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Dr. Lacy H. Cook, Jr.

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Lacy H. Cook, Jr., 73 of Oswego, Illinois passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on June 18, 2017 at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora Illinois.

Lacy was born in Orlando, FL to the late Mavis and Lacy H. Cook Sr. on October 30, 1943. He graduated from Oswego High School and continued his education at Chiropractic School in Lombard, IL. He married Pamela J. Davidson in 1965 and they established their life together in Oswego, where they raised their two sons. Lacy had a Chiropractic office in Oswego for 45 years prior to his retirement. He served as president of the Illinois Chiropractic Society and was Chairman of the Board for 2 years. He also served on the Illinois Medical Disciplinarian Board in Chicago for 10 years. Lacy was very artistic and had many hobbies including traveling, jewelry making and sculpturing. His incredible talents were shared with many over the course of his life.

Lacy is survived by his son Douglas (Lisa) Cook of Lenapah, OK, his sister Jean Foster of Oswego, IL, daughter-in-law Jamie Cook of Loganville, GA as well as, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandson and his nieces and nephews. He was proceded in death by his parents, his wife Pamela and his son Bradley.

A gathering of family and friends will he held at Dunn Family Funeral Home with Crematory on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 5:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Alzheimer Association, of Illinois, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, in remembrance of Lacy's late wife.

For information or 630-554-3888

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Dr . Robert Harrison

Posted By Administration, Monday, May 15, 2017
Rob Harrison, passed away at his home on October 10 after a brave battle with cancer. Rob was the loving husband of Susan Harrison (nee Whitman) and the beloved father of Ben, Sam and Noah. He is also survived by his devoted sister Barbara Harrison. Rob was the adored son-in-law of Sandra Whitman, dear brother-in-law of Stephanie Whitman, Joel Dreher and the late Jody Dreher, fond uncle of Max and Ian Snow, and David and Danielle Dreher. He will be remembered as a loyal friend by many. Rob was born in 1957 in Montreal, Canada. The family moved to East Grand Rapids in 1965. Rob was a member of the East Grand Rapids football team for 4 years. He graduated from the University of Michigan and went on to study chiropractic medicine. Rob opened his practice in 1984 and was a passionate and successful chiropractor for 32 years. Rob loved the outdoors and sports. He was an avid skier, loved relaxing weekends at his Michigan cottage and he coached youth soccer in Northbrook/Glenview for 16 seasons. He was a huge supporter of his children's athletics and endeavors.

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Dr. Anita Pride

Posted By Administration, Monday, December 12, 2016

CHAMPAIGN – On Oct. 12, 2016, Dr. Anita Bergeron Pride passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family and her loyal companion, Simba.


Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada to Marie Lauzon and Albert Bergeron, Dr. Anita attended Academie St. Michel and St. Lawrence High School. She pursued post-secondary education and graduated from Queens University with a Baccalaureate in Education in 1976.


Upon graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic as valedictorian in 1988, she and her former husband Dr. Paul Pride opened Pride Clinic of Chiropractic.


Because Dr. Anita was dedicated to helping patients achieve their wellness goals, she expanded her education and obtained her Doctorate of Homeopathic Medicine in 1995, and Diplomate in Nutrition in 2001. Therefore, a new practice evolved, Pride In Your Health Holistic Clinic, which utilized specific laboratory testing and clinical diagnosis to help patients achieve optimal health, using protocols which were specifically tailored to each individual's needs.


Her professional Associations included: Illinois Chiropractic Society, American Clinical Board of Nutrition, Council on Nutrition, Illinois Homeopathic Medical Association, National Board of Homeopathic Examiners and National Center for Homeopathy.


Dr. Anita is survived by her three children, Casey Pride, Jason Pride, Hanna Pride MacKichan and husband Cameron MacKichan.


She is also survived by her family in Canada: mother, Marie (Lauzon) Bergeron; brother, Ron Bergeron and wife Marilyn; and sisters, Elaine Edwards, Theresa Bergeron, Anne Marie Seller, Lillian Lemire and husband Jacques.


Dr. Anita was predeceased by former husband Dr. Paul Pride, father Albert Bergeron and sister Francoise Anne.


Her service will be held at Windsor Road Christian Church (2501 Windsor Road, Champaign) at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21. Her family will be available to receive condolences following the service.


Dr. Anita's special request for her life celebration is that it be light, filled with humor and color. We encourage all friends and family to follow a "colorful" dress code.


In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, please consider making a donation to Blood Water Mission in Dr. Anita's name. Blood Water Mission builds wells in impoverished areas throughout the world to provide clean water to communities. Our goal is to raise $3,000 to build a well in her honor. Donations can be made online at


Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy, is in charge of arrangements.

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Dr. Jack Struck

Posted By Administration, Monday, December 12, 2016

DU QUOIN — Dr. Jack J. Struck, 85, of Du Quoin, passed away at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St, Louis.


Jack was born May 14, 1931, in De Soto, a son to Herman Oscar and Edna May (Griffith) Struck.


In 1954, he married Dorothy “Eloise” Dearing in Du Quoin, and she preceded him in death Feb. 13, 1980.


Jack was a veteran of the United States Air Force as a staff sergeant in the Korean War.


He was a chiropractor and farmer for over 57 years in Du Quoin.


He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Du Quoin.


He was also a member of Rotary Club, Elks Club, and American Legion. He was police and fire commissioner and economic developing director of Du Quoin. He was a member of the Illinois State Chiropractic Society and was honored as the Chiropractor of the Year for that organization. He was the Citizen of the Year in Du Quoin and served as the mayor of Du Quoin from 1965 until 1973. He especially loved farming and the city of Du Quoin.


Survivors include his son, Scott (Michelle) Struck of Springfield; one daughter, Michelle Struck of Omaha, Nebraska; two grandchildren, Hannah and Sarah Struck; and long time companion, Molly Newman of Du Quoin.


He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister, Rosemary McCord.


Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in Pyatt Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with the Rev. Gerald Wright officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin. Military graveside rites will be performed by the Du Quoin VFW and American Legion. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Dr. Malia Johnson

Posted By Administration, Friday, June 17, 2016
Dr. Malia Ann Johnson, 54, passed suddenly May 14, 2016. She was owner of the Hainesville Chiropractic Clinic and is survived by husband, Edward C. Gilbertsen and one son,  Justin Gilbertsen.

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Dr. Armon Bert- February 21, 2016

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 23, 2016

CHESTER — Dr. Armon Anthony Bert, D.C., 56, of Perryville, Missouri, formerly of Chester, passed away at 10:04 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, in Kirkwood, Missouri.

He was born Aug. 24, 1959, in Chester to Leo C. and Mabel (Postman) Bert.

Armon received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering and worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

He then went to school to become a chiropractor at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Ohio, and graduated in 2000. Armon worked for Dr. Bobb Chiropractic Center in Silvis from 2000 to 2008 before moving to Perryville, Missouri. For the past eight years, Armon owned and operated Perryville Chiropractic Center.

Armon was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of Perryville Rotary Club and had served as president. He also was a die-hard St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.

Survivors include two brothers, Lenny (Carole) Bert of Chester and Norbert Bert, also of Chester; three sisters, Gerri (Charles) Keeble of Oak Ridge, Missouri, Mary (Prentiss) Wilson of Percy and Sandy Kisro (friend, Neal Bierman) of Campbell Hill; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Michael Wingerter; and nephew, Jeff Bendorf.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, in Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester with the Very Rev. Eugene H. Wojcik, V.F., officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, and 7:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Terry Coy - Edwardsville - January 18, 2016

Posted By Administration, Monday, January 18, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Terry Jo Coy,age 53, of Glen Carbon, Illinois, lover of family, animals (particularly horses and dogs), silly movies and coffee was called home January 18, 2016.

She is being welcomed home by those family members that preceded her with a glutinous Easter style pot-luck. In keeping with family tradition, a table is filled with assorted cold cuts, multiple loaves of white bread, deviled eggs, potato salads (at least three different varieties), one incredible seven layer dip, and unlimited refills of iced tea (sweet or unsweet). A second table contains nothing but chips and desserts. Calories exist only on earth. Joining her at the shindig are her mother Martha (Howard), aunts Norma (French) and Ruby (Clark), uncle Ken(Reeves) and cousin Danny(French)….he will want to know how we are all doing. Eating is most likely a challenge as her beloved four-legged friends Max and Bailey are undoubtedly on her lap.

Those left missing her presence at the Earthly celebration of her life include her husband Richard, daughters Taylor (Coy) and Sara (Schaecher), son Brandon (Kahre), son-in-law Corey (Schaecher), mother-in-law Grace (Coy), sister-in-law Beth (Abbott), grandchildren Samantha and Clayton (Schaecher), brother Matt (Howard), seventy-five pound “lap dog” Roo, and too many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends to name here without having to publish in volumes.

Never being one to sit and do nothing, post pot-luck activities will include a long horseback ride on one of Heaven’s amazing beaches, games of Pictionary, Telestrations or perhaps Pinochle or Rummy Royal with those she hasn’t seen in too long. Although winding down watching Arthur, Jurassic Park or Private Eyes could also be a possibility.
Although she excelled professionally at these things while here, she no longer need to concern herself with software development, project management, medical billing, banking software, or then insanely complex practices and procedures required to be “Medicare Compliant.”

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Eric Dixon - Edwardsville - January 17, 2016

Posted By Administration, Sunday, January 17, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Eric Dixon’s Facebook page profile says he graduated from Jersey Community High School, and played football, basketball and baseball. He attended Lewis and Clark Community College on a baseball scholarship and received his Associates of Science Degree.

Dr. Dixon transferred to Logan College of Chiropractic where he finished his Bachelor’s degree in Human Biology in an accelerated science program and entered directly into his Doctorate of Chiropractic program, it continues. “Dr. Dixon decided to follow his love of sports, simultaneously, receiving his Master of Sport Science and Rehabilitation in addition to his Doctorate of Chiropractic.”

In August and Dec of 2011, Dixon received his Doctorate of Chiropractic and his Master of Sport Science and Rehabilitation respectively. He then earned his Certified Personal Training Certificate from the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2012.

As an intern, Dixon worked as team chiropractor for the Los Angeles Clippers from 2005-2009 and was a consultant for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Athletes Performance International and Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group, his Facebook page says.

In 2012, Dixon returned from California to start his own Sports Chiropractic office/ Performance Training Facility in Edwardsville, Illinois. Dixon opened SPORTCHIRO+ in 2012.

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Ronald Richter - Millstadt - November 8, 2015

Posted By Administration, Sunday, November 8, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Dr. Ronald L. Richter, 61, of Millstadt, Ill., born Sunday, Feb. 14, 1954, in Belleville, Ill., died Sunday, November 8, 2015, at St. Anthony's Medical Center, Saint Louis, Mo.

Ronald was the owner of Belleville Chiropractic where he served the community for 35 years. He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Illinois Chiropractic Association, Millstadt Sportmans Club, and Belleville Deer Hunters Club. 

Surviving are his wife, Denise E., nee Scott, Richter of Millstadt, Ill.; his sons, Scott R. Richter (Sabrina Rose) of Millstadt, Ill., and Blake A. Richter of Millstadt, Ill.; his parents, Robert "Rip" and Marcella, "Sally" nee Phillips, Richter of Belleville, Ill.; a granddaughter, Anna Wilson; a brother, Randy (Diane) Richter of Troy, Ill.; a sister, Mary Jo Woodside of Fairview Heights, Ill.; his father-in-law, Jewell Scott; and a brother-in-law, Michael Scott

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Erich Snyder - Carterville - August 10, 2015

Posted By Administration, Monday, August 10, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Dr. Erich John Snyder, 36, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2015, along with his father, Tommy Snyder, also of Carterville.

Dr. Snyder was born Sept. 20, 1978, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Texas Chiropractic College where he received the Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

He married Michelle Simmons on April 27, 2014. He had one son, Christian Erich Snyder, age 12.

Dr. Snyder owned the local businesses of Carterville Chiropractic and Advanced Pain Management. He has worked there as a chiropractor for the last 11 years. He was actively involved in several community organizations and well known for his flower garden in front of the businesses.

Dr. Snyder or Erich to his family and friends, enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, gardening and aviation.

He is survived by his wife, Michelle Snyder; son, Christian Snyder; mother and stepfather, Karri and Vince Vogt; brothers, Kurtis Snyder and his wife, Shanette and Joel Snyder and his fiancée, Danielle Werne; grandmother, Joan Snyder; and many extended family members and dear friends.

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