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KANKAKEE — Nancy L. Lowman, 77, of Kankakee, and formerly of Momence, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2022) at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. Read more

KANKAKEE — Steve Fournier, 61, of Kankakee, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022), at his home. He was affectionately known as “Fred” by his friends. Read more

BOURBONNAIS — Richard C. “Dick” Sanders Sr., 81, of Bourbonnais, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2022) at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. Read more

BOURBONNAIS — Anil Varughese John, 34, of Bourbonnais, passed away Monday (Jan. 10, 2022) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

BOURBONNAIS — James R. Sherer, 76, of Bourbonnais, passed away Jan. 9, 2022, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

HOMER GLEN — Edward M. Sennett, 76, of Homer Glen and formerly of Herscher, Clifton and Johnsburg, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2022) at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Read more

GRANT PARK — Joseph Samuel Rademacher, 63, of Grant Park, was born Aug. 29, 1958, to his loving mother and father, John H. and Elizabeth Didier Rademacher. Read more

CLIFTON — George P. Benjamin, 77, of Clifton, went to his Heavenly home Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2022) from Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

KANKAKEE — Robert J. Boudreau, 68, of Kankakee, passed away Saturday (Jan. 8, 2022) at Bickford Assisted Living of Bourbonnais. Read more

KANKAKEE — JoAnn Smith, 79, of Kankakee, passed away Sunday (Jan. 9, 2022) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

KANKAKEE — JoAnne Smith (Nudie), 53, of Kankakee, passed away Jan. 5, 2022, at home, with family. Read more

KANKAKEE — Francis A. Fritz, 87, of Kankakee, passed away Friday (Jan. 7, 2022) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

ROCKFORD — Funeral services for Darlene Louise Beck, 92, of Rockford, and formerly of Chebanse, will be Saturday, Jan. 15, at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the services will be at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Joel Brown will officiate. Burial will be in E… Read more

PEMBROKE TOWNSHIP — Steveatta Graham, 48, of Pembroke Township, passed away Jan. 3, 2022, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

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CICERO, Ind. — Shirley Mae Leathers, 81, of Cicero, Ind., passed away Sunday (Jan. 9, 2022), at Prairie Lake Health Campus in Noblesville, Ind. Read more

URBANA — Steven A. Eastburn, 68, of Urbana and formerly of Watseka, passed away Jan. 4, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Read more

WILMINGTON — William E. Locke, 83, of Wilmington, passed away Thursday (Jan. 6, 2022) at Morris Hospital, following an extended battle with COVID. Read more

SHELDON — Gene L. Morgan, 94, of Sheldon, passed away Monday (Jan. 10, 2022) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. Read more

WICHERT — Kim F. DeYoung, 67, of Wichert, passed away Friday (Jan. 7, 2022) at his home. Read more

KANKAKEE — Deveta Q. Kimbrough, 40, of Kankakee, departed this life on Earth on Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2022) from Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, with family by her side. Read more

KANKAKEE — Ruth Ann Mitchell, 71, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (Jan. 6, 2022) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, with her family by her side. Read more

BOURBONNAIS — Jonathan Charles Janssen, 66, of Bourbonnais, passed away at 1:45 p.m. Friday (Jan. 7, 2022) at his home. Read more

GRANT PARK — James J. Janowski, age 75, of Grant Park, passed away peacefully Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2022). Read more

GRANT PARK — William F. Becker, 89, of Grant Park, passed away Thursday (Jan. 6, 2022) at Miller Rehab Center in Kankakee. Read more

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BEAVERVILLE — Kenneth R. “Kenny” Lafond, 93, of Beaverville, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2022) at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. Read more

KANKAKEE — Artel R. Christensen, 85, of Kankakee, passed away Jan. 2, 2022, at Watseka Rehabilitation Center. Read more

CHEBANSE — Rita Baker, 87, of Chebanse, passed away Monday (Jan. 3, 2022) at Prairieview Lutheran Home-Faith Place in Danforth. Read more

ST. ANNE — Sheryl Johnson, 71, of St. Anne, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 5, 2022) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Read more

BRADLEY — Father Rene Dionne, 87, a priest of the Missionaries of Africa, passed away Dec. 7, 2021, in Madrid, Spain. Read more

BRADLEY — Robert “Papa” White, 65, of Bradley, was reunited with his son in Heaven on Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2022). Read more

BRADLEY — Robert “Papa” White, 65, of Bradley, was reunited with his son in Heaven on Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2022).

BOURBONNAIS — Fidel E. Desiderio, 60, of Bourbonnais, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2022) after a long battle with COVID-19, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

KANKAKEE — Charles C. Sims Sr. passed away suddenly Dec. 31, 2021, at age 73.

ST. ANNE — Delphine “Della” Ann Bradigan, of St. Anne, passed away Dec. 28, 2021, at the age of 92.

BRADLEY — Beverly A. Kress, 84, passed away Jan. 2, 2022.

RANKIN — Robert D. Minard Jr., 63, of Rankin, passed away peacefully Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2022) at his home.

KANKAKEE — Dean Alan Drazy, 64, of Kankakee, passed away suddenly Dec. 24, 2021, at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

HERSCHER — Edward “Ed” Nicholas Murray, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) U.S. Naval Reserve, age 100, of Herscher, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 2, 2022, from AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee, following a recent decline in health.

KANKAKEE — On Dec. 29, 2021, Denzil “Denny” Neumann, 81, was promoted to his heavenly home, because he had received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior at a young age.

BRAIDWOOD — Joseph A. Faletti Sr., 91, a lifelong resident of Braidwood, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2022) with family by his side.

KANKAKEE — Kathie Lou Christensen, 66, of Kankakee, passed away Saturday (Jan. 1, 2022).

WATSEKA — Carolyn A. Thornburg, 74, of Watseka, passed away Dec. 29, 2021, at her home.

BOURBONNAIS — Harold L. “Louie” DeVore, 80, of Bourbonnais, passed away Dec. 29, 2021, at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.

BOURBONNAIS — “Hal” John Harold Seyden Jr., 86, of Bourbonnais, passed away Dec. 21, 2021, at his home.

KANKAKEE — Robert “Bobby” J. Fitzpatrick, 59, passed away Friday (Dec. 31, 2021) of COVID complications at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, surrounded by his family.

BRADLEY — George A. Ray, 86, of Bradley, passed away Dec. 21, 2021, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

VENICE, Fla. — Ralph Leo Moreland Jr., 88, of Venice, Fla., and formerly of Kankakee, passed away Dec. 27, 2021, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

KANKAKEE — Jonas M. Hawkins passed away peacefully Dec. 24, 2021, at his home.

HOOPESTON — Paul J. Martin, 87, of Hoopeston, passed away at 8:05 p.m. on Dec. 28, 2021, at his daughter’s home in St. Anne.

KANKAKEE — Dolores Villanueva, 64, of Kankakee, passed away Dec. 24, 2021, at Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home in Clifton.

BUCKLEY — Alta Lammers Baillie, 92, formerly of Buckley, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 1, 2022) at Villas of Hollybrook, Gibson City.

WATSEKA — Kay Ellen Hoyer, 83, of Watseka, passed away Sunday (Jan. 2, 2022) in her home, surrounded by loved ones.

BOURBONNAIS — Marjorie P. Vollmer, 96, of Bourbonnais, passed away Sunday (Jan. 2, 2022) at Miller Healthcare Center in Kankakee.

BRADLEY — Bradley Police Department Sergeant Marlene R. Rittmanic was killed in the line of duty Thursday (Dec. 30, 2021).

BOURBONNAIS — Fred M. “Fast Freddie” Vagt Jr., 73, of Bourbonnais, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2021) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

MOMENCE — Robert “BJ” Barwegen, 80, of Momence, passed away Friday (Dec. 31, 2021) at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

BOURBONNAIS — Marc L. Boudreau, 61, of Bourbonnais, passed away Thursday (Dec. 30, 2021) at his home, surrounded by his loved ones.

CHEBANSE — Susan M. Cotter, 94, of Chebanse, and formerly of Bradley, Clifton, Bloomington and Linn Creek, Mo., passed away Friday (Dec. 31, 2021) at her residence.

BRADENTON, Fla. — Ina Mae (Hays) Cadle, 77, of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Wilmington, passed away Dec. 24, 2021, at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla.

CHEBANSE — Nicholas Ryan Koch, 37, of Chebanse, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2021) at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

BOURBONNAIS — Fred M. "Fast Freddie" Vagt Jr., 73, of Bourbonnais, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2021) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

KANKAKEE — Caine Snider, 25, of Kankakee, passed away Dec. 26, 2021, at his home.

KANKAKEE — Dean E. Kirchner, 51, of Kankakee, passed away Monday (Dec. 27, 2021) at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.

PEOTONE — Ferne M. Cann, 97, of Peotone, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 29, 2021) at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

KANKAKEE — Benjamin A. “Ben” Koziol, 42, of Kankakee, passed away Dec. 26, 2021, at his home, as a result of Bile Duct Cancer.