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Death notices: Jan. 31, 2019

January 31, 2019 GMT

Death notices

Geneva Diefenbach, 92, of Kankakee, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 29, 2019) at Presence Heritage Village in Kankakee. Funeral arrangements are by Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home in Kankakee.

Russell Downhauer, 92, of Bourbonnais, passed away Thursday (Jan. 31, 2019) at his home. Funeral arrangements are by Schreffler Funeral Homes, Kankakee Chapel.

Aline James, 86, of Kankakee, passed away unexpectedly Saturday (Jan. 26, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are by Jensen Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.

Betty S. Grandpre, 79, of Ashkum, passed away Sunday (Jan. 27, 2019) at her residence. Funeral arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton.


Karen K. Lewis, 75, of Watseka, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 30, 2019) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Funeral arrangements are by Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.

Past services

Funeral services for Patrick H. O’Connor, 84, of Bradley, were held Jan. 29 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bradley, with the Rev. Anthony Nugent officiating. Patrick passed away Jan. 24, 2019. Interment was in All Saints Cemetery in Bourbonnais. Pallbearers were Jenna, McKenna and Jared O’Connor and Alexis, Emery, Logan and Aidan Podowicz.

Funeral services for Glenn E. Houk, 84, of St. Anne, were held Jan. 26 at River Valley Christian Fellowship Church in Bradley, with the Rev. Derick Miller officiating. Glenn passed away Jan. 20, 2019. Pallbearers were Jenna Cramer, Jordan, Jonah and Josiah Blair, Nikki and Paige Cooper and Joshua and Jeremy Caraway.