Obituary Listings


Kenneth Riley - 79
10/8/1935 - 12/20/2014

Milford, Illinois - Kenneth Riley, 79, of Milford, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014. He was born October 8, 1935 in Milford, the son of Clyde Riley and Thelma (Martin) Riley. He married Margie Floriant on June 8, 1963 in St. Anne. She has since passed. Mr. Riley was a custodian for Americare in Kankakee. He enjoyed fi ... View Item


Timmie Lee "Tim" Hamende - 54
1/29/1960 - 12/20/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Timmie Lee "Tim" Hamende, 54, of Watseka, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014. He was born January 29, 1960 in Kankakee, the son of Donald Hamende and Norma (Gagnon) Hamende. He married Sandra "Sandy" Fredrick on January 27, 1979 in Woodland, IL. Mr. Hamende was a truck driver for Superior Carriers. H ... View Item


Elaine Johnston - 87
10/21/1927 - 12/11/2014

Watseka, IL - Elaine Johnston, 87, of Watseka, passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014, at Iroquois Resident Home. She was born October 21, 1927, in Chenoa, the daughter of William Miles and Blanche (Ehrhardt) Miles. She married Wesley Johnston on December 3, 1946, in Pontiac, IL. He has since passed. Mrs. Johnston was ... View Item


Kandy Sue Peterson - 56
9/21/1958 - 12/7/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Kandy Sue Peterson, 56, of Watseka, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014, at her home. She was born September 21, 1958, in Watseka, the daughter of the late Kenneth Rogers and Karon (Wilken) Gibson. On February 14, 2004, she married Bob Peterson, in Las Vegas, NV. Mrs. Peterson was a Steel Mill operato ... View Item


Martina Ann Wilson - 77
2/23/1937 - 12/3/2014

Milford, Illinois - Martina Ann Wilson, 77, of Milford, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, IL. She was born February 23, 1937, in Milford, the daughter of Len Newtson and Lois (Burger) Newtson. She worked in the Psychiatric field as a Nurse. She loved to travel ... View Item


Frances Lorraine Nosker - 98
3/31/1916 - 11/29/2014

Kankakee, Illinois - Frances Lorraine Nosker, 98, of Kankakee, passed away on Saturday, November 29, 2014. She was born March 31, 1916, in Danforth at home, the daughter of Frank Coyne and Ella (Cahler) Coyne. She married Wendell Nosker on August 23, 1941 in St. Charles, MO. He passed away in 1998. Mrs. Nosker worked for Mont ... View Item


Scott D. Carley - 39
2/7/1975 - 11/27/2014

Onarga, Illinois - Scott D. Carley, 39, of Onarga, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2014. He was born February 7, 1975, in Kankakee, the son of Russell and Verla (Edwards) Carley. Mr. Carley worked at CR Concrete and for I.D.O.T. He was a member of the Buckley Dutch Mastsers, Golf League in Onarga, and Coached Watseka Li ... View Item


Lucille C. Hinrichs - 97
6/22/1917 - 11/19/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Lucille C. Hinrichs, age 97, formerly of Blue Island, IL died Wednesday, November 19th at Riverside Medical Center’s Miller Center in Kankakee, IL. She had been a resident of Watseka, IL since 1973. Lucille was born June 22, 1917 in Blue Island, IL, the daughter of Emil and Lillian Schumann Schweser. She mar ... View Item


Linda Hancock - 59
5/17/1955 - 11/17/2014

Stockland, Illinois - Linda Hancock, 59, of Stockland, passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born May 17, 1955, in Watseka, the daughter of Ed Bertram and Ora (Thompson) Bertram. On March 25, 1972, she married Warren Hancock in Greer, IL at Prairiegreen Christian Church. Mrs ... View Item


Verlyn Knisley - 74
11/1/1940 - 11/17/2014

Sheldon, Illinois - Verlyn Knisley, 74, of Sheldon, passed away on Monday, November 1, 2014, at Peoria, Illinois. He was born November 17, 1940, in Monticello, Il, the son of Dorman Knisley and Rowena (Sebens) Knisley. On June 29, 1968 he married Sharon Lee Gust, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Mattoon, IL. He was a feed ma ... View Item


Kenneth Eugene Umbel - 74
8/25/1940 - 11/5/2014

Cissna Park, Illinois - Kenneth Eugene Umbel, 74, of Cissna Park, passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL. He was born August 25, 1940, in Uniontown, PA, the son of Merill Umbel and Elsie (Frazee) Umbel. He married Carol Mavracic on March 2, 1959. She passed in 1988. He remarried on October 11, 20 ... View Item


Debra Ann Brown - 56
5/22/1958 - 10/19/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Debra Ann Brown, 56, of Watseka, passed away on Sunday, October 19, 2014. She was born May 22, 1958, in Watseka, the daughter of William Austin and Florence Brady. Ms. Brown worked as quality control for Bosch. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, collecting ang ... View Item


John Leo Lubben - 84
8/2/1930 - 10/18/2014

Crescent City, Illinois - John Leo Lubben, 84, of Crescent City, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at his home. He was born August 2,1930, in Gilman, the son of Fred Lubben and Mabel (Hodge) Lubben. On November 11, 1961 he married Donna Lee Scott, at the City Hall in Crescent City, IL. She has since passed. Mr. Lubben work ... View Item


Michael Ray Smith - 53
7/2/1961 - 10/18/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Michael Ray Smith, 53, of Watseka, passed away on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at his residence. He was born July 2, 1961, in Watseka, the son of Frank Smith and Brenda Legan Smith. On February 27, 1981, he married Connie Thomas in Watseka, IL. He worked for Watseka Ford. He was a member of the Watseka Ame ... View Item


Juan Manuel Ochoa - 23
10/24/1990 - 10/5/2014

Onarga, Illinois - Juan Manuel "Juanito" Ochoa, 23, of Onarga, passed away on Sunday, October 5, 2014. He was born October 24, 1990, in Watseka, the son of the late Pedro Ochoa and Alma Diaz. Mr. Ochoa was a landscaper at Custom Landscaping in Decatur, IL. He enjoyed playing basketball and his XBOX. Surviving Mr. Ochoa are ... View Item


Richard Penley Sr. - 57
5/3/1957 - 9/23/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Richard Penley Sr., 57, of Watseka, passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. He was born May 3, 1957, in Kankakee, the son of George Thomas Penley and Theresa Helen (Herts) Penley. On August 14, 1995, he married Tammy (Bressner) Penley, in Watseka; she has since passed. Mr. Penley worked for Pride Meta ... View Item


Ann V. Harwood - 97
8/12/1917 - 9/20/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Ann V. Harwood, 97, of Watseka, passed away Saturday, September 20, 2014. She was born August 12, 1917, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Kasack) Vorick. She married Robert Harwood on August 4, 1940, in Berlington, Iowa. Mrs. Harwood worked for TRW and Roth Hatcheries for many years. She w ... View Item


Elizabeth "Betty" Irene Hitchings - 87
5/13/1927 - 9/16/2014

Martinton, Illinois - Elizabeth "Betty" Irene Hitchings, 87, of Martinton, passed away at her home on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. She was born May 13, 1927, in Gilman, the daughter of Marcus Hitchings and Virgie (Pence) Hitchings. Ms. Hitchings worked at TRW radio condensers for many years. She was a member of the Gilman United ... View Item


Michael Roy Nichols - 67
4/1/1947 - 9/14/2014

Yakima, Washington - Michael Roy "Nick" Nichols, 67, of Yakima, Washington, passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014. He was born April 1, 1947 in Watseka, IL. He moved to Washington state in 1979, and most recently to Tenino, Washington since 1985. Mr. Nichols is survived by his wife, Joyce (Huizenga) Nichols of Tenino, Wa ... View Item


James "Jim" C. Zordani - 49
9/22/1964 - 9/13/2014

Watseka, Illinois - James “Jim” C. Zordani of Watseka, IL, succumbed to this life peacefully in his sleep early Saturday, September 13, 2014. Mr. Zordani was born September 22, 1964 to Robert A. Zordani Sr. and Phyllis N. (Kannmacher) Zordani, both of whom preceded Jim in death. James was a kind and gentle man with a fabulous ... View Item


Judith Ann Miller - 43
10/26/1970 - 9/9/2014

Milford, Illinois - Judith Ann Miller, 43, of Milford, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Watseka Rehab and Health Care Center in Watseka, IL. She was born October 26, 1970, in Watseka, the daughter of Darold Miller and Anita (Eighner) Holaday. Judith was a construction worker. She was of the Christian faith. Survivi ... View Item


Barbara Jean Cline - 69
3/18/1945 - 9/4/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Barbara Jean Cline, 69, of Watseka, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 at home surrounded by family. She was born March 18, 1945, in Chicago, the adopted daughter of Frank H. and Helen (Smolen) Graff. On April 21, 1995 she married Bobby Cline, in Watseka, IL. Mrs. Cline was a customer service repres ... View Item


Dale Arseneau - 66
10/23/1947 - 8/26/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Dale Arseneau, 66, of Watseka, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. He was born on October 23, 1947, in Watseka, the son of Ferdinand Arseneau and Ilene (Varburker) Arseneau. Mr. Arseneau worked as a carpenter and a laborer. He enjoyed fishing, biking, camping, and his dog. Surviving Mr. Arseneau are ... View Item


Dale Wilfred Webster - 90
4/5/1924 - 8/26/2014

Donovan, Illinois - Dale Wilfred Webster, 90, of Donovan, passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2014. He was born April 5, 1924, in Muskegon, Michigan, the son of Ellis Webster and Elizabeth (Johnson) Webster. He married Betty Caroline Houghton on February 23, 1947, at the Christian Church in Donovan, IL. He served in the ARMY for ... View Item


Barbara Gucciardo - 77
1/16/2014 - 8/22/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Barbara Gucciardo of Watseka, passed away Friday, August 22, 2014, at Iroquois Memorial Hospital. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014, from 4:30pm-6:30pm at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 6:30 pm at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL. Past ... View Item


Lenore Langellier - 94
7/31/1920 - 8/22/2014

Martinton, Illinois - Lenore Langellier, 94, of Martinton, died peacefully in her home, surrounded by family, on August 22, 2014. Lenore (Lennie) was born on July 31, 1920, to parents Nelda (Bouchard) and Lawrence Provost in St. George, Illinois. She married Raymond Langellier on December 27, 1941. They were the love of each othe ... View Item


Leslie Lee Miller - 81
9/1/1932 - 8/22/2014

Salt Springs, FL - Leslie Lee Miller, 81, of Salt Spring, FL (formerly of Watseka), passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014. He was born September 1, 1932, in Pittwood, the son of Wilbur Miller and Rosella (Deneau) Miller. He married Lucille "Boots" (Fisher) on May 25, 1953, in Gilman. She has since passed. Mr. Miller worked ... View Item


Carolyn Ann Hillary - 80
1/10/1934 - 8/19/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Carolyn Ann Hillary, 80, of Watseka, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2014. She was born January 10, 1934, in Watseka, the daughter of Lyle and Freda (Johnson) Grant. On February 6, 1954, she married Marion Lee Hillary, in Aroma Park, IL; he passed in 2009. Mrs. Hillary was a secretary for Donovan Elevator ... View Item


Barbara Ann Yergler - 68
2/18/1946 - 8/15/2014

Cissna Park, Illinois - Barbara Ann “Barb” Yergler, 68, of Cissna Park formerly of Watseka and Peoria, died at 1:20 a.m. on Friday, August 15, 2014, at Hoopeston Hospital, after a lifelong illness. She was born February 18, 1946, in Watseka, the daughter of Elmer W. and Vera A. (Freidinger) Yergler. Barb studied sign language at Il ... View Item


Brooklynn Rose Gipson - 5 Weeks
7/9/2014 - 8/15/2014

Sheldon, Illinois - Brooklynn Rose Gipson, 5 weeks old, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014, at Peoria's Children's Hospital surrounded by family. She was born July 9, 2014, in Peoria, the daughter of Christopher and Bobbi (Priebe) Gipson. Surviving are her parents, Christopher and Bobbi Gipson of Sheldon, IL; two brothers, ... View Item


Frank Burton Coughenour Jr. - 90
3/29/1924 - 8/14/2014

Sheldon, Illinois - Frank Burton Coughenour Jr., 90, of Sheldon, passed away Thursday, August 14, 2014. He was born March 29, 1924, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the son of Frank Burton Coughenour Sr. and Opal V. (Cross) Coughenour. He married Marilyn Johnson on April 13, 1950, at Donovan Methodist Church. She has since passed. Mr. ... View Item


Sandra Sue Webster - 62
9/13/1951 - 8/6/2014

Martinton, Illinois - Sandra Sue Webster, 62, of Martinton, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. She was born September 13, 1951, in Kankakee, the daughter of Virgil Wehling and Esther (Duclos) Roach. On August 21, 1971, she married David Webster in Martinton, IL. Mrs. Webster worked for Chicago Steel Tape and Hallmark i ... View Item


Ronald "Ronny" Allen Hopper - 69
4/8/1945 - 8/1/2014

Watseka, IL - Ronald "Ronny" Allen Hopper, 69, of Watseka, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014. He was born April 8, 1945, the son of Monroe Hopper and Lillie Weaver. Mr. Hopper worked for the Ford Stamping Plant. He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, and hiking. Surviving Mr. Hopper is two sons, Tony Hopper of Aroma ... View Item


Mark Allen Lustfeldt-Davis - 52
9/5/1961 - 7/28/2014

Watseka, IL - Mark Allen Lustfeldt-Davis, 52, of Watseka, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014. He was born September 5, 1961, in Watseka, the son of Jerry and Shirley Davis. Mr. Lustfeldt-Davis was a restaurant manager. He enjoyed camping, fishing, bike riding, and yard work. He was an avid Bears, Bulls, and Nascar fan. ... View Item


Aaron Matthew Townsend - 28
3/31/1986 - 7/24/2014

Woodland, Illinois - Aaron "Twinkie"Townsend, 28, of Woodland, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at his home. He was born March 31, 1986, in Kankakee, the son of Cindy (Franklin) Erwin. Mr. Townsend worked for Pride Metal in Watseka, IL. He enjoyed video games and anything to do with computers. Surviving Mr. Townsend is ... View Item


David Senesac - 59
1/31/1955 - 7/23/2014

Watseka, IL - David Senesac, 59, of Watseka, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. He was born January 31, 1955, in Kankakee, the son of Robert and Rita (Hurrell) Senesac. He married his significant other of 39 years, Terecia Senesac, in Watseka, in 1992. Mr. Senesac worked for the BNSF Railway. He enjoyed spending tim ... View Item


Catherine Rose Loveland - 81
4/24/1933 - 7/5/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Catherine Rose Loveland, 81, of Watseka, passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Watseka Rehab and Health Care Center in Watseka. She was born April 24, 1933, in Watseka, the daughter of Andrew Atwood and Lena (Ferry) Atwood. Mrs. Loveland was a metal worker for T&D Metal in Watseka. She enjoyed fishing an ... View Item


Douglas Dean Perzee - 44
9/9/1969 - 7/4/2014

Donovan, Illinois - Douglas Dean Perzee, 44, of Donovan, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014. He was born September 9, 1969, in Watseka, the son of Leroy Everett and Norma (Sapp) Perzee. On October 9, 1995, he married Elizabeth Anderson, in Danforth, IL at the Reformed Church. Mr. Perzee was a plumber and pipefitter, and most r ... View Item


Gerald "Jonsey" Edwin Jones - 96
8/22/1917 - 6/26/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Gerald Edwin Jones, 96, of Watseka, passed away June 26, 2014. He was born August 22, 1917, in Bridgeport, IL, the son of Bion Dice Jones and Florence (Thompson) Jones. Mr. Jones was a Master Mechanic, specializing in Diesel Mechanics. He served in the ARMY during WWII. He was a member of Operating Engineers ... View Item


Darwin "Cowboy" James Guill - 60
9/5/1953 - 6/25/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Darwin "Cowboy" James Guill, 60, of Watseka, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He was born September 5, 1953, in Decatur, the son of William "Bill" Guill and Ruth (Conrady) Guill. Mr. Guill was a factory worker for S&S Plastics in Watseka, IL. He enjoyed Westerns, BBQ cookouts, horseshoes, NASCAR, and an ... View Item


Terry G. Holliman - 56
1/15/1958 - 6/21/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Terry G. Holliman, 56, of Watseka, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Presence St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, Illinois. He was born January 15, 1958, in Watseka, the son of the late Eugene Holliman and Maxine (Parks) Minard. Mr. Holliman worked as a Laborer and Road Construction. He enjoyed coachin ... View Item


Burnetta Marie Curby - 67
11/28/1947 - 6/5/2014

Beaverville, Illinois - Burnetta Marie Curby, 66, of Beaverville, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was born November 28, 1947, in Martinton Township, the daughter of Levern Marquis and Juliette (Dionne) Marquis. She married James Curby on January 29, 1966, in Beaverville, IL. Mrs. Curby was a ... View Item


Georgia Marie Swigart - 90
2/7/1924 - 6/5/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Georgia Marie Swigrt, 90, of Watseka, passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Watseka Rehab and Health Care Center. She was born February 7, 1924, in Cushing, OK, the daughter of Marion Norris and Esther (Schneider) Norris. She married Lowell Swigart on June 26, 1954, in Watseka, IL. Mrs. Swigart was in ... View Item


Larry Gene Sandage - 63
9/11/1950 - 6/5/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Larry Gene Sandage, 63, of Watseka, passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his home. He was born September 11, 1950, in Yuba City, California, the son of Norman Sandage and Lenora (Sinner) Sandage. He married Carla Morefield on May 2, 2005, in Watseka. Mr. Sandage was a lineman for Sprint. He enjoyed musi ... View Item


Kevin Eugene Anderson - 57
9/17/1956 - 5/28/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Kevin Eugene Anderson, 57, of Watseka, passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital. He was born September 17, 1956, in Watseka, the son of Marshall (Andy) Anderson and Rosemary (Peterson) Anderson. Mr. Anderson worked for security and maintenance for Iroquois Memorial Hospital. He en ... View Item


Victory Walls - 69
5/8/1945 - 5/25/2014

Sheldon, Illinois - Victory Walls, 69, of Sheldon, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. He was born May 8, 1945, in Adamsville, Tennessee, the son of Cletus Walls and Maxie (Sweat) Walls. Mr. Walls was a factory worker for a steel mill. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, pla ... View Item


Robert Jerome Hurley - 85
8/29/1928 - 5/23/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Robert Jerome Hurley, 85, of Watseka, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014. He was born August 29, 1928, in Cicero, the son of Joseph Frances Hurley and Gertrude B. Hurley. He marries Carol (Jones) Hurley in Crown Point, IN. Mr. Hurley served in the ARMY. He held two Doctorate Degrees and was a Chiropractor f ... View Item


Tuula Onerva Snow - 66
10/3/1947 - 5/23/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Tuula Onerva Snow, 66, of Watseka, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014, at Carle Hospital in Champaign. She was born October 3, 1947, in Varkaus, Finland, the daughter of Arvo Koistinen and Sisko (Koskela) Koistinen. Mrs. Snow was a Social Worker. She enjoyed reading, movies, and spending time with her grandchi ... View Item


Charlotte Geraldine Edwards - 94
9/19/1919 - 5/3/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Charlotte Geraldine Edwards, 94, of Watseka, passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth. She was born September 19, 1919, in Watseka, the daughter of Virgil Tuttle and Eva (Watts) Tuttle. She married Arthur Edwards in 1938, in Kentland, IN; he has since passed. Mrs. Edw ... View Item


Bentley Joseph Graham - 0
4/30/2014 - 4/30/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Bentley Joseph Graham passed on Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The son of Joseph Graham and Ashley Miller. Surviving Bentley are both Maternal Grandparents; both Paternal Grandparents; his parents, Joseph Graham and Ashley Miller of Watseka, IL; one brother, Colin Graham; and two sisters, Ella Graham and Sophie ... View Item


Edward Herman Wesel Jr. - 79
7/16/1934 - 4/19/2014

Watseka, Illinois - Edward Herman Wesel Jr., 79, of Watseka, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. He was born July 16, 1934, in Chicago, the son of Edward Wesel Sr. and Bertha (Schalk) Wesel. Mr. Wesel was a farmer, delivered newspapers, and worked at Uarco for 45 years. He enjoyed fis ... View Item


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