Category: Obituaries

Catherine A. (Parker) Gearhart

Catherine A. (Parker) Gearhart, 64 of Campbell Hill, formerly of Dwight died October 4, 2016 at Heritage Health in Dwight, following an incredibly courageous 10-year battle with cancer. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hager…

Thomas R. Vilt

Thomas R. Vilt, 60 of Colorado and the Florida Keys, formerly Coal City, passed away as the result of a motor vehicle accident on Thursday, October 6, 2016. Born January 12, 1956 in Joliet, Thomas Richard is a son of…

Dan Schrempf

ESSEX – Dan Schrempf, 61, of Essex passed away Tuesday morning, September 20, 2016 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Daniel Lee was born September 17, 1955 in Kankakee, son of Gerald and Blanche Saltzgiver Schrempf. He was raised in Aroma…

Frederick Albert Grohler

ESSEX – Frederick Albert Grohler, 54, of Essex passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Citadel Care Center in Kankakee. He was born April 2, 1962 in Fairbury, son of Duane and Lois Ronna Grohler. He married Cindy Reardanz July…

Charles T. Holloway

GARDNER – Charles T. Holloway, 70, of Gardner and formerly of Braidwood, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at his home. He was born May 3, 1946. Chuck retired from Stateville Correctional Center following 35 years of employment. He served as…

Cary Novy

REDDICK – Cary Novy, 52, of Reddick and former- ly of Coal City, passed away unex- pectedly Tuesday, September 20, 2016. Cary Drew was born October 19, 1963 in Morris, son of Robert Novy of Carbon Hill and Judy Waters Novy of…

Marjorie E. Lauritsen

DWIGHT – Marjorie E. Lauritsen, 97, of Dwight passed away at 5:15 a.m., Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Heritage Health in Dwight. Marjorie was born in Dwight September 18, 1919, daughter of William and Cora Beiswanger Perschnick. She married LaVerne S.…

Jacob Wilson Theis

TULSA, OK – Jacob Wilson Theis, 25, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was born June 5, 1991 in South Korea. Jacob was adopted by loving parents, Matthew and Janet Bellot Theis. In 2009, Jacob graduated…

Dana Lynn Forneris

REDDICK – Dana Lynn Forneris, 40, of Reddick passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 18, 2016 at her home. Born March 23, 1976 in Kankakee, Dana was a graduate of Herscher High School, Class of 1994. She was currently employed as a flight…

Velma Mae Picciariello

COAL CITY – Velma Mae Picciariello, 78, of Coal City, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at her home surrounded by family. Velma was born March 24, 1938 in Illinois Station, Indiana, daughter of Kitchel and Bonnie Dyer Miller. She…