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Lorraine Bertram 75, of Sheldon

Cremation Rites have been made accordingly.

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Connie Sue Rickart, 59, of Hoopeston, IL

Visitation:  Monday, March 2nd from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Funeral Service:  Tuesday, March 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Burial:  Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston

Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

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Larry Tyler, 74, of Rankin, IL,

Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston, IL.

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Carol Ann Huckleby, 70, of Hoopeston

Visitation:  Wednesday, March 4th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home
Memorial Service:  Wednesday, March 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home

According to her wishes cremation rites have been accorded

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring her life

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Tondra King, 66 of Watseka

Visitation:  Monday, March 2nd from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Monday, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Body Cemetery in Woodland

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Jack C. Gregory, 75, of Rossville

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hoopeston, with Father Patrick O’Neal officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery, with full military honors conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion.  Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.  Memorials may be made to the Rossville Sports Boosters.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Jack’s life.

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Martha Barker 89, of Hoopeston

Visitation will be Saturday (Feb. 28th) from 9am-10am, with services at 10am. All at the Anderson Funeral Home in Hoppeston. Burial will follow in the Rossville Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of arrangements.

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Marjorie Mae Houser, 87 Watseka

Arrangements are pending at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka

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Nancy Lombard 71, of Woodland

Visitation Wednesday 1-6:30, Funeral Mass at 6:30 all at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial at a later date.

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Shirley Ann Goodrum, 80, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday February 24, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A rosary service will be held at 6:45 P.M.  The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday February 25, 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church 423 S. Third St. Hoopeston, IL, with Father Patrick O’Neal officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Leonard Larimer 63 of Gibson City

Cremation Rites have been accorded and burial will take place at a later date in Paxton’s Glenn Cemetery.

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Daniel H. Reynolds, 41, of Mooreland, Oklahoma, formerly of Gifford

Visitation will be held at the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac, Illinois on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Blurton Funeral Home,  Burial will be in Collison Cemetery, Collison, Illinois.

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Skyler L. Spann, 19, of Rossville,

Cremation rites have been accorded by the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.  There are no services scheduled at this time.

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Cora B. McCuen, 90 of Watseka

Visitation:  Saturday, February 21st from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, February 21st at 3:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Graceland Cemetery in Kouts, IN

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Haskel L. Absher, 85 Hoopeston

A Celebration of Haskel Lee Absher’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston, with Pastor Terry Polson officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the services in Floral Hill Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Absher’s life.

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Vance Clarke Sterrenberg, 46 Rural Milford

A funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Watseka. Rev. Robert Sabo will officiate. Burial will be at Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroquois.

A visitation will be from 3:00–8:00 PM on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Patsy Draper, 79 Cissna Park

Memorial Visitation:  Monday, February 16th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Cissna Park United Methodist Church
Memorial Service:  Monday, February 16th at 12:00 p.m. at Cissna Park United Methodist Church
Burial:  Internment will take place at a later date at Manns Chapel in Rossville

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Alan E. Dilworth, 55 Milford

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford

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Michael W. McCann Sr., 67 Milford

Memorial Visitation:  Wednesday, February 18th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Milford Christian Church
Memorial Service:  Wednesday, February 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the Milford Christian Church
Burial:  Will be at a later date in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford

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Brett Barragree, 36 Woodland

Visitation:  Friday, February 20th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka & Saturday, February 21st from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, February 21st at 11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Body Cemetery in Woodland

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Florence E. Goodrum, 100 Hoopeston

Visitation:  Tuesday, February 17th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
A Celebration of Life:  Tuesday, February 17th at 12:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Burial:  Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston

Blurton Funeral Home has been entrusted by the family to handle the arrangements.

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William Hoover Sr., 102 Watseka

Visitation:  Tuesday, February 10th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Mass:  Tuesday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  G.A.R. Cemetery in Watseka

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Dale H. Reynolds, 84 Gifford

Visitation:  Tuesday, February 10th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, February 11th at 10:30 a.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to honor Dale’s life

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Loren Edwin Trimble, 83 Crescent City

Visitation:  Wednesday, February 11th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. & Thursday, February 12th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Thursday, February 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Flesher Cemetery in Crescent City

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Jane Pittman, 97 Hoopeston

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 14th at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hoopeston

Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements .

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Elizabeth H. Stephen 93, of Ambia Indiana

Per her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Steve Kaufman 65, of Cissna Park

Visitation will be Friday February 6th from 3-7 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park, also one hour prior to the 10:30 Saturday service at the Grace Bible Church in Cissna Park. Burial will follow in Cissna Park Cemetery.

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James “Jim” E. Jacobson, 70 Ashkum and formerly of Sheldon

Memorial Visitation:  Monday, February 9th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with burial taking place at the Sheldon Cemetery

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Ellen Marie Hofer 93, of Hoopeston and Formerly of Milford.

Visitation:  Thursday, February 5th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford
Funeral Service:  Thursday, February 5th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford
Burial:  Maple Grove Cemetery, Milford

Knapp Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of the services.

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James Jacobson, 70 of Ashkum formerly of Sheldon.

Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Audrey Lee Collatz, 79, of Danville

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston to assist them in honoring Audrey’s life.  According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  There will be no services held.

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Norman E. Hall, 89 of Watseka

Visitation will be from 10-Noon, with services at Noon all Monday at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Dale Rush, 78, of Wellington, IL,

A visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday February 3, 2015 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday February 4, 2015 at the Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Maxwell officiating.  Per his wishes cremation rites will follow services.  Burial will be held at a later date with Military rites accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post # 384 and Hoopeston VFW Post # 4826.

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Bernall G. Wilkening, 88 Cissna Park

Visitation:  Friday, January 30th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park & Saturday, January 31st from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park
Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 31st at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park
Burial:  Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park

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Patricia L. Regan, 89, of Herrin, Illinois, formerly of Hoopeston

Private family burial will be held at Floral Hill Cemetery.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Regan’s life.

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Marie E. Kietzmann, 89 Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday January 31, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Saturday January 31, 2015 at the funeral home, with Rev. Wade Meranda officiating.  Burial will follow in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Donald L. Brown, 96 of Crescent City

Funeral services will be at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Rev. Robert Sabo will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Garden South in Oak Lawn. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Mary Lou Kaeb, 83, of Cissna Park

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January, 26, 2015 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park. Ministers of the church will officiate. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park.

Visitation will be from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall in Cissna Park and 1 hour prior to the funeral service at the church.


Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.

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Luke Montgomery, 75 of Watseka

Visitation:  Thursday, January 29th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka & Friday, January 30th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Friday, January 30th at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Watseka
Burial:  Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Melinda Beverly (Kirby) Lindsey, 23 Valparaiso, IN formerly of Rossville, IL

A Celebration of Melinda’s Life will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home, 309 East Washington Street, Hoopeston, IL.  Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Melinda’s life.

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Sharon B. Conrad, 74 Donovan

Visitation:  Wednesday, January 28th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka & Thursday, January 29th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Donovan United Methodist Church
Funeral Service:  Thursday, January 29th at 10:30 a.m. at Donovan United Methodist Church
Burial:  Beaver Cemetery near Donovan

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Harold Eugene Franklin, 83, of Beaumont, Texas, formerly of Rossville

Graveside services for Harold Eugene Franklin will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2015, at the Rossville Cemetery, with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating.  Full military rites will be conducted by the Rossville American Legion.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Franklin’s life.

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Donna Stowe 59, of Horse Cave, KY

Cremation Rites have been accorded. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Knapp Funeral Home in Milford is handling arrangements.

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Delores Kaufman, 76 Watseka

Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Friday, January 23, 2015, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A Prayer Service will take place at 6:00 pm.

Funeral Mass will be Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00 am, at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Watseka. Father Michael Powell will officiate.

Burial will be held at a later date following Cremation Rites.

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Alice Davis Nutt Bauer, 94 formerly of Woodland

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 24th at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Watseka

Private Graveside service will be held at GAR Cemetery in Watseka

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Jerell “Jerry” Eshleman, 71 Onarga

Visitation:  Friday, January 23rd from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Funeral Service:  Friday, January 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Burial:  Del Rey Cemetery

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Barry Stone, 87 Hoopeston

Arrangements are private with the Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston

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Wayne E. Schroeder, 84 Watseka

Visitation:  Friday, January 23rd from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka & Saturday, January 24th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka
Burial:  Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Charles “Red” Bailey, 83 Onarga

Visitation:  Wednesday, January 21st from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, January 21st at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Burial:  Ridgeland Twp. Cemetery in Thawville

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Dorothy “Dottie” Martin, 89 Georgetown and formerly of Paris, IL

Graveside Service will be held on Friday, January 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford

The Knapp Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of the arrangements

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Thomas Carpenter, 84 Paris

Per his wishes, he will be cremated. A burial will be held at Clearndon Hills Cemetery in Darien, Illinois at a later date.  Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling arrangements.

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Elva G. Ward Little, 93 formerly of Loda and Rantoul and resided at Country Health in Gifford at the time of her death

Visitation:  Saturday, January 24th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Ludlow United Methodist Church
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 24th at 2:00 p.m. at Ludlow United Methodist Church

Baier Family Funeral Services in Paxton is handling the arrangements

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Joyce Darlene Hedgecock, 84 Hoopeston

Visitation:  Wednesday, January 21st from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, January 21st at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene
Burial:  Floral Hill Cemetery

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements

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Dorothy R. Sweet, 98 Port Charlotte, FL & formerly of Watseka

Graveside service to be held on Monday, January 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

Arrangements are being handled by Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

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Everett Harold Heckerson, 88, of Catlin

A Celebration of the Life of Everett Harold Heckerson will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home, 400 North Vermilion Street, Potomac, with Pastor Ted Rohde officiating.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  A private family burial will be held at Partlow Cemetery in Armstrong.  Memorials may be made to the #10 Church of Christ.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Everett’s life.

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Kate Peters, 87 of Watseka

Visitation Saturday January 17th from 9:30-10:30, with services at 10:30 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will follow in Woodland’s Body Cemetery.

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Marshall Burton, 62 of Hoopeston

Per his wishes, he will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Tuesday January 20, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday January 20, 2015 at the funeral home, with Rev. Dustin Wells officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Janet Marie Carlson, 59 Watseka

Visitation:  Friday, January 16th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.  With a one hour visitation prior to services.
Burial:  Danforth Reformed Church Cemetery in Danforth

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Daniel Lee Compton, 67, of Knox City, Texas, formerly of Hoopeston

 

Arrangements are pending at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Marcella Wheeler, 87, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of the Life of Marcella June Mayberry Wheeler will be at 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home, 309 East Washington Street, Hoopeston, with Dennis Shaddix officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Wheeler’s life.

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Homer Frank Bossong, 99, of Watseka

Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Funeral Services will be Friday, January 16, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, with a one hour visitation prior to services. Pastor Joseph Hughes will be officiating.

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

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Jorge Castro 67, of Onarga

Cremation rites have been accorded, Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Curtis H. Ellis, 65 of Hoopeston

Per his wishes, he will be cremated and no services will be held

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements

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Donald V. Bozell, 90, of Watseka,

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with a one hour prior visitation at the funeral home. Rev. Marty Schoenleber will officiate the service. Burial will take place at a later date at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka with graveside military rites by the Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450.

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Georgia Turner, 86 of Paxton

Visitation will be from Noon to 1, with services at 1pm all Tuesday January 13th at Baier Family Funeral Service in Paxton Burial in Glenn Cemetery

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Donna Norton 69, of Rossville

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will begin at 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Anderson Funeral Home, with Pastor Dan Mikel officiating. She will be cremated per Indian Tradition and her ashes will be scattered on the family’s land that is Indian land in Oklahoma.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Kenneth Dale “Shigs” Goodrum, 77, of Hoopeston, IL

Per his wishes, he will be cremated and no services will be held.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements

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Mayme B. Ewerks 99 of Sheldon

Visitation will be held Friday from 10-11, wither service at 11 all at the Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon. Burial will follow the service in Iroquois Memorial Park Cemetery

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Don P. Rice, 73, of Bismarck

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 19, 2015, at the Holy Family Catholic Church, with Father Ted Pracz officiating.  Following the mass, full military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #210.  Private burial will be held in the Danville National Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Bismarck Fire Station, 17384 East 2750 North Road, Bismarck.  A rosary service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Sunday followed by a Masonic Service at 6:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bismarck Firefighter Fund, Carle Hospice, Holy Family Catholic Church or to the donor’s choice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac to assist them in honoring Don’s life.

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Mary E. Bailey, 90 of Milford

Visitation will be held Saturday January 10th, 2015 from 9:30 until the 10:30 service all at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Atlanta, Illinois. Burial will follow in Funk’s Grove Cemetery in McLean, Illinois

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Wanda M. Vonberg, 86 of Cissna Park

A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date.

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Bette Sue Thiele, 67, of Watseka

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 9, 2015, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka with a one hour visitation held prior to services. Pastor Joseph Hughes will be officiating.

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

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Karl Marcus “Mark” Rodeen, 92 of Paxton

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 9, 2015, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E Pells Street, Paxton with Rev. Tom Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton with military honors by the Paxton American Legion Prairie Post 150.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Felicia L. Smith, 20, of Watseka

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation.

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Rilla F. Parker, 51, of Watseka

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Glenn Raymond School in Watseka. Pastor Michael Kleeberger and Pastor James Griffith will officiate. Private burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Walter H. Anthonsen, 83,

Memorial Services 2:00pm Wednesday at the Evangelical Church in Paxton.

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Elaine F. Oziemkiewicz, 70, of Sheldon

Memorial visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 12:30 p.m. memorial service on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Private burial will be held at Gaffield Cemetery in Iroquois at a later date.

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Ronald “Rondo” Sikma, 55, of Donovan

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 4-8 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:00 am, with a one hour visitation prior to services, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Joel Brown will be officiating.

Burial will follow at Morris Chapel Cemetery in Iroquois, IL.

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Laverne Ruth Morton, 90, of Cissna Park,

Visitation will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park, IL on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 10-11 am.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park, IL with Pastor Hahn officiating.

Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Cissna Park, IL.

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Christopher Wayne Page, 22, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday January 8, 2015, at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday January 9, 2015 at the funeral home, with Steve Unger officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, IL.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Norma Strawser, 80, of Rossville, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday January 7, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will begin at 11:00 A.M. Thursday January 8, 2015 at the Rossville Church of Christ 514 E. Attica St. Rossville, IL, with Pastor Kevin Purdy officiating.  Burial will follow in the Rossville Cemetery.


Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Pauline Ziebart, 92 Hoopeston

Pauline was born October 7, 1922 in Bondville, IL, the daughter of Frank and Lura Leona (Henness) Clary.  She married John Isaac Goodner in 1942; he preceded her in death in 1966.  Pauline later married Donald R. Ziebart in 1969; he preceded her in death in 2005.

Pauline is survived by her son, Theodore A. (Vickie) Goodner of Hoopeston, IL; daughter, Peggy L. (Chuck) Mockbee of Danville, IL; one sister-in-law, Mary Clary of Peoria, IL; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers: Duane, Harold, Maurice and Dale and one sister, Aline Herndon.

Pauline was employed at the FW Woolworth Store, Boat Factory and Muesbeck Shoe Factory.  She then owned and operated her Beauty Shop at her home in Bismarck for 10 years.  She later worked at the Lakeview Hospital as a Licensed Practical Nurse until she retired.  Pauline was a member of the Chestnut Street Church of Christ in Hoopeston, IL.  She enjoyed helping with various activities and mission projects at the church.  Pauline also enjoyed helping with mission projects at the Farmer’s Chapel Church in Danville, IL.

Pauline enjoyed flower gardening and shopping.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 5, 2015 at the Chestnut Street Church of Christ 709 E. Chestnut St. Hoopeston, IL with Pastor Sid Payne officiating.  Burial will follow services at the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Danville, IL.  This land is where her father and brothers farmed and later helped clear the land which is now known as the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Chestnut Street Church of Christ Building fund.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Pauline’s eternal tribute page and to send family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Allen A. Leiding, 86 Crescent City

Visitation:  Saturday, January 3rd from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka & Sunday, January 4th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City
Funeral Service:  Sunday, January 4th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City
Burial:  St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Crescent City

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Annabee C. Horner, 85 Watseka

Visitation:  Friday, January 2nd from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Friday, January 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka

Cremation rites will be made accordingly after services.

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Karen L. (Spain) Gillespie, 58 Catlin, formerly of Potomac

Visitation:  Tuesday, December 30th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac
Celebration of Life:  Tuesday, December 30th at 2:00 p.m. at Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac
Burial:  Potomac Cemetery

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Donna Rae Bellman VanHoveln, 54 Watseka

Visitation:  Wednesday, December 31st from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, December 31st at 2:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date

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Donald D. Hallock, 73 Milford

Visitation:  Tuesday, December 30th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Milford Christian Church in Milford
Funeral Service:  Tuesday, December 30th at 11:00 a.m. at Milford Christian Church in Milford
Burial:  Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland

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Samuel G. Bauer, 77 Cissna Park

Visitation:  Monday, December 29th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park & Tuesday, December 30th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Grace Bible Church in Cissna Park
Funeral Service:  Tuesday, December 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Bible Church in Cissna Park
Burial:  Cissna Park Cemetery

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Helen G. Kaufman, 92 Watseka

Visitation:  Monday, December 29th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Monday, December 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroqouis

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Ellen Dobkins, 77 Hoopeston

Ellen was born on April 6, 1937, in Albany, Kentucky, the daughter of Clarence and Jessie (Byers) Catron.

She is survived by her father; two sons-Martin(Abby)Dobkins, Hoopeston, Illinois and Marvin(Jeanie)Dobkins, Hoopeston, Illinois; grandchildren- Brad Dobkins, Sabrina Dobkins, Jeramy(Ashley)Dobkins, Jessica(Michael Davis)Dobkins, Joshua Dobkins and great-grandchild Lydia Davis; brother- Chet Catron(Pat);Nephew-Mike Catron;2-Aunts,2-Uncles.

She is preceded in death by her mother Jessie Catron, two Aunts, and three Uncles.

Ellen worked as a Machinist First Class at FMC for twenty-one years. She was a member of the Chestnut Street Church of Christ and American Legion Auxiliary.  She loved bowling and was inducted into the Hoopeston Bowling Hall of Fame. She also enjoyed bingo at the legion, softball, book reading and puzzles.

A Celebration of Mrs. Dobkin’s Life will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in Ellen’s name to Hoopeston American Legion. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Ellen’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her memorial page at www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Donald Hallock, 73 Milford

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford

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Tammy June Reyes, 53 Hoopeston

Visitation:  Friday, December 26th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Funeral Service:  Friday, December 26th at 1:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Following the Funeral Service, she will be cremated

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James E. Caspers, 65 Rankin

Visitation:  Friday, December 26th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Baier Family Funeral Home in Paxton
Funeral Service:  Saturday, December 27th at 10:00 a.m. at Baier Family Funeral Home in Paxton
Burial:  Rankin Union Cemetery

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Donald Eugene Wilken, 69 Watseka

Cremation rites have been made accordingly.

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Joy Ann Schaumburg, 65 Milford

Visitation:  Friday, December 26th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Knapp Funeral Home in Milford & Saturday, December 27th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Woodworth
Funeral Service:  Saturday, December 27th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Woodworth
Burial:  Will be held at a later date in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Schwer

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Kenneth L. Blanck, 79 Crescent City, formerly of Cissna Park and Woodworth

Services will be held at a later date with burial to be at Danville V.A. National Cemetery

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Iroquois County Police News from the Weekend

Police arrested Sonceria Grayson 22 of Champaign. She was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear on driving while license suspended. She remained in jail in lieu of bond.

Police Arrested James Mahan 59 of Gilman. Mahan was charged with aggravated domestic battery and violation of bail bond. He reportedly restrained his handicapped wife against her will causing injuries.injuries. Mahan was waiting a court appearance in Iroquois
County.

Car vs. Deer accident on 500 N. 1600 E. Rd, Police reports say Robert Braden Jr. was traveling eastbound when a deer crossed the path of his car and he struck the animal, Braden was taken to Hoopeston Hospital for minor injuries. No citations were issued.

Friday Afternoon police report a traffic accident at the intersection of Jones and Grove in Milford when Shelli Williams 23 of Stockland was traveling eastbound on Jones when a vehicle driven by Becky Puetz 53 failed to yield the right of way and the two collided.

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Timmie Hamende, 54 of Watseka.

Visitation:  Friday, December 26th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, December 27th at 2:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, with a one hour visitation prior to services
Burial:  Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Kenneth Riley, 79 of Watseka

Visitation:  Friday, December 26th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, December 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, with one our visitation prior to services
Burial:  L’Erable Cemetery in L’Erable

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Shirley Jolley, 79, of New Smyrna Beach,  Florida,  formerly of Potomac

Visitation:  Sunday, December 28th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac
Celebration of Life:  Monday, December 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Middlefork United Methodist Church in Potomac
Burial:  Potomac Cemetery

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