Sunday, December 20, 2009

Richard Underwood Obit

Richard Underwood Obit: "

From Chatsworth Illinois Memories



LEXINGTON — Richard H. “Dick” Underwood, 89, of Casey, previously of Lexington and Chatsworth, died at 1:55 p.m. Friday (Dec. 18, 2009).

Service: 7 p.m. Monday at the Markwell Funeral Home, Casey, with the Rev. Tom Marsh officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Casey VFW and Hazel Dell American Legion.

Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. before the service Monday at the funeral home.

Burial: 3 p.m. graveside committal service on Tuesday at the Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.

Memorials: To the family c/o Markwell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 175, Casey, IL 62420. Memorial tributes and condolences may be sent to the family at

Survivors: Two daughters, Dorothy Darlene Burgess Ingersoll, Fairbury; and Shirley Kay Underwood, Floresville, Texas; three sisters, Kathryn Metz, Fairbury; Hazel Miller, Charlotte, N.C.; and Shirley Wagner, El Paso; one brother, Lewis Underwood, East Peoria; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Posted in Obituaries on Sunday, December 20, 2009 12:00 am


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Carl Richard Milstead Obit

Carl Richard Milstead Obit: "

From Chatsworth Illinois Memories

Carl "Dick" Milstead
(January 22, 1923 - December 8, 2009)

Forrest – Carl “Dick” Richard Milstead, 86, of Forrest passed away at 8:24am on December 4, 2009 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Colfax.

Funeral will be held at 2:00pm on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury with visitation one hour prior. Burial will be in Forrest Township Cemetery where military honors will be performed by the Walter-Clemons American Legion Post #613, Chatsworth.

Carl was born January 22, 1923 in Chatsworth the son of Carl and Elsie Adams Milstead. He married Mary Louise Blundy on March 24, 1951 in Chatsworth. She passed away June 6, 2003.

Surviving are one daughter Karen S. (Andrew) Freehill of Carlinville; two sons, James R. (Becky) Milstead and Thomas J. (Jody) Milstead both of Frankfort, IN; six grandchildren, Suzie (Scott) Haynes, Heather Freehill, Melissa Freehill, Angie (Hans) Vargas, Dustin Milstead and Brandon Freehill; and five great-grandchildren, Trenton, Bryson, Cameron, Madison and Jackson Haynes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one son.

Carl was a veteran of the United States Army. He served during WWII in the European Theater. He is a member of the Walter-Clemons American Legion in Chatsworth.

Carl worked at Diller Tile Company in Chatsworth for 35 years.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the American Legion in Chatsworth.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Frank Kuntz Turns 100

Frank Kuntz Turns 100: "

From Chatsworth Illinois Memories


From the Morris Daily Herald

Kuntz to turn 100 on Dec. 14

Frank B. Kuntz of Monticello will celebrate his 100th birthday with an open house hosted by his family.

The open house will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, at the St. Philomena Catholic Church Parish Hall, 1301 N. Market Street, Monticello.

All family and friends are invited.

Mr. Kuntz was born Dec. 14, 1909, on a farm west of Sibley, a son of Albert and Selma (Schroen) Kuntz.  He married Leona Falck on Oct. 16, 1937.  She passed away on Oct. 29, 1999.

He has five children: James (Rolande) Kuntz of Sandwich, Gary (Judy) Kuntz of Morris, the late David (Sally) Kuntz of Glen Ellyn, Jane (Tony) Trotto of Wood Dale, and Janice (Ted) Gill of Monticello; 10 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Kuntz graduated from the University of Illinois in 1933. He taught and coached elementary and high school in Thawville, Chatsworth and Morris until June 1972, when he retired to Urbana. He served in Europe during World War II as a Major in the U.S. Army. He retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army Reserve in 1969.

Cards may be sent to Mr. Kuntz at 695 County Farm Road, Monticello, IL  61856.


James Wilson Obit

James Wilson Obit: "

From email from Bob Saathoff 

DECATUR — James Albany Wilson, 69, went on to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday evening (Nov. 28, 2009).

All are welcome to attend the graveside service at noon Thursday at Graceland Cemetery, Decatur. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Forsyth Baptist Church or to the Gideons International.

Born Nov. 1, 1940, at Fairbury, he was the eldest son of James A. and Gladys Wilson. Jim was a loving husband to his surviving wife, Sandy. This September they celebrated 45 wonderful years together.

Also surviving are his parents, James and Gladys Wilson, Chatsworth; his daughter, Jennifer (Dan) McClelland, and grandson, Ryan, Danville, Ky.; and brother, Ronald C. (Cindy) Wilson, Merrill, Wis.

Jim served in the National Guard in the early 1960s. He worked as a licensed barber before being employed at Tate & Lyle International (A.E. Staley Manufacturing Co.) from where he retired. He was an active member and faithfully served as a longtime deacon at Forsyth Baptist Church.