Winnebago County, Illinois
Lafferty, Rev. James F.
REV. JAMES F. LAFFERTY, 70, died Sunday evening at KSB Hospital following a short illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday with a Requiem Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Flannen's Catholic Church, Harmon, with the Most Rev. Arthur J. O'Neill, Bishop of Rockford officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rockford. The body will be moved to St. Mary's Church in Walton, Tuesday where it will lie in state from 5-8 p.m. A wake service will be held at 8 p.m At noon Wednesday the body will be moved to St. Flannen's Catholic Church to lie in state until hour of services. A wake service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday. He was born Jan. 9, 1908, the son of John L. and Mabel Moore Lafferty. He was a graduate of St. Thomas High School in Rockford and Loras College, Dubuque, Ia. He attended North American College in Rome from 1927-1933. He was ordained into the priesthood on Dec. 8, 1932 in Rome by Cardinal Marchetti Selvitianni. He returned to Rome where he took a post graduate course at Gregorian University and received a Licentiate Degree in Canon Law in 1936. He returned to the Diocese and served as associate at St. Patrick's Church, St. Charles from 1936-1939. From 1939-1943 he served as secretary at the Chancery office in Rockford. In 1943 he became pastor of St. Mary's Church in West Brooklyn where he served until 1964. In 1964 he was appointed pastor at St. Flannen's Church in Harmon and in 1967 became pastor at St. Mary's Church in Walton. He served both parishes until his death. There are no immediate survivors. [--The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois August 14, 1978 - Monday, page 4; Contributed by Melva L. Taylor]
HARLEM PIONEER DIED TODAY--Levi Landers Passed Away at Age of Ninety-Two Years--Has Lived in County Since 1846--Levi Landers, an old and respected resident of Harlem township, died just before noon today at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. W.R. Shool, Harlem, from a complication of disease incident to old age. Mr. Landers had completed his ninety-second year last Sunday. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Mr. Landers was born April 16, 1819, in Somerset, Niagra County, N.Y. He followed farming as an occupation and in 1846 with his wife and two children came to Illinois, making the journey by way of the lakes. For three years he lived in Guilford and then moved to Shirland where he bought forty acres of timber land on which he erected a frame house. Two years later he went to Green County, Wis., but remained there only two years when he returned to Shirland. He made this his home until 1867, going at that time to his farm in Harlem township. Several years ago he retired. His wife preceded him in death ten years ago. He is survived by two daughters and one son: Mrs. William Rogers of Rockford, Mrs. Oliver Taylor, or Harlem, and R.E. Landers. [--Rockford Republic, Tuesday Evening, April 18, 1911]
Mrs. Susan Landis passed away Monday afternoon while sitting in her chair at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Perry, where she made her home. Mrs. Landis was born February 3, 1841, and was 82 years of age. Sixty-three years ago she was married to Jacob Landis and to them six children were born, four daughters and two sons. She leaves to mourn her departure the following children: Mrs. Clara Bates, Denver, Col.; Miss May Landis, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. James Perry, Polo; Samuel, of Polo, Curtain Landis, of Maquoketa, Ia., She is also survived by five brothers, Jacob Stover, Denver, Col., David and Benjamin, Stover, Brown County, Kansas, Harvey and Lewis Stover, Kansas City, Kans. Funeral service was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Evangelical church. Rev. John Divan officiating. [Source: Daily Register Gazette (Rockford, IL) Thursday, April 19, 1923]
MRS. JOHN LANE PASSES AWAY--Resident of Grove Street Died This Morning After Long Illness--Was Member of Centennial M.E. Church-Funeral Saturday Afternoon. Mrs. Elizabeth Lane, widow of John Lane, residing at 413 Grove Street, died at her home his morning at 3:40 o’clock after an illness of some duration. Death was caused by hardening of the arteries of the heart. She was born in England, and if she had lived until Dec. 2 would have been 78 years old. When she was 15 years old her parent came to America and settling at Shullsberg, Wis., where she lived for many years. She came to Rockford 27 years ago, and had been a widow for the past nine years. One son, John E. Lane, of Janesville, Wis., and a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Wetherell, living with her mother, survive her. Mrs. Lane was a member of the Centennial M.E. Church. The funeral is to be Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home. Rev. F.W. Barnum is to conduct the services. Burial will be in the West Side Cemetery [--Rockford Republic, Nov 01, 1910]
Larson, Clare Edward
Clare Edward Larson, 61, of Rockford passed away Tuesday July 2, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. Clare was everything to everybody. Clare was born on November 8, 1951 in Racine, WI., the son of Layton and Eleanor (Bernhagen) Larson. Clare married Wendey Dirksen Lizer on September 23, 1983 a the courthouse in Rockford, IL. Clare graduated from Auburn High School in 1969, he most recently was employed at Daley Design for over 25 years, where he was a subcontractor for Hamilton Sundstrand, involved in their contract with the US Navy. He applied an ablative coating on MX and Trident Missile heads, receiving numberous recognition for his accomplishments. Clare is survived by his wife, Wendey (Dirksen) Larson; daughter, Tracer Pixler; stepson, Joshua Brown and stepdaughter, Kacie Hawes; grandchildren, Tory Rebelak, Cassidie Pixler, Shaylin Madsen, Mary, Stefon and Kasoine Jones, Quynna Cannon; sisters, Ramona Emerson, Judy (Brent) Walker, Cindy Soter, Carol Kost, Laona Larson and Lorraine (Jerry) Sternadel; brothers, Michael (Pat) Thomas, Lorin Larson, Randy (Karen) Larson, and Larry (Lisa) Larson; various nephews and nieces also survive. Clare was preceded in death by his parents, son Shane and stepdaughter, Stephanie Takala; sister, Layene and brother-in-law, John Heck; brother, Wendell Larson; brother-in-laws Otto Emerson and Dave Soter. The family would like to thank Heatland Hospice for their loving care and also to our special friend Kristen. A service to celebrate Clare's life will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday July 10, 2013 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park. Visitation for Clare will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. [--Rockford Register Star, July 4, 2013]
Eleanor M. Larson, 75, of Rockford, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 1991, in Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center following a brief illness. Born May 30, 1916, in Milwaukee, Wis, daughter of Walter and Ella Geske Bernhagen. Lived 38 years in Rockford, coming here from Racine, Wis. Married Layton A. Larson in West Allis, Wis., Oct. 27, 1944; he died Nov. 29, 1981. Survivors include seven daughters, Ramona (Otto) Emerson, Sarasota, Fla., Layene (John) Heck, Rockford, Judy (Brent) Walker, Belvidere, Cindy (Dave) Soter and Carol Chastain, all Rockford, Laona Larson, Paragould, Ark., and Lorraine (Jerry) Sternadel, Leaf River; five sons, Michael (Pat) Thomas, Kansas City, Mo., Lorin Larson, Madison, Wis., Randall (Karen) Larson, San Antonio, Texas, Clare (Wendy) Larson and Larry Larson, all Rockford; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one sister, Esther Borchert, Milwaukee. Also predeceased by one son, Wendell Larson, and one grandson, Keith Dobbs. [--Rockford Register Star, Sept 7, 1991]
Gail M. Larson, 7, 7110 N. Main Road, was dead on arrival at 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, 1968, at Rockford Memorial Hospital after being struck by a car in front of her home. Born Oct. 30, 1960, in Rockford, daughter of Palmer and Margie Larson. Member of Faith Lutheran Church. Survivors include: her parents; three brothers, John Kenneth , and Carl; five sisters, Jean, Joan, Linda, Lana and Lori Sue; her maternal grandfather, Carl Larson, Wisconsin; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Larson, Wisconsin. [--Rockford Morning Star, Mar 17, 1968]
Girl's Death Accidental
Winnebago County Coroner’s Jury ruled Wednesday night that Gail Larson, 7, 7110 N. Main Road, came to her death by accidental cause on March 15. The girl was killed instantly when she was struck by a car driven by Judith A. Moore, Winnebago. She was chasing a ball into the road when she was hit. Deputy Coroner Ralph S. Combs presided over the inquest. Members of the jury were Douglas Adams, foreman, John English, Leo Heim, Hilmer Johnson, Charles Hare and Ernest Bacilek [--Rockford Morning Star, Mar 28, 1968]
Larson, Layton A.
Services for Layton A. Larson, 68, RR 6, Old River Road Court, who died Sunday night in SwedishAmerican Hospital after a sudden illness, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Redeemer Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Owen Center Cemetery. He was a salesman for the Foley's Bakery. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor; six sons, Michael M. Thomas, Kansas City, Mo.; Lorin Larson, Madison, Wis.; Wendell and Larry Larson, both of Rockford; Clare Larson, Durand; and Randell Larson, Grissom AFB, Ind.; 10 daughters, Ramona Emerson, Sarasota, Fla.; LuEllen Bateman, O'Fallon; Layene Heck, Judith Seeberg, Cynthia Richardson, Carol Chastain, Laona Schunk and Lorraine Sternadel, all of Rockford, and Lois Jung and Nona Berray, Both in Wisconsin; 30 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marge Larson, Rockford Arrangements were by Fitzerald & Son Funeral Home, 39`0 N. Rockton Ave. [Rockford Register Star, Dec 01, 1981]
Margie C. Larson, 65, 7869 Old River Road, died at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1987, in a fire behind her home. Born Sept. 19, 1922 in Ettrick, Wis., the daughter of Carl and Antionette Larson. Lived in Rockford since 1953. Married Palmer Larson in Wisconsin in 1952. Employed as a textile worker by Norton Safety Products Co. for 11 years, retiring in June 1987. Member of Grace Lutheran Church. Survivors include eight children, Mrs. Jimmy (Jean) Huffinger and Joan Larson, both of Rockford, Mrs. Russ (Linda) Olson, Orland Fla., and Mrs. Robert (Lana) Hoxie, and John, Kenneth, Carl and Lori Larson, all of Rockford; four grandchildren; her sister-in-lay, Eleanor Larson, Rockford; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Palmer, on March, 20, 1976; by a daughter, Gail Larson, in 1968; and a brother, Layton Larson. [--Rockford Register Star, Nov 12, 1987]
Larson, Marilyn Margie
Infant Found Dead in Crib; Rites Today--Marilyn Margie Larson, year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Layton Larson, R.R. 6, Old River rd., was found dead Wednesday morning in her home. Death probably was caused by pneumonia and suffocation. Coroner Collins Y. Sundberg said. An inquest may be held later this week, Sundberg said. The child had been ill for several days with a cold and probably developed pneumonia, according to the coroner. The tot was put in her crib at 11:30 p.m,. Tuesday and was found dead, face down in the crib, at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The child's mother was scheduled to leave Beloit Municipal hospital Wednesday. Surviving, besides the parents, are five sisters and four brothers and the child's grandfather, Carl Larson, LaCrosse, Wis. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Rosman-Uehling-Kinzer chapel, Beloit, with the Rev. Frank Berg officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn cemetery, Beloit. [Rockford Morning Star, Dec 03, 1953]
Palmer K. Larson, 42, 711 N. Main Road, died at 5:12 a.m. Saturday, March 20. 1976, in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Born June 18, 1923, in Naples, Wis., son of Mr. and Mrs. John (Otilda) Larson. Lived 25 years in Rockford, coming here from Wisconsin. Married to the former Margie Larson in Wisconsin May 24, 1952. Employed as a carpenter for different construction firms. Veteran of World War II serving in the Navy in the European theater. Member of Faith Lutheran Church, and of the Rockford Moose Lodge. Survivors include his widow, Margie, three sons, John, Kenneth and Carl, all at home; five daughters, Mrs. Jimmie (Jean) Hullinger, Rockford, Mrs. Mark (Joan) Tharp, Rockford, Mrs. Michael (Linda) Shedly, Rockford, Lana and Lori Larson, both at home; three grandchildren; and brother, Orvin, Eau Claire, Wis.; three sisters, Mrs. Norman (Myrtle) Lima, Eau Claire., Mrs. Milton (Laura) Lee, Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Dale (Josie) Pave, Mondovia, Wis. Another daughter, Gail, died in 1968. Services at 1 p.m. Tuesday in FITZGERALD & SON FUNERAL HOME, 391 N. Rockton Ave., with Rev. Lawrence C. Eckholm, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial in Owen Center Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday. [Rockford Register-Republic, Mar 1976]
Larson, Shane E.
Shane E. Larson, 3, Durand, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Sept 15, 1980, in SwedishAmerican Hospital, Rockford, after a sudden illness. Born Jan 6, 1977, in Monroe, Wis., son of Clare and Nancy Cotey Larson. Lived his life in Durand. Survivors include his parents, Clare and Nancy Larson, a half-sister, Trace Larson, Rockford; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Cotey, Duran; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Layton Larson, Rockford; maternal great grandfather, Claude Irick, Wausau, Wis.; and maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. E.A. Cotey, Rhindelander, Wis. Services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in MCCORKLE FUNERAL HOME, Durand, and 11 a.m. with the Rev, Al Neuman, pastor, officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where a Scripture service will be read at 8 p.m. [--Rockford Register Star, Sept 17, 1980]
Larson, Wendell K.
Wendell K. Larson, 37, 521 Roland Ave., died at 10:28 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 1987, in Saint Anthony Medical Center after a short illness from natural causes. Born Nov. 15, 1949, in Racine, Wis., son of Layton and Eleanor Burn Hagen Larson. Lived in Rockford since 1953, coming from Racine. Married the former Susan Henry in Rockford, June 18, 1972. Employed as artist/designer by Sjostrom Signs three years. Vietnam War veteran. Member Redeemer Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Susan; two sons, Adam and a Austin, at home; his mother, Mrs. Eleanor Larson; five brothers, Lorin Larson, Madison, Wis., Clare and Larry Larson, Rockford, Randy Larson, in Texas, and Michael Thomas, in Kansas; seven sisters, Ramona Emerson, in Florida, Laona Shunk, in Arkansas, Judy Walker, Belvidere, Layene Heck, Cindy Soter, Carol Chastain and Lorrain Sternadel, all Rockford; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father. Services at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Redeemer Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Robert Rub Jr., pastor, officiating. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. Arrangements by WILBUR CHRISTENSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 925 3rd Ave. Friends may call at the duneral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday one hour before service time at the church Memorial establish for the family. [--Rockford Register Star, 02-15-1987]
Lassman, Charles G.
CHARLES G. LASSMAN PROMINENT MASON DIED TODAY--Old Resident of Rockford and Member of Every Masonic Lodge in the City--Expressman for the Last Ten Years--Leaves Two Children and Widow--Funeral will be Tuesday Afternoon.
Charles G. Lassman, one of the most prominent members of the Masonic fraternity in the city, died this morning at 10:10 o'clock at his home, 130 North First Street, where he had lived for nearly thirty years. Mr. Lassman was born in Saxony, Germany, November 22, 1844, and would have been 62 years of age his next birthday. He came to Rockford previous to 1870 and was for many years an employe of the watch factory. His marriage to Miss Anna E. Schultz took place in this city Dec. 27, 1878, and two children beside the widow are left. They are Miss Edith E. Lassman and Arthur Lassman, who now reside in Chicago. Mr. Lassman has for the last ten years been in the express business, and was known as an honest, conscientious and hard working man. He was a member of every Masonic lodge in town and the funeral will be in charge of that fraternity. He also belonged to the K.P. society. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from the home at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. H.M. Bannen officiating. [--Rockford Republic, April 10, 1906]
--COLONEL T.G. LAWLER DIES AT ROCKFORD, ILL.
ROCKFORD, Ill., Feb. 3--Col. T.G. Lawler, postmaster of Rockford, and former commander-in-chief of the G.A.R., died today. Bronchial pneumonia was the cause of death, Col. Layler was commissioned postmaster of Rockford by President Hayes and had held the office every Republican administration. Col. Lawler's name appears in the roll of honor, established by General Rosencranz, of soldiers who had distinguished themselves by bravery and soldierly conduct. Col. Lawler was born in Liverpool, Eng., April 7, 1844. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon. His winding sheet will be a flag given him by citizens of Louisville in 1895, when he and General Ruckner, confederate soldier, were guests of honor at a banquet in that city. [--Duluth News-Tribune, Duluth, MN., February 4, 1908]
Miss Flora Lawson Passes Away at the Hospital--Mourned by Schoolmates and Friends--Miss Flora Lawson Dead--Miss Flora Lawson died at the hospital at an early hour yesterday morning. Her death followed an operation for appendicitis performed a few days ago. She had been ill for almost a month and an operation was decided on as offering the most chances for her life. It was done, but availed nothing. Her strength was too low, and she could not withstand the shock. She was a bright young girl of scarcely 18 years, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawson, of 1437 Third avenue. She had passed her entire life in this city. At the time of her death she was a member of the junior class of the high school and the teachers and schoolmates are filled with grief that one so young, just in the springtime of life, should be called away. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian church and of a perfect Christian character. Among her schoolmates and in her house life there was much to admire in her, and her bright cheery disposition was such as to spread sunshine wherever she went. The tributes of her teachers and fellow pupils voice the general love and admiration for her. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 at the late home in Third avenue, the Rev. W.T. Wilcox officiating. [--Rockford Morning Star, March 16, 1899]
Services will be held at 9 a.m. today at a funeral home at 113 South Winnebago street and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic church for David Leahy, 73, Owen township farmer, who died Saturday at his farm home where he had resided the last 60 years. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. Mr. Leahy was born April 28, 1866. Surviving are a brother, William and two sisters, the Misses Elizabeth and Ann Leahy, all of Owen township. [--Rockford Morning Star, June 13, 1939]
Will Leaman Dead--Will Leaman, a young man who is well known in Rockford, died in Chicago at the home of his brother-in-law, Benjamin Ship, Sunday afternoon. He had been a sufferer from Bright’s disease and this was the cause of his death. He was 27 years of age and had a large number of friends in Rockford, although he never lived in the city. He is survived by three brothers and three sister. They are Charles Leaman, of Iowa, Silas, of Belvidere, and Fred. Of this city; Frances Leaman, of Iowa. Mrs. Will Griggs, of Rockford, and Mrs. John Penwell, of Belvidere. The funeral will be held today at Irene and the interment will be in the cemetery at that place.--Rockford Morning Star, Oct 18, 1898]
DEATH OF A HISTORIC CHARACTER--The Only Man Ever a Slave on Winnebago County Soil Dies.
Lewis Lemon, the old colored man, with whom so many of our people were familiar as a peddler of "truck" on the streets of Rockford for years past, died last Monday night. Lewis had an interesting history for one so humble in life. Interesting in this, that he is the only man who ever trod the soil of Winnebago county as a slave, and who was liberated by voluntary deed of manumission by his owner. Lewis was brought into Winnebago county in 1835, by Germanicus Kent, the first white settler of the county, as a slave, he having bout him of his former master, Orrin D. Lemon, in Alabama, in 1829. On the 6th of September, 1839, Mr. Kent executed and placed in the hands of Lewis a deed of manumission. This deed was filed with the county clerk of the county, and was placed on the County Commissioner’s records at the March term, 1842. Ever since this event Lewis had remained a citizen of the county. All the persons connected with the transaction, wither as principals, witnesses or officials, are now dead, save one, Hon. S.M. Church who was at the same time clerk of the County Commissioner’s court. A number of the members of the Early Settler’s Society turned out Wednesday to the funeral of Lewis. Thus has departed a humble but historic character in the early history of Winnebago county [--Rockford Journal, Sept 08, 1877]
Lesher, Adam Alred
Adam Alred Lesher Is Claimed By Death--Adam Alfred Lesher, 941 Kilburn avenue, died at 12:30 a.m. today at a local hospital after a two-week illness. Mr. Lesher, a native of Orangeville, Ill., was born May 28, 1874 and had operated a farm for 17 years before coming to Rockford. Surviving are two children, Mrs. Ethel Bonne and Samuel, both of Rockford, a sister, Mrs. Harry Deal, of Durand, and seven grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Wilbur Christenson funeral home, with burial taking place in Duran cemetery. The Rev. Melvin Smith will officiate. [--Rockford Register-Republic, July 14, 1936]
FUNERAL OF GEORGE LETTS--THIS AFTERNOON FROM LATE HOME ON ELM STREET--The funeral of George Letts, the well-known commercial traveler who died Saturday evening was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the late residence, 609 Elm street. Dr. W.W. Painter officiated. The Odd Fellows were in charge. Interment was in the west side cemetery. Mr. Letts' death comes as a sudden shock to his friends, although he had been ill some time. He has been off the road about eight weeks, but was not taken seriously ill until about two weeks ago. He took to his bed Thursday and died Saturday night at 5:30 o'clock. Bright's diease was his affliction. He was a man of excellent physique, over six feet in height, and was in his prime, being 50 years of age. He was born May 20, 1848, in Cherry Valley township, his parents being Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Letts. They went to Ohio in 1848, returning to Ogle county to live. He was married in 1869 to Miss Belle Miller of Cherry Valley, who died a year ago. August 6, 1898, he was married to Mrs. Mary E. Desmond of Ashton, Ill. Besides the widow, his parents and one brother survive. Sherman Letts of this city is a nephew. He has traveled for the Weyburn Briggs Company for 13 years and was a member of the United Commercial Travelers. Among the relatives from out of town present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. G.N. Miller of Ashton, Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Richardson of Ashton, and the brother and parents from Mason City, Iowa. [--Rockford Republic, February 27, 1899]
DIES SUDDENLY--SUNDAY RITES FOR TEACHER--Mrs. Dorothea Lewis Dies At Home
Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothea Lewis, 42, and instructor at Washington junior school, who died Friday at her home, 438 Oakley avenue, after a short illness, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Second Congregational church. The Rev. John Gordon, pastor will officiate, and burial will be in Willwood cemetery. Friends may call between 7 and 8:30 p.m. today at the Burpee-Wood funeral hoe, 420 North Main street. Mrs. Lewis, who had been a teacher at Lincoln park school for 23 years before going to Washington junior high school in September, 1943, had taught her classes through Wednesday. She was born May 5, 1902, in the house in which she died, the daughter of Herbert H. and Mattie B. Wilcox. A graduate of Northern Illinois State Teachers college, DeKalb, she began teaching at Lincoln park school in September, 1920. On Aug. 30, 1933, she married Wendell D. Lewis, now a chief specialist in the navy, stationed at Great Lakes. She was a member of Kappa Delta Pi sorority, corresponding secretary of Delta Kappa Gamma, honorary teachers' sorority, and the Second Congregational church. Surviving, besides her husband, are her parent with whom she lived; two sister, Mrs. Ellis Bixby, and Mrs. Hazel Wetherell, both of Rockford; four brothers, Thornton, Trenton, N.J., Raymond, Racine, Wis., J. Herbert, Lizella, Ga., and Kennett Wilcox, Flint, Mich.; and eight nephews and nieces. [-- Rockford Morning Star, Saturday, Nov. 25, 1944]
Funeral service for Miss Virginia Lindquist, who died Saturday at her home on Windsor road, route two, will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Wilbur Christenson funeral home, 925 3rd avenue. The Rev. H. M. Bannen, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church will officiate, and burial will be in Arlington Memorial park. [--Rockford Morning Star, September 3, 1940]
LoBianco, Rose Marie
Mrs. Rose Marie LoBianco, 40, 577 N. Weston Ave., Elgin, died unexpectedly at 12:15 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 1963, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elgin. Born Sept. 1, 1923, in New Orleans, La., daughter of Jack and Rose Cracker. Lived 20 years in Rockford, coming here from New Orleans when she was 5. She moved to Elgin 15 years ago. Married to Vito LoBianco in Rockford July 26, 1942. Member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Elgin. Survivors include: her husband; three sons, Jack, 20; William, 9, and Scott Allen, 15 months, and two daughters, Patricia Ann, 15, and Vickie Sue, 5, all at home; her parents, Rockford; one brother, Henry J. Cracker, Rockford; and one sister, Mrs. Joseph Johnson, Rockford. Services Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. in GASPARINI OLIVERI FUNERAL HOME 707 Marchesano Drive and at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1005 Ferguson St., officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. [--Rockford Morning Star, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1963]
Herbert H. Logston, 75, 2239 S. Central Ave., died 10:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 1963, in Swedish-American Hospital after a two year illness. Born March 19, 1988, in Putnam, Mo. Lived four years in Rockford, coming here from Des Moines, Iowa. Married to the former Mary Kauzlarich in Centerville, Iowa, in 1936. Employed as a cook and baker at the Lafayette Hotel until his retirement four years ago. Veteran of World War I serving in the U.S. Army in Europe. Survivors include: a son, H. Dean Logston, Rockford; two daughters, Mrs. Beverly Sweden, and Mrs. Dixie Lee Kirby, both of Centerville, Iowa; a step-daughter, Mrs. Edna Lindgran, Chicago; a brother, William Logston, Kirksville, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Essie Prince, Des Moines, Iowa; and several grandchildren. Services at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in SUNDBERG FUNERAL HOME, 215 N. 6th St. Burial in Cedar Bluff Cemetery [--Rockford Morning Star, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1963]
MARTIN LOLLING DEAD--Martin Lolling, 4th Pioneer infantry, died in France Oct. 22 of pneumonia, according to official notice which came yesterday to his wife, Mrs. Berryl Lolling, 1050 West State street. Eager to do something in the war, Private Lolling enlisted in a motor truck company in Rockford, from which he was transferred to the infantry. He was sent to Camp Wadsworth and thence to Camp Stewart. He sailed for France Sept. 27, his last letter home being written from Newport News Sept. 22. The young soldier was born in Seward in 1892. His marriage to Miss Gardiner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Eugene Gardiner, took place Dec. 26, 1917. His father, Albert Lolling, resides on Wall street, and there are two sisters and two brothers surviving, Mrs. Albert Weinke, Preston S.D., Mrs. William Dzlesel, Rockford. Hiram and Harold of Seward. He was employed in the wholesale department of the D.S. Darrow creamery business. Mrs. Lolling is prostrated by her husband's death. He was in happy spirits when we wrote her before sailing and she was confident he would be home soon. Mrs. Lolling was formerly employed in the office of Dr. Walter B. Helm. [--Rockford Daily Register Gazette, November 26, 1918]
Long, Jennie (Minard)
MRS. JENNIE LONG DEAD--Passes Away at St. Anthony Hospital This Afternoon Mrs. Jennie Long, of 123 South Third street, died this afternoon at 1 o'clock at St. Anthony hospital. She had been ill about four weeks. She had been at the hospital since March 15. Jennie Minard was born Jan. 27, 1874, in Rockford. Her entire life had been spent in this city. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Roy Williams; a sister, Mrs. Anna Rhoades, and a brother, Lewis Minard. Her husband died several years ago. Private funeral services will be held. [--Rockford Daily Register Gazette, March 19, 1918]
Lorino, Antonia (Nina)
Mrs. Antonia (Nina) Lorino, 95, 215 Lane St. died at 1:45 Saturday, Oct. 14, 1972, in Americana Health Care Center after a long illness. Born July 27, 1877, in Italy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeroma (Anne) Giordano. Lived 52 years in Rockford, coming here from Madison, Wis. Married to the former Frank Lorino in Italy in 1899. Member of St. Anthony's Cathlic Church. Survivors include: three daughters, Mrs. Nick Nardiello and Mrs. Rudy Valentine, both of Rockford; and Mrs. Peter Bracchi, Minneapolis, Minn.; two sons, Anthony, Minneapolis, and John, Rockford; 17 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in February, 1959, and a daughter, Mrs. Steve Boneelo died Sept. 3, 1972. Services at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in GASPARINI & OLIVERI FUNERAL HOME, 707 Marchesano Drive and at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Samuel Bonikowski, pastor, officiating. Burial in Cavalry Cemetery.--Rockford Morning Star, October 17, 1972]
Love, Fred T.
Fred T. Love, 62, well known west side resident, died at his home, 420 N. Avon st., at 3 a.m. Sunday from a severe heart attack. Born in Rockford, July 13, 1868 the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Love, Mr. Love had been a life long resident of Rockford with the exception where he was employed as an engraver for the Elgin Watch Co. For the past 23 years he had been a trusted employe of the Barber-Colman Co. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of Lodge No. 166, A.F. & A.M. and also the Modern Woodman of America. He is survived by his widow and by a brother Malcolm A. Love of Rockford. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the late residence. Rev. W.H. Fulton will officiate. Members of the Masonic lodge will be in charge of the funeral services at the grave in Greenwood cemetery. [--Rockford Republic, June 2, 1930]
HOTEL MAN DEAD -SAMUEL LOVEJOY PASSES AWAY AT BELVIDERE FROM PARALYSIS -WAS WIDELY KNOWN - HE HAD KEPT PUBLIC HOUSES IN MANY TOWNS -IN POOR HEALTH FOR YEARS
Belvidere, Jan 18--Samuel Lovejoy, well known all over northern Illinois, died at his home in this city at 6 o’clock this morning. He had been in poor health for some time as the result of four strokes of paralysis during the last two years, the last of which was a few days ago. He had been in the hotel business for years in this city and several other towns. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed, but it is probable that the obsequies will be held in this city. Samuel Lovejoy was 73 years of age and had spent nearly all his life in this section. He came from a farm to this city many years ago and started in business. Later the Lovejoy house was built for him and he made it one of the best known hostelries in the state. About 10 years ago he sold out his interests in this city and moved to Back Hawk Springs., Winnebago county, where he operated a public house. Later Mr. Lovejoy move to Genoa, where he again entered the hotel business, remaining but a short time because of his poor health. A year or two ago he opened a confectionary store and restaurant in Cherry Valley, and while there suffered a severe stroke of paralysis. He removed to this city, where he spent the closing days of his active career. The decedent leaves a wife, who was Miss Clara Perry, a member of one of the most prominent families in Cherry Valley. Three grown up children also survive. Mrs. S. Bailey and Mrs. Wm. Fessler reside in this city and one son, Dwight Lovejoy, lives in Elgin. [Rockford Daily Register Gazette, Jan 18, 1900]
Lundquist, Arthur G.
Arthur G. Lunquist, 65, 1621 5th Ave., died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 1972, in Swedish-American Hospital after a short illness. Born Dec. 21, 1906, in Pullman, Ill., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lunquist. Lived 64 years in Rockford, coming here from Pullman. Married to the former Ruth Carlson in Rockford, Nov. 15, 1935. He was president and owner of Lunquist Tool & Mfg. Corp. for the past 15 years. Member of Greater Rockford Tool, Die & Precision Machining Association, Elivira Lodge of Independent Order of Vikings, and the S.M. & S.F. Society. Survivors include: his widow, Ruth; two sons, Donald G. and Stanley A. both of Rockford, and four grandchildren. Services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in FRED C. OLSON MORTUARY, 1001 2nd Ave., with Rev. Hubert N.G. Ahnquist, pastor of Alpine Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. There will be no visitation. [--Rockford Morning Star, October 17, 1972]
Lundvall, Henry L.
Henry L. Lundvall, 74, Cherry Valley, died at 6:05 Municipal sanatorium after a one-month illness. Born Nov. 7, 1882, in Rockford, son of Charles A. and Augusta Lundvall, lived most of his life in Rockford, moved two years ago in Cherry Valley. Married the former Emma C. Pepper in Rockford, Oct. 19, 1907, and she died Oct. 18, 1947. Employed by the Bliss Printing Company, Rockford. Member of Trinity Lutheran church, and for many years he was a deacon and member of the church board. Mr. Lundvall was a member of a pioneer farm family in the Rockford area. His father came here from Sweden in 1866 and for many years was in the brick manufacturing business in Rockford. Mr. Lundvall lived most of his life at 2525 Guilford rd. in Rockford. Survivors include: three daughters. Mrs. Mildred Poppenhazen in Missouri; Mrs. Evelyn Johnson and Mrs. Helen Faner, both of Peoria; one son Glenn R., Cherry Valley; a sister, Mrs. Hulda Peterson, Rockford; two brothers, Albin S., Rockford and Carl E., San Leandro, Cal., and we grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services at 9 a.m. Monday in the FRED C. OLSEN MORTUARY, 1001 2nd. ave., with Dr. O. Garfield Beckstrand, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church officiating. Burial in Scandinavian cemetery. Friends may call at the Mortuary from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday. [--Rockford Morning Star, February 2, 1957]
Luter, Max Stanton
Services for Max Stanton Luter, 6_ yr, 1725 11th St, who died Wednesday afternoon in his home after a three-month illness, will be at 10:30 today in Sundberg Funeral Home Ltd, 215 N. 6-? St, Entombment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Mr. Luter was a baker for 26 years at Rockford Bakeries, Inc. He was also cook during World War II, when he served in the Army. He was a member of Eastview Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Leah,of Rockford; two sons, Joseph Stanto Luter, Loves Park, and Edward I Luter, Houston, Texas; a daughter Pamela Thompson, Rockford; six grandchildren; two brothers, Paul of Rockford and Noel, North Little Rock, Ark; and three sisters, Dorchie Dobb and Xenia Molencupp, both of Redding, Calif, and Ovita Morgan, Tombstone, Ariz. [unknown newspaper; submitted by email@example.com]
ROCKFORD SOLDIER KILLED IN VIETNAM--Pfc. J.L. Lyles, 21, of Rockford, was killed in action last Thursday while serving with the 4th Dvision at Pleiku, Vietnam. Lyles came to Rockford from Arkansas and was employed by Mechanics Universal Join Division of Borg Warner before entering the service on Nov. 23, 1965. He took his basic training at Ft. Polk, La., and arrived in Vietnam in August, 1966. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Sally Lyles, Beech Grove, Ark.; five brothers, including, James, Rockford; three sisters, including Mrs. Sally Huskey, Rockford; and two half-sisters and two half-brothers; and his fiancee, Regina Higgs, Rockford. Arrangements are being made at Hehth Funeral Home, Paragould, Ark. [--Rockford Morning Star, February 23, 1967]
DIES IN YOUTH OF CONSUMPTION--John Lynch, a well known young man of Rockford, died at his home, 621 Cunningham street, this morning. He has been suffering for som time with consumption and has not been expected to live long, but the end was not looked for so soon. Mr. Lynch was a native of Rockford and was well liked among his large circle of acquaintences. He has lived in Rockford all of his life, being employed at the Andrews wire works. The funeral will be held at St. Mary's church to-morrow afternoon at 8:30 o'clock. [--Rockford Daily Register Gazettle, December 31, 1900]
Mrs. Marguerite E. Lynch, 85, 5725 Del Mar St., a 49-year Rockford resident died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in Riverside Manor Nursing Home after a long illness. Surviving are six daughters, LaVerne Houseshell, Bernice Brady, Mildred Anderson and Dorothy Moore, all of Rockford, Irene McPheron, Miami, Fla., and Marion Maher, Milwaukee; 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Nell Townsend, Stockton, and Mrs. Mabel Smith, Milwaukee. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug 19, in St. James Catholic Church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Stockton.--[Rockford Register Republic, August 17, 1967]
A YOUNG MAN IN ROSCOE FOUND DEAD WITH AN UNRULY BULL STANDING OVER HIM
A very distressing and fatal accident happened Thursday afternoon, in the town of Roscoe on the farm of a prominent citizen, Mr. Dudley Lyford. For the past two years a German family by the name of Brant has resided of the farm, the father and son both being employed by Mr. Lyford in carrying on his agricultural duties. Yesterday afternoon the son, who is sixteen years of age led the bull out of the barn to the watering trough, and it is thought while returning with it to the barn, the boy was gored to death. Mr. Lyford sometime afterwards found the bull standing over the boy, who was dead. Coroner Dame was notified last evening and this morning left for Roscoe to hold an inquest over the body. The bull, about six months ago, gored a man quite badly, but since that time no trouble has been had with it until yeserday. The case is a distressing one as the parents of the deceased are poor people, and were partially dependent on their son for support. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house. Rev. W.H. Haight, of the M.E. church will officiate.
Since writing the above Coroner Dame has returned from Roscoe on the noon train, where he had been to hold an inquest on the body of the boy who had been killed by a bull. From him we have learned the full particulars of the sad tragedy. The name of the unfortunate is Ferdinand Brant, a German by birth, and about seventeen years old. He was employed on a farm by Mr. Dudley Lyford. Yesterday about 1 o'clock Mr. Lyford told the boy to lead the bull but to water, a distance from the stable of about five rods. No one saw the terrible tragedy when it was done; but about twenty afterward Mr. Lyford discovered him dead and the infuriated animal standing over him, with a seeming bold defiance to any one who might molest him. Mr. Lyford gave the alarm to the boy's father, who is also in his employ, and with pitchfork and club succeeded in driving the bull off. A jury was impanneled, viewed the body, heard the evidence, and rendered a verdict in accordance with the facts. [Rockford Weekly Gazette, May 17, 1882]
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