David Wesley Bedeker, 79, a winter resident of Fort Myers, FL since 2010, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021 in Fort Myers. He was born October 11, 1941 in Streator, IL to Raymond and Elizabeth Bedeker, now deceased.

Laverne V. Black, 105, of Morris, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab in Morris.  Born June 1, 1915 in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Victoria (Hilgart) Gallas.                                                   Laverne’s fami…

Donna May DebelakAge 82 of Coal City and formerly of Cornell and Morris, Illinois, passed away Tuesday April 6, 2021.Born May 26, 1938 in Esmen Township, Illinois, Donna was a daughter of Lester A. and Velma M. (Rieck) Salvator. She was raised in Cornell, and on December 13, 1975, Donna marr…

Eugene R. Orton, 94, of Lisbon, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Morris Hospital.Born April 29, 1926 in Lisbon, he was the son of Elias and Lida (Shurson) Orton. He received his education in the schools of Lisbon. Eugene married Verna Egeland on January 29,1949 at the parsonage of We…

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. John 14:3Phyllis Hicks, age 72, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Thursday morning, April 1st, 2021 at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. She was born o…

Marie L. Taylor, 89, of Morris, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Born in Morris on January 31, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Velva (Swind) Callas.Marie grew up in Morris and graduated from Morris High School with the class of 1950. She married Robert M. Taylor on Ju…

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Robert E. Bryan, 84, of Morris, passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at Regency Care of Morris.Born August 7, 1936 in Harco, Illinois, he was the son of Loren and Evelyn (Nigel) Bryan. He graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1954 and received his B A Degree from Purdue Universi…

Constance "Connie" (Hagen) Edwin, age 63, of Pontiac, IL., passed away peacefully, Monday, March 29, 2021, at home. She was born March 14, 1958 in Morris, IL. to the late Richard and Nancy Cleo (nee Stitt) Hagen. She also resided in the Plainfield and Joliet area. She attended Joliet Junior …

Victor A. Hargis passed away Monday, March 29, 2021 at his home in Morris surrounded by his loving family. Born September 15, 1965 in Morris, he was the son of the late Joseph and Edith (Switzer) Hargis.Victor was raised in Morris, graduating from Morris High School with the class of 1983. H…

Donna Jean Binion, 75, of Mazon, passed away Friday, March 26, 2021 at the Morris Hospital. Born March 21, 1946 in Morris, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Thelma (Taylor) Spiller.Donna was a graduate of Morris High School, class of 1964. She was a certified nursing assistant and …

Dolores P. “Dolly” Sjostrom, 84, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at her home in Morris surrounded by her family. She was born April 7, 1936 in Godley, daughter to the late Earl and Marie (Downey) Sours.Dolly attended schools in Braidwood. She married Robert L. “Bob” Sjostrom on Novembe…

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Bonnie Lou Rosefsky, 79, of Morris, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Gardens at Park Pointe in Morris.Born July 26, 1941 in Altoona, Pa. ,the daughter of Harold and Ruth (Sklut) Rosefsky.Bonnie worked for the Federal Government in Washington D.C and Chicago IL.She retired at the age o…

Mary E. Carroll age 85 of Morris, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Morris Hospital.Born November 26, 1935 in Babylon, New York, Mary Ellen was the daughter of James and Hilda (Pelzer) Mitchell. She was raised and educated in Indiana, and graduated from Bridgeton High School…

Richard J. FarcusAge 93 of Coal City, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021 at his home.Born March 19, 1928 in Joliet, Illinois, Richard Joseph was a son of Michael and Victoria (Piekarz) Farcus. He attended St. Thaddeus Catholic School in Joliet and went on to graduate from Joliet Township Hig…

Ronald Gene Stewart, age 80 of Channahon, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.Born November 3, 1940 in Charleston, Missouri, Ronald Gene was a son of Roy Glenmore and Opal Irene (Smith) Stewart. He was raised and educated in Rockford before moving …

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Paul E. Wicks, 67, of Morris, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Christ Hospital in Oak lawn.Born May 11, 1953 in Morris, he was the son of Lyle and Fern (Finkbein) Wicks. He attended Lisbon Grade School and Newark High School. Paul married Janice Sharpe on April 24, 1972 and they lived a…

  Alice Wills Age 98 of Coal City, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2021 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Born March 26, 1922 in Symerton, Illinois, Alice was the 5th of 14 children born to Charles Joseph and Gertrude Evelyn (Howard) Haldorson. At the age of 12, Alice moved with…

Janice R. Sampson, 90, of Morris, passed away peacefully Monday, March 22, 2021 at home.  Born August 1, 1930 in Morris, she was the daughter of the late Ray and Ethyl (Peart) Hume.Educated in Morris schools, Janice was Salutatorian of Morris High School, graduating with the Class of ’48. Sh…

Betty J. (Bell) Cotter, 93, of Morris, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 20, 2021 in Princeton, IL.  Born March 19, 1928 in Morris, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Obert) Bell.Betty married Rudolph C. Cotter on June 22, 1947.  He preceded her in death on October 17,…

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Jacqueline “Jackie” Ann Wicks, 74, of Morris, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Regency Care of Morris.Born July 31, 1946 in Ottawa, she was the daughter of Archie Wicks and Ruby (Ward) Wicks Gibbs. Raised in Morris, she graduated from Morris Community High School with the class of 1964…

Mr. Robert T. Bates, 85, of Mazon, Ill., passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side early Thursday morning, March 18, 2021, in his home.Born on Feb. 17, 1936 in Morris, Ill., the son of Albert O. and Pearl M. Bates, he received his elementary education at Verona Elementary Sch…

Marsha J. Tucker, 70, of Mazon, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Morris Hospital. Born December 28, 1950 in Morris, Marsha was the daughter of the late Leonard M. and Nadine (Goode) Hansen.Marsha attended Mazon schools, graduating from Mazon-Verona-Kinsman High School. She married Ja…

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Kevin Thompson, 56, of Morris, passed away Thursday, March 18, 2021 with his loving daughter and wife by his side.Born March 13, 1965 in Morris, he was the son of Eugene and Elinor (McClenning) Thompson. He graduated from Minooka High School and later attended Joliet Junior College.  He was …

Ronald J. Agamy, age 61, of Coal City, IL. passed away peacefully on Sunday,  March 14, 2021 in Merchantville, NJ. surrounded by his family.He was born on August 28, 1959 in Morris IL. to Albert and Margaret Agamy. He grew up in Coal City and graduated from Coal City High School. He worked a…

Dale B. DeGrush, age 84, of Mazon, IL passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at Morris Hospital with his family at his side. Born August 20, 1936 in Mazon, Dale was the son of the late Burnette “Hap” and E. Louise (Misener) DeGrush.He was raised and educated in Mazon, attending Mazon Schools …

John KauzlaricAge 58 of Coal City, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 6, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19.Born December 28, 1962 in Morris, Illinois, John Joseph is the son of Joan (Eschenbaum) Kauzlaric and the late Kenneth Kauzlaric. He attended Immaculate Conception School…

Helen M. VerondaAge 93 of Coal City, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday evening, March 7, 2021.Born November 2, 1927 in Braidwood, Illlinois, Helen Marie was a daughter of Joseph and Anna K. (Voboril) Kaiser. She was raised in Braidwood and graduated from Reed Custer High School wi…

Emmett L. Joneson, 79, of Morris, went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 5, 2021.  Born in Seneca on April 20, 1941, he was the son of the late Vera Switzenburg Joneson.Emmett was educated in Coal City Schools. He married Bonnie Patton on March 17, 1962.  A well-known, self-taught gunsm…

Rhonda Louise (Andrae) Lawford came into this world on December 25, 1962 in Waukegan, Illinois, the daughter of Ronald and Joanne (Kriesel) Andrae. Rhonda left us on March 3, 2021 to be with her husband Jason and her many fur babies.Rhonda graduated from John Hersey High School, Arlington He…

Virginia DiederichAge 79 of Morris, Illinois, passed away Wednesday March 3, 2021 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.Born October 27, 1941 in Aurora, Illinois, Virginia Mary was a daughter of John P. and Mae Anna (Pillatsch) Becker. She was a graduate of Aurora East High School with t…

Helen E. Logan(Nee Jaworski)Age 99 of Morris, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the Manteno Veterans’ Home in Manteno.Born November 18, 1921 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Helen Elizabeth was a daughter of Adam and Filomine (Spejwski) Jaworski. She was raised and educated in Milwaukee, and a…

Shirley J. Niewinski, 85, of Morris, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021 at Alden Courts of Shorewood with her family by her side.Born December 10, 1935 in Morris, she was the daughter of Erwin and Marian (Doss) Kettelson. She graduated from Morris Community High School with the class of 1953.…

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Barbara L. Pritzl, 74, of Morris, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021 at home.Born July 4, 1946 in Mosinee, WI, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Vergie (Drake) Crotteau.  She graduated from Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.  Later she attended Mid State Technical College in Wis…

Alexander “Alex” Clemmons, 32, of Morris, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at home.  Born June 17, 1988 in Joliet, he was the son of Bobby and Teresa “Terri” (Lear) Clemmons.Alex was raised and educated in Morris schools, graduating from Morris Community Hig…

Megan Marie Riley came into our world on June 6, 1985, and returned to God’s loving arms on February 18, 2021, peacefully, and on her own terms.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents Mr and Mrs Wendell Easton, and Ardys Nelson Riley and Jack Riley.  Megan’s spirit lives on in the he…