Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Mary Jane Ackerman
Memorial services for Mary Jane Ackerman, 81, of Palatine, will be held at 11 a.m.today, at St.Anthony Nursing Home chapel, 1201 S.Main St.,Crown Point, Ind.The Rev. 
Myron Lowisz will officiate. 
Mrs.Ackerman passed away Friday, July 3, 1998. She had been a resident of Palatine for 25 years and was a member ofSt.Theresa Catholic Church in Palatine. 
Survivors include her son, Joseph (fiancee, Lori Griffith) Ackerman; daughter, Mary Ann (James) Arendt; grandchildren, Joseph Ackerman Jr., and Stephanie, Matthew and Stephen Arendt; and brother, John Victor. 
Arrangements were made by Burns Funeral Home, Crown Point, Ind. 
For information, (219)769-0044. 

Jorge Alfaro
Jorge Alfaro, 30, of Streamwood, died Sunday, July 5.Arrangements were made by Countryside Funeral Home, Streamwood/Schaumburg, (630/847) 289-8054. 

Robert H. Aschbrenner
Services for Robert H. Aschbrenner, 69, a 31-year resident of Glen Ellyn, will be held at 10 a.m.Thursday, at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E.Roosevelt Road (one block east of Naperville Road), Wheaton. 
Born Feb.17, 1929, in Oak Park, he died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at his home.Interment will be in Clarendon Hills Cemetery. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary Aschbrenner (nee Elliott); children, Roger (Lenore), Debbie and Karen; grandson, Kyle; and brother, Charles Aschbrenner. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Myrtle Aschbrenner. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (630) 668-0016. 

Amy S.Barnes
Services for Amy S.Barnes, 26, of Palatine, will be held at 11 a.m. 
Wednesday, at Meadows Baptist Church, 2401 Kirchoff Rd.,Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. 
Born Sept.10, 1971, in Arlington Heights, she died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood.Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. 
Employed by Teleplus in Addison as a customer service manager, she is survived by her parents, Gary and Leona (nee Clark); brothers, Mark (Kathy) of Rolling Meadows and Scott (Pamela) of Kansas; sister, Nancy (Jim) McDonaugh; and nieces and nephews, Ben, Beth and Andrew Barnes and Megan and Brian McDonaugh. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E.Northwest Hwy.,Arlington Heights. 
Memorials may be made to The National Marfan Foundation or Meadows Baptist Church. 
For information, (847) 253-5423. 

Jack W.Brown
Services for Jack W.Brown, 93, of Wildwood, will be held at 10 a.m. 
Thursday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E.Belvidere Road, Grayslake. 
Born Nov.2, 1904, in the county of York, England, he passed away Saturday, July 4, 1998, at St.Therese Medical Center in Waukegan.Interment will follow the services in Highland Memorial Park, Libertyville. 
During the 1950s and 1960s, Mr. Brown was an amateur radiooperator.He was a member of the Happy Seniors of Round Lake and a former member of the Lake County RACES. 
He is survived by a son, Ronald (Cheryl) Brown of Lake Villa; stepson, Robert (Patricia) Friedle of Isanti, Minn.; two granddaughters, Danielle and Christina Friedle; and a sister. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 1990. 
The family will receive friends at the funeral chapel Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. 
For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Raymond J. Buhrow
Services for Raymond J.Buhrow, 90, of East Dundee, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, East Dundee.The Rev.William P.Yonker will officiate. 
Born May 30, 1908, in Dundee,to Charles and Anna (nee Frier) Buhrow, he died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Heritage Manor, Elgin.Burial will be in Dundee Township Cemetery, East Dundee. 
A resident of Dundee all his life, Mr.Buhrow was also a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, East Dundee, where he served on many committees and was a member of the Immanuel Men'sClub.In addition, he was formerly a member of the Immanuel Lutheran School board for 25 years and a former basketball coach for many years at the school. 
He had worked for Haeger Potteries, Inc.for 42 years, retiring on June 30, 1972, and was also the former basketball coach for the Haeger Potteries basketball team. For 20 years Mr. Buhrow also served as a trustee for the Village of East Dundee, and for many years was a volunteer at Sherman Hospital and Heritage Manor.He was an avid fisherman and sports enthusiast. 
Surviving are his sons, David R. (Elaine) and Ralph (Diane) Buhrow, both of East Dundee; daughter, Kathryn (Charles) Harp of Lake Villa; granddaughters, Debra (David) Swanson, Gail (Dale) Streeter, Tamara (Peter) Nilsen, Jennifer (Alan) Tamburrino and Dorene Harp; grandsons,Thomas (Carolyn) Buhrow, Michael (Renee) Buhrow, David J.Buhrow and Christopher (Nicole) Harp; 10 great-grandchildren; and brother, Harry Buhrow of Janesville, Wis. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Edna E.Buhrow (nee Tarnow) on March 7, 1995. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504W.Main St.,West Dundee, and from 9:30 a.m.until the time of services at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, at the church. 
Please omit flowers.Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church 2000 Building Program Fund. 
For information, (847) 426-3436. 

Kenneth Calow
Services for Kenneth Calow, 71, of Des Plaines, formerly of Leicester, England, will be heldat 7:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. 
Born June 1, 1927, in Leicester, he died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at his home.Burial will be private. 
For 38 years, Mr.Calow had been the purchasing agent for Natural Gas Pipeline Inc.in Lombard. 
Survivors include his wife, Juanita L.Calow (nee Robinson); sons, Geoffrey L. (Pat) Calow of Levittown, Pa.,Gregory P. (Nancy) Calow of Arlington Heights, and Brian S. (Tammy) Calow of Johnsburg, Ill.;daughter, Marion E. (Steve) Kasch of Hanover Park; brother, John (Joyce) Calow of England;and nine grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his sister, June Petty. 
Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. until the time of services at 7:30 p.m.Wednesday, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice. 
Forinformation, (847) 824-5155. 

Thomas B.Clarke
Private services and interment will be held for Thomas B. Clarke, 58, of Arlington Heights. 
Born July 13, 1939, in Chicago, Mr. Clarke died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at the North Chicago Veteran's Administration Medical Center. 
A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, class of 1962, he was the son of F. Russell and Jeanette Clarke of Arlington Heights; brother of Susan Culliton of Arlington Heights; uncle of Christopher (Angela) Culliton of Rolling Meadows and Laura (Rodney) Magnuson of Mount Prospect; and great-uncle of Ian Christopher Culliton. 
Arrangements were made by Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., Arlington Heights. 
For information, (847) 253-0168. 

William B. Elliot 
Prayers for William B. Elliot, 33, of Hoffman Estates, formerly of Elk Grove Village, will be said at 10 a.m. 
Thursday, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S.Arlington Heights Road (three blocks southof Biesterfield Road), Elk Grove Village.Mass will follow at 11 a.m.,at Queen of the Rosary Church, 680 Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village. 
Mr.Elliot died Sunday, July 5, 1998.  Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. 
A firefighter with the Elk Grove Village Fire Department for three years, Mr.Elliot was also a certified EMT and a CPR instructor.He was a 1983 graduate of Elk Grove High School and a 1987 graduate of Western Illinois University.He was a member of the Elk Grove Village Firefighters Association, the Western Illinois University Alumni Association and the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. 
He was the beloved husband of Diane Elliot (nee Pfluger); loving son of William and Eleanor Elliot; caring brother of Lynn and Kristine Elliott; dear grandson of the late Carl and Virginia Corso and Dean Elliot; dear nephew of Connie (the late Charles) Le Brun and Annette (the late Charles) Schwander; son-in-law of Robert and Elaine Pfluger; grandson-in-law of Albert Labunski, Cecilia Pfluger, and the late Nell Labunski and Eugene Pfluger; brother-in-law of David (Elizabeth) Pfluger, Dan (Dawn) Pfluger, Tom (Kathy)Pfluger, Deb (Scott) Seynemeier, Barb (Brian) Fey, John (fiancee Dawn Holsinger) Pfluger, and the late Mark Pfluger; dear cousin of Carol Schwander, Charles (Colette) Le Brun, Dolores (Don) Schmitt, Charles Schwander, Joan Schwander, Alison Schmitt, and Eric Schmitt; and fond uncle of Aaron, Josh, Lauren, Sarah, Amy, Noelle, Grace, Mark, Eric and Rachel. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral chapel. 
Please omit flowers.Memorials may be made to the William B. Elliot Memorial Fund for his wife and unborn child at First Chicago Bank, Elk Grove Village. 
For information, (847) 640-0566. 

June V.Fantozzi (nee Tenney)
June V.Fantozzi (nee Tenney), 74, of Mount Morris, formerly of Lombard, died Sunday, July 5.  Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 629-0094. 

Bonita `Bonnie' Franzen
Memorial services for Bonita `Bonnie' Franzen, 66, of West Dundee, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church, 36w957 Highland Ave.,Elgin.  The Rev. Thomas A. Atamian will officiate. 
Born Feb.12, 1932, in Chicago, the daughter of Wylbur and Thordes Cazel, she died Saturday, July 4, 1998, in her home.Burial will be private in Little Woods Cemetery, Wayne. 
Mrs.Franzen had been a resident of Elgin for more than 25 years before moving to West Dundee two years ago.She was well-known throughout the area as an artist and teacher of art.She was a member of St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church. 
Survivors include her husband, Leonard; two sons, Eric (Cynthia) Franzen of LeRoy, Ill.and Adam Franzen (fiancee, Bianca) of Elgin; two grandchildren, Lindsey and Alexander; her mother, of Florida; and three brothers, Wylbur (Viola) Cazel of Boca Raton, Fla.,Jack (Jane) Cazel of Prospect Heights and Thomas (Sherri) of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 
She was preceded in death by her father. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S.State St., Elgin. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the church. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Lionel Gallegos
Memorial services for Lionel Gallegos, 50, a 31 year resident of Palatine, will be held at 7 p.m.Thursday, at The First Baptist Church of Palatine, 1023 E.Palatine Rd., Palatine. 
Born Nov.1, 1947, in Yuma, Ariz., he died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Lexington Healthcare Center of Schaumburg.  Interment will be private. 
Employed for the past 18 years at Electro-Dynamics in Rolling Meadows, he was the father of Jennifer Gallegosof Roselle and Samantha J. Gallegos of Roselle; brother of Cynthia L.Gallegos of Palatine, Cecilia (Steve) Luna of Alice, Texas, Mary C. (Michael) Newman of Sequin, Texas and the late William D. 
Kennedy; and uncle of one nephew and five nieces. 
Memorial visitation will be from 5 to 6:45 p.m.Thursday, at the church. 
Memorials may be made to Kidney Foundation or Diabetes Association. 
Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Palatine. 
For information, (847) 358-7411. 

Minnie J.Giordano
Services for Minnie J. Giordano (nee Avenatti), 94, of Des Plaines, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Thursday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St.,Des Plaines. 
Born June 24, 1904, in Clinton, Ind., she died Monday, July 6, 1998, at Holy Family Medical Center. 
Burial will be in Glen Oak Cemetery. 
Mrs.Giordano was a custodian for Augustana Hospital in Chicago for 18 years. 
She was the beloved wife of the late Martin Giordano; loving mother of Tony David (Margie) Giordano of Mission, Kan., John L. (Helen) Giordano of Des Plaines and Rosemary (Edward L.)Keller of Arlington Heights; devoted grandmother of six; great-grandmother of 10; and great-great-grandmother of four. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 824-5155. 

Evelyn M. Gormsen
Funeral services for Evelyn M. Gormsen (nee Huber), 79, of Mesa, Ariz.,formerly of Rolling Meadows, will be held at 11 a.m.Thursday, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.,1520 N.Arlington Heights Rd. 
(four blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights.Rev.Michael L. Schnell will officiate. 
Born July 20, 1918, in Chicago, she died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at home.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. 
She was employed by Crawfords in Rolling Meadows as an office manager for more than 28 years before she retired. 
Survivors include her daughter, Carla Jean (Warren) Lundquist of Gilbert, Ariz.; son, Keith W. Gormsen of Rolling Meadows; daughter-in-law, Maureen Gormsen; grandchildren, Dana and Brian Gormsen and Jacob Lundquist; and great-granddaughter, Briana. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of the Valley, 2222 S.Dobson Rd., Suite #401, Mesa, AZ 85202. 
For information, (847)253-0168. 

Laura Heintz
Services for Laura Heintz, 68, of Schaumburg, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 330 W.Golf Road, Schaumburg. 
Born Nov.13, 1930, in Chicago, she died Saturday, July 4, 1998, in Chicago.Burial will be in St.Joseph Cemetery. 
She was the beloved wife of the late Donald J.Heintz; loving mother of Donald R. (Babette) Heintz and Jackie Legan; devoted grandmother of Evan, Kristie and Donald Joseph Heintz, and Karen and Nicole Legan; and dear friend of Leo Ceroni. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 882-5580. 

Juan Hernandez Jr.
Services for Juan Hernandez Jr.,40, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Woodstock, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Yurs Peterson Funeral Home, 209 S.Batavia Ave., Batavia. 
Born July 13, 1957, in San Antonio, to Celia Garcia and Juan Hernandez Sr., he passed away Friday, July 3, 1998, in San Antonio. 
Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock. 
Mr.Hernandez lived most of his life in San Antonio but also lived in Woodstock and was a 1974 graduate of Woodstock High School.He entered the Navy after graduation and served his country for four years. 
He returned to San Antonio to live after leaving the service.Among his special interests, he was an avid Chicago Bears fan.He will be dearly missed by his family. 
Surviving are his mother, Celia Garcia of North Aurora; father, Juan Hernandez Sr.of San Antonio; children, Yvonne Hernandez of California, Juan Hernandez III of San Antonio and Vanessa Pearl of San Antonio; sisters, Norma H. (Joe) Ojeda of North Aurora, Dora (Jim) Wisener of Carpentersville and Nora Alvarez of Carpentersville; brothers, Alex Hernandez of Rockford and Edward Valdez of Elgin; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Petra Marin and Evaristo Garcia. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (630) 879-7900. 

Alvestine Hill
Alvestine Hill, 54, of Elgin.Arrangements were made by O'Connor and Homeier Funeral Home, Elgin, (847) 741-1400. 

Burton W. Kosmen 
Memorial services for Burton W. Kosmen, 71, of Des Plaines, will be held at 7 p.m.Thursday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. 
Born Oct.15, 1926, in Chicago, he died Friday, June 26, 1998, at St. Francis Hospital.Burial was in Union Ridge Cemetery. 
Mr. Kosmen had a master's degree in music from DePaul University.  He served in the Navy during World War II.As a youth he performed in Broadway road companies and in Las Vegas.  He then taught classical music in the Chicago Public School system and in 1977, he became a charter member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.  Mr.  Kosmen was active in politics and ran for local civic office. 
Preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Marjorie Kosmen, he is survived by a cousin, Rae Miller. 
Visitation will be from 6 p.m.until the time of service Thursday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 824-5155. 

Matthew James Kotek
A funeral Mass for Matthew James Kotek, 16, of Vernon Hills, will be held at 11 a.m.Wednesday, at St. 
Mary of Vernon Church. 
Born Dec.14, 1981, in Libertyville, he died Saturday, July 4, 1998, in Galena, Ill.  Burial will be private. 
A junior at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, class of 2000, he was the son of Jim and Diane; brother of Nicholas of Vernon Hills, Kimberly of Vernon Hills and the late Richard; and grandson of Joseph and Lucy Kotek and John and Frances LeStonga.He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p m. today, at A.K. Barnett Funeral Home, 29 E.Route 45, Vernon Hills. 
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund. 
For information, (847) 634-6470. 

Richard James Kotek
A funeral Mass for Richard James Kotek, 19, of Vernon Hills, will be held at 11 a.m.Wednesday, at St. 
Mary of Vernon Church. 
Born Nov.7, 1978, in Libertyville, he died Saturday, July 4, 1998, in Dubuque, Iowa.Burial will be private. 
A 1996 graduate of Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, he was the son of Jim and Diane; brother of Nicholas of Vernon Hills, Kimberly of Vernon Hills and the late Matthew; grandson of Joseph and Lucy Kotek and John and Frances LeStonga; and dear friend and close companion of Nicole Martucci.He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p m. today, at A.K. Barnett Funeral Home, 29 E.Route 45, Vernon Hills. 
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Fund. 
For information, (847) 634-6470. 

Silvia H. Lauver
Services for Silvia H.Lauver, 38, of West Chicago, will be held at 7:30 p.m.today, at Norris-Walen Funeral Home, 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington/Geneva Road), West Chicago.  The Rev.David Haley will officiate. 
Born Aug.13, 1959, in Germany, she passed away suddenly Thursday, July 2, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield.  Burial will be in Germany. 
Mrs. Lauver had resided in West Chicago for the past two years.  She was formerly employed at the Family Style Laundry in West Chicago. 
Survivors include her husband, Chris Lauver; daughters, Sabrina and Elanie, at home; sons, Toby and Chris Jr., at home; parents, Horst and Emmi Fenske of Stuttgart, Germany; sisters, Heide and Dogmar Fenske, both of Germany; and brothers, Ralph and Detteff Fenske, also of Germany. 
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until the time of services at 7:30 p.m.today, at the funeral home. 
For information, (630) 231-0060. 

Douglas Allen Liskey 
Memorial services for Doug Liskey, 24, of Wauconda, formerly of Mount Prospect, will be held from 5 to 9 p.m.Thursday, with prayers being said at 8 p.m., at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E.Rand Rd., Mount Prospect. 
Born Nov.19, 1973, he passed away tragically Sunday, July 5, 1998, due to a motorcycle accident. 
He was a 1991 graduate of John Hersey High School.He also attended Harper Community College and Southern Illinois University.He was employed with Corrpro Companies of Schaumburg. 
He is survived by his parents, Richard and Peggy Liskey of Wauconda; sister, Mickey and brother-in-law, Tony Antonucci also of Wauconda; and grandmother, Marilyn Worseck of Park City, Ill.  He was also blessed with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many close and dear friends. 
For information, (847) 394-2336.

Jacob A.`Jake' Marino
Prayers for Jacob A.`Jake' Marino, 83, a 50 year resident of Rolling Meadows, willbe said at 9:15 a.m. 
Thursday, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. (four blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights. 
Mass will follow at 10 a.m.at St. Colette Church, 3900 Meadow Dr., Rolling Meadows. 
Born Feb.13, 1915, in Duquesne, Pa., he died Monday, July 6, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare Center.Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery. 
He was a barber for 50 years in the Arlington Heights area.He was a member of Knights of Columbus Father Linden Council in Des Plaines, member of St. Colette Men's Club and also served as a volunteer barber at St. Joseph Home for the Elderly in Palatine. 
He was the loving husband of Helen (nee Sabo), whom he married on Nov.18, 1936, in McKeesport, Pa.; dearest father of Jake Marino of Clearwater, Fla., Rose Marino of Rolling Meadows and Anne Scharnagel of El Cajon, Fla.;dearest grandfather of Laura Welch of California, Mike Marino of Utah, Susan Scharnagel of Nevada, Chris Scharnagel of California, Greg Garvey of North Dakota and Graeme Garvey of Missouri; and dear great-grandfather of Jessica and Nicholas. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be given to National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, Inc., 600 S.Federal St.,Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60605. 
For information, (847) 253-0168. 

Mary McIntire
Private funeral services for Mary McIntire, 92, of Elgin, will be held at 1:30 p.m.Wednesday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin. 
The Rev. Dr. Robert Kasper will officiate. 
Born March 7, 1906, in Hungary, to John and Mary (nee Horvath) Drahota, she died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Sherman Hospital.Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park. 
Mrs. McIntire had been a resident of Elgin for most of her life.Before retirement she was employed by Gromers Supermarket. 
Survivors include her son, Louis (Dolores) McIntire of Sebring, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Elaine McIntire of Elgin; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.She is also survived by her sisters, Julia Torok, Helen Dickman and Irene Birkner, all of Elgin. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Louis McIntire, in 1974; son, George McIntire, in 1990; and brother, John Drahota. 
Visitation willbe from 5 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Don R.Miller 
Funeral services for Don R. Miller, 72, of Lake Zurich, formerly a 31-year resident of Des Plaines, will be held at 9:15 a.m.Wednesday, Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W.Central Road at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect, followed by a 10 a.m.Mass at St. Zachary Church. 
Born Nov.8, 1925, in Milton, Pa., he died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at his home.  Interment will be in Maryhill Cemetery. 
Self-employed as a tool and die designer, Mr.Miller was the owner of Don Miller Designs.  He was active in both the Cub and Boy Scouts, and he also coached Midget football and Little League.  He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. 
Survivors include his wife, Genevieve (nee Grempke) Miller; sons, Michael (Dianne) and Kevin (Rae Beth) Miller; daughter, Dawn Miller; grandchildren, Tracy, Dustan, Amanda, Bryce, Sara and Joshua; brothers, Jennings, David and Alan Miller; and sister, Nancy Miller. 
He was preceded in death by his son, Keith Miller; and brother, George Miller. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. 
For information, (847) 255-7800. 

Robert James Mruk
Robert James Mruk, 40, of Lombard, died Sunday, July 5.  Arrangements were made by Knollcrest Funeral Home, Lomabrd, (630) 932-1500. 
Emma T.Nystrom (nee Johansson), 94, of Addison, died Saturday, July 4.   Arrangements were made by Humes Funeral Home, Addison, (630) 628-8808. 

John A. Perry 
Services for John A.Perry, 67, a long time resident of Hoffman Estates, will be held at 11 a.m.Thursday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W.Golf Rd.,Schaumburg. 
Born June 22, 1931, in Chicago, he died Sunday, July 5, 1998, at Columbia Hoffman Estates Medical Center.Burial will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery. 
Mr.Perry was a retired veteran benefits counselor with the U.S. Government with 24 years of service. 
Survivors include his wife, Barbara E.Perry (nee Allen); son, Richard A.;daughters, Patricia L. (Daniel) Machamer and Sandy D. (Joel) Ridle; grandchildren, Patricia and Richard Perry; and brother-inlaw, D.Russell Johns. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 882-5580. 

May Provo
May Provo, 95, of Villa Park, died Sunday, July 5.Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161. 
Dorothy Rosenwinkel (nee Matthews), 95, of Satellite Beach, Fla., formerly of Addison, died Saturday, July 4.  Arrangements were made by Humes Funeral Home, Addison, (630) 628-8808. 

Flora L.Scheel
Services for Flora L.Scheel, 93, will be held at 8:30 p.m. today, at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W.Van Buren, Naperville.  The Rev.Terry McReynolds will officiate. 
Born Sept.16, 1904, in Omaha, Neb., she died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at Brandel Care Center, Northbrook.  Interment will take place at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, in Union Cemetery, Crystal Lake. 
Mrs.Scheel taught school at St. Philip's Lutheran Church School in Chicago for more than 30 years, teaching all eight grades in one room.She also played the organ in the church choir, directed the choir, and was the soloist.She received a degree in library science from Concordia University and served as a librarian at Morton Grove Public Library for 15 years. 
Surviving are her sons, Philip (Nancy) Scheel of Naperville and Len (Catherine) Scheel of Los Alamos, N.M.; brother, Robert (Dottie) Kuehnert of Vacaville, Calif.;grandchildren, Kenneth, Stephen and Deborah; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Maiah and Kayla; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerhart and Clara (nee Erbe) Kuehnert; husband, George Scheel; brothers, the Rev. Edward, Max, Arno and Kurt Kuehnert; and sisters, Lucy Pavlenko, Thea Libby and Paula Kanberg. 
Visitation will be from 6:30 p.m. until the time of services at 8:30 p.m.today, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Hour, St.Louis, MO. 
For information, (630) 355-0264. 

Otto J. Stegemann
A funeral Mass for Otto J. Stegemann of Inverness will be celebrated at 10 a.m.Wednesday, at St. 
Theresa Catholic Church, Palatine. 
Born in 1928, he died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at home.Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. 
Mr.Stegemann came to Chicago from Bonn, Germany, in 1953, with his wife, Hedwig, and their three children.That same year he began what became his lifelong career at General Exhibits and Displays, Inc.Starting as a machinist, he worked his way up into positions of increasing responsibility with the company. 
Over time, his enthusiasm, attention to detail, and dedication, led to his appointment as executive vice president of the company.As his reputation grew, he laid the foundation for what was to become one of the premier museumand tradeshow exhibit builders in the world.In 1984 he purchased the business and became sole owner and chief executive officer. 
Bringing his sons into the business, he moved the company to a much larger facility where the business steadily grew.Otto Stegemann and General Exhibits and Displays became synonymous.  Otto's handshake was more binding than any contract. 
Mr.Stegemann's legacy includes museums all over the world.His projects included many exhibits at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, the Smithsonian Museum of Air and Space, the Hong Kong Museum, the Saudi Arabian Museum of Science and Technology, and the Motorola Corporate Museum, to name just a few.His last three projects, the Long Beach Aquarium, the Petronais Museum of Technology in Kuala Lumpur, and the Motorola Beijing Museum, were just completed this past Spring. 
He is survived by his wife, Hedwig Stegemann (nee Boeckmann); sons, Fred (Kathy), Gerhard (Theresa) and George (Ellen); daughter, Christel (Philip) Kedzie; grandchildren, Erik (Charissa), Mark, Heida, Bridget, Alex, Noreen, Stephen, Karl and Emily; and sisters, Agnes (Theo) Czok of Chicago, Hedwig Dernac and Anna Stegemann. 
He was preceded in death by his brother, Georg Stegemann of Germany; and sister, Maria Stegemann of Germany. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E.Northwest Highway, Palatine. 
Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice, 1550 N.Northwest Highway, Suite #220, Park Ridge, IL 60068. 
For information, (847) 359-8020. 

Mary Sterba
Graveside services for Mary Sterba (nee Markancek), 83, a resident of Mount Prospect for 30 years, will be held at 10 a.m. today, at All Saints Cemetery, River and Central Rds., Des Plaines. 
Born June 3, 1915, in Pennsylvania, Mrs.Sterba died Friday, July 3, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital. 
A long time parishoner ofSt.Cecilia Church in Mount Prospect, she was the wife of the late Anthony J. 
Sterba; sister of Anne Buhrke of Arlington Heights and Veronica Crist of Lacey, Wash.;and aunt of many nieces and nephews. 
Arrangements were made by Matz Funeral Home, Mount Prospect. 
For information, (847) 394-2336. 

Betty F.Weselak (nee Bauer)
Betty F.Weselak (nee Bauer), 89, of Lombard, formerly of Berwyn, died Saturday, July 4.Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 629-0094. 

Hilda Sweet Wilson
A memorial Mass for Hilda Sweet Wilson, 87, of St.Charles, will be celebrated at 10 a.m.today, at St. 
Patrick's Church, 408 Cedar St., St. Charles, with Fr.Joseph B.Linster officiating. 
Born April 25, 1911, in New Vienna, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (nee Hageman) Oberbrockling, she died Saturday, July4, 1998, at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva. 
Burial will be in Whitney Cemetery, St.Charles. 
Hilda had made her home in St. Charles for the past 41 years.She retired from Colson's Department Store in St.Charles after 31 years of service to generations of children.She was very knowledgeable concerning the childrens department and was very helpful, especially to mothers, in choosing just the right size or color of clothing.Hilda was also a devoted Cubs fan. 
She is survived by her children, Tom (Nanci) Sweet of St.Charles and Nancy (Ed) Roehling of Litchfield Park, Ariz.;her beloved grandchildren, Julie Sweet of Woodridge, Patti (Eliot) Kaufman of Golden, Colo., Tom (Debbie) Sweet of St.Charles, Susan (Frank) Buysse of Bellevue, Wash.,Sandy Roehling of Redlands, Calif.and Steve Roehling of Tempe, Ariz.;two great-grandsons, Jacob and Thomas; her sisters, Silvia Biehl of Monticello, Iowa, ClaraLeigh of Dyersville, Iowa and Alice Kinister of Milwaukee, Wis.;and brother, Leonard Oberbrockling of Odgen, Utah. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron Sweet; a brother, Gilbert Oberbroeckling; and her sister, Loretta Lucas. 
Contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Church (address listed above). 
Arrangements were made by Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St., St.Charles. 
For information, (630) 584-2000 or www.Norris FH.com 

Rueben L.Wucki
Services for Rueben L.Wucki, 62, of Gilberts, formerly of Carpentersville, will be held at 11:30 a.m.today, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee. 
Born July 15, 1935, in Marshfield, Wis., he died Saturday, July 4, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin.Burial will be in River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee. 
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Shirley A.Wucki (nee Jungers), whom he married July 16, 1955; sons, Michael (Jeanie) Wucki of Genoa and Robert (Dawn) Wucki of Marengo; daughters, Michelle Wucki of Gilberts and Robin (Michael) Elston of South Elgin; mother, Emma Wucki (nee Perner) of Babcock, Wis.; brothers, Roger and Ronald Wucki, both of Babcock; and 11 grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Wucki. 
Visitation was Monday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 426-3436.


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