Carolyn Mae Hari, 96, of Phoenix, AZ formerly of Cissna park and Loda, IL passed away on August 22nd 2020 at her home.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00am on Monday, August 31 at the Apostolic Christian Church in CIssna Park with a visittation 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial is sset for the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park.
Knapp Funeral Home in CIssna Park is handling arrangements.
Angela Lynn Rutledge, 72, of Watseka passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. She was born September 16, 1947 in Danville, the daughter of Charles and Vonna (Knerr) Rutledge.
She is survived by her mother, Vonna Boughton of Watseka; brother, Rollin (Patricia) Boughton of Watseka; sister, Evelyn Boughton Ferry of Chicago; two half-brothers; one half-sister; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father and step-father.
Cremation rites will be accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and a memorial service will be held Thursday 9/3/20 11am at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
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Dawn Lynn Mullen, 59, of Milford passed away Monday, August 24, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. She was born November 14, 1960 in Watseka, the daughter of Harvey “Sonny” Haxton and Janice (Krueger) Rogers and they preceded her in death in addition to her step-father, Alfred Rogers; one brother, Charlie; and one brother-in-law, Ronnie Woodby.
She is survived by one son, Brandon (Heather) Mullen of Lafayette, IN; one daughter, Myndi (Jason) Mennenga of Milford; five grandchildren, Allyssa Mullen, Meeya Mennenga and Lyla Mennenga all of Milford, and Sparrow and Osprey Mullen of Lafayette, IN; one brother, Steve (Dawn) Haxton of Wisconsin; three sisters, Debbie (Ron) Johnson of Milford, Terri Woodby of Milford and Kim (Terry) Longfellow of Hoopeston; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Ms. Mullen was a member of the Milford Christian Church. Dawn had been employed by Casey’s General Store in Milford for several years before her illness. She loved being with her family and loved her grandchildren dearly. She enjoyed her children’s sports throughout their years in school.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Milford Christian Church. Rev. Brent Zastrow and Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate. Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the Milford Christian Church and 1 hour prior to the service also at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Milford Ambulance or Donor’s Choice.
Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.
Ralph Anthony Perez, 61 of Onarga passed away at his home on Sunday, August 23, 2020. He was born on May 30, 1959 in Chicago, the son of Rafael and Lucy (Delgado) Perez and they preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Larry.
He is survived by two daughters, Tiffany Perez of Michigan and Amber Perez of Rantoul; two grandchildren, Blake Perez and Sophia Abels, both of Michigan; three sisters, Helen Southern of Alabama, Juanita Perez of Seattle, WA and Roseann Klasen of Gilman; one brother, Vincent Perez of Chicago; and the mother of his children, Sandra Perez of Michigan.
Mr. Perez owned and operated several businesses. He enjoyed playing games, vacationing, and traveling.
Cremation rites will be accorded by Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Billy Gene King, 58, of Milford, IL, passed away Monday August 17, 2020 at his home in Milford. He was born November 2, 1961, in Watseka, IL, the son of Ronnie and Nancy Jo (Johnson) King.
He is survived by his significant other, Sharon Lile McCarty of Milford, IL; one daughter, Amanda Jo King of Danville, IL; one son, Keith William King of Bloomington, IL; two brothers, Mike (Tammy) King of Watseka, IL and Carey (Mel) King of Reno, NV; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Tya.
Billy worked for Grant Township and later worked at Kirks Disposal. He enjoyed fishing, camping, and riding 4-wheelers.
Cremation rites will be accorded, and no services will be held.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Billy’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.
Lucille Vivian Johnson, 105, of Onarga passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at her home in Onarga. She was born on March 23, 1915 in Hazel Crest, IL, the daughter of Hugo and Alma (Wadman) Sowdergren. She married Carl John Johnson in Harvey, IL on September 30, 1938 and he preceded her in death on December 10, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are one daughter, Carol Brinkman of Onarga; one granddaughter, Lauren (James) Osman of Homewood; two great grandchildren, Colleen (Justin) Carter of Cary and Cole Osman of Homewood; and five great-great grandchildren, Tristan, Madylin, Jacob, Ava, and Hudson.
Mrs. Johnson was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientists in Boston. She enjoyed spending time with her family as well as following politics.
Private interment will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.
Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice.
M. Dwayne Hallock, 88 of Watseka, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. He was born on August 25, 1931 in Hoopeston, the son of Martin and Alta (Clute) Hallock.
He married Christine Anne Mear on September 27, 1958 in Martinton and she preceded him in death on April 2, 2014. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Donald; and one daughter, Deborah Anne Lubbert.
He is survived by two daughters, Michele Marie Hallock of Aurora, CO and Mary Hallock of Chicago.
Mr. Hallock was a member of the Watseka American Legion Post #23. He served in the United States Marine Corp from January 1952 until January 1954 during the Korean War. From a young age, he enjoyed working with his father at the grain elevator. He graduated from Donovan High School, where he met his wife, Christine. After he was honorably discharged in 1954, he worked as a farmer and in factories until he started with the Sheriff’s Department in 1967, where he would serve 27 years until he retired in 1994. He was a train enthusiast and enjoyed going to train shows and expanding his collection he started as a child. He also enjoyed reading about trains and history, going to family reunions, watching football, basketball, and baseball, and was an avid Cubs fan.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka with graveside military rites by Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450.
Memorials may be made to Watseka American Legion Post #23.
Marshall Savage, 77, of Milford, IL, passed away at 2:30 P.M. Tuesday August 11, 2020 at his home. He was born April 23, 1943 in Glasgow, KY, the son of Shelby and Bertha (Hunt) Savage.
He is survived by two sisters, Linda (Tom) Habel of Shelbyville, TN and Donna (Bill) Hudson of Hoopeston, IL; brother, Gail Savage of Hoopeston, IL; brother-in-law, Tom Lowe of Cumby, TN; and nieces and nephews, Angel Savage, Trent and Patsy Savage, David Kochell, Joe Savage, Stephen Hyde, Josey and Kelsie Vaughn, Eric Habel, Buddy Habel, Bryan and Sissy Biddy, Tommy Habel, Tim and Beth Clem, and Natosha Menschel.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Carol Lowe; and two brothers, Junior “Doggie” Savage and Larry “Cotton” Savage.
Marshall worked at Howard Industries in Milford until his retirement. He then became a caregiver for a very special lady, Elizabeth Phelps and he always had a smile on his face when he spoke of her. Everyone that met Marshall could sense how amazing he was. He enjoyed gardening, working on cars, and mowing. He had a group of friends who were very special to him and they enjoyed going to different restaurants together and were always laughing at and with each other. Marshall was loved and appreciated by all who knew him.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday August 24, 2020 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston with Rev. Gary Milton officiating.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
Dora A. Arnold, 88, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Martinton, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Presence Our Lady of Victory in Bourbonnais. She was born on March 20, 1932 in Bonfield, the daughter of George and Etta (Arthur) Arnold.
She is survived by one son Randy Arnold, and his partner Gregg Fernandez, of Thornton, CO; a niece Vicki Sain of Kankakee; and one sister Mardene Arnold of Watseka. Dora was also extremely close to the Wingerter children.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers Welty Arnold and George “Berle” Arnold; and six sisters, Lucille Cousin, Edith Palermo, Gertrude Martin, Tevis Wingerter, Velma Blanton and Dorothy Arnold.
Dora enjoyed traveling. Throughout her life, she had visited twenty plus countries and forty plus states. She also enjoyed spending summers in Colorado.
Private graveside services will be held at Kankakee Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the ARC of Iroquois County.
Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
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Betty Trumble, 92, of Watseka, passed away on April 16th, 2020, at Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka.
A funeral service is scheduled for Monday, August 17th, 2020 at 2:00PM at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will follow at the G.A.R. Cemetery in Watseka.
A visitation is set for Monday, August 17th, 2020 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka from 12-2pm
Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka is in charge of arrangements.
Erma (Meents) Janssen Steiner, 93, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Formerly of Milford and Cissna Park, she was residing at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka when she was called to her heavenly home with prayers of her loved ones surrounding her.
Erma was the sixth child of Fred and Marie (Classen) Meents, born on December 12, 1926. She was baptized at the home of her maternal grandparents prior to the funeral of her mother. She was raised by her eldest paternal aunt, Marie (John) Klumker.
She married Edwin Janssen of Milford on March 14, 1948 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kankakee. He preceded her in death in 1981. To their marriage three children were born. Surviving are son, Wayne (Sue) Janssen of Watseka; daughter, Sharon (Charles) Crow of Danville; and daughter-in-law, Sara Janssen of Milford. Her son, Darrell Janssen preceded her in death in 2017. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Aimee (Greg) Robinson, Nathan (Heather) Janssen, Carmine (John) Dwyer, Jeanette (John) Conrad, Julie (Uzi) Ashkenazi, and Alex (Tara) Janssen. She has 13 great-grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren, and one step-sister, Lois (Jerry) Vogel.
She married Raymond Steiner Sr. on July 31, 1988 at the Loda Lutheran Church in Loda. He preceded her in death in 2011. She is survived by two step-children, Sharon (Ray) Knake and Raymond (Lois) Steiner Jr. She was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Diane.
Also preceding her in death were her brother, Wilfred (Marie) Meents and sisters, Mae, Ethel, Gertrude (Orval) Peters, Mildred (Vincent) Voigt, and Helen Burridge.
Erma spent many years teaching Sunday School and VBS at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford. She looked forward to attending and volunteering at the Iroquois Co. Fair. She enjoyed square dancing and traveling. She spent hours crocheting, making sure each newborn grandchild received a special blanket, and that numerous church bazaars had a stock of her handiwork. Her faith was obvious as one could often hear her humming her favorite hymns. She knew hundreds of them as evidenced by the shelves of hymnals she collected and cross referenced. She was an avid reader.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm until the 1:30 pm funeral service on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church or Our Savior Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
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Judith Anne Green, 77, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 9:38 A.M. Monday August 10, 2020 at her home in Rossville, IL. She was born January 2, 1943 in Bloomington, IL, the daughter of Ralph C. and Pauline (Taylor) Morgan. She married Duane Hoose and together they had two sons. She later married Mike “Greenie” Green on December 26, 1999 at New Bethel Church in Rossville. He survives in Rossville.
She is also survived by her two sons, Mark (Joanna) Hoose of Mountain View, CA and Matthew (Amy) Hoose of Danville, IL; four sisters, Carolyn Sue Johnson of Normal, IL, Joyce Changnon of Mahomet, IL, Paulette (Jack) Mara of Falmouth, MA, and Pamm (Rich) Mihm of Champaign, IL; two brothers, Ralph (Carol) Morgan of Normal, IL and Rick (Lisa) Morgan of Champaign, IL; three sisters-in-law, Maralee Morgan of Normal, IL, Sheryl Morgan of Bloomington, and Jan (Scott) Preston of Hoopeston, IL; one granddaughter, Nora Justine Hoose; numerous nieces and nephews; and her extended family, Robert and Erin Danner and her “adopted” grandchildren, Macy and Alex Danner.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John, Stanton, and David Morgan; one sister-in-law, Mary Morgan; and two brothers-in-law, Eldon Johnson, and Stan Changnon.
Judy worked at the Bank of Rossville which later became the Bank of Rantoul Rossville Branch until her retirement. She was a member of the Rossville United Methodist. She enjoyed reading and loved to go shopping especially with her sisters and her beloved granddaughter, Nora. Judy also loved spending time with Matt and Amy, visiting Mark, Joanna, and Nora in California, and sharing her life with Mike.
Judy’s family would like to give a special thanks to the Carle Hospice North team for their care and compassion.
A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday August 17, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. A private family funeral service will be held, and burial will be in Mann’s Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 4234 N Knoxville Ste B,
Peoria, IL 61614.
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Mary L Carley, 92, of Watseka passed away on Saturday, August 8th, 2020 at her home. She was born March 5, 1928 in Evanston, IL, to A.J. (Sox) and Dorothy Griffin (Minner) Sodini. She married M. Dale Carley on August 16, 1951 in Streator, IL and he preceded her in death on March 15, 2018. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Joanne O’Donnell, and 1 niece.
Surviving are two sons, Dr. James A. (Linda) Carley of Pontiac, IL and Steven (Mary E) Carley of Crescent City, IL. 9 Grandchildren: Jamie (Rick) Doubet of Pontiac, IL, Dr. Ryan (Dr. Natalie) Carley of Pontiac, IL, Lindsay (Dr. Nick) Buchheit of Lake St. Louis, MO, Dr. Blake (Dr. Alexandra) Carley of Mequon, WI, Dr. Kelsey (Eric) Davis of Pontiac, IL, Tyler Carley and Tristan Carley of Pontiac, IL, Dillon Carley and Cody Carley of Crescent City, IL. Mary also has 18 great grandchildren.
Mary was a member of St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka as well as a longtime member of Shewami Country Club. She was a lifetime member of the Iroquois County Hospital Auxiliary and Iroquois County Historical Society, and also a board member of Iroquois County Republican Women for over 40 years. Mary retired as a bookkeeper of Carley Advertising in 1994.
Mary loved her family and many dear friends. She was grateful for a long and happy life on this beautiful earth and appreciated every day.
A private service will be held at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka on Saturday, August 15th. Private burial will be in Flesher Cemetery in Crescent City, IL.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice or the Watseka Elks Lodge.
Genevra M. Gooding, age 101, of Watseka passed away on Saturday, August 8th, 2020 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.
A Private Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Catholic Church in Earl Park, IN
Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka is handling arrangements.
Charles “Charlie” D. Goldsby, 78, of Gilman passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Amita St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He was born April 25, 1942 in Gilman, the son of Elza and Emma (Lytle) Goldsby Sr. and they preceded him in death in addition to three brothers, four sisters, and one son, Charles David Goldsby Jr.
He married Mary Ann Rosson on December 21, 1963 at the Nazarene Church in Gilman and she survives. Also surviving are one son, James (Linda) Goldsby of Fairbanks, Alaska; three grandchildren, Tommy, Mary and Derek; one brother, Eugene “Gene” Goldsby of Gilman; one sister-in-law, Tina Clary of Dongola; and many nieces and nephews.
Charlie was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling, trap shooting, motorcycles, and playing pool.
Cremation rites will be accorded by the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.
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Jerry L. Orr, 81 passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Amita Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago. She was born on February 23, 1939 in Rosiclare, the daughter of Charles Otis and Viola (Farrell) Milligan.
She married Louie D. Orr on June 26, 1964 in Harrisburg, and he preceded her in death on June 11, 1974. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by one daughter, Lisa D. Warhurst of Savannah, GA; one son, David W. Orr (Cathy Schroeder) of Bourbonnais; four grandchildren, Lucas Crews, Landon Crews, Tiara (Dakota) Becker, and Cayley Orr; five great-grandchildren, Lucas Jr., Aaron, Natalie, Camden, and Shelby; special mention, Patti Spence; and was blessed with many devoted friends.
Jerry devoted most of her life to taking care of other people and enjoyed doing so.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. Rev. Kene Whybrew will officiate. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Manteno.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton, as well as one hour prior to the service.
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Leona A. Vitous, 85, of Martinton passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Amita St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. She was born on September 1, 1934 in Crescent City, the daughter of August and Wanda (Schulz) Reder.
Leona is survived by one son, Greg (Cathy) Vitous of Kentland, IN; two grandchildren, Alex and Rachel Vitous of Kentland; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ella Case and Elsie Reder; two brothers, Ferdinand Reder and August Reder; and two sons, Mark Vitous and Mike Vitous.
Mrs. Vitous was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. She was an alumnus of Lakeview Nursing School in Danville. Leona was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed traveling, especially with her family.
Funeral services will take place at 10:00 am on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. Rev. Alex McNally will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Evergreen Park at 1:00 pm.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service, from 9:00-10:00 am on Friday.
The Baier Funeral Home in Watseka is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka.
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Melvin Henry Seggebruch, 90 of Onarga passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was born on December 19, 1929 in Onarga (Ash Grove Twp.), the son of Henry and Emilie (Hoppe) Seggebruch.
He married Marlene Marie Lubben on July 8, 1951 in Grand Prairie, TX and she survives. He is also survived by four sons, Duane “Dewey” Seggebruch of Milford, Les D. (Joann) Seggebruch of Cissna Park, Rod Seggebruch of Cissna Park, and B.R. (Beth) Seggebruch of Cissna Park; nine grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, ten siblings, and one daughter-in-law, Donna.
Mr. Seggebruch was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove all his life, where he held the positions as an Elder, Sunday School teacher, and many other capacities throughout the years. He Served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Melvin was also a member of the Cissna Park American Legion Post #527, the Holstein Dairy Association, Lakeview Country Club in Loda, and was on the Cissna Park school board for several years. He coached Little League, was a 4-H leader, enjoyed golfing, and farmed in the Cissna Park area for many years.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove. Rev. Tim Hahn will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Ash Grove with graveside military rites by Cissna Park American Legion Post #527.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove or Cissna Park American Legion Post #527.
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Beatrice “Bea” LaVoie, 81, of LaHogue passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at her home. She was born December 8, 1938 in Watseka, the daughter of Dorance M. and Ogreda (Gagnon) Tammen and they preceded her in death. She married Clarence “Ted” LaVoie on July 9, 1960 in Gilman and he preceded her in death on May 16, 2016.
She is survived by two daughters, Laurie LaVoie of LaHogue and Debbie (Gary) Kaper of Watseka; one granddaughter, Ashley M. (Sean) McQuinn of Watseka; two great-grandchildren, Shannon and Danielle McQuinn of Watseka; and three brothers, D.M. “Junior” Tammen Jr. of Gilman, Roy (Judy) Tammen of Rockford and Riley (Jody) Tammen of Atlanta, GA.
Mrs. LaVoie was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilman. Bea was a beautician and owned and operated Bea’s Beauty Shop in Piper City and later out of her own home. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, square dancing, floating in her swimming pool, wintering in Florida, and spending time with her family.
Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Life Church in Gilman. A private memorial service will be held at a later time at the Life Church in Gilman with Rev. James Harkins officiating.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Arrangements are by the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.
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