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T.J. Kremer III, Editor
11:09 am CDT May 14, 2019

Nancy E. Scanlin

Nancy E. Scanlin, 70, of Mokena, died April 22.

She was the beloved wife of William E. Scanlin Sr.; loving mother of Jennifer Scanlin and William D. Scanlin; Caring grandmother to Liberty; and cherished Brother of Joe (Marcia) Rhodes.

She was preceded in death by brothers Jeffrey Rhodes and David Rhodes.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society and Laporte County Small Animal Shelter would be appreciated.

Richard Anthony Golden

Richard Anthony Golden, 88, of Mokena, died April 26.

He was the son of the late Edward and Elsie (Coty) Golden; beloved husband to Eleanor (Larimore) Golden; loving father of Eugene (Deborah) of Lenexa, David (Maureen), Frank (Louise), Ted (Cindy) and Laura (Daniel); caring grandfather to Timothy Golden, Cassandra (Jeffrey) Davidson, Carissa (Brian) Shelton, Robert (Elizabeth) Golden, Kevin Mitchell, Matthew (Jennifer) Golden, Jeffery (Michelle) Golden, Kimberly (Michael) Herrera, Ryan Golden, Lisa Golden, Aimee (Todd) Barnhill and Nicholas Allen; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Edward, Eugene and John (Linda); and sisters Virginia (Pat) Thomas and Alice.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to PAWS Tinley Park or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 -1954 providing airplane maintenance services at Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda.

Steven Douglas Berg

Steven Douglas Berg, 52, of Mokena, died May 5.

He was the devoted companion of Tyson; loving brother of Paul S. (Akiko) and Mike K. (Karin) Berg; beloved son of the late Robert E. and L. Marcia (Zaremba) Berg; dear uncle of Jeremy, Lexi and Alicia Berg; fond cousin of Tamisine Berg, Jenni Berg, David Schmidt and Jim Berg; and great-cousin of Joseph, Jonathan and David Schmidt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to cure ALS.

Ross Jonathon Mathews

Ross Jonathon Mathews, 55, of Wilmington, died May 7.

He was the beloved son of Robert H. and Peggy S. (Nelson) Mathews of Mokena; devoted brother of Scott W. (Julie) Mathews and Sean P. (Deborah) Mathews; and is survived by many loving aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a proud U.S. Army Veteran and a very active volunteer and supporter of community activities.


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