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Robert J. Snyder Obituary -

Monday, May 01, 2017

Pennsylvania, a son of the late Anthony L. and Elizabeth C. Rushton Snyder.Bob graduated from Divine Word Seminary in Girard, Pennsylvania and then entered the Society of the Divine Word, Techny, Illinois, as a seminarian. He matriculated to DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, earning a B.A. in music and social work and later graduated from Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, with his masters in social work.Bob was the music teacher and chorus director at St. Teresa of Avila Parochial School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for several years. He then began his social work career in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and continued to work in a similar capacity throughout western Pennsylvania including New Castle, Erie and Pittsburgh. Bob ultimately retired from the U.S. Postal Service after ten years of service.He was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Erie, Pennsylvania and a former member of St. Mary’s Church in New Castle.Bob was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Nest 455, New Castle.An athlete in his own right, Bob was an avid Pittsburgh Sports Fan.He devoted his life to family, faith and the Roman Catholic Church. To everyone he met, Bob gave the gifts of love, laughter and music.Survivors include two daughters, Bernadette S. Catrabone and her husband, Matt and Erica M. Snyder, all of Erie, Pennsylvania; one son, Steven P. Snyder, of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, Gabrielle, Matth

David Bentz, 74 -

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SUBMITTED David Bentz, 74, of Lake Ozark passed away Tuesday, April 11 at Harry S. Truman VA Center in Columbia. He was born September 25, 1942 in Sterling, Illinois the son of the late Lloyd and Joy (McCombs) Bentz. On June 27, 1965 in Lake Ozark he was united in marriage to Betty (Stanton) Bentz who preceded him in death on November 28, 2015.He is survived by his son, Matthew Bentz of Lake Ozark; daughter, Elizabeth Veit and husband Brian of Jefferson City; grandchildren, Ben Veit and Kate Veit; brothers, Richard Kohl and wife Joan of Williams, IA; Don Kohl and wife Judy of Rock Falls, IL; and several nieces and nephews.David was a member of the Lake Ozark Christian Church in Lake Ozark. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing, maintaining his lawn and woodworking.Visitation will be Saturday, April 29 from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Lake Ozark Christian Church with a Memorial Service beginning at 11, with Rev. Gary Mitchell officiating. Full Military Honors will be presented at the church following the service by the Eldon VFW Post #2442.Private Family Interment will be held at a later date.Contributions in his name may be made to the David P. Bentz Memorial Fund for a project at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia.Arrangements are under the dire

Elgin woman remembered for lifelong passion for teaching - Chicago Daily Herald

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bible school teacher for youths. In high school, Turnquist was involved in the Girl Scouts' Cadet program.Turnquist earned a master's degree in reading -- her lifelong passion -- from Northeastern Illinois University in 1983. During the summer of 1983, she attended an Illinois Education Association Summer Leadership Academy at Illinois State University in Normal, where she met Jerry.She appeared in "Who's Who Among American Teachers" and in 1985 was appointed by the Elgin City Council to serve on the city's Sesquicentennial Committee. She was nominated for the Elgin Junior Woman's Club "Outstanding Young Woman of Elgin" award in 1992."She was driven and focused in whatever life brought her way," said Sue Welu, a friend of Turnquist and a retired U-46 employee who recently served as interim associate principal at South Elgin High School. "She never gave up. You became a better person by being around her. We went through the highs and lows of our lives together with the times of needing additional support. She never wavered and loved her job."A survivor of two liver transplants, as well as a kidney transplant, Turnquist became an advocate for organ donation and spoke about organ donation to driver's education classes. She also appeared in an Illinois secretary of state pamphlet and participated in American Liver Foundation walks.Jerry Turnquist said he and Kathy recently bought a house in Elgin's Del Webb active adult community and made plans to travel extensively in retirement, but in October she was diagnosed with a terminal cancer of the abdominal lining."She was given four to six months to live," he said.Yet, she was able to go on one last family vacation to Las Vegas last month."We had a great time, a lot of great memories," Jerry Turnquist said. "That was one great positive thing for her during that final couple of months. I will miss her tremendously, but she left me some great memories and I have those to sustain me."Three weeks ago, Turnquist was moved to JourneyCare Hospice facility in Barrington, where she died surrounded by her family.She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy Spomer Larson and Gustaf Larson. She is survived by her sons, Dennis and Eric, both of Elgin, and brother Kenneth Larson of Aurora.Visitation is 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin. A memorial servi

Geraldine D'Elia

Saturday, April 08, 2017

D’Elia of 55 years, two daughter’s Maryann (D’Elia) Copeland and husband Jim of Leicester and Catherine ( D’Elia) Fontaine and husband Timothy of Leicester; three sons John D’Elia and wife Annie of Illinois, Peter D’Elia and wife Ashley of Auburn and Joseph D’Elia and his companion Jennifer. Geraldine leaves seven grandchildren who she loved deeply cherished Nicholas, Kayla and Emily Fontaine, Christopher, James and Kevin Copeland and Ava D’Elia, she leaves two sisters Claire (McGovern) Polhemus and Catherine (McGovern) DiGerlando, she also leaves many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. Geraldine was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey daughter of the late James and Catherine (Casey) McGovern. She was also predeceased by two brothers Paul and Jim McGovern. Geraldine was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She walked through her life with grace, kindness and a wonderful strong faith. She will be deeply missed but will be remembered and honored by many acts of kindness, compassion and love.Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Geraldine’s family on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 pm in the BRITTON-WALACE FUNERAL HOME, 91 Central St, Auburn. Her funeral will be on Friday April 7, 2017 with a funeral Mass celebrated at 11:00 am in St. Pius X Church, 1161Main Street, Leicester. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Auburn.

Lorraine Adkins

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Mrs. Lorraine Ruth Adkins, age 88 years, of Jefferson City, Mo. passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at home surrounded by her family.Lorraine was born June 11, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Ralph and Ruth Kennett Fenner. She was married on June 12, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois to John V. “Pete” Adkins.She graduated from Amundsen High School in Chicago, Illinois.Lorraine and Pete moved to Jefferson City in 1958 when Pete was named the head football coach for the Jefferson City Jays.A tireless advocate for Jefferson City and the Jefferson City Public Schools, she devoted many hours in service to the city and her beloved Jefferson City Jay Football Team coached by her husband. While Coach Adkins will go down as one of most successful high school football coaches, none of it would have been possible without the love, sacrifice, and support of Lorraine. Lorraine was employed for twenty-five years as a real estate agent with Paul Kolb Real Estate Agency, Century 21 Real Estate Agency and retired from Gordon Real Estate Agency.A passionate supporter of our veterans, Lorraine started the “Wreaths for Heroes” project after experiencing the beauty of the w

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Mike Evans - Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

Monday, May 01, 2017

Westfield, IL and worked on heavy equipment for C & H Gravel in Greenup, IL. He recently worked as a multistate mechanic specialist (troubleshooter) for Wiese Industrial. Mike also worked in the Illinois Prison System for ten years. Mike was an avid outdoorsman and trained Labrador Retrievers and Beagles. He was a gunsmith; he attended many skeet shooting events and was prequalified for Grand National Trap Shooting events.Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 am on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Markwell Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Marsh officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Westfield, IL. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 pm on Wednesday evening at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, IL.Memorial donations may be made to St Jude Childrens Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit Markwell Funeral Home of Casey and Westfield, IL is in charge of the arrangements.To leave condolences online, visit, click on obituaries, select the individual's name, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Post a comment." Sign up to get each day's obituaries sent to your email inbox .whatcounts-form-container.well { padding-bottom: 5px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col, .whatcounts-form-container .right-col{ float: left; width: 100%; max-width: 345px; } .whatcounts-form-container .left-col{ margin-right: 20px; } .whatcounts-form-container .whatcounts-min .left-col{ max-width: none; margin: 0; } .whatcounts-form-container .disclaimer { font-size: 13px; line-height: 14px; margin-bottom:10px; clear:both; } .whatcounts-form-container .input-group-addon.wc-addon-captcha{ padding: 4px 10px; border-left: 0; }

Vail Daily obituary: Megan Elise Dickie, 1981 — 2017 - Vail Daily News

Monday, May 01, 2017

Megan died suddenly and unexpectedly from a seizure condition March 10, in her home in Denver. She was 35. Megan was the beloved daughter of Dean and Nancy Dickie of Evanston, Illinois and dear sister of Lauren, of Minturn.  She is survived by an aunt and uncle, Judy and William Brennan of Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, cousins Sean (Jordana) and Scott Brennan (Emma) of New York City and her special aunt, Kara Heide, of Vail. Megan is also survived by her beloved Ecuadorian dog, Karina.   Megan grew up in Evanston, and attended Evanston Township High School, where she excelled in science and was a member of the soccer and gymnastics teams. After high school, Megan attended Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 2004. While at Cornell, Megan played soccer and was a member of the Cornell Ski Team. Following her graduation from Cornell, Megan entered the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Vega Rivera, Ecuador, where she formed lifetime bonds with the local community. While working in Ecuador, Megan learned the value of using the law to effect social change. Accordingly, upon completion of her Peace Corps service, Megan attended Vermont Law School, where she obtained both a Masters of Law and Environmental Policy, cum laude and Juris Doctor Degrees in 2011. Megan became a member of the Colorado Bar in 2011. After law school, Megan served as a legal fellow with the Environmental Defense Fund until 2012. Between 2012 and 2013, Megan was a policy anal

Frank Carter - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

J.D. Carter.He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Russell, Carroll Ray, Larry and Jerry; and one sister, Elnora.Frank worked as a building service worker at the University of Illinois and Kobelt Apartments. He was an active member of the Church of Christ in St. Joseph, where he served many years as a deacon. He also attended Weber Street Church of Christ.He was also a member and past commander of the St. Joseph American Legion. He belonged to the St. Joseph Senior Citizens.Frank enjoyed talking with others, watching the weather and spending time with family and friends.Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Freese Funeral Home, 302 E. Grand Ave., St. Joseph, with David Barcus officiating. Entombment will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery, Urbana. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Karen Gene Poole – Obituary - The Vienna TImes

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Karen Gene Poole, age 75 years, a resident of Goreville, Illinois, passed away Thursday afternoon, April 13, 2017, at 12:50 PM at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Tracy White, at West Vienna.Karen was born March 4, 1942 in Effingham, Illinois. She was the second of five children born to Gene and Frances (Austin) Claar.In 1985, Karen was united in marriage to Homer Poole at the Eagle Point Associational Building at the Lake of Egypt. He preceded her in death on September 29, 2001.Karen is survived by: her children – Noble (his wife, Mary Jane) White of Buncombe, Eric (his wife, Tracy) White of Buncombe and Lana (her wife, Lorna Gampon) White of Lakewood, California; 7 grandchildren – Clayton White of Buncombe, Kayla (her husband, Kyle) Moll of Mascoutah, Casey (her husband, Grant) Bauman of Vienna, Katie White of Buncombe, Brittany Sadler of Buncombe, Brooke (her husband, Bo) Vinson of Vienna; and Stephen Sadler of Buncombe; 5 great grandchildren – Hadley Jane Bauman, Kolten Noble Moll, Emmy Vinson, Braedon Hurst, Keaton Vins

Dolores Weinhandl

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Dolores Mary Weinhandl, 88 of Gages Lake, Illinois passed away early Thursday morning April 6, 2017 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois. She was born July 10, 1928 in Berwyn, Illinois and retired as a Deputy Sheriff with the DuPage County Sheriff's Department after more the ten years of service. After leaving DuPage County, she worked security at Great America in Gurnee retiring after five years of service. Dolores loved to work with stained glass and made all the stained glass in the new Wildwood Presbyterian Church.She loved to garden and do ceramics. She also founded Extra Care at the church which helps alzheimers patients as well as their caregivers as a daycare which she did for 20 plus years. She is survived by three sons; Robert of Marshfield, MO, Richard (Becky) of Knoxville, TN and Roger (Linda) Weinhandl of Gages Lake, IL, 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest 1978, one son Ralph in 2013 and one sister.Friends may visit with the family fro