Michael Joseph Maxwell

Michael Joseph Maxwell, 64, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 8:19 P.M., Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at his home in Heyworth, Illinois.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.  Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth, Illinois, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Michael Maxwell Memorial, c/o First State Bank, Heyworth, Illinois.

Mr. Maxwell was born on October 5, 1953, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Wayne C. and Elizabeth J. Burns Maxwell.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth J. Maxwell of Heyworth, Illinois; one sister, Cecilia E. (Terry Wise) Prochnow of Heyworth, Illinois; two nieces, Nicole Prochnow of Normal, Illinois, and Brittany Wise of Bloomington, Illinois; and his caregiver, Jeff Prochnow of Heyworth, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, John P. Maxwell.

Michael had worked at Eureka Co., Bloomington, Illinois, for 22 years and Wal-Mart, Normal, Illinois, for 10 years.  He was a member of the Machinist’s Local 1000, Bloomington, Illinois, and past member of the Sons of the American Legion, Heyworth, Illinois.

He loved baseball and was a fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears.  He played football at Heyworth High School and was a part of the team that won the Sangamon Valley Conference title in 1971.

Michael had a big heart and would do anything for anyone.

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Dorothy J. Weidner

Dorothy J. Weidner, 93, of Heyworth, Illinois, passed away at 7:58 A.M., Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community.

Her graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, November 6, 2017 at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois with military rites accorded.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heyworth Public Library District.

Dorothy was born December 21, 1923 in Heyworth, Illinois, to George and Viola Buckley Pendleton. She married Cecil Weidner on July 30, 1948, in Wiesbaden, Germany.

She is survived by her two sisters, Mary Schmidt of Denver, Colorado and Charlotte (Robert) O’Dea of Clinton, Illinois; one brother, Charles (Betty) Pendleton of Estero, Florida; niece, Lori (Deron) Penn; nephews, Bob (Debi) O’Dea and Mike (Lucia) Pendleton. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Dorothy was a WWII Army veteran. After her service she worked as a Government Employee. She was an avid genealogist.