Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
January 21, 1952 - Monday, pg 2
LULU M (Pierce) BRAINERD
Mrs. Lulu M. Brainerd, Rokck Falls, Dies; Rites Will Be Held Wednesday
Mrs. Lulu M. Brainerd, mother of a well known Rock Falls building contractor, Robert S. Brainerd, Sr., died at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at Community General Hospital following a short illness.
The body was removed to the Wheelock Funeral Home in Rock Falls, where services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. Paul Gilbert of the Rock Falls Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.
Mrs. Brainerd was born July 20, 1887 in Marathon, New York, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Pierce.
Surviving are a son Robert S. Brainerd Sr., and his wife, Vera of Rock Falls; two granddaughters, Mrs. Lauren (Barbara) Oncken of Route Two, Sterling; and Mrs. William (Joanne) Welp of Delaware, Ohio; one great grandson, Bobby Oncken; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Benjamin; and one grandson Robert S. Brainerd, Jr.