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Dennis Cullick
WILMINGTON-Dennis R. Cullick, 70, of Wilmington, IL passed away on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.
Josephine E. Friddle
WILMINGTON-Josephine E. Friddle, 99, of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at her home.
Patricia B. Bittermann
WHEATON, IL-Patricia B. Bittermann, 89, of Wheaton, IL passed away Jan. 30, 2016 in Wheaton. She was born Feb. 9, 1926 in Glen Ellyn, IL, the daughter of Carl Baer and Alice Owen.
Martin H. Corn
BRACEVILLE-Martin H. Corn, 87, of Braceville, IL, passed away peacefully, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at his home.
June Krull
MAZON-June Krull, 67, of Mazon, passed away Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at Park Pointe in Morris.
Donnie Poppleton
BRAIDWOOD-Donnie Poppleton, 30, of Braidwood passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.
Brad Brady
DWIGHT-Brad Mark Brady, 58, of rural Dwight, went to meet our Lord on Tuesday evening, Jan. 26, 2016, due to a heart attack.
Kenneth Raymond Olson
BRAIDWOOD-Kenneth Raymond Olson, 70, of Braidwood, IL, passed away Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at Aperian Care in Wilmington, IL.
Kenneth B. Richmond
BRAIDWOOD-Kenneth B. Richmond, 78, of Braidwood,IL, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at Citadel Care Center in Kankakee, IL.
Richard Joseph Hermes
WILMINGTON-Richard Joseph Hermes, 82, of Wilmington passed away Wednesday morning, January 27, 2016 at Presence Saint Mary's Medical Center in Kankakee.
Dennis Watson Sr.
COAL CITY-Dennis Watson Sr., 75, of Coal City, passed away Tuesday, Jan,. 26, 2016 at Silver Cross Medical Center in New Lenox.
Lorene G. Carrier
COAL CITY-Loreen G. Carrier, 48, of Coal City, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2016.
Jason Hooper
EFFINGHAM, IL-Jason Dean Hooper, 45, passed away Jan. 25, 2016 in Effingham, IL. Born June 11, 1970 in Colorado Springs, CO, he was the son of Jennifer Pearson and Gary Hooper.
Jeannine Nielsen
LEMONT-Jeannine Nielsen, 89, of Lemont, and currently residing in Eagle River, WI, passed away Tuesday, Jan.19, 2016.LEMONT-Jeannine Nielsen, 89, of Lemont, and currently residing in Eagle River, WI, passed away Tuesday, Jan.19, 2016.

She was born Sept. 8, 1926 near Kiev, now the capitol of Ukraine. She left Russia in the early 1930's and resided in St. Ghislan, Belgium until 1946 when she left on a "brides ship" to join her American husband, Chris Nielsen in Lemont, IL. There she built a home and raised three children: Sandy (Bob) Vasko of Wilmington, Kathy (Fred) Casali of Lemont and Chris (Dawn) Nielsen of Eagle River, WI. She also started her own business, Touch of Class, in downtown Lemont.

For over 50 years Jeannine designed and made the latest fashions at her shop as well as doing alterations and repairs. During that time, she also helped many immigrant families from Eastern Europe by providing jobs and support to help them integrate into life in the United States. She spoke seven languages so she was able to act as an interpreter as well.

She was most proud of her seven grandchildren: Eric (Michele) Vasko of Wilmington, Amy Casali of Colorado, Angie and Annie Casali of Lemont and Autumn and Winter Nielsen of Eagle River, WI.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home, 501 State St., Lemont, IL. Funeral will be at St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Lemont.

Louis J. Ferrari
MORRIS-Louis J. Ferrari, 87, of Morris, IL, formerly of Braidwood, IL passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Morris. Born April 30, 1928 in Essex, he was the son of Eliseo and Dorothy (nee Monferdini) Ferrari.
Raymond F. Hibner
ELWOOD-Raymond F. Hibner, 78, of Elwood, and currently residing in Channahon, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Theodora McNabb
MORRIS-Theodora Olympia McNabb, "Doris," 90, of Morris and formerly of Marseilles, passed away Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 at Park Pointe in Morris.
Lore Bergman
WILMINGTON-Lore Trinchen Bergman, 79, of Wilmington and formerly of Joliet, Minooka and Manhattan, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
John E. Kennedy
WILMINGTON-John E. Kennedy, 71, of Wilmington and formerly of Joliet, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Hines.
Diane G. Hargis
GARDNER-Diane G. Hargis, 72, of Gardner, formerly of Joliet, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at her home.
Leah Sorensen-Christensen
GARDNER-Leah Sorensen-Christensen 92, of Gardner, IL went home to the Lord, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.
Phillip Beasley Sr.
WILMINGTON-Phillip Beasley Sr., 62, of Wilmington, IL passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at his home. He was born May 20, 1953 in Joliet, IL.

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