Obituaries

Beatrice Risvold, 95

Beatrice (Danner) Risvold 1925 – 2021 Beatrice C. (Danner) Risvold, 95, of Ottawa, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Pleasant View. Memorial services will be at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa. Beatrice was born on August 24, 1925 in LaSalle, to Benjamin and Henrietta (Frischauf)…read more »

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Jim Lamb, 76

James “Jim” Lamb 1944 – 2021 James Lamb, 76, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 on Tuesday, March 2, at Mueller Funeral Home, in Ottawa with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial will be…read more »

Mark Gretzinger

Mark Gretzinger, 62

Mark Gretzinger, 62, of Ottawa, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 16 from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm at the Ottawa Funeral Home, with military honors to follow. Burial will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be enforced.…read more »

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Wayne Leal, 68

Wayne Leal 1952 – 2021 Wayne Leal, 68, of Naplate, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at OSF St. Francis in Peoria. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Wayne was born on April 2, 1952 in Ottawa to Joseph…read more »

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Robert J. Svoboda, 59

Robert “Rob” J. Svoboda, age 59, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021. A public visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 14th at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home. Due to Covid restriction, masks will be required, social distancing must be observed and the number of people in the building will be monitored. A…read more »

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William “Bill” Zellers, 90

William “Bill” Zellers 1930 – 2021 William “Bill” Zellers, 90, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at his home, surrounded by loved ones. Private services will be held at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa, with Rev. David Ufkes, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Park. Bill…read more »

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Pat Hess, 63

Patricia “Pat” Lyn Hess, age 63, of Ottawa, was called home on Monday, February 8th, 2021, after an extremely short battle of fast-growing stage 4 cancer and spinal fluid infection. Cremation Rites have been entrusted to the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. A Celebration of Pat’s life will be held at a later date. Memorials…read more »

Marguerite Wheeler

Marguerite “Marge” Wheeler, 88

Marguerite “Marge” (Maloney) Wheeler of Ottawa, age 88, passed away on December 20, 2020 at Ottawa Pavilion. A memorial mass will be held at 10 am, Friday, February 12 at St. Francis Church. The Rosary will be said at 9:30 am, prior to services, at the church. Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted…read more »