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James A. Krohmer, 92

James A. Krohmer, age 92, of Stockton, IL passed away with his family by his side on May 30, 2024 at home. He was born on April 20, 1932 in Lenox, IA to the late John and Marie (Wurster) Krohmer. Jim married Carol Eden on October 28, 1956 in Massbach, IL.

Jim was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Massbach, IL where he served on the counsel for several years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1956 during the Korean Conflict. Jim was employed by Kraft Foods and Atwood/Dura for many years. Jim loved to spend time outdoors helping on the farm, and with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 67 ½ years, Carol; his daughters, Mary (Leroy) Shaw of Edina, MN and Becky (Kevin) Huttenlocher; his sisters, Mae Krohmer of Austin, TX and Dorothy Reed of Elgin, TX; his grandchildren, Ryan (Kelsy) Huttenlocher of Brookfield, WI, Brooke (Jerry) Walton of Naperville, IL, Tyler Huttenlocher of Oakland, CA and Lauren (Mitch) Shaw of Shoreview, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, Roy Eden and mother-in-law, Sadie Eden.

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at St. John Lutheran Church in Massbach at 11:00 a.m. There was a visitation at the Hermann Funeral Home on Monday, June 10, 2024 from 4:00p.m. to 7:00p.m. Interment will take place at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.

Mary Elizabeth Smital, 95

Mary Elizabeth Smital, age 95, of Stockton, IL passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024 at FHN Hospital. She was born on June 10, 1928 in Ottawa, IL to the late John and Marie (Klass) Beed. Mary married Glenn Smital on October 30, 1948 in Naperville, IL. Glenn passed away December, 14, 1981.

Mary graduated from Ottawa High School and went on to attend North Central College. She was an active member of Willow United Methodist Church where she was in the women’s prayer group, taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, and played piano. She was a member of the Good Times Club and worked the Willow Folk Festival from the first year it started. Mary enjoyed attending plays and shows, playing piano, flower and vegetable gardening, and spending time with her friends and family. She was a kind, caring person with a wonderful disposition.

She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn Ruggirello of Lincoln Park, IL and Linda (Jeff) Stout of Steward, IL; her sons, Roger Smital of Kent, IL and Peter (Svetlana) of Stockton, IL; her sisters, Martha Schwab of Naperville, IL and Cecile Daily of Peoria, IL; her brother, John Beed of Naperville, IL; her 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughters, Jill, Cecile and Heidi; and her sister, Gretchen Bauerle.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Willow Valley Church at 1:30 p.m. with a visitation beginning at 12:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Wards Grove Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.

Kay Woolcock, 85

Kay Woolcock, age 85, of Stockton, IL passed away Thursday, May 30, 2024 at home with her family by her side. She was born in Freeport, IL to the late Clyde and Ruth (Harbaugh) Hermann. Kay married Edward Woolcock on May 12, 1962. Ed passed away December 30, 2010.

Kay was a 1957 graduate of Stockton High School and enjoyed planning class reunions. She went on to attend Highland Community College Nursing School. She was an active member of Calvary Church in Stockton where she loved to sing in the Choir. She also loved to sing cantatas with the community choir. Kay had worked as an LPN for pediatric clinics in Freeport and retired as plant nurse for Microswitch. Kay enjoyed crocheting, reading, fishing, spending weekends on the river with relatives, and riding her scooter around town.

She is survived by her daughters, Sherri (Don) Paul and Jenny (Robert) Yarboro; her sons, Craig, Ritchie (Nancy), and Mike (Kim); her 11 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her brother, Richard Hermann.

The family would like to thank Kay’s neighbors for helping out when needed and spending time with Kay.

A funeral service was held on Thursday, June 6, 2024 at Calvary Church in Stockton at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Ladies Union Cemetery in Stockton. A memorial fund has been established for Calvary Church and FHN Hospice. Condolences may be shared at http://www.hermannfuneralhome.com.

 

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