Charles F. Lane, age 77 of Walnut, Illinois died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Arden
Courts in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.
Charles was born January 30, 1938, in Princeton, Illinos, the son of Raymond and
Helen (Wetherell) Lane. He was united in marriage to Alene Kay Woodyatt on
August 9, 1959 in Sterling, Illinois. She preceded him in death on August 24, 2008.
He was a science teacher and football coach at Walnut High School for over 30
years. Charles was a member of the Walnut United Methodist Church and the
Walnut Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed nature photography. He also enjoyed aviation
He is survived by one daughter, Alycia (Robert) Ross of Elmhurst, Illinois; two
grandchildren, Ethan and Emma Ross; two brothers, Roger (Mary) Lane of
Heyworth, Illinois and Steve (Margie) Lane of Trenton, Illinois and numerous
nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife and one brother, Stanley.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, March 6, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Walnut
United Methodist Church, with Rev. Mark Harkness, officiating. Inurnment will
take place in Walnut Cemetery. There will be a time of sharing from 1:00 p.m. to
2:00 p.m. before the service on Friday. Cremation rites were accorded. A
memorial has been established in lieu of flowers to Alzheimer’s research. Online
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Arthur F. Radake, age 79, of Tampico, Illinois died Friday, February 27, 2015 at
CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
Art was born on February 28, 1935 in Scheller, Illinois the son of Joseph and Mary
(Glupczynski) Ratajczyk. He was united in marriage to Donna Bruder on October
6, 1962 in Tampico, Illinois. He worked for Frantz Manufacturing for forty years
and owned and operated Radake Sanitation.
He is survived by his wife Donna Radake of Tampico, Illinois; The Radake girls
LeAnn (Kevin) Murk of Monmouth, Illinois; Mary Jo (Brian) Bender of Tampico,
Illinois; Lisa Radake Hinrichsen of Tampico, Illinois; Becki (Brian Strike)
Gallentine of Prophetstown, Illinois; eight grandchildren; one brother Raymond
Ratajczyk of Columbia, Illinois; one sister Francis Witoski of Ashley, Illinois; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church in Tampico with Deacon Bill Lemmer, officiating. Burial will be in
Yorktown Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at St.
Mary’s Catholic Church with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. A memorial has been
established to Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, Illinois. Garland
Funeral Home in Tampico is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to:
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Millie Powers Carr, age 77, of Walnut, Illinois died Sunday, March 1, 2015 at
CGH Medical Center in Sterling, Illinois.
Millie was born October 20, 1937 in rural Atkinson, Illinois the daughter of Mell
and Marie (Longeville) DeSplinter. She graduated with the Class of 1955 from St.
Mary’s Acadamy in Navoo, Illinois. She was united in marriage to Harold J
Powers in Atkinson on June 22, 1957. He preceded her in death on November 20,
1996. She married Neil Carr on December 21, 2002 in Walnut. He preceded her in
death on March 16, 2013. Millie was in the U.S. Postal Service for 28 years and
she was the Walnut Postmaster for 18 years. She was a member of St. John’s
Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She
was a member of the Walnut American Legion Auxiliary and the IL Branch of the
National League of Postmasters. She volunteered at Pass It On in Walnut. Millie
enjoyed playing dominoes with her friends and spending time with her family.
She is survived by two daughters, Sherie (Jerry) Verdick of Port Byron, Illinois
and Julie (Patrick) Donovan of Walnut; one son, Mark (Amy) Powers of Carmi,
Illinois; 6 grandchildren, Brandon Donovan, Matthew (Amanda Diaz) Donovan,
Jessica Verdick, Devon Werts, Whitney (Jordan) Ward and Natalie Powers; 3 step-
children, Roger Carr of Russiaville, Indiana, Dean Carr of Bloomington, Illinois
and Julie (Greg) Jamison of Princeton, Illinois; 6 step-grandchildren, Turner
Jamison, Austin Jamison, J.D. Carr, Mackenzie Waters, Adam Verdick and Robert
Verdick; two great-grandchildren, Lexi Ryan and Zack Donovan; one brother,
James DeSplinter of Geneseo, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one sister, Dorothy
DeGrave-Little and one brother, Ryburn DeSplinter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, March 6, 2015 at 10:30a.m. at St.
John’s Catholic Church, Walnut with Father Thomas Shaw, officiating. Burial will
take place in Walnut Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 5,
2015 from 4:00 p.m.-7:00p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Garland
Funeral Home, Walnut. A memorial has been established in her memory. Online
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Clyde Rosene, age 90, of Princeton, Illinois died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Colonial Hall Rehab and Nursing Center in Princeton, IL.
Clyde was born July 8, 1924 in Tampico, Illinois the son of Clarence and Ida M. (Newman) Rosene. He graduated from Tampico High School. Clyde was united in marriage to Miriam Pieper on January 22, 1946 in Hubbard, Iowa. He farmed all of his life. In his younger years he farmed in Tampico and then in Ohio, Illinois. He was a member of the Red Oak Methodist Church, a past board member of the Farm Bureau and a past board member of the Kasbeer Elevator.
He is survived by his wife, Miriam; one son, Cary (Beth) Rosene of Princeton, Illinois; one daughter Marcia Heuer of Oregon, Illinois; one sister, Ethel Rosene of Ohio, Illinois; one brother, Neil (Brenda) Rosene of Springfield, Missouri; five grandchildren: Colin (Dena) and Chad (Vicki) Schmidt, Heather (Mark) Dzioba, Nathan and Hannah Rosene and seven great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by both parents and one sister, Alice Underwood .
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Red Oak United Methodist Church in Walnut with Rev. Judy Giese officiating. Burial will take place at Red Oak Cemetery in Walnut. Visitation will be held Monday, March 2, 2015 from 5-8 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. A memorial has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be left at www.garlandfuneralhome.com.
Larry Eugene Patnoe
1940 – 2015
Larry E. Patnoe, age 74, of Princeton passed away Friday morning at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton. Cremation has been accorded. The family will have a private memorial service to be held at a later date. Close friends and family should get in touch with the family about specifics. Johnny Huxtable will be officiating.
Larry was born on June 24, 1940, in Kewanee, IL, to Irvin and Bessie (Bell) Patnoe. He was a graduate of Hall High School. He served this country for 6 years as a Bowson’s Mate in the U.S. Coast Guard and 2 years in the reserves. He married Jacqueline Huxtable in Princeton on October 16, 1965. He spent most of his life self-employed as an owner-operator truck driver.
Music was a big part of Larry’s life. He loved dancing and singing and was a former Fred Astaire School of Dance Instuctor. He enjoyed playing cards and especially loved all of his family get togethers. He was a former member of the MOOSE Lodge and the Knights of Pythius.
Larry is survived by his wife Jacqueline, his 3 daughters Gina (Mark) Hansen of Van Orin, IL, Brenda (Jim) Brown of Indian Trails, N.C., Julie (Terry) Billhorn of Yorkville, IL, 5 grandchildren Jessie, Chelsea, J.D., Renee and Rhylie, and 3 great-grandchildren Liz, Jaydon and Ashton. Also surviving are one brother Donald “Rusty” Patnoe and one sister Nancy (Tom) Gorman of Santa Marie, CA and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Barb Etheridge of Bureau, IL.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital or to the Peru Veterans’ Home.
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Mary Louise Staples, 91, of Princeton passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Colonial Hall Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Princeton.
Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton.
Mary was born on March 7, 1922 in Princeton to William Roy and Alvina (Nielsen) Robinson. She was a graduate of Princeton High School and Ward Belmont College. She married John B. Staples in 1944.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, John; and 1 son, Jay Staples.
Memorials may be directed to the Friends of Strays.Filed under Latest, Latest, Latest, Obituaries, Obituaries 2014 | Comment (0)
Andrew P. Cuchiara, Sr.
Andrew P. Cuchiara, Sr., age 82, of the Manlius- Wyanet area died Monday,
February 16, 2015 at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home in Walnut.
Andrew was born November 2, 1932 in his home in Chicago, the son of Philip and
Mary Cuchiara. He was united in marriage to Marian J. Meier on January 4, 1958
in Chicago, Illinois. She preceded him in death on June 3, 2009. He served in the
Navy during the Korean War, on the USS Boxer Aircraft Carrier. Andrew was a
dock worker in Chicago for Consolidated Freight Company for many years. He
was a proud member of the Walnut American Legion Post #179.
He is survived by two sons, Andrew Cuchiara, Jr. and Mark Cuchiara both of
Dixon, Illinois; two daughters, Sandra (Keith) Green of Walnut, Illinois and Shari
(Peter) Bence of Princeton, Illinois; 9 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; three
sisters, Bernice Hertelendi of Aurora, Illinois, Ann Sturenfeldt of Orland Park,
Illinois and JoAnn Tomczak of Orland Park; a lifelong friend, Tony Lordo of
Burbank, Illinois and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a great-grandson, Tyler
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 12:30p.m. at the
Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, with Rev. Eldon Cook pastor of the Walnut
Bible Church, officiating. Burial will take place in Walnut Cemetery. Visitation
will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015. A
memorial has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be sent to
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& Anna Irene (Russell) Real. She married the love of her life Thomas J. Blaisdell on October 9, 1948 in Bradford. He survives along with 4 children, Ann (Patrick)
Rothery of St. Louis, MO; Mary Lynne (Bud) Herman of Homer Glen, IL; Kathleen (James) Hewitt of Bradford, IL; James (Cheryl) Blaisdell of Bradford, IL; ten
grandchildren; Tom Rothery, Sean Rothery, Julie Armstrong, Sarah Woodard, Mark Hewitt, Alison Gradisher, Jacob Herman, Luke Herman, Justin Blaisdell and Caitlin Blaisdell;
12 great-grandchildren and one due in June. She was preceded in death by her parents. She was a graduate of Bradford High School and attended
Marycrest College, Davenport, IA. Mary was a life long member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Bradford. She was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed teaching her
grandchildren about birds. Mary and Tom were married 66 years. They enjoyed bus trips to various locations including Hawaii & Europe. The family would like to
thank Mary’s special caregivers from Henry – Stark Health Dept. and also the staff of OSF Hospice. Services will be Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the
Baptist Catholic Church, Bradford with Father Vien Van Do officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to services at the church. Burial will be at St. John Cemetery, Bradford.
Memorials may be directed to Masses at her church, Bradford Rescue Squad, Friends of Strays in Princeton, IL or OSF Hospice, Galesburg, IL. www.grant-johnsonfh.com
Eleanor Carol Engel passed into the presence of the Lord on February 16, 2015 at the age of 94 at Colonial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Princeton.
Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday in the Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, with Rev. Calvin Zehr and Rev. Ken Wilson of the Princeton Bible Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Willow Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the church. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton.
Eleanor was born on July 2, 1920 in Tomah, Wisconsin, to Fred Noah and Frances (Ebersol) Burkey. Eleanor married Wallace Carl Engel on May 28, 1949 at the Van Orin Gospel Church. He preceded her to heaven in 2002.
Eleanor is survived by: her twin brother, Edmund Burkey of Adrien Michigan; her two children, Sharon Joy (Kent) Royer of West Valley, Utah and Jason Philip (Robin) Engel of Tiskilwa. Eleanor was blessed with five grandchildren, Chris (Jenny) Royer, Angie (Travis) Bailey, Burk (Naomi) Royer, Heidi Engel and Eric Engel; eight great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Eleanor was raised in Oak Park, Chicago, and attended Moody Bible Institute before moving to Tiskilwa. She attended Willow Springs Mennonite Church where part of her ministry was singing in a women’s quartet. She was also a Kids Klub teacher for over 30 years. Eleanor and Wallace were consistently active serving the Lord in various missionary endeavors.
Memorials may be directed to the local Kids Klub organization.Filed under Latest, Latest, Latest, Obituaries, Obituaries 2014 | Comment (0)
Luke Benjamin Jensen
1996 – 2015
PRINCETON – Luke B. Jensen, age 18, passed away Thursday February 12, 2015 at home in Princeton, IL. A Funeral Service will be on Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Pastor Derek Boggs will officiate the service. The family will receive friends during a visitation Wednesday from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at Norberg Memorial Home. Cremation will be accorded.
Luke was born November 1, 1996 in Princeton, IL to Marla C. Jensen. He attended Princeton High School. Luke was great at skate boarding and enjoyed playing a variety of video games. He always looked forward to hanging out and being with his friends and he loved music.
Luke is survived by his mother Marla, his grandmother Terry Ellberg of Princeton, and great-grandmother Joy Huffstodt of Princeton, his aunts and uncles, Mike (Connie) Jensen of Great Falls, MT, Patty (Jerry) McDonald of Chandler, AZ, Diane (Scott) Palubiak of Richfield, OH, Dan (Paula) Ellberg of Princeton, and Terri (Rick) Haas of Metamora, IL, as well as numerous cousins. Also surviving is a special friend Kierstyn Perez of SpringValley.
Luke is preceded in death by his grandfathers John Jensen and Carl Ellberg, his great-grandfather Benjamin Huffstodt and great-grandmother Mary May.
Memorials may be directed to the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide.Filed under Latest, Latest, Latest, Obituaries, Obituaries 2014 | Comment (0)