Obituaries

Obituaries

William "Bill" Roecker

Sep 20, 2022

TEXAS – William R. “Bill” Roecker, 83, of McKinney, Texas, formerly of Morton, passed away peacefully on September 20, 2022, in McKinney, Texas.  He was born on December 16, 1938 in Morton, Ill., to William C. and Katherine (Schock) Roecker.  On July 15, 1962, he married Bonnie Metz in Bloomington, Ill..

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, children,...

Harry Schmidgall

Sep 20, 2022

MORTON – Harry L. Schmidgall, 91, of Morton, passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

He was born on March 29, 1931, in Edelstein, Ill., to Frederick and Lydia (Dallinger) Schmidgall. He married Helen Kaiser in Morton, Ill., on June 15, 1952. She preceded him in death on October 7, 2015. He was also...

Rosemary Bayless

Sep 19, 2022

PEORIA – Rosemary E. Bayless, 93, of Peoria, formerly of Morton, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022, at Buehler Home in Peoria. The daughter of Harold F. and Gertrude (Degner) Schlicksup, who both preceded her in death. She was born on June 1, 1929 at home in Peoria Heights, Ill.

She attended St. Bernard and St. Thomas Grade Schools,...

Helen Boswell

Sep 17, 2022

EUREKA – Helen E. Boswell, 93, of Eureka, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Eureka Apostolic Christian Home.

She was born on October 6, 1928, in Barry, Ill., to Willis and Geneva (Young) Bower. She married Robert Koener in 1946. She later married Eugene Boswell in 1961, who preceded her in death on November 20, 2002. She was...

Kevin DeBolt

Sep 15, 2022

DEER CREEK – Kevin T. DeBolt, 61, of Deer Creek, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Aperion Care Peoria Heights.

He was born on April 23, 1961, in Peoria, to Harold and Shirley (Hartman) DeBolt.

Surviving are two brothers, Brad (Jill) DeBolt and Gary (Kim) DeBolt, both of Deer Creek; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded...

Mavis Kaiser-Hermann

Sep 15, 2022

MORTON – Mavis O. Kaiser - Hermann, 94, of Morton, passed away on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.She was born April 26, 1928, in Gaylord, Minn., to Chris and Julia (Massner) Grimm. She married Kenneth D. Kaiser on December 14, 1947, in Oakville, Iowa.  He preceded her in death on November 11, 1999.  She later...

Frank Bundy

Sep 12, 2022

MORTON – Francis L. “Frank” Bundy, 50, of Morton, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Ill.

Frank was born on January 1, 1972, in Peoria, Ill., to Robert and Francis (Messer) Bundy.

Surviving are his half-brother, Robert (Theresa) Bundy of Morton; two uncles, Jim Messer of Lexington and John (Beverley)...

Nancy Jones

Sep 12, 2022

MORTON – Nancy Jones, 81, of Morton, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2022, at Apostolic Christian Timber Ridge in Morton.

Nancy was born in Peoria to Ronald and Lucille Jones on April 27, 1941. She lived at home with her parents and brother until 1975. Nancy lived at her new home, Apostolic Christian LifePoints, beginning in 1978 until her...

Robert Dunehew

Sep 10, 2022

MORTON, ILL. – Robert “Bob” Nash Dunehew, age 88, of Cape Fair, Mo., passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Reflections Memory Care in Morton, Illinois.

He was born on July 3, 1934, in Batesville, Ark., the son of Cordie and Beatrice (Nash) Dunehew. On May 7, 1954, he married the love of his life, Willa Jean McDoniel, in...

David Westermann

Sep 9, 2022

MORTON – David H. Westermann, 80, of Morton, entered his heavenly home on Friday, September 9, 2022.

He was born on October 22, 1941, in East Moline, Ill., to Henry and Ruth (McCutcheon) Westermann. He married Nancy Fawer on June 8, 1962. They had two sons, Tadd and Jeff.

Surviving are his wife, Nancy Westermann of Morton; son, Jeff (Krista)...

Edward Sheridan

Sep 5, 2022

MORTON – Edward Patrick Sheridan, 88, of Morton, passed away on September 5, 2022, from complications due to pneumonia.

Edward, also known as Pat, Ed, and Paddy to those who love him, had a zealous lust for life. He was an avid bowler for 50 years - league trophies line the family room walls. Ed had a long-running love-hate relationship...

Larry Lau

Sep 3, 2022

EAST PEORIA – Larry A. Lau, 81, of East Peoria, passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at Richard L. Owens Hospice in Peoria.

He was born on July 21, 1941, in Waukon, Iowa, to Howard and Bessie (Pettit) Lau. He married Susan Brubeck in Astoria, Ill., on April 8, 1967.

Surviving are his wife, Susan Lau of East Peoria;...

Jane Clements

Sep 1, 2022

MORTON – Jane Louise Clements, 92, of Morton, passed away on Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton, following a long illness.

Jane was born on December 13, 1929, in Charleston, Ill., to Leo C. and Lois E. (Brown) Baker. She married Thomas E. Clements on Dec. 9, 1952, in Charleston, Ill. He preceded her in death...

Samuel Wegman

Aug 31, 2022

MORTON – Samuel W. Wegman, 100, of Morton, passed away on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria.

He was born on August 29, 1922, in Deer Creek, Ill., to John and Lena (Heiniger) Wegman. He married Rosemary Jacob in Morton, Ill., on August 22, 1948.

Surviving are his wife, Rosemary Wegman of Morton; five sons, Larry...

John Bailey

Aug 30, 2022

MORTON — John S. Bailey, 71, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at Luke and Joanne Hickey’s home in Morton, Ill.

He was born on December 11, 1950, in Kewanee, Ill., to Charles and Betty (Scott) Bailey. John was preceded in death by both parents and one brother, James Bailey, all of Wyoming, Ill.

He is survived by one...

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