Obituaries

Jacquelyn E. Howard

9/15/13

Jacquelyn E. "Jackie" Howard, 79 of Galena, IL passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque. Memorial services will be held at 7 PM, Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Galena Bible Church and friends may greet the family after 5 PM, Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is assisting the family. She was born September 9, 1934 in Winchester, MA, the daughter of R.A. and Doris (Feindel) Biron. She earned her degree in Home Economics from Michigan State University where she was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority.  Jackie was a teacher for many years, specializing in Home Economics and Special Education. After teaching she became a homemaker and later went onto to sell real estate. Jackie had worked at Eagle Ridge Realty and most recently for Coldwell Banker in Galena, retiring in 2008. She volunteered at the National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque. Jackie enjoyed baking and basket weaving, as well as various outdoor activities.  She was an avid gardener and Michigan State Spartan fan. Her family was her main interest in life and she was very active in her children and grandchildren's lives. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Chuck Howard of Glen Ellyn, IL, Cindy Siegel of Acton, MA and Rod (Elaine) Howard of Greenville, MO; seven grandchildren, Mike, Sammy and Conner Howard, Emily, Griffin, Jake and Sabrina Siegel and her dog, "Smoochie". She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Anne. The family wishes to express a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Mercy Medical Center, Dr. Kirkendall and Dr. Schope.
Your care and compassion will never be forgotten. The family wishes donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311, in memory of Jackie.

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Donald Budden

9/8/13

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Donald P. (Donnie or Buck) Budden, 77 of Menominee, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, at home, after a 15 year battle with Parkinson Disease on September 8, 2013. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate his life will be held 10:30 AM, Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Nativity BVM Catholic Church, Menominee with Reverend Dean Smith and Reverend William Seipp officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, where military honors will be accorded graveside by the American Legion Post #787, East Dubuque, IL. Friends may call from 3 to 8 pm, Friday, September 13, 2013 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where a parish rosary will be recited at 3 PM. Members of the East Dubuque American Legion Post #787 will meet at 6:30 PM at the funeral home. He was born on May 24, 1936 on the family farm in Menominee, the son of Joseph and Irene (Hilby) Budden. He was united in marriage to Irene A. Weber on August 8, 1959 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galena and she survives. Don attended Nativity BVM grade school and graduated from the Loras Academy in Dubuque, IA in 1955 where he was active in the ROTC program. He was extremely patriotic and was proud to have served during the Korean Conflict in the US Army at the Berlin Wall. During his service he met his lifelong "Army Buddies" and friends, Kenneth Fahey and Herman Neff. He was a member of the Menominee Dunleith Fire Department for 5 years, American Legion Post #787, Knights of Columbus for 55 years. He was a member of the Nativity BVM Church, Holy Name Society and sang in the choir for 50+ years. He owned the family farm for 35 years and then worked for Merchant Delivery, Dubuque and Wal-Mart, Galena until his retirement in 2009. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. He dearly loved his family and cherished his role as a Father and Grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. He enjoyed singing, baseball, football and golf. His free time was spent playing games and basketball, especially H.O.R.S.E. with his kids and grandkids. He was an avid euchre player where he served as Captain of his team and was best known for keeping precise stats. He was a "die-hard" fan of the Chicago Cubs and Bears. He is survived by his wife, his children, Kevin (Jamie) Budden of Freeport, IL, Kathy Budden of Menominee, Keith (Lorrie) Budden of Fayetteville, NC, Karla (Steven) Feldmann  and Kim (Kevin) Sinagra both of Galena, eight grandchildren, Raegan Budden, Greg (Amanda) Feldmann, Susan and Raymond (Laura) Feldmann, Jesse and Brittany Sinagra, Donald and Ronald Richards, one great grandson, Hunter Feldmann, one brother, Eldon Budden, two sisters, Alverna Ramaker and Wilma Budden, one brother in-law, Eddie Handfelt, his in-laws, Rose (Ira) Kunkel, Jim (Carol) Weber, Jean Redman, Janis (Wendell) Comer, Joe (Cindy) Weber, Mary (John) Trannel, Nancy Miller and Rita (Bob) Leifker and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Evie Handfelt and Eloyse Runde, four brothers' in-law, Leo Ramaker, Dick Runde, Mike Miller and Andy Redman, five nephews, David Ramaker, Mike Uthe, Danny Kunkel, Marvin Redman and Chuck Miller, his mother and father in-law Herman and Leonetta Pfohl Weber. A Donald P. Budden memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be left at www.furlongfuneralchapel.com

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Margaret Beadle

9/2/13

Margaret "Marge" (Ames) Beadle of East Dubuque, formerly of Galena, IL passed away on September 2, 2013 surrounded by her family at Midwest Medical Center in Galena, IL. Funeral Mass will be 10 AM, Friday, September 6, 2013 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, where friends may call after 9 AM at the church. Visitation for Marge will be held from 4 to 8 PM, Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where a scripture service will be held at 4 PM. Burial will be in the church cemetery. She was born November 15, 1922 in East Dubuque, IL the daughter of Edward and Catherine (Reimenapp) Ames. Marge lived a blessed 90 years.  Marge always had fun and enjoyed playing cards, bean bag, and dancing.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.  Marge married the love of her life Allen Beadle on Feb. 18, 1944 in Columbia, South Carolina.  The two of them lived a long and happy life together on their farm in rural Galena until God called him home to heaven in 1992. Marge was a hard working farm wife and mother who had lots of love to share with all that knew her.  Marge had a great love of family, the Lord, and her country, serving in the VFW auxiliary in Galena and the Catholic Daughters of America at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Galena. Surviving are her deeply devoted son and daughter, Allen Beadle, Jr. of East Dubuque and Shirley (Jerome) Tauke of Farley, IA.  Three grandchildren: Lisa (Craig) McGrane of Epworth, IA; Becky (Terry) Prier of Marion, IA; Angie (Andy) Eichelberger of Crawfordsville, IA.  Seven great-grandchildren: Spencer, Curtis & Claire McGrane; Austin & Madison Prier; Conner & Jacob Eichelberger.  Marge was the oldest of six children, surviving are sisters: Marion (Harold) Fleege of Sinsiniwa, WI; Mabel Schmitt of Galena, IL; Barbara (Virgil) Splinter of Platteville WI; Rosie (Jim) Schulting of Black Earth, WI; and one brother Fritz (Pat) Ames of East Dubuque, IL.  Also surviving is a special friend Phil Cornelius of Bell Tower Living Center in East Dubuque, IL.  Marge was blessed with many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to the staff at Midwest Medical Center, Hospice of Dubuque and Dr. Gregory A. Vandigo.  

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Marian Davis

9/1/13

Marian Adele Davis, 91 of Apple River and formerly of Galena, IL passed away peacefully to be with her heavenly father on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at the Lena Living Center, Lena, IL. Funeral service will be 11 AM, Friday, September 6, 2013 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena and where friends may call after 10 AM at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in St. Michael's Catholic cemetery, Galena. She was born February 3, 1922 in Hazel Green, WI the daughter of Peter and Matilda (Kaiser) Snyder. Marian graduated from Galena High School. She was united in marriage on February 5, 1940 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Galena to William Francis "Sam" Davis and he preceded her in death on July 7, 1983. Marian and her husband farmed for many years outside of Apple River. They were married for forty-three years and were proud to have said they raised fifteen children. Surviving are her seven sons, James of Wisconsin Dells, WI, John (Colleen) of Watertown, WI, Robert (Cindy) of Pearl City, IL, Dennis of Warren. IL, David (Anna) of Freeport, IL, Mark of Wisconsin Rapids, WI and Richard of Scales Mound, IL, six daughters, Elizabeth (George) Schmelze of Naples, FL, Patricia (Gary) Johnson of Darlington, WI, Rose Marie (Gary) Cashman of Phoenix, AZ, Mary Jo (Roger) Miller of Phoenix, AZ, Joanne (Brian) Toay of Mineral Point, WI and Marilyn Davis of Alaska, twenty-seven grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren, one sister, Sister Roslyn O.P. of Sinsinawa, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter, Joyce Davis and a son Larry Davis. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Lena Living Center, Dr. Martin Cleary and all their family and friends. There overwhelming compassion and kindness will never be forgotten.

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Joyce Nikolai

8/25/13

Joyce Clara Schultz Nikolai (Meredith), 60 of Salt Lake City, UT and formerly of Galena, IL passed away suddenly from natural causes on Sunday, August 25, 2013. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 AM, Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galena and where friends may greet the family after 10 AM at the church. Burial will be in the family plot in Pilot Knob cemetery, rural Galena. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. She was born October 4, 1952 in Dubuque, IA the daughter of John Edward and Agnes Coletta (Weis) Schultz. Joyce was married to William L. Nikolai III on May 19, 1973. They later divorced but remained good friends. She married Oliver Robert Meredith IV on May 5, 2007. He preceded her in death on March 7, 2013. Joyce graduated from UW-Platteville and earned her Master's degree from the University of Utah. Over the years, she worked a variety of jobs in the computer field. In more recent years, she has been working in workforce management and at the time of her death was working for Musician's Friend in Draper, UT. She faced life's challenges, such as Polio, with grace, dignity and serenity. Soccer was her true passion as a player, coach and "team mother." She was more than a devoted fan of Soccer Club Berlin and Real Salt Lake. Over the years, she took on the role of "foster mother" to many soccer players from all over the world. She was an active member of St. Catherine of Sienna Newman Center, Salt Lake City. She is survived by her mother, three siblings, Margaret (Jim) Hohner of Chicago, John A. (Sandra) Schultz of Galena and Jean C. Schultz of Galena, her nieces and nephews, Martin and Rachel Hohner, Aaron, John "Loren", Andre, Coel and Marion Schultz, aunts, uncles, cousins and all her soccer sons.  She was preceded in death by her father and her husband. A joy to have in our lives, she was aptly named. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her memory.

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Richard Menadue

8/18/13

 Richard "Dick" Menadue, 90 of Galena, IL passed away Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Galena Stauss Senior Care Community. Funeral mass will be 11 AM, Wednesday August 21, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Galena. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Galena. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is in charge of arrangements. He was born October 22, 1922 in Galena the son Richard and Mary (Holzschuk) Menadue. Dick spent his entire life in Galena. He enjoyed doing odd jobs for many Galena residents. He was preceded in death by his parents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

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Barbara Bruce

8/17/13

Barbara Bruce, 63 of Galena, IL passed away Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Galena Stauss Senior Care Community. A Celebration of Life and Eucharist will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, August 23, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church, Galena, with the Rev. Dr. Gloria Hopewell officiating and where friends may greet the family after 10 AM at the church. Burial will be at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is in charge of arrangements. Barbara was born in Wauwatosa, WI on April 11, 1950, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Steil) Bruce.  She received a Bachelor's, and a Master's of Art in Dance Education, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working as a teaching assistant in the School of Dance.  She was most influenced by Anna Halprin, pioneer dance educator and subject of the documentary film, "Breath Made Visible", and Claudia Melrose, Professor of Dance at UW-Madison.  She married her children's father, D. William Boehler, May 6, 1978, in a dance concert simply titled, "The Wedding." When afflicted by Multiple Sclerosis in 1976, she turned her passion to breeding and racing sled dogs.  With the help of her sled dog mentors, Walt & Kathy Brockman, she took her pure white Siberian Husky team to Land of Lakes, WI two winters, raising money for the MS Foundation.  An accomplished seamstress, Barbara created vestments still worn by the priests at Grace Episcopal Church, Galena, and made embroidery at Ann Chapman's for years, as well as ran her own sewing business at home.   She managed the old Galena Swimming Pool at Rec Park in 1979-80, and pulled Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus down Main St. in 1987 with her dog team, for the Galena Chamber of Commerce.  Barbara was happiest when raising her children; teaching her dance craft; training her dogs; anticipating her visits from Charlotte Kennedy and enjoying her coffee and cigarette at Kaladi's.  Barbara often donated her beautiful long hair to Locks of Love. Survivors include her daughter, Ruth (Russell) Swanson of Hanover, IL, and Nicholas Bruce-Boehler of Upper Lake, CA; her siblings Monica (Al) Hone of Paw Paw, MI; Trina Bruce of Silver Spring, MD; Frank III (Pat) Bruce of Wauwatosa, WI; and Gwen (Duane) Carlson of Monroe Falls, OH; and her Vietnamese family Cuong (Tu) of Westchester, CA; Quy (Khanh) of Tustin, CA; Duc of Santa Ana, CA; and Vu (Laura) of Billings, MT; and Ai (Jason) of Houston, TX.  Barbara's sister Judy preceded her in death.   The family sends grateful thanks to the staff at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community for their care of Barbara the past two years, as well as to Hospice of Dubuque. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Barbara's memory to Hospice of Dubuque or the Hospice of the donor's choice.

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Marilou Anderson

8/15/13

 Marilou A. Anderson 84 of Dubuque, IA and formerly Galena, IL passed away August 15, 2013 at Luther Manor, Dubuque. Burial of her cremated remains will be held at a later date. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, IL is assisting the family. She was born June 6, 1929 in Northwood, IA the daughter of Albert and Norma (Mellem) Harmon. Marilou attended school in Northwood. She was united in marriage to James Anderson and he preceded her in death on December 13, 1990. Marilou had a heart of gold as she was always helping by her donations to St. Jude's, Camp Courageous and her church. She was a loving woman who will be sadly missed. She is survived by her cousins and friends. Marilou was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

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Frank Bruscato

8/12/13

Frank Bruscato  78, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2013 at his home in Apple Canyon Lake, Illinois of natural causes. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 pm Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, IL and where friends may greet the family after Noon. Burial will be private at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. He was born on September 24, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois to Frank and Mary (Dugo) Bruscato. Frank grew up in Chicago. He joined the Air Force in 1953 where he served for 4 years. Frank served in the Korean War as was honorably discharged in 1957, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He married Jeannine Brooks on December 26, 1953 in Chicago. They were happily married for over 59 years. Frank worked for Thor, Inc. as a Purchasing Agent and in Industrial Tool Sales for many years. He ended his career working for the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority, retiring in 2001. In retirement, Frank loved his work as a Greeter at Wal-Mart.  Frank enjoyed many hobbies, primarily fishing, woodworking and the telling of a good joke. He loved a good meal with family and friends accompanied by some good wine and cheese.  He is survived by his wife, two sons, Frank Bruscato, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona; Anthony (Kimberly) Bruscato of Apple Canyon Lake, Illinois; and four daughters Kim (Scott) Kirkpatrick of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin; Jeannine (Chad) Riddle of Elgin, Illinois; Donna (Glenn) Evers of Hanover Park, Illinois; and Leslie (Nick) Petramale of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, two sisters, Carol (Jim) Bush of Bensenville, Illinois and Joey Koyen of Bensenville, Illinois, 16 grand- children and 6 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Frank was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to FHM Hospice Education of Freeport

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Ruby "Marie" McCarthy

8/10/13

Ruby "Marie" McCarthy, 86 of Galena, IL died at home on Saturday, August 10, 2013. A gathering will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. She was born August 14, 1926 in Offerle, KS the daughter of Berl and Ruby (Parker) Huffman. Marie was united in marriage to Joe E. Swalley and he preceded her in death in 1958. She later married Richard "Smoky" McCarthy and he also preceded her in death. Marie worked for Timmerman's Supper Club, East Dubuque for twenty-six years and the Log Cabin Restaurant, Galena for ten years until her retirement. She enjoyed playing cards, gambling, crossword puzzles and socializing with friends and new acquaintances.  Marie worked hard throughout her life and enjoyed her life to the fullest she will be sadly missed by family and friends.  She is survived by a son, Billy Jo Swalley of Galena, two grandchildren, Robert (Lori) Swalley of Galena and Angelia (Wayne) Hermsen of Earlville, IA, eight great-grandchildren, Melisa (Mike) Cote, Jeromy Hermsen, Sgt. Curtis Thommen EOD Army, Katrina (Matt) Willem, Shawn Hermsen, Ashley (Tim Dobbels) Swalley, Brian Swalley and Tori Hermsen, eight great great-grandchildren, a brother, Berl (Mary) Huffman of Redwood, CA and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Anna Mae and Naomi, two brothers, Verl and Merl and a daughter in-law, Kay Swalley. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Dubuque for their care and compassion.

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