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LEAH (HOFFMAN) REECHER , an old and highly esteemed resident of Genesee, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Dean of this place Thursday morning. Mrs. Reecher had been a sufferer for some time and had just recently came here to stay with her daughter, Mrs. James Dean Jr. She had been taking treatment here and was seemingly getting better until Tuesday morning of last week when she took worse and died Thursday morning. The funeral of Mrs. Samuel Reecher, was held Saturday at one o'clock from the Mennonite church of Sterling the services being conducted by the pastor, the Rev. William Miller. The funeral cortege left the home near Coleta at ten o'clock. The interment took place in the Mennonite cemetery. The following acted as pall bearers: Colonel Bushman, E. A. Slick, Jefferson Hannis, Michael Hiller, Bert Torts and E. S. Colcord. Mrs. Reecher had been a sufferer from dropsy for some time and two weeks ago came to the home of her daughter in order to take treatment and was apparently being much benefitted, she feeling better than she had for months. Thursday morning she rose as usual and went to the breakfast table. Soon after she began t choke and expired before any assistance could be rendered her that would relieve. She was 69 years, nine months and twenty-one days of age at the time of her death. Leah Hoffman was born in Mingo, Md., Nov. 30, 1834, and was married to Samuel Reecher Nov. 11, 1852. Thirty-nine years ago they came to Whiteside county first settling on a farm near Sterling, but two years later they removed to the old homestead near Coleta, which had been her home ever since. Her husband survives her. To Mr. and Mrs. Reecher were born fifteen children, five of whom died in years ago. The surviving children are; William Reecher of Sterling, Mrs. Kate Dean of Milledgeville, Aaron, Lewis, Mrs. Anna Eley, Isaac and Jacob of Coleta, and Samuel of Chicago, and Leah Jones of Albany. Mrs. Reecher united with the Mennonite church fifty-five years ago and has ever since been a faithful adherent to that faith.
Contributed by Karen Fyock - Undated Scrapbook Clipping

LESTER W. REECHER , 69, of 1208 w. 5th St. in Sterling died Saturday morning (Mar 8, 1986) in Community General Hospital in Sterling following a sudden illness. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Melvin-Schilling Funeral in Sterling with Rev Charles Steinke, pastor of St John’s Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Sterling. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Lester was born on June 2, 1916 in Sterling, the son of John Reecher and Annie Hendricks. On Jan 13, 1967 he was united in marriage to Phoebe L Maszk Mager in Dixon. Mr. richer farmer in the Sterling area for many years. (part of obit is missing) Diane Martin of Nelson; one brother, Clarence Reecher of Sterling; 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a son, one brother and his father.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers - Mar. 11, 1986 Daily Gazette

CARL FREDERICH WILHELM REGLIN - Funeral Rites of Carl Reglin, sr. Held Monday (15 Jun 1941) Funeral services for Carl Reglin, sr were held Monday afternoon a 2o'clock in the Wheelock funeral home, conducted by Rev. J. Stanly Hilcomb of the Baptist church. Mrs. Wylie Melville sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Asleep in Jesus accompanied by Mrs. J. K. Lambert. Interment was in Riverside cemetery. The pallbearers were six grandsons of the deceased, Harold and Raymond Chambers, Glen Chester and Otto Reglin and Elmer King. Four granddaughters, May and June Raglin, Vivian Carl and Anna Mae Raglin, took charge of the flowers assisted by Mrs. George Seidel. Out of town relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Marshal and Miss Vivian Carl, Davenport, IA; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Reglin and family, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Reglin, jr, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Chambers, Mr. and Mrs. George Brooks and Raymond Chambers, of Dixon: Mr. and Mrs. George Lloyd, Wellington, Kas: Mrs. Bertha Knox and son Martin and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Knox, Minonk; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beckman, Dana; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Beckman Accona, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Beckman, Cornell, Ill and Mr. and Mrs. ______ Obert, Pontiac. Carl Frederick Wilhelm Reglin was born in Griefhagen, Germany, Oct. 15, 1857, the son of August and Regina Rutt Reglin. He was married to Ann May March 31, 1885. To this union seven children were born three sons and four daughters. Six survive as follows: Mrs. Martha Bryant, Davenport, Ia, Mrs. Clare Gant, Wellington, Kas, Otto Reglin of Rock Falls, Emil Reglin of Dixon, Mrs. Emillie King of Sterling and Carl Reglin, jr of Rock Falls. One daughter, Mrs. Anna Chambers passed away 14 years ago at Dixon. He also leaves 23 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Mrs. Reglin preceded her husband in death 42 years ago. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Reglin came to America in 1887, Sterling for a time in Minonk Ill, and later moving to Sterling. Mr. Reglin had been a professed Christian from early youth and a faithful and devout member of the First Baptist church, Sterling. He was loved and respected by all who knew him and his passing causes sadness in the human way, but gladness for his entering into that better life beyond.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers

CARL H. REGLIN , of R.R. 1 Rock Falls, died Monday afternoon (13 Nov 1967) at Community General Hospital at the age of 70. He was born June 1897 in Sterling, the son of Carl and Anna May Reglin Sr. He was a member of the Sterling VFW, serving in World War I. He worked at the RB&W in Rock Falls for many years as a machinist. Carl Reglin was a member of the Faith Assembly Church of Rock Falls. He was united in marriage to Mary Marie Dickey, Nov. 23, 1919 who survives along with two sons, Melvin L of Sterling and Lawrence of Abilene, Texas: tow sister, Mrs Warren (Clara) Armstrong of Prophetstown, and Mrs Amelia King of Memphis, Tenn.: one brother Emil Reglin of Dixon, nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by three sons Lloyd, Karl and Glen and one sister, Mrs Edger Chambers. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wheelock Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls with the Rev. Ronald Kramer of the Faith Assembly Church of Rock Falls officiating. Burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m., Wednesday, Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post No. 326 at the grave. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls for Carl H. Reglin of R.R. 1, Rock Falls . The Rev. Ronald Kramer of the Faith Assembly Church of Rock Falls officiated, with the burial in Riverside Cemetery . Mrs. Francis Stroup sang “No Night There” and “Rock of Ages.” Mrs. Wayne E. Larson was at the organ during the service. The pallbearers were Dennis King, Mac King, Don Kramer, Robert Kramer, Otto Reglin and Jake Wassenburg. Military rites were held by the Sterling V.F. W. No. 326 and Rock Falls Legion Post 902. Preceding Mr. Reglin in death were Martha Barker, a sister, and one brother, Otto Reglin.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the Nov. 17, 1967 Sterling Gazette

CARL REGLIN - A nine-year-old Sterling youth drowned Monday afternoon while wading in Rock river at the foot of Seventeenth avenue near the waterworks. The body of Bobby Reglin, son of Glenn C, Reglin, 1608 Sixteenth avenue, and Mrs. Doris Reglin of Lanark was recovered by Sterling firemen about 11:40 p.m., tangled in wire four or five feet from shore. The tragedy was discovered when a fisherman found he youth’s clothes on the bank of the river about 5 p.m. the clothes were later identified by the youth’s mother. Authorities were notified about 11 p.m. after an appeal for information concerning a missing youth was issued. Ronnie Pineda, 14, 410 West Fifth street, told the fire department that he hand another youth had seen the drowning victim playing near the river bank between 4 and 5 o’clock. The other youth, Merry Moore, 13, 1603 seventeenth avenues, told The Gazette Tuesday that he told the youth he “hadn’t better go in” when the lad began to remove his clothing. The two youths, with other members of the swimming party, then lost track of the youth, Jerry said . coroner John Meyer had scheduled an inquest for Tuesday at 4 p.m. Rock Falls rescue equipment aided in the search for the body. He was born Robert Carl Reglin on Oct. 30, 1942 in Sterling. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Allen funeral home with the Rev. Alfred L Grew, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Survivors include his parents; two sisters Dawn Leigh 6, of Lanark, and Glenda Carol, 2 ½ of Sterling; one brother Mark Arland, 3 months Sterling; paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reglin, rock Falls; and maternal grandfather Ralph Whitmer. Lanark.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers Sterling Gazette 10 June 1952

MRS. CHARLES REGLIN , died Saturday night at her home on Wallace street. She had been ill about a week, first with a severe cold which afterward turned to pneumonia. She was between thirty and thirty-five years of age and leaves a family of seven children, he oldest being a girl of fourteen and the youngest a baby a year old. The mother's death is pecularly sad as the small children have no one to care for them. The husband works by day on the railroad. He recently purchased the home they live in and are paying for it by monthly installments. His wife took in washing to help support the children and in drying clothes in the house she caught the cold that proved fatal. No funeral arrangements have been made.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers

EARL RAYMOND REGLIN eleven month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reglin, Jr., of Garden City, Rock Falls, passed away at the Sterling public hospital Wednesday afternoon at 5:45 o’clock, after an illness of two weeks. Besides his parents, he leaves to mourn his loss one brother, Glen Carl Reglin, aged four years. Another little brother, Lloyd Melvin Reglin preceded him in death only two weeks ago, at the age of two and one-half years. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. G. Little of the Sterling Baptist church at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the family home in Garden City. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery, Sterling. The loss of the two little boys in so short a space of time had awakened widespread sympathy for the family ( October 9, 1925 Sterling Gazette)

Second Notice - Earl Raymond Reglin, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reglin, was born Oct. 27, 1924, and passed away at the Sterling public hospital at the tender age of 11 months and 10 days. All that loving hands and skillful nursing could do was done to stay his little life. But God knew best and took little Earl, where pain and sorrow are not known. He leaves to mourn his death his grief stricken parents, one brother Glen Carl, and a host of relatives and friends who will miss his baby smiles and laughter. A brother, Lloyd Melvin, passed away 13 days ago. The Death Angel visited this home twice in less than two weeks.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers - October 13, 1925 Sterling Gazette

EMIL REGLIN , 80, 616 Willet Ave., died Wednesday evening in Dixon Public Hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Chapel Hill Funeral Home by the Rev. Maurice Reed of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. There is visitation today for 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the First Baptist Church. Emil Reglin was born Nov. 17, 1890 in Minonk, the son of Carl and Anna May (March) Reglin. He was united in marriage to Ida Hinricks July 8, 1915 in Rock Falls. Surviving with his wife are one daughter, Mrs. Marvin (Ama) Beasley of Homer; four sons, Otto of Nachusa, Lesber of Amboy and Floyd and Kenneth of Dixon; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; a foster daughter, Mrs. Alice Ackland of Prophetstown and one sister, Mrs Emilie King of Memphis, Tenn. Three sister and two brother preceded in death.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers

FERNE A. (MEGGERS) REGLIN - Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Allen Funeral Home. Sterling , with Rev. Charles E. Steinke, pastor of St John’s Lutheran Church , Sterling , officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery , Sterling . Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Allen Funeral Home, Sterling . Mrs. Reglin was born Feb. 9, 1921, in Charlotte , Iowa , the daughter of Carl and Rose (Lange) Meggers. She married Glen c. Reglin Sept. 29, 1949 in Sterling . He preceded her in death March 7, 1959. She was secretary and rate clerk for Carstensen Freight Lines, Rock Falls for a number of years. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sterling , and a past member of the Sterling Moose Lodge. She is survived by one son Marke Reglin, Sterling ; one daughter, Glenda Nailor, Morrison; seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Robert W. Jeannette) Johnson, Sterling ; one step daughter, Dawn, not of this area. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one stepson, Robert c. Reglin in 1952.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the Oct 29, 1990 Daily Gazette

GLEN C. "MARKE" REGLIN - A coroner's jury ruled Sunday that Glen C "Marke" Reglin, 38, 1503 3rd Ave., took his own life. Reglin, unemployed father of three children, was pronounced dead at 6:56 p.m. Saturday at Home Hospital, a short time after he was found dying in bed with a .22 -caliber rifle nearby. Mrs. Reglin told the jury that she and her two children were watching television when she heard a muffled sound from an upstairs bedroom. She said she found her husband dying on the bed fully clothed except for his shoes. The rifle was lying on the floor near the bed. The bullet had entered the abdomen and ranged slightly downward, severing one of the major arteries, according to Dr. John McDonnell, who conducted the inquest Sunday at the Allen Funeral Home. Dr. McDonnell said he could detect no pulse or blook pressure when he was called to the house shortly after the shooting. Police Chief Edward Ohda told the jury of finding the rifle beside the bed. The single-shot weapon had one empty shell in it and there was an odor of gunpowder in the room. Chief Ohda said Reglin made no statement and a search of the room failed to turn up any note. He said all the evidence indicated the wound was self-inflected. Mrs. Reglin said her husband was despondent and she told of a threat in January by her husband to take his own life. At that tine she asked the family to hide the gun. Melvin L Reglin, 204 15th Ave., told the jury that his brother had not "been himself" for quite some time. The jury's verdict said death was caused by "internal bleeding from a self-inflected gunshot wound in the abdomen from a .22-caliber rifle, with suicidal intent, while despondent". Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Ehrat, pastor of the Prairieville Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. He was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Rock Falls, son of Carl and Marie Dickey Reglin. He attended local schools and served in the Army during World War II. Surviving are his widow, Fern two daughters, Glenda, at home and Dawn Lee, Dallas, Tex; one son Marke, at home; his parents Mr and Mrs Carl Reglin; tow brothers Melvin, Sterling, and Lawrence stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, Abilene, Tex.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brother and a son, Bobby, who died June 9, 1952. Friends may call at the funeral home.

Funeral Notice - Funeral services for glen Carl Reglin, 1303 3rd Ave., Sterling, were conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Ehrat, pastor of the Prairieville Community Church, officiating. Mrs. Wayne Larson was at the organ and James Roscoe san In the Garden, and Mrs. Ivan Rose san No Night There. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery.The pallbearers were Jim Finn, Roy Gaffey, Donald Hartshorn, George Grams, Arthur Shay and Carl Williams. Flowers were taken care of by Mrs. Glenn Ehrat, Miss Sharon Johnson, Clarence Gearinger and LeFevre’s truck.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers - March 11, 1959 Sterling Daily Gazette

LAWRENCE WAYNE REGLIN , 69, of Sterling, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2007, at his home. He was employed by Sterling schools as a custodian for 24 years before retiring. Mr. Reglin was born April 3, 1938, in Rock Falls, the son of Carl and Marie (Dickey) Reglin. He served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1960. He married Janyce Squyres on Sept. 21, 1967, in Stanford, Texas. He was a member of First Open Bible Church, Rock Falls. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Rhonda (Eddie) Barron of Sterling, Melissa (Mark) Hopkins of Clinton, Iowa, and Marie Cortez of Abilene, Texas; two sons, Jason (Sherri) Reglin of Sterling and Lawrence Reglin Jr. of Abilene, Texas; a brother, Melvin (Dorothy) Reglin of Sterling; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffery Reglin; and a brother, Glen Reglin. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Open Bible Church, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Les Funderberg, pastor, officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Open Bible Church, Rock Falls, with the Rev. Les Funderberg, pastor, officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers

LLOYD MELVIN REGLIN , infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reglin of garden City, Rock Falls, died at 12:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon, at the age of two years, five months and 19 days. Besides the parents, two brothers, Glen Carl and Earl Raymond, survive. Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the late home by Rev. J.G. Little pastor of the Sterling Baptist church. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. (September 25, 1925 Sterling Gazette)

Funeral Notice - The funeral of Lloyd Melvin Reglin, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Reglin of garden City, who passed away last Thursday, was held at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the home, rev. J. G. Little of the Baptist church conducting the rites. Two beautiful songs were sung by Mrs. C. E. Keiser and daughter Ruth.
Contributed by Margaret Mangres - September 28, 1925 Sterling Gazette

MARY MARIE (DICKEY) REGLIN , 84, of 206 Civic Plaza, Rock Falls, died Sunday evening in Community General Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls with Dr. H C Hatton, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene, of Sterling, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call from 2:30-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established in her memory. Mrs Reglin was born Nov. 27, 1896 near Harmon, the daughter of Charles and Georganna (Bryson) Dickey. She was united in marriage to Carl H Reglin on Nov.. 23, 1919 in Rock Falls. He preceded her in death on Nov.. 13, 1967. She is survived by two sons, Melvin L and Lawrence, both of Sterling; 13 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and two sister, Mrs Florence Binz of Aurora and Mrs Effie Regan of Sterling. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sons, Earl, Lloyd and Glenn, one sister, two brothers and two grandchildren.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers

MELVIN LEROY REGLIN , 85, died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at Sterling Pavilion. He owned and operated Reglin Janitorial and Supply. Melvin was born January 18, 1927 in Rock Falls , the son of Carl and Marie (Dickey) Reglin. He served in the Unites States Army during WWII. He married Dorothy Mundt on July 17, 1948 in Sterling . Survivors include his wife Dorothy Reglin of Sterling ; two daughters, Susan Reglin of Rock Falls and Barbara (Mike) Downey of Nachusa; two sons Melvin (Bibi) Reglin and Clark (Mardie) Reglin, both of Sterling ; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Peggy Reglin in infancy; two brothers; Glen and Lawrence Reglin and two brothers in infancy, Earl and Loyd. Graveside services with military rites will be held at 1:30 PM Monday at Oak Knoll Memorial Park , Sterling with Reverend Brian Vickers, pastor of Rock River Christian Center , Rock Falls . Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers

NOLA ANN (KEYS) REGLIN , Mrs. Nola Ann Reglin, 88, 400 E 9th St., Rock Falls died early Thursday (13 Jan 1983) morning in Victory Hospital in Waukegan following _________ illness. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Wheelock Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls with the Rev. Rex D Wilson, pastor of The First Baptist Church of Sterling, officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. Friends may call at the Wheelock Allen Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. world War II Mothers will conduct a service on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Nola Reglin was born on Oct. 4, 1894 in Christian County, the daughter of Ed and Carrie Keys. She was united in marriage to Otto C. Reglin on Feb. 19, 1921 at Menomonie, Wis. He preceded her in death on Oct. 5, 1959. The couple moved to Sterling in 1922 and lived in Rock Falls for many years. She was an active member of World War II Mothers and a member of the Royal Neighbors of America. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (May) Williams, Sterling, and Mrs Joseph (June) Ulch, Waukegan: eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two sister Mrs. Addie Mayborne, Rockford and Mrs Lila Hahbe, Decatur. She was preceded by her parents,; her husband, Otto; one son, Chester on Jan 21, 1967; one grandson, Ronald Reglin on June 10, 1960; two brothers and one sister.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers

OTTO C. REGLIN , Otto C Reglin, 70, of 400 E 9th St., passed away suddenly Monday (5 October 1959) afternoon in Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital where he had been visiting. Mr. Reglin was born Dec. 6, 1888 in Minonk, the son of Charles and Anna Reglin. He was united in marriage to Nola Ann Keys Feb. 19, 1921, at Menominee, Mich. The couple resided in Wisconsin for one year and then moved to this area. Mr. Reglin was employed many years at the Russell Burdasall and Ward Wolt and Nut Co., as a machine operator. He attended the First Baptist Church of Sterling and was a charter member in the Rock Fall American Legion Post 902 after serving with the Army in World War I. He is survived by his wife; tow daughter, Mrs Bobby (May) Williams of Rock Falls, and Mrs Joseph (June) Ulch of Waukegan, Ill; one son Chester O Reglin of Rock Falls; three sister, Mrs Amelia King of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs Clara Lostuter of Rock Falls, and Mrs Martha Barker of Davenport, Ia.; two brothers Emil of Dixon, and Carl of Rock Falls, eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; and a sister, Mrs Anna Chambers of Dixon. Funeral services will be Thursday, 3:30 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. P Lyon Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Sterling, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home after 7p.m. Tuesday.
Contributed by Margaret Mangers

CORRINE J. (STRALOW) RICHMOND , age 73, of 198 Tampico Road, Tampico, Illinois died Thursday July 10, 2008 at her home in Tampico. Corinne was born on June 16, 1935 in Morrison, Illinois, the daughter of Fred and Edna (Arians) Stralow. She was united in marriage to John Richmond on June 28, 1958 in Morrison, Illinois. He preceded her in death June 19, 1992. She was a homemaker and had previously worked for the phone company in Sterling and the Dutch Diner in Tampico for over ten years. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Rock Falls, Illinois. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and spending time with her family. She is survived by three sons Terry Richmond of Lyndon, Illinois, Mark (Sheila) Richmond of Morrison, Illinois, David Richmond of Tampico, Illinois; one daughter Gayle Maupin of Tampico, Illinois; five grandchildren Matthew, Andrew, Derrick, Justin, Chandler, and three step grandchildren Jeremy, Jed, and Kyla; five brothers, Merle (Cheryl) Stralow of Tennessee, Lowell Stralow of Clinton, Iowa, Roger Stralow of Morrison, Illinois, Gilbert Stralow of Morrison, Illinois, Larry Stralow of California, numerous nieces and nephews and a friend Dale DeCrane of Tampico, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 14, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with the Rev. Daniel Behmlander, pastor of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Rock Falls, officiating. Burial was in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.
Contributed by Debbie Thormahalen - Prophetstown Echo 8 July 2008

GEORGIA LAVONNE (DENNIS) RICHMOND , 78, of Pleasant View Nursing Home, Morrison, IL, died Wednesday, March 28, 2007, at the nursing home. LaVonne was born September 8, 1928 in Milledgeville, IL, to Noah M. and Sarah I. (Fleming) Dennis. She was educated in the Milledgeville grade school and graduated from Milledgeville High School. She married Herbert R. Richmond on March 1, 1953 in Morrison. He died February 14, 2006. LaVonne was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Morrison, where she had taught Sunday School. Survivors include two daughters, Becky Willey (Steve Sturtevant) of Morrison and RoAnn (Mrs. Steve) Porter of Morrison; four grandchildren, Heather (Mrs. Ben) Porter-Engwall, Justin (Jessica) Porter, Holly Porter, and Ashley Willey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herb; one sister, Leone Olson; two brothers, Donald and Wayne Dennis.




HERBERT R. RICHMOND , 76, of IL, died Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, IL. Herbert was born May 13, 1928 to Paul E. and Mary (Carroll) Richmond in Morrison, IL. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County schools. Herb married Georgia L. "LaVonne" Dennis on March 1, 1953 in Morrison. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was engaged in farming in the rural Morrison, IL area and later operated Richmond Trucking, retiring in 1996. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Morrison where he served as a trustee and usher. He was a member of the Dunlap Lodge #321 AF & AM in Morrison. Survivors include his wife, LaVonne; two daughters, Becky (Steve Sturtevant) Willey and RoAnn (Mrs. Steve) Porter both of Morrison; four grandchildren, Heather (Mrs. Ben) Porter-Engwall, Justin (Jessica) Porter, Holly Porter, and Ashley Willey; three sisters, Joann (Mrs. Myrle) Linton of Coleta, IL; Mrs. Mary Lou Johnson of San Bernardino, CA and Mrs. Jane Jackson of Clinton, IA; two brothers, Harry (Pat) Richmond of Morrison, IL and Daniel (Lois) Richmond of Beloit, WI. He was preceded in death by two children in infancy; three brothers, Frank, John, and Arthur Richmond.

NOLAN J. RICHMOND , 21, of Houston, TX, formerly of Morrison, IL, died Thursday, May 26, 2005 in Houston. Nolan was born May 25, 1984, in Morrison, to William E. Richmond and Carolyn S. Wiersema. He was educated in the Morrison grade schools and graduated from Morrison High School in 2002. He went on to attend Universal Technical Institute in Houston, TX, graduating in 2004 and receiving a degree as an automotive and diesel technician. He was currently employed with Katy Quick Lube in Katy, TX. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Katy, TX and a former member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison. Survivors include his mother, Carolyn Wiersema of Morrison, IL; his father and step-mother, William E. (Rachel) Richmond of Katy, TX; two sisters, Tracy Richmond of New York City, NY and Karen Richmond of Morrison, IL; one step sister, Erica Plock of Katy, TX; one step brother, Brent Plock of Katy, TX; grandparents, Florence Wiersema of Morrison, IL and Leroy Fisher of Sterling, IL. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jane Fisher, Marvin Wiersema and Harold Richmond.

VERNIE (SHERWOOD) RICHMOND , was born in Lyndon, Sept. 1, 1877. She was the daughter of Ira and Mary Sherwood. She graduated from the Lyndon school in 1896 and in 1900 she was united in marriage to Wiley Richmond of Morrison. She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, and son, Keith, aged six years, two sisters, Mrs. James French and Mrs. George Wheelock, of Erie; two brothers, Clifton of Michigan, and Clifford of Rockford, Ill. Mrs. Richmond’s death was caused by tuberculosis and has been ill for over two years. The funeral was held Thursday [05/27/1915] when Rev. Potter made a prayer and interment was made in the Lyndon cemetery. The floral offerings were beautiful. The pallbearers were friends from Lyndon. She leaves many friends in Prophetstown as well as other towns. (The Sterling Daily Standard, June 5, 1915)

The remains of Mrs. Wiley Richmond were brought to Lyndon for burial Thursday [05/27/1915]. Vernie Sherwood was born in Lyndon September 1, 1877. She was a daughter of Ira and Mary (Grimes) Sherwood. Her girlhood was passed in her native place where she graduated from the public school in the class of 1896. At early age she united with the Lyndon Methodist church and Sunday School. She was married in 1900 to Wiley Richmond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Richmond, of Morrison, near where the couple lived for some time. Five years ago the family went to Portland, Oregon, where they have since resided. The deceased is survived by her husband, one son, Keith, aged six years, two sisters, Mrs. George E. Wheelock of Erie, Mrs. James French, and two brothers, Clifford of Rockford, Ill., and Clifton of Michigan. The parents and one sister, Mrs. Anna Peters, died a few years ago. The deceased had long been a sufferer from consumption and her death, though bringing sorrow to her former friends, was not unexpected. The funeral was held at the Methodist church Thursday. The pall bearers W. E. Fox, C. E. Kniskern, Henry Ahrens, John Ahrens, Frank Millikan and Fay Riley. The numerous floral offerings were very beautiful and the remains were laid away in the family lot in Lyndon cemetery.
Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Gazette, May 28, 1915

MARIAN C. (TESSMAN) RUMMEL , 81, of Morrison, IL, died Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Morrison. Marian was born February 22, 1924, in Morrison, to Charles and Clara (Sieh) Tessman. She was educated in the Morrison schools, graduating from Morrison High School. She married Gerald G. Rummel on March 14, 1942 in Kahoka, MO. He died November 28, 2001. Marian and her husband engaged in farming in the rural Morrison area. Survivors include three daughters, Judy (Mrs. Dick) Larkins and Mary Jo (Mrs. Phil) Tichler, both of Morrison, and Glenda Norman of Erie, IL; nine grandchildren, Shela (Mrs. Mike) Wiersema, Barb Hester, Gerald (Kim) Larkins, Michael (Tracy) Norman, Melissa Norman (Brett McCormick), Melinda (Mike) Shaw, Brad Tichler (Brooke Redell), Matt (Jackie) Tichler, Jennifer (Mrs. Jamie) White; twenty great grandchildren; two brothers, Victor (Viola) Tessman of Sullivan, IL and Donald Tessman of Morrison. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald; one sister, Frances Blackert; two brothers, Edwin and Clifford Tessman

MRS. BURGET RUNNELS , 83, well known Milledgeville club woman and active in civic affairs for many years, died at 12:45 this morning at the Manor Nursing Home in Polo. The body was brought to the Woodin Funeral Home in Milledgeville. Funreal services will be conducted at the Milledgeville Brethren Church Thursday [09/11/1958] at 3 p.m. the Rev. F. H. Rowsey, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Cemetery. Amy Leona Runnels was born July 2, 1875 in Lee County, the daughter of Stephen and Mary Eastabrook Hendrick. She came to Milledgeville with her parents while a young child and spent the remainder of her lifetime here. She attended the State Normal School at Normal and taught for many years at rural schools in the Milledgeville and Chadwick communities. She was married to Dr. Burget Runnels of Milledgeville on June 30, 1908 by the Rev. Whitter, pastor of the Milledgeville Brethren Church. He preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1945. She was an active member of the Milledgeville Brethren Church, the Loyal Daughters Sunday School class; past matron of Bernice Chapter OES; charter member and past president of the Woman’s club and Garden Club; a member of the Scottish Rite Woman’s Club; White Shrine of Freeport; and served as secretary of the High School Board of Education for a number of years. Surviving is one son, Attorney Ormand Runnels of Polo

Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Gazette, September 9, 1958, page 2, column 2 ___

ANNA (MEYERHOFF) RUSHMEYER , 86, of Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison died May 30, 1988. Funeral services were held at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Burial was at the Our Savior Lutheran Church Cemetery. Anna Catherine Meyerhoff was born July 2, 1901 in Mt. Pleasant Township, the daughter of Adolf and Bertha (Rosenow) Meyerhoff. She married Bernhard H. Rushmeyer on January 8, 1920 in Morrison. She was educated in rural Whiteside County schools, was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, the church’s Ladies Aid Society and taught Sunday School for 38 years. She was a resident of Resthave since June, 1986, and prior to that lived in the Round Grove area, served on the Morrison Community Hospital Auxiliary and had been a pink lady for several years at the hospital. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy (Donald) Houseman, Morrison; one son, Arthur, Lyndon; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, one sister, and two brothers.
Cotnributed by Barry Johnson

BERNARD H. RUSHMEYER , 72, R.R.2 Morrison, died June 20, 1967 in Morrison Community Hospital, the result of injuries sustained in a car-pickup truck accident at the intersection of the Lyndon Blacktop and a gravel road, two miles south of Route 30. Funeral services were held at Our Savior Lutheran Church at Hopkins. The Rev. Ervin Junkans officiated with burial in Hopkins Cemetery. Bernhard Rushmeyer was born March 13, 1895 in Genesee Township, the son of Onke and Marie (Hans) Rushmeyer. He was reared and educated in Genesee Township. He married Anna Meyerhoff January 8, 1920 in Morrison and farmed in the Morrison area, moving to Round Grove five years ago. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, a World War I veteran and a member of the Resthave board of directors. He is survived by his widow, Anna Rushmeyer, one son, Art Rushmeyer, Lyndon; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Houseman, Morrison; three sisters, Mrs. Marie (Ernest) Landheer, Morrison; Mrs. Hanna (Ben) Johnson and Mrs. Theresa (Carl) Dirks, both of Sterling, and eight grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, one granddaughter, one sister and one brother in infancy.
Contributed by Barry Johnson

MARIE (HANS) RUSHMEYER , 88, widow of the late Onke Rushmeyer, was found dead in bed September 9, 1949 at the home of her brother, Gerhard Hans, 908 Fourth Ave., Sterling. She had not been ill previously, having been up and around as usual, retiring the previous night in good health. The body was taken to Reynolds funeral home in Morrison. The funeral services included prayers at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marie (Ernest) Landheer, in Morrison and from Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hopkins Township, with the Rev. Arthur Oetting officiating. Committal was in Hopkins Cemetery. Pallbearers were: grandsons: Alfred Johnson, Leroy Dirks and Elmer Johnson of Sterling, Walter and Robert Landheer and Arthur Rushmeyer of Morrison. Mrs. Marie (Hans) Rushmeyer was born October 19, 1860 in Aurich, Germany, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hans. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Germany. On February 28, 1882 she was married to Onke Rushmeyer in Germany, and soon came to the United States. They lived in Sterling for two years, then farmed in Sterling and Genesee Townships. Since the death of her husband she has lived in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Marie (Ernest) Landheer of Morrison. Surviving are her children: Mrs. “Dena” (Charles) Johnson of Emerson; Mrs. Theresa (Charles) Dirks and “Hanna” (Ben) Johnson of Sterling; Mrs. Marie (Ernest) Landheer of Morrison; and one son, Bernard of Morrison. One son died in infancy. She also is survived by her brother, Henry Hans of Ideal; William Hans of Denver, Colorado; and Gerhard of Sterling; and one sister, Mrs. Anna Duden of Sterling. There are 20 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. One grand-child and one great-great-grandchild preceded her in death.
Contributed by Barry Johnson

ONKE RUSHMEYER , 66, a well known farmer of Genesee Township passed away at his home, October 22, 1919, after a lingering illness. Onke Jacob Rushmeyer was born at Hohenkirchen, Jeverland, Germany, February 8, 1853. He was united in holy wedlock with Marie Hans on February 26, 1882, and soon after brought his bride to this country, arriving in Sterling on April 14, 1882 - where for two years, they made their home, after which they resided on a farm in Genesee Township. Their union was blessed with six children, one son dying in infancy on Jan. 17, 1883. Four daughters and one son are left with their mother, to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father: Mrs. Dena (Charles) Johnson, Mrs. Charles Dirks, Mrs. Bernard Johnson, Mrs. Ernest Landheer, and Bernhard - who resides at home. He also leaves thirteen grandchildren. Mr. Rushmeyer was a true Christian, joining the Lutheran Church when a boy and had always been a faithful member. He has been a great sufferer these last twenty-five years, being afflicted with rheumatism, but always patient, never complaining. On May 8, 1919 he was seized with hemorrhages and since then failed rapidly. The funeral was held at the Hopkins German Lutheran Church where a large concourse of relatives and friends were in attendance. The Reverend Arthur Oetting officiated. Six neighbors acted as pallbearers: Ed Folkers, Will Folkers, Charels Schwitters, John Cordes, Charles Balster and Fred Folkers.
Contributed by Barry Johnson

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