Miscellaneous Champaign County, IL Obituaries

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Joseph Crum Jr.
BROCTON Joseph "Joe" T. Crum Jr., 67, of Brocton died at 9 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at home.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Brocton Christian Church, Brocton. Virgil Haynes will officiate. Burial will be in Franklin Cemetery, Paris, with military rites by Brocton American Legion No. 977.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Taber Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Oakland.

Stephen Dowds
DANVILLE Stephen Henry Dowds, 51, of Danville died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at the Danville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Barrick and Son Funeral Home, 440 N. Walnut St., Danville.

Mildred Harris
RANTOUL Mildred Helen Harris, 98, of Rantoul died Monday (Jan. 25, 1999) at home.
Memorial services and Eastern Star ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Rantoul, 200 S. Century Blvd., Rantoul. The Rev. Robert Freeman and the Rev. Sidney Crowcroft will officiate. Private graveside services will be held at Maplewood Cemetery, Rantoul.
There will be no visitation. Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul, is in charge of arrangements.

Francis Hawthorne
FARMER CITY Funeral services for Francis Andrew Hawthorne, 83, of Farmer City will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, 106 N. Main, Farmer City. The Rev. Dan Hill will officiate.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Hawthorne died at 12:30 p.m. Monday (Jan. 25, 1999) in Gibson Area Community Hospital Annex, Gibson City.

Gretchen Heuer
SPRINGFIELD Gretchen C. Heuer, 92, of Springfield died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at home.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Calvert Funeral Home, 201 S. Center St., Clinton.

Anna Hinrichs
THOMASBORO Anna Margarett Hinrichs, 88, of Thomasboro died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at Manor Care of Urbana.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville. The Rev. James Lehmann will officiate. Burial will be in Kopmann Cemetery, St. Joseph.
Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove, Rantoul, is in charge of arrangements.

Clifford Holt
CLINTON Funeral services for Clifford Edward Holt, 69, of Clinton, formerly of Waynesville, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home, 210 S. Center St., Clinton. The Rev. Robert Hoffmann will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Wapella, with military rites.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mr. Holt died at 12:15 p.m. Monday (Jan. 25, 1999) at St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Albert James
WESTVILLE Albert Ronald James, 66, of Westville died at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at the Danville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lakeside-Urbas Funeral Home, 135 N. West St., Westville. The Rev. Dean Huguet will officiate. Burial will be in the Georgetown Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Joseph Malone
DANVILLE Joseph L. Malone, 74, of Champaign, formerly of Danville, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at the Danville Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St., Danville.

Harold Osborn
DANVILLE Harold T. "Ozzie" Osborn, 86, of Danville died at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan Campus, Danville.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Pape Memorial Home and Cremation Gardens, 10 E. Williams St., Danville.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of the Danville United Church of Christ.

Gilbert Raasch
CHAMPAIGN Gilbert O. Raasch, 95, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, died Jan. 20, 1999, at Calgary.
Information on funeral arrangements was unavailable.
He was hired by the Illinois State Geological Survey in 1946 to re-establish the education program, especially the public field trip program, that had been suspended during World War II. In his six years with the survey, he conducted nearly 50 public field trips. He also assembled a significant portion of the survey's Cambrian-Devonian fossil collection.
He moved to Calgary in 1953 to work as a paleontologist in petroleum exploration for several oil companies. In 1967, he founded Raasch and Associates, a private paleontological consulting firm, which he operated until he was in his 80s.
A symposium, "Gilbert O. Raasch, A Man for All Systems," was held in his honor at the 1997 Geological Society of America North Central meeting in Madison, Wis.

Michael Reynolds
CHAMPAIGN Memorial services for Michael Patrick Reynolds, 45, of Champaign will be at a later date.
Mittendorf-Calvert Funeral Home, 2400 Galen Drive, C, is in charge of arrangements.

Darold Sager Sr.
DANVILLE Funeral services for Darold Dean Sager Sr., 64, of Danville will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Pape Memorial Home and Cremation Gardens, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. The Rev. Jerry Cummins will officiate.
Burial will be in the Danville National Cemetery.
Visitation will from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Sager died at 11:25 a.m. Friday (Jan. 22, 1999) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan Campus, Danville.

Janet Sullivan
DANVILLE Janet Sullivan, 72, of Danville died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Sager Campus, Danville.
Arrangements were incomplete at Pape Memorial Home and Gardens, 10 E. Williams St., Danville.

Laura Sypult
PAXTON Laura E. Sypult, 90, of Paxton died at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Ford-Baier Funeral Home, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton. The Rev. Richard H. Swain will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Steven Vinson
URBANA Steven Vinson, 52, of Urbana died at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., C.

Elizabeth Watson
CHARLESTON Elizabeth "Betty" June Watson, 74, of Charleston died at 9:15 p.m. Monday (Jan. 25, 1999) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. The Rev. Bill Boaz will officiate. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Lucille Young
CLINTON Funeral services for Lucille Young, 81, of Clinton will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Calvert Funeral Home, 201 S. Center St., Clinton. The Rev. Howard Bell will officiate.
Burial will be in DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt.
Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Young died at 9:05 p.m. Monday (Jan. 25, 1999) at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.

Sam Booher
METCALF Sam Booher, 91, of Metcalf died today (Jan. 28, 1999) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Joines Funeral Home, 401 W. Gillogly St., Newman.
Mildred Brown
CHAMPAIGN Mildred Brown, 94, of 505 N. Harris Ave., C, died at 7:40 p.m. Monday (Jan. 25, 1999) at ManorCare Health Services, Urbana.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign. The Rev. A.J. Good will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Heath & Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm St., C, is handling the arrangements.
Ulah Brown Jr.
WAPELLA Ulah Marie Brown Jr., 81, of Wapella died at 9:48 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at DeWitt County Nursing Home, Hallsville.
Arrangements were incomplete at Calvert Funeral Home, 201 S. Center St., Clinton.
Stephen Dowds
URBANA Graveside services for Stephen Henry Dowds, 51, of Urbana will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Danville National Cemetery, Danville, with military rites by American Legion Post No. 210. The Rev. Steve Brady will officiate.
Barrick and Son Funeral Home, 440 N. Walnut St., Danville, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Dowds died at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Danville.
Anthony Ekiss
GARRETT Anthony Lee "Tony" Ekiss, 37, of Garrett died at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at home.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at McMullin-Young Funeral Home, 503 W. Jackson, Sullivan. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan.
There will be no visitation. 
Teresa Ensign
PEORIA Teresa Cheral Ensign, 55, of Peoria, formerly of Bellflower, Saybrook and Arrowsmith, died at 4:22 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at home.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, 106 N. Main St., Farmer City.
Russell Ghere
VILLA GROVE Russell S. "Coach" Ghere, 73, a Villa Grove coach and former Douglas County Board chairman, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Villa Grove United Methodist Church, 302 N. Second St., Villa Grove. The Rev. John Tennyson will officiate. Burial will be in Arcola Cemetery, Arcola, with military rites by Walter Jones VFW Post No. 2876.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Villa Grove High School Gymnasium, Villa Grove.
Joines Funeral Home, Illinois 130 South, Villa Grove, is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Hettmansberger
OAKWOOD Helen Odle Hettmansberger, 77, of Oakwood died at 2 a.m. Friday (Jan. 22, 1999) at her winter home in St. Petersburg, Fla.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church, 420 Walnut St., Danville. The Rev. Dennis Rogers will officiate.

Gretchen Heuer
SPRINGFIELD Graveside services for Gretchen C. Heuer, 92, of Springfield will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Maroa Cemetery, Maroa. The Rev. James Bernhardt will officiate.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvert Funeral Home, 201 S. Center St., Clinton.
Mrs. Heuer died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at home.

Pamela KoehlerKramer
BROOKLYN, N.Y. Pamela E. Koehler-Kramer, 55, of Brooklyn died Jan. 18, 1999, at Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn.
Memorial services were held Jan. 24 at the First Unitarian Church of Brooklyn. Cronin Funeral Home, Brooklyn, handled arrangements.

Harold Osborn
DANVILLE Funeral services for Harold T. "Ozzie" Osborn, 86, of Danville will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Pape Memorial Home and Gardens, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. The Rev. William Riegle will officiate.
Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Osborn died at 5:55 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Logan Campus, Danville.

Michael Reynolds
CHAMPAIGN Memorial services for Michael Patrick Reynolds, 45, of Champaign will be at a later date.
Mittendorf-Calvert Funeral Home, 2400 Galen Drive, C, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Reynolds died at 8:35 a.m. Monday (Jan. 25, 1999) at Urbana.

Marie Streeter
CHARLESTON Marie T. Streeter, 84, of Charleston died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at Mattoon Health Care, Mattoon.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, is in charge of arrangements.

Janet Sullivan
DANVILLE Funeral services for Janet Kathryn Sullivan, 72, of Danville will be at 7 tonight at Pape Memorial Home and Gardens, 10 E. William St., Danville. The Rev. Raymond Gordon will officiate.
Graveside services will be Friday at Danville National Cemetery, Danville.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mrs. Sullivan died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Sager Campus, Danville.

Deward Tomaw
SIDELL Deward E. Tomaw, 72, of Sidell died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center, Danville.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Joines Funeral Home, 108 N. Gray St., Sidell.

Steven Vinson
URBANA Funeral services for Steven E. Vinson, 52, of Urbana will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., C. The Rev. Morris Christman will officiate.
Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Vinson died at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

Brianna VonBehren
IVESDALE Brianna Elizabeth Marie VonBehren, daughter of Jonathan VonBehren and Teresa A. Clark, Ivesdale, was stillborn at 1:07 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Private graveside services will be in Arcola Cemetery.
Edwards Funeral Home, 221 E. Main St., Arcola, is in charge of arrangements.

James Wilson
BROADLANDS James H. Wilson, 92, of Broadlands died at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at home.
Private graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fairfield Cemetery, Newman. The Rev. John Reynolds will officiate.
There will be no visitation.
Joines Funeral Home, 401 W. Gillogly, Newman, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard Young
WOODLAND PARK, Colo. Richard Stanley "Rick" Young, 50, of Woodland Park, formerly of Champaign, died at 7 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 24, 1999) at St. Francis Hospital, Woodland Park.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Mountain Wilderness Memorial Park, Woodland Park.
A family memorial service will be held Saturday at the home of his sister in Urbana.


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