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Perry Bitzel - 832/28/1933 - 5/13/2016
Crescent City, Illinois
Perry Bitzel, 83, of Crescent City, IL, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016. He was born on February 28, 1933 in Legro, IN, the son of Allie Bitzel and Florence (Scott) Bitzel. Perry married Mabel Hoover in Kentland, IN on June 8, 1957. Mr. Bitzel worked for the Laborer Union for 50 years. He enjoyed fishing, mowing, doing yard work, playing cards, and watching politics. Surviving Mr. Bitzel is one sister-in-law, Doris Bitzel of Sheldon, IL; one grandson, Shawn Bitzel of Crescent City; several nieces and nephews including: Tony Bitzel and Tanya Kazy of Cleveland, TN, Susan Wynn Bence of Watseka, and Kenneth Bitzel of Diamond, IL. He is also preceded in death by both parents; wife, Mabel Bitzel; sisters, Betty and Annabell; brothers, Kenneth, Bill, and John; and son, William “Bill”. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home. A one hour visitation will take place prior to services. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka. Memorials in Mr. Bitzel's name can be made to Donor’s Choice.
Christopher Jones - 412/8/1975 - 5/13/2016
Clinton, Illinois (Wapella)
Christopher Lee Jones, 41, of Clinton, Illinois, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016 at his home of natural causes. He was born on February 8, 1975, the son of Larry Jones and Linda (Worthey) Jones. Mr. Jones was a Seed Tech for Monsanto. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool, and working on cars. Surviving Mr. Jones is his mother, Linda Jones of Watseka; one sister, Lena Lade of Sheldon, IL; and several nieces and nephews, Caitlin and Lauren Jones, Mersades Wheeler, and Callen Mears. He is also preceded in death by his father, Larry Jones; maternal and paternal grandparents; Aunt, Bonnie; and Uncle, Wilbur. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. One hour visitation will take place prior to services. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL. Memorials in Mr. Jones's name can be made to the Family.
Jimmy Marshall Jr. - 346/2/1981 - 5/12/2016
Jimmy Marshall Jr., 34, of Donovan, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2016. He was born on June 2, 1981 in Kankakee, IL, the son of Jimmy Marshall and Clara (Wilson) Marhsall. Mr. Marshall was a care taker. He enjoyed fishing and shooting guns. Surviving Mr. Marshall is his mother, Clara Marshall of Donovan; one sister and brother-in-law, Alucia and Keith Davis of San Antonio, TX; nephews and niece, Ethan Davis, Keifer Davis, and Kourtney Davis. He is also preceded in death by his father, Jimmy Marshall; and one uncle, Buddy Marshall. Memorials in Mr. Marshall's name can be made to National Foundation for Transplants or Wounded Warriors. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation Rites have been made accordingly.
Helen Adams - 838/22/1932 - 5/11/2016
Helen Adams, 83, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016. She was born on August 22, 1932 in Watseka, IL, the daughter of Kenneth Williams and Mabel (Potzler) Williams. Helen married Harry Adams on August 11, 1992 in Watseka. Mrs. Adams was a legal secretary for Mylo Fleming then Razzono and Kinzer. She was also a Hospice Volunteer for the office and enjoyed bowling, quilting, and sewing. Surviving Mrs. Adams is her husband, Harry Adams of Watseka; two sons and daughter-in-law’s, Lonnie (Jody) Ulitzsch of Watseka and Alan (Lisa) Ulitzsch of Watseka; one daughter and son-in-law, Marlita (Eric) Hassbargen of Woodland; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard Williams of Clinton, IL and Veda Williams of Texas; one brother-in-law, Gene Schwitek of Decatur, IL; two step-sons and step-daughter-in-law, Greg (Letta) Adams of Muncie, IN and George (Wanda) Adams of Lehigh Acres, Florida; two step-daughter and step-son-in-law: Lyn Dean of Louisville, KY and Jeanne (Pat) Snyder of Watseka; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by both her parents; first husband, Ardell Ulitzsch; two brothers, Harold and Ronald Williams; and one sister, Eleanor Schwitzek. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Pastor Jordan Cooper will officiate. Burial will follow at Body Cemetery in Woodland, IL. Memorials in Mrs. Adam's name can be made to Faith Lutheran Church or Donor’s choice.
Loeva Ennis - 7510/30/1940 - 5/9/2016
Loeva Ennis, 75, of Winamac, IN, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016. She was born on October 30, 1940 in Jasonville, IN, the daughter of James Bell and Millie (Soliday) Bell. Loeva married Paul Joseph Ennis in Ireland in 2006. Mrs. Ennis was a K-12 Art Teacher for over 25 years. She was also an Adjunct Professor of Art at Junior College. She enjoyed painting, sculpting, and traveling. Surviving Mrs. Ennis is her husband, Joe Ennis of Winamac, IN; mother, Millie Bell of Watseka; two sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Owens of Wichita, Kansas, and John and Anita Owens of Watseka; and five grandchildren. She is also preceded in death by her father, James Bell. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Private Interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka. Memorials in Mrs. Ennis's name can be made to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Elizabeth Goldsberry - 7012/27/1945 - 5/7/2016
Elizabeth Frances Goldsberry, 70, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016. She was born on December 27, 1945 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Charles McCuen and Elizabeth (Sinks) McCuen. Elizabeth married Dennis (Joe) Goldsberry on March 22, 1991 in Watseka. Mrs. Goldsberry was a Home Maker. She enjoyed reading and cooking. Surviving Mrs. Goldsberry is her husband, Dennis Goldsberry of Watseka; three sons and daughter-in-law, Earl Norris Jr. of Watseka, Paul Norris of Trenton, N.J., and Dale and Bonda Norris of Watseka; three daughters and son-in-law’s, Bobbi Jo and Brian Basham of Union Hill, IL, Jennifer and Eric Stevens of Hoopeston, and Kathy and Bruce Hartman of Ashkum; two step-brothers, Ernie and Becky Norris of Morocco, IN and Eddie Norris of Indiana; two step-sisters,Elaine and Bill Daughtery of Watseka, and Liz Walker of Watseka; eighteen grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by both her parents; one brother; two sisters; one daughter; and one granddaughter. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 5-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Gary Minard will officiate. Memorials in Mrs. Goldsberry's name can be made to the American Cancer Society. Cremation Rites will be made accordingly following services.
Betty Conrad - 828/26/1933 - 4/26/2016
Betty Conrad, 82, of Watseka, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. She was born on August 26, 1933 in Watseka, Illinois, the daughter of William Thomas and Hannah (Duits) Thomas. Mrs. Conrad was a cook for Hungry House which use to be located in Watseka. She enjoyed reading, puzzles, tv, and writing. Surviving Mrs. Conrad are five sons, Ronald Conrad of Watseka, Roger Conrad of Watseka, James (Donna Stuckey) Conrad of Watseka, Kevin and Nancy Conrad, and Steve Conrad of Watseka; one sister, Irma Schiewe of Crescent City; one sister-in-law, Mary Thomas of Watseka; three grandchildren, Stacey Tucker, Michael Miller, and Matthew Miller; many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by both parents; eleven siblings; one son, Bobby; and one brother, Danny Thomas. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Noon), at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Crescent City, IL. Pastor Joel Brown will officiate. Memorials in Mrs. Conrad's name can be made to Donor’s Choice. Cremation Rites have been made accordingly.
Earl J. Blair - 473/22/1969 - 4/25/2016
Earl J. Blair, 47, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016. He was born on March 21, 1969 in Watseka, the son of Marvin Blair and Dorothy (Peters) Blair. Mr. Blair married Crystal Smith in Watseka on February 27, 2003. Earl was a Productions Manager for Silva International located in Momence. He enjoyed visiting historical sites, random road trips, sports, wellness, animals, gaming and bike riding. Most of all he was a family man. Surviving Mr. Blair is his wife, Crystal Blair of Watseka; one son, Austin Blair of Watseka; one daughter, Megan Blair of Sterling, CO; father and step-Mother, Marvin and Donna Blair of Watseka; two brothers and sister-in-law, Allen Blair of Watseka, David and Theresa Kellems of Watseka; one sister and brother-in-law, Tracy and Andy Stewart of Savannah, GA; and niece and nephews, Gabriel and Brendan Kellems, Marc and Jonathan Stewart, and Kristina Howe. He is also preceded in death by maternal and paternal grandparents; mother, Dorothy Blair; and mother-in-law, Mary Smith. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL. Memorials in Mr. Blair's name can be made to the Family’s Wishes. Cremation Rites will be made accordingly following services.
Roger H. Niebuhr - 836/23/1932 - 4/22/2016
Crescent City, Illiois
Roger H. Niebuhr, 83, of Crescent City passed away on Friday, April 22, 2016 in Watseka. Mr. Niebuhr was born on June 23, 1932, son of Harry and Mabel (Munsterman) Niebuhr in Arlington Heights, IL. He graduated from Cissna Park High School in 1950. He served in the United States Army from 1954-1956. He married Velma on June 21, 1953 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Woodworth. She preceded him in death on April 15, 2010. He is survived by one son and daughter in-law; Allen (Joy) Niebuhr of Crescent City, two grandsons; Brent (Jody) Niebuhr of Crescent City and Brock (Wendy) Niebuhr of Paxton, 4 great-grandchildren; Evie, Ainsley, Emry and Layton Niebuhr; two sisters Ardith (Roland) Heuton of Watseka and Arleen (Gordon) Bohlmann of Fishersville, VA.; a very special friend, Mary Ellen Redeker, of Cissna Park; one niece; Rachel Bohlmann of South Bend, IN, one nephew; Rev. Tim Bohlmann (Sue) of VA and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a nephew, Bruce Heuton. Mr. Niebuhr was a lifelong farmer. He operated the family dairy farm with his son and grandsons until his retirement in 1994. He enjoyed travelling to Arizona, playing cards, coffee with his friends at McDonalds, watching his grandsons play baseball and spending time with his family. Funeral service will be at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City with Rev. Joel Brown officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Heritage Woods of Watseka or to the donor’s choice.
Anthony "Tony" Tuminello III - 492/10/1967 - 4/20/2016
Anthony “Tony” Tuminello III, 49, of Watseka, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. He was born on February 10, 1967 in Chicago, IL, the son of Anthony Tuminello II and Mary (Sansone) Tuminello. He enjoyed spending time with his family, dog “Milo”, and being outside Surviving Mr. Tuminello are his parents, Mary Tuminello of Watseka, Anthony and Martha Tuminello II of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; one brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Rhonda Tuminello of Plainfield, IL; two nieces, Francesca and Angelina Tuminello; two aunts; and four uncles. He is also preceded in death by two grandfathers and one grandmother. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 3-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7:00pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A prayer service will take place prior to Funeral Services. Father Michael Powell will officiate. A private interment will follow Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL. Memorials in Mr. Tuminello's name can be made to the family.
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