• Effingham

    LANKFORD, Cynthia Dec 22, 1951 – Mar 30, 2018

    Cynthia Lankford, 66, of Effingham, IL, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Effingham Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham. There will be no services. Burial will be in Mason Cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.

  • Plano,  Sandwich,  Yorkville

    Richard Charles Baker

    Richard Charles Baker, age 92, of Leland, IL, passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital in Sandwich, IL. He was born on July 27, 1925 in Waterman, IL, the son of Jeremiah and Teresa (Pederson) Baker. Richard was united in marriage on June 28, 1947 to Hazel Jean Weir and they spent the next 70 happy years of their lives together. He was employed for over 43 years by the Burlington Northern Railroad in Aurora, IL, as a pipe fitter and sheet metal worker. Mr. Baker was a longtime member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Leland, IL. Rich was an avid deer and…

  • Manteno

    James Edward Drozd

    James Edward Drozd, 64, of Frankfort, passed away Saturday March 31, 2018 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, IL. He was born February 26, 1954 in Chicago, IL. He is survived by his wife Patricia Ann (Gorey) Drozd who he started dating at the age of 14 and married June 24, 1973 in Chicago, IL, Daughter Christie & Jeremy Zdzinicki, James Drozd, and Daniel & Kirsha Drozd. Grandfather of Colin Moore, Ashton and Rhyse Drozd, Jack Zdzinicki, and Quinn and Breck Pollak. Brother of Lora Drozd, Barbara Levins, and Michael Drozd. He was an avid Harley rider and drag racing enthusiast. He enjoyed working on and driving his pro…

  • Athens

    James E. Chase

    James Edward Chase, of Athens, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Memorial Hospice at Heritage in Springfield, IL. He is survived by his wife, Ellen (Sale) Chase; children, Teresa (husband David) Reiser, Lisa (husband John) Downey, MaryBeth (husband Jim) Kuner, and Matt (wife Jo) Sale; and grandchildren, Hannah, Eli, & Maureen Reiser, Elizabeth & Sarah Downey, Madison, Emily, & Chase Kunzer, and Mason Sale. Jim is preceded in death by his brothers, Harry (wife Mary Alice) & Gary (wife Louise); and his parents, Arthur & Ruth Chase. He was born on February 16, 1937 in Henry, Illinois the son of Arthur and Ruth (Hall) Chase.  Jim was…

  • Elmhurst

    John S. Hovance

    John S. Hovance, resident of Berwyn; beloved husband of the late Sandra K., nee Robinson; loving father of Scott (Elisabeth Ketema) Hovance, Rebecca (Rich) Krauss and Gregory (Christina) Hovance; grandfather of Joshua, Cara, Kevin and Trevor Hovance and Sara Rose Krauss; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews; cherished “brother’ Of Ann “Huncha” David. Visitation Thursday, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst. Interment Private For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or www.gibbonsfuneralhome.com

  • Murphysboro

    Katherine J. Twenhafel

    Katherine J. Twenhafel, 90, of rural Gorham, passed away at 4:50 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at home. Katherine was born on November 26, 1927, in Sand Ridge, IL, a daughter to the late Larkie J. and June T. (Tripp) Snider. She was first united in marriage to Kurt Christensen; Kurt preceded her in death on September 1, 1980. Then on February 12, 1983, she was united in marriage to Martin Twenhafel at Christ Lutheran Church in Jacob. Martin survives of Gorham. Katherine was a member of the Murphysboro United Methodist Church. She was a registered nurse having been employed by Southern Illinois University Carbondale and was also a…

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Donamarie T. Keefe

    Donamarie T. Keefe passed away on March 31, 2018. Beloved wife for 64 years of Edmund. Loving mother of Robert (Allen), Michael (Alejandra), Steven (Sandra), Thomas (Kimberly), Scott and the late Annette (Fred) Dempsey. Proud grandmother of 20 and great grandmother of 5. Beloved daughter of the late Clarance and Gladys Fieberg. Sister of William (Joyce), Carol (Al) and Robert (Jeannette). Former member of St. Timothy Churc (Eucharistic Minister, Minister of Care, Office Volunteer). 1947 graduate of St. Scholastica High School and 1951 graduate of DePaul University. Funeral Tuesday, April 10, 9:45 AM from Smith- Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago to St. Timothy Church for mass at…

  • Macomb

    Laura Elizabeth “Betsy” Nicholson

    Laura Elizabeth “Betsy” Nicholson, 93, of Macomb passed away at 7:04 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018 surrounded by her family at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.She was born on September 30, 1924 in Beason, Ill., to Louis Dee and Lucille Parker Kindred. She married Charles Nicholson, III on June 27, 1947. He preceded her in death on June 3, 2012.She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Wendy Marie Nicholson and one sister, Barbara Jean Rubenking. […]

  • Mount Prospect

    Robert P. Noltin

    Robert P. Noltin, 75 Bob left this earth on March 21, 2018 in search of better fishing, after a 3 year battle with cancer. He was the beloved husband of 52 years to Suzanne, father of Stacey (Charles) Bretz and Steven; grandfather of Justin, Johnathan and Jessica; brother-in-law of Linda and Kathy. He was preceded […]

  • Springfield

    James R. Young

    James R. “Jim Bob” Young, 86 of Springfield, died at 10:22 pm, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Heritage Health, surrounded by family. He was born July 13, 1931 in Springfield, to Frank A. and Marie Beck Young. He married Cindy Lou Baldock on February 6, 1954 and she preceded him in death on July 9, 2007. Survivors include, companion, Marlene Carraro of Springfield; one daughter, Chris (Norman) Wiseman of Athens; three sons, James D. “J.D.” (Marilyn) Young of Girard, Alan D (Vicki) Young of Tucson, AZ and Terry (Jane) Young of Springfield; nine grandchildren, Norm, Andy and Melissa Wiseman, Angie Cary, Matt Wiseman, Nicole Dierking, Joe Young, Hannah Gilman and…

  • Springfield

    Lois Licht

    Lois Licht, 98, of Springfield, died at 4:40 am, Thursday, March 22, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Home. She was born January 2, 1920 in Springfield, to Frank and Minnie Ostermeier Durheim. She married Daniel Watson, Walter Kessler, and Virgil Licht all of whom preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her son, Stephen Watson. Survivors include one son, David (Carol) Watson of Del Mar, CA; daughter-in-law, Lynn Watson of Green Bay, WI; step children; Jim Licht of Oconomowoc, WI, Carol Davy of Arizona and Nancy Licht of Colorado; seven grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Lois was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.…

  • Lombard,  Villa Park

    James Whalen, age 89, of Lombard

    James Whalen, age 89, of Lombard, passed away on March 30, 2018. Funeral Prayers will be held Tuesday, April 3rd, at 9:30 AM from Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St, Lombard to St. Pius X Church, 1025 E. Madison, Lombard, for 10 AM Mass. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside. For more information 888-629-0094.

  • Decatur

    Kaufman, Gladys

    ARGENTA — Gladys “Pauline” Kaufman, 92 of Argenta, IL., passed away at 1:55 pm. Friday, March 30, 2018 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

  • Decatur

    Thomas, Shelley Lynn

    DECATUR — Shelley Lynn Seeley Thomas, 63, of Loveland, Colo., passed away 5:46 p.m. Friday (March 23, 2018) in Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, Colo.

  • Decatur

    Karloski, Walter W.

    DECATUR — Walter W. Karloski passed away peacefully at home in Decatur, IL on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the age of 91. He was a lifelong resident of Decatur born on April 22, 1926 to Herman and Mamie (Salogga)…

  • Plano,  Sandwich,  Yorkville

    Virginia Helgerson

    Virginia Helgerson Of Walworth, formerly Mt. Sterling, Wisconsin Virginia Helgerson was born May 11, 1929 in St. Sterling, Wisconsin to Carroll H. and Anna (Olsen) Helgerson. She passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Holton Manor in Elkhorn, WI. Virginia lived in Mt. Sterling, Wisconsin for her first 30 years, before moving into and working at the Christian League for the Handicapped in Walworth Wisconsin. While there Virginia worked in the Bookstore, the kitchen, and their workshop. Virginia was a member of the Chapel of the Hill in Lake Geneva. Virginia is survived by her sisters-in-law Dorothy and Hazel Helgerson; nephews Tom and Craig Helgerson; great nieces Anna and…

  • Aledo,  Alpha,  Woodhull

    Patsy Schultz

    Patsy Schultz Patsy S. Schultz, 81 of Alpha, IL passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side Friday, March 30, 2018. Cremation has been accorded. Memorials may be left to Clover Township Public Library, 15th Avenue Christian Church in Rock Island or OSF Hospice. Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.petersonwallinknox.com. No services will be held. She was born September 15, 1936 in Rock Island, IL to… Pa…

  • Belleville,  Freeburg,  Smithton

    Edna Loesche

    March 28, 2018 Edna Loesche Edna L. Loesche, nee Schneider, 86, of Freeburg, IL, born August 27, 1931, in Lenzburg, IL, died Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, O’Fallon, […] Do you like it? 0 0 Read more

  • Dix

    Robert E. Copeland

    Lt. Col. (R) Robert E. Copeland, 91, who enlisted in the Army as an 18-year-old in l944, served as a guard at the Nuremberg trials in Germany in l946, as an Infantry officer in Korea in 1952, and as an historian in Vietnam in 1966, died in his sleep, Oct. 30, 2017, at an assisted living facility in Copperas Cove, TX. Copeland, who retired from the Army in 1968, was a long-time resident of Harker Heights, Texas, and worked as an agent for the Prudential Insurance Company in Killeen until his retirement in 1988. He was active in the Killeen Rotary Club for many years and was a long-time member…

  • Champaign,  Mahomet

    Kenneth Moen

    Kenneth Moen Kenneth R. Moen passed away 6:47 a.m. Thursday (March 29, 2018), surrounded by family at OSF Healthcare Heart of Mary Medical Center emergency room in Urbana. Ken was born Jan. 30, 1938, a son of Bert T. and Norma (Riddle) Moen of Madison, Wis. He was preceded in death by both parents; three children, Kenneth Jr., Norma and Kevin Moen; and three brothers, Robert, Roger and Donald Moen, all of Madison, Wis. Ken is survived by his wife, Rose; two daughters, Amy… Kenneth R. Moen p…

  • Chicago

    Theodora Schulze (nee Economou)

    Theodora Schulze (nee Economou) Age 87, late of Hammond, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Richard Schulze. Loving mother of Otto Schulze. Caring sister of Theodore, Richard, Helene, Bessie, Pauline and Ilse. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents: Xenophon and Emily Economou; siblings: Thomas, Alexander and Irene; and nephew: Lawrence. Music Director of the Telemann Society of New York; President o…

  • Crystal Lake,  Niles

    Harold R. “Dick” Brezinski

    Harold R. “Dick” Brezinski Send Flowers September 24, 1933 – March 29, 2018 Harold R. “Dick” Brezinski, age 84, Air Force Veteran. Survived by loving companion Claudia Mahnke, children: Joseph (Therese), Joyce Clark, Judy (Ron) Hicks, Chris, Dan, View full obituary

  • Decatur

    Wildman, Robert

    Wildman, Robert September 27, 1924 – March 23, 2018 Robert E. Wildman, 93, of Decatur, IL, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at Eastview Terrace in Sullivan….

  • Glen Carbon,  Granite City

    Glenn A. Lane

    Glenn A. Lane, 57, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 7:23 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He was born April 18, 1960 in Granite City, a son of the late …

  • Lake Zurich,  Palatine

    Marian B. Gebhardt8/16/38 – 3/28/18

    Visitation for Marian Bernadine (nee Gronke) Gebhardt, 79, of Palatine, will be held at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, on April 7, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., with a special Service at 2:00 p.m. Marian passed away at her home March 28, 2018. She was born on August 16, 1938, in Chicago, IL. Cherished wife to the late Thomas E. Gebhardt. She was a dedicated mother to her girls, Amy (Heather Cook) Gebhardt, Jennifer (Chad) Westerlund, and Meg (Mark) Spears; grandmother to Matthew Sentman, Nicholas and Ryan Westerlund, and Maxwell and Mason Spears; beloved daughter of the late Walter and Myrtle Gronke; dearest…