Christoffel J. “Stoffies” Botha, 31, of Emington passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 12:34 p.m. in rural Emington, IL. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. in the Emington Congregational Church in Emington with Pastor Grant Speece officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation will be Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the church. Duffy – Baier – Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, is in charge of arrangements. Chris was born June 22, 1989 in Vereeninig, South Africa to Christoffel and Emsie (Grobler) Botha. He married Melinda Crouch on November 13, 2015 in Pontiac. She survives in Emington. Also surviving are his son, Zane Botha of Emington, IL; step-children: Avery Crouch, Preston DeBates, and Aubrey Christiansen; brothers: Manie (Chene) Botha and Alwyn Botha, both of South Africa; and sisters: Santie (Trevor) Smit and Sonja Botha, both of South Africa. He was preceded in death by his parents. Chris had worked for Spence Farms in Fairbury, IL and most recently Zutat Feed Solutions in Roberts, IL. He very much enjoyed his job growing mushrooms. He loved being outdoors and spending time in the woods. Online condolences may be made to the family at: or visit us on Facebook.