Category: Obituaries

Hendrix Xen Garza

PONTIAC – Hendrix Xen Garza was born, not for this world but for Heaven, on May 20, 2018 to Kaitlin Nicole Sullivan and Richard Garza II. They survive in Pontiac. Hendrix’s visitation will be held from 4 until 6 p.m.,…

Dorothy A. Wollgast

DWIGHT – Dorothy A. Wollgast, 91, of Dwight passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Evenglow Inn in Pontiac. Visitation will be held Saturday, June 2, from 3 until 6 p.m. at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight. Additional visitation will…

Nola Hartsey

DWIGHT – Nola Hartsey, 71, of Dwight passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Morris Hospital in Morris. Nola was born September 12, 1946 in Kankakee, a daughter of Frederick W. and Alice E. Grob Mateska. She married Gary Stych in 1974. He passed away in 1981. She later married Ivan Hartsey on March 25,…

Ruth L. Smith

GARDNER – Ruth L. Smith, 82, of Gardner passed away peacefully Monday evening, May 14, 2018 at her home. Cremation rites have been accorded. Ruth Leora was born July 19, 1935 in Alton, daughter of James and Leora Watts Moody. She worked for Casey’s General Store in Gardner as a cook for 15 years, until…

Walter D. Hedrick

PONTIAC – Walter D. “Doyle” Hedrick, 87, of Pontiac passed away at 3:15 p.m., Sunday, May 20, 2018 at OSF St. James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac. Visitation will be held from 12 noon until the 1:30 p.m. funeral services on Thursday, May 24, at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Pontiac.…

Dorothy Tewell

GIBSON CITY – Dorothy “Dottie” Tewell, 95, of Gibson City and formerly of Bloomington, passed away at 1:47 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2018 at Heritage Health in Gibson City. Dottie was born October 11, 1922 in Fairbury, daughter of Andrew F. Lehmann Sr. and Edna V. Sutter. She married Robert Tewell October 19, 1946 in…

Frank M. Corsini

SOUTH WILMINGTON – Frank M. Corsini, 63, of South Wilmington passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at his residence in South Wilmington. A celebration of life memorial will be held in the Church of Hope, Gardner, Saturday, May 19, from 2…

Tracey Arnold-Thompson

DWIGHT – Tracey Lynn Arnold-Thompson, 46, of Dwight passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. She was born April 4, 1972 in Davenport, Iowa, daughter of Ronald Irvin and Wendy Arnold. She graduated…

Gerald Ruder

WILMINGTON – Gerald “Jerry” Ruder, 94, of Wilmington passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at his home. Born October 23, 1923 in Herscher, Gerald Raymond was a son of Edwin and Alice Fritz Ruder. From an early age, Jerry excelled…

Patrick Piehl

BLOOMINGTON – Patrick A. Piehl, 47, of Bloomington and formerly of Dwight, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018 at his home. He was born November 12, 1970 in Kankakee, son of Timothy A. and Shirley J. Braknew Piehl. He married…