Mt. Morris, IL, Frances Kay “ Bohnert” Duro, age 76, passed away on Thursday September 14, 2017 with her family at her side. Kay was born December 10, 1940 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Franz & Henny (Boysen) Bohnert. Kay graduated from Arlington High School, Arlington Heights, IL. She was an avid sportsman, but loved bowling, softball and writing poetry. Kay enjoyed watching the Bears, Cubs, Bulls and White Sox in the last couple of years. Kay was a dedicated mother, grandmother, always was there for her family, and never forgot milestones in her family’s lives.
Kay is survived by her children: Michael (Sally) Amtmann, Flemington, NJ; John Amtmann, Butte, MT; Lainie Duro, Austin, TX; grandchildren: Miles Eichholtz, Lukas Puckhaber, Aidan, Hannah, and Devin Amtmann, Monk and Cole Duro-Landry; Son-in-law: Jim Duke, Byron, IL.
Kay is preceded in death by her parents, daughter: Kina Duke; sister: Isa Rothery.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday September 19, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL, with Rev. Michael Hoffman officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials to be determined.
Mt. Morris, IL, Lola J. Duncan, age 99, passed away on Monday September 11, 2017 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Lola was born November 3, 1917 in Leaf River, IL the daughter of Galen & Carrie (Fisher) Blake. She graduated from Mt. Morris High School class of 1932. Lola married Robert L. Duncan in February 1937 in Mt. Morris, IL. She was a member of Disciples United Methodist Church, Mt. Morris, IL. A highlight for Lola the last 50 years was the Sunday Family dinners. She was a fabulous cook, seamstress, quilter, loved to crochet, her time with friends playing cards, and spending time with her family. Her treasured time was with her immediate and extended family members. Lola was known for her homemade caramels and English toffee during Christmas time throughout many generations.
Lola is survived by son: Steven Duncan, Mt. Morris, IL; daughters: Barbara Satterfield, DeKalb, IL, Marion (John) Thompson, Mt. Morris, IL, and Linda ( Gary) Nesemeier, Byron, IL; 10 grandchildren: Vicki (Garry) Greenlee, Robin (Ted) Lawrence, Jill (Jim) Baenziger, Carrie Satterfield, Mike (Gwen) Satterfield, Kim Duncan, Tammy Knott, Jack (Suzanne) Thompson, Fred Nesemeier, Kathy (Thom) Foster; 19 great grandchildren; 18 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lola is preceded in death by her parents; husband: Robert L. Duncan in 1994; granddaughter: Heidi-Brooke Ann Tintori; brother: Arnold “Beanie” (Doris) Blake and Harold “Pete” Blake; sister: Ruby Ridenour Hagemann.
Funeral service will be held Saturday September 16, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in Disciples United Methodist Church, Mt. Morris, IL with Rev. Julie Bunt officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be held on Saturday September 16, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in the Disciples United Methodist Church, Mt. Morris, IL.
Memorials to Pinecrest Manor Foundation.
Oregon, IL, Donald A. Falzone, age 79, died Sunday September 10, 2017 in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL. Don was born June 16, 1938 in Rockford, IL the son of Joseph & Anna (Hall) Falzone. Don served in the United States Army from 1962 to 1965 serving in Korea. Don married Nancy Snodgrass on July 20, 1985 in Mt. Morris, IL. He worked for Barbara Coleman and Vensys Technologies. Don was involved with many things; his favorite pass time was racing homing pigeons.
Don is survived by his wife: Nancy Falzone, Oregon, IL; sons: Brian (Julie) Falzone and John Falzone both of Rockford, IL; Step-sons: Bob (Esther) Mongan, Oregon, IL and Joe ( Debbie) Mongan, Rockford, IL; grandchildren, great grandchildren; brother: John (Kathy) Falzone, Cherry Valley, IL and Jeff Warren, Rockford, IL; sister: Mary Ellen (Robert) Crowell, Rockford, IL; many nieces and nephews
Don is preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers: Joe and Sonny.
Memorial service will be held Friday September 15, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. A luncheon will follow the memorial service in The Disciples United Methodist Church, Mt. Morris, IL.
Memorials to American Pigeon Museum& Library.
Rockford, IL, Darlene Nelson, age 78, Nee: Holverson, passed away at Swedish American Hospital on September 3, 2017 after a brief illness. Darlene grew up in Mt. Morris, IL and was a proud and beloved graduate of the Mt. Morris High School Class of 1957. Classmates describe Darlene as uplifting, loyal, and elegant. She had a love of music that she expressed over a lifetime through multiple bands, piano accompaniment, teaching piano, church choirs, bell choirs, and ushering at the Mendelssohn Center. Part of her adult life was spent in Lake County, IL and she eventually returned to the Rockford area. Darlene’s family will miss her and is thankful for the friends and family who helped her during some difficult times.
Darlene is survived by her children: Jon Appelgren, Rockford, IL; Kathy (Troy) Blair, Gurnee, IL; grandchildren: Cassidy (Daniel) Gerber, Jersey City, NJ; and Kevin Blair, Chicago, IL.
Darlene is preceded in death by her parents: Harold “Slim” & Bertha Holverson; and son: Michael Appelgren.
Memorial service will be held Friday September 8, 2017 at 12:00 P.M. in The Disciples United Methodist Church. She will be buried in Franklin Grove Cemetery, Franklin Grove, IL. Visitation will be held Friday September 8, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. until service time in the church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Darlene’s name to a charity of your choosing.
Oregon, IL, Lillian Alice Black, age 95, died Thursday August 17, 2017 in the Oregon Rehabilitation and Living Center, Oregon, IL. Lillian was born on November 21, 1921 in Luverne, MN the daughter of Peter & Alice (Leech) Merritt. She worked for Maxon Manor and for Caron Spinning Company, retiring from Caron in 1983.
Lillian is survived by her children: Karl (Linda) Black, Judy Burger, both of Mt. Morris, IL; Carolyn Jacobs, Gary (Pam) Black, both from Oregon, IL; 9 grandchildren: Derek Black, Tammie Black, Mike (Barb) Jacobs, Terry (Melony) Jacobs, Robert (David) Black, David (Deb) Black, Stacie (Heather) Black, Brian (Quinn) Black, and David (Pam) Leonardy; 11 great grandchildren: Lilly, Lucy, Hannah, Chloe, Madyson, and Kennedy Black, Michael (Sarah) and Matthew Jacobs, Milina, Danielle, and Emilia Leonardy; special nephew: Jerry Cerasani, numerous nieces and nephews, and 2 sister in laws: Lucille Black and Helen Merritt.
Lillian is preceded in death by her parents, brothers: James Merritt, Leroy and his wife Caroline Merritt, sister: Elizabeth Cerasani Adams, granddaughter: Kristi Burger, and Nephew: Larry Cerasani.
Private Graveside services will be held in Grand Detour Cemetery, Grand Detour, IL.
The family will be having a fellowship remembering Lillian at the Oregon Methodist Church immediately following the graveside services.
Wendell F. Voss, 88, passed away Monday, August 14, 2017 at Serenity Home and Hospice surrounded by loved ones. Wendell, or Mr. Wonderful as he was better known, was born to Frederick and Lillian (Leppert) Voss on August 21,1928 in Aurora, Illinois. Wendell married the love of his life Bonita Finck on August 13, 1948, and they were blessed with 65 years of wedded bliss before she preceded him in death in 2014. In 1974 the Voss family moved from Plainfield to Mt. Morris where Wendell worked as a mechanic and farmed just west of town. The family attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Morris.
Wendell is survived by his 4 children: Randy (Ruth) Voss, Captain Cook, Hawaii; Sandra (Nate) Schug, Yuma, Arizona; Cindy McRobie, Cohutta, Georgia, and Scott Voss, Oregon, Illinois; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 2 siblings; Smokey the Cat; and many special friends. His parents, a sister, and the one true love of his life preceded him in death. The nickname Mr. Wonderful fit this kind, caring, and hardworking man perfectly, and he will be truly missed by all who knew him. A memorial service will be held on October 21, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris, IL.
Oregon, IL, Jerry Yount, age 79, went to be with the Lord on Friday August 11, 2017 in The Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, IL. Jerry was born June 3, 1938 in Pine Creek Township, IL the son of Paul & Ethel (Rieken) Yount. Jerry attended Pine Creek Country one-room schools and graduated from Mt. Morris High School class of 1956. He signed up for the Army Reserves during his senior year of high school, and served for six years. Jerry married Beverly A. Sheely from Pine Creek Township in Mt. Morris on June 3, 1959.
Jerry farmed and milked cows from 1957 until 1974 when he started Jerry’s Country Cabinet Shop; where he did remodeling of kitchen and bathrooms, and building of custom cabinets retiring in December of 2011. Jerry attended Pine Creek Independent Church since 1972. He enjoyed taking pictures and making spiritual plaques.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 58 years: Beverly Yount, Oregon, IL; 4 children: Jody Yount, Oregon, IL; Jude (Annette) Yount, Mt. Morris, IL; Jeff (Jackie) Yount, Mt. Morris, IL; and Jill (Allen) Millhouse, Mt. Morris, IL; 8 grandchildren: Rebecca (Rick) Heuerman; Jacob Millhouse; Emily (Shane Harvey) Yount; Austin Yount; Jeffrey Yount; Jordan Yount; 2 step grandchildren: Whitney (Mike Kahly) Near; Tiffany Otten; 2 great grandchildren: Lexi and Lia Heuerman; 4 step great grandchildren: Noah Near; Aaliyah Kahly; Jayden Otten; and Elizabeth Pearce; and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; sister: Nancy Schmidt; and great niece: Melanie Wagner.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. in the Pine Creek Independent Church. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Dixon, IL Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 15, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials to be determined.
Leaf River, IL, Dana C. Heidenreich, age 76, passed away August 2, 2017 in OSF St. Anthony Hospital, Rockford, IL; in the loving arms of her family following complications from pneumonia. Dana was born March 22, 1941 in Rockford, IL the daughter of Ralph & Betty (Peterson) Satterfield. She graduated from Leaf River High School class of 1959. Dana married Larry Heidenreich on September 9, 1963 in Leaf River, IL. She was his beloved wife for almost 54 years. Dana was the best mother that ever existed, her children adored their mother.
Dana worked for the Winnebago County States Attorney Office for 30 years; retiring early so she could help take care of her parents. She had many friends and was proud to be a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oregon, IL. Dana loved traveling; she and Larry took the kids on many trips when they were younger. Dana and Larry had their special trips such as their Alaskan cruise, Bahamas cruise, trips to Aruba, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and many times to the beach in the Carolinas and Florida. She also visited Paris with her sister and niece. Dana loved going to the Bertolet Memorial Library in Leaf River, where she also spent time talking with the girls.
Dana is survived by her loving husband: Larry Heidenreich, Leaf River, IL; sons: Kevin (Special Friend- Jennifer Heinze) Heidenreich, and Nick Heidenreich, Leaf River, IL; proud grandmother of Andrew Heidenreich, Jared Diddens, Allissa Diddens, Celena Josephitis, and Anthony Josephitis; brothers: Steve (Jo) Satterfield, Rapidan, VA, John (Ann) Satterfield, Windsor Locks, CT; sister: Tonda (Steve) Wiker, Greensboro, GA; brothers in law: Ronny (Eleanor) Heidenreich, Cherry Valley, IL, Bob (Karen) Borneman, Leaf River, IL, Bill (Patti) Borneman, Helena, MT.
Dana is preceded in death by her parents; and her baby girl.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday August 8, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Oregon, IL with Rev. Richard Tomlinson officiating. A private burial will take place in the new edition of Lightsville Cemetery, Lightsville, IL; which was donated to the Cemetery by Dana and her 3 siblings. The section used to be part of the Satterfield farm.
Memorials to Bertolet Memorial Library and/or St. Paul Lutheran Church.
M. Lucille Zoeller, age 99, died Monday July 24, 2017 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home with her family by her side. Lucille was born December 9, 1917 in Franklin Grove, IL the daughter of Clarence & Alberta (Kearns) Yocum. She graduated from Franklin Grove High School class of 1935 and she also attended Rockford Business School. Lucille married Harold A. “Pete” Zoeller on December 9, 1940 in Dixon, IL, and he preceded her in death in 1991. Lucille worked for Home Lumber in Dixon for a few years and then she worked for Kable News Company as a secretary for 26 years retiring in 1984. She was a member of Disciples United Methodist Church, Ladies of the Moose, Ogle County Home Extension, United Methodist Women, and Dorcus Circle.
Lucille is survived by her children: Ronald (Donna) Zoeller, Rockton, IL; Sandra Blake, Mt. Morris, IL; Jeri (Gerald) Lehrke, Freeport, IL; Robert (Nancy) Zoeller, Roscoe, IL; and Russell (Laurie) Zoeller, Huntersville, NC; 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lucille is preceded in death by her parents; husband: Harold; daughters: Beverly and Deborah; brothers: Russell “Bill”(Carm) Yocum, Robert Yocum; sisters: Eleanor (Ralph) Hansen, Helen (Frank) Tippner.
Memorial service will be held Saturday July 29, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in Disciples United Methodist Church, Mt. Morris, Il with Pastor Julie Bunt officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Grove Cemetery, Franklin Grove, IL. Visitation will be held Saturday July 29, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in Disciples United Methodist Church.
Memorials to Pinecrest Manor Activity Department.
Mt. Morris, IL, Margaret Elizabeth Potts, age 90, passed away on July 16, 2017 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Margaret was born on November 23, 1926 in Oregon, IL the daughter of Edward C. & Marion (Snyder) Zumdahl. Margaret attended McMurray College for 2 years. Margaret worked for Honeywell, Kable Printing, and she was a homemaker on the family farm. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris, IL.
Margaret is survived by her daughters: Sheryll A. (Scott) Moffat, Medford, OR and Shelley A. (Charlie) Mahoney, Rockford, IL; granddaughter: Kelli (Scott) Engle, Rockford, IL; great granddaughter: Ellie Engle, Rockford, IL; 2 sisters: Ruth Stauffer and Lillian (Warren) Long both of Mt. Morris, IL.
Margaret is preceded in death by her parents and 2 sons: Alan William and Steven William Potts.
Funeral services will be held Friday July 21, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL with Rev. Frank Lay officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be held on Friday July 21, 2017 in Finch Funeral Home from 10:00 A.M. until service time.
Memorials may be made to Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home.