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Ronald Turner

Posted by wlpo on July 3, 2014

51-year-old Ronald Turner of Seatonville died Monday at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Memorial service is Monday at noon at the United Church of Christ in Granville. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in La Salle at a later date. Visitation is Monday from 10 until service time at the church. Arrangements are with Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.

He’s survived by his wife Dana of Seatonville; step-son Dustin Davis of Spring Valley; step-daughter Kristen Lentz of La Salle; two step-grandchildren; and two brothers.

Ronald Turner worked at Wal-Mart in Peru.

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Virginia “Ginny” Schulte

Posted by wlpo on July 2, 2014

86-year-old Virginia “Ginny” Schulte of Peru died Tuesday in her home.

Services and burial will private. Arrangements are through the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Lischewski of Dalzell; William of Granville, Becky Olsen of Massachusetts; and Jane Finnigan of Indiana; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two siblings.

Virginia “Ginny” Schulte taught at Hall High School.

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Joseph Myer

Posted by wlpo on July 2, 2014

70-year-old Joseph Myer of Ottawa died Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

Private burial service will be in Oakwood Memorial Park in Ottawa. Arrangements are through the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa.

He is survived by his wife, Elena; brothers, Jim of Florida and Martin of Newark; and several nieces and nephews.

“Smokin Joe” Myer was a District Seed Sales Manager for many years.

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Richard Smith

Posted by wlpo on July 2, 2014

62-year-old Richard Smith of Oglesby died Monday at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Services are Monday at 11 in the Faith Assembly of God in Peru. Visitation is Monday from 9 until service time at the church.

Arrangements for Richard Smith are with the Shields Funeral Chapel in Oglesby.

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Douglas Pettigrew

Posted by wlpo on July 1, 2014

85-year-old Douglas Pettigrew of Peru died Monday at his home.

Funeral services will be at 12pm Thursday at the Mueller Funeral Home in Peru. Burial will follow in Peru City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10am-12pm Thursday at the funeral home.

He’s survived by his wife, Sharon; children, David of Wheaton; Deb Fulton of Bloomington-Normal; Sherrie Snyder of Carlock; and Karen Orrick of Bloomington-Normal; a special nephew; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Douglas Pettigrew retired as a proofreader in the printing industry.

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Jolene Becker

Posted by wlpo on July 1, 2014

58-year-old Jolene Becker of Peru died Sunday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

Celebration of life service will be Saturday at noon in the First Baptist Church in Peru. Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation is Saturday from 10 until service time at the church. Ptak Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

She’s survived by her husband Robert of Peru; daughter Tracy Platt of La Salle; sons Timothy Platt of Peru and Robert “RJ” Becker of Peru; two sisters; one brother; and five grandchildren.

Jolene Becker was a CNA.

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Kurt Garvin

Posted by wlpo on June 30, 2014

28-year-old Kurt Garvin of Princeton died Saturday near Sterling.

Services will be at 10am Thursday at St. Matthews Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in the Elm Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4-8pm Wednesday at the Norberg Memorial Home.

He’s survived by his parents, John and Susan of Princeton; brother, John; and grandmother, Doris.

Kurt Garvin was a Firefighter and EMT for the Princeton Fire Department and a Princeton High School volunteer assistant girls’ soccer coach.

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Mary Win Norris

Posted by wlpo on June 30, 2014

99-year-old Mary Win Norris of Princeton died Friday at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

A memorial celebration is planned in early August to coincide with her 100th birthday. Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton is assisting with arrangements.

She’s survived by her granddaughter Nicole Zahn of Wisconsin; stepchildren Munroe, Elizabeth and Malcolm; and nieces and a nephew.

Mary Win Norris was an artist and retired as an art teacher from Princeton High School.

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Richard “Dick” Wozniak

Posted by wlpo on June 30, 2014

82-year-old Richard “Dick” Wozniak of Peru died Saturday at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Services are Wednesday at 9:30 in the Ptak Funeral Home with a 10 o’clock Mass of Christian Burial at St. Valentine Church. Burial will be in Peru City Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 4 until 8 and Wednesday from 9 until service time at the funeral home.

He’s survived by his wife Eleanor of Peru; his daughters Patricia Forqurean and Sharon of Peru, Barb Hochstatter of Mendota, Lisa Zurliene of Shorewood and Amy of Chicago; his sons Mark and Andy of Peru, Steve of Ladd and Todd of Missouri; 16 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Richard “Dick” Wozniak worked at Westclox and then along with his brother owned and operated Bob and Dick’s Gas Station in Peru. They then owned and operated R&R Sanitation in Peru.

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Jennie Balestri

Posted by wlpo on June 29, 2014

95-year-old Jennie Balestri of Peru, formerly Hennepin died Friday.

Mass of Christian burial will Tuesday at 10:30 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Hennepin. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Granville. Visitation is Tuesday from 9:30 until service time at the church. Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel is assisting with arrangements.

Jennie Balestri is survived by nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

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