• Manteno

    Jesse & Mary Lou Cavitt

    Mary Lou Cavitt passed into New Life on September 22, 2018 at River North Rehabilitation Center at the age of 87 after a lengthy illness. Mary Lou was born June 10, 1931 in Cypress, Illinois to Cletus Martin and Edith Dunning Martin. Jesse Carl Cavitt passed into New Life on September 24, 2018 at Riverside Hospital, Kankakee at the age of 88. He had been ill for some time and died within 48 hours of his wife of 68 years. Jesse was born October 20, 1929 in New Burnside, Illinois to Arthur Y. Cavitt and Noma Clair Watkins Cavitt. Mary Lou Cavitt and Jesse Carl Cavitt were married on September…

  • Manteno

    Lester E. Bedore

    Lester E. Bedore, 88, of Manteno, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 18, 2018) at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno. He was born November 17, 1929, in Manteno, the son of Jesse Bedore and Irene Monnette-Bedore. Lester served in the Army during the Korean War then became a Rail Road Conductor for the Illinois Central Rail Road, Amtrak, and Metra. He retired in 1992 after 45years of service. He married Betty A Calkins on Oct. 23, 1950. He was a active volunteer for Kankakee County Humane Society. He and his wife served 30 years as directors and were instrumental in establishing a shelter for homeless animals. Both avid gardeners, they were…

  • Manteno

    Vivian Arlene Nixon-Bonser

    Vivian Arlene Nixon-Bonser, 97, passed away Monday (Sept. 17, 2018) at Miller Healthcare Center in Kankakee. She was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Grant Park, the daughter of Clarence and Irene Molthan Heusing. Vivian worked for Hilsenhoff Pharmacy and Shapiro Developmental Center. She was a member of Manteno United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was in charge of setup for Communion services. She also was active with PTA and 4-H organizations. Surviving are a son, David and Barbara Nixon, of Kankakee; daughters, Pamela and Edward Kleitsch, of North Little Rock, Ark., and Jody Williams, of Manteno; sister, Joann Revis, of Palo Alto, Calif., and grandchildren, Christine and…

  • 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…

  • Manteno

    Anthony Senesac Jr

    Anthony Senesac Jr, 87, of Manteno passed away Saturday August 25, 2018 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Senesac, a daughter Candice Duersteler, 3 sons, Bruce (Robert Frydrych) Senesac, Brent Senesac, and Brad (Eric) Lim-Senesac. A service will be held Monday September 3, 2018 at 9:30am at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Brown-Jensen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

  • 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,  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…