Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Obit of William Dehm

ODELL — William “Cowboy” A. Dehm, 66, Odell, died at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2011) at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.
His funeral will be at noon Friday at the First Lutheran Church in Pontiac. The Rev. Dieter Punt will officiate. Cremation rites will follow. A private family burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be from 10 to noon Friday at the church in Pontiac. Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born Feb. 2, 1945, in LeRoy, the son of Weldon and Evelyn Norbitz Dehm. He married Marcia M. Legner on Aug. 20, 1973, in Pontiac. She survives in Odell.
Also surviving are daughters, Laura (Mike Aberle) Dehm, Chatsworth, and Jennifer (Brian Armstrong) Dehm, Morris; brothers, Michael (Tina) Dehm, Orange, Texas, and Bruce (Leslie) Dehm, Odell; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant daughter, Amanda Dehm; two sisters, Serona Dehm and Alvera Andreas; and one brother, Ronald Dehm.
He was of the Lutheran faith.
He had been a truck driver for over 40 years.
William served in the United States Army during Vietnam where he fought during the Tet Offensive, receiving a Purple Heart for injuries sustained during battle.
He enjoyed fishing, animals, working in his garden and going for rides on his Goldwing motorcycle.
William's father is a brother to Lloyd, Verneal, Glen and Ike.

Monday, October 17, 2011

October 15 Update

Files From The Chatsworth Plaindealer
Couple Hurt in Wreck-The Henry Kerbers
Last Veteran of the Civil War-John W. Speers Story
Five Chatsworth Men in Accident
Blacksmith Hammers Wife with Poker-The L.C. Wade Story
L.J. Haberkorn Completes 55 Years
Human Bones Found in Bag on Highway-Not what it sounds like!
James A. Baldwin Buys Corner Grocery
Five Hurt in Wreck-The Tinker Family
Harm Frieden
Mary C. (Baker) Perkins
Josephine (Hull) Bitters
Lucy (Reinhardt) Quinn
E.O. Page
Josephine (Kurtenbach) Sneyd
Alice (McLean) Grotevant
John W. Speer
Aloysius P. Ryan
Louis Baltz
Bridget (Garrity) O'Malley
Leo E. Karney
Clarence A. Endres
Emma (Kurtenbach) Fischer
William Wakelin
Phebe (Easley) FitzHenry
John G. O'Brien
Erasmus Shols
Lena (Burkhart) Walter
Annie (Phillips) Sneyd
James A. Hall
Edward A. Cooney
Al Brydon
Mary (Reising) Burger

Monday, October 10, 2011

Obit of Lambert Joseph Zeedyk

Lambert Joseph "Jim" Zeedyk Chatsworth Surrounded by his loving family and dear friends, Lambert Joseph Zeedyk, 92, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on October 8, 2011 at Fairview Haven, Fairbury. Mr. Zeedyk was born November 29, 1918 in Danforth Township, the first child of John Henry and Edith (Herr) Zeedyk. He served in the United States Army in the 63rd anti-aircraft artillery at Seattle, Washington. Married to Lorene Marie Smith on October 13, 1945, they celebrated 63 years together and raised five children. His beloved wife passed away on May 15, 2009. His childhhood was spent in the Danforth area. Due to hard times, when he finished 8th grade at the Kern country school, he had to forfeit a high school education to earn a living and help support the family. He was a member of the American Legion Post 700, Thawville and the Calvary Baptist Church in Chatsworth, where he had served as deacon. Lambert and his wife lived and farmed for many years in the Gilman and Thawville areas before retiring to Chatsworth. They also owned and operated Zeedyk Farm Service. After retiring from farming, he spent time working as a carpenter and then spent several years at FS Seed Company in Piper City. Mr. Zeedyk especially enjoyed helping his son farm, spending time with his family, visiting with friends and gardening. Survivors include his children, Sharon Huber of Chatsworth; Duane (Shirley) Zeedyk of Dwight; Sandra (Ronald) Boyer of Watseka; Nancy (Doug) Hibsch of Fairbury; and Lial (Sharon) Zeedyk of Chatsworth; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Patricia Zeedyk of New Jersey, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, his parents, two brothers, Robert Zeedyk and Roy Zeedyk; and two sons-in-law, Raymond Gerdes and Alvin Huber. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman and also one hour prior to the 11:00 A.M. service on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at the funeral home, with Rev. William Paton officiating. Burial with military honors, will be at the Brenton Cemetery in Piper City. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church, OSF Hospice, Fairview Haven, or the donor's choice. Arrangements by the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman. Please sign the guest book at www.redeniusfuneralhomes.com

Obit of Russell A. Cook

Russell A. “Razzle-Dazzle” Cook, 62, of Chatsworth passed away at 9:20pm Saturday October 8, 2011 at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago.
Funeral services will be 11:00am Friday October 14, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth. Visitation will be 5:00PM to 7:00PM Thursday October 13, 2011 at the funeral home and also one hour prior to services on Friday. Memorials may be made to his family. Interment will be at the Chatsworth Cemetery.
Russell was born October 4, 1949 in Chicago Heights a son of George Marion and Ruby Alberta (Young) Cook. He graduated from Beecher High School, class of 1967.
He is survived by: 1 daughter: Laura (Chad Bork) Steidinger of Cullom and 1 son: Daniel (Christi) Cook of Minooka; 5 grandchildren: Spencer, Jacob, and Grace Steidinger all of Cullom; and Joe and Ruby Cook both of Minooka; 1 sister: Mary Weber of Tucson, AZ; special family: Jody Perring and Monica Freehill; a special daughter: Taylor Perring; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: George Richard Cook, Larry Gene Cook, and his shooting star: Jennifer Perring.
Mr. Cook worked for Johnson & Johnson in Markham and later Homeshield in Chatsworth for over 15 years. He had also worked as a cook for several restaurants in Chatsworth.
He was a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. He loved to play cards, and being with his friends and family. He also enjoyed watching the Food Network and go out to different restaurants.
When asked how he was, he always replied: “Never better”.

Obit of M. Sue Sanders

CHATSWORTH — M. Sue Sanders, 67, Chatsworth, passed away at 3:07 a.m. Friday (Oct. 7, 2011) at home.

A private funeral will be Monday at Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth, with the Rev. Tom Krieger officiating. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice–Pontiac. Interment will be at Chatsworth Cemetery.

Sue was born Sept. 10, 1944, in Belton, Ky., a daughter of Everett and Cora Libley Fleming. She met James “Jim” Sanders in 1971 and became friends. On Aug. 2, 2002, they married in Kentucky. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mary Jane Watson, Central City, Ky.; one son, Tony Glen Masden, Bloomington; one stepson, Scott (Angel) Sanders, Chatsworth; grandson, Caleb Kinnel, Bloomington; two stepgrandchildren, Jess Sanders, Chatsworth, and Kristi Sanders, Gardner; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Amia and Ryan Colclasure, Gardner; four brothers; four sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Eric Sanders; one stepson, Larry Sanders; one brother; and one sister.

Sue worked in the coil factories in the area for more than 25 years.

She will be greatly missed.

This obituary may be viewed, and private condolences sent to the family online at: www.martin-funeralhomes.com.