Category Archives: Obituaries

Remembering Ken Behrens and his smile

Remembering Ken Behrens and his smile

“Happy-go-lucky” is how Don Munson described Ken Behrens when the recent Illinois State University graduate came on board at WJBC in the early 1970s.MORE

OBITUARY: Dale R. Ellis

OBITUARY: Dale R. Ellis

  Fairbury – Dale Robert Ellis, 81 of Fairbury; passed away at 2:28 pm, Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at OSF St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Bloomington. Cremation rites have been accorded with a eulogy and time of sharing service at 7pm, Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. Visitation will be from 4 to…MORE

OBITUARY:Mary Spicer

OBITUARY:Mary Spicer

  Bloomington – Mary Esther Spicer was called home by Our Lord on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 in her home, surrounded by her loving family. A Mass to celebrate her life will be at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019 at St. Patrick Church of Merna.  Following the Mass, burial will be at the Holy…MORE

Obituary: Chrissy Hassel

Obituary: Chrissy Hassel

BOCA RATON, FL –Christine Patricia Hassel, 34, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Bloomington, passed away at her home on Monday, October 14, 2019. Chrissy was born May 20, 1985 in Chicago, the daughter of Stephen T. and Roberta J. “Bobbi” Inserra Hassel. She was a valedictorian of the 2003 graduating class of Normal Community…MORE

Laura Beth Durflinger Egbers

Laura Beth Durflinger Egbers

Laura Beth Durflinger Egbers, 66, of Towanda, passed away at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, October 5, 2019 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.  MORE

OBITUARY: Lucille L. Falley

OBITUARY: Lucille L. Falley

  Pontiac – Lucille L. Falley, 91, of Pontiac; formerly of Topeka, KS, passed away at 7:03 pm, Monday, September 23, 2019 at Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac. Her graveside service will be 11:30 am, Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Prairie Home Cemetery, rural Topeka, KS.  Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa is in charge of local arrangements. Visitation…MORE

OBITUARY: Merle D. Holmes

OBITUARY: Merle D. Holmes

  Fairbury – Merle D. Holmes, 88, of Fairbury, passed away at 1:04 am, September 21, 2019, at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury. Cremation has been accorded. A graveside service will be held at 11:30am, Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Forrest Township Cemetery. Pastor Tom Krieger will be officiating. Memorials may be made to Trinity…MORE

Elias E. Aupperle

Elias E. Aupperle

Elias E. Aupperle, 92, Fairbury, died at 3:55 am Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Heritage Health, Normal.MORE

Obituary: Donna R. Faust

Obituary: Donna R. Faust

Pontiac- Donna R. Faust, 80, of Pontiac, IL passed away at 11:08 pm on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Good Samaritan Home in Pontiac. A visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at South Side Cemetery Mausoleum in Pontiac, Illinois. A graveside service will be held following visitation…MORE

James W. “Jim” Dee

James W. “Jim” Dee

James W. “Jim” Dee, 90, of Bloomington, passed away at 10:25 a.m., Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Heritage Health in Bloomington.  MORE

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WJBC Voices: Words fail me

One of the sayings that was popular in the law enforcement community back then was that “There’s no Miranda north of I-80.”