Saturday, February 17, 2018

The Midnight Freemasons: Hiram at Bat

The Midnight Freemasons: Hiram at Bat: by Midnight Freemason Contributor WB Darin A. Lahners Many of my fellow Midnight Freemasons have no idea that I belong to anothe...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Midnight Freemasons: The Eagle Challenge

The Midnight Freemasons: The Eagle Challenge: by Midnight Freemason Contributor WB Darin A. Lahners I recently had the honor of participating in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for t...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Midnight Freemasons: The Aha Moment

The Midnight Freemasons: The Aha Moment: by Midnight Freemasons Founder Todd E. Creason, 33° Long before I was a Freemason, or a writer, I was a musician.  I spent countless ...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Robert J. Cheek - Clinton and Urbana Lodge

NORMAL — Robert J. Cheek, 93, of Normal passed away at 6:36 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 25, 2018) at the Gibson Community Hospital Annex, Gibson City.
Services will be at a later date. The family has entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation or American Heart Association.
Robert was born Feb. 18, 1924, in Aledo, Ill., the son of NJ and Johanna (Nagel) Cheek. He married Harriett Jean Johnson on Aug. 8, 1948, in Abingdon, Ill. She passed away Sept. 13, 2012.
Survivors include his three sons, Timothy (Michelle) Cheek of Champaign, Kirby (Melinda) Cheek of Bloomington and Paul Cheek of St. Charles; three grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Robert, or more commonly Bob, was a member of the United Methodist Church of Normal and Clinton. He was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge as well as past master of Urbana Masonic Lodge.
While serving in the U.S. Army during World War II in the oak-leaf clusters.
After retiring from the University of Illinois Purchasing Department, he and Harriett moved to Arkansas, where he enjoyed life as a wood worker and as an avid fisherman.
Returning to central Illinois to be closer to family, he lived in Clinton for several years and later moved to Evergreen Assisted Living in Normal.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial. com.


Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Kenneth D. Katterhenry - Sidney Lodge

SIDNEY – Kenneth D. Katterhenry, 88, of Sidney passed away at 9 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 21, 2018) at Amber Glen, Urbana.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at Sidney United Church with the Rev. Mike Picklesimer officiating. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney, with military rites being accorded. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and Masonic services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Freese Funeral Home, Sidney, is assisting with arrangements.
Mr. Katterhenry was born March 12, 1929, at Homer, a son to James and Amelia Schroeder Katterhenry. He married Mary McNattin on Feb 20, 1955, at Champaign; she preceded him in death on Dec 10, 2010. Surviving are three sons, Daniel (Mary) Katterhenry of Dell City, Okla., Dale (Julie) Katterhenry of Homer and Donald (Shawn) Katterhenry of Manly, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, Crystal, Keith, Andy, Bradley, Lydia, Danielle, Tyler, Brandon, Samantha, Elizabeth and Breanna; several great-grandchildren; a brother, Rollo (Kathy) Katterhenry; and a sister, Evelyn Bauer. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
He graduated from Longview High School in 1947. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He farmed all his life.
He was a member of Sidney United Church, Sidney Masonic Lodge, Sidney Lions Club, Vesper Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and Mizpah Shrine White Shrine of Jerusalem. He was also area representative for American International Student Exchange for 10 years. He enjoyed traveling, reading, watching women's sports and table games.
Memorials may be made to Sidney United Church.
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