Obituaries for the week of Sunday, October 15, 2017

Paulette Bazzell

Paulette Bazzell, 102, of Fairbury, mother of Dewey and Paxton residents, died at 6:33 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at home.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the First Baptist Church, Fairbury, with the Rev. Daryl Evans officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, also at the church.

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Russell Cheek

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Russell E. "Russ" Cheek, 88, of Mahomet, brother of four Paxton residents, died Thursday evening, Oct. 19, 2017, at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul. Burial will be Maplewood Cemetery after the visitation.

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Pamela Ens

Pamela Ens, 62, of Paxton died at 9:40 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Illinois Knights Templar Home, Paxton.A celebration of life will be at 1  p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Christian Life Church, 300 N Maplewood Drive, Rantoul, with the Rev. Barry Hinkle officiating.

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Thea Franzen

Thea Franzen, 100, of St. Joseph died at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Country Health Nursing Home, Gifford.Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at St. John Lutheran Church, Royal, with the Rev. Emil Blobaum officiating. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Royal.

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Lois Frette

Lois Frette, 90, of Paxton died Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at home.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Baier Family Funeral Home, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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John Honadle

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John "Jack" Honadle, 77, of Apollo Beach, Fla., died Tuesday morning, Oct. 17, 2017, at the home of his grandson in Rantoul.His ashes will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery in a private family service at a later date.

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Harley LaBounty

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Harley LaBounty, 88, of Gifford died Monday evening, Oct. 16, 2017, at home.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Rantoul. Father Joel Phelps will officiate. Burial will follow in Huls Cemetery, Gifford.Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 E. Grove Ave., Rantoul.

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Sheila Ray

Sheila Ray, 65, of Sidney, mother-in-law of a Paxton resident, died at 7:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove, is in charge of arrangements.She was born July 17, 1952, in Tuscola, a daughter of Claude and Betty (Lewis) Ray.

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Dennis Reszke

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Dennis Reszke, 70, of Paxton died at 2:52 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at home.A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton, is in charge of arrangements.Mr. Reszke was born July 9, 1947, in Chicago, a son of Edward and Evelyn Czyzewski Reszke, Sr.  

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