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The following Obituaries I've rewritten from Area papers as to not infringe on copyright laws.  Mostly they will be of people who are over 80 years of age. Plus, they might not all be from Warren County, IL, but would like to pay tribute here to their long lives. 

Galesburg Register Mail

Friday, April 1, 2005

Harriet Stewart

Harriett R. Stewart, 94, passed away peacefully at home on January 31, 2005 after a brief bout with cancer.
They held funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, 2005, at the First Presbyterian Church on Washington Street in Ypsilanti.
Interment was in Highland Cemetery.

They held A reception celebrating Harriet’s life at the First Presbyterian Church following interment.

They may make memorial contributions in Harriet's memory to the new Hospice Building Fund of the Great Lakes Foundation, 103 South Jackson Street, Jackson, MI 49201.

Janowiak Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Ruth E. Bertelsen
Ruth E. Bertelsen, 87, of Aledo, died Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at Seminary Manor in Galesburg.

They will hold services at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2005, at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo with the Reverend Carl Stoldt officiating.

Burial will be in the Norwood Cemetery.

The visitation is from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2005, at the funeral home where memorials may be left to College Avenue Presbyterian Church, The American Heart Association or Alzheimer's Research.

Galesburg Register Mail, Wednesday April 06, 2005

Gloria Y. Switzer,

Monmouth--- Gloria Y. Switzer, age 81, Monmouth, died  Monday, April 04, 2005 in the Monmouth Nursing Home.

Gloria was born January 2, 1924, in Rock Island, the adopted daughter of jack and Bessie Nelson Britton.

Gloria married Edward Switzer on June 13, 1942, in Monmouth.  Edward died December 07, 1970.

Surviving Gloria are two daughters, Marianne Switzer, Monmouth, and Joyce & Richard Goff Biggsville; one son, Carl & Jane Switzer, Monmouth.  Also, surviving Gloria are four great-grandchildren; one brother and one sister.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.

Gloria was raised and educated in the Alexis Schools where she graduated from the Alexis High School.  Gloria worked for the Woolworth Cafe, and the Applegate Nursing Home Cafeteria as a cook.

Cremation was accorded. The graveside memorial service was at 11 a on Saturday, April 09, 2005, at the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev Ken Muck officiating.  All friends may call Friday and Saturday at the Turnball Funeral Home.  No family visitation was planned.

Carrie B. Starcevich

Farmington---Carrie Belle Starcevich, age 86, Farmington, died Tuesday April 05, 2005 in the St. Francis Medial Center, Peoria, Il.

Carrie was born February 06, 1918, in Farmington.  Carrie's parents were the late Harvey and Maude Carter Painter.  On March 06, 1938, she married John Starcevich in Kahoka, Mo.  John died July 08, 1995.

Surviving Carrie are two sons, Larry & Carily Starcevich, Farmington, and Rickey & Rhonda Starcevich, Canton.  Carrie has three daughters, Velma & Jerry Harris, Canton, Sharon & Kenneth Welker, Farmington, and Shirley & Gene Allen of Galesburg.  Carries was also survived by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Carries was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.

Carrie was a member of the Knox County Farm Bureau.

Graveside service was held Friday April 08, 2005, at 10 a in the Yates City Cemetery, with the Rev. Kevin VanTine officiating.  Visitation was on Thursday, April 07, 2005.  Memorial may be made to the Yates City Rescue or BYE Ambulance Service, Yates City, IL.

Viola Streitmatter

Princeville---Viola L. Streitmatter, 95, of rural Princeville, died Tuesday, April, 12, 2005, at Restmor Nursing Home, Morton. 

Viola's funeral services will be held at 10a Saturday, April 16, at the Apostolic Christian Church, Princeville.  The Ministers officiating at her service.  Visitation will be from 4p - 8p Friday at the Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home, Princeville, and from (a -9:45a at the church on Saturday.  They will bury Viola in the Streitmatter Cemetery, Princeville.  Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Church, Princeville, which she attended.

Viola was born February 03, 1910, in Akron Township, Peoria County, the daughter of Peter and Emma Kupfer Streitmatter.

Viola leaves three sisters to mourn her; Sadie E. Streitmatter of Peoria, Elma H. Brown of Jacksonville, and Laura J. Hartness of Peoria; she also leaves behind several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.  Viola's parents preceded her in death.

Viola worked as a housekeeper for several families in the Peoria and Princeville areas. Later on in life she worked in the Heat Treat Department of Caterpillar for 10 years.  In 1947, Viola left Caterpillar to help with the family farm, where she lived her remaining days.

James Norbom

Galva--James V. Norbom 85 years of age of Galva, died Thursday, March 03, 2005, at his home.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  Graveside and inurnment services will be held at 1`:30 p Saturday, April 16, at the Galva Cemetery, with the Reverend Leo Smith officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by the Galva Fusiliers.  Memorials may be made to the Abilities Plus Building Fund.  Rux Funeral Home, Galva, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Jacobsen
The Desert Sun, May 27, 2005, submitted by Linda Kestner  Thanks, Linda.

      Dorothy L. Jacobsen, 75, of Cathedral City died May 23, 2005, in Cathedral City.
       She was born Oct. 17, 1929, to Melvin and Dorothy Davis in Galesburg, Ill.
       She married Ken Jacobsen on March 24, 1951, in Galesburg.
      Dorothy was a homemaker for 30 years, and active in several church activities.
      She is survived by her husband, Ken Jacobsen of Cathedral City; her daughter, Sandy Corwin of Palm Desert; her son, Randy Jacobsen of Victoria, B.C., Canada; her sister, Ruth Forgerson of Palm Springs; her brother, Paul Davis of Temecula; and four grandchildren. Services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Oakdale Chapel in Glendora.

Interment will be at Oakdale Memorial Park under the direction of Oakdale Mortuary.


Mrs. Mary Ann Whalen ---1969

           Mrs. Mary Ann (Polly) Whalen, 91, of 219 S. Chambers St., died Saturday at 1:30 p. m. at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.
       Funeral rites will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p. m. in the First and Puckett Funeral Home, where friends may call tonight. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
            Mrs. Whalen had been ill four years. She was born May 17, 1868, in Colchester, and lived in Galesburg 28 years. She was married to Patrick Whalen in 1890 in Mystic, Iowa, and he died in 1928.
She was a member of the Mystic Christian Church, and Women's Relief Corps.
             Survivors are a son Harry of Galesburg; two daughters, Mrs. George Lawton, Avon, and Mrs. E. C. McCants, Galesburg; three brothers, Ed Booth, Rivergrove, Weaver and Tom Booth, of Mystic; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Mary was also was preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters.

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