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    Judith Breen

    Judith Breen Wilmington Judith E. Breen Age 79 of Wilmington, passed away Monday April 1, 2019 at her home. Born October 19, 1939 in Ottawa, Illinois, Judith Ellen was a daughter of David Walter and Ruth (Kilburn) Hall. She was raised and educated in Wilmington, and married LaVerne Breen on December 31, 1966. Judith will be remembered for her love of passing time watching television and reading the bible. Survivors include four children: Vicky (John) Grover of Virginia, Kevin Terpstra of Peru…

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    Peggy Romer

    Peggy Romer Bolingbrook Peggy Mae (Farniok) Romer                       Age 55 of Bolingbrook and formerly of Delano, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Amita Health Adventist Medical Center in Bolingbrook. Born September 8, 1963 in Watertown, Minnesota, Peggy Mae is a daughter of Genevieve (Schaust) Farniok and the late Ambrose William Farniok. She was raised and educ…

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    Lilli-Ann Saczek

    Lilli-Ann Saczek Wilmington Lilli-Ann Saczek Age 60 of Wilmington, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Born July 16, 1958 in Pomona, California, Lilli-Ann was a daughter of Robert and Geraldine (Davis) Sullivan. She was raised and educated in Huntington Beach, California and in 1978 met Joseph Saczek. Together Lilli-Ann and Joe would go on to create a home and start a family. After being together for a number of years and moving to Wilmington, they …

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    OFC Donald Koester

    OFC Donald Koester Wilmington OFC Donald Wayne Koester Age 55 of Wilmington and formerly of Chicago, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, March 27, 2019 at his home. Born August 12, 1963 in Chicago, Don graduated from St. Lawrence High School with the Class of 1982. He was currently employed with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, where he has served as a deputy for the past 29 years. On June 1, 1990, Don married Cyndi Pribil in Chicago, and together they made their home and raised their …

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    Morris Bartlett

    Morris Bartlett Bolingbrook Morris G Bartlett Age 72 of Bolingbrook and formerly of Bensenville, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Elmhurst Hospital. Born January 12, 1947 in Brunswick, Georgia, Morris Gordon was a son of William Wilson and Margaret Ruth (Derick) Bartlett. He graduated from Rockford Guilford High School with the Class of 1966, where he left behind a legacy of being a four year all state wrestling champion. A proud Vietnam Veteran, Morris honorab…

  • Baskerville,  Coal City,  Gardner,  Morris,  Wilmington

    Dorothy Wills

    Dorothy Wills Coal City Dorothy L. Wills (Favero) Age 93 of Coal City, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Heritage Health in Dwight. Dorothy was born March 6, 1926 to Thomas and Mary (Kuzel) Favero in rural Will County. She went to the Goose Lake School where she graduated 8th grade. She didn’t go to high school as she worked on the family farm in Braceville. When she was sixteen, she cooked meals at a boarding house in Wilmington for the men that worked at th…

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    Chuck Vedder

    Chuck Vedder Wilmington Chuck Vedder Age 64 of Wilmington passed away Friday March 22, 2019 at Morris Hospital. Born July 13, 1954 in Joliet, Charles Thomas Vedder, Jr. is the son of Charles Sr. and the late Jean Ann (nee Evans) Vedder. He was raised and educated in Wilmington, and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1972. Chuck was a laborer with Laborers Local Union 75. He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. Chuck was a loving father and de…

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    Janet Robbins

    Janet Robbins Wilmington Janet L. Robbins Age 48 of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 25, 2019 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Born December 10, 1970 in Joliet, Illinois, Janet Lynn is a daughter of Franklin Edwin Yackly, III of Wilmington and the late Jo Ann (nee Marchetti) Yackly. She was raised in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1989. On October 24, 1992, Janet married Steve Robbins in St. Patrick Catholic Church i…

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    Lori Butler

    Lori Butler Minooka Lori K. Butler Age 60 of Minooka, formerly of Saginaw, Michigan and Bremerton, Washington, passed away Sunday March 24, 2019 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Born June 24, 1958 in Saginaw, Lori Kay was a daughter of Rolf and Helen (nee Jutila) Hanson. She was raised and educated in Saginaw, and graduated from Arthur Hill High School in 1976. Lori achieved an Associate’s Degree, and was employed by Expert Optics in Shorewood for the past eleven years as a Len…

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    Ronald Barnett

    Ronald Barnett Dwight Ronald J. Barnett Age 81 of Dwight, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, March 24, 2019 at his home. Ronald honorably served in the United States Marine Corps and is being laid to rest with full military honors in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood on Wednesday morning, March 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Family and friends may sign the guest book by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/notices/Ronald-Barnett Funeral services and arrangements have been made un…

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    Ernest Viano

    Ernest Viano Coal City Ernest J. Viano “Ernie” Age 80 of Coal City, passed away Thursday morning, March 21, 2019 at his home. Born October 28, 1938 in Joliet, Illinois, Ernest James was a son of Ernest and Catherine “Katie” (Motta) Viano. He was raised in Coal City and graduated from Coal City High School with the Class of 1956. Ernie farmed his entire life; worked a short time at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Joliet and was a Welder/Pipefitter with Local 597. He owned and operated… Ernest…

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    Kenneth Reichel

    Kenneth Reichel Dolton Kenneth W. Reichel Age 78 of Dolton, passed away Thursday morning, March 21, 2019 surrounded by his family. Born September 21, 1940 in Blue Island, Kenneth Wayne was a son of Kurt and Ruth (Konsoer) Reichel. He was raised and educated in Dolton and graduated from Thornton High School with the class of 1958. In 1968 Kenneth would go on to marry Sharon Devries and together they made a home and raised their family. Kenneth worked hard as the owner and operator of KR Trucki…

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    Frank Siwek

    Frank Siwek Diamond Frank Siwek Age 67 of Diamond, formerly of Chicago, passed away Monday March 18, 2019 at his home. Born November 20, 1951 in Chicago, Frank Joseph was the son of Edward and Helen (nee Ciechna) Siwek. He was raised and educated in Chicago, and graduated from Thomas Kelly High School with the Class of 1971. On August 3, 1974, Frank married Donna Lynn Niemeyer in Berwyn. He worked as an iron worker for Chicago Ornamental Irons for 25 years, and was a proud union member. Frank…

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    Randy Roth

    Randy Roth Morris Randy Roth Age 61 of Morris, passed away Sunday morning, March 17, 2019 at his home. Born July 11, 1957 in Seward, Nebraska, Randy Ray was a son of Gary and Rowene (Koerting) Roth. He moved to Seneca his sophmore year and graduated from Seneca High School with the Class of 1976. On September 27, 1980, Randy married Kelly Knapp in Seneca, and together they made their home and raised their two daughters. Randy was a former member of the Laborers Union #393; held employmen…

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    Virginia MacKinven

    Virginia MacKinven Wilmington Virginia MacKinven “Virg” Age 86 of Wilmington, Illinois and formerly of Brooksville, Florida, passed away Friday March 15, 2019 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Born May 21, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, Virginia was a daughter of Joseph and Trina (Quiroz) Linares. She was raised and educated on the Southside of Chicago. A woman of class and grace, Virginia enjoyed shopping and spending time at the beach and in the sun. She had a green thumb, loved …

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    Benjamin Gibson

    Benjamin Gibson Ritchie Benjamin Ryan Gibson Age 39 of Wilmington passed away Monday March 11, 2019 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Born March 28, 1979 in Kankakee, Benjamin is a son of Betty Jean (Gundy) Gibson and Edward Gibson. Survivors include his mother Betty Gibson of Wilmington, and his father Edward (Charlotte) Gibson of Lebanon, Tennessee. Benjamin was preceded in death by his brother Brandon on January 6, 2016. As a special needs child, Benjamin was a demonstration of…

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    Cora Smith

    Cora Smith Wilmington Cora E. Smith Age 78 of Wilmington and formerly of Plainfield, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Born January 22, 1941 in Crossville, Illinois, Cora Ellen was daughter of Charles Albert and Mary Ellen (Ward) Oglesby. She was raised in White County and attended Fairfield High School. A woman of strong work ethic, Cora held a position for many years with Fleischman’s Distillery in Plainfield and later worked as a blackjac…

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    Jim Sterba

    Jim Sterba Mazon Jim Sterba Age 72 of Mazon, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. Born April 19, 1946 in Chicago, James Charles was a son of Charles and Ruth (Sanders) Sterba. He was raised in rural Morris; attended Immaculate Conception School, and went on to Mazon High School before joining the United States Navy. During his tenure in the service, Jim honorably served on the USS Thuban. Jim worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company in Joliet for more than 30…

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    Cathie Huston

    Cathie Huston Gardner Cathie Huston Age 71 of rural Gardner passed away Sunday March 10, 2019 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. Born June 21, 1947 in Decatur, Illinois, Cathie Lee was a daughter of Leroy and Jessica (nee Berta) Brandt. She was raised and educated in Gardner; graduated from Gardner-South Wilmington High School with the Class of 1965, and went on to attend Illinois State University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. On June 6, 1970, Cathie married David Way…

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    Fredia Corbin

    Fredia Corbin Coal City Fredia Opel Corbin, a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, left her earthly home on Saturday, March 9, 2019, and entered into the heavenly Kingdom to be re-united with her husband and other family members and friends who had gone on before. Born August 20, 1918, in Greenbrier, MO, to Jacob and Effie Shrum Welker, she married her husband of 57 years, Odell Corbin, on April 6, 1940 in Greenbrier, and shortly thereafter moved to the Illinois area.&nbs…

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    Jean Leranger

    Jean Leranger Coal City Jean E. Leranger Age 70 of Coal City passed away Saturday March 2, 2019 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Born February 28, 1949 in Morris, Jean is a daughter of Lois (nee Finch) Hall of Custer Park and the late Ellwin Duane “Fats” Hall. She was raised and educated in Braceville, and graduated from Braceville-Gardner High School with the Class of 1967. Jean managed the Paramount Skating Arena in Ottawa for 30 years, and was a dedicated member of Phel…

  • Baskerville,  Coal City,  Gardner,  Morris,  Wilmington

    June Janulis

    June Janulis Braceville June Janulis Age 83 of Braceville passed away Monday March 4, 2019 at her home. Born June 22, 1935 in Chicago, June Louise was a daughter of Charles and Louise (nee Pukas) Janulis. She was raised and educated in Chicago, and graduated from Chicago Vocational High School. June worked for Eastern Airlines as a flight attendant until she retired after 32 years of service. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Braidwood, and loved to travel and go de…

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    Elmer “Al” McInerney

    Elmer “Al” McInerney Wilmington Elmer “Al” McInerney Age 84 of Wilmington and formerly of Chicago, passed away Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Born February 22, 1935 in Chicago, Elmer was a son of William and Ruth (Eahart) McInerney. He was raised in the Canaryville neighborhood of Chicago and went on to work with one of the first canine patrol units to patrol the Cabrini Green neighborhood in the late 1960s and early 1970s. On July 25, 1969 Elmer m…

  • Baskerville,  Coal City,  Gardner,  Morris,  Wilmington

    Margaret Geiss

    Margaret Geiss Wilmington Margaret Ann Geiss Age 91 of Wilmington and formerly of Manhattan, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Alden Courts of Shorewood. Born May 21, 1927 in Joliet, Illinois, Margaret Ann was a daughter of Harry F. and Margaret Ann (Robson) Rogers. She was raised in Knoxville, Illinois before moving to Wilmington, where she graduated from the Wilmington Public Schools in 1945. Following graduation, Peg worked for Clara Hartley Woodard in the Will County Clerks Office. O…

  • Baskerville,  Coal City,  Gardner,  Morris,  Wilmington

    Louise Jensen

    Louise Jensen Carbon Hill Louise Jensen Age 85 of Carbon Hill, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the home of her daughter in Coal City. Arrangements are pending at this time under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125) A complete obituary with service details will follow as information becomes available. Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Louise’s memorial page online by logging onto:… …

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    Rodney Jenkins

    Rodney Jenkins Morris Rodney L. Jenkins Age 48 of Morris, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Morris Hospital. Born May 13, 1970 in Morris, Rodney Lee was a son of Frank and Georgia (Klinker) Jenkins. He was raised and educated in Morris and graduated from Morris High School with the class of 1988. He then went on to enroll in the electricians program through Joliet Junior College where he obtained his associate’s degree.  Rodney worked as a maintenance mechanic for Stepan Chemical…

  • Baskerville,  Coal City,  Gardner,  Morris,  Wilmington

    Wayne Fields

    Wayne Fields Reddick Wayne Fields Age 59 of Reddick and formerly of Braceville, Chicago and Norton, Virginia, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee surrounded by family. Born July 18, 1959 in Norton, Virginia, Wayne was a son of Carrie (Bell) Fields. He was raised and educated in Norton and graduated from Norton High School with the class of 1977. Wayne worked as a truck driver his entire life locally and over the road. He enjoyed spending time outdoor…

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    Roland Brown

    Roland Brown Wilmington Roland G. Brown Age 78 of Wilmington passed away Monday February 25, 2019 at Aperion Care of Wilmington. Born March 4, 1940 in Ritchie, Roland Gerald was a son of Harry and Genevieve (nee Muncey) Brown. He was raised and educated in Ritchie, and was a founding member of Faith Baptist Church in Goose Lake. Roland spent his entire working life as a farm hand for many different farmers, including Dale Butterfield and Bill Pollack. When he wasn’t working on a farm, he woul…

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    Jean Decker

    Jean Decker Wilmington Jean C. Decker Age 77 of Wilmington, passed away Wednesday morning, February 20, 2019 at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home in Joliet. Born June 18, 1941 in Wilmington, Jean was a daughter of James and Ann (O’Connor) Stanley. She was raised in Wilmington; attended St. Rose Catholic School, and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1959. Jean worked at Johnson & Johnson Personal Products for over 25 years and was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church…

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    Matt Dennis

    Matt Dennis Wilmington Matt Dennis Age 52 of Wilmington, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 18, 2019. Born July 12, 1966 in Gibson City, Illinois, Matthew Thomas is a son of Charles William and the late Phyllis Ann (Becker) Dennis. He was raised in Champaign and Eureka before moving to Wilmington with his family in 1983. Matt graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1985, and worked for the family business, Super Valu in Wilmington until 2007. Matt went on to attend I…

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    Joan Wojtonik

    Joan Wojtonik Wilmington Joan Mary Wojtonik Age 80 of Wilmington, formerly of Chicago, passed away peacefully Thursday February 14, 2019 at her home. Born January 2, 1939 in Chicago, Joan was a daughter of Samuel Ennis and Florence Cease. She was raised and educated in Chicago, and on July 9, 1960 she married Phillip Wojtonik. Joan and Phillip raised their family in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago, and she was employed for many years as a sales associate with the Archer Avenue Big Stor…

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    Faye Hansen

    Faye Hansen Wilmington Faye Hansen Age 83 of Wilmington, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday morning, February 9, 2019 with loving family by her side. Born at home in Wilmington on October 25, 1935, Faye Ann was a daughter of Melvin A. and Josephine E. (Swartz) Friddle. She was raised and educated in Wilmington and went on to marry Ellsworth K. Hansen. Faye worked at Hansen’s Confectionery and later became one of the first employees of Precision Components in Wilmington, from where…

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    Doug Stewart

    Doug Stewart Wilmington Doug Stewart Age 53 of Wilmington, Illinois and formerly Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away February 10, 2019 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Born April 1, 1965 in Frankfort, Kentucky, Douglas is a son of George and Carolyn (Jones) Stewart of Greenville, South Carolina. Doug worked as a self-employed general contractor, and owned and operated Quality First Construction and Remodeling in Wilmington. In addition to being one whom enjoyed spending time at home eithe…

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    Stanton Roeder, Sr.

    Stanton Roeder, Sr. Wilmington Stanton H. Roeder, Sr. Age 91 of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Silver Cross Medical Center in New Lenox. Born April 11, 1927 in Dwight, Illinois, Stanton Herman was a son of George and Louise (Beck) Roeder. He was raised and educated in Dwight and graduated from Dwight High School. Stanton was a Veteran of the Korean War, and honorably served in the United States Army. He went on to marry Annabelle Matone in the First Presbyterian Church i…

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    Gary Morris

    Gary Morris Gardner Gary Morris Age 76 of Gardner, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in Surprise, Arizona. The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation on Friday, February 15, 2019 between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 203 Liberty Street in Gardner. Funeral services will follow on Saturday morning, February 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 165 East Rice Road in South Wilmington. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated with R…

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    Mary Bonkowski

    Mary Bonkowski Custer Park Mary Bonkowski Age 97 of Custer Park, Illinois and formerly of Chicago, passed away Tuesday morning, February 5, 2019 at Riverside Rehabilitation Center in Kankakee. Born April 16, 1921 in Chicago, Mary was a daughter of Karl and Caroline Fruestick. She married Edward H. Bonkowski, and he preceded her on death in 1958. Mary was employed in the warehouse for A&P Foods until her retirement, and then went on to work as a housekeeper for various clients on the Gold …

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    Richard Elberts

    Richard Elberts Coal City Richard Dale Elberts Age 86 of Coal City, passed away Saturday February 2, 2019 at his home. Born November 29, 1932 at his parents’ home at 330 W. Oak St. in Coal City. His was the youngest child of Frank and Josephine Elberts. He was raised and educated in Coal City, graduating from Coal City High School with the Class of 1951. Farming was a huge part of his life and was a proud member of the first FFA at Coal City High School in 1948. Recently he donated a tractor …

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    Paul “Jim” Hines

    Paul “Jim” Hines Coal City Paul “Jim” Hines Age 83 of Coal City passed away Friday February 1, 2019 at Heritage Health in Dwight. Born December 22, 1935 in Morris, Paul James was a son of Daniel and Catherine (nee Sadie) Hines. He was raised and educated in Coal City, and graduated from Coal City High School with the Class of 1953. On October 2, 1955, Jim married JoAnn Schimandle in Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958, and following h…

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    Nellann Bales

    Nellann Bales Coal City Nellann Bales Age 54 of Coal City, formerly Lockport, passed away unexpectedly on Monday January 28, 2019 at her home. Born January 8, 1965 in Joliet, Nellann Marie was a daughter of Edward and Shirley (nee Viano) Bales. She was raised and educated in Lockport, and graduated from Lockport Township High School with the Class of 1983. Nellann owned and operated Nelly’s Landscaping, in addition to waitressing at Lone Star Restaurant and Lounge in Channahon and provided ho…