Rod A Herrick of Otter Creek Drive in Milledgeville passed away at home Friday morning, February 5th, surrounded by his family and many friends.
Rod was born to Ted Herrick & Melva Herrick Stolpa in Oskaloosa IA on September 21st, 1947. He graduated Milledgeville High School in 1965 and proudly served his country in the Army Military Police in Vietnam and Germany from October 1966 through September 1969. Rod married Sara Jane Kreider on October 10th, 1970 and they have one son, Pete Herrick.
Rod continued his career with Law Enforcement for over 40 years with the Milledgeville Police Department, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, and the Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office. He served 13 years as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with the Milledgeville Fire Department. Rod is a Life Member of VFW Savanna Post 2223, a Life Member of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, and a member of the Carroll County Haiti Mission Project.
He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for actions during the Tet Offensive of 1968. During his career in Law Enforcement, Rod introduced the first organized child fingerprinting protection program in Carroll County, set up the first computerized record-keeping system for a department in the county, and focused on child safety through programs throughout the community.
Rod enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, golf, and carpentry.
Rod Herrick is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Pete & Tessa Herrick of Matthews NC; his mother, Melva (Sayer Herrick) Stolpa of Pitkin LA; two sisters, Pam Willis of Pitkin LA and Patty Malone of Alexandria LA; his former wife, Sara Jane (Kreider) Herrick of Milledgeville IL; as well as a many very close friends that shared an admiration for the man that taught them patience, confidence, charity, grace, and strength.
He was preceded in death by his father Ted, step-father John Stolpa, and two brothers, Kevin Herrick and Rick Herrick.
At his request, no services or memorial will be held, just remembrance in personal thoughts. If friends are moved to do so, two memorials have been established:
Hospice of the Rock River Valley who supported, loved and comforted Rod and those around him during his final 5 days.
Carroll County Haiti Mission Project with whom Rod worked for many years, assisting in the building of a medical facility in Haiti and caring for hundreds of Haitians.
Arrangements were completed by the McDonald-Allen-Grennan Funeral Home, Milledgeville. Online condolenence may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com
Shirley A. Miller
Shirley A. Miller, age 74, of Chadwick, Illinois, died Monday, February 1, 2010 at home. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 5, 2010 at the First Brethren Church, Lanark, with Pastor E.C. Lathrop officiating. Burial will be in the Lanark Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, 2010 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Online condolences and tributes may also be given to the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Shirley was born March 9, 1935 in Sterling, Illinois, the daughter of Fay and June (Bleitz) Jarvis Paschal. She is a graduate of Milledgeville High School. On October 22, 1954, Shirley married Ivon L. Miller in Milledgeville, Illinois.
Most important in Shirley’s life was her family. She loved raising her children and enjoying the time with her grandchildren. Shirley was a member of the First Brethren Church of Lanark, the Women’s Missionary Society, taught Sunday School and served on the Church Deacon Board. Whenever possible, Shirley enjoyed cooking and entertaining for friends and family. She also loved reading and embroidery. Shirley had worked as a Teller and Bookkeeper at the Farmer’s State Bank, Chadwick, and the Mt. Carroll National Bank for twenty years. She was also active in working at her sister’s greenhouse, Milledgeville Greenhouse, for many years.
Shirley will be dearly missed by her husband, Ivon of Chadwick; two daughters, Terri Hahler of St. Louis, Missouri and Kristy (Chester) Strehlow of Forreston, Illinois; two sons, Danny (Pam) Miller of Rock Falls, Illinois and Dana (Jane) Miller of Mt. Carroll; nine grandchildren, John and Susan Hahler, Brett and Cole Strehlow, Adam, Katey and Emily Miller, and Kayla and Shane Miller; and a sister, Janice (Richard) Millhouse of Sterling, Illinois. Shirley was preceded in death by both parents and a sister, Faye Rae Eller.
Mary Evelyn Galor
Mary Evelyn Galor age 68, of Lanark, Illinois died Sunday, January 24, 2010 at FHN Hospital in Freeport, Illinois. An open house will be held in her memory at the family home, 117 E. Locust St, Lanark, Illinois on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Cremation rites have been accorded. Online condolences and tributes may be given to the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Mary was born January 27, 1941, in Sterling, Illinois, the daughter of Howard and Marion (Smith) Topp. She attended Sterling Schools. Mary was married to William “Bill” Galor on February 18, 1967 in Sterling.
Mary worked at Elkay in Lanark as a spot welder for twenty years. She also worked as a cook at the Hi-Way Café in Lanark, Mary loved being a homemaker and spending time with her grandchildren. She had a passion for flower gardening and bowling.
Mary is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband William “Bill” Galor of Lanark; one daughter, Janice Majors of Lanark; ten sons, Jerry (Sheila) Galor of Rockford, Illinois, William “Bill” (Cathey) Allen of Kingsville, Texas, Robert “Bob” (Brenda) Allen of Sterling, Illinois, Doug (Julie) Galor of Loves Park, Illinois, James (Tina) Allen of Freeport, Illinois, William Galor II of Lanark, Brian (Patty) Galor of Mt. Morris, Illinois, Christopher Galor of Polo, Illinois, John (Tina) Allen of Lanark, and Patrick (Kathy) Galor of Mt. Morris; twenty – eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; two brothers, Henry (Gala) Topp of Sterling, and Donald (Linda) Topp of Sterling; and one sister, Ada (Rich) Phillips of Golden Valley, Arizona.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Irene Nelson; and two grandsons in infancy, William David and Dustin Edward.
James “Jim” M. Faulkner
Jim Faulkner, 59, died Friday, January 29, 2010 at his home after an extended illness. He farmed for many years in Milledgeville.
Jim was born March 2, 1950 in Waukegan, the son of Charles and Matilda (Mauser) Faulkner. He served in the United States Army Reserves. He married Donna Aaron on March 17, 1973 in Gurnee. Jim was a life long farmer who enjoyed many activities, including going to auctions, tractor shows, snowmobiling, and spending time with family and friends. Jim was a graduate of Warren Township High School, a Lake County ASCS County Committeeman, Lake County Farm Bureau Board Member, Elkhorn Grove Township Board Member and Carroll Service Board Member.
Survivors include his wife, Donna of Milledgeville; two daughters, Julie (Sheldon) Ebersole of Milledgeville and Brenda (Kyle) Bothe of Polo; one son, Charlie (Kris) Faulkner of Milledgeville; and four grandchildren, Charleese and Lydia Faulkner and Nikki and Eric Ebersole; one brother Charles (Renee) Faulkner of Salem, WI and several nieces and nephews.
His parents and one niece Jennifer preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 10AM Wednesday February 3, 2010 at the Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling, with Pastor Rick Koch officiating. Burial will be immediately following at South Elkhorn Grove cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7PM Tuesday February 2, 2010 at the funeral home.
Kermit R. Reins, 74 of rural Sterling died Tuesday January 26, 2010 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born on December 24, 1935 in Sterling the son of Lester Richard and Edith Louise (Lenhart) Reins. He married Sandra L. Gary on August 4, 1957 in Sterling. She died May 5, 2008. Kermit had farmed his entire life and had also worked at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co in Sterling for 31 years before retiring. He was a member of the 1st Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and had served as a past member of the church council. Kermit served for 20 years as a trustee of the Milledgeville Fire Protection District representing Coleta and had served on the former Coleta School Board. He was a member of Farm Bureau and was a country music fan and enjoyed dancing.
Surviving are three sons, Kermit (Lori) Reins of Sterling, Kenneth (Nancy) Reins of Sterling and Kurt Reins of Milledgeville; four grandchildren, Rebecca (Mike) Staats, Robert Reins, Kendra Reins and Kinzie Reins; one great grandchild, Gavin Michael Staats; one brother, Tom (Vicki) Eakle of Morrison.
He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday January 30, 2010 at 10 AM at 1st Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan, rural Sterling with the Reverend Kathy Burkheimer officiating. Burial will follow at Peugh Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-8 PM at the McDonald-Allen-Grennan Funeral Home 505 1st Avenue in Sterling.
Memorials in his memory will be given to the 1st Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan and the Coleta Fire Department.
John R. Johnson
John R. Johnson, age 54, of the Riverview area, rural Savanna, Illinois, died Wednesday, January 27, 2010. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2010, at the First United Methodist Church in Savanna, with Rev. Larry Thomson officiating. Burial will follow in the Spring Lake Cemetery, Savanna. Visitation will be held from 2 – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, at the Law – Jones Funeral Home in Savanna. A memorial has been established in John’s name.
Doris S. Warta
Doris S. Warta of Auburn, Kentucky died January 23, 2010 at her home. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2010 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. A private graveside service will be held in the Saint Wendelin Catholic Cemetery, Shannon, Illinois. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Retinitis-Pigmentosa Foundation.
Alvina Cecelia Stotler
Alvina Cecelia Stotler, age 80, of Savanna, Illinois, died Friday, January 29, 2010 at Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community, Galena, Illinois. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 5, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church, Savanna. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services at the church. Burial will take place in Savanna Township Cemetery, Savanna at a later date. A visitation will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church Building Fund in Alvina’s memory.
Robert Leroy. “Bob” Mader
Robert Leroy. “Bob” Mader, age 86, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois died Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at home. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service is being planned in the spring. Letters and cards may be sent to his family at 103 W. State St. Apt. #4, Mt. Carroll, Illinois 61053.
James P. Doran, Sr.
James P. Doran, Sr., age 64, of LeClaire, Iowa, formerly of Savanna, Illinois died on Friday, January 29, 2010. A funeral service will be held at 12 noon, Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at the United Methodist Church, Savanna with Reverend Larry Thomson officiating. Burial will take place in Savanna Township Cemetery, Savanna. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, prior to the service at the church. A visitation will also be held from 5 – 8 p.m., Monday, February 1, 2010 at the Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society in Jim’s memory.
Thomas “Tom” David Kilpatrick
Thomas “Tom” David Kilpatrick, age 72, of Hanover, Illinois, died on January 31, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, February 4, 2010 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or to F.H.N. Hospice in Tom’s memory.
Edward R. Kraft
Edward R. Kraft, age 87, of Hanover, Illinois, died on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home in Elizabeth, Illinois. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2010 at the Hanover United Methodist Church in Hanover. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. Visitation will be held an hour prior to the service 10:00 a.m. at the church.