ERIC HANSON

December 5, 1968 — May 26, 2021

Eric Philip Hanson, age 52, of Sycamore, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on May 26, 2021 while on a mission trip in the Amazon region of Brazil.  He was born December 5, 1968, in Winona, MN, to proud and loving parents, Rev. Philip and Jacqueline (Fields) Hanson.  Eric grew up in Rushford, MN, and later Appleton, WI, before his family settled in Harvard, IL. He graduated from Harvard High School in 1987 where he enjoyed playing football, basketball, and Read More…

ROLAND “Butch” CROBBE

Roland “Butch” Crobbe, age 79, of Maple Park, IL, passed away unexpectedly at his home . Buoyed by the love and prayers of his family, Butch is now reunited with his beloved wife, Joyce. He was born November 25, 1941 to proud parents, Harold “Slim” and Edith Crobbe. When Butch was a boy, the family moved to Maple Park, where he attended local schools.   Butch found the girl of his dreams in the halls of Maple Park High School, Read More…

DOLORES “Dee” IRENE RUSEV

December 7, 1932 — May 23, 2021

Dolores I. “Dee” Rusev, age 88, passed away peacefully into Heaven in the early morning hours of May 23, 2021, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. She was born on December 7, 1932, in Chicago, IL, to proud parents, August “Merle” and Myrtle “Irene” Hebel. Dee grew up in Chicago and attended local schools. She graduated from Gage Park High School, with the class of 1951. Dee was lucky in love twice in her life. She was Read More…

JANICE O’CONNELL

September 26, 1937 — May 28, 2021

Janice O’Connell, age 83, of Sugar Grove, passed away peacefully and claimed the promise of her Savior, Friday, May 28, 2021. She was born September 26, 1937, in Big Rock, IL, to proud and loving parents, Wayne and Norine (Nickels) Florence. Janice grew up in Big Rock and attended local schools. She graduated with the class of 1955 from Big Rock High School where she cheered from the sidelines for her beloved basketball team. Although she cheered with all her Read More…

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…