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Joseph Earl Theobald - 03/18/2015 - 5/11/2015
Toulon – Joseph Earl Theobald, 7 week old son of Jason D. and Hannah L. Williams Theobald of Toulon, passed away at 7:51 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2015, at OSF St. Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.
Joseph was born March 18, 2015, in Peoria at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He is survived by his parents; brothers, Dallas, Xander, and Hunter; and sister, Guinevere.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015, at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Wyoming. Rev. Matthew Noffke will officiate. Cremation will be accorded following services.
Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.
James C. "Jim" Donsbach - 7410/24/1940 - 5/6/2015
Maquon – Mr. James C. “Jim” Donsbach, 74, of Maquon, died Wednesday morning, May 6, 2015.
James Carl Donsbach was born on a farm near Bradford, IL, on October 24, 1940, to Elmer and Pauline (Willenborg) Donsbach. He attended St. John’s Catholic School and graduated in 1958 from Princeville High School.
On May 29, 1969, James married Mary Alice Forney. The couple lived in Bradford, then Abingdon, and later Maquon.
Jim worked at several jobs in his life, each one doing exactly what he wanted. He worked as a farmer, a city worker, a sheriff’s deputy, and later he owned his own portable saw mill business. He was mayor of Maquon for one term. Jim was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Elmwood.
Jim shared his life with wife, Mary Alice; children and spouses, Jill Donsbach of Galesburg, Jo Ellen (Mike) Snyder of Abingdon, Jennifer (Blue) Carlson of Altona, Jim (Tonya) Donsbach of Maquon, and Jason (Tracey) Donsbach of Maquon; 16 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary (Sidney) Stahl of Princeville, Patricia Stahl of Peoria, Jane McIntyre of East Peoria, and Denise (Doug) Cornell of Wyoming. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and one grandson.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Cremation will be accorded following visitation and burial of ashes will be at a later date in Maquon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Honor Flight of the Quad Cities. Condolences for the family may be left at www.haskellhott.com.
Michael W. Harmon - 748/9/1940 - 5/5/2015
Peoria – Michael W. Harmon, 74, of Peoria, passed away at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.
Michael was born August 9, 1940, in Peoria, the son of Roy Richard and Gladys Susan Byrnes Harmon.
Surviving is one brother, Tom (Marsha) Harmon of Albuquerque, NM; two nieces, Denise (Andrew) Worsfold of Earlham, IA, and Danielle (Jim) Hearn of Morton; one nephew, Douglas (Jenny) Harmon of Farmington; three great-nephews, Kyle Harmon, Joseph Harmon, and Michael Hearn; companion, Kathryn Mehl of Peoria; longtime friend, David Simpson of Peoria; and his cousins, Jim and John Byrnes. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.
Michael graduated from Bradley University in Peoria and taught school for 35 years. He first taught at St. Bernard’s School in Peoria for three years, then at Homewood Heights in Creve Coeur for two years, and retiring in 1993 from Georgetown Middle School in Marquette Heights.
He was a member of the Peoria County Farm Bureau; a life member of both the Peoria and Illinois Retired Teachers Association; and a 41 year member of St. Philomena Catholic Church in Peoria, where he was active in its Men’s Club.
Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2015, at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Princeville. Father Don Henderson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Burial will be in St. Mary of the Woods Cemetery in Princeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philomena Catholic Church in Peoria or to the American Diabetes Association.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.haskellhott.com.
Joseph P. Colgan - 1019/24/1913 - 4/28/2015
Wyoming - Joseph P. Colgan, age 101, of Wyoming, Ill., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Heartland Health Care Center in Henry.
A visitation will be held Sunday, May 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. at St. Dominic Church Hall, 208 S. Galena, in Wyoming, with recitation of rosary at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Monday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Wyoming. The burial ceremony will follow immediately at St. Dominic Cemetery.
Joe was born September 24, 1913, to John I. Colgan and Sophia Frances (Coyle), on a farm at the east edge of Wyoming.
He was a devoted husband to Majella (Harty) Colgan for 75 years, a caring father to twelve children, and proud grandfather of 23 grandchildren, plus 34 great-grandchildren.
Joe and Majella were married on May 25, 1940, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Kinsman, Ill. They later created their family home-life primarily in Wyoming for nearly 70 years. Majella continues to reside in Wyoming.
Joe attended Wyoming schools and graduated as valedictorian of Wyoming High School in 1931. He attended St. Bede Academy in Peru, Ill. and St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa.
Joe's work life began as a farmhand at home and as a store clerk at Johnson's Drugstore during his high school years. After college, during the Great Depression, he worked four years as a clerk at the John Deere farm implement business in Wyoming.
Joe was recruited to be a regional sales representative for John Deere Co., working for ten years covering Central Illinois. In 1947, he returned to Wyoming to purchase and manage the John Deere dealership. His Colgan Company implement business served area farmers for 40 years. He was later joined in business by his son Tim, who succeeded him as the dealer. Colgan Co. also sold and constructed Behlen grain bins.
Joe sincerely enjoyed interacting with people and was proud of his loyal long-time employees and their decades of quality work. He considered them to be family. He enjoyed going to work every day and always counted himself blessed to have an opportunity to be productive.
Joe was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, where he served as a lector, eucharistic minister, and cemetery trustee. As a young altar boy, he was present at the cornerstone ceremony for the current St. Dominic structure. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for 76 years, attaining the 4th Degree and Grand Knight levels.
An active community leader, he was a 67-year charter member and former president of the Wyoming Lions Club. Joe also served as a Wyoming Fire District trustee, Chamber of Commerce member, and member of the Stark County Heart Assn., Health Improvement Assn., Crop Extension Resource Development Council, plus the Soil and Water Conservation District.
Joe, together with Majella, valued most of all their caring relationship, family, and faith. He honored his blessings daily and shared his generosity with many people and charities.
Joe appreciated education and supported all twelve of his children as each one earned a bachelor's degree. Many earned advanced degrees. His children went on to work in the fields of business, agriculture, education, social services, government, politics, sales, and technology.
Joe enjoyed social time with his family and friends, sharing amusing stories, helping others, reading, travel, and loyally supporting the Chicago Cubs.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, John I. Colgan and Sophia Frances Coyle; siblings (Germaine) Sr. Maurita, O.P. (Sinsinawa Dominicans); John E. "Manny"; Mary Gasperich; Peter James "Jim" ; and grandson Daniel J. Gill.
Joe is survived by his wife of 75 years, Majella Catherine (Harty) Colgan, of Wyoming; children Judy (Bob) Curran, of Elmwood, Ill.; Joanne (Gene) Gill, of Wyoming, Ill.; Pat, of Peoria, Ill.; Tim (Patty), of Wyoming, Ill.; Colleen Colgan, of San Francisco, Cal.; Paul (Phyllis), of Wheaton, Ill.; Philip (Geol Weirs), of San Francisco, Cal.; Jane (John) Francis, of Boise, Idaho; Susan (Ken) Knapp, of Magnolia, Ill.; Marty (Sue), of Palatine, Ill.; Greg, of Redondo Beach, Cal.; and Tom (Gloria), of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; 22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the St. Dominic Catholic Church Building Fund, or to your local food pantry.
Arnold D. "Arnie" Fowler - 878/10/1927 - 4/25/2015
Geneseo – Geneseo-Arnold “Arnie” Dale Fowler, 87, of Geneseo, passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Toulon Rehabilitation Health Care Center.
Arnold was born August 10, 1927, in Geneseo, the son of Delos and Fern Godfrey Fowler. He married Paula Rae Hylin on December 31, 1986, in Rock Island, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are three daughters: Robyn Fowler of Lancaster,CA; Betty (BJ) Logue of Moline, IL and Carol (Marty) Andrews of Silvis, IL; three sisters: Helen Ellsberry of Franklin, NC; Virginia (Don) Bates of Princeton, IL and Peg Barnett of Youngtown, AZ; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Arnold was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine DeDoncker and Neva Hungerford, and two brothers, Ronald and Donald Fowler.
Arnold graduated from Geneseo Township High School in 1945 and attended Gustavus Aldolphus College in St. Peter, MN as a part of the V-5 Unit of the Navy Aircorp. He entered the military July 1, 1945, where he served aboard the USS Tazewell in WWII. He was the recipient of the Asiatic Pacific campaign medal, American area campaign medal and the victory medal. He was discharged August 19, 1946.
After his military service, Arnold drove a semi for many years and also worked as a set-up man at John Deere Harvester, where he retired from in 1985, after 28 years. He was a life member of the Moose Lodge #990 in Geneseo.
Cremation has been accorded and a celebration of Arnie’s life will be held from 11 am to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the Moose Lodge #990, Geneseo, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.
Wayne E. Best - 807/21/1934 - 4/24/2015
Wyoming – Wayne E. Best, 80, of rural Wyoming, passed away at 1:39 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.
Wayne was born July 21, 1934, in Wyoming, the son of Edward I. and Dorothy M. (Dixon) Best. He married Helen Grebner on October 9, 1965, in Metamora. She survives.
Also surviving are his children, Connie (Jay) Andrews of rural Chillicothe, and Kurtis (Christine) Best of rural Wyoming; and four grandchildren, Jimmy and Lily Andrews, and Jacob and Lauren Best.
Wayne graduated from Wyoming High School in 1952. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Wyoming American Legion Post #91. Wayne worked at Caterpillar for many years, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed working on his farm and served as treasurer for Stringtown Cemetery. He attended St. Dominic Catholic Church in Wyoming.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming. Father Don Henderson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at the funeral home in Wyoming. Burial will be in Stringtown Cemetery, rural Wyoming, with military honors accorded.
Memorial contributions may be made to Stringtown Cemetery Operational Funds, Wyoming American Legion Post #91, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.
Bettye Ellen Mallery - 868/15/1928 - 4/24/2015
Kewanee – Bettye Ellen Mallery, 86, of Kewanee, passed away at 9:32 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, at Seminary Manor in Galesburg.
Bettye was born August 15, 1928 in Princeville, IL to Louis and Ona Mortimer Bouton. She married LeRoy I. “Sonny” Mallery in Kewanee on April 10, 1948. He preceded her in death on September 4, 2011.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; daughter, Cindy Salvati; two brothers, Alvin and Robert Bouton
Surviving are one son, Terry (Crystal) Mallery of Kewanee, IL; two daughters, Jean Strom of Galesburg, and Wendy (Paul) Holman of Abingdon; nine grandchildren, Tim Mallery of Kewanee, Nicole Euchaski of Wapella,, Amy Lewis of Kewanee, Kristin Mills of Coral Springs, FL, Brooke Dana of Washington, Amber Lucas-Burford of Knoxville, Jason Dana of Edwards, Ryan Colwell of Galesburg,and Brandon Salvati of Congerville; 13 great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanne Pyell of Toulon; and a son-in-law, Mark Salvati of Congerville.
Bettye was an avid Cubs fan. She enjoyed reading, country music and loved spending time with family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon. Rev. Al Harmon will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery, Toulon, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.haskellhott.com.
Terrence "Terry" Buzbee - 563/25/1959 - 4/23/2015
Toulon – Terrence “Terry” Buzbee, 56, of Toulon, passed away at 9:07 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his residence.
Terry was born March 25, 1959, in Anchorage, Alaska, the son of Raymond and Ann Torri Buzbee. His parents preceded him in death.
He served in the United States Army and was a farm hand.
Cremation has been accorded and a graveside service will be held at a later date in Valley Memorial Park in Spring Valley.
Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon is in charge of arrangements.
Martha E. Streitmatter - 961/8/1919 - 4/17/2015
Brimfield – Martha E. Klumpp Streitmatter, 96, of Brimfield, died at 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2015, at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria.
Martha was born January 8, 1919, in Edelstein, to Karl and Wilhelmina Rapp Klumpp. She married Burton Streitmatter on March 2, 1941, in Princeville. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2002.
Surviving are two sons; Duane (Barb ) Streitmatter, and Stevan (Mary Lynn) Streitmatter both of Brimfield; three daughters, Teresa (Dale) Martin of Brimfield, Rose (Allan) Herrmann and Sonia (Gale) Stoller, both of Princeville; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Raymond Klumpp of Bradford; two sisters, Lucy Schmidgall of Minier, and Esther Martin of Princeville. Also preceding her in death are her parents; one infant son; one sister, Emma Stahl; and a great-granddaughter, Matea Stoller.
Martha will always be remembered for the loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that she was. Her life focus was her faith and family. She loved working in her beautiful vegetable and flower gardens and listening to the birds sing. She will be remembered for her braided coffee cakes, cookies, and sewing projects for World Relief.
We appreciate and thank the Skylines Home staff and Methodist Hospice for their loving care of our mother.
She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Princeville, where a funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Ministers of the church will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Princeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria, or Casa Vida y Esperanza (CVE) in Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com
Ardis Arlene Snyder - 889/26/1926 - 4/10/2015
Kewanee, formerly of Princeville and Wyoming
Kewanee – Ardis Arlene Snyder, 88, of Kewanee, formerly of Wyoming and Princeville, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo, Ill.
Ardis was born September 27, 1926 in Wyoming, Ill, to Robert and Jessie Wilkinson Bawn. She married Kenneth Milo Snyder on May 18, 1946 in Peoria. He preceded her in death as well as her parents; an infant sister, Lavonna Bawn; and a half-sister, Blanche Bawn.
Surviving are her seven children, Nancy Snyder of Kewanee, Clifford (Cindy) Snyder of Bloomsdale, MO, Kenalene (Farron) Forbeck of Peru, Kenny (Rose) Snyder, Melanie (Clint) Block and David Snyder all of Neponset, and Marilyn (Kevin) Collins of Kewanee; twelve grandchildren, Kimberly Guinn, Kristine Snyder, Cheryl Phillips, Emily Snyder, Rebecca and Justin Forbeck, Michelle Roth, Darren Snyder, August and Freya Block, Dalton Snyder and Austin Collins; six great grandchildren, Brandon, Kyle, Nora, Harper, Henry, and Landen; three great-great grandchildren, Hayden, Gage, Maximus; three sisters, Gleynafa (Eddie) Page of St. Louis, MO, Jean Eckman and Karen Nunez both of Camp Grove; and cousin, Robert Simpson of Waterloo, IA.
She enjoyed singing, yodeling, reading and writing. She was very proud that a news article she wrote for the Kewanee Star Courier was distributed nationally by the Associated Press. Ardis loved to research genealogy and was a Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR) member.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming. Rev David Hamilton will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Neponset Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Buda Rescue.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.haskellhott.com
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