Obituaries

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Barbara Goetsch, 87

Barbara A. (Raymond) Goetsch 1933 – 2020 Barbara Goetsch, 87, of Ottawa passed away Friday, Nov. 20, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at St. Patrick Church in Ottawa with the Rev. Gary Caster, Parochial Vicar, officiating. Burial will follow…read more »

William “BJ” Elias, 52

William “BJ” J Elias, 52, of Streator passed away Thursday, November 19, at OSF St. Josephs Medical Center, Bloomington Following cremation, a private family service will be held at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Public graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 25 at 3PM at Riverview Cemetery.read more »

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Helen L. Gaston, 101

Helen Louise Gaston, 101, of Ottawa, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Aurora Medical Center in Kenosha, WI. A private service will be held on Thursday at the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum at Oakwood Memorial Park, with Rev. Carolyn Lukasick, Pastor of Epworth United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow the service. Arrangements…read more »

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Richard J. Cieski Sr., 89

Richard John Cieski Sr., age 89, of Seneca, Illinois, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the Illinois Veterans Home in LaSalle, Illinois. Private family memorial services and visitation will be held at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home in Ottawa. Entombment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Richard was born December 19, 1930 in…read more »

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Michael Leal, 72

Michael J. Leal, 72, of Ottawa, passed away November 15, 2020 at Morris Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon on Friday, November 20 at St. Columba Church. A walk-through visitation will be from 10 am to noon, prior to services, at the church. Due to CDC and local guidelines, masks and…read more »

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Angela Jewett, 84

Angela Jewett 1935 – 2020 Angela Jewett, 84, of Ottawa, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Ottawa Pavilion. There will be a memorial service held at a later date. The Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa has been entrusted with the arrangements. Angela was born on November 16, 1935 in Shumway, IL to Clarence…read more »

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Gregory Pratt, 56

Gregory Pratt 1964 – 2020 Gregory Pratt, 56, of Rockford, formerly of Ottawa, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at Amberwood Care Center in Rockford. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday November 20, 2020 at Calvary Baptist Church in Ottawa, with Rev. Robert Johnson, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at Ottawa…read more »

Venzeno “Jim” Ligori, 83

Venzeno “Jim” A. Ligori, 83 of Streator passed away Saturday November 14, 2020 at Bromenn Hospital, Normal. A visitation will be held Friday from 3 – 6 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 6 PM at the funeral home. with social distancing being followed and masks being worn.read more »