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11/16/1943 - 8/14/2014
Dunlap, IL ...
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7/21/1928 - 8/8/2014
Wyoming, IL ...
Richard H. "Dick" Hofer - 65
1/4/1949 - 8/6/2014
Princeville, IL ...
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9/14/1951 - 8/3/2014
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8/2/1923 - 8/1/2014
Toulon, IL ...

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Karen B. Bliss - 68

1/7/1946 - 7/25/2014
Princeville, IL.

Princeville – Karen B. Bliss, 68, of Princeville, passed away at 8:43 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Karen was born January 7, 1946, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Glenn L. and Corrine Pepper Stone. She married John Bliss on September 13, 1965, in South Bend, IN. He survives.

Also surviving are their children, J.P. (Michelle) Bliss of Pekin, Rachel (Bob) Wilson of Princeville, and Nick (Jessica) Bliss of Princeville; her mother, Corrine Stone of Laura; 6 grandchildren, Kaylee, Jacob, Zachary, Dolly, Ellie, and Addalynn; two brothers, Glenn G. (Joan) Stone of Williamsfield, and Les (Sally) Stone of Laura; and one sister, Patricia (Dale) Stallings of Okawville, IL. Her father preceded her in death.

Karen was a registered nurse. She worked as a secretary for Bliss Implement for over 20 years, and helped her husband in the auction business. She loved gardening, trees, flowers, and mostly loved spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

Karen was a member of the Princeville United Methodist Church, where funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Rev. Rex Hendrix will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the church. Burial will be in Princeville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Princeville United Methodist Church or Akron/Princeville Ambulance Service. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Maryln E. Rosenbalm - 80

12/13/1901 - 7/24/2014
Princeville, IL

Princeville – Maryln E. Rosenbalm, 80, of Princeville, passed away at 2:27 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Proctor in Peoria.

Maryln was born March 27, 1934, in Henderson County, IL, the daughter of Roy and Beulah Walker Gittings. She married Duane E. Rosenbalm on August 5, 1955, in Lomax. He died April 19, 1998, in Peoria.

Surviving are her children, Sam “Roy” (Chris) Lant of Pontiac, David (Anna) Lant of Princeville, James Rosenbalm of Wyoming, Debbie (Steve) Spencer of LaFayette, and Judy Blumenstock of Wenona; 9 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Her parents, one sister, and one granddaughter preceded her in death.

Maryln was a meat wrapper for Eagle Food Stores for many years before retiring in 1991. She was an avid seamstress and quilter. She was a member of the Stark County Quilt Club and LaFayette United Methodist Church.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Rev. Tim Delaney will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service and burial of ashes will be at Asbury Cemetery in Roseville at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the LaFayette United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Beverly A. Dorsey - 81

6/11/1933 - 7/19/2014
Toulon, IL

Toulon – Beverly A. Dorsey, 81, of Toulon, passed away at 7:40 p.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Toulon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Toulon, IL.

She was born on June 11, 1933 in Muscatine, IA., the daughter of Cecil F. and Lettie I. Howard Newcomb. She married H.R. Dorsey on June 29, 1958, in Muscatine, IA. He preceded her in death on June 20, 1991.

Those left to honor her memory include two children, Randy Dorsey of Toulon and Jill Ernst and husband, Paul of Dunlap; daughter-in-law, Sue Dorsey of Toulon; four grandchildren, Kelsey and Kyle Ernst of Dunlap, Stephanie and Tyler Dorsey of Toulon; three sisters, Margie Seright of Muscatine, IA, Betty Tompkins and husband, Paul, of Durant, IA, and Clara Stratton of Muscatine, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Barry A. Dorsey; four brothers and two sisters.

Bev was a faithful Christian, prayer warrior, and member of the Toulon United Methodist Church for over 55 years, where she had served as Sunday School Teacher and reception/event planner for many years. Over the years, Bev enjoyed cooking, baking, and collecting cook books, but she especially enjoyed spending time with her family, including sharing some memorable vacations with her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful, caring mother and grandmother with a generous giving spirit. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

A funeral service to celebrate Bev’s life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon. Rev. Paul Wier will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Toulon United Methodist Church.

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

D. Ike Douell - 63

10/26/1950 - 7/12/2014
Edelstein, IL


Edelstein – D. Ike Douell, 63, of Edelstein, passed away at 7:11 a.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Chillicothe.

Ike was born October 26, 1950, in Mississippi, the son of Hubert and Marjorie Tyre Douell. He married Karen Hand on September 18, 1985, in Plano, IL. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Sarah (Matt) Beu of Geneva, IL, Cassie (Alex) Stoller of Fort Wayne, IN, and Kalie (Phil) Gould of Wausau, WI; one son, Taylor Douell of Chicago, IL; 8 grandchildren, Caitlyn, Gavin, Isabelle, Collin, Ian, Owen, Claire, and Sophie; father, Hubert Douell of Mississippi; two brothers, Mike (Paula) Douell of Tennessee, and Dennis (Cheryl) Douell of La Fox, IL; and nieces and nephews. His mother preceded him in death.

Ike was a United States Marine Veteran. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1979 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering, and worked as an engineer for Caterpillar for 45 years, retiring in January of 2014. He was active in the American Society of Civil Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, and American Society of Testing and Materials.

Ike enjoyed the outdoors, shotgun and bow hunting, golfing, fishing, and boating. In his younger days, he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson around the country. He enjoyed spending time with his family and caring for his dogs. Ike was very handy and was always willing to share his talent with his friends and family.

Ike coached many of his children’s youth athletic teams while they were growing up. He also was very involved in the Princeville Boy Scouts as an active leader while his son was young.

Funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Princeville. Rev. Rex Hendrix will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday. Cremation will follow service and burial of ashes will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, Boy Scouts of America, or the Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Earl W. Endress - 91

12/2/1922 - 7/6/2014
Wyoming, IL

Wyoming – Earl W. Endress, 91, of Wyoming, passed away at his home on Sunday, July 6, 2014.

He was born December 2, 1922, in Speer, to Christian and Josephine Zeitler Endress. He married Nina Vest on March 16, 1947, in Wyoming. She preceded him in death along with six brothers, Edward, Joseph, Clarence, Phillip, Benjamin, and Christian, and one sister, Irene.

Surviving are two daughters, Cheryl Endress and Marsha Endress Parker both of Wyoming; three sons, Michael Endress of Wyoming, Robert Endress of Henry, and Ronald (Phyllis) Endress of Sparland; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; and one brother, David (Donna) Endress of Sparland.

Earl farmed until he retired in 1995. He also worked for Hemmer Feed and Farm Service in Speer for many years.

Private graveside services will be held at Wyoming Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or OSF Hospice Care.

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


Gary J. Whittaker - 75

9/22/1938 - 7/6/2014
Toulon, IL

Toulon – Gary J. Whittaker, 75, of Toulon, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014, at Toulon Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

Gary was born September 22, 1938, in Toulon, the son of Cecil W. and Virginia Slygh Whittaker. He married Carol Heuer on June 27, 1976, in Toulon. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Jaci D. Cummings of Bradford; one son, Joe Whittaker of Toulon; one step-son, Jerry (Sharon) Kirkpatrick of Skokie, IL; two step-daughters, Juleen (Tom) Wright of Las Vegas, NV, and Janice (John) Berlin of Vienna, VA; 6 grandchildren, Shawn Rieker, Aaron Kirkpatrick, Alyson Kirkpatrick, Jason Whittaker, Kylie Pyle Whittaker, and Stephanie Cummings; one brother, Jim (Marge) Whittaker of Tyler, TX; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one step-son, Jamie Kirkpatrick.

Gary served in the United States Army Reserves. He graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Illinois, and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. Gary was a lifelong farmer and was awarded the Young Farmer of the Year by the Kewanee Jaycee’s in 1972.

He was a lifetime member of the Toulon Masonic Lodge #93 AF&AM, and was one of the founding members of the Toulon Nursing Home. Gary was a member and past president of the Stark County Farm Bureau. He was a loving husband and devoted father.

Gary was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church of Toulon, where funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014. Rev. Wayne McLeod will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon, with a Masonic Service at 7:45 p.m. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery, with military honors accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to his church or Parkinson’s Research. Condolences may be sent to the family via www.haskellhott.com.

Jerry L. Lee - 74

5/28/1940 - 7/5/2014
Toulon, IL

Toulon – Jerry L. Lee, 74, of Toulon, died at 2:46 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Unity Point Health-Methodist Hospital, in Peoria.

Jerry was born May 28, 1940, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Clifford Lee and Nellie Stanley Lee Larvenz.

Surviving are his five children, Anthony (Marsha) Lee of Toulon, Michael (Teresa) Lee of Dunlap, Wendy (Chris) German of Wyoming, Timothy (Alisha) Lee and Heidi Vaughn both of Toulon; his mother, Nellie Larvenz of Kewanee; eleven grandchildren, Ashley, Brandon, Kelly, Anna, Bryce, Madison, Lex, Zoe, Faith, Laila, and Makiyah; two sisters, Carol (John) Lane of Elmira, and Pat (Randy) Crofton of Oregon, IL.

He was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Jim Lee.

Jerry retired from Caterpillar in 1996. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and watching NASCAR racing.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Toulon. Rev. Tammy Shane will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo, IL, at 12 noon on Wednesday

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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


John E. Irwin - 92

4/20/1922 - 7/2/2014
Wyoming, IL

Wyoming – John E. Irwin, 92, of rural Wyoming, passed away at 10:36 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

John was born April 20, 1922, in Valley Township, County of Stark, the son of William Earnest and Mary Helen Roger Irwin. He married Fern E. Malamphy on July 5, 1947, in Wyoming. She preceded him in death along with two brothers, Robert W. Irwin and Lyle E. Irwin.

Surviving are three sons, James (Mary) Irwin of Peoria, Philip (Vickey) Irwin of Washington, and Randy Irwin of Wyoming; two grandchildren, Jennifer (Bob) Lee, and Heather (Scott) Long; and two great-grandchildren, Cambriel and Ciara Lee.

John attended school in Wyoming and graduated from Lincoln Aeronautical Institute in aircraft welding. Prior to entering the military he worked on bombers in Kansas destined for the war. John entered the service and was part of the726th Amtrac Amphibious Tractor Battalion serving in the Pacific Theater till the war ended. His job in the service was to transport supplies and assault troops from the ship to shore under all conditions and often under enemy fire. His battles included the Eastern Mandates & Ryukyus. John earned Asiatic-Pacific campaign medal, 2 bronze battle stars, good conduct medal, World War II Victory medal, 3 overseas service bars, and a Bronze Arrowhead. He was a member of the Wyoming American Legion Post #91.

During the 1950’s, he had an ornamental iron shop in Wyoming and installed many railings in the Wyoming area, including the railing on the Boyd’s Grove Church in Bradford. John retired from Komatsu in 1986 and worked on the family farm well into his 80”s. One of his favorite jobs was running the combine in the fall. When he wasn’t fixing machinery or working in his wood shop he would take a walk down the road for exercise.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming. Rev. Jim Barton will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the services and burial with military honors will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 10, at Wyoming Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bradford Rescue Squad, Children’s Hospital of Illinois, or American Cancer Society.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Gilbert and his staff for the wonderful care given to our family over the years. God Bless you Doc for everything.

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

Marjorie J. Smith - 85

2/22/1929 - 7/1/2014
Princeville, IL

Princeville – Marjorie J. Smith, 85, formerly of Princeville, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Bickford House in Peoria.

She was born on February 22, 1929, in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Anna Duffy. She married Charles I. Smith on July 3, 1948, in Springfield. He preceded her in death on August 25, 2012.

Surviving are four daughters, Jan Smith of Minneapolis, Brenda (Craig “Fred”) Potter of Chillicothe, Marsha (Randy) Pierson of Princeville, and Cheryl (John) Wiesner of Dunlap; six grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; 1 great-granddaughter, and a great-granddaughter due in August.

Marjorie worked as a bookkeeper for Princeville School District #326 for more than 25 years, retiring in 1989. She resided in the Monica-Princeville area her entire life and graduated from Princeville High School in 1946. Marjorie was a member of the Monica United Methodist Church and later the Princeville United Methodist Church.

Marjorie’s greatest joy was her family. She rarely missed any of her children or grandchildren’s activities when they were growing up. She loved to crochet, read, and enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs and Bradley Braves. Marjorie also enjoyed talking to her friends and family on the phone.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Princeville United Methodist Church. Rev. Rex Hendrix will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:30 until time of the service on Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Princeville Cemetery.

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 www.haskellhott.com.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Bickford House, Dr. Jongerius, and his nurse, Marilyn, Doris Snyder and Carol Gullette.

Richard R. Dailey - 46

9/24/1967 - 7/1/2014
Toulon, IL

Toulon – Richard R. Dailey, 46, of Toulon, passed away at 9:12 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014, in the emergency room at Kewanee Hospital.

Rich was born September 24, 1967, in Kewanee, the son of Harvey E. Sr., and Garna J. Carter Dailey.

Surviving is his mother, Garna Dailey of Toulon; daughter, Samantha Dailey of Colona; fiancée, Renee Miller of Toulon; step-daughter, Sarah Barton of Kewanee; step-son, Matthew Baumgardner of Toulon; brother, Hank (Trisha) Dailey of Toulon; sisters, Drinda Dailey of Stockton, and Denice (Bob) Murphy of Colona; step-grandson, Carsyn Abbot; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey, and one sister, Dianne.

Rich worked as a mechanic for International Supply and enjoyed spending time with family, especially camping and fishing with daughter, Samantha, and his niece, Kalyn. Rich was close to all of his nieces and nephews and loved NASCAR.

Cremation has been accorded and a graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at Toulon Cemetery. Pastor Ben Lovelady will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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