Category Archives: Obituaries

Obituary: Leo Shaffer

  Leo F. “Lee” Shaffer, Jr, 77 of Bloomington, passed away at 8:35 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Good Samaritan in Pontiac.  His memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Welbrook at Bloomington with Rev. Dustin Schultz officiating.  Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Normal. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington…MORE

Obituary: Donald Hahn

  Donald F. Hahn, 68, of Crest Hill, Illinois and Venice, Florida, passed into the Lord’s family on Wednesday, January 8 at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.   The visitation for Don will be from 4-8 p.m. at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, Illinois on Thursday, January 16. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m.…MORE

Obituary: Richard Doran

Obituary: Richard Doran

  Fairbury – Richard L. Doran, 85, of Fairbury, passed away at 7:57 am, Monday, January 6, 2020 at his son’s residence in Gibson City. His funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, January 9, 2020 at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Fairbury. Burial will be in Forrest Township Cemetery with military rites conducted…MORE

OBITUARY – Dennis Davis

OBITUARY – Dennis Davis

  Dennis W. Davis, 69, Forrest, died at 8:30 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019 at his residence, Forrest. Visitation will be 3:00 to 7:00 pm Sunday, December 22, 2019 and 9:00 to 9:45 am Monday at the Apostolic Christian Church, Bloomington.  His funeral will follow at 10:00 am Monday also at the church.  Burial will…MORE

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

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