MAGGIE “Sugar” WAGES

In loving memory of Maggie “Sugar” Ann Wages, age 63, a beloved daughter, sister, mother, wife, aunt, grandmother, cousin, and friend who fought the good fight and kept the faith until her passing following a battle with cancer. Sugar passed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Sugar was born the oldest of 3 children on December 27, 1956 to loving parents Hoke Smith Bonner Jr. and Maggie Ann (Lee) Bonner in Decatur, GA. Growing Read More…

CHARLES WILLIAMS

Charles W. Williams, age 88, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Blandinsville, IL, passed away surrounded by his nurse & staff in the COVID Unit at Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility, Naperville, IL on Thursday, November 5, 2020. His wife and daughter were able to talk to him via video calls during his last three days. “Hearing is the last sense to go” it is said. We talked and sang to him much through those last days and were glad to be Read More…

CLYDE LONG

W. Clyde Long, age 80, of The Villages in FL, formerly of Sugar Grove, and Oswego IL, passed away on November 8, 2020 after a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. His afflictions may have won the physical battle but Clyde’s spirit won the celestial war and now rests in Heaven. He was born July 4, 1940 and embodied the determination and strength of spirit with the very nation that shared his birthday. He was born at home, the oldest Read More…

LUCILLE SWAN

Lucille A. Swan, age 97, of Elburn, passed into the arms of her Savior, supported by the love and prayers of her family, in the early hours of Tuesday, November 17, 2020. She was born October 29, 1923, in Benton, IL, to proud and loving parents, Ethan and Lura (Hawkins) Penrod. After her family moved to Aurora when she was two years old, Lucille attended local schools. Her life changed forever, and for the better, when she met and fell Read More…

JAMES “Jim” RICKE

James “Jim” Ricke, age 81, of Elburn, passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020, leaving a legacy of love and memories to cherish. He was born July 25, 1939, in Chicago, IL, to proud parents, Cyril and Helen (Glancy) Ricke. Jim grew up in Chicago and attended local schools. The family moved to Elmhurst during his teenage years and before he answered the call of his country and enlisted into the United States Navy. While serving, Jim finished his high school Read More…

NORVIN McCONNAUGHAY

Norvin “Mac” McConnaughay, age 91, of Bristol, IL, formerly of Aurora, has been joyfully reunited with his wife Ernie Lee and claimed the promise of his Savior, November 13, 2020. He was born March 23, 1929 in Bluford, IL, to loving parents, John and Florence (Helberg) McConnaughay. At the age of 5, Norvin moved with his family to St. Charles, IL where he graduated from St. Charles High School with the class of 1947. He spent a year working at Read More…

BARBARA STEINER

Barbara Ann Steiner, age 75, of Big Rock, formerly of Cincinnati, OH, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020. She was born October 17, 1945. God gave Barbara two loving foster parents when she was only 3.  Raymond and Rose (Gieske) Brockman gave her a family and not only a place in their home, but in their hearts. When she was older, they made it official, adopting her during her high school years. She grew up in Cincinnati and attended Read More…

CAROL MARIE FABRIZIUS

Carol Marie Fabrizius, age 88, of Maple Park, IL, peacefully claimed the promise of her Savior in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 12, 2020, surrounded by the love and prayers of family. She was born September 2, 1932, in St. Charles, IL, to proud and loving parents, Anthony and Hazel (Nehls) Oksas. Carol grew up in St. Charles and attended local schools.  She graduated from St. Charles High School with the class of 1950. Carol continued her education Read More…

WILLIAM “Bill” HILTENBRAND

William “Bill” Hiltenbrand, age 70, of Raleigh, North Carolina , formerly of Aurora passed away after a fierce battle with Parkinson’s Disease since 2017  that may have broken his body, but never his spirit. Bill was born on July 6, 1950, in Aurora, IL, to proud and loving parents, Bernard  and Virginia (McCowan) Hiltenbrand.   Bill grew up in Aurora and attended local schools. He graduated from West Aurora High School with the class of 1968. He continued his education Read More…

STANLEY CRANE

Stanley R. Crane passed away on November 8th, 2020, age 85. Stan was born in Chicago, IL in 1935 to Stanley and Harriet Crane. The family moved to Elgin in 1946 to the then newly built Sunset Park neighborhood. He attended Elgin High School with the Class of 1953. After completing two years at the University of Illinois, Urbana, he entered the U.S. Army and was recruited into the Special Forces Group (Green Berets) and served overseas with the 10th Special Read More…