Obituaries for the week of Sunday, December 4, 2016

Elvin Ackerman

Elvin J. Ackerman, 88, of Rantoul died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at home.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville, with the Rev. James T. Lehmann and the Rev. Barbara Busboom officiating. Burial will follow in Kopmann Cemetery.

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Phyllis Anderson

Phyllis J. “Mickey” Anderson of Paxton died at 11:22 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Heartland Healthcare Center, Paxton.Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton, with the Rev. Deb Domeier officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.

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Edith Bender

Edith N. Bender, 94, of Paxton died at 5:07 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at home.Funeral services will be at  3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at First United Methodist Church in Paxton with the Rev. John Hauck officiating. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery.Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the church.

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Velma Burrell

Velma Burrell, 86, of Thomasboro died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Paxton Health Care Nursing Home, Paxton.Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Foosland, immediately following the service.Visitation will be for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

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Michael Cain

Michael E. Cain, 57, of Rantoul died at 8:03 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at VA Illiana Healthcare System Danville.Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Rortvedt Funeral Services, 3 S. Hodge St., Tilton. 

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Kenneth Caisse

Kenneth “Kenny” Caisse, 65, of Paxton died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at home.Private services for the family will be held at a later date.A memorial visitation will be from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, at Knapp-Miller Funeral Home, Paxton.  Mr. Caisse was born July 15, 1951, at Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul, a son of William and Luella Finch Caisse.

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Alejandro Caro III

Alejando Caro III, 46, of Rantoul died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Williams Memorial Services Ltd., 1203 N. Market St., Champaign.

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Raymond Cleary

Raymond Cleary, 55, of rural Paxton died at 11:28 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Heartland Healthcare Center, Paxton.Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton, with the Rev. Scaria Thoppil officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.

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Forrest Coleman

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Forrest Coleman, 84, of Loda died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Illinois Knights Templar Home in Paxton.

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Betty Dow

Betty Dow, 81, of Fisher died at 11:07 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Gibson Area Hospital, Gibson City.A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Lamb Funeral Home, Gibson City.Visitation will be from 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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Thomas Lee

Thomas G. Lee, 77, of Fisher, formerly of Sidney, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at home.Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Sidney Christian Church with the Rev. Barry West and the Rev. Andy Baker officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sidney.Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Freese Funeral Home, 202 W. Main, Sidney.  

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Marguerite McDonald

Marguerite L. McDonald, 87, of Thomasboro died at 11:52 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral services will be at 10  a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville, with the Rev. James T. Lehmann officiating. Burial will follow in Beckman Cemetery, Thomasboro.

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Suzanne Muehlenpfort

Suzanne C. Siems Muehlenpfort, 91, of Melvin died at 1:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Paxton Healthcare & Rehab.Her funeral service will be at noon Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Melvin United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Tennyson officiating. Burial will be in Melvin Cemetery, Melvin.Visitation will be from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday at the church.

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Earl Pruitt

Earl J. Pruitt, 90, of Paxton died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at home.A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Paxton. The Rev. Thomas Theneth will officiate. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Knapp-Miller Funeral Home, Paxton.

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Teresa Roncevich

Teresa Roncevich, 82, of Paxton died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at home.Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton. 

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Dr. Teresa Roncevich

Dr. Teresa Roncevich, 82, of Paxton died at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at home.Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Baier Family Funeral Services, Paxton.Mrs. Roncevich was born June 5, 1934, in Kranj, Slovenia, a daughter of Albin and Terezia Riznar Palovsnik. She married Predrag Roncevich Aug. 28, 1963, in Chicago. He survives.

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Arlin Roy

William “Arlin” Roy, 92, of Paxton died at 8:40 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at home.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at First Baptist Church, 430 S. High St., Paxton, with the Rev. Philip McGarvey officiating. Burial will follow in Elliott Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton.

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Edith Stuckey

Edith Stuckey, 93, of Urbana died Dec. 6, 2016, at home, surrounded by her family.A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home, Piper City. Private inurnment will be at Brenton Cemetery, Piper City.Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Edgar Vilchis

Edgar A. Vilchis, 78, of Urbana, brother of a Potomac resident, died at 4:25 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at home.Graveside services will be held at a later date at Ridgewood Memorial Park, Des Plaines.Renner-Wikoff Chapel & Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

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Rev. Raymond Winfrey

The Rev. Raymond Winfrey, 78,  founding pastor of Crossroad of Life Community Church, Rantoul, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.A homecoming celebration will be held at noon Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Crossroad of Life Community Church, 310 E. Borman Ave., Rantoul. The Rev. Norvel Crider will officiate.

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