WILLIAM “Bill” GATES

— January 5, 2022

William “Bill” Gates, age 80, of Sugar Grove, IL, passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 5, 2022. He will be remembered for his love of trains of all kinds, whether they were chugging through the countryside, or model sized in his home. Bill was a passionate sports fan, cheering the loudest for his beloved Chicago Blackhawks and a Wisconsin football team that will not be named. NASCAR Read More…

JUDITH “Judy” ANN FOREMAN

July 29, 1949 — December 24, 2021

Judith “Judy” Ann Foreman, age 72, of Batavia, IL, claimed the promise of her Savior and broke the chains of cancer that bound her, on December 24, 2021. She was born July 29, 1949, in Aurora, IL, to proud and loving parents, John and Virginia Moga. Judy grew up in Aurora and attended local schools. She graduated from West Aurora High School with the class of 1967. In later years, following a passion for health and fitness, she became a Read More…

ALFRED J. BRENNAN

November 2, 1928 — December 27, 2021

Alfred Joseph Brennan, age 93, of Maple Park, formerly of Surprise, AZ and Woodridge, IL, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. He was born November 2, 1928, in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Anna Theresa Brennan. Born too early, Al topped the scales at 5 lbs and came home from the hospital in a shoe box surrounded by cotton batting. Al grew up in Chicago and was a “West Side Read More…

MATTHEW MICHAEL LESKO

March 3, 1959 — December 27, 2021

Matthew Michael Lesko, age 62, of Elburn, passed away at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family and friends, Tuesday, December 27, 2021. He was born March 3, 1959 in Binghamton, NY, to loving parents, John and Olga Lesko. Matt grew up in Binghamton and attended local schools. He graduated from Binghamton High School before attending Rochester Institute of Technology, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation from college, Matt worked for Read More…

RUSSELL BOHLIN

December 3, 1932 — December 26, 2021

Russell Bohlin, age 89, of Elgin, passed away at his home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, Sunday, December 26, 2021. He was born December 3, 1932, in Elgin, to proud and loving parents, Eugene and Florence Bohlin. Russ grew up on the family farm in Plato Center and attended local schools. He graduated from Plato Center High School and continued the family farming business until his enlistment in the United States Army. He began his military Read More…

MELBA McCAULEY

December 22, 1928 — December 22, 2021

Melba McCauley, age 93, of Elburn, formerly of St. Charles, passed away December 22, 2021, and now joins a celestial celebration, not only of her birth, but that of her Savior as well.   She was born December 22, 1928, one of seven children in the family home in Plumfield, IL, to proud and loving parents. Patrick and Ellie Curry. Melba grew up in Ziegler, IL, and attended local schools and graduated from Ziegler High School with the class of Read More…

PAULA KEINER

November 14, 1956 — December 20, 2021

Paula Keiner, age 65, of Maple Park, formerly of Naperville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 20, 2021. She was born November 14, 1956, in Aurora, IL, to proud and loving parents, Paul and Kathleen Keiner. Paula grew up in Naperville and attended Bebe grade school and Naperville Central High School before graduating from Kaneland High School with the class of 1974. Paula loved keeping statistics for the high school baseball team and took her turn on the stage with Read More…

GENE STREID

May 2, 1967 — December 19, 2021

Gene Streid, age 54, of Elburn, passed away at his home surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, Sunday, December 19, 2021. He was born May 2, 1967, to proud and loving parents, Eugene Carl and Barbara (Steinke) Streid. Gene grew up in the Elburn area and attended local schools. He graduated in 1985 from Kaneland High School. Following graduation, Gene made a stop at Waubonsee Community College before attending DePaul University while working a full-time job. His Read More…

CARROL STOCKYL

March 23, 1941 — December 16, 2021.

Carrol Dean Stockl, age 80, of Sandwich, passed away quietly into the arms of her Savior, Thursday, December 16, 2021. She was born March 23, 1941, in Brosley, MO, to loving parents, Arvel and Lossie (Taylor) Weathers. Carrol grew up in Brosley and attended nearby Fisk schools. When she was only 17 years old, Carrol came to IL to help her sister-in-law with a new addition to the family and ended up staying. She found not only work at Burgess Read More…

ROBERT “Bob” KUFER

November 7, 1941 — December 12, 2021

Robert “Bob” Kufer, age 80, of Elburn, formerly of Lombard, passed away surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, December 12, 2021. He was born November 7, 1941, in Elmhurst, IL, to proud and loving parents, Robert Maxwell and Mary Katherine (Gibson) Kufer. Bob grew up in Lombard before the family moved to California for a time.  It wasn’t long before they made a return trip to his old neighborhood. He graduated from Glenbard West with the class Read More…