Category: Obituaries

George Richard Lestina III

BRACEVILLE – George Richard Lestina III, 41, of Braceville and a longtime resident of Braidwood, passed away Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Braceville. He was born August 19, 1975 in Joliet. He graduated from Reed Custer High School in Braidwood,…

John R. Clausen

DWIGHT – John Raymond Clausen, 88, of Dwight passed away peacefully at home after a short illness, surrounded by his seven children and his wife of 66 years, Edith Lorraine Claus-en, Saturday, June 3, 2017. John was born August 3,…

Raymond L. Friant

PONTIAC – Raymond L. Friant, 77, of Pontiac and formerly of Dwight, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 in Bloomington surrounded by his family. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m., Friday, June 9, at Hager Memorial Home in…

Edward R. Larsen

DWIGHT – Edward R. Larsen, 100, of Dwight passed away Friday, June 2, 2017 at Heritage Health in Dwight. Edward was born August 15, 1916 in Chicago, son of Frank and Anna Sporay Larsen. He married Peggy Richardson in Dwight…

Robert Fraher

PONTIAC – Robert Fraher, 89, of Pontiac and formerly of Odell, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 2:19 p.m. at his home with his family by his side. Bob was born June 6, 1927 in rural Cullom, son of…

Debra Nelson

DWIGHT – Debra Nelson, 65, of Dwight passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 4:32 a.m. with her family by her side. According to Debra’s wishes there will be a celebration of life at a later date and cremation rites…

Dorothy Leskanich

DWIGHT – Dorothy Leskanich, 82, of Dwight passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 in rural Dwight. Dorothy was born May 29, 1934 in Grand Ridge, daughter of Andrew and Margaret Burash Hanusik. She married Richard Leskanich September 3, 1955 in…

Edward A. Kelly

JOLIET – Edward A. Kelly, 94, of Joliet passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center, Joliet. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700…

Carl L. Sipes, Sr.

DWIGHT – Carl L. Sipes, Sr., 102, of Dwight passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Dwight. Carl was born February 27, 1915 in Ripley, Tennessee, son of Billy and Rosie Lee Needham Sipes. He…

LeRoy A. Gilmoure

MAZON – LeRoy A. “Tuffy” Gilmoure gave God his hand to be with Him on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at the age of 93. He passed away peacefully in Regency Care of Morris. He was born November 27, 1923 in…