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James Goldasich

Posted by wlpo on October 28, 2013

          80-year-old James Goldasich of McNabb died Sunday, October 27at his home.

Services will be at 10:30a.m. Thursday at the Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery in McNabb.  Visitation will be from 4 to 8p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. 

He’s survived by his wife, Sharon; daughters, Vanessa Kramer of Kansas and Gail Cochran of Timewell; stepdaughter, Keirsa Novotney of Wisconsin; two brothers, six grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

James Goldasich was a Regional Emergency Medical Services Coordinator for the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Putnam County Emergency Management Coordinator.  He was a former McNabb Village Trustee and Village President. 

 

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Dolores Ryba

Posted by wlpo on October 28, 2013

89 year old Dolores Ryba of Peru died Friday at the Mendota Lutheran Home.

Memorial mass and visitation is at a later date at St. Mary’s Church.  Burial will be private in St. Valentine Cemetery.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Ptak Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Dolores Ryba is survived by her daughters Pat Hayward of Downers Grove and Lois Pierson of Michigan; her son David of Hanna City; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Rozella Powers

Posted by wlpo on October 26, 2013

90 year old Rozella Powers of Peru died Thursday in her home.

Services are Monday at 11 in Ptak Funeral Home. Burial will be in Peru City Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 10 until service time at the funeral home.

Rozella Powers is survived by her daughter-in-law Christine of Granville; and one grandson.

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Edla Ruggles

Posted by wlpo on October 26, 2013

98 year old Edla Ruggles of Ottawa died Thursday at the La Salle County Nursing Home.

Funeral services are Wednesday at 3 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Visitation is Wednesday from 1 until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in Chicago.

She’s survived by her son Clair of Ottawa; and two grandsons.

Edla Ruggles retired as office manager at Sears in Chicago.

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Frieda Brennan

Posted by wlpo on October 26, 2013

91 year old Frieda Brennan of Peru died Thursday at Manor Court in Peru.

Cremation Rites will be accorded. Memorial mass will be Monday at 10 in St. Mary’s Church in Utica. Visitation is Monday from 9 until service time at the church. Burgess Funeral Home in Utica is handling arrangements.

Frieda Brennan is survived by her son James “Doc” Brennan of St. Croix; daughters Jane Keutzer of La Salle and Nora of Chicago; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Ryan Healy

Posted by wlpo on October 24, 2013

25 year old Ryan Healy of Wenona died Monday at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria after a motorcycle accident.

A Mass of Christian Burial is Friday at 10:30 at St. Mary’s Church in Wenona. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Wenona. Visitation is Thursday from 4 until 7 and Friday from 9:30 until service time at the church. Hurst Funeral Home in Wenona is handling arrangements.

He’s survived by his parents Mike and Kym Healy of Wenona; his brother Patrick of Normal; paternal grandmother Catherine of Wenona; and maternal grandmother Judy Rich of Spring Grove.

Ryan Healy worked at Archer Daniels Midland.

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John Cahill

Posted by wlpo on October 24, 2013

56 year old John Cahill of La Salle died Sunday at his home.

A memorial mass is Saturday at 11 at St. Patrick’s Church in La Salle. Visitation is Saturday from 10 until 10:40 at the church. Inurnment will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in La Salle. Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is handling arrangements.

He’s survived by his brothers Peter of Kentucky, Timothy of Colorado, Daniel of La Salle and Andrew of California; and his sisters Kate Barger of California, Bridget Spinella of Evanston and Abigail Kagan of Connecticut.

John Cahill worked for Orkin Pest Control in La Salle.

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Robert Wolfe

Posted by wlpo on October 22, 2013

          73-year-old Robert Wolfe of Mattoon died October 8, in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

          Cremation rites have been accorded.  Private services will be held at a later date.  The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is handling arrangements.

          He’s survived by his mother, Dorothy of La Salle; son, Rob of La Salle, stepsons Bill Becker of Peru and Timothy Becker of Arizona; stepdaughter, Jackie Battaglia of Spring Valley; one sister, and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

          Robert Wolfe was a commercial painter.

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Mary Anne McCormick

Posted by wlpo on October 22, 2013

63 year old Mary Ann McCormick of Spring Valley died Monday in her home.

Funeral services are Thursday at 11 at the Barto Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Visitation is Wednesday from 4 until 7 at the funeral home.

She’s survived by her husband John Jr. of Spring Valley; sons Dave of Spring Valley, John of Peru and Douglas of Chicago; four grandchildren; and one brother.

Mary Ann McCormick worked in the dietary department at St. Margaret’s Hospital.

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Thelma Conrad

Posted by wlpo on October 21, 2013

88 year old Thelma Conrad of Ottawa formerly of Utica died Saturday at Ottawa Pavilion.

Funeral services are Wednesday at 11:30 at Burgess Funeral Home in La Salle. Burial is in Forest Lawn Memory Garden. Visitation is Wednesday from 10 until service time at the funeral home.

Thelma Conrad is survived by her sons C.J of Dalzell, Don of Minnesota and George of Ottawa; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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