La Salle QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
THE BUZZ: Marseilles funeral home stays in the family - MyWebTimes.comTuesday, January 31, 2017
Centrue is a regional bank offering commercial, retail and mortgage banking services.
Centrue has 20 branches principally in Northern Illinois and has a top 5 deposit market share in Kankakee and La Salle counties.
There was no word on the impact to employees.
Marseilles funeral home stays in the family
Joseph and Jennifer Kuiper have purchased the Seals-Campbell Funeral Home in Marseilles from William and Lillian Kuiper, Joe’s parents, who have owned and operated it since 1981. Joe has been employed at the firm since 2003. He is a graduate of the Worsham School of Mortuary Science and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer.
Joe and Jennifer will continue the same level of service, and Bill and Lil will continue to be active in the business.
The business was founded in 1925 by C. B. Seals and later owned and operated by Gifford and Arlene (Seals) Campbell. Seals-Campbell Funeral Home provides all types of services including traditional burials and cremations.
Jennifer graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BS in nursing. Joe and Jennifer live in Marseilles with their two sons, Lewis and Benjamin.
Toyota-Honda service manager Kmieciak moving to Peoria
Tuesday will be Dan Kmieciak’s last day as the service manager at Bill Walsh Toyota and Bill Walsh Honda in Ottawa. He has taken a new position as service manager at Mike Miller Hyundai in Peoria. The change means a good raise, and he already has found a new house with room for a garden and shop, he said.
A life-long Illinois Valley resident, Kmieciak, 52, has been with Bill Walsh Toyota for eight years, and two years ago also became the service manager of Bill Walsh Honda across Columbus Street.
Kmieciak said it has been a hard couple of weeks saying goodbye to coworkers and customers.
“It’s been a good ride here,” he said, “The Walshes have been great to me.”
Streator Dairy Queen to reopen
Streator's Dairy Queen, 2320 N. Bloomington St., is scheduled to reopen for the season on Saturday, Feb. 11.
The restaurant announced its reopening date on its sign.
The Dairy Queen closes every year during the colder months.
BASH introduces new 'happy hour' menu
The Burger and Sushi House announced it will introduce a "Happy Hour" menu in February.
The menu will become available from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The menu will introduce eight new hot and cold starter dishes, including a toasted tuna...
TIME CAPSULE: Remembering the clay hills east of Ottawa - MyWebTimes.comTuesday, January 31, 2017
CHO opened. Before they razed the funeral home, the Ottawa Jaycees held a haunted house in that old building. A new funeral home was built on La Salle Street, where the current Ottawa Funeral Home is located. Once those buildings were razed, the First National Bank built its driveup facility on that location.
My affiliation to the clay hills began in the early 1980s when I was around 20 years old. I was an avid four-wheeler (someone who takes their 4x4 truck/SUV off-roading), which I did for 17 years. We had plenty of places to go back then, such as the clay hills next to Buffalo Rock State Park, Consumers pond, and behind it something called Zulu. All three were located on Dee Bennett Road west of Ottawa.
We also 4-wheeled at Bailey Falls near Lowell, and numerous other places. But my early days of 4-wheeling began in those clay hills, again south of U.S. 6 east of the river and along the train tracks. I have many fond memories, and would like to share one of them with you.
Three of us were 4-wheeling in my truck, the Saturday evening of Easter weekend 1981. After driving up and down those clay hills and through the mud (or should I say slimy clay), I thought it would be both fun and challenging to drive under the U.S. 6 bridge an...
Editors' pick top stories of 2016 - MyWebTimes.comFriday, January 6, 2017
Skoog, Long battle for state rep. seat
The resignation of longtime state Rep. Frank Mautino, D-Spring Valley, sparked a battle for the 76th House seat. Andy Skoog, D-La Salle, was appointed as Mautino's replacement. Skoog ran unopposed in the Democratic primary, while Republican Jerry Long, of Streator, defeated Jacob Bramel, of Marseilles, in the GOP contest. The Long-Skoog race turned into a proxy war between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. More than $3 million was spent in the race, with advertising on both sides featuring plenty of falsehoods. Long defeated Skoog with 51 percent of the vote.
Election brings surprises nationally, and in the area
While President-elect Donald Trump was a surprise, according to the polls, locally the increase of Republican voters made an impact. Republican Karen Donnelly bested long-time incumbent and Democrat Brian Towne from office with an aggressive campaign that challenged many of his practices, including his use of the State's Attorney Felony Enforcement drug unit. Republicans also won seats in the circuit clerk and recorder's office.
Mautino's campaign spending questioned
Frank Mautino, La Salle County's state ...
Christmas stockings for soldiers and veterans - MyWebTimes.comWednesday, November 23, 2016
Greg Mueller, of the Mueller Funeral Homes, in a press release.
Those in the La Salle-Peru area can pick up the free Christmas stocking Monday through Friday until Dec. 2 at the Mueller Funeral Home at 909 Pike St. in Peru.
For Ottawa area residents, go to the Mueller Funeral Home at 800 First Ave. in Ottawa. Oglesby, Lostant, Tonica and Leonore area residents can stop at the Prey-Mueller Funeral Home, 231 W. Walnut St., in Oglesby.
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Stateline Area Death Notices - Beloit Daily NewsThursday, August 18, 2016
Living in Clinton. Arrangements are pending with Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, Beloit.
Joseph Charles Feldmann, 95, of Rockton, died Friday at La Salle Veterans Home in La Salle, Ill. Memorial ceremonies will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday at McCorkle Funeral Home, Rockton Chapel. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of ceremonies at the funeral home.
Erich C. Hessner, 51, of Delavan, died Sunday in his home. Private family services will be on Aug. 27 in Delavan. Betzer Funeral Home, Delavan, is assisting the family.
Martin G. Lydon, 63, of Orangeville, Ill., died Sunday at Monroe Clinic Hospital in Monroe. Arrangements are pending with Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home, Freeport, Ill.
Margaret “Maggie” Richter, 78, died Aug. 5 in Sun City, Ariz. Private funeral services were held in Phoenix. Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary, Phoenix, assisted the family.
Ronald A. Starks, 59, of Janesville, died Sunday at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville. Funeral services will be at noon on Wednesday at Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory, Janesville. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. untl the time of services at the funeral home.
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Family calls for action against bullying in wake of Longueuil teen's death - CBC.caThursday, April 12, 2018
Proulx declined to comment on the specifics of the case.Simon Dufour (left) is seen here as a young boy with his father Martin Dufour.(Submitted by Martin Dufour)The Quebec Association for Suicide Prevention called for caution before associating bullying too quickly with suicide, since there is often not just one cause, but a combination of factors behind such deaths.But Simon's family said he was tormented by bullying. Longueuil police confirmed its investigation into his death has expanded to include the high school he attended. Investigators met with school staff earlier this week.The Criminal Code includes articles for cases of verbal abuse, such as harassment.Where to get helpKids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (phone), live chat counselling at www.kidshelpphone.caCanadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Find a 24-hour crisis centreFor parents of children who are the targets of bullying, the Mental Health Commisssion of Canada offers advice here.If you're worried someone you know may be at risk of suicide, you should talk to them, says the Canadian Association of Suicide Prevention. Here are some warning signs: Suicidal thoughts.Substance abuse.Purposelessness.Anxiety.Feeling trapped.Hopelessness and helplessness.Withdrawal.Anger.Recklessness.Mood changes.Let's block ads! (Why?)...
A list of terrorist incidents and attacks in Canada - National PostThursday, April 12, 2018
She is set to undergo a court-ordered mental health assessment.Jan. 29, 2017: Six men were killed and others injured after a shooting at a Quebec City mosque. Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, is facing six counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted murder using a restricted firearm. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard both called the shooting a terrorist attack.Aug. 10, 2016: Police shoot and kill terror suspect Aaron Driver in Strathroy, Ont., after he made a video that suggested he was planning to detonate a homemade bomb in a Canadian city during morning or afternoon rush hour. Driver detonated an explosive device in a taxi cab before police killed him.Oct. 22, 2014: Parliament Hill security and police shoot and kill Michael Zehaf-Bibeau after he killed Canadian soldier Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and then stormed the Parliament Buildings.Oct. 20, 2014: Quebec police shoot and kill Martin Couture-Rouleau after he threatens an officer with a knife. Couture-Rouleau was wanted for running down warrant officer Patrice Vincent and another soldier in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. Vincent died of his injuries.
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Cornwall and Area Death Notices - Cornwall Seaway NewsThursday, April 12, 2018
Faith Marie Mill, in December 1954. Returning to Canada from Europe in 1954 he served in the Overseas Ferry Unit, flying small single-engined fighters across the Atlantic to Europe from Longeueil, Quebec. Postings through the late 50s and early 60s saw him training the RCAF’s (and NATO’s) growing cadre of pilots in Portage la Prairie, Saskatoon and Gimli. His experience with accident investigation within the Flight Safety Directorate in Ottawa from 1965-68 helped initiate safety procedures that dramatically brought down the accident rate amongst new jet pilots. After a year’s study in Staff College in Kingston and operational training in Chatham and Cold Lake, Bruce Burgess returned to Europe, commanding 441 and 439 reconnaissance squadrons flying CF-104s in Germany and studying with the Royal Air Force Warfare College at RAF Manby in 1972. Returning to the Air Requirements Directorate in Ottawa from 1973-77, he helped shepherd the acquisition of the next generation of CF-18 (hornet) fighter aircraft. Highlights of his later career include Base Commander at CFB Comox (1977-80), Defense Attache in London (1980-82), Chief of Staff Air Force Operations, Winnipeg (1982-84) and Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations at Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs (1984-87). He was awarded the Order of Military Merit in 1984, supplementing his earlier Special Service Medal (NATO-OTAN) and Canadian Decoration. He retired with Faith to Lancaster, Ontario in 1987. Bruce Burgess was a citizen airman who lived life with integrity, humility, humour, a strong sense of responsibility and a profound commitment to Canada. The warmth of his personality, his dedication to duty, his courage and his charm enriched us all. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 7, 2018 at St. Andrew’s and Knox Church, 21102 Concession Road 2, S. Glengarry, Bainsville, Ontario. The family will receive visitors on Friday April 6, 2018 from 2 to 4 p.m., and from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Munro & Morris Funeral Home, 46 Oak Street, Lancaster (613-347-3629). www.munromorris.comDORAIS, Monique (Dufort) - At the Glengarry Memorial Hospital, Alexandria on Monday, March 26, 2018. Monique Dorais (nee Dufort) of Alexandria; age 75 years. Beloved wife of the late Ernest Dorais. Loving mother of Denis Patenaude (Karen Boire) of Beachburg. Cherished grandmother of Roxane and Francis Patenaude, and greatgrandmother of Maïlie Issa. Dear sister of Romeo Dufort (Camille) of Quebec City, Bernard Dufort of Lachine, Que., Jean-Guy Dufort (Madeleine) of Victoriaville, Que., Jacques Dufort (Nicole) of St. Zot...