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Lillian A. Johnson of Morris passed away Sunday November 17, 2019 in the Heritage Health Center in Dwight.Born December 8, 1926 in Morris, she was the daughter of the late Harry K. and Rose (Hroback) Johnson.Raised and educated in Morris and remained in the community all of her life. She wor…

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Esther M. Krug, age 85, of Dwight, peacefully passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Heritage Manor in Dwight under hospice care.  As it was her wish, cremation rites have been accorded.  A Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 219 Emmett St, Kinsman, IL 60437, o…

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Vernon L ArnoldAge 78 of Williford, Arkansas and formerly of Carbon Hill, Illinois, passed away November 15, 2019 in Batesville, Arkansas.Born February 10, 1941 in Steele, Missouri to George and Bessie (Rogers) Arnold, and moved to Carbon Hill at the age of 6 months.  Vernon married Donna J …

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Debra A. Grega Age 64 of Pontiac and formerly of Coal City, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 11, 2019.Born February 4, 1955 in Joliet, Illinois, Debra Ann is the daughter of Hazel (née Miller) Grega and the late Joseph Grega, Sr. She was raised and educated in Coal City and gradu…

Mary Catherine Callan Reed, age 100, formerly of Morris, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in Texas.Born January 22, 1919 on her family’s farm near Woodward, Iowa, to Dorothea Weil Callan and Peter Vincent Callan, eldest of 5 children, all predeceased her.  She graduated in 1936 from As…

David M. Maskel, age 80 of Morris, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Morris.Born July 10, 1939 in Streator, David Michael was a son of Joseph and Anna (nee Mueller) Maskel. He was raised and educated in Morris, and graduated from Morris H…

Linda S. Goudie, 71, of Morris, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 in her home. She was born May 7, 1948 in Clarksville, TN, the daughter of the late Dewey and Polly Ann (Black) Minton.Raised and educated in Wilmington and Joliet, Linda graduated from Joliet East High School with the Class…

Marion E. Erwin, age 79 of Diamond, formerly of Wilmington, passed away Thursday November 7, 2019 at Morris Hospital.Born September 28, 1940 in Wilmington, Marion Edward was a son of Robert and Jessie (nee Fritchley) Erwin. He was raised and educated in Roberts, Illinois and Thawville, Illin…

Richard “Dick” Blaskie, age 90, of Channahon, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 6, 2019, with his loving family by his side. Richard was proceeded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Dorothy (nee Durkee) Blaskie; his parents, Leonard and Mary (nee Pruss) Blaskie and his older …

Michael Charles BackhusAge 35 of Morris, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 4, 2019. Born December 8, 1983 in Morris, Michael Charles is a son of Mark Charles Backhus and Catherine Ann Enger.  He was raised and educated in Morris and attended Morris schools. Michael worked many yea…

Daniel Lee Moreno, age 44, of Braidwood, IL. passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, November 4, 2019 at Foster G. McGaw – Loyola Hospital. Dan was born October 29, 1975 in Morris, IL. to Pedro “ Pete” and Barbara (nee Howard) Moreno. He grew up in Wilmington and graduat…

Larry A. Lines, 85, of Morris, passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 at Morris Hospital.  He was born June 21, 1934 in Canton, IL, the only child of the late Harry and Leah (Stevenson) Lines.

Ruby Simpson, 78, of Morris, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 at home. She was born December 27, 1940 in Pittsburg, IL, the daughter of the late Ernest and Mae “Mamie” E. (Hollis) Jolly.

Diana L. BrisbinAge 61, of Morris, IL and formerly of Plainfield, IL, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, October 31, 2019.  She was born April 19, 1958 to Donna (nee Bretthauer) and Arthur Bruesewitz in Aurora, IL.  Diana was raised in Plainfield and graduat…

Joyce Ruth (Thompson) Zweeres, 70, of Morris, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, October 29, 2019, at Morris Hospital with her loving family by her side from complications caused by COPD.Born March 8, 1949, in Morris, IL, Joyce was the daughter of Lowell and Luella (Anderson) Thompson…

Marilyn V. (Manning) Neary Kneller, 95, of Morris, passed away Tuesday morning, October 29, 2019 with her family by her bedside at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab in Morris. She was born June 27, 1924 in Morris, the daughter of the late Albert and Vera (Turner) Manning.Marilyn was raised …

Danny Frey, 88, of Morris, passed away Friday morning, October 25, 2019 at Good Samaritan Home in Pontiac. Danny a longtime resident of Morris  was born on July 26, 1931 to Henry and Helen(Vanderpool)Frey.  Danny was born to be a drummer, he started playing drums at Morris High School. He be…

Samantha M. SerenaAge 35 of Gardner passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 24, 2019.Born February 21, 1984, Samantha Marie is a daughter of Leigh Opyd and Carmen Serena. She was raised and educated in Gardner, and graduated from Gardner-South Wilmington High School with the Class of 2…

Raina J. Kennelly, 37, of Marseilles, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, October 19, 2019 at OSF Healthcare in Ottawa.  She was born December 3, 1981 in Joliet, the daughter of Anthony and Stephanie Hildy.Raised and educated in Morris, Raina graduated from Morris Community High School with t…

Jim Raymond Enger, 73, of Dwight, IL, passed away, October 18, 2019 at the Joliet Hospice Home in Joliet, IL surrounded by his family. A visitation will be held from 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Friday, October 25, 2019 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dwight, IL.  Additional visitation will be held an…

Arlotte S. Lavarier, 84, of Morris, passed away Monday morning, October 21, 2019 at the Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, Michigan with her family by her side.Born November 26, 1934 in Minooka, she was the daughter of Melvin and Lavina(Johnson)Anderson.  She graduated from Morris High School…

June E. McLuckie (nee Guardia) age 96 of Coal City, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at Miller Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Kankakee.Born June 4, 1923 on the Gaurdia family farm in Braceville, June Elaine was a daughter of Leno “Leo” and Edith (Menietto) Guardia. She attended …

Pamela ChildressAge 67 of Morris, formerly Griffith, Indiana, passed away Sunday October 20, 2019 at her home.Born December 29, 1951 in Chicago, Pamela Lee was a daughter of Robert and Dorothy (nee Hahn) Ogden. She was raised and educated in Griffith, and graduated from Griffith High School.…

Melvin Leroy Butler passed away peacefully on October 17, 2019 at Park Point at the age of 91. Mel was born October 9th, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio. He married Sophie Kopczick of Morris in Los Angeles, California in 1949, settling in Toledo; before moving to Morris, IL in 1954. Mel was a proud vet…

Vidal Solis, 77, of Streator, IL, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 19, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 28, 1942 in LaGrulla, TX, the son of the late Ernesto and Romula (Ybarra) Solis.He married Linda Thompson September 20, 1969 in Morris, IL. Vidal was employed…

Patricia “Pat” L. Sanders, 69, of Morris, passed away at home Thursday, October 17, 2019. She was born July 9, 1950 in Morris, the daughter of the late Richard E. and Renetta Rae (Stine) Dewey.Pat worked at INR Beatty Lumber Company for 17 years as a bookkeeper. She was involved with Boy Sco…

Frederick Willman Jr., 98, of Mazon, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.  Fred was born August 14, 1921 in Chicago, IL to Frederick and Alfreda (Scholtes) Willman.On November 21, 1942, Fred married the love of his life, Mary Jane Cousineau, in Tin…

Kay D. CloverAge 82 of Gardner passed away Monday October 14, 2019 at Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.Born September 1, 1937 on her family farm in Gardner, Kay Darlene was a daughter of Erlan and Meta (nee Sorensen) Louch. She was raised and educated in Gardner, and graduated from Gardn…

Charles L. McCowan, 74, of Pontiac, formerly of Morris, passed away early Friday morning, October 11, 2019 at Accolade Healthcare of Pontiac.Born on April 14, 1945 in Joliet, he was the son of Howard and Alice(Noel)McCowan.  He received his education in the schools of Joliet.  He was a veter…

Darlene D. (Lovejoy) Eplin of Morris passed away peacefully in her home Saturday, October 12, 2019 with her loving family at her side. She was loved and cared for by her family and as of late with the same love and care of Joliet Area Community Hospice.Born September 23, 1939 in Sias, West V…

Louis Michael Naretto, age 88, of Braceville, IL passed away Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Morris Hospital in Morris, IL.  Born April 13, 1931 in Gardner, to the late Anton and Lucia (nee Ceretto) Naretto.  Veteran of the United States Army having served during the Korean Conflict.  Active and …

Betty Anne Beal(nee Walker)Age 88, a longtime Verona, IL resident, passed away peacefully Thursday September 26, 2019.  She was born August 20, 1931 to the late Olive (nee Davies) and Ollie Walker and was raised and educated in Mazon. On March 15, 1952, Betty married Daniel Beal and together…

Wendy J. Arthur of Coal City, passed away on her birthday, Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Morris Hospital.Born September 19, 1955 in Blue Island, Illinois, Wendy Jeannine was the daughter of William Joseph and Marion J. (Hinish) Hilt.  She was raised and educated in Crestwood and graduated …

Bryon S. Paszek, 44, of Morris, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Joliet.  He was born August 8, 1975 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Susan Garcia and the late Darwin Paszek.

Sandra K. Anders, 76, of Morris, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 1, 2019 at her sister-in-law’s home in Mazon.Born August 25, 1943 in Kirksville, MO, she was the daughter of Duane and Garnet(Peavler)Daniels.  She attended Mazon Grade School, Center School in Morris, MVK High Schoo…

Donald D. Funte, 81, of Morris, passed away Friday morning, September 27, 2019 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.Born December 25, 1937 in Charles City, Iowa, he was the son of Clarence and Esther(Starr)Funte.  Don graduated from Clearlake High School in Iowa, received his Bache…

Pete DonovanAge 83 of Morris, IL passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at Regency Care of Morris. Pete was born in New Lisbon, WI and raised on the south side of Chicago. He was a graduate of DeLasalle High School in Chicago and St. Mary’s College of Winona, MN. He spent 2 years in the U.S.…

John L. “Jack” McGlone, of Morris, IL, formerly of Boulder City, NV and Matteson, IL, died September 28, 2019, at age 93. Jack was born March 21, 1926, in Gary, IN, to John J. and Berniece McGlone. He married Betsy Stephan in 1951. She predeceased him in 1983. He married Susanne Hart in 1985…

Anton F. "Tony" CernyAge 81 of Coal City and formerly of Cocoa, Florida, passed away Thursday evening, September 26, 2019 at Morris Hospital.Born October 24, 1937 in South Wilmington, Illinois, Anton Francis was the son of Joseph A. and Ida Mae (Magnani) Cerny. Tony graduated from Coal City …

Beverly Jean Spangler(nee Wilson)Age 88, of Morris, IL passed away peacefully Monday, September 23, 2019 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.  Born in Wateska, IL on February 3, 1931, Beverly was the daughter of the late Harold and Elsie M. (nee Fugett) Wilson. She attended Lockport Hi…

Virginia Arnold, age 72 of Sesser, IL passed away on September 23, 2019.  She was born on September 9, 1947 in Walla Walla, WA to Tex and Pearl (Gascon) Perry.  She married James H. “Jim” Arnold and he survives of Sesser.  She is also survived by two sisters Alice and Geneva and one brother Robert.