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  • John E. Hill
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on August 24, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    John E. Hill, age 64, of Thomson, IL, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport, IA. Cremation rites will be accorded. A funeral service will be held at 11am Tuesday, August 27, at the Church of God in Mt. Carroll. Visitation will occur Monday, August 26, 2019 from 4pm to 7pm at Law Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll, and at the Church of God, one hour prior to Tuesday’s service. A memorial fund has been established in John’s name. John was born July 19, 1955 in Clinton IA, the son of George and Betty (Kruse) Hill. He attended Fulton schools, graduating with the class of 1973. On September 6, 1975, John married Laurie Sour; and together the two went on to have two children. John dedicated 30 plus years of his life to working for Chemplex in Clinton, most recently named Lyondell Basell. After his retirement, he became a home and property inspector. John was an avid golfer, and a member of Oakville and Lake Carroll country clubs. He enjoyed keeping busy, whether it was carpentry, fixing and tinkering with things around the house, or serving as “parks and recreation manager” (as he put it) of his property. But most of all, John loved spending time with his family. Family trips to Florida and Disney World were always a favorite, and he adored every minute he could spend with his grandchildren. John will be dearly missed by his wife Laurie; his sons Jason (Laura) Hill of Mt. Carroll, IL and Scott (Stacy) Hill of Thomson, IL; his five grandchildren, Allen, Olivia, Deacon, Kylie, and Dillon; his three brothers Dave (Gini) Hill of Clinton, IA, Jim (Cindy) Hill of Clinton, IA, and Mike (Karen) Hill of Albany, IL; his sister Lisa Hill of Florida; and many nieces and nephews. John is preceded in death by his parents, and his sister Pam Hill. […]

  • Derick Scott Parker | 08/20/2019
    on August 20, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Eileen Carol Melancon
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on August 18, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Eileen Carol Melancon, age 83, of Hanover, Illinois, passed away at home in the care of her family on Thursday, August 15, 2019. A funeral service with full military rites will be held 4:00 p.m. Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover. Visitation will be held 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded and burial of ashes will take place at sea at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Hanover Volunteer Fire Department. Family and friends are invited to share in Eileen’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Eileen was born December 9, 1935, in Wykoff, Minnesota, the daughter of Carl and Zeta (Egen) Loll. She graduated from Stewartville High School. Eileen served as a Communication Specialist in the United States Navy during the Korean War. On November 5, 1955, Eileen married Orville Melancon in Stewartville, Minnesota. They later moved to northwest Illinois. Eileen and Orville raised six children and celebrated 56 years of marriage until Orville’s passing in 2012. Eileen worked as a private nurse, caring for the elderly in the Galena area for many years. She also previously managed the Victorian Mansion and Hillman Manor Bed & Breakfast in Galena. Before retirement she also worked at the Elizabeth Nursing Home. She was a member of Hanover VFW, American Legion Auxiliary, Hanover Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary, the Galena Lions Club as a Lioness, a Red Cross volunteer, and past EMT with the Galena Ambulance Association. In the 60s, she was on the “Queen for a Day” TV show and won 2nd place. Eileen enjoyed painting and ceramics. Eileen will be dearly missed by her four sons, Kim (Ada) Melancon of Galena, Illinois, Kevin Melancon of Hanover, Kyle (Janet) Melancon of Chicago, Illinois, and Orville Jr. (Andrea) Melancon of Hanover, Illinois; her daughter, Regina (Richard) Melby of La Crosse, Wisconsin; eleven grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; and three sisters, Mary Hanson of South Dakota, Janice Loll of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Cathy (Merle) Sheare of La Hoya, California. Eileen is preceded in death by her husband, Orville; a son, Richard; a grandson, Richard, Jr.; two brothers, Bud and Bill Loll; and two sisters, JoAnn Reynolds and Helen Schwartz. […]

  • Ruth Ermel
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on August 17, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Ruth “Darlene” (Ritchie) Ermel, age 92, of Savanna, Illinois, passed away Saturday August 17, 2019 at Waverly Place in Stockton, IL. A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday August 21, 2019, at 1:30p.m. at Savanna Township Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to share in Ruth’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Ruth was born March 17, 1927, in Savanna, Illinois, the daughter of Earl and Cora (Diehl) Ritchie. In 1950, Ruth married Joseph Stompanato, who passed away in 1966. She then married Henry Ermel on September 20, 1972. Ruth began her working life at Ballas Tavern and Pizza, and later worked for a truck stop and grocery store in Idaho. Although these occupations were nice, her most rewarding venture may have been working for a beach front motel for 16 years. She was a member of the Women of the Moose. In her spare time, Ruth loved to read and to solve crossword puzzles. Ruth will be dearly missed by her husband Henry; her sister, Eunice Bowers of Savanna, Illinois; sister-in-law, Sally Ritchie of Savanna, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents Earl and Cora, first husband Joseph, and brothers Raymond, Bernard, and Boyd. […]

  • Howard J. Dauphin
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on August 16, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Howard J. Dauphin, age 77, of Mt. Carroll, IL, passed away Thursday August 15, 2019 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, IL. A funeral service will be held at 11am, Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Law Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Mt. Carroll. Visitation will take place on the day of the service, from 9am to 11am. A memorial fund has been established in his name. Howard was born June 21, 1942, in Savanna, IL, the son of Vic and Vera (Gillespie) Dauphin. He attended Savanna Schools, graduating from Savanna High School with the class of 1961. On May 5, 1963, Howard married his wife of 56 years, Diane Hafer. From 1964 to 1988 Howard hauled milk and grain for Hafer Trucking. In 1988, he and Diane started Dauphin Trucking Company, which Howard operated until his retirement in 2006. An avid hunter and fisherman, Howard loved the outdoors, and rarely turned down a good card game with friends. He also valued his community, serving as a volunteer firefighter for the Mt. Carroll Fire Dept. for 23 years. The people of Mt. Carroll will miss seeing Howard drive his truck around town with his dog Buffy hanging out the window, white fur flowing in the wind. Most of all, Howard loved his family. Howard will be dearly missed by his wife, Diane; two sons, Darrin Dauphin of Mt. Carroll and Eric Dauphin of Mt. Carroll; two granddaughters, Lindsay Dauphin of Mt. Carroll and Lauren Dauphin of Mt. Carroll; Brother in law Denny Hafer of Mt. Carroll, and numerous friends and members of his extended family. Howard is preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Victor Dauphin. […]

  • Donald "Fly" Fehlhafer
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on August 15, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Donald “Fly” R. Fehlhafer, age 55, of Lanark, IL passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in his home, with his family by his side, in the care of Heartland Hospice. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Lanark Church of the Brethren. Burial will follow at the Lanark City Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 4pm to 7pm Friday, August 16, 2019, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials will be given to the Lanark Volunteer Fire Dept. Donald was born September 14, 1963, in Postville, IA, the son of Edward Clarence and Vonda Lou (Boleyn) Fehlhafer. He attended Lanark schools, graduating from Lanark High School with the class of 1983. Donald drove a truck for Nutrien (formerly CPS) of Lanark for a number of years, and worked with several area farmers. A proud participant in his community, Donald was a volunteer Firefighter for the Lanark Fire Dept. and was a member of the Lanark Mens Club. Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed motorsports. He’d spend hours riding motorcycles, and working on race cars with his friends at Garnhardt Motorsports, serving as part of the pit crew for the Garnhardt team. When he wasn’t delving into his hobbies, Donald loved spending time with his nieces and nephews, who he treated like his own children. He cherished family and friends and loved being apart of the lives of both; always being available in their times of need. Donald was known for his positive attitude and his wonderful smile. Donald will be dearly missed by his father and step-mother, Edward Fehlhafer and Anne Lindsay, of Lanark; two brothers, Gary (Heidi) Fehlhafer of Sioux Center, IA and Tommy (Sue) Fehlhafer of Princeton, IL; a sister Susan (L. Ben) Chase of Pekin, IL; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews Donald is preceded in death by his mother, Vonda Lou Fehlhafer in 2009. […]

  • David James Rose | 08/14/2019
    on August 14, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Helen Diane Recoy | 08/13/2019
    on August 13, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Marvin Hans Sr. | 08/12/2019
    on August 12, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Charles T. Parish | 08/11/2019
    on August 11, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Mary Helen Castro-Weiler
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on August 9, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Mary “Helen” Castro-Weiler, age 81 of Savanna, Illinois, formerly of Kewanee, Illinois passed away Thursday, August 08, 2019 at home taking her secret potato salad recipe with her. A celebration of Helen’s life will take place from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., on Tuesday, August 13 at Manny’s Pizza in Savanna. Cremation rites have been accorded. Helen was born December 18, 1937, the daughter of Frank and Antonia (Camarena) Castro in Savanna. She attended Savanna High School and graduated with the Class of 1958. Helen did restaurant work and later went into factory work as a line worker. In retirement she enjoyed helping others at the Senior Center in Kewanee. Aunt Helen enjoyed watching Wheel of Fortune and reading. Family meant the most to Helen, she truly treasured the time she spent with her nieces and nephews. Aunt Helen will be lovingly remembered by her nieces and nephews; three sister in-laws, Lupe Castro of Savanna, Angelina Castro of Chicago, Illinois and Judy Castro of Rock Falls, Illinois. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mary Adrian, Esperanza Sanchez; six brothers, Raymond Sr., Joe (Mary), Manuel Sr. (Emilea) Frank, George and Richard Castro, she was also preceded in death by her birds and two dogs, Chula and Paco. She will be fondly remembered by all as Aunt Helen. […]

  • Christina Laurent
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on August 9, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    Christina Marie Laurent, of Mount Carroll, IL passed away Sunday July 28, 2019, at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded. Christina was born December 6, 1963 in Oklahoma, the daughter of Kenneth Larsen and Laura Hawkins(Getz). She will forever be remembered as a tremendously hard worker, always putting forth her best effort towards her job. She worked as a grocery clerk in her younger years, before becoming a CNA. After witnessing, first hand, her mother’s struggles with aphasia, Christina focused her energy on helping those with similar difficulties. Working in the dementia and alzheimer’s wing at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, IL, she was able to make a difference in many people’s lives. When she wasn’t hard at work, Christina loved searching for good deals online, and spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed any time she had with her beloved grandchildren. Christina will be dearly missed by her sons, Charlie (Sara) Laurent of Chadwick, IL, and Anthony Laurent of Mount Carroll; daughter, Sarah Laurent of Mount Carroll; three grandchildren, Nicholas, Ashley, and Stephanie; and her brother, Mike (Pam) Larsen of Mississippi. Christina is preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers, Eric Larsen and Karl Larsen. […]

  • Duane Lester Kruse
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on August 8, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Duane Lester Kruse, age 80, of Lanark, IL, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019 in his home. Cremation rites will be accorded. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 12, 2019, at the First Brethren Church in Lanark at 11 am. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 4 pm to 7 pm at First Brethren Church, and also one hour prior to Monday’s service. The Masonic Rite will take place during the Sunday visitation at 6:30 pm. A memorial will be established in his memory. Family and friends are invited to share in Duane’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Duane was born July 12, 1939, in Freeport, IL, the son of Lester and Doris (Butterbaugh) Kruse. He attended Freedom School as a child, graduating from Lanark High School with the class of 1957. On November 14, 1958, at the Baptist Church in Mt. Carroll, Duane married his wife of 60 years, Doris Gelwicks and they were blessed with four children. Duane built a legacy, breeding and raising purebred Angus cattle for 50 years. He established DeKap Angus Farm in 1968. Last year his herd was recognized by the American Angus Association as a Historic Angus Herd. Duane sold Angus Bulls throughout the Midwest for many years. In 1998, he was named Illinois Seed-stock Producer of the Year. Duane traveled the country attending numerous Angus events and was a regular at the Denver Stock Show. Duane worked hard on his family farm and was a recipient of the Carroll County Conservation Farmer of the Year Award. When he wasn’t hard at work, Duane enjoyed dancing, flying his airplane, and family events. Duane was a member of the Lanark Masonic Lodge. Above all else, he loved and valued his family. Duane will be dearly missed by his wife Doris; one son, Dan (Mary) Kruse of Mt. Carroll IL, three daughters, Dena (Mike) McKnight of DeKalb, IL, Danita (Dick) Emford of Lena, IL, and Darci (Josh) Francque of Dixon, IL; eight grandchildren, Mistia Cook, Jose Castro, Rebecca Kruse, Haley Emford (fiancé, Kyle Johnson), August Emford, MD, Mary Francque, JD (fiancé, Andrew Lauver), Victor Francque, and Alyssa McKnight; four great-grandchildren, Jozlynn, Cutter, Priseis, and Cyrus; two sisters, Darlene Breemes of Greenwood, NE and Diane (Frank) Konfrst of Blair, NE; and a sister-in-law, Marcie Kruse of Lanark, IL; and nieces and nephews. Duane is preceded in death by his parents Lester and Doris Kruse, brother Darryl Kruse, and brother-in-law Jerry Breemes. […]

  • Robert Floyd Cini
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on August 5, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Robert Floyd Cini, age 69, of Starkville, MS returned to his heavenly home on August 2, 2019. Originally from Iron Mountain, MI, he spent his high school years in Savanna, IL, and later graduated from Quachita Baptist University in Arkansas while on a football scholarship. In 1972, he married Peggy Jo Breuning of Savanna, IL before entering the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 23 years of honorable service which included duties as an aviation, armor, and logistics officer. His last active duty assignment was The Professor of Military Science at Mississippi State University. He had an unwavering love for this country and an unconditional and selfless love for his family. After retirement, he taught Junior ROTC at Starkville High School and held multiple military contractor positions in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Peggy Cini, his three children, Kerri (Bo) Irby, Matthew (Shannon) Cini and Aaron (Courtney) Cini, and five grandchildren: Kendall Cini, Ross Cini, Amelie Cini, Carson Cini, and Reagan Irby. He is also survived by his mother Gladys Cini of Savanna, IL, one sister Deborah Cini of Davenport, Iowa and one brother Michael Cini of Castle Rock, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his father Amedeo Cini and one brother Norman Cini. Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday August 6, 2019 from 10:00 am -11:00 am at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville, with a funeral mass at 11:00. Burial will take place in the church columbarium following the funeral mass. […]

  • Rosemary M. Thain | 08/04/2019
    on August 4, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Gerald S. Dorich | 08/03/2019
    on August 3, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Michael D. Miche | 08/03/2019
    on August 3, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Elizabeth "Betty" A. Krontz
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on August 2, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    Elizabeth “Betty” A. Krontz of Thomson, IL passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at 4pm Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Law Jones Funeral Home in Thomson, IL. A visitation will be held from 2pm to 4pm, the day of the service. A memorial fund has been established in Betty’s name. Betty was born June 23, 1935 in Sturgis, Michigan, the daughter of Leo and Goldie (Ross) Hudson. On May 30, 1953, she married Stanley Krontz, Sr. Together, the two had 8 children. Over the course of her life, Betty was a homemaker, then worked for National Lock, and ultimately the Thomson school system. Betty was an avid breast cancer research and St. Jude’s supporter. She enjoyed gardening and camping. When she wasn’t outside, enjoying the sunshine, she could be found sewing, crocheting, or working on puzzles; often times ending her day cooking, and cozying up with a book. Most of all she loved her family. Much of her time was spent with her grandchildren; supporting them at their sports events. She was affectionately referred to as “Saint Betty” by many who loved her. Betty will be dearly missed by her husband Stan; five sons, Stanley (Sandi) Krontz, Jr. of Mackinaw, IL, Michael (Linda) Krontz of Thomson, IL, Alan (Cindy) Krontz of Edwardsville, IL, Kevin (Melissa) Krontz of Fulton, IL, and Phillip (Janette) Krontz of Polo, IL; two daughters, Rebecca (Stephen) Atherton of Thomson, IL and Laura Banks of North Aurora, IL; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; and long-time family member, Donna Kramer. Betty is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Susan Kaufman; brother, Harold Hudson; son Thomas Krontz; and grandson James Balk. […]

  • Madeline Marie Wright | 08/01/2019
    on August 1, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Eileen Turner | 07/31/2019
    on July 31, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Donna Lou Flack
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on July 30, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    Donna Lou Flack was a loving Mother, Spouse, and caring teacher throughout her life. At the age of 90, Donna passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at Javon Bea Hospital, Rockford, Illinois. Memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3rd at the Community United Church of Christ, followed by a celebration of life service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the Community United Church of Christ, Savanna, with Pastor Niel Shoffner officiating. Inurnment will be in the Savanna Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Donna’s honor to savannaveteransmemorial.org/donations.html Donna was born March 5, 1929 in Thomson, Illinois, the daughter of Louis and Ethyl (Shaw) Mickelson. As a youngster, she attended the Tehan Country School, and graduated from the Fulton High School in 1946. Donna attended Mount St. Clair College in Clinton, Iowa, then later the University of Wisconsin Platteville, receiving a Bachelors Degree in Education in 1965. On November 20, 1948 Donna married Eugene “Gene” Flack. They celebrated 62 lovely years of marriage until Eugene’s passing. Donna worked as a teacher from 1948 to 1984, impacting the lives of many Savanna area students. She proceeded as a substitute teacher for many years until retiring. Donna was a member of Savanna Service Club, PEO, and Delta Kappa Gamma. She spent many years with the Savanna Jr. Women’s Club and was a Girl Scout & Cub Scout Leader. Donna maintained a strong faith, was a natural leader, and enjoyed being active within the community. She loved reading, visiting with friends, and traveling with Gene. Most of all, Donna cherished her family, especially her grandchildren. Donna will be dearly missed by her sons Todd (Roberta) Flack of Mt. Prospect, Illinois and Clarence (Carol) Flack of Clinton, Iowa; 5 grandchildren, Isabella, Marisa, Sean, Heather and Corie; one brother, Allan Mickelson of Golconda, Illinois; two sisters, Pam (Kenneth) Brown of Savanna, Illinois and Denise (Delbert) Hamilton of Trenton, Illinois. Donna was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Ethyl, her husband Gene, sister Lyla Hoyt, and brother Gerald Mickelson. […]

  • Edwin R. Curry | 07/29/2019
    on July 29, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Darryl Kruse
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on July 26, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Darryl Kruse, of Lanark, IL passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Allure Nursing Home of Mt. Carroll, with his loving family by his side. Cremation rites will be accorded. A Celebration of Life will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 12pm to 2pm at Law Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll. A time of sharing will take place at 1pm. A memorial fund has been established in Darryl’s name. Darryl was born April 11, 1937 in Stillman Valley, IL, the son of Lester and Doris (Butterbaugh) Kruse. He attended Lanark schools from childhood through high school. After high school, Darryl married Hazel Zumdahl; together the two had four children. Later in his life, after Hazel’s untimely passing, Darryl found his wife of 41 years, Marcie McKean. They were married in Livingston, MT on April 11, 1978, on Darryl’s 41st birthday. Marcie always said, that made it pretty hard for him to forget their anniversary. With the addition of Marcie and her two children, Darryl’s clan grew to eight. Ultimately a seventh child was brought into this world, growing Darryl and Marcie’s family to a total of nine. Darryl loved to travel, and was fortunate enough to make a career out of what he loved. He became a long haul trucker, hauling everything from livestock to chemicals, all over the country. Throughout his 40 plus years driving, he worked for companies such as Siber Tank Line, Yellow Freight, Warner Lambert, Glen Wall Trucking, and Briggs Transportation. When he wasn’t hitting the open road, Darryl had a many interests that kept him busy. He enjoyed a good football game or NASCAR race, riding his motorcycle, watching old westerns (especially Lonesome Dove), listening to old country music, and getting his hands on anything that would satisfy his over-sized sweet tooth. But most of all, Darryl loved spending time with his family. As his grand kids came of age and began to participate in sports and activities, you could be sure to see Darryl, cheering them on. Darryl will be dearly missed by his wife, Marcie; four sons, Roger (Julie) Kruse of Lanark, IL, Rodney (Lori) Kruse of Monticello, IL, Randy (Kathleen) Kruse of Freeport, IL, and Kelly (Shanda) Miller of Dixon, IL; 3 daughters, Kathi (Michael) Conner of Chicago, IL, Kirsten Fletcher of Hilton Head Island, SC, and McKala Kruse of Chicago, IL; one brother Duane (Doris) Kruse of Lanark, IL; two sisters, Diane (Frank) Konfrst of Blaire, NE, and Darlene Breemes of Greenwood, NE; 15 […]

  • John Doyle
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on July 24, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    John Doyle, age 59 of Galena, IL passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque. Cremation rites have been accorded. John was born August 6th, 1959, son of Lawrence and Marvine (Ranberg) Doyle. John attend Elmwood Park High School, and graduated with the class of 1978. John loved Galena, there was no place he would rather be. He loved to socialize with his friends all over town, and especially liked to listen to the many musicians that would play downtown. John also enjoyed preforming magic, and had a great interest in photography. John will be dearly missed by his siblings, Mary Danz of Elgin Il, Ken (Chris) Doyle of Elmwood Park Il, Kathy (Niles) of Hazel Green Wi, and Richard (Lisa) Doyle of Elizabeth Il. John is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Marvine Doyle, and his brother, Larry Doyle. […]

  • Marita June Myers
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on July 23, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Marita Myers, age 84, of Mt. Carroll, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Allure Nursing Home, Mt. Carroll. A funeral service will be held 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:30 Wednesday, July 31, 2019, prior to the service. A memorial fund has been established in Marita’s honor. The family requests that attendees refrain from wearing perfumes due to family allergies. Marita was born June 8, 1935, in Mt. Carroll, Illinois, the daughter of Ralph and Ethel (Yoeman) Frederick. On July 6, 1956, Marita married Leslie Myers. They raised two children and celebrated 40 years of marriage until Les’s passing in 1997. Marita worked as a seamstress for most of her life. She also provided child care for many years, even sitting for kids at 80 years old. She was a member of Oakville golf league and was a good bowler. She always was on the go. She loved kids, and her pride and joy in life were her great-grandchildren. Marita will be dearly missed by her son Mitchell (Laureen) Myers of Mercer, Wisconsin; her daughter, Debbie (Ray) Miller of Byron, Illinois; four granddaughters, Kali Matson, Kelsey (Wade) Novak, Kinzie (Richard) Macias and Coya (Zack) Shorter; four great-grandchildren, Colt, Hannah, Raelyn and Kaine; with one due in August, Jase; and a sister, Ruby (James) Johnson of Mt. Carroll. Marita is preceded in death by her husband Les; her parents Ralph and Ethel; her brother, Larry; and her sister, Arta Lou Schriener. […]

  • Betty Ann Notz
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on July 23, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Betty Ann Notz, age 90, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, died Sunday, July 21, 2019 at home. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Savanna, Illinois. Burial will take place in St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Savanna. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to the service at the Church. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com Betty was born June 19, 1929, the daughter of Henry and Anna (Traum) Hartman in Thomson, Illinois and grew up on a farm. She attended High School in Savanna, where she met the love of her life, Albert Notz. On January 1, 1948, Betty and Albert married at the St. Peter Lutheran Church parsonage in Savanna. Together they raised four children and celebrated 71 years of marriage. Betty worked for National Lock, Alco, and the Eaton Corporation. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Savanna. Betty had a special fondness for dolls, butterflies and flowers. She loved cooking, baking, gardening, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchilden. Betty will be dearly missed by her husband, Albert; four children, Nicholas Notz of Mt. Carroll, Jan Riedel of Canal Winchester, Ohio, Torey Notz of South Wayne, Wisconsin, and Brenda Arnold of Freeport, Illinois; four grandchildren, Heidi (Matt) Dillon, Heather (Chuck) Comfort, Holly (Mark) Tanzillo and Dean Klein; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Kramer of Sterling, Illinois, Luella (John) Garrison of Sterling, and Darlene Voss of Morrison, Illinois. Betty is preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Anna; a grandson, Daniel, Jr., 12 brothers, and one sister. […]

  • David Edward Lee Sr.
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on July 22, 2019 at 1:49 pm

    David Edward Lee, Sr. passed away in his home in Sabula, IA, Thursday, July 18, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Law Jones Funeral Home in Savanna, IL. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Sabula, IA, immediately following the service. A memorial fund has been established in David’s name. David was born March 24, 1955 in Dodgeville, WI, the son of David H. Lee and Rita (Jorgensen) Jenkins. He attended school in Livingston, WI, graduating from Iowa-Grant High School in Livingston, in 1973. Following high school, David enlisted in the United States Air Force, serving four years. He was a military police officer for much of his time in the service. In 1979 he graduated from Southwest Tech in Fennimore, WI. David spent many of his working years, with Moore Business Forms in Monroe, WI. He had a knack for mechanical work; working as a machinist, operating printing presses. In his later years with the company, David moved to the sales and marketing side, excelling in his new position. In his free time, he loved to take to the skies. He was a licensed pilot and owned his own plane for a period of time. David always enjoyed the outdoors. He loved spending his summer days on the Mississippi River and at Sabula Lake, camping and boating with his family. David will be dearly missed by his two daughters, Stephanie Lee of Madison, WI, and Alexandria Lee of Brodhead, WI; one son, David Lee, Jr. of Dubuque, IA; four sisters, Teena (Doug) Franzen of Sabula, IA, Melody (Jeff) Loy of Dodgeville, WI, Michelle (Mike Wallace) Marshall of Sabula, IA, and Elizabeth (Mark) Lee of Coolidge, GA; three brothers, Scott (Angi) Lee of Maquoketa, IA, Tom (Sandy) Lee of West Bend, WI, and Skip (Brenda) Lee of Wisconsin; one granddaughter, Kennedy Steinmann; his former wives, Deb Dressen and Dorene Beck; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. David is preceded in death by his father, his brother Bobby Staver, and his stepfather Bill Jenkins. […]

  • Scott Worley | 07/21/2019
    on July 21, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Anne Lorena Hudson | 07/20/2019
    on July 20, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Dorothy Irene McLain | 07/19/2019
    on July 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Helen O. Isherwood | 07/19/2019
    on July 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • William "Bill" Jennings Van Meter Jr.
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on July 16, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    William “Bill” Jennings Van Meter, Jr. , previously of Savanna, IL, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 in Belvidere, IL. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Law Jones Funeral Home in Savanna, IL. A visitation will be held from 9 am to 11 am, Thursday, prior to the service. Burial will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in Sabula, IA. A memorial fund has been established in Bill’s name. Bill was born September 20, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY, the son of William Jennings Van Meter, Sr. and Adrianne “Ann” Doris Reeder. After graduating Nanuet Senior High School in NY, Bill honorably served four years in the United States Marine Corps and studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bill’s trade as a tooling engineer kept the family moving throughout the Midwest: Savanna, Clinton, Indianapolis, Carthage and Rockford. Bill retired from Chemtech Plastics, Inc. in Elgin Illinois after being employed for several years. Bill was a natural athlete with numerous league trophies in billiards, bowling, and golf. His tireless practice on the driving range, putting greens, and chipping in the house resulted in three hole-in-ones in his lifetime. While already well accomplished, Bill’s greatest achievement has been as a grandparent ---- “we love you papa”. Bill will be dearly missed by his former wife, Janice Lynn Van Meter of Rockford, their daughter Elizabeth (Michael) Yeast of Chandler, AZ; son Joshua Van Meter of Chicago, IL and Candace Van Meter; one brother, Robert (Bob); four sisters Ethel Ann, Linda, Karen and Debra; three grandchildren, Sofia Lynn Van Meter, Elias Jennings Yeast, and Maddox Robert Yeast. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter in law, Karen Van Meter (2017). […]

  • L.Charmaine Blaser | 07/16/2019
    on July 16, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Teresa Ann Hansen | 07/15/2019
    on July 15, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Marlin Hoffmann
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on July 15, 2019 at 1:50 am

    Marlin Hoffmann, age 88, of Spragueville, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Preston, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for the Wounded Warriors Project. Family and friends are invited to share in Marlin’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Marlin was born June 25, 1931, in Elvira, Iowa, the son of Bernhardt and Anna (Kruse) Hoffmann. He graduated from Calamus High School in 1949. Marlin served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was deployed to Germany with the 1279th Engineer Battalion. While attending Radio Operator School in Germany, Marlin was deployed to assist the country of Holland during the devastating 1953 North Sea Flood with setting up radio communications. He spent three weeks there and received special thanks from Holland’s Queen Juliana for his work. After returning home, Marlin married Nola Jean Struble on May 19, 1957 in The Little Brown Church in the Vale, Nashua, Iowa. Marlin would say with a smile, “I learned to compromise after I met Nola.” They raised a daughter Kay, and celebrated 48 years of marriage, until Nola’s passing in 2005. Besides doing some cabinet making, concrete work and farming, Marlin worked 18 years as a carpenter for G.L. Stockham & Son. He then went into the carpentry business for himself. Marlin was a member of the Am Vets in Preston and American Legion in Spragueville. He was a past member on the Jackson County Historical Society. Marlin served as a councilman of Spragueville for 54 years. He enjoyed all kinds of woodworking. Marlin will be dearly missed by his sister Darlene (Kenneth) Jeffries of Davenport, Iowa; two sister-in-laws, Marie Hoffmann and Joy Eads; several nieces, one nephew; great nieces and great nephews. Marlin is preceded in death by his parents Bernhardt and Anna, wife Nola, daughter Kay in 2008, brother Delbert, brother-in-law Charles Eads, and nieces Karen Bush and Kendra Jeffries. […]

  • Barbara J. Hitz Melhus
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on July 12, 2019 at 7:31 pm

    Barbara J. Hitz Melhus, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Rockford, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Mount Carroll, IL. Inurnment will then take place at Oak Hill Cemetery, in Mount Carroll. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, PEO Sisters, or the First Baptist Church. Barbara was born February 15, 1928, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Dr. Leonard and Pauline (Amstutz) Hitz. She grew up, and graduated high school in Chicago. Barbara was a loving mother of two daughters, Paula and Laura. On December 1979, she married Larry Melhus in Mount Carroll, he passed away in 1986. Barbara spent most of her life caring for those she loved. Barbara will be dearly missed by her two daughters, Paula Fossum of Mason, MI, and Laura (Rod) Heeringa of Everson, WA; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; four nephews; and two nieces. Barbara is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jimmy “Doc” Hitz, and Jack Hitz; her baby sister Mary Jo; and two great-grandsons, Jakob Kralapp and Case Heeringa. […]

  • Robert L Falls
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on July 12, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Robert L Falls, age 65 of Thomson, IL passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his home. Cremation rites have been accorded. Robert was born April 23, 1954 at the old Hospital in Savanna, IL, the son of Robert E. and Mary (Rogers) Falls. He attended Thomson schools and graduated from Thomson Community High School with the Class of 1972. Robert was employed by the Savanna Army Depot for most of his life. At the depot he worked as a security officer, and was the last person to “lock up” after the depot’s closing in 2000. Robert loved to solve word puzzles, especially the crosswords and cryptograms he would complete in local newspapers. He spent his evenings watching gameshows and westerns, and was an avid gun collector. On weekends Robert enjoyed doing handyman work with his cousin Jim. Additionally, Robert loved to cook, especially if he was trying a new recipe, or grilling out on a sunny summers day. Robert will be dearly missed by his sister, Helen “Arly” Falls Lipscomb; his niece, Shannon Lipscomb; two aunts, and numerous cousins. Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary Falls. […]

  • Larry I. Miller | 07/12/2019
    on July 12, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Janaan M. Arand | 07/09/2019
    on July 9, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Dick D. Deyo | 07/09/2019
    on July 9, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Cory Lawrence Baker | 07/05/2019
    on July 5, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Harriet Bushman | 07/04/2019
    on July 4, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Harry T. Huber | 07/02/2019
    on July 2, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Joseph Vincent Gillespie | 07/01/2019
    on July 1, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Sherryl L. Dombeck | 06/30/2019
    on June 30, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Robert Roach | 06/29/2019
    on June 29, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Howard J. Faley | 06/28/2019
    on June 28, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Evelyn Peek | 06/28/2019
    on June 28, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Robert Duane Maxwell | 06/27/2019
    on June 27, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Joseph E. Noeske | 06/27/2019
    on June 27, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Adrian Mitchell Davenport | 06/23/2019
    on June 23, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Delma J. Oates | 06/20/2019
    on June 20, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Sharon Kay Schoonhoven | 06/18/2019
    on June 18, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Lona L. Friedlein | 05/28/2019
    on May 28, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • V. June Finn | 05/25/2019
    on May 25, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Catherine "Kitty" Elizabeth Buske | 05/25/2019
    on May 25, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Alden "Bud" Ethridge | 05/22/2019
    on May 22, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Eleanor Jean Schreck | 05/19/2019
    on May 19, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Deborah Lynn Wool | 05/08/2019
    on May 8, 2019 at 4:00 am

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  • Carol J. Endress | 05/04/2019
    on May 4, 2019 at 4:00 am

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