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

Joel A. Binder

August 11, 1947 - February 11, 2018

Joel A. Binder, 70 years old, of Aurora passed away the afternoon of Sunday, February 11th, at Presence Mercy Medical Center. Joel was born on August 11, 1947 in DeKalb, Illinois, son of the late Lester and Orva Binder. He graduated from Hinckley Big-Rock High School and then graduated from Aurora University in 1969 with a Bachelors of Science in Business. He then went on to get an MBA at...
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Jack R. Meyers

January 6, 1955 - February 8, 2018

Jack R. Meyers "Jackson", 63, of Aurora, a longtime resident of Aurora, died suddenly Thursday, February 8, 2018. Jack was born January 6, 1955 in Waukegan, IL, the son of Eleanor (Cooper) and Donald Meyers. He graduated from West Aurora High School in 1973 and then attended Waubonsee Community College obtaining an Associates degree in Criminal Justice. Jack began his police career at...
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Carmelita "Connie" A. Blanche

February 4, 1926 - February 8, 2018

Carmelita "Connie" A. Blanche, (nee Lodestro), age 92, Beloved mother to Richard (April) Blanche & Pamela (Glen) Johnson. Loving grandmother to Joseph, Angelo & Frank Blanche, Robin (Sean) Mueller, Glen Johnson II & Gayle Johnson; Great grandmother to Joseph Shimko, Shyann Johnson, Glen Johnson III & Connie Mueller. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Pasquale ...
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John W. Hilligoss, Jr.

November 7, 1948 - February 6, 2018

John W. Hilligoss Jr., 69, of Sugar Grove, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018. He was born November 7, 1948 in Rock Island, IL, son of the late John W. Sr. and Mildred Hilligoss. He served in the Navy during Vietnam as a Seabee and retired from P.S. and Associates in Naperville as a Vice President and Underwriter in 2015. John enjoyed being the "President" of his grandson's fan club...
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Robert J. Mors , Jr.

March 4, 1940 - February 4, 2018

Robert J. "Bob" Mors Jr, 77, of Oswego passed away unexpectedly on February 4, 2018 at his house. He was born March 4th, 1940. Bob grew up in Arlington Heights and then graduated from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he competed on the track team. Bob proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. His dedication to his country continued in many ways,...
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William Peter Schwickert

October 31, 1924 - February 4, 2018

William Peter Schwickert, 93, of Big Rock, passed away on February 4, 2018 at his home. He was born October 31, 1924 in Aurora, IL, the son of John V. and Mary S. (Theisen) Schwickert. He worked on the family farm until he was drafted into the army in 1943. He proudly served his country until the end of World War II. In 1950 he met the love of his life at Longs Barn. At the Memorial Day...
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Lynn M. Nelson

October 4, 1937 - February 3, 2018

Lynn M. Nelson, 80, of Big Rock, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2018. He was born October 4, 1937 in Elgin, IL, the son of Earl and Helen (Kern) Nelson. Lynn served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was the manager at Central Machine Movers for 34 years and was also an Ironworker. His favorite times besides being with family were woodworking, fishing and playing...
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Russell C. Shockey

August 1, 1930 - January 30, 2018

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Russell Carl Shockey (Zschoche) 87, passed away peacefully on January 30 at the Lutheran Home after battling Alzheimer's Disease for several years. He was born in St. Louis to Carl & Ellen Zschoche, the middle child with older brother, Warren (Kathy) and younger sister, Marcia. He was united in marriage to Catherine Anne Shockey (Cameron) for 60 years until she was...
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Franco Lombardozzi

October 7, 1952 - January 24, 2018

Mass will be held Saturday 1:30 p.m. January 27, 2018, at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, 8S055 Dugan Road, Sugar Grove Il 60554. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Interment will be private.
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Gregory Paul Losiniecki

May 3, 1943 - January 24, 2018

Gregory P. Losiniecki, 75, of Mercer, WI, retired from Naperville, passed away January 24, 2018. He was born May 3, 1943, in Michigan City, IN. He was a member of Pipefitters Local 597, Knights of Columbus and Lion's Club. He also was an avid golfer and fisherman. Greg is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sandra; sons, Thomas (Dawn), Paul (Beth) and Dan (Jessica); grandchildren, Emma,...
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Calvin L. Miller

June 12, 1934 - January 18, 2018

Calvin L. Miller, of Naperville, formerly of Sugar Grove, passed away Thursday January 18, 2018. He was born June 12, 1934 in Delavan, IL, the son of the late Henry and Elsie (Bruns) Miller. Cal is survived by his wife, Ann, his eight children and their spouses, Teresa (Joe) Martini, Jayne (Lyle) Wachtel, Diane (Wasson) Beckman, Judi (Alex) George, Sharon (Bill) Craigle, Jim (Lori) Miller,...
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Lillie B. Adams

August 6, 1935 - January 16, 2018

Lillie (Suggs) Adams of Sugar Grove went peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. She was born to parents Luther and Odell (Todd) Suggs of Lynn Grove, Kentucky on August 6, 1935 and became the devoted wife of Henry T. "Tom" Adams on February 9, 1952. She was blessed with sons, Tom of Sugar Grove and Todd (Deborah) of Ottawa. Lil was the cherished grandmother of...
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Mark E. Lumbert

September 18, 1954 - January 9, 2018

Mark E. Lumbert, 63 of Aurora, was welcomed into the kingdom of Heaven on Tuesday January 9, 2018 at Presence Mercy Center. He was born September 18, 1954 in Aurora, IL the son of the late Lawrence and Lillian (Olson) Lumbert. Mark was employed for many years at All-Steel Corp of Aurora. He attended First Presbyterian Church of Aurora along with several other area churches. Mark is...
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Thomas P. Myhre

June 7, 1971 - January 7, 2018

Thomas P. Myhre, 46, of Chicago, IL, died January 7, 2018 at his home. He was born on June 7, 1971 in Aurora, IL to Richard and Carolyn (Hanks) Myhre. Tom was educated in the West Aurora schools, graduating from West Aurora High School in 1989. He received his B.A. in finance from Boise State University in Idaho and thereafter earned his MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. ...
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Mary R. Senneke

November 1, 1923 - December 28, 2017

Mary Rena Senneke (née Bourgoine) 1923 – 2017. Mary Senneke, age 94, was born in West Enfield, Maine on November 1, 1923 and passed away December 28, 2017 in Aurora, Illinois. Her children were at her side at the time of her passing. Mary served in the U.S. Navy as a member of the Waves during World War II, and during her enlistment she met and married Dennis W. Senneke. After her...
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Mary R. Senneke

November 1, 1923 - December 28, 2017

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Nan G. Cobb

October 6, 1937 - December 27, 2017

Nan G. Cobb, 80, of Montgomery, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Alden of Waterford in Aurora, IL. Nan was born in Aurora, IL to Jack and Louise (Strandt) Glos of Batavia, IL. She graduated from Batavia High School in 1955. While working for NICOR Nan met Larry Cobb of Aurora and they married on April 26, 1958. Larry preceded Nan in death in 2015. Nan worked at Eagle Foods in...
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Josef Haselmajer

December 19, 1929 - December 15, 2017

Josef "Opa" Haselmajer, 87, of Sugar Grove, passed away peacefully Friday, December 15, 2017 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville surrounded by his loving family. Josef was born December 19, 1929 in Tevel, Hungary. After coming over from Germany with his wife and son with only a suitcase and not knowing the language he fulfilled his dream to come to the U.S. to make a better life for his family....
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Warren E. Hestekin

May 22, 1944 - December 8, 2017

Warren E. Hestekin, age 73, of Sugar Grove, Illinois, formerly of Independence, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family on Friday December 8, 2017. Warren was born on May 22, 1944 in Whitehall, WI to Ervin and Evangeline (Kolve) Hestekin of rural Independence, WI. He was raised on a dairy farm, third born of nine children, and graduated...
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Marjorie E. Fremion

November 16, 1932 - December 1, 2017

Marjorie E. Fremion, 85, passed away Friday December 1, 2017. She was born November 16, 1932 in Milo, ME, the daughter of the late Percy and Hazel Gourlie. Marjorie served our country during the Korean War with the U.S. Air Force. Marjorie is survived by her son, Daniel (Pam) Fremion of Sugar Grove, IL; her daughter, Jennifer (Jahn Hady) Fremion of Charles City, VA; her grandchildren,...
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Julia C. Pratte

May 13, 1997 - November 23, 2017

Julia C Pratte age 20, of Sugar Grove Il, she was born May 13, 1997 in Alexandria Romania and arrived July 12, 1999 to her forever family, the daughter of Gerald and Vicki Pratte. Julia passed from life to heaven on November 23, 2017 surrounded by family and loved ones, where she joined her beloved Papa for Thanksgiving. Julia graduated from Kaneland High School, class of 2017, she loved...
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Edwin Sherman Rees

September 21, 1936 - November 17, 2017

Edwin Sherman Rees, 81, of Sugar Grove, IL, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017. He was born September 21, 1936 in Chicago, son of the late Edwin S. and Grace M. Rees. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; children, Karen (John) Elwood, Barbara Sullivan, Larry (Terry) Domalick and Sue (Steve) Hill; grandchildren, Joshua and Kaleb Elwood, Ricky and Michelle Sullivan, John (Allison)...
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Raymond B. Andrade, Jr.

October 29, 1945 - November 15, 2017

Raymond B. Andrade Jr., 72, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017. He was born October 29, 1945 in Dilley, TX, son of the late Raymond and Clotilde Andrade. Ray attended Our Lady of Good Counsel where he was an altar server. He graduated from Marmion Academy in 1965. After high school, Raymond joined the Army and was in Vietnam from 1965-1967. He worked at Caterpillar for 35...
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Edmund Lasecki, Jr.

December 11, 1937 - November 11, 2017

Edmund Lasecki, Jr., 79, of Big Rock, IL, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was born on December 11, 1937 in Stevens Point, WI, the son of Edmund and Mary Ann (Firkus) Lasecki, Sr. Edmund attended Stevens Point schools and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1955 and was honorably discharged in 1961. After his discharge from the Navy, he was employed as an Air Traffic Controller for 39...
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Marion B. Ray

November 16, 1944 - November 6, 2017

Marion B. Ray, 72, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at her home. She was born on November 16, 1944 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of James and Mildred (Wittman) Ray. Marion retired from NICOR after 32 years of service. She enjoyed spending time with friends, family and her dog, Jenny. Survivors include her cousin, Geraldine...
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Judy Kay Minor

July 7, 1942 - October 30, 2017

Judy Kay Minor, 75, of Big Rock, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 after a courageous 18 year battle with cancer. She was born July 7, 1942 in Aurora, daughter of the late Wilbur and Ruth (Boyce) Gum. She was a teller at First Federal Savings and Loan Association in Aurora for many years and retired as a bookkeeper from the Superintendent's Office for the Hinckley/Big Rock School District....
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Gerald (Jerry) Morgan Skow

April 10, 1940 - October 20, 2017

Jerry Skow, 77, of Gold Canyon, AZ, formerly of Sugar Grove, IL, died peacefully at Banner Baywood Medical Center, Mesa, AZ on Friday, October 20, 2017 after a brief illness. He is now in the arms of his savior and joins his special needs twin sons, Joel Morgan and Jason Michael in heaven. Jerry was born on April 10, 1940 in Aurora and lived most of his life in Sugar Grove. He was a self...
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Richard Lee Fisher

November 15, 1930 - October 16, 2017

Richard L. Fisher entered into his eternal home with the Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, October 16, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Velda L. Fisher of Aurora, IL; his 3 children, Kathleen (Fisher) Pearson and husband Bob Pearson of Fishers, Indiana, Brian Fisher and his wife Rose Fisher of Manchester, CT and Diana (Fisher) Phillips and her husband Daniel Phillips of...
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Terry L. Toy

May 8, 1958 - October 15, 2017

Terry L. Toy, 59 of Sugar Grove, passed away Sunday October 15, 2017. She was born May 8, 1958 in El Paso, TX, the daughter of the late Donald and Virginia (Pruett) Toy. Terry was a truck driver and owner of TNT Trucking for many years, later she was employed by Hines Trucking. Terry is survived by her Aunts, Esther Helms of Pennsylvania and Janet (Gary) Stull of Pennsylvania ; her...
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Audrie R. Myers

January 8, 1924 - October 6, 2017

Audrie Rose Myers, 93, of Sugar Grove, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017. She was born January 8, 1924 in Desdemona, TX, daughter of the late Albert and Nellie (Hall) Barr. She and her late husband, Dale P. Nelson, were the owners of Nelson Machine. She was also a member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church. Audrie is survived by her son, Dale A. (Diane) Nelson; Victoria Paige and Tyler...
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Richard A. Poulos

May 30, 1949 - October 5, 2017

Richard A. Poulos, 68 of Sandwich, IL passed on Thursday, October 5, 2017 peacefully at his home, beside his loving wife, Nancy. Rick was born May 30, 1949 in Chicago, IL to the late Ginger Poulos (Staflin) and Howard Rentsch. A Celebration of Rick's Life will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 1:00-4:00, with a service @ 3:30 at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr. Sugar Grove, IL 60554....
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Rosalie "Mother" Johnson

March 31, 1924 - September 29, 2017

Rosalie "Mother" Johnson, 93, passed away on Friday, September 29, 2017 at home. She was born on March 31, 1924 in Myrtle, Mississippi to the late Jim Sanders and Bernice Cockrell. She then later went on to marry Woodrow W. Johnson, whom which she was married to for 58 years. They relocated their family to Aurora, Illinois in 1961 and worked as a seamstress at Flag Source. Rosalie is...
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Brett A. Hessler

July 25, 1985 - September 22, 2017

Brett A. Hessler, 32, of Racine, WI, formerly of Aurora, passed away on September 22, 2017. He was born July 35, 1985 in Glendale Heights the son of Dawn Kreplin and Greg Hessler. Private services have been held. Arrangements were handled by 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...
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Mary Jane Seifert

May 11, 1927 - September 17, 2017

Mary Jane Seifert, 90, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Brighton Gardens in St. Charles. She was born May 11, 1927 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Henry and Ruth (Brandt) Harrington. Mary Jane was a 1945 graduate of East Aurora High School. She was a registered nurse and worked for Copley Memorial Hospital and Dreyer Medical Clinic. Mary Jane is survived...
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Tony J. Tzortzoudakis

September 19, 1930 - August 21, 2017

Tony Tzortzoudakis, 86, of Naperville, IL., passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. He was born September 19, 1930 in Cedar Rapids, IA. living there most of his life. Tony was a loving man who had a love for trains, motorcycles, and his 1951 Chrysler New Yorker. He always brought happiness into any room with his great sense of humor and smile. Survivors include his son John (Xenia)...
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Jeffrey O. Bliss

May 9, 1947 - August 20, 2017

Jeffrey O. Bliss, 70, of Yorkville, IL passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at home. He was born May 9, 1947 to the late Ralph and Teresa (Walz) Bliss. Jeff was employed at Caterpillar, Inc. Aurora, IL for 35 years until he retired in 2009. After he retired, he worked at Rural King in the gun barn. Jeff was a member of Cross Lutheran Church in Yorkville, IL. He was a 1965 graduate of Kaneville...
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Mary E. Frey

July 15, 1952 - August 18, 2017

Mary E. Frey, 65, of Aurora, passed away Friday August 18, 2017 at her home. She was born July 15, 1952 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Edward and Stella (Hausmann) Arle. Mary is survived by her husband, John R. Frey of Aurora; her son, Luke Frey, her daughter, Megan Frey and her rescue dog, Greta, all of Aurora, IL; her brothers, Rev. Ed (Judy) Arle of St. Charles, MO and Dr. Steve (Kathy)...
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Phillip John Schwartz

July 28, 1930 - August 6, 2017

Phillip John Schwartz died surrounded by family August 6, 2017 in Oro Valley, Arizona. He was born July 28, 1930 in Aurora, Illinois to Philip and Mary Schwartz. Phillip attended Marmion Military Academy in Aurora, Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and IIT in Chicago. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. Phillip went on to estimate architectural steel projects for...
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Donald E. McDonald

September 3, 1935 - July 25, 2017

Donald Edward McDonald, 81, departed this life on July 25, 2017, in Aurora, IL., and began a new life in Heaven with Our Lord. He was born in Batavia on September 3, 1935, the son of late George and Jennie McDonald. He was united in marriage to Patricia Carlson on June 26, 1954. He was our Patriarch; strong and stubborn, but also loving and gentle. He was truthful and good humored. Don was an...
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Nathaniel P. Santelli

July 12, 1984 - July 21, 2017

Nathaniel P. Santelli, 33, of Haslett, Michigan passed away on July 21, 2017. Nathan is survived by his wife, Mary Roach; his parents, John and Brenda Santelli; his father and mother in law, James and Sally Roach; his sisters, Emily (Jake) Peck and Claire Santelli; his sister in law, Sarah Plum as well as numerous aunts and uncles. Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Thursday, July 27, 2017...
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Michael R. Bader, Jr.

August 9, 1990 - July 20, 2017

Michael R. Bader Jr., 26, of Sugar Grove, died peacefully and went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Thursday July 20, 2017. He was born August 9, 1990 in Winfield, IL the son of Michael and Susan (Formby) Bader. Mike graduated from Kaneland High School. He also attended and was baptized at Christ Community Church. He was a loving son, brother and friend, he will be greatly missed. Mike is...
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Joseph Lawrence Testin

August 27, 1928 - July 19, 2017

Lawrence J. "Joe" Testin, 88, of Plano, passed away Wednesday July 19, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital. He was born August 27, 1928 in Joliet, IL the son of the late Lawrence and Frances (Baltz) Testin. Joe graduated from Joliet Catholic High School; he entered the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He is a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 1271, Sugar Grove, IL. He farmed in Plainfield,...
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Dorothy I. Skonieczny

September 2, 1947 - April 5, 2017

Dorothy I. Skonieczny, 69, of Shabbona, passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2017. She was born September 2, 1947 in Waukesha, WI to the late Walter and Helen (Thomas) Stypulski. She is survived by: her daughters, Margaret (Michael) Paddock, and Yvonne (Eric) Smith; her grandchildren, Alexis and Nicholas Paddock, and Adam, Natalie, and Nicole Smith; and her brother, Thomas Stypulski. Funeral...
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Doris M. Winckler

October 9, 1926 - December 5, 2009

Doris M. Winckler, 83, of Little Rock, IL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born October 9, 1926 in Cloverdale, Illinois, the daughter of the late Albert and Bertha (Van Acker) Oberhart. Doris loved to spend time with her family and her animal friends. She also loved to read and crochet. In her younger years she liked to travel...
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Carnation Kouvavas

March 15, 1922 - December 4, 2009

Carnation Kouvavas, 87, formerly of Aurora, passed away Friday, December 4, 2009 at the Greek American Rehabilitation and Care Center in Wheeling, IL. She was born March 15, 1922 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late James and Anna (Michalakis) Grevenites. Carnation was a member of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church in Aurora and the Daughters of Penelope. Survivors include her...
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Priscilla J. Semmler

July 11, 1926 - December 2, 2009

Priscilla J. Semmler, 83, of Aurora passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at Brighton Gardens in St. Charles, IL. She was born July 11, 1926 in Polo, IL. the daughter of the late Martin and Nellie (Diehl) Coffey. Priscilla was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan College where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. In previous years, she was an active member of First Presbyterian Church...
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William M. Sharrock

October 16, 1917 - December 2, 2009

William M. Sharrock, 92, of Aurora passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at his home. He was born October 16, 1917 in Streator, Illinois the son of the late William and Sophie Sharrock. William was a graduate of Streator High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II in the Pacific theater. William was a longtime member of the Fourth Street United Methodist Church. William...
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Oscar H. Reich

August 22, 1918 - December 1, 2009

Oscar H. Reich, age 91, of Aurora, IL, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at Provena Mercy Center in Aurora, IL. He was born on August 22, 1918, in Secor IL, the son of Max and Esther (Iggena) Reich. He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War II from 1942-1945 and was stationed in England, France, and Belgium. He married Erma I. Wilkey on August 27, 1949, in Benson, IL. He...
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Alice M. Hartman

December 29, 1932 - December 1, 2009

Alice M. Hartman, 76, of Aurora , passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at her daughter's home surrounded by her family. She was born December 29, 1932 in Elgin , IL , the daughter of the late Clarence and Helen (Van Duser) Nelson. She was a member of the Friendly Center at the Prisco Community Center , the Turner and Eagle Club Auxiliaries. Alice retired from BRK Brands in...
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Lyle C. Hett

February 27, 1918 - November 30, 2009

Lyle C. Hett, 91, of Montgomery, passed away Monday, November 30, 2009. He was born February 27, 1918 in Butternut, WI. Lyle was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran having served in Europe. He retired as an Engineer from Burlington Northern Railroad. Survivors include his wife, Marianne (Smith) Hett; sons: Barry (Vicki) Hett, John (Bev) Hett and David (MaryEllen) Hett; Marianne's children, Laura ...
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Elpidio Rafael Rivera

September 14, 1978 - November 28, 2009

E. Rafael Rivera a.k.a. Miguel Rafael Rivera , edad 31, de Aurora, fallecio el Sabado Noviembre 28, 2009. Nacido en Mexico el 14 de Septiembre de 1978; hijo de Elpidio y Maria Concepcion Rivera Chavez. Rafael era un muy amado esposo, padre, hijo, hermano, tio y amigo; y sera extraado por todos sus familiares y amigos. Rafael deja a su esposa, Maria Laura Maglio, su hijo por nacer, Dylan...
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Ruby A. Carter

December 29, 1921 - November 28, 2009

Ruby Carter, 87, of Mt. Morris, IL, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2009 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL. She was born December 29, 1921 in Hickory Flat, MS, the daughter of the late Frank Merritt and Sara Loudella (Smith) Thompson, Sr. Ruby was a member of the Flat Rock Baptist Church in Blue Mountain, MS and attended Leaf River Baptist Church in Leaf River, IL. She enjoyed...
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Kassi Jane Frazier

July 11, 1989 - November 28, 2009

Kassi Jane Frazier, 20, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2009. She was born on July 11, 1989 in Pontiac, IL. She is survived by her mother, Chrisann Frazier; daughter, Nevaeh Jeffries; siblings, Zachary (Lisa Kurtz) Frazier, Caleb Frazier, Lucas Morales, Lexee Morales; step-father, Gilberto Morales; step-brother, Felipe Morales; niece Lexee Frazier; aunts, Gina Frazier, Lisa ...
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G. William Richards

June 10, 1933 - November 23, 2009

G. William Richards (Bill), 76, long time Aurora resident and attorney, passed away peacefully on November 23, at home surrounded by loved ones. He was born June 10, 1933, to Thomas and Marvel Richards. Bill received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Illinois and was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 1957. He served as magistrate for the City of Aurora and the...
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Rudolph E. Nebel

May 5, 1927 - November 22, 2009

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Doris F. Powers

February 9, 1942 - November 22, 2009

Doris F. Powers, 67, of Aurora passed away on Sunday November 22, 2009. She was born February 9, 1942 the daughter of the late Howard and Mary Ellen Powers. Doris graduated from East Aurora High School. She worked for Fibrex of North Aurora and Owens Illinois of St. Charles. Doris recently retired from Johnson Controls in Geneva. Doris is survived by her sisters: Lois Barnes of Joliet;...
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Sherman M. Thompson

October 11, 1910 - November 21, 2009

Sherman M. Thompson, 99 of Aurora passed away Saturday November 21, 2009 at Alden of Waterford. He was born October 11, 1910 in Helmer, IL the son of the late Peter and Maggie (Tendall) Thompson. Sherman was a member of the former Claim Street Baptist Church in Aurora. He also was employed for many years at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. He is survived by his daughter, Dolores (Gene)...
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Roscoe O. Krantz

October 30, 1916 - November 18, 2009

Roscoe O. Krantz, 93, formerly of Montgomery, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2009 in Bigfork, Minnesota. He was born October 30, 1916 in Clay County, Illinois, the son of the late Frank and Myrtle (Strange) Krantz. Roscoe was a farmer in Lee County, Illinois. Prior to moving to Minnesota, Roscoe was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Aurora. Survivors include his children, Earl...
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Donna B. Oelker

June 9, 1931 - November 18, 2009

Donna B. Oelker, 78, of Aurora passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at home. She was born on June 9, 1931 in Britton, South Dakota, the daughter of the late Hubert and Eva (Thorpe) Daker. She was a long time member of First Presbyterian Church. Donna is survived by her daughters, Linda (Gary) Becker, Sherrie (Jeffrey) Booth and Rhonda Schriver; grandchildren, Steven ...
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Sandra Lee Kemp

March 4, 1937 - November 15, 2009

Sandra Lee Kemp (nee Santmyers) passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at the Tiller's Nursing Home surrounded by her family after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. She was born on March 4, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan and resided in Grosse Point Michigan, the daughter of Melville and Evelyn Mae (Kopp) Santmyers. She was married to Roy Kemp in 1956. Sandra loved life and loved her family,...
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Theodore W. Schomer

June 13, 1941 - November 15, 2009

Theodore W. "Ted" Schomer, 68, of Plano, Il. passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at Countryside Care Centre. He was born June 13, 1941 in Aurora, IL the son of the late Daniel and Amanda (Loewer) Schomer. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 10 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 901 N. Center St., Plano, IL. In keeping with Ted's wishes, interment will be...
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David H. Welch

October 15, 1930 - November 14, 2009

David H. Welch, 79, of Aurora passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Jennings Terrace. He was born October 15, 1930 in Malta, Illinois the son of the late Earl and Genevieve Welch. David was the fourth generation to be raised on the Welch Centennial family farm in Malta. He attended both grade school and high school in Malta, graduating in 1948. David then attended Iowa Wesleyan College in...
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Danny Wade Oliver

July 23, 1958 - November 11, 2009

Danny Wade "Tucker" Oliver, 51, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2009. He was born July 23, 1958 in Aurora. Survivors include his son, Justin Oliver; father, T.A. Oliver; mother, Aggie (Richard) McDuffee; brother, Fred Oliver; sisters, Sharon (Marvin) Anderson and Janice (Ramiro) Tijerina; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and a special friend, Reba Martinez. Tucker is...
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Dolores M. Allen

November 13, 1929 - November 11, 2009

Dolores M. Allen, 79 of Sandwich, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2009 at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich. She was born November 13, 1929 in Aurora, IL the daughter of the late Bernard and Viola (Hayden) Assell. She graduated from Madonna High School. She was united in marriage on June 9, 1949 to Irwin H. Allen at St. Nicholas' Church in Aurora. They lived all 60 years of their married...
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Jeanette I. Marshall

December 5, 1923 - November 10, 2009

Jeanette I. (Seibert) Marshall, 85, of Montgomery, formerly of Sandwich and Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at her home. She was born on December 5, 1923 in Aurora, the daughter of the late William and Margaret (McClure) Seibert. She and Donald G. Marshall were married 53 years before his passing in 2000. Survivors include their children, James (Peggy) Marshall of Aurora,...
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Anilda Curet

December 12, 1925 - November 8, 2009

Anilda Curet, 83, of Aurora, transitioned from this life into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on November 8, 2009 at Provena Mercy Hospital after a sudden illness. She was surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren at the time of her death. Anilda was born in Aguirre, Puerto Rico on December 12, 1925. Anilda received a degree in Nursing in Puerto Rico and was later...
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Jennifer L. Johnson

December 16, 1972 - November 8, 2009

Jennifer L. Johnson, 36, at peace on Sunday, November 8, 2009. She was born December 16, 1972 in Maywood, Illinois. Jennifer was a devoted teacher in the Indian Prairie School District at McCarty Elementary School for the past 13 years. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Jennifer loved Snoopy, Northwestern Wildcats and going to Disney World. Survivors include her husband,...
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Naomi H. Moore

May 21, 1925 - November 7, 2009

Naomi H. Moore, 84, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2009. She was born on May 21, 1925 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Robert and Naomi (Calvert) Baumann. She is survived by her children, Candy Moore-Erikson of Seneca, Darrell (Brenda) Moore of Plano and Robert (Sharon) Moore of Somonauk; grandchildren, Natalie (Carson) Booris of Plainfield and Nathan Moore of Plano; siblings...
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Terry Alan Bywater

August 13, 1960 - November 6, 2009

Terry Alan Bywater, 49, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2009 at home. He was born on August 13, 1960 in Aurora, the son of Harry and Lynn (Meszaros) Bywater. Along with his parents, Terry is survived by his sisters, Debora (Pete) Vizcaya and Lynda (Doug) Leden; nieces, Courtney, Jennifer (Jared), Erin and Katherine; nephew, Daniel (Sarah); great-nephew, Donavan; 8 cousins;...
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Delores M. Hunley

April 12, 1930 - November 4, 2009

Delores "Dee" Hunley, 79, of Aurora, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at home. She was born on April 12, 1930 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Melburn R. and Irene (Bruce) Hupach. Dee has been compassionate caregiver since 1988 with Copley Home Care and Comfort Keepers. One of her favorable past times was playing the organ. She played a "mean" Beer Barrel Polka. ...
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Michael Beary

November 12, 1933 - October 30, 2009

Michael Beary, 75 of Aurora, formally of Geneva, and Elburn. He was born November 12, 1933 in Chicago IL. the son of the late John and Alma (Christiansen) Beary. He passed away October 30th 2009 peacefully with his family by his side at Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora. He is survived by his wonderful loving wife, Mersene (Schatz) Beary and their 7 children; Catherine (Gary) Pack, of St....
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William J. Pauley

July 11, 1928 - October 28, 2009

William J. Pauley (Sharky), 81, of Aurora, died Wednesday October 28, 2009 at Provena McAuley Manor. He was born in Aurora in 1928 to Wilber and Sophie Pauley. Bill was a lifetime Aurora resident, attending Sacred Heart School and Church. He spent 30 years working for Austin Western Co. from 1948 until the plant closed in November 1978, where he was known by most of his co-workers as Sharky....
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Ralph L. Nanninga, Jr.

December 20, 1925 - October 27, 2009

Ralph L. Nanninga Jr., 83, of Mission, TX, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. He was born on December 20, 1925 in Aurora, the son of the late Ralph L. and Ethel (Youngren) Nanninga Sr., He is survived by his wife Donna; son, Jim (Sandy) Nanninga; grandchildren, Thomas (Kimberly) Nanninga, Laura (Clifford) Baldridge and Karen (Jeremy) Bee; great-grandchildren,...
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Ray A. Watkins

April 6, 1925 - October 26, 2009

Ray Allen Watkins of Aurora, Illinois, passed from this earth Monday, October 26, 2009, at the age of 84 to go to his true home with Jesus in heaven. Ray was born April 6, 1925, in Danville, Illinois, to Harry and India Watkins. After graduating from Danville High School, he served during WWII with the Navy Seabees in the South Pacific. He is a graduate of Rose Poly Technical in Terre Haute,...
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Ronald G. Stiegleiter

July 6, 1939 - October 26, 2009

Ronald G. Stiegleiter, 70, of Sandwich, formerly of Montgomery, passed away on Monday, October 26, 2009 at his home. He was born July 6, 1939 in Aurora, Illinois, the son of George and Clara (Kerber) Stiegleiter. Ron graduated from West Aurora High School class of 1958. He retired as a Foreman from Fox Metro Water Reclamation District after 32 years of service. Ron attended Harvest Chapel...
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Donald H. Lindstrom

April 24, 1926 - October 23, 2009

Donald Hugo Lindstrom, age 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 23, 2009 at his residence in Aurora. He was born April 24, 1926 in Harvey, IL, the son of Hugo and Minnie (Grall) Lindstrom. He was united in marriage to Jodeen Dix on June 12, 1948 in Aurora, IL. He graduated from East Aurora High School in time to join the Air Force in the concluding months of World War II. He was part...
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Maria M. Krieghoff

July 27, 1926 - October 18, 2009

Maria M. Krieghoff was unexpectedly called home to our Lord Sunday evening, October 18, 2009, at the age of 83. She was born July 27, 1926, in Munich, Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1945 to be with her husband, Wm. Earl Beach. They lived in Lake City, Tennessee, Austin, Texas and Cincinnati, Ohio. After her husband's death, she married Howard Krieghoff of Cincinnati and...
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Marguerite K. McNeil

August 16, 1918 - October 18, 2009

Marguerite K. McNeil, 91, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2009. She was born on August 16, 1918 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Harry and Katherine (Greenman) Graham. She is survived by her children, David (Kathleen) Brummett Sr., Jack (Pat) Brummett, Carol (Ron) Nolan, twins Judy (Charlie) Kuhn and Jan (Fred) Brown, Denny (Janet) Brummett, Kathy (Gus) Humfleet and Jerry ...
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Harold F. Meyer, Jr.

September 10, 1921 - October 16, 2009

Harold F. Meyer Jr., 88, of Bozeman, Montana, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, October 15, 2009. He was born on September 10, 1921 in Aurora, the son of the late Harold F. and Imogene (Buckingham) Meyer Sr., Harold started college at Iowa State in Ames, IA where he was a nationally recognized trombone player. During this time he was drafted into the Army and served in the One...
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Evelyn L. Meyer

March 30, 1925 - October 10, 2009

Evelyn L. Meyer, 84 of Aurora passed away Saturday October 10, 2009 at Countryside Care Centre. She was born March 30, 1925 in Aurora the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Berger) Glossop. She is survived by her sisters, Lorraine M. Schnack of Edwardsville, IL and Florence M. Cahill of Montgomery, IL, as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in...
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Eleanore H. Gosselin

June 5, 1916 - October 8, 2009

Eleanore Gosselin, 93, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at her home. She was born June 5, 1916 in Joliet, IL. She was a member of Holy Angels Church and served as treasurer of St. Anne's Society Unit #3. She also served in every capacity on the 450 West Downer Condo Board of Directors and the Recreational Facility Board. She loved her time with family and enjoyed...
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Edward H. Fauth

October 22, 1922 - October 3, 2009

Edward H. Fauth, Ed.D., P.E., 86, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2009, at Rush Copley Hospital after a two-week illness. He was born in Aurora, IL, on October 22, 1922, the son of Edward H. and Martha J. (Westphal) Fauth. After graduating from East High School of Aurora, Ed began working for Barber-Greene Company. He served with the 477th Railroad Battalion of the U. S. Army in World...
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Daniel V. McWethy, Jr.

October 26, 1918 - October 2, 2009

Daniel V. McWethy, Jr., of Aurora, passed away peacefully at Rush-Copley Medical Center, Friday, October 2, 2009. At the time of his passing "Louie" was surrounded by his three loving daughters. Louie was born in Aurora October 26, 1918 and was a lifelong resident. He graduated from West Aurora High School in 1936 and the University of Illinois in 1940. He had a brief stay in Aurora after...
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Sammie J. Brown

December 2, 1938 - September 30, 2009

Sammie J. Brown, 70, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at her home. She was born December 2, 1938 in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of the late Eke and Madeline (Woods) Polk. Sammie retired from the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles after 30 years of service. She also worked for 20 years at Speedway Gas in Aurora. Survivors include her children, Kay Wilder, Ricky...
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Darrell A. Pittman, Jr.

July 10, 1974 - September 30, 2009

Darrell A. Pittman, Jr., 35, of Aurora passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at Provena Mercy Center with his family by his side. He was born July 10, 1974 the son of Darrell, Sr. and Louise Pittman. Darrell was a 1992 graduate of West Aurora High School . He was employed at Sara Lee Corporation for ten years. Darrell was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Miami Dolphins and the Chicago...
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Faye Stone

May 5, 1933 - September 30, 2009

Faye Stone, born May 5, 1933, in Union County Mississippi, to the late James A. and Lizzie A. Dunnam passed from this life on September 30, 2009. She was married to Roger L. Stone, of Aurora, May 5th, 1956. While raising her family, Faye worked as a hostess/waitress in area restaurants and as a cashier at Town and Country Drugs for many years. She enjoyed cooking and sharing that talent...
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Ana L. Rosa

November 4, 1931 - September 30, 2009

Ana L. Rosa, 77, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at home. She was born on November 4, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Manuel Luis and Atanacia (Lopez) Villamil. She is survived by her husband, Jose "Tito" Rosa; children, Liz Hammond, Millie Denis, Angel Rosa and Manny Rosa; grandchildren, Melissa Torres, Philip Denis, Omnie Rosa, Beatrice Rosa, John...
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Ralph R. Rasey

March 4, 1922 - September 29, 2009

Ralph R. Rasey, 87, of Aurora passed away Tuesday September 29, 2009 at Provena McAuley Manor. He was born March 4, 1922 in Aurora, IL the son of the late Charles and Signa (Kallstedt) Rasey. Mr. Rasey graduated from West Aurora High School, Cornell College and attended Northwestern University where he did his graduate work. He served his country during WWII with U.S. Army Air Corp. He was...
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Carol J. Hutchison

January 1, 1939 - September 28, 2009

Carol J. Hutchison, 70, of Aurora, went to be with the Lord on Monday, September 28, 2009. She was born January 1, 1939 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Alfred Millard and Frances Ernestine (Lindstedt) Fredrickson. Carol enjoyed quilting. She also had a fondness for animals. She also enjoyed owning and showing her 1974 AMX Javelin prize winning show car. Carol was a devoted Wife, Mother...
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Laurel E. Anfinsen

February 27, 1939 - September 22, 2009

Laurel Ernest Anfinsen , 70 years of age, beloved husband and brother, passed away into the loving hands of our Lord after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Aurora, Illinois and was a lifelong resident of the Aurora and Batavia area. He completed his B.S. in Mathematics (1961) and M.S. in Electrical Engineering (1967), receiving both from Illinois Institute of Technology of...
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Ralph J. Swan

May 17, 1928 - September 19, 2009

Ralph John Swan, 81 of Aurora passed away Saturday September 19, 2009. He was born May 17, 1928 in Batavia, IL the son of the late Ralph and Esther (Bentson) Swan. Ralph was a graduate of West Aurora High School in 1946, and later the University of Minnesota. Ralph enjoyed working in the office furniture industry for over forty years, during which time he was president of Bentson Industries....
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Earl D. Kirk

November 7, 1926 - September 16, 2009

Earl D. Kirk, (Dean) of Big Rock and Sugar Grove, IL., passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at his home, following a brave and courageous battle with lung cancer. Earl was born in Jasper County, Illinois on November 7, 1926, the son of the late Marshall Kirk and Nellie Kirk Spaits.
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Patricia A. Hosler

October 14, 1933 - September 11, 2009

Patricia A. Hosler, 75, died peacefully, and with her loved ones on September 11, 2009. She was born on October 14, 1933 in Aurora, Illinois. She married Gerald M. Hosler on September 19, 1959, and resided in Montgomery, IL. Pat worked at Barber-Greene for 8 years, and was Executive Secretary for 3 years. Pat was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Montgomery, IL for 47 years. She...
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William M. Silmser

January 30, 1942 - September 9, 2009

William M. "Bill" Silmser, 67, of Aurora, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. He was born on January 30, 1942 in Massena, NY, the son of the late Alden and Ruth Silmser. He is survived by his wife Phyllis (Bohy) Silmser; children, Sarah (Joe) Sarasin and Andrew (Lisa) Silmser; grandchildren, Emilee, Joseph, Mackenzie, Megan and Laura; sister, Ruth Anne (William) Houle;...
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Ralph C. Putnam, Jr.

June 5, 1915 - September 9, 2009

Ralph C. Putnam, Jr. died at his home in Aurora of complications of Parkinson's Disease on September 9, 2009. He was 94 years of age. Ralph was born in a house on Downer Place on June 5, 1915. Ralph attended Greenman School, was in the first graduating class at Freeman School and graduated from West Aurora High School. He concluded his education at Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School...
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Josephine B. Stredde

August 3, 1914 - September 6, 2009

Josephine Stredde, of Aurora passed away Sunday September 6, 2009 at Jennings Terrace. She was born August 3, 1914 in Waltonville, IL the daughter of the late Alva and Cecelia (Carson) Baldridge. Josephine graduated from Waltonville High School in 1932 and moved to Aurora. On June 2, 1939 she was united in marriage to Carl Stredde. After Carl's death in 1985 she continued to maintain her...
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Joyce Marie Famera

August 10, 1948 - September 4, 2009

Joyce E. Famera, 61, of Yorkville, passed away Friday, September 4, 2009 at home. She was born on August 10, 1948 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Tom and Rita (Ferguson) Moran. She retired from Farmer's Insurance in Aurora after 30 years. She was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed spending "loads" of time watching her grandchildren. Joyce was a good cook; enjoyed...
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Mary A. Sineni

May 26, 1915 - September 3, 2009

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Lori Ann Kuwik

August 22, 1958 - September 2, 2009

Dr. Lori Ann Kuwik, 51 of Sugar Grove, passed away Wednesday September 2, 2009 after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by her father, Frank; her life partner, Mike; her ex-husband, Mike; her cousins and many friends. Her beloved furry children, Angel, Buddy and Bailey also survive her. She was preceded in death by her mother, Estelle and her aunts and uncles. Visitation will...
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Robert D. Mathieu

March 27, 1956 - August 30, 2009

Robert (Bob) D. Mathieu, of Aurora passed away Sunday August 30, 2009 at Rush-Copley Medical Center surrounded by his loving family and friends . He was born March 27, 1956 in Aurora the son of Betty (Scott) Hughes. Bob is survived by his wife, Lori (Zaha) Mathieu of Aurora; his children, Kari (Mathieu) Gatewood of Montgomery and Randy Mathieu of Aurora; his three grandchildren, Jarin...
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