• 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,  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,  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,  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,  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…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Sun "Sue" Rude

    Sun “Sue” Rude, 74, of Bradley, passed away at her home on Thursday July 12th, 2018. Sue was born on May 26th, 1944 in South Korea to Hyeong Suki and Oak Bun (Lee) Mun. She married Ronald Rude in Soul, South Korea on December 12th, 1967. Sue loved gardening and was a very creative person always creating macramé. Sue is survived by one daughter Suki (Richard) Martin of Bourbonnais; granddaughter and grandson Ashlee and Ryan Martin of Bourbonnais; great granddaughter Elina Martin of Bourbonnais; sister Suzie Mun of Bradley; nephew James Halbig of Alabama; one brother and two sisters in South Korea; and Mother-in-law Marguerite Rude of Bradley. She is…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Jack S. Meece

    Jack S. Meece, 79, of Kankakee passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his home. He was born on July 24, 1938 in Lexington, the son of the late Delno and Lura (Stephens) Meece. Jack married Beverly Pedersen on September 8, 1962 in Dwight. Jack graduated from Reddick High School and University of Illinois with a degree in Civil Engineering. He was the owner of Meece Engineering in Bradley for 26 years until his retirement. Jack served in the National Guard for six years. He was a member of National Society of Professional Engineers, Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, American Lutheran Church, 100 Club of Kankakee County, Kankakee Valley…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Bernard F. Fritz

    Bernard Francis Fritz of Herscher passed away on July 11, 2018 at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee. He was born on June 10, 1922 in Pilot Township, the son of Carl and Mary Fritz. Bernard married Doris Virginia Mau on July 17, 1948 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Kankakee. They were married almost 69 years when she passed on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Bernard grew up on a farm in Pilot Township at the time his father was still farming with horses. He attended grade school in a one room rural school-house and high school in Herscher. After marriage, Bernard spent his entire life engaged in farming. Bernard served on…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Jennifer Fisher-Saathoff

    Jennifer Fisher-Saathoff, 44, of Bradley passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at her home. She was born on April 16, 1974 in Kankakee, the daughter of William and Suzann (Billingsley) Fisher. Jennifer enjoyed shopping and country music; but most of all, she loved spending time with her daughters. She is survived by two daughters Judith Saathoff (Joshua Baker) of Bourbonnais and Monica Saathoff of Herscher; their father Timothy Saathoff of Herscher; one brother Michael Fisher of Momence; niece and nephew Mackenzie and Christian Fisher of Momence; and her significant other Kevin Pawlowski of Bradley. She was preceded in death by her parents, paternal grandparents Caroll O. and Betty Fisher,…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Elizabeth "Liz" Christopher

    Elizabeth “Liz” Christopher, 79, of Kankakee passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at University of Chicago Hospital. She was born on August 8, 1938 in Lexington, the daughter of John and Ethel (Burke) Adams. Liz married Kenneth Christopher on March 12, 1960 in Dwight. Liz enjoyed working in her garden and crafts. A loving wife, mother, sister and friend, she loved spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her three children Kim Drager, Karen Anders and Kevin Christopher; one sister Mary Robinson; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Dick Adams. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial visitation…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Douglas E. Leathers Jr

    Douglas E. Leathers Jr, 71, of Kankakee passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He was born on May 2, 1947 in Bloomington, the son of Douglas Sr and Bernadette (Whitsell) Leathers. Douglas was employed with Illinois Central Railroad and Kankakee Water Company. He enjoyed fishing and making custom knives. Douglas was a Vietnam Veteran with the United States Army. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He is survived by his son Brian Leathers of Bourbonnais; his daughter Christine Robinson of Crescent City; his mother Bernadette Leathers of Bourbonnais; two sisters and brothers-in-law Sheree (Jeff)…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Gene Williams

    Gene Williams, 89, of Kankakee passed away June 29, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born June 6, 1929 in Carrier Mills, IL to Uriel C. and Eva Mae (Evans) Williams. Gene proudly served our country in the U. S. Navy. He married Elizabeth Poole October 24, 1953 in Buncombe, IL. He worked for the state of Illinois for 36 years at Shapiro Developmental Center and then as chief engineer at Howe Developmental Center in Tinley Park, IL until he retired. Gene enjoyed his church and loved spending time with his family and was devoted to his wife and family. Gene is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Kankakee,…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Paul Kroll

    Paul Elwyn Kroll, 89, lifelong resident of Herscher, IL. died on June 30, 2018. Paul was born to Joseph and Florence (Essington) Kroll on June 18, 1929. Paul grew up on and farmed his family’s farm south of Herscher for many years. He and his loving wife Myra Jean (Adamson) Kroll, whom he married on November 7, 1953, began their family there. He attended and graduated from Herscher High School. He was a member of Herscher United Methodist Church where for many years he volunteered his time for church functions. He was also a member of Loyal order of Moose, Mason’s Life member, Life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars…

  • Bourbonnais,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Warner Diefenbach

    Warner Diefenbach, 96, of Bonfield passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the home and farm where he lived his entire life. He was born on June 15, 1922 in Bonfield, the son of Louis and Anna (Piper) Diefenbach. Warner was a 1940 graduate from Herscher High School and an FFA Alumni. He took over the family farm at a young age and became a lifelong and respected dairy and grain farmer. He was a member of the Kankakee County Farm Bureau since 1946 and was an associate and elected Director of the Kankakee County Soil and Water for 27 years. He enjoyed going to farm meetings, C.I.G.C. monthly…