Dale E. Klein, age 69, of Savanna, Illinois, died Monday, May 10, 2010 at home with his loving family by his side. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2010 at the First Presbyterian Church, Savanna with Reverend Michael Wey officiating. Burial will take place in Savanna Township Cemetery, Savanna. A visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Law Jones Funeral Home, Savanna, and one hour prior to the service at the Church. Memorials may be made in Dale’s honor to Mercy Hospice, Clinton, Iowa or the MDS Foundation www.mdsfoundation.org as a Tribute to Dr. Aggarwal and his staff. Online condolences and tributes may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Dale was born on July 24, 1940 in Savanna, the son of William “Bill” and Mabel (Berry) Klein. He is a 1958 graduate of the Savanna High School. Dale began dating Wendy Hart in 1975. They were married on December 9, 1988. Dale and Wendy have spent thirty-five wonderful years together.
Dale spent many years working as a Meat Cutter, starting at the Savanna Locker Plant. He also worked as a Toll Taker for the Savanna-Sabula Bridge and the Fulton-Clinton Bridge. Later, Dale worked as an Inspector for the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture/Meat and Poultry Division, retiring as a Regional Administrator. Dale loved traveling with his wife, Wendy, and their dog, “Britney.” He enjoyed fishing the Mississippi River with his “best-buddy,” Terry Kane.
Dale is survived by his wife, Wendy; his son, Chris Klein of Savanna; his daughter, Stacy (Felipe) Klein Valdivia of Savanna; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Paul) Riyeff of Madison, WI, Ana Maria (Florentino) Rodriguez of Madison, WI, Jason Klein of Janesville, WI and Felipe Dale Valdivia of Savanna; one brother, Larry (Judy) Klein of Savanna; and one sister, Shirley (Martin) Stoddard of Savanna. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Donald “Peewee” and Walter “Red” Klein.
Janice L. Weber
Janice L. Weber, 59, of Lanark, passed away at her home following a courageous 10 year battle with breast cancer, surrounded by her husband and children on May 10, 2010. She was born in Savanna, IL on July 25, 1950 to Kenneth and Gloria (Handel) Bausman. She was a graduate of Mt. Carroll High School.
Janice married David L. Weber on October 27, 1968 in Mt. Carroll. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed tending to her flower garden, and spending time with friends and family. She was a member of the Friends of the Lanark Library, Mt. Carroll Library Book Club, and the Carroll County Relay for Life.
Survivors include her husband David L. Weber of Lanark, son; Matthew (Arija) Weber of Rockford, daughter; Angela (Eric) Johnson of Princeton, IL, mother; Gloria (Handel) Bausman of Mt. Carroll, siblings; Michael (Kathy) Bausman of Kewanee, IL, Kandi (Jerry) Corbett, Terry (Donna) Bausman, Pat (Diane) Bausman; Tami (George) Delp, all of Mt. Carroll, mother-in-law; Virginia (Mowry) Weber of Mt. Carroll, sister-in-laws; Karen (Lee) Butler of Freeport, Teresa (Don) Nowviock of Stockton, brother-in-law; Tom (Judy) Weber of Venice, FL, grandson; Mason Weber, fourteen nieces and nephews, and seven great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; Kenneth Bausman, Maternal grandparents Orville and Gladys Handel, and father-in-law; Lloyd Weber.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the Mt. Carroll Church of God in Mt. Carroll, IL with her childhood friend; Rev. Suellen Myers officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at the church. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, and the Friends of the Lanark Library. Arrangements are being handled by the Russell-Frank Funeral Home in Lanark.
George William St. Clair
George William St. Clair, age 73 of Savanna and Rochelle, Illinois died on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the Kindred Hospital, Sycamore, Illinois. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Savanna. Pastor Michael Wey of the First Presbyterian Church, Savanna will officiate. Burial will be held in the Savanna Township Cemetery, Savanna. A visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., prior to the service at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in George’s memory.
Rachel Kathleen Wright, age 34, originally of Savanna, Illinois and currently living in Chicago, Illinois went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 9th, 2010. A service celebrating her life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church, Savanna. Burial will take place in Spring Lake Cemetery, Savanna. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2010, and one hour prior to the service on Saturday, both at the First United Methodist Church, Savanna. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Lillian Kate Wright Marino Educational Fund.
Carl V. Norpel
Carl V. Norpel, age 85, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the Edgewater Care Center, Kerrville, Texas. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at the SS John and Catherine Catholic Church, Mt.Carroll with Father Dennis Atto as Celebrant. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll. Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at SS John and Catherine Catholic Church.
Vernon Leroy Miller
Vernon (Vern), also known as “Pete”, Leroy Miller, age 76 of Savanna, Illinois died on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. Cremation rites will be accorded. A private family celebration of Vern’s life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Genesis Hospice of Clinton, 1108 11th Avenue, Clinton, Iowa 52732 in Vern’s memory.