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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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Patricia A. Jones

Patricia A.-Jones

Date Of Birth

May-06-1940

Date of Death

Apr-03-2017

City

Palos Hills

State

IL

Country

USA

Patricia Jones age 76, resident of Palos Hills passed away April 3, 2017 at her Daughters home in Maple Park Pat was born May 6, 1940 in Chicago to the late Edward and Lucille (Gift) Kremsner. Growing up in Oak Lawn Patricia was the oldest sister to Judy (Taylor) and the youngest Jerry Kremsner. Patricia met her future husband Robert Jones when she was 18 on a bus travelling to the horse stables where she loved to spend her free time. They both had a passion for animals especially dogs and horses. Robert and Patricia were married in May of 1962 and five years later Pat gave birth to their first daughter Christine. Three years later they had their second child a son named Corey. Early in their marriage Pats’ husband Robert had become very ill with a condition making it difficult for him to breathe. During this time Patricia had to care for the whole family. Only three years after Corey was born Robert passed away leaving Pat to raise two young children alone. Patricia work...

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E. Jeanette Dieckman

E. Jeanette -Dieckman

Date Of Birth

Jan-13-1941

Date of Death

Mar-28-2017

City

Batavia

State

IL

Country

USA

E. Jeanette Dieckman, age 76, of Batavia, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 surrounded by family at her home at The Holmstad-Park Manor in Batavia. Jeanette was born January 13, 1941 in West Point, Nebraska, the daughter of Carl John Edwin and Ruth (Persson) Landholm. As the youngest of five children in Oakland, NE, growing up on the family farm brought great joy to Jeanette. So much so, that when it was time for her dad to take her to school she refused to step foot outside of the car, even to the extent of locking him out so he couldn’t drag her in. This one stubborn Swede was putting the other to the test. Jeanette could not understand why she had to go to school when her love was being a happy kid on the farm. As a proud graduate of Oakland High School, class of 1959, Jeanette then attended Immanuel Lutheran Hospital Nurses Training in Omaha, NE where she received her nursing license. While on their way back from a bible camp, Jeanette and some friends stopped to...

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Lennea Meyer

Lennea -Meyer

Date Of Birth

Jan-11-1948

Date of Death

Mar-28-2017

City

Yorkville

State

IL

Country

USA

Lennea "Na" Kay Meyer, age 69, of Yorkville, formerly of Elgin and Pingree Grove, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at her home. Now free of the pains that chained her physical body, her spirit is free to live in heaven. She was born on January 11, 1948 in Elgin, Illinois to proud parents, Harry E. and Delores C. (Fillmore) Cooper. Lennea grew up in Elgin and attended locals schools. She graduated with the class of 1966 from Larkin High School. Following graduation, she worked for Motorola for over 30 years, both locally and also when the business moved to Schaumburg, Illinois. Lennea was united in marriage to Emil "Sonny" Meyer on June 14, 1975. They began their new life together in Pingree Grove making memories while living on the farm. Later they moved to West Dundee before Sonny passed away in 2000. Lennea moved in with her mother for a short time before living with her sister in Yorkville since 2002. She was baptized in 1950 and confirmed in...

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Bernice Newton-Gass

Bernice-Newton-Gass

Date Of Birth

Nov-02-1919

Date of Death

Mar-24-2017

City

Rockford

State

IL

Country

USA

Bernice Newton-Gass, age 97, of Rockford, formerly of Elburn, passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, March 24, 2017 at River Bluff Nursing Home, Rockford, after a lengthy illness. She was born on November 2, 1919, in Roland, IA, the daughter of Benherd and Tella (Nelson) Solyst. Bernice grew up in Roland and attended local schools. She graduated from Roland High School with the class 1937 before continuing her education at Northern Illinois State Teachers College, now N.I.U. She graduated in 1939 and was hired, even before receiving her diploma, by Elburn Elementary School where she helped shaped the minds of generations of students until her “retirement” in 1979. Bernice became very involved with the Kane County Retired Teachers Association, was on the Town and Country Library Board of Directors and later she co-taught preschool in Elburn Countryside Community Center before retiring for good in 1993. During WWII, Bernice became a draftswoman and crafted blueprints ...

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John David Berens

John David -Berens

Date Of Birth

Mar-08-1997

Date of Death

Mar-21-2017

City

Maple Park, formerly of Lena

State

IL

Country

USA

John David Berens, age 20, of Maple Park, formerly of Lena, IL, died unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 21, 2017. He was born on March 8, 1997, in DeKalb, IL, the son of David and Joanna (Gregorich) Berens. John grew up in Lena, IL and attended local schools. He graduated from Lena-Winslow High School with the class of 2015 as a member of the National Honor Society and participated in the Academic Bowl. He alone was chosen from Lena-Winslow to go to the State Championship during his sophomore year in 2013. He did all this while maintaining a 4.0 grade point average for all four years. John continued his education and was currently enrolled at Waubonsee Community College where he was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society for junior colleges. John loved online games and was adept at living in the “game world”. He always had room in his heart for animals, especially his “best buddy”, Franklin, a loveable pug. If he wasn’t onlin...

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Robert Repp

Robert -Repp

Date Of Birth

Dec-11-1964

Date of Death

Mar-17-2017

City

Aurora

State

IL

Country

USA

Robert “Rob” D. Repp, age 52 of Aurora, formerly of Elburn passed away in the early morning hours of Friday, March 17, 2017 at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. Rob was born on Friday, December 11, 1964 at St. Charles Hospital in Aurora, IL, the son of of Robert and Lorena (Davison) Repp Rob grew up in Elburn attending local schools. As a youngster, Rob enjoyed playing baseball with his sisters and neighbor kids. He spent many days riding his mini-bike around the yard with his sister, but when they weren’t riding they were climbing their neighbors pear trees eating the sweet fruit. Rob spent a short time as a boy scout, but long enough for him to learn how to be a helpful and friendly person. Although Rob did not graduate high school, later he was proud to obtain his GED so he was able to attend DeVry University to earn his mechanics certificate. At the young age of 19, Rob was introduced through a friend to a woman who would soon be the love of his life. He was united...

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Stephanie Pennington

Stephanie-Pennington

Date Of Birth

Nov-19-1982

Date of Death

Mar-17-2017

City

Montgomery

State

IL

Country

USA

Stephanie Hobson Pennington, age 34, of Montgomery, IL passed away suddenly in her home on Friday, March 17, 2017. Stephanie was born on November 19, 1982 at the Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, IL. Throughout her life, it was evident that she truly loved the Lord. At the young age of 10, she was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and received the Holy Ghost. Every year she looked forward to attending youth events along with retreats and other church events. God’s love shined through her as she shared her faith with others. Another one of her passions was caring for little ones. Taking care of children brought her the greatest joy. Even at an early age, she loved helping out whenever there was a new baby in the family. As she grew older, she became the most sought out babysitter in the area. She was eventually voted number one babysitter in the Wheaton Pentecostal Church. She adored all children and was most content while holding a baby or nurturing a child. Stephanie...

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