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  • Barbara Bruser, 89, of Galena, IL, and formerly of Roselle, IL, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Midwest Senior Care Community. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. She was born on August 19, 1934, in Chicago, […]

  • Clara Babette “Babs” Rosenthal, 91, of Galena, IL, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2024, at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford, IL, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM, Monday, July 22, 2024, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena, where friends may call after 10:30 AM at the church […]

  • Mary Rose Davis, 62, of Galena, IL, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Friends may call from 5 to 7 PM on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at the Furlong Funeral […]

  • Janice Kutsch, 83, of Galena, IL, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Ennoble Manor in Dubuque, IA. The Furlong Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with services, which will be held later.  She was born to Ernest and Dorothy Schumacher on September 11, 1940, in Galena. Janice was a 1958 graduate of […]

  • Clinton O. White, 87, of Galena, IL, passed away Friday, June 28, 2024, at his home surrounded by his loving family. A funeral mass will be held at Noon on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena, where friends may gather after 10 AM until the time of mass. The burial will […]

  • Michael A. “Hiko” Simmons left this earth on June 27, 2024, to join his daughter Jessica in heaven. A funeral service will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where friends may call after 4 PM until the time of service.  A celebration of life will […]

  • Michael L. Sisler, 77, of Galena, IL, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2024, at UW Madison Hospital after a long, courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. A memorial service will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, August 3, 2024, in the Vista Room, at Chestnut Mountain Resort, Galena. Following the service, a celebration of life […]

  • Rose Eileen Flores Tibayan passed away peacefully at her home in Galena, IL surrounded by her family. She died after a courageous 14-month-long cancer fight. The Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 AM on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Old St Patrick’s, 700 West Adams, Chicago, where friends may call after 9 AM until the […]

  • John “Louie” Reitz, 67, of Galena, IL passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Mercy One, Dubuque, IA, with his sisters at his side. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. John was born September 4, 1956, in Hazel Green, WI, the […]

  • LaVerne Joseph Martelle, 87, died peacefully in his sleep at Finley Hospital in Dubuque, IA, on June 5, 2024. Born on June 13, 1936, in Harpers Ferry, IA; to Charles Leo “Jake” Martelle and Elizabeth Lenore “Bessie” Mathias. He married Margie Lew (Kramer) Martelle on October 16, 1954. They enjoyed their life together, hiking the […]