Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
February 1, 1967 - Wednesday, pg 2
FRANK E. DRONENBERG
Frank Dronenberg Funeral Friday
Tampico: - Frank E. Dronenberg, 91, died Tuesday evening at the Morrison Public Hospital.
Mr. Dronenberg was born at Odell, Ill., on March 12, 1875, the son of Robert H. and Susan (Davis) Dronenberg. He received his education in Odell and Valparaiso, Ind., schools. He married Lillian Ida Bronson on June 9, 1897 in Odell. They moved to the Tampico area in 1899 and farmed there until 1950, when they moved to Prophetstown.
Mr. Dronenberg had seved as a member of the board of the Tampico Cemetery for many years and he served as a school board member. He was road commissioner and assessor of Fairfield Township and served as Elder of the Tampico Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son, Harold, Lake Odessa, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Berna) Winchell, rural Prophetstown; six grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; two brothers, George, Odell; and Ralph, Prophetstown; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1961, two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Nina) Bingenheimer, and one in infancy.
Funeral services will be Friday, Feb. 3, at 1:30 p.m. at the Tampico Church of Christ. The Rev. David DeFor will officiate. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery.
Friends may call at the chapel after 7 p.m. Thursday. Schmitt Funeral Home in Tampico is in charge of arrangements.