Obituaries

Hamid "Harry" Anwar

4/19/15

Hamid "Harry" Anwar, Wing Commander, Retired, (June 20th 1934 - April 19th, 2015), passed away Sunday in Jordan. Friends may call from Noon until 2 PM, Monday April 27, 2015 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, 100 Carol-don Court, Galena, IL. A committal service will be held at 2 PM, Monday following the visitation in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. Born in Dehra Dun, India, Harry's family moved to Lahore, Pakistan in 1947. At eighteen he entered the Pakistan Air Force Academy, where his gift for flying became apparent. A fighter pilot, he flew with the Pakistan Air Force: The USAF, as an exchange pilot at Phoenix AZ, the Royal Air Force, in England as a member of the world-famous aerobatic team, the "Blue Diamonds", sixteen Hawker Hunters which performed internationally: The Royal Jordanian Air Force where he formed his own team "The Hashemite Diamonds", forging a wonderful friendship with King Hussein of Jordan, who presented him with a red Ford Mustang as a parting gift. He went on to the Abu Dhabi Air Force, before retiring from his flying career in 1976. In December 1976, he came to America to begin a new adventure in business. He headed an exterior coatings and concrete renovation company which quickly gained a reputation for excellence. He was courageous and determined, achieving the "American Dream" through hard work, honesty and integrity. From his Air Force days, his motto was "Deeds, not words". He loved to travel, fly, ski and drive ATVs with his sons at his beloved Apple Canyon Lake home, and to make life fun for everyone. In the last two days of his life he flew a jet trainer aircraft, in Jordan, relishing the experience, feeling so happy and fulfilled before his sudden peaceful passing. He will be sadly missed by his wife, Lilian "Leila", his four sons Peter (Janet), Hamid Jr., Hussein and Haroon (Stacey) his two grandchildren' Elizabeth and Paul, also by the many family members and friends here in America, Pakistan, Jordan and England, including retired members of the RAF, PAF, and RJAF, whom he frequently visited. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the Galena Food Pantry, 971 Gear Street, Galena, IL 61036 in memory of Harry.

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Louise Lyne

4/15/15

 

Louise H. Lyne, 98 of Darlington, WI and formerly Shullsburg passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Lafayette Manor, Darlington. Funeral service will be Noon, Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Centenary United Methodist Church, Shullsburg and where friends may call after 10 AM. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Shullsburg. The Furlong Funeral Home, Shullsburg is assisting the family. She was born December 31, 1916 in South Dakota the daughter of Alfred and Amanda (Gensler) Roth. She was united in marriage to Harry W. Lyne Jr. and he preceded her in death.  She is survived be her granddaughter, Sharon Gates of Shullsburg, two grandsons,  David Brickner, of Bellevue, NE and Mark Beau of Lacrosse WI, four great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two daughters, Linda Beau and Doris Lyne, son in-law, Eldon Beau.

 

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Betty "Joan" Fearheiley

4/10/15

 

Betty "Joan" Fearheiley, 92 of Elizabeth, IL and formerly Apple Canyon Lake passed away peacefully Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home. A celebration of life will be held at 1 PM, Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. Cremation rites have been accorded. She was born on July 7, 1922 in Mt Carmel, Illinois to John Christian and Lena (Bender) Maxfield.  Joan and her husband of 60 years William Fearheiley of Harrisburg, Illinois moved to the Chicago area in 1947.  She was a dedicated home maker and the loving mother of two daughters.  She often worked part time jobs to supplement the family income.  In 1988 Joan and Bill moved to their dream home at Apple Canyon Lake and enjoyed a long and happy retirement.  Joan enjoyed driving through the scenic Jo Daviess County country side, exploring parks with her dog Lizzie, visiting with her family and reading. Joan is survived by her two daughters Phyllis Bensen and Karen (Wayne) Hutchings, both of Galena, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 5 sisters and 5 bothers.

 

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John "Jack" Dimke

4/9/15

John "Jack" Dimke, 68 of Boynton Beach, FL passed away April 9, 2015 at Bethesda East Hospital, Boynton Beach after short illness. Burial will be in St Mary's Cemetery, Galena, IL at a later date.  A celebration of life will be held in early summer. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. He was born September 14, 1946 in Galena, IL the son of William and Florence (Knobbe) Dimke. "Captain Jack" graduated from Auburn High School in 1965. He joined the US Marine Corps in 1966 where he served as corporal at Camp Lejeune Base Camp in Jacksonville, NC. After an honorable discharge, he worked as an independent telephone contractor throughout the United States and internationally until he settled in Boynton Beach in 2004.  He spent the last ten years fishing on the Sea Mist III with Captain Ryan Carr and crew. The crew will carry forward Jack's spirit and love for fishing, golfing, and watching football.  Jack also enjoyed several years as the "trivia king" at Two George's Restaurant. He is survived by his mother, Florence, a brother Tim (Debra), nephews Derek, David, Scott Dimke and a niece, Loree Allen from Rockford, IL and several cousins throughout the United States. Special friends Ryan and Lacy Carr in Lantana, Florida. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother Bill Jr.

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Robert W. Stafford

4/1/15

 

Robert W. Stafford, 93 of Galena, IL passed away Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community. Friends may call from Noon to 2 PM, Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. A committal service will be held immediately following the visitation at Prospect Hill Cemetery, rural Galena. He was born August 14, 1921 in Irish Hollow the son of Edward and Lucille (Mougin) Stafford. Bob was united in marriage to Laura Kriebs on January 28, 1956 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galena and she preceded him in death on November 1, 2001. He farmed and worked as an insurance agent for Jo Daviess Mutual for over fifty years. Bob was a member of Rice Township Board, the Farmers Exchange Board, the Irish Hollow breakfast club and the local Odd Fellows Lodge. He served as sexton for Prospect Hill Cemetery for many years. Bob enjoyed working with wood making grandfather clocks and various other items. He loved picking morels and a good game of euchre. He is survived by his sister, Mae (Carlyle) Schumacher of Rockford, IL and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one brother, Lawrence Stafford.

 

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Delcialee "Tiny" Frank

3/30/15

 

Delcialee "Tiny" R. Frank, 78 of Galena, IL passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, March 30, 2015. There will be no public service and a private family burial will be held at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. She was born January 29, 1937 in Blanding, IL the daughter of Harold and Anna (Kirchner) Greene. Tiny was united in marriage to her husband of almost sixty-one years Marvin Frank on May 15, 1954 at St. Michael' Rectory.  She worked as an assembler for various manufacturing companies in the area. Tiny enjoyed doing crafts, cooking, baking and watching the deer thru her window. She loved spending time with her family and wintering in Donna, TX. She is survived by her husband, Marvin, four children, Marvin "Michael" (Patricia) Frank of Cuba City, WI, Vicky (Tim) Molitor, David (Jackie) Frank and Neil (Diane) Frank all of Galena, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and one due in October. She was preceded in death by her parents. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Unity Point/Finley Hospital and Hospice of Dubuque your care and kindness during this difficult time will never be forgotten.

 

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James Barnhart

3/27/15

 

James O. Barnhart, 80, of Galena, IL passed away Friday, March 27, 2015.   A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 AM Saturday April 11, 2015 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 411 W Catlin St, Elizabeth, IL; where friends may gather after 10 AM.  Burial of the cremated remains will be held at a later date. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. He was born March 5, 1935 in Norfolk, VA the son of Claire and Eva (Jordan) Barnhart.   Jim was united in marriage to Donna Moffitt on December 15, 1973 in Blair, NE.   He worked in direct mail advertising for over fifty years until his retirement in 2006.  Jim lived in Wheaton, IL for thirty-three years until his move to Galena in 2007. He was very active in the community volunteering for the food pantry, community garden, Galena Elks Lodge and the church. Jim enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and travelling.  He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.   Jim is survived by his wife of forty-one years, Donna, one sister, Pat (Ron) Schaupp of Havelock, IA, three daughters: Lynne Lyle of East Peoria, IL, Jennifer (Tim) Lyons of Batavia, IL and Nichole (Mike) Vallaro of West Chicago, IL; four sons: Brett (Pam) Barnhart of Lacon, IL, James R. Barnhart of Sycamore IL, Eric (Ruth) Barnhart of Warren, MI and Christopher (Whitney) Barnhart of Kellyville, OK; sixteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Medical Associates Oncology Clinic, Galena Stauss Senior Care Community and 3 West at Mercy Medical Center for your care and compassion during this difficult time.  Online condolences may be left at www.furlongfuneralchapel.com

 

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Lester King Sr.

3/26/15

 

Lester L. King Sr., 82 of Monroe, WI passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at his home. A celebration of life will be held at 3 PM, Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Monroe Church of the Nazarene. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post # 84 of Monroe following the celebration of life. Burial will be held at a later date. The Furlong Funeral Home, Shullsburg is assisting the family. He was born November 23, 1932 the son of Joseph and Cecil (Wright) King. Lester was united in marriage to Delories J. Boss on February 23, 1964 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Monroe and she preceded him in death on August 23, 2002. He worked for National By-Products for thirty-seven years until his retirement. Lester loved his cats and dogs. He is survived by his two sons, Lester (Kathy) King and Robert King, one daughter, Joy (Tina) King, seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a grandson, Jeremy Kainz and a grand daughter, Jacqueline King. Online condolences may be left at www.furlongfuneralchapel.com

 

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Mary Shirley

3/18/15

Mary L. Shirley, 91 of Benton, WI passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 surrounded by her family. Funeral service will be Noon, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Centenary United Methodist Church, Shullsburg, WI, where friends may call after 9 AM until time of service. Burial will be in Shawnee Cemetery New Diggings. The Furlong Funeral Home, Shullsburg is assisting the family. She was born February 2, 1924 in Rice Twp. rural Galena, IL the daughter of Hubbard and Clara (Schoenfeld) McNeal. Mary was united in marriage to Walter Shirley on March 19, 1940 in Dubuque, IA and he preceded her in death on October 8, 1987. She was a homemaker. Mary enjoyed fishing, crocheting, knitting and watching movies especially John Wayne. Her greatest joy in life came in her family watching them grow up and that carried over to her many grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family. She is survived by three daughters, Marion (Tony) Portman, Margie Cherry and Marie Gallagher, two sons, Walter Jr. and Harvey, twenty-three grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, two great-great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two daughters, Mary Alexander and Margaret Olson, a great grandson, Anthony Kruser, granddaughter, Madonna Gallagher, great granddaughter, Jacquelyn King, brother, Hubbard McNeal Jr., a sister, Helen Kitelinger.

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Alvin Roberts

3/16/15

 

Alvin W. Roberts, 100 of Elizabeth, IL and formerly Scales Mound passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home. A gathering will be held from 5 to 7 PM, Saturday, March 21, 2015 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Burial will be held at a later date at Rose Hill Cemetery, Parker, SD. Cremation rites have been accorded. He was born January 4, 1915 in Parker, SD the son of George and Annie (May) Roberts. He was united in marriage to Alyce Eichel on August 21, 1936 in Parker and she preceded him in death July 26, 1993. Alvin and Alyce moved to Harvard, IL in 1936 and came to Guilford, rural Scales Mound in 1950 and farmed until they retired and moved to Scales Mound. Alvin served as road commissioner for Guilford, Twp. He also worked for the Branigar Organization developing roads for the Galena Territory, Apple Canyon Lake and Reedsburg. Alvin loved playing euchre and cribbage. He was a longtime member of the Galena Eagles Club. He is survived by his two sons, Wendell (Janet) Roberts of Elizabeth and Dale Roberts of Stockton, ten grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren and twenty great great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Wayne, a grandson, Virgil Roberts. Alvin was the last living of eleven children and was preceded in death by his ten siblings.

 

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