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Betty Conrad, 82, of Watseka

Arrangements are pending at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka

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Cathy Brown, 63, of Hoopeston

Per her wishes she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 12:00 – 1:00 P.M. Tuesday May 3, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  No burial will be held.

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Earl J. Blair, 47 of Watseka

Visitation:  Friday, April 29, 2016 from 4-7 pm at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Cremation rites will be recorded following services.

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Cheryl A. Rutledge, 59 of Milford

Visitation:  4-8 pm, Wednesday April 27 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford
Funeral:  10:30 am Thursday, April 28 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford
Burial:  Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford

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Darlene T. Hansen, 88 of Clifton

Visitation:  4-8 pm Wednesday at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.  Prayer Service at 5 pm
Funeral:  Mass of Christian Burial 10 am, Thursday, April 28 at St. Peters Catholic Church in Clifton
Burial:  L’Erable Catholic Cemetery

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Paul W. Cluver, 97 of Watseka

Visitation:  2 Hours prior to Funeral
Funeral:  11 am, Friday, April 29 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka
Burial:  Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka in charge of services

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Edith “Trudie” Reed, 84 of Ferguson, MO

Visitation:  Friday 4-8 pm at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton & 1 Hour prior of Funeral Services at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashkum
Funeral:  11 am Saturday April 30, 2016
Burial:  Ashkum Township Cemetery

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Earl Eberhart, 90 of Renssalaer, IN

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1 pm at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka with Burial to follow at Iroquois Memorial Park in Watseka.

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Robert “Bob” L. Bezely, 85, of Potomac

At Bob’s request, no visitation or funeral services will take place.  A memorial celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Sunday May 1st, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Bob’s namesake, the Robert L. Bezely Gymnasium, located at Armstrong High School, Armstrong, Illinois.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac, to assist them in honoring Bob’s life.

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Paul W. Cluver, 97 of Watseka

Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

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Cheryl Rutledge, 59 of Milford

Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford

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Esta “Alphie” German, 89 of Watseka

Visitation:  4-6 pm, Tuesday, April 26 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford
Funeral:  10 am, Wednesday, April 27 at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka
Burial:  At Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland

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Nadeen P. Crose-Eastburn, 86, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Tuesday April 26, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday April 26, 2016 at the funeral home, with Pastor Gary Milton officiating.  Burial will follow at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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William “Bill” Harrington, 87, of Bloomingdale, Indiana and formerly of Hoopeston and Peoria

Services will be 11:00 am Monday, April 25, at the Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main Street in Marshall.  Burial will be 3:00 pm (Indiana time) at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, Illinois. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 11:00 am Monday at the church.

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Larry D. “L.D” Shipman, 78, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday April 25, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main Street, Hoopeston, Illinois.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday April 26, 2016 at The Church of the Nazarene in Hoopeston, 402 E. Honeywell Ave..  Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Scott Leemon, 53, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. Sunday April 24, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday April 25, 2016 at the funeral home.  Per his wishes he will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered at the family farm.

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Anthony Tuminello III, 49, of Watseka

Visitation:  Monday, April 25, from 3-7 pm at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral:  Monday, April 25 at 7 pm at Baier Funeral Home
Burial:  Private interment following day at Oak Hill Cemetery

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Ronald W. Wood, 90, of Hendersonville, TN

A Celebration of Life for Ron Wood’s will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday April 27, 2016 at Hoopeston United Methodist Church with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating. Burial will follow the service at Floral Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the church.

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston to assist them in honoring Ron’s life.

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Helen L. Husted, 95, of Armstrong

According to her wishes private family services will be held at Blurton Funeral Home with Brian Blackford officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Partlow Cemetery in Armstrong.  Memorials may be made in Helen’s name to Carle Hospice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, 400 North Vermilion Street, Potomac, to assist them in honoring Helen’s life.

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Ellen Elizabeth Forney Finley, 92, Roscoe, IL

passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at the NorthPointe Terrace Assisted Living facility in Roscoe, IL.  A visitation will be held 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Saturday April 23, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  A memorial service will follow the visitation at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Blaze Michael Robinson, 17, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday April 20, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday April 21, 2016 at the funeral home, with Pastor Max McElhaney officiating.  Burial will follow at the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the family C/O Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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Gerald “Jerry” Fordyce, 76 of Beaverville

Visitation:  Friday, April 22, 2016 from 10 am to 12 pm at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral:  Friday, April 22, 2016 at 12 pm at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  To follow services at Oak Hill Cemetery

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Elizabeth Hickman, 97 of Sheldon

Visitation:  Tuesday 4-7 pm at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral:  11 am Wednesday at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Roger W. Brown, 86, of Nashau, NH, formerly of Alvin, IL

A celebration of Roger’s life will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Rossville United Methodist Church.  Graveside rites with military services will be immediately following the celebration at the Rossville Cemetery, in Rossville.

Anderson Funeral Home of Hoopeston is assisting the family with arrangements

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Beulah V.(Bonnie) Chesnut, 91 of Holmes Beach, Florida formerly of Hoopeston

Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at East Lynn Cemetery.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac, Illinois to assist them in honoring Mrs. Chesnut’s life.  Memories or photos may be sent to the family on her memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Mathew Dean Smith, 47, of Clifton

Per Mathew’s wishes, there will be no services but at his request, there will be a Celebration of Life on Saturday, April 16 from 2:00-5:00pm at St. Peter’s Parish Hall, 450 E. 3rd Ave, Clifton.

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Billy Carl, 84, of Cissna Park

isitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Tuesday April 12, 2016 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. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384 and the Hoopeston VFW Buddy Egnew Post #4826.

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Marilyn Gayle Hemmerling, 78, of Frankfort, IN, formerly Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Monday April 11, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home,  Burial will be held at East Lynn Cemetery in East Lynn, IL.

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Darlene Mohler, 78, of Watseka

Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, April 8, 2016 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A one hour visitation will take place prior to services. Pastor Ben Stone will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Watseka

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Jody Hint, 31, of Bismarck

Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held by her family in New York at a later date.

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Patricia A. Wiessner, 63, of Milford

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery at Stockland.

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Doris Hamilton Price, 86, of Onarga

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at Onarga Christian Church in Onarga. Burial will be at Onarga Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga as well as one hour prior to the funeral services on Thursday at church.

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Jon Lloyd “Turtle” Rayls, 47, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Thursday April 7, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  Masonic rites will be held at 7:45 P.M. The funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday April 8, 2016, at the funeral home, with Larry Baughn officiating.  Burial will follow in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Lloyd William Morts, 91 Rossville

Visitation:  Wednesday, April 6th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, April 6th at 1:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Burial:  Rossville Cemetery Military rites will be accorded

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Paul J. Simon, 68 Thawville

Visitation:  Wednesday, April 6th from 1-2 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, April 6th at 2 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Burial:  Ridgeland Township Cemetery at Thawville

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MaryBeth Claire 52 of Watseka

Visitation Monday 4/4/16 from 4-8, with a 3:45 prayer service at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Mass Tuesday at 10am at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Watseka.

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Donna Eastburn 79, of Watseka

Her wake service will be held on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, IL with a prayer service at 5:45 pm recited by Fr. Michael Powell. Her funeral service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Watseka. Burial will be at GAR Cemetery in Watseka.

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Wilbur E. “Bud” Warner Jr., 77, of Hoopeston

visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday April 2, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Per his wishes following the funeral service he will be cremated.  Burial will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday April 6, 2016 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384 and the Hoopeston VFW Buddy Egnew Post #4826.

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Jody Lynn (Rodgers) Hint, 31, of Bismarck

Arrangements are pending with the Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Helen Busch 101 of Arkansas formerly of Cissna Park

A memorial visitation will be held from 10-11:00, with an 11:00 memorial service Saturday 4/2/16 all at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park. Burial in the Easy Lynn Cemetery.

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Judy Lynn Bice, 50, of Armstrong

A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. March 31, 2016, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac.  Burial will follow the service in Potomac Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the family.

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Shirley Roach, 88, of Martinton, IL

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 10:00 am, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Beaverville, IL.  Burial will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Martinton.

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Carl Teig, 79 of Milford

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at Milford with military graveside services by the Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

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Cora May Baker Wernigk Stewart, 95, of Penfield, IL

A Celebration of Cora’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2016, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  Burial will follow the service in Potomac Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. 

 

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Christian Sheehan 22 of Champaign

Visitation will be Thursday, March 31 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West in Savoy. Funeral services will be held at the Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall in Cissna Park on Friday, April 1 at 11:00 am. Burial will be next to his brother, Taylor at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park. A Celebration of Life service will take place at the Twin City Bible Church, 806 W. Michigan, Urbana on the evening of Friday, April 1 at 6:00 pm.

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Johnnie Roach 86 of Clifton

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

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Donald Wene 100, of Watseka

Arrangements will be held at a later date at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Esther Reeder 92 of Milford

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at the Milford Christian Church. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Milford Christian Church as well as one hour prior to the funeral services on Saturday at church.

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Geneva Stipp, 88, of Rossville, IL, formerly of Hoopeston, IL

The family will be celebrating Geneva’s life with a visitation from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday March 23, 2016 at the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene 402 E. Honeywell Ave. Hoopeston, IL.  The visitation will also be from 10-11 with funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday March 24, 2016 at the church.  Burial will follow in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Eugene “Scooter”  Nordmeyer 77 of Chebanse

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the 5:00 pm funeral service on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chebanse. Burial will be at a later date.

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Rita Ann (Woesthaus) Tolch Dean, 77, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sunday March 20, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. A rosary service will be held at 3:45 P.M. The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday March 21, 2016 at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston

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Kathleen Ann Benner, 70, of Woodland, IL,

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 1:00pm-3:00pm, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford, IL. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 3:00pm, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford, IL.  Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Schwer

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Lawrence E. “Larry” Bokker, 86, of Clifton

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church in Clifton. Pastor Ray Bowers will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by VFW and American Legion. Cremation rites will be accorded following the service and private burial will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton as well as one hour prior to the funeral services on Sunday at church.

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Marie Katherine Samet, 97, of Hoopeston. Formerly of East Lynn and Cissna Park.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Christian Bible Church in Cissna Park.  Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery at Cissna Park.

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Christa Bergstrand, 94, of Washington, Illinois, formerly of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Mrs. Bergstrand’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church in Hoopeston, with Pastor Wade Meranda officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday at the church. According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded following the service.

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Larry Salmon 76, Oak Park, IL.

Cremation rites were accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga. Burial will take place at a later date.

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Lois Rosenboom 91 of Crescent City

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Bob (Robert) Lee Bennett, 83, of Danville

A Celebration of Life for Bob Bennett will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday March 12, 2016 at Grape Creek Baptist Church,  Burial will follow the service at Johnson Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2016 at Grape Creek.

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David “Dave” Swank 84 of Paxton

Graveside Service will be held Friday 3/11/16 at 1pm at Glen Cemetery in Paxton.

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Delmer Short, 99 of Gilman

Cremation Rites have been made accordingly

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Winifred Anderson 66 of Milford

A Celebration of life service will be held Thursday 3/10/16 at the First Church of God in Hoopeston from 1-3, Cremation rites have been made accordingly.

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Willard Burger 82 of Martinton

Memorial Services will take place at a later date in Arkansas

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Gerald “Gerry” McCullough 73 of Milford

Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the 1:00 pm funeral service on Friday, March 11, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Watseka.  Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

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Thomas “Leon” Siddens, 83, of Bismarck

A Celebration of Leon’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016, at the First Church of Christ in Bismarck, with Pastor Jim Russell officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Gundy Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Bismarck Fire Station

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Carroll Adams 96 of Watseka

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 11:00a-1:00p, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1:00p, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will follow at Iroquois Memorial Park Cemetery in Watseka.

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Madelyn Enz 99 of Onarga

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga.

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William “Red” Boyer, 82, of Watseka

Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the 1:00 pm funeral service on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at Milford with military graveside rites by the Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450.

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Dallas Martin, 85 of Watseka

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Ben Stone will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 7, 2016 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka as well as one hour prior to the funeral services on Tuesday.

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Elvera Marie Bohlmann, 92, of Watseka IL

Celebration of Life Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka IL . Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Linda Goodrum, 71, of Hoopeston

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.  A graveside service will be held at a later date with the Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston. 

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Jay B. Bishopp, 78, of Sheldon

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon. Burial will immediately follow at Sheldon Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the services from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.

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Bert Eckstein II 83 of Leesburg, FL.

A wake honoring Bert Eckstein will be held at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 4-7pm. The Woodland United Methodist Church will host the funeral services on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at 2:00 pm. Committal will be a private service.

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Dorothy Williams 76 of Watseka

Arrangements are pending at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Harmon Dedric Monk, 76, of Ashkum

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, March 4, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church at Ash Grove.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

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O’Greda “Rita” Davis 99 of Decatur, formally of Watseka.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Sunday March 6, 2016 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. The Order of the Easter Star service will take place at 1:00 p.m. with the funeral service to follow. Burial will follow at L’Erable Catholic Cemetery in L’Erable.

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Isabelle Price, 96, of Danville

A memorial service will be held at a later date with the Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Bradley James Kelnhofer, 34, of Rural Hoopeston

A visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Tuesday March 1, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main Street, Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held following the visitation at 1:00 P.M.,

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Esther Jaquette, 88, of Shelbyville, Illinois, formerly of Bismarck

Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 29, 2016, at Danville National Cemetery.

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Sharon Reynolds, 73, of Hoopeston

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday March 5, 2016 at Antioch Church of Christ 37604 N 1900 East Road Rossville, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Saturday March 5 at the church.  Burial will be held at a later date.

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Clarence “Sonny” A. Brown, 77, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Thursday February 25, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St Hoopeston.  A graveside service will follow the visitation at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland, IL Burial will be at Sugar Creek Cemetery, with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384 and the Hoopeston VFW Buddy Egnew Post #4826.

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Esther Bertsch 87 of Chebanse

Cremation rites are being accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. A memorial service will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chebanse on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 11:00 am. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at Elwood.

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Thomas Zilligen 91 of Ashkum

Arrangement’s are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

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Alan “Jeff” Anderson, 63, of Watseka and formerly of Milford

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.

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Darwin B. Young, 69, of Milford

A memorial visitation will take place from 11:00 a.m. until the 12:00 p.m. memorial service on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Milford Christian Church in Milford.

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Richard E. Harms, 78, of Roberts

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Onarga Cemetery in Onarga.

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Chester “Chet” Bleich, 92, of Crescent City

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Crescent City. Rev. Joel Brown will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery at Crescent City with military graveside rites by the Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.

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David L. Young 64 of Rankin

Visitation will be on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Apostolic Christian Church of Bloomington-Normal and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 10:00 am at the church with ministers of the church officiating. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 pm at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park.

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Charles “Butch” Mansfield of Killeen, TX, formerly of Milford.

A Celebration of Life service is being held Friday February 26th at 2:00 pm at Milford Christian Church.

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Frances M. Brown, 93, of Milford

Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the Milford Christian Church.  Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral services on Friday at the church from 11:00-12:00 noon.

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Evelyn Miller Cox, 96, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Evelyn’s Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20, 2016, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston, with Jason Miller officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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Mary Hines 96 of Venice, FL.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 9am-11am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 11:00 am, at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church.  Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland, IL.

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Rodney Jensen 58 of Clifton

Arrangements are private with the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

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Dorothy J. Schwartz, 86, of Savoy, formerly of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Dorothy Schwartz’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2016, at the Blurton Funeral Home, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Danny C. Thomas, 62, Watseka

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 4-7:30 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7:30pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Minister Elizabeth Reis will officiate. A private family interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Mildred Zelhart 92 of Beverville

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 9:00-11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Graveside Services will take place on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:45 am, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kankakee

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Mary R. Sapp-Short, 83, of Watseka

Private graveside services will take place on Monday, February 15, 2016 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

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Lynnette Hansen, 54, of rural Onarga

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the 12:00 p.m. funeral service on Friday, February 12, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church at Schwer. Rev. Jordan Cooper will officiate. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery at Schwer.

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Donald A. Koester, 85, of Watseka

Visitation will be on Sunday, February 14, 2016 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 pm with Rev. Joel Brown officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County V.F.W. Post #7450 following the funeral service. Burial will be at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery in Crescent City at a later date.

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Roger D. Beaty, 62, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Sunday February 14, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston.  Masonic rites will be held at 7:45 P.M.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday February 15, 2016 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Joyce Frederickson 68 of Woodland

Cremation Rites have been made, burial will be held at a later date in the Papineau Cemetery.

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