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

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. Read more

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

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. Read more

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

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

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

Wendell M. Elliot, 93, of Herscher, passed away Saturday (Oct. 5, 2019) at the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno. He was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Chebanse, the son of Carl F. and Hazel (McCuen) Elliot. He married Jean F. Smith on Oct. 24, 1953, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manteno. She pre… Read more

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

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

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

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

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. Read more

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… Read more

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

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. Read more

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. Read more

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

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

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.

Harold Stainbrook, 93, of Wilmington, passed away peacefully Sunday (Sept. 29, 2019) at his home.

Michael Burns, 51, of Watseka, passed away Friday (Sept. 27, 2019). Funeral arrangements are by Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Stella Holtz (nee Kozik), 92, of Cullom, and formerly of Harvey, passed away Friday (Sept. 27, 2019).

James M. “Sonny” Kincaid, 82, of Momence, passed away Friday (Sept. 27, 2019) at his home.

Gary A. Apel, 72, of Bourbonnais, passed away Saturday (Sept. 28, 2019) at Miller Healthcare of Kankakee. Funeral arrangements are by Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.

George Robert “Bob” Stegle, of Manteno, passed away early Monday (Sept. 23, 2019) at his home in Manteno.

E. Janice Biesterfeld, 88, of Peotone, passed away Thursday (Sept. 26, 2019) at her home.

Gary Carr, 75, of Kankakee, passed away Thursday (Sept. 26, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Mary L. Brown, 93, of Danforth, passed away Thursday (Sept. 26, 2019) after a brief stay at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth.

Janet G. Sorensen, 65, passed away peacefully Sept. 18, 2019, in the loving and caring home of Landmark Memory Care in Lafayette, Colo.

Jesse Clark Bourland, 58, of Kankakee, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 24, 2019) at his home.

Gary Mark Guy, 76, of rural Ashkum, passed away Thursday (Sept. 26, 2019) at his home.

Donald Lee Kanouse, 84, of Bradley, passed away Sunday (Sept. 22, 2019) at his daughter’s home.

Charles LaVerne Reardanz, 84, of Essex, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 24, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Christean J. “Cricket” Nelson, 76, of Bradley, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 25, 2019) at her home.

Jeremy B. Haden, 41, of Ridgeland, S.C., passed away Sept. 21, 2019, due to natural causes.

Donald Lee Kanouse, 84, of Bradley, passed away Sunday (Sept. 22, 2019) at his daughter’s home.

Samuel Gomez, 85, of Sheldon, passed away Sunday (Sept. 15, 2019) at his home.

Barbara M. Potoski, 91, of Bourbonnais, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 25, 2019) at Miller Healthcare Center in Kankakee.

Kankakee area lawyer and former state representative, Jack Beaupre, passed away Tuesday (Sept. 24, 2019) at his home, following a lingering illness.

In Loving Memory, George Edward Brackney, 77, of Kankakee, IL, formerly of Buckingham, IL., passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 5:15 AM CST at Lady of Victory Nursing home, Bourbonnais, IL.

Jamie Pepin-Martin, 40, of Conway, Ark., passed away Sept. 16, 2019, due to injuries sustained from a boating accident.

Judith A. Timms , 65, formerly of Kankakee, passed away Sunday (Sept. 22, 2019) at her home, with her husband at her side.

Tramaine D. Thompson, 41, of Jacksonville, Fla., nicknamed “Pootenanny,” passed away Sept. 4, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Donald Lee Kanouse, 84, of Bradley, passed peacefully in his sleep Sunday (Sept. 22, 2019) at his daughter’s home.