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Obituaries

 

September 23, 2020



Orangeville

Jonathan “Jon” D. Robey, 40

Jonathan “Jon” D. Robey, 40, of Orangeville passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday September 16, 2020 with his sons Garrett and Beaux.

He was born on May 16, 1980 in Freeport to Leo and Annie (Davis) Robey. He met his fiancé, Alisha Johannsen in 2014. Jon was a jokester, always making people laugh. He loved diesel trucks, tinkering with things, watching drag races and playing with his gas powered RC cars. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, passing the love of the team onto his son Garrett. Jon also passed his love for fishing on to his children.

He is survived by his fiancé Alisha Johannsen of Orangeville, IL, son Brendan James Robey and daughter Kylie Sandra Paige Robey of Freeport, IL father, Leo Robey of Freeport, IL, brothers and sisters; Leo (Jackie) Lawrence, Alexander (Delores) Holloway, Robert (Carolyn) Buckner, Martha “Jean” Cross, Deborah Robey, Phyllis Sones, Giovanni “James” Robey, Dale Robey, Patricia Robey and Alisha Brown.

He was preceded in death by his mother Annie, sons Garrett and Beaux, and his paternal grandparents Horace and Leanna Robey and maternal grandparents Inez Nettles and Oliver Davis.

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Orangeville High School Gymnasium. A visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the Orangeville High School Gymnasium. Social distancing guidelines will be practiced, and masks are required.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial has been established in Jon’s name at the Community Bank in Orangeville, IL. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.leamonfh.com

Beaux David Robey, 4

Beaux David Robey, four, was born on October 1, 2015 to Jon Robey and Alisha Johannsen in Dodgeville, WI.

Beaux was currently enrolled in preschool at Orangeville Elementary School. He loved watching Paw Patrol on TV. He was a mischievous little boy with an infectious smile. Beaux was sometimes a button pusher, who was wise beyond his years, and was destined for a career with the CIA. He would always tinker with things, just like his father Jon. He was his mom and dad’s cuddle bug, and best snuggler. Wherever his big brother Garrett was, he was right there with him.

Garrett Alexander Johannsen, 11

Garrett Alexander Johannsen, 11, was born on June 7, 2009 to Alisha Johannsen in Dixon, IL.

He was enrolled in 6th grade at Orangeville Elementary School where he was active in basketball, and football. Garrett enjoyed playing video games, especially Roblox, and playing his saxophone. He loved sports, and loved the Green Bay Packers. Garrett could light up a room with his smile, he was one of the sweetest kids who was loving and caring, and always willing to lend a helping hand to his mom Alisha. He was very protective of his little brother Beaux, and wherever one was, the other followed shortly behind. His last heroic act was calling 9-1-1 to try to save his family. He will always be a hero.

A celebration of life for the family will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Orangeville High School Gymnasium. A visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the Orangeville High School Gymnasium. Social distancing guidelines will be practiced, and masks are required.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial has been established in their names at the Community Bank in Orangeville, IL. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.leamonfh.com

Winslow

Cindy Jean Phillips, 66

Cindy Jean Phillips, 66 of Winslow, IL passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 10, 2020.

She was born April 8, 1954 in Monroe, WI. She was the daughter of the late Gene Russell and Alta Ruth (Kubatzke) Wuthrich. She is survived by her son Dustin Phillips of Dixon, IL, sisters; Sandy (Mike) Kint of Vero Beach, FL, and Candy (Mark) Keltner of Brodhead, WI, brothers; Andy (Tana) Wuthrich of Orangeville, IL, and Aaron (Tracie) Wuthrich of Brodhead, WI and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Cindy graduated from Northern Illinois University and began a career in education that would start in the classroom working with special needs students and ended up back at her alma mater retiring from Northern Illinois University working in the offices of telecommunications.

Cindy and her family would trade in the farm life to renovate a turn of the century mansion in Dixon, IL. She loved looking for antiques and one of a kind items. She was very talented in many areas but she excelled in her creative and exquisite decorating during the holidays. Cindy was a very caring, giving and loving daughter, mother and sister. She will be deeply missed.

The family will be having a small private gathering to celebrate Cindy’s life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers a memorial gift can be made at https://afsp.org (Association for Suicide Prevention). For those that would like to give or send something to her beloved son, Dustin Phillips, please send to Leamon’s Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.leamonfh.com

Lena

Maurice E. Holmes, 94

Maurice E. Holmes, 94, of Lena, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020 at the Lena Living Center.

He was born on December 7, 1925 to Oliver W. and Anna (Lobdell) Holmes at home in Waddams Township, IL.

He was the last survivor of 13 children. He graduated from Lena High School in 1943. Married Elaine Amendt on May 25, 1947. They celebrated 73 years of marriage. Together they farmed in the Lena area. Maurice was active in many farm organizations, served on the Stephenson County Board, Salem UCC Church Council, Lena Lions, and the Lena Golf Club. He enjoyed reading, golf, traveling, but most of all talking about family.

Maurice is survived by his wife; Elaine, two sons; Jeffrey and Gregory both of Lena, and a daughter; Christine (James) Peterson of Stoughton, WI.

ten grandchildren; William (Jennifer) Holmes of Nashville, TN, Vicki Fischer of Pearl City, Scott (Kim) Holmes of Lena, Angie (Jose’) Cruz of North Charleston, SC, Kelly (Esther) Holmes of Tucson, AZ, Cody (Whitney) Holmes of Lena, IL, Nicholas (Susan) Holmes of Morrison, IL, Erica (Ben) Peyer of Stoughton, WI, Emily Deschane of Stoughton, WI, Tess (Mark) Matson of Stoughton, WI, seventeen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son; Thomas C Holmes September 14, 1990, six brothers, six sisters, and his parents.

A private family service will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Salem United Church of Christ. A memorial has been established in his memory.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www. leamonfh.com

 

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