In memory of
John Richard Chezem
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In memory of
John Richard Chezem
GALESBURG - John Richard Chezem, 88, Galesburg, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Heartland Health Care and Rehab. John was born Aug. 23, 1931, in Alexis, the son of Alpha Douglas and Mary Ellen (Bedford) Chezem. He married Juanita J. Weedman in 1950. She preceded him in death in 1990. He later married Grace Green Hardine on Oct. 5, 1991, in Galesburg. Grace survives, as do two sons, Michael Chezem of Makanda and Mark (Lori) Chezem of Galesburg; two daughters, Linda (Deb Worden) Chezem and Janet Taylor, both of Galesburg; one stepdaughter, Stacey (David) Farrell of Galesburg; and two stepsons, Tim (Marianne) Hardine of Bolingbrook and Mick (Susan) Hardine of Pella, Iowa. John is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Brenda Switzer of Santa Rosa, California. Along with his parents and first wife, John was preceded in death by two brothers. John served in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne. After his military service, he worked as a milkman for Meadow Gold Dairy for 42 years, retiring in 1992. John was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285, as well as being a former member of the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed carpentry work and spent many years volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. John was a Boy Scout leader for 15 years. He enjoyed traveling, camping, going fishing in Canada and attending his grandchildren's sporting and school events. The rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, with visitation following from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jacob Rose officiating. Cremation will follow services. Private burial will be in Victoria Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity, St. Patrick's Church or Faith United Methodist Church. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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In memory of
John Richard Chezem
GALESBURG - John Richard Chezem, 88, Galesburg, died at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at Heartland Health Care and Rehab. John was born Aug. 23, 1931, in Alexis, the son of Alpha Douglas and Mary Ellen (Bedford) Chezem. He married Juanita J. Weedman in 1950. She preceded him in death in 1990. He later married Grace Green Hardine on Oct. 5, 1991, in Galesburg. Grace survives, as do two sons, Michael Chezem of Makanda and Mark (Lori) Chezem of Galesburg; two daughters, Linda (Deb Worden) Chezem and Janet Taylor, both of Galesburg; one stepdaughter, Stacey (David) Farrell of Galesburg; and two stepsons, Tim (Marianne) Hardine of Bolingbrook and Mick (Susan) Hardine of Pella, Iowa. John is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Brenda Switzer of Santa Rosa, California. Along with his parents and first wife, John was preceded in death by two brothers. John served in the United States Army in the 82nd Airborne. After his military service, he worked as a milkman for Meadow Gold Dairy for 42 years, retiring in 1992. John was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285, as well as being a former member of the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed carpentry work and spent many years volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. John was a Boy Scout leader for 15 years. He enjoyed traveling, camping, going fishing in Canada and attending his grandchildren's sporting and school events. The rosary will be prayed at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, with visitation following from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jacob Rose officiating. Cremation will follow services. Private burial will be in Victoria Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity, St. Patrick's Church or Faith United Methodist Church. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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Galesburg, IL 61401
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Offering a ray of light within what can be a dark place when grieving the loss of a loved one, The Hope Heals™ Luxury Bouquet is a unique and sophisticated way to show how much you care for your recipient and the memory of the deceased. An exquisite arrangement designed by our floral experts, this gorgeous bouquet brings together ivory roses, fragrant white gilly flowers, clouds of white hydrangea and star-shaped white Asiatic Lilies. Accented with asparagus fern fronds and variegated foliage, this sympathy bouquet is presented in a keepsake faceted clear glass vase to create an exceptional look that is not only a tribute to a life well lived, but a comfort to those left behind. IMPRESSIVE bouquet is approx. 23"H x 19"W. STUNNING bouquet is approx. 25"H x 21"W.

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