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Forreston, Illinois Funeral Homes
203 3rd Avenue
Forreston, Illinois 61030
(815) 938-2470
Forreston, Illinois Obituaries and News
Edna H. Groenewold February 01, 2017

Edna H. Groenewold, 102, of Forreston, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Manor Court in Freeport. Edna was born on August 2, 1914, the daughter of Hinderk "Henry" and Antje "Anna" (Meyer) Heeren on the family farm northwest of ... (Grand Forks Herald)

Carroll County Obituaries December 25, 2016

On April 30, 1902, Mr. Read was united in marriage with Miss Jennie Buck at Zion, Illinois. (Alice Horner’s note: This Zion is in Woodland Township, Carroll County, Illinois ... by Law-Jones Funeral Home. Obituary from Prairie Advocate, Lanark, Illinois ... (genealogytrails.com)

Local & area roundup: Forreston wins Illinois 1A football title November 25, 2016

A.J. Christensen rushed for 183 yards and a touchdown and added a 93-yard kickoff return for a score to lead Forreston past Decatur St. Teresa 35-7 in the IHSA Class 1A state football finals at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Ill. on Friday. Christenson’s ... (Telegraph Herald)

Forreston coasts to semifinal victory, returns to state November 19, 2016

Forreston and St. Teresa (Decatur) kick off in the 1-A state championship matchup the day after Thanksgiving at 10 AM. The Northern Illinois Big 12 was well represented in the state semifinals as Sycamore, DeKalb, and Morris all played for spots in their ... (WQOW)

Battle of the unbeatens: Forreston vs. Marquette November 16, 2016

Will poetic justice be served this Saturday afternoon when Forreston travels to Gould Field in Ottawa ... Decatur St. Teresa game next Friday at 10 a.m. at the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium. (Ogle County News)


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Funeral Home Reviews
Aurora, Illinois
Do not use this funeral service,take your loved ones somewhere else.they are very unprofessional and unreliable.Do not recommend
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Country Club Hills, Illinois
I attended the services of Vicki Pittman yesterday and was very disappointed in your services. With today technology you should have known due to the weather, there will have to be a DELAYED BURIAL. The family should not had to put through that long ride from the church to Washington Memory Gardens walk in the mud and standing water to be told this. The Family entrusted you to make this a less painful experience as possible. But LEAKS & Sons let the family and friends down. I will never use your services or refer you to any one. This was very insensitive on Leaks & Sons!!!!!!!!
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Savoy, Illinois
Most obit's have an area where condolences may be sent, however this one is only possible to send flowers. Crass commercialization at the begining and the end I see.
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Eureka, Illinois
My friend wanted a simple no frills send off. Well I suppose that is exactly what she recieved. Parked in a corner of the basement (as in concret floor, pipes and crummy walls). She was a beautiful woman that could at times be excentric in her style. You would never have guessed that by the plane sheet that covered her. The array of headstones that were in the other corner were a nice touch, all that was missing were some spiderwebs and an errie tape in the back ground. There was not even a place to pray! I know that money plays a part, and that some people want simple but this was disrespectful. If they would donate a corner for the poor I would be willing to decorate it in memory of my friend, so no one elses family has to say good bye in such deplorable conditions.
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Darien, Illinois
Be very careful with this funeral home. They may lack honesty, and or diligence. A year ago we lost a parent/In-Law. We used Modell because the parent's spouse was handled through them. During the arrangements ,with the owners daughter, we informed her that the Parent had changed it's mind, and instead of the full burial package, the Parent had previously decided on, the parent wanted Cremation, and a Memorial service at our Church. The Pastor had become a good friend. The Daughter worked with us on the Urn, cards and the arrangements of the remains. Yet, it appeared to us that she became preoccupied with other matters and wanted to give us over to someone else as soon as she could. On later reflection we questioned ourselves on her leaving us was due to the amount of money we were not spending. Months passed as I went through boxes of the parent's records, gotten food poisoning, and spent weeks sipping Broth and sleeping. As we did not pay in full immediately Modell put the account into collection. While recovering I spent an hour in the morning and another in the afternoon back in the boxes. Discovering, in a bundle of old Bank records, a Customer's copy of a Forethought Funeral Insurance policy written by Modell Funeral Home. I contacted Modell and the daughter answered. I told her what I had discovered, and her immediate response was how glad she was that she was not the person to have handled this. How that person should have checked the records. (She must have been doing something else when she spent over ten minutes checking, or she did find the records?, we do not know). She then asked to take care of the matter for us, for which I declined, having no confidence or trust in her or them. The story continues but the above is the essentials. I still question myself on whether or not she was diligent, or if she had found the policy. Did she have a lack of memory in handling us, or was she trying to cover herself. Did she put us in collection to further gain funds and cover themselves? What was nice, was that in the final meeting she never gave us or offer us any credit for there lack of service, Professional to the end. Oh, I forgot they messed up the cards.
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