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Oregon, Illinois

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Maddox James Jarvis - 0

7/15/2016 - 7/26/2016
Stillman Valley, IL

Maddox James Jarvis, infant son of Derek Jarvis and Jaime Thibodeau went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. He was born July 15, 2016. Maddox is survived by his parents, sister Abbey Jarvis, Maternal Grandmother Deb Thibodeau of Stillman Valley, Maternal Grandfather Brian (Kelli) Thibodeau of Mount Carroll, Paternal Grandparents Doug and Kelly Jarvis of Ashton, Maternal Great Grandmother Pat Kruger of Stillman Valley, Maternal Grandparents Al and Arlene Thibodeau of Stillman Valley, Paternal Great Grandparents Blash and Peggy Wolf of Lindenwood and Jim and Linda Jarvis of Ashton, Uncles Jason (Alyse) Thibodeau of Stillman Valley, Justin (Andrea) Thibodeau of Monroe Center, and Jordan (Jordan) Thibodeau of Byron, 4 cousins; Harper and Levi Thibodeau, Bryce and Jadyn Edwards. He was preceded in death by his Maternal Great Grandfather Skip Kruger, Paternal Great Grandmother Gladys Wolf, and Aunt Carly Jarvis.  The family would especially like to thank the entire staff at the Mother and Baby and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Rockford Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Monroe Center Community Church with the Rev. Robert Mellon pastor of the church officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5-7 pm at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 136 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Stillman Valley. Burial will be in the Monroe Center Cemetery. A memorial fund is established for the family.

Helen L. (Coffman) Cann - 91

11/28/1924 - 7/23/2016
Oregon, Illinois

Oregon – Helen L. (Coffman) Cann, age 91, died Saturday, July 23, 2016. She was born Nov. 28, 1924 in Pine Rock Twp., near Chana, IL the daughter of Charles and Wardena (Zell) Coffman. Helen attended Chana, Mt. Morris, and Oregon Schools graduating in 1942. She married Frederick N. Cann on April 16, 1948 in Mt. Morris, IL. Helen worked as a waitress and cook for the Oregon VFW post 8739. She was also active in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Post. Helen liked to crochet, garden, and spoil her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, husband,7 brothers, 2 sister, and an infant daughter Pamela Kay Cann. She is survived by her 3 children; Craig (LuAnne) Cann of Oregon, Ronda (Gary) Poliska of Chana, and Wendy Cann-Sofolo of Dixon, 10 grandchildren; Kellen (Kristi) Cann, Brooks (Sarah) Cann, Griffin Cann, Logan Cann (Fiancé Erica Arends)Zach (Mandy) Poliska, Jana (Scott) Knupp, Bryn (John) Jensson, Becky Sofolo, Kyle Sofolo, and Julia Sofolo, 10 great grandchildren; Finley, Cambria, Gunnar, Kaden, Kollin, Kody, Grady, Paisley, Brandt, and TessaRae. Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Wed., July 27, 2016 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street Oregon, IL with the Pastor David Rogula officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 5-7 pm. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery near Oregon. A memorial fund is established to the Village of Progress.

Marian E. McCracken - 90

7/11/1926 - 7/21/2016
Oregon, Illinois

Marian E. McCracken, age 90, died Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Serenity House Oregon. She was born July 11, 1926 in Ogle County, the daughter of Carrie Sugars. She married Ray McCracken, Jr. on June 24, 1944. He died June 2, 2014. Marian moved to Cherokee Village Arkansas in 1985 after Ray retired from farming. She loved to cook, bake and decorate her home. She is survived by 3 daughters; Joyce (Phil) Welsh of Liberty, IL, Phyllis (Rich) Heuerman of Byron, IL, Kathy (Perry) Pellegrini of Nokomis IL, and 1 son Ray(Pat)McCracken, III of Byron, IL, 14 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Private burial will take place at a later date at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Paynes Point.

Rockne C. Piehl, Jr - 50

3/14/1966 - 7/18/2016
Oregon, IL

Rockne “Rocky” C. Piehl, Jr., age 50, died Monday, July 18th, 2016 at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, IL. He was born March 14, 1966 in Chicago, Il the son of Rockne and Francine (Bochnia) Piehl. He attended grammar school in North Riverside, IL and Clark High School in Las Vegas, NV. He lived in Oregon, IL over 10 years. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Leo Bochnia. He leaves behind many loved ones; daughters, Kaitlyn Radus and Sadie Piehl-Ezell; grandson, Jayce Ezell; ex-wife and dear friend, Elizabeth Piehl-Kirrle; mother, Francine Piehl; father, Rockne, Sr.; 6 siblings, Werner Gruber, Dennis Piehl, Danny Piehl, Colette Lima, Carrie Thomasello and Ginger Piehl; nephew, Timothy Lima; nieces, Courtney and Samantha Lima; grandmother, Jeanne Bochnia, aunts, uncles and many cousins.
A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00 PM Sat., July 30th, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 115 S Fox Run Ln, Byron, IL.

Gregory M. Frantz - 61

8/5/1954 - 7/8/2016
Oregon, Illinois

Oregon- Gregory M. Frantz, age 61, of Oregon formerly of Elmhurst died Friday, July 8, 2016 at the University of Wisconsin Madison Hospital. He was born Aug. 5, 1954 in Elmhurst, Illinois the son of Rollin J. and Margaret E. (Duff) Frantz. He graduated from York High School in Elmhurst class of 1973 and then attended the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana. Greg married Elizabeth “Betty” Gleiter on Dec. 29, 1988 in Walworth, County, WI. She preceded him on Jan. 11, 2015. Greg worked 37 years as a Nuclear Reactor operator at the Exelon Station in Byron, IL. retiring in Jan. of 2015. He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oregon where he taught Sunday School and served on the church board. Greg loved to cook, create with Lego building blocks, and ride his bicycle with the various bike clubs he belonged to. He served on the parent board of the Northern Illinois Academy in North Aurora. A big part of his legacy is his involvement with his 2 sons which he and Betty adopted from Brazil. He was predeceased by his parents and wife Betty. He is survived by his 2 sons; Ederaldo “Edge” Frantz of North Aurora and Steven C. Frantz of Oregon, 3 brothers; Jeff Frantz of Elmhurst, Mark (Alice) Frantz of Western Springs, IL, and Tim (Annette) Frantz of Lawrenceville, Georgia, mother-in-law Frances Meyers of Calumet City, father-in-law Joseph (Noreen) Gleiter of Orland Park, Brazilian daughter Bruna and her children Duda and Enzo. Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oregon with the Rev. Rich Tomlinson pastor of the church officiating. Burial will be in the Daysville Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8 pm at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th Street Oregon, IL. A memorial fund is established in Gregory’s name. Visit

Fred E. Bond - 69

6/23/1947 - 6/24/2016
Byron, Illinois

Fred E. Bond, Jr., age 69, passed away unexpectedly on June 24, 2016 at his home. Born on June 23, 1947 in DeKalb the son of Freddie and Beaulan (Carr) Bond. He graduated from Malta High School the class of 1965. Fred married Lousetta Hagen on August 25, 1982 in Sycamore. He worked as a pipefitter/plumber for Union 612/130. Fred loved gardening and took pride in his yard. He was an avid reader and die hard Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Fred was loved by everyone who knew him and nobody ever had a bad word to say about him. He is survived by his loving wife, Lousetta of Byron; children, Karshone (Shaun) Penn of Malta, Donett (Jason) Howard of Rockford, Sarah Smith of Dixon, Casey Bond of Rockford, and Samuel (Jen) Bond of DeKalb; grandchildren, Chase Howe, Dakota Howe, Danielle Penn, Grace Smith, Emma Smith, Clarissa Bond, Landon Bond, and Lauren Bond; sisters, Pat Bommarito of Bend, OR, Katherine (Frank) Jouris of DeKalb, Victoria (Larry) Vint of DeKalb, and Donna Garrison of DeKalb; and step-father Donald Mattson of Malta. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Edward Mattson. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 PM Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Byron. There will be a small service celebrating Fred’s life following the visitation at 6:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Randy Snider of Cornerstone Family Church officiating. Memorials are established in his name.

David Broderick - 74

4/21/1942 - 6/23/2016
Oregon, IL

David Edward Broderick, "Dave", a cherished husband, loving father, and brother, departed this world to be with the lord on Thursday, June 23, 2016. He was surrounded by his family near his home in Rancho Mirage, California. Dave was born in Norwood, Massachusetts, on April 21, 1942 to Michael F. Broderick and Margaret Doyle. He was a graduate of Oregon High School where he was an outstanding 4-sport athlete and received an athletic scholarship to Northern Illinois University, where he distinguished himself in his football career and his fraternity Tau Kappa Epsilon. He was a member of the 1963 National Championship football team (where he scored the winning touchdown) and was later inducted into the NIU Hall of Fame. He was subsequently drafted by the N.Y. Jets of the National Football League where he competed for one year. He and his close friend Jerry Andres continue to give back to outstanding student athletes at NIU through their Broderick-Andres scholarship fund. In the early 1970s Dave packed and moved to California to launch his career in Real Estate Development. He went on to found several successful companies and lead as a corporate executive at Marriott and Starwood, two Fortune 500 companies. One of his greatest achievements was his mentorship of the people he worked with throughout his career. He will be remembered as an accomplished business man who inspired all who met him and worked with him. He had a strong love and commitment to his wife, family, friends, and world-wide business associates. He also had a great love of his children. Dave enjoyed traveling extensively with his wife, Dottie and their family. He had a great passion for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his great friends. He also sponsored and coached many underprivileged athletes in Southern California, giving them the opportunity to attend college.

He will be forever missed by his wife, Dottie; daughter, Erin Elizabeth (Mark) Broderick-Kania; son, Ryan Michael (Meredith) Broderick; brothers: Mickey (Liz) Broderick and Dennis Broderick; sister, Ellen (David) Hoffman; sister-in-law, Jan Broderick; and many nieces and nephews. Dave was predeceased by his brothers, Jake Broderick and James Broderick and parents, Michael and Margaret Broderick.

Even though Dave's wonderful life took him all over the world, those who knew him well understood that he was always truly at home when he was with his family and close friends on the Rock River.

Christian funeral mass will be held Friday July 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM in St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery, Oregon. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th St., Oregon.

Joseph D. Mann - 63

2/24/1953 - 6/21/2016
Chana, IL

Joseph David "Joe" Mann, cherished husband and loving father, grandfather and brother went home to be with the Lord at his home on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, surrounded by family after a brief illness. Joe was born in Binghamton, NY on February 24, 1953 to William Richard Mann, Sr. and Dorothea Mae Mann, née Lewis. He was a graduate of Chenango Valley High School and joined the United States Army in 1970. Joe served his country during the Vietnam era and he served in recent years as a member of the American Legion helping his fellow veterans. Joe has made Illinois his home since the late 70's. He is a member and past deacon of Elim Reformed Church. He volunteered his time as manager of The King’s Camp. Joe's working life spanned jobs in the transportation, security and machining industries. But he would be quick to tell anyone that his most recent work as a charter and school bus driver was the most enjoyable and rewarding, especially when children were his passengers. His great love of children was evident as he transported them on field trips, sports meets, class trips, etc. Joe lived a life devoted to his family. He and Julie built a loving home together which quickly became the gathering place for family and friends. Joe always had a home project of some sort to work on and was a skilled craftsman who had a rare combination of skills which enabled him to not only conceptualize, but to design and build. Joe was a great friend. He was never too busy to help when called upon and was so blessed with the friendship, caring and generosity of his friends. His mischievous sense of humor and a welcoming embrace of people of every walk of life was treasured by family and friends, but especially by his grandchildren who gave him many hours/years of love and joy. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Julie Tobler Mann and his children and their families; Daniel (Leslie) Mann of Dixon, Illinois and their children, Trevor, Audrey and Owen; Darcie Mann of Vicksburg, Mississippi and her children, Devin, Randall and Maya; Sheena (Dan) Hessler of Stoughton, Wisconsin and their children, Devin, Carter and Emma. Joe is also survived by his brother, William Richard Mann, Jr of Decatur, Illinois and sisters, Nancy Mann Adams of Binghamton, NY and Patricia Mann Woolsey of Springfield, VA. Brother and Sisters in-law, Willa Hood, Carol Pretzer, Carol Tobler, Steve and Pam Tobler, Sue and Phil Meister as well as several nieces and nephews. Joe was pre-deceased by his parents, William Richard Mann, Sr. and Dorothea Mae Mann. Father and Mother in law, William and Olga Tobler, and Brothers in law; William F. Adams, James P. Woolsey and Jerry Tobler, nieces Jennifer Meister and Teresa Hood and nephew William P. Adams. A special thank-you to helpful caregivers, Andy, Jen, Tiffany, Linda Alderks and the rest of the staff at Serenity Hospice and Home for making it possible for Joe to spend the last days of his life here on earth at home. The family appreciates all the generous acts of support, encouragement and prayers throughout Joe’s illness.

Cremation Rites have been accorded. A celebration of Joe's life will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Elim Church, Kings, with the Rev. Cary Winn, pastor, officiating, and burial in White Rock Cemetery, Kings. Visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday, June 27, 2016 in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Oregon. In lieu of flowers, please designate memorials to any of the following organizations: Serenity Hospice and Home, Manitoqua Ministries or The King’s Camp.

Paul Bushland - 61

8/23/1954 - 6/21/2016

LEAF RIVER - Paul J. Bushland, 61, of Leaf River, died Tuesday June 21, 2016 in FHN Memorial Hospital, Freeport. Born August 23, 1954 in Mondovi, Wis., the son of William and Noma (Cheever) Bushland. Married to Rosemary Mesch March 20, 1990 in Oregon. He was a lifelong area resident, living 35 years in Adeline. Paul had worked at the Oregon Foundry, Helle Hardwoods, Kable Printing and at recycling metals. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and old cars, especially his 1957 Chevy. Survived by his wife, Rosemary Bushland of Leaf River; sons: Thomas (Kristen) Hall of Adeline, Troy (Jeanie) Yordi of Leaf River and Shane (Jenny) Bushland of Appleton, Wis.; daughter, Jessica (Martin) Madina-Reyes of Little Shoot, Wis.; 14 grandchildren; a great grandson; a great grandchild on the way; brother, Lyle (Bettye) Bushland of Oregon; sisters: Angeline Messenger of Oregon, Judith (Daniel) Hitchcock of Oregon, Hannah "Mitzi" (Bob) Kump of Mt. Morris, and Linda Lou "Cookie" (Rickie Lee) Bushland of Niota, Tenn.; numerous nieces and nephews; and former brother-in-law and lifelong friend, Clifford "Butch" Gilbert. Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Marvin Cheever, Ronald and Terry Bushland and brother-in-law John Messenger. Graveside Services will be held at 3:00pm Saturday June 25 in Daysville Cemetery, Oregon, with Pastor John Guthrie of East Oregon Church of God officiating. No visitation. Memorials may be directed to the family. Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon, assisted the family with arrangements.

Leonard W. Lawrence - 74

8/9/1941 - 6/20/2016
Stillman Valley, Illinois

Stillman Valley – Leonard W. “Lenny” Lawrence, age 74, died Sat. June 18, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 9, 1941 in Rockford the son of Roy and Geneva (Bain) Lawrence. Lenny graduated from Stillman Valley High School in 1960. He married Judith Ann McVay on June 1, 1963 in Rockford. He worked for Mattison Machine Works and then for Centro-Metalcut retiring in 2003. He also operated his own carpet cleaning service known as “Lenny’s Carpet Cleaning”. While growing up in Stillman, he worked on the family farm for his beloved aunt and uncle. Lenny was a member of Risen Savior Lutheran Church of Byron, the Blackhawk Athletic Club, SMSF Club, and the Eagles Club. Lenny loved to collect things! He loved displaying all his treasures throughout the farm. For many years, he enjoyed traffic club meetings, playing golf, and bowling at Bowl Mor Lanes in Rockford. His one true love was his wife Judy. There was never a moment that they weren’t together. Lenny also loved his daughters and grandchildren greatly. They truly meant the world to him. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Judy, son Randall Wayne Lawrence, grandson Nicholaus Wayne Reis, 3 brothers; Roy Jr., Tom, and Robert, and his special Aunt Winnie and Uncle George who raised him. He is survived by his 3 daughters; Laurie (Glenn) Reis of Rockford, Kathryn Clevenger (Randy Reck) of Rockford, and Christina (Thomas) Johnson of Byron, 6 grandchildren; Randi and Austin Reis, Colton and Zaida Clevenger, Ethan and Eli Johnson, several nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Lenny’s caregivers for their love and tender care; Lanet, Andrea, Jaime, and Lori. Funeral service will be 1:00 pm, Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home in Stillman Valley, IL with the Rev. Matthew Rosebrock of Risen Savior Lutheran Church of Byron officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 pm, Sunday, June 26th at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Stillman Valley Cemetery. A memorial fund is established in Lenny’s name.

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