Regina Horner - 657/11/1952 - 7/31/2017
Andrew Tincher - 329/1/1984 - 7/26/2017
Jonathan Rexing - 286/30/1989 - 7/24/2017
Crescent City, Illinois
Andrew August Regets - 909/1/1926 - 7/20/2017
Mary Ellen Ralph - 797/6/1937 - 9/24/2016
She was born on July 6, 1937 in Ashkum, IL, the daughter of Elmer Prater and Lenora (Mason) Prater.
Mary Ellen married Marion Ralph on February 17, 1957 at the Methodist Church in Watseka.
Mrs. Ralph worked as a cashier for Scotchman’s.
She enjoyed reading, playing cards, watching the CUBS, Watseka High School sports, and the UofI.
Surviving Mrs. Ralph is her husband, Marion Ralph of Watseka; two sons and daughter-in-law’s, David and Cheryl Ralph of Dry Ridge, KY and Mark and Carol Ralph of Two River, WI; three sisters and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Ken Brown of Crescent City, Eileen Duden of Woodland, and Janet Rabideau of Watseka; six grandchildren, Ian, Rileigh, Caleb, Nathan, Katelyn, and Ethan; and nineteen nieces and nephews.
She is also preceded in death by both parents; and one sister, Nancy Thompson.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Pastor David Ralph will officiate.
Burial will follow at Iroquois Memorial Park Cemetery in Watseka.
Memorials in Mrs. Ralph's name can be made to Donor’s Choice.
Harry J. Manning - 682/14/1948 - 9/18/2016
He was born on February 14, 1948 in Chicago, IL, the son of William D. Manning Sr. and Geraldine (Cronin) Manning.
Mr. Manning served in the United States Marine Corp. as an E4 Corporal, completing two tours in Vietnam, serving on the bomb division. He worked for the Union Local 150 as an International Operator Engineer.
Harry was a member of the AM Vets Post 67 of Beecher, VietNow in Dupage County Chapter, American Legion in Cissna Park, and the NRA. He enjoyed racing and gardening.
Surviving Mr. Manning is his daughters, Jennifer Gallegos of Colorado Springs, CO, Michelle Cooper of Colorado Springs, CO, Elizabeth Ann Manning of Monee, IL, and Catherine Weber of Kempton, IL; brother and sister-in-law, Patrick L. and Suesan Manning of Beecher, IL; sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and Richard McArtor Jr. of Milford, IL; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, Sean Lowry, Vanessa Grime, Richard McArtor III, Bridget McArtor, Patrick W. Manning, and Amber Renalds.
He is also preceded in death by both parents.
Private arrangements have been made for Graveside Services.
Burial will be held at a later date at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.
Memorials in Mr. Hanning's name can be made to Donor’s Choice.
Patricia E. McGill - 8212/13/1933 - 9/16/2016
Wilma Tegtmeyer - 916/21/1925 - 9/9/2016
Wilma Tegtmeyer, 91, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016.
She was born on June 21, 1925 in Belmont Township, the daughter of Mannis Martin and Nellie (Strawser) Martin.
Wilma married Ernest Tegtmeyer at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Schwer, IL on December 18, 1943. He has since passed.
Mrs.Tegtmeyer worked at TRW, Catholic Charities, and was a cook for Woodland Grade School for over 20 years. Wilma enjoyed crossword puzzles and collecting pencils.
Surviving Mrs. Tegtmeyer is one son, Larry Tegtmeyer of Watseka, IL; three daughters and son-in-law, Judy and Dan Holder of Bloomington, IL, Arclista Story of North Little Rock, AR, and Arliss Tegtmeyer of Frisco, TX; numerous foster children; one sister and brother-in-law, Theresa and Wesley Clement of Watseka; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is also preceded in death by both parents; husband, Ernest; one brother; and three sisters.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 11:00 am, at Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Pastor Jordan Cooper will officiate.
Burial will follow at Iroquois Memorial Park Cemetery in Watseka, IL.
Memorials in Mrs. Tegtmeyer's name can be made to Iroquois Resident Home, IMH Hospice, or Donor’s Choice.
Father F. Lee Ryan - 838/14/1933 - 9/2/2016
He was born on August 14, 1933 in Kinsman, IL, the son of Leo Ryan and Hildegard (Coughlin) Ryan.
Mr. Ryan was in the ARMY. After completing his time in the Army he attended U of I, transferring over to Conception Seminary Conception Missouri where he received his Masters of Theology. He was ordained a priest on May 25, 1968. He was a priest at St. Edmunds Catholic Church in Watseka for over 20 years. He was also a Chaplin and Chaplin emeritus for the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed gardening and traveling.
Surviving Father F. Lee Ryan is one brother, Maurice and Sue Ryan of Palm Harbor, FL; one sister, Leona Myers of Dwight, IL; two nieces and nephews; Jane and Steve Fritsch, Michael and Kelly Myers, Kelly and Jeff Heckman, and Kevin and Carrie Ryan.
He is also preceded in death by both his parents; and one brother-in-law, Richard “Dick” Myers.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from 3-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.
Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 10:00 am, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Clifton, IL. Father Vern Arseneau will officiate.
Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Ransom, IL.
Memorials in Father F. Lee Ryan's name can be made to St. Edmunds Catholic Church.
Vernice Marcotte - 7511/17/1940 - 8/19/2016
Vernice Marcotte, 75 of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016 at her home. She was born on November 17, 1940 in Beaverville, IL, the daughter of Vernon Arseneau and Bellesmiere (LaFond) Arseneau. Vernice married Gerald “Jerry” Marcotte on August 30, 1958 in Martinton. Mrs. Marcotte was a cook at Donovan High School and worked for Union Carbide / Viskase. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed cooking and watching movies. Surviving Mrs. Marcotte is her husband, Gerald “Jerry” Marcotte of Watseka; sons and daughter-in-law’s, Leroy and Julie Marcotte of Spring, TX, Alphonse “Joe” and Jill Marcotte of Kankakee, and Patrick Marcotte of Woodstock, GA; daughter, Cynthia Veneman and Chris Bates of Kenosha, WI; brother and sister-in-law’s, Gale Arseneau of Bourbonnais, IL, and Merle and Mary Arseneau of Greenville, N.C.; sister, Carolyn Cote of Watseka; grandchildren, Robert and Kelly Stokes, Lindsey and Shayne Johnson, Sara Marcotte, Nathan Comes, Jaycen Marcotte, Piper Marcotte, and Camryn Marcotte; great-grandchildren, Tyler Stokes, Colton Stokes, and Brayden Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by both parents; and two brothers, Wendell and Dale. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will be held at a later date. Memorials in Mrs. Marcotte's name can be made to the Family’s Wishes.
David Lee Brown - 594/1/1957 - 8/17/2016
He was born April 1, 1957 in Watseka, IL, the son of Donald and Ida (Brown) Brown.
Mr. Brown was a farmer. He enjoyed working on old cars and farming.
Surviving Mr. Brown are three brothers and sister-in-law’s, Dennis Brown of Watseka, Dale and Lorene Brown of Onarga, and Donald and Barbara Brown Jr. of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Dellos Bruens of Cissna Park; and several nieces and nephews, Jessie, Jody, and Josh, children of Dennis and Mary Brown; Duane, Alan, Laura, Debi, Doug, Travis, David, and Darren.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Kevin Nourie will officiate.
Burial will follow at Flesher Cemetery in Crescent City, IL.
Memorials in Mr. Brown's name can be made to IMH Hospice or the Crescent City Methodist Church.
Donald G. Crews - 686/20/1948 - 8/12/2016
Donald Crew, 68, of Sheldon, IL, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2016.
He was born on June 20, 1948 in Glasglow, Kentucky, the son of Albert Crews and Maynard Page.
Mr. Crews married Laura Stampfli on August 15, 2009, at their home in Sheldon. Donald was a truck driver for Big R for 10 years before retiring. He was also a member of the Poverty Rods Car Club. He enjoyed working on cars.
Surviving Mr. Crews is his wife, Laura Crews of Sheldon; three step-sons and daughter-in-law’s, Tim and Mandy Stampfli of Watseka, Victor Dyson and Emily of Pennsylvania, and Scotty Sweeney and Jamie of Hoopeston; two step-daughters and son-in-law, Stephanie and Cork Roberts of Watseka and Amanda Sweeney of Watseka; fifteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sister-in-law’s; three brother-in-law’s; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by both parents; one sister, Betty; and one brother-in-law, Richard.
A private Celebration of Life will be held for the family.
Memorials in Mr. Crews's name can be made to the Indianapolis Veteran’s Hospital in Indiana.
Cremation Rites have been made accordingly.
Marion Keith - 764/5/1940 - 8/9/2016
Marion Keith, 76, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. He was born on April 5, 1940 in Danville, IL, the son of Clyde Keith and Lera (Vigus) Keith. Mr. Keith married Betty Munson on April 18, 1987 at the Christian Church in Milford, IL. Marion worked for American Can before retiring and was a body mechanic for 30 years. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, loved nature, and his dog Buddy. Surviving Mr. Keith is his wife, Betty Keith of Watseka; children, Terry and Cinnamyn Keith of Hoopeston, Jeff and Teresa Harding of Arkansas, Greg and Rhonda Krugh of Arizona, and Jayme and Tina Keith of Washington; step-children, Becky and Roger England of Woodland, Ray Leppard and Michelle Leppard of Hoopeston, Barry and Rochelle Leppard of Ohio, Benny and Donna Leppard of Florida, Brenda and Eric Dawson of Milford, Burt and Pam Leppard of Crescent City, Eric and Mary Setty of Watseka, Bobby Hartman of Watseka, and Tracie Hartman of Hoopeston; one brother, Tom and Penny Keith of Wellington; one sister, Shirley and Pat York of Hoopeston; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty-nine great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his best friend, puppy Buddy. He is also preceded in death by his parents; twin sister Marilyn; and two great-grandsons. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016 from 10am to 12pm (Noon), at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Noon), at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. PJ Parker will officiate. Memorials in Mr. Keith's name can be made to the American Cancer Society. Cremation rites will be made accordingly following services.
Ryan C. Ahrens - 301/29/1986 - 8/8/2016
Eagle Grove, Iowa
Ryan Ahrens, 30, of Eagle Grove, formerly of Watseka, IL, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, Monday, August 8, 2016 at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, following a courageous 3 ½ year battle with cancer. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove. There will also be a visitation from 10:00 am until the 1:00 p.m. funeral services on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka.
Ryan Charles Ahrens, the son of Harold and Sheryl (Dukes) Ahrens, was born January 29, 1986, in Watseka, Illinois. The family moved to Eagle Grove in 1999.
Ryan was a truck driver for Werner Enterprises - Omaha, NE "Family Dollar Account".
He enjoyed radio controlled cars and trucks, working on cars, camping, DROIDS and was a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ryan is survived by his mother, Sheryl Ahrens; brothers, Robert Ahrens and Shawn Ahrens and wife Jenna, all of Eagle Grove. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father, Harold.
Memorials may be left to the Wright County Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.
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