WASHINGTON - Shirley Dolores Dotzert, 82, of Washington, IL, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at the Fondulac Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in East Peoria, IL.

Paul L. Kregar, 69, of Washington passed away peacefully at home at 4:58 a.m., Tuesday, January 19, 2021, following a battle with esophageal cancer.

John P. Ellis, 72, of Washington, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Karen Sue Feller, 42, of East Peoria, formerly of Morton, passed away on January 16, 2021, at her home.

Margaret Jane Fox, 87, of Washington, IL, passed away peacefully at 1:32 a.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria.

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MORTON - Merle Schmidt, 95, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Brandon Wood Retirement Center in Morton.

Eugene Owen Crumrine, 80, of Washington, passed away at 3:28 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria due to complications of COVID. He was born on June 3, 1940, in Bloomington to George W. and Esther Mae (Augsburger) Crumrine.  He married Arlene M. Reinh…

Elizabeth Holtzman, who lived through two pandemics, passed away at 104 years on January 2, 2021 (52 days shy of 105 years). She was the oldest living member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Washington, Illinois.

Domenica “May” Perillo, 93, of Washington, passed away at 8:12 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Generations of Peoria surrounded by her family.  May was born on June 23, 1927, in Brooklyn, NY, to Carlos and Angela (Russo) Sacco.  She married Anthony Perillo on August 29, 1948, at St. Be…

Ralph L. Heimbaugh, 78, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at his home. He was born on May 28, 1942, in Locust Run, PN to Marshall and Nellie (Sheerer) Heimbaugh. On May 24, 1969, he married Donna Walters, daughter of John and Clara Walters, also of Locust Run.

John G. Barry, 73, of Morton, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at UnityPoint Health Proctor in Peoria. He was born on April 14, 1947, in Cleveland, Ohio to William and Virginia (Beahr) Barry. He married Cathy Haynes in Cuyahoga Fall, Ohio on August 5, 1967.

Brenda Sue Lewis, 72, of Washington, passed away at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at her residence.

Charles S. “Charlie” Everett, 88, passed away at 7:48 a.m. on December 31, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria with his two granddaughters by his side.

Ronald Michael Ferko, 86, of Morton, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on May 31, 1934, in Streator to Michael and Helen (Oster) Ferko. He married Sally Gregory on November 17, 1956, in Grand Ridge.

Russell M. "Russ" Young, 74, of Morton, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021, at his home. He was born on April 17, 1946, in Champaign to Arnold and Lucille (Davis) Young. Russell married Linda Keene on June 8, 1968 in Champaign.

Lois V. Beeler, 88, of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria, after suffering with various health challenges throughout her life.

Rita M Nauman, 89, a lifelong resident of Washington, passed away January 4, 2021 at OSF St Francis. She was born November 8, 1931, in Metamora, the daughter of Waldo and Edna Wernsman Thewlis.

Ronald Warren Branson, Sr., 79, of Washington, passed away at 5:11 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his residence. He was born on July 24, 1941, in Moline to Roscoe W. and Marcella (Staples) Branson.  He married Judith Ann Scheerer on August 3, 1962, in Eureka.

Annabell Marie VanAcker, 81, of Washington, passed away on Saturday, January 2, 2021, at her residence.  On September 13, 1939, she was born in Delavan, WI, to Emil and Marie (Becker) Slack. She married Harold VanAcker on September 20, 1958.

Terry Eugene Summer, 66, of Newport, TN, formerly of Washington, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Newport Medical Center in Newport, TN. He was born on October 24, 1954, in Peoria to the late John Harley and Betty Jean (Guth) Summer.

William J. Spanier, 87, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at Reflections Memory Care in Morton. He was born in Ellinwood, Kansas on March 12, 1933, to Joseph P. and Adelia (Korf) Spanier. He married Carolyn Davis on June 18, 1955, at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church in…

John R. Mollenhauer, 84, of Morton, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born on November 12, 1936, in Cedar Rapids, IA to Glen and Anna (Wickham) Mollenhauer. He married Sharon Killey in Monmouth on August 27, 1960.

Novis W. Franklin, 82, of Morton, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Anna L. "Ann" Rupprecht, 99, of Morton, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. She was born on January 16, 1921, in Morton to Edward and Mary (Gerber) Hirstein. She married Clay Rupprecht in Morton on September 22, 1941.

Sue E. Axley, 86, of Carmel, IN, formerly of Morton, passed away on Saturday, December 26, 2020, at Mannor Care in Carmel, IN.

Michael D. "Mike" Wesner, 77, of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on January 24, 1943, in Chicago to Howard and Lois (McMurry) Wesner. He married Anna Ufkin in Rock Falls on December 7, 1963.

Milton S. "Milt" Grimm, 87, of Morton, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born on August 11, 1933, in Morton to Daniel E. and Mary B. (Rapp) Grimm. He married Shirley Wuthrich in Morton, on May 27, 1956.

Mary Margaret Sheppard, 80, of Washington, formerly of Pekin, passed away at 10:53 p.m. on Thursday, December 24, 2020, at the Apostolic Christian Home-Morton, where she received outstanding care for several months. She was born on November 11, 1940, in Peoria to Dennis and Janice (Rahn) Sheppard.

Thomas L. Hunt, 81, of Washington, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, was called to his eternal resting place on December 22, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

K. Dean Hudson, 83, of Morton, woke up in the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Paul Lewis Freeman, 89, of Washington, passed away at 4:20 a.m. on Monday, December 21, 2020, at Unity Point Health-Proctor in Peoria. He was born August 18, 1931, in Taylor, PA, to Paul Henry and Anna Mae (Williams) Freeman.  He married Elizabeth May Kaetzel on December 27, 1949, in Strouds…

William J. "Bill" Knapp, 96, of Morton, passed away on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at Villas of Holly Brook in Morton.

Richard "Dick" Reeser, 89, of Morton, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020, at Reflections Memory Care in Morton. Dick was born on December 14, 1931, in Goodfield on the family farm to William and Emma (Moser) Reeser.

Vera M. Ray, 90, of East Peoria, passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin. She was born on September 21, 1930, in Christopher to Levi and Nina (Harris) Park. She married Charles J. Ray in Christopher on May 3, 1951. He preceded her in death on Novem…

Edward Thomas Schuck, 92, of Washington passed away at 12:10 a.m. on Friday, December 11, 2020, at his residence.

Mary "Theresa" Merna passed away on December 12, 2020 in Morton. Born on August 15, 1955, the second of eight children to Joseph and Jane (Hayes) of Merna, IL, she grew up on a farm just north of Merna, which she endearingly referred to as being “close to Normal”.

John "Jack" E. Heiniger, 78, passed away peacefully at his home near Germantown Hills on Sunday, December 13, 2020.

Andrew “Drew” Walter Dungan, 42, of Washington passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at his residence due to a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was born on July 20, 1978, in Moline to Joe and Connie (Dean) Dungan.

Shirley K. Metz, 77, of Morton, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020, at her home. She was born on June 10, 1943, in Peoria to George and Martha (Fundenburger) Annasenz. She married Jerry Metz on July 13, 1974, in Morton.

Charles E. Johnson, 87, of Morton, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria.

Marvin C. Hoyt, 88, of Morton, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on March 16, 1932, in Deer Creek to Clifford and Lucy (Hall) Hoyt. He married Geraldine Jump on April 5, 1958. He later married Julia Leeper in Deer Creek on July…

Lester G. "Les" Freidinger, 90, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Dale Duane Dufelmeier, 82, of Groveland, passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He will be celebrating Christmas with Jesus!

Danny K. Hawkins, 66, of Tremont, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at his home. He was born on June 5, 1954, in Gainesboro, TN to Cavit and Lola (Jones) Hawkins.

Elaine M. Engelhorn, 59, of Bloomington, formerly of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. She was born on July 10, 1961, in Peoria to John P. and Mary (Preston) Smith. She married Matt Engelhorn in Morton on October 26, 2019. He survives.

Edward W. "Ed" Roecker, 89, of Morton, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2020, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. He was born on February 17, 1931, in Morton to William and Carolyne (Aupperle) Roecker. He married Barbara Schick in Morton on January 27, 1957.

Joseph E. "Joe" Deavers, 68, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on July 15, 1952, in Peoria to the late Frederick and Ruth (Agnew) Deavers.

Barbara K. Pope, 78, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. She was born on July 7, 1942, in Herrin to Harold and Adah Pearl (Frick) McMillan. She married Stanley Pope in Herrin on August 19, 1962. He survives.

Gregory T. "Greg" Gibson, 49, of Morton, passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at his home. He was born on January 30, 1971 in Bloomington, and three days later was adopted from the Babyfold in Normal by Monte and Joanne (Bollinger) Gibson.

Robert L. "Bob" Sablotzke, 81, of Holland, MI, formerly of East Peoria, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at The Leila and Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence in Muskegon, MI.

Margaret E. Cade, 101, of Eureka, formerly of Normal, passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka. She was born on February 20, 1919, in Morton, to William E. and Gertrude K. (Eisele) Birky. She married Carroll B. Cade on October 27, 1962 in Peoria. He p…

Homer Chester Stout Jr., 76, of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2020, at his home. He was born on November 22, 1944, in Clovis NM to Homer Chester, Sr. and Dora O. (Lee) Stout. He married Sharon Sue Bazil on August 30, 1969, in East Peoria.

Linda "Rae" Pittenger, 75, of Morton passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2020, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. She was born on February 25, 1945, in Peoria. She was adopted in 1948 by John and Gertrude Logan through the South Side Mission. She married Edward Pittenger on October …