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Washington, Illinois Funeral Homes
20 Valley Forge Road
Washington, Illinois 61571
(309) 444-2634
Washington, Illinois Obituaries and News
Robert Michel, Illinois Republican leader skilled at compromise, dies at 93 February 17, 2017

Velde was "consumed" by his duties chairing the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1953 and '54, Johnson said, leaving Michel to fill in for the congressman at Illinois events ... at the Capitol Hill Club in Washington for Michel's 90th birthday ... (Chicago Tribune)

Looking back at the Walter family February 17, 2017

Earlier in evening, I was reading Warren Walter’s obituary. He passed away earlier this month ... and I were lay chaperons for St. Paul High School senior class trip to Washington, D.C., and New York City in ’66.) Cletus died in 1969. (BND)

Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93 February 17, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide says former House Republican leader Bob Michel has died at age 93. Michel was an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the GOP House minority for 14 years. His skill at seeking compromise with the Democrats ... (Herald & Review)

Robert Michel, longest-serving minority leader in U.S. House, dies at 93 February 17, 2017

Michel of Illinois, a conservative Republican and genial politician ... Adam Bernstein and Karen Tumulty contributed to this report. Read more Washington Post obituaries (Washington Post)

George E. Finch February 16, 2017

Mr. Finch was born in 1923 in Emington, Illinois, to George W. and Margaret T ... One of the highlights of his life was having the opportunity to go on an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their sacrifices. (Quad-Cities Times)


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Funeral Home Reviews
Darien, Illinois
Be very careful with this funeral home. They may lack honesty, and or diligence. A year ago we lost a parent/In-Law. We used Modell because the parent's spouse was handled through them. During the arrangements ,with the owners daughter, we informed her that the Parent had changed it's mind, and instead of the full burial package, the Parent had previously decided on, the parent wanted Cremation, and a Memorial service at our Church. The Pastor had become a good friend. The Daughter worked with us on the Urn, cards and the arrangements of the remains. Yet, it appeared to us that she became preoccupied with other matters and wanted to give us over to someone else as soon as she could. On later reflection we questioned ourselves on her leaving us was due to the amount of money we were not spending. Months passed as I went through boxes of the parent's records, gotten food poisoning, and spent weeks sipping Broth and sleeping. As we did not pay in full immediately Modell put the account into collection. While recovering I spent an hour in the morning and another in the afternoon back in the boxes. Discovering, in a bundle of old Bank records, a Customer's copy of a Forethought Funeral Insurance policy written by Modell Funeral Home. I contacted Modell and the daughter answered. I told her what I had discovered, and her immediate response was how glad she was that she was not the person to have handled this. How that person should have checked the records. (She must have been doing something else when she spent over ten minutes checking, or she did find the records?, we do not know). She then asked to take care of the matter for us, for which I declined, having no confidence or trust in her or them. The story continues but the above is the essentials. I still question myself on whether or not she was diligent, or if she had found the policy. Did she have a lack of memory in handling us, or was she trying to cover herself. Did she put us in collection to further gain funds and cover themselves? What was nice, was that in the final meeting she never gave us or offer us any credit for there lack of service, Professional to the end. Oh, I forgot they messed up the cards.
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Pleasant Hill, Illinois
Our family has been taken care of by this funeral home for 40 years or more and we've never had a complaint. Mr. Lummis makes the entire ordeal easier and helps with so many of the minute details.
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Savoy, Illinois
I would so like to make a donation in honour of my friend who passed away two days ago; however, all that is possible is thye purchase of flowers - how very disappointing
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Chicago, Illinois
This place sucks they will cheat you SHEILA REID IS A DISGRACE TO MR. BRANCH
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Savoy, Illinois
Most obit's have an area where condolences may be sent, however this one is only possible to send flowers. Crass commercialization at the begining and the end I see.
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