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Friday, August 13, 1943 - Monday, May 1, 2017

Jerome G. Jerkovic, 73, of Chatsworth, dearest husband of Carol for 55 years, passed to Heaven Monday (May 1, 2017) at Gilman Healthcare Center.

He was the proud father of Jerome (Donna) and Cheryl (Michael) Bucz; loving grampa to Jennifer (Larry) Honaker, Donald and Stephanie; great-grampa to Angel, Xavier, Scarlett and Alexander; brother to Carolann.

Private services will be at a later date. Memorials can be made to wife, Carol, or immediate family.

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Monday, February 10, 1936 - Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mary Ann Dehm

Chatsworth- Mary Ann Dehm, 81, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 9:33 am on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at her home in Chatsworth.

A memorial mass will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth, IL with Father Joseph Mauritzen and Father Richard Brunskill officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass. According to her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Private family inurnment will take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Chatsworth, Illinois. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth, IL are handling services for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to “H.O.P.E.” Church or the Livingston County Humane Society.

Mary Ann was born February 10, 1936 in Fairbury, Illinois a daughter of James A. and Teresa (Hayes) Mauritzen. She married Robert Dehm on December 26, 1957 in Chatsworth, IL. He survives.

Also surviving her children: Cindi (Steve) Maples of Red Granite, WI, James “Jamie” Dehm of Jacksonville, FL, and Randy (Delaine) Dehm of Metamora, IL; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one brother: Father Joe Mauritzen of Conneticut; and one sister-in-law: Pat Mauritzen of California. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother: Jim Mauritzen.

Mary Ann was educated in Chatsworth schools graduating from high school in 1954. She then went on to St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Kankakee graduating in 1957.

She worked at Fairbury Hospital as a staff RN until 1971. Mary Ann became certified in rehabilitation and restorative nursing in 1973. She went on to be the director of nurses at Greenbrier Lodge in Piper City from 1971-1975. She then went on as director of nurses for Humiston Haven in Pontiac, retiring in 1993.

Mary Ann was an avid bowler for more than forty years. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth and the American Legion Auxiliary in Piper City.

Most of all, Mary Ann loved spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.

This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at calvertmemorial.com.

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Thursday, January 1, 1959 - Monday, May 8, 2017

Valerie "Val" Lynn Edwards Orsowy, 58, of Chatsworth, IL passed away on 1:54 pm at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL with her loved ones by her side.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 12, 2017 at Chatsworth United Methodist Church with Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the church also. Val was a die-hard Cub's fan; the family has requested casual sports attire be worn to her visitation and funeral. Burial will follow services at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Chatsworth Fire and EMS.

Val was born January 1, 1959 in Fairbury, IL a daughter of James and Shirley (Lang) Edwards.

She is survived by her children: Mitch (Julie) Dohman and Malerie (Kurtis) Orsowy both of Pontiac, Illinois; siblings: Terri (Rick) Perkins and Randy Edwards both of Chatsworth, IL; her grandchildren: Skylar, Cody, Riley, Brendan, Daylen, Braylen, and one on-the-way; her life partner: Scott Thomsen of Chatsworth, IL along with their dog: Anny and cat: Frosty. She was greeted into Heaven by her parents who preceded her.

Val was educated in the Chatsworth schools. She loved Chatsworth and worked for Quanex-Homeshield for over 30 years doing various fabricating jobs. Her coworkers were her "extended family" and she loved them all.

She enjoyed being outside in the sun, boating, camping, spending time with family and friends, and watching the Cub's win the World Series. Val loved her family, especially spending time with her grandchildren.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the entire nursing staff and the doctors in the CCU at OSF St. Joseph Hospital for their exceptional care and support that they showed the entire family during our time there.


 

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Sunday, December 26, 1954 - Friday, May 5, 2017

Greg T. Shafer, 62 of Chatsworth, IL., died Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:12PM at his residence.

 

His funeral will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:00AM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth, IL. with Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating. Burial will be in Germanville Township Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Monday at the funeral home from 4:00-7:00PM. Memorials in Greg’s name may be made to Chatsworth Fire Department.

 

Greg was born on December 26, 1954 in Fairbury, IL., a son of Ronald and Ruth (Thompson) Shafer. He married Lori Hornickel on December 11, 1976. Survivors include: Lori Shafer of Chatsworth; two sons: Zachary (Jessica) Shafer and Gabriel Shafer both of Fairbury, IL.; one daughter: Alyxandra Shafer of Chatsworth, IL; five grandchildren: Holden Shafer, Alayna Shafer, Aylen Shafer, Maddox Shafer and Axton Shafer; two brothers: Tod Shafer of Channahon, IL . and Scott Shafer of Chatsworth, IL; two sisters: Karen Kamin of Schaumburg, Il. and Jill Hughes of Ann Arbor, MI. Greg was preceded in death by his parents; one son: Conrad Charles Shafer and one brother: Kurt Shafer.

 

Greg was educated in Chatsworth schools and was a butcher at Dave’s Supermarket in Fairbury and had retired. Greg was a die hard Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians fan. In 2016 he almost got to see the Indians win a world series, but the CUBS had other ideas. Greg was a train enthusiast and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

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Monday, December 29, 1930 - Monday, April 17, 2017

Thelma I. Mason, 86, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 7:52 am on Monday, April 17, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth, IL with Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to burial at the funeral home. Burial will follow services at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Thelma was born December 29, 1930 in Beaver Township in Iroquois County, Illinois a daughter of Randalph and Eva (Dusenberry) Lade. She married Robert E. Mason on April 4, 1980. He passed away on September 9, 2004.

She is survived by her three daughters: Leona Ann Gibson, Debra Bryant, and Donna (Richard) Runyon all of Chatsworth, IL; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren; three siblings: Donald (Carolyn) Lade of Chatsworth, IL, Betty White of Sheldon, IL, and Charles Lade of Pontiac, IL. Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, siblings: Leona Stow, Merle Lade, Dorothy Lee, Louise York, and Gerald Lade; and two great-great grandsons.

Thelma worked for many years at the Pontiac Chair Factory doing various jobs there before her retirement.

She was a die-hard Cubs fan, avid bird watcher, and enjoyed crocheting. Thelma was a loving mom, grandma, great grandma, great-great grandma, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Tuesday, September 14, 1937 - Monday, February 20, 2017

Carl E. Clubb, 79, of Chatsworth, IL. died Monday February 20, 2017 at 11:40AM at Piper City Rehab and Living Center, Piper City, IL.

 

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 10:00AM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, IL. A visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00-800PM at the funeral home. Memorials in Carl’s name may be left to the activity fund at Piper City Rehab and Living Center.

 

Carl was born on September 14, 1937 in Carbondale, IL., a son of Charles E. and Leola (Davis) Clubb. He married Mary Lou Mosier on October 12, 1957 in Essex, IL. She preceded him in death on January 29, 2016. Survivors include: three sons: Carl (Theresa) Clubb of Onarga, IL., David (Lori) Clubb of Coal City, IL. and Roger (Ashley) Clubb of Chatsworth, IL.; four daughters: Kathleen (Dave) Wood of Dwight, IL., Susan Loveall of Chatsworth, IL., Debbie (Al) Swiggett of Coal City, IL. and Cindy (Paul) Heern of Hollywood, MD. Seventeen grandchildren: Chuckie Lee, Jazmin, Haleigh, Cullen, Kyle, Shelby, Jacob, Jeremy, Brandon, Nick, Cody, Stephanie, Stephen, Ben,Tim, Matthew and Kayla ; nine great grandchildren: Carl, Marijah, Alonzo, Zach, Damian, Mason, Dakota, Gavin and Chase; two brothers: Donald Clubb of Carbondale, IL. and John Clubb of Forrest, IL.; two special friends: Alice Loveall and Chris Nelson. Carl was preceded in death by: his identical twin brother: Charles; two sisters: Cleta and Bonnie, and twins Larry Ray and Mary Fay.

 

Carl was educated in Carbondale Schools. He was a machine repairman for Caterpillar in the Aurora, IL. plant for thirty years.

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Saturday, August 6, 1927 - Friday, February 3, 2017

Leona Louise Stow, 89, of Piper City, IL formerly of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 3:00 am on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Piper City Rehab and Living Center.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 pm on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Chatsworth Sesquicentennial Fund. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family.

Leona was born August 6, 1927 in Martinton, IL a daughter of Randalph and Eva (Dusenberry) Lade. She married Hiram “Stubby) Stow on April 6, 1947. He passed away on October 17, 1982.

She is survived by her siblings: Thelma Mason and Donald (Carolyn) Lade both of Chatsworth, Betty White of Sheldon, IL, and Charles Lade of Pontiac, IL; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings: Merle Lade, Dorothy Lee, Louise York, and Gerald Lade.

Leona worked at Nichols Homeshield for many years until her retirement.

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Tuesday, November 7, 1939 - Sunday, January 29, 2017

Alma J. (Brand) Hines, 77, of Chatsworth, IL., passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 5:51AM at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.

According to her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and there will be no services. Inurnment will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorials in her honor may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements.

Alma was born on November 7, 1939 in Chatsworth, IL., a daughter of Charlie and Alma G. (Dellinger) Brock. She married Thomas Brand in 1985 and they later divorced and he survives. She then married Walter J. Hines in 1986. He passed away in 1997.

Surviving are sons: Mike (Ava) Brand of Chatsworth, David (Brenda) Brand of Elkville, IL; 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Joey Brand; brothers, Bobby Brock, Delbert Brock and sisters, Monnie Kirk and Carol Fellers.

Alma worked for Nichols Homeshield in Chatsworth for more than 25 years.

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Saturday, April 17, 1937 - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Barbara Lee Kuntz,79, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Prince William Hospital in Manassas, Virginia.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth, Illinois. A private burial service will follow at the Chatsworth-Charlotte Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mrs. Kuntz’s name may be made to the Alzheimer's foundation.

Mrs. Kuntz was born in Princeton, Illinois on April 17, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Phillip and Hazel Kopp. Mrs. Kuntz married her husband, Arlen R. Kuntz of Strawn, Illinois on November 12, 1955.

Survivors include three children, Scott A. Kuntz and his wife Vicky of Elk River, MN, Kari K. Smith and her husband Tom of Beckley, WV and Brian D. Kuntz and his wife Dana of Oak Hill, Va; Grandchildren Tara M. White, Amy N. Noland, Eric M. Ferguson, Brittany M. Tutem, Stephanie M. Kuntz and Jacob A. Kuntz; and Great-Grandson Ethan Shiloh White. Also, a brother Jack Kopp, and two sisters Joann Tucker and Jeri Link. She was preceded in death by her husband and two infant twin daughters, Kathleen and Ann Marie Kuntz.

After moving to Virginia with her family, Mrs. Kuntz served as a budget analysis in the Pentagon for fifteen years. She achieved a US Civil Service rank of GS-13 during her exceptional career. When she retired, she and her husband operated a home improvement and remodeling business in Springfield, Virginia.

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Tuesday, June 2, 1925 - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lyle D. “Ike” Dehm, 91, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 2:45 pm on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Chatsworth United Methodist Church with Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will follow services at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family.

Ike was born June 2, 1925 in Piper City, Illinois a son of William and Harriet (DeBoor) Dehm. He married Wilma Ferguson on September 15, 1945 in Chatsworth, Illinois. She passed on February 2, 2015.

He is survived by his children: Angela (Tom) Melody of Chatsworth, IL and Jeffrey (Floral) Dehm of Chatsworth, IL; three grandchildren: Brad Dehm, Ashley Talleur, and Nicole Graham; and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son: Eric Dehm, and four brothers: Weldon, Lloyd, Glen, and Leland Dehm.

Ike attended Piper City Schools. Wilma and Ike owned and operated Westside Drive-in in Chatsworth, for five years prior to them having children. After that, Ike and Wilma owned and operated Dehm Bus Service for 63 years.  Ike was a member of Chatsworth United Methodist Church.

He was an avid collector of tractors, always buying, fixing, and driving them. Ike loved going to parades in the area and listening to music, especially the old time “jams” in the surrounding towns. He was known for his quick wit and storytelling.

Ike was a loving dad, grandpa, great grandpa, uncle, and friend who will be greatly missed.

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