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Monsignor J. Brian Rejsek

PERU – Monsignor J. Brian Rejsek, J.C.L., 58, pastor of St. Valentine’s Church and St. Mary’s Church in Peru, passed away Saturday morning, July 15, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 am., Friday, July 21, in St.…

Kathleen Brauer

DWIGHT – Kathleen Brauer, 58, of Dwight passed away at 6:26 p.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the William W. Fox Developmental Center in Dwight. Cremation rites were accorded. Kathleen was born in Melrose Park December 25, 1958, a daughter…

Ramona Oelschlager

DWIGHT – Ramona Oelschlager, 91, of Dwight passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017. A Celebration of Her Life will be held Friday, July 28, at 6 p.m. in the First Congregational Church, 200 W. Delaware Street, Dwight. Ramona was born…

Vicki Ogg

On July 13, 2017, encircled by family and friends, Vicki Ogg entered into eternity with our Lord. The woman with the ceaseless smile came face to face with the One who gave vibrancy to her life. On July 13, 2017,…

Sarah Phillips

PONTIAC – Sarah “Sally” Phillips, 95, of Pontiac passed away peace-fully at 7:30 a.m., Monday, July 24, 2017 at Tjardes Health Care Center of Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac. Visitation will be held one hour preceding the 2 p.m., funeral Thursday,…

Barbara Steiniche

Barbara Steiniche was born in Washington D.C. January 20, 1913. She spent much of her life in Washington State and in Illinois, but also lived significant time in Iowa, Colorado, Missouri, and most recently Fountain Hills, Arizona. Barbara Steiniche was…

Leo ‘Gene’ Tweedt

MINONK – Leo Eugene “Gene” Tweedt, 90, of Minonk passed away at 6:15 a.m., Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He was born September 17, 1926 in Gardner, son of Gillie and Selma Mortvedt Tweedt. He married Doris M. Rentz November 1, 1947 in Gardner. She passed away April 14, 2002…

Rex Guest

NAPERVILLE – Rex Guest, 91, of Naperville and formerly of Reddick, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Naperville. Rex was born in Reddick December 3, 1925, a son of Clifford and Lola Rieke Guest. He married Lucille Roche March 17, 1947 in St. Patrick Catholic Church, Dwight. She survives in Naperville. Also…

Dorothy Wrey

SAUNEMIN – Dorothy Wrey, 90, of Wheaton passed away July 4, 2017. Dorothy was born September 20, 1926, daughter of Gordon and Margaret Wrey. She grew up on a farm and attended Bell Top Country School and graduated from Saunemin High School in 1944. She married John Senion in 1946; he passed away…

Dorothy E. Rhodes

MORRIS – Dorothy E. “Dotty” Rhodes, 93, of Morris passed away Friday afternoon, July 14, 2017 in Morris Hospital. Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, July 19, at 11 a.m. in Reeves Funeral Home, 408 E. Washington St., Morris. Pastor Steve Larson with the First Baptist Church of Morris will preside. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Morris.…