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In Memory Of
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Barb Claxton
Barb Claxton
Class of 1970
(Passed date unknown)
Barb passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She is survived by her 3 children and her sister Jann.
Barbara Ritt-stiner
Barbara Ritt-Stiner
Class of 1964
Passed Sep 15, 2016
Barb passed from liver failure after a long illness, caused by medication; she had to take. She would have been married to her husband, Dwayne, for 50 years on May 20, 2017. Barb was the sweetest person. She is missed terribly by her family and friends. I`m glad I knew her.
Carolyn Cross Balfour
Carolyn Cross Balfour
Class of 1982
Passed May 24, 2010
Married to Steve Balfour- 1 daughter,2 sons
Craig Bauer
Craig Bauer
Class of 1969
Passed Jun 25, 2006
No details given
Daniel Sychowski
Daniel Sychowski
Class of 1968
(Passed date unknown)
Cancer
Debra Wood
Debra Wood
Class of 1970
(Passed date unknown)
Debra passed away in 2019 after a bout with cancer.
She is so missed!!
Dennis Kipka
Dennis Kipka
Class of 1969
Passed Sep 04, 1974
Dennis drowned in 1974.
James (j.c.) Charles
James (J.C.) Charles
Class of 1970
Passed Mar 13, 2012
Jim died of complications of surgery. I don't have details. He was 59. As classmates will recall, J.C. was responsible for abolishing the Cary-Grove dress code, therefor allowing us to wear jeans to school. Thank you Jim!
Josh York
Josh York
Class of 1995
Passed Jun 10, 2009
Father of 5 beautiful kids.
Julie Van Enige
Julie Van Enige
Class of 1988
Passed Sep 01, 2008
(no additional information)
Leonard Helmer
Leonard Helmer
Class of 1969
(Passed date unknown)
Learned from Lenny's brother Stan that Lenny passed away.
Leonard Wojtecki
Leonard Wojtecki
Class of 1965
(Passed date unknown)
Len passed away after a long battle with cancer. He left his wife, Fran, daughter Catherine, & a grandchild. He had a successful career as a lawyer, & later a judge. What a great guy!!!!
Margaret Mary Bendel
Margaret Mary Bendel
Class of 1966
Passed Jul 16, 1987
Married Don Homola, class of 1964 on January 26, 1985
Mark Meyer
Mark Meyer
Class of 1969
(Passed date unknown)
Died of Leukemia in Manhattan, NY where he was living at time.
Mary Wyza Carol
Mary Wyza Carol
Class of 1988
Passed Mar 19, 2005
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WONDER LAKE - Mary Elizabeth Carol, 35, of Wonder Lake, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at her home.

She was born Nov. 9, 1969, in Rockford, to James and Barbara (Burchick) Wyza. She married Tom Carol on Sept. 17, 1988, in Kenosha, Wis.

She worked as a certified nursing assistant for Valley Hi Nursing Home for 13 years.

Survivors include her husband; two children, Tommy and Andrea; her parents, of Nevada; a brother, James Wyza of Florida; her mother-in-law, Patricia Scott; two brothers-in-law, John (Cheri) Carol and Richard (Jennifer) Scott; a sister-in-law, Susan (Robert) Merlo; seven nieces and nephews, Angela (Jeff) Gillette, Matthew Carol, Michelle Carol, Timmy Carol, Cameron Scott, Taylor Scott and Mackenzie Scott; and a great-niece and great-nephew, Haley and C.J. Gillette.

She was preceded in death by a nephew, Jordan Scott.

The visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at Woodstock Bible Church, 770 E. Kimball Ave., Woodstock. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 25, at the church. The Rev. Robert Barnett will officiate.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Greenwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for a fund for the children's education would be appreciated.

For information, call Honquest Family Funeral Services at (815) 337-1500.
Michael Stevens
Michael Stevens
Class of 1969
(Passed date unknown)
You are loved, missed and remembered by family and friends.
Mike Davies
Mike Davies
Class of 1969
(Passed date unknown)
Died of injuries suffered in an auto accident. No other details known.
Mike Stevens
Mike Stevens
Class of 1969
(Passed date unknown)
Died from injuries suffered in an auto accident .
Mitchell Henry
Mitchell Henry
Class of 2008
Passed Nov 01, 2008
Mitch Henry committed suicide on Novemeber the 1st
Nancy Denney
Nancy Denney
Class of 1969
Passed Jan 01, 2001
Just to let you know that Nancy passed away in 2001

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