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Timothy "Tim" Portwood - 56

11/4/1961 - 6/27/2018
Sheldon, Illinois

Timothy Portwood, 56, of Sheldon, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

He was born on November 4, 1961 in Watseka, the son of Bill and Cleta (Johnson) Portwood.

Tim served in the ARMY. He was recently a Heavy Equipment Operator. He was a member of the State Line Riders ABATE of Illinois, Watseka American Legion Honor Guard, and the Sheldon Masonic Lodge 609. Tim enjoyed spending time with his father, daughter, friends, watching football especially the BEARS, and Harley Davidson.

Surviving Mr. Portwood is his father, Bill Portwood of Sheldon; daughter, Page Portwood of Lake St. Louis, Missouri; brother, Mark (Amy) Portwood of Sheldon; grandchild, Airabella Davenport; nieces and nephews, Ashlen Risley, Alaina Portwood, Alex Portwood, and Adin Portwood.

He is also preceded in death by his mother, Cleta.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 3-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Sundaya, July 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Pastor Gary Milton will officiate.

Burial will follow at a later date at Iroquois Memorial Park Cemetery in Watseka, IL.

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

Cremation Rites will be recorded following services.

James Leroy Schultz - 91

8/29/1926 - 6/21/2018
Iroquois, Illinois

James Leroy “Jim” Schultz, 91, of Iroquois, IL, went to be with his lord and savior on June 21, 2018.

James was born August 29, 1926 to Roy and Donna Schultz in the farm house where he would spend he next 71 years. He married Phyllis Eckstein on August 28, 1948 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beaverville, IL. They were married 50 years at the time of her passing in June of 1999.

Surviving Mr. Schultz include his children Brad (Kathy) Schultz of Florida, James Schultz Jr. of Iroquois, and Carol Massey of Kentland, IN; grandchildren, Steven (Lisa) Eilers, Scott Eilers, Ali Eilers, Eric (Monica) Schoonveld, Lacey (Bill) Buss, Kevin (Elayne) Obenland, Paul McEnterfer, Josie Goyette, Bradley Goyette, and Jaclyn Cruz; sixteen great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Philip and Paul; sister, Hazel; and daughters, Chris Schoonveld and Connie Goyette.

Jim never met a stranger and brightened the day of every person he met with his great sense of humor and kindness. Jim greatly enjoyed his season tickets to the Country Theatre, playing cards with anybody he could, and eating ice cream every day. His faith in the lord, loyalty and love of family and friends will be unmatched and greatly missed by us all.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 11:00 am, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beaverville. Father Belanger will officiate.

Burial to follow at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials in Mr. Schultz name can be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the Country Theatre Workshop in Cissna Park.

Linda Blair - 71

2/17/1947 - 6/17/2018
Watseka, Illinois

 Linda Blair, 71, of Watseka, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018.

She was born February 17, 1947 in Lafayette, IN, the daughter of William and Jewel (Merrick) Jones.

Linda married Jerry Blair on May 1, 1965 in Watseka, IL.

She was a receptionist and biller for Teverbaugh, Croland & Mueller OBGYN. She enjoyed cooking, baking, spending time with the grandkids, and taking care of her husband.

Surviving Mrs. Blair is her husband, Jerry Blair of Watseka; son, Jerrod Blair of Chatham, IL; daughters, Dr. Lori (Chad) Teverbaugh-Kunkle of Peoria, IL and Debra (Dan) Hankey of Watseka; brothers, Virgus Jones of Sulfur Springs, TX, Richard (Laura) Jones of Sulfur Springs, TX, Donald (Norma) Jones of Somerset, KY, and Gerald Jones of Sulfur Springs, TX; sisters, Betty Jones of Colorado, Delorus (Mason) Campbell of Lexington, KY, Kathleen (Rick) Cadwallader of St. Pete, FL; grandchildren, Ian Teverbaugh, Skyler Hankey, Blair Hankey, Dylan Hankey, Gavin Ray Blair, and Collin Robert Blair; great grandchild, Jude Hankey; and several nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; son, Jerry Ray Blair Jr.; and sister, Carolyn Sue Miller.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home. A one hour visitation will take place prior to services. Pastor Ray Jackson will officiate.

Burial will follow at GAR Cemetery in Watseka.

Memorials in Mrs. Blair's name can be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation or St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.

Ronald "Jim" Roach - 92

2/6/1926 - 6/12/2018
Martinton, Illinois

 Ronald "Jim" Roach, 92, of Martinton, IL, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

He was born on February 6, 1926 in Martinton, IL, the son of John Roach and Aldea (Benoit) Roach.

Jim married Esther (Duclos) Wehling on June 18, 1966 in St. Martins Catholic Church in Martinton, IL.

Mr. Roach was an Insurance and Real Estate Broker. He served in the ARMY as a Corpral, serving in the Korean Conflict and was a Medical Corpsman. He was a clerk for the Martinton Township and Village Board for 20 years. Jim was a member of the St. Anne Church in St. Anne, and the Watseka American Legion Post #23. He enjoyed doing yard care, especially landscaping for his wife. He also liked watching his crop grow. Jim took pride in helping take care of the Mt. Olivet Cemetery starting when he was only 9, until eventually taking over and running/managing it up until recently.

Surviving Mr. Roach is his son, David (Nancy) Wehling of Racine, WI; son-in-law, Dave Webster of Martinton, IL; grandchildren, Adam Wehling, Sara Merten, and Scott (Michele) Webster; great-grandchildren, James Wehling, Chase Merten, and Tiffany Webster; and many nieces and nephews.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; wife, Esther; daughter, Sandra; three sisters, Romella LeReau, Rethel Tatro, Rueletta "Betty" Tilton; two brothers, Romeo Roach and Ruel Roach.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018 fom 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Father Jim Fanale will officiate.

Buriall will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Martinton, IL.

Memorials in Mr. Roach's name can be made to the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

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.

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