Lois R. Luerssen, 84 of Bloomington, IL died at Heritage Health in Bloomington at 7:19 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2012. Private family inturnment will be at East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington, IL at a later date. There will be no visitation
The family suggests memorials be made to Illinois Wesleyan University or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Cremation services provided by Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL.
Surviving Luerssen are two daughters, Jade (Gregory) Dell of Chicago, IL and Debbie (David) Hall of Bloomington, IL, as well as a grandsone and two great granddaughters.
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Guy E. Seth, 84, of Bloomington, died at 5:45 a.m., Thursday, December 20, 2012 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington with Rev. Jason Smith officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to -7 p.m., Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Advocate BroMenn Foundation.
Guy was born on April 3, 1928 in Hutchinson, Kansas, the son of Earl and Della Lanham Seth. He married Grace Richerson on November 2, 1947 in Bloomington. She survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Eddie (Renee) Seth, Downs, Guy (Candy) Seth, Bloomington; two daughters, Linda (Terry) Shepard, Normal and Marsha (Bob) Mooney, Grand Rapids, Michigan; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Seth, Morton and Earl Seth, Idaho; three sisters, Elizabeth Curtis, Mildred Murphy and Pat Reineke, all of Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Charlie Shepard.
Guy was a welder and worked at Modine’s in Bloomington for forty years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed duck hunting with his good friend, the late C.J. Stolfa.
Wayne L. Walden, 71 of Bloomington, IL passed away peacefully with his family by his side at 8:27 a.m. on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at his home.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 at the First Christian Church, Bloomington. Rev. Jim Warren will officiate. Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery, Bloomington. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at the Calvert & Metzler memorial Home, Bloomington and from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday at the church.
The family suggests memorials be made to the First Christian Church, OSF Hospice or to his family. Wayne was born March 15, 1941 in Bloomington the son of Thomas H. and Betty J. Albertson Walden. He married Diana E. Moore on April 3, 1963 in Bloomington. She survives.
Also surviving are four children, Cathy (Rick Blumstein) Walden, Bloomington; Becky (Robert D. Raney II) Schimannski, Normal, IL; Vicky Walden, Bloomington; and Julie (Roosevelt Nicholas, Jr) Walden, Bloomington; six brothers including Richard (Jo) Walden, George (Mary) Walden, James (Shirley) Walden, Kenneth (Debra) Walden, Billy Walden, and Michael Walden; a Half Brother, Robert Walden; two sisters Mary (Bill) Klink and Pat Loughery. He has 28 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, 1 brother, one half brother and 1 great grandson.
Wayne was retired from the Laborers Local #362. He was an avid Bible reader and C.B radio enthusiast known as “shovel man.” He called his grandchildren and great grandchildren his “monkies” and they call him “monkey head.” He was a member of the First Christian Church, Bloomington, The Great Banquet with the walk of Emmaus. He was a member of the Promise Keepers and McLean County Democratic Party. Wayne served as an election judge for many years. The family would to extend a special thank you to his hospice nurse Jason, aid Tracy and friend Dennis. Wayne was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. He will be missed by all who knew him. Please view the obituary and share your condolences and memories online at www.calvertmemorial.com.
James E. Williams, 66, of Bloomington, IL went home to be with his Lord, at 7:41 a.m. on December 21, 2012. He was residing at the LaSalle-Peru Veteran's Home when he passed peacefully into heaven.
A memorial service to celebrate Jim's life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church, Normal with the Reverend Larry Gaylord presiding. Military rites will be accorded by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Arrangements have been entrusted to Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington.
The family requests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Normal or to Faith in Action, Bloomington.
Jim was born January 28, 1946 to Catherine and Joseph Williams. He married Linda Lyons on August 17, 1968 in Shadyside, Ohio.
Jim is survived by his wife Linda of Bloomington and their two children, son Jim Williams, Jr. of Normal and daughter Lauri (Jeff) Morris of Iowa. Also surviving is his sister Carol (John) DeBonis of St. Clairsville, Ohio; four grandchildren Alexis, Rachael and Katie Williams and Jacob Morris. He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joan Williams Boston. Jim retired from Hayes Lemmerz International after 34 years of service in production management. He then was employed for 5 years with The Saxton Group, Columbia City, Indiana.
Jim had a great loved for God and his country. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Normal. He served proudly in the US Army, serving a tour in Viet Nam where he was decorated and also awarded a purple heart. He was a member of Solomon Lodge #36 AM FM, in the state of Delaware. He was a life time member of the NRA and an avid sportsman.
Jim was a loving and loyal husband, father, brother and uncle. His grandchildren knew him as "Pappy" and he adored them. If you called him "friend" you were blessed. We all rejoice in the assurance that his memory is now clear and his confusion has vanished.