Gale M. Motsinger

Gale Motsinger

Gale Motsinger

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Gale M. Motsinger, 84, of Canton passed away at 6:37 pm Sunday, July 12 at the Graham Hospital in Canton. He was born on February 6, 1931 in Canton to Russell and Lucille (Hummel) Motsinger. Gale married Virginia Jeanne Wages on May 10, 1950 in Canton. They recently celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary. She survives along with 6 children; Jan (Debbie) Motsinger of Canton, Robert J. Motsinger of Van Nuys, CA, Gerald “Gale” (Debbie) Motsinger of Bartonville, Randy (Kim) Motsinger of St. David, Sheila (Steve) Bottoms of Middletown, IL, and Michael Motsinger of Lewistown, 9 grandchildren; Carrie Schreiner, Stacey Watters, Donna Grant, Jeff Newlun, Ryan Motsinger, Alex Motsinger, Kurt Motsinger, Kyle Motsinger, and Eric Dennis, 15 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and a brother Roger (Janet) Motsinger of Clinton, IL.

Gale worked at Caterpillar as an Inspector for 34 ½ years retiring in 1995. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton, Shriners Consistory, Past Master of Lewistown Masonic Lodge #104, loved woodworking, fishing, camping, and was an avid Cardinals fan.  Gale was in the naval reserves for 1 year.

Services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, July 16, at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton where visitation will be 1 hour and 45 minutes prior to services. The grandson Rev. Ryan Motsinger will officiate. Masonic rites will be at 1:45 pm Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown. Memorials can be made to either the Children’s Shriner Hospital, St. Judes Children’s Hospital or American Cancer Society. To view Gale’s DVD or make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Norma Jean Mulvaney

Norma Mulvaney

Norma Mulvaney

Bartonville – Norma Jean Mulvaney, 76, of Bartonville, passed away on at 3:05 AM Thursday, July 9, 2015 at her residence.

Norma was born in Bellevue on August 1, 1938 to Eugene and Mildred (Zircle) Johnson. Norma married Roger Mulvaney on June 29, 1963 in Bellevue and was married for 50 years until his passing on November 22, 2013.

Surviving are 2 children; Steve (Chris) Johnson of Peoria, and Ghlee (Lorie) Mulvaney of Washington, 3 grandchildren; Casey (Kim) Johnson of Peoria, Kyle Johnson of Elmwood, and Slade Mulvaney of Washington, 2 step-grandchildren; Jeremiah Leighton of Amarillo, TX, and Mashayla VanAcker of Washington, 3 great-grandchildren; Grace Johnson, Preston Johnson, and Tyler Bunting, 8 brothers; Donald, Bill, Ben, Kenny, Jim, Michael, Robert, and Rick, 3 sisters; Sharon, Barbra Ann, and Debra.

Preceding her in death are her parents, a daughter Becky Mulvaney and a brother Larry.

Norma was the Co-owner and president of Roger L. Mulvaney Inc.

Graveside services will be at 11 am Saturday, July 25, 2015 at St. Patricks Cemetery in Kickapoo. Father John Verrier will officiate. Burial will follow. To make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Kenneth L. Thompson

Kenneth ThompsonCanton- Kenneth L. Thompson, 81, of Canton, passed away at 9:08 AM Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at his residence.
Kenneth was born in Astoria on March 20, 1934 to Maurice L. and Elsie V. (Smith) Thompson.
He first married Shirley A. McClure in Donaldson, IA, July 12, 1952. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2005. He then married Joyce Green in Lewistown, October 8, 2008. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Debra K. Danner, of Canton; three grandchildren, Cherra (Brian) Hughes, Wes (Nicole) Danner, and Jared Danner; two great-grandchildren, Keifer (Rose) Hughes and Trey Hughes; and three great-great grandchildren; Aubrey Sartin, Jace Hughes, and Gavin Hughes.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Kenneth Thompson Jr.; and three brothers, Dale, Maurice, and Richard.
He worked at Caterpillar as a welder, retiring after 30 years of service. He was also a lifelong farmer.
He was a Mason for over 50 years.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, July 13, 2015 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Reverend Jim Menne will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5:00-7:00 PM Sunday, July 12, 2015. Masonic rights will follow the visitation at 7:00. Burial will be in Fiatt Cemetery, rural Canton.
Memorials may be made to Illinois Masonic Charities.
To view Kenneth’s memorial DVD please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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John W. “Bill” Whipp

John W. "Bill" Whipp

John W. “Bill” Whipp

London Mills – John W. “Bill” Whipp, 73, of London Mills passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at his residence.

He was born March 14, 1942 in Peoria, IL to John William Sr. and Ethel (Crawford) Whipp.

He married Mary Wyatt on March 12, 1983 in Peoria.

She survives along with two daughters, Christine Whipp of Peoria and Tracey Higby of Albany, GA.

Preceding him in death were his parents and sister, Sally Henderson.

Bill first worked at Federal Warehouse in Peoria delivering furniture for Cohens and Sears and then worked for Robert Cottingham Property Management.

He was a handyman, avid gardener, and enjoyed working on cars.

Bill loved fishing and animals.

Services will be at 2:00 PM Monday July 6, 2015 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington with visitation one hour prior.

Rev. Kevin VanTine will officiate.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Graham Hospital Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

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Mildred L. Tomich

Mildred L. Tomich

Mildred L. Tomich

Canton – Mildred L. Tomich, 85, of Canton, IL passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Renaissance Care Center, Canton.

She was born August 26, 1929 in Ipava, IL to Gail and Gladys (McCamitt) Beatty.

Mildred married Frank M. Tomich on July 2, 1949 in Canton and he preceded her in death on August 24, 2005.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; daughter, Antonia Tomlinson; granddaughter, Heather Tomich; and sister, Carol Wade.

Surviving are five children, Rev. Joseph (Rev. Stacy) Tomich of Camp Point, Margaret Tomich, Mark (Vickie) Tomich, Mike (Sandy) Tomich, and Elizabeth Huggins all of Canton; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Mildred worked at Graham Hospital in Canton for almost 20 years.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton.

She enjoyed quilting and embroidering and was an avid Cubs fan.

Visitation will be from 2:15 to 3:15 PM Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with the recitation of the Rosary at 3:15 PM.

A Funeral Mass will follow at 3:30 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Canton.

Father Daniel Ebker will officiate.

Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Canton.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or American Cancer Society.

To view Mildred’s memorial tribute and send online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

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Gilbert G. “Gil” Fleisher

Gilbert G. "Gil" Fleisher

Gilbert G. “Gil” Fleisher

Peoria – Gilbert G. Fleisher, 95, formerly of Farmington, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at the Christian Buehler Home in Peoria.

Gil was born in a farm home in northeast Fulton County, IL on April 13, 1920. His mother was attended by Doc Plumer who arrived at the farm home by horse and buggy.

Gil was the son of Paul T. and Carrie Bruniga Fleisher. He attended the first eight grades in a one room country school, called Shad Hill, which was located outside Farmington, Illinois. After graduating from Farmington Community High School, Gil enrolled at Illinois State University. Some years later he enrolled for courses at Bradley University.

World War II brought Gil a three year experience in the Army Air Corp, where he spent time in India with the B-29s. He also spent another year on Tinian in the Mariana Islands.

Before leaving for the service, Gil married Dorothy Burroughs in 1941 at El Paso, IL. She passed September 1969.

He later married Audrey L. Berg at Peoria on March 31, 1972 and she passed on June 29, 2014.

Also preceding him in death were his parents, son, Roger G. Fleisher, and sister, Eileen Fleisher.

Surviving are his son, Thomas (Sandy) Fleisher of Dunlap; daughter, Saundra Golembeck of Decatur; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and brother, Wayne Fleisher of Elmwood.

Gil farmed in the Farmington area before working at Central Illinois Light Company where he retired in June of 1984.  He had been busy since with many other things.

He was a member of Illinois Masonic Lodge, Peoria Consistory, the Arab Patrol and the Legion of Honor of the Mohammed Shrine. Gil was also a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church; University Avenue Methodist Church in Peoria; Farmington (IL) Moose and Elks #20 Lodge of Peoria. In addition, he had been seen on several Peoria and area golf courses as well as ballroom dance floors. He also donated time and energy as an Escort at Methodist and Proctor Hospitals.

The family would like to send special thanks to Buehler Home, especially the nursing center.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

There will be a Graveside service at 1:00 PM Saturday, July 11th at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.

Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

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Kathleen Bobell

Kathleen Bobell

Kathleen Bobell

Canton- Kathleen Ruth Bobell, 73, of Canton passed away at 6:10 pm Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on September 2, 1941 to Robert and Gertrude (Lorton) Wiles. Kathleen married Leo R. Bobell on August 21, 1960 in Canton at Wesley United Methodist Church. He survives along with a son Dr. Robert C. (Carla) Bobell of Canton, and 2 grandsons; Westin and Nathan. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Robert.

Kathleen was a Member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Job’s Daughters, Den mother for Cub Scouts Pack 99, and Graham Hospital Service League. She worked at Gallagher-Reeder Insurance Agency and Nagle Accounting & Tax Services as a secretary. She started and owned her own business, Kathy’s Bridal from 1989-2008.

Kathy enjoyed making young women look beautiful in their prom or wedding gowns and would spend hours upon hours often staying up most of the night sewing and altering their dresses to perfection. She absolutely loved what she was doing and her passion was reflected in her products and services she provided to her customers who sometimes drove for many miles to come see Kathy. She also enjoyed spending time with her family especially her 2 grandsons whom she adored.

Kathy’s legacy will be her ever sacrificial giving of herself and her unconditional love. It was often noted that you never left Kathy’s house empty handed.

Services will be 11 AM Thursday, July 2 at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton with Pastor Brandon Theobald officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Wednesday at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton. Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Spoon River College Foundation. To view Kathleen’s DVD or make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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Ruth Maxine Peterson

Ruth Maxine Peterson

Ruth Maxine Peterson

Canton- Ruth Maxine Peterson, 92, of Canton passed away 10:43 PM Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Graham Hospital in Canton. She was born on December 15, 1922 in Bushnell to Jay and Johanna (Nagel) Cheek. Ruth Maxine married Glenn E. Peterson on September 21, 1946 in Bushnell. He preceded in her in death on November 11, 1999. Also preceding in death were her parents, a son John Peterson, and a sister Marion Carlson. Surviving are 2 children; Richard A. (Mary Beth) Peterson of Rock Island, and Carol (John) Harmon of Canton, 3 grandchildren; Jason Peterson and Scott (Tosha) Peterson both of Rock Island, and Amy (Jesse) Norman of Seoul, South Korea, 2 great grandchildren; Koby Peterson and Austin Peterson, and a brother Robert Cheek of Bloomington.

Ruth Maxine worked as a beauty operator retiring in September 1945. She was of the Methodist faith.

Services will be 11 AM Wednesday, July 1 at the Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton with the Rev. Kelly Ingersoll and Rev. Nina Nestlerode officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 PM Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. Memorials can be made to Renaissance Care Center in Canton. To view Ruth Maxine’s DVD or make online condolences you can go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Gordon Lee Cruise

Gordon Lee Cruise

Gordon Lee Cruise

Trivoli – Gordon Lee Cruise, 83, of Trivoli passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at Farmington Country Manor. He was born July 7, 1931 in Hanna City, IL to Ward and Mildred (Moore) Cruise. He married Betty L. Bitner on October 23, 1948. She preceded him in death on July 14, 2003.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; 4 brothers, Marvin, Dale, Ward, and Robert Cruise; 1 sister, Virginia Jackson; and 1 half sister, Thelma Bolam.

Surviving are his children, Connie L. (Dale) Schultz of Trivoli, with whom he made his home and Douglas L. (Brenda) Cruise of Thompson, MO. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kevin and Kathy Cruise of Columbia, MO and Bridget and Nathan Kalb of Trivoli; 2 brothers, Clifton (Laura Bell) Cruise of Hanna City and Bill Cruise of Farmington.

Gordon was a US Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War from 1951 to 1955.

He made his living working as an electrician out of the Local Union Hall.

He was a member of the Farmington Moose Lodge #1571 and the Masonic Lodge.

Gordon enjoyed fishing, hunting, gold hunting, and vacationing with his family.

In his later life, he became interested in antique cars and was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and the Illinois Valley Antique Automobile Car Club.  He went with his son-in-law to several meets around the area.

Gordon spent a lot of time on the front porch swing, watching the traffic and enjoying the great outdoors. He loved his grandchildren and family and will be missed.

There will be no services.

Burial will take place on Friday, June 26th at 2:00 PM at Smithville Cemetery, rural Hanna City.

Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

 

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Jerry Lee “Jake” Davis

Jerry Lee "Jake" Davis

Jerry Lee “Jake” Davis

Bartonville – Jerry Lee “Jake” Davis, 81, of Bartonville passed away at 9:05 PM Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Bickford Cottages in Peoria.

He was born July 22, 1933 in Bartonville to Oren and Edna (Wormer) Davis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Dale Davis.

Surviving are his daughter, Leann (Ken) Scovil of Kickapoo; brother, Jan (Paula) Davis of Bartonville; sister, Beverly Gillig of Peoria; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Jake worked in the caster department at Keystone, retiring after 36 years service.

He was a member of Bartonville United Methodist Church and was an usher and handyman there for many years.

He was also in the church Dart Ball League. He enjoyed woodworking, oil painting, remodeling, and playing his homemade Dulcimer.

Jake was an US Army veteran and served from 1953 to 1955. He was stationed in Germany.

The family would like to offer special thanks to the staff at Bickford Cottages of Peoria for the excellent care, friendship, and love shown to Jake.

Visitation will be Friday, June 26th from 5 to 7 PM at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 27th at Bartonville United Methodist Church. Rev. Nick Jordan will officiate.

Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Kickapoo.

Memorials may be made to his church or the Alzheimer’s Association.

To view Jake’s memorial tribute and send online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

 

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