Vernon A. Fliehler Jr. – 79


Dixon, IL – Vernon August Fliehler, Jr.

January 31, 1939-June 29, 2018

The family of Vernon A. Fliehler, Jr. wishes to express our sincere thanks for the flowers and other expressions of love during our time of bereavement.

Beloved Husband of Diane Marie Fliehler. Loving Father to Deonna Campbell (Daren), Tara Piotrowski (James), Grandfather to Carly Piotrowski and Miley Piotrowski.

Vernon and Diane married on August 8th, 1959. They were married at the Villa Park Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. After 5 years of marriage their first daughter Deonna was born. After 14 years of marriage they welcomed their second daughter, Tara.

Vernon had 6 sisters and got the nickname “Bingo.” Bingo enjoyed working, traveling, visiting with his sisters and visiting with his grandchildren. He loved his family, but especially his two grandchildren, Carly and Miley.

Bingo, loved talking about Jehovah God to everyone he met. He enjoyed sharing bible scriptures and talking about the Paradise. One of his favorite scriptures was; “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4.

Memorial Service: Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 1:00 P.M.

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
634 Countryside Lane
Dixon, IL 61021

“Goodbyes are not forever…Goodbyes are not end…They simply mean we’ll miss until we meet again.”

Dorothy M. Modler – 81


Mt. Morris, IL, Dorothy M. Modler, age 81, passed away in Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, IL. Dorothy was born August 2, 1936 in Rockvale Township near Leaf River, IL the daughter of Everett M. & Edna (Palmer) Davis. She graduated from Leaf River Schools. Dorothy married Robert D. Modler on April 6, 1957 in Polo, IL; loving husband of 49 years. Robert preceded her in death in 2006.
Dorothy was a proud and generous woman who had many joys and interests. Her first priorities were a loyal, loving, forgiving, fun-hearted mother and grandmother. She was member of the Airstream Wally Byam Caravan Club International since 1972; where she served as past director of the Northern Illinois Unit. Member of the Mt. Morris Women of the Moose. Dorothy loved flowers and gardening. Dorothy retired from Kable News Accounts Receivable after 30 years and also Kable Printing for 8 years.
Dorothy and Robert were blessed to travel to many beautiful areas of America.
Dorothy is survived by two sons: Michael Modler, Sterling and Steven Modler, Mt. Morris, IL; 3 grandchildren: Jonathan, Amber, and Robert; 5 great grandchildren: Aubree, Emmit, Aurora, Henry, and Abel; brother: Eugene Davis; and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents and husband: Robert.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday July 17, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, IL at a later date. Visitation will be Tuesday July 17, 2018 from 3:00 P.M. until service time in Finch Funeral Home.
Memorials to Serenity Hospice & Home.

Jamie L. Hayenga – 38


Oregon, IL, Jamie L. Hayenga, age 38, passed away suddenly in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL. Jamie was born in Dixon, IL the daughter of Gerald & Carol (Zacharias) Zellers, SR. She graduated from Polo High School the class of 1998. Jamie married Chad Hayenga in Oregon, IL on March 8, 2007. She was as a direct support professional for Krieder Services in Dixon, IL.
Jamie collected pigs, but most of all she was a homebody and loved spending time with her children and family.
Jamie is survived by husband: Chad Hayenga, Oregon, IL; children: son, Tyler Zellers, and step son, Chase Hayenga, Oregon, IL; father: Gerald Zellers Sr., Mt. Morris, IL; brothers: Joey (Whitney) Kochsmeier, Polo, IL, and Jeff Kochsmeier, Mt. Morris, IL; sisters: Jerilyn (Brian) Kilday, Forreston, IL, Jodie (John) Barncord, Shannon, IL, and Stephanie (Daniel) Withers, Winnebago, IL; serveral nieces and nephews. Raised with additional siblings: Jaime Simmons, Chrytal Hernandez, and Amanda Thomet.
Jamie is preceded in death by her mother: Carol Llewelyn, and brother: Gerald Zellers Jr.
Visitation will be held Friday July 13, 2018 in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Private family burial will be in Silver Creek Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. A time a fellowship will be at 2:30 P.M. on July 13, 2018 in The Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren.
In lieu of flowers memorials to be determined.

Ronald J. Davis – 71


Mt. Morris, IL, Ronald J. Davis, age 71, passed away on Thursday July 5, 2018 in University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, WI. Ron was born on May 10, 1947 in Rockford, IL, the son of Robert J. & Marion E. (Gudmundson) Davis. Ron grew up in Mt. Morris and graduated from Mt. Morris High School class of 1965, “MOUNDERS FOREVER”. After high school, Ron enlisted in the US Army and served in Germany from 1966-1968. He worked for Quebcor (Kable) Printing for 35 years, on his last day of work he took off his watch and never wore it again. Ron married Barbara Stahl, not once, but twice and always argued about what date was the correct anniversary date.
They had two children: Terry and Dawn, both of Mt. Morris. There was nothing more special to Ron than his 3 grandchildren: Jayden, Shaylee, and Alexys.
Ron enjoyed collecting things, antiques, the outdoors and can’t forget the casino. He belonged to the Mt. Morris Moose; he enjoyed mowing the Moose lawn since he had a riding lawn mower to kick back with and less dog poop then the lawn at home. Ron was a Vikings and Dodgers fan and enjoyed watching the games on Sundays with his family.
Ron is survived by his wife: Barbara; son: Terry; daughter: Dawn; grandchildren: Jayden, Alexys, and Shaylee; nieces: Heidi and Julie; and nephew: Jeff.
Ron is preceded in death by his parents; brother: Terry, and nephew: Rob.
Memorial service will be held Wednesday July 18, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. in The Mt. Morris Moose Lodge with Rev. Josh Ehrler officiating. Private family burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. A celebration gathering of fellowship will be from 4:00 P.M. until whenever.
In lieu of flowers memorials to the Mt. Morris Moose for building renovations; Gift of Hope; and Trinity Lutheran Church.
Ron was the best husband, father, and grandfather a person could ask for.

Geri F. LeVar – 87


Geraldine Francis Lamm LeVar, “Geri”, age 87, life long resident of Mount Morris, IL, died Friday, 06 July 2018 in that town she loved best.
She was born September 16, 1930 in Oregon, IL to Gerald and Edna (Jones) Lamm. She was fortunate to have 5 siblings: brothers Donald (Linda) Lamm, Dennis Lamm, David Lamm; sisters Sharon (David) Cinotto and Susan (Michael) Klaas. She attended school in Mount Morris, Il, graduating from Mount Morris High school in 1948 and then from St. Anthony’s School of Nursing, Rockford, IL in 1951.
She married Kenneth John LeVar on April 14, 1951. Together, they had 5 children: Cathy (Rick Roberts) LeVar, Cindy (Pat) Farrell, Mary LeVar, K.C. LeVar and Christopher LeVar. Many happy years were spent in their little home on Barbara Street. They were blessed with 4 grandchildren: Gregory Yocum, Joseph (Missy Cribbs) Yocum, Ashley LeVar, Taylor LeVar.
Geri was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Oregon, IL where she married her love, Ken, and baptized all of her children.
Her chosen calling was Nursing. She was employed by Mount Morris Family Clinic for 10 years and by Pinecrest Manor for 22 years, retiring in 1992. She is remembered as a loving and caring nurse, as well as teacher, to many in the Mount Morris area. After retirement, she was a volunteer and board member for the Ogle County Hospice. She worked many years to raise funds for the construction of Serenity House, Oregon, IL. She also volunteered at Pinecrest Manor and Angel Treasures. She was passionate about long term care and end of life care.
Geri had many, many friends. She loved having picnics on the Fourth of July, Family holiday dinners, and parties on the patio. She never met a Manhattan she didn’t like!
She is survived by her daughters, Cindy and Mary; brother and sisters, Don, Sharon, Sue and their spouses Linda, Dave and Mike; Brother-in-law John (Nancy) LeVar; Grandchildren, Greg, Joe, Ashley and Taylor; many nieces and nephews, cousins and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by Ken, her husband of 45 years; her parents, Gerald and Edna; In Laws, Dorothy and John LeVar; Brothers, David and Dennis; Children, Cathy, Christopher and K.C.; and long-time friend, Sam Thomas.
Services will be held on Friday July 13, 2018 at 11:oo A.M. in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, IL. A private, family burial be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Oregon, IL. A reception will follow mass in the church basement. Finch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to the Serenity House/Ogle County Hospice,Oregon, IL; or Pinecrest Community, 414 Wesley Ave., Mount Morris, IL 61054.
The family wishes to thank Pinecrest Nurses and staff, Ogle County Hospice, Rob Rydzinski, DO, and Pat Nordman, NP.
*Daughter, Wife, Mother, Sister, Friend, Nurse*

Michael H. McNett – 80


Oregon, IL. Michael H. McNett, age 80, died on Thursday July 5, 2018 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL. He was born July 20, 1937, in Freeport, IL, the son of Harlan and Amy McNett. Married Judy Miller, 1961, in Burlington, WI. He graduated from Mt. Morris High School Class of 1955, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, 1963 (Education) and obtained a masters in Guidance and Counseling from NIU. Mike was a teacher, coach, and counselor in the Oregon Schools, retiring in 1992.
Mike served on the Rockvale Township and Ogle County Boards. Member of Disciples United Methodist Church. Honorary Lifetime member Performing Arts Guild, Mt. Morris, IL.
Served in the Army in Korea from 1958-1960.
Survivors include wife, Judy; brother, Jack (Kay) McNett, Winsor, CO; daughters Molly (Dan Libman) McNett, Oregon, IL; and Katie (Mike) Shea, Springfield, IL; grandchildren Amy, Joel, Patrick, Maggie, Sam, and Christopher Shea; Ben and Madeleine Libman.
Memorial service will be held Tuesday July 10, 2018 in The Disciples United Methodist Church at 11:00 with Pastor Mike Shea officiating. Visitation will be held Tuesday July 10, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in the church. Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL is assisting family with cremation rites.
A memorial is being established for Bald Hill Preserve. Checks to Mike McNett Memorial Fund (Stillman Valley Bank, PO Box 9, Oregon, IL 61061.)

Bradley D. Pfoutz – 67


Mt. Morris, IL, Bradley D. Pfoutz, age 67, passed away on Thursday July 5, 2018 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL with his wife by his side. Brad was born February 7, 1951 in Rochelle, IL the son of Dean E. & Mary Jane (Majors) Pfoutz. Brad graduated from Ashton High School class of 1969. He joined the United States Army in 1969 and was discharged from the service in 1976. Brad married Helen Pazera on December 14, 1973 in Oregon, IL. He worked as a line splicer for the local phone company, but he retired from Frontier in MN. Brad was and avid fisherman where he enjoyed his annual fishing trips to MN with his fishing buddies, and he was a beer drinker. His love was his grandchildren, where he would drop anything thing for them.
Brad is survived by his wife: Helen Pfoutz, Mt. Morris, IL; children: Candy (Kenny Jacobson) Walstad, Byron, IL; Randy (Michelle Cupp) Martin, Byron, IL; Stephanie (Matt) Freeze, Mt. Morris, IL; grandchildren: Jessica Walstad, Lake Wisconsin, WI; Shane Martin, Jacksonville, FL; Lindsey (David) Lantz, Oregon, IL; Colton & Emmalyn Freeze; 4 great grandchildren; brother: Rodney (Pat) Pfoutz, Cherry Valley, IL; Sister: Kathy (Eric) Peterson, Dixon, IL; and special niece: Kathryn Pazera, Oregon, IL.
He is preceded in death by his parents:
Memorial services will be held on Saturday July 7, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL with Rev. Randy Snider officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday July 7, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in Finch Funeral Home.
Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials please to Serenity Hospice and Home.

James Daniel Gilman – 78


Rockford, IL, James Daniel Gilman, age 78, passed away at his home. James was born July 17, 1939 in Dixon, IL the son of Clifford and Lillie (Waggoner) Gilman. James married Lavon Mortenson on August 30, 1964 in Rock Falls, IL. He was employed at Barber-Colman Factory in Rockford, IL; retiring in 1999. James served in the US Air Force from 1961-1965. James has lived in the Rockford area since 1964. His hobby included painting and restoring old cars.
James is survived by his wife: Lavon Gilman, Rockford, IL; Daughter: Laurie Gilman, Beloit, WI; 3 sisters: Clara (Jean) Berg, Clinton, IA; Beverly (Warren) Stultz, Mt. Morris, IL; Edna Boyer, Battle Creek, MI. Predeceased by his parents and brother John P. Gilman.
Graveside services will be held on Friday July 6, 2018 at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon, IL at 11:00 A.M. Visitation will be Friday, July 6, 2018 at 10:30 A.M. until service time at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon, IL. Officiating is Randy Parker. Memorials to be established at a later date.

Karen Marie Dorcey – 53


Mt. Morris, IL, Karen Marie Dorcey, age 53, Passed peacefully in her home on Sunday June 10, 2018, with her three children at her side [after a battle with breast cancer]. Karen was Born August 12th 1964 in San Francisco, CA the daughter of George and Shirley (Wakeland)Dorcey.
Raised in San Francisco, Karen enlisted in the Marine Corps at 17 where she worked on A-4 aircraft. After proudly serving 6 years in the Marine Corps, Karen moved to Illinois and raised two daughters and a son. She loved her children dearly and helped put her daughters through college and raised her son until he joined the Marine Corps.
Karen was a licensed Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic and worked at Midwest Aero Support for 23 years. She prided herself on being a great mechanic in a male dominated industry. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and playing bingo at the Moose Club. She loved Star Trek, Stephen King novels, and everything sci-fi.
Beloved mother to Amanda (Nate) Troye, Rachel (Corey) Skoumal, and Frank Lung; Loving sister of Julia (Luis) Hernandez and twin sister of Louise (Ben) Santana.
Karen is preceded in death by her parents and brother: Richard Dorcey.
A celebration of life will be on Friday June 15, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. until The last one leaves, in the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge, Mt. Morris, IL.
Memorial to be established.
Karen will be remembered as a strong and brilliant person with an incredibly kind and generous heart.

Jackie (Jack) R. Riegel – 82


Mt. Morris, IL, Jackie (Jack) R. Riegel, age 82, passed away in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL with his family by his side. Jackie was born on June 18, 1935 in Braymer, MO the son of George & Hazel (Stuckey) Riegel. Jackie graduated from Braymer High school, Louisiana Missionary Baptist Seminary and Oklahoma Missionary Baptist Seminary. Jackie married Phillis Klamm on June 22, 1956 in Bonner Springs, KS. Jackie was a Baptist Minister and pastored for churches in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and Illinois and was with the Missionary Baptist (ABA) Evangelical Free Church of Mt. Morris, IL.
Jackie is survived by his 2 children: Gerda (Dave) Clark, Mt. Morris, IL and Andrew Riegel, Mt. Morris, IL; 5 grandchildren: Ryan Riegel, Joshua Riegel, and Melissa (Brian) Morton all of Texas, Jeremy (Kylee) Pennington, and Zachery (Heather) Pennington both of Mt. Morris, IL; and 9 great grandchildren: Bryce, Gavin, Christian, Jenna, Seven, Corbin, Madison, Lincoln, and Landry; special friend: Betty Roberts.
Jackie is preceded in death by his parents, wife: Phillis; son: George (Joe) A. Riegel, 3 brothers, and 1 sister.
Memorial service will be held on Friday June 8, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mt. Morris Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Bruce McKanna officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be held on Friday June 8, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in the Mt. Morris Evangelical Free Church.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Pinecrest Manor nursing Home, Serenity Hospice and Home, and/or Evangelical Free Church.