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Krystal “Kris” Kay Harrison Roark, 68

Krystal “Kris” Kay Harrison Roark, age 68, of McHenry, passed away June 20, 2022, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She was born on April 1, 1954, in Woodstock, the

Arlene B. Ferguson, 90

Arlene B. Ferguson, age 90, of Woodstock, died on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Northwestern Hospital, McHenry, surrounded by her family. Arlene was born (May 12, 1932) and reared on

Audrey A. Meyer (née Riley), 92

Audrey A. Meyer (née Riley), 92, of Woodstock, went home on June 14, 2022, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Ferndale, Mich., on March 21,

Larry Young, 69

Larry Young, 69, died April 10, 2022, in Elgin. He had attended Olson Junior High School and graduated from Woodstock High School in 1970.

Paul F. Kries, 92

Paul F. Kries, age 92, of Woodstock, passed away in his sleep peacefully on May 27, 2022. He was born on June 2, 1929, in Chicago to Charles and Ruth

Randy Scott Noles, 60

Randy Scott Noles, age 60, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 23, 2022, with loving family by his side. Randy was born on April 19, 1962 in Elgin,

Christopher M. Strong service May 28

A celebration of the life of Christopher M. Strong will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in the Woodstock High School Auditorium, 501 W. South St. In lieu of

Robert F. Carr service July 2

A celebration of his life for Robert F. Carr will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at the Woodstock Opera House, where he acted and created the sets for the

Marilyn J. Collignon, 90

On Sunday, April 3, 2022, Marilyn J. Collignon (née Walker), loving mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 90. Marilyn was born Sept. 8, 1931, in Chicago to

Victor Nicholiavich Meuch, 76

Victor Nicholiavich Meuch, 76, went to be with his Redeemer and Lord on Feb. 7, 2022, in a one-vehicle accident. He was born on May 23,1945, in a Nazi forced-labor

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