Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Casmira `Myra' H. DeSilvia
Services for Casmira `Myra' H. DeSilvia (nee Chrusciel), 83, of Palatine, will begin with prayers at 9:30 a.m. Friday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Thomas Villanova Catholic Church, 1152 E. Anderson Drive, Palatine.
Born March 22, 1915, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, Sept.1, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights. Entombment will be in Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Arlington Heights.
A homemaker, Mrs. DeSilvia is survived by her daughter, Vivian (Carl) Gulock of Somerset, Ky.; son, Edward Raymond DeSilvia of Palatine; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Catherine) Gulock, James Gulock and Scott Gulock; great-grandchildren, Danielle and Ethan Gulock; sister-in-law, Nora (Earl) Hora of Arlington Heights; brother-in-law, Raymond (Alice) DeSilvia of Des Plaines; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward P. DeSilvia; five brothers; and four sisters.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 358-7411. 

Delores M. Doherty
Mass for Delores M. Doherty, 70, of Arlington Heights, formerly of the Norwood Park community of Chicago, will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at Immaculate Conception Church at Harlem and Talcott Ave., Chicago.
Born March 1, 1928, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Ms. Doherty worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Company as an accounting clerk.
She was the sister of Lorraine (the late Daniel) McCambridge of Crystal Lake, James (Marion) Doherty of Des Plaines, Shirley (the late Linus `Bill') Kelly of Arlington Heights and Phyllis (the late John) Hoch of Arlington Heights; and fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, at M.J. Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago.
Memorials may be made to the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607.
For information, (847) 823-6540.

Astrid M. Faunce
Memorial services for Astrid M. Faunce (nee Lassesson), 92, of Rolling Meadows, will be held at noon Sunday, at St. John United Church of Christ, 1445 W. Algonquin Road, in Palatine.
Born Feb. 9, 1906, in Minnesota, she died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at her home.  Burial will be private.
A homemaker, Mrs. Faunce was the wife of the late Harold; mother of Beverly (the late Russell) Adkins; grandmother of Randall (Linda), Robin (Joseph) Lasnoski and the late Helena; and great-grandmother of Nathan, Kent and Brittney.
Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ.
Arrangements were made by Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, Arlington Heights.
For information, (847) 253-5423.

Lawrence `Larry' Fullett
Services for Lawrence `Larry' Fullett, 61, will be held at 11 a.m. today, at Congregation Bnai Emunah, 9131 Niles Center Rd. (at Church St.), Skokie.  Interment will be in Shalom Memorial Park.
Hewas the beloved husband of Marcia (nee Mines); devoted father of Joy (David) Ellison, Lisa (Jeff) Wilgus and Amy (Lou) Cody; loving Papa of Ross, Scott and Brent Ellison, Meghan and Parker Wilgus, and Brandon Cody; dear brother of Bernard (Anita), Dolores Lindenbaum and Harry (Jeanette); cherished son of the late Ruth and Joseph Fullett; adored son-in-law of Nora and Julius Mines; dear brother-in-law of Harvey (Marilyn) Mines; and fond uncle of many nieces and nephews and greatnieces and great-nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cancer Wellness Center, 215 Revere Dr., Northbrook, IL 60062.
Arrangements were made by Chicago Jewish Funerals, David Jacobson Funeral Director.
For information, (847) 509-5011. 

Leona G. Kemp-Redini
Funeral services for Leona G. Kemp-Redini (nee Tiefenthaler), 82, of Glen Ellyn, formerly of Hanover Park and Sioux Narrows, Ontario, Canada, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, with the Rev. James Frank officiating.
Born May 20, 1916, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield.
Burial will be private.
A homemaker, Leona was a member of the Hanover Park Senior Citizens Program and an active member of Living Christ Lutheran Church in Hanover Park.  Through the church, Leona was involved in several community service programs, including the PADS program which she volunteered for.
Her family includes her husband of two years, Orlando J. Redini, and she was preceded in death by her first husband, Lucien Edward Kemp; children, Sandra Jeanne Kemp of Cedar Falls, Iowa, John F. (Carol M.) Kemp of Arlington Heights and Duane E. (Drema) Kemp of Hanover Park; granddaughters, Pamela Jeane Kemp and Pamela Ann Fiello; six grandchildren, Diane, Danielle,Christopher, Timothy, Christina and Anthony; and stepsons, Ronald S., Jerry and Kenneth F. Redini.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Living Christ Lutheran Church, 1402 Arlington Dr., Hanover Park, IL 60103; or the Hospice of DuPage, 690 E. North Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188.
For information, (847) 253-0168.

Charles L. Kleinofen
Memorial services for beloved husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend, Charles L. Kleinofen, 82, of Rockford, formerly of Arlington Heights, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at River Bluff Nursing Home, Rockford.
Born May 23, 1916, in Evanston, he died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at River Bluff Nursing Home.
Mr. Kleinofen was married to Helen Baeger May 10, 1941, in Arlington Heights, and lived there until moving to Rockford in 1986. Employed by Union '76 Oil as a computer operations manager, he retired in 1973.  Charlie enjoyed and excelled at golfing and bowling, and enjoyed the comraderie of his family, friends and many acquaintances.
Survivors include his daughter, Jaclyn Hickey of Rockford; grandsons, Sean (Melissa) Hickey of Miami, Fla., and Shane (Becky) Hickey of Osceola, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Zacree, Sarah and Caylynn; brother, Walter Kleinofen of Lake Forest; nieces, Joanne (Don) Murray, Lois (Richard) Mengarelli, Nancy (Geary) Axen; nephew, Roger (Jean) Baeger; numerous great-nieces and -nephews; and special friend, Mary Salvi.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; brothers, Edward and Fredrick; and sisters, Genevieve and Charlotte.
Memorials may be made to River Bluff Nursing Home.
Arrangements were made by Fred C. Olson Funeral Chapels Ltd., Rockford.
For information, (815) 963-9251.

Frank Kopetsky Jr.
Memorial services for Frank Kopetsky Jr., 66, of Carpentersville, will be held at 5 p.m.Friday at Randall Oaks Golf Course - Pebble Beach Room, 37W361 Binnie Rd., West Dundee.
Born March 18, 1932, in Colorado Springs, Colo., the son of Frank and Caroline (nee Kriwanek) Kopetsky, he died Friday, Aug. 21, 1998, at home of complications from leukemia, surrounded by family and friends.
Frank was a veteran of the Air Force and reached the rank of staff sergeant during his enlistment from 1951 - 1954.  While in the Air Force, he met and married Mary Lou Crandall in Dayton, Ohio.
Frank graduated cum laude from Colorado State University with a degree inmechanical engineering and was employed as a sales manager for General Electric for 30 years, retiring in 1989.  His hobbies included playing golf, traveling, volunteering, cooking and socializing with family and friends.
Survivors include his children, Steve (Linda Vidal) Kopetsky of Petaluma, Calif.,Darren (Michelle) Kopetsky of Elgin, Kim Kopetsky of Vernon Hills, Traci Kopetsky of Hoffman Estates and Rich Kopetsky of Algonquin; grandchildren, Matthew, Paul and Kayla Kopetsky; brothers, Carl Joseph of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Dale Anthony of Florida; many nieces and nephews; many dear friends; and his dog, Rusty.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Merle Francis; niece and nephew, Mary Pat and Brian Kopetsky; and his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated in his honor to the Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region, P.O. Box 15919, Colorado Springs, CO 80935. 

Ethel Lange
Services for Ethel Lange of Mount Prospect will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road (at Northwest Hwy.), Mount Prospect.
Born Nov. 3, 1913, in Chicago, she died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at Holy Family Medical Center.
She was a member of Billy Caldwell Post #806 of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was the wife of the late Kenneth C.; mother of Kenneth T. (Lisa) Lange and Karen Wilson; and grandmother of Afton, Aaron, K.C. and Cory.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of services at 8 p.m. Saturday.
For information, (847) 255-7800.

Loretta Lepinski 
Funeral services for Loretta Lepinski, 74, of Des Plaines, will begin with prayers at 10:30 a.m.Saturday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road (at Northwest Hwy.), Mount Prospect, and continue to St. Emily Church for Mass at 11 a.m.
Born Nov. 22, 1923, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Sept.2, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital.Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery.
She was the wife of Alfred; mother of Paul (Nancy), Ronald (Cherise), Alfred Lepinski Jr.and Kathleen Lepinski; sister of Gertrude Ozog, Lucille Blazinski, Dolores Donash, Irene Regosh and the late Emily Moscinski and Virginia Szymura; grandmother of Terrance and Gabriel; and dear friend of Judy Cammarata.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
In lieuof flowers, memorials may be made to the Y-Me Foundation.
For information, (847) 255-7800.

Robert Evans Lyon
A memorial service for Robert Evans Lyon will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrections, (Route 59, one block south of Roosevelt), West Chicago.
He was with his family when he died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at his home in Wheaton. Interment will be private.
Dr. Lyon, 74, was a resident of Wheaton for 30 years.  He was born Oct. 21, 1923, Mancelona, Mich.  Following service in the Army during World War II, he received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology.
Dr. Lyon was awarded a fellowship to Columbia University in NYC in 1949, and in 1953, received a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. He was licensed as a professional civil engineer in the state of Indiana, and taught review courses at Purdue University. He was granted an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1964 and was initiated to Beta Gamma Sigma.
He joined Standard Oil of Indiana in 1953 as a chemical engineer and later joined America International Oil Company and worked for the Chicago office of Amoco as an international economist for acquisitions and divestitures until his retirement in 1983. After his retirement, he was a volunteer tax consultant for AARP and became interested in genealogy, and was granted life memberships in the Mayflower Society, the Order of Charlemagne and Founders and Patriots.

Theresa Van Marel, 85, of Downers Grove, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998.
Arrangements were made by KnollcrestFuneral Home, (630) 932-1500. 

John J. Wheeler
Prayers for John J. Wheeler, 72, formerly of the Chicagoland area, will be said today during a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Ansgar's Catholic Church in Hanover Park. Born April 7, 1926, in Centralia, Ill., to John J. Sr.and Ardyl (nee Bellew), he died Saturday, Aug.15, 1998, at the Veterans Nursing Home in Ft. Thomas, Ky. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Mr. Wheeler worked at Glidden Paint in Chicago and in his later years, served as a merchant marine on the Great Lakes.  He was a decorated Army veteran of both World War II and theKorean War. He was the beloved husband of Wanda (nee Godlewski); loving father of Patricia Brown of Los Angeles, Kathryn Brown of Schaumburg, Leo (Diana) Wheeler of Columbus, Ohio and Carol Lee (David) Sinople of Lake in the Hills; grandfather of 13; and great-grandfather of five. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Virginia E. Bartik
Funeral services for Virginia E. Bartik (nee Kucharski), 72, of Rolling Meadows, will be held at 7 p.m.Saturday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.,1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. Born May 3, 1926, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare Center in Arlington Heights. Mrs.Bartik was a member of the Community Church of Rolling Meadows and the Brookwood Condominium Association, and was active with the Strays Halfway House. She was the wife of the late John J.; mother of Tom Bartik of Rolling Meadows, Kathy (Ron) Leidiger of Prospect Heights and John (Sharon) Bartik of Kettering, Ohio; grandmother of Jackie (Scott) Quinn, Thomas and Victoria Bartik, Kerri (Todd) Stain, Kendra (Jeff) Rosberg, Ken and Chris Beckman and Jason and Greg Bartik; three great-grandchildren, Trey, Greg and Trevor; and sisters, Dorothy (John) Witucki of Arlington Heights, Lorraine (Bill) Levatino of Chicago and Jean Bates of Irving, Texas. She was loved by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 3 p.m.until the time of services at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Strays Halfway House, P.O. Box 68811, Schaumburg, IL 60168-0811. For information, (847) 253-0168.

Pauline F. Brandt
Funeral services and burial for Pauline F. Brandt, 83, of Carpentersville, will be held on Tuesday in Pleasant Hill, Ohio. Born April 14, 1915, in Greenville, Ohio, to Louis and Pearl Catherine (nee Rolf) Hathaway, she died Thursday, Sept.3, 1998, at Sherman Westcourt. A former resident of Pleasant Hill for many years, Mrs. Brandt had lived in Carpentersville since 1994. She was a retired, longtime employee of Hobart Manufacturing in Troy, Ohio. Survivors include her son, Maurice L. (Joan) Henninger of Carpentersville; granddaughters, Melanie (Charles) Romano of McHenry, Sherri (Robert) Crowe of South Elgin and Maureen Henninger of Carpentersville; great-grandchildren, Kris and Tony Romano, and Scott, Bryan and Kristin Crowe; brother, Jack (Virginia) Hathaway of Greenville; sisters, Kate Colville and Helen Ware, both of Greenville; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Shewas preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Brandt; and brothers, James, Lewis and Richard Hathaway. Arrangements were made by Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee. For information, (847) 426-3436.

William Burns
William Burns, 74, of Palm Coast, Fla., formerly of Mount Prospect, died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, at his home. Mr. Burns was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Marie (nee Strunck); children, Patrick (Tracy) of Lake Bluff, Cathy (Dave) Bond of Malvern, Pa., Maribeth (John) Washburne of Arlington Heights, Peggy (Keith) Peak of Palatine and Susan (Mike) Olden of Atlanta, Ga.; and grandchildren, Eric, Steve and Sarah Bond; Brian, Dan and Amy Washburne; Teddy and Koko Burns; and Billy, Michelle and Meghan Olden.

Dorothy M. Cameron
Services for Dorothy M. Cameron, 78, of Lake Como, Wis.,formerly of Northbrook, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd.,410 E.Belvidere Road, Grayslake.The Rev.Richard Rubietta of the United Protestant Church of Grayslake will officiate. Born Dec.14, 1919, in West Virginia, she passed away Thursday, Sept.3, 1998, at her residence. Mrs.Cameron had made her home in the Lake Geneva area since 1983. She leaves her sons, Ernest Cameron of Mundelein and Jeffrey (Meaghan) Cameron of Round Lake Park; four grandchildren; sisters, Avis Bell of Missouri and Rebecca (George) Hain of West Salem, Ill.; and brother, Joseph Hughes of Arco, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Cameron, in November, 1984. Friends of the family may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral chapel. Contributions may be made in her memory to the American Lung Association. For information, (847) 223-8122.

Anne L. Carroll
A memorial service for Anne L. Carroll, 74, of Woodstock, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Saturday, Sept.12, at the Congregational Unitarian Universalist Church at Dean and South St., in Woodstock. She was born Anna Louise Steffen on July 25, 1924, in Elgin, and she died Tuesday, Sept.1, 1998, at her home. Mrs. Carroll grew up in Elgin and graduated from Quincy High School in 1942.  She became a registered nurse in 1947, receiving her nurses' training at Sherman Hospital School of Nursing through the U.S. Nurse Cadet Corps.  She was a founding member of the McHenry County Bird Watchers Club, which became the McHenry County Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society.  She helped found the McHenry County Defenders, an enviromental organization, and served on its executive board for many years. Mrs.Carroll was a member of the Woodstock Doe Club, the Woodstock Country Club and the Our Night Out Bridge Club. She received a community service award from the DAR for her many years of enviromental activism. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, William M. Carroll Jr.; five children, W.Michael (Karin) Carroll of Antioch, Calif.,John (Patricia) Carroll of Yadkinville, N.C., Timothy Carroll of Folsom, Calif., Peter (Catherine) Carroll of Crystal Lake and Wendy (Marvin) Hill of Johnson Creek, Wis.; seven grandchildren, David, Diana, Melissa, Clay, Andrew, Elise and Patrick; four brothers, Nathan (Marilyn) Steffen and Fred (Judy) Steffen of Elgin, Garth (Connie) Steffen of Portland, Ore. and Grand (Stuart) Steffen of Denver, Colo.; and three sisters, Barbara (William) Phelps of Elgin, Lorna (Donald) Schrock of Morton and Eleanor (David) Hanchett of Scottsdale, Ariz.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Ezra Steffen and her mother, Rose (nee Grimm) Steffen. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the McHenry County Defenders, 132 Cass St., Woodstock, IL 60098. Arrangements were made by Schneider-Leucht-Merwin-Cooney Funeral Home, 132 Cass St., Woodstock. For information, (815) 338-1710.

Linda Jo Donohue, 49, of Addison, died Thursday, Sept. 3.  Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, Schaumburg, (847) 882-5580.

Earl Edwin Egli
Services for Earl Edwin Egli, 69, of Hanover Park, will be held at 11:30 a.m.today,at Church of the Living Christ, 1402 Arlington Drive West, Hanover Park. Born Dec.25, 1928, he died Thursday, Sept.3, 1998, at home.Cremation will be private. A resident of Hanover Park for 35 years, Mr.Egli was a supervisor for the Zenith Electronics Company. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Elaine Egli (nee Siavelis); daughters, Linda Susan of Hanover Park, Debra Lee of Chicago, and Julie Ann of Hanover Park; brother, Keith (Roma) Egli of Gaithersburg, Md.; brother-in-law, Bill (Vicki) Siavelis of Chicago; and four nieces and nephews. Mr.Egli will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11:30 a.m. today, at the church. Arrangements were made by Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, Streamwood/Schaumburg. For information, (630/847) 289-8054.

June G. Griffin
Services for June G. Griffin (nee Miller), 76, of Des Plaines, will be held at 10 a.m.Tuesday, at St. Mary Church, Des Plaines. Born June 14, 1922, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Holy Family Hospital. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. A homemaker, she was the mother of Lawrence and Scott Griffin; sister of Josephine Oberhardt; and grandmother of Amy and Michael Griffin. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. For information, (847) 824-5155.

Lois V. Hamen, 74, of Elgin, died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998.  Arrangements were made by Countryside Funeral Home, Streamwood, (630) 289-8054.

Stanley A. Jans
Memorial services for Stanley A. Jans, 58, of Naperville, will be held at 2 p.m. today, at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W.Van Buren, Naperville. Born Aug.14, 1940, in Berwyn, he died Wednesday, Sept.2, 1998, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove.Interment will be private. Mr. Jans had been a resident of Naperville for the past year, having moved there from Glendale Heights. He was a certified nuclear power plant welder and had worked for the Danley Machine Shop in Cicero for 7 1/2 years and Electro Motive for many years.  He was most recently the manager of Oil X-Change in Schaumburg.Mr. Jans was also a Navy veteran. Surviving are his wife, Christine Jans (nee Guarine) of Naperville; mother, Genevieve Jans of Willowbrook; sons, Alfred (Judy) Rynne of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Michael (Patricia) Rynne of Naperville; daughters, Kristine Rynne of Batavia, Andrea Rynne of Pompano Beach, Fla.,Christine Jans, Linda Jans and Terri Jans; sisters, Georgianna Bird of Willowbrook and Bonita (Jim) Hank of Kenosha, Wis.; 12 grandchildren; and one greatgrandson. He was preceded in deathby his father, Bernard Jans. A memorial visitation will be held from noon until the time of services at 2 p.m.today, at the funeral home. Memorials in Mr.Jans' name may be made to the American Lung Association, 1749 S.Naperville Road, Suite #202, Wheaton, IL 60187. For information, (630) 355-0264.

Betty V. Jennings
Mrs. Betty V. Jennings, 79, a loving wife, mother, and lifelong resident of St.Charles, passed away after a long illness on Sept.4, 1998.  She is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, Donn; three children, Diane Brown of Brewton, Ala., Craig (Martha) Jennings of St. Charles and Susan (Ron) Mitchell of Vestavia Hills, Ala.;11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. As per her wishes, there will be no visitation. A private Episcopal family graveside service will be held at Union Cemetery in St. Charles. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that contributions be made to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements were made by Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles. For information, (630) 584-0060.

Bert Ketz
Services for Bert Ketz, 63, of St. Charles, will be held at 3 p.m. today, at Fox Valley Presbyterian Church, 227 East Side Dr., Geneva. Born June 12, 1935, in Sheboygan, Wis., he died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at home.  Interment will be private. Before his retirement, Mr. Ketz had been an employee of AT & T for 32 years. He was a member of the church and the St. Charles American Legion. Survivors include his son, Paul; and nieces, Renee Fuhrman and Cheryl Hallwachs. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Priscilla; and brother, Warren. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services Sunday, at the church. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager Ave., Barrington, IL 60010. Arrangements were made by Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles. For information, (630) 584-0060.

Louis Kuznik
Services for Louis Kuznik, 91, of Greenwood, Wis., formerly of Waukegan, will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, at the Gurnee/Salata Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee. Born April 21, 1907, in Steger, Ill., he died Thursday, Sept.3, 1998, at the Rolling Hills Manor after a short stay.  Interment will follow the services, in North Shore Cemetery. Mr. Kuznik had lived in Waukegan for 80 years before moving to Greenwood.  He owned his own woodworking business in the 1950s-1960s, retiring in 1969.  He moved to the country in Greenwood, where he enjoyed cutting wood.  He had been a member of the Carpenters Union Local 250 for more than 60 years and the Slovene National Benefit Society all of his life.  Surviving are his daughter, Marilyn Dobrzenski of Waukegan; two grandchildren, Jody (Jim) Ohlwein of Beach Park and John Dobrzenski of Waukegan; great-grandson, James Deadrick of Beach Park; and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary `Marie' Kuznik; son-in-law, John Dobrzenski; parents, Louis and Mary (nee Ceferin) Kuznik; and two sisters, Mary Wisse and Wilka Jones. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10:30 a.m.today, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 244-1155.

Sachiko Lauss
Funeral services for Sachiko Lauss, 72, of Naperville, formerly of Pekin, Ill.,will be held today in Pekin. Born March 10, 1926, in Kyushu, Japan, she died Thursday, Sept.3, 1998, at Edward Hospital, Naperville. Mrs. Lauss had been a 40-year resident of Pekin and a member of First United Methodist Church in Pekin. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Rose (Stanley) Wisz of Naperville; brother, Tosiharv Kurino of Japan; and three grandchildren, Chelsea, Stanley and Nathan Wisz, all of Naperville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Shichizaemon and Kie Kurino; husband, Leonard Lauss; brother, Shigeru Kurino; and sisters, Tsuruna Goto and Atsuko Kurino. Arrangements were made by Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, Naperville. For information, (630) 355-0264.

Ruth E. Law
Services for Ruth E. Law, 90, of Lake In The Hills, formerly of Crystal Lake, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today, at Laird Funeral Home, 120 S. Third St., West Dundee.  The Rev. Richard M. Russo will officiate. Born May 11, 1908, in Chicago, the daughter of George and Mary Ann Reinhart, she died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at the Apostolic Christian Resthaven.  Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Survivors include her children, Thomas Law of St. Petersburg, Fla., John Law of Lansing, Ill. and Ruth (Tom) King of Lake In The Hills; grandchildren, Tom and Scott Law, Christine (Doug) Weaver, Jeffrey Law, Casarsh (Bruce) Stark and Matthew King; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Lou Joyce of Chicago. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Tomin 1980. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Apostolic Christian Resthaven. For information, (847) 836-8770.

Julia `Jay' Morici
Services for Julia `Jay' Morici (nee Molini), 91, a 4-year resident of Naperville, formerly of Chicago, will begin Wednesday at 9:15 a.m.at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, and continue to Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 26 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville, for a 9:30 a.m.Mass of Christian Burial. Born Sept.12, 1906, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Meadowbrook Manor of Naperville. Interment will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles. Mrs. Morici grew up on the near northwest side of Chicago.Although she was primarily a homemaker, she did own and operate an ice cream parlor located on the corner of Ohio and Leavitt St.  She lived in Chicago until coming to Naperville four years ago. She was a member of Holy Rosary Parish in Chicago, and Sts.Peter and Paul Church in Naperville. Survivors include her three children, Dolores Maros of Naperville, Philip (Darlene) Morici of Naperville and Michael Jr. (Linda) Morici of Naperville; six grandchildren, Michael, Philip, Daniel, Christopher, Michael Jr.and Patrick; six greatgrandchildren, Joseph, Vincent, Dominic, Michael, Anthony and Kristy; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Sr., they wed on Sept.25, 1927, and he passed away in 1972; an infant son, Joseph, a brother, Joseph Molini, and a sister,Laura Cammarata. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 355-0213.
Lawrence J. O'Neill Jr., 95, of Florida, formerly of Downers Grove, died Wednesday, Sept. 2. Arrangements were made by Toon Funeral Home, Downers Grove, (630) 968-0408.

Ronald D. Paddack
A memorial service for Ronald D. Paddack, 59, of Mundelein, will be held at 2 p.m.Saturday, Sept.12, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Born July 30, 1939, in Three Lakes, Wis., he passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago.Interment will be in Three Lakes Cemetery. Formerly of Deerfield, Mr.Paddack had been a resident of Mundelein for the pasteight years.  He was a 1958 graduate of Highland Park High School and was a self-employed carpenter. Surviving are three children, Deborah (Robert) Nordstrom of Kenosha, Wis., Bill Paddack of Mundelein and Kimberly Paddack of Vernon Hills; mother, Rose Paddack of Spirit Lake, Idaho; sister, Dody Lauritsen of Lake Stevens, Wash.; four brothers, Dale Paddack of Hayden Lake, Idaho, Gene Paddack of Mahopac, N.Y., Gerald Paddack of Mundelein and Wesley Paddack of Austin, Minn.;and former wife, Gloria Paddack of Vernon Hills.  He was preceded in death by his father, William Paddack. Friends of the family may call from 1 p.m.until the time of services at 2  p.m.next Saturday. Contributions can be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation in his memory. For information, (847) 362-3009.

Jacoba Palmer
A memorial visitation for Jacoba Palmer (nee Klamer), 88, of Arlington Heights, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.,1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. Born Feb. 22, 1910, in Holland, she died Thursday, Sept.3, 1998, at her residence.  Interment will be private. A resident of Arlington Heights for 30 years, Mrs. Palmer was a former secretary for Weber Marking Company with 30 years of service. She was an active member of the Arlington Heights Senior Citizens Center. She was the wife of the late Henry Molenkamp and the late Ted Palmer; dear mother of Kurt (Cathy) Molenkamp of Lake in the Hills and the late Kent Molenkamp; cherished grandmother of nine; great-grandmother of 11; stepgrandmother of one; and dear sister of Jay (Eddie) Klamer of Lodi, Wis., Anne of Florida; and the late Fred and John Klamer. Memorial contributions may be given to the Arlington Heights Senior Citizens Center. For information, (847) 253-0168.

Adeline K. Powers
Prayers for Adeline K. Powers (nee Knight), 84, an 8-year resident of Buffalo Grove, formerly of Oak Park for more than 40 years, will be said at 8:30 a.m.today, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 195 N.Buffalo Grove Rd. (two blocks north of Lake-Cook Rd.), Buffalo Grove.Mass will follow at 9 a.m.at St.Mary Church, Buffalo Grove. Born in Minneapolis, Minn.,she died Wednesday, Sept.2, 1998, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Mr.John Farrell Powers, he died in 1968; mother of John F. (Marianne) Powers Jr. and Joan P. (Michael) Turnbull; sister of Evelyn (Elmer) Solnes; and grandmother of Christopher, Michael and Katherine Powers, and Mark and Meghan Turnbull. Memorials to the American Heart Association are appreciated. For information, (847) 215-6656.

Theresa M. Rice
Services for Theresa M. Rice (nee DiRenzo), 67, of Elk Grove Village, formerly of Northlake, will begin with chapel prayers at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road (three blocks south of Biesterfield Road), Elk Grove Village, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m.,at St.Julian Eymard Church. Born in Chicago, she died Thursday, Sept.3, 1998, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Mrs.Rice was retired after 30 years of service for General Warehouse and Transport Company, where she was an account executive. Survivors include her children, James L. (Kathy) Rice, Annaree L. (Jeffrey) Suess, Eileen J. Rice and Terri M. (Mike) Levesque; grandchildren, Natalie, Thomas and Michael Rice, Eric and Nicole Suess, and Kevin, Amy, Tina and Marc Levesque; and brothers, Julio (Katie) DiRenzo, Vince (Janet) DiRenzo and Leo (Rosie) DiRenzo. She was preceded in death by her husband, James A.Rice, in 1973; brothers, Frank DiRenzo and John (Mary) DiRenzo; and sisters, Lucy Steiger, Vera (Louie) Evangelisti, Mary Keely and Jenny DiRenzo. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral chapel. Please omit flowers. For information, (847) 640-0566.

Rose Kathleen Rohr
Services for Rose Kathleen Rohr (nee Buckley), 96, of Cookeville, Tenn., formerly of Palatine, will begin with prayers at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Highway, Palatine, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m., at St.Theresa Church, 467 N. Benton St. Born July 17, 1902, in Port Byron, Ill., one of 15 children born to Patrick and Mary (nee Murray) Buckley, she died Thursday, Sept.3, 1998, in Cookeville.  Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Mrs. Rohr had retired from nursing after 40 years of serving as a public health nurse for the City of Chicago. She developed the Premature Infant Program and participated in the field work for the Salk Polio Vaccine. She had previously taught all grades in a one-room schoolhouse. Mrs. Rohr moved to Palatine in 1964 and attended St. Theresa Church. She was the beloved wife of the late Herbert Rohr; loving mother of Dr. Herbert `Jack' (Doreen) Rohr and Dr. Michael E. (Esther) Rohr; cherished grandmother of Kendall (Michael) Keller, Heather Killian, Brian (Marianne) Rohr, Maria (James) Green, Ruth Rohr, Timothy (Lori) Rohr, Kevin (Gabriella) Rohr, Nancy Rohr and the late Patrick A. Rohr; great-grandmother of Patrick Green and Matthew Keller; and dear sister of Mary Turner. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at thefuneral home. For information, (847) 359-8020.

Edra L. Schmidt
Funeral services for Edra L. Schmidt, 75, of Naperville, will be held at 11 a.m.Tuesday, at Bethany Lutheran Church, 1550 Modaff Road, Naperville, with the Rev.Terry McReynolds officiating. Born March 31, 1923, in Big Springs, W.Va.,she died Thursday, Sept.3, 1998, at Edward Hospital in Naperville.Interment will be in Wheatland Cemetery, Naperville. Mrs.Schmidt had been a resident of Naperville since 1953, coming from Matteson, Ill.She was a 4-H leader and assisted at the DuPage County Fair for many years.An Avon representative for 22years, she was a member of the Alliance of the Mentally Ill of DuPage County and an active and very involved member of Bethany Lutheran Church since 1953. She is survived by her husband, Waldemar `Wally' Schmidt of Naperville; two sons, Harlan (Karen) Schmidt of Lombard and Charles (Arlene) Schmidt of Naperville; two daughters, Walena Schmidt of Naperville and Florence (Larry) Landorf of Warrenville; brother, William Snider of Cleveland, Ohio; three sisters, Mabel Strnad of Cleveland, Ohio, Florence Matyas of Brunswick, Ohio and Leona (Mitchel) Milanko of Brunswick, Ohio; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Florence (nee Weinrich) Snider; brother, Lewis Snider; and two sisters, Addie Richards and Rosemary Thompson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W.Van Buren, Naperville. Memorials in Mrs.Schmidt's name may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church. For information, (630) 355-0264.

Arthur E. Schmitz
Services for Arthur E. Schmitz, 75, of Heather Ridge in Gurnee, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W.Park Ave., Libertyville. Born Feb. 11, 1923, in Chicago, he passed away suddenly Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Mr. Schmitz was a graduate of Lane Technical High School in Chicago. Formerly a resident of Lake Forest for 35 years, he had lived in Heather Ridge for the past eight years. A veteran of the Army Air Corps, he served in the China Burma-India Theater as a pilot during World War II.  He later graduated from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.,and began a career as a food and beverage director for hotels and country clubs. He was employed by the Pick-Congress Hotel and McCormick Place, and later became vice president and general manager of the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago. He went on to become the club manager for the Exmoor and Northmoor Country Clubs in Highland Park and finally retired from the Merit Club in Libertyville, which he helped form and design. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Mabel Schmitz of Gurnee; two sons, Keith (Susan) Schmitz of Addison and B. Scott (Sally) Schmitz of Lake Bluff; and five grandchildren, Alison, Amy, Larry, Michael and Troy. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Eleanor Schmitz. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory. For information, (847) 362-3009.

Earl Joseph Seul
Services for Earl Joseph Seul, 81, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Antioch, were privately held. He passed away Tuesday, June 23, 1998. Mr. Seul was born in Northfield and attended St. Norbert's grammar school.  He was a member of the Wheeling Police Reserve from 1958 until 1961 and was captain of the Reserves in 1961.  He was also responsible for acquiring the first ambulance for the town of Wheeling. He is survived by his wife, Anna (nee Schambony); daughters, JoAnn Theobald, Leona Ginn and Lori Keller; sons, William, Joseph Earl and John; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Mildred `Mimi' Guppy. He was preceded in death by his son, Phillip, and three brothers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice at the Valley, East Office, 2222 S.Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ 85206.

Richard J. Siegel
Services for Richard J. Siegel, 73, of Antioch, formerly of Mundelein, will be held at 10 a.m. today, at Kristan Funeral Home P.C., 219 W. Maple Ave. (Route 176), Mundelein.  The Rev. Kenneth Press will officiate. Born Aug. 8, 1925, in Evanston, he died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, at home.  Interment will follow the services, in Willow Lawn Memorial Park, Mundelein. A resident of the area for many years, Mr. Siegel was retired from Illinois Bell Telephone Company.  He was also a veteran, having served in the Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Marianne Siegel (nee Worrall); three children, Richard W. Siegel of Sea Ranch, Calif., Gary M. (Bonnie) Siegel of Glenview and Dawn (Tom) Williams of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter-inlaw, Bette Van Aken of Gurnee; brother, William Siegel of Buffalo Grove; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Siegel (nee Koseck); and son, Craig L. Siegel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Condell Hospice of Libertyville, 115 Church St.,Libertyville, IL 60048. For information, (847) 566-8020.

Ransom D. Slayton
Services for Ransom D. Slayton, 81, of Glenview, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept.10, at Glenview Evangelical Free Church, corner of Golf and Shermer Rds., Glenview.   Born March 10, 1917, in Salem, Neb., he died Tuesday, Sept.1, 1998, at Evanston Hospital.Interment will held at 10 a.m.Friday, Sept.11, in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Route 83 and Roosevelt Rd., Oakbrook Terrace. Retired from Teletype Corportion, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret M. Slayton (nee Ang), and is survived by his children, R. Duane Slayton, David Slayton, Paul (MaryAnn) Slayton, Sharon (Duayne) Manz and Karla (Stephen) Fogel; sisters, Mary (Charles) Dornes and Alice (Walter) Braun; 10 grandsons; five granddaughters; and one stepgrandson. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept.10, at N.H. Scott and Hebblethwaite Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Rd.(two blocks south of Lake Ave. on west side), Glenview. Memorials may be made to Glenview Evangelical Free Church, 2 Shermer Rd., Glenview, IL 60025. For information, (847) 998-1020.

Lucile C. Swanson (nee Clapham), 72, of Lombard, died Thursday, Sept.3.  Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 629-0094.

Freeman H. Tarter
Funeral services for Freeman H. Tarter, 83, of Oregon, Ill., formerly of St. Charles, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Charles, where he was a member.  The Rev. Kenneth Ahlstrand will officiate. Born June 21, 1915, in Coalwood, W.Va., he died Wednesday, Sept. 3, at his daughter's home in Oregon. Burial will be in North Cemetery, St. Charles. At the age of 13, Mr. Tarter moved to Mooseheart, Ill. and graduated with the class of 1945.  Before his retirement in 1980, he was employed by the Universal Water Softener Company in West Chicago and worked parttime for Parkway Press in Batavia for many years. He is survived by three daughters, Beverly (Dewey) Wyatt of Batavia, Donna (Jim) Rhodes of St. Charles and Peggy (Donald) Grandt of Oregon; sister, Mildred North of Clearwater, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Mr. Tarter was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, in 1985; his parents, Wiley and Rose Tarter; a brother; four sisters; and a grandson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St.Charles. Contributions may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 N. 5th Ave., St.Charles, IL 60174. For information, (630) 584-0060.

Crotia `Dee' Winstead
Services for Crotia `Dee' Winstead (nee Bartlett), 73, of Des Plaines, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road (at Northwest Highway), Mount Prospect. Born April 5, 1925, she died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. She was the beloved wife of the late Earl Winstead; loving mother of John and Louis Winstead, Patricia (Richard A.) Kent and Debra Flerlage; and cherished grandmother of Danielle, David and Dori. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. For information, (847)255-7800.

Gene J. Zack
A memorial visitation for Gene J. Zack will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. today, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle. Chapel services will follow at 3 p.m. Interment will be private. He was the beloved husband of Isabel Zack (nee Dominguez); devoted fatherof Monica Zack; loving son of the late Eugene and Rose Zikowski; and dear cousin of many. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Zack's name may be made to Community Nursing Services of DuPage County, 690 E. North Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188. For information, (630) 889-1700.

William A. Zahlman
Services for William A. Zahlman, of Elgin, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Tuesday, atCommunity Funeral Home, Route 25, Dundee. Mr. Zahlman died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, at Hoffman Estates Medical Center.Burial will be in Dundee East Cemetery. A Purple Heart veteran, he was the husband of Peggy; father of William Jr.and Thomas Zahlman and Lisa Wood; grandfather of Chad, Gena and Carly Wood; and brother of Murial Saida. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 426-3474.


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