Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Ellen L. Kutz Zingraf 
Services for Ellen L. Kutz Zingraf (nee Tiedemann), will be held at 11 a.m.Wednesday, at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home, 9568 Belmont Ave., Franklin Park. Cremation will be in Acacia Park Crematorium with inurnment of remains at Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst. She was the beloved wife of Dan Kutz and the late Edward Zingraf; loving mother of Lynn (Susan) and Jerry (Naomi) Zingraf of Schaumburg; stepmother of Earl, Ellen, Kim, Jeff, Brian, Randy and the late Edward `Butch'; grandmother of Jason, Charlee, Marlee, Claire, Dakota, Abigail, Sarah, Matthew, Timothy, Jacob, Katie, Robbie and Eric; dear sister of Edward (Marion) Tiedemann, Jean (Clyde) Dawson, and the late Mae (the late Don) Ruby; aunt of many; and daughter-in-law of Carrie Kutz. Visitation willbe from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 678-1950.

Marie Paugh
Services for Marie Paugh (nee Werhniak), 78, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Drake & Son Funeral Home, 5303 N.Western Ave.,Chicago.Interment will be private. Mrs.Paugh was formerly employed byUnderwriters' Laboratories for 34 years and was an officer of the Chicago Women's Bowling Association for many years.She will be remembered fondly by her many friends as `Slugger.' She was the beloved mother of Georgianne (Charlie) AuBuchon; and devoted grandmother of Brad and Jenny. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorial offerings would be appreciated to either the International Myeloma Foundation, 2129 Stanley Hills Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90046, or to a cancer-related association of donor's choice. For information, (773) 561-6874.

In Loving Memory of Michael L. Davignon Sept. 1, 1997
Loving Husband, Father, Son & Brother.
A year has now gone by since you left us and we miss you so much. Your memory is as clear today as that mournful day you passed away.We'll never forget your loving and generous ways, always ready to lend a helping hand. Sometimes it seems as if we feel your presence beside us and wonder if you are with us watching, joining and protecting us.God took you back, but why so soon?  As long as life and memory go on, you'll be in our hearts and thoughts. With love until the day we all meet once again.
Kathy, Jenn, Joe, Kim, Dad, Ann, Gloria, Tom and families

In Memory Of Laura Rosenfeld
Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother
Feb. 4, 1917 -Sept. 1, 1993
It has been five years, but it only seems like yesterday 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, the times we fought, the times we laughed. For if you always think of me, I will never have gone.
Gone, but never forgotten.
We love and miss you very much
Your Husband, Sam Your Daughter, Anita (Julian) Lawitz, And Your Grandchildren, Dr. Eric (Jenny), Philip and Brenda Lawitz

Alice K. Bandurski
A Mass of the Resurrection for Alice K. Bandurski, 73, of Mundelein, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Santa Maria del Popolo Church. Fr. Kinn will officiate. Born Aug.22, 1925, in Warsaw, Poland, she passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Lake Forest Hospital.Interment will follow Mass, in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. Mrs.Bandurski had lived in Island Lake for the past seven years. She leaves her husband, Michael Bandurski, whom she married Nov. 10, 1943, in Warsaw; children, Lidia (Michael) Moats of Lindenhurst and Albert Bandurski of Eagle River, Alaska; grandchildren, Alicia and Jamie; and sister, Jadwiga Antoniak of Warsaw. Shewas preceded in death by two brothers. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd, Grayslake. For information, (847) 223-8122.

Ann G. Breen
A funeral Mass for Ann G. Breen (nee Moriarty), of Park Ridge, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Paul of the Cross Church, 320 S. Washington St., Park Ridge. Born in Chicago, Mrs. Breen died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998. She received a masters degree in English from DePaul University. She was the wife of the late Joseph E.; mother of Judith Breen and Joanell Breen; and sister of Thomas Moriarty. Please omit flowers. Arrangements were made by Friedrichs Funeral Home, Mount Prospect. For information, (847) 255-7800.

Norman E. Buller, 71, of Lombard, died Sunday, Aug. 30.   Arrangements were made by Knollcrest Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 932-1500.

Arthur M. Durbin
Funeral services for Arthur M. Durbin, 63, a resident of Elgin for more than 30 years, will be held at 10 a.m.today, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin.  The Rev. Larry Bradshaw will officiate. Born Nov.6, 1934, in McLean, Ill., the son of Lucien and Margaret Baker Durbin, he died Saturday, Aug.28, 1998, at Asta Care Center in Elgin. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park. Mr. Durbin, a veteran of the Navy, had been employed by School District 300 as a custodian for Carpentersville Middle School.  He was a member of First Assembly of God Church of Elgin. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Brown, and two sisters, Martha Reed of Peoria and Nancy (Harold) Maples of Oakland, Ill.  He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Melissa Durbin; sister, Juanita Phillips Pryor; and niece, Sheri Reed Conner. For information, (847) 741-8800.

Clarence M. `Chuck' Farmer
Prayers for Clarence M. `Chuck' Farmer, 57, of Wauconda, formerly of Lisle, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, 235 N.Main St., Wauconda. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at Transfiguration Church, 310 W. Mill St., Wauconda. Born July 17, 1941, in Richfield, Minn., he died Saturday, Aug.29, 1998, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Cremation will be private. He was a carpenter by trade and an Army veteran. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Peters (nee Wegner); son, Charles Daniel of Warrens, Wis.; stepchildren, Jennifer (Steve) Truax of Maiden Rock, Wis., Michelle (Todd) Tessman of Warrens, Wis., Tracey Broaddus of Arlington Heights and Matthew Peters of Eau Claire, Wis.; brother, Virgil E. Farmer of Richfield, Minn.; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials made to the American Cancer Society, would be appreciated. For information, (847) 526-2115.

Louis H. Gunder Sr.
Services for Louis H. Gunder Sr., 72, of Des Plaines, will be held at 2 p.m. today, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd. at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect. Born Dec. 2, 1926, in Oak Park, he died Sunday, Aug.30, 1998, at Hines Veterans Hospital.  Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. A pipefitter, he was a veteran of the Army in World War II and then the Air Force. He was the father of Robert L. Gunder of Pensacola, Fla., Louis H. (Frances) Gunder Jr. of Lockport, Ill. and Vivian E. Heidt of Wichita Falls, Texas; grandfather of Christine, Danya, Natasha, Christina, Angela, Jackie and Mike; great-grandfather of four; brother of Robert F.Gunder and the late Mary Ann Muggy; and son of the late Elizabeth (nee Schacke) and Henry Gunder. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services today, at the funeral home. For information, (847)255-7800.

Gladys M. Hedlund
Private funeral services for Gladys M. Hedlund, 92, of Elgin, formerly of Apache Junction, Ariz., were held Sunday, at Norris Funeral Home, St. Charles. The Rev. John Smith officiated. Born Feb.26, 1906, in the area that is now known as Pollack, S.D., to Thompson and Alice (nee Bentler) Kieffer, she died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Rosewood Care Center, Elgin. Burial will be in Green Acres Cemetery, Scottsdale, Ariz. Mrs. Hedlund grew up on a cattle ranch that her parents homesteaded in Pollack. She completed a teaching program at Ellendale Normal Industrial College and Valley City Teachers College in North Dakota, where she was a member of the Honomechi sorority. Like her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter, Mrs. Hedlund was a teacher, beginning her work in a one-room schoolhouse and living with the families of her students. On Sept. 7, 1935, Gladys married Grant Thomas Hedlund in Fargo, N.D.  She attended Moorhead State College in Moorhead, Minn., to complete her three-year teaching certificate.  She later taught primary grades in the Pelican Rapids, Minn., and West Fargo, N.D., public schools. Mrs. Hedlund and her husband retired to Apache Junction and lived there for more than 20 years.  She had lived at Rosewood Care Center in Elgin since 1994.  She had been a member of First Methodist Church in Fargo, the Methodist church in Mesa, Ariz., and Wesley United Methodist Church in Elgin. Surviving are her daughter, Beverly (Gary) Newton of Elgin; and granddaughter, Wendy Kay Newton of Palm Desert, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Grant, in 1988; sisters, Helen Gleason and Genevieve Kieffer; and brother, Amos Kieffer. Contributions in Mrs.Hedlund's name may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 1070 South St., Elgin, IL 60123. For information, (630) 584-2000 or www.NorrisFH.com.

Jennifer Ann Heed
Services for Jennifer Ann Heed, 21, of Hoffman Estates, will be held at 8 p.m.Wednesday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 330 W.Golf Road, Schaumburg. Born April 19, 1977, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Aug.30, 1998, in Chicago. Burial will be private. Ms. Heed was an administrative assistant for DB Sound in Des Plaines. She was a graduate of Hoffman Estates High School. Surviving are her parents, Deborah and Terry Heed; brother, Robert Heed; and grandmother, Marge Deg. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Strays Halfway House in Schaumburg. For information, (847) 882-5580.
Elizabeth Hilmer (nee Gross), 92, of Arlington Heights, died Monday, Aug.31. Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Palatine, (847) 358-7411.

Donald Kinkaid
Services for Donald Kinkaid, 73, of Elgin, will be held at 1 p.m.Wednesday, at Stout Madison Funeral Home, 252 S. State St., Elgin. The Rev. Dominic Cassidy will officiate. Born Nov. 30, 1924, in Chicago, he died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, at his home. Burial will be private. A veteran, Mr. Kinkaid served in the Coast Guard during World War II and was a member of the Military Police during the Korean War.He belonged to the Elgin American Legion Post #57. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Kinkaid; three sons; and three granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and three brothers. Visitation will be at the time of services. For information, (847) 741-1128.

Henry `Hank' Krause
Funeral services for Henry `Hank' Krause, 71, of Grayslake, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Ltd., 410 E.Belvidere Rd.,Grayslake.Rev. John Holm, Pastor, Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Grayslake will officiate. Born Aug.9, 1927, in Draper, Wis., he died Sunday, Aug.30, 1998, at Lake Forest Hospital. Interment will be in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake. He has made his home in Grayslake since 1957 and was employed with V.R. Wesson, in the Waukegan plant as an assistant foreman and set-up man with carbide tooling. He and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Feb. 7,1998. He was a charter member of Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church in Grayslake, senior shepherd of the church, an Army veteran of World War II and past member of the Lake County Firemen's Association. He leaves his wife, Janice (nee Grosvenor); daughters, Rhonda (Byron) Bradley of Antioch and Helen (George) Quade of Lindenhurst; son, James (Margot) Krause of Grayslake; sister, June Green of Jerseyville, Ill.; brothers, Fritz and Raymond Krause both of North Chicago; and grandchildren, Charlie and Debbi Bradley, Nick and Bill Quade, and Dave and Joan Krause. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and three brothers. Friends of the family may visit from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral chapel. Friends of the family may contribute to Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church or American Cancer Society, in his memory. For information, (847) 223-8122.

Kevin A. Krzywda
Prayers for Kevin A. Krzywda, 40, of Lisle, will be said at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Rd., Mount Prospect.  Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Cecilia Church, Mount Prospect. Born April 21, 1958, in Chicago, he died Saturday, Aug.29, 1998, at Edward Hospital in Naperville.Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Survivors include his children, Alex and Zoe of Naperville; father, Thaddeus (Phyllis) of Conway, Ark.; sister, Karen Loska of Buffalo Grove; former wife, Lisa of Naperville; and many supportive relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Stephanie, in 1993. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Krzywda Children's Education Fund, c/o First National Bank of Chicago, 1212 Hobson Rd., Naperville, IL 60540. For information, (847) 394-2336.

Irma E. Kurth
Services for Irma E. Kurth (nee Feldhaus), 85, of Chicago, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday,at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Rd. (three blocks south of Biesterfield Rd.), Elk Grove Village. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at Lexington Health Care Center in Streamwood. Interment will be in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park. A retail assembler, she was the wife of the late Edwin R.; mother of William E. (Jo Anne) and Richard J. (Bonnie); grandmother of Bill, Bryan, Bret, Tiffany and Andrew Kurth and Sande (Donald) Fenlon; and greatgrandmother of Billy, Rachelle, Brandon and Miranda. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 640-0566.

Margaret F. Kusmerz
Prayers for Margaret F. Kusmerz, 74, of Lake Zurich, will be said at 9:30 a.m. today, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich.  Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, 11 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. Born Sept.15, 1923, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in Arlington Heights.  Burial will be in Windridge Cemetery. She was the beloved wife of Len Kusmerz; loving mother of Thomas (Linda) Kusmerz of Hawthorn Woods and Sharon (Michael) Lasiewicz of Palatine; devoted grandmother of six; and great-grandmother of one. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Jean. Please omit flowers.Memorials may be made to VITAS Hospice Care, 580 Waters Edge Drive, Lombard, IL 60148. For information,(847) 540-8871.

Marjorie L. Leopold
Prayers for Marjorie L. Leopold (nee Giovannini), 68, will be said at 9 a.m.Wednesday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Rd.), Roselle.  Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Colette Church, Rolling Meadows.  Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Shewas the beloved wife of the late Richard D.; devoted mother of Donna Leopold; and dear sister of Maxine Spndal and Mike (Trudy) Miller. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel. For information, (630) 889-1700.

Earl G. Lundquist
Services for Earl G. Lundquist, 53, of Mercer, Wis., formerly of Elk Grove Village for 23 years, will be held at 10 a.m.Wednesday, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road (three blocks south of Biesterfield Road), Elk Grove Village. Born in Evanston, he died Friday, Aug.28, 1998, in Woodruff, Wis.  Interment will be private. Mr. Lundquist had retired first in 1984 from the Cook County Sheriff's Department, where he was a homicide investigator, and later, in 1994, from corporate security for Kentucky Fried Chicken.  He then moved to Mercer, where he and his wife opened the Turtle River Trading Company, fulfilling his dream of operating a bait and tackle shop in Wisconsin's Northwoods.  An avid fisherman and hunter, he also served as a fishing guide.  He was president of the Mercer Lions Club and vice president/treasurer of the Northwoods Wetlands and Wildlife Club of Mercer. He was also formerly a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Rifle Association (NRA), and Ducks Unlimited. A veteran, Mr. Lundquist had served in the Army during the Vietnam era. Survivors include his wife, Nancy A. Lundquist (nee Rees), whom he married Feb.14, 1970; son, Scot J. Lundquist of Moraine, Ohio; daughter, Tracy Lynn Lundquist of Elk Grove Village; mother, Bernice R. Lundquist (nee Pedersen) of Arlington Heights; brother, Karl Lundquist of Arlington Heights; sister, Susan (David) Schenkel of Gurnee; and many loving nieces, nephews, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer E.Lundquist. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. For information, (847) 640-0566.

Louise A. Lupo
Prayers for Louise A. Lupo (nee Aiello), 75, of Villa Park, will be said at 9 a.m. Thursday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/ Roselle Rd.), Roselle. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Church, Villa Park. Born Oct. 21, 1922, in Chicago, she died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at Elmhurst Hospital. Entombment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Christ the King Mausoleum. A homemaker, she was the devoted wife of Nicholas; beloved mother of Pat `Terri' (Sal) Cirrincione, Nick (Carol) Lupo, Eloise (Ken) Reinhart and the late Steven Lupo; loving grandmother of Terri, Anthony, Carrie Ann, Tina, Nicholas C.and Nicholas L.; great-grandmother of Illiam Kelly; and dear sister of Sal (Yvonne) Aiello, Lillian Aiello and Jean (George) Lain. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday, at the funeral chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Memorial Hospice of Elmhurst Hospital, 855 N.Church Ct., Elmhurst, IL 60126. For information, (630) 889-1700.

Joan McDevitt
A memorial Mass for Joan McDevitt (nee Leesing), 71, of Palatine, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept.17, at St. Theresa Church, 467 N. Benton St., Palatine. Born Oct.4, 1926, in Canada, she died Monday, Aug.31, 1998, at Northwest Continuing Care Center.  Interment will be private. She was the wife of James A.; mother of Michael (Louise), John Patrick (Gloria), Peter (Rebecca), Kathleen (Richard) Head and Eileen (Jack) Deremiah; sister of Walter (Marge) Leesing and John (Valerie) Leesing; and grandmother of 10. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60604, would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, Palatine. For information, (847) 359-8020.

Willard `Bill' Mullins
Funeral services for Willard `Bill' Mullins, 68, of Aurora, will be held at 1 p.m. today, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Born Oct.10, 1929, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Aug.30, 1998, at home. Burial will be private. A member of Calvary Church in Naperville, he retired in 1982 from International Harvester where he had worked for 33 years. He served in the Army during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Delores; sons, James (Dawn) Mullins of Berkeley, Ill., Michael (Gale) Mullins of Seattle, Wash. and Mark (Laurel) Mullins of Indialantic, Fla.; daughters, Michelle (Mark) Selby of Woodridge and Janette (David) Farrington of Minneapolis, Minn.;and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Howard; and parents, Burtram and Myrtle. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Lung Association, 1749 S. Naperville Rd.,Wheaton, IL 60187, are appreciated. For information, (630) 355-0213.
Alfredo Muniz, 59, of Bartlett, formerly of Addison, died Saturday, Aug.29. Arrangements were made by Humes Funeral Home, Addison, (630) 628-8808.

Karen A. Nemec
Funeral services for Karen A. Nemec, 56, of St. Charles, will be held at 10 a.m.Wednesday, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 N. 5th Ave., St.Charles.  Rev. Kenneth Ahlstrand will officiate. Born Feb.20,1942, in Melrose Park, the daughter of Lester and Hulda Woehler, she died Sunday, Aug.30, 1998, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.  Burial will be in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Charles; children, Sue (Dave) Kraus, John (Debbie) Nemec and Brad (Stacy) Nemec all of St. Charles; grandchildren, C.J., Mitchell, Kristi, Joey, Tyler and Stephanie; and brother, Jim (Judy) Woehler of Montana. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St.Charles. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Research, c/o Firstar Bank, 1500 Lincoln Hwy., St. Charles, IL 60174. For information, (630) 584-0060.

Phyllis L. Noren
Services for Phyllis L. Noren (nee Chapleau), 81, of Lombard, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park. Mrs. Noren died Sunday, Aug.30, 1998, at Good Samaritan Hospital.  Interment will be in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace. A retired secretary for a high school, she was the wife of the late Walter Noren; mother of Richard (Juanita) and Laurel (James) Gustafson; grandmother of Marikit, Jaymie, Andrew and Mike; sister of Raymond (Nancy) Chapleau; and aunt of several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 832-4161.

Dwaine `John' Pleasant
Funeral services for Dwaine `John' Pleasant, 64, a resident of Mundelein for more tha 40 years, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Kristan Funeral Home, 219 W. Maple Ave. (Route 176), Mundelein. Born Aug. 30, 1934, he died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in Dyersburg, Tenn.  Interment will be in Diamond Lake Cemetery, Mundelein. He is survived by his children, Donald (Donna) of Mundelein, William of Mundelein, Carl (Debra Busch) of West Palm Beach, Fla., Cindy Baker of Mundelein and Denise (Gerardo) Salazar of Mundelein; brothers, Monroe (Nell), Joe (Betty) and Peter (Dolores), all of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, sisters and brothers-in-law. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emily `Toots', on May 12, 1998. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 566-8020.

John J. Ronan Sr.
A funeral Mass for John J. Ronan Sr., 82, of St. Charles, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Patrick's Church, downtown.Fr. Charles E. Ronan will be the celebrant and Fr. Robert Miller will be the concelebrant. Born April 29, 1915, in Chicago, the son of Raymond and Ann (nee Foley) Ronan Sr., he died Sunday, Aug.30, 1998, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva.  Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva. The Ronans moved to St. Charles in the early 1920's and John was raised in the family home on 7th Street.He graduated from Fox Valley High School in Aurora, now known as Marmion Military Academy and later attended the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Enlisting in the Marines in 1939, John served in the South Pacific during World WarII.  He was a survivor of the Dec.7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.  A master technical sergeant, he was involved inthe secret radar operations in Hawaii and taught Radar Theory at what is now the University of Hawaii.  He was discharged in 1946, and returned to St. Charles, where he lived for many years on 5th Street, and worked for Illinois Bell in Chicago and the Fox Valley.  Mr. Ronan was active in church affairs at St.Patrick's in St. Charles.  He was also an amateur radio Ham (KD9RR). Known for his wit, John was popular both at St.Patrick's and among his friends from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.  A man of faith, devotion and humor, John Ronan is deeply missed. Mr. Ronan is survived by his loving wife, Madeline; daughter, Mary Colette (Elliott) Jacobson of Gloucester, Mass.; sons, John Jr., Michael of Gloucester, Mass. and James of Chicago; sisters, Mary (George) Essig of St. Charles and Elizabeth (William) Webb of Plymouth, Mass.; and two brothers, Fr. Charles Ronan of Loyola University, Chicago and Edward of St. Charles. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lorraine (nee Morey) Ronan; and brothers, James and Raymond. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today, at Norris Funeral Home, 100 S.Third St., St.Charles. Contributions in Mr. Ronan's memory may be made to the Fox Valley Hospice, 200 Whitfield Dr., Geneva, IL 60134. For information, (630) 584-2000 or www.NorrisFH.com.

Linda Sue Schaaf (nee Hendrix), 44, of Elgin, died Sunday, Aug.23.  Arrangements were made by Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, Bartlett, (630) 289-7575.

George J. Spriet
Services for George J. Spriet, 85, of St. Charles, will begin at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St., Geneva, proceeding to St. Patrick Mission Church, 6 N 491 Crane Road, St. Charles, for Mass at 10 a.m. Born Sept. 29, 1912, in Moline, to Frank and Pharilda (nee Youdlts) Spriet, he passed away Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at his residence. Burial will follow Mass, in River Hills Cemetery, Batavia. At age 8 months, Mr. Spriet came to live with the Coryn family on a farm outside of St. Charles. A lifelong member of the community, he continued farming until 1991. The land presently is owned and under development by the St.Charles Park District, and in the future will be named the Spriet Sports Complex.Mr. Spriet was also a lifelong member of the Kane County Farm Bureau and a member of St.Patrick Mission Church. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Flora Spriet (nee Tooley); son, Les Spriet of St.Charles; daughters, Elaine (Peter) Thompson of Houston, Texas, and Jan Spriet of St.Charles; brother, Edward Spriet of St.Charles; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Spriet was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank, Albert and Charles Spriet; and sister, Mary Murrin. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.  Memorials in Mr.Spriet's name may be made to the St. Patrick Church Building Fund or to the charity of donor's choice. For information, (630) 232-8233.

Agnes B. Stasen
Funeral Services for Agnes B. Stasen, 97, of Elgin, will begin at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin, and continue with a 11 a.m. Mass at St. Laurence Catholic Church. Born Jan. 8, 1901, in Algonquin, the daughter of Louis and Anna VanderAue, she died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at Manor Care Health Care Services in Elgin. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Fox River Grove. A resident of Elgin for more than 50 years, she was a member of St. Laurence Catholic Church of Elgin. Survivors include her sons, George (Patricia) Stasen of Newtown Square, Pa. and Howard (Sarah) Stasen of Glenview; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George in 1970; brother, Charles VanderAue; and sister, Della VanderAue. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Agnes B. Stasen Memorial Fund at Provena St. Joseph Hospital. For information, (847) 741-8800.
Arlene B. Wegner (nee Brown), 81, of Wood Dale, died Sunday, Aug. 30. Arrangements were made by Humes Funeral Home, Addison, (630) 628-8808.

Richard `Rick' Welzien
Services for Richard `Rick' Welzien, 52, of Elgin, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Apostolic Christian Church in Elgin. Born Feb. 5, 1946, in Chicago, to Charles and Grace (nee Rezabak) Welzien, he died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, at his home. Mr. Welzien had been a resident of Elgin for more than 30 years. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and his master's degree from Northern Illinois University.  He had been employed by School District U-46 as a math teacher at Tefft Middle School in Streamwood for more than 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Stephany Welzien (nee Fehr); son, Brian Welzien of Elgin; aunt, Marie Woodville of Alsip; uncle Edward Welzien of Alsip; and cousin, Sharon Satka of Evergreen Park. He was preceded in death by his parents; and uncle, Bud Welzien. Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.Wednesday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin, and from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the church. Memorials may be given to the Apostolic Christian Resthaven Nursing Home or to the American Heart Association. For information, (847) 741-8800.


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