Obituaries

Richard Nowakowski

Richard Nowakowski, age 92, of Pinckneyville, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 11:40 a.m. in his home. Richard was born on January 24, 1925 in Tamaroa, a son to Frank and Rose (Kowalski) Nowakowski. He was a veteran of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. On October 25, 1947, he married Louraine

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Gary M. Schindelar

Gary M. Schindelar, 57, of Ashley, passed away at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017 in Ashley. He was born on November 17, 1959 in Centralia, the son of Melvin and Esther Schorfheide Schindelar. He married Linda Triller on September 23, 1995 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Nashville, she survives in

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Donald E. Schnitker

Donald Schnitker, 76, of Hoyleton, passed away at 3:37 p.m. on Monday, August 28, at his residence surrounded by his family and Pastor. He was born on the family farm in Hoyleton on January 4, 1941, the son of Edmund and Thekla Storck Schnitker. He married Margaret Ann Reckling on June 15, 1963 in Centralia

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Dennis Bochantin

Dennis Bochantin, age 60, passed away suddenly on June 22, 2017 in his home of Frankfort, Ky. The son of DuBois residents Oley and Evelyn Bochantin, Dennis was born in St. Louis, grew up in DuBois, went to St. Charles Elementary School in DuBois and graduated from Nashville High School in 1975. He joined the

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Gregory William Kropp

Gregory William Kropp married Alice Marian Peithman August 21, 1973 in the Farmer City, United Methodist Church. Greg died August 21, 2017 at MCV hospital in Richmond, Va., on their 44th anniversary. Greg was born September 24, 1945 to Campbell Elliott Kropp and Eleanor Gregory Kropp of Nebraska City, Neb. Greg’s sister Carolyn Kropp lives

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Nicholas L. Bochantin

Mr. Nicholas L. Bochantin of Ashley, departed this life at his residence on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:45 P.M. He had attained the age of 87 years, 8 months and 15 days. Mr. Bochantin was born on December 6, 1929 at Washington County, the son of Andrew and Agnes (Kuberski) Bochantin. He was united

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Norman Gene Wintjen

Norman Gene Wintjen, 83, Port Richey, Florida-USMC-SSGT-Retired funeral services were held, Monday, August 21, 2017 at Bay Pines National Cemetery, Bay Pines, Fla., with the United States Marine Corps Honors and Ceremonial Funeral Team and the Marine Corps League # 54, officiating. During SSGT Wintjen’s military career he served as a Field Artillery Operations Man

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Marietta Smith

Marietta “Mari” Smith, age 51, of Highland, died Monday, August 21, 2017, at her residence in Highland. She was born on Sunday, May 29, 1966, in Pinckneyville, the daughter of  Oley R. and Evelyn T. (nee Zelasko) Bochantin. On Friday, February 15, 1985, she married Charles S. “Chuck” Smith at Belleville, who survives. She was

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Vincent P. Wojtowicz

Vincent P. Wojtowicz, 95, of Du Bois, passed away at 9:00 A.M., Monday, August 21, 2017 at the Friendship Manor Healthcare Center at Nashville. Vince was born to Frank and Mary (Wisniewski) Wojtowicz, who immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island, 1900-1901. He was born in Du Bois, on July 17, 1922. Vince was

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Kenneth L. Kania

Mr. Kenneth L. Kania of Nashville, departed this life at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 3:01 P.M. He had attained the age of 64 years and 15 days. Ken was born on August 3, 1953 in Centralia, the son of Marion and Arlene (Lamczyk) Kania. He

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