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Howard H. Stoecker - 951/31/1920 - 7/10/2015
Princeville – Howard H. Stoecker, 95, of Princeville, passed away surrounded by his family at 10:27 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2015, at his residence.
Howard was born January 31, 1920, in Lowden, Iowa the son of Matthew and Irma Jurgensen Stoecker. He married Martha Elaine Williams on February 24, 1940, in Clinton, IA. She preceded him in death on November 21, 2010.
Surviving are his children, Larry (Carol) Stoecker of Washington, IL, Dennis (Jane) Stoecker of Princeville, and Ronald (Debra) Stoecker of Princeville; twelve grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; one sister, Ruth (Larry) Wehmeier of Mackinaw; and a sister-in-law, Marjorie Keller. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Donna Hurt; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; five brothers; and two sisters.
Howard was the owner of Howard Stoecker excavating for many years, but his real passion was farming. He was a member of the Princeville Masonic Lodge #360 A.F. & A.M, and the International Union of Operating Engineers local #649. Howard also was a former member of the Princeville Village Board and served as Princeville Township road commissioner. He was a 62 year member of the Princeville United Methodist Church.
We appreciate and thank Methodist Hospice and his caregivers for their loving care of our father.
A masonic service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville and a memorial service will be immediately following. Rev. Ken Dees will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Princeville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Akron-Princeville Ambulance or Unity Point Hospice. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.
Stephen Jeffrey Ham - 594/26/1956 - 7/7/2015
Peoria – Stephen Jeffrey “Jeff” Ham, 59, of Peoria, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Stephen was born April 26, 1956, in Peoria, the son of Dale L. and Margaret P. Abrams Ham. He married Cheryl Quell on September 4, 1982, in Clarksville, TN. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Stephen J. Ham, Jr. of Chicago, and John S. Ray of Pekin; one daughter, Lea Ray of Peoria; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Robert (Yvonne) Ham of Elmwood, and Michael (Cristene) Ham of Secor. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale L. Ham.
Stephen was a United States Army Veteran. He worked at Walmart in Peoria.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2015, at Toulon Cemetery. Pastor Melinda Stephenson will officiate.
Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.haskellhott.com.
Alma R. Smith - 776/18/1938 - 7/7/2015
Toulon – Alma R. Smith, 77, of Toulon, passed away at 10:12 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Alma was born June 18, 1938, in Galesburg, the daughter of Merwin “Cully” and Doris Gibbs Woolsey. She married Herb Smith on February 21, 1958, in Dahinda, IL. He preceded her in death on February 21, 2003.
Surviving are her children, Sharon Smith of Kewanee, Lisa (John) Woolsey of Galesburg, and Lori (Joseph) Murphy of Centralia; 4 granddaughters, Liza (Bob) Bade of Monroe, WI, Kristin (Justin) Fones of Galesburg, Jenna Dallas of Galesburg, and Kaitlin Murphy of Centralia; 4 great-grandchildren, Kaelyn, Keegan, Javion, and Justice; a brother, Nick (Janet) Woolsey of Brownsville, TX.; a sister, Sue (Bob) Anderson of Brownsville, TX; and a brother-in-law, Charles (Norma) Smith of Chillicothe. She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Ashley Dallas; and step-mother, Wilma Woolsey.
Alma worked as Deputy Circuit Clerk of Stark County for twenty plus years. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and word search.
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon. Rev. Sidney Davis will officiate. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service. Burial will be in West Jersey Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Toulon United Methodist Church.
Condolences may be left to the family at www.haskellhott.com.
Nathan L. Stoller - 926/27/1923 - 7/6/2015
Bradford – Nathan Lavern Stoller, 92, of Bradford, passed away peacefully at 12:40 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015, at his residence, surrounded by his family.
Nathan was born June 27, 1923, in Paulding, Ohio, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth Streitmatter Stoller. He married Martha Menold on June 26, 1949, in Princeville. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Vicki (Charles) Leuthold of Ellsworth, MN, and Teresa (Brad) Gudeman of Neponset; one son, Nathan R. (Sherrill) Stoller of Sheffield; 15 grandchildren, Brian Leuthold, Bradley (Michelle) Leuthold, Jeffrey (Amber) Leuthold, Cari (Kevin) Knapp, Catherine (Dustin) Lefdal, Janice (Lance) Bullerman, Brandon (Sarah) Gudeman, Lucas (Diana) Gudeman, Tonya (Tyler) Joos, Miranda Gudeman, Shannon (Brianna) Gudeman, Joanna (Chad) Joos, Loren (Lena) Stoller, Allaina (Daniel) Ehnle, and Allisa Stoller; 33 great-grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Stoller of Speer; two sisters, Lucille “Lutz” Endress of Peoria, and Geralene “Pat” (Edwin) Ringger of Gridley; and two sisters-in-laws, Clara Stoller-Huber of Eureka, and Bernice Stoller of Princeville. His parents; five brothers, Earl, Richard, Floren, Lowell, and Vernon Stoller; and two sisters, Beulah Mae Stoller and Violet Elsasser preceded him in death.
Nathan lived his life serving his Lord and others, and spending time with his family. He farmed in the Sparland and Sheffield areas during his lifetime.
He was a member and a retired minister of the Apostolic Christian Church, Bradford, where a funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015. Ministers of the church will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Further visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Thursday at the church. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Princeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian Skylines, Inc., 7023 NE Skyline Dr., Peoria, IL, 61614, or UnityPoint Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.haskellhott.com.
Florence "Betty" Clark - 7810/16/1936 - 6/28/2015
Princeville – Florence “Betty” Clark, 78, of Princeville, passed away at 11:18 a.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
Betty was born October 16, 1936, in Princeville, the daughter of Lester L. and Katherine I. McGarvey Larson. She married Loren P. Clark on November 21, 1954, in Princeville. He preceded her in death on March 26, 2007.
Surviving are her children, Cindy (Ken) Martin of El Paso, IL, and Daniel (and life-partner, David Solem) Clark of Santa Fe, NM; three grandchildren, Ty (Heidi) Martin of Richland Center, WI, Jennifer (Jason) Martin-Cutler of Malta, IL, and Lauren Martin of Seattle, WA; four great-grandchildren, Rei, Shai, and Toren Martin, and Clark Cutler; and two sisters, Judy (David) Sutherland of Princeville, and Laura (James) Brian of Gold Canyon, AZ. Her parents and one sister, Phyllis Larson Hasselbacher preceded her in death.
Betty enjoyed her career working and was an avid bridge player. She loved to bake and cook. She also loved to spend time with family and friends.
Betty was a member of the Princeville United Methodist Church, where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Rev. Ken Dees will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Cremation will be accorded following the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to her church or Akron/Princeville Ambulance Service.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.
Daniel Ray Potter - 3812/1/1976 - 6/28/2015
Princeville – Daniel Ray Potter, 38, of Princeville, passed away at 2:52 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015, in rural Princeville.
Danny was born December 1, 1976, in Peoria, the son of Terry and Mary DeBourge Potter. He married Catherine Stephenson on December 31, 2014, in Speer. She survives.
Also surviving is his mother, Mary (Tim) Prayne of Speer; father, Terry (Maria) Potter of Alta; step-daughters, Erika Woods of Broken Bow, NE, and Lexi Frazelle of Princeville; brother, Roger D. Potter of Monica; sister, Lisa Hansard of Princeville; niece, Haley Nicole Potter; nephew, Chase J. Dietz; grandmothers, Lorna Lawrence of East Peoria, and Linda Potter of Knoxville; step-grandmother, Sandy Stichling of Monica; and several uncles, aunts, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul DeBourge and Ralph and Diane Potter; and his step-father, Bret Stichling.
Danny graduated from Dunlap High School and worked for Micro Surfacing Contractors LLC in Spring Bay. He loved fishing; wrestling; motorcycles, especially Harley’s. Danny loved his family and adored his niece and nephew. He always said that family was the most important thing to him.
Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Rev. David Conover will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monica United Methodist Church or Akron/Princeville Ambulance Service.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.haskellhott.com.
Robert K. "Bob" Edwards - 6710/8/1947 - 6/17/2015
Toulon – Robert K. “Bob” Edwards, 67, of Toulon, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Toulon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.
Bob was born October 8, 1947, in Kewanee, the son of David K. and Pansy M. (Riley) Edwards.
Surviving are two sisters, Rebecca (Willard) Heaton of rural Lafayette, and Sandra Sue (Dan) Hardman of Wyoming; six nephews; and one niece. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Evelyn; one brother, John; and a nephew, Roger Blair.
Bob attended First Baptist Church in Toulon.
Cremation has been accorded. A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2015, at Toulon Cemetery. Rev. Al Harmon will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.haskellhott.com.
George E. Boyer - 10012/6/1914 - 6/13/2015
Elmwood – George E. Boyer, 100 years old, of Elmwood, passed away at 10:21 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Graham Hospital in Canton, Ill.
George was born December 6, 1914, on the family farm in Edwards, the son of Harry A. and Caroline Sleeth Boyer. He married Dorothy Metz on May 4, 1943 in Elmwood. She preceded him in death on May 23, 2003.
George is survived by his daughter, Ruth (Malcolm) Bollinger of Elmwood; two grandsons, Richard “Rick” Boyer, and George (Jessica) Boyer; three step-grandchildren, Curt (Julie) Bollinger, Verleen (Greg) Callister, and Matt (Jessica) Lewis; nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; and one brother, Robert (Vera) Boyer of Yates City. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, George R. “Dick” Boyer; four brothers, and four sisters.
George attended Peoria Central High School for three years and graduated from Elmwood High school in 1932. After graduating from high school, George enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during WWII. He was deployed to Liverpool, England and stayed overseas for 18 months. Upon his return from the service, he worked several jobs until becoming co-owner of B & B Builders Supply located in Trivoli. George and his brother built several homes around the Trivoli area. He loved working with his hands to create special pieces out of wood. As his family would say, "George could build or repair anything out of wood".
He was a member of the Elmwood VFW Post #4724, where he recently received his 65 year member pin, Elmwood American Legion Post #638, and the Elmwood United Methodist Church.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at the Elmwood United Methodist Church. Rev. Brad Watkins will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Elmwood United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Elmwood United Methodist Church or the Elmwood Fire Department. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com
Edith E. Eaton - 915/18/1924 - 6/8/2015
Wyoming – Edith E. Eaton, 91, of Wyoming, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Monday, June 8, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Edith was born in Peoria on May 18, 1924, to Bert and Iva Martha (Hamilton) Eubank. She married Charles Young on Dec. 24, 1940. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1953. She married her second husband, Lawrence Eaton on July 10, 1959. He also preceded her in death, along with her son, Robert Young and a step-daughter, Sharon Hoyt.
Edith is survived by her two daughters, Martha (Dean) Kitterman of Wyoming, and Charlotte (Thomas) Copple of Bucklin, MO; one son, Raymond (Georgie) Young of Coronado, CA; one stepson, Gilbert “Skip” Eaton of Florida; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild, and five step-grandchildren.
Edith was a dedicated employee, holding several jobs over her long life; she was a former apple picker at Tanner’s Orchard, worked at Kroger, and retired from the factory at LR Nelson. She was also an avid reader, enjoyed knitting, loved baking cookies and was known for the immaculate way she kept her home. She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed.
Edith was a faithful and devoted member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wyoming, where she was a former Deacon and served in many volunteer capacities over the years. Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service will be held at her church on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Matthew Noffke will officiate. Burial of her ashes will be immediately following the service in Wyoming Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.
Robert Scott Fabry - 6512/4/1949 - 6/3/2015
Toulon – Robert Scott Fabry, 65, of Toulon passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at his residence.
Scott was born on December 4, 1949, in Peoria, IL, the son of Robert E. and Phyllis Hunt Fabry.
Surviving is his mother, Phyllis Fabry of Wyoming; and his siblings, Shelly J. (Roger) King of Wyoming, D. Skip Fabry of Wyoming, Lei Anne Fabry of Galva, Rebecca E. Fabry of Nashville, TN., Daniel J. (Tracy) Fabry of South Carolina, and Sarah L. Fabry of Morton. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Fabry.
Scott enjoyed music where he was the lead singer in many plays at Corn Stock Theatre in Peoria. He also enjoyed playing the drums and harmonica. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and English. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wyoming at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Rev. Matthew Noffke will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation has been accorded and a private burial of ashes will be held at Sheets Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.
Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family at www.haskellhott.com.
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