Lucas (Luke) Robert Heppe, 41, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in Treasure Island, Fla. He was born Nov. 30, 1977, in Urbana, the son of George E. and Donna (Webb) Heppe. Luke grew up in Homer. As a child, he was a high-spirited and fun-loving daredevil with an impish grin. Luke was a natural
CHAMPAIGN – Charles (Chuck) D. Elmer, 89, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, January 11, 2019. Visitation will be held at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West in Savoy on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life service at 1 p.m. Chuck was born
Marilyn G. Vizek, age 83, longtime resident of Champaign, IL, died January 8, 2019 in Virginia with family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Jerry Vizek; loving mother to Brad (Sophia) Vizek and Brian (Paula) Vizek; proud grandmother of Amanda (Brian) Carraher, Joe Vizek, Thomas Vizek, Natasha Agard, Holly Vizek, Courtney Vizek, Ashleigh
Aaron Joseph Averbuch, 79, of Champaign died January 10, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Aaron was born in Chicago, Illinois to Clara and Sol Averbuch on April 17, 1939. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, he went on to achieve his PhD at the University of
Trudy H. Wood, age 59 of Orlando, Flor., formerly of Champaign, passed away on January 3, 2019 at home with her family at her side. Private family services will be held at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign with Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy (www.morganmemorialhome.com) handling arrangements. Trudy was born September 19, 1959, to Roy and Elizabeth Wood.
Danny L. Elam, 86, of Champaign, passed away Monday (Jan. 7, 2019) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, also at Morgan Memorial Home, with
John S. (Jack) Downes, 84, of Champaign died at 4:16 p.m. Friday, December 28, 2018 at home. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Champaign. Rev. Fr. Lee Brokaw officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Champaign. Visitation will be held from
Joanne (“Jo”) K. Radcliffe, 91, passed away in the presence of family on December 27, 2018. Jo was born January 12, 1927 in Springfield, IL. She attended Columbia College and then became a stewardess for TWA Airlines. In addition to raising three children, she also went on to become a Personnel Officer at First National
Judith “Judy” Cotter, 78, of Savoy passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018 at Willowbrook Memory Care of Savoy. She was born the daughter of Maude and Floyd Cotter in Benton, Illinois on June 12, 1940. They preceded her in death. Judy was a counselor at Central High School and taught at local public schools
David W. Snyder, of Champaign, IL, 81, died at 10:15 a.m. on December 22, 2018 at Meadowbrook Health Center in Urbana, IL. He was the older of the two sons of Earl and Julia Snyder. He is survived by his wife, Sharon, brother Leland of Boulder, Co., two sons, Douglas and Eric from a previous
Margie Lois Hansen, 86, of Champaign went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, December 22, 2018 surrounded by caregivers and family. Margie was born the daughter of Tressie and Louie Rapp in Chenoa, Illinois on July 8, 1932. They preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death is her brother Vernon
Kerrin Thompson, 69, of Champaign passed away Saturday December 8, 2018 at her home. She was born March 21, 1949 the daughter of John and Bernadine Thoennes in Bloomington, Illinois. They preceded in her death. Also preceding her in death is her brother Scott Thoennes. Her survivors include her daughter, Emily Thompson of Spring, TX;
Clyde S. Smith, 80, of Champaign passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 5, 2018. He was born on March 24, 1938, in Paris, Ky., the son of William Warren and Anna Lee Smith. They preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ann Lewis Smith. Also surviving are
On Saturday December 1, 2018 Katie Bridges, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 67, at home surrounded by family. She is survived by her husband, Edward Bridges; her daughters, Nicole (Walter) Musumeci of Champaign and Kelsey (Dan) Outlaw of Savoy; grandchildren Jameson Outlaw and Massimo Musumeci; her mother, Lennie Semonin
John David Zehr, 78, of Champaign died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2018 at Meadowbrook Healthcare Center, Champaign. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2018 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, Pastor Michael Dean will officiate. Burial will be in East Bend Mennonite Church Cemetery, Fisher. Visitation will be
David L. Reinertsen, 91, passed away from this life at Carle Hospital. Friday evening, November 30th, 2018. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church, Champaign, Pastor Chris Repp will officiate. Burial will be in Shields Cemetery, Canton. Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy is in charge of arrangements.