Sunday, November 27, 2016

Obit of Dorothy H. (Martin) Hubly

Chatsworth – Dorothy H. Hubly, 85, of Chatsworth, passed away at 10:55pm, Friday, November 25, 2016 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury. A funeral Mass for Dorothy will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, December 1, 2016 at St.’s Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth. Fr Richard Brunskill will be officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Chatsworth. Visitation will be held from 5-7:00pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice of charity. Dorothy was born January 8, 1931, in Chatsworth the daughter of Raymond and Norma Gillette Martin. She married Robert Hubly on September 16, 1950, in Chatsworth. He passed away on October 22, 2003. Surviving are her children, Diane (Mark) Kerber of Chatsworth, Dan (Jackie) Hubly of Naperville, Denise (Barry) Corban of Fairbury, and Debra (James) Corban of Greeley, CO; seven grandchildren, Chris (Laura) Kerber, Jeff Kerber, Jenna (Colin) Vaughan, Kiley Corban, Kaley (Ryan) Hix, Kimberly Corban and Craig Corban; seven great-grandchildren, Colter, Violet, Sawyer, Kaiya, Wyatt, Charlotte and Ethan; three sisters, Dolores (Charles) Haberkorn of Chatsworth, Carol (Lloyd) Aberle of Fairbury, and Shirley (Erwin) Krumwiede of Beardstown. Her parents and one granddaughter, Sherry Kerber preceded her in death. After high school Dorothy worked for Citizens Bank of Chatsworth from 1948-1951. She then proudly farmed with her husband for many years in the Chatsworth area. Dorothy enjoyed bowling and golfing. She also enjoyed cooking, entertaining and traveling with her husband and friends. Dorothy and her husband had a strong and hard work ethic and proudly sent all four of their children to college. She will be very missed as a genuine matriarch of her family where her life and love was given to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Hubly

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Obit of Lorine C. (Denault) Ader (May2016)

Lorine C. Ader, 90, of Chebanse, passed away Saturday (March 12, 2016) at her daughter's home in Chatsworth. 
She was born on June 13, 1925, in Goodrich, the daughter of Joseph and Marie L. Bertrand Denault. Lorine married Leland R. Ader on Aug. 28, 1943, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, in Kankakee. He preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1998. Lorine retired after 20 years of service from Clifton Community Hospital, where she was a CNA. She attended American Lutheran Church and enjoyed doing word search puzzles and cooking. Surviving are one son and two daughters-inlaw, Russell and Sue Ader, of Chebanse, and Barbara Ader, of Terre Haute, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Chuck DeMoss, of Chatsworth; five grandchildren, Leah, Stacy, Brian, Michael and Kimberly; and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, preceding her in death were her parents; a son and daughter-inlaw, Gary and Patsy Ader; a brother, Wilfred Denault; and two sisters, Rita Balthun and Valida Dill. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the noon funeral services at Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home in Kankakee, with the Rev. Candy Godbee officiating. Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Aroma Township. Memorials may be made to O.S.F. Hospice of Pontiac.

Obit of Maw Mardelle (Gray) Hertz

Mae Mardelle Hertz (Marty), 94, of Kankakee, passed away Thursday (Nov. 10, 2016) at Presence Heritage Village, Kankakee, where she had been a residence for the past five months. 
Mrs. Hertz was born April 3, 1922, in Chatsworth, the daughter of Elmer and Flora Perkins Gray. She married Charles B. Hertz on Dec 28, 1941. He preceded her in death. They were married for 53 years. She was a homemaker most of her life, but worked at and retired from General Foods after her children were gone from the home. During World War II, she worked at Kroehlers and the Bear Brand in the Kankakee area. Marty enjoyed water coloring, working word games and latch-hooking for many years. She was a deaconess and served on the women's committee for weddings and funerals at Central Christian Church. Surviving children include sons, Jed (Sarah Campbell) Hertz, of Kankakee, and Paul Hertz, of Champaign; two daughters, Pam (Michael) Smith, of Marshfield, Wis., and Mary (Gassman) Christiansen, of Bourbonnais; grandchildren, David (Jennifer) Smith, of Marshfield, Wis., Holly (Greg) Perez, of Sharpsburg, Ga., Brent (Nicole) Gassman, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., Emily (Steven) DeGrush, of Arvada, Colo., and Laura (Tom) Olson, of Peoria. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Emmett Gray; and two sisters, Genevieve DiCarlo and Katheleen Understahl; and her husband's brother and sisters. A memorial service will be at a future date. The family would like to thank Hospice of Kankakee Valley and the friendly and caring staff of Presence Heritage Village for their compassionate care.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Obit of Anna Mae (Stow) Brown

PAXTON — Anna Mae Brown, 76, of Paxton, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at her home. Cremation rites were accorded, and burial will be at a later date at the Ridgeland Township Cemetery in Thawville. Arrangements are being handled by Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga. Ms. Brown was born April 16, 1940, in Chatsworth, the daughter of Earl and Esther Seibert Stow. Surviving are two daughters, Tami (Chuck) Shedd of Rantoul and Cindy Cabbage of Buckley; two sons, Gary Cabbage of Paxton and Doug Cabbage of Loda; one brother, Arthur Owen Stow of Paxton; 10 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Orville and Albert; one daughter, Anita; and one granddaughter, Rachel Coffey. Ms. Brown worked at Caradco in Rantoul for many years. She loved crafting and fishing and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Memorials may be made to Transitions Hospice, Paxton Healthcare & Rehab or the American Cancer Society. Please share a memory at

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Obit of Angeline B. "Angie" (Anderson) Sharp

CHATSWORTH — Angeline B. “Angie” Sharp, 76, of Chatsworth, passed away at 1 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 16, 2016), at Clark Lindsey Village, Urbana, following a brief illness. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth, with the Rev. Roosevelt Smith of Chatsworth United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral on Monday. Memorials in Angie’s name may be made to CAPS Pool, Chatsworth Fire Department or Chatsworth Sesquicentennial Committee. Angie was born Oct. 15, 1940, in Watseka, the daughter of Carl W. and Bernedine Tascher Anderson. She married Kenneth R. Sharp on May 13, 1962, in Gilman. He preceded her in death on July 26, 2011. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Sharp, Aurora, and Brenda (Todd) Mudore, Pensacola, Fla.; one son, Bill (Karen) Sharp, Champaign; five grandchildren; one brother, Lloyd (Nancy) Anderson, Danforth; one sister, Sylvia Hanson, Gilman; and several nieces and nephews. Sign up to get each day's obituaries sent to your email inbox Angie was preceded in death by two infant children; two infant grandchildren; and one brother-in-law, Paul Hanson. Angie had worked at the FSA office and Uhlmann Grain, both in Gilman, before working for Citizens Bank of Chatsworth in 1965 until her retirement in early 2012. She loved being with her family and friends, attending plays and musicals and playing euchre. Angie was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church, Charlotte Home Extension and was a former Eastern Star member. This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed at

Angeline Sharp

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Obit of Viola (Weishaupt) Augsburger

Viola M. Augsburger, 96, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 8:08 pm on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at her home in Chatsworth. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Chatsworth United Methodist Church with Rev. Roosevelt Smith officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:30 am on Saturday prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow services at Germanville Township Cemetery in Rural Chatsworth. Memorial contributions may be made to Chatsworth United Methodist Church or the Chatsworth American Legion Auxiliary. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family. Viola was born September 18, 1920 in Mackinaw, Illinois a daughter of Joe and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Sinn) Weishaupt. She married George Augsburger on December 13, 1942 in Mackinaw, IL. He passed away on May 5, 2002. She is survived by her children: Joan (Galen) Haren of Cullom, IL, Paul (Jan Kester) of Fairbury, IL, Judith of Chatsworth, IL, Phil (Tita) of Irving, TX, Joyce (John) Grana of Beach Park, IL, Jean (Richard) Loercher of Whitefish, MT, Perry (Alma) of Fairbury, IL, and Janet Jennings of Sun City, AZ; 18 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; four step grandchildren; one great-great grandson; two foreign exchange students: Gabriell of Uruguay and Satchet of Turkey; her siblings: Karlie Weishaupt of Mackinaw, IL, Elsie Goeken of Pekin, IL, and Joe (Margaret) of Ft. Meade, FL; four sister-in-laws; and many nieces and nephews. Viola was preceded in death by her husband of almost 60 years, one step great granddaughter, two sisters, and three brothers. Viola was a homemaker and also worked at Fairbury Hospital for about 20 years as a nurse’s aide and did mending at the nursing home in Piper City for several years. She was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church and the First Baptist Church of Chatsworth prior to its closing. Viola was a past member of the Livingston County Home and Community Education, Royal Neighbors of America, and the Chatsworth American Legion Auxiliary. Viola was a loving mom, grandma, great grandma, great-great grandma, sister, aunt, and friend who will be greatly missed.

Viola M.  Augsburger

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Obit of Tonia L. "Toni" (Peterson) Roberts

CHATSWORTH — Tonia L. “Toni” Roberts, 51, of Chatsworth, died at 12:16 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 9, 2016) at Pontiac Healthcare and Rehab, Pontiac. Memorial service: 3 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, Chatsworth. Pastor Ed Bunt will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials: to her family. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth, is assisting the family. Survivors: her boyfriend, Terrance Muscalino, Chatsworth; three sons, Erik Stow, Chatsworth; Aaron (Tammy) Stow, Chatsworth; and Jason (Nicole Tonne) Stow, Melvin; two grandchildren; and siblings, Terri (Randy) Runyon, Cabot, Ark., and Tim Peterson, Cabot, Ark. Condolences may be left at

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Obit of Betty Marie (Decker) Lang

PONTIC — Betty Marie Decker Lang, 66, of Pontiac, passed away at 8:25 a.m. Monday (Nov. 7, 2016) at Heritage Health, Minonk, after a courageous two-year battle with cancer. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, with the Rev. Dr. Richard Riley officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the funeral home. According to her wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Inurnment will be at Chatsworth Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Livingston County Relay for Life. Betty was born April 11, 1950, in Pontiac, a daughter of Harold L. and Esther J. Budde Decker. She married Carl E. Lang Jr. on March 13, 1975, at First Lutheran Church, Pontiac. He passed away on Feb. 24, 2009. She is survived by her mother, Esther Decker; one sister, Lila Decker; one brother, Ted (Cristyl) Decker; her mother-in-law, Veva Lang; sisters-in-law; one uncle; several aunts; many cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father and husband. Betty was educated in the Streator schools, graduating high school in the class of 1968. She had various jobs, including working at Motorola/Quasar, baby-sitting and housekeeping. Betty was a member of First Lutheran Church, Pontiac. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

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Obit of Dorothy Jean (Barrett) Krueger

Dorothy Jean Krueger, 76, of Gilman, IL., died 10:07 A.M., Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at her home in Gilman. Her Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman, with Pastor Pete Hinrich officiating. Inurnment will be in the Danforth Cemetery, Danforth, IL. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman. Memorials may be made to the Donor's Choice. Dorothy was born on September 9, 1940 in Risk, IL., to Marion and Clara (Francis) Barrett. She was raised in Chatsworth, IL., and attended schools there. She married Willard G. Krueger on November 5, 1961 in Chatsworth. He died on March 21, 2005. Dorothy is survived by four daughters - Pam (Bob) Plante of Herscher, IL., Tammy Harweger of Chattanooga, TN., Susan (Wayne) Hanson of Gilman and Shelley (Todd) Ponton of Ashkum, IL. Six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One brother - Jerry (Carolyn) Barrett of Chatsworth, IL., and one sister - Mary Ellen Burnside of Kentland, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and special mom - Irene Hughes. Dorothy attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gilman. She had worked for Parker's Cleaners in Chatsworth for many years and was also a certified nursing assistant at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth. Dorothy retired in 2005. Dorothy enjoyed being with her family. Arrangements by the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman, IL. Please sign the guest book at
Dorothy Jean Krueger

Tuesday, November 8, 2016