Dorothy A. Degnan
Funeral services for Dorothy A. Degnan (nee Kiefer), 79, will begin
at 9:30 a.m. Friday, at Pfaff Funeral Home, 5001 N. Lincoln, Chicago, and
continue to St. Matthias Church for a 10 a.m. Mass. Interment will be in
Calvary Cemetery. She was the beloved wife of William; loving mother of
eight daughters and five sons; dearest grandma of 43 grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren; and fond sister of Rosalyn (Creal) Heath, Helene
(the late Arthur) Worny and Richard (Betty) Kiefer. Visitation will be
from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Please, in lieu of flowers,
donations to St. Matthias Reach Out Program, 2310 W. Ainslie, Chicago,
IL 60625, would be appreciated. For information, (773) 728-1700.
John E. Biernacki, 72, died Monday, Aug. 17. Arrangements were
made by Grove Memorial Chapel, Elk Grove Village, (847) 640-0566.
Russell F. Block
Graveside services for Russell F. Block, 74, a 50-year resident of
Wauconda, will be held at 11 a.m.Saturday, at Wauconda Cemetery, 308 S.Barrington
Rd., Wauconda. Born June 19, 1924, in Chicago,Mr. Block died Monday, Aug.17,
1998, at home. Mr.Block retired from International Harvester after 17 years
of service. Member and past commander of American Legion Post #911 in Wauconda,
he was a member of Federated Church in Wauconda and served in the Army
Air Force during World War II. He was the husband of Bernice (nee Golden);
father of Kenneth, Jeff (Margaret) and the late Steven (Gail); grandfather
of Christi (Dominick) Tortorice, Brian, Amanda and Michelle Block and the
late Craig; and brother, Clarence (Elynor) and Robert (Lillian). Memorials
may be made to Federated Church of Wauconda, 200 S. Barrington Rd., Wauconda,
IL 60084 or charity of donor's choice, in his memory. Arrangements were
made by Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, Wauconda. For information, (847)
George Henry Van DerHeyden
A funeral Mass for George Henry Van DerHeyden, 69, of St.Charles, will
be held at 10 a.m.Thursday, at St. Patrick Church, 408 Cedar St.,St.Charles.
Fr.Joseph P.Nicolosi will be the celebrant. Born April 12, 1929, in Chicago,
the son of Arthur and Marie (nee Daman) Van DerHeyden, he died Monday,
Aug.17, 1998, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. Burial will
be in Resurrection Cenetery, Geneva. During the Korean War, George serced
in the Army. He was employed by and had retired from Moline Malleable Iron
Company in St. Charles after 30 years. Mr. Van DerHeyden is survived by
his wife of 44 years, Julia; children, Susan (Mike Cervenka) Smith of Elburn,
Diane (John) Howenstein of St. Charles, Marilyn Van DerHeyden (Scott Anderson)
of St.Charles, Michael (Janice) Van DerHeyden of Virgil, John (Susan) Van
DerHeyden of St. Charles and Ron Van DerHeyden of Elburn; grandchildren,
Eric (Vanessa) Smith, Nicole Van DerHeyden, Angela Van DerHeyden, Abigayle
Van DerHeyden, and Ron, Andrew and Christopher Klobertanz; great-grandsons,
Eric and James Smith; brothers, Tony (Germaine) Van DerHeyden of St. Charles
and Andre (Yvonne) Van DerHeyden of Morrison; sisters, Gabriela DeHaeseleer
of West Chicago, Georgette Trouellard of France and Rafaela Jonkers of
Belgium; four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law of Belgium; and many
nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his parents,
Mr.Van Derheyden was preceded in death by his twin brother, Jerome Van
DerHeyden. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, at the Norris Funeral
Home, 100 S.Third St., St.Charles, where a Liturgical Wake Service will
be held at 7 p.m. Contributions in Mr. Van DerHeyden's name may be made
to the wife of George Van DerHeyden. For information, (630) 584-2000 or
Robert D. Dobritchanin
Prayers for Robert D. Dobritchanin, 74, of Libertyville, will be said
at 9 a.m.Friday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville.
Services will follow at 10 a.m. at The Most Holy Mother of God Church in
Third Lake. Born April 10, 1924, in Yugoslavia, he died suddenly Saturday,
Aug.15, 1998, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Interment will
be in St. Sava Cemetery, Libertyville. He came to the United States to
live in Chicago in 1959. He was a graduate of the DePaul University
Law School in Evanston andwas an attorney in private practice with law
offices in Chicago.He was also the president of the Serbian Brothers Help
in Lake Villa. Surviving are his wife, Nevenka of Libertyville; daughter,
Svetlana (Bruce) Wasielewski and granddaughter, Nicole all of Woodbridge,
Va.; and sister, Dusanka Zivkovic of Yugoslavia. Friends of the family
may visit from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home, where Pomen services
will be held at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to The Serbian
Brothers Help in his memory. For information, (847) 362-3009.
Services for Herman Dreyer, 94, of Rosemont, will be held at 11 a.m.
Thursday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. Born June 15,
1904, in Des Plaines, he died Monday, Aug.17, 1998, at Holy Family Hospital.
Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery. When Rosemont incorporated, he was
the Public Works Department. Prior to that, he was the owner of Dreyer
Scavengers and former member of the Des Plaines Moose. He was the husband
of the late Catherine (nee Hess); father of Janet (Don) Morrison of Rosemont,
Mary (Ed) Knauss of Rosemont, Nancy (Ron) Schultz of Scottsdale, Ariz.and
the late Betty Klemm; brother of Ann Snyder of Oregon; grandfather of Mary
Ann Anderson, Catherine Morrison, Ronald, Steve and Leslie Schultz, E.J.
and Sharon Knauss, and Rich and Steve Klemm; and great-grandfather of Megan,
Erica and Logan Anderson, and Katie Schultz. Visitation will be from 4
to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 824-5155.
Gladys I.Finch (nee Bruckman), of Florida, formerly of Chicago, died
Friday, Aug.14. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard,
Dorothy J. McJunkins Graser
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Bartlett for Dorothy
J. McJunkins Graser, 73, of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. Born Sept.18, 1924, in
Colfax, Wash.,the daughter of Frank and Margaret Faye Anderson James, she
died Monday, Aug.17, 1998, at her daughters home in Bloomington, Ill. She
will be cremated. She married Tracy C. McJunkins on July 4, 1947.They made
their home during the last 25 years of their marriage in Hoffman Estates,
where she was employed by United Airlines, retiring in 1986. Mr. McJunkins
died in 1986. She married Harry Graser on Jan.22, 1992, in Coeur D'Alene,
Idaho. They made their home in Lake Havasu, Ariz.and Couer D'Alene.Mr.
Graser died on March 28, 1998. Mrs.Graser was a member of the Covenant
United Presbyterian Church of West Des Moines, Iowa. She traveled extensively
with her late husbands and was known for her love of cooking and quilting.Dorothy
was an elegant and caring lady with a multitude of friends throughout the
world.She was a devoted mother, wife and friend.She will be missed by all
who knew her. Survivors include her daughters, Sharon (Duane) Fort of Bloomington
and Katherine (David) Stephenson of Des Moines, Iowa; stepson, David (Lynn)
Graser of Spokane, Wash.;sister, Evelyn (Glen) Stanke of Hayden, Idaho;
grandchildren, Joanna, Ryan, Jessica and Jeremy; eight stepgrandchildren;
and two greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and
brother, Ronald James of Olympia, Wash. There will be no visitation. Memorials
may be made to the Franciscan Hospice of Central Illinois or a Hospice
organization of the donor's choice. Arrangements were made by Metzler-Froelich
Memorial Home, Bloomington, Ill. For information, (309) 828-2415.
Dorothy M. Grimm
Memorial services for Dorothy M. Grimm (nee Martin), 88, of Schaumburg,
formerly of Peoria, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Summit View Christian
Church, corner of Illinois and Roselle Rd., Hoffman Estates. Born June
19, 1910, in Woodstock, Ohio, she died Sunday, Aug.16, 1998, at Alexian
Brothers Hospital in Elk Grove Village.Interment will be private. She was
the wife of the late Wilbur; dear mother of Judith (William) Southwick,
Thomas (Michele), Richard (Kathleen) and Nancy (Cecil) Horst; fond sister
of Jeanne (Paul) Hayman; grandmother of seven; and great-grandmother of
one. Arrangements were made by Michael's Funeral Home, Schaumburg. For
information, (847) 891-2900.
Lena M. Hahn
A funeral Mass for Lena M. Hahn, 86, a resident of Wheaton from 1933
to 1995, will be held at10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Michael Church, 315 W.Illinois
St.,Wheaton. Born Dec.26, 1911, in Sparland, Ill., she died Monday, Aug.17,
1998, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Columbia, Tenn. Interment will
be in St. MichaelCemetery. A member of the Catholic Daughters of America
Court #1113 since 1937, she retired Grand Region with active membership
for more than 60 years. She was a member of St. Mark Church for 30 years
and St. Michael Church for 30 years. Mrs. Hahn is survived by her son,
Francis Charles Hahn of Johnson City, Tenn.; three grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; and brother, Joseph Castelli. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Roman N. Hahn. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m.
Friday, at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. (one block
east of Naperville Rd.),Wheaton. For information, (630) 668-0016.
Sara `Sally' Hill
Funeral services for Sara `Sally' Hill, 76, of Geneva, will be held
at 11 a.m.Thursday, at Congregational Church of St. Charles, 214 Walnut
St., St. Charles. Dr. John Rodgers will officiate. Born Nov.3, 1921,
in Peru, Ill., to Herman and Caroline Willmeroth, she died Sunday, Aug.16,
1998, at her home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva. Mrs.
Hill had lived in the Fox Valley area since 1947. A registered nurse,
she was employed for many years by the former Community Hospital in Geneva,
where she was the head of obstetrics.In 1981, she became the office nurse
for the senior Rodney B. Nelson, M.D., in Geneva. Mrs. Hill was also a
50-year member of the Congregational Church of St. Charles. Survivors include
her daughters, Cynthia Hill of Detroit, Mich., Priscilla Hill of Southfield,
Mich., and Anne (Dean Rogers) Hill of Geneva; sister, Mary (Gene) Montgomery
of Pocatello, Idaho; and grandchildren, Caroline, Joan and Kate Orloff,
Joseph and Julia Waldman, and Peter Wolf. She was preceded in death by
her parents; husband, Arthur W. Hill; son, Greg Hill; and brother, Earl
Willmeroth. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Yurs Wittenberg
Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St. (Route 38), Geneva. For those desiring,
memorials may be made to the Pilgrim Park, c/o the Congregational Church
of St.Charles, 214 WalnutSt.,St. Charles, IL 60174. For information, (630)
Services for Max Huber, 72, of Palatine, formerly of the Wheeling area,
will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S. Milwaukee
Ave.(two blocks south of Dundee Rd.),Wheeling. Born April 19, 1926, in
Germany, he died Monday, Aug.17, 1998, at the North Chicago Veterans Administration
Hospital.Burial will be in Veterans Garden of Honor at Memory Gardens Cemetery,
Arlington Heights. A warehouse manager at PPC Industry, he was a member
of Amvets Post #66 and served in the Navy and Coast Guard in World War
II. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Bernice (nee Wojnarowski);
children, Stanley (Karen) of Hoffman Estates, Daniel (Lisa) of Greenville,
N.C., Phillip of Palatine, Veronica Williams of Arlington Heights and Sharon
Huber of Chicago; brother, Martin Huber of Chicago; sister, Wilhelmina
Theis of Chicago; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation
will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers,
donations to the American Cancer Society or The Disabled American Veterans
Association, are appreciated. For information, (847) 537-6600.
Private memorial services for Eleanor Jones, 74, of Batavia, will be
held at Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, Batavia. Born Nov.19, 1923, in Batavia
Township, the daughter of Mildred and Roy Weaver, she died Sunday, Aug.16,
1998, at Provena Mercy Center in Aurora. She was united in marriage to
Lloyd Jones in the family home in Batavia Township. Mrs. Jones received
her bachelor and masters degrees in education from Northern Illinois University
in DeKalb.She taught school in Batavia and West Chicago for many years.
She also had many hobbies including sewing, knitting and crocheting. Besides
her husband, Lloyd, she is survived by her son, Jeff of Batavia; grandchildren,
Jeff, Jennifer, Jessica and Jeremy all of Batavia; sisters, Roberta Poole
of Batavia and Doris (Jack) Christensen of Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; and brother,
Donald (Carlias) Weaver of Batavia. She was preceded in death by her parents.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society, American
Lung Association or the American Heart Association, would be appreciated.
For information, (630) 879-7900.
Adeline K. Kloc
Private funeral services and interment were held for Adeline K. Kloc
(nee Kulas), 76, of Naperville. Born March 25, 1922, in Poland, Mrs.Kloc
died Thursday, Aug.13, 1998, at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Mrs.Kloc
had been a resident of Naperville since 1972, having previously lived in
Palos Heights.She was a graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor
of arts degree and the University of Illinois with a master of arts degree,
and had hours toward her Ph.D. She had been employed as a school teacher
for the Chicago Board of Education for 22 years. Mrs. Kloc was a Navy veteran
of World War II and a member of the American Legion Wave Post #988.Mrs.
Kloc was also a member of the Naperville Woman's Club where she served
as secretary and was chairperson ofthe Ways and Means Committee. She was
a member of Ss.Peter and Paul Catholioc Church and the Retired Teacher's
Association of DuPage. Survivors include her brothers, Mitchell (Emily)
Kulas and Larry (Stephanie) Lysiak both of Chicago; sisters-in-law, Anne
(Stanley) Dzierzak of Crown Point, Ind., Angie (Al) Brzycki of Hoffman
Estates and Casimira (Ray) Lens of Palos Heights; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Kloc in 1973; and parents,
Anthony and Mary Kulas. Memorials in Mrs. Kloc's name may be made to the
charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were made by Beidelman-Kunsch
Funeral Home, Naperville. For information, (630)355-0264.
Helga Anna Krisch
A memorial service for Helga Anna Krisch, 71, of Itasca, formerly of
Chicago, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug.22, at The Oaks Funeral
Home, 1201 E.Irving Park Road, Itasca. Born Oct.28, 1926, in Germany, she
died Sunday, Aug.16, 1998, at home.Burial will be private. Helga truly
enjoyed being with her family and spending time in the outdoors. Surviving
are her husband, Gunter Krisch; son, Jurgen `Jerry' (Iris) Krisch; daughter,
Rita (John) Rotunno; grandchildren, Teresa, Dana, Carolyn and Matthew;
and great-grandchildren, Brianna, Emma and Evan. Memorials may be made
to the American Cancer Society or to Vitas Hospice. For information, (630)
Theresa G. Lenauskas
Funeral services for Theresa G. Lenauskas, 82, a resident of Naperville
since 1979, formerly of Chicago, will begin at 9:15 a.m.at Beidelman-Kunsch
Funeral Home, 117 W. Van Buren Ave., Naperville, and continue with a 9:30
a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 26 N.
Ellsworth, Naperville. Born Dec.18, 1915, in Cherry, Ill., she died Monday,
Aug.17, 1998, at Tabor Hills Healthcare in Naperville.Entombment will be
in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Ill. Mrs.Lenauskas worked for the DuPage
County Health Department for 10 years. She was an avid sports fan and naturalist
who enjoyed gardening, especially flowers. She is survived by her son,
Andrew J. (Maryann) Lenauskas of Downers Grove; one daughter, Esther (Wendall)
Wiserich of Naperville; one brother, Joseph (Bertha) Poliakon of Colorado;
one sister-inlaw, Mary Zavacky of Florida; two nieces; and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Mary (nee Chech)
Poliakow; her husband, Andrew C.Lenauskas, in 1973; three brothers, John,
Michael and Andrew; and five sisters, Mary, Anna Drozdz, Helen Smith, Margaret
Wesolowski and Katherine Porcansky. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.
today, at the funeral home. Masses preferred. For information, (630) 355-0264.
Kenneth Lloyd, 63, of Elgin, died Monday, Aug.17. Arrangements
were made by Madison Funeral Home, Elgin,(847) 741-1128.
Laurice `Larry' Ortman
A memorial service for Laurice `Larry' Ortman, 90, of Arlington Heights,
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at First Presbyterian Church, 302 N.Dunton
Ave., Arlington Heights.The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Deardorf will officiate. Born
May 29, 1908, in Martinton, Ill., he died Sunday, Aug.16, 1998, at The
Fountains of Crystal Lake. Among his special interests, Mr. Ortman was
a member of the King Oscar Masonic Lodge AF & AM, Medinah Shriners.
He is survived by his wife, Vernia, whom he married Sept.19, 1936; daughters,
Sandra Nank of McHenry and Sonja (Fred) Fisher of Miami, Fla.; four grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the
time of services at 11 a.m.Thursday, at the church. Memorials may be made
to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager Ave., Barrington, IL
60010, or to the church. Arrangements were made by Colonial Funeral Home,
Inc., McHenry. For information, (815) 385-0063.
Visitation for Elizabeth Petersen, 31, of Schaumburg, will be held
from 3 to 8:30 p.m. today, with a wake service at 8:30 p.m., at Michaels
Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg. Born June 24, 1967, she
died Monday, Aug.17, 1998. Interment will be in Meadville, Pa. Ms.Petersen
graduated from Harper College with an associate's degree. She was employed
as a house supervisor at the Clearbrook Center for the Developmentally
Disabled. She was the dearest daughter of Ronald and Leonora (nee Hargenrater);
beloved sister of Jennifer (Karl) Sucheki and David (Eva) Petersen; fond
aunt of Sam and Abbie; and dear cousin of many. Memorials may be made to
the Clearbrook Center for the Developmentally Disabled. For information,
James Rasmussen Jr.
Services for James Rasmussen Jr., 71, of Arlington Heights, will be
held at 11 a.m.Thursday, at St.Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive St.,
Arlington Heights. Born July 22, 1927, in New London, Wis.,he died Monday,
Aug.17, 1998, at home. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. He was
a retired district manager for Illinois Bell/Ameritech. A veteran
of the Navy serving during World War II, James was a member of St. Peter
Lutheran Church, St.Peter L.L.L. and the Pioneer's Club. Survivors include
his wife of more than 46 years, Joan S. (nee Buetler); daughters, Pamela
(Richard) Hull of Algonquin and Cathy (Richard) Johnson of Chicago; son,
Gregg Richard Rasmussen of Arlington Heights; granddaughter, Kimberly Johnson;
mother, Celia Rasmussen; sister, Rose (Roy) Johanson; and sister-inlaw,
Marilyn Buetler. He was preceded in death by his father, James J. Rasmussen.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the Glueckert Funral Home,
Ltd.,1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd. (four blocks south of Palatine Rd.),
Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be give
to St. Peter Lutheran Church, Radio Broadcast Fund or the Lutheran Hour.
For information, (847) 253-0168.
Evelyn Plagge Rose
Private services for Evelyn Plagge Rose, 89, of Elgin, will be held
at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St.,Elgin. Born Nov.16, 1908, in Sycamore,
the daughter of Cecil and Ada Hunt Wyman, she died Monday, Aug.17, 1998,
at Sherman Hospital. Mrs.Rose graduated from the Sherman Hospital School
of Nursing in1930.On July 28 of the same year she married Alvin L.Plagge,
and together they owned and operated flower shops and a greenhouse in Elgin.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin, in 1971; two sons,
Richard and John; and a daughter, Laurel. Survivors include her husband,
Erwin Rose, whom she married April 20, 1974; one son, Roger (Eleanor) Plagge
of Elgin; two daughters, Janice (Charles) Stilwell of Seal Beach, Calif.and
Carol Plagge of Elgin; six grandchildren, Mark (Melinda), Michael (Michele),
Eric Plagge, John (Marcie), James (Laura) Stilwell and Dana (Paul) Stilwell
Templin; two great-grandchildren, Ernest and Emily Templin; and one sister,
Lois (Orval) Graening. There will not be a visitation. For information,
Prayers for Anthony Sabaj, 82, of Mount Prospect, will be said at 9:30
am.Thursday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, Inc.,320 W.Central Road at Northwest
Hwy.,Mount Prospect, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St.Emily Church. Born
Jan.4, 1916, in Chicago, he died Monday, Aug.17, 1998, at Holy Family Health
Care Center. Mr. Sabaj was a stationary engineer until his retirement.
He was the husband of the late Helen Sabaj; father of Robert (Barbara)
Sabaj; grandfather of Kim and Anthony (Victoria) Sabaj; and great-grandfather
of Anastasia. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral
home. Memorials may be made to Read to Learn, c/o District 214, Community
Education. For information, (847) 255-7800.
Elmer W. Sander
Services for Elmer W.Sander, 82, a 26-year resident of Morton Grove,
will be held at 11 a.m.Thursday, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home,
2000 E.Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. Born July 24, 1916, in Northfield,
he died Tuesday, Aug.18, 1998, at Rush North Shore Medical Center. Burial
will be in Memory Gardens, Arlington Heights. Mr. Sander retired in 1972
as a worker for Bornhoff Dairy in Northbrook, after 42 years of service.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn (nee Maierhofer); sons, Howard (Joan)
and Roger Sander; granddaughter, Kathleen Sander; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Visitation
will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made
to the American Heart Association, or St. Peter United Church of Christ,
Oakton and Laramie, Skokie, IL 60076. For information, (847) 253-5423.
Wilton Schwartz, 58, of Lombard, died Monday, Aug.17.Arrangements were
made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 629-0094.
James P. Skelton
A memorial Mass for James P. Skelton, 69, of Mount Prospect, will be
held at 11 a.m.Saturday, at St. Raymond Church, Elmhurst Rd. (Route 83)
at Lincoln St.,Mount Prospect. Born Jan.31, 1929, in Savannah, Ill., he
died Saturday, Aug.15, 1998, at Hospice House of Alexian Brothers Medical
Center in Elk Grove Village. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery,
Des Plaines. A retired salesman, he was the husband of Dorothy Skelton
(nee Bors); father of Michael (Irene), Brian (Joyce), James (Nicole), Matthew,
Carole and Jean; grandfather of Claire, Anne, Jack, Ryan and Shayne; and
brother of Robert (Helen) Skelton, Rita and C. Anita Skelton. Memorial
visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.Friday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home,
320 W. Central Rd.at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in Jim's memory.
For information, (847) 255-7800.
Walter E. Smelter
Services and inurnment for Walter E. Smelter, 62, of Spring Grove,
will be held at11 a.m. Friday, at Windridge Memorial Park Chapel, 7014
S.Rawson Bridge Rd.,Cary. Born Jan.27, 1936, in Chicago, he died Saturday,
Aug.15, 1998, at home. A retired AT&T supervisor, he was the husband
of Helen (nee Korick); father of Daniel Smelter, Maria (Brad) Bouchner
and Keli Smelter; brother of the late Dorothy Libro; and grandfather of
Jessie Silber. No Flowers Please. Arrangements were made by Windridge Funeral
Home, Ltd., Cary. For information, call toll free (800) 870-9648.
Louis C. Sorger
Services for Louis C. Sorger, 77, of Mount Prospect, will be held at
11 a.m.Friday,at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W.Central Road, at Northwest
Hwy.,Mount Prospect. Born Aug.10, 1921, in Chicago, he died Monday, Aug.17,
1998, at his home.Burial will be in Memory Gardens. Mr.Sorger was a retired
cement finisher. He was the husband of Helen Sorger (nee Branderslev);
father of James Sorger, Carol Schultz and Judy Marchetti; brother of Mary
Reimann and Anna Nicklas; grandfather of David, Lori, Julie and Rachael;
and great-grandfather of four. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday,
at the funeral home. For information, (847) 255-7800.
Myrtle H. Spaulding
Services for Myrtle H.Spaulding (nee Hasse), 88, of Mount Prospect,
will be held at 10:30 a.m.Saturday, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home,
2000 E.Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. Born Dec.6, 1909, in Chicago,
she died Sunday, Aug.16, 1998, at Colonial Acres Nursing Home in Golden
Valley, Minn.Interment will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines. Mrs.Spaulding
retired after 20+ years as secretary for the public school system of Mount
Prospect. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Spaulding, to whom she
was married for 56 years; mother of Douglas (Patricia) Spaulding of Minneapolis,
Minn.; grandmother of Robert and Stephen Spaulding; aunt of Geraldine Dettman,
Jane LaPorte and Walter Dettman; sister-in-law of Hazel Spaulding; and
sister of thelate Almyra Dettman. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until
the time of services Saturday, at the funeral home. For information, (847)
Terri A. Stusse
Graveside rites for Terri A. Stusse, 44, an 8-year resident of Round
Lake Beach, will be at 11 a.m.Friday, at Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake.
Born Aug.20, 1953, in Waukegan, she passed away Tuesday, Aug.18, 1998,
at Condell Medical Center, Waukegan. She leaves her mother, Bessie (Del)
Thompkins of St.Petersburg, Fla.; father, Richard (Michele) Stusse of Fox
Lake; ex-husband, Allan Ortloff; aunt, Viola (Leonard) Baren of Round Lake
Beach; and uncle, Edward Kramer of Barrington. In lieu of flowers, contributions
in her memory would be appreciated to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements
were made by Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd. For information,
Clarence Taylor, 59, of Elgin, died Tuesday, Aug.18.Arrangements were
made by Madison Funeral Home, Elgin, (847) 741-1128.
Roy Will Sr.
Funeral services for Roy Will Sr.,81, of Elgin, will be held at 11
a.m.Friday, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, 51 Center St.,Elgin.
Born Nov.29, 1916, in Wayne, he died Tuesday, Aug.18, 1998, at Provena
St.Joseph Hospital, Elgin. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin.
Mr.Will was the owner of Elgin Electrical Company, and spent many years
with the ChicagoAurora-Elgin Railroad as a hostler switchman. He is survived
by his wife, Opal Workman; sons, Roy `Rich' (Marlene) of Elgin and David
(Jeannie) of Schaumburg; daughter, Joan (Keith) Williams of Springfield,
Mo.; brother, Robert of Elgin; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral chapel. Memorials
to the family wouldbe appreciated. For information, (847) 742-2100.
Herbert F. Willmann
Services for Herbert F. Willmann, 92, of Little Suamico, Wis.,formerly
a 7-year resident of Friendship Village in Schaumburg and formerly of Chicago
for 80 years, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Thursday, at Countryside Funeral
Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd.(at Barrington Road), Streamwood/Schaumburg.
Born Oct.20, 1905, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Aug.13, 1998, at Woodside
Lutheran Home in Wisconsin.Interment will be in Acacia Park, Chicago. Mr.Willmann
was a Mason for 71 years, and a member of Mayfair Presbyterian Church of
Chicago. He was the husband of 68 years of the late Bernice (nee Cure);
father of Harlan (Shirley) of Mesa, Ariz., Merle (Jean) of Deerfield, Mass.,
Kurt (Laurie) of Little Suamico, Wis.and the late Vernon and Dean (Anne)
of Cincinnati, Ohio; brother of the late Arthur, Frances and Elizabeth;
grandfather of 19; greatgrandfather of 27; and great- greatgrandfather
of one. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Mayfair Presbyterian Church, 4538 W.Ainslie,
Chicago, IL 60630, would be appreciated. For information, (630/847) 289-8054.
Fawzi M. Yahya
Visitation for Fawzi M. Yahya, 66, of Antioch, will be held from 5
to 9 p.m. Thursday, at Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield
Road, Highland Park. Born Oct.22, 1931, the eldest son of Mohamed Yahya,
in Haifa, Palestine, he passed away Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, at his home.He
will be laid to rest Friday at Millburn Cemetery, Millburn, Ill. Mr.Yahya
was the beloved father of Raji, Malak and Steven, and brother of Siham,
Faez, Machboula, Faezi and Waleid Yahya. Family services will be private.
For information, (847) 831-4260.
Jeanne B. Zelsmann
Prayers for Jeanne B. Zelsmann, 76, a 10-year resident of Buffalo Grove,
formerly of Arlington Heights from 1953 to 1988, will be said at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.,1520N.Arlington Heights Rd.(four
blocks south of Palatine Rd.),Arlington Heights. Mass will follow at 9
a.m.at St. James Church, 831 N.Arlington Heights Rd.,Arlington Heights.
Born March 1, 1922, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Aug.16, 1998, at Church
Creek Healthcare Center in Arlington Heights.Interment will be in Memory
Gardens Cemetery. She was a homemaker, long time member of the Arlington
Heights Women's Club and member of the Arlington Heights Elk's Ladies Auxiliary
and from 1960 to the present, Northwest Community Hospital Auxiliary. She
was the wife of the late Edgar T., whom she married Nov. 22, 1941, in Chicago;
dearest mother of Michael (Sandra) Zelsmann of Plano, Texas; dear grandmother
of Michael (Julie) Zelsmann Jr. of Ogden, Utah; and dear great-grandmother
of Willow, Nathan and Miles Zelsmann. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m.
today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Masses or contributions
to the American Cancer Society are appreciated. For information, (847)