Edwin Christians, age 100 of Shannon, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Liberty Village in Freeport, IL. He was born January 22, 1913; the son of the late David and Ida (Saxer) Christians. He married Margaret Kaney on February 8, 1940 in Forreston, IL; she passed away May 9, 2007.
Edwin was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Shannon and of the Carroll County Farm Bureau. He farmed most of his life and also worked for W.G. Byers and Elkay Manufacturing in Lanark. He enjoyed cars, the outdoors, mowing his lawn, and was an avid reader.
He is survived by his daughters, Marilyn (Wayne) Yelk of Bethel Heights, AR and Carolyn (Cliff) Beyer of Parkville, MO; sons, Paul (Sharon) of Forreston, IL and Leo (Bonnie) of Lanark, IL; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret; one sister; and two brothers.
The funeral service will be held Friday, December 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the Hermann Funeral Home in Shannon; Pastor Stephen Aram presiding. There will be a one hour visitation before the service beginning at 1:00 PM. Interment will take place at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport. A memorial fund has been established. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with his family at www.hermannfuneralhome.com
David L. Brinkmeier
David “Dave” L. Brinkmeier, 62, of Savanna, Illinois died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, Savanna. Burial will take place in Spring Lake Cemetery, Savanna. A visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, with a Broken Circle Service held by the Savanna Moose Lodge at 2:30 p.m. prior to the visitation at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in Dave’s memory.
Thelma Ann Fecke
Thelma Ann Fecke, 85, died December 15, 2013 at Rockford Memorial Hospital in Rockford, Illinois. A funeral service was held at Friday, December 20, 2013 at Mt. Carroll United Methodist Church. Cremation Rites were accorded immediately following the funeral service. Burial of her cremated remains was held Friday, December 20, 2013 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll. with a visitation held Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt Carroll. Memorials may be given to the Mt Carroll United Methodist Church in Thelma’s memory.
Kathryn Faye Patch
Kathryn Faye Patch, age 65, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois died after a three-year battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling, Illinois. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. A memorial gathering will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 21, 2013 prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade
Paul F. Christian
Paul F. Christian, age 54 of Mt. Carroll, Illinois formerly of Pinole, California died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at Morrison Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll.
John J. Flynn
John J. Flynn, age 58, of Hanover, Illinois died on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, December 23, 2013 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hanover, with Reverend David Vidler officiating. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. A visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover. A memorial fund has been established in John’s memory.