Category: Obituaries

Charles ‘Tim’ Smith

GARDNER – Charles “Tim” Smith, 75, of Gardner passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018 at his home surrounded by loved ones. Visitation will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home Friday, March 23, from 4 until 8 p.m. Mass of…

Dawn Galik

EMINGTON – Dawn Galik, 61, of Emington passed away Sunday, March 5, 2018 at her home in Emington surrounded by her family. Per Dawn’s wishes, cremation rites were accorded and there will be no services. Dawn was born Decem-ber 28,…

Grace F. Hatch

BRAIDWOOD – Grace F. Hatch, 84, of Braidwood passed away Monday afternoon, March 5, 2018 at Morris Hospital. Grace was born May 6, 1933 in Braceville. Grace Frances was a daughter of Louis and Frances Feltenz Buffo. She was raised…

Benjamin Currie

MIDLAND, MI – Benjamin Aaron Currie, 41, died unexpectedly of natural causes at his home Saturday, February 17, 2018. The son of Robert and Marilyn Currie, Ben was born in Midland August 6, 1976. He attended Midland schools and was…

Michael H. Joyce

SOUTH WILMINGTON – Michael H. Joyce, 90, of South Wilmington passed away Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home in Joliet. He was born July 11, 1927 in South Wilmington, son of Catherine C. Finn and…

LaVerne Kelly

DWIGHT – LaVerne Kelly, 92, of Dwight passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 in Joliet surrounded by her family. LaVerne was born October 30, 1925 in Coal City, a daughter of William and Laura Pierard Swanson. She married Leo “Fritz”…

Janis Jean Winchell

SOUTH  WILMINGTON  – Janis Jean Winchell, 80, of South Wilmington passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Heritage Health in Dwight. She was born April 29, 1937 in South Wilmington, daughter of Joseph B. and Phoebe Ann McNulty Lardi. She was…

Larry Lardi

EAST BROOKLYN – Larry “Dee Dee” Lardi, 75, of East Brooklyn passed away suddenly Monday, February 26, 2018 at Morris Hospital in Morris. He was born January 5, 1943 in South Wilmington, son of David Batista Sr. and Linda Della…

Esther L. Kirchner

BONFIELD – Esther L. Kirchner, 83, of Bonfield passed away February 27, 2018 at Prairie View Lutheran Home, Faith Place. She was born May 27, 1934 in Bonfield, daughter of Earl and Lillie Falter Riegel. Esther married Robert Kirchner December…

Vincent J. Furlano

CULLOM – Vincent J. “Jim” Furlano, 60, of Cullom passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 at his home in Cullom. Cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation with a brief service at its conclusion will be held from 10 a.m. until 11…