Debra Pierson

December 2nd, 2016

Debra June Pierson, 60, of Princeton, passed away on November 30, 2016 at her Princeton home.

Debra June Pierson was born on June 25, 1956 in Princeton, IL to Herman John and Eunice Lucille (Lind) Pierson. She graduated Princeton High School in 1974 and then graduated from University of Illinois. She worked at Union Hall at the U of I, Carle Clinic in the Food Services Dept. in Urbana, and then was later employed by Colonial Hall in Princeton. She was also a volunteer at the Closet in Princeton. Debra was a member of the First Lutheran Church, the Library Committee and also the quilters group at her church. She enjoyed genealogy, gardening, cooking and her two cats.

Debra is survived by her three brothers, Gary (Cindy) Pierson of Princeton; Ronald (Mari) Pierson of Henderson, NV; and Robert (Susan) Pierson of Princeton. Also surviving are four nephews and two nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 3-5 p.m. at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.

Funeral Services will take place on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Princeton with Rev. Phil Gronbach officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Princeton.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First Lutheran Church of Princeton, or the American Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be left at

Gloria Rasmussen

November 30th, 2016

Gloria J. Rasmussen
Age: 73
City: Manlius, Illinois
Time of Death: 5:16 p.m.
Date of Death: November 28, 2016
Place of Death: Bounce Back Lane, Liberty Village, Princeton

Services: Friday, December 2, 2016 / Trinity Evangelical Church, Manlius, IL at 10:30 a.m.
Officiating: Pastor Dan Stalker
Burial: Manlius Cemetery, Manlius, Illinois
Visitation: 5-8 Thursday, December 1, 2016 / Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton
Rosary Service:
Military Rites:

Date of Birth: January 15, 1943 / Peru, Illinois / Robert & Hazel (Smith) Winkler

Married: Wayne R. Rasmussen / Wyanet, Illinos / August 30, 1964
he survives: Wayne R. Rasmussen – Manlius, IL

Survivors: Daughter – Wendy (Joe) Michlig – Manlius, IL
Son – Dan (Lynn) Rasmussen – Manlius, IL
3 Grandchildren – Amanda (Kevin) Frank – Manlius, Il / Amber (Adam) Bishop – Harvard, IL / Joey Michlig – Manlius, IL
4 Great-Grandchilden – Alex Michlig / Tyler Michlig / Abby Michlig / Olivia Frank
Step-brother – Tony – TN
4 Aunts – Mildred (Gene) Frank – Princeton, IL / Belva Reynolds – Princeton, IL / Dorothy Carlson – Bradenton, FL / Betty Aspel – Wilmington, IL
Uncle – Ken Mietz – Rockdale, IL

Preceded in death: Parents / Infant son – David Rasmussen / 1/2 Brother / 2 Aunts – Marjorie Etheridge & Margaret Meitz / Uncle – Edwin Smith

Education: Grad Moline Public Hospital Nursing School in 1965 as a RN

Employment: Worked for Prairie View Nursing Home, Princeton / Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton / Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo, IL

Memberships: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Manlius, IL / Manlius Historical Society / Former Manlius Village Board member

Military Service: NO

Memorials: Illinois Valley Hospice, Peru, IL / St. Jude’s Children Hospital

Pallbearers: Joe Michlig / Adam Bishop / Kevin Frank / Brian Sanden / Tom Rasmussen / Ryan Kerber / John Burke
Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton

David Fandel

November 29th, 2016

David Wayne Fandel
Age: 82
City: Princeton, IL
Time of Death: 5:23 p.m.
Date of Death: November 27, 2016
Place of Death: Colonial Hall, Princeton, IL

Services: Private Graveside Services
Officiating: Rev. Derek Boggs
Burial: Cremation Rites will be accorded at Grant-Johnson Funeral Homes, Inc Crematory, Princeton / Inurnment at Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton, IL
Rosary Service:
Military Rites:

Date of Birth: March 23, 1934 / Lacon, IL / George R. & Florence Edith (Mason) Fandel

Married: Nancy Ann Wright / December 31, 1954 / Princeton, IL
she died: August 19, 2011

Survivors: Son – Rick (Susan) Fandel – Princeton, IL
2 Daughters – Amy (Keith) Johnson – Princeton, IL / Stacy (Randy Hanson) Fandel – Princeton, IL
6 Grandchildren – Kimberly (David) Morse – Malden, IL / Whitney Fandel – Park Ridge, IL / Nicholas Johnson – Princeton, IL / Lauren Johnson – Princeton, IL/
Andrew Johnson – Princeton, IL / Julia Johnson – Princeton, IL /
3 Great-Grandchildren – Jameson, Maxim & Theo Morse – Malden, IL
2 Sister – Helen (Richard) Brokaw – Walnut, IL / Rachel Jesse – CA

Preceded in death: Parents / Wife / 3 infant Daughters – Julie, Patricia & Theresa

Education: Grad Tiskilwa High School in 1952

Employment: Owner & Operator David Fandel & Son Construction, Princeton, IL


Military Service: NO

Memorials: Princeton Food Pantry / Salvation Army

Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton

John Camp

November 23rd, 2016
 John Lee Camp
Age: 83
City: Princeton, Illinois
Time of Death: 9:00 a.m.
Date of Death: November 22, 2016
Place of Death: Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton
Services: Saturday, November 26, 2016 / Bureau First Congregational Church at 10:30 a.m.
Officiating: Pastor John Gray
Burial:  inurnment Searl Ridge Cemetery, Princeton, IL
Visitation: 4-7 Friday, November 25, 2016 / Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton
Rosary Service: No
Military Rites: NO
Date of Birth: November 22, 1933 / DePue, Illinois / Joseph & Kerlisa (Carlisle) Camp
Married: Norma Steele / Bureau, Illinois / May 27, 1995
she survives: Norma Camp – Princeton, IL
Survivors: 3 Daughters – Rebecca (James) Erwin – Bureau, IL / Susan (Riley) Travis – Wyanet, IL / Robin (Edward Tompkins) Eikenberry – Rockfalls, IL
4 Sons – Kelly (Karen) Camp – Normal, IL / Clifton (Kat) Camp – Brookfield, NH / Jeffrey (Jessica) Camp – Joilet, IL / Allen Camp – Princeton, IL
6 Step-son – Larry (Joeen) Steele – Peoria, IL / Danny (Bobette) Steele – DePue, IL / Steve (Debbie) Steele – Lacon, IL / Brent (Dawn) Rawling – San Diego, CA /
Jerry (Dawn) Rawling – MS / Troy (Benji) Rawling – Las Vegas, NV
28 Grandchildren
21 Great-Grandchildren
Preceded in death: parents / Daughter – Cindy Garrett / Son – Randy Rawling / Brother – Henry Camp / Sister – Edith Slocum
Education: Grad DePue High School 1951
Employment: Retired 1996 from LTV Steel Mill in Hennepin, IL
Memberships: Bureau First Congregational Church / Steel Workers Union / Boy Scout Leader, Bureau, IL / Served on Bureau Village Board & Former Mayor of Bureau
Military Service: NO
Memorials: Bureau First Congregational church
Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton

David Gale

November 23rd, 2016

David Boregard Gale, 83, of Tiskilwa, passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton.

A Memorial Service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Plow Creek Fellowship with Bob Turner and Sarah Foss officiating. Private graveside services will be held at a later date. His family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at Plow Creek Fellowship. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left at

David was born on January 21, 1933 in Carver, Minnesota to Robert Francis and Verna (Ekberg) Gale. He was a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul Minnesota. He married Margaret Wenger on April 2, 1961 in Evanston, Illinois. He was a contractor, builder and carpenter.

He was a founding member of Plow Creek Fellowship and a lifelong advocate for peace and justice for all.

He is survived by: his wife, Margaret Gale of Tiskilwa; his children, Eric (Nancy) Gale of Dixon, Laurie (Bob) Turner of Grafton, Wisconsin, Steve (Jill Kuhn) Gale of Fort Collins, Colorado, Andy (Monica Boyle) Gale of San Diego, California, and Tim (Carol) Gale of Tiskilwa; 14 grandchildren; 1 sister, Anne Wiehler of New York; a sister-in-law, Bobbi Gale of St. Louis Park, Minnesota; a brother-in-law, Robert Molenaar of Cannon Falls, Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: 1 sister, Mary Molenaar; and 1 brother, John Gale.

Memorials may be directed to: American Friends Service Committee at 1501 Cherry St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102.