Carol J. Crum – 76

MOUNT MORRIS, IL – Carol J. Crum, 76, passed away on June 27, 2017 at KSB Hospital in Dixon, IL after a short illness. Born July 6, 1940, the daughter of James B. Overman and Ila (Blevins) Overman, in Hamlin Iowa. Attended Iowa schools, and Rockford Business College. Married Bruce W. Crum Jr. on September 26, 1959 at the United Methodist Church in Belvidere, IL. Carol and her husband were the owners/operators of “The Idle Hour Bar” in Mount Morris, IL from 1992 to 2008. Carol moved to Mount Morris from the Belvidere area. Carol was a devoted Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. She also enjoyed reading and bird watching from her back porch. Survivors include daughters, Becky (John) Griffith of Florida, Cassie Stevens of Rockford, and Peggy (Fred) Reynolds of Winnebago; son, James Crum of Byron; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and sister Lee McBride of Minnesota. Predeceased by her husband, parents, seven brothers, and one sister.

There will be no visitation or memorial service as per Carol’s request. Cremation at Finch Funeral Home in Mount Morris, IL.

Jarmanda L. Danielowski – 24

Mt. Morris, IL, Jarmanda Lucia Danielowski, age 24, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Jarmanda was born December 24, 1992 in Niles, Michigan. She was adopted by Dan and Julie Danielowski when she was three years old.
In her short time on earth, Jarmanda brought smiles and the hand of friendship to family and friends. She graduated from Byron High School in 2011. In high school she participated in volleyball, basketball, and track and was a member of the cheerleading squad. She also participated in Byron Civic Theatre productions with her family. She was a member of All Saints Lutheran Church of Byron where she was baptized and confirmed. She was also an avid Packer Fan and often went to Packer games with her Dad.
She is survived by her children Coda, Jada and Carter; parents Dan and Julie Danielowski of Byron, siblings Megan (Mike) Reading, Blanchardville, WI; Kathryn (Mark) Cuccaro, Westfield, NJ; Riley (Brandy) O’Grady, Lexington, IL; Ben Danielowski, Astoria, NY; Melissa O’Grady, Rockford, IL; Jasmine Danielowski, Mt. Morris, IL; Jovana Danielowski, Dixon, IL; Joe Danielowski, Elkhart, IN; and Jaminique Danielowski, Byron, IL and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Jarmanda’s funeral will be Monday, June 26 at 12:00 P.M. in All Saints Lutheran Church, Byron, IL with visitation at 11:00 until service time. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens at a later date. Visitation will be this Sunday, June 25 from 6 to 8 pm inFinch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt Mt. Morris, IL.

Phillis Riegel – 78

Mt. Morris, IL, Phillis Riegel, age78, died Monday June 19, 2017 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home with her family by her side. Phillis was born October 27, 1938 in Los Angles, CA the daughter of George & Naomi (Malone) Klamm. She attended School in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Phillis married Jack Riegel on June 22, 1956 in Bonner Springs, KS. Phillis attended Church with Bible Baptist, Missionary Baptist, and Evangelical Free Church. She spent most of her life being a devoted Pastor’s wife and helping with the church. She loved cooking, quilting, crafting, doing things for others and would do anything for an animal.
Phillis is survived by husband: Jack Riegel, Mt. Morris, IL; 2 children: Gerda (Dave) Clark, Mt. Morris, IL and Andrew Riegel, Mt. Morris, IL; 5 grandchildren: Ryan Riegel, Joshua Riegel, and Melissa (Brian) Morton all of Texas, Jeremy (Kylee) Pennington, and Zachery (Heather) Pennington both of Mt. Morris, IL; and 9 great grandchildren: Bryce, Gavin, Christian, Jenna, Seven, Corbin, Madison, Lincoln, and Landry.
Phillis is preceded in death by her parents, Loving Son: George (Joe) A. Riegel.
Memorial service will be held Friday June 23, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mt. Morris Evangelical Free Church, Mt. Morris, IL. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be Friday June 23, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in the church.
A big thank you to Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Hospice, and Evangelical Free Church, and a special thank you to her special friend Ruth who called her Grammy.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Pinecrest Manor nursing Home, Serenity Hospice and Home, and/or Evangelical Free Church.

Paola Venezia – 65

Mt. Morris, IL, Paola Venezia, age 65, died Friday June 16, 2017 in St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, IL with her family by her side. Paola was born on August 26, 1951 in Ribera, Sicily the daughter of Nicolo & Rosalia (Bacchi) Cimino. Married Giuseppe Venezia on February 10, 1968 in Leighton Buzzard, England. She has been owner and operator of Cimino Pizza in Mt. Morris serving local families for 42 years. Paola was devoted to her family; spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, shopping, and she loved spending time with the ladies while getting her hair styled. Paola was the kindness, sweetest woman, and loved by many.
Paola is survived by her husband: Giuseppe Venezia, Mt. Morris, IL; Angela (Mimmo) Maniscalco, Forreston, IL, Louie (Rosa) Venezia, Mt. Morris, IL, Nick (Kimberly) Venezia, Mt. Morris, IL, Rosalia Venezia, Mt. Morris, IL; 8 grandchildren: Maggie (Ryan) Johnson, Paul Maniscalco, Isabella Maniscalco, Joe Venezia, Paola Venezia, Francesca, Venezia, Joey Venezia, Lenah Venezia; Sister: Antonina (Frank) Romano; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Paola is preceded in death by her parents; 3 Brothers: Antonino “Tony” Cimino, Vince Cimino, and Frank Cimino.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday June 20, 2017 at10:30 A.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL with Father Naill officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Freeport, IL. Visitation will be held Monday June 19, 2017 in Finch Funeral Home from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.

Frederick L. Clow – 78

Mt. Morris, IL, Frederick Lyman Clow, age 78, died Sunday June 11, 2017 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Fred was born July 16, 1938 in Rockford, IL the son of Nathan Pierce & Ruth Elizabeth (Dexter) Clow. Fred graduated from Rockford East High School class of 1956 where he played basketball for the ERABS when Rockford West was winning 2 state basketball championships. Fred went on to play forward/center for the Wisconsin Badgers, graduating from University of Wisconsin in 1960 with a BS in Physical Education. Fred lived in Chicago over 25 years, working as a representative for Schlitz Beer. He taught himself acrylic portrait painting and enjoyed painting for many years. He also enjoyed gardening, his two dogs (Bo and Tanner), Nash Recreation Center, and he was a member of the Wisconsin Club.
Fred is survived by his brother: Nathan Clow of Mt. Morris, IL; sister- in-law: Maria Adela Clow, Oregon ,IL; and niece and nephew.
Fred is preceded in death by his parents and brother: Dexter.
Memorial services will be at a later date.
Fred spent the last 7 years of his 15-year battle with Parkinson’s disease at Pinecrest Manor. His family would like to thank the residents and staff at Pinecrest for their kindness and support all those years.

Gladys L. Osborne – 100

Gladys L. Osborne, age 100, died Wednesday June 7, 2017 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL. Gladys was born September 6, 1916 in Dixon, IL the daughter of Fred F. & Louise (Stanley) Odenthal. She graduated from Dixon High School class of 1934 and she attended Dixon Business College. On September 18, 1938 she married Hubert Osborne in Dixon, IL and he preceded her in death. Gladys worked for Kable News Company and later she worked for Watt Publishing retiring after 24 years. Gladys loved to travel, where she visited Europe, Hawaii, Mexico, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean. Gladys was an avid Cubs fan, enjoyed bus trips to Wrigley Field and she was able to watch the Cubs win the World Series. Gladys was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was on Trinity’s Chancel and Alter and Dorcas Circle, Mt. Morris, life member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary, Women of the Moose #485, and the Mt. Morris Senior Center. She bowled for many years & participated in state and national bowling tournaments. Gladys loved being with her family and friends and she attended her grandchildren’s sporting events & School activities.
Gladys is survived by her son: Ron Osborne, Mt. Morris, IL; daughter: Trudy (Sherwood) Drumheller; 5 grandchildren: Mark Osborne, Jay (Penny) Drumheller, Jason (Senia) Osborne, Troy (Machele) Drumheller, and Megan (Sean Robinson) Hultquist; 13 great grandchildren; 5 great- great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Gladys is preceded in death by her parents, husband: Hubert; brother: Frederick Odenthal; and sisters: Helen Benson and Arlene Blum.
Memorial services will be held Thursday July 20, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Josh Ehrler officiating. Private family burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Park, Dixon, IL. Visitation will be held Thursday July 20, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in Trinity Lutheran Church.
Memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church and/or Mt. Morris Senior Center.

R. Dean Macklin – 89

Mt. Morris, IL, R. Dean Macklin, age 89, died Friday June 2, 2017 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Dean was born February 29, 1928 in Harlem, IL the son of Frank C. & Ida Mae (Baker) Macklin. Dean graduated from Stillman Valley High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Dean married Mabel E. Sprague on August 10, 1951 in Rolla, MO, and she preceded him in death on June 4, 2000. Dean was a over the road truck driver owning and operating his own truck for over 45 years retiring on April 1, 1993. He was a member of the teamsters union.
Dean is survived by his sons: Robert (Kim) Macklin, Mt. Morris, IL; Frank C. Macklin, Bakersfield, CA; Brian (Karen) Macklin, Picayune, MS; daughter: Lou Anne (Gary) Gentsch, Weldon Springs, MO; grandchildren: Molly Macklin, Sandwich, IL; Megan & Bret Macklin, Picayune, MS; Tricia (Billy) Sanders, Indianapolis, IN; and Patrick Gentsch, St. Louis, MO; brother: Kenneth Macklin, Mt. Morris, IL.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Stillman Valley Cemetery, Stillman Valley, IL.

Eleanore L. Lundgren – 94

Mt. Morris, IL, Eleanore L. Lundgren, age 94, died January 23, 2017 in Generations at Neighbors, Byron, IL after a long illness. Eleanore was born November 25, 1922 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Chester & Ethel Gremme. She married Weikko Lundgren. She was active in her church in North Lake, IL and at Disciples United Methodist Church, Mt. Morris, IL. She was an avid knitter making many sweaters for her family and friends.
Eleanore is survived by Susan and Larry Lundgren, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren..
Memorial service will be held on Friday June 9, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be Friday June 9, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until service time in Finch Funeral Home.

Morris R. Pieper – 96

Mt. Morris, IL, Morris R. Pieper, age 96, died Thursday May 11, 2017 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Morris was born at home on the family farm west of Mt. Morris on July 8, 1920 the son of Henry & Cora (Rebman) Pieper. He attended first through eighth grade at Maple Grove Country School, where he was fortunate enough to have a pony (Ned) to ride to school instead of walking. He did graduate from Mt. Morris High School class of 1938. Morris married Elaine Roe of Whitewater, WI on March 17,1956 and she preceded him in death in 1998.
Morris started his farming career at the age of 3, helping his mother bring the cows in from the pasture to be milked; and began helping with the milking by the age of 6. Morris farmed his entire career in the Mt. Morris area raising grain and livestock. In the mid-eighties he “semi retired” and moved to town. After moving to town he devoted his time to his passion of rose gardening, but still remained active and involved in managing the farm.
Morris was a member of Prairie Rose Society, Mt. Morris Men’s Garden Club, Ogle County Farm Bureau, and the Evangelical Free Church of Mt. Morris, IL.
Morris is survived by children: Jan (Jim Barbeauld) Bradley, Henderson, NV; Robert Pieper, Mt. Morris, IL; and John (Mary) Pieper, Rock City, IL; grandchildren: Michael Fortner, Houston, TX; Phillip (Megann) Pieper, Davis, IL; Hannah (Jesse) Hansen, Freeport, IL; great grandchildren: John Phillip Pieper and Lucas Lee Jansen.
Funeral services will be Tuesday May 16, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. in the Mt. Morris Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Bruce McKanna and Pastor Larry Jameson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris, IL. Visitation will be Monday May 15, 2017 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt, Mt. Morris, IL.
Memorials to the Mt. Morris Senior Center.
A special thank you to Ann & Dwight Page and Denise Welsh for their dedication and loving care of Morris for many years.

Janet D. Kliebe – 75

Janet D. Kliebe, 75, long-time resident of Mount Morris, passed away peacefully in her sleep in the early morning of May 1, 2017, at the home of her daughter in California.
Jan was born July, 1941, in Rockford to Samuel and Fannie (Alton) Puckett, the middle of seven children. She married Kenneth L. Kliebe, also of Rockford, on August 27, 1959. They were later sealed for time and eternity in Salt Lake City, UT, on December 15, 1981.
With her quick wit and humble spirit, Jan made fast but lasting friendships wherever she went. Her delights in her later years were mailing cards and letters, pondering over and sending “I’m thinking of you” gifts, and catching up with family and loved ones by phone. Although she had many health struggles, she remained uncomplaining and optimistic.
Jan is preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth; three of her siblings: Everett “Sonny” Puckett, Wilma Jean (Lester) Rafferty, and Shirley Abraham; and one grandchild. She is survived by her daughters: Kimmy Stiles, Karin (Richard) Mallard, and Kelly (Adam) Diehl; three siblings: Joan (Bruce) Spencer, Betty (Tom) Miller, and Barbara J. Kirchner; sisters-in-law: Ota Lee Puckett and Jenny Kliebe; seven grandchildren: Michael Scheck, Phillip (Jennifer) Scheck, Pamela (Tom) Mills, Cassidy Rice, Ezriel Mallard, Meridy Mallard, and Kenneth Mallard; and three great-grandchildren: TJ Mills, Briggz Scheck, and Liliauna Scheck, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
An open house will be held Friday, May 12, from 6:30 -8:30 pm at Finch Funeral Home located at 405 E. Hitt St, Mount Morris. Funeral services for Jan will be the following day, Saturday, May 13, at 10:00 am at the LDS church building located at 115 S Fox Run Ln, Byron. Graveside services will follow immediately afterward at Plainview Cemetery in Mount Morris.