Obituaries

Lyle Strobel

Lyle Strobel, 92

Lyle W. Strobel, 92, of Ottawa passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Illinois Veteran’s Home in LaSalle. Celebration of Life will be held from 3 to 5 pm, Sunday, August 18 at Ottawa Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park Shrine of Rest Mausoleum on Monday, with military honors. Lyle was born…read more »

Luke Penfield

Luke W. Penfield, 25

Luke W. Penfield, 25, of Ottawa passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019. Funeral Services will be held at 6 pm, Monday, August 19 at Ottawa Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 pm, prior to services, at the funeral home. Luke was born June 1, 1994, in Ottawa to Adam Penfield and Debra…read more »

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Donald A. Baron, 72

MORRIS – Donald A. Baron, age 72, passed from his earthly home and into his Heavenly home, where he was welcomed with open arms by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday morning, August 4, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at Joliet Area Community Hospice. Funeral services will be held 10:00A.M. Wednesday, August 7th…read more »

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Kathleen Heffley, 63

Kathleen (Jordan) Heffley 1956 – 2019 Kathleen (Jordan) Heffley, 63, of Cortland, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in De Kalb, Illinois. Funeral Services will be 6 p.m. Monday, August 5 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa with Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. prior…read more »

Mary Ann Willett

Mary Ann Willet, 86

Mary Ann Willet, 86, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday night, July 2, at OSF St Elizabeth hospital. My son, Ryan, stated it best, ” We watched one of the brightest lights in our life fade to dark.” She donated her body to Science and her wishes were for no services. Ottawa Funeral Home was in…read more »

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Natalie Ekdahl, 80

Natalie Ekdahl, 80, of Ottawa passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center. A Celebration of Natalie’s Life will be from 2 to 6 pm, Sunday, August 4 at the Wallace Fire Deptartment on Route 6. Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with cremation rites. Natalie was born March…read more »

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Herbert L. “Sonny” Hetrick, Jr., 78

Herbert L. “Sonny” Hetrick, Jr., 78, of Ventnor, NJ, passed away suddenly on Saturday, July 27. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 am, Sunday, August 4 at Ottawa Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held at 10 am, Sunday, at the funeral home, with Rev. Duane Kaufman officiating. Herb will be laid to rest…read more »

Elizabeth “Betty” Bentzel, 89

Elizabeth “Betty” J. Bentzel, 89, of Ottawa passed away Monday, July 29, 2019 at Ottawa Pavilion. Private family services will be held at a later date. Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.read more »