Our sympathy to Brenda Protz and Thom Whalen

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to Brenda Protz, professor of communication, on the tragic loss of her daughter, her daughter’s best friend and grandparents in a traffic accident Saturday evening in Montgomery County.

We also extend our sincere condolences to Thom Whalen, professor of art, on the passing of his father, Patrick “Patty” Whalen, on Nov. 15. Visitation, beginning with a prayer service, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 4-7 p.m. at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, and interment will follow. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Tamie and Samuel Penning

We extend our condolences to Tamie Penning, application analyst, and Samuel Penning, system administrator II, on the unexpected passing of Tamie’s sister Melody Shacter of Minnesota. A memorial service is being planned and will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our sympathy to Christie Hovey

We extend our condolences to Christie Hovey, professor of computer applications, on the passing of her father-in-law, Bill Hovey, on Nov. 1. He, along with Ball-Chatham’s Board of Education, hosted developmental meetings that led to the establishment of LLCC. A visitation will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5, 3-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. (with visitation preceding at 10 a.m.) at Cherry Hills Church. A private burial for family will take place later in Jacksonville. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to John Turley

We extend our condolences to John Turley, help desk coordinator, on the passing of his father, Wendell Turley, on Oct. 29. Visitation will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, Springfield. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Lucinda Caughey

We extend our condolences to Lucinda Caughey, professor of computer science, on the passing of her father, Donald Matthew Arndt Jr., on Oct. 18. A visitation will be held Thursday, Oct. 24, 4-7 p.m. at Yurs Funderal Home in St. Charles, Illinois. A funeral mass will be held Friday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in St. Charles. Internment will follow at Marmion Abbey Cemetery in Aurora. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to friends and family of Ed Fitzgibbon

Our sympathy to family and friends of Ed Fitzgibbon, founding faculty member of LLCC, who passed away Oct. 10. He taught geography and math for 27 years at the college. A visitation was held Tuesday, Oct. 15 at West Side Christian Church in Springfield. A visitation will also be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. at the Federated Church in Avon, followed by a funeral service with burial at Avon Cemetery. Read the obituary.

Our sympathy to Peggy Wisdom

We extend our condolences to Peggy Wisdom, professor of basic nurse assistant, on the passing of her mother, Margaret Gilman, on Sept. 10. A visitation will be held Friday, Sept. 13, 9:30-11 a.m. at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m., with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery near Bluffs. Read the obituary.