Family Login:

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

Richard C. Bodie, M.D.

July 21, 1922 - January 19, 2020

Richard C. Bodie, M.D., 97, of Aurora passed away on Sunday, January 19 surrounded by family. Dr. Bodie was born in Chicago in 1922 to George and Eva Tatman Bodie. He attended Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, WI, Notre Dame University (1943), Loyola Medical School (1946). He completed his general surgical residency at Cook County Hospital. He married Janet McHale in September, 1947....
View Tribute »

Rosemary Smillie

November 14, 1927 - January 19, 2020

Rosemary (Schaum) Smillie, 92, of Montgomery Illinois, passed away Sunday,January 19, 2020 at OSF Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. She was the daughter of Ethel and Henry Schaum. Her husband John Smillie and sister Elizabeth Dunn preceded her. She is survived by her six children; Timothy Smillie, Teresa (Gordon) Foster, Tamara (Larry) Weiten, Thomas (Hollie) Smillie, Toni (Jimmie) Minton and...
View Tribute »

Kenneth David "K.D." West

December 26, 1936 - January 15, 2020

Kenneth David "K.D." West was called home by God, on January 15th, 2020. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed by Burlington Northern as an engineer for over thirty-one years and was a bus driver for West Aurora School District. He is survived by his loving wife, Earnestine West; daughter, Staci Keyes; step-children, Renee (John) Grimes, Rickie (Gena) Walls and Reggie Walls; ...
View Tribute »

Muriel "Murly" Friesema

August 7, 1933 - January 15, 2020

Muriel "Murly" Friesema, 86, of Aurora, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home to her Savior on January 15, 2020. She was born on a farm near Sturtevant, Wisconsin on August 7, 1933. While a young teenager in Racine, WI, she, along with a few other girls from Racine Bible and Calvary Memorial Churches, attended a Billy Graham meeting in Winona Lake, Indiana. The Gospel message impacted her...
View Tribute »

Sandy J. Vancil

June 26, 1951 - January 13, 2020

Sandy J. Vancil, 68 of Aurora, passed away Monday January 13, 2020. She was born June 26, 1951 in Aurora, IL the daughter of the late Jessie and Helen Earl. Sandy is survived by her husband, Earl Vancil; her sons, Thomas (Lisa) Vancil and Timothy Vancil; her three grandchildren, Eric, Amanda and Amber Vancil; her brother Jerry Earl; many other family and friends. Funeral service will be...
View Tribute »

Earl E. Frye

November 11, 1931 - January 11, 2020

Earl Eugene Frye, 88, passed away January 11, 2020 in Maryville, TN. He was born October 11, 1931 in Sterling, IL the son of the late Virgil and Kathryn Frye. Earl was a graduate of Bradley University and worked for many years in the Chicago area. Earl is survived by his wife, Charlene Anderson Frye of Maryville, TN; his three daughters; his three grandchildren and two great...
View Tribute »

Phyllis Marie Clark Jacobs

November 16, 1943 - January 10, 2020

Phyllis Marie Clark Jacobs, 76, of Sugar Grove, Illinois died January 10, 2020. She was born on November 16, 1943 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late John and Marie (nee Strunk) Clark. Phyllis graduated from Schurz High School, Chicago, IL., received her BSN from the University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Nursing and a MSN from Washington University-St. Louis School of...
View Tribute »

Dana Wallace

April 11, 1957 - January 8, 2020

Dana Wallace, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday January 8th, 2020. He was born April 11th,1957 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL. He married his soul mate, Janet Matthews, on October 30th, 1987 at St. Bernadette's Church. He worked as an accountant with Sargent & Lundy for 22 years. Dana truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures such as...
View Tribute »

Rodney Richardson, Jr.

October 25, 1970 - January 5, 2020

Rodney Richardson, Jr., 49, of Aurora, passed away in Lake Linden, Keweenaw County Michigan on January 5, 2020 following a tragic snowmobile accident. He was born on October 25, 1970 in Elgin, Illinois. Rodney was a graduate of East Aurora High School, class of 1988. He was the proud owner and operator of Classic Construction Co., inc (Classic Gutters). Rodney had a great passion for his...
View Tribute »

Jack "Chris" Christoffel

February 6, 1927 - January 5, 2020

Jack "Chris" Christoffel (92) died peacefully at his residence on January 5, 2020. Born in Aurora on February 6, 1927, he was a lifelong resident until his retirement in 1993. He then resided in Sun City, AZ with his wife of 55 years, Ruth, until her death in 2009. At 16, Chris left home to serve our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He then worked with the Merchant Marines for a few...
View Tribute »

Kenneth E. Palmquist

June 16, 1929 - January 5, 2020

Kenneth E. Palmquist, 90, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020. He was born June 16, 1929 in Aurora to the late Arthur Palmquist and Mary Lyon. Ken was a 1947 graduate of West Aurora High School. He then attended the Ruth Van Sickle Ford Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Ken was employed by Farmers Insurance for 34 years and also worked for 20 years at Youngren's Heating and Air...
View Tribute »

Harold H. Carter, Jr.

September 27, 1948 - January 4, 2020

Harold H. Carter, Jr., 71, of Oswego, passed away January 4, 2020. He was born September 27, 1948 in Welch, WV, son of the late Harold and Julia Carter Sr. Harold served his country with the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War. He was on the Montgomery Police Department for four years, when he went to the Aurora Police Department and retired from there after 26 years....
View Tribute »

Michael A. Burgert

December 5, 1944 - January 2, 2020

Michael was born in Aurora, Illinois on December 5, 1944 to Herman and Agnes Burgert. Although he had intended to join the clergy, the outbreak of the Vietnam war instead saw Michael enlist in the US Navy in 1964, until he was honorably discharged in 1968. While stationed at Naval base San Diego, he met and married Sharon Burgert, becoming stepfather to Laura, Kenneth, Charles, and Michael Jr.,...
View Tribute »

Jorge Cruz

August 9, 1969 - December 29, 2019

Jorge Cruz, 50, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully at his home. He was born August 9, 1969 in Aurora to Antonio and Francisca Cruz. Survivors include his wife, Karla; four daughters, Priscilla, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Savannah as well as five grandchildren, nine brothers and a sister. A visitation will take place from 3-8 P.M. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W....
View Tribute »

Rachel A. Mosley

June 5, 1980 - December 28, 2019

Rachel A. Mosley, 39, of Aurora, passed away on December 28, 2019. She was born June 5, 1980 the daughter of John and Helen Mosley. Visitation took place from 1-6 P.M. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. For further information, please call 630-897-9291 or visit our website at www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.
View Tribute »

Mary Anne Didos

December 4, 1936 - December 28, 2019

Mary Anne Didos, 83, formerly of Sugar Grove, passed away with loved ones at her side on Saturday, December 28, 2019. She was born on December 4, 1936 in Streator, IL, the daughter of the late Richard and Blanche (Lyons) Abdnour. She was a long-time member of Holy Angels Church. Mary began her teaching career in Manteno, IL in 1959, then went to Jefferson Middle School in Aurora in 1961 and...
View Tribute »

Nilda Rosa Cardona

August 12, 1931 - December 27, 2019

Nilda Rosa Cardona, 88, of Woodridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Cedarhurst of Woodridge. She was born on August 12, 1931 in Coamo, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Florencio Rodriguez and Anna Mercedes Correa. Nilda was a stay at home mother who loved spending time with her family, whether it was cooking for them or playing games with...
View Tribute »

Wayne Harry Kies

May 23, 1948 - December 26, 2019

Wayne Harry Kies, 71 of North Aurora passed away Thursday December 26, 2019 at Presence Mercy Center. He was born May 23, 1948 in Aurora, the son of the late Harry and Gladys (Hanosh) Kies. He had been a member of both the Union Congregational Church of North Aurora and Westminster Presbyterian Church of Aurora. He graduated from West Aurora High School in 1966, and attended Aurora...
View Tribute »

Glenn W. Wensch

April 4, 1947 - December 22, 2019

Glenn W. Wensch, 72, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Michealsen Healthcare in Batavia, IL. He was born on April 4, 1947 in Chicago, IL the son of the late William and Jessie (Rodriguez) Wensch. Glenn was a huge Elvis fan and collected many items of memorabilia. He cherished the time spent with his dog, Hailey. Survivors include his sister, Janet Backus; nieces,...
View Tribute »

Francis "Butch" Flammang

August 17, 1922 - December 19, 2019

Francis F. "Butch" Flammang 97, passed away Wednesday December 18th at The Grove of Fox Valley. Butch was born in Aurora, August 17th 1922 the fourth of seven children to Peter and Mary Flammang. After high school Butch joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) sending needed money home to his family. When he turned 18 he joined the U.S. Navy, training at Great Lakes Naval Base. His first...
View Tribute »

Dena P. Dagiantis

January 3, 1936 - December 17, 2019

Dena P. Dagiantis, 83, of Aurora, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, friends and wonderful caregivers. She was born on January 3, 1936 in Tripoli, Arkadia, Greece. After finishing school and working in Tripoli, Dena married and moved to Aurora in 1963. Dena worked and retired from the Riverdale Coat Company. Dena was an active member of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox...
View Tribute »

Kimberly Ann Bombard

September 8, 1966 - December 17, 2019

Kimberly A. Bombard, 53, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019. She was born September 8, 1966 in Aurora, the daughter of David Bee and Judy (Wollin) Bee. Kim graduated from West Aurora High School. She worked for many years at Mercy Center. Kim is survived by her son, Michael Todd; her grandchildren, Hailey and Mikayla; her mother, Judy Stewart; her father, Dave (Donna) Bee;...
View Tribute »

Ruth A. Benson

April 5, 1932 - December 14, 2019

Ruth Ann (Hendrickson) Benson passed away peacefully at her home in Aurora, IL surrounded by her family on December 14, 2019. Ruth was born on April 5, 1932 to Howard and Viola Hendrickson in her family home in Blanchardville, WI. Ruth graduated from Blanchardville High School where she was active in Band, Choir, Drama and the Luther League. She was also a high school Cheerleader and Prom...
View Tribute »

Jeff S. Orland

April 30, 1959 - December 14, 2019

Jeffrey Scott Orland, 60, of North Aurora, IL passed away at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 14, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer. Jeff was born on April 30, 1959, in Aurora to George and Joyce (Brown) Orland. Jeff was married to his best friend and loving wife, Diane (Anderson) Orland, for 38 years. They enjoyed traveling, walks on the beach,...
View Tribute »

Eddie H. Warren

May 6, 1945 - December 8, 2019

Eddie H. Warren, 74, of Aurora, passed away on December 8, 2019 at Rush-Copley Medical Center with his family surrounding him after a prolonged illness. He was born on May 6, 1945 in Lowndesboro, Alabama to the late Pearline and Archie Warren, Sr. Eddie confessed his faith in Christ at an early age and joined the Morning Star Baptist Church. After relocating to Aurora, he joined Main Baptist...
View Tribute »

Lester L. Bails

September 29, 1939 - December 8, 2019

Lester L. Bails, 80, of Aurora, left this earthly life Sunday December 8, 2019 at his home. He was born September 29, 1939 in New Albany, MS, the son of the late Vance and Odeser (Foster) Bails. Lester had various employment positions over his life. He retired from PACE Suburban Bus Service as a supervisor in 2007. Prior to that he worked for many years at the City of Aurora and Austin...
View Tribute »

Irene V. Campbell

June 24, 1918 - December 7, 2019

Irene Verdell (Berger) Campbell, 101, a longtime resident of Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully after living briefly at Neighbors Next Door. She was born on June 24, 1918 in Naperville, IL, on what is now Bailey Road. Irene graduated from Granger School and Naperville Central High School, class of 1936. She worked as a bookkeeper at Aurora Automotive Supply for 34 years retiring in 1980. ...
View Tribute »

Dionisio Perez

January 2, 1932 - December 6, 2019

Dionisio Perez, 87, of Chicago, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Grove in Aurora, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born January 02, 1932 in Camuy, Puerto Rico the son of the late Fermin and Rafaela (Valle) Perez. Dionisio served in the Korean War, Company H 296th Infantry. He is survived by his sisters; Maria Bosque (Confesor), Hortencia Hernandez (Jose), Rosa Ruiz ...
View Tribute »

Katherine L. "Kathy" Leonard

April 21, 1957 - December 3, 2019

Katherine L. "Kathy" Leonard, 62, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. She was known for being caring and compassionate. She was everyone's second mother or grandmother. She had a great fondness for NASCAR, but loved her Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks. Kathy was well known in the city of Aurora, as she worked for the city for the last 25 years. She was not only...
View Tribute »

Kathleen "Kathy" Bley

July 11, 1947 - November 30, 2019

Kathleen "Kathy" Bley, 72 met her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday morning, November 30, 2019. She was born July 11, 1947 in Aurora, IL to Robert and Florence Brauer. She was a longtime member of Central Bible Church and Chapelstreet Church. She served as the counter manager for Estee Lauder at Carson Pirie Scott in Aurora and Fox Valley Mall and later was a sales clerk at Dooney &...
View Tribute »

Margaret Elizabeth Grist

May 26, 1939 - November 28, 2019

Margaret Elizabeth Grist, 80, of Sugar Grove, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 26, 1939 in Nanaimo, British Columbia to the late Andrew and Agnes Peebles. Margaret was a very talented woman, making cherished gifts for family members through the years. She enjoyed playing the piano, sewing, knitting, painting and gardening. She loved the...
View Tribute »

Elwood B. "Bud" Johnson

July 25, 1930 - November 28, 2019

Devoted American, Husband, Father and Grandfather Elwood (Bud) B. Johnson 7/25/30-11/28/2019 Bud was born in Elmira, New York to Willard Johnson and Cecile Johnson. During his childhood Bud spent most of his time on the family farm. In 1948 Bud enlisted into the U.S. Army at the age of 17, during his time in the Armed Service he was deployed oversees (Japan) and is a Korean War...
View Tribute »

Earl D. Kirk

February 8, 1949 - November 27, 2019

Earl D. Kirk Jr, 70, of Aurora, Illinois and Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville, Illinois after a lengthy illness. He was born February 8, 1949 in Aurora, the son of the late Earl and Delores Kirk of Sugar Grove, Il. Earl graduated from Kaneland High School, class of 1967. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Illinois Wesleyan...
View Tribute »

Paul Harry McKee

August 23, 1943 - November 26, 2019

Paul Harry McKee passed away at Presence Mercy Hospital in Aurora on November 26, 2019, at the age of 76 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Paul had lived his entire life in the Aurora/Naperville area. Following graduation from Elmhurst College in 1966 with a BA degree in Finance, he joined the family business, McKee Door Company. Paul held several positions in the Accounting...
View Tribute »

Michael B. Schindel

May 23, 1946 - November 25, 2019

Michael B. Schindel, 73, of Sugar Grove, passed away Monday November 25, 2019. He was born May 23, 1946 in Aurora the son of the late Carl and Barbara (Webb) Schindel. Mike served his country with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He earned his Master's degree from Northern Illinois University, majoring in History. He worked at Waubonsee Community College for 15 years and retired from...
View Tribute »

John L. Sivak

December 2, 1940 - November 21, 2019

John L. Sivak, 78, of Aurora, IL passed away on November 21st, 2019. John was born in Yugoslavia to John and Anna Sivak on December 2, 1940. His family immigrated to the United States in 1949 where he attended school at St. Rita's in Chicago. He married Elaine Rimezoff on June 24th, 1967 in Chicago at St. Symphorosa Catholic Church, and together they had two sons. John was an avid...
View Tribute »

Barbara J. "Barb" Steinwart

December 12, 1942 - November 20, 2019

Barbara "Barb" J. Steinwart entered into eternity with Jesus to join her soulmate and husband Jim of 58 years on November 20, 2019. She was born in Aurora, IL on December 12, 1942 to Wayne M. and B. Louise (Cronin) Harkins. She married Jim on June 10, 1961 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Aurora, IL. Barb spent the first part of her adult life as a mother and homemaker for her family of four,...
View Tribute »

Helen M. Fee

March 4, 1928 - November 19, 2019

Helen Marie (Siever) Fee, age 91, of Oswego, IL, formerly of Carlyle & LaGrange, IL, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Autumn Leaves Memory Care in Oswego. She was born in Carlyle, IL on March 4, 1928, the daughter of Julius and Mildred (Conwell) Siever. She married Richard ("Dick") Fee on December 23, 1951 and he preceded her in death on March 31, 2016. ...
View Tribute »

Alice Marie Evans

April 24, 1923 - November 19, 2019

Alice Marie (Newberry) Evans, 96, joined her Heavenly family on November 19, 2019 surrounded by her earthly family. She was born on April 24, 1923 in Hancock, Minnesota, the oldest daughter of Ross and Hilda (Bolingberg) Newberry. She was a 50+ year member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, her sister Ruby, her brother-in-law Jim Moen,...
View Tribute »

Anniyah L. Dryden

March 17, 2016 - November 18, 2019

Anniyah L. Dryden, Funeral service Tuesday 11:00 AM December 17, 2019 at The Healy Chapel. Visitation from 10 AM until the time of service. Interment will take place at River Hills Memorial Park.
View Tribute »

Mary "May Helen" Stewart

March 14, 1936 - November 17, 2019

Mary Helen Stewart, 83, of Kokomo, IN passed away November 17, 2019. She was born March 14, 1936 in Holly Springs, MS to William Stewart, Sr and Johnell Alexander Stewart. Mary, lovingly known as "May Helen" was everyone's mother, grandmother, aunt, and caretaker. She loved to cook, watch wrestling, and listen to music. There wasn't anything that she would not do for someone in need. Mary was...
View Tribute »

Shirley E. Frieders

June 6, 1935 - November 16, 2019

Shirley E. Frieders, 84, of Montgomery, IL passed away on November 16, 2019 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville, IL. Shirley was born on June 6, 1935 in Mandan, North Dakota to Leonard and Eleanor House. At an early age, the family moved to Villard, MN where Shirley grew up. In 1952 the family moved to Fairbanks, AK, where Shirley graduated from high school. Shirley always wanted to be a nurse...
View Tribute »

F. James "Jim" Steinwart

March 29, 1941 - November 14, 2019

F. James "Jim" Steinwart, 78, walked into eternity with Jesus on November 14, 2019. Born in Aurora, IL on March 29, 1941, the only son of Frank H. and Dorothy (Hochsprung) Steinwart. He married his soulmate, Barbara Harkins, on June 10, 1961 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Aurora, IL. Jim's family owned and operated Valley Maid Ice Cream in Aurora which served many independent grocers,...
View Tribute »

John "Jack" F. O'Donnell

June 21, 1934 - November 12, 2019

John F. "Jack" O'Donnell of Sugar Grove, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the age of 85. He was born June 21, 1934 in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY, the son of the late John and Margaret Edna O'Donnell (nee Foley). Jack attended high school at the Brooklyn Preparatory School and, upon graduating, matriculated at Marquette University in Milwaukee, graduating in 1956 with a...
View Tribute »

William P. Murtaugh

March 30, 1960 - November 11, 2019

William P. Murtaugh, 59, of Aurora, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019. He was born March 30, 1960 in Aurora, son of Edward and the late Nancy (Gately) Murtaugh. He is survived by his father, Edward; sister, Kim as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Bill is preceded in death by his mother, Nancy. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 2 PM until time of...
View Tribute »

Socorro Yanez

January 3, 1922 - November 6, 2019


View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

Delmonte I. "Del" Darby

January 25, 1928 - October 31, 2019

Delmonte was born in Yorkville, IL on January 25, 1928 and died October 31, 2019, at the age of 91. Delmonte lived briefly in Huntley, and lived in Aurora since the 1930's. Delmonte enjoyed singing in the choir at Bethany of Fox Valley United Methodist Church, where he attended since the age of 2, making him one of the oldest and longest attending members. Delmonte worked for Gem Oil, driving...
View Tribute »

Richard S. Miller

November 10, 1932 - October 31, 2019

Richard Stanley Miller was born on November 10, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Chicago and eventually moved to live in Aurora, Illinois and graduated from East Aurora High School in 1950. Richard then served in the U.S. Navy as a gunner machinist on the U.S.S. Wright for about 4 years. He was then employed by Northern Illinois Gas in the corporate accounting department, where he met...
View Tribute »

Tycka Ochsenschlager

June 8, 1917 - October 30, 2019

TYCKA (MCWETHY) OCHSENSCHLAGER JUNE 8, 1917 – OCTOBER 30, 2019 Tycka (McWethy) Ochsenschlager lived a full life and on her own terms. Even her name was her own. Born Mary Ruth McWethy, she requested a legal name change on her 40th birthday to reflect the name everyone had called her since childhood when she would sit below the family heirloom grandfather clock and repeat: "tick tick". ...
View Tribute »

Brenda F. Elliott

March 11, 1958 - October 29, 2019

Brenda F. Elliott, 61 of Aurora. She was born March 11, 1958 in Aurora, the daughter of Nellie Elliott and the late Edgar Elliott. Services are pending for Saturday November 9, 2019.
View Tribute »

Raymond H. Pippin

July 29, 1928 - October 24, 2019

Raymond H. Pippin, 91, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019. He was born on July 29, 1928 in St. Paul, Virginia, the son of the late William and Belle (Burton) Pippin. Raymond, also known as Harold, Buddy or Uncle Bud, served his country in the U.S. Army in the 24th Infantry in Japan. He was a lifetime member of the Montgomery V.F.W. Post #7452. Ray was a machinist and...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

Teresa A. "Terry" Murphy

June 24, 1929 - October 18, 2019

Teresa A. ("Terry") Murphy, 90, of Geneva, Illinois, died on Oct. 18, 2019. Terry was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 24, 1929, the daughter of Earl W. Chambers and Mildred A. (Wilder) Chambers. She graduated from Madonna High School in Aurora and attended the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Terry co-founded St. Gregory's Catholic Bookstore in Aurora, with several Madonna...
View Tribute »

Robert T. Helmen

February 28, 1923 - October 18, 2019

Dr. Robert T. Helmen, 96, of Wheaton and formerly of Sugar Grove, IL, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019, at his home. He was born February 28, 1923, in South Bend, IN, the son of the late Dr. Harry William and Norma Bell (Traylor) Helmen. After graduating from high school, Robert attended Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. With the advent of WWII, Robert put his studies on...
View Tribute »

William S. Dagiantis

April 26, 1966 - October 16, 2019

William Dagiantis, 53, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Presence Mercy Center. He was born April 26, 1966 in Levidi, Greece, the son of Dena (Ziazias) Dagiantis and the late Stelios Dagiantis. Bill worked for many years at Comcast Media Company as a supervisor. Bill is survived by his mother, Dena (Ziazias) Dagiantis; sister, Kathy (Alex) Koustas; his niece, Dina ...
View Tribute »

Carolyn I. Theesfeld

October 21, 1940 - October 15, 2019

Carolyn Theesfeld, 78, of Aurora, IL passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Mercy Hospital. She was born October 21, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of the late Charles and Eleanor (Risavy) Sutter. She is survived by two grandchildren, Brooke Wilson and Bret Wilson; two sisters, Phyllis Sutter Olsen and Beverly Sutter Greenwell and four nieces and four nephews. In addition to her...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

Edwin R. Moses

June 18, 1929 - October 12, 2019

Edwin R. Moses, 90, of Aurora, passed away Saturday October 12, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born June 18, 1929 in Aurora, IL the son of the late Ray and Olive (Herren) Moses. Ed is survived by his daughters, Michele (Robin) Reed, and Amy (Phil) Truckenbrod; his son, Joe (Wendy) LaMageline ; his grandchildren, Stacy (Ben) DeSmit and David (Amanda) Geddes; his great...
View Tribute »

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,...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

Annetta P. Harmon

October 17, 1933 - October 8, 2019

Annetta P. Harmon, 85, of Aurora, formerly of Portland, ME, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 8, 2019. She was born on October 17, 1933 in Portland, ME, the daughter of the late Herman and Mary (Porter) Mathews. Annetta along with her husband, Rev. W. Ted Harmon, served at First Free Baptist Church, Dexter, ME, Faith Baptist Church, North Yarmouth Maine, Claim St. Baptist...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

Carol B. Poltersdorf

September 17, 1928 - October 3, 2019

Carol B. (Thomas) Poltersdorf, aged 91, of Aurora, Illinois, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 in her home. She was born September 17, 1928 in Chicago, Ill. to the late Dr. Edward W. and Lora (Stanke) Thomas. She married William J. White, December 7, 1947 in Aurora, Ill., and together they started White Studio Photography. When she was younger she enjoyed being part of the Aurora Drama...
View Tribute »

Donald L. Glossop, Jr.

February 17, 1933 - October 2, 2019


View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

Odalys Y. Fernandez

August 22, 2001 - September 30, 2019

Odalys Y Fernandez of Aurora passed away on Monday September 30 2019, at Mercy Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 22, 2001 in Austell Georgia, daughter of Nora Cadena. She attended Camelot School in Naperville and was loved by all her teachers and peers. She was loved by all her family and will truly be missed. Odalys is survived by her Grandparents Primo and Maria...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

Larry E. Fullmer, Sr.

January 21, 1940 - September 29, 2019

Larry E. Fullmer, Sr., 79, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019. He was born on January 21, 1940 in Maynard, Iowa, the son of Clarence and Viola Fullmer. Larry retired from Caterpillar and was a proud U.A.W. member for 30 years. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1964. Larry was involved with scouting for many years and was a Scoutmaster for Troop 30 out of...
View Tribute »

Maria L. Ramirez

October 11, 1935 - September 27, 2019

Maria L. Ramirez, 83, of Aurora, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 11, 1935 in Pharr, TX, daughter of the late Romaldo and Anastacia Villarreal. She enjoyed taking care of children and baking especially tamales which were hard to have just one. She was a wonderful seamstress. There are many family members that have had...
View Tribute »

Joseph Raymond Philippon

December 24, 1950 - September 25, 2019

Joseph Raymond, "Joe" Philippon, age 68, of North Aurora, IL passed suddenly on September 25, 2019. Joe was born in Chicago on December 24,1950 and was raised on the south side of the city with his two brothers by his parents the late Raymond J. Philippon and the late Rachel Caouette. Joe enlisted with the United States Marine Corps in 1968. During his service, he spent time as an MP on the...
View Tribute »

Alfred "Al" Evinger

May 3, 1922 - September 24, 2019

Alfred "Al" Evinger, 97, of Aurora, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2019 at Symphony of Orchard Valley. He was born on May 3, 1922 in McCune, Kansas, the son of the late Alfred and Anna (Harris) Evinger. Al served his country and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army after serving in WWII. He was able to take the Honor Flight in 2010 with fellow servicemen and servicewomen. Al...
View Tribute »

Charles Reed Payne

August 26, 1951 - September 22, 2019

We have come together to witness the eternal home going celebration of Charles Reed Payne. He transitioned this life on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Charles was born on August 26, 1951 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. He was born to the late Sylvester and Chlorine Payne. He professed a hope in Christ an early age. He later moved to Aurora, IL and worked at the Hollywood Casino until...
View Tribute »

Lorrie J. Plott-Kirby

January 28, 1956 - September 21, 2019

Lorrie J. Plott-Kirby, 63 of Sandwich, passed away Saturday September 21, 2019 at Edward Hospital. She was born January 28, 1956 in Aurora, IL the daughter of the late Dale "Gene" and Nancy (Rahn) Plott. Lorrie worked for many years as an Executive Secretary for many different businesses in the Fox Valley area. Lorrie is survived by her husband, Alan Kirby of Sandwich, IL; her brother,...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

Shurell L. Boston

April 1, 1958 - September 6, 2019


View Tribute »

Lou M. Haynes

October 13, 1933 - September 2, 2019

Lou Mamie Ferrell Haynes was born October 13, 1933 in New Albany, Union County, Mississippi to Macy Visor Ferrell and Washington 'Wash' Ferrell. She departed this life Monday, September 2, 2019 in Aurora, Illinois. Lou received her early education from Little Zion Primary School located on the church grounds of Zion Chapel MB Church in New Albany, MS. She was a 1953 graduate of Union County...
View Tribute »

John Francis O'Neil

April 19, 1963 - August 31, 2019

John F. ("Don't call me Francis") O'Neil, 56, of Aurora, Illinois, passed away on the evening of August 31, 2019 after a long battle with Huntington's Disease. John was born on April 19, 1963 in Sterling, IL to Thomas and Nancy (Price) O'Neil. He attended St. Mary's Catholic School, where he was a proud member of the St. Mary's School Patrol, before attending Newman High School, where he was...
View Tribute »

Peter L. Krentz

August 13, 1932 - August 28, 2019

Peter L. Krentz, of Plano, IL passed away on August 28, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 13, 1932, the son of the late Rev. Paul G. Krentz and Ruth (Lee) Krentz. Peter graduated from Valparaiso University in 1956 with a Juris Doctor of Law Degree. He was a past President of the Valparaiso University Alumni Board of Directors and recipient of...
View Tribute »

Sixto Rincon

August 6, 1939 - August 26, 2019


View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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 ...
View Tribute »

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. ...
View Tribute »

Varry Arrington

February 16, 1944 - August 15, 2019

Varry Arrington, 75, of Bristol, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019. She was born February 16, 1944 in Holly Springs, MS. She is survived by her daughters, Dana Oke and Donna Straughter; son, Jerrol Humphries. Varry is preceded in death by her husband Alvin Arrington; parents, Ida Mae Brannon and Spudge Dukes; brothers, Larry Dukes and Fred Sheffield; son, Cornelius Humphries; sister,...
View Tribute »

Marguerita M. Cuffy

October 17, 1951 - August 14, 2019

Marguerita Cuffy, 67, Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully on August 14, 2019, after a short illness. Born Marguerita Meloney on October 17, 1951, in Four Roads Tamana, Trinidad and Tobago, to Donald and Isabella Meloney, she grew up and attended public schools with her seven brothers and sisters. Marguerita's career in Trinidad included 20 years working for HI-Lo Foods in the accounting...
View Tribute »

Tracey D. Wilson

February 8, 1971 - August 11, 2019

Tracey D. Chlapecka Wilson, 48, of Aurora, passed away on August 11, 2019. She was born February 8, 1971 the daughter of Carolyn and Richard Chlapecka. Tracey was a graduate of Downers Grove High School. She is survived by her parents and two children, Brett and Brooke Wilson. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Holy Angels Church, corner of...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

William L. "Bill" Kearns

November 18, 1927 - August 9, 2019

Bill Kearns, 91, passed away at the IL Veterans Home in LaSalle, IL on August 9, 2019. He was born November 18, 1927 in Aurora, IL to the late William and Gertrude Kearns. Bill joined the Navy at the age of 17, where he was a metalsmith 3rd Class. Bill was awarded the WWII Victory Medal and the American Theater Medal while serving his country. Bill served on the LSMR 510, USS Denver CL 58 and...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

Gene A. Nunnally

January 23, 1947 - August 1, 2019

Gene A. Nunnally, 72, of Aurora, passed away Thursday August 1, 2019 at his home. He was born January 23, 1947 in Holly Springs, MS the son of the late Mark and Connie (Sanderson) Nunnally. Visitation will be held Wednesday 2-8 p.m. August 7, 2019 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. Funeral services and Interment will take place in Kansas City, MO. For further information...
View Tribute »

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....
View Tribute »

Genevieve P. Sudges

March 9, 1937 - July 28, 2019

Genevieve P. Sudges, 82 of Aurora, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Bethany Health Care & Rehabilitation in DeKalb/Sycamore, IL. She was born March 9, 1937 in Chicago, IL. Genevieve graduated from Mundelein College in Chicago, IL and was a teacher's aide for East Aurora District 131 for 25 years retiring in 2002. She is a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association...
View Tribute »

Robert Frederick Weiffenbach

August 19, 1928 - July 27, 2019

Robert Frederick Weiffenbach, age 90, died peacefully on July 27, 2019, with his beloved wife by his side. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Faith Weiffenbach; daughters, Christine (Travis) Kinley, Jeannie, Karen, Deanna and Patricia, and at least ten grandchildren and great grandchildren. Robert "Bob/Wiff" served in the United States Army Air Force from 1946-1949. He was also a...
View Tribute »

Jerry A. Thomas

October 16, 1942 - July 26, 2019

Jerald (Jerry) Anthony Thomas, loving father and grandfather, passed away July 26, 2019. A longtime resident of Aurora, Jerry was born in Charleston, West Virginia on October 16, 1942 to Ronald P. Thomas and Arveda (Rogers) Thomas. His family moved to Aurora in the early 1950s when his father came to study at Aurora College on the GI Bill, starting Jerry's long relationship with the city of...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

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,...
View Tribute »

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...
View Tribute »

Diane Marie Helvig

December 26, 1941 - July 18, 2019

Diane Marie Helvig, 77, of Orange County, California, formerly of Aurora, Illinois, passed away on July 18, 2019. She was born on December 26, 1941 in Aurora, Illinois, the daughter of the late Marshall Gayle and Evelyn Gayle. Diane was a teacher in Illinois and California and really enjoyed her students and profession. She was a loving wife and devoted mother who really created wonderful...
View Tribute »

1 of 100 Recent Obituaries View More »

HEALY CHAPEL
370 Division Dr
Sugar Grove, IL 60554 map it

View Website

flowers logo
Flowers»

Sympathy Flowers.