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Kathy's kin n more (#47287171)
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Bio Photo Family history has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started taking pictures of headstones before we had the luxury of digital cameras---oh my, I am dating myself!!
As I have explored and stomped cemeteries, now with my digital camera, I am working to refine some initial photos. While stomping for family headstones, I have taken pictures of names that have been seen in my genealogy database. In many cases, I have made contact with distant relatives and always enjoy hearing from them.

I am quite happy to share the headstone pictures I have taken. Please feel free to use them at your disgression, as they are there for all to follow the links of their roots. HOWEVER--other photos I have added may not be used or copied without specific approval by the!

Kathy Negles Loebach
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Janine M.
Julius Hanck
Hi Kathy,

Here is a copy of Julius Hanck's obituary. Thanks!

Julius Hanck, 93, of Spring Valley died at 3:15 a.m. March 16, 2017, in Illinois Veterans Home at La Salle, where he had been a resident for several years.
Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Monday in Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by Spring Valley American Legion Honor Guard.
Julius was born on Sept. 24, 1923, in Spring Valley. He married Eva Winski in July 1949 in Henderson, Ky. Eva died Oct. 28, 1997.
Julius served during World War II with the Merchant Marines. He worked as a truck driver and was a founding member of Rice River Boys.
Survivors include his sons, Robert (Mary) Hanck and James (Michelle) Hanck, both of Spring Valley, and John Hanck of Helotes, Texas; eight grandchildren; and his sister, Betty Crow of Peoria.

Published in the LaSalle News Tribune, March 17, 2017.
Added by Janine M. on Mar 17, 2017 10:40 AM
Judy Stevens
Sam & Alma Carr
Thank you, Kathy, for those two obituaries. Very much appreciated!

Added by Judy Stevens on Mar 11, 2017 1:05 PM
Frantzen, Robert C and Dorothy J
Are you related to this couple or did you just happen to do the entry and photo from the cemetery? Trying to find a real live Frantzen to help fill in some blanks--his mother was the daughter of my grandfather's youngest sister.
Added by rootbound on Mar 01, 2017 10:42 PM
Georgia Smith
richard herron obit
Hi Kathy, I added the actual obituary to the site, I had it in my tree, but it you'd rather me add yours let me know, I also have Ricky's. Thank you. Georgia
Added by Georgia Smith on Feb 23, 2017 12:35 PM
Karl Abbink
I transferred Karl to your care. Could you add the poem again as "other". You have it as "person". Thanks, Kathy
Added by Kathy on Feb 21, 2017 3:45 AM
Janine M.
Edwin Twardowski
Hi Kathy,

Here is a copy of Edwin Twardowski's obituary.

Edwin J. Twardowski, 96, of Granville died Feb. 15, 2017, in Heritage Health, Peru.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. The Rev. Paul Meismer will officiate. Burial will be at Valley Memorial Park, Spring Valley.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday in the funeral chapel.
Edwin was born Aug. 17, 1920, in Granville to Joseph and Mary (Ryczek) Twardowski. He married Matilda (Tillie) Galassi on Feb. 23, 1952, in Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, La Salle.
Edwin farmed all of his life. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Spring Valley. He was a member of the Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau.
He is survived by one daughter, Mary Jo (Joe) Suarez of Oglesby; one son, John (Rene’) Twardowski of Granville; two grandsons, Justin (Tricia) Suarez of Coralville, Iowa and Steven Twardowski of Granville and one granddaughter, Jennifer Twardowski of Concord, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wife; one brother, Aloysius Twardowski and one sister, Ruth Withrow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to donor’s choice.
Pallbearers will be Steven Twardowski, Justin Suarez, Dan Withrow, Ed Kaufmann, Alan Aimone and Joe Suarez.
Online condolences may be sent to his family at

Published in the LaSalle News Tribune, Feb. 18, 2017.

Janine Morris
Added by Janine M. on Feb 18, 2017 4:48 PM
Linda Knowlton
Swanlund Family
Hi Kathy, Charlotte Johannah "Lottie" Johnson Swanlund #150773159, is not the wife of Albert Swanlund 1876-1936, he is her son...Charlotte's husbands was, Peter A. Swanlund.

Thought you would want the correction

Kind Regards,

P.S. I tried to make request thru the memorial, not working for me today.
Added by Linda Knowlton on Feb 17, 2017 1:17 PM
David Haspert
RE: Herman J. Berens
I deleted my edit for his middle name of Jacob which you said could not be confirmed by family members. The source for the below came from this web site:

Herman Jacob Berens
Birthdate: October 6, 1905
Death: Died April 9, 1967

Immediate Family:
Son of Johannes Berens and Anna Berens

Brother of Katherine Schmidt; Michael John Berens; Wendelin Berens; Berens; Sophia Galante and 4 others

Half brother of Elizabeth Berens
Added by David Haspert on Feb 03, 2017 11:33 AM
Joop, LaSalle
Hi, I updated the memorial per your suggestion. Please look it over, thanks, Mary
Added by M.Kramer on Jan 30, 2017 8:10 AM
John Aitutis
I have removed the link that I had for his father as you requested. I received that edit link in June 2016 from member JF-B #47283216. He has the memorial #163600171 for Anna Aitutis which needs to be corrected. Judy
Added by Judy on Jan 15, 2017 1:43 PM
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