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Colbee Francisco, 38

OTTAWA – How do you write an ordinary obituary about an extraordinary man. On October 12, 2018 the world as we all knew it became a little more quiet and a lot less bright when our beloved husband, dad, son, grandson, brother, nephew, uncle, cousin, and friend, Colbee Francisco, took his last breath after experiencing…read more »

LaVerne Cheatham, 95

MARSEILLES – LaVerne Mae Cheatham, age 95, of Marseilles, passed away Sunday, October 14, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Marseilles. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Marseilles. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home in…read more »

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Mary Anne Minneci, age 95

MARY ANNE MINNECI OTTAWA – Mary Anne Minneci, age 95, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday morning, October 9, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Princeton, surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Reverend David M. Kipfer…read more »

Leo “Brud” Francis Kelly, 87

It is with great sadness that the family of Leo “Brud” Francis Kelly, 87, of Earlville, Illinois, announces his passing on October 7th, 2018. Visitation will be held at Schwarz Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 10th from 3:00-7:00pm. The funeral service will be held at Holy Cross Church in Mendota, IL on Thursday, October 11th…read more »

Antonino “Nino” Peter Polizzi, 84

Antonino “Nino” Peter Polizzi 1933-2018 Antonino “Nino” Peter Polizzi, 84, formerly of Oglesby and Lake Zurich, died on Monday afternoon, October 8, 2018 at his son’s home in Peoria. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Holy Family Church in Oglesby, with the Very Rev. Gary Blake,…read more »

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James Charles “Jim” Mustered, 85

James Charles “Jim” Mustered, 85, of Ottawa passed away peacefully Friday, October 5, 2018 at Turtle Flambeau Flowage in Springstead, WI. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am Friday, October 12, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Church with Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm, Thursday, October 11…read more »

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Brendon David Kuleck, 35

This isn’t your typical obituary but Brendon David Kuleck, 35 wasn’t the typical son, brother or friend. He lived his life full, full of love, laughs and knowledge. He was a giver a giver of big easy love. He touched so many and will continue to teach us about ourselves. Brendon was born in Peru,…read more »

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Larry Scott Kofoid, 64

Larry Scott Kofoid (Sgt. Retired U.S. Army), 64, of Berea, KY, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018 in Berea, KY. A Celebration of Life will be from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the American Legion Post 235 in Marseilles. A lunch will be served at 1 p.m. at the Legion. Larry was…read more »