August 3, 2022
James “Jim Walter Mordick, 79
James “Jim” Walter Mordick, 79, lifelong Freeport resident, passed away, Saturday July 23, 2022, at UW-Madison Hospital.
Jim was born June 7, 1943, in Freeport, the son of Francis J. and Virginia (Oswalt) Mordick. He married Jeanne Jeffrey December 21, 1984, in Freeport. Jim was a 1961 graduate of Freeport High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968 in the Vietnam War as a helicopter mechanic.
Jim served his apprenticeship for Ironworkers Local 498 (Rockford). He was a Journeyman Ironworker until starting his business, J&J Used Auto Parts (later became A&B Auto Truck Parts) in 1970 with his business partner Jim Jeffrey. Jim along with his wife, Jeanne, and Jim Jeffrey, started A&B Mini Storage in 1989.
Jim will always be remembered for his competitive spirit, whether he was playing cards or negotiating business deals, he loved to win. He loved taking on a challenge. He was brutally honest, you either loved or hated him. Under his rough exterior Jim had a soft heart. In his free time, he loved going to his cabin in Canada and enjoying his favorite past time, walleye fishing. He was a huge fan and supporter of any racing, going to local dirt tracks or following NASCAR. He was extremely proud of his 1937 Chevy Coupe race car #292 which he raced at local tracks when he was young.
Surviving is his wife, Jeanne Mordick of Freeport; sister, Joy (Larry) Thompson of Ridott; uncle, Robert ‘Butch” Mordick of Freeport; nieces Alyson (Jason) Berlin and Bethany (Kelly) Layne both of Houston, Texas; nephews, Luke and Zachary Jeffrey both of Dakota, and Zane Anderson of Navasota, Texas; cousin, Jim Ditswoth; special buddies, Mel Mann, Bill Myers, and Keith Simmons; and his beloved beagle, Abby.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law, Jim Jeffrey.
Per Jim’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established for the Friends Forever Humane Society and Freeport Community Public School Fund in Jim’s memory. Please send Freeport Community Public School Fund contributions to PO BOX 778 Freeport, IL 61032.
Please sign Jim’s guestbook and share a remembrance at http://www.burketubbs.com
Isabelle B. Hudson, 96
Isabelle B. Hudson, 96, of Stockton, IL passed away July 28, 2022 at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe, WI. She was born on October 2, 1925 to Otto and Bertha (Nusbaumer) Munz in Cambria, WI.
She married Glenn L. Lyons of Stockton, IL on June 30, 1946. They had two sons, Larry (Jennie) Lyons and Todd (Debbie) Lyons both of Stockton. On May 14, 1976 she married James H. Hudson.
Isabelle was a bookkeeper most of her life. She enjoyed fishing, crafting, and doing puzzles.
She was preceded in death by both her husbands; her parents; her three brothers, Otto, Bernard and Carl Munz; and her two sisters, Bertha Morton and Berneice Munz.
She is survived by her sons; her grandchildren, Lyndsi (Jeff) Heitkamp of Mindoro, WI, Cory (Missy) Lyons and Shawn (DebbyMae) Lyons of Stockton; her five great grandchildren, Dustin and Alexa Heitkamp and Devin, Aubrey and Kade Lyons; and her sister, Helen Lehr of Monroe.
There will be no services. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.
Donna J. Eadie, 73
Donna J. Eadie, of Hanover, IL, passed away at her home. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, July 30, at St. John the Evangelist in Hanover. Visitation was from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 29, at the Law Jones Funeral Home in Hanover, as well as one hour prior to the visitation at the church.
Donna was born October 25, 1948, daughter of Hans and Margaret (Barron) Wild. She was the youngest of 13 children and grew up on the family farm outside of Hanover. Donna’s family were homesteaders, making the most of what they ate, used, and wore. It was in Hanover where Donna met the love of her life, Lynn Eadie. She was pulled over by officer Eadie for speeding, and needless to say she did not receive a ticket that day. Donna and Lynn married on June 5, 1971. Together they raised two children and celebrated 44 years of marriage until Lynn’s passing in 2015.
While raising her family, Donna put in lots of work on the Eadie family farm, as well as working nights at Eaton Corp, running the guide machine assembly. She was a ball of energy and had an incredible work ethic. On an average day, Donna worked late at the factory, stayed up until 3:00 a.m. making cakes, then woke early to send her kids off to school and finish the farm chores.
Donna had the mind of an artist. Besides making beautiful and delicious cakes, she liked to paint and sketch in her free time. She loved passing time by watching westerns, especially Gunsmoke. She watched every episode, of every season, over three times. At the center of Donna’s life was faith and family. She was a lifelong Catholic, and had a special relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ. She took great pride in her children and grandchildren. Donna’s loving nature and driven spirit lives on in those she loved most.
Donna will be dearly missed by her two sons, Cap (Cecilia) Eadie of Hanover, and Charlie (Terence Maikels) Eadie of Seattle, Washington; four grandchildren, Natalie, Ella, and Cormac Eadie, Brinley Berning, and one grandchild on the way; three siblings, Alberta Wild, Nellie (Nicolas) Bainbridge, and Herman Wild; and many nieces and nephews.
Donna is preceded in death by her husband, Lynn; her parents, Hans and Margaret; and her siblings, William, Mary, John, Margaret, Patrick, Frederick, Michael, and Thomas.