Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Florence Serino of Chicago
Mass for Florence Serino will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Queen of the Rosary Church. Born in 1911, Mrs. Serino died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Interment will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery. She was the wife of the late Frank C. Serino; mother of Michael (Jackie), Dolores (Clarence) Dorner and Valerie (Patrick) Curley; grandmother of many; and great-grandmother of many. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S.Arlington Heights Road (three blocks south of Biesterfield Road), Elk Grove Village. For information, (847) 640-0566.
Louise LaRue Toussaint of Morris Funeral services for Louise LaRue Toussaint, 73, were held yesterdayat First United Methodist Church of Palatine. Born Oct. 5, 1924, in Chicago, she died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at her home in Morris. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines. A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Bruce G. Toussaint; mother of Scott (Janet), Douglas (Jill) and Kenneth Toussaint; and grandmother of five. Arrangements were made by Care Memorial of Illinois, Hazel Crest. For information, (800) 889-4884.

Mary Theresa Karas of Chicago
A funeral Mass for Mary Theresa Karas (nee Tierney), 49, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Eugene Church. Born Nov. 27, 1948, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at Resurrection Medical Center. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove. A resident of the Northwest Side of Chicago, Mrs. Karas was a former school teacher at the Joan of Arc School.She was a member of the ACCW and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Park Ridge Post #3579. She was the wife of George Karas; mother of Chris; and the daughter of the late Edward P. and Albina Tierney. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Kolbus Funeral Home, 6841-57 W. Higgins, Chicago. For information, (773) 774-3232.

Robert Allen of Round Lake Beach
Funeral services for Robert Allen will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Born Oct. 30, 1936, in Chicago, he passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Interment will be private. Mr. Allen, a 13-year resident of Round Lake Beach, was a member of the Round Lake area Mens Club and had worked as a meat cutter since the age of 16. Survivors include his children, Theresa Allen of Skokie, Thomas (Zrinka) Allen of Mundelein, Kenneth Allen of Evanston, Christopher (fiancee Chandra Yaeger) Allen of Wildwood and Michael Allen of Round Lake Beach; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his sister, Kathy (Jerry) Jarvis of Round Lake and brother-in-law, Robert (Carol) Nunes of Franklin Park. Friends of the family may visit at the funeral chapel on Friday from 3 to 9 p.m. For information, (847) 223-8122.

Jack A. Anderson of Lake Zurich
Jack A. Anderson, 29, died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at the home of hisbrother in McHenry. Born Aug. 27, 1969, in Chicago, the son of Arthur and Diane (nee Gromke) Anderson. He is survived by his parents of Sister Bay, Wis.; sisters, Jody (Ron) Ellis of Utah, Karen (Rick) Dworniczek of Utah and Stacy (Don) Busscher of Lake Zurich; brothers, Darren (Mia) Anderson of McHenry and Erik (Karen) Anderson of Genoa City, Wis.; and nine nieces and nephews. Services and interment will be private, with arrangements made by Peter M. Justen Colonial Funeral Home, McHenry. For information, (815) 385-0063.

Shirley Bohrer
Services for Shirley Bohrer (nee Halperin) will be held at 10 a.m. today, at The Piser Chapel, 9200 N. Skokie Blvd., Skokie. Interment will be in Westlawn Cemetery. She was the beloved wife of the late Harold; loving mother of Bruce Bohrer, Anne B. Harar and David (Arlene) Bohrer; and adored grandmother of Jason, Rebecca, Joseph and Marissa. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to the charity of donor's choice. For information, (847) 679-4740.

Martin Henning Carlson of Elgin
Graveside services for Martin Henning Carlson, 83, will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in Memorial Cemetery, Woodstock. The Rev. Dominic Cassidy will officiate. Born Oct. 21, 1914, in Aurora, to Henning and Ruth (nee Johnson) Carlson, he died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Manor Care Center, Elgin. Mr. Carlson was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy. By trade, he was a carpenterand worked in the Fox Valley area before his retirement. Among his special interests, he was a member of American Legion Post #57, Elgin. Survivors include his daughter, Karen (Robert) Murphy of Elgin; son, Terry Carlson of Elgin; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Vivian Carlson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4709 Golf Road, Suite #1015, Skokie, IL 60076. Arrangements were made by O'Connor & Homeier Funeral Home, Elgin. For information, (847) 741-1400.

Mildred Lucille Dickhaut of Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Funeral services for Mildred Lucille Dickhaut (nee Hall), 82, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at O'Connor and Homeier Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin. The Rev. Robert Wisehart will officiate. Born May 16, 1916, the daughter of William and Hattie (nee Mills) Hall, she died Sunday, Sept. 13, 1998, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park. Survivors include her daughters, Hattie Flannery of St. Charles and Billie Vege of Elgin; brother, W.E. Hall of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Preston Prachnow, in 1974; second husband, Ferd Dickhaut, in 1993; and a son. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 741-1400.

Walter S. Diehl of McHenry
Graveside services for Walter S. Diehl, 82, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 2 p.m. today, at Ringwood Cemetery, Ringwood, Ill. The Rev. Roger Schneider will officiate. Born Jan. 11, 1916, in Topeka, Kan., the son of William and Mollie (nee Rehm) Diehl, he died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, athis home. Mr. Diehl had been a resident of McHenry for the past 38 years. He was employed by Intermatic in Spring Grove for 30 years as a maintenance foreman and machinist, retiring in 1975. A World War II veteran of the Navy, he served from 1943 to 1946 in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatre. Among Mr. Diehl's interests, he enjoyed fishing, gardening and other outdoor activities. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Kathryn McCann, they married Oct. 17, 1936, in Waukegan; two sons, Robert (Doris) Diehl of South Elgin and James Walter Diehl of McHenry; four grandchildren, Dawn (Keith) Kueker of Plainfield, Robert Diehl of Hanover Park, Michael Diehl of Columbus, Ohio and Kathleen (Jan) Sawaicki of South Elgin; eight great-grandchildren, Shannon and Denice Kueker, Breann, Robert, Rebecca and Brendon Diehl, Jason Diehl and Christopher Sawaicki; two great-great-grandchildren, Alexis and Jordan Kueker; a brother, William C.(Ethel) Diehl of Arlington Heights; and two sisters, Mabel Purcell of Anaheim, Calif. and Helen Sedlak of McHenry. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorials made to the Pioneer Center Foundation, 4001 Dayton St., McHenry, IL 60050, would be appreciated by the family. For information, (815) 385-2400.

Raymond C. Doyle Jr. formerly of Arlington Heights
Prayers for Raymond C. Doyle Jr., 74, most recently of Harvard, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Friday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, followed by Mass at 10 a.m., at St. James Catholic Church, 831, N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Born Jan. 23, 1924, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at his home in Harvard. Interment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. A resident of Arlington Heights from 1955 to 1990, Mr. Doyle had been employed as a PBX installer for Illinois Bell Telephone and retired in 1985 after nearly 40 years of service.He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 50 years and a former member of Knights of Columbus Holy Rosary Council #4483. Mr. Doyle was also a veteran, having served in the Army during World War II. He was the beloved wife of the late Joan P.Doyle (nee Lundy); dearest father of Paul Doyle of Harvard, Gregory (Christine) Doyle of Overland Park, Kan., Michael (Patricia) Doyle of Mount Prospect and Elizabeth Doyle (Robert Donovan) of Arlington Heights; loving grandfather of Erika, Paulette, Madelyn and Rachel Doyle; dear brother of Blanche (the late Allen) Ramsey, Mannetta Higgason, Francis (Ellen) Doyle, Isabella (Phil) Williams, Marianne (Tom) Carroll, Richard (Noreen) Doyle, Thomas (Joyce) Doyle, Michael (Kris) Doyle, Eugene (Jean) Doyle, Joseph (Marian) Lopaz, and the late Edward Doyle; and caring uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 253-0168.

Doris C. Fox, 90, of Villa Park, died Wednesday, Sept. 16.  Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161.

James R. Gates of Wheaton
Memorial services for James R. Gates will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, at First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, at Jefferson and Ellis St. Mr. Gates, a lifelong resident of Wheaton, died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at his home. He was the former president and owner of Langan-Haeger-Vincent and Born Inc. of Wheaton. Mr. Gates was extremely involved with the Wheaton community, and belonged to many civic and business organizations in Wheaton. He is survived by his wife, Susan (nee Cary); children, Karen (Jeffrey) Roberts, Ken (Cheryl) Gates and Kacey (Jerad) Justesen; six grandchildren; his brother, Phil (Lorie); and sister, Jan (Richard) Anderson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E.Roosevelt Road, Wheaton. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, the Deicke Center for Visual Rehabilitation or the DuPage Community Foundation, are appreciated. For information, (630) 668-0016.

Loretta Gentile of Elgin
Funeral services for Loretta Gentile, 88, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday,at St. Joseph Catholic Church.The Rev. Michael Morrissey will officiate. Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. She was the mother of Donald Gentile of Elgin and Dennis (Nina) Gentile of Elgin; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Guido, in 1987. Visitation will be from 5to 9 p.m. today, at O'Connor and Homeier Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin. For information, (847) 741-1400.

Joseph C. Gross of Naperville
Funeral services for Joseph C. Gross, 82, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Beidelman- Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W.Van Buren, Naperville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Sts.Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Born April 19, 1916, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton. Mr. Gross was a Navy veteran of World War II, and had been a resident of Naperville since 1972.He worked for Monsanto Company prior to his retirement and then as a purchasing consultant for Blackhawk Company.He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playinggolf at Springbrook Country Club with many of his friends. Mr. Gross was a member of Sts.Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Naperville. He is survived by his wife, Catherine (nee Burgess) Gross of Naperville; six brothers and sisters, Sister Gratia Gross, O.S.F. of Milwaukee, Wis., Charles Gross of Chicago, Arthur Gross of Florida, Edward Gross of Chicago, Sister Marie Gross, O.S.F. of Milwaukee and Robert Gross of Clarendon Hills; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Johanna (nee Tax) Gross, and four brothers and sisters, Henry Gross, Helen Kersten, Johanna Hofelt and Isidore Gross, O.F.M. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials in Mr. Gross' name may be made to the School Sisters of St. Francis Memorial Fund, 1501 S.Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215. For information, (630) 355-0264.

Muriel `Babe' Gunnufsen of Des Plaines
Funeral services for Muriel `Babe' Gunnufsen (nee Haeuschen), 79, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at First United Methodist Church of Des Plaines.She will lie in state one hourprior to the service. Born Oct.16, 1918, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Oakton Pavilion. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery. She was a retired supervisor for GTE. Survivors include her husband, George; son, Glenn (Jan) Gunnufsen; daughter, Carol (Randy) Rizzo; grandchildren, Linda (Paul) Yahnke, John and Doug Aikin, Jennifer and Joe Rizzo, and Kara, Nate and Josh Gunnufsen; and great-grandchildren, Nicole, Lucia, Isabella, Ivy and Lacey. She was loved and cherished by many friends. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. For information, (847) 824-5155.

Marilyn Hanrahan of Mount Prospect
A funeral Mass for Marilyn Hanrahan (nee Miller), 68, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at St. Zachary Catholic Church, Des Plaines. Born Nov.2, 1929, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, in Chicago. Burial will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles. Mrs. Hanrahan had been employed as a school clerk for the Chicago Board of Education and was a retired union representative for the Chicago Board of Education Clerk and Teachers Union. She was an alumna of Providence High School and a member of the Mount Prospect Grandmothers Club. She was the wife of James Hanrahan; mother of Mary Ann (John) Szajna, Michael (Margaret) Hanrahan, Patricia (Kevin) Lewis, Robert (Deborah) Hanrahan and Kathleen (Gregg) Grummel; grandmother of John III, Daniel, Matthew, Colleen, Christine, Joseph, Jeffrey, Nicole, Jennifer, Megan, Katelyn and Jacklyn; sister of Kenneth (Margaret) Miller and the late Gordon (Mae) Miller; and aunt and great-aunt of many. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Kolbus Funeral Home, 6841-57 W.Higgins, Chicago. For information, (773) 774-3232.

Edward J. Karnatz of Palatine
Funeral services for Edward J. Karnatz, 78, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 200 N.Plum Grove Road, Palatine, IL 60067.He will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. Born July 21, 1920, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Arlington Heights. Mr. Karnatz was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Evelyn C.(nee Helfvogt) Karnatz of Palatine; daughters, Sharon L.(Theo) Fins, Shirley L.Karnatz, Sharlene L. (Donald) Kielack and Sherry L. (Robert) Hall; grandchildren, MattBerg and Robin and D.J. Hall; brothers, William (Florence) Karnatz and Raymond (Margaret) Karnatz; and sister, Laverne (Bud) Hacker. He was preceded in death by his brother, Henry Karnatz and parents, Henry and Wilhelmina Karnatz. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N.Northwest Hwy., Palatine. Memorials would be appreciated to the church (see address listed above), or the American Cancer Society. For information, (847) 358-7411.

Victoria J. Kauss of Schaumburg
Memorial Mass for Victoria J. Kauss, 53, 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 manager. 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.

John Kobley Kenders of McHenry
Funeral services for John Kobley Kenders, 84, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at George R. Justen and Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm St., McHenry.The Rev.Roger Schneider will officiate. Born Jan.2, 1914, in Chicago, the son of John and Rose (nee Plahatka) Kenders, he died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at his home. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, McHenry. Mr. Kenders was employed for 10 years as a manager by A & P grocery stores, and later was self-employed for 20 years, owning a Certified grocery store.He worked for eight years for a stockyard packing company prior to his retirement.A Navy veteran, he served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Lexington during World War II. He was also a member of the Whispering Hills Community Club. Survivors include his two children, Walter B.`Wally' (Arlene) Kobley of Hoffman Estates and Gail A.(Geoffrey) Brown of Johnsburg; four grandchildren, Kristine (Tom) Kasper of Lake in the Hills, Michael (Henrietta) Kobley of Encinitas, California, and Geoffrey Brown Jr.and Steven Brown, both of Johnsburg; two great-grandchildren, Kassandra and Kyle Kasper; a brother, Albert Kenders of Kenosha, Wis.; two sisters, Adeline Dalziel of Kenosha and Dorothy (Donald) Waite of Wild Rose, Wis.; and three nieces, Gail Asmus of Three Lakes, Wis., Carla Osborne of McHenry and Pamela Nelson of Panama City, Fla. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Bernice, in 1959; and second wife, Irene, on Aug.26, 1994. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials made to the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S.Hager Ave., Barrington, IL 60010, would be appreciated by the family. For information, (815) 385-2400.

Karl F. Leisering of West Chicago
Funeral services for Karl F. Leisering, 53, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Williams-Woodward Funeral Home, Rt.59 and Pine St., West Chicago. Born March 30, 1945, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Interment will be in Fairview Memorial Park, Northlake. Mr. Leisering had lived in West Chicago for 20 years.He was the former owner of OmegaWrecking Company of Elgin. He is survived by two children, Kimberley (Thomas) Marty and Kenneth (Lisa) Leisering;four grandchildren, Nathaniel and Samantha Marty and Kalyn and Kristen Leisering; brother, William; sister, Betsy (Richard) Chock; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon, in 1985. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 231-1300.

Helen L. Lischer of Glen Ellyn
Visitation for Helen L. Lischer, 80, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd., 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn.Funeral services will be private, with the Rev.Thomas A. Bassford officiating. Born Jan.20, 1918, in Lafayette, Ind., she died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield. Burial will be private. A homemaker, Mrs. Lischer was formerly a resident of Lombard and Wheaton.She volunteered at Central DuPage Hospital when it first opened, and previously did a great deal of volunteer work for Forest Glen Grade School and Channel 11.She was also active for many years with the women's auxiliaries of two engineering societies.Mrs. Lischer was a former member of Gary Memorial United Methodist Church of Wheaton and First United Methodist Church of Glen Ellyn. Surviving are her husband, Ludwig F. Lischer of Glen Ellyn; daughter, Linda Lischer of Glen Ellyn; cousin, Dorothy Copely of Delta, Colo.; and sister-in-law, Ilse Lischer of Lombard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. For information, (630) 469-0032.

Edna Anna Judith Lofgren formerly of Rolling Meadows
Edna Anna Judith Lofgren, who lived for 94 yearsin the Chicago area, died Sunday, Aug.30, 1998, in Portland, Ore. She was 101. A memorial service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at First United Methodist Church of Palatine. Burial will follow in Montrose Cemetery, Chicago. Mrs. Lofgren was born Oct.31, 1896, in Chicago.She married John Lofgren on Oct.15, 1924.He preceded her in death in 1956. She had lived with her daughter, Joan Anderson and her family since 1957, residing in Rolling Meadows for 32 years before moving to Portland, Ore.in 1989. Mrs. Lofgren was a lifelong homemaker, an avid cookie bakerand consumer, and a member of Christ United Methodist Church of Portland, Ore. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Kenneth Anderson of Portland; a son and daughter-in-law, George and Carol Lofgren of Milwaukee, Wis.; a sister, Evelyn Schippel of Chicago; four grandchildren, Janice (Booth-Anderson) St. Laurent of Portland, Marcia (Booth) Piar of Elk Grove Village, John `Andy' Anderson Lofgren of Glendale, Wis.and Bonnie Savino of Waterford, Wis.; six great-grandchildren, Christy Carlson of Elk Grove Village, Arcadius St. Laurent, Daniel St. Laurentand Jean-Marie St. Laurent, all of Portland; and Matthew and Kelsey Broderick of Elk Grove Village; and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations in her memory may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 12755 NW Dogwood, Portland, OR 97229.

Clifford L. Lunt of Palatine
Funeral services for Clifford L. Lunt, 77, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N.Northwest Hwy., Palatine. Born March 28, 1921, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at his home in Palatine. Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights. Mr. Lunt, a Navy veteran of World War II, had been president and owner of a trucking company in the northwest suburbs.He had been involved in the transportation industry since the age of 19. Survivors include his wife,Donna J. Lunt of Palatine; sons, Scott Lunt of Chicago and Gregory Lunt of Spain; daughters, Sandra (Jeff) Cheslerof N.J. and Valerie (Dennis) Fleming of California; four grandchildren; brother, George (Jean) Lunt of Chicago; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ralph Lunt. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the American Heart Association. For information, (847) 358-7411.

John F. Mate of Rolling Meadows
Prayers for John F. Mate, 66, will be said at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine, followed by Mass at 10 a.m., at St. Colette Catholic Church, 3900 S.Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows. Born June 11, 1932, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at his home in Rolling Meadows, with his family around him. Interment will be in St. Michael the ArchangelCemetery, Palatine. A resident of Rolling Meadows for 43 years, Mr. Mate was a retired cabinet maker for the John F.Mate Company, which he started in 1962. Surviving are his wife, Marylou Mate (nee Stann); sons, John C.(Catherine), Daniel and Russell (Kathi) Mate; daughter, Mary Kay Pagano; grandchildren, Jesse, Andrew, Elizabeth and Emily Mate, and Tyler, Anthony and Tara Pagano; brother, Arthur Mate; sister, Dorothy Shanahan; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S.Hager Ave., Barrington, IL 60010. For information, (847) 358-7411.

Betty McCauley of Libertyville
Mass for Betty McCauley, 60, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Joseph Church, 121 E.Maple, Libertyville. Born Jan.6, 1938, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at her home. Burial will be in Ascension Cemetery. Mrs. McCauley had worked for Jamb Pharmacy of Libertyville for 20 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Parish. Survivors include her husband of 32 1320198years, Allan K.; daughters, Patricia Ann (James) Metza of Richmond, Mich.and Alisa Marie (John) Anderson of Libertyville; siser, Nancy A.(Larry) Stack of Lake Forest; grandchildren, Allison, Christine, Emily, Eric and Jamie; niece, Laurel Stack; and nephew, Brian (Miriam) Stack; and grandniece, Nora Tolon Stack. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. today, at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, 101 Park Place, Libertyville. Memorials would be appreciated to the Amercian Cancer Society. For information, (847) 362-2626.

Catherine A. McDowell of Bolingbrook
Services for Catherine A. McDowell (nee Brewer) will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Family Funeral Care, 131 E.Boughton Road, Bolingbrook.Father David Hankus will officiate. Born April 3, 1937, in Evanston, to Leo and Catherine Lorraine Brewer, she passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove. Mrs. McDowell was a registered nurse and a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Charities. She is survived by her mother, C. Lorraine Brewer; five children, Patrick (Sue), McDowell, Michael McDowell, Catherine (Jay) Voigt, Robert McDowell Jr.and Timothy (Danita) McDowell; grandchildren, Patrick Jr., Marie Ann, Shaun J., Christine, Emily, Stacy, Kris, Gina and Timothy Jr.; brother, Leo Brewer; and sister, Margaret Nendza. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, atthe funeral home. For information, (630) 972-1900.

Anne McKillip formerly of Wonder Lake
Services for Anne McKillip, 83, most recently of Crystal Lake, will begin at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W.Main St., West Dundee, and continue with Mass at 9:30 a.m., at St. Monica Church of Carpentersville. The Rev.August Belauskas will officiate. Born Sept. 18, 1914, in Chicago, to Louis and Petronella (nee Martishius) Navickas, she died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at CrystalPines Nursing Center, Crystal Lake. Interment will be in St. Casimir Cemetery, Chicago. Mrs. McKillip was previously a longtime resident of Wonder Lake and a member of Christ the King Catholic Church of Wonder Lake. Surviving areher brother, John Navickas of Chicago; sister, Louise (Karl) Kountz of Chicago; brother-in-law, John Drong of LakeVilla; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Joseph Norkus; second husband, Arthur McKillip; and sister, Antoinette Drong. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeralhome. Please omit flowers.Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association of Chicago. For information, (847) 426-3436.
Ruth Meaden, of Wheaton, died Tuesday, Sept. 15.Arrangements were made by Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, Wheaton, (630) 668-0016.

Sophie M. Micek of Batavia
Funeral services for Sophie M. Micek, 87, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, 209 S.Batavia Ave., Batavia.The Rev. Stephen St. Jules will officiate. Born Sept. 30, 1910, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Frances Adamczyk, she passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Edward Hospital in Naperville. Interment will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles. Mrs. Micek, a member of Holy Cross Church, loved to dance, cook, travel and shop.She will be remembered for her enthusiasm in life, her positive personality and her devotion to others by always being there during their time of need. She will be dearly missed. She is survived by her two sons, Arthur Micek of Wilmington, N.C. and Donald (Joan) Micek of Batavia; grandchildren, April Jean and Donna Carolyn Micek of Batavia, Linda (Fred) Slack of Rice Lake, Wis.and Kathleen (Bruce) Latham of Lake Forest, Fla.; two greatgrandchildren, Ian and Lauren Slack; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Micek; granddaughter, Leslie Micek; daughter-in-law, Ellen Micek; and two brothers. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home, where a liturgical wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made in the form of Masses. For information, (630) 232-7337.
William F. Miller, 78, of Bartlett, died Wednesday, Sept. 16.Arrangements were made by Countryside Funeral Home, Bartlett, (630) 289-7575.

William F. Miller of Bartlett
Services for William F. Miller, 78, of Bartlett, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 415 W. North Ave., Bartlett. Born Nov.19, 1919, in New York, N.Y., he died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at his home. Burial will be in Bartlett Cemetery. Mr. Miller, a lifelong resident of Bartlett, was a retired field superintendent for St. Charles Manufacturing Company.He received the Medal of Valor for participating in more than 50 missions during World War II. He was the husband of 56 years of Lona (nee Franks); father of Gary (Kathy) of Oklahoma and Lillian (James) Cuffel of Elgin; brother of Robert of New Jersey and Marilyn Kucks of Jefferson City, Mo.; grandfather of nine; and great-grandfather of one. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Marilyn Tarnow and one grandchild. He will lie in state from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the church. Arrangements were made by Countryside Funeral Home, 950 South Bartlett Road (at Stearns Road), Bartlett. For information, (630) 289-7575.

Warren R. Molitor of Elgin
Funeral services for Warren R. Molitor, 76, formerly of Des Plaines, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Calvary Lutheran Church, Elgin, with the Rev.Richard Bellas officiating. Born Jan.15, 1922, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of Alois and Lydia Fortmeyer Molitor, he died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at his home. Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines. Mr. Molitor had been a resident of Des Plaines formore than 20 years, and a resident of Elgin since March of 1998.Before his retirement, he had been employed as a tool and die maker. A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Molitor was a member of American Legion Post of Des Plaines, the VFW Post of Des Plaines and the Elks Lodge of Rogers, Ark.He was also a member of Calvary Lutheran Church ofElgin. Survivors include his wife, Virginia; four daughters, Gail and Patti Molitor, both of Des Plaines, Laura (Daniel) Moberg of South Elgin and Virginia (Jack) Foley of Wheeling; three sons, John (Lillian) Morrison of Carpentersville, Richard (Judi) Morrison of Des Plaines and Patrick (Nancy) Morrison of Lake in the Hills; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorris (Nick) DiRago of Des Plaines. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Marilyn, in 1976; and one brother, Donald. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 10 a.m., Friday, at the church. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association. For information, (847) 741-8800.
Anna Allen Muench (nee Wall), 91, of Chicago, died Tuesday, Sept. 15.Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 629-0094.

Alberta H. Murphy of Batavia
Services for Alberta H. Murphy, 82, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, 209 S.Batavia Ave., Batavia.The Rev.Stephen St. Jules will officiate. Born Feb.16, 1916, in Mason City, Iowa, to Nels and Sina (nee Gerdes) Nielsen, she passed away Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at Delnor-Community Hospital, Geneva. Interment will be private, in River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia. Surviving areher husband, William Murphy, to whom she was united in marriage Dec.18, 1951, in St. Charles; daughters, Susan Dennis of Lake Bluff and Dedrie Murphy of Batavia; son, Brian (Dena Polyhronakis) Murphy of Newport News, Va.; and grandchildren, Tad (Colleen) Dennis of Vernon Hills and Danielle (Eric) Baird of Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Dot Phillips, Memorial Chair, Northern Kane County Division, 36 W 604 Oakridge Lane, St. Charles, IL 60174, or to the American Cancer Society, 11 E. Wilson St., Batavia, IL 60510. For information, (630) 879-7900.

Eleanore Onorato of Plainfield
A memorial Mass for Eleanore Onorato (nee Wolnik), 71, formerly of Downers Grove, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 129 S.Division St., Plainfield. Born Jan.4, 1927, in Cicero, she died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Hinsdale Hospital.A cremains interment will take place at a later time in Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton. Mrs. Onorato was a resident of Downers Grove from 1957 to 1996, where she was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.She had retired in 1986 from Suburban Hospital in Hinsdale where she was in charge of the medical records department.In 1996, she and her husband, Thomas, moved to the Plainfield subdivision of Carillon and she was involved with the ceramics and pinochle clubs there.She was also a member of St. Mary Immaculate Church in Plainfield.She greatly enjoyed her role as grandmother to her seven grandchildren. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Thomas Onorato of Plainfield; sons, Gregory (Elizabeth) Onorato of Danbury, Conn., Douglas (Marsha) Onorato of Downers Grove and Dave (Karen) Onorato of Naperville; daughter, Karen (Raymond) Muellner of Yorkville, Ill.; grandchildren, Zia, Kendra, Matthew and Donald Onorato, and Megan, Nicholas and Anthony Muellner; and brother, Ted (Carol) Wolnik of Naperville. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, DuPage Area Office, 999 N.Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Arrangements were made by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville. For information, (630) 355-0213.

Helen Panas of Schaumburg
Services for Helen Panas (nee Leonard), 86, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church. Born Sept. 8, 1912, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Mrs. Panas was the former owner of Ann-Len Uniforms. She was the beloved wife of the late Peter J.Panas; loving mother of Ann (Dr.Peter) Pleotis; devoted grandmother of Dr.Lydia (Dr. Stephen) Howell, Elaine (Joseph) Alden and Andria (Randal) Pabich; great-grandmother of Stephanie and Stacey Howell and Joanna, Natalie and Kenneth Alden; and dear sister of the late Bertha (the late Dan) Bobis. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E.Northwest Highway, Palatine. Memorials may be made to St. Nectarios Church. Arrangements were made by John G. Adinamis Funeral Director, Ltd. For information, (847) 359-8020.

Oscar T. Ragasa, 45, of Westmont, died Monday, Sept. 14.  Arrangements were made by Toon Funeral Home, Downers Grove, (630) 968-0408.

Donald Vincent Rogalski formerly of Palatine
A memorial Mass for Donald Vincent Rogalski, 68, most recently of Fox River Grove, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Sts.Peter and Paul Church, 410 N.First St., Cary. Born April 5, 1930, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at home. Interment will be private. Surviving are his wife, Suzanne Rogalski (nee Ryan); sons, Max and Richard Rogalski; daughters, Shana (John) Schiemann, Dulce (Don) Nenn, Alexis (Jim) Cowan, Serena Rogalski and LaHetta Rogalski; brother, Lavergne Sambucci; sister, Virginia Carmean; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E.Northwest Highway, Palatine. For information, (847) 359-8020.
Robert Sarna, 75, of Carol Stream, died Tuesday, Sept. 15.Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Carol Stream, (630) 510-0044.

Jo Anne Spoto formerly of Arlington Heights
A memorial Mass for Jo Anne Spoto, 45, of Healdsburg, Calif., and a resident of Arlington Heights until 1974, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at St. James Catholic Church, 831 N.Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights. Born Feb.19, 1953, in Chicago, she died Saturday, Sept. 12, 1998, at Foster G.McGaw Hospital in Maywood. Ms.Spoto was a quality control manager for Silver Oak Cellars in Alexander Valley and Napa Valley, Calif.She was a graduate of University of California in Davis, class of 1977.She cherished her `family' at Silver Oaks and Shellville Airport in Calif., where her passion for flying began.Jo Anne was a member of Experimental Airplane Association, Antique Aircraft Association and Shellville Escadrille. She was the loving daughter of Domenick and Teresa Spoto; dear sister of Jeanine Spoto of Schaumburg, Nancy (Bob) Thompson of Santa Fe, N.M. and Louis (Kathleen) Spoto of Huntley; dear aunt of Sarah, Angela, Michelle and Jessica; and loving niece and cousin to many in Rockford. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Louis and Jennie Spoto and Vincent and Josephine Tarara. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Leukemia Research Foundation, 4761 W. Touhy Ave., Suite 211, Lincolnwood, IL 60646 or St. Judes Children Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements were made by Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., Arlington Heights. For information, (847) 253-0168.

Carol L. Stevenson of St. Charles
Services for Carol L. Stevenson, 67, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E.Main St., St. Charles.The Rev.Steve Miller will officiate. Born March 5,1931, in Chicago, to Arnold August and Edna K.M. (nee Hansen) Dornfeld, she died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at Pineview Care Center, St. Charles. Burial will be in North Cemetery, St. Charles. While living in Chicago, Mrs. Stevenson worked for the City News Bureau and the Radio News Service in Chicago.She also wrote a children's book entitled, `Stubborn Binder.' In 1965, she and her husband moved to St. Charles and she worked in the Fox Valley area for the Aurora Beacon News and the Elgin Courier.Mrs. Stevenson was also a member of the Nature Conservancy, where shewas a steward and helped oversee the Campton Hills Park restoration project. Survivors include her husband, John Alan Stevenson, whom she married in February, 1955, in Lombard; brother, John Dornfeld of Geneseo, Ill.; sister, Ellen (Robert) Schroen of Goreville, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Andrew Francis Stevenson. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. For information,(630) 584-0060.

Alwin E. Swanson of Elgin
Services for Alwin E.Swanson, 94, will be held at 11 a.m. today, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Elgin.The Rev. Paul Hayes will officiate. Born July 14, 1904, in Elgin, the son of Ben and Augusta Carlson Swanson, he died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Burial will be in Little Woods Cemetery, Wayne. A resident of Elgin all of his life, he was a graduate of Elgin High School, class of 1923. He attended St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas and graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island.He was employed by the Elgin Stove and Oven Company, the Elgin National Watch Company and the First National Bank of Elgin, before retiring. Mr. Swanson was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Elgin. Survivors include his wife, Viola Ashman Swanson; sons, Robert A. (Janis) Swanson of South Elgin and James R.(Charlotte) Swanson of Elgin; grandchildren, Wendy Swanson of South Elgin, Jeffrey Swanson of Waukegan and Cynthia Swanson of South Elgin; and great-granddaughter, Samantha Swanson. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Edward, Ray and Tanner Swanson; and sister, Hazel Fricke. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services today, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Arrangements were made by Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. For information, (847) 741-8800.

Arthur G. Wagner of Grayslake
A Mass of the Resurrection for Arthur G. Wagner, 85, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, at St. Gilbert Catholic Church in Grayslake. Born July 25, 1913, in Volo, Ill., he passed awayWednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at his home. Interment will follow the services, in St. Joseph Cemetery, Round Lake. Mr. Wagner was a lifetime resident and farmer in Lake County.He was a member of St. Gilbert Catholic Church and also of the Lake County Farm Bureau. He leaves his dear friend, Rose Bauer of Grayslake; son, Gene A.(Jo Ann) Wagnerof Antioch; daughter, Joanne (John) Pawlowski of Ingleside; grandchildren, Gene Wagner Jr.and Melissa Sosnoski (nee Wagner); and greatgrandchildren, Kayla Marie Radtke and Mark Sosnoski Jr. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie Wagner, March 23, 1987. Friends of the family may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society or to the church in his memory. For information, (847) 223-8122.

Linda K. Wellner of St. Charles
Services for Linda K. Wellner, 54, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Fox Valley Christian Church, 1605 Wilson St., Batavia. The Rev. Dan Fields will officiate. Born Jan. 26, 1944, in Sullivan, Ill., to Reo Arnold and Viola Frances (nee Ingram) Collins, she passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, at her home. Burial will be in Little Woods Cemetery, St. Charles Township. Formerly of Elmhurst, Mrs. Wellner worked with the Evangelical Child and Family Agency in Wheaton, where she provided foster care and pregnancy support. She was a member of Fox Valley Christian Church in Batavia and had also been a Sunday school teacher and Vacation Bible School director at previous churches. Survivors include her husband, Richard K. Wellner, whom she married Sept. 27, 1986; sons, Shawn M. (DeeAnn) Stewart of Olathe, Kan., James A. (Emily) Stewart of St. Charles and Brad S. Stewart of Hinsdale; stepsons, Richard K. (Elizabeth) Wellner Jr.of Carol Stream, Christopher G. (Jennifer) Wellner of Urbana and Matthew J. Wellner of Chicago; brothers, Clifford E. (Caroline) Collins of La Grange, Calif., Jerry W. (Donna) Collins of Danville and Rick L. (Barbara) Collins of Coal City, Ill.; sister, Dorothy A.(Eugene) Arnstrom of Manhattan, Ill.; grandchildren, Ellen Taylor Stewart and Michael David Stewart; stepgrandchildren, Jason Matthew Wellner, Sarah Marie Wellner and Jacob Christopher Wellner; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, 209 S.Batavia Ave., Batavia. Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice of Fox Valley, 1245 Corporate Blvd., Aurora, IL 60504, or to the American Cancer Society, 11 E.Wilson St., Batavia, IL 60510. For information, (630) 584-0060.


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