Palmer, Donald R.

Born Aug. 9, 1926, in Erie, PA, the son of Martin W. and Ruth G. (Parker) Palmer.

Graduated from Wesleyville High School in 1944.

Donald served in the U.S. Army Air Force 365th Bomb Squadron in the European Theater from Dec. 1, 1944 – Nov. 23, 1946.

Married in Ripley, NY.

Graduate Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in 1966.

Donald practiced Chiropractic in Cambridge, IL.

He attained 24 years of service before retiring from John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, IL.

Died December 4, 201 in OSF St. Anthony Hospital.

No services will be held. Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Charities or American Heart Association. Cremation Society of Illinois assisted the family.

Source: Rockford Register Star Dec. 8, 2014

Howell, Joseph L.

Born July 3, 1921, in Beloit, Wisconsin, the son of Dr. Paul A. and Florence (McCommons) Howell.

He was a graduate of Beloit High School and University of Wisconsin, member of Sigma Chi fraternity.

Veteran of WWII, serving in the 3118 Signal Service Battalion in England, France, Belgium and Germany from November 1943 until December 1945.

Joe was on duty in the Message Center in Reims, France on May 7, 1945, when the surrender of the German forces was signed.

Joe retired from the Beloit Corporation.

Died Oct. 9, 2014 in St. Charles, IL.

Private services; arrangements by the Cremation Society of Illinois.

Source: Rockford Register Star  Oct 18, 2014