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Dianne Stewart
Dianne Lee Stewart, 71, of Yorkville, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Season’s Hospice, Naperville. She was born June 3, 1943 in Aurora, the daughter of Lawrence and Carolyn (Knutson) Leifheit.
Dianne was united in marriage Sept. 1, 1962 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Yorkvilleto David Lee Stewart and they spent the next 52 happy years together. Mrs. Stewart was a member of Au Sable Grove Presbyterian Church in Yorkville. Dianne loved spending time with her five grandsons.
Dianne is survived by her husband, David Stewart of Yorkville; her children, Heather (Jack) Westphall of Yorkville and Tod (Cindy) Stewart of Yorkville; her five grandsons, Cory and Tyler Westphall, and Levi, Seth, and Brayden Stewart; her brother, Craig (Jeanne) Leifheit of Yorkville; brother-in-law, Ron (Linda) Anderson of Newark; as well as a niece, several nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Carolyn Leifheit; her son, Jason Stewart at birth; her father and mother-in-law, John and Dorothy Stewart; and sister-in-law, Sally Anderson.
A Funeral Service was held Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Au Sable Grove Presbyterian Church, 5021 Wheeler Rd, Yorkville, with Pastor Betty Weidert officiating. Interment followed in Au Sable Grove Cemetery, Yorkville.
Visitation was held Monday, Dec. 15, at Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St., Yorkville. Visitation was also held prior to the service Tuesday at Au Sable Grove Presbyterian Church.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (630)553-7611 or

Barbara Brown
Barbara Elaine Brown, 74, of Montgomery, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at her residence in Montgomery. She was born Nov. 6, 1940 in Wilmington, DE the daughter of the late William D. and Audrey F. Smart.
Barbara is survived by her husband Charles R “Charley” Brown Sr.; her sister, Sandra (Raymond) Krett; her children, Charles R (Tamara) Brown Jr., Robert D Brown, Craig A. (Kimberly) Brown, Cynthia (Larry) Ledger; grandchildren, Quinn Brown, Madison Brown, Dustin Kearns, Ryker Brown, Carissa Brown, Morgan Brown, Evan Brown, Grifen Brown, Kyrsten Ledger, Dylan Ledger; Great Grandchildren Jayce Petersen, Ayden Kearns, Tucker Kearns.
She was preceded in death by her son Kevin M. Brown and daughter-in-law Dawn R. Brown.
A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. until a memorial service at 11:30 a.m. at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 Douglas Road Oswego.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
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Richard Shermer
Richard Glen Shermer Sr., 78, died Dec. 11, 2014. Richard graduated from Somonauk High School, DeVry Technical Institute, and Roosevelt University with a Bachelors degree in Production Management. He retired in January of 1999.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 57 years, Dorothy (Abens) Shermer; his three children, Terry (Steve) Hankins, Debby Shermer, and Richard Shermer, Jr.; his grandchildren, Lisa (Mike) Tekautz, Hannah (Eric) Zellmer, Victoria Shermer, Jacob Shermer and Andrew Shermer; his great grandchildren, Antonio, Ella, Owen, Austin, Giovanni, and Gunner, and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Robert and Mildred Shermer, and his brother Dr. Robert Shermer.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 13 at Burkhart-Eighner Funeral Home in Sandwich with Dr. Ron Sauer officiating. Visitation was held prior to the service. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery Sandwich.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Plano Bible Church Mission Fund or Sky Lodge Christian Camp (in Montello, WI).
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Steven Plum
Steven Plum, 48, of Montgomery died unexpectedly on Dec. 9, 2014. He was born on Jan. 18, 1966.
He is survived by his parents, Karen and Allen Coonley of Montgomery; his siblings, Monica (Sam) Smith (Brooke, Timothy) of Oswego; Bobby (Sue) Plum (Krystal, Robert) of Montgomery; Nicole (Dave) Plum of Montgomery; his aunts, Nancy Lynn of Sandwich and Margie Davis of Williamsport, Pa. and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Plum Sr. and his grandparents.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Dec. 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Downer in Aurora.
His body has been donated to Biological Resources.
Donations may be made to the family.

Jacqueline Mosk
Jacqueline Mary Mosk, 66, of Oswego, died in her home surrounded by family on Nov. 26, 2014.
She was born Sept. 20, 1948 in Harvey, Ill.
Jacqueline brought love and compassion to everyone who knew her. She always carried the love for her family into her professional work. Initially as a registered nurse in charge of several new born nurseries to her work with special needs children.
She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist Naperville.
She is survived by her mother, Virginia Kramer Boeman; husband Michael Mosk (whom she married on Sept. 12, 1970 in Flossmoor); a son, Christopher Mosk; daughter, Sarah Mosk; daughter-in-law, Samantha Bell and grandchild, Finn Little Bell Mosk; a sister, Sandra Haggerty and two brothers, Russell and Richard Boeman.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18 from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 S. Douglas Road, Oswego.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donors choice.
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Donald Bennett
Donald Lee Bennett, 78, of Yorkville, died on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora,. He was born on February 14, 1936 in Sterling, IL, the son of William E. and Anna (Waistroski) Bennett.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (630)553-7611 or

Brian Turck
Brian William Turck, 43, of Oswego, died suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. He was born Jan. 22, 1971 in St Cloud, MN.
Brian had been employed as the comptroller of Automated Logic in Lisle.
Brian is survived by his wife, Lois Evelyn nee Walli Turck, (whom he married on May 29, 2004 in Lake Geneva, WI.); a daughter, Alexandra Turck and son, Brandon Turck, both at home; his parents, Gary and Kerry Turck of Roy, UT; two sisters Julie (Wayne) Gipson of West Point, UT, Kathie (Steve) Valentine of Clinton, WI; in-laws Henry and Lynne Walli of Schaumburg; two sister-in-laws Arlyne (Tom) Sanders of Goodlettsville, TN, Nancy (Ed) McVay of Schaumburg, brother-in-law, David (Pam) Walli of West Chicago; also several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother Gregory Turck.
Visitation was held Wednesday, Dec. 17, at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 Douglas Road, Oswego, IL. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Philip Schurman officiating.
Visitation will also take place on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 1:00 p.m. until the 2 p.m. funeral service at the Johnson-Huggland Funeral Home in Litchfield, MN.
Burial will take place at the Lake Ripley Cemetery in Litchfield, MN.
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Darlene Gletty
Darlene Carol (LaBolle) Gletty, 84, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. She was born at her parent’s home on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, 1930 in Somonauk, the daughter of Roy and Florence LaBolle.
Darlene grew up on a farm with her family, and beloved horse Billy, on 150 acres of uncut timber just south of Somonauk. She and James Gletty, Jr. met in high school. She graduated from Somonauk High School with the Class of 1948 and worked briefly as a telephone operator prior to marrying Jim. After graduating Jim and Darlene began dating and were married just six months later on March 10, 1951. Once married, her job as a wife, homemaker and mother-of raising boys to men and girls to women-was the most gratifying and worthy profession of her life. She was proud and felt extremely blessed to have been a farmer’s daughter and a farmer’s wife where she learned the full meaning of love, integrity and freedom.
Her passion was her husband, children and traveling. Weekends usually found Jim and Darlene either touring Amish communities in Arthur or off to a tractor show in an adjoining state. In earlier years, Darlene bought Jim a BMW motorcycle which they would spend weekends riding far and wide searching for antiques. Jim and Darlene loved spending all of their free time together along with their beloved dog, Coco. Darlene could lose all track of time when she was reading. She was a great cook and could bake scrumptious pies, cookies and cakes, but would rather go out to dinner if at all possible. Darlene loved going to Chicago to the Art Museum, plays and to continuously expanding her children’s minds to the world and to the culture of Chicago. Darlene was spiritual, a free spirit and a realist who accepted events and situations as they really were and dealt with them in a practical way. She was quoted saying, “You are only as happy as your saddest child.” Darlene was very wise and also optimistic. She was a best friend and champion of her adult children, and a kind and extremely generous person. Darlene found the innocence of joy in all that she did and in doing that, she was able to create a world of unconditional love and compassion for all of her family.
She is survived by her husband of close to 64 years, James J. Gletty; their four children, Nancy Olson, Michael (Linda) Gletty, Christi (Larry Dean) Gibson and David (Kim) Gletty; eight grandchildren, Jacob (Esmeralda) Olson, Katie (Scott) Gletty-Syoen, Ryan (Maegan) Gletty, Hilary (Patrick) Milott, David (Tracy) Gibson, Cameron Gibson, Graham (Katie) Gletty and Griffin Gletty; ten great grandchildren, Olivia, Ethan and Alexander Olson, Eliyanna Olson, Ella and Violet Gletty-Syoen, Jack and Wyatt Gletty, Kaitlyn, Madeline and Ian Gibson and Avery Gletty; one sister, Betty (Bill) Westbrook; one granddaughter-in-law, Melissa Olson; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog, Coco.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Andrew Olson; two sisters, Hazel Nelson and Barbara Sebby; one brother, Roy LaBolle, Jr.
Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 19 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Somonauk with Rev. William C. Weidenbach, Jr. officiating. Graveside services will be private. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 19 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb, IL 60115 or St. John’s Lutheran Church for the Oaks Indian Mission, 235 S. Green St., Somonauk, IL 60552.
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Genevieve Ross
Genevieve Mae Ross of Oswego, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. She was born in Oswego Township the daughter of the late Charles and Velva nee Olmstead Heriaud.
Gen was a lifelong member of the Oswego Presbyterian Church, Lorraine Chapter 70 Order of the Eastern Star, Oswego American Legion Post 675 Auxillary, Oswego Women’s Club, 19thCentury Club and the Kendall County Retired Teachers Association.
Genevieve attended the Wormley Country School and graduated from East Aurora High School. Upon graduation she attended Joilet Junior College and received a business degree. During World War Two she worked for the Secretary of Defense in a classified division. After raising her family she resumed her career with field enterprises where she achieved the position as district manager, it was through this position she had the pleasure of meeting Sir Edmund Hillary and Astronaut Neil Armstrong.
She was the owner/operator/broker of Ross Real Estate in Oswego. Gen and Ralph owned a home in Colorado which she enjoyed every summer for many years.
Genevieve enjoyed her Bible study, golf, gardening, bridge, and was a beautiful seamstress. She never met a stranger and had an active social life.
Gen is survived by two daughters, Cynthia (Dennis) Schoger of Buena Vista, CO, Mary Ann (George) Bucari of Lavonia, GA; son, Jeff (Marcea) Ross of, Lake Zurich, IL; eight grandchildren Deanna (Kevin) Schoger-Nolan, Denise (Victor) Adan, Carolyn (David) Tinker, Margaret Bucari, Lawrence (Gale) Bucari, Elizabeth Bucari, Jennifer (Wayne) Walters, Jeffrey (Kendall) Ross; thirteen great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Ross, sister Ethel Butler, two brothers Raymond and Earl Heriaud.
Visitation will take place on Friday, Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at noon at the Oswego Presbyterian Church, 1976 Route 25, Oswego. Burial will be at the Oswego Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the Wayside Cross Rescue Mission, 215 E. New York St., Aurora, IL 60505 or the Kendall County Food Pantry.
Arrangements by Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory of Oswego.
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Julie Joyazz
Julia Anne Joyazz, 32, of Sandwich, formerly of Panama City, FL, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at Loyola Medical Center in Chicago. She was born on May 12, 1982 in Aurora, the daughter of Dwight Wissel and Christine Molnar.
Julie was a very loving and caring person who always put others before herself.
She is survived by her mother, Christine Michaud of Sandwich; her sister, Destiny (Ramon) Loza of Aurora; her nieces, Heaven, Tahi, and Anna; her nephew, Jesse; her step-father, Marcel Michaud of Panama City, FL; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; as well as her cats, Marbles and Gizmo.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dwight James Wissel; her sister, Diana Lee Molnar; her paternal grandparents, Helen and Max Wissel; and her maternal grandparents, Delores and John Molnar.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, Dec. 17 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St., Yorkville, with Father Bob Conrad officiating. Interment followed in the Elmwood Cemetery in Yorkville.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Dec.16, at the funeral home in Yorkville.
Memorials in loving memory of Julie may be directed to her family.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 630-553-7611 or

Richard Provenzano
Richard Provenzano, 77, died peacefully Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, in the comfort of his home. He was born in Oak Park, IL on February 28, 1937.
He was a plumber by trade and was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union 501. He built a beautiful home in Lake Geneva, Wis. with his then wife, Nancy Wrablik Provenzano, where they lived for over 20 years. They retired to Mesa, AZ, but then returned back to his home state of Illinois to be close to his children. Once retired he enjoyed spending his time at flea markets looking for collectible toys, and had great passion for buying and restoring classic cars.
Richard is survived by his five children, Steve, Rick, Gina (Paul), John (Cherie), Martha (Ben); his five grandchildren, Richie, Ashley, Christina, John, Gianna and Angelina; his sister, Cathy (Michael) and his brother, Carl.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Florence (Giaconi) Provenzano and his daughter, Mary.
Visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 11, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 1101 N. 23rd Ave. Melrose Park, IL 60160 until time of Mass. Following Mass a chapel service was held at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove. For further information, call 630-466-1330 or visit to leave an online condolence.

James Sullivan
James F. Sullivan, 72, of Montgomery, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. He was born May 13, 1942 in Chicago, the son of the late James F. and Ethel E. nee Saari Sullivan.
Jim served his country honorably during Vietnam Conflict with the US Navy. He was a member of the Oswego American Legion Post 675.
Jim is survived by his wife Cindy (whom he married on Nov. 25, 1983 in Plano); two daughters, Rebecca (Robert) Garcia of Montgomery, Catherine Sullivan of Melrose Park; two sons, Robert Sullivan of Melrose Park, Michael (Linda) Sullivan of Hudson, OH; nine grandchildren Robert, Matthew, Emma, Isabelle and Alejandro Garcia; Amanda, Madison, Ryleigh and Cooper
Visitation will be on Friday, Dec. 19, from 11 a.m. until the funeral service with Rev. Stanley Motley officiating at 2 p.m. at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 Douglas Road, Oswego, IL. Burial will take place at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora.
Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, 143 First St., Batavia, IL
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Steven Jacobson
Steven E. Jacobson, 62 of Newark, died on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 4, 1952 in Aurora, the son of Donald and Virginia (Edwards) Jacobson.
Steve was united in marriage on Jan. 29, 1977 in Aurora to the former Miss Ann Dornan and they spent the next 37 happy years together.
Mr. Jacobson was employed for 40 years by Aurora Blacktop.
Steve is survived by his wife, Ann Jacobson of Newark; his children, Laurie (Chad) Stacks of Sandwich, Kim (Ken) Smith of Sandwich, George Six of Ottawa, and Michael (Michelle) Six of Ottawa; his eight grandchildren, Jessicah, Jonathan, Ashley, Courtney, Kyle, Morgan, Alex, and Bailey; his three great-grandchildren, Jackson, Alaina, and Andrew; his brother, Jeff (Sandra) Jacobson of Herrin, IL; his sister, Diane Loomis of Coebum, VA; also his uncle, Fred Edwards of Wilmington, IL; a forever daughter-in-law Melanie Six; and a sister-in-law Kathy Day.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Virginia Jacobson; and his sister, Cheryl Green.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m on Friday, Dec. 19 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 N. Bridge St., Yorkville. Interment will be private.
Friends may visit from 4 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18 at the Funeral Home in Yorkville.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 630-553-7611 or

William Cote
William Cote of Punta Gorda, FL, formerly of Illinois, died Nov. 27, 2014. Bill was born in Grant Park, IL June 27, 1932 to Henry and Bernice Cote. He graduated from Momence High School in 1950. While at Momence High School, he was an honor student and outstanding football player.
He attended Illinois State Normal (Illinois State University) where he received his BS and MS in science and education. He was a doctoral student in immunology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, but due to the sudden death of his major professor and the closing of the immunology lab, he was unable to complete research for the doctoral degree. Later he earned a doctorate degree in school administration and public finance from Loyola University, Chicago. He also did post graduate study in finance and statistics at the University of Chicago. Bill was a US Navy veteran, after completing two years at the Navy Medical Research Unit 4 where he did research on flu vaccines.
Bill had a 40-year career in education, which included teaching AP biology, and chemistry, serving as Department Chairman of Science at several large suburban high schools in the Chicago suburbs. He wrote a $35 million grant from the state of Illinois for the building of Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park, and the expansion of two other high schools in the school district. He spent four years as Director of Research and Finance in the Educational Service Region of Cook County, which included public school districts in the suburban area plus the City of Chicago schools.
He was a staff consultant to the Illinois Senate and served on the Illinois Governor’s Task Force on School Finance. During this time, he and two professors from Illinois State University authored and passed into law the school aid formula for funding secondary schools in Illinois. This formula is still used today.
After retiring from a 40 year career in education, Bill was elected to the Kendall County Board, He served two four year terms and was chairman of the Finance Committee. During this time he worked to build a new courthouse, a new health building and an expansion of the Public Safety building. He also wrote two grants one for $1.5 million from the State of Illinois and one for $2.3 million from the National Park Service to completely restore the 1864 Kendall County Historical Courthouse and also supervised the restoration. Bill was also a member of Kendall County Historical Society serving as president for two years. Bill was active in the Good Shepherd Methodist Church in Oswego, serving on many committees including finance.
In 2004 Bill and his wife became permanent residents of Punta Gorda Isles, Punta Gorda, FL. After Hurricanes Charlie, Jean and Frances, Bill became the financial officer of the Isles Yacht Club and worked for 30 months to help finance and build the new clubhouse.
Bill also served on the Board of Directors and Treasurer for the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center, the Visual Arts Center’s 50 year Steering Committee, the Village of Punta Gorda Historical District Committee and the Finance Committee of the First United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Bernice Cote, Momence, IL; two sisters, Linda Jarvis of Lake Village, IN, Mary Allen, Loveland, CO, his in-laws, Les and Mabel Martin, Oswego, and niece, Jody Klinefelter, LaSalle, IL.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Pat Cote, Punta Gorda; his two sisters, Pat Johnson, Kankakee, IL, Suzie (Eugene) Fedderson of Grant Park, IL; his brother-in-law, Les (Martha) Martin, Sun City, AZ; his sister-in-law Barbara Hutchinson, Venice, FL; many nieces and nephew including Mark (Mary Claire) Klinefelter and family LaSalle and Janet (Patrick) Higgins and family Geneva, and many grand-nieces and nephew from Florida, California, Illinois and Connecticut.
Bill’s memorial service will be held Jan. 17 at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be given to Tidewell Hospice, 1158 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952, First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or the donor’s choice.

Naomi Fauth
Naomi E. Fauth, nee Hamilton, 96, died peacefully Dec. 14, 2014 at Jennings Terrace in Aurora.
Naomi was born on May 16, 1918 in Aurora, where she lived her entire life. She was a manager at Neumode Hosiery for 25 years, and worked at Colonial Drugstore after her retirement.
She married Robert J. Fauth on Dec. 15, 1937, and they enjoyed many years of traveling and social activities together until his passing in 1992. Her greatest joy was her family and she looked forward to weekly, and highly competitive, Yahtzee games with her friend Larry.
Naomi was the oldest baptized member of Trinity Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her sons, Robert (Charlotte) Fauth of Indian Wells, CA; James Fauth of North Aurora; daughter-in-law Susan Fauth of Oswego; Dennis (Phyllis) Fauth of Tomahawk, WI; nine grandchildren, Amy (David) Moon of Longwood, FL; Michael (Cynthia) Fauth of Plainfield; Andrew (Paula) Fauth of Geneva, Brian Fauth of Oswego, Jane (Jason) Ferreri of Noblesville, IN, David (Stacey) Fauth of St. John’s, FL; and Cindy Fauth of Chicago, and 13 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and her son, David.
Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 18 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 218 E. Benton St., Aurora with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Montgomery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vitas Hospice, 580 Waters Edge, Suite 100, Lombard, IL 60148, or Jennings Terrace, 275 S. Lasalle Street, Aurora, IL 60505.
For further information, call 630-897-9291 or visit to leave an online condolence.