JANETTE “Jan” CROWNHART

Janette “Jan” Crownhart, age 84, of Naperville, formerly Ogdensburg, NY, passed away at her home on May 8, 2021. She was born November 2, 1936, in White Plains, NY, to proud and loving parents, Alfred and Elizabeth (Atwood) Ward. Jan grew up in Ogdensburg, NY, and graduated from the Ogdensburg Free Academy High School with the class of 1954. Jan continued her education at the State University of New York and graduated with a teaching degree in 1958. She met Read More…

DOROTHY L. “Dot” SULLIVAN

Dorothy L. “Dot” Sullivan (nee Leach), age 96, of Yorkville, IL, passed from this world on May 12, 2021, and is now in the loving arms of her Lord, Jesus the Christ. She was born Dorothy Elaine Leach on September 27, 1924, in Bangor Maine, to loving parents, Ralph and Vera Leach. Dot grew up in Bangor, ME and attended local schools. She then graduated in 1945 from the University of Maine, Farmington with a 3 year teaching certificate. Her Read More…

SHANNON LYNN PARTCH

Shannon Lynn Partch, age 61, of Burlington, was released into the arms of her Savior on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. She was born August 9, 1959, in St. Petersburg, FL, to proud and loving parents, Rodney and Nancy (Dibble) Ross. When Shannon was only 8 years old, grief came to call when her mother passed away. The burden of loss was lessened when Darlene Greenman came into her life. Darlene was Read More…

MITCHEL LEIGH WARD

Mitchell Leigh Ward, age 32, of DeKalb, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, May 10, and although he left without being able to say goodbye, his memories are left as a balm to the souls of all who loved him. He was born September 1, 1988, in Bridport, Dorset, in the UK, the son of loving parents, Christopher and Teresa (Summerfield) Ward. Mitch was only three months old when he made the trip to the U.S., settling in Schaumburg at first before Read More…

THOMAS “Tom” SCHAFFT

Thomas “Tom” Schafft, age 62, of St. Charles, passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2021, taking his dreams of the future, but leaving a legacy of memories for his family and friends to cherish. He was born January 21, 1959 in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada, to loving parents, Hugo and Marianne (Andresen) Schafft. Tom’s parents were German immigrants who crossed the pond after WWII, landing in Canada, but settled in Des Plaines, IL. Tom attended local schools and graduated from Maine Read More…

DENNIS LEE SORBEL SR.

Dennis Lee Sorbel Sr. ,74, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday May 8th, 2021 at St.Joseph Hospital in Elgin, IL, following a fierce battle with his health, a battle that claimed his body butnever his spirit. He is now free from his chains and lives eternally in Heaven.He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife, Evelyn (O’Dell); Six children, Kimberly Ann (David)Knudsen, Dennis Lee (Jennifer) Sorbel, Eric Lee (Karrie) Sorbel, Edward Lee Sorbel(Angie) Krista AnnSorbel (Chris) Kori Read More…

WILLIAM A. “Bill” SCHUMACHER

William A. “Bill” Schumacher, age 79, of Batavia, formerly of Maple Park, IL, passed peacefully into memory on Thursday, May 6, 2021, surrounded by the love and prayers of his family. He was born December 8, 1941, in Sycamore, IL, to proud parents, Stanley and Norval (Leifheit) Schumacher and raised in the Methodist faith. Bill grew up on Perry Rd. in Maple Park and attended local schools. He graduated from Hinckley-Big Rock High School with the class 1960, but not Read More…

ROBERT J. “Bob” WOOD

Robert J. “Bob” Wood, age 63 went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 23, 2021, surrounded by his wife and five children. Even as his body failed, his spirit remained strong and he claimed the promise of his Savior and let the shelter of God’s hand lead him into paradise. Bob was born September 27, 1957, in Geneva, IL to Ruth Wood Lindgren and David Wood.   While Bob grew up in Geneva, IL attending local schools, his summers Read More…

MICHAEL M. “Mike” MORONG

Michael M. “Mike” Morong, age 73, of Sycamore, IL, formerly of Elburn, IL and Elkhorn, WI, passed away following a fierce battle with Leukemia. It may have broken his body, but never his spirit and he now resides eternally in Heaven. He was born February 6, 1948, in Chicago, IL, to proud parents, Marcel and Genevieve (Novak) Morong.  Mike grew up in Justice, IL and attended Argo High School on the south side of the city. He graduated with the Read More…

JAMES “Jim” TURK

James “Jim” Turk, age 86, of Maple Park, passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 22, 2021, and now claims the promise of his Savior. He was born February 2, 1935 in Sycamore, the youngest of ten children and the only one to be born at the local hospital. Jim was presented to his brothers and sisters by his loving parents, Henry and Marie (Stevens) Turk. Jim grew up on the family farm near Virgil, IL and Read More…