Howard R. Heid – 77


Howard R. Heid, 77, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday January 7,
2018 at Oregon Living and Rehab in Oregon, IL. Howard was born on April 28, 1940 in Chicago, IL. and was the son of Fred J. Heid and Edna Hansen Heid.
Howard graduated from East High School in Rockford, IL in 1958 where he was an outstanding swimmer. He then swam for the University of Iowa where he was an All American swimmer. In 1963 he graduated with a degree in math and physics from Augustana College.
Howard married the love of his life Kathryn (Dunk) Heid on May 14, 1966 in Mt. Morris. They lived in Beloit, WI for a short time where Howard was employed by Beloit Corp. They then moved to Madison, Wi where Howard was employed by Gisholt Corp. as a design engineer. While in Madison they had 2 children, Kristin and Eric. Howard returned to school at the University of Wisconsin and earned a degree in Business Administration. He worked for LeBlond Machine Tool as a sales engineer in Milwaukee, WI, and later started his own company, Heidco.
In 1988 the family moved Charlotte, NC and continued the business there.
Howard and Kathy moved back to Mt. Morris, IL in 1999. There he pursed prerequesites for nursing and later did substitute teaching in the Oregon School District for several years.
Howard loved having fun, working hard and living life to its fullest. He was always on the go, whether working in business or doing chores around the house. He loved people and animals and will always be remembered for his smile and his good sense of humor.
Howard is survived by his wife, Kathy; son Eric (Susan Martin) Heid, Grand children Lucas and Freja, of Madison, Wi.
His sisters, Carolyn Meyers of San Antionio, TX and Joan Ward of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
Howard is preceded in death by his parents and Daughter, Kristin.
Memorial Services with be held on Saturday January 13, 2018 at Disciples United Methodist Church in Mt. Morris, IL at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev.Julie Bunt Officiating. Visitation will be at 10:00a.m. until the service time. Burial will be at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Mt. Morris. Finch Funeral Home is providing cremation services.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Disciples United Methodist Church, The Mt. Morris Senior Center or the Mt. Morris Fire Dept.

David G. Brink – 58

Mt. Prospect—David G. Brink, 58, a longtime resident of Mt. Prospect but most recently residing in Mt. Morris, IL, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully in his sleep on January 1. He was born May 1, 1959 in Chicago to Dolores and the late Jack Brink. He was the beloved brother of Jack (Patty), Bill, Linda (Mike), and twin sister Cindy(Rick), and uncle of Nicki, Jennifer, Michael, Matthew and Nathaniel.

David was a very loving, kind, humble, and sincere son and brother, who never missed an opportunity to express his love and gratitude for his family. He touched the hearts of every person that he met. David will be sorely missed by his family and friends.

A memorial service to celebrate David’s life will be held this spring (TBD) at St. Simon’s Episcopal Church, 717 W. Kirchhoff Rd., Arlington Hts. Private internment will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Hts. For information, call Finch Funeral Home, Mt. Morris, IL (815) 734-6156.

Delores A. Davis – 87


Mt. Morris, IL, Delores A. Davis, age 87, passed away on January 2, 2018 in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL. Delores was born February 7, 1930, Des Moines, IA the daughter of Alfred John & Lois Ethel (Linton) Shank. She graduated from Mt. Morris High School class of 1948, Highland Community College in Freeport, and she attended Real Estate classes for her License. Delores married James Q. Davis Jr. on November 20, 1948 in Mt. Morris, IL and he preceded her in death in 1994. She was the Secretary to Mr. Watt at Watt Publishing, and she worked for Kable Printing and also for Jerry Griffin Agency selling Real Estate. She was a member of the Mt. Morris Church of The Brethren, Mt. Morris Ladies of the Moose, Oregon Country Club where she enjoyed playing bridge with the ladies. She had a love for music and theater, where she enjoyed singing and performing in the local theater group.
Delores is survived by her sons: Greg (Bobbie) Davis, Mt. Morris, IL and Stanley (Ann) Davis, Geneva, IL; 1 grandson: James Gregory (Julie) Davis, Davis Junction, IL; 2 great grandchildren: Jackson and Emma Davis, Davis Junction, IL.
Delores is preceded in death by her parents, husband: James Q. Davis Jr., and her brother: Richard L. Shank.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday January 13, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mt. Morris Church of The Brethren with Rev. Virginia Haney officiating. Visitation will be held Saturday January 13, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in the church. Burial will be held at a later date in Plainview Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Finch Funeral Home is assisting the family with the services.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Mt. Morris Church of The Brethren.

Joyce Ann Stauffer – 54


Mt. Morris, IL, Joyce Ann (Cain) Stauffer, age 54, passed away suddenly on January 1, 2018. Joyce was born on April 25, 1963 in Oregon, IL the daughter of Raymond & Shirley (Buhs) Cain, and her mother preceded her in death. She grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Mt. Morris. She graduated from Mt. Morris High School class of 1981, Highland Community College in 1984, she attended NIU, and graduated from Kishwaukee Community College from the CNA program. Joyce married Ronald Stauffer in December 1990. Joyce was a world traveler, living in Australia where she worked as a nanny after high school. Joyce worked as a dispatcher for the Mt. Morris Police Station, Alpha Omega until it’s closing, and currently she was with Pinecrest Manor as a CNA.
Joyce is survived by her husband: Ron Stauffer, Polo, IL; daughter: Elizabeth Stauffer, Polo, IL; brothers: Gary (June) Cain, Pecatonica, IL, Tom (Maureen) Cain, Pecatonica, Michael (Linda) Cain, Mt. Morris, IL; sisters: Jean (John) Springer, Polo, IL, Julie (Terry) Crum, Broadhead, WI; 15 nieces and nephews, numerous great nieces and nephews; father: Raymond Cain, Rockford, IL.
Joyce is preceded in death by her mother: Shirley (Cain) Cahoy, grandparents: Bill & Ida Cain, and Andrew & Mary Buhs whom she cared for in their later years.
Memorial service will be held Friday January 5, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL with Rev. David Coke officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until service time in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorials to be determined.

Vicki Lynn Dempewolf-Young – 61


Vicki Lynn “Carr” Dempewolf-Young, 61 of Oregon, IL passed away peacefully on December 27th, 2017,after a long illness, at Serenity Hospice Home in Oregon, IL. Vicki was born on October 9,1956 at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Rockford, IL. She was the second oldest child to Richard D. (Dick) Carr and Patricia A.(Jones) Carr. She was a loving and caring mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend to many. Vicki married Bob Young on December 17,1999, and he preceded her in death. She will be missed dearly by her mother Patricia Carr-Rosenbalm; daughters; Lindsay Dempewolf and Trisha Dempewolf; sisters Linda (Cliff) Greenhow, Lori (Tim) Benesh, brothers Steve (Joanne) Carr, Stan (Mary) Carr and Doug Carr, very special granddaughters Mackenzie, Taylor and ABrianna; Aunt Emmy Spickler and Uncle Leonard Jones; many nieces and nephews, and special friend Jack “Gomez” Boyden. She is preceded in death by her father, Richard; husband Robert “Bob” Young; special grandson Kaleb Reeverts and step-father George Rosenbalm. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, from 11:00-2:00 with a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Brad Johnson officiating at the VFW Post 8739 1310 W. Washington Street, Oregon, IL 61061. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vicki’s name can be made to Serenity Hospice Home, 1658 IL Rt. 2, Oregon, IL 61061.

Donald F. Gallup – 86

Leaf River, IL, Donald F. Gallup, age 86, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Don was born August 17, 1931 in rural Leaf River, IL, the son of Clifford & Vera (Knapp) Gallup. He graduated from Leaf River High School class of 1949 and later enlisted in the Air Force, serving 3 years in Germany. He then returned to the family farm and began his life-long profession with his brother, Keith. In 1956, Don married Alene Borneman, a high school classmate, in Mt. Morris, IL. He was a member of the Mt. Morris Church of The Brethren, and served on the Leaf River School Board and the Egan Cemetery Association.
Don is survived by his wife: Alene Gallup, Mt. Morris, IL; daughter: Debra (Jon) Nekritz, Frankfort, IL; grandchildren: Erin Nekritz and Kyle Nekritz, both of New York, New York; and several nieces and nephews.
Don is preceded in death by his parents; son: Steven, in 1982; sister: Bernice Hagemann; and brother: Keith Gallup.
Memorial services will be held on Friday December 22, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mt. Morris Church of The Brethren, Mt. Morris, IL. Private burial will be held on Friday December 22, 2017. Visitation will be held on December 22, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren and/or Loaves & Fish Food Pantry, both at 409 West Brayton Road, Mt. Morris, IL.

Roxanne M. Coil – 65

Mt. Morris, IL, Roxanne M. Coil, age 65, passed away in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL on December 4, 2017. Roxanne was born on November 23, 1952 in Chana, IL, the daughter of Lynn & Arlene (Carter) Davis. She married Walter Coil on December 13, 1971 in Oregon, IL. Roxanne enjoyed shopping, antiquing, garage sales, reading, watching scary movies, flowers, but most of all she loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Roxanne is survived by her husband: Walter Coil, Mt. Morris, IL; parents: Lynn (Arlene) Davis; 3 children: Angela Newman, Renee (Rich) Stover, Dale Coil, 5 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; 1 brother; 2 sisters.
Roxanne is preceded in death by her son: Jeremy Scott Coil.
Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday December 7, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial to be determined.

Neva Mae Zentz – 66


Dixon, IL Neva Mae Zentz, age 66, received her wings surrounded by her family on Friday November 24, 2017 in Dixon, IL. Neva was born July 25, 1951 in Graves County, KY the daughter of George & Mavella (Allen) Richard. Neva worked at Borg Warner for 25 years and Plews Edelmann for 10 years in Dixon, IL. Neva loved to shop for shoes and purses, and spend many hours with her granddaughters.
Neva is survived by her son: Scott (Tammie Nantz) Zentz, Dixon, IL; 2 granddaughters: Anna and Ashley Zentz, both of Dixon, IL; 2 brothers: Gene (Ruby) Richard, Valrico, FL and Rick (Deb) Richard, Dixon, IL; 2 sisters: Pam (Dan) Whipple, Dixon, IL and Kim (Kevin) Newburgh, Rock Falls, IL; Aunt: Mabel Ray, Murray, KY; and many nieces and nephews.
Neva is preceded in death by her parents; brother: Terry Richard.
Celebration of life will be held on Saturday December 2, 2017 at the Last Stop, 1914 Lowell Park Road, Dixon, IL from 12:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. in the banquet room. Cremation rites have been accorded with Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL.
Memorials and condolences can be sent to 506 South Lincoln Ave, Dixon, IL.

Robert A. Radville – 77


Oregon, Il., Robert A. Radville, age 77, passed away November 21, 2017 in KSB Hospital, Dixon,
Il. Bob was born August 24, 1940, in Chicago, Il., son of Allen and Helen (Juronis) Radville. He
graduated from Gage Park High School, then attended Illinois Institute of Technology and
Christian Life School of the Bible. He served in the U.S. Navy. He married Lynne Payette on
August 24, 1973 in Rockford, Il. He was a self employed truck driver, driving team with his wife
for many years. They put over 2,000,000 miles on their Peterbilt truck, traveling the 48 states and
Canada. Home base to California every week was their main haul. He was CEO of
Shadowboxer Express, partner and co-owner of Shadowboxer Arabians, Flowers by Radville,
Radville’s Garden Center and the Christian Corner Bookstore. Bob was a member of Owner
Operator’s Independent Driver’s Association, John Birch Society, Arabian Horse Association,
Transport for Christ, and a founding member of Global Harvest Church, fka, Grace Bible Church.
Bob loved his family and family activities, camping, fishing, boating, and helping his girls at horse
shows. Getting his love of horses from his wife, he made her dream a reality. A reality that passed
down to their children and grandchildren. He loved reading Louis L’Amour books and the cowboy
way of life. Trucking and building things, another passion, was passed on to his boys. In the last
few years, Bob has taken up cooking, with cherry pies his specialty. His last dinner for us, was
lasagna, made totally from scratch, and it was awesome. He will be greatly missed by his family
and his furry family of horses, cats, dogs, Molly and Polly, who were blessed by his love and care.
Bob is survived by his wife, Lynne Radville, Oregon, Il.; Children: Troy Radville, Oregon, Il., Ty
(Wendy) Radville, Forreston, Il., Traci Martin, Kannapolis, N.C., Dawn (Sadafumi) Uchiyama,
Portland, Or. Grandchildren: Lee (Brittany) Cunningham, Kannapolis, N.C., Amanda (Chris)
Swedlund, Juda, Wi., Annette Radville, Forreston, Il., Genta and Aiko Uchiyama, Portland, Or.
Great-grandchildren: Briliey, Mason and Allycen Swedlund, Juda, Wi., Lane and Kade
Cunningham, Kannapolis, N.C., brother-in-law, Jim Kulik, Elgin, Il., sister-in-law, Dotty Gesswein,
Machesney Park, Il., nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Jan Kulik and Jean Lawler, brother-in-law, Ray
Lawler, and his in-laws, Paul and Faye Payette.
Cremation rites have been accorded with Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris, Il. A
Celebration of Life will be held December 30, 2017 at the Mount Morris Moose Lodge, 101 Moose
Dr., Mt. Morris, Il., from 1 to 4, with Chaplain Jay LaRette leading the service at 2:00 P.M. Luncheon to follow.
Memorials to be established.

Joyce E. Shelton – 82

Joyce Elaine Sweeney Shelton,age 82 passed on November 16,2017. Joyce was born Sept 1,1935 in Pine Creek Township to Wilbur J & Ida Kump Sweeney. Joyce spent the majority of her life in Mt. Morris.
Joyce worked at Kable Printing and Pinecrest for many years.
Joyce enjoyed painting, crocheting and reading in her spare time. She enjoyed sharing her life with her schipperke dogs, Trixie, Shadow, Belle, Scooter, and Muffin .
She is survived by her daughter Tina Rauch Toney (Mike) , Colonial Heights,VA her son Jeff Shelton, Mt. Morris, 4 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Siblings, Patricia Burd, Gene Sweeney, Richard (Margaret) Sweeney, Judith Barnhart and David (Julie) Sweeney. many neices and nephews.

At her request there will be no services.