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Harlan Brandner

Posted by wlpo on March 5, 2012

90 year old Harlan Brandner of Ladd died Sunday in Heritage Health Center in Peru.

Funeral services will be at 11am Thursday in the Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd.  Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 10am until the time of services Thursday in the funeral home.

He’s survived by his son Brian of Mendota and Barbara Husser of rural Hennepin, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Harlan Brandner was a farmer and owned the Windmill Antique Store in Ladd.

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Dorothy White

Posted by wlpo on March 5, 2012

79 year old Dorothy White of Peru died Sunday at her home.

A funeral mass will be at 10am Wednesday in St. Thomas Moore Church in Dalzell.  Burial will be in Swan Lake Cemetery in Peoria.  Visitation will be from 9am Wednesday until time of services.  The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is handling arrangements.

Dorothy White is survived by her daughters Kitty Stanton of Spring Valley, Tena Behling of Virginia, Deb Fenney of Dalzell and Terri Hathaway of Wisconsin; seven grandchildren, and 13 great-granchildren.

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Sophie Manicki

Posted by wlpo on March 5, 2012

96 year old Sophie Manicki of Peru died Friday at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Lacon.

Mass of Christian burial is Thursday at 11:30 in St. Valentine’s Church in Peru.  Visitation is Thursday from 9 until service time at the church.  Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is handling arrangements.

She’s survived by her daughter Linda Wobrock of Peru; son Edward of Peru; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one sister; plus nieces and nephews.

Sophie Manicki worked at Westclox and retired from Tom’s Dairy in Peru.

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Eleanor Seabeck

Posted by wlpo on March 5, 2012

91 year old Eleanor Seabeck of La Salle died Sunday at Heritage Health Center in Peru.

Funeral services will be at 11am Friday in the Trinity United Church of Christ in La Salle.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Spring Valley.  Visitation will be from 5-8pm Thursday in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle and from 10am until time of services Friday in the church.

She’s survived by her daughters Sharon Spayer and Sandra Seabeck of La Salle; six grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, one great-great grandson and one brother.

Eleanor Seabeck had worked at Westclox and St. Mary’s Hospital in La Salle.

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Nancy Vlastnik

Posted by wlpo on March 4, 2012

78 year old Nancy Vlastnik of Peru died Saturday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 10a.m. Wednesday at Zion United Church of Christ in Peru, followed by burial at Peru City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

She’s survived by her daughter, Mary Armon of Galesburg; sons, Frank, of New York and John of Crystal Lake; three grandchildren; two sisters; and brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Billie Ann Vlastnik of Peru.

Nancy Vlastnik taught Home Economics at Hall High School and later at Washington Jr. High School in Peru.

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Lila Tomaszewski

Posted by wlpo on March 4, 2012

91 year old Lila Tomaszewski of Cherry died Saturday at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Funeral services will be private at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.   Private burial will be at Peru City Cemetery.

Lila Tomaszewski is survived by her children; Gary of Cherry, Daniel of Cherry, Mary Ann Redshaw of Oglesby; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; several step -grandchildren and step great-grandchildren.

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Martin Neurohr

Posted by wlpo on March 4, 2012

86 year old Martin Neurohr of rural Ottawa died Friday at Ottawa Regional Hospital & Healthcare Center.

Private graveside services will be Thursday in Nelson Cemetery in Norway. Visitation will be from 12pm to 2:30pm Thursday at the Wedron Methodist Church.  Arrangements were through Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa.

He’s survived by his wife, Loraine; children, Carrie Jo Trimmer of Wisconsin, Neal of Ottawa and Guy of Ottawa; 2 grandchildren, one step-granddaughter, one brother and one sister.

Martin Neurohr retired from Peltier Glass in 1995.

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Betty Navin

Posted by wlpo on March 1, 2012

90 year old Betty Navin of Spring Valley died Thursday in the Spring Valley Nursing Center.

A funeral mass will at 10am Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church in Spring Valley.  Burial will be in Mt. Olivet in Spring Valley at a later date.  Visitation will be from 9-10am Saturday in the Church.  Arrangements are through the Barto Funeral Home.

She’s survived by her nieces and nephews.

Betty Navin retired from Cassiday Cosgrove Distributors in Spring Valley.

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Margaret Dinsmore

Posted by wlpo on March 1, 2012

89 year old Margaret Dinsmore of DePue died Tuesday at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Services will be at 12pm Saturday at the DePue First Congregational United Church of Christ.  Visitation will be from 5-7pm Friday at the Barto Funeral Home in DePue and a half an hour before services Saturday at the church.  Burial will be in DePue Cemetery.

She’s survived by her husband George; son Stanley Morris of Hinckley, daughters Dellie Steel of Colona and Georgia Hansen of Iowa; nine grandchildren and many great and great great grandchildren.

Margaret Dinsmore had worked for Bassick’s and Hobbs and owned and operated Double G Restaurant in DePue.

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Elizabeth “Betty” Torchia

Posted by wlpo on March 1, 2012

90 year old Elizabeth “Betty” Torchia of La Salle died Wednesday at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

A funeral mass will be at 12pm Saturday at St. Valentine’s Church in Peru.  Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11 until services Saturday at the church.  The Burgess Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

She’s survived by her daughter, Marnee of St. Louis, son Gary of Germantown Hills, and two sisters.

Elizabeth “Betty” Torchia had worked at Westclox and Palace Bowl in La Salle.

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