June 3, 2020
Mildred Mayer, 87
Mildred Mayer, age 87 of Stockton, IL passed away Friday, May 29, 2020 at Morrison Community Hospital.
She was born October 31, 1932 in Lena, IL to the late Albert and Elsie (Pohl) Miller. Mildred married Robert Mayer on February 17, 1950. Robert passed away January 28, 2013.
She was a member of Nora Community Church and had worked at BB Cleaners in 1950. Mildred farmed with her husband from 1959 to 1990 when they moved into town. She had also worked at Kolb’s from 1993 to 2004. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, birdwatching, needlepoint, and going to the casino.
Mildred is survived by her daughter, Connie Bohnsack of Stockton; her son, Dennis (Jamie) Mayer of Kent; her son-in-law, Eldon (Kathy) Janssen of Monroe; her sisters, Pauline Trost of Lena and Inez Meier of Chadwick; her 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter, Barb Janssen; her sisters, Lola, Sylvia and Eleanor; and her brothers, Allen and Harlen.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.
Clyde David Blair, 98
Clyde David Blair, 98, of Warren, passed away on May 24, surrounded by family.
He was born to John and Lena (McKinstrey) Blair near Stockton. Clyde attended Mt. Juliette Country School and Holy Cross Catholic School in Stockton. At an early age, he started farming with a team of horses and continued working until his retirement in his early 90’s, where he assisted his sons on the dairy and grain farms. After volunteering to serve the country during World War II, he was asked to stay at home, run the hay baler, and support the agriculture industry growing crops in Jo Daviess County.
Clyde’s love of farming was surpassed only by his love of God and family. In 1948, he married Arlene Wolfram at St. Ann Catholic Church in Warren. Arlene passed away in 2006. Clyde was a trustee for St. Ann Catholic Church, a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and served on the Warren Community School District Board of Education both as member and president. Both Clyde and Arlene enjoyed many years traveling throughout the country while visiting all of the continental United States.
Also preceding him in death were his siblings: Alfred Blair, Wayne Blair, Arlene Grenoble, Betty Grenoble, and Vida Neebel.
He is survived by his children: Joseph (Deb) Blair of Winslow, Mary Blair of Freeport, Janet Blair of Freeport, Joann Blair of Pekin, Julene (Al) Youmans of Freeport, Jeff (Donna) Blair of Winslow, Jim (Wendy) Blair of Lena, and Martha (Bob) Lyvers of Lena. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Special thanks go to Phylicia Blair, Clyde’s caregiver and granddaughter, as well as the FHN Hospice staff.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Bartell-Leamon Funeral Home in Warren. Interment will be at St. Ann Cemetery in Warren and a memorial mass will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Ann Catholic Church or the Trinity Council Knights of Columbus in care of St. Ann Church.