Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Florence Arteberry
Services for Florence Arteberry, 81, of St. Charles, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at the Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St., St. Charles. Dr. C. Alfred Patten will officiate. Born on New Year's Day in 1917, in Beloit, Wis., the daughter of Stephen J.and Selma Sharkin, she died Thursday, Sept. 10,1998, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. She spent her early years in DeKalb, Ill. She married Harold Arteberry on July 23, 1936, at the First Methodist Church in St. Charles. She became apartner in her parents' business, The Oasis, while he was engaged in various occupations and served as Fourth WardAlderman. Subsequently they were partners in the business until his death in 1979. She retired shortly thereafter. `Auntie Florence' as she was known to several generations of customers and friends, she enjoyed keeping in touch with a wide circle that included former customers, neighbors and others of her Lithuanian heritage.She loved to hunt mushrooms, go fishing and play cribbage and considered herself unbeatable in all these pursuits. She is survived by her daughter, Joan Arteberry Zavitz and `favorite' son-in-law, Phillip Zavitz; granddaughter, Christina `Tina'; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of nearly 50 years; and sisters, Antointette Gustafson and Olga `Kay' Malanga. Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials in Mrs. Arteberry's name may be made to the Visiting Nursing Association of Fox Valley, 1245 Corporate Blvd., Aurora, IL 60505 or the Anderson Animal Shelter, 100 S. LaFox, South Elgin, IL 60177. For information, (630) 584-2000 or www.NorrisFH.com.

Emil F. Becker
Prayers for Emil F. Becker, 73, of Arlington Heights, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. James Church, 841 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights. Born July 28, 1925, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital. Graveside services and interment will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at Bailey's Harbor Cemetery, Bailey's Harbor, Wis. Retired principal of Marie Murphy Junior High School in Wilmette, he was a Navy Seabees veteran of World War II. He was the husband of Mary Alice (nee Cullnan); father of Rev.Charles, Christopher, Michael, John and Kathryn (Joseph) Salvato; brother-inlaw of John Cullnan; and grandfather of Hana Becker and Joseph Salvato. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to First Step House, Inc., 1546 Park Place, Des Plaines, IL 60016. He was a friend of Bill W. For information, (847) 253-5423.
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. Anderson. 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.

Elton A. Christensen
Private funeral services for Elton A. Christensen, 90, of Geneva, formerly of Inverness, will be held Saturday, at Yurs Wittenberg Funeral Home, Geneva.Rev.Melissa Earley will officiate. Born Aug.12, 1908, in Gardner, Ill., the son of Peter and Helga Christensen, he died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. Private burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva. At the time of his retirementin 1972, Mr. Christensen was president of six meat packing companies including the Elburn Meat Packing Company and was executive vice president of E.W. Kniep. He was a member of the Geneva United Methodist Church, American MeatInstitute and a life member of the Elburn Lions Club. He was also a former commissioner of the Kane County Public Building Commission. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Iris; sons, Dale (Brenda) Christensen of Winamac, Ind., Don (Joanne) Christensen of Bayside, Calif.and Dennis (Bonnie) Christensen of Geneva; sisters, Berenice Farrell of Chicago and Gladys (Paul) Zellers of Winamac, Ind.; grandchildren, Carin, Tracy, David, Steven, Kevin, Jeffrey and Casey; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Elna Gordon. Memorials may be made to the Geneva United Methodist Church, 211 Hamilton St., Geneva, IL 60134, Elburn Lions Club or thecharity of the donor's choice. For information, (630) 232-7337.
Gloria Joy Cunningham, Ph.D., 65, of Chicago, died Saturday, Sept. 5.Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Carol Stream, (630) 510-0044.

Loretta DeLacey
Services for Loretta DeLacey, 88, of Libertyville, will begin at 9:30 a.m. 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 RiverwoodsNorth. 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 ofFlorida, 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. today, at the funeral home. If desired, masses in Mrs. DeLacey's memory would be greatly appreciated. For information, (847) 362-2626.

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 and great-nieces. 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. today, 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.

Joseph G. Gemzsi
Services for Joseph G. Gemzsi, 60, of South Elgin, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Elgin. Born Dec.22, 1937, in Oros, Hungary, he died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at home. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Employed as a maintenance supervisor, he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Laura Frakes Gemzsi, whom he married on March 18, 1961; sons, Joseph (Yolanda) Gemzsi of Nevada and John Gemzsi of Elgin; daughters, Helena Gemzsi of South Elgin, Kathleen (John) deWindt and Erzsi (Kelly) Cooke both of Elgin; sister, Katalin Gemzsi of Hungary; and six grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral chapel, with a Rosary at 7 p.m. For information, (847) 742-2100.

Bernard J. `Butch' Giese
Services for Bernard J. `Butch' Giese, 43, of Elk Grove Village, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 S.Rush St., Roselle. Born in Chicago, he died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at his home. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights. Mr. Giese had been employed by Mission Hills Country Club in Northbrook. He was a girls softball coach for the Elk Grove Village Park District, and enjoyed boating and fishing. He also bowled in River Grove. Survivors include his wife, Lorelee Giese of Elk Grove Village; daughters, Christina, Sara and Andrea; parents, Bernard D.and Dorothy R.(nee Wurtz) Giese; brother, Wayne J. (Kathy) Giese; and sister, Theresa J. (Ken) Koziol. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S.Arlington Heights Road (three blocks south of Biesterfield Road), Elk Grove Village. He will also lie in state from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the church. Please omit flowers. For information, (847) 640-0566.
LaVerne Haase (nee Paschke), 75, of Clearwater, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 10.Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Palatine, (847) 358-7411.

Michael J. Halas
Funeral services for Michael J. Halas, will be held at 8 p.m. today, at Cypress Funeral Home, 1698 N. Bloomingdale Rd.(between Army Trail Rd.and North Ave.),Glendale Heights. Interment will be private. He was the beloved husband of Joanne (nee Kaminsky); loving father of Michelle (Dan) Gilman, Joseph (Theresa), Teresa (John) Mc Kissack, and Phillip, Kyle and Rebecca Halas; dearest grandfather of six; and fond brother ofJames (Dee) Halas. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 653-7666.
Frank W. Jakalski, 88, of Wheaton, died Thursday, Sept. 10.Arrangements were made by Hultgren Funeral Home, Wheaton, (630) 668-0027.

Valeria F. Jalkowski
A funeral Mass for Valeria F. Jalkowski (nee Brodzik), 74, of Morton Grove, formerly of Niles, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Our Lady of Ransom Church. Born in Chicago, she died at her residence in Morton Grove. Burial will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery. She was the beloved wife of the late Casimer Jalkowski; loving mother of David (Linda), Dennis (Kathy) and Dale (Lori) Jalkowski; devoted grandmother of Joe, Shannon, Michael, Jennifer, Elizabeth, Robert and Casimer; great-grandmother of Anthony; and dear sister of Frank (Rose) Brodzik. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. For information, (847) 966-7302.

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 in Mount 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. today, 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.

Leonard Bressler, M.D.
Services for Leonard Bressler, M.D., 71, will be held at noon today, at West Suburban Temple Har Zion in River Forest. Interment will be in Westlawn Cemetery. Dr. Bressler passed away during the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, following a lengthy battle with lymphatic cancer. Dr.Bressler was born in Chicago on Dec.28, 1926, and raised on Bernard St. on the north side of the city. The son of the late Max and Ruth Bressler, he attended Senn High School and entered the University of Illinois at Champaign at the age of 16, where he was a member of the Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.His education was interrupted by service in the Army during the final years of World War II. Following his military service, he returned to the University of Illinois and graduated from the school's Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine. Following completion of a general surgical residency at Cook County Hospital, he began his practice at Henrotin and Grant Hospitals on the city's near north side. In 1961, Dr.Bressler became one of the founding physicians of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, eventually serving as the institution's Chief of Surgery and later as president of the medical staff. In the 1960's, Dr.Bressler served as one of the team surgeons for the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team. An avid hockey enthusiast, he later served on various committees of the Amateur Hockey Association of the United States and the Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois. He maintained an active general and surgical practice from his office in Melrose Park, through his retirement from the active practice of medicine in 1992. He worked as a medical consultant for Unicare, Inc., a healthcare cost consulting firm through his death. Dr.Bressler resided in River Forest from 1961 through mid-1997 when he relocated to Oakbrook Terrace. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane (nee Bare) Bressler; children, Judith Bressler, M.D. (Peter Weeks, M.D.) of Wheaton, Joy Bressler, M.D. (Scott Klapman) of Oak Park, David Bressler (Deanna) of St. Charles, Joshua Bressler (Kelly) of Alpharetta, Ga. and Stephanie Levine (Leonard) of Mansfield, Mass.; 12 loving grandchildren; and sister, Anita B.Robbins, M.D. of Lincolnwood, wife of the late Joseph Robbins, M.D. In lieuof flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Dr. Bressler's name to the Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 6236, New York, NY 10028. Arrangements were made by Weinstein Family Services, Wilmette. For information, (847) 256-5700.
Roselyn C. Martin (nee Vendegna), 72, of Glen Ellyn, died Tuesday, Sept. 8.Arrangements were made by Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd., Glen Ellyn, (630) 469-0032.

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 missed. 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.; brother-in-law, Joe Wieland; 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, FredHall; and four brothers-in-law, Ed Zuchl, Jim Cech and John and Ray Weiland. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, 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.

Dean W. Mitchell
Services for Dean W. Mitchell, 73, of Elgin, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Elgin. Born Dec. 27, 1924, in Davies County, Mo., he died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. Burial will be private. He had been the owner-operator of ElginAugering, Inc., and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Mr. Mitchell was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, American Legion and the VFW. Survivors include his wife, Florence Mindar Mitchell, whom he married on Aug. 20, 1948; sons, Patrick D. (Frances), Gary L. (Donna) and Dean W. Mitchell all of Elgin; brother, Robert `Wayne' (Lois) Mitchell of Sterling; sister, Dorothy (Arthur) Havekost of Morris; and 10 grandchildren. Visitation will be from noon until the time of services Saturday, at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. For information, (847) 742-2100.

June H. Mrozinski
Services for Mrs. June H. Mrozinski, 60, of Wayne Township, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles. The Rev.Jane Kunzie-Brunner will officiate. Born June 7, 1938, in Princeton, Ill., she died Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998, at Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora. Burial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, in Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, Ill. In 1961 June graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in education. During her career, she taught home economics and science at Mooseheart, Eastview Junior High School in Elgin, and Teft Middle School in Streamwood.In 1982 she visited China on a science exchange project. Mrs. Mrozinski was an active member at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles and enjoyed performing in thebell choir. She also served on various committees within the church and the community. She was an avid reader and one of her favorite pastimes was oil painting. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Tony Mrozinski; daughters, Debbie of Warrenville and Michaele of Los Angeles, Calif.; mother, Minnie Gerdes of Princeton, Ill.; and brother, Ronald (Sally) Gerdes of Phoenix, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her father, Reinhard Gerdes. Visitation willbe from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 3850, St. Charles, IL 60174, or to Teft Middle School, 1100 Shirley St., Streamwood, IL 60103. For information, (630) 584-0060.

Lucia Munoz
Funeral services were held Thursday, for Lucia Munoz, 70, a 3-year resident of Elgin. 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 was 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, Elgin. For information, (847) 741-8800.

Catherine Patricia Murphy
Prayers for Catherine Patricia Murphy (nee Gilmore), 71, of Crystal Lake, will be said at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Marcelline Church, 820 S. Springinsguth Rd., Schaumburg. Born June 2, 1927, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, in Woodstock. Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. She was the beloved wife of the late John E. Murphy; mother of William (Barbara) Murphy, Gregory (Julia) Murphy, Michael (Stacey) Murphy, Allison (Bruce) Bennett, Mary (David) Thomas, Nancy (Robert) Kitterman and Leslie (Donald) Wilders; sister of Diane (John) Bachmann and the late Jean Payette and Nancy McGrath; and grandmother of Leslie, Bryan and Bridgett Bennett, David, Daniel and Colleen Thomas, Joshua, Carly and Zachary Kitterman, Sean, Megan, Cameron, Kelsey and Quentin Murphy, Caitlin and William Murphy, and Steven Wilders. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 882-5580.

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 Sclerosis Society. 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. today, at the funeral home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For information, (847) 362-3009.
Dorothy Nesler, 80, of Elgin, died Thursday, Sept. 10.Arrangements were made by Laird Funeral Home, Elgin, (847) 741-8800.

Anne M. Nichols
Services for Anne M. Nichols (nee Sikra), 86, of McHenry, formerly of Fox River Valley Gardens, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Windridge Memorial Park Chapel, 7014 S.Rawson Bridge Rd., Cary. Rev.Bob McGuire of Transfiguration Catholic Church of Wauconda will officiate. Interment will follow. Born Feb.22, 1912, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry. A homemaker, she was a resident of McHenry Villa Retirement Center. She was the wife of the late William F.; mother of John (Helen) of Greenville, Pa.and William F.Nichols Jr.of Walworth, Wis.; grandmother of Janice Nichols and Greenville, Pa. and Thomas (Carolyn) Nichols of Vancouver, Wash. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday, at the cemetery chapel. Memorials to the Christian League for the Handicapped, Box 948, Walworth, WI 53184 orAmerican Cancer Society, are appreciated. Arrangements were made by Windridge Funeral Home, Cary. For information, call toll free (800) 870-9648.

Geneva A. Patton
Services for Geneva A. Patton, 74, a resident of Schaumburg for 15 years, will be held at11 a.m. Saturday, at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd.(at Barrington Rd.), Streamwood/Schaumburg. Born July 20, 1924, in Fries, Va., she died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 1998, at Vencor Hospital. Interment will be in Lakewood Memorial Park, Elgin. She was the mother of Larry (Kathy) Fowler of Harrisburg, Pa., Bonita (Don) Johnson of Hanover Park, Sandra Deacon of Hoffman Estates and Teresa Patton of Schaumburg; grandmother of Douglas, Shelley, Darlene, Dan, Larry Jr., Laurie and Kelly; great-grandmother of Erika, Matthew, Andrew, Cassie, Brent, Victoria, Blake and Cory; and sister of Lois Davis of Fries, Va. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Donations made to Clearbrook Center, 2800 W.Central Rd., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, would be appreciated. For information, (630/847) 289-8054.
Sandra E.Paulsen, 61, of Glendale Heights, died Wednesday, Sept. 9. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Carol Stream, (630) 510-0044.

William W. Robertson
Visitation for William W. Robertson, 67, of Wood Dale, will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Geils Funeral Home, 260 W.Irving Park Road, Wood Dale. Born in Chicago, he passed away Tuesday, Sept. 8, 1998. Interment will be private. He was the beloved husband of Cynthia Robertson (nee Sefcik); loving father of Michael (Susan), James (Angelica), Richard (Dawn), Dennis, Andrew, Patricia (Terrance) Murphy, Rita (Thierry) Nottelit and Catherine Burke; fond brother of Robert (Judy), Rita (George) Charuhas and Barbara Robertson; and devoted grandfather of 11. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society. For information, (630) 766-3232.

Linda C. Rosinski
A memorial service for Linda C. Rosinski, 41 of Vernon Hills, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E.Belvidere Rd., Grayslake.Services will be provided by St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake. Born Feb. 20, 1957, in Chicago, she died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, athome. Interment will be private. Linda had made her home in Vernon Hills for the past 13 years and was formerly of Wheeling. She loved the great outdoors and enjoyed nature and all of its beauty. She leaves her daughter, Charlotte of San Diego, Calif.; one brother; and two sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anthony and Irene Gebert. For information, (847) 223-8122.

Robert Griffith Smead
Services for Robert Griffith Smead, 72, of Geneva, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Norris Funeral Home, 100 S.Third St., St. Charles.The Rev. Barry Scott will officiate. Born June26, 1925, in Highland Park, to Franklin F.and Jane (nee Jones) Smead, he died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, at his home. Burial will be in North Cemetery, St. Charles. A veteran, Mr. Smead served in the Army and was a POW during World War II.A recipient of both the Purple Heart and the Air Medal, he belonged to the St. Charles American Legion Post #342 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5036.His memberships also included the National Rifle Associationand the Sportsmans Club. By trade, Mr. Smead was a designer and inventor of industrial electrostatic coating equipment. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Judith Anne Smead (nee Pittenger); children, Elizabeth Smead (Tim) Wycislak of Montgomery and James Douglas (Faye) Smead of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and grandchildren, Sally (Espen) Bommen, and Joshua, David and Carrie Wycislak. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Rupert and Charles F.Smead; and son, Rupert C.Smead, in 1974. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of services at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 584-2000, or www.NorrisFH.com.

Mary C. Sroka-Hinkel
Prayers for Mary C. Sroka-Hinkle (nee Laughlin), formerly of Arlington Heights, will be said at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Kolbus Funeral Home, 6841-57 Higgins Rd., Chicago. Mass will follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. James Church in Arlington Heights. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. She was the beloved wife of William and the late Adolph Sroka; loving mother of Thomas, John, Jeffrey and Glenn Sroka; deargrandmother of Mary (Johnny) Ramirez and Amy Sroka; great-grandmother of Catherine Ramirez; dearest sister of Sara (Hal) Sullivan, Barbara (Ted) Korda, Martin (Helke) Loughlin and the late Margaret (Joseph) Szymanski; loved aunt of many; and devoted daughter of the late Sarah and Martin Laughlin. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Please omit flowers. For information, (773) 774-3232.

Dennis A. Swedo
Services for Dennis A. Swedo, 55, of McHenry, will be held at 11 a.m. today, at the Alliance Church in McHenry. Born May 19, 1943, in Chicago, to Louis and Roberta (nee Peterson) Swedo, he died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at his home.Inurnment will be in Ringwood Cemetery. Mr. Swedo was raised and educated in the McHenryarea, attending school in Districts 15 and 156. He also attended McHenry County College. Mr. Swedo was employed for 13 years by A.B. Dick as a plating supervisor.For the last 20 years he was vice president of manufacturing for the Stiffel Lamp Company of Chicago. Among his personal interests, he was a former member and past president of the McHenry Lions Club and also active in Scouting, McHenry Little League and Pigtail Baseball. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Swedo (nee Gibson) whom he married March 10, 1962, in McHenry; daughters, Kelly (Tim) Caudill of Pell Lake, Wis., and Denise (Todd) Marler of McHenry; granddaughters, Maegan and Marissa Caudill; his parents of Spring Hill, Fla.; and brothers, Larry (Linda) Swedo of Des Plaines, Robert (Cathy) Swedo of Vero Beach, Fla., Scott (Bobbi) Swedo of Hadden Heights, N.J., and Michael Swedo of Spring Hill. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. today, at the church. Memorial contributions made to the McHenry Lions Club would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements were made by the George R.Justen and Son Funeral Home, McHenry. For information, (815) 385-2400.

Robert A. Tyburski
Memorial services for Robert A. Tyburski, will be held at noon Saturday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Rd.), Roselle. Interment will be private. He was the beloved husband of Constance (nee Bortowski); devoted father of Linda Kerber, Kevin (Petrina), Denise (Rob) Meyers, Robin (David) Loperena, Neile (William) Litton and Erin (Joe) Campo; dear brother of Shirley (Casey) Los, Ray (Joan) Smith and Gail (Don) Gorski; fond grandfather of Joelle, Kurtis, Renae, Jeriann, Randi, David Jr., James, Raquel, Eric and Dane; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews; and dear friend to Raymond and Beverly Joselane. Memorial visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday, at the funeral chapel. Please omit flowers. For information, (630) 889-1700.

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, at home. 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.
Kenneth J.Wessel, 71, of Glen Ellyn, died Wednesday, Sept. 9.Arrangements were made by Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd., Glen Ellyn, (630) 469-0032.


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