The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 25, 2013

Conrad Craig Dillman


METCALF — Conrad Craig Dillman, 79, of Metcalf, died from congestive heart failure Saturday, June 22, 2013. He was a winter resident of Haines City, Fla., and died while hospitalized in Florida.

He was born on Dec. 11, 1933, near Hume to Maurice and Berneice Dillman.

He is survived by his sister, Janet Joneal (Kent) Hughes.

He attended schools in Hume and Metcalf, graduating in 1951 from Young America High School. He was employed by USI Chemical in Tuscola and continued with that company in Morris, Ill., until retirement.

Conrad had two children from his first marriage, Terry Lewis and Jill (Artie) Marshall. They survive.

Conrad was preceded in death by a second wife, who previously had two children, Vicky Boland and Angie (John) Hill. They both survive.

In 2002, Conrad married a former high school classmate, Norma Brown Yelenick, who survives. He also is survived by Norma’s children, Dale Yelenick, Cindy Blodgett, Susan Yelenick, Jon Yelenick and Neil Yelenick.

Conrad was loved by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and Craig cousins, and will be missed dearly by many friends and relatives.

He enjoyed gardening, visiting Amish communities, spending winters in Florida, watching the Chicago Cubs, Blackhawks, Bears and Fighting Illini.

Memorial services will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Hume United Methodist Church, with Pastor Teri Shane officiating.

Memorials may be given to the Hume UMC or a charity of choice.

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