Fred H. Baumberger
Fred H. Baumberger, age 93, of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, April 8 at Helia Healthcare. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 12 at 11:00 a.m. at Young Funeral Home. Burial will be in Reno Bethel Cemetery with military honors by VFW Post #1377. Friends are invited to pay their respects Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home, although the family will not be present. The family will receive friends Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Bond County Senior Citizens Center, the Gideons, or the Bond County Unit #2 Academic Foundation.
He was born in Bond County to Nathaniel and Lula (Weber) Baumberger. He married Della Fern Durr on May 19, 1946 in Mulberry Grove, IL. She died in September of 1976. He later married Bessie Mae Young Zobrist on December 30, 1978 in Reno, IL. She died February 3, 2014.
He is survived by his daughters Sue (Everett) Freeberg and Jane (Gary) Netzler, his son Craig Baumberger, his step-daughter Betty (Delbert) Quick, his step-son William Zobrist, two grandchildren, two great grandchildren along with numerous step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by both wives, two brothers Keith Baumberger and Ed Baumberger, and two sisters Helen Paine and Jean Reelitz.
Fred was a lifelong Bond County resident. He graduated from Blackburn College with an Associate Degree in Agriculture. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 serving in the 658 Amphibian Tractor Battalion. He attained the rank of Major. After returning home he farmed north of town and was also the farm reporter for WGEL. He raised and raced harness horses for for 20 years until 1990. He was named Prairie Farmer Master Farmer in1969. He served on the Reno School Board, Bond County Soil Conservation District Board, Utlaut Hospital Board, Bond County Community Unit #2 School Board, Bond County Service Company Board, Bond County Community Unit #2 Academic Foundation Board, Bond County 911 Committee, Reno Bethel Cemetery Trustee, American Legion, V.F.W, Amvets, Bond County Senior Citizens Center Council, Greenville Kiwanis Club, Montgomery & Bond County Gideon Camp, and Reno Bethel Presbyterian Church.
Kraig S. Hudson
Kraig S. Hudson, age 64, of Pocahontas, passed away Tuesday, April 8 at his residence. There will be no funeral services. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice. The Moss Funeral Home in Breese is in charge of arrangements.
He was born October 20, 1949 in Dixon, to James and Eleanor (Lyons) Hudson: they preceded him in death.
Also preceded in death by a ½ brother Kelly Kappler and a ½ sister Charlee Ruhe
He married Wanda Elling January 4, 1980 in Edwardsville and she survives in Pocahontas.
Also surviving are his sons Nicholas Hudson of Glen Carbon, Tyler Hudson of Pocahontas
Brothers and sisters Kirk Hudson of Dixon, Keane (Sally) Hudson of Dixon, Kandys (Harold) Queisser of Coronado, CA Krystal Pennington of Warrenville
Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Tom Elling of Centralia, Lloyd Elling of Sidney BC, Canada, Lois (George) Zollner of Breese, Lyle (Janet) Elling of Trenton, Ellen (Rick) Isert of Highland, Bob Elling of Breese Walter Francis Elling of Philadelphia, PA
Kraig was retired Laborer and member of the Laborers Local 397 Edwardsville and was a member of the Bond County Board of Review.
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