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    Jerome B. Doty, 71

    Jerome B. Doty, 71 Oct 11, 2019 Jerome B. Doty, 71, of Rockford, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. He was born Dec. 29, 1947, in Woodstock, Ill., the son of Everet and Lucille (Mends) Doty. Jerome grew up on a farm in Woodstock. Jerome married the love of his life, Suzanne Arko, on Nov. 1, 1980. He… read more

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    Barry A. Lamb Sr., 75

    Barry A. Lamb Sr., 75 Oct 11, 2019 Barry A. Lamb Sr., 75, of Woodstock, Ill., passed away Wednesday Oct. 9, 2019, at Northwestern Medicine Huntley Hospital in Huntley, Ill. Barry was born Oct. 22, 1943, to the late Robert and Jeanne (Pilotte) Lamb in Kankakee, Ill. Barry is survived by his wife of 53… read more

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    Dennis Terrell Nix, 73

    Dennis Terrell Nix, 73 Oct 8, 2019 Dennis Terrell Nix, age 73, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. Denny was born March 9, 1946, in Waukegan, Ill., the son of Emily Mary (née Urcikan) and Charles Terrell Nix. As the courageous soldier he was, he bravely fought the effects of Agent Orange since… read more

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    Albert F. Rhino, 91

    Albert F. Rhino, 91 Oct 4, 2019 Albert “Al” F. Rhino, 91, died Sept. 26, 2019, at JourneyCare Hospice in Barrington, Ill. He was born on Oct. 18, 1927, to Albert C. and Irene A. Rhino in Chicago. He graduated from Stienmetz High School in 1945. While there, he entered ROTC and attained the rank of… read more

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    Charlene Rae Landers, 77

    Charlene Rae Landers, 77 Oct 1, 2019 On Sept. 26, 2019, Charlene Rae Landers (List) passed away at the age of 77, surrounded by her family. Born on Oct. 12, 1941, Char was better known by her loved ones as “Nonnie,” a moniker that became synonymous with her kind heart, selfless nature, and love and… read more

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    Baltus ‘Bill’ Wilhelm Ortmann, 84

    Baltus ‘Bill’ Wilhelm Ortmann, 84 Sep 26, 2019 Baltus “Bill” Wilhelm Ortmann passed away at Journey Care in Woodstock, Ill., on Sept. 19, 2019, at the age of 84. Per his request, no service will be held at this time. Baltus was born July 31, 1935, in Johannesburg, Germany, and has two sisters. Bultus migrated to… read more

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    James E. Berner, 88

    James E. Berner, 88 Sep 23, 2019 James E Berner, a lifelong resident of Woodstock, Ill., departed this earth for eternal life early Saturday morning, Sept. 21, 2019. He died peacefully in his sleep at the young age of 88, having entered life on Dec. 29, 1930. He is the oldest child of Pia and Joe… read more

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    Robert “Dutch” Steinwehe, 89

    Robert “Dutch” Steinwehe, 89 Sep 14, 2019 Robert W. “Dutch” Steinwehe, 89, of Woodstock, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at his home in Woodstock. He was born Feb. 15, 1930, in Woodstock to Albert F. and Ida (Lange) Steinwehe Sr. He married Elaine L. Stieg on Sept. 24, 1955, in Woodstock. Dutch was a… read more

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    Lynn Morton Pensinger, 81

    Lynn Morton Pensinger, 81 Sep 5, 2019 Lynn Morton Pensinger, 81, of Woodstock, Ill., died peacefully on Sept. 1, 2019, at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. A visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 13, from 4-7 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Terra Cotta Ave. (Route 176),… read more

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    Elizabeth L. “Beth” Messman, 52

    Elizabeth L. “Beth” Messman, 52 Aug 29, 2019 Elizabeth L. “Beth” Messman, 52, of Woodstock, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, at her home. She was born in Woodstock on Jan. 23, 1967, to Marion and Grace (Thompson) Messman. That was the same day as the blizzard in 1967. Beth was a graduate of Woodstock… read more

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    John I. Rowe Jr., 75

    John I. Rowe Jr., 75 Aug 27, 2019 John I. Rowe Jr. age 75, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born on Sept. 12, 1943, in Chicago to John and Darline (Colton) Rowe. He married Patricia Worm on Nov. 18, 1983. John’s lifelong passion was training,… read more

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    William K. Hahn, 94

    William K. Hahn, 94 Aug 19, 2019 William K. Hahn, 94, of Woodstock, was called home to be forever with his Lord on Aug. 17, 2019, in McHenry with his family by his side. Bill was born in Union, Ill., on May 21, 1925, to William F. and Clara J. (Wilkins) Hahn. He married Helga Bluemel on July 9, 1954…. read more

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    Priscilla Smith, 77

    Priscilla Smith, 77 Aug 13, 2019 Illinois educator and social activist Priscilla Smith was born in Chicago, Ill., on June 12, 1942, and passed away in Morton Grove, Ill., on Aug. 5, 2019. Pris was the oldest child of Bette Hill Robinson and Sandy Smith, and sister of Pamela Smith, Roger (Kavitha)… read more

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    Anthony (Tony) Vecchione, 54

    Anthony (Tony) Vecchione, 54 Aug 12, 2019 Anthony (Tony) Vecchione passed away in the early morning of Aug. 2, 2019, after a long and valiant battle with cancer, his daughter by his side. Cremation rights have been accorded. A visitation and gathering of family and friends was held on Thursday Aug. 8, 2019,… read more

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    Barbara Ann (Roskie) Corbett, 83

    Barbara Ann (Roskie) Corbett, 83 Aug 12, 2019 Barbara Ann (Roskie) Corbett, 83, died on Aug. 2, 2019, after a short illness. She was the daughter of Toney and Catherine Roskie. She passed away at JourneyCare Woodstock, the site of the hospital in which she was born on Jan. 24, 1936. She is survived by her loving… read more

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    Terry Thompson, 85

    Terry Thompson, 85 Aug 12, 2019 Terry Thompson, 85, of Lake Geneva, Wis., Florida, and Woodstock, Ill., passed away Aug. 7, 2019. He was born May 5, 1934, to Loren and Helen Thompson of Woodstock. For 50 years, Terry was an owner-operator in trucking, most of which was “over the road” between… read more

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    Carolyn R. (Cox) Mahoney, 77

    Carolyn R. (Cox) Mahoney, 77 Aug 1, 2019 Carolyn Ruth (Cox) Mahoney, age 77, passed away Monday, July 29, 2019, following a courageous battle with cancer at Froedtert South, Pleasant Prairie, Wis. She was born in Carrollton, Mo., Feb. 13, 1942, daughter of the late Gordon and Melissa “Ruth” (née: Lathrop)… read more

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    Marcella Mathilda Habbley, 96

    Marcella Mathilda Habbley, 96 Jul 30, 2019 Marcella Mathilda Habbley, 96, of Harvard, died Friday, July 26, 2019, at the Mercy Harvard Care Center. She was born March 2, 1923, in Union, Ill., to Emil and Elsa (Zickuhr) Dorow. Marcella attended Zion Lutheran Elementary and graduated from Marengo Community High… read more

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    Caryl Lynne Montgomery, 69

    Caryl Lynne Montgomery, 69 Jul 23, 2019 Caryl Lynne Montgomery, 69, of Woodstock, passed away on June 30, 2019. Caryl was born in Sandwich, Ill., on Feb. 8, 1950, to Charles and Charlene (Strode) Montgomery. Caryl attended Woodstock schools and graduated in 1968. She worked for Pete Frate Line for over 30… read more

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    Douglas L. “Doug” Thompson, 62

    Douglas L. “Doug” Thompson, 62 Jul 23, 2019 The family of Doug Thompson, who passed away Feb. 28 earlier this year, would like to invite all who knew him to join them in a celebration of his life on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Niko’s Red Mill in Woodstock, Ill., beginning at 2 p.m. Food and beverages will be… read more

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    Susan Albrechtsen Anderson, 71

    Susan Albrechtsen Anderson, 71 Jul 21, 2019 Susan Albrechtsen Anderson peacefully stepped forward into the next life on Friday, July 19, 2019, at her home in Woodstock, Ill. Susan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Aug. 31, 1947. She graduated from Clearfield High School as its first National Merit Scholar… read more

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    Betty Eileen Housby, 84

    Betty Eileen Housby, 84 Jul 12, 2019 Betty Eileen (Raffel) Housby went to heaven peacefully on July 5, 2019. She was born on Aug. 12, 1934, in Des Plaines, Ill., to the late Herbert and Sophia Raffel. She spent most of her working years as an executive secretary at Intermatic Inc. in Spring Grove, Ill.,… read more

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    Kathleen (Katie) A. Flannigan, 42

    Kathleen (Katie) A. Flannigan, 42 Jun 29, 2019 Kathleen (Katie) A. Flannigan, age 42, of Woodstock, passed away June 28, 2019, with her loving family and friends by her side. She was born on Aug. 8, 1976, in Woodstock, Ill., to William O’Brien Sr. and Colleen (Joyce) O’Brien. Katie was a paramedic-firefighter for… read more

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    Patricia J. McCaleb, 87

    Patricia J. McCaleb, 87 Jun 21, 2019 Pat McCaleb, 87, passed away on June 11, 2019, in Woodstock. She was born Jan. 25, 1932, in Madison Wis., to William and Harriet (Lewna) Schmidt. Pat’s avocation was singing, beginning in elementary school and continuing through high school and her adult life,… read more

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    Bruce Lewellyn, 83

    Bruce Lewellyn, 83 Jun 18, 2019 Bruce Lewellyn, age 83, passed away June 15, 2019, with his loving family by his side. Bruce was born on May 18, 1936, in Sullivan, Ind., to Lester and Mary (Clerk) Lewellyn. He married the love of his life, Margaret Ellis, on June 7, 1959, and they recently… read more

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    Everett Donald Hunter, 91

    Everett Donald Hunter, 91 Jun 13, 2019 After a lifetime of helping family and friends, Everett Donald Hunter, 91, died at home with his daughter, wife, and grandson on Jan. 10, 2019. Everett was a strong supporter of the McHenry County Fair and a staple of the Hartland community for 70 years. If you would… read more

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    Charles Ron Church, 83

    Charles Ron Church, 83 Jun 7, 2019 Charles Ron Church, 83, of Marengo, passed away on June 6, 2019, at the JourneyCare Hospice in Woodstock. He was born March 11, 1936, in Woodstock to Frank and Nellie (Widman) Church. He married Patricia Marsh on June 13, 1959, and together they had four beautiful… read more

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    Steven James Pierce, 73

    Steven James Pierce, 73 Jun 6, 2019 Steven James Pierce, 73, of Huntley, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, on a dream vacation in Alaska, completing his goal of visiting all 50 states. He was born on Aug. 2, 1945 in Woodstock, Ill., to James and Mildred Pierce. He graduated from Woodstock High… read more

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    Melody J Strauss, 68

    Melody J Strauss, 68 Jun 5, 2019 Melody J Strauss, 68, of Washington, Ill. (formerly of Woodstock, Ill.), died June 1, 2019, gracefully and peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 28, 1950, in San Antonio, Texas, to Philip A. and Dorothy Jean Walker Horn. She married Lt. Richard E…. read more

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    William A. Brucher, 73

    William A. Brucher, 73 Jun 5, 2019 William A. Brucher, 73, of Woodstock, died Friday May 24, 2019, at the Pavilion of Waukegan Care Unit. He was born in Chicago on March 16, 1946, to Andrew and Lillian (Woods) Brucher. Bill was a veteran serving in the Navy. He worked as a police officer for Woodstock… read more

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    Neil S. Smith, 64

    Neil S. Smith, 64 May 31, 2019 Neil S. Smith, 64, of Woodstock, passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at the Northwestern Hospital-McHenry. He was born Dec. 25, 1954, in Chicago to Jack and Velma (Lowe) Smith. He married Vicki Kobus on May 6, 1995, in Cary, Ill. Neil will be remembered as a simple… read more

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    Larry L. Rowe, 81

    Larry L. Rowe, 81 May 22, 2019 Larry L. Rowe, age 81, of Woodstock, passed away, May 19, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Marengo, Ill., on March 8, 1938 to Charles and Ruth (Smith) Rowe. He married Cynthia (Carroll) Rowe on Oct. 29, 2005, in Woodstock. Larry enjoyed playing… read more

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    Marek Hiller

    Marek Hiller Marek Hiller, age 64, of Fox Lake passed Saturday May 11 at home with family present. Beloved husband of 30 years to Elzbieta (Ela); loving Step Father Daniel Bebeniec (Andrea Soucek). Loving Father to Sebastian and Blanca Hiller; Beloved grandfather to Evelyn Bebeniec, Julian and Rose Hiller. Also very dear friend to many. Born in Poland and moving to the United States in the late 1990’s with his family for a new way of life. He worked as a machine operator for many years to pro…

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    Leonard Benson

    Leonard Benson Leonard Wayne Benson 76 of Woodstock died Monday May 13, 2019 at Northwestern Hospital- Huntley. He was born in Woodstock on February 5, 1943 to Gordon and Violet Benson. He married Lynne Schultz on April 25, 1969 at Nativity Lutheran Church in Wonder Lake. Leonard was a very devout member at both Nativity Lutheran Church and Grace Lutheran Church in Richmond. He worked as a farmer and a rural mail carrier. His favorite role was as an organist for both churches. He served …

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    Michael “Mike” Kaminski

    Michael “Mike” Kaminski Michael (Mike) Thomas Kaminski, 43, passed away surrounded by family at the JourneyCare Hospice Facility in Woodstock, IL on May 12, 2019, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Mike’s positive spirit and incredible sense of humor helped him fight for every moment with his family and friends until he passed. Mike was born on July 18, 1975 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. He spent his early years playing dress up with his big sister and lea…

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    Lori Sorensen

    Lori Sorensen Lori S. (Judson) Sorensen 54, of Walworth, Wis., loving wife, mother, best friend and fishing partner died Sunday May 12, 2019 at her home in Walworth. She was born in Woodstock on October 1, 1964 the daughter of Jim and Loretta (Blackburn) Judson. She married David Sorensen on September 7, 1991 in Woodstock.  Lori graduated from Woodstock Community High School She went on to college receiving her Bachelor and Master’s Degree at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb. She w…

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    Michael (Mike) Thomas Kaminski, 43

    Michael (Mike) Thomas Kaminski, 43 May 14, 2019 Michael (Mike) Thomas Kaminski, 43, passed away surrounded by family at the JourneyCare Hospice Facility in Woodstock, Ill., on May 12, 2019, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Mike’s positive spirit and incredible sense of humor helped him fight… read more

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    David Grote

    David Grote David M. Grote, 76, of Harvard, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019 at the Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital in McHenry. A visitation has been arranged from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. seminary Avenue, Woodstock.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the St. Mary Catholic Church, 312 Lincoln Avenue, Woodstock.  Military honors will take place in Calvary Cath…

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    Dorothy M. Cox, 86

    Dorothy M. Cox, 86 May 12, 2019 Dorothy M. Cox died peacefully in her sleep on April 23 after nearly 87 trips around the sun.. She was born Dorothy Heiden in Blue Island, Ill., on June 23, 1932, and lived there for more than seven decades before moving to Woodstock, Ill. Dorothy lived a beautiful… read more