Congratulations, Kaye Lynch! And thanks for your dedication!
Celebrating 40 years of serving people at Fairview Haven!
Congratulations, Kaye Lynch! And thanks for your dedication!
In the book of Matthew, chapter 25, Jesus sets out expectations for His followers to love as He loves. With this principle in mind Fairview Haven is now offering in-home care services called “Connections of Fairview Haven”
Connections team members are directly demonstrating the love of Christ daily, empowering you to remain in your own home safely, with dignity and independence as you move through your senior years. We provide a variety of home care services, such as shopping, housekeeping, companionship, running errands, and personal cares.
Along with the basic home care services, Connections has partnered with community businesses to help care for your other needs such as therapy, medication management, yard work, home repairs, and many other services that will allow you to remain safely at home.
We take the worry out of daily living by setting up these services with just one call to Connections. Because you have dedicated your life, your time and your talents to our community, we would like to honor your efforts by empowering you to continue to live an abundant life in the way that works best for you.
Contact Arla at 815-692-6703, or check out our page on the Fairview Haven website.
Our delicious authentic Irish cuisine. today. Dublin Coddle, Corned Beef Hash and Cabbage. Kudos to Dining Services!!
Teresa E. Franey, 83, Fairbury and formerly of Chatsworth, died at 4:28 pm. Sunday, March 14, 2021 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
Her Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, March 20, 2021 at St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth with Fr. David Sabel and Fr. Carl LoPresti officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Chatsworth.
A rosary will be recited at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 19, 2021 followed by a visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 pm also at the church in Chatsworth. A second visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:15am Saturday at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is assisting with arrangements. The family suggests memorials be given to SELCAS or St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth.
Teresa was born March 31, 1937 the daughter of John C. and Lula Diebel Hahn. She married John M. Franey on June 11, 1960 in Cullom. He preceded her in death on April 14, 2013.
Survivors include three daughters, Patty (Lenny) Haberkorn, Joni (Bob) Huisman, Terri (Troy) Rieger, all of Chatsworth, one son, Tom (Stephanie) Franey, Champaign, twelve grandchildren, Chris (Val) Haberkorn, Kaleigh (Scott) Berry and Keeley Haberkorn; Elizabeth (Bailey) Beyers, John Thomas and Mary Beth Franey; Thomas, Matthew and Lucas Huisman; Tristin, Tiffani and Clayton Rieger; four great grandchildren, Blake, Tucker, and Reece Berry; Abigail Haberkorn; and one sister, Rita Kinkade, Doniphan, MO.
She is preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Don Hahn, two sisters, Eula Hahn and Dolores Siron and one great granddaughter, Jacqueline Haberkorn.
Teresa was a graduate and valedictorian for the class of 1955 at Cullom High School. In 1958, she received her nursing degree and was the valedictorian of her class at St. Joseph School of Nursing, Bloomington. She began her career as a registered nurse at the Dwight Veterans Hospital. Teresa then worked at Offit Air Force Base hospital in Omaha, NE while John served in the Air Force and worked at Fairbury Hospital upon their return home to Chatsworth. After taking some time to care for their children, she returned to nursing and retired from Greenbriar Nursing Home in 2004 after 25 years of service. Teresa was a compassionate and skilled caregiver and found great joy in caring for others. Many family members and friends sought her advice, comfort and care over the years, which she happily shared.
Teresa especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, and they all have many special memories of their time spent at Grandma and Grandpa’s farm, being cooked and cared for and allowed to have all kinds of fun in the house and yard. She will be greatly missed by all.
Teresa was a member of the St. Peter and St. Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth.
Fairbury – Carol Sue Koehl, 84 of Fairbury, passed away at 10:25pm, Friday March 5, 2021 at Carle BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal surrounded by her children.
A public graveside service will be held at 11:00am, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at South Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury, with mask and social distancing protocols. Pastor Jeremy Latzke will be officiating.
Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
The family suggests memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chenoa, SELCAS or Fairview Haven.
Carol was born March 9, 1936, in Fairbury, the daughter of Frederick H. and Verna L. Gitchell Schenck. She married Maurice J. Koehl on August 2, 1964 in Chenoa. He proceeded her in death on March 5, 2017.
Survivors include a daughter, Jill E. (Mike Monahan) Koehl, Arcola, IL; a son, Andrew J. (Jennifer) Koehl, Greensburg, PA; a granddaughter, Heidi Sue Koehl; 5 sisters-in-law, Bernice Cox, Velda Huette and Gladys Koehl of Fairbury, Janita Koehl of Rittman, Ohio and Shirley Schenck of Bloomington; and her cousin, Barbara J. Peterson of Lowell, Indiana.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Frederick H. Schenck.
Carol was raised south of Weston on the family farm in Yates Township and attended the Cottonwood one-room schoolhouse near her home for the majority of her elementary education, graduating from Chenoa High School in 1954. She was a 1959 graduate of the Walther Memorial School of Nursing in Chicago, IL and became a registered nurse.
After being employed for a time in Chicago, she took a nursing position at the physician office of Dr. Russell L. Oyer in Chenoa where she worked until 1970. She later worked as an RN at the Helen Lewis Smith Pavilion in Fairbury, caring for the community’s elderly residents for over 18 years, before retiring.
Carol was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chenoa. She enjoyed the outdoors and loved spending time with her family and friends. Above all, she devoted her life to caring for others.
The family would like to thank the relatives, friends, and healthcare providers who have graciously returned the same care and kindness to her.
A private family church service will also be held. The recording of that service will be available on the Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Facebook page, Wednesday afternoon.
An online registry is available at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com.
Look at these cute little snowman builders! We enjoyed their efforts today!
Delores Mildred Nussbaum, 89, Fairbury, died at 8:34 am Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Inurnment will take place in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Fairbury at a later date. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements. The family suggests memorials be given to Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
Ms. Nussbaum was born March 18, 1931 in Forrest, IL the daughter of Jeff F. and Kathryn M. Zimmerman Nussbaum.
Survivors include one brother, Oren Dean (Johanna) Nussbaum, Chatsworth, her loving nieces and nephew, Betty Jo Beurman, La Mirada, CA, Robin Sorey, Rice Lake, WI, and Ron T. Briscoe, Fairbury. Delores is also survived by several great nieces and nephews who she loved playing endless games with and they loved her very much.
Have you noticed the candles in the windows? This was the creative idea of some of our supporters. They donated candles for all the residents' windows to give us hope during this cold winter season as we continue with quarantine. And they shared Candle in the Window - a Lamplighter Theatre audio story of hope.
Fairbury – Dolores “Dee” Irene Rieger, 91, of Fairbury, passed away at 6:35pm, January 23, 2021, at Serenity Villas at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, January 28, 2021, at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth. Fr. Carl LoPresti will be celebrating the mass and assisted by Fr. David Sabel. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Chatsworth.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth.
Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.
Dee was born September 16, 1929, in Chatsworth. She was the daughter and youngest of 13 children to John Dennis and Helena Margaret (Trunk) Monahan.
Upon graduation from Chatsworth High School, she attended Northwestern Academy of Beauty Culture in Peoria.
On June 29, 1949, she married Donald J. Rieger and they raised their nine children in a country home just east of Forrest, until 1979. They continued their life in Chatsworth until Don’s passing on February 8, 1993. Dee moved in 2004 and remained in the Bloomington Normal area until 2017.
Dee was devout member of the Catholic Church, with her closest ties to St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth and St. James Catholic Church, Forrest, where she was a member of their Altar and Rosary Societies.
She was known and deeply loved for her boundless energy and giving generous spirit, reflected in her commitment to raising her children, serving as a teacher’s aide in the FSW school district, working part time at FS and the Rieger Coil Company, Forrest. She was an avid bowler and golfer and regularly engaged in a variety of activities with her wonderful friends. In retirement, she treasured spending time with her growing family and traveling west with Don. Dee enjoyed visiting her ancestor’s homeland in Ireland.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 12 siblings and daughter-in-law, Christina (Palen) Rieger.
Dee is survived by her nine children, Jamie Rieger of Forrest, Micki (Rod) Zimmerman of Chatsworth, David Rieger of Farmer City, Danny (Becky) Rieger of Bloomington, Pam Rieger of Chicago, Tony (Laura) Rieger of Oglesby, Rod (Pam) Rieger of Thornton, CO, Judy (John) Szabo of Bloomington, and Chris (Angie) Rieger of Madison, WI; 19 grandchildren, Aimee (Jeremy) St. John, Emily (Nathan) Wenger, Austin Rieger, Evan Rieger, Cory, Zimmerman, Jeremy Zimmerman, Adam (Rachel) Zimmerman, Sean (Ashley) Zimmerman, Lyndi (Ryan) Alberts, Joe (Chelsea) Rieger, Kati Rieger, Jacob, Stephanie, Jason, and Tessa Rieger, Ashley and Andy Szabo, Nick and Noah Rieger. and ten great-grandchildren, Foster St. John, Sophie and Lane Wenger, Nolan, Tristan, Reagan, Trinity, and Kian Zimmerman and Dani and Remi Alberts.
The family extends a special thank you to the caregivers of Serenity Villa at Fairview Haven who delivered gentle, compassionate care to Dee over the past year.
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interviewed today ... watch the Pantagraph for a story about her life.
It’s finally here!! Our first dose of COVID-19 vaccine is being administered at Fairview Haven today!
Thanks to the Livingston County Health Department for their partnership!
Elsa S. Hartman, 99, of Peoria, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Fairview Haven Nursing Home in Fairbury, IL.
Elsa was born May 9, 1921 in Peoria to William O. and Eugenia (Neuffer) Schlipf. She married LeRoy F. Hartman October 19, 1941 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on June 18, 2000.
Surviving are two daughters, Victoria Knobloch (Al) Hartzler of Princeville and Mary Ann (Rick) Plattner of Fairbury; four grandchildren, Chris (Kelly) Knobloch, Jodi (David) Kieser, Mitch (Lindsay) Hartzler, and Joel (Amber) Plattner; and 14 great-grandchildren, Zachary, Hayli, Luke, Katie, Seth, Aidan, Easton, Micah, Leigha, Landon, Kennan, Brynna, Tryssa, Rilla, and baby Hartzler on the way.
He preceded her in death on June 18, 2000. Also preceding her in death were her parents, one brother, William R. Schlipf, and two sisters, Elizabeth Hartman and Emma Rocke.
Elsa graduated from Peoria High School, class of 1939. She worked as a Secretary to Dr. Joel Eastman for 8 years. She was a supportive and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Elsa was a member of the Peoria Apostolic Christian Church, where she and her husband were baptized Easter Sunday in 1949.
A funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Monday, January 4, 2020 with visitation from 8:45 to 9:45 am at the Peoria Apostolic Christian Church. The church ministers will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria. Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton is in charge of arrangements. Guidelines regarding social distancing and wearing of face masks will be followed.
The funeral service can be listened to and viewed live at www.peoriaacchurch.com.
Memorials may be made to Apostolic Christian Skylines Charity Fund or Fairview Haven in Fairbury. Online condolences can be submitted to www.woolsey-wilton.com.
A big event today for a lovely lady who is celebrating 103! She got a new walker.
Christmas was different this year ... we missed our families, carolers and many others who bring us joy.
Yet, we celebrated as we could with distanced gift opening, LOTS of treats and distanced masked caroling.
Covid cannot keep from us the JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD HAS COME!!
We're collecting photos of our team members in their new Fairview Haven Strong T-Shirts and Christmas T-Shirts..
Here are a couple of winners!
Joyce was excited to have Parlor visits from her family!
Our visiting parlors are open and meet the safety requirements for visits with your loved ones.
Call the receptionist 815-692-2572 to schedule your visit.
We will do everything we can to accommodate whoever wants to visit at Christmas!
Linda Hagar, 72, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. She was part of the Fairview Haven family since 2017. Linda lived in Tucson, AZ for much of her adult life. She had a master’s degree and worked for the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, first as a teacher and later as an advocate for families and children. She created a program for the State of Arizona to work with families and deaf/blind children as soon as they were born. She was well-known for her work. She knew Spanish, Navajo and sign language. She traveled a lot, lived in Spain and Mexico for a while, and loved cats and dogs. Linda is survived by her brothers, Steve (Shirley) Hagar and David Hagar, as well as nieces and nephews.
Willadene "Billie" Nussbaum, 93, of Forrest, IL, passed away Friday December 11, 2020 at Fairview Haven Nursing Home Fairbury, IL.
Private graveside services will be on Saturday, with Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, in Fairbury. Ottawa Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
Billie was born October 10, 1927, in Bloomington, IL, to William and Florence (Leonard) McKinley. Billie lived in Gridley during her early childhood. Her father died when she was young and the family relocated to Fairbury. Billie married Nelson "Bud" Nussbaum on October 19, 1946 in Bloomington, IL.
Billie stayed home, raised her children, and had a wonderful vegetable and flower garden. For a time she worked at Fairview Haven. In 1945 Billie was voted Homecoming Queen at Fairbury High School, and was a beauty her whole life. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Forrest, IL.
She is survived by her husband of 74 years, Bud Nussbaum; her son, Nelson (Karen) Nussbaum of Ottawa; her daughter, Jill Davis of Fairbury; six grandchildren, Chad (Annie) Davis, Tara (Chad) Wamsley, JB (Katie) Nussbaum, Wendi (Ryan) Zimmerman, McKinley (Ken Chiang) Nussbaum, and Kaci (Chase) Fischer; fifteen great-grandchildren Tyler, Madison, Harmony, Alexis, Jaxon, Gavin, Sofie, Josie, Charlotte, Hadley, Kennedy, Chloe, Ellie, Julia, and Quinn.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Henry Kaab; a daughter, Lisa; one brother, Cletus McKinley; and a sister, Elaine Maxfield.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
Memorials may be directed to Fairview Haven Nursing Home.
It is the policy of Fairview Haven to give equal opportunity to all qualified persons
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, disability, national origin or age.