Obituaries

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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Audrey Bell

3/10/15

Audrey M. Bell, 92 of Shullsburg, WI passed away March 10, 2015 at Manor Care Nursing Home, Platteville. Funeral mass will be 11 AM Friday, March 13, 2015 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Shullsburg and where friends may call after 10 AM at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following the mass and burial will be at a later date. The Furlong Funeral Home, Shullsburg is assisting the family. She was born April 29, 1922 in Shullsburg the daughter of Harold and Iva (Rock) Morrissey. Audrey was united in marriage to Donald Bell on July 26, 1941 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, Shullsburg and he preceded her in death on May 2, 2013. She is survived by two brothers, Richard Morrissey and Dennis (Nancy) Morrissey, a sister Kay (Ed) Jeffrey and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, their two children Bonnie and Don, a brother, Orville and a sister in-law, Phyllis Morrissey.

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Marie Tranel

3/8/15

 

 

Marie V. Tranel, 93 years old of Galena, IL passed away March 8, 2015 at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community. Funeral mass will be 10:30 am on Thursday, March 12, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galena and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday, March 11, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena where a parish rosary will be recited at 4 pm; the Catholic Daughter prayer service will follow. She was born August 8, 1921 in Milwaukee, WI the daughter of Joe and Clara (Hodorowski) Czernicki. She was united in marriage to Leroy Tranel on August 11, 1945 in Milwaukee, WI and he preceded her in death on March 9, 2007. Marie loved Galena and her years guiding tours around Galena  and at The Belvidere. She loved cooking, especially all the fish Roy caught, her quilt club, card club, gardening, flowers and reading. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America and the Altar and Rosary Society. Marie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by her four children: Karen (Doug) Riley of Scottsdale, AZ; Jerry Tranel of Galena; Pat Strathman of Manhattan, KS and Dennis (Renee) Tranel of Anthem, AZ, 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, a brother, Joe (Bernice) Czernicki, of Franksville, WI, two sisters-in-law, Colleen (Edward "Bitsy") McCarthy of Galena and Norma Czernicki of Waco, TX and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, Ed Czernicki, two sisters, Irene Gryskiewicz and Alice Laski.  The family wishes to thank the employees of Galena Stauss Assisted Living and Galena Stauss Senior Care Community for all their tender loving care. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Jo Daviess County Workshop, 706 West Street, Galena, IL 61036 or the Galena Foundation, P.O. Box 1, Galena, IL 61036 in memory of Marie.

 

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Robert Steger

3/8/15

 

Robert Thomas Steger 44, of Galena, IL passed away suddenly Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Midwest Medical Center, Galena. Funeral service will be Noon, Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena and where friends may call after 10 AM at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at a later date. He was born December 20, 1970 in Chicago Heights, IL the son of William and Kathryn (Clarke) Steger. He graduated from Glenbard South High School class of 1988. Rob joined the United States Air Force serving for two years until his honorable discharge. He worked with his father in the mortgage banking industry for fourteen years and later managed the Galena Cellars Vineyard. Rob enjoyed fishing and snowmobiling. He is survived by his parents, his life partner, Fred Ortiz, three sisters, Kara Rau, Jennifer (Jim) Breeze and Kady (Jeff Jakubik) Steger, one brother, Matthew Steger, many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Thomas (Mary Jo) Clarke, his paternal grandparents, Robert (Irene) Steger and a great nephew Aiden Steger.

 

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Forrest Zeal

3/6/15

Forrest G. Zeal of Maple Park, IL passed away at his home Thursday, March 6, 2015. In keeping with his wishes there will be no public visitation. A private family burial will be held at a later date in Greenwood cemetery, Galena, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. He was born November 16, 1935 in Council Hill, Twp. rural Galena the son of Wilbur and Laverne (Bodell) Zeal.  Forrest graduated from Galena High School the class of 1953. He served in the United States Air Force from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1960. Forrest was united in marriage to Fay Radabaugh on December 16, 1956 in Hanover, IL and she survives. He worked as an Air traffic controller for thirty-seven years until his retirement from the FAA in 1994. He played fast pitch softball for many years and loved to watch all Chicago sports. "Go Cubbies". He also enjoyed music, especially Eric Clapton. He is survived by his wife, Fay, one son, Scott (Sharon) Zeal, one daughter, Gail, two grandsons, Joshua (significant other Melissa Mosher with son, Christian) Zeal, Jason Zeal, one granddaughter, Amanda (Bryan) King, one brother, James (Ann) Zeal, one sister, Judy (Merlin) Wills, three sisters in-law, Donna Marsden, Lonna (Wayne) McDermott and Janice Radabaugh. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Harold and sister, Elaine, two sisters in-law, Marlys Zeal and Regina Roling, four brothers in-law, Dean Radabaugh, Delos Radabaugh, Lee Roling and Leo Marsden. The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be given to Kaneville United Methodist Church, Kaneville, IL or the American Heart Association in memory of Forrest.

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Lila Schablowsky

3/3/15

 

Lila M. Schablowsky, 83 of Galena, IL passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Funeral mass will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, March 7, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM, Friday, March 6, 2015 at Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena where a scripture wake service will be held at 4 PM. Lila was born December 11, 1931 in Essex, Ontario, Canada, daughter of Letha (Zimmerman) Hefler and granddaughter of Conrad Zimmerman, who was a great influence on her life.  Her family moved to Illinois when she turned six years old.  She graduated from Streator High School in 1949.  After graduation, she moved to Bloomington, Illinois where she was President of the local Toast Mistress Club and, also, worked as a keypunch operator at State Farm Insurance.  She was also later employed by the Panagraph Printing & Stationary Company.  She married the love of her life Kenneth B. Schablowsky on April 7, 1956.  In 1968, they moved to Galena, IL, where she put her energy into raising her family and doing volunteer work for many organizations such as the girl scouts, hospital auxiliary, and the historic tour of homes to name a few.  She loved the Galena community and the many wonderful neighbors and friends in her life. Lila was a loving, caring, and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, and great friend to all she met.  She had an enormous love for music, nature, children, and animals.  She enjoyed flowers, birds, and would often feed the wildlife who came to her yard, providing her countless hours of enjoyment. Lila is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ken, and three daughters: Laura (Chris) Spinner of Springfield, IL, Helena (Salvatore) Giacopelli of West Bloomfield, MI, and Diana (Brian) Levy of Mequon, WI; seven grandchildren: Nicholas and Sean Spinner, Anthony, Vincent, and Gina Giacopelli, Ethan and Danny Levy; one great grandchild Camden Spinner; a sister Barb (Dennis) Bruns; a brother Gary(Pauline) Hefler; nieces Angie and Laurel Bruns, Sarah Hefler; nephew Jacob Bruns; as well as grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her grandfather (Coonie), mother (Letha), two uncles (Clyde and Herbert Zimmerman), and aunts (Margaret and Esther). Memorial donations can be made in Lila's name to the Galena Public Library, 601 S. Bench Street, Galena, IL 61036 OR to the Galena Education Foundation, c/o Galena Unit School District Office, 1206 N. Franklin Street, Galena, IL  61036.

 

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