Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Glen & Marilyn (Wilson) Dehm 68th Anniversary

Obit of Mardelle L. Pearson

From www.redeniusfuneralhomes.com

Mardelle Pearson, 87, of Watseka, IL., died at 2:45 P. M., Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Watseka Health Care, Watseka. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City, IL., with Rev. Alan Cheney officiating. Burial will be in the Brenton Cemetery, Piper City. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home. Mardelle was born on September 15, 1923 in rural Chatsworth, IL., to Victor G & Emma (Miller) Pearson. Her childhood was spent in the rural Piper City. She graduated from the Piper City High School. Survivors include cousins. Mardelle was preceded in death by her parents and sister - Ellen Bernice Pearson. Arrangements by the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home in Piper City, IL. Please sign the guest book www.redeniusfuneralhomes.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

from www.pantagraph.com
HEYWORTH — Thelma J. Wickenhauser, 76, of Heyworth passed away at 9:15 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 18, 2011) at Manor Court, Clinton.
Her memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Heyworth Christian Church, Heyworth. The Rev. Kurt Flora will officiate. Inurnment will be in Randolph Township Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Heyworth Christian Church, Heyworth; the Community Cancer Center, Normal; or the Heyworth Ambulance Service.
Mrs. Wickenhauser was born May 11, 1935, in Findlay, to Tracy and Edith Carroll Ringo. She married James L. Wickenhauser on July 31, 1960, in Heyworth. He survives in Heyworth.
Also surviving are two sons, James Brett (Marcia) Wickenhauser of The Colony, Texas; and Troy James (Kelley) Wickenhauser of Downs; three daughters, Wendy Lee (Frank) Bartels of Heyworth, Terri (Howard) Springer of Bloomington and Tammy J. (Dave) Stephens of Heyworth; 10 grandchildren, Craig (Lisa) Bartels, James (Krista) Bartels, Shane Cole, Mollie Springer, Tanner (Kate) Springer, Taylor Springer, Cody Wickenhauser, Cami Wickenhauser, Scott Stephens and Bryce Stephens; four great-grandchildren, Colton Bartels, Kelsey Bartels, Lucas Bartels and Deacon Springer; two brothers, Gerald (Norma) Ringo of Moweaqua and Wilfred (Juanita) Ringo of Hawthorn, Nev.; and two sisters, Bernice Walters of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and Jo Oneal of Heyworth.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Tracy Ringo Jr.
Thelma retired from ISU in 2003. She was a member of the Heyworth Christian Church.
Thelma was a kind and good person who will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved her.

NORMAL — Ruth Brenneman, 85, of Normal died at 6:42 p.m. Friday (Aug. 19, 2011) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
Miss Brenneman was born Feb. 20, 1926, in Minier, a daughter of Samual Graff and Emma Johanna Weihmeir Brenneman.
She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Arthur, Lawrence and Ralph.
There will be no visitation. Cremation rites will be accorded with burial at a later date at Minier Cemetery, Minier. Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s United Church of Christ, Minier; the Community Cancer Center, Normal; or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent towww.beckmemorial.com.
Survivors include five nieces and one nephew, Sandra Oldendorf, Valle Crucis N.C.; Nancy (Claude) Day, Hartsburg, Mo.; Marcia (Ronald) Mool, El Paso; Barry (Teresa) Brenneman, Normal; Barbara (William) Henning, Burns Harbor, Ind.; and Kathy Brenneman, Washington, D.C. Also surviving are great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
She graduated from Minier High School in 1943, then graduated in 1947 from Illinois State Normal University with a B.S. in ED and from the University of Illinois in 1956 with a MinED. She also did graduate work at the University of Colorado and the University of Wyoming.
She taught for 19 years in the high schools of Georgetown, Chatsworth, Clinton and Normal Community prior to becoming administrative assistant to the principal at Chiddix Junior High School from 1966 until she retired in 1982.
Miss Brenneman held membership in the Unit 5 Education Association; Illinois Education Association, life member and president of Central Division; National Education Association; McLean County Retired Teachers Association; and Illinois Retired Teachers Association, life member.
She was a charter member of Zonta Club of Bloomington-Normal; 50-year-plus member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Iota Chapter, of which she was president and state officer. She also was a member of the BroMenn Service Auxiliary and the McLean County Museum of History.
She received the following honors: Leadership Award from Illinois Hospital Associations Council on Volunteers, recognized in Leaders of American Secondary Education and Parent Teacher Assocation Honorary Life Membership.
She served for many years as a volunteer at Mennonite Hospital and was president of the Auxiliary. She was also a volunteer for the Community Cancer Center, McLean County Museum of History and through the RSVP program.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

From the Pantagraph

KOKOMO, Ind. — Richard T. Lawless, 81, Kokomo, Ind., passed away Sunday (Aug. 7, 2011) at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo, Ind.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at noon Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Kokomo, with Father Ted Dudzinski officiating. Burial will follow with military honors in Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home, Kokomo, with a rosary service at 8:30 p.m. Friday, and from 11 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.

He was born Sept. 1, 1929, in Chatsworth, son of James W. and Alma Fulton Lawless and was a descendent of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. He married Helen Ridenour, and they were married for 37 years before her death on April 17, 2009.

He attended Illinois State Normal University and studied agriculture. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1954. He farmed in Strawn from 1954 to 1969, and then moved to Kokomo, Ind., where he worked at Chrysler until his retirement in 1994. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion 244, United Auto Workers Local 1166 and St. Patrick Catholic Church.

He is survived by six sons, Michael T. Lawless, Stephan R. Lawless, James W. Lawless, Van P. Lawless, Jeffrey J. (Linda) Lawless and Daniel P. (Marie) Lawless; two daughters, Donna C. (Richard) Davis and Renie K. (Scott) Gunning; 24 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jerry Lawless, John Lawless and Dan Lawless; and five sisters, Mary Wurmnest, Vera Hubley, Theresa Kerber Roland, Alma Lemme and Sister Rea Katherine Wurmnest.

In addition to his wife, Helen Lawless, he was preceded in death by his parents, two stepsons, one great-granddaughter, three brothers, and his first wife, Jackie Lawless.

Online messages of condolence may be made at www.sunsetmemorygarden.com.