WESTFALL GENEALOGY

Related Families-Page 2-1

Frank Kraushaar Sr.

Continued from Related Families Page 2 information about the descendants of Frank Kraushaar Sr. who was my mother's grandfather on her father's side (My great grandfather). Frank Kraushaar Sr. was born about 1836 in Prussia, Germany. He came to America and settled in the Jersey County, Illinois area in about 1860. He and his wife Julia were listed in the Jersey County, IL 1860 census for Richwood Township. The Kraushaar name is misspelled Krausse or Crouser in some of the old census and other records. The 1860 census said he was a shoemaker. He later became a farmer in the Fieldon, IL area. He died in Sept. 1879 on his farm near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He married Julia Anna Albert. She was born about 1842 in Prussia, Germany. She died about 1900 on farm near Fieldon, IL. They had 9 children--Frank Kraushaar Jr., Joseph Kraushaar, John Kraushaar, Charles Kraushaar (my mother's father), Anna Kraushaar, Rosa Kraushaar, Mary C. Kraushaar, Josephine Kraushaar, and Elizabeth Kraushaar. After my great grandfather Frank Kraushaar Sr's death his wife Julia (Albert) Kraushaar remarried to William Weisner 5-19-1881 and they had 2 daughters, half sisters to my mother's father, Catherine Weisner and Lena Weisner.

(4) Frank and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's son Charles Kraushaar was my mother's father and my grandfather. Charles Kraushaar was born 7-4-1875 near Fieldon, English Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 11-23-1947 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He married Caroline H. Haushalter 4-14-1898, was the daughter of George and Margaret (Schiller) Haushalter. She was born 7-14-1881 near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. She died 7-17-1937 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. Charles and Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar had 4 childen-Elizabeth Kraushaar, Freda Kraushaar, Lovie Kraushaar (my mother), and Raymond Kraushaar.

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My mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's father, and my grandfather, Charles Kraushaar's obituary - Charles Kraushaar, a retired farmer of Jerseyville, died suddenly at his home here Sunday evening, November 23, 1947 at eight fifty-five o'clock. An inquest was conducted by Coroner H. W. Gubser Monday evening and death was atributed to natural causes, acute dilation of the heart. Members of the jury were Clem Schleper, B. A. Marsden, jr., Fred woolsey, Edward McGowen, S. E. Stroud, and Aron Cope. Members of the Kraushaar household testified that the deceased had complained of difficulty breathing Sunday, but his condition was not considered critical. He was fatally stricken about eight forty-five o'clock and died before a physician could be summoned.

Mr. Kraushaar was the son of the late Frank and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar, and was born near Fieldon, July 4, 1875. He has resided in Jersey County all of his life. Surviving him are two daughters, Mrs. John Horn of Caseyville and Mrs. Edward Westfall of Fieldon, and one son, Raymond Kraushaar of Jerseyville; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at the Gubser Funeral Home Wednesday, November 26, at two o'clock. The Reverand V. D. Gibson of Alton officiated and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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Charles Kraushaar's wife, my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's mother, and my grandmother, Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar's obituary - Mrs. Caroline H. Kraushaar died Tuesday, July 27, 1937 at her home in Jerseyville, Ill. at 7:00 p.m. aged 56 years and 13 days. She was the beloved wife of Charles Kraushaar. Funeral services will be held at Jacoby Brothers' Chapel Thursday, July 29th, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. George R. Vawter officiating. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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(1a) Charles and Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar's daughter Elizabeth M. Kraushaar was born 4-12-1899 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 9-29-1976 in Iowa. She was married to John P. Horn in 1-1-1920. He was the son of Philip and Emma (Doll) Horn. John Horn was born 4-8-1896 in East Saint Louis, St. Clair County, IL. He died 2-6-1981 in Waverly, Iowa. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Army and was a World War I Veteran. John Horn's father Philip Horn was born in Germany 6-14-1865, and died 12-28-1927 in East Saint Louis, IL. He was a stone mason. John Horn's mother Emma (Doll) Horn was from Lebanon, IL. She died in 1898 shortly after the birth of John's brother George Horn. John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn had one daughter Mary Alice Horn.

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Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn's obituary - Mrs. John Horn, 77, 201 Iowa, Waverly, Iowa, passed away Wednesday nigt, September 29, 1976 at the Waverly Municipal Hospital where she had been a patient for 10 days. Elizabeth M. Kraushaar was born July 12, 1899 in Fieldon, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar. On July 1st 1920 she was united in marriage to John P. Horn in East St. Louis, Ill. The couple lived in East St. Louis until 1939 when they moved to Caseyville, Ill. In 1964 they moved to Waverly. She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Waverly.

Survivers include her husband, John, one daughter, Mary, Mrs. Earl Gibson of Shell Rock, Ia., one sister, Mrs. Lovie Westfall of Pearl, Ill., nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother. Funeral services will be Saturday, October 2, 1;30 p.m. at the Grace Baptist Church in Waverly with the Rev. Royce Wolden officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Cedar Falls.The Kaiser-Carson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aa) John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn had a daughter Mary Alice Horn born 3-31-1929 in East St. Louis, IL, and died 10-27-2008 at Allen Hospital, Waterloo, IA. Her burial was in Mount Vernon Township Cemetery, in Waterloo, IA. Mary Alice Horn married Earl H. Gibson June 13, 1947. He was born December 23, 1921, in East St. Louis, Illinois, the son of Earl H. and Agnes E. (Martin) Gibson Sr. He died June 24, 1993 at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, IA. His burial was in Mount Vernon Township Cemetery, in Waterloo, IA. He farmed in Iowa. He was in the Military Service and was a U. S. Air Force Veteran. Earl and Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson had 9 children-Mona Gibson married Albert F. Rahlf, the son of Albert and Velma Rahlf of New Hampton, IA, and lives in Waterloo, Iowa; Stuart Gibson married Tari and lives in Woodstock, Georgia; Laura Gibson married Larry Miller and lives in Fairfield, Iowa; Duane Gibson married Julie and lives in Shell Rock, Iowa; Wylene Gibson married Gregory Heidorn and lives in Rochester, Minnesota; Peggy Gibson married Allen Jacobs and lives in Jefferson, Iowa; Karen Gibson married Ray Johnson and lives in Belgrade, Montana; Kent Gibson married Brenda and lives in Denver, Iowa; and Brad Gibson married Becky and lives in Charles City, Iowa---John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn lived in Caseyville, IL where he worked at a steel mill in St. Louis, MO, and later retired in Iowa near their daughter Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson.

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Mary A. (Horn) Gibson's obituary - Mary Alice Gibson, 79, of Denver, died Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 at Allen Hospital, Waterloo. She was born March 31, 1929, in East St. Louis, Ill., daughter of John P. and Elizabeth Kraushaar Horn. She married Earl Gibson on June 13, 1947. He died in June 1993. Mrs. Gibson and her husband farmed near Shell Rock from 1953 until retiring in 1985.

Survived by: five daughters, Mona (Albert) Rahlf of Waterloo, Wylene (Gregory) Heidorn of Rochester, Minn., Laura (Larry) Miller of Fairfield, Peggy (Allen) Jacobs of Jefferson and sons, Stuart (Tari) of Woodstock, Ga., Duane (Julie) of Shell Rock, Kent (Brenda) of Denver and and Brad (Becky) of Charles City; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Services: 3 p.m. Sunday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with burial in Mount Vernon Township Cemetery, both in Waterloo. Public visitation from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kaiser Corson Funeral Home, Denver, and for an hour before services at the church. Memorials: may be directed to the family. Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

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(1aaa) John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn's granddaughter and their daughter Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson's daughter Mona (Gibson) Rahlf and her husband Albert Rahlf's 40th wedding anniversary announcement - Albert and Mona Rahlf will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Lake Superior for a sea kayaking excursion. A card shower is also planned. Albert Fred Rahlf and Mona Cara Gibson were married June 27, 1970, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton. Mr. Rahlf is a substance abuse counselor at Pathways Behavioral Services, and Mrs. Rahlf is a registered nurse working in ambulatory at Allen Hospital. Their family includes children Jon Rahlf of Decorah and Annette Geary of Denver, along with four grandchildren.

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(2aaa) John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn's grandson and their daughter Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson's son Stuart Gibson's wife Teresa "Tari" (Scott) Gibson's father Philip Edgar Scott's obituary - Philip Scott, 81, of Lehigh, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Van Diest Medical Center in Webster City. Phil's body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2011, at the Christian Church in Lehigh. Pastor Richard Laird will officiate. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Lehigh with Military Graveside Rites presented by the Donald Harper Post #5720 V.F.W. Visitation will be Friday, from noon until the time of services at the Christian Church in Lehigh. Carson-Stapp Funeral Home, Dayton, is in charge of arrangements. Philip Edgar Scott was born on May 21, 1930, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Anson and Genevieve (DeGriselles) Scott. He attended country schools in Minnesota. At the age of 17, Phil enlisted in the United States Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Tingey. In 1957, Phil was united in marriage to LaRita Marlene Vladeff. To this union four children were born: Tamara, Teresa, Thomas, and Troy. Phil and LaRita later divorced. In his earlier years Phil worked at the Lehigh Lumberyard and later worked for Webster County Road Maintenance.Phil belonged to the Donald Harper Post #5720 V.F.W. His hobbies included woodworking and collecting belt buckles. He also enjoyed drinking coffee and playing cards in downtown Lehigh.

Survivors include four children, Tamara Scott of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Teresa Gibson of Canton, Georgia, Thomas (Cindy) Scott of Vadnais Heights, Minn., and Troy (Penny) Scott of Lehigh, Iowa; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Pauline (Verneal) Goertz of Canton, Minn., Betty Scott of Superior, Wis., Ruth (Bob) Shuman of Keokuk, Iowa, Margaret Efner of Worthington, Minn., and Mary (Lawrence) Weigers of Long Prairie, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, David Scott; and his grandson, Kody Philip Scott.Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

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(3aaa) John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn's grandson and their daughter Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson's son Kent Gibson's wife Brenda (Kurtt) Gibson's father Harold John Kurtt's obituary - Harold John Kurtt, 80, of Denver, Iowa, died on September 11, 2005, at his home due to complications of cancer. Harold was born on January 14, 1925, in Denver, Iowa, the son of Fred and Christine Schmidt Kurtt. He attended school and graduated from Denver High School in 1942. Harold enlisted in the United States Army on August 7, 1943, at Camp Dodge, Iowa. He served as part of the 712th Tank Battalion in the Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns under General Patton during World War II. He was honorably discharged from military duty on October 31, 1945, and received Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medals. Following his discharge, Harold returned to Denver. In 1957, he took over the family business, Kurtt Shoe Repair. On October 3, 1959, he was united in marriage to Virginia Reynolds at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. In 1960, Harold began working as a rural mail carrier. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1991, and still owned and operated the shoe shop until ill health forced him to retire earlier this year. Harold was very active in the Denver community. He was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, Acker-Matthias American Legion Post # 653, Denver Lions Club, Denver Community Club, Willow Run Country Club and was a member of the Denver Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Harold enjoyed fishing and golfing, but especially enjoyed spending time socializing with his family and friends.

Harold is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Denver; three children, Julia Lampman of Dunkerton, Iowa, Brenda (Kent) Gibson of Denver and William (Liz) Kurtt of Waverly, Iowa; eleven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Art Kurtt of Denver and John (Laurel) Kurtt of Waverly; and four sisters, Frieda Kurtt of Waverly, Dorothea Gleason of Denver, Marie Meyne of Waverly, and Bobbi (Joe) Blanchard of Chicago, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Erwin Kurtt; and one sister, Elenora Brunstein. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 14, 2005, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver. Burial will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery with military rites conducted by the 1st Squadron 113th Cavalry of the Iowa National Guard and the Acker-Matthias American Legion Post #653 of Denver. Visitation will be held from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Tuesday at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, St. Peter Lutheran Church or the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief Operation.

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John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn's grandson and their daughter Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson's son Kent Gibson's wife Brenda (Kurtt) Gibson's mother Virginia Mae (Reynolds) Kurtt's obituary - Virginia Kurtt, 83, of Denver, died Saturday, December 13, 2014, at her home in Denver. Virginia was born February 14, 1931, in Bennington Township, the daughter of LuVerne and Leona (Parker) Reynolds. She was baptized April 12, 1931 at Mount Hope Church and confirmed November 24, 1959, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver. She graduated from Denver High School in 1949. She then attended Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls. Following her schooling, she lived in Chicago for a short time before returning to Waterloo to work for the Credit Bureau. On October 3, 1959, she was united in marriage to Harold John Kurtt at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Virginia worked primarily out of the home, but did help at the family business, Kurtt Shoe Repair, on occasion. She also worked for 25+ years at The Hairloft in Denver, retiring at the age of 82. Harold died September 11, 2005. Virginia was a longtime member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday and Bible School for several years. She was an active member in the Denver American Legion Auxiliary and fully supported the Denver Volunteer Fire Department while Harold volunteered as a firefighter. She also volunteered many years at the voting polls. She enjoyed spending time with her grand and great grandchildren, traveling, nature and wintering in Texas. Virginia is survived by three children, Julia Lampman of Denver, Iowa, Brenda Gibson of Denver, and William (Liz) Kurtt of Waverly, Iowa; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; brother, Richard (Marlys) Reynolds; sisters, Sara Lahmann and Susanne (A.C.) Gerdes. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Harold; brother, Bill and a sister, Patricia. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver and for an hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Memorials may be directed to the family. On-line condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.

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(4aaa) John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn's granddaughter and their daughter Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson's daughter Laura (Gibson) Miller's husband Larry Miller's sister Ruth Marie (Miller) Clubb's obituary - Ruth Marie Clubb, 66, of Fairfield, passed on 4/27/16 at after an extended illness while resting at Sunnybrook in Fairfield, IA. She was born April 21, 1950, one of ten children born to Emery and Lillian Morris Miller in Kilbourn, IA. She was fondly called Gidget by her friends from her youth. She attended school in Keosauqua later attaining General Education Development certificate on June 3, 1981 from Indian Hills Community College. Ruth was baptized on March 7, 1977 in Centerville, IA at the Church of Christ. Ruth was a homemaker. Surviving are her two children: David (Dave) Emory and wife Christy Miller of Fairfield, IA; Lila Denise (Lila D.) and husband Scot Lecy of Lexington, SC.; eight grandchildren; one sister: Twyla and husband Gerald Miller of Marion, IA; two brothers: Harold of Davenport, IA., Larry and wife Laura Miller of Fairfield. She is also survived by her former husband, Duane Clubb. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: James (Richard) of Woodland, CA, Gale of Brighton, IA; Allen of Granger, IA; and sisters Ida Mae Leib of Atkins, IA; Janet Long of Keosauqua, IA; Lila Beth Simmons of MO. Also preceding her were half siblings: Bud Miller, Lester Miller and Betty Jones. The family would like to acknowledge Chris Eddy of Fairfield CDAC, for the outstanding care she tirelessly provided for our mother/sister/aunt/friend. Thank you for everything and for adopting Buster! Ruth's body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at Raymond Funeral Home (112 West Burlington, Fairfield) on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a Butterfly Effect Eco Memorial Fund. For donations, please visit www.beem.mydagsite.com. Memorials may also be left at the funeral home or sent to the family at 1956 Gear Ave., Fairfield, IA.

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John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn's granddaughter and their daughter Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson's daughter Laura (Gibson) Miller's husband Larry Miller's sister Betty L. (Miller) Jones's obituary - Betty L. Jones, 85, of 1307 30th St. SE, Cedar Rapids, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. No services will be held. Arrangements by Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. Survivors include her children, Leeann Hildenbrand and Michael Jones; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Larry Miller and Harold Miller; and sisters, Janet Long, Twila Miller, Ida Mae Leib and Ruth Clubb. Betty was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Marcus Jones; five brothers and one sister. Born Feb. 5, 1926, in Kinross, Iowa, Betty was the daughter of Emery and Gladys (Carter) Miller. She was united in marriage to Raymond Jones. He died in 1986. Betty worked as a cosmetologist.

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John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn's granddaughter and their daughter Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson's daughter Laura (Gibson) Miller's 1st husband Jerald “Jerry” Calnon's obituary - Jerald “Jerry” Calnon age 65 of Fairfield passed away peacefully February 15, 2017 at Jefferson County Health Center. Per his wishes no funeral is planned. Jerry was born August 9, 1951 in Sheldon, IA to Fredrick and Faye (Shaner) Calnon. Most recently he was employed as coordinator for both Jefferson County 911 and Emergency Managements until health forced his retirement. His favorite past time was doing things with 3 of his grandchildren, Chandler, Blake and Julian and going to their ball games and events.nHe was a member of the Jefferson County Police Reserve and a Mason. He is survived by his significant other of 21 years, Janet Ford; 3 sons, Daniel, Brian and Benjamin; two step daughters, Stephanie Humble and Lynn Carnes; and 13 grandchildren and step grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents.

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(5aaa) John and Elizabeth (Kraushaar) Horn's daughter Mary Alice (Horn) Gibson's son Brad Gibson married Becky Jean Mortimer, the daughter of Donald and Betty Mortimer. Her father Donald Mortimer died in Dec. 2000. He married Betty (maiden name unknown) Sept. 1, 1956. Becky's mother Betty Mortimer was born Jan. 5, 1937 in Owatonna, Minnesota. Becky's parents lived in Charles City, Iowa where Betty was a realtor. Brad and Becky Jean (Mortimer) Gibson are the parents of 2 sons-Jacob Gibson and Andrew Gibson who is married to Danae.

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(2a) Charles and Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar's daughter Freda Kraushaar was born 1-13-1902 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 3-16-1946 in Jersey County, IL. She died of cancer when only 44. She married William A. Hewitt 9-7-1922. William A. Hewitt was born 5-5-1884 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL and died 5-12-1936 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He was the son of John G. and Mary (McManus) Hewitt. His father John G. Hewitt was born 10-12-1840 in East St. Louis, IL, and died 6-25-1923 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL, and was the son of Eliphalet and Martha (Stites) Hewitt. William A. Hewitt's mother Mary (McManus) Hewitt was born 4-17-1856 in English Township, Jersey County, IL, died 12-20-1921 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. She was the daughter of Thomas and Jane (Dabbs) McManus. John and Mary (McManus) Hewitt had 6 children-William A. Hewitt Sr, Fred Hewitt, Leonard Hewitt, Martha Hewitt, Maggie Hewitt, and Kate Hewitt.

John and Mary (McManus) Hewitt's son William A. Hewitt Sr. married Freda Kraushaar and they lived on a farm in Union Forest area of Jersey County, IL.

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Freda (Kraushaar) Hewitt's obituary - Mrs. Freda Hewitt of the Union Forest vicinity died Saturday morning, March 16, 1946 at 1;50 o'clock at St. Joseph's Hospital in Alton where she had been for treatment for the last seven weeks. Mrs. Hewitt was the daughter of Charles Kraushaar of Jerseyville, and the late Mrs. Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar, and was born in Jersey Conty on January 13, 1902. Her age at the time of death was 44 years, 2 months, and 3 days. Mrs. Hewitt was the widow of William A. Hewitt and until recently had operated a farm in the Union Forest vicinity.

Surviving Mrs. Hewitt are one daughter, Miss Helen Hewitt, and one son William Hewitt, both of Fieldon; her father, Charles Kraushaar of Jerseyville; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Horn of Caseyville and Mrs. Lovie Westfall of Fieldon; and one brother, Raymond Kraushaar of Jerseyville. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, March 18, at two o'clock at Jacoby Brothers' Chapel in Jerseyville. Reverand Vernel Gibson of Collinsville officiated and interment was in White Cemetery.

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William and Freda (Kraushaar) Hewitt had 2 children-Helen Katherine Hewitt and William A. Hewitt Jr.

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(1aa) William and Freda (Kraushaar) Hewitt's daughter Helen Katherine Hewitt was born 10-23-1925 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. died 2-22-1974 in Jersey County, IL. She married James William Wahl born 3-28-1922 in Jersey County, IL, died 9-14-1990 in Pike County, IL, the son of James Francis Wahl and Nora Murphy Wahl. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Army and was a World War II Veteran. James William Wahl and Helen (Hewitt) Wahl married 2-8-1947 in Jersey County, IL. James William Wahl and Helen (Hewitt) Wahl had 4 sons-James Wahl, Alan Wahl, Richard Wahl, and Robert Joseph Wahl who married Amy Janine Schaake, the daughter of Eldon and Linda Schaake of Jerseyville, IL, and a daughter Pamela Ann Wahl. Pamela Ann Wahl married Louis Blackorby and lives in the Franklin, IL area.

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(2aa) William and Freda (Kraushaar) Hewitt's son William A. Hewitt Jr. died of cancer 2-10-1985 in Tampa, Florida. He was born 11-29-1930 in Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He was in the Military Service and was a U. S. Marine Corps Korean War Veteran. He married Dolores Fayollat. Dolores was born Dec. 21, 1935 in Illinois, and died Nov. 14, 2014 in Florida. William and Dolores (Fayollat) Hewitt had 4 children-William (Willy) Hewitt, Robert Hewitt, Rebecca Hewitt, and Lisa Hewitt. He worked on railroad in the East Saint Louis, IL area. Later after illness he retired to Tampa, Florida.

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(3a) Charles and Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar's daughter Lovie Katherine Kraushaar (my mother) was born 2-10-1904 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. She died 3-19-1995 in Pittsfield, Pike County, IL. She married Walter Edward Westfall born 4-4-1897 in Jersey County, IL. (He usually went by his middle name Ed) He was the son of Jasper Mifflin Westfall and Frances (McCaulley) Westfall. He farmed in the Fieldon, IL area. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Army and was a World War I Veteran. He died 3-17-1977 in Pittsfield, Pike County, IL. Walter Edward Westfall and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall married 2-26-1921 in Alton, Madison County, IL. Walter Edward Westfall and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall had 2 children-Mildred Westfall and Walter Westfall.

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My mother, Charles and Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar's daughter, wife of my father Walter Edward Westfall, Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's obituary - Lovie K. Westfall, 91, died Sunday, March 19, 1995 at Clarkston Court Nursing Home in Pittsfield. She had previously lived in Pearl and Fieldon. She was a homemaker born Feb. 10, 1904 in Jersey County near Fieldon, a daughter of the late Charles and Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar. She married Walter Edward Westfall in Alton Feb. 21, 1921, and he died March 17, 1977.

Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law Mildred and Joseph Alben of Godfrey; and a son Walter C. Westfall of Pearl; a grandson Russell Thompson of Wood River; three great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Two sisters, Elizabeth Horn and Freda Hewitt; and a brother Raymond Kraushaar preceded her in death. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Wednesday until service time at 2 p.pm. at Gubser Funeral Home in Jerseyville, Robert Kendall will officiate. Burial will be at Grimes-Neely Cemetary west of Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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My father, husband of my mother Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall, Walter Edward Westfall's obituary - Walter Edward Westfall, R.R. 1, Pearl, formerly of the Fieldon area, died at 2 p.m. March 17, 1977 at Illini Hospital in Pittsfield. He was born April 4, 1897 in Jersey County, the son of Jasper and Frances (McCaulley) Westfall. He was a veteran of World War I, and a retired farmer.

He is survived by his wife Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall whom he married in February of 1921, a daughter Mrs. Joseph (Mildred) Alben of Godfrey; a son Walter C. Westfall of Pearl; a sister Mrs. Anna Pitt of Jerseyville; two brothers, Floyd Westfall of Medora and Jasper Westfall of Alton; a half sister Eva Haag of Alton; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 1;30 p.m. March 19 at Gubser's Funeral Home with Brother Joseph Rowlett of the Christian Church of Pearl officiating. Burial was in Grimes-Neely Cemetery, rural Jerseyville. The family designated the American Diabetic Association as a memorial.

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(1aa) Walter Edward Westfall and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's daughter Mildred Marie Westfall was born Apr. 20, 1922 in Alton, Madison County, IL, and died Sept. 4, 2016 in Alton, Madison county, Illinois. She was married first to Russell Thompson, son of Logan and Viola (Bowers) Thompson, and had a son Russell Edward Thompson born 8-22-1937 near Fieldon, Jersey County, IL. Russell Thompson married Lois DeBoard born 12-12-1939, the daughter of Adolph and Pearl (Morris) DeBoard. Lois's father Adolph Maxwell DeBoard was born 11-9-1918 in Norris City, IL, and died 7-25-2006 at Alton Memorial Hospital in Alton, IL. He was the son of Charles and Ethel (Hughy) DeBoard. He was an operating engineer for 37 years with Shell Oil Refinery, retiring in 1977, and a WWII Army Veteran. He married Pearl Morris 5-10-1938 in Kentucky. Lois's mother Pearl (Morris) DeBoard is the daughter of Clifford Keasler Morris and his 1st wife Lily Davis. Adolph and Pearl (Morris) DeBoard had 3 children-Lois DeBoard who married Russell Thompson of East Alton, IL, Sherrell DeBoard who married Frank Ulett of Godfrey, IL, and Mark DeBoard of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Russell and his wife Lois (DeBoard) Thompson lived near Mildred in the Alton, IL area. Russell and Lois (DeBoard) Thompson had 3 children-Terri Thompson, Melanie Thompson, and Lesley Thompson.

Mildred later married Joseph V. Alben on November 11, 1944 in Alton, Madison County, IL. He preceded her in death in 2000. They had no children together.

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Mildred M. (Westfall) Alben's obituary - Mildred M. Alben, 94, of Bethalto, passed away at 10:21 am on Sunday, September 4, 2016, at Eunice Smith Home in Alton. She was born on April 20, 1922, in Alton, the daughter of Edward and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall. Mildred worked for several different factories in Alton, for 10 years including Glass Works, LaClede Steel, and Olin Corp. She then worked for the next 15 years and the Honkey Variety Store and Bickhouse Sporting Goods. She was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto and a former member of St. Mary’s and St. Kevin’s Catholic Church. She helped for many years at St. Kevin’s in different parts of the church. She was involved with the Wood River Sportsmen Club and Jerseyville Senior Citizens. Her hobbies included crocheting and waxing cars. Mildred married Joseph Alben on November 11, 1944, at Cherry Street Baptist Church and later remarried in the Catholic Church at St. Mary’s in Alton. He preceded her in death in 2000. Survivors include one son and his wife, Russell and Lois Thompson of Rosewood Heights; three grandchildren and their spouses, Terri and Mike Harvey of Alton, Melanie and Dave Moore of Alton, Lesley and Alan Kolesa of Troy; six great grandchildren, Nicholas, Whitney, Alexis, Jenna, Tyler, Lily; four great-great grandchildren, Logan, Kelsie, Corbin, Olivia; and one brother Walter Westfall of Pearl, IL. In addition to her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be held from 11:30 am until time of service at 1 pm, Friday, September 9, 2016, at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Fr. Tom Leibler officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton. Memorials may be given to Masses, or Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Mildred M. (Westfall) Alben's husband Joseph V. Alben's obituary - Joseph V. Alben, 87, died at 9:50 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000 at Saint Anthony's Hospital in Alton. A son of the late John and Lucia (Virgo) Alben, he was born Feb. 18, 1912 in Alton. An U.S. Army veteran, he was employed as a mill operator at Laclede Steel. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Alton Sportsmen's Club in Godfrey. He and the former Mildred Westfall were united in marriage Nov. 11, 1944, in Alton. She survives. Also surviving are a stepson and his wife, Russell and Lois Thompson of Wood River, three grandchildren and their spouses, Terri and Mike Harvey of Alton, Melanie and David Moore of Alton and Lesley and Alan Kolesa of East Alton, five great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Whitney Harvey, Jenna Doolin, Tyler Moore and Alexis Heacox; two sisters, JoAnne Romano of Brighton and Josephine Mayhall of Jerseyville; and four brothers, Angelo Alben of Bethalto, Paul Alben of East Alton, Sam Alben of Brighton and Anthony Alben of Forrest Homes. He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Alben, and a brother, Carl Alben. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Staten Funeral Home in Alton with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Father John Paul Klein will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Alton. Memorials may be givin to masses or a charity of one's choice.

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(1aaa) Russell and Lois (DeBoard) Thompson's daughter Terri Thompson was born 7-10-1958 in Wood River, Madison County, IL. She married Michael Harvey 7-2-1976 in Roxana, IL, the son of John and Leatrice Harvey of Wood River, IL. Michael and Terri (Thompson) Harvey have 2 children-Nicholas James Harvey born 11-18-1981 in Alton, Madison County, IL, and Whitney Lea Harvey born 8-4-1985 in Alton, Madison County, IL. Michael and Terri (Thompson) Harvey's son Nicholas James Harvey married Rhianon Ranelle Sharp 7-7-2007 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harrell Sharp, and they had a daughter Olivia Grace Harvey born Sept. 1, 2016.

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(2aaa) Russell and Lois (DeBoard) Thompson's daughter Melanie Thompson was born 4-24-1962 in Wood River, Madison County, IL. She married first to Dale Wayne Doolen the son of E. Eugene and Mary (Siddens) Doolen of Rosewood Heights, IL, and they had a daughter Jenna Doolen born 9-17-1987 in Alton, Madison County, IL. Melanie's second husband was David Moore son of Virgil and Dorothy (Collier) Moore of Belleville, IL and they had a son Tyler Jordan Moore born 10-2-1993 in Alton, Madison County, IL.

Melanie's first husband and Jenna's father Dale Wayne Doolen's father - E. Eugene Doolen, 71, of Rosewood Heights, died Nov. 6, 2000, in Alton Memorial Hospital. He married Mary Siddens, who survives. Also surviving are sons, Terry of Bethalto, and Dale of East Alton; a daughter, Genia Ruckman of Rosewood Heights; and a sister, Vivian Collier of Shobonier. Services were in Gent Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

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(3aaa) Russell and Lois (DeBoard) Thompson's daughter Lesley Thompson was born 10-10-1965 in Wood River, Madison County, IL. She was married first to Brad Heacox, and they had a daughter Alexis Heacox born 9-2-1987 in Alton, Madison County, IL. Lesley's second husband is Alan Kolesa and they have a daughter Lily Kolesa born 4-20-2000 in East Alton, Madison County, IL.

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Walter Edward Westfall and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's daughter Mildred Westfall later married Joseph Alben. He was born 2-18-1912 in Madison County, IL. They got married 11-11-1944 in Madison County, IL. Joe passed away Feb. 17, 2000 just one day before his 88th birthday. He was the son of John and Lucia (Virgo) Alben. He retired from working at a steel mill in Alton, IL. He was in the Military Service in the U. S. Army and was a World War II Veteran.

Mildred was also married to Buddy Flore. He was from Calhoun County, IL and they lived in Hardin, IL in Calhoun County during the marriage. They got married about 1940 and were only married for a brief time. After the marriage ended he entered the military service and was killed in action during World War II.

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(2aa) Walter Edward Westfall and Lovie (Kraushaar) Westfall's son Walter Charles Westfall was born 6-30-1943 near Fieldon, Otter Creek Township, Jersey County, IL. He is unmarried, and lives in the Pearl, IL area.

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(4a) Charles and Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar's son Raymond Charles Kraushaar was born 11-22-1906 in English Township, Jersey County, IL. He died 11-15-1975 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He had 2 sons-Clifford G. Kraushaar from his first wife Evelyn Young and Victor C. Kraushaar from his second wife Mildred Adams. Raymond Kraushaar's first wife Evelyn (Young) Kraushaar was born in Jersey County, IL 1-16-1909 and died in Jerseyville 10-12-1991. She was the daughter of Phillip and Stella May (Hunt) Young. She is buried in Kane Cemetery. Raymond Kraushaar's second wife Mildred (Adams) Kraushaar was born in Chesterfield, IL Oct. 1, 1925, the daughter of the late William and Mahala "Ann" (Taylor) Adams. She died Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jerseyville, IL. Her burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville, IL. Raymond Kraushaar worked at grain elevator in Jerseyville, IL. His son Clifford Kraushaar also worked there until he retired in 1995.

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Raymond Charles Kraushaar's obituary - Final services for Raymond Charles kraushaar, 68, of 1008 Warren St., Jerseyville were held Nov. 17, 1975 at Jacoby Funeral Home with the Rev. Dorcie Hill officiating. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. His death occured at 8:15 a.m. on Nov. 15 at the Jersey Community Hospital. A retired truck driver, he was born Nov. 22, 1906 in Fieldon, a son of Charles and Caroline (Haushalter) Kraushaar. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.

His survivors are his widow, Mrs. Mildred (Adams) Kraushaar; two sons, Clifford and Victor of Jerseyville; nine grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lovie Westfall of Pearl and Lizzie Horn of Waverly, Iowa. His parents and one sister preceded him in death. The family designated the Heart Fund as a memorial.

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Raymond Charles Kraushaar's first wife Evelyn (Young) Kraushaar's obituary - Evelyn Kraushaar, 82, died at 10:12 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 1991, at St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton. Born in Greene County Jan. 16, 1909, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Stella May (Hunt) Young.

Surviving are a son Clifford G. Kraushaar of Otterville; seven granchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Elknah Mowrey of Dutzow, MO., Ada Hartwick of Carrollton, Lola Ethel of Athens and Betty Birch of Jerseyville; and three brothers, Phillip T. Young of Carrollton, Allen T. Young of Jerseyville and Harold Young of Rockbridge. A sister Dorothy Garahan preceded her in death. Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Jacoby-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Larry Hayes will officiate. Burial is in Kane Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church of Jerseyvile, where she was a member.

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Raymond Charles Kraushaar's second wife Mildred B. (Adams) Kraushaar's obituary - Mildred B. Kraushaar, 83, died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Chesterfield Oct. 1, 1925, the daughter of the late William and Mahala "Ann" (Taylor) Adams. She was raised with her siblings on a farm near Chesterfield. She married Raymond Kraushaar and they resided in Jerseyville for many years until his death on Nov. 10, 1975. She was widely known in Jerseyville, where she worked in various establishments including the Diner, American Legion and for many years worked as a sales clerk at the Discount House. She was a member of the Women of the Moose and the ladies auxiliaries at the VFW and American Legion, all in Jerseyville.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Victor and Janet Kraushaar of Jerseyville; two granddaughters and their spouses, Nancy and Carl Clifford of Carrollton and Vickie and Ty Johnson of Jerseyville; four great-grandchildren, David, Jeremy and Dylan Clifford and Tyler Johnson; a brother, Robert Adams of Hardin; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Clara Woods of Alton and Georgia and Samuel Abbott of Carrollton. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, William Burnett; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rose Marie Adams and Hazel and William Abbott; and three brothers, William, Willis "Junior" and Harry "Bud" Adams. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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(1aa) Raymond and Evelyn (Young) Kraushaar's son Clifford Kraushaar was born 11-19-1935 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. He married Marilyn Baker 11-12-1955, daughter of George and Bevy (Baker) Baker. Clifford and Marilyn (Baker) Kraushaar have 7 children-Charles Krauahaar, Melissa Kraushaar, Hope Kraushaar, Evelyn Kraushaar, Jason Kraushaar, Kimberley Kraushaar, and Mark Kraushaar. Clifford and his family live in Otterville, IL.

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Clifford Kraushaar's wife Marilyn (Baker) Kraushaar's sister Eileen Elizabeth (Baker) Todaro Brooks's obituary - ALTON - Eileen Elizabeth Todaro Brooks, 87, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Eunice-Smith Home in Alton. She was born May 30, 1927, in Greene County, Ill., the daughter of George and Bevy (Baker) Baker. She married Joseph Todaro in 1946, and he preceded her in death in 1974. She married Don Brooks, and he passed away in December of 2009. Eileen enjoyed fishing and traveling. She especially loved her grandkids. She is survived by two daughters, Patty Todaro Breuchaud and Mary Todaro, both of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; two grandsons, Jonah Breuchaud and Adam Breuchaud, also of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; a niece, Ruby Cox of Collinsville; a nephew and his wife, Ronnie and Charlotte McCormick of Springfield, Ill.; two sisters, Marilyn Kraushaar of the Jerseyville area, and Ann Kappler of Pine Bluff, Ark.; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to her husbands, Joseph Todaro and Don Brooks; she is preceded in death by her parents; and several brothers and sisters. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until a Celebration of Life service at 1 p.m. Saturday, September 27, at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to BJC Hospice. Staten-Fine is in charge of the arrangements.

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(1aaa) Clifford and Marilyn (Baker) Kraushaar's daughter Kimberley (Kraushaar) Dixon's husband Melvin Lee Dixon's obituary - Melvin Lee Dixon, 66, died suddenly at 6:21 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, at the scene of an automobile accident just north of Otterville on Otterville Road. He was born on Oct. 28, 1944, in Calhoun County, one of four children born to Milo and Zoe (Pegram) Dixon. Melvin graduated in 1964 from Calhoun High School in Hardin, and held various jobs in the local factories before accepting employment with the City of Jerseyville, where he served with the police department for 16 years. He then began over the road truck driving, and was currently employed as a driver and hauler for A&F Trucking in Jerseyville. Melvin served several terms on the Otterville Town Board and was a member of the Jerseyville Elks Lodge, National Rifle Association, and enjoyed restoring cars and riding Harley Davidsons. He married the former Kimberley Kraushaar on Nov. 3, 1981, in Alton, and they soon were to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

In addition to his wife, surviving are four children and their spouses, Steve and Julia Dixon of Fieldon, Sandra and Robert Lenington of Goodfield, Pamela Sue Dixon of Niagra Falls, N.Y., and Nathan and Melissa Lueker of Andalusia, Ill.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Karrick of Jerseyville and Mary Lou Briggs of Virginia state; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clifford and Marilyn Kraushaar of Otterville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Stephanie Frank; a brother, Milton Dixon; and a brother-in-law, Clyde Briggs. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The Rev. John Gibson of the Eastland Baptist Church in Jerseyville will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the family in care of the funeral home.

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Clifford and Marilyn (Baker) Kraushaar's daughter Kimberley (Kraushaar) Dixon's husband Melvin Lee Dixon's father Milo Leonard Dixon was born in 1910 and died Aug. 8, 1972. He married Zoe Gladen Pegram born, Jan. 30, 1912 and died Jul. 27, 1980. At the time of her death, Zoe was 68 years, 5 months and 27 days old. She was buried next to her husband, Milo L., and son, Milo M. at Hardin Cemetery, Hardin, Calhoun Co., IL. The Dixons' son Milo passed away on 15 Aug 1956 at the age of 14. Zoe's husband died on 08 Aug 1972. Children of Milo Leonard Dixon and Zoe (Pegram) Dixon were-Betty Dixon, Melvin Lee Dixon, Mary Lou Dixon, and Milo Milton Dixon.

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Melvin Lee Dixon's mother Zoe G. (Pegram) Dixon's obituary - DIXON. Died 24-07-1980. Zoe Dixon, 68, of Jerseyville, died July 24, at Jersey Community hospital. Funeral services were held July 27 at Jacoby Brothers Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Den Dignan officiated and burial was in Hardin cemetery. Mrs. Dixon was born in Middletown, Missouri, January 31, 1912 the daughter of Nathaniel & Emma Mae (Fry) Pegram. She married milo Dixon , whose death occurred August 12, 1972. She is survived by 1 son, Melvin Dixon of Jerseyville; 2 daughters, Betty Karrick of Dow and Mary Lou Briggs, Alton; 1 Brother, Nathaniel Pegram of Belleville; 2 sisters, Margaret Hodge of Belleville and Beulah Wiehe, Alton; 12 grandchildren and 6 g-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and 1 son. Memorials may be given to the heart fund.

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Melvin Lee Dixon's brother Milo Milton Dixon's obituary - JERSEYVILLE, Aug. 15, 1956 - Fourteen- year-old Milo Milton Dixon. who observed his birthday anniversary July 13, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony's Hospital, Alton. The son of Milo L. and Zoe Pegram Dixon, he was born in 1942 in Delhi. The survivors are his parents; a brother, Melvin Lee of Batchtown. and two sisters, Mrs. Betty Jean Miller, East Alton and Miss Mary Lou Dixon, Batchtown. Funeral rites will be held Friday at 2 p.m. DST in the Hardin Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Hardin Cemetery. Friends may call at the Warner Funeral Home.

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Melvin Lee Dixon's grandfather Leonard Milton Dixon was born Nov. 30, 1869 in Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Nov. 14, 1939 in Jersey County, Illinois. The son of Jacob Dixon and Susan Amilda Stone, Leonard married Louisa Abigail "Lulu" Plummer on 04 Nov 1896 in Calhoun County, Illinois. They were the parents of 6 children, although 2 did not survive infancy or very early childhood. Leonard died suddenly of heart failure while working on his farm in Jersey County, Illinois. His death came 16 days before his 70th birthday. Leonard was buried on 17 Nov 1939 and was survived by his wife, Lulu, who passed away in 1955. His wife Louisa Abigail "Lulu" (Plummer) Dixon was born Mar. 26, 1878 in Calhoun County, Illinois, and died Aug. 20, 1955 in Hardin, Calhoun County, Illinois. The daughter of William Henry Plummer and Sarah Amelia Ramsey, "Lulu" married Leonard Milton Dixon on 04 Nov 1896 in Calhoun County, Illinois. They were the parents of 6 children, although 2 did not survive infancy or very early childhood. In her later years, Lulu spent the winter months with her sister, Edith Fowler, in Alton, Madison County, Illinois. Lulu died at the home of a daughter, Ruby Fuller, west of Hardin. At the time of her death, Lulu was 77 years, 4 months and 25 days old. She was survived by 1 daughter, Ruby; 3 sons, Lee, Milo and William; 9 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Cleve and Charles Plummer; and 1 sister Edith Fowler. Visitation was held at the home of Lulu's son, Lee Dixon. Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. on the morning of 23 Aug 1955 in the Methodist Church. Lulu was buried next to her husband, Leonard, who passed away in 1939 in Wilson Cemetery, Batchtown, Calhoun Co., IL. Children of Leonard Milton Dixon and Louisa Abigail "Lulu" Plummer were-Lee Alfred Dixon (1900-1970); Ruby Esther (Dixon) Fuller (1903-1967); William J. Dixon (1905-1966); Milo Leonard Dixon (1910-1972; and 2 children who died in infancy.

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Melvin Lee Dixon's grandfather Leonard Milton Dixon's obituary - His team of horses standing faithfully by, the body of Leonard Milton Dixon, 69, a farmer of Piasa township, two miles north of Delhi, was found in a field, a quarter of a mile from his home, Tuesday afternoon, by his daughter-in- law, Mrs. Milo Dixon, who had gone to search for him when he did not return to the house for lunch. The team of horses, hitched to a wagon, that he had driven to the field early in the morning to husk corn, apparently nad not moved more than a few feet in the several hours that had elapsed since the death of Dixon and the time the body was found. At an inquest conducted this morning by Coroner H. H. Seely at the Jacoby funeral home in Jerseyville, a jury returned a. verdict of death from heart failure. It was believed that Dixon had succumbed to the fatal attack soon after leaving the house in the morning. It was thought that he had stopped for a few minutes to repair a pig-pen before starting to husk corn, as the body was found near the fence of the pen. He had worn a heavy coat on leaving the house in the morning, and he had the coat on when found later in the day, a fact that led relatives to believe that he died soon after leaving the house as it was thought that he would have removed the coat to work. Dixon was born Nov. 30, 1869 in Calhoun County and had resided In the Delhi area for about 12 years. With him on the farm were his wife, Mrs. Lulu Dixon, and a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Dixon. Other survivors include two sons, Lee and William of Batchtown, and a daughter, Mrs. Ray Fuller of Calhoun County; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Boucher and Mrs. Delia Fischer, St. Louis, and Mrs. Emma Blumenberg, Hamburg; and a brother, Perry He leaves six grandchildren. The body is at Jacoby funeral home, Jerseyville, pending the time it is to be taken to Batchtown, for funeral services. The funeral will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Methodist church in Batchtown. The Rev. F. M. Hodger of Alton will officiate.

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Melvin Lee Dixon's great grandfather Jacob Dixon's obituary - Jacob Dixon was born in Gilead, Calhoun County, Ill. April 6, 1840; died at his home Tuesday February 19, 1901 at 7:30 P.M.; aged sixty years, ten months and thirteen days. When at the age of six years he, with his parents, moved to Wisconsin and living there but a few years, returned to Calhoun County where he remained the rest of his life. He was married to Miss Susan Stone. To them eight children were born, three of whom have preceded their father to that bright eternal shore. Leonard Perry, Mrs. Gustave Blumenberg, Mrs. Tony Baker, and Miss Anna, and a fond and loving wife are left to mourn the loss of a true and loving father and husband. Mr. Dixon was loved by all who knew him. He was always making friends wherever he went. He always led a true and honest life and provided well for his family. In or about 1887 he, with his family, moved to what is known as Bull's Landing, living there for a few years; he then moved into the Calhoun Club House, still attended to the landing until about two years ago, when he purchased property in the Village of Gilead and living happy until February 14; while he was loading ice he took suddenly ill, and on the following Tuesday he was called away to the One who doeth all things well. A large crowd of friends followed the remains to their last resting place, in the Dixon Cemetery. The bereaved relatives have our heartfelt sympathy. (Unknown Calhoun County newspaper; February 1901)

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(2aaa) Clifford and Marilyn (Baker) Kraushaar's daughter Evelyn (Kraushaar) Chevalley's husband Lawrence Logan Chevalley's obituary - A memorial visitation will take place from 10 a.m. Thursday until the time of memorial services at 11 a.m. at Eastland Baptist Church in Jerseyville for Lawrence Logan Chevalley of Otterville. Mr. Chevalley, 53, died December 30, 2011 at his home. He was born December 10, 1958 in Alton, the son of the late Robert and Imogene (Logan) Chevalley. He married the former Evelyn Kraushaar in 1979. He was raised in Chautauqua and was a 1977 graduate of Jersey Community High School. He was a machinist by trade and had worked at Al-Co in St. Louis and Puhlmann Manufacturing in Chesterfield, Missouri and has been employed at Olin Corp. for the last 12 years. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Michelle (Mark) Heitzman of Otterville; three granddaughters; several extended family and friends. At his request, cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

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(1aaaa) Clifford and Marilyn (Baker) Kraushaar's granddaughter, and their daughter Evelyn (Kraushaar) Chevalley's daughter Jessica Louise Chevalley's obituary - Jessica Louise Chevalley, 30, died unexpectedly at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, at her residence. She was born in Alton on Jan. 8, 1981, the youngest of two daughters born to Lawrence and Evelyn (Kraushaar) Chevalley. Jessica attended Jersey Community High School and graduated with the class of 1999, where she obtained academic honors. She worked for a short time at Dawn's In Town Grooming in Jerseyville, but for the most part, she enjoyed staying at home listening to music on her iPod, reading or being on her computer. Jessica was very loved and was a wonderful daughter, sister and was a very proud and doting aunt to her three nieces. She enjoyed her life, as her entire life was spent surrounded by those that loved her most and loved her dearly.

Surviving are her parents, Larry and Evelyn Chevalley of Otterville; a sister and brother-in-law, Michelle and Mark Heitzman Jr. of Otterville; three nieces, Brittany, Autumn and Stephanie Heitzman; her grandparents, Clifford and Marilyn Kraushaar of Otterville, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Robert and Imogene Chevalley. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. Nathan Lueker will officiate. Burial will be in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to the family in care of Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

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(3aaa) Clifford and Marilyn (Baker) Kraushaar's son Charles Kraushaar married Linda Miller, daughter of Ira William "Bill" Miller and Lena (Hetzel) Miller. Linda's mother Lena (Hetzel) Miller was the daughter of Andrew Albert Hetzel and his 2nd wife Theresa (Haag) Hetzel. She was born in Jersey County, Illinois. She married 1st Ira William "Bill" Miller, son of Charles Marvin and Ruea (Evans) Miller. He was born 24 March 1942 in Jersey County, Illinois, and died 31 August 1998. His burial was in Noble Cemetery in Otterville, Jersey County, Illinois. Children of Ira William "Bill" Miller and Lena (Hetzel) Miller were-Robert Miller, Linda (Miller) Kraushaar, and Ruth (Miller) Farris. Ira William "Bill" Miller's wife Lena (Hetzel) Miller married 2nd Ona Richard "Onie" Ramsay Jr. Nov. 17, 2012 at the Fieldon Baptist Church. He died July 6, 2016.

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Clifford and Marilyn (Baker) Kraushaar's son Charles Kraushaar's wife Linda (Miller) Kraushaar's stepfather and her mother Lena (Hetzel) Miller Ramsay's 2nd husband Ona Richard "Onie" Ramsay Jr.'s obituary - OTTERVILLE- Ona Richard "Onie" Ramsay Jr., 79, died suddenly at 7:06 a.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at his residence. He was born in Pine Valley, Ok., on Feb. 22, 1937, the son of the late Ona R. and Evelyn (Upchurch) Ramsay Sr. After the death of his father at a very young age, his mother remarried Almarsten Tracy Hale, who also preceded Onie in death. He graduated in 1955 from MarVista High School in Imperial Beach, Ca., and while residing in California, he had worked as a service manager/shop manager at Scott Machinery as well as a John Deere dealership both in San Diego. He and his wife, Shirley, moved out of California in 1990, and located in the small community of Otterville. He soon began employment as a mechanic and shop foreman for Bob Cunningham Waste Disposal of Medora, and provided the residents of Otterville a pleasant little grocery store known as F.O.G.S. (Friendly Otterville Grocery Store) for numerous years. He married the former Shirley Ann Cason on Sept. 12, 1965 in Winter Haven, Ca., and were just shy of 10 days of celebrating their 46th wedding anniversary, prior to her death on Sept. 2, 2011. He then married Lena (Hetzel) Miller on Nov. 17, 2012 at the Fieldon Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Lena Miller Ramsay of Otterville; two daughters and a son in law, Frances & Greg Cross of Godfrey and Virginia Manson, and her companion, Jeff of Inola, Ok.; a son & daughter in law, Ona "Bud" & Andrea Ramsay of Carrollton; a daughter in law, Tammy Ramsay of Louisiana; three step children & their spouses, Robert & Darlene Miller of Granite City, Linda & Charles Kraushaar of Otterville, Ruth & Roy Farris of Grafton; 15 Grandchildren; 9 Step Grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; two brothers, Alvus Ramsay of Jacksonville, Al, and Larry Ray Ramsay of Cairo, Mi.; four sisters, Verma Ann Hailey of Golden, Co., Norma Kay Butler of North Dartmouth, Ma., Connie Hernandez of Corpus Christi, Tx., and Cynthia of New Mexico. In addition to his parents and stepfather, he was preceded in death by his son, Clyde R. Ramsay; four brothers, Armond, Donald , Charles & William Ramsay; and four sisters, Gwenda, Brenda, Peggy, and Sandra. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Fieldon Baptist Church in Fieldon, IL., with Pastor Bo Schultz officiating. Burial will take place in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to his family in care of the funeral home.

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Clifford and Marilyn (Baker) Kraushaar's son Charles Kraushaar's wife Linda (Miller) Kraushaar's sister Ruth (Miller) Farris's husband Roy Farris's sister Crystal Lynn (Farris) Trask's obituary - Crystal Lynn Trask, 48, of Otterville, died unexpectedly at 5:51 a.m., Monday, January 9, 2017 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Surviving are: Her Father: George Farris of Otterville; Her Husband: Kyle Trask of Otterville; Her Son: Jared Washington of Otterville; Her Daughter: Akilah Trask at home; Four Brothers: Kevin Farris of Otterville, Randy Farris of Grafton, Mark Farris of Litchfield, Roy Farris of Grafton. She is also survived by her mother in law, Rhonda (Beiermann) Trask and her father in law, Roger Trask both of Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville. Memorials may be given to the family in care of the funeral home.

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(4aaa) Clifford and Marilyn (Baker) Kraushaar's daughter Hope Kraushaar married Michael Leon Davenport, son of Gary Davenport and Doretta May (Stewart) Davenport, and they had 6 children-Mikah Christian Davenport, Judah Daniel Davenport, Phoebe Elizabeth Davenport, Moriah Grace Davenport, Moses Benjamin Davenport, and Haven Lael Davenport

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Hope (Kraushaar) Davenport's husband Michael Leon Davenport's mother Doretta M. (Stewart) Davenport's obituary - JERSEYVILLE - Doretta May (Stewart) Davenport, 78, on Sunday April 23rd at 7:55pm in Jerseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation in Jerseyville, Illinois, surrounded by her husband, children, grandchildren and loved ones singing hymns and songs of praise left these prison bars of flesh to join a heavenly choir. She will blend her sweet voice with voices far sweeter than any heard here on Earth. Born in rural Nebo, Illinois on July 22, 1938, Doretta was the fifth child of Harold Everett and Chloe Edith Deardeuff Stewart. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters - Frieda Pauline Rodhouse (of Pleasant Hill), Verna Lea Stewart (an infant) and Norma Jean Dyer (of Nebo). A “Daddy’s girl” growing up in Pike County, she loved the outdoors - fishing with bare hands, walking creek beds in bare feet. She witnessed the birth of many an animal and developed a strong nurturing instinct. Faith was a key part of her upbringing. Her maternal grandmother was a street preacher. Once, while playing hide and seek with her cousins, she fell down a cliff and hit her head. She walked a quarter-mile home and there she laid unconscious for three days. They didn’t go to the doctor - mother prayed. At age 17 she moved to Jerseyville to help care for her aging Grandma Deardeuff and there she finished out her senior year at Jersey Community High School. After graduating, Doretta gained employment in the mailroom at Olin, advancing to the Blueprint Department and finally Quality Assurance. On March 27, 1970 she married her best friend, Gary L. Davenport and served as a home-maker until 1979 when she went to work in the Accounting Department at Roper Plastics and after they closed as a part-time Administrative Assistant at Hedges Chiropractic. Loving God and service to others was the central theme and the passion of her life. A member of Gospel Assembly Church, the Doretta was a Sunday School Teacher in Jerseyville for decades where she taught the same faith in Christ that had and continued to sustain her. Many of the young people in her classes grew to be her church family - a family that brought her much joy all throughout her life. She was a lover of music and her beautiful voice could be heard in multiple groups at her church - usually the part of high tenor. She was also a member of the church band starting out with clarinet but finding trombone the most fun. Doretta was creative, talented, compassionate, unselfish and patient. Together with Gary, she raised a son Michael Leon Davenport (Hope) and a heart-daughter Rebecca Jane Davenport Myers (Timothy). She derived the greatest joy being a grandmother to eight grandchildren; Jacob Timothy Myers, Sarah Elizabeth Myers Wilson (Gary), Mikah Christian Davenport, Judah Daniel Davenport, Phoebe Elizabeth Davenport, Moriah Grace Davenport, Moses Benjamin Davenport, Haven Lael Davenport and a great-grandson Braden James Myers - all of Jerseyville. Also surviving is a sister, Irma Joyce Harpole (Dale) of Jerseyville, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. She spread sunshine everywhere she went and was loved by many. Visitation will be held in Jerseyville at 11am, Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Gospel Assembly Church - 601 June Street, followed by a Celebration of Life service at 1pm. Memorials may be made to Jerseyville Estates in Jerseyville, Illinois where she received care worthy of such an exemplary person for last six months.Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.

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(1aa) Raymond and Mildred (Adams) Kraushaar's son Victor C. Kraushaar is married to Janet Prough and has 2 children-Nancy J. Kraushaar, and Vickie Kraushaar. Victor C. Kraushaar's wife Janet is the daughter of Thomas and Juanita (Barber) Prough. Victor Kraushaar and his wife Janet live in Jerseyville, IL, and he works at a steel mill in Alton, IL.

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Victor Kraushaar's wife Janet (Prough) Kraushaar's father Thomas H. Prough's obituary - Thomas H. Prough; b. 11 Dec 1920, Wrights, IL; d. 21 Jan 1991, Alton, IL; Bu.: Carrollton City Cem., Carrollton, IL; WWII Army Veteran; resident of Carrollton; M. Juanita Barber on 19 Jul 1947 in Roodhouse, IL; Fa.: Clifton Prough; Mo.: Amy Hyde; Survived by his wife; two daughters: Mrs. Victor (Janet) Kraushaar of Jerseyville and Mrs. Robert (Mary Ann) Richey of Carrollton; one son: Thomas R. of Carrollton; four grand and four step-grandchildren; two great-grandsons; and one brother: Melvin of Greenfield; Preceded by two brothers and one grandson.

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Victor Kraushaar's wife Janet (Prough) Kraushaar's mother Juanita E. (Barber) Prough's obituary - Juanita Evelyn Prough, 88, of Carrollton, died at 8:55 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. Born in Roodhouse on Jan. 8, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Cecil Claude and Nellie Mae (Robinson) Barber. She married Thomas H. Prough on July 19, 1947, in Roodhouse and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1991. Surviving are her three children, Janet (Vic) Kraushaar of Jerseyville, Tom (Linda) Prough and Mary Ann (Bob) Richey of Carrollton; five grandchildren, Nancy (Carl) Clifford, Vickie (Ty) Johnson, Christopher Steinacher, Benjamin Thomas Prough, Andrew Prough; seven great-grandchildren, David, Jeremy, Dylan, Josie, Klayton, Tyler and Carson; and a great-grandchild, Brody.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents and husband were a grandchild, Ryan Prough; two sisters, Alice Buster, Niada Neff; and a brother, Charles Barber. Juanita graduated from Roodhouse High School. She was a homemaker most of her life. She enjoyed talking to her friends on the phone, watching TV, but most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton. Services will be held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in the Carrollton City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Boyd Memorial Hospital or Blessing Hospice. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com

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Victor Kraushaar's wife Janet (Prough) Kraushaar's sister Mary Ann (Prough) Richey's obituary - Mary Ann Richey, 52, of Carrollton, died at 1 p.m. April 18, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on April 20, 1963, in Carrollton, the daughter of the late Thomas and Juanita (Barber) Prough. She married Bob Richey on May 20, 1988, and he survives. Also surviving are: a stepson, Robert E. (companion Christy Schnelten) Richey Jr. of Carrollton; two stepdaughters, Heather (Carey) Lansaw of Greenfield and Amber (Chad) Flowers of Carrollton; seven stepgrandchildren, Kaylee, Olivia, Ella, Hayden, Jacob, Garrett and Alaine; one great- stepgrandson, Taten; a sister Janet (Vic) Kraushaar of Jerseyville, and a brother Tom (Linda) Prough of Carrollton; a brother-in-law, Lee Richey of Eldred; and several nieces and nephews, especially Nancy Clifford who was more like a sister. Mrs. Richey was a 1981 graduate of Carrollton High School. She was employed several years at Heritage Savings and Loan in Carrollton and Jerseyville. From 1990 until the time of her death, she was employed at Carrollton Bank. She was captain of the Carrollton Bank Relay for Life Team from 2000-2005. She was a die-hard fan of the Carrollton Hawks Football Team. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday April 21, 2016 at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Carrollton, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday April 22. Burial will be at Carrollton City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boyd Memorial Hospital Gas Card Fund. Condolences may be left online at: www.airsman-hires.com.

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(1aaa) Victor and Janet (Prough) Kraushaar's daughter Nancy J. Kraushaar married Carl Wayne Clifford, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Clifford of Carrollton, IL. Carl Wayne Clifford and Nancy J. (Kraushaar) Clifford have 3 children, David Clifford, Jeremy Clifford, and Dylan Clifford.

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(2aaa) Victor and Janet (Prough) Kraushaar's daughter Vickie Kraushaar married Ty Johnson of Jerseyville, IL and they have 2 sons-Tyler Johnson and Carson Johnson.

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Vickie (Kraushaar) Johnson's husband Ty Johnson's grandmother Kathryn M. (Weller) Johnson's obituary - Kathryn M. Johnson, 86, passed away at 9:12 pm Saturday March 3, 2012 at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. She was born on May 16, 1925 Otterville, IL the daughter of Kenneth Weller & Lela (Gowin). She married Curtis Allen Johnson on July 6, 1943 in St. Charles. MO and he preceded her in death. She worked at Nugent Shapanski Orchard in Grafton until she went to work as a machine operator and inspector for Olin Corporation for 35 years retiring in 1987 As a child she attended Lonestar School and Hamilton Primary grade schools in Otterville. She loved babysitting kids from infants until the time they entered Kindergarten. Her favorite pastime was running to the store and baking chocolate chip cookies. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Norman “Gary” & Renee Johnson of Nutwood and Mike & Sherry Johnson of Jerseyville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Susan & Jim Taylor of Hillview and Joyce Ann Smith of Jerseyville; thirteen grandchildren and spouses, Patrick & Judy Johnson of Hillview, Sharron Johnson of Jerseyville, Larryssa Moore of Godfrey, Marissa Jo Johnson of Godfrey, Curtiss L. Johnson of Nutwood, Crystal Lynn Angel of Jerseyville, Sara & Brian Beauchamp of Godfrey, Ed & Tracy Keele of Tampico, IL, Mandy & Aaron Blackford of Godfrey, Sandy & Joe Lyles of Jerseyville, Ty & Vickie Johnson of Jerseyville, and Melissa & Mathew Portell of Nashville, TN; twenty five great-great grandchildren, Aaron Johnson, Lauren Dahlke, Ethan Armstrong, George, Kristin and Isaiah Moore, Devon, Dylan, and Kendall Angel, Chloe & Ella Beauchamp, Sierra Young, Gage Wendle, Alisha Wetzell, Dalton Keele, Cooper Lyles, and Elijah Blackford, Tyler and Carson Johnson, Cassie Delp, Alicia and Jimmy Taylor, Parker and Samantha Lewis and Harrison Portell. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two sons, George Johnson and Curtis Allen Johnson Jr., three grandchildren, Shannon and Darryl Johnson and Heather (Johnson) Wendle; two sisters, Helen Douglas and Mary Cannon. In celebration of her life, private visitation and funeral services will be held at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville. Burial will be private at Otterville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Jerseyville Food Pantry. Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto is in charge of arrangements and online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com

(5) Frank and Julia (Albert) Kraushaar's daughter Anna Kraushaar was born in 1877 near Fieldon in English Township, Jersey County, IL, and she died in 1960 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. She married 1-7-1919 John Carroll. He was born in 1879, and died in 1938 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, IL. They had no children. They both worked at a shoe factory in Jerseyville. They are both buried at St. Francis Cemetery in Jerseyville.

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