Area Obituaries

Janice K. Wetzel

Janice K. Wetzel, 85 of Tuscola, formerly Chicago, died Saturday, January 16, 2021 at home. She was born July 15, 1935 in Chicago, the daughter of Margaret and Francis McElligott. She is survived by her son Raymond Wetzel of Crown Point, IN and daughter Rhonda Booher (Aaron) of Tolono, four grandsons Brandon Booher (Shannon), Brett…

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James O. Sudkamp

James O. Sudkamp, 90, of Newman, formerly of Sadorus and Effingham, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021. He was born to Leo and Helen (Goldstein) Sudkamp on November 19, 1930 in Urbana with his twin brother Gerald. He survives along with his sister, Mary Ann Hartsfield, of Savoy. James was preceded in death by…

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Betty J. Thoman

Betty J. Thoman, age 95, of Kingston, Tennessee passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  She was born September 6, 1925 at home in Fayette County, Illinois.  The daughter of Marion and Edna Benefiel-Siebert.  She married Julian Thoman on February 12, 1949 in Vandalia, Illinois.   She was preceded…

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Norma Louise Cox

Norma Louise Cox of Villa Grove, IL passed away peacefully at Newman Rehabilitation and Health Care Center on January 10, 2021. Norma was born October 1936 to Esta Verian and Clara June (Miller) Arbuckle of Newman, IL. She married Marshall Dean Cox of Allerton, IL in 1953 and was preceded in death by her husband…

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Barbara E. Lohr

Barbara E. Lohr, 78, of Tuscola, passed away at 5:28 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2021 at her residence, five days after the death of her husband, David Lohr — both from complications of COVID-19. Visitation was held for Barb and Dave from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2021, at the funeral home. A…

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Fred Harvey

Fred Harvey, 88, of Arcola, IL passed away at 9:25 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his residence. Private funeral services were held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Edwards Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Froese officiated. Military Rites were conducted by the Arcola Honor Guard at the funeral home.  Burial was in the…

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Gary A. Rahe

Gary Allyn Rahe, 71, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Private family funeral services were held at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. The funeral service was streamed on Facebook: Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham, IL at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021. Burial was…

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Tina M. Hubbart

Tina Marie Hubbart, 55, of Villa Grove passed away at 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital. Tina was born November 21, 1965 to Richard and Ida (Street) Smith.  She married Jon Hubbart on September 24, 1988 in Tolono. She graduated from Catlin High School in 1984.  She was employed at…

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Timothy R. Pollock

Timothy R. Pollock, 60, of Tuscola, IL, passed away at 7:10 p.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL  Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 600 East Northline Road, Tuscola, IL with Rev. Jason Braaten officiating. Burial followed in the Tuscola…

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Fred Harvey

Fred Harvey, 88, of Arcola, IL passed away at 9:25 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his residence. Private funeral services were held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at the Edwards Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Froese officiated. Military Rites were conducted by the Arcola Honor Guard at the funeral home.  Burial was in the…

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