January 27, 1929 - March 10, 2016
Mattoon, IL – Loren D. Chesnut, age 87, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 11:11 a.m., Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Life’s Journey of Mattoon, IL. The funeral service in his honor will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938, with Reverend Rachel Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until the service begins. Born January 27, 1929, in Effingham County, Illinois, Loren was the son of Rex “Dee” and Losia (Flinn) Chesnut. He married Marjorie Lister on July 29, 1950, in Dietrich, IL. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Marjorie Chesnut of Mattoon, IL; three daughters, Judy Smithenry and husband John of Newton, IL, Patty St. Louis and husband Ed of Bourbonnais, IL, and Susan Pugh and husband John of Sullivan, IL; five grandchildren, Sara Smithenry of Springfield, IL, Greg St. Louis and wife Kim of Geneva, IL, Leanne Smithenry of Lafayette, IN, Joshua Pugh of Trilla, IL, and Jeremiah Pugh and wife Bri of Honolulu, HI; and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Mildred Naber and Norma Heitman. Mr. Chesnut served our country with the United States Army. He was a member of the Marshall Avenue Christian Church. For thirty seven years, he was employed as an electrician with Blaw-Knox Manufacturing of Mattoon, IL. In his free-time, he enjoyed carpentry and woodworking, as well as volunteering for the Salvation Army. Loren was a hardworking man who adored his family and cherished time spent with them more than anything. Memorials in his honor may be made to the Marshall Avenue Christian Church, 620 S. 26th St., Mattoon, IL 61938. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in his honor or share a memory with his family.
Mattoon, IL – Loren D. Chesnut, age 87, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 11:11 a.m., Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Life’s Journey of Mattoon, IL. The funeral service in his honor will begin at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 12, 2016,... View Obituary & Service Information
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