Donald R. Burton, 57, of Chemung, IL; passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison, WI.
He was born on May 30, 1960, in Harvard, IL to Seymour and Helena (Wickman) Burton. He worked as a welder for UniCarriers Americas Corp., and also farmed dairy cattle and sheep. Donald married Lorraine Morgan on June 20, 1997, in Las Vegas, NV. He is a member of the Harvard Moose Lodge. Don will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed farming and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine; children, Aaron (Mandy) Burton, Jeremy Burton, Jessica Burton, Sabrina Burton; step-children, Bruce (Jen) Byers, Colton (Sara) Byers, and Leon (Cassie) Byers; six grandchildren and one on the way; siblings Betty Drafz, Everett (Sue) Burton and Helen (Larry) Oerkfitz; and numerous nieces and nephews.
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.
Joseph W. Block was born July 29, 1961 in California to Harry and Ingrid A. (Jenkins) Block. He passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Harvard, Illinois.
Joseph is survived by his daughter, Rachel Block; significant other, Kathy Robe; step-children, Adrian Robe, Sr., Harold, and Bryan Pollard; grandchildren, Cody and Violet Hernandez; step-grandchildren, Hailie, Brianna, Josiah, Vincent, Kaylynn, Tyson, and Lilly-Anne Pollard, Adrian Robe, Jr., and Jacob Robe; sisters, Susan Peaslee and Julie Costa; brothers, Ben O'Brien and Bill Evans.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-son, Josiah Pollard; and brother, Harry Block.
Herman Fred Eichholz, of Rockford, formerly of Harvard, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at home.
He was born Dec. 1, 1959, to Albert and Violet (Knoll) Eichholz in Chicago.
Herman had worked at the True Value distribution center in Harvard. He enjoyed clipping out news articles about the Chicago Bears, walking around town in Harvard and, in the past, playing softball.
Survivors include his daughter, Christina Eichholz of Rockford; son, Herman Eichholz of Roscoe; five siblings, Darlene Eichholz of Woodstock, Henry Eichholz of Colorado Springs, Colo., John Eichholz of Harvard, Mary Rath of Williams Bay, Wis., and Walter Eichholz of Chemung; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Catherine Blazier.
Jeffrey Ames, 54, of Wonder Lake, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, in Woodstock.
Jeff was an avid golfer and nature lover. His sense of humor will be missed by everyone.
Jeff was born in Harvard to Philip and the late Irene Ames. He lived in Harvard for many years until he moved to Wonder Lake in 1999 with his wife, Jill, where they owned and operated Dusty's Pizza.
Jeff is survived by his wife, Jill; his father, Phil, and stepmother, Sarah; three brothers, Jim (Carol), Mike (Pam) and Dan (Carol); a daughter, Amanda Morland (Josh); a son, Mathew; grandchildren, Gabrielle, Jacob and Chase; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, many friends and Herman.
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.
Penny B. Archambault, 18, of Harvard died of injuries sustained in an auto accident on Rt. 23 North of Marengo on Wednesday, July 12, 1978. She was born March 8, 1960 in Harvard, the son of Raymond E. and Lillian Greer Cooper. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Her husband, Robert J. Archambault, 23 also died in the accident. He and Penny were married in Woodstock on April 10, 1978.
Surviving are her parents, of Harvard; maternal grandfather, James R. Cooper of Spring Grove; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Edonia Cooper of Plainfield, WI; one brother, David W. Vermett of Harvard; two sisters, Mrs. Glen (Debra Jean) Whapels, Jr., of Harvard and Kim Cooper, also of Harvard. She was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Vermett.