Lucille E. Foreman - 93
1/27/1925 - 7/31/2018
Watseka, Illinois
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Donald Richardson - 77
4/20/1941 - 7/29/2018
Watseka, Illinois
 Donald Richardson, 77, of Watseka, IL,...
Timothy "Tim" Portwood - 56
11/4/1961 - 6/27/2018
Sheldon, Illinois
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James Leroy Schultz - 91
8/29/1926 - 6/21/2018
Iroquois, Illinois
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Barbara Burdick - 75

9/15/1942 - 6/10/2018
Watseka, Illinois

 Barbara Burdick, 75, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

She was born on September 15, 1942 in Corydon, IN, the daughter of William Richert and Lucy (Harrison) Richert.

Barbara married Virgil Burdick on April 3, 1965 in Watseka. 

Mrs. Burdick was a secretary for Hamilton for eight years. She enjoyed bowling, computers, and doing taxes for others.

Surviving Mrs. Burdick are her sons and daughter-in-law's, Virgil and Kathy Burdick of Woodland, Duane and Jana Richert of Watseka, Dennis and Charlene Bruner of Watseka, Mark and Kathy Burdick of Watseka, Elmer Scott of Jeffersonville, IN, and Linda Burdick of Watseka; daughters and son-in-law, Alice and William Yonke of Mauston, WI, Susan Felty of Florida, and Juanita Philpot of Sellersburg, IN; brother, Floyd and Sherry Richert of Fowler, IN; sister, Karen Richert of Watseka; thirteen grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother; one son, Lucky; and two granddaughters, Paige and Alice.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will take place on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Pastor John Franklin will officiate.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL.

Memorials in Mrs. Burdick's name can be made to the First Christian Church, American Cancer Society, or Donor's Choice.

Huldah Buhrmester Callahan - 99

5/18/1919 - 6/9/2018
Watseka, Illinois

 

Huldah Buhrmester Callahan, 99, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Born on May 18, 1919 to John and Clarissa (Clara) Houmes on the family farm near Stockland, IL. She graduated from Stockland High School. She was a housewife and loving mother. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and her flowers; she said flowers made a house more of a home. Huldah worked for 32 years as a nurse’s aide and in central supply at Iroquois Memorial Hospital.

Surviving Mrs. Callahan are her sons, Michael (Renee) and Robert (Nalena) Buhrmester of Watseka; daughters, Phyllis (Robert) Feller of Washington, Susan (Werner) Carron and Imogene (David) Brandenburg of Missouri; sister, Jane Smith of Tennessee; eight grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Glenn Buhrmester and Lee Callahan; and siblings, Lucille, William, Paul, John, and Dale.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Pastor Gary Milton will officiate.

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL.

Memorials in Mrs. Callahan’s name can be made to the IMH Hospice.

Dennith "Rosie" Rosenberger - 58

2/19/1960 - 6/6/2018
Watseka, Illinois

 Dennith Dean Rosenberger "Rosie", 58, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 5:45 am.

He was born February 19, 1960 in Watseka, the son of Frank and Doris (Mathis) Rosenberger.

Rosie was a truck driver for many years, as well as a owner of taverns in the area such as Eimo's Inc. and Triple R Bar & Grill. He enjoyed fishing, camping, paintball, and most of all spending time with his best friends Emma Lou.

Surviving Mr. Rosenberger is his father, Frank (Beverly) Rosenberger of Sheldon, IL; son, Travis (Lakyea) Rosenberger of Fort Campbell, KY; step-son, Justin (Emily) Vailes of Oregon; and sister, Vonna (Merril) Chaplin of Mahomet, IL.

He is also preceded in death by his mother, Doris Rosenberger.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home.

Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, June 9, 2018 following the visitation. Pastor Donald Love will officiate.

Burial will be held at a later date at Gaffield Cemetery in Iroquois, IL.

Memorials in Mr. Rosenberger's name can be made to Calvary Lutheran Church, IMH Hospice, or a local animal shelter.

Aldine Hines - 88

2/20/1930 - 6/1/2018
Watseka, Illinois

 Aldine Hines, 88, of Watseka, IL passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018.

She was born on February 20, 1930 in Goodwine, IL, the daughter of Smith Gillins and Hazel (Leaver) Gillins.

Aldine married John Hines on May 18, 1951 in Kentucky.

Mrs. Hines was the Vice President at MainSource Bank where she worked at for thirty years. She enjoyed playing cards and was an avid Chicago Bulls Fan.

Surviving Mrs. Hines is her daughter, Julie (Wes) Handy of Mundelein, IL; grandchildren, Adam (Janet) Handy and Jessica (Joe) Cozza; great grandchildren, Christopher and Jacob Handy; and great nephew, Travis Martin.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Al "Razor" Gillins.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 12pm-1pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Funeral Services will follow on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 1:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Burial will take place at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland, IL.

Memorials in Mrs. Hines's name can be made to the Milford Park and Pool Foundation or Carle Auxiliary Guest House.

Helen Enders - 90

1/28/1928 - 5/25/2018
Sheldon, Illinois

 

Helen Mary Enders (Rathburn), NEE Piotrowicz – Age 90 passed to our Lord on 25 May 2018 in Watseka, Ill. She was born 28 January, 1928 in LaPorte, Indiana the daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara Piotrowicz of Fish Lake, Indiana.

She married Meredith “Pete” Rathburn on 8 June, 1946 in LaPorte, Indiana. He preceded her in passing in 1966. She is also preceded in death by step-daughter, Nancy Kujawski (Jim).

One of 10 children she is survived by brother Joseph “Babe” Piotrowicz (Peggy). Her children Barbara Rowland (Chuck), Diana Gooding (Richard), Michael Rathburn, and Jeffery Rathburn (Angela); step-son Larry Enders (DeLina) Grandchildren Charles Rowland (Amy), Christina Rowland, Joseph Gooding, Erin Debolt (Josh), Megan Gooding (Lynn), Jason Gooding (Jill), and Colena and Shayan Rathburn. Step-grandchildren, Bret Enders, Blake Enders, Melanie Kujawski, and Lisa Badell (Jeff). Great Grandchildren Charlie, Benjamin, Oaklyn, Victoria, and Clayton; step-great grandchildren, Katie Kujawski and Olivia Badell.

Helen moved to Sheldon, Illinois in 1971. She met and married Gene Enders in 1973, who survives her today.

Helen lived a full and active life. She was a beautiful seamstress, became a licensed hair dresser, and loved to cook. Her Pierogis were so good the whole family would gather at home to help make them and get their share! Helen was also a devout member of St Joseph Catholic Church in Kentland, IN.

Visitation will be held at Baier Funeral Home at 102 W. Oak St.; Watseka, IL 60970 on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 5-8pm, with Rosary at 4:45pm. Funeral Mass will take place at St Joseph Catholic Church at 409 E Allen St; Kentland, IN 47951 on Saturday, June, 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM, Fr Robert Bernotas will officiate. A small gathering will be held following services. Interment will be held at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery in Walkerton, IN.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice (200 North Laird Lane; Watseka, IL 60970) and St. Joseph Catholic Church, Kentland, IN.

Alan Jackson - 49

12/29/1968 - 5/22/2018
Beaverville, Illinois

 Alan Jackson, 49, of Beaverville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

He was born on December 29, 1968 in Kankakee, IL, the son of Edward Jackson and Beatrice (Hutson) Myers.

Alan was a laborer, welder, and a carpenter. He enjoyed sports, especially the CUBS, rodeoing, playing pool, and spending time with family.

Surviving Mr. Jackson is his significant other, Brenda Lane; son, Brandon Cornell; daughter, Heather Coffey; brothers, Robert (Judith) Jackson, David (Debra) Jackson, and Brian Jackson; sister, Sheila Floriant; grandchildren, Brayden Dewitt, Bryton Cahoe, and Paisley Cornell; twenty nieces and nephes; and twelve great nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; sister, Pamela Jackson; and brother in law, Kenneth Floriant.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 11am until 2pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Jim Frary will officiate.

Memorials in Mr. Jackson's name can be made to the Family's Wishes.

Richard Brown - 67

3/23/2018 - 5/15/2018
Hoopeston, Illinois

 Richard Brown, 67, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

He was born March 23, 1951 in Watseka, IL, the son of Harold Brown and Betty (Pentecost) Bayer.

Richard served in the ARMY. He was in the Pest Control for over fifteen years. He was also a member of the Hoopeston VFW. He enjoyed reading the Bible and playing cards.

Surviving Mr. Brown is his sons, Jim (Kerrie) Brown of Watseka, and Joshua (Belinda) Brown of Virginia Beach, VA; daughter, Jeanna (Dale) Durflinger of Watseka; sister and brother-in-laws, Glenda (Ken) Henrich of Wellington, and Rick Martel of Kankakee; grandchildren, Dayton, Skylee, Kyle, Lily, James, Jorin, Michael, Gabriel, Matthew, Jasmine, and Gideon; nieces and nephews, David Martel, Gary (Trina) Martel, Teresa (Jeff) Henry, and Jim (Sarah) Boiles.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Debbie Martel; and a special friends, Debra Brown.

Memorial Services will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 11:00 am, at New Beginnings Church in Hoopeston, IL.

Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials in Mr. Brown's name can be made to the Family's Wishes.

Phyllis Hartman - 87

2/19/1931 - 5/14/2018
Sheldon, Illinois
Phyllis Hartman, 87, of Sheldon, Illinois, passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018. She was born on February 19, 1931 in a Model A in the parking lot of IMH Hospital, Watseka, IL, the daughter of Harry Brubaker and Emma Thalia (Beard-Barrows) Brubaker. Phyllis married Robert Hartman on July 1, 1956 at the Sheldon Methodist Church. Phyllis was a Teacher for English, French, Girls PE, and Drama at Milford. Elementary Vocal Teacher at Bryce Ash Grove Grade School and Stockland Grade School. Librarian and Teachers Aid at Grace Baptist Academy from 1978 until 1983. She was also a Farm Wife. A Member of the 4-H Sheldon Square Shooters Agriculture Club where she held all four offices, Sheldon Sun Beams all girls 4-H Club where she also held all four offices. 4-H Leader from 1967 until 1973, Aberdeen Angus Purebred Association County. She sang at the Chicago Land Music Festival and State Fair while in chorus in 1947 and received a scholarship to Duquoin. Mrs. Hartman was also a Member of the Music Camp Woman’s Club, Egas, Phi Alpha Omega Drama Club, President on The Independent Woman’s Organization, Youth Director at Asberry Church from 1953 to 1955, Twin State Woman, and the Pembroke Township Auxiliary. Additionally, she was a Member of Home Extension for 12 years at U of I, room mother for each of her children, Directed Traveling Youth Choir (All Stars of Light), Pioneer Club and Sunbeams at Trinity, and part of the Agricultural leaders in the Farm Bureau. Phyllis also filled in her time as a Secretary for the Kankakee Methodist Church, but she is most well known for Hartman Packaging which she owned and operated for over 20 years with her husband. She enjoyed designing and sewing clothes, notably making five wedding dresses, making and designing wedding cakes, and poetry. She played the organ for the churches that she served. Phyllis also enjoyed being a Sunday School teacher, which she did for 45 years. She embroidered hundreds of pillow cases for gifts. Surviving Mrs. Hartman is her sons, Todd (Margo) Hartman of Charleston, IL, Marty (Julie) Hartman of Greenville, SC; daughters, Laurie (Roger) Poindexter of Fowler, IN, and Gena Hafstrom of Brook, IN; sister, Marjorie (Robert E.) Hix of Pine Grove, CA; grandchildren, Josh (Megan) Shufflebarger, Ian Shepard, Taylor Shepard, William (Amy) Hornbuckle, Matthew Poindexter, Daniel (Terry) Poindexter, Christa (Christopher) Karge, Jake (Ashley) Hartman, Emma Hartman; great-grandchildren, Tristan Brown, Josie Ray Sylvester, Adriana and Allyson Gonzales, Eli and Josie Hornbuckle, and Jordyn Poindexter Saide Rae Sylvester, Sara and David Gonzalez, Ryan Lane, Sophia, Coltyn, and Kinley Shufflebarger; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; two sisters, Nancy Brubaker and Mary Wells; and one grandson, Stephen Poindexter. A Gathering of Friends will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 3-4pm, at Trinity Church in Watseka. Memorial Service will follow on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm, at Trinity Church in Watseka. Pastors Marty Schoenleber, Ryan Mustard, and Bart Koester will all officiate. Burial will take place at Sheldon Cemetery at a later date. Memorials in Mrs. Hartman's name can be made to IMH Hospice, Missionaries, or Trinity Caring for Others Fund.

Harry "Randy" Jackson - 59

10/6/1958 - 5/6/2018
Papineau, Illinois

 Harry "Randy" Jackson, 59, of Papineau, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 surrounded by loved ones.

He was born on October 6, 1958 in Kankakee, IL, the son of Harry Jackson and Wilma (Jackson) Jackson.

Randy worked in construction and enjoyed fishing, football, and baseball.

Surviving Mr. Jackson is his brother, Richard Jackson of Crossville, TN; sisters, Peggy (Steve) Keath of Noblesville, IN, and Melinda Wilson of Watseka; nieces and nephews, Evelyn Lubben, Lori Trotter, David Clevenger, Melinda Schramm, Marcia Bridges, Stacy Hauber, Scott Keath, Steven Keath, Heater Bennett, Ashley Mathews, Nathan Wilson, and Debra Wilson.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Deloris Calero.

Gravside Services will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 1:00pm, at the St. Anne Cemetery. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate.

Memorials in Mr. Jackson's name can be made to Donor's Choice.

Kathryn Day - 61

10/12/1956 - 5/5/2018
Sheldon, Illinois

 Kathryn Day, 61, of Sheldon, IL, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

She was born on October 12, 1956 in Kankakee, IL, the daughter of Delbert Trobaugh and Carol (Bray) Trobaugh-Brammer.

Kathryn served in the ARMY. She worked as a CNA for over 10 years, before becoming a cook, and then eventually a homemaker. In her free time she enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, and horses. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving Ms. Day is two sons, Joshua Christman of Fort Collins, CO and Ryan (Alicia) Hansen of West Chester, PA; daughter, Jennifer (Andrew) Eheart of Watseka; brothers, Michael (Susan) Trobaugh of Kankakee, and David (Mary) Trobaugh of Clifton; grandchildren, Hannah and Lilian Eheart; and nieces and nephew, Amanda (Robert) Jamieson of Bourbonnais, Megan (Jeremy) Berns of Hersher, and Seth Trobaugh of Clifton.

She is also preceded in death by her paretns; step-father, Donald Brammer; and one son, Jeffrey.

A Gathering of Friends will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 12pm (Noon) until the 2pm Memorial Service, at Baier Funeral home in Watseka. Pastor Ric Olson will officiate.

Burial will follow services at Lyman Cemetery in Watseka, IL.

Memorials in Ms. Day's name can be made to the Family's Wishes.

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