Obituary – Barbara Fahs

November 11th, 2018

Barbara Ann Fahs, age 84 of Van Orin, died Thursday, November 08, 2018 at Heritage Health of Peru.

Barbara was born on February 15, 1934 in Ohio, the daughter of Howard and Lucille (Hoffman) Townsend. She graduated from Ohio High School and completed nursing training in Davenport. Barbara married James A. Fahs on October 11, 1952 in Ohio. She worked at Perry Memorial Hospital, Harper Wyman, part-time book keeper at Van Orin elevator, book keeper at Van Orin Co-op Oil Company for 25 years and Fast Stop in La Moille. She enjoyed being with family, grandchildren and friends, playing cards, camping and going to the casino. She also enjoyed making crafts and taking her things to shows, playing the piano, going to country/western shows, rodeos and sporting events. Barb was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ohio.

Survivors include her husband, James; four children, Debra Lorenzi of Ladd, Janet (Pete) Walker of La Moille, Dan (Kim) Fahs of La Moille and Joe (Jessie) Fahs of La Moille; eight grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Carol Townsend.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Don Townsend; one son-in-law, Mark Lorenzi and two children in infancy.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 8:30-11:00 A.M. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ohio. Memorial Mass will follow at the church at 11:00 A.M. with the Reverend Gregory Jarzombek, Celebrant officiating.

In lieu of flowers a memorial is established in her memory. For online condolences, please visit:

Obituary – William Jamison

November 8th, 2018

William Nicholas Jamison was born to Jane (Barry) and Paul Jamison of Tiskilwa, Illinois on June 5th, 1926. Bill left this world on November 6th, 2018. He was 92 years old. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, his two sisters, Mary Menendez and Catherine Ary, and his little brother, Joe.

Bill graduated from Tiskilwa High School in 1944. He was a Korean War era veteran and served his country in the United States Army from February 1951 to February 1953. He belonged to the Company A 8th Infantry, Fourth Division and attached to the 101st Airborne Division, stationed in occupied Germany.

Bill Jamison met Janice Nye in 1954 and they were joined in marriage on January 16th, 1956 at St. Mary’s Parish in Tiskilwa, where they attended church all their lives.

He was a farmer and a trucker and he spent his life taking care of the land and raising his family on the farm southwest of Tiskilwa. He is survived by Janice, his loving wife of over 62 years. Also surviving are their children: Monica (Joe Morris), Julie, Joe (Phyllis Huskey), Cathy (Randy Philhower), Patrick and Bill. He is also survived by Kim Hand, a close friend and someone he considered another son.

He leaves behind many grandchildren: Kenny Jamison, Jessie Lewis, Katy Broshears (Chris Broshears), Chas Fuchs (Chad Fuchs), Rachel, Phil and John Jones, Audrey Roberts (Mike Roberts), Donald, Brendan, Elizabeth and Mackenzie Jamison. Three great-grandchildren, Leeandra, Lainey, and Emmie, also survive along with his nieces and nephews and their families.

Bill Jamison will be remembered for his devotion to his wife, Jan, his family and the farm. His faith, for by his example, his children learned how to pray. His character and strong work ethic. He loved to dance with his wife and was a great fan of country music, teaching himself how to play the accordion and leading the family band.

But Bill’s greatest strength was always his kindness and generosity, a legacy that all who knew him and loved him will never forget.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Monday in the St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton, with Fr. Kevin Creegan of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Tiskilwa and Fr. Daniel Gifford Con-Celebrating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tiskilwa, with Military Honors by the Sheffield Veterans Memorial Group. His family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, with a Rosary recited at 3:30 p.m.

Obituary – David Wright

November 5th, 2018

David Wright, 88, of Princeton, passed away Thursday, November 4, 2018, in his home.

A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, with military honors by the Princeton Veterans Memorial Group. His family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services Saturday in the funeral Home. Private online condolences may be left at

David was born on April 29, 1930 in Newark, New Jersey, to John and Lucille (Clark) Wright. He had served in the United States Army.

He is survived by: his children, Maryann Morley, Geraldine Dumas, Billy Wright, Lisa Wright, Candy Wright, Ernestine (Wilbert) McGuire and Maurice Levett; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and the loving mother of his children, Betty Thomas.

He was preceded in death by: his son, David Wright Jr.; and his daughter, Zenobia “Zina” Dillar.

Obituary – Marjorie Vickrey

November 2nd, 2018

Marjorie Millie Vickrey, 97, of Princeton, IL passed away on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Kewanee Care Center in Kewanee, IL surrounded by loved ones.

Marjorie was born on August 17, 1921 to Virgil and Luella (Hufnagel) Warling. She was a graduate of Princeton High School and married the late Jack A. Vickrey on January 7, 1942 in Canton, OH.

She was a Librarian at the Peoria Library and enjoyed shopping, dancing, swing dancing and going on jazz cruises with her beloved Jack.

Marjorie is survived by her three nephews, Terry (Pam) Gutshall, Craig (Vendetta) Gutshall and Gordon (Sandy) Vickrey.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Jack (07/09/2008), and one niece Marlene Hult.

A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Princeton, IL at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018, officiated by Michael Hodge.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Arrangements by Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL.

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Obituary – Tammy Stroup Monier

October 29th, 2018

Tammy Stroup Monier, 47, of Walnut, Illinois passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018 at her home in Walnut.

Tammy was born Sunday, March 7, 1971 at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois the daughter of Roy Vincen and Karen (Hufnagel) Stroup. She married Jeremy Monier March 4, 2006 at Boyd’s Grove United Methodist Church in Bradford, Illinois. He survives in Walnut.

Also surviving are 2 daughters: Taylor Read, 22, and Payton Monier, 11, of Walnut; her mother, Karen Stroup of Westcliffe, CO; 2 sisters: Wendy (Robert Buffum) Stroup and Kelly Stroup all of Westcliffe, CO and a few nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Vincen.

Tammy was raised in rural Henry, IL and as a child loved riding horses and playing with the many farm animals. She graduated from Henry Senachwine High School with the Class of 1989. Tammy attended the South Eastern Academy of Travel and Tourism in 1990 and IVCC in 2002. She worked as a travel agent in Princeton and Kewanee for several years, worked at Bureau Valley Vet for 5 years, and Martin Engineering for 11 years. Tammy was very much about her family and loved to bake.

A private funeral service will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Boyd’s Grove United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. the Walnut Community Center. Memorials may be directed to ALS Foundation or to the family for a college fund for her daughter, Payton. Online condolences may be sent to