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Gloria G. Grover

Gloria G. Grover, 76, Woodstock, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock. She was born July 11, 1935, in Dundee, to John and Louise (Boncosky) Grace. On May 28,

Joseph A. Woodell

Joseph A. Woodell, 26, Woodstock, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. He was born Jan.19, 1986, to Lawrence and Sarah (Saathoff) Woodell. He was a

Carl C. Ohlrich

Carl C. Ohlrich, 78, Woodstock, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock. He was born Sept. 12, 1933, in Woodstock, to Wilbert C. and Faye (Gates) Ohlrich. On Oct.

Kline Dean Irwin

  Kline Dean Irwin, 90, Lake of the Woods, Bremen, Ind., died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Center, Plymouth, Ind. He was born April 27, 1922, in

Nancy B. Fallaw

  Nancy B. Fallaw, 73, Wonder Lake, died Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois-Woodstock. She was born Nov. 15, 1938, in Chicago, to Edward and Maree (Kaufmann)

Stephen Hrncar

  Stephen Hrncar, 81, of Nicholasville, Ky., formerly of Woodstock, died May 19, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 30, 1930, in Cicero,  to Stephen Hrncar and Katarina

Gerald Scharnau

  Gerald (Jerry) Walter Scharnau, 81, San Antonio, died May 19, 2012.  He was born June 16, 1930, to Walter and Ruth Scharnau, longtime residents of Woodstock. He attended Illinois

Mary Margaret Vohs

  Mary Margaret Vohs, 71, Woodstock, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at Mercy Harvard Hospital. She was born March 22, 1941, in East Troy, Wis., to Chester Charles and Hattie

Jeanne E. Maxwell

  Jeanne E. Maxwell, 89, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, in Longmont, Colo. She was a longtime Woodstock resident and worked at the court house in the clerk and recorder’s

Judith Karen (Ziller) Kaiser

  Judith Karen (Ziller) Kaiser, 70, Woodstock, died Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the  Inpatient Hospice Unit of Centegra Specialty Hospital-Woodstock. She was born Feb. 6, 1942, in Kankakee, to

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