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Author: Sarah Hanviriyapunt

Farm Bureau At a Glance – Week of January 2, 2019

As we start the new year, I want to thank everyone who reads my column. It never ceases to amaze me the people who I cross paths with and say they read this. I think I have mentioned before how I live in a world where I believe no one reads this. It actually makes it easier for me to write that way. I know I am not a great writer and sometimes I start babbling as I am at a loss to say. As I was reminiscing this past week, I remember as a little girl I would...

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Kay L. Sweitzer

Kay L. Sweitzer — February 11, 1957 – December 19, 2018 Kay L. Sweitzer, 61, of Lanark, IL, passed away on December 19, 2018 at home. She was born on February 11, 1957 in Freeport, IL, to Hank and Alice (Moore) Sass. She married Richard A. Sweitzer on May 26, 1979 at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Shannon, IL. She worked 34 years at Honeywell/Micro Switch in Freeport, and was involved in the Shannon Food Pantry, Pitter Patter Pantry, Eastland Council of Churches, and various church offices at Cherry Grove. She was a member of the Cherry Grove Church of...

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Rebecca Haag

Rebecca Haag — October 20, 1934 – December 30, 2018 Rebecca “Becky” Haag, age 84, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois passed away peacefully on December 30, 2018 at Liberty Village Nursing Home in Freeport surrounded by her husband and family members. A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, January 4, 2019 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll with a Moose Service of Tribute being held at 4:45 p.m., prior to the visitation. Cremation Rites will be accorded following the visitation. A celebration of life will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Savanna Moose Lodge, with a meal to follow. Burial of her cremated remains will take place in Oakville Cemetery, rural Mt. Carroll at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Becky was born October 20, 1934 in Mt. Carroll the daughter of Theodore and Ethel (McCray) Lantz. She attended Mt. Carroll High School. She and her husband James L. Haag were married at the First Lutheran Church in Mt. Carroll on September 9, 1951. They celebrated 67 years of marriage. Becky and Jim lived in Mt. Carroll all of their lives where they raised their family. Along with being a stay at home mother to their four children, she worked at the Ben Franklin Store and Good Samaritan Center in Mt. Carroll. Becky enjoyed sewing, crafting, ceramics and...

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James “Jim” Quest

James “Jim” Quest — August 10, 1931 – December 29, 2018 James “Jim” Quest, age 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Alpine Fireside Nursing Home in Rockford, Illinois. Cremation Rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 4, 2019 at Hope United Methodist Church, Chadwick. A memorial gathering will be held from 9:30-11:00 a.m., prior to the memorial service at the church. Burial of his cremated remains will take place in Chadwick Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Hope Methodist Church, 79 Snow St., Chadwick, Illinois 61014 or the Chadwick...

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June Kingery

June Kingery — May 21, 1926 – December 22, 2018 June Kingery, age 92, of rural Lanark, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018 at her home. A memorial service was held at the Cherry Grove Church of the Brethren. Having committed her life to teaching and educating, June chose to have her body donated to Northern Illinois University, so students may continue to learn, even in her passing. June was born on May 21, 1926, near Lanark, the daughter of Ted and Mary (Tarner) Kingery. Growing up on the family farm instilled in her a sense of responsibility to her community...

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