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Saturday, January 21, 1933 - Friday, September 16, 2016

Marian Joyce Rasmussen, 83, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 9:15 pm on Friday September 16, 2016 at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Wednesday,  September 21, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac  with visitation from 1:00 pm until the time of the service. Burial will be at South Side Cemetery in Pontiac, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to Livingston County Humane Society or First United Methodist Church in Pontiac.
Marian was born January 21, 1933 in Pontiac, IL daughter of Ralph and Aldeane (Ryerson) Rasmussen.
She is survived by three nieces: Penny Edington, Susan Bongen, and Sheryl Buche; three nephews: Greg, Marshall, and Donald Rasmussen; and many great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Jarlath and Clayton , and Ralph Rasmussen
Marian was educated in the Pontiac schools. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pontiac and the Livingston County Humane Society. She worked in the dining room at Evenglow Lodge for 30 years .

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Tuesday, August 7, 1928 - Friday, September 16, 2016

Delores C. Kammermann, 88, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 9:55 pm on September 16, 2016 at Pontiac Healthcare and Rehab.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac, IL with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the funeral home . Burial will take place at Forrest Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in Pontiac, IL or Pontiac Healthcare and Rehab Activities Fund.

Delores was born in August 7, 1928 in Flanagan, IL a daughter of Fred A. and Ada (Punke) Wiechman. She married Clarence “Ed” Edward Kammermann on December 5, 1954 in Pontiac, IL. He passed away March 31, 2006.

She is survived by one son: Edward (Linda) Kammermann of Pontiac, IL; four daughters: AdaLee Potts, Colleen (Charles) Molton, Donna Kammermann and Rebecca Kammermann all of Pontiac, IL; seven grandchildren: Laura Potts (Nick Cowser), Clifton Potts (Stefany Kohn), Patrick (Rebecca) Molton, Ryne (Ashley) Holzhauer, Samantha Holzhauer, Wendy Rutherford, and Brenda (Shane) Stapp; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother: Melvin “Bud” Wiechman.

Delores was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and planting flowers. Most of all, she loved spending time with the grandchildren.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church for over 50 years.

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Wednesday, February 24, 1943 - Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Betty Irene Jepsen Franklin, 73, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 11:56 am on September 13, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth with Pastor Brian King officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Saturday. According to the family’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to S.E.L.C.A.S.

Betty was born February 24, 1943 in Bloomington, IL a daughter of William and Rose (Filliponi) Jepsen. She married Lewis Franklin and he survives in Chatsworth, IL.

Also surviving are her children: Cathy Carlock of Carbondale, IL, Kevin (Cheryl) Carlock of Chatsworth, IL, Kris Carlock of Shelbyville, IL, Bobbie Jo Rodrick-Woods of Dwight, IL, and Sherry Franklin of Chatsworth, IL; thirteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one sister: Marilyn Ehrlich of West Lafayette, IN; and one brother: Robert Jepsen of Downs, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother: William Jepsen, Jr.

She worked for Casey’s General Store, was a bus monitor, and a private caretaker for many years.

Betty enjoyed gardening, camping, and most of all spending time with her family.

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

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Saturday, June 23, 1923 - Saturday, September 10, 2016

Edna V. Huber, 93 of Pontiac, IL., died Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:15AM at Pontiac Healthcare and Rehab Center, Pontiac, IL. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 10:30AM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, IL., with Rev. Gretchen Stinebaugh officiating.  Burial will be in Sunnyslope Cemetery, Saunemin, IL.  A visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials in Edna’s name may be made to Saunemin American Legion Auxiliary. Edna was born on June 23, 1923 in Gibson City, IL., a daughter of Avis V. and Cora Lee (Savage) Bailey.  She married Charles W. Huber on November 11, 1943 in Abilene, TX. He preceded her in death on June 10, 2000.  Survivors include: one son: Robert C. (Joan) Huber of Lake Ozark, MO.; four grandchildren: Nikki Huber of Broken Arrow, OK., Erin (Greg) Born of Cumming, GA., Eric (Kristi) Wright and Shawn Wright both of Pontiac, IL.; ten great grandchildren; one brother: Ernest Bailey and two sisters: Norma Jean Norgaard and Wilma Faye Meredith.  Edna was preceded in death by one daughter: Carol Sue Wright; three sisters and three brothers. Edna was educated in Kempton Schools.  She worked at Saunemin Grade School in the cafeteria and later as a custodian retiring in July of 1980. She was a former member of the Saunemin Christian Church and a member of the Saunemin American Legion Auxiliary.

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Tuesday, October 26, 1915 - Thursday, September 8, 2016

Anna S. “Anne” Deany, 100, of Danforth, formerly of Cullom passed away at 9:20 PM on Thursday September 8, 2016 at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Cullom with Rev. William Keebler officiating, Burial will follow in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Cullom. A visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 5-7:00 pm at the Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom, and also for one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorials in her name may be left to St. John’s Catholic Church or the Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.

Anna was born the third of eight children on October 28, 1915 in Chicago, IL, a daughter of Frank and Anna (Drenkelfuss) Dohman, who had immigrated from Germany to Chicago. She married Donald C. Deany Sr. on June 30, 1934 in Cullom, IL, and he preceded her in death on May 19, 2007. Also surviving are five sons: Donald (Joyce) Deany Jr. of Watseka, Jerome (Carol) Deany of Richton Park, IL, Bernard (Dorothy) Deany of Bloomington, IL, Raphael Deany of Chebanse, IL, Thomas (Mary) Deany of Louisville, Co. One son-in-law: Dennis Clark of Fairhope, AL; 18 grandchildren: 35 great- grandchildren: 3 great-great grandchildren and one sister Mary Louise Teel of Pontiac, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter: Barbara Clark, daughter-in-law, Mary Deany and siblings: Elizabeth Wallrich, Francis Dohman, William Dohman, Richard Dohman, George Dohman and Gary Dohman.

Anne attended Chatsworth and Cullom schools and Graduated from Cullom Community High School in 1934. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, and the Altar and Rosary Society, Anne taught religious education classes for many years. Anne lived with her family in Ovenhausen, Germany, for one year in 1920 when her family moved to Germany. When they returned to America her father became a farmer, mostly in the Charlotte area. Anne and Donald farmed for 20 years south east of Cullom then moved to a farm near Charlotte. Anne cherished her many wonderful friends and enjoyed visiting with them. She loved spending time with her family and was an excellent cook who also enjoyed baking and decorating doll cakes for her grandchildren. Anne enjoyed watching birds and taking care of plants, and became an avid bingo player after she moved to Prairieview in 2009. A highlight of Anna's recent past was her 100th birthday party last October.  She enjoyed reminiscing with the 100 family members and friends who attended, and perusing the 200+ cards she received for the occasion, and since the party, sharing them with her many visitors.

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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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