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D6 The Pantagraph Saturday, December 17, 2005 www.pantagraph.com OBITUARIES CENTRAL ILLINOIS Rose E. Brown PONTIAC Rose E. Brown, 34, Pontiac, died at 3:54 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 14, 2005) at Livingston Manor, rural Pontiac. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church, Pontiac, with the Rev. James O. Wolfe III officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Pontiac. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the hour of the service at the church. The family suggests memorials be made to the First Baptist Church. Har-ris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Pontiac, is handling the arrangements. . Rose was born Oct. 14, 1921, at Russell County, Ky., a daughter of Robert and Genevieve Lapsley Coffey. She married Richard Reiners on Feb. 2, 1947, at Pontiac. He preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1965. She later married Virgil Brown in June 1978 at Pontiac. He preceded her in death on May 13, 2004. Survivors include three sons, David A. (Pat) Reiners, Waukesha, Wis.; Allen (Doris) Reiners, Odell; and Doug Reiners, Normal; one stepson, David A. Brown, Normal; one stepdaughter, Carol (Stan) Pieper, Groveland; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. .She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. -Rose was educated in Odell schools and was a graduate of Odell High School. She attended Moody Bible School in Chicago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Pontiac, where she taught Sunday school for several years. She also taught Sunday school at the Calvary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and had been a secretary at Star Erectors in Pontiac for several years. Jason Crook .DWIGHT Jason Crook, 25, longtime resident of Wm. W Fox Center, Dwight, died at 5:32 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 15, 2005) at Morris Hospital in Morris. ; Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight. His funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Dwight. Jason was born March 17, 1980, in Pittsburg, Pa., to Mark and Ruth Crook. ; He was well loved by the Fox Center staff and will be missed. Lawanda Sue Dawson . HEYWORTH Lawanda Sue Dawson, 73, Hey worth, passed away at 8:50 p.m. Wed nesday (Dec. 14, 2005) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington. ' Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Calvert-Be-langee-Bruce Funeral Home, 204 E.Cole St., Heyworth, with Dr. Robert Guy officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Waynesville. Visitation Will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. ' Mrs. Dawson was born Oct. 21, 1932, at Sikeston, Mo., a daughter of Loren and Cappie Kem Moore. She married Clinton P. Dawson on May 10, 1952, in Springfield. He passed away Dec. 7, 2003. Surviving are four sons Chris Finley, Phoenix, Ariz.; Timothy Dawson, Waynesville; William Dawson, Bloomington; and Harold Wayne Dawson, Heyworth; two daughters, Paula (Larry) Swanzy and Janet (Jake) Hawkins, both of Heyworth; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mildred Cheffers, Buffalo, and Mabel Finley, Phoenix, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Gregory Dawson; one brother, Joseph Moore; and one sister, Aileen Cummings. Arthur A. Hari -CISSNA PARK Arthur A. Hari, 90, Cissna Park, died at 5 a.m. Friday (Dec. 16, 2005) at Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth. He was born May 20, 1915, in Cissna Park, a son of Samuel and Mary Obenlander Hari. He married Mildred "Lou Ella" Morton on Aug. 1, 1937, in Kent-land, Ind. She survives in Cissna Park. Also surviving are three daughters, Donna (Wendell) Verkler and Diann (Kevin) Boyce, both of Cissna Park, and Dana (Ken) Kuntz, Hoopeston; one daughter-in-law, Annette Hari, Milford; one sister, Lucille Koehl, Joliet; and one brother, Ervin Hari, Green Valley, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grand- Lawanda Dawson Funerals today Brown, Rose E., 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Pontiac. Cumpston, Cynthia J., 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bloomington. Helander, Velda, 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Wenona. Powell, Todd, 3 p.m. at Deiters Funeral Home, Washington. Schrock, Aline, 2 p.m. memorial service at Eureka Christian church, Eureka. Shawback, Lucille, 11 a.m. at St. Stephen's Church, Streator. Taylor, Hubert Wade, 10 a.m. at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, LeRoy. Funerals pending Ellis, Helen B., 95, formerly of Wenona, noon ThuF.sday (Dec. 15, 2005) at St. Joseph's Hospital, Chicago. Hurst Funeral Homes, Ltd., LaSalle. Larry, Harriett M., 88, of Clinton, formerly of Rock Island, 9:15 a.m. Friday (Dec. 16, 2005) at Hawthorne Inn, Clinton. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. McKinley, Marilyn, 79, of 1017 S. Mercer Ave., Bloomington, Friday (Dec. 16, 2005) at her residence. East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Mulcahy, Kathryn R., formerly of Bloomington, Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2005) at her home in Austin, Texas. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. children. He was preceded in death by both parents; two sons, Dick and Dean Hari; three brothers, Ray, Bob and Bill Hari; and one sister, Esther Hari. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park. He was a livestock trucker for many years. He was employed as a Mac Tools distributordistrict manager for 15 years. He also worked as a Lee Wayne sales consultant for 15 years. His funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the Apostolic Christian Church, Cissna Park, with ministers of the church officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Knapp Funeral Home, Cissna Park, and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Cissna Park. Memorials may be made to the Cissna Park Fire Department, Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth or Iroquois Memorial Hospice. Thelma Hartman PIPER CITY Thelma E. Hartman, Piper City, formerly of Paxton, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 15, 2005) at Greenbrier Nursing Home, Piper City. Service: 3 p.m. Monday at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton. Visitation: one hour before the service Monday at the funeral home. Burial: Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Memorials: United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Survivors: one son, Don (Rachel) Hartman, Camdenton, Mo.; one daughter, Beverly (Don) Richardson, Piper City; 10 grandchildren; 18 greatgrandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; two sisters, Helen Thomas, Monticello, and Alice Burroughs, Normal; and one brother, John Lee, Eliza-bethtown. Andrew Kaeb CISSNA PARK Andrew W. Kaeb, 16, of Cissna Park, died at 9:25 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 15, 2005) in the emergency room at Carle Foundation Hospital in Ur-bana. Service: 1 p.m. Sunday at Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park, with ministers of the church officiating. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Cissna Park High School in Cissna Park. Burial: Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park. Memorials: Cissna Park Education Foundation or Apostolic Christian Sunday School. Survivors: his parents, Hartzell and Denise Kaeb, Cissna Park; two brothers, Aaron and Adam, both at home; one sister, Anna, at home; maternal grandmother, Aldean Kauf-mann, Cissna Park; and paternal grandparents, Elmer and Mary Lou Kaeb, Cissna Park. Knapp Funeral Home, Cissna Park, is in charge of arrangements. n - .. ' x - - i1 Andrew Kaeb Viola L. Leman EUREKA Viola L. Leman, 87, 610 W. Cruger, Eureka, died at 7:35 a.m. on Friday (Dec. 16, 2005) at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka, where she was a resident. She was born Dec. 24, 1917, in Milford, Ind., a daughter of Ezra and Luella Haab Beer. She married Vernon L. Leman on May 25, 1941, in Milford, Ind. He survives. Also surviving are three sons, Eugene (Carolyn) Leman, Dakota Dunes, S.D.; Howard "Hap" (Dianne) Leman, Champaign; and Keith (Dort) Leman, Eureka; one daughter-in-law, Loretta Leman, Webster City, Iowa; three brothers, Maurice Beer, Carlton "Cap" (Mary Ann) Beer and Jesse "Bud" (Shirley) Beer, all of Milford, Ind.; two sisters, Kathryn (Harold) Emch, Archibald, Ohio, and Eunice (Gerald "Shorty") Fiechter, Bluffton, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Allen Leman; and one brother, Howard Beer. Vi was a homemaker who enjoyed giving of her time baking for others. She was especially known for baking and sharing her springerle. She was a member of the Eureka Apostolic Christian Church, where she was active in world relief sewing. Her funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Church. Church ministers will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Eureka, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m.'on Monday at the church. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Roanoke. Memorials may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka or to Gateway Woods Children's Home in Leo, Ind. Daniel A. Smith PAXTON Daniel A. Smith, 52, Paxton, died at 2:41 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 15, 2005) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Ur-bana, after a three-year illness. Service: 1 p.m. Monday at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton, with the Rev. Chet Travis officiating. Burial: Belmont Cemetery, Watseka. Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: to a charity of the donor's choice. Survivors: his mother, Louise Smith, Grand Junction, Colo.; two sons, Joshua C. Smith, Roberts, and Jerrod M. Smith, Paxton; one daughter, Nichole L. Smith, Urbana; two brothers, Richard W. Smith Jr., Hoopeston, and Kevin W. Smith, Grand Junction, Colo.; and one sister, Brenda Schlut-ter, Grand Junction, Colo. Ronald C. Surrock STREATOR Ronald C. "Squint" Surrock, 71, of 2042 N. 15th Road, Streator, died at 9:5 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 14, 2005) at his residence. Service: 11 a.m. Monday Mass of Christian burial at St. Stephen's Church, Streator. Rev. Eugene Radose- vich will officiate. Burial: St. Stephen's Cemetery, Streator, with full military rites by Streator Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and Streator Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492. Visitation: from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Solon, Baker & Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Survivors: sons, Ronald John (Kathy) Surrock, Frederick, Md.; Brad L. (Karin) Noble, Bischofsdhron, Germany; and Robert Jon Surrock, Streator; a daughter, Kara (Rick) Marquez, Austin, Texas; 11 grandchildren; his mother-in-law, Mary Eileen Smith, Streator; sisters, Elsie Marx and Margaret (Norman) Ettenburn, both of Streator; and sisters-in-law, Evelyn Gregory, Doris Surrock and Lillian Surrock. X; V v . -- v Ronald Surrock Bernard Theis 7 Elwood Trantina Bernard A. & r HUDSON -"Bud" Theis, 65, Hudson, died at 6:37 a.m. Friday (Dec. 16, 2005) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Car-mody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Bill Tabb officiating. Burial will be in Hudson Cemetery, Hudson. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Bud was born March 20, 1940, in Normal, the son of Joseph and Doris Merrill Theis. He married Stella Howard on Oct. 28, 1960, in Lincoln. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Sheri Miller, Normal and Teri Theis, Bloomington; and one special nephew, Tim (Christina) Theis, Stanford. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Joseph Theis Jr. and Jerry Theis; and one sister, Dorita Miller. Bud was a machinist with Eureka Co., Bloomington, for 35 years and was a member of the Bloomington Machinists Lodge. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Elwood Trantina BENSON Elwood "Woody" Trantina,-75, of 209 Pleasant St., Benson, died Thursday (Dec. 15, 2005) at Apostolic Christian Home in Roanoke. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Paul Lutheran Church, Benson. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday with visitation one hour prior, also at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Benson. Burial will be in Clayton Township Cemetery Benson. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Apostolic Christian Home in Roanoke. Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria is in charge of arrangements. Woody was born Sept. 8, 1930, in Woodford County, a son of Carl and Florence Bill Trantina. They preceded him in death. He married Dorothy Elgin in 1954. She died Dec. 16, 1993, in Benson. Surviving are his children, Cheryl (Larry) Pisel, Benson; Allen (Lenette) Trantina, El Paso; and Linda (Steve) Justice, Varna; grandchildren, Joe (Julie) Pisel, Cory Pisel, Keri Trantina and Diedre Trantina; great-grandchild, Haley Lynn Pisel; and two brothers Jerry Tantina and Wesley (Joyce) Trantina, both of Benson. Woody was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Lynn Trantina, and one granddaughter, Cheri Pisel. Woody retired from Caterpillar after more than 25 years. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is a member of the Benson American Legion and St. Paul Lutheran Church. Woody loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed his time with his family and his daily visits will be truly missed by his children. Hilda E.Volden PAXTON Hilda E. Volden, 90, Paxton, died at 8:08 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 15, 2005) at Heartland Health Care, Paxton. Service: 11 a.m.' Tuesday at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton. Burial: Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials: First Lutheran Church of Paxton. Survivors: one daughter, Karen (Gary) Johnson, Helena, Mont.; one son, Richard (Sandy) Volden, Shreveport, La.; four grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. Charles G. Wahl DWIGHT Charles G. Wahl, 63, of 130 W. Waupansie St., Dwight, died at 12:09 a.m. Friday (Dec. 16, 2005) at St. Mary's Hospital, Streator. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight. His funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dwight, with Father James Rickey officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Dwight. He was born Jan. 1, 1942, in Morris, a son of Harry F. and Lillian Lemke Wahl. They preceded him in death. He married Gloria Polmonari on July 7, 1979, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dwight. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Bernard I E K ,... naj I. PYL As Martha Webb Matthew E (Cathy Barnes) Wahl, Knoxville, fenn., and Nicholas C. Wahl, Carbondale; one sister, Jane (Jay) Anderson, Normal; three brothers, William (Delores) Wahl, Peoria; Jerry (Sharon) Wahl, Dwight; and James (Pamela) Wahl, Dwight; and several nieces and nephews. He was a 1959 graduate of Dwight High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He worked as a processor for Caterpillar for 20 years. He was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and coached Little League baseball. Martha G. Webb CLINTON Martha G. Webb, 91, of Clinton, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 15, 2005) at OSF St. Mary Med- ical Center, Galesburg. Her funeral will be. 10:30 a.m. Monday at the DeLand Christian Church, De-Land, with Jim Kilson officiating. Burial will be in DeLand Cemetery, De-Land. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Trigg & Calvert Chapel, DeLand. She was born July 6, 1914, at DeLand, a daughter of Charles W and Edith Swisher Marvel. She married Clarence A. Webb on Feb. 4, 1932, at Decatur. Clarence passed away Nov. 28, 1970. Surviving are two daughters, Doris A. (Leo) Kelleher, Alexis, and Linda (Fred) Lauper, Greenville, Wis.; two sisters, Alice Lester, Lincoln, and Arleen (Guy) Totten, Monticello; four grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. ' She had been a member of the Hallsville Christian Church, HallsvUle, and the DeLand Christian Church, DeLand. BL00MINGT0N-N0RMAL Randy D. Davis BLOOMINGTON Randy D. Davis, 24, Centralia, formerly of Bloomington, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday (Dec, 11, 2005) at his home. Service: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Irving Funeral Home, Centralia. Visitation: Noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: to the family Survivors: mother and stepfather, Janice and Theodor Perkins, Centralia; his father, Charles Nesby Bloomington; two brothers, Charles Davis and Cody Davis, both of Bloomington; two sisters, Felicia Nesby and Skyler Nesby both of Centralia; five children and another son, Dantel Davis of Mount Vernon; one grandfather, Jessie Nesby; and one grandmother, Evelyn Howard. Ronald Griffin BLOOMINGTON -Ronald "Red" Ray Griffin, 69, of rural Bloomington, died Friday (Dec. 16, 2005) in his home. Present was Maria, his wife of 47 years, daughter Tracy Feger of Bloomington and son Rocky Griffin of Bloomington. A graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, is in charge of the arrangements. Ken Graham of Vale Community Church will officiate. Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice, 2416 E. Washington St., Suite B, Bloomington, IL 61701; Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue (CISCAR), 29738 E. 1400 N. Road, Colfax, IL 61728; or the Humane Society of Central Illinois, PO Box 401, Bloomington, IL 61702-0401. He was born May 31, 1936, in Bloomington, the youngest son of Charles Franklin and Edna Mae Moore Griffin. He graduated from Normal Community High School in 1954 and joined . the U.S. Army after graduation. While stationed in Passau, Germany, he met Maria Gruber. Ron and Maria married March 15, 1958, in Germany Ron Griffin served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant. After serving his country, Ron ran several of his own businesses, in- 1 if Ronald Griffin eluding Griffin Radiator Repair. He was a member of Local 649 Operating Engineers for 16 years. Ron was active in the union. He focused on being a great father to his children and a role model to his grandchildren, attending every school event. Ron was compassionate towards animals. He loved the family dogs plus he rescued several cats. In addition to his wife and children, Ron is survived by a daughter in-law, Sallie Griffin; three grandsons, Jason Feger, Austin Feger and Cody Griffin; one granddaughter, Nicole (Josh) Hoeper; one great-granddaughter, Elle Hoeper; and two brothers, Jim (Ellie) Griffin and Edward (Mary) Griffin. His extended family in Germany, includes sister-in-law Theresa Gruber and brother-in-law Bibi (Linnerl) Gruber.Ron was loved by many nephews, nieces and friends. . He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bob and Chuck; two sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law, Franz Gruber. His wife's friends and coworkers knew Ron as "Honey-bunch." Thank you to OSF Hospice, Renee Seth, Carmen PicR-ering and Mickey Lishka for your love, kindness and gentie care. .; Ron "Red" Griffin was a race car driver. At 15, he began racing at the Lincoln Speedway. He raced for Don Erhlenbush, Cleve Smith, Harold Rotramel and others. Ron participated in United States Racing Club (USAC), the predecessor to NASCAR. Ron competed at Farmer City, Fairbury, Springfield and other tracks, until he was injured in 1976 at Champaign speedway Red loved watching his son and grandsons compete on the local dirt tracks. Ron's favorite events included the famous World 100 at Eldora Speedway and the UMP Summer nationals. One of Ron's dreams was to see a racetrack open in his hometown of Bloomington. Above all, Ron cherished and deeply loved his wife, Maria, and their children. He found great joy in watching his grandchildren strive to meet their dreams. Grandpa's deep love and dedication to his family and friends, plus his love of racing, will always be remembered. Jack Juvinall BLOOMINGTON Jack Juvinall, 79, of 603 E. Wal nut St., Bloomington, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 13, 2005) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. David Gaffron will officiate. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or Wesley United Methodist Church. Jack was born May 9, 1926, h Danville, a son of Jack anH Edna Juvinall. They preceded him in death. He married S. Jane Robinson Juvinall oh Sept. 1, 1947. She died June 24, 2005, in Bloomington. Surviving are one daughter, Shelley (Bob) Pearson, rural Lexington; three sons, Mark Juvinall, Anchorage, Alaska; Mike (Brook) Juvinall, Plain-field; and Christopher (Richa-lyn Dixon) Juvinall, Bloomington; daughter-in-law, Barb Juvinall, Bloomington; five grandchildren, Alicia (Dan) Palmer, Matthew (Shelly) Pearson, Karri (Doug) Hardwick, Kelly Martin and Kristy (Greg) Neal; 11, great-grandchildren'; three sisters, Sandra Nosier and Betty Howell, both of Danville and Jeanette Andrews, Florida. Jack was preceded in death by one son, Jack; and his stepmother, Florence Semiche. Jack, was a custodian for Wesley United Methodist Church for 35 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. 2 Jack and his wife loved camping and were the hosts it Moraine View State Park fot many years. He was also a lifetime White Sox fan. MORE OBITUARIESNEXT PAGE if ?! ' A 1 Jack Juvinall fay - - I . i mi mi il L Calvert CJ Clinton At life's most sensitive moment, the quality of your funeral director speaks volumes. Larry L. Calvert, Director Serving AI faiths

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