Velma M. Schladenhauffen, 91, Fairbury and formerly of Forrest, died at 2:10 pm Monday, July 29, 2019 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
Her funeral will be 10:00 am Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Apostolic Christian Church, Forrest with the Ministers of the Church officiating. Burial will be in the North Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Forrest.
Visitation will be 3:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury and 9:00 to 9:45 am Monday at the church. The family suggests memorials be given to Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Forrest Apostolic Christian Church or OSF Hospice.
Mrs. Schladenhauffen was born August 20, 1927 in Wolcott, IN the daughter of Levi and Emma Hirstein Kropf. She married Eugene Schladenhauffen on May 26, 1951. He died on October 3, 2001.
Survivors include five children, Kathy (Garry) Knauer, Fairbury, Karen (Rick) Bauman, Pontiac, Keith (Gail) Schladenhauffen, Fairbury, Kay (Steve) McBride, Forrest, Kara (Brian) Rinkenberger, Towanda, eighteen grandchildren, Jennifer (Brian) Vaughan, Jessica (Zach) Shafer, Chad (Leslie) Baumen, Eric Bauman, Adam (Beth) Bauman, Andy (Rachel) Bauman, Ryan (Heidi) Schladenhauffen, Jenna (Kyle) Daniels, Erin and Jodie Bittner, Katie (Filip) Gagovic, Darrin (Salina) McBride, Ashley (Craig) Noe, Erica McBride, Payton McBride, Ryan McBride, Gaige Rinkenberger, Jaidin Rinkenberger, sixteen great grandchildren, two sisters, Arles Kropf, Gladys (Ed) Widmer, one sister-in-law, Anna Belle Schladenhauffen.
She is preceded in death by a great granddaughter.
Mrs. Schladenhauffen worked at Walton’s Department Store, Fairbury until its closing in 1995. She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church, Forrest.
Robert E. Wharton, 94, Fairbury, died at 3:45 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
His funeral will be at 10:00 am Monday, July 22, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church Fairbury with Pastor Dan Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury where full military rites will be accorded by the Fairbury American Legion and VFW posts.
Visitation will be 2:00 to 5:00 pm Sunday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. The family suggests memorials be given to the John Joda American Legion; Fairbury Speedway; or Fairview Haven Retirement Community.
Bob was born October 6, 1924 in Chicago, IL the son of Van O. and Esther Williams Wharton. He married Betty L. Travis on September 25, 1949 in Fairbury. She preceded him in death on March 26, 2013.
Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Ann Augsburger, one son, Robert V. Wharton, both of Fairbury, grandchildren, Benjamin Wharton, Jodi (Ryan Brunson) Wharton, Matthew (Jayme) Curl, and Jeffery (Bridget) Curl, great grandchildren, Cole Shawback, Dany and Sydnee Wharton, Katy, Tyler, Ellie and Jesslyn Curl, one brother, James (Elizabeth) Wharton, Fairbury.
He is preceded in death by one brother, William “Bill” Wharton.
Bob was proud to have served his country. He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served at Anzio Beach, Italy during WWII being discharged in 1945. He was the past commander of the John Joda American Legion Post #54, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Fairbury having been a deacon and usher. He loved stock car racing, rebuilding old cars and was an avid Ford fan. He enjoyed camping and traveling but most of all he cherished his time spent with family and friends.
Lucille E. Moser, 88, Fairbury, died at 7:45 pm Monday, July 15, 2019 at OSF St. James-John Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac.
Her funeral will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church, Fairbury. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury. Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 pm Friday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury and 9:30 to 10:15 am Saturday at the church. The family suggests memorials be given to the First United Methodist Church, South East Livingston County Ambulance Service or the Boys and Girls Club of Livingston County.
Lucille was born February 1, 1931 in Ashkum, IL the daughter of Robert and Mabel Read Monroe. She married Dean L. Moser on April 29, 1951 in Fairbury. He survives in Fairbury.
Dean and Lucille have five sons, Stephen Moser (deceased) wife, Mary, Monclova, OH, James (Mary Ann) Moser, Zelienople, PA, Gary (Sheri) Moser, Fairbury, Mark (Glenda) Moser, Morton Grove, David (Sheila) Moser, Hinsdale, 11 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, who brought her much joy.
Also surviving are one brother, Ronald (Sharon) Monroe, Cropsey, one sister, Helen Brown (deceased) husband, Dwight, Falcon Heights, MN.
Lucille was a 1946 graduate of Fairbury Twp. High School. She worked as a bookkeeper at Walton’s Department Store and later she kept the books for the family business Moser and Son Mobil Service Station.
Lucille was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Fairbury singing in the choir for over 40 years. She was very active in her kids’ activities ranging from cub scout den mother to class room mother. She was known as mom to all of her kids’ friends.
Lucille gave back to her community. Over the years she could be found playing the piano at Fairview Haven Retirement Community or the Fairbury Rotary Club. She served as secretary of Meals on Wheels. Lucille was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her memory will live on through those who loved her.
Marilyn Kiper, 83, Fairbury, died at 12:39 am Monday, July 15, 2019 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairbury with Pastor Corinne Blissard officiating. Burial will follow the service in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.
Visitation will be 9 to 10:45 am, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 prior to the service at the church in Fairbury. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be directed to the Fairview Haven Retirement Community or Trinity Lutheran Church both of Fairbury.
Mrs. Kiper was born November 20, 1935 in Ottawa; the daughter of Reinhart George and Margaret Elizabeth (Lenz) Hornecker. She married Boyd Randall Kiper on September 12, 1959 in Ottawa. Her husband, Randall preceded her in death on November 21, 2013. Her parents, and one son, Timothy Randall Kiper also preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Tim (Darcie) Kiper, Bloomington; one daughter, Gail (Brad) Gulliford, Forrest; five grandchildren, Derrick, Mitchell and Natalie Gulliford, Ryan and Kyle Kiper.
Mrs. Kiper was a 1953 graduate of Ottawa High School. She began working as an IBM Punch Operator for Libbey-Owens-Ford in Ottawa. She later worked as a florist for Kaisner’s Greenhouse in Fairbury. Along with her husband Randall, she co-owned and operated Randall’s Liquor in Fairbury for many years. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairbury, where she taught Sunday School and was involved in the Church Choir and Ladies Aid.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved being surrounded by her grandchildren. Her quiet demeanor and compassionate heart will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
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