• Kewanee

    James Robert Armstrong

    SPRINGFIELD – James Robert Armstrong, 52, of Springfield, IL, died Monday, February 17, 2020 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, IN. Cremation has been accorded and due to the restrictions of COVID-19 a memorial service will be held at later date at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kewanee. Inurnment will eventually be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be directed to the family to assist with medical and burial expenses. Rux Funeral […]

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    Donna J. Ehnle

    BRADFORD – Donna J. Ehnle, 87, of Bradford, passed away at 1pm Sunday, March 29, 2020, at the Apostolic Christian Home, Eureka, Illinois where she received excellent care for 4 months. Donna was born August 1, 1932 in Kewanee Illinois, the daughter of Dale and Erma (Nelson) Price. She married Roy Ehnle on February 12, 1950 in Kewanee. He survives. Also surviving are three sons and one daughter, Gary (Carole) Ehnle of Buda, Karen (Bill) Ringger, Donn […]

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    Wilma Jean Taylor

    BRADFORD – Wilma Jean Taylor, 98, went home to her Lord on March 27, 2020. She was born on Feb. 24, 1922 in Bradford Illinois to Clarence and Minnie Rinkenberger. She had one sister, Carol Maxine Andriotis, and one surviving brother, Glen Lee Rinkenberger, of Bradford. She was married to Floyd Taylor until his death in 1988. Her surviving nephews are John Andriotis (Hudson, FL) Peter Andriotis (Tiskilwa, IL) Jim Andriotis (Hot Springs, AR) and niece Sandra Andriotis, (Phoenix AZ) and Sue […]

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    Robert Edwin Studley

    DOWNEY, IDAHO—Robert Edwin Studley, 88, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 after a valiant fight with COPD. Bob was born on November 4, 1931, in Mineral, Bureau County, Illinois, the third son of Christopher Edwin Studley and Edna Francis Comp Studley. He and his brothers had many wonderful adventures on the family farm. He graduated from Wyanet High School where he was a star center on the basketball team. He met his wife Donna Jean Rakestraw when she tackled him on the playground in […]

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    Shirley A. Foglesonger

    WYOMING – Shirley A. Foglesonger, 90, of Wyoming, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at St. Joseph nursing home in Lacon.   She was born July 25, 1929 in Wyoming, IL, the daughter of Harry A. and Drucillia G. McIntyre Ryan. She married Roy James Foglesonger April 8, 1948 in Wyoming. He preceded her in death in 1984.   Surviving are her six children, son, J. Pat (Becky) Foglesonger of […]

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    James F Eilers

    MINERAL – James F Eilers, 62, of Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Mineral, IL passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at his residence. Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to One Kingdom Missions. Jim was born on September 10, 1957, the son of Franklin and Joan (Grypp) Eilers in Geneseo, IL. He graduated from Annawan High School and went into farming in the Mineral area. Jim was involved in Youth […]

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    Martin G. DeWulf

    KEWANEE – Martin G. “Marty” DeWulf, 65, of Kewanee, died Sunday, March 22, 2020 at his home. Marty was born February 4, 1955, in Kewanee, the son of George and Dorothy M. (Norton) DeWulf. Marty obtained his Doctorate of Law from Southern Illinois University. Marty married Laura M. Davis on February 12, 1983 in Beach Park, IL; she survives.Marty is also survived by his children, Jason DeWulf, Galva, daughter, Jennifer (Joseph) Prokes, CA; grandson, William Prokes; sister, […]

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    Genevieve L. Smith

    BRADFORD – Genevieve L. Smith, 100, of Bradford, Illinois passed away at 9:57 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Proctor Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. A private immediate family graveside service will be held at Bradford Cemetery, Bradford, Illinois with Pastor Jan Ringenberg officiating. Burial will take place in Bradford Cemetery, Bradford, Illinois. She was born October 2, 1919 at home in Bradford the daughter of Richard T. and Ethel […]

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    Danial Alan Olander

    GALVA – Danial Alan Olander, 68 years old, from Lake Worth, FL, originally from Galva, IL, passed away in Boynton Beach, FL at 8:20 pm on March 16, 2020 from long term health complications. A celebration of life services will be held at his home at 5:00 pm, on Saturday, March 21, 2020 and a memorial service will be held at a later date in Illinois. Danial was born August 28, 1951 in Kewanee, the son of Harold and Helen Olander. […]

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    Luella M. Richter

    KEWANEE – Luella M. Richter, 91, of Riverside, CA, previously of Kewanee, passed away March 19, 2020 at Toulon Health Care Center, Toulon, IL. Luella was born January 29, 1929 in Muscatine, Iowa. Luella graduated from Kewanee High School class of 1946. She worked at Walworth Company in Kewanee, IL. Beverly Schwerbrock introduced Luella to her cousin Eldon Richter whom she married on May 29,1949 in Kewanee. They followed Eldon’s family to California where both her […]

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    James M. Fultz

    KEWANEE – James M. “Jim” Fultz, 85, of Kewanee, died at 5:45 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020. Private services were held at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Pastor Andrew Christman officiated. Burial was held in Pleasant View Cemetery where military rites were accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. He was born October 3, 1934 in Kewanee, the son of Loyed and Goldie (Denton) Fultz. He married his wife of 61 years, Marcella C. Hollis in […]

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    Judith L. McNaught

    KEWANEE – Judith L. McNaught,76, of Kewanee, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Methodist Unity Point Hospital, Peoria. Judith was born January 24, 1944 in Kewanee, the daughter of James Louis and Lona Mae (Jacobs) Cruse. Ms. Judy obtained her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development from Western Illinois University. Judith married Wesley I. McNaught on June 22, 1979 at the First Baptist Church, Kewanee; he preceded her in death on December 24, 2019.Judith is survived by eight […]

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    Emily Caras

    KEWANEE – Emily Caras, 85, of Kewanee, died Monday, March 16, 2020 at Kewanee Care. Emily was born September 7, 1934 in Geneseo, the daughter of Peter and Georgia (Anastopoulos) Caras. She graduated from Kewanee High School with the class of 1952. She attended Augustana, and graduated with a BA in education. Emily did her graduate work at Illinois State University and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.Emily is survived by one sister, Christina Christon, Muskego, WI; one sister- […]

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    LaDonna J. Tucker

    KEWANEE – LaDonna J. Tucker, 90, of Kewanee, formerly of Lafayette, died Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Toulon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. LaDonna was born August 29, 1929 in Kewanee, the daughter of John and Thelma (Leach) Sizemore. She married Francis J. Tucker on August 31, 1947 at the former Kewanee Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; he preceded her in death on April 18, 2017.LaDonna is survived by children, Trena A. Jones (Jeff Casanova), East Moline, […]

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    Nathan A. Stevens

    GALVA – Nathan A. Stevens, 38, of Galva, died Friday, March 13, 2020, at his home. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 19th, at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services. A memorial visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Private burial of the cremated remains will take place in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge, at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Nathan Stevens Memorial […]

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    Ernest R. Hulstrom Sr.

    GALVA – Ernest “Ernie” R. Hulstrom Sr., 60, of Galva, entered into eternal life at 7:48 a.m., Thursday, March 12, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria with his family by his side. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 21 at the Galva Congregational Church. Pastors Joshua Ryner and Bob Curry will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, March 20 at the church. Burial will be in Galva […]

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    Dr. Gary Wayne Hoelle

    LASALLE – Dr. Gary Wayne Hoelle (64) died peacefully on Thursday, March 12, 2020 of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was born in LaSalle, Illinois on November 1, 1955 to Wayne and Susan Jane (Woods) Hoelle. He lost his mother when he was only 3 years old and was raised by his father and his second wife, Patricia (Dart) Hoelle. Upon graduating from LaSalle Peru High School, Gary went on to earn a Bachelors of Science in chemistry from Illinois State University. In […]

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    Hazel I. Wonser Johnson

    KEWANEE – Hazel I. Wonser Johnson, 90, of Kewanee, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Toulon Care and Rehab. Hazel was born May 7, 1929 in Kewanee, the daughter of John R. and Hannah E. (Milburn) Anderson. She graduated from Kewanee High School with the class of 1947. She attended Black Hawk College for bookkeeping/accounting. Hazel married Russell Wonser on March 13, 1949; he preceded her in death on December 17, 1979. She married Eugene Johnson on May […]

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    Betty Jane Orwig

    WYANET – Betty Jane Orwig, 95, of Wyanet, IL passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Betty was born November 30, 1924 in Stark County, IL. The daughter of Murray and Bertha (Beall) Babock. Betty graduated from Wyoming High School and worked at the Beall Café in Wyoming, IL. She also worked for the telephone company in Peoria, IL.Betty was united in marriage to Dean Lyle Orwig of LaFayette, IL on January 6, 1945 in Wyoming, IL. She was a farm wife, homemaker, […]

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    Marie Elizabeth (Snider) Mikenas

    KEWANEE – Marie Elizabeth “Maribeth” (Snider) Mikenas, 90, of Kewanee, died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 16 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Deacon Martin VanMeltebeck will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Visitation Foundation and Abilities Plus. […]

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    Deacon Raymond J. Van Wassenhove

    KEWANEE – Deacon Raymond J. “Ray” Van Wassenhove, 89, of Kewanee, died at 11:22 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Betty’s Garden Memory Care in Kewanee. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 13 at Saint John Paul II Parish in Kewanee. Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu and Fr. Duane Jack will con-celebrate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:30 p.m. with recitation of the Rosary at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 at Rux […]

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    Doris Pearl (Shaw) Taylor

    ANNAWAN – Doris Pearl (Shaw) Taylor, 90, of Annawan, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2020, at her home. As she wished, there will be no funeral or calling hours. Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Annawan Rescue Van or the Annawan Alba Library. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Atkinson Chapel, will be assisting the family with arrangements.Doris was born November 5, 1929, in Annawan, Illinois, the […]

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    William Thomas Bond

    KEWANEE – William Thomas Bond of Kewanee, IL, departed this earthly life and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, at Kindred Specialty Hospital in Peoria, IL. Calling hours will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 13th at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14th at the First Congregational Church in Kewanee. Pastor Lawrence D. Anderson Sr. will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery in […]

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    Verna E. Dillon

    KEWANEE – Verna E. Dillon, 93, died Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Betty’s Garden, Kewanee. Verna was born March 18, 1926 in Kewanee, the daughter of Emmert and Lela (Couve) Ellenwood. She graduated from Kewanee High School, with the class of 1944. Verna married Harold A. Dillon on September 12, 1948 in Kewanee, they shared 69 years together; he preceded her in death in 2017.Verna is survived by two daughters, Carol Dillon (Bryan Scott), Seattle, WA, Diane Price, Kenosha, WI; […]

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    George A. Cunningham

    KEWANEE – George A. Cunningham, 84, of Silvis, formerly of Kewanee, died Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Aspen Care Center, Silvis. George was born December 21, 1935 in Kewanee, the son of Arlon C. and Margaret H. (Walwer) Cunningham. He attended Kewanee Schools.George is survived by his siblings, Shirley Cusack, Casa Grande, AZ, Patrick (Paula) Cunningham, Sherman, IL, Sharon LeMaster, Moline, IL; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Cloudas; […]

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    Paul Mowbray

    BRADFORD – Paul Mowbray, 84, loving husband, dad, grandpa, uncle and great grandpa passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at OSF St. Luke Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, March 9th, 2020, at Cerno’s at 11:00 a.m.   In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Paul Mowbray, may be directed to the Baker Park Golf Course, 1095 Cambridge Road, Kewanee, Illinois, 61443.   Paul was […]

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    Joyce M. Stollenwerk

    KEWANEE – Joyce M. Stollenwerk, 67, of Kewanee, died Sunday, March 1, 2020 at her home. Joyce was born July 22, 1952 in Brillion, WI the daughter of Clarence and Marie (Siegwarth) Krueger. Joyce married Fred Stollenwerk on September 26, 1969; he survives.Joyce is also survived by her children, Shannon (Eric) Allen, Geneseo, Daniel Stollenwerk, Kewanee, Jacquelyn (Kristopher) Kell, Kewanee, Chad Stollenwerk, Athens, IL; son in law, Mike Yepsen, Galva; grandchildren, Dalton Pearson, […]

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    Shirley M. Coven

    KEWANEE – Shirley M. Coven, 93, a resident of the Hillcrest Home in Geneseo and formerly of Kewanee passed away on February 27, 2020. Private graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 4 at Pleasant View Cemetery. Pastor Andrew Christman of the State Road Community Church will officiate. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Moline. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Humane Society. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of […]

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    Marjorie L. Cox

    KEWANEE – Marjorie L. Cox, 96, of Kewanee, died Friday, February 28, 2020 at her home. Marjorie was born December 31, 1923 in Kewanee, the daughter of William and Louise (Meloen) Millslagle. Marjorie graduated from Kewanee High School with the class of 1942. She attended nurses training at the Kewanee Public Hospital in 1942. She married Ollie Cox on November 20, 1943 in Kewanee; he preceded her in death on September 9, 1982.Marjorie is survived by nieces and nephews, Linda Ripka- […]

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    Robert S. “Bob” Martin

    KEWANEE – Robert S. “Bob” Martin, 87, of Kewanee, passed away quietly at 5:20 p.m., Friday, February 28, 2020. He was born May 25, 1932 in Clay Center, KS, the son of George and Idabelle (Lee) Martin. He married Dorus E. Popovich, the love of his life on June 6, 1971 in Kewanee and she preceded him in death on May 16, 2009. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Charles Martin and Robert Wesley Martin, two step-daughters, Rhonda (Ralph) Howland of […]

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    Cynthia M. Bergren

    KEWANEE – Cynthia M. Bergren, 63, of Kewanee, died Friday, February 28, 2020 at the University of Chicago Hospital. Cynthia was born December 13,1956 in Kewanee, the daughter of John and Donna (Hoopes) Aldrich. She attended Kewanee Schools. Cynthia married Jerry Bergren on September 11, 1982 in Kewanee; he survives.Cynthia is also survived by her children, Stephanie (Jerry) Reichwein, Cordova, Jess (Kerri) Bergren, Thiensville, WI, Ryan (Lauren Bartell) Bergren, Green Bay, WI; two […]

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    Duane Leo Wirth

    SHEFFIELD – Duane Leo Wirth, 78, of Sheffield, Illinois died Tuesday, February 25, 2020 on his beloved farm, Ponderosa Wilderness.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Sheffield, Illinois with Father Mark Miller, officiating. Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, Illinois with a Rosary Service being recited at 3:30p.m. Burial will take place in St. Patrick’s […]

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    Richard A. “Rich” Ruzas Sr.

    KEWANEE – Richard A. “Rich” Ruzas Sr., 68, of Kewanee, died at 2:14 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2020 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 29 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Fr. John Burns will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, February 28 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis […]

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    Robert Lee Johnson

    LAFAYETTE – Robert Lee Johnson, 89, of LaFayette, passed away at 11:31 p.m. Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Heartland Health Care in Galesburg.   Robert Lee Johnson was born January 2, 1931 in Stronghurst, IL, to John and Laura Johnson. Robert was the sixth born of family of seven brothers and sisters. Robert married Janet Lee Emery on December 24th 1954 at the Lafayette Methodist Church; she preceded him in death on December 18, 2017 at their […]

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    Betty Elaine “Granny” Strange

    CAMBRIDGE – Betty Elaine “Granny” Strange, 70, of rural Cambridge, went to the Lord on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 28, at the Bishop Hill Community United Methodist with Elder Bonnie King and Pastor Trisha Chapman officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, February 27, at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Burial will be in […]

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    Adrianne Larson

    GALVA – Adrianne Larson of Galva, passed away in her home on February 18th, 2020. Adrianne Sue (Thompson) Larson was born May 8th of 1934. Born to George Adolf and Pearl Christine (Hartman) Thompson.She is survived by her husband John Larson and her children: Larry (Sue) Viane, Bayonet Point, FL; Gary (Tina) Viane, Atkinson, IL; Kenneth (Michelle) Larson, Wayland, MI; Kevin (Theresa) Larson, Rockford, IL; Karen (Jerry) Verhagen, Black Creek, WI; Kendall (Mike) Engle, Galesburg, IL. […]