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DAVID HONN, 80, OF TAYLORVILLE,IL DIED AT 9:00AM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 AT HIS RESIDENCE.  HE WAS BORN FEBRUARY 27, 1931 IN ARCOLA, IL, THE SON OF RAY AND NELLE EHRHART HONN.  ON DECEMBER 15, 1966 HE MARRIED NANCY RASCHE IN FRECH LICK, INDIANA.

DAVE BEGAN LIFE IN RURAL ARCOLA AND GREW UP ON THE FAMILY FARM HIS GRANDFATHER CREATED OVER 100 YEARS AGO.  HE WAS THE 5TH OF 6 CHILDREN AND BEGAN FARMING AT THE AGE OF 9 WHEN HIS TWO BROTHERS WERE AWAY IN THE SERVICE.  HE WENT ON TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS MASTERS IN AG ECONOMICS.  HE WAS PROUD TO HAVE SERVED AS A MAJOR IN THE AIR FORCE AND THE RESERVES.  HE WORKED FOR MILLIKEN BANK IN DECATUR AND THEN FIRST TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK AS FARM MANAGER AND VICE PRESIDENT IN TAYLORVILLE.  DAVID GREW UP IN THE WALNUT GROVE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, WHICH WAS SITUATED ON LAND HIS FAMIY DONATED.  HE HAD BEEN AN ACTIVE MEMBER ON THE DAVIS MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN TAYLORVILLE AND SERVED AS AN ELDER AND A MEMBER OF THE CHOIR.  HE HAD ALWAYS BEEN ACTIVE AND INTERESTED IN THE JOYS OF LIFE.  HE ENJOYED RAISING, RIDING AND SHOWING HORSES.  HE ALSO ENJOYED MOTORCYCLE RIDING AND SNOWMOBILE RIDING WOOD WORKING, RESTORING AND DRIVING ANTIQUE AND MUSCLE CARS, CAMPING, TRAVEL AND BOATING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  HE TOOK TRIPS ALONG MANY RIVERS AND LAKES FROM KENTUCKY TO CANADA.  DAVE WAS A SKILLED WOOD WORKER AND AN AVID COOK IN HIS RETIREMENT.  HE WAS ESPECIALLY EXCITED TO TRY NEW AND EXOTIC RECIPES IN HIS OWN KITCHEN IN HIS "CAVE" IN THE COMPANY OF HIS GOOD CAT, SPOOK.  THIS LOVING AND GENTLE MAN WAS ALWAYS HAPPY TO SHARE HIS LIFE WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN THE COMFORTABLE AND BEAUTIFUL SPACE HE CREATED IN THE COUNTRY.  DAVID PASSED AWAY AT HOME SURROUNDED BY HIS LOVING FAMILY AND CONSTANT SUPPORT OF HIS GOOD FRIENDS.

 

SURVIVING ARE HIS WIFE, NANCY HONN OF TAYLORVILLE; DAUGHTERS SUSAN HONN AND PARTNER DAVID TALKINGTON OF MIDDLESEX, VT AND MELISSA HONN.  SISTER; JOAN HONN OF ARCOLA, IL.  HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, 2 BROTHERS AND 2 SISTERS.

MEMORIAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 11:00 AM TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012 AT DAVIS MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH WITH REV. TINEY WALKER OFFICIATING.  INTERMENT WILL BE IN THE ARCOLA TOWNSHIP CEMETERY, ARCOLA, IL.  VISITATION WILL BE HELD FROM 5:00 PM -7:00PM MONDAY IN DAVIS MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH.

MEMORIALS MAY BE MADE TO: DAVIS MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1500 WEST FRANKLIN, TAYLORVILLE, IL 62568.

CONDOLENCES MAY BE SENT ON LINE AT WWW.MCCLUREFUNERALHOME.COM

 

 
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