Kenneth R. Kroesch, 67, of Watseka passed away August 4, 2020 at Amita Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL.  He was born July 30, 1953 in Kankakee, IL to Willard and Mildred (Stock) Kroesch.

Muriel Dietterle, age 95, our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, July 4, 2020 after a short illness. 

Charlotte Ann Brouillette, 75, of Bonfield, passed away July 26, 2020, at her home, surrounded by family.

Lila L. Crosby, 87, of Bonfield, passed away Sunday (July 26, 2020) at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.

Michael “Mikey Man” “Uncle Muncle” Emerson, age 62, of Beaverville passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020 at his home. 

Lawrence “Larry” G. Vilt, 76, of Bonfield, passed away peacefully at his home Friday (July 17, 2020) surrounded by his family.

Marjorie “Marge” Essington, 87, of Kankakee, passed away Sunday (July 19, 2020) in Champaign.

Geraldine Rose McGregor, 91 of Bonfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday (July 12, 2020) at her home surrounded by family. She was born June 25, 1929 in Kankakee, the daughter of Frank and Irma Burgess Kuntz.

Cynthia “Cyndi” Boucher, age 66, of Bourbonnais passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at her home. She was born April 28, 1954 in Kankakee, the daughter of Willard & Myra (Wright) Meents. Cyndi married Gus Boucher on January 26, 2000 in Kankakee. 

Marion R. Panozzo, age 74, of Chebanse, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Eric J. Kirchner was born October 25, 1959, in Kankakee, Illinois the son of Ralph "Butch" Kirchner and Ardis Knight. He passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his home.

David L. Rashenskas, 74, of Aroma Park, passed away June 28, 2020, at his home.

Jerome “Jerry” Whalen, age 79, of Limestone passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at his home. He was born April 19, 1941 in Chicago, the son of Edwin T. & Theresa (Debish) Whalen. Jerry married Diane Menozzi on November 7, 1970 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington. 

Geraldine A. “Gerry” Tobenski, age 91, of Irwin, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 at her home.

John R. “Jack” Grosso Jr., age 81, of Limestone, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his home. 

Susan Mary Martin was born on September 11, 1939 to Vivian (Rieck) and Theodore Martin in Kankakee, Illinois. She passed away on May 25, 2020 surrounded by her kids, after battling Alzheimer’s disease.  

Scot A. Savoie “Savy”, 50, of Reddick, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family and dearest friends. He was born on October 29, 1969 in Kankakee, Illinois to Donald and Phyllis Depatis Savoie. 

Beatrice B. “Bea” Hanson, 92, of Gibson City formerly of Streator, Cabery and Herscher, passed away at 1:33 pm Friday May 15, 2020 at the Heritage Health Nursing Home in Gibson City. A private family funeral service will be held Saturday May 23, 2020 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hersche…

Betty J. Sebastiani, 87, of Kankakee, passed away Monday (May 18, 2020) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Andrea Fritz, 22, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Kankakee, passed away at her home in Florida on May 5, 2020. 

Merle Mullikin, age 87, born in Limestone, on Feb. 4, 1933, passed awayMay 14, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, after a long illness.

Terry Atchison, 71, of East Peoria passed away at his home May 8, 2020. He was born January 29, 1949 in Centralia, IL, the son of Lee and Betty Atchison. Terry was born during a snowstorm, which took three vehicles to get his mother to the hospital. Snow and snow removal would follow Terry a…

Margaret M. Donaghue, 93, passed away at her home in Bonfield, on Monday (May 4, 2020) as a result of natural causes.

Wallace Engelbrecht, retired Milk’s Grove Township farmer, passed away May 4, 2020 at 1:00 a.m. Wallace was born June 1st, 1925 at rural Cissna Park, IL, son of Oscar and Alvina (ZumMallen) Engelbrecht. He married Marjorie Rusk on November 29th, 1953 in Rantoul, IL. She preceded him in death…

Frank A. “Bud” Hess, 61, passed away on May 3, 2020 in Englewood, NJ. He was born on November 3, 1958 in Kankakee to William A. and Zora F. (Collins) Hess. He graduated from Herscher High School in 1976 and went on to Joliet Junior College, University of Illinois where he received his Bachel…

Mary "Angie" Tackett, 50, of Buckingham, IL died on April 21, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center. 

Mary Lou King was born in Kankakee, on May 11, 1931. Mary Lou was the daughter of Lucille (Wayne) Cox. On January 28, 1950 she married Marwood King of Reddick, Illinois. 

Gordon L. Essington, 90, of Cabery, passed away April 28, 2020.

Suzanne Graham, 57, passed away April 13, 2020 at her home in Lafayette, CO. 

William Calvin “Cal” Fisher, Jr. of Lake Forest, CA, formerly of Herscher, IL, entered into the presence of his heavenly Father on April 19, 2020 at the age of 96.  Cal was born on June 24, 1923 in Anita, Iowa to William Calvin “Rush” Fisher, Sr. of Friendship, AR and Helen Irene Spaah Fishe…

Patrick V. Buckley, age 68, of Bonfield passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at his home. He was born March 24, 1952 in Kankakee, the son of Vincent & Eileen (Lafond) Buckley. Patrick married Debra McAndrews on July 7, 1973 in Herscher. 

James Arthur Schwark, age 68, died April 7, 2020, in Chicago, Illinois.  He was born September 8, 1951 to the late Merle and Grace Schwark. He will always be remembered as a devoted husband, a loving father, and a doting grandfather.

Daniel Ryan, age 84, of Union Hill, IL passed away Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Miller Rehabilitation Center in Kankakee, IL.  Born October 24, 1935 in Chicago, IL to the late John and Mary (nee Elliott) Ryan.  

Madonna J. Hoffman, 84, of Herscher passed away at her home on March 19, 2020. She was born May 14, 1935 in Herscher to Lawrence and Genevieve (Schmidt) Emling. Madonna married Daniel P. Hoffman on June 30, 1956. 

Albert Brunner, 89, of Paray Vieille, France, formerly of Essex, Illinois, passed away March 24, 2020 at his home. He was born on February 15, 1931 in Essex Township to of Josephine and Oscar Brunner. 

Johnny H. Schultz, 74, of Bonfield, passed away, Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born December 25, 1945 in Fairbury, IL to Harold and Bernice (Wesemann) Schultz. Johnny married Sandra Grumish on August 20, 1967 at the Coal City United Methodist Church. 

Madonna J. Hoffman, 84, of Herscher, passed away March 19, 2020 at her home. Funeral arrangements are by Schreffler Funeral Homes, Kankakee Chapel.

David W. Berger, 64, of Buckingham, passed away March 15, 2020 at Amita Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. Funeral arrangements are pending.

James E. Hamilton, 66, of Cabery, and formerly of Lawton, Okla., passed away March 12, 2020 at his home in Cabery, surrounded by his loving family.