Gloria Anne Gullquist, 76, of Clifton passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at her home in Clifton. She was born on August 24, 1941 in Kankakee, the daughter of William and Eva (Kaufman) Dutour. She married Robert E. Gullquist in L’Erable on September 8, 1962 and he preceded her in death on November 24, 1996.
Surviving are one son, Bill (Connie) Gullquist of Clifton; one daughter Nancy Cadle of Bourbonnais; five grandchildren, Paden (Katie) Gullquist of Crown Point, IN, Charlotte (Logan) Myers of Hannibal, MO, Gunnar Gullquist of Clifton, Heath Cadle of Bourbonnais, and Amelia Cadle (Cody Netherton) of Kankakee; two great grandchildren, Elliana Gullquist and Carah Myers; one sister in law, Marcella Coyne of Bourbonnais; and one special friend, Amy Kibbons, who was like a daughter to Gloria.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; son in law, Tom Cadle; four brother in laws, Walter, Harold, Mickey, and Harvey Gullquist; and three sisters-in-law, Della Ruth Gullquist, Lorraine DePasquale, and Jean Emme.
Mrs. Gullquist enjoyed quilting, sewing, and playing cards with her friends. She loved spending time with her family.
Funeral Mass will take place at 10:00 am on Thursday, July 26, 2018 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Clifton. Fr. Doug Hauber will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery in L’Erable.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.
Memorials may be made to Masses.
Elaine Noel-Hubbard, 65, of Beaverville passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born November 30, 1952 in Kankakee, the daughter of Robert and Elva Lade Schaumburg.
She married Joseph Hubbard on February 14, 2004 in Watseka and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Ruby Noel of Cissna Park and Jeanette Noel (Porter Waskosky) of Bourbonnais; two sons, John (Roxann) Noel of Watseka and Terry Noel of Watseka; one sister, Sylvia Clark of Kentland, IN; one brother, Gene (Debbie) Schaumburg of Sheldon; ten grandchildren, Hailey, Ciara, Lannie, Charlie, Joelle, Sabastian, Ian, Noah, Brayson and Ashlyn; two step-sons, Tyson (Jessica) Hubbard of Wichert and Joshua (Crystal) Hubbard of Wichert; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Bobby Schaumburg; one son, Jacob Noel; one brother-in-law, George Clark; one step-son, Travis Hubbard.
Elaine was known as the Cake Lady and loved art. She placed in the State Pool Tournament and earned the right to travel to Las Vegas for the National Pool Tournament. She was a seamstress and altered many wedding and prom dresses.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm on Monday, July 23, 2018 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.
Memorials may be made to the Elaine Noel-Hubbard Memorial Fund.
Diana L. Langellier, 68, of Milford passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in Charlestown, IN.
She was born February 15, 1950 in Watseka, the daughter of George and Lucille Matson and they both preceded her in death. She married Morris R. Langellier on November 7, 1970 in Prairie Green and he preceded her in death on April 10, 2002.
She is survived by one son, Troy Langellier of Milford; one daughter, Rachael Langellier (Joe Thomas) of Charlestown, IN; three sisters, Barbara Schunke of Milford, Sandy (Bobby) Glenn of Monticello, IN and Joann (Bill) Kincade of Milford; one brother, Ken (Lu) Matson of Cape Coral, FL; two grandchildren, Ashley Langellier and Randi Thomas; one great grandson, Jacob Thomas Dent; three nieces; four nephews; and several great nieces and great nephews.
Mrs. Langellier loved people, especially her family. She was a strong willed person who focused on the positives in life and never met a stranger.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.
Memorials may be made to PANCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Foundation).
Ronald M. Meyer, 71, of Cissna Park passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at home after a brief stay at the hospital because of heart complications. He was born March 5, 1947, the son of Milton and Marie Meyer and they both preceded him in death.
Ron will be sadly missed by his sisters and brothers, Carolyn (Harvey) Mink, Roger (Rita) Meyer, Robert Meyer, Sherry (John) Wagner, and Pamela (Dean) Rood, nieces, nephews, and dear friends and cousins.
Ron grew up in Rankin, IL and graduated from Rankin High School in 1965. Ron was a graduate of the University of Illinois with a Masters Degree in Mathematics. Ron taught Math, Physics, and Chemistry at the high school in Dwight, IL before returning to farming in Iroquois County. There he served on the Heritage FS Board. He farmed for many years before retiring three years ago.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park. Burial will follow at Cissna Park Cemetery.
Nathan Michael Walwer, 34, of Watseka passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Watseka. He was born September 20, 1983 in Janesville, WI, the son of Terry Lee Walwer and Pamela Jean Leppard.
He married Brittiney Geisler on February 13, 2015 in Watseka and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Kasen Michael Walwer of Watseka and Khristopher Gamino of Watseka; father and step-mother, Terry (Valorie) Walwer of Watseka; mother, Pamela Jean Williams of Watseka; three brothers, Chad Walwer of Watseka, Joseph (Lexi) Walwer of Thomasboro and Michael McGary of Eaton Rapids, MI; two sisters, Alicia (Matt) Wilkins of North Dakota and Melissa (Josh) DeLahr of Crescent City; one step-daughter, Angelina Resendez of Hoopeston; and one step-son, Rafael Resendez of Hoopeston.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Don & Ruth Leppard and Alice Riston; paternal grandfather, Charles Walwer; grandfather, James Alder; and two brothers, Christopher Walwer and Terry Lee Walwer Jr.
Nathan loved fishing, sports, and spending time with his son.
A memorial visitation will be from 9:00 am until the 11:00 am memorial service on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Centennial Christian Church in Watseka. Danny Tincher and Randy Godby will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Iroquois Memorial Park in Watseka.
Memorials may be made for the family’s wishes.
Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
Services will be at a later date.
Ronald A. Krumwiede, 75, of Cissna Park passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center in Paxton. He was born August 16, 1942 in Watseka, the son of Adolph F. and Frieda Seggebruch Krumwiede and they preceded him in death.
He married Shirley Hauptli on November 5, 1961 at Ash Grove and she survives. He is also survived by three daughters, Dana (Bob) McKeown of Englewood, FL, Deanne (Joe) Rothermel of Broadlands and Dawn (Jay) Martin of Mahomet; one son, Derek (Elissa) Krumwiede of Cissna Park; six grandchildren, Taylor (Marcus) Powers, Chelsea (Zach) Wilkins, Landon Martin, Rianna & Torie Rothermel, and Tara Krumwiede; one great-grandson, Ezekiel Wilkins; two sisters, Ruth Ann Cluver of Buckley and Janie Fritchley of Cissna Park; and one brother, Rich (Glenda) Krumwiede of Cissna Park.
Mr. Krumwiede attended the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park. He was a lifelong farmer, owned & operated Krumwiede Farm Supply in Cissna Park, and was the manager & a salesman at Fast Distributing in Gilman until he retired. He loved fishing and camping with and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Monday, July 23, 2018 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 2:00-6:00 pm on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park, Alzheimer’s Association or Donor’s Choice.
Doctor George E. Cuonzo, of Jupiter, Florida, and formerly of Watseka, Illinois, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2018. He was born in Chicago on June 1, 1936.
George was a mischievous kid and an adventurous teenager who, when not terrorizing the neighborhood, attended Locke School, Steinmetz High School, Wright Junior College and Loyola University School of Dentistry prior to enlisting with the US Navy. On July 27, 1961, he married the love of his life, in San Diego, California. Following his stint in the Navy, he and his family moved to Watseka, Illinois where he practiced dentistry and oral surgery.
George’s loves in life were his family, hunting, guns, cars, airplanes and anything motorized, mechanical or slightly dangerous, and he had the good fortune to be able to enjoy all of those things. He is survived by his wife, Joan, his son, George P., his brother, Frank (Joanne), his brother-in law, Len Pappone and his sisters-in-law, Harriett Phillips and Kathleen Scheufler, as well as his great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his son, Gregory, his grandson, Ryan, his parents and his sister, Camille Pappone.
Although George will be sorely missed by his family and friends, he had a truly wonderful life and his was a good end to a life well lived.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Tequesta, FL.
Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Mass will be at 3:00 p.m. at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka with Fr. Michael Powell officiating.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the 3:00 p.m. memorial service on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale, IL 60521.
Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, Illinois.
Loralice Blakley 87 of Thawville
Memorial Visitation 6-7, Services at 7pm Monday July 23rd at Knapp Funeral Home in Onraga.
Jean M. Bower, 73, of Crescent City passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at her home. She was born August 31, 1944 in Watseka, the daughter of Herman and Martha Tobeck Bruens and they preceded her in death in addition to one brother, Les Bruens and one sister, Aldine Young.
She married Edmund Bower on October 10, 1964 in Kentland, IN and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Kim (Bob) Kirby of McHenry and Sara Bower of Crescent City; three grandchildren, Abby, Nolan and Katie Kirby of McHenry; one brother, Jerry (Shirley) Bruens of Cissna Park; and one sister, Joy (Melvin) Metzger of Lewisburg, PA.
Mrs. Bower was a member of St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka. She worked in the office and cashiered at the Watseka Eagle Grocery Store and also worked at 1st National Bank in Crescent City. Jean took great pride in her work. Jean loved yardwork and maintaining her flower garden, but also enjoyed taking trips across the Western United States to take in the scenery and nature. When not outside, Jean enjoyed doing large puzzles or reading a good book. Jean loved her family and treasured spending time with her three grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 9:00 am until the 10:00 am funeral Mass on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka. Rev. Michael Powell will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Kentland, IN.
Memorials may be made to Masses or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
David Alan Romine, 61, of Watseka passed away on July 14, 2018 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. He was born on August 20, 1956, the son of Walter E. and Eleanor Elaine (Eastburn) Romine. He married the love of his life and his soulmate, Leatha Ann Rogers on November 20, 1982 in Watseka and she survives.
In addition to his wife, Leatha Romine of Watseka, David is survived by one daughter, Tifanie Ann Romine and one son, Ryne Alan Romine; his mother, Elaine Romine of Watseka; one sister, Jeanine (JR) Clifton of Watseka; two brothers, Robert (Cheri) Romine of Ft. Collins, CO and Duane Romine of Watseka; nieces and nephews, Travis, Cody, Brittany, Jeff (Ashley), and Mark (Lacy); great nieces and nephews, Savanna, Ben, Grace, and Logan; sister in law, Marietta Varboncouer; close friend, Bob Buckley; nephews, Todd Fish and Kevin Trumble; sister in law, Kathy Rogers; nephews and nieces, Kirt and Tonya, Doug and Isabel; great niece and nephew, Brandy and David; great great nephew, Eli; niece, Wanda Turnbull; great nephew, Gordon; great nephews, Alijah and Alonzo; great niece, Khloe; nephew, Mike and Kandace; great great niece, Ella Mae; great great nephews, Westin, Cohen, and Brayden; aunt, Eliner Meierle; aunt, Clarice Farrand; uncle, Everett Wood; and many loving cousins and second cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Belinda Eastburn; paternal grandparents, William & Flossie Romine; his father, Walter Romine; uncle and aunt, Orie and Marlene Redman; uncle, Larry Meierle; aunt, Evelyn Eilts; cousin Bill Eilts; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James H. and Eleanor (Wood) Rogers; brother-in-laws, Kenneth, William, James and Colin Kelly Rogers; cousin, Dustin Trudeau; nephew, Bobby Rogers; niece, Kandy Peterson; and great niece, Teresa Rogers.
David attended Watseka schools and graduated from Watseka High School in 1975. He worked hard all of his life. As a kid he helped clean the theater, bailed hay, and did general farm work. David later worked for Lasser’s Furniture Store in Watseka, Kendall Garbage Disposal in Donovan, McCord’s Tire Service in Watseka, and most recently, he worked for over twenty years for the Watseka Public Works Department. He served on the Watseka Fire Department from 1980-2000 as a firefighter, and later became a lieutenant before retiring. Mr. Romine attended church at the United Methodist Church in Watseka. He was very devoted to his church and his church family.
Mr. Romine was a devoted husband, father, son, and brother. He was a great provider for his family and always thought of their welfare first. David was very friendly, kind, and respectful to everyone he met. He always had a smile on his face and would often wave to those he didn’t even know. David was a genuine person that cared for everyone. Children were drawn to him, as he had many special great nieces and great nephews. He was a war and history buff and was very knowledgeable on those topics. He loved the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Vikings. Mr. Romine had many friends. He will be greatly missed not only by his family, but by the Watseka community and the surrounding areas.
Funeral services will at 12:30 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Watseka. Pastor Robert Sabo will officiate. Burial will follow at Iroquois Memorial Park in Watseka.
Visitation will be from 9:30-12:30 on Saturday, July 21, 2018 also at the First United Methodist Church in Watseka.
Memorials may be made to the Family’s Wishes.
ohn W. Farris, 58, of Sheldon passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. He was born November 26, 1959 in Watseka and was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Rose Marie (Walker) and Wayne Farris.
He married Teri Vaughn on January 22, 1983 in Watseka and she survives in Sheldon. Also surviving are two daughters, Ashley Farris of Fowler, IN and Judi Farris of Sheldon; one son, Jonathan Farris of Logansport, IN; one brother, Dave Farris of Watseka; two sisters, Sherry Farris and Donna Farris both of Watseka; and one granddaughter, Maria Provo of Sheldon.
Mr. Farris was a supervisor at Huber Inc. in Kankakee. He loved golfing, fishing, camping and baseball, especially the White Sox.
Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 pm on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon.