Obituaries

John Scott Hoff

John Scott Hoff passed away peacefully at his home in Lake Forest, while surrounded by loved ones, on May 23rd. Born on 2 Jan, 1946 in Des Moines, IA to John Richard Hoff and Valetta Florence (Scott), John graduated from Drake University in 1967 with a degree in...

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Jose Salazar Ortiz

Jose Salazar Ortiz, 75,  died peacefully,  at his home in Elgin on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Jose was born in Mexico on December 4, 1943 to Tomas Salazar and Manuela Ortiz.Jose  touched the lives of so many. He was known for his willingness to help anyone in need and...

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Karina Olascoaga

Karina Olascoaga, 23, passed away Saturday, March 23, after a brave battle with cancer. Karina was born in Mexico City on May 12, 1995 to Javier Olascoaga and Luz Maria Sanchez.Karina and her parents arrived in Elgin when she was 3 years old in December 1998. She...

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Billie L. Rouse

Billie L. Rouse, 81, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Born as Billie L Snowden, on June 1, 1937 in Jackson, TN to Louise Cole and J.D. Snowden. She graduated from West High School class of 1956 in Jackson Tennessee and was a cheerleader and also played...

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James E. Redmond

James Edward Redmond left to be with God on March 13, 2019. James was born in Chicago on August 13, 1968 to Cenora Redmond and James Brown.James attended Parkman Elementary School and DuSable High School in Chicago. He later moved to Elgin, IL where he received his...

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Martin Aguilera Corona

Martin Aguilera Corona, de 54 años, murió el Sábado, 9 de febrero 2019. Martin, nuestro querido padre, suegro, hermano, abuelo, amigo, y esposo nació el 9 de Agosto de 1964, en La Puerta de Andaracua. Sus padres fueron Juan y Concepción. Se casó con María Guadalupe en...

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Lionel B. Jolitz

Lionel Barrymore Jolitz, 80, died February 4, 2019 at Alexian Brothers Hospice Residence after a brief illness.  Lionel was born on December 29, 1938 in McHenry, Illinois.  After high school Lionel worked for Simpson Electric in Elgin, Illinois for many years.  As a...

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Beverly Ann Ellis

Beverly Ann Ellis (Bird) or better known as “Shorty”, 70, of Elgin died Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Advocate Sherman Hospital.  Beverly was born in Mounds, IL on June 23, 1948, to JoAnn (Miller) and William Clark.Beverly was raised in Indianapolis, Ind.  where she...

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Florence (Flo) Fierke

Florence (Flo) Fierke, 69, lifelong resident of Elgin, Illinois, was born on November 30, 1949 to Lewis and Zora (Brown) Tucker. Florence passed away peacefully on January 11th at home surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with cancer.Florence worked for...

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Joseph Robert Dieckman

Joseph Robert Dieckman, 78, of Elgin, IL passed away on January 6th surrounded by his family.  He passed away due to complications from cancer.Joe was born in Litchfield, IL on December 19, 1940.  At the age of seven, he and his family moved to a farm on the westside...

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