Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home - El Paso

Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home

Helping Families Connect, Honor & Remember

We offer unique opportunities for families to create healing moments after loss. Our experience, coupled with our perspective on the importance of ceremony, will help you discover ways to pay tribute. Whether traditional or unique, these tributes allow us to love, laugh, and live well again.

We will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique.

- Staff Members of Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home


Our Obituaries

MacDonald Breach

November 1, 1923 - September 28, 2016

Secor- MacDonald F. Breach, 92, of Secor, IL passed away at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday,September 28, 2016 at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Eureka.He was born on November 1, 1923 in rural Secor a son of Theodore and Alice Shoup Breach. He married Irene E. Seggerman on May 17, 1944 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Secor. She passed away on August 19, 2012.Survivors include two sons, Don R. (Linda)...
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James Somers

March 24, 1954 - September 25, 2016

James A. Somers, 62, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 1:48 a.m., Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Pontiac Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.He was born March 24, 1954 in Fairbury, IL to William and Betty (Vincent) Somers.Surviving is one son, Chris Somers, 1 sister, 4 brothers, and several grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents.James was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He worked as a...
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Robert Allen Thorp

May 8, 1951 - September 21, 2016

Robert Allen Thorp, 65, of Minonk, passed away at 1:23 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center. He was born May 8, 1951 in Streator, IL to Orvel and Gertrude (Fetzer) Thorp. He married Anna Dose on October 26, 1974 in Streator. Years later they divorced. Surviving are his two sons, David Thorp of Saint Louis Park, MN and John (Erin) Thorp of Streator, IL;...
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Betty Jean Pinkham

April 9, 1933 - September 19, 2016

Minonk-Betty Jean Pinkham, 83, of Minonk, IL passed away at 8:47 am on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Heritage Health in Minonk where she was a resident.She was born on April 9, 1933 in Minonk a daughter of Morris and Berniece Davison Gaede. She married Richard "Dick" Pinkham on September 9, 1952. He passed away on May 26, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Berniece Gaede of Heritage Health in...
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Matthew R. Cannon

April 11, 1985 - September 15, 2016

El Paso-Matthew R. Cannon, 31, of El Paso, IL passed away at 3:17 pm on Thursday, September 15, 2016 in El Paso. He was born on April 11, 1985 in Pontiac, IL a son of Richard E. and Pamela Kilpatrick Cannon. He married Jessica Griffith on September 20, 2014 in El Paso. She survives.Also surviving are his parents of El Paso; two sons, Noah Hornsby and Ames Cannon; one sister, Angie (Matt)...
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Charles H. Schraer

June 17, 1922 - September 6, 2016

Charles H. Schraer, 94, of Toluca, passed away at 2:50 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Good Samaritan Home in Flanagan, Illinois.His Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Minonk Township Cemetery in Minonk with Rev. John Hoyt officiating. Ruestman Harris Funeral Home in Minonk is assisting the family with arrangements.Charles was born on June 17, 1922 to...
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James O. Talbert

October 23, 1932 - September 6, 2016

El Paso- James O. Talbert 83 of El Paso passed away at 12:20 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at the Apostolic Christian Home, Roanoke.James was born October 23, 1932 in Gridley Twp., a son of Ordie and Marie Bratcher Talbert. He married Evelyn May Sutton on March 6, 1950 at Bloomington. She died September 21, 2011.Surviving are his children, Connie (Dale) Fletcher, Bonnie (Frank) Haas both of...
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Marilyn Porzelius

March 10, 1933 - September 4, 2016

Marilyn E. Porzelius Gridley- Marilyn E. Porzelius, 83, of Chenoa, IL formerly of Gridley, IL passed away at 1:45a.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Center in rural Chenoa, IL. She was born on March 10, 1933 in Amity Township, Livingston County, IL. She married Fredrick J. Porzelius on July 24, 1954 at the...
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Rhoda Carol Vance

December 31, 1937 - August 30, 2016

Dana- Rhoda Carol Vance, 78, of Dana, IL passed away at 12:05 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at her residence.She was born on December 31, 1937 in Wheeling, West Virginia a daughter of Elma Lipscomb. She married Cecil Everett Vance on January 23, 1957 in Charleston, West Virginia. He passed away on July 16, 2016.Survivors include her children, Thomas R. (Reggie ) Vance of Streator, IL; Patricia...
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Donald Miller

January 14, 1953 - August 28, 2016

Kappa-Donald Leslie Miller, 63, of Boynton Beach, FL and formerly of Bloomington, IL passed away unexpectedly at 6:39 pm on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at his home in Kappa, IL. He was born in Normal on January 14, 1953 the son of Donald Wilbur and Margaret Joan Brown Miller. He married Siobhan Cummins in December 2011 in Livingston County. She survives. He graduated from El Paso High School in...
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Earl Longman

July 5, 1929 - August 28, 2016

Minonk-Earl Edward Longman, 87, of Minonk passed away at 4:30 pm on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at his residence.He was born on July 5, 1929 in Normal, IL the only son of Edward Earl and Dorthea "Dora" Stimpert Longman. Earl lived all of his life in Panola with his mother as his father died when he was 5 years old. He met Joy Rogers in 1951 and they were married August 17, 1952 in Taylorville. They...
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Jesse Carrithers, Jr.

May 26, 1922 - August 22, 2016

El Paso-Jesse Carrithers, Jr., 94 of El Paso, IL passed away at 6:22 am on Monday, August 22, 2016 at Heritage Health in El Paso.He was born on May 26, 1922 in El Paso a son of Jesse F. Carrithers, Sr. and Elizabeth Hilger. He married Mary Helen Jones on October 5, 1947 in El Paso. She passed away on January 14, 2013.Surviving are two children, David (Nanci) Carrithers of Williamsburg, VA;...
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John R. McKay

January 16, 1941 - August 16, 2016

Minonk-John R. McKay, 75, of Minonk passed away at 10:14 am on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at OSF Richard Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL.He was born on January 16, 1941 in Bloomington, IL a son of John D. and Bernice Cleary McKay. He married Kay Zenzen on October 13, 1962 in Toluca, IL. She survives.Also surviving are his children, Tim (Jan) McKay of Eureka, IL; Tom (Tami) McKay, John (Kimberly)...
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Kerry John Wolf

May 16, 1966 - August 15, 2016

Kerry John Wolf, 50, passed away at 10:45 pm on August 15, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center. Kerry was born to William J. Wolf and Jean Ann Bates in Champaign, Illinois on May 16, 1966. His parents and grandparents preceded him in death.A celebration of life will be held at Venue 27, in El Paso, Illinois from 4-7 pm on Friday, August 19th, 2016. Private family inurnment...
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Dale Eugene Coons

November 27, 1924 - August 10, 2016

Dale Eugene Coons passed away at 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, finishing a long and very active life of 91 years. Friends and family alike will always remember him as Coony, the guy who lived on the Pink House Corner. He was born on November 27, 1924 in a small farm house a few miles northwest of Dana, IL. He was the second son of Leonard Vincent and Anna Lutz Coons. The love of...
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Wayne James Tucker

February 2, 1926 - August 5, 2016

Minonk-Wayne James Tucker, 90, of Minonk passed away at 10:58 am on Friday, August 5, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.He was born on February 2, 1926 in Dana, IL a son of Lewis and Ruth Durbin Tucker. He married Mildred Marie Fredericks on June 20, 1948 in Dana, IL. She survives.Also surviving are one daughter, Marie (Donald) Stimpert of Dana, IL; one son, Larry (Vivian...
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Charles W. Spires

April 19, 1937 - August 1, 2016

Minonk-Charles W. Spires, age 79, of Powder Springs, Georgia formerly Minonk, Illinois passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016 in Powder Springs, Georgia. He was born on April 19, 1937 in Minonk, Illinois to the late Herbert & Irma Spires, and was preceded in death by his sister, Delores Lyon. Mr. Spires was a veteran of The United States Army National Guard where he received the Outstanding...
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Staci Anne Blew

November 10, 1975 - July 25, 2016

LAKE WILDWOOD- Staci Anne Blew, 40, of Lake Wildwood, passed away at 10:30 PM on Monday July 25, 2016 at her home peacefully surrounded by her family. Staci was born November 10, 1975 in Pontiac, IL. The daughter of Dean and Nancy (Cordray) Knack. She married the love of her life, Michael Sean Blew in Minonk on October 16, 1999, he survives. Staci and Mike have three sons; Caleb (14), Caden (12)...
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Cecil Vance

March 7, 1937 - July 16, 2016

Cecil Vance, 79, of Dana, died at 1:49 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2016 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.He was born March 7, 1937 in Charleston, WV to Charley W. and Hazel M. (Holley) Vance. He married Rhoda Carol Lipscomb on January 23, 1957 in Charleston, WV. They have been married for 59 years and six months. She survives.Also surviving are his children, Thomas M. (Reggie) Vance...
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Diana L. Cremer

September 5, 1948 - July 14, 2016

Minonk- Diana L. Cremer, 67, of Minonk, died at 2:10 p.m., Thursday, July 14, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.She was born September 5, 1948 in Princeton, IL to Burdette L. and Garnet R. (Nye) Hanson. She married David A. Cremer on June 16, 1968 in Minonk. He survives.Also Surviving are two sons, Todd (Nancy) Cremer of Minonk, Troy (Deb) Cremer of Normal; one sister, Sue...
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Genevieve M. Reeves

October 17, 1926 - July 5, 2016

Gridley - Genevieve M. Reeves, 89, of Gridley, passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Heritage Health in El Paso.Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in El Paso with Fr. John Steffen officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. on Friday at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso.Interment will be at St....
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Robert D. Jarrett

July 5, 1946 - July 1, 2016

EL PASO- Robert D. Jarrett, 69, of El Paso, IL passed away at 12:05 PM on Friday July 1, 2016 at Advocate Bromenn Medical Center in Normal, IL after a long hard fought battle with cancer.He was born on July 5, 1946 in Jacksonville, IL a son of Verne and Gladys Ingledue Jarrett. He married Nancy Ritterbusch on December 29, 1973 in Normal, IL. She survives.Also surviving are two sons, Dennis ...
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Kenneth L. Johnson

January 31, 1948 - June 18, 2016

El Paso-Kenneth L. Johnson, 68, of El Paso, IL passed away at his home at 4:15 pm on Saturday, June 18, 2016.He was born on January 31, 1948 in Alton, IL a son of Kenneth O. and Rosalee N. Early Johnson. He married Gail Beetler on June 25, 1983 in Peoria, IL. She survives.Also surviving are his children, Kenneth (Rebecca) Johnson, II of Jacksonville, IL; Laura Johnson of El Paso, IL; Bethany...
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Mary Lou Thompson

January 11, 1936 - June 17, 2016

Mary Lou Thompson, 80, of Secor, passed away at 10:40 p.m., Friday, June 17, 2016 at Advocate Eureka Hospital. She was born January 11, 1936 in Colfax to Hugh and Oma (Vance) McGuire. She married David L. Thompson on September 6, 1965 in Secor. He survives. Also surviving is her son, Dan (Dorita) Thompson of El Paso; three grandchildren Michael (Carrie) Thompson of El Paso; Brian (Heather Jo...
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Merlin Franke

November 16, 1930 - June 12, 2016

Merlin Walter Franke, 85, of El Paso, IL, passed away at 4:32 a.m., Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL.He was born November 16, 1930 in Benton, IL to Walter and Lillian (Midyette) Franke. He married Dorothy I. Miller on February 25, 1951 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Secor, IL. They just celebrated an incredible 65 years of marriage. Surviving is his wife...
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Clara Jane Gramm

August 8, 1930 - June 10, 2016

Jane GrammGridley - Clara Jane Gramm, 85 of Gridley, went to be with the Lord at 8:31 pm on Friday June 10, 2016 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka, after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.She was born on August 8, 1930 in Moline, IL to Horace and Mayme Etherton Ellenberger. She married Herbert R. Gramm on November 6, 1949 in Gridley. They were married for 64 years before he passed...
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Carol Oncken

December 3, 1939 - June 9, 2016

Minonk - Carol Oncken, 76, of Minonk, passed away at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Ruestman Harris Funeral Home in Minonk with Rev. Ray Owens officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Minonk Township Cemetery in Minonk...
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Oma L. Hospelhorn

March 8, 1920 - June 8, 2016

Hudson-Oma L. Hospelhorn, 96, of Hudson, IL passed away at 8:23 am on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn Hospital in Normal, IL.She was born on March 8, 1920 in Gridley, IL a daughter of Henry and Hortense Trimmer Farrell. She married Lloyd Hospelhorn on August 31, 1940. He passed away on June 17, 1987.Surviving are one son, Leonard Hospelhorn; one daughter, Marcella (Bill) Knell both...
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Donald Gilliland

March 8, 1950 - June 4, 2016

El Paso-Donald "Mark" Gilliland, 66, of Silverhill, AL formerly of El Paso, IL passed away at 9:30 pm on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, AL.He was born on March 8, 1950 in Urbana, IL a son of Robert Charles and Kathryn Ruby Gilliland. He married Donna Jean Baysinger on August 1, 1970 in Pekin, IL. She passed away on May 15, 2005. He later married Barbara Hull. Survivors...
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F. Bonner Baker

August 3, 1926 - June 2, 2016

Minonk-F. Bonner Baker, 89, of Minonk passed away at 5:45 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Heritage Health in Minonk.He was born on August 3, 1926 in Escanaba, MI a son of Edwin and Susie Bonner Baker. He married Rose Marie Roberts at St. Patrick's Church in Minonk on October 20, 1951. She passed away on October 17, 1998.Surviving are one son, H. Robert "Bob" (Becky) Baker; two daughters, Mary...
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JoHanna Seggerman

April 27, 1920 - May 28, 2016

JoHanna Seggerman Secor- JoHanna E. Seggerman, 96 of Secor, IL passed away at 12:02 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at her residence.JoHanna was born on April 27, 1920 in Minonk, IL a daughter of Meinet and Marie Tesch Mueller. She married Herman W. Seggerman on October 10, 1943 in Minonk, IL. He survives.Survivors also include her three sons, Larry (Barb) Seggerman of Secor; Bill (Ilse)...
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Ronald Seggerman

January 13, 1939 - May 26, 2016

Minonk- Ronald "Ron" Seggerman, 77, of Minonk, IL passed away at 5:30p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at his residence.He was born on January 13, 1939 in Streator, IL a son of Raymond and Elizabeth Johnson Seggerman. He married Sally Klendworth on June 5, 1959 in Minonk, IL. She survives.Survivors also include two sons, Mike (Kelly) Seggerman; Craig (Linda) Seggerman both of Minonk; five...
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Evelyn Grace

August 24, 1961 - May 23, 2016

Gridley-Evelyn Joyce Grace, 91, of Gridley passed away at 9:17 am on Monday, May 23, 2016 at her home.She was born on August 4, 1924 in Collinsville, IL a daughter of Ralph and Elsie Benedict Cornwell. She married Melvin Grace on June 25, 1946 in Petersburg, VA. He passed away on May 9, 1993.Surviving are two sons, Melvin (Ruth) Grace, Jr.; William (Jowanda) Grace both of Gridley; eleven...
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Rowland Tucker, Jr.

June 23, 1926 - May 20, 2016

Minonk-Rowland H. Tucker, Jr., 89, of Minonk passed away at 2:40 am on Friday, May 20, 2016 at Heritage Manor in Minonk. He was born on June 23, 1926 in Clayton Township in Woodford County to Rowland and Grace McChesney Tucker. He married Bonna Jo Manninga on December 8, 1946. She survives. Also surviving is one sister, Marjorie Lois Jurden of Powell, OH; three nieces, Laura (Paul) Wilewski...
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Brent J. Kirkton

October 6, 1949 - May 15, 2016

Gridley-Brent J. Kirkton, 66, of Gridley, Illinois passed away at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. Brent was born on October 6, 1949 a son of Rodney Kirkton and Dorothy Kent Kirkton of Gridley. He married Linda Yount on October 23, 1971 in El Paso, Illinois. Linda passed away on June 9, 2002. He married Marilyn Mackey on July 2, 2005 at the...
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Theresa A. Schieber

September 11, 1959 - May 13, 2016

El Paso-Theresa A. Schieber, 56, of El Paso, IL passed away at 7:44 am on Friday, May 13, 2016 at her home.She was born on September 11, 1959 in Metropolis, IL a daughter of Donald and Agnes Norton Rose. She married Joe D. Schieber on September 15, 1979 in Hudson, IL. He died on July 3, 2012.She was also preceded in death by her grandparents, father and a sister, Joyce Brownly.Theresa is survived...
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Charles R. Lutz

March 31, 1937 - May 12, 2016

El Paso-Charles R. Lutz, 79, of El Paso and formerly of Lake Bloomington, passed away at 2:24 am on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Heritage Health in El Paso, IL.He was born on March 31, 1937 in Mulberry Grove, IL a son of Donald Richard and Edna Grace Martin Lutz. He married Phyllis G. Tompkins on June 23, 1956 in Pleasant Mound, IL. She survives.Also surviving are his children, Kent (Tammy) Lutz of...
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Betty R. Steinhilber

September 22, 1930 - May 3, 2016

Minonk-Betty R. Steinhilber, 85, of Minonk, IL passed away at 11:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at Heritage Health in Minonk. She was born on September 22, 1930 in Dana, IL a daughter of William and Mary Schleicher Steinhilber.Surviving are one daughter, Penny (Timothy) Land of Minonk, IL; and one grandson, Cory Land.She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, and one half-brother...
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Milly Prather

August 29, 1932 - May 1, 2016

Eureka-Amelia M. "Milly" Prather, 83, of Eureka, IL passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.She was born on August 29, 1932 in Peoria, IL a daughter of William and Edna Kelly Klein. She married Jack Prather on April 18, 1954 in Peoria, IL. He survives.Also surviving are one son, Bob (Marlene) Prather of Eureka, IL; one daughter, Sue (Larry)...
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George W. Van Meter

August 27, 1939 - April 26, 2016

George W. Van Meter, 76, of Minonk, passed away at 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac.He was born August 27, 1939 in Rockwood, IL to Murray and Edna (Smith) Van Meter. He married Phyllis Wilson on December 13, 1968 in Eureka, IL. She survives.Also surviving is one son Andy Van Meter of Washburn; two daughters, Tammy Van Meter and Angela (Chad) Willhite...
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Dennis R. Giesel

March 8, 1958 - April 25, 2016

Dennis R. Giesel Gridley- Dennis R. "Denny" Giesel, 58, of Gridley passed away at 9:29 a.m. on Monday, April 25, 2016 at his residence. Dennis was born on March 8, 1958 in Normal, IL a son of Dale R. and Rosalie Sanders Giesel. He married Marti Carr on July 16, 1980 at Funks Grove in Shirley, IL. She survives. Survivors also include his children, Tegan Giesel of Bloomington; Hannah, Emily, Evan...
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Ferne E. Peters

August 7, 1916 - April 23, 2016

Ferne E. Peters, 99, of Minonk, passed away at 2:25 p.m., Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Heritage Health in Minonk.She was born August 7, 1916 in Lost Nation, IA to Peter and Cordia (Guyer) Jansen. She married Raymond S. Peters on December 31, 1940 in Lost Nation, IA. He died December 22, 1990.She was also preceded in death by her daughter Margaret and 2 brothers Kenneth and Elmer.Surviving is her...
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W. Dean Weber

April 1, 1939 - April 18, 2016

El Paso-W. Dean Weber, 77, of El Paso, IL passed away at his residence at 10:08 am on Monday, April 18, 2016.He was born on April 1, 1939 in Gridley, IL a son of Edward and Dorothy Geiger Weber. He married Barbara A. Wolf on December 27, 1959 in Benson, IL. She passed away on July 18, 2014.Surviving are his children, Renee (David) Donaldson of El Paso; David Weber of Lacon; three grandchildren,...
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Ilene Mary Porth

February 3, 1930 - April 15, 2016

Eureka - Ilene Mary Porth, 86, of Eureka, formerly of El Paso, passed away at 3:03 a.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Maple Lawn Health Care in Eureka.Her memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso with Fr. Donald Roszkowski officiating. Visitation will be from 9-11:00 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be at...
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Robert P. Rossman

March 26, 1946 - March 30, 2016

Rutland-Robert P. Rossman, 70 of Rutland, IL passed away at 9:52 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Heartland Health Care Center in Normal, IL. He was born on March 26, 1946 in Streator, IL a son of Joseph and Marjorie Meischner Rossman. He married Barbara "Barb" Klendworth on September 20, 1969 in Dana, IL. She survives.Survivors also include two sons, Mark (Kimberly) Rossman of Dana...
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Ruth C. Rinkenberger

March 7, 1935 - March 28, 2016

Gridley-Ruth C. Rinkenberger, 81, of Gridley, IL went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 28, 2016 at 1:15 am surrounded by her family at her home.She was born on March 7, 1935 in Elgin, IA a daughter of John and Ida Fischer Pulfer. She married Lynn Rinkenberger in Elgin on June 3, 1956. He preceded her in death on April 26, 2002.She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Rinkenberger and...
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Evelyn L. Montgomery

September 20, 1928 - March 18, 2016

EL Paso- Evelyn L. Montgomery, 87, of El Paso, passed away at 1:15 PM on Friday March 18, 2016 at Heritage Health Care Center in El Paso.She was born in Metamora on September 20, 1928, a daughter to Homer and Olga Allen Bridges.Surviving are her children, Cheryl Hinthorne, Perry FL, Donny Brunson, Minonk, Susan ( Randy ) Buehler, Kimberly, WI; 9 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; 2...
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Joseph Allen Ray Buis

October 2, 1997 - March 13, 2016

Joseph "Joey" Buis Minonk- Joseph Allen Ray Buis, 18, of Minonk, IL passed away at 5:30p.m. on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.Joey was born on October 2, 1997 in Streator, IL a son of John Buis and Amanda Griffin. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Amanda & John Whited of Minonk; father, John Buis of Washburn; four brothers, Ryan...
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Margaret A. Woltzen

September 13, 1926 - March 9, 2016

MINONK- Margaret A. Woltzen, 89, of Long Point, formerly of Minonk, passed away at her residence at 2:10 AM on Wednesday March 09, 2016. Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday March 12th, 2016 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk. Pastor Ed Sinclair will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9 AM-11AM at the funeral home and burial will be in Minonk Twp. Cemetery.Margaret was...
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Dorothy Petri

November 21, 1919 - March 9, 2016

Minonk- Dorothy V. Petri, 96, of Minonk, passed away at 5:50a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at Heritage Health in Minonk.She was born on November 21, 1919 in rural Gridley, IL a daughter of Bernard and Mary Kratz Reeves. She married Norbert Petri on January 14, 1950 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in El Paso. They were married for 66 years. He survives.Survivors also include two sons, Michael...
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Martha Umland

February 12, 1914 - March 4, 2016

Gridley-Martha V. Umland of Gridley, IL passed away at 1:00 am on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community in Chenoa. She was 102 years old.She was born in Gridley on February 12, 1914 to Charles and LuCinda Wilson Hoobler. She married Ervin Umland on September 2, 1939 in Gridley. He passed away on May 21, 2002.Surviving are three children, Ned (Connie) Umland of Gridley,...
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Robert Michael Barth

May 17, 1913 - March 3, 2016

Minonk-Robert Michael Barth, 102, died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 6:52 am at Heritage Manor in Minonk. He was born on May 17, 1913 in Minonk to Edward and Elizabeth Timmerman Barth. He married Roberta F. Meinhold on April 9, 1939 in Minonk. She died on June 15, 2010.Surviving are two daughters, Jeri Sue (Randy) Johnson of Minonk; JoAnn (Robert) Fichter of Evanston; grandchildren, Brian ...
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Richard Daniel Cashmer

August 22, 1922 - March 1, 2016

Secor-Richard Daniel Cashmer, 93, of Normal, IL formerly of Secor, IL passed away at 9:49 am on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at his residence. He was born on August 22, 1922 in Cornell, IL a son of Claud Ivan and Mabel Josephine Morris Cashmer. He married Margaret Faye Slauenwhite on June 2, 1945 in Barnstable, MA. She passed away in 1985. Survivors include his children, Gary Arden Cashmer of Normal,...
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Eugene L. Klendworth

August 9, 1929 - February 24, 2016

Dana- Eugene L. "Muscles" Klendworth, 86, of Dana passed away at 1:00a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at his residence. He was born on August 9, 1929 in Dana, IL a son of Dewey and Mayme ( Defenbaugh) Klendworth. He married Lila M. Leonard on April 2, 1950 in Dana, IL. She survives.Survivors also include one daughter, Connie Sue Klendworth of Minonk, IL; one son, Mark Eugene Klendworth of...
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Douglas A. Smith

October 24, 1960 - February 22, 2016

Pontiac-Douglas A. Smith, 55, of Pontiac formerly of Flanagan, IL passed away at his home at 4:55 pm on Monday, February 22, 2016 with his loving wife and family at his side.He was born on October 24, 1960 in Bloomington, IL a son of Dale E. and Dorothy R. Miller Smith. He married his high school sweetheart, Karen Chambers on April 7, 1979 in Minonk. She survives.Also surviving are his three...
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Jeanette Cleary

June 13, 1940 - February 20, 2016

El Paso-Jeanette "Jean" Cleary, 75, of rural El Paso passed away at 11:10 am on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn in Normal.Her mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in El Paso. Fr. Don Roszkowski will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9-11 am before the service at the Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso...
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John Leslie Funk

July 30, 1966 - February 19, 2016

GRIDLEY- John Leslie Funk, 49, of Gridley passed away at 1:09 PM on Friday February 19, 2016 at his residence. He had been ill with cancer.He was born July 30, 1966 in Bloomington, IL a son of S. Roy and Bertha M. Pulfer Funk.Surviving are 2 brothers, Randall R. Funk, Eureka, and Jerry L. Funk, Bloomington; 4 sisters, Rhonda J. (Larry) Bauer of Lithia, FL, Charlene F. (David) Wagenbach,...
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Kenneth L. Mool

December 25, 1955 - February 15, 2016

Panola- Kenneth L. Mool, 60, of Panola, passed away at 11:03 A.M. on Monday, February 15, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.Kenneth was born on December 25, 1955 in El Paso, IL a son of Dwain and Mary (Robenstein) Mool. He is survived by two daughters, Jessica Mool (Wes Schott) of Glasford, IL and Jacquelyne Mool (Sean Murray) of Springfield, IL; brothers, Terry (Connie) Mool and...
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Linda L. Tucker

August 1, 1943 - February 13, 2016

El Paso - Linda L. Tucker, 72, of El Paso, passed away at 12:38 am. On Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Her Celebration of Life will be from 1-4:00 pm Saturday, February 20, 2016 at Topsy's Bar & Grill in El Paso. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice. Ruestman Harris Funeral Home in El Paso is...
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Nadine Ringger

September 3, 1931 - February 7, 2016

Chenoa- Nadine Ringger, 84, of Chenoa, IL passed away at 4:38 pm on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Meadows Mennonite Home. She was born on September 3, 1931 in McDowell, IL a daughter of Justin and Ethel Garland Knopp. She married Raymond B. Ringger on October 30, 1948 in Huntington, IN. He survives.Also surviving are her children, Sandra (Tom) Neu of Naperville, IL; Carol (Byron) Stoller of...
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Marjorie A. Kettwich

October 1, 1924 - February 3, 2016

Minonk-Marjorie A. Kettwich, 91, of Minonk passed away at 5:08 am on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at OSF St. James John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac, IL.She was born on October 1, 1924 in Minonk, IL a daughter of Noble and Louise Funk Cunningham. She married Wayne F. Kettwich on January 28, 1948 in Sterling, IL. He passed away on October 29, 1991.Surviving are her children, John (Marcia...
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Florence A. Uphoff

August 19, 1923 - January 30, 2016

Hudson-Florence A. Uphoff, 92, of Hudson, IL passed away at 8:35 pm on January 30, 2016 at Heritage Healthcare in Normal, IL.She was born on August 19, 1923 in Hudson, IL a daughter of Roy and Lola Smith Hospelhorn. She married Kenneth M. Uphoff on February 11, 1945 in Hudson. He survives.Also surviving are her seven children, Pat Estes of Flanagan, IL; Roger (Carol) Uphoff of St. Louis, MO;...
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Earnestine Platt

August 5, 1920 - January 28, 2016

EL PASO- Earnestine Platt, 95, of El Paso, passed away at 12:55 PM on Thursday January 28, 2016 at Heritage Health Care Center in El Paso. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, a daughter to Ernest and Esther Cook Platt. Surviving are her daughter, Linda (Roger) Rheeling, Normal; her 2 grandchildren, Melissa (Kevin) Moran, Germantown, WI; and Jeffrey (Allegra Weiner) Rheeling, Chicago; and 4 great...
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Ruby Mae Robenstein

September 23, 1920 - January 26, 2016

Ruby Mae Robenstein, 95, of Secor, died at 1:25 p.m., Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at Roanoke Apostolic Christian Home.She was born September 23, 1920 in Benson, IL to John and Lena (Johnson) Smilie. She married David G. Robenstein on February 23, 1939 in Secor. He died on November 24, 2002 in Peoria.Ruby was also preceded in death by her daughter Bonnie Evans, 3 sisters Mable Manninga, Ruth...
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Byron L. Martin

February 11, 1946 - January 19, 2016

Gridley- Byron L. Martin, 69, of Gridley, IL passed away at 11:24 pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Hospital in Bloomington, IL. He was born on February 11, 1946 in Bloomington, IL a son of Harold R. and Laura Lydia Yergler Martin. He married Carolyn "Katie" Aberle on August 2, 1969 in Sabetha, Kansas. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Heather (Justin) Meece of...
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Annabelle M. Halberg

October 9, 1926 - January 16, 2016

Annabelle M. Halberg, 89, formerly of Dana and Minonk, passed away Saturday, January 16 at 5:15 p.m. at Advocate Bromenn Medical Center in Bloomington.Annabelle was born October 9, 1926 in Dana, the daughter of Will and Nona Antons Renken. She married Harold "Ole" Halberg on April 5, 1949 at Minonk Evangelical Lutheran Church. He died August 8, 1966. She was also preceded in death by her parents,...
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Richard Bergquist

July 31, 1939 - January 9, 2016

Richard R. Bergquist, 76, of El Paso, IL, quietly passed away at 7:16pm on January 9, 2016 at the Heartland Health Care Center, Henry, IL after a long attempt at rehabilitation from a traumatic brain injury fall. Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Saturday January 30, 2016 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Chenoa, IL with Father Carl Lo Presti officiating. Visitation will be from 5...
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Al E. Hall

March 11, 1938 - December 31, 2015

AL HALLGridley - Al E. Hall, 77, of Gridley, IL passed away at 10:35 pm on Thursday December 31, 2015 at his residence surrounded by his family.He was born on March 11, 1938 in El Paso, IL to Roscoe B. and Emily E. Haglund Hall. He married Vicki Campbell on December 27, 1959 in Gridley, IL. They divorced and he later married Pauline E. Hardman on February 7, 1976 in Lexington, IL. She passed...
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Cassandra Jolly

December 3, 1982 - December 30, 2015

Minonk-Cassandra D. "Cassie" Jolly, 33, of Minonk, IL passed away at 1:15 pm on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. She was born on December 3, 1982 in Fort Collins, CO a daughter of Gary and Pam Stansfield Jolly. Survivors include her mother, Pam of Minonk; one brother, Dustin (Ashley) Jolly of Minonk; boyfriend, Scott Sharp of Minonk; two nieces,...
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Sallie Marie Exzabe

March 17, 1943 - December 28, 2015

MINONK- Sallie Marie Exzabe, 72, of Minonk, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at 1:41 PM on Monday December 28, 2015 at her residence in Minonk.She was born in Pekin on March 17, 1943, a daughter to Charles and Mary Ellen Feaster Underwood.Surviving are her 4 children, Charles (Ashley) Underwood, Billie Stokowski, Doug White, Jenny (Kirk) Schloskey; 4 grandchildren, Heather (Jason...
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Mary E. Ringger

October 21, 1934 - December 25, 2015

HUDSON- Mary E. Ringger, 81, of Hudson, passed away at 10:20 PM on Friday December 25, 2015 at home peacefully surrounded by her family.She was born in Metamora Twp. on October 21, 1934 a daughter to Fred and Anna Weyeneth Leman.She married Fred Ringger in Roanoke on December 31, 1958. He survives.Also surviving are her children, Steven (Donna) Ringger of Gridley; Scott (Becky) Ringger of...
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Sherry Bielema

November 17, 1946 - December 11, 2015

Sherry BielemaEl Paso-Sherry Bielema, 69, of El Paso, IL passed away at 2:40p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015 at Heritage Health in El Paso. She was born on November 17, 1946 in Morrison, Il a daughter of Bud and Darlene DeVries Swanson. She married Rich Bielema on March 21, 1986 in Bloomington, IL. He survives.Survivors also include three sons, Jeff(Laura) Johnson of South...
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Betty J. Sample

May 21, 1927 - December 9, 2015

Minonk- Betty J. Sample, 88, of Minonk, IL went to meet her maker at 12:40 pm on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare in Normal, IL after a long battle with Alzheimer's. She was born on May 21, 1927 in Pana, IL a daughter of Clarence and Edna Schaffnit Strang. She married James D. Sample on March 11, 1955 in Bloomington, IL. He passed away on December 25, 2007.Betty was a loving...
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Patricia Klopfenstein

March 25, 1958 - December 4, 2015

Patricia J. Klopfenstein, 57, of Gridley, died at 9:03 a.m., Friday, December 4, 2015 at her residence. She was born March 25, 1958 in Normal, IL to Carlton J. "Carsh" and Betty (Koehl) Klopfenstein. They preceded her in death. Surviving are her two brothers Gary (Candice) Klopfenstein of Chicago and Paul Klopfenstein of Bloomington; one niece Laine Klopfenstein and one nephew Joel...
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Roger Tucker

June 25, 1928 - December 3, 2015

Roger "Bud" Tucker, 87, of Minonk, died at 4:50 p.m., Thursday, December 3, 2015 at his home following an ongoing illness. He leaves behind his wife Winnie (Snyder) Tucker of Minonk, his two sons Timothy (Marshia) Tucker of Beebe, AR and Duane Tucker of Minonk and several nieces, nephews and friends. He was born in Streator, IL, on June 25, 1928, the son of Roger and Lina (Barth) Tucker. He...
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James R. Wilkey

June 26, 1932 - October 27, 2015

SECOR- James R. Wilkey, 83, formerly of Secor, passed away at 11:50 AM on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at Maple Lawn Health Care Center in Eureka.He was born in El Paso, IL on June 26, 1932 a son of Virgil W. and Alice Irene Holt Wilkey. He married Betty Ann Remmert in Secor on November 18, 1951. She preceded him in death in 2010.Surviving are his 2 sons, Robert J. (Cathy) Wilkey, Secor; Randy L. ...
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Robert E. Finck

July 3, 1936 - October 27, 2015

SECOR- Robert E. Finck, 79, of Secor passed away at 6:59 PM on Tuesday October 27, 2015 at his residence in Secor.He was born in Streator on July 3, 1936 a son of George E. and Mabel E. Ruestman Finck. He married Sandra Loesch in St. Louis, MO on September 15, 1961. She survives.Also surviving are his children, Ron (Julie) Finck, Houston, TX; Randy (Jamie) Finck, Ancona, IL; Karen (Kevin) Evans) ...
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Harold C. Schmidtgall

September 27, 1919 - October 25, 2015

Harold C. SchmidtgallEureka- Harold C. Schmidtgall, 96, of Eureka, formerly of Gridley passed away at 4:00a.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.He was born on September 27, 1919 in Morton, IL to Otto and Mary Bauman Schmidtgall. He married Elizabeth L. Frank on May 25, 1945 in Miami Beach, FL. She preceded him in death in 1982. Later he married Ethel Elizabeth...
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Marilyn A. Schieler

March 3, 1934 - October 24, 2015

Gridley- Marilyn A. Schieler, 81, of Chenoa, IL passed away at 4:00 am on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community in Chenoa. She was born on March 3, 1934 in Gridley, IL to Walter and Julia Schifferer Schieler.Surviving are one niece, Charwin (Ted) Parker; one nephew, Glenn (Charity) Schieler both of Gridley, IL whom she was like a mother to. Also surviving...
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Evelyn Bridges

July 4, 1938 - October 17, 2015

Evelyn Bridges, 77, formerly of El Paso, passed away at 3:16 p.m. on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at McLeod Hospice House in Florence, SC. Evelyn was born on July 4, 1938 in State Line, Mississippi. She was the daughter of the late Jackson and Ella Dearman Brewer.She was a member of The Gregg Avenue Church of Christ in Florence , SC. Prior to moving to South Carolina, she was a member of The...
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Julius S. Scott, Jr.

March 17, 1933 - October 16, 2015

Julius S. "Pat" Scott, Jr., 82, of El Paso, IL passed away at 1:30 pm on Friday, October 16, 2015 at OSF St. Joseph in Bloomington.He was born on March 17, 1933 in El Paso, IL a son of Julius, Sr. and Mary Letsinger Scott. He married Ruth Ann Morris on August 6, 1960 in El Paso. She passed away on August 25, 1997. He then married Rosemary Johnson on December 20, 1999 in Branson, MO. She...
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Eileen E. Meils

October 12, 1916 - October 15, 2015

Eileen E. Meils, 99, of Minonk, IL passed away at 1:29 pm on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Heritage Health in Minonk. She was born on October 12, 1916 in Minonk a daughter of Eilert and Kathryn Knapp Kettwich. She married Donald I. Meils on October 11, 1937 in Kankakee, IL. He preceded her in death on October 25, 2012.Eileen is survived by her two children, Ray (Jeri) Meils of...
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Bernadette K. Oltman

September 14, 1926 - October 15, 2015

Bernadette Bakalar Oltman, 89, of Minonk, IL passed away at 1:25 am on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at Heritage Health in Minonk.Her funeral mass will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Minonk at 10:30 am on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. Franciscan Friars will officiate. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 5-7 pm at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk and one hour before the funeral...
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Fred Arndt

March 31, 1929 - October 10, 2015

Fred "Fritz" Arndt, 86, of Rutland, passed away at 1:44 p.m., Saturday October 10, 2015 at OSF St. Frances Medical Center in Peoria. He was born March 31, 1929 in Rutland to Henry G. and Anna F. (Stimac) Arndt. He married Martha B. Dronenberg on July 9, 1960 in Rutland. She died in 2007. He was also preceded in death by 5 brothers, Don, John, Jim, Bill, Tom and 2 sisters Anna Louise and...
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Kevin Joseph Griffin

April 9, 1984 - October 10, 2015

Rutland- Kevin Joseph Griffin, 31, of Rutland, IL passed away at 4:15p.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at his residence. He was born on April 9, 1984 in Bloomington, IL a son of John R.Riley and Linda Griffin. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Linda Griffin and Bob Roney of Rutland; one son, Dom Griffin of Wenona; one daughter, Abby Griffin of Flanagan; maternal grandmother, Fay...
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Norman Robeson

September 21, 1940 - October 5, 2015

El Paso, IL Norman Lynn Robeson, 75, went safely into the arms of Jesus on Monday, October 5, 2015 at Advocate BroMenn Hospital after a brave fight with cancer. He was born September 21, 1940 to Ray & Arlene Robeson. He married Roselyn Rae Nelson on June 16, 1961 at First Presbyterian Church, Normal, IL. He graduated from Illinois State University with major in Agriculture and minor in...
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Emily Halberg Holt

October 29, 1923 - October 2, 2015

Emily Halberg Holt, 91, formerly of Minonk, passed away at 11:15 pm on Friday night, October 2 at Bloomington Rehabilitation Center.Emily was born October 29, 1923 in Benson, the daughter of Will and Nona Antons Renken. She married Carl Halberg in Eureka on August 27, 1942 and he preceded her in death on October 13, 1966. She later married Clifford Holt in Ottawa on February 12, 1994 and was...
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MariLou Cusac

May 22, 1945 - September 27, 2015

Rutland-MariLou Cusac, 70, was lovingly received into the arms of Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 27, 2015. She died at her home in Rutland, IL surrounded by her family. MariLou accepted Christ as her Savior as a young girl, and since her leukemia diagnosis in August had been anxiously awaiting her eternal home.MariLou's childhood dream was to be a faithful wife and loving mother. She knew the...
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Cheryl Denise Armstrong

March 13, 1955 - August 28, 2015

Cheryl Denise Armstrong, 60, formerly of El Paso, IL passed away at her home in Anderson, SC on August 28, 2015.She was born on March 13, 1955 in Bloomington, IL to R. Dean and Shirley A. Stevenson. She married Thomas Armstrong on June 28, 1996 in Pekin, IL.Surviving are her children, Susan (Jeremy Michael) Reese of Las Vegas, NV; Keri (Michael) Smith of Dacusville, SC; Leslye Dowden of Houston,...
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Edna Mae Nauman

September 10, 1928 - August 23, 2015

Edna "Eddie" Mae Nauman, 86, of Springfield, IL formerly of El Paso, IL passed away at 1:45 pm on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. She was born on September 10, 1928 in El Paso, IL a daughter of Harry and Martha Seaver Malcom. She married M. Carson Nauman on September 16, 1951 at the First Baptist Church in El Paso. He passed away on October 2, 2011.Surviving are...
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Ethel L. Ficken

September 22, 1928 - August 20, 2015

Ethel L. Ficken, 86, of El Paso passed away peacefully at her home on the farm surrounded by her family at 9:30 pm on Thursday, August 20, 2015. She was born on September 22, 1928 in Panola, IL a daughter of Chasteen and Edna Fauber Major. She married Edward L. Ficken on June 16, 1951 in Las Vegas, NV. He passed away on February 22, 2004.Surviving are one daughter, Linda (Dale...
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Everett J. Gapen

October 15, 1928 - August 20, 2015

Gridley-Everett J. Gapen, 87, of Gridley passed away at 8:54 am on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at the Flanagan Rehab and Health Care Center in Flanagan, IL. He was born on October 15, 1928 in Pontiac, IL a son of Everett Sr. and Margaret Tunning Gapen. He married Dolores Raber on April 25, 1952 in Meadows, IL. She survives. Also surviving are his children, Cindy Gapen of Gridley; Greg Gapen of St...
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Richard McQuitty

April 1, 1950 - August 17, 2015

Richard Allen McQuitty, 65, of El Paso formerly of Pontiac, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Monday, August 17, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. He was born April 1, 1950 in Mattoon, Illinois to Marguerite May Strickland Lawrence (later Moore) and Leonard Andrew Lawrence and soon adopted by Allen Lavone and Pauline Frances Keel McQuitty of Pontiac, Illinois. In the 1980's he found and was...
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Forrest D. Bushert

November 13, 1934 - August 12, 2015

El Paso-Forrest D. Bushert, 80, of El Paso, IL passed away at 11:27 am on Tuesday, August 12, 2015 of natural causes at him home.In keeping with his wishes, there will be no visitation or services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rock Island High School Scholarship Fund, El Paso Music Department, or the El Paso Rescue Squad.Forrest was born on November 13, 1934 in Decatur, IL a...
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William J. Arndt

June 5, 1934 - August 1, 2015

William J. "Bill" Arndt, 81, of Rutland, IL passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minonk.He was born June 5, 1934 in Rutland, IL a son of Henry and Anna Stimac Arndt . He married Harriet Thommen on June 8, 1963 in La Salle, IL. She survives.Also surviving are three daughters, Yvonne (Sam) Rich of Rutland; Jacque Hillenburg of Sun City,...
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K. Joanne McWilliams

October 25, 1929 - July 28, 2015

El Paso- K. Joanne McWilliams, 85, of El Paso, IL passed away at 11:42 pm on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. She was born on October 25, 1929 in El Paso, IL a daughter of James and Louise Rien Everett. She married Lyle R. McWilliams on November 30, 1947 at the El Paso United Methodist Church. He survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Mary...
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Jacob Colmone

February 4, 1993 - July 20, 2015

El Paso- Jacob A. Colmone, 22, of El Paso, IL passed away at 4:30 pm on Monday, July 20, 2015 as the result of a car accident. He was born on February 4, 1993 in Normal, IL a son of Kenneth and Anita Colmone. He is survived by his parents of El Paso; one brother Kyle Colmone at home; paternal grandparents Frank and Barb Colmone of Spring Valley, IL; maternal grandparents...
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Greg Morris

March 7, 1966 - July 16, 2015

Greg Morris, 49 of El Paso, IL and formerly of Eureka IL, passed away suddenly at 9 AM, Thursday July 16, 2015 in Tinley Park, IL, while on a business trip. Cremation has been accorded. Visitation and a Celebration of Life Service will be Tuesday, July 21, 2015, from 4-7 PM with Service starting at 7 PM and a Fellowship Meal following at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso, IL. Pastor Corry...
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Ellen Rose Allen

July 31, 1927 - July 9, 2015

Minonk - Ellen Rose Allen, 87 of Minonk, passed away at 4:38 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at OSF St. James Medical Center in Pontiac. Her funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 at Ruestman Harris Funeral Home, Minonk with Rev. Donna Baker officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Monday. Interment will be at Olio...
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Dorathy Armstrong

May 14, 1922 - July 6, 2015

El Paso-Dorathy Ann Armstrong, 93, of El Paso, died Monday, July 6, 2015 at Heritage Health in El Paso.Dorathy was born to Elisa and Harry Peters. She married Lyle E. Armstrong in 1946. Surviving are two daughters, Vickie (Gordon) Hampton of Lubbock, TX; Rebecca (Ron) Porth of El Paso; four grandchildren, Rob Hampton of Green Bay, WI; Keri (Drew) Rush of El Paso, IL; Jamie (Aaron) Gentry of...
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