Michael P. Swanson, 70, of Chebanse, passed away Jan. 13, 2021.

Francis H Jordan, age 94, of Bourbonnais, passed away Dec. 30, 2020. He was born June 5, 1926, in Herscher, the son of Harry and Mary Jordan.

Paul E. “Cub” Sorensen Jr., 65, of Chebanse, passed away Jan. 11, 2021 at his home in Chebanse, following a short illness.

Duane Ferris, age 75, of Bonfield, passed away, Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his home. He was born March 15, 1945, in Kankakee, the son of John Jr and Blanche (Nakerts) Ferris. Duane married Shirley West on June 18, 1966, at Sacred Heart Church in Goodrich. Duane and Shirley were teenage swe…

Daniel E. “Danny” Sanchez, 58, of Herscher, passed away Dec. 12, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Sharon Ann Riley, age 78, of Kankakee, passed away December 16, 2020 at her home. She was born February 14, 1942 in Kankakee, the daughter of Theodore and Edna (Walter) Martin. Sharon married Bernie Riley on May 28, 1961 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death. 

Janet M. Lockwood, 77, of Manteno and formerly of Bonfield passed away December 25, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center. She was born June 17, 1943 in Highland Park, IL to David and Paula (Roemer) Petersen. Janet married Kenneth Lockwood May 14, 1966 in Deerfield, IL. 

Marla Kay Kane, 71, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday (Dec. 15, 2020) at Baptist Medical Center, Nassau.

Erna M. Jensen, 90, of rural Chebanse, passed away Dec. 14, 2020 at her home.

Loy Malone, 78, of Kankakee, passed away Dec. 15, 2020 at his home.

Linda K. Schultz (nee Monroe), 72, of Essex, passed away Dec. 17, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Earl Phillip Marcotte, Jr., age 85, entered his eternal home on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, following a one-month illness at Riverside Miller Rehabilitation in Kankakee. He had previously resided at Butterfield Assisted Living. 

Anthony F. DeLong, 51, of Kankakee passed away November 23, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born June 25, 1969 in Kankakee to Paul and Jacquelin (Hendershott) DeLong. On June 24, 1995, he married Amy Carlson at the First Baptist Church in Kankakee. 

Dennis Lee Jaenicke, 66, of Kankakee passed away, December 4, 2020 at his home. He was born February 24, 1954 in Kankakee to Darwin and JoAnn (Blackmore) Jaenicke. 

Frieda “Daucanskas” Byte, 79, of Kankakee passed away December 8, 2020 at Miller Health Care Center. She was born July 10, 1941 in Kankakee to John and Amanda (Ziemer) Daucanskas. Frieda married Charles Byte on December 21, 1963 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kankakee, IL. 

Thomas “Tom” E. Prairie, 71, of Sun City West. Ariz. and formerly of Bonfield, passed away Nov. 18, 2020, at his home in Arizona, following a 10-year battle with bladder cancer.

Dorene A. O’Connor, age 96, of Herscher passed away Thursday, December3, 2020 at Harvest View Senior Living in Herscher. She was born March 18, 1924 in Kankakee, the daughter of Frank & Faye (Ferris) Ader. Dorene married Russell O’Connor on June 4, 1943 at St. James Catholic Church in Ir…

Delores A. Griffin of Kankakee passed away on Monday, November 30th, 2020. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 5, 1931 to Ralph and Lora Moore Berkel. 

Shirley T. Morgan, 90, of Cullom, passed away Sunday (Nov. 29, 2020) at 2:07 p.m.

 John R. Panozzo, age 88, of Kankakee, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at his home.

Mary Jane Green, 89, of Kankakee, passed away Nov. 24, 2020 in Bourbonnais.

Bruce A. Stevenson, 72, of Kankakee, passed away November 20, 2020 at Amita St. Mary’s Hospital. He was born February 3, 1948 in Kankakee to Warren and Mary (Wilson) Stevenson. Bruce married Nancy Carlson August 5, 1977.

 Karen K. Diefenbach, 78, of Herscher, passed away Thursday (Nov. 26, 2020) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Bonnie Mae Potts, 89, of Chebanse, passed away Nov. 12, 2020 at her home.

Theodore “Ted” Charles Theesfeld, 85, of Gilman, passed away Nov. 8, 2020 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Eron Michael Ryan, 41, passed away suddenly at home in Reddick, on Saturday Nov. 7, 2020 due to complications from diabetes.

Carrol Jean Statler, 95, of Kempton, passed away Nov. 5, 2020.

Kay “Kathleen” Norton passed away Nov. 3, 2020 at Amita Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee from COVID.

Clifton Eugene “Gene” Hartness, 82, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 3, 2020) in his Bourbonnais home.

Brian J. “Big Bri” Benoit, age 71, of Herscher, passed away Monday, November 9, 2020 at his home. Brian was born October 30, 1949 in Beaverville, the son of Donald & Edith Giasson Benoit. He married Mary Fleischauer on September 14, 1989 in Herscher. Brian was an avid Chicago Bears fan. …

John Andrew Andrzejewski, 82, passed away on  Sunday, November 8, 2020 in St. Charles, IL, from cerebral amyloid angiopathy. John was born in Evanston, Illinois on June 3, 1938 to immigrant parents Andrew and Theresa (Kwiatkowski).  His birth family included older brother Joseph (deceased), …

Eddie L. Rude, Sr. of Buckingham passed away on October 19, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center. He was born on November 23, 1947 in Kankakee to Wilbur and Margurite (Hiither) Rude. He married Melinda Lange on July 11, 1970 in Metropolis, IL.

Aldine O’Brien, 95, of Buckingham, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 27, 2020) at Amita Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

Steven Clayton Neese, 52, of Essex passed away Wednesday (Oct. 21, 2020) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. He was born Jan. 26, 1968, in Joliet.

Burry J. Norton, age 80, of Herscher, formerly of Kankakee, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at his home, surrounded by family.

Bernice A. Canham, 93, of Cabery, passed away Oct. 10, 2020 at 10:50 p.m. at the home of her daughter in rural Kempton.

Thomas A. Hughes, 83, of Herscher, passed away Oct. 7, 2020, at 9:05 p.m. at Heritage Health and Rehab in Dwight.

James R. Perry, 45, of Herscher, formerly of Reddick, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 at his home. 

Dorine E. Schafer, 88, of Bonfield, passed away Monday (Oct. 12, 2020) at her home.

Mark C. Mau, 57, passed away at his residence on October 6, 2020 in Cabery, IL. A visitation was held on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 9 am to 12:00 at Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Cullom, IL with Pastor Gabe Baumgardner officiating. Due to Covid-19, masks are required. Burial follow…

Rita Styck-McWherter (nee Rynearson), age 75, of Herscher, IL, formerly of Wilmington, IL passed away, October 4, 2020 at home. She was born September 25, 1945 in Kankakee, IL to the late Clayton Clarence and Margaret Mary (nee Larkin) Rynearson. 

Roger Lee Baker, 71, of Chebanse, passed away Sept. 29, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Merritt Russell Yohnka, resident of California, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, relative and friend who was a gifted athlete and talented stunt coordinator who loved helping everyone.

Myrtle LeGout Vickers, age 91 of Buckingham and formerly of Springfield and St. Francisville, passed away at her daughter’s home on Friday, September 25, 2020. She was born in St. Francisville on March 15, 1929 to Lewis G. and Ethel L. (Diesher) LeGout.

Sharon A. Nelson, 71, of Herscher passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.  Sharon was born on July 30, 1949 in Kankakee; the daughter of Lawrence and Arlene (Shay) Severson.  Sharon married Larry Nelson on August 16, 1969 at Herscher United Metho…

Keith Barnhart, age 58, of Kankakee, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at his home.

Michelle Rae Bishop, 41, of Clifton, passed away Monday (Sept. 14, 2020) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Rhonda L. Cloonen, age 73, of Irwin passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at her home. She was born June 19, 1947 in Chicago, the daughter of William & Imogene (Baker) Mitchell. Rhonda married Joe Cloonen on September 17, 1966 in Irwin. 

On Aug. 31, 2020, John Thomas Kochel Jr., loving husband and father of three children, passed away at age 53.

Margaret E. (McKern) Dittrich, 94, of Kankakee passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 26 at the home of her daughter.

Pauline Martha Harms (nee DuBois), 94, of Custer Park, passed away peacefully Saturday (Sept. 12, 2020) at her home.