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From an untitled newspaper clipping

Anneliese Marie Yago, 82 of 527 Locust St., Minonk, died at 3:05 pm Thursday, November 10, 2005 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Minonk. Rev Daniel Gansch-Boythe will officiate. Burial will be in Minonk Twp. Cemetery, Minonk. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Salvation Army.

Anneliese was born March 2, 1923 at Frankfort, Germany a daughter of Karl and Margarete Hubbuch Storkel. She married Bernard Yago on November 23, 1959 at Canton of Basle City, Switzerland. He survives.

Other survivors include one son, Hartmut Frank Yago, Colorado Springs,CO; three sisters, Gerda Fladung, Rod A/Dweil, Germany, Ilse Zabel, Niederseltters, Germany, Ria Rogers, Minonk; two brothers, Gunter Storkel, Aldenhoven, Germany, and Ewald Storkel, Frankfort, Germany, two granddaughters, and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Anneliese enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking and feeding the squirrels. She also enjoyed reading her bible.
 



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Bloomington Pantagraph

EUREKA -- Pearl E. Yoder, 95, of 700 N. Main St., Eureka, died at 11:29 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 2, 2000) at Maple Lawn Health Center, Eureka, where she had resided for years.

Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Roanoke Mennonite Church, the Rev. Elmer Wyse officiating. Burial will be in Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery, rural Roanoke. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Otto-Argo Funeral Home, Eureka. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Maple Lawn Health Center assembly room, the Rev. Phil Bachman officiating.

Memorials may be made to Roanoke Mennonite Church.

She was born March 14, 1905, in rural Eureka, the daughter of Christian and Barbara Sauder Wagner. She married Forrest G. Yoder on Sept. 4, 1927, in Chicago. He died Jan. 31, 1970.

Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Boehlke, Nampa, Idaho; and Orpha (David) Moritz, Benson; a brother, E. Sanford Wagner, San Mateo, Calif.; a sister, Celestia Stalter, Eureka; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

She was a member of Roanoke Mennonite Church.

 

 



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Robert M. Yordy, 90, formerly of Roanoke, died at 4:50 pm on Wednesday May 24, 2006 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka where he was a resident.

He was born on May 17, 1916 in Roanoke, IL to Amos and Jessie Switzer Yordy. He married Wilma M. Redenius on June 22, 1940 in Benson. She died on May 14, 2006 in Eureka.

Surviving is one son, Larry (Edie) Yordy of Roanoke; two daughters, Betty (Dave) Haney and Carol (Corky) Rossman both of Roanoke; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one sister, Rachel Bauer of LaSalle, IL; and one brother, Marvin (Peg) Yordy of Roanoke.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter Mary Ann, and three sisters.

Robert farmed in the Roanoke area all of his life. He also worked at Caterpillar for 20 years before retiring in 1981.

He was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Benson where he served as a trustee for the church cemetery for many years. He also served as a Woodford County Republican precinct committeeman for several years. He was active with the boy scouts and served as a troop leader and he was also a member of the Secor Sportsman Club and the Isaac Walton Metamora League.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday May 26, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church. The Rev. William Hecht will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke.


 



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Wilma M. Yordy, 87, formerly of Roanoke, died at 5:30 am on Sunday May 14, 2006 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka where she was a resident.

She was born on May 16, 1918 in Roanoke, IL to Waite and Emma Baumann Redenius. She married Robert M. Yordy on June 22, 1940 in Benson. He survives.

Also surviving is one son, Larry (Edie) Yordy of Roanoke; two daughters, Betty (Dave) Haney and Carol (Corky) Rossman both of Roanoke; 8 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and infant daughter Mary Ann, one brother and one sister.

Wilma was a waitress in Roanoke before she started working at Roanoke Variety Store where she worked as a sales clerk for approximately 45 years before she retired.

She was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Benson where she was a member of the Lutheran Ladies Aid and the Women of St. Peter Sewing Group.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday May 17, at the St. Peter Lutheran Church. The Rev. William Hecht will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

 



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Norman A. Young, 84, of Minonk, died at 3:51 a.m. Friday (Aug. 1, 2008) at OSF St. James Hospital, Pontiac.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minonk. The Rev. Craig Swenson will officiate. Burial will follow at Minonk Township Cemetery, Minonk. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Calvert & Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minonk, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

He was born May 22, 1924, at Flanagan, to Eugene and Tena Albers Young. His mother was killed in a car accident when Norman was 7 years old; he then was raised by his father and new wife, Esther Herron. He married Eilene Moritz on April 23, 1950, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minonk. She survives in Minonk.

Also surviving are two daughters, Norma (the late Roland) Carlson, Chicago, and Nancy (Ron) Wilsey, El Paso; one son, Don Young, El Paso; two grandsons, Rollo (Adriana) Carlson and Troy Carlson; and a sister-in-law, Madelon Young.

His brother and longtime business partner, Carl Young, preceded him in death.

Norman was a graduate of Minonk High School. After school he served in World War II from 1941 to 1945, part of that time on the European front as a private first class. Upon discharge from the Army, he returned to be in business with his father and brother. He was in business at Young Chevrolet-Olds, Minonk, until the year 2000 with Carl; his son, Don; and nephew, Steve.

He will be remembered by his wife, son, daughters, grandchildren, new granddaughter, and many friends and relatives as the most patient and kind man in their lives. His spirit lit a room and his hugs were everlasting. He was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Minonk.

 



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Peoria Journal Star Jan 29, 1971

Adolph Yunge Dies at Age 90

Benson - Adolph Yunge, 90, of RR 1, Benson, died yesterday at Minonk Manor Nursing Home, where he had been a patient since Jan. 6.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Remmert Funeral Home, Roanoke, and at 2 p.m. in St Peter's Lutheran Church, Benson, of which he was a member. The Rev. Ervin Buhn will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

He was born April 8, 1880, in Selsingen Province, Hanover, Germany. He came to Benson in 1887 and had farmed in this area 44 years. He married Bertha Woltzen Feb 5, 1910.

Surviving are his widow; two sons, Harold of Benson and Maj. Herbert Yunge with the US Air Force in Carmichael, Calif; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Manninga of Minonk; and five grandchildren.

A daughter, a sister and four brothers preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to St Peter's Lutheran Church.

 



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From an untitled newspaper clipping (she died about 1939)

Benson High School Student Succumbs Saturday Morning
Miss Laenia Yunge Passes Away at Her Home - Rites Held Monday

Miss Laenia Yunge, 17 years old, Benson Community high school student, passed away at 3:20 o'clock Saturday morning at the home of her parents three miles northwest of Benson.

She became ill January 30, and was taken to St Francis hospital in Peoria, where he illness was diagnosed as very serious. She returned to her home February 17, but her condition gradually grew worse and despite the best of medical care, she was claimed by death last Saturday morning at the age of 17 years, 10 months and 19 days.

Laenia Elizabeth Yunge, only daughter and oldest child of Adolf and Bertha Woltzen Yunge was born on April 4, 1922, in Panola township. The family moved 13 years ago to their present home northwest of Benson, where she had since resided. She attended the Lincoln school and became a student of Benson Community high school, being in her senior year at the time of her death. She had looked forward to her graduation from that school in May, being known as a good student, and was industrious and dependable.

She was baptized in the Lutheran faith and was reared in a Christian home. She was very regular and faithful in Sunday school attendance at St Peter's Lutheran church, having perfect attendance last year. The deceased received catechetical instructions in the winter of 1935-36 and was confirmed by Rev J. J. Haberaecker on Palm Sunday, April 5, 1936. The deceased was a faithful church member.

Survivors are the grief stricken parents; two brothers, Harold and Herber, at home; the maternal grandfather, Albert Woltzen of Walcott, Ind.; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the late residence, and at 2:00 o'clock from St Peter's Lutheran church west of Benson. Rev J. J. Haberaecker, pastor of the church, officiated and burial was in St Peter's cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Emmett and Milford Meinhold, Glenwood Peters, Robert Harms, Leroy Wallace, and Harold Meinhold. Flower bearers were: Mathilda Flohr, Emaline Fischer, Lorene Kolb, Patricia Vogel, Betty Cordes, Maxine Tolan, Joyce Tallyn and Esther Campen.


 


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Pantagraph, 26 May 2009
 
Agnes L. Zehr, 101, formerly of Hopedale, passed away at 2:25 a.m. Monday (May 25, 2009) at Maple Lawn Health Center in Eureka, where she was a resident.

She was born July 8, 1907, in Deer Creek to Amos and Pearl Zehr. She married Albert H. Zehr on Sept. 2, 1925, and he died Feb. 2, 1973.

Surviving are two daughters, Loretta Simmons of Elkhart, Ind., and Marcella (Melvin) Zehr of Flanagan; three grandchildren, Diane Lehman, Jan Telcs and Brian Simmons; one brother, Eugene (Frances) Zehr of Morton; and one sister, Irene Adams of Goodfield. 

Agnes and her husband farmed in the Hopedale area for many years, and she was a member of Hopedale Mennonite Church.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hopedale Mennonite Church. Dr. Brian Simmons and Chaplain Doug Hicks will officiate. There will be no visitation and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Methodist Hospice Services or Camp Menno Haven.

Davis Mortuary, Hopedale Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.
 


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From an unidentified, undated newspaper clipping

Fannie A. Zehr, 92, of 700 N. Main St. Eureka, IL passed away at 12:35 p.m. on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at Eureka Community Hospital.


She was born on September 17, 1916 in Deer Creek Township a daughter of Peter and Louisa Sutter Zehr.


She is survived by one brother, Milton (Helen) Zehr of Morton; one sister, Doris (Robert) Yoder of Eureka; and twelve nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters.


Fannie worked for the Mennonite Publishing House and Provident book store in Bloomington. She had also worked for a book store at Goshen College and for the Mennonite Central Committee in Akron, PA.


She was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Morton, Maple Lawn Auxillary, Mennonite Women, and did volunteer work for the Mennonite Central Committee.


Fannie had a deep love for her church, family, and books. She was dearly loved by her nieces, nephews, and many friends.


A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2008 at First Mennonite Church in Morton. Rev. Doane Brubaker will officiate. Private burial will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. at the church on Friday. There will also be a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2008 at the Maple Lawn assembly room. The Rev. Doug Hicks will officiate. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Maple Lawn Homes or the First Mennonite Church in Morton



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From an untitled newspaper clipping

Iva I. Zehr, 86, Flanagan, died at 5:07 p.m. Friday (Feb. 6, 2009) at St. Mary's Hospital, Streator.

Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at St. John's Lutheran Church, Flanagan, with the Rev. Owen Derrick officiating. Burial will follow at Center Cemetery, Flanagan. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service today at the church. Calvert & Froelich Memorial Home, Flanagan, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the church or Good Samaritan Home, Flanagan.

She was born Dec. 11, 1922, in Minonk, the daughter of Wilford and Lena Gaspardo Brockwell. She married John L. Zehr on Aug. 30, 1941, in St. Charles, Mo. He died Dec. 8, 1998.

Surviving are three daughters, Janet (Roger) Seeman, Chenoa; Myrna Custer, Bloomington; and Vicki Williams, Mabank, Texas; one son, Jack (Anna) Zehr, Flanagan; one sister, Mae Zastrow, Garden City, S.C.; and one brother, Leslie Brockwell, Fort Worth, Texas. She has eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons-in-law, Steve Williams and Jon Custer; and one brother Ernest Brockwell.

Iva was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Flanagan, and the Flanagan American Legion Auxiliary. She was the Show Bus coordinator and loved to ride the Show Bus and shop.

She retired from Caterpillar in Pontiac in 1989. Iva was a fun-loving and special mom and grandma who enjoyed time with her family.
 



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Kathleen Carol Zehr, 69, of Washington, Illinois passed away early Saturday morning, June 14, 2008 at her home.

She was born October 19, 1938 in Peoria, Illinois to Glenwood and Laura Gingerich Imhoff. She married Dean R. Zehr on August 9, 1958. She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 infant sisters.

Kathy is survived by her husband, two daughters Rita (David) Kirkwood of Bloomington, Illinois and Debra (David) Frohberg of West Lafayette, Indiana, two sons Curt (Sue) Zehr of Washington, Illinois and Stan (Julie) Zehr of Eureka, Illinois, and 12 grandchildren.

Kathy graduated from Washington Community High School and attended Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana. She and her husband farmed in the Washington and Eureka area all of her adult life and in later years she enjoyed working for Valley Forge Family Physicians. She was active in various community organizations including her children's schools and Woodford County Home Extension. She was a lifelong member of Metamora Mennonite Church where she faithfully served in many capacities.

Kathy's life revolved around her family and her church. She especially enjoyed music and books, along with the opportunities to share these same joys with her grandchildren. Whether it was helping on the farm by driving a tractor or delivering lunches, tending to her flower garden, going to her children's or grandchild's activity, or helping at church functions she was a caring and giving person.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19 at Metamora Mennonite Church with Pastors Michael Danner and Dawn Yoder Harms officiating. Burial will be at Hickory Point Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor's choice.
 



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From an untitled newspaper clipping

Mary M. Zehr, 87, of Eureka, formerly of Morton, died at 4:28 pm on Sunday March 11, 2007 at Maple Lawn Health Center in Eureka where she was a resident. She was born in 1919 in Deer Creek, IL to Peter and Louisa Sutter Zehr.

Mary is survived by one brother, Milton (Helen) Zehr of Morton; two sisters, Fannie Zehr and Doris (Robert) Yoder both of Eureka; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Orrie and Roy Zehr; and one sister, Velma Zehr.

Mary lived her life serving others. She was an elementary teacher in the area for many years. She also was a member of the Mennonite Central Committee, the Mennonite Women, the Maple Lawn Auxiliary, and was involved in the Eureka Et Cetera shop for over 20 years serving as day manager.

She was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Morton, where a memorial service was held at 11:00 am on Saturday March 24. The Rev. Doane Brubaker officiated. Cremation rites were accorded and burial of ashes were in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Tremont at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maple Lawn Homes or the First Mennonite Church in Morton.
 



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Minonk News Dispatch 3 March 1921


Albert Zika Dies on Sunday Evening


Passes Away at Home of Son, John Zika, After a Two Months' Sickness


Born in Bohemia, April 23, 1840


Came to America in 1882, Locating at Chicago -- Last Fifteen Years he Lived With Son, John Zika



Albert Zika, after being confined to his bed for more than two months after a stroke of paralysis, died on Sunday evening at 4 o'clock at the home of his son, John Zika, aged 81 years. He had not partaken of any food for sixty-five days and for the last twelve days he had not touched a drop of water.

Funeral services were held at the home on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev N.J. Hilton of the First Baptist church being in charge. Burial took place at the Minonk cemetery. The pallbearers were Peter Ullman, John Rutkowski, E.E. Hill, John Kline, John Zaitz and Clay Wells. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were the two daughters, Mrs Mary Kaha and Mrs Albia Stepan of Chicago, and a granddaughter, Mrs. A.L. Wick of Burlington, Iowa.

The deceased was born in Bohemia, for many years a part of Austria, on April 23, 1840, and there he grew to middle age. He was married in 1864 to Anna Hlavac, who passed away in that country in 1880. Two years after this event, Mr. Zika decided to emigrate to America and in that year he came here and located at Chicago. Bur for occasional and short stays at other places, he made that city his home until fifteen years ago, since which he had lived with his son, John Zika, at Colfax, at Burlington, Iowa and at Minonk.

Three children survive: John Zika, of Minonk, and Mrs. Mary Kaha and Mrs. Albia Stepan of Chicago. There were two brothers and three sisters who resided in Bohemia, but the deceased had heard nothing from them since before the world war.

Besides these, there survive twenty-two grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. There were more grandchildren, the others being deceased, but all of the great-grandchildren are living.

 


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Woodford County Journal 15 May 1946

Charles F. Zimmer died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mennonite hospital in Bloomington where he had been taken Wednesday. He had been ill several months.

He was born Dec. 24, 1873 in Palestine township, a son of Conrad and Autory Ridner Zimmer. He spent his entire life in the Secor community and was mayor several years.

He married Miss Minnie Schleber of Secor in 1935. She survives with a sister, Mrs. Anna Rurrell of Secor. His parents and one brother, Will, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the home at 1:30 p.m. and at St Johns Lutheran church at 2 p.m. Rev J.F. Schnack conducted the services. Mrs. William Meginnes and daughter Shirley sang. Casket bearers were members of the church and village board. He was a member of St Johns Lutheran church and had been chairman a number of years. He had been very active in church work.

 


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Elsie Zimmerman, 92, of 601 N. Main Street in Roanoke, died at 2:56 pm on Saturday October 29, 2005 at the Eureka Community Hospital.

She was born on August 31, 1913 in Roanoke to Samuel and Emma Holliger Zimmerman.

Surviving are two brothers, Eugene Zimmerman of Quincy, IL, Raymond Zimmerman of Pekin, IL; one sister, Frances Zimmerman of Peoria, IL and several nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Elsie was a bookkeeper for many years working for local businesses in Roanoke until moving to Chicago where she furthered her schooling at Northwestern earning an accounting degree. She worked for various businesses in Chicago before retiring and moving back to Roanoke.

She was member of the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday November 1, 2005. Church ministers will officiate. Burial will be held in the Church Cemetery.

 


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From an untitled, undated newspaper clipping (she died July 18, 1930)

MARTHA TOBIAS ZINSER

Martha Tobias Zinser was born at Washington, Ill., April 12, 1855, and passed away at El Paso, Ill., July 18, 1930.

She was married to Joel Zinser, Feb. 20, 1877. Their early married life was spent on the Zinser farm, southeast of El Paso. Four children, Harvey D., now deceased, Mrs. Clara Tyler, of Remington [Indiana]; Mrs. Josephine Davitt, at El Paso; and Mrs. Marguerite, also deceased, were born during their residence there. In 1896, the family moved to their farm near Remington, where in January, 1912, the husband and father departed this life. The next year, Mrs. Zinser, with her daughters, Marguerite and Josephine, returned to El Paso to reside.

In the fall of 1928, Mrs. Zinser suffered a stroke of paralysis, and from that time on she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. John Davitt at El Paso. Several strokes in close succession, were the immediate cause of her passing.

Mrs. Zinser was a member of the Methodist Church and attended its services as long as she was able to do so. Every day found her reading her Bible, and in the last days of her affliction she offered many prayers for those about her.

She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her two daughters, one step-brother, E. L. Meyers, of Pekin, Ill.; five grandsons and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10:00 a. m., at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Davitt, after which burial took place at Remington beside the husband.

 


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Elaine J. Zivney, 53 of 736 W. Fifth St., Minonk died at 10:28 P.M. on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at OSF St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Bloomington.

Elaine was born August 4, 1954 at Pontiac a daughter of Roy and Velma Lewis Moritz. She married Jeffrey P. Zivney on September 15, 1973 in Benson, IL. He survives.


Also surviving: three daughters, Mykal (Mark) Stephens of Rutland, Jackie Zivney of Minonk, Joleen (Ray) Hudson of Minonk; three grandchildren, Justin Stephens, Jeffrey Stephens and Rebecca Hudson; one sister, Janice Walker of Roanoke; her mother and father-in-law, Ray and Emily Zivney of Sun City, AZ; and her chocolate lab Jake.


She was preceded in death by her parents.


Elaine graduated from Roanoke-Benson High School in 1972 She then graduated from Illinois Central College, where she received her LPN. She was employed as a nurse for Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Minonk


She was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Minonk. She also was the former Chief of the Minonk Ambulance Squad and was the Vice President of Zivney Cheese, Minonk.


She enjoyed making and painting ceramics. Most of all Elaine enjoyed her family, husband, children, and grandchildren. She always put others before herself.


Memorial contributions may be directed to an educational fund for her grandchildren or the American Cancer Society.



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Sheila R. Zivney, 51, of 403 W. Church St., Lovington, IL; formerly of Minonk, passed away at 8:24 pm on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

She was born on May 2, 1956 in Peoria, IL to Warren and Shirley Redenius Missey. She married Joseph Zivney on December 5, 1981 in Benson, IL. He survives.

Also surviving: one daughter, Deniah Missey of Decatur; two sons, Shane Missey (fiancé Molly) of Nashville, TN, Chris Zivney of Minonk; her parents, Warren and Shirley Missey of Benson; her maternal grandmother, Louise Redenius of Benson, five grandchildren, Samantha, Trevor, Dylon, Keagan and Zachariah; three sisters, Wendy Elliott of Georgetown, KY, Vickie Missey of Benson, Peggy (Dan) Sciarini of Winter Springs, FL; one brother, Terry Missey of Magnolia; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, paternal grandparents, and one nephew.

Sheila was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Benson where she had served as a Lutheran League Sponsor for a number of years. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts and she also volunteered as an election judge for many years.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Benson on Saturday, February 2, 2008. The Rev. William Hecht will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:30-8:30 pm at St. Peter Lutheran Church on Friday, February 1, 2008 and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.



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Peoria Journal Star

Lillie L. Zoss, age 89, of Roanoke, Ill., passed away at 7:45 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2008, at her residence.
She was born Feb. 2, 1919, in Roanoke, Ill., to Ben W. and Barbara S. (Kennell) Zoss.

Surviving are one brother, Silas and Luella Zoss of Roanoke; one sister, Lavina Hostetler of Roanoke; one nephew, Stan and Cindy Zoss of Roanoke; four nieces, Lanora of Bellcamp, Md., Jeanette and Dale Ulrich and Marilyn and Lawrence Kennell, both of Washburn, and Norma Zoss of Roanoke; seven great-nephews and six great-nieces; and one great-great-niece.

She is preceded by an infant sister and one brother-in-law, Leo C. Hostetler.

Lillie was a member of North Linn Amish Mennonite Church in Roanoke.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2008, at her church, with church ministers officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 11, 2008, at the Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel. Burial will be in Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
 


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Bloomington, Illinois Pantagraph

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Bernadine V. Zupansic, 79, of 512 W. Eighth St., Minonk, died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday (July 16, 2003) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minonk. The Rev. Craig Swenson and the Rev. Joseph Bleakley will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Benson. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and for one hour before the service Saturday, both at the church. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Minonk, is in charge of arrangements.

Bernadine was born March 11, 1924, in Linn Township, near Roanoke, a daughter of John and Meta Schoon Peters. She married Anthony "Tony" Zupansic on May 15, 1946, at Minonk. He died March 11, 1987.

Survivors include two daughters, LaVerna Zupansic, Normal; and Viola Zupansic, Minonk; and one brother; Glenwood Peters, Washington.

She was preceded in death by an infant brother and sister.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Minonk.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 318 W. Fourth St., Minonk, IL 61760, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
 



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