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Death of Robert Louis Hermsmeyer

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Robert Louis Hermsmeyer, 92 of Litchfield, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 5:30 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab in Taylor Springs. He was born on July 7, 1931, in Litchfield to Charles and Lillie E. (Stein) Hermsmeyer.

He graduated with the Litchfield High School class of 1949. He married the former Dona Marie Brookman on October 22, 1950, at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield and she preceded him in death on April 23, 2012.

Mr. Hermsmeyer was employed by the State of Illinois as a manager in the Department of Property Management. He owned a gas business, was a realtor for 30 years, was supervisor for North Litchfield Township for 27 years, was head of the Montgomery County Republican Party for 16 years, a committeeman for the Republican Party for 39 years, and a past Veiled Non-Profit.

Mr. Hermsmeyer was a referee for high school basketball and football, coached the local American League Baseball travel teams, and was instrumental in the development of the new baseball field at Litchfield Community High School. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Moose Club, the Elks, and the Litchfield Antlers Club.

Mr. Hermsmeyer is survived by two daughters, Chris Johnson of Litchfield and Sherri (John) Rundquist of Butler; four grandchildren, Corey (Angela) Johnson, Angela (Erik) Johnson, John T. (Kristal) Rundquist, and Tyler (fiancée Victoria) Rundquist; three great-grandchildren, August and Aspen Rundquist and Blair Johnson; three step-great-grandchildren, Andie, Charlotte and Daniel Foster; and 13 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a son-in-law, Robert J. Johnson; two brothers, Ralph Hermsmeyer and Dr. Carl A. Hermsmeyer; and four sisters, infant Dorothy Hermsmeyer, Ethel Repp, Geneva Mercer, and Myrtha Schmidt.

Funeral services for Mr. Hermsmeyer will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2023, at 12:00 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield.  Rev. Fred Kraemer will officiate.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield.  Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Death of Ricky Dale Goldman

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Ricky Dale Goldman, 70 of Dorchester, died at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 5:05 am. He was born on August 27, 1953, in Aurora, IL to Dale Goldman and Jean Castner Goldman. He married Karen S. Graham Goldman on February 21, 1988, in Las Vegas, NV.  

He was a truck driver. Ricky grew up farming with his dad. Ricky collected tractors and watched racing. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed old cars, motorcycles, and to DJ. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends.  

He is survived by his spouse, Karen Goldman of Dorchester; children, Megan Mitchell of Peachtree Corners, GA, and Skyler (Amber) Goldman of St. Charles, MO; grandchildren, Olivia Mitchell and Adelaide Goldman; siblings, Susan Fuertges of Clermont, FL, Cary (Trudie) Goldman of Plano, IL, and Randy (Ursula) Goldman of Serena, IL; and mother in law, Ruth (George) Vincent of Wilsonville.  

Ricky was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Arthur Graham.  

Friends may call on Thursday, July 18, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services are Friday, July 19, 2024, at 10:00 am at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill.

Memorials are suggested to Siteman Cancer Center or Glioblastoma Foundation. Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of George Perry Harbaugh

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George Perry Harbaugh, 84 of Dorchester, died at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center, Gillespie on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at 3:35 am.  He was born on May 23, 1940, in Hettick to John Lester Harbaugh and Iva Mae Clark Harbaugh.  

He married Darlene (Klein) Harbaugh on January 5, 1962, in Appleton, WI.  He was an ag mechanic for Heyen’s Farm Implement and then Sievers Equipment. He also worked as a chainer and in the maintenance department at Laclede Steel. George was a member of the Fosterburg Baptist Church. He enjoyed tinkering with everything.  

He is survived by his spouse, Darlene Harbaugh of Dorchester; children, Chris (Barbara) Harbaugh of Gillespie and Russell Harbaugh of Litchfield; 9 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Phyllis Black, Elmer Harbaugh, David Harbaugh, and Shirley Lee.  

George was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Byron K. Harbaugh and Kenny Harbaugh; and siblings, Charles Harbaugh, Carl Harbaugh, Louise Fry, Ernest Harbaugh, Dale Harbaugh, and Wayne Harbaugh.  

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2024, at the Forsterburg Baptist Church at 11 am with a meal to follow. Memorials are suggested to wishes of the family.  Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.

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Death of Denny (McAfoos) Turner

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Denny (McAfoos) Turner, 88 of Bunker Hill, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at 11:26 pm.  She was born on January 19, 1936, in Alton to Herbert McAfoos and Lucille Cole McAfoos.  

She graduated from Alton High School in January of 1955 and married Cecil M. Turner on March 12, 1955, in Alton. They just celebrated their 69 wedding anniversary. Not only was she a wonderful wife to Cecil, Denny was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.  

Denny was a faithful believer of Jesus Christ as her lord and savior. She spent many years in child evangelism, teaching children the path to becoming a Christian.  

She is survived by her spouse, Cecil M. Turner of Bunker Hill; children, Carey (Mike Tomlanovich) Eveans of Englewood, FL and Tabitha (Jim) Golike of Lake of the Ozarks, MO; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Lauren (Tom) Miller of Godfrey; brother, Wendell (Sue) McAfoos of Alton; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Denny was preceded in death by her parents; children, Cole Turner and Kim Turner; grandson, Cole Brandon Turner; sister, Sue LaMarsh; and brothers, Ollie McAfoos, Dwight McAfoos, Bill McAfoos, Stan McAfoos and Allen McAfoos.

 Friends may call on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Kravanya Funeral Home Bunker Hill from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Funeral services are Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 1:00 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill. Burial will be at Woodburn Cemetery, Woodburn.  

Memorials are suggested to Woodburn Bible Church. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

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