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Eldon W. Lane, 85, of Morris, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Regency Care of Morris with his friend, Nancy Bauer, by his side. He was born in Kinsman IL on July 19, 1934, the son of the late Howard and Marie (Sereno) Lane.Raised on the family farm, Eldon was born at h…

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Violet Laverne DanielsAge 101, of Braceville, IL passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home in Joliet, IL. Born February 14, 1919 in Magnolia, IL to the late Charles and Myrtle Phillips.  She married Cecil Preston Daniels on September 12, 1947…

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Ellen Christine Hoffman, 58, of Cullom, IL, was granted her angel wings on February 21st, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.Ellen was born on January 17th, 1962 in Fairbury, IL to James Perkins and Joanne Perkins (Cullom). She grew up in a loving family with one sister, Elaine Clapp…

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Anton F. BosonettaAge 81 of Diamond, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020, at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Morris, following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's.Born March 7, 1938 in Morris, Illinois, Anton Felix was a son of Anton and Martha Leonelda (Gallo) Bosonetta. He …

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Christi Sweeney was called home to the Lord on February 20, 2020 with her loving family at her side after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 58 years old.Christi is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, David. They have three children: Christopher Sweeney of Canto…

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Betty J. Kezerle, 87, of Morris , passed away Saturday evening, February 22, 2020 at the Pointe at Morris Assistant Living with her loving family by her side.Born March 13, 1932 in Morris, she was the daughter of Henry and Gladys(Williams)Lund.  She was a graduate of Morris High School havin…

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Tommy SpiewakAge 58, of Morris, IL passed from this life unexpectedly Wednesday, February 19, 2020.  He was born September 3, 1961, to the late Elaine (Domikaitis) and Steven Spiewak, Sr.  He was raised in the Chicagoland area and was a graduate of Dwight D. Eisenhower High School in Blue Is…

It is with great sorrow that we announce that Waveland D. Fitch passed away suddenly in a tragic house fire that started early Friday morning, February 14, 2020.Waveland was born May, 29, 2014 in Elgin, IL to Jennifer Doti and Jason Fitch.Waveland was a fun loving little boy with tons of ene…

Susan M. Weber (Sue) passed away suddenly in a tragic house fire that started early Friday morning, February 14, 2020.Sue was born July 18, 1962 in Chicago and was adopted through Catholic Charities by her parents Richard and Garnet Carf.Sue started her family at a young age and had four chi…

Joyce Hexdall, 80, of Peoria, formerly of Morris, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at her home.Born March 6, 1939 in Morris, she was the daughter of Elmer and Alice(Granville)Hexdall.  She graduated from Morris Community High School with the class of 1957.  Later she graduated from Brad…

Gail M. Stuckey, 65, of Morris, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Morris Hospital. She was born March 2, 1954 in Joliet, the daughter of the late Duane and Ruth “Margaret” (Titus) Dibble.Gail worked as a cook at numerous restaurants in Morris for many years. She enjoyed her four cats…

Loren “Pee Wee” J. Clampitt, 92, of Morris, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020 in Morris Hospital ER.  He was born May 26, 1927 in Stillwell, IL, the son of the late Paul and Pearl (McMillen) Clampitt.Raised in West Point, Illinois, Pee Wee attended West Point High School for three year…

Lucille M. Sereno, 82, of Goodfarm Township, passed away peacefully at home Monday, February 10, 2020. She was born October 4, 1937 in Hamilton County Illinois, the daughter of the late Amos and Nora (Parker) Cluck.Lucille married Franklin Sereno October 19, 1957. He preceded her in death on…

Jeanette “Jan” Peltier Age 83 of Coal City, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, February 6, 2020.Born December 9, 1936 in Chicago, Jeanette Angeline was a daughter of Frank Alois and Angeline Agnes (Michalaunis) Krejci. She was raised and educated in the western suburbs of Chicago and g…

Charles B Stitt, 75, of Marble Hill, MO., died on Feb 8, 2020, at River City Living Community in Jefferson City, MO.  Born on Nov. 27, 1944, in Morris, Illinois, he was the son of Lyle B. and Mary Lois Ames Stitt.He moved to Marble Hill in 1992 with his wife Lois Stitt and family to work as …

Beverly J. Lewis, 86, of Morris, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab in Morris. She was born January 13, 1934 in Buckingham, Illinois, the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Jordan) Neth.Beverly married John “Jack” Lewis October 4, 1953. …

Makayla M. Kjellesvik, 14, of Morris, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. She was born September 20, 2005 in Morris, the daughter of Tamara (Newman) Kjellesvik and the late Gregory R. Kjellesvik.Makayla was an eighth grade student …

Dorothy Ann Cooper, 81, of rural Newark, passed away Wednesday evening, January 29, 2020 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville.Born January 26, 1939 in Genoa City, WI, she was the daughter of Newman and Hazel(Stolp)Davis.  She graduated from Genoa City High School.  Dorothy married Kenneth Cooper…

Timothy R. Darling, 49, of Morris, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020 at home. He was born in Morris on February 10, 1970, the son of Richard (Sue) Darling and Katherine (Springer) Darling.Timothy was employed with Caterpillar in Joliet for 25 years until the plant was closed. He was enr…

Herbert Enger Jr, 93 years old, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 4, 2020 at his home in Naples, Florida with his family and Avow Hospice at his bedside.Born June 19, 1926 in Morris, Illinois at home, the son of Herbert A. Enger and Catherine (Mitchell) Enger. Herb was raised and educ…

James R. “Rick” Malone, Jr., 72, passed away peacefully Monday, January 20, 2020 at home with his family at his bedside.A devoted father and husband, Jim found the most joy in life spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He leaves behind a legacy of love and laughter, having…

Herman V. Schaefer, Jr., a lifelong resident of Grundy County passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2020.  Born on September 23, 1927 in Seneca, IL, Herman was the son of Catherine Mary (Scheffer) and Herman V. Schaefer, Sr. Herman had six (6) brothers and sisters including John (Lil…

Terry T. Cleeton, 75, of Morris, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday January 18, 2020.  He was the son of the late Theodore and Beulah (Crump) Cleeton.Born February 13, 1944 in Lancaster, MO, Terry’s family moved to Morris in the 1950’s. He graduated from Morris Community High School in 196…

Joyce BylandAge 83 of Minooka, passed away Friday January 17, 2020 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Dwight.Born October 29, 1936 in West Irvin, Kentucky, Anna Joyce was a daughter of Lige and Fanny (nee Henderson) Reed. She was raised and educated in Covington, Kentucky, and on …

Dorothy M. Bols, 96, of Morris, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 15, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at home. She was born November 6, 1923 in Joliet, the daughter of the late Joseph and Clara (Luther) Dixon.Dorothy attended Joliet Central High School.  During WWII, she worked …

Shirley A. (Karl) ThiersAge 78 of Coal City passed away at her home on January 14, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.Born July 15, 1941 in Peru, Illinois, Shirley Ann was the only child of Joseph and Estelle (Glogowski) Karl. She was raised in the Catholic Faith and schools in Peru, Illi…

Diane Miranda, of Morris, passed away peacefully at home Friday, January 10, 2020 with her family by her bedside.She was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Depending on who you ask it was either on 9/24 or 9/25 of 55.  Her father Gerald was a logger and mother Winnifred was employed …

Betty J. Jennings, age 87, of Coal City, IL. passed away on January 9, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. She was born February 5, 1932 in Custer Park, IL. She was a member of the Magnolia Chapter of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed cooking and helping others. Betty and her husband…

Donna Lee (Doudna) Poundstone passed away Tuesday evening January 7, 2020 with her family at her bedside. She was born June 16, 1946 in Chicago and went to Wheaton Central High School where she was an active member of 4H, honor society and Latin club.  She was a member of the pom-pom squad d…

Thomas W. Mathewson passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at the age of 96.  He was born on October 23, 1923 in Santiago, Chile to the late Edith Mary (Walker) and Thomas Knight Mathewson. Tom was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran who served during WWII.  He married Barbara “Connie” Murane in 1949. To…

Betty S. “Suzie” Carlson, age 71, of Villa Rica, GA., but recently of Braidwood, IL. passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

Willene S. Turner, 87, of Morris, passed away peacefully Monday, January 6, 2020 at Park Pointe Rehab & Healthcare in Morris.  She was born April 13, 1932 in Walnut Grove, Alabama, the daughter of the late Fletcher and Ruth (Saye) Skillman.Willene was raised and educated in Alabama. She …

James E. “Jim” Bedeker passed away on January 4, 2020, after a stubborn and hard fought battle against cancer.Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Sally; his son, Michael; daughter-in-law, Brenda; his parents, Elmer and Juanita; and brothers, Jay Bedeker and Jeff Bedeker. He is survived by…

Douglas C. McCormack, 59, of Verona, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at home. He was born August 9, 1960 in Morris, the son of Charles and Marjorie (Anderson) McCormack.Raised in Verona, Douglas attended Morris schools. He worked for many years at Illinois Valley Industries. Douglas love…

Charlotte A. Tuntland, 94, of Morris, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, January 2, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab Center in Morris.Born March 23, 1925 in Nettle Creek Township, Grundy County, Illinois, she was the daughter of Austin and Celia(Thorson)Tuntland.She is surviv…

Dorothy E. LucasAge 90, of Morris passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood.Born April 2, 1929 in Morris, Dorothy Elouise was the daughter of Earl and Marvel (nee George) McBride. She was raised and educated in Morris, and graduated from Morris High School. O…

Gerald M. MooreAge 86 of Morris passed away Thursday January 2, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Morris.Born January 10, 1933 in Galena, Kansas, Gerald Melvin was the son of Willard and Eva (nee Koci) Moore. He was raised and educated in Auburn, Kansas, and graduated from…

Dorothy Alberta (Herman)Pilch passed away peacefully on December 28, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.  Dorothy was born on May 3, 1925 in her parents farm house in Wauponsee Township in Grundy County, Il.  She was the daughter of Alphonse and Cora(Benson)Herman.  She attended grade scho…