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.

Paul F. Salzman, age 97, of rural Chebanse, died on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.  Paul was born on January 11, 1923 to George W. and Ruth (Blatt) Salzman in rural Manteno, IL.  He graduated from Manteno High School in 1940 and the University of Illinoi…

William “Bill” D. Davison, 70, of Shelbyville, IL, formerly of Herscher, IL, passed away on February 17, 2020 in his residence.

Jacqueline J. Erickson, age 89, of Essex, IL, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Aperion Care in Bradley, IL. 

Derrick L. “Diggy” Corbin, 43, of Kankakee, passed away on Feb. 4, 2020 at his home.

Richard “Dick” W. Grob, 78, of Herscher formerly of Joliet for 40 years, passed away on January 28, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.  He was born on September 23, 1941 in Kankakee to Vernon and Lucille (Jensen) Grob.  Dick worked for Caterpillar in Joliet for 32 years, was a mem…

Theodore J. Wheeler, 90, of Bradley and formerly of Kankakee passed away January 25, 2020 at Aperion Nursing Home.  

 John “Jack” F. Lochner, 79, of Herscher passed away January 24, 2020 in Bourbonnais.  He was born July 13, 1940 in Kankakee to Lawrence and Henrietta (Niessen) Lochner.  Jack married Janet Lowe July 10, 1965 and she died January 26, 2016.

Norma Denault, 84, passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Indiana.

Trudy L. Morrical, age 78, of Bourbonnais passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Bickford of Bourbonnais. She was born August 24, 1941 in Kankakee, the daughter of Walter & Virginia (Reetz) Winter. Trudy married Gerald Morrical on February 3, 1962 at Zion Lutheran Church in Chebanse. 

Dorothy Mae Jordan, 78, passed away on January 10, 2020, in College Station, Texas.  Dorothy was the daughter of Erwin F. and Celine I. “Irene” Cailteux.  She was born Aug 31, 1941, at the family’s farmhouse, near L’Erable.

Patrick Charles Hauert passed away December 29, 2019 in Olympia, Washington. He was born November 6, 1941 to Louis and Elizabeth Hauert in Peotone, Illinois. A 25-year resident of the Olympia area, he also lived in Oak Harbor, Washington, and various other locations while on U.S. Navy assignments. 

Lana A. Kukuck, 78, of Kankakee, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at her home. She was born on April 8, 1941 in Rapid City, SD, the daughter of Ralph and Frances Lovell Basler. Lana married Lynn Kukuck on July 31, 1965 at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Kankakee. 

cember 24, 2019 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL. Ramona was born on December 3, 1928 to Emile and Antoinette (Plante) Rabideau in Herscher, IL. She married Raymond Orwig on December 25, 1949. Raymond died in 2014. She served as the treasurer for the Kankakee American Legion Auxil…