George M. Rozak Jr., 72, of Braidwood, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 16, 2019) at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Read more

A life-long farmer in the Grant Park area, Donald J. Barrie, 59, passed away Monday (Oct. 14, 2019) while working on his home farm. Read more

Geraldine Ruth (Coy) Ritsema, 85, of Kankakee, passed away peacefully at her home Saturday (Oct. 12, 2019), surrounded by family. Read more

James Dickerson, 78, of Pembroke Township, passed away Sunday (Oct. 13, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

Mildred Eileen Biesendorfer, 96, of Manteno, passed away Friday (Oct. 11, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, with her family by her side. Read more

Patricia M. Hudson, 76, of Bourbonnais, and formerly of Kankakee, passed away Thursday (Oct. 10, 2019) at her home. Read more

June H. Cianci, 80, of Bourbonnais and Hesperus, Colo., passed away peacefully in her sleep early Oct. 8, 2019. Read more

Christine Villagomez, age 67, of Bourbonnais, passed away peacefully and with her family by her side on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois. Read more

Rosaria “Rose” L. Riley, 76, of Bourbonnais, passed away Sunday (Oct. 13, 2019) at Amita Heritage Village in Kankakee. Read more

Phyllis E. Schnell, 84, of Oro Valley, Ariz., and formerly of Kankakee, passed away Monday (Oct. 14, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

Charlie Mae Thomas was born Dec. 12, 1935, in Elmore, Ala., the daughter of Emma and Joe Thomas. Her parents preceded her in death. Read more

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Mildred Eileen Biesendorfer, 96, of Manteno, passed away Friday (Oct. 11, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, with her family by her side. Read more

David LeRoy LaCost, 46, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 11, 2019, at his home in Reeseville, Wis. Read more

Margaret M. “Maggie” Lake, a lifelong resident of Manteno, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 9, 2019) under the loving care of Riverside Senior Life in Bourbonnais. Read more

David M. Denton, 65, of Momence, passed away suddenly Thursday (Oct. 10, 2019) at Chalk It Up in Manteno. Read more

Launa May Whipple Weeks, 98, of Poway, Calif., and formerly of Kankakee, died Sept. 9, 2019, at Palomar Medical Center Poway. Launa had moved to Poway in June 2015 to reside near her daughter, Susan. Read more

Gerald (Jerry) Francis Paquette, 86, of Bourbonnais, passed away Monday (Oct. 7, 2019) at Amita Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He passed surrounded by his loving family. Read more

Magnolia Dillard Nelson, “Sister,” 67, of Kankakee, passed away Oct. 1, 2019, at her home, as a result of natural causes. Read more

Father Lloyd Mark Bowden, 96, passed away peacefully Sunday evening (Oct. 6, 2019) at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Read more

Father Lloyd Mark Bowden, 96, passed away peacefully Sunday evening (Oct. 6, 2019) at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

Ronald E. Hoegger, 51, of Cabery and formerly of Odell, passed away Monday (Oct. 7, 2019) at 12:04 p.m. in rural Cabery from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Reandre Renard “Nard” Walls, 47, of Kankakee, went home to glory Monday (Oct. 7, 2019).

Elaine Elizabeth Frenzke, 90, of St. Augustine, Fla., and formerly of Kankakee, passed away Friday (Oct. 4, 2019).

Travis L. Ledbetter Sr., 70, of Columbus, Miss., passed away Tuesday (Oct. 1, 2019) at his home.

Gerald (Jerry) Francis Paquette, 86, of Bourbonnais, passed away Monday (Oct. 7, 2019) at Amita Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He passed surrounded by his loving family.

LoAnne A. (Sunnen) Schriefer passed away Aug. 30, 2019, under the care of Journey Care Hospice in Libertyville, surrounded by her daughters, Noreen and Lynda.

Robert “Bob” Zasada, 61, of Manteno, passed away Sunday (Oct. 6, 2019) at his home.

John A. Bereza, 76, of Bourbonnais, passed away Oct. 2, 2019, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

With deep sadness and a heavy heart, the family announces the passing of Anthony A. St. Louis, 86, of Kankakee.

Dennis B. O’Reilly, 69, of Kankakee, passed away peacefully, Oct. 1, 2019, at Gilman Healthcare Center.

Robert “Bob” Steffes, age 100 years, 4 months and 4 days, passed away peacefully at his home on Schweitzer Road, Elwood, on Friday (Oct. 4, 2019) by his kitchen window overlooking the home farm where he was born.

Franklin D. Brtva, 85, passed away Sept. 23, 2019, at Joliet Area Community Hospice. He most recently lived in Sevierville, Tenn., but was formerly of Clermont, Fla., Diamond and Peotone, where he was born and raised.

Father Lloyd Mark Bowden, 96, passed away peacefully Sunday evening (Oct. 6, 2019) at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

Wendell M. Elliot, 93, of Herscher, passed away Saturday (Oct. 5, 2019) at the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno.

Wendell M. Elliot, 93, of Herscher, passed away Saturday (Oct. 5, 2019) at the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno.

Margaret Ann Clifton, 83, of Momence, passed away Friday (Oct. 4, 2019).

Lauretta K. LaFond, 97, of Kankakee, passed away peacefully Wednesday (Oct. 2, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Jay “Papa” Murgach, 75, of Kankakee, passed away Friday (Oct. 4, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center, surrounded by loved ones.

Cheryl K. Broderick, 68, of Gilman, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 2, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born Feb. 13, 1951, in Savanna, the daughter of Ervie and Almira (Reineck) Guenzler. She was preceded in death by her father and one sister, Renae Brown.

Lauretta K. LaFond, 97, of Kankakee, passed away peacefully Wednesday (Oct. 2, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born Feb. 12, 1922, in Dumas, Saskatchewan, Canada, the second child of five to Rene Cruywells and Florida Loiselle. Lauretta entered the United States at the…

Dorothy Brower, 90, of Bourbonnais, passed away Sept. 24, 2019, in Chandler, Ariz. She had been a resident of Arizona for five months.

John “Jack” Reynolds, born Nov. 15, 1935, died Thursday (Oct. 3, 2019) at the age of 83. He was married to Ruth (Hayden) and they recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. He resided in Grant Park and was formerly of Riverdale.

Ollie Geneva Gladden “Shorty” Taylor, 94, the family matriarch, of Kankakee, fell asleep peacefully and never woke up; she passed away Saturday (Sept. 28, 2019) at Amita Health St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee. Ollie was born Feb. 7, 1925, in Chester, S.C., Fairfield County.

James Gary “JT” Truelove, 68, of Buckingham, passed away 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18, 2019, in his home, surrounded by his family.

Levi Josiah Cross, 2, of Watseka, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 1, 2019) at his family’s home.

Daniel Franklin McDonald, 79, of Metropolis, passed away Sept. 26, 2019, in Paducah, Ky.

Timmy J. Powell, 59, of Gilman, passed away Monday (Sept. 30, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.

Robert “Bob” E. Damon Sr., 72, of Manteno, passed away Saturday (Sept. 28, 2019) at his home.

Pamela K. Morris Karr Caraway, 74, passed away Sept. 20, 2019, at Beauford Memorial Hospital in South Carolina, surrounded by her loved ones.

Edward Victor Fournier, 84, of Bradley, passed away Saturday (Sept. 28, 2019) at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Barbara J. Brewer, 81, of Gilman, passed away Monday (Sept. 30, 2019) at Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka.

Glenn Mize, 70, of Campton Hills, passed away Sunday (Sept. 29, 2019) at his home. Funeral arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

Dennis C. Sherwood, 73, of Momence, passed away Sunday (Sept. 29, 2019) at Edward Hospital in Naperville.

Richard “Dick” H. Fitch, 90, of Herscher, passed away Saturday (Sept. 28, 2019) at his home, surrounded by his family.

Michael J. Memenga, 32, of Watseka, passed away Thursday (Sept. 26, 2019).

Gary A. Apel, 72, of Bourbonnais, passed away Saturday (Sept. 28, 2019) at Miller Healthcare Center in Kankakee.