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Walter obit

Posted by wlpo on December 2, 2012

Kathleen Lynn Walter, age 53, of Oglesby, died Friday in her residence. Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be 10:30 Wednesday in United Church of Christ in Granville. Visitation will be 4 – 7pm Tuesday in Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville. She is survived by her husband, Gerald; a daughter, Dani Zellmer; a grandson; her father, Wayne Washkowiak; two brothers, Mike and Chris and nieces and nephews. Kathleen Lynn Walter managed One Hour National, was a C-N-A and was a manager of the Men’s Emporium in LaSalle. She belonged to several amateur theatre groups.

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Besola obit

Posted by wlpo on December 2, 2012

Melvin “Sonny” R. Besola, age 87, of Spring Valley died Friday in St. Margaret’s Hospital. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a service later in Michigan. Survivors include his wife, Irma, one son, Scott of Spring Valley; a daughter, Kathie Lahde of Appleton, Wisconsin; two brothers, Alan and Lee, both of Ishpeming, Michigan; two sisters, Betty Uitto and Jeanie Bilkey, each of Ishpeming, Michigan; four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Memorials to Humane Society of the Illinois Valley, Emmaus Lutheran or Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, Michigan. Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

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Arthur Lapinski obit

Posted by wlpo on December 2, 2012

Arthur Lapinski, age 89, of Spring Valley, died at 7:04pm Thursday in the Spring Valley Nursing Center. Funeral services will be 10:30am Monday in the Hollowayville United Church of Christ, Pastor Mike Slutz will officiate. Military rites by the Ladd American Legion. Burial in Mt. Emblem cemetery in Elmhurst. Visitation will be one hour prior to services in the church. He is survived by his wife, June; two sons, Glenn of Freeport and Larry of McHenry, nine grandchildren, four great grandsons and a sister, Joan Kupka of Chicago.

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Joseph “Joe” Boggio Sr

Posted by wlpo on November 30, 2012

78 year old Joseph “Joe” Boggio Sr. of Hennepin died Wednesday at Manor Court in Peru.

Mass of Christina Burial is Tuesday at 10:30 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hennepin. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Granville. Visitation is Monday from 4 until 7 at the Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel and Tuesday from 9:30 until service time at the church.

He’s survived by his sons Vince and Joseph Jr. of Hennepin, Bruce of Oregon and Keith of Granville; daughters Cindy Migliorini of Granville, Mary Judd of Hennepin and Kris Trome of McNabb; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and special niece Lori Mrosko.

Joseph “Joe” Boggio Sr. farmed and was owner and operator of Boggio’s Country Market.

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Patsy Wieczorek

Posted by wlpo on November 29, 2012

63-year-old Patsy Wieczorek of La Salle died Wednesday at the La Salle County Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be held at the Burgess Funeral Home in La Salle at 10am Monday. Burial will be at St. Hyacinth Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 3-5pm in the funeral home.
She’s survived by her daughter, Mechelle of Florida, one sister, one grandson son, and two great-grandchildren.

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Alvin “Pete” Hackler

Posted by wlpo on November 29, 2012

86-year-old Alvin “Pete” Hackler of Ottawa died Monday at Pleasant View Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be at 1p.m. Saturday at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa.   Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 p.m. Saturday before the services at the funeral home.

He’s survived by his wife, Shirley of Ottawa; children, Linda Lowe, Dennis and Jeff of Ottawa; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Alvin “Pete” Hackler retired from AT&T.

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James Rodriguez

Posted by wlpo on November 28, 2012

24-year-old James Rodriguez of Rockford, formerly of La Salle, died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday.

Private services will be held with burial at a later date.  The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is handling arrangements.

James Rodriguez is survived by his parents Faustino and Dina Rodriguez of La Salle, two sisters and two brothers.

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Bradley Frawley

Posted by wlpo on November 28, 2012

51 year old Bradley Frawley of Varna died Monday at his home.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services are Saturday at 1 in Magnolia Cemetery. Burgess Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

He’s survived by his son Jordan Smith of Henry; his grandmother Dorothy Wolfe of La Salle; one brother and one grandson.

Bradley Frawley was a carpenter.

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George Zielinski

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2012

85 year old George Zielinski of Oglesby died Sunday at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Funeral services are Saturday at 9:30 in the Shields Funeral Chapel in Oglesby with a 10 o’clock Mass at Holy Family Church in Oglesby. Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 at the funeral chapel.

He’s survived by his sons David of Wilmington, Michael of Colorado and Leonard of Des Plaines; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

George Zielinski worked at Marquette Cement Company and at Libby-Owens Ford in Ottawa.

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Clifford Evelhoch

Posted by wlpo on November 27, 2012

88 year old Clifford Evelhoch of Spring Valley died Sunday at Cabin Living in rural Hennepin.

Services are Thursday at 11 at the Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Visitation is Wednesday from 5 until 7 at the funeral home. Burial is in Valley Memorial Park in Spring Valley.

He’s survived by his daughter Kathy Sanders of Granville; sons Randy of Spring Valley and Clifford of Kentucky; and four grandchildren.

Clifford Evelhoch was a teamster driving for Tobler Trucking.

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