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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

John Adelmann

  John Adelmann, 68, Woodstock, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at home surrounded by his wife and family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born to John and

Philip Gockman

Philip Gockman, 52, Woodstock, died Friday, March 16, 2012, at his home. He was born Aug. 15, 1959, in Chicago, to Phillip and Jean (Adamczyk). He worked many years at

Charles Loomis Dubsky

  Charles Loomis Dubsky, 70, Wonder Lake, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at his home. He was born Dec. 22, 1941, in Davenport, Iowa, to Harry and Esther (Loomis) Dubsky.

Robert E. Hurley

  Robert E. Hurley, 81, Burlington, Wis., died Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Springfield, Ore.  He was born May 7, 1930, in Woodstock to Dennis and Grace (Scott) Hurley.  He

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