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Port Byron, Illinois Funeral Homes
202 N Main Street
Port Byron, Illinois 61275
(309) 523-3151
Port Byron, Illinois Obituaries and News
Louis Hast February 10, 2017

He married Elaine Preston on Nov. 10, 1951, in Sheffield, Illinois. He worked as a tool and die maker for International Harvester for 42 years, retiring in 1984. Louis was a member of First United Methodist Church in Port Byron, the Moline American Legion ... (Quad-Cities Times)

Adam Beamer January 22, 2017

OBITUARY- The Lee County Times ... all of whom are living, viz: Mrs. M. E. Burley of Port Byron, Illinois; Mrs. H. B. Cobb of Compton; Mrs. Martha Carnahan of New York City; E. E. Beamer of Aurora; Frank O. Beamer of Iola, Kansas and Mrs. Lillie Harned ... (findagrave.com)

WRESTLING: Mynderse falls to Port Byron January 20, 2017

Youngs scraped out a 5-4 decision over Tyler Parker in the 138-pound bout, but it wasn’t enough as visiting Port Byron walked away with a 51-21 victory. Morgan Major (220) produced the lone pin for the Blue Devils (4-15), a 3-minute, 31-second victory ... (Finger Lakes Times)

Elizabeth Lee Lenski December 19, 2016

from Illinois State University; and a master’s degree in English literature, also from ISU. Lee taught English at Riverdale High School in Port Byron for eight years; during the last two of which she served as Chairperson of the English Department. (News Tribune)

Michael W. Hokanson December 19, 2016

Mick is survived by his wife, Lori Wolff, Mt. Morris; brother, Jeff (Patricia) Hokanson, Port Byron; niece, Erin (Tim) Wagner, Madison, Wisconsin; nephew, Erich (Jenny) Hokanson, Port Byron; four great-nephews, Jamie, Logan, Joseph, and Hugo. Cremation ... (Ogle County News)

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Funeral Home Reviews
Wood River, Illinois
Marks needs an updated web site

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.

Melrose Park, Illinois
Terrible service, untrustworthy, state closed him down for nonpayment

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!!!!!!!!

Bloomington, Illinois
Your computer system is of no value, other than posting you phone number. I wasn't able to use it to find a funeral let alone the obituary. totally unacceptable.