Darla Piper

May 22nd, 2017

Darla P. Piper, age 74, of Franklin Grove, died Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Franklin Grove Living and Rehabilitation Center.
Darla was born August 13, 1942 in Sublette the daughter of Cecil and Pearl (Blaine) Piper. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one daughter, Sally Piper; one sister, Carolyn Howell; and three nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 10 – 11 AM at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Reverend Barb Otten of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amboy officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be sent to

Evangeline Guither

May 19th, 2017

Evangeline M. Guither, age 94 of Walnut, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

Evangeline was born in Ohio, IL on April 23, 1923 to Henry and Harriet (Martin) Albrecht. Evangeline was a 1940 graduate of Ohio High School and attended the University of Illinois in Urbana. She left the University to work for the Signal Corp during WWII as an inspector at Teletype where she met lifelong friends, Eddie and Ann Dell.

She was united in marriage to Marvin B. Guither on March 3, 1946 at Red Oak Church in rural Walnut. He preceded her in death on August 7, 1995. Evangeline was a lifelong member of the Red Oak Church where she was a part of the United Methodist Women’s Circle. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Home Extension and Neighborly Club. She enjoyed serving as a school bus driver and as an election judge for many years. She hosted exchange students and then visited them around the world. Evangeline enjoyed gardening, fishing, farming and mowing.

She is survived by five children, Jim (Nancy) Guither of Hudson, Kendall (Kathy) Guither of Walnut, Bonnie Guither of Tampa, Melanie (Mike) Alwes of Normal and Harry (Alice) Guither of Walnut; nine grandchildren, Margo (Phillip) Mire, Jennie (Tim) Cruze, Ben (Julie) Guither, Dan (Jana) Guither, Becky Alwes, Marc (Katie) Alwes, Jim Alwes, Eric Guither and Holly (fiancé, Ben Wilkinson) Guither; ten great grandchildren, Andy and Adam Mire, Timber and Cade Cruze, Kepi and Vivian Guither, Olivia and Maggie Guither & Leah and Luke Alwes; one brother-in-law, Harold (Lois) Guither; foster sister, Frieda Martin and lifelong friend, Miriam Rosene.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; one son, Dave Guither; son-in-law, Lee Peabody; four brothers, Robert, Paul, John and Dean Albrecht and one sister, Mary Skelton.

Visitation will be Monday, May 22, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, Illinois. Funeral service will be Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the Red Oak United Methodist Church in rural Walnut with Reverend Judy Giese officiating. Services will conclude with burial at Red Oak Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the Red Oak Church.

Marie Schulte

May 18th, 2017

Marie Schulte, age 94, of Walnut, IL died Tuesday May 16, 2017 at Heritage Manor in Walnut.

Marie was born on April 22, 1923 in Tampico the daughter of Otto and Margaret (Whyte) Von Holten. She was united in marriage to Albert J. Schulte on April 28, 1940 in Rock Falls, IL. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2000. Marie was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Ohio. She had taught Sunday school and was a member of the Church Circle. Marie was a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother who loved to witness her faith for the Lord.

She is survived by three daughters Carolyn (Don) Wallace of Tampico, Joyce (Dean) Geldean of Harmon, Carla (Tim) Gonigam of Walnut; three sons Virgil (Judy) Schulte of Walnut, IL Marc (Carol) Schulte of Walnut, James (Cindy) Schulte of Ohio; one daughter-in-law Kathy Schulte of Peoria; 32 grandchildren; 69 great grandchildren; 8 great, great grandchildren; two sisters Margaret (Maynard) Parker and Euryth (Louis) Vickrey both of Walnut and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one son, Jerry Schulte; one daughter, Judy Sidebottom; son-in-law, Steve Sidebottom; two sisters, Betty Ann Oberle and Ellen “Boots” Spencer; seven brothers, Leo, James, John, Richard, Gene, Bob and Don Von Holten.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2017 from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 22nd at 10:00 A.M. at the First Lutheran Church of Ohio with the Rev. Gene Vincent pastor officiating. Burial will be in Van Orin Repose Cemetery in Van Orin.

Arrangements were completed with the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church of Ohio, Hospice of the Rock River Valley or Heritage Health Activities Fund in Walnut.

Max Halberg

May 17th, 2017

Max E. Halberg, Sr. 92, a lifelong resident of Princeton and Winter Texan, passed away Monday,
November 21, 2016 in Harlingen, Texas following a brief illness. Max was born to Rueben and Amanda
(Holtz) Halberg on December 17, 1923. He had seven brothers and six sisters.
Max was a 1942 graduate of Princeton Township High School before entering the Army.
Max was a World War II veteran, serving in the Aleutian Islands, in Alaska. He was a member of the
VFW, Princeton Moose Lodge, and the Princeton Bowling Hall of Fame, and Wyaton Hills Golf Course.
After working for more than 35-years in the grocery business he retired from the Princeton Eagle Food
store in the early 80s, to begin his second career in the pro shop at Wyaton Hills Golf Course. Max was
an avid golfer. Even after being diagnosed with macular degeneration he continued to play golf several
times per week, being better at finding golf balls than his sighted playing partners.
Max married Dorothy Bayler in Tonica on November 27, 1949, she preceded him in death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers (Ron, William, Jack, Russell, Robert) four sisters
(Herma, Joyce, Jane, Bernadine), since Max’s passing e hae lost his brother Richard (Sandee) of
Princeton. Dick passed away in early April.
Max is survived by Mildred Dean, his partner, two sons, Max Jr. (Linda) of Princeton, Steven (Mary) of
Carol Stream, one daughter Catherine Hartwig (Steven) of Kokomo, IN; and one step-daughter Vickie
Mongan (Larry); four grandchildren, Amy Jo Closen (RJ) of Peoria; Amanda Hartwig Sampayo (Patricio) of
Brownsville, TX; Andrew Hartwig (Stacey) of Rochester, MI; Mark Halberg (Julie) Elgin, Illinois; three
great-grandchildren (Carter and Colton Hartwig and Mateo Sampayo) and three
step-great-grandchildren (Katlyn, Cole, Talyssa Closen), one brother Gary (Bonnie), Fort Meyers, FL; and
two sisters Betty Hanson, Wyanet; Norma Raabe Manlius. He is also survived by sister-in-law Lucille
Moore (the late Tom Moore), and brother-in-law Theodore Bayler (Sherin).
A memorial service will be held at the United Methodist Church at Church and Peru Street in Princeton
on Saturday, May 20th. The service will begin at 10:30am and be followed by grave side rites with
military honors at Oakland Cemetery in Princeton.
Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church of Princeton.


Stokley Trumbo

May 17th, 2017

Stokley Allen Trumbo
City: Wyanet, Illinois
Time of Death: 3:34 a.m.
Date of Death: May 16, 2017
Place of Death: Illinois Veterans Home, LaSalle, IL

Services: Private Graveside Services
Officiating:Pastor Derek Boggs
Burial: Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton, IL
Rosary Service:
Military Rites:

Date of Birth: April 11, 1925 / Hodgensville, KY / Benjamin H. & Rosa Mae (Lafloette) Trumbo.

Married: Exie M. Shofner, December 22, 1945 in Earlville, Illinois.
she preceded

Survivors: 2 sons: Larry (Diane) Trumbo of Romeo, MI and Allen (Julie) Trumbo of Minooka, IL;
1 daughter, Cammie (Phillip) Conkling of Princeton, IL;
2 brothers: Ralph McArthur Trumbo of Hodgensville, KY and George Trumbo of Hodgensville, KY;
2 sisters: Dorothy Smith of Hodgensville, KY of Diane Bertram of Hodgensville, KY;
4 grandsons: Todd (Amy) Trumbo of Corona, CA, Scott (Sara) Trumbo of California, Benjamin (Stacy) Schmitt of Oglesby, IL; snd Brandon Schmitt of Tempe, AZ;
8 great-grandchildren

Preceded in death: his parents, his wife, Exie and 6 brothers and 1 sister.


Employment: Lifetime farmer

Memberships: American Legion, Princeton Farm Bureau, Union Christian Church of KY

Military Service: Stokley served in the United States Army Air Corp stationed in Germany during World War II.

Memorials: LaSalle Veteran’s Home and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton