Category: Obituaries

Ralph L. Cole

ABERY – Ralph L. Cole, 58, of Cabery and formerly of Herscher, passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at University of Chicago Hospital. He was born May 15, 1960, son of Robert and Barbara Williams Cole. Ralph enjoyed painting and…

Douglas E. Hockey

PONTIAC – Douglas E. Hockey, 59, of Pontiac passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Hines VA Hospital in Chicago. A graveside service with full military rites will be held Saturday, November 3, at 9:30 a.m. in Memorial Park Cemetery,…

Dr. Lynn Nelson

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA – Dr. Lynn Nelson, a former social studies teacher at Dwight Township High School – 1972 through 1980, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana. After teaching at DTHS, Dr. Nelson earned his Ph.D…

Richard Breen

GARDNER – Richard Breen, 73, of Gardner and formerly of Joliet, Illinois and Arlington, Texas, passed away Thursday, July 26, 2018 at his home. Richard James was born May 3, 1945 in Joliet, son of Edward Joseph and Marjorie Maxwell…

Dennis Sullivan

GARDNER – Dennis Sullivan, 63, of Gardner passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Dennis was born November 13, 1954 in Joliet, son of Francis and Virginia Malnar Sullivan. He was a graduate of Joliet…

Margaret Halpin

CULLOM – Margaret Evon “Marge” Halpin, 63, of Cullom passed away at 2:49 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Margaret was born in Fairbury October 19, 1954, a daughter of Paul B. and Rosemary Steiger Hills.…

Mary Helen Burke

PONTIAC – Mary Helen Burke, 94, of Pontiac passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Born October 28, 1923 in Pontiac, Mary Helen was the daughter of Samuel Perrin (S.P.) and Mary Nolan Bradley. She…

Elaine Young

EMINGTON – Elaine Young, 72, of Emington passed away Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 9:14 p.m. at her home. Elaine was born September 24, 1946 in Bloomington, daughter of Lloyd and Bessie Lee Rich. Bessie survives in Saunemin. Elaine married…

Vincent Louis

DWIGHT – Vincent Louis, 92, of Dwight passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Heritage Health in Dwight. Vincent was born in Livingston County, IL August 22, 1926, son of Ludwig and Margaret Goley Louis. He married Jean Humbert July 5, 1952…

Richard G. Scrogum

DWIGHT – Richard G. “Rick” Scrogum, 65, of Dwight passed away October, 2018 after a battle with a longterm illness. Cremation rites were accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Rick was born January 22,…