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Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Terry L. Brown
Terry L Brown, 80, of Vandalia, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at his home. He was born on April 4, 1940, in Vandalia, son of Dennis and Edna Brown. Terry married Vicki Frazier on June 16, 1962 in Elgin.He was the retired owner of Bo-K Flower and Gifts, and had previously managed... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Dec. 7 to Dec. 16, 2020.
Terry Duane Winters
Terry Duane Winters, 63, of Brownstown, passed away on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at his home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at First Christian Church of Brownstown, with Mr. Duane Willms officiating. Interment will follow in Griffith Cemetery in rural Brownstown. Visitation... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Dec. 7 to Dec. 16, 2020.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Jeffery Walt Belcher
Jeffery Walt Belcher, 57, of Patoka, died at 4:40 am Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020.Services will be held at Day Macz Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, with open visitation from 11a.m.-1 p.m. Private funeral services will be held for family and closest friends. At the family's request... Read More
Day Macz Funeral Homes - Sandoval
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, 2020.
Norman D. Brown
Norman D. Brown, 70, of Vandalia, formerly of Ramsey, passed away on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Vandalia Rehab and Healthcare Center in Vandalia.Private family services will be held at a later date. Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can... Read More
Miller Funeral Homes - Ramsey
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, 2020.
Larry Keith Cable
Larry Keith Cable, 81, of Vandalia, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at SBL Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.Private family services will be held, with the Rev. Bruce Sasse officiating. Interment will follow at Forbis Cemetery, Brownstown. A walk-thru visitation will be... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, 2020.
Rev. Robert William "Bob" Carter Jr.
The Rev. Robert William "Bob" Carter Jr., 84, of Vandalia, passed away at 7:54 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at SBL Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at First Baptist Church in Brownstown, with the Revs. Olen Evans and Joe Lawson officiating... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 27 to Dec. 9, 2020.
Wayne F. Forehand Sr.
Wayne F. Forehand Sr., 85, formerly of Vandalia, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, surrounded by family at his daughter's home in Springfield. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at McInturff Cemetery in rural Vandalia, with Pastor Greg Tucker officiating... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 27 to Dec. 9, 2020.
Rollin Dudley Gathe
Rollin Dudley Gathe, 64, of Seymour, Tenn., formerly of Vandalia, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Memorials: FAYCO Enterprises or Crawford-Hale American Legion Post... Read More
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, 2020.
Carolyn L. Hortenstine (Ballard)
Carolyn L. Hortenstine, 91, of Ramsey, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at her home in Ramsey.Private family graveside services will be held 2 p.m. on Sunday at the family farm in rural Ramsey, with Pastor Larry Daniel officiating. Memorials: Ramsey Community School Reading... Read More
Miller Funeral Homes - Ramsey
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, 2020.
Paula J. Ignat (Koester)
Paula J. (Koester) Ignat, 58, of Richton Park, died at 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at her home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown, with the Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. A socially distanced visitation will be held from... Read More
Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, 2020.
Richard M. Lowe
Richard M. Lowe, 97, of St. Elmo, died at 10:55 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Eff-ingham. A private family service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery, with Dan Laack officiating and military rites by the American Legion Post 420 of... Read More
Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 25 to Dec. 9, 2020.
Vernus C. Lytle (Chatham)
Vernus C. Lytle, 93 of Brownstown, died at 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo.A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Griffith Cemetery in rural Brownstown, with Rev. Olen Evans officiating. Gieseking Funeral Home in... Read More
Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 25 to Dec. 9, 2020.
Mary A. Sparks
Mary A. Sparks, 89, of Vandalia, passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at SBL Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorials: Fayette County Cancer Fund. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences... Read More
Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
Published in The Leader-Union from Dec. 1 to Dec. 9, 2020.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Mary Elizabeth Engelbrektson (Bailey)
Mary Elizabeth Engelbrektson, 91, of Vandalia, formerly of Superior, Wis., passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at SBL Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care in Vandalia.A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials: Donor's choice. Hohlt and File Funeral... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2, 2020.
Thomas Jerry Givens
Thomas Jerry Givens, 88, of Vandalia, passed away at 4:33 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Ind.A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Mother of Dolors Catholic Church in Vandalia with the Rev. Fr. Scott Snider officiating.... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 20 to Dec. 2, 2020.
Arthur "Arkell" Harnetiaux
Arthur "Arkell" Harnetiaux, 94, of Vandalia, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Hillsboro Rehab & Healthcare Center in Hillsboro.Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Unity Baptist Church in Vandalia, with Pastor Robert Weaver officiating. Burial with military... Read More
Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2, 2020.
Wanda Lorraine Julius (Haslett)
Wanda Lorraine Julius, 90, of St. Elmo, passed away at 6:48 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.A private family funeral service will be held. Due to COVID-19 concerns, those attending the private service are asked to wear a mask and follow social distancing... Read More
Pagel Funeral Home - St. Elmo
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 23 to Dec. 2, 2020.
Mila Marcille Leach (Blurton)
Mila Marcille (Blurton) Leach, 83, of St. Charles, Mo. and formerly of the St. Elmo area, passed away at home at 7:55 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020.A walk-through viewing will be open to the public from noon-2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo. Due to COVID-19... Read More
Kessel Funeral Home
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2, 2020.
Leland "Ray" Mahon
Leland "Ray" Mahon, 72, of Hondo, Texas, formerly of Brownstown, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, after month of failing health.Burial will be at a later date in Pilcher Cemetery in rural Brownstown.Mr. Mahon was born on June, 19, 1948, to Jesse and Ruth Mahon... Read More
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 22 to Dec. 2, 2020.
Dale Franklin Paslay
Dale Franklin Paslay, 91 of Cottage Hills, formerly of Fayette County, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Morningside Assisted Living of Godfrey, where he resided for the past few years after a lingering illness.Service... Read More
Kull Funeral Home
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 24 to Dec. 2, 2020.
Jeffrey D. Reeter
Jeffrey D. Reeter, 56, of Vandalia, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at HSHS St. John's Hospital, in Springfield, IL.Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Unity Baptist Church in Vandalia, with Pastor Robert Weaver, officiating. Visitation will be held from... Read More
Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2, 2020.
Dr. James Gerard Tarter
James Gerard Tarter, M. D., of Belleville, passed away on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.A private celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at St. Francis Xavier College Church at St. Louis University. There will be a livestream... Read More
BOPP CHAPEL
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2, 2020.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Joe E. Devore
Joe E. Devore, 82, of Mulberry Grove, passed away on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield.Private graveside services will be accorded. Memorials: First Christian Church, Greenville. Young Funeral Home in Greenville was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences... Read More
Young Funeral Home
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 11 to Nov. 25, 2020.
Malinda Mae Hinton (Magnus)
Malinda Mae Hinton, 88, of St. Elmo, passed away at 6:40 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.A private family funeral service will be held. A walk-through viewing will be open to the public from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in... Read More
Pagel Funeral Home - St. Peter
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 16 to Nov. 25, 2020.
Ramona Elaine Jackson (Caylor)
Ramona Elaine Jackson, 91, formerly of Ramsey, went home to be with the Lord at 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Ramsey Cemetery in Ramsey, with Pastor Larry Daniel officiating. Visitation will be held from 9-10:45 a.m... Read More
Miller Funeral Homes - Ramsey
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 14 to Nov. 25, 2020.
Rev. John James Merriman
The Rev. John James (Jim) Merriman, 93, of Mobile, Ala., formerly of Vandalia, went to meet His Savior on Nov. 7, 2020.It was Jim's wish to be cremated and to be interred at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort, Ala. Services will be held on Friday at Luke... Read More
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 14 to Nov. 25, 2020.
Francis Joseph Schatz
Francis Joseph Schatz, 95, of Farina, passed away on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont. No visitation will be held, and there will be a private burial in St. Anne Cemetery in Edgewood due to COVID-19 concerns for everyone's welfare. A memorial Mass will be... Read More
Pagel Funeral Home - St. Peter
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 16 to Nov. 25, 2020.
Charles R. Sharp
Charles Russell Sharp, 92, of Vandalia died on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at his home.A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church chapel in Vandalia, with pastor Tom Goodell officiating. Mr. Sharp was born on Sept. 6, 1928, in Denver... Read More
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 11 to Nov. 25, 2020.
Georgianne Tompkins (Edwards)
Georgianne Tompkins, 79, of Smithboro, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday.Mrs. Tompkins... Read More
Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 11 to Nov. 25, 2020.
Robert Franklin Ward
Robert Franklin Ward, 70, of Otego Township, Vandalia, passed away at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.Per Bob's wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials: Arm Prairie Christian... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 16 to Nov. 25, 2020.
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Sandra Jo McFarland (Kuhn)
Sandra J. McFarland, 71, AltamontSandra Jo McFarland, 71, of Altamont, died at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.A private family graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery in Altamont with Roger McIntire officiating. Memorials... Read More
Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
Published in The Leader-Union on Nov. 21, 2020.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Violet Lodema Braasch (Dial)
Violet Lodema Braasch, 94, of Shobonier, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at the Fireside House of Centralia.Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church at Augsburg, with Pastor Timothy Landskroener officiating. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 10 to Nov. 18, 2020.
Mary C. Harrison (Hobson)
Mary C. Harrison, 83, of Bloomington, formerly of St. Elmo, died at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at The Villas of Hollybrook in Bloomington.There will be no services at this time. Private family graveside services will be held at Sidener Cemetery, rural St. Elmo. A celebration... Read More
Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 10 to Nov. 18, 2020.
Skyler Lee Henson Sr.
Skyler Lee Henson Sr., 37, of Vandalia, passed away tragically on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020.A funeral service will be held at noon on Monday at 8th Day Venue in Vandalia (1405 Veterans Ave.), with Haron Denton officiating. Interment will follow in McInturff Cemetery, rural Vandalia... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 8 to Nov. 18, 2020.
Marie P. Kilzer (Durbin)
Marie P. Kilzer, age 90, of St. Elmo, passed away at 1:38 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 at her home, surrounded by her family. A private family service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in St. Elmo, with the Rev. Fr. Joseph Havrilka officiating, with... Read More
Pagel Funeral Home - St. Peter
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 8 to Nov. 18, 2020.
Juanita "Bernice" Koonce (Spicer)
Juanita Bernice Koonce, 91, of Mendota, formerly of Vandalia and Mulberry Grove, passed away on November 7, 2020, at OSF St. Anthony's Medical Center in Rockford, surrounded by her family.Private services for family and UPC of Mendota church family will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at... Read More
Wasmer Funeral Home
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 10 to Nov. 18, 2020.
Doris A. Piper
Doris A. Piper, 77, of Brownstown, died at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital in O'Fallon.There will be no services at this time. Memorials: donor's choice. Gieseking Funeral Home in Altamont was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be... Read More
Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 8 to Nov. 18, 2020.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Doris Helen Strullmyer (Wollin)
Doris Helen (Wollin) Strullmyer, 92, of Altamont, formerly of Loogootee, peacefully entered her eternal home at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont, where she made her home since 2014 at Luther Terrace and later at Lutheran Care Center as her health... Read More
Pagel Funeral Home - St. Peter
Published in The Leader-Union on Nov. 12, 2020.
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Betty Lou Berry (Tedrick)
Betty Lou Berry, 77, of Vandalia, passed away at 2:55 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield. A Graveside Service and Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at McInturff Cemetery in rural Vandalia, with Steve Sublette officiating... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 29 to Nov. 11, 2020.
Vernon Floyd Blankenship
Vernon Floyd Blankenship, 72, of Vandalia, passed away at 2:05 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at his home.A memorial service with interment at Green Hill Cemetery in VanBurensburg will be held at a later date. Memorials: Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation or Fayette County Health... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 4 to Nov. 11, 2020.
Frederick E. "Fred" Naab
Frederick E. "Fred" Naab, 91, of Vandalia, died on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, at Vandalia Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, with Pastor Larry Daniel officiating. Burial will be in Griffith Cemetery in rural... Read More
Miller Funeral Homes - Ramsey
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 2 to Nov. 11, 2020.
Gary Rolfingsmeier
Gary Rolfingsmeier, 69, of Flanagan, formerly of Vandalia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at 8:10 a.m.Cremation rites were accorded, and there will be no services. Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home in Flanagan was in charge of arrangements. Memorials... Read More
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 1 to Nov. 11, 2020.
Stuart L. Steele Sr.
Stuart Lynn Steele Sr., 69, of Tulsa, Okla., passed away on Oct. 23, 2020, from complications due to COVID-19, in Tulsa.Mr. Steele was born on Aug. 24, 1951, in Tulsa, Okla. 24, 1951 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was the son of Audra "Scottie" (Pelton) Phelps of Tulsa and Lawrence Edward... Read More
Gary Kelley's Add'Vantage Funeral Service
Published in The Leader-Union from Nov. 1 to Nov. 11, 2020.
Louie W. Warner
Louie W. Warner, 90, of Vandalia, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at Vandalia Rehab & Health Care in Vandalia.Graveside services with military rites will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, with Pastor Michael Mohr officiating. Memorials: Holy... Read More
Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 31 to Nov. 11, 2020.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Joyce Ann Bertram (Denton)
Joyce Ann Bertram, 78, of Vandalia, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at SBL Fayette County Hospital in VandaliaServices will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Augsburg, with Pastor Timothy Landskroener officiating. Interment... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 25 to Nov. 4, 2020.
Chuck E. Boggs
Chuck E. Boggs, 72, of Vandalia, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, at the SBL Fayette County Hospital emergency room in Vandalia. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, with military rites and Pastor Doug Wodtka officiating. Visitation... Read More
Miller Funeral Homes - Vandalia
Published in The Leader-Union on Nov. 4, 2020.
Carroll Joe Haynes
Carroll Joe Haynes, 83, of Shobonier, passed away at 12:26 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.A graveside service and Interment will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia, with the Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Memorials:... Read More
Hohlt & File Funeral Home Ltd
Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 27 to Nov. 4, 2020.
Charles R. Hoy
Charles R. Hoy, 76, of Altamont, died at 6:17 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.A private family visitation will be held at Gieseking Funeral Home in Brownstown followed by a public graveside service at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Pilcher Cemetery in rural... Read More
Gieseking-Claggett Funeral Home
Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 22 to Nov. 4, 2020.
Sue Lehr (Ballard)
Sue Lehr, 74, of Ramsey, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at her home.Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Ramsey Christian Church in Ramsey, with Pastor Larry Daniel officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Glendale Cemetery in Fillmore. Visitation will be... Read More
Miller Funeral Homes - Ramsey
Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 27 to Nov. 4, 2020.
Stanley Rich
Stanley Rich, 85, of Cowden, died at 3:48 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at his nephew's residence in rural Herrick.Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, at First Christian Church in Herrick, with the Niehls family officiating. Inurnment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery... Read More
Published in The Leader-Union from Oct. 26 to Nov. 4, 2020.
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