Reuben O.F. Arason
Reuben O.F. Arason, 70, of International Falls, Minn., died of complications
from a stroke Tuesday evening, Sept. 1, 1998, in the hospice wing at St.
Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.
Reuben was born May 6, 1928, in Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada, where
he grew up.He moved to the Falls in 1959, where he has lived ever since.
He served in the Canadian Navy and worked for the Canadian National
On Aug. 11, 1950, hewas united in marriage to Lucille Bringham at Knox
United Church in Fort Frances.
He was part-owner of Arason Auto Body Shop for 28 years, and started
working for Einarson's Flying Service in March of 1987, retiring Aug.1,
Mr. Arason enjoyed fishing, golfing, woodworking, spending time at
his cabin in Canada and playing cards Friday nights with his wife and friends.
He was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, AM & FM 270 Masonic
Lodge and a past member of the Birthday Whist Club and Border Shrine.
He loved his family and friends and will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sig and Alvena (nee Haak)
Survivors include his wife, Lucille; son, Greg (Vicki) Arason of Lake
Zurich; daughters, Pam (Tom) Urban and Kathy Fisher, both of the Falls;
six grandchildren, Rehn, Kari, Jayme, Christine, Michael and Melissa; and
brothers, Walter (Beulah) Arason of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Lawrence
(Darlene) Arason of Andover, Minn.and Gerald (Delores) Arason of the Falls.
Stuart W. Griffith
Graveside services for Stuart W. Griffith, 73, a 3-year resident of
Pasadena, Md., formerly of Wheeling, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at
Hanover Cemetery East in Hanover, N.J.
Born Sept. 4, 1925, in Caldwell, N.J., he died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998,
at North Arundel Hospital in Glen Burnie, Md.
Mr. Griffith was a 1942 graduate of Madison High School in Madison,
N.J. From 1942 to 1949, he served in the Merchant Marines. Mr. Griffith
worked for Schaefeges Brothers General Construction Company for 30 years,
retiring in 1994. A member of East Anne Arundel Lions Club in Maryland,
he enjoyed stamp collecting, gardening and was an avid handyman.
Survivors include his children, Stuart W. Griffith Jr.of Illinois and
Cheryl A. Durour of McHenry; stepdaughter, Themasina L. Laidlow of Wheeling;
brothers, Lemoyne E.
`Skip' Griffith of Parsippany, N.J. and Roderick N. Griffith of Severna
Park, Md.; sister, Margaret Friffith of Pasadena, Md.; 13 grandchildren;
and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m.
and from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Stallings Funeral Home, Md.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Kidney Foundation.
For information, (410) 360-1770.
Vesta `Pat' Elleman
Funeral services for Vesta `Pat' Elleman, 69, of Charleston, S.C.,
will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at St.
Michael's Episcopal Church.
Born Feb. 10, 1929, in Worland, Wyo., the daughter of Charles Clifford
and Vesta (nee Willoro) Gay, she died Tuesday, Sept.8, 1998, at a hospital
Mrs. Elleman was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church.
She is survived by her son, Dean S. Elleman of Palatine; sister, Betty
Davenport of Billings, Mont.;and one grandson.
Arrangements were made by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel, Charleston,
For information, (803) 723-2524.
John S. Bedlek, 86, of Chicago, died Thursday, Sept. 9. Arrangements
were made by Grove Memorial Chapel, Elk Grove Village, (847) 640-0566.
Robert W. Bella
A memorial service for Robert W. Bella, 31, of St. Charles, will be
held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St.
Charles. The Rev. John Nelson will officiate.
Born March 11, 1967, in Newport Beach, Calif., to Robert and Carol
(nee Anderson) Bella, he died Sunday, Sept.6, 1998, at Alexian Brothers
Medical Center, Elk Grove Village.
Interment will be private.
Surviving are his parents, Robert and Carol of St. Charles; brother,
Edker (Jeana) Pope IV of Elburn; nephews, Edker Pope V and Alec Pope; sister-in-law,
Kelly Bella of Leland; and special friends, Bob and Jane Hosselroth of
Batavia and Don and Gloria Allen of Aurora.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Wade V. Bella; paternal grandparents,
Gaza and Rose Bella; maternal grandparents, Warren and Maureen Anderson;
uncle, Dennis Anderson; and great-uncle, Joe K.
Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services at 2:30
p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alexian Brothers Hospital
Hospice in Elk Grove Village, to the Open Door Clinic in Elgin, to the
Salvation Army, 1710 S. Seventh Ave., St. Charles, IL 60174, or to a charity
of donor's choice.
For information, (630) 584-0060.
Prayers for Rita Calma, will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday, 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. Isidore Church. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery.
She was the devoted mother of Rosalina (Jackson) Li, Leticia (Enrique)
Tan, Romeo (Araceli), Pacita (Rene) Gamaro, Dionisio (Daisy), Virginia
(Joel) Young, Victor (Julia) Ong and Jeanette Calma; dearest friend of
Sally Abrera; fond grandmother of 20; and great-grandmother of 12.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and Friday, at the funeral
For information, (630) 889-1700.
Anne L. Carroll
A memorial service for Anne L. Carroll, 74, of Woodstock, will be held
at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Congregational Unitarian Universalist Church
at Dean and South Streets, 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 environmental 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 environmental 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.
Gloria Joy Cunningham, Ph.D., 65, of Chicago, died Saturday, Sept. 5.
Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Carol Stream, (630) 510-0044.
Reverend John Cusack
A Mass of Christian Burial for the Reverend John Cusack, will be held
at 11 a.m. Friday, at the Chapel of the Province Center, 1212 E. Euclid
Ave., Arlington Heights.
Born Feb. 19, 1921, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Sept.6, 1998. Burial
will be in the Community Plot at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
He entered the Viatorian Novitiate in 1937, and pronounced his first
vows on Aug. 31, 1940. He graduated from DePaul University in 1946, and
received an M.A. in education from Catholic University in 1948. After theological
studies at Catholic University, John was ordained a priest on May 16, 1948.Father
John Cusack began a long career in Catholic Secondary Education. First,
at St.Thomas Vocational School in Savannah, Georgia, followed by Setpinac
High School inWhite Plains, N.Y., St. Philip High School in Chicago, and
Alleman High School in Rock Island, Ill. In 1959, John began his work with
the Viatorian Seminary Aid Association and missions.
Father Cusack was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Tessie;
brothers, William, the Rev.
Donald, Patrick, Thomas, Francis, James, Martin, the Rev.Joseph, the
Rev. Raymond and Michael.He is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until a wake service at 8 p.m. today,
at the Province Center.
Arrangements were made by Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, Arlington
For information, (847) 253-5423.
Services for Loretta DeLacey, 88, of Libertyville, will begin at 9:30
Saturday, at McMurrough Chapel, 101 Park Place, Libertyville, and continue
with Mass at 10 a.m., at St.Joseph Church.
Born March 29, 1910, in Libertyville Township, to Joseph and Anna Titus,
she died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, in Riverwoods North. Interment will be
in Ascension Cemetery.
The second of 11 children, Mrs. DeLacey was born and raised on the
farm that her grandfather established in the 1870s and that is still in
operation today. She worked on the farm until she was 20 years old and
then switched careers, becoming a housekeeper and nanny for a neighbor.
She was joined in marriage to Henry Herzing in 1932 and had three sons,
Paul, Henry and William. Her husband died suddenly in 1943, at the age
of 37, and for the next few years Loretta worked at Brown Paper Goods of
Libertyville. In 1945, she married Thomas DeLacey and had three more children,
Patricia, Thomas and Barbara.Her husband, Thomas, died in 1969.
Mrs. DeLacey is survived by her children, Paul (Josephine) Herzing
of Pennsylvania, Henry (Suzanne) Herzing of Florida, Bill (Patricia) Herzing
of Milwaukee, Wis., Patricia (Gary) Kissick of Dallas, Texas, Tom DeLacey
of Vernon Hills and Barbara (Richard) Shipway of Antioch; 11 grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; and sister, Anna Santoli of Phoenix, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by both husbands, Henry and Thomas; four
brothers; and five sisters.
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
If desired, masses in Mrs. DeLacey's memory would be greatly appreciated.
For information, (847) 362-2626.
William J. Eby
A memorial Mass for William J. Eby, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday,
at Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity Church, 191 Linden St., Winnetka. Interment
will be private.
He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy(nee Dowdle); loving father
of William J. Jr. (Dayle), Brian (Jeanne) Eby, Ann (John) Gordon and the
late Bruce Eby; fond grandfather of Jean Bolek, Erin, Kristin, Brian, Sean,
John, Bruce, Philip and Peter; and dear brother of Peg Peterson and the
late Thomas Eby.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass Friday, at the
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, 1700
E. Lake Ave., Glenview, IL 60025.
Arrangements were made by Donnellan Family Funeral Services, Skokie.
For information, (847) 675-1990.
Anne M. Eisler
Mass of Christian Burial for Anne M. Eisler, 75, a 48-year resident
of Mundelein, will be held at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, at Santa Maria del popolo Chapel, 116 N. Lake St., Mundelein,
where she was a member.
Born May 7, 1923, in Chicago, she died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Condell
Medical Center in Libertyville. Interment will follow Mass in Ascension
She is survived by seven children, Michael, David (Leanne), Andrew
(Kim), Timothy (Harriet), Nancy, Betty (Chris) Fugger and Susan; sister,
Mary Carmichael; 14 grandchildren; and her great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; two sons, Daniel
and Peter; and two brothers, James and Michael.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Kristan Funeral Home,
P.C., 219 W. Maple Ave. (Route 176), Mundelein.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
For information, (847) 566-8020.
Roy N. Erboe
Funeral services for Roy N. Erboe, 63, a 15-year resident of St. Charles,
will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St.,
Elgin, with the Rev. Julie Ryan officiating.
Born Jan.13, 1935, in Elgin, the son of Jens and Mildred Henard Erboe,
he died Saturday, Sept.5, 1998, at his home. Burial will be in Bluff City
Mr. Erboe was a veteran, having served in the Army, and a former member
of Zion Lutheran Church of Elgin.
Survivors include his daughter, Alice (Chris) James of Hawaii; one
grandson; four brothers, Harold (Pat) Erboe of Westfield, Wis., Jim (Shirley)
Erboe of Genoa, Lloyd Erboe of West Branch, Iowa and Robert (Colleen) Erboe
of Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 741-8800.
Peter Richard Flores
Services for Peter Richard Flores, 71, of Elgin, will be held at 10
a.m. Saturday, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St.Charles.
Born June 7, 1927, in Elgin, to Thomas and Anastacia Flores, he died
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. Interment will be private.
Mr. Flores graduated from Elgin High School in 1945 and served in the
Navy during World War II. Before his retirement, he owned and operated
Flores Plumbing and Heating in Elgin. After retirement, he served as the
canteen manager of American Legion Post #57 and, at the time of his death,
was employed by Amy Plumbing and Heating in Elgin.
Among his special interests, Mr. Flores was a member and past commander
of the American Legion Post and past president of the PHCC.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Natalie M. Flores; son, Paul
A. Flores of Orangevale, Calif.; daughters, Michele A. (Juan) Marquez of
South Elgin and Carrie M. Flores of Santa Clara, Calif.; grandsons, Gregory
P.and Jonathon T.Marquez of South Elgin; brothers, Joseph (Margaret) Flores
of Naperville, and Onorio (Margarita) Flores, Russell (Virginia) Flores,
Anthony (Jill) Flores and James (Susan) Flores, all of Elgin; sister, Carmen
Hernandez of Laguna Hills, Calif.; and many nephews, nieces, great-nephews
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters,
Feliciana Rivera and Margaret Pawlowski.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Cardiac Care Unit of Sherman Hospital,
934 Center St., Elgin,IL 60120, or to the charity of donor's choice.
For information, (630) 584-0060.
Raymond H. `Ray' Geister
Services for Raymond H. `Ray' Geister, 77, of East Dundee, will be
held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, East Dundee. The Rev.
Marc N. Schwichtenberg will officiate.
Born Sept. 2, 1921, in Algonquin, to Henry and Ella Geister, he died
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Carrington Care Center, South Elgin. Burial
will be in Dundee East Cemetery, East Dundee.
A lifelong resident of East Dundee, Mr. Geister was also a lifelong
member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of East Dundee and served the congregation
for many years as a worship aid.He was a former 25-year employee of School
District #300, where he worked both in the maintenance department and as
a bus driver. Following retirement, he drove the bus for the Dundee Township
Mr. Geister was co-founder and past president of the East Dundee and
Countryside Fire Protection District, and the Geister familywas a benefactor
of the fire protection district, helping to fund it when it was founded.He
was also a member of the Dundee Lions Club, was a co-organizer of the Lions
Township Club Boys Basketball Tournament, and received the Melvin Jones
Fellow Award from Lions International, given for outstanding humanitarian
service to the community.In addition, he was a past member of the Dundee
Survivors include his former wife and caregiver, Lois Geister of East
Dundee; stepdaughters, Susan (John) Scallan of Carpentersville and Jennifer
(Garry) Golden of Carpentersville; stepson, Thomas (Jane) Whitaker of Sycamore;
five step-grandchildren; and one great-step-granddaughter, He was preceded
in death by his parents; and sisters, Dorothy and Eleanor.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at Miller Funeral Home,
504 W. Main St., West Dundee, and from 9 a.m. until the time of services
at 10 a.m. Friday, at the church.
Please omit flowers.Memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran
Church Foundation Fund or to the East Dundee Fire Protection District.
For information, (847) 426-3436.
Visitation for Manuel Gonzales, 41, of Elgin, will be held from 6 to
today, at Stout-Madison Funeral Home, 252 S. State St., Elgin. Funeral
services will be held in Mexico with burial in St. Angel Cemetery, Cupareo,
Born Oct. 1, 1956, in Mexico, to Isallas and Maria Gonzales, he died
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Sherman Hospital.
Surviving are his wife, Rosa Gonzales; mother, Maria; children, Marcos,
Soninia, Carlos and Danielle; three brothers; and one sister.
He was preceded in death by his father, Isallas.
For information, (847) 741-1128.
Rose M. Hannon
Prayers for Rose M.Hannon (nee McClory), 83, of Arlington Heights,
formerly of Elmwood Park, will be said at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, at Matz Funeral
Home, 410 E. Rand Rd., Mount Prospect. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St.J
ames Church, 841 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights.
Born March 28, 1915, in Chicago, she died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998,
at the Lutheran Home for the Aged in Arlington Heights. Burial will be
in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
A homemaker, she was the wife of the late John W. Hannon; mother of
William E. (Janice), John W. Jr., James M. (Nancy) and Robert J. Hannon,
Janet (Patrick) O'Calahan and Mary Beth (Michael) Lyons; grandmother of
17; great-grandmother of 14; and fond aunt of Francine (Robert) Halyko,
and Patricia and John McClory.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Crossroads Unit, c/o Lutheran
Home for the Aged, 800 W. Oakton St., Arlington Heights, IL 60004.
For information, (847) 394-2336.
Esther E. Hugo
Services for Esther E. Hugo, 72, of Deerfield, formerly of Wheeling,
will be held at noon Friday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines.
Born Oct. 24, 1925, in Arlington Heights, she died Tuesday, Sept. 8,
1998, at Church Creek Nursing Home.
Burial will be in Arlington Heights Wheeling Township Cemetery.
Ms. Hugo was a retired bookkeeper.
She was the sister of William C. (the late Lois) Hugo Sr. of Mount
Prospect, and the late Eugene (Vivian `Mickie') Hugo of Colorado and Ruth
(the late Walter) Skidd; and aunt of William Hugo Jr. of Downers Grove,
Walter Skidd of Connecticut, Kathy Latta of Kentucky, Allison Cagaanan
of Colorado and Robin Grace of Florida.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at noon,
Friday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
For information, (847) 824-5155.
Victoria J. Kauss
Memorial Mass for Victoria J. Kauss, 53, of Schaumburg, will be celebrated
at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, at St.
Matthew Church, 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg.
Born Sept. 3, 1945, in Toledo, Ohio, she died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998.
Burial will be private.
Ms. Kauss was employed by Silvon Software Inc. as a human resources
She was the sister of Jean Pastor; aunt of Jason and Brad Pastor; and
beloved friend of Tom Tobinowski.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hearts of the Homeless.
Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Schaumburg.
For information, (847) 882-5580.
Josephine L. Koenig Funeral services and interment for Josephine L.
Koenig, 88, of St.
Charles, formerly of Antioch, will be private.
Born March 3, 1910, in Chicago, she died Monday, Sept.7, 1998, at Sherman
Hospital in Elgin.
Survivors include two sons, Ronald (Linda) of Geneva and Will (Margaret)
of Winfield; sister, Beatrice Herold of West Chicago; and brother, Arthur
(Beatrice) Herold of Sacramento, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbert.
A public visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at Yurs Funeral
Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles.
Contributions in Mrs. Koenig's memory may be made to the American Heart
Association, Northern Kane County Division, 36W604 Oakridge Lane, St. Charles,
For information, (630) 584-0060.
Louise A. Kotrba
Graveside services for Louise A. Kotrba, 64, of Carpentersville, will
be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, in Dundee Township East Cemetery, East Dundee.
Born Sept. 18, 1933, in Chicago, to Clarence and Anna (nee Pieha) Allard,
she died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at her home.
Mrs.Kotrba had been a resident of the Carpentersville area for 24 years
and had worked at the Dundee Crown High School cafeteria.
Surviving are her son, Eugene Konopotski of Carpentersville; daughters,
JoAnn Shea of Chicago, Helen (Gary) Roberts of Rockton and Cheryl (Donald)Hebert
of Carpentersville; stepson, Greg (Linda) Kotrba of Chicago; stepdaughter,
Janice Herr of Chicago; sister, Clarice Mikolajczyk of Chicago; and many
grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Edward A. Kotrba,
July 29, 1998.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Miller Funeral Home,
504 W.Main St., West Dundee.
For information, (847) 426-3436.
Mary Kay Kwain
Funeral Mass for Mary Kay Kwain, 58, a lifelong resident of the Elgin
and West Dundee community, will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at
St. Catherine of Siena Church, 845 W. Main St., West Dundee.
Born and raised in Elgin, Mrs. Kwain died of cancer Tuesday, Sept.
8, 1998, in her West Dundee home.
Burial will be inMount Hope Cemetery, Elgin.
In 1958, Mrs. Kwain graduated from St. Edward High School.She then
attended Elgin Community College and received a degree in secondary education
from Illinois State University at Normal. She was on the staff of School
District U-54 for 11 years, during which time she taught English classes
at Wauconda High School.
Mrs. Kwain was active in several parish activities associated with
St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee. Prior to her illness, she
was a floral designer for Premier Flower Shop in Elgin.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis G.J., whom she married in 1968;
son, Damian Anthony of West Dundee; brother, Edward P. Joyce Jr. of Elgin;
three nieces; and one nephew.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ann B. and Edward P. `Sparky'
Joyce, a well-known newspaper reporter in the Elgin area.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Miller Funeral Home,
504 W. Main St., West Dundee, and from 8:30 a.m. until the time of Mass,
Saturday, at the church chapel.
In lieu of flowers, Mass offerings in her name may be made to the church.
For information, (847) 426-3436.
John M. Lewis
Services for John M. Lewis, 46, of Buffalo Grove, formerly of Evanston,
will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, at Kennelworth Union Church, 211 Kennelworth
Ave. Dr. Gilbert Bowen will officiate.
Mr. Lewis died suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at his home. Interment
will be private.
Mr. Lewis, along with Yvonne Jewson, was co-founder of Lewis Paper
Place. He was leader of the Taylor Compton Band.
He was the son of Richard C. (Mariam W.) and the late Marjorie C. Lewis;
brother of Marcy Ann (Richard F.) Holroyd; and uncle of Haley and William.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements were made by Grove Memorial Chapel, Buffalo Grove.
For information, (847) 215-6656.
Robert L. Millett
Funeral Mass for Robert L. Millett, 76, of Batavia, will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Holy Cross Church in Batavia, where he will lie
in state from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass.
Father Stephen St.Jules will officiate.
Born April 4, 1922, in Batavia, the son of George and Cathryn Millett,
he passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at Delnor-Community Hospital in
Geneva. Interment will be in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.
Bob served in the Army during World War II in the southwest Pacific,
the Philippines and Japan. He worked at Northern Illinois Gas Company for
27 years prior to his retirement in 1979. For more than 40 years, he wasa
member of the Batavia VFW Post #1197; the Phoenix Club in Aurora for more
than 25 years; and a life member of the Holy Cross Church in Batavia. Bob
was an avid fisherman. He devoted his life to his family and will be dearly
He is survived by his daughters, Rosemary (Phil) Snider and Jane (Paul)
Thiele of Perry, Okla.; four granddaughters, Jennifer (Sam) Kramer of Batavia,
Shannon (Bill) Bocox of Perry, Okla., and Tanya and Tara Snider of St.
Charles; greatgrandson, Chandler Bocox of Perry, Okla.; two sisters, Berniece
Cech of Palm Harbor, Fla. and Janet (Willis) Mathis of Eustis, Fla.; and
many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of
55 years, Cecelia Millett, in 1995; grandson, Kern Thiele; brother, Fred
Hall; and four brothers-in-law, Ed Zuchl, Jim Cech and John and Ray Weiland.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Yurs-Peterson Funeral
Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, where a Liturgical Wake Service will
be held at 6:30 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society,
11 E. Wilson St., Batavia.
For information, (630) 879-7900.
Josephine O. Molfese, 82, of Florida, formerly of Villa Park, died Tuesday,
Sept. 8. Arrangements were madeby Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park,
Pearl M. Mueller
Prayers for Pearl M. Mueller (nee Mc Donald), 66, a 9-year resident
of Algonquin, formerly of Prospect Heights for 35 years, will be said at
9:15 a.m. today, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights
Rd. (four blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights.
Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Ligouri Church, 411 N.
Wheeling Rd., Prospect Heights.
Born Jan. 26, 1932, in Oak Park, she died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at
Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery.
A homemaker, she had been employed at Rob Roy Country Club from 1950
to 1975. She was a graduate of Arlington Heights Township High School,
class of 1951, and a member of St. Margaret Mary Church in Algonquin.
She was the wife of the late Donald `Jake' Mueller; mother of David
(Jeanne) Mueller of Vadnais Heights, Minn., Linda (Brian) Mc Nett of Davisburg,
Mich., James (Connie) Mueller and William (Maureen) Mueller both of Prospect
Heights; dear grandmother of Danielle, Leah, Ali, Jake, Ronni and Maggie;
and fond sister of Patrick (Dell) Mc Donald of Prospect Heights, Michael
(late Shirley) Mc Donald of Prospect Heights, Mary (Richard) Craig of Woodstock
and Robert (Sue) Mc Donald.
In lieu of flowers, Masses or contributions may be given to the American
For information, (847) 253-0168.
Funeral services for Lucia Munoz, 70, a 3-year resident of Elgin, are
Born Jan. 7, 1928, in Mexico, the daughter of Juan and Luz Munoz, she
died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Alderwood Health Care Center in South Elgin.Burial
will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin.
Ms. Munoz was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elgin.
Survivors include her daughter, Teresa (William); two grandchildren,
Nicole and Giovanni; and her mother and sisters, Dulce (Manuel) Guzman
and Luz Palacios, all of Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Arrangements were made by Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin.
For information, (847) 741-8800.
Murray Funeral services for Lila Glaser Murray, 91, of Geneva, will
be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Yurs Wittenberg Funeral Home, 1771 W.State
(Route 38), Geneva.The Rev. Timothy Silber will officiate.
Born July 21, 1907, in Ravenna, Neb., the daughter of William and Elisabeth
Otte, she died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Pineview Care Center in St. Charles.
Entombment will be in River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia.
Mrs. Murraywas a member of the Golden Diners and St. Mark's Lutheran
Church in St. Charles. At the time of her retirement, she was employed
as a seamstress by several coat companies in the Fox Valley area.
She is survived by her son, Virgil (June) Glaser of Geneva; daughter,
Althea (Ron) Prevost of Geneva; sister, Hilda Hohlfeld of Rovenna, Neb.;
five grandchildren, Jeffry (Mary) Glaser, John (Sue) Glaser and family;
James (Kim) Glaser and family; Timothy (Christine) Prevost and Denise (Edward)
VanDril; six great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Brittney, Ryan, Adam, Elizibeth
and Michael; and many stepchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Herbert Glaser and George
Murray; two brothers, Louie and Lawrence Otte; and sister, Clara Meyers.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 101 S. Sixth Ave.,
St. Charles, IL 60174; or the charity of your choice.
For information, (630) 232-7337.
Edward M. Naureckas
Prayers for Edward M. Naureckas, 63, of Chicago, formerly of Libertyville,
will begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W.
Park Ave., Libertyville, and continue to St. Joseph Church for funeral
Mass at noon.
Born March 13, 1935, in Waukegan, he died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Interment will follow the services,
in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
Mr. Naureckas had lived in Chicago for the past nine years and was
previously a longtime resident of Libertyville and a summer resident of
Sturgeon Bay, Wis. He was a 1953 graduate of Libertyville-Fremont High
School and a 1957 graduate of Purdue University, where he received a degree
in engineering and was a member of the Triangle Engineering Fraternity.
Most recently he was a selfemployed engineer and president of Coex Engineering,
Inc. Previously he had worked for the Frank G. Hough Corporation in Libertyville,
IIT Research Institute in Chicago and Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Naureckas
was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Libertyville, where he served on the
parish council, and active with the Cub Scouts as a Webelos leader and
with the Indian Princess organization.He also volunteered for the Multiple
Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Naureckas (nee Kearney); children,
Karen (Rick) Christiansen of Glenview, Dr. Ted (Dr. Sara) Naureckas of
Oak Park and Jim (Janine Jackson) Naureckas of New York City, N.Y.; grandchildren,
Lauren and Sean Christiansen, and Caitlin, Patrick and Molly Naureckas;
and brother, John (Louise) Naureckas of Pensacola, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Dorothy Naureckas;
daughter, Barbara on Jan. 26, 1982; and brother, Alvin.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis
For information, (847) 362-3009.
Ronald D. Paddack
A memorial service for Ronald D. Paddack, 59, of Mundelein, will be
held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Burnett Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave.,
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 past eight 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. Saturday.
Contributions can be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation in his
For information, (847) 362-3009.
Geneva A. Patton (nee Jones), 78, of Schaumburg, died Wednesday, Sept.
9, 1998. Arrangements were made by Countryside Funeral Home, (630/847)
Frances M. Pohlman
Funeral services for Frances M. Pohlman (nee Lohman), 91, of Barrington,
will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Stirlen-Pieper & Davenport Funeral
Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Road), Barrington.
Born March 3, 1907, in Fremont Township, she died Tuesday, Sept. 8,
1998, at home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Mrs. Pohlman was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in
Barrington, and was an active member of Ladies Aid, an organization at
St. Peter United Church of Christ in Lake Zurich.She loved crocheting,
cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Norris Pohlman of Barrington, Gerald
(Jan) Pohlman of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Janet (Edward) Flanagan of Indian
Head Park (near LaGrange), and Nila and Lila Pohlman, both of Barrington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Pohlman; her son,
Elwood; her brothers, Herbert and Earl; and her sisters, Rose, Elsie, Lillian,
Emma and Alma.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 401 E.
Main St., Barrington, IL60010.
For information, (847) 381-3411.
Yvonne M. Reinbold
Funeral services for Yvonne M. Reinbold, 78, a resident of Elgin since
the early 1950s, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, at Plato Center United
Methodist Church. The Rev .Paul Meyers will officiate.
Born Feb. 15, 1920, in Chicago, the daughter of Earl and Ruth Frye,
she died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Maplewood Care Center.Burial will be
in Plato Center Cemetery.
Mrs. Reinbold had been employed by Illinois Tool Works before retiring.
She was a member of Plato Center United Methodist Church.
Survivors include daughters, Ruth (Daniel) Cain of Maple Park and Lillian
(Kenneth) Cole of Yuba City, Calif.; son, William Reinbold of Joliet; granddaughter,
Christine Cain; grandsons, William, Daniel, James and Terry Reinbold; and
one great-grandson, Nathan Cain.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Ellen Frye;
her husband, Charles, in 1983; infant daughter, Julie; and sister, Florene
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Laird Funeral Home,
310 S. State St., Elgin, and from 1 p.m. until the time of services at
1:30 p.m. Friday, at the church.
For information, (847) 741-8800.
Dorothy M. Remack
Private services for Dorothy M. Remack, 87, of Geneva, formerly of
Batavia and Addison, were held earlier this week.
Born May 7, 1911, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Betsy Kupinski,
she passed away Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Geneva Care Center in Geneva.
Mrs. Remack was a member of Holy Cross Church in Batavia.
She is survived by three sons, Alfred R. (Henrietta) Remack of South
Haven, Mich., Robert R. (Agnes) Remack of Lake Lotawana, Mo. and Donald
J. Remack of Tulsa, Okla.; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband,
Alfred S. Remack, in 1992; a brother; and two sisters.
Arrangements were made by Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, Batavia.
For information, (630) 879-7900.
Shirley A. Roberts (nee Sherman), 55, of Villa Park, died Wednesday,
Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630)
Joseph A. Silvio
Prayers for Joseph A. Silvio, will be said at 8:45 a.m. Friday, 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 Mary Seat of Wisdom
Church, Park Ridge. Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery.
An employee of Whitecap Company of Chicago, he was the beloved husband
of the late Geraldine (nee Corrado); devoted father of James and Joann
(David) Davis; stepfather of Debra Sieck, Denise Sota and Anthony (Dawn)
Udchik; fond grandfather of Michael and Anthony Lange, Rony, Amber, Elise,
Brooke, Kayla and Olivia; and beloved fiance of Elaine Maxime.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel.
For information, (630) 889-1700.
Myrtle S. Stukey
Funeral services for Myrtle S. Stukey, 91, of Vernon Hills since 1994,
formerly a longtime resident of Highland Park, will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Ltd., 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville.
Born Jan. 11, 1907, in Chicago, she passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998,
at her home.
Mrs. Stukey was employed at the Lewis-Johnson Company in Highland Park
for more than 30 years, retiring as the administrative assistant to the
Survivors include her nephews, William (Nan) Stukey of Sykesville,
Maryland and Michael (Linda) Stukey of Green Oaks, Ill.; great-nephew,
Jacob Stukey of Green Oaks; and great niece, Amy Stukey of Sykesville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Stukey, in 1985; sister,
Georgia Masten; and brother, William J. Tessendorf.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 p.m. until the time of
services Friday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor's choice.
For information, (847) 362-3009.
Frederick R. Svetlik
A funeral Mass for Frederick R. Svetlik, 51, of Mount Prospect, will
be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Raymond Church, Elmhurst Road (Route
83) and Lincoln Street, Mount Prospect.
Mr. Svetlik died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998. Burial will be in Holy Sepulchre
He was the husband of Rita Svetlik (nee O'Connor); son of Fred and
Lillian Svetlik; brother of Nancy Kenna; son-in-law of Rosemary and the
late John O'Connor; brother-inlaw of Gerald (Susan) O'Connor, Stephen (Cathy)
O'Connor, Mary O'Connor, Dorothy (Al) Wheatley, Patricia (Frank) Rozner,
Robert (Deborah) O'Connor, Kathleen O'Connor, Michael (Catherine) O'Connor
and the late Thomas O'Connor; uncle of 12 nieces and nephews; and godfather
of Amy and Kevin O'Connor.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Friedrichs Funeral Home,
320 W. Central Road (at Northwest Highway), Mount Prospect, and from 9
a.m. until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation, 820 Davis
St., Suite #420, Evanston, IL 60201.
For information, (847) 255-7800.
Jonathan R. Venzon, 14, of Lombard, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998. Arrangements
were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 832-4161.
Alfred P. Wedow
Memorial services for Alfred P. Wedow, 86, a resident of Palatine for
50 years, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home,
201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine.
Born Nov. 24, 1911, in Chicago, Mr. Wedow died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998,
A photo engraver, he was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Palatine,
Graphic Arts International Union, Palatine Historical Society and Theta
Delta Alpha Fraternity, which is a supporter of the Boy Scouts of America.As
a boy, he was a member of Boy Scout Troop 17, in Chicago, and later an
assistant scout master of Troop 881, in Chicago and Troop 69, in Palatine.
Survivors include his daughter, Phyllis L. (Robert C.) Elms of Virginia
Beach, Va.; son, Vernon P. (Nancy J.) Wedow of Palatine; grandsons, David
J.Elms of Floral City, Fla.and Jeffrey C. (Stephanie) Elms of Annandale,
Va.; great-grandson, Jason C. Elms of Annandale, Va.; brothers, Walter
(Harriet) Wedow and Robert (Dorothy) Wedow; and sisters, Martha (late Joseph)
Groch and Elizabeth (Fred) Hansen.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret L. `Marge' Wedow.
Memorials may bemade to The Boy Scouts of America or American Cancer
Society, 625 N. Court St., Suite 280, Palatine, IL 60067.
For information, (847) 358-7411.
A memorial service for Dianne Werdegar, 54, a resident of Naperville,
will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal
Church, Warrenville and Yackley Road in Lisle.
Mrs. Werdegar grew up in Southbridge, Mass.and graduated from the state
university in 1964, with a bachelor of science in nursing.After holding
a series of increasing responsible positions in New York City hospitals,
she undertook a collaboration with her colleagues across the country to
define the emerging profession of hospital infection control specialist.In
this capacity, she became a founding member of her profession's national
organization, the Association of Practitioners of Infection Control. Mrs.
Werdegar served as the organization's treasurer and as the infection control
coordinator for the Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut until a debilitating
illness forced her early retirement in 1976.
Moving to Naperville from Connecticut in 1987, with her husband David
and son, Stefan, Mrs.Werdegar eagerly channeled her energies into a variety
of volunteer positions as a member of the DuPage Unitarian Universalist
Church. Those who knew her well said that she showed the same dedication
and enthusiasm for her work within the church, as she gave to her nursing
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the DuPage Unitarian Universalist
Church, 4S535 Old Naperville Rd., Naperville, IL 60563.
For information, (630) 505-9408.
Kenneth E. Wettergren
Services for Kenneth E. Wettergren, 87, of Chicago, will be held at
10 a.m. today, at Andrew J.McGann & Son Funeral Home, 10727 S. Pulaski
Born Dec. 25, 1909, Mr. Wettergren died Sunday, Sept.6, 1998, in Chicago.
Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery, Chicago.
He was the beloved husband of 60 years of the late Leona M. (nee Mack),
she preceded him in death in 1994; devoted father of Arthur C. (Bette)
Wettergren, Leona (Ronald) Eagmin and Robert (Diane) Wettergren; grandfather
of Wendy (Stephen) Massat, Brian (Yumiko) Eagmin, Dr.Thomas (Jennifer)
Wettergren, Steven (fiancee Leslie) Wettergren, Chris (Kristy) Eagmin,
and Laura and Amy Wettergren; great-grandfather of Shawn and William Eagmin;
and brother of Ethel Rust and Thelma (Aldo) Maddalozzo.
Memorials may be made to The Alzheimers Association.
For information, (773) 783-7700.
Funeral services for LaVerne Witt-Reichert, 73, of Mundelein, will
be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave.,
Born Oct. 31, 1924, in Chicago, she died peacefully Monday, Sept. 7,
1998, at home. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery.
She was a Mundelein resident for the past 38 years and a member of
Santa Maria del Popolo Parish. She was a graduate of Loyola University
and served as a Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corp during World War II,
stationed in Battle Creek, Mich. at Percy Jones Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence J. Reichert on Nov.
20, 1982, and is survived by her sons, Robert Reichert of Scottsdale, Ariz.,
Dennis Reichert of Mundelein, Michael Reichert of Wayne, Ill. and James
Reichert of Hanover Park; grandsons, Duane Dvorak-Reichert of Las Vegas,
Nev., Philip and Scott Reichert of Hanover Park, and Jeffrey, Timothy and
Kevin Reichert of Oak Brook; stepgranddaughters, Jennifer and Suzan Timm
of Wayne; great-grandchildren, John and Frank Dvorak-Reichert; daughters-in-law,
Bonnie Klaus-Reichert, Judith Smothers-Reichert and Dorothy Reichert; and
many lifelong friends.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 362-3009.