Timothy Alan Agner, 64 of Chatsworth, went to be with the Lord at 1:15 pm on Monday, October 28, 2013 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community in Fairbury.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Chatsworth United Methodist Church with Rev. Frank Silas officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 pm on Friday, November 1, 2013 at the Chatsworth United Methodist Church and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Burial will follow services at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Tim’s name may be to the Make-A-Wish Foundation; the Chatsworth United Methodist Church; The Prostate Cancer Foundation (www.pcf.org); or a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family.
Tim was born January 7, 1949 in Patterson, New Jersey a son of Charles and Blanche Maurie (Wood) Elliott of Chatsworth. He married his High School sweetheart, Priscilla Ann Lang on May 17, 1970. They celebrated 43 years of marriage in May of 2013. She survives in Chatsworth.
Also surviving is his daughter: Kathy (Bruce) Robertson of Gibson City; his beloved grandchildren: Kallen and Kacely Robertson of Gibson City; one sister: Patricia (Dave) Hubly Cutting of Rockford; one brother: James Elliott of Chatsworth; his mother-in-law: Veva Lang of Chatsworth; his sisters-in-law: Betty Lang, Dian (Gerry) Shubert, Gloria (Dick) Hitchens, Debbie (John) Sterrenberg, Karen (Danny) Freehill, Beverly (John) Ulitzsch and Linnea (Galen) Donley; his nieces and nephews: Lynn (Tom) Momberger, Karen (Bill) Lynch, Lara Morrison, Mark Elliott, Michael (Kim) Elliott, Micah Hill, Jill (Ryan) Petersen, Amy (Andy) Dunbar, Jack Sterrenberg, Kristi (Chad) Ramer, Jason (Sarah) Freehill and Deena (Jay) Folz; and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law: Carl Lang; maternal grandparents: George and Neva Wood; paternal grandparents: Charles and Elsie Elliott; and one brother-in-law: Carl Lang Jr.
Tim graduated from Chatsworth High School in the Class of 1967 and later from Southern Illinois University’s Vocational Technical Institute in Carbondale with a degree in Automotive Technology. He operated Tim’s Shell Service in Chatsworth from 1970-1987 and worked in the manufacturing industry from 1987 until his illness. He was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church.
Tim was known for his gentle and caring ways and his desire to help others. For years, he was instrumental in creating and constructing the Annual Heritage Days float for the Citizens Bank of Chatsworth. In recent years, he also constructed a go-kart entry for Kallen and Kacely to participate in the parades that included: the Batmobile, Iron Man, M&M cars and a Race Car for Kallen’s 5th birthday; and most recently a “Shellmobile” to commemorate his seventeen years of service to the community. The family often wore T-shirts, caps and other attire to keep with each theme as they traveled the parade route. He often had small notebooks, pencils, bracelets, key rings, and of course, treats for his grandkids to throw out to the children along the parade route. Tim served on various committees at the Unite Methodist Church and helped there with the maintenance and Christmas decorating. He also volunteered his time to work in the Chatsworth Mini Park with trimming and mowing. He was a loving husband, father, papa, son, brother, and uncle to his family. He especially enjoyed attending events and activities for his grandchildren and encouraged them to always put forth the best effort whatever they did and always enforced a positive attitude towards life.
The family wishes to thank all the individuals who provided care, support, prayers, and other help for Tim and his family during his three and a half years battle with prostate cancer. We know that God has welcomed home a faithful servant. He will be greatly missed.
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