Shirley F. Brunner, age 76, of Herscher, passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at her home. She was born on November 23, 1944 in Bonfield, the daughter of Fred and Edna (Margrey) Hall. She married Ivan Brunner on November 6, 1965.

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David J. Whitlow, 55, of Herscher, passed away Tuesday (June 8, 2021).

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Glenwood “Buck” A. Martin, Jr., age 86, of Herscher, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Amita St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee.  He was born February 16, 1935 in Bradley, the son of Glenwood A. Martin, Sr. and Mary Lou (Kohan) Johnson. Buck married Jean Hansen on June 8, 1963 in Dwight and …

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

LeRoy Gerberding, 91, passed away peacefully to his heavenly home June 4, 2021, in Springfield, Illlinois.  He was born near Percy, Illinois to Herman and Josephine Gerberding October 26, 1929, and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Campbell Hill, Illinois.  …

Duane Louis Boyd, age 89, of Kankakee, passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at Miller Healthcare in Kankakee. He was born on July 25, 1931 in Buckingham, the son of Louis and Dora (Arthur) Boyd. He married Anna Mae Bolatto on July 28, 1951 at St. Margaret Mary Church in Herscher. 

Eugene E. Wood, 98, of Kankakee, passed away Wednesday (June 2, 2021) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Travis A. Leadingham, 44, of Kankakee, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on January 23, 1977 in Kankakee, the son of Michael Lee Leadingham and Sharon (Perzee) Roth Paraday. Travis married Elizabeth Hoover on February 16, 2017 in W…

I was born in Danforth, Illinois to Herman William (Happy) Schriefer and Olive Emma Frey Schriefer and died at the age of 92 on May 22, 2021.  A visitation on Thursday, June 10, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Danville, IL and a memorial service to follow…

Edwin “Ed” Walter Meents, 90, of Kankakee (Limestone), IL, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at Riverside Senior Life, Bourbonnais, IL. Visitation wasfrom 4 to 8 pm on Thursday, May 20th, at Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home, west Kankakee, and from 9 am until the 10 am funeral service on Fr…

Owen W. Hertz, 85 of Reddick, passed away Friday, May 14, 2021 surrounded by his children at Riverside Miller Rehabilitation in Kankakee. 

 Kregg H. Harms, 51, of Cabery, passed away Wednesday (May 19, 2021) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

Wauneta M. Zeller, age 94, of Reddick passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Heritage Manor in Dwight. She was born May 30, 1926 in Reddick, the daughter of Edward & Teresa (McGinnis) Meisenbach. She married Theodore Zeller on May 10, 1946 in Cabery. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2001. 

Duane Lee Erwin, 81, of Bradley passed away May 2, 2021 at Franciscan Hospital, Dyer, IN.  He was born October 24, 1939 in Olney, IL to Jesse Pearl and Mary (Haberkon) Erwin.  Duane married Viola Coffman April 24, 1964 in Monee, IL.  

Genevieve L. (Motzig) Berger, 100, passed away peacefully Tuesday May 4, 2021 at Harvest View in Herscher. 

Mary Lou Elmhorst, age 90, of Herscher, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth. She was born December 16, 1930 in Buckingham, the daughter of Charles and Vyetta (Urbain) Hurst. Mary Lou married Merlin Elmhorst on January 16, 1949 at Trinity Lutheran Church,…

James M. Palinski, 71, of Bonfield, passed away Monday (April 26, 2021) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Kevin Lynn Emling, 65, of Herscher, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, Illinois.

Dolores M. Smith, age 96, of Bourbonnais, passed away, April 22, 2021 at Riverside Senior Living in Bourbonnais. She was born December 2, 1924 at in Kankakee, the daughter of Dolar and Laurettta (Mailloux) Martin. Dolores married Dick Eugene Smith at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bradley. Th…

Bethel A. Coplea, age 96, of Gibson City, formerly of Kankakee, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at the Gibson Hospital Annex in Gibson City. 

Marilyn Emling, 87, passed to eternal life on April 14, 2021, in Fresno, Calif., with family at her side.

Louise E. Devine, 100, of Herscher, passed away Saturday (April 24, 2021) at her home.

Mary Ellen “Ess” Greenwood, 80, of Taylorville, passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at her residence. 

Noreen Angeline Saathoff, age 91, of Irwin passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 at her home. She was born December 24, 1929 in Clifton, the daughter of Erwin & Irene (Wauthier) Cailteux. Noreen married Alvin Saathoff on May 11, 1957 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in L’Erable. He…

David A. Tower, age 69, of Seymour, TN, formerly of Bradley, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Turkey Creek Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. He was born June 10, 1951 in Chicago, the son of Joseph & Clara (Czaja) Tower. David married Alice White on May 21, 1988. David retired in A…

Donald E. Johnson, age 84, of Kankakee, passed away April 16, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.  He was born March 26, 1937 in Montpelier, Indiana, the son of Levi and Mildred (Borden) Johnson.  Donald married Marlene Baker on June 24, 1962 in Newcomerstown, Ohio. 

Phillip D. Hughes, 84, of Cabery, passed away Sunday (April 11, 2021) at his home.

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Melinda Kroesch, age 71, of Bonfield passed away April 15, 2021 at Heritage Village Nursing Home in Kankakee. She was born April 4, 1950 in Chicago, the daughter of Clyde & Ladean (Wirey) Hensley. 

Mary Ellen “Ess” Greenwood, 80, of Taylorville, passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at her residence. 

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Harold N Fournier, 92 blessed years of Herscher, IL and formally of Wilder, Vermont passed from this life on April 11, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He resided at Harvest View Senior living for 5 years. Harold was born and raised in Wilder, Vermont and lived there for 87 years until …

Darrell R. Peterson, age 63, of Bonfield, passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 at his home. He was born August 30, 1957 in Kankakee, the son of Rodney and Goldie (Erzinger) Peterson. Darrell married the love of his life, Davine Crevier, on December 27, 1975 at St. Martin of Tours Church, Kankakee. 

Robert J. Siawrys Sr., age 82, of Limestone, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Harvest View Senior Living in Herscher. 

Bernadette Aura Wilson, 93, of Stelle, quietly passed away March 26, 2021 surrounded by family and loved ones, after several years struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Lucille A. Christensen 97, of Reddick, passed away on March 27th at Riverside Medical Center. She was born in Fairview, IL on February 4, 1924, the daughter of Giovanni (John) and Vittoria Forneris who emigrated from Italy in the early 1900’s. 

 Sue (Han Young Hee) Buente, 79, of Kankakee, passed away Wednesday (March 10, 2021) at her home.

Joseph William Schwab, “Chef Joey,” 33, of Chicago and formerly of Reddick, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 23, 2021, at his home.

Shirley Mae Hamende, age 83, formerly of Kankakee, Illinois, passed away on March 1, 2021 at the Sanford Hillsboro Hospital in Hillsboro, North Dakota.

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Christina Marie (Kibbons) Wentz, 39, of Sneads, Florida passed away Thursday March 4, 2021 at her home. She was born March 26, 1981, the daughter of Bob L. and Joyce M. (Campbell) Kibbons at St Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee IL. 

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Deborah “Deb” Anderson, 65, of Reddick, passed away Wednesday (March 3, 2021) at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

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Randy J. Steinke, age 46, of Kankakee passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021. He was born June 7, 1974 in Kankakee, the son of Ronald & Rose Marie (Regnier) Steinke.

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Patrick Lane Carman, age 62, of Kankakee, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. 

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Marian L. Buente, 89, of Bonfield, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Miller Health Care in Kankakee. 

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Phyllis Wendling Lockwood, 91, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Fort Worth, TX and Bell Gardens, CA passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Riverside Senior Life Community.

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William "Bill" Weger, age 87, of Koontz Lake, Indiana passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Bill was born in Hammond, Indiana to Bonnie and Loston Weger.

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Kenneth P. Burch, age 89, of Herscher, passed away January 27, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Edwin Earl Strahan, 69, of Galatia, IL passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah Kentucky. 

Rev. Chris A. Engel Bottorff, age 65, of Crown Point, IN passed away January 21, 2021.

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…