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Thomas Bowie

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2014

72-year-old Thomas Bowie of Oglesby died Tuesday in his home.

Services are Saturday at 11 in the Shields Funeral Chapel in Oglesby. Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in La Salle at a later date. Visitation is Saturday from 10 until service time at the funeral chapel. Cremation rites have been accorded.

He’s survived by his son Stephen of Oglesby; daughter Laura Houde of Elgin; stepson Craig Wasilewski of Colorado; stepdaughter Cheryl Wasilewski of Arizona; one sister; and seven grandchildren.

Thomas Bowie worked as a delivery tech for Hilrom in Arizona.

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Lois Swift

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2014

89-year-old Lois Swift of Tonica died Wednesday in Manor Court of Peru.

Funeral services will be at 10:30am Monday in the Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Tonica. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until 10:30am Monday in the funeral home.

Lois Swift is survived by her daughters, Alice Miller of Ottawa and Susan Hollingworth of New York; son, Randall of Tonica; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Gary Torchia

Posted by wlpo on October 2, 2014

65-year-old Gary Torchia of Germantown Hills, formerly of La Salle died Monday in his home.

Funeral Mass is Friday at 11 in Queen of the Holy Rosary Church in La Salle. Burial is in St. Vincent’s Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 10 until service time at the church.

He’s survived by his sister Marnee of St. Louis; an aunt and several cousins.

Gary Torchia worked at Caterpillar.

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Peter Fassino

Posted by wlpo on October 1, 2014

84-year-old Peter Fassino died Tuesday in Henry.

Services will be at 7pm Friday in the Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville. Visitation is from 4-7pm Friday in the funeral home. A private burial will be at a later date.

He is survived by his wife, Charlene; daughter, Judith Fassino Barlow of Spring Valley; sons; Jim of Dunlap, Michael of Pennsylvania, and David of Florida; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Peter Fassino retired from the Granville National Bank, where he was the bank president.

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Theodore “Ted” Wachowiak

Posted by wlpo on October 1, 2014

86-year-old Theodore “Ted” Wachowiak of Peru died September 23rd at Manor Court of Peru.

Funeral services are Sunday at 3 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru. Visitation is Sunday from 1 until service time at the funeral home.

He’s survived by his daughters Becky Havens of Peru and Lori McFalls of Tennessee; and two grandchildren.

Theodore “Ted” Wachowiak was an insurance agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance.

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Vera Shaffer

Posted by wlpo on October 1, 2014

99-year-old Vera Shaffer of Peoria, formerly of Ladd, died Tuesday in UnityPoint Health Methodist Hospital in Peoria.

Funeral services will be at 11:30am Saturday in the Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd. Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park. Visitation will be in the funeral home Saturday from 9:30 am until the time of services.

She’s survived by her son, Bill of Aurora; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and one sister.

Vera Shaffer worked at Carson-Pirie-Scott in Peoria for 31 years.

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Eleanor “Ellie” Nolan

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2014

85-year-old Eleanor “Ellie” Nolan died Friday in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.

Mass of Christian burial is Friday at 10 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wenona. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Visitation is Thursday from 4 until 7 at the Hurst Funeral Home in Wenona.

Eleanor “Ellie” Nolan is survived by her daughters Nancy DiCastri and Nora Bigley; four grandchildren; three sisters; and one brother.

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Brenda Barroso

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2014

67-year-old Brenda Barroso of DePue died Thursday at St. Margaret’s Hospital.

Service is Thursday at 9:30 at the Barto Funeral Home in DePue followed by a 10 o’clock Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church in DePue. Cremation will follow the services and burial will be at a later date at the DePue Cemetery. Visitation is Wednesday from 4 until 7 at the funeral home.

Brenda Barroso is survived by her husband Phillip of DePue; daughter Jennifer Lopez of DePue; her son Phillip “Sonny” Barroso of Spring Valley; eight grandchildren; and two sisters.

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Alice Peterson

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2014

96-year-old Alice Peterson of Spring Valley died Friday at Manor Court of La Salle.

Service is Wednesday at 10:30 at the Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley followed by an 11 o’clock Mass of Christian burial at The Nativity of Our Lord Church in Spring Valley. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park. Visitation is Wednesday from 9 until service time at the funeral home.

Alice Peterson is survived by her daughters Judith Croissant of Colorado, Marilyn Krogulski of Iowa and Marcia of Spring Valley; her son Joseph of Spring Valley; ten grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

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Marie Smania

Posted by wlpo on September 29, 2014

96-year-old Marie Smania of Spring Valley died Saturday at the JPO Retirement Home in Dalzell.

Service is Tuesday at 11 at the Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley followed by a Mass of Christian burial at The Nativity of Our Lord Church. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 9 until service time at the funeral home.

Marie Smania is survived by her sons Dominic of Oglesby and Richard of Ladd; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

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