Charles E. “Bud” Bell, age 93, of Walnut, Illinois died Tuesday, November 24,
2015 at Heritage Manor, Walnut.
Bud was born June 2, 1922 in Primghar, Iowa the son of Charlie and Ada (Wathan)
Bell. He served in the United States Army landing in Normandy on D-Day+6 and
participated in the Liberation of Paris and the Battle of the Bulge. Bud was a
graduate of Bradford High School. He was united in marriage to Lillian Darmer on
May 25, 1946 in Macomb, IL. She preceded him in death on January 7, 2003. Bud
and Lillian owned and operated the Walnut Café for 46 years, retiring in 1992. He
was a member of the Walnut American Legion Post #179, Wyanet VFW, Walnut
Gun Club and Ducks Unlimited. Bud was an avid hunter.
He is survived by one daughter, Lilli (John) Ruggeri of Millstadt, IL; one son,
Chuck Bell of Newark, NJ; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Lillian, 3 brothers and 5 sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Garland Funeral Home
in Walnut with the Rev. Karen Berg, officiating. Burial will be in Walnut
Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the Garland Funeral
Home. A memorial has been established to the Walnut Fire Department in lieu of
flowers. Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneralhome.com.Filed under Latest, Latest, Latest, Obituaries, Obituaries 2014 | Comment (0)
Robert E. Stees, age 67, of Tampico, Illinois, died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at
his home in Tampico.
Bob was born November 15, 1948, in Rock Falls, IL, the son of William and Lois
(Pfeiffer) Stees and was raised by Harry Ferguson. He was united in marriage to
Julie Quimby on August 8, 1970 in Lancaster, Missouri. He served in the United
States Navy as a Navy Seal during the Vietnam War. Bob was employed as a truck
driver in the area for many years and also was involved in restaurants in Walnut
and Tampico, Illinois. He enjoyed fishing and racing.
He is survived by his wife, Julie of Tampico; seven sons: William Stees, Tyler
Stees, Donovan Stees, Dakotak Stees, Zachary Wadelton, Skylar Stees and Chevy
Wadelton all of Tampico, IL; two daughters: Mindy Shindel of Davenport, IA and
Cherokee Wadelton of Tampico, IL; 14 grandchildren; one great- grandson; his
father, Harry (Elaine) Ferguson of Wisconsin; one brother, Perry (Linda) Ferguson
of Tampico; one sister, Peggy (Steve) Hadaway of Tampico, IL and several other
half brothers and sisters not of the area; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Judy.
Funeral services will be held on Monday November 30, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the
Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with the Rev. Don Johnston Pastor of Gift of Hope, officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday
from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home. Cremation rites will be accorded
after the services. A memorial has been established in his memory. Condolences
may be sent to www.garlandfuneralhome.com.Filed under Latest, Latest, Latest, Obituaries, Obituaries 2014 | Comment (0)
James D. Heaton, age 51, of Walnut, Illinois died Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at
Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
Jim was born on June 22, 1964 in Princeton, Illinois, the son of Donald and Anna
(DeWaele) Heaton. He was united in marriage to Angela Cassidy on September
25, 1999. He worked at Walnut Custom Home in Walnut. Jim was a member of
the Walnut Community Bible Church, Happy Hookers Fishing Club and enjoyed
being with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Angela Heaton of Walnut, Il; one daughter Jamie Lynn
Heaton; one son James Donald Heaton both of Walnut, Il: his mother Anna
(Hubert) Fridge of Walnut, IL; one sister Michelle Lavender of Chicago, IL; one
brother Craig Heaton of Walnut, IL; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Cremation rites were accorded. A time of sharing will be held on Saturday from 3
to 5 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. A memorial service will be
conducted at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Garland Funeral Home with the Rev. Eldon
Cook, pastor of the Walnut Community Bible Church, officiating. A memorial has
been established in his memory. Condolences may be sent to:
www.garlandfuneralhome.com.Filed under Latest, Latest, Latest, Obituaries, Obituaries 2014 | Comment (0)
Lynn “Noni” Soldati, 66, of Cherry, passed away Monday, November 23, 2015, peacefully at her home in Cherry, with her family by her side, following an extended illness.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Spring Valley, with Rev. Robert Spilman officiating. Interment will follow in the Ladd Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Friday in the Fiocchi Funeral Home, Cherry and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the church.
Lynn was born on January 3, 1949 in Peru to Lester and Bernice (Lent) Hegland. She was a LaSalle Peru Township High School graduate. She owned and operated Towne and Kountry Salon in Cherry with her mother in law, Loretta, for 44 years. She married Joseph L. “Bluto” Soldati on October 27, 1967 in Princeton. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry.
She is survived by: her sons, Joseph J. (Maribeth) Soldati and Christopher D. (Shantel) Soldati both of Cherry; 3 grandchildren, Morgan, Madison and Devin of Cherry; 2 brothers, Jim (Alice) Hegland of Chestnut and Randy (Nancy) Hegland of Texas; 2 special lifelong friends Jan Wright and Sheila Abraham; and her special K9 friend Marley .
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Joseph on May 12, 2013; 4 brothers and 1 sister.
Pallbearers will be: Joe, Chris and Devin Soldati; Mike Stuckert, Joe Wenzel and Ken Bodnum
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Donald Keith “Donny” Andrews, 76, of Buda, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, November 20, 2015 on the farm working on the barn. A Funeral Mass celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 25th at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheffield, IL. Father Mark Miller will celebrate. Burial will follow at Hopeland Cemetery, where Military Honors will be accorded by Buda American Legion #261. Visitation for Donny will be 4-7pm on Tuesday at Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton. Rosary services will Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hopeland Cemetery Assoc. & St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Donny was born on July 4, 1939 in Buda, IL, the son of Carl and Mildred (Law) Andrews. He graduated from Buda High School in 1957. Donny was united in marriage to Marietta Coppejans on June 14, 1958 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheffield, IL. He proudly served in the US Army from 1962 to 1964. He was a lifetime farmer in rural Buda and also sold seed for Great Lakes for several years.
Donny was a member of the Buda Jaycees, FFA, and 4-H. Farming wasn’t just his occupation, but a passion. He also enjoyed doing construction projects. He loved reading, solving Sudoku puzzles, and watching football alson listening to country music. He enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Florida. Most of all he loved his family, and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Marietta; daughter: Sandy Andrews of West DesMoines, IA; son: Steve )Becky) Andrews of Tiskilwa, IL; grandchildren: Michael Andrews, Elise (Jake Schmidtt) Andrews; step grandchildren: Justin (Tiffany) Carroll, Amy Reuter; great granddaughter: Raelyn; step great grandchildren: Makenna, Austin, Tylor, Chelsea, Shelby, Aiden, Skyler; Sister: Nancy Patterson of Galva, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother-in-law, Bill Patterson; and his great niece, Kaitlyn Therman.Filed under Latest, Latest, Latest, Obituaries, Obituaries 2014 | Comment (0)
Darlene Elizabeth (Headings) Martin, age 43, of Tampico, Illinois died at 5:25
p.m. Tuesday November 17, 2015 at home. She was born on February 4, 1972 in
Princeton, Illinois to Dan and Doris (Kropf) Headings. She married Robert Martin
son of John and Ellen Martin on April 16, 1993.
Surviving are her husband Robert Martin; three daughters Michelle (Trenton)
Hostetler, Lucinda and Joelle; four sons Chris, Craig, Delton and Denley.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Fairfield A.M. Church, rural
Tampico. Burial is in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday,
November 19, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the Fairfield A.M. School, adjacent to
the church. Garland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Filed under Latest, Latest, Latest, Obituaries, Obituaries 2014 | Comment (0)
LeRoy G. Jeffery
City: Wyanet, Illinois
Time of Death: 1:51 a.m.
Date of Death: November 18, 2015
Place of Death: O.s.F. St. Francis Medical Center
Services: Monday, November 23, 2015 / St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton at 10:30 a.m.
Officiating: Father Jeffery Stiriman
Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, Illinois
Visitation: 4-7 Sunday, November 22, 2015 / Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton
Rosary Services: at 7 p.m. Sunday night at the funeral home
Date of Birth: August 18, 1952 / Kewanee, Illinois / George C. & Lillian (Nowakowski) Jeffery
Married: Never married
Survivors: Mother – Lillian Jeffery – Wyanet, IL
2 Brothers – Robert (Sandy) Jeffery – Wyanet, IL / Donald Jeffery – Wyanet, IL
6 Nieces – Heidi Jeffery – Wyanet, IL / Luci (Kevin) Hilmes – Princeton, IL / Chelsea (Brian) Aber – Wyanet, IL / Donielle (Jeremy) Guerrero – Wyanet, IL /
Ashleigh (Matthew) Stone – Walnut, IL / Summer Jeffery – McNabb, IL
Several Great-Nieces & Great-Nephews
Preceded in death: father / Brother – George Jeffery / Nephew – Robert Jeffery
Employment: House Mover
Memberships: St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton / Wyanet Fire Department after 33 years / Wyanet V.F.W. # 6634 / Princeton Moose Lodge #1339 / Wyanet Community Club
Military Service: no
Memorials: To the family of LeRoy G. Jeffery c/o Donielle Guerrero, 205 West First Street, Wyanet, Illinois 61379
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Kelly Amber Nekola, 35, of East Peoria, formerly of Princeton, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015 in St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
Services will be held 12 Noon Friday in the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, with Deacon John Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in the Elm Lawn Cemetery, Princeton. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home.
Kelly was born on January 18, 1980 in Cicero to her loving parents Bob and Debi (Leonard) Nekola. She attended Princeton High School.
She is survived by: her parents, her beautiful children, Gavin Wayne and Haley Marie; her brother, Mark Allen (Vicki) Nekola; her sister, Kristi Marie (Troy) King, all of Princeton. Also surviving are aunts and uncles: Tom (Donna) Nekola of Hinsdale, Dorie (Rico) Mugnaini of Woodridge, Cory (Margaret) Leonard of Spring Valley and Sharon Leonard of Carbondale; Cousins: Louise Nekola, Nick Mugnaini, Matt (Kathleen) Nekola, Bailey Leonard.
Her brother, Timothy Robert Nekola is forever young since 2000. She is also preceded in death by her grandmothers, Jean Leonard and Mary Rice.
Donations may be made to her family for Gavin and Haley’s education fund. Envelopes will be available at the service.
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PRINCETON – Jesse M. Zimmerman, age 89, died on Saturday November 14, 2015 at Perry Memorial Hospital in
Princeton IL. There will be a Funeral Service for Jesse on Wednesday November 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Norberg
Memorial Home. Pastor Gary Sinclair of the Christ Community Church will officiate. The family will receive
friends during a visitation before the service on Wednesday from 10:00 -11:00 AM. The burial will follow at Elm
Lawn Memorial Park in Princeton.
Jesse was born on August 22, 1926 in Dover Township to Carl and Estella (Powers) Zimmerman. He served his
country in the US Army. He then got married to Shirley Lampe who survives Jesse. He worked for many years at
Champion Pneumatic. He also worked odds jobs around Princeton for numerous people as well as a hand for
many area farmers.
Jesse was a member of the First Community Baptist Church. Jesse was also first and foremost a grandfather that
loved nothing more than the time he spent fishing with his grandkids.
Jesse is survived by his wife Shirley, two daughters Lucy (Joe) Loftus of Morton IL, Linda Zimmerman of WI, one
son Frank Zimmerman of Princeton, and two grandsons. Also surviving are a sister Laura (Raymond) McCall of
Princeton and a brother Francis (Shirley) Zimmerman of Kewanee.
Jesse is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Fred Zimmerman and Charles Zimmerman of Sterling.
Memorials may be directed to Christ Community Church of Princeton IL.
On-line condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com
All arrangements have been made through Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton IL.Filed under Latest, Latest, Latest, Obituaries, Obituaries 2014 | Comment (0)
Richard W. “Dick” Dorsch
City: Princeton, IL
Time of Death: 11:23 p.m.
Date of Death: November 15, 2015
Place of Death: Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton, Illinois
Services: Friday, November 20, 2015 / First Lutheran Church, 116 North Pleasant, Princeton at 11:00 a.m.
Officiating: Pastor Norman Femrite
Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, Illinois
Visitation: 4-8 Thursday, November 19, 2015 / First Lutheran Church, Princeton also 1 hour prior to services
Date of Birth: July 22, 1939 / Mt. Carmel, Illinois / Clarence C. & Sidona (Fritz) Dorsch
Married: Mary Caroline Scott / July 5, 1964 / Carlyle, Illinois
She survives: Mary Caroline Dorsch – Princeton, IL
Survivors: Son – Patrick Dorsch – Dillon, CO
Brother – Dean (Joanne) Dorsch – Lake Kiowa, TX
3 Nieces and 2 Nephews
Preceded in death: parents
Education: Doctor of Dental Science from Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Employment: In Dental pratice in Princeton from 1966-2003
Memberships: First Lutheran Church where he held many positions / Member & Past Pres. of Chamber of Commerce / Member & Past Pres of Illinois Valley Dental Society /
Member & Past Pres. Princeton Rotary Club / Performed in numerous plays with Homestead festival, Act IV, Stage 212, Henry Players / He recreated personalities in
Oakland Speaks / Board member of Shoemake & Metro Center Boards / Docent for Love Joy Home / Recipent of Lifetime Achievement Award for Arts from Prairie Arts Center
Military Service: LT / United States Navy Res / Vietnam
Memorials: First Lutheran Church, Princeton
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