AGC of Illinois was deeply saddened to learn of the death of David Flatt, 69, who passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 15, 2019, at his second home in Naples, Florida.

As a leader of five different construction-oriented businesses and through his many roles in city and state trade and business associations, he contributed significantly to the growth and improvement of the roads and infrastructure in Central Illinois.

David served as President of Truman L. Flatt & Sons for 45 years, a heavy construction business that has been in his family for four generations. He was also President of Buckhart Sand & Gravel, Lincolnland Concrete, Pana Limestone Quarry and Litchfield Bituminous. At the time of his death, David was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Truman L. Flatt & Sons.

He was a member of the Associated General Contractors and served as President of the organization in 2006. He was also a member of the Illinois Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Mid-West Truckers Association, Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers, Illinois Asphalt Paving Association, and Illinois Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of Labors Local 477 and Operators Local 965 and worked to grow the organization and advocated for the wellbeing of its members.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 26 years, Christine (Christenson) Flatt. David is survived by his son, Truman L. Flatt III of Springfield, who is the fourth-generation leader of the family businesses. He is also survived by his step-daughter, Carla Vallone of San Diego and beloved granddaughters, Ellegra and Sofia who he loved to spoil.

He is also survived by his mother; six siblings, Steven (wife, Tonna) Flatt, Sally (husband, Riley) Lane, Nancy (husband, Monte) Busen, Christopher (wife, Leigh Ann) Flatt, Janet Cole, and Phillip (wife, Becky) Flatt; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are pending with Butler Funeral Home—Springfield, 900 South 6th Street, Springfield, Illinois.

Please send cards and memorials to the care of Truman L. Flatt & Sons, attention David Flatt Memorial, 2300 North 16th Street, Springfield, IL 62702. The family asks those seeking to make a philanthropic donation in David’s honor to please consider making contributions to Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery,1011 North Seventh Street, Springfield, IL 62702 or online at

AGCI was saddened to learn of the death of Terrance Leo O’Neill, 83, of Champaign, who died Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

In 1957, Terry joined Champaign Asphalt Company, the family business founded by his father. He served successively as Vice-President, President and Chairman of the Board until he retired in 2003.

In 1962, he married Julia Friedman of Champaign, and together they raised 4 children. His wife Julia survives him as do his sisters, Alice Lamb of Champaign and Rose O’Neill of Chicago; his children – Tom (Ann David) of Chicago, Margaret Marbury (Sascha) of Maplewood, NJ; Thad (Kristina Marcus) of Dayton, OH; and Dan (Jillian) of Houston, TX; 10 grandchildren ages 6-30, and one great-grandchild.

A funeral Mass will be held at Holy Cross, 405 West Clark Street, Champaign, on Monday March 18 at 10 am. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Tolono.  Visitation will be from 4-7 pm Sunday March 17, with a Rosary at 3:30 pm, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Terry’s name may be made to Holy Cross School, 410 West White Street, Champaign, 61820.

AGCI was saddened to learn of the death of Leona A. Kilian, 86 of Mascoutah, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Leona was the former owner and president of Kilian Corp. and Asphalt Sales and Products, Inc until her retirement.

Surviving are her children, Susan (Michael) Graul, James Kilian, Joan Kilian (Kurt Niehoff), Ken (Connie) Kilian, Jeffrey (Susan) Kilian; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 1 at Moll Funeral Home, 34 W. Main in Mascoutah.  A prayer service will be held 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at the Holy Childhood Catholic Church, 419 E. Church St. in Mascoutah.  Burial will follow in Holy Childhood Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Holy Childhood Capital Campaign, 104 N. Independence, Mascoutah, IL 62258.  Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting

AGCI was saddened to learn of the death of Wayne Clayton, 50, of Bloomington on Tuesday, January 8th.  Wayne was the risk manager for Stark Excavating for 16 years.  He was also a past chairman of the AGCI safety committee and taught many safety courses for the association over the years.

His funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at East White Oak Bible Church, 11922 E. 2000 North Road, Carlock.  Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at East White Oak Bible Church.  Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Tri-Valley Education Foundation or East White Oak Bible Church.

Wayne is survived by his wife Jeanette and their two daughters, Hannah and Ashlyn Clayton.

Arrangements are being handled by Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington.

AGCI was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mary Halverson, age 88, who passed away surrounded by her family on September 15, 2018 at her home.

Mary and her husband Vern started Halverson Construction in April of 1978.  They were partners until Vern passed away in January 2013.  Mary served as Executive Vice-President of the company and managed the office.  She retired in 2015.  Those who worked with her will remember her positive attitude, quiet strength, and her sense of humor.  She was proud of the company and the people who worked with them.

Mary is survived by her five children, Sue (Pat) Landgrebe, Terry (Terrence) Moody, Jill (Mike) Meseke, Steve (Sharon) Halverson and Scott Halverson; grandchildren, Kyle (Kayla) Zellers, Chelley (Ben) Macon, Jeremy and Lindsey Landgrebe, Cade (Kirstin Cooksey), Caitlyn and Cara Moody, Coleton and Clayton Meseke, and Kramer and Leah Halverson; great-grandchildren, Will, Jack and Kinsley Zellers, Landon and Addison Macon, and Thomas Moody; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19 at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 S. Douglas Ave., Springfield.  Additional visitation from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, September 20 at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church followed by a funeral ceremony at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 S. Douglas Ave., Springfield, IL 62704 or to Concordia Village Benevolent Care Fund, 4101 W. Iles Ave., Springfield, IL 62711.

The family of Mary Delores Brehme Halverson (MDBH) is being served by Kirlin-Egan & ButlerFuneral home.  Please visit to offer condolences.

AGCI was saddened to learn of the death of Frank Tyrolt, age 85, who passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 16, 2018.

Frank was Past President of AGC of Illinois and is known for initiating the Education Golf Outing and Leadership Academy. He graduated from Morton Community High School in 1950. After graduating in 1954 from Millikin University with a degree in Business Administration, Frank served in the Navy on the battleship Wisconsin. On finishing his time in the Navy, Frank worked for the Edward Hines Lumber Company and the Dietene Company. Frank returned to Decatur in 1966 to become partner with the Beggs family in Dunn Company. In 1967 Frank acquired the remaining interest in the company. Bernie Naber joined Frank at Dunn Company that same year, and they operated the business as partners until Frank’s retirement in 1999.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents, sister Marion Hedman, and brothers Robert and George Tyrolt. Frank’s legacy continues through his devoted wife Shirley; sister June Marbes (Ken); children Sue Montague, Nancy Tyrolt, Cathy Allen, Lois Boyd, James Tyrolt, Gail Mish (Vince), and David Tyrolt (Alissa); step-daughter Christine Basten (Robert); 13 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Saturday, August 25th, 2018, at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mt. Zion. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 9 am until the service on Saturday. Private entombment will be in the Star of Hope Mausoleum at Graceland Cemetery. In lieu flowers, memorials may be made in Frank’s honor to St. Teresa High School, 2710 N. Water St., Decatur, IL 62526; and to the Associated General Contractors of Illinois Education Foundation, 3219 Executive Park Dr., Springfield, IL 62703.

The family of Frank Tyrolt is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Condolences and memories can be shared at

AGC of Illinois was saddened to learn of the death of Jeanne Tyrolt, 85 on April 23, 2018.

Jeanne is survived by her sisters Eileen Matiya and Lucille (Bill) Mahler; her children Sue Montague, Nan Tyrolt, Catherine Allen, Lois Boyd, Jim Tyrolt, Gail (Vince) Mish, and David (Alissa) Tyrolt; and 11 grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 27, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Moran and Goebel Funeral Home; vigil prayer service will be at 3:30 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 28, at 11:30 am, at St. Patrick Church, followed by burial at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Jeanne’s name to Saints Patrick and James Parish, Hickory Point Christian Village, or the American Red Cross.

The family of Jeanne Tyrolt is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2081 N. Monroe St, Decatur, IL 62526. Memories and condolences can be share at

AGC of Illinois was saddened to learn of the death of Gordon Kemper (Varsity Striping & Construction). Gordon died Wednesday, March 28, 2018.
Visitation is Monday. April 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morgan Memorial Home, located at 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy, IL 61874.
A funeral service will be on Tuesday, April 3 at First Presbyterian Church of Tolono, 104 East Vine Street, Tolono, IL 61880.

AGC of Illinois was saddened to learn of the death of John Hass, age 77.  John was Chairman of Valley Construction.  He died Sunday, March 25, 2018 at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Rock Island.  Funeral services are 11 am Friday at the Heritage Church, 4801 44th St., Rock Island. Burial is at Calvary Cemetery, Rock Island.  Visitation is 3 to 7 pm Thursday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island.  Further arrangements are pending.

John served on the AGCI Board of Directors, representing District 2 from 1974-76.  He was Secretary/Treasurer in 1976 and Second Vice President in 1977.  John also served on several AGCI Committees including the Labor Committee and IDOT/Industry Joint Coop Aeronautics Committee.  He was Chairman of the Joint Coop Aeronautics Committee for 6 years.

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