• Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Ruth B. Edmunds

    Ruth B. Edmunds, 84, of Watseka passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at her home. She was born April 13, 1934 in Watseka, the daughter of Harrison and Arvilla Bower Edmunds and they preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, David Rapela of Orlando, FL. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Beaver Cemetery in Donovan. Pastor Elaine Daugherty will officiate. Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Please share a memory of Ruth at knappfuneralhomes.com.

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Eleanor K. Marshall

    Eleanor K. Marshall, 93, of Sheldon passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Sheldon Health Care Center. She was born January 29, 1925 in Saginaw, MI, the daughter of Harry and Hazel Wilson Haynes. She married Francis G. Marshall on May 3, 1947 in Henderson, KY and he preceded her in death on May 21, 2013. She is also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; five sisters; and one grandson-in-law, Joe McCabe. She is survived by two daughters, Terry (Bill) Mabbitt of Sheldon and Stella Cyr of Woodland; three sons, Michael Marshall of Watseka, Maynard Marshall of Sheldon and Milo Marshall of Sheldon; one brother, Tommy Haynes…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Mason Dale Knorr

    Mason Dale Knorr, 24, of rural Clifton passed away as a result of an early morning accident which occurred near his home on Thursday, August 23, 2018. Funeral services for Mr. Knorr will be at 11:00 am on Monday, August 27, 2018 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. The Rev. Vern Arseneau will officiate. Burial will follow the services in the Clifton Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 3:00 until 8:00 pm at the Funeral Home in Clifton. Memorials may be made for the Family’s Wishes. Mr. Knorr was born on March 8, 1994 in Kankakee, the son of Gregory D. and Sheila A. Meyer Knorr and they…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Judith A. Cluver

    Judith A. Cluver, 78, of Watseka passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka. She was born October 3, 1939 in Watseka, the daughter of William and Myrtle Waters Grice. She married the love of her life, David H. Cluver on November 11, 1956 at Ash Grove and he preceded her in death on April 27, 2018. She is survived by one daughter, Jillene (Steve) Bjorklund of Elgin; two sons, Michael (Mary) Cluver of Aurora and Mark (Norma) Cluver of Watseka; five grandchildren, Aaron Cluver, Amy Bruens, Kelly Teal, Katie Cluver and Kyle Cluver; and five great-grandchildren, Connor, Sophie, Keller, Trey and DJ. Judy…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Lloyd E. Ulitzsch

    Lloyd E. Ulitzsch, 73, of Watseka passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Gilman Healthcare Center. He was born March 17, 1945 in Watseka, the son of Arthur and Lydia Pfingsten Ulitzsch and they preceded him in death in addition to two brothers, Dale and Steve. He married Donna Hoffman on January 3, 1965 at Schwer and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Melissa Ulitzsch of Crescent City and Crystal Ulitzsch-Hansen of Springfield; one son, Matthew Ulitzsch of Danville; one grandson, Chase; and one sister, Carol Cryier of Crescent City. Mr. Ulitzsch was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Schwer. He was a lifelong farmer…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Mae E. Ader

    Mae E. Ader, 93, of Chebanse passed away on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. She was born April 12, 1925 in Kankakee, the daughter of August and Maybelle Genshaw Sittig. She married Milton E. Ader on June 15, 1946 in Kankakee and he preceded her in death on November 26, 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother. She is survived by one daughter, Linda (Louis) Mahoney of Chebanse; one son, Douglas (Sylvia) Ader of Ashkum; four grandchildren, Misty (Joe) Powers, Karrie (Brock) Dundas, Jennifer (Jeff) Voss and Kyle (Amy) Ader; eight great-grandchildren, Samantha, Andrew & Emma Powers, Ethan,…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Edward Lee Brammer

    Edward “Eddie” Lee Brammer, 63, of Springbrook, WI passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at his home in Springbrook. He was born on November 19, 1954 in Watseka, the son of John Albert and Patricia Pauline (Denton) Brammer. He married Cheryle Laurent in 1977 and later married Pamela Obenland in 1983 and they both survive. Also surviving are one daughter, Abbey (Ryan) Garfield of Watseka; two grandchildren, Connor and Addisen Garfield of Watseka; his mother, Patricia Brammer of Milford; one brother, Mike Brammer of Bloomington; his girlfriend, Carrie Welch of Springbrook, WI and her son, Chuck (Tammy) Welch also of Springbrook, WI; one sister in law, Pam Brammer of…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Earl Monroe White

    Earl Monroe White, 82, of Milford passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Unity Point Health – Methodist Health Hospital in Peoria. He was born March 7, 1936 in Chicago, the son of James C. and Daisy O. Bolton White and they preceded him in death in addition to two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by nineteen nieces and nephews including, Fran Heffelfinger of Milford. Mr. White was a forklift operator at Certified Grocers, retired in 1998 and was a proud teamster. He loved the Bears, White Sox, all other Chicago sports teams, gardening, woodworking, synthesizing music, boating, and he made apple cider. A Celebration of Life…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Ronna M. Nasers

    Ronna M. Nasers, 71, of Watseka passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her home. She was born March 20, 1947 in Watseka, the daughter of Ronald and Fern Heffelfinger German and they preceded her in death in addition to one brother-in-law, David Bickers. She married Joel F. Nasers on December 22, 1967 in Stockland and he survives. Also surviving are two sons, Joel L. Nasers of Orange Co., CA and Mike (Jennifer) Nasers of Watseka; three grandchildren, Nathan Nasers of Watseka, Reece Nasers of Watseka and Madelyn Nasers of Orange Co., CA; and three sisters, Penny (Rich) Wilken, Debbie Bickers and Tammy German all of Milford. Mrs. Nasers…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Ilene M. Miller

    Ilene M. Miller, 93, of Cissna Park passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka. She was born May 29, 1925 in Rankin, the daughter of Frank B. and Olivia Roll Miller and they preceded her in death in addition to two brothers, Ivan and Raymond Miller. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Ms. Miller attended the Union Church in Cissna Park and enjoyed sewing, reading and gardening. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the Cissna Park Cemetery. Pastor Silas Montgomery will officiate. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or donor’s…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Mary Louise Hoover

    Mary Louise Hoover, 86, of Watseka and formerly of Kentland, IN passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Sheldon Health Care Center surrounded by her family. She was born September 27, 1931 in Fowler, IN, the daughter of Chris G. and Bessie Robertson Sorenson. She married Herb Hoover on May 20, 1951 in Brook, IN and he preceded her in death on June 18, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Jim and Dale Sorenson; four sisters, Betty McDaniel, Ruth Peck, Edna Walkup and Martha Masterson; one daughter, Ann Wince; and one grandson, Bryce Hoover. She is survived by three daughters, Lynn (Mike) Pugh…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Ronald Eugene "Gene" Hess

    Ronald Eugene “Gene” Hess, 80, of Clifton, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018; at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Gene was born on March 24, 1938 in Milks Grove Township; the son of the late Marshall and Dorothy (Peters) Hess. Gene married Anna Wade in Wautoma, WI on May 28, 1966. Gene worked at Mortell for 37 years until he retired. During his leisure time Gene loved to fish, was an avid White Sox fan, enjoyed completing puzzles, and loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Gene is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Anna, his children: Sharon Welge of Clifton, Linda (Mona Aprile) Hess…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Margaret V. Neukomm

    Margaret V. Neukomm, 95, of Cissna Park passed away on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka. She was born March 6, 1923 in Cissna Park, the daughter of Carl and Lydia Clauss Steiner. She married John D. Neukomm on September 28, 1942 in St. Charles, MO and he preceded her in death on May 25, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers; six sisters; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn (Norman) Cary of Zionsville, IN and Mary (Don) Stadeli of Silverton, OR; three sons, David Neukomm of St. Joseph, Donald (Cathy) Neukomm of Cissna…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Susan Noble

    Susan Noble, 59, of Goodland, IN passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. She was born May 20, 1959 in Rensselaer, IN, the daughter of Donald and Dorothy Glenn Childers. She married Paul Noble and he survives. Cremation rites will be accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Please share a memory of Susan at knappfuneralhomes.com.

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Erika McDonald

    Erika McDonald, 64, of Thawville passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at her home in Thawville. She was born on April 30, 1954 in Yugoslavia, the daughter of Johann and Maria (Krish) Schneider. Surviving is one daughter, Rose (Clifford) Mischke of Thawville; seven grandchildren, Amanda Mischke, Sarah Mischke, Clifford Mischke Jr., Laura Mischke, Monica Mischke, Colleen Mischke, and Dakota Mischke; four great grandchildren, Nolan, Rowen, Lilly, and Paisley; one sister, Helen Creeman of Chatsworth; one brother, John Schneider of Arkansas; one godson, Mike (Donna) Creeman of Cullum; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Peter Schneider. Mrs. McDonald enjoyed crossword…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Gloria Anne Gullquist

    Gloria Anne Gullquist, 76, of Clifton passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at her home in Clifton. She was born on August 24, 1941 in Kankakee, the daughter of William and Eva (Kaufman) Dutour. She married Robert E. Gullquist in L’Erable on September 8, 1962 and he preceded her in death on November 24, 1996. Surviving are one son, Bill (Connie) Gullquist of Clifton; one daughter Nancy Cadle of Bourbonnais; five grandchildren, Paden (Katie) Gullquist of Crown Point, IN, Charlotte (Logan) Myers of Hannibal, MO, Gunnar Gullquist of Clifton, Heath Cadle of Bourbonnais, and Amelia Cadle (Cody Netherton) of Kankakee; two great grandchildren, Elliana Gullquist and Carah Myers; one…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Ronald M. Meyer

    On Thursday July 19, 2018, Ron Meyer passed away at home at the age of 71 after a brief stay at the hospital because of heart complications. He was born March 5, 1947 in Jacksonville, Illinois, the son of Milton and Marie Meyer, who preceded him in death. Ron will be sadly missed by his sisters and brothers, Carolyn (Harvey) Mink, Roger (Rita) Meyer, Robert Meyer, Sherry (John) Wagner, and Pam (Dean) Rood, nieces, nephews, and dear friends and cousins. Ron attended grade school and high school in Rankin and was the valedictorian of his graduating class. A graduate of the University of Illinois with a Masters degree in Mathematics,…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Diana L. Langellier

    Diana L. Langellier, 68, of Milford passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in Charlestown, IN. She was born February 15, 1950 in Watseka, the daughter of George and Lucille Matson and they both preceded her in death. She married Morris R. Langellier on November 7, 1970 in Prairie Green and he preceded her in death on April 10, 2002. She is survived by one son, Troy Langellier of Milford; one daughter, Rachael Langellier (Joe Thomas) of Charlestown, IN; three sisters, Barbara Schunke of Milford, Sandy (Bobby) Glenn of Monticello, IN and Joann (Bill) Kincade of Milford; one brother, Ken (Lu) Matson of Cape Coral, FL; two grandchildren, Ashley Langellier…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Norma Elaine Johnson

    Norma “Elaine” Johnson (née Kroon), aged 86, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 16 in Batavia, Illinois. Elaine was born June 29, 1932 in Loda. She was the oldest of three children born to Milton and Mildred Kroon. She graduated from Paxton High School and North Park College, and worked in the Department of Home Missions for the Evangelical Covenant Church. Elaine married Harry Johnson on September 4, 1954 in Paxton. Together they had three children and lived most of their married life in Wooster, Ohio. After Harry’s death in 1998, Elaine moved back to Illinois where she lived at a Covenant Retirement Community in Batavia and attended Batavia Covenant…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Elaine Noel-Hubbard

    Elaine Noel-Hubbard, 65, of Beaverville passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born November 30, 1952 in Kankakee, the daughter of Robert and Elva Lade Schaumburg. She married Joseph Hubbard on February 14, 2004 in Watseka and he survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Ruby Noel of Cissna Park and Jeanette Noel (Porter Waskosky) of Bourbonnais; two sons, John (Roxann) Noel of Watseka and Terry Noel of Watseka; one sister, Sylvia Clark of Kentland, IN; one brother, Gene (Debbie) Schaumburg of Sheldon; ten grandchildren, Hailey, Ciara, Lannie, Charlie, Joelle, Sabastian, Ian, Noah, Brayson and Ashlyn; two step-sons, Tyson (Jessica) Hubbard of Wichert…

  • Clifton,  Milford,  Onarga,  Paxton,  Sheldon,  Watseka

    Ronald A. Krumwiede

    Ronald A. Krumwiede, 75, of Cissna Park passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center in Paxton. He was born August 16, 1942 in Watseka, the son of Adolph F. and Frieda Seggebruch Krumwiede and they preceded him in death. He married Shirley Hauptli on November 5, 1961 at Ash Grove and she survives. He is also survived by three daughters, Dana (Bob) McKeown of Englewood, FL, Deanne (Joe) Rothermel of Broadlands and Dawn (Jay) Martin of Mahomet; one son, Derek (Elissa) Krumwiede of Cissna Park; six grandchildren, Taylor (Marcus) Powers, Chelsea (Zach) Wilkins, Landon Martin, Rianna & Torie Rothermel, and Tara Krumwiede; one great-grandson, Ezekiel…