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November 17, 2021



Lena

Robert Desmond, 79

Robert Desmond, 79, passed away surrounded by his daughters at home on Thursday, November 4, 2021, in Lena Illinois.

He was born on September 6, 1942, to Robert and Audrey (Monns) Hayes in Chicago Illinois. He married Carol (Livingston) on September 28, 1963, in Oak Park Illinois. He enjoyed a wonderful career managing a warehouse for Sears Roebuck and Company. He loved taking long rides in the country, going to the casino, car shows, and especially spending time with his daughters.

He is survived by his two daughters; Karen Desmond and Sharon (Rich) Huffman; Brother Dennis Desmond; brother-in-law’s George (Mary Ann) Livingston, Jack Livingston, Tom (Gail) Livingston; sister-in-law Pattie Gallo; beloved friend Donna Miller; numerous nieces, nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Carol in April of 2021; brother-in-law’s Norm Powell, Pat Gallo; sisters-in-law’s Darlene Livingston, and Marlene Livingston; and beloved friend Keith Miller.

Per Robert's request no services will be held at this time. 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

Shannon

Donnagene (Linker) Sturtevant, 87

Donnagene (Linker) Sturtevant ,87, went home to be with her Lord on November 7, 2021.

She was born October 30, 1934 in Brookville Illinois, the daughter of Ralph and Mary (Martz) Linker. She graduated from Polo high school in 1952 where she soon met the love of her life, Ronnie Sturtevant. They married July 3, 1954, raised four children and celebrated 67 years of marriage.

Donnagene had a passion for many things. In her younger years she loved gardening, working in her flowerbeds, and cooking meals for her family. She would love decorating her whole house for whatever holiday was coming up. Donnagene looked forward to the weekends whenever there was a good auction so she could add to her many collections. She enjoyed the mornings where she would have breakfast, hang out with the boys around the kitchen table, and then looked forward to her many shopping day adventures with her daughters. Her biggest passion was her family. The whole family loved Sunday afternoons when Donnagene would gather everyone to the house to share a meal and fellowship. The grandchildren loved being around their grandma's table where they were guaranteed a Pepsi party and a good card game. Actually everyone loved being around Donnagene's kitchen table because that's where we always received support and unconditional love. The Chicago Cubs may yet again win the World Series in 2022 as they have one of their biggest fans rooting for them up in heaven now.

Donnagene will be dearly missed by her husband Ronnie of Shannon; two daughters, Valerie(Duane)Ludwig of Shannon and Robin (Larry) Heckman of Shannon; two sons, Steve (Pat) Sturtevant of Shannon and Scott (Lavonne) Sturtevant of Lake Carroll; 13 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by both parents; three brothers, Harold, Randall, and Vernon Linker; and a granddaughter, Heidi Ludwig.

We as a family are missing her dearly, but also celebrating the fact that she is more alive than ever with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and dear Heidi Marie! "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."2 Timothy 4:7

A funeral service was held at 11 :00AM Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Lanark Church of the Brethren followed by burial in the Lanark cemetery. A memorial has been established to honor her memory.

Freeport

Robert V. Adams, 66

Robert V. Adams, 66, formerly of Freeport, passed away November 6, 2021, in Madison, WI.

He was born November 7, 1954, to the late Ralph and Marguerite Adams. For many years, Robert owned a flooring installation business in the Freeport area.

He is survived by brothers Richard, Ralph, Michael; sister Rose; stepchildren Lisa, Jeffrey, Timothy; daughter Laura; grandchildren Brea, Allayna, Giselle, Conner, Nolan; and great-grandchild Gabriella.

Preceding him in death were his parents and sister Susan.

A celebration of life is to be held on a date to be determined. Please visit http://www.fosterfuneralhomes.com to share a memory of Robert.

Stockton

Burrill E. Coppernoll, 100

Burrill E. Coppernoll, age 100, passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Manor Court in Freeport, IL.

He was born on March 26, 1921 at his home in rural Stockton, the second son of Walter L. and Cora (Belk) Coppernoll. He attended Roe’s Corners one room school house located near East Stockton for 8 years, graduating in 1934. He then attended Stockton High School, graduating in 1938. He farmed with his father on the home farm for 16 years. He married Della Mae Dossey at her home near Moberly Missouri on August 16, 1947 and they moved to a home on the Coppernoll Farm where he continued to work with his father and Della taught in the Stockton Grade School, a position she held for 20 years. Burrill and Della Mae shared a love of the rural life and together they used this love to build their own home on the farmland they purchased near Stockton.

Burrill attended the old Morseville Methodist Church as a child and after his marriage to Della Mae, he transferred to the Wesley United Methodist Church in Stockton. He served in many capacities there in committee service, taught the men’s Sunday school class, the high school age class for many years, and when any needs appeared, he was among the first to volunteer. He was a fifty year member of Plum River Masonic Lodge #554 where he served at different times as master and secretary. He was a member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Freeport, and a fifty year member of Stockton Chapter of the Eastern Star #330, where he served his chapter as an officer and worthy patron. As a pilot, he was a member of the Rockford Hanger of QB’s, a member of both the AOPA and the EAA. He joined the JoDaviess County Farm Bureau in 1947 and still maintains his membership.

He is survived by his two children, Mrs. Michael (Nancy) Redig of Tallahassee, FL and William (Lisa) Coppernoll of Freeport, IL; his grandchildren, Courtney Coppernoll, Keegan Coppernoll, Keelie Oswalt, Jaylynn Coppernoll, JaydaRae Coppernoll, and Jaxyn Coppernoll; his great grandchildren, Mylah, Derion, Jamir, and Akira.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years, Della Mae; his brothers, Donald Coppernoll and John Coppernoll; his nephews, Larry Coppernoll and Scott Coppernoll; he leaves many friends both in his home town of Stockton but also throughout the state of Illinois who became friends of his through the years of his association with the pilots and aircraft owners of the state.

The funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at the Hermann Funeral Home in Stockton at 11:00 a.m. There will be a visitation on Monday, November 15, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 6:00 p.m. also at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.

Ira Eldon “Shorty” Logemann, 87

Surrendering to dementia, chronic diabetes and bone problems, Ira Eldon “Shorty” Logemann age 87 passed away peacefully at his family farmhouse on November 11 in Yankee Hollow in Stockton, IL. His beloved farm was a challenge to him since 1960.

He was born to Ira Claude and Estella Darnell Logemann on August 12, 1934. Nine siblings and Eldon were all born at home in the Stockton area. He became good friends with Wayne Wand while working on farms in the Elizabeth area.

He is a 1952 graduate of Stockton High School. One Christmas day during his high school years, he fell on a patch of ice. The fall fractured his hip and left him in a body cast and crutches for quite some time. Due to his resulting hip issues, his brother Bruce called him “Shorty”. With his big smile, he carried that name for the rest of his life.

In 1962, Shorty married Mary Lou Gaston (Sparkie) at the Middle Creek Presbyterian Church in Winnebago, IL. Shorty and Sparkie raised 5 wonderful children on their Yankee Hollow farm near Stockton. Along with pig farming, he worked 30 years at Atwoods in Stockton where he was a union president for some time. Shorty and Sparkie were members of a Euchre club for 55 plus years, and a New Years Eve card party bunch. His Euchre groups kept a big smile on his face. He also enjoyed his extremely helpful Yankee Hollow neighbors and farm families.

Even with his loss of mobility and continued dementia, his final wish was granted as he was able to spend his final days at home in the continuous care of wife Sparkie and son Eric.

A big thanks to Dr. Tawfik and his staff.

Survivors include wife Sparkie, daughters Ann (Bob) Rogers and Lois (Jeff) Stultz and son Eric. Grandchildren Brant Rogers (Sarah), Clint Rogers (Megan Gross), Anicka Stoikes (Will), Jenee, Tomiya, and Nevaeh Stultz. Two great-grandsons and soon-to-be great-granddaughter. His many nieces and nephews were like siblings to him also.

Shorty was pre-deceased by all nine of his siblings, son Craig in 1991, and daughter Dana in 1995.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov 20 from 9am to 11am at Stockton Calvary Methodist Church in Stockton. A short service will follow. Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.

 

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