from www.pantagraph.comCHATSWORTH — Lloyd William “Bones” Dehm Sr., 91, Chatsworth, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday (Sept. 5, 2011) at his home in Chatsworth.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Chats-worth. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery, with military rites by Chatsworth American Legion Post 613. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Chatsworth, Chatsworth American Legion Post 613 and Mid-West Old Threshers Association of Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
Bones was born Oct. 31, 1919, in Piper City, son of William and Harriet DeBoor Dehm. He was raised in rural Piper City and attended schools in rural Piper City. Bones was married to Lillian F. Kroll. She died Dec. 1, 2005.
Survivors include children, Shirley Sanders, Urbana; Lloyd “Fritz”Dehm Jr., Roberts; Darla (Gary) Upton, Bloomington; Patti (Steve) Kelley, Aurora, Colo.; Davida (Larry) Pietrzak, Urbana; and Tara (J.P.) Gallahue, Piper City; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Glen D. (Marilyn) Dehm and Lyle (Wilma) Dehm, both of Chatsworth.
Bones was preceded in death by his parents; wife; infant son, Terry; one daughter-in-law, Joy Dehm; and two brothers, Weldon and Leland.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Chatsworth.
Bones was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of Chatsworth American Legion Post 613, VFW Fairbury and Masonic Lodge. Bones was also an avid member of Mid-West Old Threshers Association in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, for 60 years.
He was a welder, and owned and operated Dehm Welding Service in Chatsworth. Bones enjoyed steam engines, fishing, visiting with friends and wintering in Naples, Fla.
Arrangements are being handled by Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City. Please sign the guest book at www.redeniusfuneralhomes.com.