Janet L. Smalley of Campus, IL, passed away at Riverside Medical Center, on November 19, 2021. According to Janet’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held. Instead she’d ask that you admire the falling leaves, feed the birds and most importantly, spend time with…

Keith R. Bauer, age 61, of Herscher passed away October 31, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. He was born February 28, 1960 in Kankakee, the son of Ronald A. & Janet (Grob) Bauer.

Zachary M. Yactzak, 37, of Kankakee, passed away Oct. 24, 2021 at his home.

Linda L. Gaunce, 74, of Limestone, passed away Oct. 26, 2021 at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood.

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 Betty Jo Baker, 83, of Kankakee, passed away Oct. 12, 2021 at her home. She was born May 19, 1938, in Bristol, Va., the daughter of Gordon and Virginia (Meade) Barker. Betty Jo married George Baker on Dec. 14, 1956, in Bristol, Va.

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Viola Lambert, 95, formerly of Herscher passed away October 10, 2021, at Arcadia Care of Clifton. 

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Irene Weger, 87, of Koontz Lake, Ind., passed away Sept. 23, 2021.

Rev. Richard F. Kostelz, 95, passed away peacefully Sept. 20, 2021 at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home in Joliet.

Thomas J. Emling, 77, of Cullom, passed away Sept. 23, 2021 at his home.was born Dec. 29, 1943, in Kankakee, a son of Lawrence and Genevieve (Schmidt) Emling. He married Nancy Kyburz on June 26, 1970. She preceded him in death June 4, 1986. He later married Betty Weaver, on Feb. 13, 1988, in…

Brian Roger High, 63, of Momence, passed away Saturday (Sept. 4, 2021).

Juanita M. Papineau, 89, of Kankakee passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021, in Kankakee. Juanita was born November 12, 1931 in Buckingham; the daughter of David and Zelva (Essington) Bowers. Juanita married Donald “Don” Papineau on June 23, 1951. Juanita was a homemaker and a seamstress; …

Gertrude Louise “Trudy” “Gert” Howell, age 84, of Herscher, formerly of Friendsville, MD passed away Friday, September 10, 2021 at her home. She was born July 17, 1937 in Zanesville, OH, the daughter of Henry William & Nellie Mae (Glass) Hutzel. Trudy married Richard Howell on October 12…

Richard A. “Dick” Paraday Sr., age 80, of Bourbonnais passed away August 29, 2021 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. He was born November 19, 1940 in Kankakee, the son of Virgil Sr. & Bernadette (LaGesse) Paraday. Dick married Patricia Taylor on June 16, 1962 in Bradley. 

Doralena B. “Dora” Mann, age 93, of St. Anne passed away August 31, 2021 at Harvest View Senior Living in Herscher. 

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Kenneth L. “Buster” Hertz Jr., age 63, of Kankakee, passed away August 29, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. 

Donna K. Magers, 68, of Campus, IL, passed away August 31, 2021. 

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Christopher Anthony Hebert, 39, of Kankakee, passed away Sunday (Aug. 29, 2021) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

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David Thomas Stickel, of Bonfield, a member of the Laborers Union Local 168, and employee of Utility Concrete Products, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (Aug. 25, 2021), at the age of 27, doing what he loved, riding his motorcycle in Morris.

Leslie A. Weedon, 74, of Chebanse passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. He was born on January 27, 1947 in Kankakee, the son of Frederick and Leola (Green) Weedon. He married Carol Schwark in Herscher on August 24, 1968 and she preceded him in passi…

Carol L. Weedon, 74, of Chebanse passed away on August 18, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born December 16, 1946 in Kankakee, the daughter of Merle and Grace (Kruse) Schwark and they preceded her in death in addition to one brother, James Schwark. 

Richard “Dick” Duval, 64, of Royal passed away at home Thursday (Aug. 26, 2021).

William W. “Bill” Johnson, age 61, of Bourbonnais passed away Wednesday, August 11, 2021 in Bourbonnais. He was born June 1, 1960 in Chicago, the son of Kenneth & Patricia (Cote) Johnson. Bill married Barbara Foltz on April 20, 1996 at College Church of the Nazarene. She preceded him in …

Clarence Otis “Butch” Kincade, 77, of Lake Zurich and formerly of Herscher passed away on August 7 at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.

Donald F. Kamp, 69, of Eldon, Missouri, passed away on August 15, 2021 at Eldon Nursing and Rehab. He was born November 20, 1951, in Kankakee, Illinois; a son of the late Donald and Dorothy (Winkle) Kamp. He was united in marriage to Korenn Ann Haas on November 18, 1989 in Bourbonnais, Illinois. 

Sean Nicholas Richie was so wonderfully weird. He used to say, “If it makes you laugh, it isn’t stupid.”  He had a clever way of teasing you, so you felt both special and annoyed. Sean’s brilliant wit was a secret he only shared with those who were closest to him. If he ever gave you a goofy…

Anna L. Arseneau, age 62, of Chebanse passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at her home.  She was born December 8, 1958 in Pikeville, KY, the daughter of Reverend James A. Tackett and Reverend Jettie Kinney.  Anna married David Arseneau on May 20, 2017.

Melinda “Kay” Rude, age 69, of Buckingham, passed away July 14, 2021, at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee. Kay was born April 6, 1952, in Metropolis, IL the daughter of Horrace Lange and Ezra Mae Heflin. She married Eddie Rude Sr. on July 11, 1970, in Metropolis, IL. 

Visitation for Ann Louise Meyer, 68, of Lombard and formerly of Union Hill, was at Parkview Community Church in Glen Ellyn from 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17, until the 4 p.m. funeral service. Burial took place in Bonfield Cemetery.

Nelda Louise Webster age 68, of Essex, IL passed away July 15, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL. Born November 22, 1952 in Kankakee, IL to the late Cecil Edward and Clara Ann (nee Fortna) Kurtenbach. 

Donna M. Malone, age 76, of Kankakee, passed away on July 19, 2021 at her home. She was born on August 18, 1944 in Kankakee, the daughter of William and Zora (Collins) Hess. She married Loy Malone on November 19, 1960 in Herscher. He preceded her in death on December 15, 2020. 

Robin R. Johnson, age 58, of Buckingham passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at her home. She was born October 10, 1962 in Cook County, the daughter of Robert and June (Ashline) Lackey. Robin married Jamy Johnson on September 17, 1983. 

Randolph L. Pombert Jr., “Bud,” 55, of Jackson, Mo., passed away June 30, 2021, in Burfordville, Mo.

Rosemary Hendrick, age 88 of Bourbonnais, passed away June 23, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.  She was born May 26, 1933, the daughter of Harold and Margaret (Tufts) McDonald.  Rosemary married Kenneth Eugene Hendrick in 1951 in Jacksonville, FL.  He preceded her in death…

Roscella Katherine Piper, age 102, of Herscher and formerly of Bonfield, passed away June 24, 2021 at Harvest View in Herscher. 

Dennis H. Jepson, 80, of Chebanse, passed away Wednesday (June 16, 2021) at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

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William H. Flageole Jr., 90, of Herscher and formerly of Ashkum, passed away June 18, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Thomas William “Bear” Turner, 61, of Reddick, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday June 16, 2021, at McNeal Hospital in Berwyn, Illinois, while at his work. He was an organ donor.

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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.