THEODORA FAYE (FRERICHS) HUBER, died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at her Meridian Retirement Community Home in Englewood, Colo. She was 94. Mrs. Huber was born Feb. 24, 1913 in Sterling, Neb., to Richard and Winifred Frerichs. After graduating from Sterling (Neb.) High School and attending Brownell Hall, Omaha, Neb., she completed her formal education at Doane College, Crete, Neb., earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. There she met the love of her life, George Huber of Sterling, Ill., who also was attending Doane. They were married in 1936. During that time, she was employed by Beatrice Foods, Lincoln, Neb. Theodora and George then lived in Davenport and Friend, Neb., before relocating to Sterling, Ill., in 1941. It was during that time that their two sons, Kenneth and James were born in 1946 and 1948. In 1951, the family moved to Hastings, Neb., where they lived until 1958. It was there Mrs. Huber entered the teaching profession serving as a third grade teacher at Alcott Elementary School. In 1958, the family moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., where Mrs. Huber continued her teaching career in the elementary schools of Colorado District 14, Manitou Springs, Colo. She retired from that post in 1975. During retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Huber pursued their love of travel as well as participating in community activities and local politics. She was a staunch supporter of her husband George's professional endeavors as a safety engineer and his activities as Cactus Jack, the Original Safety Cowboy. The couple was well-inown in Colorado Springs. In 2003, the couple moved to Englewood Meridian, a retirement community where they lived until George's death in October, and Theodora's death this month. Mrs. Huber is survived by two sons, Kenneth B., of New York City, and James A. and his wife, Sharon O'Conor, of Englewood, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Caroline O'Connor and Kevin O'Connor. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 7, 2007 - Friday, pg A2]
JEAN C (SCHINDIER) HUBBARD, of 1404 11th Ave., Rock Falls died Wednesday evening in Community General Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be Saturday morning in the Brechsler-Brown Funeral Home in Oak Park, with burial in the Forest Home Cemetery. Friends may call at the Drechsler-brown Funeral Home at 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park, Friday from 7 - 9 p.m. Local arrangements were completed by the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home. Mrs. Hubbard was born in Chicago, the daughter of Hugo Z and Lillian L Seafort Schindier. She was united in marriage to Lyle Hubbard who survives along with her mother, Mrs. Lillian Schindler of Oak Park; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Scheuring of Oak Park and two grandchildren, Gary Michael and Stephen Joseph Scheuring both of Oak Park. Dated: Feb 5, 1970, [Contributed by Margaret (Wilson) Mangers]
JOHN E HUBBARD,58, Polo passed away Sunday morning Sept 15. Mr. Hubbard was born south of Rock Falls March 7, 1905, the son of Frank and Minnie Fisher Hubbard. He was united in marriage to Hazel Moore June 15, 1932, in Rock Falls. Mr. Hubbard farmed and in later years worked at Industrial Manufacturing Engineering Co., Polo. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Earl, Grand Island, Nebr.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Veva) Buskohl, Polo; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Hubbard, Rock Falls; five brothers, Lyle, Donald, Lloyd and Kenneth, Rock Falls; Melvin, Morrison; two sisters Mrs. Vera Moorehead, Sterling, Mrs. Loretta Wagner, Rock Falls; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his father in death. Funeral services were held from McNabb Funeral Home, Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Richard Ferris, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial was in Oak Knoll cemetery. Casket bearers were William Beton, Earl Harle, Harold Hinrichs, Fred Schwenk, Elery Shank, and Robert Michaels. [Contributed by Margaret (Wilson) Mangers]
KEITH HUBBARD, seven week old, one of the twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Hubbard of Montmorency, was found dead this morning by its parents. The child had been ailing since birth. The remains will be buried in the Golder cemetery Thursday. (September 24, 1924 Sterling Gazette) Keith Hubbard, one of twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L Hubbard, of Montmorency, was born August 10, 1924 and died Sept. 24 He leaves, besides his father and mothers and twin Kenneth, five other brothers and two sisters, John, Loretta, Lyle, Donald, Melvin, Lloyd and Vera, also his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elias Fisher of Rock Falls. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers October 4, 1924 Sterling Gazette]
KENNETH L HUBBARD, 65, of 1519 8th Ave. Rock Falls, died Monday in his home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with Rev. Russell Whitemore, pastor of the Rock River First Church of God, Sterling, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling, Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established in his memory. Mr. Hubbard was born on Aug. 10, 1924 in Rock Falls, the son of Frank and Minnie Fisher Hubbard, He married Shirley L. Near on April 20, 1955 in Rock Falls. He was employed by the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Rock Falls. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2783 of rock Falls. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; one son, Kenneth R., Rock Falls; and one daughter Mrs. Charles (Brenda) Terry, of Jonesville, NC; six grandchildren; two brothers, Lyle and Lloyd, Rock Falls; and two sister, Loretta Wagner, Rock Falls; and Vera Morehead, Chadwick; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Dated: Dec 25, 1989, [Contributed by Margaret (Wilson) Mangers]
LLOYD G. HUBBARD, of 1203 10th Ave., Rock Falls, 9, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1997 at CGH Medical Center . Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Don George, Pastor of rock River Christian Center, officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling . Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., today at the funeral home. A memorial has been established for Hospice of Rock River Valley. Mr. Hubbard was born Aug. 28, 1918, in Rock Falls, the son of Frank and Minnie (Fisher) Hubbard. He served in W W II in the Pacific and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He farmed for several years and was employed at the Parrish-Alford Division of Northwestern Steel and Wire Company, prior to retiring in 1982. Survivors include one son, Clair Hubbard of Spartanburg, S.C.; one daughter, Elaine (Jerry) Holder of Sterling; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Loretta Wagner of Rock Falls, and Hazel Hubbard of Polo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Glenys M. Hubbard on Oct. 2, 1988; four brothers; and five sisters. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the Sept. 12, 1997 Daily Gazette]
LUCINDA M. HUBBARD - In this city, on the 19th October, of consumption, Lucinda M. Hubbard, in the 20th year of her age. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - Sterling Gazette 7 Nov 1863 Pg 2;4] Buried in Riverside Cemetery
LYLE HUBBARD, 84, of 1105 Fifth Ave. Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1993 at Willowood Nursing Home in Rock Falls. He was born on May 25, 1909 in deer Grove to Frank and Minnie (Fisher) Hubbard. He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. Survivors include one son, Clair (Marie) of Spartanburg, SC; one daughter Elaine (Jerry) Holder of Sterling; one brother, Lloyd of Rock Falls; two sisters, Loretta Wagner of Rock Falls and Vera Morehead of Rock Falls; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Oak Knoll Memorial Park with Rev. Bernard J. Mullane, pastor of St. Andrew Catholic Church, officiating. There will be no visitation. Funeral arrangement were completed by Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home. [Contributed by Margaret (Wilson) Mangers]
MELVIN F HUBBARD, 71, of Route 1, Thomson, died suddenly Thursday evening, in Bixby, Oklahoma, while vacationing at the home of his daughter. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with Rev. James E. Werner, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Rock Falls, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Visitation will be at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Military rites will be conducted at the grave. Mr. Hubbard was born Nov. 17, 1916 in Rock Falls, the son of Franklin and Minnie Fisher Hubbard. He married Irene Heinze in 1944 in Sterling. She preceded him in death. He had farmed in the Sterling-Rock Falls, and Morison area for many years. He was then employed in the parts department at Eaton Corporation in Savanna for 11 years prior to his retirement in 1981. He was an U.S. Army veteran during World War II and a member of the VFW Post in Savanna. He is survived by six sons, Frank of Conroe, TX. Roy of Savanna, George of Monroe, Wis., and Harry and Wayne, both of Bixby, Okla.; four daughters, Mrs. Charles (Kathy) Whitmeyer of Freeport, Mrs. Gerald (Bernice) Vincent of Bixby, Okla., Mrs. James (Barbara) Rodebaugh of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Mrs. Dinnis (Darlene) Euler of Freeport; 15 grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth, Lloyd and Lyle Hubbard of Rock Falls; two sister, Mrs. Vera Morehead of Coleta; Mrs. Loretta Wagner of Sterling. He was preceded in death by one son, three brothers, and three sisters. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 6, 1988 - Monday, page A2]
MINNIE E (FISHER) HUBBARD, 85, 602 W. 3rd St., Sterling, died Sunday evening in her home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Anderson, pastor of the Rock Falls United Methodist Church, officiating and burial in Oak Knoll Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wheelock- Allen Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday. Mrs. Hubbard was born July 20, 1885 in Emerson, the daughter of Elias and Phoebe Bryson Fisher. She was united in marriage to Frank L. Hubbard who preceded her in September 1943. Mrs. Hubbard was a lifetime member of the Rock Falls United Methodist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Loretta Wagner, Yeowardville, and Mrs. Vera Moorehead, Sterling; five sons, Lyle, Rock Falls, Donald, Tampico, Melvin, Savanna and Lloyd and Kenneth, Rock Falls; one sister, Mrs. Elva Crabb, Rock Falls; 29 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband, Frank and five children. (Died April 18, 1971) [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - Apr 19, 1971 Sterling Gazette]
NAOMI HUBBARD, wife of William H. Hubbard, 1921 East Fourth street, passed away Wednesday night at 11 o'clock in a Moline hospital, where she had been for the past six months for treatment. Mrs. Hubbard was 81 years of age. She is survived by her husband, one son, Howard Hubbard of Colorado, and one daughter, Mrs. Annie Weber of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services will be held, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Melvin chapel, 106 West Third street, and interment will be in Riverside cemetery. The Sterling Gazette 4 Mar 1926 Pg 6;4
NEVA ARDETTA HUBBARD, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Hubbard, was born July 28, 1926, in the same home in which she died Dec. 16, 1933, of heart trouble. Neva was a child of unusual happy disposition and loved by all who knew her. She was a pupil of room one of the Merrill school, of which Miss Waples is teacher. Neva leaves to mourn her loss besides her parents, seven brothers, and two sisters. They are John Hubbard of Nelson, Mrs. Glenn Wagner of Polo, Lyle and Donald of Rock Falls, Melvin, Lloyd, Vera, Kenneth in the home and her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Elias Fisher of Rock Falls. Funeral services were held at the home on Ninth avenue, Rock Falls, Monday, Dec 18, at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. Furnish, pastor of the Rock Falls M.E. church. Miss Arvilla Anderson, a former teacher of Neva’s, sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Safe In the Arms of Jesus." Miss Fern Yeager was pianist. The floral offering was especially large and beautiful. Pallbearers were four cousins, William Benton, Raymond Bohms, Harry and John Fisher. Interment was in Golder cemetery. [Contributed by Margaret (Wilson) Mangers]
William Lane of Prophetstown and his daughter Miss Ida Lane, were passengers to Chicago Monday [07/26/1915] morning to attend the funeral of Mr. Lane's granddaughter, Miss Ruth Hubbard, one of the victims of the Eastland. She with her sister, Miss Ellen, had embarked on the steamer for the day's pleasures, Miss Ellen being rescued and Miss Ruth, the unfortunate one. She was a lady 22 years of age and an employee of the Western Electric Co. [Sterling Gazette - 27 July 1915 - Reynolds Reynolds]
SHIRLEY (NEAR) HUBBARD, 65, of 31363 Hahnaman Rd., deer Grove, died Sunday, June 15, 1997, following an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Harvest Time Bible Church, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks, pastor officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the church. Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. Mrs. Hubbard was born July 21, 1931 in Deer Grove, the daughter of Russell and Ruby (Waltz) Near. She married Kenneth L. Hubbard on April 20, 1955, Rock Falls. He died Dec. 25, 1989. She was employed at Foodlane Restaurant, Rock Falls, for several years. She was a member of Harvest time Bible Church and a past member of the rock Falls Bagles Club. She enjoyed sewing. Survivors include one son, Kenneth (Vicky) Hubbard of Deer Gove, one daughter, Brenda (Charles) Terry of Boonesville, N C; six grandchildren; three sisters, three great grandchildren; three sisters, Beverly ( Clark) Nailor and Shelby (Jim) Kaehler both of Rock Falls: and Patsy Terry of Elkin, NC; and four brothers, Russell (Agnes) Near of Charlotte, NC, Bill (Shirley) Near of Vacaville, Calif., Everett (Linda) Near of Elkins, NC, and Marvin Near of Milledgeville. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lester Near and Eugene Near; and one sister, Linda. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - June 16, 1997 Sterling Gazette]
WILLIAM H. HUBBARD, 96, died Tuesday [12/04/1945] evening at 8:45 at the Whiteside county home at Round Grove. Old age and a general breaking down were the causes of death. The body was taken to the Trouth funeral home, where arrangements are being made for the funeral pending word from relatives in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Hubbard was born in Mt. Pleasant township, Whiteside county November 18, 1849, the son of Manoah M. and Florence Gilbert Hubbard. He was married to Miss Naomi Combs, the date not being known. She preceded him many years ago. The family moved to Sterling in 1852. That was before the days of railroad and Mr. Hubbard, senior, father of William, hauled the lumber overland from Dixon with which to build his home at what is now 1912 East Fourth street. Mr. Hubbard was engaged in various types of business in the east end of Sterling for many years finally retiring and entering the county infirmary where he has since made his home Mr. Hubbard was a man of kindly, jovial disposition and had many friends in Sterling and vicinity as long as his health would permit him to be up and around. He is survived by one son, Howard Hubbard, who is a resident of Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral on Friday: The funeral of William H. Hubbard will be held at 2 p.m. Friday [12/07/1945] in the Trouth funeral home, conducted by Rev. V. Edward Birch of Fourth Street Methodist church. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Gazette, December 5, 1945]
FRANK L. HUBBART, 83, esteemed resident of Erie for many years, passed away Saturday night at 8:45 o'clock at his home in Erie following an illness of a week. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Erie Christian Church, with the Rev. Melvin Fiscus of Camp Point, a former pastor, officiating. Internment will be in the Erie cemetery. Mr. Hubbart, son of Simpson S. and Adaline Remer Hubbart, was born in Union Grove township Nov. 4, 1862. In his youth he came to Erie with his parents and had since made this place his home. In 1897 he purchased his farm at the edge of Erie and farmed it until retiring a number of years ago. His son-in-law, Judson Ashdown, now operates it. October 11, 1903, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Anna Moulton, who survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Judson Ashdown of Erie; a stepson, Lester Moulton of Galesburg; a sister, Mrs. Stella Coster of Geneseo; a brother, Franz S. Hubbart of Erie; three grandchildren, five step grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. His parents and six brothers and sisters preceded him in death. [Contributed by Cyndie Dennis Greer]
MRS. J.C. HUBBART - The funeral services of Mrs. J. C. Hubbart were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. James, Friday afternoon at 1:30. A large number of relatives and friends were present to pay their last tribute of respect, and the W. C. T. U. of which the deceased had been a faithful member since its organization, attended in a body. The services were conducted by Rev. R. Stephenson, pastor of the M.E. church, and the singing was by Mesdames G. A. Swederus and Minnie Feaster, with Nina Oakey accompanist. The following who were old friends and neighbors of the family were the pallbearers: F. P. Timmerman, E. W. Reisenbigler, A. M. Wells, George Fadden, J. L. Pfundstein and William Wilt. The casket was covered with beautiful floral offerings from relatives and friends, showing the love and esteem of those who had been closely associated with the departed one for many years. The remains, followed by a number of auto l oads of relatives, were taken to the Lyndon cemetery and buried by the side of the kindred, who had preceded her many years ago. Among the relatives and friends from out-of-town, who attended the services were Curtis Hubbart of Rock Island, Fred Hubbart of Beardstown, Mr. and Mrs. Del Hubbart of Clinton, Iowa, Mrs. Mary Conyne of Rock Falls, Henry Young of Morrison and M. I. Fadden from near that place. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor Sterling Gazette May 17, 1915]
DONALD HUEBNER, 51, 1015 15th Ave, Fulton, died Monday evening in Mercy Hospital, Clinton, Iowa. Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Bosma Funeral Home with the Rev. Melvin Strain of the Fulton Presbyterian Church officiating. Visitation is after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fulton Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Donald Huebner was born April 7, 1927 in Sabula, Iowa, the son of Arthur W. Huebner and Helen K. Jess. He was educated in Sabula schools. He married Mary Malesky, in Clinton, Iowa, June 14, 1961. He was employed at General Electric for 24 years as an engineer manufacturer planner. He was a member of the Fulton America Legion, a former scout leader, a World War II Veteran, and in the Air Force for 13 years. Survivors include his widow, Mary; five daughtrs, Mrs. Gerald (Judy) Palmer, Low Moor, Iowa; Mrs. Kenneth (Jean) Wilson, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Mrs. John (Kathy) Everhart, Kansas City, Kan.; Martha Huebner, Clinton, Iowa; and Angela at home; two sons, Robert and Donald Jr. Huebner, both at home; one step-son, John Robinson, Rockford and one step-daughter, June Robinson, at home; eight grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Helen Huebner, Clinton, Iowa; and one sister, Mrs. Melvin (Violet) Reimer, Clinton, Iowa. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 7, 1978 - pg 4]
MICHAEL R. HUEBSCH, 69, of Rock Falls, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, following an extended illness. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock Falls, with Monsignor Thomas Dzielak, celebrant, officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. with a 4 p.m. Rosary, Thursday at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. Andrew Church and for Masses. Mr. Huebsch was born June 6, 1930 in Perham, Minn., the son of Michael W. and Florence (Weis) Huebsch. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He married Loreta Rockwell on Aug. 21, 1953, in Sterling. She survives. He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire in Sterling for 37 1/2 years, retiring as an electrician in 1992. He served as past president of Steel Workers Local 63. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church where he was active in the Bible study and prayer group. He also worked as a volunteer at P.A.D.S. He enjoyed fishing and golfing. Survivors include a son, Michael (Amy) Huebsch of West Des Moines, Iowa; two daughters, Pat (Nyle) Anderson of Sterling and Chris (Dale) Shuey of Fisher, Ind.; two brothers, Jim (Margaret) Huebsch of Perham, Minn., and Don (Beata) Huebsch of Mount Angel, Ore.; two sisters, LaVerne (Bert) Pound of Seattle, Wash., and Sister Rosemary Huebsch O.S.B. of St. Cloud, Minn.; 10 grandchildren; and a great grandchild. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Father Vincent Huebsch, Wilford Huebsch and Jo Huebsch, and a sister, Delores. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 11, 1999 - Thursday, pg A2]
WILLIAM D. HUFMAN 61, 502 S. Genesee St., died (17 February 1971) at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Mercy Hospital, Davenport, Iowa. He had been seriously ill since November. Mr. Hufman was a machinist with the Chicago-Northwestern Railroad and the Rock Island Arsenal. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Tomlinson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul DeBeer and the Rev. D. J. Blair of the Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Mr. Hufman was born Jan. 26, 1910, in Baraboo, Wis., the son of William and Hilda Rumpf Hufman. He was educated in the Clinton, Iowa, schools. He married Mildred Rhymers, Sept. 4, 1937, in Clinton. Mr. Hufman was a member of the Methodist Church, Clinton. Survivors include the widow, one son, James, Morrison; one granddaughter; one brother, Lafe, Yakima, Wash. He was preceded by his parents and one grandson. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois February 18, 1971 - Thursday, pg 2]
DEBORAH (JORDAN) HUFFMAN was born in Pendleton Co. VA on April 10, 1820 daughter of the late Andrew Jordan and surviving Catherine Jordan, who later lived in Whiteside Co. IL. She married Nathan D. Hoffman in Randolph Co. VA on November 23, 1841 and moved to Whiteside Co. in 1857. She died at her sister's in Darke Co. OH on October 29, 1873. Obituary [Contributed by Marji Turner from The Central Methodist, February 7, 1874 pg 6: This note from Larry Jordan - "When my father was alive, one of my sisters would go with him to the different cemeteries to put out flowers and take care of the graves. So in my quest to find these missing graves, I naturally contacted my sister and had her go to Fenton with me. I started her at Andrew and Catherine's graves and asked where they went from there. She remembered putting flowers there and at my dad's parents and his sister and brother's graves, then she thought a bit and went over by Deborah. She said, "There used to be a bush right here" (I remember the bush from when I was a child, it was just on the north side of Deborah's grave and did infringe on her headstone.) "Dad would sometimes have me cut that bush back some." This information was exciting to me because this was the area that I thought Hezekiah and Almira were buried in. Now I realize dad may or may not have known where his grandparents were, but for sure he knew Deborah was his great aunt."
MARY ANN (JORDAN) HUFFMAN - - - At her home in Fenton, Whiteside Co, Ill., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 1899, Mrs. William Huffman, aged 88 years, 10 months and 11 days. Mary Ann Jordan was born in Pendleton Co., West Virginia, Jan 4, 1811 and was married to Wm. Huffman Nov 23, 1832. They moved to Whiteside Co., Illinois, in 1864, where they have lived ever since. The deceased had been a member of the M. E. church for the past sixty years. She leaves an aged husband, one brother and a host of relatives. She was conscious to the last and died in the hope of a glorious immortality. "Blessed are the dead, who die in the Lord." She was faithful to the church and her Savior. Loved and honored by hr brethren and sisters and a large circle of neighbors and friends. We are thankful her sufferings are ended and that she is at rest. The funeral took place at Bethel church in Fenton, Rev. D. Gostelow officiating. A large congregation attended the services. [Contributed by Marji Turner]
BEATRICE M. (HAYNES) HUGGINS, 102, of the Santa Rita Care Center in Green Valley and formerly of Albany, Ill., died Monday at the care center. Grave-side services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Oakridge Cemetery in Albany with the Rev. Erv Smith of Trinity Reformed Church in Fulton, Ill., officiating. There will be no visitation. The Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. She was born Jan. 7, 1901, in Cordova, Ill., to William and Hulda Miller Haynes. She married Clyde U. Huggins on Nov. 10, 1919, in Albany. He died in 1990. She was educated in the Albany Grade School and high school. She and her husband owned and operated Huggins Grocery in Albany from 1937 to 1959 until she retired. She moved to Tucson, Ariz., in 1971, and later moved to Green Valley where she resided until her death. Survivors include two sons, Harold "Bud" (Lorraine) Huggins of Albany and William A. (Amelia) Huggins of Tucson; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter and two sisters. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
LESTER HUGGINS, 67, of Albany, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon while walking in the yard at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the J. M. Fay Funeral Home in Fulton. Burial will be in the Lusk Memorial Cemetery in Albany. He was born Aug. 21, 1887 in Newton Township, the son of Edward and Mary Huggins. He attended rural schools and Albany High School. Mrs. Huggins was employed for many years by Commonwealth Edison Co., in Chicago and later worked at the Board of Trade, Chicago. He has been assessor in Albany Township for a number of years. During the war he was employed at Central Steel Co., Clinton, Iowa. Survivors are three brothers, Lou of Anamosa, Iowa, Walter of Oak Park, and Roy of Albany, and a sister, Mrs. Roy Jordan of Erie. He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 5, 1956 - Monday, page 2]
ROBERT HUGGINS, 59, of 216 Pine St., Morrison, died at his home Friday. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Alvin Hook officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Tomlinson Funeral Home. A memorial has been established. He was born April 9, 1919 in Garden Plain, the son of Arthur and Neomi Kenny Huggins. He was a graduate of Erie high School and attended Blackburn College. He married Mary Lou Engelkins on May 9, 1948 at Garden Plain. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was a WW II veteran and a member of the Garden Plain Presbyterian Church. He operated a garage in Morrison for several years and was employed at the VenDoMack for 25 years. Survivors include his widow; his father; two children, Robert Huggins and Kathy Unger, both of Morrison; one sister, Fay Landis of Morrison; two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and two sisters. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 18, 1978 - Friday, page 4]
PERRY M. HUGHES, 81, 419 W. Morris St., died Sunday morning (21 Aug. 1960) in the Morrison Community Hospital where he had been a patient since July 22. He had been in failing health for the past two years. The body was taken to the Reynolds Funeral home where friends may call. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. David Fouts, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial wil lbe in the Grove Hill Cemetery. He was born Oct. 17, 1878, the son of John and Phoebe Rose Thompson Hughes. He was reared and educated in the Morrison area and spent his entire lifetime here with the exception of two years in Iowa. He was married to Susie Jane Swan on Feb. 5, 1902. He was a member of the Morrison Methodist Church and the Fidelity Lodge. He was employed for a number of years at the Illinois Refrigeration Company in Morrison. Survivors are his widow, at home; several nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Herbert and one sister, Mrs. John (Emma) Gorzney. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 22, 1960 - Monday, pg 2]
THERESA A. (SUTTON) HUGHES, 58, of Sterling died Friday May 3 2002 at Loyola Medical Universtiy Chicago after an extended illness. She was the owner and operator of Hughes Realty. Mrs. Hughes was born July 14 1943 in Sterling, the daughter of Donald Joseph & Willie Corinne (Marple) Sutton. She married Davie G Hughes on Jan 27 1962. She was a member of St. Mary Church Sterling. Survivors include her husband, a daughter Regina Fry of Emerson; three sons, Donald of Port Charlotte FL, Jeffery and Dale (Dawn) both of Rock Falls, Two Sisters - LaRuth (Dick) Crawford of Rock Falls and Starlene (Capp) Crouch of DeKalb, a brother, Stanley (Lova) Sutton of Oregon; eight Grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, neices and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a grandson. Service is at 10 AM at St Mary Church in Sterling. Her boby has been donated for medical study. Burial is at a later date. Arrangement by Allen-Grennan Funeral Home. Daily Gazette May 8, 2002]
JAMES HUGUNIN, passed away at his home in Upper Albany, yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock p.m., after an illness of about three weeks. He was born Dec. 24, 1839, in butler county, Ohio, and came with his parents, to Albany when he was six years old. At fifteen he engaged in the river business, and followed that occupation for many years. He was a thirty-second degree Mason, belonging to the consistory at Lyons, Ia., and for several years was master of the Albany lodge, No. 566, A.F. & A.M. He leaves a wife, and two daughters and one son to mourn his loss. [Contributed by Patricia Taylor - Sterling Evening Gazette 13 January 1906 p. 1; col. 2]
ROBERT HUGUNIN - Rivermen are dragging the slough near the Docia in the hope of finding a trace of Robert Hugunin, who disappeared Sunday. They are using chain drags in efforts to locate the missing man. (Sterling Gazette 24 April 1917 p. 6; col. 1 Robert Hugunin Was Not Drowned Was Verdict At Inquest The disappearance of Robert Hugunin, formerly of Albany, from his home at Comanche on the afternoon of April 15, had just been cleared, when his body was found floating in the Mississippi river on the Iowa side just above LeClaire. A post-mortem examination and inquest was held at LeClaire. The evidence showed that he had been dead some time before the body was placed in the river. The testimony of the physicians who performed the autopsy was that Hugunin's neck had been dislocated, the wind-pipe crushed, and there were scalp wounds. There was no water in the lungs, which showed conclusively that he was dead before the body was thrown into the river. The verdict of the jury was in accordance with the evidence. [Contributed by Patricia Taylor - Sterling Gazette 26 May 1917 p. 1; col. 2]
SAMUEL E. HUGUNIN - Funeral service of Samuel E. Hugunin, 61, who died at his home in Albany Sunday after a brief illness with bronchial pneumonia, were held at the family residence at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial was in the Oak Ridge cemetery, Albany. [Contributed by Patritia Taylor - Sterling Gazette 24 March 1931 p. 2; col. 3]
PHERNE (RUS) HUISINGH, 88, of Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton, IL, died Thursday, January 24, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton, IA. Pherne was born August 7, 1919 in Fulton, IL, to Herman and Ellen (Bos) Rus. She was a 1938 graduate of Morrison High School in Morrison, IL and a 1940 graduate of Mount St. Clare College in Clinton, IA. Pherne married Harvey J. Huisingh on August 21, 1942 in Morrison. He died January 7, 2003. She was employed as a teacher in the rural Whiteside County Schools and at Unity Christian School in Fulton. She was a member of Morrison Christian Reformed Church where she was a member of the church's Ladies Aid Society and a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of Whiteside County Retired Teachers Association and Whiteside County Parent Teachers Association. Survivors include three sons, Kent (Jane) Huisingh, Dean (Rosemary) Huisingh, and Les (Pam) Huisingh all of Fulton; five grandchildren, Brendon (Lonna) Huisingh, Aaron (Michelle) Huisingh, Beth (Shannon) Hoover, Megan (Marc) Huisingh-Scheetz, and Carrie Huisingh; two step grandchildren, Barbara (Nathan) Wertz and Aaron (Christy) Hackett; five great grandchildren, Tristan and Bryan Huisingh; Alekza, Eli, and Sydney Hoover; eight step great grandchildren, Cory Ireland, Caleb and Samantha Morse, Caitlin and Cameron Coe, Miranda Wertz, Annaka and Wesley Hackett; and one sister, Jeane (George) Whiting of Hayfield, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; one son, Lee Huisingh; one step grandson, Chad Hackett; two brothers, Jacob and Raymond Rus; three sisters, Betty Addy, Margaret Vanderlaan, and Clara Meinsma.
DONALD HUIZENGA, 85, of Fulton, died Monday at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, 1500 10th Ave., with the Rev. Phillip Sneller, pastor of the First Reformed Church in Fulton, officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Fulton Township Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Aaron Huizenga, Anthony Huizenga, Chad Huizenga, Donald J. Huizenga, Jared Huizenga, Jesse Huizenga, Christine McCann, Steven Sikkema and Timothy Sikkema. He was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Newton Township, Ill., to Jacob and Alice Housenga Huizenga. He married Loretta Noordt on May 6, 1941, in Fulton. She died in 2000. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County schools. He was employed with John Deere in East Moline, Ill. He then farmed in Whiteside County. He later owned and operated the Huizenga Welding and Repair Shop in Fulton. He served as road commissioner with Garden Plain Township for many years. He was a member of the First Reformed Church where he served as a deacon. He also was a member of the church's adult Sunday school and the Men's Brotherhood. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Viola (Leonard) Sikkema of Fulton; three sons, Larry (Sheryl) Huizenga of Fulton, Richard (Christine) Huizenga of Fulton and Douglas (Angela) Huizenga of Alpena, Mich.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Marion (Leonard) Reynolds of Cordova, Ill.; and five brothers, Harold Huizenga of East Moline, Clifford (Geraldine) Huizenga of Morrison, Ill., Kenneth (Esther) Huizenga of Morrison, Rolland (Janet) Huizenga of Erie, Ill., and Arnold (Marilyn) Huizenga of Fulton. He was preceded in death by his wife, one sister and one brother.
EDWARD HUIZENGA, 17 years old son of Fred and Alice Noord Huizenga of Newton Township, passed away at the home Monday afternoon (12 Nov. 1945) at 3 o'clock following an illness since shortly before the noon hour. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:40 at the home and at 2 o'clock at the Newton Reformed Church, with the Rev. C. G. Reynen officiating. Interment will be in the Fulton Cemetery. Surviving besides the parents are a brother Peter of Fulton, a brother Elmer at home, his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Jake Huizenga of Newton, and his maternal grandfather, Peter Noord of near Prophetstown. A brother, Jacob, preceded him in death about a year ago and a sister died in infancy. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois November 13, 1945- Tuesday, pg 9]
HARLAN WAYNE HUIZENGA, 66, of Erie, died Wednesday at Mercy North Hospital, Clinton. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Port Byron, Ill. Burial will be in the National Cemetery in Rock Island, Ill. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Gibson Funeral Home in Erie. He was born July 21, 1937, in Albany, Ill., to Justus and Winnie Heun Huizenga. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958. He served in Japan. He was employed with Sears, Kmart and the former Renier's Music, all in Clinton, and with Whiteside FS. He had been a musician with the Forest Inn in Morrison, Ill., Jule's Danish Farm in Rock Falls, Ill., the Carousel Restaurant in Clinton and the Clinton Country Club. He was the organist with Gibson Funeral Homes in Port Byron and Erie for 13 years. Survivors include two brothers, Howard (Gertrude) Huizenga of Fulton, Ill., and Paul (Ruth) Huizenga of Erie; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, a brother-in-law, one niece and one great-niece. Memorials may be made to the Erie Ambulance Service. Clinton Herald November 13, 2003]
JACOB M. HUIZENGA, 93, of 208 W. Winfield, Morrison died (8 September 1985) Sunday at Morrison Community Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Morrison Chapel of the Bosma Funeral home with Rev. Wayne Lemmen, pastor of Ebenezer Reformed Church officiating. Burial will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. in the funeral home. Mr. Huizenga was born Oct. 25, 1891 in Enrom, Groninge, Netherlands, the son of Menno and Katherine VanderSchaaf Huizenga. On July 28, 1914 he married Bessie Houzenga in Fulton. She preceded him in death on Nov. 25, 1968. Mr. Huizenga was educated in rural Whiteside County Schools and employed at Chicago Northwestern Railroad as a section hand in maintenance for many years. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance and Way Union, a member of the Ebenezer Reformed Church of Morrison and resided in Morrison since 1949 when he moved there from Round Grove. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Tena) Vandyke, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Bush, and Mrs. Gale (Anna) Ellis all of Morrison; two sons, John J. and Marvin both of Morrison; 19 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; three brothers, John, Fred and Peter, all of Fulton. He was preceded in death by his wife, two great grandchildren, five sisters and three brothers. A memorial has been established to the Ebenezer Reformed Church Radio Broadcast Ministry. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 9, 1985 - Monday, pg A4]
PHYLLIS R. (TEMPLE) HUIZENGA, 80, of Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison, IL, died Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL. Phyllis was born June 7, 1926 in Morrison, IL, to Peter L. and Alice (Logemeyer) Temple. She was educated in Morrison grade and high schools. She married Marvin Huizenga on May 10, 1944 in Morrison. He died July 27, 1994. Phyllis was employed at the Morrison Community High School Cafeteria. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison and a member of the church's Philethea Circle. Survivors include two daughters, Marcia (Mrs. Michael) Blean of Morrison and Nancy (Mrs. Willard) Bielema of Rockton, IL; two sons, Loren Huizenga of Minooka, IL and Allan (June) Huizenga of Stoughton, WI; eight grandchildren, Shad (Valerie) White, Bo (Tami) White, Jill (Brian) Folk, Michelle (John) Joseph, Molly (Nick) Kemmer, Matt Blean, Clint Huizenga and Jeff Huizenga; nine great grandchildren, Harrison White, Alister and Eliana White, Aaron and Evan Folk, Tyler and Jessica Joseph, Halley and Sam Kemmer; one sister, Mrs. Jean Valk of Morrison, IL and one brother, Warren (Loretta) Temple of Morrison, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Marvin.
ROLLAND G. HUIZENGA, 73, of Erie, died Friday at Illini Hospital, Silvis. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Erie Christian Church. Burial will be in Erie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gibson Funeral Home, Erie. He was born July 19, 1930, in Newton Township to Jacob and Alice Houzenga Huizenga. He married Janet Littrel, Oct. 14, 1950, in Kahoka, Mo. He had served in the U.S. Army. He had been employed at the John Deere Foundry retiring in 1987 after 39 years. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Rhonda Parker, Hartwick; two sons, Randy (Rose) Huizenga, Port Byron, Ill., and Roger (Joyce) Huizenga of Erie; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Marion Reynolds of Cordova, Ill.; and four brothers, Harold, East Moline, Ill., Arnold of Fulton, Ill., Kenny and Clifford, both of Morrison, Ill. He was preceded in death by a son, his parents, a sister and two brothers.
RONALD HUIZENGA,60, of 505 S. Grape, Morrison, IL, died Sunday, August 13, 2006 at Genesis Medical Center East in Davenport, IA. Ron was born November 12, 1945, in Morrison, IL, to John J. and Sena (Vos) Huizenga. He married Maria L. Forster-Wintjen on April 10, 1998 in Las Vegas, NV. He had been employed by General Electric of Morrison, IL for 36 years. He belonged to the G.E. Athletic Association, enjoyed woodworking and golf. Survivors include his wife, Maria; one daughter, Laura Allen of Clinton Township, MI; one son, Rich Huizenga of Morrison, IL; one step daughter, Cindy Wintjen of Chadwick, IL; one step son, Sonny Wintjen of Chicago, IL; three grandchildren, Addison Huizenga, Austin & Shane Allen; three step grandchildren, Erin Shepard, Heather Fischbach and Chloe Stingley; his parents, John and Sena Huizenga of Morrison, IL; one sister, Beth (Jim) Bickerman of Princeton, IL; one brother, Bob (Kathy) Huizenga of Morrison, IL; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Vicki Huizenga of Mackinaw, IL. He was preceded in death by one brother, Gary Huizenga.
GEORGE B. HULETT, a resident of Morrison and vicinity for many years died at 8 o'clock Sunday morning following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Carny Funeral Home at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday morning with Rev. Albertus officiating. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. George B. Hulett was born in Chester, Windsor County Vermont, on August 2, 1869. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hulett. At an early age the family moved to Syracuse N.Y. and later to Glen Ellyn IL. where he attended school. With his parents he later moved to Morrison. He was married to Miss Isabelle Barnes of Rock Falls who preceded him in death on July 20, 1923. They had no children. He is survived by one brother Frank Hulett of California, a nephew, Everett Hulett of Chicago and five cousins, among whom is Robert G. Hulett of Morrison. At the time of his death Mr. Hulet was 67 years of age. [Contributed by Stacey Wessling]
ISABELL (BARNES) HULETT - Like a bolt from a clear sky came the announcement this morning that Mrs. George Hulett had passed away at 4 o'clock this morning at the hospital in Rochelle, where she underwent an operation yesterday for the removal of gall stones. Late yesterday afternoon her husband received a long distance call from her sister who was with her through the ordeal, that the operation had been successful, but her heart was unable to stand the shock. Mr. Hulett left for Rochelle as quickly as possible after receiving the sad news and was accompanied by Mrs. Clara McLaughlin a neighbor. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the home and at 2:30 at the M.F. Church. Rev. P.R. McMahon officiating. Burial will be made at Grove Hill [Contributed by Stacey Wessling]
MARY JANE (HALSAM) HULETT - At her residence in Union Grove township, on Friday, July 25, 1890, Mrs. Mary Jane Hulett, aged 31 years 6 mo, 15 days. Mary Jane Haslam was born at LaSalle IL. Jan. 10, 1859. At an early age she moved with her parents to Fair Haven, Carroll county; while residing there and when eighteen years of age, she was converted and joined the United Brethren church, and has lived a life consistent with her christian confession. In 1882, with her father's family, she moved to Union Grove township, this county. On the 10th of September 1889 she was married to Robert G. Hulett. There remain a bereaved husband, an infant son, a loving father and three sorrowing sisters to mourn her loss. Her brief married life of less than one year furnished her an opportunity of exercising those qualifications with which she was abundantly endowed, of making a new home a place of beauty and a constant source of joy and happiness. Thus enshrined her loss only leaves a keener sorrow in the lives of those who knew and loved her best. The large concourse of friends at the funeral revealed the place of esteem she held in many hearts. Sorrow at her death is tempered by the hope she has left of a christian life, and consolation comes through the same christian hope that when those remaining have "finished their course" they may be re-united in the Father's mansions on the other shore. The funeral services were held at her late rsidence last Sabbath afternoon. Rev. J.W. Skinner officiating, and the remains were interred in Grove Hill cemetery in the presence of a great number of sorrowing and sympathizing friends. [Sterling Public Library Collection]
MAYSIE M. (HILL) HULL, 90, died Monday morning at Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison, where she had been a patient for six months. Funeral services will be held at the Gardner Chapel, Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Daniel Boxwell officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. A memorial fund has been established for Winning Wheels. Maysie Hill was born July 12, 1883, Prophetstown, the daughter of Mallory S. and Mary Lancaster Hill. She was educated at Prophetstown schools and was a member of Congregational Church. She was married to H. C. Hull in 1904. She had been a resident in the Prophetstown Community most of her life. Survivors include one son, Mallory C., Prophetstown, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. One grandson preceded her in death. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette December 11, 1973 - Tuesday, pg. 2]
RICHARD HULSE : The funeral of Richard Hulse was held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the late home at 1009 West Sixth street and at 2:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian church. The church auditorium and Sunday school rooms were filled to overflowing with relatives and friends who paid their respects to the fine young man who was called beyond Friday morning. The members of the senior class of sterling Township high school, of which he was a member, attended in a body and were seated on the east side of the church. The officers of the class formed a guard of honor, and following the services the class formed a line on either side of the steps at the entrance of the church and remained at attention while all filed out of the church. Members of the Sunday school class of the church of which Dick was a member, were ushers. Rev. C.M. Irwin delivered a beautiful message and tribute in his sermon. L.L. Winn presided at the organ. The floral offerings were exceptionally beautiful. The pallbearers were Arthur and frank McCue, Kenneth, Chester and Robert Shaw and Jack Osborne. [Sterling Daily Gazette January 24, 1938 Monday]
BERTHA F. HULTQUIST, 84, died Monday afternoon at the Franklin Grove Nursing Home after a brief illness. The body was cremated. A memorial mass will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sterling, with the Rev. Francis McDonald, officiating. The Grennan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James (Carol) Greenup, Sterling; one son, Robert of Baltimore Md., four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Preceding her in death was her husband, Leo. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 22, 1983 - Tuesday, pg A6]
MELVINA (THOMAS) HULTS, Mrs. Melvina T. Hults, 75, of Sterling, passed away Tuesday morning at her home, 604 W. 12th St. She had been in failing health for several months. The body was moved to the Allen Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. from the funeral home, with the Rev. Loyal Wilkinson, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be in the family plot in Riverside Cemetery. Melvina Thomas was born July 17, 1886, in Sterling, the daughter of Norman A. and Elizabeth Thomas, and she had lived in the community all her life. She was married on April 27, 1910, to Rollie I. Hults. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Sterling, and of the Women’s Guild, The Sterling Women’s Club, the Daughter’s of the American Revolution, and had once been active in the Garden Club. Survivors, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Overton S. (Helen) Chambers of Buck Creek Road, Highlands, N.C.; Mrs. Frances H. Crawford of Normal Road in DeKalb, Ill.; one son, Robert T. Hults of New Smyna Beach, Fla.; four granddaughters, one sister, Mrs. E. E. (May) Stabler, Sterling; two brothers, Ralph and Walter, both of Sterling. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and seven brothers. A memorial has been established by the family. [Contributed by Jerry Thomas - Sterling Gazette, September 20, 1961]
HARRY HUMMEL - Funeral arrangements are complete at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home for Harry J Hummel, 81, 1314 12th Ave., Rock Falls, who died Monday evening. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls, with the Rev. Lowell D. Allen, pastor of the Rock Falls Methodist Church, officiating, with burial in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Visitation will be Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home. Harry Hummel was born May 27, 1891 in Savanna, the son of Jeremiah G. and Mary A Keller Hummel. He was united in marriage to Arlene Crampton, March 15, 1915, who preceded him in death, July 26, 1938. He married Florence Herbon Jan. 19, 1949, who also preceded him in death in 1958. He had attended the Rock Falls Methodist Church. He was retired from Lawrence Bros., Inc. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert S. (Mary Jane) Munda, Freeport, and Mrs. Lester C. (Dorothy) Wilser of Rock Falls, with whom he made him home; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives and one sister. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 24, 1972 - Thurday, pg. 2, col. 2]
ROBERT W. HUMMEL 78, of Prophetstown, died Thursday, February 2, 2006 at the Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown. Services were held Saturday at the Prophetstown United Methodist Church. Burial with Military Honors followed in Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Memorials may be made to either the Methodist Church or Prophets Riverview Center. Arrangements were made through The Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Prophetstown. Bobby Bill was born June 9, 1927 in Prophetstown the son of Robert Jacob and Mary Louise (Martin) Hummel. He graduated from Prophetstown High School, class of 1945 and then attended Bradley University and the University of Iowa. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. He married Jewell Jensen on August 12, 1951 at the Methodist Church in Prophetstown. He retired from General Electric in Morrison, IL on August 1, 1987 after 28 years of service. Bobby Bill also was the Civil Defense Director in Prophetstown for 10 years, a volunteer ambulance driver for 10 years, and an auxiliary police officer for a number of years. He was a lifetime member and past commander of American Legion Post #522, Prophetstown, the 40 and 8 club division of the American Legion, lifetime member of the Morrison VFW, member and past Worshipful Master of Masonic Lodge $293 A.F. & A.M., Prophetstown, and the Moline Consitory. He also decorated the graves of all veterans with American flags for Memorial Day for over 30 years in Riverside, Leon, and Sandytown cemeteries. Bobby Bill was an avid Cubs and Bears fan, enjoyed feeding the birds and had great love and respect for his family and country. He is survived by his wife, sons and spouses, Dana and Diane, Tiffin, IA, Todd & Rebecca, Roanoke, VA, Dell & Betina, Naperville, IL, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, sisters and spouses, Vicki and William Moore, St. Petersburg, FL, Sue Adams, Prophetstown, Nann and David Johnson, Nashville, TN, brothers and spouses, Wiley and Becky, Geneseo, IL, Richard and Janice, Elwood, and Louise and Betty, all of Prophetstown. Preceding him were his parents and a granddaughter, Ann Beth Hummel. [Contributed by Debbie Thormhalen]
LORRAINE HUMPHREY, 12, of 1210 Hyannis Drive, St. Louis, Mo., 63141, died Thursday morning at Loyala University Hospital, Maywood, Ill. She was born March 23, 1966, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Humphrey, St. Louis, Mo (former Sterling residents). Survivors include her parents, two sisters, Debra and Diana, two brothers, Daniel and Russell; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Leonard Humphrey and maternal grandmother, Mrs. George Ries, both of Sterling. A memorial has been established to Muscular Dystrophy. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, IllinoisAugust 18, 1978 - Friday, page 4]
LUCILLE HUMPHREY,86, of 608 W. Humphrey, Rock Falls, died Aug. 20, 1992, at Sterling Care Center. Arrangements pending at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home, Rock Falls, and will be announced upon completion. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, IllinoisAugust 20, 1992 - Thursday, pg A2]
MARY LEONA HUMPHREY - At the residence of her parents in Mt. Pleasant township on Sunday, Dec. 8, 1889, Mary Leona Humphrey, aged 7 years, 9 months and 17 days. Mary Humphrey was the daughter of P. J. and M.A. Humphrey, and was born Feb. 2, 1882. She was a child of much promise, kind in her disposition, patient in all her sickness, and beloved by all who knew her. In her last illness no complaint was ever made by her. She had ssen the world in its best attire and had laughed in its sunshine, and who knows but the smile on her face at death was only the reflection of the better and brighter life as it dawned upon her.
RACHEL ANN (STUMBAUGH) HUMPHREY, 77, died at 6 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Bruins of 307 west Morris street, after an illness of one year. Mrs. Humphrey was born in Lancaster County, Penn., Dec. 17, 1870, the daughter of David and Sofia Stumbaugh. She was reared and educated in Morrison, and on March 3, 1892, she married George D. Humphrey of this city, who passed away July 24, 1929. She was a member of the Methodist church of Morrison, and spent most of her life in this city. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel A., Nov, 2, 1920. Surviving her are four children, Mrs. Beulah Jett of Hillsboro, Oregon, Mrs. Zada Bruins and Bernie G. Humphrey of this city, and Otis Humphrey of Rock Falls; two sisters, four brothers, 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Reynolds funeral home. Rev. Harold Olson will officiate, and burial will be made in Grove Hill cemetery.
SHIRLIE ANN (SCHULTZ) HUNGER, 37, died Tuesday morning in the University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa after being ill for two years. Mrs. Shirlie Hunter was born Aug. 2, 1927, the daughter of William and the late Esther Spotts Schultz in Tampico. She was reared and educated in the Tampico area and April 23, 1949 she married Willard Hunter, Dixon. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Daniel (Linda) Chriest, Tampico; one son, Danny at home; father, William Schultz, Rock Falls; one sister, Mrs. Betty Wetzell, Tampico; five brothers, Dean Schultz, Donald Schultz, Roger Schultz, Rock Falls; Raymond Schultz, South Dakota and Gary Schultz, Belvidere; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and one son in infancy. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Baumeister officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schmitt Funeral Chapel after 7 p.m. Wednesday. [[Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 16, 1965 - Tuesday, pg 3]
ADRIAN HUNSBERGER - Funeral services for Adrian Hunsberger, former owner and manager of the Prophetstown Store, who passed away Saturday at the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City, were held Monday at the Prophetstown Congregational Church. All business houses within the community were closed during the hour of service. The Rev. A. Dean Lundstrom officiated for the services which were held at 2 p.m. with Mrs. Lyle Dingman serving as the organist. Pallbearers were Ward Freeman, Robert Calligan, James Bicka, Elwyn Stevens, Austin Corzett, Harry Forehand. Interment was in the Riverside Cemetery. In charge of the floral tributes were Mr. and Mrs. Donald Sipe, Mr. and Mrs. George Perkins and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Gerlach. A memorial for the Prophetstown Congregational Church has also been established in the late Adiran Hunsberger's name. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 22, 1969 - Wednesday, pg 2]
ALVIN R. HUNSBERGER, 78, widely known Rock Falls resident, passed away Monday afternoon at the Sterling Public hospital from a heart ailment. He had been ill only three days, having been removed to the hospital early Monday when he suffered a heart attack. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wheelock funeral home, Rock Falls, Rev. Harry E. Shiffer, pastor of the Rock Falls Christian Church, officiating. Committal will be in the IOOF cemetery, Rock Falls. Mr. Hunsberger, a lifelong resident of this community and 41 years resident of Rock Falls, was born July 4, 1872, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Hunsberger, in Sterling. He was reared and educated in the Sterling schools and June 23, 1897 was united in marriage with Miss Martha Cohenour at Morrison. Thirteen children were born and the deceased leaves a family including 32 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Mr. Hunsberger, who never aspired to public office, was the father of some of the Twin-Cities' outstanding athletes. Surviving are his wife, nine sons, Harold and Frank of Sterling; Glenn of Niles., California; Clifford of Emerson; Adrian of Prophetstown; George, Robert and Leo, all of Rock Falls; and the following daughters: Mrs. Carl (Leola) Boehm, Mrs. John (June) Friel, both of Rock Falls; Mrs. Roger (Grace) Marshall of Davenport, Ia. and Mrs. Robert (Doris) Grim of Louisville, KY; 32 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, and two sisters. [Contributed by Pam Dollarhide - Sterling Gazette July 13, 1949]
ABRAHAM HUNSBERGER - The remains of Abraham Hunsberger, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Keeney, arrived this afternoon from Rockford, where he passed away Monday at 3:40 a.m., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Keeney. The remains were taken to the home of E. B. Shumaker, 406-14th avenue, where the funeral service will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Judson Macintosh officiating. Interment will be in Riverside. The family requests no flowers.
Obituary: Abraham Hunsberger was born in Pennsylvania on Jan. 21, 1840, and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. W. Keeney, at Rockford, Ill. March 1, 1920, as the result of a stroke from which he had suffered a week previous to his death. The funeral service was held from the home of E.R. Shumaker, 406 Fourteenth avenue on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Judson Macintosh officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery. At the age of 12 years Mr. Hunsberger came to Wadsworth, O., and later to Sterling in 1862. He was married on April 7, 1869, to Miss Lovina Kline of Sterling, to which union was born one son and two daughters. He was employed at the Rock Falls manufacturing company for 25 years. On April 7 last he and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. He was loved by all who knew him, and was especially fond of children and they of him. His death caused the first break in the family ties and he will be greatly missed. He leaves to mourn his passing his wife, son, Alvin of Rock Falls, and two daughters, Mrs. Ross Overly of Lyndon and Mrs. C. W. Keeney, of Rockford, 12 grand children, four sisters, and two brothers. [Contributed by Pam Dollarhide - from the "Sterling Gazette" 6 March 1920]
AGNES (GRIEDE) HUNT, 78, died Tuesday morning, March 9, in Morrison Community Hospital, where she had been for three days. The funeral will be Thursday, March 11 at 2 p.m. in the Garner Chapel. Rev. Paul Olson officiating and burial was in Riverside Cemetery She was born November 8, 1892 in Fulton and has been a resident of Prophetstown for the last 46 years. Her parents were Lubbe and Jeanette (Flikkema) Greide. She was educated in the Fulton schools and was a member of the Royal Neighbors and the United Methodist Church. She married Fred Hunt in Morrison, Oct. 21, 1911 She is survived by one son, Harold L. Hunt, of Anaheim, Calif. and three daughters: Mrs. Mary Bodenhofer of Rock Island, Mrs. Edward (Marjorie) Hanell of Moline, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Truitt of Prophetstown, one half-brother, Mino Kamphuis of Clinton, one step-brother, William Kamphuis of Fulton, one half-sister Mrs. Henrietta Arndt of Moline, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1959, two brothers and three sisters. Friends called at Gardner Chapel Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. [Contributed by Bonnie Pillers]
LON HUNT - Funeral services will be held for Lon Hunt, 62, who died Oct. 22, 1954 at Eureka, Calif., in the Gardner Chapel here at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The body arrived at the Gardner Mortuary Monday evening where friends may call. The Rev. C. F. Chasteen, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery here. Lon Hunt, son of Walker and Bertha Hamlin Hunt was born and reared in England, coming to the States at the age of 17. He was married to Nellie Mapes of Prophetstown at Prophetstown, Nov. 1, 1915. Surviving is the wife and two brothers, Ernest and Sidney of Chicago. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - the Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 26, 1954 - Tuesday, pg 2]
ALTA HUNTER - Funeral services for Miss Alta Hunter were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Foy at 2 o'clock and in the Christian Church, at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with Rev. J. C. Weir officiating. Favorite hymns, "Somehow," and "Saved By His Grace," were sung by Mrs. Lloyd Deitz and Miss Marjorie McKenzie, with Mrs. L. B. Winchell accompanist. The many beautiful floral offerings expressed love, sympathy and esteem. The casket bearers were R. E. McKenzie, Clyde McKenzie, John Strouse, Tracy Pierce, L. B. Winchell and Mark Pierce. Interment was in Tampico Cemetery. Rev. Weir took for his text, "Oh Death, Where is Thy Sting? Oh Grave, Where is Thy Victory?" Concluding his sermon, Rev. Weir quoted Tennyson's "Crossing The Bar." Miss Alta Hunger, daughter of John and Mary Hunter was born on the old Hunter farm southwest of Tampico, Feb. 7, 1870 and passed away at the home of her niece, Mrs. Wesley Wangler in Waterman at 7 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 1934 aged 64 years, 1 month and three days. She made her home with relatives and friends, spending many years here with her sister and brother-in-law, Grace and Will Foy. Two years she was in Michigan, and for the past 13 years she had made her home with her niece, Mrs. Wesley Wangler. Miss Hunter loved children, and manifested a motherly instinct in her care of children in the homes where she lived, contributing much by her patience and Christian character to those under her care. She leaves no immediate relatives to mourn her loss. Surviving are three nieces, three nephews, eight grandnieces and nephews and a host of friends. Two brothers, Guy Hunter and Wm Hunter, and one sister, Grace Foy, preceded her in death. One sister passed away in infancy. She was baptized into the fellowship of the Christian Church Feb. 13, 1916, where she continued as an active member until the time of her death. She taught a Bible school class for a number of years. She was an active member of the Missionary Society and interested in the religious work of the church, to a great extent. She was a good conscientious Christian exerting an influence for good on all she came in contact with in her own quiet way. Her life is worthy as an example to all who wish to live a beautiful Christian life. Among those from out of town who attended the services were Mr. and Mrs. E. Cook, Mr. and Mrs. Hoffman and Mrs. Mary Hughes of Earlville, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred McHenry of Somonauk, Ill.; Mrs, McHenry of Geneseo; Mr. and Mrs. Morrill Foy and son of Western Springs, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gustafson, Mr. and Mrs. Erle Foy of Walnut; Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wangler and sons of Waterman, Ill. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois March 12, 1934 - Monday, pg 6]
EFFIE MAE (GOFF) HUNTER - 76, a resident of the Morrison area her entire life, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the community hospital where she had been a patient for the past three weeks. She had been in poor health for a long time. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Reynolds funeral home with the Rev. David Holmes officiating and burial will be made in the Cottonwood cemetery. Pallbearers will be L.A. Abbott, Andy Ross, Floyd Kness, Bert Meinema, Wesley Cooper, and Oscar Nelson. The floral offerings will be arranged by Mrs. Floyd Kness, Mrs. Bert Meinema and Mrs. Henry Tegeler. Mrs. Arnold Siefken will sing "Abide With Me" and the "Old Rugged Cross". Mrs. Abe Renkes will be the organist. She was born at Cottonwood on October 13, 1881, the daughter of Lyman and Adelia Bull Goff, and in 1908 was married to John Hunter at Fulton. She attended the Jacksonville school for the blind, the Cottonwood school and was a member of the First Baptist church. Surviving are three sons, Nara and Elmer of Morrison, George of Sterling, one daughter, Mrs. John (Della) Runion of Littleton, Colo., three sisters, Mrs. Etta Smith of Morrison, Mrs. Otto Nichols of Lyndon and Mrs. Harry Smith Sr. of Elmhurst, one brother, Lloyd of Sterling 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by a son, Lloyd, a granddaughter and several brothers and sisters. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Whiteside Sentinel 3 Jul 1958 Pg 2]
JENNALEE (BROWN) HUNTER, 84, formerly of 1711 East 5th St., Sterling, died Monday, Jan. 8, 1996, at Sterling Pavilion following an extended illness. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Allen-Melvin Funeral Home, Sterling, with the Rev. Karen Schilling of the First United Methodist Church of Sterling officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will be at Riverside Cemetery Mausoleum, Sterling. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A memorial has been established. Mrs. Hunter was born Jan. 25, 1911, in Walnut, the daughter of Marcus and Josie (Eperson) Brown. She was a school teacher for 33 years, teaching at Montmorency Schools for over 20 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Sterling. Survivors include one son, Donald (Mary Jo) Hunter of Sterling; one daughter, Janice (Richard) Card of Sterling; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one brother, Clarel (Grace) Brown of Walnut; two sisters, Phyllis (Walter) Frank of Walnut, and Ava Larease (Walter) Politowiz of Denver, Colo. and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Mason Brown [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois January 10, 1996 - pg A2]
JOHN HUNTER - Word has been received here of the death of John Hunter, 81, of Dows, Iowa on Saturday, October 5. Services were held in Dows on Tuesday, October 8 with Rev. William O. Niles officiating and burial was in Mt. Hope cemetery in Franklin County, Iowa. Survivors include his wife, Clara, of Dows, Iowa; two sons, Nara W. and George A., both of Morrison; one daughter, Mrs. John (Della) Runion of Cape Kennedy, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Two sons, Lloyd and Elmer E., preceded him in death. Mr. Hunter resided in the Cottonwood community a number of years ago. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - Whiteside County News 15 Oct 1968 Pg 2]
MARY (GAFFENY) MACOMBER HUNTER, died at her home south of Tampico, Ill., on Sunday, Oct. 31st 1897, in the 53rd year of her age. Mary Gaffeny was born in Boston, Dec. 25th, 1843, and passed peacefully away at her home near Tampico, Oct. 31st, 1897. She was married to Hiram T. Macomber, of Rock Falls, April 17, 1859. They resided in Rock Falls until 1882. Mr. Macomber died July 13, 1878, leaving four small children. The mother struggled along alone and kept her little ones together. March 9th 1882 she was married to John M. Hunter, of Tampico, and lived there until her departure. The children by her first marriage, were, Waldo E. Macomber and Lizzie T. McGrath, of Chicago, Fred A. Macomber of the West, Gertrude F. Macomber at home, also three step-children, Alta, Will and Grace Hunter, all of Tampico. Her husband, children and friends sadly mourn her loss. She was a loving mother and a kind neighbor, desiring to follow the Master in the spirit of forgiveness and love. Becoming a Christian herself she expressed a profound hope that all her family might be followers of the meek and lowly Jesus, and a blessing in the world.
A message to her children: -Say the blessing of God attend you, As down life's stream you go Tho weight of care, once so heavy, Again may you never know. May the clouds that loom up darkly Above your fair young head Pass away, and the sun's ray brightly Illumine your pathway instead. May roses bloom again on your cheek, That the hand of disease turned pale; May earthly joys be replete, And friendships never fail. And when earth's pilgrimage is o'er, And you cross death's narrow tide, May the angel swing open the golden door, And bear you to Jesus' dear side. The funeral took place in the M. E. church of this place on Tuesday afternoon Nov. 2nd. Rev. G. A. Wells officiating, and the remains were interred in the Tampico Cemetery and the services were attended by a large course of sympathizing friends. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois November 1, 1897 - pg 5]
NARA W. HUNTER, 92, of the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison died Sunday. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednes-day at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with the Rev. Polly Klimson, pastor of the Coleta (Ill.) United Methodist Church, officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. He was born Jan. 14, 1912, in Morrison to John and Effie Mae Goff Hunter. He married Goldie E. Hockman on Nov. 24, 1938, in Morrison. She died in 2000. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County schools. He first worked with the U.S. Civilian Conservation Corps. He then owned and operated Hunters Body Shop, Morrison, until 1957. He was then employed as a carpenter and later as a supervisor with Erdman Associates in Madison, Wis., before retiring in 1974. He was a member of I.O.O.F. in Morrison. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Nola (Vernon) Tervelt of Morrison and Nira Thornton of Cedar Hill, Texas; one son, Bruce (Vicki) Hunter of Morrison; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, a daughter, a son-in-law, two grandsons, one sister and three brothers. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant View Nursing Home, Morrison. Clinton Herald January 19, 2004]
RAY DeWAYNE HUNTER - Graveside services were conducted at the Tampico Memorial Cemetery at 10 a.m. Monday, for Ray DeWayne Hunter, infant son of Danny and Vicki Hand Hunter, 211 Martin Road, Roack Falls, who died Friday morning in Community General Hospital. The Rev. Fred Anderson, pastor of the Rock Falls Methodist Church officiated at the services. Included in the list of survivors was his paternal great great grandfather, William Schultz of Rock Falls. Ray's father is serving in the armed forces in Vietnam at the present time. The Allen Funeral Home was in charge of services. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 1, 1968 - Tuesday]
ROBERT HUNTER - age 74, of 103 E. Kimball St., Tampico, IL died Thursday (August 21, 2003) at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL. Mr. Hunter was born August 24, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the son of Willard and Helen (Krebs) Hunter. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends and on special friend Mary Jane Rippy of Tampico, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Willard, one nephew and one great nephew. Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service was conducted on Monday, August 25, 20003 at Garland Funeral Home in Tampico, IL with Alice C. Curry, associate pastor of the First Christian Church of Sterling officiating. Burial of cremains was in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. A memorial has been established in his memory in lieu of flowers. [Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen The Prophetstown Echo -Tuesday, August 26, 2003]
WILLIAM W. HUNTER - The first death resulting from influenza in Tampico was reported today, that of William Hunter who succumbed to the epidemic this morning at 2 o'clock. Three of the Hunter children are now sick with the same disease. Mr. Hunter is an old resident of Tampico. He was 46 years of age and is survived by his widow and four children, two sisters, Mrs. William Foy and Miss Alta Hunter, both of Tampico. Funeral arrangements are not yet completed. Daily Gazette November 4, 1918 - Tuesday, pg 5 W. W. Hunter Yesterday Funeral Services For Funeral services for the late W. W. Hunter of Tampico who passed away from an attack of influenza at an early hour Monday morning were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., Rev. H. C. Brown officiating. Owing to sickness among other members of the family the services consisted of brief scripture reading and prayer at the grave, where the immediate relatives and a number of close friends were in attendance. The bereaved family has the sympathy of many friends in their hour of sorrow. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 4, 1918 - Monday, pg 3 (Buried: Tampico Cemetery)
CHARLES THOMAS HUNTLEY was born Dec. 29, 1882 in Chicago IL. He passed away Oct. 20, 1943 at the Sterling public hospital at the age of 60 years, 10 months and 21 days. He was the son of Edward Huntley, the latter being a Civil War veteran. He was united in marriage to Mary Catherine Rhodes on Sep. 9, 1899 in Polo IL. To this union were born 8 children, all of whom are living, also 30 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mr. Huntley worked most of his life as an electrician. The last few months preceding his death he was employed by the Russell Burdsall and Ward Co. Contribute by Sue Nesland]
IDA F. HUNTLEY, a former Rock Falls resident died Sunday evening in Costa Mesa, Calif., after a long illness. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Marion) Long, Sterling; five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one son, three brothers and one sister. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 24, 1990 - Tuesday, pg A2]
ANNA MAY (SCHURER) HURD - The funeral services for the late Mrs. Anna May Hurd, 52, well known Morrison resident, who passed away Saturday afternoon following a short illness, were held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Reynolds Funeral Home with the Rev. W. R. Wilson, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in the Grove Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Hurd was born July 15, 1893 in Union Grove, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schurer. She graduated from the local high school in 1921, and was married in 1918 to Resolved Hurd at Morrison. Mrs. Hurd was a member of the Morrison First Methodist Church. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Charles Hammer and Mrs. J. E. Gsell, Morrison; two brothers, Harry, Morrison, and Clarence Schurer, North Chicago. A son, Warren, died in 1942 at two years of age. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette December 23, 1946 - Monday, pg 5]
HAROLD C. HURD - 77, of 105 Ninth Ave., Sterling, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996 at CGH Medical Center following a brief illness. There will be no funeral services. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitatiion. Arrangements were completed by the Allen-Melvin Funeral Home, Sterling. A memorial has been established to the American Heart Association. Mr. Hurd was born June 25, 1918 in Sterling, the son of Harold C. and Olive B. (Long) Hurd. He married Evelyn Randall Dec. 24, 1936 in Saint John's Lutheran Church, Sterling. He was employed at International Harvester as a welder and at Saunders as a mecahnic. He was a member of Saint John's Lutheran Church, Sterling. Survivors include his wife of Sterling; three sons, David Hurd of Sterling, Larry (Martha) Hurd of Grove City, Ohio, and Tim Hurd of Bettendorf, Iowa; one daughter, Nancy (Stan) Larem of Chadwick; ten grandchildren, including one speical grandson Tim; and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Martin Hurd. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 3, 1996 - Wednesday, pg A2]
HARRY MARTIN HURD - 80, passed away Saturday evening (07 Dec 1968) at the Sterling Commnity General Hospital after an illness of some time. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Schmitt Chapel, the Rev. Clarke Devore of the Tampico Christian Church officiating, with burial in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday (today). A memorial has been established in his name. Harry Hurd was born Aug. 11, 1888 in Pine Creek, the son of Martin and Nancy Stouffer Hurd. He lived in the Tampico vicinity about 43 years and was engaged in farming and in business in Tampico before retiring. He married Elizabeth Robde on Jan. 27, 1925 in Clinton, Iowa. He is survived by his widow; two sons, Harry Hurd Jr. of Tampico and Kenneth Charles Hurd of Sterling; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren; two brothers, Jake of rural Rock Falls, and John of Sterling; one sister, Mrs. Mabel Wagner of Lakeland, Fla., several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents and one brother Harold. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - December 9, 1968 - Monday, pg 2]
MARTIN B. HURD - Funeral services for Lt. Martin B. Hurd, 25 of Sterling will be held at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island at 11:30 a.m. C.S.T. Thursday July 21 (1945). Lt. Hurd was born in Coloma Twp. April 9, 1920. He was educated in the Central and Sterling Township High School. He was graduated from the later school in 1938. Following this he was employed by the International Harvester Co.Chicago. He left Sterling Feb. 6, 1942 and went to Camp Grant, and left there Feb. 13 1942 for Sheppard Field Texas. He was trained in the Mechanical school. On November 30, 1943 he became a ferry pilot and received an assignment in training at Homestead Fla. After he was graduated he was sent to the Indo-China theatre. Lt. Hurd was a pilot of a cargo plane that crashed in the mountains at Kunming, China September 9, 1945. He was killed in the crash. A posthumous award of the air medal was issued to Lt. Hurd "for distinguishing himself by meritious achievement while participating in aerial action from March 18, 1945 to July 31, 1945. Survivors are his parents Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Hurd, 712 Fourth Ave. Sterling, one daughter Pamela 5, of New York City and one brother Harold of Sterling. Dixon Evening Telegraph 19 July 1949]
ABNER R. HURLESS, one of the old settlers of Whiteside county, died at his home in Milledgeville Friday [02/08/1907] morning at 7 o'clock after an illness of several months of cancer of the stomach. Mr. Hurless was seventy-seven years of age, having been born in Holmes county, Ohio. He came with his family to Whiteside county in 1858, had lived in the vicinity of Milledgeville for more than forty years, and was a prosperous and highly respected man. He was the father of nine children, eight of whom are living. They are Isaac of Milledgeville, Newton of Fulton, Malissie of Hitt, Mrs. Delia Scanlan of Rock Falls, Mrs. Minerva Hawkins of Coleta, Mrs. Delia Woodin near Hitt, and Mrs. Anna Cronister near Sterling. The deceased was a veteran of the civil war, having enlisted with a Dixon company in 1860, as lieutenant of Company H, Seventy-fifth regiment, and he served until May, 1863. The funeral services will be held at the Milledgeville M. E. church at 1:30 Sunday afternoon, Rev. William Beers of the United Brethren church of Mt. Carroll, officiating. Interment will be made in the Hazel Green cemetery. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Evening Gazette, February 9, 1907, page 1, column 1]
CEPHAS HURLESS, The Whiteside Sentinel has the following on the death of Cephas Hurless which occurred at Coleta, Friday, November 14. He was born in Holmes County, Ohio, October 24, 1827; his boyhood days were passed on a farm and at the age of twenty-one he was married to Elizabeth daughter of Martin and Barbara Overholser, with whom he lived fourteen years. Six children were born to them, two of whom died in infancy and four - Mrs. D. G. Proctor, Mrs. H. C. McCray, Mrs. Joseph Bushman and George Hurless, still live near Coleta. In 1862 he was married to Tabitha A. Winters; this second marriage was blessed with eight children, four of whom have died, and four - James, Belle, William and Roy still live with their mother. Mr. Hurless moved to Illinois in 1854 and purchased a farm near Coleta, where he lived for a few years till active, public life made it necessary for him to leave the farm and move in town where he resided at the time of his death. He united with the United Brethern church when nineteen years old and was a zealous worker in the church all the rest of his life; he was in the active ministerial work for two years, one year on a charge in Will county and one year in Carroll county; since which time he sustained a local relation, preaching to fill vacancies when and wherever most needed. He was elected supervisor and justice of the peace many times in Genesse, which offices he filled at the time of his death. As an officer he was true to his trust,; he zealously adhered to the principles of justice in all his counsels and decisions, and while he guarded the majesty of the law with jealous fidelity, he never failed in his noteworthy kindness to see that stern justice was well tempered with mercy. While he stood by those who stood by him and held in the highest admiration a true and tried friend in his official capacity he knew no difference between friends and foes; and the poor were as strong as the rich. He was president of the Coleta board of school directors nearly three years, and during that time he never hesitated to aid those in charge of the school in every possible way. As a neighbor, he was ever accommodating, as a citizen, upright, as a husband, loving, as a father, kind almost to a fault, as a christian, exemplary, as an office, true and honest, and as a man worthy of the confidence of his fellow man. The loss to Coleta is keenly felt, to his family it is irreparable. While he has left them well provided with this world's goods, he's gone and there's none to take his place. While friends are ready on every hand to ____ to their wants, their's are not the hands of a provident father. While friends will speak kind words to the fatherless children, the voice they would be most delighted to hear is forever still. We may enter his office as of your, but we will find it vacant; we may await his coming, but we will wait in vain; we may earnestly desire his counsel, but silence will mock our longing, we may realize our loss but time alone will reveal it fullness. He has gone; everybody's friend has gone and will return to us no more. [Contributed by Karen Fyock - Undated scrapbook clipping Buried Hazel Green ... died 14 November 1884]
John Hurless received a message Sunday stating that his brother George Hurless had died Sunday [11/06/1927] from injuries he received Saturday, when he was run over by an auto at his home in Shellsburg, Iowa. Mr. Hurless was a resident here forty-seven years ago and will be remembered by the older citizens. He leaves two brothers and two sisters to mourn his death. John Hurless and Frank Schriner went to Shellsburg Monday to attend the funeral. [Sterling Gazette, 12 November 1927]
ELIZABETH (KILMER) HURLESS - The wife [Elizabeth Kilmer] of Mr. A. R. Hurless, of Genesee, died Saturday [04/15/1882; death certificate 839 has either 04/16/1882 or 04/18/1882, which is the day after this article was published] evening. The funeral service will take place this afternoon in the United Brethren church, Coleta. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Evening Gazette, April 17, 1882, page 4, column 1. Another Notice: April 25.-The death of Mrs. H. R. [A. R.] Hurless has cast a deep gloom over our entire neighborhood. Mrs. Hurless was beloved and respected by all who knew her. The funeral discourse was delivered by O. M. Swearingen, of the U. B. church. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Mrs. Hurless will be sadly missed as a neighbor. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Evening Gazette, April 26, 1882, page 6, column 3.]
HATTIE (PROCTOR) HURLESS - Relatives here have received notice of the death of Mrs. Hattie Proctor Hurless, wife of A. J. Hurless, at her home in Storm Lake, Iowa, Tuesday morning, April 26, (1927) at the age of 73 years, pneumonia being the cause of her death. Mrs. Hurless was born and lived in the neighborhood of Genesee township until about 30 years ago, when she removed to Iowa to make her home. She leaves in her immediate family her husband, two sons, Leon of Sutherland, Iowa, and Virgil of Storm Lake and five grandchildren; also two sisters, Mrs. Mary Brewer of Shenandoah, Iowa, and Mrs. C. H. Manning of Coleta, beside several nieces and nephews and friends without number, who appreciate her true worth as an example of everyday Christian living which has been an inspiration to all who knew her. Funeral services and burial were conducted at Storm Lake, Iowa, this afternoon. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Gazette, April 28, 1927, page 14, column 4]
JAMES A HURLESS - Early on Friday [11.29/1895] morning of last week Mrs. Tabitha Hurless received a telegram from the authorities of the Elgin Insane Asylum announcing the death of her son, James Hurless. This was unexpected to her, as but a few days before she received a letter from him stating that he was well and would like to have some of his folks come and get hom so he might visit at home for a few days. Early in life he embraced the Christian religion and at the age of twelve years he united himself with the Radical U. B. church, of which he has been a member for eighteen years. The remains were expressed to Sterling and brought home on Saturday evening. The funeral was conducted in the Liberal U. B. church at eleven o'clock Sunday. His remains were placed in the Hazel Green cemetery. The friends of the deceased have the sympathy of the surrounding community. From Larry Reynolds - Sterling Daily Standard, December 4, 1895, page 3, column 2.]
LEAH (SUCHER) HURLESS was born in DuPage county, Illinois, Sept. 12, 1857 and died at her home in Genesee, Oct. 20, 1910, age 53 years, 1 month, 8 days. She came with her parents to Fair Haven, Carroll county, Illinois, when she was eleven years old and Oct. 20 1882, just twenty-eight years ago, she was united in marriage to John Hurless of Genesee. To this union was born two daughters and one son, the latter having died in infancy. She was a member of the Lutheran church of Black Oak, Ill., but of late years she worshiped wit the Liberal United Brethren of Coleta. Until about a year ago she enjoyed good health but gradually that dread disease of cancer got its grip upon her system and despite all that physicians and surgeons could do it gradually did it deadly work. Her suffering at times was intense, but she bore it patiently and on the anniversary of her marriage she passed away. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, Mr. John Hurless, her daughters, Nina and Winnie Hurless, five brothers, George Sucher of Chadwick, Wm. Sucher of Carleton, Neb., Joseph of Fair Haven, Philip of Chicago and Edward of Milledgeville. Two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Staley of Dow, Mich. and Mrs. Mary Schamel of Omaha, Neb. The last sad rites were held at the home Saturday [10/22/1910] afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Breden, former pastor of the Liberal church taking charge of the services. Many beautiful offerings of flowers were given, one of which was a beautiful wreath given by the Coleta Woodmen of which order Mr. Hurless is a member. Interment took place in the Hazel Green cemetery. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds - Sterling Daily Gazette 25 Oct. 1910]
LOTTIE HURLESS - Claude Hurless, residing east of Sterling, received a message late Sunday [02/01/1925] afternoon conveying the news of the death of his mother, Mrs. Lottie Hurless of Milledgeville, which occurred earlier that day at the home of her brother-in-law, Mart Hurless, in Spring Lake, Michigan. Mrs. Hurless' death was very sudden and came as a big shock to the members of the family and her many friends. Mrs. Hurless had been in very good health. Two months ago she went to Spring Lake, Mich., for a visit at the Mart Hurless home. Besides the son, Claude Hurless of Sterling, another son, Elza Hurless of New York City, survives. The remains will be shipped to Milledgeville for burial. Definite arrangements for the funeral had been made on Monday. The funeral of Mrs. Lottie Hurless will be held at her late home in Milledgeville Friday [02/06/1925] afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and 2 o'clock at the Brethren church. Interment will be in Hazel Green cemetery near Coleta. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds / Sterling Gazette 2 Feb. 1925]
M.O. HURLESS - John Frankforter of Nineteenth avenue has received word that his uncle, M. O. Hurless, died at 4 o'clock Tuesday [10/22/1929] afternoon in Chicago. He had been ill for a long time. Funeral services are to be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the home. Mr. and Mrs. Frankforter expect to attend. The deceased was a former resident of Coleta and also lived for a time at Fenton. He leaves many relatives in this vicinity and was well know by many friends in this community. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Gazette, October 23, 1929, page 5, column 6
MELISSA HURLESS - passed away at 2:15 this morning at the home of her nephew Rex Woodin, South Congress St. with whom she had resided the past few months. Death followed a stroke of paralysis suffered yesterday afternoon. Melissa Hurless was born June 27, 1859 near Coleta IL and had always resided in this locality. She is survived by two sisters Mrs. Charles Cronister of Milwaukee, Mrs. Ollie Hawkins of Franklin Grove, and two half brothers, Claude Hurless of Sterling and Elva Hurless residing in NJ . Funeral arrangements have not been completed. (Freeport Daily Journal 27 March 1940)
RALPH HURLESS - 62, 107 1/2 E. Main, Apt. 2, Morrison, died Monday at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma Funeral Home. Burial will be in Grove HIll Cemetery, Morrison. There will be no visitation. Ralph Hurless was born on Oct. 11, 1921 to Pearl VandeVenter Hurless. He was employed at the Eddie Schuler Gargae, Morrison, for the past 18 years. Surviving are one half brother, Donald Siefken, Mason City, Iowa. Preceding him in death were his parents. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls Illinois July 25, 1983 - Monday, pg A4]
Mrs. C. L. Hurless received the sad message last week of the sudden death of her sister at Cedar Rapids, Ia. She had just returned home from Cedar Rapids where she attended the funeral of her father when the message arrived telling of the death of her sister. The shock was so great that she was not able to attend the funeral of her sister. [Sterling Gazette, 03 March 1920 - Sub. by Larry Reynolds]
FRANCIS HURLEY, 54, 308 11th Ave., Sterling, passed away at 5:30 p.m.Friday in St. Anthony's Hospital, Rockford, where he had been a patient for three weeks. The body was brought to the Behrens Mortuary, where friends may call after 6 p.m. today. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday in St. Mary's Church, and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday in the mortuary. He was born April 9, 1906 in Albany, Ill., a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Hurley. He spent his early life in Albany and came to this vicinity in 1927. He was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire Co, for 17 years and later for 15 years with Russell, Burdsall and Ward Bolt and Nut Co., until his illness caused him to retire. He was married to Janet Mensch, Sept. 28, 1940 in Keokuk, Iowa, by the Rev. Mr. Lang. He was a member of St. Mary's Church. Surviving are his wife; his mother, Mrs. Mary Hurley, Albany; three brotheers, Albert, Albany; Ambrose, Eaton, N.J., and Richard, Morrison; three sisters, Mrs. Clifford Gallentine, Mt. Carroll; Mrs. Harold Moldt, Dubuque, Ia.; and Mrs. James Parker, Garden Plain, Ill. He was preceded by his father, two brothers and one sister. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor from the Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois February 11, 1961 - Saturday, pg 2 col 4]
GLADYS (BOYER) HURLEY, 78, of 1401 Griswold Ave., Sterling, died Saturday, August 23, 1997 at Coventry Village. Services will be at 10 am Friday at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, with Mike browing officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll. Mrs. Hurley was born July 9, 1919 in Dixon, the daughter of Oliver and Amanda (Delp) Boyer. She married Edward L.Hurley on Feb. 9, 1946 in Dixon. He died Nov. 25, 1991. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sterling. Survivors include one son, Edward L. (Marlene) Hurley Jr. of Sterling; two daughters, Petty Ann (Roger) Grau of Morrison, and betty (Gerald R.) Franks of Sterling; seven grandchildren, Julene Hurley, Amanda Hurley, Susan Kirby, Stephen Hart, Rodney Grau, Wesley Grau, and Aimee Fuller; seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Hurley of Rock Falls and Edna Sanders of Sterling; two brothers, Vernon Boyer and howard Boyer both of Sterling. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Cora Caton, Dorothy Johnson, Lucille Custer and Velma Mayberry and five brother. [Contributed by Jean Portner]
HAZEL (BOYER) HURLEY, 94, of Sterling, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007, at CGH Medical Center. Mrs. Hurley was born March 22, 1913 in Prairieville, the daughter of Oliver and Amanda (Delp) Boyer. She married Ronald W. Hurley on Feb. 20, 1932 in Morrison. He preceded her in death in 1973. Survivors include two daughters, Janet M. Bailey and Linda (Don) LaFavre, both of Rock Falls; a son Ronald W. (Mary) Hurley Jr., of Gadsden, Ala.; nine grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by six sisters and six brothers. The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, with the Rev. Scott Porter officiating. Burial is at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley, Dixon. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 9, 2007 - Sunday, pg A2]
PATRICIA M. (YOUNG) HURLEY, 77, of Bluff Terrace Nursing Facility in Clinton, IA, formerly of Morrison, IL, died Friday, June 08, 2007 at the nursing home. Pat was born February 21, 1930, in Sublette, IL, to Harvey and Vola (Anthony) Young. She was educated in the Erie, IL schools. She married Richard Hurley on April 27, 1946 in Fulton, IL. He died June 23, 1989. She and her husband owned and operated Pat and Dick's Tap in Morrison for 17 years. She then worked at Volckmann's Furniture Manufacturing in Morrison for 17 years. Lastly she worked at the Morrison VFW for 8 years. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo, and especially loved spending time with her family. Survivors include five daughters, Linda (Guy) Plumley of Fulton, IL, Debbie (Roger) Tegeler and Kathy Vos, both of Morrison, IL, Veronica (Ray) Hughes of Clinton, IA, and Dorothy Hurley of Arlington Heights, IL; two sons, Mike (Lynette) Hurley of Cedar City, UT and Patrick (Hannah) Hurley of Portland, OR; twelve grandchildren, Missy (Randy) Planthaber, Jenny (Eric) Dorsey, Brad (Kim) Tegeler, Jamie (Steve) Silvest, Stephanie (Skip) Drey, Eric (Latisha) Tegeler, Trisha Hughes, Greg (Nikki) Hughes, Matt (Sarah) Plumley, Alyssa Vos, Brendon and Megan Hurley; eight great grandchildren, Noah Planthaber, Dreyton and Dawsen Dorsey, Hunter and Peyton Tegeler, Brook, Madison and Jada Silvest; one sister, Dorothy Young of N. Ft. Myers, FL; one brother, Gordon (Carol) Young of Erie, IL; a special friend, Terry Teramae. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick; one brother, Emery Young. HAZEL (MOORE) HUBBARD, 90, of Polo Rehab. & Health Care Ctr. died Monday AUg 8,2005 at the center. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Hubbard was born April 12, 1915 in Lime SPrings Iowa the daughter of Milton E. & Martha (Hodge) Moore. She married John E. Hubbard on June 13, 1932 in Rock Falls. He preceded her. Survivors include a son, Earl J. of Victoria MN; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and three gg Grandchildren. The funeral is Friday at Benson Funeral Home, Polo with burial in Oak Knoll Cem. Sterling.
JANET K. (THOMAS) HURR, 54 of Obion, TN and a former Sterling Resident; died THursday morning at the Methodist Hospital in Dyersburg TN. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Ridgely, TN. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Science Ridge Mennonite Cemetery, Sterling. The Rev. S. Roy Kaufman, pastor of the Science Ridge Mennonite Church will officiate. Arrangements were completed by the Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling. She was born on Aug. 11, 1933 in Hollsopple PA, the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Harold Thomas Sr. Survivors include her husband, Elwood Hurr of Obion TN.; two sons, Jaime Hurr and Gregory Hurr both of Centralia IL and a daughter, Denise Juds of Obion; her parents, and a sister, Cynthia Lehman both of Hollsopple Pa. and three grandchildren. [Contributed by Cynthia Lane]
CLIFFORD HUSSONG, 57, of RFD, Thomson, died Tuesday (12 October 1976) afternoon in Fulton. An inquest has been scheduled for Wednesday at the Bosma Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Renkes-Reynolds Funeral Home, Morrison. Burial will be at Erie Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m Thursday. Clifford Hussong was born May 10, 1919, in Fenton, the son of William and Ruth Marie Likes Hussong. He was reared and educated in Rock Island. He resided in Argo Fay for the past 10 years where he was employed for the Metro Rubber Company. He was navy veteran of World War 2, and was a member of the Savanna VFW. He is survived by his father of Argo Fay; two sons, Bill Diedrich of Colona and Larry Diedrich of Moline; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Kay) Harabin of Janesville, Wis., eight grandchildren. He was preceded by his mother. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois - Oct 13 1976 - Wednesday,pg 4]
ELIAS C. HUTCHINSON one of the old settlers of Whiteside county, died at his home near Prophetstown, Ill., Monday, Mar. 16, of quick consumption., which was hastened somewhat by an injury received in January. Mr. Hutchinson was born in Bristol, Bucks county, Pa., March 10, 1819, and was 75 years and 5 days old at the time of his death. The deceased settled in Springfield, Ill., in 183_, and came to Prophetstown in 1839. He leaves a wife, and two children Fred, and Mrs. Jas. S. May. The funeral occurred Wednesday. Mr. Hutchinson is highly spoken of as a man, and neighbor. He was a member of the Baptist church, and lived an exemplary christian life. [Contributed by Karen Fyock - dated 1891]
MABEL F. HUTCHINSON 84, 408 Avenue B, Sterling, died Wednesday morning at Sterling Colonial Acres Rest Home. Funeral services for Miss Hutchinson will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home in Sterling with the Rev. Jean W. Saltzman, pastor of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church of Sterling, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial has been established to the Fourth Street United Methodist Church in her memory. Miss Hutchinson was born Sep 15, 1889 in Champaign, the daughter of Albert E. and Mary Esther Fletcher Hutchinson. She spent most of her life in Sterling, first making her home with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fletcher, and later with an aunt; Miss Lucy Fletcher. She owned and operated the answering service in Sterling for many years. She was a member of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church of Sterling and the United Methodist Women. Miss Hutchins is survived by one sister, Mrs. Albert (Esther) Witt, Camanche, Iowa; one aunt, Mrs. Rosella Becker of Sterling. She was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters. [Contributed by Barbara Nugent - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Ill., Wednesday, April 24, 1974, 2;1]
ADAM J. HUTTEN, 88, of 405 W. 7th St., Sterling, died Saturday night in his home following a lingering illness. He was born March 28, 1869 in Hume Township and lived his entire life in the Sterling community. Hutten was married to Mary Mayer, May 1, 1907, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church by Rev. H. M. Feger. He was a life-long member of the Catholic Knights of America and the Holy Name Society. After working with the Eureka Company for 25 years, he was employed at Lawrence Brothers until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Donald and John; a daughter, Mrs. Walter (Isabelle) Deits, a sister, Katherine Minertz, and four grandchildren: Donna, John Jo and Marlen Hutten, and Robert Deits, all of Sterling. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, John, Reuben, and Henry, and two daughters in infancy. Friends may call at Grennan and Son Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home with requiem mass at 10 a.m. ........ [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Ilinois 14April 1, 1957 - Monday, pg 2]
BETTY L. HUTTEN, 43, 801 W. 3rd St., died Thursday morning in Community General Hospital after a ling illness. Survivors include her husband, Norbert; six children, Mary Beth, Peggy, Jane, Steven, Billie and Tom, all at home; and two brothers. Services will be Monday at 9 a.m. in Grennan & Son Funeral Home and at 9:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call after Saturday noon in the funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday
CHRISTINE (POTTS) HUTTEN, 95, of 306 W. 7th St. Sterling died suddenly early today (25 July 1967) in Community General Hospital where she was taken Monday evening. Mrs. Hutten was born April 6, 1872 in Deer Grove, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Potts. She was educated in the local schools. Mrs. Hutten was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Altar & Rosary Society and was a charter member of VFW Auxiliary 326. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Harry H. (Arvilla) Harmon of Chicago, Miss Margaret Hutten of Sterling, Mrs. William (Lucille) Keenan and Mrs. Adelbert (Geraldine) McCaslin of Rock Falls and one son, Leo Hutten of Sterling. She also leaves one sister Mrs. Jacob (Bertha) Wassenberg of Sterling, five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband in 1947, a son Floyd in 1960 and by one great grandchild, two sisters and five brothers. [The Daily Gazette July 25, 1967]
LEO M. HUTTEN, 82, of 1805 18th Ave., Sterling, died Friday morning in Community General Hospital, Sterling. services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, with a prayer service at the Grennan Funeral Home, Sterling, and a Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sterling. The rev. William Schwartz, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Hutten was born on June 18, 1900, the son of John A. and Christian Potts Hutten. He worked at International Harvester, Rock Falls, and was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Holy Name Society. Surviving are one stepdaughter, Mrs. Jerry Theriault, Palmdale, Calif., and four sisters, Mrs. Arvilla Harmon and Miss Margaret Hutten, both of Sterling; Mrs. William (Lucile) Keenan, Rock Falls and Mrs. Geraldine McCaslin, Rock Falls. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 22, 1982 - Wednesday, page A4]
NORBERT J. HUTTEN - Services for Norbert Hutten, 61, 1711 2nd Ave., who died Sunday in a Rockford hospital, apparently after a heart attack, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Grennan Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was a well-known amateur sports official and was the leader of The Modernaires band. He was also a tool and die maker at Russell Burdsell and Ward Inc.., Rock Falls. Survivors include his wife, Jean; six sons, Steve Hutten, San Francisco, Calif., John Hurley, Bill Hutten and Mark Hurley, Sterling, Mike Hurley, Rock Falls, and Tom Hutten, Rockford; six daughters, Margo Jimenez, Rock Falls, Bridget Conklin and Kate Voss, both of Sterling, Jean Janpole, Evanston, and Mary Beth Wehrle and Peggy Hutten, both of Rockford; and 14 grandchildren. [Rockford Register-Star]
HARVEY HUTZEL, 72, of Tucson, Ariz., who formerly lived in Erie Community, died in a hospital following an attack of pneumonia Tuesday night ( according to word received by his daughter, Mrs. Arvid Hamilton of Erie. Mrs. Hamilton left from Rock Island Wednesday afternoon for Tucson to attend the funeral services which will be held at Tucson on Friday. Mrs. Hamilton will arrive in Tucson Thursday evening. Mr. Hutzel was married to Floy Fee of Portland Township, who preceded him in death. They lived most of their lives in Erie community except for a few years in Kansas. Mr. Hutzel went to Tucson 12 years ago. He visited his daughter, Mrs. Hamilton, a year ago last October. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arvid Hamilton of Erie and Mrs. Monroe Louk of Tucson and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, two sisters and one son. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois March 1, 1956 - Thursday]
MAUDE (SIEFKEN) HUYCKE, 81, of Pleasant View Nursing Home, died Saturday evening at the nursing home. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Grove Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Bledsoe of the Christian Church, Morrison, officiating. Visitation is from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the Renkes-Reynolds Funeral Home, Morrison. A memorial has been established to the Pleasant View Nursing Home. Maude Siefken was born Sept. 22, 1900 in Whiteside County, the daughter of Garrett Otto and Anna Emmaline (Moore) Siefken. She was reared and educated in Clyde Township and was united in marriage to Arthur Hyucke on Aug. 26, 1920 in Morrison. He preceded her in death in 1955. She had lived in Morrison since her marriage. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Bruckner and Mrs. Eleanor Fowler, both of Morrison; one son, Lyle of Morrison; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lola Hines of Morrison and two brothers, Clarence of Morrison and Bert of Cordova. She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, one sister and three brothers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 19, 1982 - Monday, page A5]
LEE HYDE - The body of Lee Hyde, who passed away at Muskegon Heights, Mich., at 3:30 o'clock last Friday morning, arrived in Sterling Tuesday, and was taken to the home of a brother, Robert Hyde, 211 Wallace street, from where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Hyde left here last April for Muskegon Heights, where he opened a concession stand in a summer resort park. He had been ailing for several weeks, but his condition was not considered serious until just a few days before he passed away. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette October 5, 1926 - Tuesday]
ROBERT A. HYDE, 75, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Friday in the Home Hospital after an extended illness. He was admitted to the hospital Wednesday. Funeral rites will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Melvin Funeral Home where the remains were removed. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Hyde was born October 11, 1870 in Dunlap, IA., the son of Harry (Henry) H. and Lavina Hyde. He came to Sterling at the age of 20 years and made his home here until eight years ago when he moved to Chadwick. His wife, Margaret, passed away a number of years ago; also a son, Oral. Surviving Mr. Hyde are three brothers: Compton Hyde of Earlville, Philo Hyde of DeKalb and William Hyde of Idaho and one sister, Mrs. Inez (Inza) Davison of Lombard. Mr. Hyde was employed at the Northwestern Steel & Wire Co. prior to moving to Chadwick. [Contributed by Carol Shobe]
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