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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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William “Will P” Pentecost 55 of Milford

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

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.

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Grace L. Bauer, 89, of Cissna Park

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park. Ministers of the church will officiate. Burial will be at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.

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Wanita Monroney, 86, of Hoopeston, IL

Per her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  A celebration of Wanita’s life will be held 10:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Tuesday February 16, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.

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Danielle Vukobratovich 34 of Newnan, GA formerly of Watseka.

A Celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 3:00pm until 9:00pm, at Celebrations in Watseka, Illinois.

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G. Irene Giles Miller, 93, of Watseka

Cremation rites have been accorded and memorial service will take place at a later date at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. At that time, burial will be in Onarga Cemetery in Onarga.

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Ted E. Purcell, 86, of Watseka

Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the 11:30 am funeral service on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. Rev. Donald Love will officiate. Burial will be in Body Cemetery at Woodland.

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Linda Dunavan 67 of Rossville

A visitation will be held 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sunday February 7, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday February 8, 2016 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Mann’s Chapel Cemetery in Rossville.

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Hazel M. Hainey, 87, of Hoopeston and formerly of Chicago

Arrangements are pending at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Chris Ford, 34, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Thursday February 4, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday February 5, 2016 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Rankin Union Cemetery in Rankin.

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Ethel Probasco 83, of Milford

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. . Burial will be in the Floral Hill Cemetery at Hoopeston.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.

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Dr. Gary Brent Madison, 75, Hamilton, Ontario

A memorial mass will take place at St. John the Baptist Church in L’Erable at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016. Fr. Michael Powell will officiate. There will be a one hour visitation prior to the services on Thursday, also taking place at church. Burial will take place at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in L’Erable immediately following the mass.

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Jason E. Rudin, 27, of Oneida, KS

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at the Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall in Cissna Park. Ministers of the church will officiate. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery at Cissna Park.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Monday, February 1, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and 1 hour prior to the service at the Fellowship Hall.

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Michael A. Kirsch, 57, of West Lafayette, IN

A Celebration of Mike’s Life, be held at 2pm, Sunday, January 31, 2016, at the Benton County Fairgrounds 4H Building, 2743 West State Road 352, Boswell, IN.

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Lois Redburn 88 of Watseka

Visitation Saturday 10-11, with services at 11 all at the Centennial Christian Church in Watseka,

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Paul Wilson 65 of Watseka

A memorial visitation will be held 3-5 Friday at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Herbert Smith 71 of Watseka

Visitation will be held Thursday 3-7, also 10-11 Friday with a 11:00 service Friday at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Nolan Gonzalez, 52, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Thursday January 28, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will held at 11:00 A.M. Friday January 29, 2016 at the funeral home,  Burial will follow in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Harold Taden 81 of Watseka

Arrangements are pending at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

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1/26/15

Here’s your WHPO Sports Update…

NBA…..

Bulls lost to Heat 89-84

College Basketball….

Oklahoma, despite losing to Iowa State last week, remains No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25. North Carolina is a close second.  Iowa jumped from ninth to third, the Hawkeyes’ highest ranking since January 1987.  They were followed by Kansas and Texas A&M, which is at its highest ranking ever. Villanova, Xavier, Maryland, West Virginia and Providence round out the top 10.


#14 ISU pulled another upset, beating #4 Kansas 85-72

#15 Miami beat #24 Duke 80-69

Ohio State beat Penn State 66-46

Local….

HS Girls Basketball-

B-H beat Hoopeston Area 53-40

Milford lost to Westville 58-40.  Emily Duis lead the Bearcats in scoring with 27 pts.

A-P lost to Schlarman 76-32


HS Boys Basketball-

Hoopeston Area travels to GRF tonight

101 Country will be live @ Milford as the Bearcats host Salt Fork


-Kevin Jett

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Garry Fortin 75 of Watseka

Cremation Rites have been accorded, burial will be held at a later date with Baier Funeral Home in Watseka,

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Zachary Eugene Highfill, 42, of Ogden, formerly of Potomac

A Memorial Visitation for Zachary Highfill will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 2016, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac.  Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2016, at the Potomac Cemetery, with Pastor Randy Holden officiating.  According to the families wishes cremation rites have been accorded.

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Danny Len Longfellow, 58, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Wednesday January 27, 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. Wednesday January 27, 2016 at the funeral home, with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating.  Burial will follow in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Marilyn (Thomison) Dykstra, 81, Pharr, Texas and Pardeeville, Wisconsin

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 9am-11am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 23, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, IL. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Jerry Cleary, 90 of Ashkum

Visitation will be held Sunday 1/24 from 2-6pm at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. Funeral Mass Monday 1/25 at 10am at the Assumption BVM Catholic Church in Ashkum. Burial will follow in the Ashkum Catholic Cemetery.

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Clara M. Yarbrough, 84, of Rossville

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday January 30, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home, .  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Ardis Lemenager 92 of Ashkum

Visitation 9-11, Service at 11 all Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church in L’Erable. Burial will follow in the L’Erable Catholic Cemetery.

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Ruth Gossett, 89, of Red Bud, IL, formerly of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Tuesday January 19, 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. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Jeremiah Ratliff officiating.  Burial will follow in Schwer Cemetery in Milford, IL.

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Curtis Feller, 77 of Watseka

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the First Christian Church in Watseka. Rev. Wayne Meyer will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm on Thursday at All Saints Cemetery in Bourbonnais.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and one hour prior to the funeral service on Thursday at church.

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Harold “Hal” V. Turngren, 75, of Mahomet, formerly of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Harold “Hal” V. Turngren’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2016, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston, with Pastor Patti Wise officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery, with full military honors conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion.  Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Blurton Funeral Home, 309 E. Washington Street, Hoopeston, Illinois.  Visitation will also be held in Mahomet from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016, at the Mahomet Christian Church, 908 North Lake of the Woods Road, Mahomet,

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Priscilla Mae Hagen, 76, of Watseka

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Trinity Church in Watseka. Rev. Marty Schoenleber will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm on Friday, January 15, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.

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Viola “Vi” Redman 87, of Mo. formerly of Watseka

Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Rev. Robert Sabo will officiate. Burial will follow at GAR Cemetery in Watseka.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am-1:00 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Conrad Arseneau 88 of Watseka

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka. Fr. Michael Powell will officiate. Burial will follow at Iroquois Memorial Park in Watseka.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Monday, January 18, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with a wake service taking place at 4:00 pm.

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Virginia Grace Hatfield, 91, of Hoopeston, IL

The visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. on Friday January 15, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 A.M. on Friday January 15, 2016 at the funeral home, with Rev. Thomas Cici officiating.  Burial will follow in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Ethel Hopkins 94 of Chebanse

Visitation Tuesday 9-11, with services at 11 all at the United Church of Christ in Chebanse. Burial in the Askum Cemetery.

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William “Bill” Cornelius Sr., 91 of Rankin

Visitation: 1 hour prior to the service at the church
Funeral:  2:00pm, Sunday, January 10 at the Rankin United Methodist Church
Cemetery:  Rankin Union Cemetery

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Sheldon Hinderliter, 88 of Watseka

Funeral: Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka at a later date
Cemetery:  Interment will be held in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL following the service

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Michael J. Lynam, 41 of Sheldon

Funeral:  Cremation rites will be accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon

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David Lee McClure, 78 of New Jersery and formerly of Hoopeston

Visitation:  Saturday, January 9th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Celebration of Life:  Saturday, January 9th at 1:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Burial:  Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston

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Joanne M. Tate, 85 of Indianapolis, IN, formerly of Armstrong

According to her wishes cremation rites have been accorded by the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac
Graveside Services will be held on Monday, January 11th at 1:00 p.m. at the Partlow Cemetery in Armstrong

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Ethel Hopkins, 94 Chebanse

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton

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Jeffrey “Jeff” Wayne Creighton Sr., 52 Potomac

According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded by the Blurton Funeral Home.
Memorial Service:  Friday, January 8th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac

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Teresa Ann (Rowell) Kohl, 61 Hoopeston

Visitation:  Friday, January 8th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston

Following the funeral services she will be cremated.

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Alvin Dale Brandenburg, Sr., 84 Sheldon

Visitation:  Friday, January 8th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Iroquois Memorial Park in Watseka

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Carolyn “Sue” Justice-Cade of Searcy, Arkansas, formerly of Hoopeston

Visitation:  Tuesday, January 5th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Moore’s Funeral Home in Cabot, Arkansas
Funeral Services:  Wednesday, January 6th at 10:00 a.m. at Moore’s Funeral Home in Cabot, Arkansas

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Lisa Brutlog, 55 Crescent City

Visitation:  Friday, January 8th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. & Saturday, January 9th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka

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Geraldine “Gerry” Sullivan, 89 Watseka

Visitation:  Monday, January 4th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Monday, January 4th at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Watseka
Burial:  Body Cemetery in Woodland

Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka is handling the arrangements

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Phyllis Ilene Coon, 77 Hoopeston

Visitation:  Tuesday, January 5th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Memorial Service:  Tuesday, January 5th at 6:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston

Per her wishes, she will be cremated and no burial will be held

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Barbara Hyde, 76 Danville

Arrangements are pending at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac

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John Griner, 64 Danville

Arrangements are pending at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac

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Margaret E. Bruniga, 95 Crescent City

Visitation:  Thursday, January 7th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka & Friday, January 8th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Crescent City
Funeral Service:  Friday, January 8th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Crescent City
Burial:  St. Peter Lutheran Church in Crescent City

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Mary Ann McGrew, 83 Watseka

Visitation:  Saturday, January 9th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 9th at 3:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Private Interment, Body Cemetery in Woodland

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Helen B. Janssen, 98, of Cissna Park

Visitation will be on Friday, January 1, 2016 from 3-6 pm at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and one hour prior to the funeral service at church. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park with the ministers of the church officiating. Burial will at held at 12:30 pm on Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Buckley.

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Velma Grills, 94 of Clifton

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton

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Betty J. Hollen, 87, of Hoopeston, IL

Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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David Lee McClure, 78, of Parsippany, New Jersey, formerly of Hoopeston

Arrangement are pending at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Hester Ford, 96 of Loda

Visitation will be on Saturday January 2, 2016 from 9:30 am -11:30 am at Gibson City Bible Church. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am Saturday at the church .. Burial will be in the Chatsworth Cemetery.

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James Christopher “Jim” Thilmony, 88, of Rankin, IL,

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday December 29, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with a rosary service at 6:45 P.M.  The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday December 30, 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church 423 S. Third St. Hoopeston, IL, with Father Patrick O’Neal officiating.  Burial will follow in the Rankin Union Cemetery in Rankin, IL.  Military rites will be accorded by the Cissna Park American Legion Post 527.

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Artie Lee Bratcher, 68, of Watseka, IL

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Nourie will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date.

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Charles Disosway 90 of Watseka formally of Sheldon

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.  Burial will be in the Sheldon Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450.

Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Marsha K. Lynch, 65, of Hoopeston

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford. Visitation will be from 11-12:45 before the funeral services on Tuesday.

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Robert “R.V.”  J. Vaughn, 57, of Rossville, IL

visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Monday December 28, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday December 29, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home.  Burial will be at the Rossville Cemetery in Rossville.

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Myrl “Huck” Marshall, 87, of Littleton, CO and formerly of Watseka

Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12 noon at the First Christian Church (546 N. 6th St.) in Watseka. Funeral services will be at 12 noon at the church with Pastor Ben Stone officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450.

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Bernice H. Rosalius, 93, of Crescent City

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 28, 2015 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Crescent City. . Burial will be in St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery at Crescent City.

Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 27, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

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Sarah Dunn, 98 of Berne, IN. Formerly of Watseka

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Sheldon Hinderliter, 88 of Sheldon

Arrangements are pending at Kanpp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Bertha LeClair, 101, of Clifton

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Mass will be held Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at 10:00 am, at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Watseka. Father Michael Powell will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date, at L’Erable Cemetery.

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Rosella J. Bowers, 96, of Chebanse

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton with a rosary at 7:00 p.m.

A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 at Sts. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Chebanse. Burial will be at Sts. Mary and Joseph Cemetery in Chebanse.

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Elida Rodriguez, of Champaign

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Wednesday December 23, 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church 423 S. Third St. Hoopeston.  The funeral mass will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. at the church, with Father Patrick O’Neal officiating.  Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Norman “Peanut” Bertram 77, of Sheldon

Cremation Rites will be made accordingly

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Winifred J. Ervin, 82, of Rossville, IL

A visitation will be held 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sunday December 20, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday December 21, 2015 at Rossville United Methodist Church 116 Maple St Rossville, with Pastor Carl Mesiti officiating.  Burial will be at the Rossville Cemetery in Rossville.

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Granville Calvin “Stoney” Stone

A visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Thursday December 17, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday December 18, 2015 at Danville National Cemetery in Danville, IL, with military rites being accorded by Danville American Legion Post #210.  Burial will be at Danville National Cemetery, with Pastor Sid Payne officiating. 

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements

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Byron Breymeyer, 66 Ellsworth, IL

Visitation:  Wednesday, December 16th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Schwer
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, December 16th at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Schwer
Burial:  St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Schwer

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Kathleen “Kathy” Lanoue, 61 Martinton

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in L’Erable. The Rev. James Holup will officiate. Friends may call at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Friday. A parish prayer service will be held Friday evening. Burial will be in the L’Erable Catholic Cemetery.

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Olive H. Garrison, 94, of Watseka, formerly of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, December 17th at 2:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 17th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Burial in the Floral Hill Cemetery

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Melba E. Wilber, 75, of Armstrong

A Celebration of Mrs. Wilber’s Life will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 17, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac, with Pastor James Blue.  Burial will follow the service in Partlow Cemetery in Armstrong.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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Robert “Bob” Tonner, 87, of Watseka

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 3-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Prayer service will take place at 3:00pm. Mass will be held on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 11:00 am, at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Watseka. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, Illinois

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Elizabeth “Beth” (Forney) Finley, 92, of Roscoe, IL

Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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James “Jim” Curtis Edenburn, 82, of Potomac

A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 12, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac, with Brian Blackford officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Potomac Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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Dorothy “Dot” Heidorn, 83 of Crescent City

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

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Travis Alan McCalla, 33, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Thursday December 10, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday December 11, 2015 at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Marvin Buhrmester, 89, of Hoopeston

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.  According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation.  Services and burial will be held at a later date in Floral Hill Cemetery with full military honors to be conducted.

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Darlene Brooks, 59, of Potomac

Celebration of Darlene’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2015 at Blurton Funeral Home, Potomac. Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded by the Blurton Funeral Home.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Darlene’s life.

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Homer Beall 85 of Watseka formerly of Stockland

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Stockland United Methodist Church. Rev. Gail Meyers will officiate. Burial will be in the Sugar Creek Cemetery at Stockland with military graveside rites by the Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

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James C. Grider, 93 Florence, TX, formerly of Potomac

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Wednesday December 9, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Wednesday December 9, 2015 at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the Potomac Cemetery in Potomac, with military rites being accorded by the Potomac American Legion Post #428.

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L.C. Willie Gillenwater, 87, of Watseka

A memorial visitation and service will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at True Vine Ministry in Watseka.  Burial will be held at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

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James F. Paulissen, 80 of Watseka

A memorial visitation will be from 5:00 pm until the 8:00 pm memorial service on Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

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Vivian M. Lovelass, 94, of Watseka

Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 pm on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with a prayer service at 5:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am on Monday, December 7, 2015 at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

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Joyce E. Beesley, 82, of Onarga

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga. Rev. Dr. Karl Beesley will officiate. Burial will follow at the Onarga Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga.

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LaVern E. Natschke, 80, of Saint David, AZ and formerly of Aroma Park

Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the 12:00 pm funeral service on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with Rev. Dave Nabinger officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.

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Donna A. Moore, 83, of Milford

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the 12:00 p.m. funeral service on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at the Milford Christian Church. Revs. Gary Milton, Brent Zastrow and Neil Larimore will officiate. Burial will be at a later date.

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Kareem Marshall, 35, of Hoopeston

He will be cremated.  Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

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Joyce A. Glenn, 75, of Georgetown, Florida, formerly of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Monday December 7, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday December 8, 2015 at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Roger Dale “Catnip” Moulden, 71, of Rossville, formerly of Potomac

According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded by the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac.  Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Potomac Cemetery with Pastor Dan Mikel officiating.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Morningstar Church in Rossville

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L.C. Willie Gillenwater, 87 Watseka

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

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LaVerne “slim” Price, 88 Onarga

Visitation:  Friday, November 27th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Funeral Service:  Friday, November 27th at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Burial:  Onarga Cemetery

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Joseph “Joe” McNeely, 63 Clarence

Arrangements are pending at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston

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