Murray G. Trout – 75

Mt. Morris, IL, Murray G. Trout, age 75, died Monday August 26, 2013 in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL. Murray was born March 18, 1938 in Mt. Morris, IL the son of Ralph & Neva (Kile) Trout. Murray graduated from Mt. Morris High School Class of 1956. He worked for BD McHenry Printing for 10 years, Kable Printing Company and retiring from Quebecor Richmond Company in 1995 as a Customer Service Manager. Murray loved to golf and fish; he loved watching the Olympic Trials, Little League World Series, Golf and Tennis.
Murray is survived by his Wife: Phylis Trout, Mt. Morris, IL; Daughters: Terri (Bill) Wise, Sidney, OH and Susan Barker, Rockford, IL. 4 Grandchildren: Jarrett Smith, Shane Smith, of Sidney, OH, Alec Wagner, Olivia Barker, of Rockford, IL. 1 Great-Grandson: Chase, Rockford, IL.
Murray is preceded in death by his Parents, 1 Brother, Robert.
Private Family Graveside services will be held in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL with Rev. Michael Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Finch Funeral Home 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL is assisting the family.
Memorials to The American Heart Association.

Donald Carl Seehaver – 60

Rockford, IL, Donald Carl Seehaver, age 60, died Friday August 23, 2013 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL. Don was born November 24, 1952 in Rockford, IL the son of LeRoy & Hazel (Johann) Seehaver. Don worked as a paint and body specialist for all of the Paris Auto family most of his life. Don Loved to Fish with his children and grandchildren, do yard work, spend time with his family. Don loved his Paris family and the CJ’s crowd.
Don is survived by his Son: Mitch (Jessie) Seehaver, Rockford, IL, 3 Daughters: Kiya (Trent) Strawbridge, Rockford, IL; Heidi (Tommy) Lynx, Rochelle, IL; and Angie Seehaver, Pflugerville, TX. 5 Grandchildren: Skylar, Sarah, and Kreaden of Rochelle, IL, Cody and Brandon of Rockford, IL. Grand Dogs: Sheba and Saint. Many Brothers and Sisters.
Don is preceded in death by his parents.
There will be a celebration of life Saturday August 31, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. in the White Eagles Club of Rockford on the corner of 15th and Seminary.
Special thank you to the Doctors, nurses, and Serenity Hospice and Home.
Please come and celebrate Don life.

Theresa L. Kulevich – 56

Oregon, IL, Theresa L. Kulevich, age 56, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL. A loving mother, sister, daughter and aunt, she was born March 5, 1957 the daughter of Julius and Rita May (Grigals) Kulevich. Raised in Lombard, IL, she was a graduate of Glenbard East High School, Class of 1975.
Theresa relocated to Oregon, IL sixteen years ago where she lived out her passion, filling her property with beautiful and interesting plants, trees and flowers, as well as a variety of animals. Theresa was a proud member of IBEW Local 196 and volunteered for both Habitat for Humanity and Tails Humane Society in Dekalb, IL.
Theresa is survived by her daughter: Elizabeth Rose Kulevich (Fiancée Brad Hiemstra), Oregon, IL; Mother: Rita May Kulevich, Downers Grove, IL; Sisters: Karen (Edward) Lueck-Westerdahl Jr., Oswego, IL and Mary Schroeder, Stover, MO. Brothers: Bill (Sharrey) Kulevich, Lisle, IL; Dave (Cyndee) Kulevich, Warrenville, IL; Dan (Joanna) Kulevich, West Chicago, IL. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Theresa is preceded in death by her father, brother Robert, and both paternal and maternal grandparents.
A private memorial service for immediate family will be held at a future date. Memorials to Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL. Cremation rites accorded with Finch Funeral Home, Mt. Morris, IL.

Harold M. “Nels” Nelson – 91

Mt. Morris, IL, Harold M. “Nels” Nelson, age 91, died Saturday August 17, 2013 in Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center, Oregon, IL. Nels was born April 22, 1922 in Asbury Park, NJ the son of Harold L. & Susan (McCoy) Nelson. Nels entered the US Army in 1947. He served in the Army Green Berets. Nels married Nancie Carr McDermott on June 19, 1970 in Rock Island, IL.
Nels is survived by his Wife: Nancie Nelson, Mt. Morris, IL, Son: Andrew (Ruth) Nelson, Portsmouth, VA, Stepson: Barry (Carol) McDermott, Buhl, ID. 5 Grandchildren. 10 Great Grandchildren.
Nels is preceded in death by his Parents, Stepson: Robert L. McDermott Jr., 2 Brothers and 1 Sister.
Memorial services will be in Oakwood Cemetery, August 20, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Finch Funeral Home 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL is assisting the family.
In Lieu of Flowers memorials to Mt. Morris Public Library.

Rachel M. Duncan – 94

Mt. Morris, IL, Rachel M. Duncan, age 94, went to be with her lord, Thursday August 15, 2013. Rachel was born October 20, 1918, in Collier, KS the daughter of Samuel J. & Lena (Simon) Stover. Rachel married Samuel Curtis Duncan on June 10, 1939 in Garber, Iowa. Rachel and Curtis spent 70 loving years together before he passed away on October 28, 2009.
Rachel was a loving wife and devoted mother. She enjoyed cooking wonderful meals and sharing those meals and bake goods with neighbors and friends, and caring for her gardens and flowers. Rachel was a life long member of the Church of The Brethren, volunteering in the Women’s Fellowship and she enjoyed teaching the Children during Sunday school and Bible school.
Rachel is survived by four children; Sons: Kenneth (Joyce) Duncan, Mt. Morris, IL, Danny (Linda) Duncan, Lake Summerset, IL; Daughters: Norlene (Edward) Weinberg, Mt. Morris, IL, Debra (Bruce) Kenny, Rockton, IL. 10 Grandchildren: Lynette (Kenneth) Van Lerberghe, Carol Stream, IL; Timothy (Nieves) Duncan, Zionsville, IN, Douglas (Julie) Duncan, Davis, IL, Darren (Michelle) Duncan, Fort Collins, CO, Jennifer (Gerald) Miller, Goshen, IN, Rick (Kelly) Weinberg, Redmond, WA, David Weinberg, DeKalb, IL, Chris Kenny, Rockton, IL, Laurie (Brandon) Miller, O’Fallon, IL, Andrea (Adam) Muhs, Naperville, IL. 21 Great-Grandchildren and one on the way. Sister-in-Law: Lola Duncan, Mt. Morris, IL.
Rachel is preceded in death by her Parents and Step-Mother: Louise Stover, Husband: Curtis; Sister: Ruth Messer, 2 infant brothers, 4 Step-Brothers: Arthur Burke, Charles Burke, LeRoy Burke, Vernon Burke, and Niece: Betty Mumma.
Funeral Service will be Monday August 19, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mt. Morris Church of The Brethren with Rev. Ginny Haney officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be Monday August 19, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. till service time in the Brethren Church.
Memorials to Mt. Morris Church of The Brethren.

Christina L. Meusel – 50

Dixon, IL, Christina L. Meusel, age 50, passed away Tuesday August 6, 2013 in her home due to an extended illness. She was born March 11, 1963 the daughter of Hershel & Vickie (O’Neal) Richard. Tina was employed by Edelmann Company and Donaldson Company; and most recently she was involved with home sales. Tina served 10 years in the National Guard, obtaining the rank of Sergeant. Tina enjoyed her pool, gardening, her toy poodles, and helping anyone in need.
Tina is survived by her husband: Curt Meusel, Dixon, IL, Son: Chaz Richard, Dixon, IL, Daughter: Kailey Cheyenne Meusel, Dixon, IL; Stepdaughter: Amber (Todd) Wells, Loves Park, IL. 2 Grandsons: Sage Adcock and Brody Wells, Loves Park, IL. Mother: Vickie Richard, Dixon, IL; Sister: Dawn (John) Willis, Davis Junction, IL; Brothers: Kevin Richard, Lee Center, IL and Les (Cheryl) Richard, Johnson City, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
Tina is preceded in death by her Father Hershel Richard, and both Maternal and Paternal Grandparents.
Per Tina’s wishes there will be no visitation or funeral. Cremation rites have been accorded with Finch Funeral Home, Mt. Morris, IL. There will be a gathering for a celebration of life in honor of Tina in the Northside Baptist Church on August 31, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.
All of those fortunate enough to have known Tina are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Ronald P. Embick – 87

Mt. Morris, IL, Ronald Paul Embick, age 87, died Wednesday August 7, 2013 in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL. Ronald was born December 15, 1925 in Oregon, IL the son of Paul H. & Grace O. (Glotfelty) Embick. Ronald graduated from Joliet Township High School Class of 1944. He worked as a bookbinder in the bindery department, Kable Printing Company, Mt. Morris, IL retiring on February 1, 1990 after 43 ½ years. Ronald was in the Army Air Corps serving as a Tail gunner in a B-24 in England during WWII. He received a Purple Heart and 4 Battle Stars. Ronald was a member of the GAIU Local 65B, VFW Mt. Morris 3639 serving as past Adjutant, American Legion Mt. Morris 143, Mt. Morris Moose Lodge 1551 serving as Past Treasurer, Board member of Silver Creek Cemetery.
Ronald is survived by Son: Steven P. Embick, Oregon, IL; Granddaughter: Christina (TJ) Smice, Mt. Morris, IL. Grandchildren: Logyn Embick and Tanner Smice both of Mt. Morris, IL. Brother: Richard L. (Judy) Embick, Alexandria, VA.
Ronald is preceded in death by his Parents and his Sister: Janice Stafford.
Funeral services will be Saturday August 10, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL with Rev. Frank Lay officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Silver Creek Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be Saturday August 10, 2013 from 2:00 P.M. till service time in the funeral home.
Memorials to Mt. Morris Public Library.

Gene Allen Rycraft – 51

Oregon, IL, Gene Allen Rycraft, age 51, died Friday August 2, 2013 in Oregon, IL. Gene was born August 7, 1961 in Chicago, IL the son of George E. & Norberta (Wagner) Rycraft. Gene worked at Quebecor World in the finishing department. He also worked at Oasis Landscaping LTD in Mt. Morris, IL. He also did construction work. Gene was very involved with numerous churches and very involved with helping the homeless and anyone that needed something done.
Gene is survived by his mother and Step-Father: Norberta & Luke Calvert; Sons: Daniel and Rusty Rycraft; Grandson: Miguel Rodriguez. Sister: Sandy (Robert) Parks; Sister-in-Law: Shelah Rycraft. Nephews: William Kirby, Rudy Castillo, Marcelo Castillo, David and Kyle Harper. An Uncle and several Aunts.
Gene is preceded in death by his Father: George Rycraft and Brother: Patrick Rycraft.
Memorial service will be at 11:00 A.M. August 10, 2013 in New Life Assembly of God, 401 South 8th Street, Oregon, IL. Visitation will be August 10th, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. till service time in the Church. A funeral luncheon will follow the service in the Church.
Gene is gone from us now, and we will meet him again someday. He will never be forgotten and loved eternally.

Kevin Robert Petrie – 52

Mt. Morris, IL, Kevin Robert Petrie, age 52, died Sunday July 14, 2013 in KSB Hospital, Dixon, IL. Kevin was born August 16, 1960 in Rockford, IL, the son of Harold J. & Lucy B. (LittleJohn) Petrie. Kevin graduated from Harlem High School, Rockford, IL. He served in the US Marines for 4 years. Kevin married MaryJo Ritter on April 11, 1988 in Rockford, IL. He worked for Mobil Gas in Mt. Morris, IL for 19 years. Kevin loved his dogs, riding motorcycles, vintage cars, and he was always joking around with his friends.
Kevin is survived by his wife: MaryJo Petrie, Mt. Morris, IL, his son: Brian Robert Petrie, Iowa, and by numerous family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday July 20, 2013 in the Pavilion just before the Ford in White Pines State Park, Polo, IL, with Pastor Steve Doyle officiating. There will be a Potluck Luncheon following the Celebration of Life.
The family would like family and friends to bring the love and stories of Kevin.

Patrick Louis Rycraft – 46

Mt. Morris, IL, Patrick Louis Rycraft, age 46, died Thursday July 4, 2013 in Mt. Morris, IL. Patrick was born August 16, 1966 in Chicago, IL the son of George E. & Norberta (Wagner) Rycraft. Patrick worked for Kable News Company in Customer service. Patrick loved his family.
Patrick is survived by his Wife: Shelah Rycraft, Mt. Morris, IL; Children: Jason, Mathew, and Sabrina Rycraft. Step-Children: David and Kyle Harper. Grandchildren: Cloe, Jerrik, Kylor, Toby, Cloui, and Jeddah. Mother: Norberta Calvert and Step-Father: Luke Calvert. Brother: Gene Rycraft and Sister: Sandy Parks. Several Nephews.
Patrick is preceded in death by his Father: George Rycraft.
Memorial Service will be at 11:00 A.M., July 13, 2013 in New Life Assembly of God, 401 South 8th Street, Oregon, IL. Visitation will be July 13, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. till service time. Funeral Luncheon will follow the service in the church.
Patrick is gone but will never be forgotten and loved eternally.