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I’m so sorry to hear this Andy. Karen fought a tough battle and I know how hard you all tried. Peace to you at this difficult time.
Hilda was a sweet, thoughtful and hard working lady. We will miss her friendship and seeing her at Republican functions. RIP dear one.❤️
I'm really going to miss our conversations and your presence cuz! I will always remember your kindness and nurturing demeanor! Love you cousin Mac.
My deepest Condolences to the family.
We spent a Christmas Eve with Julie and her family. I’ve known her daughter Jodi for decades but this was my first and only time to spend time with Julie. She was kind, bright, and witty. My family and fell in love with her and felt blessed to meet her. We all hoped to meet again but she became ill shortly thereafter. Yet, even after one meeting, we all feel as though we have lost a dear and cherished friend. Our love and support to Julie’s family. Her memory lives in their kindness.
Andy and family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
With Sympathy from neighbor at Timber Creek #24
The Fragier's were such a loving family to us. We purchased a house from them and enjoyed the relationship we developed. We are so sorry for your loss.
Justin, my love, my best friend, we have been through everything life could throw at us n still we made it out "together". We remained best friends after our divorce for our son n God had an amazing plan behind it. I remember all the late nights in the shop n video chatting n helping u work through so many hardships n keeping you sober. The picture that's posted was 1 u took for me. I have so many pictures of our 2am recovery meetings. My Wooddie Monster u are free now n no longer hurting. That chin can stay up just like the bill up so funny how many things I thought u. I watched u grow into such an amazing man n father. U were blessed with 2 daughters we couldn't have. We'll meet again later down the road my wooddie. Find us a great fishing hole I'll meet u there when the time is right. I promise I will keep ur last wish u sent me in a message. Our son will forever ♾️ be ok in life n loved more then u know. We love u wooddie monster u can breath easy smile n replay memories
My Prayers Are With You. Respectfully, Judy Gordon
Me n Mac
My Beautiful Aunt Julie, you were a constant source of strength and love for our family. You were always putting others first and we are all lucky to have been blessed to have you in our lives. You will be greatly missed, and your memory will live forever in our hearts! We will always Love you! Bobby and family
So sorry to read about Hilda's passing our thoughts & prayers are with you all We remember her well in Southern View as committee women stopping by and just talking .Great Lady .
So many wonderful memories with you and Dan, too many to list. Sorry Dan I didn't make visitation. Hopefully you received the flowers we sent.
Don Jani Jodi and family You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Julie was such a amazing and special lady. I will treasure all our memories together. Julie always treated me so special. I a We are so sorry for all your loss. Your in our prayers Love Merrie and Doug
Sister, losing you is overwhelming at times. Something you know all too well. It’s been said by those much wiser than me that the greatest loss is that of a Mother losing a child. Evident by Michelangelo’s Pieta which I was so fortunate to view with you on our trip to Italy. I have always marveled at your strength to bare such grief, heartache and pain and you’ve been the stalwart many times after. The consumate caregiver and consoler. The ear to listen and the shoulder to cry on, all while exhibiting grace and compassion. Your care allowed me to heal and mend at my own pace and for that along with your unwavering love, I am forever grateful. RIP my Sister. You remain in my heart.
We're so sorry to hear about Joe. You have our deepest sympathies and condolences. I'll always remember Joe as the kindest, honest gentleman anyone could ever find. Always a true pleasure to know and interact with. May he rest in peace in the comfort of our Lord. Amen.
Karen was one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever known. She was a wonderful neighbor who was willing to do anything to help out others. I am blessed to of known Karen, Andy and their two boys. May God wrap his arms around you all during this time.
Family of Joanne Roderick So sorry to hear of the passing of Joanne. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
Sorry for your loss. I lost father in 1988 and mother on 1998. Still struggling with loss of karole. Thanks much for info
Karen has touched our lives in so many ways: loving neighbor, babysitter in a pinch, pinochle partner for 40+ years, sweet, gentle friend who was always there for us in good and bad times. We have been blessed to have you in our family's lives. Karen loved her family ferociously and they loved her back with all their hearts. We miss you already. You fought the good fight with grace and strength. We are better people for knowing you. Love and prayers to Andy, Eric, Mark and families. We love you.
You definitely left your mark on this world! Thank you for all the memories good and bad! We All Shine on Brother!! Give Jimmy one of my famous shin kicks when you get there! <3<3
It has been a long time since we were back in Illinois and visiting Andy and Karen. We remember her as a sweet, kind, loving person. Surely she will be missed by family and friends. We can all be assured that she is with our heavenly father. Prayers of comfort and peace for those left behind.
So sad and my prayers. and thoughts to the family. Karen was one of the nicest, sweetest people I ever met. I will continue to keep the family in my prayers.
Our sympathies to Andy and the family. Prayers and thoughts are with you all.
You are an amazing person and an awesome tattoo artist you will be missed enjoyed our talk when I last seen you until we meet again my friend
She was such a kind, pleasant person! She will be missed! Our prayers are with you! Big hugs!
Even though I haven’t seen Dan for many years, the time at high school was some very special, fun times. Back in the day – we had initiation day for freshman, and seniors got to pick their slave for the day Dan, being the president of student council, got first pick. I have to say I felt pretty privileged to be the chosen. We had some great times and he was a great guy. I was very fortunate to talk to him on the phone about a month ago while visiting my brother Mike. He will be missed. ❤️
In memory of my father. He also has four other living grandchildren, Stephen, Samantha, David and Justine Daniele. And 1 grandchild that passed away Kristina Daniele
So sorry for your loss. You're in our thoughts & prayers.
So very sorry to hear of Karen’s passing. It was a pleasure working with her at Forsyth Insurance as well as at R W Troxell for so many years. She will be missed. Condolences to the family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I was so happy that we got to know each other thru the marriage of our kids. You were a wonderful grandma to all the grandchildren and a wonderful friend and will be deeply missed
We're so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with your whole family.
I saw Tom's obituary in the newspaper, but it was after the service. I have very fond memories of times that we spent with you and Tom from years ago. I'm thinking of you, Kay, and wish you well.
We are deeply saddened by Bonnie's passing. Our sincerest sympathy to Dan, Sal, Vito and Faimilies. Sending love, Tom and Linda Fromm
I met Dan in 1971 at Miltons pool room in Decatur. We found we we liked the same things, shooting pool and drinking beer (lots f it too) and other extracurricular activities I won't get into. Although we didn't hang out much for the last 40 years I did keep in touch with him and would go to Springfield to visit when I was in the area. Rest in peace old friend I'm going to miss you!!!
I love and miss you See you on the other side sweet man.
Justin, rest in peace, know that you were loved so much. ❤️
So sorry for your loss Ann, may the Lord give your family comfort during this difficult time ❤️
Dr. Mel Geiger was such a sweet, caring person. We worked together at the Animal Protective League. We all adored Mel. I’m not the only one who benefited from Mel’s Master Gardening. He shared his knowledge and plants freely. My raspberry and blackberry patches are thanks to Mel. My wife, June, and I got further acquainted with Mel and Marge because of our mutual interest in antiques. There again, Mel exceeded in kindness and comradeship. What a great man.
Bob Was The Nicest And Most Compassionate Man I Ever Meet. He Cared For The Cadets And Troopers. I Came On The Job OCT 1971 And Had Nothing But Love For Bob Ever Since. R.I.P. BOB.
You will be missed ..so sorry to hear about this. My prayers are with the family.
Up One!!! I've sum of my best "From the Gut" bursts of laughter since the moment we met. I hdnt laughed so hard n yrs Justin. I luv u Bruh.. #Rags2Riches.
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Danny and I shot a number of pool games of pool at the old Stan & Vi's grille Danny could shoot a mean game of pool. RIP old friend.
I first met Dan in high school as we were typing partners, Dan being the better typist I asked him to do the speed test on his typewriter, which he did( after I had written my name with mine) well the teacher noticed two different kinds of font this giving me an F for cheating. After that we became the best of Friends playing pool and maybe a few other extrcurricular activities. Dan you will be missed my Friend.
Your light will shine forever.
My friend I will always remember you and our talks we had. I love my tattoos you gave me and cherish them. Rest my friend , I will miss you. ❤️
My deepest condolences Kim, and his family and friends. I never was blessed too meet him yet I feel a connection, he was an amazing artist. I know he will always be loved and missed.
Sorry for your loss. I sure will miss afternoons in the garage.
You guys did very fantastic job with my mom
I'm saddened for the family at Crystal's passing, but am grateful she is in the presence of our Lord today. She was a lovely woman, who always had a smile on her face and hug. Peace and love to your family, Brian and Sara.
Heaven now has not only a amazing friend but a bad azz tattoo artist now go do more amazing work on the other side I love you my dude I’ve had your back an believes in you from day one my heart truly is broken but I know one day I’ll see you again
Lori,John and family sorry to hear about Mark a good friend for over 55 years what a great guy, my God bless your family
Dennis and Family so sorry to hear the passing of what a great guy, 93 years is a great run,
Ann and Family - So many wonderful and happy memories of fun times shared with Pete, and all of you, back at White Fence Acres. Pete, was a true and loyal friend, and he will be missed! Thoughts, prayers, and love embracing all of you during this difficult time.
I'm sorry for your loss, and I hope you can find comfort in those around you. Please reach out if you need anything. Uncle Tom was a special part of the family, and had his way of telling the family story. We will deeply miss him and remember him always
Mel was my neighbor for many years. He was a great guy! I will miss his fishing tales, along with this master gardening skills, and tips on how to garden.
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Dr. Geiger always took wonderful care of our furry family members. He was professional, dedicated, caring, full of joy, and understanding. Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.
So much of the love I received from so many of my animals was the direct result of his love of animals. This morning as I read his obituary I cried. But now I am revisiting memories. I am remembering things he taught me as our vet. I am smiling, even laughing. To this day I still quote his sage advice to fellow dog owners.
Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Beagles family on the loss of Mark. He was a friend and co-worker whose company I always enjoyed. Rest in Peace Mark.
Dr. Geiger was veterinarian to my fur family for decades, and I was so comfortable with the care he gave them. Later, when the tornados came through in 2006, we worked together to cut up and stack branches in Jerome.
My condolences to the Bringuet Family. Joe was always a kind and friendly man when I would see him at the shop. May his memory be a blessing.
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Bobby & CJ and the entire family.
Dr. Geiger was my dogs vet for many many years. He was very caring and gave them the best vet care any dog could receive. May he RIP!
I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I worked with Bob at the ISP academy and I always had the greatest respect for him. He was a man of honor and great virtues. His presence at the academy and around both the staff and cadets made the agency and all of us better people. Thanks for your service Bob and rest in peace brother.
Tom and Kay have had it rough for a long time. He went to his favorite State, Florida, one last time......God Bless my sister Kay and her daughters through this hard time...
Lyle I’m so sorry to hear the loss of Anna she was a sweet lady give my condolences to the boys also my heart goes out to you all
Joanne was such a sweet and knowledgeable lady. She will be missed by many.
Dear Janet, I am so sorry for you & your family. Bloomer was a great guy. Mark is up there with Bill laughing it up & enjoying each other's company. God's mercy & peace to you & your family.
I had the pleasure of having Dr. Geiger as my vet many years ago. He as a kind and gentle soul with the four legged ones. Very nice and humane man.
Crystal was an amazing woman. Glad I got to know her through Sue and Chris. Enjoyed having her in our Sunday school class years ago at Rochester Christian Church. I even had the pleasure of having one on one time with her on a couple occasions. She was a very fun and spirited lady. May God bless you all.
so sorry, please accept my condolences.....Howard and Crystal were my Sunday School teachers at South Seventh Street....loved them, we all have those favorites from when we were little and they were...Crystal was so sweet and would have the class to their house for fun times.....I was blessed knowing both! sending prayers
So sorry for the loss of Dr. Geiger. He was such a nice man and a wonderful caring veterinarian. Prayers sent to his family and friends.
Bob was one of the range officers when I was at the academy way back in 1980 and a friend throughout my 28 years career. A true gentleman and always smiling. I shall miss him.
Joanne was a wonderful colleague, teacher, and friend. Behind that little smile was always a humorous story. I will miss her but feel blessed to have known her. God Bless
She was loved by all those who knew her. She was definitely a leader and coordinator of reunions in our family -- Springs.
All my love to the Cappelli family in this time of grief. Papo was a great man and I'm grateful to have known him.
Very sorry for your loss Wade.
So sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy. His smile and positive attitude helped me get through my training at the Academy. RIP Bob..
Condolences on the passing of Mel. He was such a nice man. We pray for peace, comfort and serenity in the days to come. Your Texas friends, Larry and Barbara Surginer
I’m sorry for everyone’s loss, my deepest sympathies and condolences to the family. Melvin was my families veterinarian when I was younger and helped us thru many trials and tribulations with having dogs and bringing puppies into the world! Melvin was a wonderful man and even more wonderful veterinarian! My family was eternally grateful for him! Rest In Peace Melvin & May You Never Be Forgotten!
Our deepest condolences to the family on your loss. It was always so clear how much John loved his family, and especially his boys and his grandchildren. We hope that you all continue to feel that love surround you during this difficult time and find comfort in the many good memories you share. Rest in peace, John.
My heart is filled with so many wonderful memories Aunt Chris!
I will miss you John. Even though we only worked together for a yr and half I always enjoyed working with you. You were such a good person and loved your grandkids.
Chris & Susan, So sorry to read of your mother's passing. I remember Chris from B&F Toggery. May she rest in Peace.
Pat, I will miss you so much. Worked with you so much in all my years in the Senate and House. Since COVID I had not seen you, but thought of you often. Glad you were able to meet and work with my husband Mike. He thought you were great also. We were so blessed to have you as a friend. Love and peace to your family Michael & Sharon Wilson
Lori - I was so saddened to learn of Mark’s passing. Please know you have me & my family’s heartfelt sympathy. Treasure the memories and may they sustain you thru these most difficult times.
I met Joanne while volunteering at Memorial gift shop. Joanne was a pleasure to be with, told great stories & had a wonderful sense of humor. I really enjoyed our times together. My sincere sympathy.
We want to express our sympathy and let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The way you looked at our sons when they were born . The way you would holler and do your ' victory ' dance watching the bulls ,the cubs and hockey . The way you would get a fiery gleam in your eye discussing politics . The sound of your laugh . The way you would support our boys at every turn . I replay watching you pile sports equipment in the old explorer even . I think about our trip we just took a few years ago to Chicago so three of my favorite Cub fans could watch the Cubbies . I remember all of our long trips to airports , military bases ,sending our boys off into danger to represent our country . I remember our pride and joy we shared in our boys . I remember the times we would stand and look at one another like what the heck do we do now after sending them off with Military duties. I remember the love and struggles of full time work ,raising three very active stair step aged very active boys . I remember waking up with you holding one boy, me holding another boy and another boys foot being flung over one of our heads ( lol) Bottom line ... In good times and not so good times , I couldn't have done it without you . Thank you for modeling to our son's what being a father was supposed to look like . I remember everything from our friendship , courtship ,those days of parenting ,struggles and rewards of having amazing human beings come out of it and now their sweet little human beings they are bringing up . I remember it all down to the last symbolic wave and greeting you gave me walking towards me just a tiny bit earlier than your trip to Heaven . I know it's not goodbye but see ya later . Please if God allows, let us always be aware of your love and huge energy and if God allows ,stand right beside our boys through their lives as this will certainly be a palpable and painful loss
So sorry to hear in the passed she had a heart of gold who is there to help anyone. I met her through her husband, Lyle, and my best friend Jamie Grob, work together, met her at their conventions..
We are with heavy hearts to hear of Marks passing. I enjoyed working with and being around Mark. He left a lasting impression on a lot of people within the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with his entire family.
Joanne was my babysitter when we all lived on Calhoun Street. I always remembered her and would run into her over the years at KDO and other social functions. She remembered me also, so it was always nice talking with her. Condolences to the Roderick and Spring families.
After moving to Springfield, Pat was one of the first people I met when I started working in the capitol. She taught me a lot and was a great friend. I will miss her dearly! My condolences to all her friends and family.
So sorry for your loss. We had some great times together.
Keith, affectionately known as Mayor of of the subdivision , will be sorely missed. He was a good neighbor and friend. Full of laughter and knowledge. Want to take a trip, he was always there with suggestions. No other like Keith. Rest In Peace.
Jean, I am so sorry about Carl. He was a really nice guy and will be missed.
A BEAUTIFUL woman who I have had the privileged to be friends with. Amazing, appreciative, beautiful, supportive soul who I will greatly miss. I love you Pat! Praying for the family during this difficult time!
Sorry for your loss. I knew Mark back in the 90's. We worked at at the Sangamon County Jail together. He was a wonderful human being. His great sense of humor is what I remember most about him. RIP "BEAGS"
Frank sorry for you and your family’s loss, Mark was a great guy God bless him and the entire family
I am So Sorry about your loss. Mrs. Roderick was my 3rd grade teacher at Wanless. She was always so kind and patient with me. When I started working for Memorial I would see her in the gift shop and say Hi! What a Lovely Lady who touched many lives.
So sorry to hear of Tom Sr. passing. I worked with Tommy Jr. at Bunn and played guitars a lot. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family! RIP Tom
So sorry to hear of Tom passing. I worked with little Tommy at Bunn and played guitars together. Sorry for your loss. RIP Tom.
A great friend and a wealth of information. I'm sure ISP missed him when he retired. He always had the answer or found it. RIP my friend.
So sorry for his family's loss. Worked with Larry at ISP. He was an interesting fun person to talk with. We spent many hours working together in the 1990s. Sure did miss him after he retired.
Mark was an awesome, fun, caring man. Our hearts breaks for you and your family. Many prayers for you all at this time of healing.
I am so Very sorry for your loss.. my God give you Peace
Louie and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this time.
I am saddened to see that Mark has passed. He was such a fine man. I used to see Mark every day at the state police building on Adams Street where I carried mail. I also used to see him almost every Sunday at blessed sacrament church where he ushered. I met the beagles family at Saint peter and Paul church where we all attended I got to know Frank, Rich, and Michael. Mrs. Beagles was such a nice lady. She worked very hard, raising all those children and raised them well. May Mark rest In Peace and God bless all of his family.
Pat was an amazing person. We shared a love of shoes. She always made my day in the Statehouse. She will truly missed
3 memories from Al's Euclid Senior High School friends who knew Al at school 1974-1976: I met Al when his family moved into our apartment building in early 1974 and celebrated his 16th birthday with him and his parents. Al used to love telling the story about the day I introduced my conservative mother to him on the elevator as my new friend Al, and she did a double take when she looked up and saw his long hair. - Warren Kurtz This has not been a good year. I have fond memories of him. - Tim Rote (who lost his wife last month to cancer) In my mind, he is still 18 with shoulder length black semi curly hair and a friendly smile. - Laurie DeMattie Schmaus
I got to know Mark through his mother and father at Sunset Lake. A good guy who was very knowledgeable about many things. He will be truly missed. I was lucky enough to have one last beer with him before his passing. I can see you fishing now with your father and brother. RIP Mark and may God Bless.
Thank You for your Service. American Veterans Stand and Salute You! Old Reliables Varsity.
May the Lord bless and keep you, Larry. I had the honor of working with Larry on many occasions, he was so helpful and always willing to go the extra mile. I too am a veteran of Vietnam, affected by Agent Orange, we talked about our experiences many times. May he be with Our Lord at His banquet table. Ret. ISP D#11 Lieutenant. Terry Zeisset
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear of Bloome’s passing! Always a fun and great guy. Thinking of his family!
Thinking of you, Scott. We feel so blessed to have known your mom and to witness your devotion, each to the other. I am so sorry for your loss.
I remember when you and Clifford was in the service. I always looked forward when u two would came home for leave. I always looked up to u all my life. I miss that so much. You rest in peace no more pain. Love you so much.
I have many fond memories of dear Peggy Sue through the years. Sitting in the front row at every one of Scott’s productions, chatting with staff and cast, opening her home to theatre parties. She was a one of a kind, caring lady who will be greatly missed. She had such a close relationship with Scott and he with her. That kind of devotion is so special. Everyone was blessed to have known her. R. I. P. dear lady.
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. She was a true treasure and inspiration brightening everyone’s day. Seeing her smiling, enjoying performances , and chatting with so many while in the front row at The Legacy was extra special!!!! Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Special angel. Cherished memories. Peace.
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your father, Otto. He was a wonderful, loving generous man as well as an accomplished leader in the community and successful businessman. Please be assured that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your father will forever occupy a particular place in your heart, and his memory will live on through you and the love you shared.
I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your father, Otto. He was a wonderful, loving generous man as well as an accomplished leader in the community and successful businessman. Please be assured that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your father will forever occupy a particular place in your heart, and his memory will live on through you and the love you shared.
Larry was one of the first people we met when we moved next door and he has been a good friend and was always willing to help with any projects,
Janet and family - Sincere condolences on the loss of Mark. I haven't had much contact with you and your family, but wanted you to know that I thinking of you.
Janet and family - Sincere condolences on the loss of Mark. I haven't had much contact with you and your family, but wanted you to know that I thinking of you.
Rich & family, we are so sorry to see that Pat has passed. I just saw her obituary. We are sending our deepest condolences and prayers for each of you for your loss. Sorry that we were unable to attend her celebration of life, but know she will be missed by friends who knew her. Pat was a beautiful person both inside and out. I pray you all are doing well. Please say hello to Wendy and all the family.
Mark was a great neighbor to us and our dogs. Always willing to help us with anything. We used to joke that he could never move since we had trained him so well. We'll miss our lawn mower conversations.
Maureen, Phil and I are so sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. May your memories comfort you. Phil and Jane Passerini
I have such great memories of Carl! He and my grandpa were in the Land of Lincoln Chorus together and, as a kid, I went to every show. He was such a great guy. I hope his family finds peace and comfort in this difficult time.
Jean and family, I am so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. I always enjoyed talking with him and watching him in the babershoppers. He was such a wonderful man. You are in my thoughts and prayers
What a joy to work for and with. Mark and I shared an office for a while at Viper and it was easily the best years I've ever had at any job. No matter what your mood, Bloomer always left you laughing. Condolences to all of the family and rest in peace my friend, you made me a better person for knowing you.
All of us at Famous Salon were saddened to hear of Ben's passing. We were beyond blessed to have been a part of his life. We will forever treasure all of the good times we had. Our prayers of comfort go out to all of Ben's family. Fly high with the angels Ben you will be missed! Famous Salon Staff
Maureen and family I'm so sorry for your loss
I have fond memories of Ben from junior high and high school. RIP, Ben!
I went to school with Bennie. Lots of great memories. My thoughs and prayers are with his family ❤️
I hope you receive all the love in the tears that are being shed
Carl and Jean have been great friends to my parents, as they’ve shared their love of singing and playing cards. We loved our yearly visits as they headed to Florida, but stopped to play cards, enjoy some craft beer and maybe catch a hockey game! Carl will be greatly missed.
Dear Jean & Family, I am very sorry to know that Carl has died. I first met him through Jean at the clinic where we both worked. Carl and one of his Barbership Quartets made a Very Dramatic and Positive Memory for many Workers and Patients at a place not known for having many: a Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Hospital unit! I was very fortunate to be top bidder at a Silent Auction when his Quartet or Barbershop organization took bids on a group “Singing Telegram.” With a little coordination with the unit’s supervisor, we had Carl and his Barbership buddies, in costume, sing several songs when the day and evening shift, plus Patients, would all get to enjoy them—on Valentine’s Day, I think, around 2006!
Maureen, I am so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. May wonderful memories comfort you and your family. Sending prayers and hugs.
To Kenny’s Family: I’m so sorry to read of Kenny’s passing. I first met Ken in the early 80’s when I worked for the Illinois State Treasurer’s office and Kenny worked in the Secretary of State micrographics Division where they processed our Microfilm and Microfiche. Ken and his staff were always a pleasure to deal with and very accommodating to all our needs. He was such a pleasant individual and I always enjoyed Kenny’s company. May Ken’s soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed rest in peace. Jim Kramp / Co-worker / Friend
Aunt Karen, Tommy and Heidi...I'm just now seeing the obituary. So sorry for your loss. May the Holy Spirit fill your hearts with good memories, and the knowledge that we will all be reunited one day.
It's the love that's left behind that lasts forever. Wishing you, family, and friends the comfort of that love and the peace of knowing it will never leave you. In Deepest Sympathy>
Janet, you and Mark were our best friends for so many years. We have so many great memories with you guys. Even though we are miles and years apart we have thought of you both and smiled many times.
We are so very saddened to hear this news. We always enjoyed visiting with Mark on our neighborhood walks. Janet, Amber, Jessica, Tyler—you are certainly in our thoughts.
Condolences to your family. I am sure fond memories will fill your hearts.
Prayers to his family. Sure enjoyed working with him.
Sorry for your lost Amanda family
Sending Prayers from all 3 of us.. Kenny Freer (RIp) worked w Mark at the mine, I Trudy Kenny's sister got to know Mark thru Kenny and our mother met Mark at Kenny's funeral visitation a year ago... Mark was a VERY cool and nice guy... RIP mark...I'm sure Kenny will be there to meet you on the other side
I am so sorry for your loss.
Always loved catching up and talking Cubs baseball at D’arcy’s.
Ted and I are so sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. He was an awesome guy and had such a sweet nature. Praying for you all.
Very sorry for your loss.
Marker Family, we are sorry to hear about the transitioning of Mr. Marker. May your heart's be filled with loving memories.
Maureen and family, on behalf of Carolyn and myself, I wanted you to know that you and Kenny are in our thoughts and prayers. I met Kenny when we were freshman in high school and he was a person who never changed. His smile was infectious and always on his face, he was a great guy who I will always remember as a friend. We are vacationing and unable to attend the services.
Maureen Leona and I are so sorry to read of Ken’s passing. You both were always so kind to me during my coaching and teaching years at Southeast. I guess God wanted some of that kindness and took Ken to heaven. Maybe God did answer our prayers!!!! Our condolences to you and your entire family. Larry and Leona Garrison
Ann I have been thinking of you warmly and often. So sorry to hear about Pete. Take care of yourself
Prayers and sympathy to Maureen and family I knew Ken from St Agnes Grade School and then was at SHA the same time he was at GHS Class of 1962
So sorry for your loss. Ken was one of the
Maureen, I’m so sorry. Thinking of you and Ken with prayers. Eternal Light.
Jean & Family- I’m so sorry to hear of your loss of Carl. He was such a wonderful man, and such a great supporter of the arts. I wish I could make it to the service, but I am out of town. But please know I’ll be thinking of you.
So sorry to hear of Carolyn’s passing. I have fond memories of her from St. John’s in Beardstown and of she and Leta Monger hauling Marge and I around in high school.
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. RESPECTFULLY, JUDY GORDON
So sorry to hear this. Knew Ken from our many years at Secretary of State, super nice guy. My sincere condolences to Maureen and his Family. May he rest in eternal peace
My heartfelt prayers are with you, Jean, and your family during this incredibly difficult time.
My dear Follin family…I a, so sorry to hear of your loss. I have been praying daily for your husband and father . Carl was such a kind , considerate man. Always a great conversation, willing helper and everything came with a smile. I am in Florida and will not be able to attend services but please know you will be in my thoughts as you say goodbye.
Jean and Dawn, so sorry to hear of Carl's passing. We always enjoyed spending time with you and Carl. May God comfort you in your loss!
Remembering a friend from St. John's Hospital. May He rest in peace. My sincere sympathy to all his Family. You are in my prayers.
Jean and family, keeping all of you in thought and prayer. What a truly nice man who will be missed by so many.
She was my preschool teacher at Trinity. So sorry for your family’s loss!
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. RESPECTFULLY, JUDY GORDON
oh, Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. cherish all your memories. Take care.
Carl Follin has been a part of my life since I began dating my future husband back in 1970. I have not known a time when Carl has not been a part of the rhythm and flow of Neal family events, celebrating Christmases, births, weddings, graduations and mourning our losses. When my own husband, Jean’s only brother, died in 2018, Carl Follin was here. Several months after my husband’s death, Carl and Jean returned to our home in Mississippi to help me through some things that needed to be done around my house. My granddaughters, both grown now, fondly remember sitting around my large round breakfast table and playing Dominos with Carl during one of their great uncle’s visits. They also recall his broad smile and joking manner. It is said that as long as someone is remembered, they are never truly gone. Carl Follin will always be remembered.
Jean. So very sorry for your loss. Our condolences to you and your family.
Gay Ann & Family: I am so very sorry for your loss. I didn’t know him but I felt like I did thru our conversations. I hope now he can rest in peace.
The Follin Family: So sorry to read about the loss of Carl...Great memories to hold on too and cherish time you had together...His not suffering and pain free...guardian angel ... My Condolences during this days..
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Carolyn was a true treasure and inspiration. She brightened everyone’s day. She was an amazing disciple at St. John’s Lutheran Church.Special angel Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.
MY PRAYES ARE WITH YOU. RESPECTFULLY, JUDY GORDON
I am writing for my father, Charles E. Miller. Bob and he were in the same class at Lamphier High School. They kept in touch over a corn dog when Dad would visit family and Springfield. When the drive from Chicago became difficult he’d send one of his 8 kids to send his regards. Our sympathy to the Voss family and to all that called Bob a friend.
Our deepest sympathy to you Mark and Laurie, as well as, to your family.Your Dad is now walking with Jesus looking at the beautiful gardens of heaven.
Don volunteered for many years at the Illinois State Museum Research and Collections Center in the Anthropology section. I'm grateful for the time I worked with Don at the center. He was such a charming, kind and thoughtful person and he helped inventory many, many archaeological collections. We all looked forward to seeing and visiting with Don each week. He received IDNR Volunteer of Year recognition on more than one occasion. I also witnessed his talent as a potter. He was an artist and gave me one of his pieces. I will treasure it, and I'll think of Don every time I look at it. He will be greatly missed.
Ann, My thoughts and prayers of strength and peace go out to you, Brad and David.
Mom and dad made nine wonderful children. Kevin was definitely one of there best.
It was my great good fortune not only to have been Jon's Brother Rat, but also to have known his brother Mike. It was through my association with Mike that I maintained communication with Jon. He was a good man.
Sympathy and Love to "Donny's" family. He was a good and gentle man who was a good example and role model in our growing up years. It was good to renew our contact in the past few years.
You have fought the good fight you have finished the race you have kept the faith. Thank you for all the wonderful memories Don you will live on through Meghan and Paige Kyle and Derrick
Karen and Family. So sorry for your loss. I had planned to attend visitation but because of weather I decided to stay home. Keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers. Love you all.
Not enough room here to honor Danny and share how he was a great gentle-man, friend and neighbor. We are so glad that a job transfer landed us right next door and into the arms of The Law family. Love You All, and have wonderful forever memories of a big, strong, smiling Danny Law.
Sorry to read of Cara's death-Sympathy and Prayers to all the family.
Bob Vose -The Proud North Ender. RIP. Bob was ward 5 alderman (R) previous to me. He didn’t know me from Adam and took me under his wing-politically and as a friend. His help campaigning and being a mentor was enormous. His efforts making our ward a nice safe place were very much appreciated by all. His restoration of Monument Ave will be enjoyed by millions.✝️✝️✝️
Ann, thinking of you. So sorry for your loss.
Pam, I mourn with you on the loss of John and celebrate and smile at the memories created. RIP John
We want to send our sincere condolences to Pete's family. We're very sorry for the loss of such a great guy. My Dads company was Tri-County Stump Removal and we did a lot of work for Pete over the years and we will miss him so much. Such a great guy who always treated me and my Dad great. I will defintely miss our chats on the job sites. Rest in peace Pete you will never be forgotten. From Trey and Steve Turner (Tri-County Stump)
I considered Pete my tree guy. He did work for me and my dad. I am moving to a new home and planned to call Pete to trim the trees. I am sorry to hear he is gone. My prayers are for his family. Rest in Peace.
RIP Pistol Pete it was a pleasure and honor knowing you for that short time gonna miss you brother thanks for everything my friend
Kathy and family so sorry for your loss, you are all in my thoughts abd prayers.
My prayers go out to all of his family as loss is never easy! PapaBear will be missed. He has been part of our family for so many wonder years. I’ll miss hearing him say hello Susan and smooch my cheek.
He will be missed
Kathy, Craig, and family, may God bless you all. Dan was a good man and coworker. He was very proud of his family. You are in our prayers.
Dan was a great neighbor and friend to me. I always enjoyed the long talks we had in our driveways, talking about our lives and kids. My condolences to Kathy, their kids and grandkids.
Dan was a great neighbor and friend to me. I always enjoyed the long talks we had in our driveways, talking about our lives and kids. My condolences to Kathy, their kids and grandkids.
Tom and I were close neighbors for many years. A nicer man you will never meet. Many days we would sit outside and tell funny stories of events that happened throughout our lives. Tom would never turn you down if asked for help. I considered him a good friend. It was an honor to have known him. Prayers go out to his family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Karen and family. May God be with all of you.
“I would like to send my condolences to petes family, i am very sorry for your loss. Pete was very special to all of us, thanks for the wonderful memories pete. great boss great friend...love you pete. - Joe 217 Gutters and roofng”
I’m so honored to have lived behind the Laws when I lived in Chatham. I have fond memories of visiting with Danny. He had a set of metal chairs he had in the area just behind their fence that we would sit and chat. Then there was he time I had a possum in my shed. I called the police station and he answered saying no we can’t come and shoot it. He was chuckling as he hung up the phone. Of course there are many more memories I will cherish. So very grateful for his friendship.
Tom was one of my favorite people as a kid in Williamsville.Good memories Of local farm pond fishing and frying our catch at the Dennison house. Love the Dennison family.
Pete was a great man he made such a dramatic impact on my life in the short time I knew him I truly miss him My prayers go out to his family
Tom was me and my brother's baseball coach or he was my brother's he taught my brother how to field baseballs and how to hit and not be afraid of pictures we played baseball in the early '80s there in Illinois he was probably the best role model and a good father me and my brother and I live in Missouri and we are so sorry to the dentist and family for the loss of Tom Karen will be lost and we want to wait send our deepest condolences to the dentist and family from the Barlow's that live in Missouri
I am so sorry for your loss. Offering my deepest sympathy and condolences to family and friends during this very difficult time. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort with all the cherished memories of Tom.
Tom was one of my most favorite people in this world. He will definitely be missed. Prayers for peace and comfort for his family.
Jon will be truly missed by all who came in contact with him. He had a good nature and could talk about almost any sport - complete with stats. He was also very conversant in History - almost any subject there too! We had several good discussions about the civil war, and his memory regarding the statistics and battle grounds and dates just blew me away. What a nice guy - always sharing his knowledge! We also had good times at family picnics and other gatherings, and we always learned something new from Jon. He also attended mass every Sunday, and received the Blessed Sacrament weekly, so he took care of his soul while here. I will miss him, as all of the families will, but we can rest assured he is enjoying the promise of Heaven, which he earned.
To Ann, Brad and David, sort to here of Pete’s passing. I worked with Pete on many construction projects over the years. I also am a 50 year member of local 137 Plumbers & Fitters.Pete was always a pleasure to work with.RIP My Friend till We meet again! Greg Boston Cape Coral, Florida
Thinking of the entire family during this time of loss. Our condolences to you all.
Mrs. Dennison, Tom and Heidi, My deepest Condolences to you for the passing of Mr. Dennison. I have nothing but fond memories of him while growing up in the neighborhood and with him coaching Tom and I on the Zayre's baseball teams back in the late 70's. I still remember many of his lesson's and helping teach us boys to become better players and people as well. I still remember as he put himself in danger laying on the ground at the ballpark in Grandview holding my feet still while I was batting to help me be a better player. I've never forgotten that and his other lessons. They meant the world to me and I passed them on to my son during his youth and hopefully he will pass them off when its time for his daughter to begin playing. May your hearts be filled with the joy of his spirit until you all meet again. Thank you Mr. Dennison for all your teachings. Rest in Peace, you've earned it.
Kathy my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your husband.
I will always remember Danny. He is a close friend of my parents… and I am lucky enough to have experienced the kind person he was and the support I always knew I had whenever I needed him. That’s the kind of friend he was to my parents. They loved Danny and will always be there for Kathy. You will be missed greatly; you will always be in the hearts of those who loved you dearly. My condolences.
My sincere condolences to Pete's family and friends.
My sincere condolences to Dan’s family on this loss. I knew him as “Danny” from our early years at St. Cabrini gradeschool and we reconnected during our time at Springfield College in Illinois. On occasion, I saw Dan over the years at various places in town, and it was always a delight to catch up with him. He was a warm person, and will be greatly missed.
The Law and Barger families grew up together. Sorry to hear that Dan has passed away. Marilyn Barger Boehs
We will miss Orlando. Our showroom windows will never look the same again. We looked forward to seeing him as a friend as well. It was quite a shock to learn of his passing. He fought one heck of a fight and we were hoping he would pull through again. No one will ever take his place. May Orlando Rest In Peace and in God’s grace.
I will miss my silly Uncle Dan. He always knew how to make you feel special and loved.
Remembering Dan from High School I was glad that we had a great talk at our 45th reunion! Keeping him in my prayers! My sincerest condolences to Dans Family
Serving as Ward 5 Alderman for 8 years, and as a current candidate for that seat in the April 4 election, I know how revered and loved Bob was in Ward 5 among the many current residents of the Ward who were around when Bob was our Alderperson. One thing Ald. Vose did that continues to reap beneifts is the creatiion of the Enos Park TIF. Via an agreement with Capital Township forged by Mayor Lanfelder, the TIF was extendned for a 2nd time in 2021 by the IL legislature. Bob's good work will continue to reap benefits for our neigborhood for many years. May he rest in peache.
To Kathy Law ,Family and Grandkids my deepest sympathy for your loss of Danny Law. I've know Danny for along time grew up in the same neighborhood and he went to school with my Sister. I am so sorry for your loss my he rest in peace now.
Kenny, Roxanne, Sandy and all the Vose family….I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a good man and will be missed by so many. Prayers for your family.
My heart and prayers are with you and your family Rachel. He was one of a kind and I'm fortunate to have known him . RIP Pete , you are definitely missed.
Sorry for your loss prayers go out to the family
Sorry for your loss and prayers to the family
Beth and Family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Hugs to you all.
Dan helped train me as a dispatcher at the Chatham Police Department back in 2012. He always had something funny to say and had the greatest "10-4." He was a great coworker and was always telling me about his family and grandkids. Dan will be missed by everyone who knew him. My deepest condolences to the entire family.
Our deepest sympathy to Kathy and the entire family. We will keep you all in our prayers . May Danny rest in peace.
Our deepest sympathy to Kathy, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We will keep Danny and his entire family in our prayers. May he rest in peace.
Classmate, friend, Brother in Law Enforcement. Rest now. Thoughts and prayers for Craig and the rest of Danny’s family.
My heart goes out to the Law Family at this time - The passing was not unexpected, yet it is still hard to realize Danny is no longer here doing everything he always did in support of his friends and family - He ran a very good race albeit a long and hard one for many years - He is in now in Everlasting Peace and totally healed - May that bring peace to everyone thinking about him when we get a chance to say our farewells
Danny was a gentle giant with kind eyes & a great smile. I remember him making homemade ice cream for birthday parties. He would ride his bike for miles. May Kathy & family find comfort, peace & love in sweet memories of Danny
Dan was a great man had a lot of fun with him and his family at the bowling alley. Our thoughts and prayers are with his whole family.
My condolences to the entire Vose family! Bob was definitely an amazing man and had the best stories. He will be deeply missed.
God must of needed another warrior in his glorious Kingdom now My Dad and Dan can start their own Bowling League in Heaven
Our love & Prayers are with your family . Praying God gives you strength in days ahead . You will reunite again & for Eternity. ❤️
So sorry to hear about John's untimely passing. Prayers for both you and your family during this challenging time.
Very sorry for your guys. Prayers for peace for your family In this difficult time.
So sorry for the families loss you all are in my thoughts and prayers
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Rachel our deepest sympathy goes out to u and your family,I pray for your strength for the days that follow .Hugs Todd an Heather Burkhart
Sandy & family, Our sympathy & condolences on the loss of your dad. He will be missed. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
We are so sorry for your loss. Pete was a wonderful guy! We are praying for your peace and strength in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,
Rachel, I'm SO very sorry to hear about Pete. I know Bubba sure loved him and I know I would have as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Praying for peace and comfort during this extremely difficult time.
We were saddened to hear this. Prayers to your family
Renee, Bud and Jayme, my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. I have many fond memories of living down the street from you all in Illiopolis. So sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss Rachel and family. My condolences to all
One good all around guy definitely hard working and absolutely gone to soon my condolences to the family and much love
My sincerest condolences on your loss, Rachel.
My sympathy to the Barber Family for your loss! I remember what a kind man Dan was when I worked at Farm Bureau with your Mom many years ago.
I am sorry to hear about Lenard's passing. I remember the good times we had growing up. Sending sympathies to Bonnie and his family.
Virginia and Family - My sympathy and condolences to you all on this great loss. Your dad was such a good man and he will be missed.
So sorry about the loss of husband John, sending prayers, sympathy and strength to you and your family .
Pam ~ my deepest and sincerest condolences for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Pam , I am so sorry for the loss of your Husband Joe. My prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad occasion. ❤️
Pam~ I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Sincere condolences to Brenda's family. I had the pleasure of meeting Brenda when she was in the same care center as my mom. I saw her joy when family came & Rob stopped to visit when he was working. May God wrap you all in His Caring Arms and grant you comfort & strength during this difficult time. Sorry I am unable to attend the visitation, but thinking of you all.
Pam, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Praying for you and all the family & friends to get the necessary strength to bear the great loss. Prayers for John's soul to rest in peace and for his peaceful eternal journey.
Im so so sorry for your loss. Sweet Charlotte you will be missed.
So sorry to hear about Charolette. We worked together at the Comptroller’s office. She was very sweet.
Danny was one of a kind, sure will miss his presence in my life! Praying for all of the families involved.
We are so sorry for your sudden loss. Nothing can prepare us for losing a loved one but I know your memories of John will be numerous and loving. Thinking of all of you
So sorry for your loss. Bob was a good man I will miss our talks next to his corn dog stand a week or two before the fair.
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Mr. Vose was a true treasure and inspiration. Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.
I am so sorry to read this. We were the the best of cousins and spent most of our youth together and those memories mean a lot to me. My love and condolences.
My deepest sympathies Teri and Family .
My family's sympathy to the Wes Drew family. He was an excellent insurance man, faithful church member, great leader for Kiwanis and a good friend to our family.
Ken, I think we were classmates at St. Joe’s grade school. My condolences to you and your family and may God bring you peace and comfort in this trying time. Stu Hunt
Mike, may the memories you have of your Father bring you comfort and peace especially in the trying times like now. God bless you and your family now and always. Stu Hunt
Renee, Bud & Jayme…I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet mother. I always thought the world of her. I loved her laugh; we had some good times & I will always remember her fondly. You’re in my thoughts & prayers
All the family is in our thoughts! Take care and much love from your cousin Carol and her son Keith
John was one of the nicest, kindest and most sincere guys I have ever known. Whenever we would meet somewhere, he always stopped what he was doing and took the time to make you feel that he wanted to know what you have been up too since the last time we met…. God is receiving a Prince of a guy. My sympathy to Pam, Tom and all the family…..!!
My second mom. What a wonderful lady who always made me smile no matter what was going on. She loved life and lived it, never sitting and watching it go by. When she had the chance she danced even in the rain. I will miss you dearly but know you are with people you love. Always in my heart I love you.
When I was very little and complained of a tummyache, the grown-ups smiled and said that Auntie Jane could have a look at me, she was about to become a doctor. I ran away upstairs. That was in Stourbridge, England. She married – Uncle Steve’s stand-out quality for us kids was not that he was an American, but that he stood 6’6’’ tall! Through his loving care of Jane for over 50 years, he’s proved he’s a giant of a man. Jane kept up correspondence with family worldwide, keeping us up to date with her growing family of kids and then grandkids, encouraging us all via social media and snail-mail. When we honeymooned in New York, she made sure we’d be looked after as if we were her own kids if anything untoward happened (which she was sure it would – why would we travel to a big dangerous city?). Little Sam learned to walk during a Springfield, Ill trip when Jane and Steve invited us to Kathy and Chris’s wedding. So, what made me hide from Auntie Jane the student doctor? (I staged a miraculous recovery and remained warily out of the way until I was sure she was leaving.) I just couldn’t square the idea of doctor (surely a grave, male, rather frightening entity) with the laughing, loving, caring person I well knew Jane to be. Today, reading comments from some of her patients, there was no confusion in Jane’s own mind about what sort of doctor she would be. She had immense kindness, enough for her fabulous family, for her extended family and for the many she touched in her professional life. Hers was a life well lived.
Mike, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you, put his arms around you. Give you love, comfort and strength to get you through this difficult times. God bless, Bernie, Susan
We are so sorry Mike, to hear of your loss. May God be with you, put his arms around you. Give you love, comfort and strength to get through this difficult time. God bless, Bernie, Susan
Prayers of peace and comfort for the Barber family now and in the days ahead. Numbers 6:24-26 May the Lord bless you and keep you; May the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; And may the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Doug & Lisa Smith Prosper, TX
With deepest sympathy to the Vose family
So sorry to hear of carl jr passing. Prayers to you and your family.
I had the pleasure of volunteering with Pat at Mission Outreach. She was a lovely person and dedicated volunteer at Mission Outreach. Pat will be greatly missed by many.
I met Brenda at Heritage where I was employed. She was such a sweet lady who will be missed.
I first met Brenda while having holiday dinners with Jayme and Rob. It always was an honor to be included along withRob's parents. She had wit and charm always. I know one thing, Jayme always took care of his mother with love and devotion.To the entire Sullivan family I offer my deepest condolences. I still miss my own mom so much.
Much love to the Vose family. Mr. Vose will always remain a true Springfield icon and Northender. He will never be forgotten.
Our Prayers and thoughts are with his family members. God Bless
Our thoughts and prayers go out to family & friends. Otto always had a smile and I enjoyed looking up genealogy and talking with him after I found information.
Thank you for many years of kindness and generosity. Rest in heavenly peace.
Heather so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers ...
Such a sweet man to all that knew him. I can remember growing up in the neighborhood and him opening his garage for snow cones and popcorn. The kids would always love him for it. He was one of the first to welcome us to the area in the 60's. Always a kind soul to everyone he met. And never forgot a face. So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the entire Family.
So sorry for you loss. Loved the corn dogs. I live in Dayton, Ohio. My brother lives in Springfied with his family. When we would come over there we always had to have them corn dogs. They are the best. Prayers for all his Family and friends.
i am sorry to hear of carl's passing. he was such a good man, funny, polite - so helpful. he was so patient with customers,and loved talking about traveling with his daughter. all of my prayers for his family.
Sorry for the loss of your mother! Sending prayers! God bless!
We are saddened by Bob's passing , , the loss of a man our family called friend and a loss for the community Worked with Bob for years and he was always kind to everyone . We will all miss you Bob
Bob was truly a great friend,advocate,advisor, educator,and all around compassionate caring leader and individual. He will truly be missed but his legacy and corn dogs will care on for future generations. May you Rest in Peace Bob and have a heavenly corn dog for me my friend.
So sorry for your loss. May the love of family & friends comfort you at this difficult time. We will keep you in our thoughts & prayers.
So sorry to the family for your loss. We have fond memories of Bob going around the neighborhood clearing all the sidewalks with his snow plow. Great neighbor!
To Mr Voses Family we are sorry to read of Bob's passing our thoughts and prayers are with you all . God bless you all
Sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person. The best korndogs at the state fair. Rest In Peace.
To the entire Vose family, We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Carl, Jacie, McKenna and Chloe Burt
Rest in Peace
I worked at a bank Mr. Pence had an account at. He was a customer we looked forward to seeing. He always walked in with a big smile on his face and brightened our day. He will truly be missed.
Prayers and condolences for the Kelley family and all their loved ones. Very sorry for your loss.
You have always been a real treat to be around and you will surely be missed. God has gotten a special angel soar high till we meet again
Sandy and family, We are so saddened to hear of your dads passing. We pass along this Psalm that has been shared w/ many who have suffered a loss: Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. We are keeping you in our prayers during this sorrowful time.
We love you all forever and always. Many blessings in your time of pain. Sending love and hugs.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Terri, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your families.
I am so sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady.
I remember Jeff well from Lions Pride at Lanphier my Junior (his Senior) year. He often provided rides for several of us that lived close together to swing choir performances. He was such a nice guy. So sad to lose him so young.
Jeff was my high school buddy…spent much time with him in Lions Pride, working at Hardees and figuring out life together. He and his family will always have a special place in my heart. May God comfort his family and friends at this time.
We’re so sorry for your loss!! We’ve known Pat since our high school years at Knox Presbyterian Church!! Many fond memories!
Jeff was my Lion's Pride Partner and Hardee's coworker. He was a big part of my fond memories of high school. He was always making me laugh and was a wonderful friend. My condolences to Terry and the family on this deep loss. You are all in my prayers.
I was in Cub Scouts at United Methodist Church in Peoria. Post 140 and remember Mr Drew very well. I went on in life to join the Key Club at Woodruff which was affiliated with the Kiwanis Club of Peoria Downtown. I remember going to a meeting at the Kiwanis Club and Wes introducing me. Afterwards he came up to me and said he remembered me from Cub Scouts. Wes was a great guy. My condolences and prayers go out to the family. Rest In Peace Wes Drew.
Rich and Family: We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. We've know Pat for quite sometime, Women's Club I think before you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult timel May God grant you peace and comfort.
So sorry for your loss Terri!! Prayers for comfort and peace in the days ahead.
I am deeply saddened by by the loss of Pat. I will be praying for your family and friends ❤️
Sincere condolences to the Branham family. Many memorable days were spent with Jeff growing up. Enjoyed working for Jeff & Terry in their catering business adventure.
Wes was a mentor when I graduated college and and helped me learn the insurance business. I have gone on to complete 45 + years at Merrill lynch. I don’t know if I would have enjoyed the success I have ha. If not for the mentorship of Wes and Bill Brick. I am eternally grateful for his help.
Rich so sorry for your loss. I will have your family in my thoughts and prayers. Traveling so I will no be able to attend service. I picked Pat up for bowling.
Prayers and thinking of you!
So sorry for your loss friend. Sending hugs and prayers to you and family! ❤️❤️
Larry was a great cousin. He never gave in and we all loved him.
Jeff was a huge figure in my youth growing up on Reservoir. He was a great brother to my childhood bestie, Lisa. He and my brother Mike, kept Lisa and entertained many summers. These are some of my fondest memories growing up.
So many fun memories growing up on Reservoir , and Jeff was a major part of them .
Bonnie - I am so very sorry to to see this. He will be missed by so many. Thoughts and prayers with you and your family
Deepest condolences to you and your family, Terry. KaVonna Riego
I am so sorry to hear of your husband Larry’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.
I was sorry to hear about the passing of Larry Weyhrich. Because of another commitment, I was unable to attend the visitation and funeral. I knew Larry both at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. My thoughts and prayers are with Larry's family at this time!
Just learnt the passing of Jim. How well I remember Jim, he was my character witness at my U.S. Citizenship ceremony. We both were students at Indiana Technical College at the same time in Fort Wayne. We both worked in the Bridge Office in Springfield. He was an excellent Engineer and a great friend I will miss him. Our deepest condolences to the family.
To me he was the finest Uncle a nephew could have. His Great nephews would say the same thing. Paper airplanes and dagwood sandwiches are still being shared to the next generation. It is a bitter sweet time, yet through faith we know this is not an ending but a new beginning. Our love to the entire Drew family.
I met Pat many years ago as a volunteer at Mission Outreach and so enjoyed her and our time there together. She will be missed greatly. My condolences to Rich and her family
My deepest condolences to the Family of Wes Drew. I got to know Wes through the Kiwanis Club of Peoria. His support and encouragement of my journey in the Kiwanis leadership was so wonderful. I was the first woman to serve as President of the club the year it turned 80. He presented me with an insulated windbreaker embroidered with the Kiwanis logo, my name, and the dates I served as President of the Kiwanis Club of Peoria. I still have it and wear it 27 years later. Wes was such a wonderful, kind, giving person. It was a privilege to serve along side of him, and call him "friend." May God support you all as you say farewell.
I'm sorry to here about Lenard. I will miss him and Steve very much. My prayers are with you Bonnie. Tom Hester
Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to Rich and his family. We met Pat at the Travel Shop and over the years Pat arranged many trips for us. Over time Pat and Rich became our BEST friends! We have many fond memories of all the dinners and parties that we have shared. We will truly miss her!
Rich and family, our deepest sympathies, it is always hard to loose a loved one. You and Pat are what I call very good friends, Pat did all my travel arrangements when I was selling Pierce and traveling to Florida and to Pierce national sales meetings around the country. I continued to use the Travel Shoppe even after she retired. Rich you were one of the Chiefs I always held in high regard, always professional. I am very sorry we could not attend the services for Pat.
Sincere condolences for the loss of our dear friend Pat. We can find solace in remembering the many years and good times we shared. Prayers for Rich and the family.
Bonnie we are so sorry to hear of Lenard's passing. We had lots of fun bike rides together. Remember the day we tried to go to Paducah? We took off and storms kept coming so we kept turning west to get away from them. We ended up in Keokuk, Iowa where we hit every bar on main Street and made it to the motel. We had such a blast we made it an annual ride. Good times! May he ride with the angels. With love, Vicki & Clyde
Bonnie, I am so sorry to hear of Lenards' passing. He was always a good man to me. May he rest in peace! Prayers to you.
Larry was always so warm, engaging, and willing to open his home when I would come over to hang with his girls during high school. I will always remember his smile and laugh. Your family is in my thoughts.
I am sorry about loss of your beloved one. My condolence to your family.
Dr. Jackman was my doctor for many years. She had such a talent for making my doctor visits almost fun..
On behalf of Stefanie, Jillian, and I, please accept our sincerest condolences. Our hearts go out to you, and we are wishing you peace and comfort in this difficult time.
Dr. Jackman was my doctor for many years till she retired. She always came in the room with a smile and answered any and all questions I had. She never hurried me and made me feel like I was the only one she was seeing that day. She loved her family and being a doctor. Sorry for your loss. I have no doubt she is in a better place and taking care of people in heaven.
Carol and family, I’m so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Carol, thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of you and Larry during my time at ISL.
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Larry was an inspiration in all he accomplished: family, friends, professional career, volunteering, personality, dedication. Wishing family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace
My condolences to Carol and her family. My prayers and love goes to the family from Arizona!
I enjoyed working with Larry and Carol at the State Library. My heartfelt condolences to Carol and their children and grandchildren.
I have known Larry all his life. He was a great guy and a wonderful historian. El and I send our thoughts and prayers to all the family. So sorry for your loss.
We were saddened to learn of Lori's passing. We were neighbors when she was very young and remember her as a very sweet little girl. After reading the obits, she lived a life well lived. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Dear Carol and family, I'm very sad to hear about Larry. I attended Faith Lutheran when our kids were Sunday School age. Please accept my condolences. May you find peace at this sad time.
Dear Carol and family Larry was one of my favorite cousins and I have many fond memories of him at our family reunions. May he rest in peace and I’m sure the Lord has welcomed him into his arms in heaven. We are sending you our love from Arizona. John and Maralee Lyons
At times like this, we have to trust in God’s will and His promise of everlasting life. Lori lived her life faithfully obeying God, sharing her talent and bringing joy to so many. Her work here is done but her love remains in the lives she has touched. Lori, we miss you but we celebrate you as you marvel in the glory of God. Peace, Sweet Lori.
Carol and Family, Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the memories of Larry and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.
Carol, This note comes with my sincere thoughts and sympathy on Larry's passing. I am so very sorry. Holding you and your dear family close in my heart. ♥️
I am so sorry to hear of Larry's passing Carol, you and your family are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
Carol and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Many years of friendship thru the IL State Library.
I just learned of Lynn’s passing and I’m so sorry. I was very close to Lynn during our high school years. I cherish our memories and always will. Sending love and prayers to Ron, Chris & her girls.
Joelle and Erica, Sending love, prayers and condolences to you and your family. Wishing you peace and comfort in this difficult time.
My mom told me the news about Jan and I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I’ll always remember her laugh and fun times with the Turner family. Thinking of you all in this difficult time.
Lori was an angel on earth with the gift of her voice & ability to create music for whatever occasion it may be! She sang & played for my aunt's funeral & made it so special! And she also played for my wedding and I will never forget how special she made it for us! She was the Music Director for DASK and made the retreat so beautiful! It will never be the same without her!!!!
Lori and I worked together one year and kept in touch. She was a wonderful dear person, friend and teacher. My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends.
Lori and I taught at St. Joseph's together plus I knew her when she helped with music at Katherine Drexel. Such a giving person. I am so sorry.
"Your handwriting is unique' she use to always tell me that, even when friends, family and teacher told me that it wasn't good, she would tell me that it was beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ May she rest in peace and May God bless her family through these hard times
Ralph & family: My prayers are with you and your family at this time. You will be missed in our aquatic class. Rest in peace Jan.
Lori played the organ & sang at church even before she could drive. Her dad drove her. Such devotion & talent is really quite rare. Her delightful friendship & her musical voice will certainly be missed by many. May God rest her soul, & may she join her mom & sister.in Heaven.
Lori was such a beautiful and loving person. I had the pleasure of working with her at Lanphier High School and will always cherish our time together. She will be sorely missed in the music world, and with her students. Prayers and love to her family and friends. We will miss her.
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Lori is always in our hearts. Now she is making music in Heaven. Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.
My condolences to the family. I volunteered with Jan on the Springfield Zoological Society. She was a wonderful lady. It was a pleasure knowing her.
Greetings, I share the shock and sadness of so many as we learn of the sudden and untimely death of Lori. May Lori's deep faith bring her now to see God face-to-face. And may our faith gve us strength and hope as we mourn her loss. Rest in peace, dear Lori, and thanks for everything in our parishes over so many years! Now, sing with saints and angels! Monsignor Renken
So sad to hear of the loss of such a wonderful sweet lady! She brightened the world w/ her spirit & music. I was blessed to serve on many retreats with Lori & have her teach my son music in grade school! Rest in Gods love & light Lori! Janet
Lori was a warm, caring friend and teacher. It was a blessing to have worked with her for 22 years at St. Joseph’s (Lori taught there even longer than that). She loved her students, and they loved her. I always admired her energy and enthusiasm. Lori, you will be missed by many.
Lori was a great co-worker and friend. What a great void in all our lives. Sing with the angels my friend.
May the angels post the hymn numbers for you Lori. You will be missed. Thank you for your untiring service and dedication.
Was a great musician and was great to work with A faithful daughter of the Church
I remember Janet as a peppy little blonde. She was very active in Springfield, as the obit said. May she rest in peace.
She was a beautiful lady! My condolences to her family!
So sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family.
Oh my sweetheart of a friend! She was already sent from heaven for with me, Shirley was an ANGEL!!! She had so much lift in her! When she put her mind to do anything she did it!! I have watched her get on top of a roof & fix it- to learning how to drive a motorcycle! When she passed her motorcycle test, she called me, so excited, saying, “Tonia, I did it, I passed”!!! I had no doubt she would!! She would cook so good and have me over to eat and we would tell stories and laugh our heads off! We could have fun doing nothing!!! We saw each other everyday! And she would make my day!! She was as beautiful inside as outside! She loved her animals and her family! Lots of memories—GREAT ONES! To her beautiful family- you will miss her soooo much!!! I THANK GOD HE MADE US FRIENDS! WHAT A PERSON! I will go on missing my precious friend and see you later, Shirley in heaven!! Miss u, Tonia
Ralph and family: My prayers and thoughts are with you as you prepare to celebrate Jan’s life! Rest in peace Jan, your smile always was so welcome at the shared breakfast table!
Rest in peace my friend. Its hard to imagine its been over 3 years ago. The Edwards family dedicated their life to the service of others. RIP!
Ralph - You have our deepest sympathy. You and Jan were such a remarkable example of a devoted couple, always there for each other. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Wishing you and your family God’s peace now and in the days ahead. Pastor Rob and Lois
Never do I remember a person as sweet as Marge, she has a smile and good word always for everyone she met. She will be sadly missed by family and friends alike. She touched many hearts along her way. RIP sweet lady, dance and sing as you done so well. always, Alberta
Dear Chuck, Kendra, and family, Thinking of you with love during this difficult time. Fond memories of your mom will carry you forward ~ Marge is now happy and at peace with the Lord.Take care, dear friends❤
I'm just another boy from Grayville who made his way to central Illinois and I met up with Randy during our working years in MH & DD fields. We would trade fond memories of places in Grayville. I'm saddened to note his passing. He was a really good guy.
We really enjoyed Shirley & enjoyed having her in the Crab group. Condolences to her family.
Our condolences to Karen and to the entire Geist family during this most difficult time. God's peace be with you all.
So sorry Shelley and Shirley's family. We knew Shirley well at Fun N Sun. She was a joy to be around. Prayers are with you.
Dear Gayle and Family, I am so sorry to see this. It is so hard to let your parents go. Please know you will be in my prayers. Sincerely, Patricia Gietl
Gayle Steve & family, we are so sorry for your loss. We met your mom several times, she was a dear & charming lady!! Prayers for your family..
So sorry to hear about uncle Kevin's passing, gone too soon, good guy and hard working all them years, I remember going to grandma's on Sundays and the whole family be there for lunch, sure do miss the old days, uncle Kevin will be greatly missed, thoughts and prayers to the whole family!
As a customer Carl helped me at Lowe’s several times. I remember him as a very genuine friendly person with what I always thought was just a real cool vibe about him. Thanks Carl. You’ll be missed.
Very sorry to hear of this in your lives. I know how much it devastates you, but I'm sure you'll agree that he is out of his pain in the physical world. I believe he is still with you as you go on without him. It doesn't alleviate the pain, but it comforts you to know he is with you at all times. Just recognize the signs and know he's with you.
Betty, I was saddened to read about the loss of Jerry’s brother, Petie. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time and I wish you comfort and healing.
Sheryl and family, so sorry for your loss. Terry was one of a kind and so happy you both found each other to enjoy true love and happy times together. With Deepest Sympathy, Kendra
Our sincere condolences to all who cared and loved him.
You will be missed my friend RIP SHIRLEY
So sad to hear about your dad! Jerry and I send our condolences to you and your mom! We're in Fla. Hugs to you all!!
I am so so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way!
To the Lowe family. May God bring you peace during this difficult time.
Francis, I just learned of your passing with great sorrow since I would have loved to speak at your Mass and tell everyone the lessons I learned from you. I am sure you are reaping your reward since God is a loving and just God. For those who have ears hear, for those who have eyes see...your favorite scripture is fulfilled today. Your burial in the ground on my birthday September 29th was a wonderful present...next to Father William Wibler's passing on 9/29 a few years before.
Sue, so sorry for your loss. What a good guy he was. I’ll always remember growing up in Little Hollywood. We all have great memories with all those neighborhood kids. My grandma Fox always thought a lot of Petie. He was her paper boy. Hold tite to the memories!!
I’m so sorry to hear of Petie’s passing. He was such a nice person. He will be missed by everyone that knew him.
My condolences To the Entire family Played horseshoes many times with Kevin win Or lose he was always a class Gentleman Is rest in peace
You will be missed Petie you were my favorite
So sorry for the loss of Petie. So many great memories to cherish forever. Petie was one of the good ones. Gone too soon for sure. Godspeed Petie. Say Hello to Curt for us. Heaven got another great one!
Sue and family, So sorry for your loss. Petie was a great guy. Sending prayers to you and family. I know he will be missed by all of his family Jenny Stine
Sandy Sorry to hear about the passing of your brother
To Sue and family….I am so sorry for your loss. Petie was a great man and I will always remember his smile and laugh being a big part of my childhood. I am sorry I cannot be there to celebrate his life with you but please know I am there in spirit.
I GREW UP WITH SHIRLEY AND ALL HER FAMILY IN ALEXANDER,IL. PRAYERS GO ALL OF FAMILY.MY NAME IS GLADYS [SMITH] BEDDNGFIELD
Sherri, Bill & Nancy, Sandi, and all the family, I am saddened to learn of Art's passing. He was always welcoming and made me feel comfortable when I was at your family home, even when I destroyed the lawn chair. He raised a fine bunch of kids, and you can be as proud of him as he was of you. My sincere condolences.
Karen all our love and prayers. Please know we are only a phone call away
He was a serial sexual abuser, his religious “community “ was suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church and he did much harm to many people,
Karen, Sending prayers and sympathy for the loss of your husband, Kevin. May wonderful memories console you at this difficult time.
Bill and Nancy - Art was such a cool guy. Enjoyed so much our days boating and crashing into his dock to use the restroom and chill. Sorry we cannot be there but we are in Florida. You are in our hearts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all during this difficult and sad time as you are letting go. Prayers
I had the pleasure of knowing Kevin, working with Kevin, & supervising him. One of a kind, full speed ahead always. Very caring for his friends & family. Will miss him.
To Kevin’s Family: I’m so sorry for your loss. I first met Kevin through his Father-in-Law Bill Kraus on the horseshoe courts. More than a good horseshoe pitcher he was a Better Man that was kind and decent with a competitive spirit. He will truly be missed by all that knew him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed Rest In Peace. Friend Jim Kramp
Sorry for your loss saying prayers.
Sending our deepest sympathy! Prayers for you all during this difficult time!
I spent several years at Pepsi with Kevin and was sorry to see this obituary. Kevin gave new meaning to the word " hustle". He was always moving, always smiling and had a pleasant greeting regardless of what his day brought him. I am so sorry for your loss.
Kevin was a great guy and a good friend. I only knew him from the Horseshoe Courts. I loved pitching horseshoes with him. He will be greatly missed. God Bless his family and I am so sorry for your loss.
Tim, sorry to hear of your brother passing away. May he Rest in Peace!!
Sending my condolences to all of Kevin’s family. I will miss playing horseshoes with him. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Kevin.
My dear, dear Cousin's family. I am so sorry to hear of Buck's passing. We have enjoyed so many funny times over so many years. Quite the character. Eddy and Buck still would come visit Mom and me...deepest sympathy. Loved him...
To Sandy and family. Sorry to hear about your father's passing. I golfed with Art a few times on the St. Johns League and enjoyed his company. Condolences to you and your family.
John & Cress, please accept our sincere condolences.
We am so truly sorry for your great loss!! Kevin was a wonderful man who loved and adored all of you.♡ rest in heavenly peace kevin....
Faye, I’m so sorry for your loss,your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Lighting a candle in memory of Kevin
We don't get the SJ-R anymore, but I was just now going through some older email messages, actually looking for something else, but came across Tom's obituary. Besides living down the block, I rode with Tom & Charlie Marcy to work at A-C on 11th. St. Tom also fixed a watch and a clock for me. Those were the "good ol' days."
Tim, I am so sorry to hear your brother has passed. You talked about him when you and I worked together many year's ago at CWLP. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. May your brother rest in eternal peace.
Peace and prayers for you my friend
Dear Nancy and the Pittman family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of Arthur. I salute him for his service in Germany during the 50s. May God bless you, your family, and Arthur now and always. Sleep in peace Arthur and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL
Our sincere sympathy to all of the family. Our prayers are with everyone for peace and comfort. From your Missouri cousins, the boys of Betty Powers Pruitt and Randall Pruitt. Jim and Paulette Pruitt Bill and Lisa Pruitt Joe and Cheryl Pruitt
Our fine street has lost its longest resident. I enjoyed a conversation with Buck last year. I was glad to meet the "Unofficial Mayor of our avenue." My Mother lived there for 34 years. God Bless.
Devastated to hear about Carl’s death. I knew him through our association at Harris Exteriors & appreciated his calm, steady support there. Praying that his family & friends find comfort in their memories of this dear, dear man.
Knew Art from our Exercise class at Prairie Heart. Such a nice man. Sincere Condolences to his loved ones. RIP ART
Buck and my Father ,Robert O'Connor, were cousins . I would see Buck in town on occasion ,and he always seemed to have a smile and twinkle in his eye . Had an O'Connor reunion at my parents house a few years ago , that was a good time. My condolences to the Family .
Robert, Doug and Mike, So very sorry for your loss. Prayers.
We are saddened to hear of Katrina's passing. She was a wonderful friend and neighbor. So many memories of her always gardening or mowing the yard, welcoming our family into the neighborhood when we first moved in or she would just come by and we'd have a wonderful conversations and laughs on our porch. Katrina, you will be truly missed. Thank you for your friendship and laughs. Mark, Quentin, Jason and family, our prayers are either you to find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences The Schmitz Family
Steve and Scott, I’m very sorry for your loss. Uncle Buck was one-of-a-kind. I have many great memories of him and Aunt Sandy together with my mom when we visited during the summer. I hope you find comfort in your memories him, too.
With a smile and quiet voice he talked about each of his children and grandchildren, when we met last August in Wisconsin. He loved you dearly. A treasured Brother in law to us.
We are very saddened by Katrina's passing. She was a remarkable teacher and my daughter's favorite teacher of all time! She inspired our daughter to do well in school and in life. We will be forever grateful to Katrina as a teacher and we loved her as a person. She always went above and beyond for her students. Please accept our sincerest sympathy to all of her family.
Dear Mark & family, I'm so very sorry to read of Katrina's passing. I loved having you both as neighbors. She and I had such wonderful visits ~ I loved her as a dear friend too. She was always so sweet to my son, Matt. It was always a special moment when I'd see her walk into the Springfield Clinic. Time for a quick visit! We always said we'd get together for lunch sometime. Sadly, we didn't get to do that. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. She was one of a kind and I will miss her dearly ~ we will meet again in heaven. Take care, my friend.
Bobby, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Please know my thoughts are with you and your family. May your father rest in eternal peace.
I worked with Katrina many years ago at Bergners Sangamon Center. I remember her as being very bubbly with a genuinely caring spirit. She left this world a better place and is the perfect example of having a life well lived ! I am so very sorry for your loss.
So very sorry to hear of Katrina's passing. Her and I shared many miles on the school bus over 12 years as "seat buddies"! I haven't seen her since our last class reunion but have many fond memories. We have tried to let other classmates know. She has done so many amazing things since those bus rides and she will be missed. Sending her family warm thoughts and prayers.
I extend my condolences to Anna Marie's family. She and I were good friends and worked together in Methodist church activities and home extension. We had many enjoyable experiences and shared lots of laughter. I'll miss her.
John, so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Prayers for you and your family.
You will be missed so much!! Love you TK
My condolences to you and family at this difficult time.
My deepest condolences on Terry's passing. I worked with him at Nuclear Safety. Holding you all close in prayer at this difficult time.
Esther and family, we're praying for you all. We always enjoyed running into you guys at church, the fair, or while visiting my parents. He was a joy to be around and I don't think I ever parted ways with him without a smile on my face and a story to tell. He will be missed.
Sorry for your loss of this precious light, as for Ronnie, free from all your earthly boundaries, fly high kid, nothing stopping you now, Godspeed!
We were so sorry to see Jerry’s obit. in the Springfield newspaper. We have many fond memories of going to Springfield events or the State Fair with Esther and Jerry, or playing board games with them at our house or theirs. Jerry was so honest and generous when he did our car repairs that we routinely had to give him more than what he asked for, and knew he earned all of it. We saw his dedication and commitment to his church, be it driving their van or joining in on their Trivia Night fundraisers. He made painfully good puns, and had a fabulous sense of humor. We will miss that “Szach. Of All Trades.”
I am a door vendor for Lowe’s, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my friend. Carl and I talked regularly and he just told me about him playing the guitar. My sincere condolences to his family.
So sorry to hear of Vicky's passing. I am a first cousin. I am Kathy Poole McDonald, daughter of Norman and Betty Poole. Dad and Dick were brothers. I still have memories from so long ago. I lost track of them. Wished I had the chance to see them all again. Love part of your Family Kathy Poole McDonald & Scott
Jean and family I was just made aware that Ted had passed. So sorry for your loss. Ted was a fantastic person and friend. Boy does this bring up all kinds of good and fun memories. Scott and I loved Ted very much and will miss him dearly. Hope to see you sometime Jean.
All I no is that mop was a hell of a person that had energy to make the Eveready bunny look bad.!!
So very sorry to hear about Jerry. Please take care of yourself during this stressful time.
Diefenback Family, My wife Darlene and I are very sorry for your loss. John and I worked many years at the Sangamon County Sheriffs Office. Darlene and I are currently out of State and want you to know our prayers are with you all and your mother, grandmother and friend, Anna!
Esther, I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a joy to be around. I can remember all the times he would keep my kids entertained and laughing with his humor. He was also a very kind person, always treating people with utmost respect.
Jerry had a heart of gold. He knew no stranger and would do anything for anyone. His kindness showed the moment he walked into a room. So sad.
Esther, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Captain Groeteke, My wife Darlene and I are so….sorry for the loss of your mother. I am confident you were blessed for years with her love and affection. Now she will be able to give the same to God! Darlene and I are currently out of state and will be unable to attend!
So sorry to hear about Carl Jr. My sincere condolences. Steve Moore Winter Haven FL
John, Jim and the entire family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Peggy and the family, So sorry Anna passed away. She was a wonderful person. Many memories will be. Aunt Barb and her being best friends, them always having Hardees every Sunday after church. Me sitting by her at church. You are in my prayers. Love you. Cherie Stark Spfld, Il
I am so very sorry, On the flip side, my Mother is really going to enjoy having her best friend join her in heaven so they can again "party on".
Todd, Doc was just an awesome guy and I’m sure he would want you to remember all the great moments you shared together. God bless and keep you and your family in his loving care. Stu Hunt
Dear John. We are sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We are sorry for your loss.
Sorry for your loss Tammy and Ron. The Codys
I only met Mr. Ely once, but I have been friends with his son Todd for years and watched both of his granddaughters grow up. He was revered by them and after reading his obit, his life of service to his country is incredibly admirable. My best to his family.
Dear John and the Diefenback family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of your mother. She was a faithful Christian, loved her family dearly, and lead a full and accomplished life. May God bless Anna Marie, you and your family now and always. Sleep in peace Anna Marie and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL
My sincere condolences and prayers to all the family and extended families.
Terry condolences to you and your family your mother will always remembered by the members of Local 137
Dear Rachel & Bekah, I am so glad that we got to spend so many great times together & I sure do hope that there will be more in the future. I wanted to be there for the both of you so bad this evening! Unfortunately I am working until 7. I am so bummed out. Please know that the both of you are in my thoughts and that I will be reaching out to the both of you because I am saving up the biggest hug for you both!!! So sorry I know how much your mom loved the both of you & she was so proud of you. Please try to find comfort in just knowing that. She will be looking down from heaven on you girls so BEHAVE! LOVE YOU! April
My sincere condolences to you John, and your family. The love you shared and memories are forever.
So sorry to hear about your dad. Your family is in my prayers.
Jim was a regular at Texas Roadhouse for many years. Stopping to chat with him and hear his stories was always the highlight of my week. Even through the pandemic he would frequently stop by for a Togo order. He was always so kind, and by far a favorite amongst the whole staff. He will be missed.
Clay ,Jan and Dick I just heard of the passing of your mom I’m sorry to hear this she was a rest lady,god bless her, you guys are in my prayers
I am so sorry to read of the loss of Joann. I knew her through business and became great work buddies. She was a spit fire and I loved her personality. We never talked baseball because I’m from STL. Her candy jar always sat between us and for some reason out of the hundreds of offices I visited, her candy was the best . We had many hours of conversations from children to grandchildren and I loved her vacation stories. Knowing your going has put a hole in my heart. RIP JoAnn you were one in a million! Bobbi Your friend The glass lady
So sorry to hear of Harold's passing. He was my Aunt Fran's brother. Did he go to school in Riverton also, like she did? I even got to meet/visit their aunt in Chicago many years ago. Our thoughts, prayers, & condolences. May Harold rest in peace.
I met Lois while volunteering at the food pantry at Kumler United Methodist Church. We became birthday buddies because our birthdays were only a day apart. She loved feeding the hummingbirds at her home and she grew beautiful inpatients in her yard. She was the sweetest person and I’ll miss her. Sending love and prayers to her family, they took such good care of her. So sorry for your loss.
Deepest condolences to his Family. We were classmates at Lanphier and John was always a good guy! May he rest in peace.
While delivering Federal Express at White Oaks Mall for decades, I would often see a tall figure striding in the distance. I would veer over to say hello and share a few minutes of conversation. Such a lovely man - my thoughts are with you all.
I saw Mr. Pence walk the mall for many many years. I often stopped to ask him about his son Dave. He was so proud of him. Sorry, Dave, for your loss.
Anita (and Albert) were always so wonderful to me! I was sorry to learn today (01/23/2023) that Anita had passed away in December. My deepest sympathies to all the family!
Johnny was a fighter and friend he will be missed
I remember Johnny as a fighter and friend he will be missed
Rae Ann always had a way with word! She posted a picture of “the Egizii” girls and said… she realized some time ago that the majority of her close friends are women she worked with. We had such a close knit group…. But as we all retired or moved on we still tried to stay connected. We “ Egizii” girls will never forget our years together that we worked hard and loved each other. WE have so many memories together! Fly high our dear friend ❣️
I worked with her at IE Consultants. We would talk about sci-fi things as she had read most the books by Bradbury and the others. She also loved to talk about her garden. When her father would come to visit her we’d all get to talking about the world at large. He was quite a chatty and interesting too as was as was Ray. She was a good soul. RIP
Many years ago when she was working at the convent I had a friend that worked there and she asked me if I would give Sister Mary rides to her family in Litchfield because my family was in Litchfield and most weekends I went home to my family and we had many conversations from Springfield, IL to Litchfield, IL ... she was a beautiful sweet person... she will be missed.. I think of her often and actually she may have helped me convert to a Catholic...
With prayers and sympathy to Chad and his family
Sister Mary was very kind soul to her patients and the St. Francis family. I know the patients always enjoyed seeing her and praying with her. We could depend on her to sit by the bedside of a lonely patient. She is a peace now. Blessings to her family .
This man fathered some great children that I was lucky enough to teach at Southeast High School!! Me sympathy to the family!
Sandy and Dick, So sorry to read about your dad's passing. Keeping you and your family in our prayers.
Sandy & Dick, Sorry for your loss. I'm sure he'll be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I joined the choir at First Church of God in 2002. They told me that there was another Bass but he and his wife were vacationing in Hawaii. We later heard that he had a heart attack while snorkeling, which generated more of his stories. He got home and soon started practicing with the choir for the Christmas cantata, showing no signs of any heart trouble. Gus always had a story, ranging from growing up on the north side to modern stories about people he knew and loved. He was always ready with a smile and a laugh, but also serious in Sunday school sessions or Bible study. He was unique, I've never met anyone like him, and I wish that I had known him longer. I will miss him.
Sorry for your loss. Your memories will get you through tough times.
I am so sorry. She was so much fun to be around and kept my wonderful cousin E.J. in check! Will be thinking of all the family.
I did love you very much. Until we meet again. Bruce
Prayers for Eddie, Kelly & family. Norma was our good neighbor.
I offer my heartfelt condolence to Ray's wife and family. I knew Ray when I served as supervisor of the St. John's Breadline (1993-2002). He stands out in my mind as a kind, generous and good-humored person who was well-loved by our staff and his fellow volunteers. I hold one special memory of how Ray used to help the Breadline with one particular problem: several-day-old bread. We strived to cherish the gifts of breads and pastries from the area stores and sought never to throw it away in the garbage. We would pass these out to the "guests" we served but inevitably, there would always be some we just had to get rid of somehow and that's where Raymond came in. He urged us to make an extra stop at his (?) farm not far from Jefferson & Veterans Parkway. One day I traveled with Ray and the driver and as we approached, a great many goats came running from all over to savor some bread, doughnuts, cheesy bagels, etc. Ray said, "Yep, once the goats see the white of the delivery truck, they are on their way!" I laughed to see how our hungry audience enjoyed breakfast thanks to Ray. I have no doubt he's safe within the bosom of God's loving embrace. I'm grateful to have known him.
I am so very sorry. Barb was a very special person. She was full of spunk and her smile had a hint of mischief. She will be missed.
I am so sorry to hear of "Little Ed's" passing. Little Ed always had a smile on his face and growing up in a small town of Mt. Union we shared many things like chalk arrows, playing pool at the fire station and just Harold's Country Store would open up so we could go grab a coke, a lot of memories. I remember especially in the evenings we would be at the Nicholson home with our bikes and line up and race around the block. Ed's brother Jim was in my class and was my best friend all thru school.
Missy was always a very pleasant person to work with. She was always smiled and she loved her family dearly as she spoke about them often. The world could use a lot more people like her. Prayers uplifted for all who knew her.
I moved away from Illinois 45 years ago but before that, Ted was always in our group of friends and was always so much fun!!! Jean, you had me and my husband over to your home a few years ago and I really enjoyed reconnecting with Ted. He was a very special person and I'm so very sorry that he was taken away at such a young age.
The last time I heard your voice saying" I love you"!
Missy always brought a smile to my face when I came to Springfield. She always went the extra mile. I enjoyed hearing about her trips and her family. She will be missed by many.
Jake, it's your big brother. It's been almost 4 months since you passed on. I keep your urn right here at the house since this was the last place you were living. The house is all quiet and the dogs are fine and still here. I love and miss you Jake. Till we meet up again.
Rest in Peace, Sister Mary.
Her years of faithful service at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield were greatly appreciated. A kind and reverent woman.
Dana I am so very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was shocked to hear of Missy’s passing.
My condolences to Janet and family for your loss. God Bless you all.
Bud & family, We are so sorry for your loss. You have our sincere condolences. Sharon & Tony Langiano
I don’t even know what I am going to do with out you! I love and miss you already, watch over us beautiful Meme
I worked with Ed at IDPA/IDHS for nearly three decades. We were both computer programmers. He was one of the most wonderful (and smart) people that I ever worked with. He was a true joy to work with and I never heard a cross word from him. He was one of the reasons that I always looked forward going to work every day. RIP, dear friend!
Janet and Kelly howe....condolences to the Hall family
Janet & family. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Jeff very well at The FRANKLIN. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jeff lived across the street from my family in San Jose. I have great memories of them. This came up on facebook. Sending comforting thoughts to you and.the family. May you find peace.
Sorry to hear this sad news of Jeff passing. I worked with him in new business at Franklin life. My condolences to the family's.
So sorry to hear about Jeff. I sat by him at work for a little while and he was such a nice guy.
So sorry for loss. Jeff was such a nice guy!
Janet and family and also Mark and family. My sympathy and prayers for you. I still miss Jeff's mother, Lorraine, and think of her often God's blessings to all of you
My heart grieves for you, Isaac's family. I can only imagine your pain and sorrow given his death. My prayer is that as you come together, you'll remember him and celebrate his life and cherish his memory. I send you all peace during this difficult time.
So sorry for your loss Chad and Linnea. Hoping your living memories bring you comfort. Dave and Jeane Camp
He was a sadist and an emotional abuser. He is was not a brother.
So very sorry to Gary, Dana and Bud for the loss of Missy. We hope all of the wonderful memories with her will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Peace to you and all of her family and friends.
Fond memories of growing up fishing on the pond and being in school with the girls. A great man, along with his wife raised a beautiful family. The Timoney clan remembered him today and offer thoughts and prayers to the Brunner family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Buddy myself, Ruthie and mom send our condolences and prayers to you and to Missy’s family! It is very difficult when you lose a love one but we must carry on! We want you to know we are thinking of you.
I worked at pillsbury with Ray we ended up being real good friends.He for sure was a hard working man and if you ever needed a hand he was first in line I know from experience.Itruly admired him and the world lost a true soldier.I KNOW HE IS IN HEAVEN TAKING CARE OF ANIMALS. GOD BLESS YOU RAY AND YOUR FAMILY.
So sorry for your loss Julia was an amazing woman and will be missed by many
So sorry for your loss. Prayers & peace for you & your family.
So many memories and so much fun over the years, you will be missed Ted. Hugs to Jeannie and your family. So sorry for your loss.
i'm so very sorry for the loss of your son Ronnie. It's so devastating to lose a child. Please my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. God bless
So sorry for your loss.
Jude, Nwanne mmadu! A good husband and father you were. Kind and generous, a friend that quickly became part of our Springfield family. We had good times. We made wonderful memories and had plans for much more. When the storm came, you fought with every ounce of your being. We bore witness to your deep faith and were inspired by your resilience. We walked with you and prayed together. God knows best and chose to call you home. We will forever cherish our time together. Rest In Peace my brother. Chisom, Chibueze and Chikamso will always be family. Phyllis Amazu.
I became friends with Ted in 1970 while working at the Krogers on Clearlake. We both had 750 Hondas. I moved to Champaign to go to school in 1972. Whenever I came home he would want to race the bikes. May he rest in peace.
Ted was the best neighbor. He could do and fix anything. He was always willing to help. Ted was especially skilled at cutting down trees!!! He cut a big one down for us with such precision. I think he was barefoot and wearing shorts when he did it!! I have very fond memories of TED. He will always be remembered as part of the Villa Grove family. My kids will always have memories of our annual bon fires and the famous Ted Turtles. He also made a mean chili that he would share at our potlucks. He was the best
Jean, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ted. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts. May Ted rest in eternal peace.
Ted was the best neighbor anyone could ever ask for. He would drop anything in a heartbeat to help out. Nothing was too much trouble, even saving hamsters from behind a counter!! His bonfires are infamous in Villa Grove. Our whole family has been deeply touched by Ted and his big heart. You will be missed and looking forward to seeing you another day!!!
May his soul rest in Peace. So touching and painful to see such a good and talented person leaving us.
I am so sorry to hear about your Mother passing Dawn and Family. Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.
Eddy was a wonderful big brother -he had a great sense of humor and was also very witty, kind and loving.. I will miss his laughter -- Eddy always had his camera with him and was the one who got me interested in taking pics and videos Eddy was so good to us. and he had so much respect for mom He was proud of his family and loved his grandkids ..He was a true family man --- I will miss you my dear brother
Jean and family, We are so so sorry for this tremendous loss in your lives. We’ve loved Ted for 55 years and will miss his humor, his friendship and him. Our love goes out to you and the girls and the grands. ❤️
Ray was my Uncle he always had time for my brother and I on our visits from Champaign sometimes it was fishing or hunting and one of my favorites was helping him with his chores. He always had the time to explain things about the farm and animals just a true gentleman. Two words come to mind when I think of him Admiration and Respect a wonderful human being for sure. I was so fortunate to have had him in my life. Peace be with his family. I am so sorry I can’t be there to show my respects. Regards: Richard Revell
I have many fond memories made with my Fathher-In-Law Raymond Brunner. We watched many of sunsets in his yard. He helped me, we worked together, on many projects.He volunteered to help one night before he new how much he was getting into. At the end of that evening project, he said he didn’t want to help me again with that kind of project. One other less humorous project he helped me with was using his truck and tow chains to pull my garden tractor out of the drainage ditch in my side yard. Yes Karen (my wife) and my mother-in-law Norma were in Kentucky at that time. He would always ask, what is Tom doing. He is missed, however many memories (birthday parties in December and other family events) will be cherished forever.
May Ray know the joy and peace of eternal life. His faithfulness to God these many years brings him to the loving embrace of his God. My prayers for Ray and all of his family.
Eddie was a very loving older brother to me, always kind and sweet, I can not remember him ever being cross. He was generous and funny. He taught me to drive a stick shift on his Ford Fairlane 500 (black with red interior) I had deep respect for him as a person.
3 years, how can it be. We all still think of you down here. Thinking warm thoughts about you.
I am heart broken that he has passed! He will always be my Uncle Ed. When I was young he was at all family events with a video camera attached to him. I know he has lots of videos of me when I had no 2 front teeth. Him and Aunt Bev would take me places with their family since they didn’t have a girl so I was their little girl! Uncle Ed, you will be missed by many who loved you! To my cousins, I am so sorry! My love is with you all!
Uncle Jude, was such a good admirable person. Every single time him and his family came to our house they always brought positive energy, bringing smiles on everybody’s faces. For me personally he was wonderful uncle from sending me off to IMSA and giving me advice that I still carry to this day. From him also being there when I received my cap and gown, he was an uncle I can always count on to be there for all my milestones. Thank you so much uncle, for being there for me. I hope your soul Rest In Peace.
From sharpening skates to fixing our many vehicles, our entire family has fond memories of Dick. Tom would spend many lunch hours with him talking NASCAR at the shop, too. We are so very sorry for your loss. Tom and Beth Bartolomucci
Thank God that I am part of the people God used to bring you to the knowledge of the truth. I know that the revelation of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ which I imparted to you before you left will by his grace bring you face to face with Christ. I know he went to be with the Lord smiling over his enemies because it was an opportunity to go and rest with the Lord. I know he didn't die but resting at the bosom of the Lord, therefore we give all the glory to God. We use this opportunity to invite those who have not received Jesus into their lives as Lord and Savior to do so. Pray this prayer with me, Lord Jesus come into my heart, be my Lord and personal Savior, forgive me all my sons, write my name in the book of Life, cancel my name in the book of death. Thank you Lord for saving me for I prayed in Jesus name, amen.
So touching, unbelievable, may his soul rest in peace
You were a gentle and kindhearted person,we did our nursing together in bida,Niger state Nigeria,we were close friends with you, Sam okoh, Sani, Madam Grace, Justina and so on,we created a whatapp platform 2 to 3 years back you were a bit active and later stopped we never knew that something was wrong(health challenge) some times I chat you up but no response, your demise came us as shock,we love you but God loves more,may your soul rest in peace and may the Lord console your wife, children,aged parents, siblings,friends and colleagues.
Very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. My condolences to his family. Ed and I were in the same grade at WMU
Memories of Prudie for me include spending a fair amount of time in their home playing with her daughter and my Best friend LeAnn. I remember well hours and hours playing in the yard and basement of their house on N. Milton Ave., Springfield, IL. Prudie was my 4-H leader and lead we girls in sewing and cooking, etc. Always welcoming, always creative, always kind with open door. I would have been there even more but for my mom trying to keep me from being an all too frequent presence and/or pest! Pleasant memories of a lovely woman and mom to my best childhood friend! Blessings to Prudie’s family as they navigate life without her while recounting all she planted in their hearts and lives for the rest of their lives. Thanks be to God for godly parents and their many sacrifices for their families.
So many good memories growing up on Mt. Union. R.I.P
Penning down words to eulogize a dear departed friend isn't the easiest thing to accomplish, however it would only be nice to let the world know what a kind- hearted and positive person Jude was. For us who knew him, it was very easy to see how positive, cheerful and optimistic he was, and how he radiated these virtues with such a calm demeanor. Jude was a perfect gentleman, an exemplary father and a doting husband. He was my friend of whom I shared a similar traditional upbringing, profession, faith, language and love for football among other things. Jude was soft spoken but wise, gentle but a go-getter and unassumingly charitable. Memories he left us with are only positive, and I say this with all sincerity. I know he's in God's bosom, safe and devoid of any infirmity ,while watching over the wonderful family he left behind. Rest on my beloved friend and colleague, you have earned eternal rest.
Was a good man. He tutor me in algebra in high school. Threw the football to us at family events. And show me how a box kite could fly. My condolences to the family. RIP
Clay and Robin- I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. I will keep you all in my prayers.
To a very special Cousin. Great memories of us growing up. You will missed . With much love
Was a good man, he help me in algebra in high school. Toss the football and show me how to fly a box kite. Memories are for ever. My condolences to family.
May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace Amen. We will miss you greatly. Adieu.
So sorry for your loss. He always had a smile. Sending you prayers.
Jude my brother, friend, and colleague, Mere words alone can't describe how your demise has saddened my heart. I can still remember the last words you told me along the hallway in the clinic "my sister these medications are dealing with me please pray for me". Even in your pain and struggle, you still made it to work to care for your patients. I remember the day you stayed on the phone with me for almost an hour trying to help me figure out a problem that I had with the EMR at work and even called after to check if I was okay. Your selflessness, kindness, and humility were second to none. You would always consider others before yourself. I'm glad I was able to call you my friend and be with you throughout your trying times. If tears and prayers could bring you back I'm sure you would be with us today. Like they say, who are we to question God almighty? Every one of us at SIU Psychiatry Department misses you. My consolation is that I am certain that you are in a better place resting, devoid of all the pain, sadness, and wickedness of this world. Chisom, Chibueze, and Chikamso will continue to be family to me. Keep on resting my brother, till we meet to part no more.
I was broken-hearted to hear of your loss! I knew her as a “preschool mom” from Westminster. She always had a smile on her face and was so positive! She was great as a parent helper and willingly gave of her time for the preschool. I know she LOVED being a mom and spending time with you girls. You were her priority! I’m sure her loss will leave a big hole in your life. Please know how deeply sorry I am. I’m sending prayers of comfort and warm hugs your way!!
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands now rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us.....He only takes the best. Jude though you are no more with us, but your legacy lives on! Rest on in the bosom of the Lord my brother, until that resurrection morning when we shall all meet to part no more. I pray that God will comfort your wife, children, parents, siblings and everyone mourning your irreparable loss. Amen.
Jude, the little I got to know about you, you were a man of consistent faith against all hope! You saw the glory and joy of the kingdom of God where you belonged , yet you chose to fight to stay with us even with the excruciating pain that only you understood the gravity. Then one day you were overwhelmed with the glory and joy of the kingdom,hence you entered into His glory and rest knowing fully well we all shall meet again to depart no more...in the city of joy and peace....wherein there's no more pain and fear!
What a shock to hear about your demise. Am really short of words. What will I say or write other than to ask God to take care of your wife and children and by extension your aged father,mother and your siblings. May your gentle soul rest in peace. Amen
I wish to commiserate with the Family of Late Dr. Jude Ogugua over the death of our son and brother, Jude. The news of his demise sounds unrealistic to me. I still perceive it as a dream. Oh! Is that why death still remains a mystery. Let's be consoled, for our faith holds that this life is transitory. We are all pilgrims while on earth, our home is in heaven where we experience no sickness, no sorrow, no rivalry and no death. May Jude be granted kind admittance into God's kingdom.
Jan, I am so sorry for your loss. May you be blessed with love, peace and comfort at this difficult time. Take care. Mary Fulgenzi
So sorry for you loss. We enjoyed coaching Lauren in Special Olympics. She was always so sweet to everyone on the team. She was a true joy to be around. Lauren will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our daughter spend many years in camp with Lauren. She always shared a smile for everyone. May our Lord Bless you with gentle memories.
Dear Bev and family, I’m so sorry to hear about “Rick’s” passing. He was such a good soul and you were such good neighbors to Jean. I’m sure you will have many good memories and strong friendships to help you through. Take care of yourself, Gena
May the soul of Dr. Jude Ogugua Rest in Perfect Peace. Jude and family were great family friends. This honorable man, Jude, was good hearted, generous, honest, always loving, and adorable, to all who came in contact with him. Onyinye and I, will miss him tremendously. To Chisom the wife; Chibueze and Chikamso, the two lovely children; we say take heart. Remember, “those we love are never really lost, for they will forever remain in our memories.” Rest in Peace Jude, until resurrection morning, according to the scriptures, when we shall all meet again.
Jude was and will always remain my best buddy. Got to the family back in 1990 and because of Jude care and love, I was taken as a son by his parents till today. I can't express all here because his kindness are endless, just like my wife stated they took her in when she came to the States and did more for my new born son in 2019. We conducted businesses together and I will miss him greatly. May HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE THROUGH OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR.
Oh Death, where is thy sting. My brother is finally gone to rest with his maker. My good brother, Dr. Jude Chinedu Ogugua, God knows how you fought to be alive despite the many struggles and pains, but it has pleased God to call you home. Yes, we spoke on video and you narrated how you were suffering in pains and you asked that we remember you in our prayers, we have been praying to God to show you mercy but what can we mortals do. It is God's will. You were never alone during this struggle as your wife and siblings takes their time to be with you at every minute. It was a glorious home call as we all assembled by your bed side praying before you left to be with your creator. One consolation in my heart is that you lived a Godly life I have no doubt that you are already resting in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ. Heavenly Kingdom welcomes an Angel You are one brother who never forgot about me and very generous to those in need. Many people were calling that they have not heard from you for their yearly Xmas gift, only to receive the shocking news. Death you have done your worst. Your memory lives on with us. May God Almighty grant your soul eternal rest until we meet to part no more Still love you brother
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10 “Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 Chisom, May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
No grief is greater than departure of a kind man, yes! that's Dr Jude, your actions were always kind, a generous hand and active mind, I will really miss your words of encouragement, thank you for coming into our lives. Where ever you are, i know you are in a much better place looking down at your wife and kids leading them into light. My husband best cousin... you will be always be remembered in our hearts and prayers. Continue to rest in the Lord my brother in-law.
Is too hard for me to say goodbye my lovely brother, i can't find another you I love you brother, but God loves you more.
All Glory to God for the existence of a life full of love, kindness, peace and humility! It's quite hard to forge ahead regardless of the fact that we must all return to our Creator! It still remains a mystery why certain things happen but we can't question our Creator. We thank God for a great life well lived!
We take condolence in that their is a ressurection morning for all that slept believing in Jesus Christ as Lord and savior. Your departure hurts us as a family because you were such a loving , humble person ,and friendly soul , sweet to relate with. It remains very well with you . All glory to God for your contribution to humanity. You
Am so lost here. A genuine man of peace is gone. I can't forget how he hosted I and my husband in Chicago In 2016. Jude may your soul find perfect rest
Sooo lost for words...... so heart wrenching . Jude and his wife took me into their home from Nigeria in February 2019, when i came to give birth. Took care of me like a family... ( more than a family would). I lacked nothing. My son's first clothes, car seat, stroller and many more they did for us. I'm seriously lost for words. May the Almighty grant his soul eternal rest and give his loved ones the fortitude to bear this loss.
Jude Kai! Na so you just Waka go? This life no make sense bro! God why? Why is it the the truly good ones don't live long. Why? This hurts me to the depths of my soul. It hurts badly. This is such a monumental loss. I looked to you completing your residency bro. Your success was deserving. You were one of the good ones. Humble, driven, hardworking, family oriented, always positive. Loved in the ER at Advocate Trinity and Ingalls Urgent Care. Baba God you owe his wife and kids big time Lord! It's not up to mere mortals to question the Lord God, so forgive me Lord, but I can't help but ask why? Why Jude of all people, why so young? I saw how hard this man worked! I saw his dedication to his family. For those of us left behind, let's be humbled with gratitude for life. It's only by God's Grace and Mercy. Jude was a better man. He deserved to be here. My only consolation is that he must be in a better place. Rest with the Lord bro.
The first time i met Dr Jude Ogugua was years back when he visited Nigeria in company of his sis my friend ifeanyi. I stood face to face with a selfless person whose heart desires is helping, saving and caring for people. He has a heart that cares completely. He was so gentle and has this unique smile that gives one the comfort that everything is going to be okay. Indeed angels are made in heaven to live on earth and Jude was one of such angels. At his death, earth has lost and heaven gained. Grieve not for him , he is in a better place where the Almighty has prepared for him. My heartfelt condolence to the Ogugua family. Rest in perfect peace Jude.
Sad loss, May God grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss
Dr.Jude Ogugua is an angel in human form. So dear and kind hearted, motivator and loving person, always willing to help someone in need, very peaceful, knows how to calm storms in someone's life. We love you so dearly. Oh God can we really be consoled .May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace in Jesus name Amen.
Dr Jude Ogugua nwannem, an Angel in human form. I call you an angel because your love, kindness, generousity is out of this world. Your death is a very big blow to us. Our consolation is that you fought a good fight of faith to the end and undoubtedly I know you are in the Bossom of our Lord. Rest in peace ezigbo madu. Dalurine for the honor to have as my brother .God rest your soul once again
Dr Jude Ogugua nwannem, an Angel in human form. I call you an angel because your love, kindness, generousity is out of this world. Your death is a very big blow to us. Our consolation is that you fought a good fight of faith to the end and undoubtedly I know you are in the Bossom of our Lord. Rest in peace ezigbo madu. Dalurine for the honor to have as my brother .God rest your soul once again.
The first time I met you was during your wedding to my friend Chisom, you were full of life , friendly and kind. Your personality exudes strength and courage and I’m sure that’s what you expect from people that knew you . I’m also sure you are in a better place than this pitiful world. May you continue to rest in power . Amen!
Jude my friend and brother. Journey well until we meet again. You will be greatly missed. May God grant him eternal rest. My prayers go out to his close family and friends.
Memories of st. Lucia and the love shared is still fresh in my mind....It still feels like yesterday. Although I write this with a heavy heart, your funny dance steps/moves will always put a smile on my face. It was really nice getting to know you and learn from you. You left too soon, but you will always be loved. Rest in peace brother!
It still feels so surreal but comforted that you are in a better place. Rest in peace ‘my neighbor’
Our deepest sympathies to the Hoffman family. We will truly miss Lauren Her cheerfulness and kindness. She was a ray of sunshine. Always my buddy every time she came in. We will always miss her. Our thoughts and prayers with you. Tom and the Krekels crew
My deepest sympathies to the Hoffman family. Lauren melted my heart the first time I met her when she was a little girl, and it has been an absolute joy knowing her and watching her grow up over the years. She was such a sweet soul and such an important part of our neighborhood. I will miss her very much, and I will always treasure the memories we had with her … especially one of the last ones, when she stopped by to celebrate my birthday with me. We had such a wonderful visit with her that day, and I wish there had been time for more like that. I always loved learning about all the adventures she had with her very special family, and she definitely knew how much she was loved by them. You gave Lauren such a wonderful life, and it was constantly reflected in the beauty and joy she shared with everyone. Thank you for that gift. I hope the many memories you have will help you find some peace and comfort … and I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Ronnie will be missed.
Sorry for your loss.
Will always cherish the time spent with our little Lauren. Such a sweet and kind person. She will sincerely live in our hearts. My sincere condolences to the Hoffman Family.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves memories no one can steal. Dear Saxbery Family, my deepest condolences for your loss. May your cherished memories never leave you and bring you some comfort amidst you grief.
You will be missed dearly. Made you sing with the angels and dance with Jesus.
We will never forget Grandpa Chuck's right hand man, Isaac. Praying for all of his family at this time and forever.
So very sorry for your loss, may God wrap his arms around you and your family during this tragic time.
Jan, I’m so sorry to see your mothers passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Such a smart soft spoken young man with a beautiful smile.
I offer my deepest most heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. I have some sweet memories of this little boy coloring at my teller station so many years ago. May you find the light in the darkness.
I offer my deepest sympathy to your family on your loss. I am not able to be with you in person as I am out of state for a few weeks. I will offer mass on Friday at 10:00 am. You are in my daily prayers. God Bless.
I knew Laura from subbing as an aide for BCSD. She was one of the sweetest people I've ever met. The last time I saw her she was working at Sweet Basil Cafe and she still remembered me. I am very sad for your loss. Condolences.
So very sorry for your loss. Lauren joined me on my neighborhood walks in Lincolnshire. I will miss seeing her and hearing her stories. Such a sweet soul. She was certainly dedicated to her parents and her church. Many blessings for peace to you as you face the days ahead.
So sorry for your loss. Sending sympathy.
Eternally grateful to have had the chance to meet you and get to know you even if our time was short. I’ll never forget singing Careless Whisper at the top of our lungs with you, Caleb, and Sarah. Thank you for the memories, Isaac.
I cannot believe my sweet friend Lauren is not walking this earth anymore. When I first met her, she was wearing a beautiful cross necklace that I complimented her on, & this was the beginning of our short, but very meaningful friendship. I was immediately struck by how friendly & welcoming she was. My favorite memories of her include going to church together, meeting at the mall, & having Bible study. She was such a bright light, & there’s no denying her love of God, which brings my heart a great deal of peace. I’ll also always remember how much she loved pigs! I will miss my friend, yet I am grateful for the time we got to share together. I also know that we will meet again someday. Prayers & God’s peace to the Hoffman family.
Lauren and I had so many walks together; in the neighborhood, parks and mall. My favorite walk was in the mall. We had coffee, Lauren rode on the train (twice), and wanted her picture taken with the Easter Bunny. A walk was not complete without a stop at the Hallmark store to buy a gift for mom or dad. Before leaving, we had to walk around the track in the shoe department at Dick's Sporting Goods. A sweet memory of a sweet girl!
She seemed like such a beautiful soul. I loved all the pics I seen of her ❤️
So sorry for your loss. I loved seeing all the family pics you posted. You was such a beautiful soul
My favorite Uncle has gone to Heaven to be with Family that gone before. Thank You Uncle Newb for being that special person to look up to. Our Christmas Eve were the best to be with You and family. I remember our family leaving Your house was almost always snowing. Love Always.
UNCLE there are all kinds in the world…Uncles you can talk to: can count on: you can learn from: you can look up to : Newby was all of these things and more. Thanks for being so amazing and making Our Family so Special Love You Newb Welcome Home May God Reward you Among Angels
I will never forget the day we met and you came and got Callie, then later on you got Chance. . You had a huge heart and loved them babies. You will be missed by many and you're loved dearly. RIP My Friend
I am so sorry to hear o The passing of Dennis but know he is in a better place and watching over you all. Hugs and prayers to everyone.
So sorry for loss. I work for Frito-Lay, Dennis and I had long chats over the years, He was a great guy. I'll miss our chats. RIP my friend.
Bob was my Truck Driving Trainer for 6 Weeks in the Summer of 2000 . Bob helped me for over 20 year’s in my Trucking Career . He will be Missed.
Family was Bob’s everything, he taught you all that beautiful trait. Hold each other close as you navigate these painful days. Much love & hugs.
Very sorry for your loss.
Missing you every Day and will till the day I meet you in Heaven
Rest in peace my love until we meet again! My heart is broken - I miss you so much! You left too soon dear husband!
Sending condolences to all of Thelma’s family and friends during this difficult time. She was a kind woman who persevered through so much. Always looked up to her. Our prayers are with you all.
He was a great man. Knew him from church and being the 7Up guy for many years when I worked at Lincoln Land Oil d/b/a Qik-N-Ez. Sorry for your loss Dan, Julie, girls, Jeanette and the rest of the family.
I love you, and I will miss you bro!!! We had some good times. I wish we had more!!
Rosemary,Jenny and Robbie, we so sorry for your loss. We will always remember all his visits and dinner with us in North Carolina.Love you all. Pete and Judy
Butch and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Tho I only met Thelma once, I liked her. Take care and lean on your family and God.
Aunt Janet, Jill, and Jayna. Nozomi and I are sending you all the love and support that we can from Japan. Joe will be missed and loved by all that knew him. His was a great uncle. I will always remember his kindness and gentleness. Love.
Janet and girls I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Joel for many years at Springfield Clinic. He was a ray of sunshine to us. He always had a funny story or humorous comment. Blessings to his family and friends at this difficult time.
I will miss your laugh, your jokes, your kindness and most of all your friendship. RIP Kojak..
Bill was a pillar in your family and to the community. Although he was a humble and private man, his mere presence would fill an entire room. He was always there to help when needed. I remember him driving my mom and I to the ER on a couple of occasions when I drank laundry detergent and busted my chin open falling on the stairs. He drove right over in his police vehicle and got us there in no time. Ironically these events happened within a few days of one another and my mom was accused of being a neglectful parent. Bill, thankfully, was there and set them straight in his quiet but intimidating manner that let everyone know he’s not messing around. Bill is a husband and father that can never be replaced but his memories and stories will continue to live on with all who had the privilege to meet him. My heart goes out to all of you.
RIP Brother … much love!!! C/O “82”, ESL
We are so fortunate to have met Mr . Flatt. He was a great example of a man of faith. His kindheart and compassion will be something I remember most. His greatest joy I think was his kids and grandkids. He had a smile that brighten the days of us all. My heart and prayers go out to his family. Hugs to you all.
My Brother! How I will miss those famous words, "Hey! What's Up!, the encouragement you gave me when I passed my Boilers License, and all the great long talk's we had. Sending you good old-fashion hugs, you will always be in my heart!!! Miss you brother, Love You!!!
Butch and family, you all are in our thoughts and prayers!!! Please feel free to reach out if you need anything. A Angel got her wings and will be forever in loved ones heart.
Joel was a light in our crazy world at the Springfield Clinic. A gorgeous person. I along with “his girls” worked with Joel in the Patient Accounting - Insurance dept. He was a grand of a man- everyone that knows him - are very blessed ….We will miss our dear friend. I know I am feeling a whole lot better knowing that Joel is watching over us. Our wonderful Guardian Angel! Thank you for the joy that you brought into our lives. To your family- may the memories flow so much- your tears are happy ones to celebrate a wonderful person - son - father - grandpa - brother - most of all a wonderful partner to Janet. Thank you Joel- I am a much richer because I was granted a time when you were in my life.
Thelma, you will forever remain in my heart. You were a wonderful part of our family for so many years. I love you and will miss you forever. Butch, Jeremy, and families, cherish all of the wonderful memories you have. Love, Mary Alice and George
Mary Alice Marchais
Joel’s light will never dim because his kindness is carried forward by you. Our deepest sympathy.
Best memory of him is cooking together, throwing that food out like no one business those were the days...
My mom, little brother, and I Will greatly miss Kojak. He taught me and my little brother alot about life and especially food service. We all worked with him at sunrise cafe and he was the life of the kitchen. I'll never forget he made me a cane when we were in a wedding together because he knew my knees gave out at times.. Many good nights hanging out in the garage playing games and such. You will be greatly missed my friend....
Thelma is a wonderful, caring woman. She is very missed and the exercise group will not be the same without her there.
I will always remember when Joel and I appeared together in The Mikado at the Springfield Theatre Guild.
I worked with Joel at Springfield Clinic for many years. We all enjoyed are time together. We always found a way to make things fun. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest Easy KoJak! You were already so kind to me at my place of employment! Such A kind soul and you will be missed! Fly High Angel!
Thinking about you and all the great memories we have had. So blessed to have had you as my Godfather. We all have another "Special Angel" to watch over us.❤️
I fondly remember all the good times we had I through out our earlier years and the many beers we shared. Think of you often REST IN PEACE My friend
Kojak was so funny and loveable, he should of had his own TV show. He truly had a Heart of Gold, if you met him, you enjoyed his beautiful smile and his huge sense of humor , a real great man. Always there for me and my son, miss Orlando. Ann and Jesse Dutton with Love
I will miss our spirited phone conversations brother. Gone too soon. Love you.
We all had good times during our Thursday outings. Joel was fun. We will miss him. Sending hugs and love to Janet and family. Dave and Marilyn
Rest in ✌ peace my Lil brother may God bless you in his promising heavenly home he prepared for us.
My Condolences to the family and love ones. He always had a smile on his face. He would call me by my full name “Hey Lisa Wilson, where Rock Head @“ Rock Head was my brother.” May God continue to strengthen you’ll during this time of transition. God Bless!
PRAYING FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
Love you for life bro tigers for life
Tigers for life
R. I. H Classmate So sorry to hear of your passing before we had a chance to talk since high school. I remember you & Robert Rogers stayed in trouble and kept everyone in stitches. I guess you and Charles Bell will meet up again in heaven. Until we meet again my friend and classmate.
My prayers and condolences to the family of Orlando. ♥️♥️♥️ Rest easy Kojak. You will be missed. East St. Louis Sr. High School - Class 1982! Flyers for Life!
Man, KoJak was one of the funniest dudes I’d ever met. We attended junior high school and high school together. He kept us all laughing all the time. I would laugh so hard my stomach and side would hurt,, tears would roll down my eyes from all the laughter. He was a great friend to us all, and he could talk more noise than a semi truck laying on its horn. You will be missed my good brother! ✌
Maureen and Mark, may the memories you have of your Dad warm your heart now and in the future. Prayers that God will lift your entire family up and bring you all comfort and peace. Sincerely, Stu Hunt
I am heart broken to hear the passing of our dear friend. When me and my husband got married 27 years ago Kojak got us Tupperware as a gift, we laughed so hard being that he knew I couldn't cook! Loved seeing him at the Spaghetti shop and would see him a few places cleaning windows for some friends restaurant. Time would pass and we didn't see each other but when we did it was like no time passed at all. He will be missed by so many, he touched a lot of people in his short time here. I am better to have known him. Prayers to the family
Sorry for your loss
I work with Stephanie, and she is my Sister and my friend. I send my deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family. May you find peace in knowing that he is at home with the Lord in Heaven, and will be watching over all of you until you see each other again one day. May all of you be blessed with the strength of the Lord!
WHEN I FIRST MEET YOU WE WAS IN JR HIGH SCHOOL WE BECAME FRIENDS, ABOUT A MONTH LATER WE SEEN EACH OTHER OVER AUNT DELLA HOUSE AND U ASK ME WHAT WAS I DOING OVER HERE AND I SAID SEEING MY DAD AND U SAID YOUR DAD WHO AND I SAID ROBERT HARPER AND U SAID NO WAY AND I SAID YES WAY AND FROM THAT DAY ON BOND AS FIRST COUSIN'S GOTTEN EVEN STRONER U WAS THE FIRST TO WELCOME ME INTO THE HARPER FAMILY AND I WILL NEVER FORGET IT .. I LOVE YOU COUSIN & YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY ♥ U WILL BE TRULY MISS BY MANY.. NO MORE PAIN U ARE WITH OUR FATHER ABOVE NOW... SO GET YOUR RRST & SLEEP IN PEACE.... LOVE U ALWAYS YOUR COUSIN VICKIE
Rest in peace my friend, you'll be forever missed, I met Orlando at the spaghetti shop years ago, but my best memories of Orlando when I had my garage sales, he always bought a lot of stuff from me, and everytime I see him i always say to him I got some stuff that you can buy to put in your man cave. Rest In Heaven My Friend.
I had the pleasure of knowing Anita for years. We went to SHS together, her sister Nancy also. Anita and Al were meant to be together and now they are.Our prayers are with her family keep the good times in memorial.
Man uncle Kojak!… This hurt worse than when I was in high school and you found out that I took up wrestling. You would come to the practices and one practice I was cross-faced and wanted to quit but you came and stopped me, gave me some pointers and told me that if my nose wasn’t broke then that was not a cross-face. Some how the conversations I had with you always gave me confidence that I could do anything. I miss the bowling tournaments, the days and nights in the garage playing Galaga and PACMan. I remember first bringing my wife to meet you that Fourth of July 2 years ago and you and her bonded and that was one of the best days of my life. You reheated some of the best bbq I had that year, we had some great laughs and I played Galaga and Pac-Man. I used to run to your house when I got in trouble with my dad. And I hated leaving!! Thank You Uncle Kojak For Letting Me Know I Was Loved Especially At Times I Didnt Feel It. We Love You Uncle Kojak.
Sending love prayers and condolences
RIP Kojak from classmate of class 82
Merry Christmas in Heaven ! Sorry I’m a day late yesterday was a Christmas for the books !!! So sad , you are missed. I know you were with your sister, brother’s and parents and sister in law and brother in law .Love and Peace to all . Linda and Roger
Man, Orlando. To say you're missed is an understatement. I'll never forget you. Fly with the angels. You're free of pain now.
I worked with Bill at Horace Mann in the early 80’s and he was so kind and had a great sense of humor! My condolences to Kathy and the family.
To Carol and the entire family, my deepest condolences to all. I just learned of Bill's passing and am currently in Mesa, AZ so I will not be able to tell you all in person, but I will be thinking of all of you!!!
Orlando was a God sent brother to me and my siblings and a additional to my mother. We all loved him very much. He touched our lives in a special way. His smile, his humor, his presence and the joy he brought into our lived will be deeply missed. Though my heart is heavy, I can rejoice in knowing two things, Orlando was a person who "lived." Some just exist. He lived! He also knew God! He had his own personal relationship with his creator. We all are made up of good & bad therefore we commit good & bad acts but Orlando left far more of a positive mark in this world and I have no doubt where he rests! I love you & I'm missing you my brother. My sincere condolences to his mother, to wife, Flo, to his chikdren, and all who held him dear.
He was my best friend mentor & colleague & I'll miss him deeply
I worked for Bill at PII after I retired from ISP. He was one of the best people I had ever worked for bar none. We had many a laugh trading stories of our individual experiences. Condolences to his family and know that he is in God's hands and at peace.
Man you was a brother from another mother truly going to be missed the laughs we shared the holidays we shared or illnesses we shared man always going to be a piece of you in my heart to carry on love u Orlando my big Brother I never had but GOD grace he gave me you from 1996 to now thank you for the love and the positive things ❤️ to the family.
Sorry to hear of Anita passing
To Mop, (Kojak) as I never made the change to the newest nickname. I have been so fortunate to know you as a strong, energetic, and funny person since we were wee kids. You are family and I always adored your nickname for me "Chocolate Jenny". I was so happy to have the fun times that we shared. Even on the many visits when wrestling on the front porch with my brother Tony aggravated me to no end. That excelled you to the awesome wrestler you became in high-school. You will be sorely missed. I love you beyond, Chocolate Jenny
I am a retired Police Officer from Jacksonville. Bill and I had coffee at Hardee's in Chatham. He was to put it mildly he was a super guy to work with and yes drink coffee with. You have my condolences in your loss.
Big O, you left me too soon, everytime I’d see you it was always CK, what’s going on and then a hug. We enjoyed lots of ballgames, Cardinals and Illini…but the best was going to Indy and watching the Bulls playoff game against Pacers. And of course, we had to stop at White Castle after and get you the Crave Case! You helped me in so many ways, through business crisis and personal matters. We climbed some big mountains and you were always there. Never missed a single day of work due to illness until cancer struck. Even then, many days you worked thru the pain and discomfort. The Big O was my main man for years. I’ll never forget and neither will my daughters. They loved you. Not the way I wanted to say goodbye…but rest assured you will never be forgotten. Thanks for all the thousands of pounds of spaghetti you cooked and for making all of us better human beings. Rest In Peace, my friend and brother.
There is not one memory about you that hasnt put a smile on my face. You were a dear friend or mine and always had my back. When I needed to just vent you always had a ear to listen. I can remember all the years we work together at Spaghetti Shop and we would cook lunch everyday together. You help me with so many birthday parties, weather it was baking cookies and decorating them, helping me build a life size board game, and cutting out all those dog bones. The guy says we would get all the prep done just so you could have me watch whatever movie you watch the day before. The stories you told me about your man garage/cave. These are memories I will forever hold close to my heart. You are a friend, mentor, and family. Tell Charlie Hi for me as I know he was waiting to greet you a the golden gate. Forever in my heart.you will be missed by so many.
We were so sorry to hear of Orlando's passing. We hold special memories of him visiting us in Mississippi when we were younger. We pray comfort and strength for the family. Heartfelt Sympathy, Cousin Gloria and family
To a wonderful friend / family you are truly going to be missed your smile your heart of gold the things you did for my son's birthday parties the things you did for everyone I'm going to miss when I see you washing them windows saying DD what's going on I'm truly going to miss you
To my wonderful friend, I will never forget you the laughs the smiles the lunches we had at work. You was always there for me you had the biggest heart and loved everyone. I will truly miss you.
U will truly be missed Kojak. My momma loved u and so did I. Rest easy Sir.
To my Brother and dear friend kojck, u have a heart of pure gold and made everyone smile around you, for that I'm very grateful u came into my life my friend and you are in everyones that u touched. You will always be in my heart ,Love you my brother and friend, rest easy Love heavy
To my lovely father I will never forget the talks we had one on one you kept a smile on my face all the time I love you very much and I miss you dearly
To my dearest father. Thank you for the memories, the laughter but most of all your heart of gold. We are going to kiss you dearly, but to know you’re in heaven bring me joy. I will never stop loving you. Your dearest daughter Tiffy.
My uncle was one of the greatest. I remember him taking me to get my ears pierced. I also remember going skating with him and my cousin when I was pregnant and he was like girl you better be careful doing that. Always funny caring and a light of life. I will miss you so much but I’m glad to know you’re free from pain and gained your wings. I love ❤️ you. Until we meet again.
Amy & Tom, our deepest sympathy, prayers, and love are being sent your way. The memories Bill gave you will last a lifetime.
Orlando was the first person to even here my story and when he introduced me to his brother Morris Hobson I gained an opportunity for success I appreciate what u have done for me and I will never forget u. Love u bro
I am so sad to hear of Anita's death. We were friends in the northend neighborhood when we were young. Whenever she saw me, we always spoke about our kids. Fly high Anita, I will miss seeing you occasionally.
Nancy, so very sorry to learn of your sister's transition. We are holding Carole, you and your family in our hearts during this time of Carole's celebration of life!
I always enjoyed the stories from all the new troopers and police officers when he worked at the ISP Academy. I worked with Amy at the OAP. God Bless during this time.
RIP and Godspeed brother.
Maureen and Mike you are both in my thoughts during this difficult time. May your father and father in law rest in eternal peace.
Charlie was always there for me. If I needed a hand working on a lawn mower he would drop what he was doing and help me. He was the real deal, no big kinda man He will be missed
We all have defining teaching moments in our lives, and mine was a 1968 encounter with Trooper Pennell. Pulled over for erratic driving along with 3 other 20 year old buddies in my vehicle, Pennell and another officer had all 4 of us out of the car checking our ID’s. Pennell made a comment about my questionable driving abilities in front of my friends, causing me to react stupidly. In my short stature, I brazenly approached him, my eyes level with the badge on his chest, and boldly blurted out, “I beg to differ with you”. Well, I was in handcuffs and seated in the back of the squad car in what seemed like an instant! Minutes later, regaining my senses, I pleaded to ticket me, but that anything additional not happen to my friends, as one of them that night had for ID only his upcoming military orders for Vietnam. As the situation cooled, the handcuffs were removed, and I was instructed that my driving actions were indeed reckless and needed correction ….a verbal warning. Learned that night was what I already knew, but failed to utilize. During traffic stops common sense dictates a yes sir, no sir, response, if one wants to avoid a situation that can escalate into something far worse. Thank you Trooper Pennell for that lesson I still remember to this day.
I first met Bill when I entered the ISP Academy in February 1985. He was a little intimidating to say the least. I soon learned that while Bill acted a little gruff towards our Cadet class, his mission was in fact to help us all get through our Academy training while at the same time instilling in us a sense of esprit de corps and discipline and turn us into the best Troopers we could be. One of Bill's jobs was to take us on a morning run. We began every morning running in the neighborhoods surrounding the ISP Academy with Bill calling cadence and giving commands all through the run. He could outrun all of us, most of whom were twenty years younger than him. Afterwards, we Cadets had to hurry up and shower, get into our uniforms and then be in the breakfast line, all within minutes of when he turned us loose. I remember eating breakfast when Bill would walk through the chow line smoking his cigar, quoting Rudyard Kipling, and generally making our experience something I will never forget. I always enjoyed running into Bill later in my career and talking to him about various topics, but my fondest memories are of him helping a bunch of young people get through a physically and mentally difficult, and always stressful training program. He was a mentor to so many Cadet classes. He was a legend. My condolences to Bill's wife, children and grandchildren and his ISP family.
James, Fond memories of your mom when we were younger, Prayers to you all.
RIP Anita you were a very sweet Lady I always enjoyed chatting with you. Prayers for your Family.
Judi and I worked a lot of years at the Champaign Public Library and remained friends after she retired. I would talk to her about her father's death and again about the times her mother was sick and during the trials of her mother's Alzheimer . My husband and my mother had Alzheimer before her Mother and I hoped I gave her comfort during those times. I talked to her every day or 2 since her mother passed away. She took her death extremely hard. I took her over a small chocolate cake and candy for her birthday. she called me when I got home and thanked me for remembering her birthday that was the next day. She called me the next day and told me how much she appreciated my remembering her birthday and that she was going to eat the rest of the cake that night and what a great friend I had been to her.. She didn't mention being sick or anything. I told her that her brother would be calling her that night like he always did around 7::30. I called every other day but didn't get a answer. I left a message telling her to call me when she felt like it. I was then notified my a friend at the library that she had passed away on the 8th. I was totally shocked, I will miss talking to her. She was a nice friend. SO SORRY to hear of her dying.. Judy j.
One fall weekend in the mid 70s; my Dad, Uncle Bill and Mark, Mike, Billy, John and I went pheasant hunting. We had two of the finest bird dogs in the world helping us find our quarry which they did right off the bat. Uncle Bill was on the far left and Dad was on the far right. Us boys were in a skirmish line in the center. The dogs got up a cock pheasant with a thunderous roar and it flew right crossed ALL of us. Each of us emptying our shotguns at this one bird. It looked like a dogfight over an American cattier in WW2! Half way across our front, the bird stopped flapping its wings and gilded the rest of the way across the field to our front but the bird never went down until he was out of our range. When the bird landed safely, We all cussed up a storm. Uncle Bill started laughing then all of us started laughing and we couldn’t stop for a good 10 minutes. Dad and Uncle Bill said together, ‘we were done, boys get back into the truck!. All we talked about the rest of the day was that damn bird. I miss those days very much. My dad and Uncle Bill were good Dads and good men. I’m proud of them both. They will always be MY HEROES.
Kathy, your husband was an all around great guy. When my father suffered a debilitating strokes and heart attacks in the early 1980’s, Bill was such a caring and helpful individual to both my mother and father. He was so caring that I will never forget him. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers, and that Bill is experiencing his heavenly reward for all he did in his lifetime..
When someone is brought into our lives, we don't always know the reasons behind it but good or bad they are put there for a reason. We both battled with addiction and so many times when I was just ready to give up she'd remind me that I WAS WORTH IT and SOBRIETY WAS TOO. Often times caring about others and putting them before Herself. She struggled but wanted more than anything to beat this disease. Amber, you taught me that Addiction happens to GOOD people and it's those People that can teach you the most. I Love you girl. I can do this!!! I'll see you again
So very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers will be of you and for you
Katie and Doug, Randy and I are so very sorry to hear of the lost of baby Clay. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
My sincere condolences. Sending prayers and love ❤️
Katie and Doug, our heart breaks over your loss of little Clay. Please know we’re praying for you and the family and we love you all!
Oh Amber. Hands down the most beautiful person I knew. I’m so glad I was able to know you, we had some fun times. Rest easy babe
We will miss you Uncle Bill. I will remember your laugh and humor. No one else could compare to the love and warmth you brought when you were in the room. Our love is being sent to you Aunt Kathy!!!!
Damion, Darin and i will always remember "OBI-WON KENOBI" I cant believe your gone! Sory it took me so long to post im confused about the photo chosen i wanted to make sure i had the right persons memorial. But i love you my friend and will never forget you!
It was a honor to care for you think of you often my friend
Kris and family, our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of great loss. Ben was a great teacher and principal at Plains. His positive impact on the kids there will have a positive impact for years to come. A true blessing Ben was for the community.
Oh, Janet - you will be so missed by this FedEx driver. The deliveries I made to you over the years were always ones I looked forward to. From a tap on my shoulder at at gas station (and holding up the line talking) to a chance encounter in a restaurant parking lot, it was always such fun to see you. The random honks when I'd drive by your house or Allens on my travels hopefully let you know I was thinking of you. My thoughts are with you all. Ilene
My son, Mark Jr, loved helping helping make the world a better place for all of us. Thank you to all of his family, friends, relatives, teachers, coaches and mentors. I am thankful for each of these relationships.
I still remember all the good times we had together papa I miss you dearly I wish you were still here with us
Dad I still miss you and talk about alot. Never quit thinking about you. Wish you was still here. Love and miss you dearly.
48 years a co-worker, brother Elk, golf buddy and above all a good friend. Rest in Peace... we will miss you greatly.
I am sorry to hear about your mother, Jim. Losing someone is very hard but she is in a good place. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
My heartfelt sympathy! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!
I was shocked when I saw that Lynn had passed away. I’m truly sorry for the pain you all must be feeling. Lynn was such a sweet person—always willing to lend a hand, encouraging word or smile. Heaven just gained a supremely kind and gentle angel. To her daughters-please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom was amazing and always very proud. Joe, Michelle & Meredith Crifasi
Tim. Christie, April, August, My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless!
Our family lived across the street from Joan and John and their children. Sending Prayers for Peace to Joan's family.
I worked many years with Judy at Champaign Public and I have all pleasant beautiful memories of every interaction as she quietly and willingly did every task with kindness and pleasantness. She was not a manager or even desk staff - but she was definitely was one of the reasons I loved worked at the library.
Cheryl and I are very sorry for Richard’s passing. He was always a very friendly person every time I saw him. Condolences to the family.
I HAVE SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES OF MY SISTER-IN-LAW MARION, ESPECIALLY THE GOOD TIMES JERRY, MARION, AND MY LATE BROTHER GIB SHARED WHEN THEY SPENT WINTERS IN FLORIDA MANY YEARS AGO. MARION WAS SO VIVACIOUS. EVERYONE WHO MET HER LOVED HER VITALITY. I KNOW HER FAMILY WILL MISS HER, BUT WILL BE COMFORTED TO KNOW THAT SHE HAS COMPLETED HER EARTHLY JOURNEY AND IS NOW IN HEAVEN.
I am a longtime friend of Barb (Donnelly) Gunther. In high school, Barb and I would stay with Aunt Marion when Jerry was out of town for work. We solved the world’s problems sitting around her kitchen table. Aunt Marion was great fun and dearly loved her nieces and nephews. Todd - In my mind’s eye, I still see you as that cute, very blond six-year old. My condolences to the family.
I was sorry to hear of Dicks passing. May God comfort you & your family at this time
Brad so sorry for your family prayers for all
I am so sorry to read about your loss. I remember Patrick as a third grader. Such a sweet boy. My prayers are with you
Barry and family, I am very sorry to hear of Debbie's passing.
Debbie so sorry for your loss. We will miss Greg very much. We had a lot of good times. Jim and Cheri Baker
I have never met this beautiful lady but I have met her beautiful daughter Corrine thanks to my job.. if she is even close to the person Corrine is I'm sorry for your families loss because Corrine is a bright shining light whenever I get to work with her and is one of the most gracious and lovely young ladies I have ever met so this woman left behind a jewel! Godspeed and God Bless this family and prayers for you all in this time of sorrow.
Brent and family I was so sorry to hear about your son nothing will ever prepare us for losing a child. My prayers are with you. Dody Filipiak retired from SOS Physical Services
Brad and We are so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of comfort to you and your family. Nancy and Harry Jackson
So sorry for your loss, Jim. Prayers for your mother.
I was so sorry to hear about Dick. We knew him for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
Jeanette so sorry to read about Dick's passing, I remember our good times we had concerning bowling and the good time we had in Las Vegas.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. It was a great pleasure and an honor to have known Dick.
Miss yOu and Dad Momma . Probably be seeing yas soon.
MISS YOU MOMMA YOU AND DAD BOTH . Probly be seeing yas soon
Pat was a beautiful person inside and out. Prayers and love to all of her family.
I worked with Marion a long time ago. I never forgot her. She was always nice to me. I met her husband Jerry a couple of times and he was just as nice as she was. My prayers go out to her family.
Dearest family, you have my prayers and condolences. The OONYU family is forever grateful for your friendship & love. I never met a person or thing that Pat did not show kindness. He will be missed, however, his legacy remains. Love you Stone family
Larry & Barb, my heart is broken for you. Sending my deepest heartfelt sympathies, on your loss. May God hold you, his wife & children in his loving arms as you face this difficult time.
Bill & Norma (& family)….my deepest heartfelt sympathies on the loss of Bill’s dad. May your hearts be filled with warm memories during this difficult time.
Aunt Marion would always put a smile on my face! No matter what was going on, she was always such a positive person!! She will be missed greatly!!
She was vibrant! So full of life and fun. She will be remembered and missed. Spoons for you Aunt Marion. RIP
Debbie...I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Tim and family - I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Nancy
Kevin and Allen and your entire families, My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mom. Wonderful person and great neighbor..
A mentor to me as I went thru the chairs at the Springfield Elks Lodge, he loved the Elks loved helping the new officers. He will be missed my condolences go out to his family. Miss you and thanks for all the great memories.
We are so sorry for your loss. Ben was an incredible person and will missed by many. Prayers lifted for strength and comfort during this very difficult time.
Jim and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. May your memories of Joan give you comfort in the days to come. It is never easy saying goodbye to a loved one, but Joan is now reunited with her husband.
My family is lifting yours in prayer and love. What a wonderful soul to have blessed the lives of so many.
Barb, I just learned of the loss of your son, Ben. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.
Barb and family, so sorry to hear about your son Ben. Our prayers for you during this difficult time. The Rosa Family
My mentor as an Elk He appointed me to the succession of office and stood by me all the way. He will be missed tremendously. Condolences to his family.
A great man and dedicated Elk! You will be missed, my friend. So sorry Tim and family.
My heart goes out to your family at this time of loss. I am praying for you all.
Morgan and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ben's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I left a condolence, but didn't get my name on it. Best wished, Jan
Sincerest condolences & deepest sympathies to Ben’s family & friends, from your cousins David & Judy Buckman & their families. We’re cousins on the Thielen/Heyen side of the family. Our hearts, thoughts & prayers are with you. May God bless & comfort you all in these difficult times. David Buckman is son of Harry & Judith Buckman. Judith is from the Thielen/Heyen side of the family. David played High School basketball with Ben’s father Larry in the late 1960’s. Again, we’re so very sorry for your loss.
Jill and I are sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace.
Sorry for your loss. Rest in peace.
Rest in Peace Alneita. You were such a kind & caring soul. I have very fond memories of you; my sympathies to your family.
Dear Brad and family, We are very sorry for your loss. You are all in our hearts and prayers.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Blessings to the family
Praying for Peace for this beautiful family. He was a kind and caring man who always put kids first. We are so very sorry.
Condolences to the family of Donald Kinsel from Knights of Columbus Council 364, Springfield, Illinois.
Patrick brought much joy and so much more laughter. So many memories were made. He was a friend like no other to our boys. Patrick, you will never be forgotten by the Ryan family. Rest In Peace. May God hold his family close.
I know her & she is AMAZIN
Dear Kinsel family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on Don's passing. It was my honor and privilege to work with him for many years at the former Illinois Department of Personnel and later Central Management Services. In my role as legislative director for these agencies, I relied on Don's analyses and position papers on labor relations and personnel issues. He always took these seriously and provided me with detailed, cogent, pragmatic and well-written summaries. I could always rely on his shrewd and intelligent opinions. Don loved the arts. He often came to our Springfield Municipal Band concerts and would tell me he saw me playing my trumpet. Then he and I would discuss a particular piece of music, especially if it was classical. His knowledge of music was truly impressive. If there was ever a Renaissance man, it was Don. He knew something about everything. And he never lost his love of learning. As Solon, the archon and statesman of ancient Athens was fond of saying, "Every day grow older. And every day learn something new." Don would have totally agreed. In another life, I think Don must have been a philosopher. Did I say Don was modest? He was. He never mentioned to me that he was in the U.S. Air Force. I salute you Don. A faithful Christian, a model citizen, a patriot, a decent and honest man--Don was all these things and so much more. I'll miss you Don. May God bless Don and your family now and always. Sleep in peace Don, Godspeed, rest serenely listening to your beloved classical music, and keep learning. John Headrick Springfield, IL
Patrick will be missed by all he was a loving person, kind and very considerate of others. My prayers go out to his wife and children his mother and father his sister I have a lot of great memories as Patrick was growing up, playing football at Sacred Heart Griffin, and with his parents and sister, it was a great young man, and a very loving husband, father, son, and brother he will be missed Patrick
Patrick, you will truly be missed. Your time with us here on Earth was way too short. We will love you always.
We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Burt Family
We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Burt Family
To the entire Theilen family, We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Burt Family
Please accept my warmest condolences. I’m truly sorry for your loss. Lynn always had a smile and a wave whenever I saw her. She will be deeply missed.
So sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. I knew him when my two girls were in school at Pleasant Plains. He was a great educator and coach who truly cared about the kids. We were blessed to have him at our school district. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time ❤️
I am at a loss for words. My heartfelt thoughts go out to you all in your time of loss. I am so sorry.
Rob and Judy and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort. So sorry for your loss.
We are so very sorry to hearof your loss. We knew Ben several years back. He was always so nice and friendly. I'm happy to see he had a wonderful family. God truly blessed him.
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your heart; a rainbow after the rain; sunshine after the clouds. Cherished memories. Peace.
So very sorry for your lose. May she Rest In Peace now.
I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Mark ever since he and Catherine did a science project together at Christ the King school. Since that time we connected in Evansville on his way from California. I always told him I would be there for him if he needed help of any kind.. He was brilliant, kind and humble and we always wished the best for him.. Our hearts are broken at his loss..
I love you my friend
Sure will miss u and that beautiful face smiling from ear to ear every time we saw each other, no matter how long it had been and definitely will miss hearing you say ur famous line our little circle would giggle at as an inside joke n soupy sounds like u when he mimics u and says it, “Hi Baby”. Lol. U had the best sweetest kindest attitude, personality, heart and soul anyone could ever ask for. I promise to always keep the frogs & butterfly thing u gave me a couple wks ago. Ry Ry loves her talking dog dog also. Fly high momma and rest easy ok. This ain’t goodbye. This is, I’ll see ya up there doll-face. Love ya to the moon and back.
I am sorry sad about hearing this. She had a beautiful heart. My prayers are with the family
David, JoAnn and Family, Sorry for the loss of your father, and grandfather. It is alway hard losing someone, especially at this time of year. May his memory bring you all some comfort. Condolences to you and all of your family.
Kathryn was my favorite patient to visit. After we checked vitals and meds, we spent the time talking about everything under the sun. What a funny wit she had! I was always interested in what she was reading as we were both avid readers. We shared the same political views, She was such a treasure to spend time with. I am so thankful to have known her.
I still remember Kenny playing guitar and singing at one of our old neighborhood talent shows so long ago. He was a multi talented man, with many skills. Hugs to his family, and I know he will live on in our memories.
Kendra, Greg, Garrett, and other family members, I am so sorry that you have lost your father/grandfather. I know how much he meant to Garrett, Garrett talked frequently about learning skills from Grandpa, some of which our home has benefited from. I am glad that he lived such a long and full life, with a family who always gave him love, support and companionship. I wish you peace.
Anne & family, am sorry for your loss. I know how special your father was to you!
I miss you and Bill so much.
I got to know Marty through a part-time job at Best Buy a few years ago. He was a Kodak representative and would spend time in Best Buy periodically. He and I would team up to promote the cameras and to spread the word and build interest in SLR (Single Lense Reflex) cameras. He was a wonderful man, always smiling and helping to pass the time when things were slow in the store. I am going to miss Marty but I know I will see him again in the future. Keep taking those pictures Marty. Love you buddy!!!
I spent a lot of summers in the Zara home in Rriverton and have so many memories of the fun times with Buddy and Gary. We are so sorry for your loss.
Mark; I am sorry for your loss. My family sends our condolences out to you.
I knew Marty from the Knights of Columbus 4175. He was a nice guy and was alway willing to help the Ladies Auxiliary when needed.
What a true 100%+ American Veteran that I had the pleasure of knowing for many years. The meeting room at American Legion Post 32 was named in honor of Sam a few years ago. He will be missed.
Our deepest condolences to the Montalbano Family. Sam was someone who never forgot a name or face. A friend for life. My pleasure started when I worked for Eagle grocery store snd Sam was our Butternut bread vendor, known for singing Whitney Houston's "I Want To Dance With Somebody " the last I saw Sam was at Camp Butler where he was on Veterans detail for one of my brother's funeral. Thank you Sir for your devotion. I'll never forget you Sam May my old friend rest in peace, know that your work here is done. Many blessings of comfort to his family and many friends.
Sam is an icon of my childhood memories at Little Flower School and church. He was always so gracious and kind to everyone, regardless of who one is/was. The heavens gained another star to light up the night. Thank you, for your service to our community and great country, Sam!
I loved this lady when I was in 7th or 8th grade at St. Joseph. We were putting on a pretty outstanding play for the parents I believe at the end of the school year. I was playing the piano while some on stage danced and the rest of the class was singing. It was a very difficult piece for me to be playing the piano but my teacher helped me a ton get ready for this performance. During rehearsals Gwen treated me with kindness that I will never forget. I am pretty sure Gwen realized what a struggle it was for me to perform this piano piece which was way over my head. Let's just say the nun wasn't anywhere near as gracious. Our performance of that piece went off perfectly and I was convinced at the time that it was due to Gwen's presence working with all of us. Wow-97 1/2 is a long life. I am sure she will be missed by many. My condolences to the family. Sharon Schafer Kording
Martin was an old blues music friend and I always enjoyed talking shop when we were photographing the same show. Rest well. Thanks for being a friend.
Anne, please know that you and your entire family are in my prayers. May the memories you have fill your heart with warmth and know that God will lift you all up. God Bless.
When Cliff and I got married Marty was our photographer and presented us a beautiful album as a wedding gift. Marty’s dad and I were good friends for a number of years. Rest in peace Marty.
I remember going to her Mom and Dad's with our parents for years. Charlie her dad was good friends with my Dad. And worked together. And Charlie was at our house most Saturday's having coffee and donuts. Our parents hung out together in there younger years. I have lots of Black and White photos of all of them and other friends going roller skating and hanging out at there drinking spots and dancing. With Loren Anderson and his girlfriend and Don and Rose and Charlie Neal and his girlfriend too. Those were the Fun Times together for them all. May they Rest In Peace.
Lolah was our wonderful neighbor when we lived in an apartment on Farragut. She was always there to help when needed. We loved her very much. Our sincere condolences.
My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones of James. I knew him from the time he served in the Human Resources Office at Camp Lincoln. During my time there we would talk often about his love for his family and friends. My prayers for God's peace to be with you during this time of bereavement.
Rest in peace, Mrs. Bramlet. What an inspiring life you led! Ed and I were classmates at St. Joseph's, and I remember the family well. Maybe he and you are together again, who knows, but one thing for sure, you left behind a memorable and lasting legacy. Sending comfort to all your family.
Terry was a very good person. I remember her from Lanphier High School and all of our reunions. Now she's up there with Mr. Post, and they can have some chats about LHS.
Sincerest condolences on the loss of Rich. Went to school with Rich at Southeast and ran around a time with him in his white Olds 442. He was so much fun. I always wondered how he was thru the years, needless to say I'm sorry I hadn't had the chance to see him again. He was the best guy to have fun and laughs with, Never forgotten, Love ya Rich.
Carole Ann -we were devastated to hear of Wendy passing and are sorry for your loss. Sadly, we lost touch after college. Wendy was such an important part of our lives when we were in high school and we were lucky to be friends. Patty, Tammy & Joanne
My sincerest condolences to the family of Wendy. We worked together years ago at Public Aid at 1604 South Grand. She was alot of fun and great to have conversation with. The first time I rode in a diesel powered car was with Wendy. Rest In Peace.
Susie was one of a kind! I worked with her at Public Aid, always enjoyed our conversations. Condolences to her family.
Lolah and I were neighbors on Gaylord for over 20 years. She had a key to many of our homes as well as a car key. More times than one she came to my rescue! I enjoyed many days on her patio watching the hummingbirds and loved her cat, Goldie! She saw to it that our street and alley was cleaned up. Oft times she was seen mowing someone's yard, or raking leaves, or clipping bushes! She was a true neighbor and caretaker of others. I'm sure she'll be truly missed!
Wish I could be there to honor Sam. Always enjoyed his humor while we were waiting for a funeral to arrive. The detail will miss his devotion and sympathy for those we served. God bless you and all the great memories you have.
Our dear sweet Patsy. She came to live at Hickory Glen shortly after we did. She had a smile that lit up a room, she loved to dance to the music we had here and then we found out she could yodel!!! She will be sorely missed by all of us. But heaven has gained a new member to the choir and she will certainly spice it up with her yodeling. Prayers for her family as they say their final goodbyes, but I know you have precious memories that will stay with you forever. We sure do.
Rest in peace Sam! Sam was a very nice man. My husband, Jim Durkin did military honors with Sam for 10 plus years. We will always miss his voice and his laugh, he always had a joke to share. Prayers to his family.
Mrs. Bramlet had all the grace and poise of a prima ballerina without any of the aloofness. I was likely the most uncoordinated, awkward student to ever put on tap and toe shoes in her studio but she made me feel like a Broadway star. Her children were a natural extension of her beauty and charm. Ed and I shared our formative years in the same class at St. Joe’s. I will never forget the Christmas after my parents died when he appeared at our door in a Santa outfit on Christmas Eve. It may have been the 1st time I laughed that hard and provided an opportunity for me to believe things would get better. Sending heartfelt sympathy to the entire Bramlet family.
Brian & family: I am so sorry for your loss. I remember both of your parents VERRY well. We lived on Reservoir what we called the alley but it was really 12 th street. Lorie and Bruce were in school with my brother Bob Cribbett. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. We are traveling and will not be able to make your mothers service.
I remember Terry when she worked at The FRANKLIN the short time she was there. Although she was very quiet, I do remember her at work. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.
I first met Sam at events at Little Flower after I joined the Mahoney Family with my marriage to their daughter, Maureen. He (and Jim Clancy) was always there to greet the public and always had that special smile and funny remark! Later I served with Sam on the Inter Veterans Burial Detail. As I got to know him better, it was obvious that he was a really special man with a heart of gold. It was my honor to have known Sam, and my wife and I offer our deepest condolences to his Family. Truly a very special Angel made it to Heaven last week!
Sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I'm an old classmate 1968. He was a great frlend.
Mike, I am very sorry to read about the passing of your Mother. Prayers for you and your family.
My prayers and sympathies for the Graves family. I was honored and proud to coach Mark. A fine young man whom as a great wrestler and an even greater person and friend. God bless you, Coach Zuber
I miss you Mom.
Love u Melody
YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCE OF YOUR LOSS I WORKED WITH YOU BACK IN THE LATE 70 AND EARLY 80 IN THE EVU UNIT FOR THE STATE AGAIN SO SORRY
Sam led the military honors at my father's funeral four years ago and it really meant a lot to all of us. Thank you for your service, Sam, and our condolences to the Montalbano family
I personally didn't know Sam that well, but my dad Fred Francisco certainly did. They knew each other for decades and were a part of the Interveterans Burial Detail. Rest in peace Sam
I was a member of the faith sharing group Gwen hosted in her home. We loved our time together and we loved Gwen. My sympathies to all her family.
I wanted to send my sympathies to all of Gwen's family. I was one of her students in dance and remember my time fondly. My mother was also one of the several of the mothers that did sewing of the costumes for the recitals. Recitals were always and exciting time. Again, please accept my sincere condolences. She was a lovely lady!
Sam was the best. I remember we always said Sam Sam the bread man. He was always there to help anyone in need. A great friend to my dad. They are together now having fun I am sure. My thoughts and prayer to you.
Great guy we were neighbors in a couple locations, I was suppose to call him and have a beer. Thinking of his wife n kids god love ya
I so admired Gwen for her accomplishments, her tenacious spirit and her faithfulness, and enjoyed our weekly Bible studies. My her soul rest in the Peace of Christ. My condolences to all who loved her.
My Sympathy and Prayers to Gwen's family; you each were so vital to her. She was always very proud of your many endeavors and loved sharing updates. I am thankful for the many years of her friendship and sharing of her faith. May God comfort you through your grief. I am sorry I will not be in town Monday to attend her visitation and mass.
To the Helms Family— Sending you our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Greg will be missed by all. With sympathy, Joe and Marianne Seiz
sorry for your loss debbie greg was a wonderful person
All of us at Neuhoff Media Springfield send our condolences to the Montalbano family. Sam was one of kind and did so much for the Springfield Community. He was a "friend of our stations" for many years and was always there to help us on several fronts, most notably our Annual AM Springfield Thanksgiving Walk in Lincoln Park. Job well done, Sam! Rest in peace.....
I will miss our Sam. He truly opened his heart to all of us. He was our "go to" person when it came to anything veteran related. From the Interveterans Council, the burial detail, honor flight and so much more, Sam was there. Sam will not be forgotten.
Marian and Kim my heart breaks for you and the rest of the family. Jack was a wonderful person. May God bring you comfort. Love Suella
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. We have lost another hero. He will be greatly missed in our Veteran community.
As I reflect back on the passing of my grandparents , I am reminded that a piece of me left this Earth when they did. Their home was my second home and I have the best memories there (even though they are now gone) and the home is with someone new. I felt the happiest and safest and most loved there. I will miss that feeling always. That sense of home and unconditional love…When I say they were the best people you could ever have to be your grandparents, they really really were. They were the most selfless, caring, and loving people and always made sure I was okay (even as an adult). I will miss that feeling and them (until we hopefully meet again someday)…
Michael I am so sorry to see this . My condolences to you and your family
Traci and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at The FRANKLIN with Patsy. What a fantastic person, I was a programmer/analyst and did some work for her. Oh what fun we had at The FRANKLIN. We exchanged E-Mail often and kept up with FRANKLIN people. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. We will be traveling and not be able to attend her service but will be with you all in spirit.
Traci, I am very sorry to hear your mother has passed. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts during this difficult time. I know how hard it is to loose a parent but the wonderful memories you created together will always be with you. Please know that Karen and I are always here for you. May Patsy rest in eternal peace.
Kim…my deepest heartfelt sympathies to you & your entire family. May all the good memories get you through this difficult time, my friend.
A life well lived...peace to you. Love. Phil
The George Workman family will miss Uncle Bill. His zest for life and staying in touch with family was always appreciated. A donation has been made in his memory to the American Cancer Society. Rest in peace Uncle Bill!
So sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. Many fond memories of him as a friend and business partner of my Dad, Bud Bell. My sincere condolences to the family.
Dear Stork Family, So very sorry to read that Bob had expired. May fond memories somehow replace the sorrow that fills your hearts. Bob and I first met one another as kid's attending Cathedral Boy's High School and remained friends into adulthood as he provided exquisite catering service for us a number of times over the years. He was, and will remain, a very special man! May God continue to Bless the Stork family with His grace.
Barry, I was so saddened to hear of Debbie's passing. I remember fondly the times when Debbie would call for you on the phone in Chemistry department (way before cell phones) as we worked evening shift in the lab at St. John's. "Barry is in the store room". I also remember you and Debbie hosting several New Year's parties where we played cards well into the night. May your memories give you strength over the next difficult months. My heart is breaking for you.
Roger, so very sorry for your loss. Loved her so and will be deeply missed by all. Our sincere thoughts and prayers.
Roger, so very sorry to see your mom has passed. May the memories of your life together get you through this difficult time.
Family of Lolah Schleyhahn My parents, Cliff and Rose Hunter, were long time neighbors of Lolah on Gaylord. After my father died, Loah would check on my mom to make sure that she was okay.
Happy Heavenly Birthday on the 28th . I know you will be celebrating with our other family members, we miss you and love you ! Soar with the angels. Love Linda , Roger , Tiana and Hank
Donnie & Family: I am so sorry for the loss of your precious brother, Robert. May he rest in Heavenly peace.
Lolah was a good neighbor.
Jimmy Joe, you will surely be missed by many ....please give my dad , big poppie and grandma Neal hugs for all of us . Until we meet again FLY HIGH my friend.
I will miss you. Heaven gained an angel. You were the best!
Summer, my heart goes out to you. You are too young to go through this much heartbreak; but, strong in handling everything. You, Alex, and your mom are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️
Mike, my condolences on the passing of your Mother. May the memories you have bring you some peace and comfort in this trying time. God bless you and your entire family.
My sincerest condolences on your loss of Burr! He was one of my favorite classmates thru the years. I missed talking to him on facebook. He was a very sweet guy. Rest In Heaven!
I miss you I was hoping to see you and say good bye I wanted to drink bloody Mary’s and chat I was always happy to help you you are a true friend
Rest in peace Jimmy your such a kind soul to loose and it's not goodbye my friend it's see you later
Bob was a very special person and will be missed by many! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family.
Fly high Jimmy motherf$&@!n Wayne! I will never forget you my rabid raccoon killer!!
Jimmy was an awesome bowler and all around nice guys he will be dearly missed but never forgotten
To lose a child is a pain like no other. I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. Rachael, may God wrap his loving arms around you and your family and give you peace and comfort at this time. RIP Jimmy. Rest in Peace
My heart is with you all. Steph I'm so sorry. He will be so missed. One of the best neighbors I could ask for. Me and Jamie are here for you at any time.
Dear Waitkus family, I met Debbie in 1985 while working together at Springfield Clinic. I admired her work ethic, professionalism, compassion, & kindness. I'm sincerely sorry for your loss. Hold onto each other & all your cherished memories.
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. A hero serving our country to keep us safe and the Rescue Squad helping others. Peace.
I've known Bill & Vivian Workman since 2006,when I started doing Vivian's hair. When Bill wasn't able to get Vivian to the beauty salon, I went to their home. The love and attention, that Bill showed Vivian, always touched my heart. Less than a month ago, I got a call from Bill, out of the blue. He admitted that he made that call in error, but I told him, I didn't believe in accidents. We spoke for a few minutes. His voice was strong and we were laughing by the end of the call. Bill, go find your fishing spot and tell Vivian, I said hello. Rest in peace.
Sister Jocelyn was the sweetest lady! Always had a big smile on her face! Her Decatur friends will miss her dearly! May her memory be an eternal blessing!
Larry - Your mom was a delight to get to know. I always enjoyed my visits. May the Lord bless you and your family.
Please know that our family is thinking of you during this difficult time.
Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Barry
Barry. I was so sorry to hear of Deborah's passing. Please accept my condolences and I know that this will be a difficult time for you and your family. You are in my prayers.
Donna, Susan & Family; So sorry to hear about Bob. What a wonderful and kind person…so grateful we were able to share some fun times with you all and thinking of you during this time.
Barry My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I worked in the same bldg, on the same floor, with Clyde at IL Bell/Ameritech. He was the nicest man ever and could always be relied upon to fix a problem.
Rest in heaven Jim. Deepest condolences Gloria, Jim, Lynn
Debbie, you were an awesome big sister to me and my buddy. Always there when I needed advice, a shoulder to cry on, or just enjoying our daily chats. Family and faith were your life and I know that God welcomed you with open arms. I am so proud to call you sister and can only hope that my memories of you will take the place of the enormous loss I am feelin now. Love you Sis!
Debbie was such a nice and kind classmate who I met when we both attended University of St Francis to complete our degrees!! She had tremendous faith was so courageous long journey of fighting this horrible disease!!! I think we'll want to put a she said a great example with her face and dedication to our Lord. A person with you and your family, dear Barry!!! Always remember, "Absent from the body, present with the Lord." A prayers are with you and your family!!!
Condolences to all of the family. He was such a gentleman. I was Bernice’s hairdresser and friend for over 25 years. Clyde would always say when he picked her up “there’s my beautiful lady”. I loved both of them.
Dear Donna and Family: Sending prayers to you and your family. I sure remember way back when you were first dating. Wishing you comfort and strength during this very sad time in your life. XOXO Paula Heien
My condolences Alicia. Your family will be in my prayers.
Dear Lynn, We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
I enjoyed seeing Jim at our family gatherings. I like sitting and talking to him. He was a great guy, Sure will miss him Jim & Lynn, I'm so very sorry for your loss.May you be at peace.
So very sorry for your loss. Clyde was a true gentleman and very kind. May God comfort you in your sorrow.
Marty was a wonderful friend and co-worker. I was very saddened to learn of her passing.
I remember Mrs. Heusser as a very friendly & gracious neighbor. I played with her children when we were all kids in Cabbagepatch. I delivered her paper for several years . She was one of the last neighbors left from that time. I know Lynn & her family will miss her greatly & have many fond memories of the times they had together.
Marty was a dear friend of my mother, Patsy Dorr, for many years at Horace Mann. Most of my family were Cardinal fans but I was a Cub fan and Marty would bring back souvenirs from Cub spring training for me every spring or a token from a game in Chicago. She was a kind and giving sole. May she rest in peace.
I only knew Denise for a short time before I retired from the secretary position at the Village of Jerome but enjoyed working with her. I was shocked to hear of her passing on Saturday as I had just seen her 3 days prior. My sympathy goes out to her entire family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in Paradise Denise.
I went to high school with Denise and later reconnected with her. I was saddened to hear the news of her passing. She will definitely be missed. Sending prayers for peace for her family and friends during this difficult time. <3
I am so very sorry for your loss.
Doris was a Gem had many conversations with her when she worked for the Diocese, her daughter worked for the Cathedral in the office with Fr Ossola and me Mar Doris rest in Peace
Blessings to you all
Fly on to infinity and beyond… What you hoped and prayed for is now I hope it is all you imagined Be in peace ✌️
I worked with Denise at TRS. I will miss her funny sense of humor. Fly with the angles my friend.
Virginia was my neighbor in Sherwood and when I moved into neighborhood in 1982.She invited my dad and my aunt and I over for supper after a day of moving. I also worked with her for many years at the Illinois Department of Insurance. She was always so pleasant and nice to work with. I also saw her some at Concordia Village when another friend of mine lived there. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mom.
Joe & Denise….this news devastates me. When I coached baseball, the greatest joys weren’t always all about winning. As I’ve gotten older, that’s even less important. What I remember most was the boys. The different personalities. The different characters. Having Nate and Ryan on my team was memorable. They were usually the smallest, but never in heart and desire. My heart breaks for you today. You and your families are in my prayers.
He really did love animals. Our family is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Vicki.
So sorry to see the passing of Marty. She was a mentor and a friend for many years at Horace Mann. My prayers and sympathy to her family.
My sincere condolences to the whole family. David, I have fond memories of you your dad and brothers all coming over to visit at the body shop. So sorry everyone.
So sorry to hear of Burr's passing. So many memories from our childhood lived between Laurel and Ash. We grieve with you, but not like those with no hope.
A delightful lady. So glad I got to know her. My condolences to the family
I was sorry to hear the news of Mr Rock’s passing. He was a very nice man and neighbor. My sympathy to his family.
Rich, my dear friend. Have you seen Burr up there? Rest In Peace. You and Burr don’t party to much. ❤️
Our condolence to you Vick and the rest of the family. Even though we didn't see each other after high school. Still considered him one of my best freinds. I will miss him dearly.
Vickie our heartfelt condolences to you in your time of grief.
So sorry to hear of his passing, thoughts and prayers to The family he was a very nice man
Nathan always seemed happiest with a fishing pole in his hand! And his humor reminded me of Grandpa O. I am so sorry for your loss.
Our prayers and condolences to Joe's family. I grew up next door to Joe and could not have asked for a better neighbor. He would never hesitate in helping us. He was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed.
Denise & Darren, Brian and I are in shock, we are so terribly saddened by this news. We were very fond of Nathan, he never failed to wave when he would drive by and he never failed to kid Brian about cleaning his Jeep so often. He had a wonderful smile that would light up a room. Please accept our deepest condolences, Nathan will be missed. Our hearts & prayers go out to your entire family.
I became an engineer because of Joe Rock. I didn't know him well, as I worked with him one summer, right before I got drafted. I never thought I had the intelligence to become an engineer until Joe told me I could. I did not have any contact with him after that summer, but I always remembered his words of encouragement which provided the confidence that I needed to graduate from U of I engineering school.
To the Miller family, I am very sorry for your loss... Marcia Kay Knox
I love you Mikey and will always remember and cherish the memories....
I knew Eddy Fahey from back in the 1980s. He was an all around great man and a good friend to many. I had the opportunity to try his chilli recipe one cold winter and I can tell you he was a tremendous cook. The best chilli I ever had. Rest in peace my friend.
His bright attitude and charisma always lit up the room it was more than a pleasure serving with him. Gone but not forgotten.
To who knew and loved Nathan Balding, especially his loving and supportive parents: My name is Melissa Vargas and I was Nathan's former commander. I left Command in February of this year and I wanted to reach out to share with you that he was such a light in the Troop. He never failed to make people laugh and he was exceptional in every one of his jobs in the Troop. Above all, he was incredibly helpful and cheerful - making it his mission to cheer up anyone that looked like they were having a bad day. He always brought a smile to our faces, mine included. One night he jokingly asked if he and his roommate could have a pet cat in the barracks. I said "I'm sorry no, you know the government owns these and if we deploy you single dudes don't have a reliable family care plan." We went back and forth with jokes about the poor cat fending for itself. About a month or so later, he and his buddy came into my office at around 9pm and told me they got a pet. My face fell until I saw their venus fly trap and I cracked up. "Leave it to the boys to find loopholes, I'm glad it has a good home now!" He was always such a bright, wonderful soul. Though I do not know the details of his passing, I picked up on some context and I'm devastated. As much as we stressed taking care of each other and checking up on each other, it's the brightest smiles that suffer most. Know that all of us in Fox loved him dearly and that we shoulder some of the pain of his passing and all of the joy he brought to the world.
Joe was a good coworker, mentor and friend. He was in our wedding years ago. Condolences to his family.
We send you prayers for comfort and peace of mind. My Aunt was tough and funny and loyal to her family. She was a cheekpincher and she made the best baklava you’ve ever eaten. She was talented and her crocheted baby sets are kept carefully like the works of art they are. She loved her family deeply. I can’t remember any conversation with her that didn’t end in laughter. Rest well. May her memory be for a blessing. Jane Richards Marawar( niece)
We send you prayers for comfort and peace of mind. My Aunt was tough and funny and loyal to her family. She was a cheekpincher and she made the best baklava you’ve ever eaten. She was talented and her crocheted baby sets are kept carefully like the works of art they are. She loved her family deeply. I can’t remember any conversation with her that didn’t end in laughter. Rest well. May her memory be for a blessing. Jane Richards Marawar (niece)
Marty you were always a joy to have in our home as Jen and her family visited. The sister trio is together again. My deepest condolences to all who loved you.
I didn't know him but I am sorry to hear he is gone I will prey for the family I hope ur hearts are warm at this time he is and will always be loved and missed my deepest condolences to the family
Nathan was a close friend of our son Caleb and his wife Allie, he was welcomed into our home and he was always smiling, respectful, and funny. We were very proud of him and all that he accomplished and also for his military service. He was a great kid! The boys along with Allie made a lot of great memories over the years. Nathan will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers go out to his family during this very sorrowful time. great memories together over the years and Nathan will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Our prayers go out to his family during this very sorrowful time.
Nathan was a very close friend to our son Caleb and his wife Allie, he was welcomed into our home and we thought a lot of him, he was always smiling, respectful and funny, the boys made a lot of great memories together. We were very proud of him and his accomplishments, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We send our prayers to his family.
Denise, Ryan and family - I have no words to express my deep sorrow for you all. You are in my prayers and in my heart.
Denise,Darren,Ryan and family, My sincere sympathy to you and prayers at this tragic time. I was shocked to read about Nathan, I am sure that his loved ones were at the door with open arms to welcome him to his heavenly home. God only takes the best.
Nathan was a sweet lovable young man. I will remember you Nathan and miss you each day. Your smile would light up the world. Thank you for the wonderful memories.
Denise & Joe. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I know losing a child is one of the most difficult events to survive. My love to the entire family.
My Condolences to the Brunner Family, Brenda worked for Henry Morris, Executive Director of S.H.A. And myself, in the eighties and nighties. What I will remember always, is Brenda’s infectious Smile, that in itself, told you everything about who she was, a beautiful spirit in everyway!
Our sympathy & condolences to all the Rock family.
Marylin so sorry for your tremendous loss of Ken. You and Ken had a wonderful life together and saw so many outstanding events , adventures and time exploring everything. May God be with you. I having worked with Ken so long at IML will miss him.
I will miss your sweet dad. He was such a gracious man, always offering advice and a daily antidote for what's happening around. He and Bernie are going to be having a fine time as they praise our Lord and Savior Jesus together with all the loved ones there! Love that guy, and his family! His work is done here, it's your turn to make a difference, now!
What a sweet and dear friend! Sincere condolences to family and friends. She will be so missed. I’m sure she has found eternal life glorious.
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Praying for your family this week.
Marsha worked for me at IDOT. She was one of the kindest people who ever worked for me always eager to please always smiling always had a happy attitude. I still remember how excited she was to go to St. Louis to meet the Pope. She was very proud of her family and always told me stories about her kids. My deepest sympathy to her family I know she will be greatly missed. A truly lovely person I was privileged to know
I am so sorry for your loss. We worked together at Home Health, she was so much fun to work with and a wonderful nurse. She loved you so much!
My Aunt Toy was a wonderful artist whose work brought a lot of joy to me and many others. I loved everything she made and am so fortunate to have her work throughout my home. I have a beautiful quilt that welcomes my guests, a cozy throw I keep in my office, THE. BEST.POTHOLDERS, EVER that I use in my kitchen and share with only the most deserving friends, and my personal favorite, a heavy and colorful afghan that I was grateful to crawl under every night after working as a nurse practitioner all during the pandemic. Toy was also my cheerleader as I struggled to complete my doctorate and helped push me over the finish line in June. She was my therapist all during the Trump administration and always had something to say that would make me laugh. In short, all the gifts she gave to me were precious - and could only have come from her.
Gone too soon. I have fun memories of Rich from long ago. It always made me smile to hear his name. Good man all the way around. So sorry for your loss I was sad to hear of his passing into God’s Arms.
You will always be in my heart. You had shown me so much love through the years. Now you’re in God’s hands. I know you are smiling down on all of us. Love you very much!
I will truly miss you and all the love you gave to me and everyone. You will always be in my heart. Love you
My good friend Theresa Cunningham is Marsha’s daughter. Over the years I have had the privilege of attending many special events in the Cunningham’s family and Marsha was there. Marsha was always kind, caring and made my family feel welcome. Her smile and laughter was always contagious. I’m so glad to have known you.
I was saddened to see that Ken had passed away. He was one of my favorite people when I worked at the Accounting firm of Cowan, Epperson & Assoc. My condolences to the family
Our deepest sympathies to the Kreis Family. Ron, Jennifer and Nancy may your father rest in peace. Love, Dolores and Alfred Frausto
Aunt Marsha was so kind and sweet to everyone. I loved coming to Springfield during the fair and staying with her and Uncle Marvin. I would love sitting there listening to her and my dad (her brother David) talk about their childhood. It was so enjoyable. My kids loved coming there too. She would make them little goodie bags with treats for the long ride back home. She would color with my daughter and make the kids whatever they wanted to eat. I will forever cherish those memories. I feel so blessed to have her in my life and to say she was my Aunt. She is in Heaven a beautiful place now and with her love Marvin. Love and miss you Aunt Marsha.
Marsha sold us our beautiful home. My wife and I fell in love with the house the moment we saw it. We gave our best offer (which wasn’t enough) and after learning that we were a young couple looking to start a family Marsha generously accepted our offer. From the first time we met she treated us with love and kindness. We loved hearing her tell stories about the house and we loved her random visits to see what was new even more. In the short time we knew her it was obvious that she was a remarkably special person. After reading other people’s kind words and condolences it’s clear that Marsha’s kindness and loving spirit is a big part of what makes this home feel so special. Marsha felt like a part of our small Chatham family and she will be deeply missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends. - The Schupbach Family
I will always remember my great Aunt Marsha for how loving, kind, and welcoming she was. Her and Marvin were always a joy to visit. I am forever grateful for having her in my life. I have faith that she has met her loving husband Marvin at the gates and is now in paradise.
Marsha and I became friends since 1st grade. We made a lot of memories. We played jacks, played with paper dolls, we took tap dancing and acrobat classes together. We loved to dance to 50-60 music. We were always together doing something. I will cherish our memories forever until we meet again. Love you, Marsha
Aunt Marsha the kindest of she will be truly missed she's an angel now her prayers was always appreciated and my condolences to her children and grandchildren.
Marsha was my sister a year and half apart. We did everything together, played paper dolls, double dated, stood up for each other when we got married and had children, I never been without her and I'll be lost. I love Marsha!!
We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers from our family to yours.
Jack, Ellen, and family, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. May the choirs of angels speed her to paradise while our Blessed Mother comforts you in your grief Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rosanne and Bob Wiatrolik
As a very young child I know of nothing more prevalent than of my Aunt Marsha's kindness, her numerous attempts to puts smiles on me and my brothers faces, the love that she radiated towards me was truly unconditional, which guided me to immolate her love and kindness towards others. My only memories of Aunt Marsha are pleasant ones, which are deeply engrained within me in how she always made me feel. It was very hard to lose such a caring and considerate Uncle in her husband Marvin, now it is extremely harsh to now have both of them no longer part of our lives until the Lord unites us once again.
Marsha was a family friend for many years and was a very nice person. Condolences to her children, family and friends.
So very sorry about Jennie. We kept in touch on FB. I will miss her updates on her kids and the funny jokes we passed back and forth.
Memories of Wanda when our daughters Monica and Beth were in dance recitals with Marge’s Dance Studio in Virden.
My very good special friend Marsha, I will miss u more then you could ever know. Our weekly coffee meetings was something I cherished so much. You have a beautiful family that will miss you so much. But, you will b with Marvin and the two will watch over your family everyday. Love you My friend.
May he rest in peace and rise to glory. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. May the Lord grant comfort and strength to Jim's family.
Kim,Doug,Dave and family, JoAnne was a sweetheart! I always enjoyed running into her out and about around Springfield. She was a pleasure to run into. Always smiling and always was asking how my family was doing. She will be missed. She was a GREAT lady!! I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy.
Jan, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Take comfort in knowing that she is now at peace. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Thanking of you Gina. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. ❤️
I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful woman Jennie was. I'm praying for strength and peace for you all.
Aunt Imo-You will never be forgotten. Your laugh, your smile, your genuine kindness & compassion for others was remarkable. A true Cubs fan. Always tried to see the best in others and treated everyone the same. Our family has lost another Great person..(Aunt Imo- WE LOVE YOU) ❤️ beth,eryn,owen and evan
I am deeply sorry for your great loss!♡ many memories came back to me as I remember our childhood together!♡ hugs n prayers to you all!♡
Jan, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Jennie was our neighbor for many years, she was always very friendly and loved her children very much.
My deepest condolences to all of Patti’s family. We had lost touch over the years, but I remember all the fun we had from playing kick the can in her yard as young girls to building a high school float in her family garage, listening to Carole King in her room and watching her perform the most amazing gymnastic routines as a BCHS cheerleader. The world is a little dimmer without her in it. May you Rest In Peace, dear Patti.
I'm very sorry to hear of Jennie's passing. My late husband, Mike Johnson, and I lived near Jennie and Ron and the kids many years ago in Grand Valley Village. I enjoyed chatting with Jennie while we lived there. I know her family misses her and her wonderful smile. My sympathy to all.
Josh and Gina we send our deepest condolences to you guys. You guys were young when we moved into the neighborhood. But your mom was a good neighbor. We will miss seeing her catching some sun and working in the yard.
So very sorry for your loss of Jennie. She was the sweetest person. We kept in contact on facebook . Sure will miss texting with her. _RIP
Gina, so sorry to hear about your mom. I know how much it hurts your heart.
Sincerest condolences to the family. I adored JoAnne and will remember her full of love and laughter, with her sharp wit always at the ready. May your many great memories of this feisty and beautiful lady bring you comfort and peace.
So very sorry to hear this. Such a nice Lady. RIP JOANN.
I'll always remember "MaMa Joanne", especially when she cut our hair, gave perms & practiced her beautician skills when we were young neighbors. Also fondly remember her love for Elvis & her screaming when he was on American Bandstand. She was a good Mother & Gigi.
RIP my friend
My condolences to the whole family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll always remember her quick witted humor.
Know that we are thinking of you, remembering Patty and celebrating her life. Patty will always be in our hearts and memories. Patty leave a huge hole in all our lives. The family won't be the same without her. Natera family
I was so sad to see Patty's passing. I rode in the carpool with her during nursing school. She was a very beautiful and smart person.
Dear Sweet Angie, You and Chet blessed us so much as new Christians. You "took us under your wing" and made us feel so welcome at Calvary. We cherish our many memories of being in your home and sharing your delicious Italian meals. Your steadfast love for the Lord was a witness to our lives. Because of you, we always saw Jesus in your lives! Your love and commitment to Jesus and the Church are an example of what being a Christian is all about. We will always love and miss you both! We look forward to spending eternity with you in Heaven!
Angie, my second mom, I have a lot of great memories & was so blessed to have you & Chet in my life. Angie was a great lady who loved the Lord, her family & friends so much. I will miss being able to see & talk with her but she’s busy talking with Jesus now. Rest in peace dear friend.
JoAnne was a special lady and I will always remember her and all the good times we had at Frannys! Rest in peace JoAnne until we meet again! My prayers go out to her family and friends. ✝️
Jenna, I am so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda and family, I am so very sorry . I pray for your strength now and in the many days ahead. When you are hurting, please know that she needed comfort as you do. And she has taken part of you with her for that.
Cheryl Cochrum Speed class of "76" Patti was such a sweet person. She always thought of others and their feelings. Bless her family!
JoAnne was a sweet lady who helped me after the death of my husband Jeff. She had just lost her mom and I enjoyed her talks. She will be deeply missed. RIP Joanne Love Carol Baggerly
Patti was a wonderful friend since I can remember. Always with a smile and a laugh. She was a cheerleader in Jr High & High School in Benton. Just a wonderful life that has left us all to soon.
My most sincere condolences to all, especially her daughter Jenna and granddaughter Bella who she often most lovingly spoke about! Patti was not just my co-worker, but a true and dear friend. I am most honored to have know her and heard her laugh many times. She will be greatly missed by all of us in Lincoln Region- HFS.
Jay, Steve and the rest of the Miller family, I am so sorry to hear that your father passed. He was such a kind and caring man. He was always nice to me. I have many fond memories of you guys, hanging out at your house, hanging out at grandma Hardys. Please accept my condolences and know that I will always cherish the memories of your father.
Deepest sympathy to the Nia Hassan Family. Nia and I worked on the IL Senate Staff together. We continued our friendship after she retired. She was a friend, mentor, and role model. God bless the memory of Nia Hassan.
This year would have been your 59th wedding Anniversary! Sheila made a special dinner for Linda in your honor. But you probably know that, love you, Mare
Glad you were able to get transport to Elm street for the funeral service, so you could say goodby to Tom. Sad day for us all. Love, Mare
So glad you got to fo see him before he passed on, now you two are together again! love you both, your sis, Mare
S o glad you got to hold her before you passed! I am sure you are looking over her from where you are!
We were all remembering your Anniversary this month on the 12th, Sheila is taking good care of your wife, Linda. We love and miss you!
I'm so sorry for your loss. Laura was an amazing and wonderful woman. She will definitely be missed.
Known Mike since 1970, we talked quite often in those years, will miss you forever Mike, R.I.P. my life long friend, I pray the Lord comforts his loving family.
I remember Jim from Sacred Heart Church. He was a friendly person and always smiling. RIP
So sorry. Prayers , Love and peace to you all
I am so sorry to hear about Mike. He was a good friend years back and will be missed.
I hunted for years with Mike, Larry and Fred Kibbat, Ken Kansy, and Mike Weller back in the 70s Ken and I are the only ones left! He will be missed!
I did not know Jim well, but I’m “glad I got to meet him!” However I prayed for Jim and Nancy a lot, especially these past few months! My dear friend Nancy kept me posted on his condition. Nancy loves him and his daughters very much! She walked the walk with Jim and made these last years of his life fun! They both had this wonderful sense of humor and could really laugh! Jim loved God above all, so I will attend his funeral Mass and am unable to be at the memory sharing on Nov 3rd. But request that one of Jim’s daughters read my condolence at that time.
jim have a lot of fond memories of you prayers too your loved ones you will be sadly missed
I'm doing fine Jake. The house is quiet without you. The dogs really miss you, Hershey hasn't been the same since you left.
George, I was notified of Margie’s death by a friend in Springfield. I moved eight years ago to Arizona. Years ago I sent a card to Marge but it was sent back to me with an “unknown address”. I didn’t know what to think at the time. I regret not following up with the Presbyterian Home. I have always had a special place in my heart for Marge. We taught at the same school (Ridgely) and lived in the same neighborhood so many years ago. I would visit her at the places she lived including the Presbyterian apartment she last had years ago. I have met you as well as the grandchildren. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. It is a great loss for so many of us that knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
So sorry Jim and Justin of your loss
My Uncle Dale was an awesome man I loved him so much I remember spending a lot of time at his house growing up. I was his rainbow that's what he called me forever. I'll miss you Uncle Dale. Love you gone but never forgotten til I see you again
So very sorry for your loss.
I have many memories of my Uncle Dale. I don't know where to start. I know one thing Mark and I are going to miss him. He was more then an amazing uncle He was our friend. This is not good bye. We will see you again this just makes heaven more special .we love you and will miss you
Just watched Tom in a documentary about Khe San. I googled him and found this site. What an amazing life he led. The world is a better place because of people like him.
I'm so lost for words you watched me grow up you were like a grandpa to me also my grandpa's best friend. I'm going to miss you so much. You taught me so much from replacing every door in your house to how to properly roll up a garden hose we had so many laughs and some tears. you left us all to soon. I'm going to miss you dearly I love you papa dale I'm blessed for the time I had with you
So sorry for your loss. Dale was a special friend. I will miss him. We could tell each other our options and usually they were the same. We have so many great stories to remember him by. Rest in peace my friend.
My condolences to Dale’s family. He was a very special friend. We were the neighborhood watch folks. He watched my side of the street and I watched his side of the street lol. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend.
My prayer for Dale's family is that precious memories ease the pain of his passing. May God comfort each of you.
Lincoln and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.
Dear Frank, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your wife, Lea Ann. May she rest in peace. Prayers for both of you. Bob & Maureen Best
I’ve known Bill since I was 7 years old from the Western Auto downtown Springfield. My dad took me in there and Bill would always stop and talk to us. I was always amazed he could remember names, he always knew mine. Sorry to the family for his loss, he had a great life Spann. He was a prince of a guy…. I’m 71 and I’ve always remembered Bill with great memories.
Our deepest condolences. Mary Ann was a wonderful person. My Mom, Pat Gramlich & I both worked with her. She had that awesome smile and was always kind. She will be sorely missed.
You will be missed Angelina It was an honor and privilege I will never forget to have been a part of your life ! Rest in Peace my friend
What a wonderful and loving woman, mother and friend to so many. She and I had such great talks when I would see her at church and then later at the home. I’m only sorry I didn’t go see her more often after mother passed. George, I am truly sorry for you and your families loss and I will keep you in my prayers.
I knew Mr. Miller since l was a kid, what a classy guy. R I P Bill!
10/23 was one month since you left us little brother. I hope that wherever you are, you are behaving yourself. I miss you like crazy and it wasn't fair that you were taken from me so young. Love you Jacob.
We were relay partners on the speed team for skateland south and we dated a few times she was fun to be around you will be missed kelly
For many years I was with my friend Jay at the Miller home quite often. My recollection of Mr. Miller (that's how I knew him) was a hard-working, welcoming, caring and generous man with a very sharp wit. I'm sorry I was unable to attend the visitation to show my respect for him but he is in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Kelly was a wonderful friend to me and she will be missed
Joan and brothers, I’m so sorry to hear the passing of your Dad. My family lived across the street for many years. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
I remember the times ride sharing to high school with Doug and him helping me with my show cattle. Going to my cousins cattle sale in Monmouth and getting to lead the two donkeys into the sale ring. RIP my friend.
Remembering your wonderful step-mother and wishing you all comfort. Sharon was a sweet lady. Sending prayers to Diane Stroisch, Mark Stroisch, Paul Stroisch and Shannon Stroisch who were unmentioned. Along with his grandchildren and great grandson.
You were a good friend. You will be sadly missed. Lots of good memories. Love you dearly my friend.
Marty, I'm so sorry to read about Katie. I loved working with her; we always had a great time.
I have known Kelly since we were kids. This breaks my heart to see this. You will me missed by so many. RIP girlfriend, until we meet again.
Fred, and the Miller family, Lori and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Knowing Bill since we were kids, and all part of the Knox Church family, I have nothing but good memories of him, he will be missed, may God rest his soul.
I love you with all my heart and I miss you dearly. Rest in Peace my sweet sis. Until we meet again. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Mike, I'm so sorry. My dad told me this yesterday, and I almost didn't believe him, after all I had just spoken to the two of you not that long ago. I wanted you to know that my dad said he was really going to miss Bob. He was one of the few people who actually listened, my dad said, and was genuinely interested in what was said. I know your Dad may have felt that he wasn't really living life to its fullest of late and was, at times, bored out his mind, but all this time, he was making a HUGE difference in the life of my Dad, and I'm so grateful for that. BOTH of us will really miss him. Harry's daughter, Jean
Many mornings Bil would be Sittin on his porch and I was his neighbor and I was sitting on the swing on our Porch. So often my Daddy would come on the porch or in our yard and every time when he saw Bill he would say, BILL and then Bill would say, RUSS.... & that was it but it was so darn cute...
I shopped at Western Auto often. Bill was a real gentleman.
Jay, I am sorry to hear your father has passed away. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. May your father rest in eternal peace.
My deepest sympathies to Miller family.
Bill was the closest thing I had to dad for over 30 years. He was so kind to me when the world wasn't. He was gentle, funny, and affectionate. I adored him and the world is a lesser place without him.
Katie was a treasure to know, enjoy, and love. Deepest condolences to all who loved her. Nancy Jackson
Ruth Ann, you and your family have our sympathies and prayers. May your memories carry you through the next few difficult days.
Jim was a dear friend of the Wingler’s. Jim and my father’s friendship began in Tuscola, he was best man for my father, Norm, and they enjoyed the friendship of Ginny and Jim. Jim had a talent for telling jokes and a heartfelt laugh. We are sorry for your loss.
Ruth, Dave and Nora, I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Jim and more sorry that I am unable to attend the service. Know that I will be thinking of you all. Sounds like Jim had a great life!
That man was my flesh and blood. He always helped me out while we were growing up. Now he will live forever with our parents and other family members that have passed.
For my beautiful friend. I will always remember our times golfing, laughing and having a drink or two. I am fortunate to have known you and to know your entire family. Your girls are a reflection of you so be proud of your accomplishments. You will be missed by many.
My Deepest Condolences to the Kauffman family.
My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. I worked with Mary Ann at the phone company. This doesn’t seem possible. She was adorable!
John and girls, go ahead and cry endlessly for your wife and mother.....but don't let the tears mar the smiles that you've been given from her. Denise, Anna, Jaimie and Sam always remember all that you are or hope to be you owe to your strong momma. Losing a mother doesn't happen in a moment . It takes years to appreciate the impact of what's gone. Your mother's love will continue to be your guide. Our deepest sympathy......to you John and family.
I am deeply sorry for your loss of your Dad and Grandpa Bob. I had know him all of my life, being a NORTH END Grandkid. He knew me as Bobbie Kay, along with being best friends with my older brothers and sisters, the BOYD Family. I feel as tho I have lost a dear family member. Such a handsome man, a gentle soul, RIP, my good friend. Bobbie Kay Boyd Berola, Auburn, Illinois.
I will always remember his big heart and beautiful smile, but he did have a look that Ruthie and I knew when we were in trouble- honestly it didn’t happen often! Hugs to Ruthie, Dave and Nora
Jim we will miss you dearly and forever think of you fondly. All our love to Ruthie, Dave n Nora
I do sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I worked at the State with Nancy and went to church with Anna and Family. My heart goes out to all of you. She was a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs.
Thank you for your service, Jim. Now rest in Peace.
John and Family, we're so sorry for your loss. Nancy was a wonderful person. Our hearts go out to all of you.
Rest in peace my friend! You will be missed!
For Jim and family. We are so sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing. We ask God for his blessings on you and yours. Don and Phyllis Cunningham
My heart felt sympathy goes out to all of Nancy's family. I.met her a couple of times, and she was very pleasant. Keeping all in my prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Nancy was such a strong & fierce woman, who raised strong fierce women in her image, which allows her spirit to keep living on! I am hope memories of this wonderful person, soon bring smiles to your broken hearts. You all are in my thoughts & heart…
Barbie- you were an inspiration to me and your bright smile will be missed. You lived life to the fullest and I am a better person having known you.
John so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Please know you and family are in our thoughts and prayers.
John, I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts. May she rest in eternal peace.
Jim & girls, I was so shocked & saddened to hear of Mary Ann's passing. Of course, Jim, I've known you since grade school, but Mary Ann & I we operators together at Illinois Bell many, many years ago. It was so much fun working together back in the day & then you two getting married & having your first baby girl. Those memories are so vivid & such happy times. Our paths went different directions at IBT, but we would periodically run into one another & always pleased to chat a while. Also remember the days when we were at St. Agnes at the same time with our younguns! She was such a sweet soul always with a smile on her face & a twinkle in her eyes. My heart shared your sorrow for my old friend. I hope & pray you feed upon memories of her and the life you have all had together. Gone too soon; forever remembered.
Jim sorry for your loss. I never met your wife but you have my condolences.
Jim sorry for your loss. I never knew your wife but you have my condolences.
I’m so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed getting to know your mother. She had such a sense of humor I never expected. She felt like family and I already miss her.
Shine bright angel
Russ and I send you all our deepest sympathy for the passing of Miss Essie. Yes, we grieve with you but we celebrate her heavenly reward; she is in the presence of her Lord. She is home with her beloved Mr. Carlos. Our hearts are so sad; we will miss her beautiful, warm smile and hug. Peace to you all. Keep her JOY alive.
I am shocked and sorry to hear of Mary Ann's death. We attended the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception grade school together and shared an aunt (hers) and uncle (mine). Even though we lost communication in our adult lives, I will always remember our time together as children riding the bus and going to the movies every Saturday. My sincere sympathies to her family and brother Patrick. It is comforting to know she is now at peace with the Lord.
Brian & Dawn, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Irmgard will definitely be missed all of our families. Hugs to you all!
Brian,Dawn,Paul,Sophie &Jacie, So Sorry for the Loss of Your Mom /Oma. Know that you all are in our thoughts and Prayers. She will sadly be missed by All. So many Memories made. Love to all.
Frank, I’m so sorry to hear that LeaAnn passed away. I am shocked at the news and very sorry I was not able to make it to the service. She and I kept in touch over the years usually at Christmas. Distance played a huge part in our lives, you guys living in IL and us in KS. We just didn’t get together until a couple years ago. In our childhood years we built a strong connection because our parents got together often and we played together. We would meet at grandma Hall’s in K.C. and we would have a cousins get-together playing on her big wrap-around porch. LeaAnn, Elena & I would love playing with one another! I don’t remember what we played with, perhaps our imaginations. Grandma Bessie had a big 3 story house at 3700 Holmes Street, which is now in the historic district, inside it had a center column that ran around and thought that was great fun! We also liked going down stairs to the basement in that house because grandma made her own soap and it smelled so good. I hope some of these memories will be of interest to you. I know you are grieving for LeaAnn right now, which is normal. After all you were married to her for 50 years!! Congratulations !! Richard & I will be praying for you and thinking of you. You have our deepest sympathy ❤️.
She was always the life of the party, so much fun to be around. I will keep the Blonde, Blue-eyed, fun loving, party animal Barbi in my memories. GONE TOO SOON BUT SHE WILL RIP ❤️
What a wonderful lady, our neighbor and friend, mother and grandma. We will miss you. She put up a hard fight, but l am sure that God has welcomed you. May her soul Rest In Peace.
Frank, Our sincere condolences go out to at your time of loss. Lea Ann has always been very special to me since the time we were growing up as cousins. It was always a time we looked forward to when our family went to IL to visit Lea Ann and her parents. May God strengthen you in the days to come.
So sorry for your loss Frank. Carol and I are sending our heartfelt condolences.
Charlie was always a bright spot in my daily route. I know the whole neighborhood will miss him. Prayers and blessings to his family
We were so so sorry to hear about Essie’s passing. She was such a sweet kind aunt and will be missed. We are sorry we can’t be there but will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you all peace and comfort during this difficult time. Gary & Linda Johnson Barb Noel
We will always remember Aunt Essie's beautiful , kind and loving spirit. She was always so glad to see us no matter how much time had passed. I also remember her cute laugh full of joy. Sending our love and condolences to the Carter- Cooper family.
Our deepest condolences to the Ray family.
Frank, Sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences.
John will be missed. He was a one of a kind guy with an amazing sense of humor; Heavan has a new stand up comic. John was a great colleague at Standard Mutual Insurance. We are grateful for his service with the Marines. We hope he and Chris are together again; they both passed too soon.
If everyone had a neighbor as good as you Charlie we would all be much better off. You will be greatly missed by us.
Frank, I am sorry for your loss. I did not know Lea Ann very well at all but I am sure She was a sweet person and will be greatly missed. Prayers for you and your family.
I am so sorry to learn John passed away. I knew him for about 50 years as he was married to my best friend Chris, whom I miss very much. I knew her from attending the Greek Orthodox Church in Decatur. I hadn't seen John in several years but kept in contact periodically. The last message to him was in August, but, did not get a response. Unfortunately, I did not know what was going on in his life when he returned to Illinois. Sad I didn't see him. I didn't know he passed or the funeral date til late Oct.6th, otherwise, I would have attended his funeral. He was a good man. Condolences to John's brother, relatives & friends.
We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Essie’s passing. I have such fond memories of visiting with her at family reunions and other visits. I also always looked forward to sending her a Christmas card every year since I got married. She would always send one in return with a lovely note written inside. I will miss getting that this Christmas season. Thinking and praying for you all during this time.
I will always remember Essie as one of the nicest and caring persons in our North End neighborhood.
We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Essie’s passing. We were truly blessed to have had her as our aunt. I will always remember her sweet and understanding spirit. Aunt Essie will truly be missed.
Rest In Peace Aunt Bev, you were the last of my aunts. Fly with the angels and enjoy your freedom and peace
John was a great guy. Prayers to his family and friends for your loss.
Rose and family. You have my deepest sympathy. Sorry for your loss.
Fly high Barbie. You will be thought of so much
I’m so glad I got to meet you at Gary Best’s bar 14 years ago. It has been a pleasure knowing the kind of person you were. I loved how you made everyone laugh, and feel welcomed. You will be truly missed by all. Fly high angel, until we meet again.
RIP Barbie going to miss you
Love you Barbie. Had so much fun when I would come back to Springfield. Will miss you
I’m am so so sorry to hear this. Such a young lady my thoughts and prayers are with you all
Barbie was always the life of the party. We all had such great times with her throughout the years. Such a beautiful person. She will be missed by many. Until we meet again my friend❤️❤️
John was always a nice guy and willing to help anyone. We worked together for many years at IDOT. Rest In Peace my friend Linda Lehnert
One great lady, she will be missed
Princess Barbie you will be missed... but now breathe and dance your heart away love you
So many fun memories with this wonderful girl. She will sure be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Shawnee and her entire family.
heartfelt sympathies to Shawnee, Cody & the Robertson family. She will be missed by so so many. RIP nabor love you
Such a beautiful soul..you will be missed so! Love you Barbie Jo
You will be missed-love you Barbie❤️
You were one in a million. Love you Barbie
I will never forget you my friend and the memories we made, Rest EASY girl, until we meet again
You will be missed thought’s and prayers for your family
Prayers for your family
Tony , Debbie and the entire Kulavic family , My heart aches for you ! I will be keeping you all close to my heart during this difficult time .. much heart felt love and sympathy . Love all of you
Bredemeyer Family: Vickie was such a lovely, religious and kind person. She and Bill were close friends of my parents, Don and Iverne Mucciante. She will be missed by everyone but most of all by her family.
Diana was a good neighbor and friend who will be sorely missed. The world is a far less interesting place without her, and so is our neighborhood. We all had so much fun at the many card games with our "customized" rules. May she rest in peace.
Diana was a great nurse and an even greater friend. I first met her when I began my health care career on 6 Gen @ MMC as a Nursing Asst. She was later my preceptor again on 6 Gen when I returned as a RN. She was also a very good friend and we continued our friendship until her passing. I will miss you my dear friend. RIP until we meet again.
My prayers and condolences to the Kulavic family.
Diana, a wonderful person and a great nurse, is being remembered by many people today. I met and worked with Diana in the dialysis unit at Memorial Hospital back in the 70's. Great memories. Rest in peace Diana.
Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers go out to the entire Kulavic family. Grace was just a beautiful girl full of life and love.
I was at the service and really wish that Mr. Dulle's 30-year teaching had been highlighted - he touched so many lives. I was in his 1973 calculus class, which was the best math class ever. I still have my notes and used them when my daughter was taking calculus (her class was not as good). As a proper memorial, I would like to see if we can gather a collection of notes from Mr. Dulle's class to be turned into the math text that he should have published. Of course he published it ephemerally every year on the blackboards at SHS! If you are interested, write to me at [email protected]
I wish to offer my sympathy and prayers to Sister Rachel’s family and community.
Truly sorry for this heartbreaking loss. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family, with love, Sherman and Mary Elliott
Sorry for the loss of a good friend. Such many happy times shared and wonderful memories! My heart and hugs and love goes out to the family!❤️
My deepest condolences for her family and friends, i loved her very much. But i know that she is with her bestie again. She is so loved and will be missed and remembered fondly.
Gracie Angel is now in heaven watching over us as we continue on with our lives. Give yourselves time to grieve. Strength will come again to heal your broken hearts. Know that we, your friends, are holding you close in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Tony, Debbie, & Families ~ So very sorry for the passing of your beautiful daughter. Sending up prayers for comfort & strength during this difficult time. May your good memories keep her alive in your hearts & thoughts forever.
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Please accept our condolences during this heartbreaking time. We hope God blesses and comforts you, and takes your daughter’s soul to rest with Him in Heaven where she belongs.
May his memory be a blessing.
May her memory be a blessing.
On behalf of the Machinists Local 1815, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to your family. Tom was the President of our union when I became a member. After the lab at the power plant went union, I started going to the monthly meeting and saw how much Tom cared for the union and all its members. I hope that I can live up to his legacy as the current President of Local 1815. Wishing you comfort, Stephanie Duff
We are so very sorry for the devastating loss of your loved one. We feel like we knew her through Reno and Colleen. You all are in our thoughts.
Our prayers and support extend to you, Bill and your entire family. God Bless the Bredemeyer Family.
Thinking of Brent and his family. We spent a lot of time together growing up in our formative years but lost contact more recently. Sending my best to his family and friends. He was a good person and a special talent. Rest in peace, Brent.
Tom was an awesome gentleman and an excellent watch and clock maker. I’m happy to have had the privilege of knowing Tom and to have had a great working/professional relationship with him. He will be greatly missed by his many fellow jewelry/watches/clocks friends and colleagues. May Tom Rest In Peace.
Mrs. Dulle and family, my sincere condolences. Mr. Dulle was my 1978 senior year calculus teacher. His class truly stands out from all the classes I've had including all my college and MBA classes. It's an understatement to say his calc class was a challenge. Multiple classroom days of chalk boards full theorem / proofs that we had to memorize as we had to understand the theory first before getting to the problems. I had kept all my class notes & tests in a large notebook and showed it to one of my college math professors. He could not believe it, all the materials we had covered and had to do as high school seniors. Mr. Dulle was an outstanding & demanding teacher who drew out the most out from students.
I liked Mr. Dulle. There was an old huge house of off Old Jacksonville Road I believe. This was a specialty shop. Sold train sets and things for trains only. I would go in there when my son was into that stuff. Anyway Mr Dulle was often there playing his guitar. Just sitting around and chilling but playing music. I loved going in there for that reason alone!!! I was sad when my son didn’t want to go there anymore.
Dear Sisters & Jost Family, Our sympathy & prayers on the loss of Sister Rachel. May God rest her soul.
I can remember EXACTLY where we were when you found out your were pregnant with your sweet Gracie. Clearly she was such a blessing. We are so very, very sorry. There are no words. ❤️
Debbie, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
to the best labor day picnic volunteer ever. I'm sure Mettie. is waiting for you to help out
I was extremely sorry to hear of Grace's passing away. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. I will be praying for peace for you all❤️
You will be missed by everyone!
Debbie and family, we are so sorry to hear this news. Are thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
My condolences to the family.
Tony and Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss, my condolences to your family. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
I was so terribly saddened to hear the news of Mr. Dulle's passing and will always remember him fondly. He was a kind and gentle soul, and I recall many conversations regarding algebra, trains, and Butte, Montana. He was a fixture in the gym at SHA during my high school days, and I will always be grateful for his kindness and the positive influence he had on me. Sending you much love, Mrs. Dulle.
Gracie girl, we will miss you and cherish you forever.
Grace was kind, witty, and thoughtful! So sorry for your loss. She was so very loved!
… I am so sad to hear this. … Of all the broadcast bosses I’ve ever worked for - Bob was the first to give my career a significant chance in the major market of Boston. … He could be a tough boss, a demanding boss, an opinionated boss. … But, he was also the fairest, most principled, most honest bosses I’ve ever encountered in this business. … Though I was under contract to the Boston station he ran - he did not stand in the way of my being able to take a network job offer that would advance my career. … Bob wasn’t happy about me trying to leave - and he grumbled about it to me. … but, he wished me well and let me go. … and, for all those reasons and more - Bob Gordon was probably the boss I most respected to this very day. … He was a good man and a straight shooter. Something rare in TV management. I’ll long continue to remember him.
I had many students but one who lit up my eyes and warmed my heart and that was Gracie. My condolences to the entire family. Prayers are with you.
Dear Bredemeyer Family our condolences & prayers for God's blessings of comfort upon each of you. May God Rest your mom's beautiful soul. I loved your mom, she was such a sweet, loving & dear friend, her beautiful light will be missed.
We just wanted the entire family to know that we are thinking of you even though we only know David. Please accept our condolences.
Helen so sorry for your loss Herdt was a great person fun, loving, and a great sense of humor and don’t forget those trains
Vickie was a very prominent member of Saint Aloysius and I am so glad that I had got to know Vickie, as well as her brothers. She was kind, loving and a beautiful woman of faith. She’d get so tickled at Bill when he’d still be handing out tootsie rolls when they both were able to attend mass. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
Dear Bill and Stacey, we offer you our deepest condolences. Your Mom had a great long life, and a huge family, no doubt she is with Jesus.
Tom was a great friend, I was saddened when I heard of Tom’s passing, my condolences to the family
So very sorry to hear this. I was fortunate to have had Brent in class in high school, and he was a very nice, generous, & respectful young man…not only to myself & other staff, but to also to his peers during this time. My condolences and may you find peace while dealing with your loss…
Mrs. Dulle, so very sorry to hear about your husband. Prayers and thoughts for you through this difficult time. Thinking of you. (Class off SHA 78’)
Lisa, Please know I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Though Tom is gone from this earth, he will be forever in your heart. Sending hugs.
Lisa and Family…Keeping you all in our hearts and …and Wishing you peace. Love, Vicki and Tom Welch
Lisa and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Tricia Canterbury
Dear Lisa , I just now heard about Tom's passing and my heart sank. All my love and prayers are going out to you and the boys. It's hard to believe it's been forty years since the first time I met Tom and fell in love with the way he made you my friend so happy. I can only imagine how hard it must be, but I know that you are aware he is now in heaven looking after you and the boys from there. God bless all of you. Love Kathy Fleck
Sorry for your loss ,Lisa.
So sorry for your loss Helen. Thoughts and prayers for you and your extended family. May Herb Rest In Peace. God bless!!
So very sorry to hear the news of Dons passing may he rest in eternal peace
Will miss you, Herb. We had such nice discussions, and I learned a great deal about Quincy and about county music artists. Oh, and your chocolate chip cookies are the best!!
Helen, I am so very sorry, to hear of the passing of Herbie. He was a wonderful guy, great cheerleader, and made the most Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies. May he Rest In Peace, And May God Bless You
Hi Helen, so sorry to hear about Herb. He was such a wonderful man and a great friend. I will sure miss my old train buddy.
Condolences to your family. I had Mr Dulle for Algebra at SHS. He was one of my favorite high school teachers.
So very sorry to see this news. Don and his family were wonderful neighbors on Pickett Street and my heart and deepest condolences go out to all of his family.
So sorry to hear about Tom he was a good man a friend since high school may God Bless your family
Lisa, Sean, and Casey we are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Chuck has many good memories of working with him at the CWLP garage. We hope that all of your wonderful memories with him give you comfort now and in the difficult days ahead. Peace to you and all of Tom's family and friends.
Sweet cousin Sharon, you always had a kind and positive message for me. I will miss you checking in on me. Love you...
Mrs. Dulle, My condolences and prayers on the passing of your husband. May the choirs of angels speed him into the arms of our Lord Jesus and Mary, our Blessed Mother, comfort you.
Dear Lisa and family, Donna and I are so very sorry to learn of Toms passing. He was a great friend and his sense of humor was second to none! He had a heart of gold and could brighten up anyone’s day. We will be praying for all of you.
Aunt Sharon you were the coolest cousin, you will be missed.Sorry I did not get down to Springfield.Rest in peace
I remember Tom from high school days long ago. He was a friendly, easygoing, funny, gentle guy who loved to have fun and was always willing to help, especially with car stuff! He drove a really fast dark green Nova & was justifiably proud of it! He was a great guy. My deepest condolences to the entire family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My CWLP coworkers have lost another one of the good guys we worked with. Tommy was one of the nice guys and my thoughts are with his family and many friends. Rest in eternal peace Tommy, you will be missed.
Gary was a great guy. Best roofer around. He did our roof. He was very supportive when my home had smoke damage. Gary was irreplaceable. I just read of his passing. Gary was a friend.
Aunt Sharon, You always had a smile for us and great advice. We will miss you. Love you Stephanie
Joyce and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Donnie. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Although I haven't seen you at the Cathedral for many years, I still cherish our little Sunday visits before the 10 am (or maybe it was 11 am back then) Mass. May it comfort you to know that Donnie is with his Lord and Savior now and will be there to greet you when you come.
I was very priviledged to work with Don at IBM in Springfield for several years. He always had a great outlook no matter what was happening. I was happy for him and his family when he retired. He left a large hole in the office that was never filled, only partly. I remember visiting him at his country place and seeing rows on young trees that he planted. These were not just any trees they were black locusts with very large thorns. I asked Don why he planted that species of tree and he replied " they grow fast and burn hot as fire wood ". Don was a wonderful person, great friend and always the gentleman. I consider myself lucky to have known him for several years. Blessings and comfort to his family and friends.
Dear Don… what a wonderful gentleman and a fantastic neighbor. I often think of him and Joyce, raising a lovely family alongside my own family home. So many great memories, the treehouse, the converted VW Bugs into Rolls Royces, Walter the pigeon and the pigeons with their brilliant orange tails. Cook outs and so many other great memories. My prayers for Joyce and all the “kids”, I know that Don is at Peace with his Lord, knowing his beliefs and the way his light shined at all times. I pray that you all are surrounded with sweet memories and the love of all who care so much for you. I don’t know where all the time went, but know that I’ve often thought of you all, but at this time I especially remember the smile on Don’s face, the joy in his heart and the love and talents he shared with so many, and I am so grateful that for a time our lives ran parallel. Rest Mr, Waibel, may God’s angels surround your family and bring them Peace.
So sorry for your loss Pat, Diane, Sheila and family.
I have known Sharon since grade school at Sacred Heart School in Pana. We were the best of friends and spent many happy and fun times together. She was a wonderful, warm and caring person. Wonderful memories of her parents and her three sisters.
We are so sad that Brother Frankie has passed away.we will never forget the wonderful Christmas family meals and the gorgeous decorations of Brother Ken. My daughter,Aggie and I will miss him so much. His work is done.
He was a special dad. Our thoughts snd prayers are with you, his devoted and loving family. Mike and Sandy Brewer
Sue, Kurt & Boys, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your whole family.
So sorry to hear of Herb's passing. Both your parents were such great neighbors and we will miss them. Sending many prayers to the Delaney family.
May God carry you and your family through this difficult time. In our thoughts and prayers
May God carry you through this difficult time.. so sorry for your loss.
Sue, Laurie, Karen and all the Delaney extended family: my sincere condolences to you all. Have peace of heart knowing you blessed your Dad with loving care throughout his life. He is at peace with Miss Norma. Deepest sympathy.
Laurie, Sue and Karen, I am so very sorry, Your pop was such a great guy. I remember when he fixes the Mustang up. I was so jealous. I am very sorry that this yr has proven to be one of the worse for you all. Hugs and prayers
Your parents were great neighbors in Indian Hills. George and I appreciated watch and clock repairs including two or three trips to our home to repair a grandfather clock
The hunting the fishing, the laughing. Ronnie will miss you terribly. He loves you like pop. Things will never be the same. Rest easy friend.
We love you Cornbread & Chicken! I will always smile when I think of you.
Sorry to read of Eleanor's passing. She was a great lady. May she rest in Peace.
I well miss you big Brother.fly with the angeles.no more pain.i love you.well miss you.so much fun growing up with you on the farm.god bless your family.your sis.
OMG scrolling thru and saw this. Sue, Karen and Laurie, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. Many good memories.
Al, I probably played more music with you than anyone one the planet. Good times my friend. Save me a seat next to you in heavens jazz band
My condolences to Joe's family, his legacy is cared on buy the boys who were taught hard work pays off. Thanks for all you did for Ironworkers local # 46. Rest in peace brother.
Please accept our sincere condolences from our family. Lillian, Wanda, Wade, Debbie(Andrew’s) and Peter Critch. We remember Phil and Jessie with much love and affection, spending time in St Johns in the summer at Aunt Gerties and Uncle Willis’s.
I grew up with Eileen, had a lot a great times. Had good times as well after she got married to Tom. Prayers to her family..fly with the angels Eileen…
I have so many fun times of Rita. She really loved to have a good time. And, she loved her family and of course, her friends. Rest well my friend.
Tom, prayers to you, your brothers and Eileen’s family. I’m sorry for your loss.
Dear Reichart family, It was my honor and privilege to play with Al in the Springfield Municipal Band for many years. He was part of our "powerhouse" trombone section that included such fine musicians as Larry Niehaus and Tom Swift. Al performed with the Muny Band at the American Music Festival in Graz, Austria. We also played in Vienna and Salzburg during our 1990 tour. Occasionally Al and I appeared on stage with Fritz and the Flying Dutchmen, a German band in Springfield. Al looked better than most of us in our Bavarian lederhosen. Finally, Al and I participated in myriad church services and Springfield Municipal Opera pit orchestras through the years. Al was fairly quiet (except when he played his trombone!), always dependable, friendly and the kind of guy you just enjoyed being around. During his lifetime, Al gave pleasure and entertainment to thousands of individuals who heard him perform. We all lost a genuinely fine human being. I'll miss you Al. May God bless Al and your family now and always. Sleep in peace Al and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL
I have many wonderful memories of performing with Al in the Lincoln Land Community College Big Band. I remember him as a kind and gentle man. Thank you for such lovely memories! Rest In Peace
I played with Al for a long time. When he got the feel for a tune, he was off and going. I’m sorry to see such a creative and talented artist leave all too soon. RIP
Al sat next to me in the Springfield Municipal Band. He was such an easy going fun person and always had a funny story to share.
I worked with Al at the DCFS Office in Carlinville, IL. There were four of us who shared a small office with one telephone. Al was very good working with families and kids on his caseload. He also had a great sense of humor that helped all of us to keep going. We enjoyed Al's company at his house in Carlinville and also at our house on occasion. I haven't seen Al for many years. Al, the music in Heaven will now sound sweeter.
Tom, Pat and Gene, Condolences to you and your families. May you find peace at this sad time.
Jodi, I 'm very sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family.
Lots of memories Al, from High School and beyond. Always a smile to remember. We will always laugh at the Austria tour and playing in the empty swimming pool. RIP dear friend.
So sorry to hear of Al’s death. He was a fun guy and we used to laugh a lot in muni band. We have missed him! See you on the other side, buddy!
Gone too soon. So sorry.
So sorry for your loss. I worked with Eleanor straight out of high school many years ago and have nothing but good memories of my time working for Eleanor.
I was both shocked and saddened to read Greco's name today in the paper. I was a 2015 graduate of SHS, where I first met Greco. She had the biggest heart and truly cared for all of her students. I'll always remember her love for Mrs. Potato Head. My heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to her two sons, as I lost my own mother in February and understand the pain. May the angels be Greco's guide into paradise.
Most students knew her as Ms. Greco, but to me it was just Theresa. My moms best friend and a constant in my life. Theresa was family.
Interceders, sent by God for a season.
You were an amazing friend. It's hard to believe you are gone. I'm glad I got to see at Homecoming last year. Prayers to your family.
Wonderful generous lady with the Robinson and Gambach family. Such a long life.
Love and miss ya, NORTON!! NAUGHTON! (Constant greeting at IC)
My deepest sympathy's Pat was the kindest most loving and caring person I've ever known and she was funny as well I loved her so so much and I'm going to miss her dearly my thoughts and prayers are with you all God bless
Ms Greco was unlike any other teacher I've ever had. She was a hero to many. The way she inspired her students and showed genuine interest and concern she will truly be missed.
Carole, Our deepest condolences for the loss of your Mother. I’ll always remember her to be a sweet, loving sole who lived to meet the needs of others. Hugs & Prayers to you & your family. ❤️
I describe Theresa as pure sunshine. She was my first boss in Chicago in the 1980's and became a lifelong friend. My deepest condolences to her family.
Mary - I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your daughter. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this very difficult moment. Treasure the memories & may the Lord raise her up on angels wings.
Rosemary, I new Tom as aways a friendly face as I accompanied my father to Beam's for mechanical repairs. My condolences.
You set the bar for what an inspirational teacher is. Rest well, Mrs. Greco.
RIP Theresa. (PPHS 1981)
Not a day goes by that I don’t miss you momma. You were my best friend and the glue to our family. I will try to make you proud everyday until I see you again. I would give anything to hug you one more time…
Dana - I’m so very sorry for the loss of Uncle, I’m thinking of you and praying for you. Miss you and love you. I know he sure loved you and thank you for the many years you have to him and your love. The loss of my Uncle leaves a deep hole in my heart. I’ll always remember the love he had for his bikes and sport teams. I have a lot of memories hanging out at grandpa’s watching games. He was always there for me, took such great care of grandpa and grandma. Rest In Peace my dear Uncle Jimmy. I love you and know you are free now. Love you Uncle, until we meet again.
Here’s a Gamma Delta toast to you.
Sending my sincere condolences .
jim was my best friend early on,those that knew us .jim and i worked at fiat allis together,he was my best man and me his .baby andy came between us and our friendship,this really saddens me in that we never got to be friends again.jim had much love for his dad whom blamed me for Jims growing up to being a man -we had a lot of fun times rest in peace my old friend
Dave, Carole and Joe, We are sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a sweet person and will be missed by so many. Peace to you all at this difficult time.
Carol so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a sweet woman. Thoughts are with you
My heart goes out to you and your family. So sorry for your loss ❤
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Rosemary.
My friend of many years passed away this passed Wednesday. I worked with Tom and his brother Bob (my mentor) from age 16 to 21 years old. Tom was a level headed calm person who was super kind to everyone. Rosemary my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May Tom rest in eternal peace.
Tom was an outstanding mechanic and person. He was honest. Tom, his brother and father repaired my cars, my trucks and my tractors for years. Together there wasn't anything they couldn't fix. RIP Tom.
I love you grandpa. Thank you for making my childhood amazing. I’ll miss you always and hope to see you again someday
I am going to miss talking to him. We had a lot of good conversations. Such a great time
Thinking about you Steve. We had so many fun times hanging out at so many places growing up. It was so Great that you ended up in Florida and we ran into each other.What a fun time sharing things together with my Husband and myself along with all the places you have been over the year’s also. Rest In Peace Dear Friend.See you on the other side.Susie and Jim
From Heather and I, we extend our sincerest condolences Jean and Allorah. The three of you have been a great team and fought an arduous battle valiantly, always putting Kevin “Mr. Garner” first. We know he is spending eternity praising God. We are praying you feel God’s peace, grace, love, and mercy.
Grampa Harry- we have so many fond memories of when you shared your life with mom- "Regina". You had so many happy years together that we were fortunate to also share with you. I know we have another Angel watching over us. Sandy "Leach" Estill & Family
Thinking of you Jean and Allorah and sending my heartfelt condolences to you both. I'm so sorry that you lost your forever love Jean! Praying for you both!
Uncle Harry, so Blessed to have you as my Uncle. Love you from the bottom of my heart. Until we meet again. You will be missed every day.
RIP sweet cousin you will be in our hearts and memories forever.
I worked side by side on several construction projects with Rick. Great Guy! Very good mechanic. I’m sure He will be missed by all who knew Him. RIP My Friend!
Harry, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. We no longer live in Illinois, and will not be able to pay our respects in person, but we will keep the Courtney family in our thoughts and prayers.
I will always have you in my heart
Carol, my condolences on the loss of your mother. She seems to have had a good long one. How wonderful to have had so many grandchildren and great-grandchildren! So many good memories.
Heartfelt sympathy goes out to Sue’s family. Just learned of her passing. Our paths crossed through Paul and then later through our hobbies. Will miss seeing her at different events and knowing she would be there if needed. God knows how to take the best. RIP Sue.
Have know Rose for many years from Holy Family church. My husband was friends with her brothers in St Louis. Everyone in Cahokia remembers her for everyplace she went she would walk you would be going down the highway and you might see Rose walking to the Bank. She was a dear and caring person. She was there for me when my husband passed. She was a fantastic seamstress. The gown she made for my youngest daughter for Prom was a masterpiece.Rest in Peace Rose
Harry was a wonderful man. I was blessed to call him my friend. I know he is in heaven singing for Jesus!!! You will be missed and remembered.
I pray God to receive the soul of sue in heaven. I also pray God to console the family of sue.
Craig, I'm saddend by your loss. I will say a rosary for her, and all of your family. My sincere condolences.
My sincere condolences to Paula and Betsy and family. I was privileged to know both Paul and Sue as customers in my Hair and Nail Salon. I am sorry for your loss. Sue was a wonderful, kind, positive and uplifting person. A light certainly has gone out in the world with her being gone. May the Lord comfort you all.
Dena, Barb, and Heather I wanted to pass on my deepest condolences to you all at the death of Jim. I look back with fond remembrances. Sincerely, Jon Rohrer
Rick is my cousin and we were close. We would love to play the piano together and he loved to platy the guitar.
Nick was so very helpful for me whenever I had a problem at SASED and especially helping me get all the documents for my retirement. He loved his family. He loved to tell about them. He was a hard worker for SASED and never refused to help me. He will be so missed at SASED. But mainly we are very sorry for his family and their lose.
Very sad to hear this. Bob was a excellent fellow & I very much enjoyed our family fishing trips to the Ozarks. Many very funny anecdotes were shared, making the time not spent on the lake as much fun as the actual fishing (or in my case primarily getting sun burnt). He taught me a lot, including how to correctly prep a catfish for cooking. Fond memories for sure! My heart goes out to his family, especially Bronwyn, whom I met on those trips.
It still doesn’t feel real. He had a heart of gold, and always looked out for his people. He was an amazing friend and will truly be missed by many. RIH Gary, until we meet again.
My sister shared with me that June had died. It has been over sixty years since I last saw her as a child. Her mother who we called Grandma Sauers was a major source of good in my life as a child. I remember that June acted and gave the same loving attention to me and to all whom she came into contact. I wish her family best of wishes and ease in grief. Know that you are in my heart and thoughts.
Your cousin Bob Smith and his son Shane bubba Smith always enjoyed playing poker with all of yous. You will be missed RIP
Wishing you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
We lost a great man way too soon RIP Gary.
Becky and Mark, Cathy and I send our sympathies in your time of loss. A life well lived is to be celebrated but I faith gives us the hope to be together again. Sincerely, Cathy and Chris Adderton
We are very sorry for your family's loss. I remember many pleasant conversations with your grandmother (and grandfather) at the soccer games when Nick and Chris played at SHG. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts.
I worked with Bob for years…many of those in the same division. He was always interesting to talk to and always had a story to tell. Such a nice man. My sincere sympathies and prayers to his wife, daughter and their family. May God rest his soul and give his family comfort.
I went to HS with Brenda. Such a happy person and her smile showed it. Please see JW.org for comfort.
I worked with Nick at SASED, and he was always kind and helpful. He will be missed by many.
Worked with Tom while at the Secretary of State , was always a pleasure to work with, especially when telling events that happen to him with the City of Springfield Police. He will definitely be missed .
All of your deepest sympathies and condolences on your loss. Your friends at Maylor Foundation
Tom was one wonderful guy. I worked for the Secretary of State, Dept. of Police, Operations. I saw him quite frequently. He always had a smile on his face. May God Bless him, his wife, and Family
My words can express how heartbroken I am. My deepest sympathies to Heather and the kids. It’s strange to think we won’t have one of deep conversations or argue over silly things again. Nick will be truly missed.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked at Sec of State and Tom was our guard. I also got to know the family at Memorial. Shawn and Bill my prayers are with your families.
Nick was one of the kindest, most genuine people I've ever had the opportunity to work with. He will be missed but never forgotten. The SASED family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Lynda was a sweet lady and wonderful to work with at DCFS some years back. She was so funny! I'm sorry for her family's loss.
This is so sad. Nick and his entire family were part of our flat track family from the beginning. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Gone too soon. Rest In Peace Nick.
There are no words that can express my sorrow. Nick was one of the finest people I’ve had the honor of knowing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God’s speed Nick
Played on the Lonesome Losers volleyball team in the late 70s with Debbie and Ed . Debbie was always smiling , until game time . That's when she put her game face on . A pleasure to have known her . My condolences to Ed , the Boys and the rest of the Family .
Cathy, Joanie, Maggie, Winnie, Donna...very sorry for your loss. Your father was such a great guy!! Praying for you during these difficult days, and especially that your sadness will soon be lifted by your many warm memories of your father...and knowing that he has now been re-united with your sweet mother.
So very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Mayfield. He and his wife were good friends of my beloved Auntie, Kay Harrison, and always sat behind us at the St. Joseph's 8:30 morning mass. Mr. Mayfield would always be cracking jokes and I absolutely loved seeing him on my visits to Springfield. Condolences to his family and especially his wife. RIP, Mr. Mayfield.
Karen and family, echoing what so many others have expressed here, Tom was a real gentleman and a great guy. Very sorry for your loss, and praying that you will find comfort in sharing stories and memories of Tom in the days and years ahead.
Your family are in my prayers. Stand firm in your faith m . I am truly sorry for your loss.
My heart is breaking for you all! Nick was such a great guy. Loved seeing him at the races and waiting on him and Heather at D’Arcy’s Pint. He is in my prayers as are all of his family.
Our deepest sympathy to Heather, the children and the entire family. We are so very sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts & prayers during this very difficult time.
Our deepest sympathies, The Schafer Family
My condolences to Nick's family. My memory of Nick is of a nice young man attending PORTA High School.
So sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. She was just the NICEST person-to everyone, always. I remember when she and Ed let a baby deer walk around inside their house and I thought they had to be the best people in the world. All the best to the family.
CJ,Ed and family, I remember the first time I had the pleasure of meeting Deb, John had taken me meet her and Ed and introduce me to how real farmers grew catfish, I was amazed at how a handful of food could get the critters to come close enough to let you touch them, I knew then it takes soecial people to take the time to do these things and many times over in her life I've heard how special she really was, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and the days ahead.
My sincere sympathy to Ed and his entire family. May she now Rest In Peace. She certainly deserves it.
Sending my condolences to Winnie and her family on the loss of your father.
Nana will be missed here in Austin. She was Julia's honorary grandmother. They had a beautiful friendship and we have been so blessed to have known her, to love her and to be loved by her. Sending our prayers to the entire family.
My condolences on the loss of your father. Hugs to Cathy and her sisters.
My sincere sympathy to you all. Especially Winnie. You were a sweet light years ago during your school years and I’m sure you still are. Apparently you took after your dad a little. I didn’t know your parents but they have left a wonderful legacy with their family. Blessings to you and yours as you celebrate your fathers memory. May the Lord Jesus comfort you.
Such a beautiful person. She was truly blessed and will be missed by all.
It is so hard to say goodbye to a close friend that was more like family, who we knew for over 25 years. We all travel together, worked antiques shows together and laughed and ate very well together. I always enjoyed sending or telling Sue bad jokes. she would always tell me I really miss your sense of humor so I would hit her with a few more zingers and listen to her grown. We always enjoyed her laugh. I always made fun of her, the only person I know that could rent a beach house in Florida and never walk on the beach. I’ll never forget the time we were all in Topeka finish the show and looked up this “wonderful barbecue restaurant” and the GPS let us right into somebody’s driveway we all just laughed and never did find the damn restaurant. I never went anywhere with Sue in Springfield that she didn’t get stopped by one to three students no matter where we went, they always went out of their way to talk to Mrs. M and always with a smile. Our family will always be grateful for all of the wonderful memories of Sue and Paul. I’m so glad that we had time to visit with Sue after the show in Springfield in June we sat reminisced and laughed about the old times and good times we had. Our children as well as ourselves have fond memories of our trip we all took together to Branson with Sue, Paul, and your grandmother. Just sad that our three grandchildren never got to meet Sue. Our lives were certainly enriched knowing Sue. She will always hold a special place in our heart and we will always miss her. Our love to all the family. With all fond memories and sincere sadness. The Angevine’s - JR, Connie, Catelyn and Chase.
So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you all.
My sympathy to All of John's family. John certainly was a good man. He was a good friend, especially to my husband and helped him a lot after Walt's health got bad. He was a good Dad to all you girls and it showed. Rest In Peace John!
We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.
Ed and family. Deb was truly an amazing woman and will be truly missed. She always made everyone feel like family. Love Bob and Janice Estes
I worked with Deb at Jewel/Osco. She was such a wonderful person to have known. She will be missed very much. Prayers and thoughts to Ed and the family
I worked with Debbie at Jewel/Osco, she was a beautiful person and always loved her smile. she will be sadly missed. Hugs and love to the family. Rest easy Debbie!
So sorry for your loss.
My sympathy to Joyce and family. Many years have passed but always remember the fun times with you and Jim playing cards and visiting He was such a kind man and I know he will be missed.
Debbie was the definition of a beautiful person, she loved life and lived it to the fullest. She always made me feel part of the family . Debbie and Ed were wonderful example of a blessed marriage.
We will miss you, Sue. You were the best!
Lynda was a dear friend. She had more energy and spirit of adventure than anyone I know. I will miss her. I'm sure she is in heaven planning a party.
Connie was a lifelong neighbor and friend, we watched her raise her “Fox Terriers” she loved her dogs, my sister’s, brother and I grew up in the same neighborhood, she and Kathy would talk on the phone most every day, when Kathy and Debbie got sick, she always kept in touch to see how we all were… they are all gone now and I would like to think she’s up there with my sisters catching up on all the news. I now know why she didn’t answer my calls … I would make these wonderful cookies at Christmas from her moms recipe that she had given Kathy (I guard it dearly) .. I am in shock and my heart goes out for your pain both to her family and husband Drew, she always spoke so highly of how he took such good care of her .. she loved you dearly. It is never easy to loose a loved one, you never prepare and they are gone to soon .. Connie had a good heart Italians always do .. Rest In Peace .. your journey is over, pain is gone for you but our memories of you will endure until we meet again .. May God Hold You In The Hollow of His Hand!
Connies family, Sorry that she has passed. Remembering those times being with her and my mom visiting at her house in Southern View. She was such a sweet person. Connie is now in Heaven with our dear Lord getting her angel wings. Thoughts and prayers. Cherie Stark Spfld, Il
Several years ago, I played in the Springfield Area with the Jane Hartman Trio and Joyce regularly attended and sat in with her beautiful voice wherever I performed. She was a true professional with a wonderful personality and smile! Her music always touched the heart! My deepest love and sympathy to the family. So very sorry.
Although many years have passed, we remember the good times we had at First Presbyterian Church. Our lives have gone in many directions, but we thought of you over the years. Our Deepest Sympathy and prayers to your whole family.
We are deeply sorry for the recent loss of Connie, just know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Pete, I am sorry to hear about your sister Connie passing. May she Rest In Peace
To the family of Joyce, I hope you can find peace in knowing you have the chance to see her again someday. "There is going to be a resurrection." Acts 24:15
Mrs. M was my PE teacher in 9th grade in 1966-67 at Ben Franklin Jr High. She was a welcoming teacher for me-the new “kid” in town. I am grateful for what she taught but mostly how she taught. She is one of my most memorable teachers. The world was better with her in it. My condolences to her family.
As a fellow student of Mrs M in elementary and in high school she was incredible! I saved a note she put on my locker one day because I left my clothes on the floor! Back then we had to stitch our names on the navy blue one piece! I saved the note as she meant a lot to me and always inspired me with her professionalism! I wanted to let her know I became a physical education teacher myself! Mrs M I was blessed to have you as my teacher! My condolences to your family! Gods piece be with you all. I posted a few photos from my yearbook! Enjoy
Sorry to hear about Tom's passing. I worked with him at SPD back in the 70's. He was always willing to jump in if you needed help with anything. Great to work with.
Karen, Bill, Shawn and family. Tom was a good friend, and had a great relationship working with him in Law Enforcement. Have wonderful memories and will be greatly missed by all.
Michael and family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Prayers.
All of us were deeply saddened by Sue's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. I was beyond blessed to have been a part of her life if only for a few years. Sue's smile, laugh and kindness will always be a treasure. RIP Sue fly high with the angels you are missed.
Dena, I am sorry to hear about your father. My condolences to you and your family.
Matt, so sorry for your loss. My Condolences to you and your family.
Our condolences to the Beck families. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.
Mike, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
My condolences Karen to you and your family. I always considered Tom a professional and man of integrity. May his memory sustain you in the difficult days ahead.
Mary was a good friend of my Mom for as long as I can remember. She was a sweet and gracious lady and it was always a pleasure to run into her. Looks like the "sorority" has one more member for their meetings in heaven. Tom, I remember when we were bombing around Springfield in the Griffin days and your Mom was a prominent feature in your great Jonathon Winters impression. Condolences to you and Diane and Michael.
Mike and the Mayfield family: I am so sorry for your loss. Your father lived a great life to be proud of and a great legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Linda was such an amazing woman. Always strong. I enjoyed talking with her. I am so very sorry for your loss.
Jim Hughes was one of my favorite people . He was bigger than life ,hardworking, honest , but had a great sense of humor . He was never afraid to tell you the truth as he saw it and more often than not he was right . Few people could communicate so vigorously with four letter words yet not offend anybody in the process. I feel quite fortunate to have known him and will think of him often for the rest of my life .
Susan and I went through all 12 grades together along with a few others. We spent so much time at her house building our floats for Homecoming. What fun times. We were certainly one of the best classes to graduate from SHHS. My sympathy to her family.
Martha: I am so sorry to here about Jim. I know we have not been close lately but you have always been in my thoughts and prayers. Please get in touch down the road.
Mary was always a ray of sunshine when she came to Vogue Hair Designs for her weekly appointment. Not only did the stylist enjoy her presence the customers were just as happy to see/talk with her. Michael thank you for taking the time to bring her in throughout the years! She was quite a lady. My condolences to you and your family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, we have a medical situation today and will not be able to attend the visitation. Wanted you to know we are thinking of all of you. Prayers for you
Mrs M was the best PE teacher! Always kind to everyone and always laughing and making it fun! Prayers to her family.
Condolences to your family.
Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Beck families. May God’s peace be with all of you.
Martha and family. you have my deepest condolences on the loss of Jim. May he res tin peace!!
Sues family, Sorry for her passing. I new her back in high school as she was my gym teacher, I new her from my Grandparents John and Charlotte Biesenthal, and Uncle Wayne Woodrum. Thoughts and Prayers. Cherie Stark
Paula and Betsy, My deepest sympathy! Your mom was always smiling and such a bright light! Wherever she went, her laugh and smile was so warm and welcoming! I remember the most wonderful breakfasts she would make and your mom and dad and you started me on my horse journey with such warm support. I have many fond childhood memories of time with your family. She loved you two SO much! Your mom will be dearly missed by so many ❤️ Know she us always with you. Many hugs to you all. -Julie
Went to grade school and highschool with Tom. Ran in to him many times after that. Really a nice guy!!
I’m so sorry for your loss.. I worked with Tom at the Secretary of State and not a day went by that Tom didn’t make me smile, he was a joy to be around.
Sue had quite a fan club in Austin, where she would visit often to come to Jack’s many events! We loved her and will miss her vivacious personality!
so sorry Barb to see that Jim had passed. he was a good friend and I have a lot of memories of those flashing by right now. I cant be there tomorrow due to work but please our condolences. Dale and Jody
So many wonderful memories we shared of times together over the years. Love to all of you!!
Joyce, David, Carole and Mary. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joyce, Carole, Mary, David & Barbara, we are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom and I were good friends for many years. He was a top notch police officer and I will miss him. My sincere condolences to his family.
My sincere condolences to the family of Mary Catherine Blair. I used to often drive Mary Catherine to her hair appointments for Caregivers. She knew my husbands family and would send her "hello" to them. She was so kind and always as sharp as a tack. I am certain this lady will be greatly missed.
i worked with tom a hundred years ago at kmart sporting goods we had lots of great times. please stay strong for him.
Such a wonderful lady. Mrs. Mangiaracina was one of my P.E. teachers at SHS. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
I loved Sue very much! I cleaned for her the Friday before she passed and she was bragging about her grandson Jack had called her and asked her to stand up for him for his confirmation. She was tickled pink to be Jack's person! She was so proud! I will always have fond memories of her!
My condolences to Mike Tom and Diane. I so enjoyed doing Mary’s hair. She always had a smile on her face and enjoyed watching and visiting with all the Vogue girls. We enjoyed celebrating her Birthday each year. She made it to 98!!!! She always talked about each one of you. Now she is with the Lord. Love you Mary
No matter where you were, the room was brightened by Joyce's energetic rendition of any tune. Besides being involved for many years with the World Championship Old-time Piano Playing Contest, Joyce let me hire her for a railroad convention in Minneapolis, where she was the hit of the event. R.I.P.
So sorry to hear about Jim. Knew him at Feitshans High School. Always ran into Jim Lewis and him at Norb Andy’s. A friendly and nice guy. Condolences to his family. Know he will be sadly missed.
Sorry to hear about Tom. He was a juvenile police officer and came to Jefferson School to check on his cases. Always friendly and professional. Condolences to his family
Mrs. Blair was always gracious & willing to help growing high school boys (Tom & me) any way she could. She was also good friends with my mom. My she Rest In Peace!
My mom, Connie Flotkoetter, and Mary, we’re best friends for many many years. They always had such a great time together, and were thrilled that Tom and my brother Jim became best friends also. When my mom was very sick, Mary was always there for her, and I’m sure my mom was happy to welcome her to heaven. She was a lovely lady. May she RIP!
My sincerest condolences, Conway family. Tom was such an honorable man. When asked, how are you, he always answered fabulous. That always made me smile. Rest in peace dear Tom.
So sorry to learn of Tom’s passing, I had the opportunity to work with and for Tom at the SPD, you couldn’t ask for a more easy going boss and friend who wasn't afraid to correct you but worked with you to do a better job. R.I.P. Chief
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Knowing Jim for the years that I did the things that come to mind is how proud he was of his family, his Scottish heritage and of course the handshake he would give you. You knew immediately you were shaking the hand of a 60 year plus brick mason. Always seemed the heartier your handshake the more he liked you. I always gave it my best. So sorry to the entire Hughes family for their tremendous loss and hope the many great memories that I am sure you have bring you comfort. Love, Brian
What a wonderful blessing for me to have the Lord pick us to work together to serve on the walks. Such a great man filled with the Holy Spirit. Now another Angel in Heaven. Prayers for you all
You are the best Dad, Grandpa, and Paw Paw ever. We will miss you so much. Ainsley said you are “in heaven with Jesus”.❤️ Love you so much, Runt.
You are the best Dad, Grandpa and Paw Paw ever. We will miss you so much. Love ❤️ you forever and will see you again. Ainsley said you are “in heaven with Jesus” Love, Runt
Larry, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Although we haven't seen you much over the years, We will always remember our CyYoung days. Brenda was always there (wth a smile) supporting you and the kids. We know she will be missed by all.
Heaven gained a beautiful soul.
Mary was a good Bunco friend. She will be missed.
So sorry for your loss. Really miss him. Praying for family and friends.
Sherrie, please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and Ron's family. I know he will be missed by you and many. May God bring you peace during this difficult time.
Wonderful memories of Brenda She will be missed Prayers for your family
So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing Larry. Take care.
We will always & forever be thankful for being blessed with her kindness and friendship.
So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed seeing her smile every day we hen I were worked there. Prayers for the family.
So sorry for your loss of Ron. Condolences to Sherrie and family.
Starr, I am so sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers
We send our deepest sympathy and prayers for the family to find peace and comfort as they go through the days ahead. His loving memories will live forever.
You are the most amazing man I know. You thought me so much in life. The biggest and most important thing was how to be a strong Christian and trust in our Lord! I love you and miss you so much daddy!
Sending sympathy and condolences to all of Ron’s family. He will be missed.
Forever in our hearts
I remember the first day I saw Brenda when I walked into a high school Latin class and noticed the pretty, poised but shy country girl with the nice smile and a twinkle in her eyes. I had no idea we would become lifelong friends or that she would marry my best buddy, but we've shared lots of fun and adventures in the 60+ years since, most of it very good. She never lost her smile, the twinkle in her eyes or her fashion model's poise. Beba, as we came to call her, was a wonderful human being. I will miss her terribly. My sympathies will stay with Larry, the kids and the grandchildren. They have lost a great friend and wife, a great mother, and a great grandmother. Beba left us much too soon.
Larry and Marc, Eric, Stacia and Steven, I am so sorry for your loss of Brenda! I have many fond memories of she and I as Room Mothers at Laketown Elementary an CubScoutDenLeadeea and various other family activities! She was a devoted wife and mom; I didn’t know her as grandma though!
Larry and Family, I treasure my memories of high school days and having Brenda in my circle of closest friends. I am deeply saddened by her passing and sympathize with you all in your great loss. I sense that Brenda knew she was blessed to have each one of you in her family. She was
So sorry to hear your loss of Ron!!! God Bless! Jim and Carole Finchum
Larry, I was so sad to learn of Brenda’s passing. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
We knew Brenda and Larry through our children going to the same schools and we lived in the same neighborhood. They were a very nice couple and family, and we liked them a lot.
Larry and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Brenda's passing. We were best of friends every since she welcomed me to 3rd grade at New Hope. I often think about all of you. Brenda has always been one of the most beautiful and put together persons I have ever known. May God give you peace and comfort.
We are next door neighbors to Brenda and Larry. She was a lovely woman with a sweet smile. She will be missed.
Stu, Mrs. Weyforth and family, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your Dad, Husband, and Grandfather. I will never forget the kindness Mr. Weyforth shown me while growing up as your friend. I have so many fond memories of him but my favorite is when I first went to the 10th District straight out of the academy and Capt. Weyforth was my watch commander. He was on furlough when I arrived and I was very nervous not knowing anyone. I found out that he had told the desk crew that I was is nephew and to keep an eye out for me. I must say, I was very honored to have had that title since I have always felt like part of the family since meeting you Stu. I always felt his guidance and the knowledge he shared made me a better Police Officer. I will always remember your Dad, the good times we had, and the great conversations I had with him.
Gail, I will always remember his kindness!! Praying for you and your family!
Gail and girls, I'm so sorry for your loss. Wayne was and always will be a good man.
On behalf of my parents, Stan and Pat Hall, we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Schaffner family. My Dad, Stan, was telling me that Mr. Schaffner was the one that got him involved in racing enduro motorcycle racing, something he loved and allowed that our family to travel all over the country. We were neighbors on Circle Drive and think it was Mary that babysat for us. Take comfort in your memories.
Our hearts and prayers go out to Gary and his family. While I never had a chance to meet your dad in person I know from your stories he was a great man and someone you loved dearly.
So sorry for your loss. He was a very nice man.
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.
JD, Steph, Jen, Nick and Sue and the Danna family. I did not know Mr. Danna well, but all the family gatherings where he was very memorable. What a sweetheart of a man. It's never easy at a time like this; God has given you a special Angel. Love and prayers.
We, myself, husband Jerry & son Greg, lived next door to Ura & Andy for several years and have many cherished memories. Ura was a special person, we shared many laughs, bridge nights & girl talks. Lots of dining out!! Teehee Still have pieces she painted, which I love. Recall lots of good times. Know she will be missed by many. So very sorry for your loss. Wish I was there for the service.
Well so very sorry to hear of Becky's passing. I meant her when you kids were very young. I believe U lived on Grove St. Use to see her at church. Always had a smile on her face.
Ura and Andy were dear friends of my parents, Irv and Joan Smith. Mom painted with Ura for years. I was amazed at Ura's talent with a paintbrush. She helped our mother realize her own talent and Mom gave us the most beautiful gifts. After Mom had a stroke, she couldn't paint as well, but we went to Ura's together and had so much fun! I even learned to paint a bit. I really miss those happy times at Ura's home. Rest in peace dear one. Much love to your family at this difficult time.
JD & Jen, Sorry about your dad’s passing. Mr. Danna was a true gentleman, “old school”
Dad was a prick to me all my life. I never spoke to him in almost 40 years. You could have left me out of his obituaries. Hell my brother didn’t have the decency to even let me know he died. Enjoy your inheritance JA!!!
i remember him a a gentle giant and friendly
Don and Emma were so gracious to Gary and I in our young years of marriage. I remember him as always having a smile on his face. I will be forever grateful for his generousity.
I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Marge was absolutely the most awesome person, always had a smile and hug for you. She will be missed by all. RIP Aunt Marge and I love you.
Gary, Mary, AP and Janet, We're sorry to hear of your father's passing. Peace and comfort to you at this time and always..
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I knew Allen for many years.
Deepest condolences to Kim, Starr, Gina and Mindy for your loss. I have so many memories of her from being neighbors. Mrs B was always very special.
Many fond memories of Mrs. Bono from all those years in Lakewind Acres. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know your mom that well but I'm sure she was a wonderful woman, I know she meant a lot to my dad and she brightened up his days at IPH. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
I always remember this Day when I lost my grandpa
One of my favorite things as young child was visiting my Grandma And Grandpa at their house on circle drive, the huge back yard, the smell of gas from his motorcycles in the garage stills bring back memories, being down in the “Cave” looking at all the model trains he built over the years, the motor cycle rides on the back of his Kawasaki, watching him pull Grandma up the stairs all those years, the creaks in the old wood floor of their house as you walked along, sitting in front the refrigerator getting warm from the blower on cold mornings and snuggling with their dog Midnight. I will always remember you Grandpa. May you Rest In Peace
Will always be grateful to Coach Bruce Samoore. While I was not a great runner, he had an ability to get the best out of people with average ability. He was a positive role model. Will always be grateful for his positive feedback, guidance. Thank you, Coach. Class of 1972
Paul and I are heartbroken. We enjoyed our visits with Dad, though they were too few. He always found a way to entertain us. Dad was totally dedicated to Mom's care in he final years and that will never be forgotten. Love, Mary Louise and Paul
One of my favorite memories is when my grandfather would ride the tandem bike with me. We would get going so far from the house he would remind me we have to go all the way back, we should probably turn around. Also the swimming in the pool at the condo in Florida, he would put his goggles and flippers on and stay in the pool for hours.
Captain Weyforth was assigned to the 10th District and my first Watch Commander in 1990 when I came on the job. I remember him as funny but no-nonsense...he expected you to work, and let you know if he wasn't happy with your performance. But he was also extremely encouraging to young, new police officers. He set the standard that everyone hoped to one day emulate. Many "old-time" bosses were not thrilled to have women working on their watch. But Captain Weyforth always encouraged me to do my best and ignore those who tried to make things difficult for me. As I rose through the ranks of the CPD, the lessons in leadership that he taught me were never far from my mind. May his memory be eternal.
I worked with Dave at Cat Morton. Even though we live in Indana now it was great to see Dave at the yard retiree gatherings from time to time. I remember getting to visit with both Dave & Leslie at Virginia Schmidt visitation. Sorry to read about Daves passing. I would like to express my sympathy to Leslie and family. Our prayers will be with you and family. Al Bellmore
Lots of great memories from high school and the following years. Rest in peace.
No matter what he was called, Ben, Cricket, Dad, Grandad, Captain or Mr Weyforth, he was the same genuine man with the same loving, caring, role model, advisor and mentoring personality everyone knew him to always be. I’ve known him since I was ten years old, he was like a second father to me. The memories are far too many to try and pick one to share, but the greatest thing about that is those memories will live on forever in me. He had a grin not to be forgotten, and a look that wasn’t easily forgotten either; and I (we) knew what each meant. I didn’t see him much over the past few years, but in my mind, I was never far away. He was proud to be a Chicago Cop, pride he wore on his chest every day of 32 years, and many, many years after he retired his star. That pride doesn’t just go away, and he never lost it. He was a man I’m very proud to have called friend; to call dad. I can still envision him walking around the house, and out of nowhere see something that was out of place. No matter how small or how slight, he had to go move it, fix it or straighten it, and living in a house by an airport, he straightened the pictures on the walls many times. Unnoticed by the armature eye, but crooked to Mr. Weyforth. Everything had its place, and now he has his. He’s with Johnny now, and that itself I know has brought him peace. Stu, Mom, I pray your grief is brief and that you are at ease knowing dad is finally resting comfortably. You guys took such great care of him when he needed it, and lately, he needed it a lot. He took care of everyone for many years, and he loved doing it. His feelings for you both, and for Johnny were much more than gratitude, much more than he ever would want or need, it was the ultimate love of family that he felt. You took great care of him and you gave him everything you could to make his life better. He knew that and loved you for it. Family is weird sometimes, ups and downs, troubles and delights, but to the core of that all, the care, closeness and love of your family was always known and always felt. Take some time and reminisce about dad, and always remember him in your memories and he will live on forever in your heart. He will in mine.
Dear Grandma Michelle: We are so sorry for the loss of Grandad, and your beloved husband for so many years. I remember that every time he would talk about you, he would say, “Michelle, my beautiful wife”. Grandad will be missed for so many things… for his laugh, for the pride he showed telling stories of his job as a Chicago Police Officer, for being a great father for his sons, a great grandfather, brother. If I may talk a little on the lighter side, we will also miss Grandad eating a full package of Oreo cookies, or a dozen Peeps at Easter time, just like he could do! We hope and pray that Grandad can see us all from Above, and he will know that he will be missed, and will be forever in our hearts. Love you Grandad, Grandma, and husband Stu.
Meg, so sorry for your loss. Peace and serenity be with you and all your family during this difficult time
Brenda was one of the nicest people I have ever known . Sweet personality, and a great smile. I AM HONORED TO HAVE KNOWN HER.
I only knew Brenda as a neighbor and a very special person, loved her.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Mark and Dave, so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. There are many fond memories of him and all of us at Sangamo, of which I think of seldom. He was a good man and good to me. I wish you strength with the loss of your father.
As a retired Police Officer I try to watch out for other Police Officers. Stu is. Sheepdog. Gone on to protect the ultimate Flock.
I love you dad! So many great memories. I was always so proud of you as a Chicago Police Officer. I remember being in the first grade at Little Flower, and you were assigned to the 6th District, and you would drive by so I could see you out the window of my classroom. I also loved our fishing excursions with John at Marquette Park, fishing for bullfrogs. Always a good day. I love you dad!
Our deepest condolences for our earthly loss of Sis. Bruners presence, we are praying God's for the family.
I just heard of Bruce's passing and am flooded with good memories of him and the family. I went out for CC in the summer of 66. Learned about running and tolerating discomfort right away. Bruce encouraged me to stay with it and things would get better. In the summer of 67 he said we had one goal- to win the state championship. He structured workouts and gradually increased reps and pace over time. And let's not forget the Sunday 14 milers at Wauconda! We rolled over York in the District and edged a great Proviso West team by 1 point the next week to win it all. I am very proud of how we all came through all these years later. Without Bruce's coaching and guidance none of it would have happened. He knew how to treat us as individuals. I certainly would not have become a college runner without his training. We all saw how his life with Barb, Liz and Andy was everything to him. He was a true role model and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Brenda was a good friend of mine. I always looked forward to seeing her when I would go to 200 N. 11th Street.\, SHA. We would kid around and talk about Southern food. I missed her when she left, and now I will miss her even more. RIP in the arms of Jesus my friend.
Brenda was a sweet person and great friend. She taught me many things and I will miss her dearly.
My deepest condolences.
I loved Brenda, I use to work with her. She was always up beat, she was a wonderful person all around!!
Rest in peace dear brother until we meet again.
I extend my sincerest condolences and sympathy to the Brenda Bruner family on Brenda's recent passing! I had the pleasure of working with Brenda at the SHA in the 1980's. She was recognized as a major asset to the organization then,and as SHA Executive Director,Jackie Newman recently stated,when she "REHIRED" her for a second stint at the SHA. Brenda was Loyal,Trustworthy,Dependable,Responsible,Dedicated and performed her responsibilities in an "OUTSTANDING" manner. She was a "TEAM" player who was Respectful,Courteous,Honest,Compassionate and treated people the way she wanted to be treated. Those attributes were evident in her interactions with Residents,Coworkers,Board Members,Community Partners and, the general public. Everybody "RESPECTED" Brenda! Yes,she was an "OUTSTANDING" staff person;Representative of the SHA; Friend to many in the Office ;and, Human Being ! During difficult times at the SHA Brenda's beautiful SMILE and that distinct LAUGH would BRIGHTEN our day. I'm sure she also worked that same Magic with Family,Friends and others going through Trials in their lives. SHA Executive Director, Jackie Newman accurately expressed how many of us feel with Brenda's passing, I HAVE NO WORDS! WELL,that's how I feel too,I HAVE NO WORDS!!! Again,FAMILY,Please accept My Deepest and Sincerest Condolences! REST IN PEACE,REST IN PEACE,REST IN PEACE BRENDA!!!
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Agnes. I worked with her at Springfield Clinic and do remember she loved her crossword puzzles. Sending my deepest condolences, thoughts & prayers.
My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of Sister Brenda. I used to have Brooke and Henry at the Department of Revenue Day Care many moons ago. Brenda was such a kind and loving person. RIP
I worked with John at Sangamo Construction In the early 70s and he was one of the best bosses I ever had. he remained my friend. I always remember his sweet ?disposition and smile. My sympathy to his family.
Our hearts are filled with sincere condolences and sympathy at the sudden transition of your beloved family member, Sister Brenda Bruner., She was an "extended member" of our church family and volunteered dutifully in our Feeding With Love Food Pantry, along with her sisters, Mrs. Hattiew Horvell and Mrs. Diana Grooms. Brenda was a positive asset to our ministry and will be sorely missed.
I was a state engineer and worked with John on many projects. He was a very honorable man and knew the construction business well.
Tom, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of one of our Catholic school friends and classmates
I met & worked with BrendaBruner at Spfld Housing Authority back in June 1987. She was such a jewel! She so loved her children & family! I loved her kind & patient spirit, that infectious giggle and that beautiful smile. I’m more thankful today I was able to thank her for just being an overall wonderful person and for making sure I always got a glass bowl of her soups whenever she cooked it!…I think of her whenever I see that glass bowl in my cabinet! My condolences and prayers for her family during this season! ♀️
I am proud to have known Bruce as a fellow teacher and coach in District 214. in addition to have called him a friend. Bruce left his mark on many people in his life, and I am one of them.
My deepest sympathies to her family have known her since 4th grade she always had a smile. Kind and beautiful friend.
I went to high school with Brenda and was friends with Bob. Brenda was a sweetheart of a girl-we‘ve lost a good one and Heaven has a new angel. My condolences to the family.
Such a beautiful soul...she will be missed...I worked with Brenda at ISBE...heave gained an angel...
Bob Gordon I always called him Mr.Gordon! Thank God for Mr.Gordon being in my life. Mr.Gordon hired me back in 1969. At that time,Mr.Gordon was general manager at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati Ohio. I was a young black kid about 16 years old. WCPO-TV was located near the projects in the West End of Cincinnati. If it wasn’t for Mr.Gordon. I don’t know how I would have made it! Mr.Gordon was like a father to me! Mr.Gordon gave me my first professional job! Thanks to him, I made the best of it, by working for WCPO-TV for 50 years! Mr.Gordon you were a very special person in my life! Mr.Gordon may you Rest In Peace!!
Mark, I am very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Blessings to you and your family during this difficult time.
Dear Mark and the Mifflin family, I am very saddened to hear of your father's passing. John was a faithful Christian, a learned and productive citizen, and led a meaningful and prolific life. Most importantly, he leaves behind a wonderful and esteemed family. I salute John for his service in the U.S. Navy and for his membership in the Masonic Order. Undoubtedly he will be greatly missed by all. May God bless John, your dear Caroline, you and your family now and always. Sleep in peace, John and Caroline, and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL
I am so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. I worked with Brenda at ISBE, she was a great lady. Prayers to her family.
Brenda had the most beautiful soul. She was never without a joyful smile and warm hello. She made everyone’s day just a bit brighter. Godspeed my friend.
Brenda was a beautiful soul. I had worked with her at Springfield Housing Authority. She was always a ray of sunshine to work with. She will be forever missed. Always
To Agnes family so sorry for your loss. Agnes was suck a good person. I work with her until she retired. She is at peace now.
I’m so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Prayers and hugs to Brenda’s entire family. She was a sweet lady.
Rest In Peace my dear friend and classmate
John was a good boss, good mentor, and especially a great friend. He truly loved the construction business and I learned so much from him. He will definitely be missed.
You were a good friend and neighbor to grandma and I. Glad to have known you Wendy!
May she rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers are coming to the family
My life is blessed to have known Brenda! Her smile and giggly laugh could lift spirits up in a minute. She spoke so proudly and with such deep love for her children. Heaven gained a beautiful soul! Prayer and love to her family. Love you!! Hop
Such a sweet lady. I worked with her at ISBE. So sorry for your loss, heaven received a true angel.
My Condolences to the Family of Ms Brenda Brunner, Brenda was an important and Intrical part of Springfield Housing Authority in the 80’s. Her warm smile and sharp wit will be truly missed.
I have no words. Brenda was my friend! Helped me get started and mentored me!! Agreed to come back and work with me @ SHA. To all her children -- my love, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Thoughts and prayers go out to Mikes family and friends during this time of pain and sorrow. I knew Mike from our time together at Bunn he was always and talkative and friendly guy towards me.
My brother and the husband of my best friend,Ustyna. It was a great tribute to your dad,Harmony and Beau. RIP
I REMEMBER MIKE AND MY DAD JOEL LIVING TOGETHER IN NILES AND MY MOM DROPPING ME AND MY BROTHER STEVE OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND SAID HERE ARE THE KIDS YOU GUYS TAKE CARE OF THEM. MIKE WAS VERY CALM, COME IN AND HERES SOME BLANKETS AND ARE YOU HUNGRY? MY DAD WAS BEING OVERLY FREAKED OUT , BUT MIKE CALMED US ALL DOWN AND MADE IT GOOD. ALSO MOVING TO SOUTH CAROLINA WHEN I WAS ABOUT 10 OR 11 I LIVED WITH MIKE AND TINA AND REMEMBER SAYING A PRAYER WITH HARMONY EVERY NIGHT .. "NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP" DO YOU REMEMBER HARMONY??? BEAU WAS A CUTE LITTLE GUY BUT NOW ALL GROWN UP. JUST KNOW MY HEART IS WITH YOU BOTH AND DIRK I LOVE YOU TOO..... MIKE WAS LIKE A DAD TO ME . I REMEMBER HIM LIKE IT WAS JUST YESTERDAY.... REST IN PEACE!!!
Harmony and Beau, Thinking of you at this difficult time. I remember chatting with Mike over the fence and smiling as his dog followed him on the lawn tractor.
Brenda had a kind heart and a good listener. There were many times I would call and talk to her she always gave me good advice I love her and will miss her.
That smile, your smile will be missed the most! Thank you for the warm welcome at SHA. You will be missed.
Malinda and Family: I am saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. Whether I would see him on campus or out about shopping, he always had a nice word for me. He will be missed by many friends and colleagues. My prayers for you during this difficult time.
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.
Dear Jeanne, Bob Jr, and entire Gordon Family... our heartfelt wishes for peace and comfort in this time of your great loss. We say "great" also because Robert was an amazing human being. His principals and example to others was inspirational. His life was well lived and he well deserved the long life that he enjoyed. Ilie has many fond memories of his broadcast days in Cincinnati and will never forget his guidance and friendship.
Lots of great memories of fun times and sharing of our love of music, I'm sure you will be missed greatly. Thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time. Rest In Peace, my friend.
Harmony, so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping your family in our prayers.
Your in our thoughts and prayers
Kris: Say it ain’t so…. I have fond memories of Kris snagging & reading Hardy Boys books in the back of our home room at Blessed Sacrament. I feel for you Kurt & family. May you sleep gently with the angels. I look forward to seeing you soon enough on the other side. God Bless
Kathy, So sorry for your loss. I know he appreciated all of your love and efforts to give the best quality of life for as long as possible
Bob Gordon was an inspiration to me and my family. He encouraged us to think bigger because thinking small gets small results. I cherished the out of the blue calls from Bob after we no longer worked together - there was an invisible string connecting us over thousands of miles. I'll miss you Bob but your friendship will always be a part of me.
Larry, I was saddened to hear of Lynne’s passing. My thought and prayers are with you and your family!
You will be greatly missed, until we meet again. ❤️
Mark was a great boss and dear friend. We shared so many laughs nd fun times and hours riding together. His love for horses was second only to his love for Kathy. Sleep peacefully friend.
I worked at St. Johns and my day was always better when I met Lynne and her smiling face. I have to believe she is still smiling at us.
Larry and Brittany We are concerned about your loss and remember the last meeting five years ago. Love and prayers to you Julia and Klaus from Germany
Larry and Brittany, please know that our arms are around you, and we share your grief. I will so miss Lynne making me laugh in Ft. Myers, taking her shopping, and our fun, shared games. She had a heart of gold, and such a sense of humor. We will all miss her!! May we be comforted that we know she is at peace in the arms of our loving Father. Love and prayers to you all.
I remember Mark was quiet and always lit up when Kathy walked into the room. May God bless his soul and grant him eternal peace.
Larry & Brittany I am so very sorry for your loss! Lynne was such a kind and beautiful soul. She seemed to always think of others and lend a hand to help when needed. I will always remember the HUGE gift basket she made for Cassidy when she had her back surgery…Lynn thought of everything! As I got to know her better through the years, I truly enjoyed her sense of humor. Even as she faced health adversities later in life, she always seemed to stay positive and never lost that infectious smile when I would see her. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Lynn will be greatly missed by many!
Andy, this picture captures your dad so well. You were all blessed as was he. What a life , what a man!
Diane and I were in brownies together. We stayed in a barn one night and it was very cold I woke up to hear Diane crying. Yep, it was cold enough to make one cry.
I am very sorry for your loss. I met Lynne at Christ the King and remember many enjoyable conversations with her during school and church activities. She was always a fun and kind person. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Before her career with HSHS St. Johns, I worked with Lynne at 1st National Bank of Springfield. My, oh my...we had some fun! She was so bright & caring...always smiling. We reconnected a few years ago and enjoyed monthly lunch dates. My condolences to Larry and Brittany...and those 3 little boys that she loved so much! We'll all miss her.
Rest in peace dear brother Abdallah Troy
Larry and Brittany sorry for your loss. Lynne was one of my mom’s closest friends. Prayers for comfort during this time. ♥️
I am so sorry for your loss I worked with Agnes at Springfield Clinic until she retired. She was always so kind. Prayers for comfort at this time.
Lynne and I were first cousins and shared many afternoons when my family visited our grandparents in Springfield. Although I moved far away, and we haven't been in touch for years, her loss brings back memories of Grandma's Thanksgiving dinners, winding the Victrola and "dancing" to the 1940s records, and entertaining ourselves with chatter and invented games. So happy, so brief.
Words can’t express how much my very good friend Lynne will be missed. We shared so many good times and it is going to be hard not having her to share more! Lynne, you will be missed so very much. Your beautiful smile and great personality and loving nature will be so missed. Lynne loved her family so very much and I am so happy I was her friend! I will miss you so very much!
Many Cherished memories of Lynne’s Welcoming & Sincere Greetings to Bless everyone’s day, as a Co-worker or guest, Human Resources, Samaritan Ministries or passing in StJohn’s hallways! So much fun working on committees, activity events and sharing our Daughters, Son and Grandchildren over the many years❤️ Grateful for your Treasures shared in Faith & Friendship alwaysRest in glorious peace my Friend ✝️
Hi Colleen - I’m so sorry - it just sucks - plane and simple! Although we didn’t spend much time with you two, the best memory I have is of you guys coming down to shoot guns at our house - now that was fun! I couldn’t believe that John would collect the shells and repack them…very smart! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days and months to come. Love you, Melissa and Todd
Please accept my deepest sympathy. Lynne was such a bright light in this world. Seeing her 3 days a week at cardiac rehab for so many years was such a bright spot in my life. She was always so giving of her time with so many. Her pride & joy for her family was always evident when speaking to her. I will always remember her sweet smile & sense of humor. I know how much she will be missed. You are all in my prayers.
Sharon and family All of us at Famous Salon wish to extend our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Fly high with the angels Agnes
Bruce was a very loving and wise man and it was a honor to serve with him on the Spooner Area Veterans Honor Guard. He will be missed. Condolences to Barb and famiy,
Thank you for guiding me on my path to God.
I had the good fortune to have had Bruce as a coach way back in High School. Then I had the pleasure to run into Coach Samoore again up in Northern Wisconsin. My wife and I enjoyed our visits, dinners, conversations, and the Bruce and Barb stories. Bruce had a great sense of humor, was well read and had a well rounded world view. Will always remember Bruce.
Dear Gus, Claire and the Gordon family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of your beloved father. Robert was very blessed to have a long and productive life. Those who knew him honoured and respected him. Most of all, he was fortunate to have a multi-talented and accomplished son like you and a very special family. In addition to being an innovative trailblazer in the broadcasting profession, he was a skillful artist later in his life. Robert never stopped learning and always aimed to be the best in whatever he did. Like the ancient Greeks, he valued excellence in all things. I thank him for his service to our country in World War II and Korea. May God bless you, Claire, Robert and your family now and always. Sleep in peace Robert and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL
What a privilege it was to be a part of Coach Samoore’s team. He was the first coach I had in any sport who taught it scientifically. He gave us a booklet he had written with strategies for running. For example, when you go around a blind corner, accelerate to demoralize your opponent who now sees he’s farther behind. Don’t drink sodas (I still don’t) because they put carbon dioxide in your blood. Prior to this stuff I thought you just go out and run… I was able to keep in touch with him in his later years and tell him how much he had influenced my life. I will always hear Coach Samoore’s high-pitched voice in my head: “Let’s pick it up, Ploetz.” A life well lived. R. I. P. Coach.
My condolences to the family of Mr. Seymour. He was an inspiration for me to become and stay involved in sports activities since my freshman year in Cross country. Class of 1969.
Mr. Samoore coached me for four seasons (1976-79) in track and field. He was a gifted and patient instructor. He shaped my development as an athlete, student, and as a young man. Some of my favorite memories of my time with coach involve our talks about Western movies. Coach enjoyed those movies as much I did.
I ran track and cross country for Coach from 1970-1973. He inspired me to be the best runner then and now over 50 years later. I can still hear his booming voice at the AH track encouraging me.
My condolences to the family of Coach Samoore who inspired in me a life long interest in running and endurance sports. I am forever grateful.
I was on coach Samoore’s cross country teams in 1971-1973 at Arlington High School (Illinois). He inspired a life long interest in long distance running and endurance sports for which I am ever grateful. My condolences to the family of this remarkable man.
I ran for coach for 4 years at Arlington High School - haven't talked to him since 8 years ago. What a wonderful man and influence on my life beyond sports.
Colleen I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. John was a helluva guy. Only got to see him at company events but the guy was hilarious and that smile. It could light up a concert hall. Take care Colleen Rest In Peace John Thanks for the ride.
Paul and I didn't meet until 2017, but we immediately clicked, becoming instant friends. He was one of life's great conversationalists, knowledgeable in a whole host of topics, a great listener with an innate curiosity about life. He was the best read person I've ever met, and loved to share them with others. But most of all, I'll miss those great conversations we often had over lunch, where the time always flew by.
The Park District was lucky to have John as a valued member of our team for 27 years. Rest in peace our friend.
Colleen I'm so saddened to hear of this devastating loss. I pray that you will find comfort and warmth in the wonderful memories of John. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate through this difficult and challenging time.
John has been my Father's closest friend since before I can remember. He's always had the most infectious smile and was always willing to share it with the world. I've only got fond memories of John and I'd bet that most people he knew would say the same thing. John will be dearly missed by my entire family and we will all remember the way he could fill a room with laughter and joy. Cheers John.
John was the only person that could make Daryl laugh so hard he cried. This happened almost every time they talked. He was the best man at our wedding 44 years ago so they have been friends even before that. Gave the best tours at the zoo. I’m sure that they are both together again in heaven. He will be missed by all.
A perfect tribute to a life well lived. Our condolences to you as surely your hearts both weep in sorrow at his loss and swell with pride at his life, and you set out to continue his legacy. Sincerely, Nora & Fred
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Special angel. Mr. Gordon was a true inspiration. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.
I did not know Marjorie until she moved into the apartment beside mine at Concordia Village. She was a beautiful lady and I loved her English accent. I know about her contributions to the city of Springfield only from her obituary. She was a special person and, I am sure, loved by many.
John was such a bright light to be around. He has been my father's best friend for all my life, everytime he was around everyone was always laughing and smiling because John was such a joy to be around. When I was a teenager I would love to visit him at the zoo so I could have my own private tour of the parts no one got to see. He also lived with my dad for sometime back then and I remember carving pumpkins with him, wacthing tv, and just sitting and enjoying each other's company. As I grew up he would often remind me of the time I was dancing with my headphones on and I thought no one was watching. John was a beautiful example of a caring, kind hearted man and he will be miss dearly.
We didn't know about Greg's passing until this past Sunday. We saw a Memorial Mass intention for Greg in Sacred Heart church bulletin. We both met Greg through T.E.C.(Teens Encounter Christ). He was such a fun and loving person. We grieved with him when his brothers died. And remember Theresa being in the kitchen cooking pizzas for all the kids. So sorry for your loss! You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Greg was one of a kind. Blessings to you
Paul was such a wonderful human, thoughtful, with a kind and generous soul. He was one of my first college professor who always encouraged me to "keep learning." He could converse with anyone on any subject and loved to talk travel, books, wine and art. He was such a positive influence for so many people. He will be missed by many.
Karla, Family & puppy-sending you all hugs and love at this time of tremendous loss. Praying love, support, and understanding from family and friends rain down on you all today and tomorrow. The tribute video was amazing and Zachary's smile is a treasure! My deepest condolences.
Paul always had a smile and a joke to share. It was a joy to see him at D’Arcys Pint. We will have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
God Bless dear Cindy… what a sweet lady she was. I regret not getting to know her well before I moved away, but since you and your parents made me feel like a part of your family, she was always in my heart.
So sorry to hear this. Jasper was a very fine man!
I knew Nora at Cherry Hills Church in the Kingdom Builders class. She was a remarkable lady full of vigor and a sharp, witty mind. I remember asking her at her hundredth birthday, "Nora, what is the secret to your long life?" She didn't have to think for a second. Her immediate advice was, "Stay away from doctors." I had the privilege of documenting her 100th birthday celebration at our OK club. She was a fine example of Godly woman who enjoyed life. I know I will see her again.
Thinking of you and your family as you celebrate the life of your beloved.
You where a great boss and you will truly be missed ❤️
It was such a pleasure to work with Nancy! She was a huge asset to Checkers! She was not only a great trainer but was super fun. I especially enjoyed going out for drinks and dinner with her during our crazy restaurant openings. RIP Nancy! You fought a hood fight ♥️♥️
My family and I were saddened to hear about the passing of our lifelong friend and soccer family member, Marjorie Watts. She was a wonderful, sweet, and caring woman who dedicated her life to her husband, family, and the Springfield soccer community. I met John and Marjorie Watts in 1965. They both dedicated their lives to not only their family, but their soccer family in Springfield. You could find Marjorie out at the soccer fields at any time of day or night with John, helping him line the fields. Many times, I found her out on the fields at night holding a flood light so John could see while he lined the fields. She loved John with all her heart and was always worried about him. She wanted to make sure he was ok. Marjorie without a doubt can be labeled as one the founding Mother’s of soccer in Springfield, as John could be labeled as one of the founding Fathers of soccer. She spent her days supporting John as a referee, coach, and trainer. She could be found at the YMCA, SSU, LLCC, and Soccerworld fields throughout the years greeting people, and watching John do what he loved. She was a joy to talk to, and always there to support the soccer community. I hope to get together with the soccer community to help John and Marjorie’s memory live on, for their 60 years of service dedication to the city’s soccer and sports community. I would recommend a day, street, school, or park in the City of Springfield be named in honored for all they have done. We love the Watts family, and will help to keep their memory alive for future generations to come.
Very caring friend to my mom , dad, and sister. Many memories of Harvard Park and Cherry Hills churches.
Paul was an avid photographer. I always enjoyed talking to him about cameras, pictures and dogs. I frequently would run into him grocery shopping and it was always a pleasure. I'll think of him often and he will be missed.
To the family of Marjorie Watts, I send my deepest condolences. Marjorie was my neighbor at Concordia, and she a lovely lady.
Steve...I am so sorry for your loss...thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Chris Forgas-Parker
Terry & family. I am so very sorry for your loss, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy was always kind and supportive of me over the 30 plus years of friendship. She was a beautiful person and I miss her. Memory Eternal.
Nancy was such a sweety! I loved her smile and warm heart. She took the time to attend my mothers funeral in 2019 and this meant so much to the family! She will be missed by many.
We will sorely miss you coming up and visiting us on the island. Just know that the fire pit you and Julie built will serve us for years to come and many a story around the camp fires will include you and Steve.
Steve We never met Nancy, but wanted to show our sympathy for your loss. Would really enjoy talking to you. 217 741 7423
We are happy to have been a part of Nora’s life while she was at Brenden Gardens. She and my Dad made quite a couple. Rest In Peace Nora.
I met Jasper when I was working as a teller at the original Springfield Marine Bank, I always enjoyed our conversations, he was a wonderful gentleman, always very pleasant and always a smile. He was very genuine even when I would see him on the street, and he would stop to talk with me. Bridge Jewelry was always one of my favorite stores to visit. I will miss Him; I was saddened to learn of his passing. My deepest sympathies to his family, May God Bless each of you
I'll miss seeing Aunt Fairy...she looked so much like my mom, Mary Louise, and boy could those two get into some trouble. When Fairy and Cotton visited, Mom & Aunt Fairy would sit around the kitchen table, drink hot tea and gossip like two school girls!!!!
God has gained another Angel... and we will miss her so... may our memories bring comfort during this sad time...
So sorry to hear of Marjorie’s passing. She and John were such a wonderful addition to Springfield and soccer. Condolences to the family as she will be sadly missed.
Ken and family sorry for your loss, just saw Cynthia had passed away sad news.
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss of Nancy. Our family enjoyed spending time with Nancy as kids growing up. She does have a childhood friend up in heaven, my sister Cheryl who we lost in November 2019. I am sure by now they have been laughing and remember the silly things they did as little girls.
Mary and Nancy, I remember all the ice skating parties on the pond and the delicious cookies made by your mother. It was her coffee after skating that got me hooked on coffee for life. Those evenings at your home are some of my most visited and enjoyed memories. Your mother was an amazing woman.
A sweet lady Marjorie, I remember her serving us tea while me & John were rummaging through the tapes of English football matches he’d recorded that week.
John,So sorry to see of your Dads passing. I bowled with Him for many years, patronized the jewelry store.Your Dad was a True Gentleman. Spent many Days at the state fairgrounds RV park,where He loved throwing the ball to my Yellow Labrador Hoss. He will truly be missed by all who knew your Dad. RIP My Friend and throw the ball to Hoss in Heaven. He will waiting for You! Greg&Kathy Boston Cape Coral,Florida
You were a great neighbor. We will miss you.
To the Madonia family, please accept my condolences. My Grandmother Mary Martin Daniele grew up next to the Madonia family as a kid. Her father raised chickens and she was in awe how Mrs. Madonia could see that each child had a piece of chicken and how the wagons came to delivery pasta and olive oil. I grew up knowing Rosie and Josie too while riding the SMTD with my Grandma - such rich memories. And of course Sam always talked about Uncle Jasper, and you could just feel the love. Truly it feels as if we have lost one of our own .
To family, sending my condolences and thoughts during this difficult time. Jasper was my Godfather for 41 years. I worked with Rachel and it was the best time of my life at the Secretary of State's office. Now Jasper and Rachel are reunited.
Beautiful memories of playing cards and enjoying Betty’s delicious treats. Jeanne Janssen Jacobson had introduced me to your welcoming hearts. I’m so sorry and offer my sincere sympathy to your family. Linda Roberts
Jim and Janett, So sorry for the loss of your mother. It is hard on those she leaves behind, but she is happy in Heaven now with Jesus. Peace to you both. Doug and April
Dear Betty, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and Tom, and for all your family.
Sam, my thoughts are with you and your entire family during this difficult time. Your uncle Jasper was a Springfield icon and I know you had great respect and admiration for him. May your uncle Jasper rest in eternal peace.
Our deepest Sympathy to all the Madonia Family!
Sam….Our condolences to you and to “Uncle” Jasper’s entire family.
Because John and I grew up together, I feel like I knew Jasper, or as I always called him, Mr. Madonia, all my life. I always tried to stop in at Bridge Jewelry and visit with him whenever I was in Springfield, and was glad that was able to wish him a happy 100-year birthday over the phone last year. What a great guy!
My favorite childhood memory was visiting my grandparents at Bridge Jewelry. I would always go up the spiral staircase to see Jasper. Rest in peace with Rachel.
When growing up in Detroit our family vacation was always back to Springfield to visit our Madonia cousins. So many memories and last year being able to see Jasper celebrating life at 100 was awesome and so glad we could be with him and cousins. It is a happy memory to reflex on.
I was Blessed to meet “Uncle” Jasper and many family members last year. His smile and love is something I’ll always treasure. May our Lord hold you all tight in this sorrowful time. Your Detroit cousins love you
Even though my time with “Uncle” Jasper was short he touched my heart. His warmth will stay with me always.
My Aunt Dean was a singular woman born in the primordial forests and hills of Southern Illinois into a family that spanned centuries here, before the US was even a thought. Even young, her eyes held sadness that her happy and loving heart did not yet feel. She was a woman of the hard road, working diligently for her family and friends; more often than not, harder than she deserved. Her smile was easy, though, and her laugh warm and infectious. My father, Lafe, loved his sister mightily and held her in the highest regards. Aunt Dean never asked for more than what she earned, but, now, I hope she is awash in rewards we cannot fathom in life. She deserves Heaven and Heaven deserves her, even more.
My condolences to Jasper’s family. i had the honor of driving him several times in the Veterans Day Parade.
Our sympathy and condolences to all of Jasper's family. I rode with him in last year's State Fair Veterans Day parade. He was always a wonderful example of the "greatest generation." May you R.I.P. Jasper.
Please accept my condolences to John Joseph and family. He worked alongside my father, Robert Noesges, at Bridge Jewelry Company. I would go visit him at his workplace up the spiral staircase at the store in all stages of my life from childhood to adulthood. Who didn’t love Jasper? Rest in peace with Rachel and your loved ones, Jasper.
Dear Bonnie, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you & your family. Julie & Marty Benoit
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the family at this time of sadness. May the Lord comfort you.
I first met John when he worked for record systems. I always admired him. Later when I went to South side Christian Church he was our Sunday school teacher. He was ever a gracious and loving man and a good Christian. John you will be sorely missed.
I love you in life and in death, always and forever.
John was a great guy. A loving Christian friend. Praise God he is now home and no longer in pain!
Shirley and family …I’ve only known John a short time but what I know he was a man I wish I had known so much longer !! Where there is much emotion there was much love ❤️ !! Prayers sent for your comfort and peace!
We are sad to hear of Johns passing. But we know that he is in Heaven with his Lord and Savior. Shirleen and All the Family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Brian and Karla, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family with the loss of Zach. We cannot imagine the pain his passing has brought to you. We offer our deepest sympathies.
Doris and Al Stolle were beautiful people...extended family of ours and close friends for decades. Doris and Al raised a beautiful daughter, Marsha, who now has her own precious family with Randy Romadka and their kids. I have only great memories of Doris. I, and my family, miss Doris. Her passing leaves our lives poorer, but we are richer for having known and loved Doris.
My sincere sympathy to Linda's family. I was fortunate to have worked with Linda at Public Aid. I will always remember Linda for her sweet personality and her kindness. She would do anything for anyone. She had a heart of gold. She was so proud of her family! Blessings to each of you as you remember your mom.
She was a great friend and mentor! Thanks for always being there!
Kendra we were together when you were born and i was with you when you passed. My heat is hurting and the same for your siblings and PIA. You are forever in our hearts and minds. I know you are with Dad, it helps a tiny bit but it all happened too soon. You were loved by so many and especially our Family. Kiki, you are always with us.❤️❤️❤️
Mr. & Mrs. Wilham, I am so very sorry to hear the passing of Zach. I was a teammate of his at LLCC. We had a special team that year with a group of players that became so well connected. Zach represented our team so well. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Zach.
Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Very sorry for your loss.
Sorry for loss. Have always liked Barney from all the way back to the seventies. He always had a smile and a sense of humor that could make me smile or laugh.
Sorry for your loss, Prayers to your family.
Brian, So very sorry to hear about your son Zach. You are in our thoughts and prayers
I remember Zach as a student at WJHS. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Brian, Karla, Kourtney and family, sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for your loss.
We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love shanna and kelly elliott
How do you tell someone that’s passed how much they made your day? I love ya baby! Missing you more then you will ever know! Keep that ADM hat on, n those quirky comebacks. I’ll make some brisket for you! Keep a spot open in heaven for me! Much love Karie
I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Zach as a grade school student. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this sorrowful time.
Donna and Gale - Jim and I were so sorry to hear about your father's passing, He was a true gentleman and I know he will be sorely missed, We used to see him at mass at St Agnes, Please accept our sincerest sympathy,
Deepest sympathies my friend
With deepest sympathies
he was my recruiter when i was being drafted I told your dad that if I have to go I am going to join the branch of military that I want. I took the test and past I do not know if he had anything to do with were I going but I never got so lucky in all my life. I went to San Antonio from there I went home for ten days leave from there to Myrtle Beach South Carolina for 4 years. Never got so lucky in all m life.
Shirley was indeed a very unique individual!!! My sincerest condolences to the Mordacq clan.
Our thoughts are with Mike, Scott & their family at this sad time. I will always have good memories of the time we spent together. I like to think that as she entered heaven the first think she heard was "girl! I missed you, did you get the lotto tickets?"
Karla, I am so very sorry for your loss.
I have many memories of Linda Hammond. A constant support for her family and friends and a sense of humor I truly enjoyed! Godspeed to the entire family and May she Rest In Peace. She has to be happy. Back with Butch. I can hear those two now!
Linda was such a nice person to all the kids on Cy Young Baseball leaque. She surely had a ball with them as they traveled during the summers. She will be missed!
So sorry to learn of Linda's passing. She was a fellow classmate of mine at Lanphier and a very nice person. Also, saw her and Butch many times over the years at Janet and Gary's. My deepest sympathy.
Karla, my heart aches for you and Brian. May you find peace and comfort in the weeks ahead. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers
We are saddened and so sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you and send our sincere sympathies.
Loss of a child is so hard to understand. God must have needed Zach for something special. Know he will always watch over your family.
Karla, I cannot imagine your family's pain and loss. May you lean on freinds and family in the coming days and weeks. Will continue to lift up you and your family. Rebecca - LLCC
Joey, Chrissy and Leann - I am so sorry to read of your mother's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
John and Lou Ann, sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Knew her well growing up in the north end and school days.I’m sure She will be missed very much by all who knew Her.RIP
My heart sunk when I heard the news. Hugs to you and your family. May you find comfort in memories. Prayers lifted for your family.
Karla, I am thinking of you daily. I am so very sorry for your loss of Zach.
Prayers sent to the entire Family. May God keep her and bless her.
My heart aches for you! I’m praying that God’s arms of comfort & peace will hold you at this time & in days ahead.
So very sorry. Keeping you in my thoughts.
Karla - I'm so very sorry for your loss. I pray that the memories you have will be a source of comfort for you now and in the days ahead.
Karla ~ You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your son. Sending prayers for peace and comfort during this most difficult time.
Sending prayers for peace, and may the presence of the Lord comfort you and the family during this difficult time.
Karla - John and I are thinking of you and your family during this time.
I am so terribly sorry for your loss, Karla. Sending hugs.
My heart hurts for you Karla. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Sending lots of love, Kim Young.
I am saddened to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in one another and those who love you. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.
I will miss our early morning talks at work and your smile. Hugs and prayers to your family
We are so sorry for your loss and heartache. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. The Pennington's (Rick, Lori, Bethanie and Dustin)
Nia was a professor of mine during my freshmen year a Luther College in 1976. She was an excellent teacher and always friendly with students.
Karla, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I am so sorry for your loss
Wishing you courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart forever.
Sending our love and thoughts to you all.
We are all so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am so sorry about your loss. Zach was a great kid. I met him on my walks as I live a few doors from him. I retired from ADM and we talked about all the ones we both knew. He was a great neighbor that took pride in his house and yard, he was enjoying his place.
Mr. Forkin II was the best boss I have ever had! He was kind and thoughtful, always pleasant with me and made my job enjoyable. My belated condolences to his family.
In Memory of Nia Odeoti-Hassan
Rest in peace, cousin you will be missed.
Joe- My heart breaks for you and your family. I remember Kendra as such a kind and happy person with a little bit of orneriness mixed in. I loved seeing all of the pictures. Sometimes college seems like yesterday. You two looked good together. My sincere condolences.
Besides being brilliant, Nia was so kind and always ready to fight for an injustice. My deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones.
Lisa was a wonderful mentor to my students, my friend’s daughters, and my daughter on their first jobs. She taught them all a solid work ethic and truly cared about them. A great woman.
Sincere condolences to the loss of a truly sincere Christian, inspirational man, whom I have known and admired for 35 years. To me he was known as "Dad," but he was just a good father figure since my dad had been gone for 35.years. He indeed always had a smile and story to share with me no matter even if our chance meetings were often or few and far between over the years. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. God speed to his eternal rest. He deserved it. Dawn
My heartfelt sympathy! You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Joe, I’m so very sad to hear of Kendra’s passing. Prayers to you and your family. Rest in Peace Kendra.
My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Sheridan. I have been taking communion to him at Concordia on Wednesdays and we would visit for awhile. I never met any of his family but in a small way I know each and every one of you. We would talk endlessly about how he met the love of his life. He shared with me his stories of how he was in the Air Force and about his dream to become a pilot. He talked about his early days, his job at Montgomery Wards and then Sears. He told me stories of him and his buddies golfing. He talked about his brothers and of course his daughters and their families. He was meticulous with names and dates and little details. Sometimes, well actually most times the stories were the same and he hasn't remembered that he's told me the same stories time and time again but I acted like it was the first time I heard them. He was so dear and I loved his smile. He looked forward to our Wednesday visits and I did too. I am going to miss him terribly. I take comfort that I was able to bring the precious body of Christ to him.
Our condolences and prayers for the family of Paul Huddleston. It was an honor, privilege and pleasure, for my son A.T. and I to get to know, “Mr. H.” and Mindy. He and my son shared their experiences as Air Force Veterans and we all shared a love for Star Trek. Mr. H. and his since of humor will be greatly missed. RIP awesome man of God. May the Angels of Heaven welcome you to peaceful rest with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Smith Family
Joe and family I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so heartbroken for you and for my dear friend Kendra. Living so but so far away we did try to keep in touch and once we all meet at Shannon's. Kendra was such a sweet heart ❤️ She will be always in my prayers. I have only the beautiful memories of collage days and your beautiful wedding. I am so blessed and fortunate that I had Kendra in my life and I wish I could of been there with you guys! Sending my prayers to you and family Joe Love Maureen (Lima Peru)
Prayers to Joe and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to the family.
I miss you and our work chats but I know you are in a much happier place!! Say hi to Terry up there - you two can become friends
Lisa was an amazing lady. She had the strength of an army and the heart of an angel!! I worked very close with her for almost 13 years and learned so much. Rest I peace until we meet again Lisa ♥️♥️♥️
One of the strongest people I've had the pleasure of knowing.. RIP Lisa
So sorry for your loss Brother. My family's heart and prayers go out to yours. We are here for you anytime.
I am so sorry to see the passing of Ginger Taylor. I was a neighbor of her and Joe back in the 70's. . My children went to school with Joe Jr., Christy,. They were Vicki, Madonna, and Charlie Timm. I hope your good memories will help comfort you at this time.
I will miss you forever, Lisa Anne. Thank you for being my big sister. I love you. Rest In Peace.
Lisa was such a special person to me. I will always cherish our fun times together. From our Muni dates to her showing up at my door to teach my daughter and I how to make pumpkin bread. She loved the theater, played the piano beautifully, and always had a fun story about her adventures that would surprise me. I will miss her dearly.
Joe, I' am so, so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your Family.
Our hearts are heavy and so very sorry for the families loss. I am so happy to have known, Kendra. Such a beautiful soul and a smile you could see from across the room. We didn’t see each other often, but when we did , we never skipped a beat. RIP dear friend ♥️
Loved Kendra's bright light. I pray for comfort and peace for her family and loved ones. Her light will shine on in all of us that knew her ✨️
So very sorry for your loss, Cathy always had a smile on her face and done so much for people, enjoyed working with her when I got the chance to come over and sing karaoke for the residents and help out when she needed it, definitely be missed by alot of people
Rich and Art were roommates in Evanston from 1964 until 1968, the year we got married. Art became a beloved member of our family. When our kids were little they believed that their shoes came from Art and Vose Bootery like Christmas presents come from Santa Claus. Even after his retirement and move back to Springfield we stayed in regular touch, calling on birthdays, anniversaries and major holidays. The last time we talked was on my birthday March 15. We were shocked to hear of his passing after returning from a European vacation. Every time we visited our son's family in St. Louis we would stop for brunch with Art in Springfield at either the White Hen or Cracker Barrel. Art was a fountain of knowledge when it came to opera and classical music in general. He also taught himself several languages: German, French, Russian. We will miss him terribly. Our visits to St. Louis will not be the same. May he rest in peace.
Joe, We're so saddened to hear of Kendra's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Sharon and Joe
Our deepest sympathy & support go out to Joe and the girls. Kendra was such a wonderful mom, wife & friend. We will miss that incredible/contagious laugh of hers. We send our prayers to Kendra’s family.
Miss you Mama Cathy
We are deeply saddened by the loss of such a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers for the family.
In 2005 I became Nia’s next door neighbor and from then until I moved from Springfield in 2020 our relationship grew closer each passing year. When her husband passed, myself and other neighbors became her support group, checking in on her almost daily and assisting her in whatever she needed. I was her handyman of sorts and confidant. After I left we would keep in touch over the phone (she loved to talk). A very special woman to me, who I will always remember as being kind, thoughtful and caring. I say goodbye to my friend and neighbor Nia. Eman, your loss is everyone’s loss who knew and loved her as you have. My sincere condolences to you and your family, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Carol and family, So sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers. Mike & Carmen Maurer.
We have such fond memories of Kendra from our early days with SS. We kept in touch virtually and always talked about getting the old gang together. Unfortunately it never happened. Sending Joe and the girls our condolences and hoping you find peace in the support of family and friends. Rest easy Peach
Eman, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with your mom. My thoughts are with you.
Kendra is loved and missed by us and by her brother and sisters-in-law Pat and Susan Doone, Karen and Greg Bodker, Laura Doone, her eleven nieces and nephews and four great nieces and nephew. She will be fondly remembered as a sweet and loving member of the family.
Kendra was so sweet. We feel privileged to have known her and offer our deepest sympathy to her beloved family and friends.
We are so very sad to hear of Kendra’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Joe, her girls, and the rest of the family. Kendra will be missed.
I’m so sorry to hear about this , we all have known each other most of our adult lives so much respect for the family , community associated all of our history together. We wish everyone involved much Peace and Love ❤️
We are so sorry to hear this. In the short time we knew her she made a great impression on us. Always a joy to be around. Our condolences go out to your family.
Joe, We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
I’m so very sad to hear of Kendra’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Prayers to the entire Doone family.
Deepest condolences to Joe and the entire Doone family.
I loved working with Soror Nia on the "AKA at The Capital-Springfield event each year." May she rest in peace. Amen.
I was lucky enough to go to college with her and my buddy joe. We love them both. So sorry. Peter-lisa zelch.
He will be missed by all his classmates at the monthly breakfast reunion.
What a shock and our deepest sympathy to the family. Great friends with the Rockhill family and we each watch our families grow up. Will always remember how beautiful Kendra`s wedding was and the fun we all had that night at the reception. You can`t get any better than the Rockhill`s.
I am so sorry to hear about Kendra. I was a classmate, no we were not close friends but she was always a sweet & beautiful soul inside & outside. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. May her good memories continue to live on in your hearts & thoughts. ❤️
May you rest in heaven and I'm glad I had a chance to meet you. You are a wonderful and kind person. I'll never forget our talks and the laughter we shared.
Joe, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your daughters are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Kendra as a gentle soul.
We are very sorry for your loss
So very sorry.
Kendra was my sorority sister, my bridesmaid, and most of all, my lifelong friend. One of the kindest people I ever knew. Her laughter and smile lit up the room. My heartfelt condolences to you, Joe, her daughters, and all of her family. Kendra was a beautiful and special person to everyone who knew her. Lesa
Prayers an strength to her family.
My condolences to Eman and siblings. You never really know the impact that you have on others. This was the case with Nia who was my graduate advisor as a then student at WIU. She was so supportive, understanding and inspiring in her role. We later reconnected and I would see Nia at our sorority conferences. She was so influential in any role that she assumed. She was beautiful on so many levels and she will be greatly missed! Rest well dear Nia!
Saddened to hear this tragic news; My condolences to Joe, kids and the rest of family.
Heartfelt sympathy. Her dad was my lifelong friend and I watched her and her siblings grow up.
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. A true treasure and inspiration. Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.
Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. A true treasure and inspiration!!!!!! Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.
Rest In Peace Sigma Delta Sigma Sister.
Dear Eman and family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on Nia's passing. I often encountered her in the Capitol Building during her time with the Illinois State Senate staff. Nia always had a beautiful smile on her face and was never too busy to talk with me. Her engaging personality, the respect she garnered from her co-workers, her knowledge and wisdom of the Illinois legislative process--these and so much more are things I will remember of Nia. But most of all, she was unselfish, charitable, forgiving, and had a heart larger than the State Capitol. When you were around her, you always felt better about yourself and the world--such a rare gift. May God bless you, your family and Nia now and always. Sleep in peace Nia and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL
Auntie I love you so much! Thank you for all the wisdom & uplifting phone calls
I will miss you, my friend and colleague. We had some good years of working together. You were a tremendous help during the rough times, and a great support on making a difference in whatever you sought to do. Blessings and support for those who will miss you greatly!
Ms. Nia , than you’ll answer “yes daughter “ no longer will I hear you say those words”yes daughter” . I am still in shock. unbelievable. your departure was very unexpected. no longer will I hear “will you or Francis or the kids , one of you come or go or see about this? Whenever you call we were there without any hesitation. mine goodness, I am short of words and still in disbelief. sleep well mama with the holy angels . Until we meet again.
I met Nia at Shaw University in Raleigh, NC, where we were roommates for about a year. We shared some special times. She loved Shaw University & she was AKA all the way! My she rest in peace
I will miss your amazing sense of humor and witty personality. Enjoyed our bowling years together. God Speed my friend.
Carolyn our time at SIU will always be a wonderful memory. You were always ready with a quick witted comment. Your sense of humor was unique. I am so sad to see this.
Chuck's Memorial As we grow older, we grow apart. But we will always remember the past of friends and people we met on the way. Chuck will be deeply missed as a friend, co-worker, boss and male business owner. He led many people in the right direction in life. We met at school. Some of the fun activities we enjoyed were hunting, canoeing, practice shooting off the old bridge, working with his Dad, Harold, and racing. When Chuck went to college, I went into the Army. After I got out of the service, Chuck was married and I met my future wife. Chuck was our best man for our wedding fifty-four years ago. We continued our friendship as couples. We played cards; went horseback riding and just hung out together. I joined the fire dept. after we got married. I worked for Merrill Contractors part-time at his new business in Lincoln. After several years, Chuck moved his business to Springfield where I continued to work for him part-time for thirty-eight years. Chuck will be greatly missed. I loved him. He was my best friend. Tom Cecil
I new Bonnie back in school. She was such a sweet friend. I would go for bike rides and every where with her. Wonderful memories.
Condolences to Paul's family.
Debbie and Family so sorry to hear of your loss you are in my prayers
I met Chuck many years ago and was a very good man and loved his sprint cars and his businesses, but mostly his family. May he rest in peace. My brother worked for him for awhile.
I'm still in shock that I won't ever see your face or hear your voice again. I don't know how I'm gonna go on now that my big sister is gone. As I child, I saw you as my protector and as we aged, we became great friends. We were so much alike, as we both loved our kids and grandkids with every bit of our souls. We loved our jobs and went in each day with a positive attitude so we could give our best self to our coworkers and our students/residents. We both knew it was important, because if we just made one person feel better, it was worth every hug, conversation and/or smile we shared. I miss you more than you know and I love you so very much. Rest In Peace my dear sister/friend!! *NOTE. I'm so proud of Brian (Bethany) and Tori (Sherry) and how they have stepped up and made decisions that they knew you wanted. I'm sure you are proud of them too. I know I have another Angel watching over me and my kids and grandkids. Never can have too many angels!!
Sorry for your loss. Hang on to the memories, nobody can take from you. We worked with Bonnie at the Secretary of State and always she had a smile and a kind word. A good person gone to soon.
The world will miss your wicked sense of humor, your dripping sarcasm when the situation warranted and your friendship. May you find peace.
Sending hugs and prayers!
So sad for all of you. I have some sweet memories of Bonnie. We use to spend time at Gradma B’s house a lot on summer break from school. I will miss her greatly. God bless all of you!
So sorry to hear this about Bon! Had a lot of good times at the Secretary of State and the work family there. My heart go out to All of the Family. You are in our Thoughts and our Praise.
Bonnie thank you for the smiles and hugs. Bubba, prayers
My condolences to the entire Bushman family.
Cathy was a very sweet lady just from meeting her a few handful of times
Kadi, my stepmother. You will be missed. Dad will keep you company and laughing.
I'm so sorry to hear of Connie's passing. She was so devoted to her father, step mom and her dog Toby.
Love and prayers to all Cathy's family. I will so miss working with her.
I hate to say good bye to my sweet and loving sister-in-law. I liked you immediately when we first met all those years ago. I know you are resting in peace and back with Butch.
Worked with Cathy at the Villa and she was one of the best . Even after I left if she seen me she would go out of her way to say hello. So sorry for you loss !!!
Mary was my next door neighbor for 15-years and she was a very good person. We were both in the healthcare field and in our conversations I could tell that her clients meant the world to her. I will miss our coming and going conversations in the mornings, just talking about whatever was going on. Rest in Peace my friend.
So very sorry for your loss...Cathy showed love for so many people!
So very sorry for your loss! Prayers for all!
I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers are with you and your family .
Brian and Tori, my heart goes out to you. Your Mom was a force of nature when it came to loving. She had the biggest heart. I hope you can find please in the coming days in the fact that she loved and her grandchildren more than anything on this earth.
I love and miss you, Than no you for being there always for me and for mama you helped me through so much,hug her for me my Gloden girls are together continue to watch over all of us. Sadly missed but never forgotten love you
You are so missed and loved by many forever in our hearts RIP, see you soon cathy , Tori and family we are so sorry may God give you peace and comfort during this time Ralph and Linda
You will forever be missed loved an thought of always fly high my friend ❤️
Rest In Peace cousin Chuck. Never got to meet you personally, but found you on Facebook, glad that I did. My grandmother was Maude Ellen Merrill, my dad was Wesley Pierce. Miss you.
To Debbie, Barry, Brad and all those Pat loved so very much: I am so, so sorry. I hold close in my heart many wonderful memories of times with the Minder family. I pray that your memories are a great comfort to you always. Sending you hugs and sharing in your sorrow.
Prayers to the Minder family. As a young girl, I was around Pat snd Butch. I always enjoyed seeing them when they were with my aunt Anna Mae snd uncle Melvin. Pat always had a smile.
Oh, the memories I have growing up in the Merrill household. I was blessed to spend endless weekends and vacations with him and the family. Carla and I probably gave him a gray hair or two, he loved playing Aprils Fools Day jokes on us, the many weekends we spent driving to dirt track to watch Sprint car racing, he did love the sport! I'll cherish the memories. Hugs to the Carla and Rachelle and his family.
I worked for Chuck at the construction company for a few years. He loved his kids and always talked about them and everything race cars and Florida. He was a good boss. So sorry for your loss.
Chuck was not only a very successful business Man, He was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. I am very great full for the fun times and the memories, Thanks Chuck. Joe Roe
How to begin all the wonderful years our families had together, with brownies in your home to playing in the back yard. Our neighborhood was a wonderful place to grow up and “Doris” Mrs Stolle was one that was always so friendly and inviting. May God bless you with peace, love and comfort at this time of loss. I’m sorry I’m unable to come to the service my husband and I have moved in with my mother in law, in Decatur, she has dementia and can’t be left alone. God bless you. ❤️❤️
So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Brings back a lot of great memories I'm sure you and I will never forget. Please give my condolences to Barry and Brad also. She was a special lady and will be missed.
So sorry for your loss. JoAnne was was such a friendly, happy, and helpful person. She will be missed, prayers for her family.
I’m very sorry to hear this Susan
So sorry for your loss! She was a very kind lady
Susan, I’m so so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He sounds like a wonderful man. I pray God hold you and yours firmly in the palm of His hand as you grieve your earthly loss.
Brother Luke was such a joy to be around at the Villas, many many good memories come to mind with him. Very fortunate to have met him in my lifetime!
Always enjoyed JoAnne’s friendliness. I will miss waving to my neighbor. So very sorry for your loss.
I looked forward to each and every morning...you brought a ray of sunshine to my days! Even though we shared a short 9 months together, I feel like I knew you a lifetime. They say people come into your life for a reason and I will FOREVER be grateful for you! I will love you and miss you until I see you again "in the garden".
Aunt Doris,was a really great,Aunt which all of us loved her & will miss her very much . Couldn't had a better relative . She was Kind & Loving & just a great person that our family had as our Aunt.
It has been wonderful to have known you for many years. I will always cherish the conversations that we had when I came to visit you at The State Farm Insurance Office in Sherman,Illinois. You always were so friendly and loved to talk about our family's and of course the Cubs. One of the best memories I had is when I came to see you and I asked for your permission to ask Erin to the Chicago Cubs National League Champion Series Game 5 where the Cubs Won to go to the World Series..That was so awesome and very memorable. I will always have a place in my heart for you and your family ❤️
Connie had a gift of remembering dates (birthday, anniversaries, and when her workers started at DSCC). She loved her family and enjoyed talking about them as if her co-workers knew them. She had the same job at DSCC for 30 years (filing) and never once complained about it. She took excellent care of her stepmother until she was not physical able to keep it up. She had a good handle on her finances and was very faithful to anything that was assigned to her to complete. Connie, you will be missed and thank you for your friendship and concern for me.
You girls I'm so sorry about your mom's passing...of course you know that me and your mom had known each other since grade school...Tracie and Robbie knew you kids...may she RIP.
My friendship with Larry goes back 20+ years since we met at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. It didn’t take us long to figure out that we were both transplanted Buckeyes; thus began ongoing discussions about Ohio State, The Browns, The Tribe, Cedar Point, and many other native Ohioan interests. Over the years we settled into a groove of meeting for lunch several times a week; a short list of our favorites included Longhorn, Bob Evans, Smokey Bones, & Baker’s Square for a slice of pie on Wednesdays. Topics ranged from Faith, Family, politics, current events, sports, & favorite shows to his passion for Jeff Gordon & NASCAR. Everything I know about racing I learned from him. My friend Larry was a man of simple pleasures: food, fellowship, and his love for his family. These were balanced by his passion for learning & teaching, as well as a love for the physical exertion of mowing and yard work. I always looked forward to our time together, having some laughs, griping about concerns, and processing life. I will greatly miss him. Blessings and comfort to Susan, Kim, Natalie, Jay, Shawn, Nathan, & family during this time. I’m comforted by the knowledge that I’ll see him again with Jesus in Paradise.
My condolences to the family. I remember Jerry from working at SJH in the carpentry department and I was secretary. Jerry had a sense of humor and liked to tease. He was one of the good guys and am sure he will be sorely missed.
Sincere sympathy to Connie's family. I enjoyed working with Connie for many years. She loved her job and was very concientious about doing it right. She had a beautiful smile. She wrote a poem for me when I retired and I appreciate it so much. Blessings to the family.
So sorry ,I've known sherry since I was a child,alot of fun memories of her jokes and since of humor,she got me a job at the center really enjoyed working with her,,I will never forget her memories we all had with you,love you big sherry❤❤❤❤PS,give my family who are home lots of hugs and kisses ,,especially mom!!!!!
My late husband Bud and I knew Jim and Lil from the Sangamo Surf club. We shared so many good times and I have such good memories of times spent with both of them. I am so sorry for your loss.
She was a great lady who will be missed by many! My thoughts a condolences to the family.
My condolences to all of Sherry’s family. I knew here from Daily Bread. I thought of her occasionally and wondered how she was doing. Her oldest grandson and my oldest grandson were born around the same time and we use to talk about their antics and how much we loved them. I’ve often told the story of how she trained a squirrel to eat from her hand. Hope your memories get you thru this hard time and always give you comfort.
We will miss you , give my grandma and dad a hug for me , XoXo
She was so loving and was a very nice woman and will be missed dearly!
Carolyn and myself are very sorry for your familes loss. Good friends with Jim and Lil. Prayers.
Sherry was a great person, friend and sister inlaw to me and i enjoyed every moment i spent with her,Lots of good times and laughs.I will see you again my friend.
Sending our condolences to the Dye family. He was a wonderful Grandfather to our son in Law Todd Dye. He will be missed by many.
I will miss her. I met her at the nuring home i was working at. She was a wonderful person. Prayer for her family.
Sorry to see that Shirley passed away. I knew her and Don years ago. I met her through my Uncle Dale and Aunt Connie Biesenthal. She was such a sweet person. Thoughts and Prayers. Cherie Stark
On behalf of my parents Robert and Carol Bortmess along with the entire Bortmess family, we send our most sincere condolences.
I had the pleasure of working with Connie at DSCC. She always had a smile on her face and tried to bring happiness to everyone she came in contact with. Truly a kind person. Rest In Peace Connie
Connie will be missed by all of her co-workers as she was always kind to all she came in contact with. An optimistic person who always had a smile for you. She enjoyed working at DSCC but most of all being surrounded by so many. She was an A+ class lady.
I’m so sorry to hear this. She lived between my great Aunt Ruth and my great Aunt Jane, and she was a good neighbor to them. She was always the sweetest. I have such fond memories of going on to her house when the grandkids were visiting and playing with Sarah who was around my age. Sending my warmest thoughts to the family.
Lillian was so beautiful inside and out. She will be always be in my heart. You are so beautiful to me!
I worked with Connie at DSCC. Connie was always happy and loved to talk with her coworkers. Connie always remembered birthdays and would bring in a card and popcorn for us and leave it on our desks. She crocheted a sweet little hat for me when I was expecting my son. DSCC was lucky to have such a devoted employee. She will be greatly missed. I'm glad that I was blessed to get to know Connie and will always remember her fondly.
I miss you so much grandma.! It feels so different without you here. You had a lot of good years, and I will cherish every memory I have of you. You will forever be in my heart. I LOVE YOU GRANDMA.
Fred, sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I remember her well from our school days and growing up on the north end. Also sorry to see of Paul’s passing.I live in Cape Coral, Florida now.
Fred, sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I remember Her well when You lived on 22nd street in Springfield. Also sorry to hear of Paul’s passing.I live in Cape Coral, Florida now
Condolences to all family and friends .. Sending prayers Matt was loved by so many people! We will miss you everyday.
We are truly saddened by Matt's passing. We pray that God will bless you with peace, love and strength. We also pray that God will provide all the needs for you and your children.
Amber,Jennifer and family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. With deepest sympathy
Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you forever happy memories of your beautiful Sister
So sorry for your loss
Gina & family: We, Jane and I, are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Will miss you Aunt MaryAnn
I love and miss you so much Grandma !! May you Rest In Peace ❤️
So very sorry for your loss Pat. Praying for you all❤️ So sorry we will not be able to come to service but you will be in my thoughts❤️
So sorry for your loss losing a mom is one of the hardest keeping you in our prayers
So sorry for your loss Losing a Mom is really hard. Keeping you in our prayers
I'm so sorry to see this. I was Matthew's 2nd grade teacher at St Cabrini. My prayers are with you all at this time.
I worked with Mary Ann for most of her 30 years. She was always friendly and was top notch at her job. She always brought a smile to your face when you were in her company. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
Mike, Lianne and family, So saddened to hear about Rudi. We shared lots of good times at Bergners, and got paid for it too. Can't help but think there's a reunion going on with Jim Grove, Norma Hocking, Vic & Isla Kinzora, Mary Woloshyn, Patty Tapocik, Anne Mitrione, Louise Steskal...names and faces I'm sure you remember. May memories of good times shared bring you comfort at this difficult time.
Sending prayers to all the family.
Jennifer and family - We are so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. Keeping you all in our prayers for God's comfort, peace, and strength. Deepest Sympathies.
Amber we are so very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your babies
Amber we have only know you since October when we purchase the house next-door. But no matter we loved his company and corky ways. He was definitely one of a kind. We will miss him daily. Please accept our sincere condolences. James Steff Jeremiah and Pattie
Jennifer, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Such a handsome young man
I am so very sorry for you. All my love and prayers.
I will always remember Matt's hugs and his smile.
WILL MISS THIS WONDERFUL LADY EVERY DAY LOVE HER.
We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless all of you.
I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories with your family John was a very kind and welcoming person. I am sending Granny and your entire family my blessings. LOVE NICK FLATT
John was a wonderful person and hard worker as he helped out with Springfield Kings. I will be out of town but my sincere condolences to Carol, Bruce and Kevin. I will keep everyone in my prayers.
Deepest sympathies for the family. Ruth was a kind and caring person. I remember at football practice our senior year, Coach Wind asked Mike why his practice pants and socks were always so white, when everyone else's were dingy and grey. Mike said "I guess my mom loves me more".
Pat and Family, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you all. I will always remember Marge's laugh she and Tom were the best neighbors you could ever have I will miss you, Marge. Your friend and neighbor. Jan Kelty
What a sweet lady who lived next door to my mother! I send my condolences to Margie's family. May you rest in peace as you lived a long life!
Our deepest condolences to all in Rudi’s family. I will miss her very much. Remembering the many trips and lunches we had together with some of the Bunco gals. She was always smiling and a supportive friend. I had a nice visit with her the week before she died and I was amazed at how well she got around considering the pain and discomfort she was having. She Always put her family first and was very proud of them and loved them immensely. I will miss her but I know she is at peace now and most of all she is with Ronnie again. Thank you Rudi for being such a good loyal friend.
I was sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I have fond memories of Bill growing up together in Douglas Church & of our Douglas youth group days. He was very smart & funny & always made everyone laugh. I hope the good memories help ease your pain.
I have been saddened to hear of Bill's death. I will always remember what a bright, eager and curious young man he was. My condolences and thoughts are with his family.
God bless Al's family and friends at this difficult time. Peace and strength from our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
John was a good friend and most of all a very good person who would help anyone at the drop of a dime.My sincere condolences to Carol,Bruce and Kevin for the loss of your husband and father.Even in Heaven John most certainly will still be rooting for his Illini.Rest In Peace my friend.
I went to school with Jackie, he was a good person, prayers for the family
So sorry to hear about cousin Al. We are unable to attend but send our thoughts and prayers to you all.
Len, Leigh, Shannon, Mary and Samantha I will miss Judy oh so much. All us girls loved Judy so and I hope we gave her as much laughter and joy over the years she surely gave us. My continue love and prayers during this time. Remember she loved you al so, so much!
Mom, This year has been extremely difficult on us all without you. I often wish my love could have healed you. I never truly realized how much you revolved around my daily life, until you were no longer here. You are missed more than words could ever say. I miss laying up in your bed with you, telling you about my day, hearing your voice, holding your hand. Most importantly, I am missing the memories we had yet to make together. You were supposed to be here to meet my boyfriend, walk me down the aisle, watch me get married, & meet my children. I feel so cheated no longer having you present. Although, I’m thankful for the 24 years of life you did give me. The world doesn’t shine as bright without you no longer in it. Since you’ve left, you’ve missed Ace getting her title in dock diving and #4 rank in the U.S. I got a job coaching recreational gymnastics at the NEW Downtown YMCA, which was finally built. I love working with the kids and watching them learn a new skill each week. I’m planning to work at Camp Compass again this coming summer. Robert finished at MTI + got a job as a phlebotomist. Robert + Lacee had their offer accepted on a house, which they will close on in July. I hope I’m making you proud and love you to the moon and back. Love, Your baby girl
Miss y0u Mary
Enjoyed working with Al at SCSO for many years. Condolences to all.
So sorry to hear of the passing of Roger! He was a long time Cabbage Patch friend!
Bill was a good friend, as well as a special person, that I knew from 2005 to 2022. His keen intelligence and sense of humor, his sincerity, and his affection, which persevered in spite of the adversity he experienced, endeared him to me throughout the years. Although Bill did not have much quality of life in his last years, he enhanced my quality of life, and he taught me about facing each day with courage, faith, and dignity. I feel fortunate to have had his companionship.
So sorry to hear of Roger's passing. He was a great friend and co worker. Judy. He will be greatly missed.
Sid, you've been a dear friend for many years and you will be solely missed. What a wonderful person.
Mary, Mike, Seth & Shelby Samantha & Family I am so very sorry for your loss. The worst is behind her now and the best is yet to come. May she Rest In Peace.
I knew Al and Lori since their children were little. Spent time at their home with his family.I know he will be greatly missed by ones that knew him and loved him.So sorry for their loss. Will meet him again at heaven’s gates.
Will keep your family in our prayers. Sorry We can't be there having surgery on the 8th
Judy and Ushman family…Linnea and I send along our heartfelt condolences o Roger’s passing. He was a jovial guy and always with a smile. We enjoyed him as one of our favorite House of Brews, Inc employees. God Bless.
Linda and family, I am very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Carol, Bob, Robbie and Janet, Mary and Don, and all family, my hugs and prayers to each of you.
My friend I can't find the words
I was blessed to have know Al enjoyed his sermons while he was Pastor at Easton he was a good guy.
What a great fella . I only knew him from coming in my store. Always a pleasure to be around . I had no idea he had served his vommuniti in such an Amazing way . You Sir will be greatly missed. Thank You for Your Service and May you rest in eternal peace.
Syd, we already miss you! Thank you for your many years of service to Springfield, Sangamon County, and to Sangamon County Republicans.
Judy so sorry for your loss.
Condolences to Judy and family. Sending prayers. Roger was a great man, always with a smile on his face. God be with you all
With much sorrow I express sincere sympathies on behalf of my brothers and sisters, the children of George and Ida Watkins. Though both of our parents were native to Springfield, our family moved to California when we were all still young. Over the years we had only a few opportunities to visit our extended family in Illinois. I treasure the memories I do have and particularly enjoyed the visits with Bill and his family. Though he seemed shy, I found him to be quite clever and fun to be around. Wishing we had shared more time together ... Rest in peace cousin Bill.
Thoughts n prayers with families rip syd
Condolences to family. Lost another long time friend Roger tell all of em Hello from me RIP
Mrs.Ushman, Sending Sympathy and Prayers to you and the Family my Mom (Cathy Williams (Dutch) always spoke very highly of you both. I'm very sorry for your loss.
Marilyn, We are so, so sorry to hear about Kent. Jesus holds him in His arms! We hold dear the memories of your Our Savior's days! Our condolences to your family.
Judy, Dalton Grace and I are heartbroken to hear of Roger's passing. He (you) stepped in when my dad left me. Walking me down the aisle and being the most wonderful grandparents to my babies. I can't put in to words what a loss this is for anyone that loved him. We are all here for you and love you. Sending hugs and love.
To Judy and the Ushman family Our deepest sympathies on Roger's passing. We truly enjoyed our lifelong friendship and running into the 2 of you out and about,being able to catch up. Roger will be missed by so many. Sending our prayers and much love to each of you. Bob and Andrea Frantz
To Judy and the Ushman family, Our deepest sympathies on Roger's passing. We truly have enjoyed our lifelong friendship and running into the 2 of you out and about and catching up. Roger will be missed by so many. Sending prayers for strength and much love to each of you. Bob and Andrea Frantz
Sorry for your loss sending hugs and prayers
So sorry for your loss Roger was a good person sending prayers and hugs
Our prayers are with Marilyn and the family. He was a good friend
My family and I have fond memories of Bill. Many years have passed since those days of youth meetings at church and work trips to Mountain Top. All of us knew Bill and will cherish his friendship. Ed Booher, Diana Joy, David, Sara, and Liz
Very sorry for your loss.
Dear Willie, I'm sorry to hear of Teri's passing. She was a wonderful woman with a beautiful smile and warm personality. Your in my prayers.
Sorry for all the Ffamily!! She was so sweet and loved doing everything at Church!!! Always volunteered for whatever was needed! Missing her already!
Willie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Teri was always so kind and funny and I know will always be missed. I wish there was something more a person could say or do at a time like this, but at least know we are thinking of you.
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for all during this time.
Jac & family, I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a beautiful person & I'm sorry I never met her. May God bring comfort through the wonderful memories you must share.
I'm saddened to hear of Bill's death and remember him fondly from Douglas United Methodist Church. He was a friend and I am grateful to and for him. My prayers and condolences to Linda and the rest of Bill's family.
Keep in mind, I was not the brightest student and usually took the least path of resistance. I knew Bill back when we attended Dubois Elementary and Grant Middle school. Bill was an excellent student. Bill loved math and science. He was always kind to me and enjoyed visiting when our paths crossed. Okay, new story to share. I’ve been keeping this a secret for a long while now. In middle school, we worked on a science project together. Basically he did the work. I did not comprehend what was going on. Or, I was just lazy. He saved me from a failing grade. He was not happy with me ;but, I remembered how much I appreciated him helping me. A year or so later, in middle school. Bill’s Science teacher approached my English class. They had a situation where Bill’s science group was accused of copying another group’s science project. The Science and English coordinated an idea to hold a hurry of his peers. To decide,if Bills group was innocent or guilty. If guilty, Bill would get an “F” on the project which was worth a great deal for his class. I was chosen to be on the Jury. A trial was held. We heard details from both science groups and went to deliberate. The prosecuting team (lasted a few days) and they had plenty of evidence against Bill’s group. It did not look good for his group. The first group vote was 11 to 1 to convict Bill’s group Guilty. I was lone the vote holding out. I knew in my heart that Bill was too smart and too kind to do that. I did not believe the other group, it was just hearsay. Bill had been kind to me several times in the past. He covered me when I was at my lowest. I owed it too him. It took me about a week to convince the other jury members. I just did not believe it was right to give someone F. Definitely not Bill. I never told Bill or anyone until now. I have a special place in my heart for him. His acts of kindness to me will never be forgotten.
To Polly and family: I am sorry for your loss, sending thoughts and prayers.
Sorry to hear to Bills passing. I have good memories of Bill during middle school. I lost touch in High School. He was one of the most intelligent people I knew. I ran into him a long while ago and introduced home to my twin boys. Had a nice visit. He will be truly missed. He came from such a nice family.
You will always be missed and loved. May your family accept my sympathy.
Rip brother you will be missed much i just learned of your passing today you will always be my brother and friend ! Always look to the east brother /G\
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find peace in knowing "The Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort can and wants to help you at this difficult time". 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4
I remember All of the good times i have had with grandpa
RIP dear Uncle Adolf. You will always be loved remembered…
RIP dear Uncle Adolf. You will always be loved remembered…
RIP dear Uncle Adolf. You will always be loved remembered…
She dazzled me in high school. So lovely. My condolences to the people she loved and who loved her.
Teri was always kind to my daughter Zoe, spouse Cynthia, and to me. We often disagreed, but she was never rude. Stubborn? Dedicated? Persistent? Un-yielding in her view of ethics and morality? Oh, yes! Our world was brighter (and surely more lively and interesting) because of her. Rest in peace, Old Lion.
She will be missed. Prayers for her family.
Aunt susie was so much fun. She went on vacation with Tracy, Sheila,Susan and I We all enjoyed her so much. She always made us laugh
Terri was one of my dearest work friends at the DDS in the late 1970’s. Our closed contact ended when I moved out of state in 1979, but we would have lunch whenever I was in town. We connected on many levels, finally losing touch over the years as our lives took us in different directions, but I always remembered her with the greatest regard. She was simply a joy to know. I wish you all peace at this time, knowing that the great love that surrounded her surrounds you still.
Sharon and Rebecca, I am so sorry to here that Jack has passed. He was a wonderful man and I enjoyed my time at DOC with you both. Enjoyed your stories of little Rebecca etc. God loves you all.
Willie, Terri was a force. She freed so many people. What a legacy! May God grant you peace.
In memory of Terri Healing light to all of her family, especially Lisa.♥️
What a wonderful legacy Terri has left. My deepest condolences to her family on this sad occasion. Peace and healing light to Lisa and all of her family and friends. I remember her as a beautiful, kind person from childhood and school, the "Park" neighborhood and Munster High School. May the memory of Terri be a blessing to all who knew her.
I am so sorry to hear this....I played in band with Teri at Munster High School, and went to school with her until we graduated. She will be missed by myself and I'm sure everyone who knew her, she was a good person with a heart of gold. RIP Teri
Teri was one of a kind. Her soul was as beautiful as her smile and kindness. You were my mentor for employment and personally. Fly high my friend, sing and play music loudly so I can feel it in my soul.
Mom I know you are in Heaven & you are happy & healthy. That's what I want for you, but I miss you so much! Everytime I get off work, go to the mailbox, or am watching a video about the Duggars I want to call you. I miss our shopping trips every other weekend. I love you so much & I miss you every day! I will cherish every memory & picture I have of you! You will forever be in my heart & I will forever miss you, but I'm glad you are no longer sick. Give all of our family members that are with you in Heaven a big hug for me.
Sharon and family: I was so shocked and saddened to learn of Jack's passing. Jack was such a great guy. I enjoyed working with him at Corrections both in the office as well as our many travels to Chicago. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during the difficult time.
My deepest sympathies to Sharon and the rest of the Huffman family. Jack was a good friend of mine at DOC. We played basketball together during lunch for many years. We loved talking about the Bears. Great memories.
Danette, Dawn, Doug and family, I am sorry for your loss. You have my family's deepest and most sincere condolences.
Kim, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. My prayers are with you your Mom and brother.
I was in the Macomb Illinois national guard with Louis Lee. We were activated & sent to Camp Cook California for training & then on to Korea in1952. I too was with the 8 th army in Korea. I talked to Louis last fall on the phone. A Great man! Ken Cole
Bob was such fun to work with at St. Francis Convent. He had a new story every day he came to work. He was always eager to share American History. I have really fond memories of him.
I played softball with Jack for many years, he was a darn good pitcher and a lot of fun to share a summer evening with. My deepest sympathies on your loss
Sharon Ann and family, my deepest condolences to you on the passing of Jack. He was one of the best bosses I’ve ever had. He always believed in me and we always had a good relationship! Always had lots of fun singing oldies and Jimmy Buffett songs when we were traveling on the road! Prayers for peace and comfort for your family. ❤️
Lonnie was the best cousin and friend anyone could hope for. He will be sorely missed by so many. There will be no more visits, calls, texts or emails but he will always be right here in all our hearts and we will never forget his kindness, hearty laugh, and expert of all things that grow. A perfect world would be full of people like him. It is such a blessing to know he is laid to rest in the beautiful and peaceful Camp Butler National Cemetery. With love to Lonnie, his beautiful Pam, Nick, Nathan, Aunt Maxine, his precious granddaughters, and family.
Melissa, we were saddened to hear of Jack's passing. Greg always enjoyed talking with him after softball games in Chatham. He was the team pitcher, and a good one.
Po Lin and I will ask for Gods blessing on Lou and Myers family. Lou fought many legislative battles in Springfield and in Washington on behalf of veterans His most important battle was the one to save ROTC in Illinois in 1990. Lou A graduate of Western Illinois knew the importance of ROTC and to keep it in Illinois he worked to override the veto of then governor Edgar, our officers in Illinois today owe a deep debt of gratitude to lou Myers
Pam I am so sorry for you and your boys loss. I didn’t find out until Thursday night that Lonnie had passed away, or I would have come to the visitation. He was such a good person and just know that I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Deepest sympathy Edna, Roger, Darrell and family. Summer vacation of my childhood always included a few days with Connie.
Dear Edna, Roger, Darrel and family, So very sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Our love and prayers are with you all. Love Cousin Dewey and Family
Our condolences to all the Gedman family, esp. Betty & Joe.
Our sympathy & condolences to all the Moser family, esp. George & Jan, & Gary. May Judy rest in Peace.
Brother Bob, Rest in Peace. Sincerely, Wayne F. Wehrheim SUVCW Camp 67, Peoria, IL.
Bob was my Brother, in the Sons of Union Veterans and my Companion, in the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. He was an important, and much valued, part of both organizations and will be greatly missed. D.W. Sherman, Jr., Commander; Illinois Commandery MOLLUS
Dick, my sincerest sympathy.
Darrell and family so sorry for loss of your mom thoughts n prayers are with you , will miss her presence
So sorry for your loss. He was such a pleasure to work with. He was a kind soul.
Dear Paula, Robert & I were so sad to hear of the passing of Poppa Lou. He was truly an amazing man. We were privileged to have known him. We send you our deepest condolences and know that he is rejoicing in the beautiful Kingdom of God’s home. Many Our Blessed Lord and the angels in heaven surround you and your family with comfort and peace as you celebrate his life. You and all our in our prayers!
He was our good neighbor in Cantrall for many, many years and will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends.
We will always have fond memories of having Polly and Lou as our neighbors, particularly being escorted out on Lake Petersburg by Lou on their pontoon boat for the 4th of July fireworks and the patriotic music that Lou would play on his speaker. Lou was such a bright man and a wonderful conversationalist. We will miss him dearly.
THE WORLD WILL MISS A GREAT MAN, SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS POLLY WE ARE THINKING OF YOU AND PRAYING FOR THE STRENGTH TO GET YOU THROUGH THIS TIME. LOVE YOU
Our thoughts and prayers to family and friends. In the days to come may you find some peace in the memories you shared.
Such a wonderful man. I enjoyed bringing Dinah Comfort Dog to visit him at Eastland. God’s blessings of peace to his family and friends.
Sending my sincere condolences to you, Polly. It has been a pleasure to have known both of you.
You are in my prayers, Polly. It has been such a pleasure knowing both of you.
Loving thoughts and memories of Uncle Lee with family gatherings and During hunting time at the Myer's Family Farm. Niece, Melinda LeeAnne and great-nephew, Benjamin Charles Morrell
Polly and family, please know that Frank and I are thinking of you in these difficult moments. Praying that your faith and strength comfort you.
Sincere condolences from the State of Washington. We will miss hearing her on on monthly state Etag calls and will miss her passion for all things medicaid and her focus on those for whom she was such a strong advocate. Pat's reach and influence went beyond her home state and we send our deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Lou will be greatly missed. His spirit and legacy will live on through his children and their children. Love and prayers to Polly and the kids.
It was an Honor and a privilege to know such a Great Man! You will be missed my friend!
I’m so sorry for your loss! I remember Jane and I had been digging a cave. It was very slow going. Lonnie Joe came to Calumet for a visit, and boy, could he dig fast. He helped us finish that cave. It’s a fond memory!
Thank you, Lou, for all you have done for service members. There are some tough shoes that need to be filled. Our community misses you.
Lou had a beautiful spirit. He was a gentle man and accomplished a lot in his lifetime. My husband and I met Lou in ROA over 30 years ago.
I'm so sorry to hear of Lonnie's passing. He was a dear friend and fellow SC Greeter. We shared many good times working together. Just a genuinely nice, thoughtful man! He loved his family and adored his two granddaughters. He fought a brave fight with his illness. My thoughts and prayers are with Pam, Nick, Nathan, his granddaughters, and his family. May he rest in peace.
Polly and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Lou's legacy will forever live on. I am lucky to have known him and to work with him. RIP Lou....
My memories of Ellen were at Luther High . . . she was a beautiful, funny, caring gal who always smiled, truly loved life and was a person to look up to. My condolences to her family. She will be missed.
Such a good friend and co-worker. We used to have a "BUD" or two after work and claimed it was sore back medicine. Going to be missed very much. Condolences to the family and friends.
Very sorry to hear of this loss. Sympathies to all.
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will truly be missed.
I have been a friend of Steve for 56 years, and have many memories of Ellen, her kind words, her humor, her love of family and her steadfast faith, it was always exciting when the family came to visit before Christmas ;we spent the entire time laughing, Ellen was so humorous, I know the Lord love's her all the more for that. our sympothy to Steve, Liz and Susan
We are so sorry for your loss to your family and Jane Schmidt and friends! You were wonderful friend such a pleasure to see and visit with you and you’re going to be missed her by everyone. Please accept our condolences and prayers to all of you who are left behind to mourn this wonderful man.
A dearly loved grandfather of Chris Kerry Ellis Dee & Olivia~Mo xx
Wonderful memories of dear Ellen...teaching with her was a joy...will never forget the hilarious 40th Birthday she planned for me!
Steve...So sad to hear this news. We'll be thinking about you and the girls.
I was saddened to read in the paper the death of Nita. She was such a fun person to be around and my prayers go to her family. We shared an office at SHS for over 22 years and chaperoned Ski Trips, traveled to Pentwater, Michigan several summers, coached Field Hockey together, went antiquing together and enjoyed many other things. We had a lot of good laughs that will be remembered for a long time to come. Nita-you will be missed and the many memories we shared will never be forgotten. May you rest in the peace with the Angels in Heaven and once more-thank you for all the memories.
Shared memory of Nita Jones
To Jodean's Family, extended family and friends. We send our deepest sympathy our thoughts will be with you all on Monday. With sympathy and Love. - Marvin, Barbara, Scot and Nadine Boulanger.
Sending my expression of sympathy on the passing of your mother, Debbie. She was an icon at SHS and leaves a legacy through all of the many students, especially young women, she influenced over the years.
Pat was an amazing voice for the ones who could not speak for themselves. She brought passion and empathy to the workplace and spread so much joy and laughter around her. Her quick wit and hearty laughter echoed in her office where she welcomed everyone! I was fortunate to have interacted with Pat for several years and she will be missed dearly.
To David family, sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prays
Condolences to the entire family. R.I.P.
Thoughts & prayers to your family. You truly are loved by so many & will be missed. I enjoyed working with you a our family tree project and all your knowledge & input.
Our sincere sympathy. Anita and Bruce Bernardo
Dear Adolph, I will remember you fondly and as a young man visiting our home and hanging with my dad. Soar high dear cousin and I know you will be happy in the reunion with all the family
Will miss you rest in peace
Ahh, that's better.
Sorry the photo didn't load right. Not sure how to fix that. Anyway, we planned a little luncheon for Pat to celebrate her retirement. We found a fluffy purple bathrobe and had everyone write a note to her on green fabric. Some of the notes were hilarious. It was one of those "you had to be there moments." She had big plans of lounging around during her newly discovered free time however it didn't last long. The call for service awoke her from her bathrobe induced slumber and she went on back to work on a special contract.
Pat was my supervisor for 12 years. However, she treated me as a colleague and was such a wonderful mentor for nearly half of my career with the state. She had an amazing ability to manage all of the personalities in our bureau. Trust me when I say that none of us were shrinking violets. She was such an effective advocate for those who were underserved. I learned so much from her. Pat will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to her family.
I will miss sitting with you and listening to all your many stories. You seemed to have a story for any and all situations. Rest in peace.
We meet only one time when they was in Stockholm Sweden, it was my dad who infoming me that i have family members in USA, I have never ben in USA but My grandfather lived there in 15 years before he move back to Sweden.ok this was a litel storry from the past. R .I .P
Ellen was always a ray of sunshine, always happy, and always smiling. She was so much fun to be around and we will always cherish the too short time we spent with her. “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die”…Thomas Campbell
Sorry to hear about Geraldine’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to the family. My grandfather Bennie Boehm was a brother to Geraldine’s father Oren.
Praying for you all. we will miss Geri.
We had a lot of fun together back in the day!!
I was fortunate to work with Pat for 2 years. She was an amazing, energetic and welcoming lady. She was so passionate about helping unfortunate IL citizens receiving Medical Benefits. She was the encyclopedia of the Medicaid policy. IL will miss her forever. May her soul Rest In Peace.
Mark, Jenn, Payton, Riley, an Avery. So sorry to hear of the loss of Mark's mother, your Mother-in-law Jenn, and your girls grandma. I will be praying for your family for comfort and healing. Love all of you.
Adolfo, you are the last of a generation of all my aunts and uncles - be you a Manci or a Stevens. You traveled in a world of your own, skimming the edges of family like a dragonfly on a pond - seldom landing for any length of time. I can only imagine how happy Nonna is to have you by her side again. Rest in peace dear uncle. Per Sempre Famiglia
I've known Wendy for 26 years and she was always a joy to talk too! She will be deeply missed. Thoughts and prayers with her entire family.
My deepest condolences to Pat's family and friends. She was my friend, colleague and supervisor at HFS.. I once told her that she tricked me into always trying to do my best by believing in me so much that I couldn't let her down. Pat made this world, and my world, a better place. She was loved and will be missed.
I only knew you as a precocious 6 year old in Crown Point. You were my 1st Cousin once removed. Farewell.
My Dear Cousins. I am so sorry. It is so hard as you know even if it's been expected. My heart is so heavy and everytime I think of him and both of you it brings me to tears. It was a beautiful obituary. My thoughts and prayers are with you. As you both know this is never easy. When I think of Uncle Ed I picture him up in heaven with your Mother. Let me know how the funeral went. I will be thinking of you tomorrow and in the days to come.
I worked with Pat in many of our various roles over the years. She was always good to work with even when we disagreed on direction. I am so sorry for your loss.
Barbara's Red Hat Friends send our condolences to her family. We will truly miss her; this is the 17th year our group has been together. She was a lovely lady, kind, generous and courageous. She was an inspiration to all of us. She rests in peace with the Lord now. God Bless her family.
I remember Chris from our time in school he and I were on the wrestling team together and I am so sorry to hear that Chris had passed away I am sorry for your loss
What a good picture of Wendy. That is how I will remember her. I worked with her for several years. She was always so pleasant with that great smile. She always talked about traveling after retirement. We really never know what the future holds. My only wish is that she accepted Christ sometime during her years so we can meet in Heaven.
After working with Pat day in and day out for 9 years I was spoiled. Although, as she always liked to remind me she was 6 months younger than me, I actually always felt that she was my mentor. She wrote beautifully and very cogently and spoke to any size group convincingly, without notes and only referred to bullet points occasionally. She said what so many of us were thinking only she said it more eloquently. She made state and federal policies and legislation understandable to those around her. She stood up for those who were disadvantaged and found themselves on the margins of society. She was brave ... And she did all this with a mischievous sense of humor. I have never laughed so much or so consistently in a work environment. Although it's been over 30 years since we worked together my years of working with Pat were the highlight of my working years. She was so proud of her children and her grandchildren. I can only imagine the loss her family feels and my heart goes out to them.
Pat was a champion of all things good. Her work in Medicaid policy (where I knew her) helped so many people. Whether it was an individual case or big policy issue, you could count on Pat to work out the kinks. She world will miss her.
I had the privilege of working with Pat for the last 3 or 4 years. She was always kind and full of positivity. She always had a way of making every person feel equally valued. The state of Illinois has lost an amazing advocate. I send my heartfelt condolences to her family. May you all find comfort in knowing that she was loved and valued by many many people.
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Pat for many years and always appreciated her knowledge, expertise and friendship. She was one of the kindest, most caring people I knew. I will keep your family in my prayers.
Even after your death, I still think of you often. Remembering the last Christmas we spent together, at Staci’s with family. You loved the prime rib! But our best time together was in Chicago on your birthday. So much fun at The Steve Harvey Show! Then martinis at The Westin before our fabulous dinner at The Rosebud. Sadly, we had to go back home to reality the next day. I’m sure there are beaches in heaven, so when I get there, I’ll know where to find you. I’ll love you forever my friend.
Pat was always engaging when we worked on mutual issues in the Illinois State Legislature. I was pleased to have her connect with the ALUUC (Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation), in which we expressed shared values.
I had never Pat in person, but we had many work meetings together. The sound of her cheerful voice always brought a smile to my face. She was easy to talk to and was passionate about her work. I am fortunate to have come across a wonderful person like her in my life. Truly admirable!
Pat was an amazing person who cared for many people. She was encouraging and a joy to work under. She will be truly missed.
Such an amazing kind person. She cared so much about others, and passionate about helping those less fortunate. You will be missed my friend. Lifting prayers.
Dan, Ron and Brian - so sorry for your loss! I had lunch with your Mom and my Mom (Rita) just months before Mom died. Aunt Barbara was so full of energy, it was amazing and inspiring.
Pat was such a kind and loving spirit. You never saw her without a ready smile and a kind word. RIP dear Pat.
Reno and Brian, I’m so sorry to hear about Joanie. I smile when I think about the first time I came to your house in college and met her. She always made me laugh. She will be missed.
RIP Nick. It's been years since I've seen you. Give your dad and uncle Gary a hug for me.
Phyllis- Please accept my most sincere sympathies upon your dad's passing. His obituary reflects a wonderful husband, father, and community member. You and your family reflect his goodness. I can imagine his pride in you all! My thoughts are with you all.
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.
I'm so sorry to hear of Wendy's passing. She was always such a bright soul, and had an infectious smile that made others feel happy as well. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.
May God keep you in his Loving care, R.I.P. ❤️
You were a dear friend, John. I will miss you everyday.❤
Happy Mother’s Day in Heaven Mom . We miss you . Soar with the Angel’s . Give our love to the rest of the family with you . Love Linda, Roger and Tiana
God be with you now dear friend. Sincerely Mike and Rick Campbell
Jim, I am so sorry to see this so late. Your Mother was a very kind and wonderful person. Take care!
Karen, condolences to you and the family. He will be missed by the entire community.
Randy and family. Sorry for your loss. Prayers.
REST IN PARADISE
FLY HIGH NICK W YOUR COUSINS ANS FAMILY MEMBERS IN HEAVEN YOU ARE OUR ANGEL AND YOUR FAMILY GUARDIAN ANGEL LOTS OF LOVE AUNT D AND HER FAMILY
What a beautiful picture, just how I remember her.Fly high my sweet friend, see you on the other side.
Rich, Ritchie or 'Ri-shard', one word always said it all. It doesn't seem like I could adequately describe him to someone who didn't know him. He was always such a constant, especially at fun events. Just a great guy who always had a funny quip or a quick insightful retort. He will be sorely missed. May his boat on this new trip always be filled with bait, buddies, beer and respectable catches...
Wendy led many adventures while at MacMurray College. A stein at Bahan's is lifted in your honor.
To Rich's family. I feel like I've known Rich my whole life. He and my brother Tommy were best friends. Rich would always be at our family get togethers to share laughs, drink a beer..or two, and to enlighten us with his quick wit and humor! (And boy did he have quick wit and comebacks that would bring tears from laughing so hard! Tommy can't be there and he asked me to stand in for the Knox"s to show our respect and the love we all had for Rich. Unfortunately I too cannot make it but please know Rich was loved by all of us and was considered a brother to our family! Again, please know since we are unable to be there in person, we are there in Spirit. Whenever you think about Rich a chuckle immediately followed. Those are the memories we will cherish... Most Sincerely & and with love, Marcia Kay Knox sister of Tommy Knox
Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family
Lots of great memories with Wendy as her neighbor. She loved sitting on her deck enjoying her fish pond and fire pit relaxing.
Barb, I’m sending hugs, prayers and love. Brothers are such a special part of our lives, always hold those memories you made with him close in your heart.
Karen and family we are so sorry for your loss. Gary was a kind man. Friend to many his Sharp shop became the place to get everything sharpened . Our prayers are with you and your family.
Rest in peace Darla .Deepest sympathy to Her Family
Karen, So very sorry to learn of your husband's passing.. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.
R. I. P. Aunt Carol, love you always.
Karen & family: so sorry to see that Gary passed away. I know you will miss him daily, but will have precious memories of healthier times in your heart.
Carol you will be missed and always in our hearts.
Harvey, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
I knew Rodger in the mid-80's when we both worked at Human Services Center in Peoria. I remember his quirky sense of humor, his excellent, somewhat sarcastic wit, and his kindness. He was a gentle man. Multi-talented, a deep thinker, a lover of beer. He understood the ironies of life and approached them with compassionate humor. His ability to reach people at a therapeutic yet human level was something I always appreciated. Even though we'd lost touch years ago, he'd pop up in my memories always prompting a feeling of warmth and happiness. Rodger was one of those people you just carried around with you in your head despite him being a rather quiet, unassuming person. Every interaction I had with him was positive A rare spirit who left things, and people, better than they were before.
Some of my VERY BEST memories include Rich. Witty, aware, unpretenious with more than a little bit of Desperado in German sensibilities.Hard worker, proficient partier, accomplished outdoorsman. One of the darn few who ALWAYS got the punchline. Until that time Eustis.
what a great guy!!!!
So sorry to hear of Marge's passing. Was so nice to see her a few years back when Don and I made a run through Springfield. Always had a good memory and nice stories to tell. All of you are in our thoughts.
such a very sweet woman very kind i took care of her apt before i retired last year so sorry to hear this
I have many wonderful memories of our families getting together. Nothing better than a "bunch" of cousins to play with or to share memories with in our adult years. You will be missed.
I am sad to hear about Rich's passing. I want to express my condolences to the Lueck family and pray that God will give peace and strength to them during this time.
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
So sorry for your loss.
Doris was my Sunday school teacher at Faith Lutheran church. I’ll never forget her. I think of her when I see the Bible she gave me for learning the books of the Bible! May she Rest In Peace.
We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. When I told our sons they all said what a sweet woman she was. They remember her as the resident surrogate grandmother on the block. Always ready to listen to their stories and share a cookie with them. We also remember her kindness, for example when our son was laid up in a body cast and she brought him a toy/trinket every day! She will be missed.
He was a wonderful person
I was saddened to learn of Jeannie's ( as we knew her ) passing. She was the first neighbor that I remembered as a kid, and always was so nice! My folks as well thought a lot of her and Bill...
Rick and Tom were good friends with my husband Charlie Lowe . I’m sure they are probably having a beer right now . R. I. P.
Joe, so sorry for your loss.
Im am so sorry for your loss. Chris was a good guy.
I have many many great memories riding in the country on the golf cart with Carole looking at all the nature and taking the dogs for rides down by the crick. She will be greatly missed.
I enjoyed the after church fellowship with Ann when she was able to attend and the attention given to my Kitty Boy at Blessing of the Animals gatherings. She and Bill were cat lovers. Ann was very lovely & kind. May she rest for eternity in peace with God the father.
Tom is one of my many first cousins! We spent several years when we were young kids playing and going to the State Fair. We had a ton of fun when we were 9,10, 11,12 yrs old. I lived in Peoria Illinois at the time and we would come to Springfield to see my cousins. My sympathy to all of Tom’s family and friends.
So sorry for your loss. I have many fun high school many with Chris.
Pat, Theresa & Nick We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Sending prayers and hugs your way.
Pat and Theresa So very sorry to hear about this. We wanted you to know that we're thinking about you and we're praying for your family.
To the Bozarth family, our prayers and thought are with you during this time of loss. Chris was a super good guy and will be missed many. Rick DeVault and family.
So very sorry for the Bozarth family. Spent a lot of time there as a kid. I had such a crush; he was so handsome . Prayers for healing as your family endured such a great loss.
To my cousin also known as Uncle Chris! We will forever remember you!!! You helped me ride my bike when was five, you helped me tie my shoes for school, Me and Conner loved wrestling around house with you! I will miss you forever and loved that you got to go see our good lord! Be happy and in peace
I feel a deep sadness hearing about the passing of Jeannie Marshall. She was a very talented person and a wonderful friend.
Glenna, so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
Chris you will be dearly missed. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ♥️
Friends with Carole for over 50 years & our Tax "LADY". She will be missed!! Deepest sympathy to her family.
To The Donaldson Family: I was saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved mother. Delbert and Louise have been part of many legendary family stories. The patience and care for us under the guidance of your mother has been appreciated by all of us. Sending blessings to your family.
Theresa, Pat and family: Sorry for your loss. I’ll keep you in my prayers.
Theresa, Pat, Nick: our sincere condolences for the heartbreaking loss of Craig. What beautiful memories we have of Craig in our home with his kindness and a helping hand, all the beautiful Proms and Homecomings, basketball games, and Craig on our vacations with his warm smile of happiness! You were always loved and appreciated! Miss you, The Hogan’s Dan, Mary Rose, Nikki, Allie, Hunter, Danielle and David, Blakelee, Davie
Pat, Theresa, Nick and all of the family- You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Pat So sorry for your loss My Prayers are with you and your family
We are praying for you. We love you.
I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. I remember her from the IDOR. She was a very nice lady. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Pat and Theresa Sorry for your loss Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for the days to come May the Lord be with you
Mother in law. You have been part of my life for over 30 years. Taught me many things... your potato soup recipe will be continued. All 3 boys survived to adulthood, that was truely a joint effort. RIP,
Pat & Theresa, I am so sorry for your loss. Your whole family has been in my thoughts and prayers.
A dear friend. I have many fond memories of time spent with Wauline, honoring our colonial ancestors. I am grateful for
April Smith posted on 3/29/23