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Donna Mau

Dec 07, 1936 - Dec 07, 2023

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Joliet, IL

Donna L. Mau Age 87, passed peacefully from this life, on Saturday morning, December 2, 2023, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by family. She was born July 25, 1936, to the late Elsie (Butler) and Harold Johnson in Joliet where she was raised and educated, a graduate of Joliet Township High School. She married the love of her life, Richard A. "Dick" Mau in 1957 and they celebrated 66 years of marriage before his passing just last month. She is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Fiore) Bran...Read More

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Alan K Nowacki

Oct 10, 1940 - Feb 20, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Alan K NowackiThe world lost a beloved Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa on February 20, 2024. Alan was born in Chicago October 10, 1940 to Albert and Estelle Nowacki. They later moved from Chicago to Oak Lawn. There he met the girl next door, fell in love, and married Nancy in 1960. They were inseparable from that moment on. After they married, Alan and Nancy moved to Wheaton and started their family. In 1967, he moved his family to Joliet to begin his new career.Alan started his insurance career selling life insurance for John Hancock. In 1969, he proudly opened Nowacki Insurance Agency. Alan and Nancy worked side by side for many years. Alan worked until his untimely death. He and Nancy volunteered together for numerous charities and organizations. Alan was an active member of Will County Children’s Advocacy Center and Exchange Club of Joliet. He enjoyed talking to people and helping them with their insurance needs. Alan was very friendly, outgoing and loved all social events. Alan could talk to anyone which contributed to his successful business.Alan and Nancy enjoyed camping with family and friends, vacations and spending time at their lake home. They enjoyed life’s pleasures and shared many laughs together.Unfortunately, Alan's lifestyle changed drastically when Nancy was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. His life along with his loved one’s lives were turned upside down. After a fierce battle of many years, Alan lost the love of his life Nancy on May 21, 2023.Alan is survived by his daughters Deanna Stewart, Caryn (Steven) Nowacki-Reed, Susan (Michael) Miller, eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Family meant the world to him.Alan will be greatly missed by family and friends.Visitation will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home & Crematory, 2320 Black Road, on Sunday March 3rd from 3:00-7:00 pm. Memorial Services will be held Monday, March 4th at 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Will County Children’s Advocacy Center or Exchange Club of Joliet would be greatly appreciated.

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Vonna Kay Nelson

Nov 18, 1953 - Feb 10, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Vonna Kay Nelson, longtime resident of Joliet, Illinois, born in Gary, Indiana, passed away on February 10, 2024, at the age of 70.Preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lillian Tilley, brothers Ray (Cheri) Tilley and Jimmy (Debbie) Tilley, sister, Marilyn Spears.Survived by two sisters, Jackie (George) Harvey, Donna (the late Dave) Worrall, and brother Johnny (Sherrie) Guthrie. The loving mother of Leoria (Peter), Gloria, Natalie, and David. Loving grandmother, also known as Candy Grandma, of Trevor, Kyle, Edward, Jessica, Alexis, Natalie, Hannah, Hailey, and Madeline. Great grandmother of Trinity.Vonna will be missed by numerous nieces and nephews. Vonna lived a fulfilled life surrounded by her friends and family. She loved a party, especially if it was for her. She could make anyone laugh and had a good heart. Vonna loved her kids and grandchildren.Per Vonna’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. In honor of Vonna’s memory, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Pamela R. Kimmell

Jun 18, 1949 - Feb 24, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Pamela R. Kimmell, age 74, of Lockport, passed away peacefully at Lightways Hospice Home in Joliet with her loving family at her side. Survived by her daughters Ellen (Ryan) Decker and Erin (Brian) Adams, her grandchildren Rylan, Elly, Myles, Evelyn, and Blake, her nephews Rob Kimmell, Chad Kimmell, Todd Robson and Jason Robson and her sister-in-law Sharron Kimmell. Preceded in death by her parents Harold and Marie Kimmell, her brother Wayne Kimmell and her sister Kim Robson. Pamela was a graduate of Wheaton High School and Western Illinois University where she majored in French and minored in education. Pam had many hobbies. She enjoyed quilting and sewing, DIY projects around her home, going to the beach, bike riding, canoeing, shopping and all things French to name a few, but what brought Pam most joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, who lovingly referred to Pam as “Grammy”. Pamela was a beautiful woman inside and out, a loving mom and grammy who will be dearly missed. The family will privately celebrate Pam’s life in their own way. Arrangements entrusted to Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St., Manhattan, IL 60442, 815-478-3321, www.forysthegouldfh.com.

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Thomas William Siener

Mar 17, 1937 - Feb 17, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Thomas William Siener, age 86, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2024, with loved ones at his side, at Ascension St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. Thomas was born on March 17, 1937 in Ridgway, IL to the late Thomas and Mary Louise Siener. Upon graduating high school, Tom joined the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. It was there that he met his wife, Margaretha Lenohard. The two were married in Germany in 1958 and remarried upon their return to the States in 1960. Tom and Margaret settled in Joliet and remained Joliet residents for the remainder of their lives. Tom began working as a guard for the Illinois Department of Corrections, working at the Joliet prison until his retirement. He was a longtime parishioner of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. In his free time, Tom enjoyed gardening with Margaret and took great pride in their yard. Tom is survived by his brother, John (Ann) Siener of St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Fran Siener Renner of Panama, IL, and Charlotte Siener Cherry of Orange Beach, AL; nephew Tony Renner; nieces Sarah (Greg) Bowe and Carol Raymond; 5 great-nephews; and his dear friends Dale and Teri Rutan. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaretha; and his parents. As it was his final wish, cremation rites have been accorded, and all friends and family are invited to a Memorial Visitation to be held on Monday, March 4, 2024, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black (at Essington) Rd., Joliet, from 11 a.m. until time of services at 12 p.m. Inurnment to follow immediately afterward at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, where Tom will receive full military honors conducted by the United States Army, and Tom and Margaretha will be laid to rest together. Memorials in Tom’s name to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church would be appreciated. For more information, please call 815-741-5500, or to leave an online condolence, visit his Memorial Tribute page at www.fredcdames.com.

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The Rev. Dr. Lester Brown

Jun 24, 1951 - Feb 22, 2024

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Joliet, IL

The Rev. Dr. Lester Brown, age 72, of Joliet, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Lightways Hospice with his loving family by his side. Lester was born June 24, 1951 in Truman, AR, and came to Illinois with his family at an early age. He received his Bachelor’s degree and his Master of Health Sciences degree from Governors State University, his Pastoral Care Certification from Calvary Institutional Missionary Baptist, and his Doctorate in Biblical Counseling from the Midwest Theological Institute. Early in his career, he worked from the former GAF and ComEd, prior to serving 27 years as a Juvenile Corrections Officer and Counselor for the Illinois Department of Corrections at its Illinois Youth Center, and as an Adjunct Professor of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Studies at Joliet Junior College. He also relished his role as Pastor of Good Samaritan Ministry of Joliet. A gifted counselor, community activist, writer and preacher, Lester served in various volunteer capacities and on numerous committees and councils with the American Red Cross, the United Way, the American Corrections Association, Governors State University, the Will County Detention Center, and Joliet Junior College. He taught classes for the Illinois Department of Corrections Training Academy, the AMACHI Training Institute, and the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, and prepared students to receive their CADC Counseling certifications. Lester was also the recipient of numerous honors and leadership awards for his many years of service. In addition to being a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was an extremely talented chess player, and will be remembered fondly by the many couples and families for whom he performed wedding and funeral ceremonies. Surviving are his beloved wife of 50 years, Beverly J. (Gavin) Brown; his children, Anthony Brown and Stasha Brown; two grandchildren, Savana Brown and Amir Brown; one brother, Ray (Felicia) Brown; one sister, Scherris (Kelton) Austin; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, James E. Brown and Priscilla (Lampkin) (Brown) Askia; and his siblings, Lucille (J.C. Hinton) Muwwakkil, Eddie Lee Brown, Maxine (Ervins) Moore, Joseph Louis Brown, Michael Joe Brown and Sherry (Brown) Askia. Visitation for Lester Brown will be held Friday, March 1, 2024, from 9:00 a.m., until the time of funeral services at 11:00 a.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet. Interment will follow in Elmhurst Cemetery. For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at

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Thi H. Bostrom

Apr 06, 1947 - Feb 21, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Thi H. Bostrom Age 76 of Joliet, Il Passed away peacefully on February 21, 2024, with her family by her side. Thi was the loving wife of Michael J. Bostrom Sr. Cherished mother of Arlene (Bradley Sr.) Sorensen, Clifford Bostrom (Dana Mauer) and Michael Jr.(Nakai) Bostrom and Nga Ho Devoted grandmother to: Jessicia, Josue, Joshua, Juliana, Thomas, Elysia, Ford, Bradley, Emily, Miles, Kaylyn, Cooper, Brandon, Preston, Parker, Peyton. Sierra, Sveah, Cailb, Nadya, Nyla, Vihn and Faye. A private cremation service was held. To to the family or in memory of Thi H. Bostrom, please

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Bonita Marie Moir

Aug 24, 1945 - Feb 20, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Bonita Marie Moir (nee Vorva) Bonita Marie Moir passed away at the age of 78, on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at St. Joseph Medical Center, surrounded by the love of her family. Bonnie was born on August 24, 1945, the daughter of the late John J. and Helen (nee Ruzon) Vorva. She was a lifelong Joliet resident and a graduate of St. Francis High School. Bonnie worked in retail for many years but she loved nothing more than being a mother and grandmother. Bonnie loved her children and grandchildren more than anything, and creating memories while camping at the CECO Recreational Club was Bonnie’s true passion. When Bonnie wasn’t spending her time with her family, she enjoyed crafting, whether it was knitting, crocheting, or sewing. Her true talent showed in the clothing she made. Bonnie is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Thomas L. Moir; her grandchildren, Dean and Drew Moir; daughter-in-law, Lori Moir; siblings, John Vorva and Jeff (Maggie) Vorva; and her sister-in-law, Karyn (the late Richard) Hoyt. She was the fond aunt of numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her two sons, Ron Moir and Mark Moir; her parents; and her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Craig Anderson. A Memorial Gathering for Bonita Marie Moir will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington Rd.), Joliet, IL, from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. As it was her request, cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2325 Theodore St., Crest Hill, IL 60403 , would be appreciated. For more information please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.

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Randy Demond Parrow

Jan 27, 1979 - Feb 10, 2024

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Joliet, IL

Randy Demond Parrow, was born on January 27, 1979, in Chicago, IL to his parents, Lois Parrow & Tommie Randy Bussie. Randy graduated from Dunbar Vocational Career Academy in Chicago, IL, and later furthered his education by pursuing his passion for technology at The University of Illinois, where he earned his Master's Degree in Information Security. His distinguished career in Cybersecurity showcased his unwavering commitment to keeping others safe in the digital realm. Randy's sense of duty extended to his service in the US Army during the Persian Gulf War period. As a Specialist, he served his country with bravery and distinction, embodying the true spirit of selflessness and sacrifice. Aside from his professional achievements, Randy's greatest joy was his family. He was a devoted father to his two daughters, Abby and Aubrey, whom he adored with all his heart. His love for them knew no bounds, and his memory will continue to inspire and guide them throughout their lives. In addition to his daughters Abby and Aubrey, he is also survived by his grandfather, Joe Parrow, his mother, Lois Parrow, his father, Tommie Randy Bussie, his sisters, Rekia, and Richara, along with his Nieces Aaliyah, Aaliyah, Amylah, his Nephew, Alonzo and his granddaughter Samira. Randy, a devoted father, esteemed Cybersecurity/Network Engineer, and proud US Army Specialist, passed away peacefully. He leaves behind a legacy of dedication, courage, and love that will forever be cherished by those who knew him. Randy will be remembered for his kindness, resilience, and unwavering integrity. His loss leaves a void in the hearts of all who knew him, but his spirit will live on in the countless lives he touched. Though Randy may no longer be with us in physical presence, his legacy of love, courage, and service will endure for generations to come. May He Rest In Eternal Peace. To to the family or in memory of Randy D. Parrow, please

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George Shores III

Mar 24, 1967 - Feb 10, 2024

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Joliet, IL

George Shores III was the first of four boys born to George and Cynthia Shores in Chicago, Illinois. George had a special way of spreading love. His love for God was shown to all. He loved his late wife Jeanette and three children, Britton, Brandon, and Keisha, with all his heart. He loved his brothers and special sisters, all of his nieces and nephews, his grandchildren, the generations of kids he has coached and mentored, as well as the friends he’s made throughout the years. He had an incredible mind and enthusiasm for learning. He held a career in computer engineering for 35 years, where he loved his work and cherished his colleagues. George had a special love for his work family from his early days at Bell Labs/Lucent Technology to his final years with CACI. George was truly able to live a life he loved. He was able to enjoy family, friends, music, nature, and the simple joys of adventures. George participated in the ACT-SO program, where he competed and won before going on to college, and he would later be a mentor as an adult. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a master’s degree in science and a bachelor’s degree in computer science. George was peacefully called home on February 10th, 2024. George would want everyone to remember the power of faith, love, and the will of the Lord our God as we process his transition. : 12-1PM : 1PM To to the family or in memory of GEORGE SHORES, please

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John Ohlsen Minier, III

Oct 05, 1993 - Feb 15, 2024

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Joliet, IL

John Ohlsen Minier, III, age 30, of Joliet, passed away suddenly Thursday, February 15, 2024, at Ascension St. Joseph Medical Center, with his family lovingly by his side. Born October 5, 1993, in Barrington, IL, he was a graduate of St. Viator High School, Arlington Heights, and attended the College of St. Francis, Joliet. A beloved and loving grandson, son, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin, he will never be forgotten by his family, and no one will ever take his place in their hearts. John was an accomplished equestrian whose showmanship skills led to his winning multiple World Championship titles in numerous equestrian organizations with his American Paint Horse, McLaren, and with other horses owned by his family. His love of horses began with his beloved paint horse Bianca, and his devotion to and bond with this amazing horse was legendary. John was personally interviewed by the international publication regarding his impressive achievements. John took special pride in the fact that showing horses was a family hobby. John also had an in-depth knowledge of antiques and historic architecture, so he was able to evaluate and select ideal pieces for any setting. His love of and expertise with antiques shaped his dream of someday having his own antique restoration business. Surviving are his mother, Mary Jane Minier; his father, John Minier, Jr.; one sister, Erica Minier; one adored niece, Scarlett Rose Minier; and many aunts, uncles and cousins, including beloved cousin, Mikayla Johnson. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Donald L. and Teresa Johnson; John Minier Sr., Ramona Minier; and uncle, Bruce Minier. A Mass of Christian Burial for John was celebrated Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church, Joliet. Interment was in Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in his name to the American Paint Horse Foundation, in care of Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet, IL 60431. Fred C. Dames Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at

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