WELCOME to the website of the Illinois Skeet Shooting Association

The Illinois Skeet Shooting Association was formed to promote the sport of skeet shooting in the state of Illinois under the auspices of the National Skeet Shooting Association and to:

  • Increase friendship and good will among the shooters;
  • Foster friendly competition;
  • Increase the knowledge of shotguns and their safe and proper handling;
  • Guide, encourage and assist in the organization of skeet clubs in the State of Illinois;
  • Strengthen those clubs already organized by increasing interest in skeet shooting;
  • Standardize policies and plans for tournament shooting;
  • Provide a sponsoring and governing body for the annual State Skeet Championships.

We are saddened by the loss of another member of the shooting community

Morris E. Funkhouser II, 72, of Urbana passed away Friday (June 21, 2019) at Meadowbrook Health Center surrounded by family.


He was born Oct. 14, 1946, at Mercy Hospital in Urbana to Christal and Morris E. Funkhouser I. They preceded him in death.


A visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Morgan Memorial Home in Savoy. A funeral service in Morris’s honor will be the following day, at 10 a.m. June 28, 2019, also at the funeral home. Pastor Patti Wise will officiate. He will be laid to rest at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Champaign next to his first wife, Ann Maier Funkhouser, who preceded him in death in 2005. Also preceding him in death was his brother, Courtland Funkhouser.


He is survived by his wife, Sandra Dunn Funkhouser; sons, Anthony W. (Jeanette) Funkhouser and Marcus H. (Gina) Funkhouser; grandchildren, Andrew (Cori) Funkhouser, Matthew (Samantha) Funkhouser, Alisha (Josh) Walker, Alexander (Tia) Funkhouser and Joseph Funkhouser; and great-grandchildren, Draven, Gabriel and Theodore.


Morris was a machinist all his life. He had previously worked at Flex N’ Gate, Army Core of Engineers and Frasca Aviation. More recently, he had worked at the University of Illinois for more than 20 years as an instrument maker before his retirement.


He had lived 27 years as a kidney transplant recipient and was proactive in the Illinois Organ Donor Program. Though he played in several bands throughout his lifetime, he played for more than 25 years in a band called The Variations. He was inducted into the Illinois Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame in 2011. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of St. Joseph and recently attended the Batestown United Methodist Church in Danville. Morris looked forward to visiting several days a week with his multiple coffee groups.


Memorial contributions may be made in Morris’s name to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation at  https://pkdcure.org/tribute-donation/, or 1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 220, Kansas City, MO, 64131.








Jeff Moecher


Bob Zeek