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Visitation and Funeral for Brother Dean Quarnstrom

by Rich Spahn
Friday Feb 3rd, 2017 9:35 am

Visitation for Right Worshipful Brother Dean Quarnstrom

Visitation will be from 4pm to 7pm on Monday, February 6th at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb on South 4th Street.

Masonic Funeral Service

The Masonic Service will be following the visitation at 7pm on Monday, February 6th at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb on South 4th Street.

Funeral Service

The funeral service will be at 1pm on Tuesday, February 7th at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb on South 4th Street. Masonic Symbol

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Passing of R. W. Brother Dean Quarnstrom

by Rich Spahn
Tuesday Jan 31st, 2017 10:13 am
Category: Blue Lodge No. 144

Brethren, We are deeply saddened to report that our friend, brother, and mentor Dean Quarnstrom passed away yesterday morning, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 in Florida as a result of a massive heart attack. Please keep him and his wife Jane and their family in your thoughts and prayers.

When we have information of the funeral and memorial services we will email and call them to you.


Until then, dear friend and brother, until then - Farewell!Dean Quarnstrom



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2nd Degree

by Rich Spahn
Monday Aug 15th, 2016 8:46 am
Category: Blue Lodge No. 144

DeKalb Lodge conferred a 2nd degree last Tuesday evening, with the help of brethren from all over the Northern Area. RWBs Roger Larson and Vernon Kness were on the slate, from Rock River Lodge #612 and Chadwick Lodge #867 respectively. RWB Orville Shoemaker and WB Henry Toms were there from Friendship Lodge #7 in Dixon, and WB Tom Lewis, also of Rock River #612, was kind enough to obligate Brother Hansen on the 2nd Degree. DeKalb Lodge #144's own officers performed exceptionally well for their first times in their new chairs - Brs Michael Doyle and David Galica were smart-looking Stewards, B Ferald Bryan wrangled the candidate neatly at JD, and B Noah Panlilio took complete charge of the West. WB Dean Clark performed all of the Marshal's duties proficiently, while B David Nay kept us all secure at Tyler. All in all, Brother Hansen received an excellent 2nd degree after a great examination at the altar by WB Matt Kapustianyk. Our thanks to the brethren who traveled out to help, and to those who learned the work to confer this degree. We are looking forward to Brother Hansen's 3rd in the near future!Notice to Appear


EVENT: Feast of St. John the Baptist

Hosted by: DeKalb Masonic Lodge No. 144
Location: Northwest Malta United Methodist Church
Date & Time: 06/26/2016 11:00 am to 06/26/2016 12:00 pm
For more information contact us at: 312-301-3800


Please join us for an observance of the feast of St John the Baptist this Sunday, June 26th at 11am at the Northwest Malta United Methodist Church, at the intersection of McQueen and Rich Roads.

We hope to see you there!

DeKalb Lodge #144 Installation of Officers

by Rich Spahn
Thursday Jun 16th, 2016 8:52 am

DeKalb 144 installed its new slate of officers on Tuesday evening, June 14th at 6:45pm. With the help of RWB Dean Quarnstrom and WB Jerry Boehle (Horicon #244) as installing officers, WB Edelbert Pacis Gazmen of Old Glory Lodge #141 in Westchester as Installing Secretary, Brother Noah Panlilio as Installing Chaplain, and RWB Spahn as Installing Marshal. Brother Panlilio performed a musical opening by singing rousing renditions of God Bless America, America the Beautiful, and leading the brethren in the Star-Spangled Banner. WM Kapustianyk then presented all his officers with pins of their offices in thanks for their work, with special recognition to RWB Quarnstrom.


group photo of 2016 installation










L to R(front): B. Kevin Eggenburg, B. David Galica, B. Noah Panlilio, W.B. Matt Kapustianyk, B. Ferald Bryan, B. Michael Doyle; (back): R.W.B. Dean Quarnstrom, R.W.B. Rich Spahn, B. Karl Zeimetz, B. Lucas Park, B. Tim Cook, W.B. Jerry Boehle, B. David Nay. (Photo courtesy of W. B. Gazmen)

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Hosted by: DeKalb Masonic Lodge No. 144
Location: Field House of DeKalb High School
Date & Time: 04/28/2016 6:00 pm to 04/28/2016 8:00 pm
For more information contact us at: 815-751-1777(THIS EVENT ONLY)

Brethren, remember to come out to the DeKalb High School Field House (left front entrance) tonight from 6-8pm to help with the IL-CHIP event hosted by our lodge! This is our first event in many years, so we hope to make a good impression and generate interest in this valuable and useful program. I hope to see you there!CHIP LOGO

Congratulations to our newest Master Mason!

by Rich Spahn
Thursday Apr 28th, 2016 1:00 pm

3rd Degree LozierBrother Patrick Lozier was raised to the degree of Master Mason Tues. the 26th, 2016. Many brethren from around the district were in attendance, and helped fill out the slate and the sidelines. Congratulations, Brother! We look forward to seeing you in lodge! Our new Master mason is shown here with WM Matt Kapustianyk, JW Noah Panlilio, SD Lucas Park, JS David Nay, CH Tim Cook, and B Mike Doyle.

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Standard Club and Lodge Officer School

by Rich Spahn
Thursday Mar 17th, 2016 9:46 am

The Lodge Officers School held at Illinois Central Lodge #178 in Amboy last night was an impressive event! Grand Lodge Instructor RWB John Essig and RWB James Essig instructed the full-form opening, receiving of the DDGM, receiving a member of the lodge, receiving a visiting brother vouched for and not vouched for, had stewards assist the deacons, went from labor to refreshment, then back to labor and closed! All of that was accomplished in 1hr and 55minutes with no stress. The instructors and the AADGM were impressed with the knowledge shown by all the brethren exemplifying the work, and many of the sideliners expressed satisfaction at having learned something that they could take with them back to their lodges. DeKalb #144, though somewhat under-represented, was able to provide excellent demonstrations of the SD work and the WM, as exemplified by RWB Dean Quarnstrom. The traveling gavel was won by the brethren of Horicon Lodge #244, who brought 6 lodge members to the school and edged out the home team for the trophy. We will have to work hard to catch up for the trophy or for mileage. We hope to see you next month on April 20th at 7p.m. in Oregon!

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Sycamore Academic Bowl Team Places in Regional Masonic Bowl!

by Rich Spahn
Wednesday Feb 24th, 2016 10:05 am

The Sycamore Academic Bowl Team took fourth place out of twelve competing teams at Boylan Catholic High School last Saturday, Feb. 20th. Winning three out of five matches in a morning session that ran from 8:45am until well after noon, the five students perservered without substitutes against teams that had extra members in their rotations to allow team members an occasional break. Auburn HS won first place, Boylan HS second place, Harlem HS third place (all from Rockford or Machesney Park) and Sycamore HS fourth place. The Sycamore team includes some freshman, and played at times against varsity teams with much more experience, yet they always showed a cool, mature, steady focus, and comported themselves in a manner that would make anyone proud to be there to support them - which we were! Congratulations to the Black and Gold team!

Sycamore Masonic Academic Bowl Team

Boys from left to right: Tyler N., Nolan P., Girls from left to right: Allie V., Sophie M. (not Sohpie!), and Katelyn H.

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