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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: www.frankandbright.com.
I always enjoyed my visits with Dios. Such a sweet man. Prayers for all.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for all.
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.❤
So sorry for your loss. He was a joy to work with. Your families are in our prayers 🙏🙏
What an honor it was to serve Dios during his time at Heritage Woods. He will be missed.
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!
Kathy and family, it was a blessing to know such a sweet man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
So very sorry for your loss.
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
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.
Such a great man. Sorry for your loss .
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.
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.
Keeping all the family in our thoughts and prayers... Sending hugs.
Sorry for you loss. Sending hugs.
God bless you all during this difficult time. Our sincere sympathies 🙏🇺🇸
Such a wonderful man. Prayers for all who love him.
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 I are so sorry for your loss. Dios and Louise were the best neighbors and wonderful people.
So sorry for your loss, Kathy. Condolences to your whole family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Dios was such an absolute sweetheart. So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers.
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.
So sorry for your loss. Have the family in our prayers.
Gary, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sending deepest sympathies. Karen (Wolfe) Haram
Kathy and family, We are sending you our love and prayers during this time of sadness.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs...
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.
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. -
We aresending prayers for God's comfort and strength for you all!!!!!
Kathy & Family sorry for the loss of your dad. Prayers for your family.
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.
Kathy and family; so sorry for your liss. I pray God will help you through this difficult time.
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.
Sympathy is extended to The Family. An outstanding member of America's Greatest Generation has passed.
Sorry for your loss.
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.
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.
Out prayers and condolences to Kathy and Don and the rest of the family from Judy and i
I had the pleasure of caring for Dios while at Heritage Woods. He was a sweet man. Prayers for the family.
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.❤️🙏
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.
So sorry for the families loss. Love to all.
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
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.
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.
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.