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Obit of Camille Catherine Kurtenbach

posted Nov 20, 2015, 11:08 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Nov 20, 2015, 11:08 AM ]

CHATSWORTH — Camille Catherine Kurtenbach, 25, of Oak Park, died Nov. 13, 2015. Service: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 611 Randolph Street, Oak Park. Visitation: noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial: 2 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Chatsworth. Local arrangements are being handled by Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth. Survivors: her parents, Jerry and Susan Kurtenbach, and brother, Kyle. Memorials: Unite Our World, 128 Valle Escondido Drive, Durango, CO 81303. Unite Our World is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food, medicine, education and hope to the children of Uganda. http://uniteourworld.org/ This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at calvertmemorial.com.

Obit of Gary D. Kinney

posted Nov 17, 2015, 5:22 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Nov 17, 2015, 5:22 AM ]

Gary D. Kinney, 70 of Chatsworth, IL, died Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 5:30PM at Piper City Rehab and Living Center, Piper City, IL. His funeral will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:00AM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Chatsworth with Pastor Mauricio Vieira officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, IL. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00-8:00PM at the church. Memorials in Gary’s name may be made to the Chatsworth Fire Department or a charity of the donor’s choice. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth is handling the arrangements. Gary was born on December 3, 1944 in Thomasboro, IL, a son of Basil and Maxine (Schroyer) Kinney. He married Linda Gerth on March 11, 1973 in Chatsworth, IL. Survivors include: Linda Kinney of Chatsworth, IL; two sons: Brad Kinney of Normal, IL and Tyler Kinney of Chatsworth, IL; two brothers: Lester Kinney of Sidney, IL and Larry Kinney of Loda, IL; one sister: Linda Walker of TN. Gary was educated in Paxton Schools and a graduate of Paxton High School. He was employed as a deputy with the Ford County Sherriff’s Dept. and later was head of the water and sewer dept. for the City of Chatsworth for 27 years. Gary was a volunteer fireman for the Chatsworth Fire Dept. for 37 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church-Chatsworth.
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Obit of Michael J. Seibold

posted Nov 14, 2015, 6:07 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew

CHAMPAIGN – Michael J. Seibold, 87, of Champaign passed away on Friday (Nov. 13, 2015) at home. He was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Bloomington, Ill., to Michael Martin and Daisy Fuller Seibold. He was married to Lois Twiehaus on March 29, 1952. She survives. Mike grew up and attended school in Chatsworth. After graduating high school, he joined his father in the construction business until entering the Army and serving during the Korean War. After returning from Korea, Mike began his career in the farm implement business, working for the Dillavou Case dealership in Urbana. He then transferred to the MasseyFerguson dealership and worked in all areas, beginning as a mechanic, then bookkeeper, then salesman and retiring as store manager after 28 years. Even after retiring, he went back to part-time sales at Shaff Implement as he had a great love for farming. He also helped his son-in-law and grandson in the fields and was doing what he loved just a few weeks prior to his death - driving a tractor in the field. In addition to farm equipment, he had a passion for cars and could be found most Sunday mornings touring the car lots looking for his next vehicle. He loved growing roses and being outside in his yard. For many years, he enjoyed bowling with his friends in leagues at Arrowhead, Western and Old Orchard, and at one time his team held the highest three-game series in the county. Survivors include his wife, Lois; his daughter, Sandy (Stan) Harper of Ogden; and his son, Mike (Jean) of Savoy. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Michael, Laura and Joseph; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, James Seibold, John Seibold, Claude Bailey and Harry Bailey. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy, followed by a private family service. Memorials may be made to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank or Carle Hospice. Condolences may be made atwww.morganmemorialhome.com

Obit of Carl Frank Rosenthal

posted Nov 11, 2015, 8:55 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Nov 11, 2015, 8:55 AM ]

Chatsworth, Ill.
 Carl Frank Rosenthal, 68, of Chatsworth, formerly of Fairbury, died at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at Piper City Rehab and Living Center, Piper City. Cremation rites will be accorded and a celebration of life will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 21, at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth.
 Carl was born Jan. 9, 1947, in Elgin, a son of Carl Augustus and Dorothy Ida (Van Dusen) Rosenthal. He married Carolyn Sue Burns on April 17, 1970, in Elgin. They separated in 1999 and divorced in 2005. Survivors include two children, Mary (Wesley) Mansfield, Odell, and Donna Rosenthal, Rankin; two grandchildren, Elijah Rosenthal, Sumner and Emily Mansfield, Odell; and two greatgrandchildren. His parents; one sister, Doloris Curtis; and one brother, Donald Rosenthal, preceded Carl in death. Carl was a graduate of Crystal Lake High School. During the Vietnam era, Carl served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked at PTC Alliance in Fairbury for 37 years before relocating to Lake Havasu City, Ariz. in 1999. He returned to Illinois in 2007. Carl enjoyed spending time on his computer and chatting with his Farmville friends. Memorials in Carl’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at calvertmemorial.com.

Obit of Mildred (Fox) Diller

posted Nov 7, 2015, 5:59 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Nov 7, 2015, 5:59 AM ]

CHATSWORTH — Mildred Katherine Diller, 84, of Chatsworth, passed away at 4:23 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 5, 2015) at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Chatsworth United Methodist Church, Chatsworth. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Burial will follow service at Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to S.E.L.C.A.S. or Chatsworth United Methodist Church. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth, is handling arrangements for the family. Mildred was born June 9, 1931, in Charlottesville, Va., a daughter of Ashby and Martha Layman Fox. She married James Diller on Feb. 20, 1954, in Greenwood, Va. He survives. Also surviving are their four children, James Earl “Jed” (Kelly) Diller, Timothy Fox Diller, Katie Cavanagh and David (Kay) Diller, all of Chatsworth; her grandchildren, AJ, Alex, Megan and Carly Diller; Matt Cavanagh; Kacie (Nathan) Hunter; Adam (Jordi) Cavanagh; Kristin Diller; and Kari (Joel) King. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Samuel Fox; and one son-in-law, Daniel Cavanagh. Mildred was educated in the Greenwood, Va., area. She attended the William and Mary Women’s College until she was old enough to go to nursing school at Grace Hospital in Virginia. She was a registered nurse for a long time. She served on the trustee board at Fairbury Hospital. Mildred was previously president of the Illinois Lung Association. She was a member of Chatsworth United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing bridge, euchre or any type of card games. Mildred also enjoyed traveling, the mountains and warm weather. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at calvertmemorial.com.
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Obit of Regina (Swanick) Hornickel

posted Oct 28, 2015, 4:45 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Oct 28, 2015, 4:47 AM ]

CHATSWORTH – Regina "Biddy" Hornickel, 89, of Chatsworth passed away at 8:25 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 25, 2015) at Fairview Haven Retirement Community in Fairbury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth, with Father Richard Brunskill officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth and one hour prior to Mass on Saturday at the church. Rosary service will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday prior to visitation. Burial will follow services at Germanville Township Cemetery in rural Chatsworth. Memorial contributions may be made to H.O.P.E. Church or S.E.L.C.A.S. Regina was born on Feb. 1, 1926, at home in Roberts, a daughter of James and Regina (Kemmer) Swanick. She married Harold Hornickel on April 19, 1947, and they were married for nearly 66 years. He passed away on April 3, 2013. She is survived by her sons, Jim (Bev) of Normal, Dennis (Gayle) and David (Ann Hanson, special friend), all of Chatsworth; one daughter, Rosemarie (Steve) Umland of Champaign; nine granddaughters, Emily (Jay) Fleischmann, Trisha (Neal) Murphy, Abby (Michael) Bradley, Stephanie Doss (fiance Nick Zmia), Mandi Hornickel, Lindsey Hornickel (Scott Hay), Jessica Hornickel, Bethany Chilsted (Jason Martin, special friend), and Brittany Myers (Adam French, special friend); five great-grandchildren, Shafer and Harper Fleischmann, Adam Doss, Bianca Hay and Eliana Murphy; and one sister, Rosanna Dupree of Tucson, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Francis Swanick; and two sisters, Dolores Swanick and Grace Bachtold. Regina was educated in the Roberts schools, graduating from Roberts High School. Prior to getting married, she worked at State Farm for four years. Regina met Harold taking lunch out to the threshermen in the fields. They were married and she stayed home with the kids and sold Avon for a number of years. She was a member of Germanville Club, Kitchen Band, Altar and Rosary Society, Charlotte Home Extension and many bridge clubs. Regina enjoyed traveling, playing cards, bingo, baking, gardening, reading and crocheting. Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with them. She leaves behind her special buddy, Blackie the cat. Regina was a loving mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt and friend who will be greatly missed. This obituary may be viewed and condolences left for the family at calvertmemorial.com.

Obit of Jeanne (Knittles) Dieken

posted Oct 27, 2015, 4:50 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Oct 27, 2015, 4:50 AM ]

Jeanne K. Dieken, 90, of Danforth, IL., formerly of Hazelhurst, Wisconsin, died 8:45 A.M. on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Luther Place in Danforth, IL.. Her Memorial Service wil be held at a later date. Jeanne was born in Chatsworth, IL., on January 8, 1925 to William G. & Reva Frances (Wells) Knittles. Her childhood was spent in Chatsworth. She graduated from Chatsworth High School in 1943 and attended - Illinois State University, Normal, IL., Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL., and Northern University in Dekalb, IL. Jeanne married Earl Dieken on September 27, 1947 in Danforth, IL. He survives. Also surviving are two sons - Jeff and Bill and a daughter - Kris. Four grandchildren - Kelly, Eric, Lauren and Sadie. Five great-grandchildren - Cameron, Gavin, Ruby, Addison and Paige. Sister - Norma Boyce of Lexington, IL. Sister-in-law - Phyllis Dieken of Danforth. Several nieces and nephews Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents and a brother - Bill Knittles She was a member of the Ascension Lutheran Church in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Jeanne was a school teacher and librarian. She enjoyed reading and loved to golf with her husband.. Arrangements by the Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman and Bolger Funeral Home in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Please sign the guest book atwww.redeniusfuneralhomes.com

Obit of Vicky (Holbrook) Weller

posted Oct 21, 2015, 6:00 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Oct 21, 2015, 6:01 AM ]

Vicky K. Weller, 38 of Chatsworth died Friday, October 16, 2015 at 1:40PM in Piper City, IL. Cremation rites will be accorded after a visitation on Wednesday from 5:00-8:00PM at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Chatsworth, IL. . Inurnment will be on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 12:00 PM Noon at Brenton Township Cemetery, Piper City, IL. with Rev. Brian King officiating. A celebration of life will be held after the burial. Memorials in Vicky’s name may be made to her children. Vicky was born on January 12, 1977 at Bridgeview,IL., a daughter of Carl and Kathleen (Dodson) Holbrook. She married John F. Weller Jr. on January 10, 2006 at Paxton, IL. He survives in Chatsworth. Also surviving are four children: Alexander Oronia of Assumption, IL.; Haley Haminton of Chatsworth, IL.; Lucas Weller and Hunter Weller of Chatsworth, IL.; one brother: Tim Holbrook of Manteno, IL. and one sister: Pam Abney of Channahon, IL. Vicky was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. Vicky was educated in Argo High School and received her Medical Coding certificate from Ultimate Medical Academy. She was a homemaker.

Obit of Daniel Patrick Cavanagh

posted Oct 13, 2015, 6:41 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Oct 13, 2015, 6:42 AM ]

Daniel Patrick Cavanagh, 65, of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 6:10 am on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at his residence in Chatsworth, IL. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth with Monsignor Michael C. Bliss officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 1:00 pm on Saturday prior to the service at the church. Holy Rosary will be recited at 9:30 am before the visitation. Burial will follow mass at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Chatsworth, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to HOPE Church, MSA Coalition research, or Advocate Hospice in Normal, IL. Dan was born March 17, 1950 in Fairbury, IL a son of Emmett and Lillian (Galle) Cavanagh. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister and brother in law, Ellen and Robert Lawless. He leaves behind Katie Cavanagh and their three children: Matt Cavanagh of Chatsworth, IL, Kacie (Nathan) Hunter of Woodlawn, IL, and Adam (Jordi) Cavanagh of Chatsworth, IL; and one brother: Michael Cavanagh of Chicago, IL Dan was educated at Sts. Peter Paul School in Chatsworth. He went to Chatsworth High School graduating in 1968. Dan received a bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Southern Illinois University in 1972. He began working at Comlara Park (Evergreen Lake) attributing to reforestation, campground, and nature development of the park. He spent the remainder of his career in Ag Chemicalsales until his retirement in 2012. He was a lifetime member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Dan was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Sons of the American Legion. Dan loved opening day of pheasant season and hunting of all kinds. He was a lifelong Chicago White Sox and Indy 500 fan. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and seeing them grow up. He was a loving husband, dad, and friend who will be greatly missed. Dan was also proud that he never had to see the Cubs win a World Series.
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Obit of Richard G. Dohman

posted Oct 11, 2015, 4:35 AM by Mary Runyon-Hanshew   [ updated Oct 11, 2015, 4:37 AM ]

SAUNEMIN — Richard George Dohman, 88, of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Saunemin, Chatsworth and LaBelle, Mo., passed away Friday (Oct. 9, 2015) at his home. Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at LaBelle Cemetery, LaBelle, Mo., with Father Angelus Minj officiating. Coder Funeral Chapel, LaBelle, is in charge of arrangements. Survivors: his wife, Patricia Dohman, Columbia, Mo; three children, Teresa Gronewald, Camp Point; Frank (Jackie) Dohman, Canton, Mo.; and Lisa Nelson, Morris; two stepdaughters, Sheila Lumley and Robin Lumley, both of Columbia, Mo.; two sisters, Mary Lou Teel, Chatsworth, and Anne Deany, Danforth; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

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