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Thursday, August 11, 1938 - Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Shirley A. Paternoster, 74 of Pontiac, died on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 12:50 PM at the Good Samaritan Home of Pontiac.

 

Her funeral will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 6:00PM at the First Lutheran Church, Pontiac with Rev. Dieter Punt officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded after services and a burial of ashes will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 1:00PM at South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, IL. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00-6:00PM at the church. Memorials in Shirley’s name may be made to First Lutheran Church or Good Samaritan Home, Pontiac. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

 

Shirley was born on August 11, 1938 in Saunemin, IL., a daughter of George and Marie (Richter) Dehm. She married Raymond D. Paternoster on August 28, 1960 in Pontiac, IL. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1997. Shirley is survived by one son: Paul (Shelley) Paternoster of Chenoa, IL., one daughter: Angelica (Jeffery) Hall of Pontiac. Two grandchildren: Matthew Paternoster and Dieter Hall; two step grandchildren: Mitchell and Kristin Prezise, one brother: Arnold Dehm of Ravenswood, West VA. And one sister: Ruth Hoge of Wenona, IL. Shirley was preceded in death by one granddaughter: Rachel Hall, two brothers: Raymond and Harold Dehm and one sister Evelyn Sewell.

 

Shirley was a 1956 graduate of Saunemin High School. She had been employed at the Telephone Company, Morton Printing, Daily Leader, Pontiac Haven and Good Samaritan Home, Pontiac as a receptionist. She also was a bartender at the former Pontiac Moose Lodge and the Green Parrot. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church-Pontiac and a lifetime member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary.

 

Shirley loved playing bingo and cards and putting puzzles together and made sure her kids and grandchildren had the best of everything.

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Friday, October 15, 1915 - Saturday, April 27, 2013

Leola M. Weaver, 97, of Gilman, formerly of Chatsworth, passed away at 3:05 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Gilman Health Care Center.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to her family.

Leola was born October 15, 1915 in Varna, Illinois a daughter of Charles and Pearl (Dorff) Salisbury. She married Stanley Weaver in Ottawa on September 11, 1934. He passed away September 27, 1971.

She is survived by her two sons: Glenn (Pearl) Weaver of Dayton, OH and Robert (Bobbie) Weaver of Gardner, KS; two foster children: Robert and Eddie Stevens; her grandchildren: Melissa (John) Edwards, Matt Weaver, Becky (Patrick Saverino) Weaver, Brittany Ellerbrook, Garin Weaver, Cedar Weaver, and John Ellerbrook; her great grandchildren: Lauren and Kaleb Edwards, Ryder Ellerbrook, and Khloe Saverino; and one sister: Virginia Brewer. Leola was preceded in death by her grandson: Michael Weaver; and many siblings.

Leola loved animals and collecting many things. She was a garage sale enthusiast.

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Wednesday, July 29, 1931 - Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Arthur L. “Butch” Hack, 81 of Pontiac, formerly of Cullom, passed away at 3:12 PM, Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at his residence.
 
His Funeral will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday April 27, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom, with Rev. Trudy Foote officiating. There will a visitation on Saturday from 10:00 am until time of services at the church. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery, Cullom, with full military rites by Skinner- Trost American Legion Post 122. Memorials in his name may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom is handling the arrangements.
 
Butch was born, the youngest of five, on a farm near Cullom,IL., on July 29, 1931 to William E. and Grace (Warthen) Hack. He Married Mary L. Flessner on June 8, 1952 in Cullom, Illinois.
 
He is survived by his wife Mary of Pontiac, one son Larry (Kim) Hack of Cullom two grandchildren: Nathan Hack and Nina (Jason O’Brien) Hack and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, four brothers: Verle, William F., Marvin “Toad”, Laurence “Dud”. 
 
Butch graduated from Cullom High School in 1949, then attended Gallaghers Business School. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, lifelong member of Skinner- Trost American Legion Post 122 where is served as past commander, Adjutant and Service Officer. He was Past Commander of Livingston County Legion and a lifetime member of the Pontiac VFW Post # 886 and member of Pontiac Elks Lodge.  Butch served as a board member of the Vermilion Valley River Drainage Commission and Mona Township Drainage Commission. Butch was a member and past board member of Ford County Farm Bureau. He was named a Progressive Farmer in 1966. He loved His family and friends. He loved farming and the land that he farmed. Butch enjoyed gardening, golf, entertaining friends and was an avid cook. For the last 22 years Butch and Mary spent the winters in Arizona, where they made many friends.
 

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Wednesday, June 3, 1925 - Sunday, April 21, 2013

 

Lois June Reinmann, 87 of Pontiac, IL, died on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2:02 AM at the ASTA Care Center of Pontiac.

 

Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Pontiac, with Rev. George Russell officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the hour of service, Wednesday at the church. Burial will be held at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Streator. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is in charge of arrangements. Memorials in Lois’ name may be left to the First Baptist Church of Pontiac or the ASTA Care Center of Pontiac.

 

Lois was born on June 3, 1925 in Streator, IL a daughter of Arthur and Geraldine (Phillips) Swanson. She married Raymond Reinmann on November 4, 1950 in Springfield, TN. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1978.

 

She is survived by one daughter: Terri (Gene) Miller of Fairbury, IL; two granddaughters: Kristin (Brian Peterson) Miller of Bloomington, IL and Laura (Andy) Streid of Pontiac, IL; her sister: Dorothy Smathers of Rochester, NY and two nieces: Sharynne (Steve) Burns and Debra Wood both of Rochester, NY. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

 

Mrs. Reinmann graduated from Streator High School in 1944. She attended beauty school and became a hairdresser in Chicago and Streator. Later she had worked at Johnson Press in Pontiac. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pontiac, where she was involved in the Dorcas and Esther Circles. She enjoyed traveling. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

 

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Tuesday, September 23, 1924 - Sunday, April 21, 2013

Gloria Hope (Bogdanske) Volkman died at 2:30 AM on April 21, 2013 at the ASTA Care Center of Pontiac.

 

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 11:00 AM at the First Lutheran Church of Pontiac, with Pastor Heidi Punt officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the hour of service, Tuesday at the church. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be held at Bethania Cemetery in Justice, IL.

 

Gloria was born September 23, 1924, in Chicago, to Walter and Mabel (Donisch) Bogdanske. She grew up in Chicago and was confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in 1938 and graduated from Kelly High School in 1942. She married Howard W. Volkman August 30, 1947, at Peace Lutheran Church in Chicago. She and Howard were active members and volunteers at Peace, where they participated in Bible studies, Altar Guild, the Ushers Club and numerous other activities.

 

Gloria is survived by her sisters-in-law: Mildred Hasner of Glendale, AZ, and Elaine Boden of Pontiac, IL; four nephews, Russell (Cindy) Ziervogel of Iowa, Gary Richards of Glendale, AZ, Mark “Boris” (Kimberly) Boden of Pontiac, IL and Christopher (Natalie) Boden of Tinley Park, IL.; one niece, Janet Boden of Chicago; one great nephew, Ryan Boden of Tinley Park; and two great nieces, Chloe Boden of Pontiac and Rachel Boden of Tinley Park.

 

Gloria was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Howard; her parents and her brother, Walter “Wal” Boden.

 

In lieu of flowers or memorials, please remember Gloria by saying a kind word to someone today.

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Wednesday, September 18, 1929 - Saturday, April 20, 2013

Aldine Donley, 83, of Emington, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family at 12:47 pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Campus with Father Ronald Dodd officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 pm on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall in Cullom. Burial will follow services at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Campus. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom is handling arrangements for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the OSF Hospice. 

Aldine was born September 18, 1929 in Pontiac, IL a daughter of Orva and Lauretta (Lamb) Earing. She married Roger Donley on October 24, 1953 in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Campus. He passed away on December 7, 2006.

She is survived by two sons: Marlin (Janette) Donley of rural Emington and Galen ( Linnea) Donley of Cullom; four daughters, Glenda (Thom) Smith, Minooka; Dana (Tom) Maggio, Rockford; Alison (John) Burchardt, Shorewood; and Gail (Michael) Contreras, Katy, TX; eighteen grandchildren: Adam and Anna Smith, Audrey (Billy Woods) Donley, Alan (Theresa) Donley, Kyle (Jen) Donley, Kara (Randall) Stork, Justin (Jackie) Donley, Angela (Scott) Teske, Jacob (Fiancé Stephanie) Donley, Jared (Kiley) Donley, Andrew (Danielle) Donley, Tyler Maggio, Samantha and Johanna Burchardt, Kaleb, Lauren, Ethan and Michael Contreras; eighteen great grandchildren: Helena and Mitchell Woods, Stella and Henry Donley, Nolan and Colin Donley, Liliana Stork, Emma, Conor, and Liam Donley, Brianna Wurl, Caitlin Teske, Parker and Blake Mashburn, Tanner and Addisyn Donley, Alexis and Wade Donley, and two more expected in 2013; numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, with a very special sister-in-law: Cherilyn Harvey of Conroe, TX; and numerous cousins.

She served as an election judge for forty-seven years and was a faithful member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Campus.

Aldine loved caring for and spending time with her family. Her children and grandchildren were everything to her. She enjoyed helping her sons on the farm wherever she could. Aldine prided herself on always having a container of delicious homemade cookies on the counter for anyone who stopped by.

She was a loving wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, sister-in-law, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Sunday, January 23, 1949 - Saturday, April 20, 2013

Russell Ray Heald, 64, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 2:15 am on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatsworth with Pastor Tom Krieger officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Full military rites will be accorded at the Walter Clemons American Legion Post 613 in Chatsworth following services. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Walter Clemons American Legion Post 613, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family.

Russell was born January 23, 1949 in Springfield, IL a son of Russell Ray Sr. and Wilhelmean (Bork) Heald. He married Susan Perring on June 25, 1982 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his wife: Susan Heald of Chatsworth, IL; his son: Justin (Lisa) Heald of Chatsworth, IL; two stepsons: Scott (Hannah) Schuette of Pittsburgh, PA and Cory (Joy) Schuette of Alton, IL; five grandsons: Blake, Dylan, Cameron, Paul James, and Asa; one granddaughter: Willa; one sister: Pam (Norman) Grimsley of Aroma Park, IL; one brother-in-law: David Norvell of Thawville, IL; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister: Sharon Norvell.

Russell served his country in the United States Army from 1969-1975 and attained the rank of SP4 and was stationed in Europe where he was a tank operator. He was a member of the Walter Clemons American Legion Post 613 in Chatsworth and a member of the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chatsworth.

He attended the Chatsworth Schools. Russell worked as a mill operator for seventeen years at PTC Alliance in Fairbury. He also worked as a truck driver for a number of years.

Russell’s most important thing in his life was his family. He did enjoy motorcycling, music, and living life to its fullest. He always kept his friends close and was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Sunday, November 11, 1923 - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Arthur E. Riebe, 89, of rural Kempton, passed away at 3:50 am on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth, IL.

 

His funeral will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom with Rev. Trudy Foote officiating.  Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the Church. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom is handling the arrangements. Memorials in Arthur’s name may be left to St. John’s Lutheran Church Pipe Organ fund or Cullom Fire & EMS.

 

Arthur was born on November 11, 1923 at the family farm in rural Kempton,  a son of John H. and  Alice E. (Essington) Riebe.

 

Surviving are two sisters-in-law. Evelyn Riebe of Cullom,IL. and Dorothy Riebe of Clifton,IL. and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his Parents, sisters: Elaine VanDoren and Clara Fulton, brothers:  Elmer Riebe, John Riebe, Charles Riebe and Lowell Riebe.

 

Arthur Graduated from Cullom High School in 1941 and was a lifelong farmer, he loved to drink coffee and visit with his neighbors. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Farm Bureau

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Tuesday, April 6, 1915 - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

 

Edwin L. “Les” Amidon, 98 of Pontiac, IL died on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 12:51 AM at the ASTA Care Center of Pontiac.

 

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul Cemetery in Odell, with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is handling the arrangements. Memorials in Les’ name may be left to the American Cancer Society, the ASTA Care Center of Pontiac or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Les was born on April 6, 1915 in Herscher, IL a son of Edwin and Charlotte (Vollmar) Amidon. He married R. Yvonne Kaiser; she preceded him in death on June 21, 1996.

 

He is survived by two children: Donald (Bonnie) Amidon of California City, California and Janet Amidon of Peoria, IL and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son: David Amidon; one brother: Olin Amidon and one sister: Esther Cottrell.

 

Mr. Amidon graduated from Dwight Township High School. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII, being stationed on Kodiak Island in Alaska. He owned and operated  Amidon Refrigeration and Air Conditioning in Pontiac. Les enjoyed woodworking and small metal working.

 

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Friday, July 3, 1925 - Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Harold Hornickel, 87, of rural Chatsworth, passed away at 9:34 am on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Gibson Area Hospital.

His funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth with Father BK Tran officiating. A Christian burial will be at the Germanville Township Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth and an hour prior to the service on Saturday.   Memorials may be made to SELCAS in Fairbury, IL or Livingston County Humane Society, 21179 N. 1358 E. Road, Pontiac, IL.

Harold was born on July 3, 1925 at home in Chatsworth, IL to Augustus and Mae (Smith) Hornickel. He married Regina Swanick on April 19, 1947 and were married for nearly sixty-six years. She survives.

Also, surviving are sons: Jim (Bev) of Normal, Dennis (Gayle) and David (Ann Hanson, special friend) all of Chatsworth; one daughter: Rosemarie (Steve) Umland in Champaign; nine granddaughters: Emily (Jay) Fleischmann of Turlock CA, Trisha Hornickel (Fiance Neal Murphy) of Tokyo, Japan, Abby (Michael) Bradley of Dallas, TX, Stephanie (Mike) Doss of Heyworth, Mandi Hornickel of Chicago, Lindsey Hornickel (Scott Hay) of Clinton, Jessica Hornickel of Maroa, Bethany (John) Chilsted, Brittany Myers, all of Bloomington; 4 great-grandchildren: Shafer and Harper Fleischmann, Adam Doss, and Bianca Hay; brothers: W. Neil, (Pat) of Chatsworth, Dale Francis of River Grove; one sister: Maxine Zorn of Fairbury.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law: Clair Zorn.

He served Germanville Township for a total of 32 years with the last 16 years as supervisor. After high school, he worked at Caterpillar in Peoria for one winter. He devoted his life to his family and farming in the Germanville area since 1943. He left behind his buddy, Blackie, his cat.

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