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Nancy Jarman (Porter) Simms, 88, died April 8, 2014, at her Bickford Senior Living home in Oswego.
Nancy was born Oct. 15, 1925, in New York City to Dr. Lowrie James Porter and Priscilla Alden (Laing) Porter. Her childhood years were spent in New York and Connecticut. She also enjoyed many happy summers in New Hampshire, where her parents had a vacation home.
Nancy graduated from Edgewood School in Greenwich, CT, in 1945. Following high school, she worked a few years with her father, an orthodontist, before marrying the love of her life, L. Glenn Simms, on June 11, 1949. They moved to Plano and spent nearly 61 years together until his death in March 2010.
Nancy was a homemaker. She loved the home in the woods where she and Glenn raised their two daughters. During her life, Nancy raised and showed both dogs and chickens. In her earlier years, she won awards at dog shows across the country. Later, she received many awards at the Sandwich Fair for her chickens. She enjoyed feeding wild birds, gardening, canning food, sewing, braiding rugs, tracing the family roots, and could fix or build almost anything. During their later years, she and Glenn traveled around the world and used their motorhome to visit many areas of the country. For many years, they wintered in Florida. But she enjoyed spending time with her husband and family most of all.
Nancy has past memberships at Plano Baptist Church and Federated Church in Sandwich. Most recently, she was a member of Oswego Presbyterian Church. She also held memberships in Mayflower Society of America, Daughters of the American Revolution and Alden Kindred of America.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, and three nephews.
Nancy is survived by one sister: Ruth Alden (Porter) Schillereff; one brother: Lowrie James Porter II (Wendy); two daughters: Ann Lowrie (Simms) Kuhn (Lance) and Elizabeth Alden (Simms) Hodge (Robert); and five grandchildren: Matthew Glenn Erickson (Kerry), Kathryn Lowrie (Erickson) Kerckhove (Jason Bennett), Andrew Robert Hodge (Rebecca), Benjamin Alden Hodge, Sarah Elizabeth (Hodge) Petschow (Andrew); five sisters-in-law: Elizabeth P. Simms, Patricia Vine, C. Jane Loker, Wilma P. Simms and Marilyn Simms; many nieces and nephews; and her exchange student “daughter” Ana Maria Serra, from Brazil.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 11 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Plano, with Chaplain Anita Pickelheimer officiating. Entombment followed at Little Rock Township Cemetery Mausoleum in Plano. Visitation was held prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Nancy’s name to Bickford Senior Living or a charity your choice.
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Paul Henry Scull, Sr., 55, of Plano died April 9, 2014. He was born Jan. 11, 1959 in Hinsdale, the son of Nick and Patricia (Henry) Scull.
Paul was the father of Paul (Heather) Scull, Jr. of Plano; Jeremy (Diana) Scull of Montgomery; Joseph Scull of Plano and step-son, David Koch of Plano; grandfather to Mia, Jill, Jamie and Paul Junior Scull, Molly Koch and David Koch, Jr. and Jessica Prentice and the soon to arrive Ava Scull. He is also survived by his brothers, Scott (Vicki) Scull of Oregon, IL; Steven (Ellie) Scull of Decatur and step-brother, Jeff (Carla) Scull, step-sister, Wendy Hartzfeld of Plano; many nieces, nephews and the mother of his children, Terri; his aunts, Peggy Martinez of Albuquerque, NM and Sandi (Steve) Bauer of Cedar Rapids, IA.
Paul coached for many years in the Plano Youth Tackle Football League. He also, coached and umpired in the Plano Little League Baseball Program. He loved children and enjoyed playing Santa Claus during the holidays.
Paul graduated from Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, IA where he was catcher on the baseball team. Over the years, Paul had worked at various foundries in the area and at the Menard’s Distribution Center.
Paul is preceded in death by his grandparents, Paul and Elsie (Thompson) Henry and Enoch and Vera (Johns) Scull, Sr.; his brother-in-law, Tom Hartzfeld and his aunts and uncles, Joanne Shufelt, Susan and Walter Sherman, Kay Inman, Elsie Meilinger and Vera and George Eleff.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, April 16 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Plano with Pastor Kent Svendsen officiating. Burial will be private at a later date. Visitation was held Wednesday, April 16 prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
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James H. Colwell, 80, of Oswego, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. He was born Sept. 9, 1933 in Aurora, the son of the late John F. and Anna M. nee Bowman Colwell.
James served his country honorably during the Korean Conflict with the U.S. Army serving two tours of duty in Korea. He was a member of St Anne Catholic Church in Oswego, the S.A.S., The Blue Army, Knight of Columbus Council 7247 and the Montgomery Memorial VFW Post 7452. Prior to his retirement in 1994 he was employed for 30 years in the maintenance department of the West Aurora School District 129.
James is survived by his wife, Barbara J. nee VanParys (whom he married on Sept. 10, 1959 in Waukegan); his children, Debbie (Dave) Edman of Oakdale, MN, Diane (Harold) Snyder, Tom (Sheryl) Colwell, Mary (Ron) LaDew all of Montgomery, Joe Colwell of Oswego; grandchildren Perry, Brian and Jackie Edman; Jacob, Nathan, Ben and T.J. Colwell; Amanda, Kelly and Anthony LaDew; Joseph and Dylan Colwell; Felisia Schuster; great grandchildren Ethan and Katrina Schuster; also many loved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister Mary Roop and brother Jack Colwell.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 15 at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 Douglas Rd., Oswego. Funeral services were held Wednesday from the funeral home to St. Anne Catholic Church, 551 Boulder Hill Pass, Oswego for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment was at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Aurora.
Memorials may be directed to the Kendall County Food Pantry 1204 Deer St Yorkville, IL 60560.
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Lodus I. Walter, 100, of Malta, Ill., died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center, DeKalb.
Born Nov. 28, 1913, in Round Grove Township, the daughter of John W. and Sylvia Mae (Coselman) Lockwood, Lodus married Alvin P. Walter on Nov. 5, 1935, in Pontiac.
The couple also lived in Yorkville, Waterman, Shabbona and Plano.
Before devoting herself to being a housewife, she had been employed as a factory worker at Furnace Electric, Portable Electric Tool, Burgess-Norton and McDonalds in Yorkville. Lodus was a member of Malta First Congregational Church.
She enjoyed dancing, and loved to crochet many afghans for grandchildren and friends. She loved her Miller Lite Shorties, too.
She is survived by her daughter, Lois J. (Carl W.) Cruse of Malta; grandchildren, Karla L. (Rich) Hardman of Rockford, Cynthia A. (Dale) Lynch of Sycamore and Lana S. Lazarz of Antioch; great-grandchildren, Brett W. (Molly) Martinson, Holly J. (Thomas) Giardina, Kory W. (fiancée, Maury) and Karlee A. Lynch, and Tyler J., Spencer C. and Cambell R. Lazarz; great-great-grandchildren, Kelly R. and Paige L. Giardina; sister, Lila (Ray) Walsh of Sandwich; sister-in-law, Ginny Walter of Streator; and numerous nieces and nephews. As Lodus leaves her family, another great-great-granddaughter is expected in May.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; and brothers and sisters.
The memorial service was held Saturday, April 12 at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Robert Vaughn of Malta Congregational Church officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb.
Visitation was held Saturday at Anderson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lodus I. Walter Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.
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Henry (Glen) Wages, Gilbert, AZ, died April 6, 2014 after a short but courageous battle against pancreatic cancer. He was born in Trumann, Ark., Sept. 5, 1951.
He attended schools there and then in Rockford, where he met Marilyn, his wife of 45 years. He leaves behind his wife, their two children, Kelly McGuirk (Michael) of Chandler, AZ; and Christopher Wages (Kira) of Buffalo, Wy., and six grandchildren. Makenzie Wells of Chandler, AZ; Georgia, Anderson, and Evelyn Wages of Buffalo, Wyoming; Matt and Nick McGuirk of Tempe, AZ.
Glen retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company, Montgomery, after 30 years of service.
The family lived in Montgomery for many years before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1999. After moving Glen worked for his daughter’s business for a while but his main job became caring for his granddaughter Makenzie while her mom worked. Hours and hours were spent watching her and her friends as they played outside till dark many nights. Makenzie was the main reason for the transition to Phoenix and Glen treasured all the times he spent with her. His grandchildren were always his favorite topic.
Glen was a member of the Lynwood Baptist Church in Oswego and attended Palmcroft Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ.
Additionally, Glen is survived by his brothers, Joe Turner (Donna) Jonesboro, AR and LeRoy Turner (Helen) of Payneway, AR and his sister Florence (Tom) of Houston, TX; his brother-in-law, Paul Michael (Cathy) McKinney, TX and sister-in-law, Maxine Vogen (Jon) Glendale, AZ and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Flossie Turner, brothers, Carroll, Marion, and Billy; sister Johnnye; his mother-in-law, Virgie Michael and father-in-law, Max Michael of Phoenix, AZ.
Arrangements will be handled by Falconer Funeral Home, Gilbert, AZ. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 12, at LifeLink Church, 725 W Warner Road, Gilbert, AZ. 602-885-1946.
Michael B. Wojnowski, 68, husband of Betty Wojnowski, father of Jennifer (fiancé Jim Sauers) Danner, Dr. Charlene (Michael) Sparacio, stepfather of Peter (Tanya) and Jow Benham, grandfather of Audrey, Kelsey and Cole Danner, Nicolas and Colin Sparacio; step grandfather of Alexander, Connor, Bryant and Joey Benham; brother of Cecelia (James) Trueman, Robert (Sarah) Wojnowski and Barbara Wojnowski.
He was a proud student and avid fan at Oklahoma University. Michael was well known and respected for his athletic ability on the football and baseball fields. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. He especially loved attending sporting events for his grandchildren, providing words of encouragement for them to do their best and have fun.
Visitation was held on Thursday, April 10 at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 S. Douglas Rd., Oswego. The funeral was held Friday, April 11, from the funeral home to St. Anne Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment at Spring Lake Cemetery in Aurora.
Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society, 143 First St., Batavia, IL 60510
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Nicholas Charles Hartman died on Friday, April 11, 2014. He was born to the late Joseph and Elizabeth (née Sesselman) Hartman on Sep. 22, 1930 in Batavia.
Nick graduated from East Aurora High School in 1950 and served in the Illinois National Guard until 1953. Nick’s tenure with the Illinois National Guard included a tour to Korea with the 43rd Transportation Truck Company, I Corp where he was awarded the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Medal, and National Defense Medal.
Nick married Nyla Jean Wheeler at St. Therese June 27, 1959 in Aurora. Nick apprenticed as a carpenter under his father’s company J.E. Hartman and Sons in 1950. Thereafter, he was a carpenter with Local 916 until he retired in 1992.
Nick was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Loyal Order of the Moose where he had received their highest award, the Pilgrim Degree of Merit. Both Nick and Nyla are long-time members of St. Therese Catholic Church.
Nick is survived by his wife, Nyla and two children, Charles (Brenda) Hartman of Sandwich and Shonda (Steven) Hartman Turner of Wichita, Kan.; eight grandchildren, Carrie Redding of Macomb, Cody (Kimberly) Hartman of Montgomery, Erica Hartman of Russellville, Ala., Jessica (Ben) Beach of Jacksonville, Fla., Nichole (Jesse) Moore of Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Miranda Hartman of Chicago, Edward Hartman Jr. of Macomb, and Bryce Chapa, currently serving in the United States Marine Corp overseas; six great grandchildren, Savannah and Megan Redding, Justin and Aiden Beach, and Dallas and Vincent Moore; his sister Barbara (Brian) Pennington and his brother, Robert (Patricia) Hartman, and one sister-in-law, Patricia F. Hartman.
Nick was preceded in death by three sons: John Patrick, Ronald Dean, and Edward Vernon; his parents Joseph and Elizabeth, and his brothers Eugene, Charles, Joseph, and Edward.
Memorial donations may be given to Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org
Visitation was held Monday at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery. Funeral Mass was Tuesday, April 15 at St. Therese Catholic Church 271 N. Farnsworth Ave. Aurora. Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora.
Jean Elizabeth Potter of Oswego died on April 8, 2014. She was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on June 28, 1945.
Jean loved to travel and was especially awed by the nature in Yellowstone National Park. She had a passion for white water rafting, horseback riding, and antagonizing her friends whom she loved.
She was a long-time resident of Oswego. Jean enjoyed volunteering at PrairieFest, the Kendall County Health Department, Wine on the Fox, The Oswegoland Park District, Optimist Club, and would add laughter to any occasion.
Jean graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in social work and was assistant administrator for Potawatomie County Department of Social Services in Iowa for more the 12 years. Jean was a founding partner of Fox Valley Trophy in Oswego, opening the business in 1986 through 2004.
She is survived by her brothers Frank (Tammy) Potter, Jim (Roberta) Potter; sister, Pat Stover; sister-in-law Izzy Potter, and her best friend, Pam Parr; nieces and nephews, Clark Potter, Ross Potter, Becky Potter, Jenny Potter, and Julie Castro.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Bruce Potter.
Services will be private. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. I lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Kendall County Animal Control Fund, 802 W John St, Yorkville, IL 60560;
www.co.kendall.il.us/animal-control/donations/ or a charity of your choice.
Stephen J. McMaster Sr., 67, Somonauk, died April 11, 2014 at his home with his wife at his bedside, after a brief battle with cancer.
He was born Jan. 1, 1947 in Sandwich, the son of James and Vivian (Mall) McMaster. He was a 1965 graduate of Sandwich High School.
Steve married Karen (Kellen) of Aurora. They were together for 30 years.
Steve worked with his father and brother for Jim’s Trenching for more than 18 years. He also worked at construction in Oswego for a few years, then worked on a grass farm until going to Precision Industries Foundry in Somonauk, where he worked as a maintenance engineer until his heart attack and subsequent heart transplant in 2000.
He loved his family, friends and his little dog, Zoe. Steve enjoyed fishing at Sanauk Forrest Preserves, and watching the squirrels and the birds outside his window. He loved people, but after his transplant, had to be weary of anyone being sick, so was not able to attend many gatherings.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; his mother, Vivian, both of Somonauk; three children, Stephen McMaster Jr., Lisa (fiance, Brian Selner) McMaster, all of North Liberty, IN and Brian McMaster of Owensville, IN.; three stepchildren, Mike Bullock of La Crosse, WI., Cindy (Steve) Edwards of Sandwich, James Bullock of Leland; four grandchildren, Emma, Andrew, Rebecka, Allen; eight step grandchildren, Victoria, Amy, Amanda, Melissa, Jason, Brittany, Natashia, Becky; seven great grandchildren; one aunt, Venan Cassell, of Sandwich; three brothers, James (Janet) McMaster of Sandwich, Richard (Emma) McMaster of Cookeville, TN, Mark (Tracy) McMaster of St. Augustine, FL.; his two brothers in-law, Gary Scragg of Prophetstown, IL, Richard (Dolores) Kellen of Aurora; many nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Steve was preceded by his father (James McMaster, Sr.); a sister (Mary Scragg); a great granddaughter, Isabella Fitzwater; two nieces, Julie Schulz and Deana Garrison.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 15 at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Sandwich.
Arrangements by the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd. Sheridan.
Doris Vera Karales, 87, of Yorkville, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at her home. She was born on Aug. 20, 1926 in Eastbourne, England, the daughter of John and Rose (Weeks) Noakes.
Doris was united in marriage on Aug. 21, 1944 in Willingdon, England to Nicholas Karales and they spent the next 53 years together until his passing on Feb. 25, 1998.
Doris attended the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Yorkville.
Mrs. Karales arrived in the United States via the ship Argentina in 1946, the first vessel to carry British war brides and their children to America, en masse, in more than 200 years. Doris, her husband Nicholas, and their first son made their home in Joliet until 1954 when they moved to their farm in Yorkville with their then four children.
She is survived by her eight children, James (Rhonda) Karales of Lockport, John Karales of Yorkville, Linda Karales of Menomonie, WI, Peter (Darlene) Karales of Montgomery, Janet (Larry) Stroup of Oswego, Virgil (Ruth) Karales of Minooka, Barbara Karales of Aurora and Nicholas (Brenda) Karales Jr of Yorkville; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; her brother, John (Joan) Noakes of England; her sisters-in-law, Helen Catsimpiris of Michigan and Christine Karales of Shorewood; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rose Noakes; her husband, Nicholas Karales; in-laws, James and Irene Karales; seven brother-in-laws, Peter, John, Bill, and Virgil Karales, Peter Rousonelos, Ted Tsonokos, and Peter Catsimpiris; four sisters-in-law, Georgia Tsonokos, Anna Rousonelos, Norma Karales, and Caliope (Skiotes) Fiske; and granddaughter, Nicole Karales Clem.
A funeral service was held Monday, April 14 at Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 410 E. Countryside Parkway, Yorkville, with Pastor Michael Neel officiating. Interment followed at Pavilion Cemetery in Yorkville. Visitation was held Sunday, April 13 at the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home in Yorkville.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home and Crematory, (630) 553-7611 or www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com.
Robert H. Kaetzer, currently of Elgin formerly of Oswego and Glendale, Ariz. died April 13, 2014. Bob was born May 25, 1923 in Chicago.
He was married to Marjorie Zielke for 51 years and she died April, 2005.
Bob was a World War II veteran having served in the South Pacific. He attended the School of Business at Indiana University (1946-1950) and became an accountant. He was employed by the Stephens-Adamson Manufacturing Company of Aurora in the accounting department. Bob was employed by the Community Counseling Center of Aurora as the Business Manager and Director of Finance.
He was a charter member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Montgomery and a member of Atonement Lutheran Church in Glendale.
Bob was a musician and leader of the Original Hi-Fi Combo. He was a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Aurora Local 181; a member of the Indiana University Alumni Association and a member of the National Association of Accountants. Bob and his wife Marjorie were life members of the Oswegoland Heritage Association. Bob was the treasurer of the Village of Oswego from 1958 to 1964.
Bob is survived by his daughter, Beth (Steve) Kaetzer Froehlich of Elburn, and three sons, Jim (Tina) Kaetzer of Glendale, Tom (Catherine) Kaetzer of Spring, Texas, and Mark (Sara) Kaetzer of Elgin; eight grandchildren, Tim, Valerie, Lydia, Skyler, Chadwick, Henry, William and Mary Susan and many close family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marjorie, his son Timothy, his parents and a brother and his brother’s wife.
Visitation was held Wednesday, April 16 at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 S. Douglas Rd. in Oswego. The funeral service will be held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 63 Fernwood Road in Montgomery on Thursday. April 17at 10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will be at the Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora.
The family suggests that memorials in Bob’s name be given to either St. Luke’s Lutheran Church or Atonement Lutheran Church.
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Father Thomas E. Brantman, 67, of Somonauk died Thursday, April 10, 2014 at his residence in Somonauk. He was born June 15, 1946 in Waukegan, the son of Beatrice (May) and Robert F. Brantman.
Father was ordained to the priesthood on June 14, 1975 by Most Reverend Arthur J. O’Neill at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Rockford. His first assignment was at St. Mary Parish in Sterling. He was DRE and a faculty member of Aquin CCHS in Freeport, while serving at St. Catherine Parish in Freeport. Other assignments were at St. James Parish in Rockford, St. Patrick Parish in St. Charles, St. Rita Parish in Rockford, St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Hampshire, St. James Parish in Belvidere and Pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk. He was also Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus Council 13436.
He is survived by two sisters, Beatrice (Mike) Pekkarinen of Lincolnshire and Maria “Retti” Brantman of Deerfield; six brothers, Robert “Buzz” (Peg) Brantman of Deerfield, Frank (Peg) Brantman of Plymouth, MN, James Brantman of Deerfield, William (Jeanne) Brantman of Carlsbad, CA, Peter Brantman of Beach Park, IL and Charles Brantman; 22nieces and nephews; 45 great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mary Ann Brantman and one brother, Eugene Brantman.
Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, April 15 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk with Bishop David Malloy officiating. Burial was private at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville. Visitation was held Monday and Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk.
Memorials may be directed to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church for the 150th Anniversary.
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Donna Black, 82, of Manito, IL died at 8:10 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Pekin Hospital in Pekin. She was born on Aug. 12, 1931 the daughter of Frances and Iona (Beal) Vaughn in Manito. Donna married Wayne Black in Manito on March 28, 1950. He precedes her in death.
Donna is survived by one daughter, Michelle Prentice of Sandwich;, one son, Michael (Eileen) Black of Holland, MI; five grandchildren: Sherry Decker of Sandwich, Nichole Prentice of Peoria, Jeremy (Susanne) Black of Canton, GA, Darien (Sarah) Black of West Olive, MI, Katie (Chad) Hoffmeyer of Canton, MI, 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, and one infant brother, Billy Jean Vaughn.
Donna had worked as a utility operator for Lucent Technologies for 25 years. She enjoyed traveling, going out to eat and spending time with her family. She also loved her dog, Pebbles.
A funeral service for Donna will be held Friday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Maas-Hurley Funeral Home in Manito.Pastor Kathy Clark will officiate. Burial will follow at Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Manito.
A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. also at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family for an organization of their choice. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.hurleyfh.com. Maas-Hurley Funeral Home in Manito is assisting the family with arrangements.
Russell W. Stewart, 66, of Sugar Grove, died on Friday, April 11, 2014 at The Tillers in Oswego. He was born June 27, 1947 in Chicago, the son of the late Henry and Evelyn Stewart.
Russ worked for Honeywell for more than 30 years. Besides being very handy and being able to fix almost anything, he was a very dedicated husband and father. Russ worked very hard to support his family, sometimes holding three jobs. He loved sailing, wind surfing, travelling as well as taking road trips.
Russ is survived by his wife, Denise, of Sugar Grove; his son, Wayne Stewart, of Elmhurst, his daughter, Monica Stewart, of Henderson, Nev., his siblings, Blondina (Cholo) Ruiz, of Waukegan, Della (Juan) Ruiz, of Chicago, Edward (Betty) Stewart, of Yuma, AZ, Barbara (Keith) Jauch, of Wonder Lake, and Sonny Stewart, of Lake Geneva, Wis, his father in law, Denis Bielick as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and sisters and brothers in law.
In addition to his parents, Russ was preceded in death by his mother in law, Joan Bielick.
Visitation was held Tuesday, April 15 at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Dr., Sugar Grove. The funeral service was held Wednesday, April 16 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org/donate.
For further information, call 630-466-1330 or visit www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.
Adam Kent Riegle, 31, of DeKalb, died on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born on Aug. 1, 1982 in Evansville, IN the son of Rev. William and Rene (Hoy) Riegle.
Adam was united in marriage on June 16, 2007 to the former Brandie Miller and they spent the next seven years together.0
Adam was a member of the English Congregational United Church of Christ in Big Rock. He was a graduate of Danville High School. Adam received his undergraduate degree from Monmouth College and his graduate degree from Illinois State University. He enjoyed working with students and was employed as a residence hall director by Northern Illinois University. Adam loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed drawing and movies, and was especially fond of history.
He is survived by his wife, Brandie Riegle of DeKalb, IL; his parents, Rev. William and Rene Riegle of Big Rock; his brothers, Philip Riegle of Elmhurst, and Benjamin Riegle of Big Rock; his maternal grandparents, Phil and Sandy Hoy of Evansville, IN; his paternal grandparents, Bill and Joan Riegle of Kentland, IN; his father and mother-in-law, Kim and Patty Miller of Milledgeville, IL; his brother-in-law, Army Spc. Austin Miller of Denver, CO; his sister-in-law, Stephanie (Zach) Stanley of Coleta, IL; his niece, Laikin Stanley of Coleta, IL; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and students.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Bobbie Hoy.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 12 at the Nash-Nelson Funeral Home, 1001 E. Garfield St., Waterman, with Rev. Kathy Lawes officiating. Interment will be private. Visitation was held prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials in Adam’s name may be directed to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes and Crematory, 815-264-3362 or