Robert F. Walter, 81, of Princeton, formerly of Ohio, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, surrounded by loved ones.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 1st , in the St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton, with Fr. Robert Spilman Officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ohio, with military honors by the Princeton Veterans Memorial Group. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass Wednesday in the church. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Robert was born on June 5, 1937 in Ohio to Robert F. Sr. and Dorothy (Kessel) Walter. He had worked at Commonwealth Edison as a customer service representative. He had served in the United States Army. He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton.
He is survived by: his Aunts and Uncles, Marjorie Sibigtroth, Robert (Marjorie) Kessel, and Ronald Kessel; and cousins; his “boys” Tim (Aggie) Smith, and Tom (Carol) Smith; “Grandkids” Emily and Luke Smith; and his faithful canine companion Gracie; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by: his parents and several aunts and uncles.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton, or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ohio.
Grace Marie Gealow Frank, 83, of Cedar Point IL formerly of Princeton IL, passed away on Tuesday July 24, 2018 at Liberty village of Princeton.
A memorial service will be held at 7pm Thursday Aug. 2 at Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, with a visitation to begin at 6pm. Rev. Adam Wolfgang of Oglesby Union Church, will be officiating. Interment will be in the Peru City Cemetery.
Grace was born on October 24, 1934 in Tonica IL to Curt Julius Gealow and Ruth Grace (Brenneman) Gealow. She graduated from Princeton High School in1953. She married Gail Roger Frank on July 24,1953. Gail and Grace had three children, Gary, Gwen, and Greta. Grace worked for General Telephone in Princeton for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, camping, traveling and just spending time with her family. In recent years Grace enjoyed her home in Cedar Point with Charles E. Ritter.
She is survived by daughters Gwen (Pat) Beattie of Concord, NC, Greta (Anthony) Dunn of Manlius IL. Her grandchildren, Vanessa Johnson of Dixon, Kyle (Leah) Beattie of Concord NC, Eric (Anu Mehra) Beattie of Charlotte NC, Heather (Travis) Rossler of Malden IL, Elizabeth (Steve) Romagnoli of Princeton; and her great grandchildren Brianna and Damian Johnson, Karter, Sammi and Kylea Beattie, Carter and Aidan Rossler, Gavin Pease and Gabriella Romagnoli. She also leaves behind Chuck E. Ritter and his daughters, Susy (John Urbino) of Oglesby IL, Andrea (Bobby Bradford) of Lynchburg TN, and Sherry (Ron Acosta) Weatherly of Fontana CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Curt and Ruth Gealow, her sister Eleanor Gene Gealow, her husband Gail Frank and her son Gary Frank.
CRAIG K. COOPER
Craig K. Cooper passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in his home. He was born on May 25, 1940 in Joliet to Darwin G. and Frances M. Cooper. He married Susan Dean on June 23, 1961 in Tiskilwa. She survives along with 3 children: Tom (Sandy) Cooper of Evergreen, Colorado, Tamara Brown of Princeton, and Teresa (Doug) Colmone of Spring Valley. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, Chad (Mary) and Justin Brown, Toni and Dean Colmone, and Tyler and Kristen Cooper; and 2 great grandchildren Corbin and Evelyn Brown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Rolfe Cooper and a sister Sandra Todd.
He had served in the United States Army from 1957 until 1961.
As per his request there will be no services. Cremation has been accorded and inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for his family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com
Memorials may be directed to a veteran's organization of the donors choice, or Vitas Hospice.