• Carol Stream,  Lombard,  Villa Park

    Elma Amanda (Puscheck) Cairns, age 97, of Lombard

    Funeral Services for Elma Amanda (Puscheck) Cairns will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lombard on Wednesday, January 6, 20162016 at 11:00 AM. Mrs. Cairns will lie in state at the church prior to the funeral. The family will greet friends from 10 AM until the time of service at 11 AM. The Rev. Daniel Wegrzyn will officiate. Interment will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, 2317 S. Wolf Rd., Hillside, IL. We commit her mortal remains to the earth in confident hope of the Resurrection and eternal life! Elma Amanda (Puscheck) Cairns, age 97, died December 31, 2015. Elma was born December 29, 1918, a daughter of…

  • Aurora

    Joseph E. Kramer

    Joe Kramer, 88, of Aurora, IL, Naperville, IL and Princeton, KY passed away on December 31, 2015 at Edward Hospital in Naperville. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary, son John, brother Raymond, and parents Joseph and Doris. He is survived by his son, Steve of Aurora, daughter, Sue (Michael) Harrawood of Orland Park, grandchildren Ashley (Geoff) Kinney, Christian Harrawood, Madison Harrawood, great grandchildren Lorelai and Logan Kinney and his sister, Kay DuPree of Overland Park, KS. Joe was born and raised in Batavia, IL. He attended Holy Cross Church and went to high school at Marmion Military Academy. Upon graduation Joe joined the Navy and served faithfully…

  • Charleston

    Marvin Honn

    SULLIVAN — Marvin Duane Honn, 74, of Sullivan, passed away at 8:54 a.m. Wednesday (December 30, 2015) in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. View Full Notice → Marvin Honn

  • Abingdon,  Galesburg

    Mrs. Freedonia Marybelle Ewing, Galesburg Chapel

    80, of Galesburg, died at 12:33 a.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2015, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital. She was born August 5, 1935 in Terre Haute, Indiana, the daughter of Lloyd L. and Frances E. (Crothers) Taylor. She married Finley Dowd on August 9, 1953 in Galesburg, Ken Boyd on February 18, 1962 in Galesburg, and Watsy Ewing on August 4, 1990 in Terre Haute. She is survived by two sons, Stanley Darnell (and Robin) Dowd of Lincoln, Nebraska and Kenneth Lee (and Becky) Boyd II of Joliet, Illinois and daughter, Linda Marie (and Jerry) Tehee of Lincoln, Nebraska; seven grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; four brothers, Lloyd (and Cindy) Taylor of Galesburg,…

  • Joliet

    Donald T. Schmitz

    Donald T. Schmitz Age 86, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Morris Hospital. Donald was born in Joliet on October 10, 1929, living in Plainfield for many years and has now resided in Morris, Illinois. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War. Member of the Plainfield American Legion Marne Post 13 and the VFW John Martin Steele Post # 6049 in Morris. Retired from Illinois Bell after 39 years of service and also employed as an Electrical Inspector for the Village of Plainfield for 27 years. Volunteer Fireman with the Plainfield Fire Department for 25 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Celeste (nee Brockman)…

  • Joliet

    Helen Staley

    Helen V. Staley, age 92, died in Decatur, IL, on December 26, 2015. Helen was born to William F. and Florence (Nee Stein) Eisenbrandt on April 4, 1923. She grew up in rural Frankfort area, graduated from Peotone High School in 1941, and from the University of Illinois in 1945. Following College graduation, she married Warren Staley of Modesto. Helen and Warren made their home in Painted Post, NY, where she worked as an elementarily substitute teacher and he designed machinery for Corning Glass Works. In 1982 they retired to Springfield, IL and Bradenton, FL. Warren Preceded her in death in 2006. Helen is survived by daughter Janet Staley of…

  • Tinley Park

    Mr. Ronald E. Skala Jr.

    Ronald E. Skala Jr. age 52, late of Mokena, IL. Beloved son of June and the late Ronald E. Skala Sr. Visitation Tuesday, January 5, 2015, 3:00-9:00 PM. Funeral service Tuesday January 5, 2015 time is pending. Interment is Private. View Full Notice → Mr. Ronald E. Skala Jr.

  • Herrick,  Pana

    Rosemary Voudrie – June 04, 1929 – December 31, 2015

    Rosemary Voudrie, 86, of Pana died Thursday, December 31, 2015 in her home. She was born June 4, 1929 in Pana, the daughter of Charles & Ogretta Hasinbiller Flesch. A graduate of Pana Township High School, she had lived her entire life in the Pana area. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, was very active in the CCW with the rosary at the nursing homes and was treasurer until a year ago. She was also a Pana Community Hospital Auxiliary volunteer. Rosemary has worked at Mallory, at Christian County Courthouse, was secretary at Pana High School and later worked in the unit office as secretary to Bruce…

  • Warrenville

    Stephen William Lippeth Jr.

    Stephen William Lippeth, Jr., age 73, of Plainfield, Illinois passed away surrounded by his loving family on December 31, 2015. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 12, 1942. He is survived by his loving wife. Judith “Judy” (nee Mancini) Lippeth; nieces and nephews, Terri (Mark) Ralph, Vincent Mancini, Vicki (Peter) Gamerdinger, Anthony “Tony” (Kristy) Puma and Nicholas Mancini; and 5 great-nephews. Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, Stephen W. and Bernice (nee Beausejour) Lippeth, Sr. A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 3, 2016 11:00 a.m. until time of service 1:30 p.m. at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 24021 Royal Worlington Drive, Naperville, Illinois.…

  • Joliet,  Morris

    Richard Ludrovec

    Richard L. Ludrovec Age, 84, at rest suddenly January 1, 2016 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center. Born in Joliet, IL on March 27, 1931 to Ludwig E. and Mary (nee Zajec) Ludrovec. Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Retired from Illinois Bell in 1986 as a lineman after 34 years of service. Richard enjoyed fishing and hunting. Survived by his son, Robert (Bernadette) Stover; five grandchildren, Lisa Stover, Madonna Stover, Deborah (Michael) Schuster, Derrick (Stephanie) Stover and Robert Stover; seven great-grandchildren and one great- great- grandchild; uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wife, Myrna V. (nee Costigan) Ludrovec (June 24, 2007); his parents;…

  • Alhambra,  Hamel,  Highland,  Marine

    William T. McKean

    William T. McKean, age 86 of Highland, IL, died Thursday, December 31, 2015, at his residence in Highland, IL. He was born on September 02, 1929, in Desoto, MO, the son of Elmer and Grace McKean. On October 11, 1962, he married Shirley L. Rellman who passed away on January 31, 2004. William moved to Highland in 1971. He and his wife made their home west of Highland on Route 143. He worked on the Barge Lines on the Mississippi River. He later worked for the Ferguson Florissant School District in the Maintaince Dept. – retiring in 2001. He loved his rat-terrier Carver and enjoyed riding his Gold Wing Motor…

  • Alpha,  Woodhull

    Kenneth Shepherd

    Kenneth L. Shepherd, age 65, Of Macomb, Illinois, formerly of Ophiem, Illinois died Saturday January 2, 2016 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Galesburg, IL. Services are 11:00 AM Tuesday January 5, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church in Ophiem. Burial is in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery, Ophiem. Visitation is 1 hour prior to services Tuesday at the Church where memorials may be left to Grace Lutheran Church or Columbia House of Mosaic in Macomb. Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox. com. He was born January 17, 1950 in Moline IL. To Robert and Vivian Mattson Shepherd. Kenneth resided…

  • Wheeling


    Joshua Brankey of Salem, WI, passed away. Arrangements are being made by Ringa Funeral Home, Lake Villa, 847-356-2146. View Full Notice → BRANKEY, JOSHUA