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Stockton

Harold F. Zarn, 90

Harold F. Zarn, 90, of Stockton, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2021.

Born on September 25, 1931 in Lemont, IL, Harold was the son of Arthur and Antoinette (Herbert) Zarn. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, Harold farmed in Westmont (Maple Park), IL, where he met and married Isabel in 1969.

Harold and Isabel moved to Stockton in 1970 to continue farming. Harold loved to farm, and after retiring, enjoyed discussing crops with his friend Bill. In his spare time, he could be found dancing (especially a polka!), playing cards, and taking care of his cats. He loved his family, and got a kick out of introducing his grandchildren and great-grandchildren to ice cream drumsticks, their first time “driving” a tractor, and the pride that comes from a hard day’s work on the farm.

Survivors include his children, Fred (Rhoda) Zarn, Betty (Dave) Raymond, Sandi Moreland, and Wyn (Mary) Meurlott; one sister-in-law, Jan Zarn; twelve grandchildren, two nieces, and numerous great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Isabel; brothers, John and Bob Zarn; sister, Laverda Mammen; step-son, Teri Meurlott; and niece, Ardella Heinz.

A memorial service was held on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton. Condolences may be sent in care of the Hermann Funeral Home in Stockton (hermannfuneralhome.com). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the FHN Foundation.

Freeport

Corolyn “Corky” Cook (Curry) Osterday, 93

Corolyn “Corky” Cook (Curry) Osterday, 93 of Freeport, Illinois passed away at the FHN Memorial Hospital on April 13, 2022.

She was born in Darlington, Wisconsin on January 11, 1929 to Homer and Margaret (Trickle) Curry. Corolyn graduated from Darlington High School in 1947. She married Charles “Charlie” Osterday on August 12, 1950 at the Methodist Church in Darlington. In 2021, Corky and Charlie celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. They had two children together, their son Charles A. Osterday, Jr., of New Paris, IN and daughter Vici Otte of Freeport.

Corky & Charlie moved to Stockton, IL where she was very involved with the family business as store manager at Osterday Electric before becoming a Real Estate Salesperson with Rausch Reality, Inc. She was also a teacher’s aide for a short time at Stockton Elementary School.

Corky was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Corky and Charlie moved to Freeport, IL in 1995 and lived there until her passing.

She is survived by son, Charles A. (Ellyn) Osterday, Jr. of New Paris, IN; daughter Vici (Kevin) Otte, of Freeport. Six grandchildren; Charles A. (Kristi) Osterday, III of Middlebury, IN, Darrin (Abby) Osterday of Archbold, OH, Eric (Elizabeth) Osterday of Vernon, CT, Mitchell (Lauren) Osterday of Whitestown, IN, Heather (John) Cox of Metamora, IL and Matthew (special friend, Amy) Otte of Freeport; sister Cynda Eastlick; sister Bobbi (Jake) Werkheiser; sisters-in-law, Ardith (Larry) Benson and Dorothy Osterday, ten great-grandchildren; Allyson, Christian, Anna, Graycen, Lydia, Owen, Liam, Charlotte, Harrison and Ellie; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband Charlie, who passed away in February, her parents, step mother Agnes, brother Ted Curry; sisters-in-law Hap Curry and Hester Curry; sister-in-law Lois and her husband Harlie Miller; brothers-in-law Lyle Osterday and Dale Eastlick.

Corky cherished her family and friends, enjoyed attending class reunions and loved her time on the Mississippi River with Charlie and their boating friends at the Dubuque Marina. She enjoyed painting landscape scenes as well as decorating for different occasions and holidays. Her grandchildren loved examining their Christmas stockings to see what unique items Grandma had found to stuff in there. Corky was also good at having things in the house that you didn’t know you needed until you needed them.

Corky will always be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt.

Cremation Rights were accorded, and family graveside services will be held at a later date, at Union Grove Cemetery in Darlington, WI. Memorial money will be given to the Stockton Fireworks Committee.

Browntown

Jerald “Jerry” J. Hale, 81

Jerald “Jerry” J. Hale 81, passed away at his home in Browntown, WI on Monday, April 25, 2022.

He was born on October 23, 1940, to Marold and Irene (Jordan) Hale in Waddams Township, IL. Jerry attended Martintown Grade School and Winslow High School. Jerry met and married the love of his life Joanne in 1961. They were married 60 years as of February 2022. Jerry farmed in Cadiz Township for 64 years where he retired from milking in 2006; but remained on the farm he loved until the time of his passing.

Jerry is survived by his wife Joanne; son Rodney (Brenda) Hale of Winslow, IL; daughter Ronda (Howard) House of Newaygo, MI; seven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and one due in November.

He was preceded in death by his; Parents Marold and Irene Hale, In-Laws John and Marian Simons, and Harold Tessendorf.

In keeping up with Jerry’s wishes there will be no funeral. Private family services will be held at a later date.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to SSM Clinic and Hospice of Monroe; especially the hospice nurses, and Vicky that helped make it possible for Jerry to live out his final days on the farm.

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

Karen Mae (Lynch) Dunlavey, 76

Karen Mae (Lynch) Dunlavey, 76 of Browntown, WI passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022. She was born September 29, 1945, in Monroe, WI the daughter of Delbert and Dorothy (Mahlkuch) Lynch. Karen grew up on the family farm south of Browntown WI. She attended Cadiz County School and then attended Junior High and High School in Monroe WI. She graduated from Monroe in 1963. She married A.Charles “Chuck” Dunlavey on July 21, 1963 and together they had 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Her working years were spent at J.S. Huffman for 10 years, Dorman’s for 15 years and Swiss Colony for 17 years. All three places she worked in the lab. She was also a caregiver for many in the family. In her spare time Chuck and her dad helped her with a Big Garden and did lots of canning. One time she remembers canning “100 quarts” of tomatoes in one day… She also loved making pies including the crust. One day in 2012 she made six pies with the help of brother Tom and Rosie. Her sons and nephew were invited, and each could take a pie home.

Karen and Chuck were loved by many people Family and Friends. They enjoyed life and made things fun. They were always ready to help someone, and Karen was always doing something for someone. If it was your birthday, you got a Devils Food Chocolate Cake with peanut butter frosting. It was the best!

She always made time for her 6 grandchildren: Babysitting, picking them up, going to ball games, playing cards, and watching movies at home. Every New Year’s Eve she had the grandkids come over for a party and spend the night. Her grandkids meant everything to her. She also enjoyed traveling. She had 3 special trips with her family and Rosie’s. The first trip was to Florida on the Amtrak Train for Bob and Becky’s wedding. The second was out West to the Black Hills in a rented camper. The third was a trip to Mackinac Island in a van. Later she went to Jamacia for Kevin and Val’s wedding and to Las Vegas to Tom and Dahla’s wedding. The last few years has been trips with the grandkids and their families. In 1958 she went to Canada with her parents and siblings. She always wanted to go back. She had a dream trip back in 2018 – 60 years later she went back with Rosie, Brother Tom, and Dianne.

She is survived by her three children; Kevin and (Val) Dunlavey, Brian and (Staci) Dunlavey and Brett (Brandie Brown) Dunlavey; grandchildren: Seth and Cole Dunlavey, Alex and (Tori) Dunlavey, Benny Dunlavey, Blake and Mikinly Dunlavey; siblings: Thomas Lynch of Mineral Point, Rosemary Simonson of Windermere FL, and many nieces and nephews. A special Niece- Nikki Miglore who would fill the spot when she needed a daughter. A special friend through the years and especially this last year, Joyce Fey. She cooked and cleaned and kept an eye on her.

She was preceded in death by her husband Charles; parents; sister LuAnn Lynch, Ken and Mary Neuenschwander, Bob (Betty) Dunlavey, Frances Dunlavey, Walt Dunlavey, Joe (Joyce) Dunlavey, Donald Dunlavey, and sister-in-law Dahla Lynch.

Vistitation will be held from4:00-8:00pm on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the Leamon Funeral Home in Lena, IL. Funeral Service will be at 10:30 am on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the Leamon Funeral Home in Lena, IL. Officiating the service will be Pastor Bob Patin. Burial will take place at the Cadiz Saucerman Cemetery in Browntown, Wi.

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

 

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