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Mary Lou Turner

Posted by wlpo on July 12, 2012

74 year old Mary Lou Turner of Utica died Thursday in St. Margaret’s Hospital.

Funeral services are Monday at noon in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle. Visitation is Monday form 10 until service time at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Utica.

She’s survived by her grandson Chad Credi of La Salle; great-grandson Ian Credi of La Salle; and special friend and caregiver Marianne Fulmer of La Salle.

Mary Lou Turner worked for Horizon House, Ficek Electric, and at Heritage Corridor Visitor Center in Utica.

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Ann Accuncius

Posted by wlpo on July 12, 2012

100 year old Ann Accuncius formerly of Mark died October 13th in California.

Memorial Mass will be Saturday at 10 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granville. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Granville. Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville is helping with arrangements.

She’s survived by her sons Dennis of Las Vegas and Roger of Washington state; daughter Lori of California; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Ann Accuncius worked at a raincoat factory and then was a bookkeeper for Mark Coal Mine.

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Cathy Bennett

Posted by wlpo on July 11, 2012

54 year old Cathy Bennett of La Salle died Tuesday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Funeral services are Thursday at 7 at Burgess Funeral Home in Utica. Visitation is Thursday from 5 until service time at the funeral home.

Cathy Bennett is survived by her sons Mickey of La Salle and Ron of Ottawa; five grandchildren; five brothers; and one sister.

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Kathryn Wilson

Posted by wlpo on July 11, 2012

58 year old Kathryn Wilson of Las Vegas, formerly of Tonica and La Salle died Wednesday in Las Vegas.

Memorial services are Saturday at noon at Mueller Funeral Home in Peru. Visitation is Saturday from 10 until service time at the funeral home.

She’s survived by her husband William of Las Vegas; sons Jeffery and William Jr. both of Las Vegas; father Amos Alleman of Tonica; brothers Richard and Thomas of Tonica and Dave of Utica; and two grandsons.

Kathryn Wilson worked Cagley and Tanner Interior Design in Las Vegas.

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Ernest “Ernie” Nodland

Posted by wlpo on July 10, 2012

95 year old Ernest Nodland of Freedom Township died Sunday at his home.

Funeral Services will be at 11a.m. Friday in the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park in Ottawa. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

He’s survived by his wife, Lois; son, Merlin of rural Ottawa, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister.

Ernest “Ernie” Nodland had farmed for 80 years.

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James Suarez Sr.

Posted by wlpo on July 10, 2012

72 year old James Suarez of Depue died Sunday at his home.

Services are Saturday at 9:30 at the Barto Funeral Home with a 10 o’clock Mass of Christian burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Depue. Visitation is Friday from 5 until 8 at the funeral home. Burial is at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Depue.

He’s survived by sons Brian and Jay of Princeton, Randy of South Dakota, James of Arizona and Michael of New Lenox; four sisters; 11 grandchildren and four step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

James Suarez worked at New Jersey Zinc in Depue and retired as Selby Township Road Commissioner and a Depue firefighter.

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Lois Narog

Posted by wlpo on July 9, 2012

76 year old Lois Narog of La Salle died Sunday at The Abington of Glenview.

Funeral services will be at 10:30AM Friday at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.  Burial will follow in Peru City Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5-8PM Thursday at the funeral home.

She’s survived by her husband, Joseph; daughter, Jennifer Sucher; and three grandsons.

Lois Narog was a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital and at several area nursing homes.

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John Rudnicky

Posted by wlpo on July 9, 2012

65 year old John Rudnicky of Ottawa died Friday at Park Strathmoore Nursing Home in Rockford.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Church in Naplate.   Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery.   Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mueller Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; daughters, Amy Konwinski of Ottawa and Becky of Naplate; son, Josh of Naplate; seven grandchildren, and one sister.

John Rudnicky was a police officer for the Marseilles Police Department and later worked for the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Department.

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Leonard Dooley

Posted by wlpo on July 9, 2012

91 year old Leonard Dooley of La Salle died Friday at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Mass of Christian burial is Wednesday at 11 in St. Patrick’s Church in La Salle. Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in La Salle. Visitation is Wednesday from 9 until service time at the church.

He’s survived by a cousin and caregiver Joseph Dooley of La Salle.

Leonard Dooley worked at the News Tribune as the Classifieds Advertising Manager.

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Mary “Gracie” Ojstersek

Posted by wlpo on July 9, 2012

83 year old Mary “Gracie” Ojstersek of Oglesby died Thursday in OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

There will be no services or visitation. A memorial Mass is Thursday at 10 in Holy Family Church in Oglesby.

She’s survived by her husband John of Oglesby; son James of Oglesby; daughter Joann Shams of Washington state; three grandchildren; and two sisters.

Mary “Gracie” Ojstersek owned and operated The Spot in Oglesby for many years.

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