• Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    Dorothy Mae Sandall

    Dorothy Mae (Hutson) Sandall, age 89, of Macomb, Illinois formerly of Knoxville, Illinois died at 9:04 A.M. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Wesley Village in Macomb, Illinois. She was born on December 13, 1928 in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of Chester Harold and Clara Mary (Gamel) Hutson. She attended rural Knoxville School and graduated from Knoxville High School. She also attended Western Illinois University at Macomb, Illinois. She married Herman James Sandall on August 14, 1947 at the Hutson Family Home. He preceded her in death on May 25, 2016. Surviving are two daughters, Marietta Kay (Philip) Bear of Winter Garden, Florida and Barbara Rose Sandall of Macomb, Illinois;…

  • Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    Irving Eugene Farley

    Irving Eugene Farley, (62) of Knoxville, Illinois, passed away at 9:21 P.M. Friday, August 24, 2018 at the OSF Saint Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. Services are pending with the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois.

  • Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    William L. VanWinkle

    William L. VanWinkle, age 40, of Dahinda, Illinois, died at 2:21 P.M. on Saturday, August 18, 2018 in Galesburg, Illinois. He was born on July 1, 1978 in Galesburg. He attended Knoxville High School. Surviving is his son, Tristin Lee (Mazzy Presswood) VanWinkle of Dahinda, and Tristin’s mother, Mandy Leath; his step-daughter, Kayli Nichole Wells of Galesburg; one granddaughter, Veronica; his parents, Debbie and Robert Cramer of Dahinda; his father William E. VanWinkle of Galesburg; his paternal grandfather, Virgil VanWinkle of Knoxville, Illinois; a special friend, Lacy Locke of Galesburg; his sister, Brandie (Jerry) Lair of Alexis, Illinois; his brother, Michael VanWinkle of Galesburg; and a step-brother, Todd (Kelly) Cramer…

  • Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    Lewis W. Crouch

    Lewis W. Crouch, Sr., age 85, of East Galesburg, Illinois died at 7:34 P.M. on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 30, 1933 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Eugene and Zella (Ross) Crouch. He married LaJean Dickerson on January 23, 1953 in Abingdon, Illinois. She preceded him in death on October 5, 1998. He later married Pauline Yarde on January 23, 2004 in Galesburg, Illinois. She preceded him in death on November 24, 2013. Surviving are his children: Willie (Tina) Crouch, Jr. of Gilson, Illinois, Kim Palmer of Knoxville, Illinois, Sue (Greg) Flores of Lake Bracken, Illinois, Gerald “Bussy” (Paula Miller) Crouch of…

  • Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    Edward B. Carter Jr.

    Edward B. Carter, Jr., age 74, of Knoxville, Illinois, died at 3:22 A.M. on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the OSF Saint Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. As per his wishes, there will be no services at this time. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville is assisting the family.

  • Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    Jacqueline S. McIntyre

    Jacqueline S. McIntyre, 68, of East Galesburg, Illinois, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. Jacqueline was born on April 12, 1950 in Galesburg, the daughter of Edwin Straus and Francis (Hall) Straus. She graduated from Knoxville High School with the Class of 1968. She later graduated from Carl Sandburg College with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse for Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Jacqueline was a member of the East Galesburg Community Chapel. She enjoyed flowers, make-up, jewelry, and collecting antiques. Jacqueline is survived by her parents; Edwin and Frances Straus of East Galesburg, 2 daughters; Sommer…

  • Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    George Wilson Hurd Jr.

    George Wilson Hurd, Jr., age 78, of Knoxville, died at 10:45 P.M. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville. He was born on December 13, 1939 in Moline, the son of George Wilson and Leaveu Leona (Brown) Hurd, Sr. He married Marilyn K. Reihm on April 9, 1960 in Moline. She survives of Knoxville. He leaves behind his family: Geoffrey (Diana) Hurd of Knoxville, Gregory (Margaret) Hurd of Chillicothe, Randy (Paulette) Hurd of Washington; two daughters: Michelle (Keith “Opey”) Greene of Knoxville, Teresa (Troy) Riley of Washington, Missouri; eleven grandchildren: Megan (Traig) Hurd-Cheney of Peoria Heights, Amanda (Jarred) Beckman of Galesburg, Garrett (Samantha) Hurd…

  • Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    Anthony Mendez

    Anthony Angelo Mendez, best father, best friend and best grandfather, age 73, died Friday evening around 6:45 p.m. May 4, 2018, in Hudson. He was born Jan. 11, 1945, in Galesburg, Illinois, to Ferdel Angelo and Patricia Cabrera Mendez. He married Victoria Jo Perry on Sept. 5, 1981, in Galesburg. She preceded him in death. He is survived by his children, Anthea Diaz of Houston, Jessica Mendez of Largo, and Mathew Mendez of Hudson; and four grandchildren who were his world. He was preceded in death by one son, Tony, at the age of 9 in 1988. He served in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army and was a retired…

  • Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    Mary L. Szydloski

    Mary L. Szydloski, 82, of Knoxville, Illinois passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 1:05 A.M. at the Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois. Mary was born on September 15, 1935 in Hannibal, Missouri, the daughter of George B. Jones and Fern (Sexbury) Jones. She married Frank Szydloski on November 6, 1957 in Hannibal, Missouri. He preceded her in death in 2006. She worked for Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg for 35 years. Mary is survived by her 6 children; Wanda (and Gary D. Haneghan Sr.) Davidson of Galesburg, Illinois, Lee Szydloski of Independence, Missouri, Danny Ray Szydloski of Florida, Robert G. Szydloski of Monmouth, Illinois, Bobby Joe…

  • Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    Dennis Frank Hertz

    Dennis Frank Hertz, 71, of Knoxville, Illinois passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 5:48 A.M. at the OSF Richard L. Owen Hospice Home in Peoria, Illinois. Dennis was born May 19, 1947 in Kankakee, Illinois, the son of Frank Hartwell Hertz and Helen (Walter) Hertz. He graduated from Herscher High School and later Western Illinois University. He proudly served his country overseas in Vietnam as a member of The United States Army. He married Shirley Hannaford on November 2, 1969 in Roodhouse, Illinois. Dennis worked as a Meat Inspector for the Department of Agriculture, State of Illinois, and previously as a Swine Manager. He was a member of the…

  • Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    Joel "Joe" L. Alstedt

    Joel “Joe” Alstedt, age 80, of Galesburg, Illinois, passed away at 9:30 A.M. on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his home surrounded by family in Galesburg. Joe was born on January 24, 1938 in Alexis, Illinois, the son of Arthur E. and Frances P. (Reem) Alstedt. He married Ruth “Rudy” Ann Hull on February 14, 1976 in Alexis. Surviving is his wife Ruth “Rudy” Alstedt of Galesburg; three daughters: Tammy (Steve) Sagona of Knoxville, Illinois, Tracy (Keith) Robbins of Rio, Illinois, Morine (Brad) Goff of Gilson, Illinois; step-daughter, Denise (Donald) Johnson of Galesburg; and a step-son, Charles (Susan) Johnson of Olathe, Kansas; eleven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Gene (Kathy)…

  • Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    Robert Carter Courtright

    Robert Carter Courtright, age 86, of Oneida, Illinois died at 2:48 P.M. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at his home in Oneida, Illinois. Robert was born on March 3, 1932 in Galesburg, Illinois to Taylor and Pearl (Volk) Courtright. He married Patricia J. Johnson on October 20, 1951 in Henderson Grove. She survives of Oneida, Illinois. Also surviving are two sons: Bruce T. Courtright (Sharon) of Oneida, Illinois, and Daniel B. Courtright (Shyrl) of Boise, Idaho; two daughters: Joan Courtright Swanson (David) of Oneida, Illinois and Karen Courtright Curry (Charles) Wyoming, Illinois; Grandchildren: Christopher Courtright (Amy), Andrew Courtright (Rebecca), David Courtright (Nikki), Michael Courtright, Matthew Courtright, T. J. Swanson (Leah),…

  • Bloomington,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk

    Terry R. Mauer

    Terry R. Mauer, age 76, of Knoxville, Illinois, died at 4:24 A.M. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville. He was born on June 17, 1942 in Macomb, Illinois, the son of Eldon and Helen (Lefler) Alton. He married Roberta “Bert” Thorne on December 31, 1969 in Knoxville, and they were married for 49 years. Surviving is his wife, Bert Mauer of Knoxville; his children: Brian (Leslie) Mauer of Zion, Illinois, Brenda (Jeff) Plotner of Toulon, Illinois, Ronda (Mark) Olin of Oneida, Illinois, Robert Daum of Brookwood, Alabama; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Ann (Tom) Stites of…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Anna May Russell

    BEAVERCREEK, OHIO FORMERLY OF GALESBURG, ILLINOIS Anna May Russell, 88, of Beavercreek, Ohio, formerly of Galesburg, Illinois, died at 12:23 P.M. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Trinity Community Nursing Home in Beavercreek, Ohio. She was born on March 24, 1929 in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Esther (Williams) Davis. She married Lawrence O. “Russ” “Polkadot” Russell in Galesburg, Illinois. She is survived by three children; Ruby Crane of Wataga, Illinois, Peggy Brown of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Randy Russell of Beavercreek, Ohio; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters and a brother; Ruth Roberts of Carthage, Illinois, Norma Reynolds of Keokuk,…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Audrey L. Benson

    MAQUON, ILLINOIS Audrey L. Benson, age 92, of Maquon, Illinois died at 8:07 P.M. on Monday, August 14, 2017 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, Illinois. She was born on May 2, 1925 in Wataga, Illinois, the daughter of Richard and Florence Frome Maxwell. She attended and graduated from the Wataga High School in 1943. She married Donald G. Benson on November 22, 1943 in Wayne, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2016. She is survived by five children; Larry (Mary Ann Hanlin) Benson of Maquon, Illinois, Jerry (and Deb) Benson of Williamsfield, Illinois, Gary (and Judy) Benson of Elkader, Iowa, Mary (and Larry) Isenberger of Davis, Illinois,…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Johnny Eugene Johnson Jr.

    Johnny Eugene Johnson Jr., 8 weeks of age, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:45 P.M. at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria. Johnny was born June 19, 2017 at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Johnny and Ashley (Miller) Johnson. He is survived by his parents; Johnny and Ashley Johnson of Monmouth, sister; Kamera Staub of Monmouth, grandparents; Patti Johnson of Galesburg, Brian and Lisa Miller of Monmouth, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather; Robert Eugene Johnson, cousin; Michael Taylor, great-grandparents; Norman Miller, Renata Miller, Charlotte Finley, John Johnson, Eloise Johnson, Florentine Bearce,…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Ruth D. Kelso

    Ruth D. Kelso, 74, of Maquon, Illinois passed away, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 7:04 P.M. at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. Ruth was born on January 17, 1943 in Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of John and Maxine (McGee) Thurman. She married Wilbur Dean Kelso on June 18, 1961 in Maquon. She was a member of the Maquon United Methodist Church where she was the long time youth group leader. Ruth was also active with the Methodist Women’s group. She also served the Maquon area by being a librarian for many years at the Maquon Public Library. Ruth was part of the team that helped build…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Minonk,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    William H. “Bill” Atwater Sr.

    William H. Atwater Sr., 90, of Galesburg died at 5:47 P.M. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at OSF St. Mary`s Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. William was born on February 17, 1927 in Kahoka, Missouri, the son of Henry and Jessie (Couch) Atwater. He married Leona M. Ebbing on July 26, 1947 in Haw Creek Township in Knox County, Illinois. He later married Doris M. Arnold on October 29, 1994 at the Memphis United Methodist Church in Missouri. She preceded him in death on March 21, 2015. William worked as a Forman for the former Gale Products for 30 years. He was a 50 year member of the Order of…