HELEN BEDNAREK

April 1, 1928 — Helen Bednarek, age 93, of Batavia, IL, formerly of Elburn, passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, Sunday, September 19, 2021.

Helen Bednarek, age 93, of Batavia, IL, formerly of Elburn, passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, Sunday, September 19, 2021. She was born April 1, 1928, in Chicago, IL, to proud and loving parents, Adalbert and Karolina (Kuznar) Fulara. Helen grew up in a seven flat with four rooms, in Chicago and attended local schools. She graduated with the class of 1944 from St. Josaphat’s School. February 3, 1951, was one for the books when Read More…

JAMES RICHARD BELLON

March 28, 1961 — September 13, 2021

James Richard Bellon, age 60, of Aurora, formerly of Hinckley, passed away unexpectedly on September 13, 2021. Although he left without being able to say goodbye, his memories will be cherished forever. He was born March 28, 1961, in Aurora, IL, to James and Pia (Middleton) Bellon. James and Pia would eventually go their separate ways. When Frank Middleton married Pia, he became not the father James was given, but the father that he needed, teaching and leading both James Read More…

BARBARA MELKA

June 8, 1931 — September 13, 2021

Barbara Ann Kamholz Melka, age 90, of Elburn, passed away quietly into the arms of her savior, Monday evening, September 13, 2021, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. She was born June 8, 1931, in Chicago, IL, to proud and loving parents, Earnie and Anna (Winkleman) Kamholz. Barb grew up in Chicago and attended Nazareth Lutheran School. She graduated from Lindbloom High School with the class of 1949. Barb worked as a checker at various A&P’s in Read More…

CARL EKSTROM

April 1, 1933 — September 12, 2021

Carl Richard Ekstrom, age 88, of Elburn, passed away quietly Sunday, September 12, 2021, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. He was born April 1, 1933 at Community Hospital in Geneva to proud parents, Elmer* and Hazel (Johnson) Ekstrom Carl grew up in Wasco and attended local schools. He graduated from St. Charles High School with the class of 1951. Following graduation, Carl went back to the family farm and worked for his dad. In 1955, he Read More…

EDITH “Marge” MENNERICK

June 11, 1930 — September 5, 2021

Edith “Marge” Mennerick, age 91, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family at her home in St. Charles, found rest in the arms of her Savior on September 5, 2021. She was born June 11, 1930, to proud parents, James and Alta (Carson) Bolds. Marge grew up in St. Elmo, IL, and attended local schools before the family moved to Edinburg, TX. She graduated from Edinburg High School with the class of 1948.   Marge came back to Read More…

ANDREA ANDRES

June 22, 1982 — September 9, 2021

Andrea Paraskevia Lubov Andres, age 39, finally found rest in the arms of her Savior, following a fierce battle with cancer. Surrounded with the love and prayers of her family, Andrea passed into Eternal Life on Thursday, September 9, 2021.    She was born June 22, 1982, in Chicago, IL, to proud and loving parents, Rev. Mykhailo and Oksana (Kocur) Kuzma.     Andrea grew up in Chicago for a time before the family moved to Mishawaka, IN. They moved back to Read More…

RONALD “RON” HEUERTZ

July 25, 1942 — August 29, 2021

Ronald “Ron” Heuertz, age 79, of St. Charles, formerly of Elburn, passed away quietly in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 29, 2021. He was born July 25, 1942, in Aurora, IL, to proud and loving parents, Adolph and Gladys (Miller) Heuertz. Ron grew up in what was once Cloverdale, now Carol Stream, and contracted Polio when he was nine years old. The family moved a year later to St. Charles when he was ten. He graduated from St. Read More…

GLORETTA “GLO” LAY

July 28, 1930 — August 22, 2021

Gloretta “Glo” Lay, age 91, of DeKalb, formerly of Maple Park, IL, passed away quietly and peacefully in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 22, 2021, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. She was born July 28, 1930 in Harrodsburg, KY, to proud and loving parents, Oscar and Ovie (Logue) Davis. Glo grew up in Harrodsburg and attended local schools. Following graduation from high school, she caught the eye of a special gentlemen. In 1944 Glo Read More…

CELESTE ANDERSON

May 18, 1947 — August 9, 2021

Celeste V. Anderson, age 74, of Batavia, formerly of Maple Park, IL, passed into the arms of her Savior, Monday, August 9, 2021, following a massive sudden stroke, leaving behind an untold number of family and friends that will cherish her memory forever. She was born May 18,1947, in DeKalb, IL, to proud and loving parents, Francis and Minnie (Oomen) Coffey. Celeste grew up in Maple Park and attended local schools. She graduated from Kaneland High School with the class Read More…

BILLY PAUL WARD

January 16, 1985 — May 22, 2021

Billy Paul Ward, age 36, formerly of Sycamore, passed away unexpectedly, May 22, 2021 and although he left without saying goodbye, the memories he left have become precious to all who loved him. He was born January 16, 1985, in United Kingdom at Upney Hospital a happy bonny baby weighing in at a lovely 9lbs 3oz. He brought great joy to his mother and his late grandparents Joe and Doll Summerfield who absolutely adored and deeply loved him. Billy was Read More…