April Williams

June 30th, 2016

Funeral service for April Lynn Schlindwein-Williams, age 31 of Princeton, will be Saturday, Jul 02, 2016 at 4:00 PM at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Pastor Ray Lail will officiate. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Jul 02, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the funeral home. Cremation has been accorded and burial will be at a later date.

April Lynn Schlindwein-Williams passed away on Monday, Jun 27, 2016 at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on Aug 15, 1984 in Galveston, Texas to Mark E. Schlindwein and Debra E.(Austin) Hill. She attended Hall High School in Spring Valley, where she played volleyball and was a cheerleader. April enjoyed hiking, the outdoors, motorcycles, listening to music and having cookouts. She was also a member of The People Church in Princeton.

She is survived by her parents; one son, Malachi Williams; one daughter, Mariah Williams; one brother, Matthew Schlindwein; boyfriend Dave Neff; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Peggy Schlindwein Sr.; maternal grandparents, Ben and Norma Fonderoli; and several cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Heather Jean Schlindwein.

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Peoria Owed $82K By The State – 6/30/16

June 30th, 2016

>>Peoria Owed $82K By The State

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Gun Shop Holding Raffle To Benefit Orlando Shooting Victims – 6/30/16

June 30th, 2016

>Gun Shop Holding Raffle To Benefit Orlando Shooting Victims

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“The Daily Show” Pokes Fun At Illinois Budget Crisis – 6/30/16

June 30th, 2016

>>”The Daily Show” Pokes Fun At Illinois Budget Crisis

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Man Killed In LaSalle County Motorcycle Crash – 6/30/16

June 30th, 2016

>>Man Killed In LaSalle County Motorcycle Crash

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