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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

Rebecca Regina Bell, 27

Rebecca Regina Bell passed away far too young in Clarksville, Tenn., on Sept. 19, 2021. She was born on Sept. 13, 1994, as Shantay Murphy in Cincinnati, Ohio, and lovingly

Virginia Anna McCabe, 101

Virginia Anna McCabe passed away on Sept.21, 2021, at Bickford of Crystal Lake. She was born on Oct. 6, 1919, in Frog Hollow, Na-Au-Say Township, Kendall County, Ill. Ginny was

William (Willie) D. Peto, 62

William (Willie) D. Peto, 62, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 12, 2021.  Willie is survived by his life partner of 25 years, Trina May; his mother, Wanda (Curry/Peto) Valdez; his

Elizabeth A. Archambault, 89

Elizabeth A. Archambault, 89, Tucson, Ariz., passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Beloit, Wis. She was born Feb. 1, 1932, in Elgin, Ill., to the late Charles and Anna

Gerald M. Smith Jr., 70

Gerald M. Smith Jr., 70, of Woodstock, passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at the Northwestern Hospital in Huntley. He was born Feb. 28, 1951, in Evergreen Park to

Randall (Randy) Allen Goebbert, 67

Randall (Randy) Allen Goebbert, 67, of Woodstock, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. Randy was born Oct. 2, 1953, to Harry and Marion (Wacker) Goebbert in Wayne, Neb. Randy was

Rose (Edelmann) Potje, 92

Rose (Edelmann) Potje passed peacefully into the care of Christ on Sept. 2, 2021. She was in her own home, in the company of her children, she was without pain. 

Carol Raffel, 90

Carol Raffel, 90, of Woodstock, passed away on Aug. 30, 2021, at her home in Woodstock. She was born May 9, 1931, to Ralph and Cora (Wilcox) Stecker in Greenwood

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