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Robert J. Stangland, 96, of Morris, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020 at his home.Born February 7, 1924 in Morris, he was the son of Severt and Nora (Danielson) Stangland. He graduated from Newark High School.  He married Betty Johnson on April 23, 1955 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in …

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Brian Biros, 61 of Mazon, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at his home.Born October 13, 1958 in Morris, Brian Stephan was a son of Vincent and Alice (nee Debelak) Biros, Sr. He was raised and educated in Mazon, and graduated from Mazon High School with the Class of 1976. …

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Mrs. Roberta Ellen (Rogers) Slivka, 71, of Lisbon, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday evening, August 8, 2020.She was born on October 31, 1948 in Hammond, Indiana, the daughter of Jack and Geri (Wagner) Rogers. Roberta was united in marriage on Decembe…

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David N. Erickson went home to be with the Lord August 8, 2020 at his childhood home in Morris, Illinois. Born March 3, 1942 in Morris to George T. and Edith E. (Nelson) Erickson. Dave attended Morris Grade Schools and Morris High School graduating with the class of 1960. Dave started work a…

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Michael Leo EnglertBorn: July 31, 1954Died: August 4, 2020Michael ‘Mike’ Englert, 66, of Morris passed away in the early hours of August 4th, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.Private family services will be held at a later date. Fruland Funeral Home in Morris has been entrusted w…

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Marjorie L. GlennAge 86 of Morris, Illinois, passed away Tuesday evening, August 4, 2020 at her home.Born August 6, 1933 in Morris, Marjorie Louise was daughter of William L. and Florence Wilma (McArdle) Blake. She was raised and educated in Mazon and graduated from Mazon High School with th…

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Lynne M. Letterly, age 75 years, of Coal City, IL.  passed away peacefully on August, 2, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.She was born on January 12, 1945 in Joliet, IL. to William and Ruth (nee Becker) Fitzpatrick. She graduated from Reed-Custer High School Class of 1963. Lynn…

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Donald J. “Jimmy” Scrogham, age 84 years, formerly of Coal City, IL., passed away peacefully at his home in Lead Hill, AR. on Thurday, July 30, 2020.He was born on July 7, 1936 in Gardner, IL. to Roy and Myrtle (nee Mudd) Scrogham. Jimmy served his country honorably twice in the United State…

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Marian Steep, 81, of Seneca, passed away peacefully Monday, July 27, 2020 at Pleasant View Lutheran Home in Ottawa.

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James E. Milton, Sr., 76, of Morris, passed away Sunday, July 26, 2020.  He was born August 6, 1943 in Morris, the son of the late Calvert and Liberty (Malone) Milton.A lifelong resident of Morris, James graduated from Morris High School. He married in 1960 and loved his wife Anita Sanchez u…

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Rebecca Lou Erickson(nee Harrington)“Becky”Rebecca Lou “Becky” Erickson, age 74, of Morris, was called to heaven on Monday, July 27, 2020 peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones.

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Russell Frank Harris, age 40, a lifelong resident of Braidwood, IL. passed away in July of 2020. After a courageous and long battle with depression and addiction, Russell’s pain became unbearable. He fought his demons too long and could not find his peace here on Earth. He ultimately succumb…

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Charles W. Southcombe, 93, of Morris, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 23, 2020 in Yorkville. He was born January 12, 1927 in Minooka, the son of the late Everett and Alice (Baker) Southcombe.Raised in Minooka, Charles graduated from Morris High School in 1944. After high school, he enl…

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Alice M. Baldego, 79, passed away peacefully Wednesday July 22, 2020 at her home in Marseilles. She was born in Morris on June 8, 1941, daughter to the late Calvert L. and Liberty (Malone) Milton.Alice is survived by her loving husband Ed of 40 years on July 26, 2020. She is also survived by…

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Ruth Thompson, 86, of Seneca, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

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Thomas M. Dolan, age 75, of Morris, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Amita Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago.Born August 15, 1944, in Morris, to Charles Raymond and LaVelle Marie (Parker) Dolan, and was a graduate of Mazon-Verona-Kinsman High School, Class of 1962.  Tom retired fro…

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Lloyd Vaughn Fannin, age 87 of Cable, WI passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Hayward Health Services in Hayward, WI.  He was born September 15, 1931 in Fort Dix, KY, the son of Lloyd and Lena (Stafford) Fannin.Eleanor Joan Fannin, age 85, of Cable, WI passed away peacefull…

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Audrey M. EndrstAge 103 of Coal City, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, July 13, 2020 at her home.Born February 12, 1917 on the Huston family farm in Braceville Township, Audrey Maie was a daughter of Russell A. and Rose E. (Powell) Huston. She was raised in Braceville Township and g…

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Maxine Shirley (Torkelson) Varness born March, 9, 1925 passed away July 12, 2020 to be with the Lord. Her friend and caregiver Lana Shelest was by her side.  Maxine lived in the LaSalle, Grundy and Kendall counties all her life.   She enjoyed her years that she worked in a bank and her role …

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Melvin G. Thompson, 96, of Morris, passed away Monday evening, July 6, 2020 at the Morris Hospital.Born December 24, 1923 in Estherville, Iowa, he was the son of Gerhard and Adda (Jamison) Thompson.  He received his education in the schools of Morris.  Mel married Eva June Rygs on August 16,…

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Barbara Jean Thompson, 77, of Morris, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab in Morris. She was born October 2, 1942 in Morris, the daughter of the late Dale and Ella Grace (Emanuelson) Gustin.Barbara was employed at the Paper Mill in Morris for several year…

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Sharon R. O'Boyle, age 81, of Gardner, IL. passed away on July 5, 2020 at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale. She was born August 26, 1938 in Peru, IN. to Ernest Fair and Anne (nee Femec)  Gerrick-Blakemore.  Sharon worked in the safety product industry for nearly 18 years as a Customer Serv…

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Dona L. Grieff, 88, of Morris, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020 at the Morris Hospital.Born May 11, 1932 in Morris, she was the daughter of Donald and Mary(Harney)Steele.  She graduated from Morris High school with the class of 1950.  Dona married Russel Grieff on November 12, 1950 at the …

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James “Jim” Vernon Leonard, 90, of Morris, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 2, 2020 at home with his loving family by his side. Born May 2, 1930 in Princeton, Illinois, he was the son of the late Valentine Vernon and Elvina (Johnston) Leonard.Jim was a graduate from Hall High School in …

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Howard R. Hyslop 86 of Verona passed away Wednesday July 1, 2020 in Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac, Illinois.  Born on August 19, 1933 in Morris he is the son of the late Harold and Edith (Tuffs) Hyslop.Raised and educated in Verona and Mazon, Howard joined the United States Navy in 1955 and serv…

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Jacquelyn N. Sklut, 85, of Morris, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab in Morris.  She was born March 19, 1935 in River Falls, WI, the daughter of the late George and Joyce (Hawkins) Nelson.When Jacquelyn was a young girl, she and her family moved from R…

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William “Bill” C. Wilson, 69, of Morris, passed away suddenly Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Born in Morris on July 11, 1950, he was the son of the late Thomas and Frances (Aimone) Wilson.Bill was raised and educated in Morris. He attended Morris High School where he was an exceptional wrestler and…

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Martin Joseph Bilecki Sr., 86, of Morris, passed away Monday, June 29, 2020 in LaSalle County, Illinois. He was born July 4, 1933 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Albert and Marie (Rzepnicki) Bilecki.Marty proudly served his country as a Military Policeman with the United States Army, sta…

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Dean E. Plese, Sr. died peacefully at home on June 26, 2020 with his beloved wife and children by his side.  He was born at the Plese Family farm on West River Road on January 22, 1937 to John and Margaret (Berta) Plese, the sixth of their seven children, educated in Wilmington area schools …

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William J. “Jersey” Klegman, age 66, of Diamond, IL. passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Morris Hospital.He was born September 23, 1953 in Joliet, IL. to William E. and Ruth Ann (nee Connors) Klegman. He graduated from Coal City High School Class of 1972. Jersey served his country hono…

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Dorothy Ellen Gore, 88, of Morris, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare in Morris. Born September 25, 1931 in Pontiac, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late George Townsend and Gladys Viola (Gee) Gore.Dorothy attended Pontiac Grade School and after moving to Mor…

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Beverly L. McElroy (nee Begler)Age 91, of Braidwood, IL passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Heritage Health Nursing Home in Dwight, IL. Born May 19, 1929 in Joliet, IL to the late Clarence and Daisy (nee Steen) Begler.  Beverly graduated from Reed-Custer High School with the class of 1946.…

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James Allan “Whitey” White, age 69 years, of Gardner, IL. passed away on Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Morris Hospital.He was born April 5, 1951 in Morris, IL. to Walter and Margaret “Betty”(nee Blair) White. He graduated from Morris High School Class of 1969 and went on to Joliet Junior Coll…

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Lorene RoselandAge 93, and lifelong resident of Coal City, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Morris.Lorene Marie was born August 28, 1926 in Coal City.  She graduated in 1944 from the Coal City High School. During World War II she worked…

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Beverly J. Kuzel, 87, of Coal City, passed away Monday, June 22, 2020 at Joliet Area Hospice Home. She was born March 20, 1933 in Morris, the daughter of the late Joseph and Daisy Olson.Bev was raised and educated in Morris.   She excelled in baton twirling in high school and was listed in t…

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Doris Anne Stangland, 92, of Morris, passed away Sunday June 21, 2020 at Park Pointe in Morris. Born in Pueblo, Colorado on September 7, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Alice (Nielsen) Walledom.At a young age, Doris and her family moved from Colorado to Lisbon, Illinois. Sh…

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Orin C. Cooper Jr., 91, of Morris, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at his home.Born November 22, 1928 in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of Orin and Thelma(Harris)Cooper Sr. He graduated from Pittsfield High School.  He married Ardith Payne on April 15, 1951 and they lived most o…

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Shelly K. Veronda, age 48 years, of Carbon Hill, IL. passed away unexpectedly on June 18, 2020 at her home.Shelly was born November 7, 1971 in Joliet, IL. to Andrew J. “Bugs” Jr. and Kay D. (nee Johnson) Veronda. She attended Coal City High School.  In 1988, she began working for Coal Valley…

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Alicia ViteriAge 93 of Coal City, passed away Sunday June 14, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.Born June 28, 1926 in Quito, Ecuador, Alicia was a daughter of Dr. Eduardo and Sra. Blanca Espinosa.  She was raised and educated in Quito, Ecuador and went on to marry the late Dr. A…

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Thomas C. Baker, 63, of Morris, passed away Wednesday evening, June 10, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.  He was a wonderful husband, father, papa and provider for his family.Born September 2, 1956 in Morris, he was the son of James and Mary Katherine(Hume)Baker.  He graduated f…

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John Broucek age 94 of Braceville, IL  passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020 at his home. Born December 9, 1925 on the farm in Braceville to the late John and Rose (nee Hnetkovsky) Broucek. Veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. John was a longtime farmer and…

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Warren Joseph Kuzel, age 91 of Coal City, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Morris, Illinois.Born December 15, 1928 in Lorenzo, Illinois, Warren was the son of Joseph and Stella (Ryan) Kuzel. He was raised and educated in Coal City and graduate…

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Mav Hollis, age 65 of Coal City, formerly Wilmington and Braceville, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.Born January 28, 1955 in Joliet, Mavoureen Louise was a daughter of William, Sr. and Helen (Fink) Bowker. She was raised and educated i…

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Julia E. Claypool Hiney, 94, of Morris, passed away Monday June 1, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare. Born January 24, 1926 in Dowell, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late James and Julia (Snell) Bottomley.Julia was a graduate of Elkville High School with the class of 1944. She married Le…

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Jerry M. Enerson, 64, of Morris, passed away suddenly Saturday May 30, 2020 at his home. Born March 1, 1956 in Ottawa, Illinois, he was the son of Andrew and the late Donna (Fieldcamp) Enerson.

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Mary Lou Smolik(nee Anderson) age 78, of South Wilmington, IL passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, IL. Born August 3, 1941 in Gardner, IL to the late Lloyd W. and Minnie Mary (nee Nelson) Anderson.  Mary Lou graduated from Gardner South Wilm…

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Janice K. Thompson, 96, of Morris, passed away Monday morning, May 25, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab Center in Morris.She was born February 18, 1924 at the Morris Hospital and was the daughter of Arthur and Cora(Olson)Stinchcomb.  Janice was educated in the Morris schools and grad…