Conrad "Coonie" Beer

Death:Wednesday, June 4, 1941
Ogle Co, Illinois

Glenn E. "Benny" Bennett Posted: Friday, Jan 28th, 2011

MT. MORRIS:

Glenn E "Benny" Bennett, 81, passed away on January 25, 2010 at St Anthony Hospital following a short illness.

He was born June 11, 1929, the son of Alpha and Lula Bennett in Clay County.

He married Connie Winterland on March 27, 1953.

He is survived by Connie, his wife; daughter, Deb (Tom) Fane, Oregon; son, Mark (Deann) Bennett, Winnebago; daughter, Amy (Terry) Tepen, Edwardsville; three grandchildren, Cody Bennett, Alexa and Tyler Tepen; sisters, Virginia Stangley of Rochelle, Veda Leifheit of Florida and brother Dale Bennett, Arkansas.

Benny was a kind, funny, loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle who will be greatly missed. Benny served in the US Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a lifelong member of the VFW.

Benny was loved by all for his quick wit and undeniable generosity. His final act of generosity was by donating his body to NIU Medical Research center. Benny enjoyed attending auctions and was a regular at Chana Sale Barn and Action Auction.

He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers and four sisters.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Feb 5, at the Oregon VFW club from 1-4 p.m. with a military memorial service starting at 2 p.m. and refreshments served afterwards.

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Wayne E. Friend Posted: Friday, Jan 28th, 2011

ROCKFORD:

Wayne E. Friend, age 52, of Rockford, formerly of Byron died Monday, January 24, 2011 after a short battle with lung cancer in his home.

He was born June 19, 1958 in Rockford to Harry and Edna (Drake) Friend.

Wayne was currently attending Rock Valley College and enjoyed going to class and earning excellent grades.

He is survived by his daughter, Kira Floto of Byron; sons, Jeremy Friend of Las Vegas, NV and Brandon Friend of Byron; fiance Janel Otero of Rockford; sisters, Linda (Bob) Falk of Oregon and Kathy Friend of Dubuque, Iowa; grandchildren, Kayliegh and Devynn; life-long friend, Denah Gray of Byron; special friends, Jim Siebert, Rick Rucker and Tony (Melony) Bedgood and several nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents.

The family would like to thank the anonymous donor who stepped in to help them during this difficult time.

Private services will be held at the Byron Cemetery at a later date.

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Matthew D. Debroux Posted: Friday, Jan 28th, 2011

BYRON:

Matthew D. Debroux, 28 of Byron, died Saturday January 22, 2011 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford.

He was born September 22, 1982 in Sheboygan, Wis., the son of David DeBroux and Jodi Reineking.

Matt lived in Byron the past 16 years and was a 2001 graduate of Byron High School. He was employed over 7 years at Anderson Toyota in Rockford, lastly as Detail Manager. Matt enjoyed spending time with his many friends, being in the sun and sand in the Cayman Islands, and loved detailing cars for family and friends and was proud to have the cleanest car in Byron.

He is survived by his father, Dave (Candy) Debroux of Byron; mother, Jodi (Dean Zurowski) Reineking of Grand Cayman Island; sister, Amber Debroux of Naperville; maternal grandparents, Joyce Nickel of Mountain Home, Ark. and Henry Reineking of Keshena, Wis.; paternal grandmother, Barbara Debroux of Grafton, Wis.; special love, Lesley Schone and her sons Nathaniel and Stylar; step-brother, Robert Bartholomew of Avon, Col.; and step-sisters, Kelli Bartholomew of La Crosse, Wis. and Stacy Bartholomew of Byron.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Gerald Debroux.

Services were held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 26 in Middle Creek Presbyterian Church, Winnebago, with Rev. Anita Stuart-Steva, pastor, officiating. Visitation was on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. in the church. A memorial fund has been established.

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Henrietta Stromberg Behrends, was born in Germany March 12th, 1847, and passed away December 25, 1929, at her home east of Oregon.

At the time of her death she had reached the advanced age of eighty-two year, nine months and thirteen days.

She was united in marriage in her native land with Hike Winterland and came to America in 1880. The family home was made at Kings where a year and nine months later the husband and father passed to the great beyond in the year 1882. To this union were born three daughters and one son, Mrs. P.K. Wiltfang and Mrs. Henry Kutcher of Oregon, Mrs. Ed. Engelkes of Chana and Harry Winterland of Kings.

In the year 1889 she was united in marriage with Behrend Behrends who passed away five years ago.

Besides the three daughters and one son she leaves to mourn her loss one step-daughter, Mrs. Wm. Butterfield of Oregon and one step-son, John Behrends at home, thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and a host of friends. She was a member of the German Reformed Church for many years, from where the funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 1:30 in charge of Rev. Johnson of White Rock. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

The family is very grateful to the many friends for the kindness shown them in their hour of sorrow

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The Funeral of Anna Bucher [June 22, 1885 - December 29, 1984] Rochelle, Illinois December 31, 1984 THE PRELUDE THE WORD OF COMFORT: "The Eternal God is our dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms." THE WORDS OF HOPE AND VICTORY: I Peter 1:3-9 Ephesians 2:4-5ab, 8-9 Romans 5:1-2,6-11; 8:1,14-17a,18,28,31b,35, 37-39

THE LIFE-SKETCH AND TRIBUTE:

Anna, one of the nine children of George and Hilke Groen, was born on June 22, 1888 in Germany. In early childhood, she traveled the Atlantic Ocean with her parents and her brothers and sisters of that time from their German homeland to their new American homeland. Her parents chose to settle in the White Rock Center community north of Kings in Ogle County, Illinois where the entire family shared in the farming responsibilities. Much of that which is done today by great machines was then done by hand. One of Anna's most vivid memories was that of picking corn by hand in cold weather and making many piles of the pick ears, piles later to be picked up and loaded onto a horse-drawn wagon.

She was reared in an atmosphere of Christian faith enhanced by the ministry of the Elim Reformed church near her home.

In her youth she married George F. Cook and to them were born two sons, Roy and Raymond. there were deep disappointments in her marriage; and after several years, she found it necessary to fend for herself and support her growing boys.

Upon the death of a sister in Rochelle, she took her sons with her to keep house for her breaved brother-in-law and his two children; and here she supplemented her income by taking in laundries.

She provided for her sons, keeping them in school, and going with them to the Methodist Church in Rochelle.

On August 6, 1919, at Morrison, she married Lewis Jacob Bucher; and they established their home in Franklin Grove initially. To them were born three sons, Lloyd, Lewis and Harold. Work assignments later prompted them to live of short periods in Nelson and in Rochelle and then during World War II to move to Ashton where they lived together until the death of husband Lewis in June 1956.

Here Anna and her son Harold continued to make their home together, deeply concerned about the welfare of one another and sharing many simple pleasures, most notably going out together to set and check Harold's traps for wild life I the surrounding areas.

Anna had no concern about "this world's goods". She could be happy with little or nothing.

She trusted God and was not hesitant to affirm his goodness and his love. She talked about God to her family and her friends. She talked with God. She knew the reality of prayer.

She felt little need for doctors or for medicines. If she had pain, she would tell God about it and trust Him to take away the pain at the right time. This patient trust in God was demonstrated to the very end during her last months of illness and weakness, and now at the right time God, in His wisdom and mercy ha relieved her of her infirmity. With God, there is healing in death. There is renewed wholeness, for death opens the way to life beyond life.

Anna appreciated her neighbors and was more prone to exchange cookies than to exchange gossip with them. If she were aware of someone's need and felt she could do something about it, she would. Washing, mending, and ironing some use clothing and getting it to the children who needed it was typical of Anna's concern and readiness to help.

Her home and her children were her life. Sons, Raymond, Lloyd, and Lewis, preceded her in death in the course of these last eighteen-plus years. sons Ro and Harold, remain to salute her life, as do also her sixteen grandchildren, a corps of great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews who have looked to her, their last surviving aunt.

To reflect upon her life is to recall these words of Scripture:

"A good women who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain. She does him good, and not harm, all the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands....... She rises whole it is yet night and provides food for her household..... With the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard. She girds her loins with strength and makes her arms strong.... She puts her hands to the distaff, and her hands hold the spindle. She opens her hand to the poor, and reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, for all her household are clothed in scarlet.... Strength and dignity are her clothing..... She opens her mouth with wisdom, and teaches of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all"..... A women who fears the Lord is to be praised." [Proverbs 31:10-13,15ab,16b-17,19-21,25a,26-29, and 30]

THE MESSAGE

THE PRAYER

THE BENEDICTION

THE POSTLUDE

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Meene Dirks Groen

We bring to all friends and acquaintances the sad news that it has pleased the Lord over life and death to call our dear son and brother, Meene Gerhards Groen, by sudden death into eternity. He and his brother were busy with the horses, which suddenly bolted, this caused him to be thrown from the wagon and resulted in a broken neck. He was dead on the very place he fell. The deceased was born at Moorhusen, Kreis Aurich, Ostfriesland, he reached a age of 11 years, 11 months and 5 days. The sorrowing survivors. Gerhard Groen and wife and children. White Rock, Ogle Co., Illinois

SOURCE: "Ostfriesische Nachrichten" published in Breda, Iowa by the Pastor L. Hundling from 1882 to the time of his death and then by others until the 1950's. Translated by the Rev. Kenneth H. De Wall of Bethalto, Illinois ==========================================

Geertje Groen Jacobs

Mrs. Avery Jacobs died at her home on North Main St., Rochelle, Sunday evening, April 30, after a short illness with appendicitis. The funeral was held Wednesday noon from the family home, Rev. Mundhenke, of White Rock Center, officiating. Interment took place at the White Rock Cemetery. Miss Gertie Groen was born in Germany March 18, 1884, and was 27 years, 1 month and 12 days old when the final summons came. She came to America with her parents at the age of five, settling near Kings. On July 2, 1903, she was united in marriage to Avery Jacobs, and Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs resided on a farm north of Rochelle until about four years ago, when they moved to this city. Besides her parents and husband she leaves two children, John and Ella, aged 7 and 4. She also leaves to mourn her loss, five brothers and two sisters. The sympathy of the entire community is extended the sorrow stricken family.

Card of Thanks. The undersigned desires to publicly thank the friends and neighbors for their kind assistance during the illness, death and funeral of his wife, also for the many beautiful floral offerings. Avery Jacobs

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At an early hour Sunday, occurred the death of the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Avery Jacobs, residing near Kings. The little one had been ailing only a few days, and its demise has cast a pall of sadness over the home. The funeral services were held Tuesday, interment taken place at the White Rock Cemetery.

Card of Thanks Mr. and Mrs. Avery Jacobs desire to thank the neighbors and friends who assisted them, and by their acts of kindness and words of sympathy did all in their power to console them in their late bereavement, caused by the death of their little daughter. ==========================================================

Geertje Groen Jacobs

It has pleased God according to his wise-will to call my dear wife, Gertje Everts [Groen], suddenly back into Eternity. She was born on March 18, 1884 at Marienhafe, Ostfriesland. She was brought by her parents to this country in 1889. In 1903 she entered into marriage with Evert Jacobs. She was the mother of three children, one of whom preceded the mother in death. She died from appendicitis, after severe suffering, on the evening of April 30. She was buried with many in attendance on May 3 in the White Rock Cemetery Pastor W. R. Mundhenke preached the funeral sermon.

She was 27 years, 1 month, and 12 days old at the time of her death. She leaves behind her deeply saddened husband, children, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, all of whom mourn her early passing. Evert Jacobs and children Gerhard Groen and wife and all the other relatives. Rochelle, Illinois

SOURCE: "Ostfriesische Nachrichten" published in Breda, Iowa by the Pastor L. Hundling from 1882 to the time of his death and then by others until the 1950's. Translated by the Rev. Kenneth H. De Wall of Bethalto, Illinois

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GOD'S WAYS ARE DIFFERENT THAN OUR WAYS

MEENE GROEN

Son of Gerhard and Hilke Groen, was born on February 13, 1895 and was baptized on May 5, 1895 in Elim Reformed Church.

In the year 1917, he was drafted in the Army and was sent to France. The 24th of October 1918, he died in the hospital due to gas poisoning. He was buried on foreign soil.

In February 1921, his parents expressed their wishes to have his body brought home and on the 25th, with a large attendance, he was buried with military honors.

He now rests in the family plot in the White Rock Cemetery. He reached the age of 23 years, 8 months, and 11 days. He is mourned by his parents, four brothers, and two sisters.

The sad day when you left us has returned again. The pain is bearing down on us and the tears are flowing again. It has been two years since you left us, but not the parting pain....it is still with us. Many tears have been cried since death stopped your heart. Like lightning, your death struck us. In full bloom you had to leave us. The pain is so deep that we still cannot believe it.

In the name of the family, F. H., Kroesche Minister

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Gerhard Dirks Groen

River Yields Body of Clammer After 8 Days

The body of George Groen, 48, 3121 River Blvd., who drowned July 1 when his clamming boat overturned and sank in Rock River near the sanitary district plant south of Rockford, was recovered by the deputy sheriffs Sunday after it had been sighted by Julius Henry at 6:50 a.m. three miles south of Camp Grant near the Cedarquist farm, on which Henry resides. Coroner David L. Klontz took charge of the body, which later was removed to Unger funeral home at Rochelle. Weighted down by an outboard motor, the clamming boat sank immediately. E. F. Elmore, 43, 509 Sargent Street, who was in the boat with Groen, swam to a small island, from which he was rescued by deputy sheriffs. E. Swanberg, residing near the scene, witnessed the tragedy and assisted in the rescue of Elmore. Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the White Rock Elim Reformed Church in Ogle county near Rochelle with the Rev. John Ailts, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements were completed at the Unger Funeral Home, Rochelle. A native of Rochelle, Groen was born May 20, 1897. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Edna Groen and Mrs. Viola Meyer, both of Rockford, and two brothers, Dick, Rochelle, and Fred, White Rock Township. Following the death 15 years ago of his first wife, Dora Nottelmann, mother of his two children, he was remarried.

Note: Also surviving but not listed in the above notice were a sister Antje [Annie]Bucher of Ashton and another brother Warner [Warnie] Dirks Groen of Davis Junction. Antje Groen Bucher

Submitted by Gail Meyer Kilgore

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Lucas K. Hayenga was born November 27, 1840, at Fisquard, Germany. In 1861 he married Miss Meimke Backer. This union was blessed with two sons and one daughter. His first wife died in 1868, and in the year 1871 he married Mrs. Ida Alderks, nee Bruns; two sons and four daughters were born to them, one of the latter dying in infancy. He immigrated to this country with his family in 1884 and lived in Ogle County 27 years.

The deceased suffered considerable during the past twenty years from kidney trouble and rheumatism, which disabled him, but he bore his affliction patiently, maintaining Christian sentiments, and diligently sought the privileges of the house of God.

Several weeks ago he had a stroke of paralysis, which aggrevated his kidney trouble into an uremic condition, resulting in his death on October 13, 1911 at 12:15 p.m. in the presence of his wife and children, aged 70 years, 10 months and 16 days.

Besides his wife, Mr. Hayenga is survived by two brothers, Peter Hayenga, of Holstein, Wisconsin, and Rudolph Hayenga, of Sheldon, Wisconsin; eight children and three step-children, as follows. Jacob Hayenga, of Adeline; Mason, of Oregon, Manno and Lucas, of near Rochelle; Mrs. Ida Demes, of Chicago; Mrs. Anna Luepkes, of Byron, Ill.; Mrs.Gertrude Hendricks, of Kings Ill.; Mrs. Grace (Alderks) Faust, of Kings; Harm Alderks and Hi Alderks, of near Chana. Illinois.

Funeral services were held last Sunday, October 15th, at 2 p.m., at Elim Ref. Church, Rev. W.R. Mundhenke officiating, and a large concourse of people attended, showing their last token of respect to the dead, who was laid to rest in the White Rock Center Cemetery in the hope of a glorious resurrection.

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The Republican (Oregon, Illinois)

November 18, 1931

Beloved Mother Called From Life Monday

The death of Mrs. Robert Mammen, esteemed resident of this community for many years, occurred at the home on South Fourth Street, in this city, Monday morning, about eleven o'clock. Mrs. Mammen had been in failing health for some time due to her advanced age. Her maiden name was Stella Stomberg and she was born in Ostfriesland, Germany, January 3, 1856. Her marriage to Gearhart Mammenga occurred in 1880 and they came to America in 1890, locating in Oregon, where in 1898, Mr. Mammenga died. In 1900, she married Robert Mammen, who with her five sons survive to mourn the passing of a devoted wife and mother. The sons are Enno, Frank and Claus F. Mammenga, residing in Oregon; Fred residing in Kings and M. G. Mammenga at Grundy Center, Iowa; also two sisters of the deceased, Mrs. Andrew Stork of Dyke, Iowa and Mrs. Abraham of Wolf Point, Montana; also fifteen grandchildren. The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon, from the home at twelve o'clock and at one-thirty from the German Reformed Church east of Oregon, of which church the deceased was for many years a member. Interment in the cemetery adjacent to the church. Mrs. Mammen was an estimable women, a devoted wife and mother, and a considerate friend and neighbor, beloved by many whom her passing bereaves.



========================================================== FORRESTON JOURNAL Thursday, June 28, 1945

Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Wm. O. Reints

Mrs. William O. Reints, nee Alla Huisenga, daughter of Dick and Gertie Huisenga, was born near Davis Junction, Ill., on June 13, 1867, and passed away at her home in Forreston, after a lingering illness on June 25, 1945, having reached the age of 78 years and 12 days.

On December 23, 1885, she was united in marriage to Wm. O. Reints at Carroll, Iowa. Mr. Reints passed away Jan. 8, 1928. To this union seven children were born, on of whom, a son, died in infancy.

Mrs. Reints had resided in this community her entire life except for a few years residence in Iowa.

Those of the immediate family surviving are the six children: Mrs. Gertie Moring of Freeport, Mrs. Emma Eilders of Harvey, Mrs. Winnie Rosenbaum and Willie of Forreston, Dick of Egan and Mrs. Alice Stukenberg of near Adeline. There are 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She also leaves two sisters and a brother, Mrs. Lizzie Krull, Rushmore, Minn., Mrs. Jennie Krenzien and Claus Huisenga of Lake View, Iowa.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from the home and the First Evangelical Church, Rev. F. K. Mertz officiating. Burial was in White Oak.

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Richard Wilhlem Meyer 78, passed away quietly in the home of his daughter on April 17, 2000 in Casa Grande, AZ. He moved to Casa Grande five years ago from Golden, CO.

Mr. Meyer was born in Byron Twp., Ogle Co., IL the 8th son of Thomas Evert Meyer and Antonie Wilhelmina Marie Kruger Meyer on June 12, 1921.

He attended school in Cherry Valley and Rockford, IL. He entered the Civil Conservation Corp. at the age of 18 and was stationed in Mountain Home, ID. He was a volunteer fireman for the Rock River Fire District in Rockford.

In 1959, he moved his family to Twin Lakes, CO and then to Buena Vista, CO. He was an avid outdoors man and loved fishing and hunting. He belonged to the Byers No. 152 A. F. & A. M. and was a member of the Ironworker's Local #24 in Denver, CO.

He is survived by his sister, Mary Freville of Buena Vista, CO and his daughters, Gail [John] Meyer Kilgore of Casa Grande, AZ and Marilyn E. Vazquez of Buena Vista, CO, his two son's Richard [Michele] Wilhelm Meyer II of Glendale, AZ and Gerhardt [Allana} Karl Meyer of Lodi, OH. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Lynne Marie Dahl, Durango, CO; James Kevin Irwin, Loveland, CO; Michael Patrick Irwin, Colorado Springs, CO; Richard Andrew Irwin, Twin Lakes, CO; William Shawn Irwin, Bagdad, AZ; Dawn Kristine Gabbard, Glendale, AZ; Richard Wilhelm Meyer III, El Mirage, AZ; Misty Rachelle Vazquez, Irvine, CA; Jaime Lynne Vazquez, Colorado Springs, CO; Eryn Martha Meyer, Littleton, CO and Lauryn Ann Meyer, Lodi, OH and 17 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Herman, Thomas, Arthur, Henry, Eberhardt, Herbert, Ernest and Edward and two sisters Anna and Katie.

Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. April 21, 2000 at the Oak Street Chapel at Oak Street and Gunnison in Buena Vista, CO. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Buena Vista, CO.

In leu of flowers donations can be made to the RTA Hospice, 177 W. Cottonwood Lane, Casa Grande, AZ 85222.

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MRS. BEERS DEAD OF HEART ATTACK

Mrs. Anna Beers, 88, died suddenly on Monday night at 8 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bryon Taylor, eight miles northwest of Kirkland, death resulting from a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the White Rock Center church, near Rochelle, and burial will be in the White Rock Center Cemetery.

Mrs. Beers was born in [Wirdum] Germany and came to this country in 1883, thereafter making her home in Ogle county near Rochelle most of her life. She had lived with her daughter for about a year.

There survive three [two] sons, Conrad, Holcomb and John of Santa Cruz, Calif., three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Reints of Morris, Minn., Mrs. Bryon Taylor and Mrs. Albert Seipts, both living near Kirkland, 26 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren.

Died: 11 Mar 1935 Buried: 13 Mar 1935

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Mrs. Minnie Reints

Mrs. Minnie Reints highly esteemed resident of Darnen township for the past 43 years, died at the Stevens County Hospital on Friday, November 9 [1945]. She was 75 years of age and had been in poor health for the past three years.

Minnie Frances Beers was born in Verdun [Wirdum], Germany, on October 10, 1870, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Beers. The family came to the United States in 1882, making their home in Illinois, and there she grew to young womanhood. She was united in marriage to Henry J. Reints at Rockford, Illinois on January 30, 1888. Following their marriage they took up their residence in Nebraska, living there for six years and then returning again to Illinois. Eight years later they came to Stevens county to make their home on a farm in Darnen.

Mrs. Reints was preceded in death by her husband, who passed away on August 22, 1929.

Left to mourn her death are the following daughters and sons: Mrs. Nellie Mayor of Clearwater, Calif., Raymond Reints of Monroe Center, Ill., Mrs. Annie Wickstrom of Morris [MN], Ernest Reints of Morris, Bud Reints of Morris, Floyd Reints of Morris, and Dorothy Reints of Morris. Seven children preceded her in death. Surviving her also are eleven grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Betty Seipts of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs Frances Taylor of Fairdale, Ill.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from the Olson Chapel. The Reverend Royal J. Gibson, pastor of the Federated church, officiated at the rites. Interment was in Summitt Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Herman Neitzel, Emil Kroening, Ed Wagner, Robert Ross, Arnold Fuchs, and John Lindenberger.

Those from a distance who were her to attend the funeral were Mrs. Nellie Mayor of Clearwater, Calif., Raymond Reints of Monroe Center, Ill., Mrs. Bettie Seipts of Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Frances Taylor of Fairdale, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Jake Poppingo of Canby.

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Father of Rockford Women Summoned

Holcomb, Ill. June 4 [1941]

Conrad Beer, 68, died at his home at 8 a.m. today following a lingering illness.

Mr. Beer was born in Germany, Feb 17, 1873, and at the age of 10 he came to the United States with his parents. He had resided in Holcomb for a number of years.

Surviving are his widow, the former Ella Hendricks, whom he married Dec. 11, 1895; four daughters, Mrs. Anna Winterland of Monroe Center, Mrs. Jennie Pohl and Mrs. Ira Finley, both of Rockford, and Mrs Hannah Stucker of Malta; and three sisters, Mrs Minnie Reints of Morris, Minn., Mrs. Frances Taylor and Mrs. Bettie Seipts, both of Monroe Center. Three children preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the home and at 2 p.m. at Elim Reformed Church at White Rock. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Source: Family source

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