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Dallas, Texas
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8/14/1955 - 5/14/2017
Watseka, Illinois
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2/19/1954 - 5/13/2017
Watseka, Illinois
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Patrick McCullough - 66

3/26/1950 - 3/18/2017
Watseka
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

4/29/1924 - 3/11/2017
Watseka, Illinois
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

7/20/1922 - 3/9/2017
Watseka, Illinois
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

5/31/1915 - 3/4/2017
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

2/24/1998 - 2/24/2017
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.

Charlene Weidert - 82

8/23/1934 - 2/21/2017
Watseka, Illinois
Charlene Weidert, 82, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. She was born on August 23, 1934 in Beecher, IL, the daughter of Carl Pries and Evelyn (Donaldson) Pries. Charlene married Glenn Weidert on March 21, 1959 at the First Christian Church that was once located in Watseka, IL. Mrs. Weidert was a Mary Kay Consultant for over 25 years. She was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Mary Kay, as well as a board member for Watseka Mutual Insurance Co. She enjoyed crafting, flowers, antiques, baking and collecting dolls. Her true passion was in painting. Surviving Mrs. Weidert is her husband, Glenn Weidert of Watseka; son and daughter-in-law, John and Pam Weidert of Pensacola, FL; daughters and son-in-law, Christine and Daniel Pelletier of San Francisco, CA, and Kim Pelletier of Laval, Quebec, Canada; brothers and sister-in-law, Junior Smith of Gilman, and Ronald and Kathy Smith of Watseka; sisters and brother-in-law, Marie Dean of Kankakee, Joyce Landry of Fort Smith, AR, Nita and Bill Barnett of Gans, OK, and Janice Brackman of Bloomington, IL; grandchildren, Brittany Girr, Lauren Hamilton, Nathan Pelletier, Janna Weidert, Hope Valencia, Kenna Weidert, and Mandi Weidert; great-grandchildren, Clara Girr and two on the way; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by both parents; two brothers, Norman Smith and Charles Pries; one son-in-law, Paul Pelletier; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 4 to 7 pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:30 am, at Baier Funeral Home. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services Pastor Scott Paisley will officiate. Burial will follow at Iroquois Memorial Park Cemetery in Watseka, IL. Memorials in Mrs. Weidert name can be made to IMH Hospice, Calvary Baptist Church of Kankakee, or Donor’s Choice.

Robert Delahr Sr. - 87

6/6/1929 - 2/19/2017
Watseka, Illinois

Robert Delahr Sr., 87, of Watseka passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

He was born on June 6, 1929 in Watseka, IL, the son of Alfred Delahr and Margaretha (Thalman) Delahr.

Robert worked as a farmer. He enjoyed watching t.v.

Surviving Mr. Delahr are two sons, Robert Delahr Jr. of Hoopeston, and David Delahr of Kankakee, IL; one daughter, Denise Santoyo of Watseka; one sister-in-law, Carol Delahr of Watseka; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Marvin Sr. and Donald.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm, at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

Mildred V. Brutlag - 96

8/15/1920 - 2/18/2017
Watseka, Illinois

Mildred V. Brutlag, 96, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017 in Urbana, IL. She was born on Sunday, August 15, 1920 in Crescent Township, IL, the daughter of Walter & Emily (Hopmann) Scheiwe. Mildred married John Brutlag on March 9, 1940, who has since passed. Mildred was a homemaker, housekeeper, and also worked for the Crystal Foods Spice Plant. She considered her faith and her family top priorities in life. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ladies Aide, and Lutheran Women Missionary League. Mildred was an excellent cook, seamstress, and a great listener. She was also an avid card player. Surviving Mrs. Brutlag are her sons and daughters-in-law, Dale (Karon) Brutlag, Dave (Rita) Brutlag, & Joel (Carolyn) Brutlag; daughters and son-in-law, June Harvey & Kathy (Mike) McKinney; sisters and brother-in-law, Velma (Allen) Carley & Marian Taden; nineteen grandchildren; forty-six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two great grandchildren, Marissa Brutlag & Addison Brutlag. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Baier Funeral Home from 4-7pm. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:00 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Woodworth, IL. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Pastor Matthew Montgomery will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Woodworth, IL. In lieu of flowers the family wishes for memorial contributions to be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Donor’s Choice.

John David Hoover - 47

5/11/1969 - 2/11/2017
Watseka, Illinois
John David Hoover, 47, of Watseka passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Gilman Healthcare. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Sprehe; half-brother, Bruce Herbst of Fowler, IN.; as well as numerous family, friends, and co-workers that all cherished him. John is also preceded in death by his father, Welcom Hoover; Uncle, Bill Hoover; paternal grandparents, Rolla and Fannie Hoover; maternal grandparents, Albert and Myrtle Schroeder; step-father, Melvin “Jeep” Sprehe; and cousin, Paige Bruner. John was born on May 6, 1969 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, the son of Margaret (Schroeder) Sprehe and Welcom Hoover. Mr. Hoover enjoyed socializing, helping others, doing yardwork, and being around animals. John was employed with Electron Beam Technologies for thirteen years, as a fork lift operator. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 4pm to 8pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 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, IL. Memorials in Mr. Hoover’s name can be made to Donor’s Choice.

Melvin Allen - 93

8/6/1923 - 2/8/2017
Woodland, IL
Melvin L. Allen, 93, of Woodland, IL, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. He was born on August 6, 1923 in Milford at home, the son of Bea and Minnie Pearl (Thomas) Allen. Mr. Allen married Helen Marsh on July 5, 1946. Melvin served in the ARMY for 4 years and was stationed in Alaska during his time. He was a printer for the Commercial News in Danville, and a hobbyist farmer. He also enjoyed gardening, farming, fishing, and horses. Surviving Mr. Allen are two sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Rosie Allen of Woodland, and Terry Allen of Sheldon; one daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Fred Hill of Danville, IL; one sister-in-law, Annetta Allen of Watseka; six grandchildren, Jami Harris and Amy Allen, Danielle Bowman, Melinda LePetre, Nick and Jake Hill; two step-grandchildren, Kevin and Larry Hill; twenty-three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchild; special dog, Jake; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by both parents; wife, Helen; one brother, Harold “Shorty”; and one sister, Evelyn. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 11am until 1pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will also be held on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate. Burial will follow at Body Cemetery in Woodland, IL. Memorials in Mr. Allen's name can be made to Donor’s Choice.

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