Former trainer Don Menshouse who trained Susie Circle has passed away. Don was known for having a high winning percentage during his career.
Thanks to Bill Bishop for bringing this to our attention.
Obituary for Joseph Randazzo, Jr.
Mr. Randazzo was a race horse owner, truck driver and member of Teamsters Union Local 618.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph C. and Rose Marie, nee Benigno, Randazzo Sr.; a daughter, Tammy, nee Randazzo, Cox; and his siblings, Rosemary Randazzo, Mayme Williams, Frank Randazzo, Frances Miller, Patricia Wray, and Sam Randazzo. He was a dear father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.
Surviving are his children, Teddy Randazzo of Lebanon, Ill., Joseph (Sherry) Randazzo III of Wentzville, Mo., Angela (Lance) Stockinger of Arnold, Mo., and Diane Randazzo of Pontoon Beach, Ill.; his best friend and ex wife, Bernice Randazzo of Pontoon Beach, Ill.; brother and sister, Nick Randazzo of Bizmark, Mo., and Florence Bowling of Farmington, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Canter Illinois-Retired Race Horses. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.sunsethillcemetery.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Sunset Hill Funeral Home, Glen Cargon, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at the funeral home. Interment in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Glen Carbon, Ill.
Donald W. Liechty, DVM of Wood Dale Donald W. Liechty, DVM was born October 3, 1950 in Decatur, IN to E. Gordon and Myrtle (nee Kolb) Liechty. He died August 4, 2013 at his home in Wood Dale. Don graduated with a doctorate of veterinary medicine from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. He was a graduate of South Adams High School in Berne. During his career, Don also practiced in North Carolina and Bennington, VT. He loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters and his children. He also loved to travel and scuba dive. He was on the Board of Directors for Galloping Out, Thoroughbred Rescue Fund. Don is survived by his daughter Caitlin (Joshua) Zahn of Aurora; son Joshua Liechty of Wood Dale; sisters Sharon (James) Vanlandingham, Columbia City, IN; Susan (Raymond) Christian, North Judson, IN; brother Michael Dean Liechty of Geneva, IN; granddaughters Cheyenne and Savannah Zahn of Aurora; nephews John (Amy) Kolb of Kouts, IN; Michael (Lauren) Liechty of Converse, IN; Brandon (Jazmyn) Liechty of Berne, IN; Matthew (Andrea) Christian of Goshen, IN; Benjamin (Beth) Christian of Indianapolis, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents, Myrtle and E. Gordon Liechty; maternal grandparents Titus and Priscilla Kolb and paternal grandparents Robert U. and Emma Liechty. Visitation Wednesday August 7, 2013 from 3 PM until the time of funeral service at 8 PM at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. Interment private.
I’m excited to report that our Vandalia Correctional Facility Jessie Maske will be taking two of the ex-racehorses from Fairmount to the Vandalia Saddle Club Fayco group of handicaped adults. They will groom and ride the horses. This is a wonderful opportunity for your horses to make a difference in people’s lives.
I’m happy to report that our R.A.C.E. program at the Vandalia Correctional Facility got some great news recently. The first offender to be released got a job within two days using skills that he learned in our Equine Vocational Program. We are very proud of the entire program and all that it is accomplishing. We now have 18 horses that are being taken care of by the offenders under the direction of our instructor Jessie Maske. The future looks bright as we continue to build at the facility which will allow more horses and offenders to start a new life.
Just spoke with John and his spirits are high. He told me that he knows it will be a long process and that he probably will never be 100% but he is going to work hard and keep a positive attitude. He wants to thank everyone who has contributed and especially Dana, Jackie, Paulette and others who organized the selling of raffle tickets and the giving of donations. Look for them tonight in the grandstand and take time to thank them for going above and beyond to help John is this time of need.
If you would like to talk to John, he is at the Rehab Institute of St. Louis which is located behind Barnes Hospital. The number is 314-658-3800 room 307-B
Our annual Splash City trip for the backside will be this coming Sunday July 28. Adults and kids must sign up in the H.B.P.A. office. This is for the backside only.
Verlie L. Pompell
Sept. 22, 1945 – Jul. 17, 2013
Verlie L. Pompell, age 67, of Collinsville, IL, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at her residence.
She was born September 22, 1945 in Iola, KS, to Gerald Delong of Enfield, IL and Lillie Mae (nee Scovill) Delong of McLeansboro, IL.
Besides her parents she is survived by three sons, Gerald Pompell of Pontiac, IL, Robert (Patti) Pompell of Collinsville, IL and Thomas (Lesalene) Pompell of Brookville, IN. Also surviving are four brothers, Terry Delong of Louisville, KY, Gary (Georgia) Delong of Marengo, IL, Darrell (Tammy) Delong of Collinsville, IL and Danny (Kay) Delong of McLeansboro, IL, four sisters, Beverly Parker of Sparta, IL, Linda Bravard of McLeansboro, IL, Shirley (JC) Jackson of Poole, KY and Carol (Jay) Grafton of Mt. Vernon, IL. She is also survived by six grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by one sister, Penny Delong.
She was a homemaker.
Memorials are requested to the family.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 p. m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Allan & Ciuferi Funeral Home 501 West Main St. Collinsville. Funeral Services will be held at 6:00 p. m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the funeral home with Rev. Charles Scovill officiating.
Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at Townsend Cemetery in Dixon, KY.