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Stockton

Jean O. Logemann, 95

Jean O. Logemann, 95, of Monroe, WI, formerly of Stockton, IL, passed away on May 19, 2021 at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Monroe. Jean was born in Stephenson County, IL on February 4, 1926, to Eli and Clara (LaDue) Chapin.

Jean attended her early school years in Lena, IL. After the deaths of her parents, 16-year-old Jean lived with Lois and Hans Bingert in Freeport, IL, to serve as a nanny to their daughters Barbara and Jacqueline. The Bingert’s quickly became Jean’s “adopted” family and remained life-long friends.

She was a graduate of Freeport High School in 1943 during WWII and St. Francis School of Nursing in 1947. One of her first professional experiences was working as a nurse for a year in a New York City hospital.

She married Stanley E. Logemann on July 15, 1951, and the couple farmed in the rural Stockton, IL area. They had five children: William, Lynne, Elaine, Carl and Clark.

Jean relocated to Monroe, WI in the early 1970s where she was employed at St. Clare Hospital as a surgical nurse until her retirement in the 1980s. She was a member of St. Francis Hospital Alumni Association, Lafayette Count Genealogy Society, Stockton Unitarian-Universalist Church and the Albion Community Club.

An avid reader and gardener, Jean enjoyed playing bridge with friends and besting her grandchildren at euchre. She was an excellent cook and loved sharing culinary creations at family meals, especially her sourdough bread. Her children and grandchildren have carried on the sourdough tradition, still using her starter from 1994. Her grandchildren brought light to her life and her time with them was cherished by all.

Jean was predeceased by her son, Carl Chapin Logemann, in 2008; daughter-in-law Martha Pulido Logemann in 2019; her parents; her brother, Wendell Chapin; and sisters Geraldine Winters, Roberta Fager and June Rakowska.

Her survivors include: William Logemann, Monroe, WI; Lynne (Kerry) George, Ankeny, IA; Elaine Enriquez, Freeport, IL; Mary Kay Klarer Logemann, Platteville, WI; and Clark Logemann, Rockford, IL. Jean has seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Memorials may be sent to the Stockton Unitarian Universalist Church or Wisconsin Public Radio. Condolences may be sent to Leamons Funeral Home, Lena, IL at http://www.leamonfh.com. Services will be held at a later date.

Hanover

Nancy Lea Miller, 72

Nancy Lea Miller, age 72, of Hanover, Illinois, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa. A private family visitation and service will be held at Law-Jones Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com

Nancy was born July 24, 1948, the daughter of Vincent and Lazetta (Smith) Krohmer in Galena, Illinois. She attended Galena High School, graduating with the Class of 1966. On January 26, 1973, Nancy married William “Bill” Miller in Galena. Together they raised eight children and celebrated 48 years of marriage. Nancy and Bill experienced many ups and downs, including the loss of their son, Brian, but always showed resilience and made it through whatever life threw at them.

Nancy worked 32 years for Eaton & Invensys in Hanover. She enjoyed being outdoors working in the yard and going camping. Over the past three years, she and Bill worked as Hosts camping in Bellevue, Iowa and Potosi, Wisconsin. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Nancy will be dearly missed by her husband, Bill; four children, Jodi Wolter and Ian Harper of Orlando, Florida, Scott (Nikki) Shireman of Hazel Green, Wisconsin, Traci Klepack and Daniel Helphrey of Hanover, and Jennifer (Jairo) Andrade of Hanover; three stepsons, Michael (Diana) Miller, Russell Miller and Jeffrey Miller; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Trost of Ridgeway, Wisconsin and Karen (Arthur) Arand of Galena, Illinois; and a brother, Gary Krohmer of Galena.

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents, a son, Brian, and a sister, Doris Krohmer.

Savanna

Muriel M. “Mickey” Buck, 98

Muriel M. “Mickey” Buck, age 98, of Savanna, Illinois, died Sunday, May 23, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center, Clinton, IA.

A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 29, 2021 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Savanna with burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Savanna. Visitation was held 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service at the Church. A memorial fund has been established. You may share condolences with the family at http://www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com

Muriel was born February 7, 1923 in Arenzville, Illinois, the daughter of Albert A. and Ida (Nobis) Nicol. Muriel graduated from Arenzville High School and then attended Brown’s Business College in Jacksonville, IL.

Muriel married Harold C. Buck on December 31, 1944 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arenzville and they made their first home in Savanna, IL. They raised four sons and celebrated 70 years of marriage until Harold’s death in 2015.

Muriel moved with her husband and family to Freeport, IL in 1955 so the children could attend Immanuel Lutheran School. In 1970 they moved back to Savanna.

Muriel was very active in her St. Peter Lutheran Church of Savanna, as Sunday School teacher and headed the Vacation Bible School crafts for many years. She was a member and past president of the Lydian Society.

Muriel was an avid reader and wrote many poems that she has shared with her family and friends. She enjoyed her card club and was a member for many years. She loved flowers and often shared them with friends and family. She loved traveling throughout the United States as well as making trips to Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Jamaica. She also enjoyed sharing fun with family and friends on their houseboat. There were many trips up and down the Mississippi River. She opened her home to three foreign exchange students throughout the years.

Muriel will be greatly missed by her sons, Lowell (Diane) Buck of Pearl City, IL, Harold (Barbara) Buck of Brandon, SD and Timothy (Linda) Buck of Dunlap, IL; a daughter-in-law, Jane Buck of Davis, IL; 10 grandchildren, Christine (Bud) Windelborn, Joel Buck, Kelli (Jason) Higgins, Tara (Doug Papka) McGuane, Daniel (Jennifer) Buck, Angela Buck, Sarah (Marshall) Nehring, Kimberly (Kenneth) McCuen, Rebecca (Annie) Buck-Kemp and Amanda (Eric) Polcyn; 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Ritchie of Savanna; a sister-in-law, Clarice Nicol of Jackson, Wisconsin; and a brother-in-law, Darwin Goss of Warsaw, Indiana.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Harold in 2015; her son Scott in 2019; four brothers, Albert, Jr., Dwight, Wilber and Leland Nicol; a sister, Joyce Goss; and a brother-in-law, William Ritchie.

Lena

Bari A. Raymer, 58

Bari A. Raymer, 58, of Lena passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

He was born in Freeport, IL on December 23, 1962 to Lowell and Maryann (Drewelow) Raymer. He graduated Lena-Winslow High School in 1981. On May 19, 1996 Bari married his soulmate Gerene Brose.

Bari was most recently employed by Rafters, doing anything and everything that was needed. He enjoyed woodworking, stained glass, gardening, hunting, the outdoors, and spending time with family.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years Gerene of Lena; IL, sister- Lisa (Don) Wienand of Lena, IL; brothers- Todd (Alice) Raymer of Mineral Point, WI, Scot Raymer of Winslow, IL, Ken (Jen) Raymer of Lake in the Hills, IL, Mark(Rhonda) Weegens of Gentry, AR, Terry (Deb) Weegens of Loveland, CO, Todd (Glena) Weegens of Freeport, IL, Dana (Lisa) Weegens of Niles, MI, and Matt (Kathy) Weegens of Louisville, KY ; brother-in-law- Gayle (Nancy) Brose of Texas; sisters-in-law- Diane (Duane) Lobdell of Lena, IL and Paula (Dennis) Tessendorf of Lena, IL; nieces and nephews-Brian (Jen) Gobeli of Lena, IL, Tara (Tim) Reynolds of Winslow, IL, Becca (PJ) Sullivan of Eagan, MN Ken Jr., Natasha, Brittany and Seth Raymer, Amanda and Samuel Weegens, Matthew, Michael, Ryan and Danny Weegens, Troy (Cheryl) Brose, Tracy Brose, Erica (Eric) Schau of Savanna, IL and Erin (Mark) Wells of Dakota, IL; great nieces and nephew- Brock, Sami, and Emma Gobeli, Conner, Hunter and Isabelle Reynolds, Audrey and Fritz Schau, and Joey and Elwyn Thomm; step mother- Sharon (Frank) Edler of Freeport, IL; and special friends- Gary, Sylvia, and Ross Vehmeier, and Chuck and Sue Kraft.

He is preceded in death by his parents; paternal grandparents- Seth (Margaret) Raymer; maternal grandparents- Oswald (Venice) Drewelow; mother and father-in-law- Bud (Marian) Brose; and brother-in-law- Al Gafkjen.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 from 12:00 Noon-3:00 p.m. at Rafters in Lena, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial has been established in his memory.

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

 

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