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September 18, 2019



Hanover

Doris Goff, 95

Doris Goff, age 95, of Hanover, Illinois, passed away September 9, 2019 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home, Elizabeth, Illinois. A funeral service was held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Hanover United Presbyterian Church. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. Visitation was held from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., prior to the service at the church. Family and friends are invited to share in Doris’ life at http://www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.

Doris was born December 20, 1923, in Hanover, Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Iva (Shaw) Rall. She was raised on a farm during the depression, where they grew much of their own food. She often remembered picking rhubarb in the spring, then strawberries, then raspberries, and finally blackberries toward fall. They always had plenty to eat. She graduated from Hanover High School with the Class of 1941. On April 27, 1947, Doris married William Schaible. They celebrated 18 years of marriage until William’s passing in 1965. Doris then focused on raising her three sons. She even convinced the factory she was working for to allow her to setup an assembly line in her garage in Hanover, so that she did not have to move her family when the factory left Hanover. Doris later married Doty Goff on September 1, 1979. They celebrated 34 years of marriage. Doty passed away in 2014.

Doris worked for the US Post Office in Hanover until her retirement in the late 90s. She also worked for the Savanna Army Depot during WWII, and factory work, including Safeway Safety Products in Hanover, and the Savanna Garment Factory. Doris was a member of the Hanover United Presbyterian Church. Doris enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles and gardening.

Doris will be dearly missed by her three sons, Kenneth Schaible of Alpine, Wyoming, Wayne (Beth) Schaible of Warrenville, Illinois, and James (Mary Lou) Schaible of Elizabeth, Illinois; four grandchildren, Wayne Schaible, Katelyn (Andrew) Raine, Olivia (Shawn) Ozdinet, and Jeremy (Mary Beth) Schaible; three great-grandchildren, Norman, Quinn, and Elliott; one brother, Marshall (Donna) Rall of Independence, Missouri; and a sister-in-law, Betty Rall of Denver, Colorado.

Doris is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, William and Doty; two brothers, William and Raymond, and two daughters in infancy.

Lena

Dale L. Wernicke, 75

Dale L. Wernicke 75, of Lena passed away on Friday September 13, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI.

He was born on February 23, 1944 to Louis and Marie (Breed) Wernicke in Freeport, IL. He married Anita Rood in Monroe, WI in 1970. He graduated from Lena-Winslow High School in 1962. He was a 3rd generation farmer and raised purebred shorthorn cattle and exhibited all over North America. Dale loved the cattle business in all aspects. He was a member of the American Shorthorn Association and served on the board of directors. He was a past Builder of the Breed award recipient in 1986 and received numerous National and State awards showing his cattle. He is leaving his legacy to his 4th generation son Ryan. He also enjoyed watching his grandchildren show cattle and pigs.

He is survived by his son Ryan (Mary) Wernicke of Lena, grandchildren; Laci, Ty and Isabella, Siblings-Alan Wernicke of NY and Lynda (Reggie) Greeley of CO and, numerous friends that he considered family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Anita in 2012.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday September 19, 2019 at the Leamon Funeral Home in Lena, IL. Visitation will be from 4:00 till 8:00 pm on Wednesday September 18, 2019 at the Leamon Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lena Burial Park.

A memorial has been established in his name. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.leamonfh.com.

Doris Lee Jones-Redington, 74

Doris Lee Jones-Redington, age 74, of Lena, IL went home to her Lord on Friday September 13, 2019 at FHN Memorial Hospital.

She was born on June 11, 1945 in Racine, WI to Albert and Florence (Pleiser) Jones. She married Gerald “Jerry” Redington on February 27, 1965 in Bellevue, IA. Alongside her husband of 54 years they raised 4 children. Doris was a singer, songwriter and country music legend at local karaoke bars. She was an avid Jeopardy watcher, even establishing a club with her friends. Her faith was strong and she was a part of prayer groups and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lena.

She is survived by her husband Jerry of Lena IL, children; Tony Redington of Lena IL, Tina (Robert) Wahler of Monroe, WI, Tonja Redington of Freeport IL, Troy (Joanna) Redington of CA, grandchildren; Steve Ellefson, Derek Wahler, Dylan Wahler, Mica Redington, and Rinoa Redington, sisters; Colleen, Valerie and LouAnn, many nieces and nephews and her prayer friends and Jeopardy opponent.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and brothers; Verlon and Lowell.

Per Doris’s request there will be no services held. There will be a private family burial at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Bellevue, IA at a later date. Cremation Rites have accorded.

A memorial has been established in her name.

Doris touched many hearts with her beautiful voice and ability to make people smile. On earth she was physically limited, but in Heaven she can dance with Angels.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-4; There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to uproot the plant. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to tear down, and a time to build. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Raelynn Randecker, and the staff at FHN Medical Center.

 

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