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Wanderling nee Klooster, Sherry
June 14, 1968 - February 21, 2014
Sherry Lynn Wanderling, nee Klooster, 45, of Brookfield, IL, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday at Woodlawn Memorial Funeral Home, Forest Park, IL, with visitation from 3-9 PM Tuesday. Local services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, March 1st at the Erie United Methodist Church, Erie. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM Friday at Gibson Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Burial will be in the Erie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research. www.lustgarten.org
Sherry was born on June 14, 1968 in Morrison, IL, the daughter of Lyle and Linda (Wheat) Klooster. She was raised in Erie. She married Joe Wanderling on March 30, 1996. Sherry was a researcher for 19 years at the University of Chicago, performing research on cancer.
She is survived by her husband, Joe; parents, Lyle and Linda Klooster, Erie; maternal grandmother, Anna Wheat, Prophetstown. She was a beloved sister-in-law, cousin, niece, and aunt to many. Sherry was preceded in death by her sister Kimberly Klooster. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
March 8, 1921 - February 16, 2014
Charles A. Boardman, 92, formerly of Port Byron, died Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline. Services will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 1:30 PM at Gibson Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Visitation will be from 12:30 until the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Port Byron.
Charles was born March 8, 1921 in Rock Island, IL, the son of John R. and Ruth E. (Bihlmeier) Boardman. He married Ruth Hanny on May 29, 1942 in Rock Island. Charles served in the US Army during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart. Upon discharge he worked for Eagle Signal in Moline as a purchasing agent, retiring after 41 years of service.
Charles was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Coe-Lamb American Legion, both in Port Byron. He had served as Port Byron Township Clerk. His hobbies included collecting coins and arrowheads, as well has traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Boardman; 2 children and their spouses, Charles Chuck (Rosemary) Boardman, Geneseo, IL, Carol (Fred) Franks, Bettendorf, IA; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Hugh L. Boardman, Orlando, FL. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, John and Ruth (Hollister) Boardman, his birth mother, Ruth (Bihlmeier) Boardman, and a sister, Isabelle Riewerts.
October 2, 1928 - February 15, 2014
Thomas J. Ski Gapinski, of Hampton, IL, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, February 19th at St. John the Baptist Church, Rapids City, IL. Visitation will be from 4 7 PM on Tuesday at Gibson Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Burial will be in the Zuma Cemetery, Port Byron. Memorials may be made to Clarissa C. Cooke Hospice House or Alzheimers Association.
Ski was born October 2, 1928, to Thomas A. Gapinski and Edna (Graap) Gapinski in Peru, Illinois. He served in the Marines during the Korean War. He married the love of his life, Darlene Behrendt of Port Byron, IL, on November 1, 1952 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport, Iowa. She passed away in 2006.
Ski was a Professional Registered Land Surveyor in Illinois and Iowa. He worked for the Corps of Engineers, Missman, Stanley, Farmer & Associates and then owned his company, Gapinski Land Surveying for 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and traveling.
Survivors include his daughter, Tammy (David) Joyce, Geneseo; grandsons, Chad (Jenelle) Havill, Geneseo and Chris Havill, Des Moines; step granddaughters, Rachel Joyce, New York City and Morgan Joyce, Chicago; step grandson, Nathan Joyce, Moline; great-grandson, Grayson Havill and great-granddaughter Addyson Havill. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, one sister, and son-in-law, Dale Havill.
Leighty, Zelma "Nell"
October 22, 1934 - February 10, 2014
Zelma Nell D. Leighty, 79, of Hillsdale, IL, died Monday, February 10, 2014 at her home. Services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, February 14th at Gibson Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Burial will be in the Bethesda Cemetery, Hillsdale. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.
Nell was born October 22, 1934, in Linksville, WI, the daughter of Elam and Gladys (White) Leppla. She married Richard Leighty on January 27, 1951 in Potosi, WI. Nell worked as an assembler for General Electric Company in Morrison, Illinois, retiring in May of 1994. She and her husband enjoyed traveling and camping in their motor home. She loved growing up on the farm in Wisconsin and taking care of the horses. In her spare time she liked to make crafts to share with her family.
Survivors include her 3 children, Ruth Leighty, Moline, Richard E. Leighty, Milan, Randy Leighty, Hillsdale; siblings, Susie (Alvin) Wilhelm, Potosi, WI, Bob (Jan) Leppla, San Antonio, TX, Charlotte (Bob) Lange, Rockville, WI; 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Richard on February 14, 2000. A special thank you to Nancy Spahr, Pat & Wayne Kennedy and Nancy Waters for their friendship. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
Dagit Goodwin, Deborah
May 6, 1959 - February 9, 2014
Deborah Debbie L. Dagit Goodwin
Deborah Debbie L. Dagit Goodwin, 54, of Silvis, IL, died Sunday morning , February 9, 2014 in Silvis of injuries sustained from being struck by an alleged drunk driver. Celebration of life memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, February 15th at the First United Methodist Church, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Deborah Dagit Goodwin Memorial fund established at The National Bank.
Deborah was born May 6, 1959 in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Loren Dagit and Judy Logsdon. She graduated from East Peoria High School in 1978. Debbie was employed at the QC Mart in Silvis. She had a big heart and loved to help others. She enjoyed cooking and was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her family was her life.
She is survived by her mother, Judy (Ernie) Harvel, Geneseo; father, Loren (Sherry) Dagit, East Peoria, IL; children, Amber Isgrigg (Josh Windsor), Havana, IL, Lonny Taylor, Jr. (Lorren Kirby) East Moline, Shelby Taylor (John Rasso) Silvis, Derae Rawley, Silvis, Dalton Baker, Canton, IL; siblings, Diana (Rock) Holke, Colona, Denise (Darin)Dralle, Geneseo, Rob Dagit, Geneseo, Dawn Milroy, Silvis, Rodney Dagit, East Peoria; and 6 grandchildren, Stormi, Blaze, Rowan, Eden, Abbagayle and Alaina. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dinah Mounts Baker. Share a memory of condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
May 4, 1933 - February 2, 2014
Darrell L. Howard, 80, of Fenton, IL, died Sunday, February 2, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, IA. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, February 17, 2014 at Gibson Bode Funeral Home, Erie. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in the Fenton Cemetery, Fenton, IL. Memorials may be made to the Morrison Sportsmens Club.
Darrell was born May 4, 1933 in Erie, IL, the son of William and Hazel Howard. He entered the Army in 1953 and served in the Korean Conflict. Darrell married Betty Ann Emo on February 5, 1954 in Camanche, IA. He was a truck driver throughout his working years. Darrell was a member of the Hillsdale American Legion. He loved horses and enjoyed trail riding with his wife Betty. Some of his other interests included fishing, traveling and watching Westerns.
Darrell is survived by 5 grandchildren, Cheyanne Hambelton (Kyle Carey), Erie, Jeremy (Jessica) Johnson, Erie, Dylon Hambelton, Erie, Jennifer (Mike) Krick, Clinton, Justin Howard, Kentucky; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Bob (Sally) Howard, Erie; and sister, Mary Alice Curry, MN. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty; 3 children, Christine Johnson, Jaynie Howard, Rusty Howard; one grandson; 2 brothers and 6 sisters. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at (309) 523-3151 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at (309) 523-3151 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
Grief SupportWelcome to the Griefwords Online Library
Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director
These thoughtful articles provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief.
The Journey Through Grief
The Mourner's Bill of Rights
Helping Others with Grief
A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:
Helping a Friend in Grief
Helping a Man Who is Grieving
Helping a Friend Who is Dying
Helping a Friend Who is Seriously Ill
Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal
Helping a Homicide Survivor Heal
Helping a Grandparent Who is Grieving
Helping a Grieving Friend in the Workplace
Helping AIDS Survivors Heal
Helping SIDS Survivors Heal
Helping Your Family When a Member is Dying
Helping Your Family When a Member is Seriously Ill
Helping Your Family Cope When a Pet Dies
Helping Your Family Decide if Organ and Tissue Donation is Right for You
Helping Yourself with Grief
Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died. It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.
Mustering the Courage to Mourn
Love and Grief:
In Communion and Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts
Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Loved Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When Your Parent Dies
Helping Yourself Heal When a Baby Dies
Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season
Helping Dispel 5 Common Myths About Grief
Helping Yourself Live When You Are Seriously Ill
Helping Yourself Live When You Are Dying
Exploring the Uniqueness of Your Suicide Grief
Healing Your Traumatized Heart: Seeking Safety, Understanding, and Peace Part 1
Healing Your Traumatized Heart: Seeking Safety, Understanding, and Peace Part 2
Healing Your Grieving Body: Physical Practices for Mourners
The Spiritual Path to Healing: An Introduction
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 1
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 2
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 3
The Spiritual Path to Healing: Mourning Ideas, Part 4
Dispelling the Misconceptions About Suicide and Grief and Mourning
Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny, Repress, Or Inhibit Them?
Will I Grieve Or Will I Mourn?
The Capacity to Love Requires the Neccesity to Mourn
For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers
Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member. The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.
How to Talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life About the Newtown, CT Tragedy
Helping Children Cope With Grief
Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief
Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Grief
Helping Children with Funerals
Helping Children Understand Cremation
Helping a Child Who is Seriously Ill
Helping a Child Who is Dying
Helping Grieving Children at School
Helping Bereaved Siblings Heal
Funerals, Memorials, Cremation and Related Topics
The days following the death of a loved one can be filled with sadness and confusion. The following articles can help you understand the importance of the rituals surrounding death.
Helping Your Family Personalize the Funeral
Helping Create a Meaningful Eulogy
Ten Freedoms for Creating a Meaningful Funeral
Why is the Funeral Ritual Important?
For Hospices and Other Caregivers
Caregivers have special needs of their own. The following articles are designed to help caregivers take care of themselves as well as those who are suffering from loss.
Companioning the Bereaved: An Introduction
Tenet 1: Companioning Principle
Tenet 2: Companioning Principle
The Awesome Power of "Telling The Story"
Caregiver as Gardener: A Parable
Companioning vs. Treating: Beyond The Medical Model of Bereavement Caregiving
Growing Through Grief: The Role of Support Groups
Responding to Problems in the Support Group Setting
The Bereavement Caregiver's Self-Care Guidelines
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