Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Charles M. Kerr of Missoula, Mont.
Charles M. Kerr, 75, passed away at Community Medical Center of natural causes on Monday, Sept.21, 1998. He was born in Bearmouth, Mont.,on July 24, 1923, to Dixie and Leona Able Kerr. He was a POW during World War II. He was a captain in the highway patrol, serving for 21 years. He also taught at Northwestern University, teaching Law Enforcement for 17 years. He is survived by his wife, Doris of the family home; children, Patricia Lee Tranholt of Auburn, Wash., Dianne Price of Missoula, Dawn Tourville of St. Louis, Mo., Kelly Kerr of Buffalo Grove and Charles Kerr of Vancouver, Wash.; brothers, Glenn Kerr of Dayton, N.D., Gene Kerr of Salem.Ore.and Richard Kerr of Moiese, Mont.;10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Ralph Kerr. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Memorials may be given in his name to the Missoula County Cancer Association, 3005 Queen St., Missoula, MT 59801. Arrangements were made by Malletta Family of Funeral Homes, Squire Chapel, Missoula. For information, (406) 543-3133.

Earl H. Andrews of Chicago
Services for Earl H. Andrews, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 1 p.m.Friday, at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee Ave.,Niles. Interment will be in Maryhill Cemetery. Mr. Andrews, a member of the Chicago Typographical Union Local #16, was the beloved husband of the late Bernice (nee Hochstetter); loving father of Tyrone (Diane), Jacqueline (Larry) Minich, Anthony and the late Bernadette Andrews; dear grandfather of Gwendolyn Andrews and Dean Mosher; great-grandfather of three; fond brother of Richard (LaVerne) and the late Geraldine (the late Ernest) Tingley and uncle of many. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.until the time of services at 1 p.m.Friday, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 966-7302.

Louis Poehls of Cherry Valley
Funeral services for Louis Poehls, 84, of Cherry Valley, Boone County, will be held at 2 p.m.Friday, at Buck Wheeler Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave.,Belvidere. Born Feb.22, 1914, he died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998. A retired dairy farmer, he is survived by his wife, Helen (nee Hardy) Poehls; daughter, Phyllis (Pat) McKeever; grandsons, James, Thomas and Robert; and sisters, Emma Linneman and Lillian Scheiden Tagge. For information, (815) 544-2616.

Loyd C. Fricke of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
Loyd C. Fricke, 87, died Thursday, Sept.17, 1998, at his home. Mr. Fricke was born Aug.7, 1911, in McLean County, the son of William and Lena (nee Fry) Fricke. He married Nancy Jean Davis in 1938 in Illinois. She survives. Other survivors include his daughter, Andell (Carl) Noren of Texas; brother, Dr. Raymond W. (Nancy) Fricke of Joliet; son-in-law, Frank Lofgren of Neenah, Wis.;and four grandchildren. One daughter, Theo Lofgren, preceded him in death. Mr.Fricke grew up on a farm near LeRoy, Wis. He graduated fromEmpire High School, LeRoy, in 1929.He earned his B.A. degree from Illinois State University at Normal in 1933, and an M.A. degree in education from the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 1937. He was a high school industrial arts teacher and track coach in El Paso, Heyworth, Rantoul and Wheaton.He was a competitive long distance runner in the 1930s. During the early 1980s, he and his wife retired to Door County, Wis.to own and operate the Merry Breeze Cottages on Lake Michigan at Sturgeon Bay.

Marilyn E. Karr of Stillwater, Minn.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Marilyn E. Karr (nee Cook), 54, was held Wednesday, at St.Michael's Catholic Church, Stillwater. Born April 2, 1944, in Palatine, she died Monday,Sept.21, 1998, at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater.Interment was in St.Michael's Cemetery, Bayport, Minn. She was a business manager for Arkco Sales Inc. in Maplewood, Minn. Survivors include her husband, Robert; son, Stephen A. (Dana) of Rochester, Minn.;daughter, Sarah Karr of Stillwater; granddaughter, Madeline Karr; and sister, Jeanette Namkawich of San Diego, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Helen Heidemann. In lieu of flowers, Memorials to Courage Center, 3915 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley, MN 55442, attention Camp Courage Wagon, are preferred. Arrangements were made by Simonet Funeral Home, Stillwater. For information, (651) 439-7770.

Angela Adorno of Bartlett
Prayers for Angela Adorno, 19, 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 Queen of Heaven Cemetery. She was the loving daughter of Victor and Veronica (nee Racina); dear sister of Amy Adorno; darling granddaughter of Catherine and the late Dominic Adorno, and Theresa and the late Vincent Racina; dear niece of many uncles and aunts; and cousin of many. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.today and Friday, at the funeral chapel. For information, (630) 889-1700.

Frances C. Bednarowicz of Elgin
Prayers for Frances C. Bednarowicz (nee Kujawa), 89, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 10 a.m.Friday at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W.Golf Rd.,Schaumburg.Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m.at St. Hubert Church, 729 Grand Canyon Parkway, Hoffman Estates. Born Sept.10, 1909, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998.Interment will be in Maryhill Cemetery. Mrs.Bednarowicz was a retired shoemaker for the Florsheim Shoe Company. She was the beloved wife of the late Vincent Edward Bednarowicz; loving mother of Vincent D. (Marjorie) Bednar and the late James F. Bednar; dear grandmother of Paul (Jean) Bednar, Cheryl (Scott) Rudd, Deborah (Thomas) Powszok and Susan (Robert) Chambers; great-grandmother of Leanne and Brittany Rudd, Ryan, Nicole and Bradley Powszok and Wyeth and Tanner Bednar; and sister of the late Margaret Wilmont and Clarence and George Kujawa. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.today and from 9 a.m. until the time of prayers Friday, at the funeral home. Memorials will be appreciated to St. Francis Borgia Deaf Center for the Hearing Impaired, 3520 N.Panama, Chicago, IL 60634. For information, (847) 882-5580.

Helen B. Beres of Schaumburg
A funeral Mass for Helen B. Beres (nee Kotowski), 72, of Friendship Village for four years, formerly of the Edison Park area of Chicago for 40 years, will be held at 1 p.m.Friday, at Immaculate Conception Church, Chicago. Born Nov.8, 1926, in Chicago, she died Monday, Sept.21, 1998, at home. Burial will be in St.Adalbert Cemetery. A housewife, she was the wife of the late Thaddeus `Tad' Beres, who preceded herin death on Feb.2, 1994; mother of Christine (W. James) Frank of Hoffman Estates; sister of Bruno (Louise) Kotowski of Chicago, Anthony (Ellie) of Villa Park, Edward (Emily) and Leonard Kotowski of Prospect Heights and Genevieve Kotowski of Chicago; and grandmother of Brian and Joanne Wittenberg. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.today, at Olson Funeral Home, 6467 N. Northwest Hwy. (one block north of Devon), Chicago. For information, (773) 774-3333.

Robert W. Beyer of Elmhurst
A memorial service for Robert W. Beyer, 80, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, at Pedersen Ryberg Mortuary, 435 N.York Rd., Elmhurst.Interment will be private. Mr. Beyer was a proud pilot and active contributor to general aviation. He was the loving husband of Filomae (nee Golkants); beloved father of Bonnie Lee (Alan) Severn and John (Joanne); dear grandfather of Janice, Michael, Bobby and Alisa; devoted brother-in-law of Patsy Bollman and Anne Jacobsen; and cherished uncle, cousin and friend to many. Visitation will be from 3 p.m.until the time of services Saturday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Vitas Hospice House, 800 W.Biesterfield Rd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007, are appreciated. For information, (630) 834-1133.

Scott Bielech of Prospect Heights
A funeral Mass for Scott Bielech, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. Alphonsus Church, 411 N.Wheeling Rd.,Prospect Heights. Scott was born March 15, 1976. A lifelong member of the church, he was the son of Terri (Bob) Caldwell of South Carolina; brother of Tray Caldwell and Elizabeth Caldwell both of South Carolina; nephew of Dan and Bill Bielech, Lynett Michaels, Joyce Bielech, Jennifer Sobel and Colleen Bonifazi; grandson of the late Patricia Bielech; and boyfriend of Martha. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m.until the time of Mass Saturday, at the church. Memorials may be made to the church. For information, (847) 255-7452.

Barbara Brittain of Elgin
Memorial services for Barbara Brittain, 58, will be held at 1 p.m.today, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S.State St.,Elgin.Reader Roger Bower will officiate. Born Oct.28, 1939, in Minneapolis, Minn.,the daughter of Earl and Anna Brittain, she died Monday, Sept.21, 1998, at Sherman Hospital.Burial will be private. Barbara had been a teacher at the Laurel Hill Elementary School (U46) for 33 years prior to her retirement.She was president and vice president of the Elgin Retired Teachers Association, member of the boardof directors at the Kane County Teachers Credit Union, president of the ADK Teachers Sorority and former presidentof Business and Professional Wowen. Survivors include her mother, Anna Brittain of Elgin; and many aunts, uncles,cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her father. Visitation will be from noon until the time of services today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Anderson Animal Shelter in SouthElgin. For information, (847) 741-8800.

Vashti Chin of Barrington
Funeral services for Vashti Chin will be held at 11 a.m.Friday at Village Baptist Church, 385 Buffalo Grove Road, Buffalo Grove.She will lie in state one hour prior to the services. She was born Aug.24, 1913, in Mt. Pleasant, Portland, Jamaica W.I., and she went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept.20, 1998.Interment will be in the Town of Maine Cemetery, Park Ridge. Vashti was the mother of Yvonne; mother-in-law of Neville; grandmother of Suzanne, Ian and Stacy; great-grandmother of Morgan and Ryan; and the adopted mother of Derek and Jeremy Faust.She also leaves her brother, Arthur; her nephew, Vincent; and a host of family and friends. These few words can never hope to describe the way Vashti touched all of our lives.She will always be remembered for her love and kindness.Her passing has left a void in the lives of her family and friends, yet a joy in their hearts because they know she is with the Lord. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m.today, at G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Ave.,Des Plaines. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ENH Hospice, 5215 Old Orchard Road, Suite 200, Skokie, IL 60077. For information, (847) 699-9003.

Mary R. Dooley of Arlington Heights
Prayers for Mary R. Dooley (nee Raab), 98, will be said at 9 a.m.Saturday, 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 Dec.15, 1899, in Chicago, she died Monday, Sept.21, 1998, at Manor Care Health Services in Elk Grove Village. Interment will be private. She volunteered at Northwest Community Hospital for many years. Survivors include her children, John Dooley, Mary Ann Dooley and Susan (George) Carey; grandchildren, Bruce Reiter, Keith Reiter, Brad Reiter, Pamela Wessel (nee Reiter), Lisa Reiter-Lavery, Todd Dooley, Shawn Dooley and Monique Dooley-Bunsey; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland J.Dooley. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. For information, (847) 253-5423.

Brenda Duarte of Batavia
Funeral services for Brenda Duarte, infant daughter of Maria Elena and Martin Duarte, will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, at Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva Township.The Rev.David Engbarth will officiate. She passed away Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998, at Delnor-Community Hospital, Geneva. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother, Andres Duarte; maternal grandparents, Socorro Valdez and Agupito Torres of Mexico; paternal grandparents, Guillermo Duarte and Ignacia Paniagua of Mexico; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Friday, at Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, Batavia. Contributions may be made in the form of Masses. For information, (630) 879-7900.

Ruth A. Eichmann of Glen Ellyn
Services for Ruth A. Eichmann, 88, of Gentry Manor in Glen Ellyn, will be held at 10 a.m.Friday, at St.John Lutheran Church, 125 E.Seminary, Wheaton. Born Feb.23, 1910, in Chicago,she died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998, at Parkway Healthcare Center in Wheaton.Interment will be in Chapel Hill Gardens South in Oak Lawn. Mrs.Eichmann worked for General Electric for 20 years.She was a member of St.John LutheranChurch in Wheaton, where she was actively involved in the Joy Bible class, the Afternoon Circle and the Quilter's Group. She served for 15 years as a volunteer at the DuPage County Convalescent Center and sang with the Glen Ellyn Senior Singers. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Walter) Elwell and Jeanine (Clarence) Wiltjer; grandchildren, Diane (Tad) Smith, Scott (Geraldine) Dismeier, Laurel (Paul) Langholz, Lisa (Mark) Wolter, Peter John Wiltjer, Thomas Wiltjer, Kimberly (Ronald) Higley, Peter Joel (Kylie) Wiltjer and Andrew Wiltjer; and great-grandchildren, Justin, Ethan and Aubrey Smith, Dana and Erin Dismeier, Rachel and Sarah Langholz, and Nicholas and Jaqueline Higley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Eichmann; and brothers, Howard and Rev.Melvin Blume. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.today, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the St. John Joy Group at the church address, Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60610, the Bible-A-Month Club of the American Bible Society, 1865 Broadway, New York, NY 10023-7505, or the Lutheran Hour, 2185 Hampton Ave.,St.Louis, MO 63139. For information, (630) 668-0027.

Charles J. Ferotti Sr. formerly of Fox River Valley
Gardens Services for Charles J. Ferotti Sr., 48, of Wauconda, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Windridge Funeral Home, Ltd., 104 High Rd., Cary. Rev. Roger Schneider of Shepherd of the Hills in McHenry will officiate. Born Aug.18, 1950, in Leavenworth, Kan., the son of Cassiano and Irma Ferotti, he died Monday, Sept.21, 1998. Burial will be in Windridge Memorial Park Cemetery. Survivors include his daughters, Raquel (age 18) and Maria (age 14) Ferotti, and son, Charles J.(CJ) (age 13) Ferotti, all of Round Lake Beach; sister, Bonita (George) Roberts of Fox River Valley Gardens; loving friend, Ronie Ferotti (nee Justice); and loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Charles Ferotti Childrens Memorial Fund, Harris Bank of Cary Grove, 122 W.Main St.,Cary, IL 60013. For information, (800) 870-9648.

Mary F. Garvey of Libertyville
Funeral services for Mary F. Garvey, 51, will be held at 2 p.m.Sunday, at United Methodist Church, 429 Brainerd Ave., Libertyville. Born Oct.5, 1946, in Spencer, Iowa, she passed away Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at her home.Interment will be held Monday in Lakeside Cemetery in Libertyville. Mrs. Garvey was a 1964 graduate of Washington High School in Cedar Rapids and a 1968 graduate of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa.She was a member and former Sunday School teacher at the United Methodist Church in Libertyville and a member of the Libertyville Chapter of PEO.Mary was also a beloved teacher to many at the Butterfield School in Libertyville for the past 10 years. Surviving are her husband, Michael Garvey and their three children, Sarah, Scott and Shannon, all of Libertyville; her mother, Mildred Salisbury of Macomb, Il.;and her sister, Sue (Gary) Clark of Bettendorf, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her father, Arnold Salisbury. Vistitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W.Park Ave., Libertyville. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to either the church or the American Cancer Society. For information, (847) 362-3009.

Howard E. `Howie'  George of Naperville
A memorial service for Howard E. `Howie'  George, 60, formerly of Carol Stream and Itasca, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S.Mill St., Naperville. Born Nov.21, 1937, in Chicago, he died Saturday, Sept.19, 1998, at home. Interment will be private. Mr. George was born in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago. He was a graduate of Steinmetz High School, Chicago. Mr. George received a bachelor of science in engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign, following his return from serving in the Army.He resided in Itasca for 20 years before moving to Carol Stream in 1989. He has been a resident of Naperville since 1997.He was employed by Griffin Wheel Company in Chicago and several other companies in the field of mechanical engineering.Mr. George married his wife, Jean on Dec. 22, 1989. He was an aviation enthusiast and a pilot. Survivors include his wife of eight years, Jean H. (nee Dopart) George of Naperville; children, Michelle George of Rockford and Danielle George of Bensenville; stepson, Robert (Carol) Buttz of Batavia; grandson, Christopher George of Rockford; brother, Ken (Chris) George of Round Lake; and one niece and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard J. and Irene (nee Lutz) George. A memorial visitation will be from 1 p.m.until the time of services Sunday, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 355-0213.

Richard L. Grimes of Mount Prospect
Memorial services for Richard L. Grimes, 49, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W.Central Rd.at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect. Born July 24, 1949, in Chicago, Mr. Grimes died Friday, Sept.18, 1998, at home. An employee of Central Wisconsin Railroad, he was a graduate of Northern Illinois University. Survivors include his aunts and uncle, Edna Johnson, BerniceMuhlhausen and Raymond (Elaine) Leonhard; best friend, Bill (Laurene) Wagner; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and LaVerne Grimes. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Heart Association, are preferred. For information, (847) 255-7800.

John B.`Jack'  Hoffstetter of McHenry
A funeral Mass for John B. `Jack'  Hoffstetter, 67, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Friday, at St. Patrick's Church, McHenry. Father James McKitrick will officiate. Born Sept.11, 1931, in Chicago, the son of Peter J. and Eleanor M. (nee Flood) Hoffstetter, he died Monday, Sept.21, 1998, atSherman Hospital in Elgin.Interment will be in St. Patrick Countryside Cemetery, McHenry. Mr.Hoffstetter was a resident of the McHenry area since 1936.For the past 18 years, he was a landscape contractor and owned, along with his sons, the Hoffstetter Corporation.Prior to working in the landscape field, he worked in heavy construction in the Chicagoland area. A Navy veteran from 1955 to 1958, he served as a Seebee stationed in Guam. He was a member of St.Patrick's Church in McHenry since 1961, and assisted the church in fundraising programs over the years.He wasalso active in landscaping projects for St. Patrick's Church and St.Patrick's Countryside Cemetery. For many years, he wa a Boy Scout Leader for Pack 162 and involved in many scouting activities with his sons. He was a 50 year member of Union Local 150, joining at the age of 17. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Elaine (nee Lerch), whom he married on Sept. 4, 1954, at St. Peter's Church in Antioch; children, Jeffrey W. (Susan) Hoffstetter of Loves Park, Sharon T. (Alan) Stone of Bloomingdale and Phillip S. (Laurie) Hoffstetter of McHenry; grandchildren, Sarah and Rachel Hoffstetter, Josh, Benjamin and Peter Stone, Andrew (Samantha) Hoffstetter and April Hoffstetter; and father-in-law, Anton Lerch of McHenry. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m.today, at the George M. Justen & Son Funeral Home, 3519 W. Elm St., McHenry. Memorials in his name may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S.LaSalle St.,Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60604-1197. For information, (815) 385-2400.

Ruth M. Johnson of Libertyville
Services for Ruth M. Johnson (nee Franson), 86, will be held at 10:30a.m. Saturday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W.Park Ave.,Libertyville. Born Nov.16, 1911, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998, at Condell Medical Center.Interment will be in Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago. She lived in Chicago most of her life and was also a former resident of Waukesha, Wis.She was a former member of St.Mark's Lutheran Church in Waukesha and the Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, where she was an active volunteer in the church kitchen.She was a memebr of the Grace Lutheran Church in Libertyville and an accomplished musician and former piano and accordion teacher. She was the cherished mother of Linnea (George) Budzik of Gurnee, also Sharon (Harry) Vaughan of Mendota, Ill.; loving aunt of Karen (Dale) Dembski of Kildeer; devoted grandmother of Elizabeth and Matthew Budzik, Holly (Daniel) Snopko, and Heather and Hilary Vaughan; and dear sister of Norman Franson of Westchester. She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Judith Franson; beloved husband, Duffield Johnson on Feb 12, 1991; and brother, Foelke Franson. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m.until the time of services Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Libertyville, in her memory. For information, (847) 362-3009.

Albert G. Klaus Jr. of Hanover Park
Services for Albert G. Klaus Jr.,68, will be held at 10 a.m.Friday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg. Born Aug.9, 1930, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998, at Hoffman Estates Medical Center.Burial will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst. He was Past Worshipful Master of Crystal Honor Lodge No.1025; member of El Jaala, Des Plaines; Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Indiana Forest No.189; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Lodge Council Chapter Consistory; Betsy Ross Chapter No.834, Order of Eastern Star, Chicago; Illinois Lodge of Research, A.F. & A.M.; The Grand Council of Cryptic Masons in Illinois, Super Excellent Master, Rockford Council #30; and life member of Commardary No.36, Palatine, Ill. KnightsTemplar.He was also a member of Tebala Temple A.A.O.N.M.S., of Rockford; Society of Hospitalers of the Inner Temple, Chicago; Grand & Glorious Order of Hillbilly Degree, Clan No. 57, Lockport, Ill.; Grand Order of the Sword of Bunker Hill, Blackhawk Order No.8, Stockton, Ill.;life member of Royal Arch Masons, Palatine Chapter No. 206; Treasurer Square & Compasses Lodge No.1174, A.F. & A.M.; and a 44 year Mason. He was the beloved husband of Laura Klaus (nee Engel); loving father of Wayne Klaus, Linda (James) Hanger and Cheryl (William) Robinson; grandfather of Steven (Lisa Mark) Bunkowske Jr., Anthony (Madeline) Bunkowske, Ashley Klaus, Jamie Klaus, Erika Robinson, Daniel Hanger and Krystle Hanger; dear son of Rose C. and the late Albert G. Klaus Sr.;brother of Mary (Leonard) Stensland; uncle of three nephews; and granduncle of seven grandnieces and grandnephews. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice in his name. For information, (847) 882-5580.

Mary T. Krass of Lake In The Hills
Services for Mary T. Krass (nee Burghope, Chapman), 52, will be held at 8 p.m.Friday, at Stirlen-Pieper & Davenport Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Rd.),Barrington. Reverend Paul Schuth will officiate. Born July 11, 1946, in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Cyril and Phyllis Burghope, she passed away Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.Burial will be in White Chapel Memorial Cemetery, Troy, Mich. Mrs.Krass received her masters degree in education from Wayne State University.Her career began as a teacher in the Detroit area and continued upon her move to Illinois.Her final career move began 12 years ago when she joined the staff of Sylvan Learning Systems, where she held various positions, most recently as a manager of new center development.She truly enjoyed shopping, dining out, her work, and most of all her family. Survivors include her husband, Harry Krass, whom she married Aug.8, 1982, in Detroit; daughter, Felicia (Todd) Bruns of Lake In The Hills; mother, Phyllis Burghope of Wauconda; and grandchildren, Nicholas and Natalie Bruns. She was preceded in death by her father, Cyril Burghope. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.today and from3 p.m.until the time of services Friday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nicholas and Natalie Bruns Education Fund, c/o Barb Magrini or Sharon Kopacz, Harris Bank of Algonquin, 225 S.RandallRd.,Algonquin, IL 60102. For information, (847) 381-3411.

Joshua Kuschmirz of Elgin
Services for Joshua Kuschmirz, 20, will be held at 10 a.m.Friday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S.State St.,Elgin. Born Dec.22, 1977, in Elgin, the son of Michael and Denise (nee Schmidgall) Kuschmirz, he died Monday, Sept.21, 1998, at Sherman Hospital.Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery. He graduated from Larkin High School in 1996. Survivors include his father, Michael Kuschmirz of South Elgin; mother, Denise (Jim) Oliver of Tennessee; sister, Erin Kuschmirz of Elgin; stepsister, Annie Oliver; stepbrothers, Zachary and Lucas Oliver; girlfriend, Clurissa Coombs of Elgin; and many friends and family. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home. Memorials may be given tothe family. For information, (847) 741-8800.

Hugo Pedro Lahera of Round Lake Beach
A funeral Blessing for Hugo Pedro Lahera, 71, will be held at 7 p.m.Friday, at the Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Rd.,Grayslake.Fr.F.Cuevas will officiate. Born April 5, 1927, in Cuba, he died Monday, Sept.21, 1998, at St.Therese Medical Center in Waukegan.Interment will be private. He came to the United States in 1962, and has been a resident of Round Lake Beach since 1976, coming from Chicago. He retired in 1988, from Rego Company of Chicago where he was employed for more than 21 years. He leaves his wife, Blanca (nee de Rojas), whom he married on July 3, 1948, in Cuba; daughter, Ellen (Doug) Richter of Vernon Hills; sons, Hugo and Juan L. both of Round Lake Beach and Juan C. (Sandy) Lahera of Grayslake; grandchildren, Nicolas, Michael and Katie; and sisters, Maria V. Romanach and Pura M. Viar. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lazaro and Pura Lahera; and three brothers. Friends of the family may visit from 4 p.m.until the time of services Friday, at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be given to Catholic Charities in his memory. For information, (847) 223-8122.
Joseph G. Majewski, 50, of Addison, died Tuesday, Sept.22.Arrangements were made by The Oaks Funeral Home, Itasca, (630) 250-8588.
Richard L. Majewski, 59, of West Chicago, died Monday, Sept.21.Arrangements were made by Williams-Woodward Funeral Home, West Chicago, (630) 231-1300.

Philip M. Maksymonko of Barrington Hills
Services for Philip M. Maksymonko, 80, will be held at 11 a.m.Saturday, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Algonquin. Born Nov.26, 1917, in Dolyna, Ukraine, he died Saturday, Sept.19, 1998, at home.Burial will be Tuesday, at 2 p.m. in St.Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery, Chicago. A self employed tool and die designer, he was the husband of the late Friedl Schuerrle Maksymonko, whom he married in 1951, and who preceded him in 1998; father of Philip F. of Barrington Hills and George B. (Emily) Maksymonko of Springfield, Va.; and grandfather of three. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.Friday and from 10 a.m.until the time of services Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Home of the Sparrow, 3941 W.Main St.,McHenry, Ill. For information, (847) 658-4232.

Michael T. Mansfield of Mundelein
Funeral services for Michael T.  Mansfield, 52, will be held at 8:30p.m. Saturday, at Kristan Funeral Home, P.C., 219 W.Maple Ave.,Mundelein. Born March 12, 1946, in Chicago, he died Monday, Sept.21, 1998, at home. Mr.Mansfield had been a resident of Mundelein for nine years, and was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association. He is survived by his wife, Pat Burgess; children, Kimberly Sue Davis of Sikeston, Mo., Kristen Sue (Michael) Stafford of Vincennes, Ind., Michael Thomas Mansfield Jr. of Fox River Grove and Michelle Marie Mansfield of Thorntown, Ind.; two brothers,Robert (Kathy) Mansfield of Vinton, Va.and Richard (Kathy) Mansfield of Mokena, Ill.; three sisters, Lois (Ted) Davenport of Davie, Fla., Roberta (Ron) Wood of Inverness and Donna Marshall of Mokena; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 4 p.m.until the time of services at 8:30 p.m.Saturday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Amercian Cancer Society or the Hospice Foundation of America, 777 17th St.Suite 401, Miami Beach, FL 33139. For information, (847) 566-8020.

Susan `Susie'  Mensching of Wilmette
Mass for Susan `Susie'  Mensching, 91, will be held at 10 a.m.Monday, at St.Joseph Catholic Church, 1747 Lake Ave.,Wilmette. Born July 27, 1907, in Gross Point, Ill., she died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998, at Highland Park Hospital.Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie. Retired after 25 years as a crossing guard, she was the wife of the late Fremont Mensching; mother of Ronald (Mary) Matulnik and James (Martha) Mensching; grandmother of seven; and great-grandmother of two. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Simkins Funeral Home, 6251 Dempster St.,Morton Grove. Masses appreciated. For information, (847) 965-2500.

Eileen Frances Monahan of Vernon Hills
Funeral services for Eileen Frances Monahan (nee O'Flaherty), 91, will be held at 11 a.m.Saturday, at St.Mary of Vernon Church. Born March 6, 1907, in County Kerry, Ireland, she died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998, at Governor's Park in Barrington. Burial will be in Higland Memorial Park, Libertyville. Mrs.Monahan, a homemaker, was the wife of the late Roderick, who preceded her in 1993; mother of Wayne (Dorice) of Hawthorn Woods; grandmother of Kevin (Denise) of Arlington Heights, Kathleen (Larry) Light of Cary and Christopher (Dawna) of Jacksonville, Fla.;and great-grandmother of Shawn, Matthew, Christopher and Lindsay. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m.Friday, at A.K. Barnett Funeral Home, 29 E.Route 25, Vernon Hills. Masses would be appreciated to the church. For information, (847) 634-6470.
Donald Richard Nega, 59, of Bensenville/ Elmhurst, died Wednesday, Sept.23. Arrangements were made by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst, (630) 832-0018.

Carol E. Nichols of St.Charles
Funeral services for Carol E. Nichols, 60, will be held at 10 a.m.Saturday, at Grace of DuPage Church, 27W344 Galusha Road, Warrenville, with the Rev.Scott Ardavanis officiating. Born April 8, 1938, in Chicago, the daughter of Frank and Evelyn (nee Feeley) Bruckler, she died Wednesday, Sept.23,1998, at the home of her son, David, in Valparaiso, Ind.Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Benton, Ky. Mrs.Nichols was employed by Arthur Anderson and Company in St.Charles. An active member of the Cumberland Green Association, she had served as an alderwoman for the City of St. Charles from 1979 to 1983. She is survived by her children, David (Karleen) Nichols of Valparaiso, Ind., Deborah Carol (Harvey) Barrett of Calvert City, Ky., Rebecca Lynn (fiance, Dean) Nichols of Wheeling and Jamie Michelle Nichols of St.Charles; grandchildren, Joseph James and Louis Dominick Sosnowski of Chicago, and David William and Michael James Nichols of Valparaiso, Ind.;two sisters, Katherine Bruckler and Diane McDougall; and her brothers, Darrel and Phil Bruckler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Henry `Jimmy' Nichols on July 2, 1995, and a daughter, Evelyn Marie Nichols. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m.Friday, at Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St.,St.Charles. For information, (630) 584-2000 or www.NorrisFH.com.

Theodore Marion Osada formerly of Arlington Heights
Prayers for Theodore Marion Osada, 99, of Virginia Beach, Va., also formerly of West Dundee and Elmhurst, will be said at 9:45 a.m.Saturday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W.Central Road at Northwest Hwy.,Mount Prospect, followed by a 10:30 a.m.Mass at Our Lady of the Wayside Church. Born Jan.20, 1899, in Chicago, he died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998, in Virginia.Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum. Mr.Osada, a veteran of World War I, had retired as director and comptroller of Mount Prospect Federal Savings and Loan.He also operated several businesses in Elmhurst, and was involved in the organizing of the Yorkfield Volunteer Fire Department.He was a life member of the Father McDonald Council of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his sons, Chester (Louise) of West Dundee and Edward (Catherine) of Ashville, N.C.; daughters, Geraldine Lengel of Virginia Beach, Va. and Janine (Louis) Blanchet of Staunton, Va.;19 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 74 years, Estelle C. Osada (nee Sokal);parents, Stanislau and Marya Osada; and sister, Mary Zaleski. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.Friday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Heart Association. For information, (847) 255-7800.

Lloyd L. Petersen Sr. of Carol Stream
Services for Lloyd L. Petersen Sr.,72, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 405 S.Rush St., Roselle. He will lie in state from 10:30 a.m.until the time of services. Born Dec.18, 1925, in Clearwater, Neb.,he died Monday, Sept.21, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital.Burial will be in Chapel Hill West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace. He was a member of the Carol Stream/Wheaton V.F.W., and served in World War II in France and central Europe. He was the husband of Nellie Tubbs; father of Lloyd L. Jr. (Linda), Jerry A.,  Donald D. (Raelene), Robin (Mark) Guzman and the late Peggy Sue; brother of Gene Siem, Joyce (Marshall) Luth and the late Wendal (Darlene) Petersen; and grandfather of eight. Visitation will be from 2 to9 p.m.today, at Brust Funeral Home, 415 N. Gary Ave.,Carol Stream. For information, (630) 510-0044.

Joseph A. Portiera formerly of Niles
Prayers for Joseph A. Portiera, 96, of San Diego, Calif.,also formerly of Chicago, will be said at 8:45 a.m.Saturday, at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E.Rand Rd.,Mount Prospect.Mass will follow at 9:30 a.m.at Our Lady of the Wayside Church in Arlington Heights. Born Sept.16, 1902, in Cefalu, Sicily, he died Sunday, Sept.20, 1998, in San Diego.Entombment will be in All Saints Mausoleum, Des Plaines. Self employed in the produce business, he was the husband of the late Rose (nee Barranco); father of Anthony (Helen), Richard (Rosalie), Salvatore (Jeanette), Josephine (Charles) Abraham, Virginia (Andrew) Muscarello and Rosemarie (late Kenneth) Small; brother of Anthony, Frank and Letiza Portera; grandfather of 20; and great-grandfather of23. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.Friday, at the funeral home. Masses preferred. For information, (847) 394-2336.

Hazel June Renwick of Elgin
Hazel June Renwick (nee Lindstrom), passed away on Thursday, Sept.17, 1998, after a long struggle with emphysema and cancer. She is survived by her daughters and son, Judy (Dennis) White, Pauline (Mike) Zeitner, Maryann Van Dyke and LeRoy Renwick (Lee); 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and friend and companion of 26 years, Travis Hayes. As per her wishes, there will be no traditional funeral.Instead there will be a celebration of her life Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, at 128 N.Aldine St.,Elgin. Party food and drink provided, dress is casual, all who knew her are welcome, but come happy and enjoy yourself. Our mother wrote this herself and we, her children, have the pleasure of carrying out her wishes.This is not an obligation, but an act of love.We hope you will attend to celebrate with us her life, for that is really what she wanted. For information, (847)518-1010.

Claire J. Tabacik of Mount Prospect
A funeral Mass for Claire J. Tabacik (nee Pitlock), 86, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at St.Emily Church, 1400 Central Rd.,Mount Prospect. Born July 3, 1912, in Chicago, she died Saturday, Sept.19, 1998, at Holy Family Medical Center.Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Ahomemaker, she was the wife of the late Joseph Tabacik, he preceded her in death in 1980; mother of Joseph S.Tabacik and Suzanne Renaud; grandmother of Janine Flathman; and sister of four late brothers and three late sisters. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.Friday, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E.Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights. For information, (847) 253-5423.
Ernestine Vera (nee Trevino), 48, of Carol Stream, died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, (630) 832-4161.

Peggy Mae Weirich formerly of McHenry
Graveside rites for Peggy Mae Weirich, 70, will be offered at 11 a.m. Friday, at Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake. Born Nov.24, 1927, in Charleston, W.V., she died Sunday, Sept.20, 1998, at home following a lengthy illness. She resided in Charleston, for many years, made her home in McHenry for more than 30 years and returned to Charleston.She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in McHenry. She leaves her son, Sterling `Butch' `Burns' R. Weirich Sr.of McHenry; daughter, Alice Mae Pugliese of Tamarac, Fla.;nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Albert Weirich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur G. Weirich Sr.;and son, Arthur G. Weirich Jr. Friends of the family may call from 7 to 8 p.m.today only, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E.Belvidere Rd.,Grayslake. For information, (847)223-8122

Rita T. Wilkie of Naperville
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Rita T. Wilkie, 74, will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m.Saturday, at St.Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd.,Naperville. Born May 14, 1924, in Chicago, she died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998, at Edward Hospital in Naperville.Interment will be private. She had worked at Jewel-Osco and White Hen Food Service before retiring. Survivors include her sons, Gregory Wilkie of Salt Lake City, Utah and Colin (Judy) Wilkie of Naperville; grandson, Scott Wilkie of Naperville; one brother; and four sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse Association of Fox Valley, 1245 Corporate Blvd.,Aurora, IL 60504, Fox Valley Hospice, 200 Whitefield Dr.,P.O.Box 707, Geneva, IL 60134 or St.Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 1500 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60540. Arrangements were made by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville. For information, (630) 355-0213.

Jacqueline Marie Yount of Naperville
Funeral services for Jacqueline Marie Yount, 50, will begin at 10 a.m.Friday, at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W.Van Buren, Naperville, and continue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m.at St.Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Rd.,Naperville. Born Sept.26, 1947, in Chicago, she died Monday, Sept.21, 1998, at Edward Hospital in Naperville.Interment will be in SS.Peter and PaulCemetery. Mrs. Yount was a homemaker and a member of St.Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville. She is survived byher husband, Clair H.Yount, son, Joseph Yount, and daughter, Allison Yount all of Naperville; sisters, Donna (Gary) Hartman of Geneva and Winona (Frank) Holan of Dixon, Ill.; and father, Martin DuCharme of Rapid City, S.D. She was preceded in death by her mother, Rose (nee Sacco) DuCharme. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home. Memorials in Mrs.Yount's name may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Northern Illinois Affiliate, 6 N. Michigan Ave.,Suite 1202, Chicago, IL 60602. For information, (630) 355-0264.


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