Obituaries

Camilla Stovall

8/16/14

Camilla A. Stovall, 101 of Galena, IL passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community, Galena. Funeral mass will be 10:30 AM Thursday August 21, 2014 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in the church cemetery, Galena. Friends may call Wednesday August 20, 2014 from 4 to 6 PM at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena where a parish rosary will be recited at 4 PM. She was born August 14, 1913 in Galena the daughter of Andrew Z. and Julia A. (Kuhl) Bussan. She was united in marriage to Robert Stovall on November 28, 1946 in Galena and he preceded her in death on May 12, 2011. She worked for many years at Metzger's Grocery and Ben Franklin Store. Camilla was always ready for a good game of cards and also liked to play bingo, only if she won but most of all she loved spending time with her family. She is survived by her son John Stovall of Freeport, her daughter, Marianne (J. Michael) Hillard of Galena, four grandchildren, Steve (Robyn) Stovall and Jamie Stovall both of Freeport, Aimee (Dr. Jeff) Hicks of Spring Grove, IL and Andrew (Amanda) Hillard of Galena. Eleven great-grandchildren, Micah, Caleb and Gwendolyn Stovall, Bentleah and Ainsley Stovall, Harrison, Ashton and Julia Hicks, Grace, Ava and Olivia Hillard, a sister, Florence (Dale) Zeal, two sisters in-law, Nadane Bussan and Carol Bussan, two brothers in-law, Wayne (Colleen) Stovall and William Virtue; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son James A. Stovall, two sisters, Lenora "Lennie" Donahue and Marita Metzger, four brothers Vincent "Pete," Delbert "Ike," Leroy "Roy," Melvin "Tink," Bussan, four sisters in-law, Lynette Bussan, Olive Bussan, Dorothy Stovall and Joyce Virtue, three brothers in-law, Francis "Dick" Donahue, Karl Metzger and Richard Stovall.  The family would like to extend a special thank you Dr. Bernard and the staff of Medical Associates for their excellent care, the staff at the Assisted Living for the kindness and care they gave Camilla, the Galena Stauss Senior Care Community for making her last days so comfortable but most of all to her friend and caregiver Terry Lilleberg, who she loved like a daughter and who allowed mom to live so independently for her last years. In lieu of flower donations may be made to Autism Speaks in memory of Camilla.

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Elmo Welp

8/16/14

Elmo W. Welp, 86 of Galena, IL passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Midwest Medical Center, Galena. Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Galena. Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena where a scripture wake service will be held at 4 PM. He was born June 24, 1928 in Dubuque, IA the son of Oswin and Agnes (Theill) Welp.  Elmo was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Webster on May 5, 1956 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Elizabeth and she preceded him in death on March 5, 2013. In his younger years he worked for Welp's Ice Station delivering ice, Brookside Dairy delivering dairy products, and operating dump trucks in the Blackjack Mine and hauling dirt to build the Galena levy. Elmo served in the Naval Reserves and he played professional baseball for the Chicago White Socks until an injury forced him to give up the game he loved. He was a member of theTeamsters Union where he worked as a truck driver and road supervisor for over 40 years. Elmo loved the river and was a true river rat spending time in his flat bottom and air boats relaxing and catching huge crappie and walleye. He also loved to hunt, play euchre, watch sports and converse with family and friends. Elmo was a member of the Galena Fire Department for over 30 years, St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Galena Elks Lodge. He is survived by two sons, Tim (Nanette Miller) Welp of Vicksburg, MS and Dan (Deb) Welp of Galena, two grandchildren, Ellie and Ben Welp, a brother, Delos (Mildred) Welp, a sister, Evelyn Goley, a very special friend, Barb Price, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a nephew, Rick "Trapper" Welp.

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Lorraine Foecking

8/7/14

Lorraine M. Foecking, 87 of Galena, IL passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral mass will be 10:30 AM, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM, Monday August 11, 2014 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena where a parish rosary will be recited at 4 PM. She was born on March 5, 1927 in Galena the daughter of John and Ida (Marsden) Manz. Lorraine graduated from Galena High School. She was united in marriage to Joseph Foecking in 1947 and he preceded her in death on February 13, 1982. Before her union in marriage she was employed by the Galena Glove & Mitten Factory as an office employee. Later she worked for Leo's Super Valu and prior to retirement she worked for fifteen years as the custodian at Galena State Bank. Lorraine was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.  She enjoyed traveling, cooking and watching old movies. Lorraine loved her time spent with her family and was such an inspiration to them and everyone who knew her. She had a great faith and was a wonderful role model who will be dearly missed.  She is survived by her son, John (Patricia) Foecking, three daughters, Katherine Kalb, Mary (Melvin) Redfearn and Ellen (Daniel) Keleher, eleven grandchildren, Lora (Dan) Neyens, Rob (Michelle) Kalb, Suzanne (Gabe) Ward, Joe (Hannah) Kalb, Sara (Jeremy) Funston, Beth (Mike) Martinez, Russ (Brittny) Redfearn, Tara (Bob) Glazik,, John Foecking II, Bill (Melissa) Keleher, Ann (Aubry) Butler and twenty-five great grandchildren, a sister, Rose Oldenburg of Galena and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren, two brothers, John Joseph and Charles, two sisters, Mary Dhont and Edith Shuey, a son in-law, Loras Kalb. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hospice of Dubuque, St. Mary's Altar & Rosary Society or the American Lung Association in memory of Lorraine. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Schultheis and the oncology staff at Medical Associates and Hospice of Dubuque, especially Barb.

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Leland "Lee" R. Foecking

8/2/14

Leland “Lee” R. Foecking, 69, of Galena, IL passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, August 1, 2014 surrounded by his family after his long battle with lung cancer. He fought it to the very end with courage and dignity. Services will be at 10:30am on Tues. August 5th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Galena, IL with Father David Reese officiating. Burial with military honors by the Galena VFW POST #2665 and American Legion Post #193 will be at the Pilot Knob Cemetery in Galena, IL. Friends may call from 4-8pm on Monday, August 4th at the Furlong Funeral Chapel in Galena, where a parish rosary will be recited at 4pm.

Lee was born on Dec. 20, 1944, son of the late Edwin & Jeanne (Moschel) Foecking in Dubuque, IA. He attended Galena High School and served 4 years in the US Navy onboard the USS Okinawa during the Vietnam War. He retired from John Deere in 2001 after 32 yrs. He had a great love for the outdoors and spent many years hunting on the family farm. Like his father, he created beautiful creations out of any piece of wood. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a member of the church choir. He was also a member of the Eagles Club. On Nov. 19, 1966, he was united in marriage to Kay Fuerstenberg in Canoga Park, CA. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Lee is survived by his wife, Kay; a son, Terry Foecking of Clinton, IA; a daughter, Jill (Scott) Schulte of Darlington, WI; 2 grandsons: Kurtis Schulte of Madison, WI and Kyle Schulte of Darlington, WI; a granddaughter, Cassandra Swift of Apple River, IL; a great grandson, Aiden Leifker; a brother, Jim (Deb) Foecking of Darlington, WI. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews, a very special niece, Susan (Wayne) Young of Galena, IL and a very special cousin, Donna (Ken) Munch of Duluth, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Elizabeth “Betty Ann” Birkbeck and a brother-in-law, Gerald Birkbeck. A Leland “Lee” R. Foecking Memorial; Fund has been established. The family would like to thank Dr. Herman and staff at Dubuque Internal Medicine, also to Hospice of Dubuque for the loving care they have provided to Lee and his family during his battle with cancer.

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Jerry Mangrum

7/31/14

 

 

Jerry Michael Mangrum, 72 of Galena, IL passed away July 31, 2014 at his home. A celebration of life will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena and where friends may gather after 11 AM. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be at a later date. Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home by the Galena VFW Post #2665 and American Legion Post #193 following the celebration of life. He was born April 3, 1942 in Benton, IL the son of Homer and Naomi (Perry) Mangrum. Mike graduated from Eldorado High School, Eldorado, IL in 1960. He was an avid golfer. He is survived by his mother, Naomi Davis of Anna, IL, two daughters, Kim Langley of Harrisburg, IL and Sasha Armstrong of Hanover, IL one son, Seve Mangrum of Los Angeles, CA, two grandchildren, Jack and Ally Langley. He was preceded in death by his father. The family wishes to thank everyone for the love and prayers during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.aspx

 

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Kenneth Brown

7/31/14


Next time you see a gavel, think of the man who created these to have "order in the court."  Kenneth G. Brown, 85, of Hanover, IL passed away July 31, 2014.  Like the thriving business he founded, Brown Wood Products, he always brought order, dedication and a love of life to all situations.  He was born July 25, 1929 in Evanston, IL, the son of George A. and Loraine (Karnop) Brown.  Ken discovered his first love in life, when he took to the air as a pilot.  He served our country in the Korean War and continued to fly into his later years.  His second love, and most notable was his "sweetheart" of 55 years, Kari. 

Ken was known for his entrepreneurial spirit, and would often note that the definition of an entrepreneur is a risk taker.  Ken took risks in business, but always made sure his family had beautiful homes over their heads and a full bar with gin martinis.  Ken loved boating and was often seen cruising in his Chris Craft in Three Lakes, WI.  

He is survived by his wife Kari, his four children and 9 grandchildren: Michael (wife Stephanie and children Parker, Kirsten, Eric and Melanie); Janet (husband Mike (Ole) Elsperman, and children Kelly, Nikki and Reyna); Timothy & Matthew (wife Jill, and children Nils and Ivabella); siblings Susan and Loraine; and many in-laws, nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list but not forgotten.

A memorial service will be hosted at Chestnut Mountain Resort on Sunday, August 3rd at 12:00pm, followed by a celebration of "Lovable Uncle Ken."  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Jerry Mangrum

7/31/14

Jerry M. Mangrum, 72 of Galena, IL passed away July 31, 2014 at his home. A gathering will be held from 11 AM until 1 PM, Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena where arrangements are pending.

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Stacey Leveque

7/28/14

 

STACEY SIMON POST FELT-STEVENS LEVEQUE LINDNER, after years of complicated medical issues, Stacey Leveque died of metastatic bone cancer July 28th, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, IL from 2 to 4 PM. Cremation rites have been accorded. Born in Chicago, Stacey was the adopted, only-child of Lorraine and Joseph "Babe" Simon and spent her formative years in Kewanee, IL.  After graduating Knox College, Galesburg, IL, she received her Pharmacy degree from the University of Illinois, College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL. As a registered pharmacist in IL, WI, IA and CA, Stacey worked tirelessly for many hospitals, and pharmacies including Clingmans, Galena and Walgreens in various States.  As a travelling pharmacist for 'RPH on the go', Stacey simultaneously edited medical textbooks. In addition to pharmacy, Stacey, also known as "Dangerous Cooks", was keenly interested in technology.  She was instrumental in the management of the SFNet Bulletin Board, one of the first multi-user chat systems in America, as well as the Internet Relay Chat network EF-Net. While raised in the Jewish tradition, and enjoying Christmas celebrations at Grace Church, Galena, Stacey developed a long time interest in Buddhism.  An early practitioner at the Deer Park monastery in Oregon, WI, she attended many retreats with her personal Tibetan Lama Geshe Donyo, and H.H. the Dalai Lama. As an ordained Zen minister in the Rinzai lineage, she worked with the Engaged Zen Foundation ministering death row inmates. In addition to her limitless interests, Stacey was an amazing guitarist, singer, and muse to many accomplished musicians. Stacey was devoted to her companion Damon Pike for 15 yrs. as partner in crime, soundboard and solace from weariness.  Friends, family, acquaintances, co-workers, and virtually anyone who met Stacey, will not forget her energy, her wit, intelligence, or her nonchalance for social norms and customs.  Stacey will be remembered as hysterical and fearless; hysterically funny and fearlessly compassionate. She is survived by her partner, Damon Pike, her beloved Chili and his two feline pets, and her aunts and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents Babe and Lorraine Simon, and former husband, Tom Leveque. A Stacey Leveque memorial fund has been opened at the First Community Bank in Galena, IL. Special heartfelt thanks to Megan Molitor, Matt Eberhart, Buzz, Neal, Rodney, Rose, Travis, Jo Daviess County Health Department, Finley Hospital, Dubuque Internal Medicine, Midwest Medical Center and Dr. Vandigo and his nurse Paula.  Online condolences may be left at www.furlongfuneralchapel.com

 

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Wilbur Wills

7/26/14

Wilbur A. Wills, 85, of Scales Mound, IL passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community with his family by his side. Friends may call from 4 to 7 pm on Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. A private family burial will be in Scales Mound Township cemetery, Scales Mound, IL at a later date. He was born December 7, 1928 the son of Arthur A. and Goldie L. (Koester) Wills, on a farm South of Shullsburg, WI.  He grew up on a farm which is now part of the Galena Territory.  He married Alice M. Schultz on October 18, 1951. They farmed their entire married life on a farm in Council Hill. She preceded him in death June 13, 1994.  Wilbur lived and breathed farming and loved to talk farming. He enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his children: James (Diane) Wills of Warren, Donna (Bill) Miller of Galena and Richard (Mary) Wills of Scales Mound. His grandchildren: Ryan (Ashley) Wills, Kimberly (Shawn) Saunders, Jonathan (Danielle) Miller, Jeremy Miller, Cassie Wills, Austin (Samantha) Wills, and Michelle (Kip) Raab. Great-Grandchildren: Addey and Ayla Wills, Tyler, Brayden, Carsyn and Kyron Saunders, Graham and Evelyn Miller, Kara Weber, Brady, Emily and Lane Raab. His brother, Vernon (Julie) Wills of Fayetteville, N.C., his sisters-in-law Doris Wills of Elizabeth and Agnes C. Schultz of Galena. He was preceded in death by his wife, his daughter, Rosie, his parents, his brothers, Eldon H. Wills, Gordon (Erna) Wills and his sister, Gloria. The family requests no flowers. A Memorial has been established. We would like to thank Megan from Hospice and the Staff at the Galena Stauss Senior Care Community for their wonderful care of dad.

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Helen L Wearmouth

7/12/14

 

Helen L. Wearmouth, 89, of Galena, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community. She has now gone to Heaven to be with her husband.

A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where a parish rosary will be recited at 5 p.m.

She was born on Sept. 10, 1924, in Apple River, the daughter of Benjamin and Catherine (Yackey) Bohnsack. Helen was united in marriage to Joseph Wearmouth on Jan. 18, 1945, at St. Michael's Catholic Church; he preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1988. She and Joe began their married life together on the farm.

Helen enjoyed working on the farm and taking care of her garden. She also enjoyed embroidering pillow cases and being around children.

She is survived by her son, Dick (Kathy), of Galena; two grandsons, Don (Sandie), of Galena, and Bob, of Asbury, Iowa; one granddaughter, Autumn (Jim), of Carpentersville; three great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald (Dorothy) Bohnsack, of Galena and DeLos (Dorothy) Bohnsack, of Dubuque; two sisters, Darlene, of Belvidere, and Violet Molitor, of Rockford; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Loretta Lange and Jane Ann Bohnsack; two brothers, LeRoy and Delbert Bohnsack.

Online condolences may be left at www.furlongfuneralchapel.com

Helen's family would like to extend a very special thank you to the staff at Galena Stauss Senior Care Community and Dr. Vandigo.

 

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