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Shannon

Lorraine Catherine Stutzman, 87

Lorraine Catherine Stutzman, age 87, of Shannon, IL passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She was born November 29, 1934 in Mandan, ND to the late Christian and Rose (Walters) Schmidt. Lorraine married Jack Barth on January 10, 1956. Jack passed away June 19, 1979. Lorraine married William “Bill” Stutzman on August 9, 1980.

Lorraine was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Shannon where she was also a member of the Ladies Society. She had a very strong faith and always started her days off by reading the Bible. She was a member of the Shannon Ladies Auxiliary and served as Chaplain. She was also a member of the Shannon Moose Lodge. Lorraine was the head of the food pantry in Hanover for 7 years and owned/operated a food stand with her husband Bill for 17 years. She was an old fashioned homemaker who loved to cook and bake. She also enjoyed crocheting and gardening, but most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Stutzman of Shannon; her sons, Kevin (Connie) Barth of Yorkville and Keith (Lavon) Barth of Freeport; her daughter, Jacqueline (George Reevertes) Cornelius of Byron; her adopted daughter, Cheryl Lise Ocasio Jacobo of FL; her step children, Debbie Greenfield of Lanark, Barbara Briggs of Baileyville, Shirley Williams of Mt. Carroll, John Stutzman of Yuma, AZ, and David Stutzman of Dale, TX; her brothers, Leonard Schmidt, Daniel (Marlene) Schmidt and Jerald Schmidt; her sisters, Hildagard Bachmeier, Donna Mae Olson and Connie (Doug) Livengood; her 22 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Jack; her son, Kenneth Barth; her brothers, George and Edward Schmidt; and several in-laws.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Shannon at 10:00 a.m. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Hermann Funeral Home in Shannon from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.

Lena

Mary Monica Rizzo, 92

Mary Monica Rizzo (known by most as “Mona”) of Lena, IL passed away on February 21, 2022, in Freeport, IL. She was born February 3, 1930, to Leo and Julia (Novak) Dwyer in Hinsdale, IL and was a life-long Illinois resident.

She attended high school at Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park. In order to attend, she worked various part-time jobs to raise the funds for her tuition. Mona was an aspiring commercial artist and studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. She had excellent secretarial skills and worked at an insurance agency and other firms in downtown Chicago. She met the love of her life, Salvatore J. Rizzo, while skating at a roller rink. They married on October 8, 1955, at St. Frances Xavier Catholic Church in La Grange, and started their family in the Village of Downers Grove.

Mona enjoyed camping with Sal and the family which led them to eventually discover Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park, prompting the couple to relocate to Lena after Sal’s retirement. She liked travel and visited Arizona, California, Washington State, other locations in the US, and Italy. She was enthused about greeting cards, birds, following her favorite pro sports teams, sharing recipes, collecting cookbooks, and celebrating the holidays, especially Christmas. Other interests included sewing, ceramics, and attending local high school plays with her girlfriends. Mona regularly participated in a Lena Tuesday night art class where she socialized while expressing her artistic talents. She loved being in touch with good friends and relatives. Mona practiced her unshakeable Christian faith, recited a daily rosary, and was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. As a dedicated wife and mother, she made a comfortable, nurturing home, and encouraged her family to work hard and pursue their dreams.

Mona is survived by 4 children: Tracy Rizzo of Chicago, IL; Sandra (John Diamond) Rizzo of Mesa, AZ; Mary (Mauro Rutili) Rizzo of San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy; and Gregory (Andrea) Rizzo of Evergreen Park, IL, and 6 grandchildren: Paul Diamond; Monica Rizzo; Philip Rizzo; Christopher Rizzo; Anna Rizzo; and Miriam Rutili. She has one surviving sister, Rogene Rosinski. She is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Mona is preceded in death by: her parents; husband Salvatore (2003); brother Lloyd Brian Dwyer; sister Marguerite Westendorf; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation was held at Leamon Funeral Home, Lena Illinois, on Monday, February 28, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., followed by a Catholic funeral Mass, 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lena, IL. Officiating was Father Michael Morrisey. Mona was also celebrated later that day at a chapel service at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL, where she is to be interred near her husband and parents.

A memorial has been established in her name. Condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.leamonfh.com

Hanover

Robert H. “Bob” Davidson, 78

Robert H. “Bob” Davidson was a man of character, honor and hard work, often being a role-model to his sons and daughter. At the age of 78, Bob passed away suddenly from natural causes at home.

A Celebration of Life service was held at 11:00 am Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the Savanna First United Methodist Church. Visitation was held prior to the service from 9:00 – 11:00 am at the Church. A luncheon gathering was held immediately following. Friends are invited to share in Bob’s life at lawjonesfuneralhome.com

Bob was born August 3, 1943 and grew up in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York. He is a 1962 graduate of Cornwall Central High School. It was in high school that he started to follow his dream of flying by building model airplanes, and shortly after graduation received his pilot’s license. He also joined the US Navy where he served aboard the USS Franklin D Roosevelt aircraft carrier until 1964. Bob then enrolled in Northrup School of Technology, Inglewood, California where he received an Associates in Aircraft Mechanics, and in 1971 a Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering. During these years, Bob met the love of his life, Judy Murray. They were married January 11, 1969. They raised a family as they moved around the country to follow Bob’s work, enjoying every adventure.

From 1971 – 1975, Bob worked for Grumman Aerospace as a field service representative on the F-14 Tomcat. He then went to work for the Department of Defense, first on various testing programs for the Navy at Patuxent River Naval Air Test Center until 1989. He then transferred to work on explosive safety programs for the Army at the Savanna Army Depot and the Rock Island Arsenal until his retirement. In retirement, Bob served from 2005 to 2015 as a Safety Officer for FEMA.

Bob and Judy are members of the First United Methodist Church of Savanna. He loved working outdoors as a hobby farmer. He was talented at chainsaw carving and always working on new inventions. He enjoyed passing down the things he knew to his kids and grandchildren.

Bob will be dearly missed by his wife, Judy; two sons, Jonathan Davidson of Freeport, and Jeffrey (Kristine) Davidson of Boonsboro, Maryland; his daughter, Mary Schoenecker of Chicago; five grandchildren, Devin, Erika, Jakob, Rebeka and Nathan; and his sister, Donna (Donald) Spooner of Bucksport, Maine. He is preceded in death by both parents.

Elizabeth

Kathleen Rose McCall, 68

Kathleen Rose McCall, better known as Kathy, left her fingerprints behind on everyone she met. Her heart was too big to keep all to herself; she was known for making everything, and everyone feel special.

Kathy was born March 14th, 1954, in Cuba City to Geneva Wand and is proceeded in death by her father, Cleland J. Altfillisch. Kathy is survived by her loving husband, Dale E. McCall, whom she married on July 7th, 1972, at St. Mary’s Church in Elizabeth, Illinois. Together, they welcomed three daughters: Aimee L. McCall, Tammy (David) L. Winter, Lisa (Timothy) L. Wuebben, as well as claimed Ashley (Jason) Sites.

Kathy wasn’t only a devoted and caring mother but also an incredible grandmother. Known respectively as both Gram and Granny, she has 7 biological grandchildren, Nicholas J. Hanson, Olivia C. Winter, Jenna P. Hanson, Judas A. Benson, Thomas D. Winter, Riley M. McCall; 3 step-grandchildren, Coral E. Wuebben, Zachary M. Wuebben, Autumn (Xavier) A. Watson, as well as 2 claimed grandchildren, Kylie Sites, and Parker Sites. She proceeded in death by her grandson Cody M. Benson.

Kathy was a very involved member of the community, spending lots of her time working at the Elizabeth State Bank and Guy's Towing in Galena, Illinois. She was also an Associate Member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, a Financial Committee member at St. Mary's Church, as well as a former member of the Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce.

Kathy was known as 'the busiest retired person'. She enjoyed scrapbooking, playing poker, walking her dog, Rocky, going to Las Vegas with her girls, year-round, Christmas shopping, listening to Elvis Presley, as well as calling her children and grandchildren at every hour of the day.

The McCall Family wants to thank the Jo Daviess County Sherriff's Department, the Elizabeth Fire Department, the Elizabeth Ambulance Services, Galena EMS, Galena Police Department, Guy's Towing Services as well as anyone else who expressed sympathy and kindness.

Freeport

Christopher Nelson Moore, 73

Christopher Nelson Moore, age 73, passed away at home February 2, 2022. He was born March 18, 1948 in Newton, MA to George N Moore and Jeanne Laurent. Christopher was married to Joanna M. Hartung on March 29, 2012 in Freeport, IL.

Christopher's passion for his family ties to France was known to all who knew him. He visited there and spent time in the rural village where his mother lived much of her life. He went to University of California at Berkeley and never tired of the memory of those golden years of youth and vitality. In later years he settled in Stephenson County, finding his wife to be whom he remembered from his past life 25 years before. At that time, he developed a business around barn lumber which took him and his wife around the country. Christopher also worked as a stucco mason, mostly in California.

Christopher loved to tell stories, and his greatest pleasure was in dining with friends and regaling them with stories, past and present. His knack for mimicry and humor made his listeners laugh as loud as he did. Although he was raised in the city and loved its energy, he lived his last decades in the country and grew to love rural peace and quiet. In his late years he doted on his fine cat, Misha, and mourned deeply that animal's demise.

Christopher was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Charles Ellis. In addition to his wife, Joanna, he is survived by his stepsons Graham (Heather) in Crete, Illinois and Garth (Mary) of Chicago, three step-grandchildren, his brother Nicholas, Patrick (in California) and sister Shannon, nieces and extended family (in France), sisters Amanda and Victoria (in Australia), as well as a great circle of friends.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and a family memorial gathering will be held in the summer.

Walker Mortuary is assisting the family and condolences can be shared for Christopher at http://www.walkermortuary.com

Donald “Don” Maves, 77

Donald “Don” Maves age 77, of Freeport passed away after an extended illness on Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

Don was born on May 7, 1944, to Robert and Betty (Bollon) Maves in Freeport, Illinois. He married Mary Dunaway in 1973. Don was an Army Veteran that served in the Vietnam War. He was a Lineman for Northwestern Telephone Co. and Contel. Don was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and just being outdoors.

Don is survived by wife- Mary of Freeport, IL; 3 children- Deb (Jack) Rife of Lena, Scott E. (Teresa) Yount of Cedarville, Sam Maves of Freeport; 7 grandchildren - Robert Knoll, Jacob Knoll, Scott R (Nicole) Yount, Melissa (Scott) Byrne, Camden, Lea and Autumn Maves; 7 great-grandchildren- Saige, Jordan, Kaydan, and Brianna Yount, Wyatt, Jazmyn, and Abygail Byrne; 1 brother- Grant Maves and 1 nephew-Ryan Maves.

He is proceeded in death by his parents.

Per Don’s request no services have been scheduled. Cremation Rites have been accorded. A memorial has been established in his name.

The family would like to thank the staff at FHN Hospice and the staff at Ascension Living Saint Joseph Village for all the care they received.

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

 

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