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November 24, 2021



Lanark

Robert W. Lindsay, 84

Robert W. Lindsay, age 84 of Lanark, passed away Saturday, November 13, 2021 at home. A private family service will be held with burial in the Lanark Cemetery. Law Jones Eastland is in charge of arrangements.

Robert was born August 14, 1937 in Lanark, the son of Robert and Lois (Smith) Lindsay. The family moved to Mt. Carroll and Robert graduated from the Mt. Carroll High School with the Class of 1955. Robert married the love of his life, Carol Lotz on July 5, 1959. They raised two sons in Lanark and enjoyed 62 years of marriage. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, his family was his pride and joy.

From a young age, Robert was able to see from only one eye, and later in life, he became completely blind. He and Carol were true partners as they counted on each other to make it through each day. He loved spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren. They meant the world to him. The adventures and stories they had together are numerous. Robert will forever hold a huge place in the family’s hearts.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Carol; his son, Shaun (Mindy) Lindsay of Mt. Carroll; grandson, Kobe Lindsay; and granddaughter, Mackenzie Lindsay. He is preceded in death by his son, John Lindsay; a nephew, Scott Lindsay; his brother, Greg Lindsay; and his parents, Robert and Lois Lindsay.

Stockton

Norbert M. Mlott, 94

Norbert M. Mlott, 94, of Stockton, formerly of Lake Zurich, IL, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, November 15, 2021. He was born June 6, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois to Michael and Clara (Tomczak) Mlotkowski.

He married Beverly Ann Eichmann on June 18, 1955, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lake Zurich, IL. Norbert served in the United States Army from 1942-1945 where he fought in World War II. He went on to be the plant supervisor at Burgess Vibrocrafters Inc. for 18 years. He then started his own dry-cleaning business in the early 1960’s and continued until his retirement in 1990.

He loved being outside and taking care of his property. He made it enjoyable and when he was finished, he took extra pride in the fact that it looked like a park. Norbert was a huge fan of golfing and bowling. During the winter months they would travel to South Padre Island in Texas and Florence, Arizona. He would enjoy listening to music but always preferred his Jazz.

Norbert is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Beverly Ann (Eichmann) Mlott of Stockton, formerly of Lake Zurich, Illinois; four Children- Julie (Joseph) Kedzior of Streamwood, Illinois, Jim (Lynne) Mlott of Indianapolis, Indiana, Jill Rice of Harrisville, Michigan, Joan (Randy) Brown of Lake Zurich, Illinois; 12 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; three brothers-in-laws Glen (Peggy) Eichmann, Kevin (Siony) Eichmann, Dale (Tammy) Eichmann; many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters- Helen (Osman) Durmus, and Alice (Henry) Buch.

Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Stockton, IL. Visitation was held from 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday, November 19, 2021, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Stockton, IL. Burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Stockton, IL.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his memory for Holy Cross Catholic Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.leamonfh.com.

Elizabeth

Miles H. Kahl, 94

Miles H. Kahl, age 94, of Elizabeth, IL, passed away on November 16, 2021 at his home in Elizabeth. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Elizabeth. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Elizabeth, as well as one hour prior to the service at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made in Miles’ honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com

Miles was born December 29, 1926, to Miles McKinley Kahl and Elizabeth ‘Lizzy’ (Wand) Kahl. Who lived on Madison Street, Elizabeth, Illinois from 1920–1926. His father was a blacksmith and his mother a homemaker. Betty and Miles started dating in their junior year at Elizabeth 1942 – 1943. They graduated in June 1944. He worked at Freeport Buick Company in Freeport. Soon thereafter Miles went to work at the Savanna Army Depot where his dad worked. He was a Munitions Handler in the Small Arms Plant. Then was transferred to Machines Shop working in the stockroom.

Miles was drafted into WWII. He was in the Army in March 1945. He took basic training at Fort McLellan, Alabama. He was in the 22nd Battalion. He came home on a short leave in July 1945 and then reported to Fort Riley, Kansas. He shipped out to Fort Ord, Camp Beale in California for Boot Camp. After the completion of Boot Camp, he returned to Fort Riley, Kansas, to assemble and get ready to go overseas. He boarded his ship, USS James O’Hara, APA90 to San Francisco. He crossed the equator twice and after 31 days on ship landed at Manila Luzon, Philippines Island. Miles arrived at his destinations between the two big atomic bombings. He was transferred to the 4281 St. Quartermaster and became Company clerk. Then he was transferred to Headquarters Squadron of the 403rd Troop Carrier Group in the Air Corps at Clark Field on Luzon. He was assigned as Administrative Non-Commissioned Officer. His outpost was assigned Mail Delivery throughout the South Pacific from Hawaii to Australia. He was transferred again to the 13th Troop Carrier Squadron at Nichols Field in Manila, Luzon. He had a few trips as a Commander Officer’s Courier to Japan, Hawaii, and Australia. Occasionally the pilot let him fly the C54 4-engine from Manila to Australia. He liked flying. Miles left Manila in October 1946 and arrived in San Francisco, California fifteen days later. He crossed the 180th Meridian, International Date Line going overseas and coming back. He went to Oakland Army Base and shipped out the next morning for Camp Beale, California, were he received an honorable discharge. He arrived home in October 1946 (Elizabeth, Illinois). His discharge took effect in December.

Miles returned to work at the Savanna Army Depot as a Plumber’s Helper. Betty and Miles started dating again. He advanced to ‘Grade 9’ to become a Journeyman Plumber – Steamfitter then advanced to a lead position. Betty and Miles were married in St. Mary’s Catholic Church on May 8, 1948, at in Elizabeth, Illinois. They lived in Hanover, IL, for a short time. This was when they were blessed with their first child. They lived in Weston where they had three more children.

They then moved to Elizabeth, IL. Miles became an assistant Foreman in Plumbing and Steam fitting section in 1964. He was appointed Assistant Chief of Utilities from 1970 to 1976. He was assigned as Foreman over Roads, Rails and Grounds, Preventive Maintenance Shop, Paint Shop and Sheet Metal Shop in 1976. Miles retired on December 30, 1981, with 37 years of service. Miles and Betty loved to travel. He liked to duck and squirrel hunt and drive their boat on the Mississippi.

The family enjoyed many fun times over the years at their cabin on the Mississippi River. Miles was elected Mayor of Elizabeth in 1977. He served 4 terms (16 years) and retired in 1993 as Mayor. He belonged to the VFW in Hanover, Illinois where he acted as an Adjutant and a Commander. Miles started driving school bus as a substitute driver which turned into a regular route in 1985. He retired as driver in 1995. He was a Knights of Columbus member too. His favorite charity was St Jude’s Children's Hospital. After living on his own for five years he moved in with his son, Jim, and his wife in Durand, IL (May 2011) but he retained his house in Elizabeth. He moved back to Elizabeth, along with Jim and his wife, in March 2020. Miles left four children: Connie (Steve) Bogart, Jeanette (John) Biava, Janice (Ted) Rinehart, Jim (Connie) Kahl and six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren

Shannon

Brian J. Bormann, 55

Brian J. Bormann, age 55, of Shannon, Illinois, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 29, 2021 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Shannon. Visitation will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Cremation with burial in Miles Cemetery will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Serenity Hospice, the Preston Fire Department or the Shannon Fire Department.

Brian was born March 30, 1966, the son of Daryl and Beverly (Michel) Bormann. He attended Preston High School, graduating with the Class of 1984, and later earned his associate’s degree from Kirkwood College. Brian would go on to marry Kris Culver. Together they had two sons. Later in life, Brian married Denise Hammer. Denise and her four boys brought their family to a total of eight.

Brian was a four-time cancer survivor, starting with leukemia at age 5. It was a battle he continued to fight his entire life, he fought long and hard to survive. He was a truck driver who delivered milk for many years, until his illnesses forced him into early retirement.

Brian was happiest when providing service to others. He served on the Preston Fire Dept for 27 years, and later became a Shannon Fire trustee, continuing to serve his community. He was a Bellevue City Council member, and a 4th degree Knight of Columbus. He also spent a lot of time helping neighbors with yard work.

Brian was a loyal Iowan, very proud of his hometown roots. The Iowa Hawkeyes were near and dear to his heart, in every sport but especially Football. Many Saturday schedules were altered to accommodate the Hawkeyes game. Sports were really a focus for Brian, watching the Houston Astros, Miami Dolphins, and occasionally a Chicago sports team to appease Denise. NASCAR was another love, especially the Henerick motor sports team. Brian attended several NASCAR races around the country.

Travel became a big part of Brian’s life. He loved going on new adventures. He and Denise enjoyed trips to both coasts, Hawaii, Europe, the Panama Canal, and the Caribbean. Cruising was one of Brian’s favorite things. He especially enjoyed time spent with his sons while boating on the Mississippi, fishing and camping. Spending time with the grandchildren, attending their activities and sporting events was also something that he loved.

Brian was generous with both his time and attention, and through all of the trials he faced, a smile and his dry witted humor were always on display. He was loved by many for his perseverance and kindness.

Brian will be dearly missed by two sons, Devon and Brendon Bormann of Bellevue, Iowa; four stepsons, Matt (Robin) Hammer of Lanark, Illinois, Sean (Jorge) Hammer of Winnebago, Illinois, Derek Hammer of Shannon, Illinois and Billy (Stephanie) Hammer of Shannon; his parents, Bev and Daryl Bormann; his mother-in-law, Marcy Buehler; four grandchildren, Jade, Bryce, Peyton, and Sawyer; one sister, Sheila (Brian) Whalen of Urbandale, Iowa; two brothers, Bradley (Christi) Bormann of Urbandale, and Jason (Stacy Clark) Bormann of Chicago, Illinois. Brian is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, an aunt, Mary Ellen; two uncles Glenn Bormann and Darrell Michel; and two special friends, Yvonne and Don Lubben

 

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