In Memoriam Harriet Vesper
Aug.23, 1910 - Oct.20, 1993
Happy Birthday Dearest Harriet
Fond memories glow of a time long ago.
When life was simple and free
But the time just flew and in sweet review
Did you know all you meant to me?
Every year was a plus
That you spent with us
And we cry, for nothing's the same
We had plans and dreams
And its gone, so it seems
So we just brush the leaves
From your name
Loving and missing you oh so much, Paul, Tina, Arlene, Jeanette and
Michael J. Bzdelik
Services for Michael J. Bzdelik will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at
Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 241 E. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale.
Interment will be private.
Mr. Bzdelik was very active in the Bloomingdale Park District and was
a coach for soccer and basketball.
He was the beloved husband of Christine Bzdelik (nee Gluth); loving
father of Adam and Tyler; devoted son of Ruth and the late Joseph Bzdelik
Jr.;and fond brother of Jeffrey (Nina) and Joseph Bzdelik.
He is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at Cypress Funeral Home,
1698 N. Bloomingdale Road, Glendale Heights.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Adam and Tyler's college fund would
For information, (630) 653-7666.
Funeral services for Laura Carlson (nee Brztowski), 84, of Ipava, Ill.,
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at St. Paul United Church of Christ,
144 E. Palatine Road, Palatine. She will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until
the time of services.
Born Sept.30, 1913, in St.Louis, Mo., she died Wednesday, Aug. 19,
1998, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Ill. Burial will be
in Palatine-Southside Cemetery.
Mrs. Carlson was a homemaker and a member of the United Presbyterian
Church of Ipava.
Survivors include her son, Carl Carlson Jr.of Ipava; two granddaughters;
brothers, Henry, George, Lambert, Robert, Jerry and Eddie Brztowski, all
of Palatine; and two sisters, Wanda Bruns of Palatine and Millie Hullett
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister; and one brother.
Memorials may be made to Ipava United Presbyterian Church, 190 E. Main
St., Ipava, IL 61441.
For information, (847) 358-7411.
Blanche V. Curran
Graveside services for Blanche V. Curran (nee Turner), 88, of Algonquin,
will be held Monday, at St.
Johns Cemetery in Fox River Grove.
Born in Chicago, she died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, at Sherman West
Mrs.Curran was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.
She was the wife of the late Henry J. Curranand mother of Charles Curran
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral
Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Algonquin.
Memorials may be made to the Provena St. Joseph Hospital Oncology Department.
For information, (847) 658-4232.
Michael T. DeFazio
Funeral services for Michael T. DeFazio, 67, of Arlington Heights,
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
Born Aug.21, 1931, in Duluth, Minn., he died Saturday, Aug.22, 1998,
at his home. Burial will be private.
Mr. DeFazio was an agent for eight years and a manager for more than
30 years for State Farm Insurance.
While attending IIT in Chicago, Mr. DeFazio was a member of Alpha Sigma
Phi fraternity. He was also a member of the Arlington Heights Historical
Society and American Legion Merle Guild Post #208 of Arlington Heights.
He was formerly an electrical engineer.
Survivors include his wife of more than 39 years, Dolores A. (nee Lindquist);
children, Debra (Richard) Vojtsek, Michael `Mitch' and Christine (Patrick)
Bowden; his grandchildren, Samantha, Jake, Jessica, Kimberly, Danielle
and Kellie; sister, Sophie Olson; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Dorothy Snyder.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Lutheran
Church of the Good Shepherd, 1111 N.Elmhurst Road, Prospect Heights, IL
For information, (847) 253-0168.
David W. Dehmlow
Funeral services for David W. Dehmlow, 69, of Carpentersville, will
be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at First United Methodist Church, West Dundee.
Rev. Gary Waters will officiate.
Born June 8, 1929, the son of William and Esther Schuette Dehmlow,
he died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.
Burial will be in Dundee Township East Cemetery, East Dundee.
A lifelong resident of the area, he was a 1946 graduate of Dundee High
School. While growing up, he worked from age 10 as a farm hand on many
farms in the area. He was an Air Force veteran serving in England. He was
a member of First United Methodist Church of West Dundee and a chior member
of more than 25 years.
Mr.Dehmlow was an avid gardner, fisherman and sports enthusiast.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Jean Johnson Dehmlow, whom
he married on June 11, 1955; sons, Bruce of East Dundee, Mark (Lynette)
of Independence, Wis.and Craig (Jennifer) of Huntley; grandchildren, Rebecca,
Ally, Taylor, Brett and Jason; brothers, Louis (Dorothy) of Fort Wayne,
Ind., Marvin (Margie) of West Dundee and Glenn (Liz) of Algonquin; and
many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Judy A. Hamilton
of Dec.31, 1989.
Visitation will be from 1 to 7 p.m. today, at Miller Funeral Home,
504 W. Main St., West Dundee and from 10 a.m. until the time of services
Monday, at the church.
Please omit flowers.
Memorials may be made either to the First United Methodist Church,
the Carpentersville Paramedics or the St. Joseph Hospital Regional Hospital
Cancer Care Center.
For information, (847) 426-3436.
Services for Nate DiFatta, 92, of Palatine, will begin with prayers
at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Highway,
Palatine, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church,
467 N. Benton, Palatine.
Born Dec.2, 1905, in Brooklyn, N.Y., he died Thursday, Aug.20, 1998,
at his home. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Mr. DiFatta was retired from the Secretary of State's office and was
also a past trustee of the Palatine Rural Fire District.
He was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine DiFatta; loving father
of Francis (Karen) DiFatta of California, John DiFatta of Mundelein, Robert
(Eleanor) DiFatta of Omaha, Neb., and Edward DiFatta of Lake Villa; devoted
grandfather of Christine (Pat) Tierney, Jarrett (Sandy) DiFatta, Robert
DiFatta, and Tanya (Wayne) Dale; great-grandfather of Brian Patrick Tierney;
dear brother of Rose (John) Nardi and Mary Peoppel; and caring uncle of
many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 359-8020.
Services for Diamante DiGirolamo, 99, of Hoffman Estates, formerly
of Chicago, will begin with prayers at 9:15 a.m. Monday, at Countryside
Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/
Schaumburg, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Marcelline Church.
Born March 26, 1899, in Italy, he died Thursday, Aug.20, 1998, at Alden
Poplar Creek Nursing Home. Burial will be in Maryhill Cemetery, Niles.
Mr. DiGirolamo had been a carpenter by trade.
He was the beloved husband of the late Mary DiGirolamo (neeCiota);
loving father of Edwin (Elaine) DiGirolamo of Schaumburg, Robert (Nancy)
DiGirolamo of Palatine and Beatrice DiGirolamo of Itasca; devoted grandfather
of Susan (Chris), Laurie (Steven), Edward (Sherry), Daniel (Terry), Timothy
(Chris) and Phillip; great-grandfather of 11; and dear uncle of many nieces
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Please omit flowers.
For information, (630/847) 289-8054.
Mary Jeanette Dombrowski
Mass of the Resurrection for Mary Jeanette Dombrowski, 84, a longtime
resident of Round Lake Beach, will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Round Lake.
Born in Chicago on Dec. 10, 1913, she passed away Thursday, Aug. 10,
1998, at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville. Interment will be in Memory
Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.
She leaves her husband, Chester; sons, Chester J. (Billie) and Ronald
R. (Terri) Dombrowski; grandchildren, Debra (Joseph) Helmberger, Dana Dombrowski,
Gregory (Ana) Dombrowski, Jeffrey (Jane) Dombrowski, Jenny Dombrowski and
Kimberly Dombrowski; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Friends ofthe family may visit from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at Strang Funeral
Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.
For information, (847) 223-8122.
Willis W. Helfrich
Memorial services for Willis W. Helfrich, 92, of The Holmstad in Batavia,
formerly of Chicago, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at The Holmstad's
Park Manor Garden Terrace Room, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway at Route 31, Batavia.
Born April 7, 1906, in Chicago, to Charles K.and Margaret B. (nee Hartman)
Helfrich, he passed away Sunday, July 19, 1998, at Michealsen Health Center
in Batavia, of complications resulting from a stroke suffered on July 5.
Mr. Helfrich had worked as a lawyer for the Chicago Transit Authority
and was a member of North Park Covenant Church in Chicago.He was active
in Scouting for more than 50 years and was also a Shriner of the Medinah
Temple in Chicago, where he was a member of the Chanters.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Laura Reynolds Helfrich,
whom he married Nov.23, 1939, in Chicago; children, Mary Helfrich of Chicago,
Susan (Glenn) Ferrell of Glen Ellyn and Carl (Karen) Helfrich of St. Louis,
Mo.; grandchildren, Brian Ferrell, Gregory Ferrell and Kirk Helfrich; and
brother, Charles Helfrick of Barrington.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers,
Murph and Francis Helfrick.
Contributions in his memory may be made to North Park Covenant Church,
5250 N. Christiana Ave., Chicago, IL 60625.
Arrangements were made by Yurs Peterson Funeral Home, Batavia.
For information, (630) 879-7900.
Bernice V. Popp Landmeier
Private funeral services for Bernice V. Popp Landmeier, 87, of Elgin,
will be held at 7 p.m. today, at Fredrick Funeral Home, 284 Park St., Hampshire.The
Rev. Harry Eckstam will officiate.
Born June 20, 1911, in Palatine, the daughter of August and Elizabeth
(nee Keisler) Bruns, she died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, at Manor Care Health
Services in Elgin. Private graveside services will be held in Randhill
Park Cemetery, Palatine.
Bernice had lived for many years in the Palatine area and had been
employed by the Palatine School District. She also had been previously
employed as a telephone operator for Illinois Bell.
Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Kay Popp of Summerland, Calif.;
four sisters, Adeline Underwood of Lake Villa, Verdell Gritmacker of Hampshire,
Lucille Peterson of Crystal Lake and Mildred Wagner of Rockford; a brother,
LeRoy (Elsie) Bruns of Wisconsin; dear friends, Lynn and Betty Landmeier
and David and Jane Landmeier, all of Plato Center, and Lois Malone of Mount
Prospect; and many nieces and nephews.
She was married in 1930 to Herman Popp, who passed away in 1967.
Her second husband, Franklin Landmeier, passed away in 1988.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Country Evangelical Covenant Church in
For information, (847) 683-2711.
Wilbur C. Latimer
Funeral services for Wilbur C. Latimer, 82, of Elgin, will be held
at 11:30 a.m. Monday, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
The Rev. Curt Gerald and the Rev. Mark Lund will officiate.
Born April 9, 1916, in Chicago, the son of Alonzo and Edith (nee Gustafson)
Latimer, he died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital.
Burial will be in Windridge Cemetery, Cary.
An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Latimer was a member of Holy Trinity
Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 276, Cary. Formerly, he was the
treasurer and a member of Advent Lutheran Church of Chicago.
Survivors include his wife, Elmira (nee Buehler), whom he married June
12, 1937, at Advent Lutheran Church; one son, Thomas W. (Sally) Latimer
of Henderson, Tenn.; one daughter, Linda (Albert) Young of Cary; one grandson,
Michael (Mindy) Latimer of Woodridge; four granddaughters, Barbara J. (Michael)
La Fauce of Romeoville, Carol (Bob) Worley of Darien, Nancy Young of Fullerton,
Calif. and Diana Young of Garden Grove, Calif.; two greatgrandchildren,
Amy and Bryan La Fauce; one brother, Clifford Latimer of Woodridge; and
one sister, Dorothy Trelatsky of Carpeneria, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. today, at O'Connor and Homeier
Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin, and from 10:30 a.m. until the time
of services at 11:30 a.m. Monday, at the church.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 357 Division
St., Elgin, IL 60120.
For information, (847) 741-1400.
Esther A. McMahon
Services for Esther A. McMahon, 88, of Newport Richey, Fla., formerly
of Chicago, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Drake and Son Funeral Home,
625 Busse Hwy., Park Ridge.
Born June 4, 1910, she died Thursday, Aug.20, 1998. Interment
will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery.
She was the wife of the late John; mother of John of Hoffman Estates
and Ann (Steward) Alderson; grandmother of 10; and great-grandmother of
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 698-3368.
Eleanore M. Merritt
Services for Eleanore M. Merritt (nee Pantle), 88, of Lake Zurich,
will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 415 S.Buesching
Road, Lake Zurich.
Born Nov.2, 1909, in Northbrook, she died Thursday, Aug.20, 1998, at
Lexington Health Care Center in Lake Zurich. Interment will be private.
She was the mother of Carole (Peter) Snelten, Judi (the late William)
McNeil, Joyce (Alan) Werhane and Elizabeth (Sanford) Kaye; sister of Arthur
Pantle, Florence Swiderek, Irma Cordello, and the late Charles Pantle,
Josephine Kossow, Rose Kossow and Amanda Pantle; grandmother of Peter III,
Jeffrey, Scott, Mark and Andrew Snelten, Sharon Lins, Pamela, David and
Steven McNeil, Kimberlee Nemeth, Kelly Toscano, Jamie Childs, Jodi Rehberg,
Matthew Werhane, Jennifer Ghastin, Karrey Dominick, and Marc and Renee
Kaye; great-grandmother of 30; and great-great-grandmother of two.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of services at 8 p.m.
Monday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410
S. Haeger Ave., Barrington, IL 60010.
For information, (847) 540-8871.
Berenice Johannesen Miller
Berenice Johannesen Miller is probably best remembered as the `First
Lady' of Northwestern University for 25 years, during the time her husband,
J. Roscoe Miller, was president and then chancellor of the University.
Often described as modest and shy, she was a gracious and skillful
hostess who opened the Miller home to students, faculty, alumni, trustees
and visiting celebrities. Her hospitality was widely acclaimed, andshe
was recognized as the finest representative and good-will ambassador.
She took satisfaction and pride in her partnership role with her husband
in shaping the development of the University.
Mrs. Miller received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, conferred by
the Northwestern University's Board of Trustees, in June 1974.The citation
at that time read: `For 25 years she has been the `First Lady' of the University
- the kind, wise, steadfast partner in Chancellor Miller's work.
Our thanks to her must be inadequate, but we take special joy in presenting
this modestand loyal Northwesterner a token of our affectionate gratitude.'
In 1969, Mrs. Miller was made an honorary life member of the Northwestern
University Alumni Association.In 1971, she received an Alumni Service Award
`in recognition of loyal service to the Alumni Association for the welfare
and fulfillment of the ideals of the University.' Mrs. Miller spent her
early years in Idaho Falls, Idaho and attended the University of Utah,
where she met her future husband.She graduated in 1927, with a major in
French and a minor in political science. She and Roscoe Miller were married
in 1928, and she came with him to Chicago, where he was a third year medical
student.He joined the Northwestern Medical School faculty in 1933, and
was named Dean of the Medical School in 1941.The greater part of Mrs.Miller's
life was spent at Northwestern University, and all three of her children-Roxelyn,
Jacquelyn and the late Randall- are Northwestern graduates. She took
great pride in the fact that her immediate family held eleven degrees from
the University. She is also survived by her brother, John Johannesen.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept.10, at Alice
Millar Chapel, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northwestern University,
2020 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60208.
Arrangements were made by Stirlen-Pieper & Davenport Funeral Home,
For information, (847) 381-3411.
Jeffrey T. Murphy
Services for Jeffrey T.Murphy, 54, of Roselle, will be held at 8:30
Tuesday, at Martin Funeral Home, 333 S. Roselle Rd., Roselle.
Born Feb.18, 1944, in Oak Park, he died Friday, Aug.21, 1998, in Roselle.
Interment will be private.
He was the husband of the late Patricia (nee Anderson); father of Brett,
Kristopher and Shannon; and brother of Holly (Ken) Tekiela.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of services Tuesday,
at the funeral home.
Please omit flowers.
For information, (630) 529-5751.
Wayne William Neubecker
A memorial service for Wayne William Neubecker of Desert Hot Springs,
Calif., will be held at 11 a.m.
Monday, at the Community Church of Rolling Meadows.
Born July 13, 1958, to William and Bernice Neubecker of Rolling Meadows,
he died Tuesday, Aug.18, 1998, at home. Burial will be private.
Mr. Neubecker had been an electronic technician for Compact Radio and
Telephone. He was married to Patricia Knollmueller on Feb.20, 1982,
He is survived by his wife, Pat Neubecker; mother, Bernice Neubecker
of Rolling Meadows; and sister, Terry Schoenherr of Rockford.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the Community
Church of Rolling Meadows.
For information, please call the church, (847) 255-5510.
William J. Noe Sr.
Prayers for William J. Noe Sr., 74, of South Elgin, will be held at
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin, followed
by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Laurence Catholic Church.
Born Feb.19, 1924, in West Allis, Wis., the son of Raymond and Florence
Noe, he died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at Sherman Hospital. Burial will be
in South Elgin Cemetery.
Mr. Noe was a resident of South Elgin for the past 26 years,having
previously lived in Center Moriches, N.Y. for many years. He had
been employed by Brookhaven National Laboratory and then Fermilab before
retiring. Mr. Noe was a former trustee for the Village of South Elgin and
a formermember of the South Elgin Village Plan Commission. He was
a member of St. Laurence Catholic Church, the Knights ofColumbus, member
and past president of the South Elgin Lions Club, and longtime building
manager and bingo chairman.
Survivors include his wife, Jean; daughter, Catherine (William) Illyes
of Elgin; three sons, Robert (Eileen) Noe of South Elgin, William J. Noe
Jr.of North Aurora and John (Patricia) Noe of Montgomery, Ill.;a daughter-in-law,
Donna Noe of North Aurora; six grandchildren, Christopher, Jessica, Elizabeth,
Kristen and Keven Noe and Sarah Illyes; four sisters, Geraldine (Donald)
Booth of Beaver Dam, Wis., Lenore Borchardt of Fennimore, Wis., Lois Kunert
of Watertown, Wis.and Dolores Ninmann of North Freedom, Wis.; and two brothers,
Raymond and Paul Noe of Reeseville, Wis.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joseph.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the South Elgin Lions
Club or St. Laurence Catholic Church Renovation Fund.
For information, (847) 741-8800.
Hazel M. Ritchie
A memorial service for Hazel M. Ritchie, 94, a resident of Wheaton,
will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton,
715 Carlton Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187.
Born Feb.13, 1904, in Newark, N.J., she died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998,
at Community Healthcare in Naperville.
Interment will be private in Wheaton Cemetery.
Mrs. Ritchie was actively involved in the Presbyterian Women's Association
at the First Presbyterian Church in Wheaton for 25 years.
She is survived by her son, Ernest W. (Jeannette) Ritchie Jr.; four
grandchildren, Gregory Ritchie, Glen (Carol) Ritchie, Debbie (Doug) Pollex
and David (Laura) Ritchie; and three great-grandchildren, Jake and Sarah
Pollex, and Amanda Ritchie.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. Ritchie Sr.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Hultgren Funeral Home,
304 N. Main St., Wheaton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Presbyterian Women's
Association, First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton (the address is listed
For information, (630) 668-0027.
Fredrick T. Roberts
Services for Fredrick T. Roberts, 77, of Palatine, will be held at
6 p.m. today, at Smith Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine.
Born Oct. 21, 1920, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Aug.20, 1998. Interment
will be private.
He was the husband of Rosemary (nee Cardwell); father of Patrick, Raymond,
Jeffrey (Karen), Timothy (Heather), Barbara (Ken) Otto, Dawn McElroy, Mickey
(Marc) Majus and the late Roberta Cutchin; grandfather of Anthony, Renee,
Michael, Adam, Trevor, Danielle, Kyle, Nicole (Daniel), Andrew, Nathan
and Crystal; great-grandfather of Daniel; and uncle of many nieces and
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of services today, at
the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Children's Memorial Hospital Cancer Unit,
2300 Children's Plaza, Chicago, IL 60614.
For information, (847) 359-8020.
Sally Shanahan (nee Jasinski), 83, of Wheaton, died Friday, Aug. 21.
Arrangements were made by Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, Wheaton, (630) 668-0016.
Louis F. Shively
Services for Louis F. Shively, 73, of Palatine, will begin with prayers
at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, Ltd., 201 N.
Northwest Highway, Palatine, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m. at St.
Thomas of Villanova Catholic Church, Anderson and Williams Drives,
Born Feb.6, 1925, in Elwood, Ind., he died Thursday, Aug.20, 1998,
at his home. Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
Mr. Shively was retired from Equitable Life Insurance Company.
He was a member of St. Thomas Villanova Catholic Church and of the Knights
of Columbus Holy Ghost Council #4977.
Survivors include his son, Louis F. Shively Jr. of Palatine; daughters,
Madolyn (Ted) Lottman of Michigan, Dr. Marie Shively of California, and
Virginia Shively Lees of Arizona; brother, Medford Shively of Kansas; and
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Shively.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 358-7411.
William J. Sill, 73, of Addison, died Thursday, Aug.20. Arrangements
were made by Humes Funeral Home, Addison, (630) 628-8808.
Jerry C. Slipper
Services for Jerry C. Slipper, 65, of Barrington, will be held at 2
p.m. today, at Stirlen Pieper & Davenport Funeral Home, 149 W. Main
St. (LakeCook Road), Barrington. The Rev. Robert Clausen will officiate.
Born Dec.17, 1932, in Milwaukee, Wis., he passed away Thursday, Aug.
20, 1998, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Burial will be in Wisconsin
Memorial Cemetery, Brookfield, Wis.
Mr. Slipper graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree
in civil engineering and was employed as a civil engineer for Amoco Chemicals
for 33 years, retiring in 1990. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers.His
hobbies included carpentry, gardening and playing golf.
Survivors include his wife, Carol (nee Hirschel), whom he married Sept.10,
1960, in Milwaukee; children, Jill (Eric) Scholtz of Eden Prairie, Minn.,
and Jay (Kathryn) Slipper of Brookfield, Wis.;grandchildren, Samantha and
Jason Scholtz; sister, Joan (Robert) Kesterson of McFarland, Wis.; and
nephews, Tom and Kevin Kesterson of McFarland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilmer and Erna (nee Kriplin)
Visitation will be from noon until the time of services today, at the
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 625 North Court,
Suite #280, Palatine, IL 60067-8162.
For information, (847) 381-3411.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Edward Szustowski, `The Polish Prince,'
65, a resident ofPlainfield for the past two years, will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 129 S.Division
Born Jan. 2, 1933, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, at
Rush Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora. Interment will be in Resurrection
Mr. Szustowski was born in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Chicago's
South Side and graduated from Gage Park High School in Chicago. A veteran,
he served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was wounded in ground
combat in the early stages of the North Korean invasion of South Korea.
Szustowski continued to have a lifelong passion for aviation and was
a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association. He was also a member
of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Before his retirement in 1995,
he had been employed as a construction site inspector for H.P.D. Inc.
(now U.S. Filter Inc.).
Survivors include his children, Paul Szustowski of Plainfield and Diana
Szustowski of Chicago; sister, Jean Nirtaut of Chicago; and several nieces
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna Szustowski;
brothers, William and Joseph Jr. Szustowski; and sister, Stephany.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, at Bolingbrook-McCauley
Funeral Chapel & Cremation Service, 530 W. Houghton Road, Bolingbrook,
and from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Szustowski's name may be made
to the American Cancer Society, Plainfield-Wheatland Township Unit, P.O.
Box 375, Plainfield, IL 60544.
Arrangements were made by Overman-Jones Funeral Home, Plainfield.
For information, (630) 355-0213.
Thomas Miller Turner
Services for Thomas Miller Turner, 60, of Schaumburg, will begin with
prayers at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadow
Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/Schaumburg, and continue with Mass
at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Schaumburg.
Born Sept. 29, 1937, in Berwyn, he died Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, at
home. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington.
Mr. Turner had been a resident of Schaumburg for 33 years. A
veteran, he was a Navy Seal and served during the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Elizabeth Turner (nee Obert);
children, Thomas Scott (Brenda) Turner of Noblesville, Ind., Carrie Colleen
(William) Janson of Mason, Mich., and Holly Cathleen Turner of Kalamazoo,
Mich.; granddaughter, McKenna Amber; mother, Ellen M. Sickmeier of Cincinnati,
Ohio; brother, Guilford Shaw (Diane) Turner III; sister, Julie Michael;
stepbrothers, Peter (the late Diane) Tennant and Geoffrey (Alice) Tennant;
stepmother, Ann L. Turner; and many, many dear nieces, nephews, other relatives,
and friends. He is also survived by his dog, Heidi.
He was preceded in death by his father, Guilford Shaw Turner Jr.
What Tom loved most in life was his family, his friends, his dog and
life itself. He lived each day to the fullest. He coached children in ice
hockey, SAA girls soccer and horseback riding. His interests were endless:
He was a biker (dirt and street), pilot, boater, `lunker-lover' (from bait
fish to tiger sharks), treasure hunter, scuba diver, game hunter, car enthusiast,
and lover of camping and the outdoors. He was also an accomplished bluegrass
musician who played the banjo, mandolin and other instruments in his band
`The Rusty Rail.' He also played his banjo at the 9 a.m. Mass
at St. Matthews and at the Church of the Holy Spirit for many years. He
was also a crusader of seemingly hopeless causes. He fought long
and hard against the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin
for the release of his orphaned Rocky Raccoon and beat the system, winning
Rocky's release. He recently fought to preserve the old cemetery
by the pumphouse on Cedarcrest Drive in Schaumburg that the Village wanted
to sell as a home site.
Tom would have given a stranger the shirt off his back. He was an indiscriminate,
all - around loving guy - a friend to everybody. If one were to look up
the phrase `Good Samaritan,' Tom Turner's picture would be in its place.He
adored his wife and children, and through that love and the gifts he gave
to everyone, Tom will live on forever.
`We'll miss you Dad, Tommy T., Mr. T., and you will always remain in
out hearts and lives.' Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the
Joan P. Wilk
Prayers for Joan P. Wilk, 80, of Prospect Heights, will be said at
9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect,
followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Emily Church.
Born March 5, 1918, in Chicago, she died Saturday, Aug.22, 1998, at
her home. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Mrs. Wilk was a secretary in the Civil Service with the Navy for 15
years, retiring in 1980. Prior to that, she was in the Navy for 20 years
before retiring in 1963 as a chief petty officer.
She was the sister of the late Paul and Casimir Wilk; sister-in-law
of Jean Wilk of Mount Prospect; aunt of Kerry (David) Penn, Linda (Fred)
Blank, Julie (Joel) Cooley, Celia Wilk, Darrell (Barbara), Kevin (Jennifer)
and Leon Wilk; and great-aunt of 25 nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 394-2336.