Mabel Cluver - 101
Mabel Friedrike Wilhemina (Hasselbring) Cluver, 101, of Watseka, IL passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017.
She was born on June 6, 1915 in Ash Grove Township, IL, the daughter of Edward and Reika (Wolf) Hasselbring.
Mabel married John H. Cluver on September 15, 1942. He passed away on May 31, 1975.
She was a homemaker and also painted, hung wallpaper, and cleaned homes and businesses. She worked at Watseka Variety and News for many years until retiring when she was in her 80’s. Mabel was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka and before that the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Idaville (rural Cissna Park) where she was confirmed in German. She was also a member of the Save Our Station group. She enjoyed making BBQ and many gooseberry pies for the Gooseberry Festival.
Surviving Mrs. Cluver is her son, Lynn of Watseka; daughter, JoAnna (Dan) VanHoveln of Danville; two step-son, Walmar (Martha) and Alvin of Watseka; three grandsons; nine step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous step-great-grandchildren; several step-great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She is also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Alton, Alfred, Walker, Erwin, and an infant; step-son, Paul G. Cluver; grandson, Matthew Alan VanHoveln; step-great-grandchild, Jolene Breymeyer.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 9:30am to 11:00 am, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka.
Funeral Services will also be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at 11:00 am, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. Pastor Donald Love will officiate.
Burial will follow at Iroquois Memorial Park Cemetery in Watseka, IL.
Memorials in Mrs. Cluver’s name can be made to the Calvary Lutheran Church or Save Our Station.
Morris E. Hill Sr. - 85
Morris E. Hill Sr., 85, of Woodland, Illinois, passed away on Friday, April 7, 2017.
He was born on September 11, 1931 in rural Milford, IL, the son of Ollie Hill and Viola (Hubner) Hill.
Morris married Arlene Swanson on December 30, 1955 in Milford. Mr. Hill graduated from Milford High School in 1949 and joined the Air Force shortly after in December 1951. He served in the Air Force until December 1955 while stationed in Fort Campbell, KY. Morris was a Mechanic for 36 years. He was also an active member for the NRA, Woodland Village Board, ILEA, and Modern Woodmen. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and woodworking.
Surviving Mr. Hill is his wife, Arlene Hill of Woodland; son and daughter-in-law, Morris Jr. and Linda Hill of Watseka; daughter and son-in-law, Jeanie and Mark Tweedy of Milford; sister, Dorothy German of Milford; brother-in-law, Richard Allen of Milford; grandchildren, Chad and Cara Tweedy of Loda and Sara and Nathan McTaggart of Watseka; great-grandchildren, Cruz Tweedy and Baby McTaggart on the way; and many nieces and nephews.
He is also preceded in death by both parents; one brother, Wendell Hill; and one sister, Deloris Allen.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 10am-12pm, at Milford Methodist Church in Milford.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 12:00pm (noon), at Milford Methodist Church in Milford. Pastor Gail Meyers will officiate.
Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford, IL.
Memorials in Mr. Hill's name cane be made to the Milford Methodist Church or Donor’s Choice.
Walter "Frank" Hartke - 77
Crescent City, Illinois
Walter “Frank” Hartke, 77, of Crescent City, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.
Frank was born on October 19, 1939 in Watseka, IL, the son of Walter Hartke and Cletis (Cary) Hartke.
He married Janet Schmitt on June 30, 1962. She passed on September 15, 2001.
Frank was a Bricklayer for the Union Local 6. He was also a member of the American Legion in Cissna park, Crescent-Iroquois Fire Department, Crescent City School Board, and the Crescent City Township Board. He served in the ARMY as well. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his grandchildren.
Surviving Mr. Hartke is three daughters and son-in-law’s, Denise and Kevin Myers of Watseka, Debra and Deano Sapp of Watseka, and Donna and Chris Pincombe of Grand Rapids, MI; one brother, Charles “Butch” and Bonita Hartke of Crescent City, IL; a special friend, Kathy Feller of Cissna Park, IL; three grandchildren, Brock Myers, Devin Pincombe, and Hunter Pincombe; and many nieces and nephews.
He is also preceded in death by both parents; and wife, Janet.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services.
Burial will follow at Flesher Cemetery in Crescent City, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials in Mr. Hartke's name can be made to the Methodist Church of Crescent City, Cissna Park American Legion, or Donor’s Choice.
Carmen McCoskey - 80
Carmen McCoskey, 80, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at her home.
She was born on February 6, 1937 in Zaragoza, Spain, the daughter of Gregorio Pelegrin and Gregoria (Itoy) Pelegrin.
Carmen married Terry McCoskey on August 31, 1993 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.
Carmen was a Homemaker. She was also a member of the Cornerstone Church and an active Missionary. She enjoyed socializing.
Surviving Mrs. McCoskey is her spouse, Terry McCoskey of Watseka; sons and daughter-in-law, Charles Showalter of Diberville, MS, and John and Barbara Showalter of Ocean Springs, MS; daughters and son-in-law: Tammie Thomas of Diberville, MS, and Marie and Randy Reid of Biloxi, MS; grandchildren, Larry and Damien Liepelt, Jessica Allen, Jennifer Scott, Scott Bosarge, Shantelle Showalter, Nick Showalter, Jeremy Showalter, Gabriel and Maya Showalter, and Ashley and Scottie Reid; great-grandchildren, Brighson Liepelt, Chris, Amber, Anthony Allen, Hunter and Noah Bosarge, Makenzi and Liam Scott, and Landon Brooks.
She is also preceded in death by both parents; one daughter, Marcy Liepelt; and two granddaughters, Ronika Showalter and Amanda Liepelt.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 4-8pm, at Cornerstone Church in Woodland, IL.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:00 am, at Cornerstone Church in Woodland, IL. A one hour visitation will take place prior to services. Pastor Jerry “PJ” Parker will officiate.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL.
Memorials in Mrs. McCoskey's name can be made to the Vision Fund of the Cornerstone Church.
Frances Garner - 85
Frances Pauline Garner, 85, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017.
She was born on March 6, 1932 in Watseka, the daughter of William Glasscock and Glenna (Kirk) Glasscock.
Frances married William Garner on August 2, 1947. He has since passed.
She was a retail sales clerk for FS Hardware Store for over 30 years and also worked at Home Appliance in Kankakee.
Surviving Mrs. Garner are her sons and daughter-in-law’s, Daniel and Peggy Garner of Watseka, and David and Tamara Garner of McIntosh, SD;
brothers, Carl Kirk of Indianapolis, IN, and Billy Glasscock of Martinsville, IN; sister, Barbara Vandagrifft of Green Castle, IN; grandchildren, Nicole and Tom Conlon of Clarion, IA, April and Duane Schmedeke of Springfield, IL, Tom and Jacklyn Garner of Crown Point, IN, Christine and Mike Sandland of Selfridge, ND, Doreen and Ross Hinsz of Brainard, MN, and Shawn and Ashley Garner of Minot, ND; fifteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She is also preceded in death by both parents; and husband, William Garner.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 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 Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.
Memorials in Mrs. Garner's name can be made to Donor’s Choice.
Patrick McCullough - 66
Patrick McCullough, 66, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
He was born on March 26, 1950 in Watseka, the son of Virgil McCullough and Zellma (Stephenson) McCullough.
Patrick married Estella Cotter on September 7, 1969 in Watseka at the Methodist Church.
Mr. McCullough was a farmer. He also worked for UARCO for 24 years. Patrick served as the Martinton Precinct Captain for the Iroquois County Democratic Central Committee, as well as serving in the National Guard.
He enjoyed farming, gardening, Sudoku puzzles, fair exhibits, and drinking coffee.
Surviving Mr. McCullough is his wife, Estella McCullough of Watseka; daughter, Latisha “Tish” Measaw and fiancé James Odom of Foosland, IL; sons and daughter-in-law's, Patrick Jr. and Bridgett McCullough of Kankakee, Anthony and Maria McCullough of Cumming, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Joyce McCullough of Watseka; sister, Myra Sparling of Malvern, AR; grandchildren, Amanda Measaw, Kasandra “Kasi” and Derek Johnson, Corey Measaw, Mathew Measaw, Liam and Owen McCullough, and Reese, Aniston, and Xander McCullough; great-grandchildren, Kindle and Kendra Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
He is also preceded in death by both parents; one brother, Gerald; one niece; and one nephew.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 4 to 8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.
Funeral Serviced will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A one hour visitation will take place prior to services. Virgil Wesco will officiate.
Burial will follow Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, Illinois.
In Lieu of Flowers memorials can be made to Bishop McNamara Catholic School, American Cancer Society, or Donor’s Choice.
William "Howard" Orcutt - 92
William “Howard” Orcutt, 92, of Watseka passed away on Sunday March 12, 2017 at home surrounded by family.
He was born on April 29, 1924 in Stockland Township, the son of John and Dona (Hocutt) Orcutt.
He married Virginia West on September 15, 1946 at the bride’s parent’s home because the Belmont Church had burned earlier that summer.
Surviving are his wife, Virginia (West) Orcutt; one daughter, Kathryn (Cory) Rozenberg of Scandinavia, WI; one son, Kim Orcutt of Rantoul, IL; seven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, June (John) Perry of Champaign, IL, and Lois (Ben R.) West of Watseka, IL; along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by both parents; one son, Karl; two brothers, John and Charles Orcutt; and one sister, Charlotte Hamiltion.
Howard was a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed carpentry, reading, crop watching, coffee shop talk with friends, and socializing with numerous people.
During WWII he served as a radio-gunner on a B-24 Bomber in the CBI theater earning the DFC and the Chinese DFC medals, in addition to three Air Medals. Following graduation from the U of I he started farming and teaching GI classes, as well as substitute teaching at the High School. He was a member of the Masons, Scottish Rite, American Legion, and Farm Bureau. He also served on the School Board, was the Township Assessor, Township Clerk, Conservation Committee, 4-H leader, and others.
Visitation will be held at the Woodland Methodist Church at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 15, 2017, until the 12:00 pm (noon) service followed by a Celebration of Life which will be held in the church annex. Rev. David Perry will officiate. Military rites have been made accordingly.
Memorials may be made to the Iroquois County 4-H, Carle Hospice, or Donor’s Choice.
Harry Adams - 94
Harry Adams, 94, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
He was born on July 20, 1922 in Zion, ND, the son of John Adams and Sophia (German) Adams.
Harry married Shirley Millett in 1946. She passed in 1991. He later then married Helen Williams in Watseka in 1992. She has since passed.
Harry owned Adams Plumbing and Heating for over 30 years. He also served in the ARMY during WWII. He enjoyed sledding, ice skating, hunting, photography, bike riding, reading and most of all quilting.
Surviving Mr. Adams is his sons and daughter-in-laws, George and Wanda Adams of Florida, Gregory and Letta Adams of Indiana; daughters and son-in-law, Lyn Dean of Louisville, KY, and Jeanne and Pat Snyder of Watseka; step-daughter and step-son-in-law, Marlita and Rick Hasbargen of Woodland, IL; step-sons and step-daughter-in-laws, Lonnie and Jody Ulitzsch of Watseka, and Alan and Lisa Ulitzsch of Watseka; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
He is also preceded in death by his parents; wives, Shirley and Helen; two brothers, John and Robert; one sister, Margaret; and one daughter, Rosemary.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 5 to 7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 13, 2017 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home. Another visitation from 10:00 until 11:00 am will take place prior to services.Pastor Wayne Meyer and Neil Larimore will both officiate.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.
Memorials in Mr. Adams's name can be made to Donor’s Choice.
Maybelle M. Lareau - 101
Iowa City, IA; previously Beaverville
Maybelle M. Lareau , 101, of Iowa City, Iowa, previously Beaverville, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
She was born on May 31, 1915 in Beaverville, IL, the daughter of Ernest Doris and Cecelia (Castongia) Doris.
Maybelle married Marsile Lareau on January 14, 1936 in Beaverville. He passed in 1968. She later married Philip Lareau in San Antonio, TX on January 9, 1980. He has since passed.
Mrs. Lareau was a home maker. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, working outside with the garden and flowers, as well as doing crossword puzzles. She was also a passionate CUBS fan and BEARS fan.
Surviving Mrs. Lareau are her sons and daughter-in-law, Bernie Lareau of San Antonio, TX, and Joseph and Patricia Lareau of Rantoul, IL; daughter, Barbara Boudreau of Iowa City, IA; step-sons, Jeep Varboncoeur of St. Anne, IL, Dean and Rhonda Lareau of Aroma Park, IL, and Marty and Carol Lareau of Beaverville, IL; step-daughters, Mary and Bob Rundle of Bradley, IL, and Jo Anne Lareau-Arseneau, of Beaverville, IL; sister-in-law, Bernice Doris of Tennessee; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She is also preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Marsile and Philip; two step-daughters; one step-son; four brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 4 to 7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL.
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 11:00 am, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beaverville, IL. Father Dan Belanger will officiate. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services at the church.
Memorials in Mrs. Lareau's name can be made to St. Mary’s Restoration Fund or Donor’s Choice.
Allison Rose Seggebruch - 19
Crescent City, Illinois
Allison Rose Seggebruch, 19, of Crescent City, Illinois, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017. She was born on February 24, 1998 in Kankakee, IL, the daughter of Ryan Seggebruch and Kristin (Johnson) Pennington. Allison liked to volunteer at animal shelters. She enjoyed music, knitting, and most of all animals. Surviving Ms. Seggebruch are her parents; Ryan Seggebruch of Crescent City, and Kristin and Glenn Pennington of Tullahoma, TN; grandparents, Arliss Seggebruch of Crescent City, Janet and Doug Johnson of Willow Park, TX, and Marydell Powers of Thorton, IL; brothers, Harrison Seggebruch of Arlington, TX, Mike and Mary Lou Pennington of Joliet, IL, and Joe Pennington of Lockport, IL; sisters, Lauren Seggebruch of Iowa City, IA, and Rachel Pennington of Lockport, IL; aunts, Grace Seggebruch of Crescent City, and Val Seggebruch of Crescent City; uncle, Jason and Melody Johnson of Willow Park, TX; niece and nephew, Selena and Mario Pennington; and cousins, Collin and Megan Johnson. She is also preceded in death by her great-grandparents; one grandpa, Roger Seggebruch; and Delilah. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 from 4 until 8 pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Pastor Matthew Montgomery will officiate. Memorials in Ms. Allison Seggebruch's name can be made to family’s wishes.