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Linda Rae Patin, 62

Linda Rae Patin, 62, of Winslow, IL was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 in Monroe, WI with her husband by her side.

Linda was born on March 9, 1960 in Milwaukee, WI to Raymond and Janet (Pomes) Brown. She attended St. Gregory the Great Elementary School in Milwaukee, WI where she met Bob Patin on the first day of sixth grade. Linda was a 1978 graduate of Alexander Hamilton High School, and she attended the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She was united with Bob in marriage on October 3, 1981 in West Allis, WI. Linda and Bob moved to Chicago, IL in 1982 for his training at Moody Bible Institute and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, living in Chicagoland for 10 years before moving to Winslow in 1991 to serve the Winslow Grace Bible Church family. Linda was a member of WGBC for 31 years.

God blessed Linda and Bob with five children who were the joy and rejoicing of Linda’s life, and for whom she was the center of theirs. She was an intelligent, wise wife and mother who loved teaching her children, having fun with them, watching them grow, and guiding them in life. She was an intensely curious and creative woman who expressed her love by making and giving special things. She was an expert cook and baker, and a gifted artisan who created beautiful flower gardens, home decorations, crochet/macrame art, and jewelry. Linda loved and cherished the time God gave her with all of us in her family, church, and community.

Bob praises God that He used Linda to lead him to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in 1981, and for the privilege of 40 years of marriage to her.

Linda is survived by her husband Bob Patin of Winslow; their children Seth (Brooke) Patin of Raleigh, NC, Luke Patin of Michigan City, IN, Paul (Stacia) Patin and Rebecca Patin of Raleigh, NC, and Elizabeth (Jon) Boyce of Smithfield, NC; three granddaughters, Emma, Natalie, and Lily Patin; sisters Donna (Mark) Krueger, Karen Vanderstone, and Sandy Brown; brothers Bill (Jane) Brown, and Patrick Brown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Michael.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at the Leamon Funeral Home in Lena, IL. A visitation will be from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at the Leamon Funeral Home in Lena, IL. Pastor Kevin Cernek will co-officiate the services with Pastor Bob Patin. Burial will take place at Rock Lily Cemetery in Winslow, IL.

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


Arlin E. Buck, 94

Arlin E. Buck of Hanover IL died August 6, 2022 at home, surrounded by family. Arlin was born May 7, 1928 in Savanna, IL, the son of Orville L. and Carrie C (Wurster) Buck. He attended Lincoln Grade School and graduated from Savanna Township High School. He served in the United States Army in Japan and later at Ft. Leonardwood, MO, where he met and married Jeanne Wrinkle on December 8, 1951. They were married 70 years.

Arlin worked at Nesbitt’s Hardware Store in Savanna, Jahn Heavy Duty Trailer Company and later as a machinist/locksmith at the Savanna Army Depot. He owned and operated Buck’s Security Service in Hanover. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Savanna.

Arlin will be remembered for his honesty and integrity, kind heart, and willingness to help others. He had a great work ethic and a talent for fixing or building anything (always the perfectionist). He was a Godly man who lived out his faith and led by example. Although he was a man of few words, he had great wisdom and was respected by all.

Arlin is survived and lovingly remembered by Jeanne, his wife; sons Rick (Vicki) Buck of Andover, MN and Shawn (Lisa) Buck of Hanover, IL; and three daughters Debbie (Robert) Spoerl of Elizabeth, IL, Diane (Glenn) Putman of Canton, IL, and Denise (Chuck) Jurgensen of Loveland, CO; seven grandchildren Bethany Koehntop, Jeff (Kristine) Spoerl, Drew Jurgensen, Lauren (Kevin) Bryant, Nick (Sarah) Conklin, Sophie Buck and David Buck; nine great-grandchildren Rhodes, Patrick, Isabel, Charlotte, Violet, Jude, Myla, Elijah and Luke; and brother George Buck of Rockford, IL. He will be dearly missed by many friends and family.

Arlin is preceded in death by his parents and three grandchildren Allison Conklin, Carrie Spoerl, and Ricky Buck. He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law John Conklin.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. until the start of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Hanover, IL. Burial followed in the Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover.

Pearl City

Peggy Kempel, 61

Peggy Kempel age 61, passed away at FHN Memorial Hospital on Tuesday August 9, 2022. She was born on June 29, 1961 to Randall and Helen (Walter) Willhite. She married Karl Kempel on June 14, 1986 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Pearl City, IL. She had various jobs throughout her life including Noller’s, Econo Foods, Blackhawk Credit Union and Walmart. She was a sweet person that enjoyed talking to family and friends. She enjoyed her trips to Georgia to Tybee Island and St. Cathryns. She liked Sunday drives, shopping at malls and online. Cat Brownie was her best friend and enjoyed spending time with her while she relaxed and read. She loved and adored her grandchildren will all her heart and loved making memories with them.

She is survived by her husband Karl Kempel of Pearl City, IL, step-children; Karla (Luke) Broshous of Stockton, Kristopher (Angie) Kempel of Thomasville, GA, step-grandchildren; Taylor, Lily, Warren and Gracie. Parents, 2 sisters; Bonnie (Kerry) Warner of Rockford, IL and Randi (Adrian Niedermeier) Cary of Rock City, IL. Nieces and nephews; Shawn (Kaet) Cary of Dubuque, IA, Amy (Koltyn) Reese of Scales Mound, IL and Nick Holeton of Lebanon, IL.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents; Hazel and Bain Willhite and mother and father in-law; Warren and Helen Kempel.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kent, IL. Visitation was held from 10:00 till time of service at the church. Officiating was Gary Groezinger. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Kent, IL.

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

Scales Mound

Eugene D. Dagle, Sr., 84

Eugene D. Dagle, Sr., age 84 of Scales Mound, IL, passed away at home on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. He was born February 19, 1938 in Des Moines, IA; the son of the late Francis and Lucille (Kolling) Dagle. He married Judith Weier on October 3, 1959; she passed on May 12, 2020.

Eugene owned and operated HD&H Tree Trimming. He also worked at the Iroquois Foundry, McNett Chevrolet, the New Glarus Nursing Home, and at the Hodan Center. Eugene enjoyed traveling and fishing. He also loved “tinkering” with various projects.

He is survived by his children, Arleen Dagle, Margene Dagle, Janine Dagle, Christine Dagle, Eric (Kathy) Dagle, and Eugene (Stephanie) Dagle, Jr .; grandchildren, Wendy Gray, Andrew (Kim) Gray, Jamie (Dena) Dagle, Jenny (James) Williams, Christopher Watson, Bradley Schubert, Robert Risser, Adam (Nicole) Swift, Ashley (Brandon) Hartzel, Tony (Bobbie) Schubert, Jeremy (Maggie) Schubert, and Heather Hayes; niece, Trish Truitt; and 24 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Mitch Dagle; and sister, Corrine.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Condolences may be shared at http://www.walkermortuary.com.

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