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From: Findagrave
 
 
It has pleased Almighty God to call from the vale of tears to himself in Heaven the soul of Helen Harris, who died Monday, June 20, 1994, at her home in Dakota City, IA. She was 79 yrs. young and full of life!

Helen Marie Rosendahl, the daughter of Gerd and Ecke (Janssen) Rosendahl, was born on December 9, 1914 in Ash Grove Township, near Chatsworth, IL. She was baptized into the Christian faith on December 23, 1914 in Milford, IL. In about 1915 she moved with her parents to the Clare area, then to a farm near Rockwell City, IA. She was confirmed in the Christian faith on March 24, 1929 at St Paul's Lutheran Church, Manson, IA by Rev. W. Meier. The family later moved near Gilmore City, IA. Helen graduated from Bradgate, IA high school in 1932, where she was active in basket ball and the spelling bea. While at Gilmore City she was an active member of First Lutheran Church there. Helen was of German decent.

Helen was employed in Ankeny during World War 2, where she lived with her sister Arlene in Des Moines; while there she attending St. John's Lutheran Church in Des Moines. She then moved back home and worked in area farm homes and also worked for Al and Loretta Ness, as a Nanny. In December of 1949 she was united in marraige to Lloyd Harris at the First Lutheran Church in Humboldt, IA; Witnesses were Helen's parents, Gerd and Ecke Rosendahl; standing up for them were, Charles and Rowena Jarvis. The couple lived near Gilmore City, where they worked for the Ed Beeson family; then they made there home in Dakota City. She continued to maintain her home there after the death of her husband in April of 1987. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Humboldt, IA. She was also active with Our Saviour's Lutheran Church- while she still had her membership at First Lutheran in Gilmore City, IA. She then transferred to Zion Lutheran at Humboldt, but was always fond of First Lutheran in Gilmore City, IA. Helen had a very strong Faith in the Lord Jesus, and was very active in seeing that her family also had aFaith in Jesus as well. She is a Loving Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, and Friend. She especially had fun spoiling her grandchildren and the neighborhood children. She also enjoyed her garden and sharing her harvest with family and friends. She always remebered those who were sick or ill, and often visited those at the hopsital and care centers.

Helen is Lovingly Remembered by her son Charles Gerd of Dakota City; grandchildren, Rebecca, Darrick, and Cynthia Harris; sisters, Arlene Chantland of Humboldt, IA; and Dorothy Abel of Pensacola, FL; and brother, Vernon Rosendahl of Wenatchee, Washington; and former daughter-in-law, Donella Harris of Dakota City, IA. She joins in Heaven her husband, Lloyd in 1987, her parents: and brothers Arthur, Carl, and Glen Rosendahl.

We praise and magnify our gracious Lord for the life that he gave to Helen, and for the new life he gives to her. And to all who place there trust in him, and we look forward to the blessed reunion to come in Christ's presence. "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord!" For the Best is yet to come!
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 From: Findagrave
 
Services for Arthur Ubbe "Art" Rosendahl of Gowrie, also formerly of Rockwell City and Gilmore City, IA, were held Monday, March 11, 1985, at the Schellhamer Funeral Home Chapel in Gilmore City, with Pastor Darryl Torrin of First Lutheran Church of Gilmore City, officiating. Visitation was also held there at the funeral home. Burial was in the Marble Valley Cemetery of Gilmore City, IA. Schellhamer funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Military graveside rites were conducted by the Hartnett-johnson American Legion Post 239 of Gilmore City; also where they had a light lunch following the commital services. He died Thursday, March 7, 1985, at Shadey Oaks Nursing Home of Lake City, IA.
Casketbearers were: Harold Landmesser, Maynard Wiemers, Edward Stoulil, Charles Harris, Gerd Johnson, Harold Christensen, and Knute Peterson.

Arthur "Art" Ubbe Rosendahl, the son of Gerd and Ecke (Janssen) Rosendahl, was born January 29, 1913, near Chatsworth, IL Iroqouis County, IL. At the age of two, he moved with his parents to a farm south of Clare. Later they moved to a farm north of Rockwell City, IA, where he attended rural schools. In 1931 he moved with the family to a farm north of Gilmore City, IA. On August 16, 1934, he was united in marriage with Edna Lee of Rockwell City, IA. The marraige was later dissolved. Also in that time he entered the U.S. Army and served overseas. He was awarded four Bronze stars and a Capaign Medal.
Following the war he settled in Muskegon, Mich. to be near daughter Dorothy Jean and family; Here he'd marry June Schutte on Aug. 3, 1945. Later they moved to Florida where the couple divorced. While in Florida, Art made his home at Miami and later in the Bellvue, Fl area. In Florida he had a special friend Jessie. In the spring of 1981, he returned to Iowa, settling at Gowrie, IA, near his family, and daughter, Nancy Buda of Callender, IA. In the fall of 1984, he moved to Rolfe, IA, to a retirement complex and on Jan. 14, 1985 he was admitted to the Veterans Hospital at Des Moines, IA, and later transferred to the Shady Oaks Nursing Home at Lake City, IA. He was a memberof the Lutheran churches in the areas in which he lived, and a former member of the First Lutheran Church of Gilmore City, IA; and St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Manson, IA. He was a life member of the VFW in Bellvue, FL., and later transferred to the VFW Post 80883 in Dakota City, IA in 1984. He served as an Honor Guard for departed veterans.
Art is Lovingly Remebered by his Mother, Ecke Rosendahl of the North Care Center of Humboldt, IA; three daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Dorothy Jean) McGruther of Muskegon, MI; Verna Mae DeTemmerman of Oelwein, IA; and Nancy Buda of Callender, IA; two sons, Donald of Alaska; and Richard of California. Three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Helen) Harris of Dakota City, IA; Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Abel of Pensacola,
FL; and Mrs. Clifford (Arlene) Chantland of Humboldt, IA; three brothers, Vernon Rosendahl of Wenatchee, Wash., Carl Rosendahl of Carlton, OR; and Glen Rosendahl of Humboldt, IA. He joins in Heaven his father Gerd in Dec. of 1959, his grandparents, and his first wife in 1977.
He had been Baptized into the Christian Faith at the German Lutheran Church in Illinois; and was Confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Manson, IA, by Rev. Meier.
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Farrell, Loretta

December 14, 2003

Loretta Farrell, passed away December 13, at her daughter's home following a long illness. She was born Loretta Nimbler in Chatsworth, IL, in February, 1918. Her husband James died December, 1969. She was survived by her only daughter, Paula M. Farrell, of Westmont, IL. Loretta resided for over 20 years in Kankakee andover 35 years in Park Forest. She retired from Sears in Park Forest and was an active member of St. Mary's Parish. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 16 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Lain-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Westwood Dr., Park Forest 708-747-3700. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Park Forest. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee,

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From: familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/j/a/s/
 
 
WESLEY ATTIG
    died 21 Feb 1966 in Bradenton, Manatee County, FL.
Services here on Friday for Wesley Attig. Services for Wesley J. Attig, 75, a former Ashton resident who died Monday in Bradenton, Fla., will be a 2pm Friday in the Cluts Funeral Home. Rev. Andrew Noxon, pastor of the Ashton E.U.B. Church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Ashton Cemetary. He was born January 27, 1891 at Chatsworth, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Attig. He married Emma Killmer in 1915. Survivors include his widow; a brother, Lloyd, Ashton; and two sisters, Mrs. Cleora Sanders, Lake Delevan, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Kathryn Compton, Rockford.

 
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Pauline Lewis, 84, of Baker City, died June 6, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.

Her graveside memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Friends are invited to join the family for a potluck at Geiser Pollman Park after the service. In case of bad weather, the potluck will be moved to 2750 College St.

Pauline was born in a farm home at Onarga Township, Ill., on May 25, 1920. Her mother died when she was young so she and her sisters went to live with their paternal grandmother in Campbellsburg, Ind., for four years.

Afterward, the oldest sister, Leona, stayed in Indiana with an aunt and uncle. Pauline and her other two sisters moved to Chatsworth, Ill., for five years, where each lived with a different family.

Then the 16-year-old Pauline and her youngest sister moved to West Chicago, Ill., where she maintained her father's household. Her daily chores included fixing meals on a wood-burning stove, pumping and carrying water from a well 300 feet from the house, washing clothes with lye soap on a washboard in a galvanized tub, drying laundry on an outside clothesline, and ironing clothes with Sad Irons heated on the wood stove. Preparing meals for the family laid the foundation for her lifelong love of cooking and baking.

At 20, Pauline married Lawrence D. Lyman of West Chicago, Ill., a father of three sons from a previous marriage. Over the next 15 years, five children were added to the family. When the youngest was up and about, the couple enjoyed horseback riding and raccoon hunting with friends.

In 1968, the couple and two youngest children moved to Estacada. In the following years, Pauline was known for providing friends and family with a continuous supply of delicious baked goods.

Lawrence died in 1975 after a lengthy illness. Pauline remarried in 1976 to Joseph P. Lewis of Estacada. The couple spent the next years working as watchmen at area gravel rock-crushing sites, before retiring and moving to LaPine in 1977. Joseph's health declined and he died in 1996.

Pauline left LaPine and spent the next several years dividing her time between her children's homes. Her final home was with her son, James Lyman, and his special friend, Ronda Irey, Baker City residents. In Baker City, she enjoyed daily two-mile walks to the Truck Corral for coffee unless prevented by icy conditions.

Pauline will truly be missed by her family and wide circle of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Lawrence Lyman and Joseph Lewis; a daughter, Violet Donovich; and daughter-in-law, Evelyn Lyman.

Survivors include three sisters, Leona Hughes of Salem, Ind., Rose Stover of Birchwood, Wis., and Mary "Betty" Marlowe of Estacada; sons, James Lyman of Baker City and David Lyman of Springfield; daughters, Delores Stuart of Butte, Mont., and Donalda Weinmann of Mable, Minn.; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834 

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From: thesouthern.com/
 
 

Elinore Catherine 'Billie' Balder

HERRIN - Elinore Catherine "Billie" Balder, 92, passed away peacefully at 8:25 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, in Herrin Hospital.

Elinore was born Dec. 30, 1914, in Chatsworth to Michael &Mary Ann (Resch) Smith.

She married Frank Dudley Balder on Nov. 10, 1935, in Chatsworth. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1963.

Mrs. Balder worked the Wiring Harness Line at Norge Co. in Herrin from 1954, until her retirement in 1981. She was a member of the Quarter Century Club at Norge.

She was an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin and a member of the Catholic Women's Club. Elinore was a longtime member of the Herrin Senior Citizen's and an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

She was an amazing cook who was known for her pies and secret recipes. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her daughter, Sara Ann Smothers of Herrin;four grandchildren, Larry Smothers and wife, Sherry, of Wilmington,N.C., Mike Smothers and wife, Vickie, of Indianapolis, Ind.; twin granddaughters, Toni Moake and husband, Jeff, of Marion and Terri Shea and husband, David, of Marion; 12 great-grandchildren, Jason Smothers, Josh Smothers, Michelle Smothers, Nicole Schoppe, twin great-grandsons, Jon and Chad Smothers, Serena Smothers, Lindsey Wilson, Cody Moake, David Lee Shea, Kyle Shea and Katie Shea; eight great-great grandchildren and one on the way; sisters, Mary Birkenbeil of St. Peters, Mo. and Helen Webber of Gold River,Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers; four sisters; and her son-in-law, Gilbert Smothers.

The funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, with Monsignor Ken Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Herrin. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday,Sept. 5, 2007, at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. A prayer service will be recited at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funera lhome.

Memorial donations are suggested to the OLMC/Renovation Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register,visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com 

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Pontiac Daily Leader

May 3, 1973

Mrs. Hattie L. Baldauf, 85, died at 1:30 p.m. at the Gilman Nursing Home at Gilman. She had been ill several months.

Graveside rites will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Mount Pisgah Cemetery at Henderson, Kentucky. Rabbi Bernard Lavine will officiate.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 today (Thurs.May3) at the Culkin Funeral Home, Chatsworth.

She was born July 12, 1887, at Glasgow, Kentucky, a daughter of Sam and Bertha Lewis. She was married to Leo Baldauf, July 22, 1910, at Columbia, Kentucky. He died Oct. 22, 1944.

Surviving are a son Morris, Chatsworth; a sister, Mrs. Edna Kahm, Kennett, Mo.

A son and two brothers preceded her in death.

She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and operated a variety store in Chatsworth for 34 years in association with her son.

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BLACK ROCK, Ark. - Francis ''Frank'' Karns, 72, of Black Rock, Ark., died June 10, 1999 at the Veterans Home in Popular Bluff, Mo.
Cremation rites were accorded by White Sanders Funeral Home in Popular Bluff.
He was born Oct. 26, 1926 in Chatsworth, the son of James and Winifred Karns, who are deceased.
He married Betty Jane Boudreau, Dec. 28, 1947 at St. Rose of Lima Church, Kankakee, and she died Aug. 6, 1974.
He was a veteran, serving in the Korean War and was in Germany for 18 months.
Mr. Karns worked for Conway Towing for many years and also worked at several golf courses. He was a mechanic.
Surviving are a daughter, Sandy Eby; four grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Agy Karns of Watseka; two sisters, Rita Benfield of Kankakee and Dorothy Cook of Ft. Dodge, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend Eva Emery of Black Rock.
Also preceding him in death were one brother, Hugh Michael; one sister, Ruth Burton; and two sons, Terry and Francis Karns.

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From: www.swngs.nesgs.org/newspaper/1915_republican.htm

 

Mrs. Mary Walker Dies. Mrs. Mary Walker, mother of Chester L. Walker, and widow of the late Henry Walker, formerly of Chatsworth, Illinois, who died in McCook, Nebraska, in 1904, died Monday night at 12:30 o’clock at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Nelms of Taylorsville, Illinois where she had been visiting since last October. The deceased was born in Chatsworth Illinois on March 28, 1862 and was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. B.F. Barnam. In 1874 she was married to Henry Walker of Chatsworth. They remained in that city for nine years then moving to Marseilles, Illinois. In 1885 they moved to McCook, Nebraska, where they resided until 1904 when Mr. Walker died and the widow went to Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1909 to make her home with her only son, C. L. Walker. Mrs. Walker was a prominent lodge worker and was widely known through out the state as the grand inner watch of the D. of H. and stats deputy, a title she had held since the convention last year. She was also a member of Royal Neighbors, Pythian Sister, Rebecca and Maccabees orders. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. J.M. O’Dell of Marseilles, Ill. Mrs. Nellie Conner, of Marseilles, Ill. Mrs. Alice Decker, Oberlin, Kansas and Mrs. J.N. Nelms of Taylorsville, Illinois, and four grandchildren of C.L. Walker. As a daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend she was ideal at all times being congenial and pleasant. She was a very patient and cheerful sufferer during her illness. Her passing will be sincerely mourned not only by her relatives but by hundreds of friends. Short funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Dr. Nelms, at Taylorsville, before the body was shipped to McCook for burial. The remains were accompanied to McCook by her son, C.L. Walker, wife and baby. Funeral services will be held here this afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Methodist church. Friday February 12 1915.

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Robert H. Hanshew, 47, of Hammond, In., formerly of Forrest was killed in apparent robbery attempt Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1991, in Lansing.

A graveside service was held Sunday at Chatsworth cemetery, Chatsworth, the Rev. Paul Mallory officiating.

Culkin-Diggle Funeral Home, Chatsworth, was in charge of arrangements.

He was born April 14, 1943, in Fairbury, a son of Paul and Stella Birch Hanshew. He married Mary Runyon, Oct.30, 1981 in Chatsworth. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Stella Glover, Hegewisch; one daughter; five brothers, Eugene Hanshew, Fort Meyers, Fl.; Kenneth Hanshew, Heyworth; Francis Hanshew, Westville, In.; Donald Hanshew, Forrest; and Jack Beckhoff, Hammond; and three sisters, Ina Mae Winningham, Barry; Mary Wojas, Indiana Harbor, In. and Bonnie Shols, Gaston, Al.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

Mr. Hanshew was raised in Forrest and Hammond and attended Forrest and East Chicago schools.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and enjoyed working with horses.

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CHATSWORTH - Arlene N. Rosenboom, 79, of Chatsworth, died Tuesday (March 30, 1999) at Fairview Haven, Fairbury. 
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth. 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Chatsworth United Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Steve Kettlecamp will officiate. 
Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. 
Memorials may be made to MADD, CAPS or Fairview Haven. 
She was born July 12, 1919 in Chatsworth, the daughter of Charles F. and Nellie M. Glabe Shafer. 
Her husband, Kenneth Rosenboom, whom she married Sept. 15, 1940 in Chatsworth, died Nov. 20, 1985. 
Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia and Donald Baker of Fairbury and Sherry Rosenboom of Riverton; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Roz Rosenboom of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Elma Trinkle of Chatsworth; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Ruth Shafer of Chatsworth; and 10 grandchildren. 
Deceased are one sister and three grandchildren. 
She was a graduate of Chatsworth High School and was self-employed as a Shaklee coordinator for 25 years, as well as being a milliner for many years. 
She was a member of the Chatsworth Women's Club.

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Sept. 6, 1897 - Nov. 20, 1991 

 Tressie Tina “Granny” BAKER, 94, 510 Jefferson St., died early Wednesday morning at 

her home. 

She was born in Chatsworth, Ill., to Edward and Elizabeth DEHM.  She moved from 

Piper City, Ill., to Rochester in 1944.  On Feb. 13, 1918 in Chatsworth she married William Martin 

BAKER, who died July 19, 1970. 

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cleon (Hazel) CONWELL, Rochesrter, and Mrs. 

Robert (Betty) ALDERFER, Yuba City, Calif.; four sons, Harry, Eugene, Weldon and Kenneth 

[BAKER], all of Rochester; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mary WALRICH and Minnie FRIEDEN, both of 

Chatsworth, and Alma JIRASEK, San Bernardino, Calif.  Preceding in death was an infant 

daughter; a son, Leonard [BAKER]; three grandchildren; two sisters, and a brother. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Foster & Good Funeral Home, Rochester, with Dr. 

Sam WRIGHT officiating.  Burial will be in the Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery.  Friends may call 

from 4-8 p.m. Friday and after 1 p.m. Saturday.

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William Martin Baker

July 19, 1970

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Chatsworth- Evelyn (Schade) Askew,87, of 411 Ash St., Chatsworth, died at 9:38 p.m. Thursday (August1, 1996) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service Monday at the memorial home. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Mrs. Askew was born Sept. 17, 1908, in Germanville township, to Adam and Catherine Berlet Schade. She married A.D. "Don" Askew June 18, 1920, in Chatsworth. He died April 7, 1994.
Three brothers and one grandchild preceded her in death.
She was a Livingston County matron, 1962-66, while her husband was sheriff. She also was a homemaker. She graduated from Melvin Community High School.
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From The Register-Guard-Eugene, Oregon-Feb. 5, 1985
Madge L. Watson of 512 N. 32nd Street, Springfield, died at Eugene Care Center at the age of 87 years on February 2, 1985. Madge Lorraine Watson was born August 11, 1897 at Chatsworth, Illinois to parents, James and Lenore Entwistle. She was united in marriage to William Clyde Wilson in Illinois in 1911 and he preceded her in death on September 19, 1982. Madge Watson had been an elementary school teacher in Illinois. The family moved to this community 22 years ago. Mrs. Watson was a member of the Springfield Seven-Day Advantist church. Surviving are sons, James Watson of Maine, William Clyde Watson of Florida, Donald Watson and Theodore Watson of Aurora; daughters Anna Montgomery and Ione Coddington, both of Springfield, a sister, Grace Clark, of Chatsworth, Il., 16 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held  Wednesday, Feb. 6, 1985 at 2 pm at the Springfield Memorial Gardens with Pastor Glen Gingery officiating. Major-Fredericksen Springfield Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
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1880 U. S. Federal Census 
Mortality Index

CHARLOTTE TOWNSHIP

 

Allen, J Eli

41

M

W

M

PA

PA

PA

Farmer

Apr-80

R R Accident

13

H H Bostock

 

Gilmer, Henry

63

M

W

W

Hanover

Hanover

Hanover

Farm Laborer

Oct-79

Wounds from team running away

7

W C Byington

 

Gregory, S Harry

20

M

W

S

IL

IL

IL

Farmer

Aug-79

Congestion of Brain

10

C True

 

Lemna, Mary

3

F

W

S

IL

Canada

IL

 

Feb-80

Diptheria

3

C True

 

Overton, William L

20

M

W

S

PA

PA

PA

Farmer

Mar-80

Apoplexy

3

None

 

Rhinefort, Catherine

10

F

W

S

IL

Bavaria

Bavaria

 

Feb-80

Diptheria

10

W C Byington

 

Rhinefort, Matilda

8

F

W

S

IL

Bavaria

Bavaria

 

Jan-80

Diptheria

8

W C Byington

 

Rhinefort, Mary E

5

F

W

S

IL

Bavaria

Bavaria

 

Feb-80

Diptherial Croup

5

C True

 

Rhinefort, Francis C

2

M

W

S

IL

Bavaria

Bavaria

 

Mar-80

Diptherial Croup

2

C True

 

Slavin, Mary

5

F

W

S

IL

Ireland

Ireland

 

Nov-79

Croup

5

W C Byington

 

Turpin, Leander

89

M

W

W

England

England

England

Farmer

May-80

Old Age

15

None


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From: Archives of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana
Grabil-Lizzie Grabil was born in Gardner, Ill., Feb. 9, 1857; died April 5, 1938; aged 81 y. 1 m. 26 d. On Jan. 1, 1877, at Chatsworth, Ill., she was united in marriage to S.W. Shearer, who passed away in May, 1923. To this union were born 10 children. Six of ten survive; Byron, Russel, and Weslie of Jackson, Minn.; Harry of Freeborn; Charlie of St. Paul, and Mrs. Mary Harder of Upland, Calif. There also remain 34 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; also a sister (Mrs. P.S. Snyder of Ashley, Mich.). In early womanhood she united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until her death. She was much concerned about the soul's welfare of her children, often asking friends in letters written, an interest of prayer in their behalf. Funeral services were held at the old home place and the church by Bros. N.E. Landis and C.J. Garber. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Jackson.

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From the Pantagraph

Forrest-Velma R. Snow, 81, of Forrest and formerly of Chatsworth and Fairbury, died at 12:55 pm yesterday (December 22, 1991) at Saint James Hospital, Pontiac. She had been ill.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 am Tuesday at Chatsworth Cemetery, Army Assistant Chaplain Michael Forsyth, her grandson-in-law, officiating. There will be a private family visitation at Culkin-Diggle Funeral Home, Forrest.

She was born June 11, 1910, in Edwards County, the daughter of Frank and Addie Dawson Davisson. She married Harley L. Snow Jan. 19, 1931, in Pontiac. He died Sept. 28, 1970.

Surviving are four sons, Dale, Cullom: Donald, Ocala, Fla.; and Thomas and Ronald, both of Denver Colo.; three daughters, Doris Friedman, Bloomington; Iva Mae Wilfong, Conway, Mo.; and Velda Mydler, Forrest; two sisters, Bernice Gaede, Minonk, and Helen Oyer, Forrest; 18 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and four step -great grandchildren. 

She was a member of the Forrest United Methodist Church, Republican Club, Chatsworth Homemakers Extension Unit and the Fairbury Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Snow had worked a a nurse's aide for the Helen Lewis Smith Pavilion, Fairbury, and the former Greenbriar Lodge Nursing Home, Piper City. She was a member of Forrest Senior Citizens Club and the Chatsworth American Legion Auxiliary for 30 years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Saint James Hospital Hospice Unit at Pontiac.

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Harley Layton Snow

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From the Pantagraph

Chatsworth-The funeral of Rose Helena (Kemnetz) Haberkorn 90, Chatsworth, will be at 10:30 am Tuesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth, the Rev. Richard Brunskill officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Chatsworth. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Monday at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth, with the rosary recited at 7 pm. She died at 9:15 am Thursday (Sept. 26, 1996) at Birkshire Healthcare of Lexington. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Survivors include one son, Francis Haberkorn, Chatsworth; one sister, Violet Dohman, Chatsworth; one brother, Lyle Kemnetz, Strawn; four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Mrs. Haberkorn was born Aug. 21, 1906, in rural Germanville Township, a daughter of Frank and Hannah Benson Kemnetz. She married John A. Haberkorn Aug. 23, 1933, in St. Rose Catholic Church, Strawn. 

An infant sister and two brothers preceded her in death.

Mrs. Haberkorn taught in a rural school south of Chatsworth for 10 years and after teaching she was a homemaker. 

She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church; Germanville Community Club; Royal Neighbors of America; and the Altar & Rosary Society.

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From Findagrave:

California Death Certificate Record Shows:

Mary Altman, widow of William Altman: Date of death - April 21, 1926, age 81, 8 months, 8 days.

Mary Altman was born in Metamora, Woodford Co.,Il. She was the daughter of Jacob and Barbara Rosenberger Weast.

She married William Altman in Peoria, Il, 1863. Both she and her husband were in the dry goods business since their marriage, in Chatsworth, Il. William died in Chatsworth, Illinois, 1890. Their children were MaryAaltman, Mrs. Augusta (Wm.) Royal and August Altman.

By 1910, Mary Altman was living in Los Angeles, with her daughter and son- in -law, William and Augusta Royal. Mary also lived near her sister, Barbara Robertson and brother Peter A. Weast, who retired in California. Mary is buried next to her brother-in-law, Jerome Bonapart Renne, 1841-1882.

Mary had seven brothers and sisters, Andrew, Mrs. Lean Weast, Mrs. Barbara Robertson, John Weast, Peter A., Joseph and Henry C.

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From:Quad Cities online

Rose `Kathleen' Bergan

Rose ``Kathleen' Bergan, 83, of 3360 31st Ave., Rock Island, died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at St. Anthony\'s Care Center, Rock Island.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth, Ill. Burial will be in St. Patrick\'s Cemetery, Chatsworth.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth. Memorials may be made to the church.

She was born July 12, 1914. She has resided in Rock Island since May 1997.

Surviving are daughters, Ann Versluis, Rock Island, Mary Ohtan, Naperville, Ill., and Angela Schlueter, Glenview, Ill.; sons, James Bergan, Silvis, and
Thomas Bergan, Naperville; 13 grandchildren; a sister, Frances Franklin, Forrest, Ill.; and a brother, John Healy, Midland, Texas.

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From Gospel Herald Obits-June, 1951   

Wought, -- Fannie, daughter of Jonas and Catherine (Stakely) Gingerich, was born in Canada, Feb. 15, 1869; passed away in her home at Chatsworth, Ill., June 1, 1951; aged 82 y. 3 m. 13 d. She moved with her parents to Illinois and later, while she was still quite young, the family moved to Kansas. She united with the Amish Congregation in Harford, Lyon Co., Kans. In later years she transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. The Gingerich family finally settled near Garden City, Mo., and on Sept. 5, 1901, she was married to John Keim Wought. She with her husband came to Cullom, Ill., Oct. 3, 1901. In 1902, they returned to Missouri. In 1908 they settled permanently in Cullom, where Fannie resided the rest of her life, with the exception of the last two and one-half years, which were spent in Chatsworth. To this union were born 3 children, Joseph Jonas, who died in infancy; Alton Jacob, who died June 30, 1929; and Lillian Elizabeth). Her husband passed away at Cullom, March 9, 1931.

 She leaves to mourn her departure her daughter (Lillian, Chatsworth, Ill.), her sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Anaheim, Calif.), her grandson (John Arthur Wought, Bradley, Ill.), her granddaughter (Anna Mae Wough, Saunemin, Ill.). Her husband, 2 sons, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held June 5, at the Stewart Funeral Home and the Mennonite Church of Cullom, Ill., with Theodore Wentland in charge. Burial was made in the West Lawn Cemetery, Cullom, Ill.

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Transcriber's note: In the "Field Notes" of the Gospel Herald edition of July 17, 1951, there is a correction. The death date on Alton Jacob Wought was Dec. 6, 1947, not June 30, 1929, as mistakenly reported in the obituary ofFannie Wought in the June 26 issue.

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From Obits for Life

Dorothy Baxter Hurley died Tuesday, November 28, 2006 surrounded by her family. Dottie as she was known to family and friends was born in Chatsworth, Illinois in 1917. Moving to Springfield as a young child she graduated from Central High School where she later worked until she retired from the public school system.

Preceded in death by her parents Harold and Mabel Baxter of Springfield, one sister Barbara Louise Gold also of Springfield. Dottie is survived by her son, John Patrick Hurley and his wife Gail of Ash Grove, Mo. Grandson Edward Hurley, of Ash Grove, Mo. , his wife Danielle, great grandchildren Mia and Aaron. Grandaughter Caroline Hogan and her husband Darrel and great grandchildren Hunter and Laura, of Ozark, Mo. Grandson John Hurley Jr. of Ash Grove and great granddaughter Callie. Her daughter Pam Hurley Stettnisch and husband Ruben of Bella Vista, Ar. Granddaughter Geri Collins Lovelace of Bentonville, Ar. Great Granddaughter Elizabeth Lovelace and Alyx Lovelace also of Bentonville, Ar. and granddaughter Heather Rhew and her husband Michael of Huntsville, Ar. Last but not least her devoted companion and friend Dan, a yellow lab.

Dottie was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Springfield.

Her family and friends will remember her for her love of children and animals.

Funeral services will be at 10 am, Friday, Dec, 1, 2006 at Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home with Rev. Ellen Brantley and Rev. O.V. Dodson officiating. Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery.

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 Obituary, August 24, 1982, Rochelle "News Leader."

"Margaret (Brosnahan) Koritz: Margaret G Koritz, 79, 20 Tilton Manor Drive, died Saturday, August 21 in Rochelle Community Hospital after a long illness. She was born Oct 13, 1902 in Chatsworth to Thomas Y and Josephine Brosnahan Shear. She was married to Lloyd A Koritz March 4, 1922 in Danville. He preceded her in death February 25, 1974. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church, the Rochelle Women's Club, the Rochelle Historical Society, a 50-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of the Metropolitan Club of San Francisco. Survivors include a son Dr L Thomas Koritz of Rochelle; daughters Mary Jean Greenwood of Peoria and Mrs Richard (Joanne) Bruggen of Atchison, Kan; brother Jay of Suffern NY; sisters, Mrs John (Mary) Harrison of Auburn, Mrs Harry (Sarah) Danforth of Cissna Park; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the First United Presbyterian Church with the Rev Donald Meisenheimer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lawnridge Cemetery. Visition will be tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Cluts-Simes Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to the church and to the Rochelle Hospital Auxiliary Nurses' Scholarship."

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From: Descendents of Thomas Aaron

1939

George B. Aaron, of Chatsworth, but for many years resided in the Strawn vicinity, passed away at St. Joseph's hospital, Bloomington, last Friday night at the age of 74 years, following an operation for a kidney ailment.

Mr. Aaron was born at Loretta, Pa., in 1865, a son of Thomas and Mary Lilly Aaron. When he was only a boy the family came to Illinois, locating near Galva. Later he lived on a farm near Strawn until he removed to Chatsworth over a year ago.

On February 3, 1891, at Rutland he was united in marriage to Catherine O'Neil. She passed away at Strawn, Feb.18, 1932.

Mr. Aaron was of a quiet, retiring nature, a kind and loving father, respected and beloved by those with whom he came in contact.

He is survived by three children, Mrs. Rita Keeley, Chatsworth, with whom he resided; Raymond, Strawn and Mrs. L.J. Heenan, of Chicago. Dorothy Keeley also made her home with her mother and grandfather. There are five other grandchildren, and the following sisters, Sister M. Cointha and Sister M. Sebastian, of the Order of the Holy Cross, St. Mary's convent, Indiana; Mrs. E. Hannigan, of Homewood; Mrs. Geo. Eddy, Kankakee and Helena Aaron, Chatsworth.

Funeral services were held Monday at SS. Peter and Paul's church at Chatsworth, at 9:30 am. Rev. Frs. Markey and Reddy conducted the services. Burial was in St. Rose's cemetery, Strawn. Pallbearers were Edward Pursley, Frank J. Kuntz, C.L. Brieden, of Strawn; Henry Kerber, John Endres and Frank Trunk of Chatsworth.

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CHATSWORTH - Carol Ruth Donley, 29, of Chatsworth, died Monday (Nov. 4, 1996) at her residence, the victim of a homicide.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh will officiate.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Pontiac.

Memorials may be made to Children's Miracle Network.

She was born March 26, 1967 in Fairbury, the daughter of Ronnie and Beverly Alwood Winebrinner.

She was educated in Pontiac schools and was a member of Pontiac United Pentecostal Church.

Survivors include six sons, Thomas Winebrinner of Forrest, and Chuckie Winebrinner, Matthew and Adam Brennan, Skyler and Michael Donley, all at home; her mother and step- father, Beverly and Gerald Liming of Pontiac; maternal grandfather, Joseph Franklin Alwood of Newaygo, Mich.; paternal grandmother, Lillie Winebrinner of Clinton; one sister, Tammy Wilhoite of Forrest; six half- sisters, Katrina Winebrinner and Stephanie Winebrinner, both of Clinton, Gina Butler of Wapella, Tammy Borrego, Jennifer France and Corena Liming, all of Pontiac; two half brothers, Joe Meredith of Chenoa and Ronnie Alan Winebrinner of Clinton; and one stepbrother, Jerry Liming of Pontiac.

Deceased are one brother, maternal grandmother and paternal grandfather.

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From the Iowa Genweb

Boone County Cemeteries  -Renner Cemetery

Ott, Minnie Alvina (Shafer)06 Jul 1897Chatsworth, IL19 Jun 1983
Shafer, Ray Allen12 Mar 1900Chatsworth, IL18 Oct 1974

Shafer, Roy Loren12 Mar 1900Chatsworth, IL02 Aug 1961

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From the Pantagraph
Chatsworth-- John V. Culkin, 53, of 5 Circle Drive, Chatsworth, died at 10:04 pm Monday (July 15, 1996) at Saint James Hospital, Pontiac. His funeral will be at 10 am Friday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church., with the Rev. Charles P. Robards officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Chatsworth, where the Chatsworth American Legion will perform military rites. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Thursday at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Survivors include a companion, Theresa Baker; his father, Virgil Culkin, Fairbury, two daughters, Dottie Culkin, Pontiac, and Jade Culkin, Chatsworth; a sister, Cheryl Holmes, Plano, Texas; and a brother, James Culkin, Houston, Texas.
Also surviving are a granddaughter, Brandi Stahl, Pontiac; and his companion's daughters, Lilah Teno and Nancy Rich, and a grandson, Kyle Teno.
His mother, Dorothy Culkin, preceded him in death.
He was born Jan. 18, 1943, at Lafayette, Ind., the son of Virgil and Dorothy Rosenboom Culkin.
He was a lifelong resident of Chatsworth and owner and operator of Culkin Auto. He retired after 20 years with the Livingston County Sheriff's Department as deputy sheriff.
Mr. Culkin was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps; was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the American Legion; and was a gun collector and car enthusiast.
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From the Blade
Chatsworth-- Chatsworth native Kenneth Henry Hummel, 80, of Salt Lake City, UT died Sunday, March 26, 2000.
His funeral was held March 30 at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, Salt Lake City. Burial was in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, with military rites accorded.
Visitation was held for two hours March 29 and for one hour prior to the funeral service.
Mr. Hummel was born Jan. 9, 1920, at Chatsworth, the son of Frank Antone and Anna Corlena (Hornickel) Hummel. He married Darlene Delta Johnson on Nov. 2, 1945, at Salt Lake City. She survives.
Mr. Hummel was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving during World War II. He participated in the landing on Utah Beach on D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, among many other major battles, receiving many military honors. He was also decorated by the Belgian government. 
Following his military service, Mr. Hummel and his wife returned to Chatsworth, where they farmed for 17 years.
In 1962, he moved his family to Salt Lake City and was a landscape contractor for 21 years before retiring.
He served as president of the UAN and received the Utah Nurseryman and Landscape Contractor of the Year Award in 1987 for his service to the industry.
Mr. Hummel devoted many hours to the creation and maintenance of the M. Olympus State Ball Park and facilities.
He enjoyed participating in and watching sports. He set several records in high school that still stand today in the Illinois State High School sports. He played baseball and basketball, and bowled in his young years. He also enjoyed golfing, fishing and ice fishing.
Mr. Hummel was an avid Utah Jazz fan.
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From the Pantagraph
Chatsworth-- The funeral of Curtis F. Stoller, 87, of 501 E. Walnut St., Chatsworth, will be at 10 am Tuesday at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth, with ministers of the Apostolic Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in North Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Forrest. visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm Monday at the memorial home, with Masonic rites at 4:45 pm.
Mr. Stoller died at 11:19 am Friday (April 28, 2000) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Survivors include one sister, Mildred (Carl) Schieber, Eureka.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army Air Corps as a mechanic. He was affiliated with the Apostolic Christian Church.
He was a retired owner of Stoller Oil Co. He was a member of the Chatsworth American Legion Walter Clemons Post 613, where he was past commander and financial officer for many years. He was also past treasurer of the Masonic Lodge. He had been a Chatsworth Town Board member.
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From the Pantagraph
Chatsworth--
The funeral of John T. "Tom" Kerber, 66, of Piper City will be at 10:30 am Friday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic church, Chatsworth, the Rev. Richard Brunskill officiating. Burial with military rites by Chatsworth American Legion will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Chatsworth. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 today, with a rosary service at 4 pm, at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth.
He died at 12:10 pm Tuesday (August 1, 2000) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Memorials may be made to the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church or Chatsworth American Legion Post 613.
Mr. Kerber was born Dec. 28, 1933, at rural Piper City, a son of Mary Alta Lutson and Henry Kerber. He married Theresa Lawless on June 20, 1959, at Strawn. She survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Keli Ann (Brent) Feely, Newark; and two sons, Mathew Thomas "Matt" (Cathy) Kerber, Thawville; and Paul James (Norma) Kerber, Chatsworth.
Also surviving are three grandchildren, Anna Kristine Feely, Weston Thomas Feely and Grace Elizabeth Feely; one stepgrandchild, David Price; and two cousins, William Lutson and Mary Katherine Becker.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. Kerber was a retired farmer who had worked on his family farm. He was a graduate of Chatsworth Community High School and served in the U.S. Army in Germany from July 1954- June 1956.
He was a member of Chatsworth American Legion Post 613; Fairbury VFW Post 9789; SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church; Knights of Columbus in Chatsworth; and Pontiac Moose Lodge.
He also was a past American Legion commander; a former Piper City school board member; a 38-year member of Piper City Bowling Association; and a former member of Indian Creek Golf and Country Club.
Tom was a avid supporter of school and community events, and was a softball pitcher, golfer and bowler. He was a thoughtful and loving husband, father and grandfather.
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From the Pantagraph
Forrest--James A. Maplethorpe, 76, of 212 W. James St., Forrest, died at 5:14 am Sunday (July 16, 2000) at his residence.
His funeral will be at 11 am Tuesday at Hager Memorial Home, Forrest, the Rev. Steve Kettlekamp officiating. Burial with military rites by the Forrest American Legion will be in Strawn Cemetery, Strawn. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm today at the memorial home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
He was born on June 30, 1924, at Forrest, a son of Dewey and Mary Mae Spence Maplethorpe. He married Ethel Louise Andreas on Nov. 2, 1947, at Chatsworth. She died March 6, 1992.
Survivors include one daughter, Janice A. Maplethorpe, Forrest; two son, James R. (Vicki) Maplethorpe and Jay A. Maplethorpe, both of Forrest.
Also surviving is a grandchild, Collin James Maplethorpe.
He also was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
He was a World War II Navy veteran. From 1948 to 1986, he worked for Central Soya in Gibson City.
He was a member of the American Legion in Forrest; a former Cub master and Scout leader; former chief of the Forrest Fire Department; and a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church.
Jim enjoyed being outdoors working in his gardens, fishing and snowmobiling in Wisconsin and going to the stock car races. One of his greatest joys was being with his "little Buddy," his grandson, Collin.
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From the Chicago Tribune
Rita J. Schroen, 81, of Chatsworth died at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 22, 2004 at 10:30 am at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth. Rita was born January 25, 1923, a daughter of Lillian Stanley and James Joseph McNichols. She married Glenn W. Schroen on November 27, 1948 in Chicago. He died April 1, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Joseph and Jack McNichols of Chicago; a daughter; and a granddaughter. She is survived by one brother, James (Geraldine) McNichols of Chicago, Il.; four daughters, Linda (Clay) Delong of Louisville, Ky., Carol (Larry Melton of Cullom, Il., Donna (Doug) Baltz of san Diego, Ca. and Barbara (Robert) Honegger of Louisville, Ky.; three sons, Gordon Schroen, of Chatsworth, Il., Robert (Tami) Schroen of Chatsworth, Il. and Alan (Rhondda) Schroen of San Diego, Ca.; 11 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. She retired from Dwight Correctional Center in 1994. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Altar and Rosary Socity, American Legion Auxiliary, Good Neighbors, Melvin Home Extension and AFSCME. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Carle Development Foundation in support of the Carle Foundation Hospital Auxiliary Guest House.
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From the Pontiac Daily Leader
March 13, 1985
Joseph W. Baltz
Chatsworth-- Joseph W. Baltz, 72, a lifelong Chatsworth resident, died at 6:11 pm Tuesday, March 12, 1985, at Methodist Hospital, Peoria.
The funeral will be held Friday at 11 am at the Chatsworth United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sondra Newman officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 pm Thursday at Culkin-Diggle Funeral Home and after 10 am Friday at the church. Masonic rites will be conducted by Chatsworth Masonic Lodge 539 at 8:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Baltz was born May 17, 1912, at Chatsworth, a son of Ross and Gladys (McMahon) Baltz. He was educated in Chatsworth schools. He married Evelyn Entwistle at Chicago on June 28, 1934.
He owned and operated the Pontiac-Buick dealership know as Baltz Sales and Service in Chatsworth the past 42 years.
Mr. Baltz was a member of Chatsworth Masonic Lodge 539, Bloomington Scottish Rite, Mohammed Shrine Temple of Peoria, and Chatsworth Order of the Eastern Star.
Mr. Baltz served as Chatsworth fire chief for many years, had served three terms as mayor of Chatsworth and also served on the Chatsworth Village Board of Trustees.
He was a member of the Chatsworth Business Association, Chatsworth Sportsman's Club and Pontiac Moose Lodge.
Mr. Baltz also was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Alan  of Crystal Lake; one brother, John of Berwyn; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.
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From:STATE OF ILLINOIS, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
FUNERAL DIRECTOR’S OR HOSPITAL RECORD
MERWIN UNDERTAKER RECORDS, 1929-1949


WREDE, MAGDELELINE Residence: 425 Madison Street, Woodstock, IL 5 years, in US 78 years b. 15 May 1847, 
Alsace Loraine d. 24 Jun 1929, Woodstock, IL Father: — PFEIFFER Mother: — STOETZ Informant: Mrs. H. Gliven 
PFEIFFER, 424 Madison Street, Woodstock, IL Burial: 26 Jun 1929 Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, IL Funeral 
Director: Thos. B. MERWIN Physician: WRIGHT Source: Book 1, page 16.
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From Findagrave:

Charles Edward Perkins
(12 Jul 1874 -- 05 Sep 1954)
CHATSWORTH -- (PNS) -- Charles E. Perkins, 80, died at Fairbury Hospital in Fairbury [Ill.] at
11 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 5, 1954) of injuries received in an automobile accident near Fairbury
Friday. Mrs. [Mary] Perkins, driver of the car, remained in serious condition at the hospital
Sunday. The mishap occurred when the car left Route 24 and hit a bridge about three miles
east of Fairbury.
His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hanson-Mowry Funeral Home and at 2:30 p.m. at
the Methodist Church. The Rev. J.R. Kesterson will officiate, and burial will be in Chatsworth
Cemetery.
Mr. Perkins was born July 12, 1874, at Marble Hill, Mo., a son of James O. and Mary Baker
Perkins. He married Mary Wenger Jan. 6, 1898, near Chatsworth. They have lived here since.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel McCollum of Frankfort, Ind.; Mrs. Marietta
Albee of Fairbury and Mrs. Myrtle Hamilton of Park Ridge; two sons, Russell of Lexington and
Roy of Chatsworth; a sister, Mrs. Della Berlet of Walton, Ind.; a brother, Gilbert of
Worthington, Minn.; 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Three children preceded him
in death.
He was a member of the Chatsworth Methodist Church.
News story: Bloomington (Ill.) Pantagraph, 06 Sep 54, p. D-11.
(Editor's note: The bridge mentioned in this news article was located at the first waterway east
of the "S" curve between Fairbury and Forrest, Ill., on U.S. Route 24. Mary Perkins was driving
west on Route 24. She went off the road on the north side of the highway, striking the bridge
abutment. Road and bridge work was completed in 1994 and this bridge was reconstructed and
the abutments are gone. Charles Edward farmed 98 acres with horses about three miles west
of Chatsworth. In 1936 he purchased his first tractor, an Allis Chalmer WC. He sold his farming
operation in 1941 to his son, Roy Arthur, and retired in Chatsworth, Ill., in 1942 with his wife
Mary.)
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Mary Wenger Perkins
(05 Aug 1880-20 Jul 1971
Chatsworth--Mrs. Mary Perkins, 90, died at 6:30 pm Tuesday (July 20, 1971) at St. James Hospital, Pontiac.
Her funeral will be at 1:30 pm Friday at the United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carl B. Fox officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery.
She was born Aug.5, 1880, at Berne, Switzerland, a daughter of John and Rosina Switzer Winger. She married Charles E. Perkins Jan.6, 1898, at chatsworth. He died in 1954.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Hazel McCullom, Frankfor, Ind; Mrs. Marietta Albee, Fairbury; Mrs. Myrtle Hamilton, Park Ridge; two sons, Roy, Chatsworth; Russell, California; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Metz, Elmwood; 18 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by two sons, one daughter, three brothers and two sisters.
She came to the Uited States at one year of age, and was a member of the United Methodist Church, Chatsworth.
Memorials may be made to either the United Methodist Church find or the Good Samaritan Home at Flanagan.
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Note: With the below link  you will also find links to obits and photos and headstones of their children. 
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Gladys H. Hoyle, 89, of Lake Geneva, Wis., formerly of Chatsworth, died Wednesday (March 1, 1995) at Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, Wis. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Lake Geneva, the Rev. David J. Braun officiating. Burial will be in the St. Francis de Sales Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Derrick Funeral Home, Lake Geneva, with a vigil service at 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Hoyle was born Dec. 5, 1905, at Huntington, W.Va., a daughter of Homer and Bertha Seegmuller Gillette. She married John Bouhl Jan. 24, 1924, at Chatsworth. He died Aug. 27, 1961. She married Frank Hoyle on May 5, 1967, at Evanston. He survives. Other survivors include two sons, Kenneth Bouhl and Keith Bouhl, both of Lake Geneva, Wis.; two stepsons, Robert Hoyle, Port Angeles, Wash., and Patrick Hoyle, Tacoma, Wash.; one sister, Norma Martin, Chatsworth; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Two sons and six brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Hoyle graduated from Chatsworth Township High School in 1922 and from Chicago School of Nursing in 1932. She worked for Saint James Hospital in Pontiac and Fairbury Hospital in Fairbury, retiring from nursing in 1962. She moved to Lake Geneva in 1975.
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From findagrave.com
Birth: unknown
Death: April 8, 1899
Omaha
Douglas County
Nebraska,USA
McCook Tribune, Friday, April 21, 1899, page 1
J.T. Bullard Passes Away
Died--At the home of his daughter, Mrs. E.M. Jones, Omaha, Nebraska, Saturday afternoon, April 8, 1899, at 5:45 o'clock, J.T. Bullard, late of Palisade, Nebraska. Funeral services were conducted at the residence on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The remains were taken to Chicago, Illinois, Monday evening, being on Tuesday morning interred in Rose Hill cemetery of that city. This simple announcement will bring to the hearts of many of our readers a painful feeling of personal loss. The departed was a noble, many soul of most upright, sterling character, and during his short residence in our city made a host of friends, who will learn of his death with keen sorrow, joining The Tribune in sincerest expressions of sympathy for the bereaved wife and children.
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From Genealogy Trails/Peoria County
Dr. Albert STEER
Contributed by: D'n'N
 
Dr. Albert Steer, 83, of Springfield, IL formerly of Elmwood, IL died 21 Dec 1995 at Doctor's Hospital in Springfield.  Born 18 Jan 1912 in Chatsworth to Elon and Maude C. Anderson Steer, he married Inez E. Smith.  She preceded him in death.  He later married Lucille M. Dodds.  She also preceded him in death.  Surviving are three sons, James E. of Burlington, Iowa,  Donald N. of Arlington, Texas, and Dr. Steven A. of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Fredric R. (Ellen J.) Fiersten of Springfield; one brother, Jack A. of Elmwood; and 21 grandchildren. Bisch & Son Funeral Home/Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield
 
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Mary Theresa Diimig Horstman, daughter of Henry and Kunigunda Diimig, was born June 4, 1878, at Chatsworth, Illinois, and died May 13, 1951, at the Ida Grove hospital. She was 72 years, 11 months, and 13 days old. She came with her parents when a small child to a farm east of Danbury, Iowa, in Ida County. She lived there until June 21, 1910, when she was married to August D. Horstman. They made their home in Ida Grove until March, 1920, when they moved to a farm south of Battle Creek, Iowa, where they resided until March 1940. Since then, she had lived in Ida Grove, Iowa. Beside her husband, she is survived by 3 children, Leonard A. Horstman of Norwalk, California; Fred H. Horstman of Battle Creek, Iowa; and Cecelia M. Aaron of Tulsa, Ok.; 8 grandchildren, one brother, Frank Diimig, of Danbury; and one sister, Mrs. Ben Schlimmer of Holstein, Iowa. Funeral services were held at the Sacred Heart Church, Ida Grove, Iowa, with Rev. Father Harry Dailey officiating.



Rev. Charles E. Karl Born: December 08, 1930 Died: June 26, 2007 PEORIA-Rev. Charles E. Karl, 76 of Peoria, passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. Born on December 8, 1930 in Burlington, Iowa to Charles L. and Martha A. Sims Karl. He was ordained June 2, 1957. He served as assistant, Sacred Heart, Moline, 1957; Holy Cross, Mendota, 1966. Pastor, Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth, 1972, and St. James, Forrest, 1973; Sts. Peter & Paul, Chatsworth, and St. John’s, Cullom, 1978; St. Jude’s, Dunlap, 1992. Leave of absence, 1992. Senior priest status, 1993. Adm., Sacred Heart, Farmer City, and St. John’s, Bellflower 1998. Pastor, St. Patrick’s, Hennepin, and Immaculate Conception, Mt. Palatine, 1999. Adm., St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s, Henry, 1999, with residence in Peoria. Adm., St. Dominic’s, Wyoming and St. Patrick’s, Camp Grove, 2000. Senior priest status, 2001. While remaining senior priest, to assisting, St. Mary’s Cathedral and St. Peter’s, Peoria, 2004. Also assisting at St. Bernard’s, Peoria, St. Thomas, Peoria Heights, and St. Augustine, Peoria. Surviving are one niece, Janet Tuttle and numerous cousins, including members of the Shirley A. and the late James G. Karl Family, Judy Maroney and Paul Karl. He was preceded in death by one sister, Martha Knipp on October 29, 2003 and one brother, George Karl. A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., Bishop of Peoria officiating. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. on Friday at the cathedral. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to Rev. Charles E. Karl Memorial Fund c/o South Side Bank.