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Maurice Bangert

Dec 31st, 1939 - Jul 21st, 2021

Family services will be held at a later date with burial in Clay City Cemetery. 


   Everett Maurice Bangert, age 81, of Clay City, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at his home.

   He was born December 31, 1939, in Ingraham, Illinois, the son of John O. and Ruby I. (Cochran) Bangert.  He was united in marriage to Kaaren J. Osborn on May 30, 1958, and together they have shared 63 wedding anniversaries.

   Maurice was born and raised in the oil patch around Ingraham.  His life work revolved around the oil industry and farming.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed a good card game.  He was quite happy to see his daughter, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren take up and enjoy deer and turkey hunting on the family farm.  Maurice did not think he would like golf but when he was finally convinced to give it a try, he and Kaaren had many years of adventures on the golf course.

   Maurice battled Pulmonary Fibrosis and often commented on the excellent medical care he received noting that he was 8 years into a disease with a 5-year life expectancy.

   He is survived by his wife: Kaaren Bangert; daughter: Kathy (Philip) Leonard; grandchildren: Megan (James) Doerfler and Aaron (Jennifer) Leonard; great-grandchildren: Addyson Doerfler, Bryleigh Doerfler, and Everett Leonard; siblings: Ron (Naomi) Bangert and Jona (Mike) Uptmor; brother-in-law: Larry Osborn; and numerous nieces, nephews, greats, and cousins.

   He was preceded in death by his parents; son: Stephen Bangert; brother: Patrick Bangert; and brother-in-law: Everett Osborn

   Family services will be held at a later date with burial in Clay City Cemetery.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Hospice and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:

   A special thanks to our phenomenal helpers Mary Anne Pittman, Sue Staley, Misty Lake, and our Clay County Hospice team.   


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Bill and Robin Atwood

July 21st

Ms Karen and family, We are sorry for your loss. You have our condolences and prayers of comfort.

Anna Ferguson

July 21st

My deepest sympathy to you and the family, so many fond memories of going on our golf journeys. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tim and Bridget Schnautz

July 21st

Ron, Naomi and Family, Our deepest condolences for the loss of your brother. May God bring peace to your grief. Tim and Bridget

Shirley (Pearce) Bily

July 21st

I'm so very sorry Kaaren for your loss. May Jesus provide comfort to you and your family at this difficult time.

Gary and Rita Cooper

July 21st

We are So Sorry for your Loss ...

Robin and Sharla Todd

July 21st

So Sorry for your Loss. Our Prayers and Thoughts are with You.πŸ™β€οΈ

Melissa Lynn Beam

July 21st

Kathy, so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you.

Steve & Misty (Wiegel) Wheeler

July 22nd

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers.

Maurice Bangert

July 22nd

Kaaren, my deepest condolences for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Nancy Rumsey

Dana Hosselton

July 21st

Kaaren and family. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.. God Bless

Debra and David Phillips

July 21st

So sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy. Prayers for comfort and peace

Tom and Gayle Harris

July 22nd

Karen, Kathy and families, so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in thoughts and prayers.

Phyllis gill

July 21st

So sorry for your loss. Memories are precious and they are important to the ones who loved him

Bob and Marlene Smith

July 22nd

So very sorry to hear about Maurice! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Carl Wayne Gray

July 22nd

Kaaren, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Leon & Glenda Sharp

July 22nd

Our thoughts & prayers are with the family.

Ray and Lois McCrory

July 22nd

So sorry to hear this.

Paul & Jo Ann Rose

July 22nd

So sorry to see this Kaaren. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rhonda Myers

July 22nd

Very sorry to hear this news,,prayers and thoughts for family.

Brenda Holy such Reagan.

July 22nd

Karen so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all your family. God Bless You All.

Rick and Sherry Gibbs

July 22nd

Karen and family, I was saddened to hear about the passing of Maurice. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time. May God richly bless each of you in the days ahead. Sherry

Glenn & Margie Baughman

July 22nd

Karen, we are so sorry for your loss, just knowing Maurice is in a much better place and no longer suffering is uplifting, praise the Lord God.

Susan Good Burroughs

July 23rd

Karen, Kathy, and Ron and families. Very sad to hear this! May you have comfort in your thoughts and memories!

Jerry and Brenda Kling

July 23rd

Kaaren, Kathy, and family: Our deepest sympathy and condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Darrell and Margie wilson

July 23rd

So sorry for your loss my god be with u and all your family.

Joe & Pam Harrell

July 24th

Kaaren, We are so sorry for your loss. Even though he had been sick a long time, we are never ready to let them go. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and if you need anything, just let us know. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’•

Sonny Dale Carpenter

July 24th

Sorry for your Loss, Prayers to Family and Friends

Karla Keck

July 26th

So sorry for your loss.

Julie Schmitt-Larson

July 30th

So sorry to hear about Maurice passing away. I'm glad he is no longer suffering. God Bless Maurice. Love and peace to everyone.



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Roger & Deb Bowen
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Larry and Sue Kramer
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers
Don and Judy Land
Sarah & Jim Hayes
Gary & Linda Schnepper
Bud & Linda Martin
Paul & Jo Ann Rose
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Dana and Janet Franklin
Cecelia Cardascio
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Harvey&Sandra Cash
Barb Williams
Neal & Janet Fehrenbacher
Rick and Sherry Gibbs
Steve & Misty (Wiegel) Wheeler
Jerry and Brenda Kling
Garold Hosselton
Bill & Connie Wolfe
John and Norma Gordon
Evelyn Pierce
Gary & Nancy Pearce
Susan Good Burroughs
Steve and Shelley Callaham
Betty Devlin and June Kuenstler
Brenda Rinehart
Joe & Pam Harrell
Sonny Dale Carpenter
Calvin and Anita Lake
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