Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Elinore Collin Sherman
Funeral services for Elinore Collin Sherman, of LaGrange Park, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, at Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel, 1515 W.Ogden Ave., LaGrange. 
`Eli' was born May 3, 1912, in Chicago and passed into eternity on Friday, July 24, 1998.  Interment will be private. 
A graduate of Mercy High School and the Chicago Music Conservatory, she was an accomplished pianist. 
Marrying Orv Sherman in 1934, she became a beloved sister-in-law and aunt to nieces and nephews who called her `Auntie Mame.' She was the cherished wife of the late Orville D. Sherman; and loving daughter of the late Wilson H.Collin and Marguerite (nee Pierce) Collin. 
An only child, she is survived by her children, Jim (Barbara nee Lauterbach), Orville D.Jr. (Pamela nee Wozniak), Terry (Jerrie nee Moriarty), Kathy Sherman C.S.J., Nancy (David) Gillies, Joan Brown and Bette McKenzie; grandchildren, Melissa Brown, Jacqueline Sherman, Jim Jr.,Christina Berge, Matthew, David, Andrew, John, Gregory and O. Daniel III Sherman, Caren Talbot, Jennifer Kniceley, Kim Horn, Chrissy Sherman and Katie Anita Gillies; and great-grandchildren, Sarah, Zachary, Emily and Joshua Brown, Brian Sherman, Claire Sherman, Elizabeth, Colleen and Thomas Vande Walle, Megan, Robert and Luke Berge, Tyler, Austin and Abigail Sherman and Courtney Talbot. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. 
today, at the Sisters of St.Joseph Motherhouse Chapel, with a prayer service at 8 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Sisters of St.Joseph in Elinore's name, would be appreciated. 
Arrangements were made by Hallowell and James Funeral Home, Countryside. 
For information, (708) 352-6500. 

Mary E. Anderson
Funeral services for Mary E. Anderson, 90, of Batavia, will be held at 11 a.m.Wednesday, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia, where she will lie in state one hour prior to the service.  The Rev. Arthur Holmer will officiate. 
Born March 15, 1908, at her family home in Batavia, she passed away Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva.  Interment will be in West Batavia Cemetery. 
Mary was a 1926 graduate of Batavia High School.She worked at the Batavia National Bank for 19 years prior to running her family business, W. L. Anderson Shop, after her father's passing.The W. L. Anderson Shop was also known as Mary's Store, from which she retired in 1972. 
She was a lifetime active member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia, a longtime member of the Batavia Historical Society, the Batavia Women's Club and the Batavia Senior Citizens.Mary enjoyed her specialtimes with her family and took great pride in the organization of their family reunions.  She will be dearly missed. 
She is survived by her sister, Virginia Freedlund of Batavia; and many nieces, nephews and special friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, William L. and Emily H. (nee Harleen) Anderson; sister, Margaret Anderson; andher six brothers, William H., Carl, Kenneth, Nathan, Leonard and Donald Anderson. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Yurs Peterson Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave., Batavia. 
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S.Lincoln St., Batavia, IL 60510. 
For information, (630) 879-7900. 

Stella A. Andrikopoulos
Services for Stella A. Andrikopoulos will be held at 11:30 a.m.Tuesday, at Holy Trinity Church.Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. 
She was the beloved wife of the late John; devoted mother of Katherine (Nick) Nichols and Andy (Barbara) Andrikos; and fond grandmother of Alexander, Adam and Melissa Andrikosand Matthew, Christina, Theodore Nichols. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle. 
Please omit flowers. 
For information, (630) 889-1700. 

LaVerne B. Buckhahn 
Funeral services for LaVerne B. Buckhahn, 77, a lifelong resident of Elgin, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Elgin. 
Born Jan.25, 1921, in Elgin, the son of Fred and Ella Buckhahn, he passed away Friday, July 24, 1998, at Sherman West Court, Elgin.Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. 
Mr. Buckhahn had been employed by the Elgin Post Office for 33 years prior to his retirement.  He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Association of Federal Employees.  A veteran of World War II, Mr. Buckhahn served in the Army, and was a life member of the VFW Post. 
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Elgin and Mountain View Lutheran Church of Apache Junction, Arizona. 
Survivors include his three sons, Warren (Jackie) Buckhahn of South Elgin, the Rev.Charles (Etta) Buckhahn of Saginaw, Mich.and James (Laurie) Buckhahn of Davenport, Iowa; and 10 grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Janet, in 1995; his son, Roger, in 1970; and a brother, LeRoy Buckhahn. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S.State St., Elgin, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church Tuesday. 
Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Elmer G. Buehler
Funeral services for Elmer G. Buehler, 90, of Elgin, will be held at 1 p.m.Tuesday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin.   Rev. Kathleen Hendricks will officiate. 
Born June 21, 1908, in Elgin, the son of Carl and Louise Platt Buehler, he died Friday, July 24, 1998, at Provena St.Joseph Hospital.Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery. 
He was a graudate of Elgin High School in 1926.He then attended Northwestern University receiving a degree in accounting.He was partner in the accounting firm of Buehler and Kautt in Elgin and Chicago until retiring.He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Elgin and member and past president of Golden K. Kiwanis Club of Elgin. 
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Walter Buehler; sons, Carl (Rebecca) Buehler ofFishers, Ind.and Douglas Buehler of Elgin; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Lillian Peterson of Chicago; and stepgrandson, Scott D. Bailey of Salt Lake City, Utah. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Helen Young Buehler; sons, Elmer Robert Buehler and David L. Buehler; brothers, Carl and Henry Buehler; and sister, Marie Buehler. 
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be given to the church or the Apostolic Christian Resthaven Nursing Home. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Elmer J. Capek
Services for Elmer J. Capek, 87, a 22-year resident of Arlington Heights, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9081 Maryland, Niles.  He will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. 
Born March 19, 1911, in Chicago, he died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital.  Interment will be in Ridgewood Cemetery. 
For 10 years, Mr. Capek worked as a supervisor for Miller Builders in Skokie, and for 20 years, he was a manager for A & P Grocery Stores. 
He served St. Matthew Church in various capacities for 61 years, and was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Mount Hood area of Oregon. 
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Lydia (nee Mueller) of Arlington Heights; son, Ronald E. (Marian) Capek of Fort Atkinson, Wis.; daughters, Judy Lynn (Jacob) Umlauf of Glenview and Janet (Scott) Helton of Lake Forest; grandchildren, Lenore `Leigh' George, Vernon E. and Aaron Samons; great-grandchild, Jessica George; brother-in-law, Herb (Annette) Mueller of Morton Grove; and many nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. 
Memorials may be made to the church. 
For information, (847) 253-5423. 

Franklin S. C. Chang
Services for Franklin S.C. Chang, 82, a 26-year resident of Mount Prospect, will be private. 
Born Dec.30, 1915, in China, he passed away Friday, July 24, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital.Burial will be private. 
Mr. Chang was a retired research chemist for Borg-Warner Corporation, Des Plaines, with 20 years of service. 
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; sons, Julius Chang, James Chang and Charles (Lauren Hobratsch) Chang; daughter, Charlene (David) Gottlieb; sister, Nancy (S.K.) Chang; and 10 granchildren. 
Arrangements were made by Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, Arlington Heights. 
For information, (847) 253-5423. 

Donna C. Gardner
A prayer service for Donna C. Gardner, 72, of Wildwood, will be offered at 7:30 p.m.Tuesday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, with the Rev. Bostrom of the Wildwood Presbyterian Church officiating. 
Grace, dignity, style and class - These four words exemplified the life of Donna C. Gardner, who passed away at home early in the morning of Saturday, July 25, 1998, following a courageous battle with cancer.  Entombment will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Appleton Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Wis. 
Donna was born Dec.29, 1925, to Vera and Clyde Lathrop, in Marshfield, Wis.She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and lifelong member of the Fidelity Chapter #94, Order of the Eastern Star, Appleton, Wis. 
Donna led a most interesting life as a dedicated mother, wife and businesswoman.  Donna was married to her college sweetheart, Jim, for 49 years, and together they raised two children.She was employed as a psychiatric nurse for two decades at the VA Hospital in North Chicago, and was co-owner of Lake County Private Detectives in Round Lake.Donna had many interests.She was a world traveler, a licensed pilot and an artist on many levels.  Those she corresponded with over the years looked forward to letters filled with humor and love. 
She will be deeply missed by many the world over. 
Her husband, Jim, preceded her in death just over one year ago. 
Survivors include her son, Jim of Wausau, Wis.; daughter, Karen of Whitefish Bay, Wis.;daughter-in-law and friend, Maureen of Crystal Lake; grandchildren, Vince of Round Lake along with Jourdan, Jason, Lori, Katie, Matt and Shawn of Crystal Lake; brother, Robert Lathrop of Appleton; loving nephew, Jimmy Hoffman of Green Bay, Wis.; Alice Nixon of Round Lake; and numerousnieces, nephews and friends. 
Friends and family may visit from 5 to 8 p.m.Tuesday at the funeral chapel. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Save-A-Pet, 31664 N. Fairfield Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. 
For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Leonarda T. Gliffe
Funeral services for Leonarda T. Gliffe, 77, of Trevor, Wis., formerly of Spring Grove, will be held at 8:30 p.m. today, at George R.Justen and Sons Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm St., McHenry, with the Rev. 
John Pennell officiating. 
Born on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, 1920, in Milwaukee, Wis., she died Friday, July 24, 1998, at her home.  Interment will be private. 
Mrs. Gliffe was a homemaker for most of her life.  She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed many activities with her family. 
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Nicholaus Schordje of McHenry.Patricia, her only daughter, loved her more than life and will miss her more than life, and Nick loved her like his own mother for 31 years. 
She is also survived by her three grandchildren, all of McHenry: Christina, her first and only granddaughter, the light and joy of her life; Michael, her first grandson, who loved her unconditionally; and Jason Lee, her namesake, who always made her smile. 
She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Frederick Gliffe, on Aug.6, 1982. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m.today, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Leonarda's name may be made to Alliance Hospital of Kenosha in Kenosha, Wis. 
For information, (815) 385-2400. 

Thomas W. Green 
A memorial service for Thomas W. Green, 88, of Naperville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, at the Tabor Hills Healthcare Facility, 1347 Crystal Ct., Naperville. 
The 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. 

Raul F. Guerrero
Funeral services for Raul F. Guerrero, 73, an eight-year resident of Round Lake Beach, formerly of Grayslake, will be held privately. 
Born July 7, 1924, in Mexico, he passed away Thursday, July 23, 1998, at his residence. 
In 1991, Mr.Guerrero retired from the Winchester House Nursing Facility in Libertyville, where he had been employed as a nursing assistant. 
He leaves his wife, JoAnne, to whom he was united to marriage on March 5, 1988 in Mundelein; three daughters, Peggy (Ricky) Jarroll of Park City, Kerry (Jose) Duvon of Waukegan and Tammy (Martin) Torres of Round Lake Beach; and 11 grandchildren. 
He was preceded in death by his parents. 
Memorials may be given to the family in his memory. 
Arrangements were made by Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., Grayslake. 
For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Kathleen A. Kutella
Prayers for Kathleen A.Kutella (nee Engquist), 48, of Mount Prospect, will be said at 9:15 a.m.Tuesday, at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights.  Mass will follow at 10 a.m., at St. Cecilia Church, 700 S. Meier Road, Mount Prospect. 
Born April 5, 1950, in Highland Park, she died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights.Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. 
Mrs. Kutella taught pre-kindergarten at Trinity Methodist Church in Mount Prospect.  Formerly she taught CCD at St. Cecilia Church as well as fifth grade at Cadwell Grammar School in Deerfield.  She was a 1972 graduate of Northern Illinois University. 
Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Kutella; son, Michael E. Kutella; mother, Doris Engquist; sisters, Carnie (Donald) Baker and Glenna (Donald) Ruffolo; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Engquist. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 253-5423. 

Robert S. Lutzow
Services for Robert S. Lutzow, 32, will be held at noon Tuesday, at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N.Milwaukee Ave., Niles. 
Interment will be in Ridgewood Cemetery. 
He was the loving father of Robert A. Lutzow; beloved son of Robert G. Lutzow and Ann (Erny) Klein; cherished brother of Dianna (Bob) Ryan; and fond grandson of Sally Wulff. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 966-7302. 

Edward Majka
Mass for Edward Majka, 71, of Elk Grove Village, will be celebrated at 10 a.m.Tuesday, at Queen of the Rosary.  Prayers will be said one hour prior to the Mass at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. 
Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. 
Born June 5, 1927, in Chicago, he died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital. 
Burial will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery. 
Mr.Majka was self-employed. 
He was the brother of William of Elk Grove Village, Stephanie (Phillip) Olszewski of Elk Grove Village and the late Lillian Olszewski; and uncle of Phillip Olszewski, Lisa (James) Welch, Laura Olszewski, Suzanne Mieek and Pamela (Terry) Knight. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 253-5423. 

Lucene B. Pennington
Funeral services for Lucene B. Pennington (nee Breding), 90, of Rolling Meadows, will be held at 10 a.m. 
Tuesday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. 
Born Dec.27, 1907, in Minneapolis, Minn., she died Wednesday, July 22, 1998, at Church Creek Retirement Center in Arlington Heights. 
Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park, Northlake. 
A retired teacher, she was a member of D.A.R., the Women's Republican Organization and Meadows Baptist Church of Rolling Meadows. 
She was the wife of the late Liston Pennington; mother of Lucene Stahl and Lee Pennington; grandmother of Traci and Kevin Stahl and Timothy and James Pennington; great-grandmother of Andrew Stahl; and sister of Barbara Hochalter and the late Merrill Breding. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Meadows Baptist Church, 2401 Kirchoff Rd., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. 
For information, (847) 358-7411. 

Anna M. Runde
Funeral services for Anna M. Runde (nee Gallagher), 80, of Palatine, formerly of Des Plaines, will be held at 10 a.m.Wednesday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine. 
Born Nov.23, 1917, in Chicago, she died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital, from leukemia.Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Palatine. 
Mrs.Runde had been a resident of Palatine for 12 years.She was a member of the Women's Guild of the United Church of Christ in Des Plaines, and also a member of the Bible study group of the United Congregational Church of Rolling Meadows. 
Survivors include her daughters, Marianne (Armando) Bucio and Elizabeth M.Kirby; son, Thomas N. 
(Deana M.)Runde; grandchildren, Normajean Hanich, Terry Hanich, Linda (Alan) Shelton, Lisa (Rob) Lange, Lori (Jerry) Kapolek, Michelle Riddle, Michael Riddle, Julie Riddle and Jason Riddle; and great-grandchildren, Morgan and Stephanie Shelton, Jeffrey, Katie and Alison Riddle, and Cody and Tyler Runde. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman T.Runde; parents, Robert and Anna Marie Gallagher; brothers, Robert, James and Jeremiah Gallagher; and son, James N. Runde. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, atthe funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation, 4761 W. Touhy Ave., Suite #211, Lincolnwood, IL 60646-9802. 
For information, (847) 358-7411. 

Anna M. Runde
A funeral Mass for Anna M. Runde (nee Gallagher), 80, of Palatine, formerly of Des Plaines, will be celebrated at 10 a.m.Wednesday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 201 N.Northwest Highway, Palatine. 
Born Nov.23, 1917, in Chicago, she died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital, from leukemia.  Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Palatine. 
Mrs. Runde had been a resident of Palatine for 12 years.  She was a member of the Women's Guild of the United Church of Christ in Des Plaines, and also a member of the Bible study group of the United Congregational Church of Rolling Meadows. 
Survivors include her daughters, Marianne (Armando) Bucio and Elizabeth M. Kirby; son, Thomas N. 
(Deana M.) Runde; grandchildren, Normajean Hanich, Terry Hanich, Linda (Alan) Shelton, Lisa (Rob) Lange, Lori (Jerry) Kapolek, Michelle Riddle, Michael Riddle, Julie Riddle and Jason Riddle; and great-grandchildren, Morgan and Stephanie Shelton, Jeffrey, Katie and Alison Riddle, and Cody and Tyler Runde. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman T. Runde; parents, Robert and Anna Marie Gallagher; brothers, Robert, James and Jeremiah Gallagher; and son, James N. Runde. 
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation, 4761 W. Touhy Ave., Suite #211, Lincolnwood, IL 60646-9802. 
For information, (847) 358-7411. 

Genevieve I. Selbert (nee Brown), 80, of Naperville, formerly of Downers Grove and Oak Park, died Thursday, July 23.Arrangements were made by Toon Funeral Home, Downers Grove, (630) 968-0408. 

Edward W. Tessendorf 
Funeral services for Edward W. Tessendorf, 78, a resident of Rolling Meadows for 44 years, will be held at 10 a.m. today, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. 
Born May 16, 1920, in Chicago, he died Friday, July 24, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights. 
He retired from GTE with more than 30 years ofservice.An Army veteran serving in World War II, he was a member of the Bensenville VFW and former member of the Davies Pioneer Club, which was associated with GTE. 
Survivors include his wife, Patricia R. Tessendorf (nee Jay) of Rolling Meadows; brothers, Donald F. (late Vera) Tessendorf of Indianapolis, Ind.and Roy L. (Dorothy) Tessendorf of Bradenton, Fla.; brothers-in-law, Edward (Marion) Jay of Rolling Meadows and Joseph (Audrey) Jay of Rolling Meadows; sister-in-law, Jean (late William) Barclay of Wheeling; many nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his son, Keith D. Tessendorf; and parents, Edward and Eva Tessendorf. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 6 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1202, Chicago, IL 60602, are appreciated. 
For information, (847) 358-7411. 

Amie Elizabeth Titus
Funeral services for Amie Elizabeth Titus, 21, of St. Charles, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the First Baptist Church of Geneva, with the Rev. Brian R.Coffey officiating. 
Born Jan.21, 1977, in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of Steve and Terri (nee Meer) Titus, she died Saturday, July 25, 1998, in St.Louis, Mo., as the result of an automobile accident.  Burial will be in Prairie Cemetery, St. Charles. 
Amie was a 1995 graduate of St. Charles High School, where she was active in dance and a member of the drill team for two years.  She was preparing to begin her senior year this fall at Western Illinois University in Macomb, where she was majoring in business/marketing.  During her freshman and sophomore years at Western, she was a member of the Wranglers Pom Squad and was elected co-captain of the squad.  Amie served as the treasurer for her sorority, Delta Zeta.  She had also been elected to serve her senior year on the Judicial Board, which determines infractions at the college. 
Amie traveled on mission trips to Mexico with her church group in Minnesota, and traveled twice to the Dominican Republic on mission trips with her youth group from the First Baptist Church of Geneva. Amie, along with her father, Steve and brother, Matt, played on the church softball team.  This summer, she worked as a college intern at the Sears home office in Hoffman Estates. 
She is survived by her parents, Steve and Terri Titus; her brother, Matt and her sister, Melissa, both of St.Charles; her maternal grandmother, Lucille Meer of Port Washington, Wis.; her paternal grandparents, Frank and Gerry Titus of St. Charles; her paternal great-grandmother, Hollis Yelton of Casey, Ill.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many friends. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. 
Tuesday, at Norris Funeral Home, 100 S.Third St., St.Charles. 
Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Geneva to be designated for the Amie Titus Memorial Fund. 
For information, (630) 584-2000. 

Roland J. Urban
Services for Roland J. Urban, 80, a longtime resident of Arlington Heights, will be held at 11 a.m. 
Wednesday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.,1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. 
The Rev. Craig Wagner will officiate. 
Born Sept.15, 1917, in Chicago, he died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare Center.  Entombment will be in Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Arlington Heights. 
Mr.Urban had retired in 1980 from the J. Walter Thompson Company, after 36 years as a commercial artist. 
Survivors include his daughters, Mary (Robert) Jackson and Ellen (Harold) Koehn; grandchildren, Marc, Michael and Leah Jackson, and Thaddeus, Zachary and Tabitha Koehn; and sister, Eleanor Burkart. 
He was preceded indeath by his wife, Bertha Urban. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.until the time of services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity. 
For information, (847) 253-0168. 

Donald D. Virgens 
Services for Donald D. Virgens, 68, of McHenry, will be held at 10 a.m. today, at Alliance Church, 3815 W. Bull Valley Road, McHenry.  The Rev. Paul Martin will officiate. 
Born Jan.30, 1930, in Minneapolis, Minn., he died Thursday, July 23, 1998, at Northern Illinois Medical Center, McHenry.  Interment will be in McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock. 
Formerly of Osseo, Minn., Mr. 
Virgens was a resident of McHenry for 37 years.  Before coming to McHenry, he was employed by Northern Propane Gas Company and transferred to the McHenry office in 1961. 
He worked there as manager until 1969, when he began employment with Schroeder Nursery of Grayslake. 
In 1980 he became vice president in charge of general operations and remained in that position until his retirement in 1992. 
A veteran, Mr. Virgens served in the 11th Airborne Division of the Army during the Korean War from 1951 to 1954.He was a member of Alliance Church in McHenry and was also the charter organizer for the McHenry Hornets football team in 1963, and a member of the McHenry Rotary Club from 1964 to 1992. 
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dorothy Virgens (nee LeVan) whom he married Oct.19, 1952, in Greenfield, Tenn.; children, Donna (Lino) Cordoba of Grayslake and Debra (Ron) Heuer and Barbara Scheid, both of McHenry; grandchildren, Della (Tom) Thakral, Daniel Cordoba and Matthew Scheid; and mother, Betty Nordin. 
He will lie in state from 9 a.m.until the time of services at 10 a.m.Monday, at the church. 
Memorials may be made to Alliance Church, McHenry. 
Arrangements were madeby George R. Justen and Son Funeral Home, McHenry. 
For information, (815) 385-2400. 

Leila M. Youngs
Private graveside services for Leila M. Youngs, 81, a resident of Elgin for more than 60 years, will be held today in Lakewood Memorial Park. 
Born Sept.17, 1916, in Maple Park, the daughter of Frank and Emily Patrick, she died Friday, July 24, 1998, at Sherman West Court.Private graveside services will be on Monday in Lakewood Memorial Park. 
Before her retirment, Mrs.Youngs had been employed by McGraw-Edison and W.J. Dennis and Company in Elgin.She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge of Elgin. 
Survivors include her two sisters, Norma Campbell of Brodhead, Wis. 
and Corrine Eicksteedt of Elgin; a brother, Elvin (Patricia) Patrick of Elgin; andmany nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; and two nephews, James Eickstaedt and Charles Choitz. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
Arrangements were made by Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. 
For information, (847) 741-8800.


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