Category: Obituaries

Father William Ryan

STREATOR – The Reverend Father William Arthur “Art”  Ryan, 87, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Manor Court assisted living in Peru. He was born April 29, 1930 in Streator, the youngest son of John Dennis Ryan and Alice…

Gerener Buegel

ROMEOVILLE –  Gerener Buegel, 82, of Romeoville passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Season’s Hospice in Naperville. Visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home, Braidwood, Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m. until the 12 noon funeral service.…

Elizabeth L. Kempen

JOLIET – Elizabeth L. “Betty” Kempen, 92, of Joliet and formerly of Clifton, passed away at 9:25 p.m., Friday, September 22, 2017 at Heritage Health in El Paso. Cremation rites were accorded. Visitation will be one hour preceding the 10 a.m.…

Ben Webster

DWIGHT – Ben Webster of Dwight passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne, Indiana, after a year-long battle with colon cancer. A memorial service will be at a later date. As it was Ben’s request,…

Lucille Phelan

KINSMAN – Lucille Phelan, 96, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at her home in Kinsman. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, September 27, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 1201 West Route 6, Morris.…

Marilyn Ann Pustmueller

ESSEX – Marilyn Ann Pustmueller, 84, of Essex passed away at Regency Care of Morris Friday, September 15, 2017. Visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home Thursday, September 21, from 5 until 7 p.m. and also Friday, September…

James S. Paputsa

MORRIS – James S. Paputsa, 88, of Morris passed away peacefully Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Park Pointe Senior Living. He was born July 15, 1929, son of Marie Mueser and James Paputsa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, moving to Joliet…

Melissa A. Cromie

BLOOMINGTON – Melissa A. Cromie, 27, of Bloomington and formerly of Saunemin, died Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 1:45 p.m. in Peoria. Melissa was born February 4, 1990 in Quincy, daughter of John and Charito Tagaloguin Cromie. They survive in Saunemin.…

Randy Fearman

ODELL – “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” So, while this may be a sorrowful end for many, it will be a new beginning for many others because of Randy’s generous donation to Gift of Hope. Funeral…

Norma J. Flynn

MINOOKA – Norma J. Flynn, 81, of Minooka passed away peacefully Thursday, September 14, 2017 following a courageous battle with pneumonia. She was born December 14, 1935 in Dwight, daughter of Ira and Eathel Doades Hollis. After graduation from Dwight…