Gene A. Fisher, 86, of Washington passed away at 11:52 a.m., Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Unity Point Health Proctor.

Steven J. Smith, 75, of North Port, FL and formerly of Washington, IL passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in Venice, FL.

Sheila A. Koch, 71, of Washington, formerly of Mackinaw, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at Generations at Riverview in East Peoria.

Michael H. Hinrichsen, 66, of Congerville, Ill., went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.

Lester J. Kaiser, 95, of Morton, passed away Friday, September 20, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Ruth Eileen Nohl, 91, of Morton, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Luke W. Rastetter, 83, of Peoria formerly of Washington passed away at 4:35 p.m., Monday, September 16, 2019 in the emergency room of OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Harold C. Wiggers, 91, of Morton, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Sue E. (Scifres) Mescher Jelesnianski, 65, of Maynardville, Tenn., formerly of Morton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 14, 2019 in Knoxville, Tenn., with her family by her side, after a brave 10-year battle with cancer.

Dwayne L. Fauth, 90, of Washington, IL passed away at 6:15 a.m., Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

Daniel E. Bergstrom, 83, of Morton passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Bernice A Rapp, 96, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Lonnie A. Cline, 75, of Washington, IL passed away with family by his side in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 29, 2019 at his residence.

Gordon O. Sweatt, 62, of East Peoria, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 7, 2019 in East Peoria due to an accidental electrocution.

Loretta Aldean Longfellow, 84, of Washington passed away at 7:42 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019 in the emergency room of OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria

Mary H. Springer, 89, of Morton passed away on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at her home.

John Walter Link, 70, of Morton, passed away on September 2, 2019 at his residence with his family by his side.

Merlin F. “Max”, “Mert” Broers, 89, of Eureka, IL, formerly of Bloomington and Washington, IL, died at 10:50 p.m. Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka, Illinois.

Wayne D. Guth, 93, of Eureka, IL passed away at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka at 8:50 a.m., Wednesday, August 21, 2019 with his family by his side.

Pamela K. Baer, 72, of Morton, passed away on August 21, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Mary Kay Kelley, 89, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Naples.

Donald D. Poole, a good and faithful servant, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

Robert E. Sommer, 74, formerly of Morton, passed away on August 2, 2019, at his home near Two Harbors, Minnesota, after a brief illness. Family and friends were blessed to spend Rob’s final days with him.

Martha J. Platis, 78, of Morton, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Aperion Care Peoria Heights.

Matthew M. “Matt” Conrad, 56, of Groveland, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at his girlfriend’s residence in Morton, surrounded by loving friends and family members.

Dolan Parkinson Hume, 90, of Morton, Ill., formerly of Prospect Heights, Ill. and Lincoln, Neb., passed away peacefully on August 8, 2019 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, Ill., surrounded by family. 

Robert E. “Bob” Dollinger, 82, of Morton passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton after a courageous battle with bladder cancer metastasis.

Evelyn L. Hamilton, 91, of Washington, formerly of Morton, passed away into the arms of Jesus Friday, August 2, 2019 at Villas of Holly Brook in Washington.

Arta Lucille Anderson, 81, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, formerly of Washington, IL went home to be with her Lord on May 30, 2019. She was born on August 8, 1937 to Arthur Carl and Hazel Lucille (Barrow) Heilman in Peoria, IL. Raised in Washington, IL Arta graduated from Washington Community Hi…

Forry R. Davis, 67, of Morton, passed away on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Lenora Post, 89, of Morton, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, surrounded by family.

Susan Kay Bishop, 69, of Morton, passed away early Sunday morning, July 21, 2019 in Peoria, Ill. The world lost a beauty, but heaven gained an angel.

Gary Dean Springer, 73, of Eureka, IL went to be with his Heavenly Father on the wings of angels on July 22, 2019. He passed away from cardiac complications at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Vickie M. Brewer-Robinson, 61, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at North Strand ER in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Miriam Louise (Sommer) Vinton, 91, of Morton passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Rev. Richard Benke, 82, of Morton, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

John E. “Jack” Zimmerman, 86, of Morton, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

June M. Lewis, 85, formerly of Morton, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2019, at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria.

Margaret Essig Welk, 83, passed away peacefully at 7:48 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Reflections Memory Care in Morton, surrounded by her family.

Emery G. Tabor Jr., 67, of Lowpoint passed away at 4:23 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on November 20, 1951 in Davenport, IA, the son of Emery G. and Barbara J. Quine Tabor Sr. He married Linda Shew on May 2, 1975 in Peoria.

Elmer Donald Martin, 93, of Morton passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Don was born March 4, 1926 on a farm southeast of Hopedale, IL, to Elmer and Clara (Nafziger) Martin. He married Vurla Birkey on June 26, 1949 at the Groveland Missionary Church. …

Ruth A. Draear, 84, of Groveland passed away Sunday, July 7 2019 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria.

James M. Warfield, 95, formerly of Morton, passed away July 6, 2019 at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria.

Gary D. Vannaken, 73, of Morton, formerly of West Peoria, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019 at Villas of Holly Brook in Morton.

Betty J. Melvin, 86, of Morton, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Heddington Oaks in Peoria.

Mildred G. “Milly” Zimmerman, 95, of Morton passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. Milly was born September 2, 1923 in Morton to George and Lavina (Stoller) Getz. She was a World War II bride, married on September 6, 1944, in Glendale, CA to Joseph C…

Beverly A. Weber, a longtime member of the Dixon, IL community, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the age of 94 in Metamora after a brief battle with cancer.

Irene C. Jackson, 79, of Morton passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at her home. Irene was born December 9, 1939 in Peoria to George and Lucille (Higgins) Schubert. She married Robert Jackson. He preceded her in death on July 2, 2010.

Ruth Nicholson, 80, of Morton passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Ruth was born April 16, 1939 in Sedgeletch, Fence Houses (United Kingdom). She married Ernest Nicholson on February 15, 1964.

Linda D. Hamilton, 72, of Groveland passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at her home. Linda was born February 2, 1947, in Pekin to Merlin and Pauline (Anderson) Tucker. She married Andrew C. Hamilton on September 28, 1968 in Groveland.

James T. “Jim” Destefano, 87, of Morton passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Jim was born February 12, 1932 in Monessen, PA, to James and Jessie (MacAlpine) Destefano. He married his wife Jean on August 24, 1985, in Lincoln, IL.

Altona “Tony” Chapman, 75, of Morton passed away Friday, June 14, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born November 11, 1943 in Peoria, the son of the late Merle E. and Ruth L. Shaner Chapman.  He married Patricia J. Parker on July 18, 1964 in Bellevue, IL.

Elda Heiniger, 103, of Morton passed away peacefully on Friday, June 14, 2019 at her home at The Villas of Holly Brook in Morton. She was compassionately cared for by the Holly Brook staff and Hospice Compassus.