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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. 

81-year-old Ruth Ramberg of Oglesby and formerly of Princeton, passed away September 29th in Heartland Health Care in Henry.  

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57-year-old Kimberly Lanc of Ottawa died Monday at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. 

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99-year-old Anne Baker of Peru, wife of the late Mayor of Peru, Donald Baker, died Sunday at her home.

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93-year-old Mary “Jean” Safranski of North Aurora and formerly of Peru died Monday at Amita Health Mercy Medical Center in Aurora.

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77-year-old Linda Burton of Lake Forest, California died on September 14th after a six year battle with cancer. 

Nicole L. Currier, age 47, of La Salle, passed away unexpectedly Friday September 25 due to an automobile accident.

Cindy L. Ricci , 66, of Utica, passed away Friday at OSF St. Elizabeth in Ottawa with her family at her side.  Per her wishes, she will be cremated.

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88-year old Arthur Smith of Peru died Friday, September 25 at the Ottawa Pavilion.

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Emmett Wayne Cantlin, 71, of Rural Earlville, died Friday at his home.

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Edward Francis Wrobleski, 78, of Oglesby, passed away Thursday at OSF St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Rockford.

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Joseph Benedict Borostowski, 72, of Granville, passed away Wednesday in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

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Dustin Richard Zwart, 29, of Sheridan, passed away Monday in Loyola Medical Center in Maywood of complications from Chronic Graft Rejection.

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Margaret Isabel (Edgcomb) Baker, 91, of Peru, passed away Tuesday at Heritage Health Care, Peru.

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Robert Lee Lucas, 88, of Spring Valley, died in his home on Monday.

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Helen Ayers, age 76, of Utica, passed away Sunday at home.

    76-year old Walter Leroy Merritt of Spring Valley, formerly of Fayetteville, North Carolina, died Septemer 18 at Aperion Care in Spring Valley.

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   71-year old Marilyn Sipe of Spring Valley died Friday, September 18 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Elena Orozco Gaeta, 86, of Peru, passed away in her home Thursday.

Louella “Lou” Ball, 82, of Wenona, passed away on Thursday at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria with her daughter by her side.

Michael A. Hartenbower, 62, of Lostant, passed away Thursday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.

Mary Jane (Zukowski) Harmon, 67, of Waltham Township passed away on Saturday, with her husband of 47 years at her side. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be private.

   94-year old Charles Sadnick of Oglesby died Sunday, September 13 at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle.

Jimmy Eick,74, of Ottawa, passed away on March 11, 2020 in Florida.

   67-year old Mary Jane Harmon of Utica died Saturday, September 12 in Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

    90-year old Arthur Koudelka, Jr. of Peru, formerly from Chicago, died Thursday, September 10.

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Kenneth Piletic, 83 of Streamwood, formerly of La Salle, passed away Thursday, September 3 in Mercy Hospital Bakersfield, CA.

Mary (Piraino) Hart, 94, of Peru, passed away, Sunday, at Maple Woods Assisted Living in Deer River, Minnesota.

Janet Tucker, age 82, of Ottawa, passed away on Tuesday at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

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William “Bill” Fitzsimmons, age 90, of Battle Creek, Michigan and formerly of La Salle, passed away of natural causes Wednesday at his daughter's home.

Marlene (Zimmerman) Schmitt, 86, of Springfield, formerly of Lostant, passed away Wednesday at Springfield Home Assisted Living.

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Robert “Squid” Donahue, 72, of Ottawa, passed away on Tuesday, at University Hospital in Iowa City.

Reverend Gene Peisker, 83, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday at the Ottawa Pavilion, where he lived during a long convalescence. Arrangements are pending at the Mueller funeral Home in Ottawa.

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  94-year old Velma Beavers of Utica died Saturday, September 5 at Aperion Care in Spring Valley.

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Walter G. Davis, 79, of Ottawa, died at home last Friday morning, following intestinal surgeries in July from which he was unable to recover.

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Benita Kay (Carnahan) Jennings, 71, of Sheridan, passed away Sunday at her caregiver’s home in Peru.

Maxine Hampson, 83, of Ottawa, passed away on Sunday evening at the LaSalle County Nursing Home.

Ruth Sroka passed away peacefully, with family at her side after a short illness, on Friday at her niece's home in Peoria. A funeral service will be next Tuesday, September 8th, at 11:00 at the Burgess Funeral Home in LaSalle. Burial will follow in Waltham Cemetery. Visitation will be at the…

   89-year old Ruth Sroka of Utica died Friday, August 28 in Peoria.

   95-year old Kathleen Martin of Peru died in her home Thursday, August 26.

   81-year old Albany Alveno Gusman of Depue died Thursday, August 27 in OSF

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    76-year old Gerry Sue Zera of La Salle died August 11 in her home.

    79-year old Walter Davis of Ottawa died Friday, August 28 in his home.

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    90-year old Raymond “Whitey” Nolasco of La Salle died Thursday in IllinoisValleyCommunityHospital in Peru.

   63-year old Patricia Sue Mitchell died Tuesday in OSFSt.FrancisMedicalCenter in Peoria.

Esther (Durdan) Sparks, 82, of Peru, died peacefully at Illinois Valley Community Hospital on Tuesday.

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Ruth E. (Boe) Stanford, 72, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday at the LaSalle County Nursing Home.

James C. Roush, 81, of Oglesby, died peacefully at home on Monday.

Steve G. Martin, 67, of Seatonville, passed away at his home Thursday following an extended illness.

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