Obituaries and Death Notices
of Sangamon County, Illinois

R - Obits

Augusta Maria Ransom
Died – In this city, on Thursday, 23d ultimo, Augusta Maria, youngest daughter Luther N. and Zerviah Ransom, aged 6 years. [Sangamo Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, October 1, 1841]

Charles M. Reimer
Charles M. Reimer, 88, of Springfield, died Tuesday (July 26, 2011) in the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Grove City, a son of Harry and Elizabeth Kruckeberg Reimer. He married Camilla Green in Hillsboro on Sept. 16, 1950. She survives. Charles proudly served in the U.S. Army and was a World War II veteran in the 8th Armored Division. He served in the European Theatre as a tank commander and was honorably discharged with the rank of captain. He received the Silver Star and the Bronze Star during his service. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in agriculture and worked as a full-time farmer for many years, retired and worked as a rural farm appraiser for Meyers Land Services. He was co-founder and longtime director of the Sangamon County Fair, one of five founding directors of the Sangamon County Soil and Water Conservation District, a recipient of the first Springfield Jaycees Outstanding Young Farmer award in 1955, an 18-year director of the Decatur Farm Credit Association, a member and past director of the Sangamon County Farm Bureau, and a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association and the Illinois Chapter of Farm-House Fraternity. Charles was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Springfield where he served on the Church council as a founding member of Our Savior's Lutheran School Board. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 755 and a member of the American Legion Post No. 759. In addition to his wife, Camilla, Charles is survived by their three children, Elizabeth Reimer of Richardson, Texas, Charles (Kathleen) Reimer II of Springfield, and Susan Smith (Mark DeVolder) of Chatham; a granddaughter, Shannon Smith of Chatham; stepgranddaughters, Karen and Michelle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant son, David; a daughter, Sally Ann Davis in 2000; and his sister and brother-in-law, Harriett and Tom Maybury. SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Bish Funeral Home West at 2931 Koke Mill Road, Springfield, with Pastor Wayne Hofffman conducting. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield. VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
ARRANGEMENTS: Bisch Funeral Home West, Springfield.
[Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL]

Leland "Bud" V. Reincke

died: May 1, 1996
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 3, 1996
Leland V. Reincke
IRVING - Leland V. "Bud" Reincke, 65, of Irving, formerly of Hillsboro, died Wednesday at his home.
Survivors: wife, Shirley M.; six sons, Leland "Van" Reincke of Glendale, Ariz., Kevin Reincke of Mattoon, James and Roger Reincke, both of Sorento, Richard Reincke of Hillsboro and Larry Reincke of Irving; seven grandchildren; mother, Opal Reincke of Nokomis; and a sister, Marceline Smith of Stonington.
Services: 3 p.m. Friday, Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro. Burial: Irving Cemetery, Irving.

Leland V. Reincke, 65, rural Irving, retired from Montgomery Service Co., died Wednesday (May 1, 1996).
Services: 3 p.m. Friday, Patton Memorial Home, Hillsboro. Visitation: noon Friday until service time. Burial: Irving Cemetery.
Herald & Review, Decatur, IL, May 3, 1996; Donated by Sara Hemp.

Irene E. Reincke

died: September 27, 1995
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, September 29, 1995

Irene E. Reincke
MORRISONVILLE - Irene E. Reincke, 73, Morrisonville, died Wednesday (Sept. 27, 1995). Member: Fairview United Methodist Church, Christian County Farm Bureau.
Survivors: husband, Dale. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.  [Herald & Review, Decatur, IL, September 29, 1995; Donated by Sara Hemp]

Opal Fern Barnes Reincke
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 16, 1999
Opal F. Reincke
Opal Fern Reincke, 98, of Taylorville died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 1999, at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital in Taylorville.
She was born Oct. 22, 1901, in Hornsby, the daughter of Walter and Ida Bohlmeyer Barnes. She married Edwin Reincke in 1922; he preceded her in death. Two sons, Dale and Leland Reincke, and a daughter, Marceline Mae Smith, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Reincke, a retired homemaker, was a member of First United Methodist Church in Taylorville and the Women's Missionary Society.
Survivors: nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Velma Mitchell and Leola Moore, both of Memphis, Tenn.
Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, the Rev. Dr. Phillip Icenogle officiating. Burial: Kettelkamp Cemetery in Nokomis.
Donated by Sara Hemp.

Dale B. Reincke

died: April 2, 1996
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, April 4, 1996
Dale B. Reincke
MORRISONVILLE - Dale B. Reincke, 72, of Morrisonville died Tuesday at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, Taylorville.
Survivors: mother, Opal Barnes Reincke of Nokomis; a brother, Leland V. Reincke of Irving; a sister, Marceline Smith of Stonington; two nieces; and seven nephews. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Nokomis.

Dale B. Reincke, 72, Morrisonville, retired farmer, died Tuesday (April 2, 1996).
Member: Fairview United Methodist Church and Christian County Board.
Survivors: mother, Opal Barnes Reincke, Nokomis; brother, Leland V., Irving; sister, Marceline Smith, Stonington. Preceded by: wife, Irene, and father.
Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Visitation: 11 a.m. Friday until services. Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Nokomis.
[Herald & Review,Decatur, IL, April 4, 1996; Donated by Sara Hemp]

Kevin Lee Reincke
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, November 22, 2005
Kevin L. Reincke
MATTOON - Kevin Lee Reincke, 52, of Mattoon died Friday, Nov. 18, 2005, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.
He was born Dec. 16, 1952, in Hillsboro, the son of Leland "Bud" Reincke and JoAnn Parks Westerfield. He married Barbara Monk; they later divorced.
Mr. Reincke was a parts man at a car dealership.
Survivors: son, Jason Paul Reincke of Mattoon; mother and stepfather, JoAnn and Harold Westerfield of Sun City, Ariz.; stepmother, Shirley Reincke of Irving; five brothers, Leland "Van" (wife, Marsha) Reincke Jr. of Glendale, Ariz., James (wife, Carrie) Reincke of Sorento, Roger (wife, Ruth) and Larry (wife, Michelle) Reincke, both of Irving, and Richard (wife, Amy) Reincke of Hillsboro; several nieces and nephews; and companion, Martha Warren.
Graveside memorial services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Irving Cemetery, the Rev. Randy Sands officiating.
Bass, Patton, Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Kevin Lee Reincke
MATTOON - Kevin Lee Reincke, 52, Mattoon, formerly of Hillsboro and Decatur, car dealership employee, died Friday (Nov. 18, 2005). Graveside services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Irving Cemetery. No visitation. Arrangements by: Bass, Patton, Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro. [Herald & Review, Decatur, IL, November 23, 2005 ; Donated by Sara Hemp]

Russell W. Clark Ridder
Russell "Russ" W. Clark Ridder, 55, of Dawson, died at 9:38 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, at his home. He was born June 29, 1956, in Waco, Texas, to Russell Eugene and Ernestine Grissom Clark. He married Nanci Atkinson Unterbrink on Nov. 20, 1999, and she survives. Also surviving is his father, Russell Eugene (Mary) Clark of Jacksonville; mother, Ernestine Grissom Howell of Loveland, Colo.; two sons, Shane and Heath Ridder, both of Jacksonville; two sisters, Judy (Monty) Logan of Camp Point, and Brenda (Bob) Jacoby of Berthoud, Colo.; two brothers, John (Carmen) Clark of Brighton and George Matthew (Dawn) Clark of Chatham; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He worked at the Illinois Department of Transportation as a Health and Safety Manager for 27 years. Russ was an avid guitar player and musician. He enjoyed working in his garden, woodworking and was an artist. He loved riding his Harley. Memorial Gathering will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Margaret Robinson Cronister Riley
State Journal Register, date and page unknown, Springfield, IL, death date 11/21/1966
Services for Mrs. Margaret M. (Cronister) Riley formerly of 2801 Whittier Ave. will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Ellinger and Kunz Funeral Home. Rev. Donald J. Finley will officiate and burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mrs. Riley died at 9:20p.m. Monday at St. Margaret's Hospital at Hammond, Ind. She was born at Petersburg and wsa a member of the Capital Christian Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Helen Gravett and Mrs. Frances Baumgardnre, both of Springfield and Mrs. Nellie Sims of Harrison, Ark.; four sons, Henry Cronister and Abel Everhart, both of Springfield, John Cronister of San Diego, Calif., and Raymond Cronister of Hammond, Ind., two stepsons, Roy Cronister of Springfield and Harry Cronister of Athens; 29 grandchildren; and 66 great-grandchildren." [Contributed by
Carla Leber]

Norma Jean Riva - nee Bouvet

Norma J. Riva 63, of Tovey died at 1:35 a.m. Thursday at St. John's Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.
Surviving are her husband, Herman; one son, Herman Jr. of Springfield; two daughters, Cheryl Riva of Springfield and Mrs. Matt (Debbie) Wells of Morrisonville; two grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Minnie Busonic of Tovey; three brothers, Desire Bouvet of Taylorville, Gene Bouvet of Tovey and Carmen Bouvet of Kincaid; one sister, Mrs. Donald (Marilyn) Blakey of California; and one half-sister, Mrs. Lonnie (Lena) Turner of Tovey.
[State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - Friday, January 10, 1992 - Sub. By Denise Parsons]

Corwine Ewing Roach
Chicago Tribune, March 1, 1953
Submitted By: Allen Bankson
Springfield, Ill., Feb. 28 - Corwine E. Roach of Springfield, president of the Capitol City Paper company, died yesterday [Feb. 27, 1953] in Arizona while on a vacation trip. He was a former vice president of the Illinois State Chamber of Commerce.

John Robinson, jr

Awful Scene:  The Louisville journal states that on the night of the 28th of August, the house of John Robinson, of Logan county, Ills., was struck by lightning while the neighbros and family were attending the dying bed of Mrs. Robinson.  John Robinson, jr., of Sangamon county, was killed at the bedside of his dying mother.  His sister, Ellen Jane, was severely shocked, and was considered dangerously hurt, and all in the house were more or less injured. [The Illinois Free Trader. (Ottawa, Ill.), 02 Oct. 1840]
Don Roesch
Don Roesch, 75, of Chatham, passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Monday, June 20,2011. Don was born Sept. 6, 1935, in Loami, the son of Edward and Anges Walsh Roesch. He married Shirley Rainbolt on Sept. 15, 1962, at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Springfield. Don was a 1953 graduate of New Berlin High School and retired from Central Illinois Light Company after 34 years of service as a journeyman pipefitter. He also farmed in the Loami area. He was a member of the Sangamon County Farm Bureau and served on the board of directors. He had also served on various Catholic committees. Don was a very hardworking man who enjoyed spending time with family and attending their sporting events. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Edward Roesch; sister, Mary Huddleston; brothers-in-law, Bill Conboy and Daniel Huddleston. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Roesch of Chatham; children, Donald (wife, Kris) Roesch of Troy, James (wife, Shannon) Roesch of White Hall and Patrick (wife, Samantha) Roesch of Loami; grandchildren, Jeremy, Mary Kate, Justin, Steven, Allison, Patrick and Jamie Roesch; siblings, Audrey Roesch of Springfield, Richard (wife, Dorothy) Roesch of Springfield, Evelyn Conboy of Rochester and James (wife, Gloria) Roesch of Springfield; aunt, Polly Roesch of Springfield; numerous cousins; nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 404 E. Birch St., New Berlin. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Kevin Laughery celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in New Berlin. The family of Don Roesch is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield, IL.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


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