Benjamin Xavier Gabbard, 8 ½ month old infant son of Matthew & Elizabeth Gabbard, passed on to eternal life June 13, 2010 at 9:45 p.m. at home in his parents arms.
Benjamin was born September 23, 2009 in Bettendorf, Iowa. His life was challenging from birth as he fought a courageous battle with a neurological disorder. His life here, though short, was full of love, courage, and a bigger-than-life attitude. He was truly a special boy in the many lives he touched.
He blessed the lives of his father and mother; brothers, Alexander and Zachary; his sister, Hannah; Grandpas and Grandmas; uncles, aunts, cousins, doctors, nurses, caregivers and friends. Benjamin is preceded in death by his brother, Xavier Gabbard.
A Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, with Father Charles McGuire of St. Hughes Catholic Church, Milwaukee, WI as Celebrant. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll. Visitation will be held from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2010 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll, with a Rosary Service at 7:30 p.m.
Perry Scot Schneider, age 46, of Savanna, Illinois, died Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at the Freeport Rehab and Health Care Center, Freeport, Illinois. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at the Banquet Hall at 436 North Main Ave., Milledgeville, Illinois. Burial will follow in the Oak Knoll Cemetery, Sterling, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 9 – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, prior to the service at the Banquet Hall at 436 North Main Ave, Milledgeville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
Lydia C. Ebert
Lydia C. Ebert, age 94 of Elizabeth, Illinois, died on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home, Elizabeth, Illinois. A funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Elizabeth, with Reverend Kenneth Arndt Officiating. Burial will take place in the Elizabeth Cemetery, Elizabeth. A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Monday, June 21, 2010 at the Law-Jones Funeral Home, Elizabeth. A memorial fund has been established in Lydia’s memory.
Carl John Handel, Sr.
Carl John Handel, Sr., age 90, of Savanna, Illinois, died Thursday, June 17, 2010 at FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport, Illinois. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 22, 2010 at St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church with Reverend Philip Bigelow officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peters Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00-11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given Carl’s honor to the St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, Savanna.