1. ERNEST GERBER

FAIRBURY BLADE

AUG. 2, 1979

HOLD SUNDAY RITES FOR ERNEST GERBER, 81

ERNEST GERBER, 81, OF 708 E. OAK ST. DIED AT 1:35 P.M. THURSDAY, JULY 26, AT FAIRVIEW HAVEN NURSING HOME, WHERE HE HAD BEEN A RESIDENT SIX WEEKS.

HIS FUNERAL WAS AT 1:30 P.M. SUNDAY AT ROCKVILLE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, ROCKVILLE, CONN., WITH CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN ELLINGTON CENTER CEMETERY, ELLINGTON, CONN.

VISITATION WAS FRIDAY AY DUFFY-PILS MEMORIAL HOME.

HE WAS BORN AUG. 5 1897, IN SWITZERLAND, A SON OF CHRISTIAN AND ROSETTA KUPFERSCHMID GERBER. HE MARRIED MATHILDA WANNER OCT. 12 1919, AT CROPSEY. SHE DIED JAN. 11 1970. HE MARRIED KATHRYN KAISNER JUNE 20, 1973, AT FAIRBURY. SHE SURVIVES.

ALSO SURVIVING ARE FOUR SONS, EMMANUEL, MELVIN AND EVERETT, ALL OF ROCKVILLE, CONN., AND EARL, FORREST; THREE DAUGHTERS, MARGARET FEHR AND BETTY BAUMAN, BOTH OF PHOENIX, ARIZ. AND ROSETTA STOLLER, FORREST; ONE BROTHER, WALTER, ROCKVILLE, CONN.; FIVE SISTERS, BERTHA LANZ, ROSE SCHNEIDER, EMILY SCHNEIDER, PAULINE GERBER AND LYDIA LANZ, ALL OF ROCKVILLE, CONN.; 28 GRANDCHILREN; AND 21 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

TWO SONS, ONE DAUGHTER, ONE BROTHER, ONE SISTER AND ONE GRANDCHILD PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.

HE WAS A MEMBER OF FAIRBURY APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, OF WHICH HE WAS A RETIRED MINISTER. HE WAS A MACHINIST FOR U. S. ENVELOPE CO. RETIRING IN 1963. HE MOVED TO FAIRBURY AREA IN 1970.

2. CLARENCE KACHELMUSS

THE PANTAGRAPH

DEC. 31, 2000

CLARENCE KACHELMUSS

FORREST - CLARENCE KACHELMUSS, 87, OF FORREST DIED SATURDAY MORNING (DEC. 30, 2000) AT CARLE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL, URBANA.

ARRANGEMENTS ARE PENDING AT HAGER MEMORIAL HOME, FORREST.

THE PANTAGRAPH

JAN. 1, 2001

CLARENCE KACHELMUSS

FORREST - THE FUNERAL OF CLARENCE KACHELMUSS, 87, OF FORREST WILL BE 10 A. M. WEDNESDAY AT FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, WITH MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL BE IN SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY, RURAL FAIRBURY. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 2 TO 8 P. M. TUESDAY AT HAGER MEMORIAL HOME, FORREST.

HE DIED AT 4:35 A. M. SATURDAY (DEC. 30, 2000) AT CARLE FOUNDATION HOSPITAL, URBANA.

MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO FAIRVIEW HAVEN OF ALMS FUND APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

MR. KACHELMUSS WAS BORN JUNE 27, 1913, AT REMINGTON, IND., A SON OF CARL AND MINNIE LINDORFER KACHELMUSS. HE MARRIED LAURA LEMAN ON NOV. 16, 1941, AT FORREST. SHE DIED JULY 4, 1994. HE LATER MARRIED DORIS STEFFEN ON JUNE 23, 1999, AT FORREST. SHE SURVIVES.

OTHER SURVIVORS INCLUDE THREE DAUGHTERS, CAROL ROBBINS, NORMAL; NANCY MARTIN, CORINTH, TEXAS; AND SHIRLEY HERMAN, DENTON, TEXAS; A SON, JAMES KACHELMUSS, BLOOMINGTON; TWO STEPDAUGHTERS, CONNIE HOERR, EUREKA; AND LARAE WALTER, FORREST; A SISTER, MARTHA GREINER, ELGIN; 12 GRANDCHILDREN; 14 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN; AND SIX STEP GRANDCHILDREN.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, FIVE SISTERS AND A BROTHER.

MR. KACHELMUSS WAS A MEMBER OF THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH. HE WAS A TOOL AND DIE MAKER FOR ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH FACTORY FOR 23 YEARS, AND ALSO FOR HOFFMAN TOOL AND DIE OF FAIRBURY.

HE ALSO FARMED IN THE FORREST AREA AND WAS A MINISTER FOR THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOR MANY YEARS.

3. JOHNPH KAISNER

FAIRBURY BLADE

JAN. 19, 1984

FUNERAL RITES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR JOSEPH KAISNER, 84, AT FORREST

JOSEPH KAISNER, 84, OF FORREST DIED AT 4:15 P.M. SUNDAY, JAN. 15, 1984, AT HIS HOME.

HE WAS THE FATHER OF MERLE KAISNER OF FAIRBURY.

THE FUNERAL WAS HELD AT 10 A.M. WEDNESDAY AT THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH WITH MINISTERS OF THE CHURCH OFFICIATING. BURIAL WAS IN GRACLAND CEMETERY.

CULKIN-DIGGLE FUNERAL HOME WAS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

MR. KAISNER WAS BORN MARCH 13, 1899, AT FAIRBURY, A SON OF JOHN AND KATHERINA (SCHNEIDER) KAISNER. HE MARRIED IDA SUTTER FEB. 8, 1922, AT PONTIAC. SHE SURVIVES.

HE WAS A LIFETIME FARMER IN THE FORREST AREA AND RETIRED IN 1972.

MR. KAISNER WAS A MEMBER OF THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND WAS A RETIRED MINISTER OF THE CHURCH.

IN ADDITION TO THE SON IN FAIRBURY SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS WIFE: DAUGHTERS, HELEN FOLLMER OF NEWBURY PARK, CALIF., ALMA JEAN SCHMIDGALL, JANET FARNEY AND LOUIDA STEFFEN, ALL OF FORREST; SONS: HARTZELL OF NORTHVILLE, MICH., LEON OF EAST PEORIA AND LARRY OF FORREST; 33 GRANDCHILDREN AND 16 GREAT-CHILDREN.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY ONE SON, SEVEN BROTHERS, ONE SISTER, TWO GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

4. ELDER JOHN HENRY KILGUS

FAIRBURY BLADE

FEB. 4, 1987

J. HENRY KILGUS, 94, DIES AT FAIRVIEW HAVEN NURSING HOME.

J. HENRY KILGUS, 94, DIED AT 5 A.M., JAN. 30 1987 AT FAIRVIEW HAVEN, FAIRBURY, WHERE HE RESIDED.

HIS FUNERAL WAS AT 10 A.M. MONDAY AT THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH, FORREST, CHURCH MINISTERS OFFICIATING.

BURIAL WAS IN THE NORTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY, RURAL FORREST.

CULKIN-DIGGLE FUNERAL HOME, FORREST, WAS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.

HE WAS BORN AUGUST 30 1892, IN FAIRBURY, A SON OF JOHN AND JOHANNA STREIB KILGUS. HE MARRIED LYDIA BAHLER JAN. 11 1920, IN REMINGTON IND. SHE DIED APRIL 13 1986.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE TWO SONS, JOHN, FORREST, AND EARL, REMINGTON IND.; ONE DAUGHTER, ALICE MYER, BLOOMINGTON; ONE FOSTER SON, WILLIAM FARRELL, DALLAS TEXAS; FIVE GRANDCHILDREN; AND 11 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY ONE SON, FIVE BROTHERS AND FOUR SISTERS.

HE WAS A MEMBER AND FORMER ELDER OF THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

HE HAD FARMED IN THE FORREST AREA UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT.

5. ANDREW KOEHL

FAIRBURY BLADE

JULY 3, 1969

RITES MONDAY FOR ANDREW KOEHL, 80

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ANDREW KOEHL, 80, OF FAIRBURY WERE HELD MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 30, 1969, AT 10 O'CLOCK IN THE FORREST APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH. BURIAL WAS IN THE SOUTH APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CEMETERY.

MR. KOEHL DIED AT 7:15 P.M. FRIDAY AT FAIRBURY HOSPITAL, WHERE HE HAD BEEN A PATIENT FOR FOUR WEEKS. HIS BODY WAS TAKEN TO THE COOK FUNERAL HOME.

HE WAS BORN AUGUST 11, 1888, AT FAIRBURY, A SON OF FREDERICK AND MARY STEFFEN KOEHL. HE WAS MARRIED TO MARTHA ZIMMERMAN FEBRUARY 16, 1916, AT PONTIAC. THEY FARMED NEAR STRAWN FOR 33 YEARS BEFORE RETIRING AND MOVING TO FAIRBURY IN 1948.

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE; FOUR SONS, CLARENCE AND MAURICE, BOTH OF FAIRBURY; VIRGIL, CROPSEY; LEROY, FORREST; FOUR DAUGHTERS, MRS. BERNICE COX, FAIRBURY; MRS. EDITH MEISS, NORMAL; MRS. VELDA HUETTE, FORREST; MRS. ELDORA HOERR, PEORIA; TWO BROTHERS, JOHN AND WALTER, BOTH OF FAIRBURY; TWO SISTERS, MISS. MARY KOEHL, FAIRBURY, AND MRS. EMMA SCHMIDGALL, HANCOCK, MINN.; 30 GRANDCHILDREN AND 6 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY FOUR BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS.

MR. KOEHL WAS A MINISTER OF THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH FOR 37 YEARS.

6. BENJAMIN WIEGAND

FAIRBURY BLADE

DEC. 16, 1956

HOLD SERVICES AT FORREST FOR BEN WIEGAND

SERVICES WERE HELD FOR BENJAMIN WIEGAND, 71, ON SATURDAY AT 9:30 A.M. AT THE FAMILY HOME NORTHEAST OF FORREST AND FROM THE APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT 10:30 A.M.

MR. WIEGAND DIED AFTER A HEART ATTACK IN A FORREST RESTAURANT AT 9 P.M. WEDNESDAY EVENING, DEC. 5.

HE WAS BORN IN EAST PEORIA MAY 19 1885, A SON OF HENRY AND MARY MUELLER WIEGAND. HE WAS MARRIED OCT. 11 1911 TO CAROLINE MOSER IN PEORIA. THEY HAD FARMED IN THE SAUNEMIN AREA FOR THE PAST NINE YEARS. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE, SEVEN SONS, LESTER, QUINCY; JOSEPH, PONTIAC; PAUL, LAVERNE, WILBUR, DAVID AND BENJAMIN JR. ALL OF SAUNEMIN AND FOUR DAUGHTERS INCLUDING MRS. VIRGINIA HILTI, SAUNEMIN AND MRS. MELVIN STEFFEN OF GIBSON CITY, FIVE BROTHERS AND 11 GRANDCHILDREN.


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