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4/20/1954 - 9/6/2014
Brimfield, IL ...
Dale L. Ham - 84
6/14/1930 - 9/3/2014
Peoria, IL ...
Stephan D. "Deacon" Harwood - 64
10/2/1949 - 9/3/2014
Princeville, IL ...
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2/8/1958 - 8/30/2014
Princeville, IL ...
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10/15/1931 - 8/29/2014
Toulon, IL ...

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Timothy Davidson - 18

9/19/1995 - 8/29/2014
Toulon, IL

Toulon – Timothy D. Davidson, 18, of Toulon, passed away on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 11:15 a.m. at OSF St. Francis in Peoria.
Tim was born September 19, 1995, in Peoria, the son of Cynthia Weaver Davidson and Micheal Davidson.


Surviving are his parents of Toulon; two sisters, Amanda (Richard) Haworth of Springfield and Cassie Davidson of Toulon. He is also survived by his grandmother, Fran Weaver of Donna, Texas; nephews Danny, Alex and Joey Haworth of Springfield; his aunt Christine-A Rossell of Hanley Falls, Minnesota; his uncle Jeff Davidson of Toulon; a great aunt and great uncle, Donna and Terry Loudenburg Murphy of Modena; two great uncles, Timothy Shoop of Kewanee; and Daniel Shoop of Lake Havasu, AZ. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Fred Weaver, Arlan Landis, Betty and Raymond Davidson and a great uncle, Dennis Ward.


Timothy graduated from Excel/Stark County High School in Atkinson and had plans to attend college in the spring. He was a summer counselor at TRAC and Royal Family Kids Camp. He loved the outdoors and aspired to be a game warden or a federal park ranger. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, caring for animals and online gaming with KOM Hobbits. He attended the Toulon United Methodist Church.


Timothy was able to save 13 lives by donating his organs through the Gift of Hope. His memory will live on in those who were the recipients.


Visitation will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Haskell-Hott Funeral Home in Toulon. Funeral Service will immediately follow the visitation. Rev. Sidney Davis will officiate. Cremation has been accorded and a burial of his ashes will be at Osceola Grove Cemetery at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his family.
Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Lois E. Wilson - 102

8/1/1912 - 8/28/2014
Wyoming, IL

Wyoming – Lois E. Talbert Robbins Wilson, 102, of Wyoming, passed away at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Seminary Manor in Galesburg.

Lois was born August 1, 1912, in Stringtown, Illinois, the daughter of William and Sarah Babcock Talbert. She married Lyle E. Robbins on June 7, 1930, in Wyoming. He died September 5, 1957. She later married Winifred Wilson on February 9, 1964, in Wyoming. He died March 20, 1972, in Wyoming.

Surviving are her children, Homer (Sue) Robbins of Princeville, Mary Jane (Leonard) Tilson of Princeville, Bonita (Gene) Brailey of Old Hickory, TN, Judy (Mike) Fesler of Danville, IA, and Stephen (Maria) Robbins of Miami, FL; step-son, Don (Betty) Wilson of Tucson, AZ; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Edith Robbins of Orrville, OH, and Pat Robbins of Dunlap; and brother-in-law, Richard Bauer of Wyoming. She was preceded in death by three sons, Lyle, John, and Lloyd, daughter and son-in-law, Lois Ann and Ralph Bouton, four sisters, and seven brothers.

Lois was a member of the Wyoming United Methodist Church and the Wyoming American Legion Women’s Auxiliary for many years.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming. Rev. Sue Robbins will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 1, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to her church or the Wyoming American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Alfred G. Donsbach - 90

5/3/1924 - 8/26/2014
Princeville, IL

Princeville – Alfred G. Donsbach, 90, of Bradford, formerly of Princeville, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at Courtyard Estates of Bradford.

Alf was born May 3, 1924, in Effingham, IL, the son of William and Mary Brummer Donsbach. He married Betty R. Klepfer on July 2, 1945, in Peoria, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She died January 24, 2007, in Chillicothe.

Surviving is one daughter, Connie (Larry) Shane of Wyoming; one son, Brian (Ellen) Donsbach of Edelstein; daughter-in-law, Bobbe Donsbach of Lewistown, MT; 6 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Mike Donsbach, three great-grandsons, four brothers, and four sisters.

Alf was a World War II Navy Veteran, serving aboard the USS Verona. He received several medals, including three Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Princeville VFW Gold Star Post #1255 and St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Princeville. Alf was a lifelong farmer in the Princeville area.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Father Don Henderson will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 29, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville, with recitation of Rosary at 7:45 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary of the Woods Cemetery, Princeville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Akron-Princeville Ambulance Service or Akron-Princeville Fire Department.

Condolences may be made to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Margaret L. Wallace-Painter - 60

1/23/1954 - 8/25/2014
Neponset, IL

Neponset – Margaret L. Wallace-Painter, 60, of Neponset, passed away at 5:21 a.m. Monday, August, 25, 2014, at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.

Margaret was born January 23, 1954, in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Elam and Lura Osborn Hamilton.

Surviving are two sons, David (Sheri) Painter and Jeremy (Nicole) Painter, both of Bradford; three daughters, Valerie Painter of Toulon, Katy (Jeremy) Loibl of Neponset, and Amber Mangus of Toulon; 10 grandchildren, Jacob, Ethan, Samantha, Mark, Megan, Freddy, Julianna, Aiden, Christian, and Leah; one great-granddaughter, Lola; and 11 siblings. She was preceded in death by her parents, four siblings, and her husband, Gary Wallace.

Margaret loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also loved to fish, and had a passion for selling jewelry.

She was a former long-time member of The Baptist Church of Brimfield, where a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 29, 2014. Rev. Al Harmon will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to memorial service at the church. Cremation has been accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Baptist Church of Brimfield.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Linda G. Knight - 66

12/5/1947 - 8/17/2014
Elmwood, IL

Elmwood—Linda G. Knight, 66 of Elmwood, passed away at 10:07 p.m. at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Linda was born on December 5, 1947, in Peoria, to Mary Leona Cisel. She was raised by her grandparents, Joseph and Mary Daisy Cisel, and lived her adult life with her Aunt Liz Cisel, all whom preceded her in death.

She was an employee of the Elmwood CUSD #322, last working in the cafeteria. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and attended the Elmwood United Methodist Church.

Cremation has been accorded and a graveside burial of ashes will be held at a later date in Elmwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a fund set up in Linda’s name at Farmer’s State Bank in Elmwood to assist with funeral expenses.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left in Linda’s honor at www.haskellhott.com.


Velma E. Durbin - 93

10/2/1920 - 8/16/2014
Toulon, IL

Toulon – Velma Ellen Durbin passed on at Liberty Village Nursing Home in Princeton, Illinois on August 16, 2014, at age 93.

Velma was born on October 2, 1920 in Princeville, to Earl and Rhoda Cobb. She married James E. Durbin on November 8, 1941. He preceded her in death in October 1998.

She is survived by her two daughters, Joyce (Clifford) Capp of Durango, CO and Phyllis Brigham of Princeton; her brother Delwin (Myra) Cobb of Houston, TX; five grandchildren, Andrew Capp of Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Kevin Capp of Castle Rock, CO; Kimberly Capp McCarty of Littleton, CO; Brian Fogarty and Kathy Smith, both of Princeton; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews. Her two sisters, Doris Chase and Hazel Fritz preceded her in death.

Velma lived most of her life in Toulon, graduating from Toulon High School and Brown’s Business School in Peoria. She owned and operated Durbin Hardware Store in Toulon for 10 years with her husband Jim. She also worked for several years at the State Bank of Toulon. Velma loved her family and friends and participated in a knitting club, bridge club, the food pantry, Genealogy Society and was a Past Matron of the former Toulon Chapter of Eastern Star.

A graveside service will be held at the Toulon Cemetery on Saturday, August 23rd at 10:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Toulon Public Library.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Irwin James "Jim" Knobloch - 81

11/24/1932 - 8/15/2014
Princeville, IL

Princeville – Irwin James ”Jim” Knobloch, 81, of Princeville, passed away at 7:38 a.m. Friday, August 15, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.

Jim was born November 24, 1932, in Wyoming, the son of William G. and Pauline Feucht Knobloch. He married Emma “Helen” Staub on June 10, 1956, in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Debra (Duane) Steidinger of Peoria; one son, Paul (Lynne) Knobloch of Wyoming; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Knobloch of Morton; 9 grandchildren, Nicole Knobloch, Heather Knobloch, Daniel (Kelly) Knobloch, Dylan Steidinger, Delaney Steidinger, Zach (Martha Daniela) Knobloch, Chelsea Knobloch, Shelby Knobloch, and Logan Knobloch; 4 great-grandchildren, Rosamund, Elowen, Darilis, and Angus Knobloch; one brother, Robert (Marvel) Knobloch of Tremont; and three sisters, Lillian Elsasser of Peoria, Irene Weyeneth of Ft. Wayne, IN, and Rose Ann Aeschleman of South Bend, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Donald Knobloch, two sisters, Esther and Ruth Kieser, and three brothers, Harold, Ed, and Nick Knobloch.

Jim was a lifelong farmer in Stark County. He was a former Penn Township Board Member and Valley Grade School Board Member. Jim enjoyed doing volunteer work and was a Sunday School Teacher at Bradford Apostolic Christian Church. Jim loved his family, church, and God.

Jim was a member of the Princeville Apostolic Christian Church, where a funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014. Ministers of the church will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville, and from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, at the church. Burial will be in Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Princeville.

Memorial contributions may be made to (CVE) House of Life & Hope, 1200 N. Mariposa Rd. PMB #46, Nogales, AZ 85621 or Apostolic Christian Skylines, Inc., 7023 NE Skyline Drive, Peoria, IL 61614.

Jim’s family would like to give a special thanks to Apostolic Christian Skylines for all the care and love they showed Jim and his family. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.


Shirley L. Huffman - 70

11/16/1943 - 8/14/2014
Dunlap, IL

Dunlap – Shirley L. Huffman, 70, of Dunlap, formerly of Princeville, passed away at 9:29 p.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014, at her residence.

Shirley was born November 16, 1943, in Peoria County, IL, the daughter of George and Wilma Barrett Huffman.

Surviving are four brothers, Richard (Dorothy) Huffman of Chillicothe, Glenn (Jurretta) Huffman and Larry (Mary) Huffman both of Princeville, and Gary (Tammy) Huffman of Pekin; three sisters, Mary (Charles) Mitchell of Bartonville, Sharon (Ed) McGarvey of Hooversville, PA, and Marilyn (Daryll) Isaac of Easton, IL; half-brother, William (Inga) Huffman of San Diego, CA; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Carl Whalen. Her parents preceded her in death.

Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Princeville Cemetery. Rev. Rex Hendrix will officiate. There will be no visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Akron-Princeville Ambulance Service or Princeville United Methodist Church.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via wwwh.haskellhott.com.

John D. Foglesonger - 86

7/21/1928 - 8/8/2014
Wyoming, IL

Wyoming – John D. Foglesonger, 86, formerly of Wyoming, passed away Friday, August 8, 2014, in Los Angeles, CA.

Dean was born on July 21, 1928, in Peoria, IL, the son of Leroy and Anna Harding Foglesonger.

He married Eugenie Fayard on June 10, 1961, at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, LA. She survives.

Also surviving are one sister in-law, Shirley Foglesonger of Wyoming; two nephews, Pat (Becky) Foglesonger, and Ed (Kim) Foglesonger, both of Wyoming; four nieces, Linda (Lyall) LeCompte, Suz Howard, Karen (Matt) Tracy all of Wyoming, and Sally (Kevin) Hoffman of Brimfield. He is also survived by several great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Roy Foglesonger, and one sister, Marguerite Powers.

Family was very important to Dean, and he enjoyed keeping in touch with his sister-in-law and his nieces and nephews. He liked the outdoors, especially hiking, fishing, and hunting. Dean loved playing golf and enjoyed living in LA where he could play year round.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Wyoming, at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 18, 2014. Rev. Father Vien Van Do will officiate. Burial will be in St. Dominic Catholic Cemetery, Wyoming.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Dominic Catholic Church Fundraising Campaign, or to the Wyoming Fire Department.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Richard H. "Dick" Hofer - 65

1/4/1949 - 8/6/2014
Princeville, IL

Princeville - Richard H. (Dick) Hofer, 65, of Princeville was called home by the Lord at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Dick was born Jan. 4, 1949, in Peoria, Ill., the son of H. William (Bill) and Marilyn Murphy Hofer. He married Diane Kappes on March 25, 2000, in Princeville, Ill. She survives.

Also surviving are his children and stepchildren, Harry (Jo Lynne) Hofer of Olathe, Kan., Timothy (Gretchen) Hofer of Princeville, Tricia (Joshua) Schupbach of Princeville, Brian (Lisa) Kappes of Peoria, Chris (Katie) Kappes of Edwards, and Jonathan (Jamie) Kappes of Peoria; his mother, Marilyn Hofer of Peoria; thirteen grandchildren, Brooke (Steven), Bennett, Carly, Savannah, Anna, Danielle, Megan, Elle, Avery, Brenna, Olivia, Jackson, and Brady; and two brothers, Thomas (Susan) Hofer of Naperville and Charles (Denise) Hofer of Weston, Conn.

His father preceded him in death.

Dick recently retired after 17 years as a Physician’s Assistant at UnityPoint Health-Methodist, primarily working in Princeville. His patients knew him for his kindness and gentle care.

You might know Dick Hofer if you had a fire or rescue need in Princeville. He served as Chief for the volunteer fire department for several years. You know him if you utilized Princeville’s ambulance service or attended an event sponsored by Princeville’s Civic Association – Dick was a founding member of both. In particular, he enjoyed saying “Curses, foiled again!” as the villain in many community theatre melodramas. You may recall hearing his testimonials during one of many Wesley Weekends or thoughts during services at Princeville’s United Methodist Church.

You know Dick if you played football at Princeville High School, where he served as a volunteer trainer during games. You may have seen him parachuting an American flag into a local air show. Dick logged over 500 jumps as a Jumpmaster with the Liberty Air Team based in Annawan. You know Dick if you had a part built or fixed at Hofer Tool and Machine - his business of over 10 years

While working full-time, Dick was an Army Reservist for over a decade and obtained degrees from Bradley University and Midwestern University. Dick loved his community and he was gifted at fixing anything. His initial career in manufacturing led him to his true calling of fixing and helping people.

Although a jack of many trades, Dick’s favorite hat to wear was that of family man. He was the only person you needed to call in a time of need. His laughter, storytelling, and listening ear will be sorely missed.

A funeral service for Dick will be held at the Princeville United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Rex Hendrix will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2014, at the church. Burial will be in Princeville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Princeville United Methodist Church and the Akron-Princeville Ambulance.

Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

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