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Roy J. Habeck, 87

Dr. Roy J. Habeck, born Oct. 11, 1933, to Otto and Ida Habeck of the town of Richmond, Shawano County, Wisconsin, passed away on March 1, 2021. Born the youngest

Barbara Levandowski, 72

Barbara S. Levandowski, 72, formerly of Woodstock, died Monday Feb. 8, 2021. “Dr. L” was a principal and administrator in Woodstock School District 200 for many years. Visitation and Mass

Michael John Scalzo, 86

Michael John Scalzo, 86, died Feb. 19 at home with his love, Christine Horlacher, and her family with the support of Transitions Hospice. Michael was born in Chicago to Florence

William Howard Desmond, 67

William Howard Desmond, of Waukesha, Wis., passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, at the age of 67.  Bill was born in San Francisco, Calif., and raised

Lynn Diane Brown, 71

Lynn Diane Brown, 71, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully on Feb. 13, 2021, in Crystal Lake. She was born on July 12, 1949, in Harvard to Roland and Margery (Wright)

James M. (Jim) Maggio, 68

James M. (Jim) Maggio, age 68, passed away on Jan., 29, 2021, in Woodstock, Ill. He was born on May 23, 1952, in Chicago, the son of Peter and Ruth

William T. Hicks Jr., 84

William T. Hicks Jr. passed away Jan. 30, 2021, at home in Woodstock, Ill. Born to ZaIda (Moore) and William T. Hicks on June 23, 1936.  He graduated from the

Robert Donald Schmidt, 78

Robert Donald Schmidt, 78, of Woodstock, Ill., passed away peacefully to the Lord’s care on Jan. 21, 2021, born Dec. 2, 1942. He was preceded in death by his father

Ronald J. Thomas, 79

Ronald Thomas passed away peacefully on Jan. 19, 2021 in Largo, Fla., from Alzheimer’s disease. He was born Aug. 23, 1941, in Woodstock, Ill., to James and Dorothy Thomas. He

Laverne Lucille Shepley, 84

Laverne Lucille Shepley, 84, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. She was born March 4, 1936, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Theodore W. and


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