Richard A. Kunkel, 91, of Wyanet, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 in his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, in the St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton, with Fr. Daniel Gifford and Deacon John Murphy officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Mary Cemetery, Tiskilwa, with military honors by the Princeton Veteran’s Memorial Group. His family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday in the church. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Richard was born on May 13, 1927 in Spring Valley, to August and Teresa (Blume) Kunkel. He was a class of 1945 graduate of St. Bede Academy. He married Mary Rohr on March 29, 1952, in Sacred Heart Church, Granville. He had served in the United States Army in Korea. He farmed his entire life. He was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church, Princeton, and the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by: his wife, Mary Kunkel of Wyanet; his children, Julie Wineinger of Davis, California, Gerard (Jeanine) Kunkel of Wyanet, and Teresa (Kevin) Kopp of Wyanet; 16 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and his brothers and sister, Lawrence “Mick” Kunkel of Princeton, Joseph Kunkel of Wyanet, Eugene (Joan) Kunkel of Granville, Christopher (Sharon) Kunkel of Peru, and Sr. Teresa Kunkel O.S.F. of Clinton, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; and 3 brothers.
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Van Allen Jones, Sr., 83, of Princeton, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018 in Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, in the Chapel of The Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, with Rev. David Ross of the Tiskilwa Bible Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Bloom Cemetery, Tiskilwa. His family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday, in the funeral home. Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Van was born on October 19, 1935 in Ocala, Florida, to Walter C. and Bessie (Lucius) Jones. He was a retired pipe fitter. He married Janet (Gingerich) Miller on November 14, 2004 in the Tiskilwa Bible Church.
He was a member of the Tiskilwa Bible Church and the Indian Hills Men’s Golf League.
He is survived by: his wife, Janet Jones of Princeton; his son, Van A. (Margie) Jones, Jr. of Florida; his two daughters, Cheryl (Mike) Bigler of Florida and Candi S. (Pete) Bomleny of Princeton; his 3 step-daughters, Barb (Scott) Stephens of Arizona; Linda (Kevin) Tharp of Mapleton, Illinois, and Lora Alexander of Peru; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren;1 great great granddaughter; and his brother, Robert Jones of Florida.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wives Annie and Bonnie; 8 brothers and sisters; and a grandson, Matthew Bence.
Memorials may be directed to the Tiskilwa Bible Church.
Carol Ann Thomas, 79, of Princeton, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 in Aperion Care, Princeton.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, 2019, in the Chapel of The Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Her family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of services Saturday, January 12, 2019, in the funeral home. Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Carol was born on May 20, 1939 in Putnam County, to Ralph and Eleanor (Briner) Turpen. She was a class of 1958 graduate of Henry-Senachwine High School.
She is survived by: her daughter, Denise (James) Davis of Princeton; her son, Ricky Thomas of Princeton; her granddaughter, Deanna Dolan; her great granddaughter, Lilly Mae Dolan; and her siblings, Ralph (Sandy) Turpen, Linda (James) Darlington, and Barb (Bob) Tucker all of Henry.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; 2 sisters, Kay and Rita; and 2 brothers, Darrell and Donald.
Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.
Brian James Bernardi, 36, of Aurora, formerly of Ladd, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018 in the University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, following a year and a half long battle with cancer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Peru, with Fr. Matthew Lamoureux of the St. Patrick Church, Yorkville and Fr. John Baptist of St. Joseph Church, Peru, Con-Celebrating. Interment will follow in the Ladd Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday in the Fiocchi Funeral Home Cherry. Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Brian was born on July 23, 1982 in Spring Valley, to James and Margaret (Spayer) Bernardi. He was a Class of 2000 graduate of Hall High School and graduated from Columbia College, Chicago in 2005.
He married Sarah Christmann on September 22, 2007, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Peru. He was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Yorkville.
He is survived by: his wife, Sarah Bernardi of Aurora; his son, Flynn at home; his parents, Margaret and James Bernardi of Ladd; his maternal grandfather, Stanley Spayer of DePue; his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Barbara Bernardi of Ladd; his siblings, Benjamin (Rebecca) Bernardi of North Aurora, Brianna (Matthew) Rebholz of Peru, and Sara (Troy) Burd of Spring Valley; and 7 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Wilma Spayer.
Memorials may be directed to his family.