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.

Randy Clapp, age 67, of Kempton, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at his home. He was born January 26, 1953 in Pontiac, the son of LeRoy & Annabel Jacobs Clapp. On February 20, 1993, he married Holly Robertson Travis. 

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Gregory K. “Greg” Skarstad, 74, of Herscher, passed away Sept. 14, 2020 at Miller Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.  

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 Shirley Berger, a remarkable lady who did not meet a piece of fabric she did not like. Preferably known as “Nana”, Shirley entered eternal life on Saturday, September 12, 2020. 

Daniel C. Suess, 74, of Manteno and formerly of Herscher passed away August 23, 2020 at IL Veterans Home in Manteno.  He was born September 2, 1945 to Harold and Rosa (Saaijenga) Suess.

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…