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Edward Oklesen

Posted by wlpo on June 8, 2013

94 year old Edward Oklesen of La Salle died Thursday in St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 11 at St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Church. Visitation is Monday from 10 until service at the church. Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in La Salle.

He’s survived by his sister Dorothy Nagle of La Salle; brothers John and Vince of La Salle; and many nieces and nephews.

Edward Oklesen was a machinist for Electric Utilities in La Salle.

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Madelyn Hahn

Posted by wlpo on June 8, 2013

90 year old Madelyn Hahn of Dalzell died Wednesday at her home.

Mass of Christian burial is Monday at 11 in St. Thomas More Church in Dalzell. Burial will be in Valley Memorial Park in Spring Valley. Visitation is Monday at the church from 10 until service time. Hurst Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

She’s survived by her son William of Peru; one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

Madelyn Hahn was a waitress at Tonelli’s in Dalzell and then at The Big House in Spring Valley and Bek’s Steak and Stein in Peru.

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Harold Leppin

Posted by wlpo on June 6, 2013

83 year old Harold Leppin of La Salle Thursday at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Funeral services will be at 10a.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Peru.  Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 7p.m. Monday at the Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home in La Salle.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Carolyn Illes of Lombard and Amy Van Tassel of Homer Glen; two grandchildren, one brother, and one sister.

Harold Leppin owned and operated a home improvement business for many years.

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Jeanne Kratz

Posted by wlpo on June 6, 2013

92 year old Jeanne Kratz of Peru died Tuesday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Funeral services are Friday at 10:30 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 in St. Joseph’s Church in Peru. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Webster Park. Visitation is Friday from 9 until service time at the funeral home.

She’s survived by her sister Inez Clinch of Peru; and several nieces and nephews.

Jeanne Kratz worked at Ream Insurance Agency in Peru and co-owned Tots Thru Teens Children’s Clothing Store in Peru.

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Samuel Angelo

Posted by wlpo on June 5, 2013

76 year old Samuel Angelo of Oglesby died Friday at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Private services will be in the Shields Funeral Chapel in Oglesby. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

He’s survived by his wife Elisabeth of Oglesby; son Allen of Tennessee; daughters Debra of South Dakota and Susan of Dalzell; three brothers; three sisters; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Samuel Angelo worked for Marquette Cement Company and owned Allen’s Sewer Service.

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Jan Lindeman

Posted by wlpo on June 4, 2013

          71 year old Jan Lindeman of Ottawa, formerly of Oswego, died Monday at Rivershores Care Center in Marseilles.  

Memorial Services will be at 11a.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Ottawa. Arrangements are through the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. 

          He is survived by his children, Laura Jackson of Champaign, Scott of Morrison, and Kevin of Ottawa; four grandchildren, one brother and one sister.

Jan Lindeman worked in the pharmacy business for 40 years.      

           

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Robert Smith

Posted by wlpo on June 4, 2013

          34 year old Robert Smith of Peru died Saturday at his home. 

          Funeral services will be 10AM Tuesday, June 11 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.   Burial will follow in Peru City Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5-7PM Monday at the funeral home. 

          Survivors include his parents, Debra Smith of Peru, Clarence Smith Jr. of Dalzell and Randy Miller of Peru; his step-mother, Terri Pagani of La Salle; sons, Joey Guild of Chicago and Kyian Smith of Peru; step-daughters, Mercedes of Naperville and Alexis of Seatonville; two sisters, one step-sister, one step-brother, paternal grandparents, Clarence and Mary Lou Smith of Granville and Mary Fisher of La Salle.   

          Robert Smith worked as a carpenter alongside his father at Advanced Building.     

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Mary Stubler

Posted by wlpo on June 4, 2013

92 year old Mary Stubler of Oglesby died Sunday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Services are Thursday at 9:30 in the Shields Funeral Chapel in Oglesby with a 10 o’clock Mass in Holy Family Church in Oglesby. Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in La Salle. Visitation is Wednesday from 5 until 7 at the funeral chapel.

She’s survived by her sons James of Peru and Robert of La Salle; daughter Betty Kay of Peru; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Mary Stubler co-owned Royal Lanes in Oglesby and later the Illinois Valley Super Bowl in Peru.

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William Hainzinger

Posted by wlpo on June 3, 2013

           92 year old William Hainzinger of Peru died Monday in St. Margaret’s Hospital.

          Funeral services will be at 10:30am Friday in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle.  Burial will be in Peru City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-8:30pm Thursday and at 10am Friday in the funeral home.

          He’s survived by four generations of nieces and nephews.

          William Hainzinger worked at Dodge Automobile Company and Union Carbide.

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Henrietta Cross

Posted by wlpo on June 3, 2013

86 year old Henrietta Cross of Ottawa died Monday at Ottawa Pavilion.

Funeral services will be at 12p.m. Wednesday at Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Visitation will be from 10a.m. to 12p.m Wednesday before the service.

Henrietta Cross is survived by her husband, Cecil; daughter, Dianne McDermott of Oak Park; son David of Tacoma, Washington, five grandchildren, 16 grandchildren, one brother and one sister.

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