Shelbyville Daily Union

Local News

September 10, 2013

Burl Kessel

Burl K. Kessel, 92, of Lakewood, IL, passed away at 6:15 PM Thursday Sept. 5, 2013 in Eastview Terrace in Sullivan, IL

Burl was born Nov. 6, 1920 in Windsor IL the son of Fred C. and Jane Hudson Kessel.

He married Marjorie Plowman on Nov. 19, 1941 in Michigan and she passed away May 22, 2005.

Burl worked as a rural mail carrier for many years and also farmed in the Lakewood area.

He honorably served his country during WWII in the United States Army Air Force. He was a prisoner of war along side his future brother-in-law, George Lawrence, until their release.

Burl enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling the country in his motor home.

Surviving are sons: David B. Kessel of Lakewood, IL and Fred (Sandy) Kessel of Shelbyville; daughters: Judith Johnson of South Haven, MS and Ruth (James) Riley of Columbus, IN; ten grandchildren: Deanna Collier, Debra Snyder, Matthew Kessel, John Johnson, Larry Johnson, Cary Johnson, Bryan Riley, Becky Nasby, Shawn Riley, and Jaime Riley; seventeen great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; sister Mary Jane Taylor of Decatur and brother Albert Kessel of Ohio.

Burl was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; brother, Fred C. Kessel and sisters: Edith Storey, Beulah Hentz, Vera Halbrook and Vivian Sherwood.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday Sept. 8, 2013 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Rev. Wade Helmkamp will officiate. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until the time of the service on Sunday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Military rites will be performed by the Shelby County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made in Burl’s memory to the Recreation and Activity Fund of East View Terrace of Sullivan, IL

On line condolences: www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Residents cite problems near Copeland Bridge Residents living near the Copeland Bridge south of Shelbyville approached the Shelby County Board Wednesday voicing an ongoing problem that has grown worse in recent months.Joe Woodall, Rose Township supervisor and landowner, told the board that week

    August 19, 2014

  • 081914 Art Ford pic Art Ford - A Singing Truck Driving Man Art Ford from Oxford, Wisconsin will be performing August 22nd from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Cowden Pioneer Days with his band, “Country Plus”. Art Ford is a home town boy from Cowden, who has played music at the Cowden festival every year since

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0819114 Strasburg queens pic Support Strasburg queen contestants Miss Strasburg Sarah Locke and Junior Miss Strasburg Marcail Clark would like to invite you to the annual Miss and Junior Strasburg Pageant. This event will be held in conjunction with the annual Strasburg Hog Roast and Gnome Fest at 5 p.m. on Saturd

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 081914 stew queen - McDonald pic Stewardson Lions Club Homecoming Queen candidates named There are three girls vying for Miss Stewardson 2014 at this year’s Lions Club Homecoming August 22 and 23.Kristina Beitz, daughter of Matt and Heather Beitz of Stewardson, will be a senior at Stewardson-Strasburg High School this fall. Kristina’s ac

    August 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • Illinois News in briefs Blagojevich, state corruption feature in rulingCHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court has taken on the issue of pay-to-play corruption in Illinois under disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit by r

    August 19, 2014

  • SMH Girls Night Out explores respiratory health and women SHELBYVILLE, IL, – The body’s ability to breath well is vital for optimal health. Diseases such as asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) challenge our lung’s ability to exchange air that is essenti

    August 19, 2014

  • 081914 Rauner in Sullivan pic Rauner makes campaign stop in Sullivan Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner stopped at the T ‘n T Pizzeria in Sullivan Sunday evening for a brief visit to rally citizens to get out the vote in November.Rauner is stumping the state in a “Shake-up Express” bus tour, visiting 38 counties in

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 081214 Beyers in Costa Rica pic Beyers spends 10-day service trip in Costa Rica Quincy Beyers of Shelbyville recently returned from a 10-day trip to Liberia, Costa Rica, with Global Leadership Adventures. GLA is an organization headquartered in San Diego considered a Peace Corps for Teens to perform community services in various

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Andrew's Family Magic at Windsor Christian Church on Aug. 20 Andrew’s Family Magic and Windsor Christian Church, 1101 Broadway, Windsor, would like to invite you to a free magic show on August 20. Beginning at 5:30 pm, we will serve free hot dogs, chips and drink (first come, first serve until gone) in the chu

    August 15, 2014

  • 081214 house blessing pic 2 9th House Blessing held Sunday The key was given to the ninth Shelby County Habitat for Humanity home residents Sunday during the house blessing ceremony.The Wallace-Pesch family are the new residents of the home at 401 South Pine in Shelbyville.“The home was returned to us (Habit

    August 12, 2014 2 Photos

Featured Ads
AP Video
Johnson: Six Arrests, No Tear Gas in Ferguson Raw: Rescue, Relief Efforts at Japan Landslide Cadavers, a Teen, and a Medical School Dream Raw: Woman Escorted From Ferguson Protests California Drought Stings Honeybees, Beekeepers Officer Who Pointed Gun at Protesters Suspended Holder Hopes to Bring Calm to Ferguson Today in History August 21 Holder Pledges Top Investigators for Ferguson US Mission to Rescue Hostages in Syria Failed Manfred, Torre and MLB Take Ice Bucket Challenge Bank of America Reaches Record $17B Settlement Holder Reassures Ferguson Community With Visit GlobalPost CEO Remembers Foley As a Brave Man Seth Meyers Rolls Out Emmy Red Carpet Obama: World Is Appalled by Murder of Journalist Israel, Militants Trade Fire After Talks Fail Pres. George W. Bush Takes Ice Bucket Challenge Pierce Brosnan's Call to Join the Expendables Changes Coming to No-Fly List
Poll

Should the minimum wage for workers be raised in Illinois?

Yes
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium