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Veronica Bestler

Veronica-Bestler

Date Of Birth

Dec-25-1990

Date of Death

May-23-2017

City

Hampshire

State

IL

Country

USA

Veronica Noel Bestler, age 26, of Hampshire passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. She was born on Christmas Day, 1990. Veronica was loved by her parents Michael and Gina (Stevens) Bestler. Growing up as the 2nd oldest of eight, Veronica was known as one of the leaders to her younger siblings. Sometimes as the leader the blame stopped with her, but she never let herself get in trouble alone. Veronica was quick to share the blame to avoid the inevitable reprimand. Bungee jumping off the family silo is just a small example of what fun the family had together. Veronica always enjoyed doing her makeup. When she and her siblings were young, Veronica would line up her sisters to give them make overs. She never wanted to be seen without her make up done, to the extent of applying her makeup on the school bus in the morning and removing it just as fast at the end of the day before getting home. She was always prepared to look her best in the, even in the case of a fire, ju...

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Joyce Crobbe

Joyce -Crobbe

Date Of Birth

Sep-06-1942

Date of Death

May-17-2017

City

Maple Park

State

IL

Country

USA

Joyce A. Crobbe, age74 of Maple Park passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Joyce was born into this world Wednesday, September 16, 1942 at her home in Maple Park, the daughter of Spainer C. and Ruth E. (Snyder) Pearson.: She grew up in Maple Park and attended local schools. Joyce was also proud to have been a member of the Girl Scouts. She graduated from Kaneland High School in 1960. Joyce dated a young man from Maple Park, Roland “Butch” Crobbe, all the way through high school. Butch and Joyce were united in marriage on June 1, 1960 at the Geneva United Methodist Church. These high school sweethearts would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary in just a few short weeks. Joyce and Butch never lived more than a few blocks away from the house Joyce was born in, in Maple Park. Their first home was one block south from her family home, next was three blocks further south. Finally she and Butch settled in their current home on the corner ...

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Ferne Conley

Ferne-Conley

Date Of Birth

Sep-06-1925

Date of Death

May-11-2017

City

Geneva

State

IL

Country

USA

Ferne Ethleen Conley, 91, of Batavia, formerly of Geneva and West Chicago, IL, died May 11, 2017, at Michealsen Health Center in Batavia, IL. Ferne Ethleen McMurray was born on September 6, 1925, on the family farm near Liberty, Nebraska. The daughter of Herbert and Grace (McNutt) McMurrary. After graduating from College View High School in Lincoln, Ferne moved to Illinois where she worked in the Kane County Recorder’s Office beginning in 1944. In 1945, she married Ralph Eugene Conley in Elburn. They raised their three children in Geneva and West Chicago. Ralph and Ferne opened Conley Pharmacy in 1960 in West Chicago. While in West Chicago, Ferne was active in PTA at Turner School and West Chicago Junior High School. After moving back to Geneva in 1980, Ferne became very involved in her family’s genealogy. She compiled volumes of family history and information. Ferne’s sense of family could be seen in the traditions she cherished, like personalized Christmas stockings fo...

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Camden Michael Laster

Camden Michael-Laster

Date Of Birth

May-04-2017

Date of Death

May-04-2017

City



State

IL

Country

USA

Camden Michael Laster was born into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, May 4, 2017 to his loving parents, Kevin and Corey (Werrbach) Laster, one big brother Ryland and big sister, Addysen; paternal grandparents, Gene and Arlene Laster; maternal grandparents, Douglas and Karen Werrbach; one maternal great-grandmother Dana Olson; Aunts and Uncles: Kelly and Chris Hoguet, Kristy and Christopher Van Dorpe, Katelynn Werrbach, Jovanny Gonzalez; Cousins: Carter and Brooke Hoguet, Teagan and Kason Van Dorpe; many great-aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his maternal and paternal great-grandparents; cousins: Shelby and Michael Werrbach and one great-aunt, Susan Olson-Lang. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m., with a funeral service to follow at 10:30 a.m.., Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Lord of Life Church, 40W605 IL Route 38, Elburn, IL 60119. Rev. Matt Blackford, pastor of the church will officiate with interment to follow at Blackberry Township Cemetery, Elburn. Memorials ca...

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Donald Bower

Donald -Bower

Date Of Birth

May-06-1927

Date of Death

May-03-2017

City

North Aurora

State

IL

Country

USA

Donald W. Bower, who was three days shy of his 90th birthday, passed away peacefully at his home in North Aurora, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. He was born May 6, 1927 in Aurora, the son of Wilbur and Tona (Wolfe) Bower. Don grew up on a farm out by Kaneville and attended local schools. He graduated from Kaneville High School with the class of 1945. Following graduation, Don spent two years putting in hard work on the family farm before continuing his education at the Northern Illinois State Teachers College, now N.I.U. in DeKalb. Don wasn’t just studying books, but also a certain young woman, Donna Vee Butts. He received his diploma but lost his heart before enlisting in the United States Air Force. He proudly served his country during the Korean War as an air traffic controller in Japan. He and Donna Vee were married on April 18, 1953 before Don was deployed to Japan. He was honorably discharged in September of 1956. Don return...

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Anna Turk

Anna-Turk

Date Of Birth

Jul-25-1915

Date of Death

Apr-25-2017

City

Aurora

State

IL

Country

USA

Anna M. Turk, age 101, of Aurora, formerly of Virgil, went to be with her Lord in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 22, 2017 at her home. Anna was born into this world on Sunday, July 25, 1915 in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph F. and Eleanor M. (Smrz) Jedlicka. She attended St. Procopius Church and school in Chicago. Anna left school to take care of her parents and remained at home. Anna came to Virgil to a shivaree following her aunt’s wedding and there is where she met Eugene Turk. On June 16, 1934 she and Eugene were united in marriage. They made their home in Virgil until 1942 when they began farming. Anna and Eugene retired in 1962 and returned to town where they lived until her beloved husband passed away in 1992. In the spring of 1996 Anna moved to her new home at Fox Knoll in Aurora. She was excited to get away from housekeeping and maintaining a garden. After working with her husband on the farm, Anna worked for a short time at Campana in Batavia. She wa...

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Thomas Larson

Thomas -Larson

Date Of Birth

Dec-20-1934

Date of Death

Apr-19-2017

City

Huntley

State

IL

Country

USA

Thomas “Tom” Larson, age 82, of Huntley, passed away into the arms of his savior, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family after his body succumbed to the stressors of many medical complications on April 19, 2017. The family is forever grateful for the surgeons, nurses and staff that were so caring and compassionate while Tom was in their care. He was born on December 20, 1934, in Waukesha, WI, and was a wonderful early Christmas gift for Harold and Violet Larson. Tom was the first born of four, very unique boys. Tom grew up in Waukesha and attended local schools. He graduated from Waukesha Union High School with the class of 1952. Although the name on his diploma was Thomas, his unofficial name was “Frenchie”. He went on to attend Lake Forest College and soon married his high school sweetheart, Mary Maxine Hepp. “Max” and Tom were blessed with three children. Their paths diverged after a time, but fate would smile on Tom once again. Tom began a 20 y...

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Joseph Graves

Joseph -Graves

Date Of Birth

Jan-20-1986

Date of Death

Apr-15-2017

City

Batavia

State

IL

Country

USA

Joseph “Joey” Graves, age 31, of Batavia, IL, was tragically taken from this world on Saturday, April 15, 2017. He was born on January 20, 1986, in Geneva, IL, to proud parents, Charles and Linda (Feece) Graves. Joey grew up in Batavia and attended local schools. He graduated from Batavia High School with the class of 2005. Before leaving with diploma in hand, Joey made a name for himself in many sports, but he was known especially for wrestling. He continued his education, as well as his wrestling career, at Waubonsee Community College. Joey worked in many different areas, including Banfield Veterinarian Clinic, construction and Anthony Murano Company, a wholesale produce business in Chicago. Joey had the distinction of being awarded the title “Class Daredevil” in the high school yearbook, a reputation he was all too happy to wear. It followed him into adulthood and endeared him to many people in all walks of life. He had a big heart and wore it on his sleeve. He put ...

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Nancy Wheeler

Nancy -Wheeler

Date Of Birth

Sep-30-1957

Date of Death

Apr-06-2017

City

Elburn

State

IL

Country

USA

Nancy Rose (Landrie) Wheeler, age 59, of Elburn, IL, formerlly of Omaha, NE passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her family on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Northwestern Delnor Hospital in Geneva, IL. She was born into this world on Monday, September 30, 1957 in Omaha, NE, the beautiful daughter of William Henry and Mary Iolene (Petrikin) Landrie. Being her mother’s baby girl, Nancy, number 7 of 8 children, always seemed to be able to get away with more than her siblings. She was the family tattle tale, Nancy told all of her secrets to her mom. Growing up Nancy never wanted to wear dresses and put curls in her hair, she was down in the dirt and mud as a tom-boy. Nancy had fun running around with the neighborhood gang of Catholic kids. Nancy was proud to have attended Cathedral Grade and Middle Schools in Omaha, NE and graduated from Mercy High School also in Omaha. After graduation Nancy felt the calling to help the elderly. She first started working at Montclair Nursing Home ...

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Gary Paris

Gary-Paris

Date Of Birth

Mar-14-1957

Date of Death

Apr-04-2017

City

Maple Park

State

IL

Country

USA

Gary R. Paris, age 60, of Maple Park, IL, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. He was born March 14, 1957, in Aurora, to proud parents, Robert Sr. and Merna (Johnson) Paris. Gary grew up in Batavia which is where he met his future wife, he just didn’t know it yet. He continued on to Batavia High School where he was a proud member of the football team, but focused mainly in the area of mechanics, taking many classes at the Fox Valley Career Center at Kaneland High School. Gary graduated in 1975 with a diploma and “fabulous hair”. Throughout his high school years, Gary put his knowledge to work, taking jobs at various service stations in Batavia. That trend continued while he continued his education at Waubonsee Community College. His love of mechanics may have stemmed from his father, but one thing that never got passed down from Robert Sr., was his tools. Gary eventually became ASE Certified in many areas of his expertise, was the proud owner of his own tools an...

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