Vernice Marcotte - 75
11/17/1940 - 8/19/2016
Watseka, Illinois
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4/1/1957 - 8/17/2016
Ashkum, Illinois
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Donald G. Crews - 68
6/20/1948 - 8/12/2016
Sheldon, Illinois
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4/5/1940 - 8/9/2016
Watseka, Illinois
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Lorraine Urbanski-Rulien - 83

10/7/1931 - 7/19/2015
Watseka, Illinois
Lorraine Rulien, 83, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at her daughter's home. She was born October 7, 1931 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of John Posch and Caroline (Benko) Posch. Lorraine married John W. Urbanski, Sr. on October 7, 1951. He passed in 1980. She later married Warner Rulien on May 7, 1988. He passed in 2010. Mrs. Rulien was a Switch Board Operator for Illinois Bell and an Office Secretary for numerous places. Most recently an office administrator for Holiday Inn in Chicago. Memberships included: Friends of the Library Club, NRA Lifetime Member, Volunteer worker for the hospital, Bronze Member for the Iroquois Memorial Hospital, and a member of the St. Edmund’s Catholic Church. She also enjoyed Baking, Sewing, Gardening, Cooking, and Reading. Most of all she loved her dog Buddy. Surviving Mrs. Rulien is one son and daughter-in-law, John (Sandy) Urbanski Jr. of Phoenix, AZ; two daughters and son-in-laws, Dyann (Douglas) Coffman of Sheldon, IL, and Barbara Volkman of Oak Forest, IL; one step-son and step daughter-in-law, William (Bonnie) Rulien of Braidwood, IL; three step-daughters and step-son-in-laws, Kathie Rulien of Watseka, Janice Dreyer of Watseka, Betty (Dan) Kamikawa of Oregon; one sister and brother-in-law, Caroline (Bernard) Dusek of Flagstaff, AZ; seven grandchildren, John (Jenny) Urbanski III; Jackie (Tamy) Urbanski-Simpson; Jenny (John) Alartosky; Missy (Josh) Gardner; Christopher Ziemianski; Jonathan (Stephanie) Ziemianski; Michael (Erica Fisk) Ziemianski; 20 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by, both her parents; two husbands, John W. Urbanski, Sr., and Warner Rulien; one son-in-law, Robert Volkman; one brother, John Posch; one step-daughter, Barbara Granter. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Mass will be held on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10:00 am, at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Watseka. Father Michael Powell will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the A.L.S. Foundation. Cremation Rites have been made accordingly following Funeral Services.

Larry Jones - 72

10/18/1942 - 7/19/2015
Watseka, Illinois
Larry Lee Jones, 72, of Watseka, IL passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015. He was born on October 18, 1942 in Milford, IL, the son of Paul Jones and Lena (Thomas) Jones. Mr. Jones was a Pressman for Uarco. He enjoyed fishing, sports especially the BEARS, and bowling leagues. Surviving Mr. Jones is one son, Chris Jones of Clinton, IL; one daughter, Lena Jones of Sheldon, IL, one sister-in-law, Patty Jones of Florida; two sisters and brother-in-law, Barb Harper of Hoopeston, IL, and Diana and Jim Curry of Oak Wood, IL; and Tim and Gina Worthey of Milford; two grandchildren, Caitlin Jones and Lauren Jones; and several nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by both his parents; brother-in-law, Wilber Harper; one brother, Paul Jones; one sister-in-law, Bonnie Worthey; Mother-in-law, Maxine Worthey; father-in-law, Jim Worthey. Visitation will be held Friday, July 24, 2015 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka. Memorials in Mr. Jones's name can be made to Donor’s Choice.

William "Al" Janssen - 76

9/8/1938 - 7/10/2015
Watseka, Illinois
William “Al” Janssen, 76, of Watseka, IL passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015 in Watseka, IL. Surviving Mr. Janssen are one son and daughter-in-laws, Kerry Janssen of Watseka, Illinois and Michael (Rhonda) Janssen of Stuart, Florida; and four grandchildren, Michael, Kelsie, Shane, and Alyssa. Cremation rites have been made accordingly.

Melvin Dale Redman - 66

5/11/1949 - 7/9/2015
Watseka, Illinois
Melvin Dale Redman, 66, of Watseka, passed away on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at his home. He was born May 11, 1949 in Watseka, the son of Roy Edgar Redman and Harriet Louise (Tucker) Redman. Mr. Redman was a grain elevator operator for over 30 years and in frozen food sales. He enjoyed bowling, slow pitch softball, coaching softball, playing cards, and dice games. Surviving Mr. Redman are two daughters and son-in-law: Robin and Marvin Clyden of Watseka, IL and Roxan Buckner of Bradley, IL; one brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Diane Redman of New Salisbury, IN; four sisters and brother-in-laws, Mary and Ronnie Merkle of Cissna Park, IL, Carol and Alan Mancuso of Aurora, IL, Pamela McConnell of Watseka, IL, and Patricia and Larry Leppard of Wellington, IL; four grandchildren, Shane and Sheyanne Clyden of Watseka, IL, Alexander Bucker and Lilliana Guardado both of Bradley, IL; and many nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by both parents, Harriet and Roy Redman; and one son-in-law, Anthony Buckner. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 4-8pm, at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at 11:00 am, with a one hour visitation prior to services, at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Neil Larimore will officiate. Burial will follow at the St. Peters Lutheran Cemetery in Crescent City, IL. Memorials in Mr. Redman's name can be made to the Grandchildren’s college funds.

Anna Wessels - 48

12/5/1966 - 7/8/2015
Woodland, Illinois
Anna Wessels, 48, of Woodland, IL passed away Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at her home. She was born December 5, 1966 in Watseka, IL, the daughter of Donald Wilken and Marjann (Howard) Wilken. She married her companion of 25 years, Bryan Wessels, in 2003 at Watseka, IL. Mrs. Wessels worked as a CNA at the Faith Place in Danforth, IL. She enjoyed reading. Surviving Mrs. Wessels is her spouse, Bryan Wessels of Woodland; one son, Donald Wilken of Goodland, IN; one daughter, Melissa Wilken of Woodland; one step-son, Christopher Hamlin of Wisconsin; one step-daughter, Shanna Runge of Wisconsin; two sister-in-laws, Julie Rushbrook of Watseka, and Kim Wessels of St. Anne; four sisters and brother-in-laws, Brenda and Todd Donahue of Lafayette, IN, Donna and Brian Miller of Fowler, IN, Dottee and Steve Taylor of Martinton, IL, and Tara Wilken of Kentland, IN; six grandchildren, Ana-Lynn, Bryon, Kye, Lillie, Elijah, and Micah; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by her father, Donald Wilken; mother-in-law, Carol Wessels; and three Uncles, Kevin, Frank, and Delbert. Memorials in Mrs. Wessels's name can be made to the Funeral Expenses of Anna Wessels. Cremation Rites have been made accordingly.

Stella Doralene (Sapp) Williams - 90

10/24/1924 - 7/1/2015
Simpson, IL
Stella Doralene (Sapp) Williams, 90, of Simpson, IL formerly Watseka, passed away on Wednesday, July 01, 2015. She was born on October 24, 1924 in Watseka, the daughter of William Sapp and Alta (McClanhan) Sapp. Stella married Everett Williams on May 20, 1942. He has since passed. Mrs. Williams was a factory worker for 47 years, working at TRW and Little Fuse. She was a member of the Watseka V.F.W. Lady Auxiliary and enjoyed collecting cook books, cooking, selling baking goods & produce at the Farmer’s Market. Stella also enjoyed family and her grandchildren. Surviving Mrs. Williams is one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Sharon Williams of Vienna, IL; one daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Leon Clatterbuck of Simpson, IL; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by both parents; husband, Everett Williams; one daughter, Karen Decker; and 3 sisters. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 11a-1pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Marty Schonleber will officiate. Burial will follow at GAR Cemetery in Watseka. Memorials in Mrs. William's name can be made to the Kidney Foundation, Heart Association, Diabetes, or Donor’s Choice.

Vera German - 69

5/9/1946 - 6/28/2015
Watseka, Illinois
Vera German, 69, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2015. She was born May 9, 1946 in Bad Voslau, Austria, the daughter of Fedor “Ted” Kolitwenzew and Helena (Propopinka) Kolitwenzew. Vera married Donald German on October 4, 1969 in Watseka, IL. Mrs. German was a Ward Clerk at Watseka Health Care for 18 years. She enjoyed reading, watching cooking shows, and her grandchildren. Surviving Mrs. German is her husband, Donald German of Watseka; one son and daughter-in-law, Travis (Debbie) German of LaGrange, Kentucky; one daughter, Nikki Kunce and Aaron “Bubba” Corum of LaGrange, Kentucky; one step-daughter-in-law, Tara Vanderwal of Watseka; four grandchildren, Emily and Allison Kunce, Sydnie and Kinsley German; two step-grandchildren, Cody and Daniel Vanderwal; two step-great-grandchildren, Citori Rabe and Kinley Osborne; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by both her parents; three brothers, Alex, Victor, Nick; one step-son, Jim Vanderwal; and one step-granddaughter, Shelby Vanderwal. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A one hour visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at Iroquois Memorial Park Cemetery in Watseka, IL. Memorials in Mrs. German's name can be made to the Family.

Delbert "Pod" Onnen - 74

12/6/1940 - 6/23/2015
Watseka, IL
Delbert “Pod” Onnen, 74, of Watseka, IL passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015. He was born December 6, 1940 in Watseka, the son of John Onnen and Doris (Schroeder) Onnen. Mr. Onnen was a Farmer and recently a retired Teamster truck driver from Iroquois Paving Corporation. He enjoyed tractors, farming, cattle, gathering of friends and family, horse riding, and was a true animal lover. Surviving Mr. Onnen is one son and daughter-in-law, John and Kim Onnen of Watseka; two daughters and son-in-law, Cynthia “Cindy” Onnen of Mascoutah, IL, and Julie and Craig Massey of Watseka; seven grandchildren, Travis “TJ” Demierre, Andy Onnen, Jacob Onnen, Conner Onnen, Alec Massey, Jani Massey, and Nate Massey. He is also preceded in death by both his parents. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 10:00am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka; with a one hour visitation prior to services. Pastor Robert Sabo will officiate. Burial will follow at Prairie Dell Cemetery. Memorials in Mr. Onnen's name can be made to the Family.

Naomi Kottkamp - 76

9/15/1938 - 6/20/2015
Iroquois, Illinois
Naomi Kottkamp, 76, of Iroquois, IL passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at her home. She was born on September 15, 1938 in Sheldon, IL, the daughter of George Houser and Della (Easter) Houser. Naomi married Lavern E. Kottkamp on June 4, 1995 at Centennial Christian Church. He passed away April 22, 2008. Mrs. Kottkamp was a Factory Worker. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards with Robert & Mary Tincher and Linda Baker, listening to country music, playing guitars. She sang in several different bands. She was also a big NASCAR fan, especially of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Surviving Mrs. Kottkamp are five sons and daughter-in-laws, Jim and Denice Bennett of Rossville, Georgia, Tony and Jami Bennett of Otterben, IN, Larry Bennett and Missy Rose of Lafayette, IN, Garry Bennett and Michelle Holcomb of Graysville, TN, Daren Leonard and Chantelle O’Connor of Columbia, TN; one daughter and son-in-law, Roxy and Randy Godby of Watseka, IL; one brother-in-law, Lavern Kottkamp of Florida; 20 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by both parents; husband, Lavern E. Kottkamp; 2 brothers; and 9 sisters. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 9a-11:30a, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 12:00pm, at Centennial Christian Church in Watseka. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate Memorials in Mrs. Kottkamp's name can be made to Centennial Christian Church. Cremation Rites will be made accordingly following the services.

Roger G. Ennen - 87

1/20/1928 - 6/9/2015
Milford, IL
Roger G. Ennen, 87, of Milford, IL, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2015. He was born on January 20, 1928 at home in Goodwine, IL, the son of Heiyo Ennen and Elsie (Tubbs) Ennen. Mr.Ennen married Anita Nichols on October 21,1950 in Marion, IA. Roger was a warehouse examiner for the USDA. He also served in the Army for two years during the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, woodworking, and traveling. Surviving Mr. Ennen is his wife, Anita Ennen of Milford, IL; two sons and daughter-in-law, Scott Ennen of Maryville, Tenn., and Bradley and Elsa Ennen of Gardnerville, Nevada; one daughter, Coleen Schoolman of Watseka; one sister, Waunita Allen of Hoopeston; five grandchildren, Damon and Theresa King of Danville, IN, Eric Schoolman of Sheldon, Matthew and Holly Ennen of Nashvile, Tenn., Joshua and Brittany Ennen of Signal Mountain, Tenn., Susan and Michael Potter of Maryville, Tenn.; five great-grandchildren, Dominic and Jackson King, Nathan Potter, and Noah and Natalie Ennen; and several nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by both parents; one brother, Gordon Ennen. Cremation rites have been made accordingly. Burial will be held privately at a later date. Memorials in Mr. Ennen's name can be made to IMH Hospice or Donor’s Choice.

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