Kevin M. Koetz, 43, of Princeton, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in LaSalle.
Kevin’s family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of The Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Face coverings are required.
Setsuko “Deko” Miller, 81, of Tiskilwa, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 in Unity Point, Peoria.
Private services will be at a later date. Interment will be held at Mt. Bloom Cemetery, Tiskilwa, at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for her family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Deko was born on September 14, 1939 in Okinawa, Japan. She was raised by her grandmother. She had worked at Jostens for 30 years. She married David L. Miller on November 25, 1960 in Okinawa, Japan.
She was a member of the Tiskilwa Community Church, the Church Women’s Group, the Garden Club, and the Tiskilwa Community Association.
She is survived by: her husband, David L. Miller of Tiskilwa; her son, Dennis L. (Phyllis) Miller of Mattoon; 3 grandchildren, Audra, Kanon, and Rachel; and several brothers and sisters in Japan.
She was preceded in death by: her parents.
Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.
Verena Elizabeth Pike,98, of Princeton, passed away on Thursday, Feburary 11, 2021 in her home.
A service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for her family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Verena was born on August 2, 1922 to Bernard and Helen (Schulte) Wempe. She married Lawrence Hilmes on July 26, 1943 in Breese, Illinois, he passed away on July 19, 1972. She married Adrian Pike on July 8, 1978 in Princeton, he passed away on June 1, 1997. She had worked for Jostens in Princeton.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and Lidyia Circle. She and her husband, Adrian, sponsored a Cambodian family. She loved to sew, crochet, garden and make quilts. She made a quilt for all of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She is survived by: her two daughters, Mary Ann (Eugene) Howard of Breese, Illinois and Geraldine (Kent) Purvis of Princeton; 4 sons, Lawrence (Donna) Hilmes, Jr., of Mendota, Cletus (Peg) Hilmes of Belleville, Walter (Lucinda) Hilmes of New Bedford, and Gerald (Penny) Hilmes of New Baden; Verna was blessed with 22 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; and 6 step great grandchildren; 2 step sons, Larry (Sandy) Pike of Marco Island, Florida, Paul (Julie) Pike of Ottawa; 1 step daughter, Sandy (Paul) Martin; and her brother, Bernard (Joanne) Wempe.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husbands Lawrence and Adrian; 1 great granddaughter, Jordan Purvis; 2 great grandsons, Maverick Howard and Caleb Conrath; 2 brothers Virgil Wempe and Slyvester Wempe; 1 stepson, Kenneth (Juanita) Pike; and 1 stepdaughter, Debra (Pike) Hamilton.
Elaine Bergin, 94, of Princeton, passed away on Thursday, Feburary 11, 2021 in Greenfield of Princeton.
Private in the Chapel of The Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, with Pastor Derek Boggs of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Princeton, officiating. Interment will be held in the Oakland Cemetery, Princeton. A Celebration of Elaine's life will be held at a later date. Private online condolences may be left for her family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Elaine was born on February 17, 1926 in Princeton to James A. and Amy (Jenkins) Davis. She was a graduate of Wyanet High School. She was assistant vice president of new accounts at the First State Bank of Princeton. She married Carl A. Bergin on July 3, 1947 in Chicago.
She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Princeton, she volunteered for Mobile Meals at Perry Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed her Tuesday morning coffee group.
She is survived by: her daughter, Marcia (Jack) Kalman of Rock Island; 2 grandchildren, Krista (Dan) Davis and Erik (Erin) Kalman; 3 great grandchildren, Andrew, Sloane and Alex; nieces and nephews; and a special family friend, Janice Wamhoff.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Carl on March 16, 2005; 1 son, Kimball; 3 sisters, Mabel Cass, Norma Stevens and Jane Bacorn; a brother, Jim Davis; and 3 nephews.
Memorials may be directed to the Evangelical Covenant Church, Princeton; or the Friends of Strays.
Theresa “Terry” Connolly, 88, of Cherry, passed away on Thursday, January 7, in The Cottages of New Lenox.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry, with Rev. Patrick Fixsen officiating. Interment will follow in the Holy Trinity Miners Memorial Cemetery, Cherry. Her family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of the Fiocchi Funeral Home, Cherry. Face coverings will be required along with social distancing. Private online condolences may be left for her family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Terry was born on November 25, 1932 in Peoria to Arthur and Della (Reiferscheid) Shryock. She graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing, DePaul, with her masters in Nursing Education.
She married John “Jack” Connolly in St. Bernard Church, Peoria. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry.
She is survived by her son: Michael (Laurie) Connolly of Romeoville; 3 grandchildren, John, Christopher and Matthew Connolly; her siblings, Sr. Mary Shryock C.S.J. of St. Louis, Missouri, and Joseph (Nancy) Shryock of Chillicothe; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by: Her husband, Jack, on August 11, 1992; and her daughter, Mary Kelly Connolly on March 28, 2009.
Richard L. Koch passed away December 18, 2020, on his 90th birthday, at Aperion Care in Princeton.
Dick was born December 18, 1930 in La Moille, Illinois to Leo and Mable (Rapp) Koch.
He was a 1949 graduate of La Moille High School. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the Army from 1952 to 1954. Dick was a truck driver most of his life. He began by driving livestock to Chicago for his father's trucking business in La Moille and ended his driving career, retiring from E.J. Cattani and Son in Ladd.
Dick is survived by his two daughters, Pamela (Ron Hanley) Parker and Paula (Rick) Lucas. Also surviving is his brother, Fred (Darlene) Koch; nieces and nephews; and a special stepgranddaughter, Ashley Pantenberg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Eleanor Bonnell and Virginia McCollum; and also, the mother of his children, Mary Koch.
There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service will be held at the Greenfield Cemetery in La Moille on Saturday, January 9th at 10:30 a.m. Reverend Ryan Sutton from the Princeton First United Methodist Church will be officiating.
Memorials may be directed to the La Moille Fire Department or Princeton First United Methodist Church.
Richard Warfield,69, of Magnolia, passed away on Friday, December 25, in his home.
A Celebration of Richard’s life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for his family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Richard was born on August 8, 1951in Princeton to Willard and Evelyn (Jaggers) Warfield. He served in the United States Marine Corps in the Vietnam war. He was a member of the NRA.
He is survived by: his children, Autumn (Jesse) Meier of Kernanville, North Carolina, Shawn Warfield of Oglesby, and Willard Warfield of Alton; and 3 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his sister, Pamila Lafferty; and his brother, Roger Warfield.
Sheila I. Shurlow, 75, of Toulon, passed away on Saturday, December 19, in Toulon Health Center.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for his family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com
Sheila was born on January 7, 1945 in LaSalle to David and Geraldine (Neff) White. She married Gerald Shurlow on June 25, 1966 in Bureau. She enjoyed spending time with her family and made friends with everyone she was in contact with. She enjoyed playing bingo and penny pinch.
She is survived by: her children, Gerald (Dawn) Shurlow of Wentzville, Missouri, Brian (Olga) Shurlow of Glendale, Arizona, Lori (Tim) Catton of Wyanett; her brother, Gary (Lois) White of Oak Forest; her sister, Terry (Kerry) Boehle of Princeton; her grandchildren, Christina and Brian Jr. of Glendale, Arizona, Kenneth Catton of Rockford, and Austin and Kaitlyn Catton of Wyanett; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded by: her husband, Gerald Shurlow on February 14, 1976; her parents and grandparents.
Memorials may be directed to her family.
Joyce Marie Hoscheid, 83, of Cherry, passed away on Sunday, December 6, in Royal Oaks Care Center, Kewanee.
Private services will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with interment in Holy Trinity Miners Memorial Cemetery, Cherry. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi Funeral Home, Cherry. Private online condolences may be left for Joyce’s family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com
Joyce was born on August 4, 1937 in Highland Park to Arthur and Mary (Ugolini) Piacenti. She was a class of 1955 graduate of Hall Township High School. She married Ronald Hoscheid on November 23, 1957 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry. She sold Avon for over 30 years, had worked at the Cherry Post Office and the State Bank of Cherry.
She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry, and a past member of the Church Altar and Rosary Society.
She is survived by : her husband, Ronald Hoscheid of Cherry; her daughter, Lynne Doyle of Peru; her son, Steve (Ruth) Hoscheid of Cherry; 2 grandchildren, Kristen (Nick) Green , and Tom (Kate) Doyle; a great granddaughter, Aubree Doyle; her brother, Jack (Liz) Piacenti of Tiskilwa; and her sister, Mary Ann (Joe) Boroski of Spring Valley.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; and her brother, Jim Piacenti.
Melvin F. Tyne, 81, of Tiskilwa, passed away on Saturday, November 28, in his home.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, December 21, at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tiskilwa, with Deacon Fred Sims officiating. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for his family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Melvin was born on April 19, 1939 in Waterman to Floyd J. and Adele M. Tyne. He was a class of 1957 graduate of Tiskilwa High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps, having obtained the rank of Corporal, in Communications as a Teletype Operator.
He was a lifelong farmer, retiring after 51 years in 2012.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Tiskilwa, and St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton; the Princeton Moose Lodge 1339 and the Bureau County Farm Bureau. He served as Trustee for the Indiantown Township Board.
He is survived by : his son, Kent (Whitney) Tyne of Lake Thunderbird; his daughter, Catherine Tyne-Marzetta of Lakewood Ranch, Florida; 3 grandchildren, Tyler and Dillon Tyne and Michael Marzetta; his sister, Virginia (Cris) Crisafulli of Niceville, Florida; and his brother, Jim (Ellen) Tyne of DeKalb.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials may be directed to the LaSalle Vitas Hospice.
HAROLD LEE BULLINGTON
On Friday, November 13, 2020, Harold Lee Bullington, age 93 of Princeton, went home to be with his Lord and Savior. Harold was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Harold was born on March 12, 1927 in Henry, Illinois to Harold Jacob Bullington and Vera Elizabeth Vail. At a young age Harold had a love for motorcycles and cars, and at age 14, he had the opportunity to drive brand new Ford cars from Detroit, MI to his father’s Ford Dealership in Henry. In 1945 he enlisted in the United States Navy serving on the U.S.S. Randolph as a photographer for the Goodwill Tour and received an honorable discharge in 1948.
On March 6, 1949, he married Eva Ferne Rowe. Together they raised five children, Michael (Audrey), Susan (Butch Friel), Kevin (Jill), Brian (Diane) and Jill (Jeff Schenck). Harold was a member of the Princeton Bible Church. Harold enjoyed farming, as well as wood working, hunting, fishing and bowling. He was employed as an electrician at B.F. Goodrich in Henry where he retired in 1993. After the death of his
wife, Eva Ferne, he married Mary Ann Hubbard on October 4, 1997.
He is survived by all his children, two step-children, David Hubbard (Beth) and Cindy (Jerry House); one sister, Jeanette Stedman; one sister-in-law, Eunice McCauley; 11 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Ardis Cutter and both wives.
A graveside service will be held at the Henry Cemetery on Tuesday, November 17 at 1 pm.
For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whosoever believes
in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Arthur "Coopie" Nelson
On Tuesday, October 27, 2020, Arthur (Coopie) A. Nelson, age 85, a loving husband, father, grandfather,
and great grandfather, went to be with the Lord.
Coopie was born on December 17, 1934 in Peoria, Illinois to O.K.M. and Zella (Bidner) Nelson. In 1957
he joined the U.S. Army and served our country, including a deployment to Korea, until 1959.
On June 7, 1957, he married Virginia (Sissel) Dorf and raised five children; Julie (Randy Foster), Janet
(Mark Stocking), Amy (Mark Manning), James (Andrea) and Phillip (Wendy).
On January 20, 1978, he married Dee Ann (Brokaw) and added six more children to his quiver; Kimberly
(Scott Hixon), Jacque (Bradley Waller), Julie (Daniel Bitting), Mike (Dalila) Brokaw, Kelly Fisher, and Kevin
Coopie is survived by all of his children, 30 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and
nephews. Preceding him in death are his parents, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.
Along with being a skilled cabinet maker, carpenter, and woodworker, Coopie had a passion for Jesus
and God’s Word. He was a member of Gideons International for 30 years and attended the church he
helped plant in 1980; Christ New Covenant Church of the Open Bible in Lacon, Illinois. He loved to sing
of God’s mercies and blessings and consistently praised God for His creation. He can now join the
Apostle Paul in saying, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now
there is in store for me the crown of righteousness…” ~ 2 Timothy 4:7
A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, 208 South Euclid
Avenue, Princeton, IL 61356 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Community Church, 145 West
Main Street, Tiskilwa, IL.
Masks required or no admittance.
Willem Kremer, 94, of Princeton, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 in his home.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton.
ANNA MARIE JEGGLIE
Anna Marie Jegglie, 86, of Ladd, passed away on Sunday, in her home, surrounded by her family following a brief illness.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Chapel of the Fiocchi Funeral Home Cherry with Rev. Patrick Fixsen of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry, officiating. Interment will follow in the Ladd Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Masks will be worn and Social distancing in place. Private online condolences may be left for Anna Marie’s family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Pallbearers will be: Steve Peterson, Jake Jegglie, Brandon Bickett, Eric Obenhaus, Jim Schmidt and Larry Schmidt
Anna Marie was born on May 7, 1934, in Peterstown, to Edward and Josephine (Maheur) Schmidt. She was a class of 1952 graduate of LaMoille High School. She had worked at Westclox where she met Ronald Jegglie. She married Ronald Jegglie on March 2, 1957 in St. Peter and Paul Church, Peterstown. She worked at Hall High School, retiring in 1999 after 21 years.
She was a member of the former St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Ladd and later Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Cherry.
Anna Marie loved working in her flowerbeds, vegetable garden and cutting the grass on her John Deere mower. Sewing, cooking and canning were other favorites. Her love for birds was another special pastime. Filling her feeders daily and watching them from the kitchen windows.
Anna Marie’s family was her greatest joy. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren filled her life with love and laughter. Spending time with her family, friends and neighbors brought great joy as well. Her cheerful laugh was known by all. She will be forever missed.
She is survived by: her daughter, Linda (Steve) Peterson of Ladd; her son, Jerry (Gayle) Jegglie of Lisle; her grandchildren, Amanda (Brandon) Bickett, Amy (Eric) Obenhaus, Samantha, and Jake; great grandchildren, Mason, Reed, and Abigail; her sister, Norma Jean Witczak of Peru; and her brothers, Jim (Janet) Schmidt of Mendota, and Larry (Sandy) Schmidt of Rochester, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald, in 1990.
Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.
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