364 Division Street
Elgin, Illinois 60120


  1. Bruno Perez

    October 23, 2017

    Perez, BrunoBruno Perez, 89 of Elgin, died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Citadel Nursing Center, Elgin.  Born October 16, 1928 in Cotulla, Texas, he was the son of Pedro and Paula (Verell) Perez, Sr.

    Bruno was known as the “Godfather” and Mayor of Elgin.  He loved and helped all people when needed. 

    He is preceded in death by his loving wife  Ramona in 1992; his parents; three sons Juan, Oscar, and Jose; one brother Domingo Perez.

    Bruno is survived by six sons; Bruno Jr. of Elgin, Rudy of Texas, Almando (Betty) of Colinsville, IL., ...
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  2. Linda L. Graves

    October 2, 2017

    Linda L. Graves, age 64 of Elgin, passed away peacefully in Presence St. Joseph Hospital on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Linda was born in Bethune, Colorado on December 17, 1952 to Aggie Henderson and Harry Diekman. She married Kelvin L. Graves in 1975 in Denver, CO, moved to Elgin in 2000 and divorced in 2007.

    Linda managed a Subway restaurant while in Denver and when she moved to Elgin she used her sewing and quilting talents to make a living. Linda was instrumental in assisting her mother-in-law during her illness.

    Linda was a faithful member of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist ...
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  3. Walter Junior Johnson

    September 28, 2017

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    Walter Junior Johnson, age 80 of Elgin, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, September 25, 2017.  Walter was born in Sallis, Mississippi, on April 16, 1937 to Walter and Beulah (McGee) Johnson.  He married Pearle (Mabry) in 1959 and they moved to Saginaw, Michigan in 1960.  Shortly after the happy couple moved to Elgin, Illinois in 1962, where he began his career as a Machine Operator at Illinois Hydrallic.  He remained working there until he developed a brain tumor in 1994.  After successful removal of the ...
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  4. Anthony "Tony" Richardson

    September 26, 2017


     Anthony G. “Tony” Richardson was born June 3rd 1964 in Elgin, IL to James and Margie Richardson. He died September 24th 2017 as a result of a car accident.

    Anthony worked as a mechanic and a landscaper.

    He is survived by three children Demain Ellis of Joliet, Amica (Donnie) Brown of Elgin and Aronn Isabue Hayes of Minnesota, four sisters Connie (Joe) Simmons of Rockford, Linda Richardson of Elgin, Kim (Will) Bingham of Elgin and Allison (Mitch) of Missouri, nine grandchildren, a "second mother", Geraldine Rayner and special friend, Vicki Rayner, ...
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  5. Osvaldo Joshua Leon

    September 13, 2017

    Osvaldo Joshua Leon, 13 years of age, died suddenly and tragically in Michigan on Sunday, September 10, 2017 when he and his family were in a car accident . Osvaldo was born in Elgin on September 26, 2003 to Maribel (nee Bahena) and Raul Leon.

    Visitation will be held on Friday, September 15, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home located at 364 Division Street in Elgin. On Saturday, the 16th, at 10:00 am there will be a funeral mass officiated by Father Yovanny Dorado at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 272 Division Street in Elgin,  with burial immediately ...
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