Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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In Loving Memory Ronny S. Pontious 
July 29, 1964 - May 8, 1994 
On your birthday Ronny:
Your horizon was never quite at your elbows, nor should it have ever been. 
How much better to dream big, keep your sights high, and when you reached the top of the hill, you spread your wings and soared higher still. 
Darling Ronny, until we meet again, in reunion's sweet embrace, and we shall soar, together, to a different time and place; you will be remembered in our hearts, our thoughts and our memories.
Of the times we loved, the times we cried, the times we fought and the times we laughed.
For if we continue thinking of you Ronny, you will never be gone.
We know you are with us always, and enfold us in your love. 
Fondly remembered and lovingly missed by: Pat and Norma Harris (Mother) Ron and Sue Pontious (Father) David and Lisa Powell (Sister) Rachel S.and Erin I.R. Powell (Nieces) Grandparent, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins and all those who knew and loved him. 

Frances A. Van Acker
A funeral Mass for Frances A. Van Acker, 91, of Wayne, will be held at 11 a.m.Thursday, at Resurrection Catholic Church in Wayne.Rev.Laurian Janicki will officiate. 
Born Oct.27, 1906, in Cloverdale (Bloomingdale), Ill.,the daughter of Valentin and Katherine (nee Gardener) Rau, she died Monday, July 27, 1998,at Pine View Health Center in St.Charles.Entombment will be in North Cemetery, St.Charles. 
Mrs.Van Acker was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church in St. 
Charles and is survived by her daughters, Sister Alyce Ann Van Acker of Wayne, Ruth (Robert) Nunley of St.Charles and Dorothy Van Acker of Chicago; son, Wayne (Judy) of Elburn; son-in-law, Allen Ziller of Huntley; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
She waspreceded in death by her husband, Henry in 1975; son, Arthur; parents; sisters, Anna Garrelts, Eva Schick, Rose Tremel, Agnes Streit, Margaret Born and Elizabeth Rau; brothers, George, Frank and Edward; and daughter-in-law, Ann Hickey. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E.Main St.,St.Charles, with a Liturgical Wake Service at 6:30 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Resurrection Church, Army Trail Road, Wayne, Ill.or to The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 6N158 Crane Rd.,St. 
Charles, IL 60175. 
For information, (630) 584-0060. 

Albert H. Aman 
Services for Albert H. Aman, 70, of Des Plaines, will be held at 11 a.m.Friday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. 
Born May 12, 1928, in Chicago, he died Monday, July 27, 1998,at Resurrection Medical Center.Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery. 
A retired supervisory inspector with U.S. Customs, he served 12 years as a technical sargent in the Army Ready Reserves from 1950 to 1962 and was a member of the Illinois Police Association. 
He was the husband of Marion (nee Lange); father of Thomas Aman, Charles (Ann) Aman, Mary (Andrew) Strader; brother of Arthur J. (Marilyn) Aman; grandfather of Julia, Daniel, Laura and Emily; uncle of five; great-uncle of two; and best friend of Thomas Hagarty. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to your favorite charity. 
For information, (847) 824-5155. 

Richard A. `Dick' Aneshansel 
Services for Richard A. `Dick' Aneshansel, 68, a resident of Napervillesince 1981, will begin at 9:15 a.m.Thursday, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S.Mill St.,Naperville, and continue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m.,at St.Margaret Mary Church, 1450 Green Trails Drive, Naperville.The Rev.Reynaldo Treyes will officiate. 
Born March 18, 1930, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he died Monday morning, July 27, 1998, at home.Interment will be in Sts.Peter and Paul Cemetery, Naperville. 
Mr.Aneshansel grew up in Cincinnati and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.He had a distinguished career in the printing ink industry for more than 40 years and retired from U.S. Inkin Burr Ridge in 1995.A veteran, Mr.Aneshansel served in the Marines during the Korean War.He had moved to Naperville from Neenah, Wis.and was a member of St.Margaret Mary Church.He had a variety of interests, including golf, fishing and boating. 
Survivors include his wife, Cecilia Aneshansel (nee Sosa) of Naperville, whom he marriedin 1953; daughters, Kathleen (Michael) Gilkey of Fort Wayne, Ind., Lynne (Joseph) Lipinski of Woodridge and Ann (Thomas) Pfaff of Sandwich; sons, Richard (Janet) Aneshansel Jr. of Eden Prairie, Minn.and Paul (Laura) Aneshansel of Houghton, Mich.; grandchildren, Kimberly and Lisa Gilkey, Sarah, Amy, Matthew and Ryan Pfaff, and Jamie, Margaret and Abagale Aneshansel; sister, Jane (Ron) Taylor of Danvers, Mass.;nieces, Carla (Thomas) Powers of Danvers and Jennifer (Scott) Webster of Stoneham, Mass.; nephews, George (Marianna) Taylor of Scituate, Mass. and Gregory (Susie) Taylor of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; and aunt, Marie Aull of Dayton, Ohio. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Catherine Aneshansel. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mr.Aneshansel's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, DuPage County Division, 999 N.Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, or to Harbor Lights Hospice, 800 Roosevelt Road, Building C, Suite #206, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. 
For information, (630) 355-0213. 

Dobrosav Antonic
Funeral services for Dobrosav Antonic, 62, a 9-year resident of Libertyville, formerly a Waukegan resident since 1974, will begin at 10 a.m.Thursday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W.Park Ave. 
(Route 176), Libertyville, and continue to St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery. 
Born Sept.21, 1935, in Yugoslavia, Mr.Antonic passed away Monday, July 27, 1998, at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke Medical Center in Chicago.Interment will be in the church cemetery. 
Mr.Antonic was a 25-year employee of Abbott Laboratories and a member of the Serbian Orthodox Church.He was also a veteran of the Yugoslavian National Army. 
Surviving are his wife, Ljubinka; three daughters, Slobodanka Antonic of Libertyville, Ljiljana (Mirodrag) Milovanovic of Lake Forest and Snezana (Goran) Matic of Lindenhurst; three grandchildren, Aleksandar, Jovan and Marko; two brothers, Dobrivoje (Obrenija) Antonic of Libertyville and Radomir Antonic of Yugoslavia; and one sister, Radojka (Mirko) Antonic of Yugoslavia. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dragutin and Anka Antonic; a brother, Svetozar; and a sister, Zivojka. 
Friends of the family may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. today, where Pomen services will be held at 7 p.m. For information, (847) 362-3009. 

Robert J. Baldini 
Prayers for Robert J. Baldini, 69, a resident of Arlington Heights for 35 years, will be said at 8:45 a.m.Thursday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. (four blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights.Mass will follow at 9:30 a.m.at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 432 S.Mitchell Ave. 
Born Aug.20, 1928, in Chicago, he died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at home.  Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. 
Owner and operator of R.J. Baldini Engraving located at 1385 Jeffrey in Addison, from 1961 to the present, he was a Korean War veteran having served in the Army. 
He was the loving husband of Ceda (nee Chiolak), whom he married on Sept.4, 1954, in Chicago; dearest father of Robert C. Baldini of Arlington Heights and Brian J. (Carol) Baldini of Arlington Heights; dear grandfather of Stephanie and Thomas Baldini; fond brother-in-law of Ida Baldini of Chicago; and dear brother of the late Yolanda Paulini, Darna Favoriti and Nello Baldini. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
Masses appreciated. 
For information, (847) 253-0168. 

George W. Bloomberg
Services for George W. Bloomberg, 79, will begin at 9:30 a.m.Thursday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W.Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Rd.), Roselle, continuing with a chapel service at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery. 
Former owner of Bloomberg Service Station in Keeneyville, he was the beloved husband of Edith (nee Hanson); devoted father of George (Nancy), Don, Peggy (Scott) Werner, Dennis (Mary), Thomas (Karen), Dale (Karen) and Sherry (Steve) Biang; dear brother of Dick (Fern) and Chuck(Carol) Bloomberg; fond grandfather of 15; and great-grandfather of one. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel. 
In lieu of flowers, donations to Hospice of DuPage, are appreciated. 
For information, (630) 889-1700. 

Kathleen Bonilla
Prayers for Kathleen Bonilla (nee Reed), 41, of Hanover Park, will be said at 9:15 a.m.Thursday, at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Rd.), Streamwood/Schaumburg. 
Mass will follow at 10 a.m.at St. Ansgar Church. 
Born May 30, 1957, in Chicago, she died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Hoffman Estates Medical Center. 
Burial will be in East Dundee Township Cemetery. 
She was the wife of Louis Bonilla; mother of Burton Reed (Jennifer), Jason, Louis Jr., Denida and Heather all of Hanover Park; sister of Fred Reed, David Reed, Albert Reed and Carol Lopez; grandmother of Tiffany and Joshua; and daughter of the late Burton and Dorothy Reed. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
Please omit flowers. 
For information,(630/847) 289-8054. 

Dr. William A. Colby 
Services for Dr. William A. Colby, 59, will be held at 10 a.m.Saturday, at Wheaton Evangelical Free Church, 520 E.Roosevelt Rd.,Wheaton. 
Born Oct.30, 1938, in Kewanee, Ill., he died Sunday,July 19, 1998, in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Interment will be held at 3:30 p.m.Saturday, in Liberty Cemetery in Atkinson, Ill. 
He was doing what he loved best serving God in Africa at the time of his death. 
Dr.Colby was a missionary doctor in Africa for many years.He was a resident of Wheaton when he was on Home Assignment.He was a 1965 graduate of the University of Chicago Medical School.Dr.Colbyserved in the Army as Captain of a medical team.He served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1969.Since then, he lived his life serving God, with his wife, Norma, as oveseas missionaries in Zaire, Africa; briefly in China; and finally in Kenya.He has been a doctor, counselor and friend to all who knew him and will be dearly remembered by his family and friends around the world. 
He is survived by his wife, Norma; daughters, Rebekah (Dennis) Asensio of Lisle, Deborah (Joan) Sandstrom of Elmhurst, Sharon (Ronald) Jensen of Hancock, Minn.and Joanna (Steven)Schoenhals of Carol Stream; grandchildren, Michael, Ryan and Kristen Asensio, Linnea Sandstrom and Bethany and Brendan Jensen; and brothers, Dr.Fred (Ruth) Colby of Arlington, Texas and David (Regina) Colby of Moline, Ill. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the church. 
Memorials may be directed to the Colby Assistance Fund or Dr.William Colby African Missions Memorial Fund, c/o Evangelical Free Church of America, 901 E. 78th St., Minneapolis, MN 55420. 
Arrangements were made by Hultgren Funeral Home, Wheaton. 
For information, (630) 668-0027. 

Beatrice M. DeTomasi
Prayers for Beatrice M. DeTomasi (nee Braglia), 93, of Hoffman Estates, will be said at 9 a.m.Saturday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 415 S.Buesching Rd.,Lake Zurich.Mass will follow at9:30 a.m. 
at St.Francis de Sales Church, 11 S.Buesching Rd.,Lake Zurich. 
Born May 16, 1905, in Nismozza, Italy, she died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, in Hoffman Estates.Entombment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. 
She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J.; loving mother of Olga (Bill) Fontana, Elaine (Karl) Fruecht and the late Elsie (Thomas) Kenter; dearest grandmother of Christine (Jerry) DeTomasi, John (Dee) Bafaro, Karen (Owen) Aurielo, Midge (Paul) McDonald, Mark (Andrea) Kenter, Julie (Rick) DiNapoli, Mary (Brad) Raffanti, Keith (Kathy) West, Kent (Judy) West, Kelley (Tony) Vari, Julie (Chris) Quinn and Jane (Jim) Pattison; sister of the late Gilda Basso, Leona Romei, Mary Crement and John Braglia; greatgrandmother of 26; and aunt of many nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 777 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035. 
For information, (847) 540-8871. 

William Hanselmann 
Services for William Hanselmann, 73, of Des Plaines, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. 
Born March 28, 1925, in Chicago, he died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at home. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. 
A dairy worker for Bordens Dairy, he wasa member of Arlington Heights VFW. 
Survivors include his wife, Genevieve (nee Herr); children, Jerry (Cheryl) Hanselmann of Glendale Heights, Jim (Jo Dee) Hanselmann of Plainfield, Ind.,Bill (Joanna) Hanselmann of Sleepy Hollow and Bob (Debra) Hanselmann of Cary; and grandchildren, Heather, Kelly, Jamie, Drew, Dana, Caitlin, Kirk, Trent, Hayden, Logan and Larkin. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. 
For information, (847) 824-5155. 

Robert F. Hartje 
Services for Robert F. Hartje, 73, a resident of Mount Prospect for 35 years, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. 
Born Sept.9, 1924, he died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge.Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. 
A veteran, Mr.Hartje had served in the Navy during World War II. 
He had been employed as a plant engineer for Diamond Nut Company in Lemont for 35 years. 
He was the beloved husband of Olga Hartje (nee Chuchray); loving father of Joan O. (Richard) Blood of Des Plaines, and the late Robert E. Hartje; dear brother of Raymond Hartje of Wisconsin, Eileen Hartje of Chicago, and the late LaVerne Uhler; devoted grandfather of five; and great-grandfather of five. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
Memorials made to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. 
For information, (847) 824-5155. 

Richard I. Klima
Funeral services for Richard I. Klima, 55, of Arlington Heights, will be held at 11 a.m.Friday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect. 
Born Aug.7, 1942, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, in Arlington Heights. 
Mr. Klima was an accountant for UOP, Des Plaines. 
Survivors include his mother, Verna Klima; sister, Nancy (Walter) Siekierski; nephew, P.J. Siekierski; niece, Melissa (Joergen) Petersen; and longtime dear friend, Harriet Carlton Goldweitz of Boston. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
For information, (847) 255-7800. 

Faye F. Martin
Memorial services for Faye F. Martin, 55, of St.Charles, will be held at 4 p.m.Thursday, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E.Main St., St.Charles. 
The Rev. Ronald W.Weidler will officiate. 
Born Jan.1, 1943, in Vandalia, Ill., she died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at her home.Interment will be private. 
Following her graduation from Springfield High School in 1960, Mrs. Martin attended the Springfield Memorial Hospital School of Nursing.After receiving her nursing degree, she worked at several clinics in Springfield, including Memorial Medical Center.After moving to St. Charles, she began employment with Delnor Community Hospital and served as a surgical coordinator since 1984.   Mrs. Martin was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia and of the AORN Association. 
Survivors include her husband, Robert Martin; daughters, Kelly K. (Scott) Burke of Des Moines, Iowa, Tamara S.Daugherty of Ocala, Fla. and Melissa (Steve) Cooper of Springfield; sons, Douglas Martin of Springfield and Joel (Tammy) Martin of South Elgin; mother, Naomi Faye Beutler of Ocala; sisters, Peggy A. (Paul) Buchheimer of Houston, Texas and Debora S. (Dean) Allen of Charlotte, N.C.; and brother, Timothy (Kathryn) Ferchow of Jacksonville, Fla. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Ferchow. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made tothe American Cancer Society, c/o Firstar Bank of Illinois, 1500 Lincoln Highway, St.Charles, IL 60174. 
For information, (630) 584-0060. 

Victor S. Meller 
Services for Victor S. Meller, 82, of Palatine, will be held at 10 a.m.Friday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. 
Born July 31, 1915, in Cicero, he died Monday, July 27, 1998, at his home.Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. 
Mr. Meller, an Army veteran of World War II, was the Director of Examinations for the Illinois and Wisconsin Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. 
He was the husband of Grace (nee Schaaf) Meller; father of David V. (Patricia) and Daniel C. J. 
(Marilyn) Meller; and grandfather of Daphne, Shannon and Jonathon. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Palatine Paramedics, 200 E.Wood St., Palatine, IL 60067. 
Forinformation, (847) 359-8020. 

Edith M. Morris
Services for Edith M. Morris, 64, of Wauconda, will be held at 2 p.m.  Friday, at Windridge Memorial Park Chapel, Cary.   The Reverend Gary Blobaum of Hospice of Northeastern Illinois will officiate. 
Ms. Morris died Monday, July 27, 1998. 
She was the mother of Virgil Crouse of Salem, Wis., Gerald Crouse of West Virginia, Charlene (George) Oleson of Waukegan, Dawn Crouse of Bronx, N.Y., Jessie (Jerry) Freund of Zion, William Morris of McHenry and Susan Farrar of Wauconda; sister of Charles (Pat) Malsch of Pell Lake, Wis.and Marie (Donald) Voss of Lake Geneva, Wis.;and fond grandmother of 14. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S.Hager, Barrington, IL 60010 or American Cancer Society, 17 N.River St.,Batavia, IL 60510. 
Arrangements were made by Windridge Funeral Home, Ltd., Cary. 
For information, toll free (800) 870-9648. 

Joseph Peter Mudrak
Mass of the Resurrection for Joseph Peter Mudrak, 40, of Gurnee, will be held at 10 a.m. today, at St. 
Paul the Apostle (corner of Hunt Club and Gages Lake). 
Mr. Mudrak died Saturday, July 25, 1998, at home. 
He was a friend to many and a lover of nature. 
He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife, RoyceAnn; loving sister, Mary (Bob) Ackerman; and brothers, Andrew (Linda), Michael (Cathy), Sam (Gabriel) and Peter. 
Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.today, at Marsh Funeral Home of Gurnee (corner of Washington and Cemetery). 
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lymphoma Research Foundation of America @ www.Lymphoma.org. 
For information, (847) 336-0127. 

Frieda W. Ofsthun
Funeral services for Frieda W. Ofsthun (nee Wolter), 93, of Elk Grove Village, formerly of Duluth and Morton, Minn.,will be held at 10 a.m. 
today, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.Rev. Thomas Noll will officiate. 
Born in 1904, she died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Alexian Brothers Hospice in ElkGrove Village.Burial will be Friday, from Zion Lutheran Church in Morton, Minn.to Village Cemetery, Morton. 
Shewas reared in Morton, Minn. and was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Morton. 
Her father, the lateCarl L.Wolter, was a charter member of Zion and helped build the new church in the 1920's and early 1930's.She graduated from Morton High School in 1922.She was a R.N. and had received her nursing training in Minneapolis.From 1925 to 1997, Mrs. Ofsthun resided in Duluth.She was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and was the head ofthe Sunday School there for more than 25 years in the 1930's and 1940's. 
She was a former member of the First Lutheran Church in Duluth and was a member of the Ladies Guild. 
Mrs. Ofsthun is survived by her children, D. Glenn (Audrey) of Barrington and Dorothy Milligan of Hemet, Calif.; 17 grandchildren, locally: Karen (John) Brust of Lombard, Elizabeth (Brian) Gross of LaGrange and Norma (Alexis Parras) Ofsthun of Rolling Meadows; many great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford B.; sons, Ronald W. (Doris) and Stanley (Mary); and siblings, Bertha, August, Herman, Amelia Dallenbach and William. 
Visitation will be from 9 a.m.until the time of services today, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 4900 W.Grand Ave., Duluth, Minn., would be appreciated. 
For information, (630) 629-0094. 

David A. Olson, 85, of Downers Grove, died Tuesday, July 28.   Arrangements were made by Toon Funeral Home, Downers Grove, (630) 968-0408. 

Mark Joseph Parkitny
Prayers for Mark Joseph Parkitny, will be said at 9 a.m. Thursday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. 
Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Rd.), Roselle.  Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Church.Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. 
A Marine Corps Captain, he was the beloved husband of Fareen (nee Shedbalkas); devoted father of Loren; loving son of Alfred and Celine Parkitny; dear brother of Jeffrey Al Parkitny; and fond grandson of Antonnia Wawrzynowicz. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel. 
For information, (630) 889-1700. 

Donald E. Peterson 
Funeral services for Donald E. Peterson, 82, of Elgin, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin, with the Rev. Mary Wise officiating. 
Born July 19, 1916, in St.Charles, he died Monday, July 27, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital.Burial will be in St. Charles Township Cemetery. 
Mr. Peterson graduated from St. Charles High School and attended First United Methodist Church in Elgin.  A decorated Army veteran of World War II, he received the Silver Star for valor while serving with the 3rd Army in Germany in 1945.  Before his retirement, he was self-employed in the welding and repair business for many years, having founded Peterson Welding Service in 1948.  Mr.Peterson was a member of National Blacksmiths and Welders Association, Inc.and the Kane County Farm Bureau.  He held a life membership in the Second Calvary Association,Elgin Post #57 of American Legion and V.F.W. 
Watch City Post #1307.He was a life member of Monitor Lounsbury Lodge #522, AF & AM for 47 years. 
He is survived by his son, Melvin Peterson of Udina. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Barbara Peterson, on May 2, 1997; and one sister, Lilyan Norup. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Elgin. 
For information, (847) 741-1128. 

Elvera M. Pitzen
Services for Elvera M. Pitzen (nee Miller), 91, of Lake Zurich, formerly of Arlington Heights, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, at St. Peter United Church of Christ, 47 Church St., Lake Zurich. 
Born July 6, 1907, in Arlington Heights, she died Monday, July 27, 1998, in Lake Zurich.  Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. 
Survivors include her children, William (Josiane) Pitzen and Arlene (Floyd) Filloon; grandchildren, Annick (George) Kelleher, Eric Pitzen, Gail Filloon, Sharon (Wayne) Rowe and Allen Filloon; and great-grandchildren, Jason Rowe, Sean Pitzen and Rick Fritz. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Marie Miller; husband, William J. Pitzen; two sisters; and three brothers. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager St., Barrington, IL 60010, or to St. Peter United Church of Christ. 
For information, (847) 540-8871. 

Lucille Pranica
Prayers for Lucille Pranica (nee Czajkowski), 72, of Mount Prospect, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road at Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect.  Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia Church. 
Born Oct.4, 1925, in Chicago, she died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at home. 
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. 
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Pranica; son, Ronald (Lisette) Pranica; daughter, Audrey (Don) Loudermilk; grandchildren, Emma, Jade-Lauren and Grace; brother, Chester Czajkowski; and sisters, Helen Pacer and Frances Bolsinger. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
Please omit flowers. 
For information, (847) 255-7800. 

James Michael `Bunky' Quinn
Memorial services for James Michael `Bunky' Quinn, 30, of Algonquin, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Algonquin. 
Born Jan.5, 1968, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, July 28, 1998, in Crystal Lake.  Burial will be private. 
He had been a free spirit, artist and musician. 
He is survived by his parents, Michael Quinn of Crystal Lake and Carol Quinn of Algonquin; brothers, Peter (Elizabeth) Quinn of Crystal Lake and Timothy Quinn of Carpentersville; and sister, Rebecca (John Faust) Quinn of Algonquin. 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents. 
Visitation will be from 6 p.m.until the time of services Thursday, at the funeral chapel. 
Memorials may be made to the McHenry County Family Services Crisis Hot Line. 
For information, (847) 658-4232. 

Jane B. Revoy
Services for Jane B. Revoy, 95, loving mother, wife, and cherished grandmother, will be held at 8 p.m. 
today, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.The Rev.Gregg Bostrom of the Wildwood Presbyterian Church will officiate. 
Born March 14, 1903, the second of nine children born to Otto and Bertha Peters of Zion, she passed away Saturday, July 25, 1998, at the home of her daughter, Carol Gustafson, in Wildwood.   Interment will be private. 
Survivors include her daughter, Carol Gustafson of Wildwood;sons, Dale Thorp of Wisconsin and Charles `Bud' Revoy of Zion; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-greatgrandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Revoy; son, William Revoy Jr.,in April, 1998; daughter, Janet Hill, in July, 1991; son-in-law, Ragner Gustafson, in 1991; daughter-in-law, Ruth Revoy, in 1995; brothers, Charles, Edward and Paul Peters; and sisters, Dorothy, Lillian, Ruth and Edna. 
Friends of the family may visit from 5 p.m. until the time of services at 8 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel. 
For information,(847) 223-8122. 

Claire L. Simmons (nee Pecka), 47, of Villa Park, died Monday, July 27.   Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161. 

Sigismund W. Srocki 
Prayers for Sigismund W. Srocki, 75, of Streamwood, will be said at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 485 S. Bartlett Road, Streamwood.  Mass will follow at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Streamwood. 
Born May 29, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he died Sunday, July 26, 1998, at Hoffman Estates Medical Center. 
Burial will be private. 
A veteran, Mr. Srocki had served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. He was employed for 38 years by U.S. Gypsum Company. 
He was the beloved husband of Renee Srocki (nee McBroom); loving father of Dwayne (Monica) Srocki; dear grandfather of Nicole, Ryan and Dylan Srocki; dear brother of Edward Srocki; brother-in-law of Delores Scheaffer and Rose Marie Srocki; and loving uncle of Richard Scheaffer and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews in Pittsburgh. 
Visitation will befrom 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 625 North Court, Suite #280, Palatine, IL 60067-8162. 
For information, (630) 837-8400. 

June V. Ziehm
Services for June V. Ziehm, 79, of Arlington Heights, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Lake Zurich. 
Born Nov.16, 1918, in Chicago, she died Monday, July 27, 1998, in Arlington Heights.   Burial will be in St. Matthew Lutheran Lake Zurich. 
Ms. Ziehm was instrumental in the founding of Northwest Community Hospital and Good Shepherd Hospital.She was a member of St.Matthew Lutheran Church and choir in Lake Zurich, and a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sarasota, Fla.She devoted much of her time to volunteer work, as a teacher for St.Matthew Lutheran School and as a scout leader for the Brownies, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.She was also a member of the Inverness Golf Club. 
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Leonard Ziehm of Arlington Heights; sons, Richard (Elena) Ziehm and Leonard (Jane) Ziehm; daughter, Julie (Joe) Ruetz; granddaughters, Alexis, Kailey and Heidi Ziehm and Rachel Ruetz; and grandsons, Jake, Sam and Joey Ruetz. 
She was preceded indeath by her brother, Glenn Johnson. 
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. 
Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 5659 Honore Ave., Sarasota, FL 34233. 
For information, (847) 358-7411.


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