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John Robert Hoag, 91

John Robert Hoag, of Lakewood, passed away Nov. 2, 2021, at the age of 91. He was born Oct. 6, 1930, in Cleveland, Ohio, the third of four children. John

Christopher McLean Strong, 76

Born: Nov. 28, 1944 Died: Oct. 28, 2021 Christopher McLean Strong, born Nov. 28th, 1944, would not have wanted a standard obituary. He would have written it himself if he

Rhoda M. Repke, 86

Rhoda Repke, 86, a former resident of Woodstock and a nurse at Sunset Manor, died Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. A service was conducted Saturday, Oct. 30, in Gainesville, Ga.

William “Bill” J. Kline, 77

William “Bill” J. Kline, a resident of Fort Myers, Fla., and formerly of Woodstock, passed away peacefully on Oct. 22, 2021, at the age of 77. Bill was born in

Patricia Ann Kapus, 85

Patricia Ann Kapus, age 85, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully on Oct. 21, 2021. Patricia was born Dec. 13, 1935, in Chicago, Ill., to Raymond and Anne (Kukla) Kunkel. Patricia

Evelyn Mae Farver, 92

Evelyn Mae Farver, 92, died peacefully on Oct. 24, 2021, at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock. She was born, Sept. 6, 1929, in Byron, Ill. She was married to

Nancy Pearl Beckwith, 85

Nancy Pearl Beckwith left this world Oct.16, 2021, at the age of 85 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born to William and Ellen (Smith) Wurtzinger on

Bob Kelly, 85

Bob Kelly, 85, died suddenly, but peacefully, on Oct. 2, 2021, at his cabin on Big Sand Lake in Phelps, Wis. First as a Navy pilot and then a 32-year-career

Robert Christopher Hughes, 82

Robert Christopher Hughes, 82, passed away peacefully at his home in rural Woodstock on Sept. 30, 2021.  It is with sadness, grief, and melancholy that we are mourning his death.

Doris Evelyn Davis Gallagher, 85

Doris Evelyn Davis Gallagher, 85, passed away with family by her side in Livingston, Mont., on Sept. 5, 2021. She was a longtime resident of Bull Valley and had been

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