Obituaries for the week of Sunday, July 26, 2015

Charles Douglas

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Charles W. “Chuck” Douglas, 94, of Springfield, father of a Rantoul resident, died at 3:25 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2015, at St. John’s Hospice.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 27, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2750 E. Sangamon Ave., Springfield,  with the Rev. Darrell Debowey officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Maplewood Cemetery in Rantoul.

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Darrell Lee

Darrell K. Lee, 69 of Bayles Lake died at 12:59 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Carle Hospital, Urbana.A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 31, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Vernon McGuffee

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Vernon A. McGuffee, 88, of Potomac died at 5:05 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015, at Presence Covenant Hospital, Urbana.Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 30, at Blurton Funeral Home, Potomac. Military rites will be accorded.

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Keith Paul

Keith “PeeWee” Paul, 81, of Mahomet, father of a Dewey resident, died Saturday, July 25, 2015, at home.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, at Blair-Owens Funeral Home, 102 E. Dunbar, Mahomet, with the Rev. Brian Romanowski officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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William Peterson

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William J. “Bill” Peterson, 66, of Rantoul, also affectionately known as Billy or Pete, died Tuesday evening, July 28, 2015, at home.  Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at American Lutheran Church in Rantoul. Burial with military honors will follow services at Beckman Cemetery, Thomasboro.

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Charlene Sprankel

Dr. Charlene M. Sprankel, 90, formerly of Decatur, a former Rantoul Township High School teacher, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at Heartland Healthcare Center, Champaign.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

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Charles Swanson

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Charles Swanson, 88, of Paxton, formerly of Ludlow, died at 7:05 a.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Illinois Knights Templar Home, Paxton.Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton, with Carolyn Peterson officiating. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Rantoul.

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Jennifer Tucker

Jennifer Tucker, 39, of Springfield, formerly of Rantoul, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, July 28, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at First United Methodist Church, Rantoul. The Rev. Charlie McDonald will officiate. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana.

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