Olga (Custer) Huette, 96, of Fairview Haven in Fairbury, Ill. passed away at 1:10 a. m. on Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012 at Fairview Haven Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 at Forrest United Methodist Church. Pastor Ivy Silas will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Forrest. Burial will follow services at Forrest Township Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Haven Nursing Home, Fairbury, Forrest United Methodist Church, Forrest Ambulance Service or to donor’s choice.
Olga was born June 22, 1916, in Wolcott, Ind., the daughter of Emil and Lydia (Hirstein) Hertlein. She married Fred Custer and later married Francis Huette, both are deceased.
Surviving are one son, Richard (Kay) Custer, Conway, SC; one daughter-in-law, Liz Custer, Forrest, Ill.; Four granddaughters, Tammy Custer, Wendy Custer, Amy Custer, Kimberly (Don) Brucker; Three great grandchildren, Ashleigh Custer, Kolton and Kourtney Brucker; One great granddaughter, Kayleigh Custer; One brother, Gene (Mona) Hertlein, Sullivan, Ill; and one niece, Judy Lane.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Clair and Donald Custer.
Olga was a member of the Forrest United Methodist Church. She worked at the Fashion Shop in Fairbury until its closing. She spent a great deal of time with some of her very special cousins and always looked forward to the annual family reunion in June.
Olga loved being with her family and doted on her grandchildren. Grandma O will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.
Richard A. “Doc” Stephey
Richard A. “Doc” Stephey, 57 of Lexington passed away Sept. 11, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
His visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home with a prayer service at 8 p.m.; and for one half hour prior to the service, Friday at the church. His funeral mass will be at 10:00 am Friday Sept. 14, 2012 at Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal, with Monsignor Eric Powell officiating. Burial will be in Lexington Township Cemetery, Lexington. A luncheon will be served after the burial service at Epiphany Catholic Church. He was a member of Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal.
He is survived by his wife of 37 years Kathryn M. Leake Stephey (Kate). Also surviving are his children Sarah B. Stephey Starr and her husband Cory Starr of Bloomington, Ill.; Molly J. Stephey and her special friend Alex Altman of Washington, D.C.; Erin L. Stephey Miller and husband Tom Miller of Towanda, Ill.; Nicholas R. Stephey and fiancé Julie Wesemann of Bloomington, Ill.; and Michael D. Stephey and special friend Ally Biggs of Bloomington, Ill. He was beloved Paw Paw to Addison Grace Miller, Avry Tague Miller, Benjamin Richard Stephey and Lexi and Treyton Miller.
He was born October 13, 1954 in Normal, Ill. the son of Richard Wayne Stephey and Marlene Carol Sutter Phipps. He is survived by his mother and stepfather Art Phipps of Lexington. He is also survived by brother Dr. Douglas W. Stephey and sister-in-law Dr. Julie Schornack and nieces Emily and Amanda Stephey of Fullerton, Calif. and sister Dawn McKain, husband Randy and nephew Tanner Cox, all of Lexington, Ill. Grandparents L.W. “Buster” and Fleda Stephey and Clifford and Addie Sutter preceded him in death.
Memorials may be made to the Community Cancer Center in Normal, Ill., Epiphany Catholic Church, or the Richard A. Stephey Scholarship Fund Lexington High School at any Heartland Bank.
He was a 1972 graduate of Lexington Community High School, a 1976 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and 1980 graduate of Northwestern University Dental School. He returned to the area and first practiced dentistry at the Pontiac Correctional Center, later opening practices in Lexington and Bloomington. In 2006, he consolidated his practices into Prairie Dental Associates in Bloomington.
He was president of the McLean County Dental Society and president of the Lexington Jaycees. He ran the Little League Baseball program for 6 years and coached youth basketball for 6 years and saw that success translate into a turnaround of Lexington High School Basketball in the early 2000′s. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed playing cards, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Although his life was shortened by his illness, he lived a good and full one and truly appreciated the time he had here on earth. He thought himself truly blessed with his family and friends.