364 Division Street
Elgin, Illinois 60120


  1. 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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  2. Robert "Rob" Lee Tumbs, Sr.

    September 6, 2017

    photo,obit-TombsRobert “Rob” Lee Tumbs, Sr.  of Elgin, Illinois made the transition from temporal to eternity on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 5:27 p.m. surrounded by his family. 

    Rob was born on February 20, 1944 in Turrell, Arkansas to Jack and Brooksie Tumbs. As a young adult he moved to Chicago, Illinois where he met and later married his loving wife Barbara Diane Brooks on October 23, 1982. They relocated to Elgin, Illinois in 1983. 

    Rob was employed as a groundsman for the City of Elgin in the Parks and Recreation Department ...
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  3. Barbara Jo Prideaux

    August 29, 2017

    photo, Prayer card-Prideaux2Barbara Jo Prideaux (79) of Schaumburg died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Lexington Care Center. Barbara was born February 27, 1938 in St. Louis , Missouri to Boyd and Mildred (Joseph) Prideaux.   

    She was a dedicated mother and loved her family.  Barbara was an avid reader and was involved with fundraising for cerebral palsy, especially the camps for children, the Salvation Army, and the Purple Hearts Veterans.

    Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and sister; Buddy and  Janet Prideaux.

    She is survived by two children, Mark (Marina) ...
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  4. Tommie "Stoney" Former

    obit photoTommie  "Stoney" Former, 74, died Saturday, August 26, 2017 at his home in Elgin.

    Tommie was born in Earle, Arkansas on March 26, 1943  to Tommie and Beatrice (nee Valentine) Former, Sr.

    He will be greatly missed by his wife, Jewelene and many other family and friends.

    Visitation and Service will be held at O'Connor- Leetz Funeral Home in Elgin on Saturday, September 2 from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00am.

    Pastor  Nathaniel Edmond of Second Baptist Church of Elgin will be ...
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  5. Leora "Sister" Russell

    August 28, 2017


    Leora Russell, beloved wife, aunt and godmother passed away August 24, 2017 with her husband by her side.  She was born Leora DeWalt May 11, 1929 in Ripley, Tennessee, the daughter of Iola Bonds-DeWalt and Earnest DeWalt.  She was the youngest child and the only daughter out of six (6) children.  She was given the nick name “Sister” because of this.  Her mother (1973) and father (1930) preceded her in death along with her brothers James Sprewer (1984), Roosevelt Sprewer (1989), Willie C. DeWalt (1999), Willie B. Walker (2002) ...
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