Emmett J. McLachlan, 98, of Ottawa, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in La Salle.

Due to the current capacity limitations, a private memorial mass will be held on Saturday at St. Columba Church in Ottawa. Burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetery, where full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 33 Honor Guard. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

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