James “Buddy” Naughton, 79

James “Buddy” W. Naughton, 79 of rural Grand Ridge passed away Monday (October 14, 2019) at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 – 7 PM at the Grand Ridge Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:45 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 11:00…read more »

Jerome “Jerry” R. Waldron, 78

Jerome “Jerry” R. Waldron, 78 of Grand Ridge passed away Saturday (October 12, 2019) at Heritage Health, Streator. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 AM until 12 noon at the Grand Ridge Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday at noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Grand Ridge more »

Irene Donahue

Irene Donahue, 67

Irene Donahue, 67, of Ottawa, passed away Monday, October 7,2019, at Aperion Care Marseilles. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 15th at 3pm at Oakwood Memorial Park. A celebration of life will follow in Naplate, Illinois. Irene was born June 21, 1952, in Ottawa, IL, to Ralph Anderson and Emma Anderson .…read more »


Patricia A. (Neilsen) Mathieu

Patricia A. (Neilsen) Mathieu, 84, of Ottawa, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, October 11, 2019 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Ottawa. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, with Rev. David Kipfer, Pastor of the Ottawa Catholic Parishes, officiating. Burial…read more »

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Ronald D. Lowe, 85

MARSEILLES – Ronald D. Lowe, age 85, passed away October 10, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. A remembrance ceremony will be held at the American Legion in Marseilles on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Sherry Stevenson officiating. A celebration of life for friends and family will follow until 4:00 p.m.…read more »


Judy Lynn Zehrung, 59

Judy Lynn Zehrung 1960 – 2019 Judy Lynn Zehrung, age 59 of Ottawa, IL was taken home to rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, October 10, 2019. Funeral services will be at Grace Baptist Church at 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 16th, with her husband, Pastor Dave Zehrung officiating.…read more »

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Evon Eugene Towne, 67

Evon Eugene Towne, 67, of Marseilles, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 14th at Praise Center Assembly of God in Ottawa. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p. m.…read more »

Christina Miller

Christina A. Miller, 65

Christina A. Miller, 65, of Ottawa, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Pleasant View. Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, October 12, at St. Patrick’s Church with Rev. Walter Miller officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 pm, Friday, October 11 at Ottawa Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary…read more »