Cheryl Lee Lartz, 64, died Sunday, October 14, 2012 at her home. She was the owner of Breakables and Playables and The Ceramic Cellar for 27 years.
Cheryl was born December 16, 1947 in Sterling, the daughter of Franklin and LaVon (Deets) Smith. She married Ronald Lartz on May 6, 1967 in Milledgeville. Cheryl was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milledgeville.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald; two daughters, Antoinette "Toni" (Korey) Fossett, of Chadwick, and Trisha (Zachary) Renji, of Elkhorn, WI; one son, Trent (Amy) Lartz, of Shippensburg, PA; one sister, Judith "Judy" (Richard) Petersen, of Clinton, IA; two granddaughters, Allison Fossett and Brianna Lartz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter in infancy, Tanya Lartz; and two brothers, David Smith, in infancy and Gary Smith.
Services will be held at 10 AM, Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milledgeville with Pastor Rick Koch and Pastor Kathleen Burkheimer, co-officiating. Burial will be at the Bethel Cemetery, Milledgeville. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM, Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Church.
A memorial has been established for her granddaughters' college education.
“On October 13, 2012 Loyal ‘Buck’ Schreiner passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his family and loved ones. A lifelong resident of the Carroll County area, by his own accounting he had lived 85 enjoyable years. He is survived by his beloved wife, Sue Ann Walker Schreiner, and his six children and their families: Deborah (Stephen) Roush of Hebron, KY; Brian (Alma) Schreiner of Hanover, IL; Celeste (Michael) Webb of Edwardsville IL; Kevin (Judy) Schreiner of Savanna, IL; Nathan (Doris) Schreiner of Bethalto, IL; and Sonja Rodebaugh of Dixon, IL. He and Sue have 16 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He had been a long time member of the Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, American Legion, Rotary, Masonic Lodge and the Savanna Presbyterian Church. For many years Buck farmed in the Mt. Carroll area. Also, Buck retired from the US Post Office in 1988, and shortly thereafter began his second career with Sue as a successful team of real estate agents for over 20 years. He and Sue traveled extensively to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and across the USA visiting friends and serving with church mission trips. They attended the graduations and weddings of all their offspring and grandchildren. Buck truly enjoyed spending time with Sue as they were traveling and visiting with family, hunting and boating on the Mississippi River, and attending the annual Schreiner Family reunions every year for the last 20+ years. He will be laid to rest in the Adams-Daggert cemetery in Salem Township. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., on Tuesday, October 16th at Law-Jones Funeral Home in Savanna and a funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, October 17th at the First Presbyterian Church in Savanna with Reverend Michael Wey officiating. A Memorial Fund has been established. The memory of his gentle and kind spirit will be cherished by those who knew him as they rejoice in his life and his reunion with his Lord.”
Mona J. Barrette
Mona J. Barrette, age 85 of Savanna, Illinois, died on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 18, 2012 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savanna. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Cassville, Wisconsin. A visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Paralyzed Veterans of America and Disabled American Veterans in Mona’s memory. Online condolences and tributes may be shared with the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Mona was born on July 8, 1927, the daughter of Julius and Geneva (Bernhardt) Dietrich in Cassville, Wisconsin. She attended Cassville High School and graduated with the Class of 1946. Mona married Paul S. Barrette on August 13, 1947, in Cassville. They recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on August 13, 2012. After they were married, Mona and Paul started their lives together in Rockford, Illinois. They then moved to Cassville and farmed for a short time before Paul started college at Platteville State Teachers College. They subsequently moved to Savanna where her husband entered the Quality Assurance Specialist Ammunition Surveillance (QASAS) Program. The family moved to Hermiston and Umatilla, Oregon; Madison, Indiana; Geneseo, Illinois; and also lived in abroad in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Mona was a homemaker, excellent cook, loved baking, and treasured taking care of her family. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially golfing, growing flowers and herbs, hunting for seashells and collecting driftwood. Mona always looked forward to heading south for the winter with her husband to their condo in San Antonio, Texas. Mona also enjoyed bowling, reading, creating crafts, completing puzzles, attending auctions and estate sales with her husband and collecting Hummel figurines, baskets and crocks. She was a member of the Savanna Ladies of the Moose and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, where she was active in the Catholic Daughters of America. Most of all, Mona cherished spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mona will be dearly missed by her husband, Paul of Savanna; six children, Dennis (Helen) Barrette of Arizona City, Arizona; Thomas (Janice) Barrette, Barbara (Fred) High, and Debra K. Johnson of Savanna; Ronald (Teresa) Barrette of Benedict, North Dakota; and Cynthia (Steve) Jones of Franklin, Virginia; sixteen grandchildren, James (Christina) Barrette and Eugene Barrette of Tucson, Arizona; Jeffrey Barrette of Minot, North Dakota, Brent Barrette of East Troy, Wisconsin, Heath (Jennifer) Barrette of Woodstock, Illinois, Jennifer (Greg) Peters of Smithville, Missouri, Ryan (Amy) High of Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, Jeremiah (Pam) Johnson of Sparta, Wisconsin, Alisa Medley of Wichita, Kansas, Nicole (Nick) VanPelt and Christina (Chase) Latendresse of Minot, Jessica (Mathew Klug) Haas of Mitchel, South Dakota, Paul (AshLynn) Barrette of Bismarck, North Dakota, Derrick Jones and Brandon Jones of Franklin, Virginia, and Christine (Joseph) Doggett of Ridgway, Illinois and 21 great grandchildren.
Mona was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Jim Dietrich and one great granddaughter, Emma.
Carl “Jack” Wagner
Carl Wagner our loving husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa, brother friend passed away on September 23, 2012 at his home in American Fork, Utah from cancer. Carl was born October 15, 1929 to Carl Henry Wagner and Daisy Katerine Wernick in Milledgeville, Ill.
He married his sweetheart, Betsy Robinson on December 4, 1953 in american Fork, Utah. The marriage was later solemnized in the Provo Temple. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Korean War. He owned and operated his business, he could make and fix anything, loved fishing, gardening, laughing, talking about his childhood and especially loved being with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Betsy; 8 children: Carlene (Vern) Carson, Scott Wagner, Craig (Debbie) Wagner, Michael (Kenna) Wagner, SheRie (John) Rowe, Shannon (Lindsay) Oswald, Kurt Wagner and Ryan Wagner. Also, 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Two siblings, Mary (Lee) Gibbs and Monty (Nina) Wagner. He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: George Wagner and Jerry Wagner; and a sister, Judy Jackson.
Lavonne A. Holland
Lavonne A. Holland, 91, of Savanna, Illinois, formerly of Morrison, Illinois, died Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. A visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. A funeral service will be at 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Savanna. Burial will take place in Grove Hill Cemetery, Morrison, Illinois following a luncheon at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be given to Parkinson Disease Research and Education.