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Hattie Bland

January 25, 1917 — February 15, 2017

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Hattie B. Bland, 100, of Rio, IL passed away Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg surrounded by her family. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Rio Presbyterian Church. Burial is in the Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Friday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha where memorials may be left to the Rio Presbyterian Church and online condolences can be made at She was born January 25, 1917 in Twin Branch, West Virginia to Henry and Lydia Ferguson Ellenberg. She graduated from Cutler High School in Illinois. Hattie married George C. Bland June 22, 1940 in Missouri. He passed away February 6, 1987. Hattie was a homemaker. She was employed at Ed’s Family Restaurant in Rio. She loved quilting, sewing, cooking, gardening and her flowers. She was a member of Rio Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Sandra (Ed) Gullstrand of Rio, Illinois; Barbara (Jerry) Lieber of Macomb; one son, Gary (Sandra) Ellenberg of Galesburg; grandchildren, Jean Ann (Keith) Erickson, David Gullstrand, Sara Karjala, Doug (Keri) Lieber, Stephanie Capps, Tim Ellenberg and Dane (Evelyn) Ellenberg; great grandchildren, Barbara Ann (Ryan) Binkley, Sally (John) Staab, Valerie Erickson, Grant Gullstrand and fiancé Jenny Youngquist, Lena and Joe Karjala, Abbey Lieber, Cody Capps, Annie and Ben Ellenberg, William, Warren and Hazel Ellenberg; one great great grandchild, Hattie Mae Binkley; one nephew, Richard (Janet) Bland of New Windsor. Her parents, husband, one son, Larry Ellenberg, sisters, Bertha Ellenberg, who died in infancy, Gladys Meineke, Ida Coleman, Anna Schwarz, twin brothers, Howard and Harlan Ellenberg preceded her in death.

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