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Obituaries

Daniel Vinson Houmes, 75, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 5:01 A.M. Saturday December 29, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born February 23, 1943, in Danville, IL, the son of George Edward and Edith Pauline (Jaynes) Houmes.  His father survives in Corpus Christy, TX.  He married Sandra Hodge on February 23, 1962.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by one daughter, Georgina Houmes Metzler and her fiancé Doug James of Broken Arrow, OK; two sons, Dan B. (Cindy) Houmes of Phoenix, AZ; and Doug (Donna) Houmes of Vail, AZ; one sister, Gayle Houmes Rush of South Bethany Beach, DE; one brother, Chip (Cindy) Houmes of Hoopeston, IL; four grandchildren, Danielle Root, Adria Banas, Ridge Houmes, and Braze Houmes; three great-grandchildren, Jubilee, Boaz, and Phoebe Root; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Houmes; and one granddaughter, Samantha Metzler.

Daniel farmed his family’s farm for forty years.  He served as the Supervisor of Prairie Green Township for twenty-six years, was a member and past president of the Wellington Lion’s Club, and was a lifetime member of the NRA.  He enjoyed model railroads, watching western movies, drinking coffee with his friends in Wellington, and spending time with his family.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday January 4, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday January 5, 2019 at the funeral home, with Rev. Dustin Wells officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the Wellington-Greer Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 143, Wellington, IL 60973 or the Prairie Green Church of Christ, 278 N 2800 East Rd, Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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