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Jeannine M. Bonifas
Jeannine M. Bonifas, 85, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at home peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born November 16, 1935, in Aurora, the daughter of Joseph Charles and Anna (Walush) Juneau, Jr. Jeannine was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church... Read More
The Daleiden Mortuary
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 26, 2021.
Ethel Mae Holt-Stout
Ethel Mae (Parr) Holt-Stout of Sun City, AZ, formerly of Aurora, IL passed away on Sunday December 27, 2020. Funeral Service is Saturday October 2, 2021 10:30 AM at Holy Angels Church, Father Lavan officiating, 80 S Russell Ave, Aurora, IL 60506 10:30 AM with burial to follow at... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 26, 2021.
Margaret E. Krider
Margaret Krider, formerly of Sugar Grove, IL died on Friday, September 24, 2021 at WinnPrairie Assisted Living and Memory Care. She was born on August 6, 1939 in South Dakota to the Late Elenor "Bonnie" (Thomas) and Martin F. Israel. The family soon moved to Pipestone, MN. She attended... Read More
Walker Mortuary, Ltd. - Freeport
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 26, 2021.
Robert R. Moga
Robert Moga, 89, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at his home in Big Rock. Born May 15, 1932 in Aurora, IL, the son of Rome and Jennie Moga, Bob graduated from East Aurora High School in 1951, served in the Navy during the Korean War and was an active... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 26, 2021.
Leon W. Phelps
Leon Wilbur Phelps passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the Oak Crest Retirement Center in DeKalb, IL, just 2 days shy of his 86th birthday. He was born September 24, 1935, to Sherman Phelps and Mabel Lye Phelps Farley of Kaneville, IL. He is survived by his brother Ted... Read More
Conley Funeral Home
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 26, 2021.
Eileen M. Probst-Ward
Eileen M. Ward of Sun City Center, FL died on June 22, 2021 at the age of 91. She was born December 10, 1929 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of late James and Clarissa Greshaw. She was preceded in death by her husband James K. Ward on March 10, 2011; first husband Arthur Probst (the father... Read More
Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 26, 2021.
James M. Siddall
James M. Siddall, "Jim" "Jimmy" "Jimbo", beloved son, brother, boyfriend, nephew, cousin and friend to so many passed away unexpectedly at the age of 34 on September 21, 2021. He was born in Aurora, IL on December 16, 1986. In 2005 he graduated from Oswego High School as a 3 sport... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 26, 2021.
Charles I. Wyeth
Charles I. Wyeth, "Chuck", "Charlie", "Uncle Charlie", 82, passed away Wednesday, September 22, 2021. He was born April 9, 1939 in Aurora, IL, son of the late Herbert Austin "Ace" and Marie Ellen (Weeks) Sr. He graduated from East Aurora High School in 1958 where he was involved... Read More
The Healy Chapel, Aurora
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 26, 2021.
Friday, September 24, 2021
Paul V. Kuk
Paul V. Kuk (82) died peacefully on September 19, 2021 in Palm Coast, FL after a long struggle with heart disease. He never lost his wonderful sense of humor, even in his final hours. Paul was born in Aurora, IL on December 31, 1938. His parents Daniel and Anna (Turtzi) Kuk emigrated... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 24, 2021.
Doris M. Nedrow
Doris M. Nedrow, 92, of Wenham, Massachusetts, and previously Aurora, Illinois, beloved wife of Larry J. Nedrow, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 at Kaplan Hospice House. She was born on February 25th, 1929, in Springfield, Illinois... Read More
Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles
Published in Beacon News from Sep. 23 to Sep. 24, 2021.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Howard L. Burns
Howard L. Burns, "Howie", 88, passed away in Aurora, IL on September 20, 2021. As a much-loved teacher for 34 years, educator, father, husband and sports official, he will be deeply missed. His love of all sporting events, fishing, golf and family were his true passions. Howie graduated... Read More
The Healy Chapel, Aurora
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 23, 2021.
in memoriam
Ken Schmidt
Every day is a new opportunity to choose joy, despite sorrow. In that spirit we have planned a Celebration of Life to honor Ken Schmidt. Prior to his passing on November 19, 2020 Ken was the owner of Ken Schmidt Electric and the retired Chief of the Marywood Fire Protection District... Read More
Published in Beacon News from Sep. 22 to Sep. 23, 2021.
Andrea Renee Stewart
Andrea Renee Stewart, 53, of Oswego, passed away peacefully on September 18, 2021. She was born in Aurora, IL. She is survived by her loving children, Sarrah (Danny), Abigail and James; Kevin the father of her children; her father, Ray Stewart; her mother, Vilda Collier and many... Read More
The Healy Chapel, Aurora
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 23, 2021.
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
James R. Bellon
James Richard Bellon, age 60, of Aurora, formerly of Hinckley, passed away unexpectedly on September 13, 2021. Although he left without being able to say goodbye, his memories will be cherished forever. He was born March 28, 1961, in Aurora, IL, to James and Pia (Middleton) Bellon... Read More
Conley Funeral Home
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 22, 2021.
Marilyn D. Hibben
Marilyn D. Hibben, 89, of Batavia, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021 at her daughter's residence. She was born October 14, 1931 in Oak Park, Illinois, the daughter of the late Henry and Gertrude (Garbers) Strunk. Her family moved to Aurora, IL where she lived until she retired.... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 22, 2021.
Charlene L. Ketcham
Lewistown – Charlene L. Ketcham, 97, of Lewistown, IL; passed away Monday, September 20, 2021 at Roseville Rehabilitation and Health Care at Roseville, IL. She was born to Lee and Maggie Daniel on January 3, 1924. She married John A. Ketcham on December 30, 1944. He preceded her in... Read More
Henry-Lange Memorial Home - Lewistown
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 22, 2021.
Phyllis J. Sullivan
Phyllis J. Sullivan, 86 of Aurora passed away September 19, 2021 at her home. She was the wife of the late Dick Sullivan. Visitation will be held Thursday 4-8 p.m. September 23, 2021 at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove, IL 60554. Funeral Mass will be held Friday 11... Read More
The Healy Chapel
Published in Beacon News from Sep. 21 to Sep. 22, 2021.
Laura M. Zedrow
Laura Miller Zedrow "Peach", age 97, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, September 16, 2021. Peach was born February 26, 1924 in the home of her parents Rose Barnard and Charlie Miller on Hobson Road in Naperville, IL. Visitation: Monday, September 27, 2021 from 4:00-8... Read More
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 22, 2021.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Roger Tracy Converse
Roger Tracy Converse, Sr, 68, of North Aurora, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He was born November 12, 1952, in Cincinnati, OH the son of Irving and Ethelyn (Smith) Converse. He was united in marriage to Penny Jeanne Carlson August... Read More
Moss Family Funeral Home - Batavia
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 21, 2021.
Andrew Louis Acuff
"Send me to the mountains. Let me go free forever. I'll be running through the forest, dancing in the fields like this forever." Andrew Louis Acuff passed away doing what he loved on September 12, 2021 in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. Andrew was born on September 30, 1994 in Memphis... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 21, 2021.
Jane Holcomb
Jane Holcomb, 91, of Aurora, Il., passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. Jane was born on January 1, 1930, in Cambridge, OH, the daughter of Clyde and Audrey (nee Williams) Nicholson, and was the third oldest of eleven children. Jane graduated the top of her class in 1948 from... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 21, 2021.
Monday, September 20, 2021
Benito O. Chapa Sr.
Benito O. Chapa, Sr. age 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at The Grove Fox Valley in Aurora, IL.  He was born February 15, 1936 in Odem, Tx. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Mary Lou (Olivarez) Chapa; his children: Fernando Chapa (Diana Secor), Erlinda... Read More
Published in Beacon News from Sep. 19 to Sep. 20, 2021.
Johnnie Hood
Johnnie "Buck" Hood, 74, passed away Saturday September 18, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 24, 1947 in New Albany, Mississippi, son of Arnie Dowdy and Rosa Hood. "Buck" was a roofer for over 30 years and was employed by several companies during that... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 20, 2021.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Gusty M. Brown
Gusty M. Brown, age 73, of Plano passed away on Monday, September 13, 2021. He was born on March 25, 1948 to the late Manuel and Alexandra Brown. Gusty was a beloved father, partner, brother and friend. He touched many lives with his kindness and wisdom. Gusty excelled despite many... Read More
The Healy Chapel, Aurora
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 19, 2021.
Bette M. Cors
Bette M. Cors, of Aurora, passed away Monday September 13, 2021. She was born September 23, 1928 in Aurora, IL the daughter of the late Matthew and Catherine (Michels) Steichen. Bette was a longtime member of Holy Angels Catholic Church. She was honored as her Valedictorian of her... Read More
The Healy Chapel, Aurora
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 19, 2021.
Gary Robert Denell
Gary Robert Denell, age 65, formerly of Aurora, IL was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on the morning of September 15, 2021. Gary was born on August 1, 1956 to the late Robert "Bob" Lester Denell and Ruth Jean Self Denell. He was born and raised in Aurora, IL and lived there his... Read More
Bennett Funeral Service
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 19, 2021.
Kenneth W. Johnson
I believe many think about writing their own obituary, but few do. When left to family members your life is often embellished or far from the truth. The following is my story in my words. I was born on October 28, 1958 in Aurora, Il to Bruce and Janice (Neitzel) Johnson. I passed... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 19, 2021.
Gary M. Kayser
Gary M. Kayser, 78, passed away Friday September 17, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 30, 1943 in Adrian, Minnesota, son of Lowell and Margy (Basset) Kayser. Gary proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War era being stationed in... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 19, 2021.
Waltraut Kennedy
Waltraut Kennedy, 91, of Sugar Grove, Illinois, passed away on September 11, 2021. Predeceased by her parents Erich and Helene Manzke and special companion, David Gumz, she is survived by her cousins: Alfred (Susan) Lipke, Tamara Lipke (Jeffrey Bohner), Bernd (Fritzi) Manzke, and... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 19, 2021.
Elaine Estella Lindoo
Elaine Estella (Stahl) Lindoo, age 88, of Coral Springs, FL, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021. She was born on January 28, 1933, in Aurora, IL, and graduated from West Aurora High School in 1951. She married Robert Rodney Lindoo on July 18, 1952, and recently celebrated their... Read More
The Healy Chapel, Aurora
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 19, 2021.
Ansel Ronald McCoy
Pete (Ansel) Ronald McCoy, age 72, of Aurora, IL, passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL. He was born December 27, 1948 in Virginia, the son of Winnie (nee Rasnick) and Hodge McCoy. Pete was an avid coin collector, and was a long-standing... Read More
Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 19, 2021.
Richard C. Smith
Friday 9/24/21 @ 12 PM Grace United Methodist Church of Naperville Coach, Teacher, WW2 Veteran, Husband, Father, Grandfather NCC/NCHS/IHSA Hall of Fame Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 19, 2021.
Jo Ann Watkins
Jo Ann Watkins of Aurora, IL, was ushered into the presence of her Lord on Sunday, August 29, 2021, at the age of 93. Jo Ann was born June 26, 1928, in Denver, CO, to George H. and Petronella Johanna Jacobmina Haeck Beyer. Her family relocated to Danville, IL, where she spent her... Read More
The Healy Chapel, Aurora
Published in Beacon News from Sep. 12 to Sep. 19, 2021.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Archie Hubbard
Archie Hubbard Jr., 72 of Montgomery, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021 at his residence. He was born December 27, 1948 in Oak Hill, Ohio, son of the late Archie and Louise nee McGlone Hubbard. Archie was an Army veteran of Vietnam. He was employed at Caterpillar in Montgomery... Read More
Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 17, 2021.
David Joseph Silagi
David Joseph Silagi, 1958-2021 It is with a heavy heart and deep sorrow that we share with you the passing of our beloved David Joseph Silagi, a man who loved life and treated all he met with generosity and kindness. The world will be a little less joyful without his glowing presence... Read More
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 17, 2021.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Richard T. Johnson
Richard T. Johnson, age 77, of Yorkville, IL passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021. He was born on February 19, 1944 in Aurora, IL the son of Tillman and Gertrude (Saum) Johnson. Richard was united in marriage on February 27, 1965 to the former Judy Kay Roetzer and they spent... Read More
Larson-Nelson Funeral Home
Published in Beacon News from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2021.
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Phyllis L. Doyens
Phyllis L. Doyens, 88, of Aurora, passed away September 3, 2021. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 1 PM – 5 PM at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. A funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Monday, September 20, 2021 at the chapel.... Read More
The Healy Chapel, Aurora
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 15, 2021.
Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez Sr., 73, of Moline, IL, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Genesis Silvis, IL. Visitation will be 4-7 pm Friday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline. Graveside services will be 10 am Saturday at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline. Jose was born September... Read More
Van Hoe Funeral Home and Crematory - East Moline
Published in Beacon News from Sep. 14 to Sep. 15, 2021.
Lloyd V. Gunning
Lloyd V. Gunning, age 95, of Montgomery, IL, passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021 at his residence. He was born February 24, 1926 in Neponset, IL, the son of George and Ruby nee Holmes Gunning. Lloyd proudly served his country during World War II in the US Army as a PFC with... Read More
Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 15, 2021.
Thomas William Holbrook
Thomas William Holbrook, 88, of Oswego, passed away on September 13, 2021 at Rush Copley Hospital in Aurora. Born to Jennie Hazel (Kirstein) and Glenn Paul Holbrook in Chicago in 1933. Thomas attended RB High School in Brookfield, where he was State Qualifier in tennis, before going... Read More
Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 15, 2021.
Grace D. Leggett
Grace Deloa Leggett of Montgomery, IL passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Asbury Gardens in North Aurora, IL surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 30, 1929, in Batavia, IL the daughter of the late Ernest and Hallie (Abbott) Montgomery. She was united in marriage... Read More
Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 15, 2021.
Raymond G. Theisen
Raymond G. (Ray) Theisen age 84 was born in Aurora, IL, the son of Harry M and Marie (Bohr) Theisen. He attended school in Aurora, graduating from Marmion Military Academy. The excellent education he received there, provided Ray the skills he needed to establish a thriving Roofing... Read More
Anderson Funeral Home - DeKalb
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 15, 2021.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
LOCAL SPOTLIGHT
Edictor Gonzalez
Edictor Gonzalez, 72, of Aurora, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Amita Mercy Medical Center. He was born May 24, 1949 in Lares, Puerto Rico. Edictor was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. He was a devoted family man and proud husband, father, grandfather... Read More
The Daleiden Mortuary
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 14, 2021.
Alice A. Cardea
Alice A Cardea, age 85, of Oswego, IL died peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 9, 1935, in River Grove, IL the daughter of the late John and Grace Sturwold Terpstra. She was a member of St Anne Catholic Church in Oswego, IL. Alice is survived by her husband... Read More
Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 14, 2021.
Margaret Irene Pooley Gustavson
Margaret Irene Pooley Gustavson died on September 10, 2021 at her home in Aurora, Illinois, surrounded by family. She forever will be remembered for her big heart, bright smiling face, ready laugh, and powerful love of family. She was always there to lend a helping hand in any situation... Read More
The Healy Chapel, Aurora
Published in Beacon News from Sep. 13 to Sep. 14, 2021.
Carl Joseph Kaufmann
Carl Joseph Kaufmann (95 years old), of Aurora, IL; Son of Eugene B. Kaufmann and Louise Pasternak Kaufmann; Husband of Barbara Kaufmann; Father of David (Virginia) Kaufmann, Thomas (Linda) Kaufmann, The late Charles Kaufmann, The late Robert Kaufmann; Brother of The late Edward B... Read More
Published in Beacon News from Sep. 12 to Sep. 14, 2021.
Frank Pellegrini
Frank J. Pellegrini, 65, of Yorkville, Illinois, died Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois. Cremation has been chosen and no public services will be held at this time. Mr. Pellegrini was born on May 15, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois to Enzo and... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 14, 2021.
June Lucille Young
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15 With the blessing of her children, June L. Young (89) departed this life on September 10, 2021, to be welcomed into eternal life with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We thank God that she is now healed and... Read More
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 14, 2021.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Alice A. Cardera
Alice A Cardea, age 85, of Oswego, IL died peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 9, 1935, in River Grove, IL the daughter of the late John and Grace Sturwold Terpstra. She was a member of St Anne Catholic Church in Oswego, IL. Alice is survived by her husband... Read More
Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 13, 2021.
Kevin Jones
Kevin Wayne Jones, age 56 of St. Augustine, FL formerly of Hinckley, IL passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 in Florida. He was born on April 7, 1965 in Winfield, IL the son of Kenneth Wayne and Leila Lou (Benson) Jones. Kevin attended and graduated from the Hinckley Big Rock... Read More
Nash-Nelson Funeral Home
Published in Beacon News on Sep. 13, 2021.
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