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    Wade F. Dailey

    WADE DAILEY MORTON – Wade F. Dailey, 22, of Morton, formerly of Tremont, passed away Saturday, September 1, 2018, at his home. He was born on February 9, 1996, in Peoria. Surviving are his parents, John and Victoria Dailey of Pekin; one brother, Colton Dailey, of Rolla, Mo.; two sisters, Jordan Dailey and Vivian Dailey, both of Pekin; maternal grandmother, Sharon Browder of Morton; maternal grandfather, Ken Thackeray of Melvin, Ill.; and paternal grandparents, William and Linda Dailey of Hopedale, Ill. Wade was a 2014 graduate of Tremont High School. During his high school career, he ran with both the cross country and track teams. Wade was also a member…

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    James H. Alexander

    MORTON – James H. Alexander, 81, of Morton, passed away Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, at Heartland Health Care Center – Riverview in East Peoria. James was born March 25, 1937, to James and Doral (Hilgert) Alexander. On July 2, 1960, he married Mary Lou Hargadine in Pekin. He later married Juanita Howard on Nov. 4, 1972, in Morton. She preceded James in death on Aug. 23, 2015. Surviving are two daughters, Audra (Matt) Moore of Mapleton, Ill., and Kim (Randolph) Merritt of Stone Mountain, Ga.; and five grandchildren, Aaron and Alexander Callen and Matthew, Christopher, and Shelbie Moore. James is a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served…

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    Jerald W. Coots

    JERALD COOTS MORTON – Jerald W. Coots, 80, of Morton, passed away Friday, August 24, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria due to complications related to a long battle with myelodysplastic syndrome. Jerry was born December 14, 1937, in Havana, Ill., to Ed and L. Harriett (Bell) Coots. He married Linda Patterson and later married Janet Eidson on June 29, 1991, in Morton. He is survived by his wife, six children, Christopher (Jill) Coots of Phoenix, Ariz., Bradley (Carmen) Coots of Sioux Falls, S.D., Janelle (Russell) Ferrell of League City, Texas, Tressa (Jeff) Schumacher of Washington, Troy (Robin) Eidson of Port Orange, Fla., Angie (Bret) Markum of…

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    Margaret M. Pfeffinger

    WASHINGTON – Margaret M. Pfeffinger, 99, of Washington, passed away Thur., Aug. 23, 2018, at Reflections Memory Care in Washington. Margaret was born April 29, 1919, in Washington, to Mahlon, Sr. and Mable (Schick) Blumenshine. She married Edward Pfeffinger on Nov. 29, 1942, in Canton, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1980. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Mahlon Blumenshine, Jr.; and two sisters, Marie Marsh and Mildred Wind. Surviving are one daughter, Joyce (Wally) Schuck of Washington; one granddaughter, Gina (Steve) Harris of Saratoga, Calif.; and two great-granddaughters, Ryann Harris and Camden Harris. Margaret and her husband farmed in the Eureka area. She…

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    Marie E. Taufer

    MARIE E. TAUFER MORTON – Marie E. Taufer, 93, of Morton, passed away Tues., Aug. 21, 2018, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Marie was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Morton, to Henry Sr. and Kathryn (Steiner) Grimm. She married Robert Taufer on May 4, 1947, in Morton. He preceded her in death on March 19, 1995. She is also preceded in death by two brothers, Bob and Hank Grimm; and two sisters, Carolyn Easterling and Norma Zeller. Surviving are four children, Dana (Kris) Taufer of Morton, Gail (Bill) Mayo of Morton, Ted (Kenda) Taufer of Goodfield, and Ree (Jim) Hartman of Congerville; and 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She…

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    Clarence Clyde Bollegar

    MORTON – Clarence Clyde Bollegar, 88, of Morton, passed away Tues., Aug. 21, 2018, at Aperion Care Morton Villa. Clyde was born Nov. 6, 1929, in Pekin, to Clarence and Elizabeth (Kuecks) Bollegar. He married Wilma Zimmerman on June 6, 1956 in Morton. She preceded him in death on Feb. 19, 2014. Surviving are two daughters, Krista K. (Dr. Erik) Opperman of Morton and Nancy A. Bollegar of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Dr. David (Rebecca) Opperman and Dr. Jonathan (Meredith) Opperman, both of Morton, and Kathryn (Uriah) Kilgallin of Washington; and four great-grandchildren, Charles Opperman, James Opperman, Lydia Kilgallin, and Anna Kilgallin. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, Myrna Bollegar…

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    Ellen H. Freidinger

    MORTON – Ellen H. Freidinger, 86, of Morton, passed away Mon., Aug. 20, 2018 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Ellen was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Wüstenrot, Germany to Eugen and Gertrud (Schöllmann) Fischer. She married Lester Freidinger on Feb. 14, 1964 in Morton. Surviving are her husband, Les of Morton; one son, Fritz (Cathy) Freidinger of Glenview, Ill.; one daughter, Inge (Steve) Flinn of East Peoria; and six grandchildren, Ellia and Andi Flinn, and Alex, Kate, John, and Ben Freidinger. She is also survived by one brother, Eckhard (Ingrid) Fischer and one sister-in-law, Annelore Fischer, all of Stuttgart, Germany. She was preceded in death by one brother, Werner…

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    Camila Louise Zbinden-Rodgers

    East Peoria – Camila Louise Zbinden-Rodgers, of East Peoria, infant daughter to Shelby Zbinden and Benjamin Rodgers, passed away August 17, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born August 6, 2018, in Peoria. Camila is survived by her parents and one brother Remington. She is also survived by her grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

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    Russell E. Myers

    MORTON – Russell E. “Russ” Myers, 92, of Morton, passed away Sun., Aug. 12, 2018, at Heartland Health Care Center-Riverview, in East Peoria. Russ was born Feb. 19, 1926, in Fairview, Ill., to Frank and Flossie (Munson) Myers. He grew up in a farming family among eight siblings in rural Illinois where he was known by his nickname “Bill”. He married Josephine Neff in 1946. Russ was preceded in death by his beloved wife on Oct. 22, 2015. One of his last acts of devotion was his tender care of Josephine in her struggle with Alzheimer’s. Surviving are three sons, Russ (Kathy) Myers of Morton, Joe (Linda) Myers of Sunrise…

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    Henry C. VanderHeyden

    MORTON – Henry C. “Hank” VanderHeyden, 94, of Morton, passed away Thurs., Aug. 16, 2018, at his residence. Hank was born April 5, 1924, in South Pekin, to Rollin and Mary (Lord) VanderHeyden. He married Charlotte M. Anderson on June 12, 1949, in Pekin. He later married Carol J. (Garber) Hayes on Jan. 30, 1999, in Morton. Surviving are his wife, Carol of Morton, and her sons, Jordan Mott of Dallas, Texas and Bradley Hayes of Columbus, Ohio, and daughter Alicia Cicarelli of St. Louis, Mo. He is also survived by three nieces, Sherry (VanderHeyden) Arnett, Peggy (Fabry) Collins, and Susan (Potter) Koonce; two nephews, Mark Fabry and William Horvat;…

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    Ruth Mary Greene

    MORTON – Ruth Mary Greene, 92, of Morton, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at Morton Villa in Morton. Ruth was born September 12, 1925, in Morton, to Samuel K. and Carrie E. (Moschel) Tuffentsamer. She married Frank Greene on November 18, 1945, in Peoria. He preceded her in death on November 18, 2012. She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Wayne, Eldon and Gerald. Surviving are two daughters, Sharon (Rod) Petro of Tremont and Linda (Delbert) Newbury of Lebanon, Ky; one son, Randall (Lynn) Greene of Morton; 9 grandchildren, Tim, Ty, Nathan, Todd, Scott, Jason, Ryan, Kyle and Carrie; 17 great grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; one sister-in-law,…

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    Leonard L. Kindred

    MORTON – Leonard L. Kindred, 88, of Morton, passed away Wed., Aug. 15, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Leonard was born on Feb. 5, 1930, in Armington, Ill., to Shannon and Gladys (Bishop) Kindred. He married Patricia Beckholt in 1958 in Chicago Heights, Ill. Surviving are his wife, Patricia of Morton; five children, Dr. Stephen (Lisa) Kindred of Bloomington, Ill., Nancy (Michael) Scharf of Keller, Texas, Dr. David (Lynette) Kindred of Morton, Robert (Karla) Kindred of Houston, Texas, and Julia Kindred of Morton; 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Eleanor Wellenwriter of Danvers, Ill., and Carol (Mel) Benson of Tremont;…

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    Cheryl L. Mumm

    MORTON – Cheryl L. Mumm, 73, of Morton, passed away Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Cheryl was born Sept. 21, 1944, in Pekin, to Jack and Eleanor (Bennett) Hymbaugh. She first married James Richard Cox, and later married Pete Mumm in Pekin; both deceased. Surviving are one daughter, Kim (Chris) West of Morton; one son, Curtis Cox of Bloomington; three grandchildren, Tracie Earl, Corey West, and Nicole West, all of Morton; two brothers, Jack (Mary Jane) Hymbaugh of Ariz., and Mike Stieghorst of Dillon, Ill.; and one sister, Debra Bohannon. Also surviving is one sister-in-law, Red Stieghorst, of Dillon, Ill. Cheryl was preceded…

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    Roberta F. Pike

    MORTON – Roberta F. Pike, 72, of Morton, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Apostolic Christian Restmor, Inc. in Morton. Roberta was born October 12, 1945, in Peoria, to Frank and Charlotte (Andrews) Gilbertt. She married Jim Pike on April 26, 1966, in Bartonville, Ill. Surviving are her husband, Jim of Morton; one daughter, Debbie Pike and her husband, Michael Gasiamis of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Marsha (Dick) Rankin of Colo. and Judith Gilbertt of Calif.; and one grandson, Nolan James Gasiamis. Roberta was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, James Michael Gasiamis. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Roberta was a…

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    Charles F. Dirst

    CHARLES DIRST Morton – Charles F. “Chuck” “Charley” Dirst, 87, of Morton, passed away Friday, August 10, 2018, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria. Charles was born April 22, 1931, in Morris, Ill., to Paul and Ella (Knudson) Dirst. He married Loretta Collman on Oct. 13, 1957, in Yorkville, Ill. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Dirst, of Morton; four children, Philip Dirst, of Atlanta, GA, Julie (Mike Shane) Shane, of Morton, Matthew (Sixto Wagan) Dirst, of Houston, Texas, and Emily (Tony) LaCivita, of Downers Grove, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Alexander Dirst, Jeff (Kirsten) Shane, Kevin and Alex Shane, Katy, Joe and Charley LaCivita; one brother, James Dirst of Yorkville, Ill.; one sister,…

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    David H. "Dave" Nixon

    PEORIA – David H. “Dave” Nixon, 66, of Peoria, passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Dave was born Nov. 5, 1951 in Peoria, to Harold and Margaret (Stauffer) Nixon. He married Kathleen A. Miller on Oct. 7, 1978 in Carlock, Ill. Surviving are his wife, Kathy, of Peoria; one daughter, Megan (Judson) Swan of Washington, Ill.; one son, Matt Nixon of Peoria; and one grandson, Caleb David Swan of Washington. He is also survived by one sister, Patti (Bob) Wrobel of Lakewood Ranch, Fla. and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Dave graduated from Richwoods High School…

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    Eunice C. Foster

    Eunice C. Foster, 87, of Morton, passed away Fri., July 27, 2018, at Washington Christian Village. Eunice was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Cuba, Ill., to Donald and Dorothea (Donaldson) Clayberg. She married Max Foster on June 3, 1956 in Cuba. He preceded Eunice in death on Nov. 1, 2005. She was also preceded in death by one sister, Louise Yemm Surviving are three sons, Rock (Deborah) Foster of St. Louis, Mo., Robert (Sandra) Foster of Conyers, Ga., and Douglas (Cathy) Foster of Rantoul, Ill.; one daughter, Lynne Foster of Evanston, Ill.; and two grandchildren, Michael Foster of St. Louis and Will Foster of Atlanta, Ga. She is also survived…

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    Michel B. Khouri

    July 23, 2018 Michel B. Khouri MORTON – Michel B. Khouri, 76, of Morton, passed away peacefully in his home on Mon., July 23, 2018. Michel was born on April 12, 1942, in Tripoli, Lebanon, to the late Badwi and Salwa (Daoud) Khouri. He married Mary Ann Slyman on March 22, 1969. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann; three children, Nicole (Rich) Khouri Radil, Reiad (Mary) Khouri, Anthony (Tonya) Khouri; and 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Tony (Emily) Khouri of Lebanon. He was…

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    Franklin M. "Frank" Sarver, Jr.

    FRANKLIN M. SARVER, JR. MORTON – Franklin M. “Frank” Sarver, Jr., 89, of Morton passed away Wed., July 18, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Frank was born on Sept. 21, 1928, in Shelbyville, Ill., to Franklin and Mary Jane (Black) Sarver, Sr. He married Beatrice A. Sphar on July 16, 1950, in Pana, Ill. She preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 2010. He was also preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Londyn Reed. Surviving are three daughters, Cindy (Warren) Bethel of Chicago, Sandra (Joe) Cotter of Henderson, Tenn., and Wendy (Jay) DeFrees of Morton; and one son, Scot Sarver of Morton. He is also survived…

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    Kim K. Jensen

    July 19, 2018 Kim K. Jensen MACKINAW – Kim K. Jensen, 63, of Mackinaw, passed away Thurs., July 19, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Kim was born Feb. 14, 1955, in Litchfield, Ill., to Lonny and Shirley (Schuckardt) Cloyd. She married Jeffrey C. Jensen on Nov. 3, 1974 in Raymond, Ill. Surviving are her husband, Jeff of Mackinaw; one son, Chad (Brittne) Jensen of Hartford, Wis., one daughter, Brenna (Dakin) Dalpoas of Lincoln, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Dabria, Dyson, and …

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    Franklin M. “Frank” Sarver, Jr.

    July 18, 2018 Franklin M. “Frank” Sarver, Jr. FRANKLIN M. SARVER, JR. MORTON – Franklin M. “Frank” Sarver, Jr., 89, of Morton passed away Wed., July 18, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Frank was born on Sept. 21, 1928, in Shelbyville, Ill., to Franklin and Mary Jane (Black) Sarver, Sr. He married Beatrice A. Sphar on July 16, 1950, in Pana, Ill. She preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 2010. He was also preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Londyn Reed. Surviving are th…

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    Virginia L. Shoger

    VIRGINIA L. SHOGER WASHINGTON – Virginia L. Shoger, 95, of Washington, passed away Tue., July 10, 2018 at Washington Christian Village. Virginia was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Toledo, Ohio, to Blenn and Clara Belle (DeArmond) Huff. She married John Moss on Jan. 12, 1941 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on March 19, 1975. On Oct. 27, 1973, she married Albert Shoger, who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her son, Daniel Moss, in 1946 and also by a daughter, Jeanne (Moss) Smith in 2001. Surviving are two daughters, Diana (Willis) Mount of Pekin, and Kathy (Bob) Klein of…

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    Virginia L. Shoger

    July 10, 2018 Virginia L. Shoger VIRGINIA L. SHOGER WASHINGTON – Virginia L. Shoger, 95, of Washington, passed away Tue., July 10, 2018 at Washington Christian Village. Virginia was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Toledo, Ohio, to Blenn and Clara Belle (DeArmond) Huff. She married John Moss on Jan. 12, 1941 in Peoria. He preceded her in death on March 19, 1975. On Oct. 27, 1973, she married Albert Shoger, who preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her son, Daniel Mos…

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    Loretta L. Rush

    LORETTA L. RUSH DEER CREEK – Loretta L. Rush, 77 of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Deer Creek, Ill., passed away Fri., July 6, 2018 at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares, Fla. Loretta was born Sept. 28, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Penn., to William and Loretta (Barker) Dowling. She was married to Orin Eugene Rush, Sr. for 45 years before he preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 2011. Loretta is remembered and will be dearly missed by her son, Gene (Regenia) Rush of Brentwood, Tenn.; two daughters, Tina (Jesse) Mason of Pontiac, Ill., and Tammy (Donnie) Mathis of Crittenden, Ky.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one…

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    Marcella B. Chapman

    July 9, 2018 Marcella B. Chapman MARCELLA B. CHAPMAN MORTON – Marcella B. Chapman, 78, of Morton, passed away Mon., July 9, 2018, in Morton. Marcella was born April 2, 1940, in Winnebego County, Ill, to Winfred Arthur and Virgie (Larson) Chapman. Surviving are one sister, Blanche Chapman of Morton and one brother, Jim (Nola) Chapman of Lisle, Ill. Also surviving are two nieces and one nephew, Bonnie (Mike) Price of Franklin, N.C., Scott (Christine) Chapman of Beach Park, Ill., Carrie (Aaron) …

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    Loretta L. Rush

    July 6, 2018 Loretta L. Rush LORETTA L. RUSH DEER CREEK – Loretta L. Rush, 77 of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Deer Creek, Ill., passed away Fri., July 6, 2018 at Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares, Fla. Loretta was born Sept. 28, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Penn., to William and Loretta (Barker) Dowling. She was married to Orin Eugene Rush, Sr. for 45 years before he preceded her in death on Jan. 12, 2011. Loretta is remembered and will be dearly missed by her son, Gene (Regenia) Rush of Brentwood,…

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    Marcelline M. Tilley

    July 6, 2018 Marcelline M. Tilley MORTON – Marcelline M. Tilley, 90, of Morton, passed away Fri., July 6, 2018 at UnityPoint Health – Methodist in Peoria, surrounded by her family. Marcelline was born March 2, 1928, in Peoria, to Otto and Marquerite “Marie” (McNickle) Santo. On July 14, 1951 she married Harry Zimmerman in Peoria. Harry preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1978. She then married Orville Tilley on May 2, 1995 in Pekin. He preceded Marcelline in death on June 5, 2006. She was also …

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    Kaitlyn N. Wilson

    July 6, 2018 Kaitlyn N. Wilson Germantown Hills – Kaitlyn Nicole Wilson, 19 years old, was blessed with her angel’s wings in Champaign, Illinois, on Friday, July 6, 2018. She was born on January 3, 1999, in Peoria, Illinois. Kaitlyn leaves behind her father, Greg and Traci (Hanrahan) Wilson and sisters, Taylor Wilson and Meaghan Hanrahan of Germantown Hills, IL. Mother Jody Woertz and siblings, Owen Tschantz and Rebekah Purcell. Also surviving are her paternal grandparents, Duane and Joan (Wi…

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    Wayne E. Johnson

    WAYNE E. JOHNSON MORTON – Wayne E. Johnson, 75, of Morton, passed away Tues., July 3, 2018 at Fondulac Rehabilitation Center in East Peoria. Wayne was born July 26, 1942, in Lincoln, Ill., to Glenn and Gertrude (Litwiller) Johnson. He married JoAnne Burkitt on Aug. 23, 1973 in Morton. Surviving are his wife, JoAnne, of Morton; one daughter Stacie Vosberg of Anderson, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Kyla Jackson of Morton and Piper Vosberg of Anderson, Ind. He is also survived by one sister, Suzanne Breniser of Sun City, Ariz. Wayne was preceded in death by one brother and one grandchild. In his earlier years, Wayne worked as a self-employed real…

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    Wayne E. Johnson

    July 3, 2018 Wayne E. Johnson WAYNE E. JOHNSON MORTON – Wayne E. Johnson, 75, of Morton, passed away Tues., July 3, 2018 at Fondulac Rehabilitation Center in East Peoria. Wayne was born July 26, 1942, in Lincoln, Ill., to Glenn and Gertrude (Litwiller) Johnson. He married JoAnne Burkitt on Aug. 23, 1973 in Morton. Surviving are his wife, JoAnne, of Morton; one daughter Stacie Vosberg of Anderson, Ind.; and two grandchildren, Kyla Jackson of Morton and Piper Vosberg of Anderson, Ind. He is als…

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    Crystal R. Fortman

    June 28, 2018 Crystal R. Fortman MORTON – Crystal R. Fortman, 53, of Morton, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Ill. Crystal was born Jan. 22, 1965, in Peoria, Ill. to Gerald and Patsy (Sanderson) Hollan, Sr. She married Todd J. Fortman on Nov. 22, 1986, in Morton, Ill. He survives. Also surviving are two children, Brandon and Brooke Fortman, both of Morton; her mother, Patsy Hollan of Mayfield, KY; Siblings, Richard Hollan of Farmington, Ky.,…

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    Doris M. Bauman

    June 21, 2018 Doris M. Bauman DORIS M. BAUMAN MORTON – Doris M. Bauman, 92, of Morton, passed away Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Apostolic Christian Restmor Nursing Home in Morton. Doris was born Feb. 9, 1926, in Tremont, Ill., to George and Abbie (Sperry) Fort. She married Eldon Bauman on June 15, 1946 in Morton. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2013. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Mildred Schafer, Viola Dringenberg, and Louise Wanner, and two brothers, Lloyd and Ralph F…

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    Mark Bugaieski

    June 20, 2018 Mark Bugaieski MORTON – Mark Bugaieski, 58, of Champaign, formerly of Morton, passed away at his residence, Wed, June 20, 2018. Mark was born Aug. 18, 1959, in Chicago, Ill. to the late Dr. Stan Bugaieski and Maryann (Severino) Bugaieski. He married Rae Hanchett on Oct. 10, 2008. Surviving are his wife Rae Bugaieski, of Champaign; two children, Kiley Bugaieski and Brock Bugaieski, both of Morton Ill.; three step-children, Seth Hanchett, of Peoria, Ill., Ross Hanchett, of Chicago…

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    Violette E. Funk

    June 19, 2018 Violette E. Funk VIOLETTE E. FUNK MORTON – Violette E. Funk, 97, of Morton, passed away Tues., June 19, 2018 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Violette was born Nov. 25, 1920, in Gridley, Ill., to William and Oliva (Yergler) Gramm. She married Wilbert Funk on April 21, 1946 in Gridley. He preceded her in death on Feb. 14, 1999. Violette was also preceded in death by one daughter, Marian Funk; two grandsons, Daniel and Calvin; and two brothers, Art and Ed. Surviving are t…

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    Helen E. Koke

    June 17, 2018 Helen E. Koke HELEN E. KOKE MORTON – Helen E. Koke, 86, of Gering, Neb., formerly of Morton, passed away Sun., June 17, 2018 at Heritage Estates in Gering, Neb. Helen was born Aug. 13, 1931, in Easton, Ill., to Henry M. and Lucy A. (Whitehead) Pfeiffer. She married Roger H. Koke on Oct. 2, 1955 at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Topeka, Ill. He preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1998. She is survived by two sons, Bruce (Karen) Koke of Savage, Minn., and Gary (Karen) Koke of Minatar…