GIBSON - BODE FUNERAL HOMES LTD
Call UsGIBSON - BODE FUNERAL HOMES LTD- Port Bryon
202 N. Main Street
Port Byron, IL 61275
GIBSON - BODE FUNERAL HOMES LTD-Erie
616 Main Street
Erie, IL 61250
December 17, 1938 - April 10, 2014
Arden G. Reisenbigler, 75, of Arlington Heights, IL, formerly of Erie, IL, died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at his home. Private graveside services will be held at the Erie Cemetery, Erie, IL. Memorials may be made to ASPCA at ASPCA.org under Memorial Gifts in his name with e cards to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ardie was born December 17, 1938 in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Arden F. and Marjorie (Guthrie) Reisenbigler. He graduated from Erie High School and received his Bachelors Degree from Western Illinois University. While in Erie, Ardie worked For Erie Foods International, was a member of the Erie United Methodist Church and served in the Army Reserves. In 1993 he moved to the Chicago area and has been a Food Ingredient Broker for JLS Foods International.
Ardie is survived by 4 children, Tami (Dick) Anderson, Austin, TX, Arden S. Reisenbigler, Austin, TX, Eric (Shelley) Reisenbigler, Golf, IL, Dane Reisenbigler, Chicago; 5 grandchildren, Lindsey, Olivia & Charlie Anderson, Beckett & Soren Reisenbigler; siblings, David (Darlene) Reisenbigler, Erie and Sylvia Reisenbigler, Erie. He was preceded in death by his parents. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
Johnson, Sr., Ray
January 25, 1939 - March 31, 2014
Ray S. Johnson, Sr., 75, of Port Byron, IL, died Monday, March 31, 2014 at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis. Services will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, April 4th at Gibson Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Visitation will be from 1:30 PM until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Port Byron. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Silvis.
Ray was born January 25, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Ray and Linda (McKeel) Johnson and was raised in New Jersey. He married Mickey DeGeyter in Hawthorne, NJ, in 1961. The couple made their way to Port Byron and Ray worked at the Rock Island Arsenal for 45 years as a chemical engineer.
Ray was very active in the First Baptist Church of Silvis. In addition to his career at the Arsenal, he volunteered his time for nearly 20 years at Sycamore Christian School in East Moline, teaching chemistry and physics. He was a fantastic father to his boys and grandchildren and always had a positive outlook on life. He enjoyed singing and had a song for every occasion.
Survivors include his wife, Mickey Johnson, Port Byron, 5 sons, Ray Scott (Dana) Johnson, Ocean Springs, MS, David Johnson, Port Byron, Tim Johnson, Bettendorf, Terry Johnson, Davenport, Brent (Brenda) Johnson, Galva; grandchildren, Chase, Zach (Kristen), and Sydney Johnson, Lauryn and Jaxon Johnson, and Chance, Drake and Julia Stahl. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
Hawkins, H. Maxine
September 23, 1928 - March 28, 2014
H. Maxine Hawkins, 85, of the Lighthouse in Silvis, formerly of Rapids City, IL, died Friday, March 28, 2014, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline. Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, April 4, 2014 at Gibson - Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Visitation will be from 4-7 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Port Byron. Memorials may be made to the Riverdale Education Foundation for a scholarship to be established in Maxines name.
Maxine was born September 23, 1928, in Waverly, IL, the daughter of John E. and Olga H. (Morris) Garman. She married Harold L. Hawkins on March 21, 1945 in Jacksonville, IL. Maxine was proud to work as an assistant to the Rock Island County Treasurer and retired in 1985. In her earlier years, Maxine was very involved with school organizations and her childrens activities. She was all about family. In her later years, she was an avid card player, especially Pinochle, and could commonly be found playing poker at the Lighthouse--or headed to the boat. She always had luck on her side.
Throughout her life, Maxine was full of strength; she was a wonderful listener, a dedicated mother, a faithful wife, a dear friend and a loving grandmother. Happiness, she said, is something you make yourself. Despite them being spread across the country, she kept her family very close to her heart. Maxine could often be found singing Bushel and a Peck or Oh Jolly Playmates to her grandkids. She could also pickle cucumbers like nobodys business, never missed a chance to have Franks pizza and made the best pies in Rock Island County.
Surviving are her 5 children and spouses, Barbara (David) Calvert, Livermore, CA, Sue(Harry) Nitz, Boise, ID, Craig (Linda) Hawkins, Negaunee, MI, Donna (Steve) Enright, Port Byron, Connie Hawkins, East Moline; 9 grandchildren, Chuck (Jessica) Calvert, Julie Calvert, Jason (Sadie) Nitz, Rachael (Jay) Church, Laura (Marty) Ness, Craig James (Nicole) Hawkins, Andrea (Michael) Enright-Boudreaux, Dustin (Christine) Enright, Philip Enright; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Harold (Cora) Garman and sister Gladys Gass. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, in 2002; brothers, Floyd, Fletcher, Johnny and Buddy Garman and sisters, Lucille Flynn and Ethel Van Hyning. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com.
October 22, 1922 - March 27, 2014
Paul D. Ziegler, 91, of Silvis, IL, formerly of Port Byron, died Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis. Visitation will be on Monday, March 31, 2014, from 4 to 6 PM at the Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Port Byron.
Mr. Ziegler was born October 22, 1922 in Cordova Twp., IL, the son of Forrest and Lillian (Henyan) Ziegler. He married Shirley J. Fellman on May 11, 1947 in Garden Plain, IL. He had served in Italy with the 15th U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. Paul retired from the Rock Island Arsenal in 1978 as a member of the world famous M.O.P. Shop. He was a member and former commander of the Coe-Lamb American Legion, Port Byron, the 40 & 8, and was a member of the Port Byron Congregational Church. He had been active in the Boy Scouts having served as a troop leader. He and his wife had enjoyed 20 years of retirement in South Texas where they loved to listen to music and dance. He enjoyed music having taught himself to play bones and spoons. He kept up on technology learning how to text and make his own mixed CDs.
Surviving is his wife of almost 67 years, Shirley, a daughter, Susan D. Ziegler, Davenport, sons, Colin D. Ziegler, Davenport and Michael A. Ziegler, Port Byron. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Harold Skeeter Ziegler. Share a memory or leave an online condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
September 23, 1925 - March 19, 2014
Alberta G. Redell, 88, of WoodRidge Supportive Living Residence, Geneseo, formerly of rural Erie, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at her residence. Services will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Loraine United Methodist Church, 28782 E. 2000th Street, Prophetstown. Visitation will be from 2-5 PM Sunday at Gibson Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Burial will be in the Sharon Cemetery, rural Erie. Memorials may be made to the Loraine United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society or Erie Ambulance Service.
Alberta was born September 23, 1925 in Cedar Island, NC, the daughter of John and Mollie (Emory) Goodwin. She married Blair Redell in New Bern, NC, on April 23, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1996. The couple made their home in Springhill (rural Erie) where they raised their 4 children. Alberta was a longtime active member of the Loraine United Methodist Church, where among many involvements she taught Bible School and enjoyed helping with the Apple Pie Project fundraiser. She also volunteered her time with many Whiteside County elections. She enjoyed gardening and time spent with her grandchildren playing cards, board games and working on puzzles. Alberta loved her home state of North Caroline and enjoyed traveling back to visit.
Survivors include three children, Rita Reiley, Rock Island, Becky Paxton, Erie, Allan (Karen) Redell, Pasco, WA; daughter-in-law, Elise Redell, Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Noel (Michelle) Paxton, Len (Kim) Reiley, Sarah (Paul) Lucas, Darrick (Mandy) Reiley, Christopher (Brenda) Redell, Amy Redell, Megan (Shawn) Ryan, Nathan Redell, Caleb Redell and 18 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Tim Redell in 2013; a son in infancy; grandson, Jim Reiley in 1988; brothers, Walter and Orville Goodwin and sister, Wynez Ashburn. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
August 30, 1934 - March 16, 2014
Morlan D. Clark, 79, of Fulton, formerly of Erie, died Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center, North, Clinton. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, March 21, 2014 at Gibson Bode Funeral Home, Erie. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton. Memorials may be made to the Erie Fire Department and Ambulance Service.
Morlan was born August 30, 1934 in Stephen, MN, the son of James and Agnes (Germundson) Clark. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Following his discharge he worked as a mechanic on farm machinery. Morlan married Dorie (Dake) Schuey on October 19, 1984 in Clinton. He was a member of the Denton-Schreiner American Legion Post #582 in Erie, the Lake Erie Country Club, and a former member of the Erie Fire Department. Morlan was an avid golfer and in his younger years he enjoyed bowling and shooting pool. He also loved fishing and the outdoors, including taking care of their 5 acres.
Morlan is survived by his wife, Dorie Schuey Clark, Fulton; sister, Joanne Johnson, Port Byron; and 17 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James, Gordon and Larry Clark; sister, Ardyce Keith and sister, Marie in infancy. 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
GIBSON - BODE FUNERAL HOMES LTD
202 N MAIN ST
PORT BYRON, IL 61275