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Danny Lee Engelbrecht

Charles Wayne "Chuck" Nelson

David T. Heitz

Glen E. Trone

 

 

 

 



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"Danny"
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Danny Lee Engelbrecht, 50, of Littleton, IL, passed away at 7:24 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.   He was born on February 3, 1967 in Jacksonville, IL a son of Ronald & Linda Lyttaker Engelbrecht.  He married Amy L. Barrett on July 2, 1999 in Lewistown, IL.  She survives along with his parents of Rushville,  his grandmother, Dorothy Lyttaker of  Rushville, IL, (2) sons, William T. Engelbrecht & Faxon of Beardstown, IL, Darrell W. Engelbrecht & Jennifer of Rushville, IL, (1) grandson, Cedric J. Engelbrecht.  Danny was a Dredge & Pump Operator for Mid-America Dredging of Good Hope, IL.  He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Rushville. He was a C.B. & Ham Radio Operator. He was also an avid collector of revolver pistols, especially cap & ball side arms. He enjoyed recreational boating.  Danny was always willing to help anyone with a project, problem or task anytime he was needed.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with officiating.  Interment will follow in Christian Neck Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until the time of services on Friday.  Memorials may be given to his family.

 

 



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Charles Wayne “Chuck” Nelson, 73, of Canton, IL, formerly of Rushville, IL, passed away at 10:14 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Graham Hospital in Canton, IL.  He was born on August 13, 1943, in Rushville, a son of the late Lyle C. & Lucille Blurton Nelson. He is survived by a brother, Vernon Nelson & wife Carolyn of Springfield, IL, a niece, Natalie Ruth (Nelson) Jensen & husband Michael of Fishers, IN, a nephew Bryan Nathaniel Nelson of St. Louis, MO, a great niece Penelope Jensen, a great nephew, Felix Jensen, and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Clella Nelson. When Chuck was growing up on the farm he enjoyed working with the livestock, tending the chickens & taking care of the family pets.  He also liked helping his mother with home chores.  He was a former client at Bridgeway in Macomb, IL & at Fulton Co. Rehabilitation Services in Canton, IL. He was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church.  He lived at Renaissance Group Home where he volunteered helping with simple chores & tasks.  He loved making & collecting rubber band balls.  Although his disabilities limited him in many ways he was always ready & willing to help others in any way he could.  He was a joy to be around. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Rushville First United Methodist Church Elevator Fund or Fulton County Rehabilitation Services Building Fund.

 

 

 



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David Tracy Heitz, 58, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Beardstown, IL.  He was born on April 24, 1959 at Rushville, IL a son of the late Kermit & Esther Butler Heitz.  He married Bonnie Eck on April 25, 1980 at Rushville, IL.  She survives along with, (2) sons, Cole Heitz & Alaina of Rushville, IL, Andrew (A. J.)  Heitz of Springfield, IL,  (2) grandchildren, Lily & Lucy Heitz, (3) brothers, Dennis Heitz & Joyce of Rushville, IL, Dan Heitz of Colchester, IL, Dean Heitz & Kay of Rushville, IL,   (1) father-in-law, Jim Eck of New Berlin, IL, (2) brothers-in-law, Tim Eck of Godfrey, IL, Tom Eck of Dallas TX, (1) sister-in-law, Bev Tucker & Brad of Colorado Springs, CO.  He graduated from Rushville High School and received an Associate’s Degree in Ag Mechanics from Spoon River College.  He was employed at Arthur Ring & Sons in Rushville, Arends Awe, Inc. in Perry, IL, Western IL Equipment in Macomb, IL and Stevens Implement in Havana, IL as an equipment salesman.  He served as Rushville Township Trustee, Schuyler County Fair Sheep Superintendent and was a member of the RHS FFA Alumni Association.  His passions in life were spending time with his family, caring for the family farm and crafting various projects in his woodworking shop.  A celebration of David’s life will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, IL.  Memorials may be given to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or Starhill Forest Arboretum.

 

 



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Glen
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Glen E. Trone, 96, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  He was born on May 7, 1921 in Browning Twp., Schuyler Co., IL a son of the late Carl A., Sr. & Bertha Adeline “Addie” Kinnear Trone.  He married Vivian Fuqua on October 9, 1949 at the Rushville First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  She survives along with (1) son; Tom Trone & wife Sue of Moline, IL, (1) daughter, Janet Steinman & husband Robert of Hamilton, IL, (6) grandchildren, (9) great grandchildren, and numerous nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by (1) daughter, Lisa Marie Trone, (7) sisters, Nancy Trone, Clarice Dickerson, Mary Stambaugh, Madeline Dunlap, Lois Jones, Jean Sieber, Marcella Taylor, (4) brothers, Carl Jr., Virgil, Donald & Howard Trone.  Glen graduated from Rushville High School in 1939 & the University of Illinois, with high honors, in 1943.  He served in the Army in Europe during WWII. After his discharge in 1946, he worked for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration, from 1947 to 1959.  He also worked as VP loan officer at Citizen’s First State Bank of Walnut, IL and other banks until retirement in 1989.  He was a member of both the Rushville and Walnut United Methodist Churches where he served as a Trustee & Sunday School Teacher. Glen served on Walnut High and Grade School as well as Sauk Valley Community College Boards. He was a member of Rushville and Walnut Rotary.  He served as President of both clubs during his tenure. Glen was a member of the American Legion Posts in Rushville and Walnut as well as the Walnut Masonic Lodge #722, A.F. & A.M. Glen was active in Boy Scouts and was a Scout Master for many years.  Glen enjoyed photography, gardening, landscaping, coin collecting, painting, wood carving, classical music, traveling and, of course, spending time with his immediate and very large extended family. Glen loved to hunt for morel mushrooms in Schuyler County. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Rushville City Cemetery with Rev. Grant Armstrong officiating.  Interment will follow.  There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Culbertson Hospital Foundation or American Cancer Society.  Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 



 

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