Obituary – Ruth Wealer

June 17th, 2018

Princeton – Ruth H. Wealer, 93 of Princeton, IL passed away on Friday, June 15, 2018.
Ruth was born on July 31, 1924 in Oak Park, IL to H. Rea Larson and Harriet L. (Gloppen) Larson. She was a 1942 graduate of Austin High School, in Austin, IL. Ruth married the late Victor F. Wealer in Chicago, IL on September 29, 1945.
She was a member of the Christian Women’s Club, the Red Hat Society and the Lake Thunderbird Friendship Club. Ruth enjoyed photography, art and scrapbooking.
Ruth is survived by her four sons; John Rea – Louisiana, MO, Michael James – Coatsville, PA, David Paul – Princeton, IL, Keith Allyn – Princeton, IL, one daughter Daryl Marie – Henry, IL. Twelve grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren and one sister, Jean Cvicker.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Victor (2000), two children; James Allyn and Debra Susan.
Services will be held at Chapel Hill Gardens in Oakbrook Terrace, IL at a later date and time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Bureau County Senior Center.
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Obituary – Dorothy Dickenson

June 17th, 2018

Dorothy Marie Dickinson, 92, of Princeton, passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Aperion Care, Princeton.

Dorothy was born on February 17, 1926, in Putnam, Illinois, to Elmer and Ruth Larson. They preceded her in death. She married Eugene Dickinson on September 3, 1944 He preceded her in death in October 31, 2004.

She is survived by six children, Lynn (Bill) Bohnsack, Cheryl (Bill) Currie, Susan Johnson, Michael (Diane) Dickinson, Judy (Norm) Anderson, and Joel (Linda) Dickinson; 11 grandchildren; and 13 greatgrandchildren. Dorothy was preceded in death by her three sisters, Roberta Hall, Arlene Moore, Harriet Dickinson, one brother, Richard Larson and an infant son.

Dorothy was the last living charter member of the Princeton Bible Church.

A private graveside service will be held at Prairie Repose Cemetery in Dover. Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Homes is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Princeton Bible Church or The Tiskilwa Bible Church.

Obituary – Craig Cooper

June 9th, 2018

Craig K. Cooper passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in his home. He was born on May 25, 1940 in Joliet to Darwin G. and Frances M. Cooper. He married Susan Dean on June 23, 1961 in Tiskilwa. She survives along with 3 children: Tom (Sandy) Cooper of Evergreen, Colorado, Tamara Brown of Princeton, and Teresa (Doug) Colmone of Spring Valley. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, Chad (Mary) and Justin Brown, Toni and Dean Colmone, and Tyler and Kristen Cooper; and 2 great grandchildren Corbin and Evelyn Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Rolfe Cooper and a sister Sandra Todd.

He had served in the United States Army from 1957 until 1961.

As per his request there will be no services. Cremation has been accorded and inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for his family at

Memorials may be directed to a veteran’s organization of the donors choice, or Vitas Hospice.

Obituary – Ferris Wright

June 9th, 2018

Malden – Ferris W. Wright, 89 of Malden, IL passed Wednesday, June 6, 2018 surrounded by family.
Ferris Wilson Wright, born January 30, 1929, in Malden, IL to Fred and Celia (Wilson) Wright. He was a graduate of Malden High School and married the late Donna (Skinner) Wright on August 20, 1955. He was a lifelong railroad man at Burlington Northern Railroad retiring in 1990.
He served our country fighting in the Korean War from 1951 – 1952 as a Staff Sargent in the United States Army.
Ferris was a true blue LIFELONG BOSTON RED SOX FAN. He was also a member of the VFW, he enjoyed fishing, wood working and building model airplanes. He was also a volunteer firefighter in Malden, IL and a lifelong resident of Malden, IL.
He is survived by two daughters; Ann Wright and Brenda Wright, one son, Ted (Janet) Wright, four grandchildren; Zach, Geoff, Nick and Becky and eight great grandchildren. One sister, Delores Karns and two brothers; Charles Wright and Max Wright and one sister-in-law, Nancy Wright.
Ferris is preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers; Virden Wright and Buddy Grabill, one sister, Ruth Karns.
Services will be held at Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton, IL on Thursday, June 14, 2018, 11:00 a.m. officiated by Reverend Brian Moore. A graveside service will follow at the Malden Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton, IL on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to; Friends of Strays or Vitas Hospice.
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Obituary – Connie Green

June 4th, 2018

Connie J. (Watson) Green, 59, of Princeton passed away Friday, May 25, 2018.

Connie was born July 16, 1958, to George Earl Watson and Ruby (Booth) Watson in Princeton. She was a graduate of Malden High School. After high school she married Theodore Green.

She enjoyed playing cards, walking, fishing and spending time with family, and has always been a huge Chicago Cubs fan. She loved sending cards and never missed sending out a birthday or holiday card.

Connie is survived by eight sisters, Barb Barth, Grace Griffin, Helen Lilley, Kay Wiemken, Nancy (Rick} Timmerman, Margaret Watson, Melanie (Robert) Wilson and Berneice Thompson; three brothers, George (Rita) Watson, Mike Watson and Bill Watson; as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by Cliff Barker, supportive neighbor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Green; her parents, George (Earl) and Rudy Watson; one sister, Sue Ramey; one brother, Larry Lee Watson; and her friend, Raymond Mabry Sr.

Visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 10, at the Princeton Seventh Day Adventist Church, followed by a Celebration of Life at 6 p.m. with Pastor Mike Weakley officiating. A private graveside service will be held at a later date and time.

Memorials may be sent in care of the Norberg Funeral Home to be used for services.

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