Desiree Francine Fultz, 70, died unexpectedly in her home on March 2, 2021, of natural causes.
Desiree was born on July 28, 1950, in Dickenson, North Dakota, to Harold and Loretta (Reiter) Vorhies. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1969. She moved to Las Vegas in 1976. She made numerous friends and held various jobs, including her own business. Endermolgie by Desiree, for 20 years. She married her husband Randy on August 2, 1991.
She is survived by her husband, Randy Fultz of Las Vegas; one daughter, Heather (Patrick) Mason of Princeton; 3 grandchildren, Emma, Kenzie, and Jackson Mason, of Princeton; 2 brothers, Paige (Joanne) Vorhies of Las Vegas and Craig (Rhonda) Vorhies of Weaverville, California; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Renee Vorhies.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11a.m., Saturday, April 17, 2021, in the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home with Pastor Paige Vorhies officiating. Her family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. Private online condolences may be left for her family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Lenore Frances (Legner) Dean
Lenore F. Dean, formerly from Princeton, passed away on December 8, 2020 at SLU University Hospital in St. Louis. Born on August 1, 1959, in Chicago, IL, she relocated to Princeton with her family. She graduated from Princeton High School and Western Illinois University. She married William G. Dean on December 19, 1981. Lenore was a teacher, but spent most of her life as a homemaker taking care of her family. She leaves her husband, William and son, Gregory of Grover, MO. She was preceded in death by her father, Everett and mother, Lucille. A Mass will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on April 21,2021. Any memorials can be sent to the Humane Society.
Lucille Frances Legner
Lucille F. Legner, formerly from Princeton, passed away on October 6, 2020 at her daughter's home in Grover, MO. Born in Chicago, IL on April 19, 1921, she later married Everett C. Legner, moved to Princeton, Illinois and lived there for over 40 years. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Everett. She leaves a daughter, Lenore from Grover, MO, a son, Richard, from Arvada, CO, a grandson, Gregory from Grover, MO and a granddaughter, Jessica, from Rapid City, SD, along with several great-grandchildren. A Mass will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on April 21,2021. Any memorials can be sent to St. Louis Catholic Church.
Rita M. Hoscheid, 79, of Cherry, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021 in Heartland Health Care Center of Henry.
Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry, with Fr. Patrick Fixsen officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Miners Memorial Cemetery, Cherry. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi Funeral Home, Cherry. Private online condolences may be left for her family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Rita was born on July 17, 1941 in Peru to Harry and Rose (Rother) Houski. She was a graduate of Hall High School class of 1959. She married Wes Hoscheid on January 7, 1961 in the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry.
She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Cherry and the Cherry Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by: her husband, Wes Hoscheid of Cherry; her sons, Jim (Kathy) Hoscheid of Cherry, Jack (Becky) Hoscheid of Cherry , and Bob (Janene) Hoscheid of Cherry; 8 grandchildren, Aaron, Jered, Karly, Emily, Abby, Brittany, Matt, and Morgan; and 5 great grandchildren, Greta, Theo, Adilyn, Emerson and Lilian.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, and her sister, Annette Pohl.
Memorials may be directed to the Cherry Fire Department
Dolores S. Briggs, 60, of Princeton, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria.
Graveside services will be held noon Thursday in the Annawan Cemetery. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for her family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Dolores was born on October 20, 1960 in Elgin to Donald and Beverly (Martin) Spohn.
Carl A. Sennett Sr. passed away on March 2, 2021 at the age of 83. He was born in Chicago, IL and had lived in Wheeling, IL for most of his adult life with his wife, Lois. Carl and Lois had 4 sons, Carl Jr (Annette), Timothy Sr (Marianne), Scott (Christina) and Glen (Tricia). Carl moved to Princeton, IL after he retired from being Locomotive Engineer for 40+ years. He enjoyed playing with model trains and even removed bricks from his basement in Princeton to make a tunnel for his trains. After the death of his second wife (Barbara), he moved to Smyrna, TN to live with his youngest son and family. He was preceded in death by his parents (Clarence and Clara), his first wife (Lois) and his second wife (Barbara). He is survived by all 4 sons, 10 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Services will be held Thursday, March 11th at Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home in Princeton IL.
Kevin M. Koetz, 43, of Princeton, passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in LaSalle.
Kevin’s family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of The Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Face coverings are required.
Setsuko “Deko” Miller, 81, of Tiskilwa, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 in Unity Point, Peoria.
Private services will be at a later date. Interment will be held at Mt. Bloom Cemetery, Tiskilwa, at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for her family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Deko was born on September 14, 1939 in Okinawa, Japan. She was raised by her grandmother. She had worked at Jostens for 30 years. She married David L. Miller on November 25, 1960 in Okinawa, Japan.
She was a member of the Tiskilwa Community Church, the Church Women’s Group, the Garden Club, and the Tiskilwa Community Association.
She is survived by: her husband, David L. Miller of Tiskilwa; her son, Dennis L. (Phyllis) Miller of Mattoon; 3 grandchildren, Audra, Kanon, and Rachel; and several brothers and sisters in Japan.
She was preceded in death by: her parents.
Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.
Verena Elizabeth Pike,98, of Princeton, passed away on Thursday, Feburary 11, 2021 in her home.
A service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for her family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Verena was born on August 2, 1922 to Bernard and Helen (Schulte) Wempe. She married Lawrence Hilmes on July 26, 1943 in Breese, Illinois, he passed away on July 19, 1972. She married Adrian Pike on July 8, 1978 in Princeton, he passed away on June 1, 1997. She had worked for Jostens in Princeton.
She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and Lidyia Circle. She and her husband, Adrian, sponsored a Cambodian family. She loved to sew, crochet, garden and make quilts. She made a quilt for all of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
She is survived by: her two daughters, Mary Ann (Eugene) Howard of Breese, Illinois and Geraldine (Kent) Purvis of Princeton; 4 sons, Lawrence (Donna) Hilmes, Jr., of Mendota, Cletus (Peg) Hilmes of Belleville, Walter (Lucinda) Hilmes of New Bedford, and Gerald (Penny) Hilmes of New Baden; Verna was blessed with 22 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren; 6 step grandchildren; and 6 step great grandchildren; 2 step sons, Larry (Sandy) Pike of Marco Island, Florida, Paul (Julie) Pike of Ottawa; 1 step daughter, Sandy (Paul) Martin; and her brother, Bernard (Joanne) Wempe.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husbands Lawrence and Adrian; 1 great granddaughter, Jordan Purvis; 2 great grandsons, Maverick Howard and Caleb Conrath; 2 brothers Virgil Wempe and Slyvester Wempe; 1 stepson, Kenneth (Juanita) Pike; and 1 stepdaughter, Debra (Pike) Hamilton.
Elaine Bergin, 94, of Princeton, passed away on Thursday, Feburary 11, 2021 in Greenfield of Princeton.
Private in the Chapel of The Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton, with Pastor Derek Boggs of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Princeton, officiating. Interment will be held in the Oakland Cemetery, Princeton. A Celebration of Elaine's life will be held at a later date. Private online condolences may be left for her family at www.FiocchiFuneralHomes.com.
Elaine was born on February 17, 1926 in Princeton to James A. and Amy (Jenkins) Davis. She was a graduate of Wyanet High School. She was assistant vice president of new accounts at the First State Bank of Princeton. She married Carl A. Bergin on July 3, 1947 in Chicago.
She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Princeton, she volunteered for Mobile Meals at Perry Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed her Tuesday morning coffee group.
She is survived by: her daughter, Marcia (Jack) Kalman of Rock Island; 2 grandchildren, Krista (Dan) Davis and Erik (Erin) Kalman; 3 great grandchildren, Andrew, Sloane and Alex; nieces and nephews; and a special family friend, Janice Wamhoff.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Carl on March 16, 2005; 1 son, Kimball; 3 sisters, Mabel Cass, Norma Stevens and Jane Bacorn; a brother, Jim Davis; and 3 nephews.
Memorials may be directed to the Evangelical Covenant Church, Princeton; or the Friends of Strays.
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