In Loving Memory of Laura Merrill Pedersen
April 27, 1968 - Aug.6, 1993
It is five years since you have passed on to be with God. We all
miss you very much. We have good memories of your love, hard work and kindness.
Your favorite prayer is ours too.
Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace; where there is hatred,
let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where
there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled
as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to beloved, as to love;
for it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi
Love, Your Family
Marion E. Danielewicz (Daniels)
A funeral blessing for Marion E. Danielewicz, 78, of Grayslake, will
be held at noon Saturday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd.,
410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Interment will follow in Ascension Cemetery.
Born Aug.7, 1919, in Chicago, he passed away Wednesday, Aug.5, 1998,
at his residence.
Mr. Danielewicz was a member of the Grayslake V.F.W. Post #2245 and
the Brae Loch Country Club, where he was an avid golfer. He worked for
the majority of his life as a marble setter, retiring in 1983, and was
a member of the Marble Setters Union Local #6 of Chicago.
He leaves his three sons, John (Cynthia) Daniels of Round Lake Beach,
Paul Daniels of Hainesville and Mark (fiancee, Barbara Dutcher) of Waukegan;
a brother, Robert (Rose) Danielewicz of Park Ridge; four grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine, in 1982; and his brothers,
Jim in 1997 and Joe in 1978.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral blessing
Saturday, at the funeral chapel.
Memorials may be given to the Hospice of the North Shore, 118 W.
Lake St., Libertyville, IL 60048, in his memory.
For information, (847) 223-8122.
Marie C. Antonucci
Services for Marie C. Antonucci, 85, of Niles, will be held at 10 a.m.
Friday, at St. Juliana Church, 7400 W. Touhy, Chicago.
Born April 9, 1913, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, Aug.4, 1998.
Entombment will be in the family mausoleum at Mount Carmel Cemetery.
A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Leonard; mother of Rocco
(Shirley) and Tom (Marsha); sister of Anthony Gelardi; sister-in-law of
John Ciesla; grandmother of Roxanne (Thomas) Schatz, Michelle (Craig) Mackey,
Rocco (Mary Ellen), Thomas, Amy (Gary) Carr and Adam; and great-grandmother
of Nicole, Lisa, Tomilyn, Jessica, Danielle, Alexis, Trace, Sage, Micaela
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.
today, at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles.
For information, (847) 966-7302.
Robert A. Armstrong Sr.
Funeral Mass for Robert A. Armstrong Sr., 80, of St. Charles, will
be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at St. John Neumann Church, North Ave.and
Kirk Road, St. Charles.
Born Aug.17, 1917, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was welcomed into the loving
arms of Jesus on Monday, Aug. 3, 1998. Interment will be in Resurrection
Cemetery, Geneva Township, following the Mass.
A decorated World War II veteran, he proudly was entitled to wear the
purple heart, bronze star for bravery, combat infantryman's badge and several
campaign ribbons including the Anzio Invasion. Through his character, intelligence,
bravery and leadership, he rose in rank from private to captain.After the
war, he earned his college degree in chemistry from Pratt University in
New York. He held numerous positions of leadership in the cosmetic
industry.He was a loving man of multiple talents who will be deeply missed.
He has a 57-year love affair with his surviving wife, Mary. Their
marvelous union produced their beloved daughter, Maureen Anne Armstrong
and their son, Robert Jr. (Sharon) Armstrong. His legacy will continue
in his seven grandchildren, Kelly Mary (Ken) Rokos, Amy Anne Klug, Tyler
G. Neptune, Chris Ann Armstrong, Sean Patrick Armstrong, Kristen Lynn Armstrong
and Colleen Erin Armstrong.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405
E. Main St., St. Charles, with a liturgical wake service at 7:30 p.m.
Contributions may be made to the charity of donor's choice.
For information, (630) 584-0060.
Lewis E. Belshaw
Services for Lewis E. Belshaw, 90, of Palm Harbor, Fla., formerly of
the McHenry area, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the George R.
Justen & Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm St., McHenry.The Rev. Anthony
Longhi will officiate.
Born Aug.5, 1907, in Lowell, Ind., to Lewis D. and Emma (nee Stuppy)
Belshaw, he died Monday, Aug.3, 1998, at IHS of Tarpon Springs Health Care
Center. Interment will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Harvard.
Mr. Belshaw had moved to the McHenry area in 1940. He owned and operated
the Farm Supply Company feed mill in Woodstock and later Belshaw Television
Sales and Service in Wonder Lake. He was a member of the Lions Club of
McHenry and the Loyal Order of the Moose, McHenry Lodge #691.
He was also a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church in McHenry.
Survivors include his son, Robert (Peggy) Belshaw of Poplar, Wis.;
wife, Dorothy (nee Yoder) of Palm Harbor, and her two sons, Larry and Donald;
six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty; son, Russell;
and sisters, Mabel and Florence.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
For information, (815) 385-2400.
Gerard F. Buehler
A Mass of the Resurrection for Gerard F. Buehler, 43, of Roscoe, Ill.,
formerly of Grayslake, will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Gilbert
Catholic Church, Grayslake. The Rev. Robert Beaven, pastor,will officiate.
Born Jan.2, 1956, in Waukegan, he passed away Tuesday, Aug.4, 1998,
at his residence. Interment will follow Mass, in Avon Centre Cemetery,
Mr.Buehler had been a resident of Roscoe for the past 18 years. He
was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church in Loves Park and also a member
of the Rockford Athletic Hockey Club. He had received his bachelor of science
degree in accounting from Rockford College and was employed as the manager
of general accounting for the ABS Division of SSI Industries, Technologies,
Inc., in Janesville, Wis., for more than five years.
He leaves his sister, Sr. Magdeline of Chicago; brothers, William (Lorraine)
Buehler of White Fish Bay, Wis., Martin (Kathleen) Buehler of Grayslake,
and Thomas (Linda) Buehler of Round Lake; and nieces and nephews, Jennifer
(James) Doyle of Wildwood, Justin and Daniel Buehler of Grayslake, and
Janelle Buehler of RoundLake.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Magdelene, Jan.7, 1995, and
Emil, May 23, 1998.
Friends of the family may visit from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at Strang
Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E.Belvidere Road, Grayslake.
Memorials may be offered in Gerry's name to benefit the youth hockey
program, c/o Rockford Park District Foundation, 1401 N. Second St., Rockford,
For information, (847) 223-8122.
George V. Burger, 71, of Elgin, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, in his home.
Arrangements are incomplete with Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, (847) 741-8800.
Robert G. Crawford
Mass of the Resurrection for Robert G. Crawford, 70, a 32-year resident
of Arlington Heights, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, at St. Cecilia
Church, 700 S. Meier Road, Mount Prospect.
Born Aug.16, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Scott and Alice Crawford,
he died Tuesday, Aug.4, 1998, at his home, due to a long illness. Interment
will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery.
Mr. Crawford was employed by Pyramid Moldings, Inc. of Chicago, for
He is survived by his wife, Terry (nee McNeela); children, Steven (Jean)
of Santa Fe, N.M., Robert (Beth) of Apple Valley, Minn.and William (Candace)
of Wheaton; daughters, Laura (Robert) Brown of Naperville and Linda (Gary)
Churchill of Barrington; and 11 grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. Friday,
at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity.
Arrangements were made by Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest
for information, (847) 359-8020.
Florence S. Demme
Services for Florence S. Demme (nee Inorio) will begin at 9 a.m. Friday,
at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle
Road), Roselle, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Walters Church.
Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
She was the beloved wife of the late Carl Demme; devoted mother of
Joseph (Joy) Demme, John Demme, Janet (Darrell) Elfeldt and Jim (Janet)
Demme; fond grandmother of Shanda Demme; and dear sister of Margaret Peters,
Ceil Incrocci, Babe (John) Nazimek and Joseph (Fran) Inorio.
Visitation will be from 3:30 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
For information, (630) 889-1700.
Susan K. Finesilver
A memorial Mass for Susan K. Finesilver, 49, of Villa Park, will be
held at a later date in Decatur. The family will be receiving calls
of condolence on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at their home at 15 N. 2nd Ave.
in Villa Park.
Born May 20, 1949, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Mary K. and Donald
G. Weidner, she passed away Thursday, July 30, 1998, Alexian Brothers Hospice
House after a brief and courageous battle with cancer.
Susan later moved to Decatur from Michigan, and graduated from Stephen
Decatur High School. She attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
She and her partner, Michael Garoutte, operated Air Central, a cargo trucking
company in Chicago.
Surviving are her adored sons, Joshua and Adam Finesilver of Villa
Park; her mother of Decatur; sister, Linda J. (William) Drysdale of Aberdeen,
Md.;husband, William, of Aberdeen; nephews, Andrew and Peter Drysdale;
and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to the Alexian
Brothers Hospice House, 800 W.
Biesterfield Road, Elk GroveVillage, IL 60007.
Russell J. Hagemann
Visitation for Russell J. Hagemann, 88, of Elgin, will be held from
4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin.
Born July 26, 1910, in Elgin, to John and Anna Hagemann, he died Tuesday,
Aug. 4, 1998, at his home.
A private burial will be held on Saturday, in Plato Center Cemetery,
with the Rev. Eugene Carter officiating.
Mr.Hagemann had been a resident of Elgin all of his life and had been
employed for 46 years by the Northern Illinois Gas Company before retiring.He
was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Hagemann; daughter, Diane (George)
Bolthoff of Santa Anna, Calif.;son, Dale (Joie) Hagemann of St. Charles;
three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Earl and Roy
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist
For information, (847) 741-8800.
Helen E. Hallberg
Funeral services and burial for Helen E. Hallberg, 86, of St. Charles,
formerly of Geneva, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at the Chapel of River
Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Batavia. The Rev. Robert Kasperson will
Born June 8, 1912, in Illinois, the daughter of Charles and Julia Pierce,
she died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.
Mrs. Hallberg was a 1930 graduate of Batavia High School.At the time
of her retirement, she was employed for many years as a deputy clerk for
the Kane County Circuit Clerks Office.
Mrs. Hallberg was an accomplished organist and artist, and a member
of the Geneva Lutheran Church and Geneva Organ Club.
She is survived by her close friend, Sallie (George) Huber of Elburn.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Roy A. Hallberg, whom she married June 1, 1934; a daughter, Joyce; and
a sister, Virginia Menelly.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Geneva Lutheran Church,
301 S. Third St., Geneva, IL 60134.
Funeral arrangements were made by Yurs Wittenberg Funeral Home, Geneva.
For information, (630) 232-7337.
Robert Duane Harris
Mass for Robert Duane Harris, 75, of Bensenville, will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Alexis Church, Bensenville.
Born May 24, 1923, in Columbus, Kansas, he died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998,
at his home. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace.
Mr. Harris worked as a financial manager.
He is survived by his wife, June Helen Kohls; son, Stephen Harris;
daughter, Helen Resong; brother, Gene Harris; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
nephews, Craig and Scott; and loving aunts, Montrille and Shirley.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, at Geils Funeral Home, 180
S. York St., Bensenville.
For information, (630) 766-3232.
Sharyn J. Hershey
Services for Sharyn J. Hershey, 49, of Wildwood, formerly of Libertyville,
will begin with prayers at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral
Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, and continue to St. Joseph Church
in Libertyville for a funeral Mass at 10 a.m.
Born July 4, 1949, in Evanston, she passed away Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998,
at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. Interment will follow
Mass, in Ascension Cemetery.
Mrs. Hershey was a 1967 graduate of Carmel High School in Mundelein
and later graduated from St.
Theresa Collegein Winona, Minn.
She was a former 11-year employee of the American National Bank in
Surviving are her husband, Charles Hershey of Wildwood; daughters,
Kathryn and Crystal, both of Wildwood; parents, Leroy and Marilee Herchenbach
of Winneconne, Wis.; brothers, Jack (Connie) Herchenbach, Richard (Patricia)
Herchenbach and Michael Herchenbach, all of Libertyville, and Joseph (Beth)
Herchenbach of Grayslake; sisters, Jill (Mark) Rhoderick of Spring Grove
and Amy (Michael) Steingart of Fort Myers, Fla.; and many aunts, uncles,
cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Janet Calhoun, in 1986.
Friends of the family may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oncology Unit of Condell
For information, (847) 362-3009.
Terri F. Larry
Funeral Mass for Terri F. Larry, 37, of Springboro, Ohio, will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland, Ill.
Born May 11, 1961, in Highland, she died Monday, Aug.3, 1998.
An active member of Our Lady of Good Hope Church in Springboro, Mrs.Larry
is survived by her husband, Ronald Larry of Springboro, formerly of Wheaton;
children, Katherine, Ronald Joseph and John Michael, all of Springboro;
parents, Judy and Linus Frey of Highland; brother, Rick Frey; sisters,
Sue Ann (Terry) Fields and Nancy Frey; father and mother-in-law, Dr. and
Mrs. Ronald Larry of St. Charles, formerly of Wheaton; brother-in-law,
Dr. Michael (Christine) Larry; sisters-in-law, Janet Larry and Julie (Gregory)
Shelby; five nieces; and two nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home, 1501 Ninth St., Highland.
Contributions may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association,
2720 River Road, Suite 146, Des Plaines, IL 60018.
For information, (618) 654-2133.
Bertel V. Leaf
Memorial services for Bertel V. Leaf, 54, of Vernon Hills, formerly
of Barrington and Palatine, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Ahlgrim
and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine.
Born March 23, 1944, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, Aug.4, 1998, at his
home. Interment will be private.
Mr.Leaf graduated from Barrington High School in 1962. He then attended
Western Michigan University, where he earned his masters degree in business
While at the university, he worked for one and a half years as the
chief editor of the university paper.
His first employment after college was director of personnel with the
paper mills in Breckenridge, Mich.
Later, he moved back to the Chicago area to serve as marketing director
for Wilson Jones for 14 years. He eventually took an early retirement due
to health concerns.
Mr.Leaf was also an active member of the First United Methodist Church
of Palatine, where he had been very involved with the church choir.
Survivors include his wife, Linda L. Leaf of Vernon Hills; daughters,
Cheryl (Philip) Martin of Lake Zurich and Cindy (Carlos) Mercado of San
Juan, Puerto Rico; three grandchildren, C.J. and Alexandra Mercado and
Amanda Martin; stepdaughter, Shauna (Richard) Fischer of Round Lake Beach;
mother, Erlee Leaf of Barrington; and brother, Martin (Kathleen) Leaf of
He was preceded in death by his father, Bertel V. Leaf.
For information, (847) 358-7411.
Robert J. Freel M.D.
Prayers for Robert J. Freel M.D., 60, of Palatine, will be said at
9:30 a.m. Friday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy.,
Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Anderson
and Williams Streets, Palatine.
Born Oct.2, 1937, in Bay City, Mich., Dr.Freel died Tuesday, Aug. 4,
1998, at home after a long, courageous battle with cancer, which he endured
with grace and dignity.
Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
He graduated from Marquette University and Marquette University Medical
School, interned at Philadelphia General Hospital and completed his residency
in anatomical and clinical pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
He served in the Air Force at Wilford Hall Hospital at Lackland Air Force
Base in San Antonio, Texas. He had been in the practice of pathology for
30 years, the past 23 years were at Northwest Community Hospital.
He was a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology, the
College of American Pathologists, the Illinois Society of Pathology, and
the Illinois Registry of Anatomical Pathologists. He was also an avid outdoorsman
and fly fisherman, and a member of many conservancy organizations.
Survivors include his wife, Peg; his daughters, Ann and Susan; his
brother, Dr. James H. Freel of Paradise Valley, Ariz.; and many nieces
and nephews. He was a devoted husband, father and physician who will be
loved, remembered and missed by his family, friends and colleagues.
Visiation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, 1140
W. Jackson St., Chicago, IL 60607 or St. Thomas of Villanova Ministry of
For information, (847) 359-8020.
Prayers for Dorothy Mamola (nee Robokowski), 75, a 26-year resident
of Schaumburg, will be said at 9:15 a.m.
Friday, at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington
Road), Streamwood/Schaumburg, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Marcelline
Born April 11, 1923, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, Aug.4, 1998, at
Columbia Hoffman Estates Medical Center. Burial will be in St. Michael
the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
She was the wife of the late John Mamola; mother of Jerry (Pat) of
Franklin Park, Wayne (Donna) of St. Charles, Michael of Schaumburg and
Jeff (Diane) of Texas; sister of Irene (Anthony) Leidenfrost; and grandmother
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
For information, (630/847) 289-8054.
Eva Daisy Martin
Funeral services for Eva Daisy Martin (nee Smith), 85, formerly a longtime
resident of Wheaton and Utica, Ohio, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at
Hippach Chapel, Chapel Hill Gardens West.
Born Aug.13, 1912, in Utica, Ohio, she died Thursday, July 30, 1998,
at Northwood Manor in Durham, N.C.
Burial will be in Chapel Hill Gardens.
Mrs. Martin met her husband, Alva Martin, when he saw her playing in
a basketball tournament. They married in 1931, living in Ohio until
moving to Wheaton in 1947, where Mr. Martin was employed at Wheaton College.
After his death in 1961, Mrs. Martin worked in the College Post Office
until she retired to Georgia in 1973. She was an active member of College
Church, serving as a deaconess, a Chancel Choir and Missionary Circle member,
and as a Senior High Girls Sunday School teacher.
Mrs.Martin is survived by daughters, Anne Martin of Chicago and Beth
(Vernon) Neece of Durham, N.C.; a son, the Rev.Paul Martin of Ellsworth,
Wis.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial gifts may be made to Grace Bible Church, POB 544, Clayton,
For information, (919) 688-6387.
A funeral Mass for Helen McCaffrey, 92, of Tustin, Calif., formerly
a resident of Palatine from 1950 to 1971, will be celebrated at noon Monday,
at Holy Family Catholic Church, Inverness. Interment will be in All
Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
She was the wife of the late John McCaffrey, and is survived by two
daughters, Anne McCaffrey of Tustin, Calif.and Mary Puccinelli of Rolling
Meadows; three grandchildren, Bob (Deanna) Puccinelli of Leawood, Kansas,
Dr. Suzy (Jim) Wilkerson of Thiensville, Wis. and Meg Puccinelli of Rolling
Meadows; and a great-grandson, Chris Puccinelli of Leawood, Kansas.
Helen was a great wife, mother, aunt and friend. She'll be remembered
for her energy, enthusiasm and her lemon chiffon pies.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Department
of Opthamology, RPE Study, University of Chicago Visual Science Center,
939 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637.
Alma McMillion (nee Waters), 85, of Elgin, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998.
Arrangements were made by Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, (847) 742-2100.
Ruth Bennett Merriam
Services for Ruth Bennett Merriam, 79, of Lake Marian, will be held
at 11 a.m. Friday, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Carpentersville.
The Rev. Art Sluis will officiate.
Born Oct.28, 1918, to Ralph and Clara (nee Kautz) Bennett, she died
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. A
private burial will take place in Algonquin Cemetery.
Mrs. Merriam had been a resident of the Carpentersville-Lake Marian
area for 35 years. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church
of Carpentersville, and one of the organizers of the Fish Food Pantry of
Carpentersville. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern
Mrs.Merriam was employed as a historian at the Elgin Mental Health
Center for 12 years.She was also a former writer at the Free Press in Carpentersville.
Survivors include her daughter, Clare `Midge' (Alan) Sauer of Lake
Marian; grandsons, John and Jason Sauer and Doug and Pat Caudill; great-granddaughters,
Kellen and Shannon; great-grandsons, Sean and Cole; sister, Marie Brainerd
of Tucson, Ariz.; and brother, Ralph (Ruth) Bennett, M.D., of Ladysmith,
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John B. Merriam,
whom she married Nov.14, 1942, and who preceded her March 2, 1997; and
daughter, Sandra Sue Caudill, Feb. 12, 1977.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Miller Funeral Home,
504 W.Main St., West Dundee, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services
at 11 a.m Friday, at the church.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, or to the
Fish Food Pantry Christmas Toy Giveaway.
For information, (847) 426-3436.
Thomas F. Murphy
Mass for Thomas F. Murphy, 69, of Lake Zurich, will be celebrated at
11:30 a.m. today, atHoly Family Catholic Church, 2515 W. Palatine Road,
Inverness.Fr. Jack Dewes will officiate.
Born Jan.28, 1929,in Oak Park, he died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Evanston
Hospital. Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
Mr. Murphy was the president/ CEO of Royal Fuel Corporation from 1961
until his retirement in 1995. He had attended Morton Junior College.
A member of the St. Anne Catholic Community, Mr.Murphy had served as
an active member of several Catholic school parishes and was a member of
the Sacred Heart Society. He was also an avid chess player and a
devoted family man.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Mary Murphy (nee Regan), whom
he married June 5, 1948, in Berwyn; children, Thomas J. (Cindy) of Carpentersville,
James (Gerri Sandner) of Barrington, Kathleen (David) Hoerer of Barrington,
Margaret Mary Casten of Lake Zurich, Gregory (Linda) of Wauconda, Karen
Jacobsen of Barrington, Patricia Grimes of Lake Zurich, Donna (Tim) Healy
of Johnsburg, Michael (Renee) of Barrington,Robert (Erin) of Volo, Timothy
(Gloria Geller) of Barrington, Nancy (Bill) Hopper of Barrington, and Dennis
(Lisa) of Lake Zurich; and 34 grandchildren. He is also survived by his
sisters, Mary Ellen Gibbons of Houston, Texas, and Nancy McCauley of Corte
Madera, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Christine Marie; and
a sister, Dolly Neuman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, 1911
Rohlwing Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008.
Arrangements were made by Stirlen-Pieper & Davenport Funeral Home,
For information, (847) 381-3411.
Rosa E. Naguit (nee Escandor), 68, of Wheaton, died Monday, Aug.3.
Arrangements were made by Knollcrest Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 932-1500.
Edward R. Novak
A funeral Mass for Edward R. Novak, 80, of Algonquin, will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Margaret Mary Church in Algonquin.
Born Nov. 7, 1917, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, Aug.4, 1998, at home.
Burial will be in River Valley Memorial Gardens, Dundee.
Mr.Novak had been employed as a marketing consultant for 30 years by
McGraw Hill, and later at Business Publications, Inc. He was a member of
St. Margaret Mary Church.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Bednarz Novak, whom he married Nov.22,
1941; son, Richard Novak of Chicago; grandchildren, Jason, Ethan and Jessica
Novak, all of Chicago; and sister, Sophie Kowalczyk of Chicago.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Wait-Ross Allanson Chapel,
201 S. Main St., Algonquin, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S.
Hager Ave., Barrington, IL 60010.
For information, (847) 658-4232.
Gwendolyn L. Nygaard
Funeral services for Gwendolyn L. Nygaard, 67, a resident of Grayslake
for the past 30 years, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at Strang Funeral
Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. The
Rev. Lisle J. Kauffman of Calvary Presbyterian Church of Round Lake will
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Nygaard passed away Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at
her home. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Libertyville.
Gwendolyn was vice president of the Grayslake High School Board, a
member of the Grayslake Womens' Club, past worthy matron of the Eastern
Star and past president of the American Field Service (AFS).
She retired from the Vernon Hills corporate office of J &
L Oil Company.
She is survived by her daughters, Sue (Kevin) O'Connor of Grayslake
and Cheryl (Bradley) Cameron of Santa Barbara, Calif.; her son, Russell
(Gayle) Nygaard of Eldor Hills, Calif.;seven grandchildren; her brothers
and sisters, Susan (Tom) Ridley of Napa Valley, Calif., Sandra Johnson
of Chicago, Walter (Enid) Johnson of Williamsburg, Pa.and William Johnson
of Seabrook, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends of the family who wish to pay their respects can do so Friday
from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grayslake High School or
the American Cancer Society.
For information, (847) 223-8122.
Raffaella S. Perrino
Services for Raffaella S. Perrino, 79, a resident of Wheaton for 14
years, formerly of Chicago for 25 years, will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday,
at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road (one block east of
Naperville Road), Wheaton, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Michael
Mrs. Perrino died Wednesday, Aug.5, 1998. Interment will be in St.
She was the beloved wife of the late Michael Perrino; loving mother
of Lucretia (Gary) Klevesahl and Angie (Jeff) Goldsher; and loving grandmother
of Michael, Lisa, Jon and Michelle.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association would
For information, (630) 668-0016.
Funeral services for Janice Rasmussen, 60, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly
of McHenry, Island Lake and Detroit Lakes, Minn., were held Friday, July
10, 1998, at Family Christian Center Assembly of God Church in Height of
Land Township, Minn.
Born Nov.9, 1937, in Height of Land Township, to Donald and Minnie
Perrine, she died Friday, July 3, 1998, at Mesa Christian Care Center.
Burial was in Canaan Fellowship Cemetery, Height of Land Township.
Mrs. Rasmussen grew up and attended school in Height of Land Township
and also spent some time in Oklahoma.She married Ernest Rasmussen on June
27, 1957, in Sand Coulee, Mont.After their marriage they lived for a few
years in Minneapolis, and then in northern Illinois until 1996 when they
retired to Mesa.
Survivors include her husband, Ernie, of Mesa; daughters, Joyce (Leonard)
Pesz of Island Lake and Marquitta (Dennis) Geary of Wauconda; sons, Danny,
Jay and Richard, all of McHenry; and six grandchildren. She is also
survived by her sister, Wanetta Lenius of Frazee, Minn.; and brothers,
Nathan of Frazee and Nash of Ortonville, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kathy; greatgrandson,
Colin; two sisters; and four brothers.
Cleo M. Roll
Prayers for Cleo M. Roll (nee Witt), 89, will be said at 9 a.m. Friday,
at The Oaks Funeral Home, 1201 E.
Irving Park Road, Itasca. Mass will follow at 9:30 a.m. Friday,
at St. Peter the Apostle Church.
Born Aug.26, 1908, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Aug.5, 1998, at
Oakton Pavilion. Burial will be private.
Before retiring, Mrs. Roll had been employed as a secretary for a manufacturing
Surviving are her son, Richard (Rose Ann) Roll; daughter, Celine (Michael)
Hovde; grandchildren, James Hovde, Deanne (Vito) Pacione, Christopher (Kara)
Hovde, Michael Hovde Jr., Eric Hovde and Scott (Aldina) Hovde; and great-grandsons,
Joseph and Daniel Pacione.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald `Pat' Roll.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, atthe funeral home.
For information, (630) 250-8588.
Betty Jean Skoning
A memorial visitation for Betty Jean Skoning, 80, of Geneva, will be
held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Yurs Wittenberg Funeral Home, 1771 W.State
St. (Route 38), Geneva.
Born Sept.19, 1917, in Chicago, the daughter of James Robert and Bessie
Ackley Dunlap, she died Tuesday, Aug.4, 1998, at Delnor CommunityHospital
in Geneva. Funeral services and burial will be private in Oak Hill
`B.J.' was past president of the League of Women Voters and the Harrison
Street School P.T.A. in Geneva.She was a 40-year member ofthe Geneva Golf
Club, where she won the Championship Golf Tournament, and a volunteer at
the Elgin Mental Health Center. After graduating from the University
of Chicago, Mrs.Skoning was the chief fashion buyer for Carson Pirie Scott
She is survived by her two sons, Gerald of Chicago and Mark of St.
Charles; one daughter, Elissa (Kurt) Bettcher of Geneva; and two granddaughters,
Harriet and Meredith Bettcher.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Warren G. `Duke' Skoning.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Delnor Community Health
Care Foundation, 300 Randall Road, Geneva, IL 60134; or to the Rehabilitation
Institute of Chicago, 345 E.Superior St., Chicago, IL 60611.
For information, (630) 232-7337.
Stewart R. Spikings
Funeral services for Stewart R. Spikings, 89, of Arlington Heights,
formerly of Park Ridge, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the First
United Methodist Church of Park Ridge, 418 W.Touhy Ave., Park Ridge.
Mr. Spikings passed away Friday, July 24, 1998, at Northwest Community
Hospital, Arlington Heights. Interment will follow the services in Acacia
Mr. Spikings taught mechanical drawing and shop classes at Steinmetz
High School from 1942 to 1950. In 1950, he opened the Park Ridge
Hobby Shop.He later sold his business and in 1960, he started a wholesale
hobby shop distributing company called Creative Materials which he sold
in 1980 when he retired. Mr.Spikings was a Navy veteran of World War II,
having served as a lieutenant. He was a 1940 graduate of Lewis University
(now IIT), and he later received his masters degree from Northwestern University
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; daughters, Jean (James) Davis and
Nancy (John) Dee; grandchildren, James Jr., Mark and Greg (Marina) Davis,
Susan (David Dunn) and David Dee; and great-grandson, Jeremy Davis.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at Ryan-Parke Funeral Home,
120 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge.
Memorials may be made to the church.
For information, (847) 823-1171.
James E. Stansfield Jr.
Prayers for James E. Stansfield Jr., 42, of Bartlett, formerly of Cleveland,
Ohio, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Friday, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel,
Elgin. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elgin.
Born Feb. 26, 1956, in Cleveland, Ohio, he died Saturday, Aug.1, 1998,
at Sherman Hospital in Elgin.
Burial will be in Bartlett Cemetery, Bartlett.
An insurance agent, he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church choir,
past president of the St. Joseph School Booster Club, basketball coach
at St. Joseph School for two years and an umpire for the Blue Little League
in Bartlett for seven years.
Survivors include hiswife, Kathleen (nee Kelly) Stansfield; children,
James W. and Robert M.
Stansfield, both of Bartlett and Bethanne Stansfield of Bartlett; brothers,
Patrick of Sherman Oaks, Calif., F.Joseph (Annmarie) of Solon, Ohio, Michael
(Valerie) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio and John (Rebecca) of Meadville, Pa.;sister,
Ann (Thomas) Gornik of Strongsville, Ohio; father, James E. Sr.;father-in-law,
Robert Kelly of Ellenton, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home, with
a Rosary at 7 p.m.
The omission of flowers is requested with memorial gifts to be made
to the family.
For information, (847) 742-2100.
Frank E. Thompson
A wake for Frank E. Thompson, 78, of Cary, formerly of Aurora, will
be held from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Windridge Funeral Home, Ltd., 104 High
Road, Cary. Private family services will be held at Windridge Cemetery.
Born Oct.10, 1919, to Frank V. and Florence Thompson, he died of cancer
Tuesday, Aug. 4,1998, at his home in Cary.
Mr. Thompson had married Betty Washburn on June 17, 1941, and the couple
had made their home in the Aurora area for 37 years. They moved to
the Cary area in 1978 to be closer to their family. A World War II
veteran, Mr. Thompson had served in the Army medical corps in England and
France. He later worked as a self-employed home builder for approximately
30 years before going to work with his sons in the recreational vehicle
business in Crystal Lake. He had a lifelong passion for travel and also
enjoyed golf, bowling and Chicago sports teams.
In addition to his wife, Betty, he is survived by his daughters, Debby
(Gary) Becker of Geneva and K.C.
(Lyndon) Olson of Lake Zurich; sons, Randy (Mikie) Thompson of Cary,
Rex (Anita) Thompson of Crystal Lake, Ron (Becky) Thompson of Crystal Lake
and Rick (Pauline) Thompson of Cary; sisters, Bette Proctor of Kaneville
and Marge McCabe of Aurora; and 13 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northeastern
Inc., 410 S.
Hager Ave., Barrington, IL 60010.
For information, call toll free, (800) 870-9648.
Evelyn S. Wiltz
Memorial services for Evelyn S. Wiltz, 84, of Windsor Park Manor in
Carol Stream, formerly of Roselle and Elgin, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday,
at Martin Funeral Home, 333 S. Roselle Rd., Roselle.
Born May 14, 1914, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, June 30, 1998, at
Windsor Park Manor. Burial will be private.
Retired after teaching fourth grade in Roselle for 21 years, she was
an active member of Roselle United Methodist Church developing many close
friendships.Evelyn will be very much missed and remembered.
Preceded in death by her first husband, Torsten H.Johnson, in 1962,
she is survived by her second husband, Ernest R. Wiltz, whom she shared
almost 34 years of marriage; sons, Richard and Edward Johnson; and daughters,
Joanne Johnson and Pamela Steinke.
Memorials may be made to your favorite charity.
For information, (630) 529-5751.
Thomas G. `Tom' Yuenger
A memorial visitation for Thomas G. `Tom' Yuenger, 53, a 12-year resident
of Naperville, formerly an 18-year resident of Glen Ellyn, will be held
from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S.Mill St.,
Naperville. A memorial service will begin at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Jude
Born Jan. 9, 1945, in Mineral Wells, Texas, he passed away peacefully
on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, after a 4-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Interment will be private.
Mr. Yuenger grew up in Marinette, Wis. He graduated from Marquette
University, Milwaukee, Wis., with a B.S. in electrical engineering. While
at Marquette, he was affiliated with the Sigma Phi Delta fraternity. After
graduating, Mr. Yuenger was employed by IBM, Molex and Price Waterhouse.
Most recently, Mr. Yuenger owned and operated Yuenger & Associates
in Naperville, a management consulting firm. Mr. Yuenger was former president
of the DuPage Mental Health Association.Some of his personal interests
included computers, tennis and photography.
Survivors include his wife of 18 years, Diane C. (nee Schneider) Yuenger
of Naperville, they were married July 11, 1980; a daughter, Laura C.Yuenger
of Naperville; a brother, Frederick (Marjory) Yuenger of Green Bay, Wis.;
a sister, Mary (Stephen) Nording of Madison, Wis.; seven nieces; and four
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clement and Frances (nee Prusko)
Yuenger and a brother, Stephen Yuenger.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr.Yuenger's name may be made to The
Wellness House, 131 N.
CountyLine Road, Hinsdale, IL 60521; or the Hospice of DuPage, 690
E.North Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
For information, (630) 355-0213.