Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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In Loving Memory Of James `Jim' Huddleston
Dec. 2, 1937 - Aug. 28, 1997 
REMEMBER ME
To the living, I am gone
To the sorrowful, I will never return.
To the angry, I was cheated.
But to the happy, I am at peace,
And to the faithful, I have never left.
I cannot speak, but I can listen
I cannot be seen, but I can be heard.
So as you stand upon a shore gazing at a beautiful sea,
REMEMBER ME.
As you look upon a flower and admire its simplicity,
REMEMBER ME.
REMEMBER ME in your hearts, your thoughts, 
and your memories of the times we loved,
the times we cared, and the times we laughed.
For if you always think of me, I will never have gone.
-Unknown author
We Love and Miss You
Verna, Jim B., Kathy and John

In Loving Memory of Richard J. Byrd Jr.
July 19, 1980 - Aug.28, 1997
An Anniversary Letter
Dear Ricky,
One year ago, this very day
You went to the beach only to play.
The day was sunny, the sky was bright,
With happiness and joy your spirit took flight.
A strong undertow was all they could say
When the question was asked, `What happened that day?'
I shivered with fear, and shook with disbelief
As the rescuers searched and searched without relief.
At last they found you, my dearest son
But your spirit was gone, your life here was done.
I cried out, but no answer could be given
Our loving Father took you back to heaven.
Your smiling face, the gleam in your eye,
Will have to live in my heart until the day I die.
The beautiful memories of your loving ways
Will be cherished and treasured for the rest of my days.
My only prayers now is that when God calls for me
You will be at Heaven's gate waiting anxiously,
To greet me as I pass on through 
So I can be in Heaven with God and you.
Love, Mom and Dad

Helen A. Andersen
Services for Helen A.Andersen (nee Frieder), 94, of Des Plaines, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. Born March26, 1904, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Aug.26, 1998, at Oakton Pavilion Nursing Home. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Harry K.; sister of Natalie Leslie; aunt of Richard (Nancy) Frieder, George (Joan) Frieder, Walter Frieder, William (Rossana) Leslie; and aunt of Patricia Davie. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 253-5423.

Elsie Marion Bellamy
Memorial services for Elsie Marion Bellamy (nee Strombom), 80, of Hoffman Estates, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 485 S. Bartlett Road, Streamwood. Born Sept.23, 1917, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Aug.26, 1998, at Hoffman Estates Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Newell W.Bellamy; loving mother of Randall B.(Nancy) Bellamy, Linda A. (Lee) Rasmussen, Mark E. (Margaret) Bellamy and Matthew A. (Linda) Bellamy; grandmother of Karen (Tim) Trant, Kathrine (Robert) Dimeo, Eric (Allison) Rasmussen, Kristin (Christopher) Fairchild, Carrie, Ryan and Katelyn Bellamy, and Zachary Schar; great-grandmother of Loren and Paige Trant; and dear sister of Carl A.(Pauline) Strombom, George H.(Sandra) Strombom, and the late Dorothy Bick and Ann E.Biermann. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Heart Association. For information, (630) 837-8400.

Henry P. Binkoski, 59, of Carpentersville, died Wednesday, Aug.26. Arrangements are being made by Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee, (847) 426-3436.

David L. Buckner
Funeral services for David L. Buckner, 53, of West Chicago, will be held at 11 a.m.Saturday, at Williams-Woodward Funeral Home, Route 59 and Pine St., West Chicago. Born Sept.13, 1944, he died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.Interment will be in Glen Oak Cemetery, West Chicago. He was a driver for a local radiator shop. Survivors include his wife, Anne; children, David Jr. (Kim), Tim (Paula), John and Tammi Buckner; brother, Gary (SunCha); sisters, Dawn (Richard) Vogel and Lowanna (Richard) Dooley. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 231-1300.

Angela Cuttone
Services for Angela Cuttone (nee Iovino), 87, will begin with prayers at 10:30 a.m.Saturday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St., (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/ Roselle Road), Roselle, and continue with Mass at 11:30 a.m. at St. Philip the Apostle Church. Entombment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. She was the beloved wife of Joseph A. Cuttone; devoted mother of John (Lillian) DeLaurie, Sally (Chuck) Perrone, Carl D. (Susan M.) Cuttone; Richetta (Carey) Lewis and Joseph A. Cuttone Jr.; dear sister of Neil P. (Laura) Iovino; fond grandmother of 21; and great-grandmother of 22. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel. Please omit flowers. For information, (630) 889-1700.

Marie C. DiVito
Prayers for Marie C. DiVito (nee Altiere), a 48-year resident of Wheaton, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. (one block east of Naperville Rd.), Wheaton. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Church. Entombment will be in Queen of Heaven Mausoleum. She was the beloved wife of 55 years of the late Domenick A. `Don', who was the late owner of Guarantee General Store in Wheaton; loving mother of Chuck (Bev) DiVito and Paulette (John) Hamaker; devoted grandmother of Chad Givens, Shawn (Kristi) Givens, Chuck Jr. (Melissa), Kara, Katy and Chris DiVito; fond sister of Charles (Mary) and the late James (Gertrude) and Frank (Rose) Altiere. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 668-0016.
Gertrude Drafall, 75, of Dundee, died Thursday, Aug. 27. Arrangements were made by Madison Funeral Home, Elgin, (847) 741-1128.

M. Robert Egidi
Mass for M. Robert Egidi, 56, of Libertyville, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, at St. Joseph Church, 121 E. Maple, Libertyville. Born Oct.10, 1941, in New York, N.Y., he died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at his home. Burial will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. Mr.Egidi was president of C and E Construction Company. He was a graduated from St. Joseph School in Libertyville and Marmion Military Academy, and received his degree in civil engineering from Doane College in Crete, Neb. Since 1952, he was a member of St. Joseph Parish. He was the husband of Lesta (nee Goslin); father of Robert of Libertyville, Lisa (Alan) Hiscox of Lindenhurst and Christina Meseck of Gurnee; son of Blanche (nee Brogi) of Libertyville and the late Mario, who preceded him in death in 1997; brother of Dennis (Beverly) and Kenneth (Lynn), both of Libertyville, and Frank of Chicago; and grandchildren, Courtney Meseck and Megan Hiscox. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph School Technology Fund, 221 Park Place, Libertyville, IL 60048. Arrangements were made by McMurrough Chapel, Libertyville. For information, (847) 362-2626.
Marie R. Fondello, 70, of Hanover Park, died Tuesday, Aug.25. Arrangements were made by Michael's Funeral Home, Schaumburg, (847) 891-2900.

Edwin Carl Geiger
Services for Edwin Carl Geiger, 67, of Arlington Heights, will be held at 11 a.m.Monday, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive St., Arlington Heights. He will lie in state from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.The Rev. Karl W. Schmidt will officiate. Born Nov. 6, 1930, in Watseka, Ill., he died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare Center. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Geiger was a production manager for Spartanics Ltd. in Rolling Meadows for 33 years until he retired in 1995. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Phyllis J.(nee Miller); children, Terry (Debra) Marsden, Constance Sopha, Marsha (George) Slivinski, Roberta (Brian) Stoelting, Eileen (Michael) Ganko, Deborah (Douglas) Miller and Scott Marsden; 12 grandchildren; his sister, Carolyn Pankow; and his brothers, Ronald and David. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.,1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. Memorial contributions may be given to the National Kidney Foundation, 600 S. Federal St., Suite 210, Chicago, IL 60605. For information, (847) 253-0168.

David B. Groves
Funeral services for David B. Groves, 71, a 30-year resident of Elgin, will be held at 1 p.m. today, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S.State St., Elgin. Father Thomas Atamian will officiate. Born Jan.10, 1927, in Nantucket, Mass.,the son of Harry and Martha Groves, he died Tuesday, Aug.25, 1998, at Sherman Hospital.Burial will be in River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee. A World War II veteran of the Navy, Mr. Groves worked as a chemical salesman for many years before his retirement. Mr. Groves was formerly a member of the Rutland-Dundee Fire Department.He held memberships in many organizations, including the Quittacus Masonic Lodge of New Bedford, Mass., St.Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church and the Elgin Shrine Club, where he also served as past president. He was also a member of the Medinah Temple, Golden K. Kiwanis Club, American Legion Post No.57 of Elgin, and a 50-year member of the Boy Scouts of America. Survivors include his wife, Joan; daughters, Frances Groves of Big Foot, Ill., Sarah (Daniel) O'Hara of Elgin and Victoria (Ray) Wollack of Elgin; grandchildren, Jocelyn and Bethany Ambro, William and Amber Phillips, Dyllon Miller and Cassandra O'Hara; and sister, Frances (John) Hudzietz of New Port Ritchie, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Ruth Ann Ambro. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Hugh of Lincoln Episcopal Church. For information, (847) 741-8800.

Morton D. Hayley
Morton D. Hayley, 67, a resident of Palatine since 1965, died Wednesday, Aug 26, 1998, atLoyola University Medical Center in Maywood. A celebration of Mort's life designed for children, will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at First United Methodist Church, 123 N. Plum Grove Rd., Palatine. The funeral service for all ages will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be private. Mr. Hayley was born April 21, 1931, in Deer Lodge, Tenn. Prior to the retirement of Mr. Hayley, he had been employed by AT & T for more than 30 years. He was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church of Palatine. Survivors include his wife, Annette Hayley of Palatine; daughters, Debra Hayley of Palatine and Kathryn (Mark) Hayley Ketelsen of Deerfield; son, Dan Hayley of Round Lake; foster son, Ken (Anita) Mapel of Red Wing, Minn.;grandchildren, Loren and Leigh Ketelsen, and Koby, Kassidy and Kader Mapel; sister, Helen (George) Strzala of Chicago; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Lewis, Clayton and Ralph; and sisters, Jenny and Elizabeth. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine and from 10 a.m.until the time of services at 11 a.m.Saturday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for Red Bird Mission or Habitat for Humanity, c/o First United Methodist Church of Palatine, 123 N. Plum Grove Rd., Palatine, IL 60067. For information, (847) 358-7411.

William Leon Huffman
A funeral Mass for William Leon Huffman, 89, of Mountain Home, Ark., formerly of LakeZurich, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Mary of Vernon Church. Born March 20, 1909, in Monroe, La.,he died recently in Mountain Home.Burial wil be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. A retired mechanic, Mr. Huffman had worked for 48 years for the Chrysler Corporation. He was Fourth Degree in the Knights of Columbus, Queen of Peace Council, and a former member of St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in Lake Zurich. He also loved to write poetry and lyrics to songs, and had learned to play the harmonica. Survivors include his sons, Dennis (Elizabeth) Huffman of Lake Zurich and Arthur (Prudence) Huffman of Crystal Lake; daughter, Jacqueline (Edward) Weber of Mountain Home; brothers-in-law, Stanley (Virginia) Zaborowski and Raymond Zaborowski; sisters-in-law, Irene Banas and Evelyn (Edward) Dziedzic; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Huffman, in 1990; son, William L.Huffman Jr., in 1988; grandson, Leon Jack Weber, in 1986; and brother-in-law, LeRoy Zaborowski, in 1998. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, at A.K. Barnett Funeral Home, 29 E.Highway 45, Vernon Hills. For information, (847) 634-6470.

Dr. John F. Ippoliti
Services for Dr. John F. Ippoliti, 58, of Inverness, will be private. Born May 2, 1940, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, Aug.25, 1998, at Loyola University Medical Center. Interment will be private. Dr.Ippoliti attended Loyola University and graduated from the Stritch School of Medicine. He served an internship at Mercy Medical Center and a radiology residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. He served with the Navy as a physician for a Marine 3rd Battalion in Vietnam. He practiced radiology at Lutheran General Hospital, and for the past 10 years, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Dr. Ippoliti was a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology, a member of the American Medical Association, the Chicago Medical Society, the American College of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America, the Society of Pediatric Radiology and the Society of Nuclear Medicine. He was also an active member of the Inverness Golf Club. He was the loving husband of Laurie (nee Haizmann); devoted father of Jennifer (Michael) Lundeen and Christopher John; son of John and Gertrude Gaudian; brother of Barbara (Don) Freiny; brother-in-law of Margaret Switzer; and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. In lieu of flowers, donations to Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S.First Ave.,Maywood, IL60153, would be appreciated. For information, (847) 359-8020.

Stanley F. Kaszubowski, 75, of Des Plaines, died Tuesday, Aug.18. Arrangements were made by Michael's Funeral Home, Schaumburg, (847) 891-2900.

William F. Komerska
Prayers for William F. Komerska, a 40-year resident of Wheaton, will be held at 9:30 a.m.Saturday, at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Rd.(one block east of Naperville Rd.),Wheaton.Mass will follow at 10 a.m.at St.Mark Church, 303 E.Cole Ave.,Wheaton. Born Sept.8, 1917, in Northern Michigan, he died Thursday, Aug.27, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.Entombment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Winfield. He was a member of the the Wheaton-Glen Ellyn Elks Lodge and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Vera; children, William J. (Carol) and Linda M.Wendling; five grandchildren; sister, Florence Moon; and brothers, Donald and Roger Komrska. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 668-0016.
Nicholas Lee, 19, of Elgin, died Thursday, Aug.27.Arrangements were made by Madison Funeral Home, Elgin, (847) 741-1128.

Jennie T. Lisiecki, 81, of Schaumburg, died Wednesday, Aug.19. Arrangements were made by Michael's Funeral Home, Schaumburg, (847) 891-2900.

George Lucas Jr., 72, of Hanover Park, died Thursday, Aug.27. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Carol Stream, (630) 510-0044.

Stanley F. Madary
A celebration of life for Stanley F. Madary, 92, of Naperville, formerly of Lake-in-the-Hills, will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, at Wait-Ross Allanson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main St., Algonquin. Born Aug. 29, 1905, in Chicago, to Charles and Anna (nee Roy) Madary, he died Saturday, Aug.22, 1998, at Snow Valley Nursing Center, Lisle. Burial will be private. Mr. Madary was a longtime resident of Lake-in-the-Hills. He married Ruth Ann Speicher on Jan. 5, 1934, and had worked for the Chicago Transit Authority in Chicago for more than 20 years. Survivors include his sons, Charles (Sandra) Madary of Medford, Ore., James (Shirley) Madary of Mountain Home, Texas, and Robert Madary of Naperville; grandchildren, Scott Madary of Portland, Ore., Carol (Rick) Ehlen of Eugene, Ore., Colleen (Rob) Wesel of Hillsboro, Ore., and Christopher, Brian and Amy Madary of Schertz, Texas; great-grandchildren, David Ehlen of Eugene and Tyler Madary of Schertz; and sister, Dorothy Forcell of Wooster, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth Ann, May 4, 1995; sisters, Mae Willney and Adeline Mitchell; and great-grandson, Austin Madary. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. For information, (847) 658-4232.

Sr. M. Katherine Stoffel, O.S.M.
A Mass of the Resurrection for Sister M. Katherine Stoffel, O.S.M., 88, of Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Addolorata Villa, 555 McHenry Road, Wheeling. Born May 1, 1910, in Chippewa Falls, Wis., to Peter and Theresa (nee Harings) Stoffel, she was born to eternal life Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at Addolorata Villa. Interment will be in the Servants of Mary Convent Cemetery, Ladysmith, Wis. Sr. Stoffel graduated from St. John the Baptist Elementary School in Cooks Valley, Wis., and Notre Dame High School in Chippewa Falls. She received her bachelor of science degree from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minn. She entered the Sisters-Servants of Mary order in Ladysmith, on Feb. 2, 1930 and her First Profession was on Aug.15, 1931. She served as an elementary school teacher and principal for 46 years in Wisconsin, West Virginia, Minnesota, and at St. Domitilla in Hillside, Ill. Retiring from teaching in 1979, she resided at Addolorata Villa and worked as a receptionist there until her retirement in 1985. Afterwards she continued to volunteer her time at Addolorata Villa. Among her special interests, she enjoyed crafts, reading, and working puzzles of any kind. Survivors include her sister, Margaret Steinhagen of Young America, Minn.; several nieces and nephews; and the members of the Sisters Servants of Mary of Ladysmith. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bernard and Theodore Stoffel; and sisters, Adelaide Stoffel, Matilda Lloyd and Christine Murphy. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at Addolorata Villa, with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m. Arrangements were made by Kolssak Funeral Home, Wheeling. For information, (847) 537-6600.

Violet M. Oberlin
Funeral services and interment will be private for Violet M. Oberlin, 84, of Naperville. Born March 8, 1914, in Crete, Ill., Mrs. Oberlin died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at the home of her daughter in Naperville. Mrs. Oberlin had been a resident of Barrington prior to moving to Downers Grove and then Naperville. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville and had attended Heritage Baptist Church in Frankfort, Ill. Mrs. Oberlin was a member of the Naperville Art Guild and painted oils and acrylics. She enjoyed the piano, reading, cooking and gardening. She is survived by her son, Ralph (Mary) Oberlin Jr. of Downers Grove; daughter, Diane Obermayer of Naperville; grandchildren, Mark Obermayer of Phoenix, Ariz.,Suzanne (Ken) Boyette of Fredericksburg, Va., Julie Obermayer of Naperville, and Laura Ann Oberlin and Kevin Paul Oberlin both of Downers Grove; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Sr. in 1995; parents, Otto and Mathilda Wegner; brother, Raymond Wegner; and sisters, Ruth Coyle, Norma Cole and Lucille Stangenberg. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today, at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W. Van Buren, Naperville. Memorials in Mrs.Oberlin's name may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Chicago Chapter, 4709 E. Golf Rd., Skokie, IL 60076. For information, (630) 355-0264.

Katherine Siegler Rice
A memorial service for Katherine Siegler Rice, 65, of East Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Buffalo Grove, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at the Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain St., NE. After a valiant fight, Mrs. Rice lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998. In accordance of her wishes, cremation of her remains has taken place. A graduate of Rollins College and the University of Miami, Kathey also attended the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Md. Before moving to East Grand Rapids in 1985, she and her family lived in Buffalo Grove, where she taught piano and music theory. After moving to the Grand Rapids area, she continued teaching in her own music studio until one a month before her death. Kathey was an active member of the St. Cecilia Music Society and received the Joyce J. Ott Volunteer Award this spring in recognition of her contributions tothe Grand Rapids musical community. As an educator, she was also recognized with many awards including Teacher of the Year both in 1992 and 1998. She was past president of the Piano Teachers' Forum of Grand Rapids, and a board member of the Michigan Music Teachers Association. She was frequently an adjudicator for piano competitions throughout the state of Michigan, and was a true mentor and inspiration to he own students and colleagues alike. Survivors include her husband, Howard; daughters, Gerry Rice (Blair Bollinger) of Haddonfield, N.J., Becky (Mark) Benson of St.Paul, Minn.and Suzy Rice of Haddonfield, N.J.; and grandchildren, Robyn, Nicky, Natalie and Audrey. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made to the Kathey Rice Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o James Booth Burr, Jr., 1244 Lake Drive, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.

Shirley J. Rudins
Prayers for Shirley J. Rudins (nee Daniels), 72, of Arlington Heights, will be said at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. Mass will follow at 11 a.m., at St. James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Born March 24, 1926, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Aug.27, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare Center, Arlington Heights. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Mrs. Rudins was a member of the St.James Guild. Survivors include her husband of 47 years, James D. Rudins, whom she married May 26, 1951; children, Jean (Richard) Behrman of Palatine, Daniel (Libby) Rudins of Buffalo Grove and Kenneth Rudins of Redondo, Calif.; grandchildren, Mandy, Ricky, Jim, Joe and Mike; brothers, Benjamin (Delores) Daniels of Elmhurst and Robert Daniels of Chicago; and sisters, Grace (Robert) Powers of Mount Prospect, and Adeline (Herb) Holmberg of Miami, Fla. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Rivers Lieske. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to PADS. For information, (847) 253-0168.

Shirley M. Ruwitch
Funeral services for Shirley M. Ruwitch, 74, of Northbrook, will be held at 11 a.m. today, at Rosehill Cemetery Chapel, 5800 N. Ravenswood, Chicago. Born July 21, 1924, in Evanston, she died Wednesday, Aug.26, 1998, at her home. Mrs. Ruwitch was a governing member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a board member of the Womens Association of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She was also a sustaining member of the Ravinia Womens Board and director of the Northbrook Historical Society. She is survived by her children, Susan R.(Jesse) Elliott of Northbrook, Robert S.(Betty) Ruwitch Jr. of Grayslake and Elizabeth R.(Timothy) Rusch of Mundelein; grandchildren, Sarah and Kathryn Ruwitch and Elizabeth Elliott; and sister, Ann M. Hiller of Pacific Palicades, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Ruwitch. Memorials may be made to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604; Ravinia Festival Association, 400 Iris Lane, Highland Park, IL 60035; or the Northbrook Historical Society, P.O. Box 2021, Northbrook, IL 60062. Arrangements were made by Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home, Highland Park. For information, (847) 831-4260.

Dorothy Sheehan
Visitation for Dorothy Sheehan, 88, of Elgin, will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin. Dr.Thomas Potenza will officiate. Born Oct. 2, 1909, in Elgin, the daughter of Richard and Prudence Mason, she died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1998, at Sherman West Court. Private burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery. Mrs. Sheehan, a resident of Elgin for most of her life, was employed by B.K. Photo andJoseph Spiess Co.before retiring. She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Mary (William) Collins of Elgin; two grandchildren, Jeremy and Linley Collins; niece, Barbara (Charles) Hart of Orland Park; grandniece, Melinda Hart; grandnephew, Andrew Hart; and stepson, William (Marie) Sheehan of Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William, in 1968; sister, Gloria Reuss; and brothers, Richard Mason Jr. and Emerson Mason. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. For information, (847) 741-8800.

Daniel Tripp
Private funeral services and interment will be held for Daniel Tripp, 57, of Round Lake Beach. Born Sept. 4, 1947, in Chicago, Mr. Tripp died Monday, Aug.24, 1998. He was in the Marine Corps from 1958 until 1962, and had been a drummer in various bands most of his life. He leaves his mother, Delores Tripp of West Plaines, Mo.; brothers, Alan Tripp and Wilbur (Marie) Tripp and sister, Michelle Tripp all of West Plaines. He was the uncle of several nieces and nephews; and cousin and best friend to many. He was preceded in death by his father, Allan Tripp. Arrangements were made by Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., Grayslake. For information, (847) 223-8122.

Ollie Metz Wicklund
Services for Ollie Metz Wicklund, 98, of Batavia, will be held at 11 a.m. today, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Batavia.The Rev.Philip D.Lund will officiate. Born May 31, 1900, in Chicago, to Delbert and Clara (nee Anderson) Metz, she passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1998, at West Chicago Terrace. Interment will be in West Batavia Cemetery. Mrs. Wicklund was an avid reader and enjoyed baking and sewing. Her special times with her family were treasured. She fondly recalled her loving memories of visiting the Batavia tailor shop of her grandfather, Andrew I. Anderson, which was located on the corner of Wilson Street and Batavia Avenue in the Anderson Building. She also shared with her family her memories of her uncle, J.Alfred Anderson, a former mayor of Batavia. Mrs. Wicklund was a member of the Batavia American Legion Auxiliary Post #504, a member of the Gold Star Mothers, and a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia since 1920. Survivors include her son, John (Juanita) Wicklund of Riverside, Calif.; beloved daughter-in-law, Lois Wicklund of Batavia; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Clara Metz of Elgin; and severalnieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, H. Egnar Wicklund, whom she married Oct. 19, 1920, and who preceded her in 1985; sons, Donald Wicklund, who died in World War II while on a flying mission over Austria, and Robert Wicklund; brothers, Detmer and Vern Metz; and sisters, Grace Westlake and Marion Madison. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. today, at the church. Contributions in her memory may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 S. Lincoln St., Batavia, IL 60510. Arrangements were made by Yurs Peterson Funeral Home, Batavia. For information, (630) 879-7900.

Dennis E. Youngblood
Services for Dennis E. Youngblood, 73, of Wheeling, will be held at 7 p.m. today, at Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S. Milwaukee Ave.(two blocks south of Dundee Road), Wheeling. Born Nov. 21, 1924, in Royal Oak, Mich., he died Wednesday, Aug.26, 1998, at his home. Interment will be private. Mr. Youngblood was a human resource manager for Covest Bank, Des Plaines, until his retirement. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (nee Schill); sons, David Youngblood of Knoxville, Tenn.and D. Russell (Gerri) Youngblood of Park Forest; daughters, Betsy (Tom) Anderson of South Lake, Texas, Susan (Gary) Lackhouse of Fox Lake and Jane Volkman of Round Lake Beach; sister, Donna Klein of Henderson, Mich.; and five grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 777 Central Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035. For information, (847) 537-6600.

Jean Zuk, 81, of Schaumburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 26. Arrangements were made by Michael's Funeral Home, Schaumburg, (847) 891-2900.


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