July 3rd, 2018 11:48 AM
Cheri Lynn Coffman, 64, died suddenly on June 22, 2018. She will be missed by her mother, Carolyn; her siblings, Don, Ted and Suzette; seven nieces and nephews; and her many friends.
June 27th, 2018 2:02 PM
Ruth Hulburt Hamilton died in Evanston on June 26, 2018. Ruth was born in Kirksville, Missouri in 1921 but she spent most of her life as a devoted Oak Parker.
June 26th, 2018 3:06 PM
Robert J. Burchill, 92, of Oak Park, died on June 18, 2018. Born on Jan. 30, 1926, he was a faithful and active member of First United Methodist Church of Oak Park for over 60 years and was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge #540.
June 26th, 2018 3:04 PM
Joyce Marguerite Marco (nee Wall), 90, died on May 11, 2018 in Oak Park. Born on Nov. 26, 1927 in Marion, Illinois, she attended Southern Illinois University for three years, relocated to Chicago, and received her B.S. degree from Northwestern and her M.A. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Illinois Urbana.
June 26th, 2018 3:03 PM
Mary J. "Mel" Ertel, 92, of Venice, Florida, a former 12-year resident of Oak Park, died in Florida on June 20, 2018. Born in Spragueville, Iowa on Feb. 19, 1926, she was preceded in death by her husbands, the late Donal C. Ertel and the late Norman Felbinger.
June 19th, 2018 3:27 PM
Irene Garamoni, 100, who was born in Oak Park, died on May 23, 2018 at her daughter's home in Alexandria, Virginia. She lived in Oak Park and River Forest until 2011. Born on April 14, 1918, the daughter of Julius Breneisen and Mathilde Bedard, she graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1936, and married Michael Garamoni in 1944.
June 19th, 2018 3:26 PM
Robert (Bud) F. Ragalie, 30, of River Forest and Oak Park, died on June 15, 2018. He was a casualty of the opioid epidemic.
June 19th, 2018 3:24 PM
Michael "Mike" Joseph Sokolik, 67, died peacefully at his Oak Park home on June 15, 2018. Born on July 29, 1950 in Fort Madison, Iowa to Jerome and Bernice Sokolik, the oldest of eight children, he earned his B.A. in Psychology from St. Ambrose University, where he was active in social justice and politics.
June 12th, 2018 11:56 AM
William R. O'Toole, 79, of River Forest, died on June 10, 2018. Born on Feb. 4, 1939, he began his career at Merchants National Bank in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
June 12th, 2018 11:53 AM
Peter Stuart Schilke, 57, U.S. Navy commander (retired), of Gales Ferry, Connecticut, formerly of Oak Park, died suddenly on May 19, 2018, surrounded by his family.
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