Nellie Mae Karr – 89

Nellie Mae Karr – 89
5/12/1920 – 2/4/2010

Mt. Morris, IL – Nellie Mae Karr, age 89, died February 4, 2010 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Nellie was born May 12, 1920 in Pine Creek Township, Ogle County, IL; the daughter of Sylvester M. and Vernie (Barnhart) Wakenight. Mrs. Karr married John M. Karr, September 4, 1948 in Pomeroy, Ohio. He preceded her in Death in 1990. She was a homemaker and she was a member of First Baptist Church, Oregon, IL. She was also a member of the Mt. Morris Women of the Moose.
She is survived by 2 daughters: Nancy (Michael) Plemmons, Lightsville, IL., and Evelyn & Vern Lovelett Plasters, Loves Park, IL. 3 Grandchildren: Debra (Roger) Pulver, Janesville, WI; Kandy (Doug) Jones, Loves Park, IL; and Terry Plemmons, Mt. Morris, IL. 8 Great-Grandchildren and 5 Great Great Grandchildren.
Nellie is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Lloyd; sister June; 2 half-brothers Glen and Clarence; Grandson Tim and 1 infant Grandson Allen.
Funeral services will be Monday February 8, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris, IL. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be Monday February 8, 2010 from 10:00 A.M. til service time.
Memorials to the Baptist Church, Oregon, IL.

Visitation:
Monday February 8, 2010
10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Finch Funeral Home
Service:
Monday February 8, 2010
11:00 A.M.
Finch Funeral Home

Ralph Malone Wilson – 92

Ralph Malone Wilson – 92
6/19/1917 – 1/15/2010

Mount Morris – Ralph Malone Wilson, 92, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in his home. Born June 19, 1917, in Leaf River Township, Ogle County, the son of John Patterson and Alice Edna (Myers) Wilson. Married Esther E. Werkheiser on June 5, 1943, in Seward. Ralph’s occupation consisted of a lifetime of farming as he never did retire. He was a graduate of Leaf River High school, Class of 1935. Memberships included Leaf River United Methodist Church; 75-year member of Leaf River Grange; Leaf River Lions Club; Antique Tractor Club and Fordson Tractor Club,; Ogle County Farm Bureau; and since 1956, he had been a member of the board of trustees of North Grove Christian Cemetery, Egan. Survived by his wife, Esther; children, Kevin (Patti) Wilson of Leaf River, Kay Wilson of Grinnell, Iowa., and Marcia (Dennis) Morrissey of Bloomington; grandchildren, Sara Croft of Long Beach, Calif., Peter (Cathy) Croft of St. Joseph, Dunavan Billups of Streator, Kristin Billups of Bloomington, Benjamin (Chris) Wilson of Leaf River, Carist (Mike) Koehl of Leaf River, Emmalee Wilson of Leaf River; great-grandchildren, Bethany, Payton, Wyatt, Hailey, Wade, Michael, Alexis and Daniel. Predeceased by his parents; brother, Paul Wilson; and sister, Lois Schroder. Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Leaf River United Methodist Church, with visitation from 10 a.m. to service time; the Rev. Kent Svendsen will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials established to North Grove Christian Cemetery or Leaf River United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mount Morris.

Visitation:
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Leaf River United Methodist Church
Service:
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
11:00 a.m.
Leaf River United Methodist Church

E. Jane Hiteman – 91

E. Jane Hiteman – 91
9/23/1917 – 9/14/2009

Mt. Morris, IL – E. Jane Hiteman, age 91, died September 14, 2009 at Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home. Jane was born September 23, 1917 the daughter of Fred & Ethel (Griswold) Deuth in Forreston, IL. She worked as a secretary at Forreston High School, Forreston State Bank, and at Watt Publishing, Mt. Morris, IL., for 30 years, retiring in 1983. Jane married William Ole Hiteman on October 12, 1945 in Forreston, IL. She moved to Mt. Morris in 1949, moving from Forreston.

Many years Jane served as a Girl Scout Leader in Forreston and Mt. Morris; Member of the Dorcas Society of the Trinity Lutheran Church; Member of Sunset Golf Club of Mt. Morris. Jane enjoyed bridge, bowling, and traveling. She spent 14 winters in Tucson, AZ., and had many friends there.

Jane graduated from Forreston High School, Forreston, IL., class of 1935. She was a graduate of Brown Business College, Freeport, IL.

Jane is survived by her husband; William Ole Hiteman. One Brother; Gerald Deuth, Waterloo, IA.

She is preceded in death by her parents; 4 brothers: Forrest, Milton, Fredrick, and Paul Deuth.

1 sister; Ann Powers.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris, IL. with Rev. Steven Erickson officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 16, 2009 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Finch Funeral Home. Private family burial at White Oak Cemetery, Forreston, IL.

Memorials are to Pinecrest Community or Trinity Lutheran Church.

 

Visitation:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Finch Funeral Home
Service:
Thursday, September 17, 2009
11:00 A.M.
Trinity Lutheran Church

Velma Rowland – 88

Velma Rowland – 88
10/31/1920 – 9/13/2009

Mount Morris, IL – Velma Rowland, 88, died Sept. 13, 2009, in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home. Born Oct. 31, 1920, in Freeport, the daughter of Charles and LuLu (Emmert) Zellers. Married Harry Rowland on May 27, 1939, in Marion, Iowa. Velma worked various part-time jobs while raising her four children; after the death of her husband she was employed by Kable News. After retiring she volunteered her time to many community organizations. She taught local adults to read through Highland Community College, mentored young children through the Rahn Elementary School, worked at Ogle County Life Line, delivered Meals on Wheels, assisted the Mount Morris Chamber of Commerce and served on the Mount Morris Planning Commission. Velma was recognized with the Mayor’s award for outstanding achievement for community service. Also active in Mount Morris Brethren Church, serving several terms on the church board, was a Deacon and volunteered at the church headquarters in Elgin. Velma offered friendship, time and transportation to many people in need. Survived by children, Marlys Todd of Boiling Spring Lake, N.C., Dennis (Millie) Rowland of Ocala, Fla., Deane (Dee) Rowland of Oregon and Peggy (Gregg) Stark of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren, Daniel (Tammy) Rowland, Scott Rowland, Christy (Andy) Egyed, Dale (Jeannie) Rowland, Kai (Kelly) Stark and Christopher (Angela) Stark; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Weeks. Predeceased also by brothers, Kenny, Darrel and Archie Zellers. Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Mount Morris Church of the Brethren, with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service; the Rev. Virginia Haney will officiate. Burial in Plainview Cemetery, Mount Morris. In lieu of flowers, memorials established to Ogle County Hospice, Pinecrest Manor and Mount Morris Church of the Brethren. Arrangements by Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mount Morris, IL 61054.

 

Visitation:
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Mount Morris Church
Service:
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009
11 a.m.
Mount Morris Church

“Jesse” Dylan Connor Anthony Zimmerman – 6

“Jesse” Dylan Connor Anthony Zimmerman – 6
5/5/2003 – 9/10/2009

Mt. Carroll, IL – “Jesse” Dylan Connor Anthony Zimmerman, 6 Mt. Carroll, IL died Thursday, September 10, 2009 in Morrison Community Hospital. Born May 5, 2003 in Freeport, IL., the son of Heather Zimmermann and Allen W. Clement. He attended first grade at Primary West Carroll in Savanna, IL. He lived in Mt. Carroll for three months moving from Oregon, IL.

Survivors include mother, Heather Zimmermann, Mt. Carroll, IL; father, Allen (Tina) Clement, Oregon, IL; sister, Angel Zimmermann, Mt. Carroll, IL.

Maternal Survivors: Maternal Grandparents: Rick and Mary Zimmermann, Lanark, IL.; Maternal Uncles: Joseph (Jaime) Lamendola, Aurora, IL.; Jonathon (Susanne) Lamendola, Aurora, IL.; Richard (Lisa) Zimmermann, Lanark, IL.; Scott (Mandy Himert) Zimmermann, Oregon, IL. Maternal Aunts: Christina (Kendall Jones) Zimmermann, Mt. Morris, IL.; Heidi (Tim Riverts) Zimmermann, Oregon, IL.; Marissa (Larry Messenger Jr.) Zimmermann, Lanark, IL. Maternal Cousins: Brandon Artz, Nathaniel Artz, Hailey Zimmermann, Serenity Jones, Noah Jones, Whitney Kirk, Samantha Zimmermann, Adam (Mickey) Messenger, Jonny Lamendola Jr., Alex Lamendola, Dustin Lamendola, and Megan Lamendola.

Paternal Survivors: Paternal Grandfather: Fred (Dashelle) “Mimi & Papa” Clement, Hewitt, TX. Paternal Grandmother: Jeannette Scholle, La Salle, IL. Paternal Great Grandmother: Sally (Jim) Krueger, Friendship, WI. Paternal Aunts: Heiley Clement, Waco, TX.; Seline (Jaye) Smith, Laguna Park, TX. Paternal Step-Brothers and Sisters: Cynthia & Phillip Carpenter, Oregon, IL.; Anthony & Brionna Bell, Oregon, IL. Paternal Step- Grandparents: Mima & Pepa, Oregon, IL.; Papa & Lee, Oregon, IL.

Funeral Service at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at Finch Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Martz and Rev. Elizabeth Mascal officiating. Visitation is prior to service from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Memorial to be established.

Visitation:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Finch Funeral Home
Service:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
1:00 P.M.
Finch Funeral Home

Marsha Kay Kessler – 41

Marsha Kay Kessler – 41
5/20/1968 – 9/8/2009

Mount Morris, IL – Marsha Kay Kessler, 41, of Mount Morris died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, in Green Bay, Wis., in an auto accident. Born May 20, 1968, in Beloit, Wis., the daughter of Jerry and Marlene (Morris) Mulholland. Graduated from Baraboo (Wis.) High School, Class of 1986. Married Scott W. Kessler on Oct. 10, 1992, in Adeline. Employed as a stocker at Menard Lumber Co. Survivors include husband, Scott; sons, Sean W. and Conley D. Kessler, both of Mount Morris; father, Jerry of Baraboo; maternal grandmother, Lillian Morris of Beloit; maternal aunt, Vickey Morris of Beloit. Predeceased by mother; paternal grandparents; and maternal grandfather. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, in Adeline Evangelical Reformed Church, Adeline, with fellowship and refreshments afterwards; the Rev. Ron Anderson, pastor of Peoples Church in Beloit, will officiate. Burial at a later date. Memorial to be established. Arrangements by Finch Funeral Home.

 

Memorial Service:
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009
1 p.m.
Adeline Evangelical Reformed Church

Julian Edward Brevig – 79

Julian Edward Brevig – 79
9/10/1929 – 9/6/2009

Mt. Morris, IL – Julian Edward Brevig, 79, died Sept. 6, 2009, at SwedishAmerican Hospital. Born Sept. 10, 1929, in Superior, Wis., the son of Edward and Julia (Anderson) Brevig. Married Donna (Rowe) on March 7, 1959, in Sheboygan, Wis. Worked in the pressroom at Kable Printing, retiring in 1995. Lived in Mount Morris since 1947, moving from Solon Springs, Wis. Member of GCIU Printing and a life member of Mount Morris Moose Lodge No. 1551. He enjoyed gardening and traveling Mount Morris on his scooter. Survived by wife, Donna; sons, Doug Brevig of Polo and Dan Brevig of Phoenix; granddaughters, Ashley Brevig of Dixon, Ariel Brevig of Holbrook, Ariz., and Taylor and Tatum of Phoenix; and sister, Ellen (Bob) Pudas of Altadena, Calif. Predeceased by parents; brothers, Harry and Trix Brevig and Elden Smith; and sister, Esther Knoll. Service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, in Finch Funeral Home, with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service; the Rev. Richard Bright will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mooseheart.

 

Visitation:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Finch Funeral Home
Service:
Thursday, September 10, 2009
11 a.m.
Finch Funeral Home

Ruth E. Park – 88


Ruth E. Park – 88
7/11/1921 – 9/6/2009

Mount Morris, IL – Ruth E. Park, 88, died Sunday, Sept. 6, in Pinecrest Manor in Mount Morris after a short illness. Born July 11, 1921, in Oregon, daughter of Amos J. and Foltina (Ulferts) Ehmen. Married Richard O. Park on Oct. 2, 1947, in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oregon. She worked in the secretarial and bookkeeping field for more than 45 years, finishing her career as bookkeeper for Bemis Ford-Mercury in Oregon. After her retirement, she worked for several years at the Mount Morris Public Library and had a passion for the work of the Library Foundation. She was an active member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mount Morris. Served several terms on the Church Council, member of the Chancel and Altar Society, and Trinity Lutheran Church Women. In her early years she also served as one of the Sunday School teachers. In addition to her ministry at Trinity, she also was active in Rock River Girl Scouts, Northern Illinois Toastmistress Club, American Field Service, American Cancer Society, and the Mount Morris Current Events Club. She liked nothing better than an afternoon or evening of bridge with her friends. Survived by children, Paul (Rosalie) Park of Morton and Claudia (Joel) Park Guenther of Littleton, Colo. Predeceased by parents; husband on Aug. 26, 1986; brother, Henry J. Ehmen; and sisters, Gertrude Wells, and Elizabeth Dailey. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Trinity Lutheran Church in Mount Morris, with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. in the Church Chapel. Pastors Steven Erickson and Frank Lay will officiate. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pinecrest Community Foundation, 414 S. Wesley Ave., Mount Morris, IL 61054. Arrangements by Finch Funeral Home, Mount Morris.

 

Visitation:
Friday, Sept. 11, 2009
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Memorial Service:
Friday, Sept. 11, 2009
11 a.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church

Mary H. Lee Smice – 82

Mary H. Lee Smice – 82
10/3/1926 – 8/1/2009

Mt. Morris, IL – Mary H. Lee Smice, age 82, died August 1, 2009 in her home in Mt. Morris) IL. Mary was born October 3,1926 in Oregon, lL the daughter of Glenn & Ruth (Williams) Kump, Mary also had a step father Robert Early. She married Leon Smice Sr in Missouri in 1941. He died May 21, 1971. She then married Joseph Lee in Oregon, IL. He died April 16, 1982. Mary was a homemaker. Mary is a lifetime Mt. Morris- oregon area resident. She was a member of the Mt. Morris Women of The Moose.
She is Survived by 5 Sons: Don (Nancy) Smice, Dixon, IL; Leon (Lori) Smice Jr, Mt.
Morris, IL; Robert (Sandy) Smice, Mt. Morris, IL; Leroy (Lyneae) Smice, Oregon, IL; Steven (Cindy) Smice, Mt. Morris, IL. 2 Daughters: Diane (George) Bousum, Lewistown, PA; and Ellen (Dick) Shielder, Mt. Morris, IL. 22 Grandchildren, 48 GreatGrandchildren. and 8 Great-Great-Grandchildren, 1 Sister: Alice Aurand, Chana, IL.
She is predeceased by parents, 2 husbands I and 1 Granddaughter.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday August 4, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Bright officiating. Burial will be in Daysville Cemetery, Oregon, IL. Visitation will be Monday August 3, 2009 from 6 to 8 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home.
Memorials to be established.

 

Visitation:
Monday August 3, 2009
6 to 8 P.M.
Finch Funeral Home
Service:
Tuesday August 4, 2009
2:00 P.M.
Finch Funeral Home

Todd J. Nall – 57

Todd J. Nall – 57
7/30/1952 – 8/1/2009

Mt. Morris, IL – Todd J. Nall, age 57, died August 1, 2009 in his home. Todd was born July 30, 1952 the son of Buddy R. & Marjorie (McCue) Nall in Janesville, WI. Todd worked as a lift truck driver in the shipping department at Quebecor Printing Company, retiring in 2006. He lived in Mt. Morris Since 1999 moving from Las Vegas, NV. Todd served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge #1551. Todd was an avid pool player. Todd graduated from Rochelle High School Class of 1972.
Todd is survived by Son: Michael Todd Nall, Tinley Park, IL; Daughter: Stephanie (Karl) Klotz, Tinley Park, IL; Life Partner of 9 years: Mimi Feary, Mt. Morris, IL; 3 Step Grand-children: Jayla and Ryan of Gurnee, IL and Rob Jr. of Florida. 5 Nieces: Jennifer, Sally, Sarah, Sandy, and Annie. 2 Nephews: Josh and Danny. 2 Brothers: Michael R. (Mary Lou) Nall, Chicago, IL; Chris J. Nall, Las Vegas, NV. 2 Sisters: Debby (Brian) Diehl, Mt. Morris, IL; Patricia Digon, Las Vegas, NV. Special Friend: Rich Weaver.
He is preceded in death by his Parents.
Funeral Arraignments will be Tuesday August 4, 2009 at 7:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Bright officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday August 4, 2009 from 5 to 7 P.M. in the funeral home.
Memorials to be established.

 

Visitation:
Tuesday August 4, 2009
5 to 7 P.M.
Finch Funeral Home
Service:
Tuesday August 4, 2009
7 P.M.
Finch Funeral Home