Violet L. Brender

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Violet L. Brender

Violet L. Brender

Trivoli – Violet L. Brender, 97, of Trivoli, IL passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 at 7:45 pm at her residence.
She was born June 24, 1915, in Thurber, Texas, the daughter of Peter and Lena (Blozvich) Mavrinac.
She married John C. Brender on March 3, 1946 in Ft. Worth, TX and he preceded her in death on February 9, 2003.
Surviving are one son, Dave (Lynn) Brender of Peoria; two grandchildren, Michele (Jeff) Lee of Indianapolis, IN and David Scot Brender of Plainview; and two great grandchildren, Seth and Brooke Lee of Indianapolis.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers; and three sisters.
Violet worked at Farmington State Bank and Trivoli State Bank, retiring with 20 years service.
She was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church, Farmington.
Services will be Saturday, Sept. 15th at 10:00 am at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Farmington with Father Paul Stiene officiating. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 14th from 6 to 8 pm at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington.
Entombment will be at Resurrection Mausoleum, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to her church or Logan-Trivoli Rescue Squad.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Gary D. Kinzer

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Gary D. Kinzer

Gary D. Kinzer

Hanna City – Gary D. Kinzer, 71, of Hanna City, IL passed away Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 8:35 pm at his residence.
He was born August 5, 1941, in Peoria, the son of Nelda (Kinzer) & Edward Amberger.
Gary married Mary Kimzey on February 18, 1967 in Hanna City. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Theresa Kinzer of Princeton, Iowa and Heather (Rodney) Gravenor of Highland Ranch, CO; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Peggy (Richard) Fix of Springfield and Dianna (Dick) Casper of Canton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Tracie Marie Kinzer.
He graduated from Canton High School in 1960 and served in the US Army from 1963 to 1965 as an E5 Sergeant. While serving in France he received the Army Commendation Medal. Gary worked for International Harvester, Pabst Brewery Company, Hanna City Water & Sewer Works, and retired from the Farmington School District. He refereed basketball and football for 30 years and coached his daughter’s softball and basketball teams. He was a Boy Scout leader. He played Santa Claus for the local Rotary Clubs, Churches, Nursing Homes, and Handicapped Development Center for 25 years. His greatest love was his family and friends. Gary enjoyed camping for over 30 years and meeting new people. He also enjoyed riding his golf cart around with his beloved poodle “Pepe”.
Services will be Monday, September 10th at 11:00 am at the Hanna City United Methodist Church where visitation will be on Sunday, Sept. 9th from 4 to 7 pm. Rev. Bob DeBolt will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, rural Eden. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, OSF Hospice, Hanna City Fire Dept, Cancer Center in Peoria, or Hanna City United Methodist Church.
Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington is in charge of arrangements.

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Daniel R. Myers

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Canton – Daniel R. Myers, 63, of 338 Johnson Ct. Canton, Il passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm at his residence.
He was born November 11, 1948, in Canton, the son of Henry A. and Catherine N. (Calas) Myers. They precede him in death.
Surviving are six 1st cousins; Kim Utsinger, Nick Calas, Joy St.Peter, Jeff Myers, David Myers, and Nancy Thompson.
Daniel graduated from ISU in 1973 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration.
He was a parts clerk at Komatsu for 30 years, retiring in February of 2004 and was a member of Evangelical Free Church, Canton.
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a private graveside service with burial of ashes at Coal Creek Cemetery, rural Canton.
Memorials may be made to Coal Creek Dunkard Cemetery.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Barbara “Babs” Bruniga

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Barbara “Babs” Bruniga, 88, of Canton passed away August 30, 2012.

She was born to Charles and Lucy (Manning) Cramer on December 31, 1923 in Trivoli Township.

Surviving are her brother, Gordon Cramer of Farmington; her granddaughter, Lori (Justin) Osborne of Canton and her great-grandson Eli.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Janice Retoff.

She was a member of The United Methodist Church of Farmington.

Private family services will be at the Trivoli Cemetery with the Rev. Jessica Baldyga presiding.

Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Linda Lou Bell

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Linda Lou Bell

Linda Lou Bell

Canton – Linda Lou Bell, 72, of 805 N. 9th Ave. Canton, IL passed away Saturday, August 18, 12012 at 10:31 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
She was born April 15, 1940, in Canton, the daughter of Kenneth and H. Marie (Turner) Murphy and married Lowell Bell on March 18, 1960 in Denver, Co.
Surviving are one daughter, Sherry Bell of Canton; one son, Kevin (Lori) Bell of Canton; four grandchildren, Nathan, Zachary, Kaitlyn, and Patrick Bell; one sister, Mary Sue (Leonard) Williams of Canton; and her longtime companion, John Taraboletti of Canton.
Linda was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
There will be a Memorial Service on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with an hour prior visitation. Deacon Sam Taylor will officiate. Burial of ashes will follow in Shields Chapel Cemetery, rural Canton.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Association.
To view Linda’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Mary Moats Gilman

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Canton – Mary Moats-Gilman, 70, of 647 W. Walnut St. Canton, IL passed away Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 9:38 am at Kewanee Hospital.
She was born November 10, 1941, in Knox County, Il the daughter of Clarence and Flossie (Carroll) Kling. She married Leroy Gilman October 31, 2007 in Lewistown, IL and he died in 2011.
Surviving are two sons, Steven (Mary) Moats of Pekin and Ronald Moats of Kewanee; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; four brothers, David Kling of Du Quoin, Dean Kling of Streator, Doug Kling of Farmington, and Mike Kling of Astoria; and two sisters, Elsie Anderson of Arkansas and Kate Barr of Streator.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; five brothers and one sister.
Mary had been a bus driver for the Cuba School District.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Services will be private.
Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Kenneth R. Stein

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Kenneth R. Stein

Kenneth R. Stein

Mapleton – Kenneth R. Stein, 48, of Mapleton, IL passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 8:36 pm at his residence.
He was born February 23, 1964, in Peoria, IL the son of Leo J. Jr and Norma (Fields) Stein. Kenneth married Melody Olson on October 15, 1993 in Austin, TX.
She survives. Also surviving are his mother, Norma Kutz of Mapleton; two daughters, Briana Stein and Taylor Stein and one son, Jeffrey Stein; two brothers, Mike Stein of Austin, TX and Greg Stein of Wisconsin; and one sister, Patricia Stein of Bartonville.
He was preceded in death by his father.
He was a self-employed Graphic Artist.
Kenneth had courageously fought cancer for three years.
He was a loving father, husband, and friend.
Services will be Friday, August 17th at 8:00 pm at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville with visitation two hours prior.
Cremation will take place following the services.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
To view Kenneth’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Dale G. Deppermann

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Dale Deppermann

Dale G. Deppermann

Glasford – Dale G. Deppermann, 88, of Glasford, IL passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 11:59 pm at Heartland Health Care Center, Canton, IL.
He was born September 13, 1923 in Glasford, the son of George and Alma (Slone) Deppermann. Dale married Helen Louise Ryan on February 3, 1945 in Canton.
She survives along with three sons, Kenneth (Connie) of London Mills, Robert (Linda) of Glasford, and Rodger (Trish) of Trivoli; twelve grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren, with two more on the way; one great great granddaughter; one sister, Wanda Schuman of Buffalo Grove; and one brother, Ralph Deppermann of Hanna City.
Preceding Dale in death were his parents, one grandson, Will; one great granddaughter, Nicole Horner; one great grandson, Ben; one daughter-in-law, Marsha; and two brothers, Don and Roy.
Dale farmed in the Farmington and Glasford area for his entire life.
He graduated from Timber Township High School in 1941.
Dale enjoyed his family very much. He was a terrific woodworker. He loved his Black Angus cattle and taking his dog, Benji for gator rides. He also liked gardening and fishing.
Dale was a member of White Chapel United Methodist Church, where he met his wife, Helen. He also was a member of IOOF Momento #44, and Rebekah Lodge #155, both of Farmington; the Illinois Rifle Association, and the National Rifle Association.
Services will be Monday, August 13th at 10:00 am at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington where visitation will be on Sunday, August 12th from 4 to 6 pm.
Odd Fellow services will follow at 6 pm. Pastor Jim Reed will officiate. Burial will be in Penn Ridge Cemetery, rural Trivoli.
In lieu of flowers, Dale had requested memorials be made to Logan-Trivoli Fire Department, White Chapel United Methodist Church, or Penn Ridge Cemetery.
To view Dale’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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William R. Peak

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William R. Peak

William R. Peak

Canton – William R. Peak, 69, of Canton, IL passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 5:02 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
He was born March 19, 1943, in Canton, the son of James R. and Helen M. (Lesko) Peak.
He is survived by his mother of Canton; his aunt, Margaret Neill of Canton; two close cousins, Thomas (Lorraine) Neill of Canton and Barbara (Jon) Meline of Bloomington; and his caregiver, Rene’ Scalf of Canton.
He was preceded in death by his father.
William was City Night Editor for the Peoria Journal Star for 34 years.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Canton. He was also a member of Ducks Unlimited, Woodyard Hunting Club, Honker’s Corner Hunting Club, and Mallard Farms of Metamora.
Services will be Tuesday, August 14th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton where visitation will be on Monday, August 13th from 5 to 7 pm. Deacon Sam Taylor will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to Ducks Unlimited of Fulton County.
To view William’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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Viola Jenks

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Viola Jenks

Viola Jenks

Bartonville – Viola Jenks, 80, of Bartonville, IL passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm at her residence.
She was born June 30, 1932, in Gallatin, TN the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Steelman. She married William Jenks Jr. on June 26, 1954 in Creve Coeur.
He survives along with three sons, William A. “Buddy” (Nancy) Jenks of LaSalle, Robert Jenks of Pekin, and Russell “Gene” Jenks of Bartonville; one daughter, Gail (Sam) Durst of Pekin; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Robert Steelman of Gallatin, TN; and her caregiver, Felicia Alexander.
Preceding her in death were her parents and three sisters.
Viola was an Avon Presidential Club member for many years. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed camping, fishing, cooking and working in the yard.
Services will be Saturday, August 11th at 11:00 am at Endsley-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Bartonville, with visitation one hour prior. Rev. Lloyd Brock will officiate. Burial will be in Fon du lac Township Cemetery, East Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
To view Viola’s memorial DVD or submit online condolences, you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

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