Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Philip D. Stiebner Sr.

PESOTUM — Philip D. Stiebner Sr., age 69, of Pesotum passed away at his home at 4 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 6, 2017) after a brief struggle with aggressive cancer.
Phil was retired from Unit 4 schools in Champaign after having served as head custodian for South Side, Ben Franklin, Stratton and Columbia schools. The Unit 4 Award for Merit was given to Phil for shutting down a boiler on fire at Ben Franklin and saving the building from potentially severe damage.
Phil was a member of several fraternal organizations and clubs, including the Loyal Order of Moose, Fraternal Order of Eagles,Knights of Pythias, Masons and Prairie A’s Model A Ford Club.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith; his oldest son, Dean (Aaron Penn-Stiebner), grandson, Jaden, and stepgranddaughter, Jonna Penn, of Bloomington, his youngest son, Kevin (Mara) of Tolono, stepgranddaughters, Shelby Craft and Sydney Craft, and great-stepgranddaughter, Aubrey; as well as Phil’s older brother, John (Diane).
A celebration of life will be planned for a later date following his interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana.
Condolences may be offered at www.owensfuneralhomes. com.

John D. Quiram - Atlanta Lodge

ATLANTA, Ill. — John D. Quiram, 74, of Atlanta passed away at 4:15 a.m. Monday (Dec. 11, 2017) at his home.
Funeral services for Mr. Quiram will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at the Atlanta United Methodist Church. The Rev. Mike Abel will officiate. Burial will follow at the Atlanta Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home in Atlanta. Masonic rites will be accorded at 8 p.m.
Mr. Quiram was born Jan. 5, 1943, in Springfield, the son of Gordon DeWitt and Dorothy Janet Cox Quiram. They preceded him in death.
Survivors include one daughter, Staci L. (Cary) Waggoner of Ocala, Fla.; two sons, Jay D. (Jody) Quiram of Champaign and Quentin J. (Lisa) Quiram of Waynesville; five grandchildren, Andi Dansby, John Quiram, Cole Quiram, Jay Gordon Quiram and Cale Quiram; one brother, James G. (Sandy) Quiram of Sycamore; one sister, Janet L. (Ted) Glaser of Fremont, Mich.; his fiancee of 30-plus years, Frances Leesman-Nollman; and three nieces.
Mr. Quiram attended the Atlanta public schools and Illinois State Normal
University and was a 1969 graduate of the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis. Mr. Quiram operated the Quiram Funeral Home in Atlanta from 1976 until 2006. The funeral home was founded by his father in 1940.
Mr. Quiram was a member of the Atlanta United Methodist Church, past master and 52-year member of Atlanta Masonic Lodge 165 AF& AM and past president and 47-year member of the Atlanta Rotary Club. John was also a former board member of the Atlanta Public Library and Museum.
Mr. Quiram was a former pilot and held an extra class amateur radio operator’s license through which his call sign was W9JQ. He was also a 40-plus-year member of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association. John also enjoyed playing with the Atlanta Community Band for many years.
Memorial contributions may be made to his church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Final arrangements are entrusted with Quiram-Peasley Funeral Home of Atlanta.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Robert J. Mosborg

NAPERVILLE – Robert J. Mosborg passed away on Wednesday (Dec. 6, 2017) at Edward Hospital in Naperville.
He was born Dec. 20, 1924, in Chicago, and moved at age 10 to Joliet. He was a retired faculty member in the Department of Civil Engineering and a retired assistant dean in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Bob received his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in May 1946, where he was also co-valedictorian of the university. He was named to the Bronze Tablet and awarded Civil Engineering's first-place Ira O. Baker Award. In 1949, he received his Master of Science in civil engineering from the UI.
From June 1946 to September 1946, Bob worked as an engineering aide in the Bridge Department of the Illinois Central Railroad. Upon his return to the university in 1947, he worked as a research assistant until 1952 when he entered the professorial ranks as an assistant professor, attaining the rank of professor of civil engineering in 1975. From 1960 to 1962, he attended the University of California, Berkeley, on a National Science Foundation Faculty Fellowship.
Bob continued as a professor until the summer of 1983 when he became assistant dean and director of placement for the entire College of Engineering. He wrote several articles and appeared as a speaker or panel member at numerous meetings of the Midwest College Placement Association. In 1992, Bob was made an honorary member of Midwest College Placement Association and of the Golden Key National Honor Society. He retired from the university in June 1993.
Bob's civil engineering research focus was strength of materials and metal fatigue, and he authored or co-authored several articles on this topic. A major focus of Bob's career was undergraduate teaching, and he received the following department and college awards: Epstein Memorial Award for Outstanding Young Teacher, 1959; ASCE Student Chapter Outstanding Civil Engineering Teacher Award, 1974 and 1984; the Dean Everitt Award for Teaching Excellence, 1976; and the Stanley H. Pierce Award for Development of Empathetic Student-faculty Cooperation, 1976. For many years, he served at chief adviser of the Civil Engineering Department, and as a member or chairman of numerous departmental and college committees involving student issues and concerns. Some of these included Curriculum, Registration, Petitions, Co-Op, Placement, Professional Awards, and COPE in the department, and CP&D Committee on Engineering Admissions, Student Records and Petitions, Registration and Student Advisement, and Placement in the College of Engineering. He was also chairman of the UIUC Senate Admissions Committee and vice-chairman of the UIUC Senate Council.
Bob served twice as the national president of Triangle, a social fraternity of engineers, architects and scientists; he also served several years as adviser to the Champaign Triangle chapter. Bob was chairman of the UIUC Board of Fraternity Affairs, and for 12 years, he was secretary, vice president and president of the local chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. For 20 years, he was adviser to Tau Beta Pi. He was also the secretary of the constituent Civil Engineering Alumni Association for many years. Other honoraries and organizations of which he was a member are Chi Epsilon, Sigma Xi, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education, American Association of University Professors, Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, and National Society of Professional Engineers, and he is a registered professional engineer in Illinois. Bob became a Master Mason of the Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Illinois on July 31, 1951.
Bob and his wife of 66 years, Frankie, lived in Champaign and Savoy until October 2015, then relocated to Naperville. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by two children, David Mosborg (Holly Fulton) and Carol Hilton (Bill); and five grandchildren, Cynthia and Alexander Mosborg, Lauren and Caroline Hilton and John Henry Perritt.
Public viewing will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Wesley United Methodist Church, 1203 Green St., Urbana. A service will begin at 1 p.m. Monday with burial to follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive guests in the Watseka Lounge at Wesley immediately following the interment services.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family asks that a donation in Bob's name be made to the University of Illinois Foundation/Department of Civil Engineering, 1305 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801; Triangle Education Foundation, 120 S. Center St., Plainfield, IN 46166; or Wesley United Methodist Church, 1203 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801.
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, was entrusted with arrangements. For information, please call 630-355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Darrell Roscoe Eveland - Palestine Lodge

ATWOOD — Darrell Roscoe Eveland, 70, of Atwood passed away at 3:56 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 3, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
A celebration of Darrell’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, at the First Baptist Church, 231 N. Illinois St. in Atwood. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until service time at the church on Thursday. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Darrell was born on Jan. 26, 1947, in Robinson. He was a son of Roscoe and Lucy Mae (Dunlap) Eveland. He married Bertha Ann Ziegler on Jan. 17, 1969, inRobinson.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha; three daughters,Michelle West (Randy) of Cerro Gordo and Karen
Owens and Mendy Eveland (MyLynda), all of Atwood; eight grandchildren, Justin Eveland, Joshua Like, Jennifer Like, Blake West, Wade Haanpaa, Cheyenne Haanpaa, Alicia Starr and Austin Webb; six greatgrandchildren; three sisters, Joyce Rigg of Zolfo Springs, Fla., Sandee Mitchell of Attica, Ind., and Melody Ramsey of Robinson; one stepbrother, Danny Eveland of Willow Hill; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Everett and Charles Eveland; and one sister, Patsy Kirk.
Darrell was an Army veteran, having served two years with an engineering battalion in Germany.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Palestine, Ill., and Pipefitters Union Local 157 out of Terre Haute, Ind.
Darrell retired as a pipefitter after 37 years, having worked with JL Allen and Hoke Construction.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, working crossword puzzles and hunting for mushrooms.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to his family in care of Bertha Eveland and mailed to P.O. Box 82, Atwood, IL 61913.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Marvin Donald Harris - Lone Star Lodge PHA

CHAMPAIGN — Marvin Donald Harris, 77, fondly known as Pete, passed away peacefully on Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2017).
Celebration of Life services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Jericho Missionary Baptist Church, 1601 W. Bloomington Road, Champaign. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with services following at 11 a.m. Final interment will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Urbana. Officiant will be Pastor Lekevie C. Johnson.
Marvin was born on May 19, 1940, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late Charles and Anna Harris. He was the second child of nine. He moved to Champaign in 1967.
On May 25, 1958, he married Dorothy Anderson Harris(deceased) and eight children were born of this union:
Andrea (James) Newman, Eric Harris Sr., Marvin Jr. (Pam) Harris, Kelvin Harris, Stephanie (Jeffery) Bibbs, Charlotte (William) Johnson, Beverly Ann Harris and DeShon Harris. Mr. Harris later was blessed with another daughter, Olivia.
Mr. Harris was always a hard worker. He worked for Montgomery Ward, Goldblatts, Sinclair Gas and B.F. Goodrich simultaneously for several years. Later on, he worked at Eisner warehouse as a forklift driver for 20 years.
After he retired, he worked for Unit 4 schools and Meijer as a night lead worker.
Mr. Harris was a member of Masonic Lodge Lone Star No. 18.
In addition to his children, Mr. Harris leaves to
cherish his memories 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, an awesome home care nurse, Tekela Brown, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Harris will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Celebration of Life services were entrusted to Williams Memorial Services, 1203 N. Market St., Champaign.

Monday, November 20, 2017

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