Category: Obituaries

Betty Wheeler

CLEARWATER, FL – Betty Wheeler, 89, of Clearwater, Florida passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at home, surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the Fla Suncoast Bronze team. Betty was born June 22, 1927 in Rushville,…

Shirley A. Nelson

STREATOR – Shirley A. Nelson, 80, of Streator passed away Friday, July 1, at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac. Funeral services were July 6 at the Elias Funeral Home, Streator. Burial followed in McDowell Cemetery, rural Dwight. Shirley was born March…

Andrew G. Handzus

STREATOR – Andrew G. Handzus, 64, of Streator died Thursday, July 7, 2016 at his home in Streator. Private family funeral services were held at Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Burial with full military rites conducted by members of American Legion…

Violet M. Kyburz

CULLOM – Violet M. Kyburz, 95, of Normal and formerly of Cullom, passed away at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Violet was born on a farm near Sibley on June 20, 1921,…

Matildia F. Biggs

MELROSE PARK – Matildia F. Biggs passed away at the age of 74 on Monday, July 11, 2016 at the Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park. Originally from Choudrant, LA she was born to Charles Deats and Thelma Bagwell Deats. She was…

Charles L. Ehrhardt

EMINGTON – Charles L. Ehrhardt, 66, of Emington quietly passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee with his family at his side. His funeral is today, Wednesday, July 6, at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Catholic…

Joe De Waard

D W I G H T – Joe De Waard, 79, of Dwight passed away at 3:28 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Joe was born in Chicago November 6, 1936, a son…

Joanne Helen Gosteli

DWIGHT – Joanne Helen Gosteli, 74, of Dwight passed away at 5:15 a.m., Friday, July 1, 2016 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Visitation will be for one hour today, Wednesday, July 6, before her 11:00 a.m. funeral…

Mary C. ‘Catherine’ Riccolo

DWIGHT – Mary C. “Catherine” Riccolo, 85, of Dwight died Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 2:10 p.m., at Heritage Health in Dwight. Visitation will be Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service in St. Patrick Catholic…

David D. Simpson

GENEVA – David D. Simpson, 94, a longtime resident of River Grove and Geneva, died peacefully on June 18, 2016. David Simpson was born in Evansville, Illinois October 25, 1921, son of Raymond and Anna Simp-son, known by all as…