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Stena Warne

Stena-Warne

Date Of Birth

Jul-21-1935

Date of Death

Jul-05-2018

City

Yorkville

State

IL

Country

USA

Stena Warne, age 82, of Yorkville, passed away on July 5, 2018, with her loving partner, John and cherished caretaker, Laura. Stena was born on July 21, 1935, in Geneva, IL to proud parents Sten and Marjorie (Allen) Anderson. Stena grew up in Elburn on a dairy farm. She talked of her mother also raising chickens, which provided food for the family. She attended Elburn High School where she was a cheerleader and active in softball. Before finishing high school, she married William G. Warne and began a family with her first child, Gideon and then 7 years later, Tena. When Gideon was a young child, Stena finished high school requirements by completing her GED and then pursued a passion for beauty by attending the School for Cosmetology in DeKalb. She was very proud to be a licensed beautician and opened a shop in her home, “Stena’s Shop of Hairstyling”. Several years later, The Warne Family dairy barns were condemned by the State of Illinois in order to complete construct...

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Edna Harnack

Edna-Harnack

Date Of Birth

Jul-01-1923

Date of Death

Jun-29-2018

City

Kaneville

State

IL

Country

USA

Edna M. Harnack, 94, passed away peacefully, Friday, June 29, 2018, in her favorite spot watching her beloved sports teams at her home in Kaneville, IL. Edna was born at home in Smethwick, England, in June of 1923, to proud parents Henry and Lillian (Lane) Partridge. She had a very happy childhood with her six siblings where there was always lots of love and laughter throughout their home.Edna attended the local schools until the age of 16. In 1939, the outbreak of WWII came to her family’s door step. She was immediately thrust out of school into the British Pen’s factory where she made machine gun clips and ammunition to help with the war effort. Edna was more than happy to help in the factory; the men fighting in the war were her heroes and she truly valued their efforts. Life was very hard in the surrounding towns. Day after day as the blitzes covered England, Edna would spend many nights in the bomb shelter to avoid the bombs. During this time, the children of England became ad...

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Margaret Flood

Margaret-Flood

Date Of Birth

Jan-11-1943

Date of Death

Jun-27-2018

City

Pingree Grove

State

IL

Country

USA

Margaret Flood (nee Courtney) age 75, passed away on June 27, 2018. She was a native of Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. She was a devoted mother of Brian Flood, Yvonne (Gary) Thommes, Courtney (William Braunshausen) Finn, and Sheila (Jeff Gorman) Flood. She is also survived by her brother Cornelius (the late Noleen) Courtney; adored grandmother to eight, and dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Bridie Courtney, cherished aunt, Chriss (late Paddy) Cronin, dear sisters, Joan “Maura” (late John “Sean”) Riordan, Breda Courtney, her brother Patrick (Sandra) Courtney, and beloved granddaughter Molly Gorman. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation services were handled with care by Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, IL. For more information, please call 630-365-6414....

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Theresa Mangers

Theresa-Mangers

Date Of Birth

May-18-1927

Date of Death

Jun-06-2018

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Theresa C. Mangers, age 91, of Elburn, IL, passed away in the evening of Wednesday, June 6, 2018 surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. Theresa was born in Roseland, NE, on May 18, 1927, to proud parents Harry and Helena (Miller) Klein. She attended Cloverdale Country School and graduated from Roseland High School. After graduation, Theresa attended Hastings College, where she took the required courses to teach. Theresa taught all 8 grades in a one room school house. As fate would have it, Theresa was attending a night out dancing at Libs Park in Hastings, and ran in to Richard “Rick” Mangers. They danced the night away and swayed into a two year courtship, after which they were engaged to marry. Before they could have their wedding day, Rick was called by the Army to serve. Upon his return, Theresa and Rick were united in marriage December 28, 1946 on a cold and snowy day. In 1949, the happily married couple decided to start a family of their own and made their h...

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Larry Cornell

Larry -Cornell

Date Of Birth

Mar-29-1939

Date of Death

May-22-2018

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Larry Cornell, age 79, of Elburn, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and support of his family, in the early morn-ing hours of Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Delnor Hospital, Geneva, IL. He was born March 29, 1939, in Bertha, MN, to proud parents, Alvie and Esther (Nelson) Cornell. Larry grew up in Bertha and attended the local school. Very early on, he knew his life call-ing was to drive trucks. For many years, Larry delivered newspapers for the Minneapolis Star and hocked pop at the local high school games, with all the money going into savings. His parents owned a local grocery store, so Larry also spent time making deliveries and announcing new deals and pro-duce for the Sunshine Grocery. He graduated from Bertha-Hewitt High School with the class of 1957. The bonds he made during this time would last a lifetime. Even into his last days, he kept in touch with many of his classmates. He made his presence known in the band, playing the French Horn and also...

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Pauline Peterson

Pauline-

Date Of Birth

Jun-27-1925

Date of Death

May-08-2018

City

Geneva

State

IL

Country

USA

Pauline Peterson, age 92, of Geneva, passed away in the evening hours of May 8, 2018, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. Pauline was born on June 27, 1925, to proud parents Victor and Myrtle (Johnson) Flint. In 1936, Pauline and her family moved to Geneva, IL to live on a farm. Pauline attended Geneva schools and graduated from Geneva High School in 1942 as Valedictorian. She was a very good typist and was swift with shorthand while at school. Upon graduation, Pauline went to work at the First National Bank of Geneva where she trained the future Vice President of the bank. One of Pauline’s favorite things to do in the evening was to go dancing. She would go out on the floor and dance endlessly. One evening, as fate would have it, she caught the eye of Einar W. Peterson. It was love at first sight, but the dance and the courtship had to be postponed while Einar served in the U.S. Navy. Upon his return, Einar called Pauline to say, “I’m back”; and they were united...

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Regan Henderson

Regan-

Date Of Birth

Nov-03-1951

Date of Death

May-05-2018

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Regan Henderson, age 66, of Elburn, IL, passed away in the morning hours of May 5, 2018, in the loving home of his family in Elburn. Regan was born on November 3, 1951, to proud parents Claude and Doris (Rhodes) Henderson. He attended Elburn Elementary School and graduated from Kaneland High School in the class of 1969. He played drums in the school band beginning in elementary school, and continued all the way through high school. Regan also played on local baseball teams and was very proud of his pitching abilities. He was an avid Boy Scout, as well. As a teenager, Regan applied his ability and love for playing the drums, playing in two local bands, Denver Green and Mercy Steele. During the times he was playing with various bands, he made many long lasting friendships. After moving out of Illinois, Regan also continued to play his drums and play in bands. Playing his drums was a lifelong passion and joy for Regan. Regan was married to Sharol Witt and blessed with their son, Brian. Be...

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Jean Hedmark

Jean -Hedmark

Date Of Birth

Jan-30-1964

Date of Death

Apr-22-2018

City

Batavia

State

IL

Country

USA

Jean E. Hedmark, age 54, of Batavia, passed away into the gentle arms of her Savior, Sunday, April 22, 2018. She was born January 30, 1964, in Geneva, IL, to proud parents, Fred and Bobbie Jean (Phillips) Hedmark. Their only child and “miracle baby,” she came into this world in the autumn of Fred and Bobbie’s life and was dearly cherished. Fred and Bobbie’s joy at the birth of their daughter was shared by an extended family that included close friends Alberta Grace (“Bert”) and Rae Wheeler (“Nida”). Rarely was there an important time in Jean’s life when Bert and Nida were not present. Jean grew up in Batavia and attended local schools, including the beautiful historic Louise White School. She graduated from Batavia High School in 1982. She had a large circle of friends, was an honor student, and played flute in the marching band. Jean earned her undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and went on to complete a Masters in Speech and Language Pat...

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Bill Brennan

Bill-Brennan

Date Of Birth

Mar-01-1930

Date of Death

Apr-21-2018

City

Maple Park

State

IL

Country

USA

William “Bill” J. Brennan, age 88, of Maple Park, IL passed away on April 21, 2018, with the love and prayers of his family. He is now in the arms of his Savior and awaits the resurrection.Bill was born in Rochelle, IL, on March 1, 1930 to proud parents John and Helen Brennan. Bill grew up in Rochelle and attended local schools. Since he was the height of a grasshopper, Bill had a love for golf like no other. He came from a family of golfers and continued the proud tradition. During high school, Bill became a Pro at the Rockford Country Club, but got his nickname, “Spit-Ball”, from his play on the baseball diamond. Following graduation, Bill attended Arizona State for a short time but his love of golf called him back to Rochelle. The first meeting between Clara Francis Keenan and Bill, came not from chance, but a stroke of fate, along with a little help from Fran’s aunt. It was love at first sight for Bill, and although it may have been the same for her, Fran played “hard...

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Mindy Nelson

Mindy-Nelson

Date Of Birth

Apr-05-1957

Date of Death

Apr-14-2018

City

St. Charles

State

IL

Country

USA

Melinda “Mindy” Nelson, age 61 of St. Charles, formerly of Elburn, passed away at home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, Saturday, April 14, 2018. She was born April 5, 1957, in Aurora, IL, to proud parents, Ancil and Vivian (Spurgin) Benge. Mindy grew up in Elburn and attended Kaneland Schools. She was blessed with a son early in life and welcomed home Joshua Benge in 1974. Later she would complete her education and attend the Copley School of Nursing. Her family grew to include Stormy and Lindsey made the family complete 1987. Mindy and Victor Nelson were united in marriage on January 25, 1985 in the midst of a snow storm. It had snowed so bad, it took a loader to clear a path to even get out of the driveway, but nothing was going to get in the way of their new beginning. They made their home on Pouley Rd. for a time before moving to St. Charles. Eventually the whole family settled in Elburn in 1990 to help take care of her parents. Other stops included West...

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