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November 16, 2022



Stockton/Dubuque

Robin Ann Broshous, 61

Robin Ann Broshous, age 61, of Dubuque, IA passed away Sunday, October 30, 2022. She was born in Freeport, IL on May 17, 1961 to Ronald and Janice (Keeffer) Broshous.

Robin was a 1979 graduate of Stockton High School and a 1983 graduate of Finley School of Nursing in Dubuque, IA. Robin had worked as an ER and Critical Care nurse in San Diego, CA, a surgical nurse in Livingston, NJ, and a surgical, ob/gyn nurse in Charleston, SC. She had retired from nursing and moved back to her hometown of Stockton, IL where she worked as a waitress at Karen’s Kitchen, Sully’s Kitchen and Lena Mercantile. Robin was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Stockton and was an Alter Server. She was an avid local, national and international news watcher and loved a good discussion/debate. Like her mother, she enjoyed vintage items and maintained retail space at Lena Mercantile. Robin loved the Lord, her family, her friends, and the color pink.

She is survived by her mother, Janice Broshous of Stockton; her brother, Michael Broshous of Waukee, IA; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Ronald Broshous; her sister, Patricia; and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Stockton at 11:00 a.m. There will be a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.

Freeport

Steve W. Bonnet, 75

Steve W. Bonnet, 75 of Freeport, IL passed away peacefully on Monday November 7, 2022 at Ascension St. Joseph in Freeport, IL.

He was born on December 29, 1946 to William and Lois (Graves) Bonnet in Freeport, IL. He was a 1965 Lena Winslow High School Graduate and was drafted into The Vietnam War and served his country loyally from 1967 until 1969. Steve was employed at Honeywell for over 30 years as an engineer.

During his free time Steve enjoyed golfing, bowling, science fiction, reading and was a history buff. He was a devoted catholic and was a member of the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Freeport, IL.

Steve is survived by his wife Susan of Freeport, IL; 5 Children- Stephanie (Jason) Hintz of Lena, Jeremy Bonnet of Cedarville, Jennifer (Jacob) Nall of Cedarville, Eric (Regina) Schwitz of MA, and Casey (Robert) Gerbode of Lena; 2 grandchildren- Taylor and Tyler Rhodes; 2 great-grandchildren Carson and Lukas; siblings- Terry (Diane) Bonnet, Barb (Mike) Daughenbaugh, and Denny (Joyce) Bonnet.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

A visitation was held on Thursday, November 10, 2022 From 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the Leamon Funeral Home in Lena, IL. A Catholic Funeral Mass was held on Friday, November 11, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Freeport, IL. Private family burial at a later date. Father Peter Snieg officiated the service.

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

Mary Lou Gerdes, 84

Mary Lou Gerdes, age 84 of Freeport, IL, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. She was born September 21, 1938 in Freeport, IL; the daughter of the late Oliver David and Helen Louise (Uhe) Yeager. She graduated from Lena High School in Lena, IL. Mary Lou married Keith George Gerdes on August 3, 1962 in Lena, IL.

She worked for General Casualty. She was an active member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Freeport. Mary Lou had a love for NASCAR and was very devoted to their pets, Little Bear and Rowdy.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Alicia Gerdes, Roberta Gerdes, and Jonathan Gerdes, all of Freeport. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Keith Gerdes; and son, Robert Gerdes.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her name. A private burial service took place on Friday, November 11, 2022 at the Lena Burial Park in Lena, IL with Pastor Lay officiating. Condolences may be shared at http://www.walkermortuary.com.

Warren

Larry G. Boelk, 72

Larry G. Boelk, 72, of Warren, IL passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, November 3, 2022 in Warren, IL. Larry was born on November 7, 1949 in Freeport, Ill to Harold and Mabel (Manthei) Boelk. He spent his time farming rural areas alongside his father, Harold. Larry liked bird watching with his beloved cats.

Larry is survived by his sisters; Shirley (Marty) Brubaker and Linda Graves, both of Freeport, IL, Janice (Steven) Townsend of Indianapolis, IN, and Kathy McAuliff (John Homb) of Port Washington, WI, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Mabel Boelk; niece Debbie Van De Mark.

Funeral services were held at Bartell-Leamon Funeral Home in Warren, IL on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. Visitation was from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Bartell-Leamon Funeral Home in Warren. Father Michael Morrisey officiated the services. Burial will take place at St. Ann Catholic Cemetery in Warren, IL.

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

Winslow

Melvin ‘Mel’ Eads, 67

Melvin “Mel” Eads, 67 of Winslow flew up to Heaven on Monday, November 7, 2022 with is family by his side.

Mel was born on November 17, 1954 in Mendota, IL to Arthur and Louise (Burch) Eads. He was raised and graduated High School in Morrison, IL. He married Angela Nell in South Lake Tahoe, CA in 2016. For many years Mel worked various maintenance and warehouse jobs. Before his retirement he worked at Fitness Lifestyles and Furst McNess in Freeport. Mel liked his Harley Davidson motorcycle and fishing. He loved living in the county and being outdoors.

Not only was Mel a husband, but he was also a brother, son, and a friend to many. He is survived by his wife Angela; 5 children; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; Trixie his horse; and all his chickens.

He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings, many friends and his horse Steve.

The memory of Mel Eads will never be forgotten. God may have him in his keep, but he will forever be in our hearts.

Funeral services will take place at 12:00 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Leamon Funeral Home in Lena, IL. Visitation will be from10:00 until time of service. Officiating will be Sean Huguenin. Cremation rights have been accorded.

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

 

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