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Carolyn A. Walters

  Carolyn A. Walters, 56, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at home. She was born Oct. 8, 1955, in Woodstock to James Brady and Peggy Brady Plimmer. She graduated from

Diane R. Turnball

  Dianne R. Turnball, 63, Woodstock, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. She was born May 29, 1948, in Waverly, Iowa, to Robert and Mildred (Fuerstenberg) Turnball.

Ronald R. Berg

Ronald R. Berg, 78, Wonder Lake, died Monday, April 9, 2012, in the Inpatient Unit of Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, Barrington. He was born Jan. 30, 1934,

Wayne R. Greis

  Wayne R. Greis, 69, Woodstock, died Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington. He was born Sept. 24, 1942, in Chicago to Raymond Julius and Lorraine

Shelley R. Stoddard

  Shelley R. Stoddard, 52, Woodstock, died Friday, April 6, 2012, at her home. She was born in Peru, Illinois, May 9, 1959, to Ronald and Dee (Opsal) Moerdick. She

Angeline Margaret Raycraft

  Angeline Margaret Raycraft, 95, Woodstock, died Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Hearthstone Manor Nursing Home, Woodstock. She was born April 20,1916, in Northfield to William and Pauline (Happ) Selzer.

Betty J. Westphal

  Betty J. Westphal, 85, Woodstock, died Monday, April 2, 2012, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock. She was born May 14, 1926, in Hartland Township to Emery and Marie (Schwebke) Menge. On

Michael J. Harrigan

  Michael J. Harrigan, 66, Woodstock, died Tuesday, April 3, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock. He was born April 6, 1945, in Evergreen Park to Patrick and Margaret (McNichols) Harrigan. On Dec.19,

K. James “Jim” McCaleb

  K. James “Jim” McCaleb, 79, Hebron, Ind., died Saturday, March 31, 2012. He was born in Ottawa. He graduated from Illinois State University and received a doctorate from Michigan

Frances Peasley

  Frances Peasley, 86, Woodstock, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Hearthstone Manor. She was born June 3, 1925, on the family farm near Raritan to John D. and Anna

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