FERN L. MANN, 89 FREEPORT - Fern L. Mann, 89, of Freeport, died Sunday, July 13, 2014, at her home. She was born January 6, 1925, in Stephenson County, IL, the daughter of Clarence and Carrie (Kluck) Schulz. She married Donald Van Raalte. Fern and Donald farmed for many years. She married Harold Mann. Fern worked for Newell for 25 years during that time. She enjoyed gardening and reading. Fern is survived by her two sons, Donald Van Raalte of Tolleson, AZ, and Dean (Ginny) Van Raalte of Lockwood, MO; two daughters, Beverly (Everett) Book and Linda (David) Book all of Pecatonica, IL; two sisters, Naomi Russ of Lena, IL and Evelyn Huett of Freeport, IL; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; three brothers, Royce, Kenneth, and Lyle; two sisters, Luella Phillip and Marjorie Ferry; and her grandson, Randy Book. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home in Freeport. Rev. Tom Jacoby will officiate. Visitation will held from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. A memorial has been established in her memory. Please visit www.burketubbs.com to sign her online guestbook and to share memories.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from July 17 to July 18, 2014