Obituaries

Richard L. Shotliff

MENDOTA - Richard “Dick” L. Shotliff, 98, of Mendota passed away Aug. 5, 2020 at Heritage Health, Mendota.... more

Eugene Angelotti

BOCA RATON, Fla. - Eugene “Gene” Angelotti, 68, of Florida, formerly of Mendota, loving father of three children and six dogs, passed away Aug. 2, 2020.... more

Gifford “Bugs” Fordham Jr.

SUBLETTE - Gifford “Bugs” Fordham Jr., 72, of Sublette passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2020 at Heritage Health in Mendota.... more

Marvin A. Hess, Jr.

MENDOTA - Marvin Albert Hess, Jr., 72, of Mendota passed away July 16, 2020 at his home.... more

Clifford W. Aughenbaugh

COMPTON - Clifford Wendell Aughenbaugh, 94, formerly of Compton, passed away Aug. 5, 2020 at Heritage Health in Mendota after a short illness.... more

Richard L. Simpson

LA SALLE - Richard “Rick” L. Simpson, 57, of LaSalle passed away peacefully at home Aug. 5, 2020 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.... more

Roger A. Hamel

TROY GROVE - Roger A. Hamel, 92, of Troy Grove, died Aug. 7, 2020 at Hawthorne Inn in Princeton.... more

Florence M. Kuebel

SUBLETTE - Florence M. “Toots” Kuebel, 93, passed away Aug. 9, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.... more

Margaret Russell

MENDOTA - Margaret “Rosalie” Russell, 101, of Mendota, passed away Aug. 7, 2020 at Heritage Health, Mendota.... more

David Piller

MENDOTA - David “Dave” Piller, 75, of Mendota, passed away Aug. 6, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, after a 15-year bout with cancer.... more

Fay Vaughn

LA MOILLE - Fay Dean Vaughn, 97, of LaMoille passed away Aug. 5, 2020 at Heritage Health, Mendota.... more

Dennis J. Jones

MENDOTA - Dennis John Jones, 70, of Mendota passed away Aug. 5, 2020 at home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.... more

H. Bruce Carter

EARLVILLE - H. Bruce Carter, 98, of Earlville passed away Aug. 5, 2020 at Heritage Healthcare Center in Mendota.... more

Gilbert E. Crane

MENDOTA - Gilbert “Gib” E. Crane, 93, of Mendota passed away Aug. 4, 2020 at Heritage Health, Mendota.... more

David R. Larabee

PEORIA, Ariz. - David Ralph Larabee, 69, of Peoria, Ariz. passed away in his home on July 31, 2020.... more

Vera M. Godfrey

MENDOTA - Vera M. Godfrey, 92, of Mendota passed away Aug. 3, 2020 at Prairie Crossing and Rehab, Shabbona.... more

Ann (Van Etten) James

HANOVER, N.H. - Ann James, 94, formerly of Mendota, died at her home on July 31, 2020.... more

Kenneth Kurth

MENDOTA - A Mass of Christian Burial for Kenneth Kurth, 84, of Mendota, who died April 10, 2020, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13 at Holy Cross Church, Mendota.... more

Dorothy Ferry

CALEDONIA - Dorothy Ferry, 83, of Caledonia, formerly of Mendota, died July 25, 2020.... more

Eva Jean Cunefare

MENDOTA - Eva Jean Cunefare, 86, passed away Aug. 2, 2020 at Heritage Health, Mendota.... more

Ronald R. Vaessen

SUBLETTE - Ronald R. Vaessen, 80, of Sublette passed away July 31, 2020 at KSB Hospital, Dixon after a six-month illness with his wife and children at his side.... more

Donald W. Truckenbrod

MENDOTA - Donald Wayne Truckenbrod, 89, passed away peacefully July 21, 2020 to be with his loving wife of 67 years, Marilyn.... more

Evangelina De La Torre

LA SALLE - Evangelina De La Torre, 88, of LaSalle passed away July 30, 2020 in her home.... more

Kenneth E. Swanlund

LA MOILLE - Kenneth Eugene Swanlund, 83, of LaMoille passed away July 29, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.... more

Charlotte Corcoran

SAVOY - Charlotte Corcoran, 91, of Savoy, formerly of Earlville, passed away July 28, 2020 at the Champaign Urbana Nursing and Rehab.... more

Frank D. Hesik

SUBLETTE -Frank Daniel Hesik, 77, of Sublette passed away July 26, 2020 in his home.... more

Theresa M. Schmitto

MENDOTA - Theresa Marie Schmitto, 66, of Mendota passed away July 27, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.... more

Rosemary Simpson

ROCHELLE - Rosemary “Rosie” Simpson, 64, of Rochelle, formerly of Mendota, left this world on July 25, 2020 at JourneyCare Hospice Center in Barrington where she had been a patient for several days and family said their goodbyes in her final struggle with COPD.... more

Marjorie Sibigtroth

OHIO - Marjorie (Kessel) Sibigtroth, 91, of Ohio passed away July 23, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria surrounded by her loving family.... more