STANLEY FRED HELWIG

Stanley Fred Helwig, Jr., age 89, of Batavia, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family.             He was born December 7, 1930, to proud and loving parents, Stanley Sr. and Mildred (Swanson) Helwig. Stan grew up in Chicago and attended local schools. He graduated from Parker High School on the south side of the city. He went on to attend North Park College before transferring to Augustana, where he received his degree Read More…

DOLORES “Dee” GRAMS

Dolores “Dee” Grams, age 88, of Elburn, passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family on Monday, October 12, 2020. She was born August 4, 1932, in Aurora, to loving parents, Edmund and Rita Schindel. Dee grew up in Aurora and attended local schools. Following her graduation from high school, Dee was employed at Northern Illinois Gas, State Farm Insurance and volunteered many years at the Gift Shop at Copley Hospital, several of them as manager. Read More…

SHIRLEY MELIN

Shirley Alma Melin, age 89, of Prestbury, Sugar Grove, formerly of Elburn and Naperville, passed away into the arms of her Savior, Saturday, October 10, 2020.  She was born June 25, 1931 in Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Oscar and Jesse Dunn. Shirley began her life in Saskatchewan but suffered a tragedy in which the burns to her hands were so profound, Shirley was taken to Shriners Hospital in Chicago for treatment over several years. Because of the distance and the time needed Read More…

ROBERT “Bob” RIVERS

Robert “Bob” Rivers, age 64, of Maple Park, claimed the promise of his Savior on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family.   He was born September 10, 1956, in Berwyn, IL, to proud parents, Leonard and Genevieve (Bryscan) Rivers. Bob and his family moved to Berkley, IL, where he attended St. Domitilla Catholic Elementary in Hillside and graduated from Proviso West High School with the class of 1974. He went Read More…

JANET ANDERSON

By the grace of God, and after a 14 year-long battle with Alzheimer’s, Janet Mary Anderson, 75, of Elburn, IL, passed away peacefully the morning of September 29, 2020. Janet was born on May 20, 1945 at Community Hospital in Geneva, IL, the fourth of five children to George and Catherine (Heisten) Deutsch. Tragically losing her father at the young age of 8, Janet was never far from the watchful eye of her mother and older siblings while growing up Read More…

DREW ALAN DUNHAM

Drew Alan Dunham, age 59, of Maple Park, passed into Heaven on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. He was born June 23, 1961, in Franklin Park, IL, to proud parents, Sherman Dell and Rae Earlene (Range) Dunham. Drew grew up in Glendale Heights before settling in Maple Park. He attended and graduated Kaneland High School with the class of 1979. Before receiving his diploma, Drew made a name for himself, as a well-loved student, an athlete on the football field and Read More…

KATHLEEN “Kay” KEINER

Kathleen “Kay” Keiner, claimed the promise of her Savior when she passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, Sunday, September 27, 2020. She was born April 28, 1936, in Aurora, IL, to loving parents, Morrill and Virginia (Campbell) Fraley.  Kay grew up in Naperville as the oldest of five children and attended local schools. When she was 15, her father passed away and Kay went to live with her aunt and uncle Read More…

MABEL SANMANN

Mabel Sanmann, age 98, of St. Charles, formerly of Plano and Big Rock, IL,  passed away peacefully on September 22, 2020. She was born January 15, 1922 in Aurora, IL, to loving parents, John and Edith (Baker) Cooper. Mabel grew up in the communities of Kaneville and Big Rock, Illinois, graduating from Big Rock High School as the class of 1940 valedictorian. Following her graduation, Mabel served as the secretary of her alma mater for about a decade before becoming Read More…

JAMES “Jim” NORDINE

James “Jim” Nordine, passed away peacefully at his home in the early morning hours of Monday, September 14, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. He was born February 12, 1942, in Streator, IL, and was adopted at age three to proud and loving parents, Roy and Jean (Boss) Nordine. Jim grew up in Lisle, IL and worked as a boy at the Morton Arboretum where his father worked as Horticulturist. He attended local schools and graduated from Read More…

PATRICK KEASLER

Patrick Keasler, age 64, of Urbana, OH, passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, Thursday, September 10, 2020. Pat grew up in Elburn and attended local schools. He graduated from Kaneland High School with the class of 1974. Shortly after graduation, Pat began 20 years of dedicated and faithful service to his country in the United States Navy. After crisscrossing the globe, Pat was honorable discharged and returned to civilian life, settling in Urbana. Pat was Read More…