Monday, November 30, 2015

Obit of Dayo E. Thompson

MELVIN – Dayo E. Thompson, 87, of Melvin died at 3:30 p.m. Friday (Nov. 27, 2015) at the Piper City Rehab and Living Center. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Melvin United Methodist Church in Melvin with the Rev. Paula Wallace officiating. Burial will be in Melvin Cemetery with military rites by the Melvin Sibley American Legion. Visitation will be for one hour before the service at the church. A Masonic service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Mr. Thompson was born on Jan. 25, 1928, in Robinson, a son of Guy and Emma Ackert Thompson. He married Joy Dickman on Nov. 6, 1949, in Chatsworth. She died on Feb. 6, 2009. Surviving are four sons, Mark (Christine) Thompson of Watseka, Eric (Jane) Thompson of Melvin, Kevin (Susan) Thompson of Port Byron and Shawn (Amy) Thompson of Parrish, Fla.; a daughter, Lisa (Kevin) Krall of Dewey; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a son, Craig, and a great-grandson. Mr. Thompson was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He worked at WCIA and also did business consulting, marketing, and clock and watch repair. Dayo was a member of the Melvin United Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher and superintendent for many years, alongside his wife. He was a member of the Melvin and Gibson Masonic Lodges and was a past master, district deputy grand master, and participated in the American Passion Play in Bloomington for 15 years. He was also involved in scouting for many years and was a past mayor of Melvin. Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Melvin UMC Sunday School.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Obit of Camille Catherine Kurtenbach

CHATSWORTH — Camille Catherine Kurtenbach, 25, of Oak Park, died Nov. 13, 2015. Service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph Street, Oak Park. Visitation: noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 2 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Chatsworth. Local arrangements are being handled by Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth. Survivors: her parents, Jerry and Susan Kurtenbach, and brother, Kyle. Memorials: Unite Our World, 128 Valle Escondido Drive, Durango, CO 81303. Unite Our World is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food, medicine, education and hope to the children of Uganda. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Santa Arrives at Chatsworth !

Coming  Wednesday, December 2

Santa arrives at the Caboose!!

6pm - 7pm

Hot Dog, Cookies, Hot Choclate


Let your children and grandchildren enjoy

an old fashioned Christmas Event!!

Rednecks & Roses Emporium Opening


Opening on Friday, November 27

Rednecks & Roses Emporium

Arts, Crafts, Antiques and More
430 E. Locust St.
Hours M-F  10am to 6pm
Sat. 9-Noon

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Obit of Gary D. Kinney

Gary D. Kinney, 70 of Chatsworth, IL, died Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 5:30PM at Piper City Rehab and Living Center, Piper City, IL. His funeral will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:00AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Chatsworth with Pastor Mauricio Vieira officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, IL. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00-8:00PM at the church. Memorials in Gary’s name may be made to the Chatsworth Fire Department or a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth is handling the arrangements. Gary was born on December 3, 1944 in Thomasboro, IL, a son of Basil and Maxine (Schroyer) Kinney. He married Linda Gerth on March 11, 1973 in Chatsworth, IL. Survivors include: Linda Kinney of Chatsworth, IL; two sons: Brad Kinney of Normal, IL and Tyler Kinney of Chatsworth, IL; two brothers: Lester Kinney of Sidney, IL and Larry Kinney of Loda, IL; one sister: Linda Walker of TN. Gary was educated in Paxton Schools and a graduate of Paxton High School. He was employed as a deputy with the Ford County Sherriff’s Dept. and later was head of the water and sewer dept. for the City of Chatsworth for 27 years. Gary was a volunteer fireman for the Chatsworth Fire Dept. for 37 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Chatsworth.
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Obit of Michael J. Seibold

CHAMPAIGN – Michael J. Seibold, 87, of Champaign passed away on Friday (Nov. 13, 2015) at home. He was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Bloomington, Ill., to Michael Martin and Daisy Fuller Seibold. He was married to Lois Twiehaus on March 29, 1952. She survives. Mike grew up and attended school in Chatsworth. After graduating high school, he joined his father in the construction business until entering the Army and serving during the Korean War. After returning from Korea, Mike began his career in the farm implement business, working for the Dillavou Case dealership in Urbana. He then transferred to the MasseyFerguson dealership and worked in all areas, beginning as a mechanic, then bookkeeper, then salesman and retiring as store manager after 28 years. Even after retiring, he went back to part-time sales at Shaff Implement as he had a great love for farming. He also helped his son-in-law and grandson in the fields and was doing what he loved just a few weeks prior to his death - driving a tractor in the field. In addition to farm equipment, he had a passion for cars and could be found most Sunday mornings touring the car lots looking for his next vehicle. He loved growing roses and being outside in his yard. For many years, he enjoyed bowling with his friends in leagues at Arrowhead, Western and Old Orchard, and at one time his team held the highest three-game series in the county. Survivors include his wife, Lois; his daughter, Sandy (Stan) Harper of Ogden; and his son, Mike (Jean) of Savoy. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Michael, Laura and Joseph; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, James Seibold, John Seibold, Claude Bailey and Harry Bailey. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy, followed by a private family service. Memorials may be made to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank or Carle Hospice. Condolences may be made

Obit of Carl Frank Rosenthal

Chatsworth, Ill.
 Carl Frank Rosenthal, 68, of Chatsworth, formerly of Fairbury, died at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Piper City Rehab and Living Center, Piper City. Cremation rites will be accorded and a celebration of life will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 21, at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth.
 Carl was born Jan. 9, 1947, in Elgin, a son of Carl Augustus and Dorothy Ida (Van Dusen) Rosenthal. He married Carolyn Sue Burns on April 17, 1970, in Elgin. They separated in 1999 and divorced in 2005. Survivors include two children, Mary (Wesley) Mansfield, Odell, and Donna Rosenthal, Rankin; two grandchildren, Elijah Rosenthal, Sumner and Emily Mansfield, Odell; and two greatgrandchildren. His parents; one sister, Doloris Curtis; and one brother, Donald Rosenthal, preceded Carl in death. Carl was a graduate of Crystal Lake High School. During the Vietnam era, Carl served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked at PTC Alliance in Fairbury for 37 years before relocating to Lake Havasu City, Ariz. in 1999. He returned to Illinois in 2007. Carl enjoyed spending time on his computer and chatting with his Farmville friends. Memorials in Carl’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Obit of Mildred (Fox) Diller

CHATSWORTH — Mildred Katherine Diller, 84, of Chatsworth, passed away at 4:23 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 5, 2015) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Chatsworth United Methodist Church, Chatsworth. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Burial will follow service at Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to S.E.L.C.A.S. or Chatsworth United Methodist Church. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth, is handling arrangements for the family.
 Mildred was born June 9, 1931, in Charlottesville, Va., a daughter of Ashby and Martha Layman Fox. She married James Diller on Feb. 20, 1954, in Greenwood, Va. He survives. Also surviving are their four children, James Earl “Jed” (Kelly) Diller, Timothy Fox Diller, Katie Cavanagh and David (Kay) Diller, all of Chatsworth; her grandchildren, AJ, Alex, Megan and Carly Diller; Matt Cavanagh; Kacie (Nathan) Hunter; Adam (Jordi) Cavanagh; Kristin Diller; and Kari (Joel) King. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Samuel Fox; and one son-in-law, Daniel Cavanagh. Mildred was educated in the Greenwood, Va., area. She attended the William and Mary Women’s College until she was old enough to go to nursing school at Grace Hospital in Virginia. She was a registered nurse for a long time. She served on the trustee board at Fairbury Hospital. Mildred was previously president of the Illinois Lung Association. She was a member of Chatsworth United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, euchre or any type of card games. Mildred also enjoyed traveling, the mountains and warm weather. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at
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