Cecil Eades - 77
5/13/1939 - 6/29/2016
Watseka, Illinois
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Eldon Clarence Faupel - 77
8/10/1938 - 6/26/2016
Donovan, Illinois
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Jason Lane Mercier - 27
3/23/1989 - 6/25/2016
Crescent City, Illinois
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Audrey Kimble - 65
7/7/1950 - 6/25/2016
Watseka, Illinois
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Irvin "Ray" Busick - 88

11/13/1926 - 10/28/2015
Sheldon, Illinois
Irvin “Ray” Busick, 88, of Sheldon, IL, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. He was born on November 13, 1926 in Connersville, IN, the son of Leo Busick and Chloe (Miller) Busick. Mr. Busick married Alice Thomas on March 12, 1945 in Lawrenceville, IL. She passed in 2009. Irvin was an Independent Carpenter. He served as a trustee for 23 years, and was a lifetime member of the Sheldon District Fire Department. He also enjoyed woodworking. Surviving Mr. Busick is one son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Marilyn Busick of Sheldon, IL; one daughter and son-in-law, Chloe Ann and Charles Schindler of Kirkland, IL; one brother, Vernon Busick; four grandchildren, Chad (Wendy) Busick, Ryan (Kris) Busick, Laura (Jesse) Spain, and Sarah (Ryan) Keef; eight great-grandchildren, Weston, Caleb, Reid, Clarke, Jessa, Jory, Jared, and Braden; and many nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by both parents; and wife, Alice Busick. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 9am-11am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Noon), at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. Pastor Donald Love will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL. Memorials in Mr. Busick's name can be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, IMH Hospice, or Donor’s Choice.

Kenneth D. Horner - 58

5/18/1957 - 10/25/2015
Watseka, Illinois
Kenneth D. Horner, 58, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2015. He was born on May 18, 1957 in Watseka, IL, the son of Kenneth Horner and AnnaBee (Schroeder) Horner. Kenneth married Paula Cluver on December 20, 1974 in Watseka, IL. Mr. Horner was a Truck Driver and a member of the Teamsters. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports, and being outdoors. Surviving Mr. Horner is his wife, Paula Horner of Watseka; one son and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Millie Horner of Watseka; one daughter, Debbie Rudisill and Tony Irvin of Milford; five grandchildren, Hannah and Brock Horner, Devin and Dalton Rudisill, and Dayton Irvin; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Denise Horner of Cissna Park; two sisters and brother-in-law, Margaret and Dan Henson of Watseka, and Regina Mae Horner of Sheldon; and many nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by both parents; and one nephew, Curtis Riston II “Bub”. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015 from 4-7 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate. Memorials in Mr. Horner's name can be made to the Family or Donor's Choice. Cremation rites will be made accordingly following services.

Beth E. Janssen - 62

2/2/1953 - 10/16/2015
Crescent City, Illinois
Beth E. Janssen, 62, of Crescent City, IL, passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015 at her home. She was born on February 2, 1953 in Sullivan, Indiana, the daughter of Rodman Stanley and Vera (Pinkston) Stanley. Beth married Stan Schaumburg on July 2, 1983. He preceded her in passing in 1997. Beth married Dale Janssen on April 10, 1999 in Watseka, at Calvary Lutheran Church. Mrs. Janssen was a homemaker. She enjoyed volunteering at Christ Lutheran High School, reading, sewing, and her cat “Opie”. Surviving Mrs. Janssen is her husband, Dale Janssen of Crescent City; two step-sons and daughter-in-law’s, David and Lisa Janssen of Newark, IL, and Troy and Jenifer Janssen of Buckley; two brothers and sister-in-law’s, Steve and Lila Stanley of Watseka, and Randy and Lori Stanley of Lawrence, Kansas; five step-grandchildren, Jacqui and Chad Berenyi, Kyle Janssen, Olivia Janssen, Trenton Janssen, and Connor Janssen; two great-grandchildren, Ryland and Landon; three nieces and nephews, Brandy and Bryan Shackelford, Tira and John Howaniec, and Brian and Lindsey Stanley; four great nephews, Charles Pries, Jacob and Matthew Howaniec, and Payton Stanley. She is also preceded in death by both parents; and her first husband, Stan Schaumburg. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Pastor Hann and Pastor Robert Schermbeck will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL. Memorials in Mrs. Beth Janssen's name can be made to Christ Lutheran High School, IMH Hospice, or Donor’s Choice.

Carolyn Ruth Oster - 67

6/29/1948 - 10/15/2015
Watseka, Illinois
Carolyn Ruth Oster, 67, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at her home. She was born on June 29, 1948 in Eldorado, IL, the daughter of Clarence Barlow and Dorothy (Prehara) Barlow. Mrs. Oster was an Iroquois County Deputy Clerk for 18 years, as well as a Service Associate at Kmart for 14 years. She was also a member of the AFSCME Union and the St. Edmund’s Catholic Church. Carolyn enjoyed scrapbooking, spending time with her kids and grandkids, and taking trips with family and friends. Surviving Carolyn Oster is her fiancé, Alan Hobl of Watseka; mother, Dorothy Barlow of Watseka; two sons and daughter-in-law’s, Todd and Lisa Oster of Watseka, and William and Cris Oster of Danforth; two brothers and sister-in-law’s, Mike and Shirley Barlow of Goreville, IL, and Larry and Carla Barlow of Onarga; three sisters and brother-in-law’s, Janice and Mike Bonnell of Bourbonnais, Deborah Barlow of Bourbonnais, and Linda and Mike Ryan of Bourbonnais; six grandchildren, Justin Cross, Logan Oster, Carley Oster, Kennedy Oster, Taylor Eades, Cam Eades; nine nieces and nephews, Alicia Laffoon, Katie Graves, Jacob Barlow, Ellyn Harroun, Bob Humphrey, Chad Kolitwenzew, Mackenzie Ryan, Donnie Smoot, Melissa Rix and Melinda Bernal; and several great-nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by her father, Clarence Barlow. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 10:00 am, at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Watseka. Father Michael Powell will officiate. Burial will follow on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 1:00 pm, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Eldorado, IL. Memorials in Mrs. Oster's name can be made to Donor’s Choice

Doris Duensing - 91

6/21/1924 - 10/14/2015
Beaverville, Illinois
Doris Duensing, 91, of Beaverville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at her home. She was born on June 21, 1924 in Cabery, IL, the daughter of Francis Sheppard and Veronica (Mashing) Sheppard. Doris married Melvin “Mel” Duensing on May 17, 1975 in Momence. He preceded her in passing on February 8, 2011. Mrs. Duensing was book keeper at Curby Hardware for 44 years. A member of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Momence, as well as a member of the Beaverville Town Board for over 40 years. She enjoyed spending time with her great-grandchildren. Surviving Mrs. Duensing are two sons and daughter-in-law's, Glenn “Bud” and Mary LaFond of Kentucky, and Wray and Beverly LaFond of Texas; one daughter, Patricia Haste Hardin, IL; four sisters, Leona Shafer of Watseka, Betty Volden of North Carolina, Mary Ott of Arizona, and Carol Hildenbrand of Urbana, IL; fifteen grandchildren, Amanda LaFond, Samantha LaFond, Walter Haste, Charlene Neukomm, Amy Given, Laura Salveson, Chante Norder, Nicole Blunk, Caleb LaFond, Josh LaFond, Isaac LaFond, Judy LaFond, John LaFond, Tom LaFond, B.J. LaFond; 29 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by both parents; husband; son Leslie; one sister Joann McFaden; one daughter-in-law, Susanne LaFond; and one great-great-grandson. Visitation will be on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Caleb LaFond will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL, at a later date. Memorials in Mrs. Duensing name can be made to the Family. Cremation rites will be accordingly following services.

Michael J. Hodolitz Sr. - 50

1/30/1965 - 10/13/2015
Woodland, Illinois
Michael J. Hodolitz Sr., 50, of Woodland, IL, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at his home. He was born on January 30, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of John Hodolitz and Judith (Enlow) Hodolitz. Michael married Ruth Billquist on May 22, 2003 in Mt. Pocono, PA, having now been together for over 25 years. Mr. Hodolitz was a sheet metal worker for Crown Corr Inc. He enjoyed helping everyone , working on cars, crossword puzzles, traveling, and fixing everything. Surviving Mr. Hodolitz is his wife, Ruth Hodolitz of Woodland; four sons Steven J. Billquist of Watseka, Michael J. Hodolitz Jr. of Woodland, Matthew J. Hodolitz of Woodland, and Simon J. Hodolitz of Woodland; one daughter, Samantha J. Hodolitz of Woodland; one brother, Paul Hodolitz of Wilmington, IL; three sisters and brother-in-laws, Kelly and Tim Robertson of Tinley Park, IL , Chris and Dean Wojciehowski of Plainfield, IL, Susan and Shawn Lahr of Lindenhurst, IL; 23 nieces and nephews; 7 great-nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by both parents. Memorials in Mr. Hodolitz's name can be made to the family’s wishes. A Gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been recorded with the Anatomical Gift Association.

Mary Kottke - 70

7/16/1945 - 10/10/2015
Watseka, Illinois
Mary Kottke, 70, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2015. She was born on July 16, 1945 in Watseka, IL, the daughter of Walter Faupel and Leona (Shay) Faupel. Mary married Marvin Kottke on July 21, 1966 in Illinois. He passed in 2001. Mrs. Kottke was a home maker. She enjoyed doing puzzles, playing Yahtzee, and doing crosswords. Surviving Mrs. Kottke is one son, Merle Kottke of Woodland; one daughter, Regena Kottke of Watseka; two stepsons, Kenneth and Paula Kottke of FL, and Jeff Kottke of WI; two stepdaughters, Darlene and Rich Noennig of TN, and Jay and Dave Hutchinson of FL; one brother and sister-in-law, Kevin and Lisa Kimble of Granger, IN; three sisters and brother-in-law, Rhonda and Larry Deitch of AZ, Sandra Ray of CA, and Kris Ray of Southbend, IN; two grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; fourteen step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by both parents; Husband, Marvin Kottke; and two brothers, John(Jack) Turpin and Kenny Turpin. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorials in Mrs. Kottke's name can be made to the Family.

Michael "Wheels" Wielert - 56

1/4/1959 - 9/30/2015
Watseka, Illinois
Michael “Wheels” Wielert, 56, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at his home. He was born on January 4, 1959 in Watseka, IL, the son of William Wielert and Mary (Hamilton) Wielert. Mr. Wielert married Patricia Molter on April 22, 1978 at St. Joseph’s Church in Kentland, IN. Michael was a farmer and also worked for the County Highway Department, as well as a former member of the Watseka Fire Department. He enjoyed farming, friends, and socializing. Surviving Mr. Wielert is his wife, Patricia “Patty” Wielert of Watseka, IL; two sons, William Wielert of Watseka, Jonathan Wielert and fiancée Jessica Paro of Sheldon; one daughter and son-in-law, Valorie and Lance Kimbrell of Nesbit, Mississippi; five grandchildren: Aiden Wielert, Ian Wielert, Allison Kimbrell, Sarah Kimbrell, and Brianna Kimbrell; two brothers and sister-in-laws, Allen and Sharon Wielert of Watseka, James and Teresa Wielert of Warrensburg, Missouri; two sisters, Pam Boswell of Cleveland, Mississippi, Linda Sharper of Limestone, IL; and several nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by both parents; step-father, Delmar Laney; father-in-law, John Molter; and best friend, Delbert Onnen. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 2p-7p, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroquois, IL. Memorials in Mr. Wielert's name can be made to Donor’s Choice.

Rose M. Kent - 84

4/9/1931 - 9/27/2015
Watseka, Illinois
Rose M. Kent, 84, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2015. She was born on April 9, 1931 in Newman, IL, the daughter of John Pate and Audrey (Flynn) Pate. Mrs. Kent worked at Uarco for 20 years and was also a school cook. She enjoyed playing the piano, crocheting, and babysitting. Surviving Mrs. Rose Kent is one son, John Kent of Woodland; three daughters and son-in-laws, Judy and Rick Ziebart of Harpers Ferry, WV, Peggy and Joe Jaskula of Milford, and Penny Hasselbring of Watseka; one brother and sister-in-law, Alfred and Gertrude Pate of Hoopeston; one sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Dale Livingston of Hoopeston; thirteen grandchildren, Julie Feller, Tracy Heitmann, Kevin Ziebart, Ricci Dews, Nina Surber, Georgia Woodby, Stephanie White, Joe Jaskula, Eric Jaskula, Adam Jaskula, Rachael Jaskula, Kurtis Hasselbring, and Karlie Brown; 23 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by both parents; two brothers, Donald Pate and John Pate; and one grandson, Matthew Ziebart. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL. Memorials in Mrs. Kent's name can be made to the local area food pantry.

James J. Alder - 73

8/16/1942 - 9/19/2015
Watseka, Illinois
James J. Alder Sr., 73, of Watseka, IL, passed away on September 19, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He was born August 16, 1942 in Watseka, the son of George and Betty Alder. He is survived by his wife Marjorie Alder, three children, Vicki (Mark) Garfield, James (Nancy) Alder Jr., Valorie (Terry) Walwer, ten grandchildren, Melissa McGary (Josh DeLahr), Chris (Tonia) Walwer, Nathan (Britany) Walwer, Chad (Crystal) Walwer, Michael McGary, Alicia (Matt) Wilkins, Katelin Garfield, Joseph Walwer (Lexi Shoemaker), Lucas Alder (Brooke McCain), and Alex Alder, eleven great-grandchildren, Cooper DeLahr, Baylie Walwer, Chasine Walwer, Jax Walwer, Kasen Walwer, Zacary Walwer, Haley Walwer, Keirstin Wilkins, Allison Wilkins, Brennah Wilkins, and Ethan Wilkins. Also surviving are three sisters, one brother, and seven sister-in-laws, and four brother-in-laws: Sandra San Antonio, Georgia (Robert) Hubert, Karen Hopper, Michael Alder, Carol Alder, Judy Alder, Shirley (Knick) Knickerbocker, Lucille Themer, Mary Price, Helen Peck, Kendall Lamb, Bobby (Lisa) Themer, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dearly loved friend Bubba. He is also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Roger Alder and Ricky Alder, and two sisters Dorine Lamb and Diane Alder. Mr. Alder worked at Ropers, ECC, Baker & Taylor, Norm Chase Farm, and Felesena Construction. He was an elder of Centennial Christian Church. He loved doing many family activities such as bowling, camping, fishing, playing ball, Sunday rides in the country, yard work, and spending the afternoon at the park feeding the ducks with his grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Centennial Christian Church in Watseka. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL. Memorials in Mr. Alder’s name can be made to the Family.

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