The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 17, 2014

John Harlan See Sr.

The Commercial-News

---- — HUME — John Harlan See Sr., age 82, of Hume, passed away Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, at Newman Rehab & Healthcare Center.

He was born on Dec. 14, 1931, to Eugene and Mary Jane (Glick) See in rural Chrisman.

He married Clara Watters on March 8, 1982, in Billings, Mont.

John was a lifelong resident of Edgar County, proudly served our country in the Air Force, working as a heavy equipment operator and a farmer. Later in life he was an over-the-road truck driver. He was a member of the American Legion Post 477, Bloomfield Masonic Lodge 148, the Eagles Club and Terre Haute International Union of Operating Engineers Local 842.

He enjoyed mushroom hunting, motorcycle riding, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, traveling, antiquing and flea markets, marble collecting and dearly loved visiting and joking with his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife, Clara of Hume; five children, Lori Ann (John) Brengle of Metcalf, Mary Lynn Liebe of Chrisman, John Harlan See Jr. of Paris, Mike (Teresa) Watters of Hillsboro and Michelle (Skip) Arnold of Urbana; two sisters, Mary Jean Roach of Collierville, Tenn., and E. Suzanne (Don) Krutsinger of Rogers, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Joel Clausen, Taylor Liebe, Paige (David) Myers, Bailey Watters, Carrigan Watters, Jordan Mooney, Cameron Mooney and Corey Arnold; and one great-granddaughter, Aubrey Myers.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant son.

Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Krabel Funeral Home in Chrisman. Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hoult Cemetery, with military rites performed by Chrisman American Legion Post 477.

For those who wish, memorials may be made to Carle Hospice. Service information and online condolences are available at

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