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Block, Robert "Bud" - Pearl City  
Robert "Bud" Block 1924—2016 Robert "Bud" Block, 91, passed away May 27, 2016. He was born August 18, 1924, in Pearl City, IL; the son of Earl and Hannah (Manus) Block. He graduated from Pearl City High School in 1942, and married Ruth Kempel on March 24, 1945; she preceded him in death on July 27, 1981. Bud was a lifelong dairy farmer and proud of his conservation practices which preserved the land he farmed. He was awarded the Carroll Co. Conservation Farmer of the Year award as acknowledgement of his efforts. He particularly enjoyed squirrel hunting, fishing, playing euchre, and for the last 20 years collecting and restoring horse drawn farm equipment related to his Midwest heritage. He enjoyed keeping up with his farming family whom he taught to work, fish, and take care of the land they were entrusted. Bud is survived by his sons, Douglas (Edie) Block and Thomas (Mary) Block, both of Pearl City, IL; 4 grandchildren, Dan (Jennifer) Block of St. Charles, IL, Nick (Kayla) Block of Bettendorf, IA, Stephanie (Lisa) Block of Decatur, IL and Jaime (Matt) Freier of Pearl City, IL; 11 great-grandchildren; and family friend, Jeanette Gurow. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Myron and Wesley; and sister, Lorraine Brinkmeier. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3rd, at Schwarz Park Blvd. Chapel, 608 S. Park Blvd., Freeport, IL, Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Pearl City, IL, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his memory. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.schwarzfh.com
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Published in The Journal-Standard on May 29, 2016

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Babcock, Norman Eugene - Freeport  
Norman Eugene Babcock 1938—2016 Norman Eugene Babcock, 77, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at home. Norm was born July 8, 1938, on a farm in Stephenson County, outside of Orangeville, IL to Walter E. and Dorothy E. (Monigold) Babcock. He married Judith (Judy) Anne Reitinger September 7, 1959, at St. Mary's Church in Freeport, IL. His children are Nancy (James) Woitynek, Janet (David) Graves, Jeff (Heather) Kilheeney), Mary Demos, and Steven (Colleen) Babcock. Grandchildren are Stephanie (Josh Snyder) Woitynek, Brian Woitynek, Matthew (Rachael) Graves, John Graves, Collin (Amy) Graves, Karl (Toni) Babcock, Michael Babcock, Jacqueline (Alex Stys) Babcock, Torri Demos. Step-grandchildren are Sean (Kristen) Woitynek, Cali (Joseph) Jenzake and Trevor DeWall. Great-grandchildren are Deacon Snyder, Keegan Graves, and Madilyn, Charlee and Oliver Babcock. Step-great-grandchildren are Elizabeth andKyleigh Woitynek, Caydence Witt and Serenity Jenzake. Norm's sisters are Joanne (Eugene) Kimble, and Bonnie Snyder. His step-sister is Judith Meighan. Norm graduated from Freeport High School in 1956. He worked at Burgess Battery until 1958, and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, March 27, 1958. He was designated Honor Man of Co 145 in Boot Camp and was a member of the Recruit Training Command Drill Team. He attended Machinery Repairman School at San Diego, CA in September 1958, and having consistent high grades in his class he earned distinction of being Honor Man of his class 25-58. A Machinery Repairman and Fireman Apprentice, he graduated from U.S. Navel School, Class "A" Service School Command. He then served aboard USS Ranger CVA-61 out of Alameda, CA for a tour of duty with the U.S. Seventh Fleet in the Far East in 1959 and 1960, completing his active duty in Bremerton, WA. In 1961, he started employment at Micro Switch Division of Honeywell as a Master Tool and Die Maker, where he retired in 1995. From 1995-1997, he worked through Manpower, consulting in the department he retired from. Norm was a past member of the Germania Club and National Rifle Association. His hobbies included woodworking, playing cards and dominos. He was a great problem solver and loved everyone. Almost daily he met at Don's Oasis from 4-5 p.m. for coffee. By the end of the hour his favorite saying was "Well, we've got all the worlds problems solved for the day." He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Babcock and Dorothy (Monigold) Schimelpfening; stepfather, Milton Schimelpfening; stepmother, Thresa Babcock; brother-in-law, Gordon Snyder; and grandson, Nicholas Schramm. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. at the Schwarz Park Blvd. Chapel, 608 S. Park Blvd. Funeral service will follow at noon. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. A memorial has been established in his name. Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.schwarzfh.com
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Published in The Journal-Standard on May 27, 2016
Bork, Glen L. - Mount Carroll  
Glen L. Bork 1928—2016 Glen L. Bork, 88, of Mt. Carroll, Illinois, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at his home. Glen was born February 26, 1928, the son of Amil and Matilda (Thompson) Bork in Mt. Carroll. He attended Mt. Carroll High School and graduated with the Class of 1947. After graduation, Glen proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954. Glen married Mildred "Millie" Beyer on February 15, 1959, in Eleroy, Illinois. Glen was proud of his 34 years of federal service. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he worked for the Mt. Carroll Post office for 30 years from 1960 to 1989, retiring as Postmaster. During that time he also did construction and farming. Glen enjoyed the outdoors, especially gardening and morel mushroom hunting. Glen also loved to go dancing with his wife, Millie. He was a member of the Mt. Carroll School Board, the Mt. Carroll American Legion, and the Moose Lodge. Most of all, Glen cherished spending time with his family and friends, especially his friends at the coffee shop. Glen will be dearly missed by his wife of 57 years, Mildred Bork; four sons, Roger (Bonnie) Bork of Milledgeville, Illinois, Douglas Bork of Crystal Lake, Illinois, Michael (Sue) Bork of Isle of Palms, South Carolina, and Steven Bork of Aurora, Illinois; three grandchildren, Daniel, Ava, and Finley Bork; two brothers, Orville (Eleanor) Bork of LeHigh Acres, Florida, and Gerald (Doris) Bork of Mt. Carroll; and one sister, Frances Knapp of Mt. Carroll. Glen is preceded in death by his parents, Amil and Matilda; six brothers, Donald, Marshall, Richard, Harold, Clyde and Lloyd Bork; and three sisters, Evelyn Schnitzler, Helen Goddard and Rachel Kingery. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial gathering will be held from 3 to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mt. Carroll. A memorial fund has been established. Friends and family are invited to share in Glen's life at www.lawjonesfuneralhome.com .
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Published in The Journal-Standard on May 27, 2016
Boyer, Allen J. "Buddy" - Freeport  
Allen J. "Buddy" Boyer 1932—2016 Allen J. "Buddy" Boyer, born February 20, 1932, of Freeport, IL, passed away May 23, 2016, at Luther Manor in Wauwatosa, WI, after a long battle with COPD and lung cancer. He is survived by his brothers, Milo, Clyde and Eugene; sister, Janice; granddaughters, Jenny, Marsha and Holly; great-grandsons, William and Clayton; and daughter-in-law, Loretta. He is proceeded in death by his parents, Isabelle Hartman and Allen Boyer, Sr; sister, Joyce; brother, Dale; wife, Emily Anderson; and children, Roger, Robin, Robert, Jodi Lynn and Mary Jo. Allen started out his life on the family farm between Stockton and Warren. As he grew, he developed a love for fast cars, loud trucks, fishing and fine women. His taste and temperament were all his own, and because of that, he had a variety of relationship types, which kept him entertained. Throughout his life, Allen lived in many areas: Arizona, where he was a welder; Nevada, where he spent time as a blackjack dealer; Washington, where he was enlisted as a Radio-Operator Airman for the U.S. Air Force and later became a semi-truck driver; and Louisiana and Arkansas where he mostly fished and fell in love with motorcycles. At one point in his life, he worked the family farm, but found more interest in welding and truck driving and chose that as his primary career path. Even after Bud stopped stock car racing, he never lost his passion for dirt track racing and racing in general. He would take every opportunity to attend and watch the races. This passion, was equally met and held, with his love of boating and fishing. He was a firm believer, that if you wanted to catch fish, you had to be up and ready before they were. Crappie and bass fishing were amongst his favorite, but he had no prejudice when it came to fish and quality built racing machines. Bud had a hard struggle the last 10 years of his life. After having medical complications, he had to have two ribs removed, and that is where things started to turn for him. He returned to Freeport, and found his entertainment and good company, playing cards with the gentlemen at Peck's and rekindling with his family. In 2015, Bud was diagnosed with lung cancer; it was that, which got the best of him. He was a hard-working, passionate and driven man, that would do what needed to be done, to get it done, and was always there to help his children and grandchildren. He may have been a difficult man to many in his life, but the last six months he was alive, he was often referred to as friendly, polite, sociable and a good conversationalist. This is proof, that even a stubborn old dog can learn new ways, and will do what is needed for those that he loves and those that love him. He will be missed – Happy Trails and Have a Safe Trip, to the Jack-of-all-Trades and the Clint Eastwood of rural Stockton. The services will be held Saturday, May 28th, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport, IL. The visitation starts at 10 a.m. followed by the services at 11 a.m. A funeral lunch will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Freeport after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lafayette County Race Track, in the name of Allen "Bud" Boyer. Please visit www.burketubbs.com to sign online guestbook and to share memories.
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Published in The Journal-Standard on May 27, 2016
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