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    Scoles, Franklin

    Franklin Henry Scoles, age 85, of St. Elmo, Illinois, passed away at 2:35 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2020 at his home in St. Elmo, surrounded by his loving family. There will be no services at this time. Memorials may go to the family or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.pagelfuneralhome.com Frank was born on October 7, 1934 in St. Elmo, Illinois, the son of Benjamin and Nelly (Tipsword) Scoles. He married Zelma Bernice Harris on October 7, 1976. He loved dirt track racing, building race cars, woodworking, welding, dancing and socializing with friends and family. Franklin worked many years as an avid welder, as well as…

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    Bergman, Harold

    Harold Dean Bergman, age 81, of Vandalia, passed away at 11:08 p.m. on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia, Illinois. There will be a private family graveside service. Memorials may go to Ambuehl Cemetery or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.pagelfuneralhome.com Harold was born on March 14, 1939 in Farina, Illinois, the son of Walter and Clara (Wodtka) Bergman. He married V. Arlene Schwarm on March 19, 1961 in Farina, Illinois. He enjoyed fishing, raising cattle, mushroom hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his son, Dean Jay Bergman (wife Robin) of Winner,…

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    Meyer, Joan

    Joan C. Meyer, 80, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2020 at her home in rural Effingham. Private family services will be held with burial in St. Michael Cemetery in Sigel. Memorial donations may be given to Bethany Christian Services -Intact Family Services- and will be accepted by mail at Bauer Funeral Home, c/o Meyer Memorial, 1212 West Evergreen Avenue, Effingham, Illinois 62401. Joan was born July 15, 1939 in Teutopolis, the daughter of the late Bernard and Edna (Westendorf) Krone. She married Richard J. “Dick” Meyer on November 26, 1966 and he preceded her in death in 2013. For many years, Joan was a seamstress at Kern Manufacturing in Neoga…

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    Meier, Dorothy

    Dorothy Meier, 88, of Altamont, died at 8:00 a.m. Sunday, April 5, 2020 at her home. Private family services will be held and burial will follow in Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont Lutheran Interparish Schools or the donors’ choice. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, is assisting the family with arrangements. Dorothy I. Meier was born at home in rural Effingham on Monday, November 9, 1931 to the late Edwin and Gertrude Ziegler Hammer. On September 23, 1951 she was united in marriage to Arlen P. Meier and he preceded her in death in 1995. Dorothy was a homemaker and assisted on the family…

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    Joan C. Meyer

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    Giesler, Edith

    Edith Evelyn Antrim Giesler, 96 of Altamont, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Private family services will be held with burial in Arborcrest Memorial Park in Effingham. A public service to celebrate Edith’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be given to Lutheran Care Center – Altamont or Faith Lutheran Church – Shumway and will be accepted by mail at Bauer Funeral Home, c/o Giesler Memorial, 1212 West Evergreen Avenue, Effingham, Illinois 62401. Edith was born June 3, 1923 in Cerro Gordo, the daughter of Alonzo and Rosalie (Bennett) Antrim. She married Don Willis Giesler on May…

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    Gill, Lauren

    Lauren R. Gill of Brownstown, IL, passed away at his home on April 3, 2020 after an extended battle with cancer. Lauren was born in Strasburg, IL to Fred F. Gill and Margaret L. (Lowry) Gill on November 24, 1939. Lauren had two sisters, Sarah (Forrest) Armstrong and Darlene (John) Moomaw and one brother David (Susan) Gill. They were raised in Strasburg, IL. Lauren graduated from Stewardson-Strasburg High School where he was a standout runner on the track team. Lauren married Betty J. (Haken) Gill on December 22, 1992. Together Lauren and Betty owned and operated two stores in Centralia, IL, Second Time Around and Once Again. Lauren loved the…

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    ARNDT, Larry Sep 27, 1936 – Mar 13, 2020

    Larry Keith Arndt died March 13, 2020 in his home in San Diego, CA in the presence of his wife of 62 years, Nancy Jo. Larry was born on September 27, 1936 in Newton, Illinois, son of W.P. (Bill) and Lois Katherine Towell Arndt. He graduated from NCHS in 1954 and entered the University of Illinois where he graduated in 1958 with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He then entered the U.S. Army Security Agency as a 1st Lt. for a two year tour in Germany. Following discharge he moved to San Diego where he worked in private industry for six years…

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    Edith E. Giesler

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    Warner, Edwin

    Edwin R. Warner, 92, of Sigel, IL passed away at home on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Edwin was born on January 3, 1928, in rural Sigel, the son of Wiley and Mary (Boldt) Warner. He married Mildred Syfert on April 8, 1951. Edwin served in the Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950-1952. He was a life-long farmer. Edwin was active in the community, serving on the Stewardson-Strasburg School Board, the Effingham Equity Board of Directors and a 60+ year member of the Stewardson Lions Club. Additionally, Edwin served as a Township ASC Community Committeeman. He was a long-time member of the Stewardson United Methodist Church. Edwin served in leadership…

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    Poland, Nina

    Nina M.C. Poland, 95, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Effingham Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham, IL. Nina was born on June 18, 1924, in Le Mars, IA, daughter of the late John F. and Anna Mae (Blaylock) Folkers. She married Robert “Bob” Edison Poland, February 2, 1943, in Galveston, TX. When Nina was 8, she, along with her parents and her siblings Virgil, Joe, and Agnes, moved to a farm in Fayette County, Illinois. She was raised on the farm and developed a strong work ethic. Though she never attended high school, she did earn her GED at the age of 72.…

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    Thomas J. Ledbetter

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    Nina M.C. Poland

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    TAPPAN, Michael Aug 20, 1969 – Mar 27, 2020

    Michael Sean Tappan 50 years old of Altamont, Illinois died at 1:15 pm Friday afternoon March 27, 2020 at his home at rural Altamont, Illinois. In accordance with Michael’s intentions and directions cremation services will be served. Cremation Burial rites will follow in rural Altamont for his family and friends. Kull Funeral Home is assisting the family with their arrangements. Michael was born August 20, 1969 in Lakeland, Florida one of three sons and one daughter into the family of Charles and Catherine Murray-Tappan He was a graduate of the class of 1987 from Altamont High School. While in school he was active in cross country and track. Michael furthered…

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    Robert G. Rogers, Jr.

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    Robinson, Robert

    Robert R. “Dick” Robinson, 85, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at his home. Per Dick’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fear Nothing, P.O. Box 453, Effingham, IL 62401 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences can be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com Dick was born on December 29, 1934, in Yale, IL, the son of Willard and Beulah (Bates) Robinson. He married Linda Cashman on February 14, 1957 in Newton, IL. He served his country in the United States Army. Dick was a member of the Ste.…

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    Wakefield, Helen

    Helen V. Wakefield, 98 of Effingham, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham. Funeral services will be held privately at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with burial in Oakridge Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice and will be accepted by mail at the funeral home. (c/o Wakefield Memorial, 1212 W. Evergreen Ave., Effingham, Illinois 62401) Online condolences may be expressed at www.bauerfh.com. Helen was born November 3, 1921 in Jasper County, the daughter of Charles A. and Orpha (Winterrowd) Scurlock. She married Edward Dexter Wakefield on December 25, 1949 and he preceded her in death…

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    Wallace, Norma

    Norma Delores Wallace, 86, of Montrose, IL passed away at 2:24 am on March 30, 2020 at her residence. Due to recent events private family services will be held. Burial will be in the Mullen Cemetery rural Montrose. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL is assisting the family. Norma was born on October 1, 1933 in Montrose, IL to Thomas Arthur and Iva Blanche (Plummer) Ryder. She married Donald Wallace on February 6, 1954 and he preceded her on August 23, 2009. Surviving is her children Bonnie (Steve) Kennedy of Newton, Peggy (Gary) Whitaker of Montrose and Andy (Lisa) Wallace of Montrose; grandchildren Jason (Melissa) Kennedy, Kevin (Rebecca) Kennedy,…

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    Robert R. “Dick” Robinson

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    (NICCUM) CROTEAU, Connie Sep 11, 1940 – Mar 26, 2020

    79, of Eutawville, South Carolina, passed away March 26, 2020. Connie Sue Niccum was born September 11, 1940, in Effingham, Illinois, daughter of O. Ernest “Ernie” and Nora (Gibson) Niccum. She graduated from EHS in 1958. In 1959, Connie enlisted in the US Army WACS. She married Francis Henry “Frank” Croteau in 1966. He passed away in 1998. Later in life, Connie married L.C. Reed. She is survived by her husband; children, Peggy Glasgow; Arthur Croteau; Bonnie Morgan; Barbara Cundiff; and Joseph Croteau. Connie is also survived by her sister Linda (husband, Theron) Newell of Strasburg, and her brother Joe (wife, Mary) Niccum of Teutopolis. She was preceded in death…

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    Helen V. Wakefield

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    MILLER, Clara Oct 23, 1920 – Mar 25, 2020

    Clara L. Miller, 99, of Robinson, formerly from Newton, Illinois, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at her residence at Timber Creek Village. She was born October 23, 1920 in McCleansboro, Illinois the daughter of Viola Boster Vise and Rev. Leonard F. Vise. She married Frederick “Red” Miller on April 3, 1943, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death. Clara served as Jasper County Circuit Clerk for 26 years. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Newton, Illinois. She is survived by her daughters, Debbie Kull of Robinson, Illinois, Clara Jeanne C.J. Harvey of West York, Illinois, and Anne Henderson and her husband John of Robinson,…

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    ROGERS, Madonna Aug 14, 1930 – Mar 24, 2020

    Madonna Mae Rogers, age 89, peacefully passed away to her Heavenly Home on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 while at Heartland Senior Living in Neoga. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at the Ashmore Cemetery in Ashmore, Illinois with Richard Vail officiating. Memorials in her honor may be made to Heartland Senior Living and mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, Illinois 61920. Dona, as she was affectionately known, was born August 14, 1930 in Beecher City, Illinois, a daughter of the late George and Mamie Bryan (Hunt) Holmes. She married Denny Rogers on December 23, 1949 and they became the parents of four children. Left to…

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    Bergbower, Donna

    Donna Bergbower, 85, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham, IL. Donna was born on June 26, 1934, in Scottsbluff, NE, daughter of the late Leo and Gertrude (Pieper) Lager. She married Don Bergbower, November 25, 1955 in San Diego, CA. As a child, Donna grew up on a farm in Steamboat Springs, CO with 5 sisters and 4 brothers. She was filled with a lively spirit and was always ready for a new adventure. She reminisced often about working hard on the farm right along with her brothers and sisters. She also played hard skiing in the…

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    Donna Bergbower

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    Jaderberg, Lawrence

    Dec 1, 1969 – Nov 22, 2019 Larry was called to the Lord after suffering a severe heart attack in his home on November 22, 2019. His parents Larry Sr. and Kathy still suffer the pain of this tragic loss as do his Children, Nicole (nee Jaderberg) Sheehey, 28 New York, Jacob, 21 and Zachary, 19, who are students at Illinois State University. Larry lived in Effingham from 1972 thru 1984 and a graduate of St. Anthony. He was a Mechanic for 20 plus years and owned a House restoration business in La Grange, IL. and a graduate of Lyons Township H.S.

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    Sheehan, John

    John P. Sheehan, 84, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at his home in Teutopolis. Private family graveside services will be held Friday, March 27, 2020 at St. Francis Cemetery in Teutopolis with military rites. Due to recent events, a public mass will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be given to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight and will be accepted by mailing to Bauer Funeral Home, c/o Sheehan Memorial, 1212 West Evergreen Avenue, Effingham, Illinois 62401 or online at http://www.landoflincolnhonorflight.org/#/Donate . John was born April 6, 1935 in Trowbridge, the son of Clem and Mary (Hunk) Sheehan. He married Lucille Borries and she preceded him in…

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    Arnold, W. Wayne

    W. Wayne Arnold, 87, of Beecher City, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Heartland Christian Village – Senior Living in Neoga. For the many friends and family that knew Wayne, he would never pass up the chance to share a bowl of homemade ice cream. With this in mind, a Celebration of Life/Ice Cream Social will be held in his memory at a later date. Private family services will be held at this time. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Beecher City Volunteer Fire Dept or Crossroads Cancer Center Effingham. Online condolences can be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com Walter Wayne Arnold was born July 10,…

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    LORTON, Lewie 'Leon'

    Lewie “Leon” Lorton, 96, of Cowden, Illinois passed away on Thursday, March 19th in Phoenix, Arizona at Serenity Hospice & Palliative Care. Leon was born on October 4th, 1923, the son of Lewie and Hattie (Beck) Lorton in rural Cowden, Bowling Green Township in Fayette County. Leon was baptized into Christ in his mid-20’s and loved nothing more than to share his love of the Lord and extend his knowledge of the scriptures to anyone he had the opportunity to speak with. His positive attitude and outlook were illuminated by his faith in God and belief in the goodness of all mankind. He never met a stranger and impressed everyone…

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    Harmon, Howard

    Howard Lee Harmon, age 76, of Farina passed away at 3:27 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois. There will be no services per the family’s request. Memorials may go to the family or the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.pagelfuneralhome.com Howard was born on June 10, 1943 in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Charlie and Ella (Guffey) Harmon. He married Effa Allen on April 20, 1962 in Farina, Illinois. He loved walking his dogs, mowing and keeping up with his yard, and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Effa Harmon of Farina, Illinois;…

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    Weidner, Zachary

    Zachary Russell Weidner, age 23, of Salem passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 at his home in Salem, Illinois. There will be no services per the family’s request. Memorials may go to Pagel Funeral Homes at 100 N. Olive St. St. Elmo, Illinois to help with expenses. Online condolences may be expressed at www.pagelfuneralhome.com Zach was born on June 4, 1996 in Effingham, Illinois, the son of Russell and Barbara Weidner and John and Patricia Bach. Zach worked for Hallcon Railcrew. He enjoyed a great many things in his short life; he loved bow hunting, fishing, mudding, wrestling, and going to concerts. Zach enjoyed life when he was with…

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    Baker, Angela

    51, of Effingham formerly of Windsor passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at St Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, Missouri. She was a 1986 graduate of Neoga High School and attended classes in Early Childhood Care and Education at Lake Land College. Angie was a member of Gaskill United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. Angie’s talents were many. As a young girl, she loved buck dancing and playing volleyball. She also enjoyed painting carousel horses and arranging flowers. For 20+ years she worked at Walmart Super Center in Effingham. She was a beloved granddaughter, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed family and had a special relationship with…

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    John P. Sheehan

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    SCHUTTE, John Aug 2, 1936 – Mar 22, 2020

    John Henry Schutte, age 83, passed away at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham on Sunday, March 22. He was born on the family farm northwest of Sigel, IL on Aug 2,1936. He was the youngest of five children, and the only son, born to Harry and Eva Schutte. He always joked that he had never gotten very far in life…as he was born on the south side of the big old barn located in the middle of the family farm, and then moved to the north side of that same barn into a new brick house, after marrying Dana Lee Dezarne in 1966. Together John and Dana raised three children:…

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    TEETS, William Jan 31, 1943 – Mar 21, 2020

    William Marvin Teets, age 77 January 31, 1943 – March 21, 2020 William Marvin Teets, age 77, of Montrose, Illinois, passed away at 11:50 AM – Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Effingham Health Care Center in Effingham, Illinois. Private family services celebrating William’s life will be held, with burial will be in the Jewett Cemetery in Jewett, Illinois. A public memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sigel, Illinois. In loving memory or William, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 201 East Washington Street, PO Box 182, Sigel, Illinois 62462. Arrangements are under the care of Meyer Funeral Home…

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    LORTON, Lewie 'Leon' Lorton

    Lewie “Leon” Lorton, 96, of Cowden, Illinois passed away on Thursday, March 19th in Phoenix, Arizona at Serenity Hospice & Palliative Care. Leon was born on October 4th, 1923, the son of Lewie and Hattie (Beck) Lorton in rural Cowden, Bowling Green Township in Fayette County. Leon was baptized into Christ in his mid-20’s and loved nothing more than to share his love of the Lord and extend his knowledge of the scriptures to anyone he had the opportunity to speak with. His positive attitude and outlook were illuminated by his faith in God and belief in the goodness of all mankind. He never met a stranger and impressed everyone…