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Obituaries Archives for 2019-07

Harold Wayne Heidrick, 75, of Danville

Harold Wayne Heidrick, 75, of Danville, IL, passed away at 9:08 P.M. Tuesday July 23, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born September 21, 1943, in Danville, IL, the son of Arthur and Perrie (Compton) Heidrick.  He married Carol Ehlenfeld on September 17, 1961.  She survives.

He is also survived by one daughter, Jessica (Billy) Heidrick-Cox of Danville, IL; four sons, Jeff Heidrick of Alvin, IL, Brian (Betsy) Heidrick of Danville, IL, Charlie (Amy) Heidrick of Danville, IL, and Eddie (Jennifer) Heidrick of Danville, IL; 14 grandchildren, Jake (Jennifer) Heidrick, Clay (Rachel) Heidrick, Derek (Lindsay) Heidrick, Curtis (Callie) Heidrick, Blake Heidrick, Erin (Devin) Taylor, Lexi Heidrick, Josh Heidrick, Jordan Heidrick, Cole Heidrick, Kayla Heidrick, Abraham Heidrick, Lacie Heidrick, and Saydee Heidrick;  and 9 great-grandchildren, Madison, Bradley, Garrett, Baylor, Gentry, Emily, Gavin, and Cash Heidrick and Harvey Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and two brothers.

Harry graduated 8th grade from Shake Rag Schoolhouse and high school from Bismarck.  He retired from Heatcraft (formerly Bohn Aluminum) after 37 years and then retired from Newell Township after nearly 19 years.  He was a member of the Olive Branch #38 Masonic Lodge in Danville, IL.  Harry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going fishing in Minnesota, and coon hunting with his dogs.  He loved the challenge of getting an old tractor up and running again. 

Per his wishes, he will be cremated.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday August 18, 2019 at Eddie’s farm shop, with Charlie Strange officiating.

Memorials may be made in Harold’s honor to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children 1900 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY 40502-1204; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or Carle Hospice 206 W. Anthony Dr. Champaign, IL 61822.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Joy Horton, 91, of Danville

 

Joy Horton, 91, of Danville, IL, passed away Thursday July 18, 2019 at Danville Care Center in Danville, IL.  Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston, IL.

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Evelyn T. Stevens, 80, of Danville, formerly of Potomac

Evelyn T. Stevens, 80, of Danville, formerly of Potomac, passed away at 12:58 a.m. July 15, 2019, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, in Danville.

Evelyn was born on December 25, 1938, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Malcom and Illa (Brown) Stout.  She married Harry Stevens, in 1979, in Tilton, Illinois.  He preceded her in death in 2012.

She is survived by her sister- Charlene (Tack) Hickman of Potomac; sister-in-law- Sandy Stout of Cape Coral, Florida; and 45 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother- Vern Stout and nephew-Scott Hickman.

Evelyn enjoyed crocheting and knitting, she was known for the afghans that she would make.  She also enjoyed fishing, collecting stuffed bears and saying “Hi’ to everyone and giving them hugs.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Dan Mikel officiating.  Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Morningstar Ministries, 201 N. Chicago St, Rossville, IL 60963.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Evelyn’s life.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Darrin Ray Brewster, 45, of Wellington

Darrin Ray Brewster, 45, of Wellington, IL., passed away at 9:37 P.M. Thursday, July 4, 2019 at his home.  He was born February 5, 1974, the son of Melvin and Brenda (Brewster) Schroeder.  He married Elizabeth Donaldson on May 6, 2000 in Hoopeston, IL.  She survives in Wellington.

 

He is survived by one daughter, Karly Brewster of Wellington, IL; two sons, Andrew Finke (Megan) of Wellington, IL and Allan Finke and fiancé Michelle Herd of Wellington, IL; two sisters, Rhonda (Alan) Henrichs of Onarga, IL and Julie Reeder of Milford, IL; three brothers, Steve Schroeder, Mike (Kim) Schroeder of Milford, IL, and Donald (Trisha) Schroeder of Loda, IL; eight grandchildren, Makenna, Serenity, Maddie, Dominic, Jacob, Memphis, Leland, and Rylan, and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, one brother Melvin Schroeder Jr., one son James Ryan Finke, one granddaughter, Charlie Rose Finke, one grandson, Pheonix Ray Finke, and several aunts and uncles.

 

Darrin was a maintenance technician for Newwave Communications for twenty plus years.  He was a past president for the Hoopeston Jaycees, a JCI Senator, the 64th and 70th Sweetcorn Festival chairman, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rites, a Gao Grotto member, an officer of the Rose Croix, and a member of the Tennessee Squire Association.   Darrin was a past Village of Wellington Board Trustee, a volunteer firefighter and first responder, and an auxiliary officer for Sheldon. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his brothers and spending time with his family and four- legged best friend Gizmo Mogwai.

 

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL with Masonic Rites at 6:45 P.M. The funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor Kenny Ramsey officiating.  Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to the Brewster Family.

 

Visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Darrin’s eternal tribute page and to send condolences to the family.

 

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Norma L. Collier, 84, of Springfield, formerly of Hoopeston

Norma L. Collier, 84, of Springfield, formerly of Hoopeston, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Heritage Health, in Springfield.

Norma was born on January 23, 1935, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Edward E. and Mae E. (Beggs) Long.  She married Charles Collier on October 17, 1970, in Hoopeston.  He preceded her in death on January 21, 1985.

She is survived by one niece- Laura Johnson of Missouri; one nephew- Brian Richter of California; one step-daughter- Cynthia Call of Springfield; one step-granddaughter- Andrea Call of Springfield: and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister- Margaret Richter and step-grandson- Timothy Call.

Norma worked for General Mills, as a farm office clerk, for over 40 years.  She was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church and a past member of the Hoopeston Coin Club.  Norma loved going shopping and was always looking for that special bargain.  She also enjoyed working outside and she would always joke that she would work outside before cleaning inside her house.  Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family. 

A Celebration of Norma Collier’s Life will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Norma’s life.  Memoires or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Humberto Rubio, 59, of Hoopeston

Humberto “Beto” Rubio, 59, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 10:42 A.M. Monday July 1, 2019 at his home in Hoopeston.  He was born November 3, 1959, in Mexico, the son of Antonio Rubio- Olguin and Isaias Rubio-Ponce.

He is survived by his mother, Isaias Rubio-Ponce of Mexico; two daughters, Esmeralda (Victor) Rojas and Alexandria Rubio all of Hoopeston, IL; 5 sisters, Oralia, Martha, Evelia, Ma de la Luz, and Flor Rubio; 3 brothers, Melesio, Liverio, and Martin Rubio; 8 grandchildren, Mauricio, Dulce, Pilar, Maria, Dominic, America, Sofia, and Hugo; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Antonio Rubio Olguin and two sisters, Amelia and Efigenia Rubio.

Humberto worked for the Laborers’ Union Construction Local #274.  He enjoyed spending time with friends and listening to music.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday July 9, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  Following the visitation, cremation rites will be accorded.  Burial will be held in Mexico, following the cremation.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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