Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Obit of Richard Gragert

PONTIAC — Richard Gragert, 72, of Pontiac, died at 12:25 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 24, 2016) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Cremation rites will be accorded and a private family service will be at a later date. Memorials in Richard’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, is handling the arrangements. Richard was born Oct. 20, 1943, in Odell, a son of Ben and Ruby McWhorter Gragert. He married Judith Galloway on June 1, 1985, in Chatsworth. She survives in Pontiac. Also surviving are three children, Chad Gragert, Odell; Jeremy Donnelly, Bloomington; and Bria (Rocky) Salinas, Pontiac; five grandchildren, Morgan and Jacob Donnelly; Landon and Taylor Salinas; and Sydney Gragert; and one brother, Steve Gragert, Pontiac. Dick was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Mick Gragert. Richard was educated in Odell schools and was a graduate of Odell High School. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force from 1963 to 1967. He was employed at the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department for 26 years. He was director of the 911 call center in Pontiac, and also had been employed at the Illinois Department of Transportation. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Chatsworth. This obituary may be viewed and guestbook signed atwww.calvertmemorial.com.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Obit of James D. Dopler

Posted Jan. 12, 2016 Daily Leader
Chatsworth, Ill. A celebration of life service for James D. Dopler, 64, Chatsworth, formerly of East Moline, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Chatsworth American Legion.
 James died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac. James was retired from Caterpillar as a machinist. 
Memorials may be made to Bowlesburg Elementary School, Silvis.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Obit of Lois J. (Twiehaus) Seibold

CHAMPAIGN – Lois J. Seibold, 84, of Champaign passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, at the Champaign-Urbana Rehab Center in Savoy. She was born Oct. 12, 1931, in Fairbury to Edward Twiehuas and Vera Ehlers Twiehaus. She married Michael Joseph Seibold on March 29, 1952; he preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 2015. Lois grew up on a farm south of Piper City and attended schools in Piper City and Roberts. After the accidental death of her father when she was only 7, she and her mother moved to Piper City. Upon graduation from high school, she was ready for the "big city" and moved to Urbana where she began working at Carle Foundation Hospital until a family was started. After a few years at home when her children were young, she went back to work at the University of Illinois and retired in 1996 after 30-plus years of service. In retirement, she volunteered with the Carle Auxiliary. Lois loved to play cards and participated in several bridge groups. She also golfed in the Women's league at Urbana Country Club for several years and bowled for many years in local leagues. Lois' favorite pastime, though, was spending time with her family, attending family sporting events and being a homemaker. Survivors include her daughter, Sandy (Stan) Harper of Ogden; and her son, Michael E. (Jean) Seibold of Savoy. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Michael Harper, Laura (Mitch) Harris and Joseph Seibold; and one great-grandchild. Lois was preceded in death by her father, her mother and her stepfather, Wesley Hawthorne. A private family service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be offered online at www.morganmemorialhome.com. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.