Category: Obituaries

Kay Diane Christensen

DWIGHT – Kay Diane Christensen, 75, of Dwight passed away at 1:05 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2018 surrounded by her family at her home in Dwight. Visitation will be held Friday, August 3, from 4 until 6:30 p.m. at Hager…

Mary Howard

DWIGHT – Mary Howard, 56, of Dwight and formerly of Chicago, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Morris Hospital. Family will receive friends Monday, August 6, from 10:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. service at Reeves Funeral Home, 203…

Kenneth E. Gremar

GARDNER – Kenneth E. Gremar, 83, of Gardner passed away Monday afternoon, July 23, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Kenneth Eugene was born October 1, 1934 in Chaffee, Missouri, son of Shearley and Rose White Gremar. He was raised…

James R. Wise

COAL CITY – James R. Wise, 78, of Coal City passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at his home. Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation in Assumption Catholic Church, 215 S. Kankakee St., Coal…

Ronald M. Meyer

MILFORD – Ronald M. Meyer, 71, of Milford passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at home after a brief stay in the hospital because of heart complications. He was born March 5, 1947, son of Milton and Marie Meyer. They…

Robert William Edwards

PONTIAC – Robert William Edwards, 61, of Pontiac passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Kindred Hospital, Peoria. Robert was born in Pontiac June 22, 1957, son of Samuel and Gwendolyn Offill Edwards. He married Eva M. K. Meyer on…

Charles O’Donnell

ODELL – Charles O’Donnell, 86, of Odell passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Heritage Health in Dwight. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, July 18, from 10:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul Catholic…

Ritchard Broderick

BRACEVILLE – Ritchard Tracy Broderick of Herrin passed away at 6:36 a.m., June 19, 2018, surrounded by his loving wife and children at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. Ritch retired after 37 years with Caterpillar Tractor Co. in…

Duane Francois

MAINE TOWNSHIP – Duane Francois, 70, of Maine Township passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at his home. Duane was born February 7, 1948 in Joliet, son of Leonard and Naomi Rentz Francois. He was raised on the family farm…

Jack S. Meece

KANKAKEE – Jack S. Meece, 79, of Kankakee passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his home. He was born July 24, 1938 in Lexington, son of Delno and Lura Stephens Meece. Jack married Beverly Pedersen September 8, 1962 in…