Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Robert D. Bernstein formerly of Mount Prospect
Memorial services for Robert D. Bernstein, 67, of Henderson, Nev., will be held at 4 p.m.Sunday, at Weinstein Family Services Wilmette Chapel, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette.
Mr. Bernstein died Sunday, Sept.20, 1998, at home.
He was the husband of Marlene (nee Stein); father of Richard (Barbara), Gary (fiancee Karen Fike) and Sherry; son of Sema and the late Sam; brother of Barbara (late Stuart) Seiller; son-in-law of Fred and the late Belle Stein; brother-inlaw of Judy (Bob) Wolfberg; and uncle of four.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research, P.O. Box 750, New York, NY 10131-0304.
For information, (847) 256-5700.

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.

Joseph E. Brennan of Carpentersville
Services for Joseph E. Brennan, 75, will be held at 2 p.m.today, at O'Connor and Homeier Funeral Home, 364 Division St., Elgin.
Born March 5, 1923, in Rockford, he died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin.Burial will be in Dundee Township Cemetery, Dundee.
A veteran of the Army serving during World War II, he was employed by Smith Security Company for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Leona (nee Stukenberg), whom he married on Feb. 22, 1959, in Oregon, Ill.;sons, George Brennanof Summerton, Mexico, Daniel (Sheila) Brennan of Elgin, Scott Brennan of Elgin, Don (Linda) Orsted of Mount Morris, Ill.and Steve (Connie) Orsted of Oregon, Ill.;daughters, Pat Brennan of California, Linda Brennan of Utah, Shirley Soltow of Elgin, Linda Wilson of Rockford, Diann (Jim) Melton of Carpentersville and Nancy (Jim) Davis of East Dundee; several grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two daughters.
Memorials may be made to the family.
For information, (847) 741-1400.

Mildred Minnie Ruth Bruckner (nee Hewelt), 84, of Chicago, died Wednesday, Sept. 23.  Arrangements were madeby G.L. Hills Funeral Home, Des Plaines, (847) 699-9003.

Reverend George E. Burton of Aurora
Memorial services for The Reverend George E. Burton, 75, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, at St. John United Church of Christ, 301 Fifth, Aurora, IL 60504.  Dr. John R. Rodgers will officiate.
Born Sept. 22, 1922, he died Friday, Sept.11, 1998, at home. Private burial was in River Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Batavia.
Rev.Burton served in the Air Force from 1942 to 1946. He graduated from Chicago Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1951. He served United Church of Christ in Michigan, Missouri, Colorado and Illinois. In 1985, he earned a second masters degree from Northern Illinois University.Following his retirement in1986, Rev.Burton served as interim pastor for area churches.With his wife he also had a private counseling practice in Geneva for the past 10 years.
Surviving are his wife, Melinda Fraser-Burton; four daughters; one brother; four stepchildren; and 15 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to contribute to Hospice of DuPage, 690 E. North Ave., Carol Stream, IL 60188 or St. John United Church of Christ, at the address listed above.
Arrangements were made by Yurs Wittenberg Funeral Home, Geneva.
For information, (630) 232-7337.

Marjorie E. Carey of Elgin
Private graveside services for Marjorie E. Carey, 94, will be held in Chestnut Hill Memorial Park in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Celebration of life services will be held at a later date in the First Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls.
Born Sept.30, 1903, in Port Clinton, Ohio, the daughter of William and Ida Fisher Reitz, she died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, at the Apostolic Christian Resthaven Nursing Home.
She had spent her adult life in Cuyahoga Falls, where she was an active member of the First Methodist Church of Cuyahoga Falls and a noted community volunteer.  She was a charter member and past president of the Ohio Chapter BK of the PEO Sisterhood.  She had moved to Elgin in February of 1998, to be close to her family.
Survivors include her son, Bruce (Charlotte) Carey of Elgin; grandchildren, Chris Carey of Irving, Texas and Kathleen Carey of Dallas, Texas; and sister, Elsie Smith of Port Clinton, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul I. Carey in 1988, whom she married on Sept. 25, 1932, two sisters; and two brothers.
Memorials may be given to the Apostolic Christian Resthaven Nursing Home, Elgin.
Arrangements were made by Laird Funeral Home, Elgin.
For information, (847) 741-8800.

Virginia Chippior (nee Hermann), 71, of Bartlett, died Wednesday, Sept.23. Arrangements were made by Countryside Funeral Home, Bartlett, (630) 289-7575.

Mildred G. Collins of Libertyville
Services for Mildred G. Collins, 92, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Father Victor J. Ivers will officiate.
Born Oct.11, 1905, in Chads Ford, Pa., she died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at the Care Centre of Wauconda.  Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
A Libertyville resident since 1984, she was a former resident of Wilmington, Del.,Cape May, N.J. and Irvine, Calif.
She was a member of St. Joseph Parish and also a former member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Chester Heights, Pa.
Surviving is her daughter, Jane Alexander of Libertyville; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, James L. Crosby in 1952; second husband, John E. Collins in 1963; granddaughter, Kathleen J. Beck in 1951; and five brothers and sisters.
Friends of the family may call from 10 a.m.until the time of services Monday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to either the charity of your choice or Condell Medical Center, in her memory.
For information, (847) 362-3009.

Clifton A. Downing of Geneva
Memorial services for Clifton A. Downing, 55, will be held at 2 p.m. today, at the Yurs Wittenberg Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St. (Route 38), Geneva.  Rev. Robert Kasperson will officiate.
Born April 8, 1943, in Illinois, the son of Hicks Downing and Jeanette Downing Barclay, he died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998, at home.  Private burial will be in West Batavia Cemetery, Batavia.
He is survived by his brother, Jack (Paulette) Downing of Glendora, Calif.; nieces, Allison (Richard) Downing Picone of Alpharetta, Ga., Michele (Mathew) Michalski of Monticello, Ind. and Maura (Kevin) McCarthy of Glendora; three grandnieces; and one grandnephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memroials may be made to the Anderson Animal Shelter, 1000 S. LaFox, South Elgin, IL 60177.
For information, (630) 232-7337.

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.

Calvin Edward Hainzinger Sr. of Gurnee
Funeral services for Calvin Edward Hainzinger Sr.,72, formerly of Niles, will be held at 10:30 a.m.Monday, at Marsh Funeral Home, 1840 East Grand Ave.,Lindenhurst.
Born Feb.10, 1926, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Sept.24, 1998, at Condell Medical Center.Burial will be inWarren Cemetery.
A veteran of World War II having served in the Marine Corps, he retired from Sears Roebuck and Company in 1988, after 40 years of employment.He was an avid movie buff and loved to play cards.
He was the beloved husband of 51 years of Tina; loving father of Christine, Carolyn, Calvin Jr., Cynthia, Craig and Connie; grandfather of 32; great-grandfather of three; son of the late Harry and Marie; and brother of the late Delbert.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 8 p.m.Sunday and 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Monday, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 265-6611.

Peter Horbowy formerly of Arlington Heights
A funeral Liturgy for Peter Horbowy, 82, of Bellevue, Wash., formerly of Arlington Heights for 35 years, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at Immaculate Conception Ukranian Catholic Church, 745 S.Benton, Palatine.
Born Feb. 12, 1916, in Belzec, Ukraine, he died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at Evergreen Vista Convalescent Center in Bellevue.Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Mount Prospect.
A retiredcarpenter and longtime custodian at St.Paul Church, he was an active member at Immaculate Conception Church, whenhe lived in Arlington Heights.
He was the husband of the late Eleonore Horbowy; father of William (Jan) Horbowy of Bellevue; stepfather of Werner (Shirley) Sommers of Twin Lakes, Wis.; grandfather of six; great-grandfather of many; and brother of Stephen Horbowy of the Ukraine.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m., with Requiem services at 6 p.m. Sunday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd. at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 4709 Golf Rd., Skokie, IL 60076 or the American Lung Association, 1440 W.Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607.
For information, (847) 255-7800.

Ruth M. Johnson of Libertyville
Services for Ruth M. Johnson (nee Franson), 86, will be held at 10:30 a.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.

Carol P. Keppler (nee Paulison), 61, of Arlington Heights, died Wednesday, Sept. 23. Arrangements were made by Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., Arlington Heights, (847) 253-0168.

Sylvia M. Kohler of Mount Prospect
Services for Sylvia M. Kohler (nee Stuempel), 61, will begin at 9:45 a.m.
Saturday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W.Central Road (at Northwest Highway), Mount Prospect, continuing with Mass at 10:30 a.m., at St. Zachary Church, Des Plaines.
Born April 20, 1937, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at Loyola Medical Center.Interment will be in St. Michael Cemetery.
Survivors include hersons, Frank (Lenise) and Chad Kohler; daughters, Kim (Mike) Swansen, Tina (David) Jakubek and Sheri Kohler (fiance Bill Holton); grandchildren, Justin, Josh, Ashley, Ross and Sarah; and brother, Hank Stuempel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank P. Kohler.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 255-7800.

Joshua Kuschmirz of Elgin
Services for Joshua Kuschmirz, 20, will be held at 10 a.m.today, 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.
Memorials may be given to the family.
For information, (847) 741-8800.

Kenneth R. Larson of Arlington Heights
Services for Kenneth R. Larson, 76, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at St.Mark Lutheran Church, 200 S. Wille, Mount Prospect. He will lie in state from 10 a.m.until the time of services.
Born Dec. 23, 1921, in Madison, Wis., Mr. Larson died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital.
Retired from U.S. Gypsum Research Laboratories in Libertyville, he was a member of the U.S.G. Goldies. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering. A World War II veteran, he retired a Major from the Army with 21 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth (nee Christensen); daughters, Susan Blond Lee, Sharon Larson and Kristine (Bruce) Brower; and grandchildren, Shawn Blond, Alexandra Brower and Karolyn Brower.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd. at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Mark Lutheran Church, are appreciated.
For information, (847) 255-7800.

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.today 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 8:30 p.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.

Genevieve Mast of Bartlett
Visitation for Genevieve Mast, 85, formerly of Chicago, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m.Saturday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S.State St.,Elgin. Funeral services will be held on Monday, in Amboy, Ind.
Born Dec.19, 1912, in Somerset, Ind., to Clayton and Pearl (nee Elshire) Goodrick, she died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at her home.Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Amboy.
Survivors include her children, Richard (Pat) Mast of Littleton, Colo., and Susan (Norman) Watkins of Gilberts, Ill.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a half sister, Edna Bright of Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Pleny Pitts; husband, Paul Mast in 1979; and brother, John Goodrick.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
For information, (847) 741-8800.

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.

Harold H. Miller formerly of Naperville
Services for Harold H. Miller, 81, of Sandwich, Ill.,will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Sandwich.  The Rev. Jack Heraty will officiate.
Born Feb.10, 1917, in Naperville, to Herman and Martha (nee Klingeberger) Miller, he passed away Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at Valley West Community Hospital, Sandwich.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Catholic Cemetery, Sandwich.
A veteran of World War II, Mr.Miller had served in the Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant stationed in Austrailia.
He had worked several years at Kroehler Manufacturing Company in Naperville, was later employed as a milkman for Will-O-Way and Oatman Dairies, and retired after 12 years with Ideal Industries in Sycamore.He was a member of the Sandwich Moose Lodge and had many hobbies, including gardening, electronics, computers, music, and his monthly pinochle club for almost 50 years.He loved his children and grandchildren, and especially treasured family gatherings and traditions.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Miller (nee Meyer) whom he married Oct.11, 1947, in Somonauk, Ill.;two daughters, Janice Miller of Lawrenceville, Ga.,and Claudia (Gordon) Krauspe of Wheaton; five sons, Chuck (Debbie) Miller of Warrenville, Ken Miller of Sandwich, Gary (Sharon) Miller of Sherman, Ill., Dave (Karen) Millerof St. Charles and Jack (Rosie) Miller of Sahuarita, Ariz.; and 16 grandchildren, Chris, Jason, Alison, Missy, Amy, Scott, Jeff, Matt, Steven, Erik, John, Brad, Eric and Brian Miller, and Emily and Ethan Krauspe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Doug Miller in 1970.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m.today, at Turner Funeral Home, Somonauk, with a Rosary service recited at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to the St. Paul's Catholic Church Building Fund, Sandwich, IL.
For information, (815) 498-2363.

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 Highland 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 3 to 9 p.m.today, at A.K. Barnett Funeral Home, 29 E.Route 25, Vernon Hills.
Masses would be appreciated to the church.
For information, (847) 634-6470.

Carol E. Nichols of St. Charles
Services for Carol E. Nichols, 60, will be held at 10 a.m.Saturday, at Grace of DuPage Church, 27W344 Galusha Rd., Warrenville. Rev. Scott Ardavanis will officiate.
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.
She was employed by Arthur Anderson and Company in St. Charles. Carol had been an active member of the Cumberland Green Association and had served as an Alderwoman for the City of St.Charles from 1979 to 1983.
Mrs. Nichols is survived by her children, David (Kathleen) Nichols of Valparaiso, Deborah Carol (Harvey) Barrett of Calvert City, Ky.,Rebecca Lynn (fiance Dean Williams) 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; sisters, Katherine Bruckler and Diane McDougall; and 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 daughter, Evelyn Marie Nichols.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m.today, at the Norris Funeral Home, 100 S.Third St.,St.Charles.
For information, (630) 584-2000 or www.NORRISFH.com.

Robert L. Norris of Elgin
Private services for Robert L. Norris, 43, will be held at a later date at St. Paul's United Church of Christ.
Born Dec.31, 1954, in Simi Valley, Calif.,he died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Burial will be private.
He had been employed as a carpenter.
Survivors include his wife Debra Ingham Norris, whom he married on Oct.1, 1995; parents, Robert and Beverly Norris of Apple Valley, Calif.; and sisters, Marilyn (Bob) Hannemann of Redding, Calif.and Carolyn (Dennis) Schaumann of Gig Harbor, Wash.
Arrangements were made by Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Elgin.
For information, (847) 742-2100.

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.21, 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.today, 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.

Kathleen A. Palmquist of Deerfield
Mass for Kathleen A. Palmquist (nee Egebrecht), 46, formerly of Evanston, will be held at 10 a.m.Saturday, at St. Mary Church, Buffalo Grove.
Born April 3, 1952, in Evanston, she died Thursday, Sept.24, 1998, at home.
Burial will be in Vernon Cemetery.
A marketing assistant for Glenview State Bank, she was the wife of Richard `Dick' Palmquist; mother of Jim (Kadee) Palmquist of Vernon Hills and the late Katie Marie; daughter of Jim and Carol Egebrecht of Glenview; sister of Robert (Diane) Egebrecht of Wheeling and Thomas (Ellen) Egebrecht of Glenview; grandmother of Robbie Palmquist; daughter-in-law of Mary Palmquist; sister-in-law of Bob (Mary) Palmquist; and aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.today, at Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S.Milwaukee Ave. (two blocks south of Dundee Rd.), Wheeling.
Memorials may be made to Glenview State Bank Educational Fund for Robbie Palmquist, 800 Waukegan Rd.,Glenview, IL 60025.
For information, (847) 537-6600.

Richard H. Perry, 69, of Wheeling, died Wednesday, Sept.23. Arrangements were made by Gibbons Funeral Home, Elmhurst, (630) 832-0018.

John H. Plein formerly of Roselle
Memorial services for John H. Plein, 62, of Vancouver, Canada, will be held at 3 p.m.Saturday, at the Roselle United Methodist Church.
Mr. Plein died Sunday, Sept.13, 1998, in Vancouver, Canada.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; daughters, Linda and Donna; son, John; and six grandchildren.

Richard F. Pocic, 56, of Elmhurst, died Wednesday, Sept.23. Arrangements were made by Brust Villa Park Funeral Home, (630) 834-6656.

Dorothy V. Pocius of Palatine
Prayers for Dorothy V. Pocius, 81, will be said at 11:30 a.m.Saturday,at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, Ltd., 201 N.Northwest Highway, Palatine, with Mass following at noon, at St.
Thomas of Villanova Church, 1152 E. Anderson Drive, Palatine.
Born Sept.24, 1916, in Breckenridge, Minn.,shedied Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights.Interment will be private.
A homemaker, Mrs.Pocius was a 20-year resident of Palatine.Among her special interests, she had served as a volunteer for 20 years at the Northwest Community Hospital Gift Shop.
Survivors include her daughter, Patricia (Kenneth) Paulson of Goodyear, Ariz.; granddaughter, Christine (Brian) Klippert of Ingleside; grandson, Robert (Teresa) Paulson of Round Lake Beach; great-grandchildren, Shane, Hailey and Susan; sisters, Helen (Jack) Cusack and Shirley Paprocki; and brother, Earle (Rose) Fournier.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Pocius.
Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m.until the time of prayers at 11:30 a.m.Saturday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Misericordia/Heart of Mercy Center, 6300 N.Ridge Ave.,Chicago, IL 60660-1099.
For information, (847) 358-7411.

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), Josephine (Charles) Abraham, Virginia (Andrea) Muscarello, Rosemarie (late Kenneth) Small, Richard (Rosalie), and Salvatore (Jeanette); brother of Anthony, Frank and Letiza Portera; grandfather of 20; and great-grandfather of 23.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home.
Masses preferred.
For information, (847) 394-2336.

Geno Ricci of Itasca
Services for Geno Ricci, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at The Oaks Funeral Home, 1201 E. Irving Park Rd., Itasca.
Born March 3, 1910, in Italy, he died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery.
A baker by trade, he was a Master Mason and Shriner.
He was the husband of the late Mary; father of Charles (Patricia) Ricci, Geraldine (James) Bestman and Elsie (John) Miceli; brother of Mary Navigato; grandfather of seven; and great-grandfather of eight.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
For information, (630) 250-8588.

Alberto L. Rodriquez Sr. of Carpentersville
Services for Alberto L. Rodriquez Sr., 69, will begin at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W.Main St., West Dundee, and continue to St. Monica Churchin Carpentersville, for a Mass at 10 a.m.The Rev. J. Robert Camacho will officiate.
Born Nov.1, 1928, in Falfurrias, Texas, he died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, following a long illness. Burial will be in Dundee Township East Cemetery, East Dundee.
He was a resident of Carpentersville since 1967. He was a longtime member of Operating Engineers Union Local #150 and St. Monica Church.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Oralia Lopez Rodriquez, whom he married on Sept.17, 1950; sons, Pedro (Sharon) of Carpentersville, Arnie (Katie) of Elgin, Armando of Berwyn and Alvaro (Marcia) of Algonquin; daughters, Diane (Richard) Pollack of Elgin, Dolores (Ike) Eisenhauer of Ozark, Mo.and Debra (Julio) Garcia of Carpentersville; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; mother, Apolonia Martinez of Hebbronville, Texas; adoptive father, Felipe Rodriquez of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters, Lucilla Chavarria of Alice, Texas, Lucinda Andrade, Magdalena Leal, Evangelina Tamez and Jeusua Gonzalez all of Corpus Christi, and Ernistina Martinez, Gloria Guerra and Olga Myers all of California; and brothers, Felipe Rodriquez Jr. and Domingo Rodriquez both of Corpus Christi.
He was preceded in death by his father, Heberto Guerra; adoptive mother, Carolina Lopez Rodriquez; sons, Alberto Rodriquez Jr.and Alonzo Rodriquez; granddaugters, Consuello and Maria Elena; sister, Beatriz; and brother, Francisco.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m.today, at the funeral home.
Please omit flowers.
Memorials may be made to St.Monica Church of Carpentersville.
For information, (847) 426-3436.

John S. Speciale Jr. of Palatine
Prayers for John S. Speciale Jr., 70, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy.,Palatine.  Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, Anderson and Williams Drs., Palatine.
Born June 10, 1928, in Chicago, he died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice A. (nee Alongi) Speciale; children, John A. (Susan) Speciale, Michael F. (Nicole) Speciale, Therese M. Anderson and Joseph A. Speciale; grandchildren, Jon, Nicholas, Michael, Christopher and Richard Speciale, and David and Danielle Anderson; and siblings, Carmella (late Sam) Livorsi, John `Babs' (Gayle) Speciale, Mary Speciale, Patrina Speciale and Joseph (Beverly) Speciale.
He was preceded in death by his son, Richard; sisters, Jenny, Frances, Rose and Josephine; brother, Anthony; and parents, Giovanni and Patrina Speciale.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m.Friday, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 358-7411.

William C. Stueber formerly of Arlington Heights
Memorial services for William C. Stueber, 76, of Egg Harbor, Wisc., will be held at 4 p.m. today, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Egg Harbor.
The Rev. Donald Heeringa will officiate.
Born June 11, 1922, in Horicon, the son of William and Emma (nee Wagner) Stueber, he passed away Monday, Sept.21, 1998, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisc. after a courageous battle with Leukemia.
Mr. Stueber grew up on a farm and loved hunting. He studied mechanical engineering at the Univeristy of Wisconsin, Madison and entered the Navy V-12 program during World War II. He was sent to Columbia University in New York, where hereceived his commission and served as a lieutenant in the munition's depot at Port Chicago, Calif.
He met his wife, Doris Peterson, at the University of Wisconsin in 1943.
They were married at Bethel Lutheran Church in Madison on March 11, 1945.
After World War II they both retured to the University of Wisconsin and Bill decided to study law.He became a patent attorney, received his Doctorate of Law in 1948, and was a member of the State Bar in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.
Bill and Doris moved to Minneapolis, Minn.where he worked as a patent attorney for General Mills for eight years.
They moved to Arlington Heights in 1955, where Bill was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights for many years. He was a partner in the patent law firm of Hill, Simpson whose offices are in the Sears Tower in Chicago.
The couple enjoyed summers in Egg Harbor, where they lived for 13 years at Rocky Shores.Bill served on the board of directors at Rocky Shores before moving to Anchorage Cove in 1989.
They spent winters living in Boca Raton, Fla.and were members of the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club and enjoyed both boating and golfing with many friends.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Doris; son, Kurt Stueber of Boca Raton, Fla.;daughter, Karen Boigegrain of Coral Springs, Fla.; granddaughter, Laura; great-grandson, Nicholas; sister, Shirley Gneiser; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents andan infant sister.
Friends may call at the church from 3 p.m.until the time of services Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to the United Way of Door County.
Arrangements were made by Davis Mortuary, Sturgeon Bay.
For information, (414) 743-5635.

Vladimir S. Tasovac of Elgin
Services for Vladimir S. Tasovac, 75, will be held at 3 p.m.Saturday, at Wait Ross Allanson Chapel, 51 Center St., Elgin.
Born Feb.14, 1923, in Chicago, he died Thursday,Sept.24, 1998, at Sherman Hospital, Elgin. Burial will be private.
Mr. Tasovac was a former dairy worker and had been employed as a custodian for U-46 when he retired.A veteran, he had served in the Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post #57 in Elgin.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Tasovac (nee Rooney), whom he married Sept.27, 1943; son, William (Beatrix) Tasovac of Elgin; daughters, Kathleen (Hans) Wolf of Algonquin and Virginia (William) Schramm of California; brothers, George (Phyllis) Tasovac of Wisconsin and Robert (Dolores) Tasovac of Des Plaines; sister, Sophia Wandolowski; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces andnephews.
Friends may call from 2 p.m.until the time of services at 3 p.m.Saturday, at the chapel.
Please omit flowers; memorials may be made to the family.
For information, (847) 742-2100.

Anita C. Triplett, 68, of Hoffman Estates, formerly of Chicago, died Wednesday, Sept.23. Arrangements were made by Michaels Funeral Home, Schaumburg, (847) 891-2900.

Andrew H. Turcza of Palatine
Prayers for Andrew H. Turcza, 74, will be said at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy.,Palatine.Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 465 N. Benton St., Palatine.
Born Oct.3,  1923, in Lambert, Pa., he died Thursday, Sept.24, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.Burial will be in St.Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
Survivors include his wife, Theresa Turcza of Palatine; daughter, Julianne (Thomas) Nielsen of Palatine; grandchildren, Ryan, Carrie and Sean Nielsen; brothers, Frank (Eleanor) Turcza of Chicago and Walter Turcza of Oneonta, N.Y.; and sisters, Helen (Stanley) Blachut of Glenview, Anna (Stanley) Lesniak of Chicago and Genevieve (Henry)Czernecki of Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 358-7411.

Clara L. Whittington of Roselle
Services for Clara L. Whittington, 77, will be held at 1 p.m.Saturday, at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St., Geneva.The Rev. Patrick Stewart will officiate.
Born March 8, 1921, in Clinton, Okla., to Sid and Ida Sikes, she passed away Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at Columbia Hoffman Estates Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, at the Masonic Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, Ill.
Mrs. Whittington was a member of the First Baptist Church of St.Charles.
Survivors include her daughter, Ellen (William) Dethrow of Benton; son, Daniel J. (Jennifer) Whittington of Roselle; stepson, Paul W. (Barb) Whittington of Panama; daughter-in-law, Goldean Flowers of Iowa; grandchildren, Kim Dethrow Smith, Stephen Dethrow, Carol Dethrow Elliott, Leigh Ann Dethrow Blasen, Michael Dethrow, and Phillip Jonathan, Jennifer and Angelea Whittington; and eight great-grandchildren.She is also survived by her sister, Gertrude (Buck) House of Missouri; and brothers, Bob (Vita) Sikes of Missouri and Clarence Sikes of California.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert W. Whittington, who passed away in 1995; daughter, Nanalee Flowers; and son, Clifford Vern Flowers.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.until the time of services at 1 p.m.Saturday, at the funeral home.
For information, (630) 232-8233.

Albert A. Wilson Jr., 76, of Lombard, formerly of Cicero, died Tuesday, Sept.22.
Arrangements were made byKnollcrest Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 932-1500.

Robert J. Zenk of Elgin
Prayers for Robert J. Zenk, 93, will be said at 9:40 a.m.Monday, at O'Connor and Homeier Funeral Home, 364 Division St.,Elgin.Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m.at St.Joseph Catholic Church.Rev.Michael Morrissey will officiate.
Born March 9, 1905, in Elgin, the son of Nicholas and Theresa (Weidner) Zenk, he died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at Sherman West Court.Burial will be in River ValleyCemetery, Dundee.
Mr.Zenk lived in Elgin most of his life, moving to The Benchmark of Hoffman Estates last January.He owned and operated Bob Zenk's Grocery on Dundee Ave.until 1953.Thereafter, he was a sales representative forElectrolux until this retirement.He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene (nee Crum) Zenk of Hoffman Estates, whom he married on June 15, 1936, in Elgin; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Agnes Zenk Kelley and Marie Zenk Westerman; and brothers, Albert, Leo, Anthony and Francis Zenk.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m.Sunday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church.
For information, (847) 741-1400.


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