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Warren

Edner D. Severson, 88

Edner D. Severson, 88 of Warren, IL passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at his home, with his family by his side.

He was born on August 8, 1934 to Clarence and Bonnie (Winden) Severson in Green County, Wisconsin. Edner served his country in the United States Army from 1956-1958. He married June Vance on January 31, 1959.

Edner farmed in the rural Blanchardville, WI area, worked at the foundry in Browntown, WI, for Structo in Freeport, IL and retired after 30 years of service from Kelly Springfield Tire Company in Freeport, IL. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, golfing, and planting flowers. Edner also enjoyed playing poker, scratch off lottery tickets, and playing slot machines. He loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and grand-dogs.

Edner is survived by his children Bonnie Wolff of Rochester, MN, Mark (Peggy) Severson of Apple River, IL, Anita Dauen of Warren, IL, Chris (Rick) Vick of Orangeville, IL, and Jason Severson of Warren, IL, 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, brothers and sisters; Charlene Burkeland, Gloria Boatman, Luther (Joyce) Severson, Sylvanus (Sandy) Severson, Lois Millikin, brothers-in-law Jim (Janice) Vance, and James Rhea, sister-in-law Kathy Callahan (Cooter), and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife June in 2011, his brother Sylvan Severson, sons-in-law Kenny Dauen and Rick Wolff.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 21, 2022 at Bartell-Leamon Funeral Home in Warren. A visitation was from 2:00-5:00 PM on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Bartell-Leamon Funeral Home in Warren. A luncheon followed the services at the American Legion in Warren. Pastor Dennis Perger officiated the services. Cremation rites will be accorded. Private family burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Warren, IL.

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

Lanark

Maria Lynn Lynch, 56

Maria Lynn Lynch will be missed for her spunky personality, her ability to brighten any situation, her beautiful smile and mostly the sound of her infectious laughter. At the age of 56, Maria Lynch, of Lanark, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022, in the loving care of her family, with the support of Serenity Hospice. A Celebration of Life gathering was held at 1 pm, Saturday, November 26, at Law Jones Eastland in Lanark, with a service at 4:00 p.m.

Maria was born February 19, 1966, in Freeport, IL, the daughter of Dolf and Emma (Wilbur) Amundson. She met the love of her life at her fifteenth birthday party, Raymond Dean Lynch III. They became friends, then dated, and on September 18, 1982 they married in Lena, IL. They have celebrated 40 years of marriage and raised two children, Amanda and Raymond Dean IV.

Maria enjoyed anything involving the outdoors and sunshine, including gardening, taking care of all her flowers and plants, feeding and watching the squirrels and birds, motorcycle rides, and Sunday rides in the old truck with Ray. She had a profound love for music, walks on Daytona Beach (especially at sunrise), and eating at Crabby Joe’s with the waves crashing under her feet. But most of all, she loved spending time with all her grandbabies, they were the sunshine of her life and brought her so much joy.

She worked for General Casualty Insurance in Freeport, and later at Fehr-Graham Engineering and Environmental for over 16 years. At Fehr-Graham she was a valuable part of the team, handling customers, phone calls, computer work and working closely with everyone to complete many projects.

She will be dearly missed by her husband, Raymond Dean Lynch; her daughter, Amanda Johnson; her son Raymond Dean (Brittany) Lynch, IV; her three knights in shining armor, Hunter, Phoenix, and Mason; her little princess, Vivian; and her sister, Cheryl.

Maria was proceeded in death by her parents, Dolf and Emma Amundson; and her father and mother-in-law, Ray and Dianne Lynch.

Stockton

Thomas P. Murphy, 92

Thomas P. Murphy, Age 92, passed away November 12, 2022.

Born in Freeport, Illinois April 13, 1930 Tom grew up in Stockton, Illinois where he married his high school sweetheart Colleen O'Connor in 1952. They were married 65 years until her death in 2017. Tom and Colleen moved to Bradenton in 1992 and later became residents of Freedom Village.

Tom was a veteran of the US Army having retired as a Lt. Colonel after 20 years of active service. He served two tours in Korea in 1950-51 and again in 1956-57, was a graduate of the Defense Language Institute and the Command and General Staff College. He then worked an additional twenty four years before retiring from Oscar Mayer Food Corporation.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church and later Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church and the IMG country club.

Tom could be seen walking in the mornings and then sitting in front of his residence at Freedom Village greeting people coming and going. He was an avid golfer and baseball fan especially for the Chicago Cubs.

He is survived by his son Mike Murphy (Nancy) and two grandsons Jeff (Cheyenne), Dan (Katie) Murphy and two great grandsons Lukas and Jackson. Service and burial were at Sarasota National Cemetery on Monday November 28 at 10:30 am. Memorials may be made to the Lighthouse of Manasota, 7318 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL.

Audrey Adleman, 84

Audrey Adleman, age 84, of Stockton, IL passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at her home.

She was born on November 17, 1938 in Lafayette Co., WI to the late William and Geneva (Bright) Mau. Audrey married Merle Adleman on December 1, 1956 in Warren, IL. Merle passed away May 8, 2013.

Audrey was a 1956 graduate of Warren High School. She had worked as a CNA for Morgan Memorial Nursing Home in Stockton and did payroll for Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mt. Carroll for 30 years. Audrey was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Stockton where she served on many committees. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, canning and playing cards with her lifelong friends. Most of all, Audrey loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Tamra (Randy) Kryder and Cindy (Mark) Spittler; her grandchildren, Adam (Karen) Kryder and their children, Cameron, Addison and Brayden; Kelsey (Curtis) Goeke and their children, Audra and Lydia; Karen (Nathan) Hensal and their children, Andrew and Jacob; and her brothers, Thomas (Carol) Mau and Larry (Betty) Mau. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brothers, Gerald and Buddy Mau; and her sister, Shelby Broge.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Stockton at 11:00 a.m. There was a visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Ladies Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.

R. Robert “Bob” Gille, 83

R. Robert “Bob” Gille, age 83, of Stockton, IL passed away Thursday, November 17, 2022 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport.

He was born on November 13, 1939 in Freeport to the late Robert and Helen (Wolfe) Gille. Bob married his high school sweetheart, Beverly VenHuizen, on September 5, 1959 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Stockton.

Bob was a 1957 graduate of Stockton High School and went on to attend the Rockford School of Business. He owned and operated Surge Dairy Equipment and worked as maintenance for Kraft Cheese. Bob served on the Stockton Fire Department. Bob and Bev were members of the Stockton Atwood Community Golf Course. He enjoyed sporting events, he was an avid Stockton Blackhawks and Green Bay Packer fan. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Bob is survived by his wife, Beverly Gille; his sons, Dan (Nancy) and Doug (Deb); his grandchildren, Nikki, Shawn, Stephanie, Derek, Katelyn and Megan; his great grandchildren, Zac, Mackenzee, Nathan, Maddie, Graham, Lilian, Kadence, Knox, Nash and Raelyn; his brothers, Harry (Pearl) and Gene (Mary); and his sister, Diane (Terry) Bonnet. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Carol Banwarth; and his great grandson, Channing.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Coach’s Golf and Grill in Lena. Interment will take place at a later date in Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared with Bob’s family at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.

Savanna

Jason Charles Sturtevant, 81

Jason Charles Sturtevant was a loving Husband, Father, and Grandpa. At the age of 81, Jason passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at FHN Hospital in Freeport after a brief illness. A funeral service was held at 1 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at Law Jones Funeral Home in Savanna with a visitation 12 – 1 pm, one hour prior to the service. Pastor Daniel Foelske officiated. Burial of ashes will be in the Savanna Township Cemetery with military rites. A celebration of life will follow at Mannys in Savanna. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

Jason was born December 28, 1940 in Savanna, the son of Clayton and Helen (Beck) Sturtevant. He attended Savanna Schools and graduated with the Class of 1960. His sisters tell what a good big-brother he was, always protective, and later in life lending a helping hand whenever needed.

In 1967, Jason was drafted into the Army where he spent two years at Fort Carson, Colorado. He spent nearly all his working years with the Milwaukee and Canadian Pacific Railroads as an Engineer. In the late 70s, he met the love of his life, Jeannette (Breuning) Prowant. In September of 1981, Jason and Jeanette were married and joined as a family with her son Chris.

Jason loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He fished on the Mississippi, and also traveled to Ontario, Canada with his buddies to hunt and fish for forty years. When he wasn’t hunting deer, rabbit, squirrel, moose or bear, Jason was often shooting trap at the Mississippi Flyway Gun Club. Jason was always there for family and friends to help, he was loyal, and most of all enjoyed being a Grandpa to his grandson JJ.

He will be dearly missed by his wife Jeannette; his son, Christopher (Carrie) Prowant; his grandson JJ (Jason John Prowant); and two sisters, Karen (Hoyt) Holmes and Linda (Ronald) Charneski. He is preceded in death by both parents.

Freeport

Patricia J. Eiseman, 87

Patricia J. Eiseman, 87, of Freeport, Illinois passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 with her family by her side. Patricia was born on July 12, 1935 in Stephenson County to Wm. Glen and Grace (Cantrill) Clarno. She married LaVerle “Bud” Eiseman on May 27, 1961 in Orangeville, IL.

Patricia retired from Honeywell after 30 + years of service. After her retirement, Patricia and Bud owned and operated Ace Hardware/ E&H Plumbing and Heating in Lena, IL. She was a past member of the Orangeville United Methodist Church. Patricia enjoyed vacationing, and traveling, especially to the cabin in Hayward, WI. She enjoyed going to the boat and gambling, and was a great cook. Her family was everything to her, she especially loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Patricia is survived by her children; Vicki (Brad) Diemer of Orangeville, IL and Duane Eiseman of Freeport, IL, her grandchildren; Derik Diemer, Tasha (Jordan Echols) Diemer, Amanda Eiseman, April Martin, Erik Eiseman, and Kelsey Eiseman, and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bud in 2021, her son Roger, and her two sisters; Pauline Hemphill and Lois Lang.

Funeral services were held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at the Orangeville United Methodist Church in Orangeville. A visitation was from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at the Orangeville United Methodist Church in Orangeville. Burial will take place at Grandview Cemetery in Freeport. Pastor Roger Bronkema officiated the services. A luncheon followed the services at the church.

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

 

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