David W. Churney - 66

9/20/1950 - 10/21/2016

Oregon, IL

David W. Churney, 66, of Oregon, Ill., formerly of Streator,IL died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at home. Dave was born Sept. 20, 1950 in Streator to Frederick Sr. and Joan (Spraggon) Churney. He graduated from St. Stephen School and Woodland High School, where he played football. He also attended Illinois Valley Community College and Southern Illinois University. Dave was in the Army from 1971 to 1973, serving in South Korea. He married Karen Funk in 1990 and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2016. 

He is survived by his wife; a daughter Danielle (Troy) Kedroske; a stepson Nick (Jamie)Sutherland; grandchildren Ben Kedroske and Boston, Baylor and Adler Sutherland; a sister, Mary Kay Cavanaugh (Bill Wissen); a brother Dan (Sheryl) Churney; sister-in-law Gena Churney; and a granddaughter to be born in December. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Rick and brother-in-law Jack Cavanaugh. Besides family, Dave enjoyed his backyard fish pond, Nascar, the Chicago Bears, gardening and deep sea fishing. He joked that after retirement he wanted to live on the beach in Key West. Dave was always looking for laughs and will be missed.

Visitation will be 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday at Farrell-Holland & Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. 7th St., in Oregon, IL with service at 5:30 p.m. Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials can be directed to Serenity Hospice & Home in Oregon or Home of Hope in Sterling.


FRIDAY Oct. 28th 3:30-5:30 PM at FHG--Oregon


FRIDAY Oct. 28th 5:30 at FHG--Oregon

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