Category: Obituaries

Junior Francis Matern

_HERSCHER – Junior Francis “JR” Matern, 69, of Herscher passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at his home, with his family at his side. Junior was born February 17, 1949 in Kankakee, son of Francis and Katherine Knittle Matern. He…

Mary M. Rieck

ODELL – Mary M. Rieck, 90, of Odell passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 10:48 p.m. at Heritage Health in Dwight. Mary was born September 9, 1927 in Emington, daughter of Robert and Nora O’Brien Gaston. She married Edward C.…

Larry Aten

ESSEX – Larry “Butch” Aten, 67, of Essex passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee. He was born December 19, 1950 in Charleston, son of John and Kathleen King Aten. Butch was a veteran of the United…

Kathleen Ann Cramer

Kathy Cramer, 64, took her sacred journey to heaven August 22, 2018 at University Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. Kathy was born on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1954, in Pontiac, the daughter of William C. and Velma R. Gassman Cramer.…

Irene ‘Daah’ Noonan-Franey

 DWIGHT – Irene Marie “Daah” Noonan-Franey, 95, of Evenglow Health Care, Pontiac, formerly of Chatsworth and Dwight, passed away peacefully with Mike and Sandee by her side Saturday, August 4, 2018. Visitation with the family will begin at 9 a.m., preceding…

Graveside Services for Howard A. Fredensborg

Graveside services will be held Friday, August 10, at 3 p.m., in Oaklawn Cemetery, Dwight, for Howard A. Fredensborg. Mr. Fredensborg died at Heritage Health, Dwight, at 2:55 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018.  Cremation rites have been accorded.   Hager…

Carole K. Fromm

GODLEY – Carole K. Fromm, 55, of Godley passed away suddenly Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Morris Hospital, Morris. Visitation will be Thursday, August 9, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home. Funeral services will be…

Robin Sue Taylor

MAZON – Robin Sue Taylor, 61, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018. Robin was born July 31, 1956 in Benton, Illinois, and was a current resident of Mazon. Robin is survived by a son, Bobby Franklin Taylor III, and one grandson,…

John R. Vercler

CULLOM – John R. “Bob”  Vercler, 73, of Cullom passed away at 5:40 p.m., Thursday, August 2, 2018 at OSF St. James John W. Albrecht Medical center in Pontiac. Bob was born February 18, 1945, a son of John Edwin…

Floyd C. Riss

RANSOM – Floyd C. Riss, 87, of rural Ransom died Saturday morning, July 28, 2018 at Heritage Health, Streator. Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m., Saturday, August 11, at Solon-Telford Funeral Home in Streator. Funeral services will be held…