Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home - Minonk

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We offer unique opportunities for families to create healing moments after loss. Our experience, coupled with our perspective on the importance of ceremony, will help you discover ways to pay tribute. Whether traditional or unique, these tributes allow us to love, laugh, and live well again.

We will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique.

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Our Obituaries

Velma Klendworth

January 17, 1921 - July 22, 2015

MINONK- Velma B. "Granny" Klendworth, 94, of Minonk, passed away at 9:12 am on Wednesday July 22, 2015 at her residence in Minonk.Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday July 25, 2015 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Minonk. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home and burial will be in Dana Cemetery.She was born in Minonk on January 17, 1921 the...
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Thomas Godar

November 11, 1955 - July 19, 2015

Thomas Dean Godar, 59, of Morton, passed away at 1:20 a.m., Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.He was born November 11, 1955 in Peoria to John D. and Shirley J. (McCollum) Godar. He married Arlene M. Budde on September 6, 1980 in Minonk, IL. She died January 12, 2011 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his father and brother James.Surviving are one son, Brian (Erin)...
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Richard L. Shelby

November 24, 1927 - July 13, 2015

Minonk- Richard L. "Shock" Shelby, 87, of Minonk passed away at 5:05 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 at his son's residence in Minonk. He was born November 24, 1927 at Cabery, Il a son of Louis W and Elsie Johnson Shelby Jr. He married Marilyn L. "Bubbles" Leigh on May 20, 1950 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Minonk. She died May 14, 2014. Survivors include two sons; Dick (Karen) Shelby, Decatur...
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Alex McKay

March 30, 2006 - June 28, 2015

Minonk- After a brave battle with cancer Alex John McKay went home to be with Jesus on June 28, 2015 at the age of 9, at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. Alex was born March 30, 2006 in Peoria a son of John Dennis and Kimberly Dawn Cramblet McKay. Alex is survived by his loving parents, John and Kimberly McKay,...
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Mabel M. Kettwich

August 26, 1920 - June 2, 2015

Mabel M. Kettwich, 94, of Minonk, IL passed away at 4:03 pm on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Streator, IL. She was born on August 26, 1920 in Benson, IL a daughter of Edward and Sena Sloter Warnkes. She married Alfred T. Kettwich on July 9, 1939 in Benson. He passed away on May 25, 2007. Surviving are two children, Beverly (Arlen) Ruestman of Toluca, IL; Brad (Tina) Kettwich...
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Robert White, Jr.

June 13, 1945 - May 17, 2015

Minonk- Robert Lee White Jr., 69, of Minonk passed away at 3:57 a.m. on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his home.He was born on June 13, 1945 in Peoria, the son of Robert Lee and Margaret Rose Hankins White. He married Patricia A. Cocagne on April 3, 1965. She survives.Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth (Rhonda) White of Minonk, Stephen (Teri) White of Anderson, SC; one daughter, Angela (Jim) Houch of...
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Janet L. Tjaden

February 19, 1940 - May 9, 2015

Minonk- Janet L. Tjaden, 75, of Minonk, IL passed away at 2:05 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL. She was born on February 19, 1940 in Streator, IL a daughter of Walter and Mary Jane Payne Osterman. She married Harold E. Tjaden on June 13, 1960 in Minonk, IL. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Brad (Sherry) Tjaden; Bruce (Lynn) Tjaden both...
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Glenn R. Hillman

July 16, 1919 - May 2, 2015

Glenn R. Hillman, 95, of Flanagan passed away at 10:08 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Home in Flanagan. The youngest of nine children, Glenn was born on July 16, 1919 in Elm Grove Township, Pekin to Henry and Sophia (Freidinger) Hillman. He married Marjorie I. Mooberry on Feb. 6, 1949 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Pekin. She died on Aug. 3, 2010. He was also preceded...
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Sara Belle Weber

February 11, 1935 - March 27, 2015

Sara Belle "Sally" Weber, 80, of Long Point, IL passed away at 5:20 p.m. on March 27, 2015 at Lee Memorial Hospital in Cape Coral, Florida with her family by her side. Sally was born at home in Minonk, Illinois on Feb. 11, 1935 where she was the second of four children born to Virgil E. & Helen Everetts Dishinger. She was preceded in death by her parents and both brothers Richard "Dick"...
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Larry W. Hill

July 16, 1949 - March 21, 2015

MINONK- Larry W. Hill, 65, of Minonk, IL passed away at 8:30 am on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Heritage Manor in Minonk.He was born on July 16, 1949 in Washington, IL a son of Ernest and Chlora Brewer Hill. He was married to Stephanie Hill and she survives. Also surviving are three sons, Steven (Tracy) Hill of El Paso, IL; Chad (Jennifer) Hill of...
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Raymond F. Persic, Jr.

October 24, 1945 - March 3, 2015

MINONK- Raymond F. Persic Jr., 69, of Minonk, died at 4:12 AM on Tuesday March 03, 2015, at his residence in Minonk.He was born on October 21, 1945 in Harvey, IL , a son of the late Raymond F. Sr. and Helene Szepietowski Persic. He married Sherri Hill in Minonk on June 04, 1977 and she survives.Also Surviving are 3 sons, Keith Persic, Minonk, Kurt (Kori) Persic, Washburn, Kevin (Tamara) Persic,...
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Joseph A. Petri

October 16, 1924 - February 22, 2015

MINONK- Joseph A. "Joe" Petri, 90, formerly of Minonk, died at 6:55 AM on Sunday February 22, 2015 at the Illinois Veteran's Home in LaSalle.He was born in Minonk on October 16, 1924 a son of the late Michael A. and Sara Hock Petri.He married Ruth Smith in Minonk on October 12, 1947 and she preceded him in death in 2009.Surviving are his siblings, Norbert (Dorothy) Petri, Minonk;...
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Bryce Jordan McKay

March 30, 2006 - January 31, 2015

Minonk- After a brave battle with cancer Bryce Jordan McKay went home to be with Jesus on January 31, 2015 at the age of 8, at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. Bryce was born March 30, 2006 in Peoria a son of John Dennis and Kimberly Dawn Cramblet McKay. Bryce is survived by his loving parents, John and Kimberly...
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Juanita Jacek

March 17, 1919 - December 21, 2014

Minonk- Juanita E. Jacek, 95 of Minonk passed away at 12:20 P.M. on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at OSF St. James John W. Albrecht Medical Center, Pontiac.Juanita was born March 17, 1919 at Millerstown, KY a daughter of Van and Birdie Downs Nunn. She married Eldred Jacek on April 27, 1941 at Minonk. He died October 27, 1980.Survivors include a daughter; Judy (Larry) Carls; a son James (Mary Lou)...
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Emma Petri

September 2, 1920 - November 8, 2014

Emma Elinor Petri, 94, of El Paso, formerly of Minonk, passed away at 9:10 a.m., Saturday, November 08, 2014 at Heritage Health in El Paso. She was born September 2, 1920 in Minonk to Frederick and Wilhemina (Eilts) Cremer. She married Eugene Petri on September 24, 1942 in Wichita-Falls, TX. He died December 27, 2004 in Minonk. She was also preceded in death by her infant daughter Ann Marie Petri...
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Jean A. Cunningham

June 30, 1929 - October 18, 2014

MINONK- Jean A. Cunningham, 85, of Minonk, died at 8:50 PM on Saturday October 18, 2014 at St Mary's Hospital in Streator.Funeral Service will be at 11 AM on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk with Mary Hartzler to officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday October 21, 2014 from 5-7 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be in Minonk Township Cemetery.Jean was born in...
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Elsie L. Baumann

February 1, 1916 - July 3, 2014

Minonk- Elsie L. Baumann, 98, of Minonk, IL passed away at 1:35 pm on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Heritage Health in Minonk, IL. She was born on February 1, 1916 in Panola Township a daughter of John and Hattie Kark Harms. She married Frank U. Baumann on December 28, 1936 in Minonk, IL. He passed away on February 26, 1991. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, four sisters,...
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