ARROWSMITH — Eldon F. Kaeb, 52, Arrowsmith, died at 10:31 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 7, 2012) in Yates Township, McLean County, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Apostolic Christian Church, Forrest, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the North Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Forrest.
Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 21225 East 670 North Road, Fairbury, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday at the church. Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, is assisting the family with arrangements. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Kaeb Kids Trust, P.O. Box 34, Strawn, IL 61775.
Mr. Kaeb was born Oct. 13, 1959, in Watseka, the son of John J. and Adeline L. Edelman Kaeb. He married Stephanie J. Mueller on Aug. 16, 1987, in Saybrook.
Surviving are their nine children, Krystle (Reuben) Leman, Strawn; Joshua Kaeb, Arrowsmith; Kaylee (Justin) Kilgus, Fairbury; and Kara, Jenna, Joseph, Levi, Lucas and Loren Kaeb, all at home in Arrowsmith; his mother, Adeline Kaeb, Fairbury; six sisters, Jean (Harlan) Knapp, Chenoa; Marlene (Loren) Dettwyler, Silverton, Ore.; Susie (Alvin) Knapp and Becky (Lynn) Schaffer, both of Fairbury; Lori (Jeff) Morrison, Hudson; and Julie (Tim) Ifft, Piper City; five brothers, Steven (Bonnie) Kaeb, Paxton; Morris Kaeb, Fairbury; Merlin (Ida Lou) Kaeb and William (Juanita) Kaeb, both of Arrowsmith; and Gary (Paula) Kaeb, Stayton, Ore.; and one brother-in-law, Russ Leman, Roanoke.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Joan Leman.
Mr. Kaeb was a 1977 graduate of Saybrook-Arrowsmith High School. He was a lifetime farmer and a member of the Apostolic Christian Church, Forrest.
An online guest registry is available at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com.