Saturday, January 01, 2022


The Illinois/Wisconsin District is remembering with gratitude the life of Jack Flores, an ordained minister who was a member of the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin. Jack passed away Thursday, Dec. 16, following an illness.

A Chicago native, Jack had been active in district leadership, most recently serving on the Church Revitalization and Development Team. He was a graduate of the TRIM program of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership. He is survived by his wife, Louise; daughters Rebekah and Rachel; and several grandchildren. Our prayers go out to his family and all those who knew him. A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

The district is also remembering Richard Person, who was a long-time member of Polo Church of the Brethren, and more recently of the Dixon congregation. Richard passed away Dec. 28 in Polo. Born in Sterling, Richard attended North Central College and Manchester College before beginning a career in farming. A celebration of life service was held at Dixon on Jan. 5. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, an ordained minister in the district, and three children and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.