Category: Obituaries

MGYSGT USMC (Retired) Richard D. McNamara

OCEANSIDE, CA – MGYSGT USMC (Retired) Richard David “Mac” McNamara, 88, of Oceanside, California passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He was born April 7, 1929 in Joliet, one of 11 children born to Thomas and Gladys McNamara. He enlisted in the…

David L. Rainbolt

PONTIAC – David L. Rainbolt, 67, of Pontiac passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:37 a.m. at home in his sleep. He leaves behind a loving family and many friends. He will be dearly missed by all. Dave…

John Richard Barnard

ESSEX – John Richard Barnard of Essex passed away December 18, 2017 in Bradenton, Florida on his 81st birthday. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at Zoar Community Church, 18172 W. Rt. 17, Reddick, Saturday, April 14, at…

Frederick E. Strufe

DWIGHT – Frederick E. Strufe, 70, of Dwight passed away at 6:09 a.m., Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Friday, April 13, in the Dwight United Methodist Church.…

Genevieve M. O’Donnell

SUN CITY, ARIZONA – Genevieve M. O’Donnell, 84, of Sun City, Arizona passed away March 26, 2018 in Peoria, Arizona. Visitation will be Thursday, April 12, from 10 a.m. until the  11 a.m. Mass  of  Christian Burial celebrated by Father…

Carole Barschdorf

RANSOM – Carole D. Barschdorf, 77, of Ransom passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac. Carole was born June 4, 1940 in Morris, daughter of David and Veronica Knapp Bumgarner. She married Duane Barschdorf June 8,…

Mary Lou Bedeker

BLACKSTONE – Mary Lou Bedeker, 81, of Blackstone, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018 at 4:52 a.m. at Advocate Bro-Menn Medical Center in Normal. Mary Lou was born September 15, 1936 in Streator, daughter of Peter and Edith Fagot Waldschmidt. She married…

June Olson

MORRIS – June Olson, 86, of Morris and formerly of Gardner, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2018 at The Pointe in Morris. The family will receive friends Wednesday, April 4, from 3 until 7 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 203…

Chad D. Weber

  DWIGHT – Chad D. Weber, 42, of Dwight and formerly of Pontiac, died in a fire in his home Wednesday, March 21, 2018. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Chad was born December…

Ralph Wiltshire, Jr.

DWIGHT – Ralph Wiltshire, Jr., 90, of Dwight passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Normal. Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight, Saturday, March 31, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. There…