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Betty Henning
Betty Ann Henning, 80, of Oregon, WI, formerly of Oswego, died on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at Agrace Hospice in Madison, WI. She was born Jan. 24, 1934, the daughter of Wayne and Effie nee Pierce Fuller.
She was a 1954 graduate of the Copley School of Nursing and worked for 35 years at Copley Memorial Hospital in Aurora. Betty was able to travel the world as a volunteer with Able Trek Tours. She was a member of the Madison Knitters Guild and a volunteered at the American Girl Doll Hospital.
Betty is survived by her daughter Kelly (Mike) Scholz of Fitchburg, WI; son, Robert Henning of Sandwich; grandson, Jacob Scholz of Fitchburg, WI; brother, Lyle (Nancy) Fuller; sisters, Zan (Bob) Wunch, Linda Franks, Cherie (Jim) Craig.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband Robert Henning (whom she married on May 14, 1954) and brothers Dean Fuller and Duane Fuller.
Visitation was held Monday, Jan. 26 prior to the funeral service at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 S. Douglas Road, Oswego. Burial followed at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Aurora.
Memorials may be made to Open Door Rehabilitation Center, 405 Wells St., Sandwich, IL 60548. For information 630-554-3888 or

John Boyer
John “Jack” Robert Boyer Sr. of Sheridan died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at his home. Jack was born Oct. 23, 1942 in Michigan City, Ind. to Howard Daniel and Daisy Mae (Hardwick) Boyer.
He had served in the US Air Force from 1960 to 1962 and had worked in maintenance at the Loyola University Medical Center before retirement.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Somonauk, Sandwich Meteor Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. 283 and had been a longtime camper at Rolling Oaks Campground.
He is survived by a son, John Robert Boyer Jr. of Mt. Airy, MD.; a daughter, Merrie Lynn Boyer of Justice; his spouse Lorri Boyer of Sheridan; four grandchildren, Joshua Daniel Boyer, Jonah Nicholas Boyer, Rhianna Boyer and Hannah Elizabeth Boyer.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Daniel William Boyer.
A gathering of family and friends and memorial service was held Sunday, Jan. 25 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Somonauk with Pastor William Weidenbach officiating. Cremation services were accorded by the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd.
Memorials may be directed to the family.

Gertrudy Bury
Gertrude C. Bury, 91, of Lisle, died peacefully on Jan. 13, 2015. She was born Gertrude C. Thompson on Jan. 1, 1924 in Mount Vernon, NY.
She was a graduate of New Britain High School in Connecticut. She was a dedicated employee for more than 40 years, with her last position as a computer operator for Scott Foresman and Company in Glenview, for 20 years before retiring in 1994. In addition to being devoted to her family and friends, Gertrude was devoted to her church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir and was involved in volunteer and social activities.
Gertrude is survived by her husband of 60 years, Peter P. Bury; son, Peter J. Bury of Powell, OH; daughter, Trude (Robert) Terreberry of Angier, NC; daughter-in-law, Harriet (Andy) Parker of Big Rock; granddaughters, Lauren (Tom) Scott of Bloomington and Maggie Bury of Chicago; brothers, Raymond (Anne) Thompson of Woburn, MA, and Gerald (Patricia) Thompson of Bristol, CT; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Jennie (Larson) Thompson, one sister, Shirley Kalwat, and three brothers, Bertrand Thompson, Jr., Robert Thompson and Richard Thompson.
At Gertrude’s request, no services were held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: First Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 77 Franklin Square, New Britain, CT, 06051, or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2328 Central Rd, Glenview, IL, 60025.
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Patricia Lewandowski
Patricia June Lewandowski, 78, of Plano died at her home on Jan. 17, 2015. She was born in Pudacah, Ky. on Jan. 25, 1936 to Amos and Etta (Mauze) McGregor.
She is survived by her niece. Brenda Brinegar of Sandwich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Norman Lewandowski who died on Oct. 30, 1993.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Kentucky.
Arrangements by Beverage Family Funeral Home Sandwich

Dorothy Adrian
Dorothy J. Adrian, 74, of Somonauk died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at her home. She was born April 9, 1940 in Leland, the daughter of Louis Charles and Viola (Erickson) Meyer.
She married Robert Adrian on June 25, 1966 in Somonauk. Dorothy was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk.
She is survived by four daughters, Deborah (Mark) Fisher of Somonauk, Elizabeth (Tim) Westbrook of Somonauk, Mary (Mark) Klossing of Sandwich and Rebecca (Ryan) Andrews of Somonauk; nine grandchildren, Jake Fisher, Mitchell, Drew and Aubrey Westbrook, Noah and Miya Klossing and Carter, Whitney and Brady Andrews; her sisters and brothers, James (Gertrude) Meyer of Somonauk, Eleanor Salisbury of Montgomery and her twin Richard (Marge) Meyer of Somonauk; one sister-in-law, Barbara Meyer; three brothers-in-law, Ronald (JoAnn) Adrian of Somonauk, Paul (Rosalie) Adrian of Leland and Marvin Hill of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Gertrude (Oscar) Huber, Mildred Meyer and Virginia (Harold) Miller; three brothers, Louis (Audrey) Meyer, Harold Meyer and Robert (Mary) Meyer; one sister-in-law, Marie Hill; and one brother-in-law, Al Salisbury.
Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Jan. 24, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Somonauk with Father Kevin Butler officiating with a rosary service before Mass at the funeral home. Burial followed at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Somonauk. Visitation was held Friday, Jan. 23 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk.
Memorials may be directed to Masses or the American Cancer Society.
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Lorraine Whitney
Lorraine Alma Whitney, 94, of Lake Geneva, WI died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Mercy-Walworth Hosp., in Wisconsin. She was born Dec. 12, 1920 in Thayer, IL, the daughter of the late Walter Yates and Alma Hester (nee Caskey) Oeser, Sr.
Lorraine was a cosmatologist, working at Sears on Lake St. in Aurora, J. C. Penney at Fox Valley and also working at Grimm’s Drug Store in Boulder Hill for many years.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice (James) Zimmerman of Montgomery and her son David Whitney of Lake Geneva, WI; grandchildren, Brian Zimmerman, Julie Brucki, Sherri (Scott) Summers, Scott (Michelle), and Stephen (Lynette) Flatt, Karen, and Greg (Valerie) Whitney, Jennifer Bivens, and Jeremey Billos; gGreat grandchildren, Katlyn Brucki, Trey and Travis Summers, Kendall and Ethan Whitney, Ryan, and Kegan Flatt, Sarah, Luke, Savannah and Samantha, and William Bivens; a great-great grandson, Zechariah Gilbert Summers; her daughter- in-law, Ginger Whitney; two sons-in-law, Dan Flatt and George Billos and a special friend of the family Gene Dahlberg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David Whitney, Sr. and her children Gerald Whitney, Judith Flatt and Debra Whitney; sisters, Dolores Zelensek, Shirley Oeser, brothers Richard, William and Wally Oeser.
Graveside service were held on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora with Rev. Mike Smith officiating.
Memorials may be directed to either the Lakeland Players, Ltd., P. O. Box 234, Elkhorn, WI 53121 or Vineyard Church, 505 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora, IL 60505.
Arrangements were by Dunn Family Funeral Homes with Crematory, 1801 S. Douglas Rd., Oswego, IL 60543. For info 630/554-3888

Lowell Ambler
Lowell Dalton Ambler, 17, of Earlville died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born March 19, 1997 in Mendota, the son of Max and Kristen (Sawicki) Ambler.
Dalton was a student at Earlville High School. He loved all sports but soccer was his passion. Dalton also enjoyed fishing, farming and was extremely creative. He could draw extremely well and would buy model semis, take them apart and make them his own. Dalton’s greatest team, known as Team D, were his many friends and the communities that backed him.
He is survived by his mother, Kristen (Sawicki) Ambler of Earlville; his father, Max Ambler of Earlville; one brother, Bradon Ambler of Earlville; two sisters, Madolyn and Kamdyn Ambler of Earlville; paternal grandfather, Lowell Ambler (the late Shirley Cronin Ambler) of Mendota; maternal grandparents, Don and Betty Sawicki of Earlville; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral Services were held Sunday, Jan. 25 at the East Gym at the Earlville High School with Rev. Tammy Anderson officiating. Visitation was held Sunday, at the school prior to service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family, to a scholarship fund or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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Burita Kizans
Biruta Kizans, 84, formerly of Montgomery, died Sept. 14, 2015 in Riga, Latvia. Biruta was born in Liepaja, Latvia on Jan. 17, 1930 and came to the USA with her family in 1949.
She earned her registered nurse’s degree while living in Tacoma, Washington. She met and married Ivars Kizans, also originally from Latvia, in 1957 and moved to Aurora. She worked as a pediatric nurse at Copley Hospital for many years. In 1996 she relocated back to her home country, settling in Liepaja, Latvia on the Baltic Coast. There she managed several family properties and traveled through Europe extensively in her free time.
Biruta is survived by her brother Visvaldis Vidmanis of San Jose, Cal.; son Andis and daughter-in-law Rima of Bend, Oregon; son, Guntis and daughter-in-law Sally of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and three grandchildren: Jared, Gabriel and Isabelle.
A private service was held in Riga, Latvia. Family can be contacted at 541- 383-2062.

Richard Veselka
Richard Robert Veselka, 93, of Yorkville, died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora. He was born on April 9, 1921 in Chicago, the son of Joseph R. and Helen E. (Zeman) Veselka.
Richard was united in marriage on June 14, 1947 at the Holy Mount Catholic Church in Cicero to the former Miss Louise Fiala and they spent the next 67 happy years together. Mr. Veselka was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Yorkville.
Richard is survived by his wife, Louise Veselka of Yorkville; his children, Joseph (Mary Kay) Veselka of Taylorville, Louise (Donald) Kruse of St. Charles, Mary Ellen (Jeffrey) Metz of Batavia, Richard S. (Suzanne) Veselka of Plainfield and Thomas (Sandra) Veselka of Yorkville; and his 14 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph R. and Helen Veselka; and his sister-in-law, Anna Fiala.
A Funeral Mass was held Monday, Jan. 26 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 406 Walnut St. in Yorkville. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside.
Visittion was held Sunday, Jan. 25 at Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1617 North Bridge Street in Yorkville.
(630) 553-7611

David Nelson
David Harry Nelson, 80, was born on Oct. 1, 1934 in Aurora to Harry and Elizabeth (Thurow) Nelson. He died on Jan. 24, 2015 at the Hospice House in Omaha, Neb.
Dave graduated from Oswego High School, where he was a talented basketball player. His employment always included a truck, ranging from being a milk man, a dispatcher, but for most of his life, an over-the-road truck driver. He was transferred from Chicago in 1971 when Ace Hardware built a new terminal in Lincoln, Neb. After Ace, he worked for Crete Carriers, and then Yellow Freight until his retirement. He enjoyed visiting with people and struck up a conversation with everyone.
Dave went to school to be an auctioneer and enjoyed the combination of working with people and selling. He loved cattle and had several Angus herds. Later in his life, he moved to Tennessee and enjoyed being around the Nashville Country Music scene. Dave always wanted to live in Texas, so four years ago he moved to Texas. In June of 2013, after some health issues, he moved to Nebraska. He enjoyed getting reacquainted with his family, especially the nine great-grandchildren. After further health issues, he died peacefully on Jan. 24 with his two children there.
Dave is survived by his children, his daughter Linda and husband Doug Allen of Louisville, NE; his son Mark and wife Kim Nelson of Ceresco, NE; five grandchildren, Josh and wife Kate Allen, Spencer and wife Lynne Nelson, Jackie and husband Jason Heard, Samantha and husband Brett Cermak, and Jennie Allen; nine great-grandchildren, Maddox, Laine, and Reese Allen, Cade and Cambrie Nelson, Jacob and Joslyn Heard, and Braxton and Marcus Cermak; a brother, Paul of Minnesota; a sister, Joyce Everson of Illinois, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by parents and one brother, Robert.
Memorial services were held Wednesday, Jan. 28 at the First United Methodist Church, Louisville, Neb. with Pastor Bob Wynn presiding. No visitation due to cremation. Family suggests memorials to Make-A-Wish, Nebraska.
Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home in Louisville is in charge of arrangements. 402-234-3985. PO Box 97, Louisville,NE 68037

Robert Strong
Robert W. Strong, 94, of Earlville, died Saturdaday, Jan. 24, 2015 in Mendota Lutheran Home. He was born on Feb.7, 1920 in Earlville, the son of Robert A. and Perley (Walker) Strong.
Robert served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1946. He married Rose Marion Stubbs on Jan. 25, 1958 in Earlville. He owned and operated Strong and Strong Co. in Earlville for many years.
He was a member of Earlville United Methodist Church, past chairman of the board, past president of the Methodist Men’s, lay leader, delegate to annual conference, and past president of the Methodist Foundation of the Northern Ilinois Conference. member of the Board of Directors of National Bank of Earlville, charter member and past president of Earlville Lions Club. He received the Melvin Jones Fellow of Lions International award. Past Commander and member of the Earlville American Legion Post 549. He was a member of Earlville Masonic Lodge Meridian #183, and member of Consistory and Shrine, past member of Mendota Shrine Club, member of LaSalle County Farm Bureau, The Tower Club of Wartburg College, President’s Club of North Central College. member of Mayo Legacy, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, past president and retired member of the board of Earlville Country Club, past member of Board of Trustee’s of Sandwich Community Hospital and member of Earlville Business Association.
He is survived by one daughter, Mary Beth Voga of Green Lake, WI; one granddaughter, Audra (Clayton) Hazelberg of Green Lake, WI; one brother Louis A. Strong of Sun City, Arizona; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Rose Marion, one daughter Sandra Kay Strong; one brother William A. Strong, and two sisters, Caroline Silver and Maryanna Hornback, and one son-in-law, Charles Voga.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Earlville United Methodist Church with Pastor Sandy Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Precinct Cemetery rural Earlville. Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 27 in the church until the time of service
Arrangements were by Hanley-Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Earlville. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Earlville United Methodist Church, or the Earlville Historical Society.
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Jodeen Immer
Jodeen Immer died Jan. 15, 2015 after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was born Oct. 11, 1948 in Aurora, the daughter of Robert and Anne Knapp.
She graduated from East Aurora High School in 1966. In high school her passion was orchestra especially violin. Her grandfather had played first chair violin in the Russian Symphony Orchestra. After high school she went on to cosmetology school and had a successful career as a hairdresser at Act I, Act II, and co-owner of Batavia Hair Designers with her friend Jody Vest.
In 1969 she married Jim Darfler and had three daughters.  In 1983 she married her current husband Mark Immer.
She had always been active in the church. A loyal member of Fourth Street Methodist Church she was involved in everything. She also served as camp counselor at First Presbyterian for many years. With the feeling that God was tapping her on the shoulder, she answered His call and became a local church pastor in 2000, earning a masters degree from Garrett Theological Seminary, she served as pastor at Millbrook, Millington, Plattville, Leland,  and Suydam Methodist Churches.
Another passion of hers was the welfare of children. She joined Kane County CASA in 1998 and fought for the welfare of abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court. In 16 years she served over 25 children and was described by CASA ( Court Appointed Special Advocate) as “always being a warm, dedicated,  and reliable advocate”. Her passion for children knew no bounds. In 2003 she went with a group from Gary U.M.C. to Russia. They brought money and clothing from area churches to support orphanages there. She was also very active in the field of suicide prevention and awareness working with Suicide Prevention Services of Batavia.
Her hobbies varied from canoeing,  whitewater rafting,  and cruises with Cousin Joyce to stained glass, beading, jewelry making, cooking,  quilting,  and porcelain doll making. and shopping. Some of the porcelain dolls she made were donated to CASA and sold as fund-raisers. Last year she bought a vacation house in Lake Geneva and took great pleasure in making it her own.
She is survived by her husband Mark, daughters Jenny (Jim) Rogers, Becky (Earl) Gatch, and Jamie Schiefer, grandchildren Nick, Ben, and Zack Rogers, Grant and Ryan Gatch, and Austin and Alex Schiefer; her brother Ray (Kristi) Knapp and their children Robert (Erica)  and Jessica.
She was preceeded in death by her parents Robert and Anne Knapp and in laws Ralph and Shirley Immer.
Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, from 2 to 8 p.m. at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 South Broadway Montgomery. A service of celebration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Church Yorkville. It was her final request that she be remembered with a party and not a funeral. Please dress in happy clothes.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Suicide Prevention Services at 528 S. Batavia Avenue in Batavia.
Dieterle Memorial Home 630-897-1196

Donald Hamman
Donald Joseph Hamman, 75, of Plano, died peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.
Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by Dunn Family Funeral Home With Crematory.
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Thomas Usry
Thomas Norman Usry of Aurora formerly of Yorkville, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Jennings Terrace in Aurora. He was born July 24, 1936, in Washington, D.C., the son of Delmar Howard and Cleo Beth (Early) Usry.
Tom was an alumni of West Aurora High School, Class of 1954. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S.Army and was stationed at Ft. Bragg, N. C. where he proudly served with the 82nd Airborne Division Artillery, 187th Regiment, Airborne. While in the service, Tom married Pauline Alyce Keierleber on May 5, 1956, at Claim Street Baptist Church in Aurora. Following his discharge from active duty, Tom served as a sergeant with the 129th Infantry Illinois Army National Guard and began a 39-year career in professional law enforcement. After serving as a deputy and then Chief Deputy Sheriff in Kendall County, Tom was elected as Sheriff in 1970 and re-elected in 1974. In 1978, he joined College of DuPage as Chief of Police, a position he held until his retirement in 2000. Throughout his long career in law enforcement, Tom maintained a strong commitment to professional training. He was a 1973 graduate of the FBI National Academy and served as secretary/treasurer of the FBI NA Illinois Chapter from 1983 through 2000. He was also a graduate of the US Secret Service Dignitary Protection Training Program in 1989.
Tom was also active in many local and national professional law enforcement organizations. He was a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators; Illinois Police Association; DuPage County Chiefs of Police Association; Illinois Police Association; DuPage Association; American Society of Industrial Security and the FBI National Academy Associates of Illinois. Tom was a life member of the John Steel Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association, serving as Chapter President in 1989. He was also a member of Raven Lodge 303, AF&AM Oswego, and was active in Golden K Kiwanis in Aurora during his retirement, including a term as president of the club.
Tom is survived by his wife, Pauline; a son, Thomas W. (Pat) Usry of Plano; daughters, Paula B. (Dan) Christiansen of Menasha, Wis. and Lisa G. (Michael) Cope of Aurora; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth H. Morehouse of Sacramento, CA.
He was preceded in death by his father, Delmar H.; mother, Cleo B.; a son at birth, Philip Howard; brother and sister-in-law, R. William and Verlie Usry; and brother-in-law Robert Morehouse.
Visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Dieterle Memorial Home in Aurora and a funeral service was conducted Wednesday, Jan. 28, also at Dieterle Memorial Home. Private interment was at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery on US Route 30.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jennings Terrace Auxiliary, American Heart Association Alzheimer’s Foundation or the charity of your choice .

Cecelia Popp
Cecelia “Hesh” Popp, nee Krzemnska, of Aurora, died on Jan. 25, 2015, at Meadowbrook Manor, in Naperville. She was born at home, on July 20, 1924, in Aurora, to Tofelawa (Powlaska) and Adam Krzemnska.
She graduated from Nicholson Elementary School, formerly Montgomery Elementary, and remembered her eighth grade teacher, Miss Nicholson, fondly. She also graduated from West Aurora High School.
As part of the war effort in WWII, she was a welder at Lyon Metal, working on the tail of the corsair airplane. After the war she married Lew, and was happy to be a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Lewis Popp and four brothers, Walter, Joseph, Frank, and Stephen.
Cecelia is survived by two daughters, Linda L. (Dennis) Moreland of Naperville and Carol (Ron Ward) Oros of Oswego; two grandsons, Tony Oros of Park City, Utah, and Andy (Mary) Oros, of Dixon, IL; two great-grandchildren, Marlee Kellan and Benjamin Lewis; two step-grandchildren, Kristen Moreland and Mark Moreland; former son-in-law Gary Oros, her friend and hairdresser of 40 years, Sue Hankes, as well as many nieces, nephews, and godchildren.
A private gathering will be held in the near future.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Angels Grace Hospice, 747 E Boughton Road, Suite 152, Bolingbrook, IL, 60440.
Arrangements were handled by Healy Chapel, Aurora. For further information call 630-897-9291 or
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Bessie Patterman
Bessie B. Patterman, 80, of Sandwich, died at Jennings Terrace on Jan. 23 2015. She was born on Jan. 30 1934 in Chicago to James and Bessie (Botwinski) Navalny.
She is survived by her children, James (Debra) Patterman of North Aurora, and Janice (Robert) Arvin of Oswego; her sister, Jacquline Miller; her grandchildren, BJ (Shawndra) Arvin, Patrick Arvin, Matthew (Valerie) Patterman and Beth (Steven) Edwards; great grandchildren Patrick J. Arvin II, Colton J. Edwards, Maddie Edwards, and Natalie Patterman; three step great grandchildren; Kayleigh, Faith and Kalyb.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Alois (Pat) who died in May of 2012, her sister in law Patricia Newton, and her good friend Mary Ann Neiman.
Visitation will be Friday Jan. 30 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Beverage Family Funeral Home, Sandwich. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Andrew Hougan officiating. Inurnment will be held at St Peter and Paul Cemetery in Naperville at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Jennings Terrace, St Judes Children Hospital or donor’s choice.
Arrangements by Beverage Family Funeral Home Sandwich.

Florence Patterson
Florence R. “Johnnie” Patterson, 88, of Montgomery died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville surrounded by her loved ones. She was born Jan. 25, 1927 in Aurora, the daughter of the late William and Mathilda (Marklein) Johnson.
She was married to Raymond “Bud” Patterson March 23, 1946 and for 54 years they lived in Yorkville and Plainfield before moving to Montgomery. Bud passed Dec. 20, 2000.
Florence loved animals as she and her family cared for a wide variety from farm to domestic. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting for the family as well as the outdoors from gardening, fishing, camping with the family and riding motorcycles in her younger days with Bud. Her beloved neighbor, Donna, as well as other family and friends will miss her dearly.
She is survived by her children, two sons, Dennis A. Patterson of Montgomery and Gary D. and Cindy (Schoger) Patterson of Plainfield; two daughters, Wendy L. Hodges and Donna K and Dale Kahle, all of Montgomery; seven grandchildren, Brian Patterson and Andrew and Meagan (Peck) Patterson, all of Plainfield, Leah Patterson of Dubuque IA, Miles Patterson of Madison WI, and Krystal (Kahle) and Andrew Madden of Yorkville and two great grandchildren, Andrew and Olivia Madden.
She was preceded in death by her three brothers, mother, husband and son, Norman L. Patterson
Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Peter Hoffman officiating at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 S Douglas Rd, Oswego IL., 60543. Phone 630-554-3888. Burial will take place at Lincoln Memorial Park in Aurora.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a local animal shelter or the donors choice.