Category Archives: Obituaries

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

Ellen Burns

Ellen Burns

Ellen J Burns, 79, passed away August 19, 2019 at The Manor at Elfindale. She was born in Pontiac, Illinois on August 25, 1939.MORE

Harlod Lloyd Hish

Harlod Lloyd Hish

Harold Lloyd Hish, 89, of Harbor Springs, MI formerly of Fairbury; passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Pineview Cottage in Harbor Springs, Michigan.MORE

Hunter Thomas Smith

Hunter Thomas Smith

HUDSON – Hunter Thomas Smith, 22, of Normal, passed away at 5:12 a.m., Sunday, July 7 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria surrounded by his family. His funeral will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 11 at the Hudson Baptist Church, 312 Walnut St., Hudson, IL with Rev. Anet Satvedi officiating.  Visitation will…MORE

OBITUARY:Anna Eileen Paternoster Sohn

OBITUARY:Anna Eileen Paternoster Sohn

  FAIRBURY- Anna Eileen Paternoster Sohn, 99, Fairbury, died at 8:29 pm Friday, June 21, 2019 at Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury. Her funeral will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, June 27, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, Fairbury with Pastor Dan Robertson officiating.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.  Visitation will be 1:00 to…MORE

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WJBC Voices: Irish chutzpah

By David Stanczak Many years ago, a friend of mine explained by way of example, the meaning of the term “chutzpah.”  He said it’s like a kid who killed his parents asking the court for clemency on the ground that he’s an orphan.  While the term is Jewish, and incredibly colorful, it’s an equal opportunity…