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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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Evalynn “Eve” Chonowski

Posted by wlpo on November 28, 2014

72-year-old Evalynn “Eve” Chonowski of rural Princeton died Tuesday at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Mass of Christian burial is Monday at 10 at the Nativity of Our Lord Church in Spring Valley. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in La Salle. Visitation is Monday from 9 until service time at the church.

She’s survived by her husband Donald of rural Princeton; son Nick of rural Princeton; daughter Ann Hornung of Arcola; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters.

Evalynn “Eve” Chonowski taught at Streator High School and worked at Wal-Mart in Princeton.

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Marie Almeda

Posted by wlpo on November 28, 2014

69-year-old Marie Almeda of Utica died Tuesday at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Arrangements for Marie Almeda are pending with the Burgess Funeral Home in Utica.

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Georgine Koster

Posted by wlpo on November 26, 2014

83-year-old Georgine Koster of Peru died Wednesday at Manor Court in Peru.

Funeral services will be at 9:30am Monday at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru followed by a mass at 10am in St. Joseph’s Church in Peru.   Burial will follow at St. Vincent’s Cemetery.   Visitation will be from 2-5pm Sunday at the funeral home.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Nieslawski of La Salle; one granddaughter, and two brothers.

Georgine Koster worked at Westclox in Peru and the NewsTribune in La Salle.

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Cornelia Scott

Posted by wlpo on November 26, 2014

89-year-old Cornelia Scott of Peru died Sunday at Manor Court in Peru.

Funeral services are Monday at 11 at Zion United Church of Christ in Peru. Burial will follow at Peru City Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 9 until 10:45 at the church. Arrangements are with the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.

She’s survived by her sister Renata Sittler of Wisconsin and many nieces and nephews.

Cornelia Scott was a bookkeeper for WLPO Radio and secretary at the First Congregational Church in La Salle.

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Kathryn “Betsy” Mattioda

Posted by wlpo on November 24, 2014

79-year-old Kathryn “Betsy” Mattioda of Peru died Sunday at St. Margaret Hospital in Spring Valley.

Services will be at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Peru.  Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4-8pm Friday at the Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley and a half an hour before funeral services Saturday in the church.

She is survived by her husband, Frank “Zup” Mattioda of Peru; children, Bruce of Ohio, Sandra Gaughan of Indiana, Kathy of Pennsylvania, Lynda Kasik of Peru, Gina Oullette of South Carolina, and Douglas of Oklahoma; and 14 grandchildren.

Katheryn “Betsy” Mattioda and her husband ran the Spring Valley and La Salle A & W’s. She was also a real estate agent and had an interior design business.

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Floyd Bickett

Posted by wlpo on November 24, 2014

78-year-old Floyd Bickett of Toulon died Sunday at Toulon Health Care Center.

Funeral services will be at 10:30am Wednesday at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Burial will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Princeton. Visitation will be from 9:30am until the time of services.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters, Kathy Winters, Patty Bickett, and Coleen Betsill; four step-children, 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one sister.

Floyd Bickett retired from Sunstrand.

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Marcella Bianchi

Posted by wlpo on November 24, 2014

92-year-old Marcella Bianchi of Spring Valley died Sunday in Manor Court of Princeton.

Funeral services will be at 2pm Wednesday at the Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley.  Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Spring Valley. Visitation will be from 12pm until the time of services Wednesday.

Marcella Bianchi is survived by her sons, Albeno of Spring Valley and Michael of Shobonier; daughter, Theresa Doran of Yorkville; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, and one sister.

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Kathryn Hermann

Posted by wlpo on November 24, 2014

92-year-old Kathryn Hermann of Ottawa died Sunday at Pleasant View in Ottawa.

Funeral services are Wednesday at 2 in the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial will follow at Section Cemetery in Miller Township. Visitation is Wednesday from 1 until service time at the funeral home.

Kathryn Hermann is survived by her son David of Ottawa; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers; and one sister.

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John Donajkowski

Posted by wlpo on November 24, 2014

42-year-old John Donajkowski of Flint, Michigan died September 22nd at his home.

Memorial services are Friday at 10:30 in St. Joseph’s Church in Peru. Burial will be in Peru City Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 9:30 until service time at the funeral home.

Arrangements for John Donajkowski are with the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle.

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