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Rovena M. Marugg

Rovena M. Marugg, 86, Woodstock, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Christopher, to Henry L. and Vivian (Lathrum) Moody. She loved

Alice Elizabeth Pfeiffer Deethardt

Alice Elizabeth Pfeiffer Deethardt, 89, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in Littleton, Colo., after a short illness.   She was born in Woodstock to Raymond Peter and Jessie Jewett Pfeiffer.

Pearl K. Schaefer

Pearl K. Schaefer, 101, Woodstock, died Monday, July 16, at Apostolic Christian Resthaven, Elgin. She was born July 14, 1911, in Des Plaines, to John and Florence (Kiemer) Koelling.  On

Mary L. Capone

Mary L. Capone, 67, died Monday, July 9, 2012, at Centegra Hospital-Woodstock.  She was born March 3, 1947, to A. Frank and Mary Katherine (Lee) Kelley. She was a dynamic

Eddie Glyn Hardgrave

Eddie “Ed” Glyn Hardgrave, 62, Wonder Lake, died Friday, July 6, 2012, at his home. He was born June 24, 1950,  in Bloomfield, Mo., to Girthal and Bobbie Hardgrave.  He

Edna L. Clark

Edna L. Clark, 87, died Friday, July 6, 2012, in Woodstock. She was born July 29, 1924, in Woodstock, to Elmer and Alvina (Kiel) Broderman.  She graduated from Woodstock Community

Roger Lee Benson

Roger Lee Benson, 72, Woodstock, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at his home after an extended illness.  He was born Dec. 30, 1939, in his grandmother’s home in Huntley, to

Dolores M. Meyer

Dolores M. Meyer, 85, died Tuesday, July 3, at Valley Hi Nursing Home, Woodstock. She was born Jan. 7, 1927, in Chicago, to William and Teresa Schlitt. She grew up

Bob Prasse

Bob Prasse, 85, died June 28, 2012, in Woodstock. He was born May 13, 1927, in St. Louis, Mo., to Herman and Phyllis (Grossius) Prasse. He graduated in 1944 from

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