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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. 

Fifty-three-year-old Dana Jean (Lentz) Turner of Spring Valley passed away Tuesday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Robert D. Lenhausen, age 90, of Lostant, passed away Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Eighty-seven-year-old Audrey Mattison of Peru passed away Thursday at Manor Court in Princeton.

Ninety-three-year-old Edna Craven of Spring Valley passed away Monday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital.

Seventy-six-year-old Carolyn Charlene McCloughan of Springfield died Tuesday at Liberty Village-Manor Court of Peru.

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Ninety-three-year-old Louis John Rios of LaSalle passed away Tuesday, at St. Margaret’s Hospital.  He had been a resident of the Heritage Health Nursing Home in Peru for the past 7 months.

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Seventy-three-year-old Gary Lee Gearhart of La Salle passed away unexpectedly Sunday.  

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Eighty-three-year-old Donald B. Kolowski of Peru passed away peacefully Tuesday at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.

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Forty-seven-year-old Mary Jean (Seremak) Hauger of Deer Park passed away unexpectedly last Thursday (November 26) at her home.

Sixty-six-year-old Jay Wendelken of LaSalle passed away peacefully Monday morning at 8:45 with his wife at his side at their home. Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic and for everyone’s safety, his funeral service and burial will be private, family only.  The Burgess Funeral Home in LaSalle is hand…

Eighty-five-year-old William E. Gretencord of Ottawa died peacefully at home last Thursday.

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Sharon Somolski, 78, of La Salle, passed away peacefully on November 25 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Sixty-two-year-old Debra D. (La-Fon) Manahan of Tonica passed away Sunday. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica is assisting with arrangements.

Eighty-four-year-old Shirley Swartz of La Salle, passed away Saturday at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Ottawa. Graveside services will be at 11:00 Thursday.

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Ninety-two-year-old Robert William Bentlin of Columbia, South Carolina, and formerly of Peru, passed away Thursday at the Dorn V-A Hospital in Columbia.

Seventy-eight-year-old Ivars B. “Bo” Bozanovs of Oglesby passed away Wednesday, November 11, at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru.  

80-year old Benita Avilan Ramos of Ottawa, died November 25, 2020 in OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. 

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Ann Koenen, age 103, of Peru and formerly of Ladd passed away last Sunday, November 22.

Seventy-eight-year-old Mary Jo Kotecki of Peru passed away last Wednesday at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Eighty-four-year-old Shirley Swartz of La Salle passed away Saturday at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Ottawa.

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Eighty-seven-year-old Naida Abbott of Peru passed away peacefully last Wednesday with her son Rick by her side at Manor Court of Peru.

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Ninety-two-year-old Howard R. Holcman of Deer Park Township passed away Friday at St. Margaret’s Hospital after residing at the LaSalle Veterans Home for two years.

Genevieve J. (Rosczyk) White, age 93, of LaSalle, passed away Wednesday at Aperion Care in Spring Valley.

84-year-old Marie Claus of DePue, passed away Sunday at Aperion Care of Spring Valley.

Ninety-two-year-old William Louis Etzenbach, of Peru, passed away Wednesday after a short stay at the Pleasant View Lutheran Home in Ottawa.

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Eighty-five-year old Jerry O’Shea of Ottawa, passed away Friday at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Ninety-two-year-old Helen Marten rural Ottawa died Wednesday at OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Funeral services will be at 11:00 Wednesday at Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church in Ottawa. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park in Ottawa.

Eighty-eight-year-old Maria Cavazos of Sterling passed away Tuesday surrounded by her husband and children.

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Sixty-seven-year-old Linda Ficek passed away peacefully November 16 at Aperion Care in Spring Valley. She was accorded cremation rites as per her wishes.  

Sixty-four-year-old Debra J. Loughridge of LaSalle, formerly of Ottawa, passed away Monday evening at her home.

Ninety-three-year-old Margery Hallett of Seneca passed away Tuesday at the Ottawa Pavilion.

Kathryn “Elaine” Becker, age 94, a lifelong resident of La Salle, passed away Sunday, at the Heritage Healthcare Center in Mendota.

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Eighty-nine-year-old Herman Gandolfi, Jr. of Peru, formerly of Oglesby, passed away last Wednesday at his home.

Eighty-five-year-old Lenora Rochnowski of LaSalle died Monday at Heritage Health in Peru. Cremation rites for Lenora Rochnowski have been accorded. Per her wish there will be no services.

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

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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