Paul E. Shriber – 65

Polo, IL, Paul E. Shriber, age 65, died Saturday April 30, 2016 in his home in Polo, IL with his family at his side. Paul was born October 2, 1950 in Aurora, IL the son of Paul & Margaret (Leigh) Shriber. Paul graduated from West Aurora High School class of 1968 and then he graduated from University of Illinois, where he was a member of the Marching Illini graduating in December of 1972. He was first chair clarinet of the Mt. Morris Kable Band for 25 years; he participated in the pit band for many community theatre productions. He had a strong love and knowledge of musicals and volunteered at Timber Lake Playhouse. Paul had a great sense of humor, and known for telling jokes.
Paul is survived by his Wife: Debra Shriber, Polo, IL; Daughter: Heather Beaman, Aurora, IL; 2 Grandchildren: Lexi and Grant Beaman, Aurora, IL.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents and 2 Sisters: Pat and Pam.
Per Paul’s wishes there will be no services and cremation rites were accorded through Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Serenity Hospice and Home.

Harold “Andy” Martin – 82

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Leaf River, IL, Harold “Andy” Martin, age 82, died Sunday May 1, 2016 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL with his family by his side.
Andy was born May 25, 1933 in Pine Creek Township, IL the son of Clara Anderson. Andy served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953. Andy owned and operated Martin’s feed grinding service, owned East Side Service Center in Leaf River, IL, and he worked for Winnebago School District 323 as Director of Transportation when he retired at the age of 65. Andy was the Leaf River Fire Chief for several years. Upon his retirement he enjoyed camping, motorcycling, boating, fishing, and most of all his time with his family. Andy was a member of the Leaf River American Legion, Leaf River Lions Club, and he worked for Ogle County Sheriff’s Department as a part time Deputy along with serving as a police officer for Leaf River; and he served on the Leaf River Town Board.
Andy is survived by his wife Darlene Martin, Leaf River, IL; Daughter: Vickie (Jim) Myers, Mt. Morris, IL; 2 Sons: Andy Martin, Sycamore, IL and Randy Martin Forreston, IL. 6 Grandchildren: Kyle Wolfley, Byron, IL, Jenna (Aaron) Dietrich, Grand Detour, IL, Luke Myers, Chadwick, IL, Nick Myers, Mt. Morris, IL; Andy and Brooke Martin, Sycamore, IL. 2 Great-Grandchildren: Bryan and Sierra Wolfley, Byron, IL.
Andy is preceded in death by his Parents, Daughter: Bev Remrey.
Funeral services will be held Thursday May 5, 2016 at 10:30 A.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL 61054. Burial will be in Lightsville Cemetery, Lightsville, IL. Visitation will be held Wednesday May 4, 2016 in Finch Funeral Home from 4:30 P.M. until 7:00P.M.
Memorials to Serenity Hospice & Home.

Roman Porembski – 95

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Roman Porembski, a resident of Mt. Morris, IL for 65 years, passed away peacefully at Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris on Thursday, April 28, 2016. He was 95.

Roman was born in Chicago, IL to John and Mary Porembski. He graduated from Wells High School in Chicago in 1940 after spending several years living and attending school in Poland.

In 1944 he married Elaine who would be his loving wife for 63 years. Roman was a printer by trade in Chicago, and continued to work in the printing industry for 30 years at Kable Printing Company in Mt. Morris.

He enjoyed fishing and spending time at their cabin in northern Wisconsin. He also enjoyed golfing, traveling the United States, and spending time with family and friends. He was especially happy to have lived for more than 65 years in the house that he and Elaine built together.

He was a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs, Bulls, and Bears. He was a parishioner of St. Mary Church and a third degree member of 1092 Knights of Columbus in Oregon, IL.

Roman was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and one sister “June”. He was survived by his brother Ed (Trudy) Hollywood, FL, one son Tom (Jean) Huntley, IL, daughters Nancy (Chuck) McGee, Sayner, WI, Sue (Al) Alden, Duluth, GA, Teri (Dan) Bauer, Murfreesboro, TN, 9 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

A Christian Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, IL, with Rev. Joseph Naill officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Oregon, IL, with a luncheon to follow at the church. Visitation will precede the mass at 9:00 am at the church. Memorials may be directed to Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, IL or St Mary Catholic Church. Finch Funeral Home is assisting the family with services.

Sadie Doreen Doyle – 85

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Mt. Morris, IL, Sadie Doreen (Fleer) Doyle, age 85 died Friday April 22, 2016 in her home. Sadie was born May 6, 1930 in Mt. Morris, IL the daughter of George and Mae (Barbee) Fleer. She and Ray Doyle were married on October 15, 1949 in Mt. Morris, IL.
Sadie is survived by her 4 sons: Brent Doyle, Palm Bay, FL; Clifford (Debbie) Doyle, Henderson, NV; Thomas Doyle, Mt. Morris, IL; and Brad Doyle, Mt. Morris, IL; 6 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
At Sadie’s request, cremation rites have been accorded with Finch Funeral Home, Mt. Morris, IL. A private family memorial graveside service will be held in Silver Creek Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL.
Memorials to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and/or Mt. Morris Senior Center.

Richard G. Wood – 80

Leaf River, IL, Richard G. Wood, age 80, died Tuesday April 26, 2016 in Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, IL. Richard was born March 28, 1936 in Ogle County, IL the son of Guy & Nellie (Fairlamb) Wood. Richard graduated from Leaf River High School class of 1954 where he was Valedictorian of his class; he then attended Northern Illinois University receiving a teaching degree. Richard taught school at Richmond-Burton High School for 37 years, retiring in 1997. Richard belonged to the McHenry County RTA, Illinois Retired Teachers Association, and the Ogle-Lee Retired teachers where he served as membership chairman. Richard was a trustee and finance secretary for the Bertolet Memorial Library, member of Leaf River Historical Society, he was a Star Scout in Blackhawk Area Council, he became a private pilot in the 1980’s, and he also loved his Ham Radios. Richard loved to Teach, garden, and his Thursday night suppers with the guys.
Richard is survived by his adopted family: Bob & Cindy Wilcox, Leaf River, IL; Karshon (Adam) Schelling and Daughters; and Heather (Jeff) Wagner; and special friends: Art Studabaker, Joey Lovgren, and Jim Campbell.
Richard is preceded in death by his Parents.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday April 30, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL. Burial will be in Lightsville Cemetery, Lightsville, IL. Visitation will be held Saturday April 30, 2016 from 9:30 A.M. until service time in Finch Funeral Home.
Memorials Bertolet Memorial Library and/or Leaf River Historical Society.

Charles C. Beard – 93

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Mt. Morris, IL, Charles C. Beard, 93, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris following a brief illness.
He was born on July 7, 1922 in Fairbank, Iowa the son of Ira E. and Cassie (Cloyd) Beard. He attended Maple Grove Country School and graduated from Mt. Morris High School, class of 1940. He married Marjorie F. Horst in Mt. Morris, IL on August 23, 1947; and she preceded him in death on June 4, 2007. He was a life-long farmer in Mt. Morris.
Charles was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Ogle County Farm Bureau and served on the Board of Directors for Palmyra, Lincoln, Nashua (PLN) Insurance Company. He was a 59 year member of Mystic Tie Masonic Lodge No. 167 A.M. & F.M. (Polo) and a 59 year member of the Mt. Morris Lions Club. He served as the 1985 Lions District 1-D Governor on the Board of Trustees of the Lions of Illinois Foundation. He was a fifty year member of Tebala Shrine Temple; in 2015 he was given the distinction of becoming a Tebala Shrine Ambassador. He was a member of the Rockford York Rite Bodies, Crusader, Commandery No. 17 Knights Templar (Rockford), and a life member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite N.M.J. of the Valley Freeport. He was a 56 year (life) member of the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge #1551, a 50+ year member of the Mt. Morris Goodfellows, and a former Reserve Deputy of the Ogle County Sheriff’s Department.
Survivors include his daughter, Connie (Richard) Mongan, and son, Charles E. (Debra) Beard, all of Mt. Morris; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sister, Margaret L. (Beard) Wilkinson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 27 at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 E. Brayton Road, Mt. Morris with Pastor Josh Ehrler officiating. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at the Mt. Morris Moose Family Center. Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 26 from 4 – 8 P.M. at Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt St., Mt. Morris with Masonic Rites accorded. Memorials to the Shriners Children’s Hospital.

Dolores Patterson – 70

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Dolores Patterson, age 70 died after losing her battle with cancer Monday April 18,2016. Dolores was born January 22, 1946 in Joliet, Illinois. The daughter of Lawrence and Louise (Santoski) Van Allan. She was one of seven children: Marty, Larry, Louise, Carol, Mary Agnes, Joan, and Charlotte.
Dolores is survived by five children: Teddy Petronikonomopoulos; Galena, IL, Larry Petronikonomopoulos; East Dubuque, IL, Ray Patterson; Ashton, IL, Jeff (Patsy) Patterson; Oregon, IL, Julia Patterson; Oregon, IL. Grandchildren: Jayden Duncan, Talen, Allie, Libby, Brody, Wyatt, and Erin Patterson.
A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016; 2pm – 4pm at the East Oregon Chapel 107 N. Daysville road, Oregon, IL 61061.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to family.

Dale Harriett – 60

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Oregon, IL, Dale Harriett, age 60, a life long Oregon resident died after losing his battle with cancer Wednesday April 13, 2016 in his home with his family by his side. Dale was born March 11, 1956 in Oregon, IL the son of Darrell & Lillian (Hutcherson) Harriett. Dale was a devoted employee for E.D. Etnyre Company, Oregon, IL.
Dale is survived by his wife: Vickie (Onken) Harriett; sons: Tyrel Harriett and Shaun (Adrianne) Harriett; grandchildren: Joseph, Andon, Lilly, Trinity, Tristan, Thalia, and Tessalynn; grandchildren of heart: George and Momo; brothers: Guy Harriett, Forreston, IL and Doug (Donna) Harriett, Oregon, IL; brothers of heart: Dan Stahl, Haldane, IL and Ronnie King, Byron, IL; daughters of heart: Amanda Taylor, Oregon, IL and Emily Rinaldo, Leaf River; sons of heart: Joshua Huseman, California, Craig Deets, Oregon, IL, and Mike Biley, Leaf River, IL; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Dale will be reunited with his parents, brother, and grandparents.
In honor of Dale’s life, the family will be holding a celebration of life on Saturday April 30, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. in Castle Rock State Park in the Old Orchard Area.
Cremation rites have been accorded with Finch Funeral Home, Mt. Morris, IL.

Mary A. Greenawalt – 93

Mt. Morris, IL, Mary Ann Greenawalt, age 93, died Saturday April 2, 2016 in Mt. Morris, IL. Mary was born May 13, 1922 in Elgin, IL, the daughter of Fred P. & Cora (Bates) Greenawalt. Mary received her BA from Manchester University and then received her Master’s Degree from University of Denver. She was a Teacher and a Librarian in Public Schools and she also was head of children services at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, IL retiring in 1987. Mary was a member of the Highland Avenue Church of The Brethren, Elgin, IL, Mt. Morris Church of The Brethren, American Library Association, Mt. Morris Library Foundation, World Wildlife Federation, National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Institute, and the Sierra Club.
Mary is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Mary is preceded in death by her Parents; Brother: Cedric Greenawalt; Sisters: Dorothy Helen Rossiter and Ruth A Hickey.
Cremation rites have been accorded with Finch Funeral Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Burial of cremains will be Saturday April 9, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin, IL.
Memorials to Good Sam Fund, Pinecrest Manor.

Julia Aiken – 90

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Julia Aiken, 90, of Mt. Morris, passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor. Julia was born November 12, 1925 in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of John and Mary Bula. She was preceded in death by her three brothers, Michael, Tony, and John and her sister Annie. She married Evart Aiken April 7, 1945; he preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2002. She is survived by her three daughters, Linda (Ron) McNett of Mt. Morris, Karen (Rob) Urish of Mt. Morris, and Kathleen (John) Schupner of Flemington, New Jersey; her 10 grandchildren Chad (Staci) McNett, Erin (Ben) Gura, Janelle (Gregg) Meyers, Jon (Amanda) Urish, Jody (Aric) Frantz, Jennifer (Matt) Klosterman, Jillian (Taylor) Mills, Jill Cline, Sarah Schupner, and Kimberly Schupner; and 21 great grandchildren.
Julia was raised in Brooklyn but spent most of her married life in Michigan. She worked alongside her husband Evart, as his bookkeeper for their business, Aiken & Ross Climate Control. After retiring, they traveled extensively throughout the United States and summered at their lake home in Northern Michigan. They moved to North Carolina in 1996 to be closer to family and remained there until 2006 when Julia moved to Mt. Morris.
Julia loved to socialize, whether playing cards, enjoying going to the performing arts with her family, or playing Nintendo Wii with her great grandchildren. She enjoyed quilting with the women of her church, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran of Mt. Morris. She also had a flair for decorating, she loved to read, and she was a fan of classic movies.
A memorial service will be held April 2, 2016 at 11:00 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church on Brayton Road in Mt. Morris. A visitation will begin at 10:00 am with a luncheon to follow the service.
Memorials may be made to Pinecrest Manor.