La Salle QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
JoAnn M. Carretto - MyWebTimes.comSaturday, March 02, 2019
St. Columba Cemetery.
JoAnn was born Oct. 12, 1956, in Ottawa to Joseph R. and Anna Mae (Wignes) Vicich. She married Philip Scott Carretto on Jan. 8, 1994, at St. Patrick's Church.
JoAnn worked for La Salle County for 39 years, retiring after 12 years as La Salle County Clerk. She loved her Chicago sports, especially the Cubs and Blackhawks. She enjoyed vacationing in Florida and Las Vegas. JoAnn was a kind and caring person who always had a smile on her face. She was fun-loving and always laughing, and found a friend in everyone she met. JoAnn loved her nieces and nephews as her own and was lovingly known as their "other mother."
She is survived by her husband, Scotty, of 25 years; her siblings, Patty (Larry) Hake, of Sandwich, and Joe (Nadine) Vicich, of Ottawa; seven nieces and nephews, Adam (Kate), Brett (Shannon) and LeighAnn Hake, Melissa (Shannon) Ristau, Jeremy Grieves, Claire Vicich and Joey Vicich; great-nephews, Wyatt, Jacob, Andrew and Evan; her aunts and uncles, Lyle (Mary) Wignes, Evelyn Wignes and Lucille Vicich; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike Carretto, Debbie (late Don) Harke, Steve (late Linda) Carretto, Jeff (Jennifer) Carretto, Carrie (Timmy) Orr and Chris (Gary) English; her nieces and nephews-in-law, Eric (Heidi), Zach, Katie, Thomas and Mikaela; her great-niece and nephew-in-law, Octavia and Payton; and her favorite poodle, Annie.
JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents; and her mother-in-law, Lois Carretto.
Pallbearers will be Adam and Brett Hake, Joey Vicich, Shannon Ristau, Derek Vic...
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...
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...
Editors' pick top stories of 2016 - MyWebTimes.comFriday, January 06, 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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Hundreds of Hells Angels expected for murdered biker’s Woodbridge funeral as police search for suspect with lengthy record - Toronto StarWednesday, March 27, 2019
Star.Hells Angels' biker Michael (Diaz) Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, who was gunned down in Mississauga on Monday. (GoFundMe)A Quebec man with Hells Angels ties is already in custody on first-degree murder charges and police have issued a Canada-wide first-degree murder warrant for another Montreal man who has a history of weapons possession, fraud and possession of false documents, and is awaiting trial for allegedly intimidating someone connected to the court system.The funeral of Deabaitua-Schulde, a father of two, is set for Saturday, March 23 at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge, according to the funeral home’s website. A GoFundMe page has also been set up in Deabaitua-Schulde’s name.“God called Michael on Monday March 11, 2019, at the age of 32,” his online obituary begins. “He will be forever missed by his loving spouse, Ashley and his children … He will be held dear in the hearts of his family, relatives, and many friends.”Article Continued BelowAs his funeral is being planned, police continue to hunt for Montreal fugitive Joseph Pallotta, 38.Deabaitua-Schulde was shot dead shortly before noon on Monday outside a gym in Mississauga at 700 Dundas St. E., near Cawthra Road.Peel Regional Police chief Chris McCord said that Deabaitua-Schulde was the victim of a targeted attack.Pallotta is considered armed and dangerous.Peel Regional Police announced...
James Shea remembered as 'fervent advocate' for education, language rights - Montreal GazetteWednesday, March 27, 2019
A fervent advocate for Quebec's English-speaking community and an impassioned proponent of bilingualism.'
James Shea of Aylmer, an educator and minority language rights advocate, died on Saturday. He was 76.Chairman of the Western Quebec School Board and retired superintendent of the Ottawa Catholic School Board, Shea was also the former president of the Quebec Communities Group Network (QCGN) and immediate past president of the Regional Association of West Quebecers.
In a communiqué issued Monday, current QCGN president Geoffrey Chambers described Shea as "a fervent advocate for Quebec's English-speaking community and an impassioned proponent of bilingualism," adding he was "serving at the helm when QCGN successfully advocated for increased support from the federal government's Official Languages strategy as well as recognition from the provincial government that f...
Dozens of bikers attend funeral for Hells Angels member gunned down in Peel - Yahoo News CanadaWednesday, March 27, 2019
Saturday afternoon for the funeral of a Hells Angels motorcycle gang member shot to death in Mississauga earlier this month.Motorcycle club members from across Ontario and as far away as Quebec and British Columbia attended a service for Michael Deabaitua-Schulde at the Vescio Funeral Home in Woodbridge.Deabaitua-Schulde, 32, was described by police as a "well-entrenched" member of the notorious motorcycle gang's Niagara chapter. He was gunned down in the parking lot of HUF Boxing Gym on March 11, in what investigators called a targeted hit.Police have arrested four men from Montreal in connection with the daylight slaying.View photosPaul Smith/CBCMoreMany Hells Angels, along with members of allied outlaw motorcycle clubs - commonly called "support clubs" - were seen milling about outside the funeral home before the service began. There was also a heavy police presence, with officers from the OPP and York keeping a close eye on those in attendance.Funerals for club members often offer police a rare opportunity to keep tabs on the who's who of the biker underworld.The Hells Angels have hundreds of members in Canada. The gang first moved into Ontario in 2000, after they emerged victorious ...