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Obituaries

James P. Hecht 1935-2018

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson
James Hecht
James Hecht

James P. Hecht, 83, Woodstock, IL. James Perry Hecht's children announce their father's peaceful passing on February 12th, 2018 in Woodstock, IL, his beloved hometown, on Abraham Lincoln's own birthday, his hero. He was surrounded by his loving family, books, pictures, paintings, and music.

A third-generation Woodstock resident, the town he so loved, Jim was an avid jazz musician and aficionado, fly fisherman, traveler, art and book collector, and intellectual. A 1953 Woodstock High School graduate, James P. Hecht graduated Cum Laude with Phi Beta Kappa distinction from Carleton College in Northfield, MN in 1957. In June 1960, he earned his LL.B. from Yale Law School and was admitted to the Illinois Bar upon which he practiced as attorney at law at his own firm for 53 years on the historic Woodstock Square. As an attorney, he received the preeminent AV rating from his peers for the highest level of legal knowledge, ethical standards, and professional excellence. 

Michael J. Logan 1943-2018

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Michael Logan
Michael Logan

Michael J. Logan, 74, of Springfield, passed away unexpectedly at 5:46 PM, Wednesday, February 7, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born April 9, 1943, in West Frankfort, Illinois, to James and Helen Malinasky Logan. He married Jennifer James on June 24, 1967, and she survives.

George E. Krippner 1937-2018

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson
George E. Krippner
George E. Krippner

George E. Krippner, age 80, passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 following an extended illness. He was born April 2, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Edward and Beatrice (Falout) Krippner. George was born and raised in the Pilsen neighborhood of Southwest Chicago, surrounded by his extended family. He attended grammar school at Blessed Agnes of Bohemia, where his Uncle George was the Pastor.

Thomas Kenniff 1938-2018

Posted on March 23, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Thomas Charles "Chuck" Kenniff, age 79 of Naperville, passed away peacefully after a long battle from Myelodysplastic syndromes, Sunday, March 4, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born March 31, 1938 in Sioux City, IA to his loving late parents, Thomas Joseph and Hertha Kenniff. Cherished husband of Kathryn "Kate" Kenniff, nee Liebrich, wedded on September 14, 1968. Beloved father of Andrew (Niki) Kenniff of Lawrence, KS and Kevin (Vicki) Kenniff of Naperville. Adored grandfather of Lucy and Leo Kenniff, Jack and Charlotte Kenniff.

Douglas Karlen 1949 - 2018

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Douglas M. Karlen passed away March 19 2018 in Chicago. Born October 4 1949 he was the beloved son of the late Harvey M. Karlen and the late Mollie nee Bossen Karlen and brother of David (Gail) Karlen. He was the stepson of June Atlas Karlen stepbrother of Susan Atlas Kelley (Stephen) and Caron Atlas and uncle of Aaron (Amanda) and Naomi (Darin) and Alex Rachel (Zach) and Zoe. Doug thrived professionally for 40 years at Chicago Title Insurance Company most recently as Vice President and Regional Counsel.

Robert Isham Auler 1940-2018

Posted on March 9, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Robert Auler

Robert Isham Auler ("Bob"), 77, passed away Monday (Feb. 5, 2018) at his home in Champaign.

Bob was born Sept. 24, 1940, in Peru, Ill. Bob was the first in his family to attend college, working summers in a cement mill to help pay tuition. After a year at Illinois Valley Community College, Bob arrived at the University of Illinois in the Fall of 1959.

Erin Reilly 1969-2018

Posted on March 1, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Erin Reilly
Erin Reilly

Erin Elizabeth Reilly was born on January 14, 1969 in St. Louis, Mo. She was the second child of Dennis and Jan (Stelloh) Reilly of Edwardsville.

She married the love of her life, Jim Logan, on November 10th, 2000. Together they are the parents of Nick, Katie, Layne, and the late "Baby Jake" Logan. She is the step-mother of Jared Meyer and Joanna Holmin. When she was not busy being a loving wife and mother, she spent her time practicing family law in Edwardsville. 

Erin loved attending baseball and basketball games, gymnastic meets, soccer games, and being a Girl Scout Leader. She loved people. She was constantly donating her time through Pro Bono work, helping others without seeking credit or asking for anything in return. 

Richard A. La Cien 1935-2018

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Richard A. La Cien
Richard A. La Cien

Richard A. La Cien, age 83, longtime Flossmoor resident, born and raised in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood. He received a B.S. in accounting and a Juris Doctorate from DePaul University, spending 19 years in private law practice before serving as an associate judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County from 1980 until his retirement in 2002.

David M. Harris 1943-2018

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Sara Anderson

David M. Harris, 74 years of age, passed into eternal life the morning of February 5th, at 7:20 a.m. David was born November 15th, 1943 in Washington D.C., the second son of Dr. Marshall D. Harris and mother Mary Katherine (nee Franklin). He grew up in Arlington, Virginia. His family moved to Iowa City, Iowa when he was age 11. He graduated from University High School, State University of Iowa (now called the University of Iowa.) He attended Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.

Timothy P. Considine 1957-2018

Posted on February 27, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Timothy P. Considine, 60, of Belvidere passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Born October 8, 1957, in Champaign, the son of James Lloyd and Lois (Morrissey) Considine. Married Kimberly Evink on September 17, 1988, in Rockford, at St. Rita Catholic Church. Employed as an attorney in Rockford for many years. Member of St. Rita Catholic Church. Tim was known and respected for extending himself to those in need. He showed through his example the value of patience and tolerance.

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