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Greetings, It’s been a couple of months since we’ve done a public update regarding our COVID-19 policies and procedures here at Fairview Haven. Recently, we have updated our policies due to guidance changes from CDC, CMS and IDPH. Please understand that if and when you see changes of guidance in the news, it doesn’t always mean that changes are going to happen at Fairview Haven. We are required to satisfy more than one governing body and are often required to do a risk assessment before making any changes. The Fairview Haven COVID task force is constantly monitoring CMS (our federal regulatory body), IDPH (our state regulatory body) and CDC. We also keep in constant communication with six other Apostolic Christian Homes in Illinois through our shared “Corporate” nurse.
With recent updates from CDC, CMS and IDPH, Fairview Haven has revised its COVID-19 Infection Control policy. In essence, we have adopted nine core principles for COVID-19 Infection Prevention. Fairview Haven will adhere to these core principles as best as we can as we implement policies and procedures for the safety, dignity and well-being of our residents.
Of the nine core principles, there are four that we need everyone’s help with.
1. Screening – anyone entering Fairview Haven is required to go through a screening process. Visitors who have been in close contact with individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, have been diagnosed themselves with COVID in the past 10 days or have signs and symptoms that could indicate COVID-19 will not be permitted to visit at this time. If you are cleared to visit, you will be asked to wear a name badge at all times to show our staff you have been cleared for entry to the building.
2. Hand Hygiene – It is very important that residents, team members and visitors are using proper hand hygiene at Fairview Haven. There are hand sanitizer stations placed throughout the building for your use, please use them!
3. Face covering or mask – Visitors on our campus are required to have their mouth and nose covered with a cloth face covering (or disposable facemask) anytime they are in our building or around our residents. Residents are expected to wear a face covering when they leave their room or when they have a visitor with them. And team members are required to wear a face mask at all times (with exceptions for breaks) at Fairview Haven as well.
4. Social Distancing – 6 feet is the magic number according to CDC. Visitors must maintain social distancing as much as possible. Understand, at this time, vaccinated residents (those who have a teddy bear on their door) are allowed physical contact. Unfortunately, during contact the mask must continue to cover the mouth and nose.
The visitor guidance and outing guidance (available at the front desk and on our website on our COVID-19 page) is developed with these core principles in mind. A few highlights that all visitors must comply with:
1. Please call and schedule any visit or outing. This allows us to ensure that the resident is available and ready for your visit. Unfortunately at this time we are still required to monitor all visits – we do this by asking you to leave the resident’s door open so that our staff can monitor without disturbing your visit.
2. There is no longer a limit on the number of visitors a resident
may have. We are only limited by the number of people that can fit in the visiting area and still maintain 6 feet between the visitors and the resident. When you schedule your visit, please indicate how many visitors there will be.
3. No roaming: When you come for a visit, you will be escorted to your resident’s room (or designated visiting area) and you will be asked to leave directly after the visit. You may not stop to visit with other residents and/or team members.
4. You must wear a face covering at all times and practice social
distancing as much as practicable.
5. If you develop symptoms within 3 days after your visit, you must notifiy the Administrator or Director of Nursing.
6. As you take residents out on outings, please remember the core principles. While we can’t monitor outings, we do ask that you follow IDPH guidance which includes:
a. Masking at all times
b. Social Distancing where applicable. Physical touch allowed for vaccinated residents.
c. You can remove mask for eating, but always remember the core principles of COVID safety.
d. Limit gatherings to those that comply with IDPH guidance. <50 people, masking, etc.
Residents will never be declined their right to leave Fairview Haven. However, if guidance is not followed, we must enact quarantine upon return for the safety of other residents and team members.
Outings and visits will be available so long as our county positivity rate remains below 10%, IDPH does not impose mitigation efforts AND Fairview Haven is not experiencing an outbreak. An outbreak is classified as ONE facility acquired or associated case.
Again, you can find this guidance posted on our webpage under COVID-19 as well as at our main reception area. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Dave Blunier, Brandon Stoller or Lila Fehr if you have any questions about what is acceptable and what is not.
Thank you for all your support over the past year. It has been a long journey and unfortunately we must remain vigilant. While we see light at the end of the tunnel we are not to the end. I implore you to continue to be diligent in following the guidelines developed by Fairview Haven to remain in compliance with CDC, CMS, IDPH and to keep our residents safe. By doing so, you are doing your part to help maintain a home where life is lived in abundance and keep Fairview Haven on the path to fully reopening.
The Good Neighbors at Fairview Haven recently provided a meal to appreciate the City of Fairbury's street department.
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Colfax – Ferne Onken, 88, of Colfax, passed away at 10:00am, April 1, 2021, at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
Her funeral will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 10, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Anchor. Pastor Jim Davis will be officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery, Anchor.
Visitation will be held from 4-7:00pm, Friday, April 9, 2021, at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Anchor or Alzheimer’s Association.
Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Colfax is in charge of arrangements.
Ferne was born October 5, 1932, in Metamora, the daughter of Rudolph and Esther Reeser Garber. She married Ronald Onken on February 26, 1950. He died September 2, 2010.
Surviving are her children, Ricardo (Debra) Onken of Colfax, Steven (Rhoda) Onken of Snohomish, WA Victoria (Daniel) Eyer of Anchor; grandsons, Jason Onken of Elgin, Nicholas Onken of Brooklyn, NY, and Ryan (Ashley) Eyer of Doral, FL; granddaughters, Rebecca (Robert) Connor of Colfax, Christina (Adam) Zehr of Cary, Leah (Phil) Painter of Snohomish, WA, and Josh (Holly) Mathis of Mackinaw; and great grandchildren, Chloe, Norah, and Ethan Onken, Briana Goeppinger, Brooklynn Connor, Abigail Mathis, Isiah, Matthew, and Joshua Painter, Jackson and Emery Eyer, and Cora and Hayley Zehr.
She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter Amy Onken, two brothers and one sister.
Ferne was a secretary for Octavia School District, she waitressed at Fincham’s Steakhouse in Colfax and owned and operated with her husband Ron Onken Chevrolet also in Colfax.
She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Anchor.
Ferne loved to knit, cook, and bake for her family. Whether it was for Thursday Night Dinners, at the cabin on the lake, or a holiday, Fern enjoyed these times with her family. She also enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and coffee time with her friends.
She loved her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren even more.
An online registry is available at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com
Juanita P. Walter, 82 of Fairbury, died at 8:10 a.m. Saturday (March 27, 2021) at OSF St. James, John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac, with family at her bedside.
Funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 30 at Fairbury Apostolic Christian Church with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will follow in South Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Fairbury. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2021 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury and calling hours will be 9-9:45 am before the funeral service on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to SELCAS or Fairview Haven Retirement Community. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, has charge of arrangements.
Juanita was born December 12, 1938 in Paxton, a daughter of Walter C. and Elsa McKinney Rasmus. She married James Walter on June 11, 1961. He survives in Fairbury.
Also surviving are three daughters, Diane (Jim) Koehl of Cropsey, Michelle (Ben) Wiegand of Yardley, PA, Jami (Adam) Luginbuhl of Conshohocken PA, and one son, Thaddeus (Molly) Walter of Fairbury; 11 grandchildren, Justin, Ashley, Lauren, Emily, Gwen, Cami, Avery, Vivian, Simon, Reigan and Evan and 7 great grandchildren, Monroe, Avery, Falcon, Winter, Reuben, Eli, Clara; sisters, Evelyn Ribordy of Pontiac, Ethel (Bob) Gentes of Lexington IL, Hazel Isaacson of Mesa AZ, Bessie (Chuck) Ritter of Alamogordo, NM, Margaret (Gene) Ketchmark of Overland Park, KS, Janet (Bill) Harrison of Creve Coeur, IL and Doris (Chris) Sawin of Westport, WA; brothers, Jackie Rasmus of Chenoa, Phillip (Bernice) Rasmus of Bloomington.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Coriene McCollum, and three brothers, Carl, Donald and David Wesley.
She was a loving member of the Apostolic Christian Church for 54 years. Jim and Juanita would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in June. Juanita graduated from Chenoa High School in 1957. Over the course of her life, she worked at State Farm for several years, worked in her family business at H-W Systems as a bookkeeper, followed by time periods working with Kay Dickey, of Dickey & Associates and she worked many years with her daughter, Diane Koehl, at her flower shop, Nature’s Designs.
Daisy M. Bellot, 90 of Fairbury, died at 11:15 am, Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury.
Her funeral will be at 10:00 am, Monday, March 29, 2021 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth with Fr. David Sabel officiating. Burial will follow at Forrest Twp. Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-5:00 pm, Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fairbury VFW Post 9789 and SELCAS. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, has charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Bellot was born May 2, 1930 in Fairbury, a daughter of James Edward and Emily Pearl Brown Waters. She married H. Donald Bellot on September 18, 1947 in Fairbury. He preceded her in death on May 15, 2019 and were married over 70 years. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, one sister, one daughter Betty Babbs-Hand and two grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, William (Chery) Bellot of Chatham, James (Phyllis) Bellot of Forrest; one daughter, Mary Frances Gambardella of Cornell; 9 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Waters of Fox River Grove, IL.
Mrs. Bellot was a cook at Westview Grade School for 30 years. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth and the Fairbury VFW Post 9789. She was a leader for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, and her and Donald enjoyed together camping and fishing, especially at Rend Lake, where they enjoyed returning year after year.
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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