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Healy Chapel

Family Owned and Operated Since 1891

The Healy Chapel with its stately elegance and rich history is the perfect setting to the funeral home’s proud tradition. For 100 years The Healy Chapel has provided quality caring funeral service to the families of Aurora and the surrounding communities.

The beginning of The Healy Undertaking Company dates back to 1891 when W.H. Healy opened a combination furniture and undertaking business under the name of Healy and Blair. His brother, A.N. Healy, soon entered the business forming a partnership that extends to today.

With the increasing demands of the business, The Healy Undertaking Company decided a new facility must be commissioned that would be designed specifically for the arranging and conducting of funeral services. The Healy management commissioned George Grant Elmslie a noted Chicago architect, to design an elegant yet functional facility. Elmslie worked in the office of Louis Sullivan, a leader in the Prairie School of Design.

The building is constructed of a high quality Roman brick on all four sides and embellished with terra cotta and glazed tile set in unique places. The main chapel is finished in American black walnut. The main and second floors are finished in oak and the third floor in birch. The decorative work has been taken from the architects’ original designs, including the chairs on the speaker’s platform and the lighting fixtures.

Specifically designed stained glass windows are used extensively throughout the chapel with three magnificent panels located in the main chapel. Remaining window treatments are comprised of steel casement sash windows of leaded glass with sliding copper fly screens. The facility was designed to be fireproof and completely functional. The Healy Chapel was completed in 1928 at a cost of $100,000.

In 1985, the U.S. Department of the Interior placed The Healy Chapel on the National Registry of Historical Places. The funeral home was completely renovated in 1986 with the idea of restoring the original interior.

The Healy Chapel takes pride in the beautiful and uniquely designed facility. But the Healy Chapel is more than just a structure. It represents a tradition of quality caring funeral service in a time of need.

The Healy Chapel offers a full range of funeral services including prearrangement planning and after-care services. As a result of our dedication and commitment to quality professional funeral services, The Healy Chapel is a selected member of the International Order of the Golden Rule, an association of distinguished funeral homes throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. The Healy Chapel stands as a memorial to past generations and in readiness to serve the future.


Our Obituaries

Carol L. Quigley

May 31, 1951 - November 18, 2017

Carol Louise Quigley, 66 of Dwight, passed away Saturday November 18, 2017 at her nursing home facility. Carol was born on May 13, 1951 in Aurora the daughter of William and Helen Louise (Lents) Quigley. Carol is survived by her mother Helen Louise (Lents) Quigley of Aurora, her brother Douglas Christopher Quigley of Hennepin, her sister-in-law Noreen Quigley of Aurora, two nieces Paula (Greg...
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Tiffany M. Hall

May 24, 1995 - November 16, 2017

Tiffany M. Hall, 22 of Aurora, passed away Thursday November 16, 2017 at her home. She was born May 24, 1995 in Aurora the daughter of Marschell Hall and the late Ryan Carlson. Tiffany is survived by her mother, Marschell Hall of Aurora; her sister, Victoria Keller of Aurora; her grandparents, James and Sarah Hall of Aurora; her partner, Alexiz Perez; her many other family and friends. ...
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Gabriel Cabrera

October 12, 2005 - November 11, 2017

Gabriel Cabrera, 12, of Aurora, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 11, 2017. He was born October 12, 2005 in Aurora. Gabriel's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Gabriel is survived by his loving parents, Leonardo Cabrera and Angela Reyes. Beloved brother...
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Justin L.A. Wells

September 19, 1986 - November 9, 2017

Justin L.A. Wells, 31 of Aurora, went to play in God's heavenly band Thursday, November 9, 2017. He was born September 19, 1986 in Aurora, IL the son of Leslie Wells and Laura (Moore) Highsmith. Justin was an avid musician who wrote music, played both drums and guitar and he enjoyed jamming with his friends. He was everyone's friend and always had a tender heart. He adored his niece and...
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Clifford Norman Lund, Jr.

February 10, 1965 - November 5, 2017

Clifford Norman Lund, Jr., 52, born February 10, 1965, died of a massive heart attack on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Cliff was a wonderful husband, father, and special uncle to his nieces, Nina (Joe) Cefalu and Olivia Jones. As a Branch Manager with Orkin, Inc. for the past 20 years, Cliff was respected as a gifted teacher and manager. He was a loving, caring, helpful man who would drop...
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Kari M. Schussler

September 12, 1934 - November 5, 2017

Kari M. Schussler, 83, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at her home. She was born on September 12, 1934 in Sandnes, Norway. Kari was united in marriage to Frederic on November 10, 1962 in Norway. She retired as a Day Surgery Nurse after 40+ years from Rush-Copley Medical Center. Kari was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church and Sons of Norway Polar Star Lodge. She enjoyed...
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Jose Soto

November 26, 1934 - November 3, 2017

Jose Soto, 83, of Aurora, passed away Friday November 3, 2017 at his home. He was born November 26, 1934 in Lares, Puerto Rico, the son of the late Zoilo and Santo (Torres) Soto. Jose worked for many years at Fermi Lab in Batavia, retiring in 1995. Jose is survived by his wife, Rosa (Rivera) Soto of Aurora; his daughter, Marisol (Michael) Maisonet of Sugar Grove; his two sons, Elvis ...
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Dolores Ortiz

February 27, 1947 - November 2, 2017

Dolores Ortiz, 70, of Aurora, passed away on November 2, 2017. She was born on February 27, 1947 in Maunabo, Puerto Rico the daughter of Evangelista and Juana (De Leon) De Jesus. Dolores made friends everywhere she went. She enjoyed having conversations with those around her and spending time cooking for those she loved. She will be missed dearly. Survivors include her children, Daisy...
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Robert A. "Fred" Noonan

January 28, 1944 - October 29, 2017

Robert A. "Fred" Noonan,73, passed away on October 29, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet, IL. Fred was born on January 28, 1944 in Aurora, IL the son of Paul and Elizabeth (Boyer) Noonan. Fred is survived by several cousins and his friends at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Albright Theatre Company and the East Aurora Class of 1962. He was a graduate of Aurora University....
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RoxAnna Russell

February 22, 1980 - October 24, 2017


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Verna Jean Morgan

May 1, 1933 - October 24, 2017

Verna Jean Morgan, 84, of Montgomery, passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017. She was born May 1, 1933 in Aurora, daughter of the late Walter and Viola (Stevens) Manka. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister & aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Verna was a member and deacon of Our Savior Lutheran Church. As well she taught their knitting group...
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Jose Felipe Cardona, Jr.

April 28, 1954 - October 22, 2017

Jose Felipe Cardona, Jr., 63, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Central DuPage Hospital. He was born April 28, 1954 in Aurora, IL, the son of Nilda Rosa (Rodriguez) and Jose Felipe Cardona, Sr. He was a man you wanted in an emergency as he was not one to panic. Thinking before acting irrationally was his modus operandi. He worked 25 years as a volunteer fire warden. By...
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Antonia Martinez

March 26, 1933 - October 12, 2017

Antonia Martinez, 84, of Aurora, passed away on October 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born March 26, 1933 in Mexico. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 13, 2017 from 3-8 P.M. at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora, IL. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 11 A.M. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 620 S. 5th St., Aurora...
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Linda R. Flanagare

July 2, 1945 - October 10, 2017

Linda Ruth (nee Hedrick) Flanagare of Aurora, IL, age 72, died peacefully on Monday, October 9, 2017. Linda was born on July 2, 1945 in Oakdale, TN. She married the love of her life, Bill, in 1963. They then moved to Aurora where they raised two children. Linda was a member of Heart of Worship Church in Aurora where she loved to sing. The lights of her life were the many children she cared for as...
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Fred H. Pfeiffer

May 19, 1922 - October 9, 2017

Fred H. (Fritz) Pfeiffer passed away on October 9, 2017. He was born May 19, 1922 in Michigan City, Indiana to Fred and Josephine (Zinke) Pfeiffer. Fred attended East Aurora schools and graduated from East High in 1940. After graduation, Fred was employed by the Illinois Bell Telephone Company. He worked as an installer, repairman and office technician until September 1942 when he enlisted in...
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Esther M. Swanson

June 8, 1928 - October 8, 2017

Esther M. (Neill) Swanson, 89, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at her home. She was born June 8, 1928 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Earl and Esther Neill. Esther was a 1946 graduate of West Aurora High School. She then graduated from the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and studied under the tutelage of Aurora artist Ruth Van Sickle Ford. Esther was the consummate 1950s...
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Marie C. Benavent

July 23, 1947 - October 6, 2017

Marie Claudette Benavent, age 70, dearest daughter of the late Maria and the late Jose Casella; dear sister of Juan (Maria) Casella and Reynaldo (Graciela) Casella; proud mother of Paul Benavent and Richard (Melissa) Benavent; precious aunt to Gary, Alex, Adriana, Gabriela, Michelle and loving grandmother to Beatrice Marie Benavent and Sophia Evelyn Benavent, was born on July 23, 1947 and passed...
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Raymundo Acosta

January 26, 1928 - October 6, 2017

Raymundo Acosta, 89 of Oswego, passed away Friday October 6, 2017 at his home. He was born January 26, 1928 in Escobedo el Oro, Mexico. The son of the late Luis and Lucia (Alderete Vivda de) Acosta. Raymundo retired from Brach's Candy Company after 30 plus years of service. He is survived by his loving wife, Maria (Tostado) Acosta of Oswego; his five children and spouses, 10 grandchildren,...
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Linda Kay (Mont) Adams

May 31, 1956 - September 30, 2017

Linda Kay (Mont) Adams, 61, of Naperville, IL, formerly of Aurora, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017. She was born May 31, 1956 in San Jose, CA, the daughter of the late Janice (Knapp) Mont. Linda's memory will be kept alive by her son, Manny Urquizo; fiancé, Bob Adams, her siblings, Melissa (Tom) Nelson, John (Rhonda) Mont and Jim Mont. Visitation will be held on Monday,...
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Larry Dean Banker

March 6, 1939 - September 29, 2017

Larry Dean Banker of Lake Barrington, IL passed away suddenly on September 29, 2017. He was born on March 6, 1939 and was preceded in death by his father, John D Banker and mother Charlotte (Petersohn) Banker. He is survived by his wife Barbara (Smith), son Bradley, daughter Marni Sullivan, brother Terry and his wife Terry (Livingston), brothers-in-law James Hopp and Frank Smith, sisters-in-law...
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George Clarence Parker

May 26, 1948 - September 29, 2017

George Clarence Parker of Aurora, IL went home to be with the Lord on Friday September 29, 2017. He was 69. George was born on May 26, 1948 in Campbellsville, KY. He was the son of the late Burniece (Louise) and Spencer Parker. His family members include wife, Terri Parker; sons, Cory (Marilyn Edwards) Parker and Jason Parker; brother, Larry (Jean) Buckner. George preceded in death by...
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George P. Alexandrou

March 20, 1926 - September 28, 2017

George P. Alexandrou, 91, native of Spetses, Greece and a World War II veteran of the Royal Greek Navy, passed away on September 28, 2017, devoted husband of the late Emilee (nee Argiris) for 45 years, beloved father of Peter, Dean (Diane) and Alex (Karen) Alexandrou, loving grandfather of Christian, Danae, George and Evan Alexandrou, dear brother of the late Alexander (Fotini) Alexandrou, the...
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Thomas A. Neupert

March 1, 1929 - September 27, 2017

Thomas A."Tom" Neupert, 88, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at his home in Bristol. He was born March 1, 1929 in Montgomery, IL, the son of Fred and Sadie Claire (Albright) Neupert. Following graduation from East Aurora High School with the class of 1947, of which he was president; Tom went to work for Layne Western Company in Aurora. He was with Layne for 53 years,...
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John J. Blevins, Jr.

May 30, 1968 - September 24, 2017

John "Johnny Jay" Blevins Jr, 49 of Marina Del Rey, CA formerly of Elgin, IL passed away on September 24, 2017. He was born on May 30, 1968 in Elgin, IL the son of the late Mary Blevins-Day and John Jay Blevins Sr. John also known to everyone who knew him as "Johnny Spring Break". Johnny lived his life to the fullest. He loved to travel and make new friends everywhere he went. He dedicated...
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Samuel Thomas Stephens

February 7, 1961 - September 23, 2017

"Our hearts are broken at the loss of a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, Samuel Thomas Stephens. Sam was born in Athens, Georgia on February 7, 1961 and left this earth on September 23, 2017, at the age of 56. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Janet M. Stephens of Aurora, IL where they spent the past 25 years; daughter Cristen (Raoof) Stephens of Champaign...
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Raymond J. Holeman

November 13, 1927 - September 21, 2017

Raymond J. Holeman, 89, resident of Westchester since 1957, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017. He was born in Roseville, Warren County, Illinois on November 13, 1927, son of the late DeMoss and Villa (Kirby) Holeman. Ray served in the Army of Occupation in Italy following WWII. Then retired a Captain from the Army Reserves in April 1960. Ray graduated from Bradley University,...
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Mary J. Wennmacher

April 7, 1924 - September 17, 2017

Mary J. Wennmacher, 93, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017. She was born April 7, 1924 in Aurora, to Gladys Sackett Stephens. Mary is survived by five children, JoAnn McQueen, John (Kitty) Weber, Diana (Keith) Lansdale, Mary Ann (Les) Gebauer and David Weber; Eleven grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, John A. Weber; her first...
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Samuel Allan Lilley Jr.

April 14, 1926 - September 16, 2017

Samuel Allan Lilley Jr., 91, of Plainfield, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2017. He was born April 14, 1926 in Aurora, son of the late Samuel A. and Ferol Lilley. Sam worked at Bill's Hat Shop, Eby-Brown and All State Insurance before retiring to Florida with his wife Norma, where they both volunteered many years at the Salvation Army. Sam was a proud veteran of the Navy...
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Maria Vaca De Hinojosa

September 19, 1938 - September 16, 2017

Maria Vaca De Hinojosa, 78, of Aurora, passed away Saturday September 16, 2017 at her daughter's home surrounded by her loving family. Maria is survived by her children, Maria (Jose) Lopez of Aurora, IL, Alfredo Hinojosa of San Francisco, CA, Dolores Garcia of Berkeley, CA, and Rocio Gomez of Madera, CA along with her 6 siblings and 9 grandchildren. In addition to her parents she was...
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Desmond Rodney "Moe" Cuffy

December 4, 1951 - September 15, 2017

Desmond Rodney 'Moe' Cuffy, 65, passed away Friday, September 15, 2017 at Rush Copley Medical Center. He was born December 4, 1951 in Santa Cruz, Trinidad to the late Aldwin Cuffy and Ena Johnson-Hamid. After moving to Illinois at the age of 27, Desmond built a life working as a supervisor at Polytech Industries for 34 years. Desmond was a man of great integrity and will be dearly missed. ...
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Antoinette M. Kramer

December 6, 1942 - September 6, 2017

Antoinette "Toni" M. Kramer, of Aurora, IL, 74 years of age, passed away Wednesday September 6, 2017, due to complications of a heart condition. She was born December 6, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of the late Alfred and Eleanor (Naue) Jannusch. Toni is survived by her husband, William Kramer; her sons, Peter (Lisa) Barsema and Benjamin (Cheryl) Barsema II; her daughter, Maria...
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Georgina F. LeDez

November 27, 1933 - September 6, 2017

Georgina F. LeDez, 83, of Sugar Grove, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. She was born November 27, 1933 in Calgary, Alberta Canada, daughter of the late George and Annie Tingey. She is survived by her children, Carole (David Nonnenman) LeDez, Kenneth (Lori Gordon) LeDez, Keith (Kathy) LeDez and Gayle (Dennis) Angeles; grandchildren, Nikita Nonnenman, Anya Nonnenman, Kendall LeDez,...
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Lawrence "Larry" Dodd

December 11, 1925 - September 5, 2017

Lawrence J. Dodd, 91, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. He was the founding Owner of L.J. Dodd Construction, Inc. Larry was born on December 11th, 1925 in Wessington Springs, SD and after WWII made his home in Oswego, IL. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Jacqueline M Dodd (nee Foss) and his son Lawrence J. Dodd Jr. ...
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Eladio V. Leon

February 12, 1932 - August 31, 2017

Eladio V. Leon, 85, of Las Vegas, Nevada formerly of North Aurora, Illinois, passed away on August 31, 2017. He was born in Cayey, Puerto Rico on February 12, 1932. Eladio was married to Rafaela Santiago on July 13, 1963 and were married 38 Years. He worked as a Painter for Caterpillar Inc. for 24 years. He enjoyed watching Baseball, his favorite teams were the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago...
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Lillian "Aunt Terry" Lumbert

October 12, 1927 - August 30, 2017

Lillian "Aunt Terry" Lumbert, 89, of Aurora went home to be with her Lord Wednesday August 30, 2017 at Rush-Copley Medical Center. She was born October 12, 1927 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Martin and Gladys (Perham) Olson. Lillian was employed for over 30 years at Seal Master Bearing in Aurora. She was also a member of Faith Baptist Church. Lillian is survived by her daughter,...
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James A. Knotts

June 4, 1963 - August 30, 2017

James A. Knotts (Jimmy the plumber), 54, of Aurora, passed away on August 30, 2017 in Aurora. He was born June 4, 1963 in Aurora, IL, the son of J.C. Knotts, Sr. and Lee Martin. Survivors include his mother, Lee Goblet (Miss Lee); sister, Linda Knotts; brother, Tommy Knotts; special uncle, Bobby Robbins; special aunt, Kathryn Raines; special cousin, Sherry Raines; very special godchild, Danny...
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Edward G. Camis, Sr.

March 31, 1937 - August 29, 2017


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Don W. Dover

April 13, 1956 - August 26, 2017

Don W. Dover, 61 of Aurora, passed away Saturday August 26, 2017. He was born April 13, 1956 in Imboden, AR, the son of Troy Dover and the late Johneta (Morgan) Dover. Don worked for many years at School District 131 as a custodian. Don is survived by his wife, Cindy A. Dover of Aurora; his children, Andrew Kinnally and Kristina (Hilario) Delarosa, both of Aurora; his grandchildren,...
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Janet E. Herring

May 11, 1937 - August 21, 2017

Janet E. Herring, 80, of North Aurora, passed away Monday, August 21, 2017. She was born May 11, 1937 in Mauston, WI, daughter of the late Jesse and Laura Smith. She is survived by her children, Patti (Dave) Whisler and Bud Kelley; grandchildren, Jesse, Shane (Tracy) and Mark; great-grandchildren, Isaac, Christian, Damian, Lil Jesse and Jazlynn; great-great grandchild, Elijah; sisters, Mary...
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William Alexander Greene

September 20, 1923 - August 14, 2017

William Alexander Greene, age 93, passed away peacefully at the Holmstad in Batavia on August 14, 2017. He was born on September 20, 1923 in the family home in Aurora, son of William B and Jane Smith Greene. As a youth, Alex earned his Eagle Scout rank with Boy Scout Troop 11. After graduating from West Aurora High School, Alex started his engineering degree at the University of Illinois. He...
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Juanita Bownes Turnage

January 10, 1953 - August 12, 2017

Juanita Turnage, 64, of Aurora, passed away on August 12, 2017 at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago. She was born on January 10, 1953 in Holly Springs, Mississippi to RC and Clara Mae Bownes. Juanita grew up and went to school in Holly Springs, and moved north to Aurora in the early 1970's. While beginning her family, she found her home with Caterpillar and started a career that would...
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Viola Vi Brown

August 6, 1929 - August 11, 2017

Viola F. Brown, 88, of North Aurora, passed away peacefully at her home on August 11, 2017. She was born August 6, 1929 in Aurora, Illinois, the daughter of the late Herman and Freida Glower. Viola was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Vi was employed by Carson Pirie Scott in downtown Aurora for many years until her retirement. She was a devoted wife, mother and neighbor who worked...
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Richard D. Johnson

August 13, 1953 - August 11, 2017

Richard D. Johnson, 63, of Aurora, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at Symphony of Orchard Valley. He was born August 13, 1953 in Aurora, the son of the late Marshall and Frieda (Smith) Johnson. Richard was a true gentleman, generous and always quick with a smile. Richard attributed his strong work ethic to his father believing that if you do a job, it should be done right. Richard...
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Nelda C. Kish

August 31, 1949 - August 10, 2017

Nelda C. Kish, 67, of Aurora, passed away on August 10, 2017 at her home. She was born on August 31, 1949 in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of LaVerne Frederick and Betty Jane (Sowers) Armstrong. She was most proud of her son and grandchildren, loved travel in the area of the Great Lakes, especially being an avid "boat watcher" in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and tinkering with cars and...
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Barbara J. Jackson

March 21, 1927 - August 9, 2017

THE BLESSED AND FULFILLED LIFE OF BARBARA JACKSON Barbara (nee Ford) Jackson was born March 21st, 1927 in Vicksburg, MS to the late Andrew and Mary (nee Nelson) Ford. She was married to the late J.T. Robbins and to that union one son, James Robbins was born. Barbara later met and was joined in Holy Matrimony to the late Adam Jackson Sr. for 53 years. Barbara was a stay at home wife...
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Helene Lukacs

April 4, 1924 - August 7, 2017

Helene Lukacs, 93, of Aurora, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017. She was born April 4, 1924 in Germany. She is survived by her son, Robert; sister, Maria; daughter-in-law, Linda; grandson, Jason; great- granddaughter, Brandy; great-grandson, Tyler and great-great-granddaughter, Riley. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 5 PM – 7 PM at The Healy Chapel, 332 W....
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Maxine L. Fletcher

March 24, 1926 - July 30, 2017

Maxine L. Fletcher, 91, of Batavia, passed away Sunday July 30, 2017 at her home. She was born in Aurora, IL the daughter of the late Albin and Anna (Olson) Larsen. Maxine was active in her community, she loved to play golf and bridge and work on puzzles. Maxine is survived by her four children, Ann (David) Anderson, Jeanne (Ransom) Woods, James (Susan) Fletcher and Judith (John) Betts...
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Richard A. Johnson

October 19, 1951 - July 30, 2017

Richard A. Johnson, 65, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017. He was born October 19, 1951, the son of the late Robert and Jeanette Johnson. Richard was one of the original clients at the Kennedy Workshop in Aurora and one of the longest working clients for Thompson Center. He loved going to movies and A&W with his brother in law, Larry and spending time with his sister, Sally,...
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Donna L. McClellan

May 8, 1934 - July 30, 2017

Donna L. McClellan, 83, of Montgomery, passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017. She was born May 8, 1934, the daughter of the late Henry and Goldie Lowe. Donna worked for the Kane County Circuit Court. She was a member of First Church of God, where she sang in the choir, helped to prepare meals at church and was an active member of the Women's Missionary Society. Donna enjoyed eating out,...
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Lois M. DiPaolo

July 1, 1938 - July 22, 2017

Lois M. DiPaolo, 79, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, July, 22, 2017. She was born July 1, 1938 in Chicago, daughter of the late Chester and Helen Zborowski. Her intelligence was obvious at a very early age. At one-year old her mother would show her off to neighbors because her vocabulary already included words such as "Linoleum". As a teen, she was not only top of her class at Sienna High...
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Donald F. Futymoski

December 3, 1925 - July 19, 2017

Donald F. Futymoski, 91, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017. He was born December 3, 1925 in Kalamazoo, MI son of the late John and Wanda Futymoski. He attended Roosevelt School and Kalamazoo Central High School. At the age of 18, Don joined the United States Marine Corps and became part of the 5th Marine Division as a gunner in a mortar platoon on Iwo Jima. After the...
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Dorothy J. Stenson

July 17, 1924 - July 17, 2017

Dorothy J. Stenson, 93, of The Villages, FL formerly of Aurora, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017. She was born July 17, 1924 in Aurora, daughter of the late Samuel and Fannie Mae Christenson. She was a lifetime member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Montgomery. Dorothy is survived by her sister, Violet (Glen) Gudeman; sons, Dennis Elmon (Penny) Stenson and David Jon (Cindy) Stenson; 6...
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Alan J. Daw

September 2, 1926 - July 13, 2017

Alan J. Daw, 90, of Batavia, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017. He was born September 2, 1926 in Big Rock, IL, son of the late Hobart J. and Hazel E. Daw. He graduated from East Aurora High School in 1945. Alan served in the United States Navy and was stationed in Eniwetok Atoll Islands where the nuclear testing was held. He retired from Mooseheart as an electrician. He was a member of the...
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Richard Jamison

April 29, 1932 - July 10, 2017

Richard A. Jamison of Aurora, Illinois, born April 29, 1932, passed away on July 10, 2017 at the age of 85. He was born in Claypool, Indiana to Deverl and Thelma (Tucker) Jamison. Richard was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean war and was employed by AT&T for 33 years. He loved family, traveling, skiing and working in his yard. Loving husband of Ruthene (Howard) Jamison; father of...
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Richard A. Jamison

April 29, 1932 - July 10, 2017

Richard A. Jamison of Aurora, Illinois, born April 29, 1932, passed away on July 10, 2017 at the age of 85. He was born in Claypool, Indiana to Deverl and Thelma (Tucker) Jamison. Richard was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean war and was employed by AT&T for 33 years. He loved family, traveling, skiing and working in his yard. Loving husband of Ruthene (Howard) Jamison; father of...
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James W. Nichol

July 19, 1935 - July 9, 2017

James W. Nichol, 81, of Aurora, passed away on July 9, 2017 at Seasons Hospice. He was born July 19, 1935 in Chicago, the son of the late Joseph L. and Rita S. Nichol. Jim was a graduate of Marmion Academy. He was a longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Years later, he attended Holy Angels Catholic Church. Jim was employed for over 35 years at Commonwealth Edison and was a...
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Charles W. Warner

September 21, 1946 - July 7, 2017

Charles W. Warner, 70, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at Presence McAuley Manor. He was born on September 21, 1946 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, the son of William C. and Mabel Warner. Charles served his country in the U.S. Navy for 3 years. He worked at Cobra Electronics for 25 years and at Fist Student for 8 years. He loved all things electronic, especially computers, which he...
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Joan "Zoe" Chioles

March 24, 1931 - July 7, 2017

Joan "Zoe" Chioles, 86, of Aurora, passed away Friday July 7, 2017 at Seasons Hospice. She was born March 24, 1931 in Minneapolis, MN the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Vlahadames) Spear. Zoe was a Legal Secretary for many years for the States Attorney's Office in Kane County. She was a longtime member of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church. She is survived by her daughter,...
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Norma Jean Laurinas Lilley

December 10, 1928 - July 5, 2017

Norma Jean (Laurinas) Lilley, 88, of Plainfield, IL, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2017. She was born December 10, 1928 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Joseph and Minnie (Michalena) Laurinas. She was a devoted volunteer at The Aurora Historical Society prior to retiring to Florida with her husband, Sam, where they both volunteered many years at the Salvation Army. Norma is...
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Agatha Douglas

November 20, 1927 - July 5, 2017

Agatha Pitz Douglas, 89, of Aurora, was called home to heaven, July 5, 2017 to be with our Savior. She was born November 20, 1927, in Juniata, Nebraska, the daughter of the late John and Christina Pitz. At 4 ft 8 inches this humble woman was the rock and strength of her family. She had a generous spirit and was a mighty prayer warrior for anyone in need. With grace and joy she shared all...
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Norma J. Lilley

December 10, 1928 - July 5, 2017

A full obituary to be published at a later date. Memorial Service: Sunday July 9, 2017, 2:00 PM at Plum Landing Retirement Community's Chapel
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James L. Pike

October 14, 1939 - June 30, 2017

James L. Pike, 77, of Montgomery, passed away, Friday, June 30, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 14, 1939 in Aurora, son of the late Lyman and Sylvia Pike. Jim was united in marriage to Paula Morse on May 14, 1966 and had over 50 wonderful years together. After serving proudly in the United States Army, he came home and began working at Plante's Lawn Equipment...
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Rodney James Fair

March 5, 1968 - June 29, 2017

Rodney James Fair, 49, of Aurora passed away Thursday June 29, 2017. He was born March 5, 1968 in Aurora the son of John Fair Sr., and Ella (Horsman) Fair. Rodney graduated from West Aurora High School and from the University of Indiana with his degree in Business. He lived in Florida for many years, leaving behind many friends when he returned home to the Aurora area two years ago. He...
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Delbert "Pete" R. Podschwit

November 19, 1935 - June 28, 2017

Delbert "Pete" R. Podschwit, 81, of Aurora, born November 19, 1935 to John and Marie Podschwit, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on June 28, 2017. Pete was raised in Big Rock, IL and went to Big Rock High School. He attended Barber College and worked as a barber in Aurora for over 55 years. Pete had also been an active member of the Aurora Lions Club and the Big Rock...
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Jason Michael Skow

January 25, 1974 - June 26, 2017

Jason Michael Skow, 43, of Gold Canyon, AZ, formerly of Sugar Grove, IL, went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9:19 A.M. Jason was born January 25, 1974, the son of Jerry and Jo Ann Skow. He is now talking and walking with his twin brother, Joel. Jason was a sweet, loving and gentle young man with a beautiful smile and strong hugs. Jason is survived by his parents, Jerry and...
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Glenn C. Eggleston, Jr.

September 10, 1937 - June 26, 2017

Glenn C. Eggleston Jr., 79, of Morris, passed away on June 26, 2017. He was born on September 10, 1937, in Aurora, son of the late Glenn and Francis Eggleston Sr. Glenn was employed at All Steel and retired from Fermilab. He was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Mansfield, MO. He was also known as a man who could fix anything who put his skills to use helping friends and family. ...
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William C. Roeder, Jr.

February 27, 1935 - June 26, 2017

William C. Roeder, Jr. 82 of Sugar Grove, passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 at his home. He was born February 27, 1935 in Lima, Ohio, the son of the late William and Edna Roeder. From Ohio, Bill Jr. moved from Fort Wayne and Auburn, Indiana to Milwaukee Wisconsin, to Sioux City, Iowa. There he met and married Leslie [Tooter] Ewald on January 29, 1955. Soon thereafter, Bill enlisted in the...
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Lois H. Seifrid

June 6, 1919 - June 26, 2017

Lois H. Seifrid, 98, of Aurora, was reunited with her husband, Paul, and began her Christian eternal life on June 26, 2017. Lois was born to Lawrence and Elsie (nee Long) Boyd on June 6, 1919 in Aurora, IL. Lois was a faithful steward at Emmanuel Lutheran Church and later at Resurrection Lutheran Church both in Aurora. She and Paul were obedient to the Word in passing their faith onto their...
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Sophia Kavvadias

April 24, 1924 - June 25, 2017

Sophia Kavvadias, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, June 25, 2017. She was born on April 24, 1924 in Corfu, Greece the daughter of Nick and Alexandra Vlahos. Sophia was active at her church, St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her children, Nick, Manos (Laurie J.) and Tasia (Jonathan Philip Gainsford) Campbell; her...
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Hazel Plant

March 25, 1935 - June 22, 2017

Visitation Monday June 26, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at The Healy Chapel, Sugar Grove Click for Map and Directions Funeral Service Monday June 26, 2017, 11:00 AM at The Healy Chapel, Sugar Grove Click for Map and Directions Graveside Service Monday June 26, 2017 at Sugar Grove Cemetery Click for Map and Directions
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William Roger Morgan

March 23, 1940 - June 21, 2017

Beloved husband of Mary Morgan(nee Newberry) and loving father of William(Cheryl) Morgan, Michael(Lynn) Morgan, Sheri(Jeff) Golbeck, proud Grandfather of Michael, Wesley(Rachel), Julia, Angie, Cheyenne, Randy, Danny, Tony, Dustin and Vicki, dear brother of Eileen (the late Ed) Wheatley and Terry (Jan) Morgan. He is remembered warmly as Uncle Bill to numerous nieces and nephews, each one his...
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Patricia "Pat" Lynn Stonecipher

May 6, 1959 - June 18, 2017

Patricia "Pat" Lynn Stonecipher, 58, of Yorkville Illinois, passed away at home Sunday June 18, 2017. She was born May 6, 1959 in Aurora IL and lived her entire life in the area. She was the daughter of the late Jesse and Catherine (Lowe) Stonecipher. Pat was a 1977 graduate of Oswego High School. She was a friend of nature and loved all wildlife, with the exceptions of spiders and snakes...
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Donald G. Harner

February 19, 1924 - June 18, 2017

Donald G. Harner, 93, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017. He was born February 19, 1924 in Aurora, IL, the son of Samuel and Jessie (Greshaw) Harner. During his younger years he spent many hours on his Caterpillar tractor farming in the Aurora area. Even though he worked over 20 years at the Henry Pratt factory building values, he was still a farmer at heart. He served his...
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William J. "Billy" Martinez, Jr.

August 18, 1947 - June 18, 2017

William J. "Billy" Martinez Jr., 69, of Batavia, passed away Sunday June 18, 2017. He was born August 18, 1947 in Aurora to the late William and Marcelina (Munos) Martinez Sr. He was an avid fan of the Bears, Bulls and Cubs. He retired from the city of Batavia after 28 years of service. He leaves to cherish his memories his seven sisters, Katrina Martinez of Rochester, NY, Tanya Martinez,...
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Ann M. Blewett

August 8, 1928 - June 16, 2017

Visitation Monday June 19, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church Click for Map and Directions Funeral Mass Monday June 19, 2017, 11:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church Click for Map and Directions
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Donald R. Kelly

February 17, 1926 - June 13, 2017

Donald R. Kelly, 91, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Alden of Waterford, Aurora, IL. He was born February 17, 1926 in Stockton, KS, son of the late Charles and Mabel (Balderston) Kelly. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Don took advantage of the GI Bill and earned his Master's Degree in Engineering at Kansas State. He worked at Standard Oil for 36 years until...
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Jean E. Lander

October 3, 1927 - June 13, 2017

Jean E. Lander, 89, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday June 13, 2017. She was born October 3, 1927 in Aurora, IL the daughter of the late Alfred and Josie Beverly. Jean was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was a secretary for many years at Richard Wilcox Co. in Aurora. She was a life-long Cub fan. She loved her four-legged friends, Goldie, Toby and Tina. Jean is survived by...
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George Higashi

June 18, 1919 - June 4, 2017

Born: June 18, 1919 Place of Birth: Mitchell, NE Death: June 4, 2017 Place of Death: Aurora, IL Occupation: Farmer
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LeRoy Michael Konen, Sr.

June 20, 1925 - June 3, 2017

LeRoy Michael Konen Sr., 91 of Sugar Grove, passed away Saturday June 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by his children. He was born June 20, 1925 in Batavia, IL the son of the late Nicholas and Eva (Feltes) Konen. Leroy was united in marriage to Catherine C. VanHam in 1948, they built their own home on the family farm and raised five children. In 1968 the family farm was bought by Fermi Lab,...
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Joyce Podschwit

May 10, 1939 - June 1, 2017

Joyce Podschwit (nee Watson, Neukirch) of Aurora, IL, born May 10th, 1939 to Truman and Mae Watson, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on June 1st, 2017. Joyce was raised in Beebe, AR and went to East Aurora High School. She worked at West Aurora High School as a student service's office professional and retired as a secretary at Waste Management West in Batavia, Illinois. ...
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Irveda Cristella Foreman

April 27, 1932 - May 28, 2017

Irveda Cristella Foreman, 85, of Sugar Grove, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017. She was born April 27, 1932 in Brookfield, MO, daughter of the late Oval and Susie (Carter) Schreckhise. She was a caring and loving Mother to Cheryl (Jim) Bergmann, Rick (Kathy) Foreman, Deborah (Mike) Wilger, Angela (Brad) Reeverts, Susan Foreman and Ronda Foreman. We were each loved as if we were her only child....
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Jerome P. "Jerry" Hein

October 22, 1945 - May 27, 2017

Jerome P. "Jerry" Hein, of Aurora, IL, born October 22, 1945 to Raymond and Marie Hein, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Surviving are his loving wife Mary of almost 25 years; children, William Kain, Ginger (Steve) Langlois, Candace (Brian) Pierce, Vicki Mitchell, James (Ann) Kain. Grandchildren; Leon Hein, Shawna (Chris) Tutt - whom are...
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Susan Solfisburg Davis

September 23, 1945 - May 25, 2017

Susan Solfisburg Davis, 71, of Sugar Grove, Illinois passed away on May 25, 2017 at her home after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born September 23, 1945 in Champaign, Illinois to the late Roy and Edith Solfisburg. Susan graduated from West Aurora High School in 1963, Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 1967 with a B.S. in Education and later obtained a Masters Degree...
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Margaret "Maggie" Gordon Bastian

April 3, 1926 - May 24, 2017

Margaret "Maggie" Gordon Bastian, 91, of Batavia, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Michealsen Health Center. She was born April 3, 1926 in Aurora, Illinois. Margaret attended Aurora schools, graduating from East Aurora High School. She married Harold Bastian, Jr. on December 22, 1946 and was devoted to being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. ...
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Angel L. Figueroa

November 22, 1933 - May 19, 2017

Angel L. Figueroa of Aurora, Illinois passed away on May 19th, 2017. He was born November 22, 1933 in Coamo, Puerto Rico. Angel L. married Catalina Rivas in 1959. Angel L. Figueroa leaves behind a legacy of love, humility, character and his devotion to his wife, children and grandchildren. He is known for the passion he had for music, especially the typical "Musica Jibara" from Puerto Rico....
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Bernice M. (Jesman) Gregg

February 18, 1927 - May 19, 2017

Bernice M. (Jesman) Gregg, 90, of Anthem, AZ, formerly of Aurora, IL passed away on May 19, 2017. She was born February 18, 1927 in Aurora, IL. Bernice married Howard R. Gregg in 1947. He passed away in 2000. Bernice was known for her gardening skills and won a city gardening award while living on Betty Lane in Aurora. She loved sewing and collecting antiques. Bernice is survived by five...
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Donna M. Breyne

July 9, 1937 - May 15, 2017

Donna M. Breyne, 79, of Bristol, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born July 9, 1937 in Aurora, daughter of the late Charles and Corrine Engleman. She retired as Vice President from Anfinsen Plastic Molding and worked at Yorkville Public Library during her retirement. She enjoyed travelling, reading books and was a HUGE animal lover. Donna is survived by her children, Charles Breyne and...
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Donna M. Breyne

July 9, 1937 - May 15, 2017

Donna M. Breyne, 79, of Bristol, passed away Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born July 9, 1937 in Aurora, daughter of the late Charles and Corrine Engleman. She retired as Vice President from Anfinsen Plastic Molding and worked at Yorkville Public Library during her retirement. She enjoyed travelling, reading books and was a HUGE animal lover. Donna is survived by her children, Charles Breyne...
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Andre Glen Schindlbeck

December 8, 1974 - May 9, 2017

Andre Glen Schindlbeck, 42, of Sugar Grove died in his home after a short illness on Tuesday May 9, 2017. He was attended by his parents, Dick and Sharon Schindlbeck, plus a village of friends and family. Andre was preceded in death by his son, Trevor Joseph; his grandparents, George and Herta Schindlbeck, Glen and Elizabeth Bell, and Harold and Jane Nelson all of Aurora. He is survived...
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Andre Glen Schindlbeck

May 9, 2017

Andre Glen Schindlbeck, 42, of Sugar Grove died in his home after a short illness on Tuesday May 9, 2017. He was attended by his parents, Dick and Sharon Schindlbeck, plus a village of friends and family. Andre was preceded in death by his son, Trevor Joseph; his grandparents, George and Herta Schindlbeck, Glen and Elizabeth Bell, and Harold and Jane Nelson all of Aurora. He is survived by...
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Roberta M. Hauge

July 22, 1925 - April 30, 2017

Roberta M. Hauge, 91, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017.  She was born on July 22, 1925 in Morris, Illinois, the daughter of the late Austin and Agnes (Everson) Hauge. Roberta was a longtime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, which became Faith Lutheran Church.  She loved to play bingo, anytime and anywhere. Survivors include her siblings, Aldora Hextell, Marvin (Mary)...
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Roberta M. Hauge

July 22, 1925 - April 30, 2017

Roberta M. Hauge, 91, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017. She was born on July 22, 1925 in Morris, Illinois, the daughter of the late Austin and Agnes (Everson) Hauge. Roberta was a longtime member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, which became Faith Lutheran Church. She loved to play bingo, anytime and anywhere. Survivors include her siblings, Aldora Hextell, Marvin (Mary) Hauge...
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Mary Peck

October 30, 1939 - April 29, 2017

Mary Jane Peck, 77, of Sugar Grove, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. She was born October 30, 1939 in Joliet, daughter of the late Harlen and Jeannie (Mann) Painter. She enjoyed gardening, craft shows and spoiling the neighborhood children. Mary is survived by her children, Jeanne (Chris) Rowe and Tim (Sandra) Peck; grandchildren, Lindsey Rowe, Luke Rowe and Lauren (Chris) Merrill; great...
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Mary Jane Peck

October 30, 1929 - April 29, 2017

Mary Jane Peck, 77, of Sugar Grove, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017. She was born October 30, 1939 in Joliet, daughter of the late Harlen and Jeannie (Mann) Painter. She enjoyed gardening, craft shows and spoiling the neighborhood children. Mary is survived by her children, Jeanne (Chris) Rowe and Tim (Sandra) Peck; grandchildren, Lindsey Rowe, Luke Rowe and Lauren (Chris) Merrill;...
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Richard Lee McDuffee

April 18, 1931 - April 28, 2017

Richard Lee McDuffee, 86, of Aurora, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017.  He was born April 18, 1931 in Harter Township, IL, son of the late Walter E. and Edna (Thompson) McDuffee. He served in the US Army as a Ranger and received the Silver Star by President Truman and the Distinguished Service Cross by President Eisenhower. After the service, Richard received his Bachelor’s Degree...
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Richard Lee McDuffee

April 18, 1931 - April 28, 2017

Richard Lee McDuffee, 86, of Aurora, passed away Friday, April 28, 2017. He was born April 18, 1931 in Harter Township, IL, son of the late Walter E. and Edna (Thompson) McDuffee. He served in the US Army as a Ranger and received the Silver Star by President Truman and the Distinguished Service Cross by President Eisenhower. After the service, Richard received his Bachelor's Degree and began...
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Gabrielle Vargas

May 21, 2010 - April 25, 2017

Gabrielle “Gaby” Vargas, 6, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017.  She was born May 21, 2010 in Aurora.   She is survived by her parents, Miguel Vargas and Alyssa Zimmerman; grandparents, Jose and Maria Vargas; grandmother, Laurel Gable; siblings, Emileigh Vargas, Miguel Vargas Jr. as well as many aunts and cousins.   Visitation will be held on Monday, May...
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Gabrielle "Gaby" Vargas

May 21, 2010 - April 25, 2017

Gabrielle "Gaby" Vargas, 6, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017. She was born May 21, 2010 in Aurora. She is survived by her parents, Miguel Vargas and Alyssa Zimmerman; grandparents, Jose and Maria Vargas; grandmother, Laurel Gable; siblings, Emileigh Vargas, Miguel Vargas Jr. as well as many aunts and cousins. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 10 AM until...
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Thomas Kenneth Meagher

July 10, 1944 - April 19, 2017

Thomas Kenneth Meagher, 72, of Sugar Grove, passed away Wednesday April 19, 2017 at his home.  He was born in Chicago on July 10, 1944 to the late Robert and Mildred (Albert) Meagher.     He retired from Caterpillar Inc. after 41 years working for the company as an engineer.  He was an active member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Aurora.  Thomas was a past board...
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John P. Hunger

August 16, 1928 - April 19, 2017

John P. Hunger, 88 of Aurora, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  He was born on August 16, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the son of Clara Hunger.   John graduated from West Aurora High School in 1946, and then served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1946-1948.  John was united in marriage to Vera J. Christian on August 20, 1949.  He retired from the Burlington Northern...
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