Terry W. Mulcahy
Terry W. Mulcahy, age 55, of Wilton Center, passed away on Sunday, January 25, 2015.
He was born on April 16, 1959 in Blue Island, IL, the son of the late Robert and Mary (Orr) Mulcahy. He is survived by his wife, Daryl Anne (Frohlich) Mulcahy who he married on May 12, 1979 in Orland Park, IL. He is also survived by three daughters, Grace (Matthew) Sealy, Delia Mulcahy, and Elle Mulcahy; one grandchild; two brothers, Tom (Sandy) Mulcahy and Robert Mulcahy; two sisters, Susan (John) Dekoker and Marybeth (Michael) Dunne; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Terry was a brick layer. He loved his family, friends, going to church, his dog Brandy, and the outdoors.
Visitation will be held at Faith Baptist Church, Green Garden; 25800 S. Center Rd. Monee, IL on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Faith Baptist Church on Wednesday, January 28 at 12:00 p.m., Pastor Jayson Workman officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated. Pallbearers will be Bob Mulcahy, Tom Mulcahy, Matthew Sealy, David Santefort, Ed Lukasik, George Rung, Alston Stanley, and Ray Gondorilla. Sign the guestbook
Earl H. Welsh, Sr.
Earl H. Welsh Sr., 93, of Peotone, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2015) at Symphony of Joliet Health Care Center in Joliet.
He was born Oct. 6, 1921, in Wilmington, the son of William and Lula (Bell) Welsh. Both of his parents preceded him in death. Earl and Maurine U. Welsh were united in marriage on Oct. 6, 1942, in Kankakee. She preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 2007.
Earl was a farmer, worked at Andres Elevator and retired from Mobil Chemical in Frankfort. He was a member of the Will County Farm Bureau and a Lifetimer member of the Peotone Sportsmen's Club. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, playing cards and watching Chicago Cubs baseball.
Surviving are children, Dorothy Meyer, of Beecher; Earline (Charles) Patton, of Channahon, and Elwynne (Joan) Welsh, of Peotone; daughter-in-law, Cindy Welsh, of Wilton Center; grandchildren, Mike Patton, Amy (Jason) Bade, Kevin Meyer, Brian Meyer (fiance Theresa Perry), Erin Welsh, Mark (Keeley) Welsh, Earl "JR" Welsh III and Stacey Welsh; great-grandchildren, Tucker, Peyton, Camden and Parker Bade, and Spencer Welsh; two sisters-in-law, Sharon Bird, of Tamaroa, and Maybelle Welsh, of Manteno; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, preceding him in death were a son, Earl Welsh Jr., son-in-law, Willard G. Meyer; four brothers, George, Harold, William and LeRoy; and four sisters, Irene Blogg, Marie Foster, Eleanor Smith and Evelyn Welsh.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wesley Cemetery in Wilmington. Pallbearers will be Michael Patton, Kevin and Brian Meyer, Mark and Earl Welsh III, Jason and Tucker Bade. Memorials may be made to the family's wishes. Sign the guestbook
Geraldine "Gerry" Randell
Geraldine “Gerry” Randell, age 77, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Peotone, passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, suddenly.
She was born on October 3, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of the late Florian Frederick and Celia Helen (Jablonski) Malczynski. She married her husband, Kenneth M. Randell, on March 8, 1969 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chicago Heights, IL. She worked as a secretary for many different businesses and organizations over the years. She retired from Early Prevention of School Failure in Peotone in 1999. She was a former member of Hope Lutheran Church in Park Forest, IL. Gerry loved to sew, cross stitch, read, and cook and bake for her family. She was a loving, caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth M. Randell of Bourbonnais; her children, Debra A. Davis of Sidney, IL, John J. Ose of Kissimmee, FL, Lee F. (Diana) Randell of Valparaiso, IN, and Dana E. (Michael) Anderson of Lake Zurich, IL; six grandchildren, Megan (Shawn) Nova, Danny “D.J.” Davis Jr., Taylor Cohs and Kalli Randell, and Aubrey and Ellie Anderson; and five great-grandchildren, Mason, Addison, Ivy, Dylan, and Nathan. She is also survived by special friends; Vivian Purnell and Scott (Karla) Kuriger.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home in Peotone on Sunday, January 18 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Monday, January 19 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Carl Anderson officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded following all services. Inurnment will take place at Peotone Cemetery at a later date. Memorials to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. Sign the guestbook
Lois M. Marchino
Lois M. Marchino, age 70, a resident of Manor Health Care Center in Kankakee, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
She was born on March 18, 1944 in Harvey, IL. She is survived by her mother, Angela (Ribando) Marchino of Watseka, formerly of Peotone; a brother-in-law, James L. Fox of Peotone; a niece, Vanessa Koehn of Woodworth, IL; and 3 great-nephews, Cory (Erin) Koehn of New Albany, IN, Randy (Emily) Koehn of Indianapolis, IN, and Daniel Koehn of Watseka. She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Marchino (1972); her sister, Jeannine P. (Marchino) Fox (2003), and a nephew, Duane Koehn (2001).
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 13 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 13 at 1:00 p.m., Rev. Duane Haskins officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Manteno. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family’s wishes would be appreciated. Sign the guestbook
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Erik Lee Bjelke
Erik Lee Bjelke, age 70, of Monee, IL, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 5, 2015 at Franciscan St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, IL.
He was born on August 27, 1944 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Gustav and Margaret (Erickson) Bjelke. He was a retired brick mason.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Droesser) Bjelke of Monee who he married on June 5, 1965 in Oak Lawn, IL. He is also survived by 3 children, Kerry (Ernesto) Gonzalez of Beecher, Tracey (Carlos) Arrendondo of Monee, and Stephan Bjelke of Bourbonnais; 6 grandchildren, Alexis, Nicole, Megan, Madison, Matthew, and Erik; and a cousin, Debra (Steve Pinkey) Erickson of Staughton, WI.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Private family services will be held, Pastor Phil Epperson officiating. Sign the guestbook
Virginia C. Wilson
Virginia C. Wilson, age 76, of Beecher, IL, passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Vitas Hospice at Franciscan St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, IL.
She was born April 22, 1938 in Crete, IL, the daughter of the late Emil and Laura (Hohmann) Buchmeier, Sr. She married the late Kenneth M. Wilson on June 22, 1957 in Monee, IL. He passed away on July 31, 2012. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by 3 children; Diana (Joe) Gordon of Demotte, IN, Steve (Michelle) Wilson of Peotone, and Robert (Toni) Wilson of Beecher. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren; Joe (Kelli) Gordon III, Tonia Gordon, Kyle Wilson, Wade Wilson, and Samantha Wilson; 4 great-grandchildren, Dakota, Adyson, Cody, and Journey; 3 brothers, Emil (the late Peggy) Buchmeier Jr. of Monee, Lloyd (Tiny) Buchmeier of Crete, and Larry Buchmeier of Monee; 4 sisters, Jeanette Amstien of Warren, IN, Barbara (Doug) Warner of Pleasant Hill, OH, Linda Kiel of Warren, IN, and Cindy (LeRoy) Matthias of Monee; a brother-in-law, Harry (Jan) Wilson of Indianapolis, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 6 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 7 at 11:00 a.m., Pastor Ronald Rock officiating. Interment will be at Peotone Cemetery. Memorials to the family’s wishes would be appreciated. Sign the guestbook