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Edith Zokal

Posted by wlpo on March 27, 2014

90 year old Edith Zokal of La Salle died Wednesday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle. Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in La Salle. Visitation is Friday from 4 until 7 and Saturday from 9 until service time at the funeral home.

She’s survived by her daughters Mary Thies of Oglesby, Patty Swift of Morton and Mona Rogel of Peru; sons Andrew of Peru,

John of Spring Valley, and Edward of La Salle; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Edith Zokal worked in the kitchen at St. Bede, Kaskaskia Hotel and then Illinois Valley Food Center.

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Leslie Lasky

Posted by wlpo on March 26, 2014

56 year old Leslie Lasky of La Salle died Sunday Heritage Health Care in La Salle.

Cremation rites were accorded. Services are Friday at noon at the Hurst Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday from 10 until service time at the funeral home. Arrangements are with the Shimkus-Helmer-Staab Funeral Home in La Salle.

Leslie Lasky is survived by her mother Claresa Glynn of La Salle; son Steven of La Salle; daughter Corey of La Salle; five sisters; and one grandson.

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Marjorie Henning

Posted by wlpo on March 26, 2014

89-year-old Marjorie Henning of Tonica died Wednesday at her home.
Memorial services are tentatively scheduled for Monday, April 14, at Tonica United Methodist Church. Arrangements for Marjorie Henning are pending at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.

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Alice “June” Martuzzo

Posted by wlpo on March 26, 2014

90-year-old Alice Martuzzo of Oglesby died Tuesday at Heritage Health in La Salle.
A memorial mass will be at 11a.m. Saturday in Holy Family Church in Oglesby. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in La Salle. Visitation will be at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. Arrangements are through the Prey-Mueller Funeral Home in Oglesby.
She’s survived by her husband, Louis; son, John of Missouri, one granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, one sister, and one brother.
Alice Martuzzo worked at Westclox.

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Paul Sobin

Posted by wlpo on March 26, 2014

53 year old Paul Sobin of Spring Valley died Tuesday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Funeral services are Friday at 11 at the Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Visitation is Thursday from 4 until 7 and Friday from 10 until service time at the funeral home.

He’s survived by his wife Janine; daughter Jenna at home; son Eric at home; two sisters; and a brother.

Paul Sobin was a computer programmer for Complete Integration and Services in Peru.

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Elaine Baker

Posted by wlpo on March 25, 2014

71-year-old Elaine Baker of Ottawa died Monday in her home.

Memorial services will be at 6p.m. Thursday at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m.
She is survived by her children, Steffanie Van Laarhoven of Peru, Michael Van Laarhoven of California, Toni Van Laarhoven of Aurora and Traci Van Laarhoven-Myers of Aurora; seven grandchildren, three sisters, one brother, two step-daughters, and three step-grandchildren.

Elaine Baker worked at the Community Hospital and Ottawa Medical Center for over 20 years. She also owned and operated Elaine’s Stauffer Figure Salon.

 

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Donald Fox

Posted by wlpo on March 25, 2014

75 year old Donald “Foxy” Fox of La Salle died Saturday in St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Funeral services are Thursday at 7 in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle. Visitation is Thursday from 5:30 until service time at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service.

He’s survived by his companion Shirley McClain of La Salle; two sisters; and three grandchildren.

Donald “Foxy” Fox ran Fox’s Tap in Troy Grove.

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Margaret “Mag” Morel

Posted by wlpo on March 25, 2014

93-year-old Margaret “Mag” Morel of La Salle died Monday in Heritage Healthcare Center in La Salle.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial services will be at a later date. The Ptak Funeral Home in Peru is handling arrangements.
She’s survived by her husband, La Verne “Buck” Morel of La Salle; daughters, Jan Armstrong of La Salle, Jill Vasquez of La Salle, and Jo of California; sons, James of Mt. Carroll and Jay of La Salle; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Margaret “Mag” Morel owned and operated Maggie’s Miniatures in La Salle.

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Norman Delicath

Posted by wlpo on March 25, 2014

87-year-old Norman Delicath of McNabb died Monday at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in La Salle.
Funeral Services are Saturday at 11am at the UCC Church in Granville. Visitation will be from 9-11am Saturday at the. Burial will in Lacon City Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Betty; children, Melody Jones of Morton, Bonnie Langan of Texas, Steven of Morton, and Timothy of Missouri; stepchildren, Michael Fay of Hennepin, Richard Fay of Peru, and Harold Fay of Hennepin, Cheri Judd of Hennepin, and Nancy Piccinelli of Henry; 14 grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 16 step-great grand children and 1 great-great grandchild.
Norman Delicath retired from Caterpillar.

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Donald Killian

Posted by wlpo on March 24, 2014

88-year-old Donald Killian of Ottawa died Sunday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.
Services will be at 10am Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ottawa. Burial will be at St. Columba Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa.
He is survived by his children, Donna Danko, Richard Killian, and Patty Crum of Sandwich, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Donald Killian worked at Libbey Owens Ford and farmed.

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