Family News

Check our recently posted news below, shared by those in our Wheaton Bible Church family. If you have a celebration (marriage, birth, graduation, anniversary) or other life event (death, important news) you would like to share, email your news item to: info@wheatonbible.org

Recent Deaths

Tom Johnson

December 3, 2018

Tom Johnson, husband of Ginger, went to be with the Lord on December 3, 2018. 

Visitation: Friday, December 28, 2018 at Wheaton Bible Church, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Funeral Service: Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Wheaton Bible Church, 1:00 pm

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Stuart Michael

November 16, 2018

Stuart Michael, husband of Karla, went to be with the Lord on Friday November 16, 2018

Visitation: Friday, November 23, 2018 at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Wheaton, 4:00-8:00 pm

Funeral Service: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Wheaton Bible Church (East Worship Center), 11:00 am

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Gordon Ledford

November 2, 2018

Gordon Ledford passed away on Friday November 2, 2018

Visitation: Friday, November 9, 3:00 – 9:00 pm at Humes Funeral Home, 320 W Lake St., Addison

Visitation: Saturday, November 10, 9:00 – 10:00 am at Wheaton Bible Church, East Worship Center

Funeral Service: Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am at Wheaton Bible Church, East Worship Center

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Meghan Liddy

November 2, 2018

Meghan Liddy (daughter of Maryann Liddy) passed away on November 2, 2018 while working in Ghana with the organization she founded, Families First.

Visitation: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:00 pm at Wheaton Bible Church in the Chapel

Memorial Service: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:00 pm at Wheaton Bible Church in the Chapel

Bruce MacPherson

October 31, 2018

Bruce MacPherson passed away on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Visitation: Thursday, November 8, 2018, 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton

Memorial Service: Friday, November 9, 2018, 10:30 am at Wheaton Bible Church, East Worship Center

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Beatrice Stecca

October 25, 2018

Beatrice Stecca went to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at age 101.

Visitation: private

Memorial Service: Friday, November 2, 2018 at noon in the Chapel at Wheaton Bible Church

Mary Bratkovich

October 13, 2018

Mary Bratkovich, long-time member of WBC, went to be with the Lord on October 13, 2018.

Visitation: Sunday, October 21, 2:00-6:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N Main St., Wheaton

Memorial Service: Monday, October 22, 10:00 am at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N Main St., Wheaton

Barbara Swanson

October 10, 2018

Barbara Swanson passed away on October 10, 2018

Visitation: Friday, October 12, 2018; 4:00-8:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N Main St, Wheaton

Funeral Service: Saturday, October 13, 2018; 10:00 am at Faith Baptist Church, 27W010 Parkway Dr, Winfield

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David Martin

October 4, 2018

David Martin (husband of Kathy, father of Laura Atkinson), passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018. 

Visitation: Saturday, October 27, from 2-4 pm at Wheaton Bible Church

Funeral Service: Private

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Laura Jean Pearson

October 2, 2018

Laura Jean Pearson, daughter of Dan & Diana Pearson, passed away on October 2, 2018.

Illinois Visitation: Friday, October 19, 2018; 4:00-8:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N Main St, Wheaton

Illinois Memorial Service: Saturday, October 20, 2018; 11:00 am at Wheaton Bible Church

California Visitation:  Friday, November 2, 2018; 4:00-8:00 pm at Memory Garden Memorial Park, 455 W Central Ave, Brea, CA

California Memorial Service: Saturday, November 3, 10:00 am at La Habra Christian Church, 1400 Bella Vista Dr., La Habra Heights, CA

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Bill Thompson

September 23, 2018

Bill Thompson, husband of Betty, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

Visitation: Wednesday, September 26, 4-8 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St, Wheaton

Funeral Service: Thursday, September 27, 10:30 am at Wheaton Bible Church, East Worship Center.

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Conrad Castillo

September 20, 2018

Conrad Castillo passed away on September 20, 2018.

Services are private.

Karen Pacholik

July 31, 2018

Karen Pacholik, wife of Mike and mother of Steve (Dawn), passed away after a long battle with breast cancer on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. 

Visitation: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am in the Chapel at Wheaton Bible Church

Memorial Service: Saturday, August 18, 2018, 11:00 am in the Chapel at Wheaton Bible Church

Donna Daley

July 28, 2018

Donna Daley, wife of Darrell, passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018.

Services were private.

Wendy Goss

July 27, 2018

Wendy Goss passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2018.

Interment in Minnesota: Friday, August 3, 2018

Memorial Service: Friday, August 10, 2018 at 1 pm in the Chapel at Wheaton Bible Church

James Newing

July 9, 2018

James (Jim) Newing, husband of Nita Newing, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 9, 2018. 

Visitation: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 10:00-11:00 am in the East Worship Center, Wheaton Bible Church

Memorial Service: Saturday, July 14, 2018, 11:00 am in the East Worship Center, Wheaton Bible Church

Carolyn Brown

May 3, 2018

Carolyn Brown, mother of Pastor Bill Brown, passed away on May 3, 2018.

Services in Michigan on May 20, 2018.

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Donald Westra

April 21, 2018

Donald Westra went to be with the Lord on December 18, 2017.

Memorial Service: Saturday, April 21, 2018 in the Chapel at Wheaton Bible Church.

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Joan Copeland

April 13, 2018

Joan Copeland, mother of Janine Irving, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 13, 2018. 

Visitation: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10:00 am at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton

Memorial Service: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11:00 am at Hultgren Funeral Home

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Vera Salstrom

February 9, 2018

Vera Salstrom went to be with the Lord on Friday, February 9, 2018.

Visitation: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10:00 am at Wheaton Bible Church

Memorial Service: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11:00 am at Wheaton Bible Church

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Jack Jager

January 30, 2018

Jack Jager went to be with the Lord on January 30, 2018.

Visitation: Friday, February 16, 2018, 6:00 pm at Brentwood Baptist Church, 588 Dara James, Des Plaines

Memorial Service: Friday, February 16, 2018, 7:00 pm at Brentwood Baptist Church

Miriam E. MacDonald

January 25, 2018

Miriam E MacDonald (mother of Phil MacDonald) went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2018.

Visitation: Friday, February 2, 2018, 4-7 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Wheaton

Funeral Service: Saturday, February 3, 2018, 2:00 pm at Windsor Park, 124 Windsor Park Drive, Carol Stream

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Millie Busse

November 8, 2017

Millie went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Memorial Service: Saturday, November 11, 10 am at Windsor Park

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Elizabeth Hunt

November 1, 2017

Elizabeth went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Visitation: Saturday, November 18, 10-11am in the Chapel, Wheaton Bible Church

Memorial Service: Saturday, November 18, 11am-12pm in the Chapel, Wheaton Bible Church

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Louise Massey

October 15, 2017

Louise Massey went to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 15, 2017. 

Visitation: Tuesday, October 17, 9–10 am in the Chapel, Wheaton Bible Church

Memorial Service: Tuesday, October 17, 10 am in the Chapel, Wheaton Bible Church

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Robert (Bob) Roski

September 5, 2017

Robert (Bob) Roski went to be with the Lord this morning, September 5, 2017. 

Visitation: Thursday, September 7, 4-8 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N Main St., Wheaton

Funeral Service: Friday, September 8, 10 am at Hultgren Funeral Home

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Dr. Erwin P. Rudolph

August 14, 2017

Dr. Erwin P. Rudolph, former Wheaton Bible Church member, passed away on August 14, 2017 at Shell Point Retirement Community, Fort Myers, FL. He taught English Literature at Wheaton College from 1950 until his retirement in 1981.  Dr. Rudolph's wife June and one son Erwin Paul 2, preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, Dr. James and his wife Dorothy and two grandchildren, Dr. Thomas and his wife Heather, and Janice Gilmour and spouse Douglas, and twelve great grandchildren.

Ruth Kalberg, mother of Sharon Crabbe

August 11, 2017

Sharon Crabbe's mother, Ruth Kalberg, passed away on Friday, August 11. 

Visitation: Monday, August 21, 9:00 am at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Wheaton
Funeral Service: Monday, August 21, 10:00 am at Hultgren Funeral Home
Interment: Monday, August 21, 12:30 pm at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL

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Jimmy Piersall

June 3, 2017

Jimmy Piersall went to be with the Lord on June 3, 2017.

Memorial Service: Friday, June 23, 10:00 am in the East Worship Center of Wheaton Bible Church.

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Peter Aughnay

June 1, 2017

Peter Aughnay passed away on June 1, 2017

Memorial Service: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:00 pm in the Chapel. Visitation from 8:30–9:00 pm. 

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Joan Vydra

May 24, 2017

Joan Vydra died on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Visitation: Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton

Funeral Service: Thursday, June 1, 2017, 7:30 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home.


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Ruth Dudman

May 19, 2017

Long-time WBC member Ruth Dudman went to be with the Lord on May 19, 2017.

A graveside service was held on Monday, May 22, 2017 in Glen Ellyn.

Al Lissy

May 16, 2017

Long-time WBC member Al Lissy went to be with the Lord on May 16, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Ruth.

Visitation: Monday, May 22, 2017, 10:00 am at Wheaton Bible Church (East Worship Center)

Funeral Service: Monday, May 22, 2017, 11:00 am at Wheaton Bible Church (East Worship Center)

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Arthur E. "Art" Copeland

May 3, 2017

Arthur E. "Art" Copeland, husband of Joan and father of Janine Irving, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Visitation: Tuesday, May 9, 10:00 - 11:00 am at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton

Funeral Service: Tuesday, May 9, 11:00 am at Hultgren Funeral Home

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Douglas W. Scott

April 29, 2017

Douglas W. Scott went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2017.

Visitation: Saturday, May 27, 2017, 2:00 - 5:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main Street, Wheaton.

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Robert E. Pelinka

April 22, 2017

Robert E. Pelinka went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2017. 

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Vina Krins

April 15, 2017

Vina Krins went to be with the Lord on April 15, 2017. 

Visitation: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton, IL 

Memorial Service: Thursday, April 20, 2017, Windsor Park, 124 Windsor Park Drive, Carol Stream, IL 

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Paul Hesterberg

April 15, 2017

Paul Hesterberg, father of Beth Fulton, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Memorial Service: Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11:00 am at Wheaton Bible Church

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Don Ricker

April 14, 2017

Retired WBC Missionary Don Ricker went to be with the Lord on April 14, 2017.

Services in Pembroke, VA, April 22, 2017.

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Kimberly Mays Akins

April 11, 2017

Kimberly Mays Akins, daughter of Ed and Lauris Mays, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Visitation: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 am at Wheaton Bible Church

Memorial Service: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:00 am at Wheaton Bible Church

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Judie Elenbaas

March 27, 2017

Judie Elenbaas went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2017.

Visitation: Friday, March 31, 2017, 3:00 - 8:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N Main St., Wheaton

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 2:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home.

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Karen Collins

March 22, 2017

Karen Collins, mother of Kim Kowalski and a member of WBC, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 22.  

Visitation: Friday, April 7, 4:00 - 8:00 pm at Wheaton Bible Church

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 8, 11:00 am at Wheaton Bible Church

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Robert Parisek, Sr.

March 18, 2017

Robert Parisek, Sr. went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2017.  

Visitation: Wednesday, March 22 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N Main St., Wheaton

Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home.

Interment and Military Honors: Thursday, March 23, 1:30 pm at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL

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Herbert Charles Erickson

March 15, 2017

Herbert Charles Erickson went to be with the Lord on March 15, 2017.  

Visitation: Sunday, March 19, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N Main St., Wheaton

Funeral Service: Monday, March 20, 11:00 am

Interment at Wheaton Cemetery following the service.

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Talitha McGregor

March 3, 2017

Talitha May McGregor, infant daughter of Ian and Bre McGregor, died on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 11 in Kansas City.

For Talitha's story and further information, please visit the CaringBridge website.

Audrey Norris

February 25, 2017

Audrey Norris went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
All services will take place in DuBois, Pennsylvania at a later date.

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James R. (Jim) White

February 21, 2017

James R. (Jim) White, husband of Anita, went to be with the Lord on January 17, 2017.

Memorial Celebration will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017, 6:00 pm at College Church, 332 East Seminary, Wheaton, IL

Jack Sheaffer

December 21, 2016

Jack Sheaffer passed away on December 21, 2016.

Visitation at Windsor Park on Monday, December 26, 2:00 pm to time of service.

Funeral Service on Monday, December 26, 3:00 pm at Windsor Park.

Veronica Muñoz

December 6, 2016

Veronica Muñoz, wife of David Muñoz, went to be with the Lord on December 3, 2016.

Visitation: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:00 to 6:00 pm at Wheaton Bible Church.

Memorial Service: Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:00 pm at Wheaton Bible Church. 

Additional information to come.

Vernon Rubenic

September 16, 2016

Vernon Rubenic (husband of Shelly) passed away on September 9, 2016.
Visitation: Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory, 1801 Douglas Road, Oswego, IL
Funeral service:Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home.

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Brian Cronin

July 6, 2016

Brian Cronin passed away on Monday, July 4.
Visitation
Friday July 8 at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton, 4:00 – 8:00 pm.
Funeral service: Saturday, July 9 at Hultgren Funeral Home, 10:00 am

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Marge Mason

May 24, 2016

Marge Mason, wife of Roger, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 23, 2016. No service details are available.

Marilyn Bugh Haffner Schricker

May 15, 2016

Pastor Rob Bugh's mother, Marilyn Bugh Haffner Schricker, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Services are pending.

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Sarah “Lucille” Beach

May 2, 2016

Sarah “Lucille” Beach, mother of WBC career missionary Kim Scheel who serves in Ethiopia with her husband Dan, joined her Savior in heaven on May 2, 2016 at the age of 90. She passed away as Kim was over the Atlantic trying to get home to say her final farewells. Her obituary can be found by clicking here.

Madeline Anderson

April 12, 2016

Madeline Anderson went to be with the Lord on January 12, 2016.

Visitation: Saturday, April 17, 2016, 2:00-3:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheatonn

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 17, 2016, 3:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home

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Jan "Andy" Anderson

April 5, 2016

Andy Anderson went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

Visitation: Friday, April 8, from 10:00 am until time of service, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton
Funeral Service: Friday, April 8, at 11:00 am, at Hultgren Funeral Home

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Rev. Jack MacDonald

March 22, 2016

Rev. Jack MacDonald went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
 
Visitation: Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 3:00 – 8:00 PM at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton
Memorial Service: Wednesday, March 20, 206, 2:00 pm at Windsor Park, 124 Windsor Park Drive, Carol Stream

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George Timko

March 14, 2016

George Timko, husband of Miriam, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Visitation: Tuesday, March 15, 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Wheaton
Funeral Service: Wednesday, March 16, 11:00 am at Hultgren Funeral Home

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Joanne Neumann

March 4, 2016

Joanne Neumann went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 3, 2016.

Visitation: Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Wheaton, IL on Sunday, March 6, 3:00–7:00 pm.
Funeral Service: Monday, March 7, 10:30 am at Wheaton Bible Church.

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Mary Bechtel

January 26, 2016

Mary Bechtel went to be with her Lord on Sunday, January 24, 2016.

Visitation: Friday, January 29, 2016, 4:00–8:00 pm at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton
Funeral Service: Saturday, January 30, 2016, 2:00 pm at Windsor Park, 124 Windsor Park Dr., Carol Stream

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Richard (Dick) Miller

November 4, 2015

Richard (Dick) Miller passed away on November 4, 2015.

Visitation – Friday, November 6, 3-4 pm in the Chapel at WBC

Memorial Service – Friday, November 6, 4 pm in the Chapel at WBC

Malcolm Cronk

November 2, 2015

Former WBC Pastor Malcolm Cronk went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2015.

Service of Celebration on Saturday, November 21 at 10:30 am at Zion Church; 4292 W. Stephenson St. Rd., Freeport, IL.

Lon Bielan

October 28, 2015

Lon Bielan went to be with the Lord on October 28, 2015

Services are pending.

Betty Ott

October 19, 2015

Betty Ott (mother of Tammy Aardema) went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2015.

The Funeral service is: October 26, 2015

Burt Ashland

October 5, 2015

Burt Ashland went to be with our Savior on October 5, 2015.

Memorial service Saturday, October 24, 2015
11:00 am in the Wheaton Bible Church Chapel

Memorials may be directed to 'JUST of DuPage'; PO Box 1253, Wheaton, IL 60187

Robert W Strodtman

October 4, 2015

Robert W Strodtman (father of Bill Strodtman)

Memorial service Friday, October 30, 2015
11:00 am in the Wheaton Bible Church Chapel

Memorials may be directed to WJLY Radio, RR2, Box 51A, Ramsey, IL 62080

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