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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