Lloyd Smith, 57, of Harvard passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Centegra Hospital in Woodstock, IL.
He was born on April 8, 1960, in Harvard, IL the son of Lloyd and Diane (Wilkinson) Smith. He graduated from Harvard High School in 78. He received an Associate's Degree from McHenry Co. College and later transferred to NIU.
Lloyd worked at TruServ for many years. He enjoyed playing golf, and loved collecting coins. Lloyd was a master at the game of Chess; before there was online gaming, he and his friends would mail postcard chess board games back and forth. He also had a passion for coaching his daughters in soccer and softball.
Survivors include his three daughters, Amanda Griffin, Ashley, and Alyssa Smith; two grandchildren, Aaliyah and Jazmin (Griffin); father, Lloyd Smith; and one sister, Brenda (Hal) Williams.
Timothy Robert Joosten, 52, of Marengo, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1960, in Harvard, to Robert C. and Cordula B. (Kroll) Joosten. He married Debra Lee Egland on Feb. 14, 1993, in Marengo.
Timothy worked as a paramedic for Harvard Fire and Rescue, where he also was an EMT trainer for many years.
He was given the Rock River District Paramedic of the Year Award and participated in Operation Prom Night in Harvard.
He was a former alderman for the city of Harvard and was awarded the Northwest Herald Robert Sorenson Award for exceptional community service. Tim was an avid Chicago sports fan excluding the White Sox.
In High School Tim was very active in music. He was in the chorus; competing in Solo and Ensembles. He was in the Madrigals and Boy's Glee; a Thespian, a member of the Chess Club and German Club.
Tim is survived by his wife, Debra of Marengo; stepmother, Helen Joosten of Donna, Texas; children, Jaime and Jermy Campuzano of Marengo, Daniel and Dylan Joosten of Marengo; honorary daughter, Alexis Barton of Marengo; siblings, Sandra Joosten of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Robert (Carolyn) Joosten of Harvard, Jackie (Dave) Hagberg of Steamboat Rock, Iowa, Diane (Brian) Simek of Marengo and Philip (Sherry Nykaza) Joosten of Harvard and many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews; great-great-nieces and -nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bryce N. Parker, 52, of Coon Valley and formerly of Readstown, Wis., died unexpectedly of a heart attack Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at his home.
He was born Sept. 30, 1959, in Viroqua, Wis., to Burliss and Beverly (Ward) Parker. He married Sharon Matteson on June 3, 1986, in Harvard.
He enjoyed walking and greeting people on the way. He was a loving and compassionate husband and father and his wife's best friend.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon; four sons, Mike of Galena, Will (Meg) of Harvard, Norm (Heather) of Linton, Ind., and Joel of Coon Valley; three grandsons, Caleb, Liam and Charlie; three sisters, Sue (Craig), Fran and Lisa (Pete); a brother, Burliss (Dawn); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.