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Dios Misenhimer

veteranJun 22nd, 1922 - Mar 27th, 2020


A private graveside ceremony will be held with the presentation of military funeral honors at Elmwood Cemetery.


     Dios Leon Misenhimer, age 97, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020, at Heritage Woods of Flora.

     He was born June 22, 1922, in Harter Township, Clay County, the son of Bernice and Eunice (Darr) Misenhimer.  Dios was united in marriage to Louise M. Smith on March 8, 1946, in Flora.  She preceded him in death on December 9, 2009.

     Dios grew up on the family farm in rural Flora, and enlisted in the Army Air Force during World War II, where he trained and worked as an airplane mechanic.  Over the years he held jobs in the oilfields, as a school custodian, and at Clay Electric.  He was a member of the Flora American Legion, and he and Louise had been longtime members of Flora First Christian Church.

     Dios is survived by a son: Gary (Terri) Misenhimer of Henderson, Nevada; 3 daughters: Kathy (Don) Weidner of Clay City, Gayla (Mark) Couch of Sumner, and Dana (Jerry) Lemke of Fort Worth, Texas; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; wife: Louise Misenhimer; an infant son: Douglas; a sister: Wanda Belcher; and a brother: Bernice “Bud” Misenhimer.

     A private graveside ceremony will be held with the presentation of military funeral honors at Elmwood Cemetery.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorials in memory of Dios are suggested to Clay County Hospice and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence, visit:


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Jessica Moore

March 28th

I always enjoyed my visits with Dios. Such a sweet man. Prayers for all.

Jacquie Young Cooper

March 28th

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for all.

Dale and Sandi Castleberry

March 28th

So sorry to hear of Dios' passing. He was such a dear man and Dale and I will miss his kind spirit. Our sincere condolences to his family.❤

Ray and Ginger Williams

March 28th

So sorry for your loss. He was a joy to work with. Your families are in our prayers 🙏🙏

Nancy Dehart

March 28th

What an honor it was to serve Dios during his time at Heritage Woods. He will be missed.

Linda Schnepper

March 28th

Kathy, so sorry for the loss of your dad. My dad sure counted him as his best friend at Heritage Woods. He was a special man!

Barb Bright

March 28th

Kathy and family, it was a blessing to know such a sweet man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sarah and Jim Hayes

March 28th

So very sorry for your loss.

Gary and Nancy Pearce

March 28th

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

John and Judy Lusk

March 28th

Dios was a very sweet man. I can still see his big smile. He was a gentleman and a very down to earth man. I am glad I had the pleasure of knowing him. Our condolences to the family.

Carla Eastberg

March 28th

Such a great man. Sorry for your loss .

Cheryl McCarty

March 28th

Kathy and the Misenhimer family, I am so sorry for your loss. Dios certainly lived a full life and will be missed by many. May God grant you peace.

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

March 28th

He was a great man. My dad and Dios worked together at the Flora Township High School. Dad thought very much of him. R.I.P. Mr. Dios.

Steve and Misty (Wiegel) Wheeler

March 28th

Keeping all the family in our thoughts and prayers... Sending hugs.

Dick &Linda Wiegel

March 28th

Sorry for you loss. Sending hugs.

Doug & Debbie Slover

March 29th

God bless you all during this difficult time. Our sincere sympathies 🙏🇺🇸

Nancy Mink

March 29th

Such a wonderful man. Prayers for all who love him.

March 29th

Dios was a 36 yr member of Post 14, and a very nice man when we would visit him. Condolences. Ruthie and Steve Welty, Chaplain and Adjutant.

Jim and Aleta Tackitt

March 29th

Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. Dios and Louise were the best neighbors and wonderful people.

Jody Turpin Wood

March 29th

So sorry for your loss, Kathy. Condolences to your whole family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Doug and Nancy Mills

March 29th

Dios was such an absolute sweetheart. So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.

Lowell & Brenda K Showalters

March 29th

We were honored to have Dios & Louise as our neighbors for many years. Enjoyed our times together camping, boating and our Wednesday night suppers at Sam Dale Lake. Our sincere condolence's goes to all of the family. Rest in Peace Dios, you are now at peace with Louise.

Asher Wathan

March 29th

So sorry for your loss. Have the family in our prayers.

Karen Wolfe Haram

March 29th

Gary, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sending deepest sympathies. Karen (Wolfe) Haram

Bill and Cathy Croy

March 29th

Kathy and family, We are sending you our love and prayers during this time of sadness.

Janet Weber

March 29th

Sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs...

Michael E. Poehler

March 29th

So sorry for your Dad,s lose. He was an absolutley great man. Very down to earth. And I thank him for his service to this great nation. Rest in peace.

Terri (Misenhimer) Billings

March 29th

I’m so sorry for Uncle Dios’ passing. He was a great uncle. I remember loads of laughter coming from him. Also, really loved playing on the farm with all my cousins. Please know I will keep him and all of his family in my prayers. -

Terry Igert

March 29th

We aresending prayers for God's comfort and strength for you all!!!!!

Arty& Judy Snell

March 29th

Kathy & Family sorry for the loss of your dad. Prayers for your family.

Paul & Jo Ann Rose

March 29th

So sorry to hear of Dios’s passing. Remember him with all the good times together with family. Wish we could all get together and visit. Thoughts and prayers will surround you with love.

Sharon David

March 30th

Kathy and family; so sorry for your liss. I pray God will help you through this difficult time.

Neil & Tracy Gould

March 30th

Just had the pleasure of meeting your dad a few weeks ago at Heritage Woods. We had taken the 3 year old granddaughter to see Neils dad. Dios spotted her and had a $2 bill whipped out of his pocket so fast we didn’t even see him do it. He was so sweet. Glad we got the chance to meet him. I am sure you have a million sweet memories like that.

Alan Buck

March 30th

Sympathy is extended to The Family. An outstanding member of America's Greatest Generation has passed.

Bill and Robin Atwood

March 30th

Sorry for your loss.

David Misenhimer 3/30

March 30th

Please accept my condolences for Uncle Dios' passing. I have many fond memories as a young boy playing on the farm and later in life always enjoyed his stories especially when they were about my Dad. He leaves a legacy through his family and acts of kindness and good deeds throughout Clay County.

Linda Waller

March 30th

I am so sorry for the loss of Dios. He was always one of my favorite patients and I will miss him. Such a sweet man he always was. Thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family at this difficult time.

Rick and Judy Phillips

March 30th

Out prayers and condolences to Kathy and Don and the rest of the family from Judy and i

Carroll Britton

March 30th

I had the pleasure of caring for Dios while at Heritage Woods. He was a sweet man. Prayers for the family.

Dan & Jill Henderson

March 30th

We’re so sorry to here of his loss. Dios and Louise were just the perfect friends & neighbors to have. Dan enjoyed working with Dios at Clay Electric. Our girls enjoyed growing up enjoying their company as well, oh the stories! Prayers for the entire family.❤️🙏

Marsha Misenhimer

March 31st

I have many fond memories of Uncle Dios. He was a wonderful, sweet man. He had a gentle sense of humor and seemed always to have a smile for everyone.

Lester Breeze

March 31st

So sorry for the families loss. Love to all.

Doug & Brenda Hall

March 31st

Dios was one of a kind, his knowledge alone was great besides his kindness and how he cared so much for other people. I never heard him say a bad word about another person. Rest In Peace

Gary Lehman and family

March 31st

Gail so sad to here about your Dad's passing. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Can remember the days my kids would go over and feed the gold fish he had in a horse trough at the house. A lot of other memories that we had with him over the years. Will be miss.

Pam (Misenhimer) Pauline

April 1st

These messages say everything about how Uncle Dios lived his life. Kindness, humor, and love of family. Sending my deepest condolences and love to all my cousins and their families.

Jackie and Ray Evans

April 12th

Kathy and family, Please know that we are so very sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom better than I do your Dad, but I do recall that he was always very nice. You are in our thoughts and prayers.



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