Ryan C. Ahrens - 30
1/29/1986 - 8/8/2016
Eagle Grove, Iowa
Ryan Ahrens, 30, of Eagle Grove, formerly of...
Richard Dean McArtor Sr. - 80
7/11/1936 - 8/8/2016
Watseka, Illinois
 Richard Dean McArtor Sr., 80, of...
Helen A. Crow - 99
5/18/1917 - 7/16/2016
Watseka, Illinois
Helen A. Crow, 99, died July 16, 2016 in her...
Roy E. Redman - 71
8/8/1944 - 7/15/2016
Milford, Illinois
Roy E. Redman JR, 71, of Milford, IL, passed...

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James Good - 83

11/15/1931 - 6/7/2015
Watseka, IL formerly of Chicago
James Good, 83, of Watseka (formerly Chicago), IL, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015 at his home. He was born November 15, 1931 in Oak Park, IL, the son of Arthur Good Sr. and Lillian (Voss) Good. Mr. Good was a musician for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for many years. He enjoyed playing many instruments, as well as collecting them, and walking. He is also preceded in death by both parents; and one brother, Arthur Good Jr. Graveside services will be held privately. Burial will take place at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Hillside, IL. Memorials in Mr. Good's name can be made to the Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka.

Edna May Wagner - 93

4/2/1922 - 6/5/2015
Cissna Park, Illinois
Edna May Wagner, 93, of Cissna Park, IL, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015 at Prairieview Lutheran Home. She was born April 2, 1922 in Crescent City Iroquois Township, the daughter of Charles Hartke and Sophia (Henrichs) Hartke. Edna married Norvin Wagner on May 19, 1945 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City. He preceded her in passing in 1964. Mrs. Wagner worked for JC Penny’s Catalog Desk in Watseka for over 10 years. She was a member of Ladies Aid, Choir at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4-H Leader, and Sunday School Teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Edna also enjoyed the Cubs, crosswords, crocheting, and counted cross stitch. Surviving Mrs. Wagner are two sons and daughter-in-laws, Ronald and Barb Wagner of Onarga, Dennis and Eileen Wagner of Onarga; two daughters and son-in-laws, Ruth and Tim Newman of Cissna Park, Betty and Bob Reetz of Cissna Park; one sister-in-law, Dorene Tiarks of Cissna Park; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by, both parents; husband, Norvin Wagner; one son, David; one sister, Ferne Hartke; and one great grandchild. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 2-6pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held Monday, June 8, 2015 at 11:00 am, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Woodworth. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Pastor Benjamin Meyer will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Woodworth. Memorials in Mrs. Wagner's name can be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Prairieview Lutheran Home

Theresa Fordyce - 74

2/17/1941 - 5/26/2015
Beaverville, Illinois
Theresa Fordyce, 74, of Beaverville, IL passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at her home. She was born February 17, 1941 at home in Ashkum Township, the daughter of Ernest Floriant and Mary (Ponton) Floriant. Theresa married Gerald Fordyce on November 10, 1962 in St. Anne, IL. She previously worked at Wal-Mart and was a homemaker most recently. She enjoyed crocheting and talking books. Surviving Mrs. Fordyce is her husband, Gerald Fordyce of Beaverville; three sons and daughter-in-laws, Charles Fordyce of Alabama, Scott and Tracy Fordyce of Mahomet, IL, and Stuart Anthony “Tony” Fordyce of Florida; one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Tom Andes of Florida; 13 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by both parents; two sisters; and one son, Gregory. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 from 11a-1pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015 at 1:00pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Father Michael Powell will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL. Memorials in Mrs. Fordyce's name can be made out to the Family.

Kathleen Elizabeth Ellis - 88

8/17/1926 - 5/13/2015
Watseka, Illinois
Kathleen Elizabeth (Goodwine) Ellis, 88, of Watseka, IL passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015. She was born on August 17, 1926 in Harvey, IL, the daughter of Earl Goodwine and Mahaley (May) Goodwine. She married John Richard Ellis on June 21, 1947 in Harvey, IL. He has since passed away. Mrs. Ellis was a Homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting and reading. Surviving Mrs. Ellis are four daughters and son-in-laws, Kathleen and Robert Lundstrom of Crete, IL, Nancy and Stanley Scholl of Demotte, IN, Joann Gula-Whitesell and Russell Whitesell of Watseka, IL, Jacqueline Brown-Nissen and Joe Nissen of Elkton, South Dakota; two brothers and sister-in-law, Paul Goodwine of Lima, OH, and Eugene and Virginia Goodwine of Texas; fourteen grandchildren, Denise, Joseph, Stacy, Jonathan, Atchley, Bracy, Michael, James, Ellis, Judith, Russell, Rose, Jason, Brandi; sixteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by both parents; one husband, John Ellis; one brother; and five sisters. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 10a-12pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:00pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Stanley Scholl will officiate. Memorials in Mrs. Kathleen Ellis's name can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Esther E. Roach - 88

3/20/1927 - 5/6/2015
Martinton, IL
Esther E. Roach, 88, of Martinton, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. She was born March 20, 1927 in Kankakee, IL, the daughter of Adrian Duclos and Mabel (Gerard) Duclos. Esther married Ronald “Jim” Roach on June 18, 1966 in Martinton, IL. Mrs. Roach was a homemaker for most of her life, but previously worked as a Pharmacy Technician at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, IL . She enjoyed cooking, reading, bird watching, and most of all enjoyed being a mother and grandmother Surviving Mrs. Roach is her husband, Ronald “Jim” Roach of Martinton, IL; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Wehling of Racine, WI; one son-in-law, Dave Webster of Martinton, IL; two grandchildren, Adam and Sarah Wehling, Sara and Chad Merten, and Scott and Michele Webster; three great-grandchildren, James Wehling, Chase Merten, and Tiffany Webster; two step-great-grandchildren, Brittany Merten and Brandon Merten; and two nephews. She is also preceded in death by both her parents; one husband, Virgil Wehling; one daughter, Sandra Webster; and one infant brother, Gilbert. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 4-7pm, at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL. Prayer service will be held at 7:00pm. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 11:00 am, at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Father Powell will officiate. Burial will follow at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Martinton, IL Memorials in Mrs. Roach's name can be made to the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Martinton, IL

Sonja Kay Martin - 69

12/17/1945 - 5/3/2015
Milford, Illinois
Sonja Kay Martin, 69 of Milford, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 3, 2015. She was born December 17, 1945 in Watseka, the daughter of, Frank Martin and Esther (Goin) Martin. Ms. Martin was a House Keeper at Magnolia Woods. She was an avid reader and cat lover. Surviving Sonja Martin is one brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Bernadette Johnson of Florida; two aunts, Wilma Tegtmeyer of Watseka, IL and Teresa Clement of Watseka, IL; many Special Friends, Carol Goodwin, Deborah Longtin and Jeff Longtin, Steven amd Mary Longtin and family, and Michael and Cynthia Pippin and children. She is also preceded in death by both parents; step-mother; and one sister. A Gathering of friends will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10a-11a, at Milford Christian Church in Milford, IL. Memorial Services will be Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Milford Christian Church in Milford, IL. Pastor Brent Zastrow will officiate. Memorials in Sonja Martin's name can be made to the Milford Christian Church “Missions” or the SPCA.

James Redmore - 75

11/20/1937 - 5/2/2015
Watseka, IL
James Redmore, 75, of Watseka, IL, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015. He was born November 20, 1937 in Chicago, IL, the son of Bernard Redmore and Margarte Bailey. Mr. Redmore was a Chef. Cremation rites have been made accordingly. Burial will be held at a later date.

Christopher Michael Gipson II - 0

4/20/2015 - 4/20/2015
Sheldon, IL
Christopher Gipson II, of Sheldon, IL passed away on Monday, April 20, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. Surviving Christopher are his parents, Christopher and Bobbi Gipson of Sheldon, IL; two brothers, Braxton and Brantley Gipson; two sisters, Kloie Gipson and Brianna Williams; grandparents, Judy and Robert Priebe of Watseka, IL and Tina and Paul Ealy of Rensselaer, Indiana; great-grandparents, Roselind Hoaks of Rensselaer, Indiana and Arlene and Thomas Blanton of Manteno, IL; aunts and uncles, Rickey Priebe of Burlington, IA, Ryan Gipson of Beaverville, IL, John Ealy of Sheldon, IL, Paul Ealy Jr. of Sheldon, IL, Sheena Gipson of Rensselaer, IN, Nina Gipson of Rensselaer, IN, Sauna Forsythe of Brook, IN, and Joanne Ealy of Watseka, IL; and many cousins. He is also preceded in death by Great-Grandpa, Guy Hoaks Sr.; Great-Grandma, Helen Gipson; Great-Grandparents, Mammie and George Priebe; and one sister, Brooklynn Gipson. Visitation will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10am-2pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Minister Dean Hoaks and Reverend Royal Voeller will officiate. Burial will follow at the Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon, IL. Memorials in Christopher Gipson II name can be made to the Family.

Russell Edgar Daniels - 85

6/8/1929 - 4/18/2015
Watseka, Illinois
Russell Edgar Daniels, 85, of Watseka, IL passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was born June 8, 1929 in Middle Port Township, IL, the son of Charles Daniels and Ina (Gallaspie) Daniels. Mr. Daniels married Virginia Stephenson on September 17, 1950. She has since passed. Russell was a farmer. He enjoyed trapping, fishing, raising cattle, and basketball. Surviving Mr. Daniels is three sons and daughter-in-laws, Rodney and Janice Daniels of Brook, IN, Douglas and Sandy Daniels of Donovan, and Darryl Daniels of Watseka; two daughters and son-in-law, Charlene and Rick Highfill of Milford, and Elizabeth Daniels of Monroe, WI; companion, Alice Grabow of Watseka; one sister-in-law, JoAnne Price of Florida; grandchildren, Jeramia Daniels, Jason Daniels, Ryan Daniels, Robby Daniels, Cody Daniels, Samantha Daniels, Derek Highfill, Susan Highfill, David Daniels, Christina Daniels and Amy Daniels; three great-grandchildren, Harmony Daniels, Kinley Daniels, and Joie Girdler; and 31 nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by both parents; wife; one son, Dennis; one brother, Cecil; and two sisters, Mildred and Viola. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home. A one hour visitation will take place and hour before services. Tom Novy and Mark Bledsoe will officiate. Burial will follow at Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroquois, IL. Memorials in Mr. Daniels's name can be made to the Pitwood Christian Church or IMH Hospice

Carol Jane Brandenburg - 59

8/1/1955 - 4/13/2015
Watseka, Illinois
Carol Jane Brandenburg, 59, of Watseka, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family and friends. She was born August 1, 1955 in Watseka, the daughter of Clarence Geisler and Grace (Schuster) Geisler. Carol married Ron Brandenburg on February 14, 2001 in Ocala, FL. Mrs. Brandenburg worked at Wal-Mart for 26 years as a zone manager. She enjoyed spending time with family and reading. Surviving Mrs. Brandenburg is her husband, Ron Brandenburg of Watseka; three sons and daughter-in-law, Dallas Williams III of Chebanse, Aaron Milton of Chicago, Robert and Tracy Brandenburg of Watseka; two daughters, Becky Williams of Watseka, and Michelle Myers of Watseka; three brothers and sister-in-laws, Steve Geisler of Huntsville, AL, Joe and Barb Geisler of Kankakee, Paul and Deb Geisler of Gilman; one sister and brother-in-law, Gayle and Rob Reitz of Danforth; four grandchildren, Brianna Williams of Watseka, Brittany Williams of Watseka, Kaylee Williams of Lowell, IN, and Caitlin Williams of Lowell, IN; two great-grandchildren, Blayne Rian Williams of Watseka, and Adasyn Grace Williams of Watseka; and several nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by both her parents; one sister, Barbara Tofari; one step-son, Ronnie Brandenburg-Turner. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 3-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Iroquois Memorial Park Cemetery in Watseka. Chaplin Dan Horton will officiate. Memorials in Mrs. Brandenburg's name can be made to Vitas Hospice or Donor’s Choice.

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