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South Wayne

Larry Ray Mau, 74

Larry Ray Mau, age 74, passed away on June 14, 2023, in Cocoa Florida after a short illness. He was born July 14, 1949 to Geneva and William Mau. He graduated from South Wayne High School, after high school he attended UW Madison, after college he joined the Army. On April 15, 1980 he married the love of his life Betty Long.

Larry is survived by his wife, Betty, step-son Michael Long, brother Tom (Carol) Mau of Lena, and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jerry (Izabelle), Buddy (Joyce) Mau, who raised him, sisters Shelby (Donald) Broge, Audrey (Merle) Adelman.

There will be a burial on October 14, 2023 in South Wayne Union Cemetery at 11:00 am, and then a celebration of life following at the Vault in South Wayne.


Lincoln L. Arnold, 78

Lincoln L. Arnold, 78, of Freeport, went home to Heaven, on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, surrounded by his beloved wife and daughters. The third child of Leon and Patricia (Imeson) Arnold. Lincoln was raised in Woodbine, IL, attending Woodbine Elementary school south of Woodbine until sixth grade and then transferring to school in Stockton. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1963. He proudly served his country on the USS Hornet CVS 12 as a Navy Airdale, flight deck refueler, and rescue hoist operator with Helicopter Squadron HS2. He was on leave the day John F Kennedy was killed and shore patrol from Great Lakes came to Woodbine and he was advised to return to the nearest active Navy base. Within 2 days, he found himself on the USS Hornet. Navy travels took him to Asia, Australia, Hawaii, Formosa, Philippines, New Zealand, and the North Pole. Medals of Service awarded to Lincoln, include Vietnam Service Medal, Presidential Service Medal, Unit Commendation Medal, Sea Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal, and National Defense Medal.

After discharge from the Navy, he began his career with RS&D at the Lena Quarry, later moving to Freeport. He drove Redi Mix truck, was a union steward, and completed his career with Rogers Redi Mix.

On September 13, 1969, he married Joanne C Iske of Brookville, IL. They had two daughters, Christan Arnold of Troutdale, Oregon and Bethany (Chris) Cahoon of Orangeville, IL. He was active in Indian Princess and Little League with his daughters. Lincoln helped with 4-H projects, digging up half the potato crop to get the perfect plate of potatoes to show at the fair. One year on Homecoming night, he attended the annual Club Calf sale to purchase the perfect show steer for Bethany. Many summer weekends were spent at Timber-lee Christian Camp ground (East Troy, Wisconsin).

Surviving Lincoln is his wife, Joanne, daughters Christan Arnold, (April Curtis), Troutdale, Oregon and Bethany (Chris) Cahoon, Orangeville, Il., grandchildren Trey Sullivan (Julie Teuchtler) of Baraboo, WI., Braydy Sullivan (ISU-Normal), and Whitney Sullivan, of Orangeville, step granddaughters Cailey Cahoon of Miami, Florida, and Alyse Cahoon of Orangeville. Sister, Peggy Bromley of Sandy, Oregon, Brothers Fred Arnold of Woodbine, IL, and Dale (Becky) Arnold of Stockton. The newest joy of his life was great granddaughter, Navy Rose Lincoln Sullivan of Baraboo, WI. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Leon and Patricia Arnold, mother-in-law and father in law, Emerson and Helen Iske of Lanark, brother-in-law, John Bromley of Sandy, Oregon and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ron & Gretchen Iske of Brookville.

Lincoln loved to garden and share his produce and canned products with family, neighbors, and friends. He loved to deer hunt and hunted in Jo -Daviess County with cousins and friends for over 50 years. He was an avid collector of Red Wing Pottery and a member of the Red Wing Collectors Society. He was a devoted Orangeville Bronco fan supporting all of his grandkids at their sporting events, Prom, homecoming, and sheep shows. Two of his greatest vacations involved taking grandsons on board the USS Hornet docked at Alameda, Calif. Not only did he love watching his grandchildren play sports he was an avid Cubs and Bears fan!

He was a member of Park Hills Evangelical Free Church. He played church league softball, helped in Children's Ministries with security, went to Kentucky on summer mission trips and served on the Timber-Lee Christian Center Advisory Board. He was also a member of the USS Hornet Association, Eagles Club, and VFW. He was a proud Aircraft Carrier Foundation Plankowner and contributor to the USS Hornet, a Pictorial history book by Chuck Self. IF you ever visit the USS Hornet you can find Lincoln's flight jacket he donated to the museum.

Funeral services were at 11:00 am Tuesday September 26, 2023 at Park Hills Free Evangelical Church. Rev. Larry Elliott officiated. Burial will take place at Woodbine Cemetery. Visitation was Monday September 25, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm also at Park Hills. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Lincoln's memory.

Jeffrey “Leroy” Lee Stamm, 71

Jeffrey “Leroy” Lee Stamm, age 71 of Freeport, passed away with his family by his side on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at the Lena Living Center in Lena, IL. He was born on August 24, 1952, to Roscoe and Lois (Kleckler) Stamm in Freeport, IL. He married Kayrl Olson on October 13, 1990, at the Laurel Street Community Church in Freeport, IL. Jeff was a member of the Eagles Club in Freeport for many years, was an avid Chicago Bears fan, and loved sitting on his sun porch drinking his coffee and watching the birds.

Jeff is Survived by his brother Gregory (Lee) Stamm of McConnell, IL, brothers-in-law; Kenneth (Betsy) Olson, Kerry (Donis) Olson, and Keith (Cindy) Olson and sister-in-law Esther Olson all of Michigan as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and his cats Rooney and Minnie.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wife Kayrl in 2017 and brother-in-law Karl Olson.

A Memorial Service took place on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at 12:00pm at the Leamon Funeral Home in Lena. With a visitation from 10:00 am until time of service, and a luncheon to follow. Ernie Stabenow officiated the service.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial has been established in his name.

Scales Mound

James H. “Mike” Huilman, 71

James H. “Mike” Huilman, 71, of Scales Mound, IL, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2023 at Big Meadows Nursing Home in Savanna, IL.

Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Holy Trinity Church in Scales Mound, with Fr. Howard C. Barch, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Jim was born on November 8, 1951 at Hazel Green, WI, the son of William H. and Florence M. (Stephan) Huilman. He was a graduate of Scales Mound High School, the class of 1969 where he was Valedictorian. Jim continued his education at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, graduating in 1973 with honors.

Jim was always available to help friends and work on the family farm.

He was a member of the Jo Daviess County Soil and Water Conservation District for many years. Jim was also a member of the Thompson & Guilford Insurance Board and a member of Holy Trinity Parish.

Surviving are two sisters, Dorothy Huilman of Scales Mound and Mary (Robert) Soat of Galena, two brothers, Charles (Miriam) Huilman of Platteville, WI, and John (Diane) Huilman of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; and a niece and six nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Florence Huilman.

Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.millerfhed.com©


Raymond Lewis Reed, 91

Raymond Lewis Reed, 91, formerly of Warren, Illinois, passed away on September 14, 2023, at the Lafayette Manor in Darlington, Wisconsin. Ray was born on December 25, 1931, to Wilbur and Florence (Bingham) Reed in Stockton, Illinois, and he married Kathryn Helene Butler on March 3, 1962, in Stockton, Illinois.

Ray enlisted in the Marine Corps and participated in the Korean War and earned various medals throughout his tenure with an honorable discharge. Afterwards, Ray drove for Brown’s Trucking in Warren, Illinois, before his employment of 30 years at Kelly Springfield Tire in Freeport, Illinois. Ray was a member of the Warren Fire Department for 25 years. He mowed yards and tilled gardens around the area for many years, and his children and grandchildren loved helping him. Also, Ray loved driving to Green Bay for a yearly trip and bringing fish back for his family and friends.

Ray’s retirement allowed him more time making memories with his family; gardening; gambling; winning off his lotto tickets; traveling to auctions for his marbles and other treasures; and chatting at Casey’s, Farmers Exchange, FS, and Hartzell’s IGA. He knew someone wherever he went, and he always made new friends along the way. Ray loved to watch sports whether it was his grandchildren (never missing a game or event and adorned with his picture pins) or on the television, especially the Chicago Cubs, Green Bay Packers, and Wisconsin Badgers.

During March 2020, Ray and Kate moved to Monroe, Wisconsin, to live in Aster Assisted Living before moving to the Lafayette Manor where they resided in rooms next to each other and were/are cared for by the compassionate staff. He spent his days in the sun room chatting with other residents and family, eating his Tootsie pops and Werther’s Originals, teasing the nurses, playing bingo, scratching lottery tickets, and watching sports on television or the neighbors outside. Ray loved his visits with family, and his family loved seeing his smiling or snoozing face in the sunroom windows as they entered the parking lot for their visits.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents, brother; Francis Reed, mother-in-law; Berneice Saunders, brother and sister-in-law; Donald and Charlene Saunders, and brother-in-law; Bernard Saunders.

He is survived by his wife Kathryn of Darlington, WI; daughter Brenda (Mark) Peterson of New Glarus, WI; daughter Susan (John) Zambrovitz of Warren, IL; son Rick (Sue) Reed of Pearl City, IL; granddaughter Mandy (Matt) Hartzell of Warren, IL; grandson TJ (Jessie) Zambrovitz of Rockford, IL; granddaughter Carly Peterson of Milwaukee, WI; granddaughter Betsy (Cody) Zirbel of Monona, WI; grandson Dustan (Cassi) Reed of Pearl City, IL; grandson Aaron (Taylor) Reed of Pearl City, IL; great-grandchildren: Lizzy Hartzell, Alyssa Zambrovitz, Zane Hartzell, Laynee Zambrovitz, Aidan Zambrovitz, Deacon Reed, Callee Reed, Daxton Reed, Will Zirbel, and Dezmond Reed; sister-in-law Nelda Reed of Monroe, WI; sister-in-law Barbara Saunders of Warren, IL; and many nephews and nieces and their families.

The family held a private service for Ray at St. Ann’s Catholic Church on Friday, September 22, 2023. His burial and final resting place will be St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family would like to thank the entire compassionate staff at Lafayette Manor who treated him like family; St. Croix Hospice; and Dr. Solverson & Dana Gruenenfelder, APNP with MHLC Primary Care Clinic- Darlington. A special thank you to Dr. Cleary for all of his years of care and friendship.

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


Dennis Parker, 79

Dennis Parker of Ankeny, formerly of Stockton and Freeport IL, died September 18th. He was born February 18th, 1944, in Rockford, IL to Rex and Marion (Scace) Parker.

He grew up in Stockton, graduating from Stockton High School in 1962. He went on to graduate from Northern Illinois University with degrees in mathematics (1967) and accounting in (1987.)

He was a teacher and coach for one year, later working as a computer programmer for three years. He spent the rest of his professional career in the insurance industry, both in Freeport and Des Moines.

Dennis loved to travel, visiting all fifty states, most of Europe and many parts of Asia and Africa. He was also an excellent photographer. He enjoyed long-distance running and cycling, participating in over one hundred races and completing Iowa's RAGBRAI eleven times.

During retirement, Dennis continued to travel, spent nine years with SHIP advising senior citizens on their Medicare options, and twelve years with AARP preparing taxes.

He is survived by his life partner, Betty Woodburn, and her extended family, Ankeny, and daughter, Rachel Wilcox, Kansas City, MO. Also, sister, Melody Heidenreich, and nephew, Todd (Andrea) Heidenreich, Stockton, niece, Angela (Gary Webster) Heidenreich, Galena, IL, and niece Leeann (Brian) Fischer, Arlington Heights, IL.

In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by his brother, Hugh Parker, and nephew, Derick Parker.

There will be a private family burial at the Morseville Cemetery, Stockton.

The family suggests memorials to the Des Moines Area Community College nursing program at 2006 E. Ankeny Blvd., Bldg. 22, Ankeny, IA, http://www.dmacc.edu/foundation or the Stockton Education Foundation at 540 North Rush Street, Stockton IL 61085.

Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.

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