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  • Clarence S. Skonieczny
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 20, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Clarence S. Skonieczny, age 79, of Thomson, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Mercy Living Center in Clinton, Iowa. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., prior to the Mass at Antl Hall. A second visitation will also be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Colonial Funeral Home in Chicago, Illinois. Burial will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Niles. Clarence was born on July 24, 1939, in Chicago, the son of William and Florence (Goldian) Skonieczny. He graduated from Kelvyn Park High School in Chicago. Clarence served his country for five years as a radar operator in the United States Air Force. On June 11, 1959, he married Judith Lee. Judith passed away on December 5, 2000. Clarence later remarried to Arlene (Malysiak) Schwaller on March 22, 2003 in LaGrange, Illinois. Clarence’s 39 years of work for Littell in Schaumburg, Illinois took him all over the world. He worked as a Plant Manager and Director of Operations until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savanna and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing, boating, woodworking, his 1956 Oldsmobile, spending time with his family, and having a Manhattan at the end of the day. Clarence will be dearly missed by his wife, Arlene; three children, Michael (Toni) Skonieczny of Niles, Susan (Michael) Legrady of Barrington, Illinois, and Karen (Tom Pinkerton) Simon of Ingleside, Illinois; two stepchildren, David (Susan) Schwaller of Plymouth, Montana, and Sun Yung Shin of Minneapolis, Minnesota; 11 grandchildren, Sarah (Eric), Christopher, Ryan (Lucie), Brandon, Kasey, Dennis, Michelle, Drew, Sydney, Jae and Ty; two brothers, Ron (Ellie) Skon of Peoria, Arizona and Wayne Skonieczny of Tomahawk, Wisconsin, and one sister, Dorine (Lee) Kowalski of South Elgin, Illinois. Clarence is preceded in death by his first wife, Judith and his parents, William and Florence. […]

  • Delores M. Iben
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 19, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Delores Marie Iben, age 84, of Thomson, Illinois, formerly of Chadwick, Illinois passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton, Illinois. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019 at the First Lutheran Church, Chadwick. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 22, 2019 at the Church. Burial will take place in the Chadwick Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established in Delores’ memory. Delores was born on April 2, 1934, in Chadwick, the daughter of Vernon and Rosie (Alber) Daehler. She attended Chadwick High School, graduating with the Class of 1952. She later earned her nursing degree from the Swedish American School of Nursing in Rockford, Illinois in 1955. Delores married Lawrence Iben on January 8, 1956. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage and raised four children. Delores first worked as a Registered Nurse for the Good Samaritan Society in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. She later served as the Director of Nursing for the Good Samaritan Society in Prophetstown and Mt. Carroll, until her retirement in 1997. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Chadwick, where she was active in several church groups and the church choir. She enjoyed gardening, listening to music, playing piano and traveling. Delores was an avid Cubs fan, and a season ticket holder to the Timberlake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll. Delores will be dearly missed by her husband, Lawrence; four children, Gary (Lori Whitmarsh) Iben of Mt. Carroll, Craig (Lindy) Iben of Clinton, Iowa, Sharon Iben of Auburn, Illinois, and Amy (Brian) Wills of Carlinville, Illinois; six grandchildren, Stephanie (Ben) Lehman, Brian (Jeanelle) Iben, Noelle Iben and her husband, John Ricke, Shawn Iben, Haley Wills and Aaron Wills; three great-grandchildren, Aubrie, Weston and Whitley; and two brothers, Marvin (June) Daehler of Amherst, Massachusetts, and Mervyn (Mary Ann) Daehler of Antioch, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Rosie; a brother, Ronald Daehler; and a daughter-in-law, Jill Iben. […]

  • Brian Kaye Ferry
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 19, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    Brian Kaye Ferry, age 75, of Lanark passed away suddenly Sunday, February 17, 2019 at FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport, Illinois. A Celebration of Life gathering will take place 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll with a 6:00 p.m. Memorial Service. A memorial fund has been established in his memory. Brian was born at home January 20, 1944 in Elkhorn Grove Township, the son of Paul and Geraldine (Forry) Ferry. On November 27, 1965, Brian married Elaine Mae Singley at the United Brethren Church of Brookville. They celebrated 53 years of marriage. Brian worked as a maintenance worker for the City of Lanark for many years. He also enjoyed working on the farm of Duane and Doris Kruse. He liked watching tractor pulls, attending county fairs, John Deere tractors, and teasing good family and friends. Brian will be dearly missed by his wife, Elaine; his son, Donald Ferry of Lanark; his daughter, Holly Fink of Mt. Morris, Illinois; three grandchildren, Travis Anderson, Gage Fink and Madison Fink; a sister, Sharon Peugh of Lanark; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Brian is preceded in death by both parents; a son at birth, Ronald; a sister in infancy, Roseanne; a brother-in-law, Richard Peugh; an uncle, Gerald “Bud” Lavere Forry; and an aunt, Colleen (Crandall) Forry; and their daugther Linda (Forry) Moriarity. […]

  • Barbara "Pat" Pauline Siegner | 02/19/2019
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Debra A. Bolen | 02/19/2019
    on February 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Imogene Maxine (Blair) Miller
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 18, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Imogene Maxine (Blair) Miller, 96, formally of Woodbine, flew to the arms of her Savior, Jesus on February 17, 2019. Imogene was born in Wacker, Illinois near Savanna on May 26, 1922, daughter of Ralph Owen and Sadie Pearl (Rowe-Goodmiller) Blair. She was educated in Stockton Schools. Imogene married Eugene Sidney Miller on July 27th 1938 in the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Ia. Imogene worked at the Savanna Ordnance Depot, Atwood Manufacturing Co. and retired after 35 years at Economy Fire and Casualty Co. Imogene was not only an active member, but a Sunday School teacher for Grace Bible Church of Woodbine. She was a member of the Elizabeth Historical Society and the Jo Daviess County Farm Bureau for many years. She enjoyed reading, gardening, baking cookies, working on family genealogy, doing word searches and being outdoors—especially for those “family outings”. Imogene is survived by her three children, son, Jerry Miller of Elizabeth, daughter, Shirley (Paul) Fox of Lena, and daughter, Linda Miller of Loves Park; four grandchildren, Darren (Annie) Miller of Gilbert, Arizona, Dawn (Jeffrey) Yeager of Janesville, Wisconsin, Duane (Jana) Fox of Dyersville, Iowa, and Denise (Wade) Flack of Rock City, Illinois; 10 great-grandchildren, Nikolas and Ethan Miller, Dr. Brandon (Bailey) Yeager, Ariel and Kaden Yeager, Sydney and Taylor Fox, Tonya Orshall, Orion and Chloe Flack; and her special cat, Trinket. She is predeceased by her husband, Eugene, her parents, one brother, Donald, and two sisters, Doris Pohl and Marcella Roberts. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Elizabeth. Visitation will take place in the funeral home from 10:00 until the time of the funeral. Pastor Michael Burdett will officiate, and burial services will follow in the Elizabeth Cemetery. A luncheon will be at the Grace Bible Church of Woodbine following the burial. A thank you to FHN hospice for their wonderful care, friends and relatives that called, visited and wrote letters. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name. […]

  • Patrick Reimers | 02/18/2019
    on February 18, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Mildred Cooper
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 18, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Mildred Cooper, age 93, of Hanover, Illinois, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home, Elizabeth, Illinois. A Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hanover, with Father Dennis Morrissy as Celebrant. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. Visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 22, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m.. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com Mildred was born December 10, 1925 in Carneys Point, N.J., the daughter of Harold and Frances (Redman) Dean. She is a graduate of Penns Grove, Penns Grove, N.J. High School. On October 12, 1943, Mildred married Kenneth Cooper in Paris, Texas, just prior to Kenneth serving in the Army during WWII. They went on to raise a son, Jake, and celebrated 62 years of marriage until Ken’s passing in 2005. Mildred was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hanover. Mildred is survived by her son, Jake Cooper and daughter-in-law, Luba, of Lincoln, Nebraska; three grandchildren, Scott Cooper of Omaha, Nebraska, Valerie Cooper of Lincoln, Nebraska, Chris Cooper and his wife Mattie of Danville, California. Great-grandchildren - Gracie and Bowen Cooper of Danville, California. Mildred is preceded in death by her husband, both parents, and one brother, Harry. […]

  • Myrtle Parkinson | 02/17/2019
    on February 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Gordon R. Hogan
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 15, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Gordon R. Hogan, age 84, of Lakeside, California, formerly of Savanna, Illinois, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home from 10-11:00 a.m. Burial will take place in Savanna Township Cemetery. Gordon was born November 17, 1934 in Beloit, Wisconsin to Richard and Lilian (Wright) Hogan. He graduated from Beloit High School in 1953. Gordon served his country in the United States Navy from 1954-58 as a cook on the heavy cruiser, CA-73, USS Saint Paul. On September 3, 1983, Gordon married Leatrice “Lea” McCune. They celebrated 15 years until Lea’s death in 1998. Gordon worked as a traffic manager for REA Express in Iron Mountain, Michigan for several years, then as a shipping/receiving manager for Metform/MacLean-Fogg in Savanna until his retirement. Gordon will be dearly missed by his 2 surviving brothers, Harry and Lee Hogan, 4 stepsons, Tim, Randy, Jim and Bill McCune and 14 grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Leatrice and one son John H Hogan. […]

  • Beverly Hiam
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 15, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Beverly Hiam, age 95, of Mt. Carroll, died Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the Carroll County Good Samaritan Society, Mt. Carroll. Cremation rites have been accorded. […]

  • Frances Elizabeth Meader
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 14, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Frances Elizabeth Meader, age 103, of Clinton, IA, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at the Alverno Healthcare Facility in Clinton, IA. Cremation rites have will be accorded. Burial of her cremated remains will be held at a later date in the McCormick Cemetery in Highland Center, IA. Frances was born September 21, 1915 in Hedrick, IA, the daughter of Paul and Mary Lena (Davis) Bender. On December 15, 1934, Frances married Howard Wendell Meader. They celebrated 61 years of Marriage before Howard’s passing, December 17, 1995. Frances was a homemaker, who cherished taking care of her family. She enjoyed sewing, working with stained glass, volunteering with local 4-H clubs and the Brownie and Girl Scouts of America. She also enjoyed swimming exercises and long walks for many years. Frances will be dearly missed by her daughter Judith “Judy” (Meader) Bowen of Helena, MT; her brother James Bender of Lexington, KY; son-in-law Ronald Smith of Fulton, IL; son-in-law Bill Davis of Georgetown, TX; sister-in-law Lydia Bender of Chula Vista, CA; and niece Mary Weston of Dover, NH. Frances is survived by nine grandchildren, Shawn (Sharon) Smith, Renee (Dave) Adolph, Rhonda (Bruce) Badtke, Steve (Linda) Davis, Brett Davis, David (Berta) Davis, Cameron Davis, Trace (Molly) Bowen, Carrie (Chris) Jones; twelve great-grandchildren; Kelly (Jessie) Kiste, Nicholas Smith, Amy Smith, Zachary (Kelsey) Davis, Giulia Davis, Danica Davis, Garrett (fiancé, Nikki Johnson) Badtke, Rachel Badtke, Anna Badtke, Justine (Matt) Reinhart, Olivia (Ben) Rowan, Celestine Jones; and one great-great-grandchild, Analise Reinhart. Frances was preceded in death by her husband Howard; two daughters, Janet Smith and Gail Davis; one brother, Robert Bender; one sister, Margaret Whipple; and son-in-law Martin Bowen. Loved ones may be taken from us, but their memories will remain with us forever. […]

  • Daniel Wayne Shaner | 02/14/2019
    on February 14, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • David P. Wilbricht
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 13, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    David P. Wilbricht, age 85, of Hanover, Illinois, died Tuesday, February 12, 2019. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 15, 2019 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover, Illinois. A Scripture Wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m., following the visitation at the funeral home. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 16, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Hanover. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. David was born June 22, 1933 in Dubuque, Iowa, to Lester and Gertrude (Weitz) Wilbricht. He attended St. Mary’s Grade School, Loras Academy, and graduated in 1955 from Loras College. David married Sue Sullivan on February 4, 1961 and they resided in Hanover, Illinois most of their married life. David was a teacher, a school counselor and worked in general construction for about 10 years. He was the Director of Catholic Social Services for Jo Daviess County at the end of his working career. David was the mayor of Hanover from 1974 to 1978, served as an EMT and eventually President of the Hanover Ambulance Association. He was ordained a Deacon in the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Rockford in 1988, one year after his son was ordained as a priest in the Congregation of the Holy Cross. David found great joy and happiness in that role. David is survived by his wife and one son, Reverend Stephen S. Wilbricht, C.S.C. He is also survived by one brother, Richard Wilbricht of Kennewick, Washington; sisters Barbara Bertram of Edina, Minnesota, Patricia (Gerald) McAleece of Aiken, South Carolina, and Kristine (Arthur) Hanlon of Bartlett, Illinois; and one sister-in-law, Joan Fullam Wilbricht of Virginia Beach, Virginia. […]

  • Gretchen L. Wilson-Kalav | 02/13/2019
    on February 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Timothy Allen Davis | 02/12/2019
    on February 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Marilyn Altensey
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 11, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Marilyn Altensey, age 67, of Savanna, IL, passed away Friday, February 8, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mount Carroll, IL. A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Friends and family may share in Marilyn’s life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com Marilyn was born July 24, 1951, the daughter of Junior Thomas “Pat” and Cecelia (Parker) Gilbert in Clinton, IA. She attended Fairhaven Country Schools and Thomson Schools in her youth, before graduating from Savanna High School in 1969. On October 10, 1970, Marilyn married Matthew Altensey at her grandmother, Helen Parker’s house near Savanna, IL, Matt had returned home from his service in the U.S. Army. Marilyn began her working years at Eaton Corporation, later called Invensys. She worked at the Savanna plant, then later, the Hanover plant, for a total of over 30 years. Marilyn enjoyed visiting with family and friends over coffee or tea, reading, playing bingo, and cross stitch, and also had an adventurous side, as she loved to travel out west with her family, and go camping at Mississippi Palisades State Park. Marilyn will be dearly missed by her husband, Matthew Altensey of Savanna, IL; her son, Earl Altensey of Sabula, IA; her daughter, Veronica (Robert) Fredericks of Mount Carroll, IL; four grandchildren, Cody Altensey (Fiance Katie Beyer), Connor Altensey, Izabella Fredericks, and Zoe Fredericks; 2 great grandchildren Lily and Frankie; her mother, Cecilia Gilbert of Savanna; seven sisters and a brother, Vickie Trybus- Savanna, Karen Molinari- Rockford, Pamela ( Salvador) Mendez- Savanna, Doreen ( Butch ) Miller- Savanna, Gail Ann Themas- Savanna, Kim ( Jeff ) Knouse- Savanna, Tom ( Barb ) Gilbert- Mt. Carroll, and Cece Gilbert- Savanna; and several nieces and nephews. Marilyn is preceded in death by her son, Michael Paul Altensey, who passed soon after birth; her father, Pat Gilbert; and her 3 sisters, Sisters, Marie Sue Gilbert, Claudia Ann Gilbert, and Cathy Jo Koeller. […]

  • Nicholas James Bowser | 02/11/2019
    on February 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Michelle Brooks | 02/10/2019
    on February 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Harold William "Bill" Young
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 8, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Harold William “Bill” Young, age 73, of Hanover, Illinois, died on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community, Galena, Illinois. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Catholic Church of St. Mary, Elizabeth. Cremation rites will be accorded following the mass. A visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., prior to the mass at the church. Burial of his cremated remains will take place at a later date in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Elizabeth. A memorial fund has been established in Bill’s memory. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com Bill was born on March 1, 1945, the son of Walter and Ann (Artman) Young in Freeport, Illinois. He attended and graduated from Elizabeth High School. After graduation, Bill attended Culinary School. In his younger years, Bill enjoyed racing and working on cars. He loved to cook and cooked for several restaurants in the area. Bill enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre. Bill cherished the time he spent at Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community, especially with his close friend, Nick Weis. Most of all, Bill treasured spending time with his family and friends. Bill is survived by five children, Jennifer Buchanan of Hanover, Shane (Fildelfa) Young of Galena, Illinois, and Robert, Richard and Cole Young; five grandchildren, Taylor (Chuck Knauer) Buchanan, Marshall Buchanan, Gabriell Bourrette, Dominick DeFlippo, and Aydyn Young; one great grandson, Colbie Knauer; one brother, Tom (Dorothy) Young of Scales Mound, Illinois; one sister, Mary (Mike) Kruger of Apple River, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews. Bill is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Erica Young; one sister, Joann Bonjour; one brother, Jim Young; and one sister in-law, Jill Young. […]

  • Edward Francis Moon | 02/07/2019
    on February 7, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Kathi Thulen
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 6, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Kathi Thulen, age 60, of Savanna, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Swedish American Hospital, Rockford. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Savanna Bible Church, Savanna, with Reverend Michael Meyer officiating. Burial will take place in Savanna Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Rolling Hills Progress Center or the Savanna Bible Church in Kathi’s memory. Kathi was born February 1, 1959, the daughter of Wayne and El Rose (Atkins) Thulen in Savanna. She attended Savanna Schools. Kathi worked for Rolling Hills Progress Center for the past 35 years. Kathi enjoyed crosswords, completing puzzles and listening to music. She also enjoyed watching sports, especially the Chicago Cubs and the Minnesota Vikings. Kathi will be dearly missed by two brothers, Bill (Ginnie) Thulen and David (Brenda) Thulen, both of Savanna; one sister, Linda Eley of Mosinee, Wisconsin; and a brother-in-law, Ed Haring of Shannon, Illinois. Kathi is preceded in death by her parents, Wayne and El Rose; three brothers, Michael, Paul, and Robert; one sister, Elsie Haring; and one brother in-law, Sam Eley. […]

  • Betty J. "Betty Jean" Haymond | 02/06/2019
    on February 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Paul Seago | 02/05/2019
    on February 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Arlen “Arlie” Joseph Dahlman
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on February 1, 2019 at 3:44 am

    ​Arlen “Arlie” Joseph Dahlman, age 74, of Savanna passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at home in the care of his loving family. Arlie’s legacy and spirit lives on through his loving wife, Diane, and sons, Eric, Chad and Brett. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savanna. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 8, and 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Saturday, February 9, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Memorials may be given to FHN Hospice in Freeport, IL to honor Arlie’s life. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com ​Arlie was born August 27, 1944 in Sioux Falls, SD, the son of John and Dorothy (Schillinger) Dahlman. He grew up in Bridgewater, SD, where he graduated high school with the Class of 1962. Arlie earned his Civil Engineering degree in 1966 from South Dakota State University. After college, he came to Savanna beginning his career working as a civil engineer for the Milwaukee Railroad. On June 8, 1968, Arlie married the love of his life, Diane Hancock, in Savanna. He worked 33 years for the Savanna Army Depot as Chief of the Installation Support Division, retiring in 2001 as the Base Transition Coordinator. After retirement, Arlie joined his wife in real estate sales for Dahlman Realty in the Savanna area. ​Arlie played a major role in the operation of the Savanna Army Depot, serving many Commanders in its management. His passion and knowledge of the Depot was evident to anyone he worked with or met. ​Arlie was a devoted member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Savanna. He was sure to make his mother proud as he carried his strong faith throughout his life. He was a former member of the Jaycees, Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed golfing, motorcycling, gardening and fishing and had a passion for traveling. He will be remembered by many from his involvement in little league baseball and the Boy Scouts. ​Arlie was a great husband, dad, grandpa, and friend. He cherished the love he shared with Diane, and the days of raising their three sons into young men. He was also a proud grandfather (Papa) to Emily. During the last few years, Arlie counted on his strong family bonds to carry him through his battle with increasingly worsening health. ​Arlie will be dearly missed by his wife Diane of Savanna; three sons, Eric (Kathy) Dahlman of Savanna, Chad […]

  • William H. Williams | 01/31/2019
    on January 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Timothy Lee Stepanek
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on January 29, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Timothy Lee Stepanek was a brilliant, loving, and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. On January 22, 2019, in the care of his devoted wife, Timothy ascended into the presence of our lord god almighty through Jesus’ embrace. His family will hold a private service and burial. Friends and family may share in Timothy's life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. Timothy was born on May 30, 1953, in LaPorte, Indiana, the son of Julius and Velva Stepanek. He is a graduate of La Porte High School, with the Class of 1972. Timothy studied computer science in college while working many years at one of history's most famous and renowned United States Office of Sciences, Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois. His work with supercomputers, quantum computers, and mainframe systems at the Richard Feynman Computer Center at Fermilab assisted great physicists like Richard Feynman and many others with their scientific research and development. Richard Feynman was one of the originators of the idea of quantum computing and Timothy maintained those supercomputers. During his leisure, his joy was building, fixing and programming all types of computers, spending quality time with his daughter and granddaughter, and enjoying nature with his high school sweetheart of 45 and ½ years Becky Stepanek. Timothy will be forever missed by his wife, Becky Lynn Stepanek; daughter, Shannon Christina Shuman; and grandchild, Zoey Colette Shuman. […]

  • Marion L. Siedenburg
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on January 28, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Marion L. Siedenburg, 93, of Savanna, IL, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Community United Church of Christ, 346 Chicago Avenue in Savanna, with Pastor Niel Shoffner officiating. Burial will take place in Savanna Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, 4:00-7:00pm, February 1, 2019 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Memorials may be given to the Community United Church of Christ in Marion’s memory. Marion Faust was born October 8th, 1925 in Dubuque County, IA, the daughter of Emerald and Mildred (Schaller) Faust. She graduated from the University of Dubuque in 1946. On June 16th, 1951, she married George Siedenburg of Savanna. George passed away March 1, 2016. Marion taught school for a number of years in Dubuque County, Clinton, IA, and in Savanna. As an active member of The Community United Church of Christ, she taught Sunday School, served on various church boards, and assisted with the Youth Fellowship program. Marion will be dearly missed by two children: son, William Siedenburg of Thomson, IL; daughter, Sharon (Laurence) Wynne of Naperville, IL; 4 grandchildren, Rachael (Mike) Mishka; Brandon (Annette) Wynne, Jordan (Madeline) Wynne; and Colin (Skyler) Wynne; and 10 great-grandchildren: Ryan, Madison, Mackenzie, Michael, Tyler, Noah, Riley, Logan, MacKenna, and Brayden. Additionally, Marion leaves 3 sisters-in-law, 16 nieces and nephews, several cousins, and numerous dear friends and neighbors who have helped her immensely in these past years. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, 3 sisters-in-law, and 3 brothers-in-law. […]

  • Arlene Beatrice Brown | 01/28/2019
    on January 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Jameson Swanson of Stockton, Illinois | 01/28/2019
    on January 28, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Adrienne Ann Seagraves
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on January 27, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Adrienne Ann Seagraves, age 71, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away at her home on Sunday, January 27, 2019 with her children by her side. A memorial gathering and retrospective of art will be held on April 6 at the Galena Center for the Arts. “Adie,” as family and friends knew her, was the daughter of William and Dorothy (Eilenberger) Hickey of Chicago, Illinois. She attended Regina Dominican High School in Wilmette, graduating with the Class of 1965. She went on to Washington University in St. Louis and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. There Adrienne met David Seagraves, a fellow painter, and they married in 1973. The couple settled in the countryside of Hanover, Illinois, where she remained at home to raise their two children. Before moving to Elizabeth, Illinois in 1986, Adrienne maintained an immaculate garden at the Hanover “farm.” She displayed a natural gift for working the earth, one of her many talents. She never strayed from her artistic roots, always experimenting with a new medium. There were collages made of pressed leaves, charcoal drawings, masks, furniture painted to look like marble, jewelry, quilts. She began working in clay in the mid-nineties and opened Studio Work in Elizabeth in 2001. The gallery and studio featured her handmade pottery as well as works by other local ceramicists, painters and photographers. She was a founding member of Twenty Dirty Hands, an annual tour of local pottery studios. Grace Episcopal Church in Galena will fondly recollect her presence among its parish for the better part of twenty year. Adrienne enjoyed taking walks in the woods, sometimes collecting flowers, berries, mushrooms, or pinecones along the way. She was often joined by friends, but was also content on her own. Her admiration for the natural world is embodied in her art, whose themes so skillfully depict birds, insects, trees, and rolling hills. She loved soul music and classic R & B, at times recounting the memorable occasion of seeing James Brown perform in the sixties. In recent years, Adrienne was delighted by the arrival of two grandchildren. She treasured spending time with them, sharing her love of art through the simple joy of drawing together. She was always eager to show off the children’s most recent photos with friends and found great comfort in their smiling faces in her last days. Those that knew Adrienne will immediately recall her gentle, kind and gracious nature, her quiet […]

  • Gail D. Bowman
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on January 25, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Gail D. Bowman, age 59, of Savanna, Illinois, died suddenly on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 31, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, Savanna. Burial will take place in the Savanna Township Cemetery, Savanna. A memorial fund has been established in Gail’s memory. Gail was born on March 9, 1959, the daughter of Herman and Betty (Schnitzler) Bowman, Sr. in Savanna, Illinois. She attended Savanna High School and later attended Highland Community College in Freeport. Gail married William “Bill” Sedivy in 1979 and later married Darryl Law in 1987. Gail was the Assistant Manager for the R.I.A. Federal Credit Union in Savanna for thirty-five years. She was active in her community and served on the Savanna City Council and the Savanna Chamber of Commerce. She was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Deacon, on the church council, and as a past Sunday school teacher. Gail loved to travel, especially with her sister, Cleo. Gail enjoyed collecting Flamingo memorabilia and was a master Foosball player. In her spare time at home, Gail enjoyed watching classic T.V. shows and Disney movies with her Chihuahua, Anna. Most of all, Gail cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandkids. Gail will be dearly missed by her four sons, Dustin (Jodi) Sedivy of Savanna, Brandon “Pete” (Amy) Sedivy of Savanna; Beau (Vanessa Lopez) Sedivy of Savanna, and Luka Law of Savanna; eleven grandchildren, Jena, Degan, Carter, Emmitt, Orion, Abigail, Jasmin, Beau-Trevor, Caleb, Tahj, and Elijah; her mother, Betty Bowman of Savanna; one sister, Cleo Haynes of Savanna; two brothers, Herman (MaryPat) Bowman, Jr. of Merritt Island, Florida, and Rex Bowman of Savanna; and many nieces and nephews. Gail is preceded in death by her father, Herman; and one brother in-law, James Haynes. […]

  • Debra Lynn Andersen of Stockton, Illinois | 01/25/2019
    on January 25, 2019 at 5:00 am

    View The Obituary For Debra Lynn Andersen of Stockton, Illinois. Please join us in Loving, Sharing and Memorializing Debra Lynn Andersen on this permanent online memorial presented by Hermann Funeral Home. […]

  • Cathie Jo Kness | 01/24/2019
    on January 24, 2019 at 5:00 am

    View The Obituary For Cathie Jo Kness. Please join us in Loving, Sharing and Memorializing Cathie Jo Kness on this permanent online memorial presented by Schwarz Funeral Homes. […]

  • Harriet Lucy (Peggy) Ferguson
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on January 23, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Harriett Lucy (Peggy) Ferguson, age 90 1/2, met the Lord, Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Cremation rites have been accorded and no services will be held. […]

  • Lois M. Tucker of Stockton, Illinois | 01/20/2019
    on January 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Francisco Joey Huerta
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on January 18, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Our precious little angel, Francisco Joey Huerta was stillborn on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at F.H.N. Memorial Hospital, Freeport. Though he never spent any time with us on earth, he touched many of our lives. A gathering will be held from 11:00-1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Burial will take place in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Savanna. Francisco is the cherished son of Roberto Huerta and Melissa Ochoa of Savanna; brother of Gael Antonio Huerta; and beloved grandson of Cecelia Ruiz and Julio Ochoa of El Salvador and Francisco and Teresa Huerta of Puebla, Mexico. […]

  • David Lee Fulton
    by Law-Jones Funeral Home on January 18, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    David Fulton, age 68, of Hanover, Illinois, passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa after a brief illness. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Hanover United Methodist Church. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover, with Full Military Rites. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, January 21, 2019 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover. Memorials may be given for the Hanover VFW Club. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com. David was born December 13, 1950, the son of Ralph and Doris (Bearsley) Fulton in Savanna, Illinois. He attended Hanover High School, graduating with the Class of 1969. David proudly served his country from 1969-72 as a Boatswain’s Mate in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. On July 6, 1974, David married Susan Cousins in Scales Mound, Illinois. Together they celebrated 44 years of marriage and raised two children. David worked as a firefighter for the Rock Island Arsenal after transferring from the Savanna Army Depot in 1996, until his retirement in 2012. During winter he would work at Chestnut Mountain Resort, and Eagle Ridge South Golf Course in summer. He also worked as a butcher at Eighman’s Grocery in Elizabeth and Bill’s Royal Blue in Hanover. David was a member of the Hanover United Methodist Church, Hanover-Elizabeth VFW, Hanover Volunteer Fire Department and the Hanover American Legion. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, and spending time with friends and family. He was an avid River Ridge Wildcats and Minnesota Vikings fan. David will be dearly missed by his wife, Susan; two children, Becky (Mark) Brown of Elizabeth, and Bryan (Vicky) Fulton of Galena, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Aaron (Stephanie) Brown, Nick (Jen) Brown, Tarin (Matt) Grube, Nathan Brown, Andrew Brown, and Macey and Declan Fulton; four brothers, Gary Fulton of Warren, Illinois, Mark Fulton of Idaho, Donnie (Anita) Fulton of Texas, Kevin (Dee Dee) Fulton of Texas; three sisters, Patty Kurth of Hanover, Mary Jo (Don) Olsen of Hanover, and Debbi Cassidy of Belton, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. David is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Doris; a sister, Ruth Breckenridge; a brother, Jeff Fulton; and his mother- and father-in-law, Robert and Lyle Ann Cousins. […]

  • Charlene E. Huso of Stockton, Illinois | 01/10/2019
    on January 10, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Kay Dick of Stockton, Illinois | 01/01/2019
    on January 1, 2019 at 5:00 am

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  • Eloise Ann Rees of Stockton, Illinois | 12/27/2018
    on December 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

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  • Linda L. Kromm of Shannon, Illinois | 12/20/2018
    on December 20, 2018 at 5:00 am

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  • Wendy Sue Dawson of Madison, Wisconsin | 12/15/2018
    on December 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

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  • Donald Krug of Stockton, Illinois | 11/15/2018
    on November 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

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  • Joyce M. Wickler of Stockton, Illinois | 11/10/2018
    on November 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

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