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2/4/1926 - 8/20/2019
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11/14/1932 - 7/15/2019
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3/21/1935 - 6/14/2019
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Rosemary Duffy - 80

1/23/1939 - 3/6/2019
Princeton

 Rosemary (Kemper) Duffy, 80, of Princeton, formerly of Ohio, Ill, died on Wednesday, March 6 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

 Rosemary was born on January 23, 1939 in Rochelle to Jefferson and Caroline (Bresson) Kemper.  She married Edward Duffy on August 3, 1968 in Ohio, Illinois.

 She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and had served as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, took communion to shut-ins and taught CCD.  Rosemary was a devout Ohio Bulldogs fan and served as past president of the Ohio Boosters and on the High School Board of Education.

 She enjoyed doing puzzles, reading and playing cards. Rosemary loved to cook and was known for her homemade baked beans which were a family favorite. She was an exceptional baker and enjoyed making Christmas cookies for all and especially enjoyed donating them to various charities and organizations. She loved her family deeply especially her grandchildren. Proper grammar was very important to her and she bestowed that on her children.

 Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Edward, of Princeton; her daughters, Deb Duffy and Phyllis Duffy both of Princeton, Erin Duffy of Rockford, Megan Duffy of Ohio and Duanna Duffy of Princeton; her grandchildren, Miguel, Nathaniel, Isaiah, Matthew, Alec, Mary, and Logan; her great grandchildren, Jakobi and Juliette; a sister Dorothy (David) Snow of Crystal Lake, Washington; her brothers, Daryl (Mary) Kemper of Litchfield Park, Ariz., Jim (Joanna) Kemper of Compton and Jeff Kemper of Dixon; a sister-in-law, Gail Kemper of Idaho Fall, Idaho; numerous nieces and nephews, and special life-long friend, Connie Allen of Ohio.

  She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Mary, a brother Charles and a sister Phyllis.

 Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of fmaily and friends will be from 9-10:30 AM Monday March 11 at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. A celebration of her life will be at 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Inturnment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Ohio Fire and Rescue.

 

Kenneth L. DeWaele - 60

1/29/1959 - 2/10/2019
Walnut WALNUT – Kenneth L. DeWaele, age 60, died Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Heritage Manor in Walnut. Kenneth was born on January 29, 1959 in Walnut the son of Lyman and Helen (Jacobs) DeWaele. He was employed as a Truck Driver for the past 42 years. Kenneth was a member of the First Christian Church in Walnut. Survivors include one son, Chris (Sarah) DeWaele of Naples, Italy; four sisters, Florence (Rick) McWaters of Coperas Cove, Texas, Ida (Rich) Vary of Walnut, Phyllis (Gary) Bill of Sheffield and Lucinda (Bill) Guzman of Morris; five brothers, John DeWaele of Walnut, Marvin (Linda) DeWaele of Mendota, Phillip (Ann) DeWaele of Walnut, Ralph (Cathy) DeWaele of Walnut and Howard DeWaele of Moline; three grandchildren, Laela, Hayven and Lance DeWaele all of Naples, Italy. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Kenneth Steven DeWaele. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday at the funeral home with Reverend Brian Moore of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Walnut Cemetery in Walnut. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhomes.com

Kenneth L. DeWaele - 60

1/29/1959 - 2/10/2019
Walnut WALNUT – Kenneth L. DeWaele, age 60, died Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Heritage Manor in Walnut. Kenneth was born on January 29, 1959 in Walnut the son of Lyman and Helen (Jacobs) DeWaele. He was employed as a Truck Driver for the past 42 years. Kenneth was a member of the First Christian Church in Walnut. Survivors include one son, Chris (Sarah) DeWaele of Naples, Italy; four sisters, Florence (Bill) McWaters of Coperas Cove, Texas, Ida (Rich) Vary of Walnut, Phyllis (Gary) Bill of Sheffield and Lucinda (Bill) Guzman of Morris; five brothers, John DeWaele of Walnut, Marvin (Linda) DeWaele of Mendota, Phillip (Ann) DeWaele of Walnut, Ralph (Cathy) DeWaele of Walnut and Howard DeWaele of Moline; three grandchildren, Laela, Hayven and Lance DeWaele all of Naples, Italy. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Kenneth Steven DeWaele. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday at the funeral home with Reverend Brian Moore of the First Christian Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Walnut Cemetery in Walnut. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhomes.com

Barbara A. Reuter - 70

7/11/1948 - 1/23/2019
Ohio, IL Barbara Ann Reuter Barbara Ann Reuter, age 70, of Ohio, died January 23, 2019 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Barbara was born July 11, 1948 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Robert D. and Elaine (Shoobridge) Kirsch. She married Donald Reuter on April 16, 1966 in Warren, MI and was employed at Perry Memorial Hospital as a Respiratory Care Practitioner for 14 years. Barbara was a long time member of the Ohio Library Board and enjoyed reading, painting, shopping, social media, spending time outdoors and going to Woodhaven. Survivors include her husband, Donald Reuter of Ohio, IL; three sons, Robert (Brenda) Reuter of Ohio, IL, Donald I. (Donna) Reuter of Ohio, IL and Mick Reuter of Wheeling; three sisters, Linda (Ken) Duffy of Citrus Heights, CA, Marion (Jim Hammond) Lams of New Market, TN, and Debbie Kirsch of MI; one brother, Robert E. Kirsch of Blanchard, MI; nine grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Steven Reuter and Gary Reuter. A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 1 – 3 PM at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Memorial services will be Sunday at 3:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Gene Vincent of the First Lutheran Church in Ohio officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Ohio Library. Online condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

Barbara A. Reuter - 70

7/11/1948 - 1/23/2019
Ohio, IL Barbara Ann Reuter Barbara Ann Reuter, age 70, of Ohio, died January 23, 2019 at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Barbara was born July 11, 1948 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Robert D. and Elaine (Shoobridge) Kirsch. She married Donald Reuter on April 16, 1966 in Warren, MI and was employed at Perry Memorial Hospital as a Respiratory Care Practitioner for 14 years. Barbara was a long time member of the Ohio Library Board and enjoyed reading, painting, shopping, social media, spending time outdoors and going to Woodhaven. Survivors include her husband, Donald Reuter of Ohio, IL; three sons, Robert (Brenda) Reuter of Ohio, IL, Donald I. (Donna) Reuter of Ohio, IL and Mick Reuter of Wheeling; three sisters, Linda (Ken) Duffy of Citrus Heights, CA, Marion (Jim Hammond) Lams of New Market, TN, and Debbie Kirsch of MI; one brother, Robert E. Kirsch of Blanchard, MI; nine grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Steven Reuter and Gary Reuter. A gathering of family and friends will be Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 1 – 3 PM at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Memorial services will be Sunday at 3:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Gene Vincent of the First Lutheran Church in Ohio officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Ohio Library. Online condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhome.com.

Chelbie Altepeter - 65

7/22/1953 - 1/21/2019
Sterling, Illinois STERLING – Chelbie Lynn Altepeter, age 65, died Monday, January 21, 2019 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Chelbie was born on July 22, 1953 in Sterling, the daughter of Clifford and Vera (Bruns) Rosene. She attended Tampico Schools and worked for many years at Dixon State School. Chelbie loved to play games and enjoyed her large extended family. She was a member of the Tampico Church of Christ and Rock River Christian Center. Survivors include one son, Steven Altepeter of Sterling; three sisters, Gloria (Phil) York of Avon, Ind., Jill (Craig) Froeter of Sterling and Tamara (Marty) Wolf of Rock Falls; three brothers, Richard (Karen) Rosene of Brownsburg, Ind., Craig Rosene of Mt. Olivet, Ky. and Jeffrey (Paula) Rosene of Tampico; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Danny Ray and Rory Steven Rosene. A gathering of family and friends will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM with Reverend Carlos McNinch officiating. Burial will follow at Tampico Memorial Cemetery, Tampico. Online condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhomes.com

Rose M. Batten - 81

12/17/1937 - 1/16/2019
Tampico, Illinois TAMPICO – Rose M. Batten, 81 of Tampico died Wednesday January 16, 2019 at Morningside of Sterling. She was born on December 17, 1937 in Sterling, the daughter of Leroy and Olive Isenhart. She married Lawrence Batten on June 9, 1956 in Rock Falls. He died May 9, 2012. Rose began her working career at Lawrence Brothers in Sterling then had worked as a secretary at Tampico Grade School; Cady Implement in Yorktown; and also had partnered her husband as owners and operators of Lawrence Batten Trucking. Rose had served on the Tampico School Board as well as the CGH Medical Center Board. Survivors include her sons: Todd (Cindy) Batten of Tampico and Scott (Shari) Batten of Deer Grove; six grandchildren: Brandy (Justin) Cucci, Brandon (Ashley) Batten, Hunter Batten, Kacey Batten, Devan Batten and Ayden Batten; five great grandchildren; her brother in law: Howard (Pat) Batten; her sister in laws: Mary Kuepker, Rosalie Mini, Joyce (Ron) Sandrock, Rita (Jerry) Beranek and Mary Anne Batten. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Robert and three brothers. Visitation will be held on Sunday January 20, 2019 from 11 – 1 PM at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico. The funeral will follow at 1 PM with the Reverend Carlos McNinch officiating. Memorials to American Cancer Society and to Hospice.

Bud Ward - 95

3/18/1923 - 1/12/2019
Walnut, IL

WALNUT – Donal J. “Bud” Ward, 95 of Walnut, died Saturday January 12, 2019 at his home.

He was born March 18, 1923 in Van Orin, IL the son of Bert and Ethel (King) Ward. He married Rosemary E. Hammond on June 29, 1946 in Walnut. She died June 14, 2000. Donal had farmed in the Van Orin area early in life and then for 60 years was a grain and livestock farmer in the Deer Grove area before retiring. He had milked cows and was a member of the Short Horn Association. In the past he had served on the board and past president of the First State Bank of Van Orin; he had served as the drainage ditch commissioner for Greenville Township; and had supported Illinois 4-H and was a supporter of Blackhawk East College. Donal was always a good neighbor.

He is survived by his 14 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Dale Ward and Richard “Dick” Ward; his sister Verna Lee Broers; and a niece.

Visitation will be held on Friday January 18, 2019 from 10 -11 AM at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. The funeral will follow at 11 AM at the funeral home with the Reverend Brian Moore officiating. Burial will conclude at 1:30 PM at Van Orin Repose Cemetery.

Memorials to the Walnut Fire Department in his memory.

Paul C. Williams - 61

4/1/1957 - 1/9/2019
Van Orin, Illinois Paul C. Williams, age 61, died on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, IL, after battling cancer. He was born to Donald and Mary Williams on April 1, 1957. He was a Lamoille High School graduate in the class on 1975, and for many years, Paul worked construction for Union Local 76. Paul enjoyed much of his life drinking beer, fishing and spoiling his cat Socks. Paul was the father to Jamie Law of Morrisonville, IL. Grandfather to Bry Williams of Bourbonnais, IL, Michael Law of Walnut, IL, and Kaden Lawson of Morrisonville, IL. He was the brother to Walter Fogle of El Segundo CA, Dave (Judy) Fogle of Van Orin, IL, Jim (Bonnie) Williams of Belvidere IL, and Mark Williams, Peru IL. Paul was also the caretaker of his beloved and spoiled cat, Socks. Paul was proceeded in death by his parents, Donald and Mary, as well as his step-father Earnest Halley. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 11 am at the Van Orin Gospel Church Main St., Van Orin, IL 61374. Josh Simpkins will be officiating. Burial will follow at Bach Memorial Chapel. The family will greet friends and family from 9 am to 11 am on Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the Van Orin Gospel Church. The family would like to extend their gratitude to those who have helped care for Paul during his fight with cancer. Specifically, Paula Fischer and Judy Fogle, for their constant and loving care. Contributions to Paul’s name can be made to the family.

Myron J. Hard - 69

9/18/1949 - 1/9/2019
Princeton

 Myron J. Hard, 69, of Princeton, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at Perry        Memorial Hospital.

He was born on September 18, 1949, in Princeton, to son of Carl Edward and Ruby (Carlson) Hard. He married Barbara A. Phillips on February 21, 1971, in Ohio, IL. Myron was employed for over 30 years by the City of Princeton Electric Department retiring as    Superintendent of Generation. He enjoyed woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara;      his daughter, Heather Hard (Paul Hill) of Princeton; his son, Scott Hard of Princeton; his granddaughter, Kaelynn Geheber (Derrick Eckberg); and his brother, Ron (Linda) Hard of Wyanet.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Elaine.

Visitation will be held on Sunday January 13, 2019 from 3-6P.M. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. The funeral will follow on Monday at 10:30 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will conclude at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Princeton.

A memorial will be established in his memory.

 

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