Obituary – Kathryn Stetson

June 29th, 2018

Kathryn Nadine (Gunning) Stetson, 93, passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 at Aperion Care of Princeton, IL.
Kathryn was born on January 3, 1925, the daughter of Hazel M. (Lyle) and Robert M. Gunning of Neponset, IL. She Attended Neponset Schools and later worked at The Whaples and Farming State Bank in Neponset. As a young girl, she was an accomplished pianist and taught piano to students, her peers, and in later years, her children. She played in many eight-piano recitals.
She married Donald S. Stetson on May 25, 1945. Kathryn was a part of the Congregational Church Daughters of Yolada, baking pies and contributing many dishes to the chicken pie suppers and other church events. She served as church organist for many years. She was an active member of the Neponset PTA and was room mother for many years making cookies and other goodies for her children’s classes and other school functions. She was a member of the Neponset American Legion Auxiliary and from her childhood years through her adulthood she placed flags, for Memorial Day services, at each Neponset Veteran’s gravesite at the Floral Hill Cemetery and the West Cemetery.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her husband, Don (2004), her daughter-in-law, Sue (Rob) Stetson (2004), and great granddaughter, Kate (Matthew) Nyert (2017).
She is survived by her sister, Maxine Kaine of Kewanee, children: Linda (Sue) of Neponset; Dan (Deb) of Princeton; Barb (George) Kapacinskas of Montgomery, TX; Rob (Lois) of Johnston, IA; Mary (Mike) Nyert of Austin, TX; Patti (Joe) Fahey of Yorkville. She has 10 grandchildren: Aaron and Brian (Dan); Shawn, Megan, Marissa, and Amber (Rob); Matthew and Michelle (Mary); Callie and Cole (Patti) and 13 great grandchildren.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be left at

Obituary – Dale Vincent

June 19th, 2018

Dale W. Vincent, 60 of Kasbeer, IL passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 surrounded by family.
Dale was born on October 29, 1957 in Lawton, OK to the late Calvin C. Vincent and Ruth H. (Johnson) Vincent. He was a graduate of Princeton High School, class of 1976. He enjoyed collecting stamps and coins and spending time at home with his family.
He is survived by his mother, Ruth Vincent, one brother, David Vincent, two nieces; Mandy Vincent and Cori (Brett) Thomas, two great nieces and one great nephew.
Dale is preceded in death by his father, Calvin C. Vincent.
Services for Dale will be Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL. Officiated by Father Thomas Shaw, followed by a graveside service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ohio, IL.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to his Mass which will be held at a later date and time.
Online condolences may be left at

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.