Ivy Faith Drinkall, 5 months old, passed away, July 16, 2013, at CGH. Hospital in Sterling, Illinois. Ivy was born February 18, 2013, in Monroe, Wisconsin, the daughter of Adam and Jennifer (Hughes) Drinkall..
Ivy is survived by her parents Adam and Jennifer Drinkall of Milledgeville, Ill. Two sisters; Lili Grace Drinkall and June Hope Drinkall; paternal grandparents, Keith and Anita Drinkall of Oswego, IL., maternal grandparents Bill and Kathy Hughes of Freeport, Marilyn Hughes of Kansasville, WI.; and maternal great grandmother Frances Heiserman of Decatur, IL.
Ivy was preceded in death by her paternal great grandparents and maternal great grandparents.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday July 20, in Forreston Grove Church 7246 N Freeport Rd Forreston, IL. Pastor Jeremy Cheezum will officiate There will be a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the Church. Burial will be in Forreston Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for new playground equipment for the Milledgeville Schools in Ivy’s memory. Please sign the guestbook or leave a memory at www.burketubbs.com. 815-233-0613.
Helen Iske, age 95 of Lanark, Illinois, went to be with her Savior on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Manor Court of Freeport, Freeport, Illinois. A private family graveside service was held on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 in the Lanark Cemetery. A public memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the First Brethren Church, Lanark. Memorials may be given to the First Brethren Church of Lanark, Freeport Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Alumni Nursing Scholarship or FHN Hospice in Helen’s memory. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com.
Helen was born on February 16, 1918, the daughter of Earl and Maude (Hawk) Lego in Freeport, Illinois. She attended Lanark High School and graduated with the Class of 1936. She then attended Brown’s School of Business in Freeport. Helen married Emerson Iske on November 30, 1940 in Lanark. After they were married, Helen and Emerson moved to to the Iske homestead on Brookville Road, where they farmed and raised their family. In 1969, their son Ron and his wife Gretchen came back home to take over the family farm. Shortly after Ron and Gretchen returned home, Helen and Emerson moved to Lanark. Emerson died on October 26, 1997.
Helen was a homemaker who cherished taking care of her family. Helen was an active member of the First Brethren Church, Lanark. She served as a deacon, treasurer, Sunday school teacher as well as being active in the Women’s Missionary Society. She was also a member of the Carroll County Farm Bureau. Helen enjoyed latch hook, ceramics, musicals at Timberlake Playhouse, attending craft shows and shopping with her daughter, Joanne. She enjoyed canning and freezing food for her family. She also took pride in caring for her home and yard. Most of all, Helen treasured spending time with her family and friends.
Helen will be dearly missed by her daughter, Joanne (Lincoln) Arnold of Freeport; five grandchildren, William (Michelle) Iske of Lanark, Christan Arnold of Troutdale, Oregon, Renea (Brad) Witt of Lanark, Rebecca (Dennis) Hatfield of Elizabeth and Bethany (Chris Cahoon) Arnold-Sullivan of Orangeville, Illinois; ten great grandchildren, Jacob, Grant, Gage and Jett Iske of Lanark, Jenessa, Hannah and Reid Witt of Lanark, Trey, Braydy and Whitney Sullivan of Orangeville and Cailey and Alyse Cahoon of Orangeville; special family friends, April Curtis and Callie and Austin of Troutdale.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson; son, Ron Iske; daughter in-law, Gretchen Iske and two sisters, Dorothy Bleck and Lavone Buss.
Helen Ione Fritz
Helen Ione (Kingery) Fritz, age 86, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois died Monday, July 15, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Mt. Carroll. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mt. Carroll. Visitation will be held 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Helen’s memory to the Good Samaritan Society, Mt. Carroll.
Stan “Coach” McCrudden, age 80 of Thomson, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday May 22, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. Cremation rights have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Tipton Auction Service, 3001 IL Route 84, Thomson. A memorial scholarship for a graduating West Carroll senior will be established