Bureau County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices - G

Mrs. Gallaher

Samuel Gallaher

Eli Gallatine

Phebe (DeMaranville) Gates

CATHERINE (Saltzman) VANDEMARK GEBHARDT

OTTO GUSTAFF GERLACH

MARY P. (Kerber) GERLACH

Gladys (Gonigam) Weinmann

MRS. LOUIS (Baumgartner) GONIGAM

Henry Grange

Mattie (Taylor) Gray

Mary  Ellen (Bell) Green

Katy M. Green

Mrs. Nancy Green

Chester C. Griswold

John A. Griswald

ANITA (Gumfory) GUDGELL

LEO M. GUDGELL

John Gumbel

CARL ALBERT GUSTAFSON

Carl Gustafson Sr.

FLORENCE (Griffin) GUSTAFSON

JOHN RUSSELL GUSTAFSON

LOWELL ARTHUR GUSTAFSON

NEIL R. GUSTAFSON


Mrs. Gallaher

Taken From the Henry Republican
July 14, 1881 - Milo

Another old settler, gone to rest. Mrs. Gallaher died July 5th; funeral the 6th by Elder Parker of Senachwine. Mrs. Gallaher was born March, 1829, in the state of Indiana and was 52 years old. She moved to Milo in Nov. 1839, with her parents and has been a resident most of the time since, and a member of the Christian church for 27 years. She leaves three children who are orphans indeed, but are not without friends who will assist them on in life.


Samuel Gallaher

Taken From the Henry Republican
September 4, 1879

Died in Milo, Bureau county, Aug. 31, of congestion of the lungs, Samuel Gallaher, 56 years, 4 months, brother of Wm. Gallaher of this city.


Eli Gallatine

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
March 21, 1872

Died In Milo, Bureau county, March 7, of lung fever, Eli Gallatine, aged 23; also of same complaint, James Cooney, aged 50 years.


Mrs. Phebe Gates (nee DeMaranville)

February 1904
Taken From the Henry Republican

Two Sudden Deaths - Brother and Sister of Tiskilwa Die The Same Day

Mrs. Phebe Gates Passes Away in the Morning and Her Brother at Noon.

Mrs. Gates and Mr. DeMaraville were aunt and uncle of Mrs. Andrew Hunter and Mrs. Frank T. Brown of this city, who requested us to copy the obituaries below, as taken from the Princeton Republican.

At the home of her daughter Mrs. Frank Ward, in Tiskilwa, the angel of death came and took Mrs. Phebe A. Gates at 3 o'clock Saturday morning, and at a few minutes to 12 of the same day death entered the home of Mrs. Cloe Goodale and claimed her father Elisha P. DeMaranville, an older brother of Mrs. Gates. The former died as the result of an abscess, while the latter succumbed to paralysis, with which he was stricken the Tuesday before. The funeral services were held at the Cottage M. E. church, six miles south of Tiskilwa, on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. A. Alford officiating. He chose for his text John 10:10, "I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly." A quartet composed of Miss Rachel Jack, Miss Ada Ioder, Miss Kellogg and Dr. Landis, with Mrs. Grace Smith at the organ, rendered some beautiful selections. The church was filled to overflowing. The bodies of the brother and sister in life were laid side by side in death in the cemetery south of the church. The following are sketches of their lives that were known to the residents of southern Bureau county.

Mrs. Phebe A. Gates

Phebe A. DeMaranville was born in Tioga county, New York, Nov. 2 1833, and died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ward in Tiskilwa, Ill., Feb. 13, 1904, aged 70 years, 3 months and 11 days. In 1851 she was united in marriage with Orange Edminster, who passed away Sept. 16, 1869. To the union were born five children, two of whom died in infancy. The living ones are Mrs. Frank Ward of Tiskilwa, Mrs. T. J. Cappperune of Bradford and E. E. Edminster of Tiskilwa. In 1877 she was united in marriage with A. D. Gates, but for several years has made her home with her daughters. Two brothers and one sister remain, James DeMaranville of Mineral, and Mrs. Lois McCulloch and Charles DeMaranville of Adkinson. In 1872 she united with the Methodist Episcopal church at the Hunter school house under the pastorate of Rev. G. J. Luckey, but for several years has not been recorded as a member. During her last illness she was a great sufferer, but bore it with patience, and was so thankful to those who administered to her. Her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren now review her life of three score and ten years, and bring, like the friends of Dorcas, the good things of her career to the inquirer.



CATHERINE  (Saltzman) VANDEMARK GEBHARDT

From:  United States Cemetery & Funeral Home Collections

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor
 
Catherine Gebhardt, 97, of Sterling, formerly of Ohio, Illinois, died Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Good Neighbor Care, Sterling, Illinois. Catherine was born February 20, 1913 in Ohio, Illinois, the daughter of Julius and Edith (Sibigtroth) Saltzman.  She married Marion VanDeMark in 1938 and he died in 1960.  She later married Sidney Gebhardt on July 6, 1968 and he died in 1970.  She was a teacher for 40 years, and was a member of First Congregational Church of Rock Falls.  Catherine was also a member of the Friendship Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in LaMoille, Illinois, and served as Past Worthy Matron. Catherine was a Past President of Ohio Women's Club.  She was also a Past President of Sterling-Rock Falls Pilot Club and Yesteryears Questers. Catherine was also a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship; Rock Falls Garden Club, and a past member of the Sweet Adelines (Sinessippi Chapter).  Catherine was also a Fish Volunteer. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara (David) Dorway of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Jeanine (Lynn) Pepper of Conroe, Texas; two sons, Larry (Marilyn) Gebhardt of Sterling, Illinois and Hubert Gebhardt of Big Ben, Wisconsin; two nieces, Kay Hobbs of Bettendorf, Iowa and Judy (Dick) Poffenberger of Tucson, Arizona.  She was also survived by seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; four great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Edith (Sibigtroth) Saltzman; two husbands, Marion VanDeMark and Sidney Gebhardt, and a great niece, Leslie Baker.  Visitation at the First Congregation Church of Rock Falls, Illinois, Tuesday, 10-11 a.m.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m

(Possibly buried in Union Cemetery, Ohio, Illinois?)


OTTO GUSTAFF GERLACH

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois Feburary 7, 1968 - Wednesday, pg 4

Prophetstown: - Otto Gustaff Gerlach, 80, passed away Tuesday afternoon (6 Feb 1968) at his home in Yorktown. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorktown, the Rev. Emil Blobaum officiating with burial in Yorktown Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday afternoon and evening at the Gardner Chapel, Prophetstown. Otto Gerlach was born Jan. 9, 1888 in Suitzeldorf, Germany, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gerlach. He was educated in Germany and Yorktown schools, coming to the states when he was 12 and locating in Yorktown. He was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He married Cora Frank of Manlius on July 17, 1918. He is survived by his widow, two sons, Lawrence of Spring Valley; Vyrle of Morrison; two daughters, Mrs. George (Violet) Park of Siren, Wis.; Mrs. Glenn (Beaulah) Urban of Hillsdale; one brother, Albert of New Bedford; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, one son and one daughter. Mrs. Gladys Weinmann (nee Gonigam)


MARY P. (Kerber) GERLACH

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 23, 1961 - Saturday, pg 2

Mrs. Mary P. Gerlach, a former resident of Sterling, passed away at 11 a.m. Friday in the Jacksonville, Ill., hosopital following an extended illness. She was born Feb. 21, 1895, in Yorktown, Bureau County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kerber. Surviving are four sons, Harold, Stockton; DeWayne, Prophetstown; Leslie, Rock Falls, and LeRoy, Quincy; one brother, Ben C. Kerber, Sterling; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Lang, Manliuis; nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. The body was brought to the Melvin Funeral Home where friends may call after noon on Sunday. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home, with the Rev. Earl Peters, pastor of the Yorktown Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Yorktown Cemetery.


Gladys (Gonigam) Weinmann

Sterling Gazette - Donated by Margaret Manger

Funeral Rites Held for Mrs. Weinmann

Walnut – Funeral services for Mrs. Roy Weinmann (Gladys Gonigam), were held on Monday afternoon from the Ross Funeral Home in walnut, with the Rev. ray F. Baldwin, pastor of the Walnut Methodist church, officiating. Bernell G Ross was organist.  Casket attendants were J. K. Ross, Donald Whitver, Fergus Anderson, Russell Anderson, Beryl Quilter and Burke J. Livey. Interment was in the Walnut Cemetery.


MRS. LOUIS (Baumgartner) ALBRECHT GONIGAM

From Melva L. Taylor

Mrs. Louis Gonigam, Walnut, Dies Friday

Walnut: - Mrs. Louis Gonigam, 76, died at 6 a.m. Friday at Perry Memorial Hospital at Princeton, where she had been a patient the past eight days. The body was removed to the Ross Funeral Home where friends may call Saturday afternoon and evening. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Red Oak EUB Church, the Rev. Guy Jones, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Red Oak Cemetery.

She was born Aug 18, 1880, near Ohio, Ill., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Baumgartner. She was married to Edward Albrecht of Ohio in 1916. She was married to Louis Gonigam I, of Walnut in 1922. He preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 1943. She was a member of the Red Oak EUB Church.

Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Pike, Kewanee; two grandchildren; one step-daughter, Mrs. Leonard Anderson, Walnut; one step-son, Rev. Cyrus Gonigam, Aberdeen, Wash.


Henry Grange

Taken From the Henry Republican
October 3, 1878

Lone Tree
Again the grim monster visited our village, this time called Henry Grange from this vail of tears to the world beyond to enjoy the reward of the just made perfect in the blood of the lamb. His death took place on Thursday of last week. The funeral was held at Hunter school house on Saturday. A large concourse of mourners and friends, justifying their love and esteem by attending the same. The services were conducted by Rev. Dennis of Tiskilwa, assisted by Reverends Morris and Keller of Whitefield.


Mattie (Taylor) Gray

(Source Unknown)
December 1904

Miss Mattie Taylor, the eldest daughter of Stephen and Malinda Wrighthouse Taylor, was born in New Washington, Clark Co., Ind., May 9, 1879. When Three years old, she moved with her parents to Putnam, Ill, until the marriage to Thomas J. Gray, May 9, 1895. To this union were born three children, two sons, one daughter. At the age of fourteen she became a member of the Christian Church in Putnam and has been a faithful member ever since.

About one year ago, the ravages of that dreadful disease, consumption, made her a victim. Everything possible was done to stay its progress, but without avail, and her last few weeks was a severe tussle, yet was borne, with that Christian patience which called to the shore beyond, Dec. 14, 1904, at her home near Tiskilwa, Ill. The funeral was held at the Christian church in Putnam, Dec. 16, and the body was laid to rest in the Putnam Cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. Martin. She leaves a husband, three children, a father, mother, sister, and a host of friends to mourn her death.


Mary  Ellen (Bell) Green

Taken From the Henry Republican
March 31, 1881

Died at Keota, Iowa, March 17, Mary Ellen, 33, wife of William L. Green, and daughter of John Bell of Lone Tree, Bureau county.

Lone Tree

We understand that John Bell and wife were summoned to Washington county, Iowa. That their daughter Mary Green was dead and they have gone to Iowa to pay their last respects that a father and mother can to their child.

Milo

Mr. John Bell and wife have returned from the funeral of their daughter, who moved to Iowa, Mrs. W. L. Green. She left a babe a couple of weeks old.


Katy M. Green

Hartford Daily Courant Hartford, Connecticut
7 Feb 1860

Died in Malden, Bureau Co Illinois, Jan. 29, of scarlet fever, Katy M., youngest daughter of T. F. and S. M. Green, aged 5 years.


Mrs. Nancy Green

TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN
January 26, 1871

Died in Wheatland, Bureau County, Jan. 9, of old age, Mrs. Nancy Green in her 88th year.

Mrs. Nancy Green, the mother of Alonzo, Philip, George, etc., died in Wheatland, Bureau county, at the venerable age of 87 years.  The funeral was very large, the relatives of several generatatibus being persent and alling 13 carriages themselves. Mrs. Green was born in Saratoga county, N. Y., in June, 1873; married, and moved to Peoria, Illinois, in 1837, when Peoria was much smaller than Henry and when it contained only four dry goods stores.  She lived in Marshall county 17 years.  She had been an exemplary and earnest member of the M. E. churh over 80 years.  She was the mother of 12 children, 9 surviving her, and all married, the youngest being George Green of Whitefield township.  She had lived to see her large family grow up and filling respectable places in society, with a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren about her, and trusting in the God of the living, leaves an example of Christian excellence that may well be imitated.


Chester C. Griswold

Taken From the Henry Republican
June 27, 1878

In Milo, Bureau county, June 14, Chester C. Griswold, from the kick of a horse, in the 24th year of his life. His funeral was held at the residence of his mother in Milo, on the 15th, Rev. E. C. Wayman of Henry officiating. The funeral obsequies were largely attended, evincing at once the respect and esteem in which Chester was held. The subject of this notice was born on the very farm on which he died. …. He leaves a wife, aged mother, two sisters and three brothers to mourn his loss, a loss irreparable to them. …

Taken From the Henry Republican
June 20, 1878

An accident happened in Milo township, Bureau county, on Thursday, last, by which Chester F. Griswold lost his life. While at the plow, a horse of his got into the field, and he went to drive it out. Getting too near its heels, he was kicked in the abdomen with such force as to throw him to the ground, causing serious hemorrhage and vomiting of blood. He crawled to the house, and Dr. Reeder of Whitefield Corners called, but found that he was so badly injured internally he could do little for him. He lingered along until the next morning when he died. He was a married man, his family consisting of a wife and his mother, who will feel the bereavement sorely. He was about 24 years of age, well known and respected. His brother George lives at Snachwine, John at Bradford, Henry near Pontiac, and a sister lives near Chenoa. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of the neighbors and friends on Saturday.


John A. Griswald

Taken From the Henry Republican
June 21, 1877

Died in Milo, Bureau county, June 15, John A. Griswald, aged about 72 years.


ANITA (Gumfory) GUDGELL

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

November 13, 1999 - Saturday, pg A6

Burlington, Iowa - Anita Gudgell, 63, of Burlington, Iowa, formerly of Tampico, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999, at Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Iowa.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Yorktown Church of Christ, Yorktown, with Pastor Dave McCarter officiating. Burial will be at Yorktown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Garland Funeral Home, Tampico. A memorial has been established to the Yorktown Church of Christ.

Mrs. Gudgell was born on June 22, 1936, in Tampico, the daughter of Charles and Leona (Fritsch) Gumfory. She married Lester Gudgell on Nov. 21, 1955 in Cambridge. He survives. She graduated from Manlius High School, and was a member of the Yorktown Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Lee Ray) Hanson of Burlington, Iowa; a step-daughter, Sara Martinson of Florida; a sister, Cleo Jean (Frank) Irwin of Grove, Okla.; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, a great step-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, two sons, Donald Gudgall and David Gudgell, and a brother.


JOHN E. GUDGELL

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois February 12, 1968 - Friday, pg 6

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

Service Set For John Gudgell, 73

Tampico: - Funeral services for John E. Gudgell, 73, who died unexpectedly in Columbus, Miss., on his way home from Florida, will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Yorktown Church of Christ. The Rev. Roland Florence of Kewanee Church of Christ, will officiate, with burial in Yorktown Cemetery.

Military rites will be conducted at graveside by the Tampico American Legion Post.

Friends may call at the Schmidt Funeral Chapel after 2 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be directed to Yorktown Church of Christ.

John Gudgell was born March 16, 1895, in Bureau County, the son of Charles and Mary Gudgell. He was educated in the Bureau County schools and attended the Sweeney Automotive School at St. Louis, Mo. He married Anna Thomas on April 12, 1920 in Princeton. He lived in the Tampico vicinity all his life, residing in Thomas and then in Yorktown. He was a member of the Yorktown Church of Christ, American Legion Post 574 for 45 years; past commander; veteran of World War I. He was in the drainage contracting business for over 40 years.

He is survived by his widow, three sons, Lyle of Redding, Calif.; Lester of Tampico; Leo of Tampico; one daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Lois) Miller of Prophetstown; eight grandchildren, one brother, Milton of Longview, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. William (Mary) Daleiden of Eugene, Ore.; Mrs. Mervin (Hazel) Harker of Hooppole.

He was preceded by his parents, two brothers, one sister and one grandchild.


LEO M. GUDGELL

From Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

November 30, 1993 - Tuesday, pg A2

Mrs. Leo M. Gudgell, age 66 of Route #2 Tampico, Ill., died at Samaritan Health System Hospital in Clinton, Iowa, Nov. 29, 1993.

Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Yorktown Church of Christ in Yorktown with David McCarter, pastor of Yorktown Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the Yorktown Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Graveside military rites will be accorded by Tampico American Legion Post #574.

Mr. Gudgell was born on March 12, 1927 in Yorktown, Ill., the son of John E. and Anna E. Thomas Gudgell. He was united in marriage to Janice Hamilton, on July 30, 1950 at the Yorktown Church of Christ. He was associated in Dredging and Bulldozing business for over 40 years in the surrounding area. He was a member of the Yorktown Church of Christ and was an elder and chairman of the board at the church. He was a member of the Tampico American Legion Post #574 and served in the U.S. Navy during W.W. II.

He is survived by his wife Janice of Tampico, two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Cynthia) Attard of Brooksville, Fla., and Mrs. John (Nancy) Erickson of Wyanet, Ill.; four grandsons Charles and Michael Attard of Brooksville, Fla., and Joshua and Benjamin Erickson of Wyanet, Ill.; two brothers Lyle of Camano Island, Wash., and Lester of Tampico, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Stanley (Lois) Miller of Prophetstown, Ill.; one uncle Frank Thomas of Prophetstown, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial has been established in his memory to the American Heart Association and Juvenile Diabetics in lieu of flowers.


John Gumbel

- Contributed by Barbara Nugent  

Sterling, Illinois Daily Gazette, Tuesday, 6 February 1968

JOHN GUMBEL, 70, SUCCUMBS MONDAY

Walnut - John Gumbel, 70, of Walnut, passed away at 4 p.m. Monday at the Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton, where he entered that morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm. in the Ross Funeral Home, Walnut, the Rev. Ray F. Baldwin of the Methodist Church officiating, with burial in Walnut Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

John Gumbel was born May 2, 1897 near Manito, the son of Samuel and Sarah Wasmer Gumbel. He lived in Walnut area since 1917. Since retiring from farming he has been employed at Gonegam-Bass Hill Co. Inc., as night watchman until his illness. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

He is survived by two sisters, Miss Blanche Gumbel of Walnut and Miss Pearl Gumbel of Chicago.

He was preceded by his parents and two brothers..


CARL ALBERT GUSTAFSON

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois

April 12, 1954

Walnut: - Carl J. Gustafson Sr., accidentally shot and killed himself Sunday morning while removing a rifle from a truck which he was cleaning.

Gustafson, 64, a retired farmer, was hit above the back of the right ear by the .22 rifle bullet. He had apparently backed his light truck out of the garage and was removing his two guns before sweeping out the truck. Gustafson who worked as a custom butcher, always carried two loaded guns in the truck.


Carl Gustafson

The other gun had been taken out and was propped beside the truck, as was a broom.

Wayne Harris, Walnut, saw Gustafson lying in the yard as he was passing and went for help. Carl Gustafson, Jr., a son, stopped a few minutes later. The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m.

At the time of the shooting Gustafson was home alone. His wife was taken to the Princeton Hospital about a week ago following a heart attack, and Kenneth, the only son at home, was working.

The coroner's jury, impaneled by Bureau County Coroner A. A. Meyer of Seatonville, brought in a verdict of accidental death. Members of the jury were Joan Ross, Laverne Luritzen, Donald Bell, Vern Harrison, Leo Christensen and Lee Wallis.

The body was taken to the Ross Funeral Home in Walnut where friends may call beginning Monday night. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Walnut Christian Church, with the Rev. E. V. Hallock, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery.

Carl J. Gustafson was born Jan. 18, 1990 near Tiskilwa. He was married to Florence Griffin in 1909. They had lived in Walnut for many years, but retired from farming 15 years ago.

Surviving are his wife; four sons, Floyd, Carl J. Jr., and Kenneth of Walnut, and Raymond of Yorktown; four daughters, Mrs. Paul Curtis of Kirkwood, Mo., Mrs. Jack Pope of Sterling, Mrs. Leo Christensen and Mrs. Lyle Peach, both of Walnut and 15 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Russell in 1919 and Lowell in 1951.


Carl Gustafson Sr.

Apr 16, 1954 Sterling Gazette - Donated by Margaret Mangers

Walnut – Funeral services for Carl Gustafson Sr., were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Walnut Christian Church with the Rev. E. V. Hallock, pastor, in charge. Hymns were sung by Lee Renner, with Mrs. Otto Yonk playing the accompaniments. Casket bearers were Everett Ganschow, Gerald Ganschow, Nels Malmberg, Olen Melton, Orin Johnson and David Johnson. Burial was in Walnut Cemetery


FLORENCE (Griffin) GUSTAFSON

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois

April 24, 1954

Mrs. Gustafson Passes Away At Hospital

Mrs. Carl. A. Gustafson, 63, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 20, at the Princeton Hospital following a heart attack which she had suffered three weeks ago.

The funeral rites were held at the Walnut Christian Church on Thursday, April 22, at 2:00 p.m., with Re. E. V. Hallock, pastor, in charge. Lee Renner was the soloist with Mrs. Otto Yonk at the organ. The casket bearers were J. Orin Johnson, Everett Ganschow, Olen D. Melton, David Johnson, Gerald Ganschow and Nes Maimberg. Committal was in the Walnut Cemetery.


Florence Mabel Griffin Gustafson

Florence Griffin was born November 25, 1891. She was united in marriage to Carl A. Gustafson in 1909. They came to Walnut about thirty years ago and farmed around this vicinity until moving to town seventeen years ago. Her husband preceded her in death on April 11, 1954.

She was also preceded in death by two sons, Russell in 1919 and Lowell in 1951.

Surviving are four sons, Floyd, Carl Jr., and Kenneth, all of Walnut, and Raymond of Yorktown; four daughters, Mrs. Paul (Elaine) Curtis, Kirksville, Mo.; Mrs. Jack (Virginia) Pope, Sterling, Illinois; Mrs. Leo (Betty) Christensen and Mrs. Lyle (Alberta) Peach, Walnut; 15 grandchildren; three sisters and one brother.

Mrs. Gustafson was a member of Walnut Unit of Mothers of World War II.


JOHN RUSSELL GUSTAFSON

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

From: Family Scrapbook

about: May 7, 1919

John Russell Gustafson, son of Carl and Florence (Griffin) Gustafson, was born March 30, 1917, near Princeton, Ill., in Arispie township and departed this life May 6, 1919, aged 2 years, 1 month and 6 days.

The funeral services were held Thursday afteroon at 2 o'clock at the home, conducted by Rev. C. C. Carpenter, and the burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Little Russell was loved by all who knew him on account of his sweet smile and cheering disposition. We are indebted to the will of God for He hath given and hath taken away, and has also comforted us by saying: "Suffer little children to come unto Me, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."

We can rest assured that little Russell is asleep in the arms of Jesus. The loved ones he has left are his parents: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gustafson and one brother, Floyd; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Griffin, of Newago, Mich., and August Gustafson, Sr., of Tiskilwa, Ill., beside many other relatives and friends. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.


LOWELL ARTHUR GUSTAFSON

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois

November 29, 1949

Life of Popular Young Man Taken -

Succumbs at Princeton Hospital Nov. 24: Had Been Seriously Ill Since August

The community was deeply saddened by the death of Lowell Gustafson, 20, on Thanksgiving evening, November 24, at the Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, where he had been a patient for two weeks. He would have been 21 years of age on November 16th. He had been seriously ill since August with a kidney infection. Lowell was certainly a wonderful patient, never complaining and bore his illness with great fortitude and patience.

Lowell Arthur Gustafson, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gustafson, was born November 26, 1928, on a farm near Walnut. He attended the Walnut schools and was graduated from Walnut Community High School in 1947, where he starred as a member of the Blue Raider football team. Since graduation he has been employed by his brother Floyd, with the Gustafson trucking line.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his parents; four sisters, Mrs. Paul (Elaine) Curtis, Anchor, Ill.; Mrs. Jack (Virginia) Pope, Tampico; Mrs. Leo (Betty) Christensen, Walnut; and Alberta, at home; four brothers, Floyd, Carl Jr., Kenneth, all of Walnut; and Raymond of Yorktown; his fiance, Miss Barbara Dahl of Walnut; also 11 nieces and nephews. One brother Russell, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 27th at 2:30 p.m. from the Christian Church with the pastor, Rev. E. V. Hallock, officiating. Hymns were sung by John Foss Jr., with his wife as accompanist. The casket attendants were Donald Brandenburg, Lyle Schrader, Marvin Carpenter, Lee Ganschow, Glenn Gonigam and Leslie Schoff. Those who assisted with the great profusion of floral tributes were Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ganschow, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Ganschow and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Wolfe. Burial was made in the Walnut Cemetery.

Among those attending the services from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Willard Hunter, Mrs. Cora Hunter, Tampico; Mrs. Velma Richardson, Mrs. Don Hunter, Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. M. Eberhardt, Rock Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Armour Whitver, Burlington, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Burns, Mrs. Lulu Burns and daughter Mae, Manchester, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. August Gustafson, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Gustafson, Princeton; Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Giltner and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Brandt, Tiskilwa.


NEIL R. GUSTAFSON

Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

June 2, 1987 - Tuesday, pg 2

Tampico: - Neil R. Gustafson, 40, of Route One, Tampico, died Monday morning at the Moline Lutheran Hospital.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Yorktown St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. Joyce Heintz officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Cemetery where military rites will be accorded. Visitation will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut with the family present from 7-9 p.m. only. There will be a masonic service at 8:30 p.m. A memorial has been established to the Yorktown Lutheran Church.

Mr. Gustafson was born on Aug. 16, 1946, in Princeton, the son of Raymond and Dorothy Vetter Gustafson. He was united in marriage to Diane Von Holten on Aug. 29, 1971 in Rock Falls. The deceased was involved in a trucking business and farmed in the Tampico area. He was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorktown, past president of the church, member of the church council, served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, member of the Hooppole American Legion, Eshelman-Talley-Doye Post; and the Hooppole Masonic Lodge 886 AF-AM.

Survivors include his wife Diane of Tampico; one daughter, Lynnette, and one son, Corey, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Gustafson of Walnut; two sisters, Mrs. Silvia Thompson of Walnut, and Mrs. Jeff Elaine Forward of Tampico; and one brother, Kurt of Walnut.

He was preceded in death by his father and both maternal and paternal grandparents.

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