Obituaries

Ralph W. Nelson, 85

Ralph W. Nelson, 85, of Ottawa passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at his home. Arrangements are pending through Ottawa Funeral Home.read more »

Lorraine M. Gaefcke, 92

Lorraine M. Gaefcke, 92 of Streator passed away peacefully on Thursday November 26, 2020 at the home of her daughter Sally. A visitation will be held Saturday December 5th from 11AM until 12noon at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held at noon at the church with social distancing being followed and…read more »

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Michael Szott, 87

Michael Szott 1933 – 2020 Michael Szott 87, of Oglesby, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, November 17, 2020 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Due to State of Illinois guideline restrictions, a celebration of life will be planned for the spring of 2021. Until then, all are encouraged to wear a mask. Arrangements…read more »

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Marcia Little, 90

Marcia Lou Reed Little, age 90, of Ottawa, Illinois walked into the arms of her Lord and Savior on the morning of November 11, 2020 while at home surrounded by her children and grandchildren. A one hour visitation will be held at Gladfelter-Roetker funeral home starting at 10:00 am Saturday, November 21 with a funeral…read more »

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Lois Peterson, 95

Lois E. (Tuftie) Peterson 1925 – 2020 Lois E. Peterson, 95, of Ottawa, passed away on November 15, 2020 at the Ottawa Pavilion. In accordance with her wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Lois was born to Theodore J. and Myrtle E. (Kirkus) Tuftie…read more »

Joan M. Jacobs, 90

Joan M. Jacobs, 90, of Aurora, formerly of Seneca, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020. Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.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 »