Obituaries

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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Charles Piquett

8/9/13

Charles "Charlie" D. Piquett, 62 of Corvallis, OR and formerly of Galena, IL passed away surrounded by family and friends Friday, August 9, 2013 at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital, Portland, OR. A celebration of life will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel and where friends may greet the family after 11 am at the Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is in charge of arrangements. He was born April 26, 1951 in Hazel Green, WI the son of Augustus and Inez (Furlong) Piquett. Charlie grew up in Galena and went onto Northern Illinois University to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in geology and advanced degrees in secondary education, and library and media studies. He taught middle school science in Illinois and Iowa and was District Librarian/Media specialist for the East Dubuque school district before moving to Corvallis in 1990.  In 1991, he was hired by the Oregon Coast Community College in Newport, to establish a library. He served as OCCC Director of Library and Media Services until his retirement in 2007. Charlie loved Corvallis and hiked every day. He was a great cook, gardener and his favorite times were having friends over to watch sports or play euchre. He was much loved and will be sadly missed by family and friends. Charlie is survived by his wife, Loretta, his mother Inez of Galena, Maggie (Dave) Oldenburg, of Galena, Pat (John) Foecking of Rockford, John (Joanne) Piquett of Galena, Joanne (Francis) Wachter of Galena, Cat (Scott) Sheets of Sterling and Caroline (John) Head of North Prairie, WI, two sister in-laws, Donna and Margaret, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father and aunts and uncles.

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Kenneth Smith

8/8/13

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Galena, IL 61036                              Shullsburg, WI 53586

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Kenneth M. Smith, 90, of Galena, formerly of Northbrook, IL, passed away at his home on August 8, 2013. In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public visitation and a private committal service will be held at a later date in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Galena. Military honors will be accorded graveside by the Galena VFW and American Legion Club. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.  Cremation rites have been accorded. Ken was born on November 17, 1922, in Springfield, IL, the son of John and Goldie Mae (Grubb) Smith. He was a graduate of Springfield High School.  Following four years with the USAF during WWII, Master Sgt., Sgt. Major Smith pursued his BA, Business Adm., at Springfield Jr. College, Millikin University, Indiana University, and Wayne State to begin a career in the office machine industry.  He became National Vice President of Underwood Typewriter Co., Victor Adding Machine Co., Cummins Allison Co., and President of Numbers Automation, Inc. Ken won a National Archery Tournament and maintained an 8 golf handicap.  He studied oil painting, water color and fine art stained glass.  Poetry became his focus early on.  His poetry reflects the love and strength of a life devoted to the growth and understanding of others.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Surviving are his wife Jo; three children, David (Susan) of Pittsboro, NC, Dr. Mark of Midlothian, VA, and Kimberly Henning of Lake Villa, IL; five grandchildren, Alana, Elyse, and Lily Smith, Nicholas and Joanna Henning. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother John and a sister, Alyce Coleman. Contributions in Ken's memory can be made to Galena Territory Foundation Richard Peterson EMT Endowment Fund, 2000 Territory Drive, Galena, IL  61036, the Hospice of Dubuque, 1670 JFK Road, Dubuque, IA  52002, or a charity of your choice. The family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Gregory A. Vandigo and Dr. Thomas Johnson, Hospice of Dubuque and many loving friends and family. Online condolences may be left at www.furlongfuneralchapel.com

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William Ohms

7/29/13

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William H. Ohms 82, of Scales Mound, IL passed away Monday July 29, 2013 at Midwest Medical Center, Galena. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, August 1, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Scales Mound and where friends may gather after 9:30 AM. Burial will be in Scales Mound Township cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Galena VFW and American Legion Club. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family. He was born March 25, 1931 in Apple River, IL the son of Richard and Hazel (Frazer) Ohms. Bill served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge as Corporal in 1953. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Ingrassia on June 24, 1955 at First United Methodist Church and she survives. He worked at John Deere Dubuque Works for thirty years until his retirement on September 30, 1987. Bill served as an Election board official, First United Methodist Church board and as a member of the Scales Mound Lions Club. He enjoyed country music, working in his garage, woodworking and camping with his family. He is survived by his wife, three children, Michael (friend Kathy Roth) Ohms, Diane (Randy) Olson, Larry (Anessa) Ohms; seven grandchildren, Brandon (Krista) Ohms, Josh (Kerri) Chapman, Dustin Chapman, Melinda Olson, Chad (Tammy) Olson, Laramie (James) Bertolino and William Ohms; eight great grandchildren, Isabella and Claire Ohms, Marlee and Paxtyn Chapman, Angelina Olson, Chelsea and Walker Olson, Amelia Bertolino, two sisters, Mary Saam and Ann (Wayne) Clarkson, one brother, John (Susan) Ohms, two sisters in-law, Marilyn and Carol Ohms. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, Charles, Walter, Eugene, Robert and Herman, two sisters, Marguerite Schueller and Marion in infancy. Special thanks to Bill and Mary Ann's neighbors, Carlan (Eva) Koehn, Jerry (Frannie) Edwards, John (Karen) Sincox, Vance (Jen) Koehler, the Holland family and rest of the Scales Mound Community. Online condolences may be left at www.furlongfuneralchapel.com

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Robert Price

7/20/13

Robert "Bob" Carl Price passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 20, 2013. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at the Galena United Methodist Church in Galena, IL, on Thursday, July 25. Friends who wish to greet Bob's family may call at the church beginning at 10 a.m. The service, including Masonic rites, will begin at 11 a.m. A light luncheon will follow in the church social hall. Burial will be at a later time. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena is assisting the family.

 Bob was born on Sept. 22, 1928 to Helen Marie Shuster and Abner Carl Price in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He went to Franklin High School in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco. Bob attended Coe College as a freshman and then transferred to the University of Iowa to study civil engineering. He served in two branches of the armed services, joining the Navy in 1945 and the Air Force in 1951. In the Air Force he was a fighter pilot with the 52-A squadron during the Korean War. His favorite aircraft were the F-94 and the B-25.

 Bob was among the first cadre of air force pilots to enter the commercial airline industry, hired by United Airlines in 1955. Shortly thereafter, he met and married Charlene Buran, a United Airlines stewardess. Bob flew for United for 33 years, with type ratings on the VC-700, VC-800, DC-6 (his favorite), DC-7, DC-8, DC-10, CV-240, CV-340, CV-440, B-707, B-720, B-727, B-737, and B-747. He retired in 1988.

 He was a member of the Galena Elks B.P.O.E. 882, the V.F.W. and the Galena United Methodist Church, as well as a long-time member of the Masonic Lodge and Rotary International,. Bob loved spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, hot air ballooning, singing as a member of the church choir, performing as a soloist, and making custom golf clubs.

 Bob is survived by his wife Charlene, his son Erik Charles Price, daughters Serena Price Wiltshire and Kristina Price Vourax, and grandchildren Erika Christine Price, Thomas Robert Wiltshire, William Davis Wiltshire, Ethan Charles Price, Kristina Marie Wiltshire, Peter Mitchell Vourax and Payton Britt Vourax.

 Contributions in Bob's memory can be made to the Galena United Methodist Church, 125 S. Bench Street, Galena, IL 61036; the Hospice of Dubuque, 1670 JFK Road, Dubuque, IA 52002; the Wounded Warrior Project; or a charity of your choice.

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Robert Sandy

7/18/13

Robert Helbling "Bob" Sandy, 84 of Apple River, IL passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013 at the Elizabeth Nursing Home. A celebration of life will be held at 1 pm on Monday, July, 22, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, Galena and friends may call from noon to 1 pm. Burial will be at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Furlong Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. He was born February 26, 1929 in Kokomo, IN the son of Paul James and Bessie Mariann (Helbling) Sandy. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from January 5, 1951 until his honorable discharge as a Sargent on October 5, 1952. He was united in marriage to Carol Jean Eash on August 29, 1953.  Bob graduated from Kokomo High School and went onto to the International Business College in Fort Wayne, IN. He spent his life in Banking for thirty-five years at Lincoln National Bank, Fort Wayne, IN and later at Lake City Bank, Warsaw, IN until his retirement. He was a member of the Optimist Club in Warsaw for thirty years, served on the Warsaw Cemetery Board for twenty years and attended the Galena United Methodist Church. Involved in playing basketball and volleyball throughout his life, Bob especially loved to golf. He is survived by his wife, three children, Jeffrey Mark (Amy) Sandy of Chattanooga, TN, Roberta Jeanne (Dennis) Shadle of Woodburn, IN and Jennifer Lynne (Gregory) Vandigo of Apple River, IL, two grandchildren, Benjamin James and Josephine Abigail Vandigo, two brothers, Paul J. (Wanda) Sandy of Kokomo, IN and Don Glen Sandy of Madiera Island, Portugal.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Betty Catron and a step brother, Lewis Wilson. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Elizabeth Nursing Home for their care and compassion and the Furlong Funeral Home. 

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