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Eugene “Jim” Kisellus

Posted by wlpo on April 29, 2013

73 year old Eugene “Jim” Kisellus of Utica died Saturday at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Services are Thursday at 10 at Mighty Word Church in La Salle. Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville. Visitation is Wednesday from 4 until 7 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru and Thursday from 9 until service time at the church.

He’s survived by his wife Gail of Utica; daughters Kalli of Florida and Angela Brannen of Morris; sons Mark of Florida, Eric of Utica, Kevin of Florida, Tony of Minnesota and Patrick of Wisconsin; and 12 grandchildren.

Eugene “Jim” Kisellus was a corporate pilot. He also owned an oil and trucking company in Gardner and Future Communications.

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Norma Garcia

Posted by wlpo on April 26, 2013

81 year old Norma Garcia of Oglesby died Friday.

Memorial Services are Monday at 6 at the First Baptist Church Oglesby. Arrangements are with the Prey-Mueller Funeral Home in Oglesby.

Norma Garcia is survived by her children Jill Petrusha, Susie Finneran, Laurie Deubler, Robin Pearson, Sandy Lee and Robert Sokolski; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

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Elizabeth “Betty” Rochnowski

Posted by wlpo on April 26, 2013

89-year-old Elizabeth “Betty” Rochnowski of Peru died Friday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

Services will be at 10:30a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph’s Church in Peru.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.   Arrangements are through the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary Ann Yanke of Davenport, Joan Nicholson of Peru, friend Bill Jaegle of Tonica and Donna Rochnowski of Peru; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and one brother.

Elizabeth “Betty” Rochnowski retired from Montgomery Ward in Peru.

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Shelba Bimm

Posted by wlpo on April 25, 2013

           74 year old Shelba Bimm of Utica died Wednesday at St. Francis Medical Center. 

Visitation will be Saturday from 12PM – 3PM in the Burgess Funeral Home in Utica.  Burial will be at a later date. 

She’s survivor by sons, Carl “Shayne” Bimm of Jacksonville and     Blayne of Utica; three grandchildren, and one sister.

Shelba Bimm taught at Sheridan School for 42 years, a member of the Utica EMS for 33 years, a current Village of Utica Trustee. 

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Christina “Tina” Garzanelli

Posted by wlpo on April 25, 2013

42-year-old Christina “Tina” Garzanelli of Granville died Tuesday at her home.

Services will be at 3p.m. Sunday at the Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

She’s survived by her son, Anthony of Cherry; six brothers, four sisters, and many nieces and nephews.

Christina “Tina” Garzanelli was a CNA for many years.

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Janet Hales

Posted by wlpo on April 24, 2013

           74 year old Janet Hales of Ladd died Tuesday.  Memorial services for Janet Hales will be at 1pm Saturday in the Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd.

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Anthony Aleo

Posted by wlpo on April 24, 2013

           66 year old Anthony Aleo of La Salle died unexpectedly Monday in Illinois Valley Community Hospital.  Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be private.  The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is handling the arrangements for Anthony Aleo.

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Patricia Rod

Posted by wlpo on April 22, 2013

77 year old Patricia Rod died Sunday in her home. 

Visitation will be Thursday at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton from 3pm to 7 pm. Funeral services will be at St Matthews Lutheran Church in Princeton at 10am Friday with burial in Oak Land Cemetery.  

Patricia Rod is survived by her husband, Ralph; children Donna Braida of Princeton, Duane of Princeton, Darwin of Texas, Dale of Florida, Dawn Sluis of Princeton and Diane Young of Spring Valley; her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Leonard Kostellic

Posted by wlpo on April 22, 2013

86-year-old Leonard Kostellic of Granville died Sunday at his home.

Services will be at 1p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Granville.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10a.m. to 12:30p.m. Wednesday at the Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel in Granville.

He is survived by his daughters; Cherri Romani of Silvis, Kathy Siemers of Hennepin, Margie VanWingerden of Granville, Connie King of Granville and Diane Baxter of Granville; fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and one sister.

Leonard Kostellic was a glass worker for Libby Owens in Ottawa.

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Mary Kwit

Posted by wlpo on April 21, 2013

93 year old Mary Kwit of Webster Park died Wednesday at IVCH in Peru.

Memorial Mass is Thursday at 10 at St. Joseph’s Church in Peru. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park in Spring Valley. Visitation is Thursday from 9 until service time at the church. Arrangements are with the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.

She’s survived by her daughters Carol Padilla of Peru and Mary Ellen Mezydlo of Frankfort; her sons Ricky of Peru and Kenneth of La Salle; plus several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mary Kwit worked at Westclox, Bassick’s and retired from Ace Hardware in Oak Forest.

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