Obituaries for the week of Sunday, September 27, 2015

Brenda Douglas

Brenda Sue Douglas, 73, of Champaign, formerly of Villa Grove, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at Champaign Urbana Nursing and Rehab Center in Savoy.A celebration of Brenda’s life took place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at Tri-City Country Club, 129 S. Henson, Villa Grove.Joines Funeral Home, Illinois 130 South, Villa Grove, is handling arrangements.

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David Erwin

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David Erwin, 85, of Urbana, formerly of Peoria, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.A celebration of David’s life will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Illinois Valley Yacht Club in Peoria Heights.

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Edward Griskell

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Edward C. “Eddie” Griskell, 80, of Danville passed away at 12:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at Gardenview Manor in Tilton.

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Gabriel Hartke

Gabriel Franklin Hartke, son of Theodore and Jessica (Acton) Hartke of Sidney, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 4, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.He was greeted in Heaven by his great-grandparents, Alphonse and Sophia Hartke, Franklin and Margaret Platz, Robert and Leone Acton and Scott and Helen Armantrout.

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Ryan Hogan

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Ryan P. Hogan, 21, formerly of Indianapolis, Ind., died on Sept. 15, 2015, in a traffic accident in Boca Raton, Fla.Ryan was born on May 23, 1994, in Urbana to Emily Hogan and the late Daniel Dubson. He married the love of his life, Annie Akerlind, on Aug. 9, 2015.

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James Petticrew

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James Stanley Petticrew, 86, of Urbana passed away at 3:24 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.A funeral service was held at noon Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana. A visitation was held prior to the funeral from 10 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Burial took place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana.

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Peggy Prahl

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Peggy Jean Prahl, 87, died at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, at C-U Regional Rehabilitation Center in Savoy.There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 9 at Mahomet United Methodist Church in Mahomet, with the Rev. John McIntosh officiating. There will be no visitation, but friends may greet the family immediately following the service at the church luncheon.

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Maxine Smith

Maxine Smith, 92, of Savoy, formerly of St. Joseph, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Mattoon Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, Mattoon. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Freese Funeral Home, 302 E Grand Ave, St. Joseph. 

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Billy Smith

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Billy A. Smith, 85, of St. Joseph passed away at 7:05 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at his home.He was born on June 29, 1930, in Sidney to Harry M. and Lelia Grace Baker Smith. Billy married Ethel Stukey on March 29, 1963, and Ethel passed away in 1997.

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Ronald Wagner

Ronald L. Wagner, 80, of Philo died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana.A visitation took place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana.A graveside service was conducted for the family at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Locust Grove Cemetery in Philo.

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