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Healy Chapel

Family Owned and Operated Since 1891

The Healy Chapel with its stately elegance and rich history is the perfect setting to the funeral home’s proud tradition. For 100 years The Healy Chapel has provided quality caring funeral service to the families of Aurora and the surrounding communities.

The beginning of The Healy Undertaking Company dates back to 1891 when W.H. Healy opened a combination furniture and undertaking business under the name of Healy and Blair. His brother, A.N. Healy, soon entered the business forming a partnership that extends to today.

With the increasing demands of the business, The Healy Undertaking Company decided a new facility must be commissioned that would be designed specifically for the arranging and conducting of funeral services. The Healy management commissioned George Grant Elmslie a noted Chicago architect, to design an elegant yet functional facility. Elmslie worked in the office of Louis Sullivan, a leader in the Prairie School of Design.

The building is constructed of a high quality Roman brick on all four sides and embellished with terra cotta and glazed tile set in unique places. The main chapel is finished in American black walnut. The main and second floors are finished in oak and the third floor in birch. The decorative work has been taken from the architects’ original designs, including the chairs on the speaker’s platform and the lighting fixtures.

Specifically designed stained glass windows are used extensively throughout the chapel with three magnificent panels located in the main chapel. Remaining window treatments are comprised of steel casement sash windows of leaded glass with sliding copper fly screens. The facility was designed to be fireproof and completely functional. The Healy Chapel was completed in 1928 at a cost of $100,000.

In 1985, the U.S. Department of the Interior placed The Healy Chapel on the National Registry of Historical Places. The funeral home was completely renovated in 1986 with the idea of restoring the original interior.

The Healy Chapel takes pride in the beautiful and uniquely designed facility. But the Healy Chapel is more than just a structure. It represents a tradition of quality caring funeral service in a time of need.

The Healy Chapel offers a full range of funeral services including prearrangement planning and after-care services. As a result of our dedication and commitment to quality professional funeral services, The Healy Chapel is a selected member of the International Order of the Golden Rule, an association of distinguished funeral homes throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. The Healy Chapel stands as a memorial to past generations and in readiness to serve the future.


Our Obituaries

John "Jack" F. O'Donnell

June 21, 1934 - November 12, 2019

John "Jack" F. O'Donnell, 85 of Sugar Grove, passed away Tuesday November 12, 2019 at his home. He was born June 21, 1934 in Jackson Heights, NY, the son of the late John and Edna O'Donnell. John is survived by his sons, John (Susie) O'Donnell and Stephen (Maria) O'Donnell; his daughter, Leslie Burns; his grandchildren, Riley and Jack O'Donnell, Kayla, Bailey and Nina Burns; many other...
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M. Deloris Close

December 12, 1928 - November 5, 2019

M. Deloris Close, 90, of Geneva, passed away peacefully with family at her side on November 5, 2019. She was born on December 12, 1928 in Harvey, Illinois, the daughter of the late Earl J. and Beulah (Love) Gerkin. Deloris retired from Austin-Western and also from the U of I Extension Services. She was a former member of Claim St. Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Jill Close...
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Harvey P. Sterkel

May 19, 1934 - October 21, 2019

Harvey P. Sterkel, 85 of North Aurora, passed away Monday October 21, 2019 at his home. He was born May 19, 1934 in Denver Colorado, the son of the late Henry and Pauline (Mohr) Sterkel. Harvey served his country with the U.S. Navy. He married his high school sweetheart, Gloria Krieger on April 12, 1953. In 1956, Harvey was recruited by the Aurora Sealmaster fastpitch softball team and along...
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Kathleen M. Miller

September 22, 1944 - October 13, 2019

Kathleen M. (Connolly) Miller of Lanark, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 13, 2019. She was born September 22, 1944 in Chicago, IL. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Bob Miller Sr.; children, Bob (Theresa) Miller Jr, Laura (Russ) Huggins, Judy (Brian) Lentz and Lisa (Tom) Erdman; her sister, Therese Connolly; her brother, Walt Connolly and her...
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Daniel P. McClernon

December 18, 1957 - October 12, 2019

Daniel P. McClernon, 61 of Aurora, passed away Saturday October 12, 2019. He was born December 18, 1957 in Aurora, Il the son of Leroy and Alice (Longoria) McClernon. Dan graduated from Marmion Academy and decided to pursue a career in the trades, he became a pipefitter, working in the Fox Valley area for many years with the Union Local 597. He loved gardening, his long walks with his dog,...
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Robert S. Seeler

June 19, 1935 - October 12, 2019

Robert S. Seeler, 84, of Sugar Grove, passed away Saturday October 12, 2019 at Delnor Community Hospital. He was born June 19, 1935 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Ferd and Helen Seeler. Robert is survived by his wife, Charmaine Seeler of Sugar Grove, his daughter, Kathy Banks; his grandchildren, Joe (Kate) Seeler, Mike (Melissa) Seeler, Rachel Seeler and Sarah Banks; his sister, Carole...
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Barbara A. Varga

June 22, 1937 - October 6, 2019

Barbara A. Varga, 82, formerly of Spring Lake, MI, passed away Sunday October 6, 2019 at Cedarhurst of Yorkville. She was born June 22, 1937 in Rochester, NY., the daughter of the late Ned and Laura (Stoner) Mertz. She was united in marriage in 1967 to Anthony J. Varga Jr., She is survived by her son, Donald W. (Betty) Jackley of Aurora, IL; her grandchildren, Benjamin (Chloe) Von...
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Ravin D. "Woody" Ray

March 25, 1937 - October 1, 2019

Ravin D. "Woody" Ray, 82, of Sugar Grove passed away peacefully surrounded by close family in the early morning hours on October 1st, 2019. He lived a wonderful life and will be missed dearly by all. Woody was born on March 25, 1937 in Tyler, Missouri to Ernest and Altie (Chipman) Ray. Woody was well known in Sugar Grove, throughout Kane County and the surrounding areas. He was also highly...
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Belen Rodriguez

February 7, 1938 - October 1, 2019

Belen Rodriguez, age 81, died peacefully at home on October 1, 2019 in Sycamore, IL. Belen was born on February 7, 1938 in Guanajuato, Mexico. Her parents were Jose Rodriguez and Luz Lopez. Belen is survived by children; Martha Seelhoff (Eric Seelhoff), Baltazar Zavala (Cristina Zavala) and Marcelina Gonzalez (Luis Gonzalez). She is continued through her 7 grandchildren; Joe Seelhoff, Ryan...
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Lawrence C. Hawkinson

May 15, 1928 - September 30, 2019

Lawrence C. Hawkinson, 91, of Aurora, IL had his final prayer answered when God called him home on September 30, 2019. He was born on May 15, 1928 in Aurora, IL. He was the son of the late Carl and Bernice(Chester) Hawkinson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elinor June (Clark) and they shared 68 years of marriage together. He is survived by his three wonderful daughters who were the...
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Mira Lee "Mi" Loran

September 24, 1929 - September 8, 2019

Mira Lee Loran of Sugar Grove, IL passed away peacefully on September 8, 2019. She was 89 years old. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Mira will also be remembered as an accomplished professional, benefactor and servant leader. The eldest child of Felix J. Tomei, Jr. and Hortense Schurmann Tomei, Mira "Mi" was born in Chicago and raised in Northfield, IL. Following...
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William L. Emory

August 31, 1939 - August 22, 2019

William L. Emory, 79 of Sugar Grove, passed away Thursday August 22, 2019 at his home. He was born August 31, 1939 in Tomahawk, WI, the son of the late Lyle and Gladys Emory. Bill was employed by Preston Trucking Company for over 30 years. He was an avid Hunter and Fisherman when time permitted. He also was a golfer and range shooter. He was everyone's favorite relative. He was the life of...
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Terry A. Brown

February 8, 1955 - August 20, 2019

Terry A. Brown, 64, of Hinckley, passed away Tuesday August 20, 2019 at Rush-Copley Medical Center. He was born February 8, 1955 in Plano, IL the son of the late Richard and Betty (Kiene) Brown. Terry worked for the Beacon News, bought and sold rental properties, owned an Auto Body Shop and owned and operated with his wife "Kathy", The Brown Pub in Hinckley for 37 years. He had many...
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Ernest Lee "Frog" Marshall

June 18, 1946 - August 17, 2019

Ernest Lee Marshall, "Frog", 73, a life-long resident of Aurora, passed away on August 17, 2019. A 1964 graduate of East Aurora High School, Ernie was employed at Caterpillar in Montgomery, IL for 34 years until he retired in 1998. Ernie is survived by his wife, Sylvia Salazar Marshall; children, Darryl (Cheryl) Marshall, Tina (Rickey) Kirkwood and Tammy Thomas of Montgomery, IL., Jason ...
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Mary R. Gonzales

April 8, 1943 - August 16, 2019

Mary R. Gonzales, 76, of Sugar Grove, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019. She was born April 8,1943 in Midland, MI, daughter of the late Catarino and Eva (Segura) Rodriguez. She worked at AT&T and was a member of Sugar Grove American Legion Women's Auxiliary. She also enjoyed painting and music, but what she loved the most was spending time with her family and especially her grandsons. ...
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Martha A. Gil

October 7, 1966 - August 11, 2019

Martha A. Gil, 52, of Sugar Grove, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 11, 2019. She was born on October 7, 1966 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of the late Donald and Florence Lowenberg. Martha is survived by her loving husband, Eduardo J. Gil, her daughter, Megan E. Gil and her son, Alexander J. Gil. Martha is also survived by her sisters, Jane Lowenberg, Carol Lowenberg and Nancy...
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Walter S. Larson

February 27, 1955 - August 9, 2019

Walter S. Larson, son of Walter E. Larson and Jeanne B. Larson was born on 2/27/1955. He arrived home safely with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on 8/9/2019 after a valiant fight with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Pamela (Wells) Larson, and his brother Robert of Diamond City, Arkansas. As well as his nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly, expressing his great love for...
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Mary Margaret LeVan

July 31, 1944 - July 31, 2019

Mary died in her home on July 31, 2019, her 75 birthday. Mary's life ministry was devoted to catholic education at the high school level. She taught at St Francis de Sales in Chicago, Immaculate Heart of Mary and then St. Joseph's in Westchester, from which she retired. In her retirement, Mary devoted her life and faith to St. Gall Catholic Church in Elburn, which had become her spiritual home....
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Beverly J. Melson

October 27, 1932 - July 25, 2019

Beverly Jean Melson (Johnson), 86, of Sugar Grove passed away July 25, 2019. She was born in Elgin, Il to the late Herman and Mary (Garvin) Johnson. Beverly graduated from St. Charles High School in 1950. She was united in marriage to John (Jack) Melson. They had two children, Mari and Randy. Jack and Bev worked side by side at Hillside Tavern until it was destroyed by fire. Later, they...
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Mary Ellen Peffer

May 31, 1956 - July 19, 2019

Mary Ellen Peffer, 63, of Sugar Grove, died on Friday July 19, 2019 at Delnor Community Hospital after a long relationship with Multiple Myeloma. She was born in Aurora, IL on May 31, 1956 to Richard and Joan Haen (Miller). Mary Ellen attended St. Rita grade school and Rosary High School. She worked at Ace Hardware in Aurora and the family business, Luigi's Pizza. After having her three children,...
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Peter G. Bensen

July 4, 1931 - July 19, 2019

Peter G. Bensen, 88, of Sugar Grove, passed away Friday July 19, 2019 at Presence Mercy Medical Center. He was born July 4, 1931 in Chicago, Il the son of the late Peter and Cecilia (Thomsen) Bensen. Peter worked for many years at the Canfield's Beverage Company in Chicago. He served his country with U. S. Army. Peter is survived by his three children, Diane (Andy) Annes, Donna (Mark) Proctor...
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Kathleen J. Kelly

April 3, 1941 - July 15, 2019

Kathleen J. Kelly, 78 of Sandwich, passed away July 14, 2019. She was born April 3, 1941 in Kenosha, WI, the daughter of the late Russell and Delores Johnson. She was a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Moose and the VFW. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Her hair was her pride and joy, it was always done just so! Kathleen was a waitress for many years before...
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Richard W. Anthony

August 17, 1929 - July 12, 2019

Richard W. Anthony, 89, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, formerly of Big Rock, IL passed away Friday July 12, 2019 in Scottsdale, AZ. He was born August 17, 1929 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late John James Anthony and Coleta Margret (nee Noll). Richard is survived by his daughter, Linda Anthony of Yorkville, IL; his son, Alfred (Jean) Anthony of Scottsdale, AZ; his four...
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Ronald O. Ahlberg

June 27, 1956 - July 4, 2019

Ronald O. Ahlberg, 63, passed away on July 4, 2019. He was born on June 27, 1956 in Santa Monica, CA, the son of Phillip and Georgie (Owen) Ahlberg. He was a Bears fan, loved the blues, and would climb any lighthouse or volcano in sight. Ron is survived by his wife of 24 years, Donna (Farrell) Ahlberg; his daughters, Alexandra Ahlberg and Madison Ahlberg; his sister-in-law and brother-in...
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Jeffery David Osman

February 6, 1970 - July 2, 2019

Jeffery David Osman, 49, of North Carolina, formerly of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 after a courageous battle with liver disease. He was born February 6, 1970 in Aurora. He was a 1987 graduate of Kaneland High School and worked as an engineer for 20 years at Solid Works Corporation. Jeffery is survived by his daughters, Molly and Layne; mother, Kathy Osman; sisters,...
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Parish W. Swanson

May 20, 1969 - June 13, 2019

Parish Wayne Swanson "Parry" 50, of Aurora IL, passed away suddenly on Thursday, June 13, 2019 in Elkhart, IN. He was born on May 20, 1969 in Naperville IL. Parry was a 1987 graduate of West Aurora High School where he met his high school sweetheart, Jeni and they built their life together. He was self-employed at the time of his death. Parry had a big heart and was known as the guy who...
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Tim A. Jarka

February 16, 1962 - June 13, 2019

Tim A. Jarka, 57 of Sugar Grove passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019. He was born February 16, 1962 in Aurora, son of Dorthy and the late Charles Jarka. He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1980 and was owner and operator of Jarka Remodeling. Tim is survived by his wife, Dawn; children Zachary (Hannah) Jarka and Madeline (Maximilian) Angus; grandsons, Landen Michael, Chandler Joseph and...
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James J. "Jim" Fancsali

June 27, 1953 - June 5, 2019

James "Jim" Joseph Fancsali, 65, of Aurora, IL passed away Wednesday June 5th surrounded by his loving family. James was born June 27, 1953 in Aurora, IL to Joe and Mable (Griffith) Fancsali. He graduated from West Aurora Senior High School in 1971. On July 14, 1974 he married Diane Mae Chumbler. James spent his early years working construction alongside his father at Fancsali Bros....
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Paul B. Ellison

August 19, 1955 - June 4, 2019

Paul Bixley Ellison "Bix", passed away on June 4, 2019 in Aurora, Illinois at McAuley Manor. Bix was born in Chicago, Illinois to proud parents, Paul Vernon Ellison and Constance 'Connie' Geneva Ferguson-Ellison on August 19, 1955. He is preceded in death by his parents; Grandparents, Geneva and Sydney Ferguson, Cassandra and Claude Ellison; Aunt Dorothy; Uncle Estes 'Speed' Ballard and...
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John C. Schwickert

September 10, 1964 - June 1, 2019

John C. Schwickert, 54, of Westmont, IL, passed away suddenly on June 1, 2019 due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born September 10, 1964 to the late William and Hazel "Pat" (Boltie) Schwickert. John had been self-employed at the time of his death. He was always someone that could build or fix anything. Throughout his life he had a great love of anything with wheels,...
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Jane M. Kowalczyk

May 9, 1927 - June 1, 2019

Jane M. Kowalczyk, devoted wife of the late Chester A., loving mother of Darryl (Patricia), the late Patricia Kowalczyk, James (Debora), William (Susan), the late Robert, Richard (Dawn), Susan (the late George) Shirkey, Kenneth (Inna), Jerry (Kristie) and Sandy (Scott) Kish. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 21, 2019 from 9 A.M. until the Memorial Mass time of 10 A.M. at St....
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Sandra Lee Brackett

July 24, 1939 - May 31, 2019

Sandra Lee Brackett, 79, of Sugar Grove, passed away May 31, 2019. She was born July 24, 1939 in Aurora, daughter of the late Homer and Amber Brackett and sixth generation farming family in Sugar Grove. She was a 1957 graduate of Big Rock High School and was a bookkeeper for 40 years at Merchants Bank in Aurora. She also attended Big Rock English Congregational Church in Big Rock. ...
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Scott C. Doyens

March 20, 1965 - May 27, 2019

Scott C. Doyens, 54 of Hinckley, IL passed away Monday, May 27, 2019. He was born March 20, 1965 in Aurora, IL and graduated from West Aurora High School in 1983. Scott worked as an artist, craftsman and tinkerer within many mediums. Known to many as the "Bicycle Man", Scott's hobby was collecting - including bicycles and antiques; and he recently learned how to ballroom dance. Scott was always...
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Edward L. Foote

November 6, 1928 - May 18, 2019

Edward Lane Foote, 90, of Aurora, Illinois, peacefully passed away on May 18, 2019 surrounded by his family. Edward was born to Raymond and Arvilla (Atherton) Foote on November 6, 1928 in Ottawa, Illinois. He was a graduate of West Aurora High School, Harvard College and Harvard Law School. Edward was devoted to his family. He married Helen (McDonald) in 1952. He leaves behind his wife...
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Raymond D. Lumpp

February 4, 1930 - May 14, 2019

Raymond Donald Lumpp, 89, of Sugar Grove, passed away on May 14, 2019 at St. Joseph Village in Chicago, surrounded by his family. He was born in rural Shelby County, Illinois to Mark and Bessie (Steger) Lumpp on February 4, 1930. He helped on the family farm and attended Shelbyville High School, where he began a lifelong love of basketball. Upon graduation in 1947 he moved to Racine,...
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John O. Skow

April 10, 1950 - May 14, 2019

John O. Skow, 69, of Byron (formerly of Geneva and Sugar Grove), passed away May 14, 2019 at Michealsen Health Center in Batavia, IL. He was born April 10, 1950 in Aurora, Illinois, the son of the late Oakley and Marie (Sierke) Skow. John graduated from Geneva High School in 1968 and Aurora College in 1972. He then worked for Donahue & Thornhill for many years as a land surveyor while also...
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Joyce Johnsen (Rislow)

March 13, 1931 - May 1, 2019

Joyce Johnsen (Rislow), 88, of North Aurora, formerly of St. Charles, passed away on May 1, 2019 at Bria of Geneva. She was born on March 13, 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Malcolm and Ann (Catalano) Grierson. Joyce enjoyed dancing, traveling, spending time and visiting with her family. She made many dear friends over the years, some of those being, Eileen, Ramona...
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Edward L. Brengman

March 5, 1953 - April 12, 2019

Edward Lee Brengman, 66, of Sugar Grove, passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born March 5, 1953 in Aurora, IL. Ed served his country honorably in the United States Army from September 1971 – August 1973 as a Vulcan Crewman. His duty stations included, Fort Lewis, Tacoma, WA; Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX and...
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Robert H. Walter

April 2, 1940 - April 4, 2019

Robert H. "Bob" Walter, 79, from Montgomery, Illinois passed away on April 4, 2019. Bob was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who brought joy to everyone he met. He retired from Peer Bearing Company based in Waukegan, Illinois. Bob was able to travel as the Vice President of Sales and always brought back a piece of the world home to share with all. After retiring,...
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C. Joyce Nelson

August 19, 1941 - April 2, 2019

C. Joyce Nelson, 77, of Big Rock, passed away Tuesday April 2, 2019 at her home. She was born August 19, 1941 in Aurora, Il the daughter of the late John and Eloise (Burgholzer) Carlstedt. Joyce was the owner of Central Machinery Movers in Big Rock, Illinois, that she and her husband started in 1984 and she was active in the business until her death. She was the school crossing guard...
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Mary Lou Yarger

August 12, 1932 - April 1, 2019

Mary Lou Yarger, 86, of Aurora, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019. She was born August 12, 1932 in Chicago, daughter of the late George and Helen Vonderohe. She is survived by her children, Rick Ira (Denise) Yarger, Christopher Allen (Lisa) Yarger, Mark Steven Yarger, Holly Ann (Terry) Belmont (Yarger) and Brian Lee (Andrea) Yarger; 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; siblings,...
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Cassandra J. Janoski

December 19, 1960 - March 30, 2019


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Jeanene R. Sipos

June 2, 1936 - March 26, 2019

Jeanene R. Sipos, 82, of Yorkville, passed away Tuesday March 26, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 2, 1936 in Big Rock, IL the daughter of the late Russell and (Fern Williams) Boyce. Jeanene attended Copley School of Nursing in Aurora IL, graduated in 1957. She was united in marriage to Michael "Tom" Sipos and lived in Aurora until moving to Saint...
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Donald F. Wheaton

January 29, 1933 - March 20, 2019

Donald F. Wheaton, 86, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. He was born January 29, 1933 in Aurora, son of the late Fred and Dorothy (Baish) Wheaton. He graduated from East Aurora High School. Donald proudly served in the Navy as a Boatswain Mate on the U.S.S. Quincy. He worked in the construction field doing drywall. Donald is survived by...
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Ryan S. Andrzejewski

August 19, 1998 - March 14, 2019

Ryan Andrzejewski (Ry Ry), age 20 of Sugar Grove, IL passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 in Springfield, MO, the loving, caring son of Steve and Alisa Andrzejewski. Ryan was seeking a career in firefighting and had recently relocated to MO. Ryan was blessed with the gift of friendship, unconditional acceptance of others and having the biggest heart. He was loved by uncountable friends with...
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Monica Dowling

June 11, 1938 - March 8, 2019

Monica Dowling, 80, of Sugar Grove, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019. She was born June 11, 1938 in Co. Roscommon, Ireland, daughter of the late Bernard and Mary Jane Keaveney. Dearest Mother of Margaret Cox, Patty (Cindy) Dowling, John (Lori) Dowling, Deanna (Craig) Knoche and Robert (Stephanie) Dowling; Cherished Sister and Best Friend of Nancy Dowling; more Loving Sisters in Ireland and...
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Michael C. Dudzik

September 19, 1951 - March 3, 2019

Michael C. Dudzik, 67, of North Aurora, passed away at his home on Sunday, March 3, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 19, 1951 in Chicago to the late Frank and Helen Dudzik. Beloved husband of Jan (Liedtke) and loving father of Lynn, Jamie and Michael. Brother of Dennis (Julie) Dudzik and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Member of the Batavia Congregation of...
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Steven H. Rasmussen

August 8, 1950 - February 25, 2019

Steven Howard Rasmussen was born on August 8, 1950. He attended public school in Glen Ellyn and later graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Eureka College in 1973. Steve moved to Aurora in 1978 and became a feature of the newly formed Riverfront Playhouse, a self-described "storefront stock company" which occupied a building on the Water St. Mall. Steve became an almost constant presence at...
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David Paul Cochran, Jr.

May 5, 1931 - February 22, 2019

David Paul Cochran Jr., 87, of Wheaton passed away Friday, February 22, 2019. He was born May 5, 1931 in Bartow, Florida, son of the late David and Josephine Cochran Sr. He is survived by his children, Penny (John) Diehl, Gary Cochran and Terry Cochran; grandchildren, Nathan (Jessica) Massell and Zachary (Julie) Massell; great-grandchildren, Freya Masell, Zac and Dylan Stanford; siblings,...
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Marilyn J. Schindelbeck

August 24, 1921 - February 6, 2019

Marilyn J. Schindelbeck, 97, of Aurora passed away Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Presence Mercy Center. She was born August 24, 1921 in Aurora, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Secor) Schindlbeck. Marilyn was a life-long resident of Aurora and will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Marilyn is survived by her nieces, Joan Jacobson, Nancy Fuller, Betty Shulda and Julie...
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Leigh A. Jaffke

February 3, 1962 - January 23, 2019

Leigh Ann Jaffke, 56, of Yorkville, passed away peacefully January 23, 2019 after a brief battle with ovarian cancer. She was born February 3, 1962 to W.W. (Jeff) and Arlene (Meyers) Jaffke, Leigh attended West Aurora schools, participated in basketball, and graduated from West Aurora High School with the Class of 1980. Leigh then went on to play college basketball at East Tennessee State...
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Regina Lee Lewison

June 8, 1947 - January 21, 2019

Regina Lee Lewison, 71, of Aurora, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was born June 8, 1947 in Viroqua, WI the daughter of the late Selmer L. and Helen L. (Hanson) Lewison. She was raised in a rural Wisconsin community composed of hard-working folks of Norwegian heritage. Gina spent her earlier years singing with a church quartet. In her later years she...
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Francisco Rafael Hernandez

December 20, 1991 - January 20, 2019

Francisco Rafael Hernandez, 27, of Montgomery, passed away January 20, 2019. He was born December 20, 1991 son of Jose and Beatrice Hernandez. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 4 PM - 8 PM at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554.
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Jennifer S. Amery

April 11, 1969 - January 16, 2019

Jennifer S. Amery, 49, of Sugar Grove, passed away Wednesday January 16, 2019 at St. Joseph Medical Center. She was born April 11, 1969 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of Richard and Helen (Souders) Bailey.   Jennifer graduated from Kaneland High School in 1987. She was employed for over 28 years at Minute Man International in Pingree Grove, IL.   Jennifer is survived by her husband, John J....
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Doris A. Rediger

May 25, 1935 - January 10, 2019

Doris A. Rediger, 83, of Sugar Grove, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at her home. She was born May 25, 1935 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of the late Glenn and Mildred Borchers. Doris graduated from Maple Park High School in 1953. She was united in marriage to Robert L. Rediger in 1962. They made their home in Aurora for several years before moving to Sugar Grove in 1986. She was a...
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Virgil C. Kahle

December 9, 1928 - January 6, 2019

Virgil Kahle, 90, of Aurora went to be with the Lord on Sunday January 6, 2019. He was born December 9, 1928. Virg graduated from West Aurora High School in the class of 1947, attended Aurora College with an interest in drafting and architecture. He married Doris E. Lumbert on October 6, 1951 at First Presbyterian Church in Aurora. He enlisted in the National Guard and served in Germany during...
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Brandon James Carter

February 26, 1984 - December 23, 2018

On Sunday, December 23, 2018, Brandon James Carter, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend passed away unexpectedly at the age of 34. Brandon was extremely talented with his hands and found his niche working on trains for Union Pacific Railroad. His passion for fixing things continued at home where you'd often find him working and building in his garage. When he wasn't busy in his garage,...
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William J. Wrona

November 12, 1938 - December 21, 2018

William J. Wrona (Bill or affectionately Pudge), who was born on November 12, 1938 in Hammond, Indiana, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018 in St. Charles, Illinois at the age of 80. He was the son of the late William and Helen Wrona. Bill was raised in the Hegewisch neighborhood of Chicago and earned his Mechanical Engineering degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette. After...
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Richard "Rick" Gee

March 12, 1943 - December 13, 2018

Richard "Rick" Rasey Gee II, 75, of Ocala, Florida passed away in the early morning hours of December 13th at the Marion Community Hospital, surrounded by his family. Rick was born on March 12, 1943 in Aurora, Illinois, to parents Richard and Virginia Gee of Aurora, IL. Both parents preceded him in death. Rick was a 1961 graduate of West Aurora High School. Rick played football in high...
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G. William Moore

November 15, 1917 - December 13, 2018

G. William Moore "Bill" died peacefully at his home on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the age of 101. He was born on November 15, 1917 in Lovelaceville, KY and grew up on a farm in western Kentucky near Paducah, KY. He was the eighth child of a family of nine children. In 1931, when he was thirteen years old, one of his older brothers came home from college and told him that CPA's made $25.00...
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Rodger A. Haga

September 29, 1935 - December 8, 2018

Rodger A. Haga, 83, slipped these earthly bonds on Dec. 8, 2018, at Northwestern Delnor Hospital. Born Sept. 29, 1935, in Fargo, ND, Rodger grew up in Reynolds under the watchful eyes of his Norwegian grandparents where he learned the joys of kringle, lefse, grandma's cake donuts, tractors, and grandpa's blacksmith shop. Upon graduating from high school in 1953, Rodger enlisted in the Army...
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Hermann J. Buchberger

October 6, 1939 - December 6, 2018

Hermann J. Buchberger, 79, of Sugar Grove passed away Thursday December 6, 2018 at Presence Mercy Center. He was born October 6, 1939 in Gross-Aupa, Germany, the son of the late Johannses and Emilie (Tippelt) Buchberger. Hermann worked for the Anchor Brush, Franklin Automation, and retired from the Dial-Henkel. After a brief stint of retirement, he continued to work part time at Franklin...
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Judith E. Wilson

March 26, 1941 - December 5, 2018

Judith E. Wilson, 77, of Yorkville, passed away Wednesday December 5, 2018 at Presence Mercy Center. She was born March 26, 1941 in Aurora, IL, to the late Roy and Viola (Caviness) Soderberg, the youngest of their five children. Judy is survived by her daughters, Amy Loveland of Granite City, IL, Rebekah (Matt) Ahrens of Malta, IL, and Anne (Brian) O'Neill of Plainfield, IL; her seven...
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Joan S. Fleming

February 18, 1926 - December 3, 2018

Joan S. Fleming, 92, longtime resident of Montgomery, passed away on December 3, 2018 at Bickford Cottage of Oswego. She was born February 18, 1926 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late James and Nellie May (Neale) Vernon. Joan was a member of St. David's Episcopal Church. She was employed at Stoner Mfg. and Commonwealth Edison. Survivors include her brother, Ronald Vernon and several...
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Jonica J. Walker

November 24, 1993 - December 1, 2018

Jonica J. Walker, 25, of Aurora, passed away on December 1, 2018. Visitation will take place from 10 A.M. until the time of her funeral at 11 A.M. at Progressive Baptist Church, 275 Barnes Rd. on Saturday, December 15, 2018.
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Garth L. Conard

November 11, 1937 - November 30, 2018

Garth Conard, 81, of Aurora peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, November 30, 2018, at Seasons Hospice Facility in Naperville. In 1937 Garth was born in Princeton, IL to Leo "Teter" and Marion "Bobbie" Conard. Garth spent 39 years working at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Montgomery, Illinois and spent his free time fishing, golfing, and making custom fishing and...
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Bruce David Gleason

November 6, 1947 - November 12, 2018

Bruce David Gleason, 71 of Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully at home on November 12, 2018. He was born November 6, 1947 in Joliet, IL, son of the late Roderick and Mary Louise Gleason. He attended St. Jude's Grade School, Lincoln Way High School, and received his bachelors and master's degrees from Northern Illinois University. In February of 1969, he married his high school sweetheart,...
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Raymond H. Beeler

September 3, 1957 - November 9, 2018

Raymond H. Beeler, 61, of Sugar Grove, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones at his home. He was born September 3, 1957 in Franklin, IN the son of the late Donald and Marilyn (Hughey) Beeler. Ray worked as an Industrial Tools sales Representative for many years, most recently at Power Tools and Supply of Walled Lake, Michigan. Ray was a member of the Masonic...
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Eugene M. Love

December 24, 1940 - November 4, 2018

Eugene M. Love, 77, of Aurora, Il passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Rush Copley Memorial Hospital. He was preceded in death by his mother Jessie Love and infant daughter Laurie Ann Love. Eugene was born on December 24, 1940 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to the Aurora area in his early years with his mother and 4 siblings: James Love, Pat Bergner, Sharon Lee and Anne Kundert. Eugene...
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William James Howard

March 20, 1942 - November 3, 2018

William James Howard, 76, of Pingree Grove and formerly of Aurora, passed away November 3, 2018 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Illinois surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Jo who he married in August 1968 and their children, Sean Howard of Enid, OK, Seth Howard of Chicago and Holly Howard (Ryan Page) of Brooklyn, NY. He is also survived by his four younger brothers, Bob of...
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Chandini David

August 21, 1985 - October 31, 2018

Chandini David, 33 of Verona, WI, passed away Wednesday October 31, 2018. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 10:30 a.m. November 6, 2018 at Village Bible Church, 847 North State Route 47, Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at Elmwood Cemetery, Yorkville, IL.
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Robert Allen Hanlon Sr.

September 29, 1938 - October 17, 2018

Robert Allen Hanlon Sr., passed away on, October 17, 2018 at St. Patrick's Residence, Naperville, Illinois. He was born September 29, 1938 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the youngest child of Homer and Ada (Harper) Hanlon. At age 2, his parents, with his two older brothers, Wallace and Paul, moved to Batavia, Illinois, where his parents opened Hanlon Button Service and Supply, making custom covered...
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Kenneth "Jim or Red" Rogers

August 6, 1925 - September 28, 2018

Kenneth "Jim" "Red" Rogers of Big Rock, passed away at the age of 93 but had the spirit of a teenager on Friday, September 28, 2018. He was born August 6, 1925 in Aurora, son of the late Chester and Frances (Goble) Rogers. Jim served in the United States Army during WWII as a Private First Class. He worked for over 30 years with Arnold Lies Company in Aurora before he and his wife, Lois,...
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James E. Burns

May 16, 1963 - September 24, 2018

James E. Burns, 55 of Sugar Grove, passed away Monday September 24, 2018 at his home after a two-year battle with cancer. He was born May 16, 1963 in Sioux Falls, SD the son of the late James and Jane (Moran) Burns. Jim attended Rich East High School in Park Forest, IL, he graduated from Illinois State University and began his career in packaging in the Chicagoland area, including working for...
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Lori S. Tyzenhaus

September 9, 1961 - September 22, 2018

Lori S. Tyzenhaus, age 57, of Oswego, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 22, 2018 after a six-plus year battle with synovial sarcoma. Lori was the daughter of Robert H. Locke and Elsie J. Locke (Kissel) of Aurora, and was born on September 9, 1961. A true warrior in her fight with cancer, Lori won this battle and beat cancer by never letting it destroy her spirit, her...
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Gloria M. Maudsley

August 12, 1924 - September 20, 2018

Gloria Mills Maudsley, 94, formerly of Aurora, passed away September 20, 2018 in Oswego, IL. She was born August 12, 1924 in Aurora Illinois, daughter of the late Bessie and Raymond Mills. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Maudsley, whom she married in 1943 in Jackson, MS. She was a parishioner of Trinity Episcopal Church in Aurora. Gloria is survived by three...
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Thomas P. Robertson

February 21, 1950 - September 18, 2018

Thomas P. Robertson, 68, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday September 18, 2018 at Rush-Copley Medical Center. He was born February 21, 1950 in Hartford, CT, the son of the late William and Beverly Robertson. Private Family services will be held Sunday September 23, 2018.
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Alicja Stefani Miszkiewicz

July 14, 1922 - September 16, 2018

Alicja Stefani Miszkiewicz, 96, formerly of Chicago, passed away September 16, 2018. She was born July 14, 1922 in Poland, daughter of the late MIkola and Helena (Budzynksa) Studzinski. She was a parishoner of St. Rosalie Roman Catholic Church in Norridge. She is survived by her husband, Frank and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018...
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Tatiana N. Begunova

October 12, 1929 - September 16, 2018

Tatiana N. Begunova, 88, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville, IL. She was born on October 12, 1929 in Bryansk Region, Russia. Tatiana is survived by her daughters, Galina (Semenov Pavel, Sr.) Begunova of Russia and Elena (Yuriy Pavlov) Pavlova; her grandchildren, Nikita Pavlov, Semenov Pavlov, Jr., Semenova Ksenia and Semenov Vladimir...
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Steven L. Smith

April 6, 1962 - September 14, 2018


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Daniel J. Borowiak

August 17, 1963 - September 12, 2018

Daniel J. Borowiak, 55, of Sugar Grove, passed away Wednesday September 12, 2018 at his parents' home. He was born August 17, 1963 in Berwyn, IL the son of Joseph and Fran Borowiak. Dan was very active in his community, he was an Independent Insurance Agent for 31 years, running Dan Borowiak Insurance Company in Sugar Grove. He played baseball and softball on many leagues in the Fox Valley...
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Clinton Martin

August 12, 1938 - September 7, 2018

Clinton Martin 80, of Aurora, Illinois, transitioned on September 7, 2018, at Northwestern Medical Hospital in Geneva Illinois. Clinton was born in Camp Hill Alabama. In 1960, Clinton married Sandra L. Daniels. As a Chief Warrant Officer 2, Clinton served his country in the United States Army in Korea, Germany and Viet Nam. He was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. After serving,...
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Wolfgang Denton

February 13, 1961 - August 16, 2018

Wolfgang Denton, 57, of Sugar Grove, passed away Thursday August 16, 2018, at Northwestern University Hospital, after a brief battle with Leukemia. He was born February 13, 1961 in Wurzburg, Germany, the son of Margaret (Kalinowski) Denton and the late Arthur Denton. Wolfgang was employed at MetLife, United Health Care, Snap-on Tools, and most recently, Conduent. He enjoyed hunting, fishing...
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Martin S. LaScola, Sr.

August 4, 1943 - August 12, 2018

Martin S. LaScola, 75, of Sugar Grove, IL passed away suddenly on August 12, 2018. Beloved husband of Dorothy, loving father of Debra (late Mark) Dunahugh and Martin (Ana) LaScola; cherished grandfather of Sean Dunahugh, Lauren Dunahugh and Juliana LaScola; loving son of the late Samuel and Catherine LaScola; dear brother of late Margaret (late Frank) Zummo, Dolores (late Vince) Lercara,...
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Fred W. Hinds

November 17, 1928 - August 6, 2018

Fred W. Hinds, 89 of Batavia IL passed away peacefully Monday August 6th, 2018 at his home in the care and comfort of his loving family. He was born November 17th, 1928 in Geneva, IL the son of the late Earl and Florence (Evans) Hinds. Fred was a life-long farmer in the area. Fred loved and cared for his family farm. It was his passion in life. He enjoyed caring for multiple gardens and...
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Russell E. McGill

March 12, 1973 - July 20, 2018

Russell "Rusty" E. McGill, 45, of Elburn, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018, at his home. He was born March 12, 1973, in Aurora, the son of William and Pam (Fowler) McGill. Russell graduated from West Aurora High School and served his country with the U.S. Navy. He became a Well Driller and worked his way across the country, eventually coming home to the fox valley area. He was an avid sports...
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Doris M. Snyder

June 10, 1933 - July 19, 2018

Doris M. Snyder, 85, of Aurora, was reunited with her husband, George E. Snyder on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Silverado Memory Care in Naperville. She was born June 10, 1933 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Harry and Elsie Walz. Doris worked at Lucent, Corporation for fifteen years. She was also a real estate agent and a tax preparer for many people in the area. Doris touched many lives...
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Roland "Bill" Keefer

November 23, 1936 - July 9, 2018

Roland "Bill" Keefer, 81, of Sugar Grove, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018. He was born November 23, 1936 in Chicago, son of the late Roland and Florence Keefer. He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Kathy (David) Zigmont; grandchildren, Nathan (Kelly) Witt, Ashley Korbal; great-granddaughter, Lillian Korbal; siblings, Carol Breedlove and Robert Keefer. Along with his parents, he...
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Laura Beth Somerlot

June 19, 1973 - July 6, 2018

Laura Beth Somerlot passed away on July 6, 2018. She was born in Normal, IL on June 19, 1973. Laura was a devoted and loving mother and wife who dedicated herself to bringing good and joy to the world. Through her thoughtful, self-sacrificing and nurturing nature, Laura served at church, through missions and worked countless hours as a volunteer for many organizations. Laura was an...
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Brian D. Schifler

September 13, 1957 - July 1, 2018

Brian Douglas Schifler, 60, of Sugar Grove, IL, passed away Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Presence Mercy Center surrounded by close family. He was born September 13, 1957 in Joliet, IL, the son of Joann Schifler and the late Carl R. Schifler. He is survived by his loving, long time wife, Mabel Schifler; his daughters, Katrina and Natasha; his wife's daughter, Mabby; his granddaughters, Briana and...
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Walter J. Weiss

May 3, 1944 - July 1, 2018

Walter J. Weiss, 74 of Aurora, formerly of Buffalo Grove, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2018, at Jennings Terrace. He was born May 3, 1944, in Chicago, the son of Jeanette (Bessler) Weiss and the late Edward Weiss. Walt worked for many years as a computer programmer at Baxter Medical Company. He was an avid golfer and tennis player. Walt is survived by the Mother, Jeanette Weiss; his...
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Charles Donald Steck

March 20, 1928 - June 22, 2018

Charles Donald Steck, age 90 of Oswego, Illinois, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2018. He was born March 20, 1928 in a Ford Model T, on the Springbrook Farm in Naperville, Illinois. A story he cherished and loved to share. He was the first-born son of Doyle and Esther (Hollingsworth) Steck. He grew up on a farm in Naperville, where he went to school and became a key player for the Redskins...
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Diane Poss

April 3, 1949 - June 15, 2018

It is with great sadness that the family of Diane Poss, 69, of Sugar Grove, announces her passing on Friday June 15, 2018 at her home surrounded by loved ones. Diane fought a courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer for 5 years. She was born April 3, 1949 in Marseilles, IL, the daughter of the late John and Doris Seaborn. Diane was a wonderful wife and a loving mother who enjoyed decorating...
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John L. Neal

June 26, 1961 - June 10, 2018

John L. Neal, 56, of Bloomington, IL, formerly of Aurora, IL, passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born on June 26, 1961 in Aurora, IL, the son of the late Evans and Manila (Burns) Neal. John graduated from West Aurora High School. He served in the U.S. Army for six years. In 2008, he moved to Bloomington. John enjoyed his choice of drink. He leaves to...
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Patricia W. Smith

January 8, 1937 - June 9, 2018

Patricia W. Smith, 81, of Aurora, passed away Saturday June 9, 2018 at her home. She was born January 8, 1937 in Peoria, IL the daughter of the late Henry and Doris (Croy) Carlberg. Pat loved stubbornly, hugged frequently, and laughed generously. She had no shortage of friends, family, and loved ones, and always welcomed new people into her life, caring deeply for each person she encountered...
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Dobrilla Krippelz

August 31, 1933 - June 9, 2018

Dobrilla Krippelz, 84, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 9, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Dobrilla was a loving wife, mother, grandmother (Baba), and great grandmother. She was born in Croatia in 1933 where she performed in theatre in her early years. She married Jacob and together they emigrated to the United States in 1957 with their two children to start a new life. Together...
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Richard "Dick" Sullivan

June 21, 1931 - June 3, 2018

Richard "Dick" Sullivan, 86, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, surrounded by the loving family he created. He was born in 1931 to Peter and Ethyl Sullivan. He lived in Portland, ME for the first 18 years of his life. Dick served his country with military service in the US Marine Corp. He graduated from Marquette University. Dick...
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Marsha Lynn Marzo

June 2, 2018

Marsha Lynn Marzo (nee Shields), suffered a fatal heart attack Saturday June 2, 2018. She was on vacation with her husband of 46 years, David J Marzo, DDS; her son, Joseph (Kate); grandchildren, Georgia, June and Waylon and her daughter, Sara (Vake). She was preceded in death by parents, Elbert and Doris Shields; sister, Melinda, and two brothers, Mike and Barry Shields. Marsha attended...
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Shirley I. Birnbaum

April 3, 1927 - May 31, 2018

Shirley I. Birnbaum, 91, of Sugar Grove, passed away May 31, 2018 at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born April 3, 1927 in Newark, New Jersey. Graveside services will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m. June 16, 2018 at Restland Memorial Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ.
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Patricia Ann Crouch

October 6, 1931 - May 31, 2018

Patricia Ann Crouch, 86, of Aurora, passed away on May 31, 2018 at Presence Mercy Medical Center. She was born on October 6, 1931 in Piqua, Ohio, the daughter of the late Earl and Olive (Fuller) Frantom. Patricia was united in marriage on April 14, 1951 to Melville A. "Cub" Crouch and were happily married for 52 years before his death. Patricia loved being a grandma and enjoyed watching...
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