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GALATI, Marian
BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS: Marian F. Wessel Galati died February 13, 2012 at her residence. She was born January 10, 1923 in Millstadt, IL to Peter and Louise Siebert Wessel. She retired from Dillard's in Fairview Heights, and had worked in retail sales since 1942. She was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella, the church's Young-at-Heart Club, and several card clubs. Survivors include two daughters, Kathy (Wally) Latinette of Belleville, and Suzanne Polen (fiance, Kevin Mallory) of O'Fallon; 4 grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James J. Galati; her parents; five sisters, Evelyn Buffa, Annabel Martini, Adelaide Sauthoff, Margaret Pfeifer, and Rosella "Sally" Schwalb; a brother, Cletus Wessel; and a son-in-law, David Polen. Services were held at St. Teresa's Catholic Church. Interment was at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights under the direction of George Renner and Sons Funeral Home.

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GARFOOT, Floyd
DECATUR, ILLINOIS: Floyd J. Garfoot, 89, died March 8, 2005 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. He was born July 28, 1915 in Cross Plains, WI to Ira L. and Sybella M. Michaelis Garfoot. He was a retired auto mechanic for several Buick dealerships with 44 years of service, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy E. Heneghan Garfoot; his sisters-in-law, including Leah Winter of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Sadie Heneghan and Peggy Heneghan, both of Decatur; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Pat Wayne; three brothers; two sisters; a half-brother; a half-sister; and three stepsisters. Services were held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery by Moran and Goebel Funeral Home.

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GARVAN, Marian
MORRISON, ILLINOIS: Marian H. Garvan, 78, died July 24, 2007 at Pleasant View Nursing Home. She was born August 24, 1928 in Morrison to Charles and Agnes Parke Conner. She worked at General Electric. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, where she was a deacon and had also served as a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Morrison Historical Society and the Morrison Community Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary. She had been a Girl Scout leader, and liked reading. She is survived by a daughter, Debra (Gary) Moore of Dixon; a sister, Betty Wilson of Freeport; 2 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Ray Garvan; a brother, William Conner; and two sisters, Alice Dyson and Lillian Conner. Services were held at First Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Grove Hill Cemetery under the direction of Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home.

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GAWENDA, Hazel
CREAL SPRINGS, ILLINOIS: Hazel Marie Gawenda, 75, died January 4, 2004 at her residence. She was born June 12, 1928 in Chicago to Joseph Miller, Sr. and Edna Kalat Miller. She was a member of the United Missionary Baptist Church near Lick Creek. She is survived by four daughters, Donna Hearn of Creal Springs, Bonnie Kelley of Riverside, Margaret Jameson of Oxford, GA, and Joan Williams of Naples, FL; a son, Alex Gawenda, Jr. of La Grange Highlands; a brother, Roy Miller of Onalaska, TX; a sister, Mary Ellen Johnson of Makanda; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alex J. Gawenda, Sr.; and two brothers. Interment was at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Stickney, IL.

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GILBERT, Orris
COLETA, ILLINOIS: Orris E. Gilbert died January 15, 1951. He was born April 11, 1896 near Coleta to Earl and Fannie Grubb Gilbert. He retired from the Des Moines Police Department, and was a veteran of World War I. He was also a farmer. He was survived by his wife, LaVaughn Brown Gilbert; his mother, Fannie Perkey; a daughter, Linda; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ewing Peach; and two brothers, Kenneth and Cloy. He was preceded in death by an infant son. Burial was at Peugh Cemetery under the direction of Woodin Funeral Home.

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GILLILAND, Ethel
QUINCY, ILLINOIS: Ethel F. Gilliland, 92, died March 20, 2000. She was born May 7, 1907 in Mendon, IL to James Polk and Lillie Robinson Sloniger. She worked at International Shoe Factory, and was a member of Calvary Tabernacle and the Eagles Auxiliary. She is survived by a son, Marion Gilliland of Quincy; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Phyllis Gilliland; and several siblings. Interment was at Greenmount Cemetery with arrangements by Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

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GINGER, Harold
BARTONVILLE, ILLINOIS: Harold Ginger, 76, died March 2, 2008. He was born February 11, 1932 in Winchester, IL to William and Louise Bunch Ginger. He was a retired shipping foreman at Acme Manufacturing Co. with 35 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Rose Riggen Ginger; two daughters, Donna Ginger and Patricia (William) Zombro, both of Bartonville; a brother, Melvin Eads of Oregon, IL; a sister, Elizabeth (Robert) Bellinger of Tigard, OR; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Juanita Nelson; and two brothers, David Ginger and Charles Boatman. Interment was at Parkview Cemetery under the direction of Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel.

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GIROT, Ralph
COAL CITY, ILLINOIS: Ralph Girot was killed in action May 2, 1945 in Okinawa during World War II. He was born February 3, 1921 in Coal City to Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Girot. He served with the U.S. Marine Corps in Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, and was previously associated with the U.S. Engineering Department in Alaska. Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Charles, and his twin brother, Russell; and a sister, Irene Stewart. Services were held at Assumption Catholic Church. Burial with military honors was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Braidwood under the direction of Reeves Funeral Home.

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GLASKER, Betty
STOCKTON, ILLINOIS: Betty M. Glasker, 57, died December 17, 1981 at Galena Stauss Hospital. She was a former resident of Galena. Survivors include two sons, James DeBord of Stockton, and Ronald DeBord of Shannon; a sister, Margaret Hagman of Arkansas; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Galena under the direction of Steinke Funeral Home.

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GLOSSOP, Mary
JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS: Mary Glossop, 89, died October 6, 2009 in Jacksonville. She was born December 17, 1919 in Jacksonville to Charles and Veva Crim Maynard. She attended the First Baptist Church, and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Home Extension. She enjoyed genealogy, gardening, sewing, basket making, and refinishing furniture. She is survived by her husband, Thomas E. "Gene" Glossop; two sons, Ed (Jan) Glossop, and Tom (Kay) Glossop, all of Jacksonville; a daughter, Carolyn (Robert, Jr.) Bonjean of Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John Maynard and Charles Maynard; an infant sister, Helen Maynard; and a granddaughter, Molly Bonjean. Interment was at Diamond Grove Cemetery by Williamson Funeral Home.

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GODFREY, Frank
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Frank L. Godfrey died May 10, 1933. He was born in Battle Creek, MI on March 19, 1856 to Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Godfrey. He was a railroad conductor, and the husband of Helen M. Godfrey. Interment was at Graceland Cemetery.

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GOOD, Clyde
ARCOLA, ILLINOIS: Clyde Glenn Good, 78, died May 27, 2000 at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. He was born September 18, 1921 in Red Boiling Springs, TN to John W. and Ella Brandon Good. He was a member of the Kemp Church of Christ. He is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Bill) Taylor of Laguna Niguel, CA; two sons, Gene Good of Sullivan, and Roger Good of Mahomet; his sisters, Gearldean Harris of Champaign, Edith (Leon) Gale of Mattoon, and Marie Armour of Goodlettsville, TN; two brothers, Earl Good of Mattoon, and Dan Good of Arcola; 4 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a step great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Omie Alene Gammons Good. Interment was at the Arcola Cemetery under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

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GRAZIANA, Marie
BETHALTO, ILLINOIS: Marie Irene Graziana, 92, died January 23, 2010. She was born April 22, 1917 to John and Anna Glassmeyer Neemann. She attended Messiah Lutheran Church in Alton. She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Donna Ralph of Alton, and Barbara and Lonnie Guthrie of Rantoul, IL; 6 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Graziana; her parents; a great-granddaughter, Salina Tuggle; four brothers, Ben, Herman, Fritz and Herbert Newman; and two sisters, Christine Nahkunst and Emma Grundman. Burial was at Roselawn Memory Gardens by Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home.

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GRAZIANO, Vito
MATTOON, ILLINOIS: Vito John Graziano, 53, died January 1, 2006 at his home. He was born November 14, 1952 in Chicago, IL to Angelo Monty and Margaret May Dulleck Graziano. He worked for Agrifab in Sullivan, and was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a former Chicago resident, and had attended St. Michael's Catholic Church there. He enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Ann Blakemore Graziano; a stepson, Brian Blakemore of Mattoon; a sister, Marcia Graziano of Mattoon; a brother, Tommy Graziano of Mattoon; two half-brothers, Angelo Graziano of Mattoon, and Tony Tomasello of Wisconsin; 3 step-grandchildren; and 2 dogs, Molly and Baron. Interment was at Dodge Grove Cemetery under the direction of Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home.

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GRIPPO, Mary
SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: Mary Ann Carini Grippo, 100, died July 9, 2010. She was born June 21, 1910. She was the mother of Yvonne, Diane Gettner and Lawrence (Monica); and the sister of Alfred Carini. She had 5 grandchildren, and is also survived by her great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence. Services were held at St. Peter Church. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery under the direction of Haben Funeral Home.

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GROPPEL, Howard
JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS: Howard F. Groppel, 92, died January 21, 2008 at Jersey Community Hospital. He was born July 10, 1915 in Fieldon to Frank and Matilda Isringhausen Groppel. He was a retired insurance adjuster and supervisor for 25 years with County Company, and was also a teacher in Jersey and Madison Counties with 37 years of service. He attended Peace United Church of Christ, and was a member of the Odd Fellows, the Masons, and the Order of the Eastern Star. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Jack Lee and Jodie Groppel of Algonquin; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Dr. Harold Kincaid of Mechanicsburg, PA; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Cory Groppel; his parents; and a brother, Edgar Groppel. Interment was at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey under the direction of Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home.

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GROSS, Lois
FRANKLIN GROVE, ILLINOIS: Lois H. Gross, 96, died May 13, 2006 at her home. She was born October 10, 1909 in Indianapolis to Albert and Florence Davis Hudson. She was the retired owner of the Tot-N-Teen Shop in Franklin Grove, and had also worked at the Circle Theater in Indianapolis. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Franklin Grove. She is survived by a granddaughter, Tammi (Tom) Lehman; a son-in-law, Gary (Nancy) Cater; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert C. Gross; a daughter, Diana Cater; five sisters, Leona Campton, Beryl Aldrich, Helen Jaynes, Jeanette Marshino, and Donna Petty; three brothers, Vernon, William, and Harry Hudson; and a granddaughter, Terri Cater. Services were held at the United Methodist Church of Franklin Grove. Interment was at the Franklin Grove Cemetery by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home.

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GROSS, Minta
JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS: Minta Jane Gross, 96, died October 28, 2010. She was born June 28, 1914 in Medora to Ray and Callie Brooks. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dwight and Joyce Gross of Carlinville; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Harold Bowman of Medora; 10 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; her great-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-great-granchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pearl D. Gross; her parents; her sisters, Vivian Jackson, Althea and Wanda Brooks; her brothers, Clarence, Howard, Everett and Ralph Brooks; and a grandchild. Burial was at Kane Cemetery by Targhetta and Wooldridge Funeral Home.

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GROVES, Rev. Charles
MOUND CITY, ILLINOIS: Rev. Charles E. Groves, 49, died March 11, 1980 at the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY. He was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Mound City. He was a graduate of the Baptist Seminary in New Orleans, and had pastored churches in Ashmore and Tamms. He was also a Metropolitan Life Insurance agent. Survivors include his wife, Melba Jean Brashears Groves; three sonse, David L. Groves, Mike Groves, and Charles E. Groves, all of Calvert City; his mother, Mary Ann Stone of Calvert City; and 3 grandchildren. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Mound City. Interment was at the Calvert City Cemetery under the direction of Crain Funeral Home.

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GRUNLOH, Father Donatus
TEUTOPOLIS, ILLINOIS: Fr. Donatus Grunloh, O.F.M., 82, died September 29, 2005 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Effingham, IL. He was born November 3, 1922. He had been a friar for over 60 years, and a priest for 56 years. He served at parishes in St. Louis, MO, West Monroe, LA, Ashland, WI, Muskegon, MI, and Indianapolis, IN. He also served as Assistant Provincial Director of the Franciscan Missionary Union in Chicago, as a chaplain in Little Falls, MN, Cleveland, OH and Chicago, and as field secretary for retreats in Indianapolis. He retired to the St. Francis of Assisi Friary in Teutopolis. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards. Services were held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Aloysius Cemetery by Bauer Funeral Home.

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GUNLOCK Fannie Ross
BARRY, ILLINOIS: Fannie Ross Gunlock, 95, died December 8, 1997. She was born December 12, 1902 to Alex and Anna McIntyre Ross. She was a former nurse's aide at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, and attended New Canton United Methodist Church. She is survived by a sister, Ruth Larimore of Springfield; 6 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy F. Gunlock; two sons, John and Charles Gunlock; two daughters, June Forgy and Kathryn Ellsworth; three sisters, Emma Shanahan, Mildred Tipton, Ann Robb; and four brothers, Charles Ross, Harry Ross, Kenneth Ross and Loraine Ross. Interment was at Park Lawn Cemetery with arrangements by Ward-Lummis Funeral Home.

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GUSTAITYTE, Sister Maria
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Sr. Maria Aleksandra Gustaityte, S.S.C, 93, died December 18, 2008. She was a member of the Sisters of St. Casimir for 68 years. She served as a sacristan at St. Anthony Church in Cicero, and Immaculate Conception Church in Chicago. She is survived by her nieces and other relatives in Lithuania. Services were held at the Sisters of St. Casimir Motherhouse. Interment was at St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery under the direction of Petkus-Lemont Funeral Home.

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HAASIS, Ruth
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS: Ruth Haasis, 86, died September 27, 2009. She was born June 15, 1923 in Waverly, IL to Albert Collins and Mary Miner Collins. She was a retired accountant for St. John's Hospital, and managed the Sangamo Electric Employees' Credit Union. She was a former Springfield resident, and was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception; she also attended St. Agnes Catholic Church. She is survived by two daughters, Regina (Bruce) Burk of Champaign, and Judith (Bruno) Velcich of Northbrook; a son, Mark (Sandra) of Peoria; a daughter-in-law, Jeri Garman of Waco, TX; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Haasis; a son, Ronald; two sisters; two brothers; and her parents. Interment was at Camp Butler National Cemetery with arrangements by Butler Funeral Home.

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HAND, Carl M.
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS: Carl M. Hand, 80, died September 3, 1971. He was a retired farmer. He was born May 12, 1891 to Jacob and Clara Maxwell Hand. He was a veteran of World War I. He is survived by his wife, Dora Warren Hand; a son, Max E. Hand of Ward, AR; and 4 grandchildren. He was perceded in death by his parents; and a brother. Burial was at Mansfield Cemetery by Heath and Sons Funeral Home.

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HAND, Clara Maxwell
MANSFIELD, ILLINOIS: Clara Hand, 70, died July 7, 1936. She was born December 11, 1865 to Mr. and Mrs. William Maxwell. She was a member of the Mansfield M.E. Church. She is survived by two sons, Otto and Carl Hand, both of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. Lahymre of Dixon, and Mrs. Eli Shell, and Mrs. Lowell Reed, both of Farmer City; 3 grandchildren; a niece, Della Porter; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jacob L. Hand, who died July 9, 1928. Burial was at the Mansfield Cemetery.

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HANDMACHER, Israel
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Israel Handmacher, 65, died February 10, 1923. He was born in Russia to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Handmacher. He was a retired tailor. He was the father of Harry, Hyman, and Mrs. Sarah Padorr. Services were held at his residence. Interment was at Waldheim Cemetery. Note: One record lists his wife's name as Sarah.

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HANKINS, Phyllis
LE ROY, ILLINOIS: Phyllis D. Hankins, 81, died October 1, 2011 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. She was born September 24, 1930 in Dewitt to Oliver and Ester Miller Goden. She worked at J.C. Penney for 31 years, and was a member of the Le Roy Christian Church. She is survived by three daughters, Beverly (Randy) Litherland of LeRoy, Becky (Luke) Olmstead of Big Cabin, OK, and Emily (Steven) Massey of Coweta, OK; three sons, Kenny (Monica) Hankins of Farmer City, and Phillip Hankins and Bob (Mary) Hankins, all of Le Roy; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, Vernon; a brother, Gerald Goden; and a sister, Arlene Naas. Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery by Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home.

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HARKNESS, Florence
HANOVER, ILLINOIS: Florence Harkness died February 2, 1885. She was born January 1, 1882 to John T. and Ann Harkness. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery.

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HARL, Imogene
SPRINGERTON, ILLINOIS: Imogene Harl, 77, died October 2, 2001 at White County Skilled Care Unit in Carmi. She was born January 29, 1924 in Hamilton County to Eldon and Hallie Carter Rankin. She was a member of the Community of Christ Church in Springerton. Survivors include her husband, Carl Harl; a son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Donna Harl of Geff; a brother and sister-in-law, Truman and Imogene Rankin of Omaha, IL; a sister-in-law, Bernita Rankin Thompson of Enfield; 2 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Rankin. Services were held at the Community of Christ Church. Interment was at Hammock Cemetery with arrangements by Elledge Funeral Home.

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HARRISON, Mary
FLORA, ILLINOIS: Mary E. Harrison, 82, died December 12, 2009 at Country Lane South Boarding Home in Flora. She was born February 25, 1927 in Clay County, IL to George Ronald and Myrtle Irene Smith McDaniel. She formerly worked at Airtex in Fairfield, and attended Old Union Christian Church in Louisville. Survivors include two sisters, Maxine Connell of Flora, and Pat Hoke (Gene) of Scottsburg, IN; a brother, Joe McDaniel (Janie) of Flora; two sisters-in-law, Jean McDaniel of Flora, and Arlene McDaniel of Mesa, AZ; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer C. Harrison. Interment was at Golden Cemetery in Louisville by Frank and Bright Funeral Home.

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HARTMAN, Rex
FULTON, ILLINOIS: Rex A. Hartman, 56, died March 5, 2009 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home. He was born May 16, 1952 in Clinton, IA to Arnold A. and Grace E. Zuidema Hartman. He worked in maintenance at the Fulton Corporation and Wildwood Farms, in addition to being a private duty caregiver and doing yard work and farming. He was a musician and artist, and enjoyed photography and bicycling. He is survived by his mother, Grace E. Hartman of Fulton; 3 nieces; and his great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father; and a sister, Vickie Purcell-Weaver. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Mount Carroll under the direction of Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home.

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HASELEY, Norma
DECATUR, ILLINOIS: Norma C. Haseley, 79, died November 6, 2002 in Decatur. She was born December 15, 1922 in Decatur to John H. and Emily Schwalbe Fruchtl. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She is survived by her sons, Steve Haseley of Decatur, and David Haseley of Niantic; a daughter, Tonya Brueggemann of Dalton City; 5 grandchildren; 2 step-grandsons; and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert E. Haseley; her parents; and a brother, Robert Fruchtl. Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church. Interment was at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery with arrangements by J.J. Moran and Sons Funeral Home.

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HAWKING, William
WESTERN SPRINGS, ILLINOIS: William B. Hawking, 75, died February 3, 1968 at the Hinsdale Sanitarium and Hospital. He retired from the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. He was a Mason. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Hawking; and a sister, Mrs. Bessic Basset of Joliet. Interment with Masonic rites was at Brownswood Cemetery under the direction of Merker Funeral Home.

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HEBERLING, Darrell
MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS: Darrell J. Heberling, 95, died December 20, 2008. He was born May 5, 1913 to John and Flora Weidenhoeft Heberling. He was a retired export manager for Deere and Company with 25 years of service, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Quad City Camera Club. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Carlson Dahlberg Heberling; a son, Jon (Armida Ayala) Heberling of Pasadena, CA; a stepson, Marvin (Nancy-Jean) Dahlberg of Galesburg; and a stepdaughter, Nancy (Gary Walby) Trefz of Destin, FL. He was preceded in death by a wife, Jeannette Blomgren Heberling; his parents; and a brother, Chester Heberling. Burial was at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Wendt Funeral Home.

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HECKEL, Phil
CARTERVILLE, ILLINOIS: G. Phil Heckel, 93, died January 28, 2008 at his residence. He was born June 25, 1914 in Carterville to A.G. and Linda Alford Heckel. He attended Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois. He owned Heckel's Department Store for over 50 years, and also owned Crab Orchard Golf Club with his son, Steve. He was past president of the Carterville State and Savings Bank, with which he was associated for over 50 years, and also served for 24 years on the Williamson County Airport Authority Board. He served on the Carterville School Board, and helped with the establishment of John A. Logan College in Carterville. He attended Carterville Presbyterian Church, was a 50-year member and former president of the Carterville Lions Club, and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He enjoyed golf. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Stefanoff Heckel; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bob Coffield of Carterville; a son, Stephen Heckel of Carterville; 4 grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Charles, Alford and Eugene. A celebration of his life was held at Crab Orchard Golf Course. Interment with military honors was at Willowrest Cemetery under the direction of Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home.

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HEID, Robert
PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Robert E. Heid, 81, died March 31, 2011 at his residence. He was born November 21, 1929 in Peoria to Emmett and Margaret Crickmore Heid. He was a retired truck driver for Seay's Delivery with 36 years of service, and was a member of Teamsters Union Local #627. He attended Grace Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing poker, and was an avid Cubs fan. Survivors include his wife, Willa Mae Williams Heid; four sons, Greg (Jessica) Heid of Peoria, Keith (Kristi) Heid of Dunlap, David (Bonnie) Heid of Bolingbrook, and Terry (Jeannie) Heid of Metamora; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandmother, Lena Crickmore, who raised him. Services were held at the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel. Interment was at Lutheran Cemetery.

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HEINE, Antony
SPARTA, ILLINOIS: Antony Ernst Heine, 91, died May 23, 2009 at the Sparta Community Hospital. He was born September 14, 1917 in Steeleville, IL to Herman and Ida Koch Heine. He was the retired owner of Heine's Western Auto store in Sparta, and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Edna Kraft Heine; his children, Mary and Ron of McNutt of Mount Carmel, and Rita and Michael Basco of Manchester, MO; his grandchildren; and his great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Herman Heine; his parents, and two brothers, Harry A. Heine and August F. Heine. Services were held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment was at Caledonia Cemetery under the direction of Wilson's Funeral Home.

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HELENEK, Anna
PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Anna K. Helenek, 91, died August 8, 2008 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. She was born August 15, 1916 in Boston, MA to Joseph and Anna Janoska Bachraty. She worked for Guardian Life Insurance. She was a former resident of Astoria, NY, and had been in Peoria for 20 years. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Peoria, and was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in New York City. She was a member and officer of the First Slovak Wreath of the Free Eagle. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Henry and Joanne Helenek of Peoria, and Steven and Camille Helenek of Knoxville, TN; a sister, Helen Bednarz of Knoxville, TN; and 3 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Henry J. Helenek; a son, Joseph Helenek; and a sister, Mary Helenek. Services were held at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in New York City. Interment was at St. Raymond's Cemetery in the Bronx. Local arrangements were handled by Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home, with New York arrangements by Joseph Farenga and Sons Funeral Home.

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HELLGREN, Marjorie
SILVIS, ILLINOIS: Marjorie Mae "Marge" Griffin Hellgren, 85, died September 13, 2007 at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis. She was born March 16, 1922 in Moline to Ralph and Myrtle Nelson Griffin. She retired from AMETEK in Temecula, CA, and served in World War II as a U.S. Navy WAVE. She had lived in Hampton, where she was a member of the Hampton Methodist Church. She had served as a Sunday School teacher and Girl Scout leader. She liked boating and traveling the Mississippi River, and enjoyed crossword puzzles, crafts, and dancing to country and Big Band music. She was an avid Cubs fan. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Harold Hellgren; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ferne and Art Gaumer of Port Byron, Pearl Tank of Silvis, and Judy and Larry Liedtke of Colona; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ralph Griffin, Jr. and Floyde Griffin; and two sisters, Barbara Nielson and Eleanor Moss. Interment was at the Rock Island National Cemetery under the direction of Van Hoe Funeral Home.

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HELTON, Erma
LINCOLN, ILLINOIS: Erma Louise Sherrer Helton, 83, died September 29, 2010 at Maple Ridge Care Centre. She was born July 1, 1927 in Indiana to Charles and Nora Dell "Della" Winebrinner Sherrer. Survivors include three sons, Wendell Helton, Randall (Teri) Helton, and Timothy Helton, all of Lincoln; four daughters, Lois Mauney of Lincoln, Marcia (Levi) Ross of Mason City, Bonnie (Chuck) Smith of Weldon, and Gaila (Bill) Mechela of Seattle, WA; a sister, Evelyn Miller of Lincoln; her grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and her great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Archibald Helton; a son, Bobby Helton; two daughters, Tena Burrell and Gloria Helton; a sister, Thelma Lolling; and two brothers, Floyd Sherrer and Everett Sherrer. Services were held at Park Meadows Baptist Church. Interment was at Oak View Cemetery in Armington under the direction of Holland Barry and Bennett Funeral Home.

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HESKER, Violet
MASCOUTAH, ILLINOIS: Violet M. Emmerich Hesker, 92, died November 26, 2008 at Marka Nursing Home. She was born February 16, 1916 in New Memphis, IL to George and Louise Johnson Emmerich. She formerly owned Midtown Floral in Mascoutah. She attended St. John United Church of Christ. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, and a charter member of the Zonta Club of Mascoutah. Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn Stumpf of Mascoutah, Donna (Jack) Goepfert of Belleville, and Kathleen (Gary) Haas of Shiloh; three sons, Charles Hesker of St. Libory, and Richard (Charlene) Hesker and James Hesker, all of Mascoutah; two sisters-in-law, Sophie Emmerich of Mascoutah, and Ella Emmerich of Colorado Springs, CO; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer H. Hesker; infant twins, John and Jane; her parents; three sisters, Edna Bischoff, Esther Emmerich, and Katherine Emmerich; two brothers, Wilmer and Roland Emmerich; and a son-in-law Ted Stumpf. Services were held at St. John United Church of Christ. Interment was at the Mascoutah City Cemetery by Moll Funeral Home.

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HETH, Pearl
GRAND RIDGE, ILLINOIS: Pearl Heth, 93, died December 5, 2009 at Pleasant View Home in Ottawa. She was born June 23, 1916 in Standard, IL to John and Mary Troglio Grivetti. She formerly worked at Bower Brake in Ottawa, and Dale's Cafe in Grand Ridge. She attended St. Mary of the Fields Church, and enjoyed knitting and playing cards. She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lynn Heth of LaGrange, and Alice Heth of Minneapolis, MN; a son, John (Sonja) Heth of Grand Ridge; 5 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil "Jim" Heth; two brothers, Dominic and Joseph; and a great-granddaughter. Interment was at Grand Rapids Cemetery with arrangements by Grand Ridge Funeral Home.

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HILL, Chester C.
COFFEEN, ILLINOIS: Chester Clayton Hill, 88, died February 17, 2011 at his home. He was born April 7, 1922 in Chapman to Chester L. and Geneva Savage Hill. He operated a service station in Coffeen, and worked at Rex Shell in Hillsboro. He had also worked at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home, the Hillsboro Area Hospital, the Hillsboro Foundry, and Latham's Furniture Store. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and served with the 96th Infantry Division. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and the VFW. He enjoyed boating, fishing, camping and the outdoors. Survivors include a sister-in-law; his nieces and nephews; his cousins; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Benny Hill; and a sister, Mary Jane Hill. Interment was at Olive Hill Cemetery by Toberman-Dean Funeral Home.

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HILT, Mae
MURPHYSBORO, ILLINOIS: Mae Hilt, 78, died April 12, 2011 at her home. She was born August 6, 1932 in Weeks Island, LA to Paul Broussard and Lillian Babin Broussard. She was a secretary at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with 23 years of service, and attended St. Andrew Catholic Church. She was a member and former president of The Stage Co. in Carbondale, was also a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Order of the Amaranth, and the Order of the Eastern Star, in which she served twice as Worthy Matron and in the Grand Office of the state of Illinois. She enjoyed ballroom dancing with her dance partner, Stanley Venosky. Survivors include four children, Wendy Hilt and Andrea Chaney (Mitch), all of Murphysboro, Tracy Marie Thomason (P.J.) Thomason of Possum Trot, KY, and Christopher J. Hilt of Greensboro, SC; a brother, Johnny Broussard of San Diego; two sisters, Sherald Meyers and Mary Moreland, both of New Iberia, LA; 5 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a great-grandchild on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jerry Broussard and Donald Broussard; and a sister, Ida Touchet Dorsey. Cremation arrangements were handled by Pettett Funeral Home.

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HOLMAN, Rose
CATLIN, ILLINOIS: Rose M. Holman, 76, died January 9, 1977. She was born September 3, 1900 to Peter and Jennie Dexter Johnson. She attended the Methodist Church. She is survived by a son, Ralph Baldwin of Danville; two daughters, Dorothy Clark of Niles, MI, and Betty Lou Hand of Ward, AR; a brother, Wilfred Johnson of Phoenix, AZ; and two sisters, Anna Henry of Bloomington , CA, and Harriett Litten of Danville. She was preceded in death by three husbands, William Cort, Charles Baldwin and Roy Holman; two sons; a sister; and three brothers. Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery by Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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HOWELL, Carle W.
MACOMB, ILLINOIS: Carle W. Howell, 47, died December 15, 2008. He was born December 17, 1960 to Richard F. and Beulah M. Carle Howell. He held a bachelor's degree from WIU. He was a dispatcher for the Hancock County Sheriff's Department, and later for the Illinois State Police. He was a Mason. He was a musician, and played trumpet, piano, organ and concertina. While in high school, he toured Europe with America's Youth in Concert, and sang with the Monmouth College Choir and the Bel Canto Chorale in Burlington, IA. He is survived by his wife, Kazuko Kusama Howell; a sister, Susan Schmitz of Quincy; two brothers, Richard Howell of Dallas City, and Cary Howell of Rockford; a niece; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents. Burial with Masonic rites was at Carman Cemetery under the direction of Banks and Beals Funeral Home.

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HUDSPETH, Myrtle
PETERSBURG, ILLINOIS: Myrtle Hudspeth, 101, died January 27, 2008 at Sunny Acres Home. She was born January 22, 1907 in Illinois to Elisha and Martha Ann Gaddie Spear. She was a longtime practical nurse in Menard County, and a member of Central Presbyterian Church. She is survived by a daughter, Joanne Beauchamp of Petersburg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cress Hudspeth; and four brothers. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery in Greenview under the direction of Hurley Funeral Home.

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HURLEY, Herman
VIENNA, ILLINOIS: Herman Hurley, 61, died August 15, 2003 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born December 23, 1941 in Johnson County IL to Marvin and Vivian Thornton Hurley. He was the foster son of Herman "H.H." and Essie Hudgens. He was a construction worker, and was a Baptist. He enjoyed collecting knives and tools. He is survived by his wife, Lucretia Austin Hurley; a brother, Loy Hurley; a newphew; and his cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Lucille Gregory. Interment was at Friendship Cemetery near Goreville, IL under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.

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HUTJENS, Sister Josephine
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Sr. Josephine Hutjens, 91, died June 19, 2007 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born April 24, 1916 in DePere, WI to Albert and Anna Van Dyck Hutjens. She was a nun with the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis for 70 years. She entered the Congregation in 1937, and professed religious vows on October 4, 1939. She was a graduate of St. John's Hospital School of Nursing. She served in nursing and pastoral care at hospitals in Illinois and Wisconsin, returning to the Motherhouse in 1998. Survivors include a brother, Joseph (Alice) Hutjens of DePere, WI; two sisters, Mary Becker and Marge Lott of Green Bay, WI; two sisters-in-laws, Marie Hutjens and Germaine Hutjens, both of DePere, WI; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; and her religious community. She was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Norbert, Henry, Sylvester, and Edward Hutjens. Services were held at St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at the Motherhouse. Interment was at Crucifixion Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Staab Funeral Home.

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ISENBERG, Cecil
KIRKLAND, ILLINOIS: Cecil E. Isenberg, 87, died March 22, 2006. He was born January 17, 1919 in Cave City, KY to Elzie and Donnie Proffitt Isenberg. He worked at GTE Automatic Electric in Genoa for 20 years, and was also a farmer. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and attended the Church of Christ in Kirkland. He was a Cubs fan. Survivors include a son, James (Beverly) Isenberg of Cherry Valley; two daughters, Deloris (Allen) Stanley of Anna, and Doris (Douglas) Dold of Glasgow, KY; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Isenberg of Esmond; a brother, James (Joyce) Isenberg of Summer Shade, KY; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie Belle Rich Isenberg; a son, Robert Isenberg; his parents; five sisters; three brothers; and a grandson, Todd Isenberg. Interment was at Maple Cemetery under the direction of Quiram-Kirkland Funeral Home.

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ISENHOWER, Kathy Sue
COLLISON, ILLINOIS: Kathy Sue Isenhower, age 17 months, died March 18, 1957. She was the daughter of Homer and Marjory Boggess Isenhower. She is survived by her parents; two brothers, Billie and Ikie; her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elza Isenhower of Rossville; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Boggess of Tilton; and a great-grandmother, Mrs.Lucy Cole of Danville. Services were held at Collison Methodist Church. Burial was at Collison Cemetery under the direction of Lanham Funeral Home.

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IUSCO, Petru
SKOKIE, ILLINOIS: Petru Iusco, 59, died April 22, 2010. He was born in Romania on December 3, 1950 to Petru and Valeria Iusco. He was the husband of Aurelia Iusco; and the father of Claudia (Andrew) Klingsporn, Romeo (Monica), Peter (Melissa) and Daniela. He had 7 grandchildren. Interment was at Montrose Cemetery in Chicago under the direction of Christian Funeral Home.

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JACOB, Doris
CISSNA PARK, ILLINOIS: Doris M. Jacob, 90, died December 23, 2010 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City, IL. She was born August 19, 1920 in Cissna Park to Levi and Mabel Sebring Vogel. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, and was involved with Ladies' Aid. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years. Survivors include a son, Myron (Debra) Jacob of Kingston, NY; a daughter, Sheryl (Ronald) Gerdes of Cissna Park; two sisters, Edith Schmidt of Mendota, and Joyce Kmetz of Streator; 5 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond R. Jacob; her parents; three brothers; and two grandchildren. Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church. Interment was at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery with arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home.

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JACOBUS, Robert H.
WEST CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Robert H. Jacobus, 54, died August 22, 2009. He was born December 22, 1954. He is survived by two sons, David (Nicole) and Eric Jacobus; his father, Samuel D. Jacobus; two brothers, Terry Jacobus and Samuel Jacobus; three sisters, Charlene Parsons, Patricia (Craig) Gramke, and Tammie (Greg) Roder; and his maternal grandmother, Montez Graves. He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggie. A memorial gathering was held at the West Chicago American Legion Post. Arrangements were entrusted to Williams-Kampp Funeral Home.

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JENDREAS, Mary Ann
CALUMET CITY, ILLINOIS: Mary Ann Swiatkowski Jendreas, 64, died April 24, 2007. She was born September 20, 1942 to Walter and Alice Swiatkowski. Survivors include her husband of 44 years, Richard; her children, Anthony (Lisa) of Calumet City, Jeffrey (Vita) of Lansing, and David (Janice) of Schererville, IN; a sister, Bonnie (Doug) Nielsen of Silt, CO; her grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Services were held at St. Andrew the Apostle Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of Castle Hill Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Alfred
EDWARDSVILLE, ILLINOIS: Alfred Leo Johnson, 70, died June 14, 2006 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born July 13, 1935 in Edwardsville to William and Pearl Stokes Johnson. He owned Leo's Janitorial Service, and had also worked for Richard's Brick Co. He was a member of Mount Joy Baptist Church. He married Maxie Norman on September 4, 1956. Survivors include three daughters, Nell Oglesby (Michael) of Collinsville, and Adrienne M. Hardin and Carol Evans, both of Edwardsville; two sons, Carl Carpenter (Jannette) of Concord, CA, and Christopher Carpenter (Danielle) of Tracey, CA; a brother, Robert Lee Johnson (Jessie) of Edwardsville; a sister, Essie Wilson (Willis) of Edwardsville; 3 grandchildren; his cousins; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John E. Johnson, William Moore, and Sam Johnson; and three sisters, Maybelle White, and Martha Ann Wilson, and Ethel Lou Jason. Services were held at Mount Joy Baptist Church. Interment was at Forever Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville with arrangements by Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Alvin E.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Alvin Ernest Johnson, 71, died May 16, 1985. He was born June 13, 1913 to Emory and Eleanora Johnson. He retired from Johnson Brothers Heating. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie May Covey Johnson; five sons, Floyd and Alvin Johnson, both of Danville, Kenneth Thompson of Glendale, AZ, Patrick Thompson of Phoenix, AZ, and Michael Thompson of Paris, IL; four daughters, Deloris Davis of St. James, MO, Nancy Turner of Georgetown, Joyce Fredin of Rantoul, and Amy Johnson of Phoenix; a sister, Vickie Johnson of Columbus, OH; three brothers, Wilford of Covington, IN, and Raymond and Alfred, both of Danville; 20 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers and a grandchild. Burial was at Songer Cemetery by Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Amil
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Amil R. Johnson, 63, died April 8, 1983. He worked in heating and air conditioning, and retired from South Danville TV and Appliance. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Salvation Army. He enjoyed traveling, antiques, and remodeling houses. He is survived by his wife, Orthalene McFarland Johnson; a daughter, Mrs. J.L. (Dorothy) Lovett of Danville; four brothers, Raymond, Alvin, Wilford and Alford, all of Danville; and a sister, Vickie Sanders of Danville. Burial was at Springhill Cemetery by Morrison Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Arthur
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Arthur Johnson, 66, died January 19, 1982. He was born September 23, 1915 to Emery and Elnora Mortz Johnson. He was an electrician for Berkeley-Davis Co., and was a member of the Deputy Sheriff's Association. He enjoyed coin collecting. He is survived by his wife, Helen Neblock Johnson; three daughters, Bonnie Liggett of Charleston, Bobetta Rayborn of Lumberton, MS, and Regina Jalaly of Danville; five brothers, Alvin, Wilford, Amil, Raymond and Alfred, all of Danville; 9 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery by Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Betty
WESTVILLE, ILLINOIS: Betty Jane Johnson, 30, died October 23, 1953. She was born January 31, 1923 to Nelson and Lorrie Bales McFarland. She was a member of the Nazarene Church and the McMillian School PTA. She is survived by her husband, Wilford; three sons, David, Richard and Terry of Westville; two brothers, Jack and Donald McFarland; two sisters, Mrs. Orthalene Johnson and Mrs.Annabelle Cooper; her parents; and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. A.L. Bale, all of Danville. Burial was at Springhill Cemetery by Barrick and Sons Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Charlotte
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Charlotte Ann Johnson, 18, died June 21, 1978. She had attended Danville High School, and was a member of the Wesleyan Church. She was born September 7, 1959 to Elmer and Lucille Balsis Johnson. Survivors include her parents of Danville; a daughter, Lucille of Danville; and two brothers, Terry of Danville, and Elmer, Jr., serving with the Air Force in the Philippine Islands. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park with arrangements by Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Elnora
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Elnora Johnson, 73, died March 12, 1968. She was born April 26, 1894 to Richard and Lisa Staley Mortz. She is survived by seven sons, Wilford, Alvin, Arthur, Amil, Raymond and Alfred, all of Danville, and Standley Johnson of Alvin; a daughter, Victoria Howard of Oakwood; 28 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery; a daughter; a son; a brother; and two sisters. In Terre Haute, she attended the Baptist Church. She enjoyed sewing. Services will be Friday at the Barrick & Son Funeral Home. Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery by Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Jennie
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Jennie Johnson, 74, died June 1, 1950. She was born May 29, 1876 to Simon and Hattie Dexter. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Sam Johnson of Hammond, IN, and Wilfred Johnson of Danville; four daughters, Anna Murphy of White Pigeon, MI, and Rose Cort, Hattie Litten, and Jennie Schuring, all of Danville; 30 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Peter Dexter of Logansport, IN, and Nicholas Dexter of Moline; and a sister, Nellie Dexter of California. She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Johnson; and two sons. Burial was at Songer Cemetery under the direction of Barrick and Sons Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Josephine
GALESBURG, ILLINOIS: Josephine A. Johnson, 88, died December 17, 1956 at St. Mary's Hospital. She was born May 28, 1868 in Wataga, IL. She lived in Wataga for 51 years, and in Galesburg for 37 years. She was a Methodist. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Johnson; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Johnson. Services were held at the Kimber and West Chapel. Interment was at Hope Cemetery.

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JOHNSON, Linzia
BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS: Linzia "Len" Johnson, 48, died January 12, 1977. He was a boilermaker at Granite City Steel. He is survived by his wife, Rose Piatt Johnson; and two daughters, Debbie and Kathy Johnson. Interment was at Thomas Cemetery in Newport, IN with arrangements by Pete Gaerdner Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Peter W.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Peter Wilson Johnson, 77, died December 9, 1942. He was born December 16, 1863 in Sweden to August and Anna Wilson Johnson. He was a retired carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Jennie Johnson; four sons, Sam Johnson of Clinton, IN, and Emory, Elmer, and Wilford, all of Danville; four daughters, Mrs. Thomas Murphy of Michigan, and Mrs. William Cort, Mrs. Shirley Litten, and Mrs. Harry Schruing, all of Danville; 30 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Callahan Chapel. Burial was at Songer Cemetery.

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JOHNSON, Raymond W.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Raymond W. Johnson, 64, died December 7, 1991. He was born April 29, 1927 to Emery and Elnora Mortz Johnson. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a member of the Salvation Army Church. He is survived by his wife, Helen Koontz Johnson; a son, Rodney (Annalisa) Johnson of Danville; his daughters, Diana (Harry) Mobley of Danville, Kathryn (Tom) Hodgeman of Wheatfield, IN, and Twila (Bill) Cooper of Danville; two brothers, Wilford (June) Johnson of Portland Arch, IN, and Alford (Beverly) Johnson of Brenham, TX; a sister, Victoria VanSaint of Terre Haute, IN; 9 grandchildren; and a step-grandson. He was preceded in death by a son; a grandson; his parents; five brothers; and a sister. Burial with military honors was at Spring Hill Cemetery under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Standley T.
ALVIN, ILLINOIS: Standley T. Johnson, 56, died December 16, 1977. He was born August 2, 1921 to Emery and Elenora Mortz Johnson. He enjoyed fishing and camping. He was survived by his wife, Ruth A. Mitchell Johnson; two sons, Ray and Stan, both of Alvin; six brothers, Art, Alvin, Emil, Ray, Alfred and Wilfred, all of Danville; and a sister, Vickie Sanders of Danville. He was preceded in death by a son. Interment was at Bethel Cemetery with arrangements by Morrison Funeral Home.

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JOHNSON, Warren
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Warren Johnson, 65, died September 26, 1990. He was born December 6, 1924 to Elmer and Celia Johnson. He is survived by a son, Monty Johnson of Mahomet; three brothers, Elmer (Lucille) Johnson of Danville, Theadore Johnson of Chicago, and Leon (Barbara) Johnson of Junction City, KS; a sister, Margaret (Billy) Troxel of Danville; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, June Kyger Johnson; a daughter; and a sister. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park by Pape Memorial Home and Gardens.

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JOHNSON, Wilford L.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Wilford L. Johnson, 81, died April 12, 1999. He was born August 25, 1917 to Emery and Elnora Mortz Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Reva June Lister Johnson; three sons, David (Rose) Johnson of Decatur, Richard (LaDonna) Johnson of Danville, and Wilford (Jamie) Johnson of Attica, IN; two daughters, Dorie (Ron) Benting of Attica, and Minnie (Raymond) O'Banion of Georgetown; a brother, Alford (Sadie) Johnson of Tilton; a sister, Victoria (Larry) VanSant of Tilton; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a wife, Betty McFarland Johnson; a son, Terrence Wayne Johnson; and five brothers. Burial was at Spring Hill Cemetery by Sunset Funeral Home.

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JONES, George E.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: George E. Jones, 100, died April 8, 1985. He was born February 12, 1885 to M.F. and Orleana Wells Jones. He was a member of Central Christian Church and the Vermilion County Farm Bureau. He is survived by two sons, Emery E. Jones of Saybrook, and Keith W. Jones of Danville; a daughter, Edith Knight of Crawfordsville, IN; 7 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melvina Jordon Jones. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Lakeside Funeral Home.

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JONES, Ira
RIDGEFARM, ILLINOIS: Ira Grover Jones, 90, died April 16, 1916. He was born January 11, 1826. He is survived by his wife, Rhoda J. Weller; and five children, Edgar P., Frank, George, and Arthur Jones, and Emma Arrasmith; 32 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Connor Jones; and three children, Jacob Jones, Anna Patton, and Rose Busby. Burial was at Crown Hill Cemetery.

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JOUETT, Blanche
McLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS: Blanche Jouett, 91, died June 2, 2002 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. Survivors include a sister, Ruth Fann of McLeansboro; a brother, John Edwards (Helen) of McLeansboro; two nieces; two nephews; her great-nieces and great-nephews; and her great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Interment was at Valhalla Cemetery in Alton with arrangements by Gholson Funeral Home.

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JOVAN, Audrey
MOLINE, ILLINOIS: Audrey L. Hicks Jovan, 72, died March 31, 2009. She was born May 3, 1936 to Clarence and Clessie Hall Hicks. She enjoyed ceramics and playing Chinese checkers. She is survived by a son, Steve Schneekloth of Moline; a daughter and son-in-law, Shavonna and Byron Johnston of Moline; 2 grandchildren; a son-in-law, Victor Klockengay of Roberts, WI; a brother; five sisters; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Susan Klockengay; four brothers; and a sister. Interment was at Moline Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by DeRoo Funeral Home.

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JUVINALL, Dorothy
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Dorothy Kathleen Juvinall, 74, died September 28, 1997. She was born April 7, 1923 to Harden and Ethel Marie Redifer Knapp. She was a member of the Assembly of God. She is survived by her husband, Paul Juvinall; five children, Richard (Carol) Juvinall, Dale (Anita) Juvinall, Barbara (John) Russian, David Juvinall, and Linda Forbis; a brother, Robert (Bonnie) Knapp; a sister, Betty (Lee) Kinney; and a sister-in-law, Virginia Nugester. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donal Dwaine Knapp and Clarence Dale Knapp. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Pape Funeral Home.

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KANTOWSKI, Albert
LEMONT, ILLINOIS: Albert Kantowski, 73, died May 23, 2009. He was born February 2, 1936 in Chicago, IL to Leo and Gertrude Kantowski. He was a retired iron worker at Corn Products (CPC) with 40 years of service, and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed fishing, and was active with the Lemont Senior Center. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rita Krass Kantowski; three children, Mary (Daniel) Goyer-Young of North Carolina, Catherine Kantowski of Racine, WI, and Anthony (Sabine) Kantowski of Linkenheim, Germany; two brothers, James (MaryAnn) Kantowski of Lemont, and Richard (Diana) Kantowski of Willow Springs; 3 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Interment was at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Cemetery with arrangements by Markiewicz Funeral Home.

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KARPPI, Eino
GURNEE, ILLINOIS: Eino Karppi, 84, died July 9, 2007 at the Terrace Nursing Home in Waukegan. He was born in Vahakyro, Finland on July 17, 1922. He came to the U.S. in 1955, and moved to Gurnee in 1967. He was a retired carpenter with Kangas Construction, and had also been a lumberjack. He was a Finnish Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Waukegan. He is survived by his nieces and nephews in Finland; his relatives in Michigan; and his friends, including Paavo (Helena) Pelkonen of Wadsworth. He was preceded in death by his parents, Oskari and Kreeta Karppi; and a brother. Services were held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Interment was at Warren Cemetery under the direction of Congdon and Company Funeral Directors.

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KARWACKI, Irena
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS: Irena D. Karwacki died October 27, 2005 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. She was born January 6, 1927 in Szczurowa, Poland to Wawrzniec and Maria Latas Scholz. She and her husband were the retired co-owners of Jozef's Hair Goods Studio. She enjoyed gardening, reading, swimming and biking, and was a member of the Lattoff YMCA and the St. James Women's Club. She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Chwastek of Arlington Heights; a brother, Stanley Scholz of Melbourne, Australia; and a granddaughter, Alexandra. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jozef; her parents; and a son-in-law, Peter. Services were held at St. James Church. Burial was at St. Adalbert Cemetery in Niles under the direction of Glueckert Funeral Home.

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KASHNER, David
ROCKVILLE, ILLINOIS: David L. Kashner, 72, died August 14, 2003. He was born May 26, 1931 in Gibson City, IL to the late Clarence Kashner and Alice Phillips Kashner. He was a retired Launch Operator for the Cape Cod Coral Corps of Army Engineers with 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jo Todd Kashner; a daughter, Teri Su Kashner of Greenfield, MA; a son, Brian D. Kashner (Denise) of Wareham, MA; a brother, Douglas D. Kashner of California; 5 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; his aunts and uncles; his cousins; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael David Kashner; and a brother, Richard Kashner. Inurnment was in Wareham, MA. Cremation arrangements were handled by Gooch Funeral Home.

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KASPER, Lucille
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Lucille M. Broeker Kasper, 90, died March 24, 2006. She was the mother of Richard (Veronica); and the sister of Lowella. She had 2 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry and a brother, James. Interment was at Mount Emblem Cemetery with arrangements by Baran Funeral Home.

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KAY, Louis
WATSEKA, ILLINOIS: Louis Kay, 94, died May 27, 2009. He was born October 3, 1914 in Watseka to Wilfred S. and Dorothy L. Langellier Kay. He was a retired farmer. He was a graduate of Duke University and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the VFW, the American Legion, and Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Kay of Los Angeles, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents. Arrangements were handled by Knapp Funeral Home.

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KEGEL, William
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: William Kegel, 70, died October 11, 1939 in Danville. He was born August 30, 1869 in the Netherlands to Martin John and Johanna Maria Plas Kegel. He was buried in Milwakee, WI.

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KEHL, Marjorie
NORMAL, ILLINOIS: Marjorie E. Kehl, 89, died December 4, 2008 at her home. She was born December 18, 1918 in Woodson to R.V. and Mabel McCurley Blimling. She was a retired florist, and had worked at Novak Flowers in Bloomington, and Jean's Flower Basket in Normal. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Normal for 55 years, and was one of the first women to be ordained an elder there. She was also a former member of Home Extension and the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Darlene Evans of Waynesville; a son, Darrell (Karen) Kehl of rural Hudson; five siblings, Dale (Florence) Blimling of Arenzville, Peggy (Ralph) Ash of LeRoy, and Mabel Henkel, Charles Blimling, and Dean (Pauline) Blimling, all of Normal; 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Dean Kehl; her parents; and two brothers. Interment was at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Jacksonville under the direction of Calvert and Metzler Memorial Home.

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KEIGHER, Jean
MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS: Jean A. Keigher, 64, died January 20, 2010. Survivors include a sister, Judy (Dan) Robbins of Romeoville; and three brothers, David (Ann) Keigher of Bourbonnais, James (Mary Jane) Keigher of Gillman, and Edward (Marcella) Keigher of Wilmington. She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Katherine Haley Keigher; three sisters, Jane Keigher, Winnie Bourdreau, and Diane Phillips; and two brothers, Gerald and Raymond. Services were held at St. Joseph Church. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery by Forsythe Funeral Home.

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KELLERSTRASS, Albert
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Albert Louie "Al" Kellerstrass, 76, died June 29, 2009. He was born January 9, 1933 to Ernst Frederick Kellerstrass and Myrtle Alma Hall Kellerstrass. He retired from the Illinois Division of Water Resources with 34 years of service. He was a retired U.S. Air Force captain, and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a graduate of Bradley University, and also studied meteorology at St. Louis University. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Amy Louise Sutton Kellerstrass; his children, Katherine Anne Kellerstrass and Peter Ives Kellerstrass; a brother, Ernst Junior Kellerstrass (Barbara); a sister-in-law, Roberta Kellerstrass; a granddaughter; seven nieces; and six nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Donald Kellerstrass. Services were held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman. Burial was at the Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria by Mott and Henning Funeral Home.

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KILLIAN, Raymond
BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS: Raymond J. Killian, 90, died January 17, 1997 in Bloomington. He was born March 18, 1906 in Bentown to William and Mary McCarthy Killian. He was a retired farmer. He attended St. Patrick of Merna Church, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, William and Judy Killian of Normal; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Mike Haas of Bloomington; a brother, George Killian of Phoenix, AZ; 5 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Lott Killian; two sisters; and three brothers. Services were held at St. Patrick of Merna Church. Interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery under the direction of Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home.

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KING, Floris
MALTA, ILLINOIS: Floris N. King, 77, died March 11, 2007. She was born August 1, 1929 to Ernest and Rosemary Ann Gillet Clarke. She retired from the food service department of Northern Illinois University, and also worked at Veterans Taxi Service and Montgomery Ward. She was a member and chaplain of Women of the Moose. She is survived by her children, Robert (Heather) King, Mary (Craig) Titus, Opal Franklin, Sherry (Chuck) Strohbehn, Harry (Karen) King, and Rosa Lee (Ted) Wogomon; a special companion, Fred Almburg and his family; a brother, Ernest Clarke; a half-sister, Eldean Teague; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Ray King; a sister, Guyla Carter; a brother, Guy F. Thorn; and her parents. Interment was at Fairview Park Cemetery by Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home.

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KINSELLA, Thomas J.
MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS: Thomas J. Kinsella, 80, died December 15, 2009. He was born in Morris, IL on December 17, 1928 to Joseph and Sadie Tucker Kinsella in Morris, IL. He worked for Olin Chemical in Joliet for 38 years, and was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Carnaghi Kinsella; a daughter, Mary Kinsella of Michigan; two sons, Joseph (Kelly) of Bentonville, AR, and Thomas, Jr. (Connie) of Bement; 5 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Jack. Services were held at St. Joseph Church. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery by Forsythe Funeral Home.

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KINTZ, Oleta
FLORA, ILLINOIS: Oleta F. Kintz, 76, died December 22, 2009 at Flora Gardens Care Center. She was born December 29, 1932 in Holdenville, OK to Wince P. and Alma H. Gentry Harris. She enjoyed playing bingo. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Kintz of Phoenix, AZ, and Theresa Kintz of Ankara, Turkey; 2 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; her nieces and nephews; her great-nieces and great-nephews; her great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and her friends at the Flora Gardens Care Center. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ely Harris; and a sister, Juanita Schell. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Frank and Bright Funeral Home.

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KIZER, Victor
MAROA, ILLINOIS: Victor Keith Kizer, 83, died January 27, 2005 at ManorCare Health Services of Decatur. He was born April 9, 1921 in Fairmount to Clarence and Alta Craig Kizer. He retired from Caterpillar, Inc. in Decatur with over 40 years of service, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and Korea. He attended Argenta Presbyterian Church, and was a member of the VFW. He is survived by his wife, Betty Hendrix Kizer; a daughter, Pamela LeConte of White Heath; three sons, Kevin Kizer of Chicago, Kenneth Kizer of Dubuque, IA, and Randall Kizer of Jacksonville, FL; a brother, Donald Kizer of Columbus, OH; and 7 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dr. Betty Kizer; and a brother, Charles. Services were held at Argenta Presbyterian Church. Interment with military honors was at Cerro Gordo Cemetery by Calvert Funeral Home.

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KLEINKOPF, Roberta
MACOMB, ILLINOIS: Roberta D. Kleinkopf, 95, died August 11, 2007. She was born August 27, 1911 Robert and Grace Dean Anderson. She attended Wesley United Methodist Church, and had also been active at Argyle Bible Church for several years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Homemakers Extension. She is survived by three daughters, Mary (Jerry) Payne of Roseville, Pat Naber of Brownsville, TX, and Doris (Dave) Kelly of Redmond, OR; a son, Ed (Molly) Miller of Ashland, OR; two brothers, Kenneth Anderson and Harold Anderson; a sister, Lois Bycroft; 11 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Edwin Miller and Clarence Kleinkopf; a brother; and three sisters. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home.

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KLITZING, Vivian
ALTAMONT, ILLINOIS: Vivian Marie Klitzing, 75, died January 14, 2010. She was born March 1, 1934 to Jake and Ora Suzanne Badman Logue. She was a member of St. Paul Blue Point Evangelical Lutheran Church. She formerly worked at Altamont Garment Co., Pleasant Acres Nursing Home, IGA, and Ben Franklin. She is survived by her husband, Arland Murray Klitzing; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Annette Klitzing of Altamont; two daughters, Candy Arnold of Shumway, and Cheryl Burks of Beecher City; a son-in-law, Douglas Rotramel of Merced, CA; a sister and brother-in-law, Maggie Sue and John Embrey of Harriman, TN; a brother-in-law, James Mesaros of Harriman, TN; a sister-in-law, Edith Logue of Argenta; her nieces and nephews; 9 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Jerri Rotramel; two brothers, Lornie Logue and wife Mary, and Floyd "Pete" Logue; a sister, Fleta Mesaros; a son-in-law, Robert "Bob" Arnold; and 2 grandsons, Scotty D. Klitzing and Zachery J. Burks. Services were held at St. Paul Blue Point Evangelical Lutheran Church in Altamont. Burial was at St. Paul Blue Point Lutheran Cemetery by Kull Funeral Chapel.

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KLOTZ, Ann
COLUMBIA, ILLINOIS: Ann M. Klotz died February 28, 2004. She was born December 22, 1921. She was a former cafeteria worker for the Columbia Unit #4 School District. She attended St. Paul United Church of Christ, and had been active with the Holy Cross Lutheran Church Quilters. Survivors include her husband, Harold Klotz; a son, Harold Klotz, Jr.; two nephews, Norman and Glen Rabberman; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Annie Glaenzer Sander; and a sister, Florence Rabberman. Services were held at St. Paul United Church of Christ. Interment was at Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery under the direction of Lawlor Funeral Home.

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KOLB, Celia
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Celia Charlotte Kolb, 73, died June 28, 1977. She was born August 23, 1903 to John and Florence Franks Johnson. She attended Douglas Park Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by four sons, Warren Johnson and Elmer Johnson, both of Danville, Leon Johnson of Junction City, KS, and Theodore Johnson of Kankakee; two daughters, Margaret Troxel of Danville and Alberta Mae Farner of Paris; a sister, Leatha Lindroth of Danville; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Elmer Johnson and William Kolb. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Park under the direction of Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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KLUZA, Sophie
NILES ILLINOIS: Sophie Bogacz Kluza died February 25, 2009. She was born November 29, 1915. She was the mother of Dorothy (Robert) Conrad; and the sister of Stasia Zaremba, and Bolek and Bronka Bogacz. She had 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; a daughter, Arlene Wenzel; and two siblings, Antoinette Bogacz and Anastasia Boruch. Services were held at St. Eugene Church. Interment was at St. Adalbert Cemetery under the direction of Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

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KRAMER, Lawrence
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Lawrence R. Kramer, 84, died October 19, 2010. He was born April 26, 1926 to the late Arthur and Florence Kramer. He was a member of the Baha'i Faith. He was the husband of the late Yolanda; and the father of Margit (Roman) Serrano and the late John Alfred (Bernice) Kramer. He is also survived by his grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Rosehill Cemetery under the direction of Drake and Son Funeral Home.

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KRAMER, Margaret
JERSEYVILLE, ILLINOIS: Margaret Mary Kramer, 59, died May 15, 2009 at Jerseyville Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born February 3, 1950 in Alton. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She is survived by three sons, Bart Kramer of Medora, and Matt Kramer and Scott (Sara) Kramer, all of Jerseyville; a half-brother, Kenneth (Beverly) Campbell of Temperance, MI; two sisters-in-law, Donna R. Kramer of Meadowbrook, and Diana and Darwyn Perdun of Edwardsville; a brother-in-law, Joseph R. Kramer of Jerseyville; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, David Pete Kramer; her parents; a half-sister, Evelyn Krotz; and a half-brother, Ralph Campbell. Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Alexander and Gubser Funeral Home.

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KRIPPEL, Anna
NEW LENOX, ILLINOIS: Anna M. Krippel, 82, died July 30, 2002 at her home. She was a member of the Retail Clerks' Union. Survivors include her husband, Vincent Krippel; her children, William C. (Marla) Krippel, Dr. Gregory L. Krippel, Kathleen (James) Yunker, and Robert (Paula Venckus) Krippel; two siblings, Mabel Oesterle and Stephen (Helen) Miller; 8 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services were held at St. Jude Church. Interment was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery under the direction of Hickey Memorial Chapel.

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KUSZYNSKI, Wasyl
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Wasyl Kuszynski, 84, died May 18, 2009. He was born April 18, 1925. He was the father of Anna (Ted) Longworth, Irene K. Odarczenko, and Roman (Joan). He had 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kataryna Kuszynski. Interment was at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Muzyka and Son Funeral Home.

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LANGHORN, Hazel
PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Hazel L. Langhorn, 76, died June 13, 2009. She was born February 15, 1933 to James and Edna Katherine Carr Crowder. She was a retired dietician for Sharon Healthcare with over 25 years of service. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, watching baseball, listening to gospel music, and collecting bells. Survivors include a son, Dennis Crowder, Sr. of Peoria; her daughters, Julia A. Langhorn of Hawkesbury, Ontario, Jeannie Langhorn of Peoria, GiGi (Roma) Lemon of Peoria, and Kikki (Samuel) Moody of Peoria; two sisters, Willa Mae Crowder of Peoria, and Katherine Wells of Durham, NC; her nieces and nephews; her cousins; 15 grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Langhorn; her parents; five brothers; four sisters; a niece, Marcia L. Young; 2 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Services were held at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Interment was at Lutheran Cemetery by Clary Funeral Home.

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LEARNARD, Lester
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Lester Learnard died of pneumonia on August 29, 1935. He was born August 30, 1848 to Nathan and Sally Scott Learnard. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hannah Learnard. Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery.

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LEDDY, Father John
BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS: Fr. John J. Leddy, O.M.I., 91, died December 1, 2010 in Belleville. He was born June 6, 1919 in Detroit, MI to Edward F. and Pearl A. Leddy. He was a member of the Missionary Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate for 72 years. He formerly served at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, and was an English and drama teacher in Buffalo. He is survived by two brothers, William L. (Kim Bissett), and James P. (Joan); his sisters, Mary Margaret Scott, Marilyn, and Terese "Lolly" Sablack; 10 nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and great-nephews; and his religious community. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Robert, Raymond, and Thomas. Interment was at Oblate Cemetery in Tewksbury, MA with arrangements by Jakubs and Son Funeral Home.

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LEGASPI, Virginia
LOVES PARK, ILLINOIS: Virginia G. Legaspi, 57, died February 3, 2008. She was born March 23, 1950 in Bacolod, Philippines to Horacio and Concepcion Bigot Gonzaga. She enjoyed playing bingo and mahjong, singing, cooking, and dancing. She is survived by five children, Mary Ann (Michael) Culver of Loves Park; Hermie (Brenda) Legaspi of Poplar Grove; Richard Legaspi of Loves Park, Mary Jane (Dan) Mamparo of Montgomery, and Mary Hope (Tommy) Davis of Oxnard, CA; 11 grandchildren; the father of her children, Hermen (Dawn) Legaspi; her father; and three sisters, Carmina (SenLin) Garver, Jamima Gonzaga, and Charito Francisco. She was preceded in death by her mother. Burial was at Belvidere Cemetery by Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home.

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LEONARD, Don
CAHOKIA, ILLINOIS: Don Leonard, 50, died July 12, 1993. He was a mailrooom employee at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 17 years, and had worked at all three of the newspaper's plants, downtown, Maryland Heights, and Vinita Park. He previously worked for the Dallas Morning News. Survivors include his wife, Caroline Leonard; two daughters, Marlo Leonard of Cahokia, and Dorriane Pierce of Pocahontas, AR; his parents, Basil and Rachel Foster of Pocahontas, AR; his grandfather, Riley March of Success, AR; and 2 grandchildren. Burial was at St. Mary's Holy Cross Cemetery in Fairview Heights under the direction of Holten Funeral Home.

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LEVINSKY, Clara
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Clara Levy Levinsky, 92, died November 9, 2007. She was born June 10, 1915 to Eva and Joseph Levy. She owned a grocery store, and later worked in the commercial transportation industry. She was a founder of Temple Israel in Elkhart, and was a member of Hadassah, B'nai Brith, the 4 Arts Society, the Red Cross, and the PTA. She enjoyed playing canasta and mah-jongg. She is survived by three children, Renee Nagle, Henry (Janet) Levinsky, and Marvin (Jane) Levinsky; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Levinsky; her mother, Eva Levy; and her twin sister, Dorothy Gutterman. Services were held at Chicago Jewish Funerals Chapel. Interment was at Waldheim Cemetery in Forest Park under the direction of Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home.

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LEVITT, Ernest
EFFINGHAM, ILLINOIS: Ernest L. Levitt, 91, died September 2, 2010 at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham. He was born January 9, 1919 in Montrose, IL to William and Cora Scott Levitt. He was a retired tool and die maker with Quebecor World Petty Printing, and attended Watson Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Ronald (Mary Ann) Levitt of Woodlawn; a daughter, Margaret Pemberton of Effingham; 7 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and 2 step great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth M. Kilster Levitt; two sons, Jackie and Edward; his parents; a daughter-in-law, Linda Levitt; a son-in-law, Alfred Pemberton; three sisters; and two brothers. Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home.

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LEVY, Isidore
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Isidore Levy, 69, died July 2, 1939. He was born in New York City to Mr. and Mrs. Morris Levy. He was a merchant, and was the husband of Fannie Levy. Interment was at Forest Park Cemetery.

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LIEBERSTEIN, Sidney
HIGHLAND PARK, ILLINOIS: Sidney H. Lieberstein, 78, died April 21, 2007 in Sarasota, FL. He was born in Boston, MA, and grew up in Chicago. He was the founder of Perfection Machinery Sales, and was past president of the Machinery Dealers National Association. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois, and a member of the Jewish Federation of Chicago, the University of Illinois Program in Jewish Culture and Society, and North Shore Congregation Israel. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eunice Horwich Lieberstein; four daughters, Jodi (Glenn) Preminger of Chapel Hill, NC, Amy (Chuck) Juhnke of Bozeman, MT, and Cathy (Joel) Schneider and Nancy (Richard) Becker, all of Highland Park; and 10 grandchildren. Services were held at North Shore Congregation Israel.

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LIEBIG, Bernice
QUINCY, ILLINOIS: Bernice L. Liebig, 100, died January 19, 2000 at the Good Samaritan Home. She was born November 18, 1899 in Quincy to Jesse F. Liebig and Anna Hauter Liebig. She was a retired office worker at Heintz Electric, and also worked at Excelsior Stove & Mfg. Co. for 34 years. She enjoyed quilting, antiques, and family history. She was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ and the Coatsburg Cemetery Association. She volunteered with the Blind Club. She is survived by two sisters, Jessie Wavering and Gladys Peters, both of Quincy; a nephew, Gary Dunham (Linda) of Moorpark, CA; a niece, Kay Wilkinson (Maurice) of Denton, TX; a grand-niece; and 4 cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Burial was at Greenmount Cemetery by Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

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LIGHTCAP, Sheila
ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS: Sheila J. Lightcap, 47, died September 1, 2007 at Rush Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. She was born April 22, 1960 to Robert and Wanda Strowiak Blackwell. She worked at Eddie Z's, and had also worked for the Board of Realtors. She enjoyed cooking, shoes, and entertaining friends. She is survived by her husband, Matthew Lightcap; a brother, Roger Blackwell; a niece; her mother-in-law, Shirley Lightcap; a sister-in-law, Martha (Tom Lane) Lightcap; a brother–in-law and sister-in-law, Jeff (Jane) Lightcap; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Tom. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery with arrangements by Fitzgerald Funeral Home.

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LINGENFELTER, Irma
DUNFERMLINE, ILLINOIS: Irma Lingenfelter, 79, died August 1, 2007. She was born September 19, 1927 to Gerald and Hazel Postin Smith. She was a member of the Moose Lodge since 1965, and the Dunfermline Women's Club. She enjoyed bowling. She is survived by a daughter, Cathy (Roger) Phillips of St. David; three sisters, Geraldine Shores of Dunfermline, and Dorothy Howard and Florence Wilson, both of Canton; 3 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene J. Lingenfelter; a son, Michael; a daughter, Hazel Ruth; two sisters; and three brothers. Burial was at Highbridge Cemetery by Oaks-Hines Funeral Home.

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LINTZENICH, Helen
SWANSEA, ILLINOIS: Helen Reilley Lintzenich, 89, died October 12, 2008. Services were held at Caseyville United Methodist Church. Burial was at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights under the direction of Herr Funeral Home.

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LITTEN, Harriett
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Harriett Dora Litten, 82, died June 14, 1991. She was born March 31, 1909 to Peter Wilford and Jennie Dexter Johnson. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Bisignano of Danville; a son, Robert Litten of Santa Maria, CA, a niece, Dorothy Clark of Niles, MI; and a nephew, Leon Johnson of Junction City, KS. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shirl Edward Litten; a son, Harry Bath; her parents; two brothers, Sam and Wilford Johnson; and three sisters, Rose, Annie and Jennie. Burial was at Songer Cemetery by Pape Memorial Home.

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LITTEN, Shirl
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Shirl Edward "Speed" Litten died November 1, 1989. He was born February 3, 1901 to Walter Voris and Sarah Watson Litten. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World Wars I and II. He is survived by his wife, Harriett Dora Johnson Litten; a son, Robert Litten of California; a daughter, Dorothy Bisignano of Danville; two nephews, Eugene Litten of Seminola, FL, and Leon Johnson of Junction City, KS; and a niece, Dorothy Clark of Niles, MI. He was preceded in death by a son, Shirl Litten, Jr., a sister, Lois; and a brother, Roy. Burial with Masonic rites was at Songer Cemetery.

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LOOKIS, Mildred
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Mildred B. Lookis, 85, died October 31, 2009 at St. John's Hospice. She was born December 21, 1923 in Springfield to William and Mary Yurgil Urban. She was a Catholic, and enjoyed cooking, cake decorating, polka music, and collecting angels. Survivors include her children, Betty Mitchell, Jean Rebbe, Jerry (Jan) Lookis, and Anthony "Duke" Lookis, all of Springfield; a sister, Marian (Frank) Camille of Sherman; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony "Tony" P. Lookis; her parents; and several siblings. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home.

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LOOMIS, Gladys
MUNDELEIN, ILLINOIS: Gladys Hecketsweiler Loomis, 92, died April 15, 2007. She was born March 3, 1915 in Mundelein. She was a school teacher, and taught in the Mundelein, Hinsdale and Batavia School Districts. She was a member of the National Education Association, the Wauconda Historical Society, and the Fort Hill Historical Society. She is survived by a niece, Linda Olson, a nephew, George Hecketsweiler, Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Helen Hecketsweiler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence; and a brother, George. Services were held at Ivanhoe Congregational Church. Interment was at Ivanhoe Cemetery under the direction of Kristan Funeral Home.

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LOOMIS, May
URBANA, ILLINOIS: May Cain Loomis, 91, died November 13, 2010 at the Champaign County Nursing Home in Urbana. She was born May 10, 1919 in Ivesdale to Joseph and Julia Donovan Cain. She was a graduate of Illinois Commercial College, and was a clerk typist for the University of Illinois and St. Matthew's Parish. Survivors include her husband, Charles Loomis; seven sisters, Regina Schumacher of Champaign, Sister Rita Cain of Rock Island, Joan Marzullo of Crestwood, Sheila Butler of Savoy, Imelda Cain of Miami, FL, Catherine Krupa of Escondido, CA, and Patricia Jackson of Aptos, CA; and a brother, Paul Cain of Urbana. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Myrtle Strickland; and brothers John and Carroll. Services were held at St. Patrick's Church. Arrangements were handled by Owens Funeral Home.

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LOTTA, Francis
ORANGEVILLE, ILLINOIS: Francis C. Lotta, 82, died April 1, 2008 at his residence. He was the son of Vito and Agatha Buffa Lotta. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Reuber Lotta; five children, Leo Charles of German Valley, Vito Mark (Corissa) of Verona, LeRoy Karl of Davenport, IA, Gene Norman of Arlington, TX, and Helen Francene (Tim) Grewe of Portland, OR; a sister, Ann of Washington; two brothers, Joseph and Lorenzo of California; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers, Sam, Leo, Christopher, and Russell. Interment was at Oneco Cemetery under the direction of Leamon Funeral Home.

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LOVDAHL, William F.
MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS: William F. Lovdahl, 80, died May 12, 2008 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. He was born October 14, 1927 in Warren County to Carl Oliver and Eliza Jane Bishop Lovdahl. He was a farmer and a U.S Army veteran. He attended the First Lutheran Church, and was a member of the Hawkeye State Archaeological Society in Iowa. He enjoyed gardening, and was a Cubs fan. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Cudd Lovdahl; a son, Terry Lovdahl (Patrice) of Purvis, MS; three daughters, Gina VanWinkle (Roger) of Galesburg, Melissa Soucy of Melbourne, AR, and Peg Key of Buffalo Valley, TN; a brother, Carl Lovdahl (Mary Ann) of Lynn Center; a sister, Matilda Shimmin of Monmouth; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and two sisters. Interment of ashes with military honors was at Gerlaw Cemetery by Turnbull Funeral Home.

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LUITJOHAN, Francis
DAMIANSVILLE, ILLINOIS: Francis A. Luitjohan, 84, died July 29, 2007 at his home. He was born February 19, 1923 in Aviston to Frank and Agnes Stoff Luitjohan. He was a carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Damian Parish, Carpenters' Local #433, the Knights of Columbus, and American Legion Post #1026, where he was a past commander. Survivors include his wife, Alvina E. Korte Luitjohan; his children, Frank (Marlene) Luitjohan of Edwardsville, Mike (Janice) Luitjohan of Germantown, Betty (Vernell) Hemker of Highland, James (Lana) Luitjohan of Mount Vernon, and Cindy (Alan) Grapperhaus and Charles (Theresa) Luitjohan, all of Breese; his siblings, Anna Spihlman of Germantown, Millie (Allan) Frey of Pierron, Pat (Rudy) Brandmeyer of Damiansville, Clara (Gualberd) Emig of Trenton, and Marie (Vince) Horstmann, Delores Zobrist, Paul (Mary Ann) Luitjohan, Rita Warnecke, and Jane (Pete) Korte, all of Highland; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alice Luitjohan, Sister Florence Korte, Veronica Korte, Eileen Luitjohan, Ed and Agnes Korte, Frances Luitjohan, Ray and Carol Korte, and Jerome "Dick" and Clara Korte; 24 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Agnes Goebel; three brothers, Al Luitjohan, Joe Luitjohan, and John Luitjohan; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including Maynard "Bud" Zobrist, Ray Spihlman, Ferd Korte, Sister Mary Judith Korte, Darlene Luitjohan, Lawrence Goebel, Joe Korte, Marie and Louis Rolves, George Korte, and Lloyd Warnecke. Services were held at St. Damian Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Damian Cemetery under the direction of Hempen Funeral Home.

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LUMAS, Mary Jane
EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS: Mary Jane Lumas died October 7, 2006. She was born April 30, 1952 in St. Louis, MO to Walter Smith and Mary Doss Smith. She was a seamstress for 13 years, and was the head cook at Specialized Living Center for 12 years. She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Roy Leonard Lumas, Sr.; two children, Iesha Lumas Wright and Roy Lumas, Jr.; her siblings, Walter (Chanetto), Chester (Darlene), Annie (William), Lester, Clara (Anthony), Yvonne (Derick), Vanessa, Nathaniel (Karey), Nathan, Izola Lumas, Eugene (Bernadette), and Johnie Smith; an aunt, Lula Mae Brownlee; her brothers-in-law; her sisters-in-law; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at St. John Baptist Church. Interment was at Sunset Gardens of Memory Cemetery by Nash Funeral Home.

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LUSHER, Tyree
BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS: Tyree Hunt Lusher died October 7, 1952. He was born July 16, 1885. He was a native of Virginia. He retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a former resident of Cape Girardeau, MO and Toledo, OH. He was a Methodist, and a member of the Railroad Brotherhood and the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Naomi E. Lesem Lusher; several siblings; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. M.E. Lesem.

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LUTZ, Rosetta
BECKEMEYER, ILLINOIS: Rosetta J. Lutz, 94, died March 7, 2007 at Caring First Nursing Home in Breese. She was born June 8, 1912 in Beckemeyer to Henry and Rose Rudolph Wintermann. She retired from Moran Shoe Factory with 30 years of service, and had also been a housekeeper in St. Louis. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Breese, and enjoyed bowling, sewing and baking. She is survived by her cousins;and a goddaughter, Janet Dorries. She was preceded in death by her husband, Moritz Lutz. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Breese under the direction of Zieren Day Funeral Home.

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LYNCH, Phyllis
HAMILTON, ILLINOIS: Phyllis E. Pope Lynch, 83, died February 5, 2008 at the Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, IA. She was born January 26, 1925 in Rock Creek Township, Hancock County, IL to George M. and Evelyn D. Pope. She was a graduate of Bradley University. She was a longtime hospital laboratory bacteriologist at Marin General Hospital in Larkspur, CA. She enjoyed gardening and pottery. She is survived by her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John E. Lynch; her parents; and two brothers, Eugene Pope and W. Mack Pope. Arrangements were handled by Lamporte-St. Clair Funeral Home.

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LYONS, Mabel
STOCKTON, ILLINOIS: Mabel Irene Davis Lyons, 72, died March 29, 1977 at Morgan Memorial Home. She was born August 24, 1904. Survivors include a son, Wayne, of Elizabeth; 4 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray M. Lyons. Interment was at Ladies Union Cemetery under the direction of Hermann Funeral Home.

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