David V. Karlson I
David Vernon "Swede" Karlson David Vernon "Swede" Karlson, 63, of 115 East Martin Street, Litchfield, formerly of Quincy, died at 3:32 p.m. Wednesday (June 1, 2011), in Raymond.
David was born Nov. 12, 1947, in Quincy, a son of Vernon Lester and Juanita Marie Conner Karlson. On Oct. 29, 1970, he married Ruth Melanephy in San Diego, Calif., and she died July 21, 1990. On April 22, 2006, he married Sandra Mae Higgins in Litchfield. She survives.
David was a 1967 graduate of Quincy Senior High School. He enlisted in the Marines, serving from 1968 to 1974 . David was very proud to serve in the Marines and for his country in Vietnam aboard the U.S.S. Ranger. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years, retiring in 2003. David spent as much time as possible on the golf course. Golfing was one of his true loves. He also bowled on the leagues here in Quincy and Gillespie.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include four sons, David V. (Brenda) Karlson II of Newport News, Va., Jon Karlson of Paxton and Chris Karlson and Chuck Karlson of Quincy; a daughter, Katrina (Mike) Blackwell of Quincy; two sisters, Mary Bridgman of Ursa and Barbara Karlson of Quincy; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; four stepchildren, Jeff (Niki) May of Litchfield, Rachel (Mike) Warfield of Louisville, Ky., Todd (Kristina) May of Mount Olive, and Kevin (Kyra) May of Livingston; 11 step-grandchildren, and one step-great grandchild.
David was preceded in death by his parents.
SERVICES: 3 p.m. Sunday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Disseler conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.
VISITATION: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, June 2, 2011 - Submitted by David V. Karlson II]
Juanita Marie Conner Karlson I
Juanita M. Karlson, 81, 2211 Elm, Quincy, died Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 1:25 pm at the Good Samaritan Home.
She was born November 17, 1921 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Hugh Conner and Mary Ferguson Conner. On October 29,1941, she married Vernon Karlson in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1971. Mrs. Karlson worked for various Quincy restaurants, and then worked for Quincy Specialties Company until her retirement in 1985. She loved to read and do puzzle books. Survivors include 4 children, Mary Gravitt and her husband, Allen, Quincy; David Karlson and his wife Nancy, Quincy; George Karlson and his wife Geri, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Barbara Karlson, Quincy; 1 brother, George Conner and his wife, Virginia, Interlachen, FL; 1 sister, Dorothy Merkel, Dallas, Tx; 12 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Ruth Karlson Funeral Services will be 1 pm Tuesday, December 3, at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Jeff Noble officiating. Burial in Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois. The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 pm Monday at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Dec. 1, 2002 - Submitted by David V. Karlson II]
Edwin R. Kaylor
Edwin R. Kaylor died at the home of his sister, at 426 Jersey St., at 6 o'clock last evening. Deceased was 57 years old. He was a private of CO. B. 3rd Missouri Calvary, he leaves a wife, one sister, Mrs. J. A. Root, of this city, and one brother, Mr. R. W. Kaylor of Versailles, Ill. [Source: The Quincy Daily Journal-August 12, 1897-page 7, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Death of Edwin R. Kaylor
Edwin R. Kaylor died at the home of his sister, at 426 Jersey St., at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening, August 11. Mr. Kaylor was 57 years old. He was a private of Company B., Third Missouri Calvary. He leaves a wife, one sister, Mrs. J. A. Root of this city, and one brother, Mr. R. W. Kaylor of Versailles, Illinois. [Source: The Quincy Morning Whig-August 13, 1897-page 8, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Special Order. The members of John Wood post, No. 96, are hereby ordered to assemble at the southwest corner of Fifth and Jersey streets on Friday, August 13 at 2 PM, to attend the funeral of our late comrade, C. (sic) R. Kaylor.
By Order, A. R. GRAHAM, Commander [Source: The Quincy Morning Whig-August 12, 1897-page 8, transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Lloyd Henry Keck
CHOLERA MORBUS CAUSES DEATH -- Lloyd Henry Keck, Son of John Keck, Dies 14 Months After Mother's Death
Lloyd Henry Keck, the three-year-old son of John Keck, died Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Aloysius Orphan's Home. Death was caused by Cholera Morbus. The child was born in this city August 20, 1912, and was past three years of age. The mother died 14 months ago, and the child had been in the Orphan's home for the past five months. Besides the father the child is survived by two brothers, John and Sylvester and five sisters: Mrs. Lawrence Steinbrecher, Mrs. Edward Steinbrecher, and Delores, Loretta, and Evelyn. [The Quincy Daily Journal, Feb. 1 1916, Page 10]
--- The funeral of Little Lloyd Keck was held this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the home of his sister, Mrs. Lawrence Steinbrecher, 1212 North Eleventh street, and at 2 o'clock from St. John's Catholic church. The interment was in St. Boniface cemetery. [The Quincy Daily Journal, Feb. 2, 1916 - Tr. by Debbie Gibson]
A man named Cornelius Keef, for some time a waiter at the Quincy House, in Quincy, was found dead in an alley in the rear of Tillson’s block Saturday morning, having accidentally fallen or intentionally thrown himself from the window of his room in the third story of the building. He leaves a family in Chicago, from whom he has been separated some time. [Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) – Tuesday, September 21, 1869; Submitted by Jim Dezotell]
Lt. Timothy Kelly
It is known to the people of Adams County, that their fellow citizen, the brave and lamented Kelly, fell at the Battle of Buena Vista. Sensible of his worth and that he died poor, the people of Quincy have not been unmindful of his children, who are of a tender age, and are left by his death without a natural parent, and pennyless. Some funds have already been contributed for their support and education, and believing that the people of the country generally would take great pride and pleasure in relieving the bereaved offspring of a fallen patriot, I avail myself of this occasion to state a committee of ten, consisting of H. Asbury, John Wood, Thomas Redmond, Samuel C. Rogers, William Shannahan, John Abbe, John Tilson, Dr. Wm. H. Taylor, P. A. Goodwin and myself, have been appointed by a meeting held in this city, to superintend the expenditure of the funds collected. As chairman of that committee and treasurer, I will gladly receive from any person or persons the amount they are disposed to contribute, and will report the same to the committee. Already a meeting has been called in Bear Creek Precinct to carry out the above object, and from what I have learned the people there have done nobly. Would it not be well for the people of other precincts also to call meetings? But of this they can determine for themselves. Funds contributed by individuals, public meetings, or in any other way, will be thankfully received. I. N. Morris [The Quincy Whig May 1st, 1847, Transcribed by Scott Reed]
--- According to a late and corrected list of the killed and wounded in the battle of Buena Vista, Lieut. Timothy Kelly, of this city, is numbered among the slain. Lieut. K. was an Irishman by birth and with a number of his countrymen, were among the first to offer their services to the country when the call was made for volunteers. He has many warm and devoted friends in this city, who will mourn for his untimely fate. He was a Lieutenant in Capt. Lott’s company, 2d Illinois Regiment. He leaves a widow and three children. – Quincy Whig. [The Ottawa Free Trader, Ottawa, Illinois, April 23, 1847; Transcribed by Nancy Piper]
Capt. Kelly's Grave: The editor of the Herald says, in an article this morning, that when "Tom Corwin" visits this city, he will be pointed "to the honored grave of Capt. Kelly." Let me inform this veritable editor (if he is not already aware of the fact) that for a number of years the tombstone originally intended to cover the grave of this honored hero has laid on the roadway outside the fence of the burial ground, mouldering to dust. Among all his pretended Democratic admirers none can be found "so poor as to do him" honor. So much for Democratic consistency.
VERITY. [The Quincy Whig Republican, Saturday, October 27, 1860; Transcribed by Scott Reed and Debbie Gibson]
Mrs. Pauline Kendall, 83, of 128 1/3 South Fourth, died in her home Sunday morning at 3. Mrs. Kendall was born in Quincy Dec. 12, 1867, a daughter of William and Wilhelmina Kampman. Most of her life was spent in Quincy with the exception of seven years in St. Louis. Her marriage to Frank J. Kendall took place at Fowler in June 1889. He preceded her in death. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical and Reformed church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Laura K. Terry of Akron, O., and Mrs. Esther K. Charlson of Quincy; a sister Mrs. Aldina Schachsieck, of St. Louis, and a granddaughter, Miss Francoise K. Charlson. [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Monday, Feb. 12, 1951 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Vada L. Kill
Vada L. Kill, 90, of Sunset Home in Quincy, formerly of Liberty, died at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 23, 1994) in Blessing Hospital. Mrs. Kill was born July 11, 1904, in McKee Township, a daughter of Charles and Amanda Diehl Hofmeister. She married William J. Kill Jan. 14, 1926, in Quincy. He died May 28, 1988. Mrs. Kill was a member of Kingston United Methodist Church. She and her husband had farmed in the Liberty area. Survivors include a brother, Leo Hofmeister of Liberty; and several nieces and nephews. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Hofmeister, and a sister, Velma Kill. Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Liberty by the Rev. Connie R. Jenkins. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6-8 tonight and until the service Friday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Kingston Methodist Church. [Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Lillian M. Kincheloe
Lillian M. Kincheloe, 103, of Good Samaritan Home in Quincy died Monday (November 3, 2008) in Good Samaritan Home. Born on May 3, 1905 in Montrose, Iowa, Lillian was a daughter of Louis Lee and Ella Reeves LeMatty. She married Dwight N. "Jack" Kincheloe on February 25, 1938 in Centerville, Iowa. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1994. Lillian was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting. Lillian was employed at Duker's Furniture and Clothing Store and also Hudson's Clothing Store as an office manager. In the 1950's, Lillian and her husband Jack opened D N Kincheloe Painting where she was the bookkeeper. Lillian is survived by her nieces and caregivers, Joyce Graham and her husband Bill of Quincy and Kathy Estabrook of Quincy, along with many other nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a sister in law, Virginia LeMatty of Montrose, Iowa. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Reeves, Gene & Richard LeMatty; and six sisters, Wanda Walford, Alta Norris, Cora Behrens, Zeta Selado, Connie Reuther and Adelaide LeMatty. Private graveside services will be held Friday morning in Greenmount Cemetery with Rev. George Tomko officiating. There will be no visitation. [Unknown newspaper, c. Nov. 2008]
Audray R. Kistner, 71, of 1260 Jersey, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday (Jan. 15, 1979) in Blessing Hospital, where he had been a patient the past three weeks. Mr. Kistner was born June 7, 1907, in Richfield, a son of Peter Henry and Rosa Christina Flick Kistner. He married Mildred Louisa Haynes, March 18, 1933, in Rock Island. She survives. Mr. Kistner was a retired sales representative in real estate for his son, Dwight L. of Quincy, and had farmed near Emerson, Mo., with his son-in-law and daughter Don and Joyce Bruner of Quincy. He was a member of the Church of God (Independent Holiness). Surviving are his son, his daughter, one sister, Mrs. Hilda Williams, New Canton, Ill.; and 10 gtrandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Gladyce Moody. Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Church of God, the Rev. Timothy Rohrer conducting. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Church of God or Gideon Bible Society. Hansen-Spear Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Donald Kistner, 82, of 903 McKee Drive, died at 12:40 a.m. Thursday (April 23, 2015) in his home. He was born Jan. 22, 1933, in Quincy , a son of Robert and Marie Zopf Kistner, He married Shirley Ann McMahon on Jan. 8, 1955. She died March 14, 1998.
Donald was a 1950 graduate of Liberty High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1951 to 1952. After the military, he worked as a phone technician for Illinois Bell/AT&T until his retirement in 1990.
After retirement, he spent several years volunteering at Head Start in Hannibal. Donald also was an avid bass player, and he played upright bass with the Mission Hillers and the Rag Tag Band. He also loved stock car races, and just about every Sunday, he could be found at Quincy Raceways. Donald was an outdoorsman, who enjoyed spending time with family and friends while camping, fishing and mushroom hunting. Donald was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son, Jeff (Nancy) Kistner, of Quincy; five grandchildren, Heather (Craig Lepper) Hoffman of Quincy, Patrick (Maggie) Kistner of Quincy, Ryan (Jeri) Kistner of San Jose, Calif., David Tuley of Quincy and Kristin (David) Davis of Aurora; eight great-grandchildren, Levi, Jared, and Avery Hoffman, Emmy Kistner, Camille and Colette Kistner and David and Daniel Davis; a brother Terry (Bonnie) Kistner, of Quincy; four sisters, Joanne Lierly of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sharon (Conrad) Geise of Quincy; Ruth Ann (Nick) Kinman of La Prairie and Patricia (Wayne) Scott of Farmersville, Texas; an uncle, Harold (Dorothy) Zopf, of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Donald was preceded in death by his son, Larry Kistner; his daughter, Janice Hoffman; his parents; and two brothers, Ronald and Roger Kistner.
Services: 10 a.m. Monday, April 27, at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Hagstrom conducting. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post No. 37. Visitation: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the funeral home. Memorials: Great River Honor Flight or Blessing Hospice. Arrangements: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. [Source: Submitted by his cousin, Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth. - Quincy Herald Whig April 26, 2015]
Edward Kistner died Friday, Nov. 7 at his farm near Liberty. His body was found in the barnyard by Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Darnell as they drove by at 12:30 in the afternoon. Mr. Kistner had apparently died of a heart attack. An inquest was held in the Frey Funeral Home at Liberty Saturday morning at ten o'clock, in charge of Coroner Eugene Johnson of Adams County. The jury returned a verdict Mr. Kistner came to his death as a result of an attack of angina pectoris, a heart ailment. Mr. Kistner was born on the same farm on which he died, Aug. 15, 1877, the son of John and Catharine Kistner. In 1904 he married Mary Louella Bowman who died in 1925. He was a lifelong member of the Kingston Methodist Church. Surviving are two sons, Fay of Eton, Col., and Robert of Liberty; one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Hofmesiter of Barry; 10 grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Schwartz of Payson, Mrs. Emma Flick of Barry and Mrs. Walter Inman of Beaumont, Tex. Funeral servies were held Monday afternoon at 1:30 in the Frey Funeral Home at Liberty and at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church at Kingston. Burial was in the Kingston Cemetery. [Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Aged Cuba Resident Taken by Death
George W. Kistner, 68, died at his home here this morning. He had been bedfast for the last six months. Mr. Kistner, a former Canton resident, was a blacksmith and woodworker by trade. He had been employed at the International Harvester Company plant in Canton for many years.
Born December 28, 1871, in Quincy, Ill., a son of John and Katherine (Wineman) Kistner. He was married October 24, 1895, at Barnard, Ill., to Anna E. Saxer, who survives. Children are: J.H. Kistner, Meredosia, Ill.; L.E. Kistner, White Hall, Ill.; M.E. Kistner and Mrs. D.J. Hobbs, East Moline, Ill.; RF. Kistner, Beardstown, Ill.; and Mrs. Russell Ford, Lewistown, Ill. Brothers and sisters are: P.H. Kistner, New Canton, Ill.; Edward Kistner, Liberty, Ill.; Andrew Kistner, Jacksonville, Ill. Mrs. Mary Schwartz, Payson, Ill., Mrs. John Flick, Barry, Ill.; and Mrs. Walter Inman, Beaumont, Texas.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at the Pyle Mortuary by the Rev. William Valentine, pastor of the Lewistown Christian Church. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown. Pallbearers were: Layo Flick, Fay Kistner, Audrey Kistner, Oren Williams, William Schwartz and Seth Saxer. From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection. [Kistner, George W. Died July 6, 1940 - Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Pioneer Laid to Rest
John Kistner was born in Elcheshire, Baten, Germany, March 10, 1833, and departed this life at 3 o’clock on Tuesday, December 28, aged 82 years, 8 months and 28 days.
He left all of his relatives and came to this country when 18 years of age, landing at New Orleans. He lived in other places until he stopped at Keokuk, Ia., and later Nauvoo, Ill., where he was married to Katherine Wiseman, on June 17, 1860. Along about this time, he and his family went to Arkansas, where he took up a homestead. While here he was drafted into the Confederate Army, much against his sympathies, and deserted at the first opportunity, about two years later, walking about 200 miles until he got safely away. He, with his wife and child, went from Pilot Knob, Mo., to Quincy, Ill., on horseback. Here they lived for twelve years, finally locating near Kingston where he lived for 38 years. His wife died, June 26, 1907.
He was reared in the Catholic church and never changed. He never joined any church in this country. Some time ago his son, Edward, had a talk with him in regard to the future, and he stated that he was prepared to go. He often said that he never wanted anything to come between him and his God. He was known as an honest man, a good neighbor, and an upright citizen. For the last twelve years he has been a supporter of the M.E. Church at Kingston. He loved his children and grandchildren and was loved in return. He had 28 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was a great home body, loved his family and was never more happy than when doing something for his children or grandchildren. He was a man loved by his whole family and will be sadly missed by all.
He leaves to mourn their loss Mrs. Mary Schwartz, of Plainville, Charles, of Baylis, George, of Fish Hook, P.H., of Plainville, Andrew, of Jacksonville, Edward, of Liberty, Mrs. Emma Flick, of Barry, Carrie Inman, of China, Texas, Lydia Babcock of Liberty, George G. and William having preceded him in infancy. From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection. Alma was the daughter of Edward. John is buried in Kingston Park Cemetery, Kingston, Adams Co., Illinois [Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Katherine Wiseman Kistner
Mrs. Barbara Wiseman returned Monday morning from Kingston, Adams county, this state, to which place she was called by the death of her sister, Mrs. John Kistner. The deceased’s maiden name was Catherine Weisman, and she was born in Altdorf, Bavaria, July 14, 1845. Died June 27, 1907. At the age of five she emigrated with her parents to this country and after a short residence in New Orleans, they came to Nauvoo. Here in 1860 she married John Kistner and with him moved to Arkansas, and later were driven north by the war. They lived in Quincy 11 years, and then moved on a farm near Kingston. She was a member of the Lutheran church. She is survived by her husband, 9 children, 24 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 2 sisters. From the Alma Kistner Hofmeister collection. She is buried in Kingston Park Cemetery, Kingston, Adams Co., IL along with her husband. The stone has her name as Catherine but other documents have Katherine. [Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Larry Joseph Kistner
Larry Joseph Kistner, 46, of Park Hills died Tuesday (Aug. 20, 2002) in his residence. He was born Dec. 26, 1955, in Quincy, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Kleindienst Kistner of Park Hills; two sons, Ryan and Patrick Kistner; his father, Donald Kistner; a sister, Jan Hoffman; and a brother, Jeff (Nancy) Kistner, all of Quincy. He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley McMahon Kistner.
A memorial service will be held to honor Larry at 2 p.m. Saturday in the home of Jeff and Nancy Kistner, 925 Washington, Quincy, with the Rev. Joel Hulett officiating. Another memorial service will be conducted at 5 p.m. Monday in the Gospel Light Freewill Baptist Church, 7422 Stormy Lane, Bonne Terre, Mo., by the Rev. Larry Allison. The C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre is handling the arrangements. [Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Marie Edith Kistner
Marie Edith Kistner, 93, of the Good Samaritan Home, formerly of 611 Country Club Heights, died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 31, 2008) in the home. She was born Sept. 8, 1914, in Quincy, a daughter of John A. and Mary K. (Schoenekase) Zopf. She married Robert Milton Kistner on July 3, 1932 in Hannibal, Mo. He died on Dec. 2, 1964. Marie lived in Quincy most of her life. In her younger years she worked at Grants, Winking’s Grocery Store and County Market. Marie was also a Cub Scout leader. Marie was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic grade school. She belonged to several church groups including altar society, and quilting ladies group where she met some of her closest friends. She was also on many church committees. She attended Cursillo #5. Marie traveled many places. Her favorite place was Jerusalem, where she and her sister Grace carried the cross part of the way in the procession to where Jesus was crucified. Marie and Grace visited many of the sick in hospitals and nursing homes. Marie loved her family, they were the most important thing in her life.
Marie had a wonderful sense of humor and was a strong, protective mother of unwavering faith. She had many talents: she was a great cook, she loved music and playing the piano. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister and grandmother who will be missed by her family and friends.
Survivors include seven children, Donald R. Kistner of Quincy, Joanne Lierle of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sharon Geise and her husband, Conrad, of Quincy, Ruth Ann Kinman and her husband, Glen E., of La Prairie, Patricia Scott and her husband, Wayne, of Farmersville, Texas, Terry E. Kistner and his wife, Bonnie, of Quincy and Roger P. Kistner of Springfield. Also surviving are one sister, Virginia Metallo, of Glendale Heights; one brother, Harold Zopf and his wife, Dorothy, of Quincy; a daughter-in-law, Lamona Kistner of Quincy; 19 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four sisters, Rita Zopf, Loretta Strathmeyer and her husband, Carl, Grace Belker and her husband, Albert, and Dorothy Milbert and her husband, Raymond; one brother, Edward; and a son, Ronald; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Kistner; a son-in-law, Don J. Lierle; two grandchildren, Dennis Lierle and Larry Kistner.
Funeral Services: 9 a.m. Monday in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by Rev. Kurt Hartrich OFM. Interment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation: From 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Memorials: Roger P. Kistner Memorial Fund. Arrangements: Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. [Source: Submitted by niece, Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth Quincy Herald Whig]
Mary L. Kistner
The community was greatly shocked Friday to learn of the death of Mrs. Ed Kistner, who passed away at about 8:00 o'clock that morning at Blessing Hospital, Quincy. Mrs. Kistner had been sick for about three weeks and last week was taken to Blessing Hospital, where on last Wednesday she was operated on for appendicitis and gall bladder trouble. She stood the operation well, and was apparently making fine progress toward recovery until Thursday evening, when pneumonia set in. The remains were brought out home Friday and the funeral services were held in the Kingston Methodist church Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in Kingston Cemetery. The Methodist church was crowded Sunday afternoon for the funeral of Mrs. Ed Kistner. The pastor, Rev. F. C. Read, had charge of the services and a quartet from Liberty furnished the music. A beautiful and touching feature of the service was contributed by the "Comrades", the young people's class of the Sunday school, of which Mrs. Kistner was assistant teacher and for whose interests she has always been one of the most devoted workers. A pillow evergreen stood on the casket and the entire class, headed by their teacher, Mrs. E.A. Robb, filed by each bearing small bouquet of flowers which they attached to the pillow. [Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Robert M. Kistner
Robert Milton Kistner, 53, of 925 Washington died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning following a collapse in his home. He was pronounced dead when taken to St. Mary's Hospital at 2:40 a.m. Mr. Kistner complained of not feeling well when he returned home from work Tuesday afternoon and consulted a physician. He was employed by the state highway department. Mr. Kistner was born in Liberty, July 3, 1911, a son of Edward and Louella Bowman Kistner. He had been a resident of Quincy for 10 years, and was a member of St. Mary Catholic church. On July 3, 1932, he married Marie Zopf in Hannibal, MO. He is survived by his widow; four sons, Donald, Ronald, Terry and Roger Kistner; four daughters, Mrs. Donald (Joann) Lierle of Reseda, Cal., Mrs. Conrad (Sharon) Geise of Niles, and Ruth Ann of Quincy and Patricia Kistner of O'Fallon, Mo, ; a brother, Fay Kistner of Greeley, Col.; a sister, Mrs. Floyd (Alma) Hofmeister of Barry, and 11 grandchildren. [Source: Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Roger P. Kistner
Roger P. Kistner, 51, of the Sycamore Healthcare Center, formerly of Springfield and Quincy, died Tuesday (Dec.30, 2008) in the center. He was born Sept. 3, 1957, in Quincy, a son of Robert M. and Marie Zopf Kistner. Roger was a 1975 graduate of Quincy Notre Dame. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish. Roger loved to be with his family. He enjoyed listening to music, fishing and bowling, and was an avid Cubs fan. Roger had a second family with the Community Support Network of Springfield.
Roger is survived by six siblings, Donald R. Kistner of Quincy, Joanne Lierle of Thousand Oaks Calif, Sharon Geise and her husband, Conrad of Quincy, Ruth Ann Kinman and her husband, Glen, of La Prairie, Patricia Scott and her husband, Wayne, of Farmersville, Texas, and Terry Kistner and his wife, Bonnie, of Quincy; one sister-in-law, Lamona Kistner of Quincy; an uncle, Harold Zopf and his wife, Dorothy; an aunt, Virginia Metallo; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Roger was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald Kistner.
Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and 10 a.m. Saturday in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, conducted by Msgr. Michael Kuse, Interment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with a parish prayer service at 5 p.m. Memorials: Transitions of Western Illinois. Arrangements: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. [Source: Submitted by his cousin, Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth - Quincy Herald Whig]
Ronald M. Kistner
Ronald Milton Kistner, 72, of 538 Van Buren, formerly of Liberty, died Thursday (Nov. 2, 2006) in his home. He was born Feb. 8, 1934, in Liberty, a son of Robert Milton and Marie Edith Zopf Kistner. He married Lamona Neece on July 4, 1953, in Quincy’s St. Mary’s parsonage. She survives. Ronnie was a 1952 graduate of Liberty High School and was employed for 41 years by Gardner-Denver, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and a volunteer at Blessing Hospital. His hobbies included taking pictures, playing cards, drawing, taking walks and spending time with his wife and family. Ronnie’s greatest love was his wife, Lamona, along with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his faith. He enjoyed spending time studying the Bible, attended Cursillo, and ministering to young men.
In addition to his wife, survivors include his mother, Marie Edith Kistner of Quincy; his children, Vicky Neiswender and her husband, Randy, of Quincy, Ronda Moore of Mendon, David Kistner and his wife, Connie, of Quincy, Diane Zoller and her husband, Mark, and Kenny Kistner, all of Quincy; three brothers, Donald Kistner, Terry E. Kistner and his wife, Bonnie, all of Quincy, and Roger P. Kistner of Springfield; four sisters, Joanne Lierle of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Sharon Geise and her husband, Conrad, of Quincy, Ruth Ann Kinman and her husband, Glen E., of La Prairie and Patricia Scott and her husband, Wayne, of Farmersville, Texas; grandchildren, Angela Neiswender, Jennifer Neiswender, Laurie Cobern and her husband, Archie, Nicole Zoller, Christopher Kistner, Ashlee Zoller, Megan Kistner and Paige Moore; and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Abigail, Lathan, Lauren, Cassandra, Zakijah and Devany. Nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Kistner.
Services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Monday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by the Rev. Jeff Long. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the funeral home. There will be a parish prayer service at 6 tonight. [Source: Submitted by his cousin, Ella Hofmeister Tittsworth]
Dale Albert Klassing
Dale Albert Klassing, 87, of 427 N. 440th Ave., Liberty, died at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 6, 2009) in the Barry Community Care Center, Barry. Born Sept. 9, 1921, in Beverly Township, Adams County, Dale was a son of Albert W. and Zepha Hofmeister Klassing. He married Katherine McCarl on Aug. 19, 1948, in Canton, Mo. Dale and Katherine observed their 60th anniversary this past August. Dale lost his right arm in an accident at the age of 9, but he did not let that stop him from leading an active and productive life. He attended Kingston Grade School, and later purchased and restored the school building, which he still owns. He attended the three year program at Liberty High School, where he traveled the six miles to school on his bike, and graduated from Perry High School in 1940 and the University of Illinois in Champaign with a degree in vocational agriculture. Dale was a lifelong member of the Kingston United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees, was a member and past president of the Kingston Cemetery Association and the Flying Farmers of Western Illinois. He was also instrumental in getting the ABS Water Program into Richfield and Beverly Townships and has the water tower in his front yard. Dale enjoyed his pet cats, landscaping and growing flowers, especially day lilies and roses, and making wind breaks for wildlife. He also loved to fly and owned a Cessna 140 and Cessna Sky Hawk 172, which he flew from his private airstrip. Dale's flights included a solo flight from the Florida Keys to Cuba with the Flying Farmers. A well known farmer in the area, Dale was a grain farmer at his Liberty and Barry farms and raised Black Angus cattle, hogs and sheep at the Kingston farm. He also taught vocational agriculture at Payson Seymour High School from 1945 until 1954. He also served as the FFA sponsor and taught night classes for returning World War II veterans. Survivors include his wife, Katherine; three aunts, Addie Klassing of Quincy, Dorothy Klassing of Barry and Mildred Klassing of Clayton; his longtime employee, John Hodgson of Liberty; and many loving cousins, friends and neighbors. Mr. Klassing was preceded in death by his parents and many aunts, uncles and cousins. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Friday in Kingston United Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Lee Reffett and the Rev. Stacy Tomich. Entombment will be in the Kingston Cemetery Mausoleum. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy and 9:30 a.m. until time of services Friday in Kingston United Methodist Church. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, Quincy. [Source: The Quincy Herald Whig - Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Sgt. Lloyd Elmer Klett, Jr.
Michigan Machinists Mate 2C, US Nacy WWII, POW -- Plan Memorial Rites For Lloyd Elmer Klett, Jr.
Memorial services for Lloyd Elmer Klett, Jr., machinists' mate 2/c of the U. S. Navy, who died in a Japanese prison camp according to a report by the War department at Washington, D. C., on September 30, will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, October 17, at the First Congregational church in Benton Harbor. The Rev. Howard A. Blanning, pastor of the church, will be in charge of the service. Klett is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Elmer Klett, Sr. of Crystal avenue, Benton Harbor, and the grandson of Mrs. L. A. Spaulding, of Berrien Springs. He enlisted in the Navy at Great Lakes, Ill., in June, 1937, at the age of 17 years. He was reported in 1942 as missing in the Manila Bay Harbor's war casualties. [Source: The News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Mich., Thursday, October 14, 1943 - transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Washington, Sept. 30 - Lloyd Elmer Klett, Jr., previously reported missing, later reported prisoner of war, was announced today as dead on the Navy list of 54 casualties, including four from Michigan. Klett is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Elmer Klett, Crystal avenue and the grandson of Mrs. L. A. Spaulding, Berrien Springs. A machinists mate 2/c in the Navy, he was reported in 1942 as missing in the Manila Bay area, one of the first of Benton's Harbor was casualties. On a War Department prisoner list released March 10, 1943, his name was given among the prisoners of war held by the Japanese. The Navy list included 29 dead, 16 wounded, seven missing and five whose status was unchanged. Klett enlisted at Great Lakes in June 1937, at the age of 17 years. His father, Lloyd E. Klett Sr., is employed in the government printing office at Washington. [Source: The News Palladium, Benton Harbor, Mich., Thursday, September 30, 1943 - transcribed by Debbie Gibson, who adds "Sgt. Klett is buried in Quincy National Cemetery in Quincy, Adams, IL"]
Mrs. Gottlieb Koch
Funeral for the late, Mrs. Gottlieb Koch
Where: Family Res, 912 Payson at 2:00- Private then at 2:30 from St.Pauls Evangelical Church- Public
Internment: Woodland Cemetery
[Wednesday Evening, Quincy Herald, Oct. 13, 1909]
Bernard Krebber, aged 76 years, for more than forty years a resident of Quincy, died at 6:15 o'clock Sunday morning at his home 1016 Adams street. He was born in 1830 and had lived in Quincy over half his life. He was a member of the Musician's union and was one of the best known musicians in Quincy. He belonged to St. Mary's Catholic church and to St. Joseph's society. Surviving are a son, Joseph, and two daughter, Mrs. John Dunker and Miss Rose Krebber, of Quincy. [Source: The Quincy Whig, Tuesday, Apr. 6, 1915 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Mrs. Mary Laughlin of Marceline died Saturday evening at _:15 o'clock in the home of her daughter Mrs. Anderson Seals 304 Lind street where she had been staying for the last six weeks. The daughter of John W. and Matha Adair Richards. Mrs. Laughlin was born in Keene township, April 4, 1848. When she was three years old the family moved to near Marceline where Mrs. Laughlin had lived since. On December 25, 1867, she was married to Benjamin F. Laughlin. He died in 1913. Mrs. Laughlin was a member of the Marceline Christian church. Surviving are her daughter; a son, Frank Laughlin, also of Quincy; four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Sunday, April 9, 1938 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Funeral Notices Laughlin – Funeral Services, for Mrs. Mary F. Laughlin of Marceline, Ill., will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Zehender Funeral Home, 1201 Maine street, and at 2:30 o'clock in the Marceline Christian church. Interment in Keith Cemetery, Friends invited. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday evening from 7 to 10 o'clock. [Source: Quincy Herald Whig, Sunday, April 9, 1938 – transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Susie Hostetter Lee
Mrs. Susie Lee, wife of Dr. Alexander F. Lee, died at the family residence, Fourth and Jersey streets, shortly before before noon Sunday. Deceased, while up north three weeks ago, was taken sick with a stomach affection which resulted in her death. Mrs. Lee was formerly Miss Susie Hostetter, of St. Louis, and four years ago became the wife of Dr. Lee, who with one son, Byrd, one-year-old, are left to mourn over the grave of a gentle loving wife and tender mother. Deceased was but twenty-three years and fifteen days of age at the time of her death, and the sympathy of the community is extended to the sorrowing and and heart-broken husband and the innocent babe. The funeral will take place from the family residence this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. Jerry Shea is in Chicago, called there by the death of his brother's wife. [The Quincy Daily Herald, Feb 2 1890 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
John Mooney Lewis
John Mooney Lewis, president of the Quincy Casket company, and one of the city's most prominent residents, died at his home, 1610 Vermont street, Saturday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock, after an illness of a year. He retired from active business six months ago, on account of his illness, nervous prostration. Decedent was born in Edinburg, Ind., and was 58 years old when the Death Angel called him. He came to Quincy 35 years ago, and engaged in business two years later, founding the company of which he was president. Shortly before coming to Quincy as a representative of the Cincinnati Casket company, he was married in Indiana to Miss Lulia A. Beck, who survives him.
Mr. Lewis was a member of the Vermont Street M. E. church, and was a prominent Mason, being a member of Quincy lodge, No. 296, A. F. and A. M. He was also associated with the T. P. A., the Knights Templar, and the K. of P. lodge. He had hosts of friends and was prominent in the social, as well as the business world, and his death is mourned by many.
Surviving him, besides his wife, are a daughter, Mrs. Alvin Keys, of Springfield, Ill., one sister, Mrs. W. R. Smith, of New Decatur, Ala., who is here to attend the funeral. One daughter, Mrs. J Edward Damerson, died in May, four years ago. [The Quincy Daily Journal, Mar. 29, 1915, Pg. 3 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson] [Note: Buried in Woodland Cemetery, Quincy, IL, Block 15 Lot 97, Source: Woodland Cemetery Vol. III]
Don J. Lierle
Don J. Lierle, 49, of Northridge, Calif., formerly of Liberty and Quincy, died Thursday (May 2, 1985) in his home following a lengthy illness. Mr. Lierle was born June 22, 1935, in Quincy, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Lierle. He was married to Joanne Kistner of Quincy and she survives. Mr. Lierle was raised in Liberty and attended Liberty High School. He was a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria. Mr. Lierle was general manager of Barry Wright Corp. in Burbank, Calif., at the time of his death. Also surviving are a son Doug, of the home; a daughter, Michelle, of the home; a brother, the Rev. Dean K. Lierle of Bartlesville, Okla.; and his stepmother, Bernice Lierle of Quincy. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dennis, and a brother. Services were conducted Monday afternoon in Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Northridge. Burial was in San Fernando Mission Cemetery, Mission Hills, Calif. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. [Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Rebecca Livingston died Tuesday night March 5th. Funeral from Christian Church Thursday March 7th at 2:30 p.m. Miss Rebecca Hankins was born in Ohio April 10, 1839 and married Mr. B. Livingston Feb. 28, 1857. Leaves husband and 3 daughters. Services by Elder D.R. Lucas. (Following this is a card of thanks by Benj. Livingston). [Source: Camp Point Journal, Mar. 14, 1889 - Submitted by Diane] [Note: Evergreen Cemetery, Sec. II, Row 9, buried with husband Benjamin and children Walter and Laura, Cemetery Information from Cemeteries of Adams County, Vol V]
The death of Mrs. Gesina Lohaus, an inmate of St. Vincent's Home, occurred yesterday morning at 5 o'clock, her death being due to senility. She was born in Germany on June 11, 1822, she therefore being 90 years of age at her death, and was a resident here for about fifty-eight years. Her husband's death occurred about ten years ago. She is survived by no near relatives. [The Quincy Daily Journal, Sep 9, 1912 - Transcribed by Debbie Gibson]
Erma G. Lytle
Erma G. Lytle, 92, a retired music teacher and resident of Sunet Home, formerly of 2111 State, died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 29, 1992) in the home. Born Feb. 6, 1900, near Beverly, Mrs. Lytle was a daughter of George Edward and Malinda Davis Drage. She married Louis W. Lytle Aug. 4, 1925, in Quincy. He died Sept. 24, 1980. Mrs. Lytle attended rural Barry schools. After graduating in 1921 from the Quincy Conservatory of Music, she taught music there and at Barry, Hull and Kinderhook. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Quincy. Survivors include a nephew, Lloyd Fengel of Oak Park. Mrs. Lytle was preceded in death by two sisters, Bertha Fengel and Neva Hofmeister. Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. David Kueker. Burial will be in Kingston Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday before the service. Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or to the charity of the donor's choice. [Submitted by Ella Tittsworth]
Louis William Lytle
Louis William Lytle, 84, of 2111 State, a long-time mechanic in Quincy, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 24, 1980) in St. Mary Hospital, where he had been a patient since Sept. 14. Mr. Lytle was born Dec. 15, 1895 in Griggsville, a son of Ivan J. and Evelyn Raider. He married Erma Drage in Quincy on Aug. 4, 1825. He was a veteran of World War 1. He worked as an auto mechanic in Quincy for many years in many private garages and later at Quincy Dodge. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Semper Fidelis Sunday School class and the American Legion Post No. 37. Surviving are his wife; two brothers, Roscoe of Chillicothe and Eris of Columbia MO; two sisters Mrs. Bernice Roach of Griggsville and Mrs. Harvey (Mildred) Reese of Perry. He was preceded in death by two sisters. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. David Ericson. Burial will be in the Kingston IL Cemetery. [Unknown newspaper, c. Sept. 1980; Submitted by Christine Walters. Louis Lytle is one of her ancestors]
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