Graduation today for our 14 special seniors! (We missed Riley Casner and Hannah Reinagle who were not able to be here.)
Help us celebrate our Fairview Haven graduating seniors! Today at 3 PM we will have a graduation ceremony for them. You can join us on Facebook Live!
Lawrence “Pete” Bauer, 81, of Cissna Park passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Fairview Haven Nursing Home in Fairbury. He was born April 9, 1940 in Loda, the son of Ernest and Mary (Yergler) Bauer and they preceded him in death in addition to three brothers and five sisters.
He is survived by two sisters, Dorothy Walder of Cissna Park and Carol (John) Waldbeser of Cissna Park; one brother, Bob (Sonnie) Bauer of Cissna Park; and many nieces and nephews.
Pete belonged to the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park. Ministers of the church will officiate. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.
Memorials may be made to Fairview Haven Nursing Home in Fairbury.
Phyllis A. Eilers, 91 of Fairbury, died at 10:28pm, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
Funeral will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairbury with Pastor James Rients officiating. Burial will take place at 3:00pm that afternoon at Lyman Twp. Cemetery, Roberts. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00am also at the church prior to the funeral. Memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairbury.
Mrs. Eilers was born on September 21, 1929 in Roberts, a daughter of Henry and Lillian Repp Garrelts. They preceded her in death. She married Arthur E. Smith on October 6, 1951 in Roberts. He preceded her in death on December 13, 1989. She later married Paul E. Eilers on December 1, 1991. He preceded her in death on June 25, 1995.
Survivors include her son, Kevin (Heather) Smith of Oreana, IL; five grandchildren, Bryan Meredith, Mattthew Smith, Trevor Smith, Emma McConnell and Avery Smith; and one brother, Weldon Garrelts.
She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Kay Lynn Derossett, four brothers and one sister.
Phyllis was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairbury where she was a long-time choir member, Silver League, American Legion Auxiliary and was a member of the Prairiettes. She was also awarded the Fairbury Citizen of the Year in 2014.
Mary Lou Schuler, age 92 of Lexington, Illinois passed into God’s hands on Sunday, May 16, 2021.
Mary Lou was born on May 20, 1928 to Floyd and Ardis (Patterson) Bossingham of Stanford, Illinois. She married Melvin D. Schuler on November 27, 1949.
Those remaining to celebrate her memory are her three children, Dwight Schuler, Lexington; LuAnn (Bryon) Lundell, Phoenix, Maryland; and Paul (Kelly) Schuler, Lexington; as well as her brother David (JoAnne) Bossingham of Minier, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of seventy years, Melvin; sister Joan Graff; and brother Roger Bossingham.
Mary Lou has six grandchildren, Kara (Jason) Yeager, Lutherville, MD; Ericka (Brett) Butler, Baldwin, MD; Kelsey Schuler, Aurora, IL; David (Lauren) Schuler, Chenoa, IL; Allison (Jon) Cook, Baldwin, MD and John (Makenzie) Schuler, Lexington IL. She also has eight great grandchildren.
Mary Lou was a graduate of Illinois State Normal University with a degree in Home Economics and taught in the Lexington School District. Her passion for cooking, sewing and gardening remained throughout her life as seen by her victory style gardens on the farmstead and flowers that adorn her home. Mary Lou was a talented seamstress which extended from making her own wedding gown to being a clothing judge at 4-H fairs. She was known for her pies and Christmas peanut brittle.
Mary Lou was a 50-year member of HCE, Home Community Education in which she held many local and McLean County officer positions. She especially liked to prepare and teach the monthly lessons. She also belonged to Salem Club, St. Paul’s Ladies Aide, Lexington Food Pantry, and was a 4-H Leader for many years.
Mary Lou was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 800 S Division Street, Chenoa, Illinois for 72 years. A visitation at St. Paul’s will take place Saturday, May 22 from 9-10:45 followed by a funeral at 11:00 am.
Family requests memorial contributions be made in Mary Lou’s memory to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Chenoa or Lexington Food Pantry.
The family is grateful to Synergy Home Healthcare and Fairview Haven for their loving care.
The funeral service will be streamed live on the Duffy-Pils Memorial Home Facebook page.
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Allen F. Zimmerman, 89, Fairbury, died at 2:19 pm Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
Mr. Zimmerman was born December 13, 1931 in Forrest, IL the son of Louis A. and Louise Mueller Zimmerman. He married Carolyn Marie Leman on February 13, 1955 in Fairbury. She preceded him in death on October 15, 2003. He then married Melba Funk-Steffen on July 5, 2009 in Cissna Park, IL. She survives in Fairbury.
Other survivors include three daughters, Shelly (Ray) Steidinger, Strawn, Cinda (Ivan) Fehr, Holly (Glen) Steidinger, both of Fairbury, one son, Kent (Paulette) Zimmerman, Forrest, six step children, Kenny (Patsy) Steffen, Tangier, IN, Dean (Shirley) Steffen, Butler, IN, Terri Young, Lakewood, CO, Marvin (Rhea) Steffen, Jon (Sandy) Steffen, both of Naples, FL, and Greg (Darla) Steffen, Leroy, twenty five grandchildren, twelve step grandchildren, sixty seven great grandchildren and seven step great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by a son, Scott Zimmerman, six brothers and five sisters.
Mr. Zimmerman served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church, Forrest and worked as a lifetime farmer and truck driver.
Visitation will be 3:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, May 7, 2021 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury and 9:00 to 9:45 am Saturday, May 8, 2021 followed by the funeral service at 10:00 am at the Apostolic Christian Church, Forrest. Burial will be in the North Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Forrest. The family suggests memorials be given to Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
To live stream Mr. Zimmerman’s funeral service please visit Forrestacchurch.org or you can call in to listen at (727)731-5199.
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