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Charles Turner
Charles E. “Chuck” Turner, 87, of Sandwich died Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion in Sandwich. He was born Aug. 28, 1927 in Hopkinton, IA, the son of Edward and Ella (Sherrer) Turner.
He married Naomi Wortham in 1957. He later married Bernita Eichmeier on Sept. 29, 1990 in Bensenville. Chuck was a member of the Plano American Legion. He owned and operated Carpetile in Plano for 47 years. Chuck was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during the end of WWII and the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Bernita Turner of Sandwich; two sons, Steve (Norma) Turner of Yorkville and Ron (Linda) Turner of Underhill, VT; two daughters, Cynthia (Wayne) Shumaker of Elburn, and Michelle (Jeff) D’Aleo of Lagrangeville, NY; 12 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Sharon (Paul) Klein of The Villages, FL, Roxanne (Dennis) Ratkovich of Lynwood, and Lenita AuBuchon of Glen Ellyn; one stepson, Gary Ogrodny of Indiantown, FL; five step grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; one brother, Phillip (Arlene) Turner of Clinton, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Naomi, two sons, Earl and N. Michael, three sisters and two brothers.
Visitation was held Sunday, April 12 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk. A Celebration of Life was held during the visitation. Private burial was at Northville Cemetery in Sheridan.
Memorials in his honor may be directed to Plano American Legion Post 395.
For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to
www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com
815-498-2363

Violet Jones
Violet Jones, 90, of Aurora, died Monday, April 6, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville. She was born March 4, 1925 in Wyoming, IL the daughter of the late Charles and Verda nee Mix Elliott.
Violet is survived by three sons, Albert (Kathy) Jones of Mount Vernon, IL, David (Joyce) Jones of Big Rock, Casey (Sara) Jones of Plano; three grandchildren, James Parrish, William Morton and Timothy Jones, four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Albert “Casey” Jones and daughter Crystal Morton.
Graveside services were held on Friday, April 10 at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora.
Memorials may be directed to the Jones Family P.O. Box 665 Oswego, IL. 60543.
Arrangements by Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 Douglas Road Oswego.
For additional information 630-554-3888 or www.dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com

David Kimes
David Lee Kimes, 65, of Aurora, died on March 31, 2015 in North Carolina. He was born on Nov. 28, 1949 in Aurora, the son of Donald and Wanda (Harthan) Kimes.
He is survived by his mother, Wanda (Richard) Forrestal of Aurora; his father, Donald (Fern) Kimes of Bryant, AR; his brother, Barry (Susan) Kimes of Yorkville; his sister, Lisa Hahn of Yorkville; his Uncle, Bill Harthan of Punta Gorda, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Earl and Ruth Harthan; and his paternal grandparents, Opal Lloyd and Ray Kimes.
A Memorial Service was held on Monday, April 13 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St., Yorkville. Interment was private.
Vistation was held prior to the service on Monday, at the funeral home in Yorkville.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 630-553-7611 or www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com.

Betty Wendling
Betty J Wendling, 90, of Oswego died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville. She was born Feb. 15, 1925 in Kendall County, the daughter of the late Floyd and Marion nee Poss Hartman.
Betty was a former president of the Montgomery School PTA and she served as the water clerk for the Village of Montgomery for 17 years. She enjoyed square dancing, bowling, gardening, picking strawberries and canning tomatoes.
Betty is survived by her husband, Allan (whom she married on Sept. 13, 1947 in Wheaton); two sons, Larry (Ann) Wendling of St Paul, MN, Gary (Penelope) Wendling of Oswego; four grandchildren, Lisa Wendling, Sara Sondermann, Matthew (Kirsten) Wendling and Laura Yoo.
She was preceded in death by a sister Shirley Hartman and brother Clifford Hartman.
Visitation was held Friday, April 10 prior to the funeral service at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 Douglas Rd., Oswego. Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora.
For additional information 630-554-3888 or www.dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com

Walter Hanson
Walter “Wally” Hanson, 66, of Morris, died Wednesday afternoon, April 8, 2015 at Morris Hospital. Born Feb. 27, 1949 in Joliet, he was the son of Noble and Margaret (Alsvig) Hanson.
He graduated from Newark High School with the Class of 1967. He married Janice Englert on Oct. 12, 1968 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Morris. They lived most of their married life in Sheridan and Morris.
For 30 years he was employed as an inspector at Caterpillar Tractor Company in Aurora.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janice; two sons, Timothy (Teri) Hanson of Valparaiso, Ind. and Tracy (Cheryl) Hanson of Batavia; four grandchildren, Katie, Nick, Luke, and Aidan Hanson; two brothers, Richard (Joyce) Hanson of Morris and Jerry (Judy) Hanson of Yorkville; one sister, Joan Ruelas of Nevada; several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in were his parents and one brother-in-law, Michael Ruelas.
He was a member of the Newark American Legion Post.
Wally was an avid Newark basketball fan, enjoyed fishing, traveling and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris . Inurnment will follow in West Lisbon Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.
For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700 or sign the private online guestbook at
www.frulandfuneralhome.com.

Adel Hadi
Adel Antonia Hadi, 93, died peacefully on Monday morning, Feb. 16, 2015 at Senior Star Memory Care in Romeoville. Adel was born in Hungary in 1921, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferenc Bontay.
Adel was married to Jeno on Aug. 3, 1944 until his passing on Aug. 2, 2008.
Adel thought teaching methods at a teacher’s college in Hungary, was a cost accountant in Canada and at Fiat Allis in Northbrook, Ill. After retirement, Adel and Jeno moved to Ocean Ridge, Fla.
Adel enjoyed swimming in the ocean, camping, needlework, crossword puzzles and playing solitaire. Her biggest joys were her family and friends.
Adel is survived by her two daughters, Agnes (Ron) Beauregard and Esther (Bruce) Jamison; three grandchildren, EJ (Sherri) Hunyadi, Julie Valdes and Sarah (Jason) Copeland, and five great grandchildren, Kevin, Gelli, Katie, Brendon and Lincoln;
A sister, Valeria Riedlmayer of Chicago, preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew the Apostle in Romeoville. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Oswego.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or donations may be made to St. Andrew the Apostle in Romeoville for Masses.
Arrangements handled by the Cremation Society of Illinois (800)622-8358.

Suzanne Weimer
Suzanne Holaday Lane Weimer, 77, of Sugar Grove, died on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at home. She was born July 3, 1937 in Columbus, Ohio, the only daughter of Robert E. and Mary (Hauptman) Holaday.
She began her college training at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where she also belonged to the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Suzanne received her bachelor of science in education at Northern Illinois University in June of 1972 and began her teaching career of 21 years for District 303 in St. Charles, spending 18 of those years serving Lincoln School. This was a job she dearly loved.
She was a member of the Baker Memorial Methodist Church where she was active on the administrative board, served as a youth group advisor and was a member of the Ruth Circle for over 30 years. She served as a den mother for Troop 119 at Lincoln School. Suzanne was also a member of the Imperial Glass Club, 20s-30’s-40’s Depression Glass Club of Chicago, the Big Rock Historical Society, the Auroraland Auto Restorers Club, the National Crosley Club and the Sugar Grove Historical Society, where she taught history of the area to third graders from John Shields School for many years.
Suzanne was united in marriage to Paul G. Weimer on July 23, 1983 at Baker Memorial Methodist Church and after 11 years in St. Charles moved to their country home in Sugar Grove. Once in Sugar Grove, she became active in the English Congregational United Church of Christ serving on the administrative board, the Willing Workers and various Ministry groups.
Suzanne is survived by her husband, Paul G. Weimer; her son, Stuart Lane III and his daughters, Victoria and Heather Lane; her son, Stephen (Pattie) Lane and their daughters, Maggie, Emma and Olivia; her stepdaughter, Linda (Michael) Weimer Lister and her daughter, Rosie and her stepson, Brian Weimer and his daughter, Jami.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her youngest son, Scott Holaday Lane.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, April 14 at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove Her services were held on Wednesday, April 15 also at the funeral home. Interment was at Garfield Cemetery in St. Charles.
Memorials may be directed to the English Congregational U.C.C., 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock, IL 60511 or your local chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.
For further information call 630-466-1330 or visit www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.

Dan Hirn
Daniel J. Hirn Jr., 58, of Yorkville,died Friday, March 27, 2015 at his home in Yorkville. He was born May 20, 1956 in Flint, Mich. the son of Daniel J. and Virginia M. (Stewart) Hirn, who preceded him in death.
He was a retired 35-year veteran from the Air Force Reserves, and a member of Yorkville Congregational Church.
Though confronted with much negativity in his life, Dan never stopped smiling, caring and loving. He was a light of joy in the darkest of times.
He is survived by two daughters, Jacqueline L. Hirn and Jamie L. Hirn.; three sisters, Mary (Jim) Walker of Redlands, CA, Jane Hirn of Grand Blanc, MI and Ann (Aran) Kessler of Valparaiso, IN; four brothers, James (Rebecca) Hirn of Bad Axe, MI, John (Michelle) Hirn of Simi Valley, CA, Paul (Debra) Hirn of St. Joseph, MI and Patrick (Ann) Hirn of Vail, CO; and 18 nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Yorkville Congregational Church; 409 Center Parkway; Yorkville, with Pastor Mark Gregory officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation the Dan Hirn Memorial Fund. All donations will used to establish college funds for his daughters, Jackie and Jamie. Donations can be made in person or mailed to: Castle Bank, 109 W. Veterans Parkway, Yorkville, IL 60560
To sign the online guestbook go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com

Joan Sheffer
Joan L. Sheffer, 73, of Oswego, died suddenly Thursday, April 8, 2015 at her home. She was born March 2, 1942 in Aurora.
Joan was a lifelong Aurora area resident and graduated from Madonna High School. She retired from Caterpillar after over 30 years of service. She loved animals, traveling but most of all spending time with her beloved family and dear friends.
She is survived by her son, Brian (Erika Larson) Sheffer of Yorkville; two stepchildren, Pam Olson and Scott (Tracie) Sheffer; eight grandchildren; Skyler, Bree, Jessie, Jake, Danny, Erick, Andrea, Gina; five great grandchildren; a brother, Kent (Sharon) Catich of North Aurora; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Gertrude (Mateas) Catich; a daughter, Terri Sheffer and a stepdaughter, Dee Stockham.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 13, from The Daleiden Mortuary to Blessed Sacrament Church; Fr. Max Lasrado officiated. Interment was private.
Visitation was held Sunday, April 12, at The Daleinden Mortuary, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora, IL. 60506. (630) 631-5500.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Kendall County Animal Shelter, 802 W John St, Yorkville, IL 60560.
Visit www.daleidenmortuary.com to sign the guest book or leave condolences.

Reinhart Hessler
Reinhart Hessler, 86, of Oswego died Monday April 13, 2015 at Jennings Terrace in Aurora, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 13, 1928 in Aurora, the son of John and Caroline (Emeritz) Hessler.
He served in the United States Air Force. He was employed by Illinois Bell and AT&T for over 35 years. He enjoyed gardening, coaching softball at Emmanuel Lutheran School, hockey, but his biggest passion was playing the guitar with his family-formed band The Sun Valley Ramblers, which played live on the Aurora radio station in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. He was a gold card carrying member of the musicians union local 181 for over 35 years. Growing up, he was a member of the Slew Foots and attended Aurora East High School, where he played center for the football team, and was proud to be a Tomcat. He was a lifetime member of the Montgomery VFW and the Third Ward social club.
He is survived by his wife, Norma of nearly 60 years, a son Ralph; grandsons Jason(Agnes) and Steven Hessler, a great , Jonathan; and daughter-in-law, Karen Hessler Gholson.
Reinhart is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Edmund (the late Laura), Arnold (the late Vickie), a sister Miranda Dohrmann, and a son, Reinhart Joseph (Karen), many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Family will be receiving guestsFriday, April 17 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway, Montgomery. Funeral service will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Aurora at 10 a.m. Interment will be at St. Paul Cemetery, Montgomery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Emmanuel Lutheran Church appreciated.
For directions and guestbook
www.dieterlememorialhome.com Dieterle Memorial Home 630-897-1196

Jerry Boram
Major Jerry Donald Boram, US Army (Ret.), 71, of Salado, Texas died Wednesday, April 2, 2015 at St. David’s Hospital in Georgetown, Texas after battling cancer.
He was born May 7, 1943 in Humphreys, Mo. to Harold and Mae (Smith) Boram. He graduated from Oswego High School before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. Upon completion of his enlistment, he attended and graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in business. He ultimately forged his career as an officer serving in the United States Army where he retired in 1988 as the Directorate of Combat Developments, Threat Management Division, Fort Gordon, Ga. He then continued his career in the defense contracting profession traveling the globe supporting military actions and training. In his retirement years, he work part-time for Stratsburger Enterprises/7-Eleven in Belton, TX.
He enjoyed outdoor projects, watching sports and old western movies, but his favorite times were spent with family and fishing on the bay.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Judy of Salado, TX; his children, Laura Garris and her husband Ray of Seattle, WA; Russell Boram and his wife Jeanne of Menomonee Falls, WI; David Boram and his wife Stephanie of Houston, TX; and Doug Boram and his wife Monica of Round Rock, TX; his seven grandchildren Jack, Ella Rose, Cole, Lexi, Brett, Bryce, and his grandson expected later this month; his two brothers Eugene Boram and wife Donna of Morriston, FL and Verlin Boram and his wife Marilyn of Glennville, GA; and 10 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Harold Boram and mother Mae McNanna.
Visitation was held Monday, April 6 at Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628. The funeral celebration was Tuesday, April 7 at Faith Lutheran Church, 4010 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX 78628 with the burial service at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery, 11463 SH 195, Killeen, TX 76542.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church Building Fund or the Wounded Warrior Project.

Ruth Ann Forister
Ruth Ann Forister, 77, of Plano, died on Friday, April 10, 2015 at her home. She was born on Dec. 7, 1937 in St. Louis, MO the daughter of John and Holly (Kiel) Rollins.
She is survived by her daughter, Robyn (Randy) Braun of Millbrook; her sons, Glenn Forister of Plano and John Forister of Oswego; her grandchildren, Jessica, Alyse, Skye, and Taylor; her great grandchildren, Caden, Charli, Ava, Joseph, and Daisy; and her brother, John Rollins of St. Louis, MO.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Holly Rollins; and her brother, Darwin Rollins.
Funeral Services were held on Monday, April 13 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St., Yorkville. Interment was private.
Visitation was held prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Memorials in Ruth Ann’s name may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home and Crematory, 630-5553-7611 or
www.NelsonFuneralHome.com

Charles Myler
Charles J. Myler, 83, of Aurora, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on April 6, 2015. He was born on June 20, 1931 in Ottawa, to John Myler and Mary Hart Myler.
After graduating from Ottawa High School at the age of 16, he attended Catholic University in Washington, D.C. It was there that he developed his love of philosophy under the guidance of his uncle, the Right Reverend Monsignor Charles Hart, for whom he was named. After graduating, he obtained his law degree at Georgetown University Law School. Charlie became very interested in politics while at Georgetown and running an elevator in the Senate Office Building. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1955.
Charlie was drafted into the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Counter Intelligence Corps and learned Romanian. He was sent to Nuremburg, Germany during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and spent two years working in refugee camps.
Upon his discharge from the Army in 1958 he came to Aurora to practice law with the firm of Sears & Streit. In 1960 he joined Clarence J. Ruddy to form the firm of Ruddy & Myler. After Clarence’s retirement in 1985 Charlie became the senior partner in the firm known as Myler, Ruddy (Philip) and McTavish (Alex), along with partner Richard G. Larsen. He was appointed to the United States Bankruptcy Court Panel of Interim Trustees in 1978 and served in that capacity until 2013 when he retired.
As a young man, Charlie enjoyed Alpine skiing and owning and piloting his own private planes. He also collected fine art and fine wines. He had a great knowledge of and appreciation for classical music and supported many musical organizations. He and Kay greatly enjoyed world travel during their marriage.
When Charlie’s daughter, Jennifer, was born in 1971 with Down Syndrome, he co-founded the Fox Valley Special Recreation Association. He served on the Special Rec board for over 30 years, serving as president several times. He was appointed to the Fox Valley Park District board of trustees in 1978, serving on that board for 30 years and as its president for one term. He also served on the Fox Valley Park District Foundation board until his death.
In 1975 Charlie was the driving force behind the formation of the Illinois Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Authority, a group dedicated to the rights of persons with disabilities. He was a member of the Kane County,and American Bar Associations.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Kay; his daughters, Jennifer of Aurora and Kathe (Mark) Makoui, and his granddaughters, Hannah Rose and Sarah Abigail Makoui, all of Montgomery, his sister, Mary Margaret Russo of Rhinebeck, NY, one niece and five nephews, 18 great-nephews and great-nieces, his first cousin, the Hon. William T. Hart of Chicago, first cousin Denis Hart of St. Louis, his stepchildren, Richard Gee, Jon Gee (Becky), and Diane Gee Taylor (Tim), by step-grandchildren, Adam Gee, Damon Dombeck and Dylan Dombeck, his mother-in-law, Wilma Stark, and by his brother-in-law, John Stark (Yanzi).
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Rocco Russo.
Visitation was held at Healy Chapel, Sugar Grove, Thursday, April 9. Burial was private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Fox Valley Special Recreation Association, 2121 W. Indian Trail Road, Aurora, IL, 60506, or to the Fox Valley Park District Foundation, 101 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, IL 60506.
A memorial luncheon to celebrate Charlie’s life will be held at Orchard Valley Restaurant, 2411 W. Illinois Ave., Aurora, on Saturday, April 18, beginning at 11 a.m.
For further information, call 630-466-1330 or visit www.healychapel.com .

Clara Jackson
Clara L. Jackson (nee Hageman), age 97, a lifelong resident of Naperville, died Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility in Naperville.  She was born Oct. 5, 1917 in the Hobson House on Hobson Road in Naperville.
Clara was the daughter of the late Herman and Anna Hageman. She grew up on the Hageman family farm on Route 34 in Naperville and attended Granger School on Route 34 and State Route 59. In addition to being a housewife, she worked many years at Fredenhagen Ice Cream Factory in Naperville. Clara was an active life member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Naperville.
Clara loving sewing, baking, dancing and especially flower arranging, taking prizes at the Wheatland Plowing Match, Kane and Sandwich Fairs as well as the Big Rock Plowing Match. As a woman of her time, Clara was proud to have plowed at the Wheatland and Big Rock Matches.
Clara always had patience and time for everyone. She was a kind and generous person that cherished friendships and family. She always kept a diary of day to day special events that many people take for granted.
She is survivied by her daughter, Eilleen Jackson of Naperville, her sister, Bernice (the late Ken) Yeater of Westmont; a sister-in-law, Arlene (the late Leslie) Schaal of Joliet and nieces and nephews, Larry H. (Norene Bunger) Hageman (also her godson) of Rochelle, Daniel (Sue) Yeater (also her godson) of Plano, Randal (Mary Jo) Yeater of Westmont, Glen (Kim) Yeater of Westmont, Carol Ann Schaal of Oak Lawn, Gary (Rose Mary) Burmaster of Diamond, IL and Janice (John) Haywood of Wilmington. Clara was an great-aunt and great-great-aunt of ten and leaves a host of other relatives and friends.
Clara was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, LaVerne W. Jackson on April 27, 2001; her parents, Herman and Anna (nee Gress) Hageman; her siblings, Dorothy A. (the late Arthur) Staffeldt, Delbert H. (the late Beverly) Hageman and an infant sister, the late Maybelle Hageman. She was a sister-in-law to the late Frances (the late Kirk) Burmaster. She was also preceded in death by a wonderful Christian friend, William “Bill” Schoen.
Visitation was held Monday at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. and Tuesday prior to services at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1190 Olesen Dr., Naperville. Rev. Matt Mimlitz officiated.
Interment was in Naperville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1190 Olesen Dr., Naperville, IL 60540, www.naperstjohnucc.net , (630) 961-9942.
For information, call (630) 355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com 

Clifford Gordon
Clifford A. Gordon, 79, of Marengo, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Centegra Hospital in Woodstock. He was born on Dec. 5, 1935 in Niles Center, IL the son of Clifford E. and Ruth A. (Butow) Gordon.
Cliff was united in marriage on July 30, 1956 to the former Miss Ruth M. Spaak and they spent the next 58 happy years together.
Cliff is survived by his wife, Ruth M. Gordon of Marengo; his children, Sandra Stone of Yorkville, Darlene (John) Nall of Machesney Park, IL, Ronald (Paula) Gordon of McHenry, Steven (Ronda) Gordon of Zion, and Donald Gordon of Marengo; his nine grandchildren; his seven great-grandchildren; his five brothers, Roy (Geri) Gordon of Loves Park, Duane (Jan) Gordon of Pueblo, CO, Kenneth (Patricia) Gordon of Cary, Philip Gordon of Cary, and William (Anita) Gordon Marengo; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Ruth Gordon; his son-in-law, Kenneth Stone; his sister, Marie Gordon; and brother, Richard Gordon.
A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, April 14 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St. in Yorkville, with Pastor Michael Neel officiating. Interment followed in the Elmwood Cemetery in Yorkville.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 630-553-7611 or
www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com

Willie Webb
Willie L. Webb, Jr., 81, of Aurora died surrounded by his family on April 12, 2015 at his home. He was born on Dec. 19, 1933 in Forest City, Ark. the son of Willie and Birdie (Nichols) Webb, Sr.
Willie retired from Hawley Products later known as Armco Steel after 30 years of service. He was a lifelong devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church in Montgomery serving as song leader, deacon, treasurer and Bible leader amongst other duties through the years. He loved his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Maxine E. Webb; daughters, Brenda Webb, Tammy (Randy) Peterkort and Joan Becker, grandchildren, Brittany (Eddie) Brooke, Timothy John Becker, Genesis (Matt) Madigan, Kairsta (Ryan) Richert and Kelsi Becker and fourgreat-grandchildren; his brother, Jim (Sandee) Webb and sisters Imogene (J.W.) Altman, Marie Hula, and Sue Mullen.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Donald and John Webb.
Family will receive guests on Thursday, April 16 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery. Funeral service will be on Friday, April 17 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.
Memorial Contribution can be made to the family for a memorial that will be established.
630-897-1196
www.dieterlememorialhome.com

Carolyn Baker
Carolyn J. Baker, 90, of Morris, formerly of rural Minooka, died early Friday morning, April 10, 2015 at Morris Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 16 at 11 a.m. at Plattville Lutheran Church with Rev. Bret L. Reedy officiating. Interment will follow in Seward Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris.
Born Aug. 7, 1924 in Joliet, she was the daughter of Charles and Esther (Thompson) Borghi. She graduated from Joliet Township High School. She married George Baker on Aug. 31, 1952 in Joliet and they lived all of their married life in rural Minooka.
Surviving is one daughter, Deborah (Stephen) Smith of Erie, Pa.; one sister, Dorothy Taylor of Pekin and one sister-in-law, Jean Jacobson of Portland, Oregon.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband in 2002.
She was a member of the Plattville Lutheran Church.
Carolyn enjoyed needle work, sewing and watching the Chicago Cubs.
Memorials may be given to the Plattville Lutheran Church or American Cancer Society.
For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700 or sign the private online guestbook at
www.frulandfuneralhome.com.

Stanley Thompson
Stanley O. Thompson, 96, of Yorkville, died on Monday, April 13, 2015 at Jennings Terrace. He was born March 14, 1919 in Morris,the son of the late Oscar A. and Elsie J. (Shepherd) Thompson.
Stanley served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He retired from Burlington Northern Railroad after many years of service. Stanley was a longtime member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his sons, Gary O. Thompson and Bruce D. (Linda) Thompson and granddaughters, Andrea and Allison Thompson.
Stanley was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian (Mathre) Thompson and his brothers, William, Milton and Earl Thompson.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 15, until the service at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 1233 Douglas Rd., Montgomery. Interment will be at West Lisbon Cemetery.
Arrangements by The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60506.
For further information call 630-897-9291 or visit www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.