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ALES, James O. "Dink" Jr.

October 11, 1995, Peoria Journal Star Page D7 COLFAX -- James O. "Dink" Ales Jr., 44, of Rainsville, Ala., formerly of Colfax, died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 1995, at St. Clair Correctional Facility in Springville, Ala. He was born June 25, 1951, in Pekin to James O. and Phyllis N. Hasty Ales Sr. Surviving are his mother of Colfax; one son, James O. III; one daughter, Josette Nadine Ales Koontz; four sisters, Phyllis Ann Hill of Manito, Barbara Cox of East Peoria, Judy Buck of Rainsville and Beth Marie Jones of Crossville, Ala.; three brothers, Tony William Ales of Ellsworth, Johnny Howard Ales of Bloomington and Thomas Jess Ales of Colfax; 26 stepgrandchildren; and 10 stepgreat-grandchildren. His father and one brother preceded him in death. He was an Army veteran, serving as a private first class. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Manito. Memorial services will be at a later date at Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Bellcourt, N.D. Arrangements are by Rainsville Funeral Home in Rainsville and local arrangements are by Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Colfax. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or any charity.

ANDERS, Wiebke C. (Stroh)

b. 2-9-1896 Anchor, Il Parents: Andreas Christian Stroh & Wiebke Cristina Ruther Stroh Wiebke m. Jack Anders d. 9-16-1971 Glendale Calif. Bur: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Hollywood Hills.

ANDREAE, Wilma J. Clausen

Wilma J. Andreae, 59, of Gibson City, a medical services worker, died at 1:25 p.m. yesterday 4-6-1989 at Mercy Hospital, Urbana. Mrs. Andreae died of cancer. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and for one hour before the service Sunday at the church. She was born 7-3-1929 in Drummer Twp, a daughter of Henry and Ella Schmidt Clausen. She married Ivan C. Andreae on 11-21-1948 in Anchor. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Mark, Gibson City; a daughter, Janie A. Mehlan, Lorton, Va.; her mother, Gibson City; four sisters, Lois Friese, Leesburg, Fla.; Elaine Boyd, Normal; Janice Riddle, Danvers; and Frances Henshaw, Minooka; and a grandson. She was preceded in death by her father. Mrs. Andreae had been a resident of Gibson City since 1948. She worked for the Gibson City Clinic for 33 years, then for Dr. Somchai Supawanich of Gibson City for 15 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Anchor, where she was a former Sunday school teacher and member of the choir. She also was a member of the Shufflin' Shoe Square Dance Club. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, the American Cancer Society or the Mercy Hospital Hospice Care Program.

ANDREAE, Thelma G. "Jerry" Osborne

Thelma G. "Jerry" Andreae, 60, of rural Colfax died at 9:50 p.m. Friday 12-18-1987 at Mercy Hospital, Urbana. Her funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Anchor. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 tonight at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and one hour before services Monday at the church. She was born 4-25-1927 at Strawn, a daughter of Earl and Flossie Deer Osborne. She married Marvin Andreae 12-7-1943 at Fairbury. He survives. Also surviving are a son, Marvin Eugene "Butch" Andreae, Mansfield; two daughters, Marie Martin, Tuscola, and Delores "Dolly" Watkins, Arthur; one sister, Doris Gouge of Florida; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Andreae was a resident of the Colfax area for five years. She was formerly of the Gibson City and Strawn areas. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

ARBOGAST, Merle

Pantagraph Jan. 6, 1967 Bloomington, IL MERLE ARBOGAST, RETIRED POLICE CAPTAIN DIES Merle Arbogast, 67, of 212 Florence Ave., a veteran Bloomington police officer who retired in 1954, died at 3:15 p.m. Friday in Brokaw Hospital. He had been under a physician's care for some itme His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Metzler Memorial Home, with the Rev. Robert Ashman officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery, Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home. Members of Voiture 40 et 8, American Legion will conduct a memorial service at 3 p.m. Sunday in the memorial home. Mr. Arbogast joined the police department in 1929 and during the next 25 years, moved up through the ranks, ultimately being named night captain in 1949, the post he held at his retirement. He was appointed identification officer in 1940 and set up the department's first records and fingerprint system, after receibing training a the Federal Bureau of Investigation school for police officers, in Washington D.C. He was promoted to sergeant of police in 1944. While police captain, Mr. Arbogast also served as McLean County assistant juvenile probation officer for six years. He resigned from that post in 1952. He was born Nov. 15, 1899 in Downs, the son of Bernard and Nettie Phillips Arbogast Evans Crowder. He was married July 22, 1930 to Pearl Willavize in Joliet. Surviving are his wife, a son, Dan Arbogast, 810 Sheridan, Normal; his mother, 1305 W. Monroe; a sister, Mrs. Mary Sheehan, Long Island, New York; three grandchildren. His father, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. Arbogast, a veteran of World War l, was a member of the American Legion and a past commander of the Louis E. Davis Post, a member of the 40 et 8, Bloomington Masonic Lodge No. 43, Bloomington Consistory and of Centennial Christian Church.

ARBOGAST, Paige N.

Saybrook - Paige N. Arbogast, 83, of York, Neb., formerly of the Saybrook - Arrowsmith area, died 8-27-1995 at York General Hospital. A memorial service was Sept 2 at East Avenue Methodist Church, York. Survivors, include his wife, Hester, York; one son, Lynn Arbogast, Hanover Park; one daughter, Linda Goertzen, Henderson, Neb.; and seven grandchildren. Other survivors include a daughter-in-law, Verna Arbogast, Hanover Park, and one son-in-law, Ron Goertzen, Henderson, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and one son. He was born 5-23-1912 in Arrowsmith. He grew up on a farm and graduated from Saybrook Community High School. He served in the Army during WWII, stationed in North Africa and Southern France. He married Hester Means on 6-14-1946. Mr. Arbogast was a welder and small-engine mechanic. He was a business partner in Saybrook with his brother, Ivan, until he retired in 1968. After retiring, he enjoyed volunteer work in each community in which he lived.

AYLWARD, Thomas

Feb. 15, 1901 edition of The Colfax Press Thomas Aylward died in St. Mary's hospital at Quincy last Friday. He was the only brother of Mrs. Keefe of Colfax, and spent part of his time here the past few years. Mrs. Keefe and son, Ben attended the funeral.

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BANE, Charles K.

The funeral of Charles K. "Chuck" Bane, 47, of Farmer City, formerly of Saybrook, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook, the Rev. Brad Dawson, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Bane died at 9:44 p.m. Thursday 12-22-1994 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana of injuries from an accident on Illinois 54, 1-1/2 miles north of US 136 in McLean County. He was born 10-12-1947 at Bloomington, a son of Darrell Lee and Rubie Messick Bane. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Bobbie and Rubie Morris, Charlottesville, VA.; three sons, Travis, Dallas; and Joshua C. and Wesley S., both of Farmer City; one brother, Terry L., Laurel, MD.; and one sister, Virginia Tidwell, Dallas. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Bane was the owner of Bull-X Inc. Farmer City. He was a member of Wesbein Methodist Church, Saybrook, and the Cheney's Grove Masonic Lodge 468, Saybrook. He was a life member of the National Rifle Assn and the Illinois State Rifle Assn. In 1985, he won the Il State action pistol championship; and in 1986 he won the high newcomer at the Bianchi Cup. He was an action pistol shooter high master and a member of the Saybrook Sportsmen's Club. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

BANE, Melba A. Beecher Quinn

Melba A. Bane, 79, of Sibley, a retired hospital employee, died at 9:30 a.m. yesterday 2-5-1992 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Anchor. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and from 2 - 3 p.m. Friday at the church. Mrs. Bane was born 10-26-1912 at Anchor, a daughter of John E. and Maude Hasty Beecher. She married Lee Quinn 11-4-1933 in Covington, Ind. He died 5-19-1975. On 9-22-1979 she married Charles Bane in Anchor. He survives. Other survivors include one son, Charles Quinn, Saybrook; one daughter, Judith Glascock, Sibley; one stepson, Bill Bane, Clarence; three stepdaughters, Mary McCormick, Tolono; Rose Beasley, Austin, TX; and Patricia Farris, Elliott; 24 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; two brothers, Delmar Beecher, Pontiac, and Ralph Beecher, Bloomington; and one sister, Mildred Trembley, Colfax. Mrs. Bane spent most of her life in the Colfax-Anchor-Saybrook and Gibson City areas and moved to Sibley in 1975. She was employed at Gibson Community Hospital for 10 years retiring in 1978. Mrs. Bane was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Sibley American Legion Auxiliary Unit. Memorials may be made to her church or the American Lung Association.

BAYLOR, Clara B (Phillips)

Pantagraph, Feb. 6, 1933, Bloomington, Illinois DOWNS - Mrs. Clara B. Baylor died at her home three miles southwest of Downs at 1:25 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 5, 1933), following a two week illness. She was the daughter of Theophilus and Lavina (WIlcox) Phillips. She came west with her parents in the fall of 1864 and was married Nov. 19. 1865 to David F. Baylor and had resided on the home farm since that time. Mrs. Baylor is survived by the following children; Florence, Burl, Elliott and Una, all living in the vicinity of Downs, also one step-daughter, Mrs. John M. Armstrong of 101 W. Irving Avenue, Normal. Mr. Baylor died Jan. 26, 1883, one son and one stepson are also dead. The funeral will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the late residence. Burial will be in Diamond Grove Cemetery.

BAYLOR, Francis Burl

Pantagraph Jan. 23 or 24, 1938 Bloomington, Illinois DOWNS - Francis Burl Baylor, township school treasurer for 25 years and former vice president of the Downs Bank, died at 11:30 p. m. Saturday (Jan. 22, 1938) at St. Joseph's Hospital. The body was removed to the J.H. Iden Funeral Home in LeRoy pending funeral arrangements. Mr. Baylor was a son of David F. and Clara B. (Phillips) Baylor. Surviving are two sisters and a brother; Miss Florence, Miss Ura and Elliott, all of Downs. Mr. Baylor lived all his life in Downs. He was a member of the Diamond Grove United Brethren Church.

BAYLOR, Margaret Florence

Pantagraph Nov. 13, 1947 Bloomington, Illinois Miss Margaret Florence Baylor of 506 North School Street, Normal, died Wednesday (Nov. 12, 1947) morning in Brokaw Hospital. She had been ill three weeks. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Stubblefield Memorial Home. Burial will be in Diamond Grove Cemetery at Downs. Miss Baylor was born Feb. 12, 1887, near Downs, a daughter of David and Clara (Phillips) Baylor. She had lived in Normal a year. She is survived by a sister, Miss Ura Baylor, at home, several nieces and nephews. Her parents, four brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

BAYLOR, Ura

Pantagraph March 10, 1958 Bloomington, Illinois Miss Ura Baylor, 82, of 506 N. School St., Normal died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday (March 9, 1958) at Brokaw Hospital. She had been ill two weeks. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Stubblefield and Son Memorial Home, with the Rev. Gordon White officiating. Burial will be in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Downs. She was born Oct. 8, 1875, at Downs, a daughter of Daniel and Clara (Phillips) Baylor. Surviving are 13 nieces and nephews. Six brothers and sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Diamond Grove United Brethren Church.

BECK, Laura Ortmann

The entire community was shocked by the sudden death of Mrs. William Beck at her home in the northwest part of town (Saybrook) Friday night(about 1925) after a sudden attack of uremic poisoning. The death is doubly sad as it leaves seven children motherless. Laura Ortmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ortmann, was born 9-12-1889. She moved with her parents to a farm north of Anchor 20 years ago and here was united in marriage with William G. Beck on 2-17-1909. To this union were born seven children, two sons and five daughters, all at home, the youngest of whom is but a month old. Mr. Beck is manager of the Standard Oil Co of Saybrook. Besides her immediate family Mrs. Beck leaves two brothers, William, of South Bend, Ind., and Clarence, at home; and two sisters, Mrs. Carl Klein, of this city, and Anna, at home. She was a member of the German Lutheran Church. The funeral services were held at the United Brethren Church in this city Monday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. A. Hahn pastor of the German Lutheran Church, north of town being in charge, assisted by Rev. Baughman, pastor of the U.B. Church. The remains were laid to rest in the South cemetery.

BECK, Mary E. (Bennet) Roberts

(no date available) Mrs. Mary E. Beck died at 3:20 a.m. Friday at Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington. She had been in poor health several years. The funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist Church, with the Rev. Fred G. Foster, Easton, officiating. The Rev. George M. Wilson will assist. Burial will be in Cheney's Grove Twp Cemetery. Mary Bennett, daughter of William and Jane Bennett, was born 7-2-1883, at Freetown, Ind. In 1902 she married Lewis Roberts of Freetown. The moved to Saybrook in 1909. Mr. Roberts died in 1928. She married William Beck in 1929. He died in 1939. Surviving are three sons, Leo Roberts, Gibson City; Lawrence, Saybrook; Lewis Williamson, in service; two daughters, Mrs. Avonelle Johnson, Saybrook; Mrs. Mildred Simmons, Gibson City; three brothers, John Bennett, Champaign; James Bennett, Farmer City; William Taylor, Saybrook; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Frymire, Galesburg; Mrs. Edith Gladd, West Palm Beach, Fla.; her stepfather, Hiram Taylor, Saybrook; 10 grandchildren; seven stepchildren. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

BECK, Etta M. Tjarks

Etta M. Beck, 91, of Gibson City, died at 2:30 a.m. yesterday 6-27-1992 at Gibson Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Dane Meuschke officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anchor. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and an hour before services Monday at the church. She was born 2-22-1901, at Sibley, a daughter of Gerhardt and Maria Jensen Tjarks. She married Ferdinand "Fritz" Beck 12-10-1919 at Bloomington. He died 4-24-1935. Survivors include a son, Marvin Beck, Elliott; a daughter, Dorothy Goben, St. Joseph; seven grandchildren; nine great-grand- children; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sons, five brothers and three sisters. Mrs. Beck was a member of the American Lutheran Church and the oldest member of the Garber Friendship Club for 68 years. Memorials may be made to her church.

BECK, Peter G.

Peter G. Beck, born 11-20-1849, Weddingstedt, Heide, Germany; died 2-12-1925 at the age of 75 yrs, 2 mo., 22 days. He came to America in 1872, settling in the Anchor neighorhood. Married 11-14-1880 to Mary F. Timcke, who died 7-8-1922. Both are buried in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anchor Twp. Children: Eliese D. Beck - died, age 3 Emma Johanna Beck Amanda Beck m. Charles Struebring Fredericka Beck m. David Martin „h William G. Beck m. Laura Ortman m. Mrs. Mary Roberts Herman F. Beck m. Elizabeth Huisman Peter Henry Beck

BECK, William Frederick

b. 12-13-1887, Duluth Minn. parents: Jacob B. and Emma Schoenfeldt Beck m. Ruby Allison 1-21-1914 at Bloomington d. 4-30-1952 at home in Lexington, Il. bur: Lexington Cemetery children: June Esther Beck, William Dale Beck and Farrell Francis Beck.

BECK, William G.

William G. Beck, 58, died at his home in Saybrook Friday night (8-11-1939) from heart ailment. He had been confined to his bed for two months. He was born 9-25-1881, at Anchor, a son of Peter G. & Wiebka M. Timcke Beck. He was married to Laura Ortmann 2-17-1909 who preceded him in death. July 22, 1930 he was married to Mrs. Mary Roberts. She survives with the following children and stepchildren: Lawrence, Evelyn, Willis Beck; Mrs. Irene Bowen of Saybrook; Esther of Pleasant Plains; Eleanor of Gibson City; and Mrs. Clara Harsha of Minn.; Mrs. Wilbur Johnson of Saybrook, Mrs. Shirley Simmons and Lawrence Roberts of Gibson City; also two brothers, Herman of Wisconsin, Henry of Anchor and one sister, Mrs. David Martin of Gibson City. The funeral services were held at the Saybrook United Brethren Church Monday afternoon at 2:30 , Rev. Fred G. Foster, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. Willis A. Locke, of the United Brethren Church. The remains were laid to rest in Riverview Cemetery.

BECK, William Wayne

Bloomington Pantagraph, 3-31-1986 The funeral of William Wayne Beck, 43, of Pocahontas, formerly of Saybrook, who died after a one-car accident Friday (March 1986) evening near Pocahontas, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Stensel-Calvert-Belangee Funeral Home, Saybrook, with the Rev. Tom Brown officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 tonight at the funeral home. He was born 5-18-1942 at Arrowsmith, the son of Lawrence William and Frances E. Outlaw Beck. He married Nancy Irene Neumann 4-26-1970 at Mattoon. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Saybrook, two sons, Lawrence William and Randall Wayne, at home; three daughters, Andrea Lee, at home; Theresa Lawson, LeRoy; and Tina Thompson, West Columbia, SC; a sister, Mary Ball, Saybrook; and a grandson. He was preceded in death by his father and a daughter. He was a truck driver. Mr. Beck was a member of the Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook and the Teamsters Local at Champaign.

BECKMANN, Margaretha Elsabea Hamm

Margaretha Elsabea Beckman, born 8-16-1824, Wesselburen, Province of Holstein Germany, died 4-14-1914 at Anchor, McLean County, Il at the age of 89 yr 8 mo 4 da. At the age of 27 (1851) years she married Herman Beckmann in Weddingstedt, Germany. He died in 1880 and is buried in Germany. To this union 10 children were born - seven died before her, including two daughters: Mrs. Margaretha (Johann) Schmidt and Mrs. Claudina (Otto) Guse, buried at St. John's. Four daughters and a son are buried in Germany. Living children: Mrs. Antje (Ferdinand) Landau, with whom she made her home and coming with them to America in 1908; Mrs. Anna (Otto) Moeller; Julius Beckmann of Hamburg, Germany; 22 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. Gibson City Courier 4-14-1914

BEECHER, Edward William

Edward Beecher, 68, of rural Colfax, died at 3:10 p.m. 12-15-1986 at Americana Healthcare Center, Normal. Services will be today at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. Officiating will be Pastor Melvin C. Blobaum with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, and one hour before the service at the church. Mr. Beecher was born 2-1-1918 in Anchor, a son of John Edward and Maude Emma Hasty Beecher. He married Melba Genevieve Hughes 9-23-1940 in Hannibal, Mo. She died 5-15-1977. Survivors include three daughters, Doris L. White of Fairbury, Alice J. Clodfelter of Normal, and Carol A. Sutton of Pontiac; three sisters, Ida Schleeter of Colfax, Melba Bane of Sibley and Mildred Trembley of Colfax; two brothers, Delmar of Pontiac and Ralph of Bloomington; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, a lifetime resident of the Colfax-Anchor area and farmed in the area. He was a past employee of the Pontiac Correctional Center, 1962. He was also a roofer for a number of years in Pontiac. Memorials may be made to his church or the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association. (The Colfax Press Thursday 12-18-1986)

BEECHER, Ernest Louis "Ernie"

Ernest Louis Beecher, age 93 of LeRoy died at 1:07 a.m. Wednesday 11-28-2001 at LeRoy Manor in LeRoy. Memorial services were at 4 p.m. Saturday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in LeRoy with Pastor Stephen Goodwin officiating. Graveside memorial services were at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Anchor followed by a service of celebration of Mr. Beecher's life at St. John's Lutheran Church. Visitation was from 3 - 4 p.m Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Beecher was born 3-30-1908 in Anchor Twp to Henry Claus and Margaret Wilhelmina Schroeder Beecher. He married Esther Siler on 1-11-1940 in Bloomington. Survivors include his wife, Esther Beecher; one son, John William (Cecilia Vucich) Beecher of Moorehead, MN and two grandchildren, Emma Elizabth Beecher, a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN and William Vucich Beecher, a junior at Stanford University in Stanford, CA; two nephews; one niece. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, William Carl Beecher and Carl Edward Beecher; two sisters, Ruby Golleher and an infant sister. Mr. Beecher ws baptized by Pastor Andrew Hahn at St. John's Luthran Church of Anchor; a church that his Grandfather Beecher helped found in 1877. He was involved in farming all of his life. Due to his father's death in 1922, Mr. Beecher quit school when he was 16 and began working with his brother William on the family farm north of Gibson City, which his parents bought in 1911. That farm remains in the Beecher family today. Since the early 1940's, Mr. Beecher farmed in West Twp, near LeRoy and Arrowsmith, with his wife, Esther. They retired in 1983 and moved into LeRoy. Mr. Beecher has been a resident of LeRoy Manor since February 1997. A longtime member of the LeRoy Country Club and the LeRoy Kiwanis Club, Mr. Beecher served for a number of years as a commissioner of the White Star Drainage District in West Twp. Mr. Beecher was a member of the Bloomington Consistory Class of 1950 and was a 50-year-member of LeRoy Masonic Lodge 221. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor. Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Beecher was a firm believer in the importance of education. He was a member of the Board of Education of the LeRoy Community Unit School District 2 from its organization in 1947 until April 1956, serving as president in 1954-55. Memorial contributions may be made to the LeRoy Education Advancement Foundation.

BEECHER, Henry Claus

b. 2-4-1876, Anchor Twp. d. 3-8-1920, age 44 - 1 - 4 He had suffered from cancer of the stomach for six years. He leaves his wife, Margaret Schroeder Beecher; three sons, Carl Beecher, William Beecher, Ernest Beecher, and a daughter, Ruby Beecher, all at home. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter. Gibson City Courier 3-11-1920

BEECHER, John Edward

The funeral for John Edward Beecher, 86, who died Friday night at the Kinsell Nursing Home, Saybrook, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, south of Anchor. Pastor Alexander Youck will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 9 p.m. Sunday at the Harper Funeral Home in Colfax. Mr. Beecher was born 2-13-1884 in Sibley, a son of William and Anna Stroh Beecher. He married Maud Hasty 2-21-1906 at Anchor. She died 1-30-1952. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Walter (Ida) Schleeter, Anchor; Mrs. Roy (Melba) Quinn, Gibson City; and Mrs. LaRue (Mildred) Trembly, Bloomington; three sons, Ed, Delmar and Ralph, all of Pontiac; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Lage, Gibson City, and Mrs. John Lorig, Waseca, Minn.; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. A son and a daughter, six brothers and two sisters, a grandson and a great-grandson also preceded him in death. Mr. Beecher was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church.

BEECHER, Marvin Louis

Marvin L. Beecher, 34, died at 8 a.m. Friday 8-18-1944 at St. Joseph's Hospital after an illness of six weeks. The body was removed to the M.B. Wilhoite Funeral Home in Colfax where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday and at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. The Rev. H.H. Harms will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born 7-18-1910 at Anchor, the son of John Edward and Maud Hasty Beecher. He married Miss Bell Zoll of Bellflower on 10-3-1935. They made their home in Arrowsmith, Il. Surviving besides his wife are three sons; Robert, Wayne and Larry; one daughter, Beverly Joan, all at home; his parents; three brothers, Edward and Ralph both of Colfax; and Delmar somewhere in the Pacific; Mrs. Ida Schleeter, Mrs. Melba (Roy) Quinn both of Anchor and Mrs. Mildred Trembley of Colfax.

BEECHER, Maude Emma Hasty

Mrs. Edward Beecher, 63, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday 1-27-1952 at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Bloomington, after a lingering illness. She was brought to the Easton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church at Anchor. Burial will be in the church cemetery; Rev. Carl Grabeman will officiate. She was born 6-8-1888 at Anchor, a daughter of Robert and Nealy Doane Hasty. She married 2-21-1906 at Anchor to Edward Beecher. Surviving are the husband; three sons, Ralph, Anchor; Edwin, Gibson City; Delmar, Colfax; three daughters, Mrs. Ida Schleeter of Anchor; Mrs. Melba Quinn, Gibson City, and Mrs. Mildred Trembly of Colfax; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Claude Hasty, Colfax; Clarence Hasty, Union; Clyde Hasty, Aurora; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Witmus, Saybrook; Mrs. Nora Schalper, Peoria; Mrs. Lois Dowdy, Decatur. She was preceded in death by the parents; four sisters and two brothers, one daughter, and one son and one grandson. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor.

BEECHER, Robert Louis

LeRoy High School Youth Dies of Leukemia Robert Louis Beecher, 15, president of the LeRoy High School sophomore class and a member of the student council, died at 11:25 p.m. Tuesday (no date on obit) in St. Joseph's Hospital. He had suffered leukemia and had been hospitalized several times during the past nine weeks. He was taken to the Stensel Funeral Home and will be taken to the family residence Thursday morning. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the LeRoy Christian Church with the Rev. John L. Boldon, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery at Anchor. Robert was born 5-30-1936 in Bellflower, a son of Marvin and Bell Zoll Beecher. His father died in 1943. He had lived in LeRoy the past 3-1/2 years. Surviving are his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Delmar Kimler; two brothers, Wayne and Larry Beecher; a sister, Beverly Beecher; a half-sister, Linda Kimler, all of LeRoy; a grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Zoll of Farmer City; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Beecher, Sr. Colfax. He was a member of the Lutheran Church in Anchor.

BEECHER, William August

William August Beecher died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lambert Brethorst in Colfax, at 12:20 a.m. Monday (1-29-1945). He was 92. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and at 1:30 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Anchor. The Rev. Hartwig Harms will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He was born in Tellingstedt, Germany 4-17-1852, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johann Beecher. He came to America when 20 to Danforth? Later he settled in Anchor Twp. He was a resident of the Anchor Community for 72 years. He was one of 24 charter members of St. John's Lutheran Church. 1-2-1873 he married Miss Anna Stroh in the Lutheran Church in Bloomington. They were parents of 11 children. His wife preceded him in death in 1903. Two sons also preceded him in death. 1-31-1905 he married Wilhelmina Bielfeldt, who died in 1923. He is survived by children, William, Jr., Louis, Emma Hinrichsen, Mrs. ? Lage, all of Anchor; Mrs. ...sta Brethorst, Edward, Her... all of Colfax; Adolph, OK.; Mrs. Louise Lorig, MN; 40 grandchildren; ? great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. **typist note: the left side of this obit was missing...did my best

BEECHER, William C.

William C. Beecher, 61, Gibson City died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday at Gibson Community Hospital, where he had been a patient two days. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Anchor, with the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Lamb Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Monday. The body will be taken to the church at noon Tuesday. He was born 6-17-1905, near Anchor, a son of Henry and Margaret Schroeder Beecher. He never married. He leaves two brothers, Ernest, Arrowsmith; and Carl of Madison, Wis.; one sister, Ruby Golleher, Whittier, Ca.; and three nephews. He had been a resident of the Gibson City area for the last 52 years and was a farmer. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

BEIER, Clarence "Pete"

The funeral of Clarence "Pete" Beier, 76, Colfax, who died Thursday 6-21-1984 was at 1;30 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Beier was born 9-4-1907 at Cooksville, a son of William C. and Anna Stuart Beier. He married Rose Marie Klintworth 2-9-1939 in Chenoa. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Bob of Ladd; three brothers, Carl, of Bloomington; Arthur of Cooksville; and Vernon of Goodyear, AZ; a sister, Agnes Pruitt of Saybrook and three grandchildren. Mr. Beier was a Standard Oil agent in the area from 1932 until he retired in 1969. He was a member of the board of directors of the Peoples State Bank of Colfax; a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor; and a past member of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce. Memorials may be made to his church or to the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association.

BEIER, Rose Marie Klintworth

Rose Marie Beier, 88, of Colfax, died at 6:20 a.m. Tuesday 10-17-2000 at Heritage Manor, Colfax. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, with the Rev. Robert Ferro officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is 4 - 7 p.m. Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax. Memorials may be made to her church or Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association. Mrs. Beier was born 2-8-1912 at Anchor, a daughter of Henry and Emma Schleeter Klintworth. She married Clarence William Beier on 2-9-1939 at Chenoa. **He survives. Other survivors include a son, Bob (Betty) Beier, Ladd; a sister, Bertha Hinrichsen, Colfax; a brother Edward Klintworth; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Mrs. Beier was a homemaker and a life-long member of St. John's Lutheran Church near Anchor. **typed as obit is written; however, Clarence Beier died 6-21-1984.

BIELFELDT, Myrtle A. Gilmore

Myrtle A. Bielfeldt, 92, of Anchor, died at 4:35 p.m. Tuesday 12-31-2002 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Colfax. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Stephen Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anchor. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Calvert and Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to a charity of the donor's choice. She was born 10-11-1910 at Gibson City, a daughter of Samuel and Sarah Louise Swearingen Gilmore. She married Walter Bielfeldt on 9-25-1929 at Anchor. He died 9-3-1989. Survivors include two sons, Donald (Norma) Bielfeldt, Anchor; and Larry Bielfeldt, Bloomington; three daughters, Marcelene (Orville) Eyer; Downs; Nancy (Bud) Clark, Blomington; and Vicki (Donald) Vance, Lexington; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters and twin daughters. Mrs. Bielfeldt was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor.

BIELFELDT, Fred G.

Fred G. Bielfeldt, 80, of rural Sibley, a retired farmer and a charter member of the Brotherhood of St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, died at 2:10 a.m. yesterday 12-14-1984 at Burnham Hospital, Champaign. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. Sunday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Mr. Bielfeldt was born 3-23-1904, at Anchor, a son of Adolph and Minnie Hensen Bielfeldt. He married Grace Gilmore on 3-16-1927 at Gibson City. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Ronald, Sibley; three daughters, Camilla (Bill) Lohmeyer of Strawn; Carol Boyle, Klamath Falls, Ore.; and Beverly Meginnes, Towanda; four brothers, Walter, Adolph, Jr. and Robert, all of Anchor; and Ralph, Colfax; three sisters, Amanda Stiegman, New Minden; Velma Wichmann, Melvin; and Evelyn Salyards, Clifton, TX; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a grandson preceded him in death. Mr. Bielfeldt farmed in the Sibley area until his retirement in 1974. He served on the Sibley Grade School Board of Education for many years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and its Brotherhood. Memorials may be made to the church or to a charity of the donor's choice.

BIELFELDT, Fred H.

The funeral for Fred H. Bielfeldt, 92, of Anchor, who died Monday 10-15-1984 will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor; the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, and for one hour before the service at the church. A Christian prayer service will be at 8 tonight at the memorial home. Mr.Bielfeldt was born 3-17-1892 in Anchor, a son of Frederick and Wilhelmine Maria Niesche Bielfeldt. He married Maria E. Riecks on 3-14-1912 in Anchor. She died 11-30-1983. Survivors include three sons, Edwin, of Anchor; Harold, Bloomington; and Rodell, Gibson City; a daughter, Marjorie Cumpston, Anchor; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A son, two brothers and six sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Bielfeldt was a retired farmer. He resided in Florida during the winter months for the last 20 years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor; Anchor School Board; Anchor Grain Board for more than 40 years; the board of directors of United Grain Association; and the board of Rural Electrification Association. He was a lifetime member of McLean County Farm Bureau, a member of St. John's Lutheran Church council, and a member of Senior Citizens Bowling League at Gibson City for four yeaers. In August 1983 he received a Senior Citizens championship bowling award. Memorials may be made to his church.

BIELFELDT, Grace L. Gilmore

Grace L. Bielfeldt, 80, a resident of Heartland Health Care Center, Paxton, and formerly of the Sibley area, died at 8:55 a.m. yesterday 1-17-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. She was born 8-4-1909 at Gibson City, the daughter of Sam and Sarah Swearingen Gilmore. She married Fred G. Bielfeldt 3-16-1927 at Gibson City. He died 12-14-1984. Surviving are one son, Ronald, Sibley; three daughters, Camilla Lohmeyer, Strawn; Carol Boyle, Klamath Falls, Ore.; and Beverly Meginnes, Towanda; eight grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clarence Gilmore, Saint Charles; Sam Gilmore, Elburn; and Virgil Gilmore, Sugar Grove and a sister, Myrtle Bielfeldt, Anchor. A brother, a sister, a step-sister and a grandson preceded her in death. Mrs. Bielfeldt lived most her life in the Sibley area. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Anchor, Dorcas Women, the Garber Club and the Anchor Club. She was a 30-year volunteer with the Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary. Memorials may be made to her church.

BIELFELDT, Harold F.

Harold F. Bielfeldt, age 83 of Bloomington died at 1:15 p.m. Friday 5-4-2001. His funeral service was at 1 p.m. May 8 at St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor with the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with military rites accorded by the Colfax American Legion Davis Kerber Post 653. Visitation was from 4 - 7 p.m. May 7 at the Metzler- Froelich Memorial Home in Bloomington and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to his church. Mr. Bielfeldt was born 10-5-1917 in Anchor, the son of Fred and Maria Riecks Bielfeldt. He married Bessie Lage on 9-14-1947 in Anchor and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Janet (Ted) Harms of Greenwood Village, Colo.; Carmen (David) Burns of Champaign; two brothers, Edwin (Lois) Bielfeldt of Anchor and Rodell (Audrey) Bielfeldt of Gibson City; one sister, Marjorie Cumpston of Anchor; five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother in infancy. Mr.Bielfeldt was a livestock and grain farmer in Anchor until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor and the Anchor American Legion Post 164. A WWII Army Veteran, Mr. Bielfeldt served in the Pacific Theater where he obtained the rank of sergeant.

BIELFELDT, Marie E. Riecks

Marie E. Bielfeldt, 91, Anchor, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday 11-30-1983 at Octavia Manor Nursing Home, Colfax. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum and the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, and for an hour before the service Saturday at the church. She was born 6-7-1892, in Anchor, a daughter of Edward and Elize George Riecks. She married Fred Bielfeldt 3-14-1912 in Anchor. He survives. Surviving also are three sons, Edwin of Anchor; Harold of Bloomington and Rodell of Gibson City; a daughter, Marjorie Cumpston, of Anchor; four sisters, Anne Marrin and Lillian Larson, both of Bloomington; Irma Mueller, Westminister, Ca.; and Rita Riecks, San Angelo, Ca.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. A brother, two sisters and a son preceded her in death. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, a charter member of the Dorcas Society and was a 4-H leader for a number of years. She was a lifetime Anchor area resident.

BIELFELDT, Minnie Hensen

Mrs. Minnie Bielfeldt, 88, a resident of Gibson City since 1951 died at ` 3:55 a.m. Saturday 11-3-1973 at the Gibson Manor Nursing Home in Gibson City. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Anchor, with Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is after 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. Mrs. Bielfeldt was born 1-24-1885 at Anchor, a daughter of George and Anna Stuck Hensen. She married Adolph Bielfeldt on 1-29-1903 at Anchor. He died in 1970. She is survived by five sons, Fred, of Sibley, and Walter, Ralph, Junior, and Robert, all of Anchor; three daughters, Mrs. Amanda Stiegman, of Nashville, Il., Mrs. Velna Wichmann, of Melvin and Mrs. Evelyn Salyards, of Gibson City; 27 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was a long-time resident of Anchor before moving to Gibson City. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to her church, the Gibson Manor Nursing home, or a charity of the donor's choice.

BIELFELDT, Ralph William

Ralph William Bielfeldt, age 86 of Colfax died at 10:15 a.m. 10-5-1997 at Heritage Manor in Colfax. Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Ferro and the Reverend Dan Jassman officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Colfax Pallbearers included Paul Bielfeldt, Ron Bielfeldt, Ron Lage, David Lage, Frank Meyer and Jerry Kukuck. Mr. Bielfeldt was born 10-18-1910 in Anchor Twp a son of Adolph and Minnie Hensen Bielfeldt. He married Mildred Lage on 12-14-1933 at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Anchor. She died 7-6-1984. He married Erma Powell Ferguson on 1-9-1988 at St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor. Survivors include his wife, Erma Bielfeldt of Colfax; four sons, LaMar (Joyce) Bielfeldt of Abilene, TX; Dale (Blanche) Bielfeldt of Colfax; Allan (Melodee) Bielfeldt of Colfax and Bruce (Eileen) Bielfeldt of Anchor; one daughter, Irma (Ron) Hatfield of Shelbyville and one step-daughter, Glenda (Dan) Stewart of Anchor; two sisters, Velna Wichman of Melvin and Evelyn Salyards of Clifton, Tx; two brothers, Adolph Junior Bielfeldt and Robert Bielfeldt both of Anchor; nine grandchildren; three step-grandchildren;; seven great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, one sister and one step-grandchild. Mr. Bielfeldt was a lifetime resident of the Anchor and Colfax areas, retiring from farming in 1974. Memorials may be made to the Colfax Christian Church or to the Octavia Park District.

BIELFELDT, Mildred S. Lage

Mildred S. Bielfeldt, 71, of RR1 Colfax, a lifelong resident of the Anchor - Colfax area, died at 11:05 a.m. yesterday 7-6-1984 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. She had been ill. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Sunday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. and from 9 - 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Mrs. Bielfeldt was born 12-25-1912 at Anchor, a daughter of Henry W. and Anna Beecher Lage. She married Ralph W. Bielfeldt 12-14-1933 at Anchor. He survives. Also surviving are four sons, LaMar, Abilene, TX.; Dale, Colfax; Allan, El Paso, and Bruce, Anchor; one daughter, Irma Barr, Sullivan; four brothers, Louis, Leo, and Merlin Lage, all of Colfax; and Carmon Englewood, Colo.; two sisters, Hazel Klintworth, Colfax; and Ida Watson, Kissimmee, Fl.; and eight grandchildren. Mrs. Bielfeldt was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the Dorcas Society and Friendship Club. Memorials may be made to her church or the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Associaton.

BIELFELDT, Walter Henry

The funeral of Walter Henry Bielfeldt, 81, of Anchor will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. The Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum will officiate; burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Mr. Bielfeldt died at 6:47 p.m. Sunday 9-3-1989 at Brokaw Hospital, Normal. He was born 5-24-1908 in Anchor, a son of Adolph and Minnie Hensen Bielfeldt. He married Myrtle Gilmore 9-25-1929 at Anchor. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Donald Bielfeldt, Anchor, and Larry Bielfeldt, Bloomington, three daughters, Marcelene Eyer, Bloomington, Nancy Clark, Bloomington, and Vicki Vance, Lexington; three brothers, Ralph Bielfeldt, Colfax, and Adolph and Robert Bielfeldt, both of Anchor; three sisters, Amanda Steigman, New Minden, Velna Wichmann, Melvin, and Evelyn Salyards, Clifton, TX; 14 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and twin daughters. He was a lifelong Anchor resident and lived on the same farm for 58 years. Mr. Bielfeldt was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, a charter member of Anchor Grain Co., and was ditch commissioner of Anchor Twp for 40 years. Memorials may be made to his church.

BISHOP, Sarah Wiley

LEXINGTON, Dec. 4, 1930 – Pantagraph – Mrs. Sarah Bishop, 91, died at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 3) at the home of her son, G.W. Bishop, following a protracted illness caused by the infirmities of age. Mrs. Bishop was born Feb. 22, 1839, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William R. Wiley. She was the granddaughter of John Patton, the first white settler in Lexington township. He came to this township from Kentucky in 1827. Miss Wiley was married to Thomas Jefferson Bishop July 6, 1854. He preceded her in death in 1915 at the age of 90 years. Surviving Mrs. Bishop are two sons, George W. of Lexington; Edward W. of Farmington, Wash.; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three children of the fifth generation. Mrs. Bishop spent her entire life in this vicinity with the exception of 15 years spent with her son in Washington. She returned to Lexington three years ago and lived with her son, George. The funeral will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Bishop at 2 p.m. Friday in charge of the Rev. E.G. Anderson, paster of the Methodist Episcopal church. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill cemetery.

BLAIR, David

The Colfax Press July 4, 1924 David Blair, an old resident of this vicinty died at his farm home near Colfax on Friday, July 4 at the age of 60 years. He was born at Tremont in Tazewell county on June 28, 1864. At the age of 11 years he moved with his parents to the farm south of Colfax which has since been the family home. They were among the first settlers in Martin township. He is survived by two brothers, Thomas and William of Colfax; four sisters, Mrs. Jane Stewart of Edmonds, Okla., Mrs. Anna Gillan, Lida and Addie of Colfax. His father and mother preceded him in death a number of years ago. The funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, with Rev. S.S. Langdoc, pastor of the Colfax Methodist Church officiating, who preached a most comforting sermon and in his eulogy and at the grave said we bury today the body of a man who has lived 60 years and I believe he has harmed no one. He lived a quiet, honest and a good life. He lived up to what he believed was right and no one feared him who met him on life's pathway. The pallbearers were Edgar Wilson, Frank Gray, James Gaddis, Frank N. Stauffer, Turner Bennett and Everett Douglass. Many relatives and friends from distant places attended as well as from our own comminity to show their esteem of the deceased. A quartet composed of Mrs. Harvey Hamilton, Mrs. James Wood, Samuel Bane and J.R. Williams sang several appropriate selections and they were accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Harry W. Corpe. Interment was in Wiley cemetery.

BOMGARDEN, Herman G.

July 30, 1991, Peoria Journal Star, Page D6 Obituary: BLOOMINGTON _ Herman G. Bomgarden, 80, of Bloomington, formerly of Peoria and Morton, died at 11:28 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 1991, at LeRoy Manor in LeRoy. He was born Dec. 6, 1910, in El Paso to Eno G. and Kathryn Finck Bomgarden. Surviving are four sisters, Eleanor Zehr of Bloomington, Ruby Vaughn of Mansfield, Helen Bachtol of Chenoa, and Lena Petersen of Colfax. He worked for Caterpillar Inc. and REDCO in Peoria and later farmed in the Lexington area. He recently was a foreman for Power Controls in Peoria, retiring in 1976. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Richard J. Mick officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington.

BORK, James E.

Lexington - James E. Bork, 49, of Lexington, formerly of Piper City, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday 11-11-1995 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ United, Lexington, the Rev. Dennis Pritchard officiating. Burial will be in Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Monday at Musselman-Beck Funeral Home, Lexington. Memorials may be made to the Designated Fund at the Church of Christ United, the Lexington Ambulance Fund or the Heart Fund. He is survived by his wife, Connie Sue (Siron) Bork, Lexington; his parents, Edwin and Margaret Bork, Bloomington; two sons, Geoff, Eureka; and Scott, Macomb; three brothers, Larry Bork, Jacksonville; Lynn and Bob Bork, both of Bloomington. Mr. Bork was born 8-30-1946 in Fairbury a son of Edwin and Margaret Clark Bork. He married Connie Sue Siron 5-6-1972 in Lexington. He worked as an office manager at the Struck Company, Bloomington. He was a member of the Church of Christ United and the Lexington American Legion Elmo F. Hill Post 291. He served as a sergeant in the Air Force in Vietnam and Okinawa. Mr. Bork graduated from Piper City High School in 1964.

BOSSINGHAM, Floyd L.

Floyd L. Bossingham, 92, of 2807 Grandview Drive, Bloomington, died at 10:25 a.m. Thursday 7-18-1996 at Martin Health Care Center, Bloomington. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Dean Benton officiating. Burial will be Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Stanford. Visitation will be 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Bossingham; two daughters, Mary Lou Schuler, Lexington; and Joan Graff, Minier; two sons, David Bossingham, Fairfield, Iowa; and Roger Bossingham, Bloomington; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. He was born 8-24-1903, in Stanford, the son of John H. and Elizabeth Brown Bossingham. He married Ardis L. Patterson 12-20-1926. She died 2-3-1982 He then married Dorothy Stubblefield Stephens 9-2-1982, at Funks Grove. She survives. Mr. Bossingham farmed and raised livestock. He was a charter member of the McLean County Farm Bureau. He was a nationally known breeder of Duroc swine and served on the United Duroc Record Board and was raising and showing Barrod Plymouth Rock chickens. Mr. Bossingham served in many capacities, including serving on the Stanford school board, teaching Sunday school at Stanford Presbyterian Church for 40 years and holding other church offices. He was a former supervisor of Allin Twp, chairman of the McLean County Board and served on the McLean County Board of Review. He was a member of Comet Masonic Lodge and Bloomington Consistory.

BOYD, R. Jean (Lucas)

June 26, 1994, Peoria Journal Star, Page C15 Obituary: BLOOMINGTON -- R. Jean Boyd, 72, of East Adams Street, Towanda, formerly of Bloomington, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 1994, at BroMenn Regional Medical Center. Born June 13, 1922, in Lexington to Michael M. and Lola Ross Lucas, she married Carl T. Boyd on Dec. 10, 1938, in Illinois. He died Dec. 30, 1987. One son also preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Carl E. of Cooksville, John of Forrest and Terry of Lexington; four daughters, Evelyn Morgan of Normal, Charlotte Metz of Windsor, Colo., Norma Gilliam of Colfax and Mary Collins of Morton; one brother, Fred Lucas of Dallas City; one sister, LaVerta Harlan of Quinlan, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She retired from Eureka Williams Co. of Bloomington, served as an election judge in Normal and attended the former New Testament Church of Towanda. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

BRADFORD, Lyle O.

June 17, 1993, Peoria Journal Star, Page C7 Obituary: DUNFERMLINE -- Lyle O. Bradford, 64, of P.O. Box 33 died at 9:03 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 1993, at Graham Hospital in Canton. Born May 31, 1929, in Anchor to Roy and Celia Stretch Bradford, he married Thelma Lee on Aug. 19, 1970, in Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are four sons, Robert of Lexington, Mark of Bloomington, Russel and Charles, both of California; one daughter, Azalia Mecham of Bloomington; a great-niece, Dawn White of Lewistown, who was raised in the Bradford home; four grandchildren; four brothers, Bert of Colfax, Russel of Cooksville, Roy L. Sr. of Bloomington and Erman of Gibson City; and two sisters, Alice Wyant of North Liberty, Ind., and Carol Hereford of Colfax. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. He worked in maintenance at Rice Lake, last working June 1. A Korean War Army veteran, he was a member of American Legion Post 16 in Canton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, where visitation will be one hour earlier. The Rev. John Beesley will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Wiley Cemetery in Colfax. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

BRANDT, Elsie E. Steinlicht

Elsie E. Brandt, 99, of Gibson City, formerly of rural Anchor, died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday 11-4-1993 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. tonight at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and from noon - 1 p.m. Sunday at the church. Mrs. Brandt was born 12-4-1893, rural Anchor, a daughter of Emil and Pauline Rhode Steinlicht. She married Otto F. Brandt, 12-20-1911 in rural Sibley. He died 10-2-1953. Survivors include two sons, Orville Brandt of McHenry, and Edmund Brandt of Gibson City; one daughter, Maureen Prettyman of Delavan; three half-sisters, Margaret Vogel, Mason City, Viola Hurst, address unknown; and Louise Mattson, Boston; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. One daughter, one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, three brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Brandt lived in the Anchor area until moving to Gibson City in 1954. She was a life-long member of St. John's Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school for seven years and was a member of the Dorcas Society of the church. She was a member of the Anchor Home Bureau. Memorials may be made to her church.

BRANDT, Otto F.

b. 12-14-1885 at Anchor, Il m. Elsie Steinlicht 12-20-1911 in Sibley, Il d. 10-2-1953 at Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Il buried: St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, Il.

BREDING, John Detlaf

John D. Breding was born 12-14-1838 in Henstedt, near Heide, Holstein Germany. He was baptized soon after birth and later received religious instructions in the Lutheran church of his home place. After his confirmation he was engaged in field work. In 1864 he was married to Miss Margaret Stroh and they lived in the neighborhood of Henstedt until 1873, when they went to America in the company of Mrs. Breding's father, Claus Stroh, and some other friends. They first settled near Saybrook, McLean Co., Il., where some of their relatives then lived, and where Mr. Breding found employment on the farm. Later he farmed for himself until he took up the carpenters trade. Their marriage was blessed with eleven children; five of them were born in Germany and six in America. An infant son and a daughter, Minnie, aged 8 years, died near Saybrook and are buried there. Two daughters, Anna and Mrs. Louise (Fred) Schroeder, are buried in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Anchor. Those mourning his departure are his aged widow and the following children: Mrs. Magdalene (Jacob) Frahm, Mrs. Mary (John) Clausen; Henry Breding; Mrs. Emma (Peter) Schroeder; Alex Breding; Mrs. Louella (Edward) Simpsen; and Mrs. Augusta (Cecil) Mott. Three sisters in Nebraska, one brother in Montana, 42 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church congregation since it was organized 10-28-1877. He enjoyed good health until old age and was able to work until only a few years ago, when he made his home with his children. A few weeks ago he was taken sick but seemed to recover again; but on March 22 a paralytic stroke weakened him so that his strength declined fast. He received the Holy Communion on March 22 with his wife, and on Easter morning (3-27-1921) he passed away, aged 82 years 3 months andd 13 days. May he rest in peace. (buried in St. John's Lutheran Church cemetery, rural Anchor)

BRANDT, Matilda Hansen

Mrs. Matilda Brandt, 90, died Wednesday 2-6-1985, in Santa Cruz, Ca., a memorial service was held in California on February 10. She was born 7-4-1894, the daughter of August and Julia Derrer Hansen of Thornton, Iowa. She married Walter F. Brandt of Anchor 6-1-1916 in Iowa. They farmed in Iowa for two years before moving to Illinois. Her husband died 7-9-1950. She is survived by two sons, Virgil of Strathmore, Ca. and Wallace of Kinnelon, NJ, and one daughter, Phyllis Heckenbach of Lakewood, Col.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sons. Memorial services were held Sunday morning, February 24, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor.

BRANDT, Dr. Wallace

Dr. Wallace Brandt, 66, of Durango, Colo., formerly of Flanagan and Anchor, died Tuesday 9-2-1997 at Mercy Medical Center, Durango, Colo. There will be a memorial service Saturday at First Baptist Church, Durango. A memorial service will be at St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anchor later this month. Hood Mortuary, Durango, has charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Home, Flanagan, or the Wally Brandt Endowment, University of Illinois Foundation, Urbana. The Wally Brandt Endowment will grant the Brandt Award annually to a senior student with an interest in rural veterinary medicine. Survivors include his wife, Bernette "Bunny" Brandt; four daughters, Lynn Wynn, Woodstock; Carol Brandt, Albuquerque, NM; Cristen Brandt, Evergreen Colo.; and Rebecca Condit, Westmont, NJ; one son, Randall Brandt, Rosemount, Minn.; one sister, Phyllis Heckenbach, Lakewood, Colo.; one brother, Virgil Brandt, Strathmore, Calif; and five grandchildren. Dr. Brandt was born 8-31-1931 at Anchor to Walter F. and Mathilda K. Brandt. His parents, two brothers and a granddaughter preceded him in death. Before retiring in 1991, he had spent 20 years in food animal veterinary practice in Flanagan and then 16 years as manager, Veterinary Clinical Research Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc. at Nutley, NJ. While in food animal practice at Flanagan from 1955 - 1975, he specialized in swine medicine and health. He was a founding member of American Association of Swine Practitioners and served as president from 1972-73. He also served as president of the International Pig Veterinary Society in 1976, when the IPVS Congress met in Ames, Iowa. Dr. Brandt also was active in civic activities, serving as mayor of Flanagan 12 years and founding president of Good Samaritan Home, a non-profit home for the aging for eight years.

BREDING, Margaret Stroh

Margaret Breding was the daughter of Claus and Anna Paulson Stroh. She was born 3-26-1841 at Weddingstedt, near Heide, Holstein Germany. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. In the year of 1864, she was married to Mr. John D. Breding and they resided at Hemstedt, near Weddingstedt, until 1873, when they came to America. They settled near Saybrook and later near Anchor. They were some of the first members of St. John's Lutheran Church. Their union was blessed with eleven children, four of whom preceded their parents in death. 3-27-1921 her husband passed away. Several years ago Mrs. Breding had the misfortune of falling and breaking her hip. Since then she was quite disabled, and it was hard for her to get about and finally was not able to walk at all and had to spend quite a bit of time in bed, but her children did everything which would make her comfortable and nursed her tenderly. On 3-19-1924 she passed away, aged 83 years, 11 months and 21 days. She leaves two sons; Henry Breding of Gibson City; Alexander Breding; five daughters; Mrs. Magdalene (Jacob) Frahm of Saybrook; Mrs. Mary (John) Clausen of Anchor; Mrs. Emma (Peter) Schroeder and Mrs. Ella (Edward) Simpsen of Saybrook and Mrs. Augusta (Cecil) Mott of Cropsey and 45 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. The funeral services took place at 12:30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Clausen, and at 1 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rev. A. Hahn officiating. The grandsons of the deceased were the pallbearers and the granddaughters were the flower girls. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The funeral was largely attended.

BRANDT, John F.

John F. Brandt, 81, Golconda, and formerly of Anchor, died at 5 p.m. Friday (March 1965) at Rosiclare Hospital at Rosiclare, where he had been a patient for a day. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church near Anchor, the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. He was born 1-3-1884 near Anchor, a son of Henry and Minnie Frahm Brandt. He lived at Anchor until moving to Golconda ten years ago. He is survived by a brother, August, of Gibson City; and three sisters, Elsie Brandt, Gibson City; Amanda Swaim of Rantoul; and Wilhelmina Parker of Danforth. He was preceded in death by five brothers and a sister. He was a member of the Lutheran Church.

BRANDT, Mary A. Lanz

Mary A. Brandt, 97, a lifetime resident of the Anchor-Colfax areas and the oldest member of St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, died at 1:50 a.m. yesterday 2-14-1991 at Octavia Manor, Colfax, where she had been a resident two days. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Sunday at Duffy-Pills Memorial Home, Colfax, and from 1 - 2 p.m. Monday at the church. There will be a prayer service at 8 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home. Mrs. Brandt was born 2-15-1893 in Baltic, Ohio, a daughter of Andrew and Emma Anliker Lanz. She married Louis J. Brandt 1-14-1915 in Sibley. He died 1-9-1958. Survivors include two sons, William A. Brandt of Union Grove, Wis.; and Leon D. Brandt of Colfax; two daughters, Emalyn Thomas of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and Lois Wise of Dalton; two sisters, Emma Mayhugh of Goshen, Ind. and Kathryn Crow of St. Joe, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Two sons, one daughter, six brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Brandt was a member of the Dorcas Society of St. John's Lutheran Church. She was a Gold Star Mother of the Colfax Davis-Kerber American Legion Auxiliary Unit 653.

BROKATE, Edna H. Fasking

Edna H. Brokate, 87, a resident of Gibson Manor, Gibson City for 10 months died at 3:29 a.m. yesterday at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and from 10 - 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Mrs. Brokate was born 9-20-1904 at Saybrook, a daughter of Henry L. and Mary M. Hansen Fasking. She married John H. Brokate 8-15-1948 in Anchor. He died 3-3-1976. Survivors include one sister, Clara Thedens, Gibson City. One sister preceded her in death. Mrs. Brokate was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the Dorcas Society of the church, and the Garber Club, Gibson City. Memorials may be made to her church. JOHN BROKATE John Brokate, 82, died at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday 3-3-1976 at Gibson Community Hospital,. His funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church near Anchor with Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Brokate was born 7-26-1893 at Osgood, Ind., a son of William and Mary Thielbar Brokate. He married Minnie Roesch 12-16-1919. She died 3-9-1947. He then married Edna Fasking 8-15-1948 near Anchor. Surviving are his widow and a brother William of Gibson City. His parents and three sisters preceded him in death. He farmed in the Anchor area before retiring and moving to Gibson City in 1948. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Men's Brotherhood of the church. Mr. Brokate was a WWI veteran and a 50-year member of the American Legion Post of Anchor.

BRIGGS, Charles Richard (Dick)

Charles R. (Dick) Briggs, 21, died about 6:24 p.m. Sunday 4-26-1960 in the hospital at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, as the result of injuries suffered in an accident March 15. He had been a patient at Great Lakes since March 28. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Thursday at the Methodist Church with the Lamb Funeral Home in charge. Rev. Floy Ekin, pastor of the Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery. Pallbearers will be service men of Chanute Air Force Base. Honorary pallbearers are Don Brokate, Larry Smith, David Yates, Michael Day, Richard Rosenbaum and John Marshall. He was born 2-28-1939 in Bloomington, a son of Harley and Marjorie Grant Briggs. He graduated from Gibson High School in 1957, where he won three varsity football letters. He enlisted in the Marine Corps 8-17-1957, and had been in Okinawa prior to his leave at home. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Tom, of Gibson City; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Briggs, Gibson City; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Grant of Saybrook and many aunts and uncles. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

BRUCKER, Augusta Stubbe Herrmann

Augusta Brucker, 94, of Gibson City died at 6 a.m. yesterday 4-1-1984 at Bartmann Nursing Home, Atlanta. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at American Lutheran Church, Gibson City, the Rev. Karl Kessler officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, near Anchor. Visitation will be from 3 - 5 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, and an hour before the service at the church. She was born 3-4-1890 at Poszin, Germany, a daughter of Herman and Augusta Stubbe. She married Arthur Herrmann in 1913 in Germany. He died in 1920. She married John L. Brucker 5-23-1925 at Anchor. He died 5-15-1951. Survivors include a daughter, Gertrude Modahl, Bloomington; a step-daughter, Alice Acree, Gibson City; a stepson, Herbert Brucker, Sibley; four step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-grandchildren. Two daughters and a step-daughter preceded her in death. Mr. Brucker was a member of American Lutheran Church and Amearican Lutheran Church Women. Memorials may be made to her church.

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CALHOUN, H. Borden

Pantagraph, Page 13, Friday, March 16, 1928 - H. Borden Calhoun, Former Resident of Bloomington, Dead - H. Borden Calhoun, 47 former Bloomington resident, died at his home in Los Angeles, Thursday, according to word received by relatives here Friday. No particulars were received as to the cause of the death or of funeral arrangements. He had lived in the west since 1906. Mr. Calhoun was the oldest son of Louis K. and Mary Welch Calhoun and was born in Bloomington, April 23, 1881. He attended the public schools here, graduating from Bloomington high school with the class of 1899. He was a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity during his residence here and was a member of the Shrine at Peoria. During the Spanish-American war he served with the Fifth Illinois Volunteer infantry, being a bugler on the staff of Col. Culver. He entered the service of the Chicago and Alton railroad as a fireman and was shortly thereafter promoted to an engineer, at that time one of the youngest engineers in their service. He was married in June, 1910 to Mrs. Bertha Weeks and to this union two children were born, a daughter, Mary Margaret, 11 and a son, Thomas 13, who with their mother survive. He also leaves three brothers John F. Calhoun, 112 W. Locust St. (Bloomington, Il.), Louis K. Calhoun of Los Angeles and Everett M. Calhoun of Des Moines, Iowa and one sister, Mrs. Ella Calhoun Cantrell also of Des Moines. He was a member of the First Methodist Church here.

CARLSON, Kenneth

LeRoy - Kenneth M. Carlson, 55, of LeRoy died at 8:40 a.m. yesterday 3-6-1992 at his residence. The McLean County coroner's office is investigating. No foul play is suspected. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, the Rev. Jerry McNemee officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. He was born 3-3-1937, at Ellsworth, the son of Albert and Fenella Roberts Carlson. He married Virginia Phillips 11-22, 1967, in LeRoy. She survives. Other survivors include two stepdaughters, Sandra Shelton, Saybrook, and Karen Hawthorne, Saybrook; three brothers, Lyle Carlson, LeRoy, Lowell Carlson, Lexington, and Darrel Carlson, Normal; two sisters, Barbara Cooper St. Ann, Mo., and Alice Carlson, Bloomington; and five stepgrandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Carlson worked for 39 years for Doyle Oil Co., Ellsworth. He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict and a graduate of Ellsworth High School Class of 1955. Memorials may be made to LeRoy Emergency Ambulance Service or a charity of the donor's choice.

CHRISTENSEN, Emelia Hovick

Emelia Christensen, 87, of Fairbury died at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday 7-13-1994 at Livingston Manor Nursing Home, Pontiac. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairbury, the Rev. David Natzke officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Anchor. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury and an hour before the service Saturday at the Church. Mrs. Christensen was born 3-4-1907 in Madison, Minn. a daughter of Nels and Susan Warra Hovick. She married Henry J. Christensen 6-8-1929 in Bloomington. He died 3-23-1967. Surviving are three sons, Eldon, Marion; Robert, Aurora; and Dale, Libertyville; two daughters, Clarice Ward, Fairbury, and Ruth Surber, Praire Du Sac, Wis.; one brother, Rudy Hovick, Sartell, Minn.; one sister, Ingred Hovick, Washington DC; 19 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Mrs. Christensen was a graduate of Clarkfield MN High School and Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. She farmed and was owner/operator of Christensen Cozy Corner Restaurant and Gas Station in Fisher for many years. She moved to Fairbury in 1960 and worked in many local restaurants until her retirement. Mrs. Christensen was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairbury, and taught Sunday school for many years. Memorials may be made to the church, Livingston Manor Nursing Home, Pontiac, or Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders, Bloomington.

CHRISTENSEN, Herman C.

Herman C. Christensen, 74, of Roanoke died at 4:50 p.m. Friday 11-28-1981 at Eureka Hospital where he had been a patient since November 25. His funeral was Monday at 10:30 a.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, near Anchor, the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Mr. Christensen was born 4-16-1907 in Sibley, a son of Thomas and Sophia Boettger Christensen. He married Marie Petersen 12-15-1929 at Galesburg. She died 8-19-1966. He married Pauline Laesch Porth 12-23-1973. She survives. Also surviving are a son, David R. of Anchor; five daughters, Genevieve Young, Vista, Ca.; Lois Rhodes, Bonnie Dewey, Betty L. Knapp and Julia Summers all of Gibson City; a step-son, Edward Porth of Roanoke; a step-daughter, Beverly Wacker of Roanoke; two brothers, Andrew of Portland, Mich.; and Floyd of Waterloo, Wis.; one sister, Dorothy Hillary of Melvin; 17 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren, a step- granddaughter; two brothers and two half-brothers. Mr. Christensen was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Anchor, St. John's Lutheran Brotherhood and the McLean Co. Farm Bureau. He farmed most of his life in the Sibley - Anchor area. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund.

CHRISTENSEN, John H.

The funeral services of Mr. John H. Christensen took place Monday noon at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City and at 1 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church. Rev. A. Hahn officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. The services were well attended in spite of bad roads and weather. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. b. 8-19-1896 s/o Thomas and Anna Brandt Christensen d. 12-9-1929

CHRISTENSEN, Joshua R.

Funeral service for Joshua R. Christensen, 3, of RR 1 Anchor was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday 9-4-1982 at St. John's Lutheran Chruch south of Anchor. Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum officiated with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 6 - 9 September 3 at Lamb Funeral Home and at the church after 9:30 a.m. Saturday. He died at 12:40 p.m of injuries sustained in an auto-truck collision 9-1-1982, 2-1/2 miles north of Gibson City at a rural intersection. Joshua was born 12-11-1978 in Champaign, a son of David and Janice Young Christensen. They survive. Also surviving are two brothers, Eric and Jon, and a sister, Christina, all at home; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Young, Saybrook; and his paternal step-grandmother, Pauline Christensen, Roanoke. Joshua attended St. John's Lutheran Church to which memorials may be made. Pallbearers were Steve Rhodes, Mark Rhodes, Jonathan Knapp and Chris Dewey.

CLAUSEN, John Detlaf

John Detlaf Clausen, 57, was killed about 10 a.m. Tuesday 6-1-1943, when he was struck by lightning on his farm near Anchor. He was in the field disking and had left his tractor and started walking to the house when the lightning struck. Coroner Harry L. Howell was called and an inquest is pending. The body was removed to the Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City and will be returned to the Clausen home for funeral services at 9 a.m. Friday, followed by services at 9:30 a.m. at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, at which the Rev. Hartwig Harms will officiate. Mr. Clausen was born 11-21-1885 near Gibson City, son of John Henry and Mary Brading Clausen. He had been farming the land where he was killed for several years. Surviving are his mother, two brothers, Henry of Gibson City; and Corp. Alexander of Camp Hann. Cal.; five sisters: Mrs. Anna (Samuel) Gilmore of Roselle, Il.; Mrs. Emma (William) Hansen and Mrs. Ida (Herman) Hansen of Gibson City; Mrs. Augusta (John) Molck of Anchor and Mrs. Louella (William) Martins of Melvin, Il.

CLAUSEN, John Henry

Gibson City Courier 6-6-1929 - John Henry Clausen died at his home near Anchor on Sunday morning 6-2-1929 at the age of 74 years 3 months and 18 days. He was born 2-13-1855 at Osterbosel N. Ditmarschen, Holsten Germany. He was baptized in infancy and confirmed in the Lutheran faith when a youth. In 1880 he came to America and settled near Anchor, Il. October 3, 1884, he was united in marriage with Miss Maria Brading at St. John's Lutheran Church. They made their home on a farm four miles southwest of Sibley where they resided for 19 years. They then moved to a larger farm located two miles west of Garber, Il, where they resided until they moved to their own farm three fourths of a mile north of the Anchor Lutheran Church. He had many friends and was a good neighbor and a kind husband and father. He was a true member of his church and attended services very often. Sunday morning he arose and ate breakfast with members of his family and soon after that he sank back in his chair and passed away peacefully. He is survived by his widow and the following children; John Clausen, Mrs. Anna Gilmore, William Clausen, Mrs. Bill Hansen, Mrs. John Molck, Henry Clausen, Mrs. Bill Martins, Alexander Clausen and Ida Clausen and a number of grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

CLAUSEN, Henry P.

Henry P. Clausen, 79, a retired farmer, died at 10:15 p.m. **Sunday at Gibson Community Hospital. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home. He was born 1-1-1898, in Sibley, a son of John and Mary Brading Clausen. He married Ella Schmidt 2-16-1927 in St. John's Church. Surviving are his wife; five daughters, Lois Friese, Bayles Lake, near Loda; Wilma Andreae, Gibson City; Elaine Boyd and Janice Riddle, both of Normal; and Frances Hinshaw of Decatur; four sisters, Anna Gilmore, Gibson City; Augusta Molck, Anchor; Louella Martens and Ida Hansen, both of Sibley; 14 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. Clausen, who farmed near Sibley and Gibson City was a veteran of WWI. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, and Gibson City American Legion. died: 8-7-1977

CLAUSEN, Ella A. Schmidt

Funeral services for Ella A. Clausen, 87, a resident at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Normal, formerly of Gibson City and Anchor, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. She died at 4;55 p.m. Sunday 7-23-1995 at the nursing home. Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, has charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. Surviving are four daughters, Lois Friese, Grand Island, Fla.; Elaine Boyd, Normal; Janice Riddle, Lady Lake, Fla.; Frances Hinshaw, Minooka; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. One daughter, one grandson, two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. She was born 7-16-1908 in Anchor, a daughter of Christian and Claudine Bielfeldt Schmidt. She married Henry P. Clausen 2-16-1927 in Anchor. He died 8-7-1977. Mrs. Clausen was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. She and her husband lived and farmed in the Sibley - Gibson City area all of their adult lives.

CLEINMARK, Robert

Robert "Ralph" Cleinmark, 61, of 328 E. Mulberry St. Bloomington, died at 7:53 p.m. Friday 3-10-1995 at Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Thomas Maloney officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Cleinmark was born 7-10-1933 at Decatur, the son of Robert William and Elizabeth H. Buckley Cleinmark. He married Jaynet F. Nafziger 10-3-1959 at Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are four sons, David A. Cleinmark, Heyworth; Kevin S. Cleinmark, Normal; and Kenneth J. Cleinmark and Michael R. Cleinmark, both of Bloomington; one daughter, Beth Ann Cleinmark, Kissimmee, Fla.; two sisters, Elizabeth J. Cleinmark, Springfield; and Edith A Cwick, Gridley; and 11 grandchildren. His parents and two sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Cleinmark was employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation as an engineering technician since 1970. He formerly worked for the McLean County Highway Dept as an engineering technician......member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church....former Cub Scout leader.....served in the Army from 1953 to .........an avid hocky fan (rest of obit is missing)

COLCLASURE, Nadean E (Lee)

May 03, 1994, Peoria Journal Star, Page D5 COLFAX -- Nadean E. Colclasure, 71, of Colfax died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 1994, at her home. Born Aug. 26, 1922, in Dewitt to John Franklin and Norabelle Reynolds Lee, she married Percy Edward Colclasure on Sept. 25, 1944, in Heyworth. He died Oct. 26, 1983. She also was preceded in death by one brother and one daughter. Surviving are three sons, John Edward of Bloomington, George E. of Normal and Ron G. of Eureka; one daughter, Mrs. Jess (Paula) Northcutt of Bloomington; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, John Franklin Lee Jr. of Heyworth; and six sisters, Mary Denniston of Bloomington, Julia M. Mathews of Arthur, Maymie Deiters, Thelma VanWinkle and Ella Ferguson, all of Heyworth, and Helen Kinsell of Normal. A lifetime McLean County resident, she had been a Colfax resident since 1958. She was a nurse's aide at Octavia Manor Nursing Home in Colfax for 16 years, retiring in 1990. She also worked at her daughter's childcare center, Paula's Playpen in Bloomington. She was a member of Colfax American Legion Auxiliary, 40 et 8 and the Never Too Old Club in Colfax. She was a member of Colfax Christian Church and its Hustlers Society. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Colfax. The Rev. Stephanie Curran will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery in Colfax. Memorials may be made to her church or any charity.

CROWDER, Nettie E (Phillips)

Pantagraph, May 5, 1974, Bloomington, IL The funeral for Mrs. Nettie Crowder, 94, formerly of Bloomington, who died Friday (May 4, 1974) will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Carmody Funeral Home. The Rev. Fred Belcher will officiate and burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Downs. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. tonight. She was born at Downs June 2, 1879, a daughter of Solomon and Sarah (Teter) Phillips. Her husband, William Crowder died in 1969. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Sheehan, Port. St. Lucie, Fla; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Honnor, LeRoy; seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Two sons, a daughter, a sister and five brothers preceded her in death.

CROWDER, William

Pantagraph, April 1, 1969, Bloomington, IL The funeral of William Crowder, 82, formerly of 1305 W. Monroe, who died Monday (March 31, 1969) will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Beck Memorial Home. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery, Downs. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Mr. Crowder was born in Farmers Institute, Ind., the son of E.M. and Susan Hollingsworth Cuttrell. He was married to Nettie Phillips in 1950 in Bloomington. Surviving are his wife; two sons, James and Everett, both of Indianapolis, Ind.; three grandchildren; a brother, L.H. Cuttrell, 605 Pine, Normal. He was preceded in death by a son and two daughters. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

CUMPSTON, Eric Lee

Eric Lee Cumpston, 29, of Champaign, formerly of Anchor, died at 12:09 a.m. yesterday 9-6-1989 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. He was the victim of a homicide. Champaign County Coroner Eldon Quick is investigating the death. Please see the story on page A8. Mr. Cumpston's funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 - 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, is in charge of arrangements. He was born 9-29-1959 in Chicago, the son of Kenneth and Marjorie Bielfeldt Cumpston. He married Lynda Evans on 11-10-1984 in Anchor. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Tyler, at home; a daughter, Haley, at home; and his parents, Anchor. He was a resident of Champaign and was employed by Kraft Foods there the past 12 years. He was a 1977 graduate of Octavia High School in Colfax and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. Memorials may be made to a trust fund that has been estsablished for his children in his memory.

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DALTON, Theresia A. (Stroh)

(Friday, June 29, 1984 - Joplin Mo Globe) Services for Mrs. Theresia A. Dalton, 100, who died at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at her home, following a six-month illness, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary. The Rev. Larry Holmes will officiate. The family will receive friends from 10 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mount View Cemetery, Manzannola, Colo. b. 11-27-1883 Anchor, Il d/o Andreas C.C. Stroh and Wiebke Cristina Ruther Stroh m. George Dalton. He died 1933 d. 6-27-1984 at home in Joplin, Mo.

DAMERON, Ida (Taylor)

DEATH OF IDA DAMERON The death of Mrs. Ida Dameron accurred Saturday morning at 3:30 o'clock at her home in Colfax. Mrs. Dameron had been in poor health for several months but she had gradually failed since January and had been bedfast only for the past two weeks. Leakage of the heart was the cause of her death. Ida Taylor was born on February 4, 1862 in the vicinity of Evergreen near Colfax. Her mother died when she was 18 years of age and she was taken into the home of her aunt, Mrs. Martin Batterton, where she was treaed as one of the family and here she received her early training. She was married to Edward Dameron, of this vicinity on March 27, 1878 who preceded her in death about seventeen years ago. To this union were born four children, Roy, who passed away at the age of seven; Bertha, at home; Mrs. Faye Bunn and Iral Dameron all of Colfax. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Almeda Miller of Arkansas City, Kansas and two grand-children who have given her much comfort owing to her extreme fondness for children. Mrs. Dameron ever mindful of the mother's care she received in the home of her aunt, never failed to extend the same kindness to those about her, expecially to Clyde Taylor, who made his home with her for the past fifteen years. She was converted in young womanhood and was a liberal contributor to the church. Mrs. Dameron was a home lover, a good mother, a good neighbor, and will be misssed by all those who knew her. Funeral services were held from the home Monday afternoon, and were in charge of Rev. H.M. Bloomer, a former pastor of the Colfax M.E. church, now of McComb, Mrs. Bryce Knight and Miss Rickey Grendling sang during the services. Interment was in Wiley cemetery. The pall bearers were Arthur Callard, Erle Mitchell, Bab Noll, Claud Hasty, H.J. McKeehan and Ernest Hyatt.

DISCHO, Eliza Jane

Died at the residence of her son John H. Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 8, 1897 at 3:30 o'clock at Colfax, Illinois, Mrs. Eliza Jane Discho aged 64 years, 1 month, and 1 day of Paralysis. Funeral services at the residence, Thursday, Dec. 9, 1897 at 7 o'clock p.m. Rev. John Wilkinson officiating. Interment at Green Valley, Illinois

DOYLE, Emily J.

LeRoy - Emily J. Doyle, 71, of LeRoy died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday 2-13-1999 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. Her funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy, with the Rev. Brent Anderson and the Rev. Kenneth Sloan-Couch officiating. Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery, rural Ellsworth. Visitation will be from 3 - 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the BroMenn Hospice Program, Normal, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Mrs. Doyle was born 9-11-1927 in Decatur, the daughter of Harvey R. and Lois Frink Crusius. She married Jack Doyle on 2-11-1950 in Downs. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Mike Doyle, Arrowsmith; and Doug (Susan) Doyle, Bloomington. Other survivors include two granddaughters, Kristy Doyle, Ellsworth; and Katherine Doyle, Bloomington. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Doyle was co-owner of Doyle Co. and Doyle Farms, Ellsworth. She was a member of the LeRoy First United Methdist Church and the LeRoy Longfellow Club. Mrs. Doyle was a 1949 graduate of the University of Illinois with a B.A. degree.

DOWELL, Ravonne "Ray"

Ravonne Dowell, 67, Colfax, died at 4:10 a.m Thursday 7-16-1998 at his residence. He had been ill. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Metzler - Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor; or the Martin Twp Library, Colfax. He was born 5-24-1931 in Havana, a son of Vernon and Bina Davis Dowell. He married Ruth Behrends on 9-2-1951 in New Holland. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Jeffrey (Susie) Dowell, Colfax; two daughters, Jill A. Dowell, Sherman Oaks,Calif; and Joan Y. (Greg) Sick, Peoria; two brothers, Ronald (Barbara) Dowell, Colfax; and Reggie (Norma Jean) Dowell, Greenview; and a sister, Linda (Gail) Miller, Ashland. Also surviving are four grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. Ray was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, where he was a former president of the Church Council, Sunday school teacher, and Luther League sponsor. He served as chairman of the Stewardship Sub-Committee of the Central Southern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. He was a graduate of Mason City High School and graduated with highest honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana in 1953, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in ag education and was named to the Bronze Tablet. He was a former high school ag teacher at DeLand-Weldon High School in DeLand. He has farmed in the Colfax area and was a pork producer since 1957. His farm was Illinois Farm of the Year in 1967 and the site of the FBFM State Farm Management tour the same year. Ray had been a commodities broker since 1974, when he opened Heinhold Commodities in Colfax, which now operates as R&R Commodities. affiliated with ADM. He was serving on the board of directors of the Peoples State Bank of Colfax. He was a member of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce, was a founding member of FILM Co-Operative and was a founding member of the McLean County Pork Producers Association. He was named Illinois Pork All- American in 1970. He was also a member of the McLean County Farm Bureau and the National Introducing Brokers Association.

DURFLINGER, Elizabeth Ann

Graveside service for Elizabeth Ann Durflinger, 15-day-old daughter of Norman and Cathy Schleeter Durflinger, Morton, formerly of Lexington, who died 10-12-1980, were held at 11 a.m. October 14 at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Anchor. Revs. Daniel Tuhy and Alexander Youck officiated. She was born 9-27-1980 in Peoria, a daughter of Norman D. and Cathy Schleeter Durflinger. They survive. Also surviving are a sister, Jenna, at home; maternal grandparents, Lyle Schleeter of Bloomington, and Morna Schleeter of Heyworth; maternal great-grandmother, Elise Schleeter of Anchor; and paternal grandparents, Floyd and Lorna Durflinger of Normal. Memorials may be made to the Heart Fund or the March of Dimes.

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EFFORD, Donald Wood

The funeral of Donald Wood Efford, 87, of Heritage Manor, Normal, formerly of 311 Glenn Ave., Normal, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, Father Eugene A. Stormer officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:30 - 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. He died at 5:15 a.m. Friday 8-1-1997 at Heritage Manor. Memorials may be made to the St. Matthews Episcopal Church or to Christ the King Episcopal Church. Survivors include his wife, Hilda K. (Rohwedder) Efford, Normal; a daughter, Karen K. Kuniyoshi, Normal, and a sister, Evangeline Phillips of California. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Kyle and KC Kuniyoshi, both of California; and Krista Kuniyoshi, Normal. Mr. Efford was born 3-25-1910 in Sheboygan, Wis., the son of Dr. William Wood and Grace Alena Wood Efford. He married Hilda K. Rohwedder on 11-16-1935 at St. Matthews Episcopal, Bloomington. He was a member of St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Bloomington. Mr. Efford was active in his church and community throughout his life, serving in various capacities in several organizations. Mr. Efford was also distinguished as a 33rd Mason. He is also remembered for the many years he portrayed King Herod in the American Passion Play and Fezzi Wig in the Christmas Carol.

EFFORD, Hilda Kathryn (Rohwedder)

Hilda Kathryn (Rohwedder) Efford, 85, a resident of Heritage Manor in Normal, died at 11:07 a.m. Friday 10-17-1997 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. The Rev. Robert Montiel will officiate. Burial will be in the East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church or to Christ the King Episcopal Church. She is survived by her daughter, Karen K Kuniyoshi, Normal. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Kyle GT Kuniyoshi of California; Krista LA Kuniyoshi of Illinois; and KC Kuniyoshi of California; and a god daughter, Carol Johnson. She was born 1-28-1912 in Melvin, the daughter of Jacob and Augusta Jahnke Rohwedder. She married Donald W. Efford at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Bloomington on 11-16-1935, where they had been members ever since their marriage. He died 8-1-1997. She also was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, four brothers and one sister. She worked as an office manager at University High School in Normal for 25 years, and she was a member of the American Business Women's Assn and the Eastern Star. She graduated Illinois State University and she taught all grades in a one-room school house in this area. Mrs. Efford was an accomplished homemaker who faithfully served her church and community throughout her lifetime.

ENGHAUSEN, Anna C. Schmidt

Anna Margaretha C. Enghausen, 82, of Sibley died at 1:30 p.m. yesterday 11-1-1987 at her home. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. John's Lutheran Church, Sibley, the Rev. William Hecht officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Anchor. Visitation will be from 4 - 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb - Young Funeral Home, Roberts, and an hour before the service at the church on Wednesday. She was born 1-6-1905, in Anchor, a daughter of Herman and Emma Landau Schmidt. She married George Enghausen on 2-12-1924 in Sibley. He died 1-1-1971. Surviving are three daughters, Twilight Warnke and Alberta Stamm, both of Urbana; and Maxine Walters of Sibley; one sister, Christina Molck, Onarga; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, one grandson, one brother and three sisters. She was a resident of Sibley since 1955. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sibley, and the American Lutheran Church Women.

ENGHAUSEN, Willard George

died: 7-1-1936, age 0 yrs, 11 mos, 5 days. place of death: at home, Germanville, Twp. Livingston County, Il burial: St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anchor, Il McLean County

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FARRAN, Maria Jean

Maria Jean Farran, infant daughter of Gabriel I. and Alma J. Bielfeldt Farran, Normal, was stillborn at 4:28 a.m. Wednesday 10-5-1983 at Foster G. McGaw Hospital, Loyola University, Proviso Twp. Her graveside funeral will be at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Anchor, the Rev. Norman T. Remmers officiating. Duffy-Pils Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Surviving are her parents, maternal grandparents, Adolph and Doris M. Bielfeldt, Anchor; paternal grandparents, Ibrahim and Fadwa Farran, Jericho, Israel; and great-grandparents, Dorothy Reinhart, Colfax, and Kati Dabit, Jerusalem. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Bloomington.

FASKING, Fred H.A.

The funeral of Fred Fasking, 65, a bachelor of near Saybrook who was killed while walking on the hard road west of Gibson City Saturday night (October 1930) was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Lutheran Church 2-1/2 miles southeast of Anchor, the Rev. Mr. Hahn, pastor, officiating. Mr. Fasking was struck by a car driven by Clarence Fickwiler. Both were going east. It is thought that Mr. Fasking was walking in the center of the road. Mr. Fickwiler said that he dimmed his lights for an approaching car and did not see the pedestrian. At an inquest held at 8 p.m. Saturday under the direction of Coroner Lloyd Shoemaker, the jury returned a verdict of accidental death. Mr. Fasking sustained a broken neck when hit by the auto and died instantly. He is survived by two brothers and a nephew who live in Gibson City. b. 1865 s/o Henry and Caroline Andreae Fasking d. October 1930

FAWVER, Emily J. Cross

Arrowsmith, Il - Mrs. Isaac Fawver, one of our oldest and most highly respected residents died at her home southwest of this city, Tuesday morning (5-5-1909) at 2:30. Emily Cross was born in Ross County, Ohio, 6-27-1843. She was united in marriage to Isaac Fawver 9-4-1861. To this union were born twelve children, of which eight survive, viz., Mrs. J.W. Moyer, of Wicheta, Kansas; Harry, residing near here; Mrs. Henry Campbell and Mrs. James Bishop, of Annawan, Ill.; Frank, of Webb City, Mo.; Mrs. Earl Larimer, and Mrs. Clifford Arrowsmith, of Elliott, and Benjamin, residing at the home place. Mrs. Fawver was a woman of esteemable qualities, which won her many admiring friends. She was ever ready to minister to the sick and suffering in her community and give them her kind sympathy. Her own suffering she bore with remarkable patience and courage. She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1891. The funeral services were held from the residence Thursday morning, Rev. Frederic Baylis, of Ellsworth, officiating, assisted by Rev. W.H. McPherson, pastor of the M.E. Church. The music was furnished by a quartet, composed of Mrs. L.C. Virgiel, Miss Ethel Hawley and Messrs W. O. Gilbert and W.W. Lane. The pallbearers were D.L. Snoddy, E.W. Slingloff, Elec Fawver, Wm. Spencer, Sr., Chas Brown and H.M. Scott. Interment took place at the Stipp Cemetery.

BENJAMIN FAWVER, father
	b. 1887
	d. 1952
	buried:  Arrowsmith (Stipp) Cemetery 
MYRTLE W. FAWVER, mother
	b. 1885
	d. 1967
	buried:  Arrowsmith (Stipp) Cemetery

ERNEST FAWVER
	b. 11-22-1884
	d. 8-30-1903
	buried:  Arrowsmith (Stipp) Cemetery

FAWVER, Isaac

Saybrook Gazette, Arrowsmith News Section, August 25, 1904 - At his home five and one-half miles northwest of Arrowmsith, Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock occurred the death of Isaac Faver, aged 68 years, of apoplexy. Besides his wife he leaves three sons and six daughters and a number of grand-children, also one brother. Mr. Fawver was born in Ohio; he served as a soldier during the civil war and was one of Arrowsmith township's highly respected citizens. The funeral services will be held Sunday.


FITZHENRY, Maybelle

Mabelle FitzHenry, 89, of Saybrook, died at 5:30 a.m. yesterday 8-2-1992 in Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook, the Rev. Lewis W. Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook. Visitation will be 5 - 8 p.m. today at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home Saybrook, and from 9 - 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. She was born 8-25-1902 in Ford County, a daughter of Edward and Alice Chaney Marshall. She married Jay A. FitzHenry 10-2-1930 in Paxton. He survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Evelyn Beck, Melvin; three sisters, Fern Kline, Ruth Monical and Dorothy Scarbrough, all of Cherokee Village, Ark.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Her parents, two daughters, a granddaughter and two sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of Wesbein United Methodist Church, Saybrook, and was very active in church work. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

FOX, Jaime

The funeral of Jaime C. Fox, 17, of 15 Cedar Court, Bloomington, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, the Rev. Russell Barton officiating. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. He was dead at 8:06 a.m. Friday 10-17-1997 near Six Points and Alexander roads in Bloomington, where he was hit by a passenger train. Survivors include his mother, Terry Lopitz, Bloomington; two brothers, Chad Fox, Normal; and Jereme Fox, Bloomington; and maternal grandparents, Clem and Alice Schneider, Rockford. He was born 3-9-1980 in Normal, a son of Vernon and Terry Schneider Fox. His father and paternal grandparents preceded him in death. He was a member of the Liberty Christian Center, Bloomington.Jamie was a senior at Normal......(rest of obit is missing)

FRENCH, Ella (Hall)

Pantagraph, Friday, June 25, 1908 Pg. 5, Bloomington, Illinois Death Near LeRoy Mrs. Ella French Succumbs to Protracted Illness News Notes of LeRoy Mrs. Ella French, wife of George French, after a lingering illness, died at her home, three miles west of LeRoy. at 9a.m., Thursday, age 48 Years.Mrs. French leaves her husband and seven children, four sons and three daughters. She came to Illinois from Indiana. ( Originally from Powell County, Ky. Stanton) and her maiden name was Hall. (She was the daughter of Leonard and Angeline (Hammond) Hall) . The funeral services will be held Saturday at 3p.m. at the Christian Church, conducted by Pastor L.E. Chase. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. Pantagraph Saturday Dec. 30, 1939 Pg. 3 Bloomington, Illinois

FRENCH, George Walter

George Walter French, Retired Farmer Dies George Walter French, 80, retired farmer, died at 7:02a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Hospital, Bloomington, of a lingering illness. The body was taken to the Beck Memorial Home. The funeral will be at 1:30p.m. Monday at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at LeRoy. Mr. French was born Jan. 29, 1859 in Stanton, Ky. the son of Mr. and Mrs. John French. He married Miss Ella Hall, now deceased in 1884 in Stanton.Ky. Of the eight children born to this union, five survive. They are: Mrs Ben (Mabel) Timson, Warm Springs, Montana, Ross of Silvis, IL, Roy, Bloomington, Mrs Orville Ennis, Maidstone,Ontario Canada and Miss Yula French, Chicago. In Aug. 1931 He married Miss Mary Killion of Bloomington, who survives. Also surviving are two brothers: C.M. of LaGrange and Eugene of Stanton, Ky. and nine grandchildren. He was a member of the United Brethren of Diamond Grove.

FRIDAY, Fred E.

The funeral of Fred E. Friday, 86, who died Saturday 4-27-1985 will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. The Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 9 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City; and an hour before the service Tuesday at the church. He was born 8-13-1898 at Brookston, Ind., a son of Henry and Anna Bielfeldt Friday. He married Mary A. Bradshaw 12-14-1921 in Griggsville. She died 5-5-1982. Surviving are one son, Harold, Gibson City; two daughters, Florence Hensen, Fairbury, and Ollie Cherland, Cortez, Colo.; one sister, Edna Landau, Anchor; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and one granddaughter. He had farmed in the Anchor area until moving to Gibson City in 1961. He was a member of the East Central Illinois Club for the Deaf, the McLean County Farm Bureau and St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor.

FRIDAY, Florence L. Baird

Mrs. Florence L. Friday, 70, died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday 9-26-1974 at Burnham City Hospital, Champaign. Her funeral will be at 1;30 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, near Anchor. Visitation will be from 6 - 9 tonight. Mrs. Friday was born 9-24-1904, at Heyworth, a daughter of James and Mary Bray Baird. She married Roy Friday 7-3-1948 at Heyworth. He preceded her in death. Surviving are two sisters, Maymie Geske and Leota Connelly, both of Heyworth. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death

FRIDAY, Mary A. Bradshaw

Funeral services were held Saturday at 11 a.m. for Mary A. Friday, 82, Gibson City at St. John's Lutheran Church south of Anchor. Rev. Larry Larson and Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum officiated, with burial in the church cemetery. She died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday 5-5-1982 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex. Visitation was from 3 - 5 and 6 - 8 p.m. Friday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City and an hour preceding the service at the church. She was born 5-2-1900 near Griggsville, a daughter of Sam and Renee Manton Bradshaw. She married Fred E. Friday, 12-14-1921 at Griggsville. He survives. Other survivors include a son, Harold, of Gibson City; two daughters, Florence Hensen of Colfax, and Ollie Cherland of Cortez, Colo.; four brothers, Roscoe Bradshaw of Lakeland, Fl., Clyde and Thomas Bradshaw both of Griggsville; and Arthur Bradshaw, Camp Point; five sisters, Ethel Raper, Mesa, AZ; Alice Moore, Griggsville; Rachel Musgrove and Loretta Buchanan both of Pittsfield; and Bessie Bradbury, Perry; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister and a grandchild. She farmed with her husband in the Anchor area until retiring and moving to Gibson City in 1961. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church and the East Central Club for the Deaf.

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GADDIS, Emma (Waltmire)

MRS. EMMA GADDIS DIED IN MICHIGAN SUNDAY Mrs. Emma Gaddis, formerly of Colfax, passed away Sunday, October 27, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harlan Stuckey, at Mt. Morris, Mich. The funeral party arrived in Colfax Tuesday evening with the body and the funeral services were held from the Colfax Christian church, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o¡¦clock. Rev. O.L. Hawkins, the pastor, officiated. Miss Ricky Grending and Mrs. S. Weed sang a duet. The pallbearers were: C. Scott, James Fielding, J.H. Discho, Frank Ingram, O.H. Knight, and W.H. Nickerson. Burial was in Wiley cemetery. Mrs. Emma Gaddis was born at New Salem, Ohio on June 19, 1860, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Waltmire. The family removed to Tremont in 1868. She was married to William Gaddis on Feb. 9, 1882 and they resided on a farm south of Colfax, for several years, moving into Colfax in 1885. They moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1927. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Helen Lavely of Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Grace Stuckey of Mt. Morris, Mich.; two sons, Byron and Dr. Leo Gaddis of Cleveland, Ohio, and six grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, Joseph of Flint, Mich.; Charles of Florida, and Elmer of Ft. Wayne, Ind. Among those from out of town attending the funeral were: Byron Gaddis and family, Dr. Leo Gaddis and family of Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Stuckey of Mt. Morris, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Woltmire of Pekin; Mr. and Mrs. C. Davis and Mr. and Mrs. P. Davis of Tremont; Miles Hicks of Cleveland, Ohio.

GADDIS, Martha (Bennett)

MARTHA GADDIS DEAD (date of obit, August 10, 1916) Aged resident of Colfax passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A.M. Hicks, at 5:30 o'clock last Friday morning following an illness of several months. Martha, the daughter of John and Sarah Bennett, was born January 14, 1832, at Dillon, Illinois, the first white settlement in Tazewell County. Her father, John Bennett, being a fuller by trade, and operated a mill at one time on the Mackinaw between the villages of Dillon and the town of Delavan, and later one on his farm in Elin Grove township. He was one of the organizers of the church at Antioch, Dillon township, and filled the office of elder until his death. He was also connected with Eureka College in its organization. On March 2, 1851, she was united in marriage to Rees Gaddis. Six children have blessed their union, two of whom died in infancy or early childhood. The home of Rees and Martha Gaddis became the topping place of the preaching brethren of that day. Such men as Alfred and John Lindsay, Elder James Robinson, R.B. Chaplin, James and Nathan Mitchell, Elder Mass and his son Rufus, H.W. Everest, Eli Fisher, and many others were often in the home and J.E. Beekman, one well known as an eloquent preacher and temperance worker., who also was a step-brother of Mrs. Gaddis. The family continued to reside in Tazewell county until 1885 when they removed to a farm they purchased near Colfax. Here the husband died in 1891, since which time Mrs. Gaddis has made her home with her children, nearly all the time with her son, William, or her daughter, Mrs. A.M. Hicks. She obeyed the gospel and united with the Christian church in her youth and when they came to Colfax she took membership with the church here and continued this relationship until her death. She had the joy of seeing her daughter and sons actively identified with the work of the church. She was sustained by her faith in Christ and frequently recited the 23rd Psalm in her last illness. She was industrious and forgetful of self in her readiness to be of service to others. She was like a mother to a niece, who found a home with Mrs. Gaddis, after her own mother died. About a year ago she suffered a paralytic stroke, since which time her decline strength has been gradual.

GADDIS, William

COLFAX MAN DIES William Gaddis, former citizen there, expires in hospital in Cleveland. Word was received at Colfax Tuesday evening by Mrs. A.M. Hicks that her brother, William Gaddis had died in a hospital at Cleveland, Ohio. William Gaddis, the son of Reese and Martha Bennet Gaddis, was born in Tremont, Ill., June 30, 1857. He was married to Emma Waltmire of that place on February 9, 1882. To this union were born four children, Leo, Grace, Byron and Helen. In the spring of 1885 Mr. Gaddis came to Colfax to live, locating on a farm southwest of Colfax. About fifteen years ago he purchased the telephone exchange and conducted that business until four years ago, when he retired because of ill health. For the past year Mr. Gaddis has been living in Cleveland, Ohio, and in Michigan, where he has spent much of his time in out of door sports, with the hope of regaining his health. Several months ago he submitted to an operation of a serious nature in a Cleveland hospital, and recovered temporarily, but the old trouble returned which resulted in another operation, followed by his death on Tuesday. Mr. Gaddis was a prominent citizen, an efficient worker in the Christian church of Colfax and a member of the Masonic lodge. Mr. Gaddis is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Gaddis, and four children, Dr. Leo Gaddis of Cleveland, Ohio; Byron of Cleveland; Mrs. Grace Stuckey of Mt. Morris, Mich., and Helen of Colfax. One sister, Mrs. A.M. Hicks, and two brothers, Alpheus Gaddis of Beaver City, Neb., and James Gaddis, of this place. The body arrived at Colfax Wednesday evening. As yet no funeral arrangements have been made.

GARNER, Bertha A.

Bertha Alice Garner, 89, Colfax, a lifetime Colfax area resident, died at 7:50 a.m. yesterday 2-6-1988 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Bloomington, where she had resided one week. Her graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wiley Cemetery, Colfax, the Rev. Dan Sullivan officiating. There will be no visitation. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, had charge of arrangements. Mrs. Garner was born 1-26-1899 in Ava, a daughter of Dempsey Monroe and Mary Devada Killian Ditzler. She married Grover S. Garner on 12-24-1917 in Colfax. He preceded her in death in June 1938. She is survived by one son, Gerald, Colfax; two daughters, Erma Bowen, Cooksville, and Norma Jean Chrisman, Bloomington; three half sisters, Hazel Duncan, Hobart, Ind., Lois Smith, Pueblo Colo., and Norma Dean, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. One brother and two stepsisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Colfax United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Colfax American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Davis-Kerber Post 653. Mrs. Garner worked at the Woolworth store in Bloomington for 20 years before retiring in 1962. She owned and operated the Arcade Cafe in Colfax for three years. Memorials may be made to the Colfax United Methodist church or to the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association.

GARNER, Gerald

Gerald Grover Garner, age 73, a lifelong resident of Colfax and a retired telephone service technician died at 4:01 a.m. Monday 1-27-1992 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Cremation rites were accorded. His graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wiley Cemetery, Colfax, with the Reverend Pat Allin officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Davis-Kerber American Legion Post 653, Colfax. There was no visitation. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Garner was born 2-6-1918 at Colfax, a son of Grover S. and Bertha Alice Ditzler Garner. He married Lois R. Hill on 10-13-1942 at Colorado Springs, Colorado and she survives. Other survivors include two sons, Gerald Grover Garner II of Hudson and Steven Lee Garner of Cooksville; two daughters, M. Jolene Klintworth of Anchor and Kay Ann Mizell of rural Bloomington; two sisters, Erma Bowen of Cooksville and Norma Christman of Bloomington; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Mr. Garner, a 1937 graduate of Colfax High School was a service technician for GTE Bloomington for 36 years. He retired in 1985. He was a member of Local 51 of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Bloomington. He served as a staff sergeant with the Army's 1st Battalion 411th Infantry Division in the Rhineland and Central Europe during WWII. Mr. Garner was a member of Davis-Kerber American Legion Post 653, Colfax and a former member of John H. Kraus Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 454, Bloomington. He was a member of the Colfax United Methodist Church, a former Boy Scout scoutmaster and a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge, Bloomington. Memorials may be made to his church or to the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Assn.

GARNER, John Wesley

April 29, 1893 - Squire Garner Drops Dead on Railroad Track – Saturday afternoon J. W. Garner and family were returning from Farmer City, where they had been to visit a sick daughter. At the Wiley school house a mile west of town Mr. Garner complained of being cold and got out to walk the rest of the way on the railroad, about 200 yards distant. He reached the railroad and had one but a short distance when he fell, his feet laying on the track and his head in the ditch, his tracks showing that he had walked straight and naturally up to the spot where he fell. B. F. Fincham happened along very soon and Mart Williams and others directly afterwards. The lifeless body was loaded on a handcar and brought to town but little later than the family arrived in the carriage. Coroner Hare came up Sunday morning and summoned a jury consisting of Wm. Payne, A. H. Cooper, James Fielding, W. O. Wilson, Thos. Clow, and Henry Willhoite, who heard a number of witnesses and returned a verdict of death by heart disease. It was developed that he had shown symptons of heart trouble for two years past. Mr. Garner was 61 years old and was born in Cass county coming to McLean couty when a young man. He came to Colfax from West township eleven years ago, and at the time of his death was proprietor of the Hotel de Grand. He was a school director, and was just finishing his second term as justice of the peace. He was also a local preacher of the Methodist church. In 1852 he was married to Lucy Carver. Two children were born to them, when the wife died. His second wife was Miss M. A. Downing, by whom he has eight children. The wife and all the children survive. They are: Wm. Garner, Mrs. C. Wolcott and Ira Garner of Nebraska; Joe and Vallie Garner, of Iroquois county; Mrs. Carrie Davis, of Farmer City, and Mrs. Lida McAuley, Mrs. Della Rummell, Mary and Elton Garner, of Colfax. The funeral was conducted Tuesday morning by Rev. King at the M. E. church. School was dismissed and the flag on the schoolhouse hung at half mast. The community has been greatly shocked by the occurrence, and the sick daughter

GILMORE, Anna Katherina Clausen

Anna Gilmore, 92, a Sibley native and resident of Gibson City for eight years, died at 7 p.m. Wednesday 1-2-1980 at Gibson Community Hospital. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lamb Funeral Home, the Rev, Alexander Youck officiating with burial in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, near Anchor, Il. Pallbearers were John Schroeder, Jr., Ronald Bielfeldt, Donald Bielfeldt, Gary Gilmore, John Gilmore and Steve Gilmore. Mrs. Gilmore was born 6-25-1887, Sibley, Il., a daughter of John and Mary Brading Clausen. She married George Wichmann 1-6-1925 at Anchor, Il. He died 8-22-1939. She married Samuel Gilmore 2-14-1925. He died ` in 1939. Surviving are a daughter, Pearl Wichmann, with whom she made her home; two step-daughters, Grace Bielfeldt of Sibley, Il. and Myrtle Bielfeldt of Anchor, Il.; four step-sons, Clarence Gilmore of St. Charles, Il., Sam Gilmore of Elburn, Il, Virgil Gilmore of Sugar Grove, Il. and Arthur Gilmore, Bradenton, Fl., three sisters, Augusta Molck of Anchor, Il., Luella Martens and Ida Hansen of Sibley, Il; 34 step-grandchildren; and many step-great-grandchildren. A step-daughter, four brothers, a sister and several step-grandchildren preceded her in death. Mrs. Gilmore was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, Il.

GOMIEN, John Richard

September 13, 1997, Peoria Journal Star, Page: D7 COLFAX -- John Richard Gomien, 82, of Bethesda, Md., formerly of Colfax, died Sunday, Sept. 7, 1997, at his home. Born May 15, 1915, in Opheim, Mont., to Harry and Yarda Gomien, he married Glee DeVore. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Dee Ann Gretz of Vienna, Va., Danice Moore of New York City and Donna Gomien of Oslo, Norway; one brother, Robert of Morton; and one granddaughter. He graduated from Gallagher Business College in Kankakee and earned his bachelor's degree from Strayer College of Accountancy in Washington, D.C., in 1944. He began as executive secretary to representative Everett Dirksen in 1940 and was administrative assistant to Senator Dirksen from 1951 until his death in 1969. He was administrative assistant to Sen. Ralph Smith from 1969 to 1970. He then was special assistant to Sen. Robert Taft from 1970 to 1976. He was a member of Concord-St. Andrews Methodist Church. Services were Wednesday at his church. Cremation has been accorded, and burial was in the church garden. Arrangements were by Robert A. Pumphrey Funeral Home in Bethesda. Memorials may be made to his church, 5910 Goldsboro Road, Bethesda, Md. 20817.

GREENE, C. J.

C.J. Greene Killed Sunday
*Note: date of death April 11, 1965 - A one car accident Sunday evening at about 11 p.m. has taken the life of a Clinton man who is the son of Saybrook residents. C.J. (Joe) Greene, 45, the son of Mr. and Mrs. I.A. Greene, was heading west for Ill. 47 when his car missed a curve and went out of control. The car plunged down an embankment on the Sangamon River at Monticello. Greene was dead on arrival at a Monticello hospital. Platt County Police, who investigated the mishap, reported that he had been visiting with friends at Monticello and was on his way home when the accident occurred. Mr. Greene’s funeral has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington. Rev. Daniel Sullivan will officiate and burial will be in the Bellflower Township Cemetery. He was born July 15, 1919, in Union County, Tenn., a son of I.A. and Effie White Greene. Survivors include a son, John, with the Air Force in Okinawa; a daughter, Mrs. Ann Malinowski, Altus, Okla.; his parents, a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Payne, Inglewood, Calif.; three brothers, Lee, Long Beach, Miss.; Glenn, Saybrook; James, Bellflower; two grandchildren. He was a veteran of WW II.

Source: unknown newspaper clipping (obtained from "The Fort", Lexington Genealogical and Historical Society, 318 W. Main St., Lexington, IL 61753 - file: Bellflower Cemetery) Military Memorial Plaque: Chlois John Greene AVN CADET US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II July 15, 1919 - April 11, 1965 Joe Headstone: C. Joe Greene 1919 - 1965

GROSS, Myrtle Louise

Myrtle Louise Gross, 91, of Colfax died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday 8-27-2003 at Heritage Manor, Colfax. Service: 11 a.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor Rev. Stephen Goodwin officiating. Burial: Church cemetery Visitation: 10 - 11 a.m. today at the church Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax in charge of arrangements. Survivors: husband, Myron C. Gross, Colfax two daughters, Mardelle (Richard) Retzloff, Bay Village, Ohio Marla (Jim) Hoffman, Colfax one son, Mickey (Anita) Gross, Houston two sisters, Olga Elmer, Monroe Wis. Betty Larson, South Beloit sister-in-law, Florence Gudmunson, Somonaulk; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

GUSE, Betty J. McWhorter

The funeral of Betty J. Guse, age 60, of Colfax, was at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor. The Reverend Melvin Blobaum officiated with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax and from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Mrs. Guse died at 3:37 p.m. Wednesday 4-20-1994 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. She was born 2-1-1934 in Verona, a daughter of Fred L. and Alta M. Kizzee McWhorter. She married Edward H. Guse on 8-31-1974 in Anchor and he survives. Other survivors include two step-daughters, Susan Lott of Foosland and Deanna Hamlow of Colfax; two sisters, Judith A. McDaniel of Chenoa and Glenda Powell of Pontiac; one brother, Freddie C. McWhorter of Bloomington and three step-grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Guse, a former resident of the Ellsworth area, had lived in Colfax for 19 years. She was a homemaker and was a nurses' aide at Octavia Manor in Colfax for 10 years. Mrs. Guse was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to her church or to the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association.

GUSE, Otto Carl

The funeral of Otto Carl Guse, 92, Colfax, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, with the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by David-Kerber American Legion Post 653, Colfax. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, and from 1 - 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Mr. Guse, a retired blacksmith and road commissioner, died at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday 8-12-1986 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Bloomington. He was born 9-12-1893 in Anchor, a son of Karl and Claudina Schmidt Guse. He married Nellie Elizabeth Berlet on 2-18-1920 in Gibson City. She survives. Other survivors include one son, Edward, Colfax; three daughters, Evelyn Beecher, Colfax; Helen Kemple, Gibson City and Lucille Reeves, South Bend, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. One son, two brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. Mr. Guse was a resident of the Cropsey area from 1932 - 1948 and was a blacksmith and road commissioner. He had been a resident of Colfax since August 1948 and retired from the Farmers Oil & Supply Co. of Colfax and the Colfax Block Plant. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. An Army Veteran of WWI, he was a member of Davis-Kerber American Legion Post 653.

GUSE, Nellie Elizabeth Berlet

Nellie Elizabeth Guse, 96, died at 7:35 a.m. 4-26-1990 at Octavia Nursing Home, Colfax, where she had been a resident since 1986. Pallbearers were Leland Lott, Mick Kingsley, Jimmy Monroe, Donald Beecher, Ellryn Rocke and Mike Reeves. Her funeral was at 2 p.m Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor. Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, with a prayer service at 8 p.m.; and for one hour before the service at the church Sunday. Mrs. Guse was born 12-14-1893 in Chatsworth, a daughter of Henry and Martha Wurmnest Berlet. She married Otto Carl Guse on 2-18-1920 in Gibson City. He died 8-12-1986. Surviving are a son, Edward, Colfax; three daughters, Evelyn Beecher, Colfax; Helen Kemple, Gibson City; and Lucille Reeves South Bend, Ind.; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, three brothers, and three sisters. Mrs. Guse was a lifetime resident to the Colfax area. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, to which memorials may be made.

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HAHN, Rev. Andrew

Rev. Andrew Hahn, beloved pastor of the St. John's Lutheran Church of Anchor Twp for the past 46 years, has passed on. His death occured last Sunday 10-11-1936 on his 71st birthday anniversary after a week's illness. The passing of "Father Hahn," as he was widely known, brought sorrow to hundreds of homes, both in Central Illinois and in many other states. He was remembered and revered by former parishoners who had moved to distant fields of activity. A short time before his death, Mr. Hahn wrote the following obituary sketch of himself: "Andrew Hahn was born 10-11-1865 at Weissach, Wurttemberg, Germany, the son of Andrew Hahn and his wife, Catherine nee Buehrer. Baptized in infancy, he was instructed and confirmed in the Lutheran Church of his birthplace by the Rev. Jaeck on 4-19-1879. After he attended the preparatory school of the Rev. Immanuel Erhard Voelter in Grossingersheim, he was sent to Wartburg Seminary at Mendota, Il in 1884. There he took up the study of theology under the leadership of Doctors Sigmund and Gottfried Fritschel. On 7-3-1887 he ws ordained into the gospel ministry together by President F. Richter DD at his church in Mendota. The following day 7-4-1887, he departed from Mendota and arrived at Leola, SD on July 6 to take charge of an extended mission field. On 7-24-1887 he organized the St. James Evangelical Lutheran congregation at Leola and for some time he served 12 preaching stations in counties of McPherson, McIntosh, and Campbell, where he also organized some congregations. In the spring of 1888 a church and parsonage were built in the town of Leola. On 8-12-1888, he married Miss Ida P. Grey at her home near Mendota, Il. The Rev. D.D. Richter performed the ceremony. The young couple made their home in the new parsonage at Leola. On 4-2-1889 a most destructive prairie fire destroyed not only two human lives, many farm homes, cattle and horses, but almost the whole town of Leola including the church and parsonage. A new parsonage was built in the summer of 1889 and three more ministers were called to help take care of the field. In October 1890, he accepted a call from St. John's Evangelical Lutheran of Sibley and the preaching station at Lawndale Twp near Colfax, and St. John's, Anchor Twp. He served all three places for seven years. A parsonage was built by the St. John's congregation of Anchor near the church in Anchor Twp in the fall of 1891. An old farmhouse located between Anchor and Sibley had served as a parsonage for the pastor and his family prior to this. In October 1896, Immanuel congregation was organized at Lawndale. In the spring of 1897, the parish was divided and a pastor was called for the congregation of Sibley and Lawndale, so that there might be Divine services at Anchor every Sunday. A schoolhouse was built near the Anchor church in 1894 and the present church in 1909." Of the nine children born to the Pastor and Mrs. Hahn, all but the oldest were born near Anchor. Two of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife and the following children: Hulda, at home; Andrew Hahn, Waukesha, Wis.; Paul Hahn, Chicago, Il; Mrs. Pauline Kegerrels, Oak Park, Il; Mrs. Marie Hansen,, Bloomington, Il.; and Mrs. Leola Ferdinand of Chicago, Il. Funeral services were held in the St. John's Church at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday 10-14-1936.

HAHN, Hulda Martha

Miss Hulda Martha Hahn, 75, formerly of Anchor and more recently of 601 S. Vale (Bloomington) died at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, 3-29-1966 at St. Joseph's Hospital. An invalid since childhood, she had been at Maple Grove Nursing Home a year and entered the hospital Thursday. A prayer service has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Flinspach-Kurth Memorial Home. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Anchor. The Rev. Alexander Youck will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Memorial home after 7 p.m. Wednesday and the church after noon Thursday. She was born in Cropsey Twp 2-27-1891, a daughter of the Rev. Andrew and Ida Grey Hahn. Her father for many years was pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church near Anchor. Miss Hahn came to Bloomington nearly 30 years ago from Anchor. Surviving are a brother, the Rev. A.A. Hahn of Cuero, TX.; four sisters, Mrs. Arne Hansen, Bloomington; Mrs. Roy Kegerrels, Elmhurst; Mrs. E.O. Rausch, Kankakee; Mrs. Roy Ferdinand of Elmhurst. Two sisters preceded her in death. The family suggests that any expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to St. John's Lutheran Church at Anchor of which she was a life-time member.

HAHN, Lorene Emma Amelia (Emily) Stroh

The funeral of Lorene E. Hahn, age 80, of Champaign, formerly of Gibson City, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Edward Schneider officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Anchor. Visitation was from 6 - 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Pallbearers include Guy Bane, Tim Bane, Charles Walters, Gary Stroh, Duane Stroh and Darrel Steele. Mrs. Hahn died at 3:46 p.m. Sunday, 3-20-1994 at Americana Healthcare Center, Champaign. She was born 3-7-1914 at Melvin, a daughter of Ferdinand and Bertha Beck Stroh. She married William F. Hahn 8-27-1938 in Chicago. He died 2-28-1966 in El Paso, Texas. Survivors include two daughters, Gail (Robert) Hutchcraft of Gibson City and Carol (Ron) Davis of Champaign; four grandchildren, JoAnne Hutchcraft, Troy C. Hutchcraft, Jason Davis and Jennifer Davis; two great-grandchildren, Jody Lyn Cline and Jordan Carl Hutchcraft Adams; and one foster-sister, Helen Tjarks Walters, Gibson City. She was preceded in death by one brother, Marvin Stroh; one sister, Wilma Stroh Cook, and one foster-brother, Willis (Bud) Beck. A 1932 graduate of Saybrook High School, Mrs. Hahn attended Illinois State Normal University. She was a resident of Champaign since 1959 and was employed by Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in Gibson City and Champaign for 30 years, retiring in 1978. **typist note: Lorene was my mother. The Rev. Andrew Hahn confirmed her in her teens - before she ever became a Hahn. It is not known yet if Rev. Hahn and my father's ancestors are related.

HAMMER, Theodore L.

Theodore L. Hammer, 84, of Anchor died at 2:18 a.m. yesterday 6-27-1988 at Carle Hospital, Urbana. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor. The Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiated and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, and one hour before the service at the church on Thursday. He was born 7-27-1903 in Moccasin Twp, Effingham Co., Il., a son of John and Alvinna Milchman Hammer. He married Inez Heins on 12-21-1926 in Chenoa. She died 12-8-1927. He then married Laura A. Niehoff on 9-23-1929 in Indianapolis, Ind. She died 10-2-1977. He then married Florence J. Miller on 4-5-1982 in Kissimmee, Fla. She survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Hulone Schneider, Freeport; two sons, Donald, Anchor and Wayne, Fairbury; one brother, Arnold of Altamont; three sisters, Bertha Zeigler and Ida Stuckemeyer, both of Altamont; and Hulda Hammer, Effingham; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a son. Mr. Hammer was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor and the McLean County Farm Bureau. A retired farmer, he had lived in the Anchor area since 1948. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association , St. John's Cemetery Trust Fund or to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois.

HAMMER, Laura A. Niehoff

Mrs. Laura A. Hammer, 74, rural Anchor, died at 5:20 a.m. Sunday 10-2-1977 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church near Anchor, the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. She was born 1-28-1903 in Effingham County, Il., a daughter of August and Matilda Minning Niehoff. She married Theodore Hammer 9-23-1929 in Indianapolis, Ind. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Hulone Schneider, Freeport; two sons, Donald Hammer, Anchor; and Wayne Hammer, Fairbury; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Carter, Stillwater, OK.; and Mrs. Caroline Huelskoetter, Altamont; a brother, Henry Niehoff, Altamont, and six grandchildren. Two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Hammer was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Dorcas Society, and a charter member of the Gibson Community Hospital Auxiliary. She was an Anchor resident for 29 years. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Lutheran Welfare Fund or the American Cancer Society.

HANSEN, Claus William

Claus William Hansen, 45, died Monday morning 2-5-1940 at his home, 410 w. 10th St., Gibson City, of Bright's disease. Funeral services were held at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church near Anchor, the Rev. August Aden, pastor of the Salem English Lutheran Church officiated. Internment was in the church cemetery. Mr. Hansen was born 11-9-1894, near Melvin, a son of Claus and Catherine Timm Hansen. On 12-20-1916 he married Miss Emma Clausen. He farmed utnil about four years ago, when ill health forced him to retire, and he moved to Gibson City. He had been bedfast for the last 18 months. Besides his wife, he leaves the following children: two sons, Weldon and Arnold; five daughters, Violet Finis, Gibson City and Mildred, Dorothy, Mary Ann and Luella, all at home. He is also survived by his father; two sisters, Anna Jacobs, Gibson City, and Hannah Gonzales,, Armstrong; one brother, Herman, Gibson City and a half-brother, Clarence, Anchor.

HARDT, Martha Glissman

Martha Hardt, 87, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday 5-11-1978 at the McLean County Nursing Home, where she lived eight years. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bruce Memorial Home, LeRoy, the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be an hour before the service at the memorial home. She was born 3-24-1891 in Hamburg, Germany, a daughter of Wilhelm and Wilhelmine Firost Glissman. She married John Ernest Hardt 3-21-1909 in Germany. He died 9-22-1928. Surviving are a daughter, Clara Holsten, Gibson City; two sons, Ernest, rural Ellsworth, and Bruno, address unknown; eight grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Three brothers, two sisters and a grandson preceded her in death. She and her husband came to the United States from Germany in 1924 and settled in the Colfax area and began farming. She was a member of the Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Germany.

HASSEBROCK, Henry

Henry Hassebrock, 70, a retired farmer, died at 8 a.m. Friday 2-15-1963 at his home. He had operated an insurance agency in Saybrook. A prayer service has been set at the Stensel Funeral Home for 1 p.m. Sunday. His funeral will be at St. John's Lutheran Church at Anchor at 2 p.m Sunday. The Rev. Alexander Youck will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after noon today at the funeral home. He was born in St. Peter, 1-17-1893 a son of Henry and Henrietta Quebe Hassebrock. He married Freda Rippel 2-29-1916 at Bloomington. They had lived in Saybrook since 1937. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Glenna Warsaw, a son Herman Hassebrock, both of Saybrook; a brother, John, Mt. Pulaski, three sisters, Mrs. Louis Bultmann, Mascautah; Mrs. Otto Gehle, St. Peter; Mrs. Lawrence Woelfle, Eureka; five step-brothers, Henry Toesing, Nebraska; Fred Toesing, William Toesing, St. Louis, Mo.; Herman Toesing, Okawville; August Toesing, Dixon; two step-sisters, Mrs. Matilda Bargerding, Nashville; Mrs. Marie Nuelkin, Okawville; three grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to the memorial fund of his church.

HASSEBROCK, Frieda Rippel

Frieda Hassebrock, 92, of Saybrook died at 3:28 a.m. 3-22-1989 at Gibson Community Hospital Annex, where she had been a patient since 1982. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Melvin Rippel, Clarence Rippel, Byron Jones, Junior Bielfeldt, Darwin Punke and Leo Lage. Visitation was from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, handled arrangements. She was born 7-28-1896 in El Paso, a daughter of Charles and Louise Hein Rippel. She married Henry Hassebrock on 2-29-1916 in Bloomington. He died 2-15-1963. Surviving are one son, Herman, Saybrook; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, six brothers and sisters and seven half-brothers and half-sisters. Mrs. Hassebrock was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, and the Dorcas Society of the church. She formerly lived in Secor, moving to Saybrook in 1937. Memorials may be made to St. John's Building Memorial Fund.

HAUPTMAN, Joseph

Joseph M. Hauptman, 80, of 2600 Center St. Granite City, a Bloomington native, died Saturday 5-25-2002 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.

HAWTHORNE, Lester L.

The funeral of Lester Lee (Babe) Hawthorne, 60, of 1909 Berrywood Lane, Bloomington, who was semi-retired from an insurance company and excelled in sports, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home. Philip D. Queen will officiate. Entombment will be at East Lawn Mausoleum, Bloomington. Visitation will be 5:30 - 8 p.m. today at the memorial home. Mr. Hawthorne died at 10:57 a.m. Tuesday 9-20-1994 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, of complications from cancer. He was born 7-23-1934 in Mansfield, the son of Lester A. and Mabel Amdor Hawthorne. He married Mary Nicholson 8-30-1958 in Fort Benning, GA. She survives. Other survivors include three sons, Wayne, Bloomington; Jeff, Shaumburg; and David, Atlanta, Ga.; his mother, Saybrook; two brothers, Phil, Gibson City; and Jon, Bloomington; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Robert. Mr. Hawthorne had been employed by the Equitable Life Insurance Co. for 29 years, and held a CLU-CHFC designation. He had served as district manager in Bloomington for two years, in Peoria for three years and as agency manager in Alabama for seven years. He had been semi-retired for the past five years. He was known as an outstanding athlete and sports enthusiast. A three-sport athlete at Saybrook High School, he held the state of Illinois basketball scoring honors, having scored 50 points in one game during his senior year in 1952. Mr. Hawthorne was later inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Assn Hall of Fame for his achievement in Illinois basketball. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he was a member of the "Fabulous Five" basketball team which won the Big Ten conference two consecutive years and placed second in the NCAA in 1953 and fourth in 1954. In baseball at Iowa, he won All Big Ten conference honors and Most Valuable Player in 1956. He also was active in the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity at the University of Iowa. He was an Army veteran, serving at Fort Benning, GA., from 1956 - 1958. He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington. He was an avid golfer, a member of Lakeside Country Club and Bloomington Young Men's Club. Memorials may be made to the building fund of Second Presbyterian Church or to the American Cancer Society.

HENLINE, Amanda (Hughes)

The Colfax Press Dec. 20, 1928 MRS. SETH HENLINE DIED HERE SATURDAY Mrs. Seth Henline, who had been in failing health for some time died at her home here last Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Hardening of the arteries was given as the cause of death. The funeral services were held from the Colfax Christian Church at 3:00 o'clock Monday afternoon with Reb. O.L. Hawkins, pastor of the church and Rev. O. McNemar of Lewistown, officiating. Burial was in Wiley cemetery. The singers were Mrs. John Thedens, Miss Ricky Grending, H.C., Tipton and Seth Weed. Mrss Gladys White presided at the piano. The pallbearers were; David Hutson, Erle Mitchell, Ivan Getty, Earl Judd of Colfax; Marion Hutson of Cooksville; Frank Hutson of Lincoln. The honorary pallbearers were R.W., Greenlee, Chas. Atkinson, Wm. H. Nickerson, Frank Ingram, J.H. Discho and Wm. Huebner. Amanda Ellen, the second of four daughters of Mary Ellen Corman and Henry Hughes, was born on November 19, 1852 at Lexington, Ky. When she was 14 years of age she came with her parents to Illinois, settling on a farm in Lawndale Township, where she continued to live until about eight years ago when she moved to Colfax. She was united in marriage to Seth Henline on November 12, 1868 and they lived on the farm in Lawndale township. Mr. Henline died three years ago. Six daughters were born to this union. They are Mrs. Allie Wood of Colfax; Mrs. Vena Hare and Mrs. Grace Hutson of Bloomington; Mrs. Emma Dameron of Weston; Mrs. A.D. Withers of Ellsworth; Mrs. Addie Loos of Detroit, Mich. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary Clark of Frederickstown, Mo. Seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

HENLINE, E F

The Colfax Press Thursday, March 21, 1929 E.F. HENLINE DIED AT OMAHA THURSDAY, MARCH 7 The following item is taken from the Holdrege (Nebr.) Progress of Mar. 14. The deceased was a grandson of J.J. Henline, who settled near Henline creek in 1828. He went to Nebraska with his parents in 1887: E.F. Henline, son of Mr. and Mrs. Addison Henline was born July 30, 1874 near Colfax, in McLean county, Illinois, and died at Omaha, Thursday, March 7, at 9 a.m. at the age of 54 years. His parents and three brothers are buried in Evergreen cemetery near his birthplace. For twenty five years he made his home with his uncle, the late I.F. Henline of Kearney. The past five years he has lived in Omaha. Before Christmas he suffered a siege of flu which with complications caused his death. About three weeks ago when his condition became critical his only sister, Mrs. George W. Cover of Atlanta, was notified and she left immediately for Omaha. When she left him he seemed to be slowly improving. A week later he began to fail again so she returned to Omaha and was with him the last week. He suffered greatly but was glad to have her with him. Funeral services were conducted from the Crosby Mortuary on Saturday, March 9, Rev. J.L. Beebe, pastor of the Grace Evangelical church, officiating. Burial was in West Lawn cemetery in Omaha.

HENLINE, Henry C.

H.C. Henline (JUNE 6, 1902 edition of The Colfax Press) IN MANHOOD'S PRIME Death of H.C. Henline, near his birthplace - Large and impressive funeral. The death of Henry C. Henline occurred at his home in Lawndale township Sunday at noon, after a lingering illness which has lasted several months and defied the skill of his doctors. The funeral services were conducted at the residence on Tuesday afternoon by his pastor, Rev. D.G. Murray. His text was "The house not made with hands," upon which he preached an impressive discourse, describing the growth of a Christian character, and speaking fittingly of his acquaintance with the deceased. The greatest works of man, he said, show the mark of time, but the soul that is touched by the finger of God grows nobler and stronger continually. Earthly things are imperfect ass they are perishable, but God's mansions are perfect and enduring. The funeral procession was over half a mile long. The burial was in charge of the Masons, the Odd Fellows and the Eastern Star attending. The casket was covered with beautiful floral offerings. The deceased was born on Nov. 9, 1853, within a mile of the place of his death. On Aug. 19, 1875 he married Sarah L Wiley, who with five children survives him. They are Mrs. Della Gillan, a widow; Mrs. Minnie Ward; Harrison, Homer and Wiley. Two sisters also survive him, Mrs. Nelson Biggs and Mrs. J.M. Reynolds. He had a large number of relatives, the family being the oldest and largest in this part of the county. Eighteen years ago he joined the Methodist church, and was at the time of his death a member of the board of stewards. He was a successful farmer, and leaves family well provided. Last summer and fall he built the finest residence in this vicinity, but he saw scarcely a will day in it, his health breaking down soon afterward. Mr. Henline was a quiet man, without any great endeavors, but he fulfilled every obligation, private and public, with fidelity, honesty and unselfishness. He like his friends and all were such who chose to be. He was a man of whom one could hear nothing but good, and of whom those who knew him expected nothing but good. All join in deploring his death and in offering their sympathy to those who have been deprived of his love and care.

HENLINE, Seth

DEATH OF SETH HENLINE Seth Henline, a highly respected resident of this place and one of the pioneers of McLean county and Lawndale township passed away at his home here Sunday evening, at 9:40 o'clock, following an illness lasting over a period of three years duration. Seth Henline, second son of Martin and Feraby Cunningham Henline was born near Evergreen church in Lawndale township on October 9, 1847. On November 12, 1866 he was united in marriage to Amanda Ellen Hughes and she with five of the daughters were at his bedside when death came. Another daughter, Mrs. Grant Hare, had visited him a few days ago before going to her home in Hot Springs, Ark. The other daughters surviving are Mrs. J.T. Dameron of Weston; Mrs. Allie Wood, Mrs. A.D. Withers, Mrs. Addie Fleener and Mrs. Grace Hutson all of Colfax. There are two brothers, William of Hunter, Okla., and Pierce of Gray, Okla. and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Woodard of Helena, Okla.; Mrs. Lucretia Harris of Bellflower. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Mr. Henline was a member of the Methodist church. Mr. Henline was a man of strong will power and during his long years of suffering he followed strictly the doctor's directions even to the state of intense hunger, many doctors commenting on his faithfulness and patience. He was a man of sterling qualities and high ideals and being a member of one of the pioneer families he did much for the up-building of the community. His family esteem him as a loving father, his neighbors as a true friend. During his active life in Lawndale township he took great interest in public affairs having filled the offices of road commissioner and collector and for many years he served as school director. Seth Henline was a neighbor, A friend to every man, He did his might while here on earh To forward God's great plan. No stranger e'er went from his door Without a word of cheer and It's these little things in life, That makes his memory dear. And now since God has called him From this vale of toil and woe, His life will be a guiding star, As on this life we go. With loving thots and kindly deeds, His pathway here he trod, But now his work on earth is o'er; He has gone to be with God. O, God, that we may all hold fast, The principles so dear That we may be esteemed on earth, While we're so-journing here. The funeral services were held from his late home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. McNemar of the Christian church. The large crowd of sorrowing friends showed the esteem in which he was held. The pallbearers were: David Hutson, Frank Hutson, Marion Hutson, Fred Dale, Ivan Getty and R.W. Langstaff. The honorary pallbearers were: Charles Atkinson, Robert Greenlee, Morgan Reynolds, Saul Nafziger, Wm. McClellan and Henry Meyer. Interment was in Wiley cemetery.

HENSEN, Delmar O.

Delmar O. Hensen, 46, a life-long resident of Anchor and a farmer, was found dead about 9 a.m. Monday 10-14-1968 at his home. A shotgun was found beside him. McLean County Coroner Curtis Gilberts will conduct an inquest. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Anchor, the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin after 3 o'clock today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City; and after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. He was born 1-10-1922 near Anchor, a son of Otto and Louise Wichmann Hensen. He married Florence Friday 6-18-1944 at Anchor. She survives, along with four daughters, Verneal and Virginia both of Champaign; Ruth Ann and Mary, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Louise Hensen, Gibson City; one brother, Alvin of Colfax; four sisters, Edith Mounts, Birmingham, Iowa; Esther Pritts, Manhattan, Il.; Alice Riblet and Hilda Mott, both of Gibson City. He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, and one infant daughter. He was a member of the Octavia School Board, St. John's Lutheran Church Countil and McLean County Farm Bureau.

HENSEN, Harry A.

Funeral services for Harry A. Hensen, 48, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church. The Rev. Alexander Youck will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. today at the Easterbrook Funeral Home in Saybrook. Mr. Hensen died, apparently of a heart ailment, early Friday morning at his home. Coroner Curtis Gilberts conducted an inquiry into his death. He was born in Anchor 4-4-1912, son of Otto and Louise Wichmann Hensen. He married Mattie Stinson 1-31-1936, in Anchor. The couple lived in Gibson City and Paxton and returned to Anchor in 1941. Surviving are his wife, three children, Gale, Glen and Gary., all at home; his mother, Mrs. Louise Hensen, Gibson City; four sisters, Edith Mounts, Birmingham, Iowa; Esther Pritts, Manhatten, Il.; Alice Riblet and Hilda Mott, both of Gibson City; two brothers, Delmar, Anchor and Alvin, Colfax. A daughter and his father preceded him in death. b. 4-4-1912 d. February 10, 1961

HENSEN, Mattie B. Stinson

Mattie B. Hensen, 87, died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday 7-8-2003 at her residence in Bloomington. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, with the Rev. Dan Jassman officiating. There will be no visitation and burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anchor. Survivors include two sons, Glen Edward (Joan) Hensen, Clovis, Ca.; Gary Keith (Jane) Hensen, Rantoul; and one daughter, Beverly Gale Hensen, Bloomington; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was born 7-29-1915 in Barron Co., KY, a daughter of Lonnie and Netta Stinson. She married Harry Hensen in January 1936 in Anchor. He died 2-10-1961. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and an infant daughter. Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association. She was employed by Pittsburg Steel, Fairbury.

HESTER, Linda L. Lage

Linda L. Hester, 51, of rural Saybrook died at 8:10 a.m. Thursday 3-16-1995 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Death was attributed to natural causes. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, with the Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and one hour before the funeral at the church on Sunday. She was born 1-24-1944 in Bloomington, the daughter of Leo W. and Dorothy F. Stroh Lage. She married John H. Hester 10-10-1965 in Anchor. He survives. Other survivors include her parents, Gibson City, a son, John Christopher, Saybrook; a daughter, Jennifer Lee Williams, Arrowsmith; and a brother, David Leo Lage, Colfax. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents. Mrs. Hester was a resident of rural Saybrook for the past 20 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, where she was baptized, confirmed and married. She graduated from Octavia High School in 1962. She was a member of the Arabian Association. Memorials may be made to her church.

HESTER, Linda

Linda L. Hester, 51, of rural Saybrook died at 8:10 a.m. Thursday 3-16-1995 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, the Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Anchor. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and from 1 - 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Mrs. Hester was born 1-24-1944 at Bloomington, a daughter of Leo W. and Dorothy F. Stroh Lage. She married John H. H ester on 10-10-1965 at Anchor. He survives. Also surviving are her parents of Gibson City; a son, John Christopher of Saybrook; a daughter, Jennifer Lee Williams of Arrowsmith; and a brother, David Leo Lage of Colfax. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents. Mrs. Hester was a resident of rural Saybrook for the last 20 years. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. She graduated from Octavia High School in 1962. She was a member of the Arabian Association. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor.

HILLARY, Dale E.

Dale E. Hillary, 84, of Melvin died at 3:30 p.m. Monday 7-7-2003 at Manor Care Health Care Center, Champaign. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, with the Rev. Dave Pavesic officiating. Visitation will be 6 - 8 p.m. today and **"one hour before service at the church on Thursday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City." burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Anchor. Mr. Hillary was born 10-12-1918 at Loda, a son of Amos and Bess Schmink Hillary. He married Dorothy I. Christensen on 12-10-1940 at Melvin. She died 10-29-1985. Surviving include one son, Donald (Kathy) Hillary, Downs; one daughter, Beverly (Virgil) Rueck, Melvin; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson. Other survivors include a special friend, Dorothy Kaiser, Melvin; two brothers, Howard Hillary and Marion Hillary both of Watseka; three sisters, Ethel Moran and Verla Menigoz of Watseka; and Emogene Hillary, Monticello, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother and an infant sister. Mr. Hillary lived in the Melvin - Sibley area most of his life. He was a member of OWL Club through Nickels Home Shield where he worked for 27 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Anchor. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

HILLARY, Dorothy I. Christensen

The funeral of Dorothy I. Hillary, 64, rural Melvin, who died Tuesday 10-29-1985, will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church Anchor, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 - 9 p.m. today at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, and an hour before the service Friday at the church. Mrs. Hillary was born 4-24-1921 in Sibley, a daughter of Thomas and Sophie Boettger Christensen. She married Dale Hillary 12-10-1940 in Melvin. He survives. Other survivors include a son, Donald of Downs; a daughter, Beverly J. Rueck, Melvin; a brother Floyd Christensen, Waterloo, Wis.; and four grandsons. Five brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Hillary worked for Nichols Homeshield in Chatsworth for 18 years, retiring in 1984. She was a resident of the Melvin and Sibley area all of her life. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Dorcas Society of the church, Ford County Homemakers Extension and Melvin Women's Club. She was a former 4-H leader in the Melvin area.

HINRICHSEN, Roy John William

Roy Hinrichsen, 78, Colfax died at 5:40 a.m. yesterday 4-15-1984 at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center, Bloomington. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, and one hour before the service at the church. There will be an 8 p.m. prayer service, the Rev. Blobaum officiating. He was born 9-19-1905 in Anchor Twp, a son of Herman and Emma Beecher Hinrichsen. He married Bertha Klintworth 2-9-1927 at St. John's and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Gladys Eyer and Margery Eyer, both of Anchor; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and two infant siblings. Mr. Hinrichsen was a retired farmer, a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, and a member of the McLean Co. Farm Bureau. Memorials may be made to his church or the Eastern McLean Co. Ambulance Association.

HINRICHSEN, Bertha Margaret Klintworth

Bertha Hinrichsen, age 97 of Colfax died at 4:30 p.m. 3-14-2003 at Heritage Manor, Colfax. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. March 17 at St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor with the Reverend Stephen Goodwin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 10 - 11 a.m. March 17 at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Colfax was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association. Mrs. Hinrichsen was born 5-5-1905 at Anchor, a daughter of Henry and Emma Schleeter Klintworth. She married Roy Hinrichsen in Anchor on 2-9-1927. He died 4-15-1984. Survivors include two daughters, Margery (Harold) Eyer of Colfax and Gladys (Chester) Eyer of Anchor; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Edward Klintworth of Colfax. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Mrs. Hinrichsen was a life-long member of St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor. She was a member of the Dorcas Society of the church.

HINRICHSEN, Ralph

Ralph Hinrichsen, a retired farmer who resided in Colfax, died at 1:15 a.m. Sunday 7-20-1969 in Gibson Community Hospital at Gibson City. He had been ill the past three weeks and a patient in the hospital. He was brought to the Harper Funeral Home, Colfax, where visitation was held on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor. Rev Alexander Youck officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. He was born at Anchor 2-3-1908, a son of Herman and Emma Beecher Hinrichsen. He married Hazel Taylor of Anchor on 2-212-1929 at Bloomington. Survivors are his wife, two sons, Gerald of Anchor; and Randy at home; three daughters, Doris Hyett of Colfax; Dorothy Sanders of Columbia, Mo.; Connie Fackler of Anchor; a brother, Roy of Colfax; and a sister, Anna Schleeter of Anchor; 15 grandchildren. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. Hinrichsen was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church at Anchor.

HINRICHSEN, Hazel Irene Taylor

Hazel Irene Hinrichsen, age 88, a resident of Heritage Manor in Gibson City and formerly of Colfax, died at 6 p.m. Friday 9-24-1999 at the nursing home. Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor with the Reverend Robert Ferro officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 9 - 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Mrs. Hinrichsen was born 11-25-1910 in Anchor, a daughter of William and Eva Austin Taylor. She married Ralph H. Hinrichsen on 2-221-1929 in Anchor. He died 7-20-1969. Survivors include three daughters, Doris Hyatt of Colfax; Dorothy (Milton) Sanders of Columbia, Mo and Connie Fackler-Peters of Gibson City; two sons, Gerald (Marcell) Hinrichsen of Monticello, GA and Randy (Nancy) Hinrichsen of Colfax; two sisters, Lois Bielfeldt of Anchor and Louise Hoffman of Pontiac; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilbur andd Floyd Taylor and two sisters, Edith Riecks and Cleo Blundy and seven half-brothers and sisters. Formerly of Colfax and Anchor, Mrs. Hinrichsen was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor. Memorials may be given to her church or to the Gibson Area Telecare.

HONNER, Lillian (Phillips)

Pantagraph Nov. 1983 Bloomington, Illinois - DOWNS - Lillian (Phillips) Honnor, 96, of Rialto, Calif, a retired teacher and Downs native, died Nov. 13, 1983, in Rialto. Cremation rites were accorded. Her graveside funeral will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 30, at Hopewell Cemetery, Downs, the Rev. Fred Belcher officiating. Mrs. Honnor was born Nov. 1, 1887, a daughter of Solomon and Sarah (Teter) Phillips. She married George Honnor in 1911. He preceded her in death. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. Five brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Honnor began teaching at age 16 and continued for 12 years. She was a member of the Downs United Methodist Church for many years and was active in the Farm and Home Bureaus. Memorial may be made to the Downs United Methodist Church.

HUFFORD, Millard F. "Wienie"

Headline: Millard Hufford October 22, 1993, Peoria Journal Star, Page: A9 Obituary: COLFAX -- Millard F. "Wienie" Hufford, 66, of Colfax died at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1993, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Born Nov. 19, 1926, in Gardena to David and Bertha Moore Hufford, he married Eunice K. Stieglitz on Aug. 14, 1947, in Morton. She survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Lynn McGowan of Peoria, Sandra Meyer of West Chester, Pa., Teresa Lovett of Lincoln, Neb., and Susan Murray of Bloomington; one sister, Eva Egli of East Peoria; and eight grandchildren. One brother and one infant sister preceded him in death. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He owned and operated Wiener's Restaurant in Colfax. He formerly owned the Ben Franklin and Clothing Store in Colfax. He worked at Schwenk Supermarket in Morton and was a bus driver for Colfax High School for nine years. He was a member of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5921 of Morton and Colfax American Legion Davis-Kerber Post 653. He was a member of Colfax Christian Church, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Stephanie Curran will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, where full military rites will be accorded by the Colfax American Legion. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or his church.

HUMPHREY, Ernest Gail

Ernest Gail Humphrey of Normal, formerly of Colfax, 74, died at 7:10 a.m. Friday 7-28-1995 at BroMenn Medical Center, Normal. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, with the Rev. Elmer Johnson officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, has charge of arrangements. Mr. Humphrey was born 10-18-1920 at Colfax, a son of Ernest and Minnie Harms Humphrey. He married Faye Schleeter on 3-5-1949, at Anchor. She died 12-30-1967. Surviving are daughter, Leann Bredberg of Aledo; son Mark of Anchor; sister Velda Beck of Colfax; brothers Loren of Saybrook and Nelson of Cooksville; and two granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a sister and a daughter. Mr. Humphrey was a retired farmer. He served as a military policeman in the Army Air Force from 1941 - 1945. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, and a 50-year member of the Davis- Kerber American Legion Post 653, Colfax. Memorial contributions may be made to the EMCAA or his church.

HYATT, Doris Ann Hinrichsen Kelly

Doris Ann Hyatt, age 72 of Colfax died at 4:54 p.m. 11-18-2002 at Heritage Manor in Colfax. Mrs. Hyatt was born 11-23-1929 at Bloomington, ` a daughter of Ralph and Hazel Taylor Hinrichsen. She married Edward Leo Kelly in Ford County on 12-24-1949. He died 6-9-1958. She later married Wilber Hyatt on 8-18-1967 in Anchor. He died 1-28-1990. Survivors include five sons, Terry (JoAnn) Kelley of Bloomington; Dennis (Joanne) Kelly of Gilbertsville, KY, Steven (Jamie) Kelly of Anchor; Kevin (Angela) Hyatt of Wintergarden, FL and Eric (Jami) Hyatt of Fairbury; two brothers, Jerry Hinrichsen of Forest Park, GA and Randy Hinrichson of Colfax; and two sisters, Dorothy Sanders of Columbia, MO and Connie Peters of Bloomington; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. A homemaker, Mrs. Hyatt worked at M&W Gear in Anchor and Protein Plus in Colfax. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor. Funeral services were at 11 a.m.Thursday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Colfax with the Reverend Stephen Goodwin officiating. Burial was in Wiley Cemetery, Colfax. Visitation was from 10 - 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to EMCA.

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JENSEN, Genevieve C. Christensen

Genevieve Jensen, formerly of Anchor died 2-9-2002 at Oceanside, CA where she had resided for more than 40 years. Funeral services and burial will be in California. Mrs. Jensen was born at Anchor 12-26-1931, the daughter of Herman and Marie Christensen. She graduated from Gibson City High School and Capital University in Columbus, Ohio majoring in social work. She is survived by two daughters, Anne (Larry) Rutsch and Joell (Tom) Trotta and five grandchildren; one brother, David (Janice) Christensen of Florida; four sisters, Lois (Tom) Rhodes, Bonnie (Charles) Dewey; Betty (Ron) Knapp, and Julie (Dean) Summers, all of Gibson City.

JONES, Louis

Louis Jones, 88, a resident of Blooming Grove Convalescent Center for three years and formerly of Anchor and Chenoa, died at 1:33 a.m. yesterday 5-23-1988 at Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Anchor. Visitation will be from 10 - 11 a.m. Wednesday at the memorial home. Mr. Jones was born 1-5-1900 in Hoyleton, a son of George and Minna Neuhaus Jones. He married Anne Louise Gerwick in Bloomington in 1932. She died 4-6-1964. Survivors include two daughters, Marcia Baker of Weldon and Evelyn Baker of Lincoln; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Mr. Jones, a retired farmer, had lived in Chenoa and Anchor since 1956. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, to which memorials may be made.

JONES, Emery E.

The funeral of Emery E. Jones, 85, of Saybrook will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. Pastor Melvin C. Blobaum will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook. Mr. Jones died at 5:02 p.m. Saturday 7-16-1994 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. He was born 3-18-1909 at Fisher, the son of George E. and Melvina Jordan Jones. He married Clara E. Aschenbrenner 2-10-1936 at Aston. She survives. Other survivors include one son, Byron, Saybrook; one brother, Keith, Danville; one sister, Edith Knight, Crawfordsville, Ind.; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Jones was a retired farmer and a 1926 graduate of Fisher High School. He also graduated from the University of Illinois in 1930. He was a member of the Bloomington Production Credit Association for 20 years and was a member of the Saybrook-Arrowsmith school board for many years. He served as president of both boards. A member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, he served as chairman of the building committee, Sunday school teacher, choir member, member of the church board and trustee of the church's foundation. He also was a member of the East Central Brotherhood for six years and served as its president. He was a charter member of the Saybrook Lions Club and a 10-year-member of the McLean County Zoning Commission. Memorials may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church Foundation or to the St. John's Lutheran Church building fund.

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KLINTWORTH, Edward Herman

Edward H. Klintworth, 93, of Colfax, formrly of Anchor died at 8:40 p.m. Monday 3-24-2003 at Heritage Manor, Colfax. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor; the Rev. Steven Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 7:30 pm. Thursday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, and one hour before the service Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Eastern McLean County Ambulance or a charity of the donor's choice. Mr. Klintworth was born 9-17-1909 in Anchor, a son of Henry and Emma Schleeter Klintworth. He married Eileen Laberta Hiser 3-31-1935 in Anchor. She died 8-26-2002. Survivors included three sons: Lee (Jolene) Klintworth, Anchor; Keith (Joy) Klintworth, Dunlap; and Terry Klintworth, Champaign; six grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, one daughter, and one granddaughter.

KLINTWORTH, Eileen Laberta Hiser

The funeral for Eileen Laberta Klintworth, 88, of rural Anchor will be at 11 a.m Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Stephen Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, and from 10 - 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. She died at 12:10 p.m. Monday 8-27-2002 at Heritage Manor, Colfax. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church building fund; Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association; or to a charity of the donor's choice. She was born 11-17-1913 at Colfax, a daughter of Bernie and Sara Burk Hiser. She married Edward Klintworth on 3-31-1935 at Anchor and he survives. Other survivors include three sons, Lee (Jolene) Klintworth, Anchor; Keith (Joy) Klintworth, Dunlap; and Terry Klintworth, Champaign; a brother, Bernard (Joyce) Hiser, Sellersburg, Ind.; two sisters, Virginia Allen and Ramona Preston, both of Bloomington; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters, a daughter and one granddaughter. Mrs. Klintworth was a homemaker. She was a 1932 graduate of Colfax High School and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor.

KLINTWORTH, Janette Howk

The funeral of Janette Klintworth, 89, of Colfax, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. The Rev. Robert Ferro will officiate; burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at Metzler - Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, and for one hour before the service at the church. She died at 5:30 p.m. Monday 2-19-2001 at her residence. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church endowment fund. Mrs. Klintworth was born 12-23-1911 in Melvin, the daughter of George Frederick and Bertha Moser Howk. She married Elmer B. Klintworth on 2-23-1936 in Melvin. He died 9-29-1960. Survivors include one son, Tom (Nancy) Klintworth, Saybrook. Also surviving are three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, John Howk; and one sister, Marguerite Thackeray. Mrs. Klintworth was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. She was a Linotype operator for the Ford Co. Press, Melvin, for a number of years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

KLINTWORTH, Martin

Martin Klintworth, 85, died at 11 p.m. Sunday (November 1957) at Brokaw Hospital, Normal, after a lingering illness. The funeral was held Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating; burial was in the church cemetery. He was born 6-11-1872 in Crockery Twp, near Spring Lake, Mich., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Barthold Klintworth. He married Jessie Heins at Colfax 1-13-1898. He farmed near Anchor until 1936, lived in town since his retirement. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Henry B. of Arrowsmith; Everett of Colfax; and Elmer of Saybrook; two daughters, Anna Schroeder and Leona Winterland, both of Colfax; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three brothers, Henry of Anchor; Phillip of Lansing, Mich; and Michael of Otsego, Mich; three sisters, Mary Merkener and Adeline DeVries both of Spring Lake, Mich.; and Dora Baker of Otsego, Mich. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Anchor.

KLINTWORTH, Henry B.

The funeral of Henry B. Klintworth, 83, of Octavia Manor, Colfax, formerly of the Arrowsmith area, was held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. Rev. Alexander Youck officiated with burial in the church cemetery. Mr. Klintworth died at 10:15 p.m. Thursday 3-18-1982 at Brokaw Hospital in Normal. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. March 20 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Colfax. He was born 9-11-1898 in Anchor Twp, a son of Martin and Jessie Heins Klintworth. Surviving are a brother, Everett, Colfax; and two sisters, Anna Schroeder, Gibson City; and Leona Winterland, Colfax. A brother preceded him in death. Mr. Klintworth was a retired farmer and had lived for 50 years in the Arrowsmith area. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Anchor and the McLean County Farm Bureau. Memorials may be made to his church or to the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association.

KLINTWORTH, Everett R.

Everett R. Klintworth, 94, of Colfax died at 12:55 a.m. Monday 2-26-1996 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be at 11 am. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, the Rev. Darby Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to his church or the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association. Surviving are his wife, Hazel Klintworth; two daughters, Carol Clements, Frederick, MD; and Arla Bockhaus, Morton; two sisters, Anna Schroeder, Gibson City; and Leona Winterland, Colfax; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister-in-law, Janette Klintworth, Colfax. His parents and two brothers, Henry and Elmer Klintworth, preceded him in death. He was born 4-3-1901 in Anchor, a son of Martin and Jessie Heins Klintworth. He married Hazel Lage 2-1-1934 in Anchor. Mr. Klintworth lived his entire life in Colfax and Anchor. He retired from farming in 1966. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

KLINTWORTH, Henry

Henry Klintworth, 89, a resident of the Americana Nursing Center at Normal for two years, died at 11:25 p.m Thursday, 2-18-1965 at St. Joseph Hospital. His funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, with Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Leo Schleeter, Delmar Schleeter, Maynard Schleeter, Bob Schroeder, Tom Klintworth and Larry Winterland. Mr. Klintworth was born 7-22-1875 at Spring Lake, Mich., a son of Barthold and Anna Dommann Klintworth. He married Emma Schleeter 12-9-1900 at Anchor. She preceded him in death. He is survived by two daughters, Bertha Hinrichsen of Anchor and Rose Beier of Colfax; a son, Edward of Anchor; two brothers, Phil of Chelsea, Mich. and Mike, Otsego; two sisters, Mary Mergener, Spring Lake, Mich. and Dora Baker, Otsego; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, two brothers andd three sisters. He was the oldest member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Those coming from out of state to attend the funeral service were, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Schleeter and Ray Gates of Birmingham, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Klintworth and Mrs. Dora Baker of Otwego/Otsego Mich.

KNAPP, Robert Douglas

Colfax - The funeral of Robert Douglas Knapp, 66, of Colfax will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church, Colfax. The Rev. Ron Johnson will officiate. Burial with full military rites, will be in Drummer Twp Cemetery, Gibson City. Visitation will be from 4 - 9 p.m. today at Duffy Pils Memorial Home, Colfax. He died at 12:06 a.m. Thursday 6-7-2001 at his residence. Memorials may be made to Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City; United Methodist Church, Colfax; Eastern McLean County Ambulance Assn or a charity of the donor's choice. Mr. Knapp was born 12-23-1934 in Gibson City, a son of Robert J. and Marion A. Anderson Knapp. He married Mary Elizabeth Taylor on 6-1-1958 in Gibson City. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, Kevin (Chris) Knapp, Rocky River, Ohio; and Mike (Diane) Knapp, Greenville, Mich.; one brother, Ronald L. (Betty) Knapp, Gibson City; one sister, Karen Long, Gibson City; and six grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death. Mr. Knapp was a 1952 graduate of Drummer Twp High School, Gibson City. He completed four years of service with the US Army and was based in Germany. Mr. Knapp began his banking career in March 1960 in the installment lending department of the 1st National Bank in Gibson City. He remained there for 28 years, attaining the title of CEO in 1982. In 1988, he moved to Colfax and was named president of the Peoples State Bank in Colfax. He retired in February 2000. He was a long-time active member and past director of the Community Bankers Assn of Illinois, served on several committees and in 1988 was named its "Outstanding Member" of the year. Mr. Knapp was an ardent supporter of the communities in which he lived. He served in numerous capacities, including president of the Colfax Chamber of Commerce, secretary and president of the Gibson City Chamber of Commerce, member of the Gibson Area Hospital Advisory Board, co-chairman of Gibson City's 1971 Centennial celebration, member of the Moyer Library Board, secretary of the Drummer Twp Cemetery Assn, original member of the Ford County Merit commission, deacon of the lst Presbyterian Church in Gibson City, and co-chairman for many years of Gibson City's annual clean-up day. He was a 40 plus year member of the Gibson City Masonic Lodge, Bloomington Consistory, and Mohammed Shrine. He was recognized as Gibson City's Citizen of the Year in 1988. He was currently a member of the United Methodist Church, Colfax. Mr. Knapp had a love for life, people and his commmunity. But his most special gift was his grandchidren, whom he adored.

KOCH, Edna M.

SAYBROOK: Edna M. Koch, 87, of St. Joseph, formerly of Cheney's Grove Twp, died at 3:10 p.m. Wednseday 8-28-2002 at Provena Covenant Mecial Center, Urbana. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Freese Funeral Home, St. Joseph, Pastor Ken Hutchens officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Mayview. Visitation will be from 9:30 - 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation. Mrs. Koch was born 9-30-1914 at Cheney's Grove Twp, a daughter of Edward and Florence Preston Bowen. She married Jay "Dick" Koch on 8-24-1947 at St. Louis, Mo. He died 7-26-1998. Surviving are one son, David A. Koch, rural Urbana; three daughters, Eleanor "Ellie Knipfer, Urbana; Delores Grogan, LeRoy; and Sherree Kirby, St. Joseph; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchidren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 10 brothers, two sisters and one grandson. She was a member of the Saybrook Methodist Church for years before transferring to the St. Joseph United Methdosit Church. She worked at Lewis Department Store in Champaign; Bank of Illinois; and was employed by Richard N. Noel.


KUNTZ, Lydia Martha (Bruellman)

Headline: Lydia Kuntz January 23, 1993, Peoria Journal Star, Page C8 Obituary: GRIDLEY -- Lydia Martha Kuntz, 94, of Gridley died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 1993, at her daughter's home in rural Lexington. Born April 29, 1898, in West Bend, Iowa, to Emil and Lena Habegar Bruellman, she married Raymond Kuntz on April 17, 1924, in West Bend. He died Oct. 4, 1982. Five brothers, three sisters, one grandson and two great-grandchildren also preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Rosella Knapp of rural Lexington and Lucille Romersberger of Gridley; two sons, Clyde of rural Gridley and Ralph of rural Colfax; 15 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Gridley Apostolic Christian Church, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Froelich Memorial Home in Gridley and one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Gridley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her church.

KROPFER, Wilhelmina Freiderka Wagner

Mrs. Wilhelmine Kropfer died 3-23-1914 of a stroke. Five children, two of whom died in infancy and one at age 15. Survived by Mrs. Utesch of Bloomington, with whom she made her home and Mrs. H. Zander of Sibley, Il. 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Gibson City Courier March 1914 born: 10-8-1831 Schaprow on the Iland of Rugen, Germany m. 1851 to Wilhelm Wagner d 3-23-1914 - stroke - 82 yrs 5 mo 14 da

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LAGE, Anna M. Beecher

Mrs. Anna M. Lage, 82, died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday 9-26-1972 at Gibson Community Hospital. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, near Anchor. Rev. Alexander Youck will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was to be from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City. She was born 2-22-1890 near Anchor, a daughter of William and Anna Stroh Beecher. She married Henry W. Lage, 2-1-1911 at Anchor. Surviving are her husband; four sons, Louis Lage, Merlin Lage, both of Anchor; Leo Lage, Colfax; Carmon Lage, Englewood, Colo; three daughters, Hazel Klintworth, Saybrook; Mildred Bielfeldt, Anchor; and Ida Watson, Normal; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grand- children; a sister, Louise Lorig, Seal Beach, Ca. Nine brothers and sisters preceded her in death. She lived in Anchor until 1945 when she moved to Gibson City. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church near Anchor.

LAGE, Arnold G.

Arnold G. Lage, 82, of Arrowsmith died at 8:38 a.m. Sunday 6-25-2000 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Robert Ferro officiating; burial, with military rites accorded by Colfax American Legion, Davis-Kerber Post, will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour before services Wednesday at the church. Metzler - Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, the Community Cancer Center, or a charity of the donor's choice. He was born 8-6-1917 at Anchor, a son of Carl A. and Marie Hoffman Lage. He married Muriel Henry on 2-14-1947 at Sibley. She survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Cheryl Hempstead, Saybrook; and Connie Lage, Bloomington; one brother, Willard (Martha) Lage, Normal; three sisters, Luverne Frankeberger, Bee (Harold) Bielfeldt and Cleo (the Rev. Carl) Korte, all of Bloomington; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Wayne Lage and Rodell Lage; and one sister, Esther Benway. Mr. Lage was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, and had served on the Church Council. He farmed in Anchor Twp for over 40 years and had formerly worked for the McLean County Service Co. He was a member of the Colfax American Legion, Davis-Kerber Post and the McLean County Farm Bureau. He had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and great-grandchildren.

LAGE, Carl

The funeral of Carl Lage, 76, who died Sunday 4-9-1967 will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor. The Rev. Alexander Youck will officiate with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be 2 - 5 and 7 - 9 this afternoon and evening at the Harper Funeral Home in Colfax. Mr. Lage was born 8-26-1890 in Bloomington, a son of Henry and Amilia Diecoff Lage. He married Marie Hoffman 12-12-1919. She died September 1962. Surviving are four sons, Willard C., Bloomington; Arnold of Saybrook; Rodell and Wayne, both of Gibson City; four daughters, Mrs. Carroll (Luverne) Frankeberger, Bloomington; Mrs. Harold (Bess) Bielfeldt and Mrs. Paul (Esther) Benway, both of Anchor; Mrs. Lloyd (Cleo) Kyle of Stanford; a brother, Henry of Gibson City; 19 grandchildren; 3 great-grand- children. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor.

LAGE, Dorothy C. Cline

Dorothy C. Lage, age 86 of Colfax died at 11:18 p.m. Monday 9-30-2002 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. October 3 at St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor with the Reverend Stephen Goodwin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Visitation was from 5 - 8 p.m. October 2 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Colfax and from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. October 3 at the church. Memorials may be made to the Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City or to a charity of the donor's choice. Mrs. Lage was born 6-10-1916 at Elliott, a daughter of William and Mary List Cline. She married Louis H. Lage at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Anchor on 4-5-1941. Survivors include her husband, Louis H. Lage of Colfax; three sons, Richard (Annette) Lage of Annapolis, MD, Stephen (Linda) Lage of St. Charles MO and Ronald (Mary Ann) Lage of Anchor; one daughter, Ellen (Steven) Kollmann of Northbrook; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Lage received her associates degree in teaching from Illinois State Normal University in 1935 and taught school for 17 years. A member of St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor, Mrs. Lage was a member of its Dorcas Society and was a Sunday school teacher for 20 years. Mrs. Lage was a member of the McLean County Home Extension Association, Gibson Area Hospital Auxiliary and the Anchor Friendship Club for 50-plus years.

LAGE, Ethel Mae Seifert

Ethel Mae Lage, 61, of Gibson City died at 11:40 p.m. Friday 9-22-1989 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Anchor. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. She was born 1-26-1928 in Cropsey, a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Taylor Seifert. She married Wayne R. Lage 2-27-1949 in Cropsey. He died 12-8-1982. Survivors include three sons, Keith Lage, Dennis Lage and Brian Lage, all of Gibson City; two brothers, Delmar Seifert, Bloomington; and Keith Seifert of Sibley; three sisters, Bernelda Miller of Cropsey; Thelma Benway, Strawn; and Velda Henry, Sibley; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother. Mrs. Lage lived in Gibson City since 1957. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor.

LAGE, Paul

Paul Lage, youngest son of Mr. H.G. Lage, was born in Anchor Twp 8-28-1896. He was baptized in infancy and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith when a youth. He was married to Mizz Zola Holz of Sibley in February 1922. This union was blessed with two children. Mr. Lage had been in frail health for years and had to spend much time at the hospital. He passed away at Brokaw Hospital, Bloomington, Sunday afternoon 12-21-1930, aged 34 years, 3 mos and 25 days. He leaves to mourn his death, his loving wife, his two children, Virgil and Virginia, his father, H.G. Lage, two brothers, Henry and Carl Lage, and a sister, Mrs. Julius (Caroline) Landau and many other relatives and friends. The funeral was held from the home in Anchor at 3 p.m. Tuesday and from St. John's Lutheran Church at 3:30 p.m., the Rev. A. Hahn officiated; burial was in the church cemetery.

LAGE, Rodell H.

The funeral of Rodell H. Lage, 72, of Hoopeston, formerly of Anchor, will be at 11 a.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Hamilton-Orr Funeral Home, Hoopeston had charge of arrangements. Mr. Lage died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday 9-4-1994 at Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital. He was born 10-4-1921 at Anchor, a son of Carl A. and Marie Hoffman Lage. He married Lanna Rae Dickerson Engel 1-13-1951 at Bloomington and she survives. Other survivors include three sons, Tarry and Larry, both of Rochelle; and Darry, Elliott; two brothers, Willard, Normal, and Arnold, Arrowsmith; three sisters, Laverne Frankenberger and Bess Bielfeldt, both of Bloomington, and Cleo Kyle, Normal; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. He farmed in the Anchor area for many years, and was later employed by Stokely-Van Camp in Hoopeston for 22 years. He retired in 1988. Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital and St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor.

LAGE, Wayne R.

Wayne R. Lage, 57, a Gibson City resident for 24 years and a Central Soya Co., Inc. employee, died at 8:35 a.m. yesterday 12-8-1982 at his home. An inquiry was conducted and death was due to natural causes. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lamb Funeral Home, the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, near Anchor. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Mr. Lage was born 12-7-1925, near Anchor, a son of Carl and Marie Hoffman Lage. He married Ethel Mae Siefert 2-27-1949 at Cropsey. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Keith W. of Elliott; Dennis of Gibson City and Brian of Gibson City; three brothers, Willard of Bloomington, Arnold of Arrowsmith, and Rodell of Hoopeston; three sisters, Luverne Frankeberger and Bess Bielfeldt of Bloomington; and Cleo Kyle of Normal and three granddaughters. His parents and a sister preceded him in death. Mr. Lage had been employed at Central Soya for 25 years, most of the time as a truck driver. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Gibson City Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge and the Elliott AMVETS.

LANDAU, Alfred O.

The funeral of Alfred O. Landau, age 74 of Gibson City will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City with the Reverend Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anchor. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Mr. Landau died at 8:50 a.m. Sunday 9-18-1994 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. He was born 1-31-1920 at Anchor, a son of Otto and Marie Janssen Landau. He never married. Survivors include one sister, Anna Retter of Fairbury and one brother, Alva of Gibson City. Mr. Landau was a farmer and lived most of his life in the Gibson City area. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor and Laborers Union Local 7751, Kankakee.

LANDAU, Alva F.

Alva F. Landau, 80, of Gibson City died at 6:55 a.m. Friday 8-27-1999 at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City. His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Anchor, the Rev. Robert Ferro officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Lee Lowery American Legion Post No. 568. Visitation will be from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Monday at Lamb Fuenral Home, Gibson City. He was born 10-27-1918 at Anchor, a son of Otto and Marie Janssen Landau. He married Ethel Mae Wise on 8-14-1944 at St. Louis, Mo. She survives. Other survivors include one son, Alfred O. Landau, Gibson City; and one sister, Anna Retter, Fairbury. His parents, one daughter and one brother preceded him in death. Mr. Landau was an Army veteran of WWII and a member of the Lee Lowery American Legion Post No 568. He was employed by several area grain firms as a laborer and, upon retirement, volunteered many hours and years to the Lee Lowery American Legion Post No 568.

LANDAU, Edna L. Friday

Edna L. Landau, 97, of Anchor died at 6:20 pm. Monday 4-30-2001 at Heritage Manor, Colfax. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Bruce Heck officiating; burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, has charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. She was born 3-12-1904 in Anchor, a daughter of Henry and Anna Bielfeldt Friday. She married Ferdinand A. Landau on 2-14-1924. He died 11-29-1961. Survivors include two daughters, Betty (John) Barth, Colfax; and Darlene (Donald) Hammer, Anchor; one son, Robert (Shirley) Landau, Anchor; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters and one infant daughter. Mrs. Landau, who was a homemaker, had been a life-long resident of Anchor and Gibson City. She was educated in Anchor schools. She was a member of the Dorcas Society of the church, Anchor Friendship Club; and Colfax NTO (Never Too Old).

LANDAU, Julius

The funeral for Julius Landau, 86, of Bradenton, Fl. formerly of Saybrook and Anchor, who died at 1:05 p.m. Thursday 1-6-1983 at Bradenton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. A. Youck officiating; burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 - 7 p.m. today at the Stensel-Calvert-Belangee Funeral Home, Saybrook, and an hour before the service at the church. He was born 8-23-1896, at Holstein, Germany, a son of Ferdinand and Antje Beckman Landau. He married Caroline Lage 2-9-1922 at Anchor. She died 11-12-1959. He married Louise Krum Haines 11-24-1960. She survives. Also survivng are a daughter, Norine White, Tulsa, Ok.; a step-daughter, Leah Monical, Fort Myers, Fl.; four grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren. Three brothers and six sisters preceded him in death Mr. Landau came to Anchor from Germany in 1908 and was engaged in farming until his retirement in 1942, when he moved to Saybrook. He was a member of St. Armand Lutheran Church, Sarasota, Fl.

LARSON, Lillian Riecks

The funeral of Lillian Larson, 88, a resident of Octavia Manor Nursing Home, Colfax, who died Tuesday 12-3-1985, will be at 11 a.m Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating; burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, and an hour before the service at the church. She was born 3-10-1897 at Anchor, a daughter of Edward and Elize George Riecks. She married Walter Larson on 9-23-1922 at Joliet. He died 6-9-1964. Survivors include three sisters, Anne Marrin, Colfax; Irma Mueller, Westminister, Ca.; and Rita Riecks, San Angelo, Ca. A brother and three sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Larson was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. She was employed by the Chicago Board of Education for more than 40 years, retiring in 1970. She was a Bloomington area resident for nine years after her retirement.

LINDAUER, Donald Benjamin

Donald Benjamin Lindauer, 64, of Saybrook died at 8:31 a.m. yesterday 10-12-1990 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, the Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Saybrook. He was born 9-7-1926 in Spring Lake, a son of Benjamin and Irene Meints Lindauer. He married Charlene Seibring 6-19-1948 in Paxton. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Donald Eugene Lindauer, Saybrook; three daughters,, Chare Robinson, Saybrook; Tina Fugate, Bloomington; two brothers, Robert Lindauer, Loda; and Willis Lindauer, Suisin City, Ca; and four grandchildren. For 20 years, Mr. Lindauer was owner and operator of a fertilizer plant and oil company for Standard Oil Co. at Bellflower. He was a member of the Lapidary Club of Bloomington and Champaign. Memorials may be made to Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.


LAWRENCE, Gilbert

DEATH OF GILBERT LAWRENCE (Colfax Press, Thursday, 22 July 1926) Gilbert Lawrence, aged resident of Colfax, died at his home here at 3:40 o'clock, Friday afternoon following an illness of ten days with organic heart trouble. Mr. Lawrence was born near Cambridge, Ohio, August 10, 1837, a member of a family of ten children. He spent his early life in that state and in 1861 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Ross at Otsego. In September, 1864, Mr. Lawrence, with his family came to Illinois and located on a farm in McLean County, near Colfax. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence have lived in town for twenty-four years. After the death of his first wife, Mr. Lawrence was married to Eliza A. Starkey at Cooksville on March 9, 1892. Besides his wife Mr. Lawrence is survived by a brother, Newton Lawrence of Cambridge, Ohio, also two children, Mrs. Lydia Harris and Wesley Lawrence of Colfax. Two children, Belle and Avery died in infancy, and three daughters, Eliza, Mrs. L. E. Broadwell and Mrs. Wesley Hurt, preceded him in death. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The funeral services were held from the Colfax Methodist church at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, Rev. Arthur Cates, pastor officiating. Interment was in Wiley cemetery. The singers were Mrs. A. L. Hutson, Mrs. Arthur Cates, Don and S. Bane. The pall bearers were Harvey Hamilton, Richard Hamilton, Frank Stauffer, E. J. Harris, James Harris, and S. E. Daniels. Those from away who attended the funeral were Newton Lawrence and daughter, and Wesley Brower of Cambridge, Ohio; Earl Starkey of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; George, Harvey and John Swan and wife of Aroma Park; John O'dell and wife, Miss Agnes Broadwell, and Mrs. James Lawrence of Fairbury.

LEONARD, Patrick

OLD CITIZEN GONE - Patrick Leonard (SEPT. 28, 1901 edition of The Colfax Press) The death of Patrick Leonard occurred at his home in Lawndale township Sunday morning at 4 o'clock. He had been in bad health for a long while and had been quite feeble for several weeks. His death was caused by stomach trouble. The interment took place in the Catholic church at Chenoa on Tuesday after services by Rev. Father O'Callahan. Mr. Leonard was born in county Mead, Ireland, Sept. 8, 1834 and came to America in 1853. After four years in the east, most of his life was spent in McLean County. The last twenty-three years he lived in Lawndale township. On July 2, 1869, he married Bridget Crayon. Eight children were born to them. The wife survives, together with seven of the children: James, Thomas, Joseph, Mrs. Dan Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Tim Shine, Mrs. Frank Fishback, and Mrs. Edward Gross. He was thrifty and industrious and at his death owned 382 acres of land, and other property. He was partially blind for six years, and totally blind for twelve years. He bore his affliction without a murmur, and was esteemed as a good citizen and a kind neighbor.

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MARRIN, Anna Marie Riecks

Anna Marie Marrin, 98, a resident of Octavia Manor Nursing Home, Colfax, since 1985, died at 9:15 a.m. 11-5-1989 at the nursing home. Her funeral was at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum and Rev. Kathryn Bielfeldt officiating; burial in the St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anchor. Soloist was Rev. Kathryn Bielfeldt. Pallbearers were Lyle Riecks, Eugene Riecks, Harold Bielfeldt, Edwin Bielfeldt, Rodell Bielfeldt andd Phillip Barclay. Visitation was from 10 - 11 a.m. Wednesday at the memorial home. She was born 5-14-1891 in Anchor, a daughter of Edward and Eliza George Riecks. She married Michael G. Marrin on 4-21-1921 in Denver. He died 8-29-1951. Surviving are two half-sisters, Irma Mueller, Westminister, Ca., and Rita Riecks, San Angelo, Tx. Additional survivors include four nieces, Marge Cumpston, Anchor; Irene Kennedy, Anchor; Bunny, Calif.; and Barbara Jean Danburg, Houston, Tx.; seven nephews, Edwin Bielfeldt, Anchor; Harold Bielfeldt, Bloomington; Rodell Bielfeldt, Gibson City; Lyle Riecks, Anchor; Eugene Riecks, Anchor; Ronald Vail, San Diego, Ca.; and Glen Mueller, Calif. She was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters. Mrs. Marrin, a former resident of Bloomington, attended school in Chicago where she later worked for Armour and Co. as a secretary. She had formerly lived in Denver, Tulsa, Ok, and Joliet. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, to which memorials may be made.

MARTENS, Alwina Emily (Stroh)

b. 5-31-1890 Anchor, Il parents: Andreas Christian Stroh and Wiebke Cristina Ruther Stroh m. Herman Christian Martens d. 9-23-1971, Anaheim, California services: Grace Lutheran Church, Rev. Harry F. Sstief, Anaheim Cal. burial: Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, California

MARTENS, Cornelia Saathoff

Mrs. Cornelia Martens, 88, died at her home at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday 4-3-1956. She had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill a week. She was taken to the Harper Funeral Home at Colfax. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor; burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be at Harper Funeral Home, Colfax, Thursday afternoon and evening and at the church from noon - 2 p.m. Friday. She was born 8-24-1857 near Benson, a daughter of John and Augusta Meiners Saathoff. She was married to Jacob Martens 2-3-1887. He died 7-27-1933. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Minnie Martens, at home; Miss Margaret Martens, Shoals, Ind.; Mrs. Ella Wolverton, Ionia, Mich.; two sons, John W. of Anchor and J. Louis of Normal; two sisters, Mrs.. Mary Remmers, Pasadena, Ca.; Mrs. Sina Mulhausen, Wichita, Kans.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Two children died in infancy. She was the oldest resident of Anchor and of St. John's Lutheran Church and was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of the Church.

MARTENS, Minnie G.

Miss Minnie G. Martens, 84, of Normal, died at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday 9-5-1972, at Brokaw Hospital where she had been a patient since July 21. She had been in failing health for several years. Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Stamper Funeral Home, with Rev. Joseph A. White officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, near Anchor. Visitation will be from 7 - 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Miss Martens was born 1-29-1888 near Anchor, a daughter of Jacob and Cornelia Saathoff Martens. She attended Anchor schools and Brown's Business College in Bloomington. For many years she was a bookkeeper in Anchor. She moved to Normal in August of 1956. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Margaret Martens, Normal and Mrs. Lester Wolverson, Ionia, Mich.; and a brother, Dr. J. Louis Martens, Normal. A brother preceded her in death. Miss Martens was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Anchor and later the United Brethren Church in Anchor where she was a pianist for many years. After she moved to Normal, she became a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, the Cross Bearers Class and the Esther Circle of WSCS. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Evangelical United Methodist Church.

McCLELLAN, Owen W.

The Colfax Press April 30, 1920 Owen W. McClellan was born near Colfax on January 31, 1894. After graduating from the Colfax high school in 1912 he attended college at Iowa Falls for a year, then one year at Wesleyan going from there to Chicago where for the past three and one-half years he has been a student of the Medical School of Northwestern University. Last November because of ill- health, he was compelled to leave school in his senior year and for the past five months has been confined to his bed almost entirely. Last week he started for California where he hoped he might regain his health and while enroute, he passed away April 30, 1920 at the age of twenty-six years and three months. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, literary fraternity; of Phi Beta Pi, medical fraternity of Ptolemy, Masonic fraternity and the T.N.E. fraternity, also he was a member of the Masonic Lodge. When fifteen years of age he united with the Methodist Episcopal church of Colfax and retained his membership there until his death. On July 24, 1918 he was united in marriage with Miriam S. Scott, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carlile Scott of this place. Besides his wife he leaves his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McClellan, two brothers Homer and Harvey, all of Colfax and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral services were held from the M.E. church this afternoon at one-thirty, Rev. J.W. Ferris assisted by Rev. Attree Smith and Rev. H.H.H. Jenner officiating.

McDANIEL, Mildred L. (Ely) (DeVore)

Headline: Mildred DeVore McDaniel April 06, 1992, Peoria Journal Star, Page C7 Obituary: Mildred L. DeVore McDaniel, 77, of 2304 N. Sheridan Road died at 1:13 p.m. Sunday, April 5, 1992, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Born April 22, 1914, in Colfax to William and Lydia Fuessley Ely, she married Harry DeVore on Aug. 22, 1933, in Colfax. He died on Jan. 27, 1969. She later married Kenneth McDaniel on July 22, 1978, in Peoria. He died in 1982. She is survived by three sons, Daryl DeVore of Flossmoor, Dean DeVore of Germantown Hills and Duane DeVore of Melbourne, Australia; one stepdaughter, Jackie Holmes of Des Moines, Iowa; five grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild. She was employed for many years as a sales clerk at Kellstedt's. She was an active volunteer with Troop 140 Cub and Boy Scouts. She was a member of Forrest Hill United Methodist Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, the Rev. David L. Hurley officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wiley Cemetery in Colfax. Memorials may be made to her church.

McDANIELS, Rowena M. (Phillips)

Pantagraph, Oct. 2, 1983, Bloomington, IL ELLSWORTH - The private funeral of Rowena M. McDaniels, 76, of 308 N. East St. who died Friday (Sep. 30, 1983) will be Monday afternoon at Carmody Funeral Home, Bloomington. The Rev. Clayton Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. There will be no visitation. She was born Sep. 26, 1907, at Downs, a daughter of Elmer and Elsie (Hall) Phillips. She married Nathan G. Scheets Feb. 18, 1927, at Bloomington. He died in 1930. Surviving are a son, Harold E. Scheets, Ellsworth; a stepson, Robert McDaniels, Bloomington; two sisters, Georgia Roberts, Eaton, Ind and Evelyn Roberts, Bloomington; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. McDaniels was a licensed practical nurse, retiring in 1972 after 18 years employment at Brokaw Hospital, Normal.

McGOWAN, Margaret C.

May 03, 1996, Peoria Journal Star, Page C6 Obituary: PEORIA -- Margaret C. McGowan, 78, of 915 S. Helen died at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 1996, at her home. She was born Oct. 15, 1917, in Colfax to James and Mary O'Rourke McGowan. Surviving are one brother, Monsignor Joseph M. McGowan of Bloomington; and several nieces and nephews. Five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. She worked at Saint Francis Medical Center as an elevator operator. She was a member of St. Francis Saints Retirees Club, Secular Franciscans and St. Ann Catholic Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at her church. The Rev. Joseph M. McGowan will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Wright & Salmon Mortuary, with recitation of the rosary at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be one half-hour before services at the church. Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Bloomington.

MEHLAN, Keith Edmund

Lorton, VA. - U.S. NAVY BAND CHIEF MUSICIAN MEHLAN DIES - Keith E. Mehlan, 33, of Lorton, Va., died at 1:37 p.m. Sunday 4-23-1995 at home. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor. The Rev. Melvin C. Blobaum will officiate; burial will be in the church cemetery. Mr. Mehlan was born 9-16-1961 at Chicago, a son of Edmund and Anita Herdina Mehlan. He married Jane Adelle Andreae on 5-12-1984 at Funks Grove. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Christopher Mehlan and Benjamin Mehlan, both at home; his parents of Belleville; his paternal grandmother, Gertrude Mehlan of Atlanta, Ga; and a brother, Kevin Mehlan of Troy. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents.

MEINERS, Jessie Reinhart

Jessie Meiners, 94, a resident of Octavia Manor Nursing Home, Colfax, since August 1981 died at 4:35 a.m. 4-17-1988 at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating; burial in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Donny, Ronnie, Robert and John Meiners, Matthew Sutter, Thomas and Phillip Orendorff. Soloist will be Beverly Scholer. Visitation was from 5 - 9 p.m. Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, with a prayer service at 9 p.m. and from 10 - 11 a.m. at the church today. Mrs. Meiners was born 8-25-1893 in rural Colfax, a daughter of Peter and Jessie Schroeder Reinhart. She married Edward Meiners 10-4-1911 in rural Colfax. He died 8-6-1947. Survivors include three sons, Pete and Elmo, both of Anchor; and John, Green Valley, AZ; two daughters, Rose Orendorff, Colfax, and Norma Sutter, Cooksville; two sisters, Fan Wunsch, Peoria, and Anna Lanzer, El Paso; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters and one daughter in infancy. Mrs. Meiners was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor and the church's Dorcas Society. Memorials may be made to her church, Octavia Manor Nursing Home, Colfax, or the Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association.

MEINERS, LaVerne McCown

The funeral of LaVerne Meiners, 82, a life-time Anchor resident, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. The Rev. Robert Ferro will officiate; burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. Friday at Metzler - Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, and for one hour before the service Saturday at the church. She died at 1 p.m. Tuesday 7-25-2000 at her home. Memorials may be made to her church. Mrs. Meiners was born 12-13-1917 in Anchor, the daughter of Walter and Myrtle Watkins McCown. She married Elmo R. Meiners 9-2-1936. He survives. Other survivors include two sons, Donald R. (Priscilla) Meiners, Colfax; and Ronald E. (Betty) Meiners, Gibson City; one daughter, Vera Lynn (Dr. Henri) Cuddihy, Iowa City, Iowa; one brother, Ralph (Edith) McCown, Normal; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Her parents preceded her in death. LaVerne was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor, and a member of the Dorcas Society of the church. She had done various volunteer work throughout her life. She was a member of the Gibson City Hospital Auxiliary, Gibson City. She traveled extensively with her husband. She enjoyed her family and golfing. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

MEINERS, Mabel L. Burnett Thedens

Mabel L. Meiners, 96, of Galesburg, formerly of Normal and Saybrook, died at 4:50 a.m. Friday 1-15-1999 at Marigold Health Care Center, Galesburg. Her graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Cemetery, Anchor, the Rev. Robert Ferro officiating. There will be no visitation. Hinchliff - Pearson - West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Meiners was born 9-28-1902 in Saybrook, a daughter of Edward and Minnie Smith Burnett. She married Louis P. Thedens in 1929. He died in 1943. She married John C. Meiners in 1945. He died in 1984. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn (Rodney) Horton, Galesburg; two sisters, Florence Fasking, Earlville, and Dorothy Jourdan, Elmhurst; two grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded her in death.

MEINERS, Peter John "P.J."

The funeral of Peter John Meiners, 80, of Anchor, a farmer, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor. The Rev. Melvin Blobaum will officiate; burial will be in the church cemetery, where mililtary rites will be accorded by the Colfax American Legion Davis-Kerber Post No 653. Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. Monday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, with a prayer service at 8, and an hour before the service Tuesday at the church. Mr. Meiners died at 4:06 p.m. Friday 7-17-1992 at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. He was born 5-30-1912 at Anchor, a son of Edward and Jessie Reinhart Meiners. He married Ruth E. Harms 12-21-1941 at Anchor. She survives. Other survivors include four sons, Robert E. and John H., both of Anchor; Glen A., Tokyo, Japan; Richard N., Tucson AZ; a daughter, Phyllis J. Youngberg, Silver Spring, Md; two brothers, Elmo, Anchor; and John, Green Valley, AZ; two sisters, Rose Orendorff, Colfax; and Norma Sutter, Cooksville; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant sister. Mr. Meiners had been a Republican Precinct Committeeman for Anchor Twp for a number of years. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII, serving from 1941 - 45 in the 68th Medical Regiment in Europe. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor; the Anchor American Legion Post No 164; and McLean County Farm Bureau. Memorials may be made to his church, Village of Anchor Park Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.

MILLER, Emanuel

EMANUEL MILLER - CARLOCK - Emanuel Miller, 67, died at Brokaw hospital at 1:15 am Sunday after being confined there a week. Funeral services will be at 1:30 pm Tuesday from the residence and at 2 pm from the Carlock Christian church with the Rev. Myrtle Storm officiating, assisted by the Rev. E.V. Hallock. Burial will be in North Danvers Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews of the deceased and honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church. He was born Aug. 21, 1870, near Gridley, son of Christian and Elizabeth Bricklebaw Miller. He was married in 1896 to Miss Maude Sparks. He was a farmer and stock byer in the Carlock vicinity for 28 years. He is survived by his widow and four children: Mrs. Bruce Hamilton, Carlock; Artie, Ellsworth; Mrs. Floyd Stevens, McLean and Mrs. Claude Otto, Danvers. There are five children. A sister, Miss Fannie Miller, Bloomington, also survives. He was a road commissioner nine years and a school director many years.

MILLINER, Bertha Ann Browning

The funeral of Bertha Ann Milliner, 41, of Gibson City will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City, the Revs. Laurence Sunkel and Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Anchor. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Mrs. Milliner died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday 12-31-1989 at hr sister's home near Anchor. She had cancer. She was born 1-1-1948, in Shelby Co., KY, a daughter of William and Anna Cunningham Browning. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia and Melissa Graham, both of Colfax; **six brothers, Chester Browning, Gibson City; Richard Browning, New Albany, Ind.; William and John Browning both of Louisville, Ky.; and five sisters, Louise Tutwiler and Virginia Towell, both of Danville; Evelyn Andreae, near Anchor; Mamie Towery and Irene Slaughter, both of Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Milliner lived in Gibson City for eight years. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. ** only these four (of six?) brothers were listed in the obit

MILTON, Clifford "C.L."

May 22, 1996 Peoria Journal Star COLFAX -- Clifford "C.L." Milton, 76, of Colfax for the past 43 years died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, 1996, at his home. Born April 28, 1920, in Farmer City to Orville and Pearl Edwards Milton, he married Mary Ann Reum on Nov. 1, 1947, in Bloomington. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Larry and Gary, both of Colfax; four daughters, Janet Brumley and Penny Shoemaker, both of Bloomington, Diane Conner of Peoria and Cindy Vance of Joshua, Texas; two sisters, Elizabeth Harlan of Streator and Margurite Withrow of Casselberry, Fla.; and 15 grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death. He was a World War II Navy veteran and saw action at Okinawa. He was a member of American Legion Davis-Kerber Post 653. He owned and operated C.L. Milton & Sons Welding Shop from 1953 until his death. He was a member of the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 99 in Bloomington. He was a race car driver. He attended Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Colfax. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home. The Rev. Maureen Stein will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and one hour before services at the memorial home. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by his American Legion post. Memorials may be made to any charity.

MITCHELL, David Thomas

Pantagraph. May 7, 1903 - Died in Chicago – David T. Mitchell, editor of the Colfax Press died suddenly Saturday night at the Saratoga hotel in Chicago of heart disease. Mr. Mitchell went to Chicago Friday in his usual health. He had suffered from illness during the winter, but had recovered and was supposed to be in excellent health and spirit when he left Colfax Friday. The first news of his illness was a telegram from the hotel, announcing his death, and giving heart disease as the cause. The remains were shipped to Colfax Sunday, where the funeral was held. Mr. Mitchell was one of the best known men in Colfax. He settled there twenty years ago, when the town was young, and established the first newspaper. He has been in that business for fifteen years and has held offices in the gift of the people. For many years he has been clerk of the village. At the time of his death he was the senior member of Mitchell & Fielding, publishers of the Press, and a man universally esteemed and liked. His death was a great shock to his relatives and friends. Mr. Mitchell was 38 years of age and unmarried. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J.S. Ward and Miss Mary Mitchell and one brother, Edward Mitchell, all of Colfax. He was a prominent Mason and that organization had charge of the funeral.

MITCHELL, E.F.

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR E.F. MITCHELL HELD - Was Pioneer of Lexington Township. All But One of Seven Children Here. - The funeral services for Edward F. Mitchell. who passed away at his home in Lexington Feb. 12. 1931, were held in Colfax from the Methodist church, conducted by his pastor, the Rev. W.G. Anderson. of Lexington. In well chosen words, which were fit- ting to the life of Mr. Mitchell, from one who knew him well, Rev. Ander- son, assisted by the minister of the Colfax Methodist church, paid the final tribute to one of McLean coun- ty’s pioneers. The music was furnished by old friends of the family, the lodges in which he was highly re- spected, paying tribute also. Mr. Mitchell’s life was one that will be long remembered for his high ideals, yet simple fashion in which he preferred to live. He was a friend to all who knew him, from the smallest child to the oldest of his acquaintances. And among people from all paths of life he was always a friend in need. His one ideal was to stand for right and truth, regardless of what it might cost. As a young man he will be remem- bered as the strong, athletic type, al- ways taking an active part in public affairs, both social and political. He was ever ready to do any thing he could which he thought would be a benefit to the community in which he lived, standing firm on his convictions yet slow in making decisions, without being certain he was doing the right thing for all concerned. At the age of 14 he hired out to an old pioneer of McLean county to help thrash grain with a horse power ma- chine at seventy-five cents a day. Conditions were so disagreeable in which he had to live he felt he would have to give up his work, but his employer offered him one dollar and a quarter, which was twice as much as any man was getting at that time, so he decided to stay. Thus began the career of one of the most successful thrashermen in the state, which lasted for sixty years. As all pioneers do, he faced many hardships and disappointments, always keeping a good spirit, never giving up, but making the best of things. Edward F. Mitchell was born June 10, 1856, to David Mitchell and Rhoda Dulin, in Lexington township, later moving with his parents to near Cofax. All but three years of his entire life he lived in McLean county, Illinois, the last several years he had made his home In Lexington. He was the oldest son of a large family, and all but two sisters have preceded him in death. On September 10, 1879, he was mar- ried to Cora Jane Knight, daughter of William Knight, of McLean coun- ty. A litte over a year ago they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and the following children: Earl D., of Colfax, Della Spiegel, Carl E. Ferne Spiegel and Harry L., all of Sibley, Iowa, Jesse D. of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mary Jones of Rockford, and two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Simmons of Spencer, S. D., and Mrs. Lucy Pullin of Melvin, and 25 grand- children. Two children, Grace E. and Roy F., have preceded him in death. The pallbearers were George Malcom, H. C. Ellis, George H. Stichter, George E. Brown, William Anderson and A. P. Schantz, all of Lexington. Burial was in the Wiley cemetery, Colfax. All of the children except Jesse D. were able to attend the funeral services.

Death of Edward Mitchell at Lexington

Edward F. Mitchell, 74, second child of David and Rhoda Dulin Mitchell, was born in Lexington town- ship, June 10, 1856, and died at his home in Lexington, Feb. 11, 1931, following an illness of a few days. In early youth his parents moved to their farm east of Colfax. He was united in marriage to Miss Cora J. Knight, Sept. 10, 1879 and they resided in and around CoLfax for many years. Mr. Mitchell was an engineer of the west coal mine for a time. He was also engineer at the east coal mine during the sinking of the shaft. Later he was engaged in farm- ing and machinery and it was while in this vocation that he became widely known, loved and respected through- out the surrounding townships. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell celebrated their golden wedding on Sept. 10, 1929. He was an active member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, and a member of the Methodist church. He served as township assessor and as a member of the board of supervisors. Surviving are his widows and the following children: Earl D. of Colfax, Mrs. Della Spiegel, Mrs. Fern Speigel, Carl E. and Harry Lee of Sibley, Iowa; Jesse D. of Salt Lake City, Utah; and Mrs. Mary Jones of Rock- ford. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Simmons of Spencer, So. Dakota and Mrs. Lucy Pullen of Melvin and 26 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Grace Elizabeth, and Roy F., who died in service. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Episcopal church at Colfax, Saturday at 2 o’clock. Rev. W. Ander- son officiated, assisted by Rev. V. Van Horn and burial was in the Wiley cemetery. A quartet composed of Mrs. A. M. Hester, Mrs. James Wood, John Puett and Sam Bane sang. Pallbearers were: William Anderson, George Stitcher, George Malcolm, Harry Ellis and George Brown. Those attending the funeral from away were: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Conklin, Kankakee; Jas. Weir, Normal; Lee McRejnolds, Bloomington; Mrs. Mabel Merkens and Mrs. D. J Fits- patrick and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jones, Fairbury; Mrs. Lucy Pullen and Mr. and Mrs. James Nickerson, Melvin; Mrs. Pearl Otto, Carlock; Mrs. Wm. King, Mr. J. A. Wier, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Thawville; Mr. and Mrs. Adam Withers, Ellsworth and many other friends from the surrounding vicinity.

MITCHELL, Mary E.

Sept 21, 1922 – Mary E. Mitchell, a well-known resident of Colfax died Sat. morning at her home after a lingering illness. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Mitchell, and was born near Lexington, March 23, 1855. She had been a resident of Colfax all of her life. Miss Mitchell was a member of the Christian church and of the order of Eastern Star, and was a part matron of the order. She and her brother David, lived together until the latter’s death in 1903. She was an active worker in the church and was prominent in community life as long as her health would permit. Miss Mitchell conducted a millinery store in Colfax for a number of years and later, a variety store. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. John Simmons, of Spencer, S.D.;E.F. Mitchell, of Lexington and Mrs. Lucy Ward Pullen, at Melvin. The funeral services were held at two o’clock Monday afternoon from the Christian church. Rev. Osceola McNamar conducted the services. Burial was made in the Wiley cemetery.

MOLCK, Augusta E. Clausen

Augusta E. Molck, age 94, a life-time Anchor area resident, died at 2:35 a.m. Monday, 1-30-1989 at Octavia Manor Nursing Home, Colfax, where she had been a resident the past three and a half years. Her funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Anchor, with the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax and for one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church. Mrs Molck was born 7-26-1894 in Sibley, a daughter of John and Mary Brading Clausen. She married John Molck 10-8-1919 at St. John's Lutheran Church. He died 11-10-1948. Survivors include two sons, Wilbur J. Molck, Anchor and Mervin D. Molck, Normal; two sisters, Luella Martens and Ida Hansen, both of Sibley; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Two sons, five brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Molck worked in the egg room at Wichmann's Produce in Anchor for eight years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the church's Dorcas Society. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Social Services of Illinois or Eastern McLean County Ambulance Association.

MOLCK, Eugene Andrew

Eugene Andrew Molck, 59, the mayor of Anchor, died at 12:40 a.m. yesterday 7-12-1983 at St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Center, Bloomington. He had been ill. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Melvin Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 - 9 tonight at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, and an hour before the service at the church. He was born 2-6-1924 at Sibley, a son of John Jacob and Augusta Claussen Molck. He married Lois Rethmann 9-22-1946 at Anchor. She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Anchor; two sons, Michael, Anchor, and John, Colfax; three daughters, Sheryl Steele, Meryville, Tenn.; Jane Dameron, Colfax; and Joyce Carmack, Anchor; two brothers, Wilbur, Anchor, and Mervin, Normal; and eight grandchildren. His father and a brother preceded him in death. Mr. Molck was mayor of Anchor for 10 years. He was co-owner of Anchor Egg Co., formerly Wichmann Produce. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Bloomington Moose Lodge, Colfax American Legion and the Anchor Fire Department. He was a WWII Army Veteran. Memorials may be made to the Bloomington Cancer Foundation, in care of the family, or the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.

MUEHLENPFORT, J.J.

J.J. Muehlenpfort, 54, died Sunday (January 1941) at his home, 2 miles west of Melvin, Il. He had been ill of high blood pressure for two years, and suffered a paralytic stroke Saturday morning. Funeral services at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Melvin, Il., with J.E. Rettburg of Hartsburg officiating. Burial in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Anchor Twp. Born in Anchor 11-21-1886, a son of Herman and Anna Muehlenpfort. He married 1-1-1908 to Wilhelmine Katharine "Minnie" Hoffmann at St. John's Lutheran Church, Anchor Twp. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Viola Brockman of Danforth and Lois Kietzman of Melvin; 2 sons, Kenneth and Emmerson at home; his parents of Melvin; a brother, Herman of Onarga; 3 sisters, Rose Sattelberg of Fair Grove, Mich. Lyda Ehman of Roberts; and Mrs. Alfred Lanzer of Woodburn, Ind. One granddaughter. Gibson City Courier - 1-9-1941

MUEHLEPFORT, Wilhelmine Catherine "Minnie" Hoffman

Wilhelmine Catherine "Minnie" Muehlenpfort, 92, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday 5-8-1980 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka. She had been hospitalized three weeks. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Harold Heinzig officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Anchor. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 p.m. today at Danforth - Sprau Funeral Home, Roberts, and from one hour before the service at the church. She was born 1-17-1888 in Anchor, a daughter of Frederick and Augusta Fricke Hoffman. She married John J. Muehlenpfort 1-1-1908 in Anchor. He died January 1941. She is survived by two daughters, Viola Brockman, Danforth; and Lois Kietzman of rural Loda; two sons, Kenneth and Emerson, both of Melvin; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, six sisters and five brothers. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and the ALCW, a church women's group. Memorials may be made to the church or Prairie View Lutheran Home, Danforth.

MUEHLENPFORT, Weldon Stanley

The 16-day-old son of Mr and Mrs. John Muehlenpfort was buried Monday, 12-11-1916 at 2 p.m. in St. John's Cemetery. Many reelatives and friends attended. The services began at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Muehlenpfort `at 1 p.m. and in St. John's Church at 2 p.m. The child was born 11-24-1916 and was a fine and healty boy. Saturday evening he became dangerously ill,, and all was done by his parents and the doctor to preserve his life; in spite of all he grew weaker. He was baptized by the pastor of St. John's Church and his names were Weldon Stanley. Sunday morning 12-10-1916 at 2:30 a.m. he passed away. "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."

MUEHLENPFORT, Kenneth

Kenneth Muehlenpfort, 78, of Melvin, died at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday 7-6-1993 at Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth. His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Melvin, the Rev. Donald Kumpf officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anchor. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. today at Lamb-Young Funeral Home, Roberts, and 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Friday at the church. Mr. Muehlenpfort was born 11-25-1914 in Melvin, a son of John and Minnie Hoffman Muehlenpfort. Survivors include one brother, Emerson Muehlenpfort, Melvin; and two sisters, Lois Kietzman, Melvin; and Viola Brockman, Danforth. An infant brother preceded him in death. Mr. Muehlenpfort farmed in the Melvin areea. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Melvin, and was director of the Ford - Iroquois Farm Bureau for 25 years. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Church of the Prairieview Lutheran Home.

MUELLER, Mrs. J. F. nee Struebing

Mrs. J.F. Mueller, Bloomington, died last Friday 6-19-1936 at the Mennonite Hospital following a two weeks illness. The funeral was held last Monday at the Goodfellow Memorial Home; burial was in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, rural Anchor. Mrs. Mueller was the mother of three children; Otto, Hilda and Ida, who, with their father, have preceded her in death. Surviving are the son's widow, Mrs. Ethel Mueller of Colfax; a sister, Mrs. Lena Kreitzer of Witchita, Kans.; three brothers, Henry Struebing, Bellflower; Herman Struebing, Winfield, Kans.; and Will Struebing of Springdale, Ark. She was born 3-6-1861.

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