Obituaries

Joanne Marie Peterson Johnson

Joanne Marie Peterson Johnson, 91, Woodstock, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at her home. She was born Nov. 29, 1926, to Raymond and Lillie (Bloom) Peterson in Rockford. On Dec. 22, 1950, she married Donald R. Johnson. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Dianne...

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Roger D. Close

Roger D. Close, 80, Woodstock, died Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at JourneyCare Hospice, Woodstock. He was born Nov. 13, 1937, in Fort Wayne, IN, to Charles and Marge (Cook) Close. On Sept. 5,1958, he married Phyllis Sherman in Fort Wayne, IN. He earned his jet aircraft...

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Margaret Phillips Steinam, M.D.

Margaret Phillips Steinam, M.D., 94, Mequon, WI, formerly of Woodstock, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. She was born June 30, 1923. “Maggie” or “Speed” or “Sprouty,” as she was known to family and friends, was a true Renaissance woman, accomplishing much in her lifetime....

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Rory Robert Semrau

Rory Robert Semrau, 53, McHenry, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 13, 1964, to Walter Semrau and Dianne Kay Rush in Woodstock. He was a carpenter by trade who took pride in his work. He was an avid...

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Craig A. Nulle

Craig A. Nulle, 68, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Anaheim, CA. He graduated from Garden Grove High School in 1967. He earned two master’s degrees in history and accounting, and was employed as a revenue agent for the Internal Revenue Service for 31 years prior to his...

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Cheryl Ann Gould

Cheryl Ann Gould, 70, Woodstock, died Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. She was born June 7, 1946, to Jack and Ernestine Holloway. Working alongside her husband Dan for nearly a half century at Lloyd’s Paint ‘N Paper, she could be found mixing a...

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Bruce Ackerman

Bruce Ackerman, 59, Woodstock, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Woodstock. He was born Nov. 14, 1958, to William and Patricia (Johnson) Ackerman in Elmhurst. On Oct. 19, 1980, he married Laurel Seidensticker. He was a great innovator and excellent handyman who could...

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Karen L. Scimeca

Karen L. Scimeca, 58, Woodstock, died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at her home in Woodstock surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 14, 1959, to Robert James and Mary Ann (Burgess) Schumer. On March 5, 1988, she married Timothy Scimeca. They spent 29 happy years...

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James E. Keefe

James E. Keefe, 85, Woodstock, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. He was born Jan. 13, 1932, to James H. Keefe and Florence M. (Cooney) Keefe in Chicago. They moved to Woodstock in 1938. He attended St. Mary School in Woodstock through ninth grade, followed by St. Mary’s...

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Harlow ‘Bud’ Swartout Jr.

Harlow “Bud” Swartout, 90, Geneseo, formerly of Woodstock, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa. He was 90 years old. He was born Oct. 28, 1927, to Harlow Jerry Swartout Sr. and Florence (Hawkins) Swartout in Galesburg. He...

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Philip G. May

Philip G. May, 83, Harvard, died Thursday Nov. 23, 2017, at his home. He was born Sept. 14, 1934, to George and Alvina (Kirchner) May in Chicago. On Oct. 14, 1961, he married Jeannine Sebby in Skokie. He was a member at Grace Lutheran Church, Woodstock. He dedicated...

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Sally A. Reuter-Radka

Sally A. Reuter-Radka died Friday, Nov., 17, 2017, at the Amber Glen Alzheimer Special Care Center, Urbana. She was born Jan. 11, 1935, to Herman and Cornelia (Freund) Nye  in Terre Haute, Ind. She was a resident of Champaign, although she spent most of her life in...

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Rory Robert Semrau

Rory Robert Semrau, McHenry, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Oct. 13, 1964, to Walter Semrau and Dianne Kay Rush in Woodstock. He was a carpenter by trade who took pride in his work. He was an avid outdoorsman...

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Gayle A. Christman Bean

Gayle A. Christman Bean, 63, Woodstock, died Monday Nov. 6, 2017, at JourneyCare Hospice-Woodstock. She was born April 15, 1954, to Andrew and Eilleen (Huppert) Marchetti in Chicago. On Aug. 17, 1985, she married Scott Bean. She was a loving wife, mother and...

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Jeffrey A. Schroeder

Jeffrey A. Schroeder, 48, Woodstock, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in North Chicago. He was born July 6, 1969, to Tom and Sharon Schroeder in Woodstock. He was a longtime employee of Local 150. He loved operating all heavy equipment. He also loved being a dad and...

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Joseph C. Burg

Joseph C. Burg, 84, Woodstock, died Nov. 6, 2017, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry, surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 19, 1933, to Christopher and Anna (Ahlers) Burg, in Manitowoc, Wis., the youngest of eight children. The family moved to Woodstock in 1945....

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