Category: Obits

Susan Woltman

Susan “Sue” Mae Woltman, 78, of Effingham, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at her home. A...

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Martha Thoele

Martha M. Thoele, 96, of Teutopolis, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. A Mass of Christian...

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Oneida Lewis

Oneida Lewis, 95, of Effingham, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation...

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Rena Kidwell

Rena “June” Kidwell, 88, of Effingham, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Lakeland...

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Shawn Larson

Shawn Maree Larson, 69, of Alexandria, MN, passed away peacefully at 12:38 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug....

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Doug Collins

Douglas P. Collins, 56, of Effingham, passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at his home. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery...

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William Hess

William A. “Bill” Hess, 85, of Mason, passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at Lavender Ridge in...

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Hilton Wood

Hilton C. Wood, 95, of Effingham, passed away Monday July 30, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation...

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Ronald Greuel

Ronald J. “Ronnie” Greuel, 72, of Effingham, passed away at 12:55 p.m. on Monday, July 30, 2018,...

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Thrasilla Beckman

Thrasilla Matilda Beckman, 89, of Wheeler, passed away at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018,...

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Gertrude Kenter

Gertrude F. Kenter, 91, of Effingham, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony’s...

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Philip Siemer

Philip R. Siemer, 68, of Effingham, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at his home surrounded...

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Delores Blackmore

Delores E. Blackmore, 85, of Effingham, passed away on July 20, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation...

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Lucas Ahten

Lucas Roberto Mason Ahten, 23, of Altamont, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, due to an...

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Haley Wilhour

Haley Nicole Wilhour, 29, of rural Altamont, passed away surrounded by her loving family on July...

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Tom Weishaar

Thomas B. “Tom” Weishaar, 68, of Wheeler, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018. A Funeral Mass will be...

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John Waldhoff

John J. Waldhoff, 86, of Teutopolis, formerly of Dieterich, passed away at 9:02 a.m. on Saturday,...

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Mark Riley

Mark Allen Riley, 54, of Effingham, died at 9:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at HSHS St....

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Dollie Martin

Dollie Davidson Martin, 89, of Dieterich, passed away at 12:49 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at...

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Cathy Esker

Cathy K. Esker, 60, of Teutopolis, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018, at Vanderbilt University...

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Rose Buerster

Rose Marie Buerster, 89, of Newton, passed away on Friday, May 25, 2018, at Lavender Ridge in...

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Tod Lancaster

Tod A. Lancaster, 65, of Effingham, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, May 7, 2018, with...

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William Kenter

William G. “Bill” Kenter, 90, of Effingham, passed away Saturday morning, May 5, 2018, at Lakeland...

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Lloyd Tarrant

Lloyd R. Tarrant, 66, of Shumway, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial...

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Bill Burry

William A. “Bill” Burry, 76, of Effingham, peacefully passed away Sunday morning April 29, 2018,...

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Lester Bergfeld

Lester Arthur Bergfeld, 69, of Justin, Texas, formerly of Effingham, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018. He was born January 12, 1949, in Effingham, the son of Richard H. and Leona (Westendorf) Bergfeld. He married Tonya Goen on...

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Kenneth Long

Kenneth E. Long, 93, of Effingham, entered his heavenly home on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at...

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Cheryl Woodard

Cheryl P. Woodard, 65, of Effingham, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends at...

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Arthur Brumleve

Arthur A. “Art” Brumleve, 91, passed away Sunday morning, April 22, 2018, at his home in...

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Connie Campbell

Connie M. Campbell, 51, of Effingham, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony’s...

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Charlotte Miller

Charlotte Ann Miller, 73, passed away Monday afternoon, April 23, 2018, at her home in Teutopolis....

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Zita Niebrugge

Zita M. Niebrugge, 78 of Teutopolis, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 22, 2018, at St. John’s...

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Wilma Sherrick

Wilma Marie (Nichols) Sherrick, 96, of Effingham, passed peacefully from this life surrounded by...

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Raymond Jones

Raymond H. Jones, 90, of Effingham, passed away Monday evening, April 16, 2018, at Evergreen...

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Clara Wolf

Clara W. Wolf, 100, of Effingham, formerly of Wheeler, passed away Friday, April 13, 2018, at The...

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Delmar Shelton

Delmar L. Shelton, 81, of Effingham, was taken by our Heavenly Father at 11:44 a.m. on Thursday,...

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Harriett Wharton

Harriett L. Wharton, 85, of Altamont, died at 3:42 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2018, at HSHS St....

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Warren Muchow

Warren Harold Muchow, 91, of Altamont, left this life on Sunday, April 15. Visitation was the...

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David Wesselman

David J. Wesselman, 64, of Effingham, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. According to David’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial visitation was held from 5-7...

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Daniel Jansen

Daniel Gene “Dan” Jansen, 52, of Newton, passed away at 6:56 a.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, at St....

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Barbara Deters

Barbara J. Deters, 79, of Lillyville, passed away Monday evening, April 9, 2018, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 13, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lillyville, with burial in...

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Gerald Deibel

Gerald H. “Gerry” Deibel, 75, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, after his battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at...

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Mardell Buenker

Mardell A. Buenker, 78, of Teutopolis, passed away on Thursday, April 5, 2018, at her home in Teutopolis, surrounded by her loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday April 9, at St. Francis of...

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Leona Weber

Leona “Ruth” Weber, 84, of Louisville, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at Kistler-Patterson...

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Mary Ann Wall

Mary Ann Wall, 58, of Teutopolis, passed away from complications of pneumonia, surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, and is now dancing with her angels....

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Leonard Unkraut

Leonard W. Unkraut, 94, of Effingham, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at St. Anthony...

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Sallie Johnson

Sallie L. Johnson, 98, of Effingham, passed away on Wednesday evening, March 28, 2018, at Willowbrook of Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Effingham....

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Sara Baker

Sara Marie Baker, 54 of Sigel, passed away Monday, March 26, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial...

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Adlene Vaughn

Adlene M. “Addy” Vaughn, 95, of Effingham, formerly of Mattoon, joined her husband in eternal life on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, surrounded by her loving family. Private family...

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Curtis Finfrock

Curtis Dean Finfrock, 60, of rural Funkhouser near Altamont, passed away on early Wednesday afternoon, March 21, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Visitation for family and friends was held from 4-7...

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Samuel Beals

Samuel Lee Beals, 79, of Altamont, died at 2:25 p.m., Monday, March 19, 2018, at his home. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the First United Methodist Church, Altamont, with Rev. Paige Roberts...

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Philip Wendt

Philip L. “Flip” Wendt, 69, passed away Sunday evening, March 11, 2018, at his home in Teutopolis. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 15, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis,...

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Larry Riley

Larry Eugene Riley, 76, of Effingham, passed to his eternal life on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the First Baptist Church...

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Harold Hardiek

Harold Eugene “Dinks” Hardiek, 71, of Teutopolis, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday evening, March 17, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 23, at St. Francis...

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Eric Fehrenbacher

Eric Robert Fehrenbacher, 32, of Newton, passed away at 6:11 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 19, at St. Thomas the...

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Ronald Rentfrow

Ronald Rentfrow, 81, of Corpus Christi, Texas, formerly of Effingham, passed away peacefully at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, after a brief battle with cancer....

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Susan Pruemer

Susan K. Pruemer, 64, of Teutopolis, passed away Sunday evening, March 4, 2018, at Willowbrook of Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 9, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in...

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Scottie Eldon Ooton

Scottie Eldon Ooton, 95, of Effingham, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Mill Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, at the First Christian...

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Carl Lindsey

Carl “David” Lindsey, 66, of Effingham, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. As per Carl’s wishes, cremation rites with be accorded and no services will be held. Johnson Funeral...

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Jay Koester

Jay Gerald Koester, 40, of Teutopolis, was reunited with his father at 4:41 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at...

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Paula Moore

Paula Antoinette (Schieber) Moore, 87, passed away peacefully at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Rosary service was held at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, at 4...

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Barbara Cothran

Barbara M. Cothran, 79, of Effingham, formerly of Farina, passed away on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3, at...

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Mel Weber

Melvin P. “Mel” Weber, 63, of Teutopolis, formerly of Florissant, Missouri, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at the HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. As per Mel’s wishes, his body will...

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Alice Watson

Alice M. Watson, 72, of Effingham, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, at her home. A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham. Visitation will be...

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Duane Guffey

Duane Guffey, 62, of Altamont, passed away Thursday evening, Feb. 15, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, at Christ’s Church in Effingham, with burial in Welch...

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Katherine Curtis

Katherine (Katina) Curtis, age 80, of Effingham, formerly of Watson, passed away at 6:27 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday,...

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Larry Levitt

Larry L. Levitt, 79, of Effingham, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Private family services will be held. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family. Online...

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Betty Borries

Betty Lou Borries, 89, of Teutopolis, passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis. Burial will be in St....

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Melvin Koester

Melvin R. Koester, 60, of Lillyville, passed away Saturday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2018, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, surrounded by his loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at...

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David Wernsing

David F. Wernsing, 78, of Effingham, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in...

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Gerald Seiler

Gerald P. “Gary” Seiler, 79, of Effingham, passed away at 4:27 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Lewis Memorial Christian Rehab in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at St. Anthony of...

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Tim Flach

Tim Flach, 78, of Montrose, passed away Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, surrounded by his loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, at St. Francis of...

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Todd Arnold

Todd P. Arnold, 53, of Effingham, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at the Watson United Methodist Church in Watson. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery in...

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Margaret Tally

Margaret Ann Tally, 87, of Altamont, died at 8:37 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, at the First United Methodist Church,...

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Louis Feldhake

Louis J. Feldhake, 91, passed away Tuesday evening, Jan. 23, 2018, at his home in Effingham, surrounded by his loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in...

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Gracie Crooker

Gracie Jane (nee Stevens) Crooker, 73, of St. Elmo, formerly of Effingham, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Services will be held at a later date. Johnson Funeral Home in...

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Mildred Buehnerkemper

Mildred A. “Tibby” Buehnerkemper, 91, of Teutopolis, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 17, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20,...

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Margaret Hanfland

Margaret Elizabeth Hanfland, 105, passed away Wednesday morning, January 10, 2018, at her home in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in...

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Martha Niemerg

Martha P. Niemerg, 90, passed away Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at her home in Bishop Creek. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bishop Creek, with burial in the church...

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Jack Frank

Jack E. Frank, 93, of Effingham, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at Willowbrook of Effingham, surrounded by his children. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in...

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Shirley Spencer

Shirley Jean Spencer, 79, of Effingham, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. According to Shirley’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Private services will be held at a...

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Alfonsina Schmidt

Mrs. Alfonsina Q. “Al” (Sablan) Schmidt, age 87, of Newton, passed away at 5:57 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Brookstone Estates in Charleston. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11,...

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Paul Hardiek

Paul Dennis Hardiek, age 60, of Dieterich, passed away at 12:35 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton,...

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Don Drain

Don R. Drain, 85, of Effingham, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Centenary United Methodist Church...

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Mary Bloemer

Mary M. Bloemer, 76, of Green Creek, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, at St. Mary Help of Christians...

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Marjorie Guffey

Marjorie E. “Marge” Guffey, 95, passed away Monday afternoon, Jan. 1, 2018, at her granddaughter’s residence in Altamont. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, at the Altamont Baptist Church, Altamont, with...

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George Ohnesorge

George Lewis Ohnesorge, 82, of Beecher City, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 6, at Beecher City Church of Christ...

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Eugene Probst

Eugene A. “Gene” Probst, 91, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home in rural Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bishop Creek, with burial in...

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Mark Harrington

Mark “Hairbone” “Harold” Harrington, 59, of rural Teutopolis, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Visitation...

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Andrew Ruholl

Andrew P. Ruholl, 79, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home in Lillyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lillyville, with burial in the...

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Carol Wolters

Carol Jean “Cookie” (Springer) Wolters, 70, of Effingham, passed away peacefully at 9:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Willowbrook Memory Care of Effingham. A funeral mass was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 30, at St....

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Carolyn Hammer

Carolyn Jean Hammer, 78, of rural Moccasin Township, Altamont, passed away peacefully at 7:35 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at the Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham. Funeral services were conducted at 11...

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Betty White

Betty J. White, 85, of Effingham, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at Johnson Funeral Home...

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Stanley Wilber

Stanley E. Wilber, 77, of Watson, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services will held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham....

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Andy Hutson

Andy Hutson, 58, of Hazel, Kentucky, formerly of Effingham, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the J.H. Churchill...

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John Looman

John Looman, 61, of Teutopolis, passed away Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Sacred Heart Catholic, Lillyville, with burial...

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John Slifer

John E. “Big John” Slifer Sr., 87, of Effingham, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Johnson Funeral Home in...

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Malinda Burrell

Malinda M. Burrell, 97, of Effingham, passed away Thursday afternoon, Nov. 23, 2017, at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.mon Monday, Nov. 27, at St. Michael the Archangel...

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Daniel Smith

Daniel R. “Sweetroll” Smith, 77, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 21, 2017, at his home in Teutopolis with his family by his side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, at St. Francis of...

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Audrey Neu

Audrey Jean Neu, 87, of rural Effingham, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, at St. Paul “Blue Point”...

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Deborah Gaede

Deborah Jean Gaede, 59, of Effingham, formerly of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. There will be no services held at this time. A celebration of...

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Fr. Maurus Hawickhorst

Fr. Maurus Hawickhorst, OFM, 86, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at the friary of San Francisco in Santarem, Brazil, South America. His wake was held Sunday, Nov. 12, in the chapel of the parish of the Blessed Sacrament in Santarem,...

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Irene Buhnerkempe

Irene “Pat” Buhnerkempe, 84, of Sigel (Lillyville), went to be with the Lord at 10:25 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, surrounded by her loved ones. A Mass of Christian...

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Andrew Gates

Andrew L. Gates, 32 of Altamont, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 13, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham, with burial in...

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Rosella Pruemer

Rosella M. Pruemer, 86, of Sigel, passed away at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in the Lakeland Rehabilation and Health Care Center of Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9,...

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Lettie Mae Ring

Lettie Mae Ring, 88, of Watson, passed away at 7:03 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Old Union Church of...

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Mardell Goldstein

Mardell A. Goldstein, 90, of Effingham, passed away at 9:13 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2017 at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at St. Anthony of Padua...

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C. Leon Fulk

Leon Fulk, 69 of Effingham, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham, with burial...

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Lois Ayers

Lois L. Ayers, 93, of Jacksonville, formerly of Effingham, relocated to Heaven on Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. She fought the good fight and is now reunited with her husband of 73 years....

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John Turner

John M. Turner Jr., 78, of Effingham, formerly of Teutopolis, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, surrounded by his family. A memorial service to celebrate John’s life...

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Richard Hoene

Richard J. “Dick” Hoene, 90, of Teutopolis, entered into eternal rest on October 17, 2017. Services to honor Dick’s life will begin with visitation from 3-6 pm at St. Francis Church in Teutopolis on Sunday, Oct. 22, with a K of...

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Raymond Pals

Raymond L. “Radar” Pals, 85, of Effingham, passed away peacefully at home Thursday evening, Oct. 19, 2017, surrounded by family and love. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, at Sacred Heart Catholic...

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James Burford

James B. “Jim” Burford, 89 of Teutopolis, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, October 16. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church...

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Sheila Johnson

Shelia Ann (Dust) Johnson, 71, of Osceola Arkansas, formerly of Effingham, passed away at Effingham Rehabilitation and Health Center on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. A memorial service will be held for Shelia on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10...

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Michael Ludwig

Michael W. Ludwig, 95 of Effingham, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 11, 2017, at Lakeland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at St. Anthony of...

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Linda Kreke

Linda Kay Kreke, 67, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 11, 2017, at her home in Teutopolis. A funeral mass celebrating Linda’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in...

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Lucille Lawrence

Lucille May Lawrence, 88, of Effingham, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at the 1st Baptist Church of Effingham at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12, with a one-hour visitation prior to...

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Mary Pike

Mary Pike, 79 of Effingham, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in...

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Michael Poterucha

Surrounded by his family, Michael Anthony Poterucha, 61, died of acute myeloid leukemia on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at Holy...

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Marian Dunlap

Marian Ray Dunlap, 98, of Effingham, died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Willowbrook of Effingham. Private family services will be held with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Effingham. Services are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home...

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Milton Sutter

Milton Wade Sutter, 95, of Effingham, died at 4:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Mattoon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, at the First Church of God in...

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Kim Kobler

Kim ‘Kimmy’ Kobler, 66, of Effingham (Lake Sara), passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, surrounded by her family and friends. Family and friends are asked to...

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Bobby Lee Bridges

Bobby Lee Bridges, 86, of Effingham, formerly of Stewardson, passed away at 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Effingham Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30,...

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Ruth Hardiek

Ruth Helen Dorothy Theresa Hardiek, 88, passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 18, 2017, in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham, with...

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Suzanne Kollmann

Suzanne Kollmann, 74, of Altamont, entered into eternal rest at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. A funeral mass will at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at St....

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Marilyn Hartman

Marilyn J. Hartman (Warren), 70, of New London, Ohio, formally of Effingham, went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2017. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the First Baptist Church in...

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Joseph Ruholl

Joseph L. “Joe” Ruholl, 80, of Teutopolis, was called home to his Heavenly Father at 4:19 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, with his daughters by his side. A funeral mass will be held at...

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Mike Knabe

Michael J. “Mike” Knabe, 58, of Effingham, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. A funeral mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic...

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Virgil Wortman

Virgil A. Wortman, 83 of Effingham, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in...

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John Cordes

John Cordes, 50, passed away Monday afternoon, Sept. 4, 2017, at his home in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham, with burial in St....

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Ronald Higgs

Ronald Max Wesley Higgs, 76, of Altamont, passed peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, surrounded by his loving wife and family. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept....

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Will Parks

Will Parks, 40, formerly of Illinois, passed away at 10:55 a.m. on August 10, 2017, at his residence in Inez, Texas. Cremation was performed by Joey Rodriguez at Grace Funeral Home in Victoria, Texas, and he has been brought...

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Patricia “Patty” Pruemer

Patricia A. “Patty” Pruemer, 77, of Teutopolis, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, surrounded by her husband and family. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday,...

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Maurice “Moe” Kremer

Maurice J. “Moe” Kremer, 54, of Teutopolis, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis, with burial in St....

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Verena Kreke

Verena L. Kreke, 93, of Effingham, passed away Sunday morning, September 3, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Sacred Heart...

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Baxter Burton

Baxter H. Burton, 80, of Effingham, died on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. There will be a private family burial at Brown’s Cemetery near Lake Sara. A gathering of friends and family to...

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