Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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James R. Peterson 
Memorial services for James R. Peterson, 69, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Chicago and California, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S.Ardmore Ave.,Villa Park. 
Born March 5, 1929, he died Friday, July 3, 1998, at his home in Largo.Burial will be private. 
Mr.Peterson was an Army and Marine veteran of the Korean War. 
By trade he was a papercutter. 
Survivors include his wife, Jean M.Peterson; sons, James M. (Linda) Peterson of Mount Prospect and John R.Peterson of Chicago; stepsons, John J. (Debbie) Schladweiler of Tampa, Fla.and Jeffrey A. (Mary) Schladweiler of Rockford; daughter, Deborah A. (Dennis) Finn of Hoffman Estates; stepdaughters, Judith A. (Larry) Fischer of Houston, Texas and Joyce M. (Gary) Wyman of Warrenville; brother, Harold A.Peterson of Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepsister, Dolly Feister of Bridgeton, N.J.; and 11 grandchildren. 
For information, (630) 832-4161. 

In Memoriam Olan Jordan
July 24, 1924 - March 30, 1998 
Today would have been your 74th birthday.The year you were planning to retire, but God had a different plan for you.It hasbeen less than four months, and the pain is as fresh as the day you left us. 
Not a day goes by that you are not in our thoughts and prayers.You left us beautiful memories; and that can never be taken away.You are missed as much as you are loved. 
Happy Birthday Imogene, Barbara, Sharon, Sheryl and families 

Joseph Fuqua Bennett 
Funeral services for Joseph Fuqua Bennett, 101, of Elgin, will be held at 2 p.m.Monday, at the Dundee Masonic Lodge, Route 25, Carpentersville. 
Born Nov.29, 1896, in Pellville, Ky., Mr. Bennett died Wednesday, July 22, 1998. 
He was a World War I veteran and was discharged as a corporal the first time andwas a sergeant the second time. He held two honorable discharges from World War I where he was stationed at Fort Thomas, Ky. 
He married Beatrice Nelson on Oct. 20, 1923, in Chicago, and moved to Elgin about 1928.  He was a member of the Chicago Motor Club since 1929. 
He was founder of the Elgin Shriners Club in 1946, past counselor of Elgin Chapter 212 United Commercial Travelers, a lifetime member of Medinah Temple in Chicago, an ambassador of Medinah Temple, life member of Elgin Post 57 of the American Legion, life member of Dundee Lodge #190 A.F. & A.M., life member of Ancient Mystic Order of Bagmen of Baghdad, member of Loyal L. Munn Chapter, honorary member of the VFW Post in Huntley, member of Veterans of World War I of the USA Daytona Beach, Fla. Barracks #485, member of the First Baptist Church of Elgin, member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1047 and was a member of Masonic Fraternity of the State of Illinois.He owned and operated Bennett Job Printing since 1915.  He was also a deputy sheriff of Kane County from 1938 to 1942 under Sheriff Marcus Damish. 
Survivors include his son, Richard Bennett; and daughters, JoAnne Westlund and Sandra Westlund. 
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Beatrice Nelson Bennett, who passed away on July 30, 1975; and daughter, Ruth Bennett Fowler in 1990. 
There is no visitation. 
Arrangements were made by Madison Funeral Home, Elgin. 
For information, (847) 741-1128. 

George Blazier 
Private graveside services will be held Saturday for George Blazier, 78, of Elgin.  Burial will take place in Hampshire Center Cemetery, with Dr. Thomas Potenza officiating. 
Born Feb.23, 1920, in Elgin, to Webster and Matilda Blazier, he died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Asta Care Center, Elgin. 
A resident of the Elgin area most of his life, Mr. Blazier had worked for the Cudahy and Aurora Packing Company.  He also worked part-time at the Wing Park Golf Course.  An avid golfer, George posted a hole in one at both the Spartan Meadows and Wing Park Golf Courses.  Mr. Blazier was also an Army veteran, having served during World War II in Merrils Marauders.  For his service he received two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star and the Chinese War medal. 
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Blazier, whom he married June 15, 1946; son, Barry Blazier of Elgin; daughter, Sharry Blazier of Elgin; grandchildren, Brad (Grace), Brandon and Sean Blazier; special granddaughter, Amy (Jeff) Boyle; special great-grandchildren, Andrew and Colin Boyle; brother, Donald (June) Blazier of Kokomo, Ind.;and sister, Jaqueline (Dr. Joseph) Young of Elgin. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen M. Allen; and brother, Webster W. Blazier Jr. 
There will be no visitation.Please omit flowers.  Memorials may be directed to the family. 
Arrangements were made by Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Agar McKey Brown
A memorial service for Agar McKey Brown, 89, of St. Charles, will be held at noon Saturday, at his home, 316 Iroquois Ave., St. Charles. 
Born Jan.7, 1909 in Holyoke, Colo., to Raymond H. and Fannie Elizabeth (nee Keys) Brown, he died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at Rosewood Health Care Center, Elgin. 
Mr. Brown spent his childhood in Denver, Colo.and Glendale, Calif. and, as a young man, lived in the wilds of Alaska.  His employments were as varied and interesting as his travels.  He worked for Shell Oil Company of California, was a field engineer for Bireley's Bottling Company of Hollywood, Boston and Chicago, and, during World War II, he built attack planes and bombers for the military.  After the war, he became national secretary of the Golf Course Superintendents' Association, owned a restaurant in Sycamore, and ended his working career in 1982 as an assistant to the Kane County clerk in Geneva. 
After marrying his lovely wife, Margaret, in St. Charles in 1940, he never left the Fox Valley.  He was an avid golfer and enjoyed various other outdoor activities. 
Survivors include his son, Agar Langell Brown of Aspen, Colo.; three cousins in California; and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 56 years, Margaret Marion Langell Brown; and brother, Walker Dean Brown. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the St.Charles Historical Society, 304 Cedar Ave., St.Charles, IL 60174, would be appreciated. 
Arrangements were made by Yurs Funeral Home, St.Charles. 
For information, (630) 584-0060. 

Ruth L. Cannon
Services for Ruth L. Cannon (nee Klosky), 74, of Mount Prospect, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. 
Paul Lutheran Church, 100 S. School St., Mount Prospect. 
She was born Oct. 3, 1923 in Chicago.  Burial will be in Chapel Hill Gardens West. 
Mrs. Cannon was a member of the Wheeling Township Republican Organization and the Altar Guild of St. 
Paul Lutheran Church. 
She was the beloved wife of the late Harley E.Cannon; loving mother of Douglas R. (Dianne) Cannon, Sharon L. (Erv) Nerius and Susan (David) Irvin; devoted grandmother of Kimberly (Doug) Nassif, Renae (Scott) Burgess, Tim (Debra) Nerius, David R. (Stephanie) Cannon, Rebecca Nerius, Arron Irvin, Katie Irvin, Arthur Cannon and Mason Irvin; and cherished great-grandmother of Joshua and Connor Burgess, Arden Nerius and Amber Ruth Nassif. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W.Central Road at Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect, and from 9 a.m.until the time of services at 10 a.m.Monday, at the church. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church would be preferred. 
For information, (847)255-7800. 

Brian M. Culver 
Services for Brian M. Culver, 53, of Gurnee, will be offered at 11 a.m.Monday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.  The Rev. Lisle J. Kauffman, pastor of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Round Lake, will officiate. 
Born Jan.2, 1945, in Highland Park, he passed away Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at St. Therese Medical Center, Waukegan.  Interment will be private. 
A resident of Grayslake for many years, Mr.Culver had lived in Gurnee since 1976.  He was employed with the Waukegan Developmental Center.  A veteran, he had served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. 
He leaves his sons, Richard (Sharon) Culver of Island Lake and Bryan (Lisa) Culver of Lake Villa; grandson, Jeremy; parents, Douglas and Kay Culver of Eureka Springs, Ark.; and brothers, Doug (Judy) Culver of Kenosha, Wis.and Bruce Culver of Zion. 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Culver, Oct.16, 1984. 
Friends of the family may visit from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the chapel. 
Contributions may be made to one's favorite charity in his memory. 
For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Voyle R. Dawson 
Services for Voyle R. Dawson, 82, a resident of Naperville since 1968, will be held at 7:30 p.m.Friday, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville.  The Rev. Dr. Bruce J. Langford will officiate. 
Born March 19, 1916, in Richmond, Va., he died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Edward Hospital, Naperville.  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Richmond, Va. 
Mr. Dawson was born and raised in Richmond.  He graduated from Virginia Technical University, Blacksburg, Va., with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering.  He later received his associates degree in accounting at the College of DuPage.  A World War II veteran, Mr. Dawson was a first lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps, stationed in Alaska. 
Mr. Dawson was employed by Western Union for 30 years, and later worked for General Services Administration as a communications specialist.  After retiring from GSA in 1983, he was employed in the finance and inventory control department at the College of DuPage. Among his special interests, Mr. Dawson was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Naperville, as well as an Eagle Scout and a Scout commissioner, a 32nd degree Mason and a ham radio enthusiast. 
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Hedy D. Dawson (nee Dobler) of Naperville; son, Michael (Barbara) Dawson of Willowbrook; stepsons, Matthew (Sandra) Holzapfel of Mesquite, Texas, Peter (Nancy) Holzapfel of Coral Springs, Fla.,James (Nanette) Holzapfel of Naperville, Paul Holzapfel of Nashville, Tenn. and Mark (Diana) Holzapfel of Plainfield, N.J.; stepdaughter, Diane Holzapfel of Montclair, N.J.; sisters, Ruth Lee Shank of Amelia County Courthouse, Va.and Helen Sharp of Aurora, Colo.;10 grandchildren; four nephews; two nieces; and 13 greatnephews and nieces. 
He was preceded in death by his firstwife, Mary Marcelle Dawson (nee Baxter); and parents, Voyle W. 
and Myra (nee Gills) Dawson. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today, at the church, and from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, July 27, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Dawson's name may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #505, 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville, IL 60540, or to one's favorite charity. 
Arrangements were madeby Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville. 
For information, (630) 355-0213. 

Elizabeth `Libby' DeLeo, 80, of Hoffman Estates, died Wednesday, July 22.  Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Schaumburg, (847) 882-5580. 

Victor Leon Dembinski
A funeral Mass for Victor Leon Dembinski, 53, of Warrenville, formerly of Chicago, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, at Mary, Queen of Heaven Church. 
Born March 6, 1945, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital. 
Mr. Dembinski had been employed by Komatsu America in Vernon Hills. 
Survivors include his wife, Barbara Dembinski (nee Jackson); stepson, Eric (Marci) Joergens; stepdaughter, Janice Joergens; brothers, Joe, Dan (Marilyn) and Bill (Cathy) Dembinski; and sister, Helen (John) Smith. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at Funeraria La Paz, 6301 W.Cermak Road, Berwyn. 
For information, (800) 232-6669 or (708) 788-8240. 

Helen C. Donovan
Services for Helen C. Donovan, 81, of Lakemoor, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm St., McHenry. 
Born in Du Quion, Ill., to Ira and Katie (nee Coleman) Willmore, she died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  Interment will be in Windridge Cemetery, Cary. 
Mrs. Donovan had moved to Lakemoor from Chicago in 1956. 
She was employed at the A.B. Dick Company in Chicago for more than 35 years in the ink department. 
Among her special interests, she was very involved in Lakemoor community activities, was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #1348, and was an avid bowler. 
Surviving are her son, Burnell Donovan of Wilmette; grandchildren, Trina (Jerry) Stone, Timothy Donovan and Gregory (Marie) Donovan; six great-grandchildren; brother, Leland (Betty) Willmore; and sister, Lucille Willmore. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Donovan, June 27, 1989; a brother in infancy; and nine sisters. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
For information, (815)385-2400. 

Marie A. DuBeau
Services for Marie A. DuBeau (nee Kriesemint), 80, of Lindenhurst, will be held at 10 a.m.Saturday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.   The Rev. David Pratt of the Church of Christ Church of Round Lake Beach will officiate. 
Born May 12, 1918, in Chicago, she passed away Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, Wis.  Interment will be private. 
Mrs. DuBeau had lived in Lindenhurst for the past eight months and had formerly lived in Grayslake and Pomona, Mo.  She was a member of the Church of Christ in Pomona. 
She leaves her daughters, Karen (Earl) Podolsky of Northbrook and Judy (Harlan) Simmons of Saukville, Wis.;sons, Chuck Stain of Waukegan, Richard (Diane) DuBeau of Gurnee and Brian (Tonia) DuBeau of Grayslake; and nine grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard DuBeau, Oct.6, 1997; and son, Gregory DuBeau, March 2, 1978. 
Friends of the family may visit from 5 to 8 p.m.today, at the funeral chapel. 
Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ Church, P.O. Box 37, Pomona, MO 65793. 
For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Thomas W. Green 
A memorial service for Thomas W. Green, 88, of Naperville, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Monday, at the Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility, 1347 Crystal Lake Ct., Naperville. Rev. Gerald Carnes will officiate. 
Born Sept.5, 1909, in Thomasville, Tenn.,Mr.Green died Sunday, July 19, 1998, at Tabor Hills Healthcare Faciliity, Naperville. 
He moved to Naperville in 1992, coming from Madison, Tenn.  Mr. Green was a conductor for the Pullman Railroad from 1946 to 1960 and was a machine operator for the Duo-Fast Corporation in Franklin Park, from 1960 to 1976.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #272 in Goodlettsville, Tenn.since 1946.  He enjoyed the outdoors, camping and did miniature wood crafts and clocks. 
Mr.Green was an Army veteran of World War II. 
He is survived by his wife, Maxine (nee Epley) Green of Naperville; daughter, Billie (Thomas W.)Mateer of Naperville; half brothers, James (Hazel) Green of Fresno, Calif., Alvis (Louise) Green of Donaldson, Tenn. 
and John (Pat) Green of Goodlettsville; half sister, Lula Mae (Claude) Carrell of Jackson, Tenn.; and grandchildren, Lisa Mateer, Lori Mateer and Michael Mateer all of Naperville. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis and Myrtle (nee Martin) Green; son, Joseph Green in 1980; and brother, Bate Green. 
Memorials in Mr.Green's name may be made to the Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility. 
Arrangements were made by Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, Naperville. 
For information, (630) 355-0264. 

Terry Lemont Ivy
Services for Terry Lemont Ivy, 27, of Elgin, will be held at 1 p.m.Saturday, at O'Connor & Homeier Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin.Elder Kenneth Holiday will officiate. 
Born Jan.6, 1971, in Elgin, to Will and Betty (nee Binion) Ivy, he died Tuesday, July 21, 1998, in Indiana. 
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. 
Mr.Ivy was a 1989 graduate of Larkin High School. 
Survivors include his parents; daughter, Kiana Ivy of Chicago; brother, Rodney Ivy of Elgin; sisters, Sonia Ivy of Elgin and Samira Ivy of Elgin; grandmother, Maggie Ivory of St. Louis, Mo.;nephew, Darnell Ivy of Elgin; seven aunts; and seven uncles. 
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.until the time of services at 1 p.m. Saturday. 
Memorials may be made to one's favorite charity. 
For information, (847) 741-1400. 

Darius Cedrick Joyner
Graveside services for Darius Cedrick Joyner, will be held at 10 a.m. today, at Bluff City Cemetery. 
He was the infant son of David and Deanetta Joyner and brother of Desiree Shanell and Deidre Toni-Marie Joyner, both at home. 
Arrangements were made by Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Elgin. 
For information, (847) 742-2100. 

Elizabeth `Gip' Kirkpatrick
Memorial services for Elizabeth `Gip' Kirkpatrick, 88, of Elgin, were held at the First Congregational Church. 
Born Aug.22, 1909, in Peitaiho, China, to Lucius and Lillian Porter, she passed away Tuesday, July 21, 1998, at Manor Care Center, Elgin.  Burial was in Lakewood Memorial Park. 
Mrs. Kirkpatrick wasa resident of Elgin all of her life.  She was a 1931 graduate of Beloit College.Among her special interests, she was a member of the First Congregational Church in Elgin, a charter member of the Junior Service Board, a Sherman Hospital Auxiliary volunteer, and a member of Chapter DY of the PEO Sisterhood, the Elgin Garden Club, the Matheansand the Panhellenic organization. 
Survivors include her children, Lee (Carl) Erickson of Prospect Heights, Sarah (Paul) Hudgens of Elgin, Susan (Thomas) Giddens of Clearwater, Fla. 
and Robert Bruce (Georgia) Kirkpatrick of Elgin; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, J. Harter Kirkpatrick, in 1974; and one brother. 
Memorials may be made to the First Congregational Church Organ Fund. 
Arrangements were made by Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Joseph A. Klusacek Jr.
Services for Joseph A. Klusacek Jr., 93, a 69-year resident of Barrington, will be held at 11 a.m.Saturday, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 720 S. Dundee Ave., Barrington, IL 60010. 
The Rev.Gerald Schalk will officiate. 
Born Nov.1, 1904, in Chicago, he passed away Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Govenor's Park Nursing Home. 
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. 
Mr. Klusacek had worked for the Jewel Tea Company in Barrington for 25 years and, after retiring, worked as a crossing guard for 16 years.He was a member of St. Matthew LutheranChurch and enjoyed square and round dancing and playing cards. 
Survivors include his daughter, Jeannine Moore of Barrington; grandson, Harry (Christine) Moore of Schaumburg; great-grandchildren, Ashlee, Ryan and Nicholas Moore of Schaumburg; and nephews, Anthony Meydrech of Lisle and Edward Meydrech of Mississippi. 
He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Klusacek (nee Dettman), whom he married Oct.6, 1928, in Arlington Heights; and sister, Frances Meydrech. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at Stirlen-Pieper & Davenport Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Road), Barrington. 
He will also lie in state from 10 a.m.until the time of services at 11 a.m.Saturday, at the church. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church. 
For information, (847) 381-3411. 

Francis J. Krueger 
Services for Francis J. Krueger, 69, of Lake Zurich, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. 
Born March 9, 1929, in Niles Center, he died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Governors Park Nursing Home, Barrington.  Burial will be inAll Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. 
Mr. Krueger had been a golf course superintendent for many years at Palatine Hills. 
Survivors include his wife, Frances Krueger (nee Battaglia); daughter, Lily Ann (George) Biba of McHenry; grandchildren, Patricia (Marvin) Kerr of Georgia, Elizabeth Baker of Gurnee, Stan W. (Therese) Goebel III of California and April Baker of Gurnee; and great-grandchildren, Erik, Luke and Jesika. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Anna Krueger; and brother, John Krueger. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
For information, (847) 253-5423. 

Linda A. Leeth (nee Hensey), 44, of Romeoville, died Wednesday, July 22. 
Arrangements were made by BlakeLamb Funeral Home, Lisle, (630) 964-9392. 

Michael Joseph Lydon Jr., 71, of Lombard, died Monday, July 20.  Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 629-0094. 

Andres Maranan
Chapel prayers for Andres Maranan, a retired colonel from the Philippines, will be said at 9:30 a.m. 
Saturday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W.Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle, followed by a 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Matthew Church, Schaumburg.  Interment will be in St.Michael the Archangel Cemetery. 
Mr. Maranan was a member of the Filipino Community of Schaumburg, Our Lady with the Most Holy Rosary of Fatima Church, the Filipino Seniors Club, the TUY Club and the Alitagtag Civic Club of U.S.A. 
He was the beloved husband of Norma (nee DeLeon); devoted father of Normandy (Teresita), Henry (Belinda), Rey, Edsel, Allan, Glenn (Anne), Ariel (Carmel), Ronald (Tess) and Andrew Jr. (Pinky); dear brother of Rosita and Rafaela Maranan; fond grandfather of 11; and dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel. 
For information, (630) 889-1700. 

Margaret Ann McCrory (nee Laflin), 75, of Downers Grove, died Tuesday, July 21.  Arrangements were made by Toon Funeral Home, Downers Grove, (630) 968-0408. 

Margaret `Peg' McKevitt 
Services for Margaret `Peg' McKevitt, 62, of Elgin, will be held at 11:30 a.m.Saturday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin. 
The Rev. Bob Real will officiate. 
Born Nov.11, 1935, in New York, to Carmen and Margaret DiFulvio, she died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. 
Burial will be private, in Mount Hope Cemetery. 
A resident of Elgin most of her life, she was the beloved wifeof John `Jack' McKevitt; loving mother of John (Linda) McKevitt of Elgin, Jim McKevitt of Elgin and William McKevitt of Chicago; devoted grandmother of Ryan, Kelly and Matthew; dear sister of Michael (Judy A.) DiFulvio of Elgin; and sister-in-law of Judi M. DiFulvio of Elgin. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Denise; and brother, John DiFulvio. 
Visitation will be at the time of services only. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lung Association or to the American Heart Association. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Alan R. Meyer 
Funeral services for Alan R. Meyer, 61, of Glendale Heights, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at Cypress Funeral Home, 1698 N.Bloomingdale Rd., Glendale Heights, followed by a 10 a.m.Mass at St. Matthew Church, 1555 Glen Ellyn Rd.,Glendale Heights. 
Mr. Meyer died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.Interment will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst. 
Mr.Meyer was a retired postal employee and an Army veteran. 
Survivors include his wife, Pamela `Mickie' (nee Douce); children, Kenneth (fiancee Christina) and Kimberly (Craig) Bradner; stepchildren, Lisa and Nicole Shaw; grandchildren, Jeremy, Baily, Alex, Brittany and Lena; brother, Eugene (Arlene) Meyer; sister, Patricia (Donald) Crounse; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Edna `Mimi' Meyer; and sister, Kathleen (late James) Gibbons. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
For information, (630) 653-7666. 

Rev. Carol L. Mitchell (nee Payne), of Woodridge, died Tuesday, July 21.  Arrangements were made by Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 627-1400. 

Patricia Anne Pascaly
Services for Patricia Anne Pascaly (nee Smialek), 58, of Algonquin, will be held at 10 a.m. today, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Algonquin. 
Born May 28, 1942, in Chicago, she died Saturday, July 18, 1998, at Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview. 
Burial will be in Windridge Cemetery, Cary. 
A member of St. Margaret Mary Church, she is survived by her husband, Donald W. Pascaly; her son, Donald W. Jr. of Algonquin; two daughters, Sharon (Mark) Shipley of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo.and Kimberly (Jed) Piquette of Johnsburg; her father, William J. Smialek of Chicago; three sisters, Mary Smialek of Chicago, Geraldine (Jerry) Neimo of Wauconda and Barbara (Wally) Papiese of Skokie; and four grandchildren. 
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the memorial fund that has been established in Patricia's name in care of Alqonquin State Bank. 
For information, (847) 658-4232. 

Mary Plasmier
Private services for Mary Plasmier, 87, of Fox Lake, will be held in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.  Fr. 
Richard Russo will officiate. 
Born May 28, 1922, in Chicago, the daughter of William and Myrtle Mursek, Mrs.Plasmier died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Sherman West Court, Elgin. 
A member of the Catholic Church of Fox Lake, she was the mother of Dr. Lee Plasmier of Elgin and Wayne (Evelyn) Plasmier of Schaumburg; grandmother of Chad, Christie, Brigette and Renee; and sister of Eileen Gulbrandsen of Wisconsin. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Gerald Plasmier in 1978. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S.State St., Elgin. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Cynthia N. Sass
Services for Cynthia N. Sass, 69, of Hampshire, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at First United Methodist Church, Hampshire.The Rev.Bill Shaw will officiate. 
Born Feb.9, 1929, in Chicago, to Ford and Katherine (nee Kirkpatrick) Wilson, she died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin.  Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Eden Memorial Park, Schiller Park. 
Mrs. Sass was a 1946 graduate of Steinmetz High School and attended Wright Junior College in Chicago for two years.  She married Walter F. Sass on Nov.5, 1949 in Chicago, and they farmed in the Hampshire area for nearly 40 years.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Hampshire, the United Methodist Women, and the Homemakers Extension of Hampshire.  She also served as deputy assessor in Rutland Township for more than 20 years. 
Surviving are her husband, Walter Sass; children, Walter F. (Cathy) Sass III of Elgin, John C. (Marsha) Sass of Mesa, Ariz.and Marilyn (Larry) Kivikoski ofWest Dundee; grandchildren, Melissa, Andrea, Connor, Ashley and Michael; two great-grandchildren; and brother, James (Nancy) Wilson of Barrington. 
She was preceded in death by her parents. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at Fredrick Funeral Home, 284 Park St., Hampshire, and prior to services on Saturday, at the church. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
For information, (847) 683-2711. 

Lily Schum (nee Bockwoldt), 82, of Glendale Heights, formerly of Naperville, died Wednesday, July 22.  Arrangements were made by Cypress Funeral Home, Glendale Heights, (630) 653-7666. 

Carmine Sorrentino
Prayers for Carmine Sorrentino, 57, of Palatine, will be said at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, 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. Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church, 1152 Anderson (Anderson and Williams), Palatine. 
Born July 14, 1941, in Castrolibero, Cosenza, Italy, he died Wednesday, July 22, 1998.  Entombment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Mausoleum. 
He was a barber in the Arlington Heights/Mount Prospect area since 1959 and was co-owner of Sorrentino's Barber Shop in Arlington Heights for 30 years.  Carmine volunteered his barber services at the Clearbrook Center for more than 20 years and was the 1997 recipient of the Clearbrook Leap of Faith Award. 
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Jackie (nee Donovan); children, Anthony (Priscilla), Mary Lou (Tom) Rossdeutscher, Darryl (Terri), Donna (Greg) Suthers and Mark Sorrento; grandchildren, Jessica, Rebecca, Tommy, Samantha, Carter and Maria; seven stepgrandchildren; one great-stepgrandchild; father, Gaetano; sisters, Maria (Eugino) Turano, Emma (Cesare) Bosco and Ada (Carmine) Garro; and brother, Cesare (Loretta) Sorrentino. 
Carmine was preceded in death by his mother, Luisa; and brother, Francesco. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be given to Clearbrook Center, 2800 W.Central Rd., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. 
For information, (847) 253-0168. 

Helga Staroske
Memorial services for Helga Staroske (nee Jentsch), 58, of Algonquin, will be held at 2 p.m.Sunday, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Algonquin. 
Born April 5, 1940, in Hamburg, Germany, she died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at home.Burial will be private. 
She had been a beautician with Anita's Beauty Salon in Elgin and was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Dundee. 
Survivors include her husband, Bruno, whom she married in 1961; and brother, Hans Ernst (Edda) Jentsch of Germany. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of NortheasternIllinois or the American Brain Tumor Association. 
For information, (847) 658-4232. 

Lisa Ledford Stedman
A memorial Mass for Lisa Ledford Stedman, 37, of Harrah, Okla., formerly a 19 year resident of Elk Grove Village, will be held at 10 a.m.Saturday, at Queen of the Rosary Church, Elk Grove Village. 
Mrs.Stedman died Thursday, July 2, 1998, at her home. 
She was the mother of James Stedman and Sandy Stedman; daughter of Millie N.Ledford (nee Spada) and the late James M.;and sister of James Jr., John (Janice) and Michael Ledford and Jackie (Paul) Seelentag. 
Arrangements were made by Grove Memorial Chapel, Elk Grove Village. 
For information, (847) 640-0566. 

John Valentino, 58, of Chicago, died Thursday, July 23.  Arrangements were made by The Oaks Funeral Home, Itasca, (630) 250-8588. 

Marie L. Weishaar
A funeral Mass for Marie L. Weishaar, 91, of Palatine, formerly of Rogers Park, Chicago, will be held at 10 a.m. today, at St. Theresa Church, 465 N. Benton St., Palatine. 
Born Dec.5, 1906, in Chicago, she died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. Burial will be in St.Boniface Cemetery, Chicago. 
Survivors include her niece, Margaret A. (James) Bohman of Palatine; nephew, John (Patricia) Roch Jr. of Moneta, Va.; and many great-nieces and nephews. 
Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Palatine. 
For information, (847) 358-7411.


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