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Christopher McCullough - 42

4/9/1975 - 3/22/2018
Watseka, Illinois

 

Christopher Daniel McCullough, 42

Of Crescent City, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

                He was born on April 9, 1975, in Watseka, the son of Daniel and Ellen McCullough of Watseka, IL.

                Surviving Mr. McCullough are his children, Kayla and Allison McCullough of Clifton and Jacqueline McCullough of Watseka; his parents, Daniel and Ellen McCullough of Watseka; two sisters, Amy (Dennis) Hofbauer of Mahomet, Bobbi (Daniel) Stichnoth of Stockland.  Also surviving are his Paternal Grandparents Robert & Shirley McCullough of Watseka and his Maternal Grandfather Vernon E. Brault of Martinton; four nieces and nephews, Alexis and Gage Vogel of Stockland, and Hannah and Arthur Hofbauer of Mahomet; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Mr. McCullough graduated from Watseka High School in 1993.  He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, other outdoor activities and was efficient in electronics designing websites and working farming machinery and automobiles.  He worked as a Supervisor at Incobrasa Industries for many years in which he was rewarded for many friends and close co-workers there.  Although very shy and timid, he had a way of lighting up any area that he was present.  Friends were very important to Christopher and he was always there for them.

                He was preceded in death by his Maternal grandmother, Donna Brault and one aunt, Brenda (McCullough) Haven and a Great Uncle, Artie Bratcher.

                Visitation for Mr. McCullough will be held from 2-6pm on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.  Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 26, 2018 at 11:00 am.  A one hour visitation will take place prior to services. Pastor Chauncey Lattimer will officiate.

 Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, Illinois.

                Memorials in Mr. McCullough’s name may be made to a fund at Prospect Bank in Watseka, IL.

Mary "Donna" Trudeau - 92

7/10/1925 - 3/7/2018
Watseka, Illinois

 Mary "Donna" Trudeau, 92, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

She was born on July 10, 1925 in Varna, IL, the daughter of John Saxton and Mary (Wheat) Saxton.

Mary married Paul Trudeau on September 14, 1946 in Watseka, IL.

Mrs. Trudeau was a farm wife, homemaker and a CNA. She was also a member of the Fun Club, Card Club, and Trinity Church. She enjoyed reading, Wii bowling, and word puzzles. Most of all she loved cheering her grandkids and great grandson on at their sporting events.

Surviving Mrs. Trudeau is her sons and daughter-in-law's, Larry and Kristine Trudeau of Villa Grove, IL, Jack and Gayle Trudeau of Watseka, and Kevin and Debra Trudeau of Evansville, IN; sister-in-law, Lorena Saxton of Colchester, IL; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul; brother, Floyd Saxton; four sisters, Thelma Watson, Deena Studzinski, Dorothy Lareau, and Irma Rice; and grandson, Dustin Trudeau.

A Gathering of Friends will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 10-11 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Memorial Service will take place at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Bart Koester will officiate.

Burial will follow at Lyman Cemetery in Watseka, IL.

Memorials in Mrs. Trudeau's name can be made to the Trinity Church in Watseka, IL or Donor's Choice.

Robert DeMik - 83

4/25/1934 - 2/26/2018
Watseka, IL
Robert DeMik, 83, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at his home. He was born on April 25, 1934 in Wichert, IL, the son of John DeMik Sr. and Lenah (Ritzma) DeMik. Robert married Mary Howard on March 28, 1959 in Kankakee, IL. Mr. DeMik worked for the Ford Motor Company for 30 years, specifically loading cars. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and treasure hunting with his metal detector. Surviving Mr. DeMik is his wife, Mary DeMik of Watseka; son and daughter-in-law, David and Laura DeMik of Sheridan, IL; daughters and son-in-law’s, Diane and Jay Regnier of Sugar Hill, GA, and Becky and Kevin Roberts of Beaverville, IL; brother and sister-in-law, John and Jean DeMik of St. Anne, IL; grandchildren, Shylah Regnier of Sugar Hill, GA, Cabrie (Ian) Forgey of Stafford, VA, Sawyer (Jessica) Regnier of Sugar Hill, GA, and Quinn (Ryan) Nicholson of St. Anne, IL; great-grandchildren, Jaden Russell, Austin Forgey, Wesley Forgey, Gracyn Nicholson, and Harper Regnier; and several nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by both his parents; and one sister, Evelyn DeMik. A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 3:00-7:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL. Memorials in Mr. DeMik's name can be made to the First Christian Church or IMH Hospice.

Robert Pawelczak - 58

9/22/1959 - 2/9/2018
Watseka, Illinois
Robert Walter Pawelczak, 58, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018. He was born on September 22, 1959 in Chicago, IL, the son of Walter Pawelczak and Theresa Canaski. Robert married Kimberly Hippner on May 29, 1982 in New Lenox, IL. Mr. Pawelczak was a Shop Foreman for the State of Illinois and a member of the Woodland Fire Protection District for over 15 years. He enjoyed golfing and hanging out with family and friends. Surviving Mr. Pawelczak is his wife, Kimberly Pawelczak of Watseka; sons, Christopher Pawelczak of Watseka, Robert Pawelczak of Watseka, and Scott Pawelczak of Watseka; brother and sister-in-law, Steven and Judy Pawelczak of Pittsburgh, PA; sisters, Paulette Boicken of Dyer, IN, and Susan and Jim Hasler of Lockport, IL; grandchild, Chloe Pawelczak; and many nieces and nephews. He is also preceded in death by both his parents. A Gathering of Friends will take place on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Memorials in Mr. Pawelczak's name can be made to Gift of Hope.

Audrey Grant Peters - 94

4/9/1923 - 2/6/2018
Donovan, Illinois

Audrey Grant Peters, 94, of Watseka, passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Iroquois Resident Home, Watseka, IL. She was born April 9, 1923 in Morocco, Indiana, the daughter of Grover and Ruby (McComb) Potts. She graduated from Morocco High School. Audrey married Leslie Grant on May 8, 1942 at Kentland, Indiana. They were married 70 years and farmed in the Donovan area for 67 years. He preceded her in death on December 30, 2012. Audrey was a member of the Donovan United Methodist Church Mrs. Grant Peters is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Gloria Grant of Donovan; two granddaughters, Jennifer Haberkorn (Jerry) of Highlands Ranch, CO and Melissa Allen (Stan) of Sherman, IL; four great grandchildren, Kenzie and Teagan Haberkorn and Avery and Grant Allen; and several nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by one son, Milo Grant; second husband, Richard Peters; parents; two brothers; and one sister. Visitation will be at 10 a.m, followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 12, at the Donovan United Methodist Church. Pastor Kevin Nourie will officiate. Burial will follow at the Beaver Cemetery in Donovan, IL. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Iroquois Memorial Hospice or Donovan United Methodist Church.

Brenden Rose - 16

4/9/2001 - 1/24/2018
Crescent City, Illinois

 Brenden Rose, 16, of Crescent City, IL passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

He was born on April 9, 2001 in Watseka, IL, the son of Bradley Rose and Jacquelyn DeLahr.

Brenden was a member of the Cissna Park FFA, Cissna Park Baseball, MCP Football, BBCHS track, baseball, and wrestling. He enjoyed sports, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and PlayStation games.

Surviving Mr. Rose is his parents, Brad and Joey Rose of Crescent City, IL, and Jacquelyn DeLahr and Darrell Riley of Bourb., IL; brothers, Kyle (Tina) Duits of Onarga, IL, Timothy Branchini of Watseka, Kameron Riley of Bourb., IL, Tristin VanHoveln of Momence, IL, and Brenden Brown of Kankakee, IL; sisters, Mackinzie Jones of Bourb., IL, and Hanna Rose of Bourb., IL; grandparents, Pamela (Scott) Bierbaum of Limestone, IL, Brian (Janet) DeLahr of Watseka, Garry (Andre) Rose of Aiken, SC, and Janet Henning of Oklahoma City, OK; great-grandparents, Carolyn DeLahr of Watseka, Matha Burger of Watseka, and Gerald (Barbara) Rose of Odenton, Maryland; one nephew, Ryker Duits; and many aunts and uncles.

He is also preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Marvin DeLahr, Barbara (Jim) Duggan, Cromer Burger, and LeRoy Henning.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 3-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL.

Funeral Services will take place on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL. Pastor Emily Sauer will officiate.

Memorials in Mr. Rose's name can be made to the Gift of Hope or Donor's Choice.

Bernice Clutteur - 95

10/10/1922 - 1/24/2018
Watseka, Illinois

 

Bernice Irene Clutteur, 95, of Watseka, IL passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2017.

She was born on October 10, 1922 at home in Sheldon, IL, the daughter of Roy and Laverna (Dibble) Marshall.

Bernice married Hubert Clutteur on October 10, 1942 in Dayton, OH.

Mrs. Clutteur was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America #179 Watseka Chapter, Jr. Women’s Club, Home Extension Club, American Assoc. of Retired Persons, ALIVE, Red Cross, and Bachelor Girls. and the Federated Woman’s Club of Watseka. Served on the board of Save The Station, First United Methodist Church, and the Gooseberry Festival, where she also made hundreds of gooseberry pies over the years. She received the 1994 Lifetime Achievement Award for Watseka. Bernice taught Sunday School at her church along with heading up the annual Soup Luncheon for many years. She also headed up the food stand at the Iroquois Country Fair and was a Girl Scout Leader.

She attended school but graduated from Sheldon High School in 1940. Bernice went to Gregg College in Chicago where she lived with her aunt until marrying her husband, Hubert. After he left for overseas during WWII she worked at Sears and Roebuck in Chicago until the war was over. They moved to Orlando where Hubert had a job with the airlines. In May 1949 the moved back to Watseka and bought the house she lived in for the rest of her life. During that time, she helped Hubert in the egg business and when the children went to school, she worked at the Sears catalog sales store in Watseka. Afterwards she started a restaurant business on their property, serving breakfast and lunches to Electronics employees. She did that for ten years before Electronics ended up burning. She worked at Parcells Restaurant until she became employed at Uarco, then retired from there after twenty-five years.

Bernice and Hubert travelled extensively when the children were young. They tent camped all over the U.S. and Canada. Later Hubert won trips through Ford Motor Co. and was able to travel to Alaska, Hawaii, Montreal, California, and Caribbean Cruises just to name a few.

Surviving Mrs. Clutteur is one son, Mark and Nancy Clutteur of Watseka; one daughter, Georgia and William Robertson of Cape Coral, FL; three sister-in-laws, Elinor Marshall of Sheldon, Eleanor Marshall of San Bernardino, CA, and Joan Marshall of Littleton, CO; grandchildren, Matthew (Belisa) Clutteur, Adam (Jennifer) Clutteur, Catherine (Neil) Heatherley, Michael Clutteur, Darrin Clutteur, Andrew Clutteur, Cheray (Jason) Scott, and Cole (Meghan) Robertson; great-grandchildren, Sean, Sebastian, Sophia, Chase, Caleb, Evelyn, Belle, Rigby, Alder, and Norah; and many nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Everett, Francis, and Myrl; and sister, Ogrieta.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 12:00pm until 2:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL.

Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home, with Pastor Sabo officiating.

Burial will follow at Buswell Cemetery in Kentland, Indiana.

Memorials in Mrs. Clutteur’s name can be made to the IMH Hospice or the IMH Resident Home.

Sherri Bray - 60

5/6/1957 - 1/21/2018
New Castle, IN

 Sherri Bray, 60, of New Castle, IN, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

She was born on May 6, 1957 in Watseka, the daughter of Charles Gregory and Bonnie Parrish.

Sherri enjoyed cooking and antique shopping.

Surviving Ms. Bray is her sons, Matthew Bray of New Castle, IN, and Paul Bray of New Castle, IN; daughter and son-in-law, Tara and Jeff Tutt of New Castle, IN; brothers and sister-in-law's, Danny and Becky Gregory of Watseka, and Sam and Connie Gregory of Milford, IL; sisters and brother-in-law's, Linda and Steve Wright of Evansville, IN, and Debbie and David Lauterbach of North Carolina; grandchildren, Austin and Brandon Tutt; and many nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her mother, Bonnie.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 11am until 12pm (Noon), at First Christian Church in Milford, IL. A Memorial Service will follow at 12:00 pm (Noon). Pastor Gary Milton will officiate.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford, IL.

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

Jerrold William Harms - 64

1/23/1953 - 1/10/2018
Kankakee, Illinois

 Jerrold William Harms, 64, of Kankakee, IL, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

He was born on January 23, 1953 in Chicago, IL, the son of Russell Harms and Marian (Seibring) Harms.

Jerrold married Shellie Benjamin on May 23, 1992 at Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka. He worked for CSL Behring for thirty-five years before retiring. In his spare time he farmed the family's land. He enjoyed stock car races, farming, recycling, being outside tinkering with projects, and fireworks. He was also a member of the Pontiac Car Club.

Surviving Mr. Harms is his wife, Shellie Harms of Kankakee; son, Isaac Harms of Kankakee; daughters and son-in-law, Olivia Kunsch (Corey Pasel) of Papineau, IL, Kailei (Christopher) Both of Watseka, and Tailor Harms of Kankakee; twin sister and brother-in-law, Janice (John) Lubben of Watseka; brother-in-law, Michael Benjamin of Ashkum; sister-in-law, Tami (Gary) Clausen of Castle Rock, Colorado; grandchildren, Kennedy, Schuylar, and Jovi Kunsch, and Aynslee Pasel; nephews, Marcus Benjamin, Michael Dau, Aaron and Bryce Clausen, Joel (Elizabeth) Lubben and Jason (Bonnie) Lubben.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 12pm (Noon) until 2pm, at Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka.

Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm, at Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka. Pastor Jordan Cooper will officiate.

Burial will follow at Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroquois, IL.

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

Stanley L. Moffitt - 84

2/16/1933 - 1/6/2018
Martinton, Illinois

 Stanley L. Moffitt, 84, of Martinton, IL, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

He was born on February 16, 1933 in Martinton, IL, the son of Elmer Moffitt and Hazel (Claire) Moffitt.

Stanley was a life long farmer. He served in the ARMY and was a member of the American Legion Post #23. He enjoyed collectin John Deere memorabilia and traveling.

Surviving Mr. Moffitt is his son, Stanley (Carol) Moffitt Jr. of Mesa, AZ; daughters and son-in-law's, Cathy Moffitt (Rick Grosvenor) of Woodland, Sandra (Tim Foster) Moffitt of Flagstaff, AZ, Melody (Gale) Kokenberger of Watseka, and Sheila Moffitt (Rick Light) of Martinton; grandchildren, Jake Lowery, Candice Long, and Emma and Willow Moffitt; and five great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by both parents; and one brother, James "Jim" Moffitt.

A Gathering of Friends will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10am until 11am, at the Centennial Christian Church in Watseka, IL.

Memorial Service will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Centennial Christian Church in Watseka, IL. Pastor Joseph Hughes will officiate.

Memorials in Mr. Moffitt's name can be made to the Centennial Christian Church or Donor's Choice.

Cremation rites have been recorded.

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