Category: Obituaries

Obituary – Margaret Agnes “Maggie” Boma, Piper City

 May 15, 2024

Margaret Agnes “Maggie” Boma, 97, formerly of Piper City, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. She was born on June 10, 1926 in Piper City, the daughter of Clement Eugene “Gene” and Mary…

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Obituary – Johnny A. “Turk” Schultz, Bonfield

 May 14, 2024

Johnny A. “Turk” Schultz, age 53, of Bonfield passed away peacefully at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee surrounded by his loved ones after losing his battle with cancer. He was born May 20, 1970 in Morris, the son of Johnny…

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Obituary – Juanita Mary Harrison, Chenoa

 May 8, 2024

Juanita Mary Harrison, 90, of Chenoa, passed away at 9:47 pm Sunday, May 5, 2024 at the Arc in Dwight. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Sunday, May 12, 2024 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa. Her funeral service…

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Obituary – Unetta Jirus, East Brooklyn

 May 6, 2024

Unetta Jirus Age 96 of East Brooklyn, Illinois passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at The ARC of Dwight. Born on March 23, 1928, Unetta Marie was a daughter of Richard and Marie (Wood) Golding. She spent her…

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Obituary – Harold H. Morse Jr., Normal IL

 May 1, 2024

Retired journalist Harold H. Morse Jr. died Feb. 16 in Normal, Ill., after an illness. He was 90. Born Nov. 27, 1933, to Harold and Hazel Morse, he grew up on a farm in Dwight, Ill., and graduated from Dwight…

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Obituary – Valerie A. Larson

 April 24, 2024

Valerie A. Larson, age 78, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2024 at Alden Long Grove care facility in Illinois after a long illness from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Valerie was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Velma Larson, and…

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Obituary – Leona Myers, Dwight

 April 23, 2024

Leona Myers, 93, died in the early hours of April 22, 2024 at Arc in Dwight. She was born April 26, 1930, to Hildegarde and Leo (Heb) Ryan of Kinsman, Illinois, where she grew up with her two younger brothers…

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Obituary – Marilene Machado de Oliveira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 April 22, 2024

December 20, 1938 – April 21, 2024 RIO DE JANEIRO – Marilene Machado de Oliveira, 85, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, passed away April 21, 2024, in Rio de Janeiro. She was born December 20, 1938, in Rio de Janeiro,…

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Obituary – Barbara A. Manthey, University Park, IL

 April 17, 2024

Barbara A. Manthey Age 88 of University Park, Illinois, formerly of New York, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Born March 4, 1936 in Bronx, New York, Barbara was the only child of George and Margaret (Buckley) Vidulich. She…

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Obituary – Jennifer L. Funk “Jenna”, South Wilmington

 April 17, 2024

Jennifer L. Funk “Jenna”, 51 of South Wilmington IL passed away peacefully Friday April 12th, 2024, at Ascension Saint Joseph Hospital in Joliet IL, surrounded by her loved ones. Her wishes were to be cremated, she was an organ donor and was…

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Obituary – Robert Anton “Bobby G” Giacometti, Cabery

 April 9, 2024

Robert Anton “Bobby G” Giacometti, 83, of Cabery, IL was called home to be with the Lord, Saturday, April 6, 2024 at St. Mary’s Hospital Kankakee, IL. Funeral Services will be private to the family and held at the Hager…

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Obituary – Kenneth Frank Norwid, Odell, formerly of Dwight

 April 9, 2024

Kenneth Frank Norwid, 81, of Odell, formerly of Dwight, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 8th, at St. James Hospital in Pontiac. Ken was born on December 16, 1942, in Chicago, IL, the only child of Frank and Bernice Norwid….

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Obituary – Howard A. Burton, Essex

 April 3, 2024

Howard A. Burton Age 96, of Essex, IL passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at his home.  Born on December 23, 1927 in Sagamon County, IL to the late Tobe and Ruth Frances (nee Coffer) Burton.  He served in…

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Obituary – Gregory Joseph Standley, Dwight

 March 29, 2024

Gregory Joseph Standley 45 of Dwight, Illinois, passed away on March 27, 2024, at his home. Greg was born on August 20, 1978, a son of Johnnie Gibson (mother) and Marty (Penny) Standley. He married Jennifer Standley on July 4th,…

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Obituary – Wilma J. Voigts, Dwight

 March 19, 2024

Wilma J. Voigts, 93, of Dwight, IL. was called home to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 17, 2024 at Arc of Dwight Nursing Home. Funeral Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Dwight, IL at 12pm…

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Obituary – LaVonne Landers, Ft. Myers, FL

 March 18, 2024

LaVonne Landers, 85, of Ft. Myers, Florida, peacefully passed away on March 16, 2024. She was born on December 18, 1938, in Campus, Illinois, to the late Harry and Mae (Haskins) Nielsen. LaVonne, affectionately known as “Von,” was a cherished…

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Obituary – Robert “Bob” Kelly, Dwight

 February 22, 2024

Robert “Bob” Kelly, 64 or rural Dwight, IL died Tuesday February 20, 2024 at 6:15pm at his residence. A visitation will be held on Sunday February 25, 2024 from 3:00-6:00pm at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight, IL.  Cremation rites will follow the…

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Obituary – LeRoy R. Roloff, Odell

 February 6, 2024

LeRoy R. Roloff, age 74, of Odell, IL passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024 at Hines Veterans Hospital. Born on June 5, 1949 in Harvey, IL to LeRoy and Rose (nee Filip) Roloff.  A Veteran of the United States…

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Obituary – Donald Louis Cecchett, formerly of Dwight

 February 6, 2024

Donald Louis Cecchett March 21, 1947-January 25, 2024, formerly of Dwight, IL passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from a cardiac emergency during the early morning hours of January 25th with his loving wife Dianne, and their loyal greyhound Newell, by…

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Thomas Edward Cahill, Dwight

 February 2, 2024

Thomas Edward Cahill, 64, of Dwight passed away February 1, 2024 after many years of battling cancer. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Dwight with Father Gregory Rom officiating. Visitation…

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Obituary – Bernice Evelyn Gardner, Dwight

 January 31, 2024

Bernice Evelyn Gardner (née Sweeden) passed away peacefully at home January 26, 2024 surrounded by family. She was born March 17, 1928, in Marseilles, Illinois to John L. Sweeden and Emma C. Sweeden (née Olsen). Her mother Emma tragically passed…

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Obituary – Ruth M. Bosman, Dwight

 January 27, 2024

Ruth M. Bosman, 92, of Dwight, IL, passed away at Tjardes Health Center at Evenglow in Pontiac, IL on January 25, 2024.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at the United Methodist Church in…

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Obituary – James Edward Fraher, Dwight

 January 26, 2024

James Edward Fraher, age 87, of Dwight passed away on January 24 at OSF St. James Hospital in Pontiac after a brief illness. James was born on May 6, 1936, at St. James Hospital in Pontiac, IL in to Emmett…

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Obituary – Debra L. Grieff, Dwight

 January 24, 2024

Debra L. Grieff, 69 of Dwight, IL died Friday January 19, 2024 at 5:33pm at her residence. Cremation rites will be accorded and her memorial service will be held on January 29, 2024 at 11:00am at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Dwight,…

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Obituary – Paul Roeder, Kankakee

 January 21, 2024

Paul Roeder, 81 of Kankakee formerly of Dwight, IL died Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 3:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Goodfarm rural Dwight, IL, January 27, 2024 at 11 a.m. with Pastor William…

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Obituary – Carol Ann Hartley, Dwight

 January 19, 2024

Carol Ann Hartley, age 83, of Dwight, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, surrounded by loved ones. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27th, 2024, at Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Dwight,…

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Obituary – Celebrating the Life of Cheryl Simmons, Sun City West AZ (1946-2024)

 January 18, 2024

Celebrating the life of Cheryl Simmons(1946-2024) With hearts full of memories and love, we celebrate our mother Cheryl Simmons, a remarkable woman who lived a vibrant and impactful life. She was a magnificent mother, a wonderful grandmother, a devoted wife,…

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Obituary – Marylin Kaye Reed-Thorsen – Lady Lake, FL (formerly of Dwight)

 January 18, 2024

Marylin Kaye Reed-Thorsen, of Lady Lake, FL, (formerly of Dwight) died at 12:41 p.m., Friday, Nov. 24, 2023 at UF Shands Medical Center, Gainesville, FL. Marylin was born Jan. 12, 1945 in DeKalb, Illinois, the daughter of Merritt L. and…

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Obituatry – Barbara Brooks, Gardner

 January 14, 2024

Barbara Jean (Hillman) Brooks, age 82 of Gardner, Illinois, passed away peacefully on January 3, 2024 in Dwight, Illinois. Born on September 3, 1941, Barbara was a daughter of Eugene and Maxine (Christensen) Hillman. Barbara was raised in rural Gardner….

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Obituary – Roy William “Bill” Harrison, Chenoa

 January 14, 2024

Roy William “Bill” Harrison, 91, Chenoa, died at 3:35 pm Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at the Arc, Dwight. Visitation will be 9:00 to 10:30 am Thursday, January 18, 2024 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa followed by a Masonic Rites service…

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Obituary – Michael C. “Mudflap” Dunlap

 January 11, 2024

Michael C. “Mudflap” Dunlap, 75, passed away on Friday, December 29, 2023, at Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Streator, IL. Michael was born on November 25, 1948, in Dekalb, IL to Cyrus and Vivian (Walsberg) Dunlap.  He graduated from…

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Obituary – Stephen C. Pustmueller, Bloomington

 January 5, 2024

Stephen C. Pustmueller, 67, of Bloomington passed away January 3, 2024 at Arcadia Care of Bloomington. He was born August 2, 1956 in El Paso, TX, to Coulter and Marilyn (Wiseman) Pustmueller. Stephen had many jobs throughout his life, but…

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Obituary – Floyd “David” Leenerman, Gardner

 January 3, 2024

Floyd “David” Leenerman, age 78 of Gardner, Illinois died Wednesday, January 03, 2024, at the ARC of Streator. Born January 19, 1945 in Fairbury, Illinois Floyd David was a son of Floyd Rudolph and Mary (Billingsley) Leenerman. He was raised…

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Obituary – Michael A. Grzincic, Wilmington

 December 30, 2023

Michael A. Grzincic, age 77, of Wilmington, IL, went home to be with His Lord and Saviour Friday, December 29, 2023, at the Hines VA Hospital. Michael was born on August 23, 1946, in Joliet, IL to the late Mary…

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Obituary – Terry J. Gravesen, Dwight

 December 29, 2023

Terry J. Gravesen, age 59, of Campus, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2023, at 9:38 a.m. at his residence in Campus. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2023, at Hager Memorial Home…

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Mary Lou Sigler-Quigley, Reedsburg, WI

 December 27, 2023

Mary Lou Sigler-Quigley, 69, heartbreakingly passed away on December 20, 2023, in Rockford, Illinois. Born on March 17, 1954, in Morris, Illinois daughter to Robert and Esther (Kleinberg) Krug. Mary started her working career as a florist, which truly showed…

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Obituary – James “Jimmy” D. Pritts, Dwight

 December 26, 2023

James “Jimmy” D. Pritts, age 94, of Dwight, passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2023, at 11:50 a.m. at Morris Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at Hager Memorial Home in…

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Obituary – Colleen (Moyemont) Ward, 75, of Sun City, AZ

 December 21, 2023

Colleen (Moyemont) Ward, 75, of Sun City, AZ  passed away peacefully on December 11, 2023 at the home of her brother Jim Moyemont, surrounded by family and friends. Colleen was born to Paul and Gretchen (Bagnell) Moyemont on August 3rd,…

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Obituary – Donald “Moti” P. Wheatley, Dwight

 December 19, 2023

Donald “Moti” P. Wheatley, age 67, of Dwight, IL, passed away at 9:25 a.m. on Monday, December 18, 2023, at Arc at Dwight. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2023, at…

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OBITUARY – Christine A. Gravesen, Campus – *Revised Services Date

 December 6, 2023

Christine A. Gravesen, 61, of Campus, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 9:33 p.m. at Miller Rehab Center in Kankakee, IL. Funeral services will take place at a later date. Memorials in honor of Christine may be made to…

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