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LaVelle Wiborg

COAL CITY, Ill. — Mrs. LaVelle Wiborg, 74, of Coal City, Ill., and formerly of Gardner, Ill., passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Ill.

Born June 28, 1938, in Morris, Ill., LaVelle was a daughter of the late William and Ruth McKnight-Drnec. She was raised and educated in Gardner, and was a 1956 graduate of Gardner-South Wilmington High School.

On Dec. 12, 1959, LaVelle married Roy A. Wiborg in the Lutheran Church in Gardner. He preceded her in death on Jan. 23, 2003.

LaVelle began employment with the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant prior to working with her husband, Roy, at Community Disposal Company in Gardner. Together, LaVelle and Roy then relocated to Naples, Fla., where she became a manager with 7-Eleven, and worked for a stores in both Naples and on Marco Island.

Upon returning to Ottawa, Ill., in the mid-1990,s LaVelle took on a position as a teller with The First National Bank in Ottawa, from where she retired.

LaVelle had a love for butterflies; greatly enjoyed her dear cat, Mindy; and took pleasure in people watching.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Ann Wiborg, and granddaughter, Alisen Wiborg, both of Ottawa; sister Susan “Lorraine” Borvansky of Henry, Tenn.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, including her special cousin, Dorothy Brorsen of Gardner, who was like a sister to her.

LaVelle was preceded by her parents; sons Mark, in infancy, and Craig, in 1998; and husband Roy, in 2003.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Reeves Funeral Home, 203 Liberty St., in downtown Gardner. A private family graveside service will follow on Saturday in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in LaVelle’s memory to Pet Project Inc. in Marseilles, P.O. Box 163, Ottawa, Ill. 61350.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes Ltd. in Gardner. For information, call (815) 237-2526.

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