Author Archives: Rick Koshko

Rosanne Bonini, 70

RRosanne Bonini, 70, of Ottawa passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at OSF St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bloomington, after a long illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, December 17 at St. Columba Church, with Reverend David Kipfer officiating. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery. There will be no…Read more »

Frances Marie Bapst, 92

SPRINGFIELD – Frances Marie Bapst, age 92, of Springfield, formerly of Ottawa, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17th at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home in Ottawa with Reverend Duane Kaufman officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Garden, LaSalle. Visitation…Read more »

Sandra Mitchell, 78

Sandra Mitchell, 78 of Naplate passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, December 22, 2019 from 11 am to 5 pm at the Naplate Village Hall, 2000 W. Ottawa Avenue. Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with cremation rites.…Read more »

Oglesby still working on comprehensive plan update

Oglesby is still working on updating its comprehensive plan. The plan in place now dates to 2009. The city’s planning commission has held two meetings so far to get input on updates. The third is Wednesday night (December 11) at 6:30 at Oglesby City Hall. People will be able to look at and talk about…Read more »

Betty Wise, 97

Betty (Gretencord) Wise, 97, of Marseilles was called to the Lord on December 9, 2019 at the LaSalle County Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 13 at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home with Father Ghislain Inai officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.…Read more »

Allen “Allie Q” Querciagrossa, 93

Allen F. “Allie Q” Querciagrossa, 93, lifelong resident of Marseilles, passed away October 5, 2019 in Florida. Memorial visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, December 14 at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at noon at the funeral home with Reverend Duane Kaufman officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery…Read more »

Teri L. Miskell, 57

Teri L. Miskell, 57, of Marseilles passed away Saturday, December 7, 2019 in her home. Memorial Services will be held at 1 pm, Friday, December 13 at Ottawa Funeral Home, with Rev. Duane Kaufman officiating. Visitation will be from 11 am to 1 pm, prior to services, at the funeral home. Burial will be in…Read more »

Thomas Schramm, 42

Thomas Schramm 1977 – 2019 Thomas Schramm, 42, of rural Ottawa died Monday morning, Dec. 9, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 13, at St. Patrick’s Church in Ottawa with the Rev. David Kipfer, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St.…Read more »