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Nancy Ann Wilson, 71

Nancy Ann Wilson, age 71, of Lena, IL, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 18, 2023.

She was born on November 24, 1951, to John and Gladys (Larsen) Moore in Moline, IL. Nancy graduated from Moline High School in 1969 and later earned a degree in Elementary Education from St. Ambrose University. She married John Wilson in 1981, and together they raised a son.

Nancy worked in various areas, including education, sales, and help-at-home services. Nancy's life was forever changed in 1992 when she trusted in Jesus Christ. Her love for God and people was evident to all. She was always eager to share her faith. Nancy was joyful, kind, generous, and loved to laugh. In 2010 Nancy moved to Lena, Illinois, to be closer to family. She loved spending time with her three grandchildren—riding bikes, attending their concerts, baking chocolate chip cookies, and having them over for sleepovers. Nancy also loved running, biking, walking, and studying the Bible with friends. She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church of Lena.

Nancy is survived by her son, Scott (Heather) Wilson of Lena, her grandchildren; Grace Wilson, James Wilson, and Luke Wilson, her sister; Patricia (Michael) Voss, and brothers; Michael (Terri) Moore and Steven (Derek) Moore.

She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Gladys Moore.

A visitation was held from 9-11 am on Saturday, June 24, at the Evangelical Free Church of Lena. A celebration of life was held at 11 am on Saturday, June 24, at the Evangelical Free Church of Lena. Pastor Lee Eclov officiated the services. Burial will be held at the Lena Burial Park in Lena.

A memorial has been established in her memory. To send a flower arrangement in memory of Nancy please click http://www.leamonfh.com


Bernard Francis Saunders, 83

Bernard Francis Saunders, age 83 of Warren passed away Monday, June 12, 2023 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 20, 1939 to Francis (Luke) and Berneice (Hall) Saunders. He married the love of his life Barbara Clark on February 11, 1961 in Darlington, Wisconsin at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Bernie had a degree in people skills and successful career starting with opening “The B & B” bar and retiring from Monroe Truck Equipment in 2001.

To know Bernie was to be made to feel special. All he ever wanted in life was a close family and to be around and spoil those he loved. Bernie took pride in teaching each of his grandchildren how to drive a car starting at the age of 11. He often had a twinkle in his eye and a grin on his face. He always had a joke up his sleeve and a Werther in his pocket.

Bernie was a man who would give the shirt off his back for a complete stranger. He taught his family that “it doesn’t cost a penny to stop and say hello to someone.” You could frequently find him bringing treats or trinkets to family, friends, and dogs, sitting around a table playing cards, drinking an Old Fashioned, making grasshopper ice cream, driving to Apple River on Monday nights, going to breakfast, or visiting around a fire at the campgrounds.

Bernie was a rebel with the kindest heart. He loved reminiscing on his past shenanigans of his wild youthful days. He was the epitome of chivalrous, ensuring his wife Barb never once pumped gas in her car throughout their 62 years of marriage.

Survived by his wife, Barbara Saunders (Clark), and their three daughters Deb (Fritz) Wolff of Warren, IL, Diane (Jeff) Ege of Warren, IL, and Darla (Trent) Homb of Rockford, IL. He had 7 grandchildren: Brynn (Dennis) Groezinger, Adam (Andrea) Ege, Ben (special friend Amber) Wolff, Ashley (Ryan) Wills, Kaytlin (Joshua) Cox, Rebecca Homb, and Anna Homb. Great grandchildren: Grace, Will, Hayden, Drew, Peyton, Jackson, Camden, Cooper, Addey, Ayla, Wesley, and Kaiden. He is also survived by his sister Kathryn (Ray) Reed, in-laws Millie (Dennis) Murphy, Meg (Paul) Karajewski, and Ken VonRueden.

He is preceded in death by his parents Luke and Berneice, his brother Donald (Charlene), his son Denis, his great granddaughter Maggie, his sister-in-law Joyce VonRueden, and his beloved dog Buddy.

The visitation was at St. Ann’s Catholic Church Friday, June 16th from 4-7pm followed by a service on Saturday, June 17th at 11am with the burial at St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery. There was a celebration of life and luncheon following the service at Apple River Event Center.

The family would like to give a special thanks to SSM Monroe Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name for the Warren Fire Department, the Warren EMS, and the SSM Monroe Hospice.

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


Susan Ellen Ault, 59

Susan Ellen Ault, 59, of Orangeville, IL passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at the Monroe Hospice Home in Monroe, WI, with her cousins by her side. Susan was born on January 20, 1964, at Freeport Memorial Hospital to Harold John and Jane Ellen (Stauffacher) Ault.

Susan was a cook at various places throughout the area and worked at Burgess Batteries and Micro Switch. She enjoyed watching Green Bay Packers football.

Susan is survived by her cousins; Donna Mackesey and Debbie Golackson, her nephews; Kyle (Trinity) Zimmerman, Matthew Zimmerman, and Brett Scott, her friends; Ronda McCaskey, Sue Pisciotti, Connie Miller, and Vicki Diemer, plus many more family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Harold and Jane Ault, sister Annette Ault (Zimmerman) Scott, and her two beloved cats; Monkey and Bubby.

A graveside service for Harold and Susan was held at 4:00 PM on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at Sunset Acres Cemetery in Orangeville. Military Honors will be performed for Harold’s services.

A celebration of Harold and Susan’s life followed the services at 110 N. Church Street in Orangeville. Cremation rites have been accorded.

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


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