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Gabriel Casalino, 97

Born: June 30, 1924, Chicago Died: Jan. 14, 2022, Algonquin Gabriel Casalino, 97, died peacefully at home at Clarendale of Algonquin on Jan. 14. Gabe was born in Chicago to

Mariella ‘Beanie’ Kleinschmidt, 67

Mariella “Beanie” Kleinschmidt, age 67, of Woodstock, passed away Jan. 12, 2022. She was born on Dec. 29, 1954, in Woodstock, to Gerald and Geraldine (Dwyer) Donahue. She married Don

Louise J. Smith 86

Louise J. Smith 86, of Woodstock passed away on Saturday Jan. 8, 2022, at Northwestern Hospital-Huntley. She was born in Woodstock on June 28, 1935, to Lewis and Sofie (Helm)

Teresa Jean Pappas, 62

Teresa Jean Pappas, 62, of Chicago, formerly of Woodstock, passed away Thursday evening, Jan. 6, 2022, at the Leucht family home in Woodstock with her family at her side. She

Larry F. ‘Piet’ Pietrzak, 81

Larry F. “Piet” Pietrzak, age 81, passed away Jan. 5, 2022, in Wonder Lake with his family by his side. He was born on Aug. 10, 1940, in Chicago, the son of

Marjorie (Marge) L. Birk, 101

Marjorie (Marge) L. Birk of Woodstock passed peacefully into eternal life on Dec. 22, 2021, at St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. She was born on Palm Sunday, March 28, 1920, in

Nancy J. Moore, 90

Nancy Joy (née Lyon) Moore, 90, of Woodstock, died peacefully at home with family by her side on Monday, Dec.27, 2021. Nancy was born on Dec. 15, 1931, to Charles

Linda Schiller Puckett, 61

Linda Schiller Puckett, 61, died peacefully Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, surrounded by her husband, Jeff Puckett, Columbus, Ohio, who spoke words of love, and sons, Jonathan (Amber) Puckett, Newnan, Ga.,

Vytautas S. ‘Vito’ Lukas, 83

Vytautas S. “Vito” Lukas, 83, passed away peacefully in his home on Dec. 24, 2021. He was born on July 30, 1938, in Klaipeda, Lithuania, the second child and only

Douglas ‘Doug’ Martin, 66

Douglas “Doug” Martin passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Dec. 19, 2021. He was born in Detroit, Mich., on Oct. 29, 1955, and was the only child

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