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Kathy's kin n more (#47287171)
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Bio Photo Family history has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I started taking pictures of headstones before we had the luxury of digital cameras---oh my, I am dating myself!!
As I have explored and stomped cemeteries, now with my digital camera, I am working to refine some initial photos. While stomping for family headstones, I have taken pictures of names that have been seen in my genealogy database. In many cases, I have made contact with distant relatives and always enjoy hearing from them.

I am quite happy to share the headstone pictures I have taken. Please feel free to use them at your disgression, as they are there for all to follow the links of their roots. HOWEVER--other photos I have added may not be used or copied without specific approval by the!

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Janine M.
Edwin Twardowski
Hi Kathy,

Here is a copy of Edwin Twardowski's obituary.

Edwin J. Twardowski, 96, of Granville died Feb. 15, 2017, in Heritage Health, Peru.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. The Rev. Paul Meismer will officiate. Burial will be at Valley Memorial Park, Spring Valley.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday in the funeral chapel.
Edwin was born Aug. 17, 1920, in Granville to Joseph and Mary (Ryczek) Twardowski. He married Matilda (Tillie) Galassi on Feb. 23, 1952, in Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, La Salle.
Edwin farmed all of his life. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Spring Valley. He was a member of the Marshall-Putnam Farm Bureau.
He is survived by one daughter, Mary Jo (Joe) Suarez of Oglesby; one son, John (Rene’) Twardowski of Granville; two grandsons, Justin (Tricia) Suarez of Coralville, Iowa and Steven Twardowski of Granville and one granddaughter, Jennifer Twardowski of Concord, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his wife; one brother, Aloysius Twardowski and one sister, Ruth Withrow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to donor’s choice.
Pallbearers will be Steven Twardowski, Justin Suarez, Dan Withrow, Ed Kaufmann, Alan Aimone and Joe Suarez.
Online condolences may be sent to his family at

Published in the LaSalle News Tribune, Feb. 18, 2017.

Janine Morris
Added by Janine M. on Feb 18, 2017 4:48 PM
Linda Knowlton
Swanlund Family
Hi Kathy, Charlotte Johannah "Lottie" Johnson Swanlund #150773159, is not the wife of Albert Swanlund 1876-1936, he is her son...Charlotte's husbands was, Peter A. Swanlund.

Thought you would want the correction

Kind Regards,

P.S. I tried to make request thru the memorial, not working for me today.
Added by Linda Knowlton on Feb 17, 2017 1:17 PM
David Haspert
RE: Herman J. Berens
I deleted my edit for his middle name of Jacob which you said could not be confirmed by family members. The source for the below came from this web site:

Herman Jacob Berens
Birthdate: October 6, 1905
Death: Died April 9, 1967

Immediate Family:
Son of Johannes Berens and Anna Berens

Brother of Katherine Schmidt; Michael John Berens; Wendelin Berens; Berens; Sophia Galante and 4 others

Half brother of Elizabeth Berens
Added by David Haspert on Feb 03, 2017 11:33 AM
Joop, LaSalle
Hi, I updated the memorial per your suggestion. Please look it over, thanks, Mary
Added by M.Kramer on Jan 30, 2017 8:10 AM
John Aitutis
I have removed the link that I had for his father as you requested. I received that edit link in June 2016 from member JF-B #47283216. He has the memorial #163600171 for Anna Aitutis which needs to be corrected. Judy
Added by Judy on Jan 15, 2017 1:43 PM
Could you please tell where you got Agnes as the mother but did not list the father. This appears to be one of the older Szczepaniaks in the cemetery.
Added by Rochelle on Jan 07, 2017 9:45 AM
David McInturff
McInturfs in Arizona and Illinois
Thank you very much for all of the transfers, which I see with the numerous messages in my inbox. I really appreciate you making these transfers.
Added by David McInturff on Dec 29, 2016 8:47 PM
Nancy J. Miller
RE: obit for Charles Schultz
Hi, thanks for the thanks! first time EVER that I received a note like yours. I think that all Find A Grave memorials should have some kind of obit, even a short one. Happy Holidays. Nancy Miller
Added by Nancy J. Miller on Dec 19, 2016 7:46 PM
Jean Bower
Bobbie Halcomb Ott #120065277
Thanks for sending her obituary; I've updated her memorial.

Added by Jean Bower on Dec 17, 2016 5:50 PM
Janine M.
Clement Barto Obituary
Hi Kathy,

Here is a copy of Clement Barto's obituary in case you didn't see it. Thanks!


Clement “Jake” Barto, 98, of Spring Valley died Dec. 5, 2016, in St. Margaret’s Hospital, Spring Valley.
A prayer service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Barto Funeral Home, Spring Valley, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in The Nativity of Our Lord Parish (St. Anthony building on Mautino Drive). The Rev. Robert Spilman will officiate. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park with full military honors by Spring Valley American Legion Memorial Group.
Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home.
Jake was born on Nov. 5, 1918, in Spring Valley to Clement and Mary Calcio Barto. He married Evelyn Seneff on Dec. 18, 1946, in Spring Valley. She preceded him in death on May 17, 1992.
Jake was a graduate of Hall High School, Class of 1936. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941-45, seeing action in the central Pacific, southern Philippines, Ryukyus and the Aleutian Islands. Jake earned six Bronze Battle Stars, the American Defense and Philippine Liberation Ribbons, four overseas service bars, and one service stripe. He was very proud to be one of the few surviving World War II veterans.
Jake was employed by Westclox for 12 years. He later worked for the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier in Spring Valley, retiring in 1986.
He was a member and past commander of Spring Valley American Legion, Nativity of Our Lord Parish and a charter member of the Rice River Boys. He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.
Jake is survived by his children, Gary (Donna) Barto of Charlottesville, Va., Robert (Cheryl) Barto of Peru, Mark Barto of Spring Valley and Mary Paula (James) Peterson of Fort Collins, Colo.; six grandchildren, Tina (Eric) Gehrt, Brian (Jessica) Barto, Jamie Barto, Robert (Britney) Barto, Nicholas (Clarissa) Barto and Courtney (Bryon) Parker; and six great-grandchildren, Drew, Mike, Carter, Peyton, Maddox and Caleb.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Zoe; his brother, Ronald Barto; and his sister, Lorraine Parsons.
Added by Janine M. on Dec 08, 2016 3:03 PM
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