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Charles "Bud" Bell - 936/2/1922 - 11/24/2015
Walnut, IL 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.
Robert E. Stees - 6711/15/1948 - 11/24/2015
Tampico, IL 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, Dakotah 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 Beacon 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.
Darlene Martin - 432/4/1972 - 11/17/2015
Tampico, IL 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.
Orin C. Heuer - 811/4/1934 - 10/21/2015
Formerly of Princeton Orin C. Heuer, a longtime resident of Labelle, Florida and formerly of Princeton, Illinois passed away peacefully at his home on October 21, 2015. Orin was born January 4, 1934 in Bureau Township, the son of the late Fred T. and Dorothy (Anderson) Heuer. He worked in agricultural sales for Swift Feeds, Fasco and Kent Feeds Ohio Hatchery in Illinois prior to moving to Florida and becoming employed at the Oxbow Golf Resort in Labelle Florida. He has three children Mark Heuer (Mary) of La Grange, Illinois, Dee Ann Heuer of Princeton, Illinois and Dennis Heuer (Sue) of Prospect Heights, Illinois. He is also survived by five loving grandchildren Bridget, Timothy, Abby, Philip and Lizzy and several nieces and nephews. He has a surviving brother Clark Heuer of Labelle Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents Fred T. Heuer and Dorothy E. (Anderson) Heuer Forristall, brother Roger Heuer and sisters Elinor Rici and Dorothy Anderson. Visitation will be Thursday, Oct.29, at the Garland Funeral Home, 14733 IL HWY 92 Walnut IL. from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow the services at Forest Hill Cemetery, Wyanet, IL.
Roy A. Atherton - 9311/3/1921 - 10/18/2015
Roy A. Atherton, age 93, of Walnut, IL died Sunday, October 18, 2015 at Heritage Manor in Walnut.
Roy was born on November 3, 1921 in Walnut, IL, the son of Roy and Iva (Whitver) Atherton. He served in the Army Air Corp as a First Lt. during World War II. He served as a navigator in a B17 of the 8th Air Force and flew out of England. Roy returned home and graduated from Monmouth College. He was united in marriage to Jeanne Andersen on February 6, 1949 in Walnut, IL. He owned and operated Atherton Grain Company in Walnut during his lifetime. Roy was past Walnut Rotary President and past board member of the Illinois Grain and Feed Association. He served on the Walnut Grade School Board, Citizen’s Bank Board, Walnut Development and Walnut Manor Board during his lifetime. Roy was very involved in the Walnut Veteran’s Memorial and was a 70 year member of the Walnut American Legion Post #179.
He is survived by his wife Jeanne Atherton of Walnut, IL; one son Bruce (Patti) Atherton of Walnut, IL; one daughter Shari (Joe) Sterrenberg of Chatsworth, IL;four grandchildren Ryan Atherton, Jaime (Jerry) Swift, Lucus (Amanda) Atherton, Casey Sterrenberg; 7 great grandchildren Andrew Atherton, Harrison Hitzler, Landry Hitzler, Karlee Atherton, Hailey Atherton, Hannah Atherton and Madison Atherton; one sister Anita (Tom) Godwin of Exira, IA; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter in law Margaret Atherton.
Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday at 11a.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut with the Rev. Mark Harkness, pastor of Walnut United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. A memorial has been established to Heritage Manor in Walnut and Walnut United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneralhome.com.
Deborah A. Erickson - 5812/20/1956 - 10/14/2015
Deborah A. Erickson, age 58, of Walnut, IL died Wednesday October 14, 2015 at Heritage Manor in Walnut.
Deb was born on December 6, 1956 in Princeton, IL, the daughter of Douglas and Mary (Cassidy) Lowdermilk. She was united in marriage to Gary Erickson on December 20, 1980 in Ohio, IL. Deb was employed at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home/Heritage Manor for 20 years. She also worked with Special Olympics for several years.
She is survived by her husband Gary Erickson of Walnut, IL; one son Chris (Jennifer Hoffman) Erickson of Tiskilwa, IL; one brother David ( Cindy) Lowdermilk of Princeton, IL; two sisters Denise (Paul) Johnson of Princeton, IL; Diane Mossner of Kewanee, IL and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held Friday October 16, 2015 at 4 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, with the Revs. Laura Root and Lisa Bloome of the First Church of the Nazarene in Princeton, IL officiating. A time of sharing will be held on Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to Heritage Manor. Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneralhome.com.
Richard Reuter - 7212/31/1942 - 10/11/2015
Richard L. Reuter, age 72, of Ohio, Illinois died Sunday, October 11, 2015 at Colonial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Princeton, Illinois.
Richard was born December 31, 1942 in Princeton, Illinois, the son of Ivan and Doris (Johnson) Reuter. He did farming, trucking and custom shelling in the Ohio, Illinois area during his lifetime. He was a former member of the Ohio United Methodist Church.
He is survived by one brother, Donald (Barb) Reuter of Ohio; one sister, Mary Reuter of Oglesby, Illinois; one brother- in law Chuck Johnson of Bloomington, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Linda, two nephews and a niece.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial has been established in Richard’s memory to the Ohio Fire Department.
Urias Miller - 858/16/1930 - 10/10/2015
Urias D. Miller, 85, of Tampico, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at his home.
He was born Aug. 16, 1930, in Topeka, Indiana, a son of Daniel J. and Elizabeth (Yoder) Miller.
Survivors include his wife, Marietta; four children, Mary (Delbert) Headings of Green Forest, Arkansas, Aden (Starr) Miller of Tampico, and Paul Miller and Martha Kropf, both of Ohio; one brother, Raymond (Erma) Miller of Indiana; and one sister, Mae (Clarence) Schrock of Indiana; 23 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fairfield Amish Mennonite School, south of Tampico. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fairfield Amish Mennonite Church, south of Tampico. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Garland Funeral Home in Tampico handled arrangements
Dale DeCrane - 838/15/1932 - 10/9/2015
Dale DeCrane, 83, of 206 E. Elkhorn, Polo, Illinois, died October 9, 2015 at CGH Medical Center, Sterling. Arrangements are made at Garland Funeral Home, Tampico. A visitation will be held Friday, October 16, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday with Pastor Mike Winkelman officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Tampico. A memorial has been established to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rock Falls. Online condolences may be left at www.garlandfuneralhome.com.
Dale was born in Atkinson, Illinois on August 15, 1932, the son of Edward and Augusta (DeSutter) DeCrane. He attended Hutslander Grade School and St. Bede Academy, Peru. He married Mary Ann Manthe on April 19, 1952. She died July 24, 1993. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rock Falls.
He is survived by one son, Martin (Tracey) DeCrane, of Polo; one daughter, Angie (Steve) Buckley of Lyndon; four grandchildren, Samuel, Spencer, Halie and Joshua DeCrane, one great- grandchild, Sienna DeCrane; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents: two brothers, Wilber and Vincent; one sister, Marjorie Causemaker, and a special friend, Corinne Richmond.
Larry G. McKanna - 641/11/1951 - 10/1/2015
Larry G. McKanna, age 64, of Walnut, Illinois died Thursday, October 1, 2015 at his home.
Larry was born on January 11, 1951 in Aledo, IL the son of Claude and Louise (Diggs) McKanna. He was united in marriage to Barbara Metcalfe on June 2, 1979 in Walnut, IL. He was a carpenter at Walnut Components for 20 years and then worked for Custom Homes for several years. Larry loved fishing.
He is survived by his wife Barbara McKanna of Walnut, IL; two stepdaughters Jean (Jim) Mauar of Orlando, FL, Jennifer (John) Reinke of Wakefield, KS; one stepson Royal (Candace) Blondin of Walnut, IL; six grandchildren; three sisters Nancy (Harvey) Andrew of Walnut, IL, Sharon (Dean) Ege of Mendota, IL, Eloise Minzey of Walnut, IL; one brother Bob (Janice) McKanna of Rock Falls, IL; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one stepgrandson TJ Hall.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A time of sharing will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut with the Rev. Mark Harkness, pastor of the Walnut Methodist Church. Burial of cremains will be in Walnut Cemetery. A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley and the Walnut United Methodist Church in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be sent to: www:garlandfuneralhome.com.
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