Obituaries for the week of Sunday, January 31, 2016

Delmar Ehmen

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MELVIN — Delmar E. Ehmen, 84, of Melvin, passed away at 10:33 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at his home.

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Christopher Ford

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HOOPESTON — Christopher Thomas Ford, 34, of Springfield, formerly of Hoopeston, father of two Rankin residents, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in a traffic accident in rural Paxton.

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Ronald Fuoss

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THAWVILLE — Ronald Dean Fuoss, 75, of rural Thawville, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday,  Feb. 3, 2016, at the Manteno Veteran’s Home in Manteno, following an extended illness.  

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Ethel Probasco

MILFORD — Ethel Louise Cloud Probasco, 83, of Milford, grandmother of a Loda resident, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.

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Lois Schweighart

CHAMPAIGN — Lois Avanelle “Avie” Schweighart, 88, grandmother of a Paxton resident, died from complications from pneumonia on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Port Charlotte, Fla.

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James Swanson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — James Robert Swanson Sr., 72, of Bucyrus, Mo., a native of Paxton, died Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at Cox Hospital in Springfield, Mo.

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Marilyn Verkler

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GIBSON CITY — Marilyn Verkler, 84, of Gibson City, died at 10:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City.

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Danielle Vukobratovich

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NEWNAN, Ga. — Danielle Schmohe Vukobratovich, 34, of Newnan, Ga., who was born in Gibson City, died Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

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Stanley Warsaw

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NORMAL — Stanley W. Warsaw, 95, of Normal, formerly of Anchor and Saybrook, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at Heritage Health in Normal.

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