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September 16, 2020


Patrick J. Brunner, 53

Patrick J. Brunner, age 53 of Lena, IL, passed away on March 31, 2020. A private family Mass will be held on Saturday, September 19th at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Stockton.

An inurnment will take place at the Lena Burial Park at aprox. 12:30 p.m. in Lena, IL, where anyone who would like to attend is welcome. There will also be a celebration of his life held at Coach’s Golf & Grill in Lena following the service at the cemetery, all are welcome.

The family is encouraging guests to dress casual and colorful. Arrangements are being handled by Walker Mortuary of Freeport, IL.

Lorraine M. Bonebright, 98

Lorraine M. Bonebright, 98, of Lena, Illinois passed away on Sunday September 6, 2020 at Pearl Pavilion in Freeport, Illinois.

She was born on May 12, 1922 in Hot Springs Arkansas to Raymon and Lenore (Howe) Harrell. Lorraine spent her childhood in Arkansas, Tampa Florida and, Chicago Illinois before moving to Lena where she graduated high school in 1940. Lorraine married Allen Bonebright on May 30, 1941 in Lena, Illinois and together they had four children.

She and Allen were prominent dairy farmers in the Freeport area until retiring to Lena. She was an excellent seamstress, knitter and crafter. She loved crocheting coverlets for her grandchildren. She also made beautiful cards to send to friends and relatives.

She was a longtime member of Lena United Methodist church where she served on numerous committees including district secretary. She was a member of Lena United Methodist Women, Lena Legion Auxiliary, Home Extension, Beta Sigma Phi. Lorraine was a Gold Star Mother.

Lorraine is survived by her children; Nancy (David) Etnyre of Blue Ridge, GA, Janet (Cal) Cummins of Lynn Haven, FL, Betty (Mark) Krueger of Eagan MN, grandchildren; Jeff (Michalene) Etnyre, Michelle (Scott) Mueller, Nathan (Kim) Cummins, Major Bradon (Kenna) Cummins, Whitney (Kyle) Eberle, Dr Evan (Kala) Krueger, Britta (Kirby) Murra, 14 great-grandchildren, and a special nephew Richard (Eleanor) Holmes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Allen, son Robert, grandson Jon Etnyre, brother Dr. Richard Rogers, sisters Jean Williams, and Alice Holmes.

Lorraine was loved by all, and will be deeply missed.

Memorial services will be scheduled for the spring of 2021 at the Lena United Methodist Church. Burial will take place at Lena Burial Park in Lena, Illinois. Cremation rites have been accorded.

A memorial has been established in her name. Condolences may be sent to the family at


Glenn L. Lyons, 95

Glenn L. Lyons, age 95 of Stockton, IL passed away Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Waverly Place of Stockton.

He was born on June 25, 1925 in Stockton to the late George and Irene (Kleckner) Lyons. Glenn married Isabelle Munz in 1946 and together they had two sons, Larry and Todd. Glenn later married Ora Shaw in 1971, she passed away in 1993. He then married Jeanette Knauer, she passed away in 2011.

Glenn was a 1943 graduate of Stockton High School. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a bomber pilot and participated in the Manhattan Project. He was a member of Plum River Masonic Lodge. Glenn was a 3rd generation owner of Lyons Well Drilling. He was a founding member of National Ground Water Association in 1947 and later became President of that association in 1995. Glenn was also involved in getting the well drilling law passed in IL. He built his first houseboat and loved boating, traveling the Mississippi from the mouth to as far south as Hannibal, MO.

Glenn is survived by his first wife, Isabelle Hudson; his two sons, Larry (Jennie) Lyons and Todd (Debbie) Lyons; his two step daughters, Diana (Ron) Quandt and Debbie (Ed) Deener; his grandchildren, Lyndsi (Jeff) Heitkamp, Cory (Missy) Lyons and Shawn (Debbie Mae) Lyons; and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; and sister, Thelma Finkenbinder.

A memorial service was held on Monday, September 14, 2020 at Hermann Funeral Home in Stockton at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton. A memorial fund has been established.


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