John Louis Beier

John L. Beier, 72, of Dwight, passed away at 3:45pm on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at his home in rural Dwight.

Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be held at a later date in Oaklawn Cemetery in Dwight, Illinois.

John was born in Streator, IL on May 24, 1945 a son of Irving and Marie (Zabel) Beier.

He is survived by a twin brother James Beier of Dwight and many cousins also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents. John served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and worked the family farm over the years.
Memorials in honor of John may be made to the Dwight VFW or the Dwight American Legion.

Ashley L. Seabert

Ashley Lurene Seabert, 34, of Dwight passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at her home. She was born March 28, 1983, in American Falls, Idaho, the daughter of LeRoy and Debra Schmidt Seabert.

Ashley graduated from Dwight Township High School. For many years following graduation she worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at different nursing homes in Dwight and Morris. The past year she worked at Casey’s in Dwight and appreciated her friendship with her Manager and coworkers. She was a loving mother to two children and blessed to have many good friends.

Ashley is survived by her partner, Billy Whalen of Dwight; two children, Lucas Friant and BellaRae Whalen; three brothers, Brian and Collin of Dwight and Tyler O’Neill of Gardner; stepfather, Ed O’Neill of Dwight; paternal mother, Glenda Whalen of Dwight; maternal grandmother, Phyllis Schmidt of Normal and paternal grandparents, Ron Friant and Bonnie Friant Oelschlager; uncles and aunts, Randy and Mary Schmidt of Bloomington, Carol Studley of Reddick, Kenny and Sharon Perry of Boulder Junction, Wisconsin and Katie (Cesar) Whalen of Morris; cousins Megan Schmidt Hucek, Ryan and David Schmidt, Debbie Studley and Tammy Studley Perkins and Katie’s children, Bobby, Mariah and Sophia.

Ashley was preceded in death by her parents, LeRoy Seabert and Debra Seabert O’Neill; grandparents, Delbert and Anna Seabert, Ronald Schmidt and Elizabeth Enerson.

Memorials may be directed to an education fund established for Ashley’s children please send to Brian Seabert c/o Ashley Seabert Memorial 509 South Union St. Dwight, IL 60420

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 8 from 12:00 to 3:00 at The Country Mansion Restaurant, 101 West South Street, Dwight.

Heidemarie G. “Heidi” Strufe

indexApril 22, 1952 – July 26, 2017

Heidemarie G. “Heidi” Strufe, 65, of Dwight, passed away at 7:20 pm on Wednesday July 26, 2017 at Heritage Health in Dwight, IL surrounded by her loving daughters.
Visitation will be from 9am until the time of services on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the Dwight United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be 11am also on Tuesday. Burial will follow the services at Oaklawn Cemetery in Dwight, IL. Memorials in her name may be left to the charity of the donor’s choice. Hager Memorial Home in Dwight is handling the arrangements.
Heidi was born in Molme, Germany on April 22, 1952, a daughter of Reinhold and Gerda (Beissert) Semmler. She married Frederick Strufe on July 13, 1991. He survives in Dwight and her mother survives in Lyons, IL.
Also surviving are daughters, Erin (Dan) Kilmer of Mazon and Molly (Brian) Borrowman of Naperville; brother, Winfried (Joanne) Semmler of Naperville; grandchildren, Emma, John, and Addison Kilmer of Mazon and Benjamin and Isaac Borrowman of Naperville. She was preceded in death by her father.
Heidi attended Morton West High School where she graduated in 1970. She was a member of the Dwight United Methodist Church. After raising her daughters she became a legal secretary for her husband. She enjoyed baking, was an avid reader and could be found often at the local library.