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Laborer’s Memorial

Laborer’s Memorial

Location: 1501 N. Mattis (Dodds Park) (Directions)

The Champaign County Workers Memorial Committee, in cooperation with the Champaign Park District has constructed a memorial to acknowledge those people who, in the course of their work, have lost their lives. Construction drawings for the project were prepared by Parkland College faculty and students in the Computer Aided Drawing classes. Labor and a portion of the materials needed to construct the memorial was donated by members of various labor unions and local material vendors. Dedicated on Labor Day 2002.

Names on Memorial (as of dedication)

Name Date Name Date
William Crawley 1996 James Gladney 1992
Lloyd Taylor 1996 William Bebbys 1950
Dick Steven 1993 Paul Short 1965
Max Overmeyer 1992 Todd Dalton 1999
William Wood 1985 Robert Compton 1950
Kenneth Reinhart 2000 Ben Hettinger 1950
Gary Sutherland 1997 Carl Bleichner 2001
Edward Hoffman 1985 Paul Nelsony 1993
Wendell Olson 1992 Rick Ogden 1977
Dean Roberts 1991 Tom Brewer 1979
Bernie Schweighart 1990 Floyd Earnest 1958
Clifford Strack 1992 Joe Geers 1978
William McCormick 1950 Eddie Bates 1997
David McCormick 1950 Warren Buswell 1964
William Boland 1950 Ronnie Tarter 2000
Frank Stout 1972 William Deats 2000
James McCabe 1984 L.J. Rowe 1975
Sterling Atkins 1976 Darrell Knapp 1966
Herman Bernard 1985 Bennie Laws 1974
Glen Black Jr. 1981 James Lybarger 1999
Clarence Casey 1979 Willie Paul Jr. 1978
David Copass 1989 Earl Pierce
Charles Day 1959 Arthur Plankenhorn 1967
Joseph Douglas 1998 Adlai Schrock 1989
Gregory Embry 1975 Ellen Schulze 1989
Henry Foley 1970 Harley Slade 1983
Cindy Hanson 1987 Donald Tokarski 1992
Cherelynn Hyett 1980 Phillip Wilson 1982
Earl Irvin 1977 Wayne Naesar 1992
Kevin McGuire 1996 Bernie White 1981
Curtis Williams 1991 Dora Norman 1951
George Beason 1974 Maria Gratton 1995
Paul Applegate 1994 Joe Robertson 1996
John Gream 1994 Dwain Collins 1985
Richard Hensler 1960 Michele Davis 1993
Joseph Parker 1979 Allen Gilliand 1954
William Farthing 1972 Mary Laird 1996
Robert Butler 2000 Roy Hatfield 1973
Joseph Miller 2001 Mervin Davison 1994
Robert Heath 1994 A.C. Parris 1950
Robert Foreman 1981 Robert Tatman 1967
Tomothy Brooks 1994 Jessie Beadles 1950
Steven Warfel 1994 Rev. Jesse Hughes 1995
Charles Wolfe 1998 Joyce Unzicker 1977
Jack Giesler Jr. 1996 Walter Wilfong 1954
Robert Murden 1988
Dave Copass 1989
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