Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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In Memory of Mary `T' Terracina
We celebrate your birthday
You would have been 92
At times we yearn for the youth we once had
When troubles were few And our hearts were glad.
Then comes loneliness, an emptiness,
That dwells within the heart,
It comes to everyone sometime,
When loved ones are apart.
We turn our thoughts to you
The one that always cared,
For a moment the loneliness is gone
And our thoughts of you see us through.
A kind of warmth comforts us,
On this lonely sort of day,
And we bow our hears and pray.
So on a day like this when we are feeling kinda low,
We think of how you were our guide,
Brightening our darkest moments,
Being at our side.
We miss you Love Always, Ann Marie and Richie

Esther R. Adams
Services for Esther R. Adams (nee Johnson), 72, of Ingleside, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Windridge Funeral Home, 104 High Rd., Cary.
Born Sept.7, 1925, in Toronto, Canada, she died Friday, Aug.21, 1998, at Northern Illinois Medical Center. Interment will be in Windridge Cemetery.
She was the wife of the late John R. Adams; mother of the late Diana and Nancy (Jim) Williamson of Bolingbrook, Gail (Rick) Crane of Chicago, Brian (Robin) Adams of Ingleside, Laurel (late Ronald) Hamilton of Ingleside and Aileen (Carl) Floyd of Virginia Beach, Va.;grandmother of Dawn, Sheila, Eric, Angel, Ricki, Jon, John, Adam, Olivia, Sean and Geoffrey; and great-grandmother of Christopher, Rachel, Allison, Trevor, Dylan, Ashley, Samantha, Christopher and Samantha.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Save-A-Pet.
For information, (847) 639-2191.

Arleen M. Anderson
Services for Arleen M. Anderson (nee Sanner), 76, of Mount Prospect, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Mount Prospect Bible Church, 505 W.Golf Road, Mount Prospect.
Born July 16, 1922, in Maynard, Minn., she died Sunday, Aug.23, 1998, at home. Burial will be private.
Mrs.Anderson was a homemaker and amember of Mount Prospect Bible Church.
Survivors include her husband, Bert Anderson; sons, Robert (Cathryne) Anderson of Grayslake and Richard (Jean) Anderson of Arlington Heights; and grandchildren, Matthew, Bjorn, Nils, Stefanand Katie.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Mount Prospect Bible Church Youth Program.
Arrangements were made by Christian Undertakers, Chicago.
For information, (800) 910-6000.

Clarence M. Binder
A Requiem Mass for Clarence M. Binder, 74, of Mount Prospect, will be held at 10 a.m. 
Thursday, at St.John Episcopal Church, 200 N.Main St., Mount Prospect.
Born Feb.1, 1924, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Aug.23, 1998, at home.
Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
A retired advertising art director/ graphic designer, Clarence was an Army veteran of World War II in the 106th Infantry.He served in the Battle of the Bulge and was an ex-POW.
He was an avid golfer and an active member of VFW Post #1331.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Binder (nee Zimmerman); children, Richard and Steven (Toni) Binder and Nancy Ranck, Barbara (Michael) Gannon and Janet (Robert) Bethany; grandchildren, David and Brittany Gannon, Courtney Binder and Kenneth Bethany; and sisters, Shirley Gebbia and Jean (Anton) Steiner.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles O. Binder.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd.at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect and from 9 a.m. until the time of services Thursday, at the church.
Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice or American Cancer Society.
For information, (847) 255-7800.

Jose Oscar Cepeda
A funeral Mass for Jose Oscar Cepeda, 18, of Elgin, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Elgin. Rev. Fr. Michael Morrissey will officiate.
Born Feb. 21, 1980, to Jose Angel Cepeda and Stella Moreno, he died Monday, Aug.24, 1998, at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
He attended Elgin High School where he was active in many sports.
He is survived by his parents; four brothers; three sisters; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, at O'Connor and Homeier Funeral Home, Elgin.
Memorials may be made to Herlinda Moreno, 179 Stonehurst Dr., Elgin, IL 60120.
For information, (847) 741-1400.

Stephen J. Dauksavage
A funeral Mass for Stephen J. Dauksvage, 93, of Phelps.Wis., formerly of Elgin, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at St.Mary's Catholic Church of Elgin.
Born in 1905, in Grafton, N.D., the son of John and Josephine Dauksavage, he died Sunday, Aug.23, 1998, in Phelps, Wis. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
He was a farmer.He moved to Elgin in 1943. After retiring, he moved to Michigan. He was a retired construction worker.
Survivors include his children, Donald of San Diego, Calif., Genievive (Donald) McBride Schultz of Rockford, Hildie Carney of Washington, D.C. and Arnold (Irina) Dauksavage of Elgin; brother, Kasmer of Phelps, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; and 21 greatgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters; and his parents.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin.
For information, (847) 741-1128.

Dennis L. Day
Graveside services for Dennis L. Day, 55, a longtime resident of West Chicago, will be held at 11 a.m. 
Wednesday, at Oakwood Cemetery, West Chicago. The Rev. Michael Trench will officiate.
Born Feb. 3, 1943, in St. Charles, he passed away Tuesday, Aug.18, 1998, at his home.
Mr. Day dealt in antique collecting.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Day of West Chicago; and was preceded in death by his father, Armel Day.
Arrangements were made by Norris-Walen Funeral Home, West Chicago.
For information, (630) 231-0060.

Ethel E. Dombkoski
A Mass of the Resurrection for Ethel E. Dombkoski, 87, a resident of Round Lake Beach since 1956, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today, at St.
Gilbert Catholic Church, Grayslake.
Born June 4, 1911, in Topeka, Kansas, she died Sunday, Aug.23, 1998, at the Winchester House in Libertyville. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
She leaves her children, Bob Matthews of Bristol, Wis., Patricia (Joe) Angelos of Waukegan, Harold (Connie) Matthews of Waukegan, Mary (Ray) Staral of Round Lake Beach and Diana (Dennis) Staral of LakeVilla; 20 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death in her parents, Joseph and Catherine Shifilbein; two sisters; son, Earl Wett in 1995; and her beloved husband, Edmond on April 1, 1968.
Friends of the family may visit from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass today, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake.
Memorials may be given to the church in the form of Masses, in her memory.
For information, (847) 223-8122.

Judith Ann Fell
Prayers for Judith Ann Fell (nee Weideman), 58, a 24-year resident of Elk Grove Village, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S.Arlington Heights Rd. (three blocks south of Biesterfield Rd.), Elk Grove Village.Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Queen of the Rosary Church.
Born in Lynn, Mass., she died Saturday, Aug.22, 1998, at home surrounded by her family. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, 610 S. Dundee Ave., Barrington.
She was a 22-year employee of Sears Roebuck Inc., in the Chicagoland credit department.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Lucien Fell; children, Joseph J. (Julie), Jodie M. (Thomas) Barbera and Julianne (Steve) Chelios; mother, Leola Weideman of Lynn, Mass.; sister, Jayne (Joseph) Iarrobino of Andover, Mass.;and grandchildren, Joseph J. and Christopher P. Fell and Carlin Judith Barbera.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Weideman.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
For information, (847)640-0566.

William Glick
A memorial service for William Glick, 76, a resident of Grayslake for the last 35 years, was held Monday, at Gurnee/ Salata Funeral Home, Gurnee.
Rabbi Fertig officiated.
Born Nov. 27, 1921, inPittsburgh, Pa., Mr. Glick died Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at the North Chicago Veterans Hospital.
An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Glick retired in 1996 from Shepard Chevrolet in Lake Bluff, after many years of service. He was a very loving, caring and giving husband, father and friend.
He leaves his faithful wife of 40 years, Doris (nee Schuster); daughter, Jebbie Glick of Park City; grandson, Leif Sorenson; three brothers; one sister; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and dear friends.
For information, (847) 244-1155.

JoAnne Suzette Haggard
Memorial services for JoAnne Suzette Haggard, will be held at 7 p.m. today, at St.Luke Church, 410 S.
Rush St., Itasca.
Interment will be private.
She was the loving daughter of Mary Belle (nee Reige) and the late William Ellis Smith; dear mother of Amy Jo and Danny Lee; dear grandmother of Rebekah Lee and Joshua David; fond sister of Harlean Jean Montoya and Kristine Ina Sowa; and niece of Samuel P.Reige and Betty Lou Musgrove. She is also survived by Paul Marc Musgrove.
Arrangements were made by Abbey Harbor Funeral Service, Itasca.
For information, (630) 773-8433.

Mongkhol Khousakoun, 75, of Elgin, died Sunday, Aug.23. Arrangements were made by Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, (847) 741-8800.

Frieda M. McKnight (nee Bauer), 90, of Villa Park, died Friday, Aug. 21. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161.

Joanne E. McSweeney
A Mass of Christian Burial for Joanne E. McSweeney, 68, of Spring Green, Wis., formerly of Chicago, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. John's Catholic Church, Spring Green, Wis. Fr. Kenneth Klubertanz will officiate.
A memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at St.Theresa Catholic Church, Palatine.
Born May 22, 1930, in Chicago, the daughter of Alfred and Betty (nee Klingleschmidt) Cole, she died unexpectedly Saturday, Aug.22, 1998, at a Madison hospital.
She was married on June 3, 1950, to Gene McSweeney.Joanne was a member of St.John's Catholic Church in Spring Green.
Survivors include her husband, Gene McSweeney; daughters, Nancy (Dave) Hardyns and Beth (Gordon) Zdeblick; sons, Mike (Xinxia) McSweeney, Dan McSweeney and Paul (Lynnae) McSweeney; grandchildren, Christie (Chad), Brian, Kevin, Barrett, Bridgett, Brittany, Kelly, Lauren and Emily; great-grandchildren, Paige, Ryan and Megan; and brother, Jack (Val) Cole.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Raymond Cole.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home, Spring Green and from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass Wednesday, at St. John's Church.
For information, (608) 588-2181.

Robert W. Miller, 80, formerly of Lombard, died Saturday, Aug. 22. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161.

Mary Ann Nekola
A memorial Mass for Mary Ann Nekola (nee Lempicki), 57, of Grayslake, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. 
Wednesday, at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.
Born June 17, 1941, in Chicago, she passed away Sunday, Aug.23, 1998, at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.
Interment will be private.
Formerly of Antioch, Mrs. Nekola had made her home in Grayslake for the past nine years and attended St. Gilbert Catholic Church.She had owned and operated Watercolors Frozen Fish Products, Inc., for the past five years.
She leaves her husband, David Nekola, to whom she was married June 14, 1985, in Waukegan; daughter, Robin Eichler of Grayslake; sons, Scott (Nellie) Eichler of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, Peter Eichler of Grayslake, Michael Nekola of California and Mark Nekola of Sonoma, California; loving grandchildren, Devin and Anthony Eichler; parents, Victor and Helen Krawczyk of Waupaca, Wis; three brothers; one sister; and many nieces, nephews and godchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Lempicki.
Memorials may be given in her name to the American Cancer Society/Breast Cancer Research, 777 Central Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035.
Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., Grayslake.
For information, (847) 223-8122.

Gunborg Mary Olson
Services for Gunborg Mary Olson, 83, of McHenry, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm St., McHenry. The Rev. Roger Schneider of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church will officiate.
Born March 3, 1915, in Ludvika, Sweden, to Adolph and Elsie (nee Saxen) Seagren, she died Monday, Aug.24, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights. Interment will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst.
Mrs. Olson moved to McHenry in 1973. She had worked as a line manager for Motorola for more than 18 years. She was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in McHenry.
Survivors include her son, Gust (Harriet) Olson of Mount Prospect; grandson, Daniel (Eileen) Olson of Buffalo Grove; and great-granddaughter, Brittany Ann Olson of Buffalo Grove.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Otto Olson, Jan.5, 1992; and brother, Olie Seagren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
For information, (815) 385-2400.

Carol R. Pierson
Family and friends are to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, at Grace Lutheran Church, 493 Forest Ave., Glen Ellyn, for a memorial service for Carol R. Pierson, age 64.
Mrs. Pierson died on Sunday, Aug 23, 1998, in the loving arms of her cherished husband of 41 years, Robert, at their home in Glen Ellyn. Also at her side were her children, William Pierson of Carmel, Ind.and Karen Ebey of Eagan, Minn.; her children through marriage, Margaret Pierson and Brian Ebey; and her grandchildren, Andrew, Katryn and Kristen, who will miss their `Grammy' dearly.
She taught Kindergarten and First grades for 10 years and later worked as a library aid at Hadley Junior High School and Elsie Johnson Elementary Schools.P.E.O., too, was an important part of her life.She served as Chapter headquarters past president and welcomed the opportunity to serve with her sisterhood in philanthropic and educational endeavors.
She was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, volunteering in the office, serving on several committees and following one of her passions by singing in the choir. She also thoroughly enjoyed working with Walk-In Ministries, an organization dedicated to providing charitable assistance to those in need.Throughher countless activities, her gracious attitudes and her loving nature, she truly made a difference in many people's lives.
She was preceded in death by her father, Pi Swanson, and in addition to her immediate family, is also survived by her mother, Hildur Swanson; brother, Bruce; and sisters, Marilyn Wyman and Ellen Werback.
Memorials are preferred to Grace Lutheran Church or P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund.
For information, call the church at (630) 469-1555.

Katherine Platt
Services for Katherine Platt, 86, of Sleepy Hollow, formerly of Chicago, will be held at noon Wednesday, at Windridge Funeral Home, 104 High Rd., Cary. Interment will be private.
Mrs. Platt was a member of the Chicago and Dundee V.F.W. for more than 40 years.
She was the beloved wife of the late Rudolph Schmitz for 18 years and the late Edward Platt for more than 10 years; loving mother of Ronald (Rose) Schmitz and Marian (Alan Sr.) Wicker; devoted grandmother of Kim, Jim, Mark and Nancy Schmitz and Cindy, Alan Jr.and Sheryl Wicker; great-grandmother of 10; fond sister of the late Helen (late Peter) Schuster, Ann (late Walter) Lindberg, John (late Carrie) Heiser, William (late Marge) Masser and Frank (Bertha) Kuchkel; and aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Memorials to donor's favorite charity are appreciated.
For information, (847) 639-2191.

Ruth E. Reedus, 80, of Villa Park died Saturday, Aug.22. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161.

Michael J. Riffner
A funeral Mass for Michael J. Riffner, 92, of Mount Prospect, formerly of Chicago, willbe celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St.Raymond Church, Elmhurst Road (Route 83) and Lincoln Street, Mount Prospect.
Born Oct.29, 1905, in Kernei, Austria-Hungary, he died Sunday, Aug.23, 1998, in Manor Care, Arlington Heights.Entombment will be in All Saints Cemetery Mausoleum, Des Plaines.
A resident of Mount Prospect for 20 years, Mr.Riffner was a retired apartment building janitor.He had served as secretary of the Northtown Janitors Bowling League, was past president of the Waveland Pleasure Club and was a member of the Men's Club at the Mount ProspectSenior Center.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha Riffner (nee Palfy); daughters, Anne Beck and Carolyn (William)Lydon; sister-in-law, Katherine Riffner; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. 
today, at Friedrichs Funeral Home Inc., 320 W.Central Road (at Northwest Highway), Mount Prospect, and from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the church.
For information, (847) 255-7800.

Joshua Daniel Glenn Ritchie, 19, of Lombard, died Friday, Aug. 21. Arrangements were made by Humes Funeral Home, Addison, (630) 628-8808.

Alice M. Ryan
Services for Alice M. Ryan (nee Anderson), 89, of Schaumburg, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 330 W.Golf Road, Schaumburg.
Born Oct.19, 1908, in Minneapolis, Minn., she died Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, in Elk Grove Village. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Chicago.
Mrs.Ryan was a homemaker and a member of the Eastern Star.
She was the beloved wife of the late John W. Ryan; loving mother of Anne `Dolly' (Bill) Serritella; devoted grandmother of Lisa (Walt) Oswald; and dear sister-in-law of Rose Anderson.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 882-5580.

Margaret D. Rybandt (nee Arie), 73, of Bensenville, formerly of Villa Park, died Saturday, Aug.22. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161.

Bernice S. `Sally' Sabo (nee Zemgulis), 86, of Villa Park died Sunday, Aug.23.
Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161.

Anthony P.Sbarra Sr., 71, of Villa Park, died Saturday, Aug.22. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161.

Barbara Buskirk Schneider
Barbara Buskirk Schneider, of Barrington, affectionate and loving wife of Norbert J. Schneider; devoted mother of Lisa (John) Steeb, Kathy Schneider, Eric (Elizabeth) Schneider, Sandy (Curtis) Ruhlin and Susan (Bert) Getz; cherished and adored grandmother of Lauren, Rachel and Jack Steeb, Alex, Eric and Hillary Ruhlin, Catherine and Claire Schneider and Lindsay Getz; and loving sister of Martha (Charles) Hellmann and Virginia Duley.
Barbara volunteered her time unselfishly to FISH Transportation and Arden Shore, and was also a Eucharistic Minister at St. Anne's Church.
She enjoyed spending time with her friends at the Garden Club of Barrington,Crystal Lake Tennis Club and St.Anne's Bridge Group.Loved by many, she will be deeply missed and long remembered.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Stirlen-Pieper & Davenport Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Rd.), Barrington.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St.Anne's Catholic Community Parish Center, 120 N.Ela St., Barrington.
Masses would be appreciated.
For information, (847) 381-3411.

E. Frances Schnurstein
Prayers for E. Frances Schnurstein, 91, of Elgin, will be said at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, at O'Connor and Homeier Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin.Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St.Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Thomas Dempsey will officiate.
Born Sept.13, 1906, in Yorkville, Ill., the daughter of John and Mary (nee Langendenfer) Cook, she died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at Heritage Manor.
Burial will be in St. Pat's Cemetery, Bristol, Ill.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and former member of the Elgin Garden Club, Womans Club and Guild 3 of St. Mary Catholic Daughters.
Survivors include her brother, John (Pat) Cook of Grand Island, Fla.; stepson, Don Schnurstein of Las Vegas, Nev.; several nieces and nephews; and lifelong friend, Frances Burton of Elgin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles in 1992; brother, Charles Cook; and sister, Edna Whildin.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church.
For information, (847) 741-1400.

Henry H. Schwerdtfeger
Services for Henry H. Schwerdtfeger, 70, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. The Rev. Paul Galchutt, pastor of the Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Grayslake, will officiate.
Born Dec.13, 1927, in Chicago, he passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 1998.
Interment will follow the services, in Elmwood Cemetery, River Grove.
Mr. Schwerdtfeger leaves his wife, Theresa Schwerdtfeger (nee Brock); daughter, Paulette Musso; son, James Schwerdtfeger; and grandchildren, Bruce Jr., Jason and James.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Lillian (nee Mohrman)Schwerdtfeger; and three sisters.
Friends of the family may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Grayslake Rescue Squad.
For information, (847) 223-8122.

Mary D. Solon
Prayers for Mary D. Solon (nee Davis), 82, of Arlington Heights, will be said at 9 a.m. Thursday, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. Mass will follow at 9:30 a.m. 
at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Arlington Heights.
Born Oct.5, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pa., she died Sunday, Aug.23, 1998, at home. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
A retired real estate broker for Nelson Realty of Arlington Heights, she was a volunteer for Our Lady of the Wayside School Library.
She was the wife of the late John J. Solon, he passed away in 1962; mother of James (Nancy) Solon, Patrick (Deborah) Solon and Joan (James) Bergquist; sister of Dorothy (late George) Lyons; grandmother of six; and great-grandmother of two.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Wayside School Library Fund.
For information, (847) 253-5423.

Grace I. Thies
Services for Grace I.Thies, 84, of Elgin, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Elgin.
Born July 7, 1914, in Elgin, to Louis and Bertha (nee Unruh) Mueller, she died Sunday, Aug.23, 1998, at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mrs.Thies was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin.
Survivors include her daughters, Carol (Kenneth) Pearson of Elgin and Janet (Michael) Allman of Schaumburg; son, Louis (Bev) Thies of Elgin; granddaughters, Kris Pearson and Samantha Thies; grandsons, Larry Pearson and Jeffrey and Phillip Allman; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence Thies in 1992; son, Melvin Thies, in 1949; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church or to the Sherman Hospital Cardiac Care Center.
For information, (847) 741-1128.

Carl Joseph Yankus
Mass of Christian Burial for Carl Joseph Yankus, 79, a lifelong resident of Waukegan, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Anastasia Church in Waukegan.
Born Sept.13, 1918, in Waukegan, the son of Anthony and Francis (nee Ryskiewicz), he passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 1998, at the North Chicago Veterans Medical Center, North Chicago.
A World War II veteran, Mr.Yankus was stationed in Africa, Italy and Germany while serving in the Signal Corps of the Army.After returning home from World War II, he took the automobile mechanics knowledge he had acquired while working for his godfather, Mike Plutkis, and opened Carl's Phillip `66 at the corner of Elmwood and Belvidere.After selling the station, he went to work for the Navy Public Works Center, Great Lakes, Ill., where he retired after 23 years of service.He was a member of the American Legion, Homer Dahringer Post #281 of Waukegan for 52 years.
Mr. Yankus leaves behind cherished memories to his daughter, Judith (Floyd) Turner of Lake Forest; son, Gerald (Gale) Yankus of Woodridge; three grandchildren, Tiffany Turner, Courtney Turner and Lt.Corey (Susan) Turner of San Diego, Calif.; one great-granddaughter, Ashley Turner; and sisters, Susan (Rudy) Cepon of Gurnee and Julie Perry of Vanderbilt, Mich. In addition, he leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Alice Ruth (nee Ellsworth), whom he married Nov.23, 1942, in Orlando, Fla., and who preceded him in death in 1993; his brother, Joseph, in 1991; and his parents.
Carl will be remembered by family and friends for the great times spent playing cribbage and golf, gardening, and the contributions he made to his family gatherings. He will be especially remembered as a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at Marsh Funeral Home, 1521 Washington St., Waukegan, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday, at the church.
For information, (847) 336-0127.

Ronald Zimmerman
Prayers for Ronald Zimmerman, 56, of Crystal Lake, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E.Northwest Hwy., Palatine.Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St.Theresa Church.
Born July 15, 1942, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Aug.23, 1998. Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery.
He was the husband of Bonnie (nee Bolognia); father of Steven (Kimberlee), Deborah (Tony) Vargas and Karen (Gary) Salm; son of Adeline and the late George; brother of Donna (Patrick) Russell and Linda (Donald) Schrubbe; grandfather of eight; and uncle of five nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Kindly omit flowers.
For information, (847) 359-8020.


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