Saturday, December 10, 2016

Randall Garner


HOOPESTON – Randall "Randy" Kent Garner, 64, of Hoopeston passed away at 5:20 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.
Randy was born on Dec. 1, 1952, in Danville, the son of Donald Beckham and Maxine L. (Allison) Garner. He married Barbara Shuler in August 1978, in Hoopeston. She preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2010.
He is survived by his mother, Maxine Garner of Hoopeston; sister, Sandra (Earl) Thompson of Hoopeston; three aunts, Charlotte Marko of Hoopeston, Barbara Lewis of Hoopeston and Beverly Joan Garner of Danville; nephew, Colby (Julie) Thompson of Marion; special friend, Victoria Hauersperger of Hoopeston; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father and wife.
Randy graduated from Hoopeston High School in 1971. After high school, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1976. He later graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, with a degree in Agriculture Business.
Randy was the owner/operator of Bacca Cigar in Champaign from 1997 to 2014. Randy was a former Mason and past member of the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.
He enjoyed construction, duck hunting, reading, putting together models, listening to music and spending time with his family.
A celebration of life memorial service for Randall "Randy" K. Garner will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at Blurton Funeral Home, with Pastor Bob Beckman officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384 and VFW Post #4826 at the funeral home. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. According to his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be held at a later date in Floral Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice or National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The family have entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Randy's life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

Friday, December 9, 2016

The Midnight Freemasons: As The Sun is in the South

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Richard Chapman - Olive Branch


DANVILLE – Richard Chapman, 77, of Danville passed away peacefully in his home on Tuesday (Dec. 6, 2016).
He was born Sept. 20, 1939, to Ralph and Gladys Chapman in Danville. Richard married his wife, Ruthie, in June 1966. They celebrated their 50th anniversary this year. He is survived by their son, Robb (Patty) Chapman; his daughters, Dawne and Holly; and his stepsons, Bill (Yolanda) Marquis and Bob (Kris) Marquis. He has five grandchildren.
Richard was a lifelong salesman, and his last employer was NAPA Auto Parts. He was in an unfortunate accident four years ago and was cared for by many excellent nurses and caregivers at his home.
Richard belonged to many organizations throughout the years, including serving as Worshipful Master of Pleasantview No. 782 and Olive Branch No. 38. He also was a 32nd degree Mason of Danville Scottish Rite and was awarded his MSA. He was co-chairman of the board and was instrumental in establishing the Children's Dyslexia Center of East Central Illinois.
A celebration of his life will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at the Gao Grotto. Masonic services will be at 4:30 p.m. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, please make any donations in his honor to the Children's Dyslexia Center of East Central Illinois. Condolences may be offered online at www.rortvedtfuneralservices.com.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Michael Wayne Powers - Olive Branch

TILTON – Michael "Mike" Wayne Powers, 67, of Tilton passed away at 2:59 p.m. Monday (Nov. 28, 2016) at his home in Tilton.
Michael was born Sept. 19, 1949, in Danville, the son of H. Wayne and Anna L. (Holycross) Powers. He married LuAnn Spencer on April 19, 1975, in Tilton.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, LuAnn, of Tilton; his son, Shawn (Erin) Powers of Washington, Ill.; and his two grandsons, Nathan and Logan Powers of Washington, Ill.
Michael was preceded in death by his parents.
Michael retired after 31 years of service with Illinois Power/Ameren as an electrical engineer and locator. He enjoyed the outdoors and woodworking and was very fond of his cats.
Mike had a passion for baseball and hockey, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Blackhawk. As a youth, through his time at Danville Junior College, Mike" was a catcher for a variety of baseball teams over the years. As for hockey, he and his wife housed many players over the years for the Danville Wings hockey teams. Mike was also known for his abilities as a chef, most notably for his chili and his mac and cheese, and even cooked at Hawthorn Inn for a short while.
Mike was a member of Olive Branch Masonic Lodge No. 38 in Danville as well as the Scottish Rite. He also was a multiple Past Patron of the Order of the Eastern Star Iris Chapter No. 307.
Masonic rites will be conducted by Olive Branch Masonic Lodge No. 38 at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Order of the Eastern Star rites by Iris Chapter No. 307 will follow immediately. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Entombment will be held privately in Sunset Memorial Park on Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
Please join Mike's family in sharing memories, photos and videos on his tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Clay Niehaus - Anchor Lodge

DANVILLE – Clay Alfred Niehaus, 96, of Danville passed away at 10:33 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 5, 2016) at North Logan Health Care Center in Danville.
Clay was born on March 13, 1920, the son of Charles Adam and Phronia (Bridwell) Niehaus in Evansville, Ind. He married Rebecca Maidlow, with whom he had two sons, Jeffrey and David. He later married Mary Beth Johnston, who also had two sons, Robert and William.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Niehaus of Danville; three sons; Jeffrey Niehaus of Champaign, Robert (Janet) Johnston of Scotts Valley, Calif., and William (Robertta) Johnston of San Francisco, Calif.; five grandchildren, Joshua Niehaus of Seattle, Wash., Charles Johnston (Kelli) of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Margaret Johnston of Roseville, Calif., Emily Johnston of Washington, D.C., and Lane Johnston of Lewes, Del.; and two great-grandchildren, Elsie and Spencer Johnston of Arroyo Grande, Calif.
Clay is preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca; son, David; parents; and sisters, Merle DeMoss, Iantha Wilder and Marian Herrenbruck.
Clay served in the U.S. Army from Aug. 8, 1940, until Oct. 20, 1945, and attained the rank of technical sergeant. He drove for Gen. George Patton on a few occasions and was involved in the Battle of the Bulge.
Clay was an insurance agent for the Western Southern Life Insurance Co. and retired in 1986 after 36 years as a district manager. In his free time, he loved to golf, garden and travel.
He participated in a variety of Masonic organizations and projects. Clay was the past worthy patron of Anchor Lodge and past thrice potent master of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, received his 33rd degree in the AASR and was the chairperson for the Workers Pin Project and a member of the GAO Grotto.
He was the past president of the Eastern Illinois Shrine Club and enjoyed driving children to the Shriners Hospitals. Clay was also a member of Ridgeview Baptist Church and American Legion Post 210.
Masonic rites will be conducted by Anchor Lodge 980 at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center at 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville.
Entombment will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at the Chapel Mausoleum in Sunset Memorial Park, with military rites conducted by Illinois Military Funeral Honors.
A memorial service and reception will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at Ridgeview Baptist Church, 3838 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Officiating will be Pastor Mark Keyser. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center at 3940 N. Vermilion St., Danville, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to Ridgeview Baptist Church, Eastern Illinois Shrine Club or the American Heart Association.
Please join Clay's family in sharing memories, photos and videos on his tribute wall online at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Gilbert Dailey - Rantoul


RANTOUL – Gilbert Dailey, 82, of Rantoul died at 8:45 a.m. Friday (Sept. 30, 2016) at home.
His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) at American Lutheran Church in Rantoul, with Pastor Tim Hubert officiating. Mr. Dailey will be cremated.
Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the American Lutheran Church.
Gilbert was born on Oct. 29, 1933, on the family farm in rural Seymour, Ind., a son of Mary Freida Dailey. He married Helen Cheek on March 16, 1962, in Rantoul. She survives.
Also surviving are three children, Mark (Kelly) Dailey of Seymour, Ind., Sheree (Scott) Bussard of Armstrong and Robert Dailey (Tangela Brooks) of Rantoul; four grandchildren, Spencer (Kursten Glines) of Penfield, Slade Bussard of Armstrong, Hannah Dailey and Jacob Dailey of Rantoul; and a brother, Don Buckles of Seymour, Ind.
Gilbert was a U.S. Air Force veteran stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul. He graduated from Crothersville, Ind., Class of 1952. He was a retired employee of the Village of Rantoul electric department as a lineman.
Gilbert had also worked as a projectionist for Kerasotes Theatres.
He was a member of Rantoul Masonic Lodge 470 and Scottish Rites of Danville. He was also a member of Exchange Club and American Legion.
He was a licensed pilot and Experimental Aircraft Association member. He was a multi-year volunteer with the kids at the Osh Kosh Air Show in the Kid Venture Tent. He also worked at the Chanute Air Museum.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the American Lutheran Church, 500 Church Drive, Rantoul.
Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul, is handling the arrangements.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Eastern Area Events

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOVEMBER 7 6:30 P.M. MAHOMET 3RD DEGREE DINNER 5:30 P.M.
NOVEMBER 15, 2016 RUSSELL LODGE 3RD DEGREE 6:00 P.M. DINNER 5:00 P.M.
NOVEMBER 16, 2016 CHAMPAIGN-URBANA YORK RITE 7:00 P.M.
NOVEMBER 19, 2016 ADMIRATION CHAPTER R.A.M. TOWN HALL MTG 8:00 A.M.
NOVEMBER 22, 2016 URBANA LODGE 2ND DEGREE 7:00 P.M. DINNER 6:00 P.M.
DECEMBER 3,, 2016 ADMIRATION CHAPTER R.A.M. 6TH & 7TH DEGREE 8:00 A.M.
DECEMBER 4, 2016 ALLIED MASONIC DEGREE 2:00 P.M. AT PAXTON
DECEMBER 6, 2016 ST. JOE XMAS PARTY 6:00 P.M.
DECEMBER 7, 2016 WORKER’S CLUB AT CHAMPAIGN MASONIC CENTER AND
                                    DISTRICT SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
DECEMBER 9, 2016 CATLIN LODGE XMAS AUCTION 6:00 P.M.
DECEMBER 11, 2016 MAHOMET INSTALLATION 2:00 P.M.
DECEMBER 17, 2016 CATLIN LODGE PRESENTS JARED YATES CONCERT 6:00 P.M.
DECEMBER 18, 2016 CATLIN LODGE PRESENTS JARED YATES CONCERT 2:00 P.M.
DECEMBER 21, 2016 CHAMPAIGN YORK RITE 7:00 P.M.

DECEMBER 29, 2016 ADMIRATION CHAPTER R.A.M. 7:00 P.M.
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