Obituaries

Nancy L. Summitt (Hosler)

Aug 4, 2022

 

Nancy L. Summit, 88, of Henry Illinois, formerly Sparland died on August 4, 2022 at Henry Rehab and Nursing in Henry Illinois. Born in Pekin Illinois on April 18, 1933 to the late Edward and Louise (Snethen- Griffin) Brown, she married William Hosler on August 8, 1953 and had three children. William died on November 13, 1974. She later...

Joy Elizabeth Wunder

Aug 1, 2022

 

Joy Elizabeth Wunder, 80, of Lacon, Illinois, died on August 1, 2022 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Born in Henry, Illinois on April 6, 1942 to the late Fred and Helen (Stahler) Schmitt, she married Bernard Wunder Jr. on February 11, 1961 in Henry.

Joy was first and foremost a homemaker and mother. She was a wonderful cook,...

Patty Belle Cumming

Jul 27, 2022

 

Patty Belle Cumming, 85, of Lacon Illinois, died on July 27, 2022 at UnityPoint Methodist in Peoria. Born in Lacon on March 3, 1937 to the late George and Hannah (Woolford) Bennett, she married Jackie Lee Cumming on September 17, 1961 in Lacon. Jack died on January 30, 2004.

Patty is survived by her daughter Barbara of Lacon; brother...

Paulnetta "Pat" H. Burnell

Jul 24, 2022

 

Paulnetta “Pat” Henrietta Burnell, 92, of Varna Illinois, died on Sunday, July 24 in Henry Illinois at Henry Rehab and Nursing. Pat was born on November 8, 1929 in Wilburn Illinois to the late Adolf and Emma (Meier Strauch. She graduated from LaRose High School and worked for Vernon Henry as a bookkeeper right after graduation. Pat married Dale...

Edward J. Moran

Jul 20, 2022

 

Edward J. Moran, age 85, of Varna, was born in Chicago on April 9, 1937, and passed away July 20, 2022. Ed was the admired son of the late Rosemary (Burke) and the late Edward Moran. He was the faithful husband of Carol (Taylor) Moran, whom he married on October 1, 1982. Ed was the loving father of Kelly...

Alta Mae Myers

Jul 19, 2022

 

Alta Mae Myers, 90 of Peoria Illinois, died on July 19, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her family. Born in Honesdale, Pennsylvania on February 21, 1932 to the late Earl and Elma Batzel Bigart, she married Dr. Robert T Myers on March 28, 1953 in Emden, Illinois.

Alta graduated from Wheaton College and West Suburban Hospital School of...

Sister Justina Delonga

Jun 28, 2022

 

Sister M. Justina Delonga, 81, of the Daughters of St. Francis of Assisi in Lacon, passed into eternity on Tuesday, June 28 at Lacon Rehab and Nursing in Lacon, IL with loved ones at the bedside. Born in Kosute, Croatia on August 17, 1940 to the late Blaz and Iva Delonga. She entered the Congregation of the Daughters of...

Donald L. McCuskey

Jun 25, 2022

 

Donald L. McCuskey, 78, of Lacon Illinois, died on June 25, 2022 at his residence. Born in Peoria on February 19, 1944 to the late Emory and Eleanor (Gooddale) McCuskey, he married Norma Staab Wier on August 6, 1967 in Bloomington Illinois.

Don graduated from the DeVry Technical Institute in 1964 and went to work for caterpillar for 36...

Harriet Cowell

Jun 17, 2022

 

Harriet Ann Cowell, 70, of Lacon, passed away peacefully on June 17th at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on February 16th 1952 to Milo and Susan (Elburg) Moline. She was named after her Maternal Grandmother Harriet Elburg who passed away in 1933. She married Timothy W. Cowell on February 28th 1992. Tim & Harriet...

Richard Elston

Jun 11, 2022

Richard “Lee” Elston, 52, of Lacon, died on June 11, 2022 at OSF Saint Francis in Peoria. Born in Peoria on July 28, 1969 to Richard and Sarah (Allen) Elston, he was married to Shelly Bill and had three children. He later married Loretta Knaak and had two more. He had his youngest daughter with Amber Pyles many years...

Dayle Pratt, Jr.

May 30, 2022

Dayle “Wilbur” Pratt, Jr., age 62, of Lacon, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022 at his home.

Dayle was born on February 14, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois to Dayle W. and Wilma (Malone) Pratt, Sr.

Surviving are his siblings, Sandra Schlosser of Mississippi, Linda (Robert) Pratt-Wheeler of Tiskilwa, IL, Karla (Ross) Goble of Peoria,...

Ronald "Ron" Kingsley

May 13, 2022

 

Sparland – With deepest sorrow, we announce that Ronald D. Kingsley ”Ron”, age 67, our most beloved son, father, brother, family member, and friend passed away suddenly on Friday, May 13, 2022, at his home in Sparland.

He was born April 1, 1955, in Keosauqua, IA, the son of Marian James and the late Richard D. Kingsley.  Ronald married Dixie...

Russell Light

May 13, 2022

Russell W. Light II, 56, of Sparland, formerly Lacon, died on May 13, 2022 at OSF Saint Francis in Peoria. Born on December 8, 1965 in Rolla Missouri to the late Russell W and Janice Sue (Bean) Light, Russ was a CNC machinist at caterpillar for over 15 years. He was also employed at Thermetic Glass for over 15...

Robert Grieves

May 12, 2022

Robert J. Grieves, 69, of Lacon Illinois, died on May 12, 2022 at OSF Saint Francis in Peoria. Born in Peoria on May 29, 1952 to the late John Crawford and Mary Jane Moore (Russell) Grieves, he later married Jacqueline Buswell on September 8, 1973 in Ipava IL, she survives. Robert worked as a welder at Caterpillar and became...

Anna Forrest

Apr 29, 2022

Anna J. “Loretta” Forrest, 75, of Lacon Illinois, formerly Henry Illinois, died on April 29, 2022 at her residence. Born on July 5, 1947 in Samantha OH to the late James and Hazel (Oppy) Holt, she married Harvey Forrest and had three children.

Loretta was a CNA for many years serving over 15 years at Saint Joseph...

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