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August 4, 2021



Eleroy

Eileen A. Snapp, 92

Eileen A. Snapp, 92, of Eleroy, Illinois passed away in her home on Saturday, July 24, 2021 with her family by her side.

Eileen was born in Schapville, Illinois on April 30, 1929. She graduated from Scales Mound High School and was united in marriage to Ed Snapp on October 28, 1950 at the Schapville Presbyterian Church.

Eileen lived and worked in Iowa and Illinois while raising her 6 children – finally settling in Eleroy following the birth of her twins. She worked in several factories, including Flexsteel (Dubuque), WT Rawleigh (Freeport), and Micro Switch (Honeywell) – where she retired after 20 years. During retirement, she delighted in the opportunity to care for several of her grandchildren and also helped Ed with the Huron Market (established in Eleroy in 1991). One of the highlights of her life was being cast in a commercial for the Little Lotto, though she never bought a ticket.

Eileen was loved by everyone and considered a prayer warrior and a saint by her family and friends. As a member of the Lena United Methodist Church, since 1967, she was an active member of the United Methodist Women (UMW); she spent every Tuesday with several ladies of the church quilting beautiful blankets; she also sewed all of her love into quilts for her children, rode horses bareback as a teenager, enjoyed reading, and taught dad how to dance. Three things you could always count on if you stopped by the Snapp household for a visit – a game of Euchre, “42”, or Yahtzee, music (usually Johnny Cash, Blake Shelton or dad singing in the rocking chair), and a cup of tea or coffee. She was also an avid fan of General Hospital and Patsy Montana – even getting on stage and singing one of Patsy’s hits “I want to be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” with the local artist, Larry Michael – yodeling included! Go Cubs!

Eileen is survived by her daughters Marilyn Kay (Dick) Marchel of Freeport, IL, Lilah Mae (Kelvin) Stoel of Colorado, Springs, CO, Ima Renee’ Lindstrom of Monument, CO, Colleen Rae (Jerry) Alton of Ashland, WI, and Roberta Faye Rogers of Eleroy, IL; her 11 grandchildren Christopher (Leanne) Lindstrom, David (Kristi) Hyland, Cassaundra (Bret) Garegnani, and Matthew Stoel all of Colorado, Jacob Alton of Wisconsin, Kyle (Ashton) Alton of Ontario Canada, Michael Snapp and Rebecca Snapp both of Arizona, Mariela Snapp Roan of New Mexico, Drew Rogers of Illinois, and Cody (Taylor) Rogers of Wisconsin; her great-grandchildren London, Riley, Emerson, Adrianna, Gemma, Charlie, and Ivan “Mack”; her brother-in-law David (Eleanor) Snapp, many beloved nieces and nephews, and special friends Jerry and Sharon Fox.

Eileen was preceded in death by her parents George and Anna (Dotzel) Winter, her husband Edward Herbert Snapp, her son Robert Edward Snapp, her siblings and their spouses Robert (Genevieve) Winter, Verle (Shirley) Winter, Marie (Harold) Laman, and Ardale (Stanley) Fry, and her husband’s family Christ and Ima Snapp, Donna (Bob) Schneider, and Ralph (Irene) Snapp.

Visitation was held at Leamon’s Funeral Home in Lena on Friday, July 30, 2021 from 4 pm to 8 pm with funeral services on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 10 am at the Lena United Methodist Church with Pastor Keri Rainsberger officiating. A celebratory meal was held in fellowship hall immediately following the service.

Eileen will be laid to rest near her husband and son in a private ceremony at White Oak Cemetery in Forreston. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.leamonfh.com.

Stockton

Warren & Krissy Mohrbacher

Kristine K. Mohrbacher (Nelson) passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Waverly Place in Stockton. Warren “Cowboy” C. Mohrbacher, 91, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Waverly Place in Stockton.

Cowboy and Krissy were united in marriage on February 3, 1984.

They both loved animals and worked with animals throughout their lives. They worked alongside each other at the racetracks.

Graveside services will be performed at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at West Ella Highland Cemetery in Apple River, IL, where military honors will be performed for Cowboy.

A celebration of their lives will be held immediately following the graveside services at 306 E. Hickory Street in Apple River, IL, with a rain location at the Apple River Park House. Friends and family of Cowboy and Krissy look forward to seeing you there.

Lena

Allen B. Hawkinson, 84

Allen B. Hawkinson, 84, of Lena, IL passed away at his home on Thursday, July 29, 2021 surrounded by his family.

Allen was born on March 13, 1937 in Riverside (Gratiot, WI) to Russel and Alice (Zuberbuhler) Hawkinson. He served his country in the United States Air Force from 1955-1959. He was stationed in Iceland on the DEW Line for one year as a radar operator. Allen married Cathryn “Peggy” Yeager on April 30, 1960 in Apple River, IL. Allen retired from Kelly-Springfield on March 1, 1997 after over 33 years. He enjoyed his grandchildren, great-grandchild, fishing, telling stories; some were true, others…who knows!

Allen is survived by his children; Scott (Chris) Hawkinson of Prairie Du Sac, WI, Marsha (Mark) Bosch of Plainfield, IL, Steve (Connie) Hawkinson of Monroe, WI, Lori Upmann of Lena, IL, and Rhonda Hawkinson of Madison, WI, his step-daughter; Rita Sauer of Prior Lake, MN, grandchildren; Lauren, Kylee, Courtney (Jason), Sydney, Jacob, and Maggie, a great-granddaughter Elyse, his brothers; Eugene (Nancy) Hawkinson, Don (Diane) Hawkinson, and Van (Mary) Hawkinson, sister; Sandra Mau, sister-in-law; Pam Yeager, and Pat Hawkinson, brother-in-law; George Yeager, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Peggy, son-in-law Kevin Upmann, brother Gary Hawkinson, brothers-in-law Ralph Mau and Bill Yeager, and a sister-in-law Carol Thiltgen.

Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lena, IL. A visitation will be from 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Leamon Funeral Home in Lena, IL. Father Andrew Skrobutt will officiate the services.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lena, IL. A memorial has been established in his name. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.leamonfh.com.

 

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