Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

July 24, 2013

Melvin Ohnesorge

Melvin Eugene “Gene” Ohnesorge, 78, of Stewardson, passed away at 8:46 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Stewardson Community Center in Stewardson. The Revs. C. W. Lewis and Kathy Lewis will officiate. Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the community center. The family requests casual attire. Memorials may be given in Gene’s memory to the Stewardson Lion’s Club for the annual tractor pull or Lincolnland Hospice. Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

Gene was born Dec. 27, 1934, in Shumway, the son of William and Mamie Knierim Ohnesorge. He married Betty Kessler on July 19, 1953 in Stewardson.

Gene was a lifelong grain and livestock farmer and for three years, was employed at Norge Corp. in Effingham. In retirement, he continued to work for the Stewardson Equity.

He served on the Stewardson-Strasburg School Board of Directors for nine years and the Prairie Township Board of Directors for several years, and was a member of the Shelby County Farm Bureau.

Gene was an tractor pull enthusiast and participated in events all over central Illinois.

Surviving are his wife, Betty; children, Kim (Larry) Montgomery and Cathy (Jeff) Montgomery, both of Windsor, Todd Ohnesorge of Stewardson, Robin (John) Storm of Effingham, Angie (Joe) Flinn of Dieterich and Sonya Overbeck of Neoga; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren on the way; sisters, Ione (Keith) Beals and Ruth (Max) White, both of Effingham, and Sandra (John) LeCrone of Xenia; brothers, George (Deloris) Ohnesorge of Beecher City and Roger (Nancy) Ohnesorge of Altamont; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Roland Ohnesorge; sister, Eileen Wenthe; and three siblings at birth.

Sign the guestbook at www.effinghamdailynews.com.

1
Text Only
Death Notices
  • Omar Lira Omar Lira, 28, of Effingham, died Friday, July 25, 2014, in Perryville, Missouri.Arrangements are incomplete at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham.

    July 30, 2014

  • 7-30 Jean Webb obit photo Jean Webb Jean Webb, 80, of Effingham, slipped away peacefully in her sleep with her family near, to join her beloved Herbert, at 4 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2014.Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, with entombment in Woodla

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Walton Wright Walton Roy “Short” Wright, 74, U.S. Army veteran of Decatur, formerly of Wrights Corner, died at 6:05 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Beecher City,

    July 30, 2014

  • 7-30 Bertha Gillson obit photo Bertha Gillson Bertha Mae Gillson, 89, US Navy World War II veteran of Westfield, died Monday, July 28, 2014, at Hines VA Hospital.Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Markwell Chapel, 119 S. Washington St., Westfield, with the Rev. Walter Miller officia

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30 Daniel Helmbacher obit photo Daniel Helmbacher Daniel W. “Dan” Helmbacher, 55, of Effingham, died at 6:54 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Effingham Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. today, July 30, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Effingham. Memorials may be made to

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-30 Maurice Calvert obit photo Maurice Calvert Maurice John Calvert, 81, of Sainte Marie, passed away July 28, 2014, at Heartland Christian Village, Neoga.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Pearce and Retired Navy Chief Tim Dion officiati

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Janie Martinez Janie Lou Martinez, 46, of Montrose, died at 10:05 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at her home.Private family services will be at a later date. Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.meyer

    July 30, 2014

  • Paul Verdeyen Paul A. Verdeyen, 53, of Mattoon, died Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.Arrangements are incomplete at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham.

    July 30, 2014

  • Kenneth Beaumont Kenneth Beaumont Kenneth Dale “Smoke” Beaumont, 64, went home to Jesus on Thursday, July 24, 2014, following an eight year and eight month fight with cancer of the esophagus, colon, and pleural cavity. He was a survivor and can now rest as he has been eternally cure

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Eileen O'Donnell Eileen O'Donnell Effingham Eileen B. O’Donnell, 99, of Effingham, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, July 28, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Effingham. Burial will be in Leith Cemetery, Mason. Memorials may b

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.