Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Arthur H. Jahnke
Arthur H. Jahnke, 89, of Largo, Fla., died Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at home. 
He worked as an auto body repairman at Schaufle Brothers and Collins Garage in Barrington for many years. 
42 years ago he moved to Florida.  He also worked as an auto body repairman in the Central Garage in St.Petersburg, Fla. 
Survivors include his daughter, Doris (Jim) Malone of Largo, Fla.; brothers, Ray H. Jahnke of Barrington and Warren Jahnke of Vista, Calif.;one grandson; and one greatgranddaughter. 

William J. Dwyer
Prayers for William J. Dwyer, 71, of Arlington Heights and a resident of Good Shepherd Manor in Momence, Ill., will be said at 9 a.m. Thursday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights.  Mass will follow at 9:30 a.m., at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 440 S. Mitchell. 
Born March 25, 1927, in Oak Park, he died Friday, July 10, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee.  Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. 
Survivors include Helen (William) McAllister of Arlington Heights. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Rose Dwyer. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Manor, Momence, IL. 
For information, (847) 253-0168. 

Bruce C. Adams, 76, of Vernon Hills, died Monday, July 13.  Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 629-0094. 

Barbara F. Androvich (nee Hofbauer), 89, of Westmont, died Monday, July 13.  Arrangements were made by Toon Funeral Home, Westmont, (630) 968-2262. 

Louise Ethel Barkdoll
Funeral services for Louise Ethel Barkdoll, 87, a resident of Naperville since 1940,formerly of River Grove, will be held at 11 a.m.Thursday, at Grace United Methodist Church, 300 E.Gartner Road, Naperville, with the Rev.Michael Stoner officiating. 
Born Dec.28, 1910, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, July 14, 1998, at Edward Hospital in Naperville.  Interment will be in Naperville Cemetery. 
Mrs. Barkdoll graduated from John Marshall High School and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Naperville since 1942. 
She is survived by two sons, Donald W. (Teri) Barkdoll and Roy K. (Susan) Barkdoll Jr., all of Naperville; seven daughters, Nancy (Cubert) Alonzo of Lake Arispie, Ill., Lois Stanley, Betty Barkdoll, Mary Lou (James) Pratte, all of Naperville, Sharron (Charles) Brunk of Whitefish Bay, Wis., Sandra (Arthur) Godrey of Grand Rapids, Mich.and Darlene (Tom) Herman of Warrenville; one brother, James (Dorothy) Enger of Dearborn, Mich.; two sisters, Marion (William) Littlewood of Brookfield, Wis.and Laverne (Alfred) Scheridin of Franklin Park; four sisters-in-law, Helen Enger of Naperville, Martha Enger of North Aurora, Katherine Enger of Hillside and Elaine Enger of River Grove; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold A. and Mabel (nee Christenson) Enger; her husband, Keith Barkdoll; and four brothers, Leslie, Edwin, Elmer and Arthur Enger. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W.Van Buren, Naperville. 
Memorials in Mrs.Barkdoll's name may be made to either the Grace United Methodist Church or to the charity of donor's choice. 
For information, (630) 355-0264. 

Warren Bolz 
Services for Warren Bolz, 79, of Lake in the Hills, will be held at 7 p.m.Thursday, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, 201 S.Main St.,Algonquin. 
Born July 18, 1918, in Chicago, he died Monday, July 13, 1998, at his home.  Burial will be in Algonquin Cemetery. 
Mr.Bolz, an Army veteran of World War II, had been employed by Edward Hines Lumber of Mount Prospect. 
Survivors include his wife, Eileen F.Lemke Bolz, whom he married Oct.31, 1952; a son, Steven Bolz of Crystal Lake; two daughters, Linda (Donald) Lee of Lake in the Hills and Barbara (Mark) Gadlin of Houston, Texas; and five grandchildren. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral chapel. 
For information, (847) 658-4232. 

Karen R. Cailey
Services for Karen R. Cailey (nee Jones), 53, of Elmhurst, formerly of Schaumburg, will beheld at 10 a.m. 
today, at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S.Spring Rd., Elmhurst. 
Born Aug.26, 1944, in Melrose Park, she died Saturday, July 11, 1998, at home.Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery. 
An administrative assistant for a real estate company, she was the mother of Kevin (Kirsten) Mullinax, Karen (Barry) Burton and Colleen (Kevin) Bulatek; sister of Wade (Elaine) Jones Jr.,Jean (Jim) McAuslan, Nancy (Rick) Reff and Debbie (Jim) Mellone; grandmother of four; and daughter of Mary Ellen and the late Wade Jones Sr. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be appreciated to the American Cancer Society. 
For information, (630) 834-3515. 

Gus A. Carlson, 92, of Friendship Village, Schaumburg, Monday, July 13.  Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Schaumburg, (847) 882-5580. 

Margaret A. Brenchley Chase
A memorial service for Margaret A. Brenchley Chase, 74, will be held on Sundayat 2 p.m.at Christ Church, 1492 Cora St.,Des Plaines. 
Mrs. Chase died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at Evanston Hospital. 
Mrs.Chase was born in Evanston, but grew up in Wilmette, where she graduated from New Trier High School.In October of 1945, she married Beverly Spencer Chase, and they soon relocated to Des Plaines, where they lived for 46 years.After raising their two children, Margaret committed herself to family, friends and community.Some time afterthe children had gone, while looking for a new hobby, she joined a stichery group that for more than 20 years generated creative craft projects and lifelong friendships.Margaret was also active in the Garden Club of Des Plaines, volunteered frequently at the Des Plaines Senior Center and Friendship Park Conservatory, and was a member of the Women's Guild at Christ Church.Her smile and enthusiasm will be remembered by all. 
Survivors include her son, Douglas (Camille); her daughter, Penny (Reid) Bateman; four grandchildren, James, Nora, Kayley and Christopher; and her brother, John H. Brenchley of Snohomish, Wash. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Beverly Spencer, and her brother, Charles. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Des Plaines Senior Center, 515 E. 
Thacker St., Des Plaines. 

Harvey Van Kannel, DDS 
Graveside services for Harvey Van Kannel, DDS, 98, will be held at 2 p.m.Sunday, at the Naperville Cemetery. 
Born March 13, 1900, in Ohio, Dr. Van Kannel died Thursday, May 14, 1998, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. 
Dr.Van Kannel attended universities in Ohio, Minnesota and Illinois, graduating from Northwestern School of Dentistry in 1928.He practiced dentistry in Oak Park for more than 40 years and upon moving to Naperville in 1968, served as a volunteer dentist in nursing homes.He was a World War I veteran and was an active member in the American Legion Post 43.He was an avid golfer and curler, enjoyed horseback riding and the outdoors.He moved to Thunder Bay with his wife Ann, in 1985, to be close to his family. 
Survivors include his son, Jack Van Kannel and family of Thunder Bay; grandsons, John Van Kannel of Warsaw, Poland, Mark Van Kannel and family of Thunder Bay, Eric Van Kannel of Atlanta, Ga.and Richard Hurt and family of Bountiful, Utah. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann (nee Nonnamaker); and daughter, Mary Hurt. 
Local arrangements were made by Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, Naperville. 
For information, (630) 355-0264. 

Gregory Michael Delowery Sr. 
A funeral Mass for Gregory Michael Delowery Sr., 56, of Palatine, will be held at 11 a.m. 
Thursday, at Holy Family Church, 2515 W. Palatine, Inverness. 
Born Dec.22, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pa., he died Wednesday, July 8, 1998, in Munich, Germany.  Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. 
He was a captain with Delta Airlines and had worked for Delta for 30 years.  A graduate of St.Joseph's College in Philadelphia, he served as a captain in the Air Force from 1963 to 1968.  A dear friend to all who knew him, his kindness and humor will remain in our hearts forever. 
Survivors include wife, Judith Ann (nee Dinsmore); children, Gregory Michael Delowery Jr., Kelly Ann (Matthew) Bireley and Heather Marie Delowery; and his faithful dog, Bailey. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Margaret. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.until the the of Mass Thursday, at the church. 
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60604 or the Lupus Foundation, 11102 S.Artesian Ave., Chicago, Ill. 
Arrangements were made by Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, Palatine. 
For information, (847) 359-8020. 

Mary Katherine Flynn, 86, of Lombard, died Monday, July 13.  Arrangements were made by Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 627-1400.

Lucille Groth
Services for Lucille Groth, 60, of South Elgin, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin.   Reverend Thomas Niermann will officiate. 
Born Aug.27, 1937, in Minnesota, the daughter of Gust and Elina Westerlund Anderson, she died Monday, July 13, 1998, at Sherman West Court.Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park. 
A member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Elgin, she is survived by her husband, Joe; daughter, Linda (Viktor) Scham of Elgin; son, Paul Groth of South Elgin; granddaughter, Korrine Scham of Tennessee; brother, Warren Anderson of California; and stepsister, Nancy Warning of Aurora. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; and one stepsister. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fox Valley Hospice. 
For information, (847) 741-1128. 

Virginia C. Harding
Memorial services for Virginia C. Harding, 72, a resident of Glen Ellyn since 1958, will be held at 2:30 p.m. 
Friday, July 31, 1998, at Forest Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn, Anthony and Main St.  Rev.David Anderson will officiate. 
Born April 10, 1926, in Grand Rapids, Mich., she died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at home.  Inurnment will be in Wheaton Cemetery, Wheaton. 
Mrs. Harding retired in 1988, as head nurse coordinator of the nursery at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield after 25 years of employment.   She was a 1948 graduate of Wesley Memorial Hospital in Chicago, a graduate of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and a former courier nurse on the Santa Fe Railroad from Chicago to Los Angeles.  Mrs.Harding was a former Girl Scout Leader in DuPage Countyand a member of the Chapter J.K. in Glen Ellyn, P.E.O. Sisterhood and past state chapter president and Kappa Delta Sorority at Iowa State.  She was the first to put together the first neonatal center in DuPage County.  Mrs.Harding was initiated into the P.E.O. Chapter G.N. Maywood in 1947, and Dimited to Chapter J.K. Glen Ellyn in 1960. 
Survivors includeher husband, Richard A. Harding of Glen Ellyn; children, David (Nancy) Harding of Sherman Oaks, Calif.and Susan (Kyle) Adrian of Lakewood, Wash.; brother, James B. Cromar of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and grandchildren, David, Nathaniel and LeAnne. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, at Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd., 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the P.E.O. Foundation, Designated Illinois Cottey Scholarship or I.P.S. Executive Office, 3700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA. 
For information, (630) 469-0032. 

William R. Hester, 63, of Lombard, died Monday, July 13.   Arrangements were made by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst, (630) 832-0018. 

Anna D. Hoffman (nee Bollonia), 94, of Northlake, died Friday, July 10.   Arrangements were made by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst, (630) 832-0018. 

Frank M. Jirsa
Services for Frank M. Jirsa, 81, former Lombard village president and resident of Lombard for more than 75 years, will be held at 11 a.m. 
Thursday, at First Church of Lombard.  The Rev. Kimberly Wood will officiate. 
Mr. Jirsa died Monday, July 13, at home.Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn. 
Mr. Jirsa had been a resident of Lombard since 1922.He attended Lincoln School and was a 1934 graduate of Glenbard High School.He attended Loyola of the South in New Orleans, La.  For more than 30 years, Mr.Jirsa was the owner of an ad agency.He had been a member of First Church of Lombard for more than 75 years and had formerly served as head of the Memorial Committee. 
In the 1940s and 1950s Mr.Jirsa had started the Lombard Bulldogs Football League and also played semipro football for the Glen Ellyn Reds.During the 1940s he had also owned and operated the Jirsa Ice Cream Shop at 123 W.St.Charles Road in Lombard.In addition, he had started the Interested Teen Club in Lombard and was a fiscal agent and adviser for it in the 1950s.Recently he had turned over $32,000 to the Lombard YMCA Scholarship Committee from monies invested for the club.He was also active in the GlenbardWest and Glenbard East After the Prom Parties from 1959 to 1964. 
From 1973 to 1977, Mr.Jirsa served as the village president of Lombard. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jirsa (nee Scott); children, Mary Lee Green of Miami Shores, Fla.,Carol Lynn (Patrick) O'Brien of Bettendorf, Iowa and Jeanne Louise (David) Waterloo of Lombard; grandchildren, Aimee (Scott) Blumstein and Matthew Green of Florida, John, Erin and Katie O'Brien of Iowa, and Marc, Nicoleand Brian Waterloo of Lombard; great-granddaughter, Hayley; sister, Martha Gustafson of Lombard; and many other relatives. 
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Alfred and Edward Jirsa. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S.Main St., Lombard. 
Memorials made to First Church of Lombard, 220S.Main St., Lombard, IL 60148 or the Chicago Area Chapter American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 138115, Chicago, IL 60613-8115, would be appreciated. 
For information, (630) 629-0094. 

Joel W. Lerner
Funeral services for Joel W. Lerner, 51, of East Dundee, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Thursday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St.,West Dundee.  Rev. Bob McCartney will officiate. 
Born March 4, 1947, in Evanston, the son of Joseph and L. Ruth Lerner, he died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.Burial will be in River Valley Memorial Gardens. 
A 27 year resident of the area, he was licensed as areal estate salesman in 1975, and as a real estate broker in 1984.He was former owner of Blue Ribbon Realty of Dundee and former manager of ColdwellBanker Realty since 1994.In 1994, Mr.Lerner was president of the Elgin Area Association of Realtors and Realtor Man of the Year in 1995.He was active in the Illinois Association of Realtors where he served on many state committies and was vice president of District 4. 
He served as a real estate instructor at Elgin Community College and several other schools throughout the State of Illinois and was a former employee of Trans World Airlines. 
Survivors include his sons, Thomas (Robin) Castle of Hammond, Ind. 
and Michael Lerner of Alpharetta, Ga.;daughter, Rebecca Lerner of Alpharetta, Ga.; grandchildren, Zachary and Courtney Castle; sisters, Judith Raye Frey of Bellevue, Wash.and Paulette Lerner of Chicago; and mother, Ruth Lerner of Chicago. 
He was preceded in death by his son, William Kelly; and father, Joseph Lerner. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society, are appreciated. 
For information, (847) 426-3436. 

Linda Lye
Graveside services for Linda Lye (nee Bryant), will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Union Cemetery, 1200 N. 5th Ave., St.Charles. 
She was the beloved mother of Susan (Keith Davis) Lye and Brian (Melissa) Lye; loving grandmother of Kelsey Davis, and Ethan, Liam and Amanda Lye; devoted daugther of Henrietta Krug; and dear sister of R. William (Judy) Bryant. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph W. Bryant and stepfather, Elmer Krug. 
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Kneseth Israel Congregation, 330 Division St., Elgin, IL 60120. 
Arrangements were made by The Piser Chapel, Skokie. 
For information, (847) 679-4740. 

Mary D. Mannion
A memorial Mass for Mary D. Mannion (nee Thorpe) of Schaumburg will be celebrated at 10 a.m. 
Thursday, at St. Marcelline Catholic Church, 820 S. Springinsguth, Schaumburg. 
Born in Orange, N.J., she died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at her home. 
A homemaker, Mrs. Mannion was also a member of St.Marcelline Catholic Church of Schaumburg. 
Survivors include her husband, Robert Mannion of Schaumburg; daughter, Denise E. (Daniel James) McElroy of Colorado Springs, Colo.; son, Christopher Mannion of Schaumburg; granddaughter, Danielle; nieces, Lorretta Connell of Long Island Beach, N.J. and Helen Katz of Union, N.J.; and numerous other nieces, nephews and cousins. 
She was preceded in death by her brother, Dennis J. (Geraldine) Thorpe. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, Palatine. 
For information, (847) 358-7411. 

Christine Noble
Funeral services for Christine Noble (nee Perton), 89, a 72-year resident of Mundelein, will be held at noon Thursday, at Kristan Funeral Home, P.C., 219 W.Maple Ave. (rte.176), Mundelein, with the Rev. 
Kenneth Press officiating. 
Born Aug.30, 1908, in the Netherlands, she died Monday, July 13, 1998, at her home.   Interment will follow the services in Diamond Lake Cemetery, Mundelein. 
Mrs. Noble was an active member of the Community Protestant Church in Mundelein for more than 65 years and a member of the Dorcus Circle. 
She is survived by her son, Gerhard `Duke' (Barbara) Noble of Mundelein; her brother and sister, who live in the Netherlands; her grandchildren, Rocky (Dori) Noble, Gary (Debbi) Noble, Kristeen (Terry) Farruggia, Lenord (Sandy) Noble, Kelly (Terry) Nelson, Missy (Steve) Wennerstrom, Candy (Steve) Bozich, Topper (Doreen) Seelye, Bob Seelye, David (Sharon) Seelye, Scott (Linda) Weiler, Jeff (Leslie) Weiler, Kathy (Ron) Kelley, and Leann (Bryan) Vincent; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Timothy, in 1972; son, Lenny, in 1979; and her husband, Gerhard, in 1983. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Protestant Church, 418 N. Prairie Ave., Mundelein, IL 60060. 
For information, (847) 566-8020. 

Leonard Park, 70, of Itasca, died Monday, July 13.  Arrangements were made by The Oaks Funeral Home, Itasca, (630) 250-8588. 

Frank Pinto
Funeral services for Frank Pinto, will begin at 8:30 a.m.Friday, at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. 
Lawrence Ave., Norridge, and continue with a Mass at 9:30 a.m.at St. Rosalie Church, Harwood Heights. 
Entombment will be in St. Joseph Mausoleum. 
He was the devoted husband of Rita (nee Pollini); beloved father of Clara (Frank) Cascella, Joanne (Frank) Lesniak, Maria Pinto and Nick (Kathy) Pinto; loving grandfather of Tina (Mike)Toniolo, Nick and Frank Cascella, Frankie, Michael and Steven Lesniak and Cassandra and Gabriella Pinto; dear brother of Antonia (late Rocco) Laudadio, Bart (Frances) Pinto, John (Rosa) Pinto and the late Joseph (Josephine) Pinto; and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, at the funeral chapel. 
Please omit flowers. 
For information, (708) 456-8300. 

Ruth Elizabeth Rodda
A memorial service for Ruth Elizabeth Rodda, 74, of St.Charles, will be held at 11:30 a.m.Monday, at the St. Charles Moose Lodge, 2250 W.Rte. 38, St.Charles. 
Born June 10, 1924, in Savanna, Ill., the daughter of William and Elsie Uphoff, she died Monday, July 13, 1998, at her home. 
Mrs.Rodda and her husband, Arthur, whom she married Feb.1, 1942, owned and operated the Coffee Cup Restaurant in Savanna.Previously, she had been employed in a garment factory in Savanna.In addition to her love of cooking, she enjoyed crafts, gardeningand birds. 
She is survived by her daughter, Pam (Duane) Wogen of St.Charles; two sons, Kenneth (Linda) Rodda of Savanna and Danny (Judith) Rodda of Oviedo, Fla.;her beloved eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, William (Ida) Uphoff of Tennesee, Robert (Carol) Uphoff and James (Ellie) Uphoff, both of Colorado; and two sisters, Virginia Leavens and Katherine Showacker, both of Savanna. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, in 1996. 
Contributions in Mrs.Rodda's memory may be made to the St.Charles Moose Lodge, 2250 W. Rt.38, St. 
Charles; or the Salvation Army Tri-City Corps, 1710 S. 7th Ave., St. Charles. 
Arrangements were made by Norris Funeral Home, St. Charles. 
For information, (630) 584-2000. 

Alice E. Rolfs
Funeral services for Alice E. Rolfs (nee Olsen), 100, of Arlington Heights, will be held at11 a.m.  Thursday, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. 
(four blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights. 
Born Dec.24, 1897, in Chicago, she died Monday, July 13, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare Center.Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery. 
She was a homemaker and former co-owner of Elmer's White Rock in Norridge. 
Survivors include her daughters, Carol Price, Barbara (Daniel) Epifano, June (Robert) Wilczewski and Joan Ausland; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer E. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 253-0168.

Arthur R. Schmidt
Funeral services for Arthur R. Schmidt, 87, of McHenry, formerly of Libertyville, will begin at 9:30 a.m. 
Thursday, at McMurrough Chapel, 101 Park Place, Libertyville, and continue with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m.at St.Joseph Church, Libertyville. 
Mr.Schmidt died Sunday, July 12, 1998, at home.Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery. 
Mr.Schmidt retired from the Chicago Tribune where he had been manager of the data processing department.He had been a resident of McHenry for the past 25 years and while living in Libertyville had been a member of St. Joseph Parish. 
Survivors include his children, George (Patricia) Schmidt of Washington, Raymond Schmidt of Washington, William (Wendy) Schmidt of Arizona and Sheila (R.Gregory) Thickpenny of Libertyville; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Clara Wilson of Washington. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice (nee Mills), in 1991; and son, Jim (Patricia) Schmidt. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel. 
If desired, contributions to either the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association, would be greatly appreciated. 
For information, (847) 362-2626.

Erna I. Stoehrman
Services for Erna I. Stoehrman (nee Pergander), 90, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Des Plaines, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Oehler Funeral Home Chapel, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. 
Born Sept.21, 1907, in Chicago, she died Monday, July 6, 1998, at Shadow Mountain Nursing Center. 
Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. 
A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Fred R. Stoehrman Sr.; mother of Frederic (Eleanor) Stoehrman of Las Vegas, Nev.and Marlene (William) Sawottke of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and grandmother of Scot, Steven and Keith Sawottke. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 2746 N. Magnolia, Chicago, Ill., are appreciated. For information, (847) 824-5155. 

Richard V. Sund, 82, of Elgin, died Monday, July 13.  Arrangements were made by O'Connor and Homeier Funeral Home, Elgin, (847) 741-1400. 

Carol J. Thor
Memorial services for Carol J. Thor (nee Frick), 60, of Arlington Heights, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Evangelical Free Church, 1331 N. Belmont, Arlington Heights. 
Born July 23, 1937, in Chicago, Mrs. Thor died suddenly Monday, July 13, 1998, at Riverside Regional Medical Center, Newport News, Va.  Burial will be private. 
A homemaker, she was the wife of W. Charles Thor Jr.; mother of W. Charles Thor III of Pennsylvania and Krista J. Thor of Chicago; and sister of Nancy (Irvin) Johnson of Wilmette. 
Memorials may be made to the Carol J. Thor Scholarship Fund at Trinity International University, 2065 Half Day Road, Deerfield, IL 60015. 
Arrangements were made by Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, Arlington Heights. 
For information, (847) 253-5423. 

Robert Richard Vehe 
Robert Richard Vehe, 75, retired businessman and leading figure in the sport of ice speedskating, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 9, 1998, while at his vacation home in northwestern Wisconsin. 
Mr.Vehe was born in Evanston, raised in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago and lived for more than 40 years in Mount Prospect. 
After graduating from New Trier High School, he attended Duke University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and was a member of the Duke University basketball team. 
Mr. Vehe served with the Navy in the Pacific during World War II and subsequently completed a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering at Northwestern University. 
He enjoyed a career with the telecommunications firm Kleinschmidt Corporation in Deerfield, rising to the position of Vice-President of Marketing and thereafter a productive career in real estate in northwest suburban Chicago. 
A tireless and respected volunteer for the sports of speedskating and bicycle racing, Mr. Vehe's greatest honor came in 1994, when he was elected to the Speedskating Hall of Fame of the Amateur Speedskating Union of the United States for his outstanding contributions to the sport of speedskating at a local, state and national level. 
Mr. Vehe is survived by his wife, Ruth (nee Anderson) of Mount Prospect; daughter, Constance Simo of Chandler, Ariz.; sons, Robert E. of Saint Paul, Minn.and Richard K. of Roseville, Minn.; five grandchildren; sister, Ruth Robinson of Evanston; one niece; and three nephews. 
Plans for a memorial gathering are pending, but friendsare welcome to stop the family home at 404 S. 
Hi-Lusi Ave., Mount Prospect on Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m. 
The family would welcome charitable contributions in his memory to the ASU Hall of Fame Endowment Fund, ASU National Office, 1033 Shady Lane.Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. 

Delores A. Walters
Funeral services for Delores A. Walters, 65, formerly of Waukegan and a recent residentof Vernon Hills, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176), Libertyville. 
Born Sept.30, 1932, in Trelanny, Jamaica, she passed away Monday July 13, 1998, at the Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.  Interment will follow in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. 
Mrs.Walters moved to the United States, specifically Evanston, in 1971.   She attended St. Joseph Church in Libertyville. 
Surviving are her husband, Martin L. Walters of Waukegan; five children, Anthony Walters of Waukegan, Judith (Hussien) El-Bier of San Diego, Calif.,Michelle Walters of Vernon Hills, Michael Walters of Waukegan and Derrick Walters of Forest Park; five grandchildren, Yolanda, Judith, Christopher, Michael and Joey; three brothers, Lenny DeSouza of Orlando, Fla., Clifford `Brother' DeSouza of Spanish Town, Jamaica and Clifford `Boss' DeSouza of Trelanny, Jamaica; and three sisters, Icelda `Tit' DeSouza and Gwen DeSouza, both of Portland, Jamaica and Imogene DeSouza of Trelanny, Jamaica. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Author and Francilla DeSouza, and by a grandson, Olaf Deutsch Jr.   Friends of the family may call at from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory. 
For information, (847) 362-3009. 

Marguerite A. `Marge' Wennerberg
Services for Marguerite A. `Marge' Wennerberg (nee Lauth), 74, a resident of Wauconda for 46 years, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Friday, at Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, 235 N. Main St., Wauconda. 
Born April 4, 1924, in Chicago, she died Monday, July 13, 1998, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. 
Burial will be in Windridge Cemetery, Cary. 
She was the wife of Leonard H.; mother of William (Joy), Catherine (Brad) Stingl and Richard (Judy); sister of Annamarie (William) Wokersin; grandmother of 10; and great-grandmother of three. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the Wauconda Fire Department-Paramedic Fund, 109 W.Liberty St., Wauconda, IL 60084. 
For information, (847) 526-2115.


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