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Ilene E. Guile, 85, of Pekin, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Aperion Care Morton Villa.

Clestel “Cless” Carlisle, 86, of Washington, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Toulon. He was born on September 28, 1935, in Washington Township, SD, the son of Harley and Della Russell Carlisle.  He married Nancy Peer on January 8, 1…

Leon C. Freitag, 77, of Mapleton, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on January 16, 1945, in Pekin to Carl and Ina (Roelfs) Freitag. He married Julie Schmidt on January 28, 1977, in East Peoria. She preceded him in death on Janua…

Mary Frances (Brewer) Graf, 70, of Deer Creek, passed away on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, surrounded by her family, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home.

Donna Hamman Heller, 87, of Washington, passed away at 11:35 a.m. on Monday, January 17, 2022. She was born on September 17, 1934, in Beardstown, the daughter of Harold and Ina Kupfer Hamman. She married Walter Heller on June 12, 1965, in Washington. 

Beverly Jean Cravatta, 85, of Washington, passed away on Monday January 17, 2022, at the Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Eureka. She was born on January 28, 1936, in Streator, the daughter of George and Bessie Haycox McMillin. She married Anthony E Cravatta in Streator on May 14, 1…

George R. Bush, 83, of Morton, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born on October 10, 1938, in Lockport to George H. and Faye (Myers) Bush.

William J. Sexton, 84, of East Peoria, passed away at 5:26 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on January 2, 1938, in West Middlesex, PA, the son of Stewart and Helen Goodge Sexton. He married Judy Martin on September 6, 1999, in Groveland, FL.

Bradley G. "Brad" Helmer, 63, of Peoria, formerly of Morton, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022, at his home. He was born on November 30, 1958, in Joliet to Chester and Alice (Blake) Helmer. He married Rebecca Tabor in Groveland on July 31, 2004.

James L. "Jim" Moss, 73, of Morton, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on August 16, 1948, in Nashville, TN to James W. and Helen (Hoard) Moss. He married Karen Potter on September 27, 1982, in Pekin.

Edward John "Ed" Shipman, Jr., 95, of Morton, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022.

Eric L. Jones, 54, of East Peoria, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on June 27, 1967, in Peoria.

Dorothy A. Witzig, 89, of Morton, passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. She was born October 13, 1932, in Morton to Myron and Anna (Barth) Springer. She married Harold Witzig on February 28, 1954, in Morton. He preceded her in death on January 15…

Richard “Dick” L. Brekke, 86, of Washington, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2022. Born on December 3, 1935, in Clark County, South Dakota to Selmer and Eva Brekke, he was the youngest of seven -- three brothers and three sisters -- all who preceded him in death. 

With deepest sorrow we announce that we lost Brody Allen Iverson, age 32, our most beloved son, brother, grandson and friend, on Thursday, January 6, 2022, while in the hospital.

Betty J. Hines, 91, of Morton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Aperion Care Morton Villa. She was born on June 13, 1930, in Peoria to James and Martha Nixon. She married Robert "Bob" Hines on November 10, 1956, in East Peoria.

Kay M. Gillan, 86, of Morton, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at Reflections Memory Care in Morton, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Pekin on July 23, 1935, to Clark O. and Nina (McQueen) Barton. She married her loving husband of 63 years, Loren Gillan, on August 26, …

Kenneth L. Zimmerman, 87, of Morton, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Hopedale Nursing Home. He was born on June 29, 1934, in Morton to Clarence and Lydia (Staker) Zimmerman.  Ken was born again into the family of God in 1975. He married Donna Strunk on December 11, 1954. They we…

Our beloved Joey, Mom, Mama, Joycie and best friend Joyce Wick left us early January 6, 2022, a few short weeks after celebrating her 73rd birthday with her family. She is the greatest wife and Mom that anyone could ever be lucky enough to know. She has the prettiest smile, best bear hugs, a…

Frank Gaydos, 89, of Morton, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on September 19, 1932, in Gary, IN, the son of Frank and Frances Gaydos.

Bruce Kendrick Huddle, 86, of Lamont, IA, formerly of Morton, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday morning, December 27, 2021, at Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein, IA. He was born on April 7, 1935, in College Springs, IA, the son of Gettes Loren and Pansy Joanna (McCrosk…

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James W. Davis, 90, of Morton, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria. He was born on September 15, 1931, in Jacksonville, FL to Lowell and Marie (Koehler) Davis and was raised in Augusta, IL. He married Mabel Gene Newell in Augusta on August 19, 1956.

Lynne Carol Copes, 67, of Germantown Hills, passed away at 6:25 a.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria with Jim and Ashley at her side.  She was born on May 27, 1954, in Chicago to Martin and Joan C. (Karpis) Dolan.  She married James E. Copes on A…

Robert W. “Bob” Butterly, 83, of Washington, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at his residence. He was born on June 6, 1938, in Streator to William and Agnes Adams Butterly.  He married Jean Eller on June 23, 1964.

Hettie Marie Rollings, 73, of Washington, passed away at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday, December 25, 2021, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. She was born on January 26, 1948, in Washington to Uriah O. and Pauline F. (Brueske) Ullom.

Weldon Carl Vierling, 80, of Morton, passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022, at his home. He was born on June 21, 1941, in Peoria to Carl and Rose (Baer) Vierling.

Harold J. Crabtree, 92, of Peoria, formerly of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at his home at Villas of Hollybrook in Peoria. He was born on February 22, 1929, in Peoria to Martin and Mildred (Yates) Crabtree. He married Barbara Folkers in Peoria in 1949. She preceded him …

Ethan James Kellerstrass, 15, of Washington, passed away unexpectedly on December 24, 2021, at his residence.

Donna J. Weinstein, 73, of Morton, passed away on Monday, January 3, 2022, at her home. She was born on November 17, 1948, in Peoria to Joseph and Delores (Weisenhofer) Hoffer.

Joseph R. "Joe" Schwarzentraub, 86, of Morton, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. He was born on August 14, 1935, in Morton, the sixth child of Albert and Nellie (Morgan) Schwarzentraub. His siblings include Mildred Schwarzentraub, Milton Schwarzentraub, Dorothy Schmied and Alvin Schwa…

Shirley A. Hildebrand, 79, passed away on Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. She was born on January 19, 1942, in Norton, KN, to Charles and Thelma (Shay) Rumold.

Darlene Vicary, 83, of Glasford, passed away on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at Pekin Hospital. She was born on February 8, 1938, in Peoria, to Delmar and Violet (Clifford) Asbell. She married Henry Joseph Vicary on March 5, 1965, in Peoria County. He preceded her in death on May 9, 2015.

Mary E. Kimpling, 91, of Washington, passed away on Saturday, January 1, 2022, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Eureka.

Joshua K. Schoenbein, 36, of Morton, passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, in North Pekin. He was born on February 8, 1985, in Chicago to Bruce Schoenbein and Lisa Kaiser.

Bill R. Dobbins, 61, of Morton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at his home.

Wayne Lavern Osborn, 94, of Washington, passed away peacefully at home on December 20, 2021. He was born September 19, 1927, in Duncan, OK, son of Edith Morgan.  He was raised by his grandparents, Lee and Effie Morgan. 

Beverly Ann Fleeman, 81, of Washington, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria surrounded by her three loving daughters.  She was born on July 29, 1940, in Bloomington, the daughter of Melvin John Joseph and Lorene (Forney) Serpette.

Dena R. Carnal, 58, of Morton, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on June 29, 1963, in Peoria to James and Judy (Richard) Kelso. James preceded her in death in 1972, and she was later adopted by Don Borcherding.

William "Bill" Jacob Weinstein, 91, of Indianapolis, formerly of Morton, passed away into Jesus' loving arms on Friday, December 24, 2021, at his home.

Arthur "Gene" Loercher, 87, of Morton, passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Richard L. Owens Hospice in Peoria. He was born on January 22, 1934, in Atlanta to Arthur W. and Bessie (Gardner) Loercher. He married Charmayne Upton in Funks Grove on October 10, 1954. She p…

Nyle E. Hochstetler, 93, of Peoria, formerly of Morton, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Liberty Village, Manor Court in Peoria. He was born on November 2, 1928, in Groveland to Ervan and Sadie (Ackerman) Hochstetler. He married Evelyn LaRosh on September 9, 1954, in rural Pekin.

Twyla M. Schubert, 93, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Grand View Alzheimer's Special Care Center in Peoria. She was born on March 25, 1928, in Roanoke to Mathias and Fannie (Foerter) Paluska. She married Fred G. Sollberger in Morton on October 9, 1949. He preceded …

Robert E. Coltrin, 85, of Morton, formerly of Creve Coeur, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Department. He was born on December 28, 1935, in Centralia to William and Lorene (Wimpy) Coltrin. He married Sue Lane in Somonauk on July 18, 1961.

Helen V. Heubach, 94, of Morton, went to be with the Lord on November 18, 2021, at Senior Star at Elmore Place in Davenport, Iowa. She was born May 3, 1927, in Peoria, the daughter of Phil and Lucile (Dickison) Gibson. On July 5, 1953, she married Harold W. Heubach at Union Congregational Ch…

Winifred L. Swearingen Hays, 103, of East Peoria, formerly of Bradford, passed away peacefully on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at her home.  She was born on March 8, 1918, in Bradford to Pearl and Mable (Noyes) Swearingen.

David J. "Dave" Crouch, 80, of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at his home. He was born on December 12, 1940, in Fairbury to Jesse and B. Louise (Wills) Crouch. He first married Carolyn Smith on February 3, 1962, and they had one daughter, Beth Anne. He later married Karo…

Bonnie J. Porter, 72, of Mackinaw, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021, at her home.

Robert L. Fischer, 94, passed away on Sunday, November 28, 2021, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. He was born on September 10, 1927, in Roanoke to Elias and Lydia (Schlupp) Fischer. He married Nilah Hackenjos in Bluffton, IN on September 25, 1955.

William R. "Bill" Kaufman, 87, of Morton, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on March 21, 1934, in Morton to Daniel and Anna (Wiegand) Kaufman. He married Karen Faubel in Washington on October 18, 1957.

Dorothy Ann Melton, 91, of Washington, passed away on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Hollybrook in Washington.

Patricia J. Weeks, 84, of Washington, passed away on Monday, November 22, 2021, at Washington Senior Living. She was born on September 16, 1937, in El Paso to Oswald and Marjorie Schramm Haas.

Gerald “Jerry” Aschenbrenner, 75, of Washington passed away at 6:40 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Unity Point Health Methodist. He was born on April 4, 1946, in Chicago, the son of Edward and Lillian Nafzinger Aschenbrenner.  He married Phyllis M. Knapp on January 29, 2000, in Peoria. 

Clyde R. Crumley, 88, of Morton, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on August 15, 1933, in Bainbridge Township to Ralph and Sarah (Dodds) Crumley. He married Sandra Kemper on August 9, 1959, in Canton.