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  • 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 […]

  • Carole Baranski, recently of Galena, IL was born Carole Salvino in Chicago on September 7, 1933. She graduated from Tuley High School in Chicago and married her high school sweetheart Raymond J. Baranski (he was the football star; she was a cheerleader) on September 17, 1955, after he returned from serving in Korea. They raised […]

  • Larry Bruce Blankenbaker, 74, of Galena, IL, unexpectedly passed away at home on Saturday, June 1, 2024. A celebration of life will be held from 1 to 4 PM, on Saturday, August 10, 2024, at the Galena Elks Lodge, Galena. In keeping with his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena […]

  • Patricia Steinbrecher, 92, of Galena, IL, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2024. A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, June 13, 2024, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena, where friends may gather after 10 AM until the time of mass. The burial will be at a later date. Cremation rites have been […]

  • George W. Bookless, Jr., 81, a long-time resident of Galena, Illinois, passed away on May 24, 2024, after suffering from congestive heart failure and its complications. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. George was born in Terre Haute, IN, on October […]

  • Elizabeth “Liz” G. Kormaniak (Vargas) passed away with her family by her side on May 3, 2024. We invite you to join us in celebrating her life, a time for friends and loved ones to gather, share memories, and find comfort in each other. The celebration will be held at 2 PM, July 20, 2024, at […]

  • Jean “Grandma Jean” Richardson, 92, of Galena, IL, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, May 18, 2024. A funeral mass will be held at 11 AM, on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Galena, where friends and family may gather after 10 AM until the time of mass. Friends may call […]

  • Jean A. Harris, 87, of Galena, IL, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2024, at St. Dominic Villa, Hazel Green, WI. A funeral service will be held at noon on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where friends may gather after 10 AM until the time of service. The burial will be […]

  • Richard “Rick” James Hocking of Galena, IL passed away unexpectedly on January 9, 2024, with his family by his side. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena where friends may call after 9 AM until the time of service. Burial will be at […]