Obituaries

Leda Marie Frew

Sep 30, 2022

Age 81 of Naples, Florida and Chicago, Illinois, passed September 30, 2022. Born in Chicago on November 7, 1940, Leda worked as a beautician, as well as served as a Certified Fingerprint Tech with Chicago Police Department.

Wife of the late William F. Frew; mother of Sally (William D.) Robinett of Chicago and Susan Frew Tanner of Naples, Florida; grandmother...

Freda Dzuris

Sep 29, 2022

Age 94, a lifelong resident of Coal City, passed away at her residence on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Born November 29, 1927 in Maroa, IL, a daughter to Fred and Edna (Schultz) Thomas. Freda was raised and educated in Maroa, IL and graduated Valedictorian. After being introduced by a friend, Freda married John Dzuris on June 11, 1949. Together they...

Sylvania Gentry

Sep 24, 2022

Age 71, of Gardner, formerly Braidwood, died on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at her home in Gardner.

Sylvania was born December 20, 1950, in Hardshell, KY a daughter to Willie and Callie (Noble) Campbell.  Sylvania and her family moved to Chicago, IL during her 5th grade school year. On May 25, 1968, she married Joseph Robert Gentry in Chicago and...

William "Bill" Axel Stockhaus

Sep 24, 2022

Age 90, passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at his residence in Elwood surrounded by his family.

Born January 9, 1932 in Chicago, IL, the son to Axel William and Christina (Andersen) Stockhaus. Bill was raised and educated in Chicago and graduated from high school in 1950. On June 27, 1953 he married Lois Rae Hoag at Messiah Lutheran...

Grace Smith

Sep 19, 2022

Age 80 of Coal City, Illinois, died Monday evening, September 19, 2022 at Ascension St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois.

Born January 2, 1942 in Joliet, Grace Ann was a daughter of Ralph and Ethel (Baurle) Denewellis.

Grace was employed with Grundy County for many years as the Senior Director of the Grundy County Senior Citizens Council, and was...

Tony McCoy

Sep 16, 2022

Age 64 of Morris, Illinois, died Friday afternoon, September 16, 2022 at the Lightways Hospice Home in Joliet, Illinois.

Born November 11, 1957 in Aurora, Illinois, Carl Anthony is a son of Lee McCoy of California and the late Elizabeth “Betty” (Birthold) Wagner. He was raised in Aurora and graduated from Aurora West High School with the Class of 1975....

Jeff Hood

Sep 14, 2022

Age 45 of Braidwood, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at his home with his family at his side.

Born December 8, 1976 in Joliet, Illinois, Jeffery Wayne is the son of Darenda (nee Waggoner) and the late Ronald Hood. He was raised in Morris, Illinois and attended school in Minooka, Illinois. In 1998, Jeff gained employment with...

Patricia Ann Zelinko

Sep 12, 2022

Age 81 and a lifelong resident of Coal City, Illinois passed away Monday morning, September 12, 2022, following a long and courageous fight with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born May 26, 1941 in Joliet, Illinois, Patricia Ann was a daughter of William “Bud” and Evelyn C. (Liberty) Phillips. She was raised and educated in Coal City and graduated with the Coal City...

Brett Lindner

Sep 12, 2022

Age 64 of Coal City, Illinois, died Sunday, September 12, 2022 at his home surrounded by family.

Born May 31, 1958 in Morris, Illinois, Brett Arthur is a son of Lois Margaret (nee Weber) Wharrie of Coal City and the late Jack Edward Lindner. He was raised in Wilmington and Braidwood and worked many years for Chicago Aerosol.

Brett loved...

Bobby Watters

Sep 9, 2022

Age 42 of Wilmington, Illinois, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 9, 2022.

Born January 7, 1980 in Joliet, Illinois, Roberto Carlos is the son of Lauro Lopez of Oklahoma and the late Stacie (Dyer) Watters-Olavesen. He was raised by his parents, Thomas and Stacie Watters and lived in Germany, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Indiana before settling to Illinois as an...

Matthew J. Vigliocco

Sep 7, 2022

Age 84, of Ellison Bay, Wisconsin passed away peacefully in Minooka, IL surrounded by family on September 7, 2022.  

Survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Jan (Reeves) Vigliocco and loving daughters Cindy (Eric) Lutz and Nancy (Jeff) Hanley.  Adoring grandchildren Molly (John) Erminio, Zachary (Sara) Hanley, Betsy (Matt) Wojciechowski, and Alexandra (Kyle) Wilson.  Great-grandchildren Luca, Evan, and Wes Erminio,...

Louis "Bud" Bruno

Sep 7, 2022

Age 93, lifelong resident of Coal City, IL, died on Wednesday evening, September 7, 2022 at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet, IL.

Born January 4, 1929 at his home in Coal City, the son to Louis and Mary (Skubic) Bruno.  Bud graduated from Coal City High School and attended Bradley University for several years.  On August 21, 1949 he married...

Doris A. Esslinger

Sep 3, 2022

Age 90, of Mt. Juliet, TN, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 3, 2022, after a brief illness.

Doris Esslinger was born on April 5, 1932, to Robert H. and Irene E. Davies of Stronghurst, IL.  Her family later relocated to Mazon, IL where she graduated from Mazon Township High School.  Education was always important to Doris and after getting...

Florence Providence Raspanti Langer

Sep 2, 2022

Age 93, of Gardner, Illinois and formerly Chicago and Florida, passed away Friday evening, September 2, 2022, at Acradia Care in Morris, Illinois.

Born March 9, 1929, in Chicago, a daughter to Joseph and Lucille (Farano) Raspanti. Florence married Clem Langer, who preceded her in death. She worked as a waitress for most of her life, and loved playing bingo....

Betty Maland

Sep 1, 2022

Age 100 and a lifelong resident of Coal City, Illinois, died peacefully on Thursday evening, September 1, 2022 at Heritage Health of Dwight, Illinois.

Born January 15, 1922 in Coal City, Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph and Caroline (Vaira) Davito. She was raised and educated in Coal City, and graduated from Coal City Township High School with the Class...

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