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Refugia Ramirez

Posted by wlpo on December 1, 2014

93-year-old Refugia Ramirez of Hennepin died Friday in the Spring Valley Nursing Center.

A memorial funeral mass will be at 10am Wednesday at The Nativity of Our Lord Church in Spring Valley. The Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley is handling the arrangements.

Refugia Ramirez is survived by her sons, John of Hennepin; Jesus of Granville; daughter, Amalia Ugallade of Granville; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Gloria Haywood

Posted by wlpo on December 1, 2014

86-year-old Gloria Haywood of DePue died Monday at St. Margaret Hospital in Spring Valley.

Funeral services will be at 11am Thursday at the Barto Funeral Home in DePue. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 9am until the time of services Thursday.

She’s survived by her husband, Joseph; daughters, Susan DeBernardi of La Salle and Leigh Janko of Peru; one sister, two brothers, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Gloria Haywood had worked at Montgomery Ward and K-Mart.

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Barbara Hoyle

Posted by wlpo on December 1, 2014

77-year-old Barbara Hoyle of Ottawa, formerly of Dixon, died Thursday at Pleasant View.

A memorial service for Barbara Hoyle will be at 2pm Thursday, December 4, at Pleasant View in Ottawa.

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Shirley “Muna” Crews

Posted by wlpo on December 1, 2014

85-year-old Shirley “Muna” Crews of Standard died Saturday at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Services are Wednesday at 11 at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville. Burial will be in Granville Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 9 until service time at the funeral chapel.

Shirley “Muna” Crews is survived by her son-in-law Doug Seibert of Oswego; her brother Ray Barnes of Standard; sister Lucille Data of Ladd; and two grandchildren.

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Benjamin Day Sr.

Posted by wlpo on December 1, 2014

53-year-old Benjamin “Tony” Day Sr. of rural McNabb died Friday at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Private services will be at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville.

He’s survived by his father Ben of McNabb; his son Ben of Granville; daughters Jessi Mini of Hennepin and Brittany of Standard; one brother; and five grandchildren.

Benjamin “Tony” Day Sr. was a carpenter.

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Ruth Johnson

Posted by wlpo on November 30, 2014

89-year-old Ruth Johnson of Peru died Sunday at OSF Richard Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

A Memorial Service will be at 11am Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Peru. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Crystal Falls, Michigan. Visitation will be 10-11am Saturday at the church. Arrangements are through the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.

She’s survived by her husband, Donald; daughters, Donelle of Wisconsin, Diane Peterson of Michigan, Dorie of Tilton and Debby Phelps of Peru; one granddaughter, and one sister.

Ruth Johnson was Postmaster in Michigan and was a secretary at Mid-States Industrial in Peru.

 

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William Flaa

Posted by wlpo on November 29, 2014

89-year-old William Flaa of Ottawa died Wednesday at the Ottawa Pavilion.

A private family service will be held at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa.

He is survived by his wife, Rosie; daughters, Judith Fichera of Glen Ellyn and Carol Craig of Ottawa; son, David of Morris; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

William Flaa was an engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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George Welch

Posted by wlpo on November 28, 2014

93-year-old George Welch of Streator, formerly of La Salle, died Thursday at St. Margaret’s Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held at 10am Tuesday at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru. Private burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 9-10am Tuesday at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Doris; sons, Kenneth of Streator and Ronald of Dalzell; one grandson, and one brother.

George Welch was a meat cutter at Swift and Company as a meat cutter.

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Stewart “Sturdy” Keith

Posted by wlpo on November 28, 2014

66-year-old Stewart “Sturdy” Keith of Toluca, formely of La Salle, died Tuesday in the Asta Care Center in Toluca.

Funeral services will be at 7pm Tuesday in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle.  Visitation will be in the funeral home from 4pm until the time of services Tuesday. Cremation will follow the services and burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in LaSalle at a later date.

Stewart “Sturdy” Keith is survived by his sister Lola Miller of San Diego; his niece and caretaker, Jeannie Housby of La Salle, and many other relatives.

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Daniel Pabian

Posted by wlpo on November 28, 2014

58-year-old Daniel Pabian of Oglesby died Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

Funeral services will be at 7pm Tuesday at the Prey-Mueller Funeral Home in Oglesby. Visitation will be 4-7pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

He’s survived by his wife, Kathy; children, Kevin Day, Brandi Pabian, and Sara Bickford of Oglesby; six grandchildren, four sisters, and three brothers.

Daniel Pabian was employed at Pabian Enterprises.

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