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Champaign County, Illinois

Obituaries - Pg. 3

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Name: Esther (Gidding) Block, age 80

When: 20 Jul 1996

Where: Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, IL

Funeral services: 1 p.m., 23 Jul 1996, at Mittendorf-Calvert-Morgan Funeral Home, Champaign Chapel, 2400 Galen Drive, Champaign. The Rev. Stephen Foster officiated

Burial: Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign, IL

Born: 3 Dec 1915, at Homer, a daughter of George and Beulah Eaton Gidding

Married: 1 Jan 1936, at Homer, to Cecil Block

Survivors: her husband, two daughters, JoAnn Hansens and Peggy Neville, both of Champaign, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Block was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


Name: Ella (Lehmkuhler) Block, age 86

When: 12 Jun 1981

Where: Champaign County Nurshing Home

Funeral services: 10:30 a.m., June 15, at Freese Funeral Home in St. Joseph, the Rev. Richard Hartshorn officiating.

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney, IL

Born: 5 Dec 1894, Indiana, a Daughter of Henry Jacob and Elizabeth Gerwin Lehmkuhler.

Married: 20 Jan 1916, at Humingburg, Ind., to Hilbert A. Block

Survivors: include two sons, Orville H. Block of Homer and Everett C. Block of Sidney; seven grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, five sisters and a foster brother.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


Name: Steven Block, age 12, of Georgetown

When: 22 Apr 1997

Where: was recovered from the Big Vermilion River in Cayuga, Ind.,

Funeral services: 1 p.m., 25 Apr 1997, at Sunset Funeral home and Cremation Center, 3940 N. Vermilion, Danville, with Pastor Bill Hummer officiating.

Burial: Sunset Memorial Park, Danville, IL

Born: 18 Apr 1984 at Danville, IL, a son of Bret and Stephanie Trimble Block.

Survivors: include his father of Georgetown; a brother, Raymond Block, Georgetown; a sister, Denise Block, Georgetown; a half brother, Dustin Shepard, Danville; and three grandparents, Larry and Brenda Trimble, Bismarck, and Joan Block Cayuga, Ind.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


Name: Robert W. Block, age 66, of Danville

When: 20 Jan 1987

Where: Lakeview Medical Center, Danville, IL

Funeral services: at 1:30 p.m., 22 Jan 1987, at Barrick and Son Guardian Chapel, Danville, the Rev. Gary Motta officiating.

Burial: Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville, IL

Born: 6 Nov 1920, at Broadlands, a son of Jessie and Elsie Long Block.

Married: 17 Aug 1940 at Louisville, KY, to Mary McKim

Survivors: his wife, two sons Robert Block of Crystal Falls, Mich., and Micheal Block of Mesa, Ariz.; Three Daughters, Martha McDonald of North Haverhill, Vt., Mary Costa of Plymouyth, Mass., and Sharon Walters of Danville; seven grand children; one great-grandchild; and a brother, Joseph Block of merced, Calif.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


Name: Orville H. Block, age 74, of Homer

When: 6 Feb 1992

Where: Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, IL

Funeral services: 10:30 a.m., 8 Feb 1992, at Freese Funeral Home, 202 W. Main ST., Sidney. The Rev. Micheal Mc Gaughan will officiate.

Burial: GAR Cemetery, Homer, IL

Born: 26 Feb 1917, at Sidney, son of Hilbert and Ella Lehmkuhler Block.

Married: 4 Jun 1938, at Homer, to Jeane Baird

Survivors: his wife, a son, William Block of Tempe, Ariz.; two daughters, Carol Clark of Fairview Heights, and Brenda Geiselman of Altmont; eight grandchildren and two great grandsons; and a brother, Everett block of Sidney.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


Name: Myrle (Brewer) Block, age 83, of Broadlands

When: 29 May 1994

Where: at home

Funeral services: Broadlands Community Church. The Rev. Paul Wier will officiate.

Burial: St. John's Cemetery, Broadlands, IL

Born: 24 Nov 1910, at Carmargo, IL, a daughter of Dan and Eva Moore Brewer.

Married: 10 Jun 1934, at Newman, to Floyd H. Block. He died in 1988

Survivors: include two sons, Dan Block of Broadlands and David P. Block of Philo; a daughter, Janis Meharry of Catlin; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne Brewer of Champaign; and a sister Leone Cooper of Tuscola. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


Name: Freida L. (Bamberber) Rohrscheib, age 88, of Homer

When: 21 Sep 1982

Where: Cole Hospital, Champaign, IL

Funeral services: 23 Sep 1982, at the Freese Funeral Home, Sidney, the Rev. Donqald Strol and the Rev. Gary Fritz officiating.

Burial: GAR Cemetery, Homer, IL

Born: 25 Dec 1893, at Boonville, Ind., a daughter of John and Lena Roth Bamberger

Married: 27 Jan 1914, at Sidney, to Albert Rohrscheib. He died 11 Aug 1967.

Survivors: a son, Roy Rohrscheib of Homer; Two daughters, Mildred Cox of Lafayewtte, Calif., and Lola Gray of Lakewood, Colo,; five grandchildren;and five great grandchildren; and a brother, Lester Bamberger of Evansville, Ind. Mrs. Rohrscheib was preceded in death by a son.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


Name: Louise Catherine (Buddemeier) Ray, age 95, of Urbana

When: 30 May 1997

Where: Meadowbrook Health Care Center, Urbana, IL

Funeral services: 10 a.m., 3 Jun 1997, at the First Methodist Church, 304 S. Race St., Urbana. The Rev. David Alberts and the Rev. Robert Mulligan officiated.

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney, IL

Born: 22 Sep 1901, at Sidney, , Daughter of Samuel and Jacobine Dalh Buddemeier

Married: 22 Sep 1920, at Sidney, to William Dernam Ray. He died 20 Jul 1968.

Survivors: a son, William Ray of Rossville; a daughter Mary Helen Moser of Urbana; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one foster grandson; and three foster great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


Name: Samuel L. Buddemeier, age 60, of Springfield, formerly of Sidney

When: 5 May 1977

Where: Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL

Funeral services: 10 a.m., 9 May 1997, at Bisch Funeral Home, Springfield.

Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL

Born: 9 Jul 1916, at Sidney, , a son of Samuel A. and Jadobina Dalh Buddemeier.

Married: Sep 1969 to Peggy Hill Harper

Survivors: his wife, four daughters, Debra Clapp of Champaign, Karyl Short of Jerseyville, Heide Carroll of Springfield, and Jessica Sue Schwalbe of Eaton Rapids, Mich.; three grandchildren; two brothers, Wilbur of Champaign and Merle of Longview, and a sister, Louise Ray of Urbana.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Dorothy Schendel, wondrful@cctrap.com


Name: Merle A. Buddemeier, age 72, of Longview, , former president of the Douglas County Farm Bureau and Mayor of Longview

When: 27 Oct 1979

Where: Burnham Hospital, Champaign, IL

Funeral services: 2 p.m., 29 Oct 1979 , at the Joines Funeral Home, Villa Grove, with the Rev. Charles Llewellyn officiating.

Burial: Fairfield Cemetery, Newman, IL

Born: 16 Dec 1906, in Sidney, a son of Samuel and Jackobina Dahl Buddemeier.

Married: 1929 at Monticello to Thelma Race

Survivors: his wife, a son, Maurice of Naperville; four grand children; a brother, Wilber of Champaign; and a sister, Louise Ray of Urbana. He was preceded in death by a brother.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Dorothy Schendel, wondrful@cctrap.com


Name: Sarah Frances (Turner) Block, age 75, of Sidney

When: 1 Dec 1997

Where: Manor Care Health Services, Champaign, IL

Funeral services: 10:30 a.m., 4 Dec 1997, at Freese Funeral Home, 202 W. Main St., Sidney, with Randy Ross officiating.

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney, IL

Born: 28 Jun 1922, at at Rome, Ga.., a daughter of Donald F. and Carrie Mull Turner.

Married: 13 Mar 1944, at Rome, GA, to Everett C. Block

Survivors: her husband, one son, Edwin Block of Lincoln; two daughters, Donna Nichols of Farmer City and Kathie Mc Gowan of Hollis, N.H.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia C. Apperson of Monticello.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


Name: Raymond E. Schwartz, age 70, of Sidney

When: 23 Apr 1997

Where: Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, IL

Funeral Services: 10:30 a.m., 28 Apr 1997, at the Sidney United Church, 501 E. Main St., Sidney. Randy Toss will officiate.

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney, IL with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5520 of Champaign.

Born: 26 Oct 1926, at Sidney, , son of Edgar E. and Flora N. Block Schwartz.

Married: 10 Jun 1946, at Urbana, to Doris Buhr

Survivors: his wife, two sons, Dennis Schwartz of Sidney and James Schwartz of Champaign; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Melvin Schwartz of Urbana; and two sisters, Irene Lofton and Arlene Buhr, both of Champaign. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


Name: Marlene (Wienke) Schwartz, of Urbana

When: 3 Jul 1993

Where: Covenant Medical Center, Urbana, IL

Funeral services: 11 a.m., 7 Jul 1993, at St. Mathew Lutheran Church, 2200 S. Philo Road, Urbana. The Rev. Paul Schwartz will officiate.

Burial: Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sidney, IL

Born: 30 Nov 1935, at at Homer, a daughter of Marvin and Ethel Quast Wienke.

Married: 24 Oct 1954, at Broadlands, to Melvin Schwartz

Survivors: her husband, her parents of Homer; one son, Duane Schwartz, and his wife, June, of Urbana; Two daughters, Karen Sturgeon, and her husband, Mike, of Sidney, and Susan Weis and her husband, Terry, of Ogden; Three grandsons and two grandaughters; two brothers, Melvin Wienke of Ogden and James Wienke of Homer; and one sister, Joyce Clark of Sadorus.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


Name: Flora (Block) Schwartz, age 77, of Sidney

When: 24 Oct 1982

Where: Americana Healthcare Center, Urbana, IL

Funeral services: 1:30 p.m., 27 Oct 1982, at Freese Funeral home, Sidney, the Rev. Richard Hartshorn officiating.

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney, IL

Born: 22 Jan 1904, near Sidney, a daughter of Henry A. and Elizabeth Bamberger Block.

Married: 25 Nov 1925, near Sidney, to Edgar E. Schwarts; he died 23 Oct 1979

Survivors: include two sons, Raymond Schwartz of Sidney and Melvin Schwartz of Urbana; two daughters, Mrs. Clayborn (Irene) Lofton and Mrs. Hervin (Arlene) Buhr, both of Champaign; eight grand children; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Estor Block of Sidney and two sisters Elma Haas of Sidell and Ella Erb of Sidney. She was preceded in death by two brothers.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


Name: Edgar E. Schwartz, age 75, of Sidney

When: 23 Oct 1979

Where: Americana Healthcare Center, Urbana, IL

Funeral services: 1:30 p.m., 26 Oct 1979, at the Freese Funeral Home, Sidney, with Rev. Richard Hartshorn officiating.

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Sidney, IL

Born: 10 Oct 1904 1904 in Bretzville, Ind., a son of Anthony and Gertrude Bretz Schwartz.

Married: 26 Nov 1925, at Sidney, to Flora Block

Survivors: his wife, two sons, Raymond of Sidney and Melvin of Urbana; two daughters Mrs. Clayborn (Irene) Lofton and Mrs. Hervin (Arlene) Buhr, both of Champaign; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Gilbert and Alfred, both of Huntingburg, Ind.; and four sisters, Helen Rademacher of Holland, Ind., Mildred Welp of Huntingburg, Ind., Ardella Meyer of Mayfield, Ky. and Flora Phillipy of Jasper, Ind. Mr. Schartz was preceded in death by four brothers.

Submitted by: Everett C. Block; Contact: Donna d-nicho@uiuc.edu


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