25 years ago. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Prophetstown Methodist church and the Royal Neighbors lodge of this city. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harvey C. Hull, one grandson, Mallory Hull, three brothers, Henry Frank and William Lancaster and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Hill, all of Prophetstown. She was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Lancaster. Mrs. Hill was one of Prophetstown's finest women, very devoted to her family and had endeared herself to a large circle of friends.
FUNERAL RITES HELD SATURDAY -Mrs. M. S. Hill Buried In Riverside Cemetery Funeral services for Mrs. Mallory S. Hill, who died Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the F. L. Dudley funeral chapel in Prophetstown. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends. Rev. A. E. Simester of the Methodist church conducted the rites. The profusion of beautiful floral offerings expressed the love, sympathy and esteem of the many relatives and friends. Mrs. Roy Crook and Mrs. G. W. Nelson assisted with the flowers. Burial was made in Riverside cemetery at Prophetstown. The pallbearers were six nephews of the deceased. They were: Cecil Lancaster of Walnut, Charles Lancaster of Manlius, George Lancaster of Tampico and Elmer, Clifford and Glenn Lancaster of Prophetstown. Those from a distance who attended the services were: Morrison: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tripp and daughter, Hester; Lyndon: Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fassett; Manlius: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lancaster; Walnut: Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lancaster; Tampico: Mr. and Mrs. George Lancaster; Union Mills, Ind.,: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown; Sterling: Mrs. Glenn Kelsey and Mrs. Anna Watson; Rock Falls: Curtis Lancaster; Rockford: Howard Lancaster. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois September 10, 1937 - Friday, pg 9, col 2]
ELIZABETH HILLER -- Mrs. Michael Hiller died on Sunday night, and will be buried at Franklin on Wednesday. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Whiteside Sentinel 8 Mar 1887 Pg 4]
GEORGE HILLER, past 90 years of age, passed away early Monday morning at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. Clifton Hiller at Ankeny, Ia. Mr. Hiller had been in failing health for five or six years, and his death came as a surprise and shock to his relatives and many friends. Last Saturday Morrison people talked with Rev. Hiller by telephone, at which time he reported Mr. Hiller in his usual health. Mr. Hiller had belonged to the Brethren in Christ church at Franklin Corners, north of Morrison, for a number of years, but since he had been spending his winters in Ankeny, Iowa, had transferred his membership to the Methodist church. Born in Alsace, France, June 23, 1853, the son of Michael and Elizabeth Storm Hiller, he came with his parents to Pennsylvania when he was an infant. When he was about 14 years old the family moved to Carroll county where the father engaged in farming. Mr. Hiller was united in marriage to Amanda Zook, and for many years resided on a farm near Franklin Corners in Whiteside county. Later they moved to a farm near Oskaloosa, Iowa, where they resided until their retired and moved to Des Moines, Iowa. He had been active in his agricultural pursuits until about 10 years ago. Following the death of his wife Mr. Hiller made his home for several years in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Nice in Sterling. Since going to Ankeny, Iowa where he spent his winters with his son and daughter-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. Clifton Hiller, he returned to this county each summer to visit in the homes of his relatives. Last year was the first time he had failed to make his annual summer pilgrimage back here. Besides the son, Rev. Hiller of Ankeny, Iowa, two brothers, Michael of Chadwick and Charles of Morrison, one grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews survive. Besides his wife he was preceded in death by three sister, Mrs. William (Louise) Winkey of Coleta, Mrs. Henry (Kate) Miller of Chadwick, Mrs. Anthony (Caroline) Hensler of Morrison; two brothers, Henry and John of Franklin Corners. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lilly funeral home in Des Moines, Iowa, where committal services also will be held. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - Sterling Daily Gazette 31 Jan 1944 Pg 6;1]
MICHAEL HILLER May 13-- Michael Hiller died on Saturday and was buried yesterday in the Franklin cemetery, the funeral services were conducted at the River Brethren church of Jordon. The deceased was in his 70th year, and was born in Alsace, Germany. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Whiteside Sentinel 15 May 1890 Front pg.]
HENRY M. HILLERNS, 85, formerely of 1001 W. 5th St. Sterling died at 9 pm Wednesday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. LeRoy Woessner, in Jordan township. Death came following a short illness. The body was taken to the Behrens Mortuary where friends may call after noon Friday until noon Saturday when it will be moved to the West Jordan Lutheran church, there to lie in state until 1:30 p.m. the hour of services. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Shaar will officiate at the services. He was born in Friederikensiel, Germany, March 16, 1879 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hinrich Hillerns. He came to the US at the age of 15 and had resided in this vicinity more than 55 years, farming until 1941 when he retire dand moved to Sterling. He was married to Anna Obendorf, Jan 14 1903 and she passed away Oct 20 1939. He later married Caroline Helms March 10, 1945 and she died Sept 21, 1963. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Orlowski, Emerson, and Mrs. Woessner. Seven Grandchildren adn seven great grandchildren, five stepsons - Walter, Donald, Russell and Glen Helms of Sterling and Ellard Helms of Rock Falls, two step daughters Mrs. Arthur Berge of sterling and Mrs. Clarence Bressler of Rock Falls. One daughter preceded him in infancy. [Contributed by Mike Hosler - Obituary dated 12 November 1964]
JUNE I. (HAAS) HILTON, 82, of Morrison, IL, died Sunday, December 16, 2007 at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, IA. June was born June 21, 1925, in Chicago, IL, to Anthony F. and Rhea J. (Leeka) Haas. She graduated from high school in Hebron, IN and received her B.S. in Nursing Administration from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. She went on to receive her M.S. in Nursing from Northern IL University in DeKalb, IL. June served in the U.S. Army Nursing Cadet Corps during WWII. She married Warren O. Hilton on September 3, 1949 in Hebron, IN. She taught maternity nursing at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, IL. She was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church, where she served as president of the WSCS, and was a member of the Priscilla Ruth Circle. She was a volunteer nurse for the Red Cross Blood Drives. Survivors include her husband, Warren; two daughters, Barb (Mrs. Dave) Carlson of Keokuk, IA and Bev (Mrs. Mike) Broach of Boulder, CO; one son, Ron Hilton of Denver, CO; three grandchildren: Ashley Broach of Boston, MA, Jeffrey Hilton of Littleton, CO and Becky Hilton of Centennial, CO; one great grandson, Michael Hilton; one sister, Mrs. Maxine Rader of Valparaiso, IN. She was preceded in death by one brother, Warren Haas.
CHARLES W. HIMES, Funeral services for Charles W. Himes, 60, of Morrison, fatally injured in a fall Thursday morning (21 January 1971) at Clinton, Iowa, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Reynolds Funeral Home, Morrison. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. The deceased was born on July 19, 1910 in Gettysburg, Pa., the son of Charles H. and Nora Kline Himes. He was reared and educated in Pennsylvania, moving to the Morrison area in 1930. He was married to the former Eleanor Engalkens on March 1, 1947, in Morrison. She survives along with the father, three brothers, Edward, Paul and Walter, all of Pennsylvania; and four sisters, Mrs. Preston Smith, Mrs. Ruth Peterman, Mrs. Margaret Baker and Mrs. Lester Moody, also all of Pennsylvania. A memorial has been established. Military rites will be conducted at graveside.
--- Morrison: - Charles Himes, 60, Morrison construction worker, fell to his death at noon Thursday, while working at a construction site in Clinton, Iowa. Himes fell 30 feet from the roof of the Clinton Corn Processing Co., Clinton, where he was working for the Jorgenson Construction Co., repairing the damages resulting from a fire last year. Funeral arrangements are being completed at the Reynolds Funeral Home, Morrison. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 22, 1971 - Friday, pg 2]
FLORENCE O. HINCHMAN -- Funeral services for Florence O. Hinchman were held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Behrens Mortuary. The Rev. Richard J. Hanson officiated at the service and burial was in the IOOF Cemetery in Rock Falls . Mrs. Every McNeil served as organist. Pallbearers were Sam Mylin, Chet Mylin, John Bere, Richard froeter, Russell Arthur and Clifford Lyon [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - Dec 31 1969 Sterling Gazette]
MARGARET JANE (LEWIS) HINDS - was born Dec. 17, 1851 at Antwerp, Jefferson Co., N.Y., oldest daughter of Alanson Roselle Lewis and Margaret Maria Jones Lewis. She taught school in N.Y. state in 1873, thereby earning money to come west. She arrived in Thomson February 4, 1874 at the age of 23. She attended school three terms. Later she worked in the post office four years. In the fall of 1876 she went east and returned in Feburary 1877. She continued to work in the post office until 1879. She went to Morrison in 1881. In August 1882 she went to Boston with Mrs. Crosby to spend three months. July 3, 1883 she went to Mitchell, S. Dak., where she bought a relinquishment on 160 acres of land. There she had built a fence, well and sod shanty. She carried the mail twice a week a distance of 36 miles by means of horses or a mule. There she stayed seven years and proved up on her claim. Later she sold her land for $55 per acre. She filed on land in Aberdeen, MacPherson Co., S. Dak. Then she sold it. She returned to Morrison in 1889. Then she went farming on the Royal S. Lewis estate in 1890. She was married to Edward A. Hinds in 1892. They remained there until 1906. Then they moved to the Isaac A. Lewis farm in March 1906. In 1923 they moved to Thomson. She lived there until her death, November 14, 1932. Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. with Carroll Langston, pastor of the local Christian church officiating. Interment was in Grove Hill cemetery, Morrison, Ill. [Contributed by Pam Pickens - Thomson Review, pg. 1, Nov 17, 1932]
ALBERT B. HINER - Funeral services for Albert B. Hiner, 77, of 220 Seventh Ave., Clinton, Iowa, were held Monday afternoon at the Bragonier-Fay Funeral Home. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. Mr. Hiner, a retired farmer and harness maker, died early Saturday morning at the Jane Lamb Hospital where he had been a patient for almost a week. He was born Jan. 6, 1878, in Clyde Township, Whiteside County, the son of Martin and Elizabeth Hiner. For many years he farmed near Coleta. He was employed for several years as a harness maker at the Teets Harness Shop at Milledgeville and Erie, and later worked for the Clinton Saddlery Co. After his retirement he was employed at the Bragonier-Fay Funeral Home. He was a member of the Milledgeville Masonic Lodge. Survivors include two sister, Mrs. Anna Anderson of Charles City, Iowa, and Mrs. John Lenhart of Storm Lake, Iowa: several nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Wolf, 405 E. Fourth St., Sterling, attended the funeral services. Mr. Hiner was a friend of Mr. Wolf. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley -The Daily Gazette 1 Feb 1955 Pg 2]
ELIZABETH (McFADDEN) HINER - Mrs. Martin Hiner, lifelong resident of Milledgeville until two years ago, died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bert Anderson, in Charles City, Ia. A Milledgeville undertaker left for Charles City to bring the body to Milledgeville, pending funeral arrangements. A son, Bert Hiner of Erie, left for Milledgeville Friday noon to make funeral arrangements, and said burial would probably take place in Morrison. Mrs. Hiner is survived by her son Albert of Erie, the daughter at whose home she had lived for the past two years, and another daughter, Mrs. Stella (Della) Lenhart of Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Her husband, who formerly ran a feed store in Milledgeville, passed away two years ago. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - Sterling Daily Gazette 25 Jul 1930 Pg 2]
ISAAC HINER - During the thunder shower on Friday evening last, Mr. Isaac Hiner of the town of Ustick was struck by lightning and instantly killed. When the shower came on in the dusk of the evening, Mr. H. started to go to a neighbors for his wife, who it seems had also started for home as soon as it commenced raining, and had got near enough to see her husband struck down by the fatal bolt. The Whiteside Sentinel 12 Aug 1864 (Headstone says 1861)
MARTIN LEONARD HINER - son of Mary and Leonard Hiner was born in Ohio State July 3, 1850 and passed away at his home in Milledgeville, Ill., June 13, 1928. Aged 77 years, 11 months and 10 days. Mr. Hiner came to Illinois with his parents in the year 1855 and settled in Whiteside County near Morrison. On August 26, 1872, he was united in marriage to Lizzie M. McFadden. Top this union were born three children, Della Mae now Mrs. Lenhart of Sioux Rapids, Iowa; Anna Maggie now Mrs. Anderson of Charles City, Iowa; and Albert B. of Milledgeville, Ill. Mr. Hiner became a member of the First Brethren church March 15, 1917 during the ministry of Rev. Myles J. Snyder. Mr. Hiner leaves to mourn his departure, the wife and three children, four grand children and two great grand children. The many friends both in Whiteside county and about Milledgeville will miss him from their midst. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - Sterling Daily Gazette 18 Jun 1928 Pg 6]
DOROTHY E.(RICKLEFS) HINES, 84, of Sterling died Monday,May 19, 2003, at CGH Medical Ceneter. She was employed by the former Colonial Acres Nursing Home, as a cook, and by Community General Hospitaland Sterling Care Center in Housekeeping. Mrs. Hines was born Dec. 17, 1919, in Emerson, the daughter of Rudolf and Theresea (Hinrichs) Ricklefs. She married Harold F. Hines on Jan. 1 1943, at Coleta United Methodist Church. She was a member of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church Sterling. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Patricia (Keith) Meiners of Sterling and Marilyn Blair of East Moline; a brother, Lawrence (Gladys) Ricklefs of Clinton, Iowa; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sterling, with the Rev. Daniel Behmlander officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation is from 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church. Arrangements wer completed by McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. A memorial has been established to Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church Sterling. Sterling Daily Gazette 20 May 2003]
LOLA G. HINES, 78, Morrison, died Wednesday morning in Morrison. (15 Sep 1982) Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in Morrison United Methodist Church with Rev. Lynn Longenbaugh officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Cemetery. Renkes-Reynolds is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation. A memorial has been established to the Morrison United Methodist Church. She was born Jan. 17, 1904 in Morrison the daughter of Garrett and Emma Moore Siefken. Reared and educated in the Morrision area schools she married Lloyd L. Hines on Aug. 27, 1925 in Morrison. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1961. She had lived in Morrision all her life and after marring farmed near Morrison until the death of her husband. She was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church, Ruth Circle of the Church and WWII Mothers. Survived by one son, Dick, Milledgeville; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence Siefken, Morrison and Bert Siefken, Cordova. She was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers. [Contributed by Jerry Butler]
MYRTLE (SCHNEIDER) HINES, 95, died Sunday, July 24, 2005 at Coventry Village. Myrtle Hines was born February 27, 1910 in Deer Grove, the Daughter of George and Della McQuay Schneider. She married Ralph M. Hines July 1, 1933 in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1992. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Sterling. Survivors are one sister, Marian Smith of Sterling; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at Schilling Funeral Home with Reverend Mark Oehlert officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 AM, Tuesday, July 26 at the Schilling Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to the First Christian Church of Sterling.
WILLIAM HINES - Funeral rites for William Hines were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Melvin Funeral Home by the Rev. Fred M. Anderson, pastor of the Rock Falls United Methodist Church. Mrs. J H Linn was at the organ and Donald D. Shontz sang "The Old Rugged Cross." Burial was in Oak Knoll Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tom Haselberg, Edmond Reichard, Gerald M. Walters, Bill Payne, Jack Gartner and Max V. Hagans. Lundstrom Florists took care of the floral tributes. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 21, 1970 - Monday, pg 2]
MABEL HINRICH - Graveside services for Mrs. Mabel Hinrichs of Santa Monica, Calif., were held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Robert T. Flynn conducted DAR services. The committal was conducted by the Rev. Loyal Wilkinson of the Congregational Church, Lundstrom's were in charge of flowers. Services by Behrens Mortuary. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois May 8, 1972 - Monday, page 2]
ALMA (HEILENER) HINRICHS, 47, of Route Three, Milledgeville, died at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 1952 at the Dixon Public hospital following major surgery. Visitation was held at the Trouth Funeral Home. Funerals services were officiated by the Rec. C. A. Kalkwarf at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Burial was at West Jordan Cemetery (Maple Ridge). Miss Alma Heilener was born January 30, 1905 in Whiteside County, the daughter of Onke and Bertha (Frerichs) Heilener. She lived in this community all her life, receiving her education in the rural schools. She was married to Henry F, Hinrichs February 20, 1923 in Clinton, Iowa. Surviving are her husband, Henry, and seven children, Mrs Betty (Earl C.) Johnson of Emerson, Arthur (Delores) Hinrichs of Coleta, Walter with the National Guard at Camp Cooke, CA, Jean, Lucille, Nancy and Paul at home.; her mother, Mrs. Bertha Heilener; three grand grandchildren; four step-children, Mrs. Edna (Arthur) Johnson, Mrs. Anna (Wesley) Immel, Leroy (Margaret) Hinrichs, and Bennie (Lois) Hinrichs; seven stepâ€"grandchildren and three great step-grandchildren; two brothers, Walter (Gesine) Heilener of Emerson, and Fred (Nellie) Heilener of Galesburg; two sisters, Mrs. Marie (William) Bartz of Emerson and Mrs. Frieda (Dettmer) Biller, east of Sterling, as well as a number of other relatives. Preceding her in death were her father, who died Feb. 26, 1940 and one brother who passed away in infancy. [Contributed by Barry Johnson]
ANNA MARY (BARTZ) HINRICHS, 37, was born April 23, 1884 in Jordan Township, and died at her home on Genesee Township November 7 at 3 a.m. at the age of 37 years, 6 month and 15 days. Being a child of Christian parents she was brought to the Lord in holy baptism soon after her birth. After being duly instructed in the fundamental teachings of the Christian church she was confirmed in the East Genesee Lutheran church April 8, 1900. On April 18, 1902, she was united in holy matrimony to Henry F. Hinrichs. Four children born to this union remain to mourn her death. They are Edna, Leroy, Bernard 'Bennie', and the babe, Anna Louise. She was always of quiet nature, doing her duty and filling her place in the life of her family. She was a faithful wife to her husband and a good loving mother to her children. Loved by all as she was, she will be missed by her friends and relatives. Only a little over a week ago she enjoyed the blessings of motherhood, having given birth to a healthy baby girl, but her joys soon turned to sorrows, for a few days after, complications set in and she was put on a bed of suffering. We stood at her bedside at different times and prayed with her because of her fever and illness. We gave her into the hands of her Heavenly Father, into his care we commended her, knowing that there she would be well cared for and also knowing that what God did was well done. Last Monday morning her Heavenly Father called her home. So soon a mother's life has been taken from those who loved her dearly and still needed the loving hand of a mother, but it was God's will that she should not be with us any longer. Let us therefore learn to say with confidence, "God's will be done." Besides her husband and four children she leaves to mourn her death her aged mother, two brothers, and two sisters. May she now rest in peace and the heavenly light shine upon her.- [Contributed by Barry Johnson from Newspaper clipping]
GRACE M. HINRICHS, 87, of 19530 Fellows Road, Morrison, died February 4, 1999 at Morrison Hospital Skilled Care. Services will be Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church with the Rev. Philip A. Gronbach, pastor officiating. Burial will be at Round Grove Cemetery. Grace M. Hinrichs was born October 2, 1911 in Genesee Twp. the daughter of Carl C. and Theresa H. (Rushmeyer) Dirks. She married Lester L. Hinrichs on September 14, 1941 at St. PaulLutheran Church, Sterling. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Survivors include her husband, Lester, one son Jerry (Sandra0 Hinrichs of Oregon; two daughters, Nancy (J.D.) Proehl of Manito and Judith (Nicholas) Miglino of Whitestone NY; and five grandchildren. Seh was preceded by one brother, Leroy Dirks. [Contributed by Cynthia Lane]
BEHREND HINRICHS, a well known farmer of Genesee for many years, passed away at 10:40 o'clock Saturday night in his home at the age of 72 years,seven months and 26 days. He had been ill the past week with pleurisy, following a lingering illness of heart disease. Funeral rites are to be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock in the late home and 2 o'clock in St. Paul's Luthern Church, Rev. F.M. Kuethe officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Behrend Hinrichs was born Aug. 23, 1857,in East Friesia, Germany. He was united in marriage to Johanna Freimuth, Dec. 27, 1879, in Germany. They came to the United States in 1891 and have resided since then in Hopkins and Genesee townships. To the union 14 children were born, seven of whom have preceded their father in death. Besides the Widow the living children are: Hinrich F., of Genesee; Sievbelt, of Rock Falls, Heinrich,at home; Hio, of Jordan; Mrs Tina Hayen, of Jordan; Mrs. Ida Reglin, of Dixon ; and Mrs.Hannah Schultz, of Genesee. He also leaves one sister Mrs. Epzard Meyer, and two brothers, Henry and Dirk of Sterling; 33 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mr & Mrs Hinrichs celebrated their golden wedding December 27, 1929. A large number of friends will mourn the passing of this well known and esteemed old resident of the country. [Contributed by Donald Hinrichs, Sterling Gazette]
BUD HINRICHS, 62, rural Polo died Wednesday afternoon December 26, 1984. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Marks Lutheran Church with the Rev. Andrew Tetzlaff officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Cemetery, Sterling Visitation will be at the Benson-Brown-Seidel Funeral Home, Polo from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Bud Hinrichs was born on June 8, 1922 in rural Sterling, the son of Hio and Maggie Wolber Hinrichs. On December 11, 1946 he married Wanda Smith in west Jordan Church, rural Sterling. He farmed in the Polo area for 24 years and was employed by the Ogle County Highway Department for the past 14 years. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wafe, Wanda: three sisters Mrs William (Helen) Parker, Sterling, Mrs Lawrence (Arlene) Wetzell, Sterling, and Mrs Elmer (Hazel) Plautz: four brothers Lawrence, Sterling, Alvin, Tuscon, Arizona, Glenn, Milledgeville, and Donald, Rock Falls. [Contributed by Donald E. Hinrichs from the Sterling Gazette]
GEORGANN (DARIER) HINRICHS, 68, of Sterling,died Wednesday, April 7, 1999 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. She was born Aug. 29, 1930 in Ladd to George L. and Emma (Baxter) Darier. She married Donald E. Hinrichs on May 31, 1951 in Ladd. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Sterling. Survivors include her husband,two sons, Donald (Barb) Hinrichs of Rock Falls and Rick (Gail) Hinrichs of Fulton, two sisters, Arsene (Bill) Lunn of Ellenton, Fla. and Jill (Rich) Bruno of Sterling, her Mother Emma Darier of Ladd, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Private family memorial services will be held. There will be no public vistitation or ceremony. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery. [Contributed by Donald E. Hinrichs from the Sterling Gazette 9 April 1999]
GEORGE B. HINRICHS, prominent and respected resident of Hopkins Twp. passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Eilers, Sunday morning at 4 o'clock as the result of a sudden heart attack. Services will be Tuesday in Trouth Fneral home, burial in Hopkins cemetery. The deceased was born in Hopkins Twp. Dec. 30, 1861 anf farmed at this birthplace for 31 years. After his retirement in 1915 he moved to Sterling where he lived for 10 years. Three years ago he moved to his daughters home. On Feb. 21, 1884 he was married to Elise Darjus wo preceded him in death July 2, 1914. To this union wer born seven children, five of whom survive. Mrs. John Eilers, Hlpkins, Edward of Dixon; Elmer of Coleta; Clarence of Morrison and Arthur of Indianapolis IN. One sister Mrs Gerhart Cassens of Sterling, along with 12 grandchildren. Two sisters Mrs. Anna Onken of Hopkins and Mrs. G.F. Owens of Sterling and one brother Henry preceded him in death. One daughter Alice and one son Carl passed on in 1903 and 1932 respectively.
GLENN B. HINRICHS, 64, Rt.1 died Sunday September 22, in Community General Hospital, Sterling. He farmed in the Sterling and Milledgeville areas for many years.He was born May 30,1921 in Coleta to Hio and Margaret (Wolber) Hinrichs. He was married to Elnora M. Wierema April 18, 1945 in rural Sterling. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Jordan. He was preceded in death by one brother and one grandchild. Survivors include his wife of Milledgeville; daughters, Cindy and Lanette both of Milledgeville and Mrs Joe (Linda) Retherford of Sterling; sons Roger, Mike, Mark, and Dick all of Milledgeville, Arlyn Lee of Chadwick, Dan of Thomson, Tim of Polo and Dave and Scott both of Sterling; sisters, Mrs. Bill (Helen) Parker, Mrs. Elmer (Hazel) Plautz, and Mrs. Lawrence (Arlene) Wetzell all of Sterling; brothers, Lawrence and Donald both of Sterling and and Alvin of Tucson, Arizona; 11 grandchildren. Funeral will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the First Lutheran Church of Jordan with the Rev. Walter J. Kukkonen, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery in Sterling. Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. today in the Allen Woodin Funeral Funeral Home. [Contributed by Donald E. Hinrichs from the Sterling Gazette]
HENRY F. HINRICHS, 88, former farmer of rural Sterling, died Tueday March 25, 1969 at the Blandinsville, Illinois Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held March 27 at Behrens Mortuary in Sterling with the Rev. Warren Weeg officiating. Burial was at West Jordan Lutheran (Maple Ridge) Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jerry Hinrichs, Wayne Hinrichs, Richard Hinrichs, Arthur Johnson, Barry Johnson and Irvin Immel. Hinrich F, Hinrichs was born March 31, 1880 in Oldenburg, Germany, the son of Behrend and Johanna (Freimuth) Hinrichs. He was married to Anna (Heilener) Bartz in 1902 in Jordan Township. She passed away on Nov. 7, 1921 and he married Alma Heilener on Feb 20, 1923. Both wives preceded him in death. Survivors include five sons, Leroy Hinrichs of rural Dixon, Bennie Hinrichs and Arthur Hinrichs both of Round Grove, Walter Hinrichs and Paul Hinrichs both of Rock Falls; five daughters, Mrs. Edna (Carl) Johnson-Thomas, Mrs. Anna (Wesley) Immel, Mrs. Betty (Earl) Johnson, and Mrs. Lucille (Merle) Wolfley; two brothers, Heinrich â€œHankâ€ Hinrichs, Sterling, and Hio Hinrichs of Coleta; and two sisters, Mrs. Hannah (Robert) Schultz, Rock Falls and Mrs. Ida (Emil) Reglin Dixon. He was preceded on death by both wives; a daughter, Jean, a brother Siebelt Hinrichs and sister Tena (Albert) Hayen. [Contributed by Barry Johnson]
HIO HINRICHS, 84, Coleta, died Tuesday afternoon in Sterling Colonial Acres. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church of Jordan with Dr. Alfred L. Grewe, pastor officiating. Burial will be in in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home Sterling after 2 p.m. Thursday until 11a.m. Friday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state. A memorial has been established in his memory. Mr. Hinrichs was born in January 15, 1885 in Eastfriesia, Germany, the son of Behrend H. and Johanna Friemuth Hinrichs. He came to the U.S. as a boy and attended the 1st Lutheran Church of Jordan his entire life. On October 16, 1912 he was united in marriage to Margaret Wolber and the couple farmed and lived their entire life in Whiteside County. He is survived by three daughters: Mrs William (Helen) Parker of Blue Island, Mrs Elmer (Hazel) Plautz of Sterling and Mrs Lawrence (Arlene) Wetzell of Route 3, Sterling; five sons Lawrence of Route 3 Sterling; Alvin of Tucson,,Arizona; Glenn of Route 1, Sterling; Harold of route 1 of Polo and Donald of Rock Falls; two Sisters Mrs Emil (Ida) Reglin of Dixon and Mrs Hanna Schultz of Rock Falls; One Brother Henry C. (Hank) Hinrichs of Sterling Colonial Acres; Twenty one grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. His parents; his wife Margaret Aug 9,1935 and one grandson preceded him in death. [Contributed by Donald Hinrichs from the Sterling Gazette]
JEAN JOHANNA HINRICHS - Funeral services for Jean Johanna Hinrichs, who died December 13, 1955 of injuries suffered in a traffic accident were held Friday, December 16, 1955. Visitation was held at the Trouth Funeral Home, Sterling. The Reverend C.A. Kalkwarf officiated at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sterling, Burial was in the West Jordan (Maple Ridge) Cemetery. Miss Jean Hinrichs, a bookkeeper for Ewing Motor Sales for the past year, died at Dixon Public Hospital. She was the third victim of a two-car collision Saturday night, December 10th, on White Pines State Park blacktop road about two miles east of Polo. Wayne C. Palmer, 32, Polo Alderman and the father of two children, who was alone in the car, and Joan Marie Ryan, 20, also of Polo died in the accident. Leona Coppotelli, 20, of Rock Falls, driver of one car is in fair condition in the Dixon Hospital. The three women were enroute to the roller skating rink near White Pines Park when the accident occurred about 8 p.m. Palmer, who reportedly was going home after delivering posters advertising an event for the Polo fire department, apparently fell asleep at the wheel. Skid marks in her lane showed Miss Coppotelli, attempted to avoid the collision with Palmer's car which was on the wrong side of the road, authorities reported. A 1953 graduate of Sterling High School, Jean was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church Sterling and the St Paul Luther League. She was born July 21, 1935, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. (Alma) Hinrichs. She was educated in rural schools of the area. Survivors include her father; three sisters, Mrs. Betty (Earl C.) Johnson and Lucille and Nancy, all of Sterling; three brothers, Arthur (Delores) Hinrichs, Prophetstown, Walter (Betty) Hinrichs, Sterling, and Paul Hinrichs, Polo; Two half-sisters, Mrs. Edna (Arthur) Johnson, Rock Falls, and Mrs. Anna (Wesley) Immel, Polo; two half-brothers, Leroy (Margaret) Hinrichs, Dixon, and Bennie (Lois) Hinrichs, Sterling; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alma (Heilener) Hinrichs. [Contributed by Barry Johnson]
JOHANNA (FREIMUTH) HINRICHS, widow of the late Behrend Hinrichs, died at 7 o'clock Wednesday evening in her home 3 miles south of Coleta in Genesee township.She had been ill for the past 2 years and was in frail health lately. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, at one o'clock in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Rev. F. Kuethe officiating. Johanna Freimuth was born Septermber 14, 1857, in East Friesia, Germany, the daughter of Mr & Mrs Siebelt Freimuth. She was united in marriage to Behrend Hinrichs in 1879 He preceded her in death April 19, 1930. The couple celebrated their Golden Wedding last December.. Had she lived until next Sunday Mrs. Hinrichs would have been 73 years old. The surviving members of the family are : four sons, Hinrich of Jordan township, Siebelt of Rock Falls, Heinrich at home and Hio of Jordan township; three daughters, Mrs Tina Hayen of Jordan township, Mrs Ida Reglin of Dixon, and Mrs Hanna Schultz of Hopkins township; 33 grandchilds; 8 great-grandchildren and several brothers in Germany. Burial in Riverside Cemetery Sterling, Illinois [Contributed by Donald Hinrichs - Daily Gazette]
LAWRENCE G. HINRICHS, 81, Of 27224 Maple Dr. Sterling, died Sunday Jan. 12, 1997 at Continental Manor, Polo. Funeral service will be 1:30 Tuesday Bethel Reformed Church Sterling, with the Rev. Kenneth Zuithoff, pastor officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial. Visitation 6-8 Today at Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home. A Memorial Has Been Established. Mr. Hinrichs Was Born Dec. 15,1915, In Coleta, The Son Of Hio And Margaret (Wolber) Hinrichs. He Married Alene F. Sterenberg On Nov. 3, 1941 In Sterling. He Served In The U.S. Army With The 108th Ordinance In The South Pacific. He Was Employed As A Crane Operator At Northwestern Steel And Wire Company And Farmed For 33 Years. He Was A Member Of Bethel Reformed Chruch, Sterling, Serving As An Elder And Deacon For 23 Years, The Whiteside County Farm Bureau, Rock Falls Vfw,And The Sterling American Legion. Survivors Inclue His Wife, Alene Of Sterling, One Daughter, Lynn (Ken) Kaufman Of Sterling; One Son Keith (Cherrl) Hinrichs Of Freeport; Three Grandchildren, Mark Kaufman, Michelle Kaufman, Andamanda Hinrichs; One Great-Granddaughter; One Brother, Donald (Georgann) Hinrichs Of Sterling; And Three Sisters, Helen Parker Of Ventura, Calif. And Hazel (Elmer ) Plautz And Arlene (Lawrence) Wetzel Both Of Sterling. He Was Preceded In Death By One Grandson And Three Brothers. [Contributed By Donald Hinrichs]
LESTER L. HINRICHS, 90, of 1801 Avenue G, formerly of Round Grove, died Saturday, February 8, 2003, at CGH Medical Center. He was employed by Austin Brothers Manufacturing as a tool and die maker for over fifty years. Lester was bom May 17, 1912 in Ml. Pleasant Township, the son of Martin and Alida (Gerken) Hinrichs. He married Grace M. Dirks on September 14, 1941 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sterling. She preceded him in death on February 4, 1999. He was a member of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues and a left-handed minor league baseball pitcher on various teams during the 1930's. He enjoyed developing his inventive skills while working at Austin Brothers. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sterling. Survivors include two daughters, Nancy (J.D.) Prochl of Manito and Judith (Nicholas) Miglino of Whitestonc, NY; one son Jerry (Sandra) Hinrichs of Oregon; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Cassens and Hazel Souder and one brother, William Hinrichs. A memorial has been established to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Sterling, IL. [Contributed by Cynthia Lane]
MAGGIE CASS (WOLBER) HINRICHS - Funeral rites for the late Mrs. Hio Hinrichs will take place Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock in the family home north of Sterling and 2:00 o'clock in west Jordan Lutheran church, with the Rev. P.C. Boysen officiating. The burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Maggie Cassie Wolber, Daughter of Abe and Anna Wolber, was born November 22, 1887, in Sac County Iowa, and came with her parents to this community when a young girl. She was confirmed March 27, 1904 in the West Jordan Lutheran Church. Her marriage to Hio Hinrichs occured October 16, 1912 here. Mrs. Hinrichs was a Christian woman and a faithful member of her church. She was active in the Ladies Aid Society. Mrs Hinrichs is survived by her husband and eight children. They are Helen, Lawrence, Alvin, Hazel,Arlene,Glenn, Harold and Donald all at home. She also leaves her father A be Wolber and two brothers, James Wolber of Long Beach, California and Roy Wolber of Jordan and one sister, Mrs. Carl Bruns of Sterling. A brother, George Wolber,died two years ago and her Mother passed away 15 years ago. The death of Mr. Hinrichs occured about 11 o'clock Friday morning in her home, following a short illness. Her passing came as a sever shock to the husband and children. She will be greatly missed from the home circle and by her many friends who knew her as a true and kind friend. She was a loving wife and mother, always going beyond her strength to help others. The body will remain at the Trouth Funeral Home until Sunday noon where friends may view it. [Contributed by Donald E. Hinrichs from the 10 August 1935 Sterling Gazette]
MARJORIE HINRICHS, 91, formerly of 608 Sixth Ave., Rock Falls, died Aug. 14, 1994. at CGH Medical Center following a short illness. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday ai Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Robert C. Kinnear officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until ihe time of service Wednesday at the church. A memorial has been established. Mrs. H inrichs was bom March 3, 1903. in Sterling, the daughter of Scott and Martha (Shannon) Graham. She married Samuel Kimmel May 19. 1923, in Rockford. He died in 1937. She then married Fred Hinrichs June 18, 1938. in Prophetstown. He died in 1970. She was a member of Immanual Lutheran Church, Rock Falls, where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Kings Daughters, and a lifetime member of Montmorency Home Extension. Survivors include one son, S. Calvin (Doris) Kimmel of Rock Falls; one grandchild; five greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild; one sister, Ruth Peile of Rock Falls; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one grandson, one sister and three brothers. [Contributed by Cynthia Lane]
MARTHA M. (BRUNS) HINRICHS, 76, died unexpectedly in her home at Emerson at 9:30 am Sunday. There will be visitation from 3 to 9 pm Monday in the Behrens Mortuary. Funeral rites are to be held at 1:30 pm Tuesday in Behrens Mortuary with the Rev. Wallace Nordquist, pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Burial in Our Savious Lutheran Cemetery. Mrs. Hinrichs was born June 20, 1893 in Genessee Township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bruns. She was educated in the Genesee and Emerson Schools and was united in marriage in 1911 t Carl Hinrichs. He preceded her in death Sept. 2, 1932. Mrs. Hinrichs was a member of Our Savious Lutheran Church. Surviving are three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Raymond Neiners of Sterling, Mrs. Clarence Matznick of Sterling, Mrs Harold Sathoff of Sterling, Elroy Hinrichs of Emerson and Robert W of Sterling. There are 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren surviving, also two brothers, Carl of Milledgeville and george Bruns os Sterling. One brother preceded her in death. [Contributed by Mike Hosler]
OLIVE KATHERINE (OLSON) HINRICHS, - 69, Morrison, retired teacher, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday (20 June 1971) at her home following two weeks illness. Funeral services are pending at the Reynolds Funeral Home, with the Rev. Stone officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. A memorial has been established. Olive K. Olson was born Jan. 10, 1902 at Chicago, the daughter of Joel and Anna Olson. She was reared and educated in Morrison schools and Northern Illinois University. She taught school for 21 years and was married to Clarence Hinrichs, Dec. 25, 1925 at Morrison. She was a member of the Bethesda Luterhan Chnurch, a member of the Retired Teachers Associatoin, the Woman's Club and Resthave Auxiliary. She is survived by her three daughters: Mrs. Harold (JoAnne) Hook, Bettendorf, Iowa; Mrs. Jack (June) Keyes, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mrs. Robert (Janet) Sullivan, Bangkok, Thailand; five grandchildren; two brotheers, Glen Olson, Rockford and Ambrose, Riverside, Calif.; and one sister, Evelyn Sjostrom, Spring Valley, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Lucille. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette June 21, 1971 - Monday, pg 2
PAUL HINRICHS, 65, of Sterling, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. He was employed by General Electric Co. for 31 years, retiring in 1998. Mr. Hinrichs was born May 11, 1943, in Rock Falls, the son of Henry and Alma (Heilener) Hinrichs. Survivors include two sisters, Lucille (Merle) Wolfley and Nancy (Ralph) Riesselman, both of Sterling; a brother, Walt (Betty) Hinrichs of Rock Falls; a sister-in-law, Delores Hinrichs of Sterling; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Leroy Hinrichs, Bennie Hinrichs, and Arthur Hinrichs; and four sisters, Edna Thomas, Anna Immel, Betty Johnson, and Jean Hinrichs. The funeral is at 10:30a.m. Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Henrietta Milner of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Falls, officiating. Burial is at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. [Contributed by Barry Johnson - Daily Gazette on August 28, 2008]
WALTER H. HINRICHS, 85, of 406 W. 9th St., Sterling, a retired farmer, died at 6 pm Wednesday (1973) in Community General Hospital following an extended illness. Friends may call at the Behrens Mortuary. Services will be at 1:30 Saturday in Messiah Lutheran Church with the Rev. Eldor Mueller officiating. Burial in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Walter H Hinrichs was born July 7, 1888 in Hopkins Twp., the son of William Hinrichs. He was educated in the Hopkins schools and farmed 37 years in Genesee Twp. He was united in marriage with Matilda Flkers Feb 20 1913 and they moved to Sterling in 1950. He was a member of the Messiah Luthern Church. Surviving with Mrs. Hinrichs are two sons, Elmer E and Alfred C of Chadwick. He also leaves 4 sisters, Mrs. Dorothea Balster of Sterling, Mrs. Howard (Lydia) Ackles and Mrs. Herman (Clara0 Cordes of Denver, Colo, and mrs. Arch (Marie) George of El Paso, Tex. There are 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Preceding in death were a daughter Mrs. Evelyn Gerdes in 1946, two sisters, two brothers and an infant grandson. [Contributed by Mike Hosler]
WILLIAM R. HINRICHS, 68, for 50 years or more a resident of Whiteside County, died at 1:26 a.m. Sunday at his late home, 1101 Fifth avenue of pneumonia, following an illness of eight days. He went home from his work at the Bob Warner and Son store a week ago Friday afternoon feeling badly and his illness became more acute. There will be funeral services at the home 2 o'clock Tuesday and at 2:30 from the 2nd Ave. Lutheran church, Rev. W.J. Voeltz officiating. Committal will be in Riverside. The body has been removed to the family home from the Trouth funeral parlors. Mr. Hinrichs ws born in Germany, son of Euke and HElena Hinrichs, who brought him at the age of 14 with two sisters, to Illinois. They stopped first in Chicago for a time and April 12, 1881, came to Hopkins twp. and settled. It was ther Mr. Hinrichs was reared and passed most of his life, growing to maturity and marrying Miss Emma Wahh, Dec. 18, 1887 in Hopkins Lutheran church, Pastor Lufke officiating. They began married life on the farm and remained there until 1924 when they moved to Sterling. Surviving are the widow and the following children; Walter of Genesee Twp., Mrs. Ellenora Cassens of Sterling, William A. of Genesee, Mrs. Clara Cordes of Denver, Mrs. Marle George of Davenport, iA, Mrs. Lydia Hayes of Ft. Collins, CO. A daughter, Bertha, died in Denver seven years ago. There are also 12 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Emil Frerichs of Galt. For the last eight or nine years Mr. Hinrichs was employed in the Warner feed store and mill. He was a devout and active member of the 2nd Ave. Lutheran Church.
WILLIAM HINRICHS, 57, of 710 W. 2nd Street in Rock Falls, died Saturday evening (13 Jun 1987) at Community General Hospital. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Blair Funeral Home in Sterling with Rev. David Beebe, pastor of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Visitation will be today from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established. Mr. Hinrichs was born on June 3, 1930 in Sterling, the son of Carl and Martha Scott Hinrichs. On June 17, 1961, he was united in marriage to Viola Miller in Sublette. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was employed by RB&W in Rock Falls. The deceased was a member of the Rock Falls Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Viola; one daughter, Mary Ann Whitely of Sterling; two step-daughters, Patricia Pyron of Texas and Mrs. Gillis (Nancy Lee) Abney of Rock Falls; two step-sons, John Hefflefinger of Portland, Ore., and Charles Hefflefinger of Tampico; 16 grandchildren, six great grandchildren; his mother, Martha Hinrichs of Rock Falls; one sister, Elsie Orlando of Rock Falls; and three brothers, David of Sterling, Neil of Rock Falls and Daniel of Providence, R.I. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 15, 1987 - Monday, pg A2]
WILLIAM A. HINRICHS, 56, died at the Dixon Public Hospital at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. He had been ill for about one year. Mr. Hinrichs was born in Sterling April 26, 1899, the son of William R. and Emma Hinrichs. He farmed in the Milledgeville community his entire life. He was married to Edna Smith on May 29, 1933 at Rock Island. He was a member of the West Jordan Church. Survivors are his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Joanne) Bouma, one granddaughter, Sheri Lynn Bouma; two brothers, Walter, Sterling; Ernest, Denver, Colo.; five sisters, Mrs. H. D. Balster, Sterling; Mrs. L. J. Cassens, Polo; Mrs. H. J. Cordes and Mrs. Lydia Hayes, Denver, Colo.; and Mrs. A. L. George, Davenport, Iowa. The body was removed to the Woodin Funeral Home where friends may call after noon on Tuesday. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 at the Woodin Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at the West Jordan Church, the Rev. J. S. Eshbaugh, officiating. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Daily Gazette 26 Mar 1956 Pg 2;3]
CLARENCE HINTON, 74, died Monday afternoon (10 March 1952) at his home, 614 Â½ West Twelfth street, Rock Falls. The body was removed to the Allen funeral home where friends may call after 7 ;.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited by the Holy Name society at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and funeral services will be Thursday, at 8:30 a.m. from Allen’s and at 9 in St. Andrew’s church, Rock Falls, with the pastor, Rev. Father Burwell Beddoes, celebrating the requiem mass. Burial will be in the Round Grove cemetery. He was born in North Newport, ME. Sept. 6, 1877, the only son of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Hinton. He had been a resident of Rock Falls for some time. Surviving him are the widow Mrs. Nina Hinton; a son, Clarence Jr., Dexter, ME; one daughter, Mrs. Blair Morthland, Clinton, IA, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. John Duncan, Camanche, IA and Mrs. Ruby Knudson, Davenport, IA; 22 grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one daughter, Mrs. Wallace Nichols in 1940. [Contributed by Barb Morthland]
NINA A. (GREEN) HINTON, 74, of Sterling, died in a hospital there Thursday (21 March 1963). Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home in Sterling after 2p.m. Saturday A requiem Mass will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sterling. Burial will be in Round Grove, IL cemetery. She was born in Lyndon, Illinois, March 25, 1888 to John and Celia Marren Green. She was educated in Clinton schools and attended Mount St. Clare College in Clinton. She taught school at Mount Carroll, IL and at St. Joachim’s school in Toledo, IL. She married Clarence Hinton July 8, 1811 in Montana. He died March 17, 1952. She had been a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sterling. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Blair (Marcella) Morthland of Clinton, one step-son Clarence (Hinton) of Dextor, Maine; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Knudsen of Davenport; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a stepdaughter and 10 brothers and sisters. [Contributed by Barb Morthland]
VERNON A. HINTT, 71, Morrison, died Tuesday in Sun Prairie, Wis. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison with the Rev. Donald D. Barnes officiating. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He was born April 4, 1932, in St. Charles, Ill., to Alfred C. and Eileen B. (Holtz) Hintt. On June 13, 1952, he married Betty L. Davy in Elgin, Ill. He was educated in Plato Center, Ill., schools. He was a self-employed truck driver. Before that, he had been employed by Reliant and Dohrn Trucking. He also had been employed by Northern Carrier of Rockford, Ill. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Sherry (Michael) Verbic of Franklin, Tenn., and Mrs. Linda (Wayne) Proffitt of Morrison; three sons, Vernon (Kathleen) Hintt Jr. of Hampshire, Ill., Steven Hintt of Missouri and Jeff Hintt of Morrison; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. [Clinton Herald December 12, 2003]
LAVONNE SUE (INSLEY) HIPPERT passed away quietly in Sterling, Ill., on Friday, July 29, 2005. She received many family and friends the day of her passing. Sue was born Oct. 22, 1936, in Rock Falls, Ill., and resided in Simi Valley. She was a longtime supporter of AYSO soccer at Winnetka Park in the San Fernando Valley and supported her four children in the many years of games that were played. Sue was a past president of the Women's Auxiliary VFW Post 1584 in Adrian, Mich. She had a recent love, The Channellaires Chorus. She loved to sing and perform with the chorus, winning first in regional competition and 10th in the 2004 internationals. She was an avid Detroit Red Wings hockey fan. Sue was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and had many friends. All who knew her loved her. She was kind, thoughtful and always willing to help those in need. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Dorothy Insley; sister, Judith Mae Insley; and husband, Bill. She is survived by her brothers, Jerry (wife Sue) and Gene (wife Vickie) Insley; children, Ronda Weitzman, Renee Anthony (husband Ron), Scott Hippert (wife Barbara) and Brad Hippert (wife Toni); and grandchildren, Todd and Adam Reynolds, Matt, Amanda, Krysti, Katie and Kara Hippert, and Matt Anthony. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Paul's Italian Villa restaurant, 2585 Cochran St., Simi Valley. Arrangements have been made by the Neptune Society. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to your favorite charity. Mom and Grandma, you will be missed by all who knew and loved you so much. Have fun flying with the angels. We know you have your wings. [From the Ventura County Star 2 August 2005]
LAURA (GANTZERT) HIRLEMAN, 88, formerly of Sterling, died Wednesday in Stockton, (San Joaquin) Calif. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home, Rev. E. A. Henrichs Pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 and Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. She was born Oct. 14, 1888 in Illinois the daughter of George and Johnann Bressner Gantzert. She married Harry Hirleman in 1914 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1954. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mearie Boyce and one son, Robert both of Escalon, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Margie Mathiot of Freeport, one grandson and one sister, Mrs. Rose Beck of Ladysmith, Wisc. She was preceded in death by her husband and a stepson. [Contributed by Barbara Nugent - Sterling Daily Gazette Aug 10, 1977]
GENEVA HIRTH, 88, 425 Garden Circle, Rock Falls, died early Sunday morning 14 Jan. 1973) in Community General Hospital, Sterling. Private funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David L. Beebe, pastor of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Rock Falls. Visitation will be Monday from 2-4 and 7 - 9 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home. Miss Hirth was born April 9, 1884 in Rock Falls, the daughter of George J and Minnie Krayzer Hirth. She was librarian of the Coloma Township Library for over 23 years, was a member of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls and a former member of the Rock Falls Women's Club in which she had taken an active part. She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Arthur (Mary Jane) D'Arcy and Miss Genevieve Hirth, both of Rock Falls. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters in infancy. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 15, 1973 - Monday, pg 2]
GEORGE J. HIRTH JR, 73, 403 E. 3rd St., lifelong resident of Rock Falls, died at 3:30 p.m. Monday in Community General Hospital. He had been in ill health for a number of years. The body was removed to the Wheelock Funeral home where friends may call after 7 p.m. tonight. Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer services will be held there at 9:30 a.m. Thursday and requiem mass will be sung by Rev. Burwell E. Beddoes at St. Andrew's Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Thursday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Sterling. George J. Hirth was born Jan. 22, 1883 in Rock Falls, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George J. Hirth Sr. He was reared and educated in this community and was formerly employed at the Frantz Manufacturing Co., until his retirement in 1947. He was a member of St. Andrew's Church. Surviving are his wife, Mary Hirth; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Darcy, Chicago, and Miss Genevieve Hirth, at home; a grandson, William Darcy, Chicago; a sister, Miss Geneva Hirth, Rock Falls, and a brother, Edwin, Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and three sisters. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 3, 1956 - Tuesday, page 2]
LAWRENCE W. HIXON passed away at the Elgin State Hospital at 6:25 p.m. after an illness of several months. Funeral services will be held at the Wheelock Funeral Home Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Paul Bloomquist of the Fourth Street Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Hixon was born in Sterling, August 2, 1888, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hixon, deceased. His early life was spent in Sterling and Rock Falls. He served as assistant fire chief of Rock Falls several years and was also in the electrical department. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Glen Phillips of California and one brother, Herbert H. Hixon, of Evanston, Ill. Mr. Hixon was a veteran of World War I. Rock Falls Legion Post 9902 will have charge of the services at the grave. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 22, 1949 - Monday, pg 2]
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