Friday, June 15, 2018

Obit of Larry D. Frechette

CHATSWORTH — Larry D. Frechette, 63, of Chatsworth, passed away at 12:03 a.m., Sunday, May 13, 2018, at his home in Chatsworth. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, at Forrest Park in Forrest. Larry was born July 16, 1954, in Fairbury, a son of DeWayne and Arladene (Pearson) Frechette. He married Lorri L. Orndorff on April 12, 2003, in Chatsworth. She survives. Also surviving are his children, Sharon Clore, Pamela Lawless, Joseph (Brandi) McDonald, Chelsie Embry, Jeremiah (Danielle) Embry, Richard (Katie) Garza II, Joshua Frechette, Jeremy Frechette and Alexandra (Eric) Garza; son-in-law, Kito Betts; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Rodney (Lynn) Frechette; and one sister, Lori Ann (Tim) Asay; mother and father-in-law, Larry (Rachel) Orndorff and special friends, Robert and Joleen Bolen. His parents, step-daughter Benita Betts, granddaughter Jaysha Betts, son-in-law P.J. Lawless, and great-grandmother Beatrice Bronson preceeded him in death.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Chatsworth Heritage Days are Here!!

By Patrick Baron CHATSWORTH – The City of Chatsworth is gearing up for its annual Chatsworth Heritage Days this week. The Heritage Days has events planned from Thursday through Saturday, according to Chatsworth mayor Richard Runyon. “It starts about 5 p.m. with a car show on Thursday night. On Friday everything starts around 6 p.m. for the bands,” Runyon explained. “Saturday it starts at 8 in the morning and we go all day with different things to do.” Runyon noted last year saw a large number of people come out to celebrate all that Chatsworth has to offer. “It’s a good time. We had a really great crowd come out last year, it was our sesquicentennial, but it’s a great time for everyone to come and see Chatsworth,” said Runyon. “Chatsworth is growing again and improving our community.” A full list of events for the Chatsworth Heritage Days can be found at

Friday, June 8, 2018

Obit of Eileen (Monahan) O'Sullivan

Former High School Teacher
February 13, 1938 – June 5, 2018 
WHITEWATER - Eileen Nora (Monahan) O’Sullivan, age 80, died Tuesday, June 5, 2018. She was born on February 13, 1938 to John R. and Nora Monahan. At the time of her birth, Eileen’s mother passed away, and John raised her with the help of Eileen’s beloved “Aunt Gena” – Virginia (Monahan) Deignan of Lake Geneva. Later, her father married Louise Clarke, who became her mother in every sense of the word. Louise brought with her her son Joe, and John and Louise eventually had a daughter together. It was Eileen’s little sister Martha who dubbed her “Nini”, or simply “Neen” as she has been known ever since. Eileen grew up in Evanston, Illinois, and graduated from Evanston Township High School. Later, she graduated from Quincy College in Quincy, Illinois, and began teaching English in Chatsworth, Illinois. Eileen loved her career as a teacher, so after taking some years off to raise her family – as well as getting certified to teach Special Education - she taught several places in southern Wisconsin, including Traver, Pell Lake Star Center and Mukwonago, and then ending her career as a Learning Disabilities teacher at Phoenix School in Delavan. Eileen married Daniel J. O’Sullivan on June 18, 1960 and together in Lake Geneva they raised 3 daughters. They were divorced in 1979, and Daniel passed away in 1982. Eileen also had a flair for the dramatic – she spent time teaching drama and putting on plays at her schools, as well as appearing in community theater productions. In later years, she was thrilled to be able to share this interest with her grandson Nathan as he pursues a career in the arts. Eileen’s other grandson, Dan, made her happy in so many ways as well. With him she shared a home as he grew up, as well as a love of animals and technology. She would proudly boast of her personal desktop technician, and loved to learn from his computer prowess. And if you ever got her started talking about the TV show “Survivor”, you’d better be ready for all of the facts. Under the screen moniker “Coolhand Eddie”, she ran an online Fantasy Survivor tribe, and had several trophies to show for her ability to “Outwit, Outplay, Outlast.” She was also a rabid football and baseball fan, and tried never to miss a televised game. A Brewer game at Miller Park a couple of years ago, courtesy of her daughter Cathy and son-in-law Tom, was a recent highlight – as (oddly) was the Cubs winning the World Series in 2016. Eileen loved the outdoors, and made her home in a tranquil part of the Kettle Moraine Forest. There she would mow acres of land, feed the birds, help a local feral cat rescue organization, and gaze at the constellations. For as long as she could, she maintained gardens; in a recent conversation with a chaplain, she said that she always felt closest to God when in her flower garden. Eileen is survived by her daughters: Joann O’Sullivan, Whitewater; Cathy O’Sullivan (Tom) Kavanaugh, Sauk City; and Theresa O’Sullivan Fosbinder (Madison). She is further survived by her grandsons Dan (Alexi) O’Sullivan and Nathan Fosbinder. She also leaves behind several beloved pets who will miss her kindness and kindred spirit – especially her dearest Foggy. She was preceded in death by her father, John Rodríguez Monahan; her mother, Nora (Liston) Monahan; her stepmother Louise Clarke Monahan; her step-brother Joe (“Sug”) Daniels, and her sister Martha Monahan Jones Bromley. Whether the Brewers win or the Packers lose, or the Cubs sneak into the rotation, Eddie will forever be watching from her flower garden. We will miss you, Weather Gma. A Memorial Service will take place on Sunday June 10, 2018 at 12pm at Nitardy Funeral Home 550 N. Newcomb St. Whitewater, WI. 53190. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 11am until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Community Cat Inc., P.O. Box 447 Whitewater, WI 53190 - , or ActBlue LLC –

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Froelich's 60th Anniversary

From the Kanakkee Journal, June, 2018
Gene and Carol Froelich, of Piper City, will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary June 8 with a family dinner followed by a dance open to the public at Ne’s Place in Piper City. They were married June 7, 1958, at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Chatsworth. The couple has four children: Dan (Deb) Froelich, of Forrest; Mark (Karen) Froelich, of Piper City; Cathy Froelich, of Monmouth; and Cindy (Joe) Palen, of Forrest. They have also been blessed with six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Gene and Carol have been farmers most of their lives and love to dance and travel.

Saturday, June 2, 2018