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Dennis Havill

August 19, 1952 ~ November 2, 2018 (age 66)


German Military Historian and author, Dennis Havill (Denis Havel) passed away on Friday, November 02, 2018. He was born August 19, 1952, the son of Frank Walden Havill and Ruth Denise Havill. A staunch Calvinist, he was baptized into the First Presbyterian Church of Mt. Carmel, Illinois of which he was a member. He lived his life according to the maxim: simple though at times hard law.


“Do your duty to your God, to your Family and to your people and when you have done your duty, then the Lord God shall grant you your rest.”


He has done his duty and rest is now his.


Life is duty; duty is Life.


Dennis was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School Class of 1970. He received his Masters Degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University. He is the author of two books, managed the Mt. Carmel Airport on weekends for several years and taught at several of the local schools.


He is survived by brother Frank W. Havill, Jr. and wife Sandra  of Lawrenceville, GA; sister, Juanita R. Havill and husband Pierre Masure of Sonoita, AZ; nieces and nephews, Nicole Havill, Aimee Masure and Gustav Masure; and longtime friend, Naomi Cox.


Donations may be made to the Mt. Carmel Public Library for purchase of books of European history.


To celebrate the life of Dennis there will be a Graveside service on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery.


Condolences may be made online at


Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Dennis’ family.

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