Obituary Listings


Robert Glenn Gerber - 81
2/6/1933 - 4/11/2014

Martinton, IL - Robert Glenn Gerber, 81, of Martinton, passed away on April 11, 2014. He was born February 6, 1933 in Watseka, IL, the son of George Gerber and Leotia (Boque) Gerber. He married Sharon Eckstein on October 13, 1956 at the Presbyterian Church in Watseka. Mr. Gerber owned and operated Leveque Farm Service in ... View Item


Jeffrey William Janssen - 50
8/28/1963 - 4/7/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Jeffrey Janssen, 50, of Watseka, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014, at his home surrounded by family. He was born August 28, 1963, in Chicago Heights, IL., the son of Allen and Wanda (Miller) Janssen. He married Kerry Koenig on September 5, 1987, in Stuart, Florida. Mr. Janssen was a Physician's Assist ... View Item


Bradford E. Looker - 61
1/15/1953 - 4/5/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Bradford Edward Looker, 61, of Watseka, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee, IL. He was born January 15, 1953, in Watseka, the son of Earnest Looker and Betty Collins. On November 14, 1999, he married Julie (Rutledge) Looker, in Watseka, IL. Mr. Looker was a Commercia ... View Item


Adeline Lucht - 92
11/19/1921 - 3/24/2014

Lemont, IL - Adeline Lucht, 92 of Lemont, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014. She was born November 19, 1921, in Chicago, Il., the daughter of Robert Zeilder and Matilda (Schultz) Zeilder. She married Norman Lucht on May 30, 1942 in Chicago, IL. He has since passed. Mrs. Lucht enjoyed taking care of the farm with h ... View Item


Alma Schuldt - 95
2/7/1919 - 3/21/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Alma Schuldt, 95, of Watseka, passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014. She was born February 7, 1919, in Bryce, IL., the daughter of John Hankey and Christina (Osterhouse) Hankey. She married Victor Schuldt on February 14, 1949 in Kankakee, IL. Mrs. Schuldt was an elderly care giver and a homemaker. She wa ... View Item


Michael "Gator" Gordon - 65
11/16/1948 - 3/19/2014

Sheldon, Illinois - Michael "Gator" Gordon, 65, of Sheldon, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Sheldon Health Care Center. He was born November, 16, 1948, in Watseka, the son of Herbert Gordon and Hazel (Stephenson) Gordon. Mr. Gordon was a Earth Team Volunteer- Honored from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service ... View Item


Lucille Gwendolyn Daniels - 90
2/17/1924 - 3/18/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Lucille Gwendolyn Daniels, 90, of Watseka, passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. She was born February 17, 1924, in Macon, Georgia, the daughter of Jesse Dekle and Elizabeth (Chase) Dekle. She married Cecil Daniels on January 3, 1944, in Rapid City, South Dakota. H ... View Item


Rita Lindley - 80
3/19/1933 - 3/4/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Rita Lindley, 80, of Watseka, passed away on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. She was born March 19, 1933, in Watseka, the daughter of Philip Brassard and Minta Stephensn. She married Eugene Long in Hoopeston, IL on September 16, 1950. He has since passed. She remarried on Ap ... View Item


Laura Owens - 42
8/25/1971 - 2/7/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Laura Owens, 42, of Watseka, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014, at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born August 25, 1971, in Oak Lawn, IL., the daughter of David O'Leary and Susan Freeston-Mcatee. She married John Owens on October 7, 1989, in Markham, Illinois. He survives in Watseka, IL. ... View Item


Marvyn E. Leonard - 92
9/21/1921 - 1/31/2014

Clinton, Illinois - Marvyn E. Leonard, 92, of Clinton, passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014, at Liberty Village in Clinton, Illinois. He was born September 21, 1921, in Crescent Township, the son of Ernest Leonard and Florence Sims. Mr. Leonard was an electrician for twenty-nine years. He also served in the Army during WWII. ... View Item


Charlotte Mae Dye - 72
8/12/1941 - 1/30/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Charlotte Mae Dye, 72, of Watseka, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014, at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. She was born August 12, 1941, in Souix Falls, South Dakota, the daughter of Melvin and Margaret Bergsma. She married Odes Dye in Oak Grove, Louisiana. He has since passed. Mrs. Dye was a ... View Item


Linda M. Weigel - 65
7/30/1948 - 1/30/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Linda M. Weigel, 65, of Watseka, IL., passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014, at Heartland Health Care Center in Paxton, IL. She was born July 30, 1948, in Milford, IL., the daughter of Billy Murray Sr. and Dorothy Wilken. She married Rolland Durflinger in 1965 in Illinois. He passed away in 1969 in Vietnam. ... View Item


Alloise V. Bowers-Alderson - 64
12/21/1949 - 1/18/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Alloise Alderson, 64, of Watseka, IL., passed away Saturday, January 18, 2014, at her daughter's home in Crescent City, IL. She was born Wednesday, December 21, 1949, in Harvey, IL., the daughter of Louis F. Kolodziej and Alyce I. Dudek. On July 21, 1992, she married Larry D. Alderson in Markham, IL., Larry ... View Item


Dorothy E. Howell - 95
11/3/1918 - 1/13/2014

Sheldon, Illinois - Dorothy E. Howell, 95, of Sheldon, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014, at Watseka Health Care Center in Watseka. She was born Sunday, November 3, 1918, in Sheldon Township, the daughter of George Presley Houser and Della Mae Easter. She married Herbert Richard Howell on February 9, 1937 in Watseka, IL.; ... View Item


Jewel Jones - 95
10/12/1918 - 1/9/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Jewel Jones, 95, of Watseka, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Gilman Healthcare Center in Gilman, Illinois. She was born Saturday, October 12, 1918, in Naomi, Kentucky, the daughter of Lunar Merrick and Minnie Richardson. In 1936 she married William Lee Jones, in Somerset, Kentucky. He has since ... View Item


Judith A. Savoree - 70
8/5/1943 - 12/22/2013

Goodwine, Illinois - Judith A. Savoree, 70, of Goodwine, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2013, surrounded by her family. She was born Thursday, August 5, 1943, in Hammond, Indiana, the daughter of Ernest R. Hansen and Anna Louise Brummett. Judith Savoree was a homemaker and was the Activity Director for Timbered Meadows Camp ... View Item


Helen Miller - 92
8/25/1921 - 12/13/2013

Watseka, Illinois - Helen Miller, 92, of Watseka, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013, at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. She was born Thursday, August 25, 1921, in Chicago, the daughter of George Meyer and Helen Grim. On October 18, 1941, she married Donald Miller Sr., in Palmyra, Missouri. Mrs. Miller was the owner and op ... View Item


Maurice Gene Bell - 83
5/17/1930 - 12/13/2013

Sheldon, Illinois - Maurice Gene Bell, 83, of Sheldon, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013, at his home. He was born Saturday, May 17, 2013, in Monticello, Kentucky, the son of Ray Bell and Cleora Bell. On February 6, 1954, he married Mary Easter. Mr. Bell was a member of the Sheldon Legion. Mr. Bell served in the Air F ... View Item


Bruce Walfred Rajala - 71
12/11/1941 - 12/8/2013

Watseka, Illinois - Bruce Walfred Rajala, 71, of Watseka, passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at his residency. He was born Thursday, December 11, 1941, in Chicago, the son of Walfred Rajala and Bernice Ellerbrock. On October 1, 1966, he married Bonita Carley, in Crescent City, IL.; she survives in Watseka, IL. Mr. Raj ... View Item


Lillian Hobl - 97
6/22/1916 - 12/2/2013

Watseka, Illinois - Lillian Hobl, 97, of Watseka, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013, at Piper City Rehab. She was born Thursday, June 22, 1916, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Michael Joe Petska and Julia Sinkula. On October 5, 1940, she married Joseph Hobl, in Cleveland, Ohio; he has since passed away. Mrs. Hobl w ... View Item


Norman Allen "Sonny" Brammer - 75
12/14/1937 - 12/2/2013

Watseka, Illinois - Norman Allen "Sonny" Brammer, 75, of Watseka, passed away on Monday, December 2, 2013, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. He was born Tuesday, December 14, 1937, in Danville, IL, the son of Claude Brammer and Mary Marjorie Clarke. On July 21, 1998, he married Linda Marshall in Reno, Nevada; she survive ... View Item


Debra Kay Peterson - 55
5/28/1958 - 11/29/2013

Watseka, Illinois - Debra Kay Peterson, 55, of Watseka, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2013, at her home surrounded by family. She was born Wednesday, May 28, 1958, in Watseka, the daughter of Carl Nourie and Betty (Grace) Gross. On July 21, 1979, she married Mike Wayne Peterson, in Donovan, Il. Mrs. Peterson was a Rea ... View Item


Delmar Arthur Bruens - 81
8/10/1932 - 11/26/2013

Watseka, Illinois - Delmar Arthur Bruens, 81, of Watseka, passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at Watseka Rehab and Health Care in Watseka. He was born Wednesday, August 10, 1932, in Watseka, the son of Arthur and Hilda Tobeck Bruens. On November 29, 1958, he married Rosemary Munsterman. Mr. Bruens was a farmer. He en ... View Item


Jackie "Jack" Lee Graves - 63
7/24/1950 - 11/22/2013

Watseka, Illinois - Jackie “Jack” Lee Graves, 63, of Watseka, passed away on Friday, November 22, 2013, at his residency surrounded by family. He was born Monday, July 24, 1950, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Gordon and Elva Duhanel Graves. On Janruary 19, 1971, he married Charlene Young, in Delphi, Ind.; she survives at hom ... View Item


Amanda Gertrude Salmon - 98
6/9/1915 - 11/19/2013

Woodworth, Illinois - Amanda Gertrude Salmon, 98, of Woodworth, passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at Prairie View Lutheran Home in Danforth. She was born Wednesday, June 9, 1915, in Ash Grove Township, the daughter of Herman Schroeder and Anna Norder. In January 1940, she married Vernon Salmon. Mrs. Salmon was a home ... View Item


Donna C. Young - 60
2/6/1953 - 11/12/2013

Watseka, Illinois - Donna C. Young, 60, of Watseka, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at her residence surrounded by family. She was born Friday, February 6, 1953, in Watseka, IL., the daughter of Alvin and Elfriede (Peters) Bohlmann. On February 5, 1972, she married Wayne Young, in Woodworth, IL. at St. Paul's Luthera ... View Item


John Robert Young - 66
6/22/1947 - 11/7/2013

Sheldon, IL - John Robert Young, 66, of Sheldon, Illinois passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at his home. He was born on June 22, 1947 in Keokuck, Iowa, the son of Jesse Young and Geraldind Boudreau of Watseka, Illinois. On December 6, 2012 he married Kelly Bertram in Sheldon, Illinois. Mr. Young was a farmer an ... View Item


Rudolph "Rudy" Clarence Brutlag - 84
6/10/1929 - 11/7/2013

Milford, IL - Rudolph “Rudy” Clarence Brutlag, 84, of Milford, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Gilman Healthcare Center. Mr. Brutlag was born on June 10, 1929 in Ashgrove Township, Illinois, the son of Henry Brutlag and Anna Teske. On September 6, 1959 he married Donna Pfingsten in Woodworth, Il ... View Item


Kevin Lambert - 55
9/5/1958 - 10/31/2013

Watseka, IL - Kevin L. Lambert, 55, of Watseka, Illinois passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013. He was born on September 5, 1958, the son of Ronald Lambert and Glenna Glasscock. Mr. Lambert worked as a Carpenter. He enjoyed spending time with his grand kids. Surviving Mr. Lambert are his daughters, Courtney Lambert a ... View Item


Pamela Kay Castonguay - 56
8/18/1957 - 10/26/2013

Watseka, IL - Pamela Kay Castonguay, 56, of Watseka, Illinois passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at her home in Watseka, Illinois. She was born on August 18, 1957 in Kankakee, Illinois the daughter of Wayne Schutlz and Lorena Watkins. Mrs. Castonguay married Harold Castonguay “Muggs” on October 29, 1976. She was ... View Item


Doretta Earlene Corrie - 73
11/9/1939 - 10/20/2013

Watseka, IL - Doretta Earlene Corrie, 73, of Watseka, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at her home in Watseka. She was bron on November 9, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Earl Lee Lucas and Dorothy Amanda Mendelson. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, and reading her bible. Survivings Mrs. Corrie are he ... View Item


Marylyn St. Germain - 78
8/10/1935 - 10/14/2013

Watseka, IL - Marylyn St. Germain, 78, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Watseka Healthcare. She was born on August 10, 1935 in Buckley, Illinois, the daughter of Ernest Garrelts and Louise Scherf. Mrs. St. Germain married Charles “Chuck” St. Germain on August 26, 1956 at St. John’s Lutheran ... View Item


Loyal Edwin Turner Jr. - 75
9/27/1937 - 9/18/2013

Watseka, IL - Loyal Edwin Turner Jr. 75, of Watseka, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at his home. He was born on September 29, 1937 in Paxton, Illinois the son of Loyal Edwin Turner Sr. and Irene Lavon Swartz. Mr. Turner married Nancy Jean Jimison on January 16, 1971 at the 1st Christian Church in W ... View Item


Marie Elliott - 89
12/5/1923 - 9/14/2013

Watseka, IL - Marie Elliott, 89, of Watseka, passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Heritage Woods in Watseka, Illinois. She was born on December 5, 1923 in Donovan, Illinois, the daughter of Ray Foster and Goldie Hurst. Mrs. Elliott was a homemaker and enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, casinos, bird watching, bi ... View Item


D. Lafe Milar - 63
4/19/1950 - 9/3/2013

Watseka, IL - D. Lafe Milar, 63, of Watseka, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at his home in Watseka, Illinois. He was born on April 19, 1950, the son of Paul Bernard Milar and Bernice Marie Torbet. Mr. Milar married Holly Lynn Schaumburg on June 23, 1979 in Schwer, Illinois. Mr. Milar was the retired ... View Item


David Lee Kilgore - 63
2/27/1950 - 8/22/2013

Watseka, IL - David Lee Kilgore, 63, of Sheldon,Il passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born on February 27, 1950 in Watseka, Illinois, the son of Harvey Leroy Kilgore and Leah Lucine Tharp. Mr. Kilgore was a Truck Driver and a proud owner of Dixie Body Shop. He also ... View Item


Dorothy Ann Diener - 83
4/5/1930 - 8/19/2013

Watseka, IL - Dorothy Ann Diener, 83, of Watseka, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013 at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth, Illinois. She was born on April 5, 1930 in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter Leo Bass and Bernice Perkins. Mrs. Diener was a Homemaker and a member of the Choralettes Singing Group, enjoyed cake ... View Item


Donald LeRoy Theesfeld - 93
1/23/1920 - 8/7/2013

Gilman, IL - Donald LeRoy Theesfeld, 93, of Gilman, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, Illinois. Mr. Theesfeld was born on January 23, 1920 in Onarga, Illinois, the son of Ulrich Theesfeld and Anna Gercken. Mr. Theesfeld was formerly married to Elizabeth Oltman on ... View Item


Peggy Ann Wockner - 75
9/14/1937 - 8/4/2013

Watseka, IL - Peggy Ann Wockner, 75, of Watseka, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at her home in Watseka, Illinois. She was born on September 14, 1937 in Watseka, the daughter of Edgar Stone and Irene (Andrews) Wooten. Mrs. Wockner was a sales agent for Avon and enjoyed walking, reading, spending time with family, an ... View Item


Jacob Matthew Dearth - 7
12/13/2005 - 8/2/2013

Watseka, IL - Jacob Matthew Dearth, 7, of Watseka, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2013 at his home in Watseka, Illinois. He was born on December 13, 2005 in Watseka, Illinois, the son of James and Donna Dearth. Jacob enjoyed listening to music. Surviving Jacob Dearth are his parents, James and Donna Dearth of Watseka ... View Item


Marilyn Kay Kimble - 66
9/13/1946 - 8/2/2013

Watseka, IL - Marilyn Kay Kimble, 66, of Watseka, passed away on Friday, August 2, 2013 in Kankakee, Illinois. She was born on September 13, 1946 in Watseka, the daughter of Raymond Kimble and Helen Hedge. Mrs. Kimble was a housekeeper at Iroquois Memorial Hospital and enjoyed traveling and loved spending time with her gr ... View Item