Category: Obituaries

Edith L. Lee

OTTAWA – Edith L. Lee, 85, of Ottawa and formerly of Ransom, died Saturday afternoon, August 8, 2015 at the Ottawa Pavilion. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., today, Wednesday, August 12, at Hagi Funeral Home, Streator, with…

Clifford S. Vogen

GARDNER – Clifford S. Vogen, 89, of Tucson, Arizona passed away August 3, 2015. He was born in Gardner August 4, 1925, son of Knute and Johanna Vogen and grew up there on his family’s farm. He married Barbra Dickinson…

Frank D. Amanti

ELMHURST – Frank D. Amanti, 90, longtime resident of Elmhurst, passed away August 3, 2015 in Dwight. He was the son of Dominick and Catherine Amanti; beloved husband of the late Julia M. Amanti; loving father of Julia (Nick) Renello;…

Paul E. Lucas

COAL CITY – Paul Ellsworth Lucas, 89, of Morris passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at Morris Hospital, surrounded by his entire family. He was born July 29, 1926 in Verona, son of John and Angie Gard Lucas. He was raised in Verona…

Eloise M. Murphy

DWIGHT – Eloise M. Murphy, 93, originally of rural Blackstone, Sunbury Township, and in the last few years of Dwight, passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:40 a.m. at Heritage Health in Dwight. Her Funeral Mass will be at…

Eileen B. Meiferdt

COAL CITY – Eileen B. Meiferdt, 50, of Coal City and formerly of Joliet passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at Morris Hospital. Visitation and video tribute will be held Friday, August 7, from 4 until 8 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 75…

John M. Corning

SAUNEMIN – John M. Corning, 78, of Saunemin passed away at St. James in Pontiac Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Cremation rites were accorded. John was born March 23, 1937 in Lincoln, Nebraska, son of Charles and Katherine deMusiel Corning. He met…

Rev. Oliver Zivney

DWIGHT – Rev. Oliver Kermit “Doc” Zivney went to his Lord and Savior July 30, 2015 at Heritage Health of Dwight, where he had been a resident since early spring. He was born April 24, 1926 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin,…

Barbara A. Burger

DWIGHT – Barbara A. Burger, 75, of Dwight passed away July 22, 2015. Cremation rites have been accorded. A brief prayer service will be held Thursday, July 30, at 10 a.m. at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight, with immediate burial in…

Gary L. Schade

KANKAKEE – Gary L. Schade, 58, of Kankakee and formerly of Bloomington, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born February 25, 1957 in Fairbury, son of Leslie and Sylvia Schade (Bloomstrand). He graduated from…