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Marion Kramer - 12/22/2014

Marion Kramer

Marion Kramer, age 73, formerly of St. Peter and Farina, IL passed away at 4:50 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Evergreen Nursing and Rehab Center in Effingham, IL.   He was a Member of the Kinmundy Catholic Church, Farm Bureau, and the National Rifle Association. He loved to go dancing, collecting, traveling, hunting, fishing, socializing at the coffee shop, watching western movies, listening to country music and spending time with his family and friends.

Funeral service for Marion Kramer will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday December 22, 2014 at the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church in Kinmundy. Father Larry Lemay officiating. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday December 21, 2014 at the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church in Kinmundy, Illinois.   Memorials may be made to the St. Theresa Catholic School in Salem, Illinois. Online condolences may be left at www.pagelfuneralhome.com.

Marion Kramer is survived by his wife: Lois Kramer of Farina, IL; son: Ronald Kramer and wife Terri of Farina, IL; two daughters: Julie McCray and husband Randy of Charleston, IL and Amanda Kramer of Sterling Heights, MI; two brothers: Vncent Kramer and wife Karen of White Lake, WI, and Leon Kramer of Goose Creek, SC; five sisters:  Rosella Cook and husband Deon of Bemidji, MN, Madonna Cook and husband Leon of Bemidji, MN, Theresa Shaffer and husband Warren of Glendive, MT, Nancy Henninger  of Bemidji, MN, Karen Siddens and husband Tony of Mason, IL; Mother-in-law:  Ruth Bushue of Effingham, IL; three brothers-in-law:  Danny Bushue and wife Maggie of Effingham, IL, Dick Bushue and wife Sue of Teutopolis, IL; Don Bushue and wife Aleta of Effingham, IL; one sister-in-law: Marsha Hilligoss and husband Ben of Tolono, IL; two grandchildren, Crystal Lovett and husband Brian of Edgewood, IL and Jeremy Kramer of Farina, IL; and one great grandchild: Lindsey Lovett of Edgewood, IL.

Marion Kramer was born on May 3, 1941 in LaClede Township, the son of Francis and Gertrude (Vogel) Kramer. He married Lois Bushue on October 19, 1963 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Edgewood, IL.

Jo Laudean Clift - 12/22/2014

Jo Laudean Clift

Jo Laudean Clift, age 89, of Centralia, passed away at 2:30 am on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at her home in Centralia, Illinois. He worked as clerk for the Webster County Courthouse in Marshfield, Missouri for 3 years. She also worked at H&R Block during tax season. She worked seasonally at Myers Orchard. She moved to Centralia in 1962. She previously lived in Marshfield, Mo. She was member of First United Methodist Church. She was member of United Methodist Women for over 35 years. She sang in the church choir. She loved to red, garden, sew, & quilting. She was very involved with many church committees and activities. In the past she ad held many church offices. She always put her family first & was always good neighbor.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, December 22, 2014 at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia. Interment will follow in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with Rev. Rusty Beals Officiating. Friends may call on Sunday evening from 4-6 pm at the funeral home. For those who wish, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, and will be accepted at the Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, who is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.irvinfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

Mrs. Clift is survived by her husband; 2-sons- Rick Clift of Centralia, Il; Randy Clift & wife Diane of Patoka, Il; 2-daughters- Debbie Street & husband Steve of Walnut Hill, Il; Vicki Clift of Centralia, Il; Sister- Shirley Joyce Bagby & husband Rick of Branson, Mo; grandchildren- Justin Cole, Alexis Clift, Chelsea Clift, Cole Clift, Kimberly Cohen & husband Mike, Steven Street, Shane Street & wife Ashley, Staci Becker & husband Matt, Breanna Clift, Johnnie Clift, Sara Payne & husband Mark, Andrew Harvard, 10- Great Grandchildren, also numerous nieces & nephews.

He was born on December 28, 1924 in Marshfield, Mo, the daughter of Robert Joseph & Edna Lucille (Childress) Renner. Jo married Kenneth Gene Clift on July 3, 1943 in Ozark, Mo. He still survives in Centralia.  She is preceded in death by her parents & sister- Retha Redelsperger.

William Dale "Dale" Trulock - 12/22/2014

William Dale "Dale" Trulock

William Dale "Dale" Trulock, age 98, passed away December 10, 2014.  Dale grew up on the farm and his love and skill of gardening fresh vegetables continued well into his 90's.  When he was a young man, he graduated from Eastern Illinois University, and his first job was teaching mathematics and coaching basketball at Paris, IL High  School.  When Pearl Harbor was bombed, the newlyweds moved to Tulsa, OK, so Dale could teach at Spartan Aircraft Academy to help train the pilots and mechanics for the WII effort.  In 1954, Dale and Carol had the opportunity to move to Champaign, IL, and Dale joined the faculty of the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation.  They lived in Champaign/Savoy for the remainder of their lives.  Dale and Carol were enthusiastic supporters of Illini Athletics and were very active in the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign.  In addition, Dale loved to hunt, fish and play bridge; he sang barbership with the SPEBSQSA, he was an active member of the Kiwanis Club and he was a deacon in the Church.

A private service for immediate family will be held in Louisville, Illinois, on December 22 at 1:00, and interment will take place at Old Orchard Cemetery in Louisville.  A memorial celebration of life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Champaign at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be sent to the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society or the Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation.  Arrangements are being handled by J.W. Neal Funeral Home, Louisville, IL.  Please visit www.jwnealfuneralhome.net to leave memorial tributes, condolences or to light a candle.

His wife Carol survives.  Also surviving are daughters Linda Sue Trulock Miller (husband Don Miller), and Janet Trulock Eardley (husband Tom Eardley).  Dale and Carol were devoted to their 3 grandchildren Jason Thomas Eardley (wife Juli Florczak), Lisa Janette Eardley Leonarduzzi (husband Tony Leonarduzzi), and Thad David Miller.  They were also blessed with 5 great-grandchildren: triplets Braden, Connor and Grace Eardley, and Liliana June and Gia Serena Leonarduzzi.

William Dale "Dale" Trulock was born March 11, 1916, in a farmhouse in Casner, Macon County, IL.  He was the son of Eva Mae Goldsborough and Joseph Walter Trulock of Fayette and Macon County, IL, respectively.  Preceding Dale in death were his parents, Eva and J.W. Trulock, and siblings Mildred Alice (Leone) Trulock Fonner, Chester Walter "Chet" Trulock, Sarah (Alta) Louise Trulock Alverson, Myrtle Vivian Trulock Nordholm and Glen K. Trulock (who was killed as a young man in the Korean War).

David Burge - 12/20/2014

David Burge, of Centralia, IL passed away at 10:38 a.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at his home in Centralia, Illinois, 

Funeral arrangements are pending at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia where friends may inquire for additional information. 

Don Joseph Luchtefeld - 12/20/2014

Don Joseph Luchtefeld

Don Joseph Luchtefeld, age 76, of Louisville, IL, passed away at 4:37am,  Thursday, December 18, 2014, at the St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. Don was an United States Veteran of the Army and was a member of the Edgewood American Legion Post #1168 along with being a member of the Elks in Flora and the Farm Bureau.  He was self employed as a farmer and also worked in construction on the roads.

Arrangements are being handled by J.W. Neal Funeral Home in Louisville, IL where the family will receive friends from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 20, 2014.  Funeral service will be at J. W. Neal Funeral Home at 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 20, 2014, Joe Smith officiating. Interment will be at Bible Grove  Cemetery, Louisville, IL.  Memorial donations may be made to the Donor's Choice.  Please visit www.jwnealfuneralhome.net to leave memorial tributes, condolences or to light a candle.

Don is survived by his loving companion, Pam Cogdill of Louisville;  daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Brant Fulfer of Bible Grove;  brother and sister-in-law, Alden and Jackie Luchtefeld of Lawrenceville;  sister, Lucille Grunloh of Peoria;  and grandson and wife, Brandon and Kae Hoyt of Bible Grove;  and his first great grandchild is due to arrive in January.

He was born October 13, 1938, in Watson Township of Effingham County, Illinois, the son of John and Alma (Wolfer) Luchtefeld.  He was united in marriage with Linda Lou Poe on June 24, 1967 in Effingham, Illinois and with this union was one daughter.  They were divorced and Linda precedes him in death.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Alma Luchtefeld;  ex wife, Linda (Poe) Ranes;  brothers, Andrew, Ray and Earl Luchtefeld; and sisters, Della Kremer, Norma Jean Gleason, and Amietta Schultz.

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