AP NEWS

Dennis McTaggart

May 10, 2019

Dennis L. McTaggart, 65, of Champaign, and formerly of Watseka, passed away Tuesday (May 7, 2019) in Watseka.

He was born Sept. 28, 1953, in Watseka, the son of Lawrence J. and Helen M. (Corbett) McTaggart Sr.

His parents preceded him in death, as did one brother, Charles.

Dennis married Carol Williams, in Watseka, on Dec. 27, 1981. She survives and resides in Chicago.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Charles and Todd McTaggart, both of Champaign; one daughter, Clair (Patrick) O’Toole, of Chicago; seven brothers, William McTaggart, of Watseka, James (Connie) McTaggart, of Charlotte, N.C., Larry (Mary) McTaggart, of Onarga, Paul (Linda) McTaggart, of Watseka, Terry (Gwen) McTaggart, of Watseka, Patrick McTaggart, of Watseka, and Richard (Cathy) McTaggart, of Watseka; and seven sisters, Virginia Carr, of Los Gatos, Calif., Jane McTaggart, of Watseka, Mary (Mike) Walsh, of Lincoln, Neb., Teresa (John) Braden, of Watseka, Margaret (Randy) Feller, of Oakwood, Diana (John) McShane, of Lincoln, and Carol (Tom) Rechtiene, of St. Louis, Mo.

Dennis was a 1972 graduate of Watseka Community High School and went on to attend Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Urbana. Dennis was a farmer for the majority of his life, as well as the owner and manager of Farmers Agriculture Service in Gifford and Royal since 1983. Dennis had compassion, drive and love for the business of agriculture.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, with a prayer service at 3:45 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Watseka, with the Rev. Michael Powell officiating. Burial will follow the service in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

Memorials may be made to the Future Farmers of America.

Please sign his online guestbook at knappfuneralhomes.com.

(Pd)