John "Jack" Keleher - 86
11/12/1930 - 8/3/2017
Rock Falls, Illinois

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Gary S. Baumgartner - 34

11/6/1981 - 1/18/2016
Walnut, IL Gary S. Baumgartner Jr, age 34, of Walnut, Illinois died Monday January 18, 2016 at his home. Gary was born on November 6, 1981 in Elmhurst, IL, the son of Kathleen and Gary Baumgartner Sr. He worked as a welder during his lifetime. Gary enjoyed fishing, audio systems and was a video gamer . He is survived by his mother Kathleen Baumgartner of Walnut, IL; his father Gary Baumgartner Sr. of Davenport, IA; one son Garrett Baumgartner of Walnut, IL; one daughter Gracie Baumgartner of Jacksonville, IL; one brother Gregory Baumgartner of Galesburg, IL; two sisters Kelly ;(Sam) Anderson of Galesburg, IL; Kim (Eric) Baker of Walnut, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Private Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday January 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut with the Rev. David Menet, officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneralhome.com. Gary S. Baumgartner Jr, age 34, of Walnut, Illinois died Monday January 18, 2016 at his home. Gary was born on November 6, 1981 in Elmhurst, IL, the son of Kathleen and Gary Baumgartner Sr. He worked as a welder during his lifetime. Gary enjoyed fishing, audio systems and was a video gamer . He is survived by his mother Kathleen Baumgartner of Walnut, IL; his father Gary Baumgartner Sr. of Davenport, IA; one son Garrett Baumgartner of Walnut, IL; one daughter Gracie Baumgartner of Jacksonville, IL; one brother Gregory Baumgartner of Galesburg, IL; two sisters Kelly ;(Sam) Anderson of Galesburg, IL; Kim (Eric) Baker of Walnut, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Private Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday January 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut with the Rev. David Menet, officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

Evelyn J. Driessens - 68

10/28/1947 - 1/15/2016
Tampico, Illinois Evelyn J. Driessens, age 68, of Tampico, Illinois died Friday, January 15, 2016 at her home. Evelyn was born on October 28, 1947 in Sterling, Illinois the daughter of Wilbur and Mary (Cisketti) Kober She was united in marriage to Norman "Skip" Konneck. She married Dennis Driessens on February 24, 1978 in Morrison, Illinois. He preceded her in death on July 10, 2015. She and Dennis owned and operated the 5th Quarter in Tampico for nine years. Evelyn enjoyed riding the Harley and was a member of Abate. She is survived by one son Scott (Dana) Konneck of Sheffield, Illinois; one stepson Kevin (Trinda) Driessens of Sterling, Illinois; one stepdaughter ReAnn Holbrock of Colona, Illinois; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; three sisters Janis (Gene) Little of Rockford, Illinois, Linda (Joe) Bright of Sterling, Illinois, Debbie (Larry) Richmond of Manchester, Iowa and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two sisters Karen and Marsha. Cremation rites were accorded. Private services will be conducted at a later date. A memorial has been established in her memory and directed to P.O. Box 201 Tampico, Illinois 61283. The Garland Funeral Home in Tampico is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to:www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

Steven Peterson - 66

9/5/1949 - 1/12/2016
Princeton, Illinois Steven M. Peterson, age 66, of Princeton, Illinois died Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at Perry Memorial Hospital. Steven was born September 5, 1949 in Tacoma, Washington, the son of Marlowe and Deloris (Norton) Peterson. He was united in marriage to Kathy Tornow on September 16, 2000 in Walnut, Illinois. Steven worked as a truck driver (or as he would like to call it “a Commodities Relocation Engineer) for over 50 years. He retired and last worked for Sullivan’s Foods. He is survived by his wife, Kathy of Princeton; 4 sons, Josh Peterson of Rock Falls, Illinois, Chris Peterson of Des Moines, Iowa, David Peterson of Oakdale, California and Larry Peterson of Texas; 2 daughters: Jennifer Tornow of Princeton and Kelsi Peterson of Sterling, Illinois; 2 grandchildren: Hannah and Christopher Peterson; 2 sisters: Alice (Roger) Diaz of Elizabethtown, Kentucky and Sheryle (Darrel) Rush of California; 2 brothers: Martin Peterson of Happy Camp, California and Dwayne (Babs) Peterson of Orleans, California and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Darrell and David, and his father- in law, Leonard Tornow. Cremation rites were accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, January 17, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. A memorial has been established in lieu of flowers

Stephen C. - 60

1/29/1955 - 1/11/2016
Sheffield, Illinois Stephen C. "Mouse" Morris, age 60, of Sheffield, Illinois, died Monday, January 11, 2016 at home under hospice care, with long time girlfriend and beloved dogs by his side. Stephen was born January 29, 1955 in Princeton, Illinois the son of Don And Virginia (Watson) Morris. He worked at Wyanet Body Shop for many years. He also was employed as a carpenter at Walt Vervynck and Scotty Imes in Kewanee, Illinois. He loved his garden, Bears and NASCAR. He is survived by his girlfriend, Peggy Underwood; two sons: Mike (Kelly) Morris and Johnny Morris; one step-son, Greg Jensen; one brother, Tim "Mouse" Morris; three grandchildren: Kai, Mazie and Max; one step-granddaughter, Alex; three nieces: Heather, Riley and Olivia and one nephew, Larry. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: Larry, Bob, Tony and Tom and one step-daughter, Carrie Jensen. Cremation rites were accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at Sock's Place in Wyanet, Illinois on January 23, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A memorial has been established in his memory to Sheffield Fire and Rescue or to Peggy Underwood for funeral expenses.

Nicholas A. Stocking - 33

4/9/1982 - 1/4/2016
Princeton, IL Nicholas A. Stocking, age 33, of Princeton, Illinois died Monday, January 4, 2016. Nick was born on April 9, 1982 in Kewanee, Illinois the son of Roxanna Odell. He was a machine operator at Mennies's Machine Shop in Granville. Nick enjoyed spending time with his daughter being the best father he could be, his dog Charlotte and special friends Joshua "Jeebs" Lange, Robert Dixon and Timothy Nordstrom. He also enjoyed music, golf, hoodies and pajama pants. He was a Cubs and Blackhawks fan. He is survived by his mother Roxanna (Doug) Piper of Manlius, Illinois; one daughter Kennedy Stocking of Monmouth, Illinois; one sister Misty Stocking of Champaign, Illinois ; two step sisters Allyssa Thompson of Sheffield, Illinois, Kailey Piper- Specht of Manlius, Illinois; his maternal grandfather Charles Odell of Bradford, Illinois; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother and his great grandparents. Cremation rites were accorded. A time of sharing will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Family requests casual attire preferably Cubs and Blackhawks. Burial of cremains will be at a later date in Walnut Cemetery. A memorial has been has been established for his daughter's education in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneral home. com.

Carole L. Mueller - 75

11/29/1940 - 12/9/2015
Ohio, IL Carole L. Mueller, age 75, of Ohio, Illinois died Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Carole Lynn Sanderson was born on November 29, 1940 in DeKalb, IL, the daughter of Charles and Corella ( Knutson) Sanderson. She graduated from Malta High School and attended Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and began work as a Secretary at Northern Illinois University immediately after. She was united in marriage to Craig Leslie on October 14, 1961. They later divorced. She was married to Richard Mueller on September 2, 1989 at First Lutheran Church in Geneseo. Carole worked as a travel consultant and then as the secretary at First Lutheran Church in Geneseo. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Ohio, an active member in WELCA, the Rebecca Circle and the church choir. She is survived by her husband Richard Mueller of Ohio, IL; three sons Mark (Traci) Leslie of Hartland, WI, Lance (Jennifer) Leslie of Bettendorf, IA, Brett (Heather) Leslie of Round Rock, TX; seven grandchildren; David Leslie, Elizabeth Leslie, Jack Leslie, Henry Leslie, Charlie Leslie, Luke Leslie and Piper Leslie; four nieces; three stepchildren Melanie, Megan and Jarod; and three step grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and one sister Diane Krans. Visitation will be held on Saturday December 12, 2015 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday December 13, 2015 at 2p.m. at the First Lutheran Church of Ohio with the Rev. Gene Vincent, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Ohio. A memorial has been established to the First Lutheran Church of Ohio. Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

David L. McDonald - 80

9/12/1935 - 12/4/2015
Ohio, Illinois David L. McDonald, age 80 of Ohio, Illinois died Friday, December 4, 2015 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Dave was born September 12, 1935 in Princeton, Illinois the son of Howard I. and Edwardine McDonald. He was united in marriage to Patty Schultz on January 3, 1959 in Ohio, Illinois. Dave owned and operated McDonald Trucking for many years. He was the road commissioner for Ohio Township and a member of the Ohio Fire Department and the Ohio School Board. Dave was a trustee of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Citizens First State Bank of Walnut. He enjoyed golfing and playing cards. He is survived by his wife, Patty of Ohio; 3 sons: Mark (Angie) McDonald of Ohio, Bill (Janis) McDonald of Walnut, Illinois and Joe (Jan) McDonald of Ohio; 1 daughter, Maureen McDonald of Chicago, Illinois; 8 grandchildren: Matt, Anna, Cole McDonald, Sarah, Melissa (Alex Karrow), Olivia McDonald, Kaycee and Darren McDonald and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Louise Gorman. Funeral prayer services will be conducted on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 9:30am at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ohio, with Rev. Thomas Shaw, pastor, officiating. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ohio. Visitation will be Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 3:00- 7:00pm at the Garland Funeral Home with Rosary recited at 7:00pm. A memorial has been established in his memory.

Arlene M. Kerkhove - 87

4/11/1928 - 12/2/2015
Prophetstown, IL Arlene M. Kerkhove, age 87, of Prophetstown, Illinois died Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Arlene was born on April 11, 1928, the daughter of Fred and Myldred (McCaslin) Coers. She was united in marriage to Walter Kerkhove on April 16, 1950 in Rock Falls, Illinois. He preceded her in death on May 23, 1975. She was an Avon saleswoman for over 60 years. She was a member of the Tampico United Methodist Church and the Wa Tan Ya Club. She is survived by one son Arlyn Kerkhove of Prophetstown, Illinois; one daughter Rita (Eddie) Munz of Tampico, Illinois; two grandchildren Scott and Amy Meier, four greatgrandchildren Bradley Meier, Michael Jackley, Ruby Anne Jackley, and Lucas Meier; two brothers Russell (Josephine) Coers of Tampico,Illinois, Earl John (Pat) Coers of Deer Grove,Illinois and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by parents, husband, one grandson Bradley Meier, and two brothers Harold and Francis Coers. Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with the Rev. Leanne Keate, pastor of Tampico United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico. A memorial has been established in her memory. Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

Pamela I. Huseman - 62

11/16/1953 - 11/29/2015
Walnut, IL

Pamela I. Huseman, age 62, of Walnut, Illinois died Sunday, November 29, 2015 at her home.
Pamela was born November 16, 1953, the daughter of Donald and Elizabeth (Jones) Francis in Rantoul, Illinois. She was united in marriage to Glen Huseman on November 3, 1990 at the Walnut United Methodist Church in Walnut. She worked as a CNA at the Walnut Manor in Walnut for 25 years. Pam was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Walnut, the Green River Riders and the Community Club. She enjoyed crafting, Elvis Presley music and helping others in need.
She is survived by her husband, Glen of Walnut, IL; 2 daughters: Michelle (Mike) Dykstra of Walnut, IL and Melissa Brandon of Deer Grove, IL; 1 son, Jeremy (Michelle) Brandon of Walnut, IL; 10 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren; her mother, Elizabeth Shirley of Walnut, IL; 1 brother, Donald Francis of Deer Grove, IL; 1 sister, Tammy (Mike) Howlett of Walnut, IL and several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Francis and one sister in infancy.
A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 10:30 at Garland Funeral Home, Walnut. Burial will take place in Walnut Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A memorial has been established in her memory to the Walnut Fire Department. Online condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhome.com

James D. Heaton - 51

6/22/1964 - 11/24/2015
Walnut, IL James D. Heaton, age 51, of Walnut, Illinois died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Jim was born on June 22, 1964 in Princeton, Illinois, the son of Donald and Anna (DeWaele) Heaton. He was united in marriage to Angela Cassidy on September 25, 1999. He worked at Walnut Custom Home in Walnut. Jim was a member of the Walnut Community Bible Church, Happy Hookers Fishing Club and enjoyed being with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Angela Heaton of Walnut, Il; one daughter Jamie Lynn Heaton; one son James Donald Heaton both of Walnut, Il: his mother Anna (Hubert) Fridge of Walnut, IL; one sister Michelle Lavender of Chicago, IL; one brother Craig Heaton of Walnut, IL; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father. Cremation rites were accorded. A time of sharing will be held on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. A memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Garland Funeral Home with the Rev. Eldon Cook, pastor of the Walnut Community Bible Church, officiating. A memorial has been established in his memory.

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