Barbara Ann Fahs - 842/15/1934 - 11/8/2018
Van Orin, Illinois Barbara Ann Fahs, age 84 of Van Orin, died Thursday, November 08, 2018 at Heritage Health of Peru. Barbara was born on February 15, 1934 in Ohio, the daughter of Howard and Lucille (Hoffman) Townsend. She graduated from Ohio High School and completed nursing training in Davenport. Barbara married James A. Fahs on October 11, 1952 in Ohio. She worked at Perry Memorial Hospital, Harper Wyman, part-time book keeper at Van Orin elevator, book keeper at Van Orin Co-op Oil Company for 25 years and Fast Stop in La Moille. She enjoyed being with family, grandchildren and friends, playing cards, camping and going to the casino. She also enjoyed making crafts and taking her things to shows, playing the piano, going to country/western shows, rodeos and sporting events. Barb was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ohio. Survivors include her husband, James; four children, Debra Lorenzi of Ladd, Janet (Pete) Walker of La Moille, Dan (Kim) Fahs of La Moille and Joe (Jessie) Fahs of La Moille; eight grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Carol Townsend. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Don Townsend; one son-in-law, Mark Lorenzi and two children in infancy. Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 8:30-11:00 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ohio. Memorial Mass will follow at the church at 11:00 A.M. with the Reverend Gregory Jarzombek, Celebrant officiating. In lieu of flowers a memorial is established in her memory.
Max R. Hubbard - 898/10/1929 - 10/30/2018
Walnut, Illinois Max R. Hubbard Max R. Hubbard, age 89, of Rockford, formerly of Walnut, died Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Atrium Extended Care in Rockford. Max was born August 10, 1929 in Wyanet the son of Harvey and Anna (Dalton) Hubbard. He was a 1947 graduate of Manlius High School and married Marie Gapinski on September 4, 1948 in Princeton. She preceded him in death in November of 1968. He later married Esther Heinzeroth on September 10, 1969 in Mendota. She preceded him in death on September 18, 2012. Max operated Hubbard Brothers Construction with his brother, Roger, for many years and also operated Gambles Store in Mendota and Walnut retiring in 1985. He spent his winters in Florida for over 30 years where he worked at a hardware store and did many remodeling projects. Max enjoyed woodworking, gardening and volunteering with the Walnut Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include three sons, Larry (Vicki) Hubbard of Rockford, Michael Hubbard of Rock Falls and John (Cathy) Hubbard of Naples, Fla.; one step son, Jim Heinzeroth of Mendota; eleven grandchildren, Marie Hubbard, Andrew Hubbard, Gabe Hubbard, Sean Hubbard, Allan Hubbard, Matt Heinzeroth, Don Heinzeroth, Jared Heinzeroth, Kim Simpson, Julie Lee and Tim Funfsinn; and many great grandchildren including Damien Hubbard. He was preceded in death by both wives; his parents; one step son, Bill Heinzeroth; one step daughter, Donna Funfsinn; two brothers, Roger Hubbard and Donald Hubbard; one sister, Doris Kissick; and one grandson, Bill Heinzeroth, Jr. Visitation will be Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10-11:00 AM at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Funeral services will be Saturday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Reverend Eldon Cook of the Walnut Community Bible Church officiating. Burial will be at Malden Cemetery. A memorial has been established to “Working On Walnut”, P.O. Box 56, Walnut, IL, 61376. Online condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhome.com.
Lois M. Anderson - 867/8/1932 - 10/23/2018
Ohio, IL Ohio- Lois M. Anderson, 86, of Ohio, died on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Heritage Health Care Center in Walnut. She was born on July 8, 1932 the daughter of Chauncey and Vida (Boehle) Robbins. Lois was a graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelor’s Degree having taught Home Economics in Rock Falls and Walnut. She was also employed as the Food Service Director at Walnut Manor and Heritage Square in Dixon. Lois married William F. Anderson, Jr. on December 7, 1963 in Bensenville. He died on January 11, 2018. Surviving are her children, William F. (Gina) Anderson III, of Ottawa, Eric R. (Linda) Anderson, of Churubusco, Ind. and Kate (Doug) Christensen of Newberg, Oregon; one sister, Yvonne Reynolds of Gladstone, Mo.; three brothers, Kenneth Robbins of Sterling, Dean (Alice) Robbins of Galt and Roger (Michelle) Robbins of Dixon; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ohio with Reverend Thomas Shaw, officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Ohio. Visitation will be on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 AM at the church, where Lois was an active member of Sodality and OCCW. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. Online condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhome.com
Irene Marie Chenneour - 962/22/1922 - 10/20/2018
Walnut, Illinois Irene M. Chenneour, 96, of Walnut, IL, died Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the Heritage Health Care, Walnut, IL. Irene was born on February, 22, 1922, in Sterling, IL; the daughter of Roland and Emma (Sibigtroth) Whaley. She married Harry S. Chenneour on August 26, 1945, in Ohio, IL. He preceded her in death on February 9, 2004. In her younger years she worked at Sislers Ice Cream, U.S. Post Office and the Drug Store all in Ohio, IL. She retired in 1994, after working for 27 years as a school bus driver for the Walnut School system. She was a former member of the Ohio United Methodist Church and a current member of the Walnut United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Ohio Easter Star. When her children were young she was also involved with 4H. Survivors are her son, Bruce (Denise) Chenneour of Lodi, CA; her daughter, Vicki (Dave) Olszak of Lindenhurst, IL; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, IL on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M., with a memorial service to follow at 11:00 A.M., with Reverend David Paust officiating. Memorial contributions may be made for the Walnut United Methodist Church and the Walnut Fire and Rescue Squad.
Marjorie M. Vincent - 831/23/1935 - 10/11/2018
Walnut, Illinois Marjorie M. Vincent, age 83, of Walnut, died Thursday, October 11, 2018 at her home. Marjorie was born January 23, 1935 in Dixon the daughter of George and Gladys (Fischer) Scheffler. She married Clarence Vincent on September 5, 1954 in Dixon. Marjorie was employed at Avanti Foods for 13 years and was a member of the Walnut United Methodist Church. She enjoyed shopping and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband, Clarence of Walnut; two daughters, Brenda (Rick) Ingram of Walnut and Lisa (Paul) Fisch of Dixon; two sons, Curtis (Maureen) Vincent and Jeffrey (Christine) Vincent both of Walnut; eleven grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, two brothers and two sisters. A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9 – 11 AM at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Memorial services will be Saturday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Reverend David Poust of the Walnut United Methodist Church officiating. Memorials have been established to Rock River Hospice and Home and Pink Heals Sauk Valley Chapter.
Mary Ellen Eckhoff - 896/8/1929 - 10/3/2018
Princeton, Illinois Mary Ellen Eckhoff, 89 of Princeton, died Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Aperion Nursing Home in Princeton. Mary was born on June 8, 1929 in Tiskilwa, the daughter of Albert and Catherine (Schertz) Eckhoff. She graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing in Peoria in 1950. She worked as Registered Nurse for over 30 years in Hastings, MI and moved to Princeton in 2010. Mary enjoyed spending her winters in Ft. Pierce, FL. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton. Survivors include her brother Allen (Connie) Eckhoff of Metamora; her sister-in-law, Ina Eckhoff of Tremont; nephews, Gary (Susan) Eckhoff of Tremont, Daniel (Beverly) Eckhoff of Tremont, Mark (Patty) Eckhoff of Edelstein, Michael (Bleydy) Eckhoff of Spring, TX and Michael Eckhoff; nieces Marjorie Eckhoff of Bloomington, Michelle (Kevin) Buscher of Peoria and Pamela Eckhoff; and many great and great, great nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her parents; her friend, Wilma Anderson; two brothers, Albert and Charles Eckhoff; one sister, Susan Eckhoff and one niece, Linda Eckhoff Sims. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the church with Reverend Daniel Gifford and Abbott Hugh Anderson Con-Celebrating. Cremation rites will follow after and a private burial will be held at a later date at Mt. Bloom Cemetery in Tiskilwa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Louis Catholic Church in Princeton.
Michael R. Farrell - 676/13/1951 - 9/3/2018
Ohio, Illinois Michael R. Farrell, 67 died Monday September 3, 2018 at his home. He was born on June 13, 1951 in Princeton, IL the son of Delmar Rex and Darlene Cecelia (Fordham) Farrell. He had worked as a truck driver for Ace Distribution Center in Princeton for 20 years when he retired. He was a long time volunteer of the Ohio Fire Department. Michael was an avid NASCAR fan; a member of ABATE; and was a supporter of the Ronald McDonald House in Harlingen, TX for many years. Survivors include two sisters: Delma (Wayne) Daniel of LaSalle, IL and Sandra Illing of San Antonio, TX; two brothers Dr. Dennis (Stephanie) Farrell of Princeton and Randall (Sally) Farrell of Ohio, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his nephew Tyson Farrell; and his brother in law Tom Illing. Private family will take place at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Princeton. A public celebration of his life will take place on Tuesday September 11, 2018 from 4-7 PM at the Underground in Princeton, IL. Arrangements completed by the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. In lieu of flowers memorials to the Ohio Fire Department in his memory.
Bette "Char" Renner - 876/19/1931 - 8/24/2018
Walnut, IL Bette Charlene Renner Bette Charlene "Char" Renner, age 87, of Walnut, died Friday, August 24, 2018 at Rock River Hospice and Home in Sterling. Char was born June 19, 1931 in Walnut the daughter of Clifford and Jennie (Larkin) Hill. She married Leslie Renner on December 21, 1952 in Walnut. Char was a school teacher and homemaker, raising 5 children. She was an active member of Walnut United Methodist Church and was a talented pianist. She loved her family, faith and to travel. Survivors include one daughter, Nancy (Bruce) Clear of Indianapolis, Ind.; four sons, Gregg (Pam) Renner of St. Louis, Mo., Brad (Lisa) Renner of Germantown, N.Y., Russell (Diane) Renner of Morrison, and Rod (Deron Boyles) Renner of St. Thomas, USVI; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and two brothers, Charles Hill and Lawrence Hill. A gathering of family and friends will be Monday, August 27, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut and on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 9:30-10:15 AM at the Walnut United Methodist Church. Memorial services will be Tuesday at 10:30 AM at the church with Reverend David Poust officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. Please mail donations to the Char Renner Memorial Fund, 803 Keith Dr., Morrison, IL, 61270.
Bertha Driessens - 1023/3/1916 - 8/16/2018
Bertha Driessens, age 102 of Tampico, died Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Heritage Woods of Sterling.
Bertha was born on March 3, 1916 in Sheffield, IL, the daughter of Camiel and Madeline (Roels) Van Parys. She married Kamiel Driessens on September 26, 1936 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheffield. He preceded her in death on November 12, 1988. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Tampico, the Altar and Rosary Society, Tampico Wa Tan Ye Club and the Tampico American Legion Auxillary.
Survivors include her sons, Don (Pat) Driessens of Rock Falls and Darrell (Lynnette) Driessens of Las Vegas; six grandchildren, Steve Driessens, Mark Driessens, Kevin Driessens, Reann Holbrook, Michelle Driessens and Michael Driessens; two step grandchildren, Chip Murdock and Scott Konneck; nine great grandchildren, Trevor, Samantha, Nathan, Caleb, Korissa, Jeffery, Kristen, Kelsey and Christian; seven great, great grandchildren; one sister, Janice Miller of The Villages, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Dennis Driessens; step-mother, Maria Van Parys; and one brother, Walter Van Parys.
Visitation will be Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 8:00-10:00 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Tampico, Rosary will be recited at 10:00 A.M. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow Rosary at 10:30 A.M. at the church with the Reverend Richard Russo, Celebrant officiating. Burial will conclude at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Tampico.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Heritage Woods of Sterling and Vitas Hospice.
Jeffrey Lenihan - 621/4/1956 - 8/14/2018
Princeton, Illinois Jeffrey V. Lenihan Jeffrey Vernon Lenihan, age 62, of Princeton, died Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his home. Jeffrey was born January 4, 1956 in Princeton the son of Roger and Grace (Butts) Lenihan. He was employed in computer software sales. Survivors include daughter, Erin Lenihan of Chicago and son, Troy Lenihan of New Orleans, LA. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Michael and sister Pam Jiricka. A Celebration of Life will be Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at the Ye Olde Underground Inn in Princeton. Private graveside services will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Princeton. A memorial has been established at Friends of Strays in Princeton. Online condolences may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhome.com.
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