Category: Obituaries

Alex J. O’Connor

IRWIN – Alex J. O’Connor, 99, of Irwin passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Presence Heritage Village in Kankakee. He was born February 17, 1917 in Irwin, son of William M. and Catherine Donovan O’Connor. Alex married Lorene Mary…

Delores Austin

GARDNER – Delores Esther Austin, 93, of Gardner passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at Alden Estates in Shorewood. Delores was born April 2, 1923 in South Wilmington, daughter of Gaetono and Ida Bondioli Muzzarelli. She was previously employed at…

Larry D. Marshall

Age 79, of Wilmington, IL, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at his home. Born February 17, 1937 in Streator, IL. Larry retired from Caterpillar, Inc. in Joliet, IL, following 32 years of employment. He married the former Mildred “Louise”…

John A. Himan

John A. Himan Jr. 62, of Wilmington, formerly of Dwight and Emmington, passed away Sunday at 11:00 a.m. at his lakefront home in Wilmington. Visitation will take place on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. at Hager Memorial Home,…

Sherry Lynn Blackburn

Sherry Lynn Blackburn, 67 of Odell, passed away October 5, 2016 at her home in Odell. Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Hager Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.…

Steven Dwayne Fujinaga

Steven Dwayne Fujinaga, 54 of Manville, passed away surrounded by his family on October 7, 2016 at his home in Manville. A celebration of Steven’s life will be held from 11am to 8pm on Friday, October 14, 2016 at the…

Catherine A. (Parker) Gearhart

Catherine A. (Parker) Gearhart, 64 of Campbell Hill, formerly of Dwight died October 4, 2016 at Heritage Health in Dwight, following an incredibly courageous 10-year battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hager…

Thomas R. Vilt

Thomas R. Vilt, 60 of Colorado and the Florida Keys, formerly Coal City, passed away as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Born January 12, 1956 in Joliet, Thomas Richard is a son of…

Dan Schrempf

ESSEX – Dan Schrempf, 61, of Essex passed away Tuesday morning, September 20, 2016 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Daniel Lee was born September 17, 1955 in Kankakee, son of Gerald and Blanche Saltzgiver Schrempf. He was raised in Aroma…

Frederick Albert Grohler

ESSEX – Frederick Albert Grohler, 54, of Essex passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Citadel Care Center in Kankakee. He was born April 2, 1962 in Fairbury, son of Duane and Lois Ronna Grohler. He married Cindy Reardanz July…