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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 ...



Scott Moser posted on 7/1/19

You were my cousin and friend. You will be missed Tony Joe. I'll be seeing you again some day...


John Buckner posted on 7/1/19

To Karen and family - My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I can add nothing than to what I'm sure has already been said. He was a good man gone far too soon. May God be with you all.


Joe Lamendola posted on 7/1/19

Always the nicest guy in high school, you will be missed.


Douglas Fink posted on 6/30/19

I first met Steve at Dave's shop on Taylor Street, maybe in 1972. He opened the Red Barron in 1974-5 in the corner shop at Walnut and Taylor. My dad owned the building. I became a regular around 1987. Steve enjoyed his customers and I always enjoyed every visit, talking and laughing with him about our interest in music and Illini sports. I'm so thankful I knew Steve.


Greg Russell posted on 6/29/19

Daryn Remember you telling stories of you dad Hang in there Greg Russell Centennial High School class of 1981


JoDee Costello posted on 6/29/19

Florence was a sister of my father, George Hrehovcsik. He kept the original spelling of the family name, I think he was the only one who did. I saw her frequently when I was a child, but it has been a long time since I had any contact with my dad's family. Now they are all gone. If any of my long-lost cousins see this, I would love to hear from them. Rest in peace, Aunt Florence. (George's widow Phyllis recently passed also, on May 16, ending a long line of a different family)


Henrique and Flora Reis and family posted on 6/29/19

MOrris Funkhouser


Darla Hoffmann posted on 6/29/19

Dear Becky and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for comfort and peace.



Cyynthia posted on 6/28/19

He was a good man loved his music for sure will be deeply missed love you uncle steve


Arlene Reimer posted on 6/28/19

Thinking of you all during this very sad time. Evan endured so much! Prayers! He is at peace.


Joyce Conley posted on 6/28/19

Becky and family, May God comfort you in your loss and be with you in the days ahead.


Kristen Fischer posted on 6/27/19

Becky and family: I am so sorry that I will not be able to attend. I was just remembering Steve the other day recalling the Red Baron Barber Shop when I was a young lawyer at Ansel Eisenberg and Marsh on Walnut Street. Always a class act, always a gentleman, always a family man. I know you will so miss him. My heart breaks with yours.


JC posted on 6/27/19

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one, Evan. May you find comfort in the words written at Acts 24:15, where God promises to bring back to life those we have lost in death by means of a resurrection. In the near future He will also eliminate our enemy, death.(Revelation 21:4) This gives us the wonderful hope of being reunited with our loved ones, forever. Until then, I hope the memories of Evan and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.


Liz Herman posted on 6/26/19

Cory and Tricia, I’m so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. Although I don’t know him personally, it’s clear that he was very special. Thinking of you and the kids and the extended Coobs Family.


Carolyn Sharp posted on 6/26/19

Marlys I am so sorry go hear of Fred's passing. Alzheimers is such a horrible disease. Please know that I am hear for you.


Carolyn Sharp posted on 6/26/19

Sandy I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers.


Carolyn Sharp posted on 6/26/19

Sorry for your loss. Ann was such a sweet person.


Sandra (Leuchtenmacher) West posted on 6/26/19

Thoughts and prayer are with you and the family. Was so shock to hear this sad news. Will keep the family in my prayers.


Jane Metcalf posted on 6/26/19

I knew Evan through Peace UCC in Elkader Iowa as a little boy and young man. He was always full of spirit and smart! From what I read he made a wonderful life with family and career. He is gone too soon. My heartfelt condolences to you.



Paul, Lisa & Teale Pierce posted on 6/26/19

Your family is definitely in our family’s thoughts. Peace and Love to you all.


Bonnie Mingee Smith posted on 6/25/19

Dearest Sandy Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. May God bless you and give you peace and comfort. You and the family are in my prayers.


Tim and Donna Battershell posted on 6/25/19

Our sincere condolences to you all. We enjoyed getting to know Morrie through the local Life Goes On committee and the Kidney Transplant group. He was kind and caring and had a great sense of humor! It was evident that Morrie enjoyed life. We will miss him


Darlene Johnson and family. posted on 6/25/19

Sorry to hear about Morrie. We have been friends since meeting in 1960 at Franklin Jr. High . I will miss our talks that we have had over the years. My thoughts are with his family of which he was so very proud.


Alex Scheeline posted on 6/23/19

Morrie's skill, tact, and dedication were essential for the success of my research group. The most complex device we ever made was one where Morrie built what we meant, not what we drew (you can't put a 1/2" hole in a 1/4" section, he noted). A fine man (and a darn good skeet shooter!).



Lisa Miller posted on 6/23/19

Dear Sandy, my deepest condolences and prayers. I will keep you and Morris' family in my prayers. I am asking for peace and strength that can only come from heaven. Sincerely Lisa Miller and family.


Martha Roblee posted on 6/23/19

So sorry for your loss - Sympathy and peace to the Clark family. Love, Al & Martha


Teri Walle posted on 6/23/19

Morris was a stellar man and a true Christian. I ran into him several times while working at the Urbana Walmart. He always took time to talk with me, but that was his way. He took the time to speak with family and friends. You all have my heartfelt condolences.


Cheryl Peterson posted on 6/20/19

Belita and family, its a blessing that your mom had a nice long life with such a wonderful family. Best to you all. Cheryl Peterson


Debbie Cochenour posted on 6/19/19

We are so sorry for your loss xoxo



Debbie Cochenour posted on 6/19/19

She was a Beautiful woman, you know this through her daughter and grandchildren


Mike and Delaine Jimenez posted on 6/19/19

Sorry or your loss! Ann was a very special person. My mother Anna Fruhling always loved visiting with her and catching up on family members. I also have memories of visiting with her and Lucky! Just like mom, Ann had a nice long life with people that loved her. Ann Is now with the lord and her wonderful husband Lucky!



Sherry George posted on 6/19/19

Praying for the family. May God surround each family member in His glorious love and peace.


Colleen Beck-Domanico posted on 6/19/19

Ann was so much fun to be around. I loved visiting with her every summer when I was little. No words can express the hole she leaves in our family. She will be greatly missed.


arcelia watson posted on 6/18/19

Ann was a very special lady.


Joyce Wolverton posted on 6/17/19

Ann was my cousin and was such a beautiful person. I loved Ann very much. I played Euchre with her and her sister Hilda for several years before I moved to Florida. The family stories we shared were delightful and often left us in tears from laughter. As the youngest cousin in the Saathoff family, I was able to learn so much from spending time with them. They had a favorite story they told often about visiting with my parents and suddenly they couldn't find Joycie, who was about a year and a half in age. Low and behold they found me sleeping on the sidewalk laying in chicken poo. Ann will be missed.. May she rest on peace. My condolences to Belita, Martin and Emma and the rest of her family. Joyce Saathoff Wolverton.


Cheryl Harnsberger posted on 6/13/19

Tim and to the rest of the kids, I am so sorry about your Dad, he was def like a Dad to me. Never forget all the fun times at that the house. If you need anything please get a hold of me..


Mary Jane and Frank Cramer posted on 6/11/19

Sorry to read of Jennifer’s recent passing.



Dr. Dan & Elizabeth Nelson posted on 6/10/19

We are so sorry for your loss.. our prayers go with you...



Lisa Wellman posted on 6/9/19

I just found out last night that Timothy passed away. I'm so sorry for your loss. Timothy was a caring soul. I can't believe this sad news. Timothy is safely in the arms of our precious Lord Jesus Christ. I will miss Tim's kind humor and his compassion.


Judy Harriss posted on 6/9/19

I had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Fischer when I worked as the Medical Staff Coordinator at (then) Mercy Hospital. What a true gentleman with a gentle spirit, as well as a very respected physician. May God comfort your family.


Judy Harriss posted on 6/9/19

I had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Fischer when I worked at (then) Mercy Hospital as the Medical Staff Coordinator. What a true gentleman with a gentle, likable spirit, as well a a highly respected physician. May God comfort you and your family. I know we'll all see Don again.


Joy posted on 6/8/19

Very sorry to hear of Tim’s passing! Blessings to his family and friends! He will be missed!


Joy posted on 6/8/19

I am so sorry to hear of Tim’s passing! He will be missed !! Blessings to the family


Jeff Maupin family posted on 6/7/19

Our thought and prayers are with the entire Fischer family. I thought the world of Dr. Fischer. He was such a virtuous man and such a patient man. Heaven added a good one. He will be missed, but very fond memories of him. We will definitely miss him.


Ann & JB posted on 6/7/19

Our love and prayers to Sue and her family.



Jim and Sue Schiller and Family posted on 6/6/19

Our love and prayers go out to you Sue and your family. Don had a very special place in our hearts, and I know my Mother is watching over you and giving you her strength and love. May the Lord bless you and your loved ones.


Joyce Bender Schmale posted on 6/5/19

In loving memory...


Susan Jones posted on 6/5/19

My heart goes out to the Donald Fischer family. Such a kind and gentle man. Loved to hear him laugh! I am grateful to have enjoyed his friendship. Prayers to all.


Ralph & Donna Sikes posted on 6/5/19

We are sending our heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr. Fischer. He will be so missed by so many. In loving memory of Dr. Don Fischer, our beloved brother-in-law & dear friend.


David Butler posted on 6/3/19

Thoughts for you Harvey. Janet was the nicest person I have ever met.


Dan Holmer posted on 6/3/19

Tim was and will always be the welcoming face of St. Matthew Church at Sunday 5:15 mass. I first met Tim when I became an EM. I “occasionally “ would be absent from mass and need Tim to cover for me. This past January the Bears were in the playoffs and as luck would have it the game time conflicted with my EM assignment. My text to Tim was typical...”hi Tim, can you cover EM for me this Sunday?” Tim’s response was “No problem...Go Bears!” Tim just knew how to relate to everyone... how to make you smile in an instant. You immediately got the sensation he was a longtime buddy, who would do anything for you. My heart aches with sadness for you and your family Cherie. Praying for God’s comfort. Tim, Farewell for now my friend.


Vicky Burge Kittle posted on 6/3/19

Thoughts and prayers for Harvey & Janet’s Family. I have fond memories of time spent with you - Rest In Peace dear Janet.


Hal and Ann Barnhart posted on 6/3/19

Our deepest condolences to the entire Farley family.


Larry and Eileen Waters posted on 6/2/19

We were sorry to see the passing of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.


Jane Castle posted on 6/1/19

I will always remember Janet as a caring, compassionate woman who found time to send me get well wishes when she herself was enduring so much pain. My heart breaks for the family who took such loving care of her during her struggles. Rest in peace, dear Janet. You will be missed.


Woody and LaVerne Iles posted on 6/1/19

Dear Marilyn and John, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear father. There is such a special bond between fathers and daughters and I can remember the pain and loss that I felt. I'm hopeful that soon you can remember the memories of the fun times that you shared together. Your family remain in our prayers.



Karen Wilson posted on 6/1/19

Love You, Miss You.


Todd Griffith posted on 5/31/19

A spunky lady. She will be missed.


Rick and Nancy Shonkwiler posted on 5/30/19

Please accept our sincerest sympathies. Our prayers are with you all!


Tina posted on 5/30/19

Rest In Peace my friend.


Ginger Mathews Santulli posted on 5/30/19

May you Rest In Peace knowing how much you made a positive and loving difference in the lives of so many... may your sweet family and friends, old and new, know that you are with our loving Lord now with family and friends who have gone before us... may your stories and humor live among us forever being told and handed down for years to come... May the memory of you put smiles on all of our faces. Thank you, Tk... I know that God will provide the “peace that surpasses all understanding” to those hurting from the loss of you... especially to your family!!! We all love you and look forward to the day that we WILL see you again! As believers, we know this to be TRUTH! In Jesus name I pray... Amen.



Ginger Mathews Santulli posted on 5/30/19

I would like to light a candle in honor of Tim... a wonderful soul, kind friend, loving husband and father. May your soul know just how much all of your friends truly loved you and appreciated Oates your kindness... I pray for the grief of your family. May they receive the “peace that surpasses all understanding...” that only Christ can give to us! God bless you, Timmy... May you rest in peace and love!


Cindy Garmaise posted on 5/30/19

Dear Chris and family, I came upon this memorial page and had to express my condolences. I never knew your mum but I did meet her once as I was also a student in Dr. Tuveson's lab for 1 year in 1985. He spoke of you and your mum in the lab from time to time and I remember him being incredibly proud of you. Am so terribly sorry to hear of your mum's passing. Sending you and your family my sincere condolences.


Donald Braverman and Marianne Coulton posted on 5/29/19

We are very sad to learn of Christine Johnston's passing and will carry memory of her love forever in our hearts.



Carla Palazzolo posted on 5/29/19

When we attended St Matthew’s it was always wonderful to be created by Tim’s amazing smile and his firm handshake. He had an awesome laugh and a way of always making you smile! He will be missed!!


JOE CASSERLY posted on 5/29/19

So Sad!! As a longtime volunteer at 5:15 Sunday Mass, I’ll miss Tim’s smiling face and infectious personality. Rest In Peace! My condolences to the Kirkham family.


Charlotte & April McDonald posted on 5/29/19

Jenn, you had so much light and a contagious smile. I'm sorry we drifted apart. You are missed. To her family, I'm sorry.


Katie Deeds posted on 5/29/19

Dearest Colleen, entire Patton and Kirkham families, my heart aches for you all during this time. Please know I am sending you all my love and prayers. May God hold him in the palms of His hands. Peace be with you all. All my love, Katie Deeds


Bob Faenzi posted on 5/28/19

Tim has been our insurance carrier for 10 years. We have had numerous conversation about business and family. His technique was always first class and very honest. I will miss the people person he was and will remember him often with a smile. My heart goes out to his family.


Anna and Craig Stefan posted on 5/28/19

We are so very sorry for your loss. We will always remember your father and husband. He was truly one of a kind. I wish we would have done that trip to Paxton like we discussed. Proves that you should always follow through. Also, we treasure our memories from Robeson Baseball days. RIP dear friend.


rick krywokulski posted on 5/28/19

Tim, my friend. I will miss you and your glowing personality and the love of people and mostly our chats about family and the how they were everything to you. You were the essence of and definition of a great father and husband and a true model of what is important in life. I know you are with Christ and enjoying every moment and will watch over your family till we all meet again . Cherie I will be praying for you an your family and hope that you do find some comfort and peace, Your friend Rick


Angie Blakeney posted on 5/27/19

Prayers for the Kirkham family. He loved his family more than life itself. He always referred to Cherie as his beautiful bride. During our conversations he always spoke of every child and how proud he was of each and every one of them. Tim was a great friend and ALWAYS made me laugh. I will never forget his him or his friendship and the confidence that he instilled in me making me the person I am today. He was one of my very best friends. I will continue to pray for his family every single day that they will be able to cherish the memories. He loved you Cherie, Timmy, Johnnie, Kelly, Caroline and Carly (Cricket).


Phyllis Novotny posted on 5/27/19

Tim, when I started to notice your hilarious comments on the Facebook posts of a mutual friend (a high school pal of yours from Medina) I decided I wanted to have that gift of humor in my life and sent you a friend request. You responded immediately by saying you were honored. You've never disappointed in the five years since. You've lightened my life so many times with your wit, humor, zaniness, perspective, love of family and friends, and your deep abiding faith. I was honored when you told me I was fast becoming one of the best friends you've never met. I'll miss you forever, Tim. My deepest condolences to your beautiful bride and family.



Judy posted on 5/27/19

Our sincere condolences to Cherie and the rest of the family. Tim was a wonderful man and friend who always made everyone laugh. His concern and compassion for our family was always appreciated. He will always be remembered and missed. Always in our prayers The Grumish Family David, Judy, Ryan &Kensey, Eric, Renee & Michael, & Emily


Rick Netherton posted on 5/27/19

My condolences to the Kirkham family at the sudden loss of Tim. A husband, father and classmate, he will be missed deeply but never forgotten. My god bless you and give you strength thru this difficult time .


Pat Cramer posted on 5/27/19

My thoughts and prayers are with you Joe and your whole family.



Kelly Reinhardt Bonacci posted on 5/26/19

Tim, I will always remember you for your generous laugh and smile. I am so glad we were able to reconnect via Facebook five years ago and that first post I saw that made me spit my drink out laughing out loud in Panera. Your loss is a big one and I am so sorry for your family. Rest well and I will see you again one day.


Julie Buzzard posted on 5/26/19

I have no words -- very sorry for your loss.


Donna Wallace posted on 5/26/19

George was my driver when I opened my store and he knew when I would be there and when I wouldn't. Always a smile and always positive, I truly missed him when he retired. You have my deepest sympathy and prayers...


Sharon Thomas posted on 5/26/19

I am so saddened to hear of Nicki's death, she fought a long hard battle. She was one of the most kind, sweetest ladies I knew. Prayers sent to her family.



Sue Sanders posted on 5/25/19

So sorry for your loss.



Deb Garrison-Downey posted on 5/25/19

I am so sorry for your loss Susan and John. She is a beautiful girl and no words can express the loss you are going through.


Pat Shaw-Lochner posted on 5/25/19

Nicki was a sweet sweet soul. She was my friend for 47 years. She was kind and a hard worker. Nick, you will be sorely missed by all who loved you. Fly high dear friend. Until we meet again.


Craig posted on 5/24/19

George and I became friends during the time he delivered to our shop in Bartonville. I could always count on him to brighten my day and I looked forward to seeing him in the mornings. He was a good man who valued family and every day life to the fullest. So sad to hear this news, my heart goes out to the family.


kris hopple/ Fleming Door co posted on 5/24/19

So sorry to hear of George's passing. We were on his route in Bartonville and came to know him as a friend. He will be deeply missed.


John & Carolyn Dwyer. posted on 5/23/19

Scott and family. We are deeply saddened by the loss of your mother and our friend and neighbor. Your Mom was one of a kind and she certainly had a profound impact on us and other neighbors. She was a neighborhood leader and she and your Dad provided excellent examples of what great parents do. The result is clear in the wonderful son that they raised.



Millie Rose posted on 5/23/19

Bob was such a wonderful man to work with. Loved how excited he was when Isotech won the Thank Goodness it’s Monday award. He was always singing and a positive amazing man. God has a great man.


Peggy Goerne posted on 5/22/19

When I was living in Champaign, I became acquainted with Norma through our mutual friend, Shirley Smiddy. We enjoyed many wonderful visits and a trip together to Kankakee to meet Shirley for lunch. Both wonderful ladies who showed the importance of friendship. Norma was fun to be with and a special person. .My deepest sympathy to all of you.


Martin & Darla Mintz posted on 5/22/19

Darla and I send our deepest condolences to Ken and the rest of the family. We always heard the stories of what a wonderful husband and father he was.


Tom & Cheryl Noonan posted on 5/22/19

Our hearts are heavy with the news of Steve passing. As Wheaton Football parents, we enjoyed our four years of games and get togethers with the extraordinary Wills family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. Sincerely, Tom and Cheryl Noonan


Steven Rittenhouse posted on 5/22/19

We wish we could attend the celebration of Shirley's life but our grandson is graduation from high school this weekend in White Hall, Illinois. We will never forget Shirley and Warren.


Steven Rittenhouse posted on 5/22/19

Warren is my uncle and the last of his generation. I'll always remember his smile and going to his farm east of Urbana with dad. He love farming and his family.


Steve and Karen Miller posted on 5/22/19

Barb and Family, We were so sorry to hear of Penn's passing. We are some of the last of the old guard at the club. We had to miss Penn's celebration Saturday because of a long standing prior commitment, but we share Penn's support of the Don Moyer's Boy's Club and have made a contribution in Penn's name. Hope you are holding up with all of this. Steve and Karen Miller


Corben Rice posted on 5/22/19

Thank you so much Bob for being my friend. Thank you for your questions that you always knew more about than you let on. Thank you for your genuine kindness. Thank you for teaching me the correct way to peel a banana. You will always be a part of me.


JoLynn Baldwin posted on 5/21/19

Norma was such a lovely lady. She was always so kind to me and my family. I haven't seen her in twenty or more years but will never forget her smile and kindness. She spoke highly of you, Scott, when you were a young teenager. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Ann Neely posted on 5/21/19

For a lengthy period of time, Norma was a well respected dedicated counselor at Parkland. Loved by her counseling colleagues.



Thomas and Debbie Morgan posted on 5/21/19

So sorry to hear of the passing of Steve. Our sincere condolences to Joellyn and the boys. We were Riverbend neighbors for some time and good friends. Being from Western Kentucky and he from Southern Indiana, we had a lot in common from growing up in the area. Steve would always bring us fresh sweet southern Indiana peaches when he visit there in the summer. Steve was a go-getter and always displayed that infectious smile. We enjoyed our friendly basketball fan feud regarding UK and IU. He will be missed greatly by his family and community. RIP Steve.



Thomas and Debbie Morgan posted on 5/21/19

Our sincere condolences to Joellyn and his sons on the passing of Steve. We were Riverbend neighbors and good friends. We were from Western Kentucky and Steve from Southern Indiana so we had a lot in common growing up in the area. He would always bring us fresh sweet peaches from Southern Indian when he visited there in the summer. Steve was a go-getter and always displayed that infectious smile. I being a UK fan and he a IU loyalist, we had good times out bragging each other about our basketball teams. The family and community are going to miss a good one!! RIP Steve.


Terry posted on 5/20/19

A truly GREAT lady that I was blessed to know. Although my time with her was brief, its never been forgotten. She is now reunited with her one and only sweetheart. I’m sorry that I just found out about her passing.



Judy Grumish posted on 5/20/19

Scott, Julie, Drew, and Lauren, our prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Norma was such a great lady and we enjoyed our conversations with her. She was the kind of person one feels that they have known all their life. She was so easy to talk to and always put a smile on our faces. Our condolences, The Grumishes - Uncle David, Aunt Judy, Ryan and Kensey, Eric, Renee and Michael, and Emily


Carolyn Brown posted on 5/20/19

Linda and Bob so sorry for your loss.


Brad Hastings posted on 5/20/19

Norma, daughter of golf pro "Wally" Apple, first counselor at Parkland College, none could not hold a candle to you--I learned so much from you as did we all at Parkland. You are loved by the entire counseling staff, colleagues, college personnel, friends, and your students. We miss youl.


Dan Teague posted on 5/20/19

Saddened by this news, Steve was a good friend and neighbor growing up in Sandborn. We played basketball every day after school. Sometimes his Dad joined us after his bus run. Steve was liked by everyone in town. Lost track of him in later life but never forgot our friendship. Prayers to his family.


janice Schofield Bronnenberg posted on 5/19/19

As a fellow classmate of North Knox High School class of 1967, i would like to express my condolences to Steve's family. he was always so kind and smart.


Larry and Eileen Waters posted on 5/19/19

We have known your family for many years and your loss is great. Steve was a very giving kind person and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, Larry & Eileen Waters.


Tim Millage posted on 5/19/19

Steve was a genuinely nice man. He helped many students in Mahomet while on the school board by providing excellent community service and prudent, common sense leadership. He was a good man that you could always count on for advice and action.


Kent & Jeanne Waggoner posted on 5/18/19

You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of grief and loss.


Ken Taylor posted on 5/18/19

My deepest sympathies. It was always great seeing Penn driving around with top down on his convertible.


Linda and Bob posted on 5/17/19

Mom... thank you for being a good mother. We miss you but can’t help smiling thinking of how happy you are with Dad, Carol, your parents and LuElla and ...many friends. We bet you danced into Heaven! Miss you. Love you ...until we meet again. ❤️


LaVerne Berry Iles posted on 5/17/19

Hi Linda, I wanted you to know how sorry I am about the loss of your dear mother. I also lost my mom when she was in her 90s, so hopefully some day soon you will be able to focus on all of the years that you were together sharing wonderful events together. You will be in my prayers.


Tom Ulen posted on 5/16/19

Dear Randy and family, I'm so very sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of meeting your father, Randy, but I know how much he meant to you and you to him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. All the very best wishes.


ELAINE posted on 5/16/19

Danna, my deepest condolences to and your family. I did not know your father personally, however it sounds like he was a great man and lived a beautiful life. Continue to hold your head up and walk proud in remembrance of your father. Elaine


Jeff O'Barr posted on 5/16/19

Keeping your family in my prayers. May God's peace be with you in this time.


Michael Grossman posted on 5/15/19

Rosalyn "Rosie," Peggy and I send our sincere condolences on the loss of your brother. We've known you for more than 50 years, but we also knew Hervin while he was our postman. A fine man. Our thoughts are with you. MikeG


Ken and Lauri McCoy posted on 5/15/19

Thoughts and prayers Randy and Susan.



Leslie Havens posted on 5/15/19

Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.


Carol Bradstreet posted on 5/14/19

So sorry to hear about Hervin. I worked at the Post Office with him, taking around the mail to all the letter carriers. He was always so nice and pleasant. I always enjoyed when the guys would start telling their tales about life on their routes.


Bob and Donna Nichols posted on 5/14/19

Hervin always enjoyed the Block Family Reunions. So sorry to hear of his passing. May the family find peace and comfort in his faith.


Lee McDonald posted on 5/14/19

Dear Bob and Dee Dee, Our condolences on the loss of Bob's father. He sounded like a great guy and the leader of the McCleary clan. Sue and I are so sorry that we can't attend the visitation. We are in South Carolina this week and read the newspaper online on Sunday. All our best, Sue and Lee


Megan Holland posted on 5/13/19

Penn's positivism and support for the C-U Symphony was just a delight. I truly loved to have him on the board and work with him and see him daily. Hugs to you Cindy and family - I know he will be missed.


Megan Holland posted on 5/13/19

Chuck was a ray of sunshine as a volunteer escort at Carle for many years - we truly enjoyed having him on the team and it was so sad when he retired his red vest. Hugs to you Jan and family.


Kathy Lee Corry posted on 5/13/19

Your loving parents had a great impact on my life. I remember them allowing me to join the family trip attending a program starring Nancy @ Maryville college. I don't ever remember laughing so much! Your momma said that your Daddy walked like he was afraid he'd poop a tiger and it would attack him. On that trip my love for the Smokies was born. One of my deepest regrets are that I am unable to attend his service and {{{HUG}}} y'all. You have my deepest sympathies and prayers during this difficult time. I'm sure there will be lots of belly laughs as you remember your precious Daddy.



Lisa Daley posted on 5/13/19

He was an amazing neighbors ever..kindest, funny, loving and I could go on forever. He will be so missed.❤


William Shoemaker posted on 5/12/19

So sorry for you family's loss. He had a lovely family. They were all great members of the community of Tolono. My wife and I share our sincere condolences. Bill and Barb Shoemaker


Mary Ann Riggle posted on 5/10/19

Mark,my condolences on the loss of your Mother.


Karen posted on 5/10/19

Max and Faye were my neighbors on Worcester Drive in Champaign for 15 years. I have many fond memories of them.


Neila posted on 5/9/19

I worked with Max at the Assembly Hall for many years. He had so much knowledge about the building and it’s construction and was always willing to shared with us, the new workers. I enjoyed very much working wit him. I am going to miss him.


Dawn Jensen Dabler & David Jensen posted on 5/8/19

Mrs. Miller was such an awesome teacher and lady. My family has wonderful memories of her.


Nancy Dewey posted on 5/8/19

Max was a kind and gentle man. I enjoyed working with him at the Assembly Hall. You have my sympathy for your loss.


Ronald Flack posted on 5/8/19

Ron and Daniele send their deepest condolences to Barb and all her family on the passing of our dear friend, and Ron's Fraternity Brother, Penn Nelson. We have fond memories our your visit to Paris and our dinner together. We are thinking of you. Ron and Daniele



Mautee posted on 5/7/19

My fondest memories were of 2 times.We would come up for a visit and she would make amazing cinnamon rolls.The other time was she and Uncle George watched us while Courtney was being born and we had to head to the basement because there was a tornado siren going off. She was a devoted mother,seamstress,cook and lived a life filled with love:) RIP Aunt Lois


Janet Doubler Ward posted on 5/7/19

So sorry to hear of your loss. I have fond memories of fifth grade with Mrs. Miller and still appreciate how she taught me to love words and books...she was such a positive influence on me, and I'm sure many other of her former students feel the same.


Vicki Stevens posted on 5/7/19

Karen, Margie, Theresa, Celia and Ted, What wonderful lifetime memories I have of your entire family! My deepest sympathy to all of you.


Kenneth Brooks posted on 5/6/19

Sorry for your loss. My mother, deceased, was Myrtle Cooper Brooks sister of Leonard Cooper. As a teenager in the 60's I made it known that after graduating high school I planned on joining the military. Because of that Mom showed me photos of Leonard in uniform and told me some stories of Leonard, John, Clyde and Walter being in the military. I write this because Florence and Mom were family. Peace!


Kenneth Brooks posted on 5/6/19

Sorry for your loss.


Julie A Mull-Hite posted on 5/6/19

Penn was an awesome mentor. When I bought my Norrell franchise in 1989, Penn and his staff helped me unselfishly get started and trained me to be successful. He was a man of integrity and a good friend. He will be missed! God bless you all.


LaVERNE Musselman posted on 5/6/19

Margie, so sorry for your loss. Randy had good things to say about you and your family. A friend noticed your mother's obit in the Champaign paper and saw she was from Manlius. You and Rick take care. LaVerne Musselman


Kate Blaisdell Hewitt posted on 5/6/19

I’m sorry to hear of your mon’s passing. I have such fond memories of time spent visiting your family. Even as a child, your mom’s sewing expertise impressed me.


Ron DeBrock posted on 5/6/19

An articulate, gracious woman, Mrs. Miller has been a leading catalyst of my career. All of our worlds are better because they touched hers.



Tamika Dorris posted on 5/5/19

I remember my calls from her always late at night after 10pm Florence: hey Tamika this is trouble calling you Me: lol hey trouble why you not sleep Florence: well I'm looking for Shakiah lol Or the time she called me late to tell me to bring her a hot fudge Sundae and dont tell anyone cause she know she's not supposed to have it. Her personality was amazing she will be missed.


Joey and Dick Lord posted on 5/5/19

Penn was such a good human being! He was busy doing so many worthwhile things that the Lord is very pleased with him! He was a kind and giving person and always had a smile. We are thinking of you Barb and girls, and you have our great sympathy!


Monica Reck posted on 5/5/19

So sorry to find this out so late. My sympathies to the family. I am Jack’s first cousin, daughter of Ceil and Bud Giblin. I have so many fond memories of Jack and I’m sorry we lost touch. RIP, Jack.


Bill Green posted on 5/5/19

He was such a fine Gentleman. I alway enjoyed my time talking with him.


Pattsi Petrie posted on 5/5/19

Barb, Michele, and Cindy, your husband and father has done so much for this community that is lasting and for which all can be proud.


Bobbie (Joop) Burr posted on 5/4/19

I fondly remember Mrs Markstahler during my years with Michelle in Central High School’s marching band. She was like a second Mom to the clarinet section! Condolences to the family


Lindsey & Bella posted on 5/4/19

Love you & miss you.


Annetta Ross-Webber posted on 5/4/19

Cecelia and family. I want to extend my deepest sympathy . May God give you strengh and comfort during this time.


Pat and bob shoop posted on 5/3/19

The memory I have of barb and penn are during the time I was Barb’s roommate and we went down to find two gentlemen waiting for us penn was grinning ear to ear as he had planned the evening as a surprise for us. We had many fun times in penns home in mpls again that same smile which we will never forget. His energy and kindness was infrctous.



Cheryl Sheahan posted on 5/3/19

You will be missed so much. You were the best boss anyone could ever have. My thoughts are with you and the entire community as they will never fill the void left behind .



Dail Mashek posted on 5/2/19

I wish I could of given you one more hug ....



Dail Mashek posted on 5/2/19

I will miss you greatly:( wish I could of came but was always glad to see you at the reunions wish I could of given you one more hug...:,(


Kathy Sarnecki posted on 5/2/19

Dear Cathie, I'm not sure you will remember me but I am a long time friend of Karen Ulbrich's & saw you on several occasions. I recently saw this online & wanted to send my deepest condolences. I will keep the repose of the soul of Dana in prayer as well as the peace & comfort of you & the family.


Joey and Dick Lord posted on 5/1/19

Howard, you were such a dear friend! We've known you since we came to town in 1965. We lived in Urbana then and went to Urbana Presbyterian Church with you and Carol. We were in same social group and had such a great time singing, dancing, laughing. You were precious and we'll see you soon old buddy! Love you!!


Edmund Patrick McKee posted on 5/1/19

I served with Dana in the 182nd ASOC , Illinois Air National Guard for many years. He was a fine man .


Marilee Williams posted on 4/30/19

So sorry to hear about your hubby. And I so wanted to come with Lynn the funeral. Will keep you in my prayers. I often think back about the fun we had in New Orleans with the chorus. We all need to remember how blessed we are when we have good health. Lynn gave me your address - will send you a Christmas card.


Sue Wetzel Gavin posted on 4/30/19

Dear Cathie and family, I am so sorry to learn of Dana’s death. I think he was a wonderful man and know that you will miss him very much.


Gary Rogaliner posted on 4/30/19

I send my most heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Dana was one of my closest friends in the ILANG and I was shocked and saddened to learn of his passing. I have only the fondest memories of our time spent together in Peoria (and elsewhere!). He was kind, witty, generous, and selfless. In fact, he was one of the most decent human beings I have ever known. I will truly miss him.


Steve and Susan Hays posted on 4/30/19

We are so sorry to hear of Dana's passing. What an outstanding man he was in so many ways. Rex and Mary Lou thought so much of Dana. We hope the many memories you have will help you through this difficult time.


Omar Lehr posted on 4/30/19

Dana was my commander in the 182 ASOC. He was an excellent commander and friend. I will miss him. I still remember him lecturing a young troop about fulfilling his obligations. I was glad it was not me. A good man!


Joseph Vincent Freehill posted on 4/29/19

From a perspective of a relative who didn’t know Dick well, my interaction with the guy was from family reunions, weddings, and all too many funerals. He was a keeper of a cousin! I always enjoyed his wit, stories, and his pride of being a Freehill. Good on ya Dick and a life well lived. My wife Linda and I pass on our sympathies to his family❤️


Janet Babb Robey posted on 4/29/19

Your memories will always be with me. May you have the rest and peace you deserve. Uncle Don, my condolences and prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.


Dave Arends posted on 4/29/19

Great childhood memories growing up with the entire family. Sympathies to all.



Judith Rhoades Edminster posted on 4/29/19

Stories my Dad—your Uncle Harlan—told me about playing with you and your brothers on the Rhoades family farm when he came home from college for the summer.


Joyce Doris posted on 4/29/19

The Stephen Decatur Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution expresses their sympathy in the passing of Georganne to her family and to her local chapter of the D.A.R.


Joyce Doris posted on 4/29/19




Jos Country Diner posted on 4/29/19

You are in our prayers!


Tom Bready posted on 4/29/19

Dear Freehill family, So sorry to have learned about Dick,s passing in March. He was a very well liked and respected man in so many aspects of life. Whenever there was any kind of gathering of relatives, I always knew who Dick was and could easily talk to him, even if I hadn't seen him for a few years. He lead a full life and did more than most men could even imagine accomplishing I sure didn't know he had been dealing with various health issues over the last few years. May God bless his family and know he will be remembered for a very long time. With sincere sympathy, Tom and Mary Bready and family (Grandson of Tom and Anne McDonough. .


Thom & Teri McCumber posted on 4/29/19

Deepest condolences to Cathie and family. We remember Dana as an outstanding man and a good friend to Doug McCumber and his family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.


Clayton & Judy Harriss posted on 4/29/19

Cathie and family, and Richard & family: So sorry to hear about Dana. Our hearts are breaking for you. Sending prayers and love.


Jennifer Bennett Bender posted on 4/29/19

Dear Cathie and family.... you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with the loss of your husband, dad , brother , grandpa and friend. I fondly remember him as the Methodist youth group leader when I was a freshman in high school. You had 25 to30 kids there every other week and we had fun along with learning more about our Lord ,Jesus Christ. Thank you for for being a great role model for us all, Danna. Go rest high on that mountain... your work on earth here is done. ♥️✝️


Larry Warren, MGen (Retired), Past State Commander posted on 4/29/19

Although I have not seen Dana for several years (I live in Missouri), I am truly sorry to hear of his loss. It was my honor to have served with and flown with him during our years in the Illinois Air National Guard. Dana was one of many really good and very talented folks who served there.


Alice Harris Althaus posted on 4/29/19

Thresa was just a little sister who was usually just in the way as we older kids played but she became a trusted friend when we were young women with new babies and many of the same issues. Precious memories...


Nick and Carolyn Gordon posted on 4/28/19

Dear Anne, Joan, Mary, Alice, Jack, Jane and Tom, We send our condolences on the passing of your Mother, Betty. Pleasant memories come to mind even back to the days when Betty and John were dating when I visited the home of my Aunt Sta and Uncle Harold as a young boy. Carolyn and I remember Betty as always friendly, gracious and accomplished. A Mass will be offered for Betty and John in the Abbey Church of Marmion Abbey in Aurora, Illinois. We are in Nashville for the First Holy Communion of our Grand-Daughter, Olivia, so regrettably, we won't be able to attend your Mother's funeral. We will be praying that she rest in the loving presence of Our Lord. Nick and Carolyn Gordon


Nick and Carolyn Gordon posted on 4/28/19



Dale A DeMott, LtCol, USAF (Ret) posted on 4/28/19

I flew with Dana for many years in the ANG. He was a great comrade and person. God bless the family. I truly share your grief and loss.


Jan Sprinkle posted on 4/28/19

She was an inspiration every Sunday! She always said Jan I love to hear your amen's! She would give the best hugs! She will be greatly missed!


Lin Rice posted on 4/28/19

RIP Aunt Virginia, Don’t know if they have WiFi where you are. If so, you lives a good long life, well done. And when you run into Mom and Grandma Hardy, please tell them they are missed as I know you will be.


Jim Morrison posted on 4/28/19

Dana was my Commander and very good friend. We were on many deployments together and summer camps. Many a time we would just sit and chat and got to know each others families. We deployed to Kuwait, Afghanistan and even Hawaii had the best of times and some of the worst, but made it through with a smile. He was my friend and I will miss him.


Cammy Seguin posted on 4/28/19

I am so very sorry to learn of Dana's passing. We said a prayer for your family at church (Tuscola UM) today. I'm also keeping you all in my prayers.


Marsha Graham Strader posted on 4/28/19

I enjoyed Dana so much as he was growing up with my brother. He was a dear family friend who added much joy to our lives! I am so sorry for your loss, Cathie.


Lesley McCollam-Butler posted on 4/28/19

Danna, Erica and Cathie, I was so sad to hear about Dana’s passing. He was such a sweet man and will be missed by many. Please know you’re all in my thoughts and I’m praying for your peace and comfort. Much love, Lesley


Jenny (Stone) North posted on 4/27/19

So sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.


Kathy and Dale Albin posted on 4/27/19

Our hearts are aching for all of you, Cathie, Erica, Danna and your families. What wonderful memories of a good man, husband, father and grandpa!! Please know that you’re in our prayers. Kathy and Dale Albin


JIM NIEWOLD posted on 4/27/19

Was certainly saddened to hear of Chuck's passing. I last saw him as they were leaving The Other Guys 50th Anniversary concert on 3/30. I have known he and Jan since they chaperoned a 4-H leadership trip to DC, sometime way back in the early 70's. I always enjoyed visiting with Chuck as he recruited students at the IL Pork Expo, including my son. More recently,totally by accident, we were "seat neighbors" at Illini Basketball games for 10 years or so...before the remodeling. We certainly miss visiting with them and the others we got to know. Chuck will never be forgotten by the many students that he helped at the UI. I will miss his positive attitude and quick wit, whenever our paths crossed. Rest in Peace, Friend.


David Dahl posted on 4/26/19

This news saddened me. The Olsons lived across the street from us for many years and were a very nice family.


Donna Mackey posted on 4/26/19

My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this sad time in your life.


Tim Clancy posted on 4/26/19

Condolences and love to the entire, amazing, Hobbs family. Much love.


Karen F Folk posted on 4/25/19

The JBT Fellowship was what brought me back to Illinois in 1988. I never saw Chuck without receiving a warm welcome and his making me feel part of the ACES family. My condolences to Jan, your children and grandchildren.


Nancy Wonders posted on 4/25/19

Jane, Alice, Mary and Emily, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am holding each of you close to my heart and praying you will be very tender and compassionate to yourselves. Much comfort and peace to all of you


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Melissa Schafroth posted on 4/24/19

You have my deepest sympathy. She is happy and healthy and free of all the pain. Take care. God Bless you all❤️


Suzanne Norvell posted on 4/23/19

My sincerest condolences to all of you. Dean Olson was a great human being and is one of those people that will be etched in my memory for a lifetime. He had a true servant's heart. I was a JBT scholar in the college of Ag from 1988-1992. Each time he and I met, he made me feel like the most important person in the room. I'm certain he did that for every student who knew him. What a gift he was to all the college students who had the privilege to interact with him. God bless.


Sharon Pyle posted on 4/22/19

The Michael Hillegas Chapter NSDAR sends deepest sympathy to the family of Honorary State Regent Georganne Spurling Marty.


Sharon Pyle posted on 4/22/19

With heartfelt thoughts and deepest sympathy.


Sharon Pyle posted on 4/22/19

With great sadness and deepest sympathy. Illinois DAR has lost a leader and role model.


dave roesch posted on 4/22/19

so sorry for your loss. As a past employee of the assembly hall I have seen her name on many documents in the archives I have gone thru. she was well liked there. I do have a few pictures of her from her time there if you would like them. please email me your email address and i will send what I have.


Roscoe and Ann Pershing posted on 4/22/19

Jan, we were so sorry to hear about the loss of another great ILLINI, a great Administrator in the College of ACES, a true helper and friend of so many students that he loved dearly, and a great friend to us and so many others. His life was filled with love for others and so many wonderful and helpful contributions. We will miss him! Our hearts go out to you and all your family in sympathy and in love.


Frank Holcomb posted on 4/21/19

I did not know Georganne well but she was always friendly to me and she was always smiling. My condolences to the family and may she rest in peace.


Scott Gehlbach posted on 4/21/19

I heard through my mother of Dean Olson’s passing. I am very sorry for your loss. Dean Olson was one of the most important people during my undergraduate years at Illinois from 1985 to 1989. I was an early JBT Scholarship recipient, and I worked in the college office for over two years—much of it helping to administer the JBT program. I was at the time wrestling with my own career goals, and I remember many conversations in which we would discuss various possibilities. After Illinois but before graduate school, I worked in Prague and Budapest for three years. Dean Olson apparently thought my experiences would be interesting to others in the college, and remarkably he arranged for me to give a lunchtime talk for faculty and other guests during one of my trips back to Illinois. As a faculty member now myself, I appreciate what an unusual experience this was for a 20-something with little experience directly relevant to the mission of the college. I enjoyed reading the obituary in the News-Gazette. I remember Dean Olson at state fairs, and I can easily picture him in Illini gear elsewhere around the country, hoping to run into somebody with a connection to the university. Please know what your husband, father, grandfather, and brother meant to me and to so many others. I miss him.


Sally Weeks posted on 4/21/19

Sincere condolences to Georganne's family. I was lucky to have worked with her at The Courier in Urbana. After the newspaper folded, my father ended up on a committee that interviewed her for a job at the U of I. Seeing the Courier connection, he asked me about her and commented on how impressed he had been with her professionalism and forthrightness during the interview. Again, my condolences.


Hayden Edwards posted on 4/21/19

Thank you for making my exchange year at U of I rewarding, special and safe. I maintain my connection with my brothers at alpha gamma rho which you arranged personally. RIP.


Renita Jones Anderson posted on 4/20/19

Dean Olson had the greatest positive impact on my college experience in the late 1980s, and I have such fond memories of working with him on the JBT program during that time. With deepest sympathy to Jan, the girls, and Louise.


Pat Thomas posted on 4/20/19

Charlie will be greatly missed. His wit usually had us laughing long after they had left or we had headed home to Northern IL. Stay strong Olson Family you are in everyone's prayers and thoughts.


Kelly Brown posted on 4/20/19

Dear Christine Olson, You and your family are in our hearts and minds. In this sorrowful time, my family would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences and prayers. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones. With love Kelly Brown and Family of New York


Richard C. Rayburn posted on 4/20/19

I met Tom when I first graduated from U of I and worked in Ag Extension in Mason County; he was in 4-H at then time. I Was privileged to know him better when he and Peggy moved to Champaign. Tom was a Gentle Man and a gentleman. He was known for his integrity, honesty and abilities. He was a most respected Farm Manager and known for his good and thoughtful decisions. His service to community is legend. I will miss the many conversations we shared and look back fondly at some of the pleasant times we had together. Richard


Russ Weathers posted on 4/19/19

To the family of Chuck Olson, my sincere condolence. It way privilege to have worked with Dr. Olson in his role at the University of Illinois. He was a great friend and his commitment to helping students further their academic experiences though learning beyond the campus was one of his great contributions to education. I am saddened to learn of his death.


Winnie Stortzum, ARA posted on 4/19/19

I was sorry to learn of Tom's passing. He was a true gentleman and a kind friend. I was always amazed at Tom's breadth of knowledge on so many different subjects. I first met Tom through Mac Boyd, with whom I worked for 36 years at Boyd Real Estate and then Farmers National Company. Tom and Mac worked together early in their careers at the Champaign National Bank. They shared a great friendship---Tom even came to visit Mac at the hospital on the day that Mac died. Mac would relate many of the experiences and fond memories that he shared with Tom over their years of working together. Mac respected Tom greatly and admired his work ethic and knowledge of agriculture. I will miss Tom's visits and phone calls and give my deepest sympathy to his loved ones and friends. Winnie Stortzum, ARA


Karen Campbell Motsinger posted on 4/19/19

I was sad to read of the loss of another great Illini. He was so much fun to be around and such a strong supporter of students! My family particularly appreciated his dedication to the JBT Scholarship Program. He has left a legacy in the lives of the students and countless others whose lives he touched. We will be praying for your family during this time of loss.


Susan Irick posted on 4/19/19

Georganne was along serving member of Seven Confederate Knights UDC chapter. She loved heritage and history. It was my pleasure to meet her once although we corresponded many times. She will be missed.


Richard Meyer posted on 4/19/19

Georgeanne was a great supporter of the DAR Schools. I remember her great kindness whenever she would come to Hillside School and when I would see her at Continental Congress. You have my deepest sympathies in your loss.


Rodger Ferguson posted on 4/19/19

My condolences to the family. I just learned of Tom's departure to Haven. Years ago I often had coffee with Tom at Carmen's . He often mentioned his farm around Havana. Always very pleasant to exchange words with. Recently I sat with him at Morrey Hecker's Funeral. He was still his pleasant self. We talked about where he had coffee now at the Hen House. You have many fond memories of a fine man. Sincerely Rodger Ferguson


WILLARD R HELANDER, Wheaton, IL posted on 4/19/19

I had the pleasure of meeting Georgeanne at perhaps her last IL DAR state conference and found her truly delightful... the sparkle in her eyes revealed her kindness and interest in others. Daughters from metro Chicago and throughout IL thought the world of her. She contributed much and will be greatly missed.


Ardy (Bjorling) Lange posted on 4/18/19

We were in classes together at ROVA for many years; I have many memories of academics, band, chorus, musicals, jam sessions, senior trip, all of them made brighter with Charles' good nature, wit, and smiles. Jan and family, Louise and family, may God's promises comfort you now and in the future...



Michael England posted on 4/18/19

Ever since our years as fellow KnoxCo. 4-H members and Ag colleagues at illinois you were always that great friend with a friendly greeting and inviting smile I'll always miss the fun times until we can share them again Chuck !!


Leah Gher Stickels posted on 4/18/19

As I was growing up, my family was neighbors to his in the 60's & 70's. Then a few years ago I saw him walking at Lake of the Woods and stopped to visit with him. He was a wonderful man and so kind. My deepest condolences to his family.


Lanita Harris posted on 4/18/19

I had the good fortune to know Georganne Marty through DAR. Enjoyed getting to know her on the great bus trips. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed.


Ann Stier posted on 4/18/19

Deepest sympathy to all of you. It is never an easy thing to lose a lovely person in your life. We all appreciated having known her. Most sincerely


Sara and Keith Kelley posted on 4/18/19

To the Olson Family: We join countless others in mourning the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. We feel privileged to have known Chuck as a U of I colleague, but most importantly we cherished his friendship. Chuck always brought out the best in others. His support and loyalty of family, friends, and his alma mater will always be remembered. Sending our heartfelt condolences.


Lisa Klaus posted on 4/18/19

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Dean Olsen was the best!! As a student at University of Illinois 30 years ago, I can attest to the impact he had on so many lives. His kindness has never been forgotten. Prayers to you all!!


Karen Shaner posted on 4/18/19

So sad to hear about Dean Olson. Such a wonderful man, always willing to say hi to and to listen to anyone and everyone! Personally, he made a great impact on me. Encouraged me to apply to ACES and made me feel confident and comfortable at such a large campus away from home. He will be greatly missed.


J. Gordon Bidner posted on 4/18/19

Chuck Olsen, was a dedicated, loyal, and compassionate servant as he fulfilled his roles at the University of Illinois. He simply 'made a difference' in the lives he touched. May he Rest in Peace and his family achieve Comfort from his life well lived. In Christ's Love, Sandi and Gordon Bidner


Andrea H Beller posted on 4/17/19

So sorry to hear this. Chuck was the sweetest friendliest man! Sincere condolences.


Anne Stites posted on 4/17/19

So sorry to hear of this. Chuck Olson was a terrific person who knew everyone and made you feel special. Jan/Girls/Louise -- My prayers are with you at this time.


Brian Deverman posted on 4/17/19

Dean Olson was one of the most influential people in my college career as well as my professional career. I’ve never met anyone that put others before himself the way he did. He will be truly missed. Prayers to the family.


Susan and Ken Knapp posted on 4/17/19

Jan, Chuck will always be remembered as ACES greatest cheerleader. He was such an inspiration to both our children, Kevin and Katie. Our sympathy to all of your family.


Harley Hepner posted on 4/17/19

Sorry for the family's loss, but what a wonderful man. He was so friendly and helpful during my time at the University and beyond. Treasure the great memories together.


Linda Asmussen Radecki posted on 4/17/19

My condolences to the Olson family. I had the privilege of working in the College of Ag as a student and it was always a happy day when Dean Olson was in the office. Memories of his warmth and kindness remain all these years later. -I-N-I, Dean Olson!


Marcella Nance posted on 4/17/19

One cannot think of Mumford Hall without thinking of Dean Olson. His constant presence, his infectious smile, and his engaging conversation always made any day more enjoyable. Those of us who regarded Mumford Hall as our second home will remember him always with fondness and appreciation. My sincere condolences to Jan and family. I wish you peace following this long and arduous journey.


Mike and Carol Hutjens posted on 4/17/19

I appreciated Dean Olson's commitment to the JBT program to schedule students, talk with parents, and always a positive experience. He was a personal and professional co-worker.


Gary C. Peterson posted on 4/17/19

I regret to learn about the passing of Charles. I am an ILLINI and a 1959 ACES alumni. I was raised on a farm 2.5 miles from the Olson farm near Oneida and a 1955 ROVA graduate. We rode the same school bus for 2-3 years. ROVA had many ILLINI agriculture alumni. Sorry for the loss. Gary C. Peterson Quincy, IL


Beth Patterson posted on 4/17/19

So sorry to learn of his passing. Dean Olsen was a great help to me while on campus as I navigated a large university and adjusted to college life. His presence was immense and he will be missed by many in the College of Ag. Peace be with you in this time of sorrow.


Dan and Elizabeth Nelson and family posted on 4/17/19

We are all very sorry to read of Chuck’s passing.. our prayers go out to all of you.


JIM TRAUB posted on 4/17/19

Sorry to hear of Chucks passing. Knew him as a fellow student, later as a Dean, and most recently when he assisted my wife and i at CARLE.


Cammy Seguin posted on 4/17/19

So shocked to learn of Charlie's passing. I am so very sorry. My sincere condolences go to Jan and family.


Hilary (Breeze) Rhoes posted on 4/17/19

I have very fond memories of family scavenger hunts with the Olsens as a kid. :) Chuck's smile was contagious. Holding your family all in the light as you grieve this great loss and celebrate his life.


Derek Strunk posted on 4/17/19

So sorry for your loss. Dean Olson was a great guy and mentor. He showed that he cared for anyone he spoke to with the questions he asked. I greatly appreciate his guidance while I was a student and would not be where I am today if it weren't for Dean Olson. He will be greatly missed.


Dominique De Meyere posted on 4/17/19

Toutes mes condoléances à la famille Olson. Chuck was a wonderful host dad during my exchange year in Champaign in 1992. All my thoughts to Janice and his 3 daughters. Dominique


Sarah Adams posted on 4/17/19

He was the master of puns and loved to make people smile. Thinking of Jan, Louise and his family. May these memories bring you comfort.


Bill and Charlotte Day posted on 4/17/19

We are so sorry to hear about carols passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Kelly (Rankin) McCormick posted on 4/17/19

Dean Olson can only be described as a walking smile. He made you feel special, smart, and talented every time you walked into his office. He will be missed.


Wayne Banwart posted on 4/16/19

Jan, So sorry to learn of Chuck's passing. He was a very special friend and colleague. I know the recent times have been difficult and you faced them with courage and love. Blessings to you and your family.


Randal S. Fransen posted on 4/16/19

Thank goodness for men like Tom Heinhorst. Tom was a gentleman, a professional, a student, a servant, a friend. I am very thankful that Tom and I crossed paths.



Kristi Chew posted on 4/16/19

Uncle Tom was a wonderful example of God, Family, Work and his life exhibited that....he will be missed..


Mercy Home for Boys & Girls posted on 4/15/19

On behalf of Fr. Scott Donahue and Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Joan Reiser. May the angels lead her into paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome her and take her to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem.


Tom Kahle posted on 4/15/19

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Always enjoyed our conversations and working with him. Tom Kahle and Steve Kahle


Dan and Teresa Zwicker posted on 4/14/19

Jan and family. So sorry for your loss.


Don & Doris Cochran posted on 4/14/19

A real gentleman, a great client during his working career and most of all a friend.


Silvia Walper posted on 4/14/19

Dear Julia O'Neill and family, my sincere condolences to the death of your husband and father Terry. I don't know whether you remember me. I am one of the German students who lived in your house on 509 South Elm Street in 1985 and 1986. I came back in the summer and fall of 86 and you and Terry generously let me stay at your house in Tom's room. I thought of you every once in a while and wondered how you might be. But last week - I don't. know exactly why- I decided to google you. In the afternoon I found the photo of you attending a game where your son played, but when I wanted to show your photo to my husband and daughter in the evening the news article in the gazette showed up. I feel very sorry and will always think of your husband as a very generous, calm and relaxed person. When our basement was flooded on Elm Street he immediately came to our rescue. I will think of the baseball games we watched when I stayed with you. Your son Dan was only about 8 years old at that time. I am grateful that I got to know you both when I was a young exchange student and for the generosity you offered to me. Wishing you and your family all the best Silvia Walper, Cologne Germany


Deborah Piovan posted on 4/14/19

We will miss Tom. I didn't meet him often, due to the distance, but everytime I learnt something new from him. Through anecdotes and stories he could always pass on precious information and wise suggestions. I will always remember the sense of discipline he emanated: a man to whom weakness was unknown. Farewell Tom, and thank you.


pattsi petrie posted on 4/13/19

Jason, l am very sorry to learn about your father's passing. I have shared the information with Brock.


Marcia A Evans posted on 4/13/19

I'd like to offer deepest condolences to Janis and her family. I worked with Janis in the 1980s at Horace Mann. She spoke highly of Roger always and I was so pleased over the years to hear news of how the family grew. I know Roger will be missed by many. My love and thoughts are with you all.


David and Bonnie Ellis posted on 4/12/19

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Dan Doran posted on 4/11/19

Though it has been decades since we worked together, I was saddened to hear of Roger's passing. My condolences to his wife and family. Roger was great. We worked together on Rep. Ed Madigan's staff in the 1970s. I remember Roger's stellar work in helping with President Ford's visit to the Grace family farm. Roger was a great guy...


John Irle posted on 4/9/19

Roger was always a gentleman whether helping with a toolbar in the field or greeting him in town somewhere. I was honored to have known Roger and the family through the years. I am sorry for the family's loss. God Bless you all at this time.


Karen S Decker posted on 4/8/19

Dear Erin and family... My hopes and prayers are with you at this time, love to your all. I hope the good memories of Roger warm your hearts and fill your days as you all come together to celebrate his extraordinary life.


Dr. Günter Voigt posted on 4/8/19

Ich bin Lores Großcousin in Dresden. Wir trafen uns einst in Dresden und in Selb zu Familienfeiern. Lore und Manfred waren eine Institution. Wir haben uns immer sehr gut verstanden und wir hatten etwa 20 Jahre regen Kontakt. Mein soeben fertiggestelltes Familienbuch "Römmler" konnte er leider nicht mehr empfangen. Ich werde Manfred für alle Zeiten in mein Herz schließen.



Elizabeth posted on 4/8/19

In only a few short hours of meeting her, I knew she was someone with a big heart, full of so much love. She was a ray of light that made me feel like she had known me my entire life. I’m glad I had the chance to meet her. She will be missed.


Jack Boparai posted on 4/7/19

I was hired by Manfred some 34 years ago to oversee upper level physics teaching laboratory. He was a kind and wonderful person to work with, always providing straight-forward solutions to problems. I noticed his desk was always well organized as he himself was. I observed that he would delegate quickly whatever came to his desk regarding the advance teaching lab matters such as equipment, proposals, funding etc. During one of those tight budget years, I was required to get permission from him any purchases over $100. Whenever I went over to get permission, he asked questions and decide immediately to the request. He also seemed to have a clever way of organizing several hundred graduate students to teaching assignments despite he had so many other things to do as associate head. Personally I was very grateful to him and Lore attending to our wedding at a time when I had few friends and relatives to fill up the pews at a small town church. He will be always in our hearts for his kindness and thoughtful advice.


Jack Boparai posted on 4/7/19

Very caring and kind person I have worked with


Jim Dunn posted on 4/7/19

Roger and I were classmates at Washington Grade school, UJHS, UHS. My condolences to you all.


Mary K Kubilus posted on 4/4/19

So deeply sorry for your loss, Donna and children. Judge Smith was the greatest boss and friend. He hired me as his court reporter in 1988, and I worked beside him until he retired. He often spoke of his family and, having experienced his own life-changing difficulties, was there for me during mine. I will forever appreciate him for his kind words of encouragement and perseverance. I am out of state until after the funeral or I would certainly be there. I will be thinking of each of you and wishing you peace and comfort during these difficult days.



Kathy Harvey posted on 4/4/19

Eloise, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I enjoyed those Sunday evenings on “Sir Richard’s” patio with you and Bob, Stub, Joan, Ginny, and Jim. Miss all of them and those good times. But the memories are forever. Wishing you peace and comfort. Kathy.


Tom Stewart, Jr. posted on 4/4/19

I first remember Gene back in the sixties in my pre-teen years at Centennial Pool. He was my sophomore football coach and on Dad's staff for many years as well. Dad had the highest regard for Gene as a fellow coach and a dear friend. He was a positive influence on 1000's of former students touching their lives. What better memorial can their be? He will forever be a part of the lore of Champaign High School.


Pr. G. B. Baumgardner posted on 4/3/19

The marvelous aspect of believing in Jesus as Lord and Savior is that He has already conquered the three dreaded enemies: sin, death, and the devil. May God continue to console Larry's family.


Pastor Duane Marburger posted on 4/3/19

Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;..."(John 11:25) May God uphold you with the same faith in His promises as you walk through this time of loss.


Jane Baumgartner posted on 4/3/19

Thinking of all the wonderful times we shared together around the pool and talking travel. You will be missed - Jane & Herman Baumgartner


Doug and Debbie Thomas posted on 3/29/19

Mike, Robin and family, our sincere condolences to you and your family during this sad times. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you and all your family.


Alexander and Irene Kolchinsky posted on 3/29/19

I met Manfred at local stamp collecting club, and this became the beginning of about 15 years of close friendship. In the beginning, I used to see Manfred in his beloved home filled with his spirit and taste, amazing Japanese garden and so beautiful inside. Then we visited Manfred and Lore at Clark-Lindsey, where Manfred treated us with Austrian-German cuisine, the best we ever had. The breadth of his knowledge, sense of humor, and the ability to enjoy life were unparalleled. We discussed history, literature, art, foreign cultures, a little bit of philately, and always left in the middle of unfinished conversation. One thing he did not like to discuss was his health problems. He wrote memoirs of his life so rich in various experiences, and we felt lucky when he willingly shared with us his manuscript. He gave us valuable advice when we decided to visit his beloved Vienna and was always ready to help with my philatelic questions. Our friendship will remain an important memory for Irene and me.


Alexander and Irene Kolchinsky posted on 3/29/19

Good friend and great mind


Sara Beth Hiser posted on 3/28/19

I met Manfred when I was assigned as a member of the secretarial staff of the Physics Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It was indeed a privilege to work in a collaborative manner with him. Often challenges requiring difficult decisions came to his desk. The position he filled was associate head of the department and involved handling admissions and overseeing the students (at that time 300) as they began courses and later matching them with research groups. Part of his responsibilities included preparing the timetables for as many as three semesters at once. It was a joy to work for him and later to be considered a friend by both Lore and Manfred.



Pat Kelly posted on 3/28/19

Sorry for your loss. Words alone cannot take away the hurt from losing a loved one. I hope that your faith that she is in a better place will comfort you.


Diane Darrah Nordberg posted on 3/27/19

Bill and Tina I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom looked a loving woman. You're in my thoughts and prayers.


Lydia Rajunas posted on 3/27/19

I am so very sorry to hear of your mom's passing.....I did not have the chance to know her but if she was anything like you, Bill, she must have been a truly kind and loving person. May she rest in peace and rise in glory. With love, Lydia


Barbara Todaro posted on 3/27/19

My sincere condolences for the loss of your mom go out to you and your family. You're all in my thoughts and prayers. Barbara Todaro



Susan Saunders posted on 3/27/19

Bill and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your Mom's beautiful smile and loving memories help ease your sorrow. Rest peacefully, Mrs. Wright. Susan and Alan Saunders


Carole Barletta posted on 3/27/19

Dear Bill and sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My heartfelt condolences.


John L Savignano posted on 3/26/19

Dear Bill so sorry to hear of your loss. my thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May happy memories carry you through


Dharmista Patel posted on 3/26/19

I was saddened to hear that your mother passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



REMAX Property Management posted on 3/26/19

We are very sorry for your loss, and are praying for your family. We love you Bill!


Carol Humpherys posted on 3/26/19

We have such wonderful memories of both Ginny and Leo. They started with Ginny’s decorating skills that she offered when we re-did the L & D suites at Carle. Then, all fun - times at Lake Sara and the chance to get to know their kids and grandkids, doubles tennis, Cancun. What special experiences with such warm friends. They are both missed.


Linda Simkins posted on 3/24/19

Hi Angie, Sending my condolences on the loss of your mother. May love from your family and friends ease the pain of this loss.



Tom Keagle posted on 3/22/19

Mr Hill had a great influence on my life and career. I am thankful that I had opportunity to work for him for many years I have always had the highest respect for him, and feel my life was better because of him


Larry Smith posted on 3/22/19

I only met you one time, at your home, and only for a few minutes. But, my dear friend, spoke of you many times. You had a remarkable life.


Robert Zambenini posted on 3/22/19

Joyce and I send our heartfelt condolence and prayers for the entire Perucca family. Virginia was a warm person and we enjoyed her company. I remember staying with them in their home in Long Beach CA one time. Joyce and Virginia were classmates at ISU in Home Econ. She and Leo will always be in our memory and you all are in our prayers now. Love, Bob and Joyce Zambenini


MARK & MARY HEIGES posted on 3/22/19

Verna, Skip, Denny, & Family We are so sorry to hear Marvin's passing. May all your love and memories of him help you thru this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all


June Cullum posted on 3/22/19

Dear, Cathy,Teresa,Angie,Gina and Tony, I was so sorry to read about your mom’s death. And I am also so sorry I cannot be at her Mass tomorrow because I will be in Chicago. I have many wonderful memories of the years we lived in Windsor Park right in back of you and all the kids were friends and babysitters, etc. Your dad was the best doctor we ever had, and a friend, and your mom was one of my first friends in Champaign. I will be thinking about all of you tomorrow and will be there in spirit! Best wishes to all of you! Love, June Cullum


Christine Johnstone posted on 3/22/19

My sympathies to Skip and Dennie, Verna and the entire Hill family. I met Mr Hill when I was a teenaged friend of Skips. Mr and Mrs Hill were always so welcoming and made me feel at ease in their home. The first time I ate buffalo, was a dinner at their house, and then they showed me the trophy on the wall! Rest in peace


Harold Keller posted on 3/22/19

Virginia and family, My brother Don and I send you our condolences on the loss of Imogene. Our family is gone now except for my brother and me. Regards, Cousin Harold


Teri Clark posted on 3/21/19

I met Warren several times when I lived in Rantoul and hung out with my dear friend Jeri(his daughter.) I remember a nighttime hayride with him pulling all of us on a flatbed with his tractor. Everyone was invited and I had a blast! He was a super guy and the farm seemed to be a place for all of us to gather and feel welcome. My condolences on his passing.


kathy oliver posted on 3/21/19

my deepest condolences for your loss, I met virginia just a short time ago at heartland healthcare I work third shift and we became fast friends, she was an amazing lady of faith, never complaining always smiling, her love for her faith and children was very evident in the way she talked about them, virginia I will deeply miss you, fly high my friend.


Kathy Clark posted on 3/21/19

The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers! I had Cathy in class during high school and I really enjoyed her smile, positive attitude, hard work and her sense of humor! So many great memories of Cathy with Debbie Croy, Lori Mc Elwee, and Carol Stanbury! They were and are such good friends! God bless you all!


Terri Soutor posted on 3/21/19

Gina and Family - We are so very sorry for your tremendous loss. my deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Terri Soutor


Mary Fileccia posted on 3/20/19

Virginia was devoted and proud of her family and Faith. She was generous to the original St. Matthew Youth group and allowed the family cottage to be used by the youth group to gather for retreats and water pranks. I was inspired by her love of our Faith and will miss jesting with her after daily Mass. The pew where she sat is empty but the pew she is in now is well deserved. Well done Virginia.


Pete Godich posted on 3/20/19

Gina and Family - my deepest condolences to you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Pete and Martie Godich



Patti Swim posted on 3/20/19

Jillian, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I always enjoyed her when she would come to your games. She was very proud of you and your sister. I am thinking about you! I am here if you need anything Love, Ms. Patti


Sue Ensrud Deming posted on 3/20/19

I remember Ginny and your family with fondness. She was such a vibrant and active mom, wife and I'm sure grandmother. Wishing you comfort and special memories at this time and in the days to come I remember wonderful times at your cottage and at your family home with all of you. Both my mother and father considered themselves lucky to be able to spend time with your parents and all of you.


Pauline Downes posted on 3/20/19

So sorry to hear of Virginia's death----My heart goes out to the family whom she loved dearly. I will miss her presence at St. Matthew and at the Panera Group. God Bless her soul. May the Peace of Christ be with the family.


Mary Richardson 39 Maple Ct., Lake Park posted on 3/20/19

Our sincerest condolences.


June Osterbur posted on 3/19/19

I served with Dick as school secretary/bookkeeper at Prairieview School in Royal.. He was a fun guy to work with and I enjoyed the privilege for nine years. I send my condolences to Velda, Whitney and Ryan and their families.


Debbie Stearns posted on 3/19/19

Dear Jenni and Jillian, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother had a beautiful soul. I loved her free spirit. I continue to pray for you both. I continue to pray. May you be blessed with all good things. May your joys, like the stars at night, be too numerous to count. May you always be aware you are loved beyond measure. May you always feel protected and cradled in the arms of God, like the cherished child you are. God bless you both, Debbie Stearns


Jay C Smith posted on 3/18/19

My condolences to Linda's extended family. She was a fine caregiver when my mother most needed support, much appreciated.


Rich Patton posted on 3/18/19

Gene Ward was my coach, teacher and was one of many very good and positive influences for me at Champaign High School and Edison Junior High School. I know he also was a positive influence on many of my friends and classmates. As a young boy, I connected with him immediately and always looked up to him. I remember him very well as a teacher who captivated my attention in the classroom, the gym and on the field. I met with him several times throughout my adulthood into my retirement in an effort to show my appreciation. I was a public school teacher, principal and superintendent for 37 years and once asked Gene and other former teachers/coaches how they felt about all of their years of service as I know how difficult teaching can be. They all said they loved it and they were proud and happy. Gene summed up his years of service to young people best in a very poetic, concise, profound quote I have used often with teachers. He said to me, “This is what I like the best. I will be somewhere like the mall and one of my former students will come up, slap me on the back and say, ‘Hi, coach’.” Thank you Coach. I hope that I gave to my students all that you gave to me. Rich Patton, CHS Class of 1966


Pat & Gary Ohlson posted on 3/18/19

We learned of your Mom's passing from Melissa. It doesn't seem that long ago that we hung wallpaper & put up tile at her home. Everyday we were treated to a great lunch & good conversation. I remember when she had your Dad"s certificate from being before the state supreme court framed. As any special couple she both loved and admired him. You had a very special woman as your Mom. We share your loss.


Bob and Carolyn Handshy posted on 3/18/19

Steve sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and continued great memories of your time together.


richard lloyd doran posted on 3/18/19

Dick and I were teamates for several years on the buckley dutschmasters baseball team. He sure was fun to be around.


Luanne Maier McDonough posted on 3/17/19

Tom, thinking of you. Sending love, hugs and prayers.


Vicki Martinez posted on 3/17/19

What a tragic thing to happen to the family. But as I looked into her eyes at the picture, I could see that her soul was a happy and generous soul! How fortunate for the others that she was able to share a part of herself. Such a selfless act! I say prayers for healing the sadness that you find yourself in. But she does live on in your memories and in the others that she helped! Thinking of all of you during this time of loss.



Greg Stephens posted on 3/17/19

I'm so sorry for your loss. She will be dearly missed


Ed Munsell posted on 3/17/19

Rest In Peace. You will be missed by many people. You and your families are in our prayers.


Topper and Carol Steinman posted on 3/17/19

Velda and Family- Our thoughts and prayers are yours at the passing of "Free". Fond memories abound of our days together at Jefferson Jr. High - with Free, 'Brough, R and spouses such a pivotal part of our early lives there. His spirit lived large then - and it will live large now in family and all those who were fortunate to know him. RIP, dear friend....with love and hugs to you, Velda, and your family.


Ruth Floyd (.basketball usher 111 ) posted on 3/17/19

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I always admired his determined Illini spirit! I believe he was an inspiration to many. My heart goes out to you.


Patti Swim posted on 3/17/19

Jillian, I am so sorry to hear about your miom. She was a wonderful mom and I always enjoyed her smiles. She loved you girls with all her heart. Thinking of you and remember all the good times you spent together. I won’t be able to be there but you will be in my prayers. Love to you! Ms. Patti



Wayne posted on 3/17/19

Linda and I always picked on each other, she ill be deeply missed. R I P dear love you


Christie Martin posted on 3/17/19

So sorry for the family’s loss. Dick was always a kind man with a smile and great story. My fondest memory was when I was a student at Jefferson Jr. High when he taught PE with Gary Hembrough and Randy Rodgers in 1968-69. They were a fun group. This was before Title 9 and I asked to play on the boys basketball team. Coach told me if I won a game of “horse” with the best player on the team, that I could be on the team. Needless to say I lost, but he handled the request in a positive manner that made me feel good. Thoughts are with the family.


Darlene Kappes Allen posted on 3/16/19

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


Kim Pillischafske posted on 3/15/19

I loved Cathy so much. She lived close to me while the girls were still in HS. I loved when they would walk around the lake and Cathy would stop and talk. I just loved that when she was going through a hard time that she reached out and had fun with a whole bunch of great friends and family. You are missed Cathy.


Kirsten Wallace posted on 3/15/19

Gene was a gentle giant, a great and humble man.


Sarah Lee posted on 3/15/19

I am sorry for your loss, Julie. Thinking of you.


Robert Lee Hull Jr. and the Hull family posted on 3/15/19

We are deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Terry will always be fondly remembered for his caring nature and generous spirit. He always made you feel welcome and had a beautiful way of bringing a smile to every conversation. A sports fan, a humble man and a great friend. Our condolences to all the family and please know your loss is shared by all the lives he touched. He will be greatly missed.


Suellen Brya Fink posted on 3/12/19

Both Annette and I found your Dad to be someone we were always happy to encounter. We enjoyed his wit and spirit. He was a special presence to many.


Lucille and Sons (Ken, Russell, and Harold) posted on 3/12/19

We would like to express our condolences to the Hecker Family from the Lucille Jones Family. We are sorry for your loss. Mr. Hecker was a great man.


Kevin G. Pinney posted on 3/12/19

John-- our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your entire family. With deep care and support Kevin, Tracy, and Abigail


Oleksandr Pavlyk posted on 3/10/19

Mary Ellen was our kind next door neighbor. We loved her dearly, and affectionately referred to her as babushka (a Russian word for granny). Mary Ellen made a difference in our lives with advice, kind words and help in difficult times. She is missed.


Kevin McCandless posted on 3/10/19

John and Mary, My sincerest condolences. I am so happy that I had a chance to see Morrie at Mary;s reunion last year. I have many fond memories of interactions with him through the years. May God comfort you all through this time.


Lisa Raymond posted on 3/10/19

Mr. Hecker was my first boss. The summer after I turned 16, I worked at Stipes putting books together. The revolving table was a special hurdle. I refused to fall out of my chair in front of Mr. Hecker even though the room was spinning a bit. He was very kind to a teenager getting her first taste of adulthood. Every time he explained something to me, I felt comfortable asking questions. He was a special man and left a lasting impression on me. I am so sorry for your loss.


Linas Orentas posted on 3/9/19

It was my privilege to know Bunny for the better part of the past three and a half decades through my marriage to her younger daughter, Sonja. In the first decade, we spent time getting to know each other. Even though geographic distance (Sonja and I were on the east coast, Bunny and Howard were in Champaign) prevented frequent in-person interaction, I was able to pick up on Bunny's uniqueness through my vicarious participation in the letters exchanged and telephone conversations with Sonja. The times when we were able to physically visit were always memorable. I'll never forget the visit in Salisbury, Maryland in the late 1980's. Sonja and I were renting a townhouse that, while reasonably spacious, wasn't overly so considering we shared it with our four cats. Ever the good sports, Bunny and Howard slept in our tiny office/spare bedroom. The "hide-a-bed" sofa barely fit in the room. As cats tend to do, they wander about. On one particular morning, our oldest (and most endearing) cat, Gretchen, was no where to be found. After looking unsuccessfully throughout the house, we became convinced (and worried) that our strictly indoor house cat had gotten out. So, the four of us humans started searching the grounds. An hour or so passed with no luck in finding Gretchen. I returned to our townhouse to do one more interior search. I heard a faint "meow". Then another ... and another. I followed the sound to the office/spare bedroom. After frantically searching the closet, I realized the sound was in the room. Meows coming from the only piece of furniture in the room ... the sofa bed. After quickly transforming the couch to a bed, out pops Gretchen. Sure enough, Bunny folded our Gretchen into the hide-a-bed couch. That was a great laugh! The second decade, the grandchildren years, was the time when Bunny shined the most in my eyes. She genuinely loved being a grandmother ... and it showed. Our relocation to Crystal Lake, Illinois allowed for many more visits. Our kids, Kyle and Erin, loved every moment they spent with Bunny. She played with, read to, watched movies with, and generally goofed around with them joyfully and tirelessly. The laughter generated remains a truly happy memory. The last decade was difficult. Parkinson's took its toll. Even while Bunny's physical health deteriorated, I was deeply touched when she, while clearly struggling, thought to ask how my job was going. Over the years I appreciated that she was one of few people who always asked about my work. We are all grateful that Howard selflessly cared for Bunny during this time. Quirky? ... undoubtedly. Flawed? ... for sure. Always good for exchanging a laugh or two? ... you bet! Kind in the way that only she could be? ... absolutely. She wasn't "like" a mom to me ... she was a mom. That's how I'll remember Bunny. I am better for having known her. Rest easy Bunny.


Celia Gates posted on 3/9/19

Dear Howard and family, I had the pleasure of meeting Bunny who befriended me soon after moving to Champaign. She was fun, generous and welcoming. I had the pleasure of knowing her, her love of life, and the memory of her garden she tended so dearly with Howard. She always loved the Garden Show and anything to do with plants and flowers. I hope that she is blessed with peace and comfort.


Ruta Rauber posted on 3/9/19

Deepest condolences on the loss of Paul. Though we have not been in the same orbit since our choir days, I want you to know that you and the girls and grandchildren are in my thoughts. Know that you are not alone in your sadness.


Mike and Andrea Vasaune posted on 3/8/19

Howie, Our hearts are heavy with the news of Bunny's passing. So many fond memories growing up in Lincolnshire with you two living next door. Her memory will endure in my heart. May she rest in piece and may you find comfort in her new eternal home. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mike and Andrea.


Sonja Cole Orentas posted on 3/7/19

It may seem odd for Elizabeth's daughter to post on the Condolence Board, but I want to offer just a bit more information to supplement the obituary my dad wrote, as he is understandably overwhelmed right now. While no services are planned at this time, services will indeed take place for the two of them together once my dad passes on and at such time when they will both be laid to rest. They have family burial plots in New Jersey, the place where my mother grew up and where they were married in 1961. I do think this plan, which means they will never be separated, would make my mother happy. Being with family was her greatest joy, particularly once she became a grandmother, and her grandchildren were the lucky recipients of her love of silly good fun. As my son, Kyle, put it so aptly on his own Facebook tribute, "You were the most genuine person I've ever known and you brought laughter and smiles to everyone around you." She was well-loved and she will be well-missed, but we are grateful that her suffering has been replaced with the warm embrace of our Lord and those who have gone before her.


Myrna Johnson posted on 3/7/19

Howard, You are in my prayers. She was a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed.


Linda Pein posted on 3/7/19

May you find peace and comfort at this time of sorrow. We mourn with you.



Nancy Mccowen posted on 3/7/19

Howard, Sonja and family. Deepest sympathy and prayers. Bunny was a special person. She has had a long struggle and now can rest in peace with her Lord. May God give you strength as you grieve. God's blessings. Nancy



Carole Rider Buggar posted on 3/6/19

Kay was my best buddy when we went to Flossie Wiley. I am so saddened to hear of her passing. Her smile not only showed on her lips, it was in her eyes also.



Tim & Rose O'Connor posted on 3/5/19

We are celebrating Uncle Paul's life ! Thinking of all of you as you remember the good times and know that Uncle Paul remains alive in all of us !


Kathy (Perkins) Jeakins posted on 3/5/19

Mrs. Luther was my 3rd grade teacher at Fisher Grade School during the '62-'63 school year. I remember her as being a very kind, warm teacher. She loved her students and always wanted to see us succeed. I had some wonderful teachers at Fisher, and Mrs. Luther was certainly one of them. She brought out the best in us, even at that young age. Rest in peace, Mrs. Luther!


Lynn Yeazel Myers PWA Chapter 21 posted on 3/3/19

Ola was a wonderful lady. All Rainbow Girls were her girls and she cared for us deeply. The Masonic order was important to her , not only for the strong moral code it held, but also was part of her personal fulfillment. She will be deeply missed by many.



Robert A. Simmons posted on 3/3/19

Love and miss you Aunt Ola, fly with the Angels.


Ana Gurfinkel posted on 3/3/19

Bonnie Cole was my friend of many years. We would meet regularly at the U of I Women's Club Knitting Group and occasionally also at Krannert Center. It was always fun to see her and spend time with her. A perennial optimist, she always brought positive and many times hilarious comments to our conversations. I shall always miss her. May she rest in peace throughout eternity.


Jim & Carol Manley posted on 3/3/19

We are grateful for Bunny’s witness to our Lord at our church in many ways. With Howard, she faithfully attended worship when possible and brought daughters, Kristen & Sonja, to Sunday School and confirmation classes. She served with other women of the congregation helping with chancel care, fellowship, learning and fund-raising activities. Bunny may have given Howard a bit of a rough time about singing out, but she fully supported the way he shared his tenor voice singing in Senior Choir. She helped us think about ways to be ready to support our aging mothers by the care she showed her parents, Herman and Marie. Thank God for Bunny, Elizabeth A. Cole, a baptized sister in Christ of Good Shepherd, Champaign, Illinois.


LaVerne Iles posted on 3/3/19

To the family of Ola Luther, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Ola. I have known her for over 50 years through the Masonic Lodge groups that my parents and she belonged to, through years as a Rainbow Girl and she was our Mother Advisor. I have kept in touch with Ola through the years, especially through Christmas cards. I'd especially like to thank the family in Stewardson who made sure that Ola saw my card, letters, and pictures of my family. This person said how much this pleased her. I am very sorry for the loss of a fabulous woman.


Kathy Guido posted on 3/2/19

Bunny, you will be missed! Enjoyed being with you at the Twin City Garden Club meetings.. loved your sense of humor and love of life! God bless...



Melissa Pratt posted on 3/2/19

Mrs.Cole- Bunny was a wonderful lady who I had the pleasure of knowing for a short while. It was my honor and pleasure providing care for her and her beloved and devoted husband Howie. My heart goes out to Howie and their children. Peace be with you Bunny. My condolences to all.


Robert and Dawn Brunner posted on 2/22/19

Jeri and Gary, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. He sounds like a lovely person who will be missed. All our love and prayers, The Brunners


Joe and Joan Esposito posted on 2/22/19

Mike, we are very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I just lost my mom in January and still feel her presence. We all know the day comes in everyone's life and we try to prepare. I'm sure you will miss her and will keep her presence alive with all the wonderful memories your families have of her.


Karen Whitsitt Russon posted on 2/22/19

I still remember the wedding of Aunt Shirley and Warren that took place in the small chapel of University Place Church. It was a small, intimate ceremony, direct and earnest, a reflection of the bride and groom, an expression of their commitment to love and support each other for the rest of their lives. And so they did. Warren had an easy smile and was always ready with a joke at our family events. I know he was deeply loved and will be missed by his family and friends.


Michael O'Brien posted on 2/22/19

Mike, Kevin, Susan and Steve: deep sympathies to each of you and all the family. I pass along condolences on behalf of my Mom as well. Fun memories abound, going back to tailgating on the west lot at Memorial Stadium and even before that, to Independence Day get-togethers at Jim and Marilyn Huss' back yard here in D'ville !! Could go on and on and on..... Again, thoughts and prayers extended to you and yours. Mike O


Deborah Fell posted on 2/21/19

May your dear father have peace in this next place.


Paul Norton posted on 2/21/19

I met Warren thru my Dad. I was always blessed by his warm smile and voice; always enjoyed the occasions where we would meet in passing and get to chat; and the Winchesters would usually work into the conversation. Warren will always be fondly remembered by me. My deepest condolences to the entire family.


Rich Regole posted on 2/20/19

hi Sully, so sorry to hear this, sounds like your mother lived a very blessed, full life. please accept renee and my condolences



Jack OCallahan posted on 2/20/19

Condolences to the Sullivan family on the passing of a great woman


Kayleen and Bob Catus posted on 2/20/19

Thinking of all of you this week. Wish we could be there in person to hug and shake hands with each of Susan's siblings.


Lisa williams posted on 2/16/19

I'm so very sorry for your loss, losing those we love is the hardest thing we have to experience, may your hearts find comfort in beautiful memories and Jesus words, john 5:28, 39


Marian Hall posted on 2/14/19

Bob and family I am thinking of you missing Pam already. I am also remembering your wonderful hospitality when we traveled from PA to Illinois oh so many years ago. So very sorry for your loss. Love to all of you. Aunt Marian


John Brusveen posted on 2/14/19

Bob & Family-So sorry to hear about Pam. She was always such a kind and positive person. May she rest in peace.


Julie Losey posted on 2/14/19

Pam took care of our daughter Jennifer while our son Matthew was being born. Jennifer and Tricia were friends, just as Pam and I were. She was a wonderful person and friend. We are sorry for your loss. We pray for your family.



Kristine Yung posted on 2/14/19

Judy was a wonderful woman who helped me in many ways in my pre-teens and through the high school college years. She was the one who turned swimming into a passion instead of a chore. Also when I finished all the classes that I could take at the pool, she allowed me the ability to help with the beginners. When I was 15, I became a lifeguard and followed with my WSI to be able to continue to work at the pool and teach lessons. I have often heard her voice in my head when I had to overcome a challenge with the belief I could do it. Tiffany, thank you for sharing your mom with so many kids and me throughout the years. She was a wonderful person. I was working with her from 1979-1985ish.



Kristine Yung posted on 2/14/19

Judy was a wonderful woman who influenced me so much in my pre-teen years. She was my swim instructor that changed it from a chore to a passion. When I surpassed all that I could do at the pool, she allowed me to be an assistant to teach the beginners. I became a life guard at 15 and swim teacher with my WSI. When ever I meet a new challenge it was her voice coaching me on. I appreciate her encouragement and teaching me to believe in myself. Tiffany thank you for sharing your mom with me and so many other kids.


Ellen & David Lin posted on 2/13/19

We shared many good times with Alice and Fred on the dance floor and on trips. They were really great people and friends to many at the Regent. They are remembered fondly.


Marion R Smith posted on 2/11/19

Rob, I was so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She sounds like she was an absolutely amazing woman, I wish I could have had the pleasure of meeting her. May her memory be a blessing, fondly Marion and Bob Smith


Nicole Nobis Otto posted on 2/11/19

Alice was my father's Aunt. I remember the first time I met her over at Newt and June's house. I remember telling my mom that I thought she was so beautiful and so very nice. I only interacted with her a couple of times over the years but I could tell she was a really special lady. Peace be with you and your family.


Ahmed Taha posted on 2/11/19

Pam & Vicki, Sorry for your loss. Praying for GOD's support to you and the family.


Michael Miller posted on 2/11/19

Pam, Vicki, Please know my thoughts are with you. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help in this time.


Vicki Meyer posted on 2/11/19

Peggy & Rob, I have warm memories of your mom as a loving aunt and classy lady. I am so sorry for your loss. Vicki


Lauri J Sammartano posted on 2/10/19

Dear Chris and family, I was sorry to hear of Mary Ellen's death. I got to know your mom very well while I was a graduate student in Bob's lab at UIUC. I remember her with such fondness. She had a lot of funny stories and she kept Bob in balance. Best wishes to you and your family.


April (Nobis) Pattie posted on 2/10/19

I am sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Alice. She was a wonderful lady who was very kind and sweet spirited whenever I saw her. My fondest memory of Aunt Alice was when she came to visit or we went to visit her when I was really little she would paint my toe nails and finger nails. I just loved the time and attention and kindness she showed me as a little girl. She has always held a very special place in my heart. May she rest in peace now that the pain and struggle are over. My condolences to the family she leaves behind. -April


Malcolm Sargent posted on 2/9/19

Dear Chris, I am profoundly saddened to learn of the passing of Mary Ellen. She and Bob were an extremely important part of my life back in the 70’s and 80’s. The four of us, Mary Ellen, Bob, Sue and I, had many uproarious times together. After Bob passed, we tried for many years to maintain contact with her, but for reasons known only to her, she was not totally receptive. We do miss her, Sincerely, Mac Sargent.


Ruth & Robert Phillips posted on 2/9/19

She will be missed by us here on this earth but is reunited with all her loved ones in heaven


Linda Case posted on 2/7/19

Dear Chris and family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I first met Mary Ellen more than 30 years ago when Mary Ellen had Higgins and Caper and was training and showing them. We became friends and over the years spent time training dogs together, sharing more dog stories than I can even count, and having long talks about dogs (of course), but also came to talk about life, politics, education, psychology, and just about any topic under the sun. We also shared a love of nature and the outdoors. I loved to hear about her trips to Starved Rock, where she loved to spend time and know that she cherished her years out at her campsite in Fairmount with her dogs and friends there. Mary Ellen was one of the kindest, smartest, most positive and progressively minded people who I have ever known. She thought deeply about the important issues of our day and always brought a thoughtful and fair perspective to any issue that we talked about together. Mary Ellen was generous and kind to so many - friends when they were in need, the many dogs who she adopted and loved, and the rescue groups that she supported over the years. I will miss her terribly, but also feel that my life has been enriched in many ways from knowing her and having her as a friend. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Linda Case



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Mark David posted on 1/31/19

I am saddened to hear of your lost of your husband. I am thinking of you and your family. Please accept my condolences.


Lynn Grabher Bradtke posted on 1/31/19

Judy, I am so sorry to hear of your loss and that your family is going through this. My thoughts are certainly with you.


Dolly Strauser posted on 1/30/19

I am so sorry for your loss...I wanted to let you know that I also had such great conversations while working out at the Y---always quick to ask about our family...know the Strauser family is sending our sincere thoughts and hope you can at this time know others are remembering you---and may your memories carry you at this tough time.


Brian Medendorp posted on 1/29/19

Judy, my condolence to you,your children and family



Steven Ellis posted on 1/29/19

I only knew Mike very briefly in 1963 during the Babe Ruth baseball season. Mike played for a team from Champaign, I for an Urbana team. We became friends somehow during a practice for prospective All-Stars. I always remembered Mike for his kindness, and instant friendship. After 1963, we never crossed paths, much to my dismay. But, I always remembered Mike and a few others from that era of local baseball. I know Mike will be missed. But, I am certain he left a wonderful impression on everyone he met and knew throughout his life. My condolences to his family and friends.


Dan Holmer posted on 1/29/19

So very saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. Mike was such a friendly familiar face at the Y where I was able to get reacquainted with him there. Always had a kind word and greeting every day. Such a great person. Judy, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Praying for God’s comfort for you all. Dan Holmer and family


Dwayne Robinson posted on 1/29/19

Judy, I will be thinking about you and your family during this extremely difficult time. I am sorry we can't be present to give you a big hug in person. Dwayne


Cheryl Faust Robinson posted on 1/29/19

So sorry for your loss. Kathy and I were just at our high school reunion in Sept. My mom and Dee were high school friends as well. Sending comforting thoughts to all your family. So sorry we can not be at the services, as we will be out of town. Sincerely,


Wally Oliveira posted on 1/29/19

Will miss my good friend and all the times we spent playing and competing in the many sports venues. Love you Mike!!


Lori Miller posted on 1/25/19

Ruth was a wise, funny and kind person. She brought joy into the lives of everyone she met. She will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family.


Pony Monroe nee Donovan class 1972 posted on 1/25/19

I loved Mrs. Miller.. I was her T. A. For my last period before I got out at lunch for work. She never had much for me to do. But I always checked in and she would wink at me and say see you tommorrow


Candace Caron Hyde posted on 1/24/19

Robert, my sister, Sheila Reed, and I are so very sorry for your your loss. Like you, we grew up in Champaign and our late parents, Max and Beverly Caron were friends with your mom and dad. We remember them fondly and they were very special people. Sheila and I were fortunate enough to be included in monthly dinners with the “lovely lady legends” of Sinai Temple, which included your mother. She was such a beautiful and special lady and we will miss her sparkling personality and incredible spirit. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family ...


Jacob Monahiem posted on 1/24/19

Ruth will be remembered in Jacob's heart for taking time to take him out for a sandwich on many occasion when he first came to this country. He didn't know to many people here at that time. Ruth would offer him a ride, a warm meal and hospitality. Very kind, sweet women. To the family, I am sorry for your loss.


Rick Ingram, Pharmacist St.Joseph. IL posted on 1/22/19

Ruth and Ike were two of my favourite people in Champaign. They touched many lives. My sympathies to Robert and family. They were very proud of all of you.


Priscilla Mitchell posted on 1/20/19

Marilyn and I were friends many years ago & stayed in touch as best we could. We just reconnected a couple of years ago. I always admired her positive attitude and loved working with her. Marilyn was truly a wonderful person and a friend I will miss.


Cinda Held posted on 1/18/19

Larri was one of the many mentors I had when I became active in the American Legion Auxiliary. When I was 19th District President, National Convention was held in Reno in 2017. Larri was very excited that I was going and she and Gloria from Home decided to go too. We spent a wonderful afternoon driving and seeing Lake Tahoe and the scenery around Reno. She was alot of fun to be with and was a wealth of knowledge. Will miss her.


Sandra Ford posted on 1/17/19

So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Tim Kelly Portland, OR posted on 1/15/19

Kerrin and I have been best of friends (from a distance) since 1969. I last spoke with her in Nov. but had not been able to get a callback to several messages left between then and now. We spoke about every two weeks. I am in Portland, Or and while I remember family (from Bloomington days at ISU) I did not know how to find any of them. I know Emily is in TX but was unsuccessful in finding her. To Google Kerrin's name and find this obit is such a shock I am paralyzed. I could write literal volumes about our friendship, relationship, history, the things we shared, music, books, life goals/changes, support - understanding, trust, honesty; Kerrin was a true gem - a wonder-woman of magnificence. We "got" each other. I wish I'd known about her death - I would have returned to IL for her service. The sense of loss I feel is beyond description. We often said to each other, some facsimile of "knowing you are on the planet makes things be OK......" now I will miss her. Emily, she loved you like nothing else and was SO very proud of you. More than just her daughter - but you know that. I feel for everyone else who has lost this wonderful human being.


Ron & Diane (Diel) Eagan posted on 1/15/19

We are so sorry for your loss and keeping your family in our prayers. God Bless you all!


Julia Moore posted on 1/14/19

I met Larry at the 1985 National Convention. We sat at the same table at the State's Dinner. We have been friends ever since and I admired her so much. We often talked about that dinner and the fun we had at the table. She gave me a bag with poppies on it when she served on my Poppy Committee. I carry it with me to every District meeting with my Auxiliary items in it. I will miss her dearly. I will be making a contribution to the ALA Scholarship Fund in her memory.


Sanna Frazier posted on 1/14/19

Paula, Rob and Mike: know that I am thinking of you all at this time and hoping you find comfort in the loving memories you have of your Dad. What a wonderful man. I'll always remember how his whole face lit up when he smiled.


Ruth Anderson posted on 1/14/19

I worked with Marilyn years ago at the University. She was always friendly, upbeat, and helpful. I always appreciated her work ethic and her great attitude!



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Raymond E Dalbey posted on 1/14/19

My condolence's to you,Mike,Rob and Paula on the loss of your dad. I'm glad that you got to visit with him, Paula, and I'm proud of you two men for getting him saved. May the Lord bless you all in your time of need.



Nancy Gould posted on 1/13/19

I worked with Marilyn at Village Inn Pizza, she was the sweetest lady and we had so much fun at work. May she Rest In Peace. Thinking of her Family❤️


Gail Broadie posted on 1/13/19

I'm sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. I enjoyed working with him at the Rehab Center.


LaVera Davis posted on 1/13/19

I knew Larri thru her volunteer work with the American Legion Auxiliary. Such a sweet person who will be missed. Heaven has gained an Angel and may the many memories you have carry you this difficult time.



Tom Sellers posted on 1/12/19

My mom. My great aunt My aunt. My dad


Patricia K. Nisley posted on 1/11/19

Larri was my mom’s best friend. As a child I saw them sing and dance together in the kitchen and saw with a child’s eyes what a loving friendship looked like and was suppose to be. Years passed I grew but their friendship remain as it always had been. I never heard all their girlfriend secrets but throughout their lives they always had each other in their hearts. I began loving Larri because I could see how happy my Mom was when they were together laughing. Larri was part of my childhood, part of my growing up and a part of my growing old and I am so thankful for the lessons. I am thankful that she was always kind to me and blessed everyday because of her. With sincere sadness Grateful that she is in Jesus’s arms Bill & Patricia Nisley (Bob & Rose Bell daughter)


Janine and Paul Smutney posted on 1/11/19

A beautiful woman inside and out. You will be greatly missed by all who new and loved you. Our deepest condolences to the Gerhart Clan.


Karin Devore (formerly Karin Miller) posted on 1/11/19

On behalf of the Miller Family I would like to extend my sincere condolences for the loss of such a beautiful person. Larri was a dear friend to my family especially my dad "Charlie" and to my younger sister "Marsha". Since my dad's passing I had the pleasure of meeting her for lunch with my sister Marsha who she always looked after and cared for and we so enjoyed those times. I last seen her on Saturday, December 22nd it was only for a brief moment but I will cherish that final hug we shared that day. She gave me a Stained Glass Angel my dad had given to her for me to repair. I will now cherish that angel as a memory of her. My thoughts and prayer are with you all at this time.


Maura Michael posted on 1/11/19

You will always be my Polly Pocket.



Cassie Smith posted on 1/11/19

I always saw memo at the Palmisano family Christmas and every year she lit up the room.


dee hanson posted on 1/11/19

so sorry for the lost of your mother sending prays



Debbie Wolfe posted on 1/11/19

You will be greatly missed Memo


Kay and Andy Shaw posted on 1/11/19

Our thoughts are with all of the family as you lay Trudy to rest, may she now find peace. Andy and I enjoyed the times we were able to spend with her when she visited her family in Palm Bay. May positive memories bring you strength and comfort. Love,


Tina Thurman posted on 1/11/19

Trudy will always be in my heart and memories. I’ll never forget the “mud pies” we made together as children behind her house. Godspeed Trudy. ❤️



Jim Zauner posted on 1/11/19

A fun-loving, smart, truly great employee who knew how to read and communicate with people incredibly well. You are missed as a former colleague and friend!


Patti and Bruno Williason posted on 1/10/19

I got to know Larri thru her volunteering with the American Legion Auxiliary and the Danville VA hospital. She was a lovely woman with a little feisty thrown in for good measure. She will be sorely missed by me and my husband Bruno.


John Kelley posted on 1/10/19

I was very sorry to learn of Jean's passing so soon after Ken's. Your family is in my prayers.


JULIE OLSON posted on 1/10/19

I am so sorry to hear of Trudy's passing. We were close in high school. Prayers are sent to her family.


JULIE OLSON posted on 1/10/19

So sad to hear of Trudy's passing. We were close in high school. My prayers are sent to her family.



Ted Byrne & sons. posted on 1/10/19

Saddened to hear of. Trudys passing. Prayers for the family. RIP.



Diana Byrne posted on 1/10/19

Our deepest sympathy. So sad to hear of ur loss. Our thoughts & prayers go out to her family. I met Trudy in the 70's. Was good friends with her sister Kathleen. Will remember all those good times. May she rest in peace. We moved from Champaign to florida in 1987. She will be missed by many.


Nikki H Adams posted on 1/9/19

All my love and prayers Nikki


Craig and Brenda posted on 1/8/19

So Very Sorry!


Wayne Wright posted on 1/8/19

Bud, so sorry to hear of Janet's passing. I have fond memories of you both.


[Margo and] Lee Flegel - Redmond, Oregon posted on 1/6/19

Our good fortune was to have Barbara and Jim in our lives in Peoria starting 1962 and later in England. They were interested and engaged in everything and extracted every ounce of joy out of life. Barbara entertained with charm and enthusiasm. How blessed we were to have them as faithful friends. Condolences to the closest kids and extended families who held them dear.


Gayle Spesard posted on 1/6/19

So sorry to hear about the passing of David. I have known David for most of my life and recently worked with him on the Indianola Alumni Banquet until we closed . I,m sure the Snyder Achievement Award will continue at the Salt Fork High School due to his thoughts for his and Leland's funding that,and his memory will live on. I know you will miss him and life will be different for you and the children. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Gayle Spesard, Indianola


Dan Burmeister posted on 1/4/19

Jack was a wonderful man who gave his all to his employers . Enjoyed every minute I was around him . He never had a bad word for anyone . Thanks for the great memories. God Bless . Dan Burmeister


Judy Blaney posted on 12/31/18

To Pauline and families, Keep the memories very close. When I think of Jack, I think of his laugh. Judy



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Susan Kyle posted on 12/30/18

I too was greatly touched by Ted's impressive educational knowledge, his fine sense of humor, and his generous nature. He was my adviser and my employer during my doctoral days. He taught me everything about working with schools and student teachers. At this late date, I truly mourn his passing. As a person who recently lost her own father, my sympathies are heartfelt and yet, quietly joyous for having known him. My thoughts and prayers go to his family now and in the future.


Joe Bauers posted on 12/29/18

Judy was an excellent counselor and a wonderful person. I was privileged to work with her many years at Central High School. Rest in peace, my friend.


Diane Galaty posted on 12/29/18

Sharon, I am so sorry to hear of David's death. Please know that you are in my thoughts. David lived a remarkable life! Diane Galaty


Kathy Brittingham-Walker posted on 12/28/18

Linda and family, praying for you all during this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.


Dennis and Nancy Boma posted on 12/28/18

We were so sorry to hear of the unfortunate news. Bud we pray you and your family.


John & Susie Farley posted on 12/28/18

Susie & I were so sad to hear the news of Janet. Such a great friend and neighbor. Take Care. Love John & Susie Farley Mahomet.



Doris posted on 12/28/18




Doris posted on 12/28/18

Peace at last, my friend.



Lee E Fisher posted on 12/23/18

David and Leland lived a short time in Indianola where I met them. Mother Julia gave me piano lessons. Very nice family, father Earl served on school board with my father, SDeneen Fisher.


Craig Bazzani posted on 12/23/18

As Sharon and Leland both know, David made enormous contributions to the University by developing and maintaining important business systems that benefited every employee of the institution. Of even more importance to dozens of his friends, he was the "Commissioner" of the BTWE (the Big Ten Wampum Exchange), a private game he created (that included lots of interesting rules) that allowed all of us to have a friendly wager on every Big Ten basketball game every year for several decades. Dave was a genius in so many ways, yet a down-to-earth colleague who was a team player in every respect. May he rest in peace.


Barbara Castellana Stasiak posted on 12/22/18

I was preparing my Christmas letter for mailing when I learned that Emily Watts died in March of this year. We had been exchanging letters for many years, ever since I was her student at the U of I in the mid 1970s. My late husband Walt taught some of her children at Univeristy High too. My condolences to all her family, and wishes for wonderful memories to bring you comfort.


Carole Oliphant posted on 12/20/18

Oh dear "CCC," you will be missed so and Jerry and I shall always and forever remember the many happy memories we made together. You and Blanch were endlessly thoughtful and kind to us...we have always treasured and valued your friendship and love. We know the angels welcomed you warmly and with open arms. Please forever watch over your sweet of the kindest and dearest women I shall ever have the gift and blessing of her friendship too. Warmest love and hugs, Jerry & Carole Oliphant


Joyce Ruyle posted on 12/15/18

Jim lived a very full life in North Carolina with his wife, Joyce and family here, a daughter, Karen and a son Curtis. He had several grandkids here that loved him more than anything and loved to spend time with him and talk to him. He is missed every day by us and will never be forgotten. HIs family in Illinois chose to come to NC when he passed away and caused a fight and disrespected me, his wife and Jim's memory. They chose to go back to Illinois and never stayed for his funeral. He was so hurt by the way they treated him when he lived in Illinois and after he moved down here.


Elaine C Thoennes posted on 12/15/18

Emily, thou have my deepest sympathies for the lord of your mother. May your memories of her bring you comfort. May she rest in peace.



Crystal Dillavou posted on 12/14/18

Charlie was a good man, my heart goes out to his family, God Bless you all


Noel posted on 12/11/18

My husband and I have had had the pleasure of knowing Charlie for less than two years. He, Blanche and Pam have become very close neighbors, and dear friends of ours. We will always treasure his wit, since of humor, humility and kindness. Charlie, you were a class act and will never be forgotten.


Bill and Connie O’Sullivan posted on 12/10/18

For Bill Smith, Bill and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. We think of you and Margy often and hope you are both doing well. You have our deepest sympathy during this very difficult time.


Mary Richardson and Hany Zaghloul- 39 Maple Ct. posted on 12/10/18

Our sincerest condolences.


Janet LeRoy posted on 12/10/18

Dear Ann, I was out of town this past weekend, missing Clyde's celebration. Michael, Sam, & I all enjoyed spending time with Clyde. He was so much fun to talk to. May his many memories, always be a blessing to you all. Fondly, Janet LeRoy


Lloyd Hodges posted on 12/10/18

Mr. Smith was a great man I’d had the pleasure of knowing since the age of 7 years old. His huge laugh and booming voice still resonate in my head as I think of him now. He was a wonderful teacher and mentor to kids at Central High School including myself. He made learning fun and truly had a teachers heart, that he poured into us each day. I know Bill and all of the Smith family miss him dearly. He was bigger than life, but the memories are endless I’m sure! My prayers are out to you all. Thank you for sharing Mr. Smith with the rest of us.


Craig and Brenda Diehl posted on 12/9/18

We are so sorry we could not be there for the services! Katie made such a difference in the lives of many! We are so very sorry, Ed and family! Be comforted in knowing how much she was loved and will be missed!


Debbie and Steve Rugg posted on 12/8/18

Steve and I remember a fun trip with Clyde and Ann to Machu Picchu! Good time memories!


Susan and David Bane posted on 12/8/18

Katie was always warm and generous of spirit. She always made the extra effort to come up to us and chat and offer a hand for church events. We enjoyed our chats with Ed, Katie and family. We regret that we have been out of town and are unable to attend her services. Reflecting on a life well lived in the time that she was given.


Courtney Tamimie posted on 12/8/18

Mrs. Bridges was my geography teacher at Urbana Middle School (UMS). She opened my, and all of her students, eyes to a world bigger than Champaign-Urbana and encouraged us all to explore, learn about - and respect - different cultures, and be citizens of the world. Mrs. Bridges was one of those unique teachers you never forget. Her wonderful personality and creativity helped make her class not only fun, but engaging and educational as well. She will be missed. My sincere condolences go out to her family and friend


Fran Gibson posted on 12/7/18

I'm so sorry for your loss, Ann. Prayers for you and your family.


Linda Ross posted on 12/7/18

Ann-I was so sad to read of Clyde’s death. It must have been sudden. I could not find your address or I would have sent a card. Sympathy to you and your family, Linda Ross


Bruce Rummenie posted on 12/7/18

My sincerest condolences. Katie was a true friend and a mentor to me. My prayers are with you...


Cele Otnes posted on 12/7/18

Clyde was always a joy to be around -- a real people person, who was interested in whatever people wanted to share. I remember how he always came early to church to listen to the choir rehearse. We will miss him!


Carroll Wayne posted on 12/7/18

Ann and family. My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are that God will grant each of you strength and comfort as you struggle through your sadness. Earthly life is short, but eternal life is forever. God Bless you all.


Mike & Carla Wood (Woodie) posted on 12/7/18

Bernie, So sorry to hear about John. We worked many years together at Sullivan Chevrolet. He was such a good man and fun to work with. Sorry for your loss.



Mercy posted on 12/7/18

Chocolate martini


Dick McGuire posted on 12/7/18

My conversations with Clyde always brought at least a smile to my face if not laughter. So sorry for your loss. Clyde will be missed by many.


Art Muehling posted on 12/7/18

We are so surprised to hear that you passed on. You will be greatly missed.


Jesse & Rebecca Morris posted on 12/7/18

We only learned today, but even though late, we offer our deepest condolences. Very sorry to see Brad's passing. Please call on us if there is anything we can help with in the future. Jesse & Rebecca


Chera Tarbox posted on 12/6/18

So grateful to have had the privilege of knowing him. Clyde was one if the best men I have ever known! All of the family is in my prayers.


James E Horsch posted on 12/6/18

John David was a good friend and neighbor. Both of us grew up on farms that butted each other. John, you did We attended the same Fisher schools from Elementary- High school. Ruth and I enjoyed having him as part of our wedding. We moved out of state but looked forward to seeing John during our frequent visits to the good all you days!!! We enjoyed meeting your wife and lovely family at your birthday celebration a few years ago. John David you did good!!!


James E Horsch posted on 12/6/18

I grew up in John David's neighborhood. Our parents were farmers and our land butted each other. We also saw each other while operating farm equipment. He was one year younger than me. We went to the same Fisher schools from elementary though high school as well as to the same church. John David was part of my wedding to Ruth Emerson. He was very friendly and always greeted us when we visited the area during college and at other times. He was a constant friend. We enjoyed meeting his wife and lovely family at his birthday celebration a few years ago. John David, you did good all your life!!!!



marsha clark posted on 12/6/18

you have always been a light and will continue to be


Mahala K posted on 12/5/18

Mrs. Bridges was a big part of my favorite year in Middle School. I remember how she would tell us stories about her trips and she always had the best jokes. She was a sincerely sweet woman with the best style and the most loving smile. What a great memory she leaves on more than she probably even realized. Praying for peace for the family as you grieve her passing.


Steve Earley posted on 12/5/18

Sorry for your loss - may you be comforted by her memory and love


Bob McElligott posted on 12/5/18

Katie was an outstanding classmate in 7th & 8th grade, but after reading her obituary, she definitely lived a full & rewarding 67 years. Very sorry for the loss you feel.


Kim Johnston posted on 12/5/18

I'm sorry to hear about John passing. John hired me back 29 years ago at the gas station. He really helped a single mom out. John kept in touch with me when I left and went to work at farm and fleet. I always appreciated his kind words of encouragement he always had. John had his own way of touching peoples lives. God bless you and your family in these hard times.



Mercy posted on 12/5/18

So sad


Donna Hutchcraft Fackler posted on 12/4/18

Katie always had a smile on her face during our high school years, since then I haven't seen her much, but when I have, she always had that wonderful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with Ed and family.



Doug posted on 12/4/18

John, Thank you for being a great brother-in-law and a great guy. You should have worked harder on me to support the Cubs. I plan to catch-up with you one of these days. R.I.P. You're greatly loved!!


Carol Davis posted on 12/4/18

Katie always had such a warm smile. Wish I could have seen her earlier. Thinking of Ed, and her family, during this time....


Karen and Joe Giblin posted on 12/4/18

Joe and I would like to0offer our deepest sympathies upon the passing of our former friend and neighbor in Champaign. My oldest brother, Keith, also aged 91, passed away several months ago, in Tampa, Florida


Robert and Lynn Myers posted on 12/4/18

We all loved her very much.


paul W petrillo posted on 12/4/18

On behalf of the entire Petrillo Family we mourn with you and offer or deepest condolences. This loss is truly the end of a era and life on earth will never be the same. Praying for the Peace that passes all understanding to be with you all as you celebrate his wonderful life! Love and Blessings from the Petrillo Family


Keith Thielmann posted on 12/4/18

Such sad news to hear about. What a great man and friend to all. So kind. Never had a harsh word for anyone. Knew no stranger. He enjoyed life and gave so much of himself to all he came in contact with.. My contact with Don was at Roundys.


Mary Ann Cooper posted on 12/3/18

Jeanette, I am so sorry to hear about Don’s death. My love and prayers are with you and your family. Love Mary Ann [Tomlinson) Cooper


Glenda Hoerstkamp - Double G Brands, Inc. posted on 12/3/18

Dear Taylor Family ... Very sorry to hear of Don Taylor's passing. We worked with Don many years ago with he had Taylored Food Concepts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Natalie ... I will sure be keeping you in my thoughts, also. Losing a parent is never easy. Take care.


Chris Caudle - Mel-O-Cream Donuts posted on 12/3/18

Hello Jeanette, Brad, Natalie, and family. So sorry to hear of Don's passing. He was a wonderful man and was great to work with him as well as all of you over the years. I miss the good old days of talking to you all on the phones handling brokerage, orders, and invoices. Not many days go by when I'm looking through some files and the name "Taylored Food Concepts" shows up on a folder or in a file on my computer. That is a great testament of how wonderful both he and your family meant to myself and everyone else here at Mel-O-Cream. He will be truly missed by us all. Take care and hope to see you all soon.


Gerald Reynolds Jr. posted on 12/3/18

Don was right there when I needed him and treated me very well. Don wasn't afraid to reach for the stars.


Cooky McLeod posted on 12/2/18

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Love, Cooky McLeod


Kris Shay posted on 12/2/18

My Uncle David had an active curiosity about life and he was happy going out to discover new things yet alternately enjoyed being home with yard, friends, and family. When I was a kid, he was a nut about making family movies, but his movie camera had the brightest lights known to mankind, so it was next to impossible to keep our eyes open as he was filming us. He could tell a great story, though was sometimes so long-winded in spitting it out that it was hard to focus (I think he picked up that attribute from our Grandpa Reinie). But behind everything was his absolute love and devotion to his family. I'm blowing you kisses, Uncle David!


Susan Taylor Martens posted on 12/2/18

My sincere sympathy to Don's family. I always enjoyed my visits with him especially when we talked about the possibility of our being related through our Taylor relatives from Tennessee. I will miss him.


Kelli posted on 12/2/18

What a great man! He had a heart of gold. I have many memories that I hold close to my heart. He excepted me for who I was and never passed judgment on me what so ever. He was such a kind loving and caring man. You will be greatly missed but never ever forgotten!


Carolyn Sharp posted on 12/2/18

Jeanette I was so surprised to see in todays paper that Don had passed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.



Linda Bentley and neighbors posted on 12/1/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Wendy Davis posted on 12/1/18

I will miss Don, I don't think I would be were I am today without all his support and help. My Deepest Condolences to the family.



Jill Casey Lamer posted on 11/29/18

Mrs. Miller was such a special lady! Always there to cheer you on and keep you moving in the right direction. She let us all into her heart - and often into her home for a team dinner. Prayers of comfort to her entire family, especially my beloved coach Jennie!



Bobbi Watson posted on 11/27/18

Lisa, Paige and family, I am so sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Pam and Harl Ray posted on 11/27/18

Lisa, Paige, and family. May God hold you in his loving arms as you grieve the loss of your family's matriarch.


Cindy Smith posted on 11/27/18

I am so sorry for your loss Lisa and Paige. I know how fondly you both talked about your mother and gandmother. Sending you both my love.


Pat Brown posted on 11/27/18

I remember ring stewarding for Nancy during the Champaign Illinois Kennel Club when the dog show was still at the Champaign County Fairgrounds the last week of June. I believe it was one of her last judging assignments. We had been in the Champaign Kennel Club for a number of years together. While still in White Heath, Nancy had Larry and me bring out our German Shepherds for a newspaper article.


Steve Allen posted on 11/24/18

Mrs. De La Mar must have been a wonderful woman because those I know of her family are wonderful people. I feel that the greatest testimony of a parent's life well lived is evidenced by the family they have left to carry on, and the De La Mar legacy is a model for others. May God grant those loved ones the "peace that surpasses understanding". Our lives are richer for those of Miriam's family we have been blessed to share. Steve and Dee Allen


Bryan Hieser posted on 11/24/18

Won't start as I really could not stop at one.


Tom Grayson posted on 11/23/18

Terry guided me to read "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values." After reading the book, I was better able to answer the question, "What the hell is quality?" Terry, your life, your wisdom and profound respect for everyone influenced all who were blessed to know you. You are the highest of quality.


Carolyn Royse Norton posted on 11/22/18

Marilyn, my your love and memories see you through till you meet again in glory. Know of our love and prayers. Rob and Carolyn Norton



Pam McGuire Parent posted on 11/22/18

May God’s Blessings Comfort You.



Jeanie Kay Cannon Kruser posted on 11/22/18

Uncle Jimmy is a great man and one of the strongest I’ve have ever known. He will be truly missed. I thought of him as the head of the Cannon family being the eldest sibling after Pop-pop passed.


José Marcos de Bourbon Gontijo Mandarino posted on 11/20/18

The first time I met Dr. Sinclair was in 1990, when I went to The University of Illinois to participate in a course of Soybean Processing at INTSOY. Although my course had nothing to do with the area where he worked at the University of Illinois, he was supremely kind to me, even inviting me to dinner at his house, just because a friend of mine from Brazil had been his PhD student, and this friend of mine recommended me to Dr. Sinclair. So we became friends and met again many times. I'm very sad about his passing and will be a great loss for science, especially for the area of phytopathology. May he rest in peace in the house of God.


Clayton Shillingford posted on 11/19/18

Dr. Sinclair was a great yet humble man, and one I feel most indebted to. He gave me the opportunity to study bananas (in Illinois none the less!) and earn my PhD. He helped me leave the devastation of Hurricane David on the island of Dominica in 1970 and was instrumental in me obtaining employment with the DuPont Corporation. Jim, you are fondly remembered. May you rest in peace.


Sarah Tolbert, LPN posted on 11/19/18

If I didn’t type say Director Heck she wouldn’t believe it was me talking. I refused to call her anything else out of respect and my upbringing. Nursing is a sisterhood although Direct Heck is a mother to a lot of LPNs in Champaign and surrounding towns. She is our foundation. Her Spirit will live within our hearts and hands forever. The way she touched our lives will never be forgotten. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Just remember she is mother to an army of nurses...if you (Jo’s family) ever need anything at all, we as her LPNs, will always be here to help. Thank you so much for sharing her with us. We loved her as our own family.


Mina Cho posted on 11/19/18

Joanne truly proved to be one of the great teachers that I and many others, including the students, both admired and respected. Very few times can I say I witnessed the ardent passion for nursing education that she demonstrated while at the college and my memory of her will stay in my heart forever. I am thankful that I met this beautiful individual and although it may seem she has left us, her spirit and lessons to us will remain indefinitely.


Philip Russell, Ph.D. posted on 11/19/18

Jeff and I enjoyed many weekends of camping, during our teen years, at Lake Sara. I'm sorry to learn of Jeff's passing, with the best for the family, and know that he's in a wonderful place.


Mina Cho posted on 11/19/18

I am so sorry. I will miss her forever. She was a great teacher who loved her students so much and I am grateful I witnessed her passion for nursing education. She will be remembered in my heart as one of the brilliant teachers whom I admired and respected.


Robert Pearson posted on 11/19/18

So sorry for your loss I know how it feels



LaTanya Wash posted on 11/19/18

Remembering the confidence and reassuring that Joanne always gave me. She was a good listener and one who cared about making sure that you strive d for the best. I thank her dearly for never giving up on me and helping me to be who I am today. A good nurse. I will miss you Joanne. Love always Latanya Wash


Elizabeth M. posted on 11/19/18

Joanne, I will miss you you have been a such sweet heart to me since I came to know personally. Always will remember you for everything you done for me. May your soul rest in peace


Wendy Hundley posted on 11/18/18

Carle ER


Elizabeth. Mbu posted on 11/18/18

With all my deep regret for the lost of your lovely mother I do present my condolences to all family may her soul rest in peace


Maani Bahador posted on 11/18/18

Mr. Swanberg was 3rd grade teacher, (I’m in 12th grade right now), and I can honestly say he was one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I recently thought to reach out to him, (we previously emailed each other a little bit after I moved from Champaign but slowly lost touch), and I was devastated to see he had passed away recently. He taught me so much as a little 9 year old and I’ll never forget the fun I had in his class. Amazing guy with an amazing heart. Rest In Peace, Mr. Swanberg.


Michael Bowers posted on 11/17/18

By far the strongest woman I have ever known, Joanne had a deep passion for everything she did in life. Her unwavering strength, love, and perseverance toward those closest to her are legendary. Her moments are now chronicled forever by the thousands of warm and beautiful memories now flooding every soul her life touched. Both a battle-hardened warrior and a delicate and graceful Lady, Joanne was a rare (and beautiful) mix of tenacity and tenderheartedness. While Joanne could have been anything she wanted to be in her life, the role of a nurse allowed her to use every wondrous thing she was to make her corner of the world a better place for so many in her care. Because Joanne was always a conscientious student in her life—always striving to gain more knowledge for both herself and her patients—she was also a skilled teacher, as her many students at Parkland can attest to. She was passionate about growing her students into individuals who would continue to provide her hallmarks of the best care and advocacy that she knew every patient deserved. Joanne’s family was her breath of life, often sustaining her through many of the most challenging times in her life. She cherished the people they are, rarely taking any of the credit for her presence, and unconditional love, which helped to shape the amazing individuals they are. Her siblings were her strong roots of strength and the source of her love. Holidays were Joanne’s gift to them. Her time and energy equal only to her devotion to all of them. It is with honor that I can say I knew her better than almost anyone. It is with reflection that I can say I was blessed enough to have loved her and been loved by her. It is with regret that I cannot tell her how much I love her just one more time. It is with hope that she took none of the sorrow I gave her in her life on to the next place. I picture her now, beginning to shape her new gardens in the place that is the more and better. Barefooted and with a cup of coffee nearby, she stops to admire her new plot of sunflowers, while contemplating what to plant next. To her family and friends, my deepest sympathies Good-bye, Joanne. All My Love. -M


Joni Vaughn posted on 11/16/18

Fly high beautiful cousin until we meet again. We have donated $60 to the Parkland College LPN Program with love in your Memory from your cousins: Joni Vaughn and Mark Chounard


James Shearl posted on 11/16/18

Dr. James Sinclair was a "gentle giant"in the area of seed pathology. He worked quietly identifying pathological problem and assisting in their solution. He assisted IL Crop Improvement Assoc. in developing a test for soybean pod and stem blight. This was very helpful to seedsmen throughout the world. It helped improve seed quality



Joni Vaughn posted on 11/16/18

You will always have a place in my heart sweet cousin and you will be missed by our entire family!


georgia king posted on 11/16/18

Jim and I along with Al worked together for many years with the Greater Community Aids Project. I will miss his hugs he always gave me.



Precious posted on 11/16/18

She was very special to me. I knew that she cared about my success as a nurse. I will definitely miss her. Love you Ms. Joanne



Regena Toney posted on 11/16/18

Jo, you will always have a place in my heart! We were a great team in high school, and I'll never forget our times together. Love you Always my friend!


Linda Chaney posted on 11/15/18

Kirby and Linda Chaney We are Shawna and Jessi's Grandparents, Sending Love and prayers . Have memories of meeting Joanne at family great and grandchildren's Birthdays .Very sweet <3


Helen Andrews posted on 11/15/18

I am so sorry for the loss to all the family and her nursing program.


Bill G. Heck posted on 11/15/18

Joanne was my sister. But she was much more to me. She was my mother(at times), she was my confidant, my mentor, my big shoulder to lay my head on. We were best friends for most the years that have been and so quickly gone. Jo was a big part of my life. From childhood through those crazy teenage years to adulthood. She was someone you remembered if you met her. Intelligent and noble. Trustworthy and righteous. Jo lived her life how she wanted. Her children have absorbed all the great characteristics of their mother. I am proud to call them my neices and nephew. Joanne was a "Heck"! A survivor! She adapted to any and all. Tough as nails with a heart of gold. I believe she learned these traits from my father. Who also passed too early in life at the age of 52. I say this because I am at peace knowing she is with him and my mother awaiting the rest of the Heck family to be one and whole again. God Willing. I Love You Jo!


Ebony Duncan posted on 11/15/18

She was one of a kind.. She influenced me beyond nursing!! She will be missed. My CONDOLENCES to the family and friends God has gained another angel!



Sarah Tolbert, LPN posted on 11/15/18

No words can express the gratitude I have towards you. Not only as my director but a friend. Helping me finishing the poem for the Yellow Rose Ceremony for my decreased mother was more special to me than anything in the world. You will be missed so much, but your memory will live in your students hearts forever. God always call His Sweetest Angels Home. God Bless and love always.


Heather Hall posted on 11/15/18

Jo was my preceptor as a new nurse to the Carle ED. Jo taught me that compassion and common sense go a long way in nursing. I had the privilege of reading one of the beautiful stories Jo wrote about a trauma patient she took care of early in her career. Jo had many amazing talents and I am blessed to have had a small part in her life. Soar with the Angels Jo.


Armine Mortimer posted on 11/14/18

I'm glad Jim saw his memoir and his book of poetry published before he died. This was an achievement of which he was very proud in his retirement. His story lives in those books.


Eileen Jerutka posted on 11/14/18

So sorry to hear that Jim was not able to pull through his last incident. I met Jim in 2000 when I joined the Savoy Rotary Club. He has always held a special place in my heart and I enjoyed conversations that we had away from Rotary meetings and visits at his home. I remember him telling me that he wanted to bring fun into our Rotary meetings and that is why he would tell a joke every week. I am sure he is glad to see Al again.


Mary Immekus and Bob Kriss posted on 11/10/18

Our precious memories of Brad span back to 30 summers on Big Cedar Lake in Wisconsin—Brad’s strong and constant character and contagious smile made all of us feel all was well—Brad brought examples of hard work ethic, kindness, quiet and peaceful contemplation, love of family for all of us to aspire to—-He will be so very missed on this Earth...Heaven has gained a new Angel named Brad—-Our deepest sympathy to his family


Ellen R. Elrick posted on 11/9/18

Perla was the soloist for our church for about 15 years. She added her beautiful musicianship and depth of spirit to every solo. We were blessed by her presence. As one of our members, Jeff Wandell, wrote: "Our prayers go out to her family! How wonderful it was for our church to have her beautiful voice as part of our service. I will really miss her." Jeff added, "One of my other memories is her wedding and her husband wrapping his family’s Scottish clan plaid blanket around her in the wedding ceremony. Charlotte and I [and our church] were blessed that she was a part of our lives for so many years. Her voice had a sweet innocence that filled our church!"


Hannah Hudson posted on 11/9/18

You have our deepest sympathy.


Steve and Ann posted on 11/8/18

Thinking of the Murray family today as tears are shed and an awesome dad and granddad’s life is celebrated. Keep loving on one another as the days come and go...


Barb & Dan Easterday posted on 11/8/18

Our prayers go out to all of you- The memories you have will be the blessing that will get you thru this difficult time. Love to all!!


Barb & Dan Easterday posted on 11/8/18

Our prayers go out to all of you - Knowing your memories will be the blessing to carry you thru this difficult time. Love to all!!


Karen and Jimmy Clark posted on 11/7/18

No matter how ready we think we are, no matter the circumstances, we are never ready for our mothers to pass, especially one as vibrant and loving as yours. Both of your parents played a huge role in our lives, and we cherish those memories.



Denise posted on 11/7/18

I will miss you grandma!



Jen Hayden posted on 11/7/18

Such a very nice man. He was a good Elk brother. He will be missed. Rest in piece Les.


Jim & Carol Manley posted on 11/7/18

Jan and Amy, We have kept you in our thoughts and prayers since we learned Les took his last breath here. Our connection with Les was primarily each of you. His pride and love for you was truly evident so we grieve with you and Les's other family members. We will feel better when we can share a hug tomorrow as a sister & brother in Christ. May the Holy Spirit continue to surround you and each of Les's loved ones in each grieving moment ahead.


Eugene and Inga Giles posted on 11/6/18

We were saddened to hear of Stanley Rankin's passing. Our two sons, now living out of town (St. Augustine, FL and Providence, RI) both earned their Eagle Scout badges in Milt Forsberg and Stanley's troop. Stanley's sopadillas at Camp Drake cannot be forgotten. We both believe their Scouting activities have been of lifelong benefit.


Sharon Schaffer posted on 11/6/18

Love you Dad. Will forever miss you every day.



Jan Shaffer posted on 11/6/18

Jane and Mary My sympathy to you and your family - may wonderful memories sustain you through this difficult time. Jan Shaffer


Mark Westfall posted on 11/6/18

A true influence on me. From riding in parades in his Model T's, to Sassafras Tea at Winter Camp, to teaching me the native trees of Illinois this man had a profound influence on my life.


Teena L Willard posted on 11/5/18

What a wonderful family John and Betty have raised. Remember the memories. I am sure there are quite a few good ones. Love to all of you! Teena


George Badger posted on 11/5/18

When I came to head CSO in 1974 I was very lucky to find Stan on the staff. He knew everything about how this university worked and had many great contacts throughout. I remember his various outside activities, but especially him driving through our neighborhood in his beautifully restored cars.


Charles and Blanche Finn posted on 11/5/18

Dear Betty and family, Charlie and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers..please accept our deepest sympathy,


Jonita posted on 11/5/18

Condolences to the entire Murray Family. What an amazing life and wonderful memories John has left to be shared for generations.


Margery Miller posted on 11/5/18

To the Murray Family, Knowing three of the Murray sisters has taught me that you are all living a family legacy that surely comes from your dear parents. They were obviously full of integrity, diligence and solid moral character. I'm sad that your dad has passed on, but glad that you all have each other, can count on each other, and continue to pass on the blessings you reap from having such a great father. Sending love to you all, Margery


Don Gillies, PhD CS posted on 11/5/18

Stan, thank you for being a friend in Boy Scouts (I was in Explorer Scout Post 256 1976-1980). You helped to sponsor us through the Dept of CS and I met you several times, including on a Florida trip in 1978. You will be greatly missed!


Bob Booth posted on 11/5/18

Stan was a friend and a great mentor, in the years we worked together at UIUC (CSO). I will miss him.



norma nuss smith posted on 11/5/18

Les Nuss


Chris Wallace posted on 11/5/18

Most of my growing up years were spent living next door to John and Betty Murray and their “unplanned experiences”. They certainly had an influence on my life and were a great example of good neighbors. I’ll miss visiting with you Johnny!


Nichi and Catherine Wilson posted on 11/5/18

We are deeply saddened by your loss.


Earl Finder posted on 11/5/18

Goodbye old friend. It was good knowing You.


Amy Buckles Hendrix posted on 11/4/18

Les was a terrific man! He loved his girls, Jan and Amy. Les was a warm hearted and generous man. He was a kind man to my dad, Kenneth Buckles and for that I am so grateful. They both had fond memories of their time spent at the Amvets Post 3. Les loved his garage and welcomed all to it. I am most thankful for him having Amy Nuss! What a great person who I am lucky to call my friend. We met through our dads. I will miss him but will keep my treasured memories with me. I find comfort knowing he and dad are having a beer and shooting the breeze. Thank you for Les Nuss!


Mark Westfall posted on 11/4/18

Stan was one of the great influences in my life! He taught me the trees of the forest, how to make Sassafras Tea, first aid, safety and citizenship. He taught me a lesson in how to handle an emergency. He did more for the youth of America than just about anyone I know! He was a great man and I will miss him. God Bless Stan Rankin.


Stan Kerr posted on 11/4/18

I knew Stan for many years at Computing Services Office at the University of Illinois in Urbana. He was always a gentlemen, kind and good humored. You couldn’t ask for a better coleague or coworker.


Kris Thope posted on 11/4/18

It was a pleasure and privilege getting to know and work with Dr. Kresca. His positive attitude and work ethic was inspiring.


Amy Snyder posted on 11/3/18

Stan, we are going to miss you so much. Remembering the first time we met you on The Casey Jones...then every year after we had to look you up at every event we went to at MRYM. We would push aside kids waiting in line to ride, just to be with you. Then we were hooked. As a family we always loved your company and all your stories. I was so happy you could be in my wedding. That was a very special day for me in more than one way. Rest my dear friend..and don't forget to toot the horn at the crossings....


Susan McCandless posted on 11/3/18

Roger and family, send you prayers and peace.



Linda G. Williams posted on 11/3/18

He was a wonderful person. He is the reason that his great nephew and great great nephew are firefighters, following in his footsteps.


LYLE D SHARP posted on 11/3/18

My sincere sympathy to the family. Chuck and I worked together for many years


Karen Cope posted on 11/2/18

Sharon, Kim, and Doug - I'm so sorry for your loss. I was only 6 when your parents got married but I remember thinking they were such a neat, loving couple, and indeed they were. I don't ever remember seeing Chuck without a smile on his face. He and your Mom were great hosts and Chuck took super good care of both Patsy and Eloise. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care of each other during this tough time.


Mark Gibbs posted on 11/2/18

My heart goes out to the Demlow family. Know these past years havent been the best. May your hearts be lighter knowing that he is at peace. Remember the good times, which I hear from Doug where many.



Mark Gibbs posted on 11/2/18

Rest in Peace


Susan Taylor posted on 11/1/18

Owen and I are very sorry for your father's passing. He lived such a long and productive life. And helped so many people. Respectively, Susan Taylor


Mike Heath posted on 11/1/18

grew up with chuck, was good to see him and patsy several years ago in S Texas where I live now, you have my sympathy and prayers


PAMELA MICK posted on 11/1/18

Bob and I sorry for your loss. Peace and prayers for all of the family.



David & Karen Reed-Trautman posted on 11/1/18

Dr. Kresca will be missed by many. Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time.


PAULA WEBBER posted on 10/31/18

So sad that Ken is gone, but I do know that he is in heaven with our dear Lord. He was a person to look up to and he loved God, his wife, family, and friends to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Prayers are going up for his dear family and friends. :)


Love Aunt Ruby posted on 10/31/18

Kids, MY heart aches with you in this time of sorrow, your Mother will always be missed


Lois and John Elder posted on 10/31/18

Lois and I have reflected on how special Phyllis and all of you have been over these years and we appreciate each of you. Our prayers are with you and it is so wonderful to know she is in the arms of the Lord. It was great to see you and the service at the church was wonderful. Be blessed and a great Mom had three great sons and families. See you one of these days. Blessings. LOIS and JOHN


Greg Russell posted on 10/31/18

Long ago as a very young child Doctor Kresca performed eye surgery on me. 55 yrs old now Thank you Dr. Kresca Greg R


russ allen posted on 10/30/18

Ken taught me a lot about life. Enjoyed working for him...


russ allen posted on 10/30/18

Ken was an awesome B.C. and taught me much...


Patti Fourez posted on 10/30/18

Charlotte was good to my daughter (Sarah) and I while I was her roommate at Gifford. Between Her, Bill, Sarah and I we had quite a few laughs at the puzzle table. She was a night owl like me so after we did the Walton goodnights, Momma, Marry Ellen and Elizabeth we would talk until one of us would fall asleep. She was quite a woman and someone I will never forget. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your wonderful memories of her will comfort you through this difficult time.


Nancy Smith Novotny posted on 10/30/18

My deepest condolences for Ken entire family, he was a very kind beautiful spirit, may rest in heavenly peace


Peggy Bersig posted on 10/30/18

I am so sorry for your loss. Ken was such a wonderful man. My thoughts are with the family right now


Jim and Gayle Nogle posted on 10/30/18

George, on behalf of the Nogle family I want to offer our most sincere condolences. We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.


Mary and Dan Mortland posted on 10/30/18

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.



Linda Webb (Bersig) posted on 10/30/18

I am so sorry to hear about Ken, prayers are with you and your family


Rita Johnson posted on 10/30/18

So very, very sorry to hear about Kenny. Both of you always made me feel welcomed and loved when we got together. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


Bev Reifsteck Brown posted on 10/29/18

I remember visiting your family when Sandy and I were little. Mom (June Reifsteck ) always saved Shug's Christmas letters so I could read updates. I have really enjoyed the few visits I had with her at Gifford. She delighted in telling me how she had a picture of me learning to walk at Berbaum's. She was one of a kind. I'm sorry for your loss.


Tracy Cameron Bailen posted on 10/28/18

Mrs Davis was my second grade teacher at Garden Hills. She was a wonderful teacher and a sweet lady. She submitted a short story I wrote to a local writing contest and I won a prize. She surprised me with the award, I had no idea she has submitted it. It was s very proud moment for me. Very sorry for your loss, she touched many lives!


Lou Henson posted on 10/28/18

We send our heartfelt condolences to the entire Shapland family on your profound loss of beautiful Nancy. We are so grateful that we were able to have George and Nancy and each of you special "children" in our lives. What a fabulous family! We have complete faith that our merciful Savior will guide you through these sad and difficult times. Our love to all, Lou and Mary Henson


Steve Olstein posted on 10/27/18

Mark, my most sincere condolences to you and your family, I am so sorry for your loss, looks like your Mom lived her life to the fullest, you are in my thoughts,


Michael Day posted on 10/27/18

Dear George and family I was so sorry to learn of Nancy’s death. She was a wonderful wife and mother and a multi talented woman. It was indeed a privilege to know her for so many years. You are in our thoughts and prayers


Michael Day posted on 10/27/18

Dear George and family - I am so sorry for your loss of a wonderful wife and mother and a multi-talented woman. It was indeed a privilege to know her for so many years. You are in our thoughts and prayers


Charlie Kuntz posted on 10/26/18

So sorry for your loss. Sympathy from the Charlo Kuntz Family


Charles and Blanche Finn posted on 10/26/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family


Michael Aiken posted on 10/26/18

George: I want to express my condolences on the death of your wife, Nancy. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sadness.


Nancy F. Phalen posted on 10/26/18

We r sorry for your loss. Always liked visiting with Kurt at the grocery store! Hugs to Nicolette and Heather.



Georgiann Quattrochi posted on 10/26/18

May her memory be eternal


Gail Loschen posted on 10/26/18

Kurt was my second cousin and I have many great childhood memories of family gatherings with he and his brothers and Uncle Bud and Aunt Theo. Heartfelt condolences to Donna and each of his daughters.



Melissa Weiscope n posted on 10/25/18

Love you and you’ll be missed


Carolyn Brown posted on 10/25/18

Karol was a good friend since middle school all the way to present. A very caring person, who loved her family. Prayers for all the family especially Tim and Shelly. She will be missed.


Audrey Gass posted on 10/25/18

So sorry to hear this, A life long friend of my parents, and I, I will always remember, playing at his house with his daughter Nicolette, as we were best friends growing up in Champaign, and how fun he was! Huggs to all of his family!


Andrew Young posted on 10/25/18

When I was younger, I had many great times with Kurt. He was always funny, generous and willing to give me "advice" as he seemed to think he was right most of time.... He successfully helped give this world four tremendous women and his sense of humor will live on in them forever. The prayers of my children and I are extended to Donna...a wonderful part of his life.


Katy McCue posted on 10/24/18

While I never got to meet Kurt, I am enjoying teaching Liv in my 7th grade English class. You are all in my prayers as you gather to celebrate Kurt's life. May all your good memories of him bring joy in the midst of sorrow.


Charlotte Seltzer posted on 10/24/18

Our prayers are with the family at this sad time. Karol was a wonderful person. I attended school with her from elementary through high school. She always had a wonderful smile. She will be remember always.


Nancy Weldon McEntire posted on 10/24/18

Growing up a few doors down I remember Mrs. Changnon as a beautiful woman who always had a smile on her face.


Erik Mueller posted on 10/24/18

Kurt was our equip mgr back in 1984-88 for the Uof I wrestling team. He had a great sense of humor and always made us laugh even on bad days. . I am sorry for your loss but i wanted to let you know your dad touched a lot of U of I athletes lives in a very positive way


Karen Sorrentino posted on 10/24/18

Dear Marc, David & Chris & family So sorry for your loss. Aunt Phyllis will be missed by many. You were very blessed to have a Mom like her. She taught me style, class and many other things. I will always remember those get together's at Grandma's house. She was an inspiration to all. She is with God and the rest of the family now. Until we meet again Aunt Phyllis. Love Frank & Karen Sorrentino


Earl & Rosie Loveall posted on 10/23/18

I will always remember your quick smile, warm personality and flare for fashion! We had so many good times as we BB’s met on game night. Our laughter probably kept your neighbors awake wondering what those Baptist could find so funny. We shall miss you but will see you again and find more to laugh about as we gather once again for game night! Gone but not forgotten.


Tiana Cain posted on 10/23/18

First I’d like to tell all her children how sorry I am, I just found out yesterday when I stopped in at Savoy Post Office and saw Becky Pittman. I have many happy memories of Doris. Our kiddos grew up together because we were neighbors and I hired Doris to work for me at Savoy Post Office. What a great gal she was except that pea peanut salad she made Doris was my kids “other mom” because she was always home and I was always running here and there.. I’m sending big hugs and love to Marie, Donna, Debbie, Diane and Mike and their families. I love you all❤️


Bonnie Langhaar posted on 10/22/18

Thelma Muse was my neighbor for many years. She was a very warm-hearted, hospitable, and generous person, ever ready to assist one. She was fond of her home, which was always neat as a pin. She had a peaceable and happy nature. I have missed her these last few years, and will fondly remember her sweet spirit.


Tom and Natalie Lessaris posted on 10/22/18

Dear Marc and Janis - what a vibrant woman you had for a mother and mother-in-law. May the rich memories you have of her wrap you up and comfort you in the months ahead.


Debbie Condreay posted on 10/21/18

Condolences to Phil Henson Families! Gentle & Kind with a generous heart he definitely will be missed! Prayers & Thoughts for you all! Margaret ( Polly) Sullivan TN & Families FL


Debbie Condreay posted on 10/21/18

Phil definitely was a kind, gentle man and so interesting to speak with Generously opened his home to his half Sister Polly, Of Knoxville TN & Daughter Debra and Her Daughter Kisha Peel from FL during the loss of his step - Mom Funeral arrangement Alma Henson. Phil cooked for us, laughed and shared stories of his family & trips. Showed us photos. We all really enjoyed him and will cherish those Memories now. Our Families send our thoughts and prayers for his Children, & All Grandkids and Friends! He will be sorely missed and fondly thought of. God Bless! Margaret Sullivan (Polly) TN and Families FL


Michael Fisher posted on 10/20/18

So very, very sorry for your loss. John, Paul, Julie (and later Peter) were neighbors of mine growing up - just up the road from Maple Place on Briarwood in Normal.


mike frithiof aka fishley clumspatz posted on 10/19/18

I lost my Woodpecker Clan brother, but the great memories will live on. As the soundman for the Woodpecker Clan, I had sheer delight watching John bounce around stage, yet playing all the right notes. Yes he was Johnny Swan, but, before that, he was Harvey Thurple, bass player extraordinaire for the Woodpecker Clan, the best band in the Quad Cities land in 1971. John was one of a kind...a part of me was ripped out when I heard the news today. Till I see you again with the Heavenly Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, and all the angels and saints, I love you my brother!



Patricia Nolan posted on 10/19/18

Thelma has been my good neighbor for about 35 years. One of my favorite memories is our walking the neighborhood after I had hip replacement. It’s always motivating to exercise when a good friend goes with you! Thelma had a knack for being able to take a houseplant gift and planting it in her yard where it would live for several years. It amazed me because I didn’t have that kind of success! I think of this because she has one of those plants, a chrysanthemum, blooming bright yellow in full glory right now. Thelma lives in our hearts and in her garden next door.



Jeff and Alisa Regenold posted on 10/19/18

In memory of Johnny Hot Swan


Norma Wesley posted on 10/19/18

I worked with Phyllis at the Chamber of Commerce. She was a classy delightful lady and friend.


Jeff and Alisa Regenold posted on 10/19/18

There are never enough words to express our heartfelt sorrow upon hearing of the unexpected passing of your loved one, John. A beloved father, grandfather, husband and brother. Sean, tho we can’t be at your father’s services...please know that we mourn with you and our hearts are with you. Saying good bye is is heart breaking. We hope you will find peace in your heart in the coming days, weeks, months. Treasure all the memories of your time together! Lean on your family and friends. Love to you and Frankie and your mother.


Julie Swanberg posted on 10/19/18

My favorite memory of my brother was one Christmas when he played Silent Night on his acoustic and I harmonized with him as we sang for the family. He had a wonderful sense of humor and provided a multitudate of laughs. I will miss him until we meet again in a better place. It helps to know you are now pain free and happy with our heavenly father


Bob Byquist posted on 10/19/18

Karla, My deepest sympathy for the passing of John. I am deeply saddened by your loss. Although circumstances made it nearly impossible to stay in contact all these years, you have both always remained in my heart. We were very close, long ago, and I feel I have lost John all over again. For me, he will always be "Johnny Swan", rocking out on stage !



Donna Bazzani posted on 10/19/18

I will always remember the wonderful times I spent with Phyllis when I worked with her at Villardo’s. She was a true inspiration to me.



Karen Rosson posted on 10/18/18

May you rest in peace. You are in Gods hands, and until we see each other again, I send you my love.


Karen Rosson posted on 10/18/18

I'll miss you !! To the family if there is anything I can do or help with Please contact me 217-898-8937 We shared many laughs together.


Claudine Freard posted on 10/18/18

Ethan, my condolences to you and your family in this difficult moment, thinking of you, Claudine


Kathryn Behrisch posted on 10/18/18

Dear Dick Hans and I have just returned from our remote cabin on the west coast to the sad news about Rosann. We know you are suffering over the loss of your soul mate and your best friend. How obvious to us all that you were devoted to each other. Her wonderful bio spoke of a life filled with joy, purpose, dedication to good causes and adventures with you. May our sharing your grief bring you some peace . You were so fortunate to have shared each other for so many years. We are never ready to say goodbye. I fondly think of her when I see all the claradendrons - her signature tree - at Tradewinds. They speak of her beauty and her flair for design. Hans and I send our warmest wishes to you. Kathryn


Stephanie Hittinger posted on 10/10/18

Donna, Diana, Mikie, Debbie and Marie. Keith, Zoe ,Gunther and I have been so lucky to have The "Gran" a part of our lives and to share a lot of fun times and laughs both in Arizona and IL. We will always remember how she opened up her home and welcomed us when were back there visiting and threw such a fun get together so that Keith and I could meet the rest of the Miller family and share a bunch of laughs. And we always looked forward to her winter stays out here in the desert. We will truly miss her. Keith and Stephanie Hittinger


Jace Phillips posted on 10/10/18

Sorry for your loss.


charlotte Taylor posted on 10/10/18

Diana and family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I know how much she meant to you. I know you spend a lot of time taking care of her last summer. May God give you peace and strength the next couple of day. Love you.


Angie Howell posted on 10/9/18

Thinking of you Joyce and your wonderful family. Todd was so nice to me and made me feel very welcome when I saw him. He was a kind and thoughtful person.


Sally Peters posted on 10/8/18

I just now heard of Allison’s passing. I saw Allison for OT when she was in pre-school. She was a light in my day. She called me Sassy. She could say Sally but for some reason I was Sassy. I will never forget hearing her boice shouting Sassy in a store one day. I turned around to see her smiling face. God is good, all the time.


Richard Rubin posted on 10/8/18

Nap-So sorry for the loss of your wife. I hope your memories, and your family and friends are a comfort to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rich


Tammy Markstahler posted on 10/8/18

Dear Joyce, so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and many prayers to you and your family.


Lynn Myers posted on 10/7/18

Marolyn was a emntor to many younger teachers whether she knew t or not She will be missed.


Mitch Heroman posted on 10/5/18

Nap, I am so sorry for your loss of your lovely wife Pam. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May God bless during this sad time. Mitch


Gerry Tresslar posted on 10/4/18

Napoleon- you are in our thoughts. I was saddened to learn of Pam’s passing.



Nancy Taylor posted on 10/4/18

With deepest sympathy to the Odell family. John & Nancy Taylor



Beverly Harmon posted on 10/3/18

If we had more Todd Odell's the world would be a better place to live. Very respectful, intelligent, unbiased, kind, caring, hard working,dependable and the list goes on and on and on!!! Todd Odell will truly be missed!!!!


Bob and Tammy Cranston posted on 10/3/18

Dear Napoleon and family, Tammy and I are very sorry for your loss. Losing your wife is a tough thing, as we both know, and you will be in our prayers.


Bruce and Karen Kaplan posted on 10/3/18

We are VERY sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Rick Lema posted on 10/3/18

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you and your family strength and peace. My most sincere condolences.


Anita and Mark Lester posted on 10/3/18

Anita and I share the family's sorrow in this difficult time. Our loved ones live on through their impact on our lives and deeds. May you also find comfort in your family and friends. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Kevin O'Connor posted on 10/3/18

Nap and thoughts and prayers go to you all. I am unable to attend but I will be with you in spirit. I wished that I had met her...your bio of her sounded like she lived a very full life dedicated to others. God bless her and you.


Stacey Travers Roux posted on 10/3/18

My sincere condolences to all of you


Bob & Brenda Good posted on 10/2/18

Our heart-felt condolences to you and your family.



Linda Jordan posted on 10/2/18

Childhood memories - I remember Christmas Eve’s and the end of the summer sleep outs at Grandpa and Grandma Jordan’s house. Being scared by Uncle David during the night and coming back in the house to sleep. We would also collect fireflies in mason jars after we all were taught how to shoot Grandpa Jordan’s guns and rifles. You loved chocolate and would make and eat so many s'mores and hen if we had any marshmallows left you would eat them until you felt sick or Sandie would take them from you. The house you and Aunt Joyce lived in Paxton and how you would tell Sandie, Anthony and I your revision of Ghost story’s Chicken heart and Monkeyshine. Teaching you how to play Hot Potatoe and how to throw a softball as it was meant to be thrown. You taught me about dandelions and how we could eat the petals. A lot of memories as kids and not a lot when we got older as we were miles apart. I know in my heart what kind of man you grow in to be and you faced a lot and also overcame a lot. Aunt Joyce, Cousin Bobbie, Madison and Olivia I send my love and condolences to you. Losing a Dad is hard as I well know Madison and Olivia remember he is always with you no matter what you both are his legacy. Bobbie to lose your brother the person you grow up with I pray for your strength and to help your mom get through this. My Aunt Joyce to have to lose and bury your child is hard to do and not the way it should be. I’M SORRY! I LOVE YOU! I’M HERE FOR YOU! You are my family and how I pray for you and wish this hadn’t happen! Your faith family and Todd’s cat will help you in the minutes, hours, days and months to come. Remember we all will be together and have a seat at God’s table and no more pain, sadness or trouble times. Please let us know how and where to send what we can to the girls and also I would love to donate to help the cats in need of rescue in your area as Todd loved them. Many tears have and will be shed I know we all will get through this in our know time. Hug each other and tell each other how much you love them! Remember the good times! I love you all. Niece/Cousin Linda.



Joyce Wakeland posted on 10/2/18

Watched Todd grow up with cousins, Becky and Brett and brother, Robert. Lots of good memories with Grandpa Ernie and Grandpa Ferne Odell.



Joyce Wakeland posted on 10/2/18

Watched Todd grow up with his cousins Becky and Brett and his brother Robert. Lots of good memories with Grandpa Ernie and Grandma Ferne Odell. from- Aunt Joyce Odell Cox Wakeland


Elizabeth Shapland posted on 9/29/18

Uncle Bob was such a special person, and I am very happy to have been able to spent time with him in the last few years when I was visiting Champaign. What a sense of humor and a sweet smile. I remember on one visit when he instructed me to come to the door near his apartment and he would come down to let me in. As we walked up the stairs to his apartment, I remarked on his ability to use the stairs, and he said, "well, I am sort of showing off!" He loved his family dearly, and I know that losing him will bring a great sadness to all of his children and their loved ones and to Uncle George and his family. But what wonderful memories you have. I am sorry I cannot be at the service to hear you tell some of those memories. With sympathy, Elizabeth


Frank and Rhonda Schmitt posted on 9/29/18

Our sincere sympathy to the family at this difficult time. We are thinking of everyone with love and remembering Bob fondly. You are all in our prayers.


Bettie (Eppel) Arndell posted on 9/27/18

So sorry about your loss and pray for comfort and peace to all!!



Dave Carlson posted on 9/21/18

Some of my fondest childhood memories are of cousin Billy looking out for me, and me looking up to him. I will miss you, cuz.



Dave Carlson posted on 9/21/18

Say hi to your dad, your brother, your cousins, your grandparents, your aunts & uncles- save some some room for the rest of of us!


Dave Carlson posted on 9/21/18

As a very young child, Bill was my hero & protector at family gatherings. Much later in life, I brought my 3 month old son to meet the Daly’s, Bill had Mikey in his arms and neither wanted to let go.Somehow Bill and I wore identical eyeglass frames, hairstyle and moustaches! Bill also introduced me (carefully) to the U of I pub crawl in 1970! He taught me how to make an above ground swimming pool be10 feet deep in the center. And he loved his mom, his wife, and especially his sons.


MarySue Phipps Firchau posted on 9/20/18

Peggy, Steve and Bob Laura Burrnet Davis let me know your Dad has passed. My sympathy and prayers to you and your families. I have such happy memories of both your folks and all of you. Growing up together with your family in Seymour was a special time in my life. My folks always thought highly of your Mom and Dad. They were very special people .


Darrell and Patti Ware posted on 9/20/18

We are very sorry for your loss. All you girls and Ronald treated us so good when we visited Farrell and Jackie and you all. God Bless you.


Christine Smith and bobigoodpaster posted on 9/20/18

We are thinking of you all during this time of sorrow.we love Ms Patty Belle like our own family. Loved when she came to our house just to shoot the s### ! If you need anything please don't hesitate to call.


Kathy Rhoads, Circle of Friends Adult Day Center posted on 9/19/18

We were so sorry to hear about Barbara. It was a pleasure having her at our Center. She was always smiling and laughing, and sometimes dancing. We will never forget the time she was able to paint a picture with the help of the occupational therapy student. Barbara was so proud of the painting, it brought tears to our eyes seeing her do something she enjoyed so much. We miss her and are thinking about you all.


Bob & Fllje A b ney posted on 9/19/18

Buck We are sorry aboUT your loss. Nay God bless and be with you and your family during these sad times.


Larry ,Diane Huey posted on 9/18/18

But & family, so sorry for your loss, pattieBell was such a sweet lady, she will be missed.


Clance and Sharon Reason posted on 9/18/18

our thoughts and prayers are with Buck and the family. We were blessed to know Pat and be her friends. God bless you all.


CJ Singleton, Houston Arkansas posted on 9/18/18

Where do I start with my memory's of Pat, the Super Bowl & Uncle Bucks Family gatherings and parties were always great times with lots of smiles. May she Rest In Peace, gods speed Pat.



Walt and Susy Mclaren posted on 9/18/18

What a wonderful spirit she had. Always enjoying her pool parties and spending time with her family. RIH Pat!


Susan and JIm Moroney posted on 9/18/18

Our sympathy and prayers for you all. I know how much she meant to you all.



Sara Welch Headley posted on 9/18/18

Condolences to you and your family Rose. "Absent from the body, present with Our Lord "


Nicky Kraemer posted on 9/18/18

To Cindy and Family. I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Pat's passing. She was such a beautiful woman and soul. Heaven gained another angel. I think I can hear the laughter from here of the clan greeting her and how they are now reminiscing and sharing stories. How can eternal life not be a great time when we get there? Love you, Aunt Pat. You will be greatly missed by all those who have been blessed to have had you as part of their life. Kisses to heaven until we meet again.


Daniel McKay posted on 9/16/18

Dr. "C.W." was a natural teacher. He was intense but kind and patient. Illinois class of '76 was fortunate to have him as an instructor.


Mike & Donna McHenry posted on 9/15/18

We were so glad to be able to wish Aunt Alma a Happy Birthday on her 100th Birthday when she was still in Savoy. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by her family and friends. We will keep the family in our thoughts and prayers.


Anita and Myron Witt posted on 9/14/18

We love Dan and always loved to visit him and Aunt Paula. He always had great stories to tell and we enjoyed his adventures in his life. He was always very kind to us and always had time to sit with a good cup of coffee and donuts to share! We loved going antiquing with them and spending lots of time with them too- Dan you will be missed and give Aunt Paula a hug from us, much love Anita and Myron


Jonathan Miller, DVM, Diplomate ACVS posted on 9/14/18

I've known Dr. Smith for over 25 years and he was a primary influence for my career choice as a small animal surgeon. I fist met him as a teenager when he would come to Aroma Park Veterinary Clinic where I worked as a kennel boy. It was always an awe-inspiring day when he came by to work his magic on limping or broken dogs. When I got to go to vet school at the University of Illinois, he was a mentor and always had kind words of encouragement. Over the years, catching up with him at the ACVS meetings and talking about central Illinois was always a highlight for me. His influence will live on forever and his congenial, fatherly nature is something I strive to attain every day. Thank you Dr. Smith.


Corinna Kashuba posted on 9/13/18

I had so much respect for Dr. Smith - a lovely man. I have a fond memory of him helping me with my first cruciate surgery! I am sorry to hear of his passing and would have enjoyed meeting him again.


Dr. Elise Stern Ciribassi posted on 9/13/18

I am so saddened to hear about the loss of Dr. Smith. He was a great surgeon, a patient fellow, a wonderful mentor, a gentle man, a terrific teacher, and a kind soul. I will always be grateful for the surgical skills he taught me and the confidence to enter a surgical suite to help the creatures we serve. He let down his "veterinary hair" for our rather irreverant senior movie and we will always smile for that. And I am eternally proud to say he truly helped me start my career by recommending me to my first employers 34 years ago. He will truly be missed and may peace and condolences be with his family at this time of need.



Colleen Ulbricht posted on 9/12/18

My husband and I graduated from the University of Illinois vet med in 1999. We had the privilege of knowing Dr. Smith as a teacher and mentor. We are sad to hear of his passing but grateful that such an amazing man is resting in the arms of Jesus.


Connie Brunkow, DVM. Class of 1989 posted on 9/12/18

My deepest condolences on Dr. Smith's passing. He was a wonderful man, a talented teacher, and a dedicated veterinarian, and I feel privileged to have been his student and colleague.


Sherry Lovenguth posted on 9/12/18

I was sorry to see of Alma's passing! I remember her coming to my mom's ceramic classes (Eveland Ceramics) with my Grandma (Thelma) McHenry and Grandma (Lucille) Eveland. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word. Prayers to you and your family! Heaven has certainly gained an angel. With my deepest sympathy, Sherry (Eveland) Lovenguth


Lowell Griffith posted on 9/12/18

Worked with Dan and Paula at the Jasper Street office of Illinois Power. Dan was always a gentleman. Our thoughts are with the family.


Lois and John Elder posted on 9/10/18

Lois and I were out of town this last week and did not know of Barbara‘s passing. We thought so much of Barbara and your Dad during the 40 years that we knew them and lived in Champaign together. Ironically your Mom came to town and started her business about the same time I became a trust officer at Bank of Illinois. I used her for an estate sale and the friendship began right there. She helped me in my business and I helped her. We also went to a couple of her famous parties. Your Mom and Dad were model people and would be listed high on the top of the list of people I really liked. She will be missed and you were all blessed to have her as a Mom. Praying for all of you. John


Merrill Landscape Services posted on 9/10/18

Our sincere sympathy to your family at this time.


Crystal Williams posted on 9/10/18

My deepest sympathies for all those who are touched by this loss. While I did not know Jay, I do know his son, Joel, and it is clear that Jay was an incredible human being who had a positive impact on those around him. I hope that all of you who are missing him feel supported and loved during this very difficult time.


Diane Kallenbach (Ohio) posted on 9/10/18

I am saddened to hear about Jay. My thoughts and prayers go out to Shelly and for Shelly and Jay's family. I knew him as a good man, husband, father and physician.


Deb Luhrsen posted on 9/10/18

My memories of Jay were of him him and his family when all the kids were growing up. The Yambert home always had “an open front door”. Jay, Shelly and the kids were among the first to welcome and include my family when we first moved to Champaign. Such a wonderful, gracious family. Love you all!


John H. Elder posted on 9/9/18

Dear Family, Lois and I were out of town when Billl passed away and we are so sorry to have missed his service. You are wonderful long time friends, some of our earliest neighbors and wonderful people. Our prayers are with all of you and we will miss Bill very much. Loved his sense of humor and his smile when had made a point. Be blessed. LOIS and JOHN ELDER


Gordon Petersen DVM, MS posted on 9/9/18

I learned of Dr. Smith's passing yesterday. Bill was a kind ,thorough, and patient professor, surgeon, and role model. When I was on the Food Animal staff he always wanted to know when certain client would be bringing in dairy cattle. It was his former school bus driver and he would come down to visit with him. He was always helpful with orthopedic cases or anything else I wanted to talk about. My condolences to his family. He will be missed. Gordon Petersen


Rita & Arnold Blockman posted on 9/8/18

We are heartbroken over the news of Jay's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with each member of the family. We will always remember how sweet Jay was when Rachel broke her arm in front of your house. May Jay's memory and legacy be a blessing.


Jayne and Lyle Wachtel posted on 9/7/18

Our condolences to Shelly and the Yambert family. Jay was an outstanding physician. Thinking of all of you.


Jayne and Lyle Wachtel posted on 9/7/18

Our condolences to Shelly and the Yambert family. Jay was an outstanding ER doctor. Thinking of all of you.


Jacob Kallenbach posted on 9/7/18

Uncle Jay was the most thoughtful, compassionate, adventurous, selfless, and kind-hearted man I have met. His warm, wise, and wonderful spirit reverberated through his infectious smile. Thank you Uncle Jay for constantly inspiring everyone around you, your family, your friends, and your colleagues as your legacy will live on indefinitely. My deepest condolences go out to Shelly, Jenna, Jason, Jeff, Janelle, and Joel.


Marcella Nance posted on 9/7/18

My sincere condolences to the Selin Family on the passing of your matriarch, Margaret. I knew Margaret through our work at the University of Illinois. She was a one-of-a-kind, driving force to be reckoned with and admired wherever she served. It was my absolute good fortune to follow Margaret as President Ikenberry’s secretary when she moved into semi-retirement in 1990. What a privilege to be seated at her desk in the President’s Office. I say I “followed” Margaret, for everyone knew Margaret could not be replaced. There were times when Margaret could be gruff and opinionated, but she was also a marvelous mentor and trusted colleague. There was no mistaking her loyalty to the president. It is not a joke to say that she trained three of them. I will always be exceedingly grateful for the role Margaret played in my career at the University. May she now be at peace and eternal rest from her labors.


Stan Ikenberry posted on 9/7/18

My heart overflows with memories of Margaret Selin, a strong, intelligent woman who brought cheer and order to my often chaotic life. Margaret had already guided two University of Illinois presidents before I arrived in 1979. I was young and inexperienced; Margaret was 14 years my senior and knew absolutely everything about how the Office of the President should work --- and she made it her daily business to be sure that happened. Margaret guided me in those early years and protected me when she felt she needed to. She set high standards for herself and for those around her....including me! And yet Margaret had an easy laugh and a wonderful warm smile that cheered me each day. I remember her fondly and will miss her greatly. Margaret Selin was at the center of the University of Illinois for three decades and may have known more about it's workings than any other human being. Margaret Selin deserves that enduring gratitude of all of those who know and love the University of Illinois. She worked each day to bring order and precision to what could otherwise be chaotic. Margaret made the University of Illinois and all of those with whom she worked better and stronger in every way. I cherish her memory.


Don Greeley MD posted on 9/7/18

My time at Carle (Pulmonary Medicine) spanned Jay's entire career there. I can't count how many times our paths crossed in the ER and in other Carle activities. Besides being a wonderfully competent physician, Jay always had a smile for me and passed along some of his infectious energy. He was a joy to work with and just a great human being. I regret that I am unable to attend the visitation, but I will always have his memory in my heart.


Dr. Diane Fedrow, DVM posted on 9/7/18

I just found out about Dr. Smith. I only knew him briefly when he would come to Bradley Animal Hospital and I was a vet student. I was so disappointed that he had retired from teaching at U of I before I got accepted. I learned so much from him. Not only surgical techniques but how a professional should act. He will be missed.


Tina Villarete Tran posted on 9/6/18

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Dr. Smith was a wonderful faculty mentor during my time in the vet school. He will be missed.


Flora Meyer posted on 9/6/18

To the Yambert family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Jordan Green's condolence passage in particular made me cry. May Jay rest in peace, and I pray for his family during this difficult time.



Susan Mrozinski posted on 9/6/18

A loving and kind cousin who will be greatly missed by all.


Jim Ranger-Moore posted on 9/6/18

My deepest sympathy to all the Yambert family in this difficult time. I never met Jay, but I have had the privilege of working with his son, Joel, for many years now, and to watch him blossoming in Pharmacy school. When I read the description of Jay's life and character, i could instantly saw Joel in those words as well. Know that Jay's legacy will live on in his children and in all of the people whose lives he touched with his kind and loving nature.


mike swindle posted on 9/6/18

I'll always remember standing on the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro with Jay, looking out over east Africa. We did some other amazing backpacking and river trips together; he was a great "hiking buddy." May he rest in peace.



Nancy McEntire posted on 9/6/18

Excellent, caring, compassionate physician.


Arsalan & Safia posted on 9/6/18

I wish we could be there with you guys during this difficult time. Please accept our deepest condolences. You guys are in our prayers. Jay was an incredible man and his greatness lives on with you guys. You are an awesome family and I am grateful to be friends with you all.


Jen Froio posted on 9/6/18

So very sorry to hear of your loss. May memories bring you comfort during this incredibly difficult time. Thinking of you all.


Jason Li posted on 9/5/18

I am sorry to hear your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with the Yambert family!


Ian Anderson posted on 9/5/18

I am sorry to hear this and I wish to offer my prayers and condolences to the Yambert family. I appreciate getting to know Jason and Jeff through school, including Central Baseball with Jason.


Judy and Mike Tennant posted on 9/5/18

Shelley, I am very sorry for your loss and can’t imagine your hurt. I’m praying for you and your children who are touched by this tragedy. Jay was a a wonderful,funny, and kind man. He touched so many lives. I hope Jenna, Jason, Jeff, Janelle, and Joel knows that he will live on in their hearts. He is a part of them. I hope you can find some small comfort in that and also knowing you have friends who care about you.


Sumi A Sonz posted on 9/5/18

Dear Yambert family, so sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.


Chen Chun Chen posted on 9/5/18

Joel, so sorry for your loss. This is certainly a very hard time for you and please let me know if there is anything I could help.


Richard F Dunn posted on 9/5/18

As a freshman in Agriculture in the fall of 1980, Dean Wessels was a great help to me. His warm, kindness and support allowed me to have great success as a student. I owe him more than words can express for the many opportunities that came my way flowing from my time in Mumford Hall. I'm very sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing what great service he gave to many of us students, to the University and to the state of Illinois. Peace be with you all.


Jie Pu posted on 9/5/18

I am truly sorry for your loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort...



Melany Jackson posted on 9/5/18

I was both sad for the family and friends to hear of Bill's passing and elated that he is now in the presence of his Savior, Jesus. I will always remember Bill's kind, encouraging demeanor and generosity. Several times when I needed a pickup to move something or even needed a loaner when my car was dead, he was always quick to give me the keys to his old truck. RIP friend, till I see you on the other side.


Jason Li posted on 9/5/18

Dear Yambert family, so sorry for your loss! My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.


Linda Mathes posted on 9/5/18

A true gentle man who lived his faith and loved his family and friends..he will be missed.. RIP.. Rejoicing In Paradise!


Steve Fang posted on 9/5/18

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family's loss.


Nancee and Steve griffith posted on 9/5/18

We're sorry your family is going through this difficult time. Im praying for peace for you and your family. I am so very heartbroken about your loss. He was a very special person.


Donna Wojcik posted on 9/4/18

Steve, My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your father. What a wonderful life he led! May happy memories comfort you during this difficult time.


PTA Department at South University, WPB posted on 9/4/18

Our department would like to extend our deepest condolences to Janelle, Dr. Yambert, and the entire Yambert family. Our prayers are with you all at this very difficult and painful time.


Jane Huls Kline posted on 9/4/18

You would not find a greater man. Professional, truly caring man of integrity. The world will be extremely at a loss of such a fine man of character. May God show mercy and grace upon his family at such a horrific time


Jordan Green posted on 9/4/18

Last Monday, I met Jay on the Long's Peak trail in the shelter for 15 minutes before he ventured past the Keyhole. He was wrapped in a North Face full body warmth wrap. I approached the shelter and he said, "come on in, you're more than welcome to sit next to me." So I did. And we sat in silence for 10 minutes. IT was so windy and wet that day. Eventually, I asked him about his experience with this mountain, and he told me about his past attempts. He talked me through what lied ahead and we were weighing whether or not we could make it giving the weather on that day. I joked that he was my dad on the trail because of the guidance he supplied. And, then, he said, "it's now or never, this is the best the conditions have looked all day," and he was gone. Ten minutes later, I climbed 5 rocks to advance, but I decided the risk was too great and I wasn't strong enough to summit that day. I Googled Long's Peak for elevation information and I stumbled upon a news article about Jay 8 days after our encounter. My heart sank. When you share a trail like that with someone else, there is a brotherhood where you each understand what it takes to make that attempt. From my 15-minute interaction with him, Jay was a kind, warm, determined man, and I will remember him until my time has elapsed. I send my most sincere condolences to your family, and I hope your memories of Jay will ease your pain at this time.


Jen Mueller posted on 9/4/18

Shelly - mark and I are so, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Jay was a great guy!!


Larry Mertes posted on 9/4/18

Steve, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Based on the stories you told about him he sounded like a great person. Larry Mertes


Wyatt & Kendra Martin & John & Ashley Copple posted on 9/4/18

Thinking of the family and friends in this moment of loss. A $100 donation has been made to the Class of 1965 Scholarship Endowment Fund in Bill's honor. We are all praying for comfort and strength during this difficult time. Wyatt & Kendra Martin & John & Ashley Copple


Thomas Nielsen posted on 9/4/18

I graduated with Jens from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and practiced Emergency Medicine in Central Illinois for many years. Jens was highly respected as an Emergency Physician and provided fabulous care to all his patients for many years. He will truly be missed.



PTA Program at South University, West Palm Beach posted on 9/4/18

Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire Yambert family. May you all find comfort in the memories, legacy and rich life Mr. Yambert embodied.



Edward McClure posted on 9/3/18

My thoughts and prayers are with the Yambert Family. May you find peace in this most difficult of times.


Robert "Bob" Phillips sr. posted on 9/3/18

My heart felt condolence's to Ann smith their children and grandchildren, may God Bless you and hold you in his arms at this time



Robert "Bob" Phillips sr. posted on 9/3/18

A friend went to his eternal home on Friday, my friend to be exact I first met him in 1986 through Gardenhills Baptist Church here in champaign IL. Over many years we became very good friends. He invited me to join Bible study fellow ship, we went through about 9 or 10 years oh these weekly bible studies, over the years we became very good friends, having weekly to twice weekly 7:30 meetings to discuss the business of our church, the BSF lessons, we were both active deacons for around 10 years together. I will miss him very much His candle will burn forever in my heart!p



Michael Mueller posted on 9/3/18

I enjoyed that we because of your son Steve we became part of your family. It’s been a pleasure knowing you. RIP


Susan Nagele, M.D. posted on 9/3/18

I was in the same medical school class with Jens. Although I didn't know him well I remember he was very bright and very athletic. My condolences to his family and I am sure that he will be greatly missed by those he cared for. May he rest in peace.


John and Jan Skierkowski posted on 9/3/18

Dear Yambert family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of bereavement. So sorry!


Dennis & Johnette Sparks posted on 9/3/18

Dennis and I are so sad to hear of your loss. Jay Yambert was a supportive parent at Central High School and obviously cared very much about his children. I enjoyed teaching Jenna, Jason, Jeff, Janelle, and Joel. I’m sure all 5 will carry on different aspects of their father’s personality. Our daughter Denna’s first experiences in the ER were with Dr. Yambert. She is still an R.N. there. We are thankful for his expertise and nurturing. May you all find peace and comfort in your special memories and know that we grieve with you. Many blessings to you all!


Darin Scott Henigman posted on 9/3/18

Having taught three of Jay's kids, and knowing Shelly as a good friend and co-worker of my wife Tracy, I am truly sorry for the loss to this wonderful family. My deepest condolences to the Yambert family from the Henigman's. We share in your loss.


Tatyana posted on 9/3/18

Jay, thoughtful compassionate and always teaching.. you touched so many spirits, and hearts.. Thank you for inspiring many of us, and for gifting yourself so effortlessly,to all of us who knew you, worked with you , considered you family and friend


Karen Campbell-Motsinger posted on 9/2/18

Dr. Smith was such a special person -- we will be praying for his family in this time of loss. He could certainly echo Paul's words to Timothy (2 Tim 4:7-8) -- "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day - and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing." Through Dr. Smith's mentorship and life example, there will be many others that will be with him receiving crowns of righteousness from our Lord. What a joyous day that will be! For now though there is sadness that such a wonderful teacher, mentor, surgeon, wood-worker, leader, husband, father and grandfather is no longer here to inspire us in person. Deepest sympathy to his family -- our family is praying for yours to have peace and strength during this time.


Dr. Richard M. DeBowes posted on 9/2/18

My recollection of Dr. Smith was one of the consummate teacher. While we had a number of great surgeons at Illinois while I was a student (Class of 79), Bill was one who was patient, kind and encouraging. He was deeply focused on teaching and helping all of us who wanted to learn surgery have a good preliminary experience in that discipline. I am a surgeon today because of much of what I learned from Bill. As a teacher of surgery and an academic clinician, I have often thought about Bill as a role model for me in how I could help a student who had ability but lacked confidence. He was a great man, a greater teacher and I can only imagine what a wonderful spouse and parent he must have been. Thank you good and faithful servant for caring about so many colleagues in training. With condolences and respect, Rick DeBowes DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS Illinois Class of 79


Kerry Cessna posted on 9/2/18

I had the opportunity to work with Dr.Yambert a couple times. What a wonderful man who will be sorely missed.


Anthony Martin posted on 9/2/18

We will always miss you, Jane. Peace be with you.


Alan r Karver posted on 8/29/18

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. Alan & Carol Karver


Guy Wolf posted on 8/25/18

Dear Kathy, Karen and Kyle I was so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Always “Mr. Wessels” to me, he was such an inspiring adult to look up to, for a young boy growing up in our little neighborhood of Champaign. Along with other men of that generation, he modeled what it meant to be a man, and I’ll always treasure his kind and steady example. One year, he served as the chairman of the school board subcommittee charged with rewriting the disciplinary code. I was fortunate to be one of the student representatives on that committee. We went to evening meetings together for several months. I marveled at how he shepherded such a diverse group of people with very strong and sometimes opposite opinions through weekly discussions, eventually to agree on a new policy. In the meeting room, he would listen attentively, all the while working on his ever-present pipe. Then, when someone finished speaking, he would restate their position better than they had said it themselves. It’s hard to describe what a marvelous example of a leader he was. Each summer, we kept up a friendly “fight” over the Cubs and Cardinals. As a Cards fan, he almost always had the upper hand. In the rare times the Cubs put together a short winning streak, he would shout “Oh, my! Time to break up the Cubs!” and then wink at me. He was certainly proud of all of you. We all miss him.


Jean Auteberry posted on 8/23/18

Margaret was a wonderful person. She never forgot to say hi to me every time she was in wal - mart in savoy. She made a point to always stop by the pharmacy. Christmas she would bring me a poinsettia. She could always bring me a smile when I had a hard day. I will surely miss her. I am so sorry I just found out. Would have been there for Lyle and Cindy.


Dede Whiteman posted on 8/21/18

Chaz was our neighbor when he lived in Ridge Farm. He was always friendly & kind to everyone he knew. We hated to see him move. To his daughter & all his family & friends we are so very sorry for your loss. Love, prayers & healing hugs for all of you. Dede Whiteman & Jamie Robertson.


Jerry Brookhart posted on 8/21/18

It was with a great deal of sadness that I heard of the death of Dean Warren Wessels. Like many, he was a mainstay for me, a small town country boy going off to the big university. Warren was full of greatly appreciated advice and wisdom that helped guide me through four successful years at the University. When I came back to an ACES dinner forty years later, and not having seen him during all this time, Warren not only remembered my name, but also remembered that my first job was with IBM after graduation! Needless to say, what a great memory, and what a great guy!


Jim Traub posted on 8/21/18

It was with sadness that I heard today of the death of Warren Wessels. Like many, I came to the University of Illinois and Mumford Hall needing a positive word and sincere understanding. We certainly got that from Dean Wessels. An encourager, a congratulator, an upbeat presence. He was a presence through my years there. He was a thoughtful adviser through the job interview process and when I entered the corporate world a few years later and came back on the other side of the table ----he was still a presence. In later years, I would see him around CU and also at Carle---. A life well lived, but we will miss him.


Allison Payne posted on 8/21/18

Hello, all - My name is Allison Payne, and I was Warren's computer support person in recent years, as well as an ACES colleague. My deepest condolences for your loss. Warren was a wonderful, genuine, warm person, and I really enjoyed getting to know him these past few years whenever he had computer questions or wanted to learn more about his iPad. His delight with technology never failed to make my day! He became a friend and excellent conversational companion, about ACES news and beyond, and I'll miss him dearly. Please feel free to reach out if you need help accessing any of his computer files, and I'll be happy to assist however I can. All the best ~Allison Payne


Marcella Nance posted on 8/20/18

My condolences to the Family of Dean Wessels. My name is Marcella Nance. I worked in the Dean's Office just down the hall from Dean Wessels' office from 1965 to 1990 and greatly admired his work and his character. I apologize for not having an opportunity to talk with any of you following this morning's meaningful memorial service. Not only did I attend the service as a friend and cohort of Dean Wessels, but also to bring condolences from the entire Steffen Family of Fairbury, IL. I have been a friend of Darlene (Steffen) Boaz since 1969. Darlene has five or six brothers, in addition to cousins, all of whom may have been students of Dean Wessels when he taught in the Fairbury school system. When I learned of Dean Wessels' death, I phoned Darlene in Oregon who said she would also notify her brothers. Perhaps you have heard from some of them. To my knowledge, some still live in the Fairbury area; one is in California, another in Arizona. It's a small world, or maybe it's just indicative of the Midwest, that I be connected to Dean Wessels through two entirely unrelated circumstances. Dean Wessels always had a smile and a friendly greeting in the hallowed halls of Mumford Hall and that continued when I would see him occasionally at Carle during his hours of volunteerism. He was a much admired, unique individual and I am a better person for having known and worked around him. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by scores, nay thousands, of people whose lives he touched, always in a positive way.


Kathy Rhoads posted on 8/20/18

We were so sorry to hear about Gladys and are thinking of you all. We will miss her sense of humor, her kindness to others and her wink!


Kathy Rhoads posted on 8/20/18

We are so sorry to hear about Warren. We got to know him well when he brought Lois to our Center. He was a wonderful husband/caregiver to Lois and a great support to our Center. We miss them both!!


Maria L Adams posted on 8/20/18

This is really hurting that I won't have an opportunity to randomly run into you and steal a great big hug from my almost- lifelong friend. Awana, Vacation Bible School (getting double cookies for you), camping and hanging out at your parents house were highlights of my youth. Growing up developed distance but it was always comforting to know that you, like a Brother, would always be there if I made the call. I can't express what it meant to me to know, without a doubt that anytime I seen you the greeting & care was still there. It pains me to watch your Mother & Father as well as my own Mom grieve over such a great man gone to soon. May God bless Emilee, Tessa and all of the rest of us that are mourning your Angel Flight at this time. You definitely are being honored to the fullest for all that you have accomplished and strived for. I love you and may your family & friends find peace as you "Go Rest high upon your mountain. Son your work on earth is done".


K Seaver posted on 8/20/18

While I didn't know Dean Wessels personally, I am a close friend of his daughter Kathy. She spoke so incredibly highly of her dad and the influence he had on her. Knowing what an amazing, smart and kind woman that Kathy is, I can only imagine that these are traits inherited from her father and mother. I wish Dean Wessels' family peace in this difficult time and know that the positive impact he had on so many people in your family and at the University will ensure such an amazing legacy to him. Rest in peace Dean Wessels.



ROB PAYNE posted on 8/20/18

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Earl Russell posted on 8/20/18

Warren was a treasured colleague and friend during my years on the U of I faculty in agricultural education, 1980-1995. All of our students knew and admired him, simply because of this good heart, good cheer, good counsel, and superb professionalism.


Gloria (Puckett) and Bob Frischkorn posted on 8/20/18

I've known Chaz since his birth. You were an amazing young man from then until now. Always enjoyed what time spent with you and always got that hug from you before you or we left. My prayers go out to Mom and Dad, Tessa, Emily and Carter, and your cousins. I pray for the strength needed for them in the coming days to get through them and days beyond in going on without you by their sides. Just treasure the good times and go on as Chaz would have wanted you to. May God Bless each and every one and may there be peace for those who may need it. Love to all!



Gloria (Puckett) and Bob Frischkorn posted on 8/20/18

Chaz, you will be missed by so many people! You gave so much to your family, friends, and communities around you. I will remember you and Tessa from the last time I saw you at the Westville Library for Aunt Crystal's granddaughter's birthday. Now, you can continue your good works with our heavenly Father. May God Bless Mom and Dad, Tessa, Emily and Carter, your cousins, and peace to all who knew you. Keeping your family in my prayers! Love to all of them!!!!!


Greg Anderson posted on 8/20/18

I first met Dean Wessels when I started working at the U of I Employees (now Community) Credit Union in 1993. He was serving as chairman of the board for the credit union and was always very insightful and supportive. He was a strong leader at an important time for the organization. Beyond his work on the board, I appreciated what a warm and friendly person he was. After he no longer served as a director I looked forward to seeing him and Lois at Illini basketball games and hearing how they were doing. He was a friend and was always so supportive and enthusiastic. He will be missed.


Greg Spears posted on 8/20/18

I learned what is was like to have a brother ... the day I met Chaz. He befriended me swiftly,as though he had known me his entire life. During my my senior year of High School Chaz was in fact a influential friend and teammate to me. Chaz displayed a smile that was contagious and lived with an energy that was inspiring to all those around him.His drive to help others and methods of leadership by example, forged an enduring impression on my life. I will always recall fondly the times we spent together playing Basketball and Bass Fishing all while being immersed in the Spirit of Youth. I am truly Blessed to have known Chaz. I send my most sincere condolences to his Family, Friends and Community .... You will All be in my Prayers


joe hampton posted on 8/20/18

Dean Wessels made the University of Illinois a friendly, welcoming place for those of us fortunate to be in the college of Agriculture. He helped us to know that we were capable of more than we thought and helped give us the confidence to adapt, apply our selves and make things happen. I very much appreciated that he always made the time to give a boost and encouragment. Warren Wessels helped me to believe, belong and to finish.



Shannan posted on 8/20/18

I’ll miss you, old friend.


Mel Stoller posted on 8/20/18

Wessels Family - I was privileged to have your dad/grandfather as my vo-ag teacher for all four years at Fairbury High School and later as my advisor at the University of Illinois.(Graduated 1968). He was a mentor and wonderful friend throughout. He and Lois were very helpful to my small family while at Illinois. Our daughter took her first steps at their house. We stayed in contact all these years until he moved to the home in Savoy last year. He had the ability to make everyone completely comfortable in his presence and feel like their problems/concerns were of utmost importance to him. We will miss him.


Pat (Sears) Titus posted on 8/19/18

Wessels Family: Dean Wessels was the first smiling face I came across as an incoming transfer student to the University of Illinois in 1976. At that time, agriculture classes were still extremely male dominated. Dr. Wessels looked beyond my gender and looked at the quality of student, and made me feel so welcome at Mumford Hall. Even after I graduated and would sometimes return, that smile and warm handshake would still await me every time. My world—and many more Ag students—is a better place because of him. He was the ultimate leader and friend to all.


Pat (Sears) Titus posted on 8/19/18

Remembering a remarkable man


Dr. Brad Hastings posted on 8/19/18

Dean Wessels was one of those giants who stood in the background and made the University work for the students. His guidance and love for students was always echoed in the meetings we all had with the Assistant and Associate Deans. He will be fondly remembered by so many students and by all who associated with him throughout the university.


larry gerdes posted on 8/19/18

Dean Wessels was a one of a kind. After I graduated from The College of Agriculture in 1971, my Nephew Steve wanted to attend in 1973. Steve had suffered a football injury and was discouraged from trying the U of I. Dean Wessels suggested we visit Champaign so Steve's Dad and my Brother, Herb, Steve and I visited Dean Wessels. He promptly took us to meet the people at the Rehab Center and the rest was history. Steve not only got into The Ag School and studied Agriculture but Dean Wessels said he wanted to be his advisor. Well, 4 years, a CPA on the way, and the highest ever LSAT in Illinois history later, Steve was on his way to Harvard for a law degree and a successful law degree which included a trip to the US Supreme Court and a sterling career that still goes on although Steve is semi retired. Some years ago Steve and I wanted to do something for the AGR Fraternity at Illinois so we did the unthinkable and established an academic scholarship of $1,000 each annually to two Juniors in Warren's name, a Farmhouse man to boot! Dean Wessels got a kick out of that. When my Mother died 10 years ago the first person in line at the visitation was Dean Wessels, 150 miles from Champaign. He and Dean Gardner are what set Illinois apart for us and helped us all launch our careers--God bless them both...Larry Gerdes


Bill Mies posted on 8/19/18

I wanted to write to someone in the family to let them know how much he meant to me and how he influenced my life. When I was in 8th grade at FC middle school, I went to Warren to ask his advice about a sheep project. He recommended the Corriedale breed, and I became the proud owner of two bred ewes that launched me on a career though high school and college in the sheep business. Warren moved to the U of I, and I went there right after high school. Whenever I had trouble in college or was despondent and ready to quit, he and I had an agreement that I had to go and talk to him first before I did anything. That agreement is the main reason I graduated from the U of I and moved on to a M.S. and Ph.D. When I was looking for my first job, I stopped by to see Warren, and he wanted to know where I had applied. I told him Dow Chemical had a research position in Texas. He immediately dictated a letter to the head of the Human Resources section of Dow ( a friend of his) and told him that if he did not hire me for the Texas position, he could never recruit on the U of I campus again. I assumed he has kidding. Four days later, I got a call from Dow inviting me to come to Texas to interview for the job. During the interview, I was offered the job. Later I took a job teaching at Texas A&M and have taught for over 30 years. Whenever students come to me for advice, my first thought is, "How would Warren handle this?" I have lived in Texas for 48 years. Whenever we returned home and school was in session, I tried to stop by to see Warren and just let him know what was going on in my life. I have often reflected on what my life would have been like if I didn't know Warren Wessels. I know I would have been poorer for it. I am so sorry to hear of his passing because the world seems to have a shortage of really good men, and Warren was one of the very best. My condolences, Bill Mies 1109 12th Man Circle College Station, Texas 77845 979 690 2499 Home



WAYNE ASKEW posted on 8/19/18

Best Ag teacher and mentor a country boy could ever have. Happy memories, a well guy.


Ron Uhe posted on 8/19/18

Dean Wessels was a trusted advisor during my days studying at the then College of Agriculture from 1965 to 1969. I always felt that he really cared about my concerns and I enjoyed many visits with him. So sorry for his passing.


J. Gordon and Sandra Bidner posted on 8/19/18

In reading The Patagraph this morning we learned of the passing of Warren--it was a surprise and a shock. The most immediate memory that came to my mind was two fold, my interaction with Warren as a U of I student in the 1954-58 years and then in 1959 when I asked Warren to be the speaker at our Spring FFA Banquet as a 1st year agriculture teacher at Bellflower Township HS. Warren did a great job in his relaxed friendly way as he 'packed his pipe with tobacco'! Yes, the obit article got it right when it said "Throughout his life, service and selflessness was integral to Warren's character." To his children and grandchildren we express our condolences and suggest that Warren has provided your families with a great legacy of service, Love and a positive outlook. In Christ's Love, Gordon and Sandi


Andy Riggins posted on 8/19/18

Dean Wessels was the reason I went to the U of I.


Julia Hill Pryor posted on 8/18/18

Kathy, Karen, and Kyle, my deepest sympathy at this earthly loss. Sending love and appreciation to the Lord and all the Wessels family for the positive impact Warren had in my life. He impacted every decade of my life in some positive, helpful manner. After my Dad passed, Warren stepped in and taught this strong willed teenager how to drive. He encouraged me in college, welcomed our girls when they attended U of I, said hi whenever we visited C-U and/or church., and always waved at Illinois games. He was helpful and kind to my mother and delivered library books to my brother. I saw him a year ago and thanked him again for being such a good driving instructor, and gave him credit that to date I have never had a ticket. He laughed and smiled, remembering how over 40 years ago I almost didn’t figure out how to back out of his long, narrow driveway. He encouraged me through every decade of my life. Recently Warren showed up at my brother’s funeral and spoke words of love and comfort to me and said he did so as a way to represent my late parents. God orchestrated his comments. Forever grateful, humbled, and inspired by his life. May we all hope to impact others in this same manner. Go Illini! In Christian love, Julia


Mike and Brenda Runyon posted on 8/18/18

Lyle and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.


John Dubois posted on 8/18/18

Met Chaz when I was fourteen. We were in the same class in high school for three years and reconnected awhile back on Facebook. My sincerest condolences. He was a great guy and a great friend.


Michael E Riney and Tommy Riney posted on 8/18/18

Our deepest sympathy.


Mark fullenkamp posted on 8/17/18

Sorry for your loss


John & Sheila Sherman posted on 8/17/18

Dear Lyle and family, you have our deepest sympathy. Our prayers are with you. She will be greatly missed by her many friends. With love, John & Sheila Sherman


Jennifer Prewitt (Lansing) posted on 8/17/18

Mrs. Daigh, I just was informed of your loss. I am so very sorry. I am so sorry as I would have come to the funeral. My father feels bad has he did not know until today. We have you in our thoughts and prayers.


Alicia Lesnikowska posted on 8/16/18

TLP was one of the most significant influences in my life. He helped me to a Bourse Chateaubriand. An unforgettable man and a pioneering scientist. Paleobotany will never be the same. Please accept my sincere condolences


Kay Zech posted on 8/14/18

So sorry to hear about my long time friend. She is now at peace emotionally and physically. She fought a great battle. My condolences to all of you.


Bri Adams posted on 8/13/18

I met David when I was very young. He had a gentle, compassionate, non-judgmental, and generous heart. I know of no one who didn't enjoy and value him as a person and as a friend at that time, and I am sure that continued. David was very intelligent, well-educated, and a great deal more cultured than was common in our community. It made conversations with him very interesting, and, yet, we never felt "less-than" in our interactions with him. He showed through his words and his actions that he had our best interests at heart. I have never forgotten him. He will be greatly missed.


Kim Walder posted on 8/10/18

Phyllis, we are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our love and prayers are with you. Art and Kim Walder


Hannah Hudson posted on 8/9/18

You have my deepest sympathies.


Melanie posted on 8/8/18

Rest In Peace sweet lady. It was an honor and privilege knowing you. I’ll always remember the chats we had. Love, Melanie (former Illini Heritage SSD)



Cherene white posted on 8/8/18

Hi, my husband and I met Buena when Macy's opened at Market Place Mall and would visit every time we went to Macy's (about once a week). She was the sweetest, kindest person and we missed her terribly when she broke her hip. After she was better we saw her occasionally at other places and kept a nice friendship. Our deepest sympathy to all her family. We will certainly miss her. I know many will miss her, too. The world was a better place with her in it! Rest in peace, Buena


Richard Reinhart posted on 8/7/18

My sympathies to your family. Remember the good times and the love you shared.


Virginia Taylor Nurmi posted on 8/7/18

Just learned of your mom's passing - so sorry that I wasn't able to attend her service. What fond thoughts I have of your whole family. May these days be sweet and full of great memories and family time together. When our moms go, they leave such a hole - may you be there for each other now more than ever and may you know the comfort of the Father who never leaves us or let's us down.


Wilbert Kako posted on 8/7/18

Praying for the family My Wife Edna are a friend of Charlene’s Koons .


Charlene Koons posted on 8/7/18

I’m sorry I cannot be at the service for Gene hydeI hope everything goes well she was a great person and she was also a great great aunt I send all my condolences send condolences the whole family. I will ask my friends and love ones to Keep you all In their prayers. With love and Sympathy, Charleen Marie KOONS (Bill KOONS Granddaughter ).



Cheryl and Tim Green posted on 8/6/18

May the light from this candle shine brightly for Jim, on the pathway to God and may the light remind us of how Jim's showed his light for us here on earth


Cheryl and Tim Green posted on 8/6/18

Dear Phyllis, It was a shock to hear about Jim's sudden passing. Our hearts go out to you and your family. We loved Jim dearly. From the 1st time we met him, his light and love for Christ shone brightly. Jim was passionate about his faith. He did not just talk the talk, he walked the walk for Christ, a true servant of God, showing us kindness , getting us to "think" and respectfully listening, just as St Francis did. Though we are sad to lose him here on earth, it brings us peace knowing that, in his final journey, he will be talking and walking side by side with Jesus


Mike Faught posted on 8/6/18

Jim was a member of our men's breakfast and bible study at Mahomet Christian Church. He was a perfect example of the Christ like life that we study and try to be more like. Thank you Jim for the short time that I knew you and for showing me Jesus by your life.


Viv Beck posted on 8/1/18

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for strength and peace to you and your family.


Cindy Dean Runge posted on 8/1/18

Sending prayers and best wishes to the Dunlap Family. Mrs. Dunlap was such a sweet lady, friendly neighbor - always a smile and kind word for others. I know she will be terribly missed. Cherish the many happy memories and the legacy she leaves behind for her beloved family.


Del and Elaine Angelo posted on 7/31/18

Praying for you and your memories of a wonderful family. She will always be missed and in your hearts.


Larissa Reed and Family posted on 7/30/18

Michael, our most heartfelt condolences and prayers of peace are with you and your family.


Larissa Reed and Family posted on 7/30/18

Michael our most heartfelt condolences and prayers of peace are with you and your family.


Paul and Shirley Berbaum posted on 7/28/18

Lee Ann, Barb and John, Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your mom. No matter how long we have them with us, it is always hard for the final good-bye. We were so sorry to miss Anna Lee's grave side service. We were on vacation with our children and their families. Our thoughts remain with you. Paul and Shirley


Scott and Kathy Peters posted on 7/28/18

So sorry for your loss, Joan was a such a beautiful person. Thinking of your family.


Marjorie Seaman posted on 7/28/18

I met Joan at Webber Street Christian Church a number of years ago. She was such a delightful lady and I really enjoyed talking with her. My condolences to her family.


Jess Little posted on 7/27/18

I was with Dave and Colleen just three times and I will always remember Colleen's smile and bright eyes. She lit up the room.


Kim Koran posted on 7/27/18

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. This time will be very difficult, but I hope you remember she will always be with you, in your heart and in your memories. I pray that those memories bring you comfort and peace.


Randall Bell posted on 7/27/18

When I think of Colleen the first thing that comes to mind is Sister a loving friend. Who loved to laugh! The time we spent in Vicenza was a special time of friendship and long conversion. Just before I left Vicenza she shared she had crush someone and didn't want share that yet. Its was Dave two of my Favorite friends getting together. love got them together and little lust too. We will all miss her. but I am sure, we all Special Memories we can hold on too.


Lori Auth posted on 7/27/18

I will miss her greatly and count her as a treasured friend. She would light up when talking about her family but glow talking about her grandchild kids and hubby. Her birthday month was always grand. She lighted the room. Heaven got an angel and I am sure she is helping put it in order.


Becky Miller posted on 7/26/18

I worked with Colleen at Carle. She was there for me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer 3 years ago. She will always hold a special place in my heart. So sorry for your loss.


Betty Kring posted on 7/26/18

Dave, Erica, and Michael, My heart is saddened by the news of Colleen's passing. I know how difficult this time is, and I pray that GOD will give you comfort and peace. Colleen will always be with you in your heart.


Marty & Pam Joop posted on 7/26/18

I have fond memories of Joan at the wrestling meets and her cheering us all on. She was a very special lady. May our Lord bless and comfort the family during this time of grief. Fondly, Marty & Pam Joop


Melanie Baer posted on 7/26/18

Colleen was one of the best to work with at Carle - always the life our department just like she was the life of the party! Never forget February is her birthday MONTH - Colleen did not just have a birthday - she had a month! Thoughts and prayers with her family and friends!


David and Sharron Mies posted on 7/26/18

I am so sorry for your loss.


Arden and Cathy Howey posted on 7/26/18

To Dave and family our deepest sympathies on Colleen's passing. Arden and Cathy Howey and family Beaver Dam, Wi


Jeff Freppon posted on 7/26/18

i’ll always remember and appreciate how kind and gracious Colleen was. Her light still shines.


David Martin posted on 7/26/18

May God comfort you through your sorrows, bless you and help you remember the happy and blessed times shared. Dave M.


LaVera Davis posted on 7/26/18

You are in our thoughts every step of the way. American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Illinois


Nancy Kirschsieper posted on 7/26/18

Truely sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.


Inga Karliner posted on 7/25/18

Dear Ralph, Please accept our condolences. Inga Karliner and Jon Thaler


Kathie Marshall posted on 7/25/18

Michael, We are thinking of you at this sad time. Mollie has spoken so highly of your entire family and we are so sorry to hear about your Mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kathie and Dave Marshall


Jack Bley posted on 7/25/18

Ann first caught my eye when she would wander in usually late to an undergrad psychology class in Altgeld Hall burdened with large art protfolio she had dragged from a class on the other side of the NIU campus. What a wonderful surprise to later learn that pretty girl was dating one of my best friends, Pete. She always cut thru the baloney and let me know what she thought with a sense of humor. The Good Lord has brought home a dear wife, mother, grandmother and scientist.



We are sorry for your loss Joe. I will always be grateful, for Marliss was the one who brought my Robert and I together. With loving thoughts and prayers. Shirley Gregerson and family


Lori Hallowell posted on 7/23/18

My best days at work were the ones when I stopped to visit Mrs. Simmons (Jan), she always made me laugh. I would come in with a smile and leave with a bigger smile. This is one lady her left her mark on my heart. She will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.


Maria Jacobs Cahill posted on 7/21/18

Mr. Kersey was probably the best teacher I every had while growing up in Champaign, and I know that I am not alone in feeling this way. I have many fond memories. Best wishes to his family during this time.


Cheryl Sackett posted on 7/20/18

Marliss was so sweet and funny. My mom and I send our condolences to Joe and the family.


Ann & Skip Neely posted on 7/20/18

We are so sorry for your loss


Ann & Skip Neely posted on 7/20/18

We are so sorry for your loss. Skip is in Carle Hospital for inflamed small intestine, but he recalls our oncology days.


Maria Palmer posted on 7/20/18

Ann I will miss your beautiful smile and seeing you sit on your patio. I will always remember watching the eclipse with you and Pete. I am sorry our paths didn't cross sooner in life but thankful they did. Thinking of all of you and keeping you in my prayers.


Mike Day posted on 7/20/18

Dear Pat & Family- I was sorry to hear of Tom's passing; he was such a wonderful man as well as a brilliant scientist and researcher;it was indeed a privilege to have been allowed to be a part of his life. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mike Day


Alan and Suzanne Otterbacher posted on 7/20/18

Bill and Shirley always came to our New Years Day open house so Bill could eat the Norwegian food he remembered from childhood. He was as described, a kind and gentle man with a great sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.


Llano family posted on 7/19/18

Ann was such a warm and generous mentor and colleague. Her contributions to our campus were enormous and she will be sorely missed.


Steven R Ellis posted on 7/19/18

Marliss was our neighbor in the 1950's and was our family babysitter. We all adored Marliss. She was so much fun! I will miss her friendly, upbeat self very much. The Ellis family would like to express our sincere condolences.


Judith A Siess posted on 7/19/18

My father, Chester Siess, shared an office with Bill after he retired. Bill was one of his favorite people at the CE Department. I remember running into him almost every thime I went to the UI Library. He was usually carrying an armload of books. I stayed at their home once when I came into town after my parents died. Such a lovely house, filled with antiques. They were both wonderful to my dad when he was recuperating from cancer surgery (at age 86). Shirley watched over his care at the nursing home and she or Bill came daily to bring him the breakfast grapefruit he enjoyed but the home didn't provide. They also took care of his laundry. They made it SO nice for him and possible for me to feel comfortable staying at work over 500 miles away. They definitely GOOD PEOPLE. They will be missed.


Vicki Andersen posted on 7/19/18

Mrs. Schultz was my first boss at Burnham Hospital. I still tell people she was the best boss I ever had. I learned so much from her that I used throughout my working career. She was a wonderful role model. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.


Gene & Linda Kirkham posted on 7/18/18

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you. God bless.



Brenda Gregerson posted on 7/18/18

When Aunt Marliss talked with you she made you feel like she was truly interested in what you were saying. A rare trait that I always admired.


American Cancer Association posted on 7/18/18

The staff of the American Cancer Association® at is sorry to hear of Martha’s passing. We have received a memorial donation in her name and our sincere condolences go out to her family.


Judy Peeples posted on 7/18/18

Cindy first came to myhouse in Al. in 2005. She came for a ministry my church was having. She was in my ministry team. I told her anytime she wanted to come back down she was welcome. This special ministry was every 3 months. She came every 3 months with friends and relatives. I had a ranch and my husband had passed away. She loved helping me on the ranch. We have many a funny story. Even after I moved until I sold my house she still went. She recently cfame down to Selma and I met her there for this same ministry. We had many a good laugh. Out of the blue she would send me money just because I had let her stay at my house. She even drove my tractor to help with the hay. She was an awesome person that I dearly loved. I will always remember her.



Mary Gregerson posted on 7/17/18

Marliss was the first to welcome me to the Family reunions. Both Chris and I adored her.


George & Betty Gregerson posted on 7/17/18

Marliss was a force to be reckoned with...a good one. George and I will miss her very much..especially at family reunions.


Robert G. Frederick posted on 7/17/18

A truly Wonderful Lady. I am so sorry for your loss. Just learned of your passing. It looks like your wishes have been carried out.


Margaret Ann Miller posted on 7/17/18

Ann's love of life and unique sense of humor live on in our memories...she will be missed!


Christine Cox posted on 7/15/18

We loved having Berenice as our neighbor as she was always genuinely interested and cared about the neighborhood. She lived our block parties and always participated. Thinking of the entire family, but especially, Robbie .


Bob Yurkovich posted on 7/15/18

My heart is heavy. Mike and I were born on the same day, so always felt a special connection. Will always remember his megawatt smile. He is now free.


Sue and Jerry Janusz posted on 7/15/18

We were so sorry to learn of Ann's passing. Our deepest sympathy to Pete as well as to Ann and Pete's children and grandchildren.


Brooke Christine Goschy (Bagley) posted on 7/15/18

I am so sorry for your loss. May God bless your family.


Jeannie Vansickle posted on 7/14/18

Ann was a special person. She was an inspiration and I will miss her wonderful sense of humor and her compassion. Coffee time at Mettler is not the same without her!


Virginia Bishop posted on 7/14/18

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of Michael from his classmates at the University of Notre Dame, especially his friends at Zahm Hall. May he rest now in peace, and your hearts be comforted with loving memories. ND'77 Class Secretary



Nancy Krug posted on 7/14/18

Loved visiting Sharon and hearing about Megan and Blue.


Mary Petry posted on 7/13/18

I was also one of the lucky elementary education students who studied abroad near Briistol, England and did some student teaching in the British Infant School system. What I remember about Dr. Manolakes was his kind interest in each of us, his sense of humor, his characteristic pipe, and his devotion to his family, which was evident even abroad. I was also lucky enough to be in the same building when Mindy started teaching. She arranged the students' chairs in the classroom in the shape of an airplane, gave her students paper "passports," and she and her Kindergartners traveled the world that year. Recently, I attended "Mindfulness for Teachers Training" with Mindy, Although mindfulness was something that Mindy was already using regularly with her students, she joined the class to learn more. If ever there was a tribute to Dr. Manolakes, it would be his daughter Mindy. During our mindfulness training, Mindy was kind enough to let us meet in her classroom. Being in class with Mindy, and being in her classroom, it was so clear that Mindy embraced each and every one of her students fully and completely and threw every fiber of her being into teaching them how to read, write, work with numbers, and to be a good person to yourself and others. MINDY MANOLAKES EXEMPLIFIES EVERYTHING HER FATHER STOOD FOR AND IS A LIVING TRIBUTE TO HER FATHER!



Ashley (Jones) Carper posted on 7/12/18

I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Foreman's passing. I remember him being serious and quiet but I heard so many sweet stories about him from Shannon that I know he was much loved and a caring influence in the many lives that he touched. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Much Love, Ashley


Mike Day posted on 7/11/18

Dear Marshky family- We were so sorry to hear of Steve's death; we remember him fondly from the days in the Arbours, Boy Scout Troop 101, and the trek at Philmont. He was a great leader, and a wonderful man.Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Day family ( Mike, Joyce, Mark, Erin, & Ellen)



michelle cloe posted on 7/11/18

he always had a smile and was dear to us DMH girls!


Nancy, Sara and Spencer posted on 7/10/18

Tisha and Jennifer, Sorry to hear about your dad. Please give a special hug to those beautiful children of yours and your mom. Love, Nancy, Sara & Spencer


Abe Aamidor posted on 7/10/18

John hired me at The News-Gazette in 1985; concrete actions like that matter more than lots of gestures and sentiments and so on. He stood far enough back as an Editor that he was good to work for, and he was fun during our irregular Friday night poker games.


Bridgette Fadili posted on 7/9/18

I just want to give you my condolences and let you know that Pat will be missed I am a co-worker and I'll never forget him and his lovely wife coming then spending time with my grandma and talking with her along with doing some light work that she needed done I'll never forget my last time to see him at Christie Clinic on the 22nd of June his sweetness and his kindness will be dearly missed I want you to know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers all of you


Joyce Conley posted on 7/9/18

Diane, I am sorry to hear about Pat's passing. May God comfort you and your family and keep you in his loving care.


Sue Chapman posted on 7/9/18

Diane, I was so sorry to hear about Pat's passing. Sorry we haven't kept in touch and if you need anything, please call. I always enjoyed visiting with you and Pat.


Sandra and scott morrow posted on 7/9/18

Sorry for your loss, i love all my cousins and expecially aunt marge, sorry i cannot be there in person but if anything i can do just ask



Sandra and scott morrow posted on 7/9/18

Made me laugh when we had to get my father's ashes. Love you uncle syeve


Carole A Brandenburg posted on 7/8/18

Steve and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Susie was an amazing woman. I can remember all the great times we shared with you and the boys. My thoughts and prayers for all of you, in this heart breaking loss. Love to all. Carole Ann


Joseph Bauers posted on 7/6/18

Over 30 years ago, John invited me to write occasional commentaries in the News-Gazette. All that time,, he was fair and considerate. I think he truly grasped the diverse range of opinions in our community. My condolences to his family in this difficult time.



Joe and DIane Phillips posted on 7/5/18

John and Family, Through the years Arlene became a close friend of Diane and myself, not to mention the dogs they absolutely loved her. It has been my experience that anyone that can have the relationship with animals that she did was a wonderful person and Arlene was certainly that! Always willing to help and was always there when needed. We will miss her, God Bless and our deepest sympathies.


Sheretta Myers posted on 7/5/18

My condolences to you and your family Sharon.


Pat Phillips posted on 7/5/18

John gave the OK for my hiring in the Danville as the new position of feature writer. For 16 years, i had the time of my life. The interview, with his gentle style, allayed my nerves and actually set an example for how to interview others during my career. Always warm and funny, he will be missed by so many for so many reasons.


Marilyn Schum posted on 7/5/18

John was an exceptional human being and will be greatly missed by many. I considered it a privilege to be his assistant and share that part of his world. My prayers for Sharon and his loved ones.


Art & Kim Walder posted on 7/4/18

Sharon, we are so sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers are with you.


Marya Ryan posted on 7/4/18

My sympathies to Dr. Manolakes' daughter Barb and all the family. My thoughts are with you.



Bryant Seraphin posted on 7/4/18

Mike, I met you when you were the president of the local Boy Scout council. I heard about Allison at a recent service at Savoy United Methodist. I am sorry for your loss, and please know there are people thinking of you at this time. --Bryant Seraphin (Asst. Scoutmaster - Troop 101)


Johnny A. Moon posted on 7/4/18

How can you say that someone you have never met is a friend? I consider John a friend. Email conversations about journalism; suggestions for a granddaughter who was going into that field; conversations about my wonderful employer, and John's generous donations of books and various items to a benefit close to my heart. Reading John's commentary some Sundays was a breath of fresh air, and I would occasionally contact him about them. And then there was the horseradish. We shared the love of that. Sad I didn't get to meet you John, but regardless of that you have touched my life and the lives of my children. I trust I will still meet you one day. Thank you!


Cindy Pumphrey posted on 7/4/18

Sharon, Sending you my love and deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband, John. You are in my heart and prayers. Cindy Pumphrey


Asgi Fazleabas posted on 7/3/18

It deeply saddens me to hear of Ann's demise. She was a warm and wonderful person and a dear colleague whom I shall remember fondly. My deepest sympathies to the entire family. We have certainly lost a very special person.


Gail Prins posted on 7/3/18

It breaks my heart to learn of Ann's passing after a long and hard battle with cancer. I am a colleague of Ann and have long admired her brilliance and devotion to the multitude of things she did for her field. Her science contributions will live on, as will the fondness many hold for her. I extend my deepest sympathies to her family.


Simon Rhodes posted on 7/3/18

Ann lit up every room that she entered. She was a great scientist and a valued colleague who was always so generous, constructive and supportive.


Diane Phillips posted on 7/3/18

Arlene, I enjoyed our friendship so much. Thank you for always being here for me. I love you and will keep the memory of you forever in my heart.


Ron and Jeanne Hanna posted on 7/2/18

We were so sad to learn of Arlene’s passing. She was a terrific baker and we Always enjoyed her holiday cookie plate! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Penny White posted on 7/2/18

Will certainly miss this dear friend BUT we will reunite again in Heaven. Love you too Birthday Boy. Proverbs 3...Trust in the Lord...


Sue Black posted on 7/2/18

What a wonderful man. Honored to have been a neighbor and friend to Dee and “Mr. Chuck.” He played Santa for my kids and always had a pack of Juicy Fruit when my daughter ran next door. Helped build the kids jungle gym and walked many miles around the neighborhood with me. The world is a better place because of him. His children and grandchildren are a testimony to his love for family. I miss him and Dee dearly.


Judy and Steve Ullom posted on 7/2/18

We were next door neighbors in the seventies. We have many happy memories of Ann, Peter, and the children. We are very sad to hear of Ann's passing, a beautiful life cut short.


Julie Weishar posted on 7/2/18

I remember meeting Arlene for the first time when our family moved to Brett Court in 1994. She and John were so welcoming and friendly. All these years they have been the best grandparents to our girls who lost all of their grandparents at an early age. Arlene is a wonderful example of living a life of service to others. She will remain in our hearts forever and we will sorely miss her! We thank God for bringing her into our lives.


Bill and Phyllis Gingold posted on 7/2/18

John, Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time


Tom and Ursula Smiley posted on 7/1/18

Our condolences to John and the kids. I will miss my big sister because she was my "tree of knowledge". She was the last to remember all the events of us growing up. She will be remembered dearly and will be in our prayers. Love your little brother.


Joan Dykstra posted on 7/1/18

Dr. Manolakes was the most memorable and impactful teacher I had at Illinois. His passion for education was truly inspiring. So sorry to hear of his passing.


Kevin R. McCandless posted on 6/30/18

John and Family, Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Arlene was a very special person to me and many others. She will be missed. I always thoroughly enjoyed being with her and John at many Kiwanis events as well as UI sporting events. Thank her and you for being a part of my life.


Nancy & David Kronenfeld posted on 6/30/18

John - so very sorry for your loss. Your wife was a truly lovely woman and I enjoyed chatting with her at the racquetball tournaments. It's been awhile since I have seen her or you but have such fond memories. My condolences to your whole family. Love and hugs, Nancy & David Kronenfeld


Barb Forde posted on 6/30/18

Arlene was the first person to welcome me to our neighborhood when I moved here from California in April 2016. Arlene, Deb, and Di (neighbors) took me to lunch to get to know me and I became one of the gals. We have been meeting for lunches most Thursday's since then. Arlene and John take care of my cats when I travel and frankly, I think the cats like them better than me! We also have the military connection as John was a military pilot and one of my daughters was too. Arlene often stopped by my house to chat about crochet, Home Owners Association, local wildlife, local plants (all new to me), dogs, cats, and our families. Arlene was a connector. When we'd go to restaurants, she knew the waiters and waitresses and she had a way of making everyone feel special and important. Arlene and John welcomed me not only into the neighborhood, but also into their lives. I became family and I will miss Arlene tremendously. I take solace in knowing she is with our Lord now and I'll be seeing her again. John, my deepest condolences and my prayers continue for the Holy Spirit to give you comfort in this time of the loss of your dear love, Arlene. Rejoice that you will see her again too!


Vickey Utter posted on 6/30/18

I am so sorry. Such a beautiful lady. Always enjoyed the time we spent together.


Vicki Council posted on 6/30/18

I have known mrs. O'Donnell since I was in 8th grade. She was the mother of my most dearest friend, Teri. She was like a mother to me because I spent so much time with Teri. I remember when I lived in Springfield we would go shopping and out to dinner about once a year. We would always pick out a new fashionable outfit for her. She was always so happy that I was friends with her daughter Teri. I was more than welcome to go on their family vacation to Florida and I have wonderful memories spending time there with them. She was like a mother to me and I will miss her. My heart goes out to John, Teri, and Tom. I love you all.


Kerry Burnstein posted on 6/30/18

My deepest sympathies to Ann's family. Ann was a truly lovely person, a great scientist and a steadfast advocate for research. On top of being a wonderful colleague and friend, she introduced me to the nuances of fine chocolate. I will miss her.


Jim & Marybeth Eads posted on 6/30/18

Arlene was fun, straightforward, giving and clever. We know her leaving is so painful for you, John, and all the children and their children and their children. God’s glad to have her home.


christopher christenson posted on 6/29/18

Sheila, you have my condolences. I have never worked for a couple as sweet and as kind as you two were. You made me feel like a part of the family when I was working for you and I do appreciate that. I just wish I had grown up across the street from you two. I know that he is in heaven and is watching over you. He loved you and showed. Thank you and God Bless.


James and Jean Lee posted on 6/29/18

Dear Peter, Marc, and Beth, We were very saddened to learn of Ann's passing. We will always remember Ann as one of the most positive and caring people we have had the privilege of knowing. Ann truly made the world a better place as a world class scientist, mentor, and, loving parent and grandparent. We will miss her. Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. Jim and Jean


Diane & Tom O'Rourke posted on 6/29/18

So sorry to hear of Berenice's passing. We looked forward to seeing her and Robert at the end of every summer for the Willis-Healey neighborhood picnic. We'll miss her.


JAN HOUSTON posted on 6/29/18

I was very sorry to hear of Berenice's passing. My sincere sympathy goes to her extended family. I knew Berenice through The Margaret Scott African Violet Society and I enjoyed her upbeat attitude and our discussions together. A special 'sorry' to Robbie.


Dave and Janet Corrior posted on 6/29/18

Ted was our neighbor back in 1974. What a character. Memories of him always include his dry sense of humor and his perpetual pipe lighting. Our stay on Devonshire was short but the memories plentiful. Our condolences to the family. Know that he will be remembered and our memories shared.


Mike posted on 6/29/18

Dear Pete,Marc & Beth and family- Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Ann was such a caring, friendly,brilliant and compassionate person who touched the lives of so many of us in a positive way.


Kathy Carlson posted on 6/29/18

Ann has been a good friend from the beginning of her graduate career, through her post-doc, and as a faculty member. She was always cheerful, no matter what life threw at her. She will be missed.


Johnson family posted on 6/29/18

Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy. When Lazarus died, Jesus “groaned in the spirit and became troubled,” and shortly afterward he “gave way to tears.” (John 11:33, 35) So, when someone we love dies, it does not show weakness to cry. God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. (Revelation 21:4).May the God of love comfort the Nardulli family and friends


Janey Morton posted on 6/29/18

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


Jo Myles posted on 6/29/18

So sorry for your loss.  During this difficult time, find comfort in God's thrilling promise found at Revelation 21: 3, 4 to soon wipe out every tear from our eyes, for death to be no more , and no more pain these things will be done away.  Knowing this promise I hope wiil give you the strength to endure.


Anna Merritt posted on 6/28/18

Peter — and family, I’m so very very sorry.


John Yates posted on 6/28/18

I would like to express my condolences at the passing of Ann. I've collaborated with Ann for 16 or 17 years and we published 15 papers together. Unfortunately, we never met and yet we had this wonderfully productive collaboration. As a testament to Ann's success as a teacher and mentor, we continue to collaborate with her scientific off-spring. Again my deepest condolences.


Cathy Sauer McQuillan posted on 6/28/18

Farewell to my favorite teacher! I've known Dr. Manolakes, Ted, since 1970 when he led us, the first student group, to study teacher education in Britain. We continued our relationship over the years because he was involved in the multi-age education program at Olive School in Arlington Heights where I spent my career. We were all lucky to learn from his wisdom, brilliance, dedication and heart to make learning better for children. I am forever indebted to him. He was my favorite mentor. He made a difference in so many lives. I will miss him very much. My sympathy to the whole family. He loved you all dearly!


Steve Sligar and Mary Schuler posted on 6/28/18

Our deepest sympathies to Peter and the family. Ann was an inspiration to us all and she is greatly missed.


Mary Woodley posted on 6/28/18

My heartfelt condolences to Jennifer and her family. A mother's legacy is in her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. I know she was proud of you all. May you find peace and solace in each other.


Roscoe and Ann Pershing posted on 6/28/18

To Tom and family, We did not know your father, but we send our condolences, knowing that he must have been a wonderful father from his obituary and know how much we admire you and your excellent investment guidance for us. Our thoughts are with you. Blessings and peace for you and your family.


Lowre Young posted on 6/28/18

Dr. Nardulli was a beautiful and kind person. I worked with her during time as chair for the Radiation and Laser Safety Committee.


Dorene Kuffer posted on 6/28/18

Mr. Mcride's smile is forever on my memory. He will be missed and is loved.



Robert C. Kleinsasser (Ph.D. Illinois, 1989) posted on 6/27/18

Ted served on my doctoral committee and hooded me at commencement in Assembly Hall in 1989. His kindness, his intellectual manner, his gentle encouragement to bring about educational innovation and progress are just some of the many dispositions and attributes he nurtured in me and his students at all levels in the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Vail, Dr Manolakes! What a privilege to have been guided by you. My sincerest sympathy to Ted's family.


Christine (Gibson) Lutke posted on 6/27/18

I have so many fond memories of your mom while I attended First United Presbyterian in Pekin. I was so glad to see her at my mom’s service five years ago. I pray that you find comfort and peace with the wonderful memories you have with her.


Russ& Sue Arnold posted on 6/27/18

Dear Mike & Jamie,one of my favorite memories is the pure love that Allison and her Grandma Potts shared.One thing we know is that Pat was waiting with open arms to welcome Allison into heaven. Remember how much you are loved by everyone whose hearts you have touched.In Christian love, Russ & SueArnold


Jane Marriott posted on 6/27/18

I was one of the many who have been fortunate enough to know Dr. Ted Manolakes. He was a wise and trusted professor of Education at the University of Illinois and the Education Building has never, ever, been the same without his presence. Knowing him as a friend gave me the opportunity to enjoy a laugh or a philosophical discussion. My heart goes out to his family and I know there will be a part of their hearts that will ache for all their lives. Respectfully, Jane Marriott


Mark L Middleton posted on 6/27/18

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Cor 4:17)


Andrea Betzler posted on 6/27/18

I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounded like quite a man! Hugs, Coach!


Terry Smith posted on 6/26/18

So very sorry for your loss of this much loved son, brother, husband, father and grandfather, educator and mentor. We are much poorer for his passing.



Rae H. Williams posted on 6/26/18

Ted was the best father-in-law I could ask for. Within moments of meeting him, I thought how much like my own father he was, and it was easy to love him. I'll miss his stories of his wife, his children growing up, his time in the Marines, taking his students to England, and his knowledge of the Civil War and World War II battles. I love you, Ted, and will continue the storytelling as life goes on.



JanVonBokel posted on 6/26/18

Uncle Joe was an amazing man, and always a joy to visit,I loved him


Steve Tate posted on 6/26/18

I grew up on a corn farm owned by Marguerite and Willis Winston. My parents, Norma and Freddie Tate always spoke highly of both of them. They were grateful for the opportunity the Winston family gave them when they were just starting out. I clearly remember the kind words Marguerite shared at my parents Retirement Reception. And I carry in my pocket the gold pocket knife they gave my father on that occasion. I celebrate with you memories of both of them.


Terri Bilbrey posted on 6/26/18

Rebecca & family, Words cannot express the sadness in my heart for all of you. Your dad lived a long and happy life and in time your memories will soothe your sadness. Rejoice in the good times. Many good times were spent in the McBride household that we will cherish forever. Just know I am hugging you all in my heart.


Pam Borowski posted on 6/26/18

Mindy, I am so saddened to hear of your father's passing. I know how close you were to him. You are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace.


Dave Lariviere posted on 6/26/18

To Mindy and Family - Our deepest sympathy to you, Mindy, and to the McBride family for your recent loss. We still have so many fond memories of the McBride's Drug Store downtown, a mysterious and wonderful place to visit as kids. We'll keep you in our thoughts in this difficult time.... Mary Treat and Dave Lariviere



Cindy Czekanski-Colman posted on 6/26/18

To Mike, Linda and Andre, I was really heartbroken to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a great father and friend to many. May God grant you peace and comfort. Love Always, Cindy



Paulette Rebman posted on 6/23/18

Mary and Lynne, I am so sorry Joe is not with us, but I am so happy he is not in pain, and I believe he is able to run in heaven and when you two get there, he will run to you and hug you, and IF I get to heaven I am running to him and hugging him too!!! sometimes God lets us meet people we will love forever, I will love you all forever!!! I am so blessed by making friends with you all . God will be with you through this, and my heart and prayers are with you both!!!


Cara Day posted on 6/22/18

Abby & Lynn, I remember meeting your grandma (mom) at the shower. I'm sorry for your loss.



posted on 6/22/18

I will miss you more than you could ever know. You were always brighter than the sun in sky. With Love


Greg and Jeanne Payne posted on 6/21/18

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Prayers to the family. RIP Mike


Brad Stipp posted on 6/21/18

No matter the distance and time we were always bonded as friends , classmates , and teammates. Rest in peace Mike!


Shawn Stumborg posted on 6/18/18

Love you and miss you, thinking about you everyday.


Lori Dobrik posted on 6/17/18

The Dobrik Family sends its love to Tom, Caroline and your families. We all have wonderful memories of your mom. We'll always remember your mom stepping up to create the first concession stand (it was a card table when it started staffed by your mom and all the rest of us moms!) at the Robeson League Little League baseball games. What a treat to see her last May at the end of the year program at First Baptist Pre-School. She always loved and gave with her whole heart. May your memories comfort you all.


Jill price posted on 6/15/18

Nancy this is Jill Cathy’s sister I just want to let you know how sorry I am to hear that George has passed away my heart goes out to you and your family


Rev. Dr. Don Jackson posted on 6/15/18

Jennifer was a great Mom and grandmother. She was always so supported of her children endeavors.


Kay and Dick McGuire posted on 6/14/18

Nancy and Children: We were so sorry to have been out of town at the time of George's funeral. He was one fine man who always gave his all for his family and his church. Almost never did we talk without there being several laughs involved in our conversation. Our sincere condolences.


Jim Gambill posted on 6/14/18

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.


Kenneth Butler posted on 6/14/18

My deepest sympathy goes out to you Bobbie , because nobody knows how hurt a mother feels by loosing a child. God bless you and the family . Kenneth Butler (school mates)


Barb Horner posted on 6/13/18

Jennifer was a beautiful soul and it was a pleasure to know her and work 13 years with her at Carle. Rest in Peace.


Steven Randell posted on 6/13/18

Our condolences, prayers and best wishes to the Brown family on your loss. He was a terrific man and, and like others here, we have so many great memories of Charlie. The first ones I remember are Charlie and my Dad, Roscoe Randell, coaching the Pepsi Little League team as assistants to Gene Lowry. Great memories and only more after that. And Dad, well, he has more good things to say about Charlie than I have room to write. He is living in Colorado near my sister Linda and I. He still gets the News-Gazette in the mail and we were all sad to read the news. Godspeed to his family!



Christina posted on 6/13/18

Praying for all of u!


Kevin and Brenda Adams posted on 6/13/18

So saddened to hear of the passing of Jennifer. Such a kind and gentle soul. Always had a smile on her face, was very humorous and was always willing to help others. Our condolences to you Caroline and the rest of your family. She was a special lady! Heaven got a true Angel !


Pamela Jacobs posted on 6/13/18

George was a professional who dedicated his career to help generate funds for the Illinois 4-H program. He as well respected by County and State staff. He enjoyed working with with volunteers and staff. I appreciated his wisdom and kindness.


Kathi Karch posted on 6/13/18

A lovely, sweet and very kind lady. She will be missed.


Deb Kieser & Family posted on 6/12/18

Dear Caroline and Family - we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. She was just a loving, caring person to everyone who knew her. She always made Sandi feel like another daughter and we always knew you girls were in good hands whenever you were with her. We are truly sorry for your loss. With heartfelt prayers...Deb, Andy, Amanda & Sandi Kieser



Tricia Stumborg posted on 6/12/18

Love you Brandon ❤ We will miss you! Always on our mind, forever in our hearts.


Jacqueine Osborne Bowen posted on 6/12/18

May God continue to bless a family who was so richly blessed by having Rhunette in your lives. She was gracious, loving, caring, and totally selfless. What a blessing to all who knew her. Truly, a lovely, Southern Belle.


Deb Stocker posted on 6/12/18

Nancy & Family, I worked with George during the last few years of his 4-H tenure and then connected with him several times afterwards. He always had a smile on his face and was so giving of his time with others. I learned a great deal from him about the Illinois 4-H Foundation and the importance of giving. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Roscoe Pershing posted on 6/11/18

Nancy and Family, I knew George more from his retirement years and through golf specifically. What a nice gentleman he was! So kind, so cheerful, always smiling. He truly enjoyed life and seemingly everyone he met. I will miss him.


Nancy L Lopeman posted on 6/11/18

Our condolences. We apologize for missing the services. We just found out. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.


Nancy L Lopeman posted on 6/11/18

Our condolences. We will do our best to get to the Memorial Service. We will have to get someone to watch Mom and Dad. We have them at home.


Linda Levine posted on 6/10/18

When Emily was my professor in 1966, I found her inspiring and approachable. In many ways, she became my role model. We became friends and enjoyed a 50 year correspondence. I’ll miss our exchanges about books, family, and travel. My condolences to her family.


Kenny & Sue Johnson posted on 6/10/18

Nancy and family, we are saddened by George's passing, he will be greatly missed, and has been sadly missed from seeing his smiling face and good humor coming in to the shop since retiring from sales. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!


Terri Burns posted on 6/10/18

Sorry for your loss! He was a very kind man!


Marcia Zumbahlen posted on 6/9/18

I remember when Enoch and his wife visited my family for evening conversation on our farm during the 1970s. I think my family farmed bottom ground owned by his family. I remember the dogs never barked when he showed up, which was a testimony to his good nature. I’m sorry I never realized he may have been one of the many people greeting me at Walmart. I would have given him a warm embrace.


Francis (Fran) Webster posted on 6/8/18

My deepest condolence to Charlies family! He was a great man and a good friend! Over the years, I really appreciated his guidance and counsel as we walked through the oat fields of the upper mid west ans Canada. Rest in peace my friend.


Alton J. "Bo" Watts posted on 6/8/18

How Charles death brings back memories. He was two months older than me, we were in the first grade together in a 2 room school. We started Clemson together in 1944, we double dated together while at Clemson, we played tennis together and both graduated from Clemson together in 1950. His father and my father were in WWI in France together. He was like a brother and we shared so many memories, over the years we became separated but the memories are so great. May God bless and support all of his family.


Patricia Brazelton posted on 6/6/18

Barb and Family --Prayers are with all of you. When I worked with you at Admin. always enjoyed hearing about the family and Terry. The memories of all the wonderful years and family will get you through this difficult time.


P. Stephen Baenziger posted on 6/6/18

Charlie was a great and kind scientist. It was my pleasure as a young scientist to meet him and learn from his considerable experience. He and his family will be in my heart and prayers.


Robert and Lynn Myers posted on 6/5/18

Carol, WE are very sorry to learn of your father's passing. I know he meant a great deal to you. Please accept our sympathies.


gc posted on 6/5/18

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)


Mike Loftus posted on 6/4/18

I worked for Terry for nearly 4 years at Treno's, ending up as a student manager. He was an inspiration as a boss and employer, although I didn't realize it until I found myself modeling the same behaviors that he did to me, many years later as a plant manager. He eventually "fired" me by telling me it was time for me to start my life and get the heck out of Treno's I did and it was the best advice of my life. I shall miss him and the opportunity to thank him in person. God bless the family, especially Barb, Marc, and Mike who were the family members I really got to know.


Cheryl (Epps) McNamara posted on 6/4/18

Growing up in Harrisonville, Scott was a kind leader and a gentle soul who touched many lives in a positive way. So happy to read that he continued to be a bright light in a sometimes dark world. His legacy of impacting others in a positive way and encouraging them to do more, go further and try new things will continue through all those whose life he touched. Praying for comfort and peace to all that mourn his passing.


Dr. Robert M. Jones posted on 6/4/18

Scott was a true luminary in composites, spectacularly inventive and visionary!


Vickie Graham Morgan posted on 6/4/18

Sarah and I were so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother Kathy. We were speaking of fond memories that go all the way back to 1960 and Franklin Street. Ms. Rhunette was quite a lady and she will be missed by many.


Karen McKenzie Evans posted on 6/4/18

She was loved by many but daddy (Kirklen) loved her in a special way. He made sure I knew he wanted to go to Columbia to see her even though he could hardly communicate anymore. I am so glad I took a picture that day of the two of them. Kathy & Pepper y’all are in my prayers.


Vickie Graham Morgan posted on 6/4/18

Sarah and I were so sorry to hear about the loss of Ms. Rhnette. We were speaking about her and sweet memories all the way back to 1960 and Franklin Street. She was quite a lady Kathy and I know she will be missed by many.


Jerry and Ruth Kennedy posted on 6/3/18

Sincere sympathy to her family.



Beverly Yarborough posted on 6/3/18

We had many good times together Rhunette. I love you and miss you


Alta and Donald Mims posted on 6/3/18

Such a lovely person, loved by so many. She was like a sister to us and we will miss her. Sending our thoughts and prayers to all the family.



Debra Bialeschki posted on 6/2/18

We have been with Dr Grinberg since she took over for Dr T. The world world has lost a very warm and caring person She will be missed.Our Condolences to her family and staff. Terry and Debra Bialeschki


Steve Garlock posted on 6/2/18

I went to school with Scott. Those of us that knew him always knew he would do great things and he did. Way way too young to be gone. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to his family and friends. He was one of the great ones.


John K HOFFMAN posted on 6/1/18

So sorry for your loss... Thoughts & Prayers are with you & yours...


Linda Bauer posted on 6/1/18

Miss you, sweetie. Today would have been our 49th wedding anniversary. I'm happy for the time we had together.


TAMMERA A FORTNER posted on 6/1/18

Yana was a wonderful Dentist. Although I seldom needed her services, she always remembered me, what I did for a living, and was a warm person. I am so sorry for your loss.


Ravi Bellamkonda posted on 6/1/18

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of this luminary with an infectious enthusiasm for science. My thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.


Harrel and Sue Curtis posted on 5/31/18

So Sorry


Dorothy Loudermilk posted on 5/31/18

So sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. White. I prepared graphics for him many times and he always helped push the graphics to be better, more clear and illustrative of the scientific concepts. It was always challenging, inspiring and pleasant working with him. He will be missed by his colleagues, students and friends.


Cheryl Tinsley posted on 5/31/18

My sympathy and prayers are with Scott's family.


Shelley (McCoy) Ederer posted on 5/31/18

So sorry for your loss. Knew Scott for many years growing up in Harrisonville. He was always so nice. Took dance lessons from his mom for 10 years. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.


James Willoughby posted on 5/31/18

My prayers are with family. Scott will be dearly missed.


Detra Miles posted on 5/31/18

My sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one.   Find strength and comfort from God.  At  2 Corinthians  1:3, 4  it describes God as "the God of all comfort who comfort us in all our trials".  This promise assures the family that by turning to God you can receive help during this difficult time.  The  bible also promises that soon death will be no more Revelation 21:3, 4  and the hope of a resurrection John 5:28, 29.


Mike Lindenmeyer posted on 5/30/18

We have worked with Becky for many years as a client of Meyer Capel. She was always such a pleasure to work with and always looked out for our best interest. What a caring person! We were shocked to hear of her passing and our prayers go out to her family.


Anita Povich posted on 5/27/18

Holding you close in thought and mind, Remembering your infectious laugh. Knowing how you cared Knowing what to say. Knowing how special you will remain.


Debbra Summitt posted on 5/27/18

Margerite was always so sweet and kind.


Chris Schaede posted on 5/24/18

Andre and Arleen -- deepest condolences.


Jack Mitchell posted on 5/24/18

Very sorry to learn of Paul's death. My husband and he were close friends growing up together in Homer. Paul, Jack (my husband, and Bob McCullough were buddies.


All of us at Madura Family Dental posted on 5/24/18

Dear Andre, We were all saddened to hear of the loss of your father. He was such a pleasure to have as our patient, and we'll miss seeing him. Please accept our sincere condolences.


Paulette Brock, Chair posted on 5/17/18

On behalf of the Champaign County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee I wish to extend sincere condolences to your entire family. Sally was a much loved member of the Women’s Committee. She was often described as “sweet” and it is a great adjective to describe her. She was a willing, contributing, dependable member. While others her age might say “”I’m retired,”she willingly continued to volunteer for committees. We will miss her! A memorial gift from our committee will be given after our next business meeting. May God bless you in your sorrow.



Pam campbell posted on 5/16/18

Dr.Grinberg you were an awesome dentist. Full of. Compassion.


Pam campbell posted on 5/15/18

Mrs. Grinberg. Was the best dentist .she also had a big heart.


Rochelle Funderburg posted on 5/15/18

Becky was a good person and a good employee. She had a great sense of humor and was always willing to help others. She will be missed.



Jessica Steenbergen posted on 5/15/18

Becky always had a smile and good conversation for me, and I will always appreciate her good nature and caring spirit. She will be missed.


Mary Rudasill posted on 5/15/18

Becky was a smart hard working woman who dearly loved being with her granddaughters and took great joy in her sweet great grand child. Rest In Peace Becky.


Cathy Manint posted on 5/14/18

We want to extend our deepest sympathy to your whole family at this time of sadness. Celestine always had a smile on her face when we would see her after Mass on Saturdays. She will be missed. Cathy and Jim Manint


Kelli Baker posted on 5/14/18

I have so many wonderful memories from the years that I worked with Becky at Meyer Capel. She was a sweet friend and has the biggest heart of gold--she will be greatly missed. Praying for all of her family and friends.



Kelli Baker posted on 5/14/18

I have so many great memories with Becky from our days working together at Meyer Capel. She was a dear friend and has a heart of gold. I am going to miss her and sending thoughts and prayers to all her friends and family.


Melanie Goodin posted on 5/13/18

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you.


MarySue Phipps Firchau posted on 5/13/18

Your Mom was a lovely lady. Always sweet and kind hearted. My parents thought very highly of both your Mom and Dad. My memories of your family are very happy. My deepest sympathies for your loss.


Debby Reynolds posted on 5/8/18

I recently went to Dr. Grinberg for the first time and was so impressed. Her calm demeanor and gentle spirit immediately put me at ease. This is not easy since I have an extreme fear of dentist offices. I was very sad to hear of her passing. I know she will be missed by many. My sincerest condolences to her family.



Debby Reynolds posted on 5/8/18

May your light forever shine, Yana.


Franne and Wayne Davis posted on 5/7/18

To the Grinberg family and Grinberg dental staff, We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Grinberg's death. My husband and I have been patients of Dr.Grinberg since she began her Champaign practice. She was a good dentist and a good person and because of this, we sent family members and friends to her practice, too. We will miss her very much. Sincerely, Wayne and Franne Davis



Julie Poffinbarger posted on 5/6/18

May Virginia Rest In Peace with her beloved husband Robert.


Stephanie Ford posted on 5/3/18

I did not know Bob, but I have the privileged of knowing his family. It's easy to understand what an amazing person he must have been simply by knowing his amazing family. To Cheryl...for the loss of your father, my deepest condolences, thoughts, and prayers. Losing anyone is difficult, but losing a daddy breaks us in special ways. To Dana and her boys...I know your loss, I feel your pain, and I am here for whatever you may need. Continue to be the rock you have always been, but be sure to take time for yourself and grieve the loss. You owe it to yourself. My love to the entire family. You are in my prayers.


Melanie Dixon Cox posted on 5/3/18

I remember many family gatherings at Mary and Woodys or the Teare farm playing croquet in front of the barn,, multiple card games going on and lots of stories being told. These are some of my fondest memories of family time with my mother's side of the famiily. John and Jeannie are probably playing Eucher with my mom Bonne and grandmother Lois and having a hoot. Love being sent to everyone missing John.


June Brown posted on 5/2/18

With deepest sympathy to Ruth. So sorry to hear about the death of your sweet father. I didn't know him personally. I remember when you told me you were taking fiddle lessons so you could play for your dad as a Christmas gift. I'm sure you have many fond memories of him.


Debbie Allen Robertson posted on 4/30/18

I’m sorry to learn of the passing away of Linda. I worked with Linda for many years at SURS she was a great coworker. My condolences to the family.



Kate Dyani Swan posted on 4/28/18

Linda contributed much to our neighborhood association, she and Charles kept things running smoothly. She will be missed. Deepest synpathies to her family and friends, may your memories comfort your loss.


Steve Ziemblicki posted on 4/28/18

Dear Patrick So sorry to hear of your Mom's sudden passing. Debbie and I send our condolences to you, Dana and you entire family. It was so inspiring to read about your Mom's activities to honor God by giving service to Him and the community. I know she will be missed by many. We love you guys. Steve and Debbie.


Steve Pietrowicz posted on 4/27/18

All of our family were very sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was a wonderful neighbor and will be greatly missed.


Lisa Chumbley posted on 4/27/18

I am so sorry for your loss. I feel blessed to have gotten to know Roseanne during her time at Country Health. She was a special lady, always showing kindness to those around her.


Al and Carolyn Bertog posted on 4/26/18

Please accept our deepest sympathy. May God be with you all during this difficult time.


JoLynn Baldwin posted on 4/26/18

I am so very saddened to learn of your mother's passing. I met Linda in 1970 when I began my teaching career in Mahomet. I have so many memorable moments of my time teaching second grade with her, living in her neighborhood, having my son in her class, and visiting about our past and current lives. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Linda will be missed by so many people whose lives she touched.


Jone Zieren posted on 4/26/18

Our deepest sympathy to your family.


Jamie and Brian Shamhart posted on 4/26/18

Our hearts go out to the Clifford Family. Patrick, I know how much you loved your mother, and I know how much she treasured her family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers, especially this weekend.


Maureen and Mark Washburn posted on 4/26/18

Dear Patrick, Dana, and all of the Clifford family, our sincere condolences for the passing of your mom. May memories of her comfort you during this difficult time and always. She will always be watching over you. Love, Maureen and Mark (Washburn)


Jane Oldham posted on 4/25/18

I really can't remember a time when I didn't know Roseann. From St. Malachy to St. Matthew. I will miss seeing her smiling face at 5:15 mass on Saturdays. She always asked how my children were doing. My heart goes out to her children, grand-children and great-grand-children. An Angel is in Heaven watching over you and smiling each and every day. She is with Jack and I know she is happy. May God Bless and Comfort you.


Ellen McDowell posted on 4/25/18

My heart is so full! I realize I am sad for myself, not for Roseann who is probably right now singing in one of those heavenly choirs, free of pain and reunited with those who are welcoming her, but we who loved her here will miss her SO much. She was one of the best people who came into my life—we know that when it happens. Our days at the old Catholic Worker House Soup Kitchen were unforgettable. Roseann was indispensable for knowing how to fix anything. You could just tell her about an appliance or hand her a tool and she had it working in minutes. The fellowship we had around the table after lunch—her friend, Phyllis, was part of that--made such warm memories. And her music! She was so gifted, and such a good sport--patiently plying away at the piano while the tone deaf Soup Kitchen folk sang at their parties. She did roll her eyes now and then. I remember a lovely celebration her family had for her in Rantoul? Was it her 50th birthday? Could it have been that long ago? It was beautiful. She was truly appreciated by her wonderful family and she was so proud of each of them. May heaven offer her every comfort and joy and when she has a spare minute, may she remember all of us still at Soup Kitchen and send us a blessing. We love you, Roseann!


Jo Ellen Davis posted on 4/25/18

Very sad to hear of the passing of Mrs. Moore. She was my second grade teacher and one of my all time favorites. A very kind soul and a great teacher. My condolences to her family.


Casey Ryan posted on 4/23/18

Linda was such a wonderful lady. I was blessed to have her as my second grade teacher. Even now in my middle age, I remember her classroom so well. She was one of my all-time favorite persons. She made a huge impact on my life. I feel that my love for reading stemmed from my time as a 7/8 year old in her class. When I was in second grade, I was in a terrible bicycle accident. I was knocked out cold, but told that as I was coming to I was calling out for "Mrs. Moore". I still remember that she came to see me in the hospital. I couldn't have been more thrilled that my son had an opportunity to be in her vacation bible school project class. I told him how very lucky he was to have such an amazing person work with him. As an adult, I always felt privileged to be in her company. Soft spoken with a slightly dry humor. Everytime I had a moment to chat with her, she spoke with great love about her family. I am certain that this is a very difficult loss for all of you. I know she loved all of you very much. Please know that she is fondly remembered. She made a difference in lives outside of your family, too. You are all in my prayers. Heaven got an amazing lady. She is greatly missed here on earth.


Joan Thomas posted on 4/23/18

I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. We worked together at Sangamon School for many years. She was always such a joy to work with. I remember knitting booties and hats for her twins. She sent a wonderful birthday card to me recently telling me it had been 43 years ago since I had done them. Oh my, where the time goes. I hope you all have many fond memories of her generous and kind heart.


The Rehg Family...Dick,Sue,Don,Bob and Tim posted on 4/23/18

We were next door neighbors with the Moores on Weathering Drive from 1975-1995. We were not just neighbors but good friends as well. Dick and Terry loved to fish - bought a boat together and our families camped together too. Linda will always remain in our hearts as a devoted wife, mother and dear friend. Our Prayers are with you all in the days that lie ahead..


Camille Born posted on 4/22/18

Linda was my daughter's 2nd grade teacher, in 91-92. She was not only an excellent teacher, but a caring and supportive one, too. Open to new ideas and parent involvement, she was indeed a teacher to remember. She will be thought of fondly for years to come. May the good memories help to ease your grief.



Traci Freitag posted on 4/22/18

Linda was a wonderful mentor when I was a new teacher. I taught with your mom from 1986-1992. I can't begin to tell you how much she influenced me. Her gentle concern and patience were wonderful. I will be praying for strength and peace for your family.


Traci Freitag posted on 4/22/18

Linda was a treasured mentor when I was a new teacher. I was a second grade teacher with Linda from 1986-1992. She was someone whom I could trust and look up to. She was always so kind and patient. May the loving memories of Linda live in your heart forever. Praying for strength and peace for all her family.


Theresa and Mark Kuhlenschmidt posted on 4/17/18

Dear Nancy, So sorry for your loss. I remember a fun time years ago at a potluck at your Pesotum home. Leonard always had a smile on his face, as do you.


Coach Mac posted on 4/16/18

I was deeply saddened to learn of Quintin's passing. He was a fine young man. He will be greatly missed.


Rosemary Laughlin posted on 4/16/18

To the Brokish Family, especially Jeff, Linda, and Peter: Your well-being is in my deepest thoughts and prayers. I have wonderful memories from Uni High.



Cindy Marrs posted on 4/15/18

Quintin was a very delightful little boy that was in my first grade room at Robeson School. His great smile and wonderful kindness to others will be greatly missed. I am so sorry for your loss . I can see him smiling and making great friends in heaven.


Amy Stukins posted on 4/14/18

Sonya, Karen, Carl, David, Steven my deepest sympathies to you all. Love and hugs and always here if you need anything. Love you all so much.


Lynne Reese Chong posted on 4/14/18

I was a classmate of Lyla's and have fond memories of her starting from 5th grade. She was alway a happy person. I'm sorry to learn she was ill. Condolences to her family.


Sharon koeberlein posted on 4/13/18

So very sorry for your loss Nan, I always remember his smile, May your memories help you during this difficult time.


Cindy Clark posted on 4/12/18

I want to extend our sincere sympathy the Arrasmith family. We were your former neighbors on Kenwood and Quinton was always such a sweet and kind person. He always waved and said hi when we would meet. I am so sorry for your loss! Cindy Clark


Meghanne Thomas posted on 4/12/18

Quintin was such a kind and gentle soul in the time that I knew him. Far too young to have left us and my sincere condolences to his family and friends. He is deeply missed by so many.


Michael Fowler posted on 4/12/18

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family, especially his mother, Sonya Arrasmith and his grandmother, Karen Fowler.



Nancy Jones posted on 4/12/18

I remember Lyla from grade and high school in Tuscola. Always very nice. Condolences to her family.


Annette Verdick posted on 4/12/18

I was really sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was the most genuine gracious and caring person I worked with in a very long time. I job shared with her at Suzi Davis Travel. You should be very proud of your mom. She never complained even with all the breathing problems she had. She will truly be missed. She always spoke very highly of all of you. She loved you very much.


Karyn Robinson posted on 4/11/18

My prayers go out to the Arrasmith Family.


Tess posted on 4/11/18

Quintin was a wonderful young man that I worked with at Prairie Farm for the past two summers. He was so much fun to be with and was excellent with the animals. He particularly loved the baby donkeys. They loved chasing him around for attention. It was a comical sight! Within a few weeks, he had trained them to run into his arms for hugs. Often after his shift, he would come back to Prairie Farm with his sisters and big dog in tow. When I needed names for my fish, he creatively named them French Fry and Potato Wedge. He was an outstanding person... the kind of person we should all try to be a little more like. We will miss you, Q.


Debi Meylor posted on 4/11/18

My heart is broken for you, Sandy Larry and Dan and your families. I will always remember Jessica in Sunday School with Kari. I just came across a picture this winter of the three Ducks at church camp! Jessica, Kari and Laura. Heaven is now their home, she and her kids will be welcomed with open arms. God's strength and angel hugs to you all.



Kari Briggs posted on 4/9/18

I worked with Terry years ago at Cagle & Associates. He was a great guy! I was straight out of college & he always looked out for me. May all your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.


Mary Louise York posted on 4/8/18

I discovered that the greatest dentist that I ever had was Dr. Norman James. Dr. James was my dentist was my dentist about 42 years ago, he was my dentist for a very short time but he was the best and he changed my life! I feel the day that Dr. James made me a special four tooth dental bridge was really the day that I was born. I had a crossbite, a gap between my two front teeth and the enamel on my teeth was very rough/ When I told Dr. James that I wanted a bridge, he didn't want to do that to my natural teeth but once he was sure I really wanted the bridge, he proceeded. Back in the late 70's I don't think that they had what is now called facelift dentistry which only a very few dentist have been able to do this which is not the same as cosmetic dentistry. The dental bridge that dr. James made there in is office lasted me until 1996 when I lost due to bone problem a tooth that was under the bridge. No dentist could remove the bridge, telling me that they they removed the beautiful dental work that I would loose my beautiful smile and that they would never be able to get my bite right as Dr. James had. No dentist could duplicate his work. Finally, a dentist stated he would do it, I went to sleep and woke up and the dentist was scared then told me that the only thing he could do was to fit another bridge, but this one was a five tooth bridge that fit over the bridge that Dr. James had made. I feel so bad and so a shame that I never not to tell Dr. James who was so proud of his work (other dentist came in to check out the bridge) and when ever I would run into his out in public he would proudly tell people that he gave me my beautiful smile. I lived my life up until 2010 when I let a dentist talk me in having them replaced because they were a bit gray at the top. That was 2010 and it is now 2018 and I am still trying to get that smile by having dental work but no one has been able to do it. Again, I waited to late to tell Dr. James just how great that first special bridge was and how long they last me. I felt like I needed as well as wanting to tell his family how great of a dentist he was. I would have Norman James as my dentist now if I lived in Illinois until 1983 at which time I moved to California. God bless Dr James and his family. Dr. James gave me more then memories, he gave me a beautiful smile, self confidence and his work helped me with my shyness , I will always be thankful for what he did for me.


LaDale Reynolds posted on 4/8/18

My condolences to the Bond family on the loss of Gary and his father. Gary was a childhood friend of mine and we kept in contact through Facebook. You will be missed my brother.


Sue Gelvin posted on 4/7/18

Holly and Lesley, I am so saddened to hear of your father's death. Your tribute to him is beautiful and so true. We were so lucky that you brought him to Savoy so that we could meet this wonderful man. The nurses at Windsor Court would spend time with him even if he didn't need anything at that time. I will remember our talks, his love of his family, his hugs and laugh. I am not able to attend the memorial service as I am working, however I will be thinking of you and your families. Sue Gelvin RN


Jim Patterson posted on 4/7/18

I was sorry to learn of the passing of Terry Bond. He and I sure had a lot of fun with our cars between the bridges on Harco Road back in the 1960's.



Blake and Karen Bahler and family posted on 4/7/18

We are members of St. John and our hearts go out to you. We have been praying for you and your family.


Nancy and Snook Pataky posted on 4/6/18

We knew Donald ,"Pappa Daddy," through our kids and his grandkids. Our family will always remember Donald's generosity, big smile, lively spirit, and candid manner. You never had to guess what he was thinking. Even when we disagreed, we were all laughing. We will miss bumping into Donald throughout the community. What a super Grandpa for your family. God Bless.


Marcia (Foster) Carlier posted on 4/6/18

I have the fondest memories of Donald and his whole family. I would travel with them occasionally to babysit so Donald and Martha could attend the social events. They treated me with kindness and like part of the family. Much love, Marcia


Mike Carter posted on 4/6/18

Marolyn, I'm so sorry to hear about Gary and Terry. You and Marvin will be in our prayers.


Lowell and Mary Ruth Getz posted on 4/6/18

Thinking of you, Marolyn


Sherry Edris posted on 4/6/18

The Bunco group on Lakeshore will miss Emily. She was a delightful member.


Paul Norton posted on 4/6/18

RIP Buddy. You were such a good person, and an honor to know. Until we meet again...


Julie Sowa posted on 4/6/18

Emily was a friendly and interesting lady. She clearly loved her children and grandkids. I thought it was great that she took her grandkids on a special trip after they each finished jigj school. I enjoyed talking with her and spending time with her at the Oval Beach each summer. My deepest sympathy to her son Ned and his family for their loss.


Cheryl Palsic posted on 4/6/18

So many prayers and love are being sent to your family and friends for such tremendous beauty lost too soon. I am a friend of the Seubert's, and I won't ever forget your family's beautiful faces and spirits. I hope faith and community remain strong and sustaining. I am so sorry for your losses.


Jeffrey Coletta posted on 4/6/18

Although I only met Carl a few times, we was extremely sharp, charismatic, and his love and devotion to his wife, my Aunt, Elizabeth, was ever present.


Judy Whittaker posted on 4/6/18

Praying for those who so deeply knew and loved this wonderful family.


louella b glover posted on 4/5/18

so sorry for your loss god bless


Phyllis Williams posted on 4/5/18

Mr. D always knew the best jokes and wry observations about everything. From horse racing to golf, Cardinal baseball and the “March to the Arch” of our wonderful Illini basketball team, we cussed and discussed them all. We were both Uni high alums and proud of the schools ability to churn out real characters. Mr. D was also a living real link to some of the greatest civic actors the city of Champaign has ever known. It was an honor to serve the family. I am thankful for his life and so sorry that he was ill. He always spoke so highly and proudly of each and every one of his children and grandchildren. May comfort come to each and every one of you.



Larry and Marsha Bell posted on 4/5/18

A close high school friend in the 1960's, a favorite activity was cruising in his Chevrolet (named Daddy-O). Rest in peace old friend.


Kay Moran posted on 4/5/18

As I sit weeping about this sad tragity of a beautiful family for whom I do not know, prayers are being sent for comfort, courage, and love. Peace to you. May God be with you now and always!


Kim Kendall posted on 4/5/18

To Jeffrey and the family members of Jessica, I had the pleasure of working side by side with Jessica for 5 years. We shared similar values as mothers and as professionals. Such a deeply sad loss of this amazing woman, and her remarkable children.


Marta Grothe posted on 4/5/18

Profoundly sorry for your loss. Hoping you'll find healing and health. Your former neighbor, Marta Grothe


Jeannette posted on 4/5/18

I did not know your beautiful family, but my heart just breaks for you. We pray that you will someday be able to find comfort and peace again. Please know that even strangers are grieving this tremendous loss and sending you much love, with all our hearts.


Lori Warkentin posted on 4/4/18

My prayers are with all of you. Jess and I went to BV together and lived on the same floor for several years. She was a kind hearted and a very good friend to many!


Cindy Casterton posted on 4/4/18

Sending condolences and prayers; so very sorry for your tragedy...


Norman Gordon posted on 4/4/18

I am so sad to hear about Gordon passing away. Bonnie, I know it has been years since we have seen each other, but the Kemper family, and Gordon in particular, has always been a favorite. I hope that you feel the warmth of the love of those surrounding you in this difficult time. Blessings to you and your family.


Amanda (Smeltzer) Palla posted on 4/4/18

Jeff, I was two years behind you at Uni (class of '97). I'm still in the C-U area and learned of this horrible tragedy through Uni connections on Facebook. Your wife and kids were beautiful, and I am so very sorry for your unimaginable loss. Please know that there are a lot of people who are thinking of you and wishing you peace during this very difficult time.


Laura Ahlrichs posted on 4/4/18

I'm am deeply sorry for your loss. I never had the pleasure of knowing your wonderful family, as I became aware of this tragedy formatting this obituary for our newspaper in Pocahontas, Iowa. I felt so saddened as I read threw it and looked at the beautiful pictures. Please have my condolences.


Linda Prosser posted on 4/4/18

So sorry for your lose. I remember Jessica in my first grade class. She was a great person. You are in my thoughts.


Rich Palmer posted on 4/4/18

Donnie was one of a kind, as a musician and as a man. I'm so very grateful I had many years to hear him play and to become a friend.


steve and sarah douglas posted on 4/3/18

Dear Renee and family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Thinking of you with love, Steve and Sarah


John Kempen posted on 4/3/18

I recall Donald's character and presence 'in the room'. A leader, a giver, and a man's man as it's sometimes stated...thoughful and instinctive to what is right and fair.


John Wwelch posted on 4/2/18

I always enjoyed talking with Donald about Illini sports. Donald was one of the first persons I met when I moved to Chanpaign almost four years ago. I will always remember Donald as a very kind generous man.I really enjoyed the trip with Donald to Chicago about three years ago. I will miss him. My condolences to the family.


Jean, Mike, Debbie Meislahn posted on 4/2/18

The Meislahn family would like to extend our sympathy to KK,Marci, Christine, Newt. Rich and I had great travel times with Donald. He always had a smile on his face.


Jon Sproul posted on 4/2/18

Bonnie, Ken and Family: I was sadden to hear of Gordon's passing. I have fond memories of visiting Varsity Striping early in my career and getting to meet with Gordon and Bonnie. It was always a visit I looked forward to even though Gordon had to set me straight on several occasions in a positive way ! We will miss him! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless. Jon Sproul


Roy & Sharon Roark, Scott & Kris Kellerhals, Jamelynn McNabney, Jena Roark posted on 4/2/18

Kenny and family, so sorry for your loss of a loved one so dear to you. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Debbie Clasey posted on 4/2/18

Carrie - I am so sorry that I didn't know about heart is breaking for you! So many happy and fun adventures through LISC and so many fond memories of Scotty. He was such a fun loving kid who always had a smile on his face and determination in his heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do for you.


Tracy (Noonan) Fred posted on 4/2/18

Bonnie, Kenny, Kristen, KK & the entire Kemper family - I was so saddened to hear the news about Gordon. I'm very sorry for your loss and have all of you in my thoughts today. XO


Amy Felty posted on 3/31/18

My condolences, Mary Jo and Marielle. What a wonderful family and warm memories you share with one another. Very best wishes as the generations continue. I would love to see you both again.


Wendel Lutz posted on 3/30/18

The family of Ruth (Elmer) Lutz would like to extend their condolences to the family of Ernestine Lammle. Jim Lammle brought his mother to our farm a few years ago. I am sorry that we could not unearth information about the Lammle family, but I have not forgot the meeting. My mother was the keeper of such info, but she is succumbing to Alzheimer's and has lost a lot of her memory of historical facts she has gathered over the years. I do remember the name of Ernestine coming up in family discussions years ago. Once again, our sympathies.


Judith Maxwell posted on 3/30/18

Bonnie & Family My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time! I always enjoyed joking, and laughing with him at Varsity, he was a wonderful and friendly man!


Stan and Mary Shobe posted on 3/30/18

We are very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you


Richard Mills posted on 3/30/18

Kemper Family: I was sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Thomas Sheets posted on 3/30/18

It has been a great pleasure working with you and your family.Rest in peace.


Sara Topolosky posted on 3/30/18

Bonnie and KK, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband/dad. My thoughts are with you during this time.Sending you a big hug.


Toni Dowd posted on 3/30/18

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. So sorry for your loss.


Jan Powers posted on 3/28/18

My most sincere condolences. Memories we will always have. Hold on to those.


Jan Powers posted on 3/28/18

Janice Powers


Don Krummel posted on 3/28/18

Our deepest condolences to you, Mary Jo. When we’ve seen you and JD recently, it was clear that he was slower and not well. I hope he was not in much pain, and that you and Marielle are coping with the end of a wonderfully and enviably sympathetic adventure. I knew JD as a library-school colleague for nearly twenty years in the 1970s and 80s, and recall the delights (which he may have found exasperating) and the exasperations (which I suspect he found delightful) in working with him. I always respected his creativity and high standards. As a musician, I was fascinated by the originality with which he conceived of what the player piano was all about, and as an instructor, I wish I had had the courage to tell some self-important students how stupid they really were. His demeanor was, as you will know much better than any of us, true to his problem-solving skills and serious ethical instincts. I saw lots of both in his teaching, but it was always hard to tell him how exciting and important they were. You of course have much richer memories, which you should be deeply proud of.


Dorothy Martirano posted on 3/28/18

Condolences to you, Mary Jo, and to your family. Most of my memories of JD are from the late 60s and early 70s. He was a very intelligent and humorous man, with an encyclopedic knowledge of many things, and I think unique in his approach to humor. He and Sal spent many months working together. We ate especially well during that time, with JD providing alternate definitions of every dish I made, especially the desserts(tortes, tarts). I wish you happy and comforting memories.


Jan Weber posted on 3/27/18

Barb was an active and valued member of the Champaign-Urbana Sweet Adelines. We are sure she is harmonizing in heaven! The Toast of Champaign Sweet Adelines


Mike Day posted on 3/27/18

Mary Jo & Marielle and family- My sincerest sympathy and prayers to all of you on JD's death. He was a brilliant man whose empathic candor was amazing. His insights will live on in the memories of those whose lives he so deeply touched. It was indeed a privilege to have been a part of your lives for so many decades.


Debbie Black, former teacher at CHS posted on 3/27/18

To the Divilbiss family, especially Marielle, I extend my sincere condolences. I chuckled when I read his thoughts on his life--something that doesn't happen often while reading an obituary. What a unique man who, I am certain, will be sorely missed. Wishing you comfort and happy memories.


Lauren May posted on 3/24/18

Emily was supervised my thesis and was a wonderful mentor during my time at UIUC. As we remained in contact over the years, she was always supportive of me. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.


Mike Hawkins posted on 3/18/18

With nothing more then our first handshake and a smile, I knew instantly I was going to love working for him. And I did.


Louis M Green posted on 3/17/18

Deepest sympathy from Louie Green. Emmy's excellence lives on. She was as great a friend to others as she was accomplished in her own life. It was fun to discuss publice events since she spoke her mind so well. I hope to continue to learn about her wonderful life in even more detail in the time ahead. I am happy that she is at peace after so much family loss lately. May the good Lord watch over her survivors. Louie Green



Mary Elizabeth Brueckner posted on 3/17/18

You were the light of my life. I will always miss you. My consolation is knowing one day we will be together again. I love you forever. Your wife, Mary


Cathy McCoy (Oschwald) posted on 3/16/18

I don't think we have met, but our family has known Jordan Heisey since diapers. We watched the boys grow up together. Our hearts are breaking for Scott's loved ones.


Brenda DeSpain posted on 3/16/18

Carrie and family -- I cannot express how sorry I am that you are going through this. I'm praying for your comfort in the days ahead. Brenda


Jean Thompson posted on 3/16/18

So saddened to hear of Emily's passing. She was a wonderful colleague, an enthusiast in whatever she undertook. We tend to forget how few women populated academic departments when she began her career. Hers was a voice that demanded attention and respect. She was absolutely forthright and fearless, an advocate for many causes. I was inspired by her presence, and remain grateful for her many kindnesses and expressions of support. My deepest sympathies to her family.


Betsy Kubota posted on 3/15/18

I am so sorry to hear of Emily's passing. My condolences to the Watts and Stipes families. She was a talented, caring, kind person and will be missed by all who knew her.



Larry and Jeanne Lewis posted on 3/15/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with Scotts family and friends.


Doreen Halberstam - Secretary posted on 3/15/18

The Members of The Friday Book Club send their most profound sympathy to the family of Emily Ann Stipes Watts. We shall remember her with great fondness and gratitude for the many wonderful talks she gave to the group over the years. She will be sadly missed by all of us.


Donna McLaughlin posted on 3/15/18

Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Donna McLaughlin-Scott's second grade teacher at Kenwood


Marya Ryan posted on 3/15/18

I am much saddened to hear of Emily's death. She was my dissertation advisor and supported me in so many other ways. My heart goes out to the family.


Lorelle Jones posted on 3/14/18

Prayers and hugs to the entire family at this difficult time. Jean was a very special person and a good friend.


Jerry. Lance posted on 3/12/18

Don. Now you and my dad are together again. (. Danny Lance). God bless you. Jerry Lance.


Nancy Delcomyn posted on 3/9/18

Our lives consist of many threads woven throughout our communities. My connection with Betty was knitting. We spent many hours at Needleworks talking, knitting, discussing Illinois sports, reporting on the critters that visited our yards and gardens. Betty was such a happy lovely person who always brightened our day. I miss her and am thankful for spending time with such a cheerful knitter. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.



Karon posted on 3/9/18

Your smile and laugh lit up the room. Sweets and cars and those cowboys! Love and miss you!


Jill Casey Lamer posted on 3/8/18

My sympathies to you all, Washburn family. Your mom was always willing to let even more kiddos in the house to eat and make noise. I have some great memories from my time with Patti on Clark St. Prayers for peace.


Carol Stuff Stanek posted on 3/8/18

I am so very sorry to all of you upon the loss of your wonderful Mom. I remember her always smiling @ Clark Street, amidst all of us hanging out there. And that typically included a lot of kids!



Terry Keating posted on 3/8/18

I am truly heartbroken for the Washburn family. The Washburns were my second family growing up across the alley in Oak Park. I spent time in Champagne over the summers after they moved and was always welcomed. Some of those times are the fondest I have growing up. Heaven surely got a new angel this week. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Washburn family in this sad time.


Connie bensyl posted on 3/8/18

Teressa, was so sorry to see that Jeff has passed away. You are in my prayers, we are not in town or would be at services for you. Think of you often


Tracy Fisher-Wilson posted on 3/7/18

Sharyn, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with your family.


Bonnie Specchio posted on 3/7/18

Dear Kathryn and family - I'm so sorry about the loss of your beloved mother and grandmother. Her long journey is over. May she rest in perfect peace. God bless you all.


Gary & James posted on 3/7/18

She sounds like an amazing woman, mother, wife, and friend. Our thoughts are with all the family.



Linda & Dale posted on 3/7/18

I'm lighting a Cinnamon candle for my Aunt Joan....


Mark Kaczor posted on 3/7/18

Dave, So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mom but judging from the obituary she had one fantastic and fulfilling life and I enjoyed reading about it. It reminded me a lot about my growing up years and the part about the trip out West actually brought a smile to my face, been there done that with my folks:). I hope you can celebrate her life amid the sadness and be strong when the tears come out of nowhere, as they will. Your Old Friend, Mark Kaczor


Pam Mullen posted on 3/6/18

My prayers are with you Liz, although I never met Carl only heard wonderful things about him. He’s now in the arms of our Heavenly Father.


Sheree Fruzen Eyestone posted on 3/6/18

So sorry to hear of Carl's passing. He was a dear, sweet man.



Cavalli-McKenney posted on 3/6/18

Janice, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care. Paul and Jack


Larry Swinyer posted on 3/6/18

Bus trips to Wrigley were enjoyable with Carl (and Mary) aboard. So happy Carl got to see the Cubs WIN a World Series. Always a loyal fan.


Clara Barrett Tessman posted on 3/6/18

Being exactly 11 years younger than Joan, my most distinct memory was when I spent the summer in Chicago around age 11 and Dave & Joan took me all over downtown Chicago to show me around. I remember walking around the Buckingham Fountain & having a great time. I'm so sorry for all she went through and the pain you all feel now. I know she's with your dad and Patty. I send condolences from our family to all of you.


Greg and Peggy Goodwin posted on 3/5/18

We first met the Washburn family in married student housing at the U. of I. in 1969. We shared great times with them in our tiny apartments, and the friendship grew during the following years. Dave and Joan were both only children and wanted a large family of their own, and what wonderful people they all are. Joan was a good friend and much fun to be around. We will miss her greatly, but have tons of good memories to keep with us.


Pam mullen posted on 3/5/18

Liz, I never met Carl , but just hearing how kind he was and his caring nature he is in the arms of our Heavenly Father.


Geno and Kitty Coletta posted on 3/4/18

Carl, you will be truly missed. You touched the lives of many people in a positive way. I am sure you can get a bridge game going with the angels. Peace be with you in His everlasting light. Love, Kitty and Geno


Charles Blair posted on 3/3/18

Carl and I were bridge partners for 30 years, but we were both private people, and there is a great deal I don't know. He occasionally offered wordly advice to a socially awkward younger man. He was very fond of a parrot and other pets. He liked to host parties. He was an intense competitor at the bridge table, with a remarkable gift for bids that violated textbook rules, but almost always worked.


Bill and Dee Tice posted on 3/3/18

Our deepest condolences to you , Mary , and to friends and family of Carl. Will miss Carl's happy and outgoing personality. Such an amazing man and he will be so missed.



Michele Gremillion posted on 3/3/18

My sweet, funny, Uncle Carl...I will always treasure our times we were able to spend together, your wisdom you shared with me, our wonderful talks we had, and the fast car rides we took! I am so grateful you were a part of my life! I loved you from the first moment I met you, my Uncle Carl, I will always love you! Till we meet again.



mary elizabeth brueckner posted on 3/3/18

This candle is reminiscent of how you were the light of my life. Love you forever. Your wife, Mary Elizabeth


Todd Dion posted on 3/3/18

Rest in Pease my Godfather Dick.


Penny Baird posted on 3/2/18

Dear Judy and Family Our thoughts are with you Glyn and Penny Baird


Judi Siegler posted on 3/2/18

I was a member of first group of students from U of I who went to England to study the British Primary Schools. Dr. Spodek was leader and mentor. He treated us with kindness, respect and humor. He stayed close to our group and came to several of our reunions. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I am thankful for all he gave to me and so many others. Judi Siegler British Primary Group 1970


Cathy Sauer McQuillan posted on 3/2/18

I met Dr. Spodek in 1970 with the first U of I student group that went to study in Bristol, England. He also came over that spring to conduct a seminar with us. Then, he was very instrumental in establishing our multi-age elementary program at Olive School in Arlington Heights where I'd found a lifelong job. He traveled up To Olive School numerous times to observe, offer advice, and to teach grad classes. We were all very aware of his dedication to the education of young children. He was key figure in improving educational practices in America and around the world. I always admired him. I am so sorry to recently learn of his death. I send my sympathies to his family, who he dearly loved, and I will always be grateful for all I learned from him. God bless him and all of you!


Howard Sumbler posted on 3/1/18

The passing of Richard came as a surprise, deep sadness and sorrow. I can truly say that I will miss him very much. I will always cherish the conversations that he and I had over the years. My heart felt condolence to his family-Howard.


Judy (Harrington) Scott posted on 2/28/18

Emily was one of my best friends in grade school. I have many fond memories of our time at St. Joseph's.


Ron Bauer of RB & Associates Consulting, Inc. (Plano) posted on 2/28/18

Tom was very dedicated to both engineering and surveying careers. His expertise, knowledge & skill will be missed by the all colleagues. I planned to attend the visitation but, as I'm sure you know, work just exploded in the last two days. Our deepest condolences to the Berns family. (I think Henry & Phyllis knew my mother-in-law through real estate, Pauline Bowden)


Linda Davis posted on 2/27/18

My thoughts and prays for the Berns family.


Donna and Mike Greene posted on 2/27/18

Emily was our high school English teacher, and we remember her as being one of those special teachers who not only cared about her students and their learning, but had high expectations for us. While we haven't seen her since high school (over 40 years ago!), we never forgot the impact she had on us at Bellflower Township High School.


Paul J. Nowicki & Robert A. Nowicki & Associates posted on 2/27/18

A Lost Monument. Always a smile and never a bad word. You will be sorely missed. God bless.


Kathy Wallace Gee posted on 2/27/18

Today as some members of the Bellflower Twp. High School Class of 1968 met at the graveside of our classmate "Rick" Kumler, kind and thoughtful memories were shared of Mrs. Gallivan who taught us English our senior year. It's hard to believe it's been 50 years. RIP Mrs. Gallivan and "Rick".


Ronda Eaton C.N.A. Bickford. posted on 2/27/18

I want to express my deepest condolences to the family. Jane always had a smile on her face everytime I would enter her about at Bickford. She had so much positive energy and was a very sweet lady. We loved her dearly and she will truly be missed! The Lord has gained a beautiful angel! Praying for your strength.



Alura Young posted on 2/26/18

May your sorrow be turned to joy through God's loving touch.


Alura Young posted on 2/26/18

Dear Baillon Family, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. May time heal your sorrow, Peace replace heartache, and only the warmest memories remain.


Sharon L. Armstrong posted on 2/26/18

I am so sorry for the loss of such a pretty, lovable and precious lady. Like June, I will miss Jane very much. Both Jane & June were so nice and made me feel very special each time we met. I miss them dearly. Love to all.


Pam Borowski posted on 2/26/18

Jane was one of my favorite friends in Champaign. I started my career in real estate in Jane's office and she was always the kindest person and generous to a fault. I came to love her sweet personality over the years and was there when she received the REALTOR of the Year award. I was so happy for her and it was so well deserved. I will miss this beautiful lady. Rest in GOD's eternal peace dear Jane.


Sherrill Dreibelbis posted on 2/26/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Tom will be missed by all who knew and admired him. Our families have had many memories of times spent together over the years. Sincerely, Sherrill and Brian Dreibelbis



Marlene Thompson posted on 2/25/18

RIP my friend.


JAMES SHEARL posted on 2/25/18

Very sorry to learn of the passing of Tom. he was a great professioanl and community supporter.


Kathy Leischner posted on 2/25/18

I wanted to express my condolences for your loss. I enjoyed the visits with Jane when I would bring my dog, Morgan to see her. She was such a sweet lady and will be missed by all that knew her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


Sherry & Steve Hofing posted on 2/25/18

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


Kay and Bob Black posted on 2/24/18

Ernie and family, Jane was such a lovely person. We loved her twin and always enjoyed Jane when she would visit Jacksonville. They had such a wonderful and loving relationship. Our heartfelt condolences.


paul meece posted on 2/24/18

my condolence for the berns family


Susan Houseworth posted on 2/24/18

Dear Hays Family, I remember your parents as part of the Carle Family as well as UPCC members. I can still see them sitting in their usual spot at church and your mother was always so elegant. But even more, I remember how kind and supportive they were to everyone whose paths crossed theirs. We are losing this generation so quickly but hopefully the strength of the legacy they left with us will continue. With affection, Susan Houseworth


Sandra S Moore posted on 2/24/18

Mary, from another "old retired operating nurse"; enjoy your heavenly rest. Family, I pray the Lord will bring you peace and comfort in the days and weeks to come. Sandra LaPlante Moore, St.Luke's Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1963


Lyman D. Dellinger posted on 2/23/18

Good teachers make a difference! Mrs G. was my English teacher in 1969 at Bellflower Township High School. After the first semester I was not doing well in class and she knew I needed to pass to graduate. She took me aside and said, your not going to make it with grammar and diagramming sentences coming up. However you do read a lot and comprehend well so why don't you move your desk over by the book shelves and keep reading books. Then give me a book report once in awhile and you will pass. I did as she suggested and I passed. I went on to Parkland Junior College, got a degree and had a long and successful career in the Ag Equipment Industry. I think she would have been proud of the communication skills I developed and it was all because she gave me the chance. Thank you Mrs G..for helping me with the ground work to make a difference.


Peggy Scott posted on 2/23/18

I taught for over 30 years and thought of Mrs. Gallivan often as one of a few teachers who had offered me a guide and positive role model. I regret that all of the positive comments I read from fellow students at Bellflower didn't reach her earlier. Every teacher should be fortunate enough to know his/her influence on the world.


Joyce Wolverton posted on 2/19/18

To all the children, I was saddened to hear that Gladys had died. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I've had a long connection to her. We are first cousins and she chose me when I was 7 to be her flower girl. How great for a little girl to be in a big wedding. Throughout the years we remained in touch, although not as much as we did when all were younger. Gladys we a very lovely person and I know she will be missed by all of you. My best to all of you, Joyce Wolverton


Ruth Ann Edwards posted on 2/18/18

Dear Kay Liane and Family, I am so very sorry. Y’all are in our prayers. I know it’s hard to say goodbye to our loved ones, I just have to keep reminding myself that they are in a better place now. Fly high Dave, fly high. Love to you all, Ruth Ann.


Brenda Gericke Bishop posted on 2/17/18

John, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mother. She went to school with my mother and your mother played the organ for my mothers, Martha Scott Gericke, funeral in 1967. You and I were confirmed together at St. John's in 1967. I lost my father last year and I understand how much you miss them. You are in my thoughts.


Lynn Crandall posted on 2/17/18

It's so hard when a loved one passes. Thoughts from Mike and I are with you.


Carol and Mike Hutjens posted on 2/15/18

Our Thoughts and Prayers to HiDee and her family. Carol and Mike Hutjens


Chris Mullett posted on 2/15/18

He was a man who blessed his family and his community! May God comfort his family and friends in these difficult days. One day your mourning will turn to dancing! Keep the faith!



Stephanie cheever posted on 2/15/18

I love you forever and miss you greatly.



Stephanie cheever posted on 2/15/18

U will be missed. I love you so much dad , I will forever be you girl.


Woody and LaVerne Iles posted on 2/14/18

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear father. We pray that soon you can focus on the many wonderful memories that you shared together.


Eileen and Ralph Jerutka posted on 2/14/18

Herb was a special part of our lives. He and Myrtle lived across the lake from us and Herb would practice hitting golf balls over the lake to our house. We shared many rounds of golf with him over the years and switched to miniature golf in his 90's when regular golf became to much. He and his wife both brought support to Ralph when his first wife was hospitalized at Barnes by bringing the girls to St. Louis after school one day. At the age of 80, he was an attendant in our wedding and Myrtle was our organist. We continued to share a closeness with Herb all these years over dinners and Rummikub. He was a sharp game player. We always included him within our family and in November was able to share an evening at Portillo's with our kids and grandkids. We will miss him dearly but know he is happy to be reunited with Myrtle.


Charlie and Joyce Grotevant posted on 2/13/18

Don, Dave, and Dan, Our condolences on the passing of Donna. We have pleasant memories of many good times while visiting, discussing worldly events and travels, as well as exciting and sometimes frustrating moments at Illinois football and basketball games over many years since the initial meeting as neighbors in Savoy in 1965. God's Blessings for all.



Martha Anne Bollinger posted on 2/13/18

I remember meeting Ruths dad for the first time when my oldest daughter Katie was selling girl scout cookies.She was in first grade. We knocked on the door.He let us in.He talked with us for awhile and found out Katie and his granddaughter Hannah were in the same class and were good friends. He bought 6 boxes of cookies..As we left there was a sign on the door,no solicitors.which we failed to see.He was a very kind man.


Daniel C. White posted on 2/11/18

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Many years have passed, but I want you to know he was always in my thoughts. Blessing to you all, Dan


Richard & Fern Heitholt posted on 2/11/18

Dear cousin Donald, We are saddened to learn of the passing of your dear wife , Donna. She was a remarkable lady and helping partner as you achieved your stellar career. We send our sincere condolences. It is impressive that you and she have enjoyed games in all Big 1 stadiums. Best wishes and God’s blessings.


JAMES SHEARL posted on 2/11/18

Don; iam sorry to learn of the passing of Donna. Our prayers are with you.


Brian Clark posted on 2/9/18

Uncle Bob, I certainly appreciated all the times we spent together around the holidays. I know my dad looked forward to them.



Brian Clark posted on 2/9/18

Uncle Bob, Love the times you allowed us to climb through the barn.


Barbara posted on 2/8/18

Mary Lou, So sorry to learn about your husband's passing. I have been missing you at Full of Life and have wondered what has happened. I'll keep you in my prayers and hope to see you again. Barbara


Jeff Kirby posted on 2/8/18

I worked with Bob and Shirlee for many years at CERL. Both were always helpful. For the last year of so I have been calling Bob to chat. I did call him on 29 Jan to ask him out to lunch on 30 Jan. He said he was not feeling to well so maybe next week or perhaps then I could drop by and just visit. I was going to call him back and offer to drop-by with lunch last week - I feel very bad I did not do this.


Lorri Denny-Day posted on 2/8/18

Bob always had a smile for us, and he always looked at the bright side of things! I will always remember that about him! I regret that we will not be able to attend the service,we will all be working that day. If you need our services to help get the house in order ,please let me know. I'm really going to miss chatting with him. My thoughts are with your family.


Becky Nagel posted on 2/7/18

Dearest Mary Lou and all of you, Blair and I send our love to you. Bob was the sweetest and most kind man ever! I have many fond memories of Bob at the Farm, visiting Mary Beth in Lake Bluff, supporting Mary Beth and all her endeavors, loving Max and Anna and that big and warm! While he is missed so much, Bob had a beautiful long life and is finally free of pain. I hope each day's grief will eventually be replaces with the best memories and that is presence surrounds you. All our love, Becky and Blair



Gary & Jane Hardin posted on 2/7/18

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.



Jean auteberry posted on 2/7/18

May the prayers coming your way help you today and always. Jim was such a caring man. He loved his family.


Kathy Cavanaugh posted on 2/6/18

Mary Lou and Family, So sorry to read about the loss of Bob.... Have Memories when we were in Ivesdale and gatherings at Grandma and Grandpa's...and that's what we have to cherish.... Bob's pain free and your guardian angel....he lived a good life.... Your thoughts and prayers are during this time of this difficult time.... My Condolences. Kathy Cavanaugh



Linda Abbott posted on 2/5/18

Rest in Peace


Linda Abbott posted on 2/5/18

Thanks for all the memories of your brother Cindy Coloni, my deepest sympathy to you and your family and his family. Great guy gone to soon. Prayers for all. I love you


Nancy and Marty Moore posted on 2/1/18

Mary, Brenda and all of Charlie Jo's family and friends, may your sorrow at his passing be soothed knowing that he is now in a far better place where God's grace welcomes all believers.


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Harvey and Adella Hodges posted on 1/31/18

John, our condolences to you and your family.


Jessica C. Jones posted on 1/31/18

My sincere condolences to Cindy and the family! Nick was a wonderful co-worker/friend. I will miss him dearly!


Sharon Armstrong posted on 1/31/18

I am so sorry about Charley Jo. I was pretty young when he was around and was so glad to get to know him in later years. Peace and love be with you at this time, and may God hold him in the palm of his hands.



John and Marilyn Freese posted on 1/31/18

We will miss Marinell ‘s kind and gentle spirit. She will be remembered with great love by many people.


Tricia posted on 1/31/18

My sincere sympathy for your family.


Rita Bomkamp Cerar and George Cerar posted on 1/30/18

To All Members of the Breen Family - George and I send our deepest sympathy. He was a wonderful person.


Dean Chesnut posted on 1/30/18

Charles Breen & I go way back and he and his wife always remained great friends. Look forward seeing him again.



Wes Powell posted on 1/30/18