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Roger E. Ponder

Roger E. Ponder, 79, of Garrett, IL passed away at 4:34 p.m., Monday, February 1, 2021 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.  

A Memorial Service was held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East US Highway 36, Atwood, IL.  Visitation was held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Private burial will be held at a later date.  

Roger was born September 24, 1941 in Newman, IL the son of Howard and Edith Foltz Ponder.   

Survivors include his son: Roger W. Ponder and wife: Heidi of Monticello; daughter: Tina Lidy and husband Donald of Effingham; four grandchildren: Courtney (Brandon) Locker, Cody Ponder, Christopher West and Brandon West; three brothers: Robert, Steve and Hugh Ponder.  

Roger was preceded in death by his parents and a sister: Sandy.  

Roger was a United States Army veteran.  He worked in the maintenance department at Panhandle Eastern Pipeline for many years. Roger enjoyed gardening, woodworking, spending time with his family and sitting around a campfire with friends. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the James Reeder American Legion Post #770 Atwood, IL or A-H Christmas Needy Fund/Food Pantry. 

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  1. Anonymous on April 9, 2021 at 9:51 am

    Rest in peace cheers to you you will be missed.
    Always Peach

  2. Anonymous on April 9, 2021 at 9:55 am

    You will be missed Rodger rest in peace cheers as always

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