Peoria County, Illinois
Peoria Star Thursday, March 15, 1945
Mrs Gustafson Rites Saturday
Funeral services forMrs
Nellie Gustafson,84 of
708 Fayette street, wife of Otto W Gustafson former overseer of the poor
of the city of Peoria and former member of the board supervisors of
Peoria county, who died at St: Francis hospital at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday
after a prolonged illness will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Gauss
The Rev. William J Arms of the first Universalist church will officiate burial will be in Springdale cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 3 p.m. Friday.
Mrs Gustafson was born at Cameron Oct. 9. 1860. She was a daughter of Mr and Mrs George Hopple and came to Peoria as a child with her parents. She married Mr Gustafson here July 9. 1897. She was a member of the John Ericsson club and of the Daughters of Pocahontas.
Surviving are her husband: one daugther Mrs Myra Sarli of Peoria , one grandson, Willard H Gustafson and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs Gustafson had been ill several weeks. An inquest into her death will be held by Coroner William B Elliot at 10 a.m. Friday
submitted 2008 by: Stefan Puke
C.A. Gustafson Services Set For Monday
Funeral services forCarl Gustafson, 61, assistant chief engineer of Caterpillar Tractor Co., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Wilton Mortuary Chapel,
under direction of the Rev. William R. O'Neil. Interment will be in Fairlawn cemetery. Friends may call Sunday afternoon and evening at the mortuary.
Mr. Gustafson, died at 12:10 a.m. Saturday at his home 414 Ridgemont Rd.. Associated with Caterpillar since 1928 he was chief engineer for Russell Grader Corp. previously,
and was widely known as an authority on earth moving equipment. He last worked April 20. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian church and American Society of Engineers.
A son of August and Anna Marie Gustafson, he was born Aug. 4, 1890, at Vermskog, Sweden and came to the United States in 1910.
He married Esther E. Johnson at Minneapolis, Nov. 2 that same year.
A Peoria resident for 20 years he is survived by his wife, a son, Ralph Gustafson of Milwaukee, Wis. three daughters: Mrs. Robert Brooks of Santa Monica, Cal.,
Mrs. Tony Hensley, Jr., of Peoria and Mrs. James Wheelers of Peoria, four sisters: Judith, Olga, Edith and Martha all of Sweden and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be A. W. Johnson, O. C. Hinds, G. E. Burks, W. L. Naumann, N. Koener and H. H. Howard.
Honorary pallbears are l.B. Nueumiller, H.S. Eberhard, J.R. Munro, C. A. Woodley, L. E. Ely, L. C. Allenbrand, W. S. Swardenski, H. A. Zonachen,
George Wennerlyn, C. O. Wold and G. Swardenski. [Peoria Journal Star, pg B8, Sunday, June 29, 1952 - Candi H. 2007]
Funeral services for two-year Timothy Raymond Glover, son of Mr. and Mrs., Delbert W. Glover, who died of a heat stroke Friday, will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Cook and Ward Funeral home at Paris, IL. Burial will be in Edgar Cemetery there.
The child died after climbing in an auto at the farm home of Mrs. Glover's parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. Ray Jones, near Redmon, Edgar County, where he was unnoticed during the afternoon.
The windows were found raised and the child was stumped in the front seat, efforts to revive him failed.
Mr. Glover, a Peoria cigarette salesman, formerly was a varsity basketball player at Bradley University from 1946 to 1945 and was Sparland High School coach one year.
[Peoria Journal Star, pg B8, Sunday, June 29, 1952 - Candi H. 2007]
Funeral services for William Gerber, a former Peorian who died Friday night at his home in Harvey, IL will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Cumerford - Endsley Memorial home.
Following Masonic rites in Harvey. Interment will be in Springdale Cemetery.[Sunday, Oct. 14, 1951, Peoria Journal Star, B4 - C. Horton -2007]
Mrs. Clara M. Gustafson, 85, of 609 E. Republic Ave., widow
of John G. Gustafson, died at 3;40 this morning at St. Francis hospital
where she had been a patient since Wednesday.
Daughter of John and Mary Carlson, she was born Nov. 7, 1865, in Skara Sweden. She married Mr. Gustafson in Putnam on Feb. 1, 1887. He died in Bradford Oct. 14, 1900.
Mrs. Gustafson had retired in Peoria since 1927 and at the Republic ave. address for 13 years. She was a member of the Bradford Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters: Mrs. betty Lindstrum and Mrs. Agnes Phenix, both of Peoria; one brother; August Carlson, Spring Valley; two sisters,
Mrs. Sophie Swanson, LA., CA. and Mrs. Emma Johnson, Spring Valley and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Wilton Mortuary chapel. Burial will be in the Bradford cemetery. Friends may call at Wilton's after 3 p.m. Sunday.
[Sunday, Oct. 13, 1951, Peoria Journal Star - C. Horton -2007]
Mrs. Ethel Gordon
Mrs. Ethel Gordon, wife of Arthur Gordon and formerly of Peoria Heights, died Friday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Loretta Poole in Phoenix Ariz., where she had lived for two years.
Mrs. Gordon was born in Mt. Pulaski, Nov. 2, 1892. She was a member of Seventh Day Adventist church in Phoenix.
Surviving are her husband and her daughter both of Phoenix. Two sons: Meredith Siebdrath of Peoria and Garett Siebdrath, Creve Cour;
three brothers, Otis, Edgar and Elmo Shepard all of Peoria and six grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in Peoria at a time and place to be announced by Cummerford - Endsley memorial home.
[Sunday, Oct. 14, 1951, Peoria Journal Star, B4 - C. Horton -2007]
CHILLICOTHE _Carl E.
Gustafson,77, of 1230 N.
Second St. died at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 4, 1991, at Toulon Health Care
Born Jan. 9, 1914, in Depue to Ivor and Alice A. Magnuson Gustafson, he married Marie Finley on Aug. 5, 1960, in Lacon.
She survives along with one brother, Perry of Chippewa Falls, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert (Pauline) Nimitz of West Bend, Wis.,
and Mrs. Orville (Grace) Swain of Beloit, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a stepson and a sister.
He was an engineer for Martin-Marietta Sand and Gravel Co. for 27 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of First Christian Church of Henry.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel, Chillicothe, the Rev. Donna Murphy officiating. There will be no visitation.
Cremation rites have been accorded and burial of ashes will follow in Henry Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Rescue 33 of Chillicothe or a charity of the donor's choice.
Journal Star (Peoria, IL), August 15, 1991 [ch 2007]
of 406 Olive St. died at 7:35 a.m.
Thursday, Jan 23, 1992, at her residence. She was born Sept. 11, 1904, in rural Varna to Otto and Matilda Gustafson Gustafson.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
She attended Augustana College and earned her bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Bradley University.
She taught school and served as principal at LaRose and Varna Grade Schools. She also taught private music lessons.
She was a lifelong member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Varna, where she was a member of its Dorcas Circle and was officer of the Lutheran Church Women.
She also was organist for 65 years and served as director of the choir and children's choir.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at her church, the Rev. Joseph Bleakley officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m.
Sunday at Newton Funeral Home, Varna. Burial will be in First Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Varna Ambulance Service or her church.
Journal Star (Peoria, IL), January 24, 1992 [ch-2007]
Mrs. GOULD Mother of Peorian , Dies
Mrs. Martha Ellen GOULD, 69, wife of Sam Gould of Havana and mother of Homer Gould of Peoria died at noon yesterday at Graham hospital, Canton,
where she had been a patient about one month.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Central Christian church, Havana. The Rev. Robert l. Lemon officiating.
Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery there. Friends may call at Niederer memorial home, Havana.
Peoria Journal Star Aug. 10, 1954 [C. Horton - 2009]
Harry B. GRAY, 71, a resident of 813 Fifth Ave. for 11 years and of Peoria for the past 25 years. Worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co., from 1929 as a machinist, retiring in 1943.
He died at St. Francis hospital. He had been a patient for five days. Born Dec. 14, 1882, at Bevier, MO., a son of Charles and Linda YOUCUM GRAY.
He married Dorothy Roberts Sept. 13, 1902 at Macomb. His wife survives with his step-mother, Mrs. Caroline Williams of Toledo, Ohio.
Two sons, Herbert and Kenneth Gray both of Peoria; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Dempster of Peoria; two brothers Albert of CA., and Harold Gray of Toledo;
two sisters, Mrs. Earl Coulter of Rock Island and Mrs. Henry Manon of Toledo. He also leaves 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Four sons preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Monday at Wilton Mortuary. Interment will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Peoria Journal Star, July 9, 1954 [C. Horton - 2009]
Mrs. Bertha Charlotte GRAFF, 81,
wife of John A. GRAFF of 1129 Ann St. and resident of Peoria for more
than 69 years, died Thursday at Proctor Hospital, whereshe
had been a patient for 2 weeks.
Born in Champaign Feb. 5, 1873, she was a daughter of August and Charlotte SCHNUECKE KRUEGER, and married Mr. Graff Sept. 5, 1917 in Bloomington.
Mrs. Graff was a member of Christ Lutheran Church.
Surviving are her husband; three daughters: Miss. Lula Graff, Mrs. Helen Burkley and Miss. Marie Graff, all of Peoria. A sister Miss. Louise Krueger of Peoria; five brothers,
Oscar, George, Edward and Theodore Krueger, all of Peoria and Charles of Chicago and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at Wilton Mortuary, the Rev. Raymond T. Eissfeldt officiating. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.
Peoria Journal Star, March 12, 1954 [C. Horton - 2009]
Mrs. Isa Dee GARDNER, 56, of 1021 Elliott St., employed at
Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 8 years, died unexpectedly this morning at
St. Francis hospital, shortly after she was admitted.
A resident of Peoria for 12 years, she last worked yesterday. Born in Edwards, Miss., Apr. 7, (no year listed) she was the daughter of Joseph and Victoria SIMMONS and came to Peoria from Greenville, Miss. in 1942. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Peoria. Surviving are a son, Fred Sanders of East Chicago, Ind.; three daughters:
Mrs. Georgia Johnson, Mrs. Rosie Lee Jones and Mrs. Ruby Williams all of Peoria; two brothers Matthew Simmons of Perrine, Fla. and James Simmons of Vicksburg, Miss.,
and a niece, 11 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Alford of Peoria.
Funeral Services will be Monday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, the Rev. M. D. Dickson officiating.
Interment will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Peoria Journal Star, March 12, 1954 - [C. Horton- 2009]
PEORIA BLUESMAN BYRON E. GIPSON DIES AT AGE 64
Byron E. "Wild Child" Gipson, 64, of 3006 W. Arrowhead, a well-known Peoria blues musician, died at 1:50 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 1994, at Southside Manor Apartments.
Born Jan. 10, 1930, in Burlington, Iowa, to Everett and Ruth MacGruder Gipson, he married Audrey Bryant on Nov. 24, 1962, in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Cynthia Gipson of Peoria, Felicia Robinson Thompson of Chicago and Dionne Gipson of Atlanta; two brothers, Bobby of Burlington and Wallace of St. Louis; and three grandchildren.
Gipson played with many music legends in the early days of rock 'n' roll. He began writing and recording songs for Specialty Records in Los Angeles as Slick Gipson and the Sliders.
In 1955, he toured with Little Richard as road manager, bodyguard and sometimes guitar player. He wrote such songs as, "Baby, Please Come Home, "Keep Knocking," "O' My Soul," and "Uncle John," which he based on Little Richard himself, according to an article that appeared in the Journal Star in 1989. In 1960, Gipson made his way to Peoria. He signed with Chess Records in 1963, but the songs he recorded were never released.
By 1967, after returning to school to learn how to read and write music, Gipson started his career as a one-man band, performing often in the Peoria area.
Gipson, who in a 1991 interview said he took the name "Wild Child" as a gag to draw people to his music, led local funk groups like the Funk Machine, Wild Child Gipson and His Soul Merchants, and the Violators.
He played at Harold's Club, Tony's Fairway and the Candy Cane, all in Peoria, and the College Inn in Bloomington. He last performed at the Judge's Chambers, Olde Parkway Inn and the Alligator Grill and Lounge.
He was nominated to the Musicians Hall of Fame. He was a board member of Musicians Locals 26, 10 and 137 and a member of the River City Blues Society.
He was an Army veteran. He attended Illinois Central College and Illinois State University, where he studied music.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Simons Mortuary. The Rev. John L. Gibson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the mortuary. Additional visitation will be at 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Prugh Funeral Home in Burlington, Iowa. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington. [Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - February 2, 1994- CH 2011]
59 of Bartonville died Sunday (19 Jan 1964) at home. Born Aug. 10, 1904 at
Bartonville, he was the s/o John & Hester Lane Arrenholz. He married Gladys
Whitlow in Bartonville on Feb. 29, 1926. Surviving are his mother of
Bartonville, two sons Irving W. of Hammond, IN & James of Washington, a
brother A. Bill of Chicago, two sisters Mrs. Dorothy Manz & Mrs. Aleene
Heinz both of Bartonville & seven grandchildren. A daughter, a son, his
father, & a brother preceded him in death. Stone Mortuary/Lutheran Cemetery
[Taken from:Peoria Journal StarMonday January 20, 1964 A7 -submitted by: Nancy]
Peoria, Ill., was stricken with paralysis last Friday.
For the past 15 years he has been associated with the Peoria Transcriptand the LaCrosse Republican.
(RI Evening Argus, Monday, 8 May 1871) He died Sunday, aged 51y. (RIArgus, Tuesday, 9 May 1871) K. T. -2007
Robert L. Adkison
Robert L. Adkison, 76, of East Peoria, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at his daughter's home in Peoria Heights.
He was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Littleton to Melvin and Bertha Matheny Adkison.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Keith (wife Betty) and Douglas (wife Pat) ; two daughters, Terry (husband Bob) Shepherd and Janet Robbearts;
15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Melvina (husband George) Cravens ; and several nieces and nephews.
He retired from Keystone Steel & Wire Co. in 1987 and also worked as a meat cutter for Kroger. He last worked for J & L 66 in East Peoria.
A World War II Army veteran, he served in the 38th Division, which was known as the Bataan Avengers.
He was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of Creve Coeur Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1234.
Cremation has been accorded and memorial services were held at Glendale Memorial Gardens Chapel of Dreams.
The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. in Peoria was in charge of arrangements.
The Rushville Times, March 8, 2000, page 15, column 3
Particulars have just been received of the death of Edward L. Alexander who for a number of years was a postal clerk in the 6th division and later chief clerk in the 8th division of the railway mail service at San Francisco, California. His death occured last September in Garrison,Montana.
A friend writes, "His death was sad and sudden. He was retiring to his bed, and evidently began undressing, when he took a coughing spell and bleeding at the lungs commenced. The flow of blood was so great that it strangled him and he died in his room, solitary and alone; and was found the next morning in a kneeling position, one arm resting on the bed, his head bent forward."
Alexander enlisted at Monmouth, Illinois, April 1861, in Captain Josiah Moore's Company, which came to Peoria and went into camp and was mustered into the U.S. service 25 May 1861 as Company F, 17th Regiment Illinois Volunteers. He was discharged 24 April 1862 on account of sickness. He retuned home and after his health was regained, he was attached to "McAllister's Battery." Soon after the close of the war, he entered the railway mail service running from Chicago to Burlington, Iowa for several years, was transferred to San Francisco, California and was in the service until a short time before his death, when he went to Garrison, Montana on account of failing health. He was a capable, industrious man and had many warm friends who will regret to hear of his death.
William Alexander, a brother was also a member of Company F, 17th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was killed in the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi 24 May 1863. He was a good soldier, beloved by all his comrades.
The Alexander family were residents of Monmouth for a number of years. There are yet living one sister and two brothers, James of Chicago and Isaac and Libbie of Kansas City, Missouri. Many of the older residents of Monmouth will remember the family and the comrades of Company F, 17th Regiment will remember with tender regard the two brothers whose names were first called at "roll call" and who have both answered that roll call from the other shore. R.M. Campbell, Peoria, Illinois. Monmouth Review of 13 May 1893
Peoria-Clifford H. ANDERSON, 70, died at 8:35 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, at OSF Saint Franic Medical Center.
Born April 27, 1928. in Kentucky to William H. and Verda Mae BURGGESS ANDERSON, he married Elizabeth L. WALKER on Dec. 30,1974, in Bloomington.
Services will be at 2 p.m Tuesday at Wilton Mortuary, where visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Rick Rhodes will be in Lutheran Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to charity. See paper for other information. [ch] Peoria Journal Star, Sunday, August 30, 1998
Forrest "Forrie" G. Aten
Peoria Journal Star, April 17, 2005, Page: B7
Peoria - Forrest "Forrie" G. Aten, 80, of Peoria died at 1:13 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2005, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.
Born July 24, 1924, in Peoria to Forrest B. and Mary Stuckey Aten, he married Ola M. Childers on July 21, 1959, in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Bonnie Scudder of Peoria; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
A member of Peoria Postal Branch 31, he was a letter carrier for the Peoria Post Office for 33 years, retiring in 1985.
A World War II Army veteran, he served in Germany with the rank of sergeant. He received three Purple Hearts. He was a member of American
Legion Post 2 and the Peoria Disabled American Veterans. He was of the Presbyterian faith.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Parkview Cemetery's Chapel of Peace. There will be no visitation. A private family burial of
ashes will be held at a later date.
John ALLISON, a
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy switchman, was run over and instantly killed by
an engine in the yards at Peoria.
He was riding on a car at the time, and another engine ran into the train. He was a son of wealthy parents who reside at Cruger, Ill.
He leaves a wife and one child.
February 7, 1890, Ava Advertiser /
Nels E. ANDERSON, a young man 21 years old, died yesterday afternoon of
consumption, at St. Francis Hospital,
from which institution the funeral will occur in Sunday. He was born in Sweden, and his only relative here is a brother. Peoria Daily Transcripts; May 22, 1891 - Transcribed by: Candi Horton
James W. ABBEY, formerly of Peoria, died at his late residence, in Chicago, Tuesday, February 26, 1929, at 4:30 o'clock p.m., aged 45 years, 2 months, 27 days. Funeral Services at the Wilton Mortuary Chapel Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Friends invited. Interment in Springdale cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 3 o'clock Thursday. Peoria Star, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1929 - Transcribed by: Candi Horton
John Daniel ARMSTRONG of 109 Elliott street, Monday, February 25, 1929
at 7:00 o'clock a.m.. Aged 38 years, 4 months, and 20 days.
Mr. Armstrong will be taken to Mystic, Iowa.
Wednesday morning, where services will be held Thursday afternoon. Peoria Star, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1929 Transcribed by: Candi Horton
Mrs. Lacie ALEXANDER- wife of Anthony Alexander, at the home of her mother
Mrs. Frank GEHRING, 403 Olive St.,
Thursday Oct. 4, 1945 at 1:05 p.m. Age 25 years 3 mos and 22 days. Services at the Wilton Mortuary Chapel Monday morning at 10. Friends invited.
Interment in Lakeside cemetery Pekin., IL (Tazewell County). Peoria Morning Star, Monday , Oct. 8, 1945 pg. 15 - Transcribed by: Candi Horton
Mrs. Lelia A. APPLEGREN, Widow of Apel E., at her residence 210 Crescent
Ave., Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Funeral announcement later by Clugsten Memorial Home. Peoria Morning Star, Monday , Oct. 8, 1945 pg. 15 -Transcribed by: Candi Horton
Elmer A. Arons
Private services for Elmer A. Arons 87, formely of 3821 N. Columbus, will be at Davison Funeral Home, the Rev. Douglas P. Oyan officiating.
Burial will be in Springdale cemetery. Ther will be no visitation.
Mr. Arons who had lived in peoria 56
years, died at noon Saturday at Leisure Hills Nursing Center in Kewanee,
where he had been a patient about two months.
He had been a self-employed musician and was a charter member of the Peoria Local Musicians Union.
He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies Peoria Consistory.
Surviving are two sons. Frank Arons of Peoria and Gerald Arons of Aurora COLO; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Born Jan. 1, 1885 in Cumberland Wis.,
he was a son of Axel and Mary Kinney Arons.
He married Jessie V. Lindstrom in Peoria in 1916 and she died here in 1963.
Peoria Star Monday, April 24, 1972 B-6; submitted 2008 by: Stefan Puke
Services for Lillian B. (Beady) Austin, 84, were held Saturday, July 24th, 2004 at Parsons Mortuary Chapel with Bro. Doug Sanders officiating. Interment was Hendrix Cemetery in North Decatur County. Mrs. Austin died July 20th, 2004 at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria, Illinois.
Survivors include a son, Vestus (Debbie) Austin of Washington, IL; two brothers, Leo Hill and Thurman (Norma Jean) Hill of Parsons; and two sisters, Retta Lou (John) Dunkle of Decaturville and Theril (Linus) Bradsteader of Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Clyde Austin.
From the "Decatur Chronicle " Decaturville, Decatur County TN; Submitted by Chris Walter
Miss. Lillian E Arons, 84 of Christian Buehler Memorial Home died at 8:40 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis medical Center , where she was admitted Dec 20.
She was employed in the cerical department of Buehler Markets 48 years before retiring. She was a member of Howett Street Christian Church and AARP.
She was born Aug 28, 1901 in Peoria to Erick and Maude Liston Arons.
Surviving are one sister Mable dargel of Buhler Home; and several niecesand nephews. Two brothers and one sister proceded her in death.
Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Endsley & Son funeral Home, 1125 Main, followed by services there at 10:30.
The Rev. L. Scott Hudson will officiate and burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.
Peoria Star Friday, Dec 27, 1985 Sec. C4 - submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke
Funeral services for Mrs Maud Ross Arons, 83. Peoria resident 75 years
and wife of Erick Arons, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Davison
with the Rev. Richard Knost of First Universalist Church officiating. Burial will be in Parview Cemetery, and visitation at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.
Mrs Arons died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at her home 1029 Greenlawn Ave. After
a long illness.
Born June 25. 1871 in Pittsburg, a daughter of Albert and Virginia Clark Liston she married Mr. Arons in Peoria June 23. 1898. The couple observed the 56 anniversary in June.
Surviving are her husband; three daughters Mrs Mabel Dargel, Mrs Virginia
Skinner and Miss Llillian Arons, all of Peoria; two sons Leslie Arons of
Detroit and Robert Arons of Peoria;
three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Peoria Star Saturday, Oct 16 1954 Sec. B-1 ; submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke
Funeral services for Erick A Arons 84 a resident of 719 S. Greenlawn Ave
for 10 years who died at his home at 10 p.m. Wednesday, will be held at 1.30
p.m. Saturday at Davison Funeral Home.
The Rev. L. Scott Huson of the Howett Street Christian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today.
Mr Arons was born at
Jonköping. Sweden March 25. 1876 a son of Alfred and Anna Egnell Arons (Poukey)
and came to America when he was 5 years old.
After nine years in Minnesota . The family moved to Peoria where he had resided since. He married Maud. R. Liston here June 23. 1898.
She died in Peoria Oct. 15. 1954.
Artistic by nature Mr Arons did fresco paintings in many churches in the
city, the Peoria Public Library and many large homes of the community.
Around the turn of the century he and J. P. Goebel formed a partnership as sign painters the business later becoming J.P. Goebel & Co. Mr Arons was amember of the South Side Businessmen´s Assn,
the Peoria Arts & Science Center and a life member of the Sign Painters Union Local 1079.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs Mable Dargel, Mrs Virginia Skinner and
Miss Lillian Arons all of Peoria, two sons Robert Arons of Peoria and Leslie
Arons River Forest;
one sister Mrs Alma Johnstone of Sullivan three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A grandson Vernon Dargel. Was killed while serving in World War II.
Peoria Star Friday, Feb 17, 1961 ; submitted 2009 by: Stefan Puke
Anthony A. Agatucci, 85,
of East Peoria died at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center at 12:52 p.m.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006.
He was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Peoria, Ill., to Gregorio (George) and Nunzia DiMarco Agatucci and grew up in Chicago Heights, Ill.
He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942 and served honorably until his discharge in January 1946. He served at Camp Pendleton in California and was on Palmyra Island as part of the First Defense Battalion from 1942 to 1944.
Later in 1944, he was a machine gun instructor at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina prior to joining the Fifth Amphibious Corps. He was part of the invasion force to assault Iwo Jima on Feb. 19, 1945, and was awarded the Purple Heart for a gunshot wound received on March 5, 1945, the Combat Action Ribbon, and the Navy Presidential Unit Citation with Bronze Star for combat on Iwo Jima while serving with weapons company of the 26th Marines as part of the Fifth Marine Division.
He also received the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal with Asia clasp for occupation of Sasebo, Japan, in September and October of 1945, six overseas service bars, a service stripe, pistol sharpshooter badge, and rifle marksman badge.
He operated grocery stores on Livingston and Seventh streets in Peoria, Ill., for 23 years following the war and then worked at Caterpillar Tractor Co. Morton Parts Plant from 1968 to until retirement in 1984. Following retirement, he worked at the Morton Auto Auction from 1993 to 1997.
He was a member of American Legion Post 318 in Morton, Ill.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Nicholas and George; and two sisters, Anna "Ann" and Maria "Mary."
He is survived by a son, Dr. Anthony Ray Agatucci (wife, Patricia) of Springfield; a son, Dean Mario Agatucci of East Peoria; a granddaughter, Amy Elizabeth Agatucci of New York City; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at St. Mark Catholic Church, 1113 W. Bradley Ave, Peoria. The Rev. Father Terry Cassidy will officiate. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Mark Church. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in West Peoria.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Anthony A. Agatucci Memorial Fund, 1408 Springfield Road, East Peoria, IL 61611.
Deiters Funeral Home of East Peoria is in charge of arrangements.
[Submitted 2009 by Tony Agatucci]
George Agatucci Jr.
PEKIN --George Agatucci Jr., 78, of 1318 Hamilton St. died at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 1996, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born Aug. 18, 1917, in Peoria to George Sr. and Nunzia DeMarco Agatucci, he married Margaret von Boeckmann on Sept. 13, 1941, in St. Louis. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Cynthia Reader of Pekin; one son, Marcus of Pekin; one sister, Mary Miller of Sunnyland; and one brother, Anthony of East Peoria. One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
A 1940 graduate of the University of Illinois, he worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 41 years, retiring in 1980 as a foreman in the inspection department of the East Peoria plant.
He was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1271 in Pekin. He was a participant in several local bowling leagues. He was an honorary citizen of Father Flanagan's Boys Home in Boystown, Neb. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Lakeside Cemetery. The Rev. Michael
McLeod will officiate. Visitation will be 30 minutes before services at the cemetery. Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.
May 20, 1996, Peoria Journal Star, Page: D5; Submitted 2009 by Tony Agatucci
Boyce "Bud" D. Bollinger
PEORIA -Boyce D. "Bud" Bollinger, 85, of 1920 Willow Knolls Road died at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at Methodist Medical Center.
Born July 8, 1919, in Normal to Ghlea W. and Gladys Peek Bollinger, he married Louise M. Bucy on Sept. 5, 1941, in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Gary (and Pam) of Plano, Texas; one daughter, Barbara (and Bob) Breuhaus of Peoria; one brother, Robert of
Weston, Pa.; three sisters, Lenora Poppenhager of Billings, Mont., Mildred Bollinger of Canton and Carolyn (and Bill) Long of Rapatee; four
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Don.He was a World War II Army veteran, serving overseas. A member of Caterpillar Retirees, he worked for Caterpillar Inc. in Morton for 40 years, retiring in 1981. He was of the Christian faith. He was a member of Peoria Senior Golfers Association.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilton Mortuary, where visitation will be two hours before. Chaplain Pat Newsum will officiate.
Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, where military rites will be accorded. Wilton Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Peoria Journal Star, May 27, 2005, Page: B4 [S. H.- 2007]
Thomas BURK Sr., 87 of 1518 S. Faraday died at his home Monday (20 Jan 1964). A lifelong resident he was born at Bartonville June 20, 1876 s/o Thomas and Elizabeth Wiles Burk . He married Minnie Conrad in Peoria June 23, 1902. Surviving are his wife and two sons Thomas W. Burk Jr. of Monica (wife-- Marjorie added by nfc), Franklin F. Burk of Peoria (wife--Dorothy added by nfc). Two daughters Mrs. Wilhelmina Prochno of Morton Grove & Mrs. Virginia Welch of Wonder Lake (husband-- Harry added by nfc), 15 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren. Six brothers & 1 sister preceded him in death. Endsley & Son Funeral Home/Swan Lake Memory Gardens[Taken fromPeoria Journal Star Tuesday 21 Jan 1964 --submitted by: Nancy-2007]
Donald B. Bollinger
MORTON - Masonic services for Donald B. Bollinger, 59, of 1301 W. Jefferson St. will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at DavisonFulton Woodland
Chapel in Peoria, where funeral services will follow. The Rev. Jack Thompson will officiate.
Visitation will be three hours before services at the chapel. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
He was pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003, in Peoria County.
He died in a two-vehicle accident on Illinois Route 40 north of Dunlap.
Born Nov. 29, 1943, in Peoria to Boyce ''Bud'' and Louise Bucy Bollinger, he married Pam Hudson on Jan. 16, 1976, in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving are his parents of Peoria; three sons, Brad (and Angie) of Dunlap, Darrin (and Joanne) of Macomb, Mich., and Eric (and
Pam) of Springfield; one stepdaughter, Stacey Gunn of Peoria; one stepson, Scott (and Heather) Gunn of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Gary
(and Pam) of Plano, Texas; one sister, Barb (and Bob) Breuhaus of Peoria; and five grandchildren.
He worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 34 years, retiring as a manager.
He attended Midstate College and Bradley University, both in Peoria.
He was a member of Hilton Masonic Lodge in East Peoria; Mohammed Temple, Shrine, in Peoria, where he was past potentate; Scottish Rite
Bodies, Valley of Peoria; York Rite; El Hajj, where he was past Big Hump and National Emir; Royal Order of Jesters; Greater Peoria Shrine Club,
where he was past president; and Broilers, where he was past secretary. [Peoria Journal Star, May 28, 2003, Page: B04]
Dorothy M. Metz Boyer
ELMWOOD - Dorothy M. Boyer, 82, of 501 W. Mound died at 1:36 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Born Jan. 20, 1921, in Elmwood to Silas and Lillie Wenger Metz, she married George E. Boyer on May 4, 1943, in Elmwood. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Ruth (and Malcolm) Bollinger of Elmwood; one brother, Donald (and Marguerite) Metz of Elmwood; five
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, George ''Dick''; one grandchild; one brother; and two sisters.
She was a member of Elmwood United Methodist Church. She also was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at her church, where visitation
will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Sharon Treptow will officiate.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington is in charge of arrangements.
Peoria Journal Star, May 24, 2003, Page: B04
BELLEVUE- Betty J. Baker, 75 of Bellevue died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug 20, 1998, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
She was born May 26, 1923. She married Charles L. Baker Sr. in December 1943. He died April 5, 1991. Two brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters [names omitted] and one son [name omitted]; three sisters [names omitted]; six grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Endsley Funeral Home, Bartonville, The Rev. Howard Love will officiate.
Visitation will be form 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Submitted by: Michelle Gunawan, email@example.com
- Mrs. Selina E. BANDY, March 5, aged 76 years, at the home of her son, W.L. Bandy, 408 E. Park Place. Funeral notice later. Please omit flowers. Peoria Journal, Thursday, March 6, 1919 -Transcribed by: Candi Horton
Mrs. Maey, (nee Strassburgr) BARDER wife of Joseph J. BARDER, of 532
Lincoln avenue, at Proctor hospital, Wednesday, December 15th, 1926, at 9
Age 61 years, 11 months, 23 days. Mrs. BARDER will be taken from the Wilton Mortuary to the residence Friday afternoon.
Funeral services at the residence Monday afternoon at two o'clock. Friends invited. Interment in Springdale cemetery. [December 18, 1926, Daily Transcript -Transcribed by: Candi Horton ]
Charles A. BARR, of 1307 Howett street at Proctor Hospital, Monday,
December 20, 1926 at at 2:45 o'clock a.m. Age 26 years, 17 days.
Funeral services at the Wilton Mortuary chapel, Wednesday morning at ten o'clock. Friends invited. Interment in Parkview memorial park.
Friends may call at the chapel Tuesday afternoon and evening. December 20, 1926, Daily Transcript -Death Notices -Transcribed by: Candi Horton
- Robert Francis BUCHELE, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur BUCHELE, of 1901
Frye Ave, at St. Francis Hospital, Sunday December 19th, 1926.
Services at Boland Mortuary Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.. Interment in St. Joseph's cemetery. Funeral private. [December 20, 1926, Daily Transcript -Transcribed by: Candi Horton]
Harry O. BELCHER.
Funeral Today 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at Cumerford - Endsley Memorial Home. Dr. B. G. Carpenter in charge.
Burial is a Springdale Cemetery. [Peoria Star, Aug. 8, 1934 -Transcribed by: Candi Horton ]
M.D. BATCHELDER- Rites Today
Funeral Services for Mark D. BATCHELDER will be held at 3:00 o'clock this afternoon at the family home, 312 Parkside Dr. [Friday, August 23, 1935 - Transcribed by: Candi Horton]
Rites for C.F. BARTSON - Friday
Funeral Services of Charles F. BARTSON, 71, will be held at Wilton Chapel at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon and burial at Springdale Cemetery.
Gerhard N. BLOCK, 62, died Thursday morning after an illness of several weeks.
F. F. BLOSSOM, Banker, Dies
Frederick F. BLOSSOM, 76, died at his home 1630 N. Glen Oak Ave., Wednesday Morning.
Peoria Star Newspaper, May 1, 1943, Death Notices -Transcribed by: Candi
Chas Thos. BENTON- At his home, 700 Franklin, Friday, April 30, at 12:20 P.M. Funeral services Monday at First Methodist church at 2 P.M.
Interment Springdale cemetery. Mr. BENTON will lie in state at the church from 1 P.M. until time of services.
Friends may call at the Ziegler- Connors Funeral Home, Hamilton Blvd. at Knoxville after 1:30 P.M. Sunday.
May 2, 1943, Peoria Star Newspaper -Tr. by C. Horton
Miss Mary BUSHELL Miss Mary Emma Bushell, a resident of the Buehler home died at 8:45 o'clock last night at the home.
She was born in Peoria, the daughter of Augustine and Ann Theresa CALLAHAN BUSHELL. Surviving are her brother, John W. BUSHELL, Peoria, two
sisters, Mrs. Monica B. BENNETT, Peoria, and Mrs. William F. Whalen, Evanston, Ill. She a member of Sacred Heart Church.
Orrin R. BIRD - Funeral service for Orrin R. Bird, 66, well known Peoria
barber, who died at this home at 517 Second Ave. Wednesday afternoon, will
be held at 9 a.m.
Saturday at the Boland mortuary and at 9:30 at St. Joseph's church with Msgr. Frederick Gahlamn officiating. Burials will be in St. Joseph's cemetery.
Peoria Morning Star, Feb. 21, 1944- Transcribed by: Candi Horton
Peter BIGGENS- Funeral of Peter Biggens, 72, of the Stock Yards hotel, who died at Methodist hospital Friday, will be held at 8:30 a.m. today at Davison funeral home and rites 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Church with interment in St. Mary's cemetery.
Harry M. BUTLER- Died at the family residence, 262 Randolph Ave.,
Wednesday Oct. 10, 1945, at 6:30 A.M., age 75 years, 2 months and 2 days.
Memorial services will be held in the chapel of the Gauss Mortuary Friday at 10 A.M. Friends are invited. Interment in Ottawa Avenue cemetery, Ottawa, IL.
Friends may call at the mortuary after 2 P.M. Thursday.
Miss Elizabeth M. BERGNER- Died at the family residence, 1607 North Adams
Street, Tuesday, October 9, 1945 at 8:55 P.M..
Services in memory of Miss Bergner will be held in the chapel of the Gauss Mortuary Friday at 1 P.M. Friends are invited. Interment in Springdale cemetery.
Friends may call at the mortuary after 3 PM. Thursday.
Mrs. Minnie BOHANAN- Died at her home, 1515 N. Adams, Tuesday evening at
Friends are invited to the memorial services at the Cumerford-Endsley memorial home Friday at 1:30.
Interment Springdale cemetery.
The funeral of James R. BRISENDINE took place yesterday morning from his
late residence 409 Faraday street and was largely attended.
The Rev. A.C. Brewn, of Bethel Presbyterian church, preached the funeral address and the remains were laid at rest in Moffatt's cemetery.
August 23, 1991
Peoria Journal Star
Beulah I. Berry, 61, of rural Tremont died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 1991, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Born April 11, 1930, in Decatur to Arthur and Elva Cramer Kemper, she married Gene J. Berry on Aug. 30, 1947, in Hopedale. He survives along with four daughters, Sandra Hassebrock, Mrs. Keith (Karen) Lindstrom and Mrs. Rod (Debbie) Emmons, all of Tremont, and Brenda Payne of Pekin; one sister, Jean Havens of Spokane, Wash.; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister. She worked for Apostolic Christian Restmor Inc. for 15 years. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Davis Mortuary, Tremont, the Rev. Marshall Werry officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until time of services at the mortuary. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Tremont. Memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Restmor Inc. or the American Cancer Society.
Donated by Londie Benson... ©Sept. 2000
Peoria Journal Star, P: D8
Durant D. Benson, 84, of 708 E. Fort St. died at 12:10 a.m. Friday, April 12, 1996, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Born Aug. 21, 1911, in Peoria to George Harrison and Irene Mae Sampson Benson, he married Pauline Ryer on Nov. 24, 1935, in Peoria Heights. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Dale of Trivoli and Larry P. of Morton; six grandchildren; and five great- grandchildren. Three brothers preceded him in death. He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving with the Seabees. He was a member of American Legion Post 40, Peoria AMVETS Post 64 and Elmwood Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a parts inspector at Caterpillar Inc.'s Morton parts plant for 32 years, retiring in 1972. He also was a farmer in the Farmington area for many years. He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose 1571 and Hanna City Sportsmen's Club. He was a member of Farmington First Presbyterian Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Anderson Funeral Home. The Rev. Mark S. Kim will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Trivoli Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Farmington Rescue Squad.
Donated by Londie Benson... ©Sept. 2000
Name: Rev. Robert L. BRACKLEY
Death:Hales Corners, Wis., Sat., Aug. 28, 1999
Birth:April 2, 1923, Portland, Maine
Mother: Martha A. Spinney
Marriage:Camilla L. Pratt, June 9, 1945, Bath, Maine
Preceded in Death:
Survivors:Wife, 2 Sons, 1 half brother, 1 half-sister, 4 grandchildren
Funeral Home: Wilton Mortuary
Burial:Swan Lake Memory Gardens
Obituary of Velda L. Otradovsky Benesch
Peoria Journal Star, IL, July 10, 1994, Page: C16
ELMWOOD - Velda L. Benesch, 77, of Elmwood died at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 1994, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Born Sept. 1, 1916, in Schuyler, Neb., to Otto and Alzbeta "Nellie" Horejsi Otradovsky, she married Daniel V. Benesch on Oct. 6, 1942, in San Diego, Calif.
He died April 19, 1983. One sister also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Daniel of Elmwood; one daughter, Ellen Edmonston of Grants Pass, Ore.; one brother, Arthur Otradovsky of
Columbus, Neb.; one sister, Loretta Papa of Columbus; and one grandchild. She worked at Bob's Market in Elmwood for many years, retiring in
1981. She was a member of Archie Miles Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 31 Auxiliary and Elmwood Senior Citizens.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Patterson Funeral Home. The Rev. John Simpson will officiate.
Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the BYE Ambulance Service.
Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie M. Blundy, 62, who died at 7 p.m. Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bernice Schelkopf, in Princeville will be held Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Brimfield. The Rev. T. C. Harrison will officiate and burial will be made in Calvary cemetery Brimfield.
The widow of Fred B. Blundy, she had had been ill since June. Also surviving are another daughter, Mrs. Ann DeWolf, two sons, John of Brimfield and Wilford of Peoria;
two sisters, Mrs. Anna Ryan of Princeville and Mrs. Frances Tully of Wichita Kan. and a brother, Martin J. Reunhart of Brimfield.
[Sat. Oct. 13, 1951, Journal Star - C. Horton -2007]
Peoria Heights Gazette, January 16, 2004 ,pg.14
Peoria Heights, Ruth BURROUGHS, 79, of OSF St. Clare Home died Tuesday, Jan.(day was not listed) 2004, at the home.
She was born July 17, 1924, in Peoria the daughter of Edward and Cloie PERKINS YOUNGLOVE. She married Charles BURROUGHS on June 29, 1942, in Peoria. He died May 12, 1998, in Peoria. Preceding her in death was one son, daughter, one grandson, two brothers and three sisters.
Surviving her is one son, Steve (Molly) of Peoria; two daughters, Sally (Dave) Cranford of E. Peoria, Susan (Neil) Groves of Waukegan and two sisters: Nancy Thornton of Peoria heights and Elizabeth Becker of Fairmont, Minn., two grandchildren and one g-grandchild.
She was a member of Glen Oak Christian Church in Peoria.
Services took place Friday, Jan.9, at Cumerford- Endsley-Diggle Funeral Home in Peoria. Visitation was Thursday and preceding services Friday.
Burial was in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria.
Peoria Journal Star, Tuesday, April 3, 1960, Page D-8
Mrs. Florence BURRIS
PEORIA - Mrs. Florence Aimen BURRIS, 67, of 1120 Perry Ave., died at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the St. Francis Hospital where she was admitted Thursday.
A Peoria resident for 65 years, she was employed in the kitchen at the Birchwood Luncheonette for a number of years. She was born at Fort Madison, Iowa, March 27, 1893, a daughter of John and Amelia Stark AIMEN. She was married to Raymond W. Burris in Peoria on May 2, 1931. He died here on March 12, 1953.
Mrs. Burris was a member of the First Methodist Church, the White Shrine, OES, and the First Ward Republican Club.
Surviving are one brother, Arch Aimen, one niece, Mrs. Evelyn HEINDSELMAN, and one nephew, Jack Aimen, all of Peoria. A sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Gauss Mortuary, with the Rev. James Leach of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Springdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday.
After an illness which developed a year ago last February, Stephen Burre,
an old resident of this city, died at 6:30 o'clock last evening at his home,
1500 Smith Street, within ten days of reaching the age of seventy-three
Mr. Burre was born in Lucerne,...[part cut off or missing]...to the United States in 1866, landing in New York on May 5. Immediately on landing, he was united in marriage to Miss Kate Bachman, who was born in the same city as he and crossed the ocean on the same steamer. They came direct to Peoria and for twenty-eight years Mr. Burre was engaged as a market gardener, cultivating a tract of land on the corner of Seventh and Western avenues. He retired from active pursuits five years ago.
He is survived by his wife, five sons and three daughters, Edward, Fred, Stephen, Robert and Frank Burre; Mrs. Emma Heiberger of Gilman, Ill.; Mrs. Lena Eberhardt and Miss Rose Burre of this city. Two of the sons, Stephen and Robert, residents of Denver. Arrangements for the funeral will be announced later."
[See Springdale Cemetery Researchers Page for burial data and pictures]
Submitted by: Ron Baumert
The winter's mortality list among the older residents of Peoria is a long
one and the latest honored name to be added is that of Mrs. Katherine Burre
who died last night at 11:15 p. m. at her home, 1319 So. Adams street, in
her seventy-six year.
In spite of her advanced age, Mrs. Burre enjoyed very good health with no serious illness in years until she was seized with stomach trouble last Wednesday and sank steadily until the end. She is widely known as widely esteemed, a woman of rare and beautiful character, devoted to her home and
Mrs. Burre's maiden name was Katherine Bockman [obviously the writer was not knowledgable of German spellings]. She was born in Lucerne, Switzerland, October 6, 1840. In the early sixties the family came to the United States and Peoria has been her home for 53 years.She became the wife of the late Stephen Burre, who died five years ago.
She is survived by eight children. Mrs. Samuel Highberger [or Heiberger], Gilman, Ill.; Mrs. Rose Langenfelter, Stephen and Robert Burre of Denver;Mrs. Nicholas Eberhardt, Edward, Frederick, Robert [obviously an error as Robert was mentioned as being in Denver] and Frank Burre, Peoria. She also leaves nine grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will not be announced until the children in Denver are heard from."
[See Springdale Cemetery Researchers Page for burial data and pictures.]
Submitted by: Ron Baumert
OBITUARY - The Peoria Star July 4, 1952- Services Monday For Mrs. BURK,
Funeral services forMrs. Frances Burk, 81, of 419 Stanley St, who died a 7:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis hospital where she had been a patient for five days after being ill for more than a year, will be held at 8:30 Monday at the Davidson funeral home and at 9:00 at St. Boniface Catholic Church.
The Rev. Athanasius Ostmeyer will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday and the rosary will be recited at 8.
Mrs. Burk was the widow of Christ Burk, whom she married in Peoria June
28, 1893. He died here July 2, 1935. A lifelong resident of this
community,she was born in Peoria county Feb 15, 1871, a daughter of David
and Regina Streibich Maurath. She was a member of St.Boniface Catholic
Church and the Altar and Rosary society of the parish.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Florence Frietsch and Mrs. Rosella Meyer, both of Peoria' three sons, Joseph C. Burk, of Springfield, Edward E.Burk, of Lowell, Mass.; and Wilbur D. Burk of Peoria; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Harris of Bartonville and Mrs. Theresa Koeppel of Peoria; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Submitted by,Karen Murphy, See source25
The Peoria Star, Wed. 3 Jul 1935, pg.9
Christopher BURK, Miner, Dies Here:Funeral Saturday
Funeral services for Christopher ( "Trapper" ) Burk, 63 years old, 419 Stanley St., will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Wilton mortuary. Interment will be in the St.Joseph Cemetery.
Mr. Burk, a lifelong resident of Peoria and vicinity, died at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at his home. Her was born in East Peoria, November 11, 1871, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Burk. His family moved here when he was a small child, and he had lived in Peoria and Bartonville since.
Beginning work in the coal mines as a young boy, he was familiarly called "Trapper" and was known to many by that name. He was a member of local union No. 25, Progressive Miner of America.
On June 28 1893, he married Miss Frances Maurath. Surviving are his wife and five children, Edward Burk, Lowell,Mass., Joseph and Wilbur Burk, Mrs.Harry (Rosella) Meyer and Mrs. Norbert (Florence) Frietsch, of Peoria; 12 grandchildren; and five brothers, John, William, Thomas, Edward and Joseph,all of PeoriaSubmitted by,Karen Murphy See source25
Mrs. Elizabeth Burk, widow of the late Thomas Burk died Thursday,Feb 25,
1926 at 4 o'clock a.m. aged 83 yrs, 11 months,21 days. She has been a
resident of Peoria and Tazewell counties since infancy. The daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Frederick WILES was born in Ohio, March 4, 1842. Her husband died
in Peoria May 18, 1910.
Since his death, Mrs. Burk has resided at various times with her sons in Peoria. Six sons and one sister, all of Peoria; John, William,Christian, Thomas, Edward and Joseph, and Mrs. Julia Defenbaugh, survive. Funeral services will be held at the Wilton mortuary chapel Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will follow in Fon du Lac cemetery, E. Peoria.
Friends may call at the chapel after 3 o'clock Friday.Submitted by,Karen Murphy See source25
Burgess, 94, formerly of Princeville, died at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, Nov.
9, 1993, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
Born Oct. 7, 1899, in Princeville to William and Mary Dollison Wisenburg, she married Harold Burgess on Dec. 10, 1919, in Princeville. He died May 6, 1980. She was also preceded in death by one brother and one son, Ellis.
Surviving are one son, Earl of Amanda, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Phyllis) McDonald of Lima, Ohio; nine grand-children; 15 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist faith.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at All Faith's Chapel at the Illinois Veterans Home. Salvation Army Capt. James Frye will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the chapel. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery in Quincy. Hansen-Spear Funeral Home in Quincy is in charge of arrangements.
Submitted by: Michelle Gunawan
M. Best- Peoria Journal
Star, January 2, 1995, Page: D7
Peoria - Lydia M. Best, 76, of Mount Prospect, formerly of Peoria, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 1994, at her residence.
Born April 28, 1918, in Tremont to Gottlieb John and Sara Bader Kugler, she married David W. Best on Dec. 17, 1939, in Peoria.
He died June 17, 1970, in Peoria. Surviving are two sons, Thomas of Chesapeake, Va., and Robert of Arlington Heights; one sister,
Mrs. Louis (Gertrude) Woelfle of Peoria; and one granddaughter.
She worked as a retail clerk in the Miss B department at Bergner's department store in Sheridan Village for 30 years.
She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Peoria.
Services will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Wilton Mortuary. The Rev. Charles Steinke will officiate.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Private committal services will be in Springdale Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
W. Bitner, 74, of 16210 W. Farmington Road died at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday,
April 20, 2004, at his residence.
Born Sept. 17, 1929, in Trivoli to Charles F. and Florence Rhindfleich Bitner, he married Helen B. Ford on March 31, 1951, in Trivoli.She died Nov. 30, 1976. He married Donna J. Ashwood McAdams on July 14, 1979, in Peoria. She survives.
Also surviving two sons, David (and Deborah) Bitner of Peoria and Craig (and Susan) McAdams of Lewistown; six daughters, Donna (and Willard) Behrends of East Peoria, Debra (and Michael) Wood of Bartonville, Dalynn Mayo of Miami, Donita (and Jim) Maccanelli and Susan (and Steve) Oltman, both of Farmington, and Theresa (and Todd) Pahl of Hanna City; two brothers, Eugene and Ralph, both of Farmington; one sister, Linda Gernert of LaCenter, Wash.; two half sisters, Alma White of Bellevue and Virginia "Betty" Boggs of East Peoria; 19 grandchildren;and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one great-grandchild, two brothers, seven half brothers, one sister and two half sisters.
A member of Limestone American Legion Post 979 in Bartonville, he was a Korean War Army veteran, serving with the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Ky. He was an auto transmission specialist for Peoria Hydromatic for 26 years and then for R.C. Transmission for eight years, retiring in 1991.
He was a life member of Hanna City Sportsman's Club and was a member of the American Rifleman Association
and Farmington Moose Lodge 1571, where he bowled on a team from 1959 to 1995.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where military rites will be conducted by Farmington American Legion. The Rev. Jim Reed will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour before services, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Trivoli Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hanna City Rescue Squad.
Mrs. Maude RANDLE BENN -Contributed
Mrs. Maude (Randle) Benn, 83, lifelong resident of the Pottstown area died 30 Apr 1967 at St. Francis Hospital. She was born at Pottstown 14 Oct 1883, a d/o Joseph and Lydia E. Mitchell Randle, and was married to William Benn in Peoria 22 Apr 1908. He died here in 1913. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Leatha L. Kratzert of LaHabra, Calif., three sisters, Mrs. Florence Coulter of Arcadia, CA, Mrs. Jane prill of Chicago and Mrs. Cora Clift of Peora; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Wilton Mortuary
MRS. P. R. K. BROTHERSON
The death ofMrs. P. R. K. Brothersonof Peoria, will be felt and mourned by the public as well as by the social
circles of Peoria where she was a leading figure. She was a lady of gifted literary attainments, and her conspicuous deeds of philanthropy as well as her writings will ever keep fresh her memory in the hearts of the people. She was greatly admired for her grace of person and rare mental gifts, and for that noble character and useful life that has made her blessed and beloved by all.
Peoria Journal Transcript, Thursday, July 15, 1943, Page 12 [ch]
BUEHLER, Fred Sr., - Fred BUEHLER, Sr., 74, the father of Fred Buehler, 305 Greenlawn Ave., died Monday morning at his home in Hoopeston, IL (Tazewell County) Mr. Buehler was born in Germany April 6, 1869. He came to this country as a young man and followed the profession of a baker. He married Mary Schneider in Chicago in 1890 and lived in Hoopeston since, 1903. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Sophia Hanner of Hoopeston, one son Mr. Buehler of Peoria, a sister, Mrs. Freda Singer, a brother William Buehler of Pau???, PA., four grandsons: M ???? , Jr., and Frederick, Bernard and Lewis Buehler and three granddaughters: Marcella, Rosemany and Ann Marie Buehler.
Peoria Journal Transcript, Thursday, July 15, 1943, Page 12 [ch]
Lafe G. BRENNAN,- Relatives here received word yesterday of the death of Lafe G. Brennan, 54 years old, who died Tuesday at Huntington, Ind.
Services will be held at Huntington Saturday. He lived in Hanna City most of his life. He served in WWI.
Serving are his widow and four children, one sister Mrs. Elizabeth Mooney of Peoria and many cousins and other relatives in this region.
Peoria Star, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1929 [ch]
-Mrs. Anna BENN, widow of the late William BENN, Thursday, February 28, 1929, at 2:19 a.m., at the residence, 329 Shelly street, aged 73 years.
Funeral services at the Boland Mortuary Sunday at 3:30 p.m.. Friends invited. Temporary interment in the Boland Mortuary receiving vault.
Peoria Journal, Thursday, March 6, 1919 [ch]
-Clarence H. BATH, at his residence, 215 Oregon street, March ?, 1919 at 6:10 p.m., Aged 26 years and 6 months. Funeral Thursday Morning at 10 o'clock.
Interment Springdale Cemetery.
The Peoria Star, Tuesday, November 26, 1907-[ch]- DIED
-Claude H. BROWN, died Monday, Nov. 25, 1907, at 12:30 p.m. aged 15 years, 6 months and 27 days.
Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from Mt. Zion Baptist church. Friends invited.
Monday, April 25, 1904, The Peoria Star [ch]- DIED
BOWE-Mr. Edwards F. BOWE, died at 3:30, Sunday morning, April 24 at the residence of his aunt, Mrs. Thomas Haloy, 116 Webster street, aged 19 years. Funeral Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock from the residence to St. Patrick's church. Friends invited to attend.
The Daily Transcript, April 21, 1891 [ch]
George J. BERGENA, a carpenter, died yesterday morning at his residence on First Street, of heart disease.
The Carpenter's Union will attend the funeral in a body.
Journal Star, Tuesday, April 3, 1960, Page D-8
PEORIA-Mr. BARNES died Saturday. A Peoria resident for 37 years, he was born at Rochester Feb. 17, 1895.
He was a son of W. F. and Viola Furguson Barnes and married Blanche ANDERSON at St. Louis Mo. on Nov. 16, 1925. She died here April 23, 1957.
A switchman for the Rock Island Railroad for 33 years, Mr. Barnes retired five years ago. He was a Navy veteran of World War I.
Surviving are one stepson, Vernon ANDERSON of Peoria, one brother, Rollie Barnes of Pekin, one step-grandchild and one step-great-grandchild.
One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Gauss Mortuary with the Rev. E. L. Fernandez of Arcadia Avenue Presbyterian Church officiating.
Burial will be in the Springdale Cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday.
Peoria Star, 13 Jan 1922
(Friday), page 30, column 8 -Louis
W. Bassett Stricken Suddenly
Louis W. Bassett, dealer in stocks and bonds, died suddenly of heart failure Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at his home, 62[-?] North Elizabeth street. He suffered a sudden seizure, fell to the floor and was dead before the doctor who was called could reach him. He had been ailing for the past two weeks.
Mr. Bassett was born in Cleveland, O., July 17, 1876, and came to Peoria eight years ago, since which time he conducted a brokerage business in stocks and bonds. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ada M. Bassett, and four children, Louis G., William W., Howard [-] and Miss Stella Bassett, all of Peoria.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the residence and interment will be in Springdale cemetery.
[Submitted by Harold Henderson - I have posted evidence that Louis W. Bassett was the son of Louis L. Bassett (1850-1934) and Kate Bennett, and grandson of Samuel Clark Bassett (1811-1876) and Ziphorah Cowan (1817-1855) of Madison County, New York.]
c. BJURSTROM, 61, of West
Peoria, died at 3:05 p.m. Friday, July 31, 1998, in the emergency room at
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born July 18, 1937 in Kewanee to Edwin B. and Josephine CRAGMILE BJURSTROM, he married Elizabeth Baker on Jan. 11, 1959, in Kewanee.
He served in the National Guard in Kewanee as a service first class in the transportation unit. A member of Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 12, he was a cement mason for more then 35 years, last working Friday at Williams Brothers Construction.
An avid hunter, he was a member of Hanna City Sportsman's Club in Hanna City. He was a former little league coach in West Peoria. He was of the Methodist faith.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Davison- Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, where visitation will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Jim Bortell will officiate. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in remembrance of his nephew, Brian Baker.
Information about living relation has been removed
60, of Sharon Willows Health Care Center died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July
30, 1998, at the center.
He was born Dec. 12, 1937, in Peoria to John and Stella Mae SHERIN BEDDOWS. He was a machine operator for Bemis Bag Co. for many years before retiring.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Springdale Mausoleum. The Rev. Howard Love will officiate. There will be no vivitation. Entombment will be in Springdale Mausoleum. Endsley Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to any charity.
Submitted by: Nancy French Crosno
4 May 1949
Louise (Wolstenholm) BITNER d/o Jacob & Elizabeth Williams Wolstenholm was born in Kickapoo Twp. Peoria, Il 17 July 1892.
She married William E. Bitner 16 July 1927. He died 11 July 1948. Surviving are 3 sons, Russell, Elmer, & Ralph Marsh and 1 daughter Mrs. Gordon ( Betty L. Bitner) Cruise. She died at the home of her sister Alvina Doubet in Hanna City. She is 7 grandchildren.
Four brothers & 2 sisters proceeded her in death. Endsley Mortuary will handle arrangements and burial will be in Pottstown Cemetery.
M. BLADES, 83, of Bel-Wood
Nursing Home, formerly of Secor, died at 11:05 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 1998,
Born Jan. 15, 1915, in Chalmers Township to Charles and J. Susanne WILHELM ALLISON, She married Gerald BLADESon April 18, 1941, in Sioux City, Iowa.
He died in 1987. One sister and one great- grandson also preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Endsley Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation.
[The names of all living children have not been listed.]
Ignat Borisenko, 92, of 1702 N. New York Ave., died at 1:15 a.m.
Saturday, January 9, 1999, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 9, 1906, in the Ukraine.
Surviving are one daughter, Yaroslava Beda of Donec, Ukraine; one nephew Petro Borisenko of Dnepropetrosky, Ukraine; his caretaker, F. Tresnjic of Peoria; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Five brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
He was a bookkeeper until immigrating to the United States in 1951.He worked at Hiram Walker and Sons in Peoria for 15years, in the copper shop.
Services will be at 1p.m. Tuesday at Wilton Mortuary. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.
Name: Leonard V. BOWMAN
Death:Sun., Aug 28, 1999, at home
Birth:Jan. 20, 1919, Mt. Sterling
Mother: Alta M. Huges
Marriage:Alberta Christner, Jan. 19, 1946, St.Louis
Preceded in Death:
Survivors:Wife, 2 Sons, 3 Brothers, 2 Sisters, 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson
Funeral Home: Davison- Fulton Bartonville Chapel
Burial:Swan Lake Memory Gardens
Military:WWII Army Veteran
The Peoria Star, April 29, 1904[ch]
Sarah R. BREESE, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah HERD, 206 Pennsylvania ave., in her seventy-first year.
Funeral Sunday at 2:30 p.m.. Interment at Springdale cemetery
Name: Henry A "Hank" BRINKMAN
Death:Tues., March 2, 1999, Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Fla.
Birth:May 8, 1925, Chicago, IL
Mother: Martha Wilke
Preceded in Death: 2 Brothers
Survives:Wife, 1 brother
Funeral Home: Moss Feaster Largo, Fla.
Burial:Cremation Services Serenity Gardens Chapel
EDELSTEIN - Mary E. Brown, 92, of Edelstein died at 6:15 p.m. Monday in
Pavilion Oaks Nursing Home, Peoria.
Born Feb 2, 1892, in Chillicothe to John W. and Sarah E. Thompson Dowdall, she married Joseph H. Brown June 4, 1917, in Pekin. He died Sept 3, 1967.
One grandson, one stepdaughter, four sisters adn four brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Leo Brown of Lake Placid, Fla.: one daughter, Mrs. Arthur E. (Sarah V.) Russell of Edelstein: 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight in Hammitt Funeral Home, Princeville, where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. W.W. Sanders will officiate.
Burial will be in Lawn Ridge Cemtery, near Speer.Submitted by: Michelle Gunawan
Mrs. Levi Booth- March
Died at Chillicothe, March 6, of illness contracted from a cold, Mrs. Levi Booth, 57. President white ribbon club, a Baptist, and a daughter of Rebekah.
Sparland --We learn that Mrs. Levi Booth of Chillicothe, an estimable lady, died at that place on Saturday morning. Mrs. Booth kept a millenary store here for several years, the building she occupied was destroyed by the fire and she lost some goods also. She was buried on Monday.
TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL [submitted by Nancy Piper -0409]
John Bowars - January 15, 1874 -
The news came Saturday from Chillicothe of the death of Mr. JOHN BOWARS, after a seven week illness at his brother-in-laws, Christopher Hartenbower, of a complication of diseases of a dropsical and consumption nature. Mr. Hartenbower lives upon a stock farm of Mr. Bowars, of 320 acres or more, which is run by both on shares. Mr. Bowars went down there about two months ago, and while there was taken sick, causing death. He made a will, before his death, and was conscious till the last, having been visited by Mr. Edward Wood, the day of his dissolution. Mr. Bowars has lived in and about Henry over 20 years, was half owner, and for many years help run the steam grist mill in the north end of town. He was a quiet, unassuming and good citizen, being at one time elected alderman of the first ward of this city. By his industry and frugality he accumulated a considerable property, among which, besides his home estate and mill property in this city, he has two farms in Peoria county; also one in LaSalle county, where his brother Joseph now resides, and with whom he and his two children have made their home the past year; also a farm in Indiana and another in Kansas. We are told that it was Mr. Bowars' dying wish that his brother Joseph Bowars should have the use of the farm he now lives upon as long as he lived. Mr. Bowars wife was a Hartenbower, who died some two years ago, the surviving heirs of the estate being two young orphan girls. The remains were brought to Henry on Monday; appropriate services held at the Episcopal church, where the funeral cortege conveyed the remains to their resting place in the cemetery north of town.
Taken From the Henry Republican - [submitted by Nancy Piper 0409]
Mary J. Byers -June 1, 1882
At Dunlap, Peoria county, May 18, of consumption, Miss Mary J. Byers, 25 years, 2 months, 14 days, formerly of this county.
She was a member of Dunlap Grange, and highly esteemed by all who knew her.
Taken From the Henry Republican - [submitted by Nancy Piper 0409]
John W. Bishel- August
Near Mossville, July 26, at the residence of James Colvin, of congestion of the stomach and bowels, John W. Bishel, aged 19, and brother of Miss Rosa Bishel of this city.
TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL [submitted by Nancy Piper -0409]
Daughter of Spencer Burdick
May 9, 1867At Chillicothe, April 26, Annie R., youngest daughter of Spencer S. and Mary J. Burdick, age 1 year, 7 months and 17 days.
[TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL submitted by Nancy Piper ]
March 11, 1880- Died At Peoria, March 8,Eliza
Matilda, 53 years 7 months, 20 days, wife of David Burns and aunt of
Mrs. Thomas L. O'Harra of this city.
[Henry Republican, Henry, IL submitted by: Nancy 2011]
March 14, 1878 -Died at Peoria, March 6, after a painful illness of only
3 weeks,Jesse Alene, aged
8 years, only daughter of Mr. J. H. Belcher, the marble dealer.
[Henry Republican, Henry, IL submitted by: Nancy]
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