GERTRUDE M. (TILLIE) BRACKE, 88, died Friday November 9, 2007 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. Gertrude was born on July 2, 1919 in Mineral, IL the daughter of Cyriel and Mary (Calsyn) Tillie. She married Hubert C. Bracke on November 30, 1940. He passed on September 10, 2003. She enjoyed playing cards and was a homemaker. Survivors include one daughter, Beverly (Neal) Olinger of Annawan; one son, Duane (Kathryn) Bracke of Prophetstown; 6 grandchildren, Kevin (Debbie) Olinger, Jason Olinger, Kimberly (Brian) Perkins, Dawn (Brian) Tiesman, Heather (Doyal) McCoy and Adam Bracke; 3 great grandchildren, Addison Tiesman, James McCoy and Celeste McCoy. She was preceded in death by her parents, 6 sisters; 2 brothers, 1 great granddaughter, Darcy Olinger. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Monday November 12, 2007 at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Prophetstown with Reverend Francis Wawryszk officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. Visitation is Sunday from 2-4:00 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home in Prophetsown with rosary recited at 3:45. Visitation from 9-10:00 AM Monday at the church.
CAROLE G. BRACKEMYER, 62, of 804 W. Park, Morrison, IL, died Saturday, October 15, 2005, at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport, IA. Carole was born October 8, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA to Uhlan K. and Marjorie J. (Henricks) Stoudt. She was educated in the Erie, IL grade and high schools graduating in 1961. Carole married Garrett R. "Gary" Brackemyer on October 19, 1963 in Erie, IL. She was employed with Volckmann Furniture, General Electric, and the Whiteside County Sheriff's Department all of Morrison, IL. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, fly fishing, and being with her family. Carole was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister-in-law. She was a wonderful sister-in-law to Malinda Galloway. Survivors include her husband, Gary; two sons, Brian (Cathy) Brackemyer of Auburn, IL and Mike (Dawn) Brackemyer of Topeka, KS; three grandchildren, Zachary, Chase, and Cole Brackemyer; one brother, Tom (Sharon) Stoudt of Erie, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents. Private Family Services on Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Father William Antillon - Pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church - Morrison, IL VISITATION: No Visitation will be held INTERMENT: Erie Cemetery - Erie, IL [Contributed by Barbara Nugent from Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home Date: Oct 2005]
DONALD J. BRACKEMYER, of Wyndcrest Nursing Home, Clinton, Iowa, formerly of Fulton, died Monday, Nov. 15, 1999, at the nursing home. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Fulton Chapel, Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery, Fulton, with military services. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Brackemyer retired in 1993 as a meat inspector for the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Before that, he owned and operated Fulton Locker from 1961 to 1977; drove a truck for Carnations Milk Plant, Morrison; and farmed in rural Morrison. He was born Sept. 11, 1920, in Round Grove. He married Ruth Montague in 1940 in Morrison. During World War II, he served in the Army. Memorials may be made to Trinity Reformed Church, Fulton. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Janice Sheetz, Rockford; sons, Arlyn, River Falls, Wis., and Dean, Fulton; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Jessie Vander Eide and Irma Tiesman, both of Morrison. [Contributed by Barbara Nugent]
DOROTHY (MOORMAN) BRACKEMYER, 64, 604 Lincolnway East, died Thursday evening at Morrison Community Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Philip Kennedy will officiate. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit the Renkes-Reynolds Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m. Friday. The rosary will be read at 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established by the family. Dorothy Moorman was born May 14, 1914 at Cascade, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Dunkel Moorman. She was reared and educated in the Cascade area and graduated in 1935 from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, Clinton, Iowa. She was employed in various nursing capacities at Morrison Community Hospital from 1936-1966, when she was appointed director of nursing. She held that position at the time of her death. Brackemeyer was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, an active member of the Whiteside County Board of Health and the Sauk Valley Area Board of Catholic Education. She was also active in the church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Leroy (Mary Lynn) Bowman of Sterling and Mrs. George (Nancy) Modica of Freeport; three sons, Thomas and James, both of Sterling, and John of Morrison; seven grandchildren, six sisters, Mrs. Millie Wieneke, Morrison; Mrs. Mary Maternach, Mrs. Ella Kurt, Mrs. Laura Rillinger, Miss Clara Moorman and Miss Rose Moorman, all of Cascade, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one infant granddaughter. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 7, 1978 - Friday, page 4]
EDWARD H. BRACKEMYER, 79, of 1163 Dosseywood Lane, Lakeland, FL, formerly of Morrison, IL, died Sunday, September 9, 2007 at his home. Ed was born June 26, 1928, in Sterling, IL, to Simon H. and Grace (Shipma) Brackemyer. He was educated in the Green Valley Grade School of rural Whiteside County and attended Morrison High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He married LaNora Stern on September 29, 1950 in Sterling, IL. She died February 8, 1958. He married Phyllis Near on August 14, 1958 in Sterling, and later married Colleen Covell on February 28, 1975 in Morrison, IL. He then married Kathleen Bry-Hadley on September 23, 1988 in Monroe, WI. He engaged in farming in rural Whiteside County for 40 years. Most recently he was employed by the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Company in Sterling, IL for 18 years, retiring in 1990. He was a lifetime member of the Morrison VFW Post #8281, and was a member the First Reformed Church in Tampa, FL. He enjoyed woodworking, the company of his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife Kathy; four daughters, Kathy Mae (Mrs. Donn) Johnson of North Haven, CT, Kerry (Mrs. David) Meyer - Prophetstown, IL, Kathy Rae Bechen of Hopkinsville, KY and Lee Ann (Mrs. Jason) Trexler of Crystal Lake, IL; three sons, Larry (Pam) Brackemyer of Morrison, IL, Randy Brackemyer of Bernard, IA and Denny (Jean) Brackemyer of Bernard, IA; one step daughter, Sherry L. (Charles) O'Brien of Loves Park, IL; two step sons, David D. (Margaret) Hadley of Gettysburg, PA and Darrell S. (Darlene) Hadley of Winter Haven, FL; twenty two grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Elsie Mae Donaldson of Johnson, IL. He was preceded in death by his first wife, LaNora; one granddaughter, Ashleigh Jean Bechen; one sister, Rena Schaver. Funeral Information: FUNERAL SERVICE WHEN AND WHERE: 10:30 AM Friday - September 14, 2007 at the Morrison Chapel - Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home OFFICIATING CLERGY: Rev. Mike Winkelman - Pastor: St. Peter's Lutheran Church - Morrison, IL VISITATION: 5:00 - 8:00 PM Thursday September 13, 2007 at the Morrison Chapel - Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home INTERMENT: Oak Knoll Memorial Park Cemetery - Sterling, IL [Contributed by Barbara Nugent Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home Date: Sep 2007]
GARRETT R. BRACKEMYER, 63, of 701-1 Melody Court, Morrison, IL, died Saturday, December 16, 2006 at his home. Gary was born August 17, 1943 in Morrison, IL, to Jacob J. and Dorothy M. Brackemyer. He attended Lyndon grade and high schools and received his G.E.D. while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Gary married Carole G. Stoudt on October 19, 1963 in Erie, IL. She died October 15, 2005. He was employed by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Union Local #2158. He then was employed by the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Company in Sterling, IL as a supervisor for 11 years. He was a member of the Morrison American Legion Post #328 and the National Rifle Association. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Dorothy M. Brackemyer of Morrison, IL; two sons, Brian (Cathy) Brackemyer of Auburn, IL and Mike (Dawn) Brackemyer of Topeka, KS; three grandchildren, Zachary, Chase, and Cole Brackemyer; one sister, Malinda (Mrs. Don) Galloway of Morrison, IL and one brother, Steven (Nadine) Brackemyer of Rochelle, IL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole and his father, Jacob J. Brackemyer. A Private Family Graveside Service with Military Funeral Honors will be held at the Erie Cemetery - Erie, IL There will be no visitation - The Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Interment Erie Cemetery - Erie, IL [Contributed by Barbara Nugent from Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home Date: Dec 2006]
JACOB J. BRACKEMYER, 85, of Morrison, died Dec. 3, 2004, at Mercy Medical North, Clinton, Iowa. Services are 1:30 p.m. Monday at Bosma-Renkes, Morrison. There is no visitation. Burial of cremains is in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison. He was born Dec. 10, 1918, in Morrison. He married Dorothy May Meyer Aug. 3, 1938. Surviving are his wife; children, Malinda Galloway, Garrett, both Morrison, Steven, Rochelle, Ill.; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Lena Barsema, Fulton, June Vanderlaan, Clinton; brother, Richard, Morrison.
JACOB BRACKEMEYER, 81, Morrison, died at noon Tuesday at Morrison Community Hospital after being ill the past two weeks. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Ebenezer Reformed Church, preceded by a family prayer service at 2:45 p.m. The Rev. Harry Buis will officiate and burial wil be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit at the Tomlinson Funeral Home Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Jacob Brackemyer was born May 30, 1892 in Garden Plain Township, the son of Henry and Roelvina Holesinger Brackemyer. He attended Prairie Center School. He married Anna Bush on May 27, 1915 in Morrison and the couple farmed in the Morrison area until moving to Morrison in 1945. He was employed in Stralows Hardware for 23 years. He was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church and served as elder and deacon for a number of years. Survivors include his widow, two sons, Roy and Donald, both of Fulton; two daughters, Mrs. Orin (Jessie) Vander Eide and Mrs. Joe (Irma) Tiesman, both of Morrison; one sister, Mrs. Louis Shipma and one brother, Richard Brackemyer, both of Morrison; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, IL June 27, 1973 - Wednesday, pg 2]
RICHARD H. BRACKEMEYER, 84, Morrison, retired farmer died Sunday afternoon (16 Sep 1973) at Morrison Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Ebenezer Reformed Church, preceded by a 1:45 p.m. prayer service. The Rev. Harry Buis will officaite and burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday at the Reynolds Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial has been established in his name. He was born March 21, 1889 at Garden Plain, the son of Henry and Ravine Holsinger Brackemyer. He was reared and educated in Garden Plain. On June 1909, he married Rika Brilstra at Morrison. They farmed until moving to Morrison in 1942. He was a member of the Ebenezer Reformed Church. Survivors include five sons, Henry, Sterling; Raymond, Davenport; Jacob J. and Richard Jr., both of Morrison; and Robert of Clinton, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Milton (Lena) Barsema, Fulton; Mrs. Bert (Jane) Vanderlaar, Clinton, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. Louis Shipma, Morrison; 20 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, three brothers, one sister, one great-grandchild and two grandchildren. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 17, 1973 - Monday, pg 2]
RICHARD J. BRACKEMYER, 88, of 306 South Jackson Street in Morrison, IL died Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Morrison Community Hospital. Richard was born on February 27, 1921 in Morrison, IL to Richard H. and Rika (Brilstra) Brackemyer. He was educated in the rural Whiteside County schools. He married Florence Renkes on October 2, 1942 in Morrison, IL. She preceded him in death on July 14, 1997. Rich first engaged in farming in the Morrison area. During World War II he worked for the ICA Ice Cooling Factory in Morrison. Following retirement he was employed as a driver for R.C. Smith Transportation and Scenic Stage Lines. Rich was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church in Morrison, IL and the church's Men's League. He also served as an usher. He was President of AARP and volunteered for the Morrison Golden Meals Chapter. Rich bowled in leagues in Morrison and Fulton for many years. Survivors include one daughter, Susan (Jack) Bland of Morrison, IL; one son, Gerald (Mary Ellen) Brackemyer of Morrison, IL; six grandchildren, John (Debbie) Bland, Jr., Jennifer (Shawn) Greeley, Jody (Lisa) Bland, Claudia (Frank) Garcia, William (Sherry) Brackemyer, Barb (Eric) Nienhouse; fourteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Brackemyer of Morrison, IL; one brother-in-law, Edward Snyder of Morrison, IL; special friend, Florence Bicker of Clinton, IA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence; two sisters, Jane Vanderlaan and Lena Barsema; four brothers, Jacob, Henry, Raymond and Robert Brackemyer. FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Thursday - January 21, 2010 at the Morrison Chapel - Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home OFFICIATING: Rev. Philip Stel - Pastor Ebenezer Reformed Church -Morrison, IL VISITATION: 4:00 - 7:00 PM Wednesday - January 20, 2010 at the Morrison Chapel - Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home INTERMENT: Grove Hill Cemetery - Morrison, IL Cotnributed by Barbara Nugent Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home Date: Jan 2010]
RUTH (MONTAGUE) BRACKEMYER, 84, of Wyndcrest Nursing Home, Clinton, Iowa, formerly of Fulton, died Tuesday, March 15, 2005, at the nursing horne. She was employed by Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton. as the housekeeping supervisor, retiring in 1986. Mrs. Brackemyer was born May 8,1920, in Fenton, the daughter of William and Mamie (Anspach) Montague. She married Donald J. Brackemyer on April lO, 1940, in Morrison. He died Nov. 15, 1999 Survivors include a daughter, Janice Sheetz of Rockford; two sons, Arlyn Brackemyer of River Falls, Wis.. and Dean (Marcia) Brackemyer of Fulton; a sister, Wilma (Glenn) Tucker, of Michigan; two brothers, Donald (Darlene) Montague of Dixon and Joe (Lois) Montague of Warren; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Green; and two brothers in infancy. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fulton Chapel of the BosmaÂ Renkes Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bruce Wilterdink, interim pastor of Trinity Reformed Church officiating. Burial is at Grove Hill Cemetery,
OSBORNE BRADFORD - Funeral services were held at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for Osborne D. Bradford of 111 Sunset Drive, Rock Falls, who died Monday. Rev. Ivan Obenshain of the Rock Falls Methodist Church officiated at the services with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Mrs. Wayne E. Larson was at the organ with Mrs. Raymond Stroup singing "Ave Maria." Pallbearers were Joseph Fiorini, Antos Cesarek, Fred Pyse, William Bower, William Darland and Arne Gronlund. Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Fred Pyse, Miss Ruth Alberding and Miss Betty O'Malley. A verdict of accidental death was returned at an inquest conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday by Coroner John Ardapple. Death was due to injuries sustained in a traffic accident. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 5, 1965 - pg 6]
AARON ERNEST BRADLEY - Last Friday morning death came to the relief of Mr. A. E. Bradley who has been ailing for the past eighteen months and who has been bedfast for the past six or seven months, and suffered severly at times. He was ready to go to his heavenly home at the call of the Master, although he hated to leave his loved ones here on earth and go from them to the place prepared for him. He was one of these quiet persons who never crossed anybody and who always looked upon the good side of all persons and gave them their share of praise and a friendly salutation. He often remarked about the kindness of Albany and said that there were many more good persons in Albany than he ever had any idea of and wished that it were possible for him to repay them for the many kindnesses which they had granted to him from time to time. This was denied him, and it was one of his regrets that he could not have the privilege to repay them. In all his dealings he was strictly honest and honorable, and though a sufferer for many years he did all that he could do while in the employment of anybody. He often remarked about the many favors which the Knights of Pythians bestowed upon him and how he wished for the privilege to sit once more with them in their Castle(?)all to personally thank them for their favors, but this was not to be. (?) yet he never (?) good grace. He is not with us, he has answered his final call from this life unto the one where there are no sorrows or suffering and where peace reigneth, and so we accept the following obituary.
Obituary: Aaron Earnest Bradley, oldest son of Charles V. and Anna Frey Bradley, was born in Union Grove Township, Whiteside County, Illinois, October 14th, 1868, and departed this life at 4:45 o'clock, Friday morning, March 5, 1926, at the family home in Albany, Illinois, being 57 years, 5 months, 1 day old at that time. When a small lad he came with his parents and younger brother, Harvey, to Garden Plain township, where the greater part of his life was spent and 8 years ago moved to Albany
where he has since resided. On October 3rd, 1900 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Spangler in Albany, Ill. Two daughters were born to this union; Anna Mary, who passed in infancy and Ruth Josephine at home with her mother Mr. Bradley gave his heart to Christ in early manhood and united with the Albany M. E. church nearly 30 years ago, bring a devout advocate for the right, taking part until ill health prevented. Being of a mot kind and friendly nature, he won for himself friends whom he held dear. During
his 18 long months of illness, he thoroughly appreciated the acts of kindness from friends proving their true friendship and he often expressed himself with much feeling. All though this ordeal his thoughts reverted constantly to that wonderful Home above, which he knew was very near him. He was failing and ready to meet his Saviour face to face for he knew he should be welcomed and find blessed rest awaiting him on that golden shore. He leaves to mourn, his wife, Mrs. Bradley, and daughter, Ruth, at home; an
aged father residing at Arlington, Kansas, the only brother, Harvey E., of Phillipsburg, Kansas, and one cousin, Henry Frey, of Garden Plain township, besides a wide circle of acquaintances. [Albany Review March 11, 1926 - Contributed by Liz Eads]
ANNA E. (TEACH) BRADLEY of 1605 7th Ave., Sterling, died Oct. 24, 1991 at CGH Medical Center. Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling, with Rev. Francis McDonnell, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, officiating. There will be no visitation. Arrangements were completed by the Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling. A memorial has been established. Mrs. Bradley was born Nov. 18, in Morrison, the daughter of Roy and Margaret Teach. She married Wilford Bradley Aug. 12, 1933, at St. Mary's Rectory, Sterling, by the late Msr. A. J. Burns. He died June 15, 1963. Mrs. Bradley had been employed at Chesters and Bergners in Sterling for 15 years prior to retiring. Surviving is her daughter, Mrs. Robert (Linda) Buhler, Rock Falls; one grandson, Doug Buhler, Sterling; two sisters, Mrs. Leo (Althea) Capper, DeWitt, Iowa, and Mrs. Earl (Pauline) Rhyne, Morrison. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clifford and Lloyd Teach. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 25, 1991 - page A2]
ANNA (FREY) BRADLEY was born in Erie Co. Pa, July 12, 1841, where she resided until she was 14 years old, when she moved to Albany, Whiteside county, Ill. She was converted and united with the M. E. Church when she was 19 years old and she was a constant Christian and member of the same until 1887, when she accepted the faith of the Saints of the Living God. She was married to Chas. V. Bradley at Albany, IL, when she was 20 years old. To this union was given two boys, who are still living. She was a great sufferer from rheumatism for more than 24 years. She passed away and has gone to her Eternal home, where sorrow nor pain never come. The funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday afternoon by Rev. G. M. Glick, who had known the deceased for 11 years. Text- 1st Sam. 15:32, The bitterness of Death is past. Interment took place in the Kirwin Cemetery. [Kirwin Independent 27 July 1899 - Contributed by Liz Eads]
ANNA DORIS (MURRAY) BRADLEY, 69, died early Saturday at Morrison Community Hospital. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Lyndon United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dick Mayer officiating. Burial was in Tampico Cemetery. Visitation was held Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gardner Chapel Prophetstown. Mrs. Bradley was born May 28, 1906 in Tampico, the daughter of Rolla and Anna Quantance Murray. She was educated in Tampico schools. She married George C. Bradley in Hawkeye, Iowa on Feb. 22, 1924. She resided in the Tampico - Lyndon area all of her married life and was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Gene Bradley of Prophetstown, Ronald George Bradley of Sheffield and Mervin Jim Bradley of Bay Town, Tex.; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and two brothers, LaVerne Murray of Rock Falls and Harold Murray of Tampico. She was preceded by her parents, her husband one daughter, one sister and one brother. A memorial has been established for the Lyndon United Methodist Church. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 8, 1975 - Monday, pg 6]
GERALD R. BRADLEY, 61, of Boerne, Texas, formerly of the area, died suddenly Friday, Dec. 13, 2010, at his home. He was born Aug. 12, 1949, in Sterling. He worked at northwestern Steel and Wire Co. for 15 years. Survivors include his children, Jerry Bradley Jr. and Christine Bradley; his mother and stepfather, Helen and John Buckley of Tampico; and his sister, Julie (Bruce) Dexter of Tampico. Burial will be at Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. April 17 at Tampico Community Building, 106 W. Market St. Arrangements were completed by Vaughn Funeral Home, Boerne, Texas. Pat Easterday - Taken from: The Dixon Telegraph Dixon, Lee Co., IL. Sat., April 2, 2010 Page A4 - Col. 1-2
MARGARET A. (WEAVER) BRADLEY, 75, of Sterling, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Rockford memorial Hospital. She was born March 10, 1935, in Sterling, the daughter of Glen and Winifred (Bartel) Weaver. She married Robert Bradley on July 10, 1954, in Sterling. She was a teacher's aide at Franklin School, Sterling Unit 5, for several years. She was a dedicated and faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Sterling, where she served as a past Eucharistic minister to the shut-ins. She also was a volunteer at the adoration chapel of the church, and helped with the Feed the Children Summer Lunch Program. Surviving are her husband, Robert; their five children, Patricia (Robert) Hinshaw and Robert (Amy) Bradley Jr., both of Birmingham, Ala., Mike (Kim) Bradley of Dixon, Craig (Lori) Bradley of Frankfort, and Sheri (Bill) Klocke of Onalaska, Wis.; one brother, John (Marilyn) Weaver of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one brother-in-law, Pat Farley of Sterling; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Susan Farley. Prayer service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, Sterling, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Sterling, with the Rev. Juan Ayala, celebrant, officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling. [The Dixon Telegraph]
MERVIN G. BRADLEY, 35, of Route One, Tampico, died Friday (July11, 1986) in Illini Hospital in Silvis from injuries received in an auto accident on June 28, on Route 5 near the Joslin exit. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with Rev. Leo Ambre, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church of Tampico officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Church of Tampico where the Eshelman Tally Doye American Legion Post 1191 of Hooppole conducted graveside military rites. A memorial has been established in his memory. Mr. Bradley was born on Nov. 19, 1950 in Sterling, the son of Mervin and Helen Forward Bradley. He was united in marriage to Julie Violet Hunter on April 26, 1980 in Rock Island. The deceased was employed as an electrician at IBP in Joslin at the time of his death. Mr. Bradley was a graduate of Tampico High School and attended college in Ft. Collins, Colo. He served in the U.S. Marines during the Viet Nam War and was a member of the Eshelman Tally Doye American Legion Post 1191 in Hooppole. Survivors include his wife, Julie of Tampico, two stepdaughters, Tonia and Dawn Hunter, both at home, one stepson, Jamie Hunter at home, his mother and stepfather Mr. and Mrs. John (Helen) Buckley of Tampico, his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Mervin (Jan) Bradley of Baytown, Tex., one brother, Jerry Bradley of San Antonio, Tex., one sister, Julie Franks of Tampico, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Kathryn Forward of Morrison, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and his paternal grandparents. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July, 14, 1986 - Monday, pg A4]
SHANNON O. BRADSHAW, of 708 14th Ave., Rock Falls, passed away Wednesday evening at the Linton Nursing Home at the age of 85. Mr. Bradshaw was born April 20, 1875 in Green County, near Whitehall, Ill., the son of Perry and Elizabeth Bradshaw. He attended local schools and was united in marriage Oct. 9, 1898 at Oakland Church near Roodhouse, Ill., to Nancy E. Buchanan. The couple farmed until 1910 and then Mr. Bradshaw followed the carpenter trade until his retirement. The couple moved to Rock Falls 48 years ago, where they since resided. He is survived by his wife Nancy; two sons, Leslie S. of Berkley, Ill., and Oris A. of Rock Falls; one sister, Mrs. Edith Strickland of Tacoma, Wash.; four grandchildren; Richard L. Bradshaw of Stockton, Calif.; Tom Robert Bradshaw of Rock Falls; Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley Ann) Vickers of Chicago and Mrs. Stanley (Diane Sue) Stockton of Sterling; one great granddaughter, Lori Beth Bradshaw of Stockton, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, eight brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Harry E. Shiffer, pastor emeritus of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls, officiating, with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 16, 1960 - Thursday pg 3]
JOSEPH N. BRAHM, 74, died Sunday at the United Medical Center, Moline. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gibson Funeral Home in Erie. Burial will be in the Erie Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the Pathway Hospice Unit, United Medical Center in Moline or the Erie United Methodist Church. Mr. Brahm was born April 22, 1916, Rock Island, son of Bernard and Lillian Nelson Brahm. He married Helen Ross on Aug 31, 1946, in Fenton. He was a 1934 graduate of Rock Island High School and had retired from the John Deere Harvester Co. in 1977 after 41 years. He was a member of the Deer Harvester Credit Union where he served on the board of directors from 1951-1976, the Erie Zoning Board from its beginning and the Erie United Methodist Church. He was survived by his wife; two sons, Dale of Moline and Terry of East Moline; one daughter, Sharon Hoffmann, Davenport; three grandchildren. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers]
YOUTH FORMERLY OF STERLING IS KILLED IN WRECK - GLEN BRAID DIES, MOTHER AND BROTHER INJURED IN A CRASH OF AUTOS
Relatives here have been summoned to Rockford by the death of Glen Braid, 21, formerly of this city, which occurred in an automobile accident in that city at 7:15 o’clock Thursday night when the automobile which he was driving and an oil truck sideswiped each other and then mowed down a gasoline pump. His mother, Mrs. Bertha Braid, 43, and brother, Leslie, 17, suffered severe injuries. Glen lived but a few minutes after he was carried into a Rockford hospital by policemen. He suffered a broken back, crushed left side and a broken left leg. He never regained consciousness.
Mrs. Braid suffered a sprained back, torn ligaments in her right shoulder and arm and severe lacerations about the head and face. She is near collapse at her home. Leslie Braid was cut about the head and face and severely bruised about the body, but physicians were unable to find any broken bones and he was able to be taken to his home from the hospital after treatment. Mrs. Braid is the daughter of Mrs. Anna L.Bryson of 604 First Avenue and resided in Sterling for a number of years. Both of the sons in the accident were born in Sterling. Mr. and Mrs. Hanford Bushman of Rock Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Fay Mott of Moline left early this morning for Rockford upon receipt of the message of the tragic accident. The fatality turned what was to have been a family reunion Christmas day into a tragic mourning assembly, as funeral services for Glen braid probably will be held at 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the home and 2 o’clock at the Christian church in Rockford. Mrs. Braid had planned a Christmas dinner for 35 relatives, including her eight children. The two Braid boys and their mother had just taken a woman to her home and were on their return trip when the accident happened. Glen Braid was driving at a moderate rate of speed, and according to his brother, Leslie, the oil truck turned directly in front of their car. Leslie declares his brother swung to the west side of the street in an attempt to miss the heavy truck, but he was unsuccessful. There was a terrific crash as the two machines sideswiped each other, Braid’s car shot forward toward the west curbing and mowed down a gasoline pump. Glen Braid and his mother were hurled out of the wrecked machine while Leslie was pinned in the debris. Workman of a nearby plant heard the crash and rushed to the aid of the injured occupants of the automobile. Fred Braid, father of the two boys, was at home when the crash occurred, but was unaware of the identity of the occupants of the car until his wife was carried into her home. He ran out into the street just as the ambulance was going to the hospital. The driver stopped and he jumped into the machine to be near his son. Persons who viewed the wreckage of the wrecked sedan marveled that any of the occupants escaped alive. Glen Braid was born in Sterling, Ill., July 29, 1907. Some years later the family moved to Clinton, Iowa, and from there moved to Rockford about 10 years ago. He is a graduate of the Rockford high school and recently had been employed by the Ingersoll Milling Machine company. He completed his apprenticeship as a pattern maker several months ago. Besides his parents he is survived by seven brothers and sisters. They are Ralph Braid, Chicago, Mary Leslie, Wayne, Esther, Elma and Grace. [Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen Daily Gazette - Friday, December 21, 1928 – page 6]
LULU M. (PIERCE) BRAINERD, mother of a well known Rock Falls building contractor, Robert S. Brainerd, Sr., died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday (20 Jan 1952) at Community General Hospital following a short illness. The body was removed to the Wheelock Funeral Home in Rock Falls, where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Paul Gilbert of the Rock Falls Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Brainerd was born July 20, 1887 in Marathon, New York, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Pierce. Surviving are a son Robert S. Brainerd Sr., and his wife, Vera of Rock Falls; two granddaughters, Mrs. Lauren (Barbara) Oncken of Route Two, Sterling; and Mrs. William (Joanne) Welp of Delaware, Ohio; one great grandson, Bobby Oncken; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Benjamin; and one grandson Robert S. Brainerd, Jr. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 21, 1952 - Monday, pg 2]
MAY (MALONEY) BRAINERD - The Tampico community was greatly shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Charles R. Brainerd which occurred Friday night at St. Mary's Hospital at Milwaukee from pneumonia following an attack of influenza. The remains were brought to Tampico Saturday evening and taken to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Moloney where they reposed until Monday forenoon when private funeral services were held in charge of Rev. L. X. DuFour and interment made in St. Mary's Cemetery at Tampico. May Moloney was born December 5, 1883, at Atkinson, Ill., and passed away at Milwaukee, December 27, 1918, at the age of 35 years and 22 days. She was married about thirteen years ago to Mr. Charles R. Brainerd, they making their home in Belvidere for some years, later moving to Milwaukee, where she resided until her death. She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Moloney, prominent residents of this place and was a young woman who possessed the esteem and affection of a large circle of friends, and whose death in the prime of life is a severe blow to all who knew her and enjoyed her friendship. She leaves her husband, one daughter, Darlene, aged ten years, her father and mother and three brothers, Albert W., John D., and Raymond M., besides many close friends and acquaintances. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their hour of affliction, the esteem in which the deceased was held was mutely told by the profusion of beautiful floral offerings from sorrowing relatives and friends. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 31, 1918 - Tuesday, pg 7]
ROBERT S. BRAINERD, JR - Injuries sustained in an accident at Pensacola, Fla., was fatal to Robert Brainerd, jr., seaman first class of the U. S. Navy, of Rock Falls, who passed away at 8:05 p.m. Friday in the hospital at the naval bas in Pensacola. The young man's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brainerd, Sr., were notified Thursday morning by the naval base that he had suffered multiple fractures in an accident and that his condition was critical. No details of the accident were stated. Mr. and Mrs. Brainerd and daughters, Joanne and Barbara, and Bob's grandmother, Mrs. Lulu Brainerd left immediately for Pensacola upon receipt of the message Thursday morning. They arrived at his bedside before he passed away. Entered Navy in 1945 The community is shocked by the death of one of its prominent and well liked young men. Bob was graduated from the elementary schools and from Rock Falls Township high school in 1945. He entered the service of the U. S, Navy in June 1945, and was stationed at Saufley field at Pensacola. Arrangements for the funeral have not been learned, however the body will probably be forwarded to Rock Falls from Florida. 26 April 1947 newspaper unknown 2nd Obituary: The body of Robert S. Brainerd, jr, 19 who died at Pensacola, Fla., Friday night from injuries sustained in an accident will arrive at 7:45 p.m. today, accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Robert Brainerd and his grandmother, Mrs. Lulu Brainerd. From the Wheelock-Allen funeral home the body will be taken to the family home at 306 West Second street, at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Robert was riding a motorcycle and crashed into the rear end of a truck at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday in Pensacola, Fla., suffering serious injuries and multiple fractures. The accident occurred near the naval bas, Saupley Field, where the young man was stationed as a seaman first class in the U. S. navy. It was reported that the truck had no tail lights and he did not see it. The family was notified of the accident Thursday morning, and Mr. and Mrs. Brainerd and daughters, Joanne and Barbara and Mrs. Lulu Brainerd, left immediately. They arrived before Bob passed away at 8:05 p.m. Friday. He never regained consciousness after the accident, but doctors were hopeful of his recovery until his condition took a turn for he worse Friday evening. Mr. Brainerd and daughters returned to Rock Falls by car Sunday night.
Robert S. Brainerd was born September 28, 1927, in Rock Falls, the only son, of Robert and Vera Brainerd. He received his education in Rock falls elementary schools and had graduated from Rock Falls Township high school in 1945. Bob entered the service of the U. S. navy in 1945, and after completing boot training at Great Lakes was sent to Pensacola, Fla. Surviving are his parents, two sisters, Joanne and Barbara Brainerd and his grandmother, Lulu Brainerd, all in the family home. The sympathy
of the entire community is extended to the family April 28, 1947 -- Funeral Rites for Robert Brainerd on Wednesday Are Largely Attended Obsequies for Robert S. Brainerd, Jr, held in the Rock Falls Methodist church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. were the second largest attended of any funeral held in the church it was noted. In addition to the family and many friends there was a large number from the Rock Falls high school which recessed for the funeral in order that former schoolmates might attend. Rev. Wayne Leighty
officiated and preached a most meaningful sermon from the Twenty-third Psalm of David. There were six honorary and six active casket attendants. The honorary were Lyle Bogott, Royce Strayer, Calvin Howe, Richard Livingston, Marvin Smith, and Marvin Beck. The active attendants were William Wescott, Eddie McDaniel, Kenneth Onken, Robert Pense, Douglas Unger, and Donald Harrington. The funeral hymns sung by Mrs. Raymond White, jr, accompanied by Mrs. Wayne Larson were "In the Garden" and "Beautiful
Isle of Somewhere" The flowers were in charge of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, Mrs. L. C. Pfulb played the organ. Preparation for Eternality Mr. Leighty's sermon was a discretion one the problem of youth preparing for eternity. He showed how the trend in ( s/b Robert ? David's) life was shown in his love of nature, his temptations, his adventures and his love of home. There were all woven into a thread which led to his faith in God and helped him to compose and sing his psalm of comfort. This is applicable
to everyone's home life. Life is not measured by years, but by the amount of service to God. This pattern will help everyone to be able to sing that "The Lord ism y shepherd." Mr. Leighty said that youth now is really preparing for eternity. A challenge is presented to parents to assist their children in preparing for the great adventure. After the funeral service the cortege moved to Tampico Memorial cemetery. The floral tributes were many, filling a large truck which took them from the church to the
cemetery. May 1, 1947 [Contributed by Margaret (Wilson) Mangers]
ROBERT S BRAINERD, SR, 806 W Second St., Rock Falls, died Wednesday morning in Community General Hospital at the age of 63. Mr. Brainerd was born on Sept. 27, 1905, son of Benjamin and Lula McKenzie Brainerd. He attended Rock Falls Schools and the University of Illinois and was a member of the Rock Falls IOOF Lodge 590, and the Rock Falls Masonic Lodge 936 AF & AM. On Nov. 27, 1925, he was united in marriage to the former Vera Janvrin. He was in the building contacting business for many years and after he retired from this, he was building inspector for the City of rock Falls until ill health caused his retirement. Mr. Brainerd is survived by his wife, Vera, twin daughters, Mrs. Lauren (Barbara) Oncken of Milledgeville, and Mrs. William (Joanne) Welp of Richfield, Conn., six grandchildren, and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Robert on April 25, 1947 Funeral services for Mr. Brainerd will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Anderson, the pastor of the Rock falls Methodist Church, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harry E. Shiffer, with burial in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. There will be a Masonic Service at 8 p.m. Thursday, at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home, where friends may call after 2 p.m. on Thursday. This obit was on record at Oak Knoll Memorial Park and was sent to Margaret Mangers by them.
FREDRIC BRAM, 62, of Rock Falls died Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, at his home after an illness. He was employed by the former Frantz/Wayne Dalton Co., Sterling, for 44 years. Mr. Bramm was born March 20, 1943, in Morrison, the son of Emmett F. and Tracy M. (Peska) Bramm. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He married Lunda Smith on Oct.17, 1970, at St Mary Church, Morrison. He was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church, Rock falls, Sterling-Rock Falls Amateur Radio Society, Sterling Moose and Rock Falls American Legion Post 902. He enjoyed fishing and camping. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Ryan Bramm of Malta, Craig Bramm of Rock Falls and Eric (Nadine) Bramm of Aurora; a daughter, Sara Bramm of Rock Falls; his mother of Morrison; three brothers, Dennis (Carolyn) Bramm of Lyndon, Jeff (Denise) Bramm of Morrison, and Doug (Ellen) Bramm of Mount Morris; and sister Cindy (George Thomas) Weaver of Mount Morris. He was preceded in death by his father. The funeral is at noon Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls, with Monsignor Thomas Dzielak officiating. Burial with military honors is at Coloma Township Cemetery, Rock Falls. [Contributed by Debbie Thormahlen from the Prophetstown Echo]
HERMAN CHARLES BRAMM - Funeral services for Herman Charles Bramm, 64, who died at 6:00 am Friday, April, 6, in a Davenport, IA, hospital, were conducted Monday morning at Reynolds Funeral Home with the Rev. William Boland officiating. Burial will be at Grove Hills Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clyde Groharing, M.B. Potter, George Goodenough, Henry Vandenberg, Glen Shambaugh, and Charles Birley. Mrs. Helen Coe and Mrs. P.W. Hanson were in charge of the flowers. Glenn Craddock and Ms. Clara Ackerman sang two musical selections accompanied by Mrs. Abe Renkes on the organ. Herman Charles Bramm was born April 6, 1888, at Athens, WI, the son of Crist and Johanna Bramm. He was married August 18, 1909, in Wausau, WI, to Sophia Switlick, who survives him. Mr. Bramm was a building and moving contractor and has lived in the Morrison for the past 38 years. He resided at 105 Prospect street. In addition to his wife, Mr. Bramm is survived by five sons, Alton of Sterling, Woodrow, Myril, and Emmett of Morrison, and Royal of Milwaukee, WI; one brother, Carl Bramm; seven sisters, Mrs. Rudolph Dreger of Washington, Mrs. August Englebrecht of Athens, Mrs. Fred Pinno of Athens, Mrs. Laura Loshesky and Mrs. Ed Loub of Milwaukee, Mrs. Emma Kreuger of St. Paul, and Mrs. Emily Manchow of Athens. He was preceeded in death by his parents, one daughter, Ruth in infancy, two brothers in infancy and two sisters in infancy. [Contributed by David J. Jindrich - Published by the Whiteside County Sentinel, Tuesday April 10, 1951. Funeral Services: Funeral services will be held Monday morning for Herman C. Bramm, Morrison, contractor who died Friday morning in Forest Park sanitarium, Davenport, Ia., where he had been a patient two days. Rites will be conducted in the Reynolds funeral home at 10 a.m. by the Rev. W. F. Boland of St. Mary's Catholic chuirch. Burial will be in Grove Hill. Besides his wife, five sons and 14 grandchildren surviving, Mr. Bramm leaves a brother, Carl, and these sisters: Mrs. Rudolph Dreger, Washington, Mrs. August Engelbrecht, Mrs. Fred Pinno and Mrs. Emily Menchow, all of Athens, Wis., Mrs. Laura Loehesky and Mrs. Bertha Loub, both of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Emma Krueger, St. Paul, Minn. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette April 7, 1951 - Satuarday, pg 2]
MICHAEL JAMES BRAMM, was stillborn Friday evening at St. Mary's Hospital, Clinton, Iowa. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Renkes-Reynolds Funeral Home, Morrison. Survivors include his parents, Gordon F and Mary Gruber Bramm of Morrison; one brother, James; one sister, Julia; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Medema of Moline; his maternal grandfather, Robert G. Gruber of Morrison; his maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stratton of Morrison and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gruber of Canton, Mo.; and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Bramm of Morrison. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illiniois December 1, 1975 - Monday, pg 6]
MYRIL E. BRAMM, 64, 405 West Winfield, Morrison, died unexpectedly Monday (6 Nov 1978) evening in Mt. Carroll. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Morrison with the Rev. Phillip Kennedy officiating. A prayer service will be at 10:30 a.m. at the Renkes-Reynolds Funeral home in Morrison. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday with a rosary at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Myril E. Bramm was born Jan. 23, 1914 in Morrison, the son of Herman and Sophia Switlick Bramm. He was educated in Morrison and was united in marriage to Marian Gross in Morrison on Nov. 11, 1939. In Morrison he was a general contractor and a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church. He was also choir director at St. Mary's and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his wife Marian; five sons, Roger of Anaheim, California; David of Lyndon; Philip of Morrison; George of Morrison; and Joseph at home. Two daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Janet) Medendorp of Garden Plain, and Mrs. Larry (Christine) DeWitte of Morrison. Three brothers, Royal of Milwaukee, Wis.,; Woodrow of Morrison; and Emmett of Morrison; and 17 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 7, 1978 - pg 4]
GLEN BRAID, Relatives here have been summoned to Rockford by the death of Glen Braid, 21, formerly of this city, which occurred in an automobile accident in that city at 7:15 o'clock Thursday night when the automobile which he was driving and oil truck sideswiped each other and then mowed down a gasoline pump. His mother, Mrs. Bertha Braid, 43 and brother Leslie, 17, suffered severe injuries. Glen lived but a few minutes after he was carried into a Rockford hospital by policemen. He suffered a broken back, crushed lift side and a broken left leg. He never regained consciousness. Mrs. Braid suffered a sprained back, torn ligaments in her right shoulder and arm and severe lacerations about the head and face. She is near collapse at her home. Leslie Braid was cut about the head and face and severely bruised about the body, but physicians were unable to find any broken bones and he was able to be taken to his home from the hospital after treatment. Mrs. Braid is the daughter of Mrs. Anna L Bryson of 604 First avenue and resided in Sterling for a number of years. Both of the sons in the accident were born in Sterling. The fatality turned what was to have been a family reunion Christmas day into a tragic mourning assembly, as funeral services for Glen Braid probably will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home and 2 o'clock at the Christian church in Rockford. Mrs. Braid had planned a Christmas dinner for 35 relatives, including her eight children. The two Braid boys and their mother had just taken a woman to her home and were on their return trip when the accident happened. Glen Braid was driving at a moderate rate of speed, and according to his brother, Leslie, the oil truck turned directly in front of their car. Leslie declares his brother swung to the west side of the street in and attempt to miss the heavy truck, but he was unsuccessful. There was a terrific crash as the two machines sideswiped each other. Braid's car shot toward the west curbing and mowed down a gasoline pump. Glen Braid and his mother were hurled out of the wrecked machine while Leslie was pinned in the debris. Workman of a nearby plant heard the crash and rushed to the aid of the injured occupants of the automobile. Fred braid, father of the two boys was at home when the crash occurred, but was unaware of the identity of the occupants of the car until his wife was carried into her home. He ran out into the street just as the ambulance was going to the hospital. The driver stopped and he jumped into the machine to be near his son. Persons who viewed the wrecked sedan marveled that any of the occupants escaped alive. Glen Braid was born in Sterling, Ill., July 29, 1907. Some years later the family moved to Clinton, Iowa, and from there moved to Rockford about 10 years ago. He is a graduate of Rockford high school and recently had been employed by the Ingersoll Milling Machine company. He completed his apprenticeship as a pattern maker several months ago. Besides his parents he is survived by seven brothers and sisters. They are Ralph Braid, Chicago, Mary, Leslie, Wayne, Esther, Elma and Grace. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the December 21, 1928 Sterling Daily Gazette]
MRS. ?? (CARLSON) BRANDAU, 86, of 354 Backbone Road, Tampico, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo. Mrs. Brandau was born May 13, 1917, in Thomas, the daughter of Julian and Viola (Jacobson) Carlson. She was united in marriage to Clarence F. Brandau on Dec. 15, 1943, in Yorktown. He preceded her in death on March 25, 1997. She was a teacher for 32 years at area country schools and the Prophetstown School District. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Yorktown, 500 Card Club, Bunco Club, Women's Club, Royal Neighbors of America and Retired Teachers. She is survived by one daughter, Kathryn (Ronald) Kelly of Tampico; three grandchildren, Steve (Nora) Kelly of Tampico, Karla (Brad) Smith of LeRoy and Mark (Joan) Kelly of San Pedro, Calif.; six great-grandchildren, Patrick, Emily, Margaret, Kelly, Katelyn and Ronald John "RJ;" and several special friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, Keith Carlsen. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 am. Saturday, July 5, 2003, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Yorktown, with the Rev. Jeffrey Clements, assistant to the bishop of Northern Illinois Synod, officiating, and lay pastor Ken Ray co-officiating. Burial will be at Yorktown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Yorktown. A memorial has been established in her memory to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Yorktown, and Tampico Ambulance Service. Arrangements were completed by Garland Funeral Home in Tampico. [Sterling Daily Gazette July 3, 2003]
MARGARET (CONROY) BRANDAU, 61, Tampico, passed away Friday evening (7 Apr 1972) at Kokomo, Ind., where she had been visiting her son. She was born in Tampico July 24, 1910, daughter of John M. and Mabel Gifford Conroy, received her education in Tampico schools and was married to August Brandau, June 3, 1928 in Rockford. She lived in Tampico all of her life, and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Yorktown. Survivors include her husband, in Tampico; two sons, Jack, Salina, Kan., and Jerry, of Kokomo, Ind.; two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Julie; two sisters, Geraldine Diner, Indio, Calif., and Mrs. Austin (Helen) Ulrich, Peoria; a brother, Robert Corbin, Maritosa, Calif., along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral arrangements are pending at Schmitt Funeral Chapel and will be announced later. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois April 8, 1972 - Saturday, pg 2]
ARTHUR R. BRANDT, 78, RR 4, Sterling, retired farmer, died at 6 p.m. Friday at the Morrison Hospital. Services will be 1:30 p.m Monday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Hopkins. The Rev. Eldon Mueller, Messiah Lutheran Church, Sterling, will officiate. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Tomlinson Funeral Home, Morrison. The deceased was born Sept. 3, 1893, in Lyndon, the son of Julius and Augusta Stralow Brandt. He attended White School and was married on Feb. 26, 1914, in Morrison, to the former Edna Parnham. He farmed in Lyndon, Fairhaven and Coleta, until he retired and moved to Round Grove. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Mr. Brandt is survived by his widow, three sons, Loyal, Morrison; Elwin, Coleta, and Erwin, Sterling; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Ardith) Landherr, Morrison; Mrs. Audrey Sturtevant, Milledgeville, and Mrs. Ray (Karen) Berry, Morris; one brother, Gus Brandt, Morrison; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, seven sisters, one grandchild and two great grandchildren. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 3, 1972 - Saturday, page 2]
FRITZ W. BRANDT, 86, of 408 Booth St. Tampico, died Friday at CGH Medical Center. Services will be Monday at Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home, Rock Falls, with Rev. Charles Steinke pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. Mr. Brandt was born Sept. 26, 1904 in Tampico, the son of Charles Henry and Adelia (Fritz) Brandt. He married Francis Idella Conlety on May 7, 1915 in Davenport. She preceded him on Oct. 15, 1977. He farmed all his life south of Rock Falls. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Irene Colb, Tampico; one brother, Edward Brandt, Sterling; two grandchildren, six great grandchildren. He was prceded by his parents, wife, one brother and one sister. [Sterling Gazette 2 March 1991]
JULIUS BRANDT, 80, formerly of Lyndon, died Friday evening (8 Jan 1988) at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center, where he resided since 1974. Graveside services were held 1:30 p.m. today in Lyndon Cemetery, with Rev. Jim Jensen, pastor of Advent Christian Church, Prophetstown, officiating. Garner Funeral home, Prophetstown, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Brandt was born July 21, 1907 in Lyndon Township, the son of Paul and Louise Wagenecht Brandt. He farmed in the Lyndon area and also worked for Lyndon Township and State of Illinois highway departments. He was later employed for many years at Rock River Lumber and Grain Co., Lyndon and Prophetstown. He retired in 1974. Surviving are one son, Mick, Fort Collins, Colo.; one grandson, and two sisters, Pauline Crocker, Aurora, and Viola Thompson, Forrest Park. He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 11, 1988 - Monday, pg A2]
VERDA (JOHNSON) BRANDT, 89, of Sterling, died Wednesday Nov. 24, 2004 at CGH Medical Ctr. Mrs. Brandt was born May 1, 1915 in New Bedford, the daughter of James franklin & Alminnie (Erickson) Johnson. She married Erwin Brandt on Nov. 25, 1944 in New Bedford. She was an active member of Women of the Sterling Family Moose and a member of Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Janice Disch, a sister, Evelyn Hudson of Geneseo. She was preceded by two sisters, two brothers and a great nephew. The funeral is a Mc Donald Fuenral Home, Rock Falls, Saturday, burial in Oak Knoll Memorial Park.
RUDOLPH G. BRATZ - Funeral services for Rudolph G. Bratz of Lyndon, formerly of Morrison and California, were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl I. Fant of the Bethesda Lutheran Church officiating. Burial was in the Lyndon Cemetery. allbearers were Floyd McIntyre, Rock Falls; Bernard Rushmeyer, Grotheer Weaver, Lee Hinrichs, Fred VanderSchaaf, Morrison, and Earl Rhine of Lyndon. The soloist, Mrs. David Mathew of Morrison, sang The Old Rugged Cross and Abide With Me, accompanied by Mrs. Abe Renkes at the organ. Flowers were arranged by mrs. Earl Rhine and Mrs. Willard Bernhardy of Lyndon. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 13, 1963 - Tuesday, pg 2 col 3]
WILLIAM BREARTON, 87, father of State's Attorney John L. Brearton of Savanna, died Friday morning [Oct. 13, 1939] in the East Moline state hospital. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Fuller funeral home in Savanna with Rev. T.S. Cleworth officiating. Burial was in Grove Hill cemetery at Morrison. Mr. Brearton was born February 14, 1852, in Canada and later the family moved to the Morrison vicinity. His wife died 8 years ago. Surviving are 7 children, Miss Anna of Minneapolis, John L. of Savanna, Fred of Albert Lea, Minn., Martin of Aberdeen, S. Dak., James of NYC, Mrs. Sewell Clifton of St. Paul, Minn., and Frank of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; 12 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren also survive. [Contributed by Pam Pickens - Thomson Review Date: 10-19-1939]
GEORGE BRECKENRIDGE, formerly of Tampico, died Wednesday evening at his home in Slicka, Minn. [probably, Sebeka, Red Eye Twp., Wadena Co., MN], death being due to paralysis. The remains will be brought here for burial. Services are to be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Methodist church. Mr. Breckenridge was about sixty-two years of age. He resided here for many years and held several offices, including that of street commissioner. He has been residing in Minnesota for the past ten years. Mrs. George Bleitz [Sadie, daughter of Kate Dorathy and George] of Sterling is a daughter of the deceased. [Contributed by Merton Franklin from the Sterling Evening Gazette Friday 23 December 1910]
DORA (DAVIS) BREECH, 78, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Harms nursing home where she had been a patient several months. Death was due to a general breakdown in health. The body rests at the Trouth funeral home. Funeral rites will be held there at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, with the Rev. R. Norris Wilson of the First Congregational church officiating. Interment will be in Riverside cemetery. Dora Davis, daughter of Dr. Reuben Davis and Mrs. Elizabeth Davis, was born near Sterling April 11, 1866. She taught in the Sterling schools several years and later was instructor in penmanship and art at Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1895, she was married to Dr. J.O. Breech, a physician of St. Louis, Mo, who passed away in 1910. Since then she had resided in Sterling. Mrs. Breech was the sister of Jessie L. Davis of Glen Ellyn, the late T.M. Davis of Sterling and Dr. J.D. Davis of this city. [Daily Gazette 1 Dec 1944]
ALICE M. (WAGENKNECHT) BREED, 56, of 2501 W. Carriage Lane, Peoria, died August 30, 1992, at Proctor Hospital, Peoria. Private funeral services were held Sept. 3rd, 1992 at the Wilton Mortuary, Peoria, with the Rev. John Bates officiating. Burial was at Oak Knoll Memorial Park, Sterling. A memorial was established. Alice Mae was born August 1, 1936, in Sterling, the daughter of William and Edna (Johnson) Wagenknecht. She graduated from Rock Falls High School in 1954. She married Francis Breed on September 30, 1956 in Sterling. She was a member of the Detweiler Ladies Golf League and the American Cancer Society Golf League. She is survived by her husband, Francis; her mother, Edna, of Sterling; one son, Brian L. Breed of Glendale, Arizona; one daughter, Sheri Lynn (Scott) Moore of Peoria; two grandchildren; two brothers, William C. Wagenknecht of Sterling and Wayne Wagenknecht of Kingman, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her father and a daughter. [Contributed by Barry Johnson]
MARTHA (HALL) BREED - Funeral services for Mrs. Willilam (Martha) Breed were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Tampico when many relatives and friends paid their last respects, John Webb, pastor of the Church of Christ officiated. Mrs. Archie Yarde, sr., and Mrs. Ransom Egert sang, "Ivory Palaces," and "Good Night and Good Morning" accompanied by Miss Juanita Pratt. The many beautiful floral tributes were taken care of by Mrs. Lawrence Bruder, Mrs. Gordon Garland, and Mrs. Gordon Glassburn. Burial was in Tampico Memorial cemetery with Leslie Dahl, and Hermie Thompson of New Bedford, Ransom Egert, Clayton Smith, Ralph Glassburn, and Laroy Wescott, of Tampico, acting as pallbearers. Out of town relatives and friends were from De Kalb, Wyanet, Manlius, Walnut, Putman, Princeton, Sheffield, Rock Falls, Sterling, New Bedford, Hooppole, DeMoines, Ia, St. Charles, Stockton, and Prophetstown.
MRS. WILLIAM (MARTHA) BREED, 79, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 19, at 5 p.m. at the Sterling public hospital after submitting to a major operation a week ago. She was born May 22, 1869, at New Bedord to Justice and Mary Hall where she recieved her education. On March 6, 1889, she was united in marriage to William Breed at New Bedford. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary just two weeks ago with a family dinner, which was a very happy occasion for all. Mr. and Mrs. Breed made their home in New Bedford until five years ago when they moved to Tampico. She was a member of the Tampico Church of Christ. Those to mourn her passing are her beloved husband, William; two sons, Floyd of Prophetstown; and Edgar of Sterling; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Thompson of Sterling; Mrs. Carl (Cecille) Rasmussen, and Mrs. Ralph (Hazel) Foy of Tampico. There are 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren; also two sisters, Mrs. Albert (Bell) Wright of St. Charles, Ill., and Mrs. Carrie Johnson of Stockton. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Lars (Lillie) Larson; one grandson, and one great grandson. [Contributed by Melva Taylor The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 24, 1949 - Thursday, pg. 2, col. 2]
HAZEL M. (LITTLE) BREIDING, 88, formerly of Sterling died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998 at Resthave Nursing Home, Morrison, following an extended illness. Services will be Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, Sterling with the Rev. Steve and Debbie Ohrtman, pastors of St. Johns Lutheran Church, Sterling officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Mem. Mrs. Breiding was born Aug. 21, 1910 in Rock Falls, the d/o Daniel and Amanda (George) Little. She attended Rock Falls schools and Browns Business College, Sterling. She married Harry J. Breiding Oct. 6, 1928 in Shannon. He died on Nov. 10, 1981. She was employed by Charles O. Larson Co., Gartner Sheet Metal Co. and was a dental assistant for Dr. Lee Behrens. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sterling and Ladies Elks of Sterling, Rock Falls. Survivors include a sister-in-law, Wilma (Gunnar) Benson of Sterling and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by three brothers and four sisters. [Contributed by Sue Nesland - Sterling Gazette Mon. 14 Dec 1998]
GEORGE J. BRELSFOARD, 69, 1105 5th St., LaSalle, died at his home Tuesday. He was the father of William Brelsfoard of Rock Falls. Friends may visit the Gearhart Funeral Home, LaSalle, from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Also Thursday from 4o-9 p.m. at the Pullen and Boos Funeral Home at Clinton, IL. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Clinton, IL. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenny, IL. Survivors include two sons, William of Rock Falls, and Kenneth of Michigan City, Ind.; three grandchildren and six sisters. He was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers. He was employed by the Illinois Central Railroad until his retirement. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 5, 1978 - Wednesday, page 4
ANGELO BRESSANELLI, 84, 6258 W. Diversey Ave., Chicago, died (Oct 27. 1984) suddenly Saturday morning at Northwest Hospital, Chicago. Visitation was on Sunday evening in the Montclair Funeral Home, 6901 Belmont Ave., Chicago, after which the body was brought to the Allen Funeral Home, Sterling, for visitation Monday morning from 10 a.m. until the Prayer Service at noon. A Mass of the Resurrection followed at 12:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rwv. Richard Russo as Celebrant. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Sterling. Bressanelli was born on Feb. 9, 1900 in Pennsylvania, the son of Angelo and Elizabeth Bressanelli. On April 4, 1931 he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Delonga. He was in the construction business for several years. He owned and operated the Linton Nursing Home in Sterling for many years, and then one year ago moved to Chicago. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sterling. Surviving are his wife Mary Jane, Chicago; three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Mary Jane) Norusis, Chicago, Mrs. Gerald (Rose Mary ) Kamansky, Arcadia, Calif., and Mrs. Doubls (Veda) Crowder, Sterling; two sons, Peter, Chicago, and Leo, Davenport, Iowa; 23 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers and two sisters. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois October 29, 1984 - Monday, pg A4]
BENJAMIN J. BRESSLER, 604 E. 3rd St., Sterling, passed away early this morning in Community General Hospital. Born June 3, 1894 in Sterling he was the son of Benjamin F. and Margaret Janssen Bressler. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Sterling. He was a policeman for the U.S. Government until retirement in 1956. Was united in marriage to Marie E. Orlowski, Jan. 10, 1952 in Dixon. Surviving are, his wife, Marie E.; two sons, Frank Bressler of Sterling, and Donald Bressler of Rock Falls; one daughter, Mrs. Donald E. (Jean) Long of Sterling; two half sisters, Mrs. Edwards Oltmanns of Sterling and Mrs. Richard Wise of Rock Falls a half brother, Clarence Hellem of Sterling and two stepsisters, Mrs. Evelyn Book and Mrs. Lee (Bessie) Davis of Sterling, there are nine grandchildren. The body was moved to the Melvin Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Melvin Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard J. Hanson, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church will officiate and burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 20, 1968 - Saturday, p. 2, col. 4]
DORIS (McCUNE) DITSCH BRESSLER, 83, of Sterling, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. She was born March 25, 1928, in Sterling, the daughter of Thomas and Dorothy (Harmon) McCue. She married Junior Ditsch. He died March 23, 1962. She later married B. Frank Bressler. He died August 2004. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Sterling, and was a volunteer at the church, as well as in the community. Surviving are her daughter, Kathy Ditsch (Don) Wiersema of Stuart, Fla.; her son, Jim (Yvonne Heimann) Ditsch of Harvard; her stepdaughters, Judy (William) Townsend of Belleville and Sally Kelly of Sterling; 11 grandchildren, Kelli Wiersema, Daniel Wiersema, Kari Ditsch, Amanda Ditsch, Shannon Ditsch, William F. (Dawn) Townsend, Traci (Jim) Miller, Jason (Rebecca) Townsend, Stephen (Dana) Kelly, Ryan (Debbi) Kelly and Kathryn (Charles) Woodward; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling, with the Rev. Paul C. White, celebrant, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling. Memorial contributions to Juvenile Diabetes Research would be appreciated. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - Sauk Valley Newspapers]
MARIE (ORLOWSKI) BRESSLER, 75, 2108 E. 39th Street, Sterling, died Saturday morning in Community General Hospital, after an extended illness. The body was moved to the Melvin Funeral Home where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be ........ [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette March 29, 1975 - Saturday, pg 4]
DORA J. (HUMPHREY) BRETT was the daughter of Silas and Aria A. Winget Humphrey and was born in Mt. Pleasant township, WHiteside county, Ill., Jan. 27, 1883. Her death occurred in Vista county Iowa Sunday, November, 3, 1889, aged 25 years, 9 months and 6 days. Her early life was spent about Morrison. On Nov. 27, 1884, she was united in marriage with Alexander Brett, who survives today and mourns her loss. In 1886 they moved to Iowa and located in Grundy county, where they remained until last spring when they moved to Clay county, so soon to move again from the scenese of earth. During the time of her sojourn in Grundy county, she, with her husband were converted and joined the M.E. church, and in its fellowship she has lived to adorn her life with the grace of the christian. She died in the faith that had supported her in her home on earth to the house not made with hands. Loved in life, lamented in death and respected by all that knew her, she leaves two children to mourn a mother's loss. The remains were brought to this city (Morrison) on Monday night and the funeral services were held on Tuesday at the M.E. church, Rev. W.J. Libberton officiating, after which she was laid to rest in the Heaton cemetery northeast of Morrison. [The Odell Library obituary collection]
FRED A. BREWER
Fred A. Brewer, 47, president of the bank at Tampico, died as the result of falling from a load of hay July 14, while assisting at his farm near Tampico. Mr. Brewer's back was broken. [Prophetstown Echo - July 18, 1923]
HOWARD LESLIE BRICKLEY, 83, of 206 Ash Ave., Morrison, died Thursday morning at Morrison Community Hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, preceded by a 1:45 p.m. prayer service. Rev. Paul DeBeer will officiate and burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Visitation is Friday after 2 p.m. at the Renkes-Reynolds Funeral Home. A memorial has been established. He was born Feb. 13, 1895 in Olin, Iowa, the son of Edwin and Ella Grimm Brickley. He was reared and educated in Anamosa, Iowa. He married Elsie Smith on Feb. 13, 1918 in Olin, Iowa, and the couple farmed there until 1933. They then moved to Morrison where he owned and operated the American Petroleum Service Station for many years. He also was a school bus driver for R.C. Smith Transportation. He was a member and elder of the Presbyterian Church and past president of the Morrison Lions Club. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Robert C. (Dorothy) Smith of Morrison; two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 3, 1978 - Thursday, page 4 The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 4, 1978 - Friday, page 4]
--- HOWARD BRICKLEY - Due to illness in the family, funeral services for Howard L. Brickley, 83, of 206 Ash Ave., Morrison, have been rescheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, preceded by a 1:45 p.m. prayer service. Visitation, however, will be held today (Friday) after 2 p.m. at the Renkes-Reynolds Funeral Home.
CLIFFORD LEE BRIGHTMAN, 71, 408 4th Ave., Rock Falls, was dead on arrival at Community General Hospital, Monday (15 January 1968) . Mr. Brightman was born April 2, 1897, in Garden Plain, the son of William and Myrtle Crider Brightman. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. James R. (Bernice) Thirtyacre, Minneapolis, Minn.; one brother, Lloyd Brightman, Erie; three half-sisters, Mrs. Perry (Lulu) Dew, Rock Falls; Mrs. Eunice Loftus, Dixon, and Mrs. Ella Kennedy of Albany, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by his parents, one brother, Francis and one sister, Mrs. Emma Dew. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Sterling. Funeral services will be on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Allen Funeral home, with the Rev. Kenneth Mortonson, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Sterling, officiating. .Friends may call at the Allen Fuenral home after 3 p.m. on Wednesday The burial will be in Garden Plain Central Cemetery. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois January 16, 1968 - Tuesday, pg. 2]
FRANCIS R. BRIGHTMAN, 63, died early this morning (11 July 1963) in his home after a lingering illness. Francis Brightman was born Dec. 13, 1899, the son of William and Myrtle Creider Brightman in Garden Plain Township. He has lived in the Erie vicinity all his life, and worked in the experimental department of the International Harvester Company in East Moline. He married Iva Hein on July 12, 1919, in Clinton, Ia. He was an active member of the Christian Church. Surviving are his wife, one son, Harland, Fenton Township; two daughters, Mrs. Ross Hawk, Fenton; Mrs. Lee Greenwood, Walnut; two brothers, Clifford, Sterling, and Lloyd, Erie; two sisters, Mrs. Burl Dew, Sterling, and Mrs. Raymond Thirtyacres, Minneapolis, Minn.; seven half-brothers and sisters, and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter in infancy. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the Schilling Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Erie Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday and up until the time of service. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 11, 1963 - Thursday, pg 3 col 1]
GLADYS (GRIEDE) BRIGHTMAN, 85, Erie, died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997, at Morrison Community Hospital, Morrison . Services are 10:30 a.m. today at Erie Methodist Church. Burial will be in Erie Cemetery. Visitation was 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Gibson Funeral Home, Erie. A memorial fund has been established. The former Gladys Greide was born June 27, 1911, in rural Erie, the daughter of Albert and Winnie VanDyke Greide. She married Lloyd Brightman Nov. 5, 1933, in Erie. He died Feb. 11, 1988. She was a registered nurse, having been the office nurse for Dr. Nash and Dr. LaRue, both in Erie. She graduated from the former Jane Lamb School of Nursing, Clinton, Iowa, in 1933. She was a member of the church. Survivors include two daughters and son-in-law, Janice and David Stone, Garden Plain, ILL., and Judy and Arlyn Avery, Erie; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Contributed Bonnie Pillers
LLOYD BRIGHTMAN,78, Erie, died today at home.Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at his church, Erie United Church. Burial is in Erie Cemetery.Visitation is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Gibson Funeral Home, Erie. A memorial fund has been established. Mr. Brightman was born Nov. 23, 1909, in Garden Plain Township, Whiteside County. He married Gladys Greide Nov. 5, 1933, in Princeton ILL. He retired in 1971 from the assembly Division of John Deere East Moline Works after 34 years. Survivors include the widow; daughters Judy Avery, Erie, Janice Stone, Garden Plain; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a sister Bernice Thirtyacre, Sterling. [Contributed by Bonnie Pillers]
CATHERINE (ROBINSON) BRIGL, 65, of Tavares, Fla., and formerly of Prophetstown, Ill., died Tuesday (July 12, 2005) at her sister's home in Fulton, Ill. Graveside memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown, Ill. There will be no visitation. Her body was donated to the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois. The Gibson and Son Funeral Home, Prophetstown, is in charge of the arrangements. She was born March 14, 1940, in Prophetstown to Dr. Stanley and Elizabeth Gurel Robinson. She married Roger Schaeffer in 1959. She later married Clem Brigl in 1977 in Oregon, Ill. Survivors include her husband; three children, Mrs. Mary (Rod) Harris of Eustis, Fla., Jeff (Chris) Schaeffer of Montrose, Colo., and Joe (Lana) Schaeffer of Charleston, Ind.; six stepchildren, Jackie Steakley of Carmel, Calif., Angie Miguet of France, Terry Brigl of Austin, Texas, David Brigl of Dixon, Ill., Bob Brigl of Bowling Green, Ky., and Dan Brigl of Cedar Rapids; 19 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Beth (Dennis) Countryman of Fulton; one brother, David (Judy) Robinson of Boulder, Colo.; and two sisters-in-law, Jerri Robinson and Jody Robinson, both of Prophetstown
IRENE (TURNER) BRILL - Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Brill were held at the home at 2 o'clock and in the Methodist Church at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Frank T. Palm officiating. Favorite hymns, "Sometime We'll Understand," "Sweet By and By" and "Saved By Grace," were sung by Mrs. J. M Conroy and Mrs. R. E. McKenzie, with Mrs. R. F. Woods accompanist. The church auditorium was filled with a large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay their final tribute to the memory of one whose passing has brought sorrow to the entire community. The many beautiful floral offerings expressed love, sympathy and esteem. Members of Morning Star Chapter, No. 382, O.E.S. attended the services in a body. The casket bearers were R. R. McKenzie, R. F. Nelson, A. E. Bennet, Levi Lutyens, L. B. Winchell and R. F. Woods Among those from out of town attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Quaintance, Mrs. Harry Quaintance, Arthur Quaintance, C. L. Quaintance and Ralph Quaintance of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Craddock, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Olsson, Ruth Caughey, Bertha Williams and Loy Knox of Morrison; Mr. and Mrs. George Fisk, Mr. and Mrs. Axel Swederus and H. J. Stone of Prophetstown; Prof. and Mrs. O. A. Fackler, W. A. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Scuneff, Dr. and Mrs. H. G. Hoover, Mrs. J. L. Snavely, Mrs. Albert Ferris, Mrs. Percy Domer, Mrs. Ella Cowan, Mrs. Pearle Billmire, Mr. and Mrs. John Anspach, Lloyd Vetter, Harry Wetzel and the Misses Olive Peck, Bertha Senneff and Helen Hamm of Sterling; and Leonard Wilkins and two sisters of Lyndon. Obituary: Irene Turner, daughter of Charles Henry and Sarah Jane Turner, was born Nov. 12, 1878, at Wenona, Marshall County, Illinois, and passed away at the Sterling Hospital Dec. 31, 1931, after a very brief illness. Her early girlhood days were spent in Wenona. The family later moved to Lostant, LaSalle County, where she went to the grade and high schools. On March 1, 1895, the family moved to Tampico and shortly thereafter Irene went to Normal for a teacher's training course at the Illinois State Normal school. She returned to this community and engaged in her profession of teaching. On April 7, 1906, she was united in marriage to Henry J. Brill of Tampico. When Mr. Brill's health failed they moved to Kansas, hoping that the change of climate would be beneficial, but he passed away there in February, 1909. Mrs. Brill returned to Tampico. She later engaged again in teaching, this time in Prophetstown, and about 1918 she began teaching in the Lincoln school in Sterling, which position she held for eight years, until she returned to Tampico to care for her aged mother. She lovingly ministered to her mother until she passed away five years later. Since then she had been keeping the home together for the sister and brothers. They will sorely miss her. Mrs. Brill became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church shortly after coming to Tampico and has been an active worker. She was formerly president of the Epworth League, and for years was secretary of the Sunday School. She was a member of the Harmony Club. She was also active lately in the Parent-Teacher Association and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Her quiet, Christian influence for good will be missed in the community. Mourning her loss are her sister and brothers: Miss Hattie of Sterling, John of Tampico, Charles Elmer of Chicago, and Homer L. of Morrison, together with other relatives, and a large group of friends of this community and the other communities in which she taught. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois January 4, 1932 - Monday, pg 8 (Burial: Tampico Memorial Cemetery)
WILBUR H. BRINKMAN, 83, of 1001 S. Bluff St., Albany,: formerly of Garden Plain, died Monday July 21, 2003, at Harbor Crest Nursing Home, Fulton. He was presidentdent of Brinkman and Pessir Lumber Co., Garden Plain and Port Byron, retiring in 1986. Mr. Brinkman was born Nov. 1919, in Albany, the son of Joseph a Charlotte (Frahm) Brinkman. attended Erie High School. He married Doris A. Nissen on May 1946, in Clinton, Iowa. He was member Garden Plain Presbyterian Church, rural Fulton, Loyal Order Moose, Hoo Hoo Lumberman, where he served as past president and was a charter member of Alba Lions Club. He enjoyed fishing and spending winters in Arizona. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Ruthann Brinkman of Long Island, N.Y; two sons, Bill (Gail) Brinkman of Albany and Kenneth (Mary Ann) Brinkman of Darien; sister, O'Delia Johnson of Monroe Wis.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a two brothers and sister, Gerald and Irma Brinkman in infancy; and a sister, Myrtle Christiansen. Memorial service is at 11 a.m.Friday at Garden Plain Presbyterian Church, rural Fulton, with Dan Wiebenga, interim pastor, offlciating. Burial is at Garden Plain Cemetery, rural Fulton. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. [Sterling Daily Gazette July 23, 2003]
ANNA LOUISA (LANGE) BRISTLE - The Indian who was brought to Morrison to search for the body of Mrs. Louis Bristle falled to find the remains. Relatives are now disheartened as the Indian has a record of efficiency in locating drowned persons. A reward of $500 has been offered by the relatives for the recovery of her body. (May 12, 1920) *** The mystery which veiled the disappearance of Mrs. Louis Bristle from her home in Morrison three weeks ago was solved Thursday evening when the body of the missing woman was found in Rock creek near that city. All indications led the family and friends to believe that she had drowned herself in the creek and searching parties had since been working in an effort to locate the body, their efforts being rewarded when Burnett Planthaver late Thursday afternoon discovered it partially buried in drift wood on a sand bar. Despondency over ill health is believed to have been the cause of Mrs. Bristle's rash act. Times Journal, Savanna, Illinois Wednesday, May 5, 1920 (Alice Horner's note: According to the Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947, she was Anna Louisa Bristle, daughter of Charles and Johanna C. [Miller] Lange. She was born August 2, 1862 in Canada and died April 21, 1920 in Mount Pleasant, Whiteside County, Illinois. She was buried at Grove Hill cemetery in Morrison on May 7, 1920.)
GEORGE EARL BRISTLE, 71, 410 W. Wall ST., died suddently in his home Saturday. (02 Sep 1961) He was a retired farmer. The body was removed to Reynolds Funeral Home where services are pending. Mr. Bristle was born on Dec. 4, 1889 in Morrison, the son of John and Addie Bodie Bristle. He was reared and educated in the Morrison vicinity and had lived the pass 25 years in town. He married Lucille A. Johnson on Nov. 26, 1913 at Morrison. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Moline Consistory, the Shrine Temple, Tebals, in Rockford, and the Presbyterian Church of Morrison. Survivirs are his wife and two sons, Jay of Morrison and Charles of Denver. He was preceded in death by his parents, a seven-year-old daughter, Dorothy, one sister, Mae Wilson, and a sister in infancy. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois September 2, 1961 - Saturday, pg 2]
JAY J. BRISTLE, 88, of Morrison, died Monday October 6, 2003, at Morrison Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Morrison United Methodist Church preceded by a 12:45 p.m. family prayer service at the church. The Rev. Daniel Swinson and the Rev. Julie Bunt will be officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with a masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. He was born Dec. 17, 1914, in Morrison to George E. and Lucille J. Johnson Bristle. He married Evelyn A. Hannis on April 1, 1937, in Morrison. She died in 1993. He then married Ruth Schroeder-Stralow on May 7, 1997, in Morrison. He graduated from Morrison High School. He farmed west of Morrison until 1964. He later was employed with Lawrence and Sons Construction for seven years before retiring. He was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church, the Morrison Dunlap Lodge 321 AF & AM, the Moline Consistory-Tabala Shrine-Rockford, Ill., and was a 4-H Union Grove Sod Busters leader. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two daughters, Mrs. Linda (Tom) Engle of Rock Falls, Ill., and Mrs. Jane (Gene) Apple of Sterling, Ill.; one son, Gerald Bristle of Rock Falls; two stepsons, Alvin (Shirley) Stralow of Morrison and Stanley Stralow of Morrison; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; 25 stepgreat-grandchildren; six stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Gertrude Puels. He was preceded in death by his first wife, one granddaughter, one stepdaughter, one stepgreat-grandson, one sister and one brother. Memorials may be made to the Morrison United Methodist Church and the Morrison Dunlap Lodge 321 AF & AM. Clinton Herald October 8, 2003
MARGARET BRITT, 91, died at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday in St Joseph 's Home for the aged at Freeport, where she had been a resident several years. The body rests at the Parent Funeral Home where friends may call after 7p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Funeral rites will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tampico, by Rev. A.M. Weitekamp. Burial will be made in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico . Mrs. Britt was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Britt in 1956. She is survived by several nephews. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the March 13, 1958 Sterling Gazette]
ROSE (CHARNESKI) BRITT, 92, of Pleasant View Nursing Home, Morrison, formerly of Fulton, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 1995, at the nursing home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Homes, Fulton, with Father Kenneth Anderson, pastor Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fulton, officiating and with a Liturgy outside of Mass. Burial will be at St. John's Cemetery, Savanna. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A memorial has been established for Pleasant View Nursing Home, Morrison. Mrs. Britt was born Aug. 2, 1903 in Ivanhoe, Minn., the daughter of Stanley and Victoria (Owczarzak) Charneski. She married Alfred "Fred" Britt on Jan. 16, 1920, in Rock Island. He died April 23, 1970. She was educated in the Savanna Grade School. She was employed by many area restaurants as a cook and later owned and operated Britt's Cafe, Thomson, and the Ruffle Inn, Savanna. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Fulton, and a former member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She lived most of her life in the Savanna, Thomson and Fulton areas, moving into Pleasant View Nursing Home, Morrison, in 1984. Survivors include two grandchildren, Jerry (Marlee) Parker of Albany and Sherry Heusinkveld of Fulton; five great grandchildren, Jeff, Todd and Michael Parker, Lori Michaelsen and Beth Heusinkveld; six great great-grandchildren; Derik and Deanna Parker, Tiffany and Anthony Parker, Alica Huizenga and Breanna Michaelsen; and one brother, William Charneski of Clearwater, Fla. She was preced in death by one daughter, Dorothy Rupert; two sons, Alfred and Jack Britt; two sisters, Betty Jaschub and Elaine Teeter; and three brothers, Frank, Edward and Harry Charneski. [Contributed by Amy Anderson - Sterling Gazette Friday, August 11, 1995]
BLANCHE BRITTELL - One more unfortunate has passed to that undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns. Last Saturday morning the news was brought to this city that a young woman, named Blanche Brittell, had committed suicide sometime during Friday night at Round Grove. On Friday she purchased a quantity of dry goods, furniture, etc., and hed it conveyed to Round Grove where she intended keeping house. Havind endeavored to rent a house from Mrs. Simonson, but failing to do so, she attempted to take possession of the same without permission, but was met at the place by a man who refused to let her in. SHe then went to a house owned by W.H. Maxfield of this city and put in her goods. Mr. Maxfield learned that she had taken possession and went and ordered her out. She went to the county house and complained of her utter helplessness, when Mr. Ely gave her a supper and informed her that she could remain there till morning. After getting her supper, she returned to the Maxfield house, and it is supposed that here she took poison which caused her death. Mr. Maxfield went there on Saturday morning to move her out of the house but found that she was dead. The coroner was notified and in the afternoon went out, impannelled a jury and held an inquest. Blanche Brittel was a foundling of unknown parentage, and about twenty-two years of age. Friendless, homeless and an outcast, receiving no kindly words to lead her to hope for a better and purer life, she lies in her grave in the potter's field of Grove Hill cemetery. The remains were interred last Sunday afternoon, when quite a number where present to listen to the words o Rev. A.M. White who officiated at the cemetery. His remarks were such that if heeded by those who profess to be christians fewer young women would be led astray and helping hands would be more frequently stretched forth to save the fallen, and lead them to the path of rectitude. [Odell Library Collection - Death date written on the Obituary of Nov. 21, 1890.]
LOTTIE MAE (MATHERS) BRITTON, late of 4059 Wilcox street., beloved wife of the late William W., fond mother of Corp. William W. Jr., U.S.A. Pvt Donald M.U.S.A., Aviation Cadet James G. D.S.A., Mrs. Lucille Rogers, and Mrs. Fern Nayigano. Services at chapel, 4138 Madison street, Monday at 8:30 p.m. Interment Fulton Il. Chicago Tribune Page 25, March 17, 1944 - Submitted by Great Grandson Roger D. Britton of Chicago IL.
ROGER STEVENS BRITTON - In Memory of Roger Stevens Britton born June 7, 1935 - died March 13, 2006. Services March 21, 2006 at Bethany Baptist Church - Interment at Fulton Township Cemetery. Submitted by son Roger D. Britton of Chicago Tribune
WILLIAM WALTER BRITTON SR - Nov. 28, at residence, 4059 Wilcox, past. International President of Metal Polishers' union, dear husband of Lottie Mathers Britton, father of Corp. William Walter Britton Jr. and Lucille B. Rogers and Fern B. Navigato, Pvt. 1st Class Donald M. and Pvt. James G. Funeral Thursday evening, Dec. 2, at 8 o'clock at chapel,,, 214-16 S. Western avenue at Jackson boulevard. Masonic services at chapel by Cornerstone lodge, No. 875, A.F. & A.M. Interment Fulton, Ill. Chicago Tribune Page 14, Nov. 30, 1943 - Submitted by Great Grandson Roger D. Britton of Chicago Illinois
WILLIAM WALTER BRITTON JR - Tech. Sgt. US-AF beloved husband of Shirley M. nee Kluever; father of William W., Roger (Wilma) and Laurie Lynn; grandfather of seven; stepfather of six; brother of James, Donald, Lucille Rogers and Vern Navagoto. Resting at Kelly-Carroll Funeral Home, 2616 W. 38th St. at Rockwell. Services Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. at funeral home. Interment Fulton IL, Thursday. Member of American Legion Post; No. 143, Mount Morris IL.
** In Loving Memory of William W. Britton, Jr. died June 11, 1972 Services at Kelly-Carroll Funeral Home Wednesday June 14, 1972 Officiating Rev. Ralph R. Hunger - Interment Fulton IL. Submitted by Roger D. Britton]
E.F. BROCK, formerly for many years a well-known and highly respected resident of Sterling, died in Chicago, on Sunday, March 12. Mr. Brock was born at Bono, Lawrence county, Ind., March 26, 1838. He came to Carroll county, Ill., in 1848, where he resided until about 1860, when he located in Sterling and entered the employ of the late D. M. Crawford. In the times of the war he was engaged in provost marshal duty. During the intervening time, until recently, he made his home in Sterling. A widow and five grown sons survive him. Fred Brock, as he was usually known, had a wide circle of friends. He was richly endowed with a broad and general information, a conversationalist both entertaining and instructive, and was attractive in both manner and person. The funeral was held from the house of his sister, Mrs. A. S. Ferguson, on the 14 inst. - Sterling Gazette [Contributed by Karen Fyock - dated 1893?]
DONALD C. BROERS, 63, of N. Main St., Coleta, died Wednesday evening (7 January 1987) at his home following an extended illness. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Melvin-Schilling Runeral Home in Sterling. Rev. David Lee, former pastor of the Coleta United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Visitation is Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Broers was born Aug. 12, 1923 in Walnut, the son of George and Edna (Graber) Broers. He was united in marriage to Edith C. (Sirna) Buckman on Dec. 15, 1962 in Dixon. He farmed for a number of years prior to his employement at Northwestern Steel & Wire Company where he was employed as a roller foreman for 30 years, retiring in 1984. He had lived in Coleta for 22 years and was a member of the Whiteside County Snowbirds Snowmobile Club. He is survived by his wife, Edith; one son, Steven Buckman of Coleta; five daughters, Carolyn (Broers) Farmer of Rockford, Janet (Wright) Broers of Santa Barbara, California, Barbara (Broers) Hannah of Mesa, Arizona, Becky (Buckman) Milne of Colete, and DeAnna (Buckman) Wagner of Rock Falls; one brother, Wesley Broers of Tampico; two sisters, Mrs. Everett (LaVern) Pope of Belvidere, and Mrs. Glen (Ester) Briet of Chicago; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - Sterling Gazette January 8, 1987 - Thursday, pg A2, col. 1]
MARY BROGAN, passed away at the Sterling Public Hospital, Friday evening at 9 o'clock, the result of being struck by an automobile while crossing the street near her home Wednesday afternoon. The body was taken to the Woods Funeral Home, where it may be viewed by friends until 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon, when it will be removed to the late home, 407 Avenue C. The funeral will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with interment in Calvary Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Daniel Donahue, William Doyle Sr., E. F. Williams, Albert Frank, John Cuniff and Joseph Melberg. Miss Brogan was born in Trenton, N.J., June 2, 1855, the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Bridget Ryan Brogan. She came here with her parents as a small child, settling on a farm near Como and, later, moving to a farm south of Rock Falls. As a young woman, Miss Brogan came to Sterling, where she learned the dressmaking trade, at which she has since been constantly occupied. Her father passed away in 1916; her mother in 1900. She is survived by two brothers and two sisters -- C. J. Brogan of Chicago, Thomas, Anna and Ella Brogan, all of this city. Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. They were Mrs. M. C. Williams, Mrs. Michael Real, Mrs. Calvin Anspatch, James Brogan and John Brogan. Miss Brogan was of an unusually cheerful disposition, beloved by all who knew her and her tragic death has cast a gloom over the entire community. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois September 3, 1938 - Saturday, pg 3]
DOROTHY (WILKENS) BRONDYKE, 62, passed away Monday evening (20 December 1965) in her home in Fulton. Death came following a lingering illness. The body was moved to the Bosma Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Christian Reformed Church of Fulton, with the Rev. Thomas Van Eeredn officiating. Burial will be in the Fulton Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the Fulton Community Christian School. Dorothy Wilkens was born Jan. 12, 1903 in Fulton, the daughter of John and Johanna Alsema Wilkens. She was educated in Fulton and was married to Edward Brondyke in Fulton, March 12, 1925. He preceded her on April 12, 1961. She was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church, of the Rebekahs, and the Forget-Me-Not Circle of the Fulton Community Christian School. For many years they resided in Albany, until they retired and moved to Fulton. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Jacqueline) Bielema, Lyndon; five grandsons; three sisters, Mrs. Kate Bolhous, Mrs. Martin F (Marie) Bielema, and Mrs. Joe J. (GertrudeI) Sikkema, Thomson; two brothers, Jake, Davenport, Iowa, and Ben, Fulton; a foster daughter, Miss Johann Oostenryke, Rockford; and a number of nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, two infant daughters and six brothers. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 21, 1965 - Tuesday, pg 6 col 6]
MAXINE (TICHLER) BRONDYKE, 72, of Morrison, died Jan.15, 2005 at Morrison Community Hsp. SHe was employed by H.B. Wilkinson Tile Co, Morrison as a legal secretary for several Morrison attorneys; and by Whiteside COunty Public Defender's office, retiring in 1997. Mrs. Brondyke was born March 13, 1932 in Morrison the daughter of Ralph and Mary (Vos) Tichler. She graduated from Morrison High School. She married Paul M. Brondyke on July 25, 1951 in Morrison. She was a member of Ebenezer Reformed Church, the church's Philathea Society, Morrison Lioness Club and was active as a volunteer in securing petition signatures to help form the Sauk Valey Community College District. She enjoyed flower gardeing and bird watching. Survivors include her husband; two sons, John (Sheri) of Rockford and Edward (Melinda) of Indianapolis; and four grandchildren. She was preceded by a sister, Marjorie Zuidema; and a brother in infancy. Prayer service is at 10:15 Wednesday at Ebenezer Church followed by the funeral at 10:30 with Rev. John W. Nienhuis officiating. Burial at Grove Hill.
MRS. E.A. BRONSON, mother of William Bronson of Rock Falls, passed away at 8:30 o'clock Monday morning at the home of her son, 515 East Seventh street, at the age of 80 years, 4 months, and 12 days. She had been in poor health for several years, and for the past few weeks had been seriously ill with a complication of diseases caused fro the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Bronson had been a resident of Sterling and Rock Falls for the past 30 years. A year ago, when her health became worse, she moved to her son's home, where she has been tenderly cared for. Her husband, Willis Bronson, preceded her in death ten years ago. She is survived by four children, Mrs. Nellie Stein of Perry, IA, Mrs. Harvey Brown of Corland, Ill., William Bronson of Rock Falls and Chester Bronson of Amboy; also by one brother, Gus Bailey of Sterling. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the William Bronson home. Interment will be in the Binghampton cemetery, one mile east of Amboy. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - May 17, 1926 Sterling Gazette]
JOHN FRANK BRONSON, 82, was a resident of Coleta for 60 years but now is a member of the colony at the Whiteside county home at Round Grove. He was born May 2, 1858 in Delaware county, Ia. His parents moved from there to Fair Haven, Carroll county when he was but four years old. He lived in Fair Haven until 1880 where he voted and then moved to Coleta. All his active years he was a farm laborer. And was never married. He went to the county home in November 1939 and.... (and the rest was lost). [Contributed by Sue Nesland - Sterling Standard Gazette dated 13 Sep. 1940]
LEWIS EDWIN BROOKFIELD the president of the Rock Falls Mfg. company and the Sterling Hearse and Carriage company of this city, died at his winter home in Pasadena CA, Monday Jan. 1, 1900 at 4:10 o'clock from the effects of overwork. A telegram was received announcing the sad news late monday evening by Thomas A. Galt. The death ofMr. Brookfield is not a surprise to themembers of his family, for it has been known by them for some time that he was gradually growing worse. But to those outside of the family the sad news comes like a thunderbolt out of a clear sky. It had been understood that he was getting better, and great hopes were entertained for his recovery. Mr. Galt wired the sender of the sad news of the message, Theodore Lukins, to render all possible assistance to Mrs. Brookfield and up to this time no further particulars have been received. It is supposed that the remains have been started for Sterling and they accompanied by Mrs. Brookfield and galt and Fannie and Mrs. Green, the mother of the deceased, will reach here Friday or Saturday. It was not until last summer that Mr. Brookfield realized the he was failing in health. It will be remembered that he suffered a stroke of partial paralysis. At that time a specialist from Chicago, Dr. DBrown was called to see him. He advised a complete rest and change of climate for six months. In accordance, Mr. adn Mrs. Brookfield, accompanied by their two youngest children, Fannie adn Galt, left for the west. Mr. Brookfield felt no change in his condition until after he had left Vancouver, B.C. Then the spells of numbness left him and he was afflicted with frequent pains in the head. He gradually grew weaker and his relatives became fearful that would not get well. Lewis Edwin Brookfield was born in Coleta, in the year 1860. His father kept a country store at that place, and when a mere boy he became a valuable assistant in a business way. In 1874, the Brookfields moved to Sterling and Mr. Brookfield Sr. opened a bank. He died when Lewis was aout 17 years of age. Before his death he loaned sums of money to the Keystone Burial Case Company, and this company being insolvent, it became necessary for the son to take the business in order ot save the amount of the loan. This he did, and soon united the concern with the Sterling Burial Case Company also an insolvent concern. For a number of years the shops were in Rock Falls under the name of the Rock Falls Mfg. Co. The concern was in 1883 moved to Sterling but has always retained the original name given it by Mr. Brookfield. The history of this monstrous manufacturing plant and the story of the wonderful manner in which MR. Brookfield brought it up to its present prominent position in the manufacturing world are most interesting. Soon after the removal to Sterling the plant was added to, and a little while later another large addition was built. The Sterling Hearse and Carriage company, which was incorporated by Mr. Brookfield in 1890, has also grown to immense proportions. The two plants are among the largest in the US of their kind. This work was started by a mere boy When only 17 years old Mr. Brookfield assumed the entire management and almost the entire ownership of the concern, and from the moment he placed his hands upon the helm, it has prospered. His edeas of business were broad and comprehensive. He was never conent with a small business and looked forward to leadership in anything he undertook. Mr. Brookfield was united in marriage to Helen Jane Galt, daughter of Thomas A. Galt, Sep.14, 1882. His wife and three children, Emily Katherine, Fannie Harriet and Edwin Galt, survive him. Emily has since last fall been astudent at Lake Forest seminary and Fannie and Galt have been in California with their parents He also leaves to mourn his death his mother, Mrs. Harriet Green of this city and his sisters, Mrs. Helen Crawford and MRs. Dorothy Hopkins. His mother left sometime ago for California, expecting to spend the winter with Mr. and Mrs. Brookfield. Mr. Brookfield was a man whom everybody loved. His death has cast a deep gloom over the entire city and there is genuine regret in the hearts of everybody that he is no more. He was a man of lovable disposition.
BLANCH M. (BEEBE) BROOKS - 90, of 10 Grave St., Prophetstown, died Wednesday Nov. 6, 1996 at CGH Medical Center. Funeral servies will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown, with the Rev. Carson Daniel Lauffer, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Leon Cemetery, rural Prophetstown. Visitation will be from 5:30-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. A memorial has been established. Mrs. Brooks was born July 11, 1906, in Hooppole, the daughter of Samuel and Nellie (Sollars) Beebe. She married Russell C. Brooks on June 3, 1923, in Prophetstown. He died in 1965. She was educated in Prophetstown schools. She was emmployed at Climco, Morrison for several years. She was a member of Camp 516, the Royal Neighbors of America, Prophetstown, the Social Hour Club, and a former member of the Geneseo Saddle Club, and Flying Hooves, Rock Falls. Survivors include two sons, Marshall (Donna) Brooks of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Gary (Linda) Brooks of Walnut, four grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Duane Brooks in 1984; two sisters and one brother. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 8, 1996 - Friday, pg. A2]
ELECTA (MERRILL) BROOKS - Since the writing of the Early Days of Coloma, word has been received by Noah Merrill, of Sterling that his sister, Mrs. Daniel Brooks died in Mason Valley Nevada, September 23, 1896, although the letter telling of her death did not reach him until a few days ago. She was the wife of the early pioneer mentioned in the writeup of Coloma. She was ninety-two years old at the time of her death. Mrs. Electa Brooks was born in Pompey, Onanduguda county, N.Y., Feb. 14, 1807, and lived in New York and Ohio until 1837 when she removed to what is now Rock Falls, living there and in Sterling until 1873, when she and her daughter, addie moved to Mason's Valley Nev., where three sons were living, remaining there until her death. Early in life she became a christian and was a consistent member of the First Baptist Church, of this city. Sterling Standard December 11, 1896]
EVERETT BROOKS - was born August 24, 1881 near Prophetstown, the son of Alphres and Mahala George Brooks. He married Lucina Fuller, who survives and two daughters, Mrs. Hollis Myers and Miss Ruth Brooks; two sons, Chester and Robert. He is also survived by his father, one brother Frank of Erie, and one sister, Mrs Retta Klobes, and preceded in death by brother Edward. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois January 2, 1932 - Saturday, page 6]
WILL BROOKS - Relatives of this vicinity were surprised and pained to hear last week of the death of Will Brooks at the home of his sister, Mrs. Gus Peacock in Moline. The cause of his death was heart trouble from which he had been a sufferer during the past winter. He passed away on Tuesday evening, March 25. His remains were brought to Prophetstown Friday morning and placed in the vault in the cemetery there awaiting the better condition of the roads when he will be buried in Fairfield cemetery at Yorktown. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Daily Gazette April 3, 1922 - Monday, pg. 6, col. 3]
MARIE A (GRENNAN) BROPHY, 95 of Sterling, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at the Kahl Home, Davenport, Iowa. She was employed by Bun Austin Chevrolet, Sterling, as the office manager for more than 40 years. Mrs. Brophy was born Oct. 24, 1906, in Rock Falls, the daughte rof John and Mary (Loran) Grennan. She graduated from Our Lady of Angels Academy, Clinton, Iowa, and Gregg Business College, Chicago. She married James Connor Brophy on June 21, 1930, at St. Mary Church, Sterling. He died April 13, 1985. She was a member of St. Mary Church, Sterling, and its Altar and Rosary Society.Survivors include two sons, James (Selma) Brophy of Ripon, Wis., and John (Mary) Brophy of Davenport, Iowa; two sisters: Sister Veronica Grennan BVM, of Dubuque, Iowa, and Mary Alice Butler of Fort Myers, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Lucille Grennan of Sterling; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several neices and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Francis Grennan and Edward Grennan, and two sisters, Evelyn Barry and Sister Maneta. The Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Church, Sterling, with the Rev. Uriel Lopez, celebrant, officiating. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Sterling. Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Arrangements wer completed by McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. A Memorial has been established to St. Mary Church, Sterling and Kahl Home for the Aged, Davenport Iowa. [The Daily Gazette 2 April 2002]
SUE (OLNEY) BROPHY, 28, died Sunday (24 June 1951) at 7 p.m. at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Zelma Boyd, Portland avenue, Morrison, where she had been residing. She had been ill four months with heart complications. The body was taken to the Reynolds Funeral Home where friends may call. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from Reynolds and burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Brophy, nee Sue Olney, was born June 3, 1923, in Chicago, duaghter of Ralph and Vivian Olney. At the age of eight, she made her home in Morrison, where she was educated. A daughter Carol Ann was born to her and her first husband, Lester Akker. Following a divorce she married Dr. John Brophy at Little Rock, Ark., who is serving his internship at Cook county hospital in Chicago. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Brophy, a daughter Carol Ann; mother, Mrs. Vivian Olney Casper, and an aunt, Mrs. Boyd. She was preceded in death by her father and two aunts, May and Mabel Smith. Funeral: Pallbearers: Robert Kingery, John Gentz, Alvin Shawver, Paul Haan, Kenneth Sykes and Robert Sykes [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 25, 1951 - Monday, pg 2]
JAMES W. BROTHERIDGE SR, 94, of Rock Falls, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. He was born June 11, 1916, in Rock Falls, the son of John and Minnie (Smith) Brotheridge. He married Lanora Woodyatt on Sept. 4, 1936, in Clinton, Iowa. She preceded him in death on May 28, 2006. He worked for 46 years at RB&W Co., Rock Falls, retiring as a foreman in the machine shop. He was a member of Rock Falls United Methodist Church. He enjoyed bowling, playing softball, camping, fishing and working jigsaw puzzles. He also enjoyed spending time with his two special friends, Keji and Hawkeye. Survivors include one son, James (Bonnie) Brotheridge Jr. of Sterling; one brother, Louis Brotheridge of Rock Falls; two sisters, Julie Gregorson of Gadsen, Ala., and June Carlson of Van Couver, Wash.; three grandchildren, Eric (Sarah) Brotheridge, Keith (Angela) Brotheridge and Kelci (Tony) Eakle; three great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and five sisters. A gathering of friends and family will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1002 12th Ave., Rock Falls. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Daniel Behmlander officiating. Burial will be at Coloma Township Cemetery, Rock Falls. In lieu of flowers, A memorial has been established to Happy Tails Animal Shelter, Rock Falls. [Contributed by Margaret Morose - The Sterling Gazette 3 June 2011]
BURDETTE J. BROWN, 41, for the last 11 years a druggist in Manlius, died at 2:30 a.m. Friday at his home in that city. He had been in failing health for the past two years but his death came as a shock to his family and friends. Relatives in Sterling received word today. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Mr. Brown was born in Tampico, son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis L. Brown of Tampico. He was educated in the Tampico schools and later attended Northwestern university. Leaving school he worked in the Fenn drug store in Prophetstown, and later in that of H.E. Cain in Tampico. he married Miss Mary Van DeMark of Sterling, shortly after the World war, and moved to Manlius where he purchased the drug store he had operated up to time of his death. Besides his widow and parents he leaves a sister, Mrs. Amy Trump of Waverly, N.Y., Mrs. John Woods of Tampico and Miss Dorothy Trump of Waverly, N.Y. are nieces. Mrs. Ed Ryan of Rock Falls is a cousin. Mr. Brown was well known in Sterling and throughout the south side of the county. Second Obit: J. Burdette Brown was born in Tampico, June 1, 1893, and passed away at his home in Manlius early Friday morning, May 17, 1935. He was educated in the public schools at Tampico and later was graduated from the Illinois university school of pharmacy. On October 25, 1923 he married Mary Ellen Van DeMark of Sterling, Illinois, and they have made their home in Manlius since their marriage. Besides his widow, he leaves his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Brown of Tampico, and a sister, Mrs. Amy Trump of Waverly, New York. [Contributed by Georgi DiBartelo - Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois Friday, 17 & 20 May 1935
BURTON BROWN, 71, a Tampico farmer, passed away at the Sterling Public Hospital Sunday morning about 9:30 o'clock. He had been a shut-in for a number of years, suffering a stroke Saturday from which he never rallied. Funeral rites will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home. Rev. James R Uhlinger, pastor of the Rock Falls Methodist Church, will officiate, and interment will be in the Tampico Cemetery. Mr. Brown was born March 11, 1868 at Plano, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Brown. He had been a farmer for the past 48 years. He is survived by his widow, but no children. He was a member of the Tampico Methodist church. The body was removed to the Wheelock Funeral Home in Rock Falls, and on Monday to the family home near Tampico. ***** October 19: pg. 12 - Obituary Burton Brown, son of James and Rachel Rowley Brown, was born at Plano, Ill., March 11, 1868, and passed away at 9:30 Sunday morning, October 15, 1939 at the Sterling Public Hospital. Mr. Brown had suffered from arthritis for the past several years and in the past few months had been diabetic. Saturday morning at 9 o'clock he suffered a stroke from which he never rallied. Mr. Brown moved to Whiteside county when he was a child of five years and had resided on the Brown homestead for 66 years. He was married to Mary Rosamond Smith on December 23, 1891. His parents, two sisters, Edna Latimer and Libbie Caskey, and one brother, George Brown, preceded him in death. He is survived by his widow, nieces, nephews and a host of neighbors and friends. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the home. Interment was in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Attending the services from out of town were Mrs. COe Gaulrapp, of Rock Falls; Mrs. Ella Rowley, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Wickens and Thomas Wickens of Sandwich; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Steadman and son, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Adair, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Robinson, Mrs. Mae Steadman, Mrs. Rebecca Ferris, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hill of Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Alva Shilling of Rockford; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Caskey, Charles Caskey, and Mr. and Mrs. Hayward Aldritt of Morrison; and Mr. and Mrs. Axel Swederus of Prophetstown. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois October 16, 1939 - Monday, pg 7]
CAROLINE L. BROWN
Caroline L. Brown, settled in Mt. Pleasant in 1849; died at Morrison, April 18, 1917, aged 68 years, 2 months. [Daily Gazette, 20 August 1917; From Larry Reynolds]
CATHERINE (GRAY) BROWN, died at her home in this village at 5 a.m. Thursday 12th, 1898 of paralysis, aged 61 years, 9 months, 17 days. Catherine Gray was born in Athens County, Ohio, July 25th, 1836 and she came with her father's family to Tazwell County, Illinois, in 1850. She was married to Elleary C. Brown at Erie, Ill., Dec 6th 1857, they settling on a farm two miles south-west of this place the following spring, forty years ago, where they resided until one year ago this month when they moved to Tampico and occupied their new house on South Main St. She was the mother of four children, two daughters and two sons, the girls dying in infancy. She leaves her husband, two sons, Herbert E. of Morrison and Willis L. who resides on the farm, one sister, Mrs. H.H. [Tip] Dow, of Lincoln, Illinois; three brothers, Isaac V. Gray, Atlanta, Ill. and Branson H. Gray, Rock Falls, Ill. She had been confined to her bed for the past eleven weeks during which time her sister, Mrs. Dow, ably and faithfully assisted her husband in nursing her. In youth she early assumed the cares of her father's household, which was deprived of the mother when she was twelve years of age; she has always been a loving and indulgent mother and sister and affectionate and true wife. Besides the motherly care of her brothers and sister, she had her own children, she took into her home and became the foster mother of a two year old orphan who is now Mrs. Galon Rogers, residing one mile east of this place. She has been a member of the Methodist Church for more than forty years. May her rest be peaceful and her reward in heaven no less than she deserves and claimed by faith. Funeral services are to be conducted by O.E. Reade at the M.E. [Methodist] Church, this [Saturday] afternoon at 2 o'clock. The remains will be laid to rest in the Tampico Cemetery. Those from abroad, who attended the funeral of the late Mrs. E.C. Brown last week Saturday, were W.Z. Gray and wife, Thomas Truedson's wife and son of Sheffeld, Ill., B.H. Gray, wife and daughter of Rock Falls, Ill., Mrs. Minnie Weaver and son of Walnut, Ill., Henry Gray. [Contributed by Georgi DiBartelo - Tampico Tornado, Tampico, Illinois, May 21, 1898]
CHARLES H. BROWN, Funeral services for Charles H. Brown of Rock Falls were held on Wednesday afternoon at two-thirty from the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. A. Pfulb, 402 Fourth Ave., and at three o'clock at the Methodist Church. Rev. A. E. Simester had charge of the services, assisted by N. G. Van Sant. Mrs. W. H. Kelsey and Mrs. Arthur Deam sang during the service. The pallbearers were A. L. Coe, E. U. Taylor, W. F. Pfulb, H. H. Chapin, J. Bell and N. L. McKenzie. Burial took place in the Rock Falls Cemetery. The out of town people who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kelly, Mrs. Emily Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Brown, L. Winchell, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Winchell, Mrs. Mack Pierce, Ed Markle and daughter all of Tampico, Miss Ida Lane and Miss Ida Bogart of Leon and Mr. and Mrs. William Winchell of Galesburg. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 30, 1921 - Thursday, pg 3]
REV. E. BROWN, for a number of years engaged in the butcher business at Milledgeville, and at one time an active minister in the Methodist Episcopal church, died at his farm near Lyndon, of diabetes, on Monday night, Dec. 15. He was highly respected, and will be sincerely mourned by a host of friends. [Contributed by Karen Fyock - Undated scrapbook clipping]
ELLERY CORY BROWN, was born April 19, 1829, in New York. He came west when a young man and married at Tampico to Miss Katherine Gray. She died several years ago. He leaves to mourn his death two sons, Herbert E. Brown of Sterling and Willis Brown of Tampico. Also one adopted daughter, Mrs. Galon Rogers of Tampico. Two brothers also survive --Charles Brown of Rock Falls and William Brown of Dallas, Texas. Mr. Brown was a member of the Tampico Methodist Church and a man greatly respected by all who knew him. [Contributed by Georgi DiBartelo]
EMILY A. BROWN - Morrison Ill-Nov 22 (Special) -- Mrs. Emily A. Brown, passed away this morning at 7:45 o'clock at the home of Sheriff and Mrs. J. W. Kelly, the latter being her daughter. Her illness was of two weeks duration, although she had not been strong for a number of years. Mrs. Brown was 71 years of age on April 8. 1927. She had spent practically all her life in Bureau and Whiteside counties, and for many years had been a highly esteemed resident of Tampico, where she still retained a residence. When Sheriff and Mrs. Kelly moved here, Mrs. Brown accompanied them and for the past year has spent most of her time in Morrison. Mrs. Brown was a woman of admirable character and her loss will be greatly mourned. The funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of Sheriff and Mrs. Kelly. The remains will be taken to Tampico for interment. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois November 26, 1927 - Saturday, pg 10, col.4]
EMILY (WATSON) BROWN, 97, of Sterling died Saturday Jan. 22, 2005 at Sterling Pavilion. She taught first grade at East Coloma School, Rock Falls for 20 years, retiring in 1972 and then was employed by McGlaughlin Dress Shop, Sterling. Mrs. Brown was born Feb. 25, 1907 in Sterling the daughter of Martin and Harriet (Lawler) Watson. She married Howard Brown, who died in Dec. 1981. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic church, Sterling and enjoyed cooking and gardening. Survivors include a cousin Lorraine (Jack) Dauen of Sterling. she was preceded by a brother, Harold Watson. Memorial services at 10 am Thursday at Schilling Funeral home with Rev. Paul White officiating. Burial at Calvary Cemetery.
FRANK E. BROWN, 50, Apt. 17, 1821 Locust St., Starling, died this morning in Community General Hospital . The body was take to the Allen Funeral Home were funeral arrangements are being completed. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the Feb. 13, 1967 Sterling Gazette]
GEORGE BROWN, age 84, of Rock Falls, died October 10, 1919. He was born and married in Germany. Surviving are daughters Mrs. Mooney Eberley, Mrs. Westendorf and Mrs. Hertzner [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois October 10, 1919]
HATTIE (WINCHEL) BROWN, a former resident of this community but for many years a well known citizen of Rock Falls, died at her home there July 8 having reached her 73rd birthday last May. She had been sick for about a year and bedfast for the past seven weeks. She was born in Ulster County, New York, and came west with her parents to Yorktown when she was ten years of age. In 1863 she was married to Charles H. Brown in Yorktown where they resided until 28 years ago when they moved to Rock Falls. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. C.A. Pfulb of Rock Falls, two sisters and two brothers: Mrs. E. Cummings of Rock Falls, and Mrs. O. Bunker of Wichita, Kas., and Edwin Winchell of Huens, Kan., and Edwin Winchell of Yorktown. Funeral services held July 10 in the Rock Falls M.E. church where she had been an active worker and internment was in the Rock Falls cemetery. [Contributed by Sue Nesland Sterling Newspaper 11 July 1919
HERBERT E. BROWN, who passed away in Chicago Wednesday, was buried in the family lot in Riverside cemetery Friday afternoon at 2:30. Services at the grave were conducted by Dr. F. Rhodes, pastor of the church in Chicago of which the deceased was a member. T.L. Lewis, pastor of Community church in Oak Park, which Mr. Brown also attended, conducted the services in Chicago at 10:30. There was a large gathering of local friends and relatives at the committal services here. Local pallbearers were Charles W. Senneff, J.D. Gulliford, Robert W. Besse, I.B. Snavely, August Pearson and Mark Reitzel. Mr. Brown was born in Tampico in 1859. In 1887 he was united in marriage with Miss Josephine McNaughton, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. N. G. Reitzel and Mrs. James McCaugherty, both of Chicago. One grandson, William Stanley, passed away several years ago. A brother, W.L. Brown of Tampico, also survives. Mr. Brown was editor of the Morrison Record for a number of years and for many years owned and edited a rural life farm paper. He was inventor of a successful typeline casting machine which he sold. The deceased was a lifelong member of the Methodist church, and was also a member of the Masonic lodge. The family moved from this city to Chicago in 1923. [Contributed by Georgi DiBartelo - Sterling-Rock Falls Daily Gazette, Saturday, 4 May 1940]
HOMER W. BROWN, 81, of 109 S. Church St. Albany, IL, died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, peacefully at his home. He was born in Timewell, IL on November 20, 1924 to E.A. "Bill" and Rose (Hultz) Bowen. While stationed at the Ottumwa Naval Air Station, Ottumwa, IA, he met and married the love of his life, Juanita June Crawley on June 25, 1944. Mr. Bowen served in the World War II before his discharge from the US Navy in December of 1945. He returned to Golden, IL, where he farmed briefly before moving his family to Kingston Mines, IL to begin a career as a truck transport driver for FS Services. In 1954, he became a part of the original group of drivers in the Farm Supply terminal in Albany, IL where he lived until his death. While in Albany, he became active in Scouting, served as President of the Albany Grade School Board and was an active member of the Masonic Lodge. With his wife as the Worthy Matron, he served as the Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star. He spent his life enjoying camping, boating, and various outdoor activities with his wife and children. He spent years following his children and later his grandchildren through the various sports and activities. Upon his retirement he and his wife became "snowbirds" on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and spent their summers in Northern Minnesota and Arkansas enjoying their grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, his dear beloved great aunt, Helen Hoy; one daughter, Shirley Weidlein of Hermantown, MN; three sons, Gary (Marguerite) Bowen and Randy (Marlene) Bowen both Hermantown, MN, and Rick (Tammy) of Stuttgart, AR; nine grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three sisters, Mary (Dale) Eiken of AZ; Doris (Jim) Miles of Quincy, IL and Alice (John) Green of Eldridge, IA. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Glenn and Bob.
JON W. BROWN, 87, of Christopher St., Morrison, died Friday, June 27, 1997 at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral home with the Rev. James A. Camp, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Morrison, officiating. Burial will be at Lyndon Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley. Mr. Brown was born June 11, 1910 in Rockford, the son of Walter F. and Anna (Brady) Brown. He married Ruth A. Teach on Oct. 31, 1919 at Clinton, Iowa. She died June 2, 1997. He was educated in Rockford schools. He was employed as a bus driver for Greyhound Bus Lines, Augustana College Choir Tours, and RC Smith Transportation, Morrison. He was a member of the Amalgamated Association of Street Electric Railway and Motorcoach Employees of American AFL-CIO. He was an avid Cubs fans. Survivors include on sister, Margaret (Mack) Girardi of Rockford. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 29, 1997 - Sunday, pg A5]
JOHN E. BROWN, 70, of 15 E. 23rd St., Apt. 210, Sterling, died Sunday, March 2, 2003, at CGH Medical Center. He was employed as a salesman for area industries. Mr. Brown was born May 14, 1932, in Rock Falls, the son of Sherman and Frances (McGava) Brown. He served in the Navy as an aircraft mechanic. He married Joan M. Elmendorf on March 31, 1951, at St. Mary Church, Sterling. He was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rotary. Knights of Columbus, Moose and Elks. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Kimberlee (Chris) Oberbillig-White of Peoria; two sons, Brian F. (Linda) Brown and Scott Brown, both of Sterling; two sisters, Kay (Jim) Faley of Dixon and Carol Brown of Sterling; a brother, Dick (Joan) Brown of Pekin; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marian E. Moore and Frances Brown in infancy; and two brothers, Robert F. Brown and Donald J. Brown. Graveside service is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Rock Island National Cemetery, Moline. Cremation rites have been accorded. There is no visitation. Arrangements were completed by Allen-Grennan Funeral Home, First Avenue Chapel, Sterling. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois March 3, 2003 - Monday, pg A5
JOSEPHINE (McNAUGHTON) BROWN, formerly of this city and Morrison, passed away this morning at 8 at the West Suburban hospital, Oak Park, where she had been confined during the past week. She fell in her room, fracturing her hip, and gradually weakened from the shock. For a number of years she had made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Norman G. Reitzel, 817 Washington Boulevard, Oak Park. Funeral services and burial will take place in Riverside cemetery here on Monday 12 o'clock noon. Rev. A.J. Tavenner, pastor of the Fourth Street Methodist church, of which she was a member for many years, will officiate. The pallbearers will be Frank and Mark Reitzel, Nevin Loux, Clark and Donald Stanley, Charles Frazer. Mrs. Brown was a very active worker in Fourth Street church and Sterling chapter, O.E.S. She had a large number of local friends who will regret to learn of her passing. her husband preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, Isca, wife of Norman G. Reitzel and Marjorie, wife of James McCaugherty, 3320 N. Seventeenth street, Philadelphia, Pa. Burial: Committal services for Mrs. Herbert E. Brown were held Monday noon with short services at the grave in Riverside Cemetery. Rev. A. J. Tavenner, pastor of Fourth Street Methodist Church, of which she was a member for many years, officiated. The pallbearers were Frank and Mark Reitzel, Nevin Loux, Clark and Donald Stanley and Charles Frazer. Mrs. Brown made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Norman G. Reitzel, in Oak Park. She fell in her room and suffered a fractured hip and passed away a week later at the West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park. The body was brought overland by Melvins, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Reitzel, and daughter, Mrs. James McCaugherty of Philadelphia. A number of local friends and relatives assembled at the grave to pay their final tribute to her memory. [Contributed by Georgi DiBartelo -Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois, Tuesday, 25 January, 1944
MAE (LANDIS) BROWN - The people of Rock Falls were shocked last night to hear of the death of Mrs. Mae Landis Brown at her home in Beardstown. H. C. Landis, her father, received a telegram yesterday afternoon from her husband to come at once as his wife was not expected to live; another came shortly telling that she was dead. The third one came saying to meet them at the train Friday morning [07/26/1895], as the remains would be brought via Rock Island for burial at her old home. Mrs. Brown has been ailing some weeks. When she visited Rock Falls a few weeks ago she had a spell of sickness, getting better she returned home. Taken sick again her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Brown, went down there a week ago last Monday to care for her. Last Sunday she was much better and wrote a letter home to her mother telling her of her improved health, and the sickness which caused her death must have been something very sudden. Her long sickness was a bad case of bilious fever. Probably a relapse was had. Mae Landis was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Landis. She was well known here where she was born and reared and married. She was born May 4th, 1868. Her marriage to Daniel Brown occurred in 1888 [04/20/1887] in this city where her family then resided. She leaves no children. Mae was a bright, loveable girl. All loved her who knew her and not only do her relatives grieve at her death, but all who ever met her. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Rock Falls M. E. church and has been for several years. After her marriage to Mr. Brown they lived on a farm near Nelson for a year or two, then in Chicago for nearly four years, moving to Beardstown over a year ago. The funeral will take place at the home of J. S. Brown on Dixon avenue [Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Standard, July 26, 1895, page 5, column 3.]
MARGARET (LAPHAM) BROWN - a highly esteemed resident of Whiteside County all her lifetime, passed away at 7:30 o'clock Saturday morning (21 Jun 1930) in her home, 410 Lincolnway East, Morrison. Death followed a stroke of paralysis which Mrs. Brown suffered 10 days ago. The funeral services will be held at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the family home, Rev. C. H. Becker of the First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment is to be made in Grove Hill Cemetery. Margaret Lapham was the daughter of Edward and Harriett Lapham, early residents in the vicinity of Morrison. She was born February 24, 1856. All her lifetime was spent in and around Morrison. She was married November 4, 1876, to George H. Brown who survives her as also do two sons, Dr. E. V. L. Brown of Chicago and Attorney L. H. Brown of Sterling, and one daughter, Mrs. Ivy Kinnaman residing in the home. One daughter, Louise Brown, preceded her mother in death three years ago. Mrs. Brown also leaves one sister, Mrs. E. S. Swigart of Champaign and two half sisters, Mrs. Paul Herrman of El Paso, Texas, and Mrs. Frank Crown of Harlington, Texas. Until her health did not permit her to attend, Mrs. Brown was an active worker in the Ladies' Industrial Society of the Presbyterian Church of which she was a member. She was also a member of the Morrison Chapter of the D.A.R. Mrs. Brown was a woman of very fine character with unusual mentality. She will be missed by a wide circle of friends in the county. June 23, 1930 - Monday, pg 7 Funeral Services of Mrs. G. H. Brown The funeral services of Mrs. George H. Brown were held at the family home, 410 Lincoln Way East, Morrison, Sunday afternoon at four o'clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. C. Harrison Becker of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrison. They were attended by a large number of relatives and friends from neighboring cities and more distant points as well as those of her own community where her life was spent. Floral tributes, numerous and beautiful bore testimony to the affection and sympathy of friends. Those attending the casket were Lee Powell, J. A. Anderson, P. F. Boyd, H. J. Ludens, F. A. VanOsdol and Paul Beveroth. She was laid to rest in beautiful Grove Hill Cemetery. In the obituary sketch of Saturday, the name of an only brother of Mrs. Brown, Charles H. Lapham of Dixon, was unintentionally omitted. Knights of Pythias will attend in a body. The committal will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Mr. Shirk was born at Oil City, Franklin County, Pa., June 22, 1852, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shirk. When he was but a child he was brought by his parents in a covered wagon to this vicinity, where he lived all the remaining days of his life. He received his early education in the district schools, and later on studied at Oberlin College. Fifty-three years ago, or in 1877, he married Miss Hattie Reynolds, at Spencer, O. Two children were born to the union, Charles Raymond Shirk of Aurora, and Miss Maude LaVerne Shirk of Chicago. Mrs. Shirk died in 1882. In 1885 Mr. Shirk married a second time, when he was united in marriage with Miss Matilda Matson, who with three children born to their union survive. These are Mrs. Carl Tein and Miss Ruth Shirk of Chicago, and Grover Shirk of near Morrison. He also leaves one grandson, Ellsworth Shirk, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Shafer of Chicago. In his early years, Mr. Shirk was engaged in the clothing business in Morrison. He was a long time member of the Knights of Pythias, of which order he was very proud. He was a splendid character who [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois June 21, 1930- Saturday, pg 2]
MARY (HOLBROOK) BROWN - Funeral services for the late Mrs. William E. Brown were held Monday [02/20/1933] afternoon in Coleta at 1 o'clock at the home of her son, Harry Brown, and at 1:30 at the Grove Street U. B. church. The services were conducted by Rev. S. Foltz. C. L. Hurless and Mrs. E. R. Frankfother sang appropriate selections, assisted by Mrs. B. H. Kline at the piano. The following old friends and neighbors of the deceased acted as pallbearers: M. Flynn, I. V. Reecher, F. W. Anthony, S. M. Gipe, Joe Shank [?] and Charles Mock. The floral tributes were beautiful Mrs. Brown was a lifelong resident of Genesee township and it was very interesting to hear her tell of the many happenings of interest during the early days when this vicinity was first settled. Her memory was very good and very few could give dates of early happenings as well as she. She will not only be missed in her home, but by a large number of old acquaintances. Interment was in the Lutheran cemetery two miles west of Coleta. On account of illness her daughter, Mrs. Schmitt of Aurora, and a stepson, Wm. E. Brown of Waukesha, Wis., were unable to attend the funeral. Obituary --- Mary Evelyn Holbrook Brown, daughter of Henry H. and Caroline Holbrook, was born Aug. 28, 1853, in Genesee township at the Holbrook corners, where they had made their home for the last 40 years. She spent the greater part of her life in Genesee township excepting a few years she lived in Vernon county, Wis. On June 11, 1874, she was united in marriage to Wm. E. Brown in Vernon county, Wis. To this union were born three children, Mrs. Kasper Schmitt of Aurora, W. Jess Brown of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Warren H. Brown of Coleta. Mrs. Brown died Feb. 18, 1933, at the age of 79 years, five months and 20 days. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, now 97 years of age, her three children, two step-children, Wm. E. Brown of Waukesha, Wis. And Mrs. Lyman Woods of Garwin, Ia. Also one sister, Elisa Erwin of Kelso, Wash., and two grandchildren. Mrs. Brown will be missed very much by her aged husband, relatives and many friends. [Contributed by Larry Reynolds - The Sterling Daily Gazette, February 21, 1933, page 7, column 6]
MINNIE (BADGLEY) BROWN, 77, of Tampico passed away at 6 a.m. Monday at the home following an illness of several days. She had been in poor health for several years. Arrangements for the funeral are awaiting word from a daughter, Mrs. Amie Trump of Waverly, N.Y. Mrs. Brown was born at Tampico, March 25, 1863, a daughter of John P. and Sarah Jane Glassburn Badgley. She was married to Mr. Brown Oct. 16, 1884. She had lived in Tampico all of her life and was an active member of the Methodist church, Royal Neighbors lodge, Legion auxiliary and Morning Start chapter of the Eastern Star, as long as her health permitted. Surviving besides her husband and daughter are three grandchildren, Mrs. Irene Wood, Tampico, and Mrs. Dorothy Boyle and William Trump, Waverly: four great grandchildren, Shirley, Dorothy and Marilyn Wood, Tampico and Richard Boyle, Waverly: a sister, Mrs. Ida Jacobs, De Kalb: two brothers, Dr. John Badgley, De Kalb, and Hal Badgley in the Dakotas. She was preceded in death by the following brothers and sisters, Dr. Jed Badgley, Mrs. Mary Denison, Hettie and Perry Badgley, the later two passed away in early youth. [Contributed by Georgi DiBartolo -Sterling-Rock Falls Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois, Monday, 8 July 1942]
MINNIE BELL (FRANCE) BROWN -Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Brown, 86, were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Gardner Funeral Chapel the Rev. Nelson Chasteen, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Brown died Friday at the Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo. Flowers were cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Parker and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Sandrock. Pallbearers were grandsons, Monroe Law, John Conboy, Leo Froeliger, Terry Brown, Donald Brown and William E. McKenna. Mrs. V. R. Olmstead and Mrs. Harry Eshelman sang, accompanied by V. R. Olmstead at the organ. Minnie Bell Brown was born March 13, 1873 in Tampico township, the daughter of Solomon and Margaret France, and attended the Highland school. She was married to John Brown of Hume township in Morrison in 1891. She spent her entire lifetime in the Prophetstown community. Survivors are two sons, Sherman J. Brown, Sterling; and Monroe Brown, Prophetstown; four daughters, Mrs. Flossie McKenna, Lyndon; Mrs. Gladys Froeliger, Prophetstown; Mrs. Beatrice Redshaw, Prophetstown and Mrs. Lenora Meek, Rock Falls; 32 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, who died in 1941, one son Ernest and one daughter, Mrs. Delores Conboy, two brothers and four sisters. [Contributed by Melva Taylor from The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 1, 1959 - Monday, pg 2 col. 2]
--- FUNERAL CARD: MINNIE (McBRIDE) BROWN Born 14 March 1887 Died 08 April 1965 Service from Melvin Funeral Home. Service: April 10, 1965. Clergyman Officiating: Reverend E.D. Kretsinger. Final Resting Place: Oak KNoll Memorial Park, Sterling, IL. Organist: Mrs. J.H. Linn Duet: Mr. and Mrs. Percy H. Schitchler
RAYMOND M. BROWN - The funeral services of Ray Brown, a former resident of Morrison, who died at his home in Chicago Sunday, (27 Apr 1930) were held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. A. S. McIsaacs conducted the services, which were followed by interment in the family lot in Grove Hill Cemetery. The following members of the Masonic order served as pallbearers: O. P. Baker, Vernon Dearinger, H. J. Ludens, Leo Blass, Robert Jones and A. L. Nelson. Mrs. Brown's early life was spent in Morrison where he was born in 1882, being the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Brown, who resided for many years in the residence just west of the Christian Science Church which is now the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Weeks. He had been engaged in business in Chicago for a number of years. He leaves his wife, two sons residing in Elgin, a number of other relatives and many friends. Ralph Lane of Morrison is a cousin of the deceased. Later information regarding Mr. Brown's death is that it was the result of the accidental discharge of a revolver which he had kept in the store following holdups of recent weeks in that neighborhood. The flesh wound was not considered serious, but infection brought about a fatal termination. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois April 30, 1930 - Wednesday, pg 10]
RICHARD D. BROWN - Word reached Albany, Ill friends the latter part of last week of the passing of Richard Brown on Thursday after several weeks, illness due to a complication of ailments. He was making his home with his son, Wm. Brown, in Clinton, Iowa. Mr. Brown was born in Naidstone, England, nearly 85 years ago; came to America in 1852, locating on a farm in Garden Plain, Ill. and making Albany, Ill. his trading point for a number of years. During the past 20 years he had retired from active business making his home with his son in Clinton, Iowa and daughter Mrs. J. C. Hansen of Canby, Minn. He is survived by one son and a daughter both of whom were with him during his last illness. Four grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon 12 March 1916 by Rev. Rendall pastor of the Presbyterian Church (in Garden Plain, Ill.) officiating and burial made in the family lot in the Garden Plain Cemetery. Source: JoAnne M. Short at Find-A-Grave
RICHARD J. BROWN, 71, of Erie, formerly of Prophetstown, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Gibson Funeral Home, Erie. Burial will be in Erie Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. A memorial fund has been established. Mr. Brown was born Dec. 2, 1934, in Dallas City, Ill., the son of James and Anna Licko Brown. He married Zeta Paxton on Nov. 10, 1957, in Erie. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean War. He was employed by Commercial Towel, Port Byron for 25 years, retiring in 1998. After his retirement he was employed by Cliff Warkins as a truck driver. Dick was a member of the Erie Baptist Church, the Hooppole American Legion and was active in ESDA, Prophetstown for over 30 years. He enjoyed working in his garage, watching storms, CB radio, camping and fishing. Survivors include his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Fred Davis, Dubuque, Iowa; a son, Larry Brown, Morrison; six grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Vera and Duane McGee, Geneseo. He was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Ochoa.
THELMA "MARY" (RAGSDALE) BROWN, 92, of Fulton, IL, died Tuesday, December 25, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center North in Clinton, IA. Thelma was born August 21, 1915, in Santa Paula, CA, to John L. and Ada "Muzdale" (Woodford) Ragsdale. She was educated in the California grade and high schools. In 1948 she received her Master's degree from Wheaton Bible College in Wheaton, IL. She married Wallace O. Brown on June 18, 1950 in Cornettsville, KY. He died February 22, 2004. Thelma was employed as the principal at the Open Door Children's Home in Cornettsville, KY for many years, until moving to Fulton. She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Clinton, IA, where she taught Sunday school. She enjoyed restoring old toys for children at Christmas time. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Cheryl Van Zuiden of Albert Lea, MN; five sons, Lewis Brown of Bluffton, IN, David Brown of Davenport, IA, Dwight Brown of Camanche, IA, Maurice (Debra) Brown of Fulton, IL and Rayford Caudill of Bluffton, IN; ten grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace. Source: Paula Koehler Find-A-Grave
TIM BROWN, 88, of Sterling died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at KSB Hospital. Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Allen-Grennan Funeral Home, First Avenue Chapel, Sterling, with the Rev. Les Funderberg of First Open Bible Church officiateing. Burial will conclude the services at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Sterling. Mr. Brown was born March 26, 1916, in Xenia, the son of John and Minnie (McBride) Brown. He married Mary Slagel on Sept. 12, 1952, in Sterling. She died Dec. 26, 2000. He worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire as a motor winder for 45 years. He was also a member of Rock River Christian Center in Rock Falls. Survivors include one son, Claude E. Brown of Arlington, Texas; two daughters, Charlene Brown of Germantown and Kymme Jacqua of West Des Moines, Iowa; two stepsons, Leland (Nancy) Siperly of Georgia and Larry (Jan) Patton of Ransom; . one brother, John Wesley (Dorothy) Brown of Roscoe; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and greatgreat-grandchildren; a niece, Darlane Davis; numerous other nieces and nephews; and special friends, Sue and Dick Acree of Sterling. He was preceded in death by his wife, two brothers, four sisters and a stepson.
WALLACE O. BROWN, 89, of Fulton, died Sunday at his home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednes-day at the Evangel-ical Free Church in Clinton with the Rev. Brian Pope officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Garden Plain (Ill.) Cemetery. He was born March 24, 1914, in Hartford, Mich., to James and Mabel Brooks Brown. He married Thelma Ragsdale on June 18, 1950, in Cornettsville, Ky. He was educated at the Warren, Ohio, grade school and graduated from Warren High School. He completed three years of post high school education at various colleges and universities. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the United States Army. He was a member of the Clinton Evangelical Free Church and assisted with Iwana's. He was employed with the Open Door Children's Home in Cornettsville for 14 years in various capacities including teaching for the home's school and lastly serving as the home's director. He most recently was employed with the J.T. Cullen Co., Fulton, from 1964 until his retirement. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Cheryl (Mike) Van Zuiden of Albert Lea, Minn.; five sons, Lewis Brown of Bluffton, Ind., David (Beverly) Brown of Bettendorf, Dwight Brown of Camanche, Maurice (Debbie) Brown of Fulton and Rayford (Kelly) Caudill of Silver Lake, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Clinton Herald February 24, 2004
WARREN HARRY BROWN - Funeral services for Warren Harry Brown were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Melvin Funeral Home, with Rev. Loyal Wilkinson, pastor of the First Congregational Church of Sterling, officiating. Mrs. J. H. Linn was at the organ and Gerald Pontsler sang Beyond the Sunset and Jessue Whispers Peace. Burial was in Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Clarence Lubbs, Homer Stinemeyer, Elwin Rhode, Dwight Reecher, Merlyn Buhrow and Floyd Sheehan. Flowers were cared for by Mrs. Dwight Reecher, Mrs. Elwin Rhode and Mrs. Clarence Lubbs. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 14, 1960 - Wednesday, page 6
WILLIS L. BROWN, 84, formerly of Tampico passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18 in the home of his daughter, Mrs. C.E. Trump of Waverly, N.Y., where he had gone a year ago to reside. The body is being forwarded from Waverly to Tampico, leaving there this evening. Tentative funeral plans are for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Parent funeral home, with the Rev. Hollis Wharton of the Tampico Methodist church in charge. Burial will take place in the Tampico Memorial cemetery. Mr. Brown was born February 5, 1861, on a farm southwest of Tampico. He and Minnie Badgley were married Oct. 16, 1884, making their home on a farm first and later moving into Tampico. She passed away in July, 1940. A son, Burdette J. Brown, died in May, 1935. Mrs. Trump and three grandchildren, Mrs. John H. Woods of Sterling, Mrs. Dorothy Boyle and William Trump of Waverly, N.Y. survive. [Contributed by Georgi DiBartolo - Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois, Thursday, December 20, 1945
ALBERT FRANCIS BROWNE -Local funeral rites for Albert Francis Browne Sr., who passed away Friday morning at the Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, Calif., will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Trouth Funeral Home, with burial in Riverside Cemetery. The Rev. E. J. Larson, pastor of the Sterling Evangelical United Brethren Church, will officiate at the rites. Services in California for Mr. Browne, who resided at 1037 Florence Lane, Menlow Park, Calif., were conducted Sunday at the Johnston Tinnley Funeral Home, and the body is being brought here, arriving at Midway Airport in Chicago Tuesday morning. The Trouth Funeral Home will bring the body overland to Sterling, and friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The family has established a memorial fund, with contributions going to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Browne was born Aug. 13, 1886 in Dysart, Ia., and spent his boyhood n the Pacific Coast. He received his college education in Iowa. he was married to Mabel Curtis, Dec. 24, 1910 in Des Moines, Ia., and she preceded him in death Feb. 27, 1952. He was employed in Chicago until the fall of 1919 when he came to Sterling with the Fort Dearborn Co. He opened an office as a public accountant in 1921, in which profession he continued until his death. In 1926-28 he was manager of the Eclipse Lawn Mower Co. of Prophetstown and in 1932 was appointed manager of the Sterling Federal Savings and Loan Association, and later he was executive vice president of the association. Mr. Browne was active in the Chamber of Commerce, the YMCA, and was an honorary member of Rotary; the membership being presented to him by the Menlo Park Club on behalf of the Sterling Rotary Club. While in Sterling, he was a member of the Sterling EUB Church, and later he was a member of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. He was also affiliated with Tebala Temple of Rockford, Ill., A.F. and A.M. Lodge 612 of Sterling, the Consistory and the Shrine. He was married to Ruth D. Stevens Nov. 11, 1952 and had resided in Menlo Park since November of 1954. Surviving are his wife; three children, Albert F. Browne Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. M. Loretta Hankland, Menlo Park, Calif., and Edwin C. Browne, Waldwick, N.J.; three brothers and two sisters, Bryan Browne, Almeda, Calif., Edwin Browne, Orenda, Calif., Lowell Browne, Danville, Calif.,, and Mrs. Evelyn Mann, Walnut Creek, Calif.; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. March 22: Funeral Rites: Pallbearers, all directors or officers of the Sterling Federal Savings and Loan Association, were William Sowles, Arthur Prestin, Albert Jurkens, Edward Hendricks, Earl Koster and Henry George. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois March 19, 1956 - Tuesday, page 2]
MABLE (CURTIS) BROWNE, 64, wife of Albert F. Browne, executive vice president of the Sterling Federal Savings and Loan Association, passed away in her sleep early Wednesday morning at the family residence, 505 West Twelfth Street, Sterling. Mrs. Browne had been under the care of a physician. Miss Mabel Curtis was born July 6, 1887 in Van Meter, Ia., the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Curtis. Dr. Curtis was a lifetime member of the Iowa Conference. She was married to Mr. Browne Dec. 24, 1910 in Des Moines, Ia., and they resided in Chicago until in 1920 when they moved to Sterling. Mrs. Browne was active in the various organizations of Trinity Evangelical United Brethren Church, of which she was a member. Surviving are her husband, two sons Albert F. Browne, Jr., of Phoenix, Ariz., and Edwin C. Browne of Pearl River, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. K. S. (Loretta0 Hankland of California; seven grandchildren and her aged mother, Mrs. E. W. Curtis of Des Moines, Ia., who came here Sunday to enjoy a visit at the Browne residence. Two sisters, Mrs. Wain Addington of Des Moines and Mrs. G. E. MacConon, wife of Rev. G. E. MacConon of Waverly, Ia., also survive. She was preceded in death by her father, one son and one brother. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Evangelical United Brethren Church with Rev. E. J. Larson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Trouth Funeral Home until noon Saturday, at which time the body will be taken to Trinity Church. A memorial fund is being created for the establishment of a fitting tribute to the memory of Mrs. Browne. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois February 27, 1952 - Wednesday, pg 2
MARY PAT (MILCAREK) BROWNE, 51, of Rock Falls died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004 at Sterling Pavilion Nursing Home. She was employed by Dixon State School, KSB Hospital, Sterling Pavilion, Whiteside County Health Dept. and was director of the Y.W.C.A. Sexual Assault Program. Mrs. Browne was born May 5, 1953, in Sterling, the daughter of Dr. L.J. and Caroline (McGraw) Milcarek. She was a graduate of Sauk Valley Comm. College with an associate degree in nursing. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sterling, and the Red Hat Society. Survivors include two sons, James Milcarek Browne of San Francisco and Peter Browne of Sterling; a daughter, Caroline M. Browne of Rock Falls; her mother of Woodinville, WA; four brothers, William F. of Jersey City NJ, Michael of Palatine IL, Peter (Anne) of Vancouver WA and Timothy (Irene) of Woodinville WA. She was preceded by her father and a nephew. Burial at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Paul White, celebrant officiating. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor November 27, 2004 - Saturday, pg A5]
CLARA LASIRA (LATHE) BROYLES At her home in Union, Ia., Saturday, March 30, 1901, Mrs. DAVID L. BROYLES, aged 30 Years, 8 months and 16 days. Clara Lasira Lathe, the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Benj. F. Lathe of this city was born near Lyndon, Ill., July 14, 1870. She lived with her parents except while attending the college at Fulton in 1887-88. She was married Feb.20, 1889, to David L. Broyles. They moved at once to their farm near Union, Iowa, where they lived until about a month ago. Then, having sold their farm, they moved into the town of Union. They had planned to visit California soon and expected to travel considerably. About three weeks ago she was taken ill, but was getting better, when last Thursday morning a blood clot formed which lodged in her heart. She was relieved with difficulty, but the clot was carried to the lungs, causing congestion from which she died at 2 o'clock Saturday morning. Her parents and her sister, Mrs. W. H. Bloom of Sutherland, Iowa, were with her during the last day she lived. Mrs. Broyles was a woman of loving nature and religious character, and was prominent in the social life and charitable work of the town and vicinity of Union. Besides her parents and sister, she is also survived by two brothers. Short funeral services were held at Union on Saturday and the remains were brought to Morrison, Sunday morning. The funeral was held here Tuesday afternoon from the Universalist church, Rev. Evans, assisted by Rev. J. F. Boeye of the Methodist church, officiating. Interment took place in Grove Hill cemetery. [Contributed by Linda Criswell]
ANNA JOSEPHINE WALTER BRUCE, 85, died early Friday at Morrison Community Hospital Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine's Church in Prophetstown with the Rev. C. A. Angler officiating. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Gardner Chapel in Prophetstown with the rosary being recited at 7:30 p.m. The former Anna Josephine Walter was born Aug. 9, 1889 in Braddock, Pa., the daughter of Joseph L. and Gertrude Minzenburger. She had resided in Prophetstown since 1945 and was a member of Eagle Lodge, Wa-Tan-Ye, Prophetstown Federated Woman's Club and St. Catherine's Catholic Church. She married Hugh J. Murphy in Erwin, Pa., in 1910, he preceded. She then married Frank Bruce in 1925 and he preceded. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Gertrude) Miller of Prophetstown; one grandchild; three great grandchildren; one sister, Elizabeth Downey and one brother, Joseph Walter, both of Pittsburgh, Pa. She was preceded by her parents, husbands, one grandson Robert, one sister and two brothers [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois December 13, 1974 - Friday, page 8]
EVA F. (WILLIAMS) BRUDER, age 80, of 1801 Ave. G. Sterling, IL and formerly of Tampico, IL, died today January 2, 2006 at her home. Mrs. Bruder was born January 23, 1925 in Evansville, Indiana, the daughter of Toney and Ethel (Stevens) Williams. She was united in marriage to Raymond "Pete" Bruder on September 12, 1942 in Tampico, IL. He preceded her in death on November 22, 2003. She was a homemaker and a member of the Tampico Church of Christ. She and her husband were awarded the Achievement Award from the Village of Tampico. She is survived by three sons, Ron (Connie) Bruder of Rock Falls, IL, Rick (Becky) Bruder of South Bend, IN, Randy (Dawn) Bruder of Granite City, IL, one daughter Gloria (Greg) Abbott of Spring Valley, IL, 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one sister Maybell Johnson of Sterling, IL, two brothers Vinus (Mary) Williams of Polo, IL, Ernest (Norma) Williams of Tampico, IL, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter Barbara Jo Price, and one grandson. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with the Rev. Clarke Devore, pastor of the Tampico Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling, IL. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Garland Funeral Home. A memorial has been established in her memory to the Tampico Church of Christ and Parkway Center in Sterling. [Contributed by Debbie Thormhalen from the Prophetstown Echo]
WAYNE E. BRUDER, 43, 1010 8th Ave., Rock Falls, was pronounced dead on arrival Monday afternoon (7 June 1971) at Mercy Hospital, Davenport, Iowa. Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home in Rock Falls with the Rev. Fred Anderson, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Rock Falls, officiating, with burial in Tampico Memorial Cemetery, Tampico. Friends may call on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A memorial has been establilshed in his memory. Mr. Bruder was born September 13, 1927 at Tampico, the son of Henry C. and Reta Sharp Bruder. He attended Tampico schools and served in World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He worked for several years at Lawrence Bros. and since Dec. 22, 1964 was a set up man in the moulding department at General Electric at Morrison. Wayne was a member of the United Methodist Church of Rock Falls. He is survived by his mother Reta; one sister, Mrs. Glenn (Ila) Bartlett, Costa Mesa, Calif.; three brothers, Burdette "Carl", Crawfordsville, Ind.; Bernard, Sterling, and Clyde "Hap" of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father November 11, 1962. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois June 8, 1971 - Tuesday, pg 2]
DAVID S. BRUMAGIM at his home in Morrison on Saturday, September 3, 1892, aged 70 years 10 months and 24 days. David S. Brumagin was born in Montgomery County, in the State of New York, Oct. 9, 1821. He was united in marriage with Miss Aurelia Brown on Dec. 18, 1851. Twenty-Six years ago last April they moved to this township, about one mile from Morrison, where they resided until about eight years ago, from which time their home has been in this city. For several weeks previous to his death, Mr.Brumagim's health had been very poor, but at length he seemed to improve and the dear ones who had watched at his bedside hoped that he would be spared to them for many days to come. But on last Thursday there was a change from which he rapidly declined until last Saturday evening, when, at eight o'clock his spirit passed away from earth. He had reached the age of over threescore and ten, the time allotted to man's earthly existence. The wife and mother who shared his joys and sorrows for forty-one years, and a daughter, Mrs. Melvin Fisk of Curlew, Iowa survive him. Four brothers are also living, tow of whom reside in the State of New York and two in Iowa; and two sisters, Mrs. I.V. Walker of this city, and mrs. Nellie Carr of Ames, Iowa. Mr. Brumagim has been known and highly respected as an honest, upright citizen and a kind neighbor and friend. That which he strictly and conscientiously adhered to in hi own life and hwich he admired in others was truthfulness. He led a quiet, peaceable life. He will be missed by all. The funeral was held at his late residence on Tuesday, Rev. D. Rogers officiating, assisted by Rev. J.W. Skinner. The remains were interred in Grove Hill Cemetery. [Odell Library Collection]
ELIZABETH BRUMAGIM died at her home in Ames, Iowa on Monday, Feb. 1, 1892 aged 97y 2m 24d. Born in New York State, Nov. 7, 1794. For many years she was a resident of this township, but moved to Ames Iowa in 1867 where since resided. She was the mother of the late Dr. Brumagim, Mr. D.S. Brumagin and Mrs. I.V. Walker of this city. The Whiteside Sentinel 4 Feb. 1892 Pg. 1 2nd Notice - Feb 11, 1892 gives a different birthplace - Providence, Rhode Island. When about 10 years old she, with her parents, went to Montgomery Co NY, grew to womanhood, married John Brumagim of sameplace. Ten Children - six sons and four daughters one of whom died in childhood, and two in full vigor of mature life. The father and husband died Oct. 1849 on his farm where the children were raised. Subject of this sketch removed to Madison Wisc., May 1862 and in 1863 came to Morrison IL. In sept. 1867 she moved to Ames IA where she resided until her death. She was for many years a member of Evang. Lutheran Church of Argusville, NY. Funeral took place at her home on Feb. 3 1892 Rev. R.W. Smith. Laid to rest at Ames Iowa. (8 September 1892 - Whiteside Sentinel. Mr David B. Brumagim Age 70y 10m 24d died at his home on Sept. 3, 1892).
ARDETTE IRENE BRUNK - Funeral services for Mrs. Ardette Irene Brunk were conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheelock Funeral Home, Rev. Harry E. Shiffer, pastor of the Rock Falls Christian Church, officiating. Burial was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Rock Falls. During the service two hymns, "Beyond the Sunset" and "In the Garden" were sung by Mrs. Edgar Wolfe, accompanied by Mrs. Wayne Larson, organist. Pallbearers were Everett Pratt, Everett Wescott, Harlin Massey, William King, Ward Freeman and William Maynard. In charge of the flowers were Lee Wolfe, Mrs. William Maynard, Mrs. Fred Stroup, Mrs. Everett Pratt, Mrs. Lillian Adams, Mrs. Hadsel Chapman, Mrs. Perc Williams, Mrs. K. Barnes and Mrs. William King. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 9, 1953 - Thursday, page 2]
PAUL BRUNNER - 39, well known Morrison trucker, died about 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon, thirty minutes after the truck he was driving had been struck by a west bound North Western freight train at the bluff crossing between Morrison and Fulton. A verdict of accidental death was returned by a coroner's jury at the inquest into his death held at the Reynolds funeral home at 11:30 o'clock Friday morning. Members of the train crew were witnesses at the inquest conducted by Dr. C. M. Frye of Rock Falls, county coroner. Witnesses at the inquest were Dr. R. H. Lester, who pronounced him dead upon arrival at the hospital at about 3:45 p. n.; Ed Batzen of Clinton, freight conductor; Hans O. Larsen of Clinton, engineer and Mathew Rimmer, fireman who were in the cab of the engine at the time of the crash; Lawrence Stichter, who was employed by Brunner and who arrived at the accident a minute or two after it happened; and Ralph Pease. From the testimony it was apparent that the deceased did not see the train as he repeatedly asked Stichter what had happened while they were enroute to the hospital in the ambulance. The trainmen testified that they saw Brunner driving toward the tracks at about 15 miles per hour. The members of the coroner's jury were, Willard N. Humphrey, foreman, William Snyder, John Irion, G. Walter Zerr, Dr. K. J. Martindale and H. V. Pittenger. The deceased, who owns a fleet of trucks was spreading limestone directly onto the fields, had just delivered a load and was returning to Alldritt Brother quarry, located several miles north of the railroad crossing. He apparently drove his truck up the slight incline and onto the tracks directly in front of the train, known as the "way freight," which works daily between Clinton and Nelson, and which was returning to the Clinton yards for the night. The engine struck the cab of the truck and the impact tore it into two sections. The heavy box and limestone spreader were thrown to the south and fell in a ditch about 90 feet from the crossing and one heavy pieced of wood landed in a fence over 100 feet from the crossing. The cab and balance of the truck went to the north over the east bound rails and dropped about 90 feet from the scene of the accident. Other trucker who arrived at the scene a few minutes after the crash, found Brunner lying on the cinders on the north side of the east bound rails, about 50 feet from the crossing, in a semi-conscious condition, but not badly cut up. The Fay ambulance was called from Fulton and he was rushed to the Morrison hospital, but was pronounced dead upon arrival. During the trip he recognized a fellow worker and kept repeating his name, but became silent at Unionville. It is believed that he received the fatal injuries either from the impact or when the truck passed over him as it was found about 40 feet farther down the tracks, directly in line with where he was lying. The deceased was born in Morrison on October 11, 1904, the son of Jacob and Margaret Pfeiffer Sykes Brunner, but had resided most of his life on a farm a short distance north of here. He graduated from the Morrison high school and was employed at Rock Island before he took over the operation of the fleet of limestone trucks about a year ago. He is survived only by one brother, Balthasar Brunner, with whom he made his home and one half brother, John Sykes of north of Morrison. His mother preceded him in death in 1939 and his father prior to that time. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the Reynolds funeral home with Mrs. Zada McClusky of Clinton, Christian Science Reader, officiating. Burial was made in Grove Hill cemetery. Pall bearers were, Lawrence Stichter, DuWayne Vos, Warren Pape, Ralph and Heyward Alldritt and Richard Johnson, Mrs. John Ward and Mrs. Richard Johnson had charge of the flowers. [Contributed by Marcia Sibley - The Whiteside Sentinel 12 Jun 1944 Front pg]
DOROTHY (CONLON) BRYAN, 75, of 514 Anthony St. in Morrison, died Thursday Aug. 27, 1987 at Morrison Community Hospital. Funeral prayer services were Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Grennan Funeral Home in Sterling, followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic CHurch in Sterling. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Bryan was born on May 26, 1912 in Chicago, the daughter of W.J. and Margaret Holmes Conlon. On Sept. 20, 1940 she was united in marriage to Chester Bryan in Chicago. The couple farmed for many years in the Milledgeville area. They also owned and operated the Round Grove Grocery Store. Survivors include one son, James of Morrison; three daughters, Mray Cheryl Matthews of Rock Falls, Margaret Wilkins and Sue Renkes, both of Morrison; four sisters, Jean Quinn of Park Ridge, Joan Edelman of Arlington Hts., Rosemary Zalewski of Racine Wis. and Joy Gales of Glenview; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preced by her husband and one son David. The Whiteside Sentinel 1 Sep. 1987]
JOSEPH H. BRYANT, 82, 1710 E. 1st St., Sterling, died Tuesday (July 24, 1984)evening in his home. Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. at the Allen Funeral home, Sterling, with the Rev. David L. Beebe, pastor of the First Christian Church, Rock Falls, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral home on Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. A memorial has been established to the Building Fund at the First Christian Church, Rock Falls. Joseph Bryant was born on Oct. 13, 1901 in Salem, the son of Thomas L. and Hattie A. Wilkins Bryant. On Dec. 24, 1922 he was united in marriage to Sadie L. James in Dixon. He had been employed as a machine operator at Lawrence Brothers, Sterling, for 45 1/2 years prior to his retirement. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Rock Falls. Surviving are his wife, Sadie, one son, Thomas H. Bryant, Chadwick, one daughter, Mrs. Ben (Lois) Cutler, Port Orange, Fla.; eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Mary Louise in infancy, one grandson, two brothers, one sister and one half sister. [Contributed by Melva Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 25, 1984- Wednesday pg A4]
MILO F. BRYANT, 61, of 531 W. 7th St., Rock Falls, foreman of the Rock Falls City Electrical Plant, died Friday morning of an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wheelock-Allen Funeral Home with Rev. David L. Beebe, pastor of the First Christian Church of Rock Falls, officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 7-9 p.m and Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. A memorial has been established to the First Christian Church. He was born Dec. 25, 1916 in Mystic, Iowa, the son of Charles and Malinda Bryant. He married June Van Dusen on Jan. 15, 1945. The couple resided their entire married life in Rock Falls. He was a member of the First Christian Church of which he was elder. He also served as chairman of the Church Board. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, Sterling 726; WW II veteran having served in the Pacific Theatre for nine years. Survivors include his widow; one son, Danny at home; his mother, Mrs. Malinda Bryant of Rock Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Lucille) Morris and Mrs. Eugene (Geneva) Willman, both of Rock Falls; five brothers, Rev. Thomas Bryant of Oxford, Penn., Robert of Rock Falls, Clifford of Washington, Charles of Colorado and William of Rock Falls. He was preceded in death by his father, one daughter and one sister. [Contributed by Melva L. Taylor - The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 25, 1978 - Friday, page 4
DR. C. S. BREINING (BRYNING), The Sterling Daily Standard Sterling, IL Sat, 7 Dec 1907 (Roll 97 1:1) DR. BREINING GOES TO HOME OF INCURABLES Taken to Chicago this Morning By His Son, Samuel Breining of Ottawa- Samuel Breining came here from his home in Ottawa this morning and took his father, Dr. Breining to a Chicago hospital. He will be located in a home for incurables there where he can be given the best of care. Dr. Breining, who practiced medicine in Fulton for several years, has been living in Rock Falls during the last two years. He has had more than one stroke of apoplexy and is physically disabled, though his mental powers seem unimpaired and he has been practicing medicine since he came from Fulton, wherever he has been able to attend to his calls. He has made many friends here and in Rock Falls.
--- Pioneer Doctor is Dead Dr. C.S. Bryning Who Practiced Many Years at Fulton Passes Away in Chicago--Body Taken to Fulton
Dr. S. G. Bryning of Fulton, who has been a practicing physician in Whiteside county since 1869, died last evening in Chicago and his remains were shipped to Fulton, passing through here at 10:33 this morning. Dr. Bryning was about seventy-five years of age. During his residence in this county he resided at Fulton. [Sterling Daily Standard Sterling, IL Fri, 10 Jan 1908]
--- Doctor Breining Dies in Chicago Dr. F. Breining died in a home for the aged in Chicago Wednesday evening. He has been suffering from the infirmaties [sic] of old age and the effects of a stroke of paralysis, for several years and had spent the last two months in the home where he could receive constant treatment. Dr. Breining was a highly respected man and had practiced medicine in Whiteside county for the last thirty-five years. He made his home in Fulton for several years, later coming
here and for about three years has been living at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Woodring in Rock Falls. He was a charter member of the M.W.A. in Fulton. The deceased leaves to mourn for him, one son Samuel Breining, who is baggageman on trains No. 1 and 2 between Chicago and Omaha. His wife died several years ago. The doctor had a great many friends here and in Rock Falls who will be sorry to learn that he is dead. The remains were taken to Fulton this morning on the 10:43 train for burial. Mrs. Woodring and
her daughter, Mrs. Harry Partridge, went to Fulton to attend the funeral. [Contributed by Yvonne Shultis]
ELIZABETH BRYNING - Mrs. S. L. Bryning, who has been suffering with heart disease since last February, went to her rest at 2 o'clock last night. The immediate cause of her death was dropsy. Event: Death Place and date: Wheaton, IL, Aug. 26, 1886 (Wheaton Illinoian Wheaton, IL 27 Aug 1886 p. 5, col. 3)
- Elizabeth Bryning, nee Spring, Feb. 16, wife of Samuel L. Bryning, mother of Homer J. Nichols and Minnie D. Nichols, grandmother of Mrs. Mae B. Kauffman, Mrs. Mildred J. Supple and Allan C. Nichols, sister of Mrs. L. J. Gerard and H. H. Spring. Services at late residence, 5734 W. Ohio-st., Monday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. Interment at Fulton, Ill. [Contributed by Yvonne Shultis from the Chicago Sunday Tribune Chicago, IL 18 Feb 1917, p. 15
JOHN A. BRYNING ticket agent at the Northwestern depot, and one of our best and most popular young men, accidently shot himself so severely in the left arm on Wednesday afternoon last, that it had to be amputated on Sunday evening. He had been out hunting on the cattail about four miles from town on that afternoon, in company with Mr. Merrill Buckley, and as the two were about to return home and had got as far as the bridge over the county ditch, Mr. Bryning's gun accidently discharged, the contents entering his arm just below the elbow, tearing out a portion of the flesh and rupturing the main artery. His side was also considerably lacerated. Mr. Buckley was standing so near him that he felt the shock of the discharge as it passed his head, and immediately turning saw that Mr. Bryning's coat was torn. Instantly divining that something was wrong, he asked Mr. Bryning if he was shot, and getting a reply that he was he quickly removed Mr. Bryning's coat and vest, and as he did so a great gush of blood spouted from the latter's arm. With a forethought that but very few would have under such circumstances, he at once took Mr. Bryning's suspenders and bound them tightly around the arm just above the wound, and thus stopped the flow of blood and saved his life. With considerable difficulty he then took Mr. Bryning to the carriage in which they had gone to the hunting grounds, and brought him to the residence of his father, Dr. S. G. Bryning, of this city. Dr. C. A. Griswold and Dr. S. E. Seeley were immediately called, and dressed the wounds. At first it was thought that Mr. Bryning would recover without the loss of his arm, but if finally began to mortify and amputation became necessary. This was successfully performed on Sunday evening by Drs. Griswold and Seeley, and every indication now shows that Mr. Bryning will soon recover. The hope of the whole community is that this will be the case. [Mr. Bryning died yesterday about noon.] (Whiteside Sentinel Morrison, IL Th, 14 Oct 1880 From Fulton) The funeral of John A. Bryning, on Friday forenoon of last week, was more largely attended than any held in this city since that of Mr. John Hudson who was shot by burglars in the spring of 1879. Mr. Bryning was universally esteemed. [Contributed by Yvonne Shultis from the Whiteside Sentinel Morrison, IL Th, 14 Oct 1880]
NANCY L. BRYNING, 81 yrs 2 mo 15 dys; d Springfield, Ontario, Canada, 29 Oct 1881; res of Fulton for 3 yrs and Morrison about 2 yrs; mother of Dr. S. G. Bryning, of Fulton; widow of Rev. John Bryning, pastor of Presbyterian church in Ontario for some 40 yrs. (From Fulton Journal., Contributed by Yvonne Shultis]
MRS. S.B. BRYNING, died Sunday morning, after a lingering illness, at her home here. Her funeral occurred Monday at five o'clock p.m. at her late residence, and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. C. F. Moore. She leaves her aged husband and son Samuel of Austin, Ill., to mourn her death. (The Whiteside Sentinel, Morrison, IL Th, 21 Jun 1906, FULTON, Contributed by Yvonne Shultis]
SAMUEL L. BRYNING, aged 81 years, died in this city Thursday morning. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank Kimberly, of Chicago. The remains were sent to Chicago Thursday night, under direction of Porter Loring, Mortician, for interment in that city. (San Antonio Express San Antonio, TX Fri, 21 Jun 1929)
--- Funeral services for S. L. Bryning, who passed away at San Antonio, Texas, on June 20 were held at two-o'clock on Sunday afternoon at the J. M. Fay and Son funeral parlors. The service of the Church of Christ, Scientist, was read by P. H. Dall of Clinton, first reader in the Clinton church. With Mrs. C. N. Harrison at the piano, Miss Harriet C. Bell sang the beautiful hymn, "Eye Hath Not Seen." Burial was made in the family lot in the Fulton cemetery. Mr. Bryning was born in Mt. Pleasasnt, Canada and had just passed his 80th birthday at the time of his death. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. S. G. Bryning, old residents of Fulton who passed on many years ago. Mr. Bryning lived in Fulton a number of years, receiving his education in the public schools and the Northern Illinois college. From Fulton the family went to Austin, Illinois where they lived for some time. The last eight years of his life Mr. Bryning spent in San Banita and San Antonio, Tex. The greater part of his life he was employed by the Chicago and Northwestern Co. as railway express agent. The only surviving member of his immediate family is his daughter, Mrs. F. N. Kimberley of Chicago, who was present at the funeral. He leaves one grandson in Chicago, and two grandsons in Washington, the latter the children of his son, Herbert, who passed away a few years ago. Those from out of town who were present at the funeral are the following who motored from Chicago--Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Kimberley, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Frisbie, Mrs. Lydia Stewart, Mrs. J. W. Farley, Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Cleeton, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Daniels, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kendall, Mrs. Richard Daniels, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Goldstein, Mr. and Mrs. George Cossman, and Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Tiffany. [Contributed by Yvonne Shultis from the Whiteside Sentinel? prob. Whiteside Co, IL ca. 24 Jun 1929.
The 10 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bryson died last Saturday [03/02/1901] after a short illness. The funeral was held Monday, interment being made in the local cemetery. [Weekly Gazette - March 5, 1901; From Larry Reynolds]
The son born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Bryson at the Sterling Public hospital, passed away at birth and was buried at Prophetstown today. (Contributed by Margaret Mangers - January 3, 1921 Sterling Gazette)
ANNA BRYSON, 81, passed away in her home 604 First avenue at 8:45 a.m. Saturday. She had been in failing health for some time but did not become seriously ill until a week ago. Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Trouth funeral home, with Rev. Claude E. Cummins of the First Christian church in charge. Interment will be in Bethel cemetery, Milledgeville. Friends may call at the Trouth funeral home where the body rests. Mrs. Bryson was born Oct. 20, 1859, in Indiana. She moved to Sterling Dec. 17, 1917, from Clyde township four miles northwest of Coleta. Her husband, Jesse Bryson preceded her in death Feb. 24, 1905. Ten children survive their mother; Clarence Bryson, Mrs. Ira Johnson, Mrs. Belle Barthel, Mrs. Ross Peugh, Mrs. Hazel Winke (should be Winkey) and Mrs. Fay Mott, Sterling; J.P. Bryson, Mooreheard, Minn; Mrs. Hanford Bushman, Milledgeville; Mrs. George Myers, Lanark and Mrs. Fred Harrington, Rockford. She also leaves a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ben Bryson of Millegeville, a sister Mrs. Clarissa Byerly of Verdon, Neb, 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by one son, Ben Bryson in 1937 and one grandson Glenn Braid in 1928. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the Feb 11, 1941 Sterling Gazette]
CLARENCE JACKSON BRYSON, 77, of 1107 1st Ave., Sterling, passed away at 5:30 a.m. today (July 24, 1957) in Community general Hospital where he had been a patient three days. The body rests at the Allen Funeral Home where friends may call after seven o'clock this Wednesday evening. Funeral rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home by the Rev. J F Eshbaugh of the West Jordan First Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Maple Ridge Cemetery.Clarence J Bryson, son of Jesse and Anna Bryson, was born June 24, 1880, in Clyde township, Whiteside county. He had spent his entire life in this area and for many years was a cattle buyer for the Horn and Morath Meat Co. On March 23, 1905, Mr. Bryson was united in marriage to Gerardine Johnson by the Rev. C W Marlowe of Coleta. He is survived by his widow, five sisters and one brother, Mrs. Belle Barthel of Moline, Mrs. Ross (Suzanna) Peugh of Sterling, Mrs. Myrtle Bushman of Bradenton, Fla., Mrs. Hazel Manning and Mrs. Fay (Floxie) Mott of Sterling and Pearle Bryson of Moorhead, Minn. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. Preceding Mr. Bryson in death were one brother Ben and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Johnson, Mrs. Bertha Braid and Mrs. Jessie Myers. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the July 24, 1957 Sterling Daily Gazette]
DAVID BRYSON - David Bryson, Civil War veteran who formerly lived in Hastings, died at Sioux Falls, S. D., Sunday, according to work received here today. He was 95 and was believed to be the oldest of Civil War veterans claiming Adams County as his home. He was state commander of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1927 and was active for years in the Silas Strickland post here. The body was to arrive in Hastings this afternoon, accompanied by his granddaughter, Mrs. W. A. Gil. Funeral services will take place at the First Presbyterian Church Tuesday afternoon, beginning at 2 o'clock. Burial will be at Parkview. Members of the Hastings lodge of I.O.O.F. will officiate at the grave and are asked to meet at the Odd Fellows Hall at 1:30 o'clock. Mr. Bryson was a member of the lodge. Dr. A. V. King of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate at the funeral. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - Hastings ( Neb ) Daily Tribune January 30, 1939 (David was the son of Thomas and Susannah Walker Bryson )
DENA W. (JOHNSON) BRYSON of 1009 1st Ave., Sterling, died Tuesday (7 July, 1964) morning in the Colonial Acres Rest Home at the age of 87. Dena Bryson was born in May of 1877 in Genesee township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Johnson. She was united in marriage to Clarence J. Bryson, March 23, 1905, at Coleta by the late Rev. C. W. Marlowe. She spent her entire life in this area. she was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Jordan and The Ladies Aid. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Woessner of Sterling ; one brother, Fred Johnson, of round Grove and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents; husband, Clarence Bryson, July 24, 1957; one brother Henry and one sister, Mrs. Anna Wolf. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 at the First Lutheran Church of Jordan with Rev. Howard Scharr, pastor, officiating with burial in the Maple Ridge Cemetery . Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home in Sterling after 2 p.m. Wednesday until noon on Thursday with the body will be taken to church to lie in state until the hour of services [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the 7 Jul 1964, Sterling Daily Gazette]
EARL F. BRYSON 72, of 1709 11th Ave., Sterling, died April 23, 1994, at CGH Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, with the Rev. Gary Jaeckle, pastor of Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sterling, officiating. Burial will be at Fairmont Cemetery, Polo. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A memorial has been established. Earl was born April 23, 1922, in Sterling, the son of Harry and Eleanor (Drehmer) Bryson. He served in the US Army Air Corps during World War III. He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire in the 25 inch mill. He retired in 1983 after 29 years. He was a member of the Polo VFW. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Victoria) Farrell of Oregon and Mrs. David (Kandy) Miller of Sterling; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers -- Apr 25, 1994 Daily Gazette *** Correction: In obituary of Earl F. Bryson, 4/23/94 - Survivors omitted were wife Betty of thirty six years. They were married on February 21, 1958. several nieces and nephews. Parents, two brothers & two sisters preceded him in death. (May 17, 1994 Daily Gazette)
ELEANOR (DREHMER) BRYSON, 38, of Polo, formerly of Prophetstown, died at 2 a.m. today enroute from her home to the Dixon hospital. She had been ill for some time from a complication of diseases and for the past week her condition was serious. Funeral arrangements are not completed. The deceased was born in Prophetstown in 1900, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Drehmer. She was married November 29, 1919 at Prophetstown. The family had lived in and near Polo for 12 years. Besides her husband and father, Mrs. Bryson leaves one daughter, Marjorie and three sons, Earl, Delbert and Robert, all in the home. She also has one brother, William Drehmer of Grand Detour. Her mother died seven years ago.
ETTA M. BRYSON, prominent Rock Falls physician, which occurred shortly before noon today comes as a shock to the entire community, where she was beloved by all who know her. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made, awaiting the arrival of a sister, Miss Eleanor Bryson, of Minot, N.D., who is expected this evening. The remains will probably be taken to the home in Lake Crystal, Minn., for burial. Last Sunday the doctor was taken ill and removed from her apartment in the Geyer building down town, to the A. M. Battles residence on Third avenue, where she passed away. For the past two days Dr. Bryson's condition had been very critical, her illness having developed into pleuro-pneumonia. This morning she became dangerously ill, and a trained nurse was summoned to her bedside. She was conscious until her last breath and bravely fought for her life, which ebbed away at exactly 11:50 o'clock. A sister, Miss Martha Bryson was called from her home in Lake Crystal, Minn., yesterday, and arrived this morning on an early train. The other survivors in the family are Miss Eleanor Bryson of Minot, N.D., Mrs. James Frank of North Dakota, and a brother, James Bryson of Good Thunder, Minn. The parents preceded the doctor in death a number of years ago. Dr. Bryson came to Rock Falls about 14 years ago, from her home in Lake Crystal, Min, and opened an office in the Geyer building above the Daggett drug store. Immediately she began her medical practice and soon became prominent as a physician in this community. Her lovable personality and keen sense of humor attracted many friends to the doctor, all of whom are saddened by her loss. The doctor was a woman of frail stature but always seemed to be in the best of health, never complaining and always ready to care for the sick at any time of day or night. She was treasurer of the Rock Falls chapter of Eastern Star at the time of her death, which office she had held for several years. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the December 20, 1928 Sterling Gazette
FRANKLIN PERLE BRYSON - Former Resident of Hume Meets His Death at Mason City, Iowa P. Frank Bryson received an injury in a runaway last Friday which resulted in his death Sunday morning at 3 o'clock. The secretary of the Mystic Workers of this city received a communication this morning in which the following facts were told. Mr. Bryson's team ran away with him throwing him out and breaking some of the vertebrae in the back of the neck and also causing other injuries which resulted in paralysis of the lower part of the body from the heart downward. Arrangements were made to operate upon the injured man Sunday but death came too soon. Mr. Bryson and his family were former residents of Hume township and are quite well known in this city. They removed form here to Mason City a few months ago. Mr. Bryson was a farmer in the neighborhood of thirty-five years of age. He has many fiends in this vicinity that are pained to hear of his sudden and untimely death. No word has yet been received regarding the Funeral arrangements. Mr. Bryson held an insurance policy in the Rock Falls lodge of Mystic Workers.
2nd Obit Notice: Frank Bryson, formerly of Hume who was fatally injured in a runaway near Mason City, Iowa, Friday, and died from the effects of the accident Sunday afternoon, was buried this afternoon at 1o'clock at his late home, the remains being interred in the Mason City cemetery. Mr. Bryson moved from Hume to a farm near Mason City about three months ago. Friday afternoon while working with a team the horses ran away, throwing him from the wagon resulting in breaking a vertebra of his neck,
also causing other injuries which resulted in paralyzing the body. He was about thirty-five years of age and was married. He has numerous relatives in this vicinity and was a member of the Rock Falls lodge of Mystic Workers. June 29,1903 from Cemetery records [Contributed by Margaret Mangers]
GERALDINE (JOHNSON) BRYSON, of 1009 1st Ave., Sterling, died Tuesday morning (7 July 1964) in the Colonial Acres Rest Home at the age of 87. Dena Bryson was born in May 1877 in Genesee township, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Johnson. She was united in marriage to Clarence J. Bryson, March 23, 1905, at Coleta by the late Rev. C. W. Marlowe. she spent her entire life in this area. she was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Jordan and The Ladies Aid. She was preceded by her parents; husband, Clarence Bryson, July 24, 1957; one brother, Henry and one sister, Mrs. Anna Wolf. Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 at the First Lutheran Church of Jordan with Rev. Howard Scharr, pastor, officiating with burial in the Maple Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Allen Funeral Home in Sterling after 2 p.m. Wednesday until noon on Thursday when the body will be taken to church to lie in state until the hour of services. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the July 7, 1964 Sterling Daily Gazette]
HARRY B. BRYSON, 81, of Polo, passed away this morning (01 Oct 1968). Funeral services will be held Thursday Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Benson-McNabb Funeral Home, the Rev. Len Huff of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church officiating, with burial in Fairmount Cemetery . Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday between 7 and 9 p.m. Harry Bryson was born Dec. 27, 1886, in Sterling, the son of Thomas and Laura Bryson. He married Eleanor Drehmer in 1919 in Sterling . He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Walter Brunke of Chicago, Mrs. Bernard Staelens of Thomas, Mrs. Charles Kness of Polo; two sons, Earl of Sterling and Delbert of Polo; 31 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was preceded by his wife in 1937, three sisters and three brothers. [Contributed by Margaret Bryson from the 01 Oct 1968 Sterling Evening Gazette]
HELEN E. BRYSON, 81, 703 E. Buffalo, Polo died July 12 in Polo Continental Manor Nursing Home after a long illness. Born Sept. 12, 1903 in Sterling to Samuel and Alma Schilling. Married Ben Bryson April 18, 1933 in Sterling. He preceded her in death. Member of the Milledgeville Eastern Star and the Milledgeville Grange. Survivors include a daughter, Marie Baylor, Milledgeville; son Arlyn Bryson, Polo, Leland Bryson and Donald Iler both of Milledgeville; sister Ruth Kradle, Polo; 10 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Milledgeville. A memorial has been established. July 12, 1985 written on obit - [Contributed by Margaret Mangers]
ISAAC BRYSON of Emerson, who has been ill for several years of asthma, succumbed to the disease, combined with old age, last evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. David Pittman. It will be remembered that the deceased was a brother of Mrs. George Vinson, who was burned to death a few weeks ago while saving her brother. Mr. Bryson from fierce flames with enveloped the home. Mr. Bryson was living at the Vinson home at the time, and when the fire broke out was carried from the house by Mrs. Vinson. The deceased was a man of seventy-two years had been a resident of this county. Since the death of his wife thirteen years ago, he had made his home with relatives. He was born in eastern Pennsylvania and when very young emigrated west with his parents, to this county where he has resided ever since. When a young man he was married to Miss Pittman of Emerson, and of this union four children were born, tow sons, John of this city, and Warren Bryson of western Iowa, and two daughters, Mrs. Henry Partridge of North Hume, and Mrs. Charles Dickey of Round Grove. He also leaves the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. David Pittman, of Emerson, and Mrs. Laura Fisher of Montmorency, and David and Benjamin of Iowa, Henry of Oklahoma, and Thomas Bryson of this city. The funeral service will be held in Emerson church on Sunday forenoon at 10 o'clock, and interment will be made in the Hickory Grove cemetery. Obit Dated Friday April 13, 1907 - [Contributed by Margaret Mangers]
JESSE BRYSON, who was injured in a runaway sometime ago, died at his farm four miles northwest of Coleta Friday morning after a more recent illness lasting but two days. The news of Mr. Bryson's death will be received with surprise and regret by his many friends in Whiteside county. The causes leading up to his death are almost tragic in, their character and makes the case a particularly sad one. On Monday he had business in Milledgeville and drove to that city. The roads were very rough and he had a very difficult time and as a result of his trip suffered a rupture. Tuesday this bothered him considerable and inflammation set in, so that by that night he was very ill. Prompt medical attention was secured, but in spite of all that could be done, he grew rapidly worse and passed away at ten' o'clock. Jesse Bryson was born in Whiteside county Jan. 7, 1853. He bas been a hard working farmer all his life and as a result of his labors owns a nice farm and was highly respected by all his neighbors. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and several children. The funeral services were held Sunday at the Coleta Christian church. Interment in Bethel cemetery.
JOHN BRYSON - At the age of 63 years, 3 months and 13 days John T Bryson passed away at the Clarinda (Page Co., Iowa ) hospital Tuesday evening at eight o'clock, and the funeral will be held from the residence in this city (Clarinda) Friday forenoon at ten o'clock. Deceased was born in Mancaster county, Pennsylvania, was married to Miss Margaret Annie Lane at Roxabell, Ohio, January 26, 1871, and they at once settled on a farm south west of Villisca. To them was born a son Fred, who resides at Bozeman, Montana . The wife and mother died May 2, 1896, and March 6, 1901, Mr. Bryson was married to Mrs. Alice Greenlee, who survives him and who has the sympathy of many friends in her bereavement. Deceased was one of the "boys in blue" being a member of Company A, 34th Illinois regiment and served four years. He has been a member of the M. E. Church since 1861 and was a man of good standing in the community. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - There is no date on this obit. It was given to me by Mildred McClelland of Iowa (NOTE: John Bryson son of Thomas & Susannah (Walker) Bryson was born in Lancaster Co., PA, John and Margaret were married in Whiteside Co., IL. Margaret was born in Rosabell, Ross Co., OH, John died 13 Jan 1905)
JOHN BRYSON a resident of this community until about four years ago, was found dead at Argentine, Kan., Sunday morning, according to word received here Monday by his sister, Mrs. Emma Partridge. No details of his death were contained in the telegram. Besides Mrs. Partridge, he is survived by one brother, Warren Bryson, of Davenport. His wife preceded him in death. He had lived in the vicinity of Como for many years. It is thought the body will be brought back for burial services but no definite word has been received. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the April 1, 1931 Sterling Daily Gazette
MRS. JOHN BRYSON aged 56, who had been an invalid for the last three years, passed away at 4:30 o'clock Friday at the late home in Como. Mrs. Bryson suffered a stroke of paralysis several years ago, but the direct cause of death was cancer of the stomach. Mrs. Bryson was born in Boone, Ia., and came here in infancy with her parents and had since been a resident of Whiteside county. Besides the husband, five daughters survive. They are Mrs. Samuel Fee of Prophetstown, Mrs. I C Burger of Polo, Mrs. Ray Morris of Nebraska, Mrs. James Morris of Sterling and Mrs. Otto Warner of Iowa. Definite arrangements for the funeral have not been made.
2nd Notice: The funeral of Mrs. John Bryson of Como will be held from the St. John's Lutheran church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, rev. E C Harris, the pastor, conducting the rites. Burial will be at Riverside. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers from the Sterling Gazette November 23 & 24, 1923]
LAURA LORETTA (TOMS) BRYSON, passed away this morning at 2:45 o'clock at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Janvrin of 609 First Ave. The body was removed to the Wood's funeral home. Funeral arrangements have not been announced, pending word from a daughter who resides in the west. Tentative plans are for Monday afternoon. Mrs. Bryson made her home with her daughter for a number of years. She had been enjoying very good health until a few days ago when she complained some of not feeling quite herself. Christmas Day she ate a very good dinner but later Christmas night she informed her daughter that she felt quite ill and a physician was called. She passed away early this morning. [Obit Dated Saturday Dec. 26, 1936]
2nd Obit: The body of Mrs. Thomas Bryson, who passed away early Saturday morning, will be removed to the home of her son-in-law and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Janvrin at 609 First Ave. today and Tuesday mooring will be returned to the Woods Funeral Home, from which services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. [Obit Dated Monday Dec. 28, 1936 - Contributed by Margaret (Wilson) Mangers]
MARY JANE (FITZGERALD) BRYSON - A telegram was received in Sterling yesterday for M. B. Fitzgerald, of Avenue C, announcing the death of his sister, Mrs. David Bryson, of Hastings, Nebr. Mrs. Bryson was formerly Miss Mary Fitzgerald, a well known Sterling resident. The telegram was forwarded to Mr. Fitzgerald, who was recently called to Chicago by the serious illness of his brother James Fitzgerald. Mrs. M.B. Fitzgerald is also in Chicago with her sister, Mrs. James Fitzgerald is also in Chicago with her sister, Mrs. James Fitzgerald, who is quite ill with pneumonia. Both patients remain in about the same condition as on account of their illness Mr. Fitzgerald will be unable to attend his sister's funeral.
Death Notice - Death of Mrs. Bryson – Mrs. Mary J. Bryson, aged 76, died at the home in this city at 2:45 p.m., Sunday. Deceased was the wife of Judge David Bryson. She has been an invalid for several years past. The funeral was held from the Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. George Newell with a large gathering of friends and neighbors present to manifest their sorrow and sympathy. (March 26, 1920 Adams County Democrat, Hastings, NE) [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - March, 23, 1920 Sterling Gazette (Mary Jane Fitzgerald Bryson wife of David Bryson they were married 25 Oct 1866, Morrison, Whiteside, IL)
NELLIE M. (BUSHMAN) BRYSON, 84, 216 13th St., North Moorhead, Minn., died Sunday morning, July 4, 1976 at St. Ansgar Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Grace United Methodist Church, Moorhead with the Rev. Calvin Peterson officiating. Nellie Bushman was born at Coleta on March 26, 1892 (daughter of Harlem and Lucinda (Morden) Bushman). She was married to Jess Pearle Bryson on Nov. 22, 1911 after which the couple farmed in Illinois for eight years, prior to moving to a farm south of Moorhead, Minn. in 1920. They farmed there until 1942 when they retired and moved to Moorhead. She is survived by her husband; three children, Mrs. Robert (Leveta) Scott of Borup, Minn., Harlem W. of Moorhead, Minn., and David P. of Herman, Minn.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Three brothers, one sister and her parents preceded her in death [Contributed by Margaret Mangers - Jul 8 1976 Sterling Gazette]
SOPHIA BRYSON - Sophia Seidel was born near Emerson, Illinois, September 10, 1868, and died at the Invalid's Home, Wallace Street, Sterling on Friday morning, November 23, 1923, aged 55 years, 2 months, and 13 days. She was the daughter of Fredrick and Elizabeth Seidel, the former passed away in death on June 9, 1911, at the age of 74 years, while the mother has been an invalid at the Invalid's Home Wallace Street. For several years both mother and daughter occupying the same room for a time. It is rather a remarkable coincidence that Mrs. Bryson death occurcurring, on the 11th anniversary of her marriage to John Bryson, Nov. 23, 1912. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her husband, five daughters, four brothers, two sisters and thirteen grandchildren and a large number of friends. the daughters are Mrs. Florence Burger, of Polio, Ill; Mrs. Agnes Fee, Prophetstown, Ill; Mrs. Mamie Morris, Schuyler, Nebraska; Mrs. Ada Morris who could not be reached by telegram, reported as being in Winnaipeg, Canada, and Mrs. Hazel Borner of Council Bluffs, Iowa. One daughter, Mrs. Irene Green, preceded her mother in dearth three years ago. The names of the surviving brothers are; Dick and Diller, of Sterling, and Charles and John Seidel of Boone, Iowa. The sisters are; Mrs. Ida Hutton, Chicago; and Mrs. Kate Pittman, Scrantin, Iowa. On sister died in infancy and two brothers. Kaley at age 12 years, and Dewey, October 24, 1918 at the age of thirty-three. Mrs. Bryson has lived in this vicinity with the exception of a few years in Ottumwa, Iowa, all of her life, when she united with the U.B. church. Three years ago she was the victim of a stroke of paralysis, which left her in a helpless condition, and was no doubt the cause of that incurable malady which caused her death. She suffered greatly and yet under it all she was patient. Her husband testifies that she was a true wife and the daughters declare she was a kind and loving mother. She lived a life in which there were many trials and many we now believe she had entered that Eternal Rest. [Contributed by Margaret Manger - November 28, 1923 Sterling Gazette]
THOMAS BRYSON - Our deceased brother, Thomas Bryson, who departed this life March 1, 1921, was born in Sterling, Ill. On Feb. 11, 1855. His parents came to this city from Lancaster Co., PA. On April 3, 1853. He was raised and has lived here in this vicinity all his life. A year ago the family moved here from Prophetstown. With the bereaved widow he leaves to mourn his death remaining children; Mrs. Earl Janvrin of this city, Mrs. Charles Mangers of Cedar Rapids: Harry Prophetstown; and Berton of this city. The following children proceeded in death; Katie Bryson, Eva Woodyatt and one son Edward. He leaves 11 grandchildren who will miss the loving touch of a vanished hand. Two sisters and two brothers also remain, they being Mrs. David Pittman of Emerson; Mrs. A. Fisher of Rock Falls; Henry of Oklahoma and David of Palonia, IA. Saturday March 5, 1921
2nd Obit: Dies of Pneumonia Thomas Bryson passed away on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his home at 312 E. 13th St. after two week illness with pneumonia. The funeral service will be at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Janvrin, 609 First Ave., Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. L. Anderson, Pastor of the Fourth Street Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. [Obit Dated Wednesday March 2, 1921 - Contributed by Margaret (Wilson) Mangers]
WARREN THOMAS BRYSON, 74, who was born north of Sterling and spent a number of years in that vicinity on farms, passed away at the Mercy hospital in Davenport, Saturday. Mr. Bryson had been in failing health for some time, but his condition had been critical but a brief period. Mr. Bryson was married to Catherine Durgan in Sterling in 1898. She preceded him in death in 1912. He was affiliated with the English Lutheran church in Davenport. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Joe Bull of Rock Falls; an adopted son, Lieut. Frank McClure of St. Augustine, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Partridge of Rock Falls and Mrs. Charles Dickey; a brother John and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were conducted from the Horrigan funeral home in Davenport, Iowa and interment was in a cemetery of that city. (Jan. 12, 1943 Sterling Gazette) Funeral services of Warner T. Bryson, a former resident of north of Sterling, were attended by local relatives. Among the survivors are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Joe Bull of Rock Falls; an adopted son, Lieut. Frank McClure of St. Augustine, Fla. Preceding him in death were his wife, the former Celia Annerson; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Partridge of Rock Falls and Mrs. Charles Dickey; and a brother John [Contributed by Margart Mangers from the Jan. 13, 1943 Sterling Gazette]
WINTHROP E. BRYSON - Funeral services for the late Wintrop E. Bryson, who died at the Sterling public hospital, will be held Friday from the home two miles east of Milledgeville. Dr. William Bell of Milledgeville, and Rev., Mr. Marlowe of Coleta will officiate. Burial will be in Bethel cemetery near Milledgeville. [Contributed by Margaret Mangers /Sterling Gazette Aug. 19, 1937]
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