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Friling, Norman  
Friling, Norman, 89, Creve Coeur. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory, Creve Coeur.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 2, 2015
Gilbert, James  
MACKINAW - James W. Gilbert, 69, of Mackinaw, Ill., formerly of Tremont, passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Pekin Hospital. Jim was born May 24, 1945, in Peoria to Ira (Bud) Gilbert and Esther M. Wood. They preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was one brother, Jack. Jim married Rebecca Fawer. He later married Jane Schmick. She survives. Also surviving are five children, Corey Gilbert of Chicago, Curtis (Naomi) of Chicago, Kate-lynn Gilbert of Mackinaw, Dustin Gilbert of Bloomington and Tamara of Mackinaw; four stepchildren, Troy (Lila) Schmick of Dunlap, Tim (Teri) Schmick of Bartonville, Tab Schmick of Bartonville and Taunya Schmick of Bloomington; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Donald (Barbara) Gilbert of Lake Havasu, Ariz. Jim was a Vietnam Army veteran. He was a member of Deer-Creek Legion Post 1276. He had worked for 25 years at Morton Metalcraft. He later worked at NuAir Corp. in Bloomington and Hagel Metal Fabrication in East Peoria. Jim was an avid Cubs, Bears and fighting Illini Fan. He enjoyed watching NASCAR. Cremation rites will be accorded. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Glendale Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Pekin. The Rev. David Jassman will officiate. Military rites will be provided at the cemetery. The family will be greeting friends from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Deer-Creek American Legion, 31473 American Legion Road, Deer Creek, Ill. A remembrance service will be there at 7 p.m. Haensel Funeral Home in Mackinaw is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Mackinaw Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be made at www.haenselfuneralhome.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2015
Grove, Carol  
METAMORA - Carol E. Grove, 71, of Metamora passed away at 10:35 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Carol was born on Jan. 24, 1944, in Washington to Roy and Esther (Wind) Mitman. She married Donald L. Grove in Washington on Sept. 10, 1966. Don passed away on Dec. 22, 2011, in Peoria. Among those surviving are her three children, Keith (Marnie) Grove of Washington, Susan Grove of Metamora and Clint Grove of Metamora; one brother, Ralph (Iola) Mitman of Roanoke; one sister, Bonnie (Robert) Scott of Washington; two very special grandchildren, Benjamin and Katherine Grove; and many nieces and nephews. Carol had worked as a secretary most of her life, starting out at Woodford County Extension Service shortly after high school, and later for many years at Calvary Mennonite Church in Washington. She was always available to help do the farm work and assist her husband, Don, with the various chores, as well as supporting her children and their activities. In recent years, Carol helped fill in as secretary at New Castle Bible Church and was a volunteer for UnityPoint Health-Methodist Hospice. She was a member of New Castle Bible Church and helped in the AWANAS program with the children at the church. For many years, Carol also taught Sunday School and helped in many different capacities to serve her church. Carol was a member of the Woodford County Homemakers Extension HEA and had been a leader in 4H, as well as serving on the 4H committee. Funeral services for Carol will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at New Castle Bible Church, with Pastor Phil Somers and Pastor Dennis Schlappi officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. at the church. Memorials for Carol may be directed to New Castle Bible Church or UnityPoint Health-Methodist Hospice. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.masonfuneralhomes.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 2, 2015
Hartweger, Lynn  
Hartweger, Lynn, 78, Bushnell. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell.
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Herman, Delbert - East Peoria  
EAST PEORIA - The Rev. Delbert Herman, age 89, of East Peoria, Ill., passed away and entered heaven at 8:58 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, with his wife of 70 years and their children at his side. He was born in Armington, Ill., on Oct. 18, 1925, the son of Henry and Mary Jackson Herman. He married Ieda Jonasdottir on March 25, 1945, in Reykjavik, Iceland, while stationed there during World War II with the United States Navy. She survives. Surviving are his children, Lucille Baker of Hudson, Ill., Del (Carina) Herman of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, Marian Tucker of Owen, Wis., Peggy Herman of Seattle, Wash., Christine (Larry) Butterfield of Chicago, Ill., Myra (Donald) Chaput of Draper, Utah, Jonathan (Susan) Herman of Colorado Springs, Colo., Timothy (Bonnie) Herman of Peoria, Ill., Della (Alan) Schmidt of Winona, Minn., and Heidi Herman of Morton, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bill Herman of Minonk, Ill. His parents, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. The Rev. Herman pastored churches in Bentown, Bloomington, Pontiac, Peoria and Chillicothe and was the founder of Bible Truth Crusade and Midwest Bible College in Bloomington. He also built several churches in central Illinois. The culmination of his ministry is the recently completed study guide for the Book of Revelations which will be available soon at bibledecisiontime.org . His visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the New Beginnings Church of God, 814 Jersey Ave., Normal Ill. His homecoming celebration will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. The Reverend Herman's three sons will be officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard at the church. Burial will follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to Compassion International or a ministry of choice. Please mail your memorial to New Beginnings Church of God, 814 Jersey Ave., Normal, IL 61761, attention Lucille Baker. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington, Ill., is in charge of arrangements. Please view the obituary and share your condolences and memories online at www.calvertmemorial.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2015
Hieronymus Jr., Stephen M.  
Hieronymus, Stephen M. Jr., 45, Washington. Mason-White Funeral Home, Washington.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 2, 2015
Johnson, Thomas W.  
Johnson, Thomas W., 84, East Peoria, formerly of Morton. The Wilton Mortuary, Peoria.
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 2, 2015
McDonald, Erma  
PEKIN - Erma M. McDonald, 94, of Pekin passed away at 5:04 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. She was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Orchard Mines, Ill., to Antonio and Rose Alessi Menghi. She married Thomas M. McDonald on Sept. 1, 1950, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents; infant brother, Lino Menghi; and sister, Mary J. Dalcher on Jan. 23, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Bridgett McDonald of Pekin; nieces, Mary Ann Ladendorf of Pekin and Susan G. (Steve) McLoughlin of Pekin; nephew, Robert C. (Pam) Dalcher of Pekin; brother-in-law, Calvin D. Dalcher of Pekin; four great-nieces; three great-nephews; seven great-great-nieces; and five great-great-nephews. Erma graduated from Pekin Community High School in 1939. She retired from CPC International in 1977 after 30 years. She was the assistant to the purchasing agent at the time of her retirement. She previously worked for Pekin Township Supervisor Ed Conaghan from 1939 to 1941. Erma was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin, where she was a member of the Council of Catholic Women, the Choir and the St. Vincent DePaul Society. She was also a member of the Pekin Coalition for Equality and she volunteered as a counselor for TCRC Inc. Ann Benjamin Camp Program. A special thank you to the home care staff Carla and Monique and to the staff at Riverview. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin. Father Michael Andrejek will officiate. A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 4, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a rosary at 4:30 p.m. at Abts Mortuary in Pekin. Burial will follow the services at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry Program in her name. The family has entrusted Abts Mortuary in Pekin with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at abtsmortuary.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star on Mar. 2, 2015
Musgrove, Albert  
EAST PEORIA - Albert "Al" D. Musgrove, 90, of East Peoria passed away at 3:27 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. He was born on Oct. 2, 1924, in Mankato, Kan., to Orley and Susie Dickson Musgrove. He married Betty J. Fouts on Jan. 26, 1946, in Peoria. He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Rick) Brown of East Peoria; his son, Kenneth (Donna) Musgrove of Moline; four granddaughters, Rayme (Justin) Johansen of Castle Rock, Colo., and Rena, Kenzi and Kristen Musgrove, all of Peoria; two grandsons, Nathan (Jami) Brown of Washington and Trevor (Desirea) Brown of East Peoria; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, David Musgrove; three sisters, Marie Conyers, Nina Todd and Shirley Lewis, all of Kansas; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents; son, Dennis; grandson, Joshua; three brothers; and two sisters. He served in the Army during World War II as an engineer and also served as chaplain when needed. He retired from the Ag Lab in Peoria in 1990. After retiring, he worked several years as a bagger at local grocery stores. "Pastor Al" was a member of Peoria First Assembly of God for over 60 years, where he faithfully served in all areas of the church. His life was centered around his faith and family. He lived every day to honor God and it showed in everything he did and said. He will be greatly missed, but is now rejoicing with his Lord. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., with funeral following at 11 a.m., on Friday, March, 6, 2015, at Peoria First Assembly of God. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Peoria First's Missions Fund or a veterans charity of your choice. Albert's memorial website may be viewed at www.cumerford.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2015
Price, Iva - Peoria  
PEORIA - Iva M. Price, age 92, of Peoria passed away at 9:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. She was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Tunnel Hill, Ill., to Walter and Hattie (Riley) Vinson. They preceded her in death, along with one grandson, Michael Chapai; one great-great-granddaughter, Aliannah; two sisters; and two brothers. Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Price of Peoria, Sharon (KoKo) Chapai of Peoria and Vickie Price of Peoria; four grandchildren, Josh Chapai, Marnia Chapai, Vanessa Farraher and Lacey Englebrecht; 10 great-grandchildren, Bradley, Justin, Andrew, Gage, Kameron, Joshua and Caden Chapai, Raven and Scott Gordon and Elizabeth Ayler; and three great-great-grandchildren, Carter, Brayden and K.J. Iva was a cook at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria for 20 years. She was a member of the Methodist Medical Center Retirees Club. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria. Private graveside services will be Wednesday in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. Please view Iva's obituary online at www.Davison-Fulton.com .
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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2015
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