- Fairbury News staff
Joseph “Wes” Lane, 76, of Chenoa, passed away at 12:45 am, Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community, Chenoa.
His Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, March 5, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Chenoa, with Father Bill Keebler officiating. At the conclusion of the funeral, cremation rites will be accorded with a private family graveside inurnment to take place at a later date.
Visitation will be from 4-7:00pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Children’s Home and Aid, Bloomington; a charity that Wes was passionate about and gave generously to throughout the years.
Wes was born January 1, 1944 in Fairbury the son of George W. and Anna (Klaussen) Lane. He married Elizabeth Tammen in 1970 - 1987. He later married Linda Domingo on October 9, 2000. His wife, Linda survives in Chenoa.
Other survivors include two sons, George Lane of Chenoa; Derek (Scarlett) Lane of Gridley; one brother, George T. Lane of Oakwood; six step-children, Louie (Tess) Domingo of Temecula, CA; Lorenzo (Barbara) Domingo of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ; Lenny (Cecil) Domingo of Linwood, NJ; Liza (Anthony) Caladrillo of Egg Harbor Twp., NJ; Dr. Lamberto Domingo of Walnut Creek, CA; Erlinda Domingo of Mays Landing, NJ; 9 grandchildren, Madalyn, Savannah, Abigail and Molly Lane; Melissa Lane, Alex Noel, Allyson Butler, Seth Lane and Alabama Lane.
His parents, one sister, Genevieve Wheaton, one son Joseph Mathew Lane, and one granddaughter, Jessica Lane preceded him in death.
Wes grew up in Fairbury and had a true entrepreneur’s heart. He was an owner of a patent for a boat motor he invented that would recharge another battery. He first co owned Double D battery in Pontiac; then became a drywall specialist, using his talent and craftmanship, making a name for himself in the area. His interest and knowledge of guns led him to open Pontiac Gun in 1977 to 1986; later becoming Pontiac Exchange. In 1988 he opened Midwest Exchange in Bloomington and Pontiac. From 2000 to 2005 he started Midwest Central.