Sunday, May 15, 2011

Illinois Obituaries 05/15/2011


 

ABATANGELO, FRANK

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Frank Abatangelo, 82, formerly of Lakewood-Balmoral area, retired structural engineer and partner at Abatangelo-Hason, Ltd., passed away peacefully May 7, 2011. After serving in ..... 


 


 

ALBERTO, SAM E.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Sam E. Alberto, beloved husband of Diane; loving father of MaryAnn (Dan) Galassi, Tom, Sam, Jr. (Susan), Ralph, Sam (Ann) and Christopher (Joyce) Alberto; ..... 


 


 

ALICE M. CROWELL

Alice M. Crowell, 96, died May 11, 2011, at Pinecrest Manor Nursing home, Mt. Morris, Ill. Alice was born Aug. 29, 1914, in Clare, the daughter of George and Nellie (Rich) Lambert., She was a DeKalb High School Graduate, class of 1932, and she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Northern Illinois University. She also earned a master's degree in Education from NIU in 1962., Alice married Frank Crowell on Jan. 1, 1941, in DeKalb; he died in 1971. Alice was a public school teacher in a one room school near Sycamore for three years, then she taught in the Mt. Morris Elementary Schools for a period of 32 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Morris. Alice was a member of the Dorcas Circle of the Lutheran Church, several quilting groups, the Ogle County Retired Teachers, the Mt. Morris Senior Center, serving on the board for ten years, and the current events club. Alice was also a world traveler. Alice and her friend, Ruth Balluff, were interested in barns, and after their retirement, they worked up a program, "Barns: a Disappearing Treasure," which was presented to many organizations., Alice is survived by her daughter, Carol Deemer of DeKalb; two grandsons, Rob (Lori) Deemer of Dunkirk, N.Y. and Chris (Debbie) Deemer of Salt Lake City, Utah; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Karissa and Caleb; and brothers, Milton Lambert and Walter (Janice) Lambert, both of DeKalb., She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; and two sisters, Mary Brooks and Eleanor Taylor., Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris with the Rev. Steven Erickson officiating. Visitation will be from Monday, May 23 in the church from 10 a.m. until the service time. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Memorials to L.O.M.C. or Mt. Morris Public Library.


 


 

ANNERINO

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

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Agnes Hooks

Hooks, Agnes Scholl Age 89, of Joliet died peacefully May 13, 2011 at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home. Born May 5, 1922, Agnes was the oldest daughter of Alexander and Regina Scholl of Utica, New York. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Walter (December 30, 2008) and her siblings James, Lois, Vincent and Joseph and great grandson Finnegan Abbott. She is survived by her loving children Ellen McVey, Walter David (Terry) of Bolingbrook, Stephen (Jean) of Joliet, Thomas (Lee Ann Banas) of New Lenox and Eileen (Ralph) Gutierrez of Joliet, her sister Rita (Clarence) Joslin of Oneida, New York, her sister-in-law Lois Scholl of Clinton, New York and her brother-in-law Irving (Caroline) Fisk of Gainesville, Georgia. Agnes was the much-loved Nonnie of Colleen (Jerad) Abbott, John, Justin, Anne (Michael Meyer), Michael, Colin, Alison, Alexandra and Sarah Hooks and Samuel and Celeste Gutierrez. She was the proud great-grandmother of Jacob, Grace, Lila and Baby Abbott who is due May 19, 2011, and Marley Vocu. Since coming to Joliet in 1967, Agnes was a parishioner at the Cathedral of St. Raymond where she served as a lector for more than 40 years. She was an active member and leader of the Woman's Club of Joliet, Joliet Hospitality Club, Provena St. Joseph Medical Center Women's Auxiliary and many bridge groups. For the last 10 years, she happily drove to all of her meetings and events in her bright yellow VW Beetle. She was a whale of a bridge player. Agnes loved spending time with her family and her vacations to Aruba and Siesta Key. She especially enjoyed her Sunday bingo games with her great-grandchildren. Agnes was a woman of great integrity and faith. Her examples of independence, honesty and perseverance will live forever with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Agnes Hooks will be Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cathedral of St. Raymond School Endowment Fund or Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home would be appreciated. Visitation Monday from 3-7 p.m. at: FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet For information (815) 741-5500


 


 

Alice Crowell

ALICE M. CROWELL, 96 MOUNT MORRIS - Alice M. Crowell, 96, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home. Born Aug. 29, 1914, in Clare, the daughter of George and Nellie (Rich) Lambert. Graduated from DeKalb High School, Class of 1932, and earned a bachelor of science degree in education from Northern Illinois University. She also earned a masters degree in education from NIU in 1962. Alice married Frank Crowell on Jan. 1, 1941, in DeKalb; he died in 1971. Alice was a public school teacher in a one-room school near Sycamore for three years, then she taught in the Mount Morris elementary schools for a period of 32 years. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Alice was a member of the Dorcas Circle of Lutheran Church, several quilting groups, Ogle County Retired Teachers, Mount Morris Senior Center, serving on the board for 10 years, and the current events club. Alice was also a world traveler. Alice and her friend, Ruth Balluff, were interested in barns, and after their retirement, they worked up a program, "Barns a disappearing Treasure," which was presented to many organizations. Survived by daughter, Carol Deemer of DeKalb; grandsons, Rob (Lori) Deemer of Dunkirk, N.Y., and Chris (Debbie) Deemer of Salt Lake City; great-grandchildren, Kelsey, Karissa and Caleb; and brothers, Milton Lambert and Walter (Janice) Lambert, both of DeKalb. Predeceased also by parents; and sisters, Mary Brooks and Eleanor Taylor. Memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday, May 23, in Trinity Lutheran Church, with visitation from 10 a.m. to time of service; the Rev. Steven Erickson will officiate. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorials to LOMC or Mount Morris Public Library. Arrangements by Finch Funeral Home.


 


 

Alma and Eldor Neuhaus

Saturday, May 14, 2011 11:47 PM 

Alma C. Neuhaus passed away at home in Albuquerque on Jan. 5, 2010. She was born to Stephen and Nellie McMonigle of Laconia, Ind., on Oct. 9, 1919. Alma was preceded in death by her brothers, Gilbert, Auldin, Benjamin, Thomas, Roy and Howard; and her... 


 


 

Almeda Jane Kirkpatrick

MATTOON - Almeda Jane Kirkpatrick, age 92, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 7:23 p.m., Wednesday, May 12, 2011, at Gowin Parc in Mattoon. The funeral service in her honor will begin at 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 16, 2011 at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL, 61938. Reverend Richard Coen will officiate. Interment will be in Henry Cemetery, Henry, IL. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m., until the service begins. Born December 24, 1918, in Springfield, IL, Jane was the daughter of Calvin S., Sr. and Hazel T. (Leonard) Stickel. She married Paul D. Kirkpatrick, November 25, 1969, in Fort Lauderdale, FL, then then spent their married life in Boca Raton, FL. He passed away in January 8, 1979. Survivors include two nieces, Karen Boswell and husband Ken, and Margene Stahle and husband Steve; five great nieces and nephews, Jeff Boswell and wife Aimee, Cindi Owens and husband Lynn, Lindsey Foss and husband Ryan, Curtis Stahle, and Kristen Stahle; six great-great nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, Rita Stickel. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by both parents; two brothers, Calvin Stickel, Jr., and Leonard Stickel; and one sister, Jaunita Stickel. After graduating from Kenney High School, Jane earned a teaching certificate and taught in Elmwood Public Schools for several years. She then moved back to Decatur and worked as an administrative assistant at A.E. Staley Company, where she met her husband Paul. After the passing of her husband, Jane established a child care business in her home, where she took care of children until she was 80 years old. This was her true passion, and she was known to those who loved her as Aunt Jane or Mrs. K. She was fun loving, always smiling, and had endless ideas to entertain children. She was also devoted to her family and never missed a celebration. Memorials in her honor may be made to Camp New Hope, or an organization of the donor's choice. Please visit, to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with her family. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

Alton A. Vannice

Alton was born Feb. 6, 1941, in Hannibal, to Leonard H. and Eva L. Hunt Vannice. He married Joyce D. Baxter Nov. 25, 1959, in Taylor., Alton was a 1959 graduate of Palmyra High School where he was very active in FFA. He was a lifelong farmer and stockman and was active in both the community and as a supporter of agriculture. Alton, Bill Andreson and Maurice Happel purchased Vaughn and Burge Implement which became Marion County Implement and moved south of Palmyra on ground that was part of the Vannice farm. He served on the Marion County Farm Bureau for more than 51 years, with 25 years as president and was a 15-year member of the Palmyra R- I Board of Education, elected in 1978 and serving as treasurer from 1979 to 1993., Alton was instrumental in the modernization and expansion of the Marion County Rural Water District, serving on the board for 17 years and as president from 1994 to 2006. He served as the Alternate Director of the Clarence Cannon Wholesale Water Commission from 1997 through 2004. Over his farming career, Alton also served on various committees of the Missouri Soybean Association; as a farmer-cooperator with FAPRI (University of Missouri), on the board of directors for Hannibal Production Credit Association, and served on the University of Missouri's Pennewell Farm advisory committee. He received the Palmyra Jaycees Outstanding Young Farmer Award, University of Missouri Extension Farm Management Award on both the county and state levels, and Northeast Missouri and Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association Outstanding Commercial Beef Producer Award. He was a lifelong member of Palmyra United Methodist Church., He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughter and son-in-law, Diana and Stanley Stephens of Hutsonville, Ill.; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Rhonda Vannice of rural Hannibal; six grandchildren, Donna Drebes of Carbondale, Ill., Denise Drebes of Quincy, Ill., Laura VanNice, William VanNice, and Crystal Doil, all of Hannibal, and Leslie Doil of Quincy; brother-in-law, Earl Darnell of Palmyra; and nephew, Ervan Darnell of Fremont, Calif., He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Evelyn Darnell; infant son Jeffrey; and infant brother, Alymer., SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel, Palmyra, conducted by the Rev. Eric Anderson and the Rev. Dewayne Larenson. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Palmyra., VISITATION: 4 to 6 p.m. today in the funeral home., MEMORIALS: Palmyra R-I FFA. Scholarship Fund or Marion County Farm Bureau Scholarship Fund., ARRANGEMENTS: Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel, Palmyra.


 


 

Anna Halpin

MURPHYSBORO -- Anna M. Halpin, FAIA, of Oklahoma City, and formerly of New York City, passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, after a brief illness., She was the daughter of John and Anna Halpin and was born July 24, 1923, in Murphysboro., Ms. Halpin attended Southern Illinois University and was a graduate of the, School of Architecture in 1948. She commenced her career in San Francisco, moving to New York City in 1953. She was the 19th woman to be awarded the distinguished designation of the Fellow of the American Institute of Architects., Ms. Halpin's concern for women and minority architects is well known. While serving on the AIA New York Chapter's Equal Opportunities Committee, she co-authored the Resolution on Women in Architecture and presented it at the 1973 AIA convention, where it passed., In 1976, she was admitted to the College of Fellows. In 1979, she was the first woman speaker to participate in the University of Illinois College of Architecture graduation as its commencement speaker., Anna retired as manager of Sweet's Division of McGraw-Hill Information Systems Company in New York. Ten years after her retirement, she moved to Oklahoma City to be near members of her family. She resided at The Fountains of Canterbury., Surviving relatives are nieces and nephews, Edward (Pamela) Eversmann of Clarkson Valley, Mo., Joseph (Beverly) Eversmann of Minot, N.D., Robert (Janis) Eversmann of Hillsboro, Ore., Thomas Eversmann of Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., Sally (Wren) Shipley and Jennifer (James) Weinland of Oklahoma City, and Chris Wren of Houston, and their children., Ms. Halpin had one brother and five sisters that predeceased her., Her body has been cremated and committal services will be at a later date. Pettett Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements., Memorials may be sent to Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, Development Office, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10028; or the American Architectural Foundation, Scholarship Fund, 1799 New York Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006.


 


 

BIEDRON, MARY HELEN

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Mary Helen Biedron, 81, beloved wife of the late Leonard Andrew Biedron, passed peacefully from this life May 1, 2011 while at home, surrounded by .....


 


 

BLAKE, ELIZABETH ANN

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

See Elizabeth Ann Blake. ..... 


 


 

BLOMBERG, JODY ELEANOR

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Jody Eleanor Blomberg, 46, died suddenly on May 10, in Pompano Beach, FL. Beloved daughter of Arlene (Blomberg) Sushinski and the late Russell L. Blomberg; .....


 


 

BOGDAJEWICZ, BARBARA J.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Barbara J. Bogdajewicz, nee King , of Elmhurst. Beloved wife of Stan; loving mother of Babette (John) Halen, Robert Kozar; dear grandmother of Trent (Jessica) .....


 


 

BOGGS, MARK A.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Mark A. Boggs, suddenly, of Westchester, age 51; life partner of Allison Muzal; former husband of Laura Boggs; loving father of Kevin and Jeff; dear ..... 


 


 

BROWN, JAMES MORSE

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

James Morse Brown, 81, late of Huntley, IL, passed away May 7, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Anita (Huiras). Navy veteran of Korean ..... 


 


 

BRUNNER, LORRAINE

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Lorraine Brunner, nee Koy , beloved wife of the late Hubert; loving mother of Maureen (Michael) Kay, Frank and the late Barry; cherished grandmother of .....


 


 

BUCZYNA, CATHERINE M.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Catherine M. "Kitty" Buczyna, age 85. Loving mother of Maureen (Joseph) Lambert, and Thomas Buczyna; devoted grandmother of Karrie (Mike) Kliros, Kevin (Nicole) Lambert, and ..... 


 


 

BURNS, LAWRENCE R.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Larry Burns, of Lake Worth, FL and Northbrook, IL, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011. His parents Lawrence H. and Bertha and his sister ..... 


 


 

BUSHELL, DANIEL HAROLD

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Daniel Harold "Danny" Bushell, age 59, a resident of Naperville, IL since 1984, formerly of Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully Thursday, May 12, 2011, .....


 


 

Barbara J. Perry

DECATUR - Barbara J. Perry, 78, Decatur, died Friday (May 13, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur.


 


 

Bartley O'Malley

O'Malley, Bartley L. Loving husband and best friend of Jo-Anne (nee Schmack), dear son of Coleman and the late Bridget (nee Joyce), fond brother of Mary (Ray) Jones, Norah Girard, Patrick and Anne (Brian) McKeown, dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Cooney Funeral Home, 3918 W. Irving Park, Sunday 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Monday, 9:15 a.m. to St. Andrew Church, Mass 10 a.m. Interment Mt. Emblem. 773-588-5850.


 


 

Bernard Keating

Keating, Bernard J. Age 81, Dearest husband of Catherine M. Keating (Nee Hughes). Loving father of James, Maureen, Caryn, Patrick, Marianne, William and Colleen. Dear father-in-law of Donna, Sandra, Jeffrey and Sara. Beloved grandfather of Kelly, David, Danielle, Ryan, Alex, Stephen, Paul, Sarah, Zachary, Joseph, James and Emma. Beloved great-grandfather of Jacob. Beloved son of the late John P. and Margaret F. Keating (nee Morarty). Dear brother of the late John, LaVerne, Donald, Thomas, Michael, and Timothy. Fond brother-in-law of the late William and James Hughes. Beloved friend and neighbor. Visitation Monday 3-9 PM. Funeral Tuesday 9:00 AM from Lawn Funeral Home 7909 State Road (5500W) Burbank, IL to St. Albert the Great Church. Mass 9:30 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Saint Jude's Children's Hospital would be appreciated. Funeral Info 708-636-2320.


 


 

Bessie Bregman

Bregman, Bessie Bertha (nee Reitman), 91 years young; beloved wife of the late Saul; loving mother of Sharon (Michael) Gordon, Joanne Bregman (Elliot Heidelberger) and Inez (Marty) Rose; cherished grandmother of Stacey (Jack) Kalla, Lori (Russell) Shapiro, Matthew (Mari) Gordon, Benjamin Householder, Harrison Rose, Mickey Rose, Lauren (Stuart) Friedman and Brian (Eirene) Heidelberger; adored great grandmother of Alana, Eli, Abby, Zahava, Dovid, Gavriel, Elisha and Tamar; devoted daughter of the late Sam and Mary Reitman; dear sister of Herman (the late Ann) Reitman and the late Nettie (Albert) Davis , Willie (Sarah) Reitman and Irving (Jean) Reitman and sister-in-law and best friend of Shirley (Norman) Avner; treasured aunt and friend of many. Chapel service Monday 10 AM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter. For info, 847.255.3520 or


 


 

Beth Breternitz

Breternitz, Beth J. Beth J. Breternitz, age 85, (nee McCalla), beloved wife of Richard T. for 63 years. Loving mother of William (Sandra), Jay, Nancy (Richard) Collins. Cherished grandmother of Laura and Jamie. Dearest sister of the late Luella Limber. Dear aunt of Susan Limber-Mitronis. Services are private. Interment Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to


 


 

Blumenschein, Harry

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Harry Blumenschein, U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. Beloved husband of Rose Mary, nee Skebiskie; loving father of Suzanne (Richard) Heisler and Joel (Lorie Dentice); ..... 


 


 

Borek, Helen M.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Helen M. Borek, nee Bobka ; beloved wife of the late Frank; dearest daughter of the late Walter and Maryanna Bobka, nee Brendal; fond sister ..... 


 


 

Borgeson, John Philip

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

John Philip Borgeson, 49, of Ludington, MI; beloved son of Eugene and Marilyn Borgeson; beloved brother of Carol (Richard) Wilson, and Andrea (Curtis) Johnson; fond .....


 


 

Bregman, Bessie Bertha

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Bessie Bertha Bregman, nee Reitman , 91 years young; beloved wife of the late Saul; loving mother of Sharon (Michael) Gordon, Joanne Bregman (Elliot .....


 


 

Broman, Donald E.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM

Donald E. "Don" Broman Sr., 96, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Manor Care Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center. ..... 


 


 

Buchi, John

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

John R. Buchi, age 80, of Plainfield, IL, formerly of Lansing, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Joliet Community Hospice Home. He .....


 


 

CASTILLO, DANA

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Dana Castillo, nee Herndon, was born to Lee and Elizabeth Herndon in Springfield, MO, on May 15, 1953. She graduated from Central H.S. in ..... 


 


 

CASTORIA, MAE

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Mae Castoria, age 95, beloved wife of the late Carmello; loving mother of Kathy (Lee) Kennedy and Grace (Art) Richter; cherished grandmother of Michele (Doug) ..... 


 


 

CHANDLER, FRANCES

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Frances Robertson Chandler, loving wife of 63 years to Kent Chandler Jr., died of a recent illness, May 12, in Lake Forest, IL. Frances was ..... 


 


 

CIBULKA, JEANNE H.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Jeanne H. Cibulka, nee Austera , age 89, of Rolling Meadows, formerly of Westchester, beloved wife of the late James F. Cibulka, Sr.; loving mother .....


 


 

CLARA RUTH BRILES

Clara Ruth Briles, 91, of DeKalb, passed away Saturday, May 7, under the tender care of the DeKalb County Hospice at the DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, DeKalb., Born Nov. 9, 1919, in Riverside, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, Ruth was the daughter of Robert Pierce and Ida (Hightower) Wilson. She married Worthie Elwood Briles on June 6, 1941, in Austin, Texas, while the two of them were attending the, . Later that summer, Ruth and Elwood received their Bachelors of Arts degrees in zoology from UT. They then went to the, at Madison to begin work on their advanced degrees. However, those efforts were set aside so that Elwood could serve in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II., Following World War II and the births of their first two children (Susan and David), Ruth and Elwood returned to Madison where they received their advanced degrees in immunogenetics in 1948 (Ruth: M.S., Elwood: Ph.D.). The family then moved to College Station, Texas, where Elwood was a faculty member in the Poultry Science Department at Texas A&M and where their younger daughter Sara was born. After the family moved to DeKalb in 1957, Ruth worked with Elwood at the DeKalb Agricultural Association as a research associate in immunogenetics research from 1958-1968. From 1968-1970, Ruth was an Instructor in biological sciences at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb., From 1970-2000, Ruth again worked with Elwood, this time as a research associate for immunogenetics research in the Biology Department at NIU. On October 9, 2004, Elwood and Ruth were recognized for their contributions to avian genetics by the U.S. Department of Agriculture., Ruth was active in the American Association of University Women, volunteered at the Ellwood House and served for several years as the superintendent of the Sunday school at First Congregational Church in DeKalb., She is survived by her husband, Elwood; children, Susan Marie (Duane) Kniebes of Boulder, Colo., David Elwood (Marilyn Crain) Briles of Birmingham, Ala. and Sara (Richard Briles Moriarty) Briles of Madison, Wis.; grandchildren, Dustin Lincoln (Dana Churness) Briles Moriarty of Herbster, Wis., Rachel Florence (fiancé Duy Hoang) Briles of Austin, Texas and Travis Crain Briles of Boulder, Colo.; step-grandchildren, Linda (Kniebes) Kozak and Carrie (Steve) Swift (Kniebes) of Lisle, Ill. and Van Kniebes of Boulder; great-grandchildren, Wylder Lee and Olin Elwood Moriarty of Herbster; and numerous nephews, nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews, including especially nephews, Jesse Rodman Wilson Jr. (Cathy) of Cold Springs, Nev., Hal (Claudia) Cochran of West Covina, Calif., Dale (Jacqueline) Cochran of San Clemente, Calif. and Roy (Thérèse) Krebs of Alexandria, Va., She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Robert Pierce Wilson II, Travis Hudson Wilson I, Ida Gertrude Krebs, Charlotte Josephine Cochran, Sarah Elizabeth Quinlan and Jesse Rodman Wilson Sr.; and her brothers-in-law, Connally Oran Briles, Van Gordon Briles and Jack David Briles., A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5, in the Hearthside Room in the Visitors' Center of the Ellwood House, 509 W. First St.,, DeKalb., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2600 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 60115, or the DeKalb County Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Road, Suite 1B, DeKalb, IL 60115. The family wishes to thank both organizations for the professional and extremely kind care that they provided Ruth in her last months and days.


 


 

COLTMAN, CAROLE G.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Carole G. Coltman, 70, of Huntley, a former high school chemistry teacher in the Chicago Public School System, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, .....


 


 

COSTANZA, AUGUST B.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

August B. Costanza; loving husband of Marliss, nee Brandenburg; dearest father of Angela Misura, Marina, Lisa (Albert) Massey and the late James J.; dear grandfather ..... 


 


 

CRAWFORD, JOHN W.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

John W. Crawford Jr., age 71, passed away on May 12, 2011; beloved husband of Marlene, nee Rizzi; loving father of Thomascine and the late ..... 


 


 

CURLEY, JEAN DORTHEA

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Jean Dorthea Curley, 86, of Ft. Myers, FL, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. She courageously battled cancer for several years. Jean ..... 


 


 

CVIKOTA, JACQUELINE D.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Jacqueline D. Cvikota, nee Darnell , beloved wife of Edward; dear mother of Thomas (Lynette); loving grandmother of Lucas and Dess; fond sister of Betty ..... 


 


 

Carina Swanson

CARINA LAUREN SWANSON, 22 BELVIDERE - Carina Lauren Swanson, 22, of Belvidere passed away Friday, May 13, 2011, at home. Born Dec. 20, 1988, in Cheyenne, Wyo., the daughter of Dale Maurice and Judy Calderon. Graduated from Jacobs High School and Northern Illinois University. Married John A. Swanson on Sept. 4 , 2010, in Boone County. A Belvidere resident for the past year, coming from Algonquin. Survivors include husband, John A. Swanson; mother, Judy Maurice Steigert of Algonquin; father, Dale Maurice of Twin Lakes, Wis.; brother, Josh Maurice of Algonquin; sisters, Victoria and Alaina Maurice of Algonquin; and numerous aunts and uncles. Predeceased by grandmother, Beverly Maurice. Memorial service to be at a later date. Assisting the family is Belvidere Funeral Home.


 


 

Carla Sharon Lange

PLAINFIELD, Wis. – Carla Sharon Lange, nee Rosenthal, 61, of Plainfield, Wis., and Wonder Lake, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011, at Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca, Wis., after a 15 month battle with cancer., She was born Nov. 7, 1949, in Chicago, to Carl and Helen Rosenthal. She married Daniel Lange on Oct. 28, 1972., Over the years she worked as a school bus driver for District 200 schools., She is survived by her partner of 14 years, Peter Leutik; her daughter, Alicia Wiltsey of Foley, Minn.; her son-in-law, Timothy Wiltsey; two granddaughters, Amee and Kiya Wiltsey; her brother, Lawrence Rosenthal; and her two sons., She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Lange; her parents, Carl and Helen Rosenthal; and her brother, Steven Rosenthal., A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in McHenry. Friends will gather after the service.


 


 

Carmella Composono

Composono, Carmella J. (nee Logana), beloved wife of the late Frank, loving mother of Pat (Judy), Theresa (Larry) Grenda and the late John, dear grandmother of Patricia Rosinski, Anthony (Robyn) Composono, Daniel (Katie) Grenda, Nicole Composono and Donald (Brandee) Grenda, great-grandmother of Grace, Noah, Peyton, Bella, Donovan, Jack and Gabrielle, fond sister of Rose Terrioni, aunt of many nieces and nephews. Funeral Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. from Curley Funeral Home, 6116 W. 111th Street, to St. Terrence Church for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum. Visitation 3:00-9:00p.m. Monday. 708-422-2700


 


 

Cecelia Maxard

Maxard, Cecelia A. (Nee Porebski). Age 89, of Gardner, IL, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011 at her home. Born January 20, 1922 in Chicago, IL to the late John and Helen (nee Rakoczy) Porebski. Mrs. Maxard was formerly employed as a CNA at Fox Center in Dwight, IL. Cecelia was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington, IL. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family and gardening. Surviving are her son, Joe (Linda) Maxard of Gardner; three daughters, Donna (Duane) Lewis of Gardner, Jeanne (Merrill) Harvey of Gardner and Rosalie (Dan) Lardi of South Wilmington; twelve grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; sister Theresa (late Henry) Kupczak of Custer Park; sister-in-law, Doris Porebski of MI; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her husband, George Joseph Maxard, whom she married September 5, 1943; brothers and sister-in-law, Joseph and Josie Porebski and John Porebski; and sister and brother-in-law, Julia Mary and Matthew Wozniak. Funeral services will be from the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., South Wilmington Chapel, Tuesday, May 17, at 9:30 a.m. to St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. John Honicak officiating. Interment Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville, IL. The pallbearers will be Ryan Maxard, Shane Maxard, Joel Maxard, Chris Lewis, Adam Lewis, and Tim Harvey. The visitation will be Monday, May, 16, from 5-8 p.m. Memorial gifts in her name may be directed to the church for masses. R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. 175 Lemon St., South Wilmington, IL 815-458-2336


 


 

Charles E. Stoddard

CRYSTAL LAKE – Charles E. Stoddard, 78, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2011, in Crystal Lake., He was born Jan. 15, 1933, in Crystal Lake, to Clayton and Adela Stoddard., He married Anita Frais on Feb. 25, 1995, in Lake Tahoe, Nev., He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War., He worked as a mechanical engineer for American Can in Barrington for 35 years., His hobbies included wordworking and travel., He is survived by his wife, Anita; three sons, Mark (Kimberly) Stoddard, Keith (Kimberly) Stoddard and Stuart (Mary) Stoddard; his grandchildren, Christopher, Eric, Lindsay, Claire, Ian, Nicholas and Benjamin; a sister, Irma Fercne; and many nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Turner Stoddard; and his sisters and brothers, Lucille Pierce, Margaret Winkleman, Lauren Stoddard, August Stoddard, Ella Mae Roberterson and Earl Stoddard., The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, at Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home, 7715 W. Route 14, Crystal Lake., The visitation will continue from 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, until the service at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Arn Schaper will officiate., Interment will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park., Memorials would be appreciated to the, For information, call the funeral home at 815-455-2233 or visit


 


 

Claire Perkins

CLAIRE A. PERKINS, 86 ROCKFORD - Claire A. Perkins, 86, of Rockford passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, in Wesley Willows. She was born March 12, 1925, in Wauwatosa, Wis., to Frank C. and Florence (Heisman) Bandelin. Married Robert J. Perkins on June 16, 1951, in Wauwatosa; he passed away Nov. 10, 1987. Claire was a member of Rockford Country Club, University Club, Alpha Chi Omega and Junior League. In her full life, she most enjoyed time with family and friends, especially Thursday nights with the "The Chicken Ladies," daily crosswords, playing bridge, golf, music, singing in the church choir, sewing and volunteering her time to numerous charities. She was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother who lived her life with compassion, humility, integrity and a witty sense of humor. Survivors include daughters, Jane (Bill) Peterson of Roscoe and Sally J. Perkins of Gig Harbor, Wash.; grandchildren, Joshua C. (Amanda Bornhorst) Peterson, Sean L. (Teresa) Peterson and Robert Kai Perkins; great-grandchildren, Hayden, Lauren and Brianna Peterson; and a niece and several nephews. Predeceased by her parents. Memorial service at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in Court Street United Methodist Church. The Rev. Keith Kelsey Powell will officiate. Arrangements by Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Children's Home and Aid Society, Adoption Services, 910 Second Ave., Rockford, IL 61104. For more information, visit


 


 

Clarence E. Lame

OLNEY - Clarence E. Lame, 82, Olney, veteran and former oil field worker, died Friday (May 13, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. Visitation: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Parkersburg, with military rites. Memorials: Hospice of Southeastern Illinois. Send condolences:


 


 

Connie Bermudez

CONNIE LUNGO BERMUDEZ, 66 LOVING AUNT, SISTER AND FRIEND ROCKFORD - Connie Lungo Bermudez, 66, of Rockford went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 9, 2011, surrounded by family, friends and her precious dogs, Max and Buddy. Born Aug. 5, 1944, in Rockford, the daughter of Mike and Flora Lungo. Connie lived most of her life in Rockford and lived a few years in San Francisco during the mid-'60s. She loved life and people and had a magnetic personality that attracted people from all walks of life. Connie never turned anyone away. She owned and operated the Victory Tap for 12 years. The business was like a second home, where people gathered in a "Cheers-type" atmosphere. Connie enjoyed sponsoring Christmas dinners for the seniors, homeless and the hungry. She had a heart larger than life and was a caregiver to anyone in need. Her nieces and nephews were an important part of her life and she always looked forward to family dinners with them. Connie attended Rockford Public Schools and received an associate's degree in business from Rock Valley College. She was blessed with many loving, and loyal friends. Survived by sisters, Mary Fay of French Camp, Calif., Katherine Yates of Rockford, who was always sweet to Connie, and Jennie James Parrott of Rockford; precious sister, Millie Gordon of Cowden, who was always like a mother to Connie; brother, Guy Diane Lungo of Rockford; several loving nieces, nephews and cousins; and many long-time friends. Predeceased by soul mate, David Hart; papa and mama, Mike and Flora Lungo; niece, Cheech Gordon; nephew, Craig; and her precious little dogs, Ashley, Courtney and Nikki. Connie was thankful for and appreciative of Dr. James Woodman for his kindness, caring, compassion, and support while helping her through her journey. She was especially appreciative of her nieces, Gail Harson, Heather Downey and Janet Kenny Williams, who so selflessly provided unconditional love, support and care for Connie throughout much of her journey on this earth. A special thanks also to friend, Eddie Bick, Help-at-Home assistant, Sara Coon, Hospice Care of America, and the many other friends and family members who assisted Connie along her journey. Celebration of Connie's life at 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, in Fitzgerald Funeral Home, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford, with visitation from 9 30 to 10 45 a.m.; Pastor Jeff Hart will officiate. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Chapel of Love. Memorial donations in memory of Connie may be made to the family. Express condolences online at


 


 

Constance Kolo

Kolo, Constance "Connie" (nee Dasaky), age 81. Beloved wife of the late Eugene. Devoted mother of Janet Kolo. Loving sister of Corrine Dasaky Fletcher. Funeral services private. Please make donations to


 


 

Coralie McGarry

Coralie A. 'Corky' McGarry, 82 ROCKFORD - Coralie A. "Corky" McGarry, 82, of Rockford died Friday, May 13, 2011, in Amberwood Care Center. Born Feb. 23, 1929, in Chicago, the daughter of Harry and Maybelle (Hough) McGarry. Employed as a secretary for most her life. She was a greeter at the cornerstone building, a member of the ladies auxiliary at the Navy Club, a volunteer with VNA Hospice, involved with Steven Ministries at St. Paul Lutheran Church and was on a bowling league. Survivors include daughter, Susan (Kenneth) McClellan; grandchildren, Jennifer Smith-Burak and Todd, David and Elizabeth Smith; great-grandchildren, Edward, Jordan and Bailey Burak. Predeceased by her parents. Private service in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road. Express condolences and share memories online at


 


 

D'AMICO, MARY GRACE

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Mary Grace D'Amico, age 91, nee Mannino . Beloved wife of the late Carmen N. D'Amico Sr.; loving mother of Carmen D'Amico Jr., Lawrence (Sherry) .....


 


 

DALEY, WALTER J.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM

Walter J. Daley, Jr., age 84. Late of Homer Glen, IL. WWII U.S. Army Veteran. Beloved brother of Helen (Patrick) Jesernik; loving uncle of ..... 


 


 

DEBORAH G. LOBMEYER

Deborah G. Lobmeyer, 73, of Sycamore, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Pine Acres Rehab & Living Center in DeKalb. She was born April 27, 1938, in New York, N.Y., the daughter of Earl Vernon and Helen Frances (Grant) Biddle Jr. She married Raymond Lobmeyer in March of 1980, in Waterloo, Iowa., After living in England for many years, she moved back to the states in 1979. Deborah was a kind woman who touched many people over her life. She spent much of her time volunteering with pet therapy and was an officer of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation in Waterloo, focusing her efforts mainly on patient therapy with horses and dogs. Deborah was also on the board of the DeKalb County Animal Shelter. She was a true animal lover., She is survived by her husband, Raymond Lobmeyer of Sycamore; children, Susan Mitchell of Sycamore, Ladric (Natasha) Grant of Minneapolis, Minn., Raymond Joseph (Vicky) Lobmeyer II of Clear Lake, Iowa, DeAnn (Richard) Scearce of Mount Vernon, Iowa, Susan (James) Hill of Eldora Hills, Calif., and Janet (Robert) Nelson of Ross, Iowa; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and brother, William Biddle., A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 14, at The Church of St. Mary, 244 Waterman St., Sycamore., In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for DeKalb County Animal Shelter, 16173 Baseline Road, Genoa, IL 60135., Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Quiram-Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore, IL 60178. To share a memory or send a condolence, visit, or for information call 815-895-6589.


 


 

DELAPAZ, REBECCA

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Rebecca "Rose" DeLaPaz, 91, passed away May 12, 2011 at St. Andrew Life Center in Niles. She was the beloved wife of the late John; ..... 


 


 

DONALD C. "CHUCK" EICHLER

Donald C. "Chuck" Eichler, 63, of Genoa, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family., Born May 25, 1947, in Genoa, the son of Donald H. and Barbara (Gates) Eichler, he married Katherine Bruns on Sept. 5, 1981., Chuck was a graduate of Genoa High School, Class of 1966. He earned his associate's degree in horticulture from Kishwaukee College. Chuck was a veteran of the U.S., , serving during the Vietnam era., Chuck worked for the Genoa Township Park District for many years. He was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Genoa, VietNow and active in the Kishwaukee Heritage Museum. He was an avid horticulturist, fisherman, farmer and enjoyed woodworking., He is survived by his wife, Kathy of Genoa; his mother, Barbara Eichler of Belvidere; five children, Ryan C. (Alanea) Eichler of N.C., Janet G. Sanchez-Eichler of Ind., Rhonda S. (Tony) Provost of Maple Park, Crystal A. (Charles Rogers) Eichler of Calif., and April R. (Jayson Lucas) Eichler of Genoa; 10 grandchildren and one on the way; five sisters, Iona (Jeff) Drewelow and Anne Eichler, both of Cherry Valley, Eileen (George) McDavid of Calif., Carol (Gary) Rich of Colo., and Charol McClenthen of Belvidere; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his father, Donald; and his grandparents., His memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Faith United Methodist Church, 325 S. Stott St., Genoa, with the Rev. Dr. Daniel Diss officiating., A visitation will be from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. A time of fellowship will follow the service at the church., In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main St., Genoa, IL 60135. For information, visit, or call 815-784-5191.


 


 

Dana Castillo

CHICAGO – Dana Castillo, nee Herndon, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, after a valiant battle with cancer., She was born May 15, 1953, in Springfield, Mo., to Lee and Elizabeth Herndon, She graduated from Central High School in 1971. She also graduated from the University of Chicago with honors. She married Mario Castillo on Dec. 27, 1974., She lived in the metro Chicago area since 1977 until her death., She will remain in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. She touched many lives with her love of life and lived every moment to the fullest., She is survived by her husband, Mario; two sons, Mario Lee and Nicolas; her mother, Elizabeth; her brothers, Lee and Jay; her sisters, Kaye Magers and Ellen Herndon; and many nieces, nephews and friends who loved her dearly., She was preceded in death by her father, Lee., Her wishes were no flowers and no donations; just have a drink in her honor., For information, call Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory at 630-289-7575.


 


 

David H. Degenhardt

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Dean Wells Harkness

He was born Sept. 28, 1921, in Adams County, a son of Herbert and Lena Wells Harkness. On Jan. 18, 1972, he married Marvilla Pauline Woods Lepper in Central Baptist Church in Quincy. She died May 11, 2007., Mr. Harkness was a member of Akers Chapel and had attended Pleasant Grove Methodist Church as a child. He farmed all his life in the Liberty area and was a member of the Farm Bureau and the Eagles Lodge. Dean was a quiet, kind man who loved his family, farming and country music., Survivors include his sister, Geraldine Hoffman, Quincy; three stepchildren, Cora Sue Lepper, Plainville, Marian Catherine (Richard) Smith, Quincy, and Herbert (Melinda) Schwieter, Sciota; 13 stepgrandchildren; numerous stepgreat-grandchildren; a niece, Sharon (Bill) Griffith of Port Charlotte, Fla.; two nephews, Lee J. (Sarah) Hoffman of Quincy and Ritchie (Wanda) Hoffman of Bloomington, Ind.; and great-nieces and great-nephews., He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Carlene Bowder; a son-in-law, Roger Lepper; a brother-in-law, Herschel Hoffman; and a nephew, Gary Hoffman., SERVICES: 10 a.m. Monday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Henry Pratt conducting. Burial in Quincy Memorial Park., VISITATION: 9 to 10 a.m. in the funeral home., MEMORIALS: Adams County Farm Bureau Foundation., ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


 


 

Dennis McClain

McClain, Dennis W. Age 57. Loving husband of Nancy (nee Schmitt). Beloved father of Miranda (Kevin) Moses, Daniel (Katie) McClain and Margaret McClain. Proud grandfather of Gwyneth and Megan McClain. Cherished brother of Judy Ellis. Funeral Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 11am at All Saints Lutheran Church, 13350 S. LaGrange Road, Orland Park. Will lie in state Tuesday from 10 am until time of funeral service. Visitation Monday 3 to 9 pm at the McKenzie Funeral Home, 15618 S. Cicero Ave., Oak Forest. Interment private. Info: 708-687-2990.


 


 

Dolores Charmaine (Peterson) Steward

DOLORES CHARMAINE (PETERSON) STEWARD, 83 ROCKTON - Dolores Charmaine (Peterson) Steward, 83, of Rockton passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, in her home, surrounded by her family. Born April 29, 1928, the daughter of Martin J. and Leone (Richards) Peterson. Dolores lived most of her life in the Rockford area, and after graduating from East High School in 1947, she was employed as a bookkeeper by Central National Bank and enrolled in courses through Northern Illinois University. She married Robert D. "Bob" Steward on Oct. 22, 1949, in Bethany Presbyterian Church, Loves Park. Dolores relocated in 1962, with her husband and three sons, to rural Rockton where she spent the remainder of her life. Her interests included homemaking, church work, gardening, baking, needlework, classical music, reading, and she was never known to turn away any stray animal that crossed her path. Survived by sons, David M. "Dave" of Beloit, Wis., and Jeffery B. "Jeff" of Rockford; and granddaughter, Christina Steward of Texas. Predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Bob; son, Matthew S. Steward; grandson, Christopher Steward; brother, Martin Peterson Jr.; and her parents. Private service at a later date, with burial in Owen Center Cemetery. Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Riverside Chapel, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., assisted the family. Share condolences online at


 


 

Dolores Pender

Pender, Dolores H. (nee Paluch) Beloved wife of the late James H. Pender Sr. Loving mother of James Jr. (Liz) Pender, Timothy (Tina) Pender, Matthew (Trish) Pender, Maureen (Dan) McCafferty, Mary Margaret (Bill) Wells, Marie (Garry) Bernier, Daniel (Karen) Pender, Mary Ellen (Jerry) Grosz, Rosemary (Greg) Kirwan, Michael (Leanne) Pender, Ann Marie (Bill) Allpow, Mary Frances (Rich) Luzzo, Mary Beth (Jack) Boyle, Donna Marie (Chris) Ivers, and William (Jenni) Pender. Cherished grandmother of Christopher, Ashley, Kerry (Jon), Matthew, Katie, Ben, Anna, Kelsey, Andrew, Ian, Samantha, Rebecca, Timothy, Kristen, Christina, Allison, Ali, Hank, Daniel, Maggie, Rachel, Meghan, Abby, Matthew, Shea, Sam, Patrick, Kelly, Grace, Jack, Reagan, Elizabeth, Colin, Brigette, Sam, Lauren, Michael, Anthony, Julie, John, James, Casey, Audrey, Thomas, Caroline, Joseph, Henry, Evelyn, Sophie, Emma, and Loni (Chris). Proud great grandmother of Joseph and Aiden. Daughter of Helen Paluch Dear sister of Theresa (Duke) Bryk, Ronald (Shirley) Paluch, Thomas (Judy) Paluch, Christine (Dennis) Bulvan, James (Marilyn) Paluch Susie (Tom) Kelly, and the late Robert Paluch. Fond aunt of many nieces & nephews. Funeral Wednesday 9:30 am from Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, 5570 W. 95th St., Oak Lawn to Our Lady of Loretto Church for mass at 10:30 am. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Monday from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm and Tuesday from 2 pm until 9 pm. 708-425-0500.


 


 

Donald Eugene Schonhoff

Born Aug. 23, 1944, to Andrew Henry and Clara Wand Schonhoff, Don was born and raised in Quincy before settling his family in Texas., Married on June 25, 1966, to Mary Josephine Kendall, Don was a graduate of Quincy College and Notre Dame Law School., Don spent time with the FBI, before becoming a private investigator for more than 30 years. He was an Eagle Scout, an ordained minister, a Eucharistic minister for St. Mark's Catholic Church, a loving father and a faithful friend., The family would like to thank the many caregivers who have walked alongside of us for the past 17 years and the family and friends that have provided unwavering support., Don has touched the lives of many people through his generosity and giving spirit. Those who witnessed his love for Jesus Christ were inspired by his unwavering faith and testimony of God's grace., Don will forever be lovingly remembered by his wife, Mary; his brother, Richard D. Schonhoff (Lorraine Schonhoff); and his five children, Sarah Knight (Aaron Webb) of McKinney, Texas, Matt Schonhoff (Patty Schonhoff) of McKinney, Texas, Chris Schonhoff (Delaine Schonhoff) of Little Elm, Texas, Betsy Schonhoff of Austin, Texas, and Katie Schonhoff of Aledo, Texas. He also will be affectionately missed by his nine grandchildren, Ryan Schonhoff, Alison Schonhoff, Cody Schonhoff, Collin Schonhoff, Jackson Schonhoff, Kaitlyn Knight, Juliet Schonhoff, Mikayla Knight and Jefferson Schonhoff., SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday Mass of Christian burial in St. Mark's Catholic Church in Plano, Texas. A reception will immediately follow., VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Highway 75 and Exit 38, Ridgeview Drive, in McKinney, Texas, with a memorial service beginning at 6 p.m., MEMORIALS: The family asks that donations be made in Don's name to Hettie Lue Brooks Ministries, Inc., 431 Brooks Lane, Hot Springs, Ark. 71909., ARRANGEMENTS: Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, McKinney, Texas.


 


 

Donald Gene Myers

FORSYTH - Donald Gene Myers, 80, of Forsyth, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011 in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. He was born December 4, 1930 in Forsyth, IL, the son of Rufus and Margaret (Funk) Myers. Don was a retired Real Estate Broker and Investor, and co-owner of Myers Realty with his wife Shirley. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed retirement with his wife by traveling extensively in their motor home, and spent many pleasant winters in Florida. On August 19, 1950 he married Shirley Joanne Winholtz and she preceded him in death on December 8, 2004. Also preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Mildred Myers and brother, Frances Myers. He is survived by his son, Donald (Sheila) Myers, Jr. of Decatur; sister, Helen Bayless of Decatur; daughter, Julie (Don) Schrier of Las Cruces, NM; grandchildren: Bailey, Donald, Megan, Donnie and Michael. Graveside services celebrating his life will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in Boiling Springs Cemetery. Memorials gifts may be made to: Kids Wish Network,, . The family of Donald Gene Myers is being served by the Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care; 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. 62526. Condolences may be sent to the Myers family at:, . Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

Donald Holm

DONALD V. HOLM, 75 LOVES PARK - Donald V. Holm, 75, of Loves Park died at 12:06 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, in OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Born April 25, 1936, in Rockford, the son of Edmund "E.V." and Bernice C. (Eitutis) Holm. Married Jane J. Darnell in 1957 in Loves Park. Retired from Barber-Colman Co. in 1995 and employed by Farm and Fleet. Member of St. Bridget Catholic Church. He coached both basketball and baseball at St. Bridget School for many years. An avid golfer, but above all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he loved very much. Survivors include his wife, Jane; sons, Mark, Christopher (Holly), Patrick (Anna) and Michael (Andrea) Holm; daughter, Anne-Marie Holm; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Donald, Lyndsay, Bridgette, Samuel, Caroline and Peter; sisters, Patricia Holm and Barbara Jo Dittbenner; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents. Mass of Christian Burial at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in St. Bridget Catholic Church; Father Burt Abasalon will officiate. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. For more information, visit delehanty


 


 

Donald Slowinski

Slowinski, Donald Richard Age 63, died Friday, May 13, 2011 at Hines Veteran's Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Rosemary (nee Hunssinger), sons Christopher (Tyler), Dennis, Donald, and Timothy (Elizabeth) Slowinski, grandchildren Kaylee, Landon, Benjamin, and Annabelle Rose Slowinski, sister and brothers George (Karen) Slowinski, James Slowinski, Patricia (James) Tabor, and Walter Rudolph. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Don was preceded by his parents Dolores and Stanley Slowinski. He was a US, Viet Nam War veteran. A Lifetime member of Oak Lawn, Post #5220, Don enjoyed involvement in recent years at Stone City Post VFW #2199. A Celebration of Don's Life will held on Wednesday, May 18 at 12Noon in the funeral home chapel. Interment with military honors will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood. Visitation on Tuesday, May 17 from 2 8 PM at:


 


 

Donald Van Vlierbergen Sr.

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Eddie James

KARNAK -- Eddie James, 76, died at 5:50 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at home., Arrangements are incomplete at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak. 


 


 

Edward A. Sedlacek

FOX RIVER GROVE – Edward A. Sedlacek, 83, of Fox River Grove passed away March 17, 2011, at the Crossroads Care Center in Woodstock., He was born Oct. 5, 1927, in Fox River Grove, to James and Josephine Sedlacek., He is survived by his wife, Paula Jean Sedlacek., He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, four brothers, and a sister., The visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service Saturday, May 21, at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Silver Lake Road, Cary., Burial will be in Cary Cemetery with military honors accorded., In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the Fox River Grove Fire Department., For information, call the funeral home at 847-639-3817 or visit


 


 

Eldred Stalker

ELDRED 'BUD' STALKER, 84 MODESTO, Calif. - Eldred "Bud" Stalker, 84, of Modesto passed away Thursday, May 5, 2011, in Pacifica Senior Living Facility. Born in Rockford, Ill., he graduated from East High school in 1944. He was drafted soon after graduation. On his first furlough, he married his high school sweetheart in 1945. Upon his discharge from the Army, he worked for the postal system for 37 years, retiring in 1982. Moving to Turlock in 1998, then to Modesto in 2001, due to suffering from Alzheimer's and needing to be closer to his family. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, enjoying many happy days at Wrigley field with friends. He also loved fishing with his dad and later with his son, Dale (Teresa) Stalker, who is now deceased. He was a devout Christian and is finally at rest with his Lord in heaven. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Eunice (Tidemann) of Modesto; son, Robert (Becky) Stalker of Baldwin, N.Y.; daughter, Sharon (Mike) Rosenke of Modesto; grandchildren, Chris (Charmen) Rosenke of Modesto, Steve (Dawn) Stalker of Albuquerque, N.M., Katie (Brad) Cochran of Modesto, Gina Stalker of Pekin, Ill., and twins, Jeff and Jason Stalker of Baldwin; nine great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild. We would also like to express our appreciation to all of the caregivers that have helped Bud through his many years of suffering with Alzheimer's, first at Millers Place of Modesto, then at Pacifica. Their love and care expressed has meant so much to our family. His family and friends will dedicate his life with a graveside service at Santa Nella National Cemetery, Santa Nella. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in his honor to Community Hospice, 4368 Spyres Way, Modesto, CA 95350.


 


 

Elizabeth "Betty" Laurence

HUNTLEY – Elizabeth "Betty" Laurence, 70, of Huntley, died peacefully at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin., She was born Dec. 30, 1940, to Michael and Elizabeth (Murphy) McGroarty. On April 15, 1961, she married Thomas J. Laurence., She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren., She is survived by her husband, Thomas J. Laurence of Huntley; her four children, Daniel T. (Karen) Laurence of Crystal Lake, Kevin J. (Lynn) Laurence of Minocqua, Wis., Maribeth (Francis) Fagan Frankfort, and Michele (John) Jakubowksi of Powell, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Tim, John, Delaney, Katie, Emily, Michael, Maggie, Conor, Patrick, Jack and Mia; and a brother, Michael (Greta) McGroarty., She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Patrick and John., The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the, , 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016 or, For information, call the funeral home at 847-515-8772. Online condolences may be made at


 


 

Ellen S. Lawton

Ellen S. Lawton, 98, of Princeton died May 5, 2011, in Liberty Village of Princeton.


 


 

Emma Starks Cuskelly

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

CHAMPAIGN – Emma Jo Starks Cuskelly, 57, of Concord, Calif., formerly of Champaign, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, in Concord, Calif. read more 


 


 

Evea L. Lemmon

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FINDLAY, JEANNE F.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Jeanne F. Findlay, age 84, beloved wife of Herbert; loving mother of Kathy (Rockney) Mullens, Donna Wheeler, Patti Gunderlock, Nancy (Fred) Varming, Paul (Leandra) Gunderlock, .....


 


 

FISCHER, EVERETT J.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Everett J. Fischer, 93, lifetime resident of Bensenville, IL; beloved husband of Glenrose,nee Wiersema; loving father of James Jr., Robert, Daniel and Thomas; dear grandfather ..... 


 


 

FLASCHBERGER, SHIRLEY J.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Shirley June Flaschberger, nee Wolf , age 89. Loving wife of Michael L.; dear sister of the late Kenneth Jack Wolf. Visitation Tuesday, May 17, .....


 


 

FLORO, JOE

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Joe Floro of Elk Grove Village. Beloved husband of the late Dolores, nee Krennrich and Sara, nee Venuto; devoted father of Jan McLain, Carmella (Larry) ..... 


 


 

FONTANA, CAROL J.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Carol J. Fontana, nee Conley , 72, passed suddenly; beloved wife of the late Ralph; loving mother of Michael (Sheri), Sherri (Ken) Budz and the ..... 


 


 

Farrell Ware

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

PESOTUM – Farrell Ware, 75, of Pesotum died at 6:35 a.m. Saturday (May 14, 2011) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy. read more


 


 

Ferne Rowold

MURPHYSBORO -- Ferne Rowold, 89, passed away at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro., Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Ted Mayes officiating, and burial in Murdale Gardens of Memory. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Immanuel Lutheran School, or the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County., Pettett Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements., Ferne was born July 27, 1921, in Murphysboro to William F. Rowold and Clara C. (Beisner) Rowold., She had retired from the former Brown Shoe Company in Murphysboro., Miss Rowold was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she had been a former member of the Altar Guild. She also, served as a volunteer aid for the pre-school program at the Immanuel Lutheran School for many years., Ferne is survived by first cousins, including Jim Williams of Reno, Nev., Charley Williams of Murphysboro, Helen Darnstaedt of Nashville, and Bill Rathjen; numerous second cousins including, Steve and Sue Williams and their children, Corey and Nick Williams, and Pam Foley and her daughter, Katie Foley, all of Murphysboro; a special neighbor and friend, Debbie Dunn of Murphysboro; and a first cousin by marriage, Doris Williams of Murphysboro., She was preceded in death by a third cousin, Ryan Foley and her parents., The family would like to thank the staff of Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County for their excellent care that was given to Ferne during her stay at the nursing home.


 


 

Flora Ann Blaydes

FLORA - Flora Ann Blaydes, 95, Flora, former J.C. Penney Co. Inc. employee, died Friday (May 13, 2011). Services: noon Tuesday, Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Flora. Memorials: First United Methodist Church or, . Send condolences:


 


 

Floyd Jodis

Jodis, Floyd "Jody" V. Age 74, 


 


 

Frank Abatangelo

Abatangelo, Frank Frank Abatangelo, 82, formerly of Lakewood-Balmoral area, retired structural engineer and partner at Abatangelo-Hason, Ltd., passed away peacefully May 7, 2011. After serving in the US Army, Frank earned his architecture degree from the


 


 

Fred Kukielka

Kukielka, Fred J. Age 61, passed away May 10, 2011. Beloved son of the late Fred A. and the late Genevieve; loving father of Jeff (Lisa), Jackie (Brian) Voyles and Jon; dear grandfather of the late Allison, Alyssa, Ty, Will and Grace; caring brother of Cindy (Steve) Bigden. A memorial mass will be held Wednesday, May 18, 10:30 a.m. at Divine Savior Church, 7740 W. Montrose, Norridge. Memorial donations can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation,


 


 

GARARD, RAY

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Ray Evans Garard, age 73, died peacefully on March 21, 2011 at his home in Boynton Beach, FL. Beloved husband for 40 years to ..... 


 


 

GAZAREK, EUGENIA S.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Eugenia S. Gazarek, nee Marciszewski , age 88, formerly of Chicago, passed away April 20. Loving mother of Frank (Joanne), Joseph (the late Dora), .....


 


 

GOLDSTEIN, SUSAN CAROL

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Susan Carol "Susie" Goldstein, nee Linderman . Beloved wife of Charles "Chuck;" loving mother of David (fiancée Julie Izbersky), Joni and Naomi Goldstein; dear .....


 


 

GRANT, ROGER G.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Roger G. Grant, age 54, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice in Joliet, IL. Survived by his loving ..... 


 


 

GROFF, ADOLPH F.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Adolph F. "Babe" Groff, age 91, late of South Holland formerly of Riverdale, IL, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011; beloved husband of the late ..... 


 


 

George Ferketich

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

BLOOMINGTON — George Ferketich, 83, of Bloomington died at 3:35 a.m. Friday (May 13, 2011) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.


 


 

George Stephen "Steve" Schmitt

George Stephen ‘Steve' Schmitt, 62, of 225 Elm St., died May 14, 2001, in Quincy. The Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


 


 

Gerald Cain

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

URBANA – Gerald Cain, 75, of Urbana died at 8:30 p.m. Friday (May 13, 2011) at home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy. read more


 


 

Gerald E. "Jerry" Doyle

Gerald was born Oct. 22, 1951, in Quincy, a son of Jerry and Alice Louise Vollrath Doyle., He was a 1969 Quincy High School graduate and a 1981 Quincy College graduate. He served in the U.S. Army from 1972-1975., Survivors include his parents of Quincy; three brothers, James E. Doyle of St. Louis, Jonathan (Angela) Doyle of Houston, Texas and Jeffrey Doyle of Quincy; a nephew, Brandon (Nicole) Doyle; three nieces, Valerie, Lindy and Zoe Doyle; as well as several aunts, an uncle, and many cousins., Gerald was preceded in death by both sets of his grandparents., SERVICES: 2:15 p.m. Friday, May 27, in Greenmount Cemetery with the Rev. Keith Garner conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery., VISITATION: 1 to 2 p.m. May 27, 2011 in Bethel Assembly of God., MEMORIALS: Bethel Assembly of God., ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


 


 

Geraldine Jones

MARION -- Geraldine "Jerry" Jones, 84, passed away 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at her residenc, with her loving husband by her side., Jerry was born June 10, 1926, in Barron, Wis., to George and Esther (Collier) Goode., She married Clyde Jones on Dec. 22, 1946, in Joliet. Jerry and Clyde had shared 64 years of marriage together., Jerry was retired, having owned with her husband Fitzer's Frosty Ice Cream Stand in Joliet for many years. Before Jerry and Clyde moved to Southern Illinois, they were residents of Lake Isabella, Calif. She attended Herrin Church of Christ before her health began to fail. Her hobbies included reading, painting and crafts., She is survived by her husband, Clyde; two daughters, Jackie Godfrey of Marion, and Patti Turpin and husband, Paul, of Franklin; two grandchildren, Shirene Garner and husband, Dustin, of Davenport, Iowa, and Paul Jon Turpin of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews., Jerry was preceded in death by her parents, and she was the youngest of 10 siblings, who also preceded her in death., In accordance with Jerry's wishes, she will be cremated. Private family services will be at a later date., Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City is entrusted with the arrangements., Join the family in honoring the memory of Geraldine "Jerry" Jones by visiting, and posting memories and tributes.


 


 

Glennon H. Roth

DECATUR - Glennon H. Roth, 73, Decatur, Air Force veteran, died Thursday (May 12, 2011). Services: 1 p.m. Sunday, Nelson Memorial Park Pavilion 2. No visitation. Arrangements by: Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care. Memorials: Hidden Valley Community Church. Send condolences: www.leave


 


 

Gordon Ogilvy

MURPHYSBORO -- Gordon W. "Butch" Ogilvy, 61, of Warm Spring, Ark., formerly of the Murphysboro area, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in Five Rivers Hospital in Pocahontas, Ark., Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Jim Frye officiating. Burial will be in Murdale Gardens of Memory. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Pettett Funeral Home and 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church., Gordon was born Aug. 7, 1949, in St. Louis to Lisle and Madeline (Hulin) Ogilvy., He loved cooking, yard work and his grandchildren., Mr. Ogilvy had attended Church of the Nazarene in Murphysboro. He was self-employed, working for The Southern Illinoisan newspaper., Gordon married Shirley Ellis on Dec. 9, 1995, in Murphysboro, and she survives in Warm Spring, Ark., Other survivors include three stepchildren, Elizabeth Bratten of Fort Pierce, Fla., Jerry Needham of Greenwood, S.C., and Rebecca Cook of Walnut Ridge, Ark.; five grandchildren, Cierra Bratten, Addison Bratten, Isaiah Cook, Megan Cook, and Audrey Cook; one brother, Robert Ogilvy of Arnold, Mo.; three sisters, Donna Bullard of Perryville, Mo., Beverly Walker of Farmington, Mo.; and Teresa Conigilio of Murphysboro; and several nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.


 


 

Gregory Hanson

MURPHYSBORO -- Gregory Scott Hanson, 58, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale., Gregory was born June 29, 1952, in Robinson, a son to Harry Don and Lois E. (Elliott) Hanson., He was united in marriage to Paula LeForge on April, 27, 1984, in Murphysboro. Paula survives in Murphysboro., Gregory was a Methodist and was employed as a process control technician at Spartan Light Metals in Sparta. He had also been a member of Boy Scouts of American and was an Eagle Scout., Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro, with Pastor Peggy Camp officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home., Memorials are encouraged and may be made to the, or to the Crimson Express Band at Murphysboro High School. Memorial contribution will be accepted at the funeral home., Survivors include his wife, Paula Hanson on Murphysboro; his mother, Lois Hanson of Robinson; four daughters, Cassandra Hanson of Delta, Mo., Rebekka Nicole Hanson, Casey Jo Hanson, and Kari Elizabeth Hanson and her finance, Aaron Ice, all of Murphysboro; one son, Derek Scott Hanson of Wolf Lake; one granddaughter, Harley Nichole Tillison; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Michael Don and Denise Hanson of Anna, and Jeffrey L. Hanson of Robinson. Several nieces and nephews also survive., He was preceded in death by his father, Harry Don Hanson., For additional information or to send a condolence, visit


 


 

Guy L. Hale

MARENGO – Guy L. Hale, 89, of Marengo, died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at the home of his son., He was born Feb. 25, 1922, in Tamms, to John and Emmie (Wilson) Hale. He married Mary E. Greenlee on Dec. 11, 1945, in Cairo., He worked for Schultz Farm and Grain for more than 50 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 192 of Marengo. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II., He is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Hale-Hammond of Marengo; a son, Jerry (Gloria) Hale of Marengo; a sister, Wanda Pang of Tamms; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson., He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mary; and two brothers, John (Wanda) Pang and Raymond (Zelma) Hale., A private gathering for close friends and family will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at 8055 S. Route 23, Marengo., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family., For information, call Highland Memorial Funeral Home at 815-547-6367.


 


 

HARDY, R. KENT

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

R. Kent Hardy, 76; cherished husband of Patricia; father of R. Kim, R. Kent Jr.(Denise), R. Keith and Reina; grandfather of Alicia Hardy, Anita ..... 


 


 

HERMAN, ALYCE ILTIS

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Alyce "Liesl" Iltis Herman passed away May 10, 2011. Liesl was born Sept. 26, 1912, in Teplitz Schoenau, Czechoslovakia to Emil and Berta Iltis. The .....


 


 

Hedvig Johnson

Hedvig H. Johnson, 97 ROCKFORD - Hedvig H. Johnson, 97, of Rockford passed away Friday, May 13, 2011, in Fair Oaks. Born Sept. 5, 1913, in Standard, the daughter of Hans P. and Margretha (Hansen) Hjort. Married Melvin J. Johnson on Sept. 9, 1937, in Granville; he died Nov. 2, 1993. Longtime member of St. John United Methodist Church before joining Beth Eden United Methodist Church. Longtime volunteer at River Bluff Nursing Home. She enjoyed her home and traveling, a dedicated caregiver to her husband and always supported her families activities. Survivors include her sons, Herbert H. (Lois) Johnson of Machesney Park and Richard M. (Elizabeth) Johnson of St. Louis; grandsons, Timothy H. (Julia) Johnson of Rockton, Randall S. Johnson of Rockford, Jeffrey Johnson of Florida and Gregory (Amy) Johnson of St. Louis; great-grandchildren, Alexandra Nina, Katrina Hjort, Jamie Lynn, Ellie Grace and William Gregory, Matthew Kar and Lotte Lizabeth; sister-in-law, Sadie Shirland. Predeceased by parents; and sisters, Agnes Carlson and Dagmar Reynolds. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., 401 River lane, Loves Park, with visitation from 10 a.m. to service time. The Rev. Douglas Bowden and the Rev. Carol Harrington will officiate. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Beth Eden United Methodist Church or charity of your choice. For more information, visit


 


 

Helen Hausser

Hausser, Helen M. (nee Mason) Age 87, passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 10, 2011. Born September 26, 1923 in Joliet was a lifelong resident, retiring from Uniroyal. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and great-grandmother. Preceded in death by her husband, John F. "Jack" Hausser, May 10, 1988, her daughter, Jackie-Lynn Chandler, her parents, George and Clara Mason and a sister-in-law Helen (late Eugene) Feneli. Survived by her daughter, Susan (Robert) Govoni, one son, John M. (Peggy) Hausser, grandchildren, Tricia (John) LaFleur, Matt (Farah) Hausser, Dr. Robert (Dr. Monika) Govoni, Kate (fiance Alex) Chandler, her great-grandchildren, Jenna, Alex and Emilie Govoni, Morgan LaFleur and Gracelyn Hausser, one sister, Ecke (late John) Fitzer and a sister-in-law, Agnes (late John) Furdek also many loved nieces and nephews as well as dear friends and neighbors. Private services were held at Helen's request. Donations to Joliet Area Community Hospice in Helen's name would be appreciated. Arrangements by: Tapella Funeral Services@ Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home For information: 815-726-4054


 


 

Helen M. (Weidner) Burkemper

KENOSHA, Wis. – Helen M. (Weidner) Burkemper, 96, of Kenosha, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Pine Brook Pointe Assisted Living Center in Burlington, Wis., She was born Dec. 31, 1914, in Evanston, to the late Joseph and Margaret (Kayles) Michelau., She received her education in Illinois schools and formerly lived in Buffalo Grove, Brighton and Harvard, before coming to Kenosha in 1976 to make her home., On June 27, 1936, she married Clarence Weidner in Buffalo Grove. He preceded her in death. On Nov. 28, 1981, she married Leander Burkemper in Northbrook. He also preceded her in death., She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, The Ladies of the Moose No. 500 of Harvard, Loyal Order of the Forresters in Brighton, and Kenosha Senior Citizens Center., She is survived by six children, Martin Weidner of Salem, Wis., Theodore (Linda) Weidner of Burlington, Wis., Ronald (Linda) Weidner of Ark Dale, Wis., Lois (Myron) Schulz of Kenosha, Janet (Robert) Gillmore of Bristol, Wis., and Margaret (Jeff) Kruse of Harvard; six step-children, Jim (Mary Jo) Burkemper of Hubertus, Wis., Virginia (Donald) Neiweem of Northbrook, Doris Kusek of Schaumburg, Betty (Paul) Hartmann of Gaylord, Mich., Rita (Paul) Meintzer of Deerfield, and Nancy (Jesse) Garcia of Spokane, Wash.; 20 grandchildren; 20 step-grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 18 step-great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by two brothers, Jim Michelau and Allie Michelau; three sisters, Barb and Mary Weidner and Ann Herff; a daughter-in-law, Chris Weidner; and a step-son-in-law, Kenneth Kusek., The visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 16 until Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Kenosha. Interment will be private at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Buffalo Grove., In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mary Catholic Church in Kenosha or Seasons Hospice in West Allis would be appreciated by the family., For information, call Proko Funeral Home & Crematory at 262-654-3533 or visit


 


 

Henry Lindsey

WAUCONDA – Henry Lindsey, 83, of Wauconda, passed away Friday, May 6, 2011, at St. Lukes Hospital in Milwaukee., He was born Jan. 26, 1928, in Chicago, to Valentine and Antoinette Lewandowski., He is survived by four children, Michael (Sherri) Lindsey, Kathleen Scheutzow, Philip (Kathleen) Lindsey and Sandra Lindsey; four stepchildren, Margaret Machon, Richard (Michelle) Machon, Sheryl (Robert) Stowell and Karol Wilder; 15 grandchildren, Samantha Lindsey, Andrea Worley, Diana Lindsey, Giavonna Lindsey, Brooks Beckhorn, Brittney Beckhorn, Matthew Machon, Mackenzie Machon, Alex Machon, Robert Stowell, Jeanne Stowell, Daniel Armstead, Steve Armstead, Jason McClure and Angelica Stockett; and 13 great-grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jeanne M. Lindse; nine siblings, Chester Lewandowski, Matt Lewandowski, Wallace "Lou" Lindsey, Gerry Lewandowski, Bernice McCann, Marie Ramlow, Lucille Lewandowski, Evelyn Mack and Irene Brill; and a grandson, John Armstead., The visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Silver Lake Road, Cary., In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for the Margaret Machon health care fund., For information, call the funeral home at 847-639-3817 or visit


 


 

Ida Lachtara

Lachtara, Ida M. Ida M. Lachtara (nee Bell). Loving Companion of Rudy Salazar. Loving Mother of John (Georgiana) Lachtara, Sandra Lachtara and Deborah (Rodrigo) Lopez. Fond Grandmother of John Lachtara, Wendy Lachtara, Loralie Lachtara and Sandra (Alex) Moreno. Great Grandmother of Grace Lachtara. Dear Sister of Marion, Late Roberta, Late Jane, and Late Herbert. Aunt and Great Aunt of Many Nieces and Nephews. Cousin and Friend to Many. Chapel Service Tuesday 10:00 AM at WOLNIAK FUNERAL HOME, 5700 S. Pulaski Rd., Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Monday 2 to 9 PM. 773-767-4500 or


 


 

Ina Hall Roney

SULLIVAN - Ina Hall Roney, 95, of Sullivan, IL died at 7:45 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011 at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, IL. Born on November 10, 1915 near Sullivan, IL to Emerson and Ollie Scott Hall, she married Joseph L. Roney on June 8, 1940 in Sullivan. He preceded her in death on June 23, 1989. Surviving are sons Roger (Janet) Roney of Lovington, IL, Allan (Lynne) Roney of St. Louis, MO, Paul (Lucia) Roney of Bethany, IL, daughter Kay (John) Chambers of Bluff Springs, IL, brother Loren (Phyllis) Hall of Coolidge, AZ, sister Cleo Hall of Sullivan, IL, nine grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and infant sister. Ina was an active farmwife. She received a degree in home economics at the, in 1939. She was employed as a teacher by the Tower Hill and Sullivan school districts and was a substitute teacher for many area schools. She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Sullivan, IL, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She was an officer of the United Methodist Women at the local and district level. She was a charter member of the Moultrie County Home Extension and Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society. She was also a member of RSVP, Moultrie County Retired Teachers Association, and the Phi Upsilon Omicron Home Economics Honor Society. She volunteered at local nursing homes and served as a 4-H leader. She was a skilled quilter, seamstress, artist, and nutritionist. The funeral service for Ina will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan. Rev. Charliam Renner will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Keller Cemetery, Lovington, IL. Memorials may be made to the Sullivan First United Methodist Church Building Fund or Donor's Choice. The family is very grateful to Titus Manor at Wyman Park of Sullivan, IL and Heartland Christian Village of Neoga, IL for their special care and attention. Condolences may be offered to the family at www., . Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

Irene B. White

Survivors include a son, Dr. Douglas Jack White and his wife, Carol, of Pittsfield; a daughter, Iris Cotton, of Chicago; two grandchildren, Alicia Prell (Douglas) of Chicago and Douglas A. White of Pittsfield; and two great granddaughters, Zoey and Sarah Beth Prell, of Chicago., She was preceded by her husband, Jack, in 1986; an infant son, Richard, in 1939; two brothers, Bill and George Byers; and two sisters, Clara Green and Winona Drake., SERVICES: Memorial services will be held at a later date in United Methodist Church, Pittsfield. Interment of cremated remains will be in Benton., ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield; info@nieburfh.com.


 


 

Irene J. Johnson

She was born Dec. 13, 1922, in Quincy, a daughter of Lawrence and Alice Slavin Gronemeyer. On Aug. 23, 1942, she married Blaine Johnson in Vicksburg, Miss., During World War II and the post war period, she and her husband lived on various USAF bases in addition to residing in Quincy., Mrs. Johnson was a graduate of Quincy College with a B.S. in education. From 1967 to 1987, she was a teacher at Unit 4 School District in Mendon. She was a member of I.E.A. and N.E.A teacher organizations. She volunteered as a Cub Scout Den Mother and was a member of Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ where she was also a choir member and taught Sunday school. Upon retirement from flying and teaching, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson moved to Grand Junction in 1990., During her lifetime, she inspired others with her love of birds, cats, flower gardening, sewing, crocheting and classical music., Much appreciation goes to the Evergreen Retirement Community residents who got to know her, Creekview South staff who made her short stay in Household 7 most pleasant, along with the Heartland Hospice team., She is survived by daughters, Shirley Grunloh, Oshkosh, Maureen Johnson, Colorado, and Pattie (Jim) Timmerwilke, Colorado; and son, Blaine "Mike" (Barb) Johnson, California; a brother, Alan Gronemeyer, Texas; a sister, Susanne Holland, Nevada; seven grandchildren, Lisa (Jim) Dorschner, Oshkosh, Carla Grunloh, Florida, Calvin Johnson (Colleen), Georgia, Jeff Timmerwilke (Teri), Virginia, Jamie Timmerwilke, Colorado, Eric Fischer (Stacey), Quincy and Marcy (Brent) Bigley, Quincy; and 18 great-grandchildren, Gloria, Raymond, John and Mary Josephine Dorschner, Elliot, Scout and Scotti, Cynthia, Daniel and Catherine Johnson, Michaela Timmerwilke, Shelby, Shay, Katie and Kristi Bigley and Stacy, Austin and Abigail Fischer., She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Alice Georgine "Georgie" Johnson on Feb. 12, 1985; her husband, Blaine, on March 28, 2006; and a great-grandson, Louis Andrew Dorschner on Feb. 5, 2009., SERVICES: 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery., A memorial service will be held later at Evergreen in Oshkosh., VISITATION: 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home., or to Oshkosh Humane Society., ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


 


 

Irene Penzi

Irene M. Penzi, 90 ROCKFORD - Irene Maria Penzi, 90, passed away at 7:22 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, in her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1921, in Fanna, Italy, the daughter of Luigi and Virginia (Pasinato) DeMarco. She married Gino Penzi in Fanna on July 12, 1947; he died Jan. 22, 1989. They immigrated to the U.S. in 1952 and settled in Rockford. She was a member of St. James Church. Irene was devoted to her family and enjoyed cooking and gardening. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren were an extremely important part of Irene's life. They lovingly referred to her as "Nonni." Survivors include daughters, Grace Rathke of Rockford and Lory (Keith) Cavanagh of Bettendorf, Iowa; grandchildren, Kim (Geoff) Carlson and David (Katey) Rivera, both of Rockford, Marcus Cavanagh, Steven Cavanagh, and Anthony Cavanagh, all of Bettendorf; great-grandchildren, Grant and Mia Carlson of Rockford; several nieces and nephews; and a host of loving and caring family, neigh-bors, and friends. Irene was also predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Alfred and Mario; and a daughter, Gloria. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second St., with visitation from 9 a.m. to service time. Father Dean Russell, pastor, will celebrate. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the funeral home, with rosary at 7 p.m. Memorials may be directed to St. James Church or school or Passages Hospice. Condolences may be made at


 


 

Irvin E. LeBlanc Jr.

AUGUSTA, Ill. -- Irvin E. LeBlanc Jr., 85, of Augusta, died May 12, 2011, in the Illinois Veterans Home, Quincy. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.


 


 

Isabel C. Schmidt

She was born Isabel Musholt (along with her twin sister Annabel) on April 2, 1930 in Quincy. The sisters were the first set of twins born in the then-new St. Mary Hospital., Isabel graduated from Notre Dame in Quincy and attended Quincy College., She married David H. Schmidt in St. Charles, Mo. He died Aug. 24, 1999. Together they formed DH Schmidt Custom Cabinetry Manufacturing Co. in St. Peters, Mo., providing fine custom built commercial cabinetry. Their business was successful due in no small part to Isabel's tireless dedication and ambition., She was quite the world traveler, but what meant the most to her was her family. Izzy (as she was lovingly referred to by her family) was an expert at hosting family get-togethers. She was a wonderful person and a very happy soul. Anyone who knew her will long remember her for her proficiency in spreading love and kindness. Her support and caring generosity was a gift she shared with many people, both family and friend., Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Duga and Teresa (Daniel) Dreher; two sons, Philip (Lesa) Schmidt and Richard (Amy) Schmidt; grandchildren, Brian (Frankie) Duga, Erica (Jeffrey) Tiemann, Emily Duga, Jennifer Schmidt, Holly Schmidt, D.J. (Megan) Dreher, Chad Dreher, Corey Dreher, Ryan Schmidt, Laurie Schmidt, Derrick Schmidt and Jessica Schmidt; and she was great-grandmother to Isabel Tiemann, Henry Tiemann and Bria Duga., Also surviving are three brothers, Clyde Musholt of Rogers, Ark., Stan (Mary) Musholt and Frank Musholt, and a sister, Marge (Tom) Bergman, all of Quincy, along with many nieces and nephews, and an extended family of many more. She was a loving aunt, cousin and friend to anyone who knew her., She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, David, as well as her parents, Alois and Isabel Musholt, her twin sister, Annabel Degenhardt and a sister, Carol Weisenhorn, along with a brother, the Rev. Silas Musholt, OFM., SERVICES: were at 9 a.m. Monday, May 9, in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2 Seton Court, St. Charles, MO 63303., MEMORIALS: St. Peters Kiwanis, P.O. Box 845, St. Peters, Mo., 63376; Kenrick Glennon Seminary, 5200 Glennon Drive, St. Louis, Mo., 63119; or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church., ARRANGEMENTS: Baue Funeral Home and Memorial Center, 3950 W. Clay, St. Charles, Mo., 63301.


 


 

Jacob Evrard

HARRISBURG -- Jacob Matthew Evrard, 36, died at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, in St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau., Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg, with Monzelle Hanson officiating. There will be no visitation.


 


 

James "Jim" O'Halleran

RICHMOND – James "Jim" O'Halleran, 77, of Richmond, died Saturday, May 14, 2011, surrounded by family members at his residence., He was born July 18, 1933, in Woodstock, to the late John J. and Theresa (Strait) O'Halleran., He attended Harvard High School., He was married to Phyllis M. Covell on Aug. 1, 1953, at St. Patrick's in McHenry., He worked as a supervisor at Union Special in Huntley for 35 years, retiring in 1997. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Richmond, for 55 years, where he served as an usher and worked at bingo for many years., He was a member of the Richmond Lions Club for many years; his love of bowling kept him busy for many years, including a 300 game in Fox Lake in 1975., He was in the golf league at Union Special for several years and was an avid Cubs and Bears fan. He enjoyed his large family, spending quality time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren., He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; three daughters, Pamela (Steven) Fiedler and Christine (Dennis) Holian, both of Richmond, and Kathleen (Jeremy) Marx of Ramsey; three sons, Thomas (Deborah) O'Halleran, of Pell Lake, Wis., James (Amanda) O'Halleran of Crystal Lake and Kevin (Sandy) O'Halleran of Powers Lake, Wis.; a daughter-in-law, Joan O'Halleran of Wonder Lake; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty (the late George) Madden of McHenry and Joanne (the late Frank) Branham of Apache Junction, Ariz; and two brothers, Fred O'Halleran of McHenry and Kenneth (Pat) O'Halleran of Woodstock., He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David O'Halleran; a granddaughter, Natalie O'Halleran; a great-grandson, Tanner O'Halleran; and a sister, Dorothy "Punky" O'Halleran., The visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, 10011 Main St., Richmond., A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Richmond, with Msgr. James McLoughlin and the Rev. Hugh Gavin officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Richmond., Donations may be made to Pioneer Center, 4001 W. Dayton, McHenry, IL 60050; Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager Ave., Barrington, IL 60010; or Richmond Fire/Rescue District 5601 Hunter Drive Richmond, IL 60071., For information, call the funeral home at 815-678-731.


 


 

James B. "Jim" Clarkson

CRYSTAL LAKE – James "Jim" B. Clarkson, 67, of Crystal Lake, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011, at his home., He was born Sept. 9, 1943, in Washington County, Ky., to Thomas Dominic and Annie Mae (Lanham) Clarkson. On April 10, 1972, he married Lynda A. Majikes in Columbus, Ohio., He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 26 years of service., He loved working on computers and was an American history buff. He enjoyed his Kentucky heritage and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids., He is survived by his wife, Lynda; his children, Jeana (Andy) Altman, Jeffrey Clarkson, Amber Clarkson and Lynn (Bryan) Snider; his grandchildren, Luke, Samantha, Jessica, Stacey and Bradley; five great-grandchildren; and his incredibly loving extended family of nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Marilyn and Sally., The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake., Interment will be private., In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois, 640 N. LaSalle, Suite 280, Chicago, IL 60654; or to, , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105., For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made


 


 

James Bradford Jr.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 11:46 PM 

James Emmett Bradford Jr., 74, died at 7:25 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1937, in Madison, Ill., and was the son of the late James E. Bradford Sr. and Wilma (Minks) Bradford. He married Melodie Jae Brown Dec. 1, 1982,...


 


 

James Gracey

Gracey, James A. "Jake" Age 75, of Huntley, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 after a 10 month battle with cancer. Jake loved to listen to WGN and watch the Cubs while sitting outside in his "man cave". Jake is survived by his wife Marlene. Son Jim (Kathy). Daughter Jodi (Sal) Calin Papa to Matt, Tegan, Shannon. Megan, Lauren, and Autumn. Sister Pat Debish. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital. Visitation will be Monday, May 16, from 4:00-9:00PM at the O'Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin. Call 847-741-1400 for more information..


 


 

Jane A. Lawson

Lawson, Jane Ann (nee Hayden). Born on January 15, 1939 and earned her Angel Wings on May 12, 2011. Jane was born to the late Melvin and Ella Jane Hayden and raised in Keokuk Iowa. She graduated from Keokuk Senior High School and later Western Illinois University with a Master's Degree in education. Jane retired as a retail manager from SEARS. During her retirement she enjoyed her time gardening, camping, and visiting with family, friends, and spoiling her grandchildren. Jane was known for her unconditional love of her family and friends, also as a dedicated worker bee with a compassionate heart and beautiful smile. Jane's passion was hours spent in the company of Operation Care Package of Joliet. They continually boxed and mailed care packages for our men and women of our armed forces. I can say Jane was the true patriot, 100% pure red, white and blue. Jane is survived by her husband of 48 years Dean Lawson, sons Curt (Terri) Lawson, Kevin (Lorrie) Lawson, Jay (Christine) Lawson; brothers, Melvin (Bonnie) Hayden and William (Janice) Hayden; two sisters Alice Howard and Frances McAndrew and her treasured grandchildren, Sammy, Shanie, Tiffany, Megan, Brett, Collin, Payton, Mason, Skylar, Nathaniel, and Josiah. Preceded in death by her parents; loving brother and sisters: Catherine McGhgy, Joseph Hayden, and Mary Lou Ames. Jane was an Angel on earth whom touched the lives of so many people. She gave a part of herself with each personal interaction. Visitation and a service were held Saturday May 14, 2011 at Woodlawn Funeral Home located 3201 W. Jefferson Street in Joliet. Per Jane's request cremation rights will be accorded. We love you and you will not be forgotten! Online obituary:, Woodlawn Funeral Home 3201 W. Jefferson Street Joliet, IL 60431 815-725-0100


 


 

Janet Lou Kletz

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

NORMAL — Janet Lou Kletz, 67, of Normal passed away at 6:25 p.m. Wednesday (May 11, 2011) at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.


 


 

Janet McGuire,

Janet McGuire, 64, of Utica died at 12:40 a.m. May 13, 2011, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. 


 


 

Jo Ann Hughes

JO ANN HUGHES, 74 loving mother and grandmother MACHESNEY PARK - Jo Ann Hughes, 74, of Machesney Park passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with ALS. Born Feb. 25, 1937, in Leaf River, the daughter of Warren and Pearl (Foster) Schreiber. Married Henry Hughes in Rockford. Jo Ann enjoyed gardening, playing cards and spending time with her friends and family. Survivors include children, Jeff (KilSun) Hughes, Debbie L. Hughes, Tammy (David) Kerch, Jodi (Greg) Dowell, Julie (Joe) Butler, Paul Hughes and Chuck (Nancy) Hughes; daughter-in-law, Debbie Jean (Rick) Riles; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Lee (Marvin) Kaney; and special friends, the Helgesons. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Henry Hughes on Dec. 17, 2002; son, David Hughes on Aug. 27, 1994; and sister, Donna Zumdahl. Service at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, in Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, with Pastor Brad Rogers of Westminster Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in the funeral home. Memorials to The ALS Association Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301.


 


 

John Benney

JOHN HENRY BENNEY, 70 ROCKFORD - John Henry Benney, 70, of Rockford passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in his home, surrounded by his family. Born Oct. 23, 1940, in Richland Center, Wis., the son of Henry and Bernadine (Scully) Benney. Married Carol A. Wesorek (Wieczorek) on Sept. 23, 1961. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. John worked at Rockford Products and later Elco as a header operator, retiring as supervisor. He also held many part-time jobs through the years, most recently JCPenney for 17 years. Member of St. Edward Catholic Church, where he was the organist. He was a 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus and was an EMT and ERT for New Milford Fire Department. John was an avid reader, enjoyed trains, airplanes, never missed an air show and adored his pug, Pebbles. Survivors include his wife of 49 1/2 years, Carol; children, Carolyn J. (Cory) Vangsness of Cherry Valley, Sandra Benney and Janice Benney Allen, both of Rockford, and Timothy (Carrie) Benney of Belvidere; grandchildren, Michael Burzell, Kyle and Karah Vangsness, Nathan and Nolan Benney; brother, Stephen (Melanie) Benney; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Predeceased by granddaughter, Shawn "Cassey"; brother, James; infant brother, David; and parents. Special thank-you to the staff of Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center for the outstanding care they gave to John. Funeral Mass will be offered by Father G. Black at 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, in St. Edward Catholic Church, with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of service; Father Michael Black will officiate. Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, assisted the family. To express condolences online,


 


 

John Honiotes

Honiotes, John P. Age 63. Peacefully, Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at his late residence in Newport Beach, CA following a brief illness. Beloved son of Mary and the late Pete Honiotes of Joliet. A full obituary notice shall be published in the Thursday, May 19, 2011 edition of the Joliet Herald News. Funeral arrangements at the time of this notice are pending. As it was John's final request, Cremation Rites have been accorded. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m. at: FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet For information (815) 741-5500


 


 

John Leroy Breyfogle

DECATUR - John Leroy Breyfogle, 57, of Cedar Rapids died Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic, in Ohio from complications during screening for a lung transplant. Services: 2 p.m., Saturday the 21st, at Teahen Funeral Home, by Rev. Tim Smith. Friends may visit with the family Saturday after 12 p.m. at the funeral home. John was born on March 29, 1954 in Decatur, IL the son of Paul and Wanetta Wallace -Breyfogle. He had wonderful memories of an idyllic childhood with his brother, sisters and cousins, taking fun family vacations, and being in the scouts. He graduated from MacArthur High School in 1972 and attended college at the, in Champaign and Westminster College in Missouri. He often spoke of the good times he had there. To John, the important things in life were fun, family, and friends. He had a great sense of humor and was loved by many. On September 6, 1980 he married Vicki Brown Moore in Laramie, Wyoming and they had two children Tara and Stephanie. While in Laramie he was a TA and received his Masters Degree in Computer Science from the University of Wyoming. In 1985 John and his family moved to Center Point, IA. He spent 26 years with Rockwell Collins where he made many good friends. John and Vicki were married for 26 years before their divorce in 2006. Though divorced, they were still best friends, and loved each other always. John had many hobbies including hunting, golf, fishing, gardening, canning, playing cards, going to the casino, watching the "Cubbies", taking drives in the country, spending time with friends, poker parties, and napping in his recliner. He enjoyed cooking and his apple pies were the best. John was always cheerful, and loved a good laugh. Since his diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis in April 2010 John never complained as he fought a brave and courageous battle. We are so proud of his strength. Those left behind to mourn his loss are his children Tara (Dave) Smith and Stephanie Breyfogle (Travis); his former wife Vicki; his pride and joy, granddaughter Sydnee; his mother Nettie; his sister Jan (Ray) Ramach; his brother Bill (Debbie) Breyfogle; many nieces and nephews; and his loyal dog Sophie (Stinky). John was preceded in death by his father Paul, and his sister Nancy, and his brother in law Andy. Online condolences may be left for the family at, Memorials may be directed to the family. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

John Perry

John H. Perry, 87 PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. -John H. Perry, 87, of Prairie du Chien and formerly of Rockford, Ill., passed away peacefully watching his beloved Cubs on Friday, May 13, 2011, at home. Born June 22, 1923, in Rockford, the son of Everett and Ella (Fisher) Perry. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Phyllis Johnston on July 7, 1946; she died June 21, 1983. He later married Mary Elliott Sherman on May 5, 1984. He farmed in the Hillpoint, Wis., area and later worked at Barber-Colman and Woodward Governor, both in Rockford. He then worked at Pacific Bearing in Roscoe, Ill., until his retirement. He was a member of the Rockford American Legion, LLL Society, Roscoe, and Eagles Club. John was a die-hard Cubs fan since 1929. He is survived by wife, Mary of Prairie du Chien; daughter, Patricia Miller of Lancaster, Wis.; sons, Richard (Christine) Perry of Mount Hope, Wis., and Thomas Perry of Palm Springs, Calif.; stepson, Christopher (Katherine) Sherman of Westchester, Pa.; half brother, Harold Noble of Roscoe; grandchildren, Tracy, Darcy, Aaron and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Kaitlyn, Nathaniel, Shaena, Brennan, Cooper, Reece and Tucker. Predeceased also by parents; stepdaughter, Deborah Sherman; and sister, Elizabeth. Service at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in Julian Poorman Welte Funeral Home, Rockford, with visitation from 11 a.m. to service time. Burial in Willwood Cemetery, Rockford. Military honors will be accorded graveside. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Garrity Funeral Home. For more information, visit garrityfuneralhome .com.


 


 

John Robert Friedmann

McHENRY – John Robert Friedmann, 62, of McHenry, died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at his home., He was born Dec. 16, 1948, in Waukegan to Lawrence E. and Alma Pollock Friedman., He graduated from Antioch High School. He was a member of Ironworkers Local No. 1. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating. He welcomed time with his many nieces and nephews. He wintered at his home in Del Ray Beach, Fla., and lived in McHenry the rest of the year, spending time with his many friends., He is survived by three sisters, Mary (Mark) Ellis of Sun Prairie, Wis., Nancy (Donald) Schrieber of Gurnee and Judith (Joseph) Trujillo of Las Vegas; a brother, Richard (Alice) Friedman of Huntsville, Ark.; a sister-in-law, Micki Friedman; and his nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Lawrence "Ed" (the late Lorraine) Friedman and Charles Anthony Friedman., A memorial visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Foundation Fighting Blindness,, For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-0063.


 


 

John Trummer

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

URBANA – John Trummer, 79, of Urbana passed away at 3:10 a.m. Wednesday (May 11, 2011) at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana. read more


 


 

Jones, Adrian

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Adrian Jones, age 81, of Wilmette, formerly of London, England, at home with the Lord on May 11. Loving husband of the late Myungsook; cherished .....


 


 

Joseph Bernicky

Bernicky, Joseph J. Passed away suddenly after a brief illness, Friday, May 13, 2011 at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center. Age 67. Survived by his living wife of 38 years Pattie (nee Rambo) Bernicky, a daughter Deanna Bernicky and a son Jason (Terese) Bernicky. Four grandchildren Jerod, Nolan, Annabel and Jasper Bernicky. Three brothers Louis (Joan) Bernicky, Jerry (Donna) Bernicky and Paul Bernicky, two sisters Cleona Menser and Anngennette Frederickson; a brother-in-law Charles "Dick" Rambo and sister-in-law Marlene Burkhart. Also numerous nieces and nephews survive. Preceded in death by a brother Robert Bernicky, sister Nancy Wheeler and a sister-in-law Charlene Carpenter. Retied from Sharp Homes as a laborer. An avid Nascar Fan, he enjoyed fishing and collecting Hot Wheel Cars. Funeral services will be held at the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Road, Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 11:00 AM. Visitation Monday from 4-8 PM.


 


 

Josephine Gibata

GALVA - Josephine Gibata, 83, Galva, died at 3:35 a.m., Saturday (May 14, 2011) at Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center., Rux Funeral Home in Galva is in charge of arrangements. 


 


 

Julia Howard

Julia A. Howard, 94 ROCKFORD - Julia A. Howard, 94, of Rockford passed away Friday, May 13, 2011, in her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born Jan. 31, 1917, in Rockford to Stanley and Anna (Piecha) Krowczyk. Julia lived all her life in Rockford, and on July 5, 1958, she married Wilson "Willie" B. Howard in Rockford. She was employed as a machinist for more than 20 years at National Lock and also worked at St. Anthony Hospital in the kitchen. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Women's League of St. Stanislaus and Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary. Julia liked to crochet, knit and work with her flowers. Survived by her nieces and nephews; great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; and her ever faithful caregiver, godchild and loving friend, Rhonda Peterson. Predeceased by her parents; husband; three brothers; two sisters; and an infant son, George. The family wishes to thank Passages Hospice for their loving attention and compassionate care, especially Kim and Liz. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 201 Buckbee St., with visitation from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Father Peter Sarnicki will officiate. A luncheon will be served after the service in the church. Burial in Byron Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, send memorials to Passages Hospice, 929 S. Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61108. To share condolences, visit


 


 

KATHRYN ELIZABETH "BETTY" DUTTON

Kathryn Elizabeth "Betty" Dutton, 96, longtime resident of Sycamore, Ill., passed away peacefully April 26, 2011, in Sun City West, Ariz., Born Oct. 26, 1914, in Oak Park, she attended, , where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1936. She met her husband of 61 years, George E. Dutton, at Beloit and settled in Sycamore after their marriage; George predeceased her in 1999., Betty was active in many organizations over the years including P.E.O. and Federated Church, and took great pride in overseeing the philanthropic support provided to various local charities through the George E. and Betty B. Dutton Foundation, created in 1995. She loved her family and enjoyed the opportunities to gather with them for holidays in Denver, Tulsa and Michigan., She is survived by her sons, David G. (Cheryl) Dutton of Denver, Colo., and James W. (Sally) Dutton of Tulsa, Okla.; grandchildren, Andrew (Bartley) Dutton of Denver, Bradley (Bridget) Dutton of Boston, Mass., Lindsay (Trey) Ruthven of Mashpee, Mass., and John (Greta) Dutton of Zionsville, Ind.; and great-grandchildren, Ella Dutton, Ben Dutton, Charlotte Dutton, Sarah Ruthven, Hayden Ruthven, Kate Dutton and Abby Dutton., A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Federated Church, 612 W. State St., Sycamore., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to DeKalb Community Foundation (George and Betty Dutton Fund), 2600 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178; Anchor Center for Blind Children, 2550 Roslyn St., Denver, CO 80238; or Congregational Summer Assembly Pilgrim Fund, c/o Jim Royle, 5660 Hacienda Court, Saginaw, MI 48638., For information, visit, or call 815-756-1022.


 


 

KAWKA, RICHARD J.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Richard J. Kawka, age 80, of Roselle, died May 12, 2011; beloved husband of Alice (nee Kotlarz) for 51 years; loving father of Kristina ..... 


 


 

KEATING, BERNARD J.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Bernard J. Keating, age 81. Dearest husband of Catherine M. Keating, nee Hughes; loving father of James, Maureen, Caryn, Patrick, Marianne, William and Colleen; dear .....


 


 

KEVIN J. KAGE

Kevin J. Kage, 33, of Rockford, Ill., died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He was born Oct. 22, 1977, in Hinsdale, the son of Stephan and Lisa (Winkler) Kage., Kevin was an accomplished composer, singer and writer. He had some of his short stories published and sang the National Anthem at the Chicago Cubs game. At a young age, he was the Illinois poster child for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He was extremely bright and will be remembered for the "special hat" that he loved to wear., Kevin is survived by his mother, Lisa Kage; one brother, Nathaniel Kage, both of Rockford; and numerous aunts, uncles, great aunts and uncles, cousins and many dear friends., He was preceded in death by his father; and his grandparents., A memorial visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the local family-owned and -operated, Slater-Butala Funeral Home of Genoa., Memorials can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in care of the Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main, Genoa, IL 60135. For information, visit, or call 815-784-5191.


 


 

KLEINER, ZAK

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Zak Kleiner, age 27, of Park Ridge; loving partner of Sandi Caldrone; beloved son of Bob and Laura; cherished brother of Rob and Lindsay. Visitation .....


 


 

KOKENES, CHRISTOPHER J.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM

Christopher J. Kokenes, age 42, at rest May 10, 2011; beloved son of John and Maria Kokenes, nee Sechovec; loving brother and uncle. Funeral services ..... 


 


 

KOLO, CONSTANCE

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Constance "Connie" Kolo, nee Dasaky, age 81; beloved wife of the late Eugene; devoted mother of Janet Kolo; loving sister of Corrine Dasaky Fletcher. Funeral .....


 


 

KOTZ, MARION

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Marion Kotz, nee Pohlit , beloved wife of the late Anthony A.; cherished mother of the late Nettie (Ronald) Rasner; loving grandmother of Ruthie (Thaddeus) .....


 


 

KOVALL, JULIA

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Julia Kovall, nee Lentek, beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of JoAnn (William) Kobart, Janet Toungett, Joseph and the late Jacklyn Dotson; cherished ..... 


 


 

KREML, EUGENE EDWARD

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Eugene (Gene) Edward Kreml, age 95, formerly of Riverside and LaGrange Park, passed away peacefully May 5, 2011. He had been residing in Lauderdale by ..... 


 


 

KRUSE, THOMAS R.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Thomas R. Kruse, age 45, of Huntley, formerly of Buffalo Grove. Beloved husband of Theresa, nee Wypych; loving father of Jeffrey; beloved son of Mary ..... 


 


 

Karen Bottorf

KAREN L. BOTTORF, 68 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Karen L. Bottorf, 68, passed away Friday, May 13, 2011, in her home, surrounded by her loving family in Fort Wayne. Born in Rockford, Ill., she spent her life devoted to her family and worked hard to raise her two sons. She was a former member and youth group leader for many years at Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church and a current member of Saint Joseph United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her family and traveling. Karen was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing at her home course, Arlington Park. Survived by husband, Dennis D. Bottorf of Dearborn, Mich.; sons, Jon (Jen Ramo) Bottorf of Indianapolis and Jeff (Tammy) Bottorf of Fort Wayne; granddaughter, Jennifer Bottorf; grandson, Christopher Bottorf; great-grandson, Alex; sisters, Linda Cleveland of Hickory, N.C., and Nancy Pierce of Durham, N.C. Predeceased by parents, William and Janet Ahlgren. Service at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, in DO McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, Pastor Shannon Stringer officiating. Visitation from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, in the funeral home. Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Services of NE Indiana. To sign the guestbook, visit


 


 

Karen Dulka

Dulka, Karen Karen Dulka (nee Stegner), passed away peacefully May 12 at home in Downers Grove surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 23, 1950 in Joliet, grew up in New Lenox and lived most of her adult life in Downers Grove. Graduated from Lincoln-Way Central High School in 1968, Mt. Sinai School of Nursing in 1971, and later earned a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from St. Francis University. She was a dedicated, highly skilled Nurse for over 30 years at Michael Reese Hospital where she worked in the Emergency Room. She not only enjoyed caring for her patients, but also the many close friendships she developed with her coworkers. She loved cooking, nature, and the outdoor activities of kayaking, and walking, jogging and biking the many trails in the area. She is survived by her son Michael and daughter-in-law Kathryn who lovingly cared for her during her illness. Also survived by sisters Janice (Terry) Knowles, Lois (Mark) Sorlie, Naomi Wilkinson, brothers Carl (Phylis) and Mark Stegner and eight nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents James and Ann Lynette Stegner and sister Mary Ann Safstrom. She will be remembered for her spontaneity of life, sense of humor and inspiration to others. Memorial visitation. Sunday, May 15, 2:30 PM until time of service at 3:30 PM at Modell Funeral Home. 7710 E. Cass Avenue, Darien. 630-852-3595 or


 


 

Kathy Lipscomb

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

CHAMPAIGN – Kathy Lipscomb, 49, of Champaign died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday (May 14, 2011) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Perry's Twin City Mortuary Service, Champaign. read more 


 


 

Kenneth Davis

Davis, Kenneth Beloved Husband of Lisa (nee Vandermyde), Dear Father of Gil, Kevin, Leann, James, Kyle, and late Kenneth Loving Son of Barbara (Jose Mellas) and the late James Davis Fond Brother of Barbara Boyd and the late James Davis. Visitation Monday 3-9PM at the Dalcamo Funeral Home, 470 West 26th St., Interment Private 312-842-8681.


 


 

Kenneth Kribs

CHESTER -- Kenneth William Kribs, 87, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, in St. Ann's Healthcare Center., He was born to the late William and Juanita (McGeehee) Kribs on April 8, 1924, in Edwardsville., He married Beulah G. Mudd on Aug. 19, 1946, in Prairie du Rocher. She preceded him in death Oct. 26, 2009., He had been a salesman for Nabisco for 39 years., He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, American Legion Post 487,, Post 3553, Knight of Columbus 3790,, 1629 and Eagles Club Aerie 3252, all in Chester., Survivors include two children and their spouses, Sandra (Steve) Otten and Rodney (Tammy) Kribs, all of Chester; one brother, Father Charles Kribs of Belleville; two sisters, Pam (Kriete) Hollrah of St. Charles, Mo., Joan (Richard) Moran of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Brian (Becky) Otten of Union, Mo., Bradley Otten of Vandalia, Kole (Andi) Kribs of Scott Air Force Base, Madison Kribs of Chester, four great-grandchildren Jozee, Camdyn, Elleigh and Aubrey; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends., He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beulah; stepmother, Grace Kribs; and two brothers, Gary and Lewis Kribs., Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 16, in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chester, with Father Eugene Wojcik officiating. Entombment will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Chester. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 7:30 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, both at Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester., Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or St. Mary's Catholic School., To view this obituary and sign the register book, visit


 


 

Kingsbury, William B.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

William B. "Bill" Kingsbury, Jr., 85, of Elmhurst. Beloved husband of the late Louise G., nee Rutland; fond father of Elizabeth (Gary) Peterson and William ..... 


 


 

Korbal, Mary Laudiose

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Sister Mary Laudiose Korbal, C.S.S.F., died May 12, 2011, in Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL. Beloved member of Felician Sisters Community for 71 years; ..... 


 


 

Kristine Anderson

KRISTINE J. ANDERSON, 48 SEMINOLE, Fla. - Kristine J. Anderson, 48, born in Rockford, Ill., passed away Friday, May 13, 2011, in Largo Medical Hospital. Kristine was part-owner of Anderson Lawn Service. She was involved in the Medieval Renaissance Festival. Survived by husband, William; stepsons, Brian and Shawn Anderson; parents, Carol and Gary Williams; brothers, Douglas Williams (Kim) and Craig Williams (Cindy); mother-in-law, Betty Anderson; sister-in-law, Cindi Hoefke; two dogs and one cat. Predeceased by brother, David, and father-in-law, Donald Anderson. Service at noon Monday, May 16, in Mohn Funeral Home, with visitation from 11 a.m. to service time. For more information, visit


 


 

LAURENCE, ELIZABETH

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Elizabeth "Betty" Laurence, 70, of Huntley, died peacefully at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. A funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, ..... 


 


 

LEIN, ALICE M.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Alice M. Lein, 85, of Kenosha, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at her home. She was born on Nov. 23, 1925 in Chicago, IL; the ..... 


 


 

LESTER, FREDERICK C.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Frederick C. Lester, age 65. Beloved husband of Patricia A. Lester (McJoynt); loving father of Cori Lester and Tim (Dawn) Lester; cherished grandfather of Quinn, .....


 


 

LINDA KAY AVES

Linda Kay Aves, 62, of Creston, Ill., passed away May 8, 2011, surrounded by her family at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb, Ill. She was born June 19, 1948, in Sycamore, to Arthur William Lawrence and Katherine King Lawrence., She graduated from Elisabeth High School in 1966 and Rockford Cosmetology School in 1967. Linda married Norman Ross Aves Nov. 20, 1976, in Kirkland. She did hair for a short stint, then worked at Brodies in DeKalb and then worked for General Electric in DeKalb for more than 25 years. She loved going places, but was unable to get around these last few years, now she is soaring. She cherished her shopping excursions with her great niece Savannah. The next best thing was going to the casinos, trying the good food and playing the slots. She touched so many people in her short life, and will live on through each and every one in her family., She is survived by her husband, Norman Ross Aves of Creston; daughter, Rossi K. Aves of Creston; stepson, Richard Aves of Rockford, foster mother, Anelle Rury of Washington; three sisters, Donna Blanco of DeKalb, Alice Vince Perez of DeKalb and Sandra Lawrence of DeKalb; one brother-in-law, Albert "Sonny" Aves of Kirkland, five nieces, Jonie Johnson, Cathi Blanco, Dawn Aves, Melissa Blanco and Kami Lazaro; seven nephews, Tony Blanco, Brett Campuzano, Craig Campuzano, Greg Aves, Todd Perez, Jonathan Blanco and Steven Lawrence., She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur William Lawrence and Katherine King Lawrence; fosterfather, Val Rury; sister, Rita Campuzano; brother, Arthur Lawrence Jr.; two brother-in-laws, Antonio Blanco and Ronald Aves; one sister-in-law, Edith May Denby; and great nephew, Jaden Aves., A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Ave., Sycamore IL. Visitation from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Pastor Bill Landis to officiate. Coulon-Lyons Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service, 815-562-6872, assisted the family with arrangements., Online condolences can be made at, Memorials can be made to the family.


 


 

LOWE, DOROTHY L.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Dorothy L. Lowe, nee Tetzlaff, age 68, died peacefully and surrounded by love at her home in Wheaton, on May 13, 2011. Dorothy was a ..... 


 


 

Lanny G. Clatt

KAHOKA, Mo. -- Lanny G. Clatt, 71, of Kahoka, died May 14, 2011, in the Clark County Nursing Home, Kahoka. The Wilson Funeral Home, Kahoka, is handling arrangements.


 


 

Larry Bye

LARRY L. BYE, 67 BELVIDERE - Larry L. Bye, 67, of Belvidere passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, at home. Born Nov. 8, 1943, in Belvidere, the son of Leslie and Mildred (Zimmerman) Bye. Attended Belvidere schools. Married Delores L. Booth on Sept. 15, 1962, in Belvidere. Larry was a carpenter, and he worked for Nichols Construction Co., then RCI Construction before retiring. Larry and his brother, Stanley, also ran the Bait Shop on State Street. He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish, hunt and shoot trap. He was one of the original members of Prairie Riders Snowmobile Club. Larry also enjoyed going to auctions, refinishing furniture and gardening. Survived by his son, David (Abigail) Bye of Rockford; grandchildren, Emery and Tyler Bye; brothers, LaVerne (Nancy) Bye and Stanley (Diane) Bye, both of Dunmore, Ky. Predeceased by parents; and wife, Delores. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Belvidere Funeral Home, with the Rev. Gregory L. Carlson officiating. Interment in Highland Garden of Memories. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the funeral home.


 


 

Larry Eugene Grove

STRASBURG - Larry Eugene Grove, 55, Shawnee, Okla., formerly of Strasburg, died Saturday (May 14, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg.


 


 

Larry J. "Butch" Cox

Saturday, May 14, 2011 3:37 PM 

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Laurastine A. Koehl

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

BLOOMINGTON — Laurastine A. Koehl, 86, of Bloomington died at 4:40 p.m. Friday (May 13, 2011) at Heritage Manor, Bloomington.


 


 

Lemaich, Bernice K.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Bernice K. Lemaich, nee Gallagher , 100; beloved wife of the late Martin Connolly and Michael Lemaich; devoted mother of Martin (Judy) Connolly, Joyce Connolly, .....


 


 

Leslie May-O'Brien

May-O'Brien, Leslie A. Age 55, Beloved wife of John O'Brien. Cherished daughter of Lois and the late Richard May. Dear sister of Rick, Daniel (Mary) and Susan (Carl) Dumele. Fond sister-in-law of Peter (Carmen), Tom (Gina), Maureen (Edward) Nash, Margaret (Steve) Kern and Patrick. Survived by many adoring nieces and nephews. Mother of furry child Duncan. Visitation at Cooney Funeral Home, 3918 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago Monday from 9:00 am. to 12:00 Noon. Funeral Service at 12:00 noon. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center/Northwestern University (


 


 

Linda Billsland

Billsland, Linda L. Linda L. Billsland, 59, of Bradford, died May 12, 2011. She was born July 2, 1951 in Newport, Arkansas to the late J.P. And Geneva Walker Modlin. Mrs. Billsland was a member of the Bradford Assembly of God, where she loved worshiping and loved all of her church family dearly. She was a restaurant manager and waitress for many years, and enjoyed cooking and baking, and spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Eric Modlin. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, David E. Billsland; sons, Douglas Allen Billsland, Earl J. DeBerry and wife Tracy, Curtis DeBerry and wife Rebecca, and Shane DeBerry and wife Mary; daughters, Joyce Squire and Jodi King; three brothers, Earl Modlin and wife Connie, Billy D. Modlin and wife Elizabeth, and Lanny Modlin and wife Brenda; and nine grandchildren, one great grandchild as well as a host of other relatives and friends whom she cherished dearly. Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Bald Knob Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the Bradford Assembly of God, Bradford, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a lasting memorial to the Bradford Assembly of God Building Fund, P.O. Box 87 Bradford, Arkansas 72020. Arrangements entrusted to Bald Knob Funeral Home, Bald Knob, Arkansas. Phone: 501-724-6155


 


 

Linda M. Ditto

Linda M. Ditto, 38, of 616 Harrison, died May 11, 2011, in the emergency room of Blessing Hospital. Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Clat Adams Park. The family will be meet with friends following the service until 7 p.m. in the park. The Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


 


 

Lloyd Burnett

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

CHAMPAIGN – Lloyd W. Burnett, 78, passed away at 9:40 a.m. Monday (May 9, 2011) at his home in Champaign. read more


 


 

Lois M. Graham

LAKELAND, Fla. - Mrs. Lois M. Graham, 78, Lakeland, formerly of Galesburg, Ill., died at 11:31 p.m. Friday (May 13, 2011) in Lakeland., Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 


 


 

Louis Hall

LOUIS E. HALL, 75 LAKE ALFRED, Fla. - Louis E. Hall, 75, passed away Easter morning, April 24, 2011, in his home, from cancer. Born Dec. 22, 1935, in Chicago, the son of G. Willard and Phyllis (Moore) Hall. Married Beverly Elliot in October 1955. Louis served in the Navy as a radio mechanic on the USS Allen M. Sumner from March 1955 to 1957 and continued in the Reserves until March 1963. He worked at IBM for many years, lived in Winnebago, Ill., most of his life then retired to central Florida in 1999. Survived by wife, Beverly; daughter, Christine Harms-Saddler of Florida; special daughter-in-law, Julie Cannegietes of Illinois; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents and sons, Glen W. Hall and Craig J. Hall.


 


 

Lyle Jacob Gill

CLINTON - Lyle Jacob Gill, 89, Clinton, died Friday (May 13, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.


 


 

MARCHAM, CHARLES WILLIS

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Charles Willis Marcham, age 76, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Korean War. Beloved son of the late Pearl and John; fond brother of Patrick (Barbara) ..... 


 


 

MASON, JERRY G.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Jerry G. Mason, beloved husband of Eunice, nee Lauter; loving father of Betsy (James), Marcy and Larry (Susan); proud papa of Samantha, Sarah, and ..... 


 


 

MATHER, BRUCE C.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Dr. Bruce C. Mather, Ph.D., age 53, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2011. Memorial Service Monday, May 16, 2011, 10 a.m. University United Methodist .....


 


 

MATHESON, MARILYN

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Marilyn Matheson, nee Beech , of Wheaton, 65, born in Rhondda Valley, Wales. Passed away May 12. Loving wife to Richard; mother to David (Paula) .....


 


 

MAY-O'BRIEN, LESLIE A.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Leslie A. May-O'Brien, age 55, beloved wife of John O'Brien; cherished daughter of Lois and the late Richard May; dear sister of Rick, Daniel (Mary) ..... 


 


 

MIKALAUSKAS, ANNE

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Anne Mikalauskas, nee Paukstis. Beloved wife of the late Edward F.; loving mother of Betty Graves, Marge (Tom) Grabowski and the late Edward P. "Butch;" ..... 


 


 

MILITELLO, ELIZABETH

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Elizabeth "Reno" Militello, 77, a homemaker of Lombard, passed away peacefully on May 12, 2011 at her daughter's home, surrounded by family. Born June 23, .....


 


 

MILLER, BERNARD C.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Bernard C. Miller, "Bernie," 92 years, U.S. Army Veteran, beloved husband of Rose, nee Mazzotti; loving father of Charles Annerino, Jerry Miller, Terri Loftus, ..... 


 


 

MILLER, DOTTIE MAY

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Dottie May Miller, age 83, of Elmhurst; beloved daughter of late Maynard Miller and Dorothy Fouquette, nee Cross; and loving sister of late Maynard "Bud" ..... 


 


 

Madeline "Maddy" Kimpling

LAWRENCEVILLE - Madeline "Maddy" Kimpling, 88, Lawrenceville, formerly of Claremont, died Friday (May 13, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. 


 


 

Madonna Dial

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

CHAMPAIGN – Madonna (Alblinger) Dial, 89, of Champaign died at 7:29 a.m. Friday (May 13, 2011) at Bridle Brook, Mahomet. read more 


 


 

Marcia Howard

Howard, Marcia C. Age 72, (nee Wadley), beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Howard; loving mother of Lisa (Elliott) Monroe and Tina (Jim) Kotrba and the late Vincent Howard; dearest NaNa of Joseph and Justin Kotrba; beloved sister, aunt, and great-aunt to many. Funeral Monday, 9:45 a.m. from the Montclair-Lucania Funeral Home 6901 West Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60634 to St. Pascal Church, Mass 10:30 a.m. Please omit flowers. Interment private Maryhill Cemetery. Visitation Sunday, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.


 


 

Margaret Louise Wingert Petty

OLNEY - Margaret Louise Wingert Petty, 81, Olney, died Saturday (May 14, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney. 


 


 

Margaret Petty

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

OLNEY – Margaret Louise Wingert Petty, 81, of Olney died at 6:50 a.m. Saturday (May 14, 2011) at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney. read more 


 


 

Marinda K. Hillers-Dalcollo

MARINDA K. HILLERS-DALCOLLO, 49, ROCKFORD - Marinda K. Hillers-Dalcollo, 49, of Rockford passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Born July 26, 1961, in Rockford, the daughter of Robert L. and Juanita (Craig) McClure. Marinda was employed at Leading Edge for more than 13 years. She enjoyed working in the yard, her pets and spending time with her family and friends. She was always the first to help. Survivors include mother, Juanita McClure of Rockford; sons, D. Timothy (Melissa) Hillers of Stoughton, Wis., and Zachary Hillers of Rockford; sister, Linda Slavings; niece, Nikki McClure; and nephews, Christopher and Joey Slavings, all of Rockford. Predeceased by her father., Gathering to celebrate the life of Marinda at 1 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Hall of the Victory Homes Co-Op, 56 Senate Drive, Rockford. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Illinois. Express condolences at


 


 

Marion Kotz

Kotz, Marion (nee Pohlit) Beloved wife of the late Anthony A. Cherished mother of the late Nettie (Ronald) Rasner. Loving grandmother of Ruthie (Thaddeus) Panek, Russell (Kim) Rasner and the late Richard Rasner. Great Grandmother of Andrew, Michael, Sarah, Bryn, and Mason. Fond Sister of the late Charles (Josephine), Evelyn (William), John (Irene), Annie (Joseph). Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from 2 to 8 PM at Mount Auburn Funeral Home 4101 S. Oak Park Ave; Stickney, IL 60402/ 708-749-2033. Funeral Wednesday, May 18, 2011 10:00 AM Mass at St. Roman Church 2311 S. Washtenaw Ave; Chicago, IL. 60608. Interment Elmwood Cemetery.


 


 

Marjorie Jayne Bush

Marjorie was born on March 6, 1914, in Plymouth, Ind., a daughter of Milton and Mabel McKinney. She married Robert "Bob" Bush in 1965 in St. Louis. He died May 14, 1976., She was a 1932 graduate of Plymouth High School, Plymouth, Ind., and was employed by J.C. Penney Co. until her marriage in 1938 to Joseph Pippenger (formerly vice president of Gates Radio). They moved to Quincy in 1940, and he preceded her in death. Marge and her husband Bob (electrical engineer) were both employed by Gates Radio, and she was in charge of payroll accounting for 20 years until her retirement in 1969., She was a member of Vermont Street United Methodist Church for 70 years, PEO from 1955-2011, and Bridge Club in Quincy from 1940-2000. Bridge Club was comprised of eight to 10 members who met once a month continuously for 60 years until all the members in their declining years either moved away or died. Marge was also a volunteer at Blessing Hospital., Survivors include a son, Philip McKinney (Margaret "Peg") Pippenger of Seymour, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Kim Young, M.D. of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; grandsons, Rob Pippenger of Baton Rouge, La., Phillip Pippinger Jr. of Evanston, Alex Pippenger of California, and Ben Pippenger of Zurich, Switzerland; and seven great-grandchildren., Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Stephen Joseph Pippenger., SERVICES: 10 a.m. Thursday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Dr. Scott Grulke conducting. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park., VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home., MEMORIALS: PEO or Vermont Street United Methodist Church., ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


 


 

Marjorie Morris

SIMPSON --Marjorie Morris, 89, formerly of Simpson, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, in Lourdes Hospital in Paducah., Arrangements are incomplete in Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. 


 


 

Mark A. Manley

RAMSEY - Mark A. Manley, 44, Ramsey, former Altamont Bleachers employee, died Thursday (May 12, 2011). Memorial Servcies: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Ramsey. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in the church. Burial: Ramsey Cemetery. Arrangements by: Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey. Memorials: to the family. Send condolences:


 


 

Martin Wellwerts

Wellwerts, Martin J. "Marty" Passed away at his residence, Thursday, May 5, 2011. Age 60 years. Survived by his wife of 40 years Teresa M. Wellwerts (nee Simmons), Two sons Michael (Sherri) Wellwerts and Joshua (Susan) Wellwerts. Five grandchildren Bryce, Tyler, Nathan, Rachel and Ryan. Mother Lorraine Wellwerts. Four sisters Gracie Wellwerts, Roxanne Wellwerts, Mary (Jeff) Schatz and LaRose Comelli. Four brothers Andrew, Tony (Carolyn), William (Gael) and Robert (Tammy) Wellwerts. Also survived by nieces, nephew, friends and adopted neighborhood kids. Preceded in death by his father Andrew A. Wellwerts. His sister Shirley Huber. Born in Chicago on August 9, 1950., of the, serving in the U. S. Marine Corps. Marty worked for the CTA for 22 years as a Bus Driver. Retired from Waste Management after 10 years. Private family services have been held. Memorials to the family will be appreciated. Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with full military honors May 20, 2011 at 2:00 P.M.


 


 

Mary Belle Ritter

Ritter, Mary Belle Age 81 of Wilmington, passed away Friday May 13, 2011. Together Mary and her husband Walter Robert Ritter operated and managed Will County Sportsman's Club for numerous years, and later owned and operated Bob's Trading Post Antiques in Wilmington. Mary was also a former employee with Personal Products in Wilmington. Mary is the mother of Robert J. (Jean) Ritter of Morris; grandmother of Jeffrey Ritter of Ohio and Kyle Ritter of Morris and sister to Eleanor (the late Monty) Jenkins of Danville. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Visitation Monday May 16th from 10:30AM until time of funeral 11:30AM at Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington (815/476-2181). Burial Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington. Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Mary's memory to the, for Dementia Research. Guestbook/Info:


 


 

Mary Biedron

Biedron, Mary Helen Mary Helen Biedron, 81, beloved wife of the late Leonard Andrew Biedron passed peacefully from this life May 1, 2011 while at home, surrounded by her children. Mary grew up in Chicago, Illinois near Maplewood & Hirsch, attending Tuley High. Mary and Leonard were united in marriage on November 27, 1947 at Holy Trinity Church. They moved to Melrose Park in 1951. Mary is survived by her sister Ann Romanek; children Leonard Jr., Alan, Cary, Christopher, Andrea Marek, Lori Ann Montelbano; grandchildren Aaron, Kati, Albert and Kerry Biedron and Mick Zito; great grandchildren Christian, Ellexus and Isis Biedron. She was preceded by parents Paul and Sophie (Gadzala) Opiela, siblings Pauline Andreasik and Eugene Opiela. Services were held on Mother's Day in Peshtigo, WI.


 


 

Mary Bye

Mary Jane Bye, 81 BELVIDERE - Mary Jane Bye, 81, of Belvidere died Friday, May 13, 2011, in Northwoods Care Center after a short illness. Mary was born April 17, 1930, to Addison and Hazel (Artz) Buse Sr. She married Merrill J. Bye on Aug, 7, 1949, in Belvidere. Mary worked for National Sewing Machine before her marriage and was a fantastic caregiver to her family. She was a member of the Boone County Fire Protection District 2 women's auxiliary. She loved to tend her flower gardens and bird watch. She was loved and will be missed by her son, Dale Bye; son in-law, Dennis Peaslee; granddaughter, Dawn (Erik) Lutzow; great-granddaughter, Madison Lutzow; special friend, Darlene Carlson; and nieces and nephews. Mary is predeceased by her parents; husband; daughter, Judy Peaslee; sister, Ida Fisk; brothers, Addison and James Buse. Service at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., with the Rev. Allan Buss, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiating. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, in the funeral home. Burial in Shattuck Grove Cemetery. Memorials can be given in care of the Boone County Fire Protection District 2 in Mary's memory. To light a candle or to share a memory, visit


 


 

Mary Darlene Wombles

Mary Darlene Wombles, 82, of 2615 Huntington Rd., Springfield, died May 14, 2011, in the Auburn, Ill., Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is handling arrangements. 


 


 

Mary Ehrsam

Ehrsam, Mary Louise (nee O'Daniel). Age 87, Friday, May 13, 2011 at Rosewood Care Center. Born in Joliet, she was a lifelong resident. Member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church CCW. Surviving are her sons, Don (Ann) Ehrsam and Richard (Sue) Ehrsam; grandchildren, Chris (Vicki) Ehrsam, Matt (Sarah) Ehrsam, Amy (Mike) North, Alyssa Ehrsam, Jennifer (Robert) McEachern, Chris (Liz) VanDyke, and Jennifer (Heath) Littrel 15 great-grandchildren; her dearest friends, Janice Petrukovich, and Bob Stoner; sister-in-law, Louise Ehrsam; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Ehrsam (2007); parents, James and Anna (nee Maday) O'Daniel; two sisters, Evelyn (late Everett) Murray, and Mildred (late Edward) Stachowski; two brothers, James O'Daniel, and Edward O'Daniel. "Bingo Mary" enjoyed crafts and periodically visiting the riverboat casino's, including a few memorable outings at Harrah's. She was a great hostess and a wonderfully warm and social lady. She will be remembered fondly by her family as a very generous and loving woman who will truly be missed. The family would like to send a special thank you to the entire staff at Rosewood Care Center for their friendship and care. Funeral Services for Mary Ehrsam will be Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Ambrose Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to the American Kidney Association would be appreciated. Visitation Monday, 4-8 p.m. at: FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet For information (815) 741-5500


 


 

Mary Elizabeth Meyer

LA BELLE, Mo. -- Mary Elizabeth Meyer, 90, of Poteau, Okla., died May 11, 2011, in Poteau. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in First Christian Church, Poteau. Graveside service and burial will be in LaBelle (Mo.) Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday in the Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.


 


 

Maurice "Pete" Garman

CAMPBELL, Ohio - Col. Maurice "Pete" Garman, 86, Campbell, formerly of Galesburg, Ill., died Wednesday (May 11, 2011) at his home., Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. John Russian Orthodox Church, 305 Struthers Liberty Road, Campbell, OH 44405. Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday at St. John Orthodox Church., Wasko Funeral Home, 216 Coitsville Road, Campbell, OH 44405, is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Maxine Helmer

DU QUOIN -- Maxine Helmer, 86, died at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, in Fair Acres Nursing Home at Du Quoin., Maxine was a homemaker. She was of Catholic faith and was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was also a member of Catholic Daughters of America and a Gold Star member of the American Legion Auxiliary., She was born Dec. 27, 1924, in Sesser, the daughter of Luther and Matilda (Galloway) Morris., She married Peter Max Helmer on June 27, 1963, in Pinckneyville., She is survived by her husband of Du Quoin; three stepsons, Thomas Helmer and family, Daniel Helmer and family, and John Helmer and family, all of Du Quoin; two stepdaughters, Nancy Sheehan and family of Du Quoin and Myrtle Williams and family of Du Quoin; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Cecil Everet Dorsey, who died in the Vietnam War., Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with Father Nick Junker officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery at Du Quoin. The rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the funeral home., Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church and will be accepted at the funeral home., For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit


 


 

Mildred Maxine Wachenheim

Mildred Maxine Wachenheim, 87, of the Good Samaritan Home, formerly of 2512 Lind, died May 13, 2011, in the home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday and until time of services Friday in the funeral home.


 


 

Mildred Niffen

BARRY, Ill. -- Mildred Niffen, 89, of Barry, died in the Barry Community Care Center, Barry. The Niebur Funeral Chapel, Barry, is handling arrangements. 


 


 

Miriam Louise Irelan

Born: Aug. 11, 1924; in Bristol, Ind., Died: May 12, 2011; in Geneva, Miriam Louise Irelan (nee Hagerty), 86, died Thursday, May 12, at Delnor Hospital, Geneva., She was born Aug. 11, 1924, in Bristol, Ind., She is survived by her daughter, Sally Stancati, and her son-in-law, Anthony Stancati, of St. Charles; grandchildren, Angela Stancati (husband Jarid Funderburg) of Geneva, Jennifer Stancati (husband Aaron Aspinwall) of Batavia and Anthony "TJ" Stancati Jr. (wife Marie Stancati) of Wheaton; great-grandson, Augustine "Augie" Aspinwall; daughter-in-law, Kathleen Irelan; grandchildren, Christopher "CJ" Irelan and Andrew (Drew) Irelan of Elkhart, Ind.; Arthur Hagerty (wife Marillyn Hagerty) of Union, Mich.; and nieces and nephews from both families., She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 45 years, Robert O. Irelan of Bristol, Ind.; and her son, John Irelan of Elkhart, Ind.; and parents, Arthur Hagerty and Esther Zeigler Hagerty., A memorial service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Bristol United Methodist Church in Bristol, Ind., Contributions may be made to the St. Charles Public Library, 1 South 6th Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174 or Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, 200 Whitfield Dr., Geneva, IL 60134., Arrangements were handled by Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles. For more information, call the funeral home at 630-584-0060 or visit


 


 

Mrs. Irene B. White*

Mrs. Irene B. White, 92, of Pittsfield, died Friday morning, May 13, 2011, at Eastside Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield., Memorial services will be held at United Methodist Church in Pittsfield at a later date with interment of the cremated remains in Benton., Survivors include a son, Dr. Douglas Jack White (Carol) of Pittsfield; a daughter, Iris Cotton of Chicago; two grandchildren, Alicia Prell (Douglas) of Chicago and Douglas A. White of Pittsfield; and two great-granddaughters, Zoey and Sarah Beth Prell of Chicago. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Jack in 1986; an infant son, Richard in 1939; two brothers, Bill and George Byers; and two sisters, Clara Green and Winona Drake., The family of Mrs. Irene White is being served by Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. Condolences to the family may be sent to


 


 

Myron Sutherd

DECATUR - Myron Sutherd, 79, Decatur, died Friday (May 13, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. 


 


 

NYKIEL, MARY J.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM

Mary J. Nykiel, nee Janeczko , age 92, May 13, 2011. Loving wife of the late Ted W.; beloved mother of Mary Jane Nykiel-Viveros, Anna ..... 


 


 

Nancy McKeigue

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM

MONTICELLO – Nancy Jane McKeigue, 54, of Monticello passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at her residence. read more 


 


 

Nelda J. Stepities

Born Nov. 11, 1924, in Table Grove, Nelda was a daughter of Sterling and Ruth Hendee White., Nelda enjoyed knitting and crocheting and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren., She was employed at Motorola and then as a licensed practical nurse at Blessing Hospital and the Illinois Veterans Home until her retirement., Survivors include three sons, Neil Taylor (Sharen), Lyle Taylor (Beverly) and Tom Graham, all of Quincy; four grandchildren, Kimberly Cognasso (John) of St. Louis, Greg Taylor (Angie Gill) of Franklin, Ind., Mike Taylor of Quincy and Angie Spangler (B.J.) of Quincy; four great-grandchildren, Tony Cognasso (Shawna), Nick Cognasso, Kolton Spangler and Ian Taylor; a great-great-granddaughter, Jaelyn Cognasso; a sister, Dorothy McIntyre of Longmont, Colo.; two brothers, Sterling M. White (Jane) of Medicine Bow, Wyo., and Marvin White (Joan) of Table Grove; and many loving nieces and nephews., Nelda was preceded in death by her parents., SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park., VISITATION: 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the funeral home., MEMORIALS: St. Vincent's Home., ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, Quincy.


 


 

Nial R. Motor Jr.

ROBINSON - Nial R. Motor Jr., 90, Robinson,, Marine Corps veteran and former insurance salesman, died Friday (May 13, 2011). Services: 1 p.m. Monday, Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Robinson New Cemetery, with military services. Memorials: Robinson Youth Baseball.


 


 

Nicholas George Perris

Born: March 5, 1927; in New York City, N.Y., Die: May 4, 2011; in St. Charles, BATAVIA – Nicholas "Nick" George Perris, 84, died on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles due to complications from COPD and pneumonia., Nick was born on March 5, 1927, in New York City, N.Y., to George Perris and Penelope Chrissakis Perris, who immigrated to the United States from Greece. He was very proud of his Greek heritage., Nick was the second of three boys and the family lived in various "cold water flats" in Harlem and later the Bronx. He loved telling stories about his childhood, saying "we were poor, but we didn't know it." During the late 1990s he wrote extensive family histories detailing the adventures, challenges, and triumphs of family life in New York City during the 1920s and 1930s. He described with great relish helping in his father's shoe repair shop, rooftop kite battles, games of stickball, and homemade "push-o" pushcart races of his early years. He also loved talking about how frugal, hardworking, and resourceful people were in those days, traits he continued to exhibit throughout his life., Nick joined the Navy in 1944 and was placed on a submarine tender as a radioman due to his fast typing skills. After World War II ended, Nick was stationed at the U.S. Navy Bureau of Supplies and Accounts in Cleveland, Ohio. It was there that he met Gloria Adams, a "ravishing beauty" working in the payroll department, and instantly fell completely in love. He courted her determinedly and won her over quickly; he proposed 13 days after they met and she accepted. They were married on her birthday, May 4, 1946, and Nick was honorably discharged from the Navy that August., The couple relocated to Chicago in 1946 where Nick attended college classes and Gloria got another job in the Navy payroll department. Nick secured his first full time employment with AB Dick Company in 1951 as a technician, testing lithography equipment. Sadly, this was also the year he lost his beloved father to cancer. During these years in Chicago, Nick and Gloria made some of their best and longest-term friends., In 1956, Gloria gave birth to their daughter, Diane, and while Nick was overjoyed, he also regretted that his father never lived to dote on his granddaughter., The couple relocated to the Chicago suburb of Carpentersville in 1957 and Nick continued to work for AB Dick, where he was promoted to Developmental Engineer. His career took him eventually to Eaton Corporation, where he was promoted to Manager of Information Systems and kept everyone entertained with his collection of humorous cartoons titled "Nick's Cartoon Corner.", During their years in Carpentersville, Nick was completely dedicated to his wife and daughter, and made it his life's purpose to provide for their needs and wants. He would often take additional jobs when the family required more income, in addition to doing all the home and property repairs and maintenance. He was so naturally good at all these things that he became the "go-to" guy in the neighborhood, helping other families with their home projects., He also developed a reputation for being incredibly organized and tidy and took much gentle ribbing through his life from his dear friends in Carpentersville for these traits, which he shared with Gloria. She in turn devoted herself to homemaking and motherhood, and absolutely adored raising Diane with Nick., In 1986, following the death of his mother, the couple moved to Batavia, where Nick proudly bought Gloria what she described as her dream home. They continued to enjoy their lives there until July 31, 1995, when Gloria passed away from cancer. This was a devastating blow, but Nick forwarded on despite being deeply saddened over losing his beloved wife so shortly before his retirement in October of 1995. He found solace, purpose, and new friendships by becoming involved with a local Hospice group, the Weavers. A fall in 2006 limited his mobility but not his humor, helpfulness, and determination to be of service. He continued to reach out to others, find pleasure in the small things, and dote on his daughter until his rejoined Gloria and their beloved dogs Pixie, BJ, Pippin, and Buphie, on the date of what would have been their 65th wedding anniversary., Nick will be remembered and missed always for his unwavering desire to help others, his ability to provide laughter and comfort, and his dedication to family, friends, and animals., Nick is survived by his daughter, Diane Perris of Madison, Wis., and her life partner, Chuck Weidenbach; his nephew, George Perris; George's mother, Irene; his niece, Penny, and her children; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews., He was preceded in death by his father, George Perris; his mother, Penelope (Chrissakis) Perris; his brothers, Pandilis and Angelo Perris; and his wife, Gloria., A memorial service will be held for Nick at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles, following a visitation from 1 to 3 p.m., A heartfelt thanks is given to the caring doctors and nurses at Delnor Hospital and to the staff at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles., Donations in Nick's name may be made to Homes for Endangered and Lost Pets (H.E.L.P) at, , or P.O. Box 972, St. Charles, IL 60174., Arrangements were handled by Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles. For more information, call 630-584-0060 or sign the guest book at


 


 

Norma Davis

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

ARMSTRONG – Norma J. Davis, 83, of Armstrong passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Friday (May 13, 2011) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. read more


 


 

Norma J. Davis

Saturday, May 14, 2011 3:31 PM 

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O'CALLAHAN, ROBERT E.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Robert Emmett O'Callahan of Marysville, WA, died April 25. He was born Jan. 10, 1920 in Chicago and attended St. Mel High School and .....


 


 

O'CONNELL, MICHAEL J.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Michael J. O'Connell Sr., Police Chief of Tinley Park Police Department. Beloved husband of Barbara, nee Oehmen; loving father of Colleen (Fiance Nicholas) O'Connell, Michael ..... 


 


 

O'MEARA, THOMAS M.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Thomas M. O'Meara; beloved son of the late John P. and Rose Mary O'Meara; loving brother of Daniel G. (Lenore) O'Meara and the late John .....


 


 

OBERNDORF, CAROLYN S.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Carolyn S. Oberndorf, nee Spero, beloved wife of the late John; devoted mother of Lynn (Alan) Stone and Joan (Jordan Grauer) Oberndorf; proud grandmother .....


 


 

OBERWETTER, BRITA T.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Brita Oberwetter, nee Tungesvik , 88, resident of Lombard, IL, emigrated to the United States in 1950 from Norway. Beloved wife to Arthur; and ..... 


 


 

OBITUARY: Shirley M. Heid

Saturday, May 14, 2011 10:36 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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PAOLELLA, BETTY

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Betty Paolella, formerly of Roselle, nee Hall ; beloved wife of the late Joseph; devoted mother of Joseph, John, Jim (Paula) and Mary Paolella; dear .....


 


 

PENDER, DOLORES H.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Dolores H. Pender, nee Paluch , beloved wife of the late James H. Pender Sr.; loving mother of James Jr. (Liz) Pender, Timothy (Tina) Pender, ..... 


 


 

PETERSON, BETTY L.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Betty L. Peterson, nee Jennings , beloved wife of the late Alvin Eugene "Pete" Peterson; loving mother of Terry E. Peterson, Kristin S. (Robert) Lyons ..... 


 


 

PIWNICKI, ANITA M.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Anita M. Piwnicki, nee Birtcher , beloved wife of Steve; loving mom of Mickey, Stephanie Ingram, David (Roberta), Ronald (Karen) and Denise (Harry) Sikma; caring ..... 


 


 

POKORNY, MYRTLE L.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Myrtle Lillian Pokorny was born in Roseland, a suburb of Chicago, IL on Nov. 12, 1924 to Albert and Kathryn Taylor. She grew up ..... 


 


 

PRIZANT, JEROME M.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Jerome M. Prizant, husband and sole mate to his beloved Ruth, nee Michelson; loving father of Yvette (Richard) Cusack, Sanford (Julianne) Prizant, Lesley Prizant .....


 


 

Pastor Terry Lynn Bailey

LAKE CITY - Pastor Terry Lynn Bailey, 64, of Lake City went to his Heavenly home 5:58 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD after a courageous battle with cancer. A service to celebrate his life and ministry will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Prairie View Baptist Church, Lake City. Dr. Ernest Gambrell, officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011 at the church. Burial will be in Hewitt Cemetery, Lovington. Arrangements were made by McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Lovington. Memorial contributions suggested to Fundamental Baptist Worldwide Missions, Memphis, TN. Pastor Bailey was born November 8, 1946 in Decatur. He was the son of Chuck and Viola (Grubb) Good. He married Patricia L. Broutin on March 2, 1968. He served as youth pastor at Prairie View Baptist Church and then moved to Immanuel Baptist Church in Ft. Pierce, FL. He pastored Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lancaster, OH and most recently has been pastor of Prairie View Baptist Church since 1992. Surviving are his wife, Patricia; daughter Nova Lee and husband Johnny; grandsons, Zachary and Jonathan Lee; brother, Terry Ray (Frances) Good; sisters, Vicki (Robert) Fryman, Deris Inman and Cindy Davis. Also surviving are his close family Michael Siefert (foreign exchange student he claimed as his son), Florine Hadden-Heim, Richard and Marjorie Broutin and family, Rand and Judy Broutin and family, and Mary "Skeeze" Broutin and many close friends here and abroad. He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Condolences may be offered to the family at, . Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

Patricia A. Alexander

DECATUR - Patricia A. Alexander, 66, Decatur, former Sears, Roebuck and Co. credit manager, died Tuesday (May 10, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, with "Flight Home" ceremony. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Monday. Memorials: Barnes-Jewish Hospital Lung Transplant Unit. Send condolences:


 


 

Pearl L. (Runyen) Boyles

Pearl was born April 27, 1931, in Maroa to the late Clarence and Emmer (Feutz) Runyen. She enjoyed doing puzzles, playing computer games and visiting with family and friends., Pearl is survived by six daughters, Carolyn Burd of Lincoln, Neb., Renita Peters of Mendon, Debra Jenkins and companion, Chad Burgtorf, of Quincy, Susan Baird of Quincy, Tracy Kendrick of Mendon and Tena Barry and her husband, Monte, of Ursa; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence Runyen and his wife, Viola, of Decatur and Charles Runyen and his wife, Judy, of Oreana; and one sister, Deloris Ensminger of Mendon., She was preceded in death by one grandson, Chad; three brothers; and two sisters., SERVICES: 10 a.m. Monday in the Hunter Funeral Home, Mendon. Burial will be in the New Loraine Cemetery in Loraine., VISITATION: From 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home., or Blessing Foundation for Hospice., ARRANGEMENTS: Hunter Funeral Home, Mendon.


 


 

Peter Wisniewski

Wisniewski, Peter Peter Wisniewski, age 93, late of Shorewood, died May 4, 2011 at Provena Villa Franciscan Nursing Home. Born in Joliet, he retired from the City of Joliet Fire Department after 20 years of service. He is survived by his daughters Carol (Charles) Delehanty, Constance Kohl, and Gertrude (Richard) McDowell, his grandchildren Chris (Greg) Offerman, Kim (Dwayne) Killian, Richard (Ardean) McDowell, Russell (Beth) McDowell, Robby (Jennifer) McDowell, Rhonda (Brian) Arnold, Danielle Kohl, and Adrita (Andy) Albright, his sisters Eleonore (Robert) Lang of Worth, Il, Helen (late Gilbert) Homeier of Chippewa Falls, WI, and Victoria Nilson of Loveland, CO. He is also survived by special friends Marty and Ellen Pavelek, and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Peter was preceded in death by his first wife Genevieve in 1957, his second wife Catherine in 2006, his parents Alexander and Anna, sisters Ann Barney, Julie Starcevich, and Mary Salinas, a brother Edward, and 2 brothers in infancy. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps #619 in the 1930's, was a member of Joliet Local & Illinois Association of Retired Firefighters, Moose Lodge #300,, #296, Eagles Lodge, Ohio A.C., and was a Life Member of East Side A.C. Peter enjoyed tournament card playing (euchre, pinochle, and poker) and tournament softball and handball. For 40 years he enjoyed spending Winter months in Mexico or Hawaii. His final request was to have no visitation or services and donate his body to the Anatomical Gift Association for medical research. Those wishing to leave a lasting tribute in Peter's name may make donations to Provena Villa Franciscan Nursing Home or Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle Joliet, IL 60431-8313. Arrangements by:


 


 

Phillip Charles Fellger

GALESBURG - Mr. Phillip Charles Fellger, 85, 275 E Carl Sandburg Drive, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011., He was born June 11, 1925, in Chicago to Albert and Rose Fellger. He married Harriet J. Smykowski in Chicago on Oct. 30, 1977. She preceded him in death on March 29, 2009., He is survived by a son, Albert Fellger of Galva; four daughters, Linda and son-in-law Mike Miller of Kewanee, Susan Fellger of Chicago, June Fontana of Addison and Connie and son-in-law Allan Wolf of Baltimore, Md.; 21 grandchildren including his beloved granddaughter, Charlie and her husband Ken Brooks; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren., He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip "Butch" Fellger, a son-in-law, Jerry Fontana and a granddaughter, Rusty Marie Miller., Phillip served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict., He was a truck driver. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Geneseo., There will be no public services. Memorials may be made to Harbor Lights Hospice. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

ROBINSON, DONNA M.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Donna M. Robinson, age 69; beloved wife of Bob; loving mother of Ann (John) Morrow, Valerie ( Chris) Hackett and Claire Robinson; devoted grandmother of ..... 


 


 

ROZANSKI, FRANK T.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Frank T. Rozanski, Vietnam Veteran, beloved husband of Patti, nee Masters; loving father of Sarah (Eddie) Montesa; dear grandfather of Bishop; fond brother of ..... 


 


 

Ralph Peckler

CARBONDALE -- Ralph Peckler, 93, died at 8:40 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at home., Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home.


 


 

Ralph Phillips

TAMMS -- Ralph Eugene Phillips, 65, formerly of Thebes, passed away at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at his residence., Ralph was born June 27, 1945, at Thebes, son of the late Jesse Phillips and Anna (Wilson) Phillips., Ralph was a member of Crusaders for Christ Church in Mounds, a member of the NAR and a retired farmer., Survivors include his wife, Carol (Wallace) Phillips of Tamms; four sons, Billy Rader of California, Mo., Jesse Rader of Ullin; Donald Alpers of Missouri; and Doug Phillips of Carbondale; one daughter, Debra Dunning of Tamms; a sister, Bernice Range of Panama, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and three brothers., Services for Ralph E. Phillips will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, at Crusaders for Christ Church in Mounds, with Pastor Dennis Clark officiating. Interment will be in Mount Zion Cemetery rural Thebes. Friends may call between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the church., Jones Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of the arrangements.


 


 

Richard G. Schnulle

NEW LISBON, Wis. – Richard G. Schnulle, 66, of New Lisbon Wis., formerly of Woodstock, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at his son's home in Wonder Lake, surrounded by his loving family., He was born July 24, 1944, in Woodstock, to Lester and Vera (Hildebrandt) Schnulle. He married Barbara Titus on June 15, 2002, in Necedah, Wis., He was a veteran and served in the U.S., during the, He worked as a lumber yard foreman at Lamperts Lumber in Mauston, Wis., for many years., As a skilled carpenter by trade, he enjoyed woodworking., He also loved birds and going fishing whenever work would allow. He was the commander of the Camp Douglas Legion Post 133 and held office for the local chapter DAV., He always enjoyed spending time with his loving family, especially his granddaughter., His loving family surrounded and supported him, even throughout his courageous battle with cancer. He will be missed by all who knew him., He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Schnulle; his children, Hope Schnulle and Rodney (Dawn Womack) Schnulle; his granddaughter, KC Ehle; his brothers and sisters, Ronald (Liz) Schnulle, Vernon (Dawn) Schnulle, Fred (Brenda) Schnulle, Larry (Sharon) Schnulle, Robert (Gail) Schnulle, Sharon (Roger) Christianson, Carl (Rose) Schnulle, Harry (Bonnie) Schnulle, Susan (Roger) Stoerp and Paula (Larry) Weidner; as well as many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and friends., He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Luke Schnulle and James Schnulle; three brothers, Edwin Schnulle, William Schnulle and James Schnulle; and two sisters, Sally Schnulle and Sandra Johnson., The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 16, at, Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave., Woodstock. The visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, at the funeral home. A dear friend, Bruce Jefko, will officiate. Burial will be in McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery in Woodstock with military honors provided by the Woodstock, Post 5040 Honors Squad. A memorial service will be held at Camp Douglas Legion at a later date., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Camp Douglas Legion, 101 Main St., Camp Douglas, WI 54618; the Disabled American Veterans, c/o American Legion, 1055 E. State St., Mauston, WI 53948; or to the, , Batavia (Fox Valley) Regional Office, 143 First St., Batavia, IL 60510., For information, call the funeral home at 815-338-1710.


 


 

Richard Mashburn

Saturday, May 14, 2011 11:47 PM 

Richard Leon Mashburn, 71, son of Juliana Mashburn and sister to Ann Lane, both of Jerseyville, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2011, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville. Memorial visitation from 11 a.m., until time of noon Memorial Mass Friday, May...


 


 

Richard S. Martin

Mr. Martin was born Feb. 6, 1923, in Venice, Ill., to Richard and Mildred McMahan Martin. Richard married the love of his life, Doris M. Birtwhistle, on April 6, 1946, in Mishawaka, Ind., , receiving an honorable discharge on April 16, 1946. He received his bachelor of science degree in education from Washington University in 1945., Richard's career at Packaging Corp. of America brought the family to Bloomington, Dixon, Downers Grove and Quincy in llinois, and Marshalltown, Iowa. The couple have lived in Spirit Lake, Iowa, since 1983., Survivors are his wife, Doris; three daughters, Linda (Charlie) Kraut of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Mary (Doug) Ebert of Quincy, and Laurie (Lonnie) Stayton of Elgin; a son, Richard (Martha) Martin of Washington, Mo.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his parents., SERVICES: were at 11 a.m. Thursday in Turner Jennes Funeral Home in Spirit Lake, with interment in St. Margaret's Catholic Cemetery in Spirit Lake., MEMORIALS: Spirit Lake Library, 702 16th St., Spirit Lake, IA 51350., ARRANGEMENTS: Turner Jenness Funeral Home, 1302 Hill Ave., Spirit Lake, Iowa.


 


 

Riordan, William E.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

William E. "Bill" Riordan, age 85, a Lisle, IL resident since 2005, died Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL. .....


 


 

Robert Hartwell

MARION -- U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Robert Hartwell, 25, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at 29 Palms Marine Base in California where he was stationed., Arrangements are incomplete at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. 


 


 

Robert Kirchner

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

URBANA – Friends and professional colleagues are invited to attend a memorial Celebration of Life for Robert G. Kirchner at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 20, at the I Hotel, 1900 S. First St., Champaign. read more


 


 

Robert Lester Markley

DECATUR - Robert Lester Markley, 103, Decatur, retired from Wabash Railroad, died Thursday (May 12, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Visitation: one hour before services. Burial: Graceland Cemetery. Memorials:, . Send condolences:


 


 

Robert R. Auth

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

BLOOMINGTON — Robert R. "Bob" Auth, 84, formerly of Bloomington, passed away Thursday (May 12, 2011) at Boise, Idaho, from complications of ALS.


 


 

Rodney Volkert

Rodney K. Volkert, 61 ROCKFORD - Rodney K. Volkert, 61, died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in SwedishAmerican Hospital. He was born July 10, 1949, in Freeport to Jack and Margaret (Meyer) Volkert. He graduated from Pecatonica High School in 1967. He married Patricia Okeson on Dec. 27, 1975. Rod was in the insurance business for many years. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, being outdoors and his beloved dogs. He is survived by wife, Pat; son, Ryan; grandchildren, Alexandria, Ashley, Allysa and Travis; brothers, Samuel (Kathy), Norman, Tedd (Lori) and Gordon; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by parents; son, Shane; and brother, Scott. Memorial service at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, in Redeemer Lutheran Church, 827 16th St., Rockford, with visitation from 11 a.m. to service time. The Rev. Steve Klemp will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is established. Arrangements by Kenneth L. Countryman Funeral Home, 118 E. Fifth St., Pecatonica. For more information, visit


 


 

Roger Grant

Grant, Roger G. Age 54, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice in Joliet, IL. Survived by his loving wife of 27 years Susan Grant (nee Creagan), his children Michael Grant, Michelle (Thomas) Slattery and James Grant, his grandchildren Chelsea Grant, Chloe Greybill, Nicholas Slattery, John Slattery and Skylar Grant, his parents Charles and Reva Grant, his sister Sharon (Len) Warbiany, his father-in-law Raymond Creagan and late mother-in-law Elaine Creagan. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws. Roger enjoyed boating, fishing, camping and mostly playing his numerous fiddles. His love for bluegrass music inspired him to learn to play the fiddle. He played his fiddle with many great friends in Flora, IL and Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to either the Joliet Area Community Hospice and/or Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University in his name. Visitation will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 3201 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet IL 60431 on Monday, May 16, 2011 from 2-8 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m. Per Roger's wishes cremation rites will be accorded. A "Private" Celebration of Roger's Life will be held at his home on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Online obituary at:, Woodlawn Funeral Home 3201 W. Jefferson Street Joliet, IL 60431 815-725-0100


 


 

Ronald Johnson

DE SOTO -- Ronald Johnson, 69, died at 6:10 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale., Arrangements are incomplete at Huffman Harker Walker Funeral Home of Carbondale.


 


 

Ronald McGettrick

McGettrick, Ronald "Fish" Cherished son of the late William and Margaret. Loving father of Thresa, Ronald (Christine), and Laura, proud grandpa of Ronnie and Rieley McGettrick, dear brother of William, the late Robert (Virginia), the late Thomas (Kathryn) and Nancy and nephew Kevin Micknius, loving uncle of many nieces and nephews. Veteran U.S.M.C. 1st Division, 5th Marines. Owner of Wholesale Distribution Seafood Products. Visitation Monday, May 16, 2011, 3 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 10:15 a.m. from John Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights to St. Terrence Church. Mass 11 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 708-361-4235.


 


 

Ronald Mumper

Mumper, Ronald T. Ronald T. Mumper, Beloved husband of Judi Nee Stout. Loving father of Laura, Daniel (Anna), and JoAnne (David) Schoepke, Pauline And John Stout. Dear grandfather of Joseph. Dear brother of Rev. Edward Mumper, Mary Ellis Clemmons, and Tony Broad. Fond uncle of many. Visitation at Cooney Funeral Home 3918 W. Irving Park Rd. from 4 to 8 P.M. Monday. Memorial Service on Tuesday at Irving Park United Methodist Church 3801 N. Keeler at 11:00 A.M. Cremation Private. Info 773-588-5850


 


 

Rosetta Marsh

Marsh, Rosetta Beal Age 88, died on May 6, 2011, dearly beloved daughter of the late Katie and Oscar Beal; cherished sister of the late Arbell (Oree) Roberts, Bamma (Elliot) Williams, Rose Ella (W. Leroy) Wheaton, Norwood Beal and Oscar Beal, Jr.; dear sister-in-law of Sarah Beal; fond Aunt of many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews; cherished cousin and friend to many. Ms. Marsh was a retired Chicago Public School teacher. Visitation on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. followed by the services at 11:00 a.m. at A.A. Rayner & Sons Funeral Home, 318 E. 71st. Street, Chicago, IL, 773-846-6133. Interment - Evergreen Cemetery, 3401 W. 87th Street, Evergreen Park.


 


 

Ross Philip Padilla

Saturday, May 14, 2011 3:35 PM 

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Roxann Helmig

KARNAK -- Roxann Helmig, 76, died at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at her home., Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak, with the Rev. Steve Heisner officiating. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery in Grand Chain. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday.


 


 

Ruby Arnett

RUBY R. ARNETT, 93 ROCKFORD - Ruby R. Arnett, 93, of Rockford died peacefully Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Medina Manor, Durand. Born Nov. 9, 1917, near Shell Lake, Wis. Ruby graduated from Spooner High School in 1938. She then moved to Chicago with two sisters and a cousin during World War II. She worked at American Manufacturing until she married George H. Arnett in 1950 in Chicago. They moved to Rockford when George became employed with Barber-Colman. Ruby worked for Amerock until the birth of her first child. Ruby then became a full-time mother and homemaker for 25 years. She then returned to the work force and worked for Pierce Chemicals for five years before retiring. She was very involved with church activities, being a Sunday school teacher for 18 years, was in charge of crafts for Vacation Bible School, and was a member of the Ladies Guild. During her retirement Ruby, volunteered at Meet and Eat. She also enjoyed sewing, making stuffed animals for children in need, sewing Barbie clothes, quilts and many of her own clothes, and she loved to paint. Ruby will be sorely missed as an excellent mother and a true Christian. Survived by children, R. Elizabeth A. (William) Holt of Lake Summerset and Phillip T. (Pamela) Arnett of Pecatonica; siblings, Vernon R. (Dolores) Tripp of Spooner, Wis., and Joy J. Parker of St. Paul, Minn.; stepgrandchildren, William H. (Melodie) Holt of Durand, Jacquelyn (Robert) Pryor of Broken Arrow, Okla., Allyn A. (David) Miller of Lake Summerset and Heather L. Pettenger of Rockford; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband; siblings, Opal Carlson, Crystal Stuart and Violet Rucker; and stepgrandson, Bradley Holt. Service at 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, with visitation from 1 p.m. to time of service. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Send condolences at


 


 

Russell Anthony Koch

Mr. Koch was born Sept. 19, 1916, in Brown County, the eighth and youngest child of Albert and Anna Koch, and brother to Raymond Koch, William Koch, Corrine Volk, Bernard Koch, Lena Geisler, Regina Dorocke and Cletus Koch. He grew up on his family farm outside of Mount Sterling., from 1942 through 1945, in Valdosta, Ga. Russell married Rosalee Gramke of Liberty Nov. 8, 1945, in Valdosta, following the end of World War II., Russell was engaged full-time in family farming for his entire career, with a focus on raising black Angus beef cattle as well as selling Grade-A milk from his herd of Holsteins to Prairie Farms Dairy. Russell and Rosalee resided on their family farm outside of Mount Sterling for most of their lives and raised six children. In 1995 they moved to Quincy., Russell had a very strong faith, and was very active in the Roman Catholic church in both Mount Sterling and Quincy. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and was an usher as well as a leader for many years of the Nocturnal Adoration Society at St. Joseph Parish in Mount Sterling (now Holy Family Catholic Church)., Russell was the proud parent of, and is survived by, Russell Eugene Koch, of Oklahoma City, Okla., Daniel Koch and his wife, Barb, of Dardenne Prairie, Mo., Linda Kolostov and her husband, Peter, of Columbia, Mo., Stephen Koch of Tampa, Fla., Joseph Koch and his wife, Colleen, of Jacksonville and Christopher Koch of Bloomington. He was also the very proud grandparent of nine grandchildren, and great grandparent of five great-grandchildren., Russell was preceded in death by his beloved wife Rosalee, who died Nov. 1, 2005., SERVICES: 10 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Family Catholic Church, Mount Sterling, with the Rev. Thomas Henseler conducting. Burial and a military service will be in Mount Sterling Catholic Cemetery. Cards of sympathy may be sent to the family care of either Christopher Koch at 19528 Briar Drive, Bloomington, IL 61705, Joseph Koch at 1662 Wolf Road, Chapin, IL 62628, Stephen Koch at 109 Running Horse Road, Seffner, FL 33584, Linda Kolostov at 1504 Pickford Place, Columbia, MO 65203, Daniel Koch at 338 Trailhead Way, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368, or Russell E. Koch at 2617 Berry Road, Norman, OK 73070., VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 8 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, with a rosary service conducted at the end of visitation Monday., MEMORIALS: Holy Family Catholic Church, Mount Sterling., ARRANGEMENTS: Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling.


 


 

Russell Anthony Koch*

Russell Anthony Koch, 94, a resident of Parc Provence Nursing Home in Creve Coeur, Mo. and formerly of Mount Sterling and Quincy, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at the nursing home. Mr. Koch was born Sept. 19, 1916, in Brown County, the eighth and youngest child of Albert and Anna Koch, and brother to Raymond Koch, William Koch, Corrine Volk, Bernard Koch, Lena Geisler, Regina Dorocke and Cletus Koch. He grew up on his family farm outside of Mount Sterling. Russell served with distinction in the United States Air Force during WWII from 1942 through 1945, in Valdosta, Ga. Russell married Rosalee Gramke of Liberty on Nov. 8, 1945, in Valdosta, Ga. following the end of WWII. Russell was engaged full-time in family farming for his entire career with a focus on raising Black Angus beef cattle as well as selling Grade-A milk from his herd of Holsteins to Prairie Farms Dairy. Russell and Rosalee resided on their family farm outside of Mount Sterling for most of their lives and raised six children. In 1995, they moved to Quincy. Russell had a very strong faith and was very active in the Roman Catholic Church in both Mount Sterling and Quincy. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and was both an usher as well a leader for many years of the Nocturnal Adoration Society at St. Joseph parish in Mount Sterling (now Holy Family Catholic Church). Russell was the proud parent of, and is survived by, Russell Eugene Koch, of Oklahoma City, Daniel Koch and his wife Barb of Dardenne Prarie, Mo., Linda Kolostov and her husband Peter of Columbia, Mo., Stephen Koch of Tampa, Fla., Joseph Koch and his wife Colleen of Jacksonville and Christopher Koch of Bloomington. He was also the very proud grandparent of nine grandchildren, and great-grandparent of five great-grandchildren. Russell was preceded in death by his beloved wife Rosalee, who passed away on Nov. 1, 2005. A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mount Sterling, with Father Thomas Henseler officiating. Burial will be at Mount Sterling Catholic Cemetery. A military service will be conducted at the graveside. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling. A rosary service will be conducted at the conclusion of the visitation. Friends may also call from 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mount Sterling. Cards of sympathy may be sent to the family, care of Christopher Koch at 19528 Briar Drive, Bloomington, IL 61705, Joseph Koch at 1662 Wolf Road, Chapin, IL 62628, Stephen Koch at 109 Running Horse Road, Seffner, FL 33584, Linda Kolostov at 1504 Pickford Place, Columbia, MO, 65203, Daniel Koch at 338 Trailhead Way, Dardenne Prarie, MO 63368 or Russell E. Koch at 2617 Berry Road, Norman, OK 73070. Condolences for the family may also be left at www.hendrickerfh.com. The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling is in charge of arrangements., Russell Anthony Koch, 94, a resident of Parc Provence Nursing Home in Creve Coeur, Mo. and formerly of Mount Sterling and Quincy, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at the nursing home., Mr. Koch was born Sept. 19, 1916, in Brown County, the eighth and youngest child of Albert and Anna Koch, and brother to Raymond Koch, William Koch, Corrine Volk, Bernard Koch, Lena Geisler, Regina Dorocke and Cletus Koch. He grew up on his family farm outside of Mount Sterling., Russell served with distinction in the United States Air Force during, from 1942 through 1945, in Valdosta, Ga. Russell married Rosalee Gramke of Liberty on Nov. 8, 1945, in Valdosta, Ga. following the end of WWII. Russell was engaged full-time in family farming for his entire career with a focus on raising Black Angus beef cattle as well as selling Grade-A milk from his herd of Holsteins to Prairie Farms Dairy. Russell and Rosalee resided on their family farm outside of Mount Sterling for most of their lives and raised six children. In 1995, they moved to Quincy., Russell had a very strong faith and was very active in the Roman Catholic Church in both Mount Sterling and Quincy. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and was both an usher as well a leader for many years of the Nocturnal Adoration Society at St. Joseph parish in Mount Sterling (now Holy Family Catholic Church)., Russell was the proud parent of, and is survived by, Russell Eugene Koch, of Oklahoma City, Daniel Koch and his wife Barb of Dardenne Prarie, Mo., Linda Kolostov and her husband Peter of Columbia, Mo., Stephen Koch of Tampa, Fla., Joseph Koch and his wife Colleen of Jacksonville and Christopher Koch of Bloomington. He was also the very proud grandparent of nine grandchildren, and great-grandparent of five great-grandchildren. Russell was preceded in death by his beloved wife Rosalee, who passed away on Nov. 1, 2005., A funeral mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mount Sterling, with Father Thomas Henseler officiating. Burial will be at Mount Sterling Catholic Cemetery. A military service will be conducted at the graveside. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling. A rosary service will be conducted at the conclusion of the visitation. Friends may also call from 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mount Sterling. Cards of sympathy may be sent to the family, care of Christopher Koch at 19528 Briar Drive, Bloomington, IL 61705, Joseph Koch at 1662 Wolf Road, Chapin, IL 62628, Stephen Koch at 109 Running Horse Road, Seffner, FL 33584, Linda Kolostov at 1504 Pickford Place, Columbia, MO, 65203, Daniel Koch at 338 Trailhead Way, Dardenne Prarie, MO 63368 or Russell E. Koch at 2617 Berry Road, Norman, OK 73070. Condolences for the family may also be left at, The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Russell Lyle Schultz

Russell was born Aug. 19, 1927, in Barry, a son of Johnnie Russell and Helen Lucille Kellum Schultz. He married Edith Marie Durst on Jan. 15, 1950, in Center. They celebrated 57 years of marriage in January 2007. She died July 23, 2007., He was a member of the Dover Baptist Church near LaGrange and had served on the Lewis County Fair Board and the Lewis County Pork Producers. He graduated from Palmyra High School in 1944 and had been engaged in farming all of his life., He is survived by two daughters, Shirley Garkie and her husband, Carroll, of Ewing, and Kathyrn Roberts and her husband, Gregory, of Boonville; three sons, James (Jim) Schultz of Kirksville, Johnnie Schultz and his wife, Pam, of Ewing and Jeffrey Schultz and his wife, Amy, of Ewing; grandchildren, Carrie Bliven, Nicholas Garkie, Aaron and Kelly Roberts, Stephanie, Jodie and Julie Schultz, and Austin, Andrew, Avery and Ashton Schultz; great-grandchildren, Colton, Cody, Cooper and Cason Bliven, Annabel Roberts and Haleigh Winter; one sister, Betty Glenn of Lewistown; and several nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents and wife., SERVICES: 2 p.m. Monday in Dover Baptist Church near LaGrange with the Rev. Jordan Whitaker conducting. Burial will be in Dover Cemetery., VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Ball-Davis Funeral Home, Ewing., MEMORIALS: Country Aire Retirement Estates or Dover Cemetery Association., ARRANGEMENTS: Ball-Davis Funeral Home, Ewing.


 


 

Ruth Allen

ANNA -- Ruth Allen, 64, died at 12:36 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, in Union County Hospital in Anna., She was born Feb. 17, 1947, in Alto Pass, the daughter of Howard F. and Helen (Linton) Allen., She is survived by three daughters, Lisa Silliman of Murphysboro, Lois Silliman and Tasha Mealer, both of Anna; two sons, Harold Silliman of Jonesboro and Shawn Silliman of Anna; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Allen of Anna and Doug Allen of Fort Worth, Texas; four sisters, Elizabeth Glasford and Shirley Myers, both of Anna, Patty Dunston of Tamms and Diana Cargill of Dongola; and nieces, nephews and other relatives., She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lara Silliman; one sister, Sue Dixon; and a great-granddaughter, Nevaeh Silliman., Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, with the Rev. Charles Allen officiating. Interment will be in Mission Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the funeral home., To leave online condolences, visit


 


 

Ruth Evelyn Ragsdale

DECATUR - Ruth Evelyn Ragsdale, 90, Decatur, died Friday (May 13, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home North Chapel. 


 


 

SCHWARTZ, BRADLEY

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Bradley "Brad" Schwartz, 49, beloved husband of Tanya, nee Ronchetto; loving and devoted father of Grace and Joshua; adored son of Allen and Helen ..... 


 


 

SERRANO, ANGELIN

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Angelin Serrano, nee Dominguez , beloved wife of the late Jesse Serrano; loving mother of Richard (Hope) Serrano; cherished grandmother of James, Kaithlin (Jon) Marr, ..... 


 


 

SINCLAIR, PEGGY JOYCE

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Peggy Joyce Sinclair, nee Tholen-Besler , of Mt. Prospect, formerly of Norwood Park, entered heaven April 21, 2011. Loving wife of Gordon Sinclair since .....


 


 

SKOREK, CHRISTOPHER S.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Christopher Stanley Skorek, born June 19, 1955 died May 15, 2009. Son of Michalina and Stanislaw Skorek; beloved, son, father, brother. Interred in Maryhill Cemetery. .....


 


 

SMOLER, JEROME B.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Jerome B. Smoler. A memorial service will be held for Jerome B. Smoler, who passed away on Dec. 11, 2010. The service will be ..... 


 


 

SORIA, ABRAHAM

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Abraham Soria, 73, of Chicago, Teamsters Local 705, passed away May 1, 2011. Beloved husband of 51 years to Barbara, nee Keller; proud father ..... 


 


 

STYNOSKI, MICHAEL A.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Michael A. Stynoski, age 58, of Ingleside. Beloved husband of Karen, nee Pilch; loving father of Meredith (Denis) Hernandez of Round Lake, Michael (Krissy Jasper) .....


 


 

SUTTER, KATHLEEN M.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM

Kathleen M. Sutter, nee Hagen , age 55 of Downers Grove. Kath was a main office secretary at Hillcrest Elementary School in Downers Grove. Beloved ..... 


 


 

Sally F. Hill

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

BLOOMINGTON — Sally F. Hill, 58, of Bloomington died at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday (April 26, 2011) at the Greater Peoria Specialty Hospital in Peoria.


 


 

Sandra Dee "Mardis" Miles

DECATUR - Sandra Dee "Mardis" Miles, 49 of Decatur died at 2:32 p.m. Thursday (May 12, 2011) in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday May 18th at Macon County Memorial Park with Rev. Ricky Berg officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at New Beginnings Church of God 2606 Rt. 121 NW Decatur, IL. Precious Memories White Dove Release will conclude the ceremony. Motorcycle riders are encouraged to meet at Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care to follow the "Remembering the Ride" motorcycle hearse to the cemetery. Kick stands up at 9:30 a.m. sharp. Memorials are requested to the family C/O Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care 3085 N. Kandy Lane Decatur, IL. 62526. Sandra was born June 23, 1961 in Decatur daughter of Jimmy D. and Edna M. Pickering Mardis. She was a member of New Beginnings Church. She was Co-Owner of Precious Memories White Dove Release. She worked for Parks Leghorn Eggs until they closed and then worked as a Quality Control Inspector for Decatur Electronics until they moved away from Decatur. Sandra married Columbus O. Miles June 30, 1979, he survives. She is also survived by her daughter Jamie (Josh) Henry, son, Scott Miles, five grandchildren, parents, Jimmy D. and Edna M. Mardis, brother, Jimmy D. (Becky) Mardis all of Decatur. Sandra D. was a great wife, mother, grandmother, daughter and sister and she will be deeply missed. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

Sandra Lindgren

Sandra L. Lindgren, 59 MACHESNEY PARK - Sandra L. Lindgren, 59, of Machesney Park passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011, in her home surrounded by family. Survivors include her husband, Danny; sons, Brian and Tim Lindgren; daughter, Stephanie (Carlos Crout) Salcido; grandchildren, Cody Lindgren, Gabriela and Armando Salcido, Aaliyah Crout; mother and father, Jim and Lucy Bagley; brothers, Jim Jr. and Jason Bagley; nephew, James Bagley III; and nieces, Heather and Hillary Bagley; and sister-in-law, Karla Bagley. Service for family and friends at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park, with visitation from 4 p.m. to service time. Sister Pat Moran will officiate. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. For more information, visit


 


 

Sharon Gillis

BENTON -- Sharon Gillis, 57, died at 4:04 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis., Arrangements are incomplete at Leffler Poulson Funeral Home of Benton. 


 


 

Sharon Holderfield

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

CHARLESTON – Sharon Holderfield, 65, of Charleston died on Friday (May 13, 2011) at home. read more 


 


 

Sharon Kay (Wright) Holderfield

CHARLESTON - Sharon Kay (Wright) Holderfield, 65, Charleston, died Friday (May 13, 2011). Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Adams Funeral Chapel, Charleston. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Roselawn Cemetery, Charleston, at a later date. Memorials: Lake Land College Foundation: David Danner Memorial Scholarship.


 


 

Sharon Rose Chamberlain

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

NORMAL — Sharon Rose Chamberlain, 71, of Normal died at 11:20 a.m. Friday (May 13, 2011) at Heritage Manor, Normal.


 


 

Shirl Lind

Saturday, May 14, 2011 11:48 PM 

Shirl A. Lind, 73, passed away at 9:11 p.m. Monday, May 9, 2011, in Pulaski. She was born April 13, 1938, in Virginia, and resided in Pulaski for most of her life. She loved the St. Louis Cardinals and was a devoted Virginia Tech College football...


 


 

Shirley Heid

Shirley M. Heid, 84 MCCONNELL - Shirley M. Heid, 84, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2011, in Manor Court at Liberty Village of Freeport. She was born Shirley Mae Schuman on Jan. 28, 1927, the only child of Elmer and Agnes Schuman. She attended Hershey Grade School and graduated from Pearl City High School in 1944. She married Ralph Heid on Oct. 12, 1947, in Zion Church, rural Pearl City. Together they farmed, ran Heid Oil Co., raised Airedale dogs and three sons. Shirley was a member of McConnell Methodist Church, McConnell American Legion Auxiliary and McConnell Historical Society. She had artistic talents and loved the outdoors and animals. She had a real green thumb and could make anything grow in a tin can. Over the years, she was a part-time telephone operator, rural mail carrier and an election judge. She is survived by sons, Sherrill (Linda) Heid of Byron and Shelvan (Cindy) Heid of McConnell; daughter-in-law, Kay Heid of Golden, Colo.; grandchildren, Christie (Jeff) Billeter of Byron, Dirk (Dawn) Heid of Genoa, Justin (Nicole) Heid of McConnell, Shawn (Abbie) Heid of Pearl City, Ashlee (Joshua McCarthy) Heid of Peoria, Kaycee and Andy Heid of Fort Collins, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Tracie and Heidie Raine of Byron and Dylan Heid of Genoa. She was preceded in death by parents; husband in 1994; and son, Sherman, in 1989. The family would like to thank the caring staff of Manor Court for their devoted and compassionate care. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in McConnell United Methodist Church, with visitation from 10 a.m. to service time. The Rev. Doug Carroll will officiate. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Leamon Funeral Home, Lena. Interment in Silent Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent at


 


 

Shirley J. Lyles

EDINBURG - Shirley J. Lyles, 84, Sparks, Nev., formerly of Edinburg, retired First National Bank of Dwight secretary, died Tuesday (May 10, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Friday Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Edinburg Cemetery. Send condolences:


 


 

Sister Marilyn Fischer

She was born May 23, 1936, in Quincy, Ill., a daughter of Frank C. and Marie E. Mennel Fischer., She attended St. Mary Elementary School and Notre Dame High School. She and her family were active members of St. Mary Catholic Church. Sr. Marilyn entered the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in 1958. She served as a nursing instructor at St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in Dayton, Ohio. Recognizing her leadership potential, she was asked to serve her religious family in preparing young women to become members of the congregation. In 1976, Sr. Marilyn became a member of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Leadership Team serving four years as a counselor and eight as the minster general. She also served on the boards of the SFP Health System, the SFP Foundation and Changing our World Inc., Sister Marilyn is survived by her siblings, Cynthia Fischer of Quincy, Judy Caspermeyer and her husband, George, of Quincy, Denny Fischer and his wife, Mona, of Quincy, Ronald Fischer and his wife, Jackie, of Springfield and Steve Fischer and his wife, Patty, of Altoona, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Mary Fischer of Quincy. Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives also survive., Sister Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Alan C. Fischer; and a nephew, Jerome Fischer., SERVICES: 11 a.m. memorial Mass in St. Francis Catholic Church conducted by the Rev. James Wheeler, OFM. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery., VISITATION: 10 a.m. until time of services Wednesday in the church., MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers to St. Francis Catholic Church, Quincy Notre Dame or the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Foundation, Inc., 708 Third Ave., Suite 1858, New York, NY 10017., ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.


 


 

Sister Mary Korbal

Korbal, C.S.S.F. Sister Mary Laudiose Died May 12, 2011 in Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL. Beloved Member of Felician Sisters Community for 71 years. Beloved daughter of the late Walter and Stella. Beloved sister of Evelyn, the late Charlotte (the late Thomas Refermat), the late Harry, the late Walter (Rose), the late Dorothy (the late Peter Bardachowski). Many nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm on Sunday, May 15th at the Mother of Good Counsel Convent, 3800 West Peterson Avenue, Chicago, IL. Wake Service at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Monday, May 16th. Commendation will follow at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to Felician Sisters' Retirement Fund, 3800 West Peterson, Chicago, IL 60659 would be appreciated. Thomas K. Moore, Director 312-842-0288


 


 

Smith, Sandra B.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Sandra B. Smith, age 67, of Wilmette. Beloved wife of David H. Smith; loving mother of Mathieu Basic (Justin Libby), Christine Basic, Alien (Geoffrey Brown) .....


 


 

Solberg, Maxine K.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Maxine K. Solberg, age 97, born Dec. 15, 1913, passed away May 13, 2011 after complications following a fall. Beloved wife of the late .....


 


 

Sr. M. Therese Grajek

Grajek, O.S.F., Sr. M. Therese Sr. M. Therese Grajek, O.S.F., formerly Helen Grajek, age 97, member of the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago for 81 years. Devoted daughter of the late Martin and the late Praxeda Grajek; beloved sister of the late Sophie (late Edmund) Grabowski, Lottie (late Frank) Frygier and the late Leonard (late Adeline) Grajek. Visitation Tuesday, 3 7 p.m. at the General Motherhouse, 11400 Theresa Drive, Lemont,. Vigil Service 6:15. Funeral Mass Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 10:30 a.m. Interment Convent Cemetery. Info: Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C. 630-243-3600


 


 

Stefan Korolenko

Korolenko, Stefan Was called home to God on May 2, 2011 at the age of 77. Beloved son of the late Jan and the late Czeslawa (nee Grzesiuk), father of Steven, loving brother of Henryka Buszke, late Casey and late Zofia, uncle of nieces and nepehws. Funeral Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. from the Walter L. Sojka Funeral Home, 1427 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago to Holy Innocents Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Interment Maryhill. Visitation Wednesday 3:00-9:00p.m. 312-666-2673


 


 

Stephen Hutson

Sunday, May 15, 2011 1:00 AM 

Monticello – Stephen Eugene Hutson, 51, of Monticello passed away Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at his residence. read more 


 


 

Strom, Robert Conrad

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Rev. Robert Conrad Strom. In loving memory of Rev. Robert Conrad Strom. Born in Springfield, MO, June 23, 1931, son of the late Blanche .....


 


 

TANNENBAUM, HAZEL

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Hazel Tannenbaum, nee Rosenberg , beloved wife of the late Dr. William; loving mother of Marvella (Don) Casale and William (Dorothea); fond grandmother of .....


 


 

Taylor Shepherd

Shepherd, Taylor D. April 27, 2011. Age 76, of Dekalb, Ill., formerly of Weaverville, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011. Mr. Shepherd was born February 24, 1935, in Buncombe County and was a resident of Illinois for most of his life. He retired from Lyon Metal in Aurora, Ill., after 30 years of service. He was a member of Moose Lodge 781 in Asheville for over 50 years. He was a son of the late Floyd Shepherd and Pansy Lee Maney Shepherd. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Paul Taylor Shepherd, age 2; brothers, James, Kenneth, Blackwell, and Mitchell. Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Mary Ann; daughters, Lori Sanders and husband Max of Scottsbluff, Neb., Patricia McGray and husband Jeff of Somonauk, Ill., Terri Bruner and husband Jack of Sandwich, Ill.; sisters, Phena Shepherd Howie of Thompson, Ga., and Matilda Mae Shepherd Mundy and husband John of Hendersonville; brothers, Rev. Roy Shepherd and wife Ruby, Jack Shepherd and wife Kaye, all of Weaverville, and Walter Shepherd and wife Retha of Warren, Mich.; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. His funeral service was held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2011, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville, with Rev. Billy Murray officiating. Burial was in West Memorial Park.


 


 

VALSTED, ERNA

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Erna Valsted, age 91. Beloved wife of the late Poul; loving mother of Jorgen (Charlotte), Inger (Mike) Kirkwood, Diane (Kevin) Armour and Paul (Maureen); proud .....


 


 

VIEBROCK, MATHIAS J.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Mathias J. Viebrock Jr., age 87, of Western Springs. US Navy Veteran / WWII. Beloved husband of Helen, nee Pike; loving father of Mary .....


 


 

VILLETTA BRUNDAGE

Villetta (Allen) Brundage, 97, went to be with her Lord April 25, 2011., She was born in Milledgeville, Ill., to Orville and Clara Allen. The oldest of five children, she graduated from Milledgeville High School as valedictorian and went on to Illinois State Teachers College in DeKalb. Her 26 years of teaching included everything from a one-room school house, a grade school class in LaGrange, high school at Malta, finishing with teaching second grade and then first, at Lee Elementary. She met her husband, Maurice, while teaching in Malta and they enjoyed 53 years together. She loved her churches – both the Brethren Church of Milledgeville and First Congregational Church of Malta, where she taught Sunday school for many years., Villetta lived in El Paso, Texas, since October 2001., She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor (Rob) Phillips; granddaughter, Sine Phillips; her sisters, Helen Kelly and Ann Millhouse; brother, Orville George (Jean) Allen; nieces, Mickey (James) Jewell, JoAnn Shafer, Catherine Kelly, Roseanne Kelly, Blenda (Barry) Williams, Karen (John) Hiscox, Debbie (Greg) Stubbs, Eileen (Dean) Johnson and Nancy Brundage; and nephews, Allen (Jill) Millhouse and Mark (Caralee) Kelly., She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice, and her sister, Eva Simpson., A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with interment at Malta Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Villetta (Allen) Brundage Memorial Fund, in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115., For information, visit, or call 815-756-1022.


 


 

VISSER, MENNO

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM

Menno Visser, age 91, WWII US Army Veteran, beloved husband for 63 years to the late Bertha, nee Wichers; loving father of Carol (Cal) ..... 


 


 

Valencia L. (Bonnie) Carter

DECATUR - Valencia L. (Bonnie) Carter, 84 of Decatur, IL., died at Decatur Memorial Hospital on May 13, 2011. She was born on April 5, 1927 to loving parents, Willard and Amerial Richardson in Decatur, Illinois. On May 29 1961 she married Rex Carter. He preceded her in death on September 4, 1982. Bonnie is survived by her children: Mary Ann (Tom) Groves of Mt. Zion, IL., Wayne (Cita) Hunter of Bethany, IL., Will (Sharon) Hunter of Anderson, CA., Katie (Harold) Wilson of Clayton, IL., Patty Pispas of Lincoln, IL., Dee Dee (Jerome) Shafer of Decatur, IL., Bob (Debbie) Hunter of Warrensburg, IL., 35 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, 21 great great grandchildren, brothers: Jim (Jenny) Richardson of Aledo, IL., Tom (Dee) Richardson of Warrenton, MO., Mike (Judy) Richardson of Branson, MO., Bob (Karen) Richardson of Musctine, IA., sister-in-law: Ann Richardson of Modesto, CA., brother-in-law: Clarence Young of Northwood, OH., best friends: Bev and Charlie Weeks and special roommate Eloise Bell. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters: Mary Agnes Young, and Beverly Provence, brother: Sonny Richardson and one grandson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday May 18, 2011 at Galillee Baptist Church with Pastor J.J. Harriston officiating. Burial to follow at North Fork Cemetery, Decatur, IL. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday May 17, 2011 and one hour prior to the service at Galillee Baptist Church 3434 Christmas Tree Road, Decatur, IL. The family request casual attire and in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Galillee Baptist Church, McKinley Court Activity Dept., 500 W. McKinley, Decatur, IL. 62526, or DMH Hospice 2300 N. Edward, Decatur, IL. 62526. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of arrangements. The family would like to express a special thank you to the following people: Dr. Totel and staff, DMH 4100 Nursing Staff, the entire nursing staff at McKinley Court and her extended church family. If you were to look up "Bonnie" in the dictionary, behind her name you would find something like this: A woman with a beautiful soul that has touched so many lives in one way or another with, Kindness-she always had it Giving-if she had it and you needed it, she gave it Strength-to give if yours was failing Loving-always there with open arms We could go on and on but there is no point. Anyone who knew Bonnie knew of her attributes. There are few things in this world that are certain, but from her children's point of view there was always a certainty and comfort in our heart knowing Momma always loved us. A mother holds her child's hand for awhile but holds their heart forever. Mom you will always be remembered and missed dearly by all of us. Sign the guestbook at, . Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at, herald-review/


 


 

Virginia J. "Jean" Hanes

DECATUR - Virginia J. "Jean" Hanes, 69, Decatur, died Tuesday (May 10, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. Visitation: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Burial: Boiling Springs Cemetery. Memorials:, . Send condolences:www.dawsonwikoff.com.


 


 

WALLENBERG, STUART WILLIAM

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Stuart Wallenberg, 60, passed away at home on Friday, May 13, 2011. He was preceded by his parents, Helen and Louis Wallenberg; and his .....


 


 

WAREHAN, SUSAN

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Susan Warehan, age 85, formerly of Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect, more recently of Bloomington; wife of the late Robert Warehan; mother of Mary (Steve) ..... 


 


 

Walter Daley Jr.

Daley, Walter J. Jr. Age 84 late of Homer Glen, IL 


 


 

White, Betty Ann

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Betty Ann White, nee Hendricks , 82, formerly of Elmhurst. Beloved wife of Richard "Dick;" mother of James (Nancy), Kathleen (Doug) Slocum, Donald (Mary Gayle), ..... 


 


 

William Stenberg

WILLIAM J. 'BILL' STENBERG, 83 ROCKFORD - William J. "Bill" Stenberg, 83, of Rockford passed away Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Rosewood Care Center. Born May 9, 1928, in Washington, Iowa, the son of Leonard and Verna (Janssen) Stenberg. He was an, veteran. Bill married Janet Milligan on Sept. 14, 1974, in Rockford. He was vice president of operations for John S. Barnes, and after his retirement ran a successful consulting business. Bill was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. Survived by wife, Janet; sons, Rob and Paul; sister, Sandra (Bill) Schmeltzer of Rockford; brother, Jim (Katy) Stenberg of Belvidere; nieces and nephews, Bonnie (Mike) Smith, Steve (Peggy) Bogren, Kim (Jack) Vowell, Brent Stenberg and Mark (Heidi) Stenberg; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Predeceased by his parents; and sister, Jacquie Bogren. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road, with visitation from 4 p.m. to time of service; the Rev. Dr. Loren Nielsen will officiate. Memorials may be made to the American Melanoma Foundation, 4150 Regents Park Row, Suite 300, La Jolla, CA 92037. To share condolences online, visit


 


 

William Y ""Willie"" Anderson

William Y "Willie" Anderson, 89, of Crystal Lake died at home. He was born June 28, 1921 in Kromfors, Sweden to Helmer and Esther (Anderson) Anderson. In 1922, his family passed through Ellis Island and settled in Chicago. On November 26, 1944, he married Lois Anderson., He joined the, Air Corps in 1941 and became a highly decorated veteran of, , receiving over 30 medals including the Silver Star and the French Croix de Guerre. General Eisenhower personally pinned on his Silver Star. He flew a P-51 "Mustang" he named "Swede's Steed" on 126 combat missions. He was a triple Ace, and Sweden's only fighter Ace., He made front page headlines in the Chicago Tribune on June 20th, 1944 when he shot down a German V-1 rocket which he named the "Buzz Bomb". He was the first to ever to do so. During the war he was known as quite a dare-devil----including flying THROUGH the Eiffel Tower in Paris., He returned to the States and instructed cadets at the West Point Military Academy. Many articles and books have been written about him, and he still receives requests for autographed pictures. He is featured prominently in the Aviation Hall of Fame, the Fighter Aces Hall of Fame, and Who's Who in Aviation History., After the war he took his flying skills to United Air Lines. He retired in 1981 as a Boeing-747 Captain. He was very popular with his fellow pilots, and would never hesitate to give them a flying lesson. His famous sense of humor entertained passengers and crews for 36 years. His wife Lois frequently accompanied him on his trips; the Honolulu layovers were a special treat for her., As a father and husband, he was without equal. He adored his wife and pampered her for 66 years. She has nursed him with superhuman care for the last four years. His children and grandchildren took their every problem to "Poppy". He could fix anything, do anything and knew everything. He was the indestructible rock at the center of his family. His brilliance and love have shaped four generations., He was also generous to others with his time. He served as Commander of the Crystal Lake, . and he was a member of the Tebala Shrine in Rockford. He gave many hours of his time and continuous financial support to the Shriner's hospital for crippled and burned children. He was a friend of the late Chancellor of Germany, Conrad Adenauer, worked with F. Lee Bailey, joked with Bob Hope, and sponsored Buzz Aldrin into the Aviation Hall of Fame., He is survived by his wonderful wife and the two daughters he spoiled: Nancy (Paul) Lerner and, Gina (Durant) Carpenter. Also, a son William Anderson, Jr. Six grandchildren: Duffy Godshall, Chad (Stacey) Emigholz, Teresa Turck, Shiloh (Gery) Lee, Rhain Carpenter, and Graham Lerner. Two great-grandsons, Colton Turck and Kaytum Lee., Services will be private., "Willie Y", as he was called during his WWII flying days, was highly regarded throughout United Air Lines both for his skill as a pilot as well as his wit. At his retirement dinner in 1981 he closed his remarks by famously saying: "…and may the wind at your back always be your own". God speed, Willie.


 


 

Winnie Sue Hall

JANESVILLE - Winnie Sue Hall, 63, Janesville, homemaker, died Friday (May 13, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Barkley Funeral Chapel, Toledo. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial: Janesville Cemetery. Memorials: to the family. 


 


 

ZANDER, JOANNE M.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Joanne M. Zander, nee Branigan , 78, at rest May 7, 2011. Loving wife of late Charles A.; loving mother of Judy (Ralph) Levaccare, Janet .....


 


 

ZAUR, SCOTT THOMAS

Sunday, May 15, 2011 2:00 AM 

Scott Thomas Zaur, age 24, of Naperville, died May 13, 2011. Loving son of Michael J. Zaur and Nanci, nee Oehring, Zaur; dear brother .....

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