Bureau County, IL Obituaries and Death Notices


Contributed by  Melva L. Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

January 17, 1952 - Thrusday, pg 8

Funeral Services For Mrs. Herman Yonk To Be Conducted Friday

Prophetstown: - Funeral services for Mrs. Herman Yonk, 55, of Yorktown who passed away Tuesday morning in the Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton, following a stroke, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Yorktown with the Rev. Landgrebe officiating. Burial will be in Yorktown Cemetery. The body was taken from the Gardner Mortuary, Prophetstown, to the home late Thursday afternoon.

Adeline Ann Yonk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Berge, was born in Yorktown Township on Dec. 24, 1896 and received her education in the Yorktown schools. She married Herman Yonk of Thomas in 1916 and spent her entire life in the Yorktown community.

Surviving are a son Lorence H Yonk of Prophetstown; a daughter, Mrs. Orville Kuehl of Prophetstown; two sisters, Mrs. Otto Teske of Rock Falls and Mrs. Bertha Hilger of Prophetstown and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in September, 1950; a son Wilbur; a brother Alfred and a sister Lena.


Contributed by  Melva L. Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois June 5, 1943 - Saturday, page 5

John Yonk Funeral Rites at Yorktown On Sunday Afternoon
Funeral rites for John Yonk, 73, of Yorktown will be held at the farm home Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and at 3:00 p.m. at the Yorktown Lutheran Church. Committal will be in the Manlius Cemetery. The body was taken to the home this afternoon from the Parent Mortuary.
Mr. Yonk passed away suddenly Friday from a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Teske, of New Bedford. He had not been in the best of health for six months and had been at his daughter's home two weeks.
He was born in Fairfield Township, July 4, 1869. He and Ida Charlotte Johnson were married May 18, 1892. She passed away in 1928. Mr. Yonk had lived in the Yorktown vicinity all his life.
Surviving are four children, Herman and Leslie Yonk of Yorktown, Mrs. Vernon Vandermoon of near Thomas, and Mrs. Teske of New Bedford. A son, Fred Yonk, passed away about eight year ago.


The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois, May 22, 1933 - Monday, pg 5

Wilbur Yonk Is Called Beyond - Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Yonk Succumbs Saturday

Prophetstown: - Wilbur Yonk, aged 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Yonk, of near Yorktown died at 4:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon, after an illlness of ten days. He was born near Yorktown on June 14, 1920, and lived there all of his life. Besides his parents, he leaves one sister, Loretta, age 10, and one brother, Lawrence, aged three.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the home and at 2:30 in the Yorktown Lutheran Church. Rev. Dorman of Sterling will officiate. Burial will be in the Yorktown Cemetery.  --Contributed by Melva L. Taylor

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