Thursday, July 21, 2011

Buck Foltz daughter and family

Haley is a granddaughter to my sister Phyllis.

Foltz Reunion 3 July 2011

The youngest of the Foltz kids are Mike and Adele. They are Dads first cousins and Mom's good friends. Adele and I exchange letters and pictures.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Phyllis Ann!

She was born 19 July 1939 and Dad 20 July 1917. This is a picture taken at the old stone barn house along the Kankakee River that they were farming at the time. My son Denny Ray was born 10 July 1964. Next month we celebrate Mardene's birthday, 8 August 1943, and mine, 11 August 1943. Also, Mom and Dad were married 4 August 1938.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Leo Keerbs jr

Obituary for Leo P. Keerbs Jr.

Leo P. Keerbs Jr., 42, of Bradley, died Friday (July 8, 2011) in the emergency room at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. Deacon Joe Cotugno will officiate.

Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens, Aroma Township. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association or to the family wishes.

Mr. Keerbs was a former employee of Mel's Wheel Alignment. He was born Nov. 23, 1968, in Kankakee, the son of Leo P. Sr. and Lucille Denoyer Keerbs. He was a graduate of Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School. He enjoyed computers, movies and WrestleMania. He was an avid golfer and bowler.

Surviving are his mother, of Bradley; and two aunts and one uncle, Peggy Bledsoe, of Bonfield, and Sandy and Rich Griffith, of Braidwood.

He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services for Leo P. Keerbs Jr., 42, of Bradley, were held July 13 at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. Deacon Joe Cotugno officiated. Mr. Keerbs died July 8, 2011. Burial was in Kankakee Memorial Gardens, Aroma Township. Pallbearers were Rob and Chris Bourassa, James Wadley, Doug Arnold, Kurt Karnes and Mike Arends.

He had a bad heart. 
Leo Keerbs Sr was a brother to George Keerbs, husband of Sarah who was Mom's first cousin.  Also notice a pallbearer was Doug Arnold, a grandson of Welty, Mom's brother.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Moms cards (corkboard)

Marilyn Rose brought in a corkboard and mounted it for more cards so Mom could see them.

Moms Cards (shelf)

Mariln Rose places cards in Moms room when thery come in.

Mardene's Rocking Horse

During WW2 the war effort took the resources so cardboard was used in some cases. Uncle Berle bought Aunt Mardene this rocking horse. Reagan Lucille Miller was in the store room and dusted it off and heard the story related to it during her stay this summer. I will bring a copy of this pic for Mom and Mardene to see.

Gramma Cuz w/Flowers

Mom was having an exceptional day yesterday! We talked for 30 minutes or so and she was laughing and joking, always a good sign with her. These flowers were from us to her for Mothers Day a few years ago I believe.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Remembering Charlie Walwer on his Birthday

Charlie was married to Marilyn Rose and this year I had these decals made up for his family to share when they celebrate the Fourth of July and his birthday!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Reagan Lucille Miller Visits Her Gramma Cuz

Yesterday Reagan and I visited Mom. She was doing well but needed a nap so we didn't stay long. We went on to spend some time with Aunt Dora then Marilyn Rose.