R. William “Bill” Shute, 61

R. William “Bill” Shute 1957 – 2019 R. William “Bill” Shute, 61, of rural Ottawa, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa, with Rev. Cheri Stewart, Pastor…read more »

Doris Jorgenson

Doris E. Jorgenson, 82

Doris E. Jorgenson, 82, of Marseilles, formerly of Bartonville, IL passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019 at home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, April 19, 2019 at Ottawa Funeral Home, with Rev. John Walker officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 to 1:00, prior to services, at the funeral home. Burial will…read more »

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George C. Hupp, Sr.

George C. Hupp, Sr. of Haines City, Florida, formerly of Ottawa, Illinois, died at home on March 21, 2019. A memorial service will be held at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home in Ottawa on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 5 p.m. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion Post 33 Veterans Group Honor Guard. Visitation…read more »

Rich Gretencord

Richard Gretencord, Sr., 76

Richard Gretencord Sr., 76, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at Morris Hospital. Funeral services will be 6:00 Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Ottawa Funeral Home. His visitation will be 3:00 – 6:00, three hours prior to services, Thursday at Ottawa Funeral Home. He will be buried in Ottawa Avenue Cemetery at a…read more »

Eileen McGrath

Eileen McGrath, 90

Eileen “Ivis” McGrath, 90, of Ottawa, IL, passed away Sunday March 24, 2019 at Pleasant View. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00, Saturday March 30, 2019 at St. Columba Church with Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Visitation will be 4:00 – 7:00 pm Friday with prayers at 3:45 at Ottawa Funeral Home. Burial will be…read more »


Robin B. Forsyth, 67

Robin B. Forsyth 1951-2019 Robin B. Forsyth, 67, of Ottawa passed away on January 15, 2019, with his wife at his side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, in the Chapel at Oakwood Memorial Park in Ottawa with the Rev. Duane Kaufman, officiating.…read more »


Grace Marie Reichert, 79

Grace Marie Reichert 1939 – 2018 Grace Marie Reichert, 79, of Ottawa, died Monday morning, March 25 at the Ottawa Pavilion. Graveside services will be on Friday, March 29 at Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago. Arrangements are through the Mueller Funeral Home. Grace was born and raised in Chicago’s far north side. After receiving her college…read more »

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William Nagy, 67

OTTAWA – William R. Nagy, age 67, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home with Pastor John Todd officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Memorial Park with…read more »