Minor Earl Dishon, 79, of Neoga, formerly of Stonington, passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
Minor was born and raised in rural Stonington, the son of Leslie and Leila (Schoning) Dishon. He graduated from Stonington High School in 1958, and five years later he proudly joined the United States Army, and served for two years. From 1963 until 1976 he was married to Sharon Watson, the mother his four daughters, and they divorced. He then married Joyce Hogge in 1980, and she preceded him in death in 2011.
Minor drove a broadcast spreader for Stonington Fertilizer, Inc, and he raised six acres of strawberries on Hidden Oaks Berry Farm. He was a member of the American Legion Post #257 in Stonington. Minor was as unique as his name. Whether it was fishing, dancing the Texas Two Step, Flying Cesnas, telling jokes, or spending time with his family, it was done with a mighty spirit, lots of humor, and great love for all. He spent his final years with his loving companion, Elsie Orsborn of Neoga.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lee Letz; son-in-law, Oma “Andy” Miller; and nephew, Dustin Dishon.
Minor is survived by his companion, Elsie Orsborn of Neoga; daughters, Terri Swain of Taylorville, Kathy Dishon, of Lynden, WA, Deborah Miller of Taylorville, and Mary Dishon of Taylorville; grandchildren, Kylie Steverson of Bolivar, MO, Amanda Stickel of Taylorville, Alexis Stickel of Taylorville, and Tiffany Swain of Taylorville; 6 great grandchildren; niece, Earlene Lawson; and several great nieces and great nephews.
Visitation: The family will receive guests from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568. In following CDC guidelines, 50 guests will be allowed in the funeral home at a time, and the wearing of masks is recommended.
Graveside Ceremony: 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020 at Old Stonington Cemetery with Pastor Bob Turner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Legion Post #257, 401 W. North Street, Stonington, IL 62567, or to the charity of the donor’s choosing.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.