Obituaries

Jeannie Lynn Westbay

Aug 4, 2022

 

Our beloved Jeannie Lynn Westbay (Crow) went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at the age of 67 following an arduous battle with cancer, which she was determined to overcome until the end.  She was born in Galesburg, Illinois to Leonard Junior and Imogene Crow on November 24, 1954 and raised in East Galesburg,...

Richard "Buddy" Carlson

Aug 2, 2022

 

Richard “Buddy” Carlson, 78, Altona, passed away on August 2, 2022.  He was born September 21, 1943, in Galesburg, IL, the son of Richard Leland Carlson and Mildred Simpson Carlson.  Buddy was raised in Victoria and later Galesburg.  He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1961.  Buddy married Diane “Alice” Ziegler on April 22, 1967, at Victoria Methodist Church...

Wayne D. Thomson

Aug 1, 2022

Wayne D. Thomson, age 91, of Oak Run, Dahinda, Illinois died at 10:44 A.M. on Monday, August 1, 2022 at Unity Point, Methodist, Peoria, Illinois.  

He was born on January 25, 1931 in Table Grove, Illinois the son of Virgil and Gladys (Trimmer) Thomson. He married Patricia Ann Anderson on June 17, 1950 in Altona, Illinois. She preceded in...

Kelsey N. Lloyd

Jul 31, 2022

 

Kelsey N. Lloyd, age 38, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 10:15 P.M. on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Galesburg, Illinois.   She was born on March 21, 1984 in Galesburg, Illinois the daughter of Irving E. and Peggy (Moore) Farley. She married Martin A. Lloyd on March 29, 2003 in Galesburg, Illinois. She graduated...

Donald D. Hillman

Jul 29, 2022

 

Donald D. Hillman, Sr., was born to Max and Jane Hillman on May 14, 1937 in Monmouth, Illinois. He passed away in his home peacefully on Friday, July 29, 2022 in Knoxville, Illinois.   On May 17, 1956 he married Loreta “Rita” Ray, in Monmouth, Illinois. They had four children: Donald (Lucy) Hillman of East Moline, Illinois, Cindy Hillman...

Robert Michael "Mike" Batson

Jul 28, 2022

 

Robert Michael “Mike” Batson, age 67 passed away at home on July 28, 2022 at 8:30 A.M. surrounded by his family.

 

He was born on January 23, 1955 in Galesburg to Robert & Shirley (Kilpatrick) Batson. They preceded him in death. Mike married Dale Lynn Smith on September 4, 1976 in Galesburg, IL. He is survived by his...

Shirley Calkins

Jul 27, 2022

 

Shirley Jane Calkins returned to her Lord and Savior on July 27th. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Winston-Salem, NC. She was 85 years old.   She was born March 6, 1937 to Sherman and Esther (Burmood) Luallen in Galesburg, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother George Fidler, and...

Shirley Walker

Jul 25, 2022

 

Shirley Walker, 91, of Denver, Iowa (formerly of Galesburg), passed away peacefully on Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Denver Sunset Home, Denver, Iowa.   Shirley was born on May 28, 1931. She was the daughter of Dale Roy and Margaret (Windom) May, Sr. She married the love of her life, Thomas Walker, Sr. on July 9, 1960 in...

Jay H. Rhodes

Jul 22, 2022

Jay H. Rhodes, 80, of Dahinda, passed away on Friday, July 22, 2022 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, with his family at his side.  Jay was born on June 22, 1942 in Paxton, Illinois. He was the son of Virgil and Grace (Burns) Rhodes. Jay married the love of his life, Linda L. LeStarge on August 8, 1964 in...

Grant Stephen Bunting

Jul 17, 2022

 

Grant Stephen Bunting, age 49, of Colorado Springs, Colorado died peacefully on Sunday, July 17, 2022 in Colorado Springs.

In life, Grant was kind, had a generous heart and a gregarious, magnetic personality. He enjoyed being outdoors, camping and fishing, as well as spending time with his family and a large circle of friends. He was a diehard Chicago...

Gary R. Swanson

Jul 17, 2022

 

Gary R. Swanson, age 70, of Altona, Illinois died on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at ProMedica of Galesburg, Illinois.

Gary was born on August 29, 1951 the son of Robert H. and Evelyn H. (Bolin) Swanson. He attended and graduated from ROVA High School in 1969. He served in the United States Army from February 24, 1971 through November...

William E. "Bill" Spencer, Sr.

Jul 8, 2022

 

William E. "Bill" Spencer, Sr., 88, of Williamsfield. He was the son of William A. and Oletha A. (Squires) Spencer. Bill married the love of his life, Janet L. Miars on January 31, 1953 in Kohoka, Missouri. Together, they celebrated a life of 64 years before she preceded him in death on November 14, 2017. Surviving Bill are his...

Tamela Rea Alstedt Sagona

Jul 7, 2022

 

Tamela Rae Alstedt Sagona of Dahinda, IL, age 62, passed away on July 7, 2022 after a courageous fight with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Tammy fought hard, but the battle was suddenly insurmountable. She was surrounded with cherished family when she peacefully passed away. 

 

Tammy was born in Galesburg, grew up on a farm in rural Gilson, and was...

Harriette A. Mohr

Jun 30, 2022

Harriette Ann (Dyer) Mohr, 88, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 30, 2022 at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, IL. Harriette was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B Mohr. Bob and Harriette had four children. Sue Ehart (California), Ruth North (Arizona), Roger Mohr (Illinois) and Shara Sala (Oregon), eleven grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

 Harriette was born in Galesburg, Illinois...

Don Erickson

Jun 24, 2022

 

Scott Donald Erickson, 95, of Altona, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on June 24, 2022 at 8:14 PM.   Don was born at his childhood home in Altona, on April 7, 1927. He was the son of Scott A. and Ernestine E. (Tarleton) Erickson. Don met the love of his life, Rebecca Heller, on...

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