Obituaries

Marian R. Wiegand

Jul 28, 2022

Marian R. Wiegand, 100, of Eureka, formerly of rural Deer Creek, and Goodfield, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka where she had been a resident for the last 23 years.

She was born in a farmhouse near Morton, IL to Simon and Rosa Knapp Wiegand.  She was preceded in death by her...

Catherine Elaine Colassaco

Jul 23, 2022

Catherine Elaine Colassaco, 68, of Eureka, passed away suddenly at 2 p.m., Saturday July 23, 2022 in her home.

She was born April 18, 1954 in Chicago, IL to Frederick and Georgenne (Craig) Snyder. She married Timothy Colassaco in Waterford, WI in 2002. They were married 20 years. He survives.

She was the loving mother of James (Jenifer) Johnson, Jamie...

Kay K. Preuitt

Jul 23, 2022

Kay K. Preuitt, 81, of Goodfield, IL passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 7:02 p.m. at the Loft Rehabilitation and Nursing in Eureka.

She was born on July 19, 1941 in Eureka, Il a daughter of Chester and Ethel Aberle Finley. She married Charlie Preuitt on February 25, 1961 in Eureka, Il. He survives.

Survivors also include her...

Lila M. Ulrich

Jul 20, 2022

Lila M. Ulrich, 90, of Eureka passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.

She was born on June 16, 1932 in Tremont, Il a daughter of Otto and Fannie Staker Gerber. She married Harold Ulrich on February 2, 1952 in Eureka. He survives.

Survivors also include one daughter, Marge Ulrich...

Carol A. Gillson

Jul 17, 2022

Carol A. Gillson, 75, of Goodfield, passed away at 10:53 a.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.She was born on August 22, 1946 in Chicago to Stanley Robert and Ann Loveless Dolan.  She married Terry Gillson on April 3, 1969 in Chicago.Survivors include two sons, Robert (Amanda) Gillson of Roanoke; James (Vicki Monge)...

Benjamin Roberts

Jul 8, 2022

Benjamin Roberts, 93, beloved husband of 74 years to Martha, nee Meyer; loving father of Bruce (late Linda), Julie ( Mike) Graham, Ben W. (Debbie), Robin D. (Erin) and John D. (Robin). He was the dearest son of the late Ora Melvin Roberts and the late Nellie (late Edgar) Tomlinson. Devoted grandpa of Jayme (Robin), Justin, Benji, Wendy Ward, Josh,...

Karen S. Nichols

Jun 29, 2022

Congerville- Karen S. Nichols, 80, of Congerville, IL, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke. 

She was born on November 4, 1941, in Peoria, IL to Leon and Myrtle Ealey Quasebarth.  She married Daryl B. Nichols on December 27, 1971 in Pekin, IL.  He passed away on May 23, 2012.

Surviving are her...

Patricia S. Bridges

Jun 11, 2022

Patricia Sue Bridges, 68, of Eureka, passed away at 2:10 a.m., Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, IL.

She was born October 15, 1953 in Granite City, IL to Eldon and Dorothy (Siebert) Voss.  She married Randall E. Bridges on August 23, 1975 in Morton, IL.  He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Stephanie Bridges...

Roger Sales

Jun 11, 2022

Roger F. Sales, 78, of Eureka passed away at 8:05 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born on January 30, 1944 in Peoria a son of Harold and Roxanna Trimmer Sales. He married Nancy A. Gangloff on September 14, 1968 in Peoria. She survives.

Survivors include...

Jeanine Whited

May 28, 2022

Jeanine M. Whited, 92, formerly of Eureka, IL died at 11:00AM, Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Bethel Manor, Evansville, Indiana.

She was born in 1929 in Kewanee, IL to Elizabeth and John Marshall. She married Arthur Whited, Jr. in 1950 in Kewanee.

Jeanine is survived by two brothers, Jerry Miller and Richard Miller of Kewanee,...

John Phelps

May 18, 2022

Washington - John Phelps, loving husband, father, and grandfather, died on May 18, 2022, at the age of 73.

He was born on September 16, 1948, in Washington, IL, to Russell and Katharine Phelps. A talent for basketball emerged early on, and he enjoyed a storied career at Eureka High School, where his remarkable records for both...

Jacquita “Keta” Collins

May 10, 2022

Jacquita “Keta” Wagner Collins, 91, of Eureka, passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at Carle Eureka Hospital.

She was born in Chicago on March 11, 1931, a daughter of Joseph J. and Frieda E. Wagner. Her parents, now deceased, moved to Eureka in June 1959 when they retired.

Keta graduated from...

Anne Sandvik

May 4, 2022

Anne Louise Sandvik, 70, of Eureka passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Clermont, FL.

Anne was born on October 20, 1951 in Bryan TX to the late Robert and Lois (Allison) Hart.

She married Gary Sandvik on December 27, 2001 in Eureka. He survives.

Survivors also include her daughters, Stephanie (Robert) Atkinson...

Esther Goodson

May 1, 2022

Esther P. Goodson, 88, of Eureka, passed away at 9:42 p.m., Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Carle Eureka Hospital.

She was born June 30, 1933 in Greenville, IL to Forrest and Adah (Siebert) McCullah.  She married John Goodson, Sr. on November 27, 1952 in Greenville, IL.  He died on April 3, 1998.

She was also...

Arthur "Rusty" Klaus

May 1, 2022

Arthur T. “Rusty” Klaus, 66, of Eureka, died Sunday, May 1, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

Rusty was born on June 20, 1955 in Peoria, IL to James A. and Jean W. Kaiser Klaus. He married Laurie A. Spires on January 20, 1979 in Eureka, IL. She survives.

Survivors also include four...

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