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Sunday, September 19, 1943 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Galen W. Haren, 73, of Cullom, IL passed away at 9:28 pm on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in Gilman, IL.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Forrest United Methodist Church with Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating. A visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the church. Private family inurnment will be held at Sullivan Center Cemetery in rural Cullom, IL, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cullom Junior Fair or the Forrest United Methodist Church.

Galen was born September 19, 1943 in Streator, IL a son of Rollo and Alice (Kramer) Haren. He married Joan Augsburger on August 4, 1963 at Charlotte River Church. She survives.

Also surviving are his children: Lynne Feldkamp of Cullom, IL, Leslie (Ken) Haren- Friesz of Fountain, CO, and Agga (Jolene) Haren of Albuquerque, NM; six grandchildren: Kyle (Taylor Clark) and Katelyn Feldkamp, Joshua (Jamylia) Haren, Breanna Daniel, Dalen Friesz, Jeremy Haren; one great grandson: Khai Haren; two sisters: Donna (Gerald) Buckler of Pontiac, IL and Marjorie Hahn of Cullom, IL, three step grandchildren; and three step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: Philip Haren, and one brother-in-law: Bob Hahn.

Galen was educated at Charlotte River School thru eighth grade then going to Cullom High School. He farmed his whole life. He enjoyed farming, showing pigs, and the Cullom Junior Fair.

He was a member of the Forrest United Methodist Church, Cullom Junior Fair Association, and Tri-Point FFA Alumni Association.

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Friday, June 3, 1927 - Saturday, February 18, 2017

Marjorie J. Kuntz, 89, a resident of Fairview Haven Retirement Community in Fairbury, IL formerly of Forrest, IL, passed away at 2:14 am on Saturday, February 18, 2017.

She was a member of the Forrest Apostolic Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 with ministers of the church officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 10:15 am on Wednesday, prior to the service at the church. Burial will take place following services at the South Apostolic Christian Cemetery in rural Fairbury, IL. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest is handling arrangements for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Haven Retirement Community in Fairbury.

Marjorie was born June 3, 1927 in rural Forrest, IL a daughter of Sam and Lydia (Sohn) Maier. She married Leland E. Kuntz on November 26, 1949 in Fairbury, IL. He passed away on January 29, 2011.

She is survived by one daughter, Carla (Curtis) Stoller of Gridley; one son, Kevin Kuntz of Forrest; three granddaughters, Carrie (Troy) Blunier of Oakbrook Terrace, IL; Christy Stoller of Croton on Hudson, NY, and Chelli Stoller of Princeton, IL; three great grandsons: Peter, Lincoln and Miles Blunier; her siblings: Thelma Maier of Forrest, IL and Vernon (Beth) Maier of Fairbury, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one infant granddaughter.

Marjorie was a homemaker as well as working at Forrest Savings and Loan until 1986 and being the Forrest Township Clerk for many many years.

She enjoyed seeing and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marjorie was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Monday, September 19, 1927 - Friday, February 10, 2017

Pauline Wiegand 89 of Pontiac, IL., passed away Friday, February 10, 2017 at 9:55PM at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday February 15, 2017 at 10:00AM at the Apostolic Church of Forrest in Forrest, IL. with church ministers officiating. Burial will be in North Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Forrest, IL. A Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 5-7PM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest, IL. There will be an additional visitation on Wednesday morning from 9:00-9:45AM at the Church. Memorials in Pauline’s name may be made to Fairview Haven Retirement Community.  Calvert & Martin Funeral Home Forrest, IL. is handling the arrangements.

Pauline was born on September 19, 1927 in Quincy, IL., a daughter of Dorman and Catherine (Greaver) Hall. She married Joseph R. Wiegand Sr. on July 14, 1945 in Quincy, IL. He passed away March 31, 1991.

She is survived by daughters: Dinah (Jim) Leenders, Alice (Charles) Crego, Sandra (Mark) Lewis, Elizabeth (William) Tolbert all of Pontiac, IL.; sons, Joseph R. (Barbara) Wiegand Jr. of Conroe, TX, William (Darlene) Wiegand of Cookeville, TN.; 18 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 6 sisters.

Pauline was a member of the Forrest Apostolic Church and farmed alongside her husband for many years. She also was a furniture seamstress. She enjoyed being with her family and friends. Loved doing puzzles and put dozens together over the years.

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Monday, November 12, 1928 - Monday, December 12, 2016

Jane L. Fidler, 88, of Strawn, IL passed away at 11:22 am on Monday, December 12, 2016 at Piper City Rehab and Living Center.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest with Pastor Ed Bunt officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Friday. Burial will follow services at Forrest Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Jane’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Jane was born November 12, 1928 in Wurtland, KY a daughter of Ottis and Maggie (Horn) Bishop. She married Richard B. Fidler on July 29, 1947in Orleans, IN. He passed away on March 3, 1993.

She was survived by her children: Bruce Fidler of Strawn, IL, Steven (Paula) Fidler of Princeton, LA, Denise Heinds of Pontiac, IL, and Chris Fidler of Kokomo, IN; eleven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three sisters: Mary Jones of Florida, Faye Davidson of Camby, IN, and Sue Jupin of Forrest, IL. Jane was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son: Richard K. Fidler; and her siblings: Barb, Leona, David, Wayne, Buddy, and one infant sister.

Jane was a school nurse’s aide and also did childcare for many years. She loved to travel, play bingo, and spend time with her family.

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

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Tuesday, May 2, 1944 - Monday, November 14, 2016

Johnnie R. Vaughan, 72, of Forrest, IL passed away at 2:21 am on Monday, November 14, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Forrest United Methodist Church with Reverends Deb Honegger and Roosevelt Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. According to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded with inurnment to follow services at Forrest Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to SELCAS or Forrest-Strawn-Wing Fire Protection District.

Johnnie was born May 2, 1944 in Fairbury, IL a son of Freeman L. and Lee Ruth (Roy) Vaughan. He first married Linda Lou Goembel on October 20, 1963. She passed away on November 17, 1979. He then married Peggy Jean Alexander on December 9, 1983 in Gibson City, IL. She passed away on December 26, 2014.

He is survived by his children: Todd Vaughan of Forrest, IL, Sheila (Mark) Davenport of Epworth, GA, Joe (Teresa Diemer) Vaughan of Pontiac, IL, and Sam Vaughan (Doug Bonner) of Huber Heights, OH; four grandchildren: Katy Davenport, Kelsey Vaughan, Andrew Vaughan, and Kara Bonner; and one great granddaughter: Alaina Davenport; and his siblings: James (Sharon) Vaughan, Michael (the Late Darlis) Vaughan, Richard (Peggy) Vaughan, Mary Ann Vaughan, and Thomas Vaughan all of Forrest, Illinois.

Johnnie was raised in the Forrest schools. He was an over-the-road truck driver for over 54 years. His handle was “Night Hawk”. Johnnie liked NASCAR especially his famous driver, Richard Petty.

He loved his family and spending time with them. Johnnie was a loving dad, grandpa, great grandpa and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Wednesday, August 5, 1925 - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Betty June Leeper, 91, of Forrest, IL, passed away at 12:24 am on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, November 11, 2016 at Forrest United Methodist Church with Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Burial will follow services at Forrest Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Forrest United Methodist Church, Forrest American Legion Auxiliary, or the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest is handling arrangements for the family.

Betty was born August 5, 1925 in Forrest, IL a daughter of Roy and Florence (Shambrook) Newman. She married Donald William Leeper on November 9, 1946 in Forrest, IL. He passed away on February 23, 1992.

She is survived by her children: Mike Leeper of Sun City Center, FL and Mary (Kenneth) Lehmann of Forrest, IL; three grandchildren: Allison (Victor) Martinez, Kelly Leeper (Justin Stafford), and Amber Lehmann; and three great grandchildren: Miles and Carter Martinez, and Shelby Buchanan. Betty was preceded in death by her husband; daughter-in-law: Barb; one grandson: Brad Lehmann; and three siblings: Delores Moore, John Newman, and Mary Wait.

Betty was a lifelong resident who knew and loved all things Forrest.  She loved her family and friends more than anything and enjoyed daily coffee hour with her girlfriends.  She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary and the Forrest United Methodist Church. Betty was active with Meals on Wheels and the Food Pantry. Betty’s quick-wit and feisty demeanor will be missed and cherished by many.

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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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Wednesday, December 3, 1924 - Saturday, July 16, 2016

Maxine Elizabeth Knauer Rieger, 91, of Forrest, formerly of Strawn, IL, passed away at 9:25 pm on July 16, 2016 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community in Fairbury, Illinois.

 

 

Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 4­:00 to 7:00 pm at Calvert Martin Funeral Home in Forrest. The Rosary will be recited at 3:30 pm. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Strawn with Father Scott Archer officiating. Burial will follow at the Strawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to: St. Rose Church, Forrest American Legion Auxiliary or Fairview Haven Retirement Community- Memory Support Services.

Maxine was born on December 3, 1924 in Cornell, Illinois to Peter and Agnes (Koerner) Somers. She
married Glenn Knauer in Strawn on February 9, 1946. He died on September 6, 1966. On September 3, 1983, she married Harvey Rieger in Strawn. He died on January 15, 2002.


She is survived by her children: Phil (Wanda) Knauer, Paris, Illinois; Stephen (Marcia) Knauer, Fairbury; Rick (Bobbi) Knauer, Garry (Kathy) Knauer, Greg (Nancy) Knauer, Glennda Knauer all of Forrest; Sue Coleman (Mike Conrad) of Chatsworth, daughter in law Tarry Knauer (Neil) of Fairbury and five step­daughters Linda (Leon) Follmer, Savoy, Jane (Tom) Bounds, Forrest, June (Jerry) Tooley and Diane Yarish of Arizona and Sylvia (Dave) Feese of Saybrook. Her sister Inez Bowen survives in Fairbury. Maxine is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Maxine was preceded in death by her son Neil, daughter Kathy, her parents, seven brothers and one sister.

 

Maxine was a strong and kind woman who loved her family and her Catholic faith. She raised her 9 children alone after being widowed at 41. She was the rock of our family, a person you aspired to be. She was active in her church, bowling league and card clubs. She liked to travel and especially enjoyed her trips to Alaska, and Hawaii. Maxine was the first female bus driver hired by Forrest Strawn Wing school district and was the first female trustee for the village of Strawn.

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Tuesday, February 20, 1945 - Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mary E. McBride, 71, of Forrest, IL passed away at 11:50 pm on June 16, 2016, surrounded by her family at home.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Forrest Township Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Monday, June 20, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Mary was born February 20, 1945 in West Frankfort, IL a daughter of Lester and Geraldine (Levault) Lewis. She married David D. McBride on September 16, 1961 in Chicago Heights, IL.

She is survived by her husband, David of nearly fifty-five years; their children: Brian (Lisa) McBride of Bradley, IL, Roy (Victoria) McBride of North Vernon, IN, Steven (Kay) McBride of Forrest, IL, Kelly (Corinna) McBride of Normal, IL, Diane McBride of Dix, IL, Mark McBride of Lexington, IL, and Tonia McBride of Cincinnati, OH; twenty-five grandchildren; sixteen grandchildren; and her siblings: Patricia Peterson of Mr. Vernon, IL, Audrey Kash of Waltonville, IL, Regina Sandviken of Goodlettsville, TN, and Larry Lewis of Kent, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents and one granddaughter.

Mary was the owner of Mary’s Miracle Gardens, co-owner and driver of D & M McBride Trucking, and was a School Bus Driver for F-S-W (Forrest, Strawn, Wing) and Prairie Central School Districts.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed. Mary is now resting in her heavenly garden forever more.

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Monday, May 4, 1936 - Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Ida Lee Grant, 80, of Forrest, IL passed away at 8:03 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at her home in Forrest, IL.

A prayer service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest with Father Scott Archer officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will follow the prayer service at Forrest Township Cemetery in Forrest, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Ida Lee was born May 4, 1936 in Fairbury, IL a daughter of Harry and Ollie (Sinnett) Bryant. She married Shelby B. Grant on February 17, 1962 in Fairbury, IL. He passed away on December 25, 1982.

She is survived by one son: Michael (Susan) Grant of Forrest, IL; one daughter: Kathy Furst of El Paso, IL; her grandchildren: Erin Grant, Danny (Brittany) Ribordy, Mary (Joe) Todd, Gregory Sedlock, and Shelby Furst; her great grandchildren: Wyatt Ribordy, Waylon and Littia Todd, and Brantley Sedlock; and one uncle: Eldon (Helen) Bryant of Chenoa, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Prior to marrying Shelby, Ida Lee worked for the Telephone office. She stayed at home and worked on the Dairy Farm in Saybrook after they got married.

She was a member of the St. James Catholic Mission in Forrest for many years and later St. Andrew’s Parish in Fairbury. Ida Lee enjoyed spending time and caring for her grandchildren. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed.

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