Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
Updated at 6:10 PM

It was a mass of yellowed, frail tulle and satin that had been stored inside my grandmother’s hope chest for the last several decades. But when my grandmother pulled out her wedding dress and held it up against her 84-year-old body, she gasped, fingering the seams, the hand-sewn stitches she sewed herself in 1952.“My sister Lois and I spent the summer before the wedding making this dress,” she said, her voice trailing off.

Updated at 5:09 PM

Mildred M. “Millie” Ortberg, 90 of Aledo, IL, died Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at Genesis Senior Living Center in Aledo. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo.

Updated at 5:00 PM

John H. “Big John” Weingartz, 75, of Viola, Illinois died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo.A celebration of life will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola.

Updated at 4:49 PM

Laura N. Behan, 88, longtime Oregon resident, died Monday, December 28, 2015 in Oregon Living and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 26, 1927 in Aledo, IL, the daughter of H.J. and Katherine (Emmerick) Blazer.

Updated at 3:27 PM

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Updated at 3:06 PM

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