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Joseph C. Chrisman, 69, of Dennison, Ill., passed away in his residence on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. He was born in Terre Haute, on Oct. 17, 1947, to Andrew Chrisman and Rosemary Lawrence Chrisman.
Joseph was a retired carpenter and was a 30-plus-year member of Carpenter's Local 133.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Bailey; two daughters, Jennifer Chrisman and Melissa Chrisman (Rob Matherly); his grandson, William Matherly; brother, Patrick Chrisman (Tami); and sister, Rebecca Helmick (Jim); as well as several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, David Chrisman.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has been chosen with a private memorial service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to a trust fund established for his grandson, William Matherly C/O First Financial Bank, in memory of Joseph. Arrangements are under the direction of DeBaun Funeral Homes and Crematory. Online condolences can be left at:
Published on August 17, 2017
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