Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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In Loving Memory Stuart L. Macnider 
July 8, 1934 - Aug.9, 1995 `Mac' 
Gone from my sight 
Ever present in heart and mind
I cherish wonderful memories you left behind 
The days are long and the nights are longer 
But each daythat passes brings us one day closer
I miss you more today than yesterday, but less than I will tomorrow.
All My Love As Always Donna M.L.I. 

Katherine E. Bianco
A funeral Mass for Katherine E. Bianco (nee Lewis), 71, a 17 year resident of Des Plaines, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Zachary Church, Des Plaines. 
Born Dec.18, 1926, in New York, she died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at home.  Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. 
A homemaker, she was a member of St. Zachary Rosary and Altar Society and the Goldenaires. 
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Sam Bianco; sons, Barry (Sherry) Bianco, Brian Bianco and Gerry (Jean) Bianco; brothers, Albert (Norma) Lewis and John (Eileen) Lewis; five grandchildren; and many loving relatives. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland, Des Plaines. 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. 
For information, (847) 699-9003. 

Rance V. Buehler
Services for Rance V. Buehler, 55, of Barrington, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Barrington United Methodist Church, 311 S.Hough St., Barrington, IL 60010. 
Born July 12, 1943, in Joliet, he passed away Friday, Aug.7, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights.  Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. 
Mr. Buehler graduated from John Marshall Law School and practiced law since 1973 in the Elgin/Dundee area.  Since 1978, he practiced at his own firm, Rance V. Buehler, in West Dundee.  He was a member of several organizations, including the Kane County Bar Association, the Elgin Kiwanis Club, the Barrington Area Development Council andthe Barrington Community Band.  He was also active in the formation of the Barrington Caucus.Mr.Buehler served in the Army Reserve and was a member of the Barrington United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative council. 
Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Buehler (nee Waltz), whom he married Aug.22, 1965, in Rochester, Ind.; children, Elizabeth J. Buehler and Aaron R. Buehler, both of Barrington; parents, Richard J. and Gwendolyn Buehler of Crown Point, Ind.; sister, Diane (Jack) Kemp of Crown Point; and brother, Rich (Marge) Buehler of Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Stirlen-Pieper & Davenport Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Road), Barrington. 
He will also lie in state from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday, at the church. 
Memorials may be made to the Barrington Area Development Council, Bike Trail Project, P.O. 
Box 72, Barrington, IL 60011; to the American Cancer Society to be used for colon cancer research, 625 North Court, Suite #280, Palatine, IL 60067-8162; or to the Barrington United Methodist Church. 
For information, (847) 381-3411.

Roy J. Burian
Visitation for Roy J. Burian, 70, of Carpentersville, will be held from noon to 5 p.m.Sunday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St.,West Dundee.  Services and interment will be private. 
Born March 9, 1928, in Chicago, to Joseph and Edna (nee Brandt) Burian, he died Friday, Aug.7, 1998, at Governors Parkin Barrington. 
Mr.Burian had been a resident of the Carpentersville area for 41 years and was a former insurance adjuster with State Farm Insurance.  A veteran, he had served in the Navy during the Korean War and was a member ofAmerican Legion Post #57 of Elgin. 
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Lillian, to whom he was married May 10, 1952; sister-in-law, Ella Ferrarini of Carpentersville; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Raymond Burian. 
Please omit flowers.At Roy's request, if you're coming to say goodbye, please come dressed `REAL CASUAL.' For information, (847) 426-3436. 

Bernice Burnette (nee Wallin), 83, of Palatine, died Thursday, Aug.6.   Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim Funeral Home, Palatine, (847) 358-7411. 

O. John Clark 
Memorial services for O. John Clark, 71, of Gurnee, will be held at 2 p.m.Sunday, at the Wildwood Presbyterian Church, 33428 Sears Blvd.,Wildwood, IL 60030.  Pastor Gregg Bostrom will officiate. 
Born March 16, 1927, in Wichita, Kan., he passed away Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1998, at his home.  Interment will be private. 
Mr. Clark had been a resident of Lake County since 1946.  He was a member of the Warren Seniors Club of Gurnee, the Senior Citizens Club Farm Bureau Prime Time, Rising Sun Lodge #115 A.F. & A.M. Grayslake, the Wisconsin Wing Ercoupe Owners Club, the Wisconsin Flying Farmers, the Experimental Aircraft Association of Grayslake, the Nationwide Aircraft Owners Pilots Association, and the Grayslake American Legion #659.He was also the commissioner of the Lake County Housing Authority and president of the Warren Township Seniors Investment Club.  He had retired in 1989 after working most of his life as a mechanical electrical engineer. 
He leaves his loving wife Helen Clark (nee Harju); children, Douglas (Lana) Clark of Wichita, Terry Clark of Fairfield, Calif., and Jeffrey Clark of Lake Villa; and brother, Vincent R. Clark of Grove, Okla. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Katherine (nee Davis) Clark. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the church. 
Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., Grayslake. 
For information, (847) 223-8122. 

James W. Crites Sr.
Funeral services for James W. Crites Sr.,73, of Lake Villa for the past five years, formerly of Mundelein, will be held at 10 a.m.Tuesday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, with the Rev.Lisle J. Kauffman of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Round Lake, officiating. 
Born April 1, 1925, in Summersville, W.V., he passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at his home.  Interment will follow the services in Windridge Cemetery, 7014 Rawson Bridge Road, Cary. 
Mr. Crites was a member of the AARP, Roofers Association Union Local #11 of Chicago.  He retired in 1983 after working the majority of his life in the roofing industry. 
He leaves his wife, Barbara (nee Marks), whom he married Aug.14, 1959, in Hollywood, Fla.;four daughters, Lisa (Michael) Bandurski of Lake Villa, Sharon Anderson of Glenville, W.V., Vicki (Don) Headley of Readsville, Ohio and Judy Crites of Parkersburg, W.V.; son, James W. Crites Jr. of Paddock Lake, Wis.; stepson, Joseph (Bea) McCortney of Huntington Beach, Calif.;13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers; and two sisters. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Linda Crites in infancy and Brenda in 1996; and two brothers, Wilford and Marvin. 
Friends of family may visit from 6 to 9 p.m.Monday, at the funeral chapel. 
For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Pearl M. Elfering
Services for Pearl M. Elfering, 81, of Libertyville, will begin with prayers at 9:30 a.m.Monday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W.Park Ave., Libertyville, and continue to St. Joseph Church for a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. 
Born May 16, 1917, in Palatine, she passed away Tuesday, Aug.4, 1998, at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.Interment will follow Mass, in Ascension Cemetery. 
Mrs.Elfering was formerly a residentof Waukegan for 25 years, and had also lived in Libertyville for many years.She was a 1935 graduate of Libertyville Township High School.  She was also a member of St.Joseph Parish and the Guild of the Blessed Virgin in Libertyville. 
Surviving are her daughters, Margaret (Leon) Poole of Piedmont, S.C., and Jacquelyn Colwell of Aurora, Colo.;grandchildren, Kelly, Jennifer, Jamie, Dawn and Denny; great-grandchildren, Emily and Brianne; and brother, Lester Biere of Honolulu, Hawaii. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Hattie Biere; her husband, Cletus Elfering, June 6, 1996; her brother, Benjamin Biere; and her sister Mildred Biere. 
Friends of the family may call from 3 to 7 p.m.today, at the funeral home. 
Masses in her memory would be appreciated. 
For information, (847) 362-3009. 

Ann Flickinger
Services for Ann Flickinger, 83, of Elgin, will begin at 9:30 a.m.Monday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. 
State St., Elgin, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m., at St.Thomas More Catholic Church.  The Rev. 
Richard M. Russo will officiate. 
Born Aug.16, 1914, in Chicago, to Felix and Petronella (nee Duda) Vizgirdas,she died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at her home.  Burial will be in Dundee Township Cemetery East, East Dundee. 
Mrs. Flickinger had been a resident of Elgin for the past 17 years. 
Before her retirement, she had worked 37 years for Zenith in Chicago.   She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Elgin. 
Survivors include her daughters, Joann (Donald) Wille of Elgin and Elizabeth (James) McFadden of Atlanta, Ga.;14 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her sister, Helen Ferencak of Wilmington, S.C. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Flickinger, in 1987; granddaughter, Karen Kelly; and brother, John Vizgirdas. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home, with Prayers for the Christian Wake recited at 7 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to the Regional Cancer Care Center at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Gerald H. Fohlmeister
Prayers for Gerald H. Fohlmeister, 64, of Rolling Meadows, will be said at 9:15 a.m.  Monday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights.  Mass will follow at 10 a.m., at St.Colette Catholic Church, 3900 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows. 
Born Jan.15, 1934, in Chicago, he died Friday, Aug.7, 1998, at his home.  Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. 
A resident of Rolling Meadows for 36 years, Mr. Fohlmeister was a member of the Graphic Communications International Union and had been employed by Motorola in Libertyville for the past five years. 
He served on the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners for the City of Rolling Meadows for 10 years.  He was also a lay minister and longtime member of St. Colette Parish. 
He was the beloved husband of Mary Fohlmeister (nee Griffin), whom he married May 26, 1956, in Chicago; loving father of Diane (Steve) Klaus, Jean (Bill) Dickinson, Kathy (Jeff) Blackford, Mary Ellen (Jerry) Proszek, and Jim (Michelle), Jack (Jamie), Bill and Peggy Fohlmeister; and beloved grandfather of eight.  He is also survived by his father, Gerhard Fohlmeister; sister, Doris (Ron) Moravick; brother, Ron (Mary Beth) Fohlmeister; and many nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, atthe funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, or to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois. 
For information, (847) 253-0168. 

Stella E. Formico
Graveside services for Stella E. Formico, 92, of Bartlett, will be held at 10 a.m.Monday, at Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin.  The Rev. Christine Steiger will officiate. 
Born Dec.19, 1905, in Algonquin, to Edward and Ellen Estergreen Ekstrom, she died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. 
Mrs. Formico had been employed with Brody Coat Company and was a member of the Garment Workers Union until her retirement in 1973. 
Survivors include her daughter, Virginia (Norman) Badgerow of Elgin; son, Russell (Doris) Brady of Arkansas; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin Formico,in 1997; her parents; three brothers; and a sister. 
There will be no visitation. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin. 
Arrangements were made by Madison Funeral Home, Elgin. 
For information, (847) 741-1128. 

Kenneth W. Ghionzoli 
Prayers for Kenneth W. Ghionzoli, 60, of Schaumburg, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg.Mass will follow at 10 a.m., at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 1451 W. Bode Road, Schaumburg. 
Born Dec.17, 1937, in Chicago, he died Wednesday, Aug.5, 1998.  Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. 
Mr.Ghionzoli had worked for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago for 37 years. 
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ghionzoli (nee O'Leary); son, Anthony (Judith) Ghionzoli; daughter, Cheryl Ghionzoli (Sandy Gardner); grandson, Vincent; brother, Dick (Claudina) Ghionzoli; sisters, Coral Trybus, Sr. Carol Ghionzoli and Lynn (Dean) Hackett; and many nieces and nephews. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 882-5580. 

Loretta J. Gundlach
Prayers for Loretta J. Gundlach, 63, of South Barrington, will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine.  Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family Church, 2515 W. Palatine Road, Inverness. 
Born July 17, 1935, in Chicago, she died Friday, Aug.7, 1998, at home.  Entombment will be in St. 
Michael the Archangel Mausoleum. 
She was the wife of the late Raymond; mother of Robert, Joseph (Kari), Gerard (Vicki), Patricia, Susan (Wesley) Prokop and Donna (Donald) Catanese; sister of Raymond (Janet) and the late Rita Branham; grandmother of seven; daughter of Stella (late Joseph) Magiera. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. 
Monday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 359-8020. 

LeRoy Helmke 
Funeral services for LeRoy Helmke, 79, of Wilton, Wis.,formerly of Dundee, were held Wednesday, Aug.5, at St. 
Paul's Lutheran Church, Wilton.  The Rev. Jeffrey Wm. Miller officiated. 
Born Nov. 5, 1918, to Jake and Gorga Helmke, he died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Tomah Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin.  Burial was in the church cemetery. 
Mr. Helmke was united in marriage to Clara Heinz on April 30, 1955, in Dundee.Prior to his retirement, he had worked as a metal molder.  Mr. Helmke was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wilton.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. 
Survivors include his wife, Clara Helmke of Wilton; sons, William (Sue) Helmke of Round Lake and Kenneth (Mary) Helmke of Port Isobel, Texas; stepdaughter, Sherry (Robert) Belisle of Woodstock, Vt.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.   He was also survived by his sister, Helen (Lynn) Houldren of Evanston. 
He was preceded in death by his mother and father. 

Dorothy H. Heublein
Services for Dorothy H. Heublein (nee Downs), 96, of Round Lake, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.  The Rev. Raymond Skriba of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Round Lake will officiate. 
Born April 4, 1902, in South Dakota, she died Thursday, April 6, 1998, at Victory Lakes Continuing Care Center, Lake Villa.  Interment will be private, in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. 
Mrs. Heublein had been a resident of Round Lake for almost 60 years.  The eldest of 12 children, she had moved to Chicago after graduation and was employed for many years by Illinois Bell Telephone, retiring as a supervisor.  She was a tireless volunteer for many years in the area and received the Senior Citizen of the Year award in 1986 from the Lake County Seniors Council. 
Survivors include her sister, Constance Burk of Pennsylvania; brother, William Downs of Washington; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Hueblein of Chicago, in 1973. 
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Fred Hohmeier 
A funeral Mass for Fred Hohmeier, 75, of Des Plaines, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Raymond Church, Elmhurst Road (Route 83) and Lincoln Street, Mount Prospect. 
Born March 27, 1923, inChicago, he died Friday, Aug.7, 1998, in Des Plaines.Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. 
Mr. Hohmeier had been a purchasing agent for Maher Lumber in Wood Dale. 
He was the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Hohmeier; loving father of Joseph (Mary) Hohmeier, David (Lisa) Hohmeier and Mary Hohmeier; devoted grandfather of five; and dear brother of Florence Zimmerman and the late Jerry Hohmeier. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road (at Northwest Highway), Mount Prospect, and from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the church. 
For information, (847) 255-7800. 

Margaret Anne Hope (nee Caldwell), 74, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Detroit, Mich., died Friday, Aug.7.  Arrangements were made by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst, (630) 832-0018. 

Burnell D. `Bud' Hudlow
Services for Burnell D. `Bud' Hudlow, 79, of Naperville, will be held at 10 a.m.Monday, at Beidelman Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W. Van Buren, Naperville. 
Born June 14, 1919, in Eaton County, Mich., he died Sunday, Aug. 2, 1998, at Gray Bruce Hospital, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.  Interment will be in Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Ind. 
A resident of Naperville since 1967, Mr. Hudlow was retired after 38 1/2 years with Swift & Company. 
He was a 52-year member of the Samaritan Lodge A.F. & A.M. #105 in Marion, a member of the Althea Chapter of the Eastern Star #206 in Naperville, and a member of the Euclide Lodge #65 A.F. & A.M. in Naperville. 
Survivors include his wife, Betty Hudlow (nee Wiley); sons, Robert (Shilora) Hudlow of Bloomingdale and Richard (Lynn) Hudlow of Atlanta, Ga.; daughter, Suzan (James) Cameron of Toronto, Canada; and grandchildren, David, Blair and Jennifer Cameron, and Dawn, Shannen and Lauren Withers. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leno and Alva(nee Phillips) Hudlow; brother, Burton Hudlow; and sister, Maxine Blue. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. 
Memorials in Mr.Hudlow's name may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite #900, Chicago, IL 60604. 
For information, (630) 355-0264. 

Vincent W. Kurgan 
Services for Vincent W. Kurgan, 80, of Mount Prospect, will be held at 8 p.m.Monday, at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Rd., Mount Prospect. 
Born Sept.27, 1917, in Beaver Dam, Wis., he died Friday, Aug.7, 1998, at Hampton Nursing Home in Niles.  Interment will be private. 
A retired truck driver for L.C.L. Transportation Company, he was an Army veteran of World War II and member of Teamsters Local 705. 
He was the husband of Evelyn P. (nee Plennert); uncle of Lawrence (Sharon) Kellar of Michigan, James P.Plennert of Providence, R.I., Arlene (Bruce) Fisher of Westford, Mass., Michael Kurgan of Albuquerque, N.M. and Janet Montgomery of Sonoma, Calif.; and brother-in-law of Frank J. (late Marion) Plennert of Daytona Beach, Fla.and Marie T.Plennert. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association of America, 6 N.Michigan Ave.,Chicago, IL 60602. 
For information, (847) 394-2336. 

Ida `Louise' Lightbody
Services for Ida `Louise' Lightbody, 68, of Mundelein, will be held at 2 p.m.Tuesday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. 
Born Oct. 29, 1998, in Libertyville, she passed away suddenly, Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at her home.   Interment will follow the services, in Highland Memorial Park. 
Miss Lightbody had formerly lived in Libertyville for many years.She was a 1947 graduate of Libertyville High School and a member of the United Methodist Church in Libertyville.A former employee of Marshall Fields in thefood service department, she was soon to retire from the food service department of Condell Medical Center. 
Surviving are her brother, William (Jo Ann) Lightbody of Crystal Lake; sisters, Mary Helen Moist of Mundelein, Mabel Sutton of Kenosha, Wis.,Charlene (Orin) Hapke and Paulette (Charles) Peters, both of Libertyville, Dorothy `Bibs' (Bud) Miller of Mundelein, Alice (Francis) Driggers of Wallace, S.C., Frances Inman of Zion, Margaret (Thomas) Bowie of Ingleside and Nancy (Robert) Remeika of Buena Park, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Lightbody; and brother, Bob Lightbody. 
Friends of the family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. 
Memorial contributions in Miss Lightbody's name may be made to Save-A-Pet, 31664 N. Fairfield Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. 
For information, (847) 362-3009. 

Helen McCaffrey
A funeral Mass for Helen McCaffrey, 92, of Tustin, Calif.,formerly a resident of Palatinefrom 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. 

Robert H. Nathe, 62, of Villa Park, died Friday, Aug.7.   Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161.

Donald E. Ortlieb, 76, of Hanover Park, died Friday, July 31.  Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Carol Stream, (630) 510-0044. 

Patrick J. Palm
A memorial visitation for Patrick J. Palm will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.today, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W.Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle. 
He was the beloved husband of Barbara Palm (nee Tatum); and devoted father of Jeffrey (Kelly), Daniel and Eric (Lori) Palm. 
Please omit flowers. 
For information, (630) 889-1700. 

Timothy W. Peters
Funeral services for Timothy W. Peters, 31, of Lake Zurich, will be held at 4:30 p.m.today, at Kristan Funeral Home, P.C., 219 W. Maple Ave. (Route 176), Mundelein. 
Born May 23, 1967, in Benton Harbor, Mich., he died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998.  Interment will be private. 
He is survived by his wife, Marcie (nee Burns); children, Sarah, Timothy, Porscha, Alyssa, Michael and Katrina; mother, Sheila Peters of Wolf Island, Canada; brother, Wayne (Rhonda) Peters of Round Lake Beach; and sisters, Jan (Joe) White and Rachel Peters of Waukegan. 
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services today, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Timothy's family are appreciated. 
For information, (847) 566-8020.

Joseph `Big Joe' Rayfield
Services for Joseph `Big Joe' Rayfield, 44, of Elgin, will be held at 11 a.m.Monday, at the Second Baptist Church.Elder James Marks will officiate. 
Born Dec.25, 1953, in Elgin, to Joseph and Leazear (nee King) Rayfield, he died Tuesday, Aug.4, 1998.Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery. 
Mr. Rayfield was a promoter for bands in the Elgin area and often helped up-and-coming young musicians to get started in the music business. He also had the band `Smokin Joe Rayfield,' formerly known as the `Black Cat Band.' Survivors include his mother, Leazear Rayfield Davis of Elgin; brothers, Alonzo (Sonny) (Doris) Rayfield of Elgin, Harry (Alica) Rayfield of Ottawa, Ill.,Henry (Ellen) Rayfield of Evanston, Durrell Rayfield of Chicago, Ralph Rayfield of New Orleans, La., and Lloyd Rayfield of Washington, D.C.; sisters, Dolores Jackson of New Orleans, Mary Alice (Donald) Shores of Elgin, Barbara Dean (Denny) Redmon of Carpentersville, Amanda Howard of Chicago and Rita Rayfield of New Orleans; aunt, Maple (Randle) Certain of Maywood; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, great-great-nieces and -nephews; and many friends. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Rayfield Sr.; and sisters, Nancy Lorraine Rayfield and Clarica Vallery. 
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today, at O'Connor & Homeier Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Monday, at the church. 
Memorials may be made to the family. 
For information, (847) 741-1400. 

Lauren Elizabeth Sieben
Prayers for Lauren Elizabeth `Gabrielle' Sieben, 14, of Island Lake, formerly of Chicago, will be said at 9 a.m. Tuesday, at Kisselburg- Wauconda Funeral Home, 235 N.Main St.,Wauconda, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Mary Church, 22333 W. Erhart Road, Fremont Center, Mundelein. 
Born Dec.15, 1983, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, Aug.4, 1998, at Condell Memorial Hospital, due to injuries suffered in a car accident. 
Burial will be in St.Mary Cemetery, Mundelein. 
Ms.Sieben was a 1998 graduate of Wauconda Middle School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society.  She played alto saxophone in the school band. 
She was the daughterof Valerie (nee Carter) and Richard; sister of Jeremy `J.' and the late Mallory of Streator, Ill.; and granddaughter of Charles (the late Shirley) Carter and Margaret (the late Francis) Sieben.She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. 
For information, (847) 526-2115. 

Elvera M. Spears, 57, of Arlington Heights, died Wednesday, Aug.5.  Arrangements were made by Grove Memorial Chapel, Buffalo Grove, (847) 215-6656. 

Nancy Stipek
Services for Nancy Stipek (nee Kaspar), 77, of Elk Grove Village, will be held at 10 a.m.Monday, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road (three blocks south of Biesterfield Road), Elk Grove Village. 
Born in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Aug.5, 1998, at Alexian Brothers Hospice House.  Interment will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines. 
She was the beloved wife of the late Fred Stipek; loving mother of Lawrence (Suzanne) Stipek and Veronica (R. Michael) Foss; adoring grandmother of Justin Foss; and loving sister of Eleanor (John) Walsh and the late Robert (Henrietta) Kaspar. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Covenant House (for homeless children everywhere), JAF Box 2973, New York City, NY 10116-2973, would be appreciated. 
For information, (847) 640-0566. 

Mary Trapani-Joffe
Mass for Mary Trapani-Joffe, 97, of Mount Prospect, will be celebrated at 10 a.m.Monday, at St. Raymond Church, Elmhurst Road (Rt. 83) and Lincoln St., Mount Prospect. 
Born Feb.3, 1901, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Aug.6, 1998, at her home.  Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. 
She was the wife of the late Peter Trapani and the late Irving Joffe; mother of Bennett (Millie) Trapani and Frank (Dolores) Trapani; grandmotherof Gregory (Lauri) Trapani, Daniel (Beth) Trapani, Jan (Luther) Abernethy, Joan (John) Hastings, Thomas (Jill) Trapani, Steven (Helen) Trapani and Susan (Douglas) Vitale; and great-grandmother of 18. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road (at Northwest Hwy.), Mount Prospect, and from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, at the church. 
Please omit flowers. 
For information, (847) 255-7800. 

Katherine A. Waarich
Funeral services for Katherine A. Waarich (nee Patwell), 90, of Palatine, will be held at 11 a.m.Monday, at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E.Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. 
Born Oct.6, 1907, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she died Thursday, Aug.6, 1998, at Church Creek Health Center.Burial will bein Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights. 
She was the beloved wife of the late William Waarich; loving mother of Ethel (Henry) Schubert and the late Richard Waarich; devoted grandmother of six; and greatgrandmother of six. 
Visitation will be from 10 a.m.until the time of services at 11 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 253-5423. 

George E. Watson 
Private funeral services were held for George E. Watson, 65, of Des Plaines. 
Born July 29, 1933, in Lock Haven, Pa., he died Saturday, Aug.1, 1998, at Alexian Brothers Hospital, Elk Grove Village. Interment was private. 
Mr. Watson was a retired engineer for Commonwealth Edison in Chicago where he had worked for 42 years.  A veteran, he had been a member of the 101st Airborne, U.S. Army.  He was also a member of the Arlington Heights Trotters Running Club and was credited with 13 marathons. 
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Watson of Des Plaines; daughter, Lynne A. (Michael S.)Carey of Hoffman Estates; grandchildren, Jennifer and Ryan Carey of Hoffman Estates; brother, Donald (Joanne) Watson of Minnesota; sister, Shirley (John) Jones of Las Vegas, Nev.; and many nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his sister, Deanna (the late Robert) Ingebritson. 
Arrangements were made by Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines. 
For information, (847) 824-5155. 

Geneva Wilson
Services for Geneva Wilson, 92, of Elgin, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin.  Rev. Raymond T. Exum will officiate. 
Born Jan.22, 1906, in Florence Station, Ky.,the daughter of James and Molly Heflin, she died Friday, Aug.7, 1998, at Sherman West Court. Burial willbe in River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee. 
A resident of Elgin for the past 42 years, she was a private duty nurse before retiring and a member of the Crystal Lake Church of Christ. 
Survivors include her daughter, Sue (Charles) Cerasa of Elgin; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward in 1990; daughter, Carolyn Veihl; two sisters; and two brothers. 
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. 
For information, (847) 741-8800. 

John G. Wuich
Prayers for John G. Wuich, 71, of Carpentersville, will be said at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee.  Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St.Monica Church in Carpentersville.  The Rev. L. Thomas Risley will officiate. 
Born July 22, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Michael and Manda Wuich, Mr. Wuich died Saturday, Aug.8, 1998, at home.  Burial will be in Dundee Township Cemetery East, East Dundee. 
He was a 32 year resident of the Carpentersville area; a Navy veteran of World War II; a member of St.Monica Church of Carpentersville; and a member of Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #73 of Chicago. 
Survivors include his wifeof 49 years, Loretta Myers Wuich, whom he married Feb.12, 1949; his sons, Joseph (Patti) of Lake in the Hills, John (Patty) of Huntley, Jim of Chicago and Jeff (Julie) of Dayton, Ohio; his daughters, Barb Scholle of Kirkland and Mary Beth (Jeffy) Beaufort of North Carolina; 14 grandchildren; his brother, Luke of Amboy, Ill.; and his sisters, Mary Isaacson of Poplar Grove and Annie West of Mount Vernon. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Alex, Joseph and Michael. 
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. 
Please omit flowers, memorials may be made to the Great Lakes Hospice. 
For information, (847) 426-3436.


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