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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dale E. Jones - Gibson Lodge

Gibson City — Dale E. Jones, 91, of Gibson City passed away at 5:48 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at the Heritage Health Nursing Home in Gibson City. His funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City with Pastor Jim Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Drummer Township Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to The Shriners Children's Hospital or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Dale was born March 21, 1928, in Peach Orchard Township, a son of Harry and Hazel Snider Jones. He married Vauna J. Riecks on June 26, 1949, in Anchor. They were married for almost 66 years. Vauna died June 2, 2015. He is survived by three daughters, Sharon K. Ames and Pam S. Fuoss of Gibson City and Diane J. (Mike) Knapp of Gowen, Mich.; five grandchildren: Steve Mott, Mike (Kortnei) Ames, Jennifer (Mike) Carley, Stacey (Adam) Becker and Jacob Knapp; also six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Reynolds and Donna Bane.
Dale was a member of the American Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was a United States Navy veteran and a member of the Lee Lowery American Legion Post #568 as well as the Gibson City VFW and a past member of the Gibson City Moose Lodge. Dale was a 31-year member of the Gibson City Masonic Lodge #733 AF & AM, The Mohammed Temple, and the Cornbelt Shrine Club. He and Vauna were longtime owners of H & H Tap in Gibson City. He will forever be remembered for his dazzling smile and contagious laugh.
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The Midnight Freemasons: Words To Ponder

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Lorin Karl Borton Jr. - Deland Lodge

DELAND — Lorin Karl Borton Jr., 89, of DeLand passed away at 10:01 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.
A time to celebrate Karl’s life will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at the DeLand American Legion, DeLand. Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, assisted the family with cremation rites.
Memorials may be directed to the DeLand Christian Church.
Karl was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Champaign, the son of Lorin Karl and Grace (Hutchinson) Borton Sr. He married Loveta Ann Jasper on June 3, 1950, in Winchester, Ill. She passed away on March 31, 2016. He later married Joan (Sypult) Manning on March 17, 2017, in DeLand.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Borton of DeLand; children, Karla LeVeque (Greg Stoklos) of Tucson, Ariz., Shelly (Jack) Weakly of Bloomington, Robin (John) Borton- Scott of Champaign and Thomas (Kelly) Borton of Gibson City; six grandchildren, Joshua (Rachel) Weakly of Bloomington, Ind., Chelsea (Branden) McEachern of Bloomington, Haylee Weakly of Chicago, Ashley (Scott) Zachry of Katy, Texas, Austin (Jasmyne) Borton of Milwaukee and Blythe Borton of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four greatgrandchildren, Audrey, Hannah and Gwyneth Weakly of Bloomington, Ind., and Jeffery Zachry of Katy, Texas; stepchildren, Kris (Kevin) Fink of DeLand and Kara Manning of Bloomington; step-grandchildren, Kacie (Chase) Woods of DeLand, Jesse (Rachel) Fink of Mansfield and Bailey Fink of DeLand; and step-great-grandchildren,
Makenna and Memphis Woods of DeLand and Weston and Brody Fink of Mansfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Barbara Trenaman.
Karl was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 812 A.F. & A.M., DeLand, and the Shriners as well as a trustee of the E.F. Wildermuth Foundation. He retired from farming in 2018. Karl was a St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and loved his special pet German shepherd, Trina, and loved riding his horse, Stormy.

Monday, November 4, 2019

The Midnight Freemasons: The Power of Ritual

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