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You can hear obituaries on Classic Hits 103.9 WLPO seven days a week.  In Memoriam runs at 6:40 and 9:40 weekday mornings and at 9:40 on weekend mornings. 

Eighty-nine year old James A. Gleason of Ottawa, passed away Sunday at his son’s home in Ottawa surrounded by his family.

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Christopher H. Gedraitis, age 41, of Peru, died November 21, 2020, as a result of an automobile accident. 

George Caldwell, age 81, of Peru, passed away peacefully Sunday morning at Manor Court in Peru.

Mary Anne Kirzeder, age 80, of Peru, passed away Thursday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

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Kurt B. Kleinhans, age 76, of Peru, passed away Thursday at the Edward Hines Veterans Hospital in Maywood.

Kirsten Rolando, age 20, of Utica, died unexpectedly Thursday in the Emergency Room at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.   

Donald Kosteretz, age 57, of LaSalle died unexpectedly Friday at his residence.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Arrangements for Donald Kosteretz are pending with the Burgess Funeral Home in LaSalle.  

87-year old Barbara Goetsch of Ottawa died Friday, November 20 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11am Tuesday at St. Patrick Church in Ottawa. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery in Streator. Visitation will be one hour prior to services …

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Elveta Milby, age 87, of Spring Valley, passed away Friday at Aperion Care of Spring Valley.

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Dennis David Batistini, age 77, of Ottawa, passed away Friday at OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa.

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Anthony “Bob” Samolinski passed away Wednesday, November 18, at 10:55 a.m. in St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. Private services will take place. Burial will follow the services with full military honors.

Leah Moore, age 95, of Peru, passed away Tuesday at Aperion Care in Spring Valley. Funeral services for Leah Moore are pending at the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle.

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Randall Lee Beaber, age 62, of Ladd, passed away Tuesday at his home. Funeral services for Randall Lee Beaber are pending at the Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd.

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Barbara A. Delvallee, age 82, of Oglesby, passed away Tuesday at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

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 Jared J. Pratt Sr., age 57, of La Salle, passed away Wednesday unexpectedly at home of natural causes.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  A Celebration of Life for Jared J. Pratt will be held at a later date.  The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is assisting his family with arrangements.

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Catherine Ann “Katie” Wilke, 90, of Sandwich, formerly of Peru, passed away Monday, at her daughter’s home in Sandwich surrounded by her loving family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 Monday at St. Joseph’s Church in Peru. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be…

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Michael Szott, 87, of Oglesby, passed away Tuesday at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Due to State of Illinois guideline restrictions, a celebration of life will be planned for the spring of 2021. Until then, all are encouraged to wear a mask.

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Linda Ficek, 67, of Spring Valley, died Monday at Aperion Care in Spring Valley.

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Anna Mae Bryan, age 88, of Peru, and formerly of Spring Valley passed away Tuesday, November 17, at Manor Court of Peru. Per Anna’s request, there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date. The Ptak Funeral H…

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Arthur E. “Art” Kardas, 99, a lifelong resident of LaSalle, passed away peacefully Sunday at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 Monday, at St. Valentine’s Church in Peru. Burial will follow in St. Valentine’s Cemetery in Spring Valley with fu…

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Madeline M. (Madge) Galassi, 91, of Janesville, WI, and formerly of Spring Valley passed away peacefully on Friday at Agrace Hospice in Janesville.

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Jerome L. “Jerry” Liesse, 95, of Peru, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 17) in the Illinois Veterans Home at La Salle.

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Lois E. Peterson, 95, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday at the Ottawa Pavilion.

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Anna J. Wilson, 94, of Peru, passed away Monday in Aperion Care of Spring Valley.

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Ivars B. “Bo” Bozanovs, 78, of Oglesby, passed away November 11 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

101-year old Helen Gaston of Ottawa died Thursday, November 12 at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

 63-year old Diana Wroczynski of Magnolia died Saturday, November 14 at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago.

84-year old Andrew “Andy” Sawicki of Peru died Sunday, November 15 at St. Margaret’s Hospital.

56-year old Gregory Pratt of Rockford, formerly of Ottawa died November 7 in Amberwood Care Center in Rockford.

99-year old Arthur Kardas of LaSalle died Sunday, November 15 at the La Salle Veterans Home. Arrangements are pending at the Mueller-Pagani Funeral Home in La Salle.

84-year old Angela Jewett of Ottawa died Sunday, November 15 at Ottawa Pavilion.

80-year old Roman “Romie” Rimmele of Peru, formerly of La Salle, died November 1 in his residence.

70-year old Gary E. Rydleski, of Peru, died on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

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Earl J. Harper, 80, of Oglesby, died Monday in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

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Beverly J. Storck, 82, of Oglesby, formerly of Lostant, died Tuesday in Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.

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Robert “Bob” H. Laird, 86, of La Salle, passed away Thursday in the Illinois Veterans Home at La Salle.

93-year old Rudolph “Rudy” Gandolfi of Oglesby died Monday, November 9 at Manor Court in Peru.

81-year old Richard Mathey of Peru died Thursday, November 12 at Aperion Care in Princeton.

74-year old Mary Louise Redelsperger of Spring Valley died Wednesday, November 4 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

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83-year old Carole Dowell of Spring Valley died Thursday, November 12 at St. Margaret's Hospital.

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89-year old Dale Rossman of Peru died November 11 in the Illinois Veterans Home in La Salle.

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Marlene Marie Savio, 89, of Princeton, passed away peacefully Tuesday at Manor Court in Princeton.

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Bonnie Baker, 67, of LaSalle, died unexpectedly Saturday in the Emergency Room of Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.

James R. Lamchick, 87, of DePue, died early Sunday morning at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle.

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Donald Skutt, 77, of Tiskilwa, passed away unexpectedly at his home Friday.

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

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Gary R. Roach, 87, of Peru, passed away Sunday in Aperion Care of Spring Valley.

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Leigh Ann Janko, 65, of Peru, unexpectedly died peacefully at home on Sunday.

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