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William “Bill” Savage

Posted by wlpo on September 8, 2014

80-year-old William “Bill” Savage of Spring Valley died Sunday at the Spring Valley Nursing Center.

There will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded and private family burial is at St. Anne Cemetery in Spring Valley at a later date. Barto Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

He’s survived by his wife Nancy of Spring Valley; son Stephen of Cedar Point; his daughter Shelli Merkel of Ladd; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; three sisters and two brothers.

William “Bill” Savage tended bar at Lanuti’s and retired from Philips-Joanna in Ladd.

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Joan Eckhardt

Posted by wlpo on September 5, 2014

89-year-old Joan Eckhardt died Thursday at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Services will be at 11am Tuesday at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Visitation is from 9:30-11am before the services. Burial will be at 3:30pm at the Peniel Cemetery outside of Joy.

She’s survived by her daughters, Yvonne Browning of Princeton, Sherry Gross of Arizona; two grandsons, 4 great-grandchildren, and one brother.

Joan Eckhardt worked at Hoffman’s Jewelry Store for 35 years.

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Kenneth Small

Posted by wlpo on September 4, 2014

76-year-old Kenneth Small of Utica died Wednesday in his home. 

Visitation will be from 1-3pm Sunday in the Burgess Funeral Home in Utica.

 He’s survived by his wife, Barbara; daughter, Cindy Durham of El Paso; son, Mark of Waltham Township; and four grandchildren.

Kenneth Small was a retired farmer in Waltham Township.

 

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Rebekah Darlington

Posted by wlpo on September 4, 2014

55-year-old Rebekah Darlington of Princeton died Wednesday in her home.

Cremation has been accorded. Arrangements are through the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton.

She is survived by her parents, Robert and Carolina of Florida; daughter, Lori Swanson; three grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters.

Rebekah Darlington was a laborer for OMITE and other manufacturers.

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Charles Kuester

Posted by wlpo on September 3, 2014

87-year old Charles Kuester of Peru died Wednesday in OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Funeral services will be at 10:30am Saturday at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru followed by mass at 11am at St. Joseph’s Church in Peru. Burial will follow in St. Hyacinth’s Cemetery in La Salle. Visitation will be 10-10:30am Saturday at the funeral home.

Survivors include his daughter, Janet Wickstrom of Dalzell one grandson, and a nephew.

Charles Kuester worked at Westclox and retired from Maze Nails.

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William “Bill” Etheridge

Posted by wlpo on September 3, 2014

86-year-old William “Bill” Etheridge of Princeton died Friday at Liberty Village in Princeton.

Funeral service is Saturday at 11 at Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Visitation is Friday from 5 until 7 at the funeral home.

He’s survived by his sons Terry of Wisconsin, and Michael and Gary of Princeton; two brothers; and two grandchildren.

William “Bill” Etheridge was a farmer, auto mechanic and auctioneer.

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Francis Schuett

Posted by wlpo on September 2, 2014

93-year-old Francis Schuett of Ottawa died Saturday at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

Mass of Christian Burial is Friday at 10 in St. Patrick’s Church in Ottawa. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park in Ottawa. Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 7 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa.

He’s survived by his children Robert of Missouri, Gary of Ottawa, Tim of Texas, Peggy Romba of Bloomington, JoEllyn Davey of Naperville and Terry Johnson of South Dakota; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Francis Schuett was in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Utah and Idaho.

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William Heyers

Posted by wlpo on August 29, 2014

85-year-old William Heyers of Ottawa died Thursday in the LaSalle County Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be at 10am Wednesday in the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4-7pm Tuesday.

He is survived by his daughters, Marci Glade of Sheridan and Vicki Duffy of Ottawa; five grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

William Heyers was a truck Mechanic at Scherer Freight Lines and then Ottawa White Truck.

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Andres “Andy” Rios

Posted by wlpo on August 29, 2014

79-year-old Andres “Andy” Rios of La Salle died Wednesday at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday at 10:30 at St. Patrick’s Church in La Salle. Burial will be in St. Vincent’s Cemetery in La Salle. Visitation is Saturday from 9 until service time at the funeral home. Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is handling arrangements.

He’s survived by his wife Bonnie of La Salle; daughter Pamela Rodriguez-Rios; sons Antonio, Tim and Ron of La Salle, Reverend Cres of Oglesby, Tony of Granville, Reverend Thomas of Wisconsin, Andy and Dio of Peru, and Marty of Alabama; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Andres “Andy” Rios retired from Burlington Northern Railroad.

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John Balzarini

Posted by wlpo on August 26, 2014

89-year-old John Balzarini of Oglesby died Monday at his home.

Funeral services will be at 9:30a.m. Saturday at the Prey-Mueller Funeral Home in Oglesby followed by a mass at 10a.m. in Holy Family Church. Burial will follow at Valley Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4-8p.m. Friday at the funeral home.   

He is survived by his children, Gary of Oglesby, Doreen of Oglesby, Jeannette Gallagher of Naperville, Mark of Naperville, and Alan of Arizona; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.   

John Balzarini worked at Indiana General Division of 3MM Corp. in Oglesby and Philadelphia Quartz in Utica. He was a POW during World War II.

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