Harold C. "Cork" Emanuel

July 29, 1929 - January 2, 2016
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Harold “Cork” Emanuel passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford IL as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident.  He was 86 years old.

 

Harold was born on July 29, 1929 to Harold and Geraldine (Libke) Emanuel in Belvidere IL.  He married Alice J. Meyers on November 10, 1951 at the United Methodist Church in Herbert IL.  Lived in Belvidere and Poplar Grove all of his life and summered at their place in Shell Lake WI.  He attended Belvidere Grade Schools and graduated from Belvidere High School in 1947.  He attended Linotype school in Maumee OH and was employed by the Belvidere Daily Republican, Post Publishers-Loves Park IL, Shoppers Service-Delavan WI and Castle Communications-DeKalb IL.

 

He was a member of the following boards-United Methodist Church, North Boone Community District #200, Poplar Grove Township; Republican Precinct Committeeman, Village President of Poplar Grove from 1973 to 1989, served on the Boone County Board from 1990 to 1994 and the Community Building Board and was a trustee for the North Boone Fire District 3 for two years.  He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951-1953, member of the VFW Lodge 1461 and Moose Lodge 295.

 

He was an avid golfer at Butternut Hills Golf Course in Sarona WI, enjoyed woodworking, fishing, bowling and playing cribbage. He also coached little league baseball and was involved with the boy scouts in Poplar Grove.

 

Harold is survived by his loving wife, Alice; two daughters-Janis (Mark) Burkhardt of Roscoe and JoAnne (Gary) Wartgow of Roscoe; two grandsons-Ryan (Stephanie Kuffell) Coomer and Steven (Amanda) McMahon; three sisters-Karen (Dennis) Schrader of Belvidere, Janet (Steve) Lindquist of Rockford and Kathy Emanuel of Rockford, one brother-Gerald (Joan) Emanuel of Geneva IL and sister-in-law Carol Emanuel of Belvidere.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Carol Mundy and two brothers Elmer Emanuel and Ronald Emanuel.

 

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m., Friday, January 8, 2015 at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove St, Poplar Grove, IL 61065 with Rev. Christopher Druce- Jones officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2015 at the church, and Friday, January 8, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove Street, Poplar Grove IL 61065 or the United Methodist Church of Shell Lake, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake WI 54871.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 7, 2016

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church

Address:

105 E. Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, 61065

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2015 at the church


Date: Friday, January 8, 2016

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church

Address:

105 E. Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, 61065

Friday, January 8, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service


Service Information

Date: Friday, January 8, 2016

Time: 11:30 am -

Poplar Grove United Methodist Church

Address:

105 E. Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, 61065

Funeral services will be held 11:30 a.m., Friday, January 8, 2015 at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove St, Poplar Grove, IL 61065 with Rev. Christopher Druce- Jones officiating


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove Street, Poplar Grove IL 61065 or the United Methodist Church of Shell Lake, 135 Reinhart Dr., Shell Lake WI 54871


 

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Born: July 29, 1929
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Dan & Cathy (Nordman) Flynn posted on 1/5/16

So very sorry for your loss.

 

Pastor Steve Miller posted on 1/6/16

My condolences on your loss. My prayers and those of the Shell Lake United Methodist Church are with you in your time of grief.

 

marcus anderson posted on 1/8/16

Well I can not think of anyone that has had an impact on my life as cork.as a young child I knew what affect he had on my fathers life.He would sit at table with dad have a beer and talk print shop.Dad worked with Cork and he made a big impact on all my dad did.he was not just a friend but so much more to us.He was always there for good or bad he was the man whom guided my dad from a young age.he will be oh so missed but we have all the things in our hearts that we feel for him and his family.as we get past this sad part of our lives I know he will always watch over us.I raise a drink to you old friend i hope the after life will have you fishing for ever.god bless you and thanks for all you have done for our family. thanks marcus anderson

 

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