Obituary – Deb Scrimsher

May 16th, 2018

Debra Ann Scrimsher, 64 of Tiskilwa passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018, in her home
surrounded by her family.
Debra was born on December 28, 1953 in Houma, Louisiana to Roy Joseph Boudreaux and Dorthy Ann
Domanque. She attended high school in Louisiana and was a homemaker raising three children. She
moved to Tiskilwa and met her long time beau, Phillip Pulfer.
She enjoyed fishing, dancing, playing cards with friends weekly and caring for her shelties. One of her
favorite things to do was spending time with her children and grandchildren and being the life of the
party. Debra was also a huge fan of the New Orleans Saints and one of her favorite memories was when
they won the Super Bowl.
Debra is survived by her mother, Dorthy Boudreaux of LA, three children; Tori (Mohmand) Rayne of LA,
Caleb (Mandy) Scrimsher of IL, Kyle Scrimsher of OH, six grandchildren; Mehdi, Jenna, Andrew, Elliott,
Olivia, Jazzmine, three siblings; Brenda (Brian) Chiasson of LA, David Boudreaux of IL and Gary (Mary)
Boudreaux of CA and one sheltie Breezie.
She is preceded in death by her father Roy Joseph Boudreaux, one brother, Barry Boudreaux and two
sheltie pups; Rebel and Prissy.
Services will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Tiskilwa, IL, Friday, May 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Arrangements by Norberg Memorial Home, Inc.
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Obituary – Thomas Neahring

May 16th, 2018

Thomas C. Neahring
Age: 70
City: Manlius, IL
Time of Death: 4:46 p.m.
Date of Death: May 11, 2018
Place of Death: Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton, IL

Services: Friday, May 18, 2018 / New Bedford Christian Church, New Bedford, IL at 10:30 a.m.
Officiating: Pastor Eldon Cook
Burial: Greenville-Fairfield Union Cemetery, New Bedford, IL
Visitation: 5-7 Thursday, May 17, 2018 / Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, IL
Rosary Service:
Military Rites:

Date of Birth: April 14, 1948 / Princeton, IL / Doster & Zelda (Kenny) Neahring

he died:

Survivors: Son – Michael Neahring – New Bedford, IL
Paula Neahring – Princeton, IL
2 Grandchildren – Ashlee Tillmen – Tx / Logan Neahring – TX
Brother – David (Ronell) Neahring, Chicago, IL

Preceded in death: Parents

Education: Grad Manlius High School in 1966 / Grad From Omaha Tech in 1967

Employment: Mechanic for Cornbelt Electric, Princeton

Memberships: Founding Member of Manlius EMT / Manlius Fire Dept / Manlius Sportsman Club

Military Service: NO

Memorials: Manlius Sportsman Club



Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton

Obituary – Tyler Senders

May 14th, 2018

Tyler S. Senders, 27, of Bureau, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018.

A memorial visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., Saturday, May 26, in the Chapel of The Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private interment will be held at a later date. Private online condolences may be left for the family at

Tyler was born on November 25, 1990 in Peoria to Tyson and Tonya (Senders) McCann.

He is survived by: his Father, Tyson McCann of Bureau; his Maternal Grandmother, Linda Detwiler of Bureau; his Paternal Grandmother, Barbara Michaels of Ohio; his children, Hayden Senders of Bureau, McKenzie Senders of Princeton and Macie Senders of Princeton; his siblings, Brendan Senders, Michael McCann, Nathan McCann and Alexandra McCann all of Bureau.

He was preceded in death by: His mother; and his maternal grandfather, Kenneth Senders.

Obituary – Robert Wallace

May 13th, 2018

Robert “Rob” Michael Wallace, died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Rob was born on November 28, 1955 in Princeton, the son of Loyal and Frances (Downey) Wallace. He married Darlene Wiggim on September 23, 1978 in Princeton. Rob was employed at Heritage Health in Walnut for the past 32 years where he worked as the maintenance manager. He also worked at Manlius Grain and Walnut Farm Equiptment prior to working at Heritage Health. Rob enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a charter member of the Happy Hookers Fishing Club. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and his family.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene; one daughter, Amber (Matthew) Morman of Kenosha, WI; two grandsons, Dylan and Andrew; two sisters, Ann Sprowls of Sheffield and Jean (Clifford) Smith of Princeton; and one brother, Thomas (Judy) Wallace of Port Byron.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Walnut. Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. at the church with Reverend Thomas Shaw officiating. Garland Funeral Home in Walnut is handling arrangements.

Obituary – John Birkey

May 13th, 2018

John L. Birkey, 70 of Princeton, Il passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Silverado Naperville in Naperville, Il.

John was born on May 8, 2018 to Emery N Birkey and Sadie M Williams on May 8, 1948. He was a graduate of Malden High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from Western Illinois University. John married his love Lynn “Dianne” Pendarvis on June 9, 1979 at Red Oak Methodist Church in Walnut, IL. John worked for Pioneer Seed Corn in Princeton as well as working on his family farm.

He enjoyed Farming, gardening, and reading. John was quite the history buff and enjoyed antique tractors, hunting and collecting arrow heads and geneaology research. In his younger days he loved going fishing with his loving wife Dianne of 38 years.

John is survived by his wife Dianne Birkey of Princeton, IL, one daughter; Megan (David Balsewicz) Birkey of Winfield, IL, one son; Michael Birkey of Princeton, IL, one brother; Bill (Kathy) Birkey of Peoria, IL and one sister; Kathy (Jim) Susin of Metamora, IL and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one son; Daniel Birkey.

Services for John will be held at the Chapel at Oakland Cemetery Princeton, IL at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 14, 2018. A graveside service will follow at Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, IL. Officiating with be Pastor Brian Strom.

Visitation will be held at the Chapel at Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, IL at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018.

Memorials may be directed to Western Illinois School of Agriculture attention John N. Birkey Memorial.

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