Obituaries

Kathleen Sobotka

Kathleen Sobotka, 77, died January 14, 2020, at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, IL. Kathleen was born in Chicago, IL on July 8, 1942 to Ined and Emanuel Lamas. Visitation will be held at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. with...

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Ruth D. Smith

Ruth D. Smith, 80, died at Presence St. Joseph Hospital on January 8, 2020. Ruth was an Elgin native. She was born on May 9, 1939 to Leonard and Irene (Hopp) Genz. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1957. Ruth met her husband, Jim while working at Juby’s Drug...

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Maria T. Torres

Maria Torres, 82, of Addison, IL passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at home with loved ones by her side. Maria was born on December 21, 1936 in Mission, Texas. She had an amazing smile and loved to sing and dance. Her home was the epicenter of family affairs and...

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Thomas "Tom" Edward Kendall

Thomas Edward Kendall, “Tom”, 82, of Elgin passed away at his home on Tuesday morning, December 3rd, 2019. Tom was born in Virgil, IL on July 19, 1937, the son of the late John and Agnes Altepeter. He owned and operated Kendall Concrete Company. On July 2nd, 1960 Tom...

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Luciano Nunez, Jr.

Luciano Nunez, Jr., 57, of Bensenville, IL passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Alexian Brothers Hospital, Elk Grove. The son of Luciano Nunez Sr and Margarita Garza Nunez Murillo, he was born on August 16, 1962 in Evanston, IL. From birth Luciano has proven to...

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Steve A. Oclon

Steven A. Oclon of Elgin, IL, age 64, passed away Saturday November 9, 2019 while in South Elgin, driving his truck. Steve was born May 16,1955 to Irene (Kossakowski) Oclon and Joseph  Oclon in Chicago Illinois. Steve graduated from Elgin High School in 1973. He...

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Richard (Dick) Edward Peabody

Richard (Dick) Edward Peabody, 85, Iifelong resident of Elgin, IL, passed away November 6, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born in Elgin on June 8, 1934, son of John and Marion (DuBois) Peabody. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara, three...

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Nayeli Martinez

Nayeli Martinez, 28, died Saturday, November 2, 2019. Nayeli was born in Mexico to Isaias Martinez Flores and Margarita Velez Guerrero on May 5, 1991. A visitation will be held at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division Street in Elgin on Wednesday, November 6 from...

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Scott Sidman

Scott Sidman, 47, died on October 23, 2019. Born in 1972 to Don and Rochelle Sidman (nee Wiener), Scott was the younger brother to Robbin (Chris) and Robert. Scott is preceded in death by his mother Rochelle and his Uncle Harry (Nancy). Scott’s Aunt Maureen, Uncle...

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Walter F. Garrett, "Papaw"

Walter F. Garrett, 85, of Elgin,  passed away on Monday October 7th, 2019, surrounded by his beloved family. He was born to parents Park Garrett and Lessie (Brown) Garrett on November 16th, 1933 in Irvine, Kentucky. Walter graduated from Connersville Senior High...

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