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John “Jack” Humpage

Posted by wlpo on February 27, 2013

68 year old John “Jack” Humpage of La Salle died Saturday at his home.

A memorial visitation is Saturday from 10 until noon in the Burgess Funeral Home in La Salle. A memorial service follows at noon at the funeral home.

He’s survived by his wife Sheila; sons Rick and Tom of Spring Valley and Ray of Plano; three brothers; two sisters; and six grandchildren.

John “Jack” Humpage worked at Caterpillar and retired self-employed working in the electrical field.

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Mildred “Millie” Zupancic

Posted by wlpo on February 27, 2013

81 year old Mildred “Millie” Zupancic of Vacaville, California, formerly of Peru died Monday in California.

A memorial service will be at 11AM Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Peru.  Burial will follow in Peru City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3-5:00 PM Sunday and from 9:30-11:00 AM Monday at the church.  Arrangements are through to Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.

She’s survived by her brother, Albert Tomaszewski of Peru; sisters, Hattie Jenkins of Spring Valley and Laura Wyatt of Princeton; daughter-in-law, Cathi Kneebone, two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren, stepdaughter, Marilyn Ciesielski of Somonauk, and six step-grandchildren.

Mildred “Millie” Zupancic retired from Sunstrand.

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Edward Kenny

Posted by wlpo on February 26, 2013

90-year-old Edward Kenny of La Salle died Monday at Heritage Manor of La Salle

Services will be at 11a.m. Friday at St. Hyacinth’s Church in La Salle. Burial will follow at St. Vincent’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9 to 11a.m. Friday at the church.   Arrangements are through the Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home in La Salle.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine of La Salle; his children, Sue Puckett of Virginia, Edward of Alabama, Linda Sampo of La Salle, Janet Frank of Princeton, William of La Salle, Timothy of La Salle, and Terry of La Salle; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Edward Kenny had farmed in rural Dimmick Township for many years and retired from Motor Wheel in Mendota.   

 

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John “Sheldon” Grove

Posted by wlpo on February 26, 2013

59 year old John “Sheldon” Grove of La Salle died Sunday in Chicago.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30AM Saturday at the Zion United Church of Christ in Peru.  Visitation will be 4-8PM Friday at the Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home in La Salle and from 9:30-10:30AM Saturday at the church.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa; son, Evan; two grandchildren, his mother, Melba.

John “Sheldon” Grove had worked for Vactor Industrial Services in Streator, La Salle Rolling Mills and Zinco, and Roehl Transportation.

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Beverly Schmotzer

Posted by wlpo on February 26, 2013

67 year old Beverly Schmotzer of La Salle died Sunday at Perry Memorial Hospital.

Funeral Service will be at 10AM Friday in the Burgess Funeral Home in La Salle.  Burial will be in St. Vincent Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-8PM Thursday in the funeral home.

She’s survived husband, Michael of La Salle; daughter, Paula Williams of Pennsylvania, son Michael of La Salle; one sister, one brother, two stepsisters, one stepbrother, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Beverly Schmotzer worked at Hobbs in Spring Valley and Pine Cone and Broadway Restaurants.

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Betty Kuhl

Posted by wlpo on February 26, 2013

87 year old Betty Kuhl of Magnolia died Saturday at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home in Lacon.

Services are Thursday at 11 at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. Visitation is Wednesday from 5 until 7 and Thursday from 10 until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Henry City Cemetery.

She’s survived by her daughters Linda Holdcraft of McNabb, Patsy Merdian of Toluca, Mary Serpette of Putnam, Helen Bogner of Henry and Margie Smith of Minier; sons Wilbur of Washburn, Arthur of Putnam and William of Magnolia; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.

Betty Kuhl worked at Mid-American Growers and at Moews Seed Corn.

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Donald Jones

Posted by wlpo on February 26, 2013

61 year old Donald Jones of Cedar Point died Sunday at IVCH in Peru.

Services are Thursday at 7 at the Lighthouse Baptist Church. Visitation is Thursday from 4 until 7 at the church. Burial is in the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

He’s survived by his wife Kimberly of Cedar Point; mother Evelyn of Morris; daughters Nicole, Elizabeth and Maria all at home; and three brothers.

Donald Jones was an ironworker.

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Billie Ann Vlastnik

Posted by wlpo on February 26, 2013

80 year old Billie Ann Vlastnik of Peru died Sunday at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Funeral services are Wednesday at 10 in Mueller Funeral Home in Peru. Burial will be in Peru City Cemetery. Visitation is today from 5 until 8 at the funeral home.

She’s survived by her husband William; sons Richard and Dale of Peru; three grandsons; and sister.

Billie Ann Vlastnik was a legal secretary, worked in civil service and also at Vlastnik’s Menswear.

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Lucile “Sally” Pletsch

Posted by wlpo on February 25, 2013

95-year-old Lucile “Sally” Pletsch of McNabb died Monday at Heartland Healthcare Center in Henry.

A service will be at 10:30a.m. Friday at Emmaus Lutheran Church in McNabb.   Burial will be at Friends Cemetery in McNabb.  Visitation for Lucile “Sally” Pletsch will be from 4 to 7p.m. Thursday at the Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville.

She’s survived by her son Lloyd of Rock Falls; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren,.

Lucile “Sally” Pletsch was a waitress and cook at Swains Restaurant in McNabb.  She served on the McNabb City Council from 1990 to 2011.

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Esther Anthony

Posted by wlpo on February 25, 2013

95 year old Esther Anthony of Peru died Saturday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Funeral services are Friday at 9:30 at Mueller Funeral Home in Peru followed by a 10 o’clock Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church in Peru. Burial will follow in St. Valentine’s Cemetery in Spring Valley. Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 7 at the funeral home.

Esther Anthony is survived by her son.

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