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Thursday, January 6, 1927 - Friday, September 9, 2016

Herbert B. “Gus” Lebo, 89 of Pontiac, IL., died Friday, September 9, 2016 at 7:06AM at the home of his daughter in Bloomington, IL.

 

His funeral will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:00AM at St. Mary’s Church, Pontiac with Rev. David Sabel officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded after services and inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00PM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. Memorials in Herb’s name may be made to St. Mary’s Church,Pontiac.

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Herb was born on January 6, 1927 in Pontiac, IL., a son of Frank and Julia (Hatala) Lebo.  He married June Frerichs in October of 1954.  He later married Betty Spray in November of 1985.  Survivors include: one daughter: Marsha (Rick) Carlson of Bloomington, IL.; one son: Gary Lebo of Pardeeville, WI; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Herb was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters: Leo, Leona, Robert, Lena, Richard, Evelyn, Betty and Eugene.

 

Herb was a member of St. Mary’s Church-Pontiac, IL. He was employed at RR Donnelley (formerly Morton Printing) for 42 years as a pressman and stripper until his retirement. After retiring, he continued working at Wolf Creek Golf Course until 2011. He proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1944-1950. He was a member of the LST 172 serving on the USS Norton Sound AV-11 and USS BoxerCV21 in the South Pacific and the NAS in Pensacola , FL. and received 6 service medals.

 

He was a true outdoors man and was known to many as the “Critter Gitter”. Since a young boy and continuing through the summer of 2015 he enjoyed fishing, hunting, trapping, metal detecting coins, finding Indian artifacts/arrowheads and golfing. He had five holes-in-one, two at the Elks Club and three at Wolf Creek, and still holds the record for seniors at Wolf Creek, scoring a 72 at the age of 72.

 

Herb was a very direct individual and one never had to guess what was on his mind. He wore his many emotions on his shoulders. At times he was grumpy, angry, and impatient, yet at other times, he was thoughtful, funny, sensitive and even emotional to the point of tears. He loved nature, children and enjoyed making people laugh with his love of storytelling. And many stories did he have. He would strike up a conversation with anyone, and always wanted the last word. He loved life and he definitely lived his life in color.

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Sunday, November 5, 2000 - Monday, September 5, 2016

Lynse Nicole Stokes, 15, of Chenoa, IL., died Monday, September 5, 2016 at 11:57 am at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

Her funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Chenoa United Methodist Church with Pastors Deb Honegger and Janeen Tronc officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Rural Pontiac, IL following the services. Memorial contributions in honor of Lynse may be made to the family.

Lynse was born on November 5, 2000 in Pontiac, IL, a daughter of Kenneth and Shana (Caton) Stokes.

She is survived by her mother: Shana (Dan) Stokes Kridner of Chenoa, IL; paternal grandparents: Dale and Letitia Stokes of Graymont, Illinois; her siblings: Cassandra Stokes of Chenoa, IL, Paul and Tom Kridner both of Pontiac, IL, Allysa Stokes of Graymont, IL, Trafton, Brayden, and Bryce Kridner all of Chenoa, IL; aunts and uncles: Crystal (Jamie) Tellor of Pomona, IL, Dana (Chris) Kelley of Tacoma, WA, Brenda (Dale) Schott of Blackstone, IL, and Scott (Brandi) Willer of Bettendorf, IA; step grandparents: Dale and Bonnie Kridner of Chenoa, IL; maternal grandmother: Darla Caton of Murphysboro, IL; maternal great grandfather: Earl Caton of Ava, IL; paternal great grandmother: Agnes Stokes of Cullom, IL; many cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by her father and brother: Daniel Kridner, Jr.

Lynse was a sophomore at Prairie Central High School where she excelled at helping and mentoring others. Whether it was band, choir, or math, she was there to lend a helping hand, a true mother hen and asset to the school and her family that she loved so dearly. She enjoyed helping at her grandma’s business Marchelloni’s in Pontiac.

She was a loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin, and friend who will be greatly missed.

Jose and Lynse made everyone remember what love is supposed to be-Honest, Protective, Sweet, Innocent, All in!  As adults we think they are too young, they don't know! We believe they did! Jose loved her truly, the best boyfriend/best friend. Lynse loved him truly, the best girlfriend/best friend. They were inseparable in love, disagreements, work, play, life and death. We know that anyone that knew these two, saw them together, or were lucky enough to be in their circle, were the truly blessed! We could all learn “adulting” from these two. Even in their break up, there was none of the torrid feelings that usually come with that. They embraced life and we have to believe death. This is truly the greatest loss and gain-That we remember to love and honor one another, even in our mistakes because tomorrow is never-ever Promised! No matter how cautious or carefree there is no guarantee. God is their guardian now. May they rest in peace and know how much they are loved and missed!

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Thursday, March 18, 1999 - Sunday, September 4, 2016

Jose Carlos Baeza-Padilla, 17, of Meadows, formerly of Pontiac, IL passed away at 9:25 pm on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in Pontiac, IL.

His funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Chenoa United Methodist Church with Pastors Deb Honegger and Janeen Tronc officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, September 9, 2016 at the church. According to the family’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following services on Saturday, graveside services will be held at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery in Rural Pontiac, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to American Breast Cancer Foundation.

Jose was born March 18, 1999 in Ottawa, IL a son of Mario Baeza and Taye (Padilla) Miget.

He is survived by his parents: Mario (Rosa) Baeza of Fort Wayne, IN and Taye (Ron) Miget of Meadows, IL; his paternal family: two brothers: Mario and Diego; two uncles: Jose and his two children: Jose Antonio and Diana, Uncle Ernesto and his three children: Christopher, Mateo, Fernanda; Paternal Grandmother: Margerita Granados; and aunt Maria Delos Angeles; his maternal family: aunts and uncles: Dawn (Tony) Moore, Babs (John) Austin, Debra (Gary) Wissen, Jeff (Marsha) Wachowski, and Paul (Jan) Wachoswski; step grandma: Marcella Miget; great aunts: Sharon Steffy and Suzanne (Bob) Kovalcik; two brothers: Seth and Gavin Padilla; two step brothers: Ryan (Heather) Williams and Jeremy Miget; and step aunt and uncle: Bev (John) Wohlrab. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather: Jose Baeza; maternal grandmother: Carol Ann “NaNa” Padilla and one uncle: Scott Wachowski.

Jose attended Pontiac Township High School through his sophomore year, he was a senior at Prairie Central High School. He worked for Marchelloni’s in Pontiac where he was commended for his good strong work ethic. He also was praised for his integrity, honor, and effort that he gave at school, football, wrestling, track, cross country, and friendships. He and Lynse Stokes were always together, friends forever.

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Friday, October 6, 1922 - Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Erma R. Schott, 93, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 9:40 pm on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at First Lutheran Church in Pontiac with Rev. Dr. Richard Riley officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac. Burial will follow services on Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Rural Pontiac. Memorial contributions may be made to the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Erma was born October 6, 1922 in Secor, IL a daughter of Samuel and Clara (Gieselman) Cooper. She married Donald C. Schott on November 29, 1942 in Pontiac, IL. He passed away in March of 1997.

She is survived by her daughters: Donna (Jerry) Burnside, Debbie (Dave) Lopeman, and Dee Dee (Dave) Tarmann all of Pontiac, IL; special niece who was raised by Donald and Erma: Cindy Ramsey of Pontiac, IL; her grandchildren: Steven Burnside, Jennifer Grieff, Melissa Pina’, Benjamin Tarmann, Julie Rapp, Caitlin Taylor, Kristin Teeples, Keli Ryva, and Kimberly Douglass; two step-grandchildren: Todd Lopeman and Teri Cortese; 18 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Erma was a supervisor at Nationwide Glove, having worked there for over 30 years. She was a self-taught seamstress and sewer. Erma was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Pontiac, IL.

She enjoyed volunteering at Pontiac Healthcare and Rehab (Formerly Asta Care) and also at Lincoln Elementary in Pontiac where she participated in the Grandparents Ready Program. Erma loved her family, spending time with her grandchildren, and babysitting them. She also enjoyed playing euchre and sewing.

Erma was a loving mom, grandma, great grandma, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Saturday, July 24, 1948 - Thursday, August 25, 2016

Gerald W. “Wayne” Short, 68 of Pontiac, IL., died Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 4:45AM at his residence.

 

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:00PM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. A visitation will be held from 11:00AM until the hour of services at the funeral home. Full military rites will be accorded following the services. Memorials in Wayne’s name may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Pontiac.

 

Wayne was born on July 27, 1948 in Lafayette, IN, a son of Phillip and Ethel (Marnitz) Short.  He married Janet Myers on November 14, 1998 in Pontiac, IL.  She survives in Pontiac, IL., also surviving are two sons: Vincent Short of Cayuga, IN. and Kyle (Heather) Short of St. Charles, MO.; two daughters: Nicole Short of Hanover, IN. and Jessi Myers of Pontiac, IL.; six grandchildren: Dylan Short, Blake Parker, Ella Short, Landon Short, Audrey Sutton and Adriann Sutton   Wayne was preceded in death by his Parents and one brother in law: David Rogers.

 

Wayne was a graduate of Limestone High School in Bartonville, IL.  He was a truck driver for over 40 years and was last employed at RJR Transportation in El Paso, IL. Wayne served our country in the US Army from 1964-1966 stationed in Germany. He was a former member of the Pontiac Masonic Lodge.

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Tuesday, September 7, 1920 - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Ruby I. Lloyd, 95 of Pontiac, IL., died Tuesday August 23, 2016 at 3:50PM at Pontiac Healthcare & Rehab Center, Pontiac, IL.

 

Her funeral will be held on Monday August 29, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at the First Baptist Church, Pontiac with Rev. James O. Wolfe III officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, rural Pontiac.  A visitation will be held from 10:00AM until the hour of services at the church on Monday.  Memorials in Ruby’s name may be made to the First Baptist Church.  Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. is handling the arrangements.

 

Ruby was born on September 7, 1920 in Wayne County, IL., a daughter of Clyde and Florence M. (Forth) Richardson.  She married Dana L. Lloyd on June 22, 1941 in Pontiac, IL.  He preceded her in death on August 9, 1989.  She is survived by her children: Marcia Hintz of Marquette Heights, IL.; Terry (Jim) Cottrell of Clifton, CO.; Dan (Patty) Lloyd of Pontiac, IL.; Paula (Camp) Grinnan of Farmington, New Mexico and Randy Lloyd of Pontiac, IL.; ten grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; one daughter in law: Linda Lloyd of Pontiac, IL. one niece: Connie Widguer of Crown Point, IN and one nephew: Paul Smith of Indianapolis, IN. Ruby was preceded in death by one son: Ronald Lloyd, one grandson: Todd and two sisters.

 

Ruby was educated in Chenoa schools and graduated from University of Beauty School in Bloomington.  She was a clerk at Chapman Cleaners in Pontiac for several years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church-Pontiac and Esther Circle of the church, Legion Auxiliary and the former Lioness Club.

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Sunday, July 1, 1934 - Tuesday, August 23, 2016

John Roger Wilson, 82, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 8:46 am on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday August 30, 2016 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pontiac with Revs. Richard Jumper and Jerry Backus officiating. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Monday August 29, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac. Burial will follow services at Memorial Park Cemetery in rural Pontiac, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church or A Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac is handling the arrangements.

John was born July 1, 1934 in Chenoa, IL a son of Roscoe and Zona E. (Wade) Wilson. He married Mary E. Powell on December 14, 1958 in Pontiac, IL. She passed away on August 14, 2000.

He is survived by one son: J. Michael Wilson of Pontiac, IL; on grandson: Levi Wyatt Scheurich-Wilson of Paxton; several Brothers-in-Law and Sisters-in-law: several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son: Robert E. Wilson; two sisters: Zilthia Lund and Lois Carlson; two brothers: Quinton Wilson and Boyd Wilson.

John graduated Chenoa High School. He worked for Johnson Press as a printer.

He was very active in the Boy Scouts of America W.D. Boyce Council as a Cubmaster, Weblos Leader, Committee of Chairman of Pac 76-Pontiac, Cub Daycamp Director for nine years. He received “Woodbadge” District Award of Merit, “Silver Beaver” highest possible in the Council, “Scouters Key”, and various other training awards.

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Tuesday, December 30, 1930 - Sunday, August 14, 2016

Donna Joanne Huber, 85, of Fairbury, IL passed away at 6:50 am on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community in Fairbury, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Apostolic Christian Church, Fairbury, with ministers of the church officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest and from 9-9:45 am on Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow services in the Fairbury Apostolic Christian Cemetery on Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Haven Retirement Community or the Salvation Army.

Donna Joanne was born December 27, 1930 in Strawn, IL a daughter of Charles and Flossie (Sheppard) Kuntz. She married Jesse Richard Huber on January 30, 1954 in Fairbury, IL. He passed away on January 9, 2011.

She is survived by two sons; Richard (Dawn) Huber and Keith (Susan) Huber, both of Fairbury, two daughters; Christa (Verle) Sauder, Hancock, MN, Ann (Keven) Hofstetter, Washington, IL; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-three great grandchildren; one brother: Dale (Helen) Kuntz of Pekin, IL; and one sister-in-law: Donna Kuntz of Morton, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, one brother: Donald Kuntz; and one sister: Doris Shilts.

Donna Joanne was a 1948 graduate of Strawn High School. She did clerical work, owning and operating J.R. Electric together with her husband, Jesse, from 1972- 1993.

She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Fairbury since 1957. 

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Monday, May 22, 1933 - Sunday, August 7, 2016

Dolores Elaine (Hornickel) Seggerman, 83 of Pontiac, IL. died Sunday August 7, 2016 at 6:15PM at Pontiac Healthcare and Rehab Center, Pontiac, IL.

 

Her funeral will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016 at 10:30AM at the First Lutheran Church, Pontiac, IL. with Rev. Dr. Richard Riley officiating. Burial will be in South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, IL. A visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00-6:00PM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL. Memorials in Dolores’s name may be made to First Lutheran Church or a preferred cancer charity of the donor’s choice.

 

Dolores was born on May 22, 1933 in Strawn, IL., a daughter of Robert P. and Anna (Branz) Hornickel. She married Allen D. Seggerman on June 24, 1956 in Pontiac, IL. He preceded her in death on January 13, 2015. Survivors include: four children: Jacqui (Terry) Walker of Camp, AR , Allen Seggerman Jr. of Pontiac, IL., Karen (Jim Malless) Seggerman of Lakeland, FL. and Robert (Amber Seba) Seggerman of Chicago, IL.; one grandson: Jackson Seggerman; one sister: Geraldine (Hornickel) Kietzman of Gibson City, IL.; two sisters in law: Vivian Hornickel of Gibson City, IL. and Judith Hornickel of LaSalle, IL. Dolores was preceded in death by four brothers: Robert, Virgil “Jack”, Merle and Ray Hornickel; three sisters: Eldeen Hornickel, Arlene Hornickel and Lorrain Francisco.

 

Dolores was a 1951 graduate of Pontiac Township High School. She was Occupancy Director for 19 years for the Livingston County Housing Authority retiring in 2000. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church-Pontiac, IL. where she sang in the choir, served on the altar guild, was a member of the church council and served in many other capacities at the church over the years. Dolores was an avid golfer. She was active in the Pontiac Business and Professional Women and the Pontiac Women’s Club. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi, a non-academic sorority, and actively participated in class reunion planning for the Pontiac Township High School Class of 1951.

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Sunday, July 10, 1938 - Sunday, August 7, 2016

Rochelle Ann Hoelscher, 78 of Chatsworth, IL, died Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 6:12AM at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal, IL.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11:00AM at Chatsworth United Methodist Church with Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating.  Burial will be in the Chatsworth-Charlotte Cemetery, Chatsworth, IL.  A visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00-7:00PM at the church and one hour prior to services on Saturday.  

Rochelle was born on July 10, 1938 in Cropsey, IL, a daughter of Maxwell and Bernice (Huppert) Conger.  She married William Hoelscher on August 12, 1956 in Fairbury, IL.  He preceded her in death on January 20, 2007.  Survivors include:  two daughters: Vicki (Norman) Michael of Bloomington, IL and Michelle (Durand) Dressel of Chatsworth, IL; one son: Paul (Karen) Hoelscher of Northbrook, IL; five grandchildren: Collin Maplethorpe, Brett, Ross and Luke Hoelscher and Daniel Dressel;  one brother: Howard (Darlene) Bess of Palmer AK; two brother in laws: Ben Gerber of Billings, MT and Delmar (Mary Ann) Hoelscher of Chatsworth, IL; one sister in law: Angela Bess of Montgomery, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a special family friend: Kim Weller Russell of Mattoon, IL.  Rochelle was preceded in death by: her parents; her step-father: Ernest Bess; two brothers: Willard and Ray Bess; and four sisters: Wilma Bess, Eula Mae Veatch, Lois Gerber and Evelyn Convis.

Rochelle was a 1956 graduate of Fairbury-Cropsey High School.  She was employed at Greenbriar Nursing Home in Piper City, IL for 27 years as a Supervisor in Housekeeping. Rochelle was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist for over 60 years and was a member of the Bloomington-Normal Emmaus and Great Banquet.  She was the director of the Chatsworth Food Pantry for more than 20 years and a member of the Chatsworth Jr. Women’s Club.  Rochelle loved camping and did it for over 40 years.

Memorials in Rochelle’s name may be made to the Chatsworth Food Pantry, c/o of Chatsworth United Methodist Church, or the American Heart Association.  Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth is handling the arrangements.

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