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Wanda Jean McKinney

ESSEX – Wanda Jean McKinney, 84, of Essex passed away Thursday, September 24, 2015 at her home. Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m., today, Wednesday, September 30, at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, with visitation two hours preceding…

Clair J. ‘Bugs’ Vitzthum

PONTIAC – Clair Joseph “Bugs” Vitzthum, 82, of Pontiac passed away Friday, September 25, 2015 at OSF St. James John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac. He was born September 14, 1933 in Pontiac, son of Harry W. Vitzthum and Irene…

Kenneth Kurtenbach

PIPER CITY – Kenneth Alan Kurtenbach, 62, of rural Piper City died Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 3:42 p.m. at his home in Piper City after a 5-month illness. Kenny was born April 18, 1953 in Fairbury, son of Robert…

Keep an Open Mind

Everything seems like a polarizing issue in current day. People really love to take stances and be opinionated, and it’s great to see. That’s what America was founded on – having the right to say whatever you want about a…

Arlyne S. Nettleingham

STREATOR – Arlyne S. Nettleingham, 92, of Streator and a former Ransom resident, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Streator. Her funeral service was at 11 a.m., Tuesday, September 22, at Hagi Funeral Home, Streator. Rev. Mary McQuilkin officiated.…

Verle A. ‘Barney’ Honrud

WILMINGTON – Verle A. “Barney” Honrud, 63, of Wilmington passed away Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Watseka Rehab and Health Care. He was born February 26, 1952 in Morris, son of Harley M. Honrud and Minnie Mary Nelson Anderson. Surviving…

Doretta Mae Hansen

DWIGHT – Doretta Mae Hansen, 84, of Dwight passed away Friday, September 11, 2015. Doretta was born in 1931 in Emington, daughter of Ernest and Alice Melvin Helle. She is survived by her longtime companion, James N. Strange, and his…

JoAnn A. Olsen

PLAINFIELD – JoAnn A. Olsen, 82, a resident of Plainfield since 1963 and formerly of Dwight, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Lakewood Nursing Home in Plainfield, surrounded by her family, with whom she laughed, lived for, and loved. She was born December 10, 1932 in…

Dale L. Grieff

SOUTH WILMINGTON – Dale L. Grieff, 71, of South Wilmington passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. He was born March 9, 1944 in Morris, son of Lyle and Ruth Larson Grieff. He was a veteran…

Robert ‘Wayne’ Clover

DWIGHT – Robert “Wayne” Clover, 67, of Dwight passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015. Wayne was born in Morris November 15, 1948, son of Robert and Darlene “Dolly” Defenbauch Clover. He married Karen Oelschlager December 5, 1981 in Dwight. She…