JANET DELLA-PIETRA

April 12, 1944 — Monday, May 16, 2022

Janet Della-Pietra, of Sugar Grove, claimed the promise of her Savior, passing into Heaven on Monday, May 16, 2022. She was born April 12, 1944, in Miami, FL. Janet grew up in Miami and attended local schools. When she turned 16, Janet made her way into the world, making her mark at every stop.  Janet and Ronald J Della-Pietra were united in marriage in January of 1961 and began their new life together in California. Janet eventually followed Ron as Read More…

RALPH RUSSELL

February 23, 1923 — May 14, 2022

Ralph T. Russell, 99, of Elburn, IL, passed peacefully into the arms of his Savior, in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 14, 2022, while being cared for by his loved ones at home. Ralph was born February 23, 1923, in Federalsburg, MD, to loving parents, Amos and Viora Russell. He grew up on a family farm, and at the age of 13, he entered the state-wide Future Farmers tomato growing contest. He was awarded a silver medal for Read More…

SHARON DODD

April 10, 1943 — May 9, 2022

Sharon Dodd, age 79, of Sugar Grove, passed peacefully while surrounded by the love of her family on Monday, May 9, 2022. She was born the youngest of seven children April 10, 1943, in La Crosse, WI, to loving parents, Benhard and Lucille Bearson. Sharon grew up in Lanesboro, MN, and attended local schools. She graduated from Lanesboro High School with the class of 1961, making many lifelong friendships that stood the test of time.  Sharon continued her education at Read More…

MARIE BRUNDIGE

February 2, 1928 — May 10, 2022

Marie Brundige, age 94, of Sugar Grove, IL, passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. She was born February 2, 1928, in Oak Park, IL, to proud parents, Paul and Alida Koch. Marie grew up in Oak Park and attended local schools. She graduated from Oak Park High School where a passion for art was born. She continued her education at Lindenwood College in St. Louis, MO where she received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Read More…

Larry Hambrock

December 21, 1941 — May 10, 2022

Larry Hambrock, age 80, of St. Charles, passed quietly into Heaven, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, Tuesday, May 10, 2022. He was born December 21, 1941, in Aurora, IL and was lovingly raised by his aunt and uncle, Dorothy and Emil Schneider. Larry grew up in Aurora and attended local schools. He graduated from West Aurora High School. Following graduation, Larry enlisted in the United States Army. He proved himself to be more than just a Read More…

STEVE CORDOVA

December 3, 1953 — May 8, 2022

Steve Cordova, age 68, of Chicago, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, May 8, 2022 at his home. He was born on December 3, 1953 in Altoona, PA. Steve grew up in Altoona, but spent several years living and learning at Boys Town in Nebraska. He graduated Bishop Guilfoyle High School with the class of 1972. He continued his education at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. After graduating, he enlisted in the United States Airforce. Steve faithfully served his country until his Read More…

VIRGINIA NEEDHAM

March 11, 1929 — Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Virginia Needham, age 93, of Maple Park, passed away quietly into the arms of her Savior, claiming His promise of everlasting life, Tuesday, May 3, 2022. She was born March 11, 1929, in Holdrege, NE. Virginia grew up in Holdrege and attended local schools. Following her graduation from high school, she moved to St. Charles, IL, living with her sister and where she began working for a local bank. There was something about Bill Needham that made Ginny stand up Read More…

STEVIE BATEMAN

April 13, 1944 — April 21, 2022

Stephanie “Stevie” Bateman, age 78, of Elburn, was called to her Savior, Thursday, April 21, 2022, surrounded by the love of her family. She was born April 13, 1944, in Aurora, IL, to proud and loving parents, Lester and Dolores Nelson. Stevie grew up in Batavia and attended local schools. She graduated from Batavia High School with the class of 1962. During her tenure, Stevie became fully certified as a lifeguard. Many adventures and good times were had, especially when Read More…

SHERMAN READER

— April 20, 2022

Sherman Reader, age 82 of St. Charles, IL, formerly of Burlington, passed into eternal life, Wednesday, April 20, 2022, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. Sherm graduated from East Aurora High School with the class of 1958. Sherm met the love of his life on a blind date and as fate would have it, a love grew into 36 years of marriage. They walked down the aisle in 1985 at the log home he built by hand, Read More…

TERRY LANTHRUM

September 3, 1949 — April 18, 2022

UPDATE! DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE CELEBRATION OF LIFE AT LIONS CLUB PAVILLION FOR TERRY HAD BEEN POSTPONED. NEW DATES AND TIMES WILL BE UPDATED WHEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE. Joseph Terry Lanthrum, age 72, of Elburn, passed away quietly at home, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family, in the early morning hours of Monday, April 18, 2022. He was born September 3, 1949, in Hillsboro, IL, to proud and loving parents, Patrick and Victoria Lanthrum. Terry grew Read More…