• Morris

    Victor C. Rexroade

    Victor C. Rexroade, 58, of Coal City, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 in Paducah, Kentucky, while on a business trip. Born January 15, 1958 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, he was the son of Victor Rexroade and Lois (Price) Runkle. His family moved from West Virginia to California and later settled in Mazon, Illinois. Victor attended Mazon Verona Kinsman High School, graduating with the Class of 1976. He married Lynn Bates in November of 1976, and they had three children. He was a sports enthusiast, avid golfer, Chicago Bears fan, and had a love for music. He especially enjoyed following his children in sporting events before and after…

  • Carol Stream,  Lombard,  Villa Park

    Diane Aline Wessel (Banthin) passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016

    Diane Aline Wessel (Banthin) passed away on Monday, January 18, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Edna, and her sister, Joanne. She is survived by her husband, Henry “Doc” Wessel; three children, Henry (Julie) Wessel, Laura (Tom) Takasaki and Aline (Adam) Cox; and six grandchildren, Kyle, Logan, Mark, Kate, Annika and Allison. She graduated from Proviso East High School in Maywood in 1963, where she was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper. She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1967, where she served as president of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She earned her master’s degree from Roosevelt University. Diane enjoyed 47 years of marriage…

  • Kankakee County

    Mr. Eddie Dean Rice Sr. – July 27, 1953 – January 18, 2016

    Eddie Dean “Bro” Rice, Sr. was born to Burl, Jr. & Lizzie Halbert Rice on July 27, 1953 in Crawford, Mississippi. Eddie attended school in Mississippi. He confessed his hope in Christ at an early age, baptized at the Oak Limb Baptist Church in Crawford, MS. Eddie had been employed by Local 751 as a construction worker and also was a member of the Executive Board. Eddie met and married Doris Chandler on December 23, 1976 in Kankakee, Illinois. He enjoyed playing cards, watching sports and “Wheel of Fortune” on television and being with his family at get togethers. Eddie’s memory will be cherished by his wife of thirty-nine years,…

  • Fulton County,  Morrison

    Elmer L. Schipper – September 26, 1943 – January 20, 2016

    ELMER L. “SKIP” SCHIPPER, 72, of Morrison, IL, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Regency Care in Sterling, IL. Elmer was born September 26, 1943, in Morrison, IL, to Elmer M. and Florence (Reynolds) Schipper. He was educated in the Charles City, IA schools. Elmer married Judy M. Kuehl on July 11, 1970, in Morrison, IL. She died March 10, 2012. He later married Faye L. Thayer on September 27, 2013, in Sterling, IL. Elmer was employed by the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Company in Sterling, IL. He was an avid HAM radio operator and greatly enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Survivors include his wife, Faye; two sons,…

  • Fulton County,  Morrison

    Elmer L. Schipper – September 26, 1943 – January 20, 2016

    ELMER L. “SKIP” SCHIPPER, 72, of Morrison, IL, died Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at Regency Care in Sterling, IL. Elmer was born September 26, 1943, in Morrison, IL, to Elmer M. and Florence (Reynolds) Schipper. He was educated in the Charles City, IA schools. Elmer married Judy M. Kuehl on July 11, 1970, in Morrison, IL. She died March 10, 2012. He later married Faye L. Thayer on September 27, 2013, in Sterling, IL. Elmer was employed by the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Company in Sterling, IL. He was an avid HAM radio operator and greatly enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Survivors include his wife, Faye; two sons,…

  • Wheeling

    BALL, SUSAN

    PALATINE – Susan Ball (nee Blindauer), age 58. Beloved wife of Frank. Loving mother of Matt and Tony. Devoted sister of Patricia (Robert) Deneen,… View Full Notice → BALL, SUSAN

  • Norridge

    Robert A. Popjoy Jr.

    Robert A. Popjoy Jr. age 73, passed away on January 19, 2016. Bob was a retired Lieutenant with the Chicago Fire Department for 38 years and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. and active member of the Medinah Shriners. Loving Husband of Ilse (nee Meyn). Loving father of Dianne (John) Daily, Robert A. Popjoy III and Bill Popjoy. Cherished grandfather of Robert A. Popjoy IV. Dear brother of Midge (the late Ray) Romero and the late Leslie (Earl) Klepser. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations to Shriners Hospital Patient Transportation Fund www.medinah.org. Visitation Friday from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. with a…

  • Buffalo Grove,  Skokie

    Irving Hornstein, DDS

    Irving Hornstein, DDS, age 78, of Buffalo Grove, died peacefully on Friday, January 22nd. He was the beloved husband of Diane, nee Geller; cherished father of Tami (Howard) Hammersley, Cheri (David) Kates, and Aliza (Jason) Pestine; adored Zeide of Lauren, Jessica, Evan, Danielle, Aaron, Nicole, Ethan, Maddy and Aden. Born in Przemysl, Poland to the late Otylia (Geitzholtz) and Chiel Hornstein. Irv fled Poland for Tashkent, and later Karaganda, and Siberia Russia. Suffering the loss of many family members from war and disease, Irv and his mother made their way to Havana, Cuba, where he lived for over two years, before arriving in the United States. In 1950, Irv attended…

  • Charleston

    Bob Elliott

    CASEY — Robert “Bob” Franklin Elliott, 47, of Casey died at 10 p.m. Tuesday (January 19, 2016) in Terre Haute, Ind. View Full Notice → Bob Elliott

  • DePue

    Robert Nawa

    LOMBARD — Robert F. Nawa, 97, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, surrounded by his family at Beacon Hill Health Center in Lombard. View Full Notice → Robert Nawa

  • Paris

    THERON ENNIS

    CASEY — Theron Hugh “Pete” Ennis, 77, of Casey,  passed away at 8:58 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind. View Full Notice → THERON ENNIS

  • Carbondale

    Carl Childers

    COBDEN — Carl R. Childers, 67, died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, in Union County Hospital in Anna. View Full Notice → Carl Childers

  • La Salle

    Raymond Kotowski

    Raymond C. Kotowski, 83, of La Salle passed away at 7:20 a.m. Jan. 17, 2016, in Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru. View Full Notice → Raymond Kotowski