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Marion Mikkelsen Lewis

  Marion Mikkelsen Lewis, 103, Woodstock, died May 15, 2012, at Hearthstone Manor.  She was born Oct. 16, 1908, in Woodstock, to Jens and Inger Marie (Jensen) Mikkelsen.  A lifelong

Francis J. Dougherty

  Francis ‘Frank’ J. Dougherty, 64, Woodstock, formerly of Allentown, Pa., died Thursday, May 12, 2012. He was born Sept. 28, 1947, to Leo and Pauline Dougherty. On May 11,

Irma Kunath

  Irma Kunath, 88, Wonder Lake, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Inpatient Hospice Unit of Centegra Specialty Hospital-Woodstock. She was born Aug. 28, 1923, to Hermann and Emma (Klatt)

Phillip E. Brady

  Phillip E. Brady, 67, Woodstock, died Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock.  He was born July 30, 1944, in Woodstock, to Michael and Margaret (Maguire) Brady. He married

Thomas Dale Stewart

  Thomas Dale Stewart, 85, Woodstock, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock. He was born Sept. 20, 1926, in Chicago, to Albert and Eleanor

Alex Misurelli

  Alex Misurelli, 90, Crystal Lake, died Monday, May 7, 2012, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock. He was born April 29, 1922, in Chicago, to Louis J. and Mary (Urbanski)

Clarence Smith

  Clarence Smith, 70, Wonder Lake, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois Inpatient Care Unit at Centegra Specialty Hospital – Woodstock.  He was born Sept.

Vida M. Schneiderman

  Vida M. Schneiderman, 93, Woodstock, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois Inpatient Care Unit at Centegra Specialty Hospital – Woodstock. She was born May

Margo Monteau

Margo (Poston) Monteau, 92, Woodstock, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Autumn Leaves Assisted Living, Crystal Lake. She was born May 27, 1919, in Columbus, Ohio. On Jan. 6, 1945,

Florence E. Pedretti

Forence E. Pedretti, 79, Wonder Lake, died Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at the Springs at Crystal Lake. She was born April 22, 1933, in Chicago to Victor and Mary (Ceolla)

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