Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Donald A. Thiede - Anchor Lodge

Donald A. Thiede, 86, of Danville, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019, at North Logan Health Care Center.
A visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, February 21, at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., Danville. Masonic services by Anchor Lodge will begin at 1 p.m., followed by funeral services at 1:15 p.m. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery, where Don will be laid to rest by his wife, Shirley.
Don was born April 21, 1932, in Danville to Albert William and Mildred May (Cook) Thiede.
He attended Cannon Grade School and Danville High School, graduating in 1950. Don was a salesman for the biggest part of his life at Central States Oil Company for 32 years before retiring in 1997.
He was a 50-plus-year member of Anchor Masonic Lodge, and spent a lot of time at Gao Grotto, where he was a Shriner and also secretary/treasurer. He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears, and could often be found rooting them on. In his younger years he enjoyed working on cars, and taking camping trips with his wife and grandchildren.
Don married Shirley May Whitaker on November 21, 1952. She preceded him in 2003, shortly before their 51st wedding anniversary.
He leaves behind his children, Mark (Barbara) Thiede, Debbie Wargo, Greg Thiede and Lynn Mullen (Alan Barton); five grandchildren, Jordan Thiede, Lacy Wargo (Fred Starr), Blake (Tina) Wargo, Nick (Amanda) Mullen and Kay Mullen; and two great-grandchildren, Aubreigh and Elizabeth. He also will be greatly missed by his brother Ronald (Shirley) Thiede and his close friend, Mary Griggs, who was his traveling and life companion for the last several years.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Shirley.
Memorials may be left in Don's name to the Shriner's Hospital. Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com or on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Ernest E. "Deak" Shonkwiler - Bement Lodge

BEMENT — Ernest E. “Deak” Shonkwiler Jr., 77, of Bement passed away at 3:45 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 31, 2019) at home.
Deak was born Aug. 19, 1941, in Monticello, the son of Ernest E. and Adelia (Perkins) Shonkwiler Sr. He married Janet F. Miller on July 31, 1966, in Ash Grove.
Deak is survived by his wife, Janet Shonkwiler of Bement; sons, Craig Shonkwiler (Carly) of Saint Joseph and Kent Shonkwiler (Stephanie) of Bement; grandchildren, Calin, Ellie, Max, Aiden and Sam; and brother, Paul “Dewayne” Shonkwiler (Janice) of Long Creek.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Deak worked at Caterpillar for 38 years, retiring in Quality Control. Deak got to take a four-year cruise because of serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Monticello, Bement Masonic Lodge 365and Albert Parker American
Legion Post 620. Deak enjoyed woodworking, reading and watching Westerns, going to his grandchildren’s activities and was a Cardinals fan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Christ Lutheran Church, Monticello, with Masonic rites at 6:30 p.m. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Christ Lutheran Church, with Pastor Julia Rademacher officiating. Interment will be in Bement Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Christ Lutheran Church of Monticello, the Bement High School computer lab or an organization of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at mackeywrightfuneralhome. com.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Kenneth Eastin Gibson Lodge

Kenneth Eastin
ROBERT S — Kenneth P. “Ken” Eastin, 83, of Roberts died at 9:20 a.m. Friday (Jan. 18, 2019) at Heritage Health Nursing Home in Gibson City, with his loving and dedicated wife, Bonnie, by his side.
A celebration of life service will be held later this spring. Memorials made be directed to Roberts Fire & Rescue or the family. Rosenbaum Funeral Home in Gibson City is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Ken was born on Oct. 3, 1935, in Sidney, a son of Floyd and Eva Smith Eastin. He married Bonnie Fairley on Aug. 24, 1958, in Chatsworth. He was a member of the Congregational Christian Church of Roberts.
Surviving is his loving wife of 60 years, Bonnie Eastin of Roberts; children, Tim (Debbie) Eastin of Finger, Tenn., and Angie (Mark) Wieneke of Roberts.; eight grandchildren, Kaylyn, Kristen, Karli, Jeff, Cody, Claire, Clarisa and Collin; and nine great-grandchildren, Kyla, Brayden, Marco, Kale, Karter, Finley, Sophie, Emma and Presley.
His parents; an infant daughter, Susan; and a sister, Judy, preceded him in death.
Ken proudly served in the United States Army Reserves for five years and was a member of the Wagner-Davis American Legion Post #641.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #733 and was a District Deputy Grand Master from 1985 to 1987. Ken enjoyed competition shooting, fishing and camping.
Ken was employed at Rocket Supply Inc., for many years. He was also the village of Roberts water superintendent until November 2004.
Ken was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed.
Online condolences and memories of Ken may be shared with the family at rosenbaumfh.com.

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