Francis P. Hoffman, 86, passed away peacefully with family members at his side on Oct. 31, 2022. Hoffman was a CATA Director from 1995 to 2001 and owner of River Oaks Lincoln Mercury. Donations may be given in Francis’s name to Mercy Ships, www.mercyships.org.
William “Bill” Walsh, Sr., 83, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. Walsh was founder and president of the Bill Walsh Automotive Group from 1963 until his death. Representing seven automotive franchises, the Bill Walsh Automotive Group had locations in Ottawa, Peru and Streator, Ill. In lieu of flowers or gifts, memorials may be directed to The Child Welfare Guild, PO Box 456 Ottawa, 61350, Pet Project, PO Box 163, Ottawa, 61350.
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