Searching for Obituaries in Local Wilmette Newspapers

Full text obituaries or abstracts are available for each of the local newspapers as listed below.

Newspapers & Dates Covered

Search for obituaries.

Contact the library for the complete text.

  • Wilmette Life
    • 1923-1939 and 1962-Present (1923 and 1925 are missing.)
  • Wilmette Beacon
    • 2011-Present
  • Lake Shore News
    • 1912-1923 (1912-1917, 1919 are missing.)
  • Local News
    • 1898-1916 (Many issues are missing.)

 For 1940 to 1962 consult the microfilm in the library's Reference Room or contact the library for assistance.

Note: For best results, try your search in several ways. For example, searching for "John Martin" obituary will bring up different results from John Martin obituary without the quotation marks.

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