Funeral arrangements continue for the five victims of the mass shooting that took place in Aurora on Friday.
Visitation and funeral services were held Wednesday for Trevor Wehner, a Northern Illinois University student and first day intern at Henry Pratt. Wehner was a Serena High School graduate.
Visitation for Vicente Juarez of Oswego, a stock room attendant and forklift operator, took place on Thursday at the Dunn Family Funeral Home on S. Douglas Road, in Oswego and funeral service for Juarez will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Visitation for Russell Beyer of Yorkville was held at Dierterle Memorial Home on S. Broadway St. in Montgomery on Thursday.The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 10:00 a.m.
Funeral arrangements for Clayton Parks of Elgin, the Human Resources Director, will be held with a celebration of life on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Willow Funeral Home, 1415 W. Algonquin Road in Algonquin. A 2:00 p.m. chapel service is set. Internment will be held privately
Visitation for Henry Pratt Plant Manager Josh Pinkard will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Loft 212 in Cullman, Alabama. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, with a funeral service following at 2:00 p.m. at Loft 212. A burial will follow in the cemetery of Redan Baptist Church.
Trevor Wehner obituary:
Trevor Melvin Wehner, 21 of Sheridan, passed away on February 15, 2019. He was born on April 22, 1997, in Aurora IL, the son of Bonnie Anliker Rich and Tom Wehner. He was raised in Sheridan, IL, in a small-town community that he was actively involved in. He graduated in 2015 from Serena High school. He attended IVCC where he played baseball and graduated in 2017. He was a senior at NIU studying Human Resources and Business. Trevor had a love of sports but especially for baseball. He made many friends on every team he played on or against. He enjoyed Magic, League of Legends, and World of Warcraft. Trevor never met a stranger.
He had a smile that would light up the room, and always had a silly joke or comment to say. He was fun-loving and made friends with everyone young and old.
He is survived by his grandparents Terry Wehner, Shirley Wehner, and Rita Day, his parents and stepfather Jim, his brothers Brian Wehner (Christie Pierce), Brandon Anliker, Thomas Wehner, and his sister Stephanie Wehner. He is also survived by the love of his life, Winter Lane, of Sheridan. He is survived by aunts and uncles, Carrie and Glen Kerr, Anne Wehner, Jay and Lisa Wehner, numerous cousins, and a town-full of friends.
He is preceded in death by grandparents Melvin and Milly Anliker. Trevor will be deeply missed and loved forever.
A visitation will be held from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20th with the funeral service at 7:00 p.m. at the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd. in Sheridan. Pastor Eric Hayes of the Christian Community Church in Aurora will officiate. Following the service at 7:00, visitors are invited to the Sheridan Fire Department for further celebration of Trevor’s life.
Memorials may be directed to the Trevor Melvin Wehner scholarship fund in care of the Sheridan Bank, PO Box 327, Sheridan, IL, 60551.
Vicente Juarez obituary:
Vicente Juarez, age 54, of Oswego, IL, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 in Aurora, IL. He was born on May 5, 1964 in Juarez Mexico, a son to Genoveva Martinez and the late Pablo Juarez.
Vicente was a fork lift operator at Henry Pratt Co. where he worked for the last 15 years. In 1981 He married the love of his life Leticia Lupercio in Geneva, IL. He was a hardworking, responsible and loving husband, father and grandfather. Vicente could always be heard shouting out loud “Ay Mija” anytime the weather took a turn for the worst all while comforting his family with laughs. Vicente had a passion for working on cars with his sons, and had a soft spot for a particular 1969 Chevy Impala.
Vicente is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Leticia (Lupercio) Juarez; three children, Adrian Juarez, Diana Juarez, Christian Juarez; eight grandchildren, Osvaldo, Adrian Jr., Nathan, Dyani, Alize, Genesis, Zaydrian, Eliana; five sisters, Florencia Juarez, Guadalupe Juarez, Maria Juarez, Petra Juarez, Irene Juarez; three brothers, Gabino Juarez, Pablo Juarez, and Aurelio Juarez.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother Mike Juarez.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM. at DUNN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME WITH CREMATORY. Funeral service will take place on Friday, February 22, 2019, 10:00 A.M. at DUNN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME with CREMATORY, 1801 S. Douglas Rd, Oswego, IL 60543. Burial will follow at Spring Lake Cemetery in Aurora, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leticia Juarez for funeral expenses.
Arrangements are entrusted to DUNN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME with CREMATORY, 1801 S. Douglas Road, Oswego, IL 60543. For information: 630/554-3888 or www.dunnfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Russell Beyer obituary:
Russell B. Beyer of Yorkville, IL passed away February 15, 2019. He was born February 21, 1971 in Aurora, IL. Russell worked at Henry Pratt for 25 plus years and was a union shop chairman. He is survived by his children, Megan Beyer and Brett Beyer, his parents, Theodore and Joyce Beyer, sister, Dawn Beyer, brother, Joshua (Summer) Beyer Sr. , nephew ,Joshua Beyer Jr., niece, Autumn Beyer, his loyal companion, Billy Bob (His Dog) and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Nick and Betty Beyer, Harold Hoehn, aunts, Patty Beyer and Bonnie Root, uncles, William Hoehn, Russell Beyer, Nick Beyer, Jim Beyer, and Dennis (Joe Boy) Beyer. Russell was a fun, loving gentle giant of a guy, who was friends with everyone. Russell would truly give you the shirt off of his back. He was an extremely proud and dedicated union guy. A great Dad, Son, Brother, and Uncle. Russell will be forever missed by his family and so many more! Family will be receiving guests on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, IL 60538. Funeral service will be on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Dieterle Memorial Home. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Aurora, IL. For information and online guestbook visit www.dieterlememorialhome.com
Clayton Parks obituary:
Clayton Parks, age 32, of Elgin, formerly of Princeville, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019.
He was born in Peoria, Illinois, on February 26, 1986, to Roger and Leslie Parks, and grew up in Princeville, Illinois.
Clay was a human resources manager at Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Illinois, where he worked since November. He also was an alumnus of Northern Illinois University, where he graduated in 2014 from the College of Business. Clay was a force to be reckoned with. He commanded attention when he entered a room and could strike up a conversation with anyone he came into contact with. His smile and his laugh were contagious, and he was a fierce protector of his family and friends. He was an avid sports fan (Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs), and he had many hobbies, but his family was his greatest joy. He took his responsibilities as a husband and father very seriously and held those titles above all else.
He is survived by his wife, Abby Parks (Bowen); his son, Axel Parks; his mother and stepfather, Leslie and Dave Kendra; brother, Cole Sloan; his in-laws, Todd and Kim Bowen; sister-in-law, Kaylynn (Mike) O'Donnell; and his maternal grandmother, Charlene Bell.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Parks; paternal grandparents, Earl Dale Parks and Evelyn Casley; and his maternal grandfather, Bill Deer.
As we celebrate Clay's life, please come dressed in what makes you most comfortable. For Clay, that was sports attire or Salt Life brand clothing. He left the formal dress for work, so let's show our love for him by honoring his stance on comfortable clothing and wearing what's most comfortable to us, whether that's sports attire, Salt Life, or something else! All are invited to gather together to celebrate Clay's life at a visitation to be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a 2 p.m. chapel service, at Willow Funeral Home, 1415 W. Algonquin Road (one mile east of Randall Road), Algonquin. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Parks family using the following GoFundMe campaigns: Clay Parks Memory Fund, https://www.gofundme.com/clay-parks-memory-fund; and Clay Parks – Axel Parks' College Fund #AuroraStrong, https://www.gofundme.com/vmtbaj-aurora-strong-axel-parks-college-fund.
Online condolences may be directed at willowfh.com. For more information, call 847-458-1700.