Charles “Jake” Kness Sr. 91, of Polo passed away Monday, April 30th, with loving family by his side. Thank you God for choosing him to be our Dad and for taking him into your loving arms. Jake was born Sept. 17, 1920 the son of Edward and Ella (Schreiner) Kness. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Bryson on February 2, 1946 (she preceded him in 1977). Jake served as a Staff Sargent in the Combat Engineers and the Medical Corp during WWII in the South Pacific. He was an Honor Guard on the Battleship Missouri for the signing of the Peace Treaty with Japan. While there Jake earned the Purple Heart, Bronze, Gold and Silver Star. He was the Veterans Service Officer for the VFW Post 8455 for 60 years. Jake was on the Board of Directors for the Polo Lifeline Food Pantry and was involved with the food pantry from the beginning. Jake was employed by the Department of Conservation for 10 years, drove school bus for Polo School District for 36 years. Jake was a very social, loving and kind man. His wealth was in family and friends.
Survivors include his children Sharron (Terry) Stanley, Charlene (John) Boward, Karla (Tim) Gipe, Chuck (Tina) Kness and son-in-law Bill Smith; 13 Grandchildren; 25 Great Grandchildren; 6 Great Great Grandchildren
He is preceded in death by daughter Marge Smith, 1 Great Grandchild and several Brothers and Sister
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to Pinecrest Manor, Polo Lifeline Food Pantry and Ogle Co. Hospice
Visitation will be from 4-8 PM, Thursday, May 3rd, at Polo Family Funeral Home. A private graveside will be held at Fairmount Cemetery, Polo. Arrangements have been completed by Polo Family Funeral Home
Melvin L. Olson Jr., age 57, of Savanna, Illinois, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Law – Jones Funeral Home in Hanover, Illinois. Inurnment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Hanover. A memorial visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the funeral home prior to the memorial service.
Judith Ann Hoffmann
Judith Ann Hoffmann, age 77 of Savanna, Illinois formerly of Mount Carroll, Illinois, died on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at Kindred Hospital, Sycamore, Illinois. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5th, at the Frank- Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mount Carroll, Illinois. A memorial gathering will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Charles Vinton Gilbert
Charles Vinton Gilbert, age 94, passed away, Saturday, April 28, 2012 at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savanna. Cremation Rites have been accorded. A Graveside Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday May 5, 2012, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll, Illinois with Reverend Nancy Wilkinson of the Community United Church of Christ, Savanna officiating. Military Rites will be accorded by the Savanna V.F.W. Post#2223.