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Tuesday, February 17, 1920 - Sunday, January 29, 2017


A CELEBRATION OF LIFE / OPEN HOUSE

 

FOR

 

BERNICE HAAG

 

WILL BE HELD AT THE FAMILY HOME

117 JEFFREY STREET, CULLOM, ILLINOIS 60929

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017

2:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

 

* A GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL PRECEDE AT 1:00 PM

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Monday, June 28, 1926 - Friday, July 21, 2017

LeRoy James Haag, 91, of Cullom, IL passed away at 8:58 am on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal, IL.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom, IL with Reverends Mauricio Vieira and Gabriel Baumgardner officiating. According to his wishes, his body has been donated to science with cremation rites to follow.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom or Cullom Fire Department.  

LeRoy was born on June 28, 1926 in Cullom on the family farm, a son of Walter and Minnie (Farber) Haag. He married Constance Mae Saathoff on December 14, 1944 in Cullom,

He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years;  their children: Patricia (John) Platz of Cullom, IL, Richard (Kristine) Haag of Cullom, IL, Lauri (Dexter) Smith of Baileys Harbor, WI, Marla (Gregory) Holloway of Trivoli, IL and Audrey (David) Lowe of Saunemin, IL; his grandchildren: Leann Shaw, Todd (Dana) Platz, Angela (Jason) Eggenberger, Adam Haag, Sara Haag (Patrick Wood), Stacey (Corey) Sharp, Ryan Willis, Chad (Kelly) Holloway, Rebecca Holloway, Megan Lowe, Kyle Lowe, and Tyler Lowe; great grandchildren: Chelsey, Stazee, Jaclyn, Dylan, Garret, Braden, Addison, Emma, Gabrielle and Cassius, Colt, and Nathan; two step grandchildren:  Justin (Missy Smith), Ashly Smith; three step-great grandchildren: Cameron, Landon, and Aspen; one sister: Mary Walsh of Onarga, IL; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father: Walter (Arleen) Haag; Mother: Minnie (Charles) Kingdon; his brothers: Herbert (Margery) Haag, Vernon (Bernice) Haag; his sisters: Delores (Bruno) Jasin, Helen Bartell, and Fern Haag in infancy; and one brother-in-law: Arthur Walsh.

LeRoy was born and raised on the family farm in rural Cullom, going to grade school and high school there, graduating in 1944. He loved farming with Connie and son (Rick) for many years. LeRoy enjoyed traveling with Connie and family in the RV, especially during the winter.  The family has so many special memories of the camping trips taken, as well as the skiing trips that included the grandchildren. 

He was very involved with the community as a volunteer firefighter, and serving on the Cullom Grade School Board. LeRoy was a member of the Farm Bureau having served previously on the board. He also was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom where he had served on the Church Council.

LeRoy was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend who will be greatly missed. We will always remember the smile on his face.

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Sunday, October 6, 1940 - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sharon K. Turner,76, of Cullom passed away at 12:10 pm Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday July 15, 2017 at the Cullom United Methodist Church, with Pastor Evan Sherar officiating. Inurnment will follow in West Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9-11:00 am Saturday at the church. Memorials in Sharon’s name may be left to the Cullom United Methodist Church, Cullom Beckman Memorial Library, or to Cullom Fire & EMS. Calvert & Martin Funeral home in Cullom is handling the arrangements.

Sharon was born in Pontiac, IL on October 6, 1940 a daughter of Neal and Kate (Magee)Hamilton, she married Richard K Turner on June 14, 1958, he survives. Also surviving are her four children: Becky (Gary) Moritz of Roberts, IL, Shelly Turner of Cullom, IL, Tracy (Alan) Deany of Cullom, IL and Corey (Angie) Turner of Cullom, IL; eight grandchildren: Krista (Stan) Watson, Cade Moritz, Ashley (Mark) Stephens, Kelsey Mettille, Torin (Lacey) Mettille, Emily Frechette, Tessa Deany and Tiera Turner; six great-grandchildren; Six siblings, Jean (Gerald) Jacobs, Tempe, AZ, Joan (Samuel) Terrell of Hoopeston, IL, Gary (Barbara) Hamilton of Kempton, IL, Kathy Dyrby of Cabery, IL, Mark (Jane) Hamilton of Houston, TX, Cindy Hamilton of Colorado Springs, CO. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Richard K. Turner Jr.

Sharon was a member of the Cullom United Methodist Church and Skinner-Trost American Legion Post 122 Auxiliary. She Loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and her siblings, she enjoyed going to the races and traveling.

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Thursday, January 25, 1923 - Thursday, June 22, 2017

Shirley R. Green, 94, of Saunemin, IL, passed away at 6:10 pm on June 22, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom with Pastor Mauricio Vieira officiating. The family requests casual attire. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday prior to the funeral service. According to the family’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following the service. Burial of ashes will be held at West Lawn Cemetery at a later date. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom or Evenglow Lodge instead of sending flowers. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom is handling arrangements for the family.

Shirley was born January 25, 1923, a daughter of Carl C. and Georgianna (Foesterling) Sancken. She married Donald J. Green on November 25, 1943. He preceded her in death on May 13, 2010.

She is survived by one son: Ronald (Marcia) E. Green of Cullom, IL; one daughter: Cheryl (Larry- deceased August 3, 2011) L. Lowery of Munster, IN; two grandchildren: Kimberly (Michael) Lowery Walker of Cheverly, Maryland and Kristin Lowery of Pahoa, HI; two great grandchildren: Eila Walker and Lucy Walker of Cheverly, Maryland; one step-grandson: Christopher Fraher of Rantoul; two step-great grandsons: John and Weston Fraher of Rantoul, IL; four nieces and six nephews; and one sister: Marian Chapman of Pontiac, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one infant daughter: Judy Ann.

Shirley was educated in Saunemin schools graduating in 1940 and Bowling Green Business School.

She was an avid collector and loved to collect Fenton glassware, Lowell Davis figurines, and just about anything. She loved going to garage sales and auctions. She was an early exhibitor at the Threshermen’s Reunion in Pontiac for over 45 years and the Gladiola Festival in Momence. She loved square dancing, playing cards, going to Branson, MO, and visiting friends. In addition to being a homemaker and working on the farm, she worked at H & R Block for many years. She was a Cub Scout den leader for many years.

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Monday, February 14, 1966 - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dateline: Cullom

Kim B. Harms, 51, of Cullom, passed away at 10:04 am on Tuesday June 13, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Her funeral will be held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday June 17, 2017 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Cullom, Pastor Mauricio Vieira will officiate, burial will follow in West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom.  Visitation will be from 10:00-12:00 Noon at the church on Saturday. Memorials in her name may be left to the Ronald McDonald House or Skinner Trost American Legion Post 122. Calvert & Martin Funeral home in Cullom is handling the arrangements.  

Kim was born in Havana, Illinois on February 14, 1966, a daughter of Judy McWhorter, and later adopted by her grandparents Irrie and Ruby McWhorter. she married John Harms on May 8, 1993, He survives. other survivors include two sons: Shane (Carrie Greenly) McWhorter of Bourbonnais, IL, Devin McWhorter of Cullom, IL; one daughter: Nikki (Kevin) Briggs of Mahomet IL; three grandchildren Kayden Elaine McWhorter, Logan Wesley Briggs and Adelynn Greenly; several step brothers and sisters. Kim was preceded in death by her mother Judy McWhorter, her grandparents Irrie and Ruby McWhorter, step grandmother Peggy McWhorter, and step father John Jacobs, her uncle: Paul McWhorter.

Kim loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, she enjoyed camping and was a member of Skinner Trost American Legion Post 122 Auxillary.

This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed at www.calvertmemorial.com

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Saturday, September 12, 1936 - Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rolland D. “Rollie” Read, 80, of Cullom, IL passed away at 9:36 pm on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Flanagan Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom with Rev. Jonathan Brashear officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Wednesday. Burial will follow services in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Cullom, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Rollie was born September 12, 1936 in Danforth, Illinois a son of Donald and Margaret (Nightengale) Read. He married Elizabeth A. Edman on June 22, 1963 in Cullom, IL. She passed away on March 25, 2016.

He is survived by two sons: Thomas (Rebecca) Read of Cullom, IL. and Gerald (Krissandra) Read of Saunemin, IL.; three grandchildren: Dylan, Courtney and Kaitlyn (Jacob Mynatt) Read; one great grandson: Jason Mynatt; his siblings: Denny (Sandy) Read of Pontiac, Illinois and Doug Read of Morris, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and siblings: Carolyn (Stan) McCulloh and Richard and (Ethel) Read.

Rollie graduated from Cullom High School. He served his country in the United States Army, being stationed in Germany just prior to the Vietnam War. Upon returning home, he worked for Roper Stove Plant for twenty years in Kankakee, IL. He then worked for the Pontiac Correctional Center for twenty years until his retirement.

He enjoyed watching sports, namely, basketball, baseball, football, and racing.

Rollie, affectionately known as “Boppy” by his grandkids loved spending time and being around them. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

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Thursday, January 14, 1937 - Saturday, February 4, 2017

Lorena Mae Metz, 80, of Cullom, Illinois passed away at 4:59 pm on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Evenglow Lodege in Pontiac, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Life Church, 1411 Crescent Street (Rt. 45 S), Gilman, IL 60938 with Jim Harkins officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall and a half hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church. Graveside services will be at 3:00 pm on Wednesday at West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac, or Cullom Beckham Memorial Library.

Lorena was born on January 14, 1937 in rural Cullom, IL, a daughter of Lon and Susie (Detwiler) Wickham. She was educated in the Cullom schools. She married Donald Metz on October 28, 1956 at Cullom United Methodist Church. He survives.

Also surviving are their children: Kevin (Donna) Metz of Cullom, IL, Doug (Tina) Metz of Carpentersville, IL, Alan (Bev) Metz of Cullom, IL, and Janice (John) Engelman of Kankakee, IL; twelve grandchildren: Aaron and Daniel Metz, Morgan Metz, Kelsey (Andy) Laboy, Andrew (Holly) Metz, Rachel (Josh) Steidinger, Leah and Grace Metz, Alicia (Dan) Sobodas, Spike, Anthony and Luke Engelman; three great grandchildren: Cora Laboy, Landon Sobodas, and Paisley Steidinger; one special cousin: Nita Moser; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Henry Wickham, Evelyn Morris, Paul Wickham, and Harold Wickham.

Lorena was a lifelong beautician, she also worked at St. James in Pontiac, Piper City Rehab and Living Center (formerly Greenbrier), Fox Developmental Center, then Tri-Point School.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Skinner Trost Unit 122 serving as past president as well as every other position there. Lorena did serve at the state level as Department Chaplan and various other positions and committees throughout the years. She was also a member of the Life Church in Gilman, IL.

Most of all, Lorena’s love for her family always took priority. As an avid sports fan, she enjoyed going to her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. She took her position as the Matriarch of the family very seriously and would to anything for them. Lorena loved to sing, dance, and play cards.

She was a loving wife, mom, grandma, great grandma, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

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Thursday, March 30, 1944 - Thursday, February 2, 2017

Diana Sue Taylor, 72, of Cullom, IL passed away at 5:30 am on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 6, 2017 at Cullom United Methodist Church with Pastor Jonathan Brashear officiating. A visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom. Burial will follow services at West Lawn Cemetery in Cullom, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to Cullom United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Diana was born on March 30, 1944 in Streator, Illinois, the eldest of five children to Orville and Helen (Wonders) Fulkerson. She was raised in the Manville area attending Woodland Schools. She married J Orin Taylor on June 10, 1962 in Streator, Illinois. He survives in Cullom, IL.

She is also survived by her two sons: Douglas (Christel) Taylor of Waukesha, WI and Keith (Angela) Taylor of Cullom, IL; six grandchildren: Matthew, Rebecca, Benjamin, Zachery, Dani, and Alexis Taylor; and three siblings: James Fulkerson of Amsterdam, Holland, Linda Fulkerson of Chicago, IL, and David Fulkerson of Streator, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother: Jack Fulkerson.

Diana and J Orin owned and operated their farm together, alternating between driving the combine and hauling in. She was a farm wife doing what ever was necessary for her family and the farm. They farmed for 45 years together.

She was active in many clubs and organizations including: Women’s Farm Bureau serving at the county and state level for a number of years; Cullom United Methodist Church also serving on several different committees and capacities; the American Legion Auxiliary- Skinner Trost Post 122 of Cullom where she was past president, treasurer, and committee member; a member of the Citizens for Cullom; and the Illinois Soy Bean Association. Diana was also very involved in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC). She served as the Central IL Regional President and Treasurer of District 17. Diana also served at the State level on many committees. She was dedicated to the Livingston County Home Extension serving on that board and various committees.

Diana most of all, loved her family and spending time with them was her top priority. She was a loving wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.

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Friday, June 20, 1919 - Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mary Alice Haag 97 of Cullom, IL. passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00AM at Evenglow Inn in Pontiac, IL.
Her funeral will be held on Saturday, February 4,2017 at 11:00AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Cullom, IL. A visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00-7:00PM at the church in Cullom. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Cullom, IL. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Alice was born on June 20, 1919 in Chatsworth, IL., a daughter of Clinton and Minnie (Lighty) Serene. She married Marlin Edward Haag on February 19, 1937 in Cullom, IL. He passed away September 21, 1989.
Surviving are sons: Dewaine “Dewey” (Marie) Haag of Emington, IL and David (Marsha) Haag of Kempton; sister-in-law, Jackie Serene of Clifton; 6 grandchildren and 13 greatgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Gerald Serene.
Mary Alice was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom, WELCA and served as their president for a time, served as a leader of the Happy Helper 4-H Club, was a member of the Home Bureau and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She enjoyed singing in the church choir, was an avid Cubs and Bulls fan. She always made time to follow all her grandchildren in their activities. She enjoyed dancing with her friends and her trips to Naples, FL.

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Tuesday, December 30, 1941 - Monday, January 16, 2017

Patricia A. Rogers, 75 of Cullom, IL., died Monday January 16, 2017 at 4:20AM at Pontiac Rehab and Healthcare Center, Pontiac, IL.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorial’s in Patricia’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.  Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Cullom, IL. is handling the arrangements.

Patricia was born on December 30, 1941 in Chicago, IL., a daughter of Jacob and Gladys (Duerr) Losch.  She married Robert Rogers.  He preceded her in death.  Surviving is one son: Timothy R. Rogers of Cabery, IL; her significant other: Joseph Klowas of Cullom, IL.; one grandson: Devon Rogers McIntosh; one step-son: Joseph Klowas Jr of Ohio and one step-daughter: Arlene Mennig of Alabama; many step grand grandchildren and step great grandchildren.  Patricia was preceded in death by one brother. 

Patricia was educated in Graham High School in Chicago, IL.  She had been employed at Casey’s General Store in Cullom.

 

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