Recent Obits: Diemer, Henson


Diemer, Fannie:

Fannie B. Diemer, 95, of Pontiac, formerly of Saunemin, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:29 a.m. at OSF St. James John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac.

Her service will be Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home in Pontiac with Pastor Mauricio Vieira officiating. Burial will follow at Sunny Slope Cemetery in Saunemin.

Visitation will be Friday, March 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements.

Fannie was born November 25, 1922 in Saunemin, IL to Johnny and Elsena Johnson. She married George J. Diemer on January 12, 1940 in Kentland, IN. He passed away March 20, 2008.

She is survived by her son, John N. Diemer of Pontiac, IL; grandchildren, Dale (Gera) Diemer, Doug (Lisa) Diemer, Debbie (Gordon) Kinate, Jeff Diemer, Joe Diemer, Jim (Karen) Diemer; great-grandchildren, Jennifer Diemer, Bryan (Elizabeth) Diemer, Peter (Katie) Kinate, Liz Kinate, Brady Diemer, Corey Diemer, Casey Diemer, Bradley (Jesica) Diemer, Tristen Diemer, Jacob Diemer, Sara Diemer, Lauren Diemer, and Tyler Diemer; great-great-grandchildren, Brody, Kadyn, Kaleb, Bailey and Meredith Diemer, and Nolan and Halle Kinate.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; one daughter, June Diemer; one son and daughter-in-law, Alvin and Sonny Diemer; daughter-in-law, Mary “Liz” Diemer; and one granddaughter, Diane Diemer.

Fannie was educated in Saunemin Schools and worked for J.C. Penney in Pontiac and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom, IL and the Saunemin Legion Auxiliary.

Fannie was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and gardening. Her greatest joy was her family.

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom, IL. Online condolences may be made to the family at duffyfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook.

Henson, Anthony:

Anthony J. “Tony” Henson, 61, of Cornell, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 9:11 a.m. at his home.

His service with full military honors will be held Monday, March 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home in Pontiac with Reverend Kenny Jones officiating. Inurnment will be at Cornell Cemetery in Cornell, IL at a later date. Visitation will be Monday, March 19, 2018 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements.

Tony was born August 7, 1956 in Pontiac, IL to Delbert and Connie (King) Henson. He married Jewellene Fagan Turner August 28, 2011 in Mt. Vernon, IL. She survives in Cornell.

He is also survived by his father, Delbert (Marianne) Henson of Mt. Vernon, IL; children, Christopher Henson of Rockford, IL and Caiti Henson (Nate Anderson) of Pontiac, IL; step-children, Nikki (Jason) Hughes of South Wilmington, IL, Valerie (Mike Moore) Kuhlmann of Streator, IL, and Megan Kuhlmann of Campus, IL; brothers, William “Billy” Rudolph, Jr. of Streator, IL and Todd (Tanya) Rudolph of DePue, IL; sisters, Crystal (Ron) Graves of Pontiac, IL, Tonia (Gary) Bailey Beggs of Momence, IL, Lani (Dan) Carlile of Pontiac, IL, Debbie (Jay) Simmons of Dix, IL, Sharon (Paul) Hayes of Springfield, IL, and Mary Jo (Roger) Sanders of Clarksville, TN; grandchildren, Natalie Taylor, Kynzie Anderson, Wyatt and Hayden Kuhlmann, and Zoey Moore; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Joe Lewis, Brandy Keith, and Dave and Carol Zimmer.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie Rudolph; step-father, William Rudolph, Sr.; sister, Kara Dimming; and brother, Randy Henson.

Tony was a graduate of Cornell High School, Class of 1974. He served in the United States Army from 1975 to 1979 with the rank of Corporal of the 4th Infantry Division. After leaving the Army, he worked for Dick Mays Excavation from 1979 to 1983, at Prestress Engineering Corporation from 1983 to 1998, and was a Correctional Officer for the Pontiac Correctional Center since 1998.

Tony enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, family, and friends. He was an ASA Umpire for 17 years. He enjoyed dirt track racing, music, karaoke, fishing, and camping.

Memorials may be made to the Cornell Volunteer Fire Department 406 W. Main Street, Cornell, IL 61319, the Relay for Life of Livingston County, 112 W. Madison Street, Pontiac, IL 61764, or to his family.

Online condolences may be made to the family at duffyfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook.

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