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The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
May 12, 1945 - Saturday, pg. 6, col. 6

Charles Herbon Dies Saturday Morning After Short Illness

Charles Herbon of 10th Avenue, Rock Falls, passed away at 7 a.m. Saturday in his home following a month's illness during which he submitted to surgery in a Chicago hospital. The body was removed to the Wheelock funeral home where funeral arrangements are being completed.

Mr. Herbon is survived by seven children, a sister, Mrs. Lillian Grisze of Rock Falls, and a brother Henry Herbon of Dixon. His wife passed away a number of years ago.

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
May 15, 1945 - Tuesday, pg. 7, col. 4

Bury Charles Herbon In Tampico Cemetery

Funeral services for Charles C. Herbon were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Wheelock funeral home in Rock Falls. Rev. Wayne Leighty, pastor of the Rock Falls Methodist Church officiated. Mr. Leighty sang the hymn, "In The Sweet Bye and Bye." Mrs. F. F. Morrison was the piano accompanist.

Casket attendants were Harold Rippy, Andrew Fisher, William Herdt, Jesse Gibson, Clarence Russell and Charles Green. The flowers were in charge of Mrs. E. Bishop and B. Clayiton. The committal was in Tampico cemetery.

*** The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illilnois
May 19, 1945 - Saturday, pg. 8, col. 7


Charles C. Herbon, son of Mary and William Herbon, was born in New Brunswick, N.J., Oct. 2, 1876. He died at his home, 610 Tenth avenue, Rock Falls, May 12, 1945, after some months of illness.

When he was two years of age his parents moved to Rock Falls to the home in which Mr. Herbon passed away last Saturday. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith, and was educated in the Rock Falls schools. On Feb. 19, 1900, he was married to Ina Lane, who preceded her husband in death in 1929.

Mr. Herbon followed the occupation of farming near Tampico, and continued this until he was forced to retire 14 years ago by failing eyesight.

To Mr. and Mrs. Herbon were born eight children, one of whom died in infancy, Betty Jane. Those who survive him are Florence, at home, Mrs. Marion Olsen of Prophetstown, Robert of Sterling, Lee of Baraboo, Wis., Bert of Prairie du Sasc, Wis., Mrs. Susie Keller or Rock Falls, and Sgt. Stanley with the Third army in Austria. Ten grandchildren survive him, as do his sister, Mrs. Lillian Grisze of Rock Falls, and a brother, Henry of Dixon. Two grandchildren died in infancy and a brother, Charles Lee, passed away in 1926.

Charles Herbon was a kind and loving husband, father and friend. During his life here he made many warm friends who will miss him. That he is safe and happy with his Father, is their earnest prayer.

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