Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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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. today, at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland, Des Plaines.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
For information, (847) 699-9003.

Earl John Bonovich
Prayers for Earl John Bonovich, 49, of Hanover Park, formerly of Northbrook, will be said at 9 a.m. Wednesday, at Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S.Milwaukee Ave. (two blocks south of Dundee Road), Wheeling.
Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. 
at St.Catherine Laboure Church, Glenview.
Born April 12, 1949, in Chicago, he died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at his home. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery.
Mr.Bonovich worked as a steel fabricator for Inter-Mid of Bensenville.
Survivors include his wife, Wendy (nee Norris); son, John David Bonovich; daughters, Mallary and Elizabeth Bonovich; parents, Earl and Catherine Bonovich of Northbrook; brothers, Robert (Joyce) of Oak Lawn and Jerome (Rebecca) of Buffalo Grove; and sisters, Kathryn Willis of Zion, Patricia (Alfred) Olsen of Roselle and Carol Bonovich of Mount Prospect.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Evanston Northwestern Health Services, 5215 Old Orchard, Suite 700, Skokie, IL 60077.
For information, (847) 537-6600.

George V. Burger
A memorial service for George V. Burger, 71, of Elgin, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at First Congregational Church UCC, Elgin. The Revs.Donald Schmidt and Lois Bucher will officiate.
Born Jan. 22, 1927, in Woodstock, the son of Irwin L.and Nettie Burger, he died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1998, at his home. Burial will be private in Bluff City Cemetery.
After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, Dr. Burger graduated from Beloit College Summa Cum Laude, and received his MS degree from the University of California. He taught at a California junior college for two years before studying for and earning his Ph.D.in wildlife management fromthe University of Wisconsin. He then went on to assist private landowners in seven midwestern states with wildlifemanagement programs, and became the manager of wildlife management for Remington Arms Company, stationed at Remington Farms in Maryland. In 1966, he moved to Elgin to become the general manager of the Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation in East Dundee, retiring in 1992. He authored more than 100 technical and popular articles and a book, all on wildlife conservation and management. He was an editor for numerous symposia and other proceedings. He was the first editor of the quarterly Wildlife Society Bulletin. Dr. Burger was awarded a Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Fellowship, honorary membership in the Wildlife Society (TWS) `in recognition of high professional achievement,' an honorary membership in the north central section of TWS' 1992 Professional Award of Merit For Lifetime Dedication to Wildlife Conservation, and a Kane County Board Certificate of Recognition.
Dr.Burger was a member of the First Congregational Church of Elgin, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a member of the Wildlife Society and past president of the Illinois Chapter, a member of the American Fisheries Society and the North American Gamebird Assocition and past president of the Illinois section. He was also a member-at-large of the Izaak Walton League of America, a member of the Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers, serving on its board of directors, and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He served for nearly 20 years on the Kane County Regional Planning Commission and was past vice-chairman.Dr.Burger served on the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, of which he was a former secretary,and served on the Suface Mining Reclamation Council, the City of Elgin Beautification Commission and it's Parks and Reclamation Task Force.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannine, whom he married June 23, 1949; three daughters, Suzanne (James) Campbell of Woodstock, Christine (Gary) Rice of Sutton, Mass.and Nancy Smith of Denver, Colo.; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers

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. today, at the funeral chapel.
For information, (847) 223-8122.

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 HolyFamily 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.

Dorothy H. Heublein
Services for Dorothy H. Heublein (nee Downs), 96, of Round Lake, will be held at 1 p.m. today, 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 theYear 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. today, atthe 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. today, 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.

Burnell D. `Bud' Hudlow
Services for Burnell D. `Bud' Hudlow, 79, of Naperville, will be held at 10 a.m. today, 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.
Memorials in Mr.Hudlow's name may be madeto 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. today, 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 a 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. (the late Marion) Plennert of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Marie T. Plennert.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, 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 MemorialPark.
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) Bowieof 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. today, 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.

Marianne `Mimi' Lischett
Marianne `Mimi' Lischett (nee Marshall), 46, of Arlington Heights, a homemaker, PTA and Scout leader, and wife of Northbrook Deputy Police Chief Warren J. Lischett, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at home after a long illness.Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with prayers at 7:30 p.m., at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights.
Requiem Eucharist will be at 11 a.m. onWednesday, at St.Simon's Episcopal Church, 717 West Kirchoff Road, Arlington Heights.
Interment will follow in Memory Gardens, Arlington Heights.
Born May 8, 1952, in Glendale, N.Y., Mrs.Lischett was a 35-year resident of Arlington Heights. Her community work symbolized the true meaning of volunteerism, and included serving as a PTA leaderat Olive-Mary Stitt Elementary School, and Cub Scout den leader and member of the Arlington Heights Cub Scout Pack 169, both for more than 10 years. She was president of the Olive School PTA from 1994 to 1995, and held several other officer positions including first vice president, secretary and district council representative. She also served as hospitality and membership chairperson for several years and taught certified baby-sitting courses.In addition, she was a district PTA board representative for Thomas Middle School. She received many PTA honors and awards, including the Distinguished Service Scroll, the Book of Recognition and the Lifetime Membership Award. A 35-year communicant of St.Simon's Episcopal Church, she was a former vice president and secretary of the Episcopal Church Women's Club, a member of the Altar Guild and a Sunday School teacher.
She graduated from Arlington Heights High School and attended Southern Illinois University. She worked as an executive secretary at Kraft, Inc.in Glenviewfor five years in the late 1970s before retiring to become a full-time homemaker and mother.
In addition to her husband of 25 years, she is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Marshall Lischett, a sophomore at Miami University in Ohio and James Warren Lischett, an eighth-grader at Thomas Middle School; her parents, George and Marian Marshall of Arlington Heights; two brothers, George J. (Pat) Marshall of Schenectady, N.Y. and Kenneth H. (Joyce) Marshall of Honesdale, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to a memorial scholarship fund being established to benefit her sons and other school-age children whose parent dies.Memorials may be made to the Mimi Lischett Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o M. Welsh, 2314 North Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 60614.
For information, (847) 253-5423.

Marybeth Monaghen, 36, of Streamwood, died Saturday, Aug. 8.  Arrangements were made by Countryside Funeral Home, Streamwood/Schaumburg, (630/847) 289-8054.

Michael H. O'Connell
Mass of Christian Burial for Michael H. O'Connell, 71, of Mundelein, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Fremont Center.
Born Jan.5, 1927, in Chicago, he died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at the Governor's Park Health and Rehabilitation Center in Barrington. Interment will follow the Mass of Christian Burial in St.Mary's Cemetery.
Mr. O'Connell served in the military from 1944 to 1967 and retired from the Army as a major. He served our country during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War as a member of the Corps of Engineers.
He retired from G.S.A. in 1987; he was assistant building manager for the Federal Building in Chicago, past chairman of the board of the Federal Employees Credit Union, past commander of VFW Post #7191 in Mundelein and a member of the Tilden Tech.Alumni Association.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E. (nee Martinek); two sons, Michael B. (Michele) of Waukegan and Mark H. (Ann) of Johnsburg; and two grandchildren, Michael B. and Rebecca A. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Austin.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Kristan Funeral Home, P.C., 219 W. Maple Ave.
(Route 176), Mundelein.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the St. Mary's Building Fund, 22333 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein, IL 60060, would be appreciated.
For information,(847) 566-8020.

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

Muriel `Isobel' Quarrie
Funeral services for Muriel `Isobel' Quarrie, 73, of Carpentersville, will be heldat 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St.,West Dundee.
Born June 27, 1925, in Toronto, Calif.,the daughter of Thomas and Ellen Ford, she died Saturday, Aug. 
8, 1998, at Vencor Hospital in Sycamore. Burial will be in Dundee Township Cemetery East, East Dundee.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Alex, they married on Jan. 12, 1946; her son, Thomas of McHenry; one daughter, Grace (Earl) Katzel of Elgin; grandchildren, Bryan (Sarah) Katzel, Sarah Quarrie, Steve Katzel and Erik Quarrie; and a sister, Lucille Joerger of Northlake.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 426-3436.

Gus J. Ritter
Funeral services for Gus J. Ritter, 88, of Woodstock, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Grace Lutheran Church in Woodstock.
Born April 23, 1910, in Belvidere, the son of Herman and Josephine (nee Cronke) Ritter, he died Thursday, Aug. 6, 1998, at his home. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Woodstock.
Mr.Ritter graduated from Belvidere High School in 1928. He was an agent for Prudential Insurance for 33 years.
He had a long career in public service having served on the Woodstock Public Grade School Board from 1951 to 1956, then the Woodstock City Council from 1961 to 1965, and the County Board from 1982 to 1986. He was a life member of Harvard Moose Lodge #1289. He was a licensed private pilot and a lifelong model railroad enthusiast.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Ritter of Woodstock; two sons, Rex (Reenie) Ritter of Harvard and Gary (Lillian) Ritter of Woodstock; two daughters, Barbara (Chuck) Abbott of Palatine and Sharon (Pete) Rogers of Eustis, Fla.; ten grandchildren, Jeff (Sheryl) Abbott, Laurie Beth (Jeff) Butte, Wade (Anne Lou) Rogers, Greg Rogers, Darrel  (Sheryl) Rogers, Elizabeth Ritter, Alyson Ritter, Melisa Ritter, Jason Ritter and Brant Ritter; and four great-grandchildren, Zackery Abbott, Rebecca Abbott, Bria Rogers and Brian Rogers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Christine Ritter; an infant grandson, David Ritter; four sisters, Advina May, Caroline, Anabelle and Darlene; and a brother, Laverne Ritter.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave.,Woodstock, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services Tuesday, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the Northern Illinois Center for Cancer Care, or the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois.
For information, (815) 338-1710.

Thomasine A. Sabino
Funeral services for Thomasine `Tommye' A. Sabino (nee Knapik), 72, a resident of Naperville since 1988, will be held at 1 p.m. today, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S.Mill St., Naperville.
Born Feb.21, 1926, in Chicago, she died Friday, Aug. 7, 1998, at Edward Hospital, Naperville. Interment will bein St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove.
Mrs. Sabino was raised on the northwest side of Chicago, where she attended Taft High School. She married her husband, Rocco, in November of 1946. She lived in Chicago before moving to Naperville in 1988.  Mrs.Sabino enjoyed spending her winters in Dunedin Beach, Fla.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Rocco Sabino of Naperville; six grandchildren, Mary Kay (Jim) Kennedy of San Mateo, Calif., Barbara (Dave) Hejna of Naperville, Paula Sabino of Chicago, Thomas Sabino of Chicago, Michael (Linda) Sabino of Elmhurst and Laura Sabino of Chicago; two grandchildren, Michael and Amanda Sabino; two sisters, Eveleen Hintz of Chana, Ill.and Patricia Petersen of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Helen Knapik and a sister, Helene Hartman.
She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Naperville.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of services at 1 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Sabino's name may be made to the Scleraderma Foundation.
For information, (630) 355-0213.

Alice V. Schenke
Services for Alice V. Schenke (nee Lindwall), 88, of Wheeling, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights.  The Rev. Dave Patterson will officiate.
Born Nov. 19, 1909, in Chicago, she died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at her home. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.
Survivors include her husband, George Schenke; children, Carol (Gino) DeMarchi, Arthur (Jean) Prochnow and Patricia (Robert) Spilky; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.She is also survived by her sister, Betty Martin.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 253-0168.

Nancy M. Wallentin
Services for Nancy M. Wallentin (nee Padar), 69, of Wheeling, formerly of Mount Prospect, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.,1520 N.Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights.The Rev.Robert Warren will officiate.
Born April 25, 1929, in Chicago, she died Saturday, Aug. 8, 1998, at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village. Burial will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery.
A homemaker, Mrs.Wallentin was a member of Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church whereshe formerly belonged to the choir.  Previously she was a longtime member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect, and she was also a former volunteer at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan (John) Michelberger; sons, James (Faye) and John (Janice) Wallentin; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jamie May and Theresa Wallentin; brothers, James (Durell) and Gerald (Marie) Padar; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George W.Wallentin.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Arthritis Foundation, 303 E. Wacker Drive, Suite #300, Chicago, IL 60601.
For information, (847) 253-0168.

Elvira T. Wiertz
Services for Elvira T. Wiertz, 86, of Round Lake Park, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 420 N. Greenwood Drive, Round Lake Park, IL 60073.  Pastor Robert Meiselwitz will officiate.
Born Sept. 2, 1911, in Chicago, she passed away Sunday, Aug. 9, 1998, at Victory Lake Health Care Center, Lindenhurst. Interment will follow the services, in Highland Memorial Park Cemetery, Libertyville.
Mrs. Wiertz had madeher home in Round Lake Park for more than 50 years. A superb cook and baker, who entertained on numerous festive occasions, she was also an avid bowler and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Round Lake Park, where she was past treasurer of the Ladies Aid for 30 years.
Mrs.Wiertz leaves her daughter, Barbara (Harold) Dammann of Round Lake Beach; brother, Edward Ploner of Anaheim, Calif.; and cherished niece, Patricia (Donald) Pilger of Mundelein.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Wiertz, in 1985; and daughter, Darlene Wiertz, in 1984.
Friends of the family may visit from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., Grayslake.
For information, (847) 223-8122.

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 greatgrandchildren.
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. today, 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 wife of 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 (Jerry) Lawrence of Beaufort, N.C.; 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 threebrothers, Alex, Joseph and Michael.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, 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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