• Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Kathleen Joan (O’Connell) Dunn

    Kathleen Joan (O’Connell) Dunn, 65, of Indianapolis, Ind., and formerly of Kankakee, passed away Aug. 7, 2018, at her home. She was born Nov. 21, 1952, in Camp Cooke, Calif., the daughter of LaVern and Jean (Rogers) O’Connell. Kathleen married Thomas Dunn on Sept. 21, 1985. He preceded her in death April 8, 2013. Kathleen was the logistic coordinator for Pharmavite Indianapolis. Surviving are her sister, Karen and Tim Pinson, of Kankakee; brothers, Dan and Amy O’Connell, of Springfield, David and Carol O’Connell, of St. Anne, Kevin and Jan O’Connell, of Tempe, Ariz., and Kenny and Chrissy O’Connell, of St. Peter, Minn.; along with several nieces and nephews. In addition…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Casey Mickus

    Casey Mickus, 82, of Bradley passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born on July 4, 1936 in Lithuania, the son of Alfonsas and Elena (Stumbrys) Mickevicius. Casey married Teresa Brzozowska on September 18, 1976 in Poland. Casey worked for Martin-Whalen Office Equipment. He enjoyed traveling with Teresa and watching sports – especially his favorite teams the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bears. He is survived by his wife Teresa Mickus of Bradley; one sister Laima Brown of Kamloops, B.C.; a niece and nephew Jennifer (Brad) and Ryan; a great nephew Kaden; and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, his…

  • Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Donald Duby

    Donald Duby, age 99, of St. Anne, passed away Thursday, August 23, 2018 at his home. He was born February 26, 1919 in St. Anne, the son of Eugene & Liza Boudreau Duby. He was the youngest of seven children. Donald married Charlene Bowers on June 12, 1949 at the 1st Presbyterian Church in St. Anne. He graduated from St. Anne High School in 1936. Donald was a dairy and livestock farmer. He was a member of the Kankakee County Farm Bureau. Donald was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church in St. Anne, where he also served as an elder and trustee. Surviving are his wife, Charlene Duby of…

  • Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Antoinette M. Rabideau

    Antoinette M. Rabideau, 100, of Kankakee, died on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Miller Health Care. She was born on December 12, 1917 in Clifton, the daughter of Norman and Laura Lemenager Marcotte. She married Clyde Rabideau on September 14, 1940 in L’Erable. He preceded her in death in 2003. Antoinette was a homemaker. She was a member of the Kankakee Women’s Club and Ladies of the Moose. She was a parishioner of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Council of Catholic Women. Antoinette is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Marcia Rabideau, of St. Anne; three daughters and two sons-in-law,…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Kaleb Devon Armani Elam

    Kaleb Devon Armani Elam, 18 months, of Kankakee entered new life on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born on January 27, 2017 in Kankakee, the son of Shaquita Russell and Quinton Elam. Kaleb loved to cuddle and enjoyed head rubs from his mommy. He is survived by his mother Shaquita Russell of Kankakee; his father Quinton Elam of Champaign; twin sister Kaley Beulah Ann Elam of Kankakee; other siblings Shamira Faye Turner of Kankakee, Shannel Marie Austin of Kankakee and Olivia Elam of South Bend, IN; maternal grandparents Brenda Hullum of Kankakee and John Russell of South Bend, IN; paternal grandmother Shonda Patterson of Champaign;…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Ann Ashman

    Lois “Ann” Ashman, 81, of Kankakee and Cullom passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018 in Gilman at Gilman Healthcare Center. She preferred to be called Ann. She was born on December 2, 1936 in Cullom, the daughter of Landon and Verna (Winters) Tinker. Ann married Robert Ashman on May 19, 1956 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cullom. Ann was a member of the American Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and served in every capacity possible. Quilting was her passion after retirement and she and her “Ladies” made over 100 quilts a year. She also enjoyed reading and was a member of the…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Arthur C. "Butch" Neumann

    On Sunday, August 12, 2018, Arthur C. “Butch” Neumann of Grant Park passed away peacefully at the age of 95. Arthur was born October 22, 1922 in Kankakee to parents Arthur and Ella Neumann. He began his career working as a pinsetter at a local bowling alley before he was drafted into the U. S. Army during the heaviest fighting of World War II. Arthur served his country with valor and bravery, earning the Purple Heart while fighting on battlefields in Africa, Italy, France, and Germany. He was wounded multiple times, and was honorably discharged from the Army as Staff Sergeant in November 1945. Upon his return, he owned and…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Dr. Howard Crockett Hall

    Heaven gained a good soul. Howard Crockett Hall, 88, of St. Anne, IL died on August 10, 2018. He was born November 20, 1929 in Bellevue, PA to Lester and Martha (Crockett) Hall. After high school, Howard joined the army serving most of his time in occupied Japan. With the help of the GI bill, he went to college and dental school at Northwestern University. Howard was a life member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, and the Kankakee District Dental Society (past President). He purchased the practice of a retiring dentist in Kankakee and became known as the singing dentist. He lived a joy-filled life of…

  • Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Harold E. Shea

    Harold E. Shea, age 95, of Aroma Park passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018 at his home. He was born July 10, 1923 in Kankakee, the son of Henry L. & Gladys I. (Odell) Shea. Harold married Leola Floriant on August 18, 1945. Harold had worked at Roper Corporation in Kankakee and Bradley. He enjoyed bird watching and feeding the birds. He was a woodworker and people watcher. He was always willing to help someone. Harold was a former parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kankakee. Surviving are his wife, Leola Shea of Aroma Park; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Patricia & Donald Rosendahl, Barbara Roof, Linda Zurlinden, and…

  • Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Marc J. Pavlik

    Marc J. Pavlik, 55, of Manteno, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at his home. He was born on July 10, 1963 in Chicago Heights, the son of Frank and Shelby Matson Pavlik. Marc worked at the Bickford House in Bourbonnais. He was a gifted Handyman who enjoyed helping people and making them smile. He is survived by one son, Nick Pavlik of Manteno; two daughters, Heather and Josh Stauffenberg of Manteno, and Alexa Pavlik and John Madden of Manteno; four grandchildren, Logan Bufford, Lucas Bufford, Emmett Stauffenberg, Stella Stauffenberg, and another granddaughter due to arrive in November. Marc is also survived by his sister, Fran Pavlik and Jackie Schmuth…

  • Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Daniel A. Bultman

    Daniel A. Bultman, age 44, of Bradley passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018. He was born June 25, 1974 in Kankakee, the son of Larry & Nancy (LaFaber) Bultman. Daniel married Stephanie Genotte on August 23, 2008 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bradley. Daniel worked at Sun Chemical Corporation in Kankakee. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Bradley. Surviving are his wife, Stephanie Bultman of Bradley; one son, Rylan Bultman of Bradley; one daughter, Ashley Wolford of Kankakee; three grandchildren, Kevion Helem, Ke’melo Helem, and Kemarion Helem; his mother and step-father, Nancy & Jerry Bertrand of St. Anne; and two sisters, Jennifer & Joe…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Rose L. Stefanich

    Rose L. Stefanich, 90 of Bradley passed away August 9, 2018 at her home. She was born May 18, 1928 in Chicago to Joseph A. and Elizabeth (Citera) Scaglione. Rose married Joseph A. Stefanich and he died November 30, 2009. She has been a resident of Kankakee County since 1951. Rose was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and a past Lady League member. She was a volunteer for church funerals, festivals, the V.F.W and the Daughters of Isabella. Rose enjoyed crocheting, cooking, baking and gardening. She is survived by her 2 sons and a daughter-in-law; Mathew (Lyla) Stefanich of Bourbonnais and Mark Stefanich of Bradley. Also surviving are…

  • Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Frank John Kosma

    Frank J. Kosma, age 82, of Simpsonville, SC, formerly of Bourbonnais, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at Pelham Medical Center in Greer, SC. He was born November 2, 1935 in DuQuoin, IL the son of John J. & Sara (Ferro-Sgroi) Kosma. Frank married Joyce Eades on March 11, 2000 in St. Louis, MO. She preceded him in death on November 7, 2007. Frank retired from Gould National Battery in Kankakee. He also had worked at Roper Corporation in Kankakee. Frank was a member of the Moose Lodge. He was an avid golfer and car enthusiast. Most importantly was his faith in God and His Son the Lord Jesus…

  • Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Pearl D. Anderson

    Pearl D. Anderson, age 95, of Kankakee, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth. She was born December 23, 1922 in St. Anne, the daughter of Leonard & Bernice Caise O’Lena. Pearl married Clarence W. Anderson on May 30, 1942 at St. Anne Catholic Church in St. Anne. He preceded her in death on March 29, 1999. She was a graduate of St. Anne High School. Pearl retired from Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee after 20 years. She had also worked for J.C. Penney. She enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and traveling. She was a parishioner of Maternity B.V.M. Catholic Church in Bourbonnais. Surviving are one…

  • Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Warren K. "Mick" Mitchell

    Warren “Mick” Keller Mitchell, age 98, of Kankakee passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at Miller Healthcare in Kankakee. Mick was born May 23, 1920 in Momence, the son of Walter & Maude Keller Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell was a highly regarded retired WWII Navy Veteran with 20 years of service. He earned 11 war medals, was a USS Hornet CV-8 sinking survivor, and Secretary to the Navy Admiral at the Pentagon. Mick worked at General Foods for 23 years. He was the 1938 Golden Gloves Boxing Champ. He dedicated his life to God, his country, and beloved family and animals. He was a member of River Valley Christian Fellowship. Warren…

  • Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Bonnie L. Foster

    Bonnie Lynn “Bonnie Hear Me Roar” Foster, age 68, of Bradley passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 at her home. She was born June 6, 1950 n Wyandotte, MI, the daughter of Earl & Nora McClellan Ziesmer. Bonnie married David Foster on September 24, 2008 in Monroe, MI. He preceded her in death on November 17, 2012. Bonnie was a Domestic Violence Advocate. She enjoyed sewing, crafting, cooking, and quilting. She like antiquing. Surviving are two sons, Richard Kimbrell and Joseph Higgins, both of IL; two daughters Rene Kimbrell and Angela Kimbrell Rollo, both of IL; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; her mother, Nora Ziesmer; three sisters and three brothers-in-law, Cindy…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Naomi R. Cullins

    Naomi R. Cullins, 93, of Bradley passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at her home. She was born on July 14, 1925 in Palmer, TN, the daughter of Lester J. and Ella C. (Cookston) Tate. Naomi married John Cullins on May 8, 1947 in Mount Vernon. He preceded her in death on April 25, 1997. Naomi retired from Riverside Medical Center in 1987 and after, became a Homemaker. She loved taking care of everyone in the family. Unconditional love encompassed her. She was a longtime member of River Valley Christian Fellowship. She is survived by one son Bob (Teresa) Cullins of Bourbonnais; one daughter Janet Sue Cullins of Bradley;…

  • Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Vera M. Scheppler

    Vera M. Scheppler, age 85, of Bourbonnais passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018 at her home. She was born December 16, 1932 in Kankakee, the daughter of Julius & Mabel (Whitten) Toma. Vera married Leonard E. Scheppler on August 22, 1953 at St. Teresa Church in Kankakee. He preceded her in death on July 12, 2017. Vera was a homemaker. She was a former employee of Carson Pirie Scott. Vera was a member at Riverside Fitness Center. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed gathering with her morning coffee group. Vera was a parishioner of Maternity B.V.M. Catholic Church in Bourbonnais. Surviving are three sons…

  • Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Andrew Poremba

    Andrew Poremba, 22, of Bourbonnais, passed away on Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 in Chicago. He was born on July 19, 1996, in Kankakee. He attended Joliet Junior College and received his associate’s degree in culinary arts. Andrew was a culinary chef. He loved cooking, Pokemon, watching anime, and spending time with his friends. He enjoyed basketball and the Toronto Raptors. He was a real people magnet. He especially loved Miquela, their son Kai, and the rest of his family. Andrew is survived by his mother and stepfather Lisa and Michael Berg, his father W.C. Cullens, his girlfriend Miquela, his son Kai Andrew Poremba, sister and nephew, Emily and Andrew Jacob…

  • Bourbonnais,  Kankakee,  Manteno,  St. Anne

    Phyllis A. Blanchette

    Phyllis A. Blanchette, 74, of Bradley, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born on April 19, 1944, in Manteno, to Paul and Anna Gregoire Blanchette. Phyllis retired from BIMBA. She had also worked at Amberg File and Index, as well as Sun Container in southern Illinois. Phyllis enjoyed fishing, going to garage sales with friends, the Chicago Cubs, and watching westerns on ME TV. Most of all, she loved spending time with family and friends. Phyllis is survived by one sister and two brothers-in-law, Linda and Roger Hill, of Bourbonnais and Ralph Marquis, of Bradley; one nephew, Matthew (Julie) Hill, of…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Thomas "Tommy" L. LaFlamme

    Thomas “Tommy” L. LaFlamme, 73, of Momence passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at his home. He was born on March 8, 1945 in Kankakee, the son of Peter and Priscilla (Mann) LeFlamme. Tommy enjoyed trains, golf, taking photos and traveling. He was a lover of trivia and making people laugh. Tommy was a fan of original Brooklyn Dodgers baseball. He is survived by two sons Edward LaFlamme of Fairfield, OH and Mike (Dawn) LaFlamme of Indianapolis, IN; two daughters Shelly (Kenny) Hopwood of Cuba, MO and Alice (Mike) Burkeen of Indianapolis, IN; one sister Theresa Papineau of Bonfield; seven grandchildren Christopher (Megan) LaFlamme, Aiden LaFlamme, Aaren LaFlamme, Megan…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Sandra "Sandy" Coriell

    Sandra “Sandy” Coriell, 71, of Braidwood, formerly of Texas, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born on August 24, 1946 in Portsmouth, OH, the daughter of Garland and Nettie (Davis) Sparks. Sandy enjoyed sewing with her sewing group and playing Bingo. Most of all, she enjoyed being with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by one son Aaron Monk of Arlington, TX; three daughters Cheryl Brown of Crowley, TX, Holly (James) Jordan of Kankakee and Tracey (Phillip) Tyree of Braidwood; one sister Vicky (Nick) Markos of Columbus, OH; two brothers Barry (Judy) Sparks of Belleview, OH and Brian (Johnnie)…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Frieda Faye Boyd

    Frieda Faye Boyd, 54, of Herscher, IL passed away on Friday, July 20th after a heroic battle with brain cancer. She was born on November 10, 1963, in Herscher, IL to Levern and Constance (Wheeler) Denault as the 11th child out of an eventual 14. She graduated from Herscher High School in 1981 and was married to Ronald Boyd on August 14, 1982, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Herscher, IL. Frieda was most recently a dedicated employee of Medline Industries for 7 years, a job which she enjoyed immensely. Frieda was a hard worker, a beloved mother, a dedicated sister, a cherished daughter, adored aunt, and a fierce…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Jamie Ann Friend

    Jamie Ann Friend, age 52, of Bourbonnais, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at her home. She was born November 28, 1965 in Kankakee, the daughter of Rich & JoAnn Napoli Johnson. Jamie loved rollercoasters, music, rock concerts, tattoos, and butterflies. Surviving are her parents, JoAnn & Rich Johnson of Green Valley, AZ; one sister, Rikki Karraker & Scott Fisher of Bourbonnais; two nephews, Cameron and Maxwell; and special friends, Tammy Cantrell and John Knecht. Visitation will be held 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018 at Schreffler Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. Cremation Rites will be accorded following the visitation. Memorials may be made to the family wishes.

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Alex M. Thompson

    Alex M. “Opie” Thompson, 29, of Bonfield passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018. He was born on January 28, 1989 in Tucson, AZ, the son of Stuart Thompson and Angela Pierce. Alex was a Diesel Mechanic and the owner of A&M Mobile Blasting. He was the Adventurer of the family and enjoyed hunting, his Black Lab Sadie and being with his friends. He is survived by his mother Angela Pierce (Gary Baker) of Springboro, OH; one sister Sunnie Smith of Springboro, OH; one brother Brandon Thompson (Marilyn Freeman) of Bradley; his grandmother Joyce Rogers of Medway, OH; uncles Tony (Lori) Thompson of Momence, Donald Thompson of GA, Brian Pierce…