Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Alice Burns of Bella Vista, Ark.
A memorial service for Alice Burns, 85, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, at First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights, 1903 E. Euclid, Arlington Heights.
Born Dec. 20, 1912, in Ord, Neb., the daughter of Peter and Vinnie Anderson, she died Tuesday, Sept.22, 1998, at Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista, Ark.  A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m.Friday, Oct.2, 1998, at Westlawn Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Omaha, Neb.
Mrs. Burns moved to Bella Vista 4 1/2 years ago from Illinois. She was a member of the Congregational Church in Omaha, Neb.and the PEO Chapter BL in Bella Vista.
She is survived by two sons, Robert T. `Bob' (Beverly) Burns of Bella Vista and William R. Burns of San Antonio, Texas, and one granddaughter, Barbara Burns of Palatine.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to PEO Chapter BL in Bella Vista; Highland United Methodist Building Fund, 371 Glasgow Road, Bella Vista, AK 72715; or the Avery Bird Fund at Concordia, # 7 Professional Dr., Bella Vista, AK 72714.
Arrangements were made by Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, 2258 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista, Ark.
For information, (501) 855-1611.

Josephine Kuras Rock of Berwyn
Prayers for Josephine Kuras Rock (nee Vlk), 84, of Berwyn, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy.,Palatine, with a 10 a.m. Mass to follow at St. Theresa Church, 467 N. Benton St.
Born Aug. 2, 1914, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Sept.24, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital.  Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Ill.
A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Henry `Charlie' Jacob Kuras; mother of Jacqueline (Joseph) Golota and Barbara Lee Kuras; grandmother of Timothy (Deborah) Golota, Doreen (Richard) Taylor, Deborah Marie (Gary) Miller, Deb (Martin) Ward, Daniel (Vicki) Johnson and Jeffrey (Denise) Golota; great-grandmother of Brittany, Michael, Joey, Brennan, Landon, Brianna and Alyssa; sister of Marie Ryan and Ann Chervinko; and aunt of Adrienne Dusza and Tim (Carol) Ryan.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 359-8020.

In Loving Remembrance Melissa McNeely
Oct.1969 to Sept.1998
Melissa, you were a very special person.You became spiritual and appreciated the simple things in life that we and most others take for granted.Your greatest joy and accomplishment was your love and pride in your children, Justina and Danny.You were called home too soon and we feel your loss every waking hour.We long to hear your voice and the sound of your laughter and to hold you close to us.But now you are free, free from all harm and from pain and suffering and safe in the arms of Jesus.
Your sense of humor and the contributions you made in our lives, and those who knew and truly loved you, will remain with us always, you will never be forgotten.The circumstances surrounding your loss are difficult for us to accept.You will always be with us and with your children every day in our thoughts and our prayers.We miss you and love you always.Until we meet again, Your children and family.

Louis Joseph Tobler
Feb. 21, 1923 - Sept.26, 1995
It has been three years since you died in my arms at twilight of evening! You did not go alone, part of me went with you.
I know I will never hold you in my arms again, but will always hold you in my heart and soul! When you died Lou, everything good was taken away in my life! I sit here by your bed feeling sad and empty, after having you by me for 35 years to share my life, love and enjoy! Nothing will ever be the same, for as long as I live! You were my life!My reason for living, now I have none! Lou, you being my partner has changed my life.
forever and for the better! I wouldn't be the person I am today if you hadn't shared your life with me! You gave something I never had before, Lou someone that cared about me! I miss your gentle face, your kind smile, your.
warm gentle touch! I miss the things we used to say and do! But most of all, Lou I miss and need you! I need to hear your voice again! I need to know you are pain free and at peace!! I need to say, `I LOVE YOU,' and be with you for awhile! I can remember when I knew what happiness was, you were the light of my life, Lou.
Now my life is in darkness! Thank you for staying by me for so long when you hurt so much and felt so rotten all the time! THANK YOU, for just being YOU! Each day brings us one day closer! Till we are together again! My Love, My Soul Mate, My Life, My Friend! Your Loving Partner and Friend

Mary Jo Benice (nee Kennedy), 84, of Clarendon Hills, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998.  Arrangements were madeby Toon Funeral Home, Westmont, (630) 968-2262.

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.

John Breitenbach, 77, of Roselle, died Thursday, Sept.24, 1998, at his home.
Arrangements were made by Michaels Funeral Home, (847) 891-2900.

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.

Wanda L. Ciszewski of Des Plaines
Prayers for Wanda L. Ciszewski (nee Wrobleski), 83, will be said at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Rd., Mount Prospect.  Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St.Emily Church, 1400 E. Central Rd., Mount Prospect.
Born April 28, 1915, in Gary, Ind., she died Thursday, Sept.24, 1998, at home.
Entombment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.
She was the wife of the late Benny T. Ciszewski; mother of Robert (Leona) Ciszewski and Donna (William) Mulderink; grandmother of Chris, Craig and Caryn Ciszewski, and Todd and the late Mark Huels; and great-grandmother of Jeffery Ciszewski.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
Masses or memorials to Rainbow Hospice, 1550 N.Northwest Hwy.,Park Ridge, IL 60068, are appreciated.
For information, (847) 394-2336.

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.

Wilhelmina Decker of Arlington Heights
Services for Wilhemina `Minnie' Decker (nee Brinkmann), 91, of Arlington Heights, will be held at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E.
Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights.
Born Oct.9, 1906, in Oldenburg, Germany, she died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at the Lutheran Home for the Aged.
Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.
A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Erik Decker, he preceded her in death in 1964; mother of Renate (Ross) Miller; sister of the late Fred Brinkmann; grandmother of Henry (Carol), Lee Rucks and Cindy (Joe) Buschek; great-grandmother of Brianna Rucks and Lauren Buschek; and dear friend of many.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy., Arlington Heights.
For information, (847) 253-5423.

Valerie M. Fleek, 48, of Denton, Texas, formerly of Chicago, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998.  Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 629-0094.

Marilyn L. Freutel of Wheeling Services for Marilyn L.Freutel (nee Roos), 67, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E.Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights.
Born Sept.1, 1931, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, at home.
Interment will be in Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago.
Mrs. Freutel was retired after many years with Illinois Bell Telephone.
Surviving are her brothers, Allen (Phyllis) Roos and Walter (Beverly) Roos, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard A. Freutel.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.Sunday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 1100 Linnemann Road, Mount Prospect, IL 60056.
For information, (847) 253-5423.

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.

Arthur J. Gilles Jr., 77, of Lombard, died Friday, Sept.25. Arrangements were made by Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 627-1400.

Mildred M. Graham of Mount Prospect
A funeral Mass for Mildred M. Graham, 96, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Cecilia Church, Golf Road (Route 58) at Meier Road, Mount Prospect.
Born Nov. 14, 1901, in St.John, New Brunswick, Canada, she died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at Alden Long Grove Nursing Home.Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.
Mrs. Graham was a retired employee of Central States Health and Welfare Fund, where she had worked for more than 25 years.
She was the beloved wife of the late Louis M.Graham; loving mother of Phyllis (William) Sommers of Hazelhurst, Wis., Edward (Lou Anne) Graham of Mount Prospect, and Shirley (Robert) Hall of Lakewood, Colo.; fond grandmother of Linda Chalk, Beth Trapani, John and Anne Graham, Bob, Tim and Chris Hall, Beverly Jacoby and Sharon Fenley; and great-grandmother of 11.
In lieu of flowers, masses would be appreciated.
Arrangements were made by Friedrichs Funeral Home, Mount Prospect.
For information, (847) 255-7800.

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 in Warren 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. today, 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 when he 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; greatgrandfather of many; and brother of Stephen Horbowy of the Ukraine.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with Requiem services at 6 p.m., at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd. at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect.
Memorials maybe made to the Alzheimer's Association, 4709 Golf Rd., Skokie, IL 60076, or the American Lung Association, 1440 W.Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607.
For information, (847) 255-7800.

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.

Genevieve `Jennie' Lehman of Buffalo Grove
A funeral Mass for Genevieve `Jennie' Lehman (nee Mazzola), 86, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, at St. John Brebeuf Church.
Born May 4, 1912, in Chicago, she died Friday, Sept.25, 1998, at Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights.Burial will be in St.Mary Cemetery, Buffalo Grove.
Surviving are her daughters, Eileen (James) Holland and Carol (James) Piecuch; brother, Frank Mazzola; sister, Emma Mazzola; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one greatgreat-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.
Sunday, at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 Milwaukee Ave.,Niles.
For information, (847) 966-7302.

Genevieve Mast of Bartlett
Visitation for Genevieve Mast, 85, formerly of Chicago, will be held from 4 to 8 p.m.today, 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.

Mary McBrien of Grayslake
Funeral services for Mary McBrien, 71, will be held at 8 p.m. Monday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd.,410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake.
Born May 12, 1927, in Winston-Salem, N.C., she passed away Thursday, Sept.
24, 1998, at ManorCare Health Services in Libertyville.Interment will be private.
Mrs. McBrien, a resident of Grayslake for more than 30 years, had worked at Parkway Foods for 15 years.She was a longtime supporter of Grayslake Public Library and a lifelong fan of the Chicago Cubs.
She leaves her children, James (Brenda) McBrien of Wildwood, Charles (Jennifer) McBrien of Robinsonville, Miss., Gerol (Patricia) McBrien of Lakeville, Minn.and Karen (Dennis) Wuorenma; and her five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James L., in 1994, and sisters, Georgia McKnight and Francis Smart.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m.until the time of services at 8 p.m.Monday, at the funeral chapel.
For information, (847) 223-8122.

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.

Josephine Minkley of Bartlett
Services for Josephine Minkley (nee Niesman), 87, of Bartlett and Sun City, Ariz., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/Schaumburg.
Born March 10, 1911, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Sept.24, 1998, at Hoffman Estates Medical Center.Burial will be in Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield Township, Wisconsin.
Mrs. Minkley was aretired bookkeeper for the G.D. Searle Company.
Survivors include her children, Lee (Donald) Lewan of Sun City and Donald (Dolores nee Gaudio) Minkley of Morton Grove; grandchildren, Kim (Bill) Verfurth, Donna (Marc) Adler, Scott Minkley, Craig (Donna) Minkley, Renee Van Hee, Dawn (Stacey) Elledge, Romona (Kurt) Weinbert, Monica (Michael) Cramer, Christopher Minkley and Stephanie Minkley; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Geraldine Lungstrum and Lorraine Hunter; and brother, Kenneth Niesman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arno Minkley; and brothers, Robert, Gerald and Donald Niesman.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m.Sunday, at the funeral home.
For information, (630) 289-8054.

Eileen Frances Monahan of Vernon Hills
Funeral services for Eileen Frances Monahan (nee O'Flaherty), 91, will be held at 11 a.m. today, 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.
Arrangements were made by A.K. Barnett Funeral Home, 29 E.Route 45, 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. today, 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 homeof 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.
Arrangements weremade by Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St., St. Charles.
For information, (630) 584-2000 or www.NORRISFH.com.

Thomas J. Perkins of Carol Stream
Services for Thomas J. Perkins, 87, a resident of Windsor Park Manor in Carol Stream and formerly of Glen Ellyn, were held privately.
Born in Wellsville, Ohio on Nov. 6, 1910, he died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, at Johnson Medical Center.
Mr.Perkins, a veteran of World War II, served in the Army Corps of Engineers. He graduated from John Hopkins University in 1933 with a degree in electrical engineering. For more than 40 years, he worked in the Chicago office of the Prudential Insurance Company.
He is survived by his wife, Anne R. Perkins; son, Thomas J. (Patti) Perkins Jr. of Bartlett; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be directed to the Amercian Cancer Society, 999 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.
Arrangements were made by Hultgren Funeral Home, Wheaton.
For information, (630) 668-0027.

Edna Mae Phalen of Naperville
A memorial service for Edna Mae Phalen, 91, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, at Woodridge United Methodist Church, 2700 75th St.,Woodridge, IL 60517, with the Rev. Linda Foster Momsen officiating.
Born March 26, 1907, in South Amboy, N.J., she died Thursday, Sept.24, 1998, at Meadowbrook Manor Nursing Home, Naperville.  Interment will be private.
Mrs. Phalen, who came to Naperville from New Jersey in 1990, was a member of the Woodridge United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her son, Arthur (Elizabeth) of Naperville, and grandsons, Timothy Phalen of Bethlehem, Pa.and Patrick (Doreen) Phalen of Boonton, N.J.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Phalen, in 1962; parents, William and Katherine (nee Sears) Freed; brother, William Freed; sister, Elizabeth Sullivan; and granddaughter, Eileen Phalen.
A memorial visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m.,Sunday, at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 W. Van Buren, Naperville.
Memorials in Mrs. Phalen's namemay be made to the church (address listed above).
For information, (630) 355-0264.

John H. Plein formerly of Roselle
Memorial services for John H. Plein, 62, of Vancouver, Canada, will be held at 3 p.m. today, 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.

Dorothy V. Pocius of Palatine
Prayers for Dorothy V. Pocius, 81, will be said at 11:30 a.m. today, atAhlgrim & 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., she died 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. today, 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.

McCoullough Roy Porter of St. Charles
McCoullough Roy Porter, infant son of Roy and Penny (nee O'Dell) Porter, died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998, at Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago.Funeral services and interment were private.
Arrangements were made by Yurs Funeral Home, St.Charles.
For information, (630) 584-0060.

Robert W. Reimann of West Dundee
Services for Robert W. Reimann, 28, formerly of Carpentersville, will be held at 3 p.m. today, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee.
Born July 1, 1970, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Sept.24, 1998, in Carpentersville.  Burial will be private.
A lifelong resident of the Carpentersville-Elgin areas, Mr. Reimann is survived by his wife, Carisa L. Bendel; son, Michael; daughters, Corinna and Leanna; parents, Norman and Margaret (nee Petrancosta) Reimann of Elgin; and brothers, Michael Reimann of Elgin and Leonard Reimann of West Dundee.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.until the time of services at 3 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
For information, (847) 426-3436.

Shirley M. Segerson of Elgin
Funeral services for Shirley M. Segerson, 70, of Elgin, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin.  The Rev. James Paschall will officiate.
Born Sept.28, 1927, in Belleville, Ill., the daughter of Art and Kathryn Dickhaut Geldmacher, she died Thursday, Sept.24, 1998, at Asta Care Center of Elgin. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.
Mrs. Segerson was a resident of Elgin for most of her life. She had been employed by Chicago Rawhide for many years, then Joseph Spiess Co., before retiring.
Survivors include her daughter, Cindy Atkins of Elgin; grandson, Tim Atkins, stationed in Japan; and granddaughter, Trisha Atkins of Elgin.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Atkins Children Educational Fund.
For information, (847) 741-8800.

Walter H. Sparf, 81, of Normal, Ill., formerly of Villa Park, died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998. Arrangements were made by Steuerle Funeral Home, Villa Park, (630) 832-4161.

Harold I. `Hank' Starr of Elgin
Services for Harold I. `Hank' Starr, 78, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Wait Ross Allanson Chapel, 51 Center St.,Elgin.
Born Aug.26, 1920, in Plainfield, he died Friday, Sept.25, 1998, at Vencor Hospital, Sycamore. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery.
Mr. Starr had been the owner-operator of Starr's Tavern.
Survivors include his sons, Harold (Cindy) Starr of Tulsa, Okla., and Clete (Janice) Starr of Huntley; daughters, Sunni Aguiniga of Elgin, Karen Thomas of Joliet and Cathy (Henry) DeSandre of Joliet; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlane Richardson Starr, whom he married in 1951 and who preceded him Oct. 8, 1994.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral chapel.
Memorials may be made to his family.
For information, (847) 742-2100.

Michael Stoczanskyj of Grayslake
Services for Michael Stoczanskyj, 50, will be held at 10 a.m.Monday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E.Belvidere Road, Grayslake.The Rev. Lisle J. Kauffman of Calvary Presbyterian Church, Round Lake, will officiate.
Born Oct.2, 1947, in Germany, he passed away Friday, Sept.25, 1998, at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.
Formerly of Palatine, Mr. Stoczanskyj had resided in Grayslake for the past seven years. He was employed at Shure Electronics for 30 years.
He leaves his wife, Lisa Stoczanskyj; sons, Peter (Kimberly) Stoczanskyj of Omaha, Neb., and Mark Stoczanskyj; daughter, Angela Stoczanskyj; mother, Maria Stoczanskyj; mother-in-law, Nadia Begin; sister, Irene Steciw; brother, Jerry Stoczanskyj; nephews, Alex Steciw and Stephan Stoczanskyj; and niece, Jessica Stoczanskyj.
He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Stoczanskyj; and father-in-law, Peter Begin.
Friends may visit from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral chapel.
For information, (847) 223-8122.

Vladimir S. Tasovac of Elgin
Services for Vladimir S. Tasovac, 75, will be held at 3 p.m. today, 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 beenemployed 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 and nephews.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of services at 3 p.m. today, at the chapel.
Please omit flowers; memorials may be made to the family.
For information, (847) 742-2100.

Andrew H. Turcza of Palatine
Prayers for Andrew H. Turcza, 74, will be said at 10:30 a.m.today, 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.
For information, (847) 358-7411.

George `Steve' Stephen Woods of Glen Ellyn
Funeral services for George `Steve' Stephen Woods, 50, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Peace Lutheran Church, 21W500 W. Butterfield Road, Lombard.The Rev. John Seraphine will officiate.
Born Aug.22, 1948, in Melrose Park, he died Thursday, Sept.24, 1998, at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke Medical Center in Chicago. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn.
A lifelong resident of Glen Ellyn, Mr. Woods was a staff pharmacist for Archer Drugs of Aurora.Formerly he had owned Woods Pharmacy in Glen Ellyn and Hinsdale Pharmacy in Hinsdale.
He was a 1966 graduate of Glenbard West High School and a 1971 graduate of the University of Illinois, Circle Campus, Chicago.He completed his residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke Medical Center in Chicago.He was also a former member of the Glen Ellyn Jaycees, serving on the board of directors and, in 1982, as vice president.
Survivors include his wife, Christine G. Michelson-Woods of Glen Ellyn; children, Robert (Suzanne) Michelson of Wheaton, Andrew Michelson of Glen Ellyn, Christopher (Kim) Woods of Streamwood, Jennifer (Steven) Jackson of Bradley, Ill., and Julie and Kathryn Woods, both of Glen Ellyn; mother, Shirley Woods of Wheaton; brother, Mark (Barbara) Woods of California; sisters, Elizabeth (Paul) Clark of Wheaton and Susan (Chris) Stompanato of Streamwood; aunt, Mary Jane Woods of Glen Ellyn; and grandchildren, Emily and Rachel Woods.
He was preceded in death by his father, George M. Woods Jr.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd., 565 Duane St., Glen Ellyn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the George Stephen Woods Memorial Fund, c/o Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke Medical Center, 1653 W.Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL 60612.
For information, (630) 469-0032.

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.The 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 Valley Cemetery, 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 representativefor Electrolux 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.

Domenico J. Zez, 91.of Roselle, died Friday, Sept.25. Arrangements were made by Grove Memorial Chapel, Elk Grove Village, (847) 640-0566. 


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