Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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In Memoriam Henry Gambino
Aug.14, 1918 - Aug.3, 1995
Dear Dad, It has been three long years since we said goodbye.You were so peaceful on that day.Earlier this year, Mom joined you. I hope she is behaving and is allowing the peacefulness to continue. I know that with Uncle Tom's passing several months ago, you now have a kindred spirit with whom to associate.
Since you have left us, both families have fallen apart.You were such a stabilizing force to our family and your family.Ernst declines to sit in your favorite chair out of respect for you.
I wish I could personally share with you several things which have happened over the years. Instead I have to be content knowing that you are aware of these things and are enjoying them.
You are in my thoughts daily. I am reminded of you in the things I do and see.Sunsets have more impact and meaning for me as well as do our home and yard.I feel your presence around me every day.
You are greatly missed.
Love, Laura and Ernst

Pearl L. Angarola
Services for Pearl L. Angarola (nee Kimmell), 94, of Streamwood, formerly of Villa Park, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/Schaumburg.
Born July 12, 1904, in Chicago, she died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at Friendship Village Care Center.
Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
She was the wife of 38 years of the late Joseph,whom she married in 1927; mother of Dorothy (the late Emmett) Nolan, Marilyn (Everett) Burhite and Richard (Marilyn) Angarola; grandmother of 11; greatgrandmother of 14; great-great-grandmother of two; and sister of Ruby Olsen, Myrtle Torgerson, Marie Carlsen, and the late Harold, Walter, Grace and Eva.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
For information, (630/847) 289-8054.

Celeste L. Becker
Services for Celeste L. Becker, 74, of Aurora, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S.Mill St., Naperville.
Born Dec.5, 1923, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Aug.2, 1998, at Edward Hospital, Naperville. Interment will be in Wheatland Township Cemetery, Naperville.
Mrs. Becker graduated from Wells High School in Chicago.She received a bachelor of arts degree from DePaul University, and then attended the Chicago Teachers College. Mrs. Becker had taught at Cooper Elementary School and the Eberhart School, both in Chicago.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Becker; daughter, Carole (Randy) Thoele of Naperville; son, Keith Becker of Redwood City, Calif.; grandchildren, Alex and Jennifer Thoele; aunt, Mabel Wilma of Naperville; and sister-in-law, Florene B. DiServio of Yates Center, Kan.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 801 N.Cass St.,Westmont, IL 60559-9895.
For information, (630) 355-0213.

Ada E. Beckius
Private funeral services will be held for Ada E. Beckius (nee Taylor), 96, of Chicago, formerly of Dubuque, Iowa.
Born July 30, 1902, in Dubuque, she died Saturday, Aug.1, 1998, at Lexington Health Care Center, Schaumburg.
A resident of Dubuque for 24 years, Mrs. Beckius had moved to Chicago in 1926.  She was retired from Belmont Hospital where she was head bookkeeper for more than 20 years.  She was a member of the Association of Hospital Accountants and a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Dubuque Chapter.  She was also active in the PTA, church, and scouting.
She was the beloved wife of the late Leon Beckius; loving mother of Jane Behrens, John (Joanne) Beckius, and Ronald (Evelyne) Beckius; devoted grandmother of seven; great-grandmother of nine; and great-greatgrandmother of one.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, or to one's favorite charity.
Arrangements were made by Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, Arlington Heights.
For information, (847) 253-5423.

Betty J. Engstrom Bergeson
Funeral services for Betty J. Engstrom Bergeson, 70, of St. Charles, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, 209 S.Batavia Ave., Batavia.
Born Jan. 29, 1928, in Aurora, the daughter of Axel and Hannah Engstrom, she died Saturday, August 1, 1998, at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva.
She was a member of the Senior Friends of Hoffman Estates.
Survivors include her sons, Scott Bergeson of Jay, Vt., John (Debbie) Bergeson of St. Charles and Richard (Maureen) Bergeson of Geneva; five grandchildren, John and Scott Bergeson of St. Charles, and Christopher, Daniel and Colleen Bergeson of Geneva; a brother, Carl (Maria) Engstrom of National City, Calif.;and three sisters, Agnes Olsen of Batavia, Irene Connor of Novato, Calif. and Ellen Ehorn of Burlington, Ill.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, and two brothers, Theodore and George Engstrom.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation.
For information, (630) 879-7900.

Charles L. Brandt
Services and burial for Charles L. Brandt, 66, of Elk Grove Village, will be held at 1 p.m. today, in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St.Louis, Mo.
Born July 25, 1932, in Chicago, he passed away Sunday, July 26, 1998, at home.
Mr.Brandt worked in the data processing field for 32 years.  He was a veteran and served during the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Carol (nee Rogers); children, Robert, William and Cheryl Brandt; granddaughters, Kristin, Meghan, Britanny and Katie; sister, Matilda; nieces, Judy Lehrmann and Jan Louise Paterson; nephews, Andrew Brandt and Doug and Richard Stoehr; great-niece, Kristen Donnelly; and great-nephew, David Donnelly.
He was preceded in death by his brother, George Brandt; and sister, Lucille Stoehr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Good Samaritan Fund, c/o Immaunel Lutheran Church, 200 N.Plum Grove Rd.,Palatine, IL 60067.

Martha E. Bussey, 78, of Elgin, died Sunday, Aug.2.   Arrangements were made by Laird Funeral Home, P.C., (847) 741-8800.

David Martin DeRuyck
Funeral Mass for David Martin DeRuyck, 39, of St. Charles Township, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at St. John Neumann Church, St. Charles.  The Rev. Robert Hoffman will officiate.
Born Oct.10, 1958, in South Bend, Ind., to Aurale and Dorothy (Kiska) DeRuyek, he died Friday, July 31, 1998, at home, due to a long illness with cancer.  Interment will be private.
Survivors include his wife, Debra (Pinard); daughters, Dana and Nikki; parents, Aurale and Dorothy of Colchester, Vt.; brothers, Larry (sister-in-law Diane and niece Katherine) of Jericho, Vt. and John of Brockton, Mass.; and Debra's parents, Bertrand and Dorothy Pinard.
David spent his formative years growing up in Vermont and was united in marriage to Debra on June 14, 1980, in Vermont.Since 1980, he was employed by AT&T/Lucent Technologies in Naperville and enjoyed two international assignments with his family in the Netherlands and Hong Kong.  He was an active member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in St. Charles and an avid fisherman, cyclist, golfer and softball player.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St.Charles.
For information, (630) 584-0060.

Dr. Walllace R. `Wally' Eagle
Funeral services for Dr. Wallace R. `Wally' Eagle, 81, formerly of the Geneva and Glen Ellyn area since 1944, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at First Presbyterian Church, 715 N.
Carlton, Wheaton, with Dr. Douglas Brouwer officiating.Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, at Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd., 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn.
Born Aug.15, 1916, in Sioux Falls, S.D., the second child of Dr. Thomas James and Cora Moore Eagle, Dr. Eagle died Saturday, Aug.1, 1998, in Bolingbrook. Interment will be private.
Dr. Eagle graduated in 1934 from Savannah, Mo. High School.  He attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., majoring in pre-veterinary medicine, and graduated from the Veterinary College of Middlesex University in Watltham, Mass.,in 1944.His wife, Ruth Elliott Miller, whom he married Dec.15, 1943, also graduated from Middlesex University in 1944, receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.Veterinary medicine was a tradition inthe Eagle family - Dr. Eagles's father, older brother and five uncles were all veterinarians.
After his graduation, Dr. Eagle was employed by the State of Illinois Department of Agriculture until opening his own veterinary clinic in Wheaton in 1946.Later, in 1948, he established the Glen Ellyn Animal Hospital.Dr. Eagle was a life member of the Medinah Black Horse Troop where he was second in command, and also of the Royal Order of Hesters.He rode inShrine parades, including four Rose Bowl parades and three presidential inaugural parades.
Dr.Eagle received thePresident's Plaque from the Illinois Veterinary Medical Association for 23 years of service as the chairman of theIllinois Board of Veterinary Examiners.He was also an honorary member of Rotary International, and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, the SAE Fraternity and local, state and national veterinary associations.
After 25 years of practicing veterinary medicine, he retired and spent four months of each year at his Grand Cayman Island home.
He is survived by his children, Joan (Richard) Staby of Eden, N.Y., John (Donna) Behrens of Stephensville, Texas, Norman McDougall, Wallace Robert Eagle II of Las Vegas, Nev.,Gregg Behrens of Altus, Okla.and Debra Eagle of Bolingbrook; his twin brother, Fred Eagle of Kansas City, Mo. and his younger brother, Dr. John (Cynthia) Eagle of Deer Park, Texas; sister-in-law, Lucille Eagle of Beaumont, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Dorothy (`Dottie') Lois Lichtenstein Eagle; brother, Dr.Thomas Eagle; and parents, Dr. Thomas J. and Cora Eagle.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at thefuneral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Willowbrook Wildlife Center, Glen Ellyn; the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn Scholarship Fund; or Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago.
For information, (630) 469-0032.

George M. Fox
Memorial services for George M. Fox, 72, of Schaumburg, will be held at 4 p.m. today, at St. Johns United Church of Christ, 1475 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine.
Born May 17, 1926, in Brownsville, Pa., he died Saturday, Aug.1, 1998, in Arlington Heights.  Burial will be private.
Director of the Senior Glee Club of Schaumburg, he was the husband of Wanda (nee Zeger); father of Eric (Susan) Fox of California and Anita (Dick) Dall ofWisconsin; and grandfather of Jennifer Lynn Holmes, Shane T. Petty and Jessica and Rebecca Fox.
Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Schaumburg.
For information, (847) 882-5580.

Roberta M. Grek
Funeral services for Roberta M. Grek, 84, of Ashland, Wisc., formerly of Half Day and of Libertyville for 24 years, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W.Park Ave., Libertyville. Interment will follow at the Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville.
Born May 28, 1914, in Highland Park, she passed away Friday, July 31, 1998, at the Ashland Healthcare Center.
She and her mother owned and operated a rest home in Half Day in the 1940's called the Chiquapin Home.  She was a former member of the Evangelical Free Churchand the Business and Professional Women's Club in Libertyville.
Survivors include her son, John (Barbara) Grek ofAshland, Wisc.; her granddaughter, Jennifer Grek of Madison, Wisc.;and her brother, Charles (Myra) Freberg of Fresno, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Helen Ware; her husband, John Grek on May 22, 1970; and her sister, Helen.
Friends of the family may call one hour prior to services on Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor's choice.
For information, (847) 362-3009.

Clement F. Henrich
A funeral Mass for Clement F. Henrich, 92, of Glenview will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St.
Isaac Jogues Church in Niles.
Born Nov. 23, 1905, he died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, in Glenview.Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Before his retirement, Mr.Henrich had been employed as a tool and die maker for an electrical firm.  He was also a member of the Northwest Engineers Club.
He was the beloved husbandof the late Clara Henrich; loving father of Edwin (Cheryl) Henrich and Joan (the late Anthony) Skifano; devoted grandfather of Edwin, Joyce, Jennifer, Greg, Cindy and Scott; and great-grandfather of seven.He was also the dear uncle of the Becker children.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles.
In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the New Mellary Abbey in Peosta, Iowa, would be appreciated.
For information, (847) 966-7302.

Dorothy M. Judycki
Services for Dorothy M. Judycki (nee Cempirek), 67, of Schaumburg, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3201 Meadows Drive, Rolling Meadows.
Born June 18, 1931, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Aug.2, 1998.  Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Judycki; sons, Dick (Debbie), David (Rosa) and Jim Judycki; daughter, Chris (Malcolm) Styers; and grandchildren, Jason, Jeff, Christine, Dan, Leesa, Brian, Scott, Michelle and Allison.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials made to one's favorite charity would be appreciated.
For information, (847) 882-5580.

Erven F. Jurs
Services for Erven F. Jurs, 88, of Elgin and formerly of East Dundee, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, East Dundee.  The Rev. Marc N. Schwichtenberg will officiate.
Born in Dundee Township on Jan. 11, 1910, the son of Fred and Anna (nee Rudsinski) Jurs, he died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1998, at Sherman West Court, Elgin.  Burial will be in Dundee Township East Cemetery, East Dundee.
Mr. Jurs, a lifelong resident of the Elgin-Dundee area, was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of East Dundee.  He served as former president of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Elgin, Fox Valley Savings and Loan Council.
He was elected to the Executive Committee of the U.S. League and served as director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board for eight years.Mr.Jurs was also active in many other capacities, having served as past president and member of the Society for Crippled Children of Elgin, former charter member of the Elgin- Fox Valley Kiwanis Club, past president and director of the Elgin Exchange Club, past disrict governor of the National Exchange, former secretary and board member of School District #300, former 10-year East Dundee Village Trustee and former member of the East Dundee Pension Board.
He is survived by two daughters, Phyllis (Edward) Warner of Oak Creek, Colo. and Janice (John Ira) Nesler of Hanover Park; two sons, Erven B. (Darlene) of Elgin and Steven (Laurie) of Freeport; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy L. (nee Buhrow) Jurs, whom he married Oct.
22, 1929 and who preceded him on March 1, 1991; a daughter, Dallas (Ronald) Volberding; a granddaughter, Lora Nesler Schultz; three sisters; and six brothers.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St.,West Dundee, and at the church Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorials may be made to either the Immanuel Lutheran Church of East Dundee or the Hospice of Northeaster Illinois, Barrington.
For information, (847) 426-3436.

Nancy Lynn Keraminas
Services for Nancy Lynn Keraminas, 51, of Niles, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles.
Born June 18, 1947, she died Saturday, Aug.1,1998, in Park Ridge.
Mrs. Keraminas was a columnist for various newspapers and a mother to the starlets forever.She was a fighter to the end.
She was the beloved wife of Vidutis `Vito' Keraminas; loving mother of Evan Keraminas; dear sister of Kenneth (Michelle) Hallock; caring aunt of Alexandra and Tyler; and dear daughter-in-law of John and Ann Keraminas.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
For information, (847) 966-7302.

Hernando M. Lomotan
Prayers for Hernando M. Lomotan, will be said at 9 a.m. Tuesday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. 
at St. Walter Church.  Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery.
He was the beloved husband of Nati (nee Ebarvia); devoted father of Nadine, Henrik and Nicole; loving son of Maximo and Lualhati; dear brother of Elvie (Efren) Mangulabnan; and dear uncle of Charmine, Claudine and Caren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel.
For information, (630) 889-1700.

Audrey L. Marks (nee Kaufeldt), 68, of Bensenville, died Friday, July 31. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161.

Robert Masek, 64, formerly of Cicero, died Saturday, Aug.1. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, (630) 832-4161.

David E. Misner
Services for David E. Misner, 82, a resident of Windsor Park Manor in Carol Stream for the past 11 years and formerly of Lombard, will be held at 11 a.m. 
Tuesday, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St.,Wheaton, with the Rev.Donald Jones officiating.
Born Feb. 11, 1916, in Waterloo, Iowa, he died suddenly Saturday, Aug.1, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.  Interment will follow the services in Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin.
Mr. Misner earned his bachelors degree from Cedar Falls Teachers College, his masters from George Williams College in Chicago and his Ph.D.in human development from the University of Chicago.In 1981, he retired as Professor Emeritus of Biology and Human Development from George Williams College.In 1982, he received special recognition for his leadership with Aim-Hi, a DuPage County mental health organization.He formerly was an active member of First Baptist Church of Elmhurst.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Madaline; two daughters, Pamela (Ed) Poland of Schaumburg and Marilyn Misner of South Elgin; four grandsons, Chip (Linnae) Poland, Michael (Michelle) Poland, Jason (Lisa) Poland and Nick Poland; five great-grandchildren, Alissa, Amanda, Catherine, Nathan and Aaron David; and one brother, Arthur (Irene) Misner.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to International Students, Inc., P.O. Box C, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2901, or Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. LaSalle Dr., Chicago, IL 60610.
For information, (630) 668-0027.

John M. Mullin
Services for John M. Mullin, 76, of South Elgin, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Stout-Madison Funeral Home, 252 S.State St., Elgin.
The Rev. Corydon Friedrick will officiate.
Born Jan.29, 1922, in Scotland, to Harry and Lydia Mullin, he died Friday, July 31, 1998, at Provena St.
Joseph Hospital, Elgin.Burial will be in Glenn Oak Cemetery, Hillside.
Mr. Mullin had been a resident of South Elgin for 19 years and was a member of Bricklayers Local #21 for 42 years.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Elizabeth Mullin; daughters, Maureen (Vic) Glowacki of Bartlett and Elizabeth (Steven) Larson of Oak Lawn; son, David (Lynn) Mullin of McHenry; and grandchildren, Kristen Larsen, Sarah Mullin, Emily Mullin and Steven Aubrey Laesen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Aubrey Mullin; four brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 741-1128.

Norbert A. Peeters
A funeral Mass for Norbert A. Peeters, 93, of Mount Prospect, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. 
Wednesday, at St.Raymond Church, Elmhurst Road (Route #83) at Lincoln Street, Mount Prospect.
Born Sept.18, 1904, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Aug.2, 1998, at Governors Park, Barrington. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Mr. Peeters had been a resident of Mount Prospect for 43 years.He retired at the age of85 from his position as an accountant for the bank at Randhurst.Mr.Peeters was an active member of St. Raymond Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine E.Peeters (nee Felton); sons, William J. (Rosemary) and Thomas J.
(Gloria) Peeters; and grandchildren, Clare, Benjamin, Jonathon, Jennifer, Lorraine and Thomas J. Peeters Jr.
He was preceded in death by his brother, John; and his sister, Mary.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Friedichs Funeral Home, Inc., 320 W. Central Road (at Northwest Highway), Mount Prospect, and from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager Ave., Barrington, IL 60010.
For information, (847) 255-7800.

Lila S. Pelkola
Funeral services for Lila S. Pelkola, 84, a 29-year resident of Grayslake, formerly of Mundelein, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, with the Rev. Lisle J. Kauffman of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Round Lake, officiating.
Born in Muncie, Ind. on Sept.5, 1913, she passed away Friday, July 31, 1998, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.Entombment will follow the services in Memory Gardens, Arlington Heights.
She leaves her husband, Debs, with whom she recently celebrated their 56-year wedding anniversary; a son, Terry (Nancy) Pelkola of Villa Park; a sister, Mary Lehto of McHenry; and two grandchildren, Christine and Alissa Pelkola.
Friends of the family may visit at the funeral chapel from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
For information, (847) 223-8122.

Gertrude Piehl
Funeral services for Gertrude Piehl (nee Oberlander), 86, of Arlington Heights, formerly of Algonquin, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Algonquin.
Born Jan.4, 1912, in Russia, she died Friday, July 31, 1998, at the Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights. Burial will be in Algonquin Cemetery.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Congregational Church of Algonquin.
She was the wife of the late William Piehl, whom she married in 1937, and who preceded her in 1987; mother of Harry (Donna) Piehl of Algonquin and Susan (Gabriel) Palombit of Algonquin; and grandmother of Michael and Scott Piehl and Dan and Katie Palombit.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday, at the funeral chapel.
For information, (847) 658-4232.

Claudie Ramey
Services for Claudie Ramey, 78, of South Elgin, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin.
Born April 6, 1920, in Horn Hill, Texas, the son of Audie and Annie Jones Ramey, he died Thursday, July 30, 1998 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center.Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.
He was a member of Calvary Pentecostal Church in St.Charles and had been employed by the Elgin Star Gas Station for 15 years.
Survivors include his daughters, Kathy (Otto) Terrell of Georgia and Diane (John) Humphries of Missouri; his sons, Jesse (Barbara) Ramey of Missouri, Clayton (Pat) Ramey of Elgin and James Ramey of South Elgin; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Daisy Blair of Calumet City; and one brother, Pete Ramey of South Elgin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Doris.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated.
For information, (847) 741-1128.

Eleanor May Richard
Prayers for Eleanor May Richard, 81, of Hanover Park, will be said at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/Schaumburg.
Masswill follow at 11 a.m. at St. Marcelline Church.
Born Oct. 27, 1916, in Chicago, Mrs. May died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Alexian Brothers Medical Center.  Burial will take place Wednesday in St.John Catholic Cemetery in Dilly, Wis.
She was the wife of the late Leo; mother of Edward (Margaret) Richard, Judith Wood, Anita (David) Vilter, Audrey (Denis) Quinlan, Norma Vonderheide and Russell Richard; grandmother of 19; great-grandmother of 20; and sisterof Fred (Helen) Mathews and the late Robert.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Forinformation, (630/847) 289-8054.

Beverly J. Small
Funeral services for Beverly J. Small, 77, a resident of Las Vegas, Nev. since 1997, formerly of Mundelein for 53 years, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. ParkAve., Libertyville.
Born Oct.2, 1920, in Superior, Wis., she died Friday, July 31, 1998, in Las Vegas, followinga brief illness. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park in Libertyville.
She was a former employee of the Continental Grain Corp.in Libertyville and a member of the Mundelein Senior Center and the 50 and Up club.
Surviving is her daughter, Judith (Donald) Hyatt of San Diego, Calif.; sons, Phillip (Sharon) Small of Las Vegas, Kevin (Karen) Small of Mundelein and Keith (Carol) Small of Lake Zurich; seven grandchildren; brothers, Arden (Jo) Keen of Lake Zurich and Douglas (Darlene) Keen of Cherokee, Iowa; and sister-inlaw, Marge Keen of Springfield, Ill.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Jorgina Keen; husband, LaVerne J. Small, on April 12, 1985; grandson, Christopher Hyatt; and brother, Edward Keen.
Friends of the family may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 362-3009.

Bettie Joann `BJ' Smith
Visitation for Bettie Joann `BJ' Smith, 65, a resident of West Chicago since 1986,will be held from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton.
Born April 27, 1933, in Emporia, Kansas, the daughter of Harold L. and Dorothy I. Parks, she passed away Friday, July 31, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital.   Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Olpe, Kansas.
`BJ', as she liked to be called,had many talents, which led her from band singer, photographer, teacher, newspaper columnist, to retailing, among others.It was in retailing that BJ really shined - with her creativity, love of people and `gadgets.' BJ was a local retailer for more than 25 years.  She co-created, along with her husband, Larry, the Trip Smith concept travel store, which was introduced in stores operated in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Bloomingdale, West Chicago, Geneva and Milwaukee, Wis.  She was a member of the Wheaton, West Chicago, Geneva and Glen Ellyn Chambers of Commerce, and was a regular contributor to travel and retail publications.BJ was also an unselfish contributor to many children's organizations.
She and her husband, Lawrence D. Smith of Wheaton, were married Oct.16, 1971.  In addition to her husband, BJ is survived by two sons, David (Maria) Smith of Wheaton and Ric Smith of Glen Ellyn; one daughter, Aynne (Eric) Malmborg of Wheaton; and five grandchildren.
For information, (630) 668-0027.

Diane M. Steffen
Prayers for Diane M. Steffen (nee Roginski), 42, of Hoffman Estates, will be said at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg, with a 10 a.m. Mass to follow at St. Marcelline Church.
Born July 1, 1956, in Chicago, she died Friday, July 31, 1998, at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital.  Burial will be in St.Michael Cemetery.
A housewife, she was the wife of Ronald W. Steffen; mother of the late Michael and the late Tanya; daughter of Therese and the late Waldemar Roginski; sister of Dennis J. and Robert E. (Kathleen) Roginski; daughter-in-law of George (Beatrice) Steffen Sr.; and sister-in-law of George (Jule) Steffen, Kimberly (2nd Lt. Robert) Heffington, Lisa M., Tami C., James R. Roginski, Lauren and Justin.  She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the Lupus Foundation, or Masses, would be appreciated.
For information, (847)882-5580.


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