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Obituary: Paul George Lightcap

Paul was the brother of my grandfather, Albert “Wally” Lightcap. Even though Paul died in 1999, I never met him or any of his family.  Paul’s obituary was published in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa) on June 20, 1999.  I don’t have a newspaper clipping, but I have the text.

Transcript of the obituary:

Paul G. Lightcap, 93, of 2611 Windsor Ave., died at 4:55 p.m., Friday, June 18, 1999, at ManorCare Health Services.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dubuque Bible Church, 3500 Pennsylvania Ave., with burial in Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Locust Street Funeral Home, 1145 Locust St., and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

He owned and operated Lightcap Sewing Center for more than 60 years. He was born on April 20, 1906, in Wisconsin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lightcap. He married Louella Miller in 1925; she died in 1994. He was a member of Dubuque Bible Church since the 1940s. He loved working on sewing machines.

Surviving are a son, Harold (Betty) Lightcap, of Dubuque; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Lightcap.

A Paul G. Lightcap Memorial Fund has been established.

Obituary: Herbert Hickman

Here is the obituary for Herbert Hickman, my great-grandmother Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman’s second husband.  His obituary was published in the Freeport Journal-Standard on June 14, 1976.

Obituary: Herbert Hickman

Transcription of obituary:

Herbert Hickman

SCALES MOUND – Funeral service for Herbert Hickman of Scales Mound, who died Friday in Cuba City (Wis.) Medical Center, was held this afternoon at First Presbyterian Church, Galena.  He was 87.

Burial was in Scales Mound Township Cemetery.  Steinke Funeral Home, Galena, was in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are two sons, Cleland (Herb) and Kenneth, a stepson, Stanley Davis, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Harold Harwick, all of Scales Mound; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren.

Also, two brothers, Frank of Centerville, Iowa and Raymond of Lamar, Mo.; and three sisters, Miss Verona and Mrs. Elsie Snavely, both of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. William Serafini of Jasper, Mo.

Obituary: Vitus Hebenstreit

Vitus Hebenstreit

This obituary is for Vitus Hebenstreit, my maternal ggg-grandfather.  He was born January 6, 1835, in the village of Beverstat, Prussia.  He married Bertha Schafer; together they had five children: Caroline, Andrew, Catherine, and two unidentified children who probably died in infancy. He is buried in Shullsburg, Wisconsin.

His daughter, Catherine (Hebenstreit) Bausman, was my g-g-grandmother and she was married to Nicholas Bausman Jr.

The picture of Vitus Hebenstreit was received from Kay Wilson, a contact I met through ancestry.com.

The obituary is from my mom; there was no citation.

Obituary: Vitus Hebenstreit

Transcription of obituary:

Mr. Vitus Hebenstreet [sic] died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nick Bousman [sic], Scales Mound, Ill., on Wednesday, June 16, 1920. Deceased was born January 6, 1835, in the village of Beverstat, Prussia, was united in marriage to Bertha Shaffer on the 18th day of January, 1857. His wife, together with three children having preceded him to the Great Beyond. Those surviving are Andrew of this city and Mrs. Nicholas Bousman [sic] of Scales Mound, besides twelve grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. He came to U.S. in 1861 direct to Shullsburg where he resided until four years ago when he went to his daughter’s home in Scales Mound where he resided until his death. His death was not unexpected as he has been in poor health for some time.

The funeral was held last Saturday at 9:30 a.m. from St. Matthew’s church in this city. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery.