Read recent and archived obituaries and memorial notices from Effingham Daily News. (2024)

Robert Koss 1928 - 2024Robert L. Koss, 95 of Taylorville, formerly of Effingham, a man who cherished his faith and family, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2024, at Carriage Crossing Senior Living in Taylorville. He was born on November 29, 1928, the son of John Frank and Minnie V. (Robertson) Koss. He married Wilma E. Pontious on October...Obituary
Linda Schumacher 1947 - 2024Linda Lou Schumacher, 76, of Sigel, Illinois, passed away at 4:30 PM Sunday July 7, 2024, peacefully at her home. She was born November 17, 1947, in Clay County, Illinois, the daughter of Clyde and Flora (Cambron) Rowan. As per Linda's wishes a Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 PM , Thursday July 11, 2024 in...Obituary
Mary Lou BeeMary Lou Bee, 94, of Tuscola, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, July 4, 2024 at the Tuscola Health Care Center, Tuscola, IL. Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 11, 2024 at the Keen's Chapel Cemetery, rural LaClede, IL. No Visitation will be held. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home,...Obituary
Alexandra Bushea SchroederOn July 2nd, 2024, Alexandra Bushea Schroeder went to be with her Heavenly Father at the age of 28. Alexandra was born on December 11th, 1995 in Effingham, IL. She is survived by parents, Kim & Kevin Schroeder; brothers, Christian of St. Louis, MO, & Alec of St. Charles, MO; and the love of her life, Colin Kenny of...Obituary
Alice Katherine Rhodes 1938 - 2024Alice Katherine Rhodes, 85, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024 at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2024 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Green...Obituary
Joan Myers 1941 - 2024Joan H. Myers passed away peacefully on Friday, June 28, 2024. She was born in Chicago on March 11, 1941. She married Jerry Myers on July 3, 1965. They had two sons, Alan and Bryan Myers. Joan was an active member of the Olympia Fields United Methodist Church while there she maintained the grounds and harvested the...Obituary
Mary Lou Glover 1930 - 2024Mary Lou (Reynolds) Glover, 93, of Effingham, IL, died 10:18 a.m. on July 3, 2024, at her home residence. Johnson Funeral Home will be in charge. At the request of Mrs. Glover, her body will be cremated. There will be no services per Mrs. Glover's request. Any memorials may be made to the First Church of God,...Obituary
Mary Ann Parker 1943 - 2024Mary Ann Parker (Springer), passed away on June 16, 2024, in Tehachapi, CA, at the age of 81. Born on January 10, 1943, in Effingham, Illinois, where she spent her youth. She moved through her life with a spirit and perseverance that left an indelible mark on her family and community. Mary Ann is survived by her...Obituary
Vera June Kreke 1932 - 2024Vera June Kreke, 92, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2024, leaving behind a richly-lived life and 92 years of cherished memories for her family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2024 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial...Obituary
Leonard "Hoot" Greenwood 1932 - 2024Leonard "Hoot" Greenwood, 91, of Effingham, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born on November 27, 1932, in Flora, IL, to the late Leonard Sr. and Edna (Hall) Greenwood. He married his high school sweetheart, June Bullard, on December 24,...Obituary
Gladys King 1924 - 2024Gladys Lorraine Strohl Owens King, 100 of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday June 26, 2024. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Garnet V "Bud Owens" and her second husband of 10 years, Charles W. King; her parents, Noah and Ruby Strohl , her sister, Mildred Miller, brothers Billie...Obituary
Rhonda Denise Aanes 1953 - 2024Rhonda Denise (Wilhoit) Aanes, 71, formerly of Effingham, IL passed away on Monday, June 24, 2024 at Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, MO. Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, IL. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Effingham....Obituary
Marjorie Fluga 1936 - 2024Marjorie Ann Fluga, 88, of Stewardson, Illinois, passed away peacefully on June 24, 2024, at HSHS St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham. Marjorie was born on February 9, 1936, in Effingham, to Waldo and Helen (Boldt) Rincker. In November 1954, she married Charles Frederick Fluga, and they were blessed with nearly 70...Obituary
Norma Bloemker 1921 - 2024Norma Bloemker, age 102, formerly of Dieterich, Illinois, passed away at 12:00 PM - Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at Grove Rehab in Jacksonville, Illinois. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM - Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, Illinois, with Zack Trimble officiating. The burial will...Obituary
Lawrence "Larry" Allan Willenborg 1964 - 2024Lawrence "Larry" Allan Willenborg, age 59, of Jacksonville, NC passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. He was born on September 20, 1964 in Effingham, IL to the late Modestus Joseph Willenborg and Genevieve Madonna Koester Willenborg. Larry, an Iraq...Obituary
Tracy Lynn MayhausTracy Lynn Mayhaus, 52, of Altamont, Illinois, passed away peacefully early Thursday, June 21, 2024 at her home. She is survived by her husband, James; daughters Mikayla Campbell of Hobart, Indiana, and Amber Mayhaus of Altamont; sons Aaron Campbell and Zachary Campbell of Hobart, Joseph Mayhaus of Imperial,...Obituary
Daniel G. Field 1944 - 2024Daniel G. Field, 80, of Mason, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, at home in Mason, Illinois surrounded by his loving family. Dan was born on April 22, 1944, to Sidney and Irma (Goebel) Field in Effingham, Illinois. He married Florann Evans on July 28, 1962, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Effingham. He...Obituary
Marie Dust 1941 - 2024Marie C. Dust, 82, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at her home in Effingham, surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Friday, June 21, 2024 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4:00 pm...Obituary
Linda Holste 1946 - 2024Linda L. Holste, 78, of Altamont died at 8:01 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at Willowbrook, Effingham. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 21, 2024 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Effingham with Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating. Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sarah Bush Lincoln...Obituary
Frederick Marvin Moore 1927 - 2024Frederick Marvin Moore, age 96, passed away peacefully at home on June 12, 2024. Visitation will be Monday June 17, 2024, at Johnson Funeral Home from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery with Military Rites; all...Obituary
Verena Allen 1921 - 2024Verena E. Allen, 103 of Effingham, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 15, 2024 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Green Creek. Visitation will be...Obituary
Harriet Higgs 1933 - 2024Harriet Grace Higgs, 90, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024 at her daughter's home. She was born October 21, 1933 to Oscar J. and Hattie Marie (Evans) Macklin. She married George W. Higgs on March 16, 1952 in Mason. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Phillip David Higgs; grandson, Mitchell W....Obituary
Richard Frazier 1940 - 2024Richard Wayne Frazier, 83, formerly of Nokomis, passed on Saturday, June 8th, 2024, at 8:16p.m. in Decatur surrounded by his loved ones. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Stiehl Dawson Funeral home in Nokomis, with a funeral service at 6 p.m. Richard will be laid to rest Saturday, at 11 a.m. at Old...Obituary
Patsy Jean Wilson 1940 - 2024Patsy Jean Wilson, 83, of Effingham, IL, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 7, 2024 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Effingham....Obituary
Raymond Kirchhofer 1933 - 2024Raymond Charles Kirchhofer, a cherished family man, respected farmer, and proud veteran, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2024, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois. Born on March 5, 1933, in Effingham to Edward and Anna Louise Kirchhofer, Raymond's life was marked by his dedication to his...Obituary
Virgil Aloysius Goeckner 1923 - 2024Virgil Aloysius Goeckner, 101, of Effingham, IL, passed away surrounded by many of his children on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at the Villas of Hollybrook in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial will be in St....Obituary
Hugh Blake-Thomas 1943 - 2024Hugh Blake-Thomas, age 81, of Northville, Michigan, passed away on May 28, 2024. He was born on January 17, 1943 in Manchester, England; son of Hugh and Yvonne (Clark) Blake-Thomas. His birth took place in an air raid shelter during the bombing blitz by Germany during World War II. Hugh's father was British, and his...Obituary
Charlotte Ann Petty Reeder 1938 - 2024Charlotte Ann Petty Reeder, 86, of Effingham, IL, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 12, 2024. Charlotte was born on May 1, 1938, in Harrisburg, IL, the daughter of Carl G. Petty and Marguerite (Webb) Petty. After Charlotte received her Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois in...Obituary
Jackson Hensley 1940 - 2024Jackson Morey Hensley, painter, father, "Bumpa," husband, friend, passed away peacefully at his home in Watson, IL, on May 24, 2024. Jackson was born September 6, 1940 in Portales, New Mexico. His grandfather Elias Turner Hensley (1870-1962) was the first doctor in the Territory near what is now Clovis. His father,...Obituary
Wayne Bushur 1965 - 2024Wayne A. Bushur, 58, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Thursday, May 30, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Thursday prior to...Obituary
Rose Ann Mathy 1933 - 2024Rose Ann (Stoecker) Mathy, 91, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at Willowbrook Memory Care Residences in Effingham. According to Rose Ann's wishes, she has chosen to donate her body for research science to St. Louis University School of Medicine. A Memorial Mass of Celebration will be held at...Obituary
Kyle James Packer 1960 - 2024Kyle James Packer, age 63, of Effingham, Illinois set out with Jesus early on May 18, 2024 for his final trip, overcoming the last of his obstacles on earth, and embarking on an eternal breathtaking adventure. They will soar through amazing vistas with no limits of time, pain, or lack of any kind. No adaptive...Obituary
Daniel L. Hargis 1941 - 2024Daniel L. Hargis, 82, of Effingham, IL, died at 3:55 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Effingham. Burial will follow services at Oak Ridge...Obituary
Judith L. Kinney 1942 - 2024Judith L. Kinney, 81, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at Willow Breeze Hospice House in Mattoon, IL. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, IL. Burial will follow services at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be...Obituary
Kenneth H. Thoele 1936 - 2024Kenneth H. Thoele, 87, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2024 at Willowbrook Memory Support Residences in Effingham. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham with...Obituary
Dustin Eric Borries 1990 - 2024Dustin Eric Borries, 33, left his earthly life on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO after an almost 2 year battle with Cancer. He fought a good hard fight for those he loved without complaint. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at St. Anthony of Padua...Obituary
Betty Roberson 1930 - 2024Mrs. Betty Louise Roberson, age 93, most recently of Theodosia, MO, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at the Passion and Purpose Homecare Assisted Living for our SENIORS in Murray, Kentucky. Betty was born on September 23, 1930, in Dietrich, Illinois to the late George Henry Koop and Rose Cathorine Deters Koop....Obituary
Mary Curle 1938 - 2024Mary Elizabeth Curle, 85, died peacefully May 8 at the Willow Breeze SBL Hospice House, Mattoon, IL. A visitation will be held May 18 from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 600 West Temple Street, Effingham. A memorial service to honor and celebrate Mary will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the...Obituary
James Warren 2023 - 2024Our darling James Austin Warren tragically left us on April 24, 2024, due to a vehicle accident at the four-way stop on the Moccasin Road near Lake Sara or Effingham, Illinois. Funeral Services will be conducted by the Rev. Merak Saturday May 4, 2024, at 2:00 PM at the Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, Illinois....Obituary
DAVID SCHUMACHER 1950 - 2024David Anthony Schumacher, 73, of Sigel, Illinois, passed away at 3:30 AM Wednesday April 24th, 2024, peacefully at his home. He was born July 29, 1950, in Mattoon, Illinois, the son of Norbert L. and Mariann S. (Zerrusen) Schumacher. David married Linda L. Rowan on December 17th, 1984, in Effingham, Illinois, where...Obituary
Irene R. Esch 1926 - 2024Irene R. Esch, 97, of Effingham, IL passed away on Monday, April 22, 2024 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, IL. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday April 29, 2024 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Effingham. Burial will be in Arborcrest Memorial Park in Effingham. Visitation will be held from...Obituary
Robert Doty 1940 - 2024Robert Eugene Doty, 83, passed away on April 22, 2024 in Carbondale, Illinois. Born in Effingham to Sidney and Roberta Doty, on August 25, 1940, Bob grew up in the oil fields at Wrights Corner with a sister, Barbara. At St. Elmo High School he was an outstanding runner. As a speedster, he set many downstate track...Obituary
Clement Ludwig 1932 - 2024Clement A. "Clem" Ludwig, 91 of Sigel, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2024 at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, April 27, 2024 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sigel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery with military rites. Visitation...Obituary
Judith "Judy" Wente 1954 - 2024Judith "Judy" K. Wente, 70, Rockford, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at Javon Bea Hospital. She was born January 28, 1954, in Joliet, IL the daughter of Joseph and Frances (Manno) Sheridan. She married Thomas Wente in Joliet on August 13, 1978. Judy was most recently employed as a teacher at Boylan...Obituary
Robert Waldhoff 1937 - 2024Robert L. "Bob" Waldhoff, 86, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2024. A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis with inurnment following in the columbarium at St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to the time of service,...Obituary
Anna Mae Waldhoff 1935 - 2024Anna Mae Waldhoff, 88, passed away on April 17, 2024 at 12:25 pm at her home in Teutopolis, surrounded by her family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Monday, April 22, 2024 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis with burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be held from...Obituary
Freda Wallace 1925 - 2024Freda M. Wallace, age 98 of Hendricks, MN, passed away Friday, April 5, 2024 at the Hendricks Nursing Home. Funeral service was held at Christ Lutheran Church, Hendricks, MN with interment at the Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, IL. Houseman Funeral Home, Birk Chapel was entrusted with arrangements. Freda (Bernell)...Obituary
Gary Brummerstedt 1937 - 2024Gary A. Brummerstedt, 87, of Groveland, Illinois, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2024, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. Gary was born on February 10, 1937, in Stewardson, Illinois, the son of Gilbert and Geraldine (Falk)...Obituary
Gloria Huckeby, MD 1953 - 2024Gloria Susan Huckeby of Watson, IL., age 71, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at the Effingham Hospital. Gloria was born February 9, 1953 in Denver the daughter of Richard and Gloria M. (Cozak) Huckeby. She was a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. During her Residency training at SIU...Obituary
Maxine Dehn 1924 - 2024Maxine Dehn passed away on March 28th 2024, a month after her hundredth birthday in Carmel, IN. She was born in Chicago on February 29, 1924, to Jack and Minnie Brenner. She had two older sisters, Joan and Margaret "Peg". At Illinois College, she met George Henry Dehn; they married in 1945, moved to Effingham in...Obituary
Shirley Campton 1936 - 2024Shirley A. Campton, 87 of Effingham, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with burial in Oakridge Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to the time of...Obituary
Virginia (Holste) Walborn 1933 - 2024Virginia (Holste) Walborn, 90, of San Diego, CA, passed away peacefully after a short illness on March 20th, 2024 at Pacifica House Hospice, Carlsbad CA. Ginger was born at her family farm north ofAltamont, IL, in the Blue Point community on June 26, 1933, the first child of Bruno and Hulda Mueller-Holste. She had 4...Obituary
Cathie Underwood 1956 - 2024Cathie A. Underwood, 67, of Stewardson, passed away on April 2, 2024. Honoring Cathie's wishes, no services will be held. Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson is assisting the family.Death Notice
Raymond Vahling 1932 - 2024Raymond J. "Ray" Vahling, 91, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at his home in Teutopolis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis with burial in St. Francis Cemetery with military rites. A Knights of Columbus rosary will...Obituary
Gary Fowler 1934 - 2024Gary Lane Fowler died peacefully on Thursday, March 14, 2024. He was 89 years old. Gary was the loving husband of nearly 65 years to Barbara Cooper Fowler, who preceded him in death in 2022. He was the devoted father of Ellen (Jeff) Hummel and Mark (Rebecca) Fowler; and beloved grandfather of Michael Fowler, Sara...Obituary
Katherine Kade 1990 - 2024Katherine Ann Hilary Kade, 34, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, formerly of Effingham, Illinois, died unexpectedly of a pulmonary embolism at her home on Monday, March 25, 2024. The family will be holding a private family service for Katie, with Bauer Funeral Home of Effingham handling arrangements. Memorials in her...Obituary
Barbara Kralman 1951 - 2024Barbara Ann Kralman, 72 of Teutopolis, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2024 at her daughter's home in Effingham. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, March 30, 2024 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Barbara was born October 20, 1951 in Vandalia, the daughter of Roy and Nina (Crothers) Geddes. She...Obituary
Darlene Reynolds 1937 - 2024Darlene Ann Reynolds, 86 of Effingham, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024 at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, March 28, 2024 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Effingham. Arrangements are in the care of Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Darlene was born...Obituary
Connie Walker Bunns 1947 - 2024Connie S. Walker Bunns, 76, of Beecher City, passed away on March 24, 2024, at the Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham. No services will be held. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Beecher City is assisting the family.Death Notice
Pauline Worman 1934 - 2024Pauline F. Worman, 89 of Effingham, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2024 at Heartland Senior Living in Neoga with her husband of nearly 68 years by her side, holding her hand. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Monday, March 25, 2024 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham with burial...Obituary
Jeanette Dippold 1935 - 2024Jeanette H. Dippold, 89, of Farina, passed away peacefully at 12:25 AM Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois. Born to Philip S. May and Lillie Leonard Schneider May on January 19, 1935 in Farina, Illinois. Jeanette married John "Jack" Dippold on March 31, 1953 in...Obituary
Kevin Donald Paul Ordner 1954 - 2024Kevin Donald Paul Ordner, 69, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2024. Per Kevin's wishes, no services will be held. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonfh.com. Kevin was...Obituary
Larry Petersen 1948 - 2024Larry Neil Petersen, 75, of Louisville, Illinois, passed away at 12:36 AM, Monday, March 18, 2024, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 9, 1948, in Effingham, Illinois, the son of Edward and Marzella (Willis) Petersen. Larry graduated from North Clay...Obituary
Gary Bartels 1957 - 2024Gary Bartels, 66, of St. Elmo, died at 10:11 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2024 at SSM St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2024 at St. Elmo High School with Roger Marshall officiating. Burial will follow at Oakridge Cemetery, Effingham. A...Obituary
Ralph White, Jr. 1942 - 2024Ralph Robert White, Jr (81) of Neoga, Illinois, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2024 after a long battle with Myelofibrosis. Memorials may be made to the Tri-County R. C. Club. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, March 26th at St. Mary's Church in Neoga, IL. Visitation will be held from...Obituary
Patricia (Hewkin) Lippold 1947 - 2024Patricia Jane Lippold passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024, at the age of 77 in Houston, Texas. She was surrounded by her loving sons and beloved family in her final moments. She was at peace and knew she was loved. Born January 11, 1947, in Effingham, IL, to Bernice Lucille and Bobby Gene Hewkin, Pat was the...Obituary
Leavitt Higgs 1935 - 2024Leavitt Higgs, 88, of Altamont, died at 10:45 a.m., Monday, March 11, 2024 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. Ed Wojnar officiating. Burial will follow at Salem Methodist Church Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be held...Obituary
Louise Pruemer 1932 - 2024Louise Frances Pruemer, 91, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away at 10:53 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024 in HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, Shelbyville, IL. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2024 in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Shelbyville with Father Pawel Augustyniak as Celebrant. ...Obituary
Patricia Janice Flach 1937 - 2024Patricia Janice (White) Flach, 86, of Montrose, IL, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2024 at home peacefully in her sleep. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Montrose. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery. Visitation will be held...Obituary
Daisy Tolen 1947 - 2024Daisy Mae Tolen, a cherished matriarch and lifelong resident of Stewardson, Illinois, passed away peacefully on March 7, 2024, at the age of 76. Born on August 24, 1947, in Fancher, Illinois, she was the loving daughter of Claude and LaVonne (Polly) Ruff. Daisy's journey began in the arms of a loving family, and she...Obituary
Loretta Will 1938 - 2024Loretta C. Will, 85 of Teutopolis, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis. Inurnment in the columbarium at St. Francis Cemetery will...Obituary
Roger Verdeyen, Sr. 1943 - 2024Roger A. Verdeyen Sr., 80, passed away Monday, March 4, 2024 at his home in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2024 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with military rites. A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to the time of service, Sunday at the funeral home....Obituary
Robert B. Faulkner 1938 - 2024Robert B. Faulkner, 85, of Effingham, Illinois, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham with a Celebration of...Obituary
Stephen Hoelscher 1955 - 2024Stephen Edward "Steve" Hoelscher 69, of Neoga, Illinois, passed away at 12:35 p.m., Friday March 1, 2024 in the HSHS St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. He was born February 21, 1955 in Effingham, Illinois the son of Lawrence J. "Larry and Mildred A. (Hagen) Hoelscher. He married Teri Mayhall September...Obituary
Glenna Hanna 1939 - 2024Glenna Kay Hanna, age 84, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 9:22 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024 at her home. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at St. Elmo Christian Church. Jim Quick will be officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m....Obituary
Cletus Koester 1936 - 2024Cletus J. "Clete" Koester, 88 of Effingham, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024 at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 2, 2024 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St....Obituary
Robert "Bob" W. Roley 1958 - 2024Robert "Bob" W. Roley, 66, of Effingham, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery in Wheeler, IL. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m....Obituary
Angela L GeltzAngela L. Geltz, 93, of Olney, Illinois, formerly of Ste. Marie, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Helia Healthcare of Olney. Angela was born November 11, 1930 in Jasper County, Illinois, the daughter of Andrew G. and Cecelia M. (Bolander) Ritz. Angela enjoyed traveling, games with her grandchildren and...Obituary
Paul E. Chojnicki 1947 - 2024Paul E. Chojnicki, 77, of Effingham, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at his home, surrounded by his family. At the request of the family, the service will be private. There will be no visitation. Memorial donations may be made directly to the Wounded Warrior Project or the donor's choice....Obituary
John H. Raddatz, USAF, CPD 1938 - 2024John H. Raddatz (USAF, CPD), 85, of Effingham, IL, former Canaryville resident, (Chicago, IL) passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Entombment will be in Woodlawn...Obituary
Edward Eckert 1942 - 2024Edward J. Eckert, 81, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at his home in Effingham. A visitation will be held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Friday, February 23, 2024 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. A memorial mass will be held at a later date. Ed was born July 30, 1942 in New Albany, Indiana, the son of George...Obituary
David Mehl 1955 - 2024David A. "George" Mehl of Overland Park, Kansas passed away Saturday February 10, 2024. Memorials are suggested to Unleashed Pet Rescue in Mission, Kansas to support his granddaughter's passion for dogs. Donations can be made at https://www.unleashedrescue.com/donate/. Per David's request, he will be cremated....Obituary
Mary Carol Mechling 1933 - 2024Mary Carol (McKimmy) Mechling of rural Shumway, IL, passed away peacefully at 9:35 a.m. on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at StoneBridge Memory Care in Effingham, IL. Mary was born on February 19, 1933, at home in rural Newton, IL, the 11th of Clarence A. and Mary Gladys (Carter) McKimmy's 12 children. She graduated...Obituary
Delores Eytchison 1932 - 2024Delores Lucille (Feldkamp) Eytchison, age 91, formerly of Dieterich, Illinois, passed away at 7:15 AM - Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Concordia Village in Springfield, Illinois. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM - Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at St Paul's Lutheran Church 13204 North 2300th Street Wheeler,...Obituary
Clarence Unkraut 1929 - 2024Clarence W. Unkraut, 95, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2024 at his home in rural Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Monday, February 19, 2024 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be held at the...Obituary
Kathryn R. Oseland 1923 - 2024Kathryn R. Oseland, 100, of Effingham, IL, was called to her heavenly home on Saturday, February 10, 2024. A memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a service beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home, 1110 N. 4th Street, Effingham, IL 62401. Burial will...Obituary
Richard Lidy 1942 - 2024Richard Lidy, 81 of rural Effingham, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Monday, February 19, 2024 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Bishop Creek, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation...Obituary
Cynthia "Cindy" S. Myers 1953 - 2024Cynthia "Cindy" S. Myers, 70, of Effingham, IL, who loved being called "Snickerdoodle" by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at...Obituary
Joyce Emily (Holman) GilbertJoyce Emily (Holman) Gilbert, 83, of Effingham, IL passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Stonebridge Senior Living Center in Benton, IL. She was born June 8, 1940 in Ewing, IL, to Edgar and Rosie Fern Holman. She married William P. Gilbert on May 19, 1957 in Mt. Vernon, IL. She is survived by four children;...Obituary
Edward Koester 1938 - 2024Ed Peter Koester 85 of Neoga, Illinois, passed away at 2:40 A.M. Sunday, February 4, 2024 in the Heartland Senior Living Center in Neoga, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to the Land Of Lincoln Honor Flight, the Neoga American Legion or Heartland Senior Living Auxiliary. A Mass Of Christian Burial will be held at...Obituary
Deborah Greuel 1960 - 2024Deborah Greuel, 63, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024 at Ascension St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, IN. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church in Green Creek. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Green...Obituary
Ronald Heidbreder 1945 - 2024Ronald Gene Heidbreder went home to his Heavenly Father, February 2nd, 2024. Ron was spending the winter in his beloved Florida where he enjoyed many winters riding his motorcycle, visiting with friends and relishing in the sunshine. This winter, Ron sustained a broken hip and passed away while recuperating. Ron...Obituary
Vonley Elmore 1935 - 2024Vonley Lynn Elmore, age 88, of rural Latona, Illinois, passed away at 11:10 PM - Saturday, February 3, 2024, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Illinois. Funeral services celebrating Vonley's life will be held at 10:00 AM - Saturday, February 10, 2024, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with...Obituary
William Myers 1951 - 2024William E. "Bill" Myers, 72 of Effingham, passed away Friday, February 2, 2024 at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis with burial in St. Rose Cemetery, Montrose....Obituary
Earl "Randy" Hatten 1960 - 2024Mr. Earl R. "Randy" Hatten, 63, of Robinson, IL died Sunday January 28, 2024 at Good Samaritan hospital in Vincennes, IN following several weeks of hospitalization for a long standing medical issue. Randy Hatten was born February 5th, 1960, in Mattoon, IL., one of four children born to Earl L. and Nancy J. (Fleming)...Obituary
Arnold Brakefield 1951 - 2024Arnold L. Brakefield, 72, passed away Monday, January 15, 2024 at his home in Watson. Graveside services for Arnold and his wife, Jana, will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, February 1, 2024 at the Watson Cemetery with military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to any local animal organization....Obituary
Vicki Waldhoff 1947 - 2024Vicki Waldhoff, age 76, of Effingham, died peacefully, surrounded by family, on January 19, 2024, after a short hospitalization. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 am to the...Obituary
Susan "Sue" Moomaw 1948 - 2024Susan "Sue" Ann Moomaw, 75, of Stewardson, Illinois, sadly left us on January 25, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was born on March 6, 1948, in St. Louis, Missouri to Elizabeth B. (Wiegand) Kraft and George A. Kraft. Sue married Lowell Moomaw Jr. on May 28, 1966, in Stewardson. She is survived by her husband...Obituary
Sharon Mohr 1945 - 2024Sharon K. Mohr of Royal IL. died at home on Saturday, January 27th. Funeral Services is at 12pm February 1st at Freese Funeral Home in Sidney IL. Visitation 2 hours prior to services with burial at St. Johns cemetery. Sharon was born on August 4th, 1945 in Effingham IL.. She was the daughter of Beulah and Ray...Obituary
Donald O. DeBault 1927 - 2024Donald passed away peacefully at his home with his wife, Ann, and children at his side. Donald was the son of Charles and Emma (nee Cain) DeBault, born on the homestead farm in Stewardson, Illinois April 12, 1927. His early days were spent on the farm with his 3 older sisters and 1 younger sister and his 4 older...Obituary
Glynis Wright 1931 - 2024Glynis Mae Wright, age 92, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2024 in Springfield, Illinois. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2024 at New Horizon Church in St. Elmo with a one-hour visitation prior to the service. PeeWee Denton will be officiating....Obituary
George Robert Baker 1935 - 2024George Robert Baker, age 88, of Effingham, IL passed away peacefully at 11:52 a.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL surrounded by his family. George was born March 5, 1935, in Sigel, Illinois to parents Lucy DeBault and Paul Baker. He graduated from Effingham High School as...Obituary
Vincent KECK 1938 - 2024Vincent G. (Bing) Keck, 85, of Neoga, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at his home surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, January 29, 2024, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Neoga, with burial at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Trowbridge. Visitation...Obituary
Ronald E. "Bud" Habbe SrRonald E. "Bud" Habbe Sr, age 78 of Sandwich, IL passed peacefully on Thursday January 18th, 2024. After his long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Ronald was born on February 25, 1945 in Effingham, IL, son of Junior and Bernita (Schoonover) Habbe. Ronald was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church,...Obituary
Ruby Dunn 1937 - 2024Ruby Joan Dunn, 86, of Olney, formerly of Noble, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at her home, surrounded by family. Joan was born on August 6, 1937 in Altamont, Illinois, the daughter of Paul Prescott and Ruby Ann (Duckwitz) Davis. She married Gerald L. "Jerry" Dunn on January 30, 1960 in Altamont,...Obituary
Louis Meinhart 1934 - 2024Louis Clem Meinhart, born January 6th, 1934 of Island Grove Illinois passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at St Anthony Hospital in Effingham Illinois. He was a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather. Louis was the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth (Bierman) Meinhart. He...Obituary
Thelma Julius 1929 - 2024Thelma Fay Julius, 94, of Beecher City, also known as Mother, Grandma Fay, and Great-Grandma Fay, passed away peacefully in her home at The Farm west of Beecher City, on January 18, 2024. She married Karl Julius (deceased) in November of 1947. All because two people fell in love, Fay leaves behind six children:...Obituary
Samuel Sheehan 1942 - 2024Samuel M. "Sam" Sheehan 81, of Shumway, Illinois, passed away Tuesday January 16, 2024 in his residence Funeral Services will be held at 12:30 PM Thursday, January 25, 2024 in the St. Mary Of The Annunciation Church in Shumway, Illinois. Visitation will be Thursday January 25, 2024 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM...Obituary
Sarah "Louise" Schaefer 1934 - 2024Sarah "Louise" Schaefer, 89, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2024 at her home. Celebration of Life services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 22, 2024 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Effingham with Rev. Mike Burdick officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Effingham....Obituary
Melvina Lading 1932 - 2024Melvina Anna Lading, 91, of Strasburg, IL, passed away at 6:54 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2024, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2024, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg, IL, with Rev. Kene Whybrew officiating. Visitation...Obituary
Michael Assalley 1985 - 2024Michael "Mike" Assalley, age 38, of Taylorville, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Springfield Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Illinois after a brief, but mighty battle with acute leukemia of which he was recently diagnosed. Mike was born on November 12, 1985, in Bloomington, Illinois, the...Obituary
Willard Gust Bannick 1927 - 2024Willard Gust Bannick, 96, of Dieterich, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2024, at his home south of Dieterich, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2024, at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural Louisville, with Pastor Becker officiating. Burial will be in Dieterich Cemetery....Obituary
Leroy Thoele 1927 - 2024Leroy B. Thoele, 96 of Teutopolis, passed away peacefully at home on January 13, 2024. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Friday, January 19, 2024 at St. Francis Catholic Church with burial in St. Francis Cemetery. A Knights of Columbus rosary will be held at 3:30 pm, followed by visitation from...Obituary
Joan Sebright 1938 - 2024Joan Sebright, 85, of Altamont, died at 3:13 a.m. Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Lehigh Acres Regional Medical Center, Lehigh Acres, Florida. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 18, 2024 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Elmo with Rev. Ron Lorilla officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at...Obituary
Margaret Jean MyersMargaret Jean Myers, 87, of Griffin, GA, formerly from Beecher City, IL and Decatur, IL passed away peacefully on January 8, 2024. Margaret was born October 12, 1936, in Decatur, IL, to Wilbur Wayne and Melba (Blankenship) Shasteen. She grew up in Decatur, IL alongside her parents, her two brothers and her sister....Obituary
Nadine Clem 1943 - 2024Nadine H. Clem, 80, of Momence, IL, died on Sunday, January 07, 2024, at the Heritage Lodge Assisted Living in Kankakee, IL. She was born on May 2, 1943, in Altamont, IL, the daughter of Martin and Louise Siebert Beccue. She married Harold R. Clem on August 12, 1967, in Effingham, IL. He preceded her in death on...Obituary
Rosemary Walls 1929 - 2024Rosemary "Eileen" Walls, 94, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Community Health Professionals Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Ohio. Eileen was born June 20, 1929, in Effingham, Illinois, daughter of the late Ernest and Juanita (Beaver) Shadwell. She married Charles E. Walls on August...Obituary
Frank Kabbes 1933 - 2024Frank J. Kabbes, 90, of Effingham, passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Willowbrook Memory Care in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Monday, January 15, 2024, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the...Obituary
Dwane Hartman 1951 - 2024Dwane Edward Hartman, 94, of Stewardson, IL, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, January 8, 2024 at his home. Dwane was born on January 18, 1929 at the home farm, the son of Lydia Louise (Rincker) and Edward John Fred Hartman. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Strasburg, IL, where he was...Obituary
Mary Hites 1927 - 2024Mary Maxine Hites, age 96, of Edgewood, Illinois passed away at 7:44 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2024, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral service will be at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, January 11, 2024 at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood with a two-hour visitation prior to the service. Pastor Bill Weaver will be...Obituary
Betty Mueller 1955 - 2024Betty A. Mueller, a cherished soul and beloved family matriarch, passed away on January 5, 2024, in Alma, Illinois, formerly of Stewardson, Illinois. Born on December 23, 1955, in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Donald and Opal (Davis) Nelson. On March 10, 1979, Betty married the love of...Obituary
Barbara Hardiek 1937 - 2024Barbara L. Hardiek, 86, of Teutopolis, passed away Friday, January 5, 2024 at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the...Obituary
Emil "Shorty" Beals 1930 - 2024Emil "Shorty" Beals, 93, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2024 at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 8, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Effingham with military rites....Obituary
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