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Unless otherwise stated, these obituaries were compiled from old newspapers by Milo Custer and published in 1912



Zabel -- Carl W. Zabel, 94, of 700 E. Walnut St., Bloomington, died Thursday (Feb. 7, 2008) at Heritage Manor, Bloomington. His graveside service will be at at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Blue Mound Cemetery, Cooksville. Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements. Carl was born Feb. 7, 1914, in Cooksville, the son of Louis Zabel and Martha Ross Zabel. Carl is survived by a niece, Gretchen (Merle) Pierce, Canton; and longtime friend, Ivan "Bub" Kennedy, California. He retired as a security and maintenance worker. (The Pantagraph)

Zabel - Eleanor Fern Zabel, 92, a lifetime Cooksville resident, died at 9 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 3, 1990) at her daughter's home in Fairbury. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Union Church of Cooksville, the Rev. Jerry McNemee officiating. Burial will be in Blue Mound Cemetery, Cooksville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax, and one hour before the service at the church. She was born Sept. 7, 1898, in Cooksville, a daughter of William Fred and Mary Wilkes 24. She married Earl William Zabel Jan. 24, 1917, in Bloomington. He died Feb. 16, 1977. Surviving are one daughter, Marilyn Dennis, Fairbury; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, one daughter, one foster daughter, one grandson and one great-grandson. Mrs. Zabel was a member of the Never Too Old Club of Colfax, Union Church of Cooksville, its Women's Circle Club and was a Sunday school teacher for more than 50 years. She was a volunteer at Octavia Manor Nursing Home, Colfax. Memorials may be made to her church or Saint James Hospital Hospice program in Pontiac. (The Pantagraph)

Zehr -- 17 October 1918 - Joseph A. Zehr died at this home north of Gridley on October 12, aged 50 years. [Yesteryears in Gridley - Gridley Village Times - 23 October 2008]

Zumalt, [Zumwalt?] Henry, d. Delavan Twp. Tazewell Co. Ill. 5/9/1875, a. 65 y. 1 m. 17 ds.


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