La Salle QC Obituaries and Funeral Related News
JoAnn M. Carretto - MyWebTimes.comSaturday, March 2, 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 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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Canadian Forces dealing with 17 streptococcal infection cases at recruit school in Quebec - Ottawa CitizenSaturday, March 2, 2019
The Canadian military is dealing with 17 cases of streptococcal infection at its recruit facilities in Saint-Jean, Quebec, the second such outbreak in less than a year.The cases of Group A Streptococcus bacterial infection, also called GAS, were identified among the roughly 1,500 recruits at Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School. The Canadian Forces Health Services is monitoring the increase in cases of GAS pharyngitis, also known as strep throat, Canadian Forces spokesman Maj. Travis Smyth said. There have been no serious cases of GAS infection and no hospitalized cases.In early April, Postmedia reported that more than 1,800 military personnel had been given antibiotics after an outbreak of streptococcal infections at the same military facility. Six recruits from the Saint-Jean Garrison were hospitalized. Of those there was one confirmed invasive Group A Streptococcal (GAS) case and one probable invasive GAS case, according to the Department of National Defence.The garrison, located in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., is the basic training base for recruits in the Canadian Forces.Smyth said antibiotics are being provided ...
Bernard Landry to be honoured with state funeral - Montreal GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
Tributes poured in Tuesday for the former Quebec premier, who died at the age of 81.
"He was a remarkable man, a man of great talent," former Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois said about Bernard Landry.
Jacques Boissinot / THE CANADIAN PRESS
QUEBEC - As tributes poured in Tuesday, Premier François Legault announced former premier Bernard Landry will be honoured with a full state funeral.Emerging from his office to comment on the death of Landry, Legault said he had spoken to Landry's widow, Chantal Renaud, and offered the state funeral.Renaud accepted.Clearly moved, Legault added his own tribute to Landry, who was his boss when he was a Parti Québécois minister in Landry's cabinet. Quebec's 28th premier, Landry governed from March 2001 to April 2003.He revealed he and Landry had spoken last week on the phone and had planned to get together soon to talk politics. His death came as a surp...
Body found in Mexico probably that of Christine St-Onge, SQ says - Montreal GazetteSaturday, March 2, 2019
Laval resident Christine St-Onge, 41, who went missing in Mexico on Dec. 5, 2018.
The body of a woman believed to be that of a Quebecer missing in Mexico for more than a week was found near a hotel in Los Cabos, provincial police said on Thursday.Laval's Christine St-Onge, 41, had been missing since Dec. 4.Sgt. Claude Denis, a spokesperson for the Sûreté du Québec, said although an autopsy was already performed in Mexico, a second autopsy will have to be done when the body returns to Quebec to determine the cause of death and to formally identify the body.Denis said investigators had already informed St-Onge's family of the discovery.Denis said the investigation is complicated because SQ investigators are far from where the body was found. An RCMP liaison officer is now on site, which will make it easier to communicate with local authorities, he said. The RCMP will have to positively identify the body and then arrange for it to be repatriated.BCS Noticias, a Mexican news website, quoted local police as saying it appeared the woman had died as a result of cranial trauma and that blood stains had been found in the hotel room where she was staying. They estimated she had been dead for at least five days.RelatedThe woman's body, which appears to bear marks of violence, was found near the hotel where St-Onge had been vacationing since Nov. 29 with a male co...