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Theodore Robert Wilkinson Jr, of Jackson, TN, formerly of Yorkville, died peacefully on Feb. 14, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. Theodore was born in Spartanburg, S.C. on June 1, 1943. the first born child of Theodore Wilkinson, Sr and Vrrginia (Ellenburg) Wilkinson.
Theodore was known to family and friends as Ted, or by his childhood nickname, Butch. Ted made family his first priority. He married Marianne Coakes on Oct. 20, 1962 and they began the adventure of life together, and soon, the joy of parenting their three sons and one daughter.
During those busy years, Ted built a successful career as a real estate broker in Kendall County, and in 2004 he was named Realtor of the Year for the Aurora Tri County Association of Realtors.
He also found time to pursue hobbies of hunting and trap shooting, and to serve in his community. He was a life member of the Loyal Order of Moose, a past president of the Yorkville Lion’s Club. He served for 20 years as a volunteer firefighter with Bristol-Kendall Fire Department.
Every Christmas season for 25 years, Ted pulled out his red suit, and with his Mrs. Claus by his side, he brought Christmas joy to hundreds of children. Ted and Marianne made the jolly couple come to life in homes, in libraries, at Special Olympics events, for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and for the children of Hesed House in Aurora.
Ted and Marianne retired to Jackson, TN where they joined Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Even in death, Ted continued give to others with the gift of sight through organ donation.
Ted is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marianne (Coakes) Wilkinson and his children and grandchildren, Scott Wilkinson and wife Sandra, children Connor, Madison, and Savanna; Michael Wilkinson and wife Lynda, son Zackery and wife Renea, and children Dakota and Noelle; Michele Wilkinson and son Tyler; Christopher Wilkinson and wife Tracy, children Ashlee, and Noah; his sister Vickie Donohoe; brother Russell Wilkinson and wife Peggy; sister Linda Simmons and husband Ron; sister Mary Wehrs and husband Greg.
He was preceded in death by his parents Theodore Wilkinson Sr. and Virginia (Ellenburg) Wilkinson, and by his sister Bonnie Johnson.
A Celebration of Life Service was held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Jackson, TN.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, March 28 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2505 Boomer Lane, (Route 47 and Cannonball Trail) Yorkville. Visitation will be at 9 a.m. with the service to start at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers the family invites you to honor Ted with a donation in his name to the West TN Healthcare Foundation, Kirkland Cancer Fund, 620 Skyline Dr. Jackson, TN 38301.
Marion Charlotte Guthrie, 99, died on March 18, 2015 in Roscoe, IL. Marion lived in Chicago, Prospect Heights and Yorkville and Elkhorn, WI. She was born on May 4, 1915 in Chicago, the daughter of Charles H. and Martha (Hansen) Lenske.
Marion was united in marriage on June 17, 1939 in Chicago to Ronald B. Guthrie until his passing in June of 2002.
Marion is survived by daughters Marilyn Lester, Betty (Thomas) Ross, Nancy (Donald) Dwyer; grandchildren Andy, Cinda (Henri), Amanda (Chris), Adam (Megan); great-grandchildren Quinn, Cooper, Kellar, Blake, Rocelyn.
She was preceded in death by husband of 63 years Ronald Barker Guthrie; parents Charles and Martha Lenske; and sister Gladys Lenske Schwaber Binder.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 3 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St. in Yorkville. Private interment at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Chicago.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 630-553-7611 or www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com
Patricia Ann Twait, 86, of Ottawa formerly of Sheridan, died Friday morning, March 20, 2015 at Ottawa Pavilion. Patricia was born July, 25, 1928 in Ottawa to William A. and Eva (Edgcomb) Hossack.
She married Manley Robert Twait Oct. 28, 1950 in Ottawa. Manley died Sept. 10, 2006.
Before retirement she had worked many years at the A&P Grocery Store and Sears Department Store in Ottawa.
She is survived by her sister, Carol Hossack of Ottawa; a niece, Karen Reyes of Corpus Christi, TX; several nephews including Robert (Deborah) Twait of Millington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Manley; her brother, William Hossack and a niece, Deborah Hill.
Cremation services were by the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd in Sheridan. Inurnment of cremains will be at a later date at the Sheridan Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Sheridan Volunteer Ambulance, 405 N. Bushnell St, Sheridan, IL. 60551.
Anthony “Tony” F. Jacobson, 55, of Plano, died after a valiant fight with cancer on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora. He was born on Sept. 20, 1959 in Aurora, the son of James A. and Jane (Cummings) Jacobson.
Tony went to school and grew up in Plano. He was employed by Coffman Truck Sales in Aurora. Tony enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing with his buddies and his family. He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and an avid Chicago White Sox Fan. One of his special loves was raising his nephew Brice.
Tony is survived by his mother, Jane Jacobson of Plano; his sister, Rebecca Dawn (Roy) Steeves of Yorkville; his brother, James A. Jacobson Jr. of Plano; his nephews, Anthony Brice (Andrea) Jacobson and Mike (Tina) Benson and children, Collin and Austin; his nieces, Krissy (Brent) Daggett, and children, Noelle, Mady, and Luke, Kelly (Nick) Farnsworth, and children, Tyler and Cassidy, and Nicole (Erick) Ponce DeLeon, and children, Lexi, Emily, and Bella; as well as his extended family, cousins and many special friends that meant so much to him.
He was preceded in death by his father, James “Jake” A. Jacobson Sr.; and his daughter, Lindsey Dawn Jacobson.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, March 23 at the First Lutheran Church of Plano, 200 N. Center St., with Rev. Bruce Booher officiating. Interment followed in the Millington-Newark Cemetery in Millington.
In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 630-552-7211 or www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com
Cecilia McNelis of Plano, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Aurora.
Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 27, at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1010 W. South St., Plano. Friends may visit from 3 p.m. until the Hour of Service on Friday at the funeral home in Plano.
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Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 630-552-7211 or
Eduardo Duran, 21, of Oswego, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. He was born June 21, 1993 in Winfield.
After high school he went to Barber School to become a barber.
He is survived by his parents, Felipe and Rosa Maria Perez Duran; two brothers, Luis and Uriel Duran both of Oswego; maternal grandparents, Luis and Otilia Perez of West Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Fidel and Amparo Duran.
Visitation was heldSunday, March 22 at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 S. Douglas Rd. Oswego. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, St Anne Catholic Church, 551 Boulder Hill Pass, Oswego. Burial was at Risen Lord Cemetery in Oswego, IL.
For additional information 630/554-3888 or www.dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com
Larry G. Hargis, 71, of Morris, died March 16, 2015 at Countryside Care Center in Aurora. He was born July 18, 1943 in Macomb, IL.
He retired from Caterpillar in Joliet after 36 years of service as an electrician.
He is survived by his children, Cindy Baylor, Sandy (Carlos) Garcia, Larry Hargis and Jennifer (John) Graf; his siblings, Helen (Bruce) Johnson, Gladys (Jerry) Hall, Nancy Hall, and Elbia (Joyce) Hargis; and 12 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by parents, Elbia Curtis Hargis and Marie Maxine Hargis (nee Mercer) and sister, Linda (Dewey) Blocker.
Memorial to be private.
In lieu of flowers, send donations in Larry’s name to Presence Mercy Hospital. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 630-820-2828.
Linda Sue Nagy 64 of Earlville, died on March 18, 2015 at her home. She was born on Nov. 21, 1950 in Ottawa, the daughter of Arnold and Lucille (Harold) Whitecotton.
She married Alex Nagy on Aug. 22, 1968 in Plano. They spent the next 46 years together.
Linda was employed by Sandwich Rehab and Healthcare for 33 years. She enjoyed home decorating. Her biggest joy was her family.
She is survived by her husband Alex Nagy of Earlville; her three daughters, Jodie (Mike) Beverage of Sandwich, Laura (Mark) Shaffer of Earlville, and Sandra (Jeff) Hemasillo of Chicago; four grandchildren and five great grandchildren, two sisters; Shirley Roach of Cleburne, TX. and Beverly Malkey of Earlville; two brothers Ralph (Audrey) Whitecotton of Plano, Richard Whitecotton of Tonica FL, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Roberta Whitecotton, and Mary Gerard; three brothers, Robert, William, and Jack Whitecotton.
According to Linda’s wishes there will be no funeral services. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Arrangements by the Beverage Family Funeral Home Sandwich.
Patricia Ann Campbell Walker, 86, died Friday, March 6, 2015 in her home in Teton Village, Wy. Family had surrounded her in the days preceding her death.
Patricia was born June 30, 1928 in Oswego, to the to the late Allan Calderwood Campbell and Margaret Helene Jessup Cherry.
She graduated from the University of Illinois where she excelled as a student and enjoyed being a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. It was at the University of Illinois she met the love of her life, Howard Lee Walker.
Howard and Patricia were married on Sept. 1, 1950 in Oswego and were married for 63 years. They raised their three children together, Melissa Ann, Mark Howard and Thomas Campbell. Patricia was a devoted mother who believed her children could do anything. Howard, Patricia and their family moved frequently throughout the U.S. and Patricia worked diligently to make each new city ‘home’ and keep their family close.
Patricia worked with disadvantaged youth in a number of capacities including as a volunteer in the Chicago court system and as a guardian ad litum in Miami, Florida. She had a huge impact on the lives of many children over the years, helping to ensure their safety and stable home life. An active member of the Presbyterian Church throughout her life, Patricia served as a member of the session and Sunday school teacher for many years while living in Minneapolis, Houston, Chicago, Basking Ridge (NJ) and Miami.
Patricia loved spirited competition, particularly on the tennis court or over a game of bridge. She had a deep appreciation and love of music, theater, literature, politics, the arts and good wine. Patricia was a devoted reader who enjoyed lively conversations. Her love of vanilla ice cream was a particular testament to her character and personality — simple, tasteful and classic.
Patricia is survived by her daughter, Melissa Ann Walker and partner Chris Heim of Wichita, KS; son, Mark Walker and his wife Karen of Jackson, WY; daughter-in-law Linda Walker of Miami, FL; grandchildren Kristin Walker of Jackson, WY; Tiffany Walker of Denver, CO; Mark Walker, his wife Brittany and son Charles of Lake Forest, IL; Tim Walker of Chicago; Keith Walker of Jackson, WY and Hayley Walker of Jackson, WY.
Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Howard, parents, and son, Thomas Campbell Walker.
Services will take place Saturday, April 11 at 3 p.m. at Wheatland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery in Plainfield.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, Voices for Children Foundation in Miami, FL or to the charity of your choice in her name.
Arrangements are by the Dunn Family Funeral Home,1801 Douglas Road, Oswego.
Nancy W. Rossi, 52, of Studio City, Ca., formerly of rural Morris, died Tuesday morning, March 17, 2015 at her parent’s home in Saratoga Township with her loving family by her side. Born February 26, 1963 in Chicago, she was the daughter of Stanley and Alberta (Johnson)Larson.
She graduated from Morris Community High School with the Class of 1981. Later she graduated from barber school and when she moved to California, attended Azusa Pacific University where she majored in music.
She married Michelle “Mic” Rossi on March 19, 2011 in Studio City, Cal. Nancy was a professional nanny for several families in the Los Angeles area and had her own photography business.
Survivors include her husband, Michelle “Mic” of Studio City; her mother, Alberta of Morris; two brothers, Pastor Steve (Kristi) Larson of Morris and Jonathan of Kankakee; four nieces, Anna (Patrick) VandenBos, Jodi (Mark) Johnson, Sarah Larson and Kelli (Ramon) Diaz; one nephew, Seth Larson; nine great nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Preceding her in death was her father, Stanley on Sept. 4, 2011.
She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. Nancy enjoyed doing arts and crafts, costume designing and loved music. She was a fun aunt and very committed friend. She was a committed Christian who shared her faith with everyone she knew.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 24 at Grace Lutheran Church in Morris with Pastor Steven Heilmann and her brother, Pastor Steve Larson officiating. Interment followed in Saratoga Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday at the church. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.
Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris was in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700 or sign the private online guestbook at
Randy S. Quigley, 60, of Cortland, died Thursday, March 19, 2015 at his daughter’s home in Yorkville. He was born Oct. 19, 1954 in Aurora.
He is survived by three daughters, Traci Quigley of Yorkville, Amber (Jose) Loera of Cortland, Stephanie (Jason) Lopez of Aurora; a son, Matthew of Aurora; eight grandchildren; his mother Anna nee Hernandez Quigley of Aurora; five sisters, Cathy (Pete) McCoy of Batavia, Jane (Jack) Wiete of Aurora, Sandy (Mike) Alexander of Oswego, Debbie (Jim) Gares of Benton, IL, Brenda Rodriguez of West City, IL; two brothers, Kenny (Denise) Quigley of Aurora, David (Linda) Quigley of Harmon, IL, also many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Deborah nee Kuchmek Quigley, son Steven Quigley, father Robert L Quigley and brother Robert “Bob” Quigley.
A gathering of family and friend was held on Tuesday, March 24 prior to the funeral service at Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 Douglas Road, Oswego. Cremation wasfollowed by burial at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to The Quigley Family (made payable to Dunn Family Funeral Home) P.O. Box 665 Oswego, IL 60543-0665.
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Sophie L. Wagner, 85, of Plainfield, died March 18, 2015 at Season’s Hospice in Naperville. She was born April 18, 1929 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Bernard and Stephanie nee Motyka Dziedziak.
She was the mother of Glenn E. (Shelley) Wagner, Susan M. (David) Niedzielko, Sally A. (James) Bassett, and Thomas E. (Patti) Wagner; grandmother of Lisa Patterson, Kevin Wagner, Allison Scigalski, Steven, Michael and Robert Bassett, James, Christopher and Katy Wagner; step-grandchildren, Gretchan, Shelby and Anthony, and great-grandchildren; sister of Walter Dziedziak and sister-in-law to Leo Marks.
She was preceded in death by her husband Edward G. Wagner who died Nov. 1, 2013, sisters, Josephine (John) Zadrozny, Anne (Edward) Paska, Mary (Frank) Michalski, Helen (Andrew) Kozak, Rose Marks, Jean Dziedziak and brothers Frank (Jean) and Stanley Dziedziak.
Visitation was held on Friday, March 20, at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 S. Douglas Rd., Oswego.
Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, March 21 at St. Anne Catholic Church, 551 Boulder Hill Pass, Oswego, IL 60543.
Burial followed at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, IL.
Memorials or In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Anne Catholic Church for Masses.
For additional information 630-554-3888 or www.dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com