Kenneth Klingenberg

May 26th, 2016
Kenneth Ray Klingenberg
Age: 92
City: Wyanet, Illinois
Time of Death: 5:25 p.m.
Date of Death: May 25, 2016
Place of Death: His home in Wyanet surrounded by family
Services: Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Grant- Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, Illinois
Officiating: Tom Odell
Burial: Elm Lawn Memorial Park
Visitation: Friday, May 27, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Grant- Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton
Military Rites will be accorded by Wyanet VFW Post 6634
Date of Birth: July 27, 1923 Edward and Anna (Steele) Klingenberg in LaMoille, Illinois
Married: Dona Hartwig January 19, 1949 in Arkansas
she survives: yes
Survivors:  wife,Dona Klingenberg; 2 sons: Larry (Glenda) Klingenberg of Wyanet, Illinois and Rex (Roxi) Klingenberg of Wyanet, Illinois; a special nephew, Ed (Gaylena) Maupin of Princeton;
4 grandchildren; Derick (Tina) klingenberg of Princeton, Kristie Klingenberg of Princeton, Jerad (Elizabeth) Klingenberg of Princeton, and
Adam Klingenberg of Wyanet; 6 great- grandchildren: Kamilla, Zeke, Addysen, Kelsea, Jaydeyn,and Brysen;one sister, Mary Olson of Walnut, Illinois
and many nieces and nephews
Preceded in death: His parents and four brothers
Education: He attended Wyanet Schools
Employment: He was a farmer most of his life and worked at Prince Warehouse in Princeton.
Memberships: Lifetime member of the VFW, loved the outdoors: including hunting and fishing and most of all he enjoyed time with his family.
Military Service: He served as a Private First Class in the Army and the Merchant Marines.
Memorials: Wyanet Rescue and the Vitas Hospice Care
Pallbearers: Larry Klingenberg, Rex klingenberg, Derick Klingenberg, Adam Klingenberg, Eddie Maupin and Todd Maupin
Honrary Pallbearers: Jerad Klindenberg, Chad Maupin and Scott Maupin
Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton

Mabel Keigwin

May 26th, 2016

Mabel R. Keigwin, 102 of Walnut, died Tuesday May 24, 2016 at Heritage Care of Walnut.

She was born on March 10, 1914 in Livingston Co, IL the daughter of Peter and Meta (Laursen) Kofoed. She married Thomas Young on February 2, 1946 in Harmon, IL. He died May 6, 1977. She later married Charles Keigwin on July 27, 1985. He died February 24, 2010. She had been a teacher. She was a member of the Walnut United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a step daughter Natalie Eustis of Hendersonville, NV and several cousins.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 31, 2016 from 10 – 11 AM at the Walnut United Methodist Church in Walnut. The funeral will follow at 11 AMwith the Reverend Mark Harkness officiating. Burial will be private.

Arrangements by the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut.

Willis Hand

May 24th, 2016

Willis D. Hand (Flag)
Mr. Hand passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Perry Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 14, 1931 in Sheffield, Illinois to Bert L. and Bernice D. (Laird) Hand. He worked at REA/Cornbelt Utility as a Lineman for 45+ years. He was an avid collector of arrowheads. He married Pearl Byczynski on Nov 03, 1951 in Bettendorf, Iowa.
He is survived by three children Ricky D. (Sandy) Hand of Princeton, Bruce Hand of Wyanet, and Darcy (Vincent) Pugh of Fort Wayne, IN. Surviving as well are 10 grandchildren: Sandy, Dana, Randy, Josh, Jennifer, Alison, Jessica, Jordan, Jadyn, and Jetta and numerous great-grandchildren. Also one brother, Glen (Doris) Hand of East Moline, IL.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Pearl in 2013, his parents, and one daughter.
Memorial service for Willis D. Hand of Wyanet, will be Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the Elm Lawn Cemetery. Father Jeffrey Stirniman will officiate. Burial will follow.
Memorials may be directed to Wyanet Fire Department.
Online condolences may be left at

Darrell Zigler

May 23rd, 2016


Darrell Robert Zigler of Ladd, born September 11, 1950 in Sterling passed away after a valiant three-year battle with esophageal cancer on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Darrell lived his

final days, as he had his life, surrounded by those he loved.


Darrell was Head Mechanic at B&D Trucking in Peru, IL for 24 years. He retired on January 1, 2016. He served his country with the United States Air Force in the Civil Engineers spending time in the Aleutian Islands at Shemya Station and in California at March Air Base in Riverside. He then returned home to attend Sauk Valley College in Dixon where he received his Associates degree in Applied Science of Automotive Technology. Darrell was a kind gentle soul, a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle

and friend.  His favorite things to do always included spending time with his family whether it was cruising, traveling to Disney World, Jekyll Island or any other beach location or just hanging out around the table telling stories and enjoying life. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.



He is survived by his wife, Alora (Jean) Zigler, his son Jason Shipp (fiancé Krista Harlow) and daughter Kathryn (Katie) Shipp.  Also surviving are siblings Dave Zigler (Debbie), Donna Gray, Brian Zigler (Tanya) all of Morrison. Steve Zigler (Brenda) of Tampico and Dwayne Zigler (Tammy) of



Darrell was preceded in death by his mother Marilyn Jeane Zigler (Brants), father James Robert (Bob) Zigler, brother-in-law Don Gray and mother-in-law, Kathryn Louise Tomes.


The visitation will be May 24 from 4-7 p.m. with a memorial service on May 25 at 11 a.m. at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton, Il.


In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations which will be directed to Family House in Peoria who provided a place of refuge for them during Darrell’s last two weeks of life.

Bernadette Samet

May 23rd, 2016
Bernadette Samet Born December 3rd 1946 in Chicago IL.  After a long battle with cancer she passed on May 21st 2016.  She was the Daughter of Woody and Mary Booker.
She worked for General Motors Corporation for 10 years and upon moving to Princeton worked as a Loan Officer at Citizens First National Bank.
She was active with Hardangers Club as a member and past president, Volunteer for the Bureau county meals on wheels, and was a member of the Bureau Valley Country Club.
She is survived by her Husband Steve Samet of Princeton, Her son Michael, daughter in law Lauren and grandson Justin of Charleston South Carolina, Her sisters Maureen Booker of Las Vegas and Mary Ann Kemp of Hawaii as well as her many nieces and nephews.
Cremation rites will be accorded at Grant-Johnson Funeral Homes, Inc. Crematory, Princeton
A memorial mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 28, 2016 at St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton with Father Jeffrey Stirniman officiating. Visitaion will be one hour prior to services at the church. Private inurnment will be at a later date.  Friends and family are invited to a luncheon after services at Wise Guys in Princeton.
In Lieu of flowers please make donations to Vitas Hospice.