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The Prairie Advocate from Lanark, Illinois • a4

Lanark, Illinois
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4 Pr ai rie Ad vo ca te pr ai rie ad vo ca te om ed ne sd ay ug us t1 9, 20 20 PR AI RI AD VO CA TE In Carroll Call Me! Patti 815.266.4020 21-78 Lake Carroll Lake Carroll, IL Town, Lake Count 24911 PAYNE ROAD, SHANNON IL MADE WITH DESIGN. DETAIL. QUALITY. CUSTOM KITCHEN CABINETRY Call Wayne for your free consultation 815-631-5950 EARL ROGER LISTON LANARK Earl Roger Liston, 96, of Tucson, Arizona, formerly of Lanark, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Southern Arizona Veterans Home where he had been a resident for over a year. He was born Oct.

9, 1923 in Mitchell, South Dakota. During high school, his fam- ily moved to Peca- tonica, where he met and married Harriet Kilbourn. During WWII he served in the Battle of the Bulge being one of only 17 men in his reconnaissance troop who killed or captured. After coming home from the war, he proceeded to become a successful business owner for over 25 years, while raising a family of 3 boys in Lanark. They moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1971 for health.

He continued to be an active member of the Masons and the local branch of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge for many years. He was awarded the National Order of The French Legion of Honour in the rank of Chevalier (Knight) on Nov. 6, 2013. He is preceded in death by his wife, Harriet; his two sons, Danny and Scott; his grandson, Andrew; and friend, Mary. He is survived by his sons, Roger (Janet) Liston of Powder Springs, Georgia, and Kent (Sharon) Liston of Greenbank, Washington, and daughter- in-law Raena Liston of Arvada, Colorado; as well as five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers we suggest dona- tions to the American Legion Post 36, 5845 22nd St. Tucson, AZ 85711. BENJAMEN D. STROHECKER STOCKTON Benjamen Dean Stro- hecker passed away at home on August 8, 2020 after a brief but strong fought battle with cancer. Ben was born to Charles and Arleen Kingery on Feb.

28, 1985 in Sterling. Ben attended schools in Polo and Pearl City. He was a jack of all trades and had many jobs over the years including farm work, silage truck driver, F.S. Grain Services, and was most recently employed at Quinn Con- struction in Lena. Ben was a father to two great kids, Skyler Dirksen and Angela Strohecker.

Ben then married Brittany Ils on Dec. 21, 2007 in Mt. Carroll and together they had three wonderful kids, Lilyann Lou, Casen Benjamen and Jaxson Dean. Ben enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, shooting fireworks, mud bogs, tattoos, spending time in the woods and at the river, building knick- knacks for his family, and talking about how great red tractors are to his green tractor loving father-in-law and broth- ers-in-law. Ben had a great sense of humor and was well known for his jokes and pranks, usually at the expense of his unsuspecting wife and kids.

Ben is survived by his wife, Brittany; his children, Lilyann (12), Jaxson (8), Skyler (17) all of Pearl City and Angela (15) of Hanover; his mother and stepfa- ther, Arleen (Ken) Kingery of Lena; his father, Charles Strohecker of Lena; his siblings, Donna (Ken) Quinn of Lena, Nicole (Jeremy) Kingery of Shannon, Jenny Kingery of Freeport and Justin Kingery of Lena; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Hank and Lou Ils of Loran; his brothers-in-law, Elijah Ils and Teddy Ils of Loran; his sister-in-law, Montana Ils of Freeport; his grand- mother, Donna Rife of Sterling; his grandfather-in-law, Carl Heidenreich of Savanna; his grandmother-in-law, Linda (Bill) Gempeler of Shannon; several very special nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and many, many great friends and coworkers. Ben is preceded in death by his son, Casen Benjamen Strohecker, Aug. 9, 2010 to Nov. 25, 2010. Visitation was Aug.

13, at Hermann Funeral Home in Pearl City followed by a private graveside service. The family would like to thank every- one for their thoughts and prayers, kind words, meals and all other donations and support. It has helped more than words can say. LINDA G. HILL SAVANNA Linda G.

Hill, 69, of Savan- na, formerly of Eveleth, Minnesota, died Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Mill Valley Care Center, Bellevue, Iowa. Law-Jones Funeral Homes handled arrangements. BRIAN JAMES KRUG ELIZABETH Brian James Krug, 58, of Elizabeth, formerly of Freeport, died Sunday, August 10, 2020. Law-Jones Funeral Homes handled arrangements. SHIRLEY A.

LOCKWOOD SAVANNA Shirley Ann Lockwood, 83, died August 3, 2020, at her home in Savanna. Law-Jones Funeral Homes handled arrangements. OBITUARIES See OBITUARIES, Page 5 Coroner: Whiteside County Jail inmate hanged himself BY KATHLEEN A. SCHULTZ MORRISON A 50-year-old Whiteside County jail inmate found unresponsive in his cell Aug. 10 hanged himself, Coroner Joe McDonald said on Friday.

Michael Kinison, of Sterling, was found during a routine check at 7 p.m. Monday. Whiteside County deputies and Morrison Fire Depart- ment provided medical assistance, to no avail. An investigation into the events surrounding his death continues, Sgt. Charles Davidson of the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation said in an email The ISP investigates other law enforcement agencies when the need arises.

Kinison was charged with arson and was being held on $25,000 bond; inves- tigators say he set fire to a garage in Rock Falls on July 17. WHITESIDE COUNTY Michael Kinison.

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