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…

PHYLLIS M. PIERSON

Phyllis M. Pierson, age 91, of Kaneville, IL, passed away after a lifetime of love and laughter on Monday, April 12, 2021. She was born November 27, 1929 in the home she would live in for most of her life, on the family farm in Kaneville Township, to proud and loving parents, Arthur and Lulu (Buerer) Long. Phyllis grew up in Kaneville and attended local schools. She graduated from Kaneville High School with the class of 1948. Her father’s barn Read More…

WARREN COOKE

Warren E. Cooke, age 91, of Kaneville, IL, passed away quietly into the arms of his Savior, Thursday, April 8, 2021.   He was born September 15, 1929, in Earl Township, to proud parents, Floyd and Verna (Jacobsen) Cooke. Warren spent his early years in Earl Township and later in DeKalb. Shortly after graduating high school, Warren served as an electrician in the United States Army during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, Warren returned to civilian life and Read More…

ROBERT “BOB” STRZEPEK

Robert “Bob” E. Strzepek, age 76, of Virgil, bravely ended his fight with COPD on 4/3/21.  Bob grew up in Cicero, Illinois and moved his family to Virgil Township in the early 70’s.  Bob was often known as the Urban Cowboy by his buddies back in the city.  He had a passion for the outdoors and loved living in the country.  With the love, help and support of his wife, Ronnie, they grew their home and established Von Jager Kennel.  Read More…