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Karen Kaiser posted on 10/21/20

Dear Kim and FamIly of Dr. Bill Schuh, You have my sympathy in the passing of your Dear husband and Dad. I met him once at Carle, when I was volunteering. We had a nice conversation. May God bless you and your family. Karen Kaiser


Renee Bloemker posted on 10/21/20

I helped Sheila after a couple of her surgeries, I also learned a lot from her. She was an incredible woman with an amazing history. I enjoyed visiting with her, and hearing he stories of her life. I am very sorry for your loss. I am blessed that our paths crossed and enriched by our brief times together. She was a special person.


Della J Goodman and Gary Brtignardello posted on 10/20/20

I never met Phil but I know his wonderful daughter who is kind, loving and accomplished. I know she loved her Father dearly and cared for him all the time. Rest in Peace Phil you raised a gorgeous daughter I wish I had the opportunity to know you.


Deborah Trotter Kasak, teacher Franklin Middle School posted on 10/20/20

I was sorry to read of your dad's passing, Martin. May your heart be filled with good memories.


Brian Funk posted on 10/19/20

Phil was a wonderful man and a true gentleman. I was privileged to work with him and call him a friend.


Natasha Rubel posted on 10/19/20

Dr. Schuh was very kind to my family about fifteen years ago when my mother was very ill and in the hospital. I will always remember how authentic and attentive he was and such a positive presence. He made a difficult time better. I am so sad for what happened. He was a lovely man and truly a force for good in so many people's lives.


Mike Sutter posted on 10/18/20

I had the lpleasure of working with Bill for over 10 yrs. He was always so giving of his time and medical expertise. He treated on several occasions as his EMR office was just down the hall. I will miss him and will keep him and the family in my prayers. My deepest sympathy to the family


DR Robert Scully posted on 10/18/20

I worked with Bill before my retirement from Carle and Health Alliance and held him in the highest regard. I remember reading "Gathering Pearls" and wondered, with all he did, how he had time to be an author too! I was very sad to hear of his tragic death, though for a Christian no death is ultimately tragic.


Beth Colla posted on 10/18/20

Kim, Jon, Dan and Sarah, words cannot express our grief for your family. Please know that Mike and I are holding you up in our thoughts and prayers. I will remember Bill's smile and sense of humor best. His pride in his family and devotion to all of you was one of his most defining characteristic. Bill was a good and Godly man and a respected and admired physician. His life positively touched a lot of people, and that is the best testament to a person. There are no words that will fill the void, our prayer is that God will wrap his arms around you all and hold you close and that you may take comfort in the support of your family, friends and community.


Bob and Claudia Kirby posted on 10/18/20

Dear Kim and Family, Claudia and I send our sincere condolences in your loss. We new Bill as one of our finest medical students and internal medicine residents and admired his steady hand as an administrative leader at Carle. May the peace of Christ be with you and all your family.



Dennis, Rita, Taylor and Jake Thomas posted on 10/16/20

Kim, Jonathan, Daniel and Sara, We were so very sorry to hear about Bill. We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember your family and never forget how wonderful Bill was as a Doctor and friend. He was so kind and happy. We are sending you all our love and prayers.


Donna Schaal posted on 10/16/20

Carl has joined God's eternal choir of angels! God's blessings to Carl's family.


Rita & Arnold Blockman posted on 10/14/20

We were so sorry to read about the loss of your husband, Katie. It made us very sad. We hope that memories will help sustain you during this time. Our family, including Rachel whose career was inspired by you, are thinking of you at this time. The Blockmans


John Rutledge posted on 10/14/20

Many days ago Ron welcomed me into the DSC family and his culture of caring, became a mentor and friend. I have fond memories of my time there, the work we did and fun we had. Friday nights at the Blind Pig and Sunday night softball leagues. All of my positive thoughts to Katie, and to all of those who are feeling his loss. Rest easy Ron. Rest easy.


John Rutledge posted on 10/14/20


Dan and Neese Reed posted on 10/13/20

He will be greatly missed in our tractor pulling club. He was a lot of fun. Such a sweet and kind gentleman. We are saddened by his passing but rejoicing that he is finally home in heaven.



Ernie posted on 10/13/20

Caseworker for me for 28 years at DSC



Maureen Peterson Povalish posted on 10/13/20

So very sorry for your loss Katie and family. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


Agnes Watson posted on 10/13/20

Carl is one of my cousins. We both went to the Lutheran Church in Broadlands. Later I would see him at the farm bureau. He was a good man and I always enjoyed our conversations.


Ellen Fearday posted on 10/12/20

Rainbow; I remember that shortly after Nicole came into your life you said your mom was thrilled to have a granddaughter and happy to spend time with her. I'm glad that you and Nicole have wonderful memories of your time together. I read in the paper that Kathy was "like one of her kids". I'm sorry you mother is gone but it's wonderful that you provided her with these great experiences before she passed.


Jolie Trautman posted on 10/12/20

I will always remember your dear Mother whenever "I'll Fly Away" is heard. With sincere condolences, Jolie Trautman


Rick Ewing posted on 10/12/20

Jon, Jeff and family. I'm sad to hear about Eileen's passing. She was as much a part of my childhood as my own mom. I admired her strength and sense of humor and she was a good friend to my mom until the end. My condolences and prayers for all of you.


Audrey Bianco posted on 10/12/20

Rest in the arms of Jesus, Carl. I'm sure you are in God's choir, singing with the angels.



Julie Ann Lefler posted on 10/12/20

Jan was a wonderful.person as roomates we shared alot of good times together may she rest in peace love julie


Tim Wyse posted on 10/11/20

My condolences to the Sanford Family. I always liked "MOM" very much. She will be missed.


Dana Daugherty posted on 10/11/20

So very sorry for your loss.



John and Anne Hogan Keegan posted on 10/11/20

Ron, Thank you for being a wonderful husband and father. You set a great example for Miles to follow. Heaven has certainly welcomed a fine horn into its gates. We know you are missing the sunsets and the sounds of the night from the farm. Rest up as we look forward to hearing your sounds in a new surrounding. Lovingly, John and Anne Hogan Keegan


Linda Sue HARNEY posted on 10/11/20


ariana makuch posted on 10/10/20

my deepest condolences to aunt katie, miles, and petey. uncle ron will be in my heart forever.



ariana makuch posted on 10/10/20

I remember sitting on the porch of uncle ron and aunt katie's house, talking and laughing deep into the night with my mom. one of my most cherished memories.



Patric and Mindy McDaniel posted on 10/10/20

Wonderful man, I was blessed to know him and his family for over 30 yrs.


Kathy Barton posted on 10/10/20

Gene and I have known Maria (Hortense) for over thirty years. We have many wonderful memories of meals she created, meals out in the community, and many Thanksgiving meals she attended in our home, where she always brought some wonderful creation she had made. Over the years, as her health diminished, we didn't see her as often as we would have liked, but we would call and talk to her. She and Gene had a running joke that she was older than he is because her birthday was December 10th and his was December 22, but they were born the same year. Maria was such a lovely person. We feel blessed to have known her. Our condolences go out to all her friends and family who will miss her as much as we do.


Sallie Gilbert Wilkins posted on 10/10/20

Jeff and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sallie


Boots Federhart posted on 10/10/20

I have such fond memories of your Mother. She worked for many years at John Hancock as did my husband. She also was a Hospice volunteer and so am I. She was a kind and loving lady. May God bless you today and the days to come.


Karen Burris posted on 10/9/20

I’m so sorry to hear this. Ruth was such a sweet lady.. She will be missed by many.


Laura Beatty posted on 10/9/20

I worked with Ruth at Christie Clinic, she could always make me smile, such an incredible woman. My deepest condolences to her family.



Sarah Morris posted on 10/9/20

I will never forget meeting Ruth the first time at Christie Clinic. She immediately became one of my favorites. Her infectious laugh, her love of causing mischief, and just her love of friends and family. I will miss running into Ruth here and there and always getting a hug and how ya doing? My condolences to the family, and especially to those grandkids who were lucky to have such a wonderful grandma in their life.


Larry and Eileen Waters posted on 10/8/20

We wanted to extend to you our deepest sympathies. We remember our Lions Club get-togethers and I enjoyed my card games with Mike and the rest of the Thursday night players as well. May all of your fond memories of your time together help get you through this trying period.



Cheryl Rodman Catanella posted on 10/5/20

So saddened to hear of Diedre's passing. Have so many great memories of her as a Tri Sigma Sister as well. She was a special person and one of a kind. So witty and always keeping us smiling with humor. Know we all feel fortunate to have know her. My condolences to her family members and friends. Who were fortunate to have been a part of her life.


Jan Carter Niccum posted on 10/5/20

Brant, sorry to hear of your loss. My mother, Helen Carter Niccum, was also a rural Dieterich girl and knew several of the Woody family members.


Donna Battershell posted on 10/5/20

I am sorry to hear of Diedre's passing. I enjoyed working with her at Spritz Jewelry and always enjoyed chatting her up! She had a great laugh too!! My condolences to the family


Judy A Harriss posted on 10/5/20

I worked at the Illini Union for the Director for several years, and I can tell you that Maria was highly respected and known for the quality of her work, and the training of her employees. She was also a delightful peson. She will be missed by many.


Tim & Mindy McGuire posted on 10/5/20

Mindy & I are heartbroken to hear about Mike’s passing. He was a very talented Man who we were truly blessed to know. I will always treasure going to Indy with Mike for 500 Qualifying in ‘93 with all access passes for Gasoline Alley & a return trip to IMS for the Inaugural Brickyard 400 for the NASCAR Cup Series in ‘94. His intelligence & intellect was a quality that we’ll never forget. May God give Carol, Amy, Jeff & their entire Family comfort during this time of loss.


Gregory Peters posted on 10/4/20

I worked with Ms Ramos for over 20 years, until the time of her retirement. I consider her to be my best employer and mentor, and one of my best friends. She is largely responsible for my long career and success at the University of Illinois. We were all richer for having known her and the world seems a little smaller now that I know she is no longer with us.



Linda Reynolds and Family posted on 10/4/20

My memory is the level of faith and patience, confidence and love Ms. Ramos had in many, many employees that were under her continual umbrella... Her beautiful smile was infectious to all whoever encountered it... Me and my family sends love to Hortensia and Mitzy...



Linda Reynolds and Family posted on 10/4/20

You and mitzy will be forever a piece of our family... May gods peace and grace be sufficient for the Ramos family!


Robert and June Ayers posted on 10/4/20

Sorry for the delay in this condolence. At 93 & 96, we don't get things done like we would like to. It was a big blow to here of Omers passing and it left us shocked at the time. We will miss his fun, sarcastic, loving, caring, optimistic character. It has been a great joy to have shared many fun times together With Omer and Audrey. It's been a gift from God to be their close friends for a number of years. He will be, and is missed greatly!



Steve Ayers posted on 10/4/20

What a wonderful guy, long time close friend to my parents and good customer to my company. He will be missed greatly, until we are all raised to dwell forever with our king and savior.



Carolyn F Long posted on 10/4/20

Maria Ramos was much more than just a boss to my daughter, Gidget . Maria was a great friend to the entire family. She loved, Sierra, Gidget's daughter and came to graduation parties and family get togethers. Prayers for Maria's family! Our family has many great memories. God Bless!


Linda Black posted on 10/4/20

Mrs. Ramos was a joy to know and a wonderful boss! She was fair in her dealings and would visit all of our halls often 'Just to see how we were doing and how things were going! She was terribly missed after she retired and will now be missed forever. Thank you, Mrs. Ramos for giving me such a good mentor!


Anne L Parker posted on 10/4/20

Maria was a dear friend and amazing colleague in Housing. As a young professional, she was an incredible role model for me. She was wise, creative, highly effective, full of energy and thoroughly dedicated to students and employees, their health and well-being. She was an outstanding person and very, very special.


Kathi Morrison Cook posted on 10/3/20

We were Tri Sigma Sisters and Diedre was always a bright spot in our group. We enjoyed her wit and personality! Condolences to the family


Chris Hill posted on 10/3/20

To Sandy, Brant and your family's we were saddened to learn of passing of Jeanette. We enjoyed knowing both Jeanette and Jake through the antiques business. We had many a good times traveling to antique shows and auctions as well. Jeanette always had a bright smile and a wonderful personality. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time in life. Chris and Melanie Hill


Pam Parker posted on 10/2/20

Accept my condolence for the loss of your husband, father, and loved one. I know this can be a difficult in your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and as you go forward from here. Blessings Pam


K Cavanaugh posted on 10/2/20

Carol and Family: So sorry to read about the loss of Mike. No time is a good time loose a person near and dear to the ones that have been and pleasure to know Mike And especially during theses days and weeks. Cherish the memories and Mike is pain not suffering and pain free now what he was dealing with and his your guardian angel and reunited with all his joined. My thoughts and prayers are with all during these difficult days and weeks to follow.(I will not be attending,but your in my thoughts)


Connie Klinc posted on 10/1/20

I am so sorry for your loss. Jeanette was always kind to my parents (Betty & Sheldon). My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Janet Perry posted on 10/1/20

Don't know if the other one went. I don't have a memory. I just wanted Debbie to know I was thinking about her.


Janette Mefford posted on 10/1/20

Our hearts are with you even if we can not be there. Always loved our visits and meals. Prayers to all our family there.


Joy Thornton posted on 10/1/20

All of my friends and I have been dearly fond of Maria. We met her as she directed food services, but we ended up inviting her to be a guest at our parties.


Karla Lodge posted on 10/1/20

Jan, I met you in all your exuberance on RLCII, and credit you for all the fun we've had ever since! So grateful for all you've been and done for me, my friend full of fabulousness! Missing you so much!


Phyllis W Williams posted on 9/30/20

What a wonderful lady! She was beautiful, fun and able to organize anything! Her cooking was superb! Noodles! Fried chicken! All made by a loving heart in an immaculate kitchen. Barb is not far away as Sue has her smile. We are certain Heaven is a livelier place with Barb, whole and well with God, reunited with Delmer and o many friends and relatives. There is no more pain. May each and every one of you feel comfort and love around you. The family of Elmer (1930-2003) and Patricia Brazelton


Vicki Lynn (Fox) Costa posted on 9/29/20

I'm so thankful we were neighbors back in 1957. Jeanette was a good friend to my Mother, Marvelle. I was thankful Jake and Jeanette were able to visit with my Mother and I went they lived in Savoy, and had the Antique store. She will be missed by all who she touched with her kindness.


David Hawn posted on 9/29/20

I am sorry to hear about this God bless she was always very nice to me a great person she will be missed by all



Randa Hileman posted on 9/29/20

Barb you will be missed. You were like a mom to me. Sending love and kisses. Prayers to your family



Connie Brown posted on 9/29/20

Love and sympathy.


Denny and Jacki Hendrick posted on 9/29/20

Heaven gained another Angel. Will miss you. Sending condolences to the family. You are in our hearts and prayers.



Pamela Pichon posted on 9/28/20

Heaven gained another Angel.



Lori Choate Walker posted on 9/28/20

Rest in peace Aunt Barb you will be missed!


Marilyn Kreiter posted on 9/28/20

So sorry to hear. Love to all.


Kathy Lee posted on 9/23/20

Carol and family .. I would like to extend my sympathy to you and the family. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I have many fond memories of your family from doing hair to cakes. Your Old hairdresser Kathy Lee


Myrna K Johnson posted on 9/22/20

Dick was always one of the most positive people I knew. His wit, intelligence, humor, and verbal support was so helpful to me during the many years I knew him and Carol. Their friendship has been sooo appreciated through thick and thin.


Greg Bowers posted on 9/22/20

Wonderful times of Uncle Tom I remember at the family Christmas reunions. I have not seen him in many years and life has separated us from the times when I was a kid, but I have these great memories.


Amanda Smith posted on 9/22/20

Gordie was a kind gentle soul and I always enjoyed hearing his stories. He will be missed but I find comfort that he is now with his wife laughing and rooting for the Cardinals!


Clark Brooks posted on 9/21/20

I just learned today about Freda. I cannot express my sincere sympathy enough to you and your family for your life. Her beautiful soul, full of love and faith, has is closer to God. I will miss her as I'm sure those who shared her warm smiles with will, too.


Barbara McConnell posted on 9/17/20

Dr. Broadbent was the most compassionate and fun dentist I have ever had or ever known. I am sorry to read of his passing. RIP, Dr. B. My teeth and I remember your stellar care! My condolences to your family.


Nikki Broadrick posted on 9/15/20

Pam was such a sweet person even in high school. She had that ready smile and soft voice and sparkling eyes. I remember the hug that I got from her the last time I saw her. Rest in peace Pam. You made a positive impact on the world around you. You will be missed.



MIchelle Crouse posted on 9/14/20

Pam talked me into working in patient advisory at Carle. I still remember the conversation today, and I am still there. Pam was always so supportive and she will be missed. So sorry to hear of her passing.


Sarah Lee posted on 9/14/20

I met Pam 40 years ago when I worked with Jeremy at Dr. Howard School. Pam was always so nice and kind. I will miss her and her happy smile.


Marvin Paulsen posted on 9/13/20

Floyd "Gordy" was a great friend whom I got to know through Champaign Lions Club. He served many many years tirelessly as Lion Tamer for our club. He always had a smile, and usually a story or a joke to tell. He always left us smiling and laughing. We will miss him greatly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was a wonderful man!


Linda and Dick Skaggs posted on 9/12/20

Deepest sympathy to Gordy’s entire family! Our memories are fond of great stories and many activities. It was a privilege to know this gentle man.


Chad Hoffman posted on 9/12/20

I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. It was so great to get to know him through Rotary. He always had such positive energy. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.



John & Lois Davison posted on 9/11/20

Whenever the Coast Guard Auxiliary met in their home area Pam would extend the hand of fellowship and food. She was a very special member of the USCG Auxiliary and will be greatly missed.


Amy Summers posted on 9/11/20

Jim was the student teacher for my high school choir my freshman year. To this day I remember his talent and love for music. I was so sorry to hear of his passing, but I celebrate his homegoing. May God give you and your family comfort and peace.


Gary Kelley posted on 9/11/20

Rosemary, I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I know it has been many years since JCU but I remember Tom (and you) clearly! Tom was one of the most authentic people I ever met! The world was a better place because he was in it! I am so very sorry for your loss.


Valerie (Jones) Zigler posted on 9/10/20

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Gordie was my 2nd Dad and wonderful family friend. Full of energy Gordie led a long and fulfilling life, now he joins Phyllis at her side in peace. A contribution to Fisher House has been made in his memory.


Sanna Frazier posted on 9/9/20

Aww Patti, I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You two were always so nice to me when ever I ran into you. I didn't realize you and Jim met at UIUC. I've only ever known you both together...thought you just grew up that way. I am thinking of you and your sons at this time. Although I've never met them, I have no doubt they are wonderful young men, just like their dad. Take care Patti.


Matthew Minniear posted on 9/7/20

Loving, caring woman. Known her and Larry 20 years. Two of the sweetest people you would ever meet.


Maureen Tweedy posted on 9/7/20

I knew Jim from Fittek. He was so kind and friendly to everyone who worked out there. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Jim Kirkpatrick posted on 9/7/20

My deepest condolences to the entire family. Yvonne was such a beautiful person inside and out. A few things that make you special, your wonderful smile, your one of a kind laugh, and your love towards everyone you knew. You will be missed but will always leave a smile on my face when i speak of you.


Ed Thomas posted on 9/6/20

Dear Patti Janet and I are deeply saddened at the news of Jim's passing. We have been praying for you and your family. Ed Thomas


Linda tester (InmanPlace) posted on 9/6/20

Larry so sorry for your loss



Glenda Corley posted on 9/6/20

My Sympathy, thoughts & Prayers are with Patti and this very Special Loving Christian Family.


Tom and Linda Shipley posted on 9/6/20

Larry and family, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our heartfelt sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Linda and Tom Shipley


Brian Eichelberger posted on 9/5/20

Went to Dr. Howard Grade School with Larry. One of the nicest people I've ever met. He was a very fast runner, and an all around great guy. My prayers for all the family and friends.


DAVID MIDDLETON posted on 9/5/20

Freda was more than a friend, more family than most. She and Larry entered our life, when my wife and I were GI Bill college kids. For more than 45 years, we welcome in each other's home. While we no longer have her presence here, but we see her in God's Heaven day for a sweet reunion.


Michelle Salfelder posted on 9/5/20

To my Chicago Marathon 2017 ACS friend...may you run swiftly with God now.



Sue Palms posted on 9/5/20

A lovely generous Mom to 3 fabulous women who all have her spark for life. She lives through you.



John and Charylene Taylor posted on 9/5/20

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Freda. She was a great friend having grown up next door to her in DeLand. I will miss her dearly. Prayers for the family.


Glenn Harriger posted on 9/5/20

Patty, my condolences to you and family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.


J. Rife posted on 9/4/20

One of the best guys to ever know. He loved his family, racing and football. Simple man, always knew where he stood. He will forever be missed. Juanita, he loved you very much. You will always be a Daddy's girl. He lived for his grandchildren, truly adored them. He was a proud Grandpa. He always had stories about them. Larry was one of a kind, I was proud to know him. I sure miss the racing days. My prayers go out the family. He can finally be at peace.


Heather Keith posted on 9/4/20

Karon was a good friend in college to my Mom, Diann Pemberton Keith, at SIU. My Mom moved up to Rantoul to teach after graduating, continuing her friendship with Karon. Karon was the maid-of-honor at my Mom and Dad's wedding, on August 10, 1968 (see picture posted on the Life Event timeline). Mom often told me stories of Karon's energy, courage, and love for life, which she admired. Karon came to Benton to visit when I was young, and we played pool volleyball together. Our family just lost Diann about five weeks ago, and going through photos we had been thinking about her friendship with Karon. We're so sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Robert Keith, Heather Keith, and Daniel Keith



Sheila Garrett posted on 9/4/20

She was the most caring and loving teacher loved her students devoted.god bless the family.


Sheila Garrett posted on 9/4/20

Devoted father and son.heavan welcome's him.god bless Nita,sue,Denny,Chuckie.


Bill Delaney posted on 9/3/20

I want to thank Dr. Ed Bruner for helping me get my Ph.D. in cultural anthropology. Besides being smart, stylish, and fun, Ed was kind and compassionate with students. Struggling during my first year of grad school, Ed came to my aid. The 60s and 70s were tumultuous for the country and Ed was always there as a balanced, level-headed guy. He and Cookie were a dashing couple. Their house was modeled after an Indonesian prototype which at the time was outrageous. Ed stayed in good shape and lived a long, full life. I echo many students who thank him for his important contributions and his warm connections to us all. He was special.


Elbert Hankins posted on 9/3/20

I met her so years age on the cruise We were strangers when we met We talked along time an I believe we became friends She will be missed by everyone


Ed Calhoun posted on 9/3/20

i've seen you through the years on RLC but never meet you until this year i had the pleasure of meeting and partying with you on the pre cruise Rock on RiP


Dorothy Garrison posted on 9/3/20

Such an amazing caring woman & was blessed to meet & hang with her on the RLC cruises. My thoughts & prayers are with all.



Christie Nelson Summers posted on 9/3/20

Sorry for your loss, Jan had such a beautiful spirit.❤️



Felicia Greenwood posted on 9/3/20

So many fun memories at the Maier houses growing up. Yvonne was always open to having us all (Luanne’s friends) over to catch up, play cards and laugh. Loved her genuineness, sense of humor and love of life.



Jane Copher posted on 9/3/20

Jan knew no strangers; once you met her, you were her friend. She was such a bright light and a very rare and precious gem. I'm so grateful to have known her. She will be missed by all.


Vickie Forehand posted on 9/3/20

Jan was a wonderful person. She added a little glow into every life she touched. I am so sorry for your loss.



Ellen posted on 9/2/20

You will be forever in our hearts


Abby posted on 9/2/20

Wonderful friendships made on RLC... Always remember and wonderful memories


Abby posted on 9/2/20

I was so lucky to have met Jan and friends on RLC trips... Her love and passion for life and music and friendships was astounding... Much love to family and circle of friends❤️



Lynne Bexley posted on 9/2/20

I enjoyed hanging out, eating dinner and listening to live music with Jan on the rock legend cruises. She was always so much fun! Will miss my sweet friend!



Patricia king lipton posted on 9/2/20

You fought a great fight. So blessed to have some time with you and your family.


Joe Schall posted on 9/2/20

Prayers to the family. I worked with Larry for quite a few years at Sears. For a guy like me who was a little out of his element, I always appreciated his willingness to help out. Although I haven't seen him in many years, I will always remember what a great guy he was.


Donna Skaggs posted on 9/1/20

Jerretta, I’ll always remember how fervently you worked to attain the best care possible for Wayne. My condolences for your and your family’s loss, and prayers that Wayne is in a better place. Christ’s Peace, Donna ( prior Resident Services Rep. at WOS)



Connie jo Ruggles posted on 9/1/20

I would like to say i am so very sorry for your loss. Larry was a good guy! Rest in heaven with your parents Larry. God bless you Juanita, Dennis, Sue, and Chuck.


Joyce Wolverton posted on 9/1/20

I was saddened to learn of Wayne's passing. He was a true and honest person. He will be missed. My condolences to Jeri and the entire family. Sending love and prayers.


Dave Reynolds posted on 9/1/20

Mark, very sorry for the loss of your Dad. My condolences to you and your family.


Connie Gettel posted on 9/1/20

You will always be a part of my life. No one can change that. I am sorry you had to suffer. Rest in peace


Ed Friedl posted on 9/1/20

My sincere condolences but she is now free and with Gerry. But for her family there will be a tremendous hole in their lives, she was very special. She certainly brightened the day where ever she went. I feel blessed to have known her and Gerry


Margaret Stewart posted on 8/31/20

I was so sorry to hear of Wayne 's passing. He was such a genial conversationalist, and a pleasant dinner partner. He will be greatly missed.


Greg Zike posted on 8/30/20

Jeretta, Laura, Bruce and families, I am very sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him and talking about Illinois Basketball. Wayne always found a way to make me laugh. Remembering his wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. You are all in my thoughts. Sincerely, Greg


Jill Kaltenthaler posted on 8/30/20

I was part of the volleyball teams from 1975-1977 and fortunate to play at the IHSAA state finals in Bloomington Normal in 1977. I appreciate Ras and her willingness to learn how to coach. We had never really played volleyball until 10th grade and she had coaching experience but the game was changing. Ras knew she had some talent and eagerly soaked up coaching and training tips. She went to sports camps and encouraged us to attend. She called on local men and women with more knowledge to help her become a better coach. Jill Foley (class of '78)


Dan and Elizabeth Nelson posted on 8/30/20

Our sympathy and prayers to the entire Hecht Family on Wayne’s passing... God’s Blessings


Max Rexroad posted on 8/30/20

Jerry and Lois were a great help to me when I attended the UICU. May she be with her Makers in heavily peace.


Max Rexroad posted on 8/30/20

Jerry and Lois were always a great help to me and my family. May she be with her Maker in heavily peace.


John Wilkins posted on 8/29/20

Hey there Jerry , this is John Wilkins from when we worked at Bush Bros . I’m sorry to hear that Wayne passed , it is a loss that will be hard to forget. I have thought about you and your family often over the years,


Sally O’Reilly Kieny posted on 8/29/20

So very sorry to hear about the passing of Coach Ras. She was a wonderful teacher and coach and had a great impact on the lives of so many. Ras coached me and my three sisters during our years at CHS and we have many great memories of these years playing volleyball under her leadership and learned so many life lessons on the court and off the court to carry with us in our lives. She had a fiery spirit that motivated us to “dig deep” and always give our best and a softer side to support us when that was needed. She did a lot for girls in sports at a time when girls didn’t always have these opportunities. Thank you for all that you did for us, Ras! My thoughts and prayers are with her family.


Carolyn Angel Beck posted on 8/28/20

My sincere condolences to the family of Ms Rasmussen. She was my gym teacher at Central High School in the 1970s. I remember her smile and kindness. May God comfort you and your family


Dennis & Johnette Sparks posted on 8/28/20

We are so sorry for your loss. We worked with Karon at Central High School. She was always warm and friendly and had a great sense of humor. Karon cared for and respected ALL of her students. May you find peace in your special memories of this very nice lady.


Beth Collins posted on 8/28/20

I was a coworker with Karon at Central. We shared our love for cats. She gave me a set of cat cups one year. I loved them and had them on display in my home. Years later I was getting rid of all of my cat collectibles and mostly everything I owned so I could live in an rv with my husband and tour the country. Karon just happened to stop at our garage sale and I was able to give that set of cups back to her. She loved it and so did i.


Robert A. Miller posted on 8/28/20

So sorry to hear of Karon's passing. We spent many enjoyable years together as teachers at Central High School.


Jeanette, Brant and Kay Lewis posted on 8/27/20

Deepest sympathy for your loss. Lost of fond memories of our families getting together. Goldie was a woman with spirit and beauty.


Randall Hatton posted on 8/27/20

I worked for Jack at U of I, best supervisor I ever had & a great work friend, always appreciated his advise. Will always re member when Linda's coat would brake off the turn signal lever in their car, Jack would just laugh! Hope Jack & Linda get to golf together in heaven. A man well remembered - rest in peace.


Rich Hensler posted on 8/27/20

I worked around Jack off and on my entire career at Local 601. He was a fine gentleman and a good friend of the Hensler family. I’m very sad to hear of his passing.


Deidra May Weidinger posted on 8/23/20

Verna, Linda, Carol & Patty so sorry to hear about Bob. He was a wonderful man. I have such fond childhood memories of growing up next door to all of you. I can see his smiling face still!


John Mason posted on 8/22/20

Uncle Bill was a generous, intelligent man who did a lot for his nephews like me. I loved spending time with him and his family in Champaign on football weekends and at his parent's home in Atlanta. He was a world authority on agricultural development. Perhaps his greatest gift to me was inviting me to join his family on a trip to several European countries when I was seventeen. This was pretty heady stuff for a young man from a small town called Morton. When I last saw Uncle Bill with some other family members at a restaurant in Atlanta I thanked him again for that special gift. Bill kept the family tax records for some of the family farm well into his 90s and was sharp as a tack to talk to. He collaborated with his own father, who lived to be 102, on a book of memories called The First One Hundred Years. Bill almost made it to that age himself and I will miss him. again and learned a little bit about his service in France in WWII.


Brian and Karen Thompson Family posted on 8/22/20

Our condolences to all of the William N Thompson Family. We have fond memories of family gatherings over the years and Uncle Bill’s gentle sense of humor. He was always proud of his family. Peace be with you.


Karen Sweikar posted on 8/22/20

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dody and your kids. I worked for John many years ago and will remember that time fondly! Whenever I would see him out and about, he would always have a big hug and huge smile to go with it! He will be missed and Heaven gained an awesome Angel who will look over you all


Nancy and Snook Pataky posted on 8/22/20

John made us feel good every time we met. He had that mischievous smile that pulled you in to his confidence. I will always remember his great pride in family as he grabbed his phone to show the latest grandchildren pictures and tell of his adventures with them. John was a people person and adored by many.


Martha Postlewait posted on 8/21/20

I remember your dad so well in Bement high school… Always friendly but quiet and just an all-around nice person. Your mother was a calm and collected lady and they were in our little potluck group many years ago when you lived in Bement. Suellen you were a baby then and I don’t think I ever heard you cry. I was so glad I located your parents at Clark Lindsey and was able to visit them a couple times before COVID-19 arrived. He seems so pleased to see someone from home and I certainly would have gone again. I am sorry for you that you lost both you lost both your parents so recently but I am happy that they are together again. You have my most sincere sympathy, Martha Postlewait


Kathy Caston posted on 8/21/20

Andy was our Sandstone buddy. He had a special relationship with many of us on the block. You could find my husband and I visiting with Andy together or separate. Andy was our neighborhood watch, and he would help any neighbor in need. He is going to be missed tremendously. I enjoyed my first year of retirerment sitting in the special chairs by his garage. My husband Burlie was waiting his turn next year to sit, talk and have a drink with Andy upon his retirerment. Andy was an avid reader and loved his magazines and would share his wisdom about a lot of topics. Then he would say," What do I know?" Andy knew a lot. We will cherish the memories we had with him. Andy, we will carry on our tradition of our Sandstone Block Party. We will have it on the 2nd Saturday of September. We will honor it in memory of you, our beloved neighbor. We miss you already Andy, we shed some tears because you were dear to us. You were always kind to our grandchildren, I remember Bill's old scooter, you let them ride the first year they came here from Atlanta. You were always willing to lend a hand. So long friend, rest well now. We love you Andy!


Donna Hutchcraft Fackler posted on 8/21/20

Verna and Bob's Family, Bob was such a wonderful person, always had a smile on his face, and something nice to say. I know you will miss him deeply, I am so sorry for your loss.


Kathleen Moreno posted on 8/21/20

Such a kind and generous man. We saw him often upstairs at Harvest Market. He always took time to visit. So sorry for your lost.


Jeff Funk posted on 8/21/20

My mom and I were so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. He (Keybird, as my dad called him) was without a doubt my dad's best friend. They spent many fishing trips together in Canada and always had a great time. He will be greatly missed.



Dick Knieriem posted on 8/20/20

Know that I share in your grief. John was a truly great friend representing an even greater family. My heart felt Condolence to all.


Joyce Blessman posted on 8/20/20

I got to know Goldie through my husband Don Blessman. We would meet at least once a week at Arby's on Neil St. in Champaign for lunch. She would always invite us to share her table. I thought of her as my friend as well as Don did. She always had a smile for you and fun to talk to. She will be greatly missed.


Steve smith posted on 8/20/20

I am Ora smiths son and had the privilege of knowing Goldie and playing with Donna and jerry from my earliest memories. She is the last of the Hawthorne gals. They were grand. Rest In Peace sweetie


Malinda Byrne posted on 8/20/20

Our sympathy and prayers are with June and her family, thinking of you and praying for peace for you all.


Jenna (Suttle) Schwenker posted on 8/20/20

Andy was a wonderful neighbor and friend to many. I always looked forward to his waves on my way in and out of the neighborhood. I am honored to have known Andy and to share my wedding anniversary him and his wife. He was always ready with a joke, a ride (courtesy of his giant truck), and a beer (or more) for anyone in need. He was such a great friend to my dad and I am forever grateful for his generosity and the sense of community he created on Sandstone. He is already greatly missed. Hugs to Bill and Ann and cheers to Andy!


Katy posted on 8/20/20

I only had the pleasure of knowing Andy for 6 years, after moving to Sandstone and becoming neighbors. I quickly found that as a neighborhood, he was the glue that stuck us all together. He turned neighbors into a family. Creating lifelong relationships. He was and will always be one of the greatest men I have ever known. He is greatly missed and will never be forgotten. Many great memories were made in his driveway that I will forever remember. The mayor of Sandstone and The Harner Way will always be remembered.


French Fraker posted on 8/20/20

Dody I was saddened to hear of John's passing. He was one of a kind. A man of many facets. In some was he was like a little kid inside with all that excited energy just to be alive. I can see him with that big smile as he is looking down and reading great article in the paper about his life. He was an asset to the community and gave back in many ways. My love to you and your kids. French


Wendi Branson posted on 8/19/20

We feel very blessed to have known Andy for the 15 years we have lived on Sandstone. Andy was more than a friend to us. Our kids referred to him as Uncle Andy from a very young age. Andy was and will remain a forever part of our family. So many wonderful memories shared with him from evenings just hanging out sharing stories, sharing with each other different dishes that were prepared, neighborhood block parties and hog roasts, exchanging in shenanigans like putting rubber snakes in grills or scooter rides that went wrong. The memories and all of the laughs that we shared with Andy will be memories we will forever hold close at heart. We will miss him dearly. My heartfelt condolences to Bill and Ann and all those that loved him. Here’s to you Andy Harner, Cheers! All our love always, Wendi, Randy, Preston & Myah


Bob Doty posted on 8/19/20

Goldie was a lifelong and loyal friend to our family. I have many fond memories of her and especially appreciate her friendship with my mother during my mother's decline in health. All the Hutchcrafts have a special place in my heart.


Marcus D. Johnson - Urbana, IL posted on 8/19/20

Peace with with John's family during this time of sorrow. He was a very good man and a great husband and father. Godspeed


Carlton Fisher posted on 8/19/20

John Phipps hired me in 1976 to work as a law clerk for him, Jim Evans and Al Tuxhorn. As I awaited the bar results and going on active duty as a Marine Corps officer and Judge Advocate in the fall of 1978, I worked alongside him as he taught me the finer points of the practice of law. His understanding and patience were limitless. That didn’t mean that he suffered fools well. He was a great teacher and encouraged me to participate with IICLE projects. His advice was straightforward and to the point. I wonder how many times he told his clerks - “Don’t shoot a cannon at a piss ant!” John, you will be missed. My condolences to John’s family. Carl Fisher, 1978 U of I law grad, Law Clerk 1976-1978


Ronald Gold posted on 8/19/20

I attended Law School with John and came to admire him as one of the brightest members of our class. My sincere condolences on his passing.


Ronald Gold posted on 8/19/20

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Rudy and Donna Melzer posted on 8/19/20

John will always have a special our hearts for how he fought for us pertaining to my husband's x wife. He was the best!! We joked he was our God. R.I.P John!



Sandy Moore posted on 8/19/20

I worked with John many times over the years with Busey guardianships, estates and trusts. He was always very helpful and a joy to work with. Also, he was a lot fun and I enjoyed his sense of humor. I was sad to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful person. My thoughts are with you - sending prayers.


Lois Wood posted on 8/19/20

I was so saddened to hear of John's death. He was one of the founders of Land of Lincoln Legal Aid in 1972, and he stayed with it for the rest of his life as a Board Member, and as President for many years. He was intensely dedicated and so proud of the program and of his role in our work. I met him soon after I started at Land of Lincoln in 1974, and during my my 43 years there, I enjoyed his friendship, his guidance, his keen mind, and his incredible enthusiasm for the practice of law. I will remember him and miss him as long as I live.


Sue Little posted on 8/19/20

So very sorry to read about Andy. Andy helped me so much with our/my family ancestral chart. He was a joy to visit with on the phone and through e-mail. My Deepest Sympathy Sue Soell Little


Laura Newcomer Cohen posted on 8/19/20

I was a law clerk for John in 2008 and 2009, and he was a wonderful teacher and mentor. I so admired his commitment to the legal profession and his family. My condolences to John's family for their loss.


Sherry Lovenguth posted on 8/19/20

So sorry to hear of Goldie's passing. Have worked for the Hutchcraft's for a number of years and have nothing but warm memories and smiles when I think of Goldie. What a classy lady that was always so nice. Prayers for comfort and hugs to all! Sherry


Erik Andersen posted on 8/18/20

Dody, Ann, John and Karen - so sorry to hear the news. He was truly a great man, a great lawyer, and a great friend to my parents, but I think of him as my coach and one of the most important, influential role models in my life.



Sean Fackler posted on 8/18/20

A true light in the world Goldie will be missed. She never met a stranger and always kind to everyone. I remember many a Christmas Eve at her home where she was so welcoming and made sure we all had a great time. Love you Grandma Goldie!


Melba lewis posted on 8/18/20

We were sad to hear the news of Andy’s passing. We always enjoyed talking with him. He was a very caring person. May he Rest In Peace after being re-united with Peggy and his parents. Bill - keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.


David Meyer posted on 8/18/20

John was a great friend. He had an unbelievable zest for life. John had tremendous love for his family and his grandchildren and reveled in their accomplishments. A tremendously positive person. My condolences to John's entire family for their loss.


Rev. William Somplatsky-Jarman posted on 8/18/20

On behalf of the Jarman family, our deepest sympathies to the family. We have many fond memories of all the Thompsons from our days while growing up at Uni Place Christian Church.


Ted Hermann posted on 8/18/20

To the Phipps family, my deepest sympathies for your loss. Mr. Phipps was a long time customer at Redwood & Ross, but he was much more than that. Often times he'd just pop in to chat, say hello and check on us to see how we were doing. You could never tell if he'd had a good day, bad day, other....he was always smiling. He would often times bring his daughters in the store with him. They seemed less enthused about shopping as their Dad but he was incredibly proud of them and spoke of them often. I never had need for Mr. Phipps legal services but I know he had a stellar reputation. As it is, I'm happy to have called him a friend. And he will be missed.



H Tim Hoffman posted on 8/18/20

I met John at U of I college of law. I knew that John was going to be a great lawyer. May his soul be bound in the bound of ever lasting life.


gary l. schlesinger posted on 8/18/20

i knew john thru the ill. state bar assn. a most wonderful person. always helpful friendly. never said an unkind word in all the years i have know him. great leader and mentor. his contribution to legal education and the practice of law will be sorely missed.


Irene Bahr posted on 8/18/20

John was truly a pillar of the Illinois Legal Community. He was kind, smart and always looking for ways to help other lawyers, especially small practitioners. He was an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association, full of ideas and energy. His is a loss to us all.


Dan Jackson posted on 8/18/20

John was a good man, a fine attorney, and a wonderful friend. I valued ay time that I spent talking to him, sharing stories, ideas, and insights into the law and life. John was always willing to share his knowledge and wide range of experiences from the framework of his warm and genuine personality. He was a Pillar of the Bar and of the community. I will miss him - we all will.



Mark Ritz posted on 8/18/20

I’m so sad to hear of this great man’s passing. He fought for me and I will never forget that. It was an honor to know him.


Lee and Jane O’Neill posted on 8/18/20

Our sympathy goes to all of John’s family. He was an outstanding attorney, but an even better person. I will miss our many cups of coffee together talking always about grandkids and then about local to world events. He was a great friend and will be missed by a lot of people.


Andrew Ference posted on 8/17/20

I have fond memories of working for John during law school. He was a great mentor and teacher and made me a better lawyer and person. He will be missed.



Steve Mottaz posted on 8/17/20

Sorry to hear about John. We studied together in Law School and had many cups of coffee at the pancake house together. Always a friend and a great lawyer. Judi and I send our condolences to Dory and family


Kenneth E. Baughman, Class of 65 LLB, PO Box 166,Monticello, Illinois, 61856 posted on 8/17/20

So sorry to hear about John. I was in his Law Class at the University of Illinois and fellow lawyer in the Champaign County Bar Association. Such a great record of public service.


Maureen M. McCord posted on 8/17/20

I am so sorry for your loss. John was a very good friend to both Jack and me. John and I shared the same birthdate--but not the year. I will miss him.


Mary Andreoni posted on 8/17/20

Dear Family of John Phipps: On behalf of Jerry Larkin, Administrator of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC), and the ARDC Commissioners, we are deeply sorry about the loss of John. As you grieve, know that we are remembering and honoring him. John was dedicated to making the legal profession an honorable one and gave selflessly of his time and talent in helping others. Among his many accomplishments, he led the charge to convince the Illinois Supreme Court that selling a solo practice should be ethically permissible, he starred in an ARDC webcast, still playing on our website, and watched by thousands of lawyers and, most recently, he advocated for changes that would enable more lawyers to have a succession plan for their law practice. Practical and passionate about what he believed in, he served the Illinois legal profession well. His contributions will be long remembered.


Glenda J. Schluter posted on 8/17/20

I had the privilege of working with Rosie at Chicago Title for many years. She was a great friend to all who knew her. She will be missed by many. RIP Rosie



Mary Burke posted on 8/17/20

My condolences to Dody and family. I had the pleasure of working for John for four years. He was a great man and will be missed.


Gisele Atterberry posted on 8/16/20

Our family greatly admired John. He’ll be remembered for his remarkable energy and endless kindness.


Kathryn A Wilson, M.D. posted on 8/16/20

Sending my deepest sympathies in this difficult time. He was a remarkable man and an outstanding attorney.


SARA TERHUNE posted on 8/16/20

I worked part-time for John for several years. As I didn't know much about workiing in a law office he was very patient with me and taught me so much. Such a fine, honest and dedicated man. I know he will be missed by so many. My condolences to all of his family.


Revel Honnold posted on 8/16/20

Such a sweet kind glad I had the privilege to help take care of him......


Judy Huelsbusch posted on 8/16/20

So sorry for your loss. Your family was very good to the Garingers.


Judy Huelsbusch posted on 8/16/20

So very sorry for your loss. Your family was very good to the Garingers.


Ann Russell posted on 8/15/20

I was really sorry to hear of Rosie's death. She was a good friend at Faith Church. She and Bill were in Bible Study with us for a number of years; At the same time, her daughter, Tammy, was our babysitter. Condolences, Tammy.


Melody Proemmel posted on 8/15/20

I have such fond memories of Rosie from working with her at Chicago Title from 1985-1990. She was a favorite co-worker and a caring Christian friend to me! She was truly an inspiration for all that she'd been through and had survived and persevered through the years!


Doreen Halberstam-Huck posted on 8/14/20

To Elaine and all the family. I send you my sympathy and love in the loss of your beloved husband, father and grandfather. Ed will be sadly missed by all of us. His smile, his humor, his brilliance and warmth.


Maury K Topolosky posted on 8/13/20

Ed was such a nice .gentle, intelligent man, and he was such a joy at our weekly meetings. He would add so much to our conversations and give his personal outlook as well as his brilliant scholastic knowledge to us. He will be sorely missed. Carry on Professor..


Rabbi Norman and Andrea Klein posted on 8/13/20

Dear Elaine, Jane, Dan and family, We remember your husband and father with great fondness. We will never forget how you, Elaine, and Ed visited our mother Florence on her death bed and how her eyes lit up with joy at seeing you and your meaningful conversation with her. We all appreciated your membership at Sinai and involvement in your chavurah. Andrea remembers a wonderful conversation with Ed about forthcoming book or essay about the indignity of old age. Yet he approached it with his typical grace, warmth, and brilliance.He will be very missed and we offer you all our deepest condolences. B'shalom. Rabbi Norman and Andrea Klein


Marcia Van Orden posted on 8/13/20

I never met this lady. But George "Dev" her son -my friend- thought she was a very special Mom. He would travel to Texas for Birthdays, Mothers Day and several other times of the year and stay periods of time and visit with her. He would tell me about his Mom and Dad and smile with pride in them and what they had done in life. God bless. Your all in my prayers.


Diane Gotteheil posted on 8/12/20

What a wonderful guy Ed was and what a great life he had. I send my thoughts to Elaine and family. He was special.


Patricia A Ray posted on 8/12/20

You will be missed. Prayers of peace to Elaine and family.


Mike Curme posted on 8/11/20

Ann and the rest of Noel's family and loved ones, I'm very sorry to hear about Noel's passing. I am thankful to have known him in our time together in UofI's graduate program. He was clearly a gifted teacher and scholar who positively impacted many.


Minh Dao posted on 8/8/20

In our first year at Illinois I still remember Noel gave me a Sharp calculator as a Christmas present which I still had when I retired two years ago. We studied together for our theory prelims and had many fond memories. We ended up being colleagues at Eastern Illinois for twenty years and Noel retired a semester earlier than I. He will be sorely missed by his former students. I still remember him passing my office on his way home and saying Bonne nuit. Noel, my dear friend, you have lived a good life and may you now Rest In Peace.


Michael J. La Due posted on 8/8/20

Louise was one of very few truly elegant people I could hope to know. Her accomplishments are well documented. Her breadth of mind and great humanity, while often appreciated, are less well understood. How to account for such a marvelous person? Well, Louise grew up in Kansas City during the reign of Boss Pendergast. She told me that regularly as an early teenager, she'd pick up the paper and there would be news of a murder near home. It could be a dangerous place. She had an older sister, and an adventurous uncle , who would sneak young Louise out to the nightclub scene without her parents' knowledge. In the predominantly black part of town, musical history was being made. Count Basie played, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins:the Kansas City sound was in full flower, and Louise was right there. Our favorite was Mary Lou Williams. Many times she shared these memories with me. Mary Lou Williams was my favorite, too. Young Charlie Parker was there , as was young Louise She took pleasure in his music as her eyesight was failing. In the last twenty years that I've known Louise, though our paths first crossed in the '70's, people who encountered her on important committees and boards would see the suits, the spectator shoes(but only before Labor Day,) and the iconic great head of white hair and mistake her for a bit of a stick in the mud. Nothing could be further from the truth. She remained for life that adventurous, curious young lady who snuck out to hear the best jazz, and to heck with what anyone might have to say about it. She was not just worldly, her engagement with life embraced all the world. She embraced civil rights before it was a movement, and she was a genuine feminist before it was fashionable. She lived her highest values and elevated everyone who knew her. For her friendship and her very great support I will always be in her debt. The City of Champaign will, also. She and I worked to get the new library built, where it is, over opposition to keep it there. Louise was concerned about the broadest access to the library, for all citizens, hence the location we stood firm for. She was also instrumental in the construction of the beautiful Multi-Modal Transportation Building in downtown Champaign. These are just highlights in a very long list, locally and elsewhere. With many who may read this, I miss her very, very much.


Brooke and Marcelo posted on 8/8/20

Though we never met Noel directly we heard many stories about him through Alyssa. She is one of the most wonderful people we know and always speaks so highly and fondly of her dad. We wish we could have known him and we are grateful for his gift of Alyssa to us! Lots of love to Alyssa and all of the Brodsky family. We are thinking of you all.


Sr Denise Glazik posted on 8/8/20

What a wonderful man and healer to so, so many! I am grateful to Dr Gwain for his many years of dedication to his patients, especially to me and my family!!!!! Rest In Peace!! My deepest sympathy to the Zarbuck family,


Sr Denise Glazik posted on 8/8/20

What a wonderful man and servant as a healer for people! He and his family of chiropractors took care of me and my family for years!!! I thank God for his gift of life and, that he shared his God-given talent to make our world a better and healthy place. My prayer of sympathy for all Dr. Zarbuck’s immediate family.


Jim Bruehler posted on 8/8/20

Rest in peace, my friend. My heartfelt condolences go out to your family. You always walked to the beat of your own drummer! Well done, sir! You have left a fine legacy!


Ron Mompier posted on 8/8/20

I remember Jim from Doc Rank's physics class back in high school. Those two would have discussions that left the rest of the class glossy-eyed. In gym class we were closer to equals. We would bring up the back of the pack while running laps but have the most wonderful conversations while half running, mostly walking. His sense of humor was spontaneous, insightful, but most of all endearing. He was modest and always a genuine person despite his considerable mental talents. We didn't keep in contact after high school but he was that person you would remember for a lifetime and always get the warm feeling inside when you thought of him. May you have found your peace, Jim.


Cindy Nelson posted on 8/8/20

Sally was one of the nicest people I ever met. When I worked at Carle, Sally was my adopted grandmother because June Sostheim was my adopted mom and the felt by their ages it was much more appropriate structure to our little family. Many years later, my real parents would meet Sally when they started volunteering with the Auxiliary. I remember the Sunshine cart that Ormy built and the care that Sally took to make sure it was stocked and sent out to the residents. I hope the family hears from many people they never knew were influenced by Sally.


Lynn Genschaw Winn posted on 8/7/20

What a wonderful dedication to Noel. Ann, I am thinking of you and the girls...I am so terribly sorry fo your loss.


Lorayne J Venable posted on 8/7/20

To Gwain and Cindy So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. He was the first experience I had with chiropractic medicine 45 years ago. I have always felt he saved me from a life of pain and provided me with the care I needed so that I could do the things I needed to stay fit. GwainII of course continued that care right up to his retirement in December. I appreciate all that the Zarbuck family did for me. Also, I don't want to forget Diann in the office who was always there to keep things straight.


Jennifer Bell posted on 8/6/20

On behalf of the Alexandra Bell family (Jennifer, George, Alex, and Chris), I am sending our condolences on the shocking and all-too-soon passing of Noel. While I only had the pleasure of meeting him once when picking Alex up from having visited Serena, I know that Alex thought highly of him – and especially appreciated his love of Menards! He sounds like an amazingly wonderful husband, father, friend, and community asset who will be forever missed by those who were fortunate enough to have been in his life. He will remain forever in your hearts. With Warmest Thoughts (and a special hug to Serena), Jennifer Bell


The Jerry Kaplan Family posted on 8/6/20

As a neighbor of the Brodsky Family when we lived on Foothill Drive in Champaign our kids spent lots of time together. Noel helped us so much as we learned how to manage the challenges of early dial up internet. Such fun memories as we watched our families grow up. Our deepest condolences from all the Kaplan Family Kim and Jerry, Joel, Todd and Rachael 7935 E North Lane Scottsdale Arizona and San Rafael, California.


Tom Pippen posted on 8/6/20

My condolences go out to the Henson family. A great coach and greater person. My wife Lewanna and I had season tickets to watch The Aggies make the Final Four. I had the pleasure of taking Coach Henson's basketball Class at NMSU and learned his philosophy of coaching. Also, had the pleasure of coaching Lou Henson Jr. at Lynn Jr. High here in Las cruces, NM. God Bless


Jeffrey K Stout, DC posted on 8/6/20

It is with great sadness that I learned of Dr. Gwain's passing.  He was one of the first chiropractors I met upon joining IPSCA and attending a District 4 meeting in Mahomet.  His passion for chiropractic, Palmer and his fellow principled chiropractors was obvious.  He and his brother, Merwyn usually "held court" during the social part of meetings to make sure many of us younger docs knew about chiropracTIC and understood the principles.  Gwain and his brother were chiropractic pioneers.  My condolences for GII, Cindy, Austin and the rest of the family.  Rest in Peace brother Gwain.


Randall Kangas posted on 8/6/20

Noel and I were grad students together and spent many long lunches poring hot peppers on pizza in Champaign, while finding solutions to the worlds big problems. I always enjoyed running into him in town, he was a good and interesting man, our condolences to his family.


Hannah posted on 8/6/20

What a wonderful obituary. I did not know him, nor his family, but after reading this I feel like I did. A lovely tribute to a man well-loved.


Tim Glazik Family posted on 8/6/20

Prayers to your family. RIP


Andrew Jeakins posted on 8/6/20

For 60 years your family has helped the Jeakins family live better lives. You are in our thoughts and prayers and may God bless your continued work.


Michael Hagley posted on 8/6/20

I will miss you dearly Noel. Getting to know you was great as we shared some of the same passions. You were a great guy. Your IBM model 2 will be in good hands for as long as I live



Kai Nemoto and Sean Massung posted on 8/5/20

Noel His legacy at our house is the computer desk. He said attaching a sliding keyboard section under a boring 4 leg desk will turn it into a very useful computer desk. It was the best invention ever :) Love, Kai and Sean with all cats


Kerry kenny loman posted on 8/5/20

I've never met Noel, but after reading his obit, I sure wish I had. What a great tribute to an obviously amazing guy. Sending condolences to the entire family.


Joe finnerty posted on 8/5/20

Noel was not only a student of mine, he also was a teacher an a good friend. RIP Joe F


Umeeta Sadarangani posted on 8/5/20

My heart goes out to all of you. I am so, so sorry. It is hard to believe someone so full of life is gone. The tribute captures his spirit so beautifully and with such love and humor that one can already see he will live on through you. Deepest sympathy to you all from Marilyn and me.



Sami Alabdulwahab posted on 8/5/20

You left us, but your moments stay with us for ever. God blesses your soul.


Sami Alabdulwahab posted on 8/5/20

Feel sorry for your loss. Noel was a great man I have ever met in my life. He was helpful colleague and supportive friend. God blesses his soul.


Jerry, Edna, & Laurie Cluver posted on 8/5/20

Gwain,Cindy, & family: Sorry to hear of the passing of your father & grandpa. Sounds like an amazing person, and had a good,full life with many blessings!You are all in our thoughts & prayers as you mourn the passing of your loved one!


Jimmy Collins posted on 8/5/20

Coach has been both a coach and a mentor. He came into my life as a coach and teacher and left as a friend. Indeed if I can touch half the lives and do half of the deeds then I hope I will have lived the lessons and expectations he had for me. More than a coach, more than a mentor more than can ever be expressed in a simple condolence. Our hearts are heavy as we grieve with and for the Henson family.


Jimmy Collins posted on 8/5/20

Coach has been my mentor and my friend. My life could have and likely would have been so different without him in it. He came as my coach and left as my friend. How grateful I am. If I can touch half the people Coach touched, if I can be the light he has been then certainly I will have lived up to his lessons and expectations. My family and I grieve deeply for the loss of a man who we saw as a giant. With love and respect


Steve Skaperdas posted on 8/5/20

Gwain, Cindy, and all the Zarbucks : I am very Sorry to hear of Gwain Sr passing. He was very nice to me when I did some painting work for him and June about 10 years ago. We talked about our music interest quite a bit, and when I was done with the job, he made me sit down at his piano and play. I asked him if he would rather have me play some Beatles or some ragtime, and he said ragtime. So I played Scott Joplins "the Easy Winners" : a four part march type syncopated rag on his piano. I think we both enjoyed each others company for the few days that I was there. God bless you and your families.


Travis K Bullock posted on 8/5/20

Such a kind and gracious man. What a wonderful time playing freshman bball with Coach and Coach Evans. I went on to coach for many years and won many games, due to the influence of these men! I was so honored, while taking his basketball class, Coach had to leave and said; Kip would take up and cont. I'll be right back!:) I got to teach for 20+ minutes!:) Lou and Lou Jr. will now be coaching together once again. Prayers for the entire "Aggie" family.


Lynette Williams Barham posted on 8/5/20

My Family has Fond Memories of your Father and his Mother. When the office was on Elm in Champaign. They were Very good to My Family. Dr Zarbuck Was an Awesome Dr and He introduced our Family to the Palmer method, telling us his story of How it saved him from his blindness. We will never forget that and his sense of Humor. Our family thought he we the Best and He was! Now his son is a carbon copy. What a Legacy he left a great Family and Business. He will be Missed. God bless His wife and Family.


Verl Sell big Ten Basketball official posted on 8/3/20

Mary Henson and the entire Lou Henson family, please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of your loved one. Lou was an outstanding coach and always a true gentlemen on and off the basketball court. I have many fond memories from many games at the University of Illinois as a Big Ten Basketball Official. God Bless!


Ernest and Anna Wagley posted on 8/3/20

The entire Henson family was part of our entire families lives. Would go to the Lou Henson basketball camp every summer in Ruidoso and unlike today's coaches - Lou was up everyday working with the kids. Mary, Lisa and Lori would run the snack bar - so many fond memories. Lou brought the sheer love of basketball to an entire city in 1969 and it forever changed our lives. Basketball was the focal point of our family and what we did. Went to a lot of out of town games and tournaments. When the Henson's left to Illinois - it was not a happy time for us - but bound to happen - and all of the sudden we were Illini fans (helped that my dad Leon went to Illinois). Years after they left you would go to a sports bar in Cruces and if Illinois was playing it was on. Loved when the Henson's came back to Cruces and it was great to see them. Much love from my Mom Anna Wagley, who still lives in the same house and son Ernest - We love the Henson's and are sad about Lou's passing, but also rejoice in the fact we got to be a part of their lives. (Oh and by the way my favorite number is still 14 because of Charlie Criss)


Diane Yates posted on 8/2/20

Mary and family, It is with sympathy for your loss that I say it was our blessing to have been among those whose lives were impacted by Coach...wonderful memories of the admirable man and most talented coach that he was.


Judy Taylor posted on 8/2/20

Coit and Leigh Ann, My sympathy for your loss. Lou will be missed by so many. He had a great influence in his life for many. Judy Taylor ( Hyster )


Navora Richardson posted on 8/2/20

To the Greatest Aggie of all times, Vaya con Dios my friend. You and your family touched many of us. Condolences to Mary whom I was privileged to meet at various Aggie events and children who attended Lynn Jr High where I taught. They were terrific children and great athletes. My daughter played on the undefeated team led by Lisa at Lynn. Also to son-in-law who treated my friend and I with great kindness when she had an accident at a WAC Tournament. I was so touched that he was willing to leave the tournament to accompany us to the hospital and on top of that take us to the pharmacy before driving us to our hotel. And an example of Lou’s sincerity and kindness, my great-grandson met him when he was about three years old. Thereafter he was so touched that any time it was announced that Lou would be at an Aggie game, he would get excited and keep reminding me that Lou Henson was going to be there. To all of his family my heartfelt condolences. You all have impacted our Aggie Family.


JOHN SCHWEBKE posted on 8/2/20

you were always welcoming of a new person. Thanks for being a GREAT HUMAN and a good basketball person to share the game high in the 1st level of Pan Am Center


Dan Howard and Jenifer Lichtenfels posted on 8/2/20

Mary, Lori, Lisa, and Leigh Anne, Our deepest condolences to you for the loss of Lou, a great man, husband, father, and grandfather. You are in our hearts and thoughts. We will make a contribution to the Lou and Mary Henson Endowed Scholarship in memory of Lou.


Dan Howard and Jenifer Lichtenfels posted on 8/2/20

A visit from Lou was always the highlight of my day at the office. His smile was infectious and his sage advice welcome. A true gentlemen and the greatest of Aggies. He will be missed by all.


Anne Radcliffe-Wood posted on 8/2/20

Jackie & Family, So sorry to hear of Tim's passing. You have my deepest sympathy @ this difficult time.


Ruth Jeanne Lutz posted on 8/2/20

Mary, Bill and I send you our deepest condolences and heart-felt affection. We do not need to tell you what an extraordinary man Lou was. Your marriage was a personal inspiration to us, as well. I treasure our time together on the plane coming home from North Carolina many years ago, and the kindness of you and Lou following me part-way home on I-10. Very classy of you both, and so very typical. God bless and comfort you in your grief. Jeanne and Bill Lutz


Les and Jeanne St Peter posted on 8/2/20

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the cherished memories of your life with Tim. God bless you all.


Jo Ann Garay-Lackey posted on 8/1/20

Sending our deepest sympathy. Love and Prayers to Mrs. Henson, Lori, Lisa, Lee Ann and family! Love, Jo Ann and Jerry Lackey.


Doris Y Kim posted on 8/1/20

Dear Jim, It's very sad to hear that you have passed away. As a young researcher, I learned a lot from you on serious physics research. I still remember your initial caution on the D0 lifetime difference, when you found the number was not zero. As many people know now, that was a starting point to a serious physics subject. You were a good mentor and colleague. Those discussions during the lunch breaks at Urbana sandwich places, and during the road trips to Fermilab are still fond memories to me. Rest in Peace, and I hope you are happy where you are now.


Albert Gentille posted on 7/31/20

Tim and I were great boyhood friends. Great guy!


Kihyeon Cho posted on 7/31/20

It is so sad to hear the news. I would like to express my sincere condolences while remembering him.


Carol & Jim Manley posted on 7/31/20

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jackie and the wonderful family she and Tim have together. May this come through even though we can't show our care personally. (Also may Bev, Susie & Cindy feel our hugs.) We thank God for the way The Schweighart Family lives out their faith by caring and serving.



Lenora Weaver posted on 7/31/20

Hugs and prayers for sandy's family and friends. I will miss your witty and snarky comments and your spunky personality. Enjoyed going to the U of I Volleyball games together and watching you in the plays. Until we meet again!


Gianluigi Boca posted on 7/31/20

dear Jim, I knew you from 1988 until 2005 during my work at the Fermilab charm experiments E687 and FOCUS. I admired you very much, you were my model of how a scientist should be. You knew how to lead a research group both from the bureaucratic point of view and, more important, from a scientific point of view. You never gave up doing physics 'hands on' even when your career was progressing. I remember your countless work presentations at the collaboration meetings and your keen intelligence during physics discussions. I am grateful since you taught a lot to me. I remember your decisive help - just an example - when I was stuck at a critical stage of my analysis on the Omega_c. I am sorry to learn that you passed away and I hope now you are happy somewhere in heaven.


Dario Menasce posted on 7/31/20

Jim was our role model, both as a human being, as a scientist and as an accomplished and faboulus teacher. We are a group of Italian scientists, colleagues and friends, who had the chance of collaborating with him in Particle Physics research for over twenty years at Fermilab. Every passing day, at the lab, we had the chance to learn something new from him. Even things we already knew he was able to present them to us under a different light. Working with him was not only a pleasure (his sense of humor was fantastic) but it was also a privilege, it made us appreciate that there is no limit in how deep things can be studied and understood. He was also a great companion to spend time with: I remember him once in Italy, on a long trip high in the mountains. After a few hours of walk he was exhausted, but his humor never let him down. We are deeply missing you, dear Jim. May the earth be light upon you.


daniele brambilla posted on 7/31/20

RIP Jim. You have been an inspiring professor even over the Ocean to a young Italian student who had the great opportunity to meet you in Fermilab. I own you the only little "contribution" I gave to physics as you sponsored my results on semi-leptonic decays. I will never forget you.


Sharon Gray Garbutt posted on 7/30/20

Jim has been a good and fascinating friend for over 50 years! The only thing I knew for sure when meeting up with him was that it was going to be fun...whether we got off on movies, politics, books, trips, art, physics(!)---whatever it was, Jim would always be there with his unique insights and enthusiasm. I will miss him, but thinking about him will always make me smile.


Ruta Rauber posted on 7/30/20

Very belated condolences on the loss of Frank. I knew him through the Holy Cross Adult Choir. I will remember him for his sense of humor and his fierce loyalty. He was truly a "one of a kind" person. God broke the mold after He created Frank, that is for sure. I don't see him as an "eternal rest" kind of soul. He's in heaven stirring things up. You don't want it too quiet up there.


Ruta Rauber posted on 7/30/20

Sending heartfelt condolences on the loss of Betty Jean. Betty Jean was a member of the Prairieland Stampers Club that was sponsored by Prairie Gardens. I was the coordinator at the time, so I knew her through our love of paper crafting and creating greeting cards. Betty Jean was a class act. She was kind, courteous, attentive, creative and a lovely woman. When she left our club due to other commitments, our club most certainly felt the loss. It was pleasure and privilege to have known her. Rest in peace Betty Jean.


Alice Brownfield posted on 7/30/20

I met Sandy through scrapbooking and stamping. She was truly one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I was so sad to hear she was ill and then of her passing. She was taken way too young. My heart goes out to her family. She will be missed.



Peggy Pennell posted on 7/30/20

To honor the memory of a kind and appreciative professor.


Barb Powell posted on 7/30/20

So very sorry to hear about Tim's death. Our prayers are with all of the family during this difficult time.


Inga Karliner posted on 7/30/20

Thank you Jim for teaching me about Grappelli.


Rob Gardner posted on 7/30/20

It is difficult to overstate the impact Jim had on my formation as a particle physicist with a computational bent. Each day began in his office with analysis and interpretation of results from the overnight data processing or detector simulation runs on the computers we had in the department at that time. We were sitting on a very rich charm particle data set, and Jim’s goal was to squeeze every last ounce of it to reveal and measure the quantum properties of heavy quarks. He loved charm physics, statistics and model fitting. These morning discussions could sometimes last until lunch, at which point we’d continue them down at Murphy’s on Green Street, developing the strategy for the next steps. Long afternoons of quiet analysis or writing papers usually followed, the sounds of Charlie Parker’s music coming from Jim’s office across the hall. There was little email or other modern disruptions back then; the pace always seemed relaxed yet incredibly productive. When there were setbacks, a disappointment, or some other result that challenged our thinking, Jim’s response was always “let’s get coffee” and we’d sort it out. I always enjoyed trips to Fermilab with him, to work on experiments or give talks at collaboration meetings, which were a sort of competitive sport for Jim. I learned quite a lot about physics and analysis on the backroads between Urbana and Batavia. I fondly remember taking shifts with Jim in the wideband laboratory. There was the joy of laboratory work and even sometimes drama in the “counting house” where we recorded data with our FOCUS collaborators. After a week of long days and nights spent successfully commissioning a rebuilt detector, we returned to Urbana late in the evening. As he dropped me off he remarked “it’s been real.” It surely was. Of the many memories and phrases from Jim that I carry around in my head, that is one I’ll savor.


Mark MacLeod posted on 7/30/20

I want to share a memory from high school. I am a year younger than Tim, and we never shared classes or socialized. But I knew him as the older brother of my classmate, Alan. I must have seen Tim in Centennial’s halls or on its fields during the two years we “overlapped” during high school, but I have no memories of him except for this one, lasting memory. In my Junior year I was in the cafeteria during lunch. There was the usual hubbub of talk and laughter; the clatter of dishes. The cafeteria had two doors on opposite walls. As I sat facing the west door, in walked Senior, Tim Schweighart. I’d never seen Tim in the cafeteria during that hour. But, as it turned out, he wasn’t there for lunch. He was simply passing through. I remember a book was tucked in one hand, at his side. And I don’t know how else to say this, but that man walked into and through that cafeteria like a lion. There was such calm and posture, confidence and poise, with his head erect and his eyes looking straight ahead, that I stopped eating and watched. I remember it like yesterday. Such a small, fleeting thing! Yet, for myself, so powerful. That’s it. You might laugh that this story is so simple and so short. It’s okay. As a sixty-six year old man, now, even I chuckle at my seventeen-year-old self. Yet, there have been times in my life when it was important to show calm, to demonstrate confidence, and Tim’s example always came to mind. Thanks, Tim. Thanks for the example. We never met, but I believe we will. I’ve got a story I want you to hear.


Kim Thomas posted on 7/28/20

To all my Kelton cousins and Aunt Bev please accept my condolences on the passing of Cheryl. I will always remember Cheryl at our family get togethers with her beautiful smile, upbeat personality and kindness to all. She was so bright and courageous.


Zak Orelove posted on 7/28/20

Sandy was a close friend of my wife, Lisa Orelove. She came from Illinois to visit us in Texas many, many times, and she stayed at our house. It shows a lot about Sandy that she always brought a gift for both Lisa and myself. Even though she could have just brought one for Lisa, she always remembered me as well! We had a lot of good times hanging out and showing Sandy around Dallas, and she even came in the summer, when it was 100 degrees here! We will miss you.


Lisa Orelove posted on 7/28/20

Sandy had such a big part in my life. We shared many experiences together. She was always with me to share the good times and help me laugh a lot!! But, she was also there whenever I needed a shoulder to cry on or just needed someone to talk to. While our paths after high school were a little different, our friendship and closeness never disappeared. I will always remember her with positive feelings, and I will cherish the wonderful memories I had with my time with her.


Mary & Jack Lindberg posted on 7/28/20

Dave, Marilyn & Nancy Thinking of you with sympathy. Losing your Mom is like no other loss. Hope you find comfort in the memories close to your heart. Thoughts and sympathy to you and your families.


Kip Pope posted on 7/28/20

Sandie, I was so sorry to read of Rod's death. I have such good memories of your and his "Burton's Feed Depot" years ago. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Kip


Laura Hazen posted on 7/28/20

We've lost an angel on Earth. I love you and miss you, Sandy, and I thank you for being my friend. My heart goes out to the family; may they find peace and comfort in her sweet (and often silly) memories.


Janet [ Adamson ] Erickson posted on 7/27/20

I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Jo Ann, James Conway. I know that Uncle Jimmy and Paul are reunited with her now. May they RIP.


Susan and John Sheppelman posted on 7/27/20

Sandy was an active member of our church, Trinity Lutheran Church. She did the children’s message many times at church. Sandy always had a smile for us. I believe she belonged to many committees in our church. Our sympathies go out to her family. I am glad we knew Sandy.


Kim Thomas Trovillion posted on 7/27/20

To all the Kelton cousins and Aunt Bev, please accept my condolences on the passing of Cheryl. I will always remember her fondly at out family get togethers with her beautiful smile, upbeat personality and kindness. She was so bright and courageous. I thank God for blessing us with her life.


Claire Deal posted on 7/27/20

With deepest sympathy to Sandy's family, may she rest in peace and joy. She was funny and kind, and her company was always a pleasure. I feel lucky to have known her.


Risë Lange posted on 7/27/20

My prayers for comfort and peace are with Sandy's family. I knew Sandy through Trinity Lutheran Church. We were on several committees together and in our churches' women's book group. We were part of a group who delivered children's messages for Sunday worship services. I was always impressed that Sandy would ask the right question or make an insightful comment during meetings that often were long with complicated issues. In book group she was generally quiet but it still felt like she was an anchor of our group. I appreciated her wit and sense of humor. I believe she was a person with a servant heart willing to help carry out Jesus' ministry here on earth.


Janice Bush posted on 7/27/20

My sincerest condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you.


Matt Matthews posted on 7/27/20

Dear Family, Jean Smith made sure we visited Vivian with Communion when we visited quarterly. When we stopped by she was often sleeping. We celebrate this woman of faith and thank God for her life and witness. Blessings to the family. PEACE, Rev. Matt Matthews, First Pres Champaign


Bonnie Weinacht posted on 7/26/20

Margie was such a sweet, kind woman. I was fortunate to meet her through the EIU Ice Hockey Team. I so enjoyed her company and looked forward to seeing her each week at the games. Richie and my son are still friends today. She was a great hockey mom. She was also very talented and knitted me the most beautiful scarves. 14 yrs. later I still treasure them. Rich & Richie my deepest condolences. I know she will be deeply missed, Hugs to all & thanks for the memories Bonnie Weinacht & Rob


Margaret Rooney posted on 7/26/20

Sandy will be missed greatly. She was always positive and happy. Sandy always had a kind word to say and was always making us laugh with her witty humor. When I joined CU Junior Woman’s Club, she was a mentor and amazing friend. She always gave everything her all - when she was planning an event, cheering up a friend, Volunteering, acting on stage, etc. I loved watching her on stage, because her enthusiasm was contagious. Sandy definitely made a difference in this world. So proud to call her my friend. God bless you my friend. May you Rest In Peace.


Debbie Babb posted on 7/26/20

She was one of my favorite Grade School Teachers. I loved earning tokens for good behavior and getting to spend them at her " store" on Fridays.


Marilyn Reid posted on 7/26/20

Vivian and I were members of the Evening Etude-Mozart Club in Champaign. On a few occasions, we played flutes together with other members of our group. She was a very interesting lady. My condolences to her family.


Stephanie Silver posted on 7/25/20

Sending my love and condolences to Sandy's family. I'm confident I will never meet another as witty as Sandy. I always knew time with her would be spent laughing. She was full of kindness and giving, and I'm thankful she was in my life. I will miss going to Illini games with her, but I know she will still be watching and cheering. Heaven has gained and beautiful angel. Wishing her family peace.


Christophe Porthault posted on 7/25/20

Hello, I don t know her but discover her story recently and was touched by what the challenges she faced since she was 2, be confined 3 years due to some political stuff. She looks to be very brave and hope people will not forget it and will not do it again ... We are all human in the same world ...


Sheila And Scott Kurzweil posted on 7/25/20

Thinking of you and your family Dave at this difficult time. Mother’s are special and hard to lose. Peace for you all. ❤️


BRIDGET DAVIS posted on 7/24/20

What a wonderful life. May you find comfort in the love of family and friends, joy in your many memories, laughter in the family antics and peace in the knowledge that the good Lord has welcomed her home.


Neil Juhn posted on 7/24/20

My deepest condolences to you and your family, Dave. I am sure memory and thought of your mom will be with you always.


Rocky and Debbie Colletti and Family posted on 7/24/20

She will have a special place on your shoulder and your memories will make the healing a lot better



annie Nelson posted on 7/24/20

I am so saddened to have lost my friend, Margie.I have so many fond memories of time spent with her.We enjoyed many summers at Owassippe Boy Scout Camp... where once , on a dare , she climbed a skateboard and rode backwards on it!She was thrilled. We often prowled the 3rd Sunday flea market in Bloomington looking for something old and wonderful or shared a few movies at Ebertfest. Often we just met for coffee.She was fiercely opinionated and I recall many a lively discussions with her .I also remember how kind, generous and supportive she was Running late and in a panic I needed help with decorations for a reception. She came over early in the morning and helped me finish sewing princess hats and arranging centerpieces. A good friend ,indeed! I remember going with her to an antique show in Farmer City. It was raining hard and she spied a little white dog, lost , frightened and running all over, sure to get hit.She made me (inspired me!) to chase after it. Somehow we caught it and took it to the police station where we were assured they would return him to his owner. Patron of the arts , and artist herself , I admired her work in stained glass, painting and felting.She had an artist's eye and could find beauty in a lovely painting or in the humble imperfection of an old dented teakettle. I loved my friend and will miss her dearly. My heartfelt condolences to her family.


Dave Roark posted on 7/23/20

Thank you for always thinking of me despite how far we lived from each other. Rest In Peace Aunt Marge. Love always, your nephew Dave


Sherry Holzner posted on 7/23/20

To Sandy's family and friends, I just wanted to pass on my condolences to you at Sandy's passing. Even though we didn't keep in touch frequently these last few years I will always claim her as a friend. We met through Robin and my stamping and scrapbooking events. I will forever remember those days and all the fun times we had together at retreats. She will be missed by many people but she will always be in our hearts until we meet again in our eternal home.



Sheila Garrett posted on 7/23/20

Carol was a great mother and grandmother and also great grandmother she work hard on holding her family together with lots of love she will be missed alot.god be with her family.


Linda Evans posted on 7/23/20

When we became neighbors 13 years ago, Margie was quick to welcome us to the neighborhood. She was one of the most generous and thoughtful people I have ever met. She watched over my kids as they played at the park, never forgot their birthdays, remembered their likes/dislikes, read with my middle son for hours, and checked in on me daily as I went through a very tough time. She was like a neighborhood mother to me and grandmother to my kids. I will be forever grateful for how she touched my life and cared for my family.


Kadri Vural posted on 7/23/20

Nancy and daughters, I am so sorry for your loss, my deep condolences. As you may remember Tom and I met at grad school at Caltech. He was one of my best friends there. Basketball was one of our common interests, we went to movies together. We communicated constantly after we graduated and sent each other photos of our families. If you remember, you visited me at Thousand Oaks several years ago. He was as decent, honest, and good as a person can get. Very, very sorry for your loss. Kadri Vural


Keri Roark posted on 7/22/20

Aunt Marge sent me boxes of art supplies when I was a kid. She was an artist and she encouraged me to be an artist too. When Daddy and Marge would talk on the phone I’d butt in and we’d talk about how I should have my own beautiful art studio like Uncle Richie made her (lucky gal). She made me send her pictures of my paintings encouraging me to pursue it and she made it seem easy. Thanks for everything Aunt Marge ❤️



Kalie and Tyler posted on 7/22/20

Best great grandma ever she will be truly missed


David, Aileen, and Jacob posted on 7/22/20

I will always remember Margie as our biggest cheerleader at hockey games. She was always there cheering us on. Despite her excellent hockey mom voice, she was always so kind and would always ask how my grandma was doing. She will truly be missed. Sending all our love and thoughts.


Bill Davis posted on 7/22/20

Susan you will be greatly missed. Thank you for welcoming us into your home so many times. Love to all the family take care of each other



Jean Roark posted on 7/22/20

A Family Memory.....Our son had a school project to do when he was in elementary years. The character in the book was “Flat Stanley” and each child made their own Stanley and had to mail it to someone out of state to show his travels. David made his evening “Flat Stanley” out of construction paper and we mailed it to Aunt Marge. Aunt Marge went all out with the Stanley project for her nephew. She propped him up at various locations in Champaign and took photos with full captions. I remember him on a swing at a local park and also in front of the University. She mailed us a large envelope with the photos and explanations of all the the places Stanley visited, and of course returned Stanley safe and sound. It was amazing......A perfect example of her creativity. Rest In Peace Margie



Jean Roark posted on 7/22/20

A Family Memory


Alexandra Stelter posted on 7/21/20

Richie I’m thinking of you and your family with the loss of your mother, and I pray for peace and comfort that will, over time, ease the pain of your loss. Bless you and your family.


Barbara Gordon posted on 7/21/20

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Margie's passing. She was always kind and friendly. I remember her most at Owassippe. May she rest in peace. My sincere condolences to the family.



Dave Roark posted on 7/21/20

Marge i will miss you very much. I will miss our texting and talking on the phone. Rest in peace and God Bless You Always. YOUR LOVEING BROTHER.


Arlene Goble posted on 7/21/20

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother!! Have many neighborhood memories!!


Stacey Pride posted on 7/21/20

I love you and hope you are at peace. I will miss sharing birthday's with you.


Susan and Roger Orban posted on 7/21/20

We’re so sorry to hear about Betty Jean. We send our sympathy to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.



Jamie, she called me Jay posted on 7/21/20

Be at peace with Grand Jim and Paul.


Carolyn & Larry Atherton posted on 7/21/20

So sorry to hear about Jo's passing.Enjoyed the visit of Jo & Jim to our home in Virginia.Our thoughts and prayers to the family


Marsha K Goldenstein posted on 7/21/20

So sorry to hear about your mother! Sending prayers to you and all your family!


Janet Shobe !! posted on 7/21/20

You will be missed. Be at peace.


Tunoia Jones(Tea) posted on 7/20/20

To the family of Don and Linda Garrett:Carol,Doug and Andrea.I only new your parents for a few months but it felt like a life time.I came to know them as their care giver,from day one I fell in love with them.Mrs Linda was so sweet and thankful for me being there to help (mostly there to help Don).She still wanted to help do for him as much as she could even though I would tell her that is why I was there so she could take a break.Your family are great Christians and I believe that's why we hit it off so well because I am a Christian too.So when Carol called and said Don had passed it hurt me too.God is smiling because he has called one of his own home.Doug as I have said to you many times you have a great seat in heaven for the way you took care of Don and Linda your in laws and Carol you and Andrea to for the love and caring that you both gave to your parents.Don is gone now but you all are still here to share your love with each and others thats what Don would want you to do.I love you all and thank you so much for allowing me to take care of your Dad Carol and Doug and your mom Andrea.Please keep me in your prayers as I will you guys.To God be the glory for allowing us to cross paths in this life.Your sister in Christ, Tea


Dave Barr posted on 7/20/20

I had Don at Jefferson and Centennial. He had a significant impact on my life - enough so I take the time to write this. I was going to receive a D on 8th grade algebra - not for lack of effort - as I was somewhat studious. My Mom was a professor - so education was valued in our household. My parents and I met with Don - he agreed to give me a C in the class - on one condition - I retake the class. Turned out to be one of the best things that happened to me in my academic career - and helped define me as a person. I couldn’t get it the first time through - but it sunk in the second time around - and I turned a D into As. This proves useful as I grew older - because life has the ability to knock you down - and Don taught me to kick the dust off and get back up. So I owe him a debt of gratitude. He left the world a better place than he found it.


Leon and Linda Follmer posted on 7/20/20

Leon and I are sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a wonderful person, always kind, caring about others, and sharing his knowledge about all things. He was a Christian man who loved God and his faith was evident to those who knew him. Linda, you have our sympathy and prayers.


Keith Olson posted on 7/19/20

I was a student of Mr. Garrett at Centennial in 1979 and 1980. Wonderful teacher and I recall him being a very nice person. RIP


Becky Harsha posted on 7/19/20

I just met Jo last fall when we joined her condo association. I only interacted with her a few times but I truly enjoyed her and planned to get to know her better. Then the pandemic hit, followed by Jo getting sick, so my plans for getting to know her better were put on hold. After reading her obituary this morning, I'm saddened that I didn't get to follow through on those plans. Her life sounded like an interesting journey; I'm sure she had many wonderful stories to tell.


Jeff Lewis posted on 7/19/20

I was a student of Mr. Garrett's during his time at Jefferson Jr. High School and Centennial High School. My memories of him are somewhat marked by time, however, one impression is everlasting. As an educator Mr. Garrett was engaged and involved 100% in everything he did and he lived every moment to its fullest. He also had a very wry sense of humor that he would use to lighten the atmosphere when teaching mathematics became a bit too "dry." Most (but not all) of his colleagues were, for the most part, educated and very sharp although some obviously did not enjoy interacting with 12-15 year olds. Not Mr. Garrett. He had a way of speaking to you that was very adult like and by his presence he pushed you subtly to respond in the same way. He obviously loved his job and his life as an exemplar leader of youth. One more memory, Mr. Garrett could, however, be a tough sports coach and I recall witnessing one or two "dressing downs" that he delivered during half time football/basketball games when our team was not performing to standard. All in all an interesting man who made a difference. A man who understood the human condition. An approachable man who cared. Godspeed Mr. Garrett, you may be gone but will not be forgotten. You certainly earned your peace in the next life. A stop at your gravesite in Savoy is now on my to do list. All the best to you Sir and to your family. Thanks for being there to provide some guidance, education and encouragement during those cold days of winter when I would walk to and from JJHS.


Nancy Kobel posted on 7/19/20

Omer was a kind and generous person. He had a talent for looking for the best in every situation. I appreciated his great sense of humor. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to his loved ones. Nancy


Donna Licquia posted on 7/18/20

I will miss Don's warm smile and kind and gentle ways. Don and Linda were always so warm and inviting whenever I spent time with them in Illinois or Florida. I am sorry for your loss, Linda. I will be praying for you.


Nancy McCowen posted on 7/18/20

Sonja and family. So sorry to hear of our dad's passing. Wish I could have offered condolences in person. Many fond memories of both your mom and dad. Always had wonderful conversations with them. I saw your dad at Mettler several times and we always shared memories. My deepest sympathies. Nancy


Carol & Jim Manley posted on 7/18/20

We always appreciated Howard's friendliness as a valued, fellow member of Good Shepherd where we were blessed by his tenor voice and his love for oral expression. His exquisite obituary is a powerful witness to a life very well-lived as a man of God, husband, father, relative, friend, lifelong scholar and educator.


Steve & Carol Elam posted on 7/17/20

Jo was a kind and helpful neighbor to my parents, Joanne and Danny. We all will miss her and wish comfort to her family.


Peggy Weinberg posted on 7/16/20

Omer and my husband, Rick Weinberg, worked together for many years. Rick became the chief pilate after Omer retired. Omer wrote a letter that was instrumental in Rick being chosen for the IL Aviation Hall of Fame. I didn't know Omer as well as Rick did, but I remember him as being someone who spoke with a twinkle in his eye, especially when he was talking about his daughters. He was a great guy!


MARIANNE GILMORE posted on 7/16/20

Our heartfelt sympathy is being sent to the entire family of Omer and to Bernice. Scott and Marianne Gilmore Kyle and Emily Kofoid Matt and Ellyn Schoenholz


"Gordy" Floyd Gordon posted on 7/15/20

Omer and I have been together in the Champaign Lions Club for many decades. I always enjoyed his smiled and we both enjoyed a good joke. We worked on many projects together. I miss him and wish the best for the family.


Joan Dykstra posted on 7/15/20

I enjoyed stopping by and chatting with Betty and Wayne. She was a wonderful Christian woman. Her legacy of kindness and servanthood will always be cherished.


Sam McGrew posted on 7/14/20

Omer was such a delight. I knew Him thru Lions Club. He loved the meetings, the speakers, and the activities we had as a club. Omer was always a gentleman and so considerate of others. He was a prince. Our Lions Club will miss him greatly.


Susie Mosser Hodde posted on 7/14/20

What a beautiful memorial obituary for Cheryl. Cheryl and I shared backyards as children. What wonderful neighbors and a great place to grow up!


David A. Shaul posted on 7/14/20

Omer gave me my first checkride, private pilot, 1989. I was nervous likely because I was a teenager and a new pilot. Omer had flown in, well, World War II. Not to mention all his experience after the war. The checkride was going well I supposed at the time. So, while out in the South practice area he pauses the examination and demonstrates the stall/spin characteristics of the Piper Tomahawk. It was a learning/memorable experience. But more so, he passed me and it turned out to be one of the best, happiest days of my life. My thoughts and prayers to Omer's family and friends. May you rest in peace.


Mark, Shari, & Sam Schultz posted on 7/14/20

Our deepest sympathy. Omer was a pleasure to encounter at St Peters weekly. He always made a point of greeting our family. In addition, Omer always talked specifically to Sam as he grew up for many years. He will be missed. To his life well lived!


Debra Gilmore posted on 7/14/20

Omer was Berghoff’s and I was Ed Debevic’s! He was cold and I was warm. He let me bring my elderly cat when I visited. He was a wonderful stepfather.


David Domino posted on 7/14/20

I was fortunate to be able to complete my pilot training and then work for Omer as a student and flight instructor at the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation. That 10 year period from 1968 to 1977 was the starting point for my aviation career and Omer was a significant piece of that story. As my boss he was a mentor, ready to advise how to handle instructional problems and as a friend ready to join us for beer after work. For me personally the students and instructors from that era have a lifelong bond, fostered in part by Omer's sense of professionalism and encouragement. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on in the students that came of age under his tutelage.


Chris Stohr posted on 7/13/20

Nancy and Family, I knew Tom and enjoyed working with him on a few occasions. Tom had a wry sense of humor and was a fun guy to work with. He was knowledgeable and freely shared his expertise. My thoughts are with you. Chris


Ryan Galis posted on 7/13/20

Omer was an amazing Aviator and made such an impression on the Institute. He was the Institute as far as many are concerned. He also took care of my kid sis when they lost power and landed in a bean field in Champaign! Omer Heaven has gained an angel today!



Jim & Cindy Lawrence posted on 7/13/20

Sending our love and prayers


Marty Galis posted on 7/13/20

My first encounter with Omer was when he gave me my instrument checkride in 1973. He sheparded many of us to the successful airline careers we are retiring from. I thank the Lord that he was with my daughter, Erin Galis, a.k.a his “crash buddy” as he affectionately called her, when they had his last, and her first, engine failure and landed in a bean field. Tailwinds forever and Rest In Peace, Omer.


Pam Barham posted on 7/13/20

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Bobbie Britz posted on 7/13/20

Flying West I hope there's a place, way up in the sky, Where pilots can go, when they have to die. A place where a guy can buy a cold beer For a friend and a comrade, whose memory is dear; A place where no doctor or lawyer can tread , Nor a management type would ere be caught dead; Just a quaint little place, kind of dark, full of smoke, Where they like to sing loud, and love a good joke; The kind of a place where a lady could go And feel safe and protected, by the men she would know. There must be a place where old pilots go, When their wings become heavy, when their airspeed gets low, Where the whiskey is old, and the women are young, And songs about flying and dying are sung, Where you'd see all the fellows who'd ‘flown west’ before, And they'd call out your name, as you came through the door. Who would buy you a drink, if your thirst should be bad, And relate to the others, "He was quite a good lad!" And there, through the mist, you'd spot an old guy You had not seen in years, though he taught you to fly. He'd nod his old head, and grin ear to ear; And say, "Welcome, my son, I'm pleased that you're here. For this is the place where true flyers come, When the battles are over, and the wars have been won. They've come here at last, to be safe and alone From the government clerks and the management clone, Politicians and lawyers, the Feds and the noise, Where all hours are happy, and these good ole boys Can relax with a cool one, and a well deserved rest! This is heaven, my son. You've passed your last test!" ----- Captain Michael J. Larkin TWA(Ret)


Bobbie Britz posted on 7/13/20

I’m so sad to hear this. I just thought of him the other day. Omer was such a kind gentleman. When I was instructing at the Institute, he would always stop and talk and he even brought me calendars of women aviators for a couple of years I was there. Always such a supporter of the Institute of Aviation. I’ll never forget going flying with him on his 90th birthday! Rest In Peace, Omer. Until we meet again.


Stan Yanchus posted on 7/13/20

Professor Cole played an important role in my teaching career. He instilled a love for Shakespeare and a love for teaching in me when he showed compassion, understanding and guidance to a 30 year undergrad who seemed out of place among all the recent high school grads. I never forgot his kindness, his wit, and his patience with all students. He was a wonderful role model for future teachers.


Vicky Allan posted on 7/12/20

Dear Linda and family I am very sad to hear about the passing of Mrs. Tate. She was a wonderful lady. She always brightens my day when she came in. Prayers to your


Martha Sweeney posted on 7/12/20

Thinking of you. Sincerest condolences.


Joan Dykstra posted on 7/12/20

I am so sorry to read about Arlene's passing. As a former teacher, I know how respected she was as an educator and administrator. We had many wonderful chats about schools, kids, and our village. My sincerest condolences.


Ann Pollock posted on 7/11/20

It was an absolute pleasure and blessing to have met your mother . What an inspiration she was. I am a CNA at Tuscola Health Care and I’m not sure if she cared for me or me for her. Loved visiting with her. We took walks together and I made sure she got outside during COVID. I held her hand when she was afraid and prayed with her when she needed God. I want you to know she was not alone . God gave her Comfort and Peace. She loved her daughter and liked the health care center. May God bless you while you grieve your loss. She was a beautiful human being. Definitely in a beautiful place.


Linda Zeiter Gieseke posted on 7/11/20

I remember Cheryl as a young girl when you lived on Swisher in Danville. Cheryl and David were a big help to us when we made our first trip to Europe, and Madrid, to visit our daughter in 1993. Our sympathy to you at this time.


JoAnn (Finney) Carpenter Slattery posted on 7/10/20

What a beautiful tribute to Cheryl and thank you for capturing her so well. She was a good friend of mine (and many others) in high school. She was so talented and had an indomitable spirit. Am sending loving and peaceful thoughts to her entire family.



Roberta & Bob Ludwig posted on 7/10/20

Sad to hear this. Our prayers are with you, Linda & Loren and family. We loved Pauline, she always had a smile and was an inspiration❣️ God received a Fantastic Angel today. Rest High in The Glory of The Lord, Pauline. Your work on earth is done❣️


Jerry Jensen posted on 7/10/20

I’m so very sad to hear of Toms passing. I have so many memories of him growing up, from at the cabin to the family holiday gatherings, and yes, even listening to him trying to learn the trombone!! Luckily I was able to have dinner with him at John & Patty’s when he was out west. I’ll miss him. Please extend my condolences to the girls. Jerry


Harry and Rachel Halliday posted on 7/8/20

Remembering the enjoyable time we had with Ron and Chris. We are so sorry for your loss, Ron.


Patty Hosford class of 1964 posted on 7/7/20

Lois and I were neighbors and in the same Class at Orting, Washington. She was a special lady. So sad to hear of her passing!



Howard Gillins posted on 7/7/20

It is a very difficult thing in these time to honor our loved ones during health issues. This was very hard on the family & friends of Ron & Chris. Please know that many family & friends were in your corner pulling for you. Although Lonely you are not alone. Bless Ron as he deals with the loss of Chris & watch over Chris for our family.


Ingrid Hutchings posted on 7/7/20

Bruce and Ingrid Hutchings extend their sympathy to the family of Marlys Clark.


Barbara & David Jonas posted on 7/3/20

Marlys will be missed.. I enjoyed being her friend and bridge partner for over forty years. She was a good baker and enjoyed her dolls.She and Fred made a good team. Let us know if there will be a memorial, and when.I'm a better person for knowing Marlys.


Donna Skaggs posted on 7/3/20

Hello Mr Brown and family, My condolences on the loss of your mother, Marlys. What a lovely picture of her. I pray her passing was peaceful and that, while will be sad that she is no longer with you, that you will cherish your memories for many years to come. Donna Skaggs, former Resident Services Rep @ WOS


Mary Reger posted on 7/2/20

Nancy, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Thomas. I just saw him a couple times mowing your lawn recently. (We live behind you in the house that's on Rebecca). I was surprised to hear from Erin (my Erin) that he passed away. May the Lord bless all of you at this difficult stage in life. Hugs to all of you. Take care~ Mary Reger


Sara Hook posted on 7/2/20

Nancy I am so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Holding you in prayers and thoughts right now.


Skip Neely posted on 7/2/20

Skip played bridge with Marlys on Tuesday afternoon for decades at Ginger Creek. I was her partner for the years afte Fred died. She had a great mind all the way up to the end. I will miss her greatly.


Dotti posted on 7/1/20

I loved Jim Dunn for his intelligence, wit, great sense of humor, fun-loving spirit, creativity, musical talent, and cherishing one of my best friends, his wife, Lynne. He was loved and will be deeply missed!


Mary Anne Jusko (Johnson) posted on 7/1/20

Dear Nancy, my heart breaks for the loss of your lovely Tom. Erin, Katie, and Emily, hugs and love to you and your families, you were loved as only a great father can love. Prayers for you from your Robeson Family. Ms. (Johnson) Jusko


Susan Monte posted on 7/1/20

Nancy, so sad to hear of your loss. Keeping your family in my prayers...


Dave Larson posted on 6/30/20

It was my privilege to collaborate with Tom on project to assess the feasibility of using groundwater in conjunction geothermal heat pumps. He was an exemplary colleague to work with; I hold him in great regard. With deepest sympathy to Nancy and family.


Myrna K Johnson posted on 6/29/20

Tom has been a shining example of a loyal church member at Good Shepherd. My husband and I took comfort in knowing that Tom was part of our congregation. He will be truly missed. Things won't be the same without him.


Joan Crockett posted on 6/29/20

Dear Nancy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Tom well, but knowing the closeness of your family, I know this is a very sad time and these times make it hard to offer support. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Sandie Osterbur posted on 6/29/20

I worked with Tom at the Water Survey for many years. He was always so interesting to talk to. He was a very respected man and will be sorely missed



Julie Warrick posted on 6/28/20

Mrs. Bolin was a really sweet teacher! I loved learning from her in second grade at Oreana Grade School. She taught me many things, cursive handwriting being my favorite. I was Julie Hilligoss then. My condolences to all who love her. May God Himself comfort you. We will keep her memory alive and carry on all that she taught us, most importantly, her love.


DONNY WOODS posted on 6/27/20

Dan, my dear friend, I am so saddened to learn of Sandy's passing. She was always a pleasure to be around and the two of you were a wonderful couple. I am praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. I know Sandy will one day be waiting for you just inside Heaven's gate. What a reunion that will be.


Bill and Brenda Peter posted on 6/26/20

Sorry for your lost. Love, uncle Bill and Brenda Peter


Dorothy Kelly-Ward posted on 6/25/20

Praying for you and family during this time of the homegoing of your loving mother. God bless you all. Heaven gates are open to accept his own.


Bill Ruesink posted on 6/25/20

Steve & I spent many hours in alfalfa fields all over the state of Illinois beginning in 1972. He was always cheerful and helpful--a joy to be around. Betty, I'm sorry that Cindy & I cannot visit you in person. Please know that our thoughts are with you.



Teresa Petry Dorsey posted on 6/23/20

I remember Santa Claus coming for all the cousins at Aunt Patty and Uncle Paul’s house on University. What an event!


Patricia Nixa posted on 6/23/20

Marianne and family, We are so so sorry for the loss of your mother. What a wonderful long life of service to others! May the memories of her loving spirit sustain you. Patty Nixa, Karl Baier, Julie McDevitt and Christy Yetter


Donna F Nichols posted on 6/22/20

Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Rodger was a good man and a great husband. We remember your wedding to this day. It was a lovely ceremony and a very happy time for both of you.


Cathie Butler posted on 6/22/20

So sorry for your loss. Many fond memories of your mom from back in the day. Visited the Petry house on University several times with my grandparents (Clarence and Marion "Goggy" Marshall). My grandfather and Pat's grandmother Blanche were siblings.


Greg Russell posted on 6/21/20

Hang in there Harold Greg Russell co worker F O P sales


Diane Szafoni posted on 6/20/20

So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I was part of a small group from INHS that use to meet at the U of I ice rink over lunch to skate. He let me try speed skates, as he was active with that group and had a spare pair. So different from figure skating! He was alway so friendly and kind. It was an honor to have known him.


Shelley Allen posted on 6/18/20

Patti was a wonderful mom and lived a fun-filled life with her children and friends always around her. Great memories! Huge hugs to you both (Jennifer and Jim), and to your entire family!❤


Donna L Burris posted on 6/18/20

Stacy, so sorry to read about the passing of your mother. You always looked so happy in the pictures of her and you. I know she will be missed.


Deborah Owen posted on 6/18/20

With a heart of sympathy and prayers, Rev. Deborah Owen


Jack & Sandy Moore posted on 6/16/20

The Petry family were some of my best friends growing up 2 blocks down the street on University. I was always jealous that they had a pool table in the basement as we played there alot. You were always welcome in the Petry house and that included "The Petry Place" in Door County as well. Patti & Paul were one of a kind and while Patti's passing is punctuates a great life and she now can joyfully take her place next to Paul. You are loved by all.....RIP. Jack



Jack Moore posted on 6/16/20

I was blessed to grow up up 2 blocks from the Petry household on University Ave. Patti & Paul very much had a ton of class and that Petry dry sense of humor. She used that humor to straighten me out many a time....RIP. Jack


Lynn Castelo posted on 6/16/20

I was so sad to hear about your mom. Your folks and mine had so many fun times over so many years. I have so many memories of Innisbrook. I always looked forward to calling her on my visits to Champaign - usually on July 9th - my birthday and your Dad’s! 98 -WOW! What a life...I know you will miss her. My condolences.. Lynn Castelo and Steve Peterson



Nancy posted on 6/15/20

You will always be in our hearts. Love, Nancy, Holly, Stevie and Baby Mav


Toni Abel posted on 6/15/20

Toni and Tom Abel



Julie Castelo posted on 6/15/20

Mrs Petry was one of the "fun" mom's, always kind and laughing in spite of our teenage shenanigan's. She was so very caring and always offered the most well intentioned advice. I was lucky to have been able to spend time with her on University Drive and in Florida.


Jane Kearney posted on 6/15/20

To the very end, Patty prompted a smile. Hope they have the band playing in heaven when she arrives becaue she will, no doubt, whip out her signature dance move I remember fondly as the "Patty Peck". Her marriage to Paul gave us all so many dear freinds important to our hearts. Thinking of you all as you mourn and celebrate a terrific woman. Much Love, Jane


John S Schuster posted on 6/14/20

In just saw the obituary for John today on the on line News Gazette. It has been years since I was John's Pediatrician. I have fond memories of taking care of John and Michael. I can understand your feelings of loss. I would like to share my sympathy and prayers.



Tricia Jack posted on 6/12/20

I am heartbroken to hear of Cindy passing away. I was a waitress a Manzella's and worked with Cindy for a while. She was always a bright funny wonderful person who was compassionate and fair to her staff. She was a wonderful mother, always putting her two daughters first before herself. A big piece of my heart hurts to hear of her passing. I wish the entire Manzella family peace and love. To John, and Cindy's daughters, my deepest sympathy and healing. xoxo


Diane (Weatherhead) McSpurren posted on 6/9/20

Cousin Sandy will be remembered for his beautiful smile and welcoming manner. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing.


Keith Evans posted on 6/9/20

Keith Evans worked at Kraft Foods, Champaign and Sandy called on Keith in the Purchasing Dept. Sandy was a very good friend outside of work. They played golf and socialize while Keith work there. Keith retired from Kraft in 2007 and regretfully did keep in touch with Sandy. So sorry for your lose.


Lon Cassel posted on 6/8/20

What a great man Sandy was. A big influence on so many lives especially with CU hockey kids and parents. Always coaching and teaching on sales, hockey and even a golf swing. He will be missed by many. Rest my friend .... until we meet again!


Julie Pendzialek posted on 6/8/20

Sorry to hear of Pat's passing. She was a wonderful friend to our family for many years!


Dr. T. Fitzgerald posted on 6/7/20

May God bless his soul and look over the hearts of those he left behind.


Ian Johnson posted on 6/7/20

Sorry to hear of Sandy's passing. Sandy was a great, fun guy. I have fond memories of Sandy and the family visiting us in Canada, particularly at the farm. Rest in peace Sandy.


Mike Heath posted on 6/7/20

Sandy was a friend the moment I met him, enjoyed many hours at the card table with him, my sincere condolences


Vanessa randolph and Jim brewer posted on 6/6/20

So sorry for your loss. Jim and I send our love to all of you during this difficult time


willie may milton posted on 6/6/20

Drew was a loveable young man. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.



Jolene Grider posted on 6/6/20

Sorry to hear about Pat. My very best to all.


The Mercer family posted on 6/6/20

Our sympathy and love are with you at such a difficult time. We will miss seeing Drew's kind smile at church. He made a difference in the world, in his short time on this earth. God Bless you all.


Lisa Vinella posted on 6/5/20

I am so saddened to hear of the l8ss of Patti. My prayers are with Dick and his family.


LynnEl posted on 6/5/20

Harold and Prudence, Ruby and Sophia, How very sad this experience is for all of you. Drew is an amazing young man of happiness, laughter, love and hope. He has been called home to his Heavenly Father to help in the work in Heaven at this time. I am sure that Catheryn was there to meet him, as I think, like Catheryn, he was very surprised to find himself in a different place! I believe that he is as shocked and sad as you are to be away from you, but he is also so happy to be done with this sometimes hard world. I know that we are sent to this earth to be tested and to prove our self to be worthy to be back in Christ's presence. He gained a body, overcame the hardships of this life and has proved himself worthy to be in God's presence again. Actually, he is the lucky one! We have to go on here and miss him all the time every day. Because he is so loved, he will be so missed. I will keep all of you in my prayers to my Heavenly Father to bless you with peace, with memories of happiness, with His arms to encircle you in times of great sadness. How very sad I am that you have to also experience this same tragedy that we had to experience. Sometimes, I think that God lets these hardships happen to prove us worthy! Live for Drew! We live for Catheryn. We love you. So much.


Kristi Townsend posted on 6/4/20

Harold, Prudence ,Ruby,Sophia. My heart aches for you all. I remember kindergarten and all I learned as we prepared for a peanut free classroom and lunchroom. My first year of doing skittle treats for the class! Drew was such a great role model for the class and watching him grow and learn that year was so fun! His friendship with Connor and Nik were so fun to see grow. He was always the first to be ready for recess! I have so loved watching him grow over these last 13 years. Please know he will always be remembered and I will hold all of you in my thoughts and prayers.


Kathy Merrill posted on 6/4/20

Your family has my sincerest condolences. What a beautiful life story and of an 18 year old young man, I do not know you'all, I see the Pantagraph. And was so impressed by this young man's smile... May God bless your family to keep memories of your son, and overcome such pain. with love and prayers,


Jim Ginzkey posted on 6/4/20

Harold, I am so saddened to read of your son's death. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but from the tributes written for him it is obvious he was an outstanding young man. You have my sincerest condolences.


Roscoe and Ann Pershing posted on 6/4/20

Harold, Prudence, Ruby and Sophia, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. The loss of Drew was heartfelt to us and to many. We are so sorry and wanted you to know than we mourn for him, too. Our love and best wishes to all of you. May God be with you and may precious memories help you find some peace and comfort. Roscoe and Ann Pershing


Kathy Young posted on 6/3/20

So very sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for your family.


Shirley D Skaggs posted on 6/3/20

Harold, This news broke my heart. I can not imagine the pain of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope you can find some comfort from all who know you and care.


Gloria Day posted on 6/3/20

There are no words to ease your pain, ik how you feel losing my daughter Oct 3rd 2018 Savannah Day (18)I will pray for peace for you all oneday. gloria Day (sidney il)


Jenny Wilcox Denham posted on 6/3/20

So sorry for your loss Harold. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Kim Zahrn posted on 6/2/20

I first met Drew on the first day of First grade when he walked into my classroom with the biggest smile on his face. My room was filled with a baseball theme and we hit it off right away until I found out Drew was a cardinal fan. Drew’s friend, Nik, was a cub fan like me and we had fun being rivals. We had a great year in first grade! I’m honored to have taught him but even more honored to watch him grow into an amazing young man.


Mary & Scott Buck posted on 6/2/20

May all you memories be happy ones, May he rest in the areas of God


Becky Ryherd posted on 6/2/20

Prudence, Harold, Ruby and Sophia. We know how unconditionally loved Drew will always be by each of you. Our hearts are so very heavy for all. This young man made a huge contribution to all who knew him. May you Day by day find your way with God’s love and comfort. Praying for you, the Ryherd Family


Dylan & Blanche Jones posted on 6/2/20

We are incredibly sorry for your tragic loss. We have great memories of Drew from Xpress that feel a short moment ago. We will always remember him.


Jeff and Amy Woods posted on 6/2/20

Our thoughts and prayers with your family. The loss of your precious, handsome, smart son is a true a loss to this world! Love to all.


Michael and Lynn Cain and Boston posted on 6/2/20

Many prayers for you all we know your loss God bless you all ❤️



Mary Wise posted on 6/2/20

We love you Drew and are so proud of you. The world will never be the same without you in it, but we couldn’t ask for a better guardian angel to watch over us all. Harold, Prudence, Ruby and Sophia. We love you. God please heal us.


John Boettcher posted on 6/2/20

My deepest condolences.


Sally Shores posted on 6/2/20

I remember Drew as always confident, polite and sharing his beautiful smile. So sorry for your loss.


Tovah Reis posted on 6/1/20

Dear Tom, As you may remember, I meet Nancy while we both were on the IFLA Planning Committee for the Boston Conference. That was in 1997. We immediately became good friends and found that we had so many things in common. We loved talking about our past, touring the cities we were in for meetings, and discussing our profession. I was so glad when you both came to RHode Island and I was able to organize for her a visit to the math collection at Brown University. My condolences to you and the family, and know that she will always be remembered as one of the distinctive people I had the privilege to know. Tovah


Cheryl Gherna posted on 5/31/20

Chip & family - My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. She and your father were good friends of my parents, Bill & Shirley King, in Kewanee, in the 1950s. I was only two when we moved away, but we would visit every year and my folks would always try to spend some time with your parents, your Aunt & Uncle Arden & Madge, the Dooleys, and eat at Wanee Farm. Seeing your mother's obituary was bittersweet; bringing back memories of my parents and the people they held dear. I hope having your Mom close by here in Champaign gave you and your family many special moments to cherish.


Shelly Brown, LPN posted on 5/30/20

It’s been difficult trying to get used to not seeing Mrs. McNeil here when I walk into work. We truly miss and loved her. She always kept everyone smiling and loved her music! She was a very proud mother every time her son would come and perform for the residents and loved to sing Stormy Weather. We will definitely miss her and will always love her and keep her in our hearts.


Lillie posted on 5/30/20

My memory of Nancy, her love for music, her boys Chip&Chris and whomever cross her path. She’ll be missed by Carriage Crossing Senior Living of Champaign


Pam and David Brandt posted on 5/29/20

We have very good memories of time spent with both you and Bill, Helen, and were saddened by the news of his death. Please accept our sincere sympathy.


Glenn Williams posted on 5/29/20

Served with her on Anchorage. She always had a smile. She will be missed.


Susan Teicher posted on 5/28/20

Dr Broadbent was my family’s dentist for many years and we missed him after his retirement. My thoughts are with his family.



Tracy L White posted on 5/27/20

Im so happy I came and spent time with you and Jeannette before she passed. She was so caring and willing to find me information. I remember I didnt want to leave!! And then again I returned in 2017 and we had such a great time wiyh you. I wish our plans would have come through but Im so grateful for my time with you both. You were alwayz great to my brother and I and I think of you often. Fly high and free! Much love & strength Kimberly!!


Deborah Friedman posted on 5/27/20

Tom, I was sorry to read of Nancy’s illness and passing. I am Marty Friedman’s daughter and had the pleasure of knowing Nancy, and you, best during the “Wolff” years, before my mother died in 2000. I always enjoyed time with my mother and Nancy; Nancy was such an interesting, lively and engaging Person. I remember how much my mother enjoyed the trip she and Nancy took to France, including the D Day battlefields.


Alessa Dorris posted on 5/23/20

I got the pleasure of taking care of our Dear Sister she would often get very anxious, and I will often whisper in her ear to let her know how much Jehovah love her and that calm her down I will see you when u wake up my Dear Sister.


Vicky Harrison posted on 5/23/20

I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the family. I knew Barb for a many of years. She and my mom Fannie were also dear friends. She will be dearly missed. May Jehovah be with each of her family members. We look for the time according to Isaiah 33:24 when no resident will say, " I am sick."


Antoinette Henry posted on 5/23/20

I remember her from Brookdale when I worked there and also when she attended our spiritual meetings. I know she's resting peacefully now (Job 14:13-15) and will be missed dearly. My condolence to her family.


John D'Angelo posted on 5/22/20

Nancy was wonderful. She was committed to our library and she was always nice to faculty and students. Best regards to all of her loved one.


Kawona Williams posted on 5/22/20

It Was An Honor To Have Met Mr. Summers, He Will Be Greatly Missed. Praying GOD’S Strength, Peace & Comfort For His Family.


Erik Mueller posted on 5/20/20

Jane , Rob and Missy. .My condolences ..Phil was a great guy and role model and great 716123 sense of humor ,,, Ill. never forget the Summers and Mueller Canadian fishing trip w Phil s new Winnebago .. good times. He also gave his time to helping our Mom manage all the uncertainty s when we lost our Dad. ..Solid Guy!!!!


Dale Foster posted on 5/20/20

Condolences to his family met Phil in 1970 my first time using an attorney very professional and always smiling. May he rest in peace.


Donna Skaggs posted on 5/19/20

Nancy & Family, Again my heartfelt thoughts for you all in losing two dear family members within days of one another. May you find comfort in your faith and the cherished memories you hold. Don’t forget to allow yourselves whatever time to grieve - and share your memories of Suzanna and your mother. Peace in Christ, Donna Skaggs



Donns Skaggs posted on 5/19/20

To Nancy & Family, I never met your cherished daughter, but know how proud you were of her and the adventures she undertook. May you be comforted at this difficult time of great loss. Blessings and Peace be with you, Donna Skaggs



Donna Skaggs posted on 5/19/20

Thinking of you all in the loss of your father, father-in-law, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to many. I’m sorry I had not met Chuck in person, but “ knew” him in stories and memories shared by Carla. May you all find comfort in the memories of his long life and the love you shared. He is now at true peace with the Lord and saints in heaven. Blessings, Donna


Stacey Gross posted on 5/19/20

I remember Suzzanna as an always-smiling bright face in my photography class at Centennial. I am deeply saddened to learn of her passing and the loss for her family and friends. Sending love.


Maury K.Topolosky,M.D. posted on 5/19/20

To Nikki and the Medjesky Family I was saddened to read about the passing of your dear Mother She was a very caring, loving, compassionate woman. I remember when I had the privilege of taking care of her, and witnessed the tremendous bond that you had. You are very much like your mother, It is no surprise that you are the way you are. I know times will be hard, but you still have her in your hearts and in your souls. May her memory serve as a blessing to all of you.


Maury K.Topolosky,M.D. posted on 5/19/20

To Nikki and the Medjesky Family I was so saddened to read about your Mother. She was a wonderful lady, full of warmth and love and compassion. I remember her fondly as I took care of her, and came to know the unbelievable bond you and she have. It is obvious that you take after her, and have many of the same characteristics. She will always be in your hearts and your souls.May her memory serve as a blessing to you and your family.


karen(kepley) cundiff and Cody posted on 5/19/20

condolences to the family. We had many happy memories of visit to Florida with mom and dad and getting together with dottie and chuck. from organ recitals to sunday evening group get togethers. Do you suppose he and dad are organizing a golf game in heaven? As said above he is now with his best girl dottie but we know you will miss him.


Ken Burkhardt posted on 5/19/20

I have many memories, starting with our son Earle playing D&D with David in the 80's. You are in our prayers.


Chuck and Sarah Lee posted on 5/19/20

We are so sad for your family in the loss of Suzzana. We send our condolences to you all. She was a lovely young woman.


Sherri Newman posted on 5/19/20

Heartfelt condolences to the entire Milazzo family. Chuck was the sweetest man and I feel lucky to have met and known him. He is with the love of his life now and forever!


LSC Felix Tofah posted on 5/18/20

I express my heartfelt condolences and fervent prayers to Suzanna’s family and the entire Navy for the lost of affable , diligent and loving comrade. She was a boat camp mate in 2010. I was Africa and Suzzanna and the rest of the boat camp colleagues were the first Navy family. The Lord is closer to broken hearted and may He grant her a perfect peace.


Lawrence( Larry) B. Bailey posted on 5/18/20

Condolences to Phil's family.I am very sorry to hear of Phil's passing. We played summer league baseball and football together from 1954-1959 and were classmates in the CHS Class of 1959.We shared headlines and a photo on the sports page of the News Gazette when we both scored touchdowns in beating Urbana 19-0 our senior year. He was a very nice, quiet guy whose superb athleticism spoke louder than words. His dad coached our summer league baseball team and was a wonderful role model.I have very fond memories of time with Phil and his dad.


Penny Elliott posted on 5/18/20

Nancy, I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of Suzzana. May the memories of her life of service and dedication and all of her wonderful adventures be of comfort to you and your family and bring you peace.


Alan & Vicki Halberstadt posted on 5/18/20

Tom, We are so sorry for the loss of you mother, she was a great lady. She is now rejoicing in Heaven with Jesus. Alan and I are praying for your family. Alan & Vicki



Mary Tewell posted on 5/18/20

She was and amazing women who made everyone feel special and loved. I have never forgot your wonderful family. She always made everyone feel they could make it to the top just like she had. My heart goes out to all of you as your hearts come to terms of life without her. Remember she is smiling down with the love of her life on all of you.


Colleen Roberts posted on 5/18/20

Hubert family, we are so sorry to hear about the passing of Suzzanna. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rick & Colleen Roberts and Tracey McPeak.


Walter Roettger posted on 5/18/20

Deepest sympathies to Phil’s family and friends. He was a leader of a “band of brothers” that spent countless hours together playing sports, swapping stories, and growing up in the 1950’s and. 1960’s. He is a prominent, positive fixture in my good memories of these times.


Malcolm Hill posted on 5/18/20

Nancy , I am so sorry to learn of the loss of your daughter Suzzanna and your mother. I can't imagine how difficult this must be. I remember when Suzzanna would come in to the clinic to see you when she was younger and you always had a picture of her at your desk. I know that you were very proud of her . Please know that you are in my thoughts .


Karl Radnitzer posted on 5/17/20

Cathy, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Paul was deeply respected by so many administrators in the state of Illinois for his scholarship and his care for us as principals and superintendents. Paul was easy going and also enjoyed a good laugh. I still remember him playing a competitive game of volleyball in my front yard with my cohort group. He was enjoying himself. He will be missed.


Cara Day posted on 5/17/20

Years ago I went to an event for BAGI (Balloon Association of Greater Illinois) in the hangar at Frasca Field. I remember how welcoming Rudolf was to everyone.


Frank and Heather Gregorio posted on 5/17/20

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you guys. May the Lord give you strength and peace during this trying time.


Connie Kemper posted on 5/17/20

We are heart sick to hear of your loss of your precious Mother, forever a friend. Our love and prayers are with you.


Ellen Rossi posted on 5/17/20

Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Suzzanna's grace and kindness will always be remembered. We would love to see her travel photos one day! Love, Ellen and Stephen Rossi


Katie Davidson posted on 5/17/20

My life intersected with Nancy's over twenty years ago. Almost immediately we began an enduring and deep friendship, that lasted throughout the years.I will forever feel the loss of her presence- with her intelligent wit, love of new experiences and unyielding care for animals. My condolences to her husband Tom, as well as all who's lives she touched. She was truly one-of-a-kind!


Deb Luhrsen posted on 5/17/20

Dear Hubert family, Nancy, I’m so sorry to read of this news. Please know that you will be in my prayers. God will watch over you. Deb


Todd Fulton posted on 5/17/20

Nancy, Blake, family. My sympathies, truly, to all of you. Wonderful photo of a true adventurer and hero.


Marc Garcia posted on 5/17/20

I have had the privilege of knowing Mrs. Ewing many years while being dear friends with her son Rick. I was always amazed by her strength and independence. As a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother her legacy will live on in the hearts and minds of all those that knew her. My deepest sympathies to the Ewing family at this sad time and I hope that you all are able to find peace in your hearts in the coming days.


Marc Garcia posted on 5/17/20

I want to express my sincerest condolences to the Hubert/Ewing family at the loss of your beautiful daughter Suzanne. Her uncle Rick talked so highly her of her and with pride every time he mentioned her name. She dedicated her life to her country and her service is truly admirable. I hope that in the coming days, weeks, months, years your beautiful memories of her will help to comfort your hearts and minds.


Earl Berkson posted on 5/16/20

she was a super star among librarians and a one-of-a-kind star in every respect. her can do attitude was contagious. she made the world a better place.


Pat Coombs posted on 5/15/20

I was so sorry to read of Nancy's passing. I have very fond memories of my visit with Tom and Nancy many long years ago in France. May she rest in peace.


Karen Kaiser posted on 5/15/20

Dear Mr. Thomas Anderson and family, You have my sympathy in the passing of your Dear wife and mother. I remember Nancy from the U of I Library. I was an employee there too. She got a lot of things done, but was friendly too. She usually was smiling. God bless and comfort your family. Karen Kaiser


Christine Mechling posted on 5/15/20

Your mom and dad were two of the best people I ever knew. They both always had a beautiful smile for everyone and lit up our restaurant when they came in. So sorry for your loss and praying I see them again in Heaven .


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Ellen Buetow posted on 5/14/20

An amazing and dear person.. Her smiles lights up the sky. I always remember her beautiful, smiling children from our St. Matthew days. May her soul rest in peace along side of her husband. May all the angels and God be with her family as they go on living her legacy and best lives.



Jan Dennis posted on 5/14/20

My favorite thing about Rosalie is that she was unique. She made you feel special...and she made everyone she met feel that way. That is quite a gift! She was also always grateful for whatever was going on around her. She could always find something to be grateful for in any situation. I was blessed to know her. Her beautiful spirit and friendship will truly be missed! Prayers for her wonderful family!



Patricia Miller posted on 5/14/20

Such a beautiful person inside and out! Her legacy will live on. She has touched so many lives and I’m so grateful and honored to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤️



Joyce E. Wilson posted on 5/13/20

Cherish the wonderful time shared together enjoying our beautiful meetings and events celebrated with Rosalie, you inspired me. Thankful for all Your kindness you brought.


Heather McGow-Hall posted on 5/13/20

My condolences, many prayers and much love to the Medjesky family.



Judy Fraser posted on 5/13/20

Rosalie was one of the kindest, most giving and loving people I’ve ever met. She was so easy to talk to and gave me prayer cards when she knew I had struggles. She practiced her faith always. I will miss her.


Kathy Hollon posted on 5/13/20

She was a woman of grace and radiance her smile would radiate the room so would her smile. I was honered to have been related to her as a cousin . May you rest with the angels Rosalie . Loved you so much.


Kay Elvrum NSDE posted on 5/13/20

Rosalie always brought light into a room when she entered it. Her classy, loving nature was the perfect role model for others. We send our love and prayers to her family. God bless her soul in heaven.



Susie Parrett posted on 5/13/20

May Rosalie Rest In Peace in The Glory of God. She has earned her reward in Heaven with your dear Dad by living a life of Faith, Hope and Love. May God send Blessings and Grace to the family and friends who grieve the loss of her on earth.


Donna & Bob Nic hols posted on 5/13/20

Donna and John were our neighbors at Concordia Village. They welcomed us into our new home with open arms. When Bob had hip surgery done only 3 weeks after to moved into our apartment, Donna took me under her wing. She made sure I went to dinner after the long day at the hospital when Bob had surgery. She and John taught us to play Hand and Foot. Donna was a sweet lady with a wonderful full heart and looked at everything was a positive attitude. She is one of God's special angels in heaven.



Carolyn Griffith posted on 5/13/20

To a wonderful woman. Just meeting you once you were a blessing to me. Such an upbeat lady. Truly will be missed.



Parlene Pursley posted on 5/13/20

She will forever be on my Heart.


Vickie Leipzig posted on 5/13/20

My Mary Kay mom, I thank God for you Rosalie and all you taught me about business, faith and life. Prayers for all the family. I love you all, Vickie


Amy Felty posted on 5/12/20

Paul was my advisor at UIUC when I went back for a degree in Educational Leadership. He was sincere, encouraging, and inspiring -- to everyone. The experience of wasn't unique to me, but he certainly was! My condolences and love to you and the rest of the family on Paul's passing.


Deborah Quick posted on 5/9/20

I offer my sympathy to the family. I knew Barbara from association with her at worship services. She seemed to enjoy life, but I know the last few years were very difficult for her. We all look forward to better times in a future with no more sorrow, suffering or death. (Rev 21:3,4)


Larry and Christy Stratton posted on 5/9/20

We were friends for forty years when we lived in Carlin and visited her when we moved to California. She flew out to California several times to visit us with Albert and then by herself. She especially liked going to San Francisco and having her picture taken with the actor in Phantom. We will miss her.


Sherrie Carter posted on 5/8/20

My condolences to the family and lots of prayers going you guys way...


Msgr Mark Merdian posted on 5/8/20

Cathy my thoughts and prayers to you and all the family and the wonderful life of Paul. It was a pleasure to know him and you and to interact with all of you on so many different events. My thoughts and prayers.


Tishanna Newland posted on 5/8/20

So sorry for your loss he will be truly miss.....He has a great man and loved by many and his legacy will live for ever


pattsi petrie posted on 5/8/20

Cathy, I am so glad that you and the whole family had so many wonderful years with Paul. His passing leave a huge void within the family.


Tom Rice posted on 5/8/20

Such great memories I have of fun-filled summers with Paul and the Thurston family. Coaching baseball with Paul was such a joy. He was a special guy, always with a smile and pleasant manner. Cathy and kids, although I haven't seen you in years I'll always have fond memories of you. Great sorrow with Paul's passing but baseball fields full of smiles.


Phyllis W Williams posted on 5/8/20

What a wonderful man! His life was such a blessing to all. The family of Elmer (1930-2003) and Patricia Brazelton


Rich McDonald posted on 5/8/20

Dear Cathy and Family, I wonder if there are any words to help you as you begin to adjust to the death of Paul. Some days I doubt it, but here are mine:   Take joy in realizing the influence Paul had on you, especially the love he had for you.   Savor the preciousness of Life.   Be kind to yourself in the coming days.   With no guilt, say "no" when you need to and "yes" when you want to.   With a hug of understanding and sympathy. Wishing you well, as always. Rich McDonald


Nancy Johnson posted on 5/7/20

When I started working with Renee Clift, her group shared a large room with Paul. It was immediately clear to me that he was very much respected as a professional and as a human being. This impression never changed.


Scott Davis posted on 5/7/20

Thurstons, I just wanted to express my sympathies for Paul's passing. I was so lucky to get join his Monday evening tennis group and I have so many great memories of those nights on the courts. Your entire family holds a special place in my heart and you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Patricia Kennedy posted on 5/7/20

My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family Cathy.


Selena Douglass posted on 5/7/20

Cathy, I am so sorry. He was one of my favorite faculty to work with. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Marilynn Toops posted on 5/7/20

Jim, John, Lara, Amanda: Lila was an important person in many people's life, including mine. Memories of Bible Study, MYF activities, outings, her wedding, 3 houses, 3 children, yearly summer visits, our last visit before the reunion two years ago. I can hear her giggle and the way she said things. She left you much to remember. Those memories will flash back often. Embrace them and hold them close to you. Her legacy to her family and friends. You were so loved by her.


Robin Pilkington posted on 5/7/20

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers .


Jason Quackenbush posted on 5/6/20

I remember Dr. Rogers fondly from her attendance at Library Friends events at the University of Illinois Library. She will be missed. My condolences to the family.


Jeanie (Kim) Flood posted on 5/6/20

Cathy, I remember you and Paul from the time, so many years ago, when you rented our house in Champaign while we were in Iran. I am so sorry for your loss.


Howard Schein posted on 5/6/20

I watched Paul play football along with many of my other friends at Grinnell. Later, when we both settled at U of Illinois, we reestablished a friendship, along with Paul's giving me an adjunct appointment in EOL. We interacted quite a bit, and I always enjoyed being with him...he was kind, caring, had a great smile and sense of humor, and was a great department chair, looking after all of his colleagues. He is surely missed.


Jeanette McCollum posted on 5/6/20

Cathy and family - I always admired Paul so much for his values and for his commitment to doing things that mattered. The support that you provided him during his years at Willowbrook was heart-warming, and I know he felt your presence and your love. All of my best thoughts and wishes to your family in this difficult time.


Dianne Dexter posted on 5/5/20

Dear Cathy, we've only met once and recently at that, but John has told me lovely stories of you and Paul and of how you were such a caring big sister to him during childhood. I've seen pictures of you and your family on the picture board he has in his kitchen. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to you and the family. Paul was clearly a very special, loving and good person to you, your family and to the community. May he rest in peace and may you be comforted. Most sincerely, Dianne Dexter


Ryan Nallen posted on 5/4/20

It was an honor to have him as a teacher while a student at the University of Illinois back in 2010. He made every class fun and enjoyable. In no other class in all 4 years have I ever laughed so hard. I also learned invaluable information about life and professionalism that I've kept with me to this day. He helped push me out of my comfort zone and forced me to dream big. I wouldn't be where I am today had I not had him as a teacher. He will be greatly missed.


Daniel Miner posted on 5/3/20

Roy and I being the only two grandsons of I.J. Van Buskirk I have known and admired Roy all of my life. I have always known Roy to be a very fine person. I was very sorry to hear of Roy's passing and want to give sincere condolences to Rod and Julie and their families.


Alex Harbuziuk posted on 5/2/20

My condolences to the family. I met Dr. Shtohryn when I was a student at the University of Illinois in the late 1960s. He was a wonderful person and teacher. Вічная пам'ять.


Julia Wood ( former Ned Kelly's & Outback Steakhouse) posted on 5/2/20

Jim, Lara and John I was so very sad to read of your loss. I saw the notice and my heart just sank. I have served all of you for 25 years. Your wife Jim and your Mommy Lara and John was the sweetest nicest kindest woman I have ever know. I will so miss seeing her.


Jack & Ann Hehn posted on 5/2/20

Our sympathies are with Jim and his family. We have very fond memories of your time at Christ Lutheran Church in Monticello!


Tom Auth posted on 5/2/20

Sorry for your loss during this difficult time.


Deborah Winburn posted on 5/2/20

I played Bunco with Lila and we always had so much fun. I especially loved coming to her house for the Christmas party. She was such a gracious host and the house was decorated so beautifully . Even after our group broke up we managed to get together and go out to eat at the Ribeye several times. I have such fond memories of Lila.



Debi Bilek posted on 5/2/20

Sweet, Sweet LADY!!


Debi Bilek posted on 5/2/20

I am sorry for the loss of your mother Amanda. She was a loving, kind, sweet person that I got to know! Always greeted me with a smile. Loved talking to her and your father while I checked her in. You and your family are in my prayers. Love you. Debi


Judy Reinhart posted on 5/1/20

Lila and I grew up on the same block in Monticello and attended the Bible study that her mother taught. We were cheerleaders in high school and were maids of honor at each other’s weddings. She was always cheerful and fun to be with. I miss her terribly.


Cindy Johnson posted on 4/30/20

Condolences to the Costello family. So sorry for your loss.


Donald Mckenna posted on 4/29/20

I knew Roy as one of Windsor Group that came to the coffee club at the Stevick Senior Center. He seemed to always be positive and spoke with a smile in his voice. We will miss him.


Gary Highland posted on 4/29/20

As a childhood friend of Rod I spent a lot of time at the VanBuskirk home. I remember Roy as a very warm, kind person who took a genuine interest in people. He was a pilar of the community and will be missed by many.


Len Muni posted on 4/28/20

Tom..... What a great person. You will be missed. My deepest condolences to family and friends. Rest In Peace, Tom. Sincerely, Len Muni JCU ‘71


Leonard Hester posted on 4/28/20

Bacon Van Buskirk was one of the first clients I worked with when I started working at Peer Hunt and Curzon in 1977. I was fortunate to work with Bacon until I retired in 2014. Bacon was always one of my favorite clients. Roy was a great client to work for. It was a privilege to work with Roy as well as Rod and Julie over the years. My condolences to all.



George Burke posted on 4/28/20

Dear Rose and Family It is with deepest sorrow and sympathies I send. There are so many memories of Tom and you. But I was thankful that I was able to do many things with the both of you at JCU. Two memories I do have is when us guys were living in Murphy Hall we would go to Tom's room make Hot dogs since few of has cars. It was a great time. But the four years of stunt nights writing the parodies at 2 and 3 in the am were some of my greatest time. It was great to be with you guys with that adventure. Much love to you and the family!!!!!


Les Schulte posted on 4/28/20

My sincere condolences to Rose and the family. Tom was a real credit to our community and I was honored to have known him.


Les Schulte posted on 4/28/20

My sincere condolences to Roy’s family. He was a fine man and a credit to his community.


Gus Trupiano posted on 4/28/20

My sincere condolences on the passing of Roy. I think Roy was one of the finest, kindest persons I have had the good fortune to come into contact with during my lifetime.


Tom Lee posted on 4/28/20

Rod, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. The gift of having a Dad help guide us in our business lives are great memories. God bless. Tom & NeeCee Lee


Chuck Hutton posted on 4/27/20

I met mrs Hyde at acres of books in Champaign many years ago and she was impressed I remembered her husband career. I could tell by the way she talked about him how much she loved him. My deepest condolences


Alex Scheeline posted on 4/27/20

What a wonderful person. She graced Chemistry Coffee daily (even, occasionally, after retirement) and not only improved my teaching but gave me some good hints on how to blend a family. And that was only a minor corner of the good she did for the world. What a terrific legacy!


Charles E Blackman Jr. posted on 4/27/20

Dear Rosemary I recently read about Tom passing and I wanted to let you know that although 49 years has passed since I have seen and talked to him, his outgoing friendly and caring attitude toward anyone who interacted with him has left an indelible impression on me like he has on so many other people . Though I contact with him was infrequent in our 4 years at JCU I always though him a person with no artifice who genuinely like his fellow classmates no matter who they were and tried to enhance their lives with his friendliness and humorous banter. I often though when reading about his accomplishments in the JCU alumni magazine about how he continued, long after his college days, his unique qualities of caring for all around him to his family academic and charitable endeavors . It was not until I read the numerous articles and testimonials written after his passing that I fully realized how much good he preformed ,and how much love he spread during this lifetime. Though I know how much grief his passing means to you and your family ,I hope you will be consoled by how much he left our world a so much better place.


Deanna Cannon posted on 4/27/20

Judy, I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I always enjoyed chatting with Shelli when she worked in CSB. Holding your family in my thoughts and prayers.


Chuck and Julie Brinkley posted on 4/27/20

So Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family. Shelli was a sweet heart and will be missed.


Jack L. James posted on 4/27/20

I had a professional relationship with Roy for 30+ years. I knew him to be a highly principled man who always did business “the right way”. He will be greatly missed by family, employees, and the business community.


Chris Hill posted on 4/26/20

Julie,Rod and family's, Both Melanie and I were saddened to hear of Roy's passing. There was never a more honorable or fair person as your father. I will always enjoy the memories of us hosting Marilyn,Roy along with the Wordens and the Martins for dinners in our Palm Beach home. It was an honor to have known your parents. They were a class act ! May the Peace of God be with all of you at this time Be safe and be well


Sam Santhanam posted on 4/26/20

Our sympathies and condolences to Julie, Stephen and all of Roy Van Buskirk's friends and family. - Sam Santhanam and the I Hotel and Conference Center team


Sam Santhanam posted on 4/26/20

Our sympathies and condolences to Tom Costello's friends and family. - Sam Santhanam and the I Hotel and Conference Center team


Joe Fuchs '67 posted on 4/26/20

I was stunned and saddened to hear of Tom's passing. My sincere sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your beloved husband. It seems hardly possible, as it was only a few months ago that we celebrated at the annual Ignatius Christmas party at Berghoff's. Tom lived the true Ignatian ideal of service to others which he began back in 1963 at 1076 W. Roosevelt Rd. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by his fellow Ignatius brothers of '67 and by all the lives of those he has touched since. Please know that you and your entire family will remain in our thoughts and prayers. AMDG


Susie Baker Eaton posted on 4/25/20

Ritchie and Judy..... our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.


Jerry Andedrson posted on 4/25/20

I was a glass industry close friend of Roy starting in the 1960's - We exchanged communications over the years as Roy was a 100% respected straight shooter in the industry. My wife Cathie and I dined with Roy & Marilyn at FGMA National conventions. My last Email with Roy was about 3 months ago --RIP my friend - Yiu have lived an extraordinary life.


Robby Hartman posted on 4/24/20

Rod&Julie I'm so sorry. He was a terrific man ,that I am grateful to,and respected as much as my own father.


Kathy Carlson posted on 4/24/20

Mary Ellen, I want to offer my sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother. We both have been blessed to have had our mother's company for a long time (mine was 100 when she passed). Thank you for your friendship. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Kathy Carlson


Barbara Jean Foltz Patrick posted on 4/23/20

So sorry to hear of Roy's passing. My parents enjoyed his friendship and the dance group they were on many years ago!


Bill Zientarski posted on 4/23/20

Rod and the whole VanBuskirk family, please accept my heartfelt condolences and know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am fortunate to have known Roy from the glass industry and his legacy will live on. All the best during this sad time.


Kevin McCandless posted on 4/23/20

Rodney and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Daniel and Julia Pryor posted on 4/23/20

Julie and Rodney, Fond memories of Roy from Westview through Hessel Manor days and beyond. Your folks were so proud of you both and were always so gracious and kind to me over the years. In deepest sympathy. JHP


Andrea Antulov posted on 4/23/20

Tom honored our committee with a cookout at his home about this time of year. I always looked forward to it. All of the stories you will hear this summer, in remembrance of his integrity, grit, generosity, kindness, insight, warmth, patience and humor are more than true, they are stories living, as he was in the living - in the light. The light of fellowship. The light that guides us to encourage someone who has lost all hope because no one else will. The light that can turn a few pieces of fried fish into memory of warmth, humor and connection that endure. A light that is shining bright now, and inspiring others to value connection and contribution to others, regardless of status. For Tom it was not a bother to help, he was just glad he was in a position to help. The Teddy bear waving pictured at the caravan reminded me of his contagious whimsy. It reminded me of the bus sign often seen around town “Smile its sunny”, sometimes when it actually was. I am sorry my vehicle and body would not cooperate to attend. Thinking of the Costello family, wishing you comfort in the midst of sorrow.


Mike Marry posted on 4/23/20

Julie and Rod I'm so sorry to hear of Roy's passing. To me he was a friend and business mentor. The opportunity he gave me changed my life. I want you to know I thanked him several times at the lunches we had for what he did for me. My best memories other than those lunches were the trips and flights we had together. His attitude toward life and perseverance over these past 20 plus years was amazing.


Russell Dankert posted on 4/23/20

Roy and I shared a birthdate, June 10. A positive gentle friend who extended his friendship with a smile. A good business man who helped educate architects about the glass business.


Todd Barnett; Daniel Barnett posted on 4/23/20

We read with sadness of Beverly's passing. For many years, Beverly was the lead nurse for our father, Sol Barnett. Put simply, she was an outstanding nurse and the entire hub of his practice there. It is no exaggeration that when she considered retirement, he felt he could not continue on without her. We know that our dad's success was due to Beverly's success. She always had a smile on when we stopped by the office and made sure we were able to say a quick hello without feeling too guilty. She was a gem and our father always spoke fondly and incredibly high of her. May her memory be for a blessing. Daniel Barnett, Champaign iL Todd Barnett, Madison WI


John Lieberman posted on 4/22/20

Sorry to see this. My heart goes out to JoAnne, Mima, Gary, and all the family.


Dave Harper posted on 4/22/20

Sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. I taught with her at Channahon and bowled with her at Echo Lames in Morris. My Condolences!


Dave Harper posted on 4/22/20

Sorry to hear that Alice has past away. I taught with Alice at Channahon and also bowled with her at Echo Lanes in Morris. My Condolences!


Donna McGuire Pepper posted on 4/22/20

Rose, Cam and I are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was truly such an incredible man. I first knew Tom through my parents and the Urbana Chamber for many years. When I began dating Cam, he soon had Tom as an adviser for an Independent Study class on Leadership. He has quoted Tom and things he learned in that class throughout his career. One of the books Tom had him read had a funny name, and the day Cam got his wisdom teeth pulled he kept repeating the name of that book (I think it had the word "monkey" in the title). When I finally got him home from the surgery I was doing something in the kitchen and he had picked up the phone and called Tom about this book! It was the most hysterical one sided conversation because Cam was on a lot of meds and Tom probably had NO CLUE that Cam had just come out of surgery, LOL! This happened to be the day they found missing UI student Nan Sabbiah also, so for 25 years I have laugh when I think back the day the wisdom teeth came out, Nan Sabbiah being found and this crazy conversation between Cam & Tom :) We always loved running into Tom when we were back in town, be it at Illini games or community events, his big smile and hearty handshakes were a fun 'welcome home'. He was one of few mentors that Cam refers back to often. As Cam begins his new position at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, I know that he will be applying lessons learned from your dear Tom. They've served Cam very well thus far, and will continue to do so for years to come. Sending our love and prayers to you and your family. Thank you for sharing Tom with all that knew him, he was a beautiful light int his world. I hope we can make it back this summer to celebrate his wonderful life. Hugs, Cam & Donna (McGuire) Pepper


Terri Puhr Mawdsley posted on 4/22/20

Mrs. Costello - I doubt you remember me, but you were my favorite elementary school teacher at St. Patrick's in Danville. I was in your 7th grade class when you married Tom and I remember how excited we all were! I am glad you two had so many wonderful years together. My deepest condolences.


SUZANNE Troxell posted on 4/21/20

Rosemary we are so very sorry to hear the news about Tom, we always loved seeing you at the Philo Tavern or just loved seeing you anywhere. Hopefully great memories will help at this time. Love Jack and Suzanne Troxell


Brian R Eichelberger posted on 4/21/20

Tom was nice enough to give me a chance at MTD, and hired me as a part-time driver, back in 1997. Later I went full time and I have to say, it turned out to be the best job I have ever had. I enjoyed Tom's humor, cooking and going the extra mile to help me and many others along the way. My thoughts and prayers for you Rosemary, and family for your loss and the loss of many of us who were touched by his life. Praying, though absent from the body, he is present with the Lord, and all who put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, will hope to be re-united one fine day.


Martha Francisco posted on 4/21/20

So sorry for the loss of your mother. May God bring you comfort and peace.


Bill Gaucher posted on 4/21/20

Rosemary, from all of the Sky Deck group here at Ignatius, we are shocked and saddened by Tom's passing. We always have you and Tom in mind when we plan the event. Ton was truly well thought of by all of his classmates. My recent memory was how thankful he was for the steak that I cooked for you tow at the last cookout. It was my joy to be his chef for a day. There are about 10 of us that would welcome the chance to be included for the Memorial that you are planning. We have already spoken to each other and we have secured transportation with a St. Ignatius van and a driver as well. Please accept my personal condolences at this very sad time. Bill


Yolanda Rivera posted on 4/21/20

Alice was in the best of care Suellen because you did the best that you could for your mom for the last several years so that she could be comfortable. Be at peace.


Zoe Weiner posted on 4/20/20

Costello put a smile on mine and my classmates every communications class. I loved having him as a teacher because he had such similar characteristics to my own dad. He was caring, goofy, laid back, serious when need be, but usually sarcastic, and an overall joy to be around. I remember one day when I went to his office to get feedback on my speech and he looked at me and said “you have the personality to fill three people, that’s what I see in you” I won’t ever forget that because he reminded me of my own father. Every person I talked to had not a bad thing to say about him. He was always easy to talk to and just one of those people you gravitate towards to so quickly. My favorite memory was when him and his wife Rose made dinner for our whole class and had us over to eat. It was the sweetest thing and his wife and dog were precious. He made my first semester of college a lot more welcoming. To a great teacher and a friend, rest easy. With love, Zoe Weiner


Karen Bodnar posted on 4/20/20

I volunteered with Beverly at Provena/OSF Medical Center. What a lovely woman she was, I so enjoyed working with her. Blessings to her family ❤️


Lonita Fisk Mitchell posted on 4/20/20

J.R. so sorry for your loss. Dorothy was a fine lady and I enjoyed visiting with her. i remember your wedding and visiting your first home. May God bring you comfort and peace. Your are in my prayers.


Ricky and Jeff Funk posted on 4/20/20

My mom and I were so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I believe my parents actually introduced your mom and dad to each other many years ago. She was a wonderful person, mother, teacher and friend. We will miss her.


Kathy Martensen posted on 4/20/20

Dear Sharon, my sympathy to you and your family. It sounds like you had a wonderful mother! Thinking of you.


Allison Wasielewski posted on 4/20/20

Tom Costello was one of the best teachers I ever had. He embodied the spirit of leadership and had such a knack for creating connections between students and concepts they were learning. He was tough, but it was because he cared so deeply about every student that he came in contact with. He was encouraging, constantly pushing us to be our very best. He truly shaped our lives in one short semester and I will be forever thankful for that. My heart goes out to his loved ones and all others who he touched in his lifetime! Professor Costello was larger than life hilarious, a real character, and an amazing man, he will be missed so greatly.


Christy (Julian) posted on 4/20/20

I am so sorry for your loss Suellen. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Sending you love and support.


Margaret Chaplan, MTD Board of Trustees posted on 4/20/20

My deepest sympathies to Tom's family. He was an important influence in our community and a strong force in the development of the MTD.


Lynne Ross posted on 4/20/20

Dear Suellen and family. I’m so sorry about the loss of your mom. I so remember you telling me stories of how active she was, and her sweetness. She raised some wonderful children too. God bless you , your Dad and your siblings. Lynne Ross


Ed and Kathy Kral posted on 4/20/20

Our Prayers and Thoughts are with you. Tom and I always teased each other about going to two different Catholic High schools, St. Ignatius and Fenwick. We will get masses said for Tom after this Virus is over. God Bless.


Rick Bednar posted on 4/19/20

In my 42 years with WCIA Tom was one of my very favorite people to work with. He and I came up with many television and radio scripts and ideas for advertising the MTD. I always admired his creativity and sharp wit. But most of all I admired Tom for his kindness to everyone.



Carolyn Gerald posted on 4/19/20

I remember Tom from Holy Cross. He would fix food for his MTD buddies in the kitchen and then leave a box of cookies for the kitchen staff for the next day to say "Thank You" You will be Missed Tom



Carolyn Gerald posted on 4/19/20

I remember Tom in the Kitchen at Holy Cross cleaning up after feeding some of his MTD Friends. He left a box of cookies for the kitchen staff. Very nice Man and very thoughtful of others. He will be missed


Kay Holley posted on 4/19/20

Rosemary, Joe and Jack: I am truly sorry for your great loss.And for this loss to our entire community! Sending love. I posted this on Facebook, but don't know if any of you saw it. So I share it here: A few words about my buddy, TOM COSTELLO. Tom Costello was my office-mate in Lincoln Hall--when both of us were teaching in the Communication department. He was, well, just a hell of a guy. Tom was one of the most gregarious people I've ever met. The man was NEVER at a loss for words. He was bright, and funny, and the smart ass of all smart asses. It is so hard to imagine this town--heck, this world-- without his energy and fun. Tom was not only the Assistant Managing Director of the award-winning MTD for many years, board president of Illini Media Company, a devoted family man, a tireless philanthropist, and a great friend to many--he was a stupendous teacher. And a very popular one. He brought the same sharp wit to his interactions with students that he deployed with friends. He kept his students on their toes and on their game. I remember them parading in to the office during early morning office hours--and one by one, he guided them toward the answers they needed, while teasing them mercilessly. They left the office simultaneously pleased and a little bewildered. And they adored him. And never forgot him. I, too, will not forget Tom. I can't believe he's gone. I wish I could say good-bye more formally. But, Tom--I wish you godspeed, my friend! I will miss you. I send my deepest condolences to the Costello family. "May flights of angels sing him to his rest . . ."


Cathy Manint posted on 4/19/20

I am so sorry to learn of Beverly’s passing. I volunteered with her in the Surgical Waiting Room at Provena Covenant for many years. We always enjoyed our times together. I loved her sense of humor and enthusiasm! She will be missed. You have our sincerest sympathy. Cathy and Dr. Jim Manint


John and Jeannette Beck posted on 4/19/20

Dear Rose and family, We were saddened to read about Tom's passing in the paper. Our prayers are with you. We'll always remember his community service, his quick wit and his sense of humor. We never saw him without smile. He was one of the truly good people, and the aphorism "he never met a stranger" seemed like it was invented with him in mind. He will be missed.


Nick and Rosemary Sabbia posted on 4/19/20

Where do you begin to talk about a person who was such an icon for the cities of CU. Our families go way back from the time we began our families. Tom will be remembered by so many because he touched so many hearts. Loved his smile, sense of humor, his wonderful cooking and in general being a good friend. Loved his stories and what an M C . He was kind, funny, and loved by all. We are going to miss seeing him. God took a good one way too soon. We send love and hugs to Rose, Joe, Kaitlin, Jack, Laura and his darling grands, Libby and Rory. Rest In Peace dear friend. We are going to miss you.


Andre J Mostert posted on 4/19/20

Alan, you will be missed by all who knew you. I am proud to day I am among that group. You were a wonderful dentist, a true member of your church and a great friends to me and my family. Champaign will not be the same without. Our prayers go out to your wife and family.


David F. Paulsen posted on 4/19/20

Alan was a cousin I did not get to be with often enough. He In the mid-West and I in Utah. My earliest memory is when my family and his family went to Yellowstone together. I don't remember how old we were but we were young enough that we could both sleep on the same army cot. Alan at one end and I at the other. (Our feet were probably touching but I have no memory of it). The memory I do have is that the next morning we were told that a bear came snooping into our tent that night and of course Alan and I slept right through the commotion. Alan and I were drafted to collect a pile of rocks that our fathers could throw at the bears if those bears returned the following night. I look forward to a reunion on the other side. My deepest sympathy to the family in the passing of their husband, father, grandfather and brother


Betsy Hendrick posted on 4/19/20

My condolences and sympathy for the much too early loss of Tom. I pray your memories of a wonderful life together will assuage your feelings of loss.


Linda Harris (f/k/a Gerlach) posted on 4/19/20

JoAnne and Family, I am sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. It was a blessing to know him. Although I’m sure your grief is deep, I am thankful for eternal families.


Linda Harris (f/k/a Gerlach) posted on 4/19/20

JoAnne and family, I am so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. It was a blessing to know him. Although I’m sure your grief is deep, I am thankful for eternal families!!!


Michael Sabbia posted on 4/19/20

Mr. Costello was always a friendly face that I enjoyed seeing on my return trips home to Urbana. He's a role model of what can and should do to better the community they live in. My thoughts are with Mrs. Costello (my 5th grade teacher), Jack, Joe, and all those in the community who were touched by his generosity.



Debra Wildey-Sutter posted on 4/19/20

I remember my time working as extra help in Communications and how nice and friendly Tom was. He will truly be missed. I will keep his family in my prayers.



linda tester posted on 4/19/20

Sorry for your loss ..we enjoyed his many visits at Inman Place


George I McMannis posted on 4/19/20

Tom and I were "roommates" at Carle Foundation Hospital for a short while after we both suffered heart attacks at the same time in 1999. His sense of humor was infectious, no pun intended. I only encountered him a few times after that, but he always remembered my name. Rest In Peace Tom!


Freda a decerbo posted on 4/19/20

My thoughts and love go out to you and we feel so much loss at his passing. May your days become more peaceful


Kathryn A Powell posted on 4/18/20

My memory: Of days shared @ Lake Forest College: We were Alpha Phi' s, pledged in 1959... forming friendships over a lifetime. Yuki went on to inspire generations through service @ the U/ Illinois. She lives on in my ❤ as unflappable & classy. Kay


Daneen Feeney posted on 4/18/20

Suellen, Margaret, Janet and Karen, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


Joseph Quinn posted on 4/18/20

Hello Deb and Family: I'm sorry to hear of your loss. Deb, I always enjoyed listening to your stories about your Dad. I can see that he was quite the guy. He had a full and meaningful life. A family guy, excelled in sports and served his country.


PAULA DUNKMAN posted on 4/18/20

My children's childhood dentist for many years ('90s), and a wonderful caring man. I am very sad to hear of Dr. B's passing. He will be missed by many. My sympathies to his family.


Joseph Quinn posted on 4/18/20

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Betty Welch posted on 4/18/20

Dear friend and colleague.


Eileen Grosso posted on 4/18/20

I enjoyed getting reacquainted with Alice at the Coal City United Methodist Church after first knowing her as teachers in the Channahon/Minooka area


Eileen Grosso posted on 4/18/20

Please accept my condolences for your loss. You have my deepest sympathy.


Trisha (Tucker) Peterson posted on 4/18/20

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a tough, but fair teacher. I have fond memories of her. Prayers for the family!


Jerry and Mary Young posted on 4/18/20

Our condolences for your loss.


Tom Keagle posted on 4/18/20

It was always a good time when Dick would come to our shop I loved talking baseball with him I still have the card and the baseball he signed fo me. I had the highest respect for him. My condolences to your family.


Bruce hannon posted on 4/17/20

Kennie, I am saddened by the loss of your wife. I recall you very well my my early days in Ivesdale. You were this tall, quiet guy, soft spoken and competent. You hit the longest homerun I ever saw in our baseball field. You were always someone who choose wisely as I can see from the obituary of your wife and fine children. Bravo!


Gina Breen (Graves) posted on 4/17/20

Wonderful teacher ! Many of my childhood memories were made at the Eckstein home ! Hugs & Prayers to all !!



Dawn Rodgers-Wood posted on 4/17/20

So sorry for your family's loss Janet.


Bruce hannon posted on 4/17/20

Ken, I am so sorry to learn of the death of your wife. I recall you from the years of growing up together in Ivesdale. You were always in my memory the quiet, competent guy who hit the longest home run I ever saw! You have shown that your wisdom and care lead you to a wise choice for a life partner. Bravo!


E. Allan Boehm posted on 4/17/20

Karen and Rich, I am very sorry to learn of Dick's death. I truly enjoyed coaching the little league team with Dick. He was a real gentleman and a great role model for all the players. Your entire family are in our thoughts. Respectfully, Allan and Linda Boehm


Mona Jim Bussart posted on 4/17/20

So sorry to hear about your mother I taught school with her and lived in the same subdivision. May God comfort you and all


Nancy Swikle Heidkamp posted on 4/17/20

If I am not mistaken, Alice was a guidance counseler at Monticello High School when I first started teaching there. She was one of the kindest, nicest person I have ever met.. My first year teaching was made much easier through her wise counseling. She was always kind of a mentor to me. On another footnote, when she left Monticello I moved into her old apartment right across from the high school. Loved that lady. So sorry for your loss.


Gene Rontanini '67 posted on 4/17/20

My sincere condolence on your loss. I remember a wonderful and funny guy from my days at St Ignatius where he worked with me on the Ignatius Prep, our senior yearbook. Always jovial, he wrote in my yearbook "Without my help this book would have met all deadlines". He made that inside joke because our '67 class was the first to deliver the book at a fall reunion instead of the end of the school year. I'm sorry for the emptiness you now feel but know that he impacted many lives and have faith that he has now passed on to a glorious place.


Jack Fordon posted on 4/17/20

Very sad to see that Tom has passed. I was a classmate of Tom at Ignatius and saw him at our 50th. Little would I know that I would see him at Public Transit conventions and trade shows over the decades. I was on the vendor side. You are definitely correct. He was always outgoing and happy, always kidding and sharing jokes. Didn't know how active he was in the community! But, doesn't surprise me. He will be missed but what a wonderful life of joy and service. God now is enjoying his company.


Jean Brunson posted on 4/17/20

Debbie, this is Jean Brunson sending my sympathy to you and your family. Bob would want me to do this. Thoughts and prayers with you all.


Terry Flynn posted on 4/17/20

A fellow ‘67 classmate at St. Ignatius, I well remember Tom: He was ubiquitous in both his service and his smile. The 4 years would have been less enjoyable without his effervescent presence. Also, I thought the name Costello was Italian (from the gangster Frank) but he set me right that even the mafia wanted to be Irish. Something else I learned at SI. Best to all of his.


Elliott Witkin posted on 4/17/20

My condolences to your family for your loss. I still have Dick's baseball card that he autographed 25 years ago - it always brings a smile to my face. I'm glad you have great memories of all your years together. R.I.P. #35 - may you always be at the ballpark, on the mound.


Pattsi Petrie posted on 4/17/20

Karen and Rich, so sorry to read about your loss. I look back fondly to the years of youth baseball when Richard coached Brock Petrie and Trent Petrie along with being team mates of Rich. Those were great years watching the child pay ball and get better each game. Lovey memories. P


Jean and Tom Korder posted on 4/17/20

Dear Rose, Jack, Joe, and Families -- We are deeply saddened and somehow diminished with Tom's passing. We hope that your many loving memories will bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that God loves you and can restore your spirits, give you peace, and strengthen you.



Jean Ray Korder posted on 4/17/20

Our family will always remember Coach Costellos infamous 'sliding practice' at Blair Park -- where my kids learn to safely take a base, and I learned that no amount of Tide or Chlorox would ever remove ground in mud and grass stains on their uniforms.


Jack Waaler posted on 4/17/20

I met Alan at Carle cardiac rehab. Alan, being such a friendly guy, we had many pleasant conversations ....a wonderful guy.


Jane Meyer (Campo) posted on 4/17/20

Sorry for your family’s loss. I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Jane and Rob Meyer


Emily Turner Condill posted on 4/15/20

JoAnne, I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. You were a favorite professor of mine in the College of Education from 2000-2002. When I ended up staying in C-U, I chose your husband as my dentist. He was such a lovely, caring, & funny man.


Marietta H. Fernandes posted on 4/15/20

Dr. Broadbent was my dentist for 20 years and always made my visits fun. That was hard to do. His humor and great attitude about everything was so wonderful. Last I saw him was at Norris tire getting some fabulous tires for his Mercedes. That was scary for him to be spending that money. We laughed about it and fondly remember our talk. One of the greatest people I have ever known.


Andrew Meyer posted on 4/15/20

Dr. Broadbent had an unmistakable charm, he could ingratiate anyone fortunate enough to be in his presence. I was fortunate to meet him through my high school classmate and friend Lane. I remember him chaperoning a class of seventeen year old's to Italy with his wife Joanne. On that his adventure he exuded a deep passion for his faith and a sincere love for others. His kindest will be missed and the world will be a bit dimmer with his passing. Thank you for letting me know him -Andrew Meyer


Sue Inskip posted on 4/14/20

Doc was always one for a good joke, we all know that about him . One of my favorites was the day, along with JoAnnes help changing the clocks at home and in the car, we got Doc to show up to the office an hour early. We also got a favorite patient (thank you Alan Casper), to show up an hour early for his appointment. Doc was quite embarrassed when there was NO STAFF showing up. As the patient became impatient and annoyed because he had a meeting he needed to attend, Doc prepared to see the patient by himself...until he finally realized it was April Fools Day! We also had a lot of fun cutting and pasting Doc’s face all kinds of places. Remember when Michael Jordan had a centerfold ad in People magazine for Hanes underwear? We put Docs face right over Michael Jordan for all our patients to discover! Another time we took his face and pasted it right over the buff body of local Olympic wrestler, Mark Johnson! We shared so many laughs over the years. Thank you Doc for the many great times we had together.


Donna Holshouser Stinson posted on 4/14/20

Alan's kind, generous, funny, open, adorable, and loving self is very much missed and will continue to be missed.


John Taylor McEntire posted on 4/14/20

We were so sad to hear of Alan’s passing. It was especially difficult due to COVID19. We knew him when we lived in Champaign from 1995 to 2008. We knew him from church. He was such a friendly man. So sorry this virus got ahold of him. May the Lord be with the family for comfort as we know that all will be resurrected and have the opportunity to live as a family in the next life.


Kay and Charles Heiser posted on 4/14/20

Dr. Broadent was a pioneer in his day. Truely a man of his profession. I was so blessed to have worked with him and learn all of his great patient skills. Dr. B was so respected by so many professionals and in the community loved his caring and sense of humor it made our day a whistle while we worked Doc will missed by all


Carol Hall posted on 4/14/20

So sorry and saddened to hear of Alan’s passing. I have many fun and tender memories of that character from my years living in Champaign! Such a good man with a big heart. My love, thoughts, and prayers to JoAnne and family.


Carol Mahar posted on 4/14/20

The Broadbent family were among the first people we got to know when we moved to Urbana in sumner 1969. They were so friendly and fun to be around! Always enjoyed all of them! They blessed our lives in so many ways. And, Alan may be the only dentist people looked forward to seeing. He made it fun to go to the dentist! And, his work was outstanding. We still have the crowns he installed! They are perfect! We shall miss Alan. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family now. Love from Carol and Jim Mahar


Mark Johnson posted on 4/14/20

Dr Broadbent was one of the nicest most caring people I have ever known. He was my dentist until he retired. Doc always has a smile on his face whether he was bad mouthing the Cubs or mentioning that since he followed wrestling he could coach every bit as good as me. Dr Broadbent left this world a better place . He was as good as man as this world produces.


mara stolurow posted on 4/14/20

One of my favorite later memories of Alan was at the Uni High reunion at Mt. Hood when my husband and I went out on the deck to look at the stars and there were JoAnn and Alan, arm in arm and smiling at each other! We could feel the love.


Kip Pope posted on 4/14/20

I regret that I've only seen Alan around the community infrequently during the last several decades (yes, decades), but we were good friends while we were at Edison Junior High School. He, Jimmy Little, Peter Hooper and I (and maybe one or two others) formed a club called the "Protozoa Peepers." Mrs. Little helped us with forming the club. Among other things, I vividly remember getting cups of water from the Boneyard Creek behind the Steak 'n' Shake on campus and looking at the many microscopic creatures -- mainly Paramecia -- through our microscopes. It was great fun and we learned a lot about a world that we couldn't see with our naked eyes. It's wonderful to read all the wonderful reminiscences about Alan in these condolences and in the News-Gazette this morning. Please accept my sincerest condolences and know that my thoughts are with Alan and you.


John & Linda Braden posted on 4/14/20

We have fond memories of Alan and JoAnne from our decade as neighbors of the Broadbents on Clark Park. Alan's quick smile and wonderful sense of humor were highlights, even when accused of being a Latter Day Saint on a Saturday morning when he slept in a little. The world is a better place for Alan and his family, and his legacy of warmth, generosity, and love endures.


Janet LeRoy posted on 4/14/20

Fond memories of the years our children were in school together. May his memory always be a blessing. We add our most sincere condolences, Janet & Michael LeRoy


Jeff Facer posted on 4/14/20

There are so many things I remember about Alan. In a nut shell, he was one of the finest men I have ever met. Alan was very caring, hard-working, and loved to have fun. I remember the unfortunate experience of having an abscessed molar that was causing me severe pain. I called Alan, hoping he had some ideas on how to alleviate the pain. As was typical with Alan, he dropped everything and said to meet him at his office. This was around 7:00 Saturday night. He performed a root canal, all the while telling me how sorry he was. This was typical Alan, caring and doing anything for anyone. He even called me the next day to see how I was. Alan and I served side by side in many Church callings and functions, including the Church bookstore, and an Elder’s Quorum trip to the Washington DC temple. Occasionally, much to JoAnne’s dismay, we would sneak out of Church and go grab some donuts. But Alan never questioned his faith and was a devoted member of the Church. We played golf every Friday in the summer at the Lake of the Woods course for many years. Both of us were fairly bad golfers, but we would laugh and enjoy each other’s company, always claiming that we would do better ‘next time’. Those were great afternoons with a great friend. He and JoAnne took the time to fly to Utah to attend my son’s funeral. It was such a surprise. Even in the midst of that sorrow Alan and I laughed and reminisced about our adventures together. He was a bright spot in an otherwise dark time, but always there for me. It was an honor to be friends with Alan. I shall miss him, but look forward to laughing together when we meet again.


Jackie Kitchen posted on 4/14/20

Joanne and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We love you and are thinking of you during this time.


Tony Chrisagis posted on 4/14/20

To all of Alan’s family; may you be comforted by God's grace and mercy at the passing of your husband, father, grandpa. He was Truly one of a kind. I was blessed to have him as a family dentist, orthodontist, and friend for many years and I’m grateful for the time I was able to enjoy with him. No doubt where his eternal home is and that glory will be his forever. May one day you all be reunited together again.


Tom Lagomarcino posted on 4/13/20

Alan and I were in the same Indian Guides Group 1986 or so. My son was Lee and Robbie and Kent were in the same group. After knowing everyone for just a few weeks, we had a Fall Campout at Allerton Park. Dads and boys packed in a cabin. One guy snored so loud all night that no one got any sleep. By process of elimination the next morning we identified the “snorer” as Alan. When it was time for the Spring Campout in Indiana, we made Alan sleep outside in his van! I remember how good he was with his two sons. I remember how much fun he was and his laugh. Alan also had tickets to Illini basketball games where he took a friend who was in a wheelchair. He couldn’t go to the Georgia Tech game so he offered the tickets to my son and I. Lee and I still talk about that game! I am so sorry for your loss. I still have wonderful memories of Alan and the time we all spent with our sons over 35 years ago.


Beth Collins posted on 4/13/20

I love Alan. He was our dentist forever, even when we had no money. When I was trucking for CR England he came to the house and had his picture taken in the cab. Happy day. This is a link to one of the pictures. Sorry for your loss and sorrow. He was one of the best.


Sue & Skip Inskip posted on 4/13/20

The Broadbent family was so special to us as Clark park neighbors, friends, classmates, and work family. I was so fortunate to work for Alan for 28 years. He certainly lived his life without any regrets. Virtual Hugs to all his family and friends! The Inskip Family —Sue, Skip, Laura, Brian, Eric & April



Bob and Dena Wright posted on 4/13/20

We have known Alan for close to 45yrs. Bob says of all the callings he has ever had in the Church being the Home Teacher for The Broadbent's was one of my favorite. I (Dena) suffer from migraines and Alan was always willing to come over and assist Bob in giving me a Blessing when needed. Such a kind soul. He will be greatly missed. JoAnn and Family our heart, thoughts and prayers are with You All.



Ruth Chidlaw-Johnson posted on 4/13/20

Dr. Broadbent spent many years doing dental work with my entire family six siblings. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.


Sheila and Sharon posted on 4/13/20

Betty was our Aunt. She was very special and much loved! We have so many special memories of growning up with her. The family picnics, camping trips and fishing tall tales and all the Holiday dinners will bever be forgotten. We could always count on her humor to make us laugh! She was always a fighter even though the last few years were very rough on her! She was a good judge of character and thought the world of Mary Brown and Gail Smith who treated her with love and respect! Rest in peace Betty and know that you brought great joy to our lives! Sharon and Sheila


Carolyn Ragsdale posted on 4/13/20

Dr. Broadbent was such a kind man. He was an excellent dentist for our family and went above and beyond when needed. He always asked about the family and remembered details of our family. He came in on a Sunday night when our son fell on his bike and tore his frenulum and had a pretty bloody mouth. He made it so tolerable for him. To Dr. Broadbent's family- rest knowing that he cared about people so much, always talked about all of you, enjoyed a good story or laugh. Our prayers are with you. The Ragsdales


Marybeth Eads posted on 4/13/20

The Eads family has fond memories of the Broadbents. Alan was such a kind and fun man. We are so sorry for the cruel way he was taken from you. Praying that you can all celebrate him together soon.



Denise Lauher posted on 4/13/20

My biggest memory is how much he loved to make Dutch oven breakfast for our holiday events at church.



Catherine Joyce posted on 4/13/20

Where do I begin. Doc was my very dear friend for over 20 years and my boss for 16 years until his retirement. He was one in a million and he will always be in my heart He will be missed so much. He left me with great memories.that I will always cherish. RIP my Dear Friend.


Crystal Helm posted on 4/13/20

Alan grew up around the corner from me....we went grade school, middle school, and high school together. He was a great kid ( I didn’t know him as an adult), funny and very bright. Condolences to his family. I am sure he will be greatly missed.


Gale Walden posted on 4/13/20

Even though he hasn't been my dentist for a long time, I always think of him as my primary dentist. I remember how loyal his patients and his staff were to him and how I didn't hate going to the dentist because I got to talk to him.



Mary Vita Rosmarino posted on 4/12/20

I was blessed by meeting Sandy. She was a warm hearted woman with a great sense of humor. My prayers and sympathies to her family.


Barbie Burns posted on 4/12/20

Sandy was possibly the nicest person I ever had the pleasure of meeting. In the 10 years that I worked with her, I never heard her say an unkind word or lose her temper. She had a perpetual smile on her face at all times and always made time to listen or give advice. She will be greatly missed.


Ashley Rudisill posted on 4/12/20

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I was one of Mrs. Setters students at Franklin Elementary school. (Blue Ridge). She really grew my thirst for reading, something that had been a challenge. She never gave up on me. Everytime I open a book I think of her she was kind, gentle, and patient.


Barry Bertalmio posted on 4/9/20

Condolences and prayers to family members. The Coach was always there with encouragement which resulted in a 1967 gold metal in wrestling at Kennedy H. S. He will be remembered.


Eileen Kohen posted on 4/9/20

Marge, we haven't seen you for a long time, but we have such fond memories of Windsor Swim Team with our children. We were sorry to read about Jim's passing. Please accept our condolences. Eileen and Bill Kohen


Rosemary Laughlin posted on 4/8/20

This is for Jeff: I haven't seen you for several years at Schnuck's. I've moved. I know how close and dear your family members are to you and to each other. I'm so sorry this difficult rupture has come with your loving and accomplished father. My heart, thoughts, and condolences are with you. Rosemary Laughlin


Mark Laughlin posted on 4/7/20

I did not know Mr. Moluf well, but I remember him as a friendly presence around the house when I was there to see Jeff. My thoughts are with the entire Moluf family as you go through this difficult time.


Les and Vi Krasnowski posted on 4/7/20

Condolences and prayers for your family. I always enjoyed our conversations about family and our love of history and travel. The last time we had together was in Florida. It was a great visit. God bless. Les and Vi


Mike Kulaga posted on 4/5/20

My sincere condolences to your family. I played football for Frank at Kennedy H.S. From 1968-1972. We always had competitive teams and Frank got the most effort from his players. My sympathies to your family.


Dean Barcelona posted on 4/4/20

Thanks coach for all your help when we were young, thanks for teaching me to drive also, you will not be forgotten.



Rhonda Harper posted on 4/1/20

Rest in Gods arms beautiful girl.


Angela Ronk posted on 3/31/20

You will be missed, Lindey! Fly high pretty girl!



Hannah Moutria posted on 3/31/20

i’ll never forget that bright smile of yours, or that laugh. i’ll never forget our car rides where we jam to Justin Bieber or Hannah Montana. i’ll just never forget you, Lindey. Please never stop watching over us.


Jim & Carol Manley posted on 3/31/20

Cindy, Kent & Carl and all those who loved Arlie have been on our minds, in our hearts and prayers since we heard he left this life to receive the promises of his Baptism & loving presence of our Lord. Arlie had showed and shared with us at Good Shepherd all that his faith meant to him. Often, we think of how he & his family welcomed many youth into their Lake Sara home for experiences on the water to enjoy and maybe even cherish as we do. Love, your friends, Manleys


Cunningham Children's Home posted on 3/30/20

So sorry to hear about Arlie. He has always been a kind neighbor for all our young adults and staff. We our thinking and praying for Pat and all of the family.


Joe Casserly posted on 3/28/20

Saddened by the passing of a long time friend. Condolences to his wife Barb and son Matt.


Janine & Jim Bjurman posted on 3/28/20

Aunt Betty was a lovely lady. She will be sorely missed.


Janine & Jim Bjurman posted on 3/28/20

Aunt Betty was a lovely lady. A true lady in all senses of the word. She will be missed.


Pam Lukemire posted on 3/25/20

Shanna was a beautiful young woman whose face and personality light up any room when she entered it. Sue andTalor so very sorry for your loss.


Jen Shelby posted on 3/25/20

So sad to see this in the paper last night Matt! Your dad was such a wonderful man! My condolences to you are your family.


Kathy Harden posted on 3/24/20

I just heard about Donna's passing. I'm so sorry and would like to send my deepest sympathy to her family. I grew up across the street from Donna & Suzy, and they used to babysit me & my siblings. Donna was such a lovable lady... ❤️


Martha Sanford (Dodds) posted on 3/24/20

So many involving trains and new relationships on the horizon way back in the late 50's. Will remember those days before the future was written. What a laugh you had!


Mike ( Homer) and Sue Van Matre posted on 3/24/20

Please send Sue and My condolences to Matt and his family. I lived down the street from Mr McNabney, played softball with Matt for several years. So sorry to hear of your loss.



Stanley Shaw posted on 3/23/20

I haven’t talked with Carl for a couple of years but when I did talk with him about family history he was more than happy to answer my questions and identify people in pictures I had. Will miss having his connection.


Harvey and Adella Hodges posted on 3/23/20

Arlie will be missed. We became acquainted in the early 1980's when he visited a friend at the place where I worked. That led to his selling a couple of automobiles us. He entered the real estate business about the time that I did and our friendship continued. In retirement, together, we enjoyed weekly coffee group. His interest in others and his warm smile will be missed.


Gil and Cyndy Schleef posted on 3/22/20

Carl and Valerie were our long ago dearest neighbors in the Hollycrest days. Carl was such a joy to visit with. Valerie, David and Kelly, you have our deepest and most sincere sympathy for your loss of a great guy. May the Lord comfort you at this most difficult time.


Ruth Jones posted on 3/22/20

I will miss my fun-loving Uncle Skip who used to play the “gotcha” game with me. And he used to joke to my mother that it was the “parting of the red sea” when I dove into my grandparents’ pool in Tucson. (Belly-flop, not graceful at all LOL!) I spent many Thanksgivings, Easters, and even a trip to Mexico with you. I love you, Uncle Skip. May you Rest In Peace.


Kristina Stewart posted on 3/22/20

A good soul gone too soon. I will always cherish the stories he shared and our bonding due to the little ornery dogs we have. My deepest condolences goes out to his family.


Willie Woodrum Hansen posted on 3/22/20

So sorry to hear about Walt's death. He hired me at Colwell Systems in 1977 and I spent 22 years there. My condolences to the family.


Kelly Buffum posted on 3/22/20

I remember Uncle Walt’s special attention to me as a little girl without a dad. And I think of his generous work with CASA. His love of children was evident, and he acted on that selflessly and made a difference. When I became Regional Coordinator of a company, in charge of personnel, I was able to call on him for advice and resources. He was a faithful husband who adored his daughters and granddaughters, as well as their husbands. He lived a long, full life, and made his mark on this world. He will be missed.


Kelly Buffum posted on 3/22/20

Uncle Walt


Dlynn Baughman Melo posted on 3/21/20

Danny and Julie, wow. Memories, from something like 1957 when my parents moved to Champaign from Indiana- and we lived on West Williams street and you all lived around the corner.Those were such days of trust, innocence, goodness and our neighbors were like our family. The Gettles, the Idlemans, the Sparks, the Davis's, the Grahams, the Dysons, the O'Neals, and so many more! I just happened to Google your Mom's name today to see about her and found her Obituary. I am sorry for your loss but I am so glad that your Mom, Nita, had such a long and prosperous and happy life! Please know that all three of us "Baughman kids" (Dala, Dlynn and Brad!) have spoken of you all over the years with such fond and happy memories of those old days. We wish you heavenly comfort as you move on in your lives without your bright and cheerful Mom! When God said in John 14:2 "In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." He was really speaking to YOUR Mom! Mansions in heaven, she must be elated! (



O'Shaughnessy, Christine posted on 3/21/20

Mom called me ”Chrismiss.” She loved me no matter what. She loved her grandkids so much and always supported everyone.



Anne Lariviere posted on 3/21/20

So many good memories in our family included Carl Shaw. He was a wonderful neighbor and good friend to our entire family. He will always be missed by us all.


Jeri Bone posted on 3/20/20

I was so thankful to have Karna in my life. What a great example of a loving Christian woman. Karna had a great sense of humor. She was my husband Brad’s Sunday school teacher when he was a kid. Karna then was also our kids, Kyle and Lindsey’s Sunday School teacher. I will miss her in so many ways! We were in Naomi Circle together and we spent a lot of time driving in the car together. We also worked together at church preparing the meal for Senior Luncheons once a month. I would take her home with always a LARGE bag of recyclables. Karna will be truly missed. Condolences to Shelly and her family. While we will grieve her loss here, heaven has gained an angel! ❤️



Lorrie Pastika posted on 3/20/20

Dear Shelley and family, Your mom was so special to me! Heaven definitely gained an angel. Sending my love to all of you! My deepest sympathy!


Linda Cowan posted on 3/20/20

Shelly, I worked with your mother in the ED for several years . She was one of the kindest and most considerate people I have ever met. Am so sad to hear of her passing. My sympathy for you and your family .


Roger Mahannah posted on 3/20/20

Karna was a wonderful woman of God. She was warm and compassionate. She will be missed.



The Larivieres - Anne, John, Dave, Mary, Ed and Jim posted on 3/20/20

Carl was a friend and mentor to the entire Lariviere family. There are six of us kids, all of us having spent many hours being entertained by Carl Shaw. He was a hard worker, a great story-teller and a wonderful friend. Thanks, Carl. We're sure going to miss you....



Mary Lariviere Treat posted on 3/20/20

Carl was one of the good guys! I will miss him a lot.



Robert Sobczak Jr posted on 3/19/20

Karna Hendershott


Carolyn Fisher posted on 3/19/20

Shelley, your mom was a wonderful lady. We loved getting to know her when we lived on Western. I know she will be greatly missed. You have our deepest sympathy.


Lori Harrison Larson posted on 3/19/20

Karna was my Sunday School Teacher and Vacation Bible School Teacher when I was a kid. I have the best memories of her sweet disposition, her ability to always have something nice to say and the way she seemed to let her light for the Lord shine. I know Heaven has a new angel. Thank you Lord for Karna.


Tish Cundiff posted on 3/18/20

Deepest sympathy to the family. I worked with Karna at Carle ER for many years. Her laugh was infectious. I could always look to her for advice and support. Truly wonderful woman!


Sally Anderson posted on 3/17/20

David, Your mom and I go back to being hockey buddies having great conversations on the bleachers during practice and games. Then we continued to run into one another at the grocery store for years, trading stories of what you and my kids were doing. She was such a kind person and just a remarkable woman. I know you will miss her and hope you have many sweet memories to sustain you. Sending wishes for gentle days ahead.


Marlon Unas Esguerra posted on 3/16/20

Love to you Yuki, and blessings & condolences to you and your family. Yuki was an advisor and mentor to me and the APIA organizations I helped organize at UofI. I've been a high school teacher now for 22 years now, and I point to Yuki's life and spirit in what I continue to do, especially as I mentor young Asian Americans. Thank you, Yuki.


Eileen Coleman posted on 3/15/20

I worked with Yuki for about three years at the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois. I often wondered where she was. We enjoyed many a laugh and I can attest t her sense of humor. I am sorry for her loss.


Joni Roberts posted on 3/9/20

I enjoyed talking to her and so did my daughter she was a great Pearson and was loved by many she will be missed by all who knew and loved her RIP beautiful angel fly high


Cathy Roberts posted on 3/9/20

will miss you RIP love Cathy Rogers Roberts and family


Kate Dyani Swan posted on 3/8/20

Condolences to Nancy's loved ones. I was fortunate to work with her on work and union issues. She was kind, honest and a joy to be around. She impressed many by her caring concerns for others and the need for fair treatment of workers. I have fond memories of working with her.



Lynn Bierman posted on 3/8/20

I worked with Nancy and Carol at Krannert Center. After she retired I lost touch with her. I was shocked and saddened to hear about her passing. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to her family.



Lynn Bierman posted on 3/8/20

I worked with Nancy and her sister Carol at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. After Nancy retired from Krannert we lost touch. I was shocked and saddened to learn of her passing. She will be missed.



MaryBeth, Rick and Ben Liggett posted on 3/8/20

We know you have found peace and are reunited with the loved ones who went before you. We love you and miss you.


Julie posted on 3/7/20

There are just too many memories to come up with just one. All the bon fires and camping trips were some of the best times in my life. I'm going to miss you Nance. Till we meet at that big party in Heaven.. please watch over us and save me a place. Give Denny and my brother John a big hug ok? Love you! Your little sis - Julie


Sharon Humphrey Rice posted on 3/7/20

I loved Nancy. I knew her & Denny for many years. Had so many fun times with her. She will be missed.


Jim Risley posted on 3/6/20

My thoughts and prayers are with the Slade family during this time. Jeff always greeted me with a welcoming smile and kindness. I will miss him.



Kirsten Zumbahlen posted on 3/3/20

Mom, I miss you more than I could have ever imagined. What I wouldn’t give for just one more hug, conversation, or just to hold your hand. You mean the world to me and you were the best mom I could’ve had! Me, Ben, and the kids all miss you, fly high with the angels! Love you!


Mike and Toni Lemmon posted on 3/2/20

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May all of your great memories help comfort you!


Ray Penn posted on 2/29/20

I just learned of Ken's death. He was the first person to interview me for a place in the graduate program. I had my undergraduate degree and my seminary degree and was stumbling around hoping to enter university teaching. Ken became my advisor, my career advisor, my favorite prof, and a wonderful friend. I treasure the wonderful memories of visiting him in his home and of our exchange of letters. He had what the Romans called "gravitas," a winsome power to make you want to be a better scholar, a better citizen, a better human being. He could find something profound in the most feeble of statements and make you feel like you added something to his life. Unlike too many scholars he didn't crawl into a scholarly hole and separate himself from those who needed help in all sorts of ways. All I know of grief is that it is the sharp edge of love; today I am experiencing that sharp edge for I have been very blessed to know him. Dear Erik and Mary, I am forever grateful to you both for sharing him with us graduate students and will keep you in my thoughts. Many blessings, ray penn


Kathi Karch posted on 2/28/20

So very sad for the loss of your loved one. My deepest sympathies to you Steve and your family. May God bless you all at this time.



Barbara Lynn Short posted on 2/28/20

For my Chestnut St. Girl .will see you again,, and we can have long talks ,laugh till we cry, hug and know all is good. Love you Girlfriend


Glenn & Barbara Gerichs posted on 2/27/20

It’s been a long time but nothing erases the fond and fun memories that we have of Bill Sargent, Pat, and the girls. So sorry to read of Bill’s passing. Love still after all this time.



Angela eason posted on 2/27/20

You will always be my "spoons friend " as you are laid to rest, on my Bithday, i will think of you with loving memories.


Beverly Kinkade Pearce posted on 2/26/20

What childhood memories with you. What a sisterhood! Will always love you.


Cheryl Stephens Rork posted on 2/26/20

My sincere sympathy to you all. My many memories go back to our high school days. We both were very much involved in our music and preforming many skits on stages. She was a delight to be with.


Debra Crabtree Foulks posted on 2/25/20

Oh how special you were. You always brought joy to every moment. RIP my friend❤️


David Roberts posted on 2/25/20

As a classmate, I remember Lauren as “happy/goofy” and a delight to be around at all times. I have stories.



Barb Gregory posted on 2/25/20

My deepest condolences for all of you!!


Cindy Marinello posted on 2/25/20

My condolences Kirsten and Family! Your Mom is beautiful just like you Kirsten. Hugs and prayers to you.



Janeen Kilpatrick posted on 2/25/20

Fly high Lauren.. You will be deeply missed.


Bridget Borries-Pierson posted on 2/25/20

Kirsten, Ben and family; I am saddened to hear of the passing of Kirsten's mother. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. You have my deepest sympathies.


Betty zumbahlen posted on 2/25/20

Is it the beginning or the end? We do not really understand much about death, but we do know that Lauren Sodemann was a fantastic lady that left this earth too early. When she was born 68 years ago, no one knew the impact she would have on society. 4 children, and 8 grandchildren are just a reflection of her life. Loved my many and by our Heavenly Father also. Our sympathy to the whole family. We both love each of you.


Gail Daily posted on 2/25/20

Kara and family, praying for the Lord's Grace to be with you at this very sad time. I've heard lovely thing about your mom Kara. From the picture I can see she was beautiful and from the things I've heard, she was also beautiful in spirit. Sending all my love to you, Chris, Kaelan, Ryan and Tyler. With sympathy, Gail Daily



Ruth Anne Oplt posted on 2/25/20

Lauren, I will miss you forever! My love and sympathy to Steve, Kara, Erica, Kirsten, Drew, and to all her Grandchildren. You were precious to many, and loved by all. No more pain. Until we meet again my dear friend.


Barbara and Mark Short posted on 2/25/20

Lauren and I grew up on Chestnut St. In Fairbury. Her grandparents lived across from us then they built on corner west. Leaf houses, swinging on porch. School at Edison. We walked togeather. Kickball and Barbies. Then Bev moved into grandparents house. Her laugh will be in my memory forever. Love you miss you. Sorry for the loss to her kids and Steve.



Tim Abel posted on 2/25/20

No words can express the deep sadness I have for you and your family. I wish I could be there for you. My most heart felt condolences.


Cheryl Wall posted on 2/25/20

Bob, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was such a sweetheart, always looked forward to seeing him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your family at this time. He will live on forever in your hearts and memories


Terry & Jane Jenkins (Arizona) posted on 2/24/20

Dear Lisa, and Family, So sorry for your loss. Jeff was a great person. We really were very lucky to meet both of you and spend time on Lake Shelbyville for several summers. You have many great friends and memories to help you work thru the pain. Take Care.


Floyd/Linda Graves posted on 2/23/20

Keeping you in our prayers! We have many memories of our time together here in NY during the Ft Sam reunion where we first met you both. Lois was so pleasant to be with and have enjoyed visiting with her again at couple more reunions and then on phone when she surprised me to order maple syrup! May you feel Gods nearness and all the prayers coming your way! Floyd Jr and Linda Graves Croghan NY


Harold and Cassie Schultz posted on 2/23/20

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.


Jackie Jenkins posted on 2/23/20

I am disappointed that I will be unable to attend your father’s service. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Marilyn Graf posted on 2/23/20

Jerry, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Unfortunately, we are in California and will not be able to attend the funeral. We have so many special memories of you and Lois at Ft. Sam reunions. From California to New York and many places in between. May you feel God's comfort and blessings. Our love, Virgil and Marilyn


DAVID H WIEGAND posted on 2/23/20

We are praying for you this beautiful morning. God has been so good and know He can comfort you as we are without words to say how much we thought of Lois. She was always serving and a joy to be with. Many precious memories. May God be with you all! Our love, David and Ethel


Stephen Vogel posted on 2/22/20

Gerry, sorry for your loss.


Barb and Dick Barker posted on 2/22/20

Dear Lisa and family, All of the family, Dick and I send our deepest sympathy. I will always remember Jeff from 3 rd grade in 1967-68. Such a kind, caring and gentle soul. Please accept our condolences. I know it has been very difficult - such an awful disease. Many prayers and and sincere love from us. We are out of the state all of March but will be with you in prayers. Love❤️ Barb and Dick Barker


Barb and Dick Barker posted on 2/22/20

Dear Suzanne and Bob, Lisa and family and Bobby and Billy, please know Dick and I are so very sorry for the passing of Jeff. You have a lifetime of memories to sustain you but I know this has been so difficult. I will always remember Jeff as a kind and caring person. Unfortunately we are out of town from Champaign the month of March so I want you to know I send prayers and love. Such a deep loss. Such an awful disease. ❤️❤️


Mike Melton posted on 2/22/20

Lisa-so sorry to hear about Jeff. I always admired you two!! My condolence to you.


Kathy Mizell posted on 2/22/20

Lisa, so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Jeff has a happy, fun loving guy from high school. You and your family are in my prays. Condolence to you and your family.


Victoria Johnson posted on 2/22/20

My sincerest sympathies to Sarah, Allie and Kristen and all their family! I know how much your mom has been a tremendous part of your life. Such a strong woman and role model, caring and supportive. Love to you and many blessings — Lois will be a true angel in heaven!


Bob and Jody Treach posted on 2/22/20

Lisa, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers continue for you and your family.



Lonnie Massengale posted on 2/22/20

My condolences to the family! Sorry to hear of Bobs passing. Lonnie Massengale


Steve Kaiser posted on 2/21/20

Jeff was always a happy go lucky guy in school we always shared a laugh or two. We lost a good one for sure RIP Jeff


Hilda Cramer Stevenson posted on 2/21/20

Dear Lisa and family, My deepest sympathy goes to you. No words can Express the hurt you are experiencing as you grieve the loss of Jeff. May God grant you peace and comfort.


Tom Tadler posted on 2/21/20

Sitting out by the pool in July, learning how to cook Walleye on a portable convection burner the right way. No shirt, all wet and having fun with the kids.


Ann Wierman Rowley posted on 2/18/20

Pat I just read of Bill’s death In the Arcola paper. I just wanted to extend my sympathy to you and the girls. I know I haven’t seen you for a long time but in the past when I was in high school Mary Lynn and I saw you guys often.


Beverley Stewart posted on 2/17/20

Dan and Julie I was so sorry to read of your mothers passing. What a wonderful woman and always fun to visit with. I met her when I came down to Urbana to look for a home to buy. That was early 2009. We set out on a Monday morning to look at homes she had found I might be interested in. She was right first one we saw. A great realtor. Have had several lunches with her always a very fun get together. She spoke often of both of you. I know you miss her but try to remember the fun times and good memories.


Pat Ziegler posted on 2/17/20

Dan and Julie, It was a sad day when I saw that your mom had passed. We were neighbors, a long time ago, when you both were young. It has always been great memories when I see pictures of you with Mike when he was a baby. I last saw your mom when I made some drapes for her in Champaign. She always had a great smile and we told stories about those times. I am sure you will miss her but have good memories and they are yours to keep.


JudiO’Connor posted on 2/17/20

My condolences to both of you. I enjoyed getting to know your mother. I frost met her when she was still working. She was so happy and proud of all she did and what she had accomplished. Over the years we became friends. We enjoyed our time together. We had lots of laughs. She was a strong lady. I will miss her



Debbie Demlow posted on 2/16/20

I have known Rick most of my life in St. Joe. He would always walked past my parent's house. And always had a "hello or hi" on his journey. May he fly high now



Debbie Demlow posted on 2/16/20

I had known Rick for most of my time when I lived in St. Joe. He walked by my parents every day. And always had "Hello" along his way. May he fly high with the Angels.


Sally Adkisson Nathan posted on 2/16/20

Julie and Dan, You have my deepest sympathy. Your mom was such a good friend to my mom, Eleanor Adkisson. I always loved your mom's big smile--she was such a positive person.



Jimmy Stewart posted on 2/16/20

What a great lady, friend and mentor. I will miss our talks and especially your advice and help over the many years.



Jimmy Stewart posted on 2/16/20

What a great lady, mentor, and friend to me. You were always a source of advice and help. I miss you already.



Ron Zanger posted on 2/16/20

Greg Is fondly missed. We had some good times during our yearly family visits when we were growing up, even if we did not realize it then.


Peggy Wieland posted on 2/16/20

Tanya, I did not know your mom but from the conversations we had I know she was an exceptional women. My deepest condolences to you and your family.


Fran McDowell posted on 2/15/20

Rick is the brother of my good friend Ann Suits. Our condolences to his family and friends.


Greg Z posted on 2/15/20

Very sorry to hear about the passing of Leo. It was always a pleasure to talk with him and get to know him over the years. He was a great man and he will be missed by his friends and family. My condolences to Millie, Chip, Kyle and the rest of the family.


Pastor Don Ehlers posted on 2/15/20

Faithful church member Leo was a most faithful member of St. John Lutheran Church. You could count on him every Sunday. Friendly man. Made many friends at church. My sympathy to daughter and son. He will ge missed.


Cheryl Long posted on 2/15/20

Tanya, I am so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories help you through the difficult days ahead. Hugs, Cheryl


Leslie Hamilton posted on 2/14/20

Nita, I loved your spirit and strength. Thank you for being in my life. You’ll always be in my heart.


Brad Thomas Johns posted on 2/14/20

I had Bill as principal in grade school & had great respect for him as a teacher and a man. Had the pleasure to fish with him @ Bennett Springs with Bobber VanCleave. What a master flyfisherman he was and a great role model. He will be missed!


Jeff Kirby posted on 2/10/20

John, I was sorry I was not able to attend. I saw Johnny at Meijer's about four weeks ago and we had a nice chat. Donna Napier told me he was not doing well about two weeks ago. I use to visit with Johnny when I was working and gave him my stock pick of the week. I occasionally saw him after my retirement. I always enjoyed talking to him and he struck me as a dedicated employee. Hard to believe he has passed. You are in my thoughts. Jeff


Dean Roberts posted on 2/8/20

Sorry to hear about Ron's passing. My father, Carl "Robbie" Roberts worked with Ron for many years at the Ice Rink and the Golf Course. My prayers go out to his family.



Susan Hudson Foster posted on 2/8/20

Pat, we send our prayers and deepest sympathy to you and the family.


Robert (Bob) Nichols posted on 2/7/20

I was saddened to hear of Bill's passing and I would like to express my sincere condolences to his family. Bill hired me, fresh out of college to teach at the brand new East Prairie School in 1969 and while I only there eight years, they were some of the best in my life. I carried his guidance and wisdom with me long after leaving Tuscola. He was a great man to know and I am certain that Heaven has a well- stocked trout stream! God bless you!


Jo Rohn posted on 2/7/20

Our sympathies to all the family. My husband’s family lived across the street on White street. Andy’s mom Dorcas used to take my kids and Johnny to PuttPutt in the summers. That was the first thing they thought of. White street was great neighborhood for kids. Sorry couldn’t be there. Andy on the road and we have the colds going around. Thought and prayers and hold on to the memories.


Benjamin Sweedler posted on 2/7/20

Johnny, I am glad I got to know you in the past couple years at Toastmasters. My favorite memory was when you orated the Gettysburg Address for us. Your affect on our group and myself will be felt for a long time to come, and I'm keeping your family in my thoughts.


James Gambill posted on 2/7/20

Dear Deponai family, I am very sorry that I can't be there for the services. I am very sorry to hear of his passing. I never worked with him at CERL, but we used to talk often in the halls. I always enjoyed our conversations. May God comfort you in your loss, and bless and you in coming days with your memories of him. God bless you all.


Walter Mikucki posted on 2/7/20

John III, I was astounded to see JohnIV’s obituary in the paper. He was very young to pass away. I am used to reading obits of people in their 80s or 90s. I am sorry for your loss


Connie Trower Armer posted on 2/7/20

So sorry for your loss. Mr. Sargent was a good teacher and a good Christian man. Connie Armer


Justin Berman posted on 2/7/20

Johnny, I enjoyed our talks – whether in Champaign, IL or Hanover, NH. You were passionate for your work almost as much as you were passionate towards sports! But, I remember your compassionate heart for others and your wanting to help those less fortunate feel equality in the World. I will miss our talks, and I’m happy you are in a much better place now. God Bless!



Cindy Paul posted on 2/7/20

I am so sorry Tracey, Cara and Aimee


Shari Mellin posted on 2/6/20

Ken was my favorite uncle. Fascinated with the arts, painting, music and travel--his interests were also mine. Rest in peace after a life filled with love, curiosity and learning.


Mary Bozik posted on 2/6/20

Ken was a professor at Illinois while I was in the PhD program. Although I was not lucky enough to have him as a teacher we had many delightful conversations that continued at the Iowa Communication Association conventions and NCA meetings. He was indeed a gentleman and a scholar.


Patsy Edwards, ACBL posted on 2/5/20

From the ACBL: Please accept our condolences on the loss of Christine Carroll.


Tamara Moland posted on 2/5/20

Johnny, You will surely be missed! I’m blessed to have you as a “valued” faithful and dependable employee and friend. I know your suffering is over and you’re smiling down on all of us! *** Tracey, May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. God Bless, Tamara



Andrea Betzler posted on 2/5/20

I am so sorry to learn of Terri's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her very much. Always highly respected her for the put-together, classy looking, dutiful wife and business lady she was. I last saw her in Dec '19 and knew things were different for her last year. I am sorry for your loss. I would have attended services had I known. :( Hopefully, you still have my number, if anything is needed for your Dad.


Jo Johnson posted on 2/4/20

Johnny was the epitome of a people person. He could strike up a conversation in a room just by asking one person a simple question such as, “So what is your favorite kind of ice cream?” Then, he would probably make a case against your favorite vs his favorite by providing solid facts about why his choice really is the best and in the end you would probably agree with Johnny! After the banter back and forth you would think “Wow, I just had a great conversation with this guy about ice cream!” Shortly after Johnny’s second surgery, while he was recovering, Johnny was asking EVERY nurse, aid and doctor that entered his room what their name was and the correct spelling because he wanted to thank everyone that helped him by name. A true people person! Most of all Johnny was a man of God. He led by example and always held true to his convictions. Me and my family will miss Johnny tremendously and thank God that he and my sister met and had 8 great years of marriage.


Nancy Heaverlo posted on 2/4/20

Tracy & family, so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband & wonderful step-father to the girls. Earl and I send our sincere condolences and prayers for all.


Gayne Darrrow posted on 2/4/20

Tracy sorry for your loss Johnny was a great man your dad and mom would have loved him Gayne Sherie JR and Sonya Darrow WE LOVE YOU


Deborah Smith posted on 2/4/20

To Todd and Maureen - many condolences on the loss of this fine lady. I was happy to have known her through her love of design.


Mike Tomlianovich posted on 2/4/20

Please accept condolences for Christine's passing. We always enjoyed her coming to Bloomington to play bridge.


Eugene and Cindy Paeth posted on 2/3/20

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of such an awesome man! We Loved working with him at the Savoy elevator and later at Tolono. May Jim Rest in Peace!


Emmie Fisher posted on 2/2/20

Dear Thomas and family, I am very saddened to hear of Margaret's passing. She was such an interesting and talented person. I hope you find peace in the days ahead.


Charles Follette posted on 1/31/20

Dr. Andersen was my "Father Doctor." The term is not typically used outside seminaries, but it is the only one that works here. It is impossible to even suggest what an impact he had on my life. Rest in Peace, Ken. We will meet again in Christ.



Christie Nelson Summers posted on 1/31/20

Tim, I am so sorry to her of your mom's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.


Nancy Johnson posted on 1/30/20

Kathy, I am sorry I cannot be present Friday to express my condolences in person. I hope in this time of sadness knowing that others care will be a comfort to you.


Sandy and Chris Kuhne posted on 1/30/20

We have many memories of Howard and Terri's friendship with us(enjoyable golf outings, dinners at Lincolnshire, joining us in Florida, sharing meals at our homes and participating in their move from their home to assisted living. Our hearts reach out to the family and we share their grief.


Greg Salsbury posted on 1/30/20

Dear Andersen Family, You don’t know me, but some 43 years ago Dr. Andersen took a chance on an unremarkable and unfocused kid from Southern Illinois University, giving him a scholarship to continue with his graduate education at the University of Illinois. I was that kid of course, and I like to think maybe he saw something others didn’t at the time. I went on to a successful career in both the private and academic sectors – one I am still finishing – touching base at some of the places Ken himself spent time – U.S.C. and Colorado. He was an intellect, a mentor, and a leader, and I will always be grateful for his kindness. I try hard to continue passing the baton to other young liberal arts scholars and I hope you can take some solace in the fact that his work and spirit live on with the people he helped. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Warmly, Dr. Greg Salsbury President, Western Colorado University


Scott Fosler posted on 1/29/20

Erik, I am very sorry to hear this news. Julie and my prayers are with you and your family. I don't believe I ever had the fortune to meet your father, but from reading his obituary it looks like he lived a very full, thoughtful and meaningful life. I'm sure you are very proud of all he accomplished. Our best, Scott and Julie


Jim Ahern posted on 1/29/20

Erik, I am truly sorry about your loss of your father. Grieving the loss of any family member is tough and perhaps even more so with a loss of a parent who guided us and helped mold us into who we are. I will keep your Mother and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers.


Richard Mills posted on 1/29/20

E-man - I cannot tell you how sorry I am to learn about Ken. I hope you find comfort knowing your grief is shared by all of us who knew your dad. I remember many conversations with him, always showing interest in our latest adventures and what was next. He showed genuine interest in his son's friends lives. He was a wonderful man and I will remember him fondly. Please extend my deepest sympathy to Mutti and the rest of your family. Thoughts and prayers.


Deborah and Kevin Barbary posted on 1/29/20

To Gerard and the Ahearn family, we are so saddened by the loss of your brother, husband, nephew, and uncle. May you find comfort with all of your wonderful memories of a man who led an exemplary life.


Deborah and Kevin Barbary posted on 1/29/20

To Gerard and The Ahearn Family, we are so saddened to hear of the loss of your brother, husband, nephew, and uncle. May you find comfort with your wonderful memories of a man who led an exemplary life.


Richard Mills posted on 1/29/20

E-man: I cannot tell you how sorry I am to hear about your dad. I am saddened by the news. Please extend my sympathy and love to your mom and the rest of your family. Thoughts and prayers.


Vickie L Martinez posted on 1/29/20

Alex was always a very kind man ! I remember meeting him in the 90's . He was very knowledgeable about my ideas with the Pizza & Pasta ! He always gave great advice ! I owe all I know to him . I will always remember his smile that most business men don't share with anyone but their family ! He was always kind. I will pass on what he tought me ! Prayer's for Healing Light , Peace , and Comfort in your time of loss !


Alex Scheeline posted on 1/28/20

I mainly knew Ken from his work in the Senate. How anyone could be so unflappable when indignation .roared around him I don't know, but it was reassuring that he and a few others could maintain decorum under pressure. He understood "deliberation," the right way to use legislative bodies, rather than confrontation. Our society could use more of his calm.


Bill Volk posted on 1/28/20

Always enjoyed seeing Ken and getting a report on his commute into campus on the MTD. Currently traveling in the West near White Sands. Visited the new National Park there today. Ken was a good guy who lived a full life.


Bill Volk posted on 1/28/20

Always enjoyed seeing Ken and getting a report on his commute into campus on the MTD. Currently traveling in the West and today near White Sands. Visited the new National Park there today.


Rob Davis posted on 1/28/20

Mary, Erik and family. My thoughts are with you during this time. I will always remember the hockey trips with Ken. He was a great person and fun to be with.


Linda Seaman posted on 1/26/20

Connie, I don't think I ever met you husband, but I recall that Ron Kruse said that he was a great guy, intelligent and cheerful. I am so sorry about your loss. I regret that I was not able to attend the visitation today. Please extend my heartfelt sympathy.


The Kapan Family posted on 1/26/20

We were so fortunate to have Alex in our lives. To Ilyas he was a best friend, someone who took him and helped him get on his feet when he first arrived in America. Alex and Ilyas’s friendship was truly special, uniting two very different people and creating a new family. To Selin he was and forever will be Uncle Alex. And to Meral, family and someone to always put a smile her face. We will miss you greatly and love you immensely.



The Kapan Family posted on 1/25/20

In Loving Memory of Alex Carnes


Evelyn Reed posted on 1/25/20

My sincere condolences to you Susie and all the other members of Donna's family. I am deeply sadden to learn about her passing. As you know, she and I (& Joy) go back a long way. She was one of my dearest friends. I will and do miss her, but know she's with our Lord and Savior. My prayers for you and her family for comfort and strength during this time of a great loss. Much love, Evelyn Reed


Billie Mitchell posted on 1/25/20

Donnita, I am so sorry for your loss. May you have only happy memories of days gone by. Praying for you and all who loved her.


Bill and Cheryl Thompson posted on 1/24/20

Our sincere sympathy goes out to Bob and Laura and Bryan and the rest of the family. We got to know Bob and Linda at the bridge table and meeting up in Florida for winter vacations for the past few years. They were the most delightful couple to spend time with. We will miss getting to share time together in the future as we developed a great friendship. It was clear that Linda had a great love for her family as they also loved her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bob and the entire family at this time.


David Mies posted on 1/23/20

Sharron and I will miss Linda. She was a true friend. Our condolences to Bob and the entire family.



Duane and Woodie Ischer posted on 1/22/20

In Memory of a dear friend from 1978 until death.


Jim Campbell posted on 1/22/20

Since my son Quint married Amy Carnes I have become friends with Alex and Connie. We’ve shared many meals together and it was always a tussle to see who was paying. Between Alex’s politics and his Steeler love we always found something to talk about. One thing for sure we both agreed on his two grandsons. Last out of friendship Alex was the only man that could say Hi Jimmy and I knew that came from his heart. So proud to have known Alex. Hey Alex tell Darlene Hi for me.


Megan Weeks posted on 1/22/20

I have so many memories of Uncle Alex from the card shop to him and Aunt Connie helping my husband Gary,sister Anna and I move in MI plus i remember when first met my husband and talked to him for a while he said we love him but I will have to box his ears


Megan Weeks posted on 1/22/20

I have so many memories of Uncle Alex from the card to help my husband Gary sister Anna move in MI my best memory was when he met my husband Gary talked to him for a while and said we love him but I have to box his ears


Loretta Hamilton posted on 1/22/20

Prayers for the family. There are no words that can ease the pain. I enjoyed working with Mrs. G for many years


Patsy Edwards posted on 1/22/20

From the ACBL: Please accept our condolences on the loss of Linda Segebart Her name is scheduled to be listed in the March Bulletin magazine’s In Memoriam column.


Mike Tomlianovich posted on 1/21/20

Heartfelt condolences from me and my wife on Linda's passing. She was a very good person.


Dean and Karen Grell posted on 1/21/20

Sincere sympathies to the Segebart family



June Dennison posted on 1/21/20

I am sorry to hear of Mrs Gray. Enjoyed our conversations and her kindness. Continued prayers of peace and comfort.


Betty White posted on 1/21/20

Bob My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family


JoLynn Baldwin posted on 1/20/20

I’ll always remember our bridge games, our meetings at breakfast, and most of all, our talks about family and life. I’ll miss Linda. My prayers go out to Robert, Laura, Bryan and the grandchildren. She loved you all so much.


Mary J. DeThorne posted on 1/20/20

It was such a joy, privilege and blessing to share being a grandparent with Linda and Robert.


Kisha Rangel posted on 1/20/20

So very sorry for your loss Karen. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.


Janet Swaim posted on 1/18/20

Karen so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a great lady and will be greatly missed.. Janet Swaim


Janet Swaim posted on 1/17/20

Karen I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. She was a great lady. And will be greatly missed.


Nancy Kuhn posted on 1/17/20

My mother in law (Elaine Kuhn) loved spending time with Therese. They were great friends from early on in their lives. Elaine was always so happy after seeing Therese. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.



Anthony Manzella posted on 1/17/20

❤️ love you



Rosie Brandenburg posted on 1/17/20

Memories of Boy Scouts in Cerro Gordo. Your leadership Ted was so valuable to Samuel and Austin.


Kathy Bailey posted on 1/17/20

So sorry to learn of Ted’s passing. The Bailey family hold many happy memories. Our thoughts are with you all


Terri Shipley posted on 1/17/20

I'm so sorry for your loss. I am praying that Jesus will wrap His arms around you to comfort you and hold you tight.



Thomas and Judy posted on 1/17/20

Sorry for your loss Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell. Prayers



Phyllis Johnston posted on 1/16/20

I only wish that I had known Ted. Cathy & children, your loss is so painful at this moment. Know that you are all continually in my prayers & close to my heart. God's grace & love are yours.


Ed Stewart posted on 1/16/20

My heart breaks from my earthly point of view but my soul rejoices as I know she lives forever with our Savior and her family whom have gone before



Arlene McNaught posted on 1/15/20

What a great man and minister. We have lots of memories back here in Chillicothe.


Billie & Jim Mitchell posted on 1/15/20

I'm so grateful to Ted for helping Jim and I through my cancer diagnosis. His messages we part hope and inspiration, part teaching. My condolences to his family and all who care about him.


Karen Lee Myers posted on 1/15/20

Bev, Alan, and entire Schweighart family: My heart is aching along with yours for this tremendous loss of such a phenomenal person. I worked with Howard at Illini Electric/EIEC (periodically from '74 to '86) and have so many wonderful memories from that group of employees. I just saw Howard's obituary and am so sorry I was not able to attend the visitation to give my condolences in person. Know your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


Sandy (Southard) Bunnell posted on 1/15/20

Kathy and family, So sorry to hear of Ted's illness and passing. After all the hours spent at your home and in the Crescent and Woodland churches being Ted's "assistant" as he called me, you each have a special place in my heart. I send my love and pray the peace of Christ surrounds you.


Kathi Karch nee Klingelhoffer posted on 1/15/20

So sorry for your loss. Howard and my Dad, Leo, worked together at the Co-op for many years and had a wonderful friendship all those years and beyond. God bless and be with you all during your grief. Kathi Karch nee Klingelhoffer



Christie posted on 1/15/20

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Howard was a true gem and I will treasure the memories I shared (mainly the one when he threw crickets on me while we were in the fishing boat) with him and his painting he did for me so many years ago. Love to you all, Christie



Christie posted on 1/15/20

Mary, John, and Joe, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Christie


Erica Mentock posted on 1/15/20

I'm so sorry to hear this. He was such a great man that had a contagious smile. I can picture him now in heaven having a good laugh with God. He was always positive and inspirational. He will be missed.


Susan shoemaker posted on 1/15/20

My dear Howard, I loved you so. My years with you at Meijer made me a better person. I am so saddened by your families loss of such a great man. Love susan and terry shoemaker


Janis Stradley posted on 1/15/20

I am so sorry to hear about Ted's passing. Peace and comfort to the Mitchell family and friends.


Dale and Karen Best posted on 1/15/20

So very sorry to hear of Ted's passing! Such a great compassionate man. Prayers to the family. Dale and Karen Best


Pam Turner posted on 1/15/20

Ted was a great support for me while I was taking my journey with breast cancer. I always loved seeing his smile. A very special man who will be missed by so very many. My prayers are with all of the family.



Tori Exum-Johnson posted on 1/15/20

With love and fond memories...


Tori Exum-Johnson posted on 1/15/20

This is a tough loss for me. Howard was a favorite of mine. We had a chance to talk for a long time recently when he stopped by the tree lot. He was one of the most talented and optimistic-minded club members I had the pleasure of serving with for my past 8 years in the club. He talked of his 91st birthday celebrated in August, 68 years of marriage to Bev and his 20 years working in the Meijer garden department. His pacemaker was not slowing him down and he still drove during the day and took care of his wife. He made the BEST PEANUT BRITTLE ever and used his talent to hand paint our tree lot signs each and every year. He was a Champion Master Gardener with winnings at the Champaign County fair for fruit and artwork regularly. He attended every service project and could often be found at one of his favorite events, the Fishing Derby, handing out worms to kids, stringing a pole, or passing on knowledge of the sport. For me as a young two-term President, he always encouraged me even when I (as a person more than four decades younger than him) pushed him and other more seasoned members towards 21st-century changes. I'm so glad that we were able to give him his flowers/awards while he was living and tell him how much he was appreciated and valued as a person and as a friend. Prayers for his family and friends! He will be missed!


Joyce Williamson posted on 1/14/20

Dear Mrs. Schweighart, Alan and ALL other Family members, I was very saddened to read about Howard’s passing. Years ago I had the privilege and honor to work under him at EIEC in Paxton. He was a good boss with a great sense of humor. He was very patient and kind too! I will keep you in my thoughts and Prayers. For now I Pray that GOD would wrap His loving arms around each of you and firmly, but gently hold you as you embark on this journey of grief. ❤️ Love & Prayers, Joyce Williamson



Gail Joyner posted on 1/14/20

Br Ted was funny , kind and supportive as I learned the ways of providing communion for the IGRC Annual Conference.


Chris Christman posted on 1/14/20

Howard was well-known and highly respected by those of us in the electric cooperative family across Illinois. Knowledgeable and friendly, always with a smile and handshake, but he suffered no fools. He called me several weeks after we had endured an ice storm and asked about a stretch of line south of Mattoon that was functional, but damaged. It seems he had seen the line on one of his trips to Lake Mattoon and wondered when we were going to take care of it. I assured him it was on our list to resolve, but it hadn't been a top priority...we rebuilt the line a short time after his call and I hope he believed that his urging speeded the repairs. He was a good man and a person of quality that will always be fondly remembered. My condolences and best wishes to all of the family.


Mary Brady posted on 1/14/20

Ted was always such a joyous lover of the Lord and a wonderful worship leader! Blessings to your family as you celebrate his life and cherish memories of him.


Fred Sistler posted on 1/14/20

I had great respect and admiration for Ted. Although younger than I, he was a source of wisdom and counsel whenever I needed it. His dad taught me at U of I a very long time ago. Kent can be very proud of his son. The world is a little sadder now.



Mark and Helen Johnston posted on 1/14/20

From your "English brother".


Chris Hill posted on 1/14/20

It was with great sadness that we learned of Ellen's passing. We were very fortunate to has made the acquaintances of the Manzella and Liga family's many years ago. It was always a pleasure to have conversation with Ellen while at the restaurant, after church or at a family gathering that we were often invited to attend. Her family always came first and she was always so proud to tell you about all of the children and grandchildren. It was a sincere honor to have know her . May the peace of God be with her and all of the family. Chris and Melanie Hill


Garrett Hurd posted on 1/14/20

I always loved his amiable and cheerful personality while at Chillicothe FUMC. I'll also always remember his story about getting snowed on in a convertible. Memory Eternal, Ted.


Bill Englebreth posted on 1/14/20

I remember a long road trip with Brother Ted from North Carolina to Kansas City for an OSL retreat maybe 25 years ago. He was a brilliant light.


JAMES R SHEARL posted on 1/13/20

Johnson Family; I acknowledge the passing of Christine. Through husband Duane she was part of the seed industry which is a business populated by family people. The seed industry family appreciated her.


Marc Miller posted on 1/13/20

I knew her through the restaurant and loved her conversation with the patrons and her clear passion for her family. Her legacy is comprised of the wonderful children and grandchildren that she raised and the people she touched through her earnest conversation. God rest her soul and many blessings on the Manzella family.


Mark levy posted on 1/12/20

Mary... my condolences to you and your family. I am sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.


Mary Heaton posted on 1/12/20

I fondly remember my Aunt Ellen as being the kindest most sincere person that I know. When I was young I remember her babysitting me and often I would go along to church with her and her kids. My aunt always went to church even if she needed to take a taxi she was a very devoted Catholic. If you went to her home to visit she was a gracious host always putting on coffee and treating you with all the love. I will truly miss being able to call her up and just say hi and chitchat because yes she did love to talk. I love you and Alan I know you went straight to heaven and I know you're with your loved ones now. God bless and often I would go along to church with her and her kids. My aunt always went to church even if she needed to take a taxi she was a very devoted Catholic. If you went to her home to visit she was a gracious host always putting on coffee and treating you with all the love. I will truly miss being able to call her up and just say hi and chit chat because yes she did love to talk. I love you and Alan I know you went straight to heaven and I know you're with your loved ones now. God bless


Ron Clauser/Nancy Oates posted on 1/10/20

We extend our love and sympathy to the family of Gordon Johnson.


Johnette Sparks posted on 1/9/20

I taught several years on a team at Edison with Gordon. He was always such a gentleman, well organized, and patient. The world will miss his warm, gentle smile. I send my prayers and sympathy to his children and grandchildren.


Maggie and Ron and Sean and Bryan Orr Clan posted on 1/8/20

Aloha Kevin, Stephanie and Lisa!! I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. I considered her and your dad very good friends of mine and should have kept closer tabs on how she was doing. You know how hind sight works. Life is very short and getting shorter all the time! Keep tabs on family and friends more and may God's Love surround all of you and grant you His Peace as you sort through the Goodbye's to a wonderful, sweet, caring person your mom was! Your mom, Marilyn Woller and I had some really fun times together and your mom and I cleaned most of the houses in St. Joseph at one time! I will miss her. It looks like her legacy will live on in your own families and that is all we can hope for in this world! Aloha!!



Susan McLane posted on 1/6/20

So many wonderful stories shared over the years with Ralph, my husband and me. He was proud of his military service and always let us know when he had new news about his family to share. Funny gathering at the IL Driver’s license examination station in December. Ralph and I prayed for Janet as she took the driving test and she PASSED! Other First Baptist members were waiting too, so it was a nice First Baptist gathering. We are sorry for your loss and may the fondest of memories of Ralph and our Good Lord’s love and care comfort you all. Bill and Susan McLane


Marsha Nichols posted on 1/4/20

I am so sorry Doris and family. I remember Bill sharing his appraiser knowledge. I always appreciated it.


Will Peterson posted on 1/3/20

My sincere condolences to the family.



JULIA ANN LONG posted on 1/2/20

My sincere sympathy to the family. I lost a brother to ALS and pray that science may some day discover a better treatment for the illness. Marylinne was my classmate at Kankakee High School.


Robert Cutler posted on 1/2/20

Bill was always a great asset to our trade. Worked with and for Bill on numerous jobs. Fun to be around.


James trent posted on 1/2/20

Every opportunity i had to work with or being around Bill was always a pleasure. The lord has gained a very special angel. Cya later my friend.


Richard Mingee posted on 1/2/20

Rest in Peace. Thoughts and prayers to your loved ones.


Richard Revell posted on 1/2/20

So sorry to hear about Bill I worked with him back in 1969 and remember him as one of the absolute best electrician that I had ever worked with. A very good Union person that stood up for what he believed in. My condolences to Mary and the family as I live in Florida I will not be able to attend the service’s. I thank him for his service to this GREAT NATION.


Judy Carl posted on 1/2/20

I worked with Prof. Yancey in the Economics Department. I always liked him. He was well respected among the faculty. He helped the young students who were finishing their PhD degrees to enter into the job market. I enjoyed talking to him about his serivce in the Air Force. I know he will be missed.


Gwain, Cindy and Austin Zarbuck posted on 1/1/20

Pam was one of Austin's favorite teachers; at Yankee Ridge she made learning fun but yet inspired her students to excel. She was a great teacher but an even better person. Pam will be missed by all who knew her. Randy, our condolences go out to you and your family.


Gwain, Cindy and Austin Zarbuck posted on 1/1/20

Pam was one of Austin's favorite teachers; at Yankee Ridge she made learning fun but still inspired her kids to excel. She was a fine person and will be missed by all those who knew her. Randy, our deepest condolences go out to you and your family


Harold Hamilton posted on 1/1/20

Ron so sorry for your loss as she will be dearly missed.Sorry we were not able to attend as we are out of state.God bless you and your family.


Angie Brown posted on 12/30/19

Randy, my heart breaks for your whole family. I'm so sorry for your loss.



Debbie Acciavatti posted on 12/28/19

I really admired Pam. She was always kind and while we were neighbors, we enjoyed each other’s company. My sincere condolences to Ron, Randy and her family.


Mary Fileccia posted on 12/27/19

I do not worry about where you are tonight for my Faith tells me of a Loving and Merciful GOD who has taken away your pain, and given you Peace. He knows your heart and those of us who love you will miss your sweet hugs. We will meet again. I love you Grandma Mary


Logan Kuhn posted on 12/27/19

Korrine and I send our deepest condolences for your loss. It is unimaginable what you are going through and we'll be here if you need us.


Dr. Kevin Donnelly posted on 12/27/19

So sad to learn of the passing of Wayne Banwart through the NACTA newsletter. He was a great leader and teacher who will be dearly missed. We wish all of the family and his many friends at the University of Illinois strength in this challenging time.


Carol Ornsein posted on 12/26/19

Hadas, our condolences to you and all of your family. We hope you are getting all the love and support that you need. We are thinking about you. Carol and Ella and Richie



DJ Chen posted on 12/22/19

I just could not believe the sad news about Dr. Banwart. He was a excellent teacher, a great leader, and a kind friend. I just want his family know that we will always remember him as you do. He and his smile and spirit will live in your and our hearts forever.


Rosemary Laughlin posted on 12/21/19

My sympathies to Clarette and my former students Sivan, Hadas, and Eithan. "Devoted father" resonates with me through memories of his presence at Uni events and teacher conversations. The obituary bespeaks his impressive professional accomplishments. Peace be to you all after his passing.


Jane Solon-Wetmore posted on 12/20/19

The world has lost a great educator and wonderful person. He taught me to ask myself "What is the experiment" before trying to solve any issue/problem. His passion for the U of I, particularly the volleyball team was infectious. Professor Ritz will be missed by many.



Victoria Becker posted on 12/20/19

When I first moved in across the street from Wayne a year ago, I had a new born baby and was recovering from a C-section. Wayne was so nice and welcoming to us. He brought us baby clothes and vegetables from his garden. It was so comforting during those first sleepless nights to be able to look across the street and see that Wayne's light was on too. I knew that if we ever needed help that he would be there for us. We will miss him greatly.


Jeff Brown posted on 12/20/19

I am so sorry for your loss, and the loss to our College family. Zvi was such a positive difference-maker in the life and history of the Gies College of Business. He was instrumental in guiding the construction of our exceptional "home," the Business Instructional Facility. We will miss him.


Dan Breen posted on 12/20/19

Zvi was a great boss and friend. He will be greatly missed! Please accept my condolences for the family on your loss.


Marvin & Dianne (Grimm) Knobloch posted on 12/19/19

We send our DEEPEST SYMPATHY to all of you! Your FATHER was such a loving man and a STRONG PILLAR in our CHURCH.! GOD'S LOVE AND BLESSINGS to all of you.


Sheila Banwart Whitley posted on 12/19/19

We are so sorry for your loss and know the sadness that you are feeling. I always associated Wayne with his contagious smile and the Banwart gift of calm demeanor. The integrity that your parents had will be a blessing that will keep on giving. I know you miss them but the memories you have will always help you. We use to have Banwart Reunions and they were always so much fun! Now one day there will be a great big Banwart reunion in the sky and it will be the best one! I am Glen and Doreen Banwart’s youngest daughter. Glen is your grandpa Alberts brother. We will be praying for you all.


Nick Hoffman posted on 12/19/19 not alot to be said. Mike Rest in Peace. you will always be in our thoughts and Abigail will know of the good times and the incredible man you was for taking on the boys. with respect, nick


Judy Sauder posted on 12/18/19

We were so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You certainly have our deepest sympathy. What a blessing he was to so many. He & Charlen arrived at Champaign-Urbana when I was a student there in the mid 70's. They were such a blessing to the church there, so kind, helpful, hospitable and wonderful to be with. By the time our daughters arrived at the U of I Wayne was the elder. He was a true servant leader, and Charlen complemented him so well in her role as an elder's wife. We will certainly miss meeting him and visiting. We also realize he was very impactful to countless students and associates while on the staff at the U of I and in the intervening years. To God be the glory for a life well lived! We do rejoice in his victory in Jesus. May our Lord comfort you now and in the days to come and help to fill the vacancy that remains in your family circle. Our love in Him, Harold & Judy (Hodel) Sauder Roanoke


Jean McConkey posted on 12/18/19

Doris was our "office mom" when I started working for USDA in 1976. Doris was a wonderful, kind, classy beautiful lady! We had so much fun working together. Send love, prayers and comfort to her family.


Roscoe Pershing posted on 12/18/19

Wayne was a congenial participant in the monthly Retired A&A Deans luncheons. His his helpful comments and friendly interaction there will be greatly missed.


Roscoe Pershing posted on 12/18/19

Wayne Banwart was a strong colleague and a wonderful friend. He was exceptional in his helpfulness toward students and was a kind and caring gentleman to all he met. We all lost a great man who had been not only a great asset of the University of Illinois, but also significant positive influence in the broader community. We will miss him very much! Our sympathy and our love to all the family, Roscoe and Ann Pershing


Donald Holt posted on 12/18/19

Marilyn and I and were shocked and saddened to learn of Wayne's passing. Wayne was a great human being, teacher, administrator, and friend. It was Wayne's friendly, supportive spirit that endeared him to students and colleagues alike. Our sincere condolences to his family.


Kevin Sauder posted on 12/18/19

Thankful for a life well-lived! Please know that Jody and I are praying God's peace and comfort for your family in your grief. You are all dearly loved!


Janice & Leo Ronda posted on 12/18/19

Our family exrtends our sympathies to Davy and family as we remember the holidays, birthdays, weddings, graduations that we shared so happily with Doris and Davy.


Matt & Lyndsay Williams posted on 12/17/19

We lived next door to Wayne and Char for 4 years and they were the first to welcome us to the neighborhood. Wayne was a terrific neighbor and friend. Whether it was bringing over vegetables from his garden or offering to let us borrow his snow blower after a snowfall (or waking up to find that he had already taken care of our driveway), Wayne had such a kind heart and was always looking out for us. He will be missed. Our hearts go out his family.


Sheryl Solomonson posted on 12/17/19

I was so sorry to read of Dean Banwart's passing. He was my boss at the Office of Academic Programs throughout my undergraduate studies. I spent 3.5 years working in the office for him and am proud to have helped him with the James Scholar program (among other things) while I was employed there. He was a wonderful man, he was so proud of his family, and his impact on so many students at the University of Illinois will keep his spirit alive for generations of ACES Illini to come.


Stephen Scates posted on 12/17/19

My condolences to the family of a truly great man and educator. I will remember that great and easy smile that he possessed and am forever grateful that he truly cared for all of his students and worked to keep them on track and be successful in life. Thank you for sharing him with all of us. Steve Scates, Shawneetown


Kayla (Rassi) Hedrick posted on 12/17/19

My deepest sympathies to your family. As a freshman in the College of ACES, it was a comfort to know that one of our deans was also a minister in the AC church, having been raised in the Roanoke church. He was always so full of life. Please know that he impacted many lives and we appreciated him for it.


Wayne and Claudia Strahm posted on 12/17/19

Our hearts go out to you children and grandchildren. Wayne will be missed By the many whose life was touched by him. May God be your comforter. Wayne and Claudia Strahm, Bern, ks


Eleanor Yackley posted on 12/17/19

It is not easy to give up a brother or sister, but we can trust God to know that giving up a sibling to Him is better than wallowing in on-going grief, pain, frustration, and helplessness when there is nothing we can do to "fix" the problem of failed health. May God give you comfort and help you rejoice in the victory!


Betty Stahl posted on 12/17/19

We highly respected Wayne as an Elder in our beloved church; we are sorry to lose him, but know he has earned his reward. Our sympathy and prayers to all the family. (I enjoyed reading the caring bridge posts; admire your attitude.) Lyle and Betty Stahl, Princeville


Dennis A. Anglin posted on 12/16/19

So sorry for your loss. May God Bless you with His Comfort and Peace. Sincerely, Dennis A. Anglin


Shawn Barrett posted on 12/16/19

Love and condolences to all of Aunt Pat’s family. We are thinking of you and wishing you peace. Shawn Barrett and husband Tom.


Anne and Mike Drummond posted on 12/14/19

Thinking of you and yours today Deb. Big healing hugs.


Tim and Dorothe Trick posted on 12/14/19

Les, Dorothe and I were saddened to learn of your loss. We regret that we were unable to attend Connie's visitation. We will always remember her warm smile and kindness to others.



Nina Watters posted on 12/12/19

Sending to the entire family of Patricia Barrett my deepest condolences & prayers. from Nina {Snow} Watters & her family


Keller Karen posted on 12/12/19

Cynthia, Craig & family, Sending hugs my friend. So wish I could be there. I’m sure Robb helped guide her way on her journey. You are all in my prayers. Love, Karen


Joe posted on 12/12/19

I worked with Mike for a short period of time years ago. I’ve seen him around since and he always recognized me and stopped to talk. I can’t remember a moment that he wasn’t smiling. He was always very positive and uplifting. Rest In Peace.


Gaye Lee posted on 12/12/19

Melody, We are so very sorry for your loss. Bones was a good man. There are no words to comfort you but know we are thinking of your family and sending prayers.


Mitzi Souchak posted on 12/12/19

Dear Chris and Barbara, my sincere condolences at the death of your dear mother, Patricia. May she rest now in the loving arms of Our Lors Jesus


Mitzi Souchak posted on 12/12/19

Dear Chris and Barbara, Extending my deepest sympathies as the lost of your mother, Patricia.May she rest now in the loving arms of Jesus.


Doug and Patti Meyers posted on 12/12/19

Jon, Your mom was such a sweet lady with a smile for everyone. I will always remember her ladylike softness, I don't recall anytime I saw her without a smile and extended hand. I'm sure she is quite the shining star in Heaven! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.



Debbie and Charles sparks posted on 12/12/19

Sorry about everything miss both of them


John Kesler posted on 12/11/19

I am so sorry. I just heard the news. Your mother was such a warm and loving person. I am flooded with memories of her and your father from my visits to your home when we were in high school. There are no kinder people than your mom and dad. Please accept my condolences.


Lisa Snow posted on 12/11/19

So very sorry for you loss. Rosalie and my mom, Roberta Arthur, were friends since Jr. High School. I have fond memories of visiting the whole family and playing with Jeanne, Doug and Keith when we were kids. Then one of my best childhood friends, Denise Schmidt, married Keith. It really is a small world. Rosalie was one of the sweetest people I've ever met.


Jennifer posted on 12/11/19

You will be greatly missed. You were an amazing man and great uncle to yours. You raised those boys so well. I know you will continue to watch over them. They have an uncle angel now.


Kathy (Hanna) Baker posted on 12/11/19

Terry and I were so sorry to hear of your loss, Keith. Much love to you all.


Keith Olson posted on 12/11/19

Jon, I always remembered your mom as a sweet and happy lady. Heaven has welcomed her.


Sherri Kelly posted on 12/11/19

Sending my condolences to your family sorry for your loss


Cara Day posted on 12/11/19

Never easy to lose someone you love, especially your Mom. {hugs}


Jeanne Hanna posted on 12/10/19

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Blessings, Jeanne Hanna


Ron and Jeanne Hsnna posted on 12/10/19

We were sorry to learn of your mother’s passing, Keith. She was such a lovely lady. Thinking of you and yours. Blessings, Jeanne & Ron


Amanda posted on 12/10/19

I used to work with Mikey. He was a sweetheart and a great person. My condolences to his family.



Amanda posted on 12/10/19

I used to work with Mikey, we became fast friends. Truly can't believe he is gone. Sending my deepest condolences to his family, friends, and daughter.


Alicia Economos posted on 12/10/19

Keith, Denise & Family - I'm so sorry for the passing of Rosalie. I'm praying all the details come together effortlessly for her memorial, and for God's presence throughout your grieving.


Skeeter (Reinert) Summers posted on 12/10/19

So sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. One of my favorite memories is the youth group at your house in Rantoul, we were making lasagna. So much fun we all had. To this day, I make just like she did. Such a sweet and endearing woman! God Bless you all, and may the memories give you some peace during this difficult time.


Leslie Myers posted on 12/10/19

I will never forget how much he sacrificed to keep his niece & nephews together. You did an amazing job Uncle Dad! I know in my heart that you are a fine young man! Don't worry, Jen & I got your back buddy! Nothing but love for you! Fly high & hope you & Jay are together again.


Randy L Alexander posted on 12/10/19

My sincere condolences to the family. May you find peace from your loss remembering his love of family and friends.


Toni McKimson posted on 12/9/19

My heart goes out to the Family. What a wonderful woman of God , I've had the pleasure of sharing good laughs, talks, dances and smiles with. I love you Rosalie I'll see you in Heaven.



Toni McKimson posted on 12/9/19

I've had a wonderful past year with you Rosalie so many good memories, laughs, dances, and talks. I love you and I'll see you in Heaven when I'm called.


Rick Ingram posted on 12/5/19

My deepest sympathies upon learning of "Bones" passing. You are all in my thoughts during this difficult time.



Lynette Weatherford posted on 12/2/19

Lighting a candle for the Parkhill family. Wishing you peace and comfort. From The Weatherfords


Mike & Lori Minshall posted on 12/2/19

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Tony was a talented and kind man. He will be missed.


Bill Beckett posted on 12/2/19

RIP more fighting, no more pain.


Lindsey A posted on 11/29/19

Holding the entire family in my thoughts & prayers.


Harry VanderVelde posted on 11/28/19

Oh no, my good friend and buddy, Charles, has left us! Charles, you were such a wonder to me. Since I retired and moved to Bend, Oregon, I would often think of you and wonder how you were doing. You brought joy and wonder to Grant and I and hope that you will cross paths with Grant. You were a very thoughtful person and strong to the core. I will truly miss you old man! Keep the light on for me.


David Fletcher posted on 11/28/19

I remember the time ( long long ago) when Charles and I went to see/hear James Brown and the Fabulous Flames. What a time we had! And, of course, the hardest working man in show business put on, as always, a breath taking show.


Dennis Kimme posted on 11/28/19

Deb and I were very sad to learn of Pat's passing. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Teresa and the family.



David Fletcher posted on 11/28/19

It seems like Charles has been my true friend forever. We have shared so much for quite a long time. I will this, "You did a good job, Brave Charles".


Cindy Drollinger posted on 11/28/19

My heart goes out to all of your family during this difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless Kyle & provide comfort to all of his loved ones.



Megan Osborne posted on 11/28/19

You will forever be missed. you were always there to help me through tough times and made me a stronger person and for that i am thankful. i will forever carry your name in my thoughts and my prayers.


Dina Allen posted on 11/28/19

Kyle was my first friend at the University of Illinois. I am a military Army Veteran and noticed his USMC tattoo when I was ordering pizza. From then on we were friends the entire time I was at the U of I (2009-2012). He was incredibly loyal, and would light up the room with his laughter. I am so sorry for your loss. He was too young to have left us so soon.



Lori morse posted on 11/27/19

My prayers are with the family. May you rest in peace, Kyle


April Kagel posted on 11/27/19

Deeply Sorry for your loss. Prayers for healing



Bob "Boomer" Tomlison posted on 11/27/19

Go in peace young man. You will be missed but not forgotten



Rich Erickson posted on 11/26/19

Rest in Peace and may God bless your soul.


Paula Bradley posted on 11/26/19

So sorry to hear she lost her battle. She was a wonderful person boss and always a nurses nurse.


Megan Beck posted on 11/26/19

May he rest in peace.


Astrid Berkson posted on 11/26/19

shirley, my husband, and i used to get together over the wonderful reubens at the old manzellas. she was not only good but a lot of fun



Richard and Beatrice Harris posted on 11/25/19

Phyllis was a burst of sunshine with a sense of humor to match. She will be sorely missed. Our most heartfelt condolences to the entire Rogers family.


Paul and Marcia Blome and family posted on 11/25/19

Please know that your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


The Blome Family posted on 11/25/19

Please know that your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Beverly stewart posted on 11/25/19

Praying for your time of mourning. Shirley always greeted me as I arrived at YMCA at 6:00 am. Al aye full of smiles and like to chat. Beautiful women inside and out


Colonel Lou Ferracane, USMC (RET) posted on 11/25/19

Phyllis will be missed. God bless her and her loving family.


Sandy Diamond posted on 11/24/19

shirley was my high school friend and I had moved away from the area and we reconnected 13 years ago. I will miss her texts and emails. Such a great person. Shirl, I’ll see you up yonder. Love ya.


Elaine Harmon posted on 11/24/19

I enjoyed her hearty “Hello” and her exuberant smile every time I went to the ‘Y’. She will be truly missed.


Elaine Harmon (Washington) posted on 11/24/19

I had the pleasure of working with Betty at Thomas Paine. Her quiet spirit and her love for children were obvious. She was always meticulous about her work and the children loved working with her. I am so glad we were colleagues. Please accept my condolences as I am praying for your strength at this time.


Bruce Byrum posted on 11/24/19

Phyllis was a wonderful lady, appreciated and loved by an extended family of military friends and their families. She will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and special prayers remain with Bruce and the Rogers family. We love you all, VMA(AW)-244 Bengals


Mitch Kazel posted on 11/24/19

So very sorry to read this sad news. My deepest condolences to Cindy and Jan.


Carol Curto posted on 11/24/19

So Sorry to the family for your loss. May she Rest in Peace in heaven with all of Gods angels.



Susan and Bill Hance posted on 11/23/19

We are so sorry for your loss and are keeping your family in our prayers. Phyllis was a light to all who met her.


Lynne Reagan posted on 11/23/19

Please accept my condolences. I worked with Phyllis at Carle for many years. I remember most her kindness and the care she showed for her patients.



Barbara Jean Peters posted on 11/22/19

I have so many memories of my Aunt Mary, my godmother, it's hard to decide what to share. Some things seem trivial, but that's what makes up a lifetime. For example, I remember when I was about nine, Aunt Mary turning out a beautiful tomato aspic onto a plate. The taste was heavenly. I remember her a lot in the kitchen. Later, she sang "Ave Maria" at my wedding and her voice rang out like a bell throughout the church as I laid my bouquet on the altar. During the last few years, we kept in touch by phone as often as possible. I am going to miss her voice saying, "Hello, Barb, it's your Aunt Mary." Rest in peace dear lady. I love you.



Barbara Jean Peters posted on 11/22/19


June Osterbur posted on 11/22/19

My sincere sympathies to Teresa and the entire family. I didn't know Pat well but my Husband and Son was employed by the Petry family for several years.


Doug & Caryl McCoy, Pontiac posted on 11/22/19

Pat was the definition of integrity in the construction industry and life! His passionate hard work & leadership in the Central Illinois Builders of AGC of America & ICIC helped the entire state benefit from his efforts & trust. I am so proud to have been one of hundreds that got to know him, his great smile & wit, but mostly just to call him a friend! Our hearts & prayers remain with Teresa ad the family! God Bless!!


Michael Troyer posted on 11/21/19

Always enjoyed waiting on Pat and his wife. Never a boring conversation and full of knowledge. Also remember Wednesday coffee group harassing him and he also just smiled. Will be missed.


Catherine & Michael Mahonet posted on 11/21/19

Pat and I we’re first cousins! We haven’t seen each other since our Aunt Ruth passed away. I remember a bright-eyed, mannerly, gentleman, always! You will hold a very special place in my heart, Patrick! We wish that we could attend your life remembrance service! To all those loved family members you’ve left behind, we will pray for each and every one of you. I tried to call and email just two weeks ago, as my mother, Berniece Dickson, passed. But, I was unable to connect. Would you please give me a call when things have settled. My number is 573-619-0893.


Jim Slack posted on 11/21/19

My wife, Mindy, and I have very fond memories of our friendship with Pat and Teresa from when we were all young, before and through the time that we each started our families. I have wonderful memories of that time in our lives and the outings and vacations we all took together, including the ‘hotel room with no beds.’ Pat was a terrific person with a great sense of humor, who I always enjoyed being around including our interesting discussions about Architecture and Construction. Wishing you warm and comforting memories of Pat, Jim


Richard Friedberg posted on 11/20/19

Pat was my wrestling teammate in high school. Coach Pittman called him "Patrical Dorsey." He separated my shoulder in wrestling. We learned together on the team. My condolences.


Leland Ronzheimer posted on 11/19/19

My condolences to the Peters family. May she Rest In Peace.


Lolly Frederick posted on 11/19/19

Prayers for strength for all of you. I remember your mother so clearly from so many years ago. Memories of your mother will always be close to your heart



Yvonne Parmentier posted on 11/18/19

She produced good fruit as a good Christian mother would. Now she will see the face of God and be held in the arms of Christ.


Molly Colford Howieson posted on 11/18/19

I’m at the airport in Israel and the other day I was in Bethlehem and thought of your mother singing O Holy Night on Christmas Eve. I was fortunate to have a few visits with her when I was attending church in Huntley. My Mom loved your mother Mary! God bless and keep you girls as you say goodbye for now.


Tim Garvey posted on 11/18/19

I will always consider Pat a strong leader within the construction industry in Central Illinois and true gentleman that was well-respected throughout the state and nationally. He will undoubtedly be missed.


Sally McConkey posted on 11/18/19

Pat was a wonderful man and a great neighbor.


Barbara posted on 11/18/19

So many wonderful memories, Lou.......Rest in peace, my friend.


Joe Dorsey posted on 11/17/19

I looked up to Uncle Pat starting when I was a young kid. To me he was a smart, hardworking, successful, charismatic and caring man who also had a wicked sense of humor. I’m so glad I was able to enjoy all those wonderful qualities when he and Aunt Theresa were down here in Arkansas for my Dad's funeral several years ago. Rest In Peace Uncle Pat.


David and Susan Haughn posted on 11/17/19

Pat was a good friend, he will be greatly missed. We're Praying for strength for you to get through this sad time.


Toni Lemmon posted on 11/16/19

We were saddened to hear of Pats passing! Not only was he a great boss but he was a good friend, mentor and neighbor! We’ve missed seeing him! Our hearts go out to his family, friends and the old Petry-Kuhne family that we knew he loved! God Speed Pat! Rest In Peace!


Alana Wachtel posted on 11/16/19

Best Aunt in the world. Love you, Aunt Phyllis!


Mary Reger posted on 11/16/19

I will miss Joy. I so enjoyed seeing her and talking to her at Robeson when she came. She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother. I feel blessed to have known her the last 20 years.


Susan Laesch posted on 11/15/19

Pat was a good friend who had the best hugs. He made everyone feel they were important to him. We will miss his ready smile and twinkling eyes. Holding the Dorsey family close and wishing them peace.


Stacy Petry Patton posted on 11/15/19

Very sorry for your loss. Keeping Teresa, Jen, Jake and Joe in our thoughts and prayers.



Sandy Cole posted on 11/11/19

I will miss you so muchJoy! So glad you are in no more pain and in the arms of Jesus!! Sandy


Pat Brown posted on 11/11/19

Your mother and grandmother was one of the best teacher supporters around. I’ll always remember her telling me how all of you were doing after you moved on from Robeson. I missed our conversations after I retired in 2015. I know you will all miss her greatly. Joy was one of a kind.


Kelly Correll posted on 11/11/19

So sorry for your loss. Joy was a wonderful woman that I was blessed to meet as her grandchildren (and great grand children) attended the school I worked at. Her sun-shining face was always great to talk with. I know that she is in a better place now, but I also know how much her family will miss her. So sorry I could not make the visitation--the weather was not very cooperative. :(


Barbara Brant posted on 11/11/19

My Aunt Joy taught me this: J is for Jesus O is for Others Y is for Yourself Aunt Joy, you were an important person in my childhood and I always knew I could count on you for love and understanding. You helped me when I needed help and I’ve never forgotten those times. I have many memories of Saturday morning cartoons at your house and eating delicious buttered popcorn in the morning, no less! It was always a delicious meal at your table. You loved people and made everyone feel loved. Rest in eternal peace in Our Savior’s loving arms.


Kevin Walker posted on 11/11/19

You shared experience, strength and hope with for me that changed the course of my life, and others. You are missed.



Laura Kozuch posted on 11/9/19

The light of his life will continue. All love you you! Laura



Laura Kozuch posted on 11/9/19

Linda & Family, I was saddened to hear of Dick's passing. Every time I met him, he was always helping people and he had such a kind an gentle person. I know he has been released from his suffering. He has left the world a better place.



Barbara Barham Martin posted on 11/8/19

My Sympathy to the family.


Deborah Day Schwaab posted on 11/8/19

My Aunt Joy was the most loving and kind person you would ever meet. She had unwavering Faith in The Lord. It saw her through her best moments and her times of trials or sorrow. Aunt Joy was like a second mother to me. When I was a young girl I could always go to her when I needed to talk and be listened to. She always gave me love and reassurance when I needed it. She was also a lot of fun to be around and had a wonderful sense of humor. People loved to talk with her when she worked at Eisners/Jewel deli. She greeted everyone with a cheerful smile and served them with a personal touch so they knew they were valued. Aunt Joy was also an excellent cook and would ask us to sample her cooking before she served holiday meals to make sure it was “just right”. I love you Aunt Joy and I know Jesus has welcomed you into His Kingdom. -Deborah


Gloria Laubscher posted on 11/8/19

I have memories of Twigg driving in and out of our lane on the farm to see if Walt or Wayne was in the shed. One time he stopped to talk to me while I was working in the flower bed & singing. He expressed how much he enjoyed living in the country, the peacefulness, quietness. He said he felt like it was “Heaven on Earth.” My hope and prayer is that he can Rest In Peace now and forever. One more thing; he started sending me birthday cards when he found out our birthdays were 2 days apart in May...they were always humorous.


Wayne Laubscher posted on 11/8/19

We were blessed to know and spend time with Twigg. This friend of ours was a very interesting man. May he Rest In Peace!


Cindy Ziegler posted on 11/7/19

What a blessing to have known Joy prayers for your family.


Ana Lucia Cavalcante posted on 11/7/19

Dear Van, Jay and family members, I am sorry for the loss of your dear mother. I am glad I had a chance to meet her the various times Stan brought me to the nursing homes she resided this past year. It was very nice to spend Christmas’ lunch together. She felt very loved by everyone and did make sure to say she was the one who got all the gifts :). May she be with her loved sister and husband in Heaven. May peace be with you all. Respectfully, Ana


Ana Lucia Cavalcante posted on 11/7/19

Dear Van, Jay and family members, I am sorry for the loss of your dear mother. May she be in Heaven with her loved sister and husband. I am glad I had a chance to meet her a few times Stan took me to the various nursing homes and also to spend last year Christmas’ lunch together. She was really happy and indeed felt the love of the family. She did made sure to say she was the one who got more gifts:). May God grant peace to everyone’s heart! My condolences.


Tonia Kirby posted on 11/6/19

I met Joy when I was Sams kindergarten teacher at Robeson. Love radiated from this lady every day. The world is darker without you Joy. Rest easy it is well earned.


Janice posted on 11/4/19

My sincerest condolences Linda, to you and your family. I'm so glad that I had the pleasure of knowing Dick. He was such a nice, gentle, caring and giving person. I'm sure your and your family have very fond memories to help sustain you through this difficult time. Love and hugs to you!


Sherry (Eveland) Lovenguth posted on 11/4/19

Heaven has certainly gained another angel. I had the pleasure of working for Mr. Carroll in 1977 along with Laura McLaughlin. He was just the most patient helpful man. Prayers for comfort during this time. Sherry (Eveland) Lovenguth


Stacey Travers Roux posted on 11/4/19

My sincere sympathy to you and your family


Carrie Torres posted on 11/3/19

Linda, sending my love to you and the family! Love, Carrie (Batty) Torres


Walter Laubscher posted on 11/3/19

I was a neighbor to Malcolm when he moved to Cissna Park until his passing. Although he could be rough at times we developed a bond of friendship that I will not forget. I felt privileged to be able in a small way to be a help to him as his health failed and since I often drive past his house I always think of the times we sat and talked together. I wish God's blessing on the family. Walt Laubscher


Donald Baker posted on 11/3/19

So sorry to hear about Dick..lots of good memories from High School and growing up.


Hartzell Kaeb posted on 11/3/19

To the family of Malcolm, I had the opportunity to get to know your father and grandfather over the past few years by cutting and harvesting the hay crop on his farm. I am thankful to have built a relationship with him and enjoyed listening to his interests about gardening and animals. He usually shared with me which western movie he had been watching and would show me the latest puzzle he had finished. I am thankful to have gotten to know him.


Ray Jewell posted on 11/1/19

Unfortunately I will not be able to attend the funeral tomorrow. I posted this on Facebook a couple of days ago. A very good friend and co-worker in Christ, Rick Champ, died this last Sunday. I could write a tome about Rick. I won't, but I could. I want to share a couple of things with you. I first meet Rick and got to know him when he pastored a church in Rutland, IL. I was the pastor at a church in Ancona, (Bob Monts was at El Paso, IL and Keith Ray was at Toluca). Central Illinois was in a heap of trouble but didn't know it. I have had trouble with bouts of depression and i was in the midst of a big one while ministering in Ancona. It helped to have these friends close by, but depression is what depression is. Anyway, once Rick came to see me, out of the blue. He knew something was up after he saw me at a Rock River Christian Camp board meeting. Anyway, Rick made the effort to come and see me. When things are right (okay, were right) I loved playing volleyball. Not so much in the midst of depression. I was playing on a term in a league in Streator, about seven miles away. But I wasn't going to go that night. Rick suggested it would be a good thing to go. He said that the exercise would do me good. Not a good enough reason in the midst of depression. He also said it would be good for me to do something I enjoyed doing without people judging me on how I was performing. And he also knew I was pretty good at the sport (again, was is the operative word). And I went. I think it was at that time the depression started to lift. I remember late into the night discussions at RRCC. Rick would be more to the left on things, I would be more to the right. He helped pull me back to the center, which is Jesus. Rick would come up to Janesville from time to time and we would go to Mocha Moment, a coffee shop in Janesville, and talk about friends, ministries, and memories. He even agreed to be on the radio program that my wife, Annette, and i hosted for a couple of years. Always a servant. Always a friend. And now, always with Jesus. I love you, Rick Champ and I will miss you. See you soon.


Mark Carpenter posted on 11/1/19

I would love to randomly run into Rick out and about because he was always an encouragement. Even when things were not going as he had planned he seemed to maintain a positive attitude.


LYNNE REGLEIN posted on 10/31/19

I remember times we would all go to the family reunions in DeKalb. Especially the time she fell out if the car in the way back. Pam can tell more, but it was a long story. Also, remember when I visted up North and her fishing room and her memory wall of things clear back to Great Grandpa"s indentured shoemaker papers.


Rick Hodshire posted on 10/30/19

I can’t tell you the number of times that Rick reached out to me to simply encourage and affirm. He listened... He cared... His Kindness Made a Difference!


Marti Will ( posted on 10/30/19

So sorry to hear of Rick's passing. May God's Love guide you through this time of sorrow.



Marti Will ( Clark ) posted on 10/30/19

So sorry, as a close cousin, I remember all of the fun times we would have. My the Champ family know that God will guide you through this time of sorrow and bring the light of love back into your hearts.


Roy A. Roberts posted on 10/30/19

Rick Champ is truly a champion - of love, caring, grace, friendship, and hope. I will never forget his smile, the warmth of his genuine concern for everyone, and the way he helped me start to heal in a difficult time of my life. And he also preformed the wedding service for the love of my life and me! Heaven is blessed by the presence of this true servant of our Lord. We love you, Rick!


Debbie Klahn posted on 10/29/19

My prayers are with you all. I knew Rick a little at Lincoln but got to know him better on Facebook and learn about all the people he loved and the things he like to do. Praying for his family and the family at St. Louis Christian


Dave, Diana & Joyce Ptomey posted on 10/29/19

Our hearts and prayers go out to Rick’s family. May the Lord comfort and give each of the peace that passes all understanding.


Larry A Fanning posted on 10/27/19

Rest In Peace my cousin. Unfortunately I don’t believe we ever met; but Lou seems to have been a good man with a good life. (Neuville V Fanning was my father.)


Kenny and Sarita posted on 10/23/19

Amie and family, so sorry for your loss. May all your good memories of your Dad or Grand Dad help to give you peace and comfort.


Charles Edmondson posted on 10/23/19

Favorite Professor of Library Science



Debbie McGough posted on 10/22/19

Thinking of you and your family



Lu Ann Reid posted on 10/21/19

A lovely young lady..... gone far too soon. Prayers and gentle hugs to all of the family and friends.


Anieta Chada posted on 10/21/19

Rest in Peace my brother



Mike Day posted on 10/20/19

Dear Carl, Bonnie & family- You are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of a phenomenally resilient, ever smiling wonderful woman who taught us all how to bear life's setbacks with faith and patience. I am so sorry that family obligations precluded my attendance yesterday but you are certainly in my thoughts.



Tammy Tanksley posted on 10/19/19

Sorry for your family loss. May God give the family peace an comfort during this time.


Tina Johnson posted on 10/18/19

Carl and family, You are in my thoughts, I hope m ay happy memorials will guide you through the next days, weeks and months as you remember Vickie.


Margaret Dixon posted on 10/18/19

Heartfelt condolences to you and your family Carl. So very sorry for your loss.


Michael McLane posted on 10/18/19

Bruce, despite being a Cardinal fan, was a great guy. I enjoyed our Cub-Card rivalry and had great respect for Bruce as a colleague, friend and fellow Illini fan. I send my most sincere condolences to Bruce's sons.



Kari Van Es posted on 10/18/19

You said the next time we met you hoped to be on your feet dancing. I look forward to seeing you again one day in Heaven for that dance. Rest in peace knowing that we will always be there for Mikayla while she's in Colorado.


Janet Peters posted on 10/18/19

A precious woman is now in Heaven. Vickie had nothing but a smile and kindness for anyone she met. I send prayers to Bonnie, Cindy, Carl, Mikayla and Mariska. She had a fierce love for her family! She will be sadly missed by all.


Erik Mueller posted on 10/17/19

Always enjoyed talking about Illini sports ...he was sharp as a whip and remained that way til the end. RIP. RBC go Cubs


Amy Yarbrough Cuomo posted on 10/17/19

“Uncle” Bruce was one of those cherished friends that my parents (both only children) adopted into our lives through St Matthew Lutheran Church in Urbana. I grew up with the Carrolls and Eaglemans as a part of my family and learned the meaning of living a good life from being around them, as well as how to camp, how to make proper oatmeal and all about sports! We will miss your presence but we’re blessed to have you in our lives for so long. Love to all the Carroll family, and we share in your joy that at long last Madge and Bruce are together again!


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Gary A Watson posted on 10/12/19

I just found out of Tom passing and am truly saddened! As past owner of Tire Central Tom helped us to grow and succeed! My condolences to his family! I will never forget him.


Pompilia Burcica posted on 10/11/19

Ms. Trupin was a lovely, knowledgeable, and a loyal, deeply-caring soul. Her door was alway open and was a a wonderful listener. She never hesitated to tell you what she really thought. Her fashionable elegance was always complemented by her beautiful eyes and her gracious, feminine voice. I worked for her as a graduate student and ever since she had a positive impact on me and my family. I will deeply miss her and will always be grateful for her generosity and help. Rest in peace, Ms. Trupin. I am still crying thinking that I won't see you again.


Linda Watson posted on 10/9/19

What a lovely person Mary was...she was one of the most caring person I know...your parents were extremely caring generous and sincerest condolences.



Debbie Clark posted on 10/9/19

To the family of Judith Nash Swanson, I only found out about Judy today, what a shock to me, I knew her very well and took care of Clarence and Jesse Nash at The Champaign County Nursing Home. Rest in peace my dear Judy, I will never forget our friendship.


Christine Bassett posted on 10/8/19

May the treasured memories of Mary help to sustain her families grief. I will always cherish her friendship, vacation memories, and life lessons that I have gained through the good times, (and bad) spent with Mary (and Ray). Thoughts and prayers for Mary’s family. Will and Chris Bassett


Pam Dauphin posted on 10/8/19

Ray, Mary Catherine & Crystal: So sorry for your loss. Your mom was my Girl Scout leader at Grant. We had our meetings in the school cafeteria. Treasure your memories.


Reuben Brown posted on 10/7/19

I'll always remember Bennie holding down the fort in the welding shop. Visiting with him was time well spent because I would always walk away smarter. He will be missed by all.


Kay Moran Peterson posted on 10/5/19

Pat and Warren were my neighbors on Windsor/Staley Rd. They were such wonderful neighbors. Very active and warm spirited. They have both been missed since their departures. They will be missed more now! God bless them and their family.


Valerie Stover posted on 10/4/19

Gary and Rae Dalton family: Just learned of Mark's passing and want to express profound sympathy to your family. Gary and Rae, you two were special friends to our parents and truly caring people. It sounds like you passed that on to Mark as well. Prayers to you. The Garretson's: Valerie Stover, Vicky Guist and Steve Garretson.


connie wilson (connie's pet grooming) saint joseph,il posted on 10/3/19

just wanted to say a few words of how sweet your mother has been to me over the years. I was taken aback when I saw her beautiful picture in the paper. I hope to see you(Amy) and Coco in the future. please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.


Bruce Stikkers posted on 10/3/19

Greg's church family at St. Joseph Church of Christ would like to express our love for Greg at this difficult time. We did not know Patricia, but Greg has been close to our hearts over the last few years he has been attending.


Bill York posted on 10/2/19

The Farm Credit System and Rural America has lost one of it's best with our loss of Tom. His leadership, sound advice, balanced view, and encouragement contributed greatly to the success of so many. We will miss him. I am so sorry for your loss.


Mindy Meyer Melchi Haile posted on 10/1/19

RC I remember the first time I met your mom all you boys were in jr.high. Her hair was perfect and she was determined to mother you all the way. The yard was always perfect and she loved her garden. I am so sorry. She will be deeply missed by so many. She was a strong woman, and remember that. You have her best qualities. Remember. when you are weak He is strong. Praying for all of you.


Phyllis W Williams posted on 9/30/19

The family of Elmer (1930-2003) and Patricia Brazelton extend their deepest sympathies. We have such fond memories of our time together at Webber Street Church.


Susan Redwinski posted on 9/29/19

May God wrap you all in his gentle arms during this time of great loss.


Dr. Jeffrey Magee posted on 9/29/19

In the decade I knew and worked with Tom, he was truly a humble, dedicated professional who understood and exhibited Servant-Leadership. He always pushed for ways to serve others more deeply and always smiled as he shared stories of his Family - his LEGACY is large and he will be missed, but more importantly, he will be REMEMBERED!


Edythe Strater posted on 9/29/19

My love to John and the entire family. Beth was a special sister in law.


Edythe Strater posted on 9/29/19

My love to John and the family. Beth was a special sister in law


Edythe Strater posted on 9/29/19

Beth was a special sister in law. I will miss our phone conversations. My love and sympathy to the family.


Edythe Strater posted on 9/29/19

Beth was a special sister in law. I will miss our telephone conversations. My love and sympathy to the family. Beth left her mark in our lives


Mark Jensen posted on 9/29/19

I can't say enough about how much I appreciated Tom as both a friend and colleague - and admired him as a husband, father, leader and overall person of integrity. The entire Farm Credit family lost someone special and he will be missed dearly.


Edythe Strater posted on 9/29/19

My love and sympathy to the family. Beth was a special sister in law and we had such good talks on the phone this past year


Mark Cabutti posted on 9/29/19

Denise, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Mark. I always enjoyed seeing the two of you together at various school functions over the years. It was very clear to me that you truly enjoyed each others' company and genuinely loved each other. I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and please let me know if there is anything we can do to help out.


Mark Cabutti posted on 9/29/19

To the family of John, I wanted all of you to know that John was a great man who always treated me with honor, dignity, and respect. When I became the principal of Sangamon School in 1995, I was a young and inexperience principal. However, John took me under his wing and showed me the various things about the school that I needed to know about. He also taught me a few life lessons along the way. Anytime something needed to be fixed at school, John was there with his toolbox, a smile, and usually a funny story. I also enjoyed all of the "nicknames" he called me each time he visited Sangamon School. I know that he is resting comfortably in heaven, and I wanted all of you to know that he is a man that I will never forget!! God bless John Colclasure!!


Mark and Bridget Wright posted on 9/28/19

We offer our heartfelt condolences on Tom's passing. Tom was a truly remarkable man and an authentic Leader. Tom holds a very special place in our hearts. May God's love comfort you and the love of family and friends strengthen you.


Mae L HANNA posted on 9/28/19

Dear Marsha & family, We were saddened to learn of John's death last weekend. I am praying for comfort and strength for you and your family for the days ahead. I think of Isaiah 57: 1 & 2. God bless you. With love, Mae & Norman Hanna


Linda Frank posted on 9/28/19

Sorry to hear of your dear mother passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.


Linda Frank posted on 9/28/19

So sorry to hear of your dear mother passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.


Lindley & Michael Ralph posted on 9/27/19

I remember Tom as being an amazing Husband to Erin and a wonderful Father to his children. I feel it to be an honor to have known him. Tom was a positive example of what’s good in this world we live in. Our thoughts and prayers are with Erin and their family during this time and the times ahead as they mourn losing Tom. Peace Be With You ♥️


Mike and Pat Morgan posted on 9/27/19

So very sorry for the Tracy and Endsley family's


Tamela Grant posted on 9/27/19

During the short time I was acquainted with Tom I found him to a genuine, kind and sincere man. To his family and friends may God give you all the comfort you need to deal with your great loss.


Teresa Heath-Alva posted on 9/27/19

I am so very sorry for your loss. Tom was a wonderful man. He was a member of our board (Farm Credit Foundations) and his insights and contributions were many. He was always quick to show his appreciation and he was always a positive influence. He spoke with such love and pride of Erin, Alex and Maggie. He absence will be keenly felt and we will all miss him so much. My deepest sympathies and condolences.


Sherri (White) Grigsby posted on 9/27/19

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.


Dennis Miller posted on 9/27/19

Remember Tom’s cheerful attitude and how his down to earth personality greatly encouraged others. I remember at my retirement event in Mt. Vernon in 2017, Tom drove down for it. He had a positive influence on others.


James McJunkins posted on 9/27/19

I only knew Tom for a short time but he has left me with a forever impression of one of the kindest individuals I have known. I will miss him. My heart and prayers go out to his wife and children who he talked of frequently.


Shelley Stoerger-Miller posted on 9/27/19

Sorry for your loss. Tom was a great guy who will be greatly missed by many. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. May you all find some peace and comfort in the wonderful memories you cherish. Until you meet again...


Kathy Ard posted on 9/26/19

Such a loss and way too young. Thinking of your family.



Valerie Woodruff posted on 9/26/19

A tragic loss for Mark's family and friends. I am so sorry.


Lynn Hart posted on 9/25/19

John you and I had a rough start,but that all changed we loved each other in the end. I morn you, but now you are home where you wanted to be. I will always cherish our friendship and one day I hope to see you again. Marsha we love you and you are in our thoughts and heart. Our memory of John is in our hearts.


Harry and Mary Plate posted on 9/25/19

Sincere Sympathy to you at the passing of your Mother. It was our pleasure to have know her.


Gordon D Gily posted on 9/24/19

Marsha, I was so sorry to read about John this morning. What an awesome man he was just based on the times I got to see/visit with ya'll when you came out to the St Joe house. All the words used to describe him have been used and ring true! I guess I'll forever have memories of him dragging the driveway rock, back and forth, back and forth. Blessings to you and all the family as you mourn your loss but also celebrate a wonderful man, brother and friend.


Pamela Parker posted on 9/24/19

To the Family of John, I am very sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. John was a classmate in church and YFC together so we always ran with a lot of the same friends. I can remember him working on his scooter and riding it around town. I find it a coincidence that John died one month short of Marsha’s and his 50th anniversary just as Steve did ours. Blessings, Pam


Muriel Dean posted on 9/24/19

So sorry to hear about John, thinking of you!


Richard F Bebout posted on 9/24/19

I always admired John while we were growing up and especially in High School. He was one of the very few people who never had a bad thing to say about anyone and everyone liked and admired him. While I was in Navy Boot Camp, I found out that John had entered the Navy and was at the Great Lakes Boot Camp at the same time. He was a few weeks behind me. A friend and I snuck out of our barracks and ran about two miles to his barracks so that I could say hi. I had already graduated and was in service blues, for his level of boot camp that gave the appearance of a regular Navy and his fellow boots called "Attention On Deck" when we walked through the door. When I asked to see John they hustled off to get him, I had my back to him when he got there, not knowing who I was, he sounded off "Seaman Recruit Colclasure Reporting, Sir" we had a good laugh when I turned around and he saw who it was. It was great to see him and worth the risk of getting caught out of barracks.



Nephews George,Ken(Sandi)& Steve -Willie Toland Budwash’s children posted on 9/24/19

We love you so much!


Tom Grimm posted on 9/24/19

I worked with Al in a very stressful environment and recall how he quickly befriended me and made me feel part of the team. He had a wonderful sense of humor and kept my morale up when I was feeling down. Thank you Al


The Manleys posted on 9/23/19

Our thoughts & sympathy are with Jim and the wonderful family he and Louise shared. We thank God for the legacy of love and faith Louise shared. Joy in Christ ...


Carol & Jim Manley posted on 9/23/19

Years ago, after we learned DWS-HMS Radio would have a new manager, we soon realized our bonus would be Louise, Jim Turpin's wife. What genuine interest she showed others in her eyes, warmth in her smile, and such engaging dimples! Louise happily shared their home with station staff; one event prominently comes to mind when proudly she & Jim hosted a July 4th Flag Raising Ceremony.


Frank Strainis posted on 9/23/19

Jim Turpin and family. Sorry to hear of your loss. Our sympathy to all. Frank Strainis



Heather Wooten posted on 9/23/19

I will love you forever mom!


Jake Carlisle posted on 9/22/19

We used to live across the street from Al until last summer when we moved. Al was a very nice neighbor. Friendly and happy guy. Our interactions were very pleasant. He was always nice to my very active boys, he would talk to them and laugh. He would walk around the street and I would see him talking to all the neighbors, super nice guy. My condolences to the family. May you rest easy Al.


Terry Fortman posted on 9/22/19

My condolences to Jim and the rest of the family upon loss of Mrs. Turpin.


david dyke posted on 9/22/19

Judy My name is Dave Dyke i work with AL for 36 yrs. I am sorry for your loss. He was a wonder full person to work with . He was so intelligent with the designs that he made for our customers . He will be missed deeply by many . Al was a special person and we were all blessed to have had hi with us to live with. Dave Dyke


Brenda Hearn posted on 9/21/19

Denise my heart goes out to you and Marks family. I’m keeping you in prayer. I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies ❤️


Bobbie Herakovich posted on 9/21/19

Loved Louise’s enthusiastic spirit. A trait she passed on to her daughters and anyone she met.


Lyle Bradley posted on 9/21/19

Denise Our thoughts and prayers are with you God Bless Lyle and Paula Bradley Ozark, Ill


Marilyn Mau Bottorff posted on 9/20/19

It was so great seeing Dave at our 50th high school reunion. Little did we all know that it would be our last time to see him. My prayers go out to all of his family and friends.


Angie Nichols posted on 9/20/19

Denise, Words can not describe the sadness I feel for Mark’s loss. Memories came flooding back of that time period in my life. Doug, Steph and myself are praying for you and feel great sadness for your tragic loss!



Nancy Clark posted on 9/20/19

I didn’t know Mr Knott personally but he raised a wonderful daughter, my close friend Becky. I’m so sorry for your loss. My good memories comfort you.


Kathy Guido posted on 9/20/19

Loved it when you would crinkle your eyes up and giggle!! Also loved all the stories about her pig, George.... Will miss you Kay, save a spot in Heaven for me!!!!


David Suryk posted on 9/20/19

My thoughts and prayers go out for you, his family. I know the world seems a different place today. I was so sad to hear of his illness and passing. We will miss Al in the neighborhood for sure.



marilyn NMN Dalton posted on 9/20/19

In memory of Mark. R.I.P.


Jo Fisher & Kett Rankin posted on 9/20/19

Our deepest sympathies on your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.


Lorraine Glasa posted on 9/20/19

Mike, Rick, Peter. Megan, and Heather, I send you all my love and sympathy. I was so saddened to learn of Linda's passing. She was very dear to me . We loved being your neighbor on Michigan Street. Love to all, Rainey


Jim Goss posted on 9/20/19

Gary, Rae, Denise and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Sorry I won't be able to visit in person on Monday, but know that my prayers go out to you all.


Kim Peck posted on 9/19/19

Gary and Rae, Karen and Mark, and Denise, I am so very, very sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for God's peace and comfort to surround you during this difficult time.



Cathy Krostal posted on 9/19/19

One more day, One more night One more sunset maybe we'll be satisfied. But then again, we know what it will do, We'll be wishing still for one more day with you.


Judy Turner posted on 9/19/19

Rae,Gary, Karen & family we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mark. Our prayers are with you. We hope that you find peace as time goes on in memories shared . Kathy & Sherry remember good times with their childhood friends & neighbors, Mark & Karen too. With our deepest sympathy


Rodney/Keri Mitchell , Show Low, AZ. posted on 9/19/19

I was looking through a photo album recently and found a photo of Mark and me playing guitars/singing at Aunt Brenda Gady's house. Please feel our heartfelt Love and Comfort during this time.



Jody and Tom Wood posted on 9/19/19

We will miss her beautiful smile. Hugs to the family.


Linda Edmonds posted on 9/19/19

So very sorry for your loss. Louise was a very special lady and holds a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Jim and your family.


Gerry White posted on 9/19/19

Raw and Gary, so very sorry to hear this. Praying for all of you. May your wonderful memories be a true blessing to you and yours. Love you.


Candi Dalton Gibbons posted on 9/19/19

I shall miss my cousin, Mark ! Growing up together was great fun, all us Dalton's gathered on special holidays and picniced at Lake of the Woods. Mark was a great kid and a good man.


Patricia Fox posted on 9/19/19

Condolences on the death of your mother. I knew Linda for 25 years through Carle and considered her a friend and confidant. She helped guide me through some of the most difficult times in my life. She will be missed.



Mary Ruzicka posted on 9/19/19

Please accept our deepest sympathies. It was a great honor to know Louise Turpin. Sincerely the Ruzicka family


Becky Stark posted on 9/19/19

Our deepest condolences for the loss of a great person in your lives. Hold tight to the memories.


Chris Royse posted on 9/19/19

I played bridge with Louise for years...I so loved her for her kindness and compassion, and her joy in life. She was indeed a special lady, and I am sure she has a wonderful spot in Heaven that was waiting for her. Prayers for her loving family.


NAMI CHAMPAIGN COUNTY posted on 9/19/19

Louise is a dedicated member of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and long time supporter. We grieve your loss and remember her unending strength to support a cause that many others could not. She is a woman of strength, courage, and compassion. Thank you for being a part of this vital organization, NAMI.


Sandy & Jerry Whalen posted on 9/17/19

So sorry to hear of your husband passing Diane. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. God bless!


Donna Cline posted on 9/17/19

My sincere condolences to the family of Jan Whitman. Jan was truly an exceptional person. I don't know of anyone more willing to give of herself to others. She had a wonderful outlook on life, never complaining, and always doing for others. I worked with Jan at the University and Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) for several years. She was wonderful to work with and we all appreciated her baking skills, especially her cinnamon rolls, apple slices, and rhubarb cake. I will miss her as will so many others.


Ellen & Bill Fondren posted on 9/17/19

Jan will never be forgotten. She was a beautiful lady inside and out. Many memories of Jan and Jack associated through the C-U Optimist Club and church activities. Jan was a friend and always available to help anyone. She will be missed by many.


Susanne Landells posted on 9/17/19

I am so sad at the loss of my friend, Carol. I could always depend on her unconditional friendship and kindness to me. She brought so much joy to me and others. I really enjoyed working with her at DCFS. We went to a Womens Conference one year at the Assembly Hall and we stopped along the way inside as she talked to so many people that knew her. I will miss her always positive energy so much.



Leroy Brite posted on 9/16/19

I was an recent HS graduate when I talked with Chief for the first time. He was very supportive of me starting my Vol. F/F service and had great patience as did his Staff with an 18 year old kid. Always remember his , laugh, words of encouragement and that mustache. Thanks for everything Chief, Rest easy!



Jean Wines posted on 9/15/19

Jan will remain in our hearts always.


Jean Wines posted on 9/15/19

I will always remember Jack and Jan from childhood on the farm in Cameron and later visiting them in their beautiful home in Champaign. She was so kind to me when ever I was there with my family and we saw them at many sporting events at the U of I. She will always remain in my heart as a giving, loving cousin and I will miss her dearly. My husband Dave met her several times when we visited and we send our sincere condolences to the Whitman family. My mother, Betty Whitman Jackson, was a cousin of Jack's and was also very fond of Jan and loved family gatherings with all the Whitman relatives.She will remain in our hearts always.


Tom Nolte posted on 9/15/19

I remember meeting Jan as an undergrad at the U. of I. in the early 70's. She seemed to be a very warm and caring individual. In later years I would see her at some of the F.B.F.M. conferences, where she seemed to be one of those people who you would rate as an exceptional employee in the manner in which she carried out her work related tasks. I remember being at an F.B.F.M. conference when her upcoming retirement was announced and thinking that she would be very hard to replace. She touched a lot of lives and she will be missed.


Armella Weller (classmate) posted on 9/15/19

Deepest sympathy to Dave’s family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Dave!!


Doug & Carol Maddox posted on 9/13/19

Never had a chance to say "Thank You, Dave" for all the wonderful Pinetree brats and dogs you prepared for us and "Thank you" for being a friend. Cynde, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Mark Penner posted on 9/13/19

I saw David around at the HK Cafe visiting his friend, Albie, and got to talk to him on a number of occasions.I am truly sorry for your loss, Cynde. Leslie and I will keep your family in our prayers.



Sara Thomson posted on 9/13/19

I work at a doctors office were I've seen David almost weekly for the past 2 years. He will be very missed by us. He gave me so many incredible cooking tips and life advise. I'm very lucky to have meet him and enjoyed his weekly appointments.


eldon plante posted on 9/13/19

When we were kids, it was always a huge treat to visit Ray,Ramona,David and Susan. As an adult,I did't see David often, but when I did, I enjoyed our talks about the stock market and stock options market. I'm very shocked and saddened at his passing. You have entered a greater realm of being. Maybe we will talk again, my cousin.


Patty Paris posted on 9/13/19

My heart is with you and your family Cynde. I will be praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time. May David rest in peace with our heavenly father.



Colleen Harrington Longtin posted on 9/13/19

We (Herscher High Class of'69) are so fortunate to have seen David at our Class Reunion on August 31. We didn't realize how important our time with him would become. Growing up in the country, David and his family lived on a farm across the road from us. I went through all 8 grades with him at Limestone and then 4 more at Herscher. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones and friends during this time of loss. He was one of the good guys.


Mary Lynn Hayes Fuller posted on 9/13/19

My deepest sympathy to the family. I went to Kindergarten through 12th grade with Dave! I last saw him at our 45th class reunion.


Norma Heck posted on 9/13/19

Carol will be missed by all who knew her. I was acquainted with her through "Red Hat" and she was a joy to know! I always looked forward to seeing her beautiful smile! Rest in Peace, Carol.


Marcia Purcell posted on 9/12/19

I am so sorry for your loss. May the many wonderful memories of David help comfort you at this time of sorrow. Praying for you all.


Jeff, Lorinda and Brooke Lewis posted on 9/11/19

So sorry for your loss Cyndi and Ben. We will keep you in our prayers. It has been a long time since we have seen you, but have thought of you over the years, especially the ladies teas. May God bless you and draw you close to him during this time.


Venise Williams posted on 9/10/19

My friend of 4 years. I wish you would have told me what you were going through. I would have been there for you until the end...I will truly MISS AND LOVE YOU... LOVE ALL OVER YOU ❤️ ❤️❤️❤️❣️



Gloria Bydalek posted on 9/10/19

Always remember playing on the farm , big family reunions. Will miss you cousin.



Judi Grove posted on 9/4/19

Marti, we are all thinking of you and your family and send our deepest condolences. Love, Judi, Kevin, Gabi & Christy


Belden Fields and Jane Mohraz posted on 9/3/19

Dear Laurie, Jane and Belden were so sorry to read of Michael's passing. Are thoughts are with you in the sad and difficult time.


Jack Holmes posted on 9/3/19

Mike Talkington was one of my favorite class mates at Villa Grove High School. He was a true friend and was inclined to always find something good in each of his class mates. He was smart, funny and always engaging. I will miss him.



Darla Talkington posted on 9/2/19

Not only was Mike a great man but he was a great sibling to his 5 sisters and one brother. He will be missed every signal day Rest In Peace my brother Love Dodge



Linda Blake posted on 9/2/19

His visit to Cummins Church with Sister Lorraine and her husband Jerry. Nice visit with Mike. Remember, he passed from one life to another for all eternity.


Betsy Hendrick posted on 9/1/19

Laurie, I'm so sorry about Mike's passing. But I think about the wonderful life you two had and the sweet memories you must have now.


Lorraine collins posted on 9/1/19

He was my little brother- knew him all his life. The first day he came home with Mom- 5 year old dressed in cowboy attire - boots, hat, six shooters-he was “Cowboy Mike” and we were his targets -the Boy Scout - football player - Navy - college grad- work in law -would stop by the house for lunch if he was inspecting the jail in Newton -shared his essays - he loved to write - saw a little of himself in his characters & situations - pieces o Mike- I treasure those writings - he was genuine - that is an awesome characteristic- akin to the quotes of Mark Twain - with a touch of humor - he was simply a good man - I miss him madly - he signed his last card - “ your little brother “ and so he was -


Bill Heyduck posted on 9/1/19

Mike was a fun loving, easy going young man when he was a student in my Art class in VG high and hadn't changed when I spent an evening with him at the 50th class reunion. I know hope his happy disposition will be missed.


Margaret Talkington posted on 9/1/19

Mike was a great brother to me. He was two years older and all the fighting we did as children was overshadowed by the abundance of brotherly love we shared as adults. I will miss him terribly. My condolences to Laurie, Molly I and Emmett and the rest of our family. I feel your pain and strength.



Jerry Hardesty posted on 8/31/19

Judy and I enjoyed Dot's newsy letters. Having lived in Champaign for 44 years and moving to Peoria, I missed news of my friends, the church, and school. She reported everything. We looked forward to her letters. In Christ's Love...


Joe J. Chandler posted on 8/30/19

Deeply sad to hear of Dot's passing. Truly a fine lady. She will be missed by so many. My prayers are with you Rob and your family.


Mike Salva posted on 8/30/19

Beldon family, Gail and I are deeply saddened by the news of Dot’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have known Dot for over 40 years and have many fond memories. Dot was such a kind and loving person. Please accept our sincere condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. The Salva Family


The Salva Family posted on 8/30/19

Beldon family, Gail and I are deeply saddened by the news of Dot’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We have known Dot for over 40 years and have many fond memories. Dot was such a kind and loving person. Please accept our sincere condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. The Salva Family


Lorna Vinson posted on 8/30/19

What a lovely lady. I'm sure she will be missed by all. She surely will be missed by all her IAEOP sisters.



Karen Palmisano posted on 8/29/19

I was Dot's caregiver for the last year. She was truly a great lady, who never had an unkind word for anyone. She was funny and sweet and loved her family dearly. I was blessed to have known and loved her. I will forever remember her sweetness.


Colette & Rick Wallace posted on 8/29/19

Gwen, Kenny, and Kelly. We are so sorry to hear about Alyson passing. Our hearts goes out to each of you.. Prayers for you at this very difficult time. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.



Phyllis Godwin posted on 8/29/19

I am so glad I got to know Dot through Knights Templar auxiliary. She was a kind, inclusive member, and held the group together for many years. It was an honor for me to serve with her & call her friend. She was loved by all.


The Bobowski Family posted on 8/29/19

We were so sad to learn of Dot's passing. We loved receiving her greeting cards with a wealth of news about Champaign and her family and the sincere wishes to our family. Dot truly touched everyone who met her.


Pam Petz posted on 8/29/19

Suzie, Adam, Alex and Anna: The Petz Family is thinking of you at this time of great loss. Please let us know what we can do to help ease the burden on your hearts.


Linda Shipley posted on 8/28/19

With deep sadness, I just learned of Dot's passing. I believe I came to know her back almost 50 years ago, when I had the pleasure of becoming her hairdresser and good friend. She was an amazing lady with a heart of gold, and a true friend to many. I want to extend my sympathy to Rob and your entire family in this time of sadness and loss of such a wonderful and dedicated lady. Her deep faith, love, and service to your family and to your United Methodist Church family will assure she is rewarded her place in Heaven with all those who have gone on ahead of her. May you all find comfort and peace in the blessed memories of all the wonderful years you shared together with her. I treasure my time spent with her as well, and our hearts and and thoughts and prayers are with you too. Linda and Tom Shipley



Carla DeAnn Newsom posted on 8/26/19

Aunt Fran will be missed dearly.


Beth Salchenberger posted on 8/26/19

Alyson had the sweetest, kindest, funniest personality. I only knew you as my favorite hair stylist so I can only imagine how hard this must be for your friends and family. I always looked forward to my appointments with you. You were so warm and genuine and a great listener. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.


Matt McClure posted on 8/24/19

Thank you for being you. Loud, energetic, unapologetic and genuine, Alyson. You made me belly laugh and sigh in frustration everyday I worked with you. The “I can’t even today Matthew” at 830am told me it was going to be a great day of continuous sarcastic jabs at each other. Your work ethic to primarily feed your vacation ethic was beyond admirable to me. What I got from knowing you was, work your tail off to enjoy every free moment and love friends like family. You will forever be missed. Eternal Peace and Blessings


Connie and Steve Bourgois posted on 8/24/19

Gwen and Kenny, we are so sorry to hear about Alyson passing. Our hearts are very heavy and thinking of you and your family. Prayers and hugs to you at this difficult time. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.



Papa posted on 8/24/19

Eternally rest in peace sweet Aly. We're sure gonna miss you!!



Lauren posted on 8/23/19

Aly, you were my first roommate in Champaign. This is all so hard to wrap my head around. I love you friend, I hope you’re laughing hard with a bud light in heaven.



Chelsea Schmalenberg posted on 8/23/19

Unfortunately, I only knew Aly for a short amount of time, but right away knew she was an intelligent, witty, kind, and strong young woman. This was a life taken to soon and my heart goes out to her family and friends who knew her well. Rest In Peace.


Peggy Wieland posted on 8/23/19

Alyson was such a lovely person. I'm sorry for your loss.


Shelly Kapp posted on 8/23/19

So sorry to hear about the passing of Alyson. I went to Cosmetology school with her and she was such a hoot. She was a very independent person and she influenced many people. She always had a smile on her face and always was joking with us. I'll never forget her strong faith in God. Always loved that about her. She will be missed. I'll be thinking of all her family and friends during this awful time.


Mark and Carel Sons posted on 8/23/19

Gwen and Kenny, we cannot begin to know the pain that you are feeling , but we know that our hearts are broken at the loss of your beautiful Alyson. She will always be a part of all those that had the privilege to know and love her. God grant you peace.


Cindy Slade posted on 8/23/19

So so sorry to hear of your loss words can not express my feelings thinking of you both


Dottie Jekel posted on 8/23/19

To Kenny and Gwen, I just wanted to let you know how my heart is broken for you and your family. I just remember meeting Alyson when she was a little girl, and how the room lit up when she walked in. Please know that you are in my prayers that God gives you peace today Day that she is with him. Love and prayers Helen's sister Dottie



Kelly dillman posted on 8/22/19

Kenny and Gwen... I’m so lost for words... I remember meeting Alyson when we just moved into the neighborhood.. so so many memories of her!!! God bless you all


Susan Frick posted on 8/22/19

So sorry for your loss!


Jan Orr posted on 8/22/19

Kenny & Gwen - I'm so heartbroken by Alyson's passing. Please know I'm thinking of you both. You and your family are in my prayers.


Regina Wells posted on 8/22/19

I can’t imagine how you all must hurt. I know how hard it is to say the right words but know you are loved by so many. Aly will always be missed she will always be in your hearts and never will you forget so many memories


Bob Jones posted on 8/22/19

My condolences on your loss! I treasure the memories of many years of seeing Lance and his family on the field.


Kyle Follansbee posted on 8/22/19

I'm so sorry for Ally's friends and family. I knew Ally for a few years in college and always remember her smiling and her outgoing attitude. My heart goes out to you all.


Kim McQueen posted on 8/22/19

Aly I'm already missing your infectious laugh, your chix banter and your support of everyone. Heaven did indeed gain a beautiful angel, and though my life is a little emptier now, I know I will see you again. Until then, keep those Angels in shape and laughing! Godspeed sweet lady!



Julian Olds posted on 8/22/19

Lance, my deepest condolences to your family on your untimely death. May God comfort them during this time of bereavement!!!



Rechelle Neamtu posted on 8/22/19

May her memory be as bright as the soul that shined everyday


Bill and Linda Farnum posted on 8/22/19

We are very sorry for your loss.


tanya sands posted on 8/22/19

I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with the family.


Sandy J Renfroe posted on 8/22/19

My condolences to the family. Sudden death is always a tragedy. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.


Janina posted on 8/22/19

My deepest sympathy is with you through this terrible time. Aly had a light that shined on all who knew her. Very special young lady.


Martin Leroy Griffin posted on 8/22/19

Such a wonderful person will be sorely missed by both friends and family.


John & Lynette Barham posted on 8/21/19

Love and Prayers for All. May God Help With All Struggling Through these Hard Times.


Donna L Walker posted on 8/21/19

My prayers are with the family at this time of sorrow.


Kelly Musson posted on 8/21/19

Sending heart felt condolences from the Musson family to the Loschen family. Praying that you all find peace during these times and remember the good times and love that you all shared with Lance during his time on this earth. God bless you all and keep you safe and strong! Kelly Musson


Jeff Donaldson posted on 8/21/19

When I think of memory comes to mind! We were lucky to be baseball families on one of the greatest little league baseball teams of all time. The Hammerheads! The Loschen family were always great hosts! I remember one night at his house after a long day of watching the kids play baseball, as we’re sitting outside telling stories, we had a visitor. I remember Lance going into the garage because he heard something only to find a baby possum. Lance sprang into action! He fired up his leaf blower and commenced to blowing that baby possum all the way down the driveway and out into the street. To this day, one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen! Thank you for the memories Lance. You will be missed!



Paul & Lisa Pierce posted on 8/21/19

Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. A little Lance in a few people is awesome. Such such a friendly guy to all. God bless you all.


Sandra & Charles Renfroe posted on 8/19/19

Too soon to lose another sister. I always called her my little sister, and she would say, one of your little sisters. with both of my little sisters and I moving away from Paducah, we were talking more than ever by texting and phone calls. And she always made the trip to Paducah when we came home. She loved her family deeply, and wanted to share all of them, her kids, grandkids and great grandkids, Thank you Harley for taking care of her for so long. Please take care of yourself, it is important for your family. My beautiful little sister, I miss knowing I can reach out to you and share so much of our lives. You are in my heart and I love you dearly.. My son, Michael said to please give his condolences and love to the family. He recently had spent a lot of time connecting with her. He loved the idea of family that he missed out on by not being in Paducah. We send our love always


Gina Watkins posted on 8/19/19

So terribly sorry to hear this. I remember Laura as a kind, fair and effective manager and co-worker at Chase in Lexington and Columbus. I considered her a friend as well.


Mary (Ducey) Gallivan posted on 8/18/19

It broke my heart to hear of Laura's passing. I remember Laura as such a sweet and kind little girl who was Lynn's friend. My condolences to all the family


Nancy Schofner posted on 8/18/19

Condolences to the family of Laura's


Linda Nash posted on 8/18/19

Brittany, I am very sorry for your loss. I am thinking about you and your family. Love, Linda Nash


Gail McLahlan posted on 8/18/19

I worked with Laura at Chase Bank and remember her as a kind and gentle sole. My condolences to her family and many close friends. I know you are at peace and flying high with angels now. You will be missed by many.


Mary Gorski & Bernard Puglisi posted on 8/17/19

Barb, so sorry to hear about Larry.



Charlene Jones posted on 8/16/19

You will be deeply missed !!!



Randy and Sandy Gossum posted on 8/16/19

Prayers for this family !


Lori Massey posted on 8/16/19

She was a wonderful lady!


Jessica posted on 8/15/19

I’m so sorry for the loss of Judy. To my Uncle Mike, Aunt Shelle, Harley, Shane, Nicole, and rest of family.. you are all in my thoughts and prayers. She is a sweet soul with a bright smile and will be greatly missed. I love you guys.


Denny&Candy Sitze posted on 8/15/19

Please except our condolences, we will be praying for you and your family!


Terri Eder posted on 8/15/19

I have many , many fond memories of Judy. She was an amazing woman, loved her a lot. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Harley and the Family.


Stephanie Lutton posted on 8/15/19

My dad was one of the best men I've ever known. Thank you to everyone that has reached out to our family. Your love and support are so appreciated.


Jean Korder posted on 8/14/19

Dear Ria and Family, My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. I'll always count Ron at the top of the list of 'good ones' who poured their hearts and souls into supporting Urbana students and staff. He freely provided counsel whenever I picked up the phone and threw out, "Ron, I just wanna run this past you . . . what are your thoughts?" He is sorely missed.


Penny (Dart) Benner-class of 80 posted on 8/14/19

So sorry for the loss of a great teacher. He had such an impact on my confidence in math. I often challenged him when I wanted a further explanation of why does it work that way. He finally got me to realize. "It just does" made my decision to do accounting because of that confidence. He was truly a nice man and I remember his smile. Hugs and prayers to the family!!


Tara Miller posted on 8/14/19

Loved being in his Algebra class where you could have fun and learn. Wonderful admin. You were one of my favorites at UHS



Marshia Elmore posted on 8/13/19

We will miss Vera so much. Vera really liked Taco's, loved her grand children,great grandchildren and loved her daughter so much. He son in law Stephen was her favorite son in law, she would sure he is the only one I have. Loved her and will miss her.



samad sobhanian,professor ,university of Tabriz posted on 8/8/19

I met professor Manfred Raether when he came to our university of Tabriz in Iran as a high research counceler about 42 years ago. Then I spent my sabbatical leave at professor Raether plasma physics lab at the university of Urbana.He was very kind and helpful person,I learnt a lot from his valuable experiences in physics. Me and my wife Shiva will always remember prof. M.Raether and his very very kind wife Mrs. Lore Raether. Durin our one year stay at urbana they helped us a lot. We never forget them.


Jane Smith posted on 8/6/19

I am sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. Louie and I enjoyed the great times around both Steve and Kathy over the years - laying brick, etc. JANE (Louie) SMITH



Jeanette Stagner posted on 8/4/19

I miss you sissy ♥️


Pat Tieman posted on 8/4/19

Thank you for letting me do your Mother’s hair at Bement Healthcare. I loved your Mother and would tell her she was my girlfriend!! She would smile that pretty smile. So sorry for your loss.


Greg Russell posted on 8/4/19

Hang in there Matt Praying helps, which I what I'll be doing for you Greg


David Stocum posted on 8/4/19

Dear Chris, I will miss your mother's wit and wisdom. She and your Dad made the world a better place, and I am grateful to have known them both.


Cheri Hunter posted on 7/23/19

Bill will be missed at Wesley very much. He was always so friendly. Rest in peace Bill.


Jeff Hanley posted on 7/22/19

As a neighbor to Bill and Linda I always enjoyed talking to Bill. He was always jovial, full of encouragement and good advise. I will surely miss seeing and talking to my next door neighbor and friend Bill.


Dale and Sue Wittmer posted on 7/22/19

Our deepest sympathy for you and your family. May Bill rest in Peace! Cherish your memories.



Dale and Sue Wittmer posted on 7/22/19

Our deepest sympathy to Bill's family! There are no words that can help at a time like this. Cherish you memories!!


Christopher Stohr posted on 7/16/19

Dick was supportive of innovative environmental geology, remote sensing and geomorphology for solutions to real world problems. He was a great mentor and colleague, always willing to listen and prove fledgling ideas with enthusiasm but thoughtful practicality. He is missed by his work friends.


Andrea and Marty Poling posted on 7/16/19

Marty and I are truly sorry for the loss of your son, Tony. I remember when he and his brother were playing in the basement and shot out the screen of your new TV! He is missed.


Lynne Kemen posted on 7/13/19

I will miss my Uncle Dick. He was a caring, sweet man with a wonderful sense of humor and he cared about his family and social justice. RIP, Dick.


Robin Dufrain posted on 7/11/19

Thank you my friend for always making me laugh and dancing down the halls with me! I will never forget how you always told me I was a good kid no matter what anyone said! May you finally feel piece ! I love you buddy!



Peggy Clark posted on 7/11/19

Phyllis was one of my favorite people in the whole world. She had such a wonderful sense of humor unless it was about her basketball team. I know how much her family will miss her. I am sending you all love and light to see you thus this. Please give Gordie our best as well. The world is a little less bright without her. Love, Peggy


Jayne Rine Halcomb posted on 7/11/19

Many fond memories growing up with the Gordon family as we lived on Center Street in Paxton. Thoughts and prayers to all the family. God's blessings.


Mary Lou Houston posted on 7/10/19

My sincere sympathy to Floyd Gordon and family. Phyllis was a dear friend to me for many years. She was my best friend all through school at Paxton High School. She also was my Maid of Honor in my wedding in 1950. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.


Ernesto R posted on 7/9/19

I’m very sorry to read the passing of your beloved John. Please accept my sincere condolences. I have personally looked for comfort after losing a loved one and I learned that God is eager to comfort us (2 Co 1:3,4) I felt comforted by the promise made by God of bringing back to life those who sleep in death (1 Thes. 4:14). So think about the idea of you hugging, kissing and talking to John again. And He will come back into an Earth free of suffering, sickness and anything that causes us to shed tears of pain (Rev. 21:4). This hope is both sure and firm because Jehovah God cannot lie (Heb. 6:18; Titus 1:2). Is my sincere desire that you can also find comfort in this words during this difficult time for you.


Terry and Cindy Eaglen posted on 7/8/19

Mark, Leslie and family, so sorry to see of your loss! Your dad was a great man! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!!


Sean Mahannah posted on 7/7/19

I worked with Tony years ago in a few different restaurants in Champaign. I learned a lot from him & he was always kind,funny and easy to get along with. I always felt like he kind of looked after me too since my brother and him had been really good friends through school. ..He was a great guy and will be missed.


Fr. George Remm posted on 7/7/19

Dear Family, My deepest sympathy to you on the death of Mary. I am sorry that I will be out of town all this week and will not be able to concelebrate the funeral Mass on Tuesday. I would certainly be there if I could. I am grateful for all that Mary and Richard did for the St. Patrick's community. I will remember them in my prayers throughout the week. God bless you in this time of grief. Sincerely, Fr. George Remm


Gary Ducey posted on 7/6/19

Dear Maggio Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. Blessed condolences. I'm sorry I'm not able to make Sunday's service.


Jo Bizzell posted on 7/5/19

I cannot believe this My love and prayers I loved Tony I just can’t wrap my brain around this! Love you all Jo Bizzell


Sara B. Hiser posted on 7/4/19

Mr. O'Byrne was a lawyer for both my grandparents and parents. I wanted to simply write a thank you for his service and offer condolences to the family.


Anne and David Payne posted on 7/4/19

In deepest sympathy we send our condolences to the O'Bryne family.


Maria aguas posted on 7/4/19

I’m sorry for you loss



Kate posted on 7/3/19

She was the best Grandma we could ever wish for


Jack, Kathy & Tommy Anderson posted on 7/3/19

Our deepest sympathies to your family from ours. May God be with you at this difficult time. We wish there was something we could do to lessen your grief. Please know that you are close in our thoughts, prayers and hearts.


Ray E. Mahannah Jr. posted on 7/3/19

My deepest sorrow and sympathy is conveyed in hearing of Tony's passing. He was a friend that will be sincerely missed.


Susan Evans posted on 7/3/19

I remember tony as s very sweet man. He was kind and always had a smile for everyone . I think he had great love in his heart for his family and friends . God bless his soul . Prayers to his family


Jennifer Hunt posted on 7/2/19

I am so sorry for your loss. Tony was always very kind and nice we went to school together. Prayers for peace and comfort.



Matt Evans posted on 7/2/19

Tony was always a good friend, he will be missed but he’s in a better place now.


Matt, Debbie, and Victoria Evans posted on 7/2/19

Our greatest sympathies to the Maggio family. We are greatly saddened by Tony’s passing. We wish we could be there to attend the services. You will be in our prayers.


Brian Goff posted on 7/2/19

I am very sorry to hear of this. Lots of great childhood memories with Tony. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family.


Kristin Stebbing posted on 7/2/19

Sara, I am so very sorry for your families loss. Hugs and prayers to y’all in this difficult time.


Dan Schaub posted on 7/2/19

So sorry to hear the news of Tony's passing. His family and friends are in my thoughts.


Gail Rees posted on 7/2/19

John and Susie im so sorry for your loss i can't imagine what you must be going through my prayers are with you love you guys ...