Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Harvey R. Tonn of Grand Junction, Colo... 
Harvey R. Tonn, 82, passed away Friday, Aug.21, 1998, at St.Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction, as the result of an automobile accident. Mr.Tonn had been a resident of Grand Junction for 18 years.He was born Dec.15, 1915, in Riplinger, Wis.,the son ofFrank and Olive Stecker Tonn.He graduated from Maine Township High School in Des Plaines.In Glenview, he married Dorothy.She preceded him in death in June of 1982, in Grand Junction. He was an active member and past presidentof the Wheeling Lions Club. Mr. Tonn loved life, fishing, golf, baseball and children; especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.He never knew a stranger and gave away many smiles to brighten everyone's day.His life was a celebration always. Survivors include his daughter, Lorraine (Chuck) Willney of Grand Junction; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Ralph Tonn. Services were held in Grand Junction. Arrangements were made by Callahan-Edfast Mortuary, Grand Junction. For information, (970) 243-2450.

Valerie M. Fleek formerly of Chicago
A memorial service for Valerie M. Fleek, 48, most recently of Denton, Texas, will be held at 11 a.m.Saturday, at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S.Main St.,Lombard.The Rev. Lawrence Bouldin will officiate. She died Monday, Sept.7, 1998, in Texas, after a long illness.Interment will be private. Miss Fleek was a resident of Denton for 12 years.She grew up in Alaska and attended grade school there.Shewas a resident of the Chicago area from 1968 to 1978, and was a graduate of Steinmetz High School in Chicago.She moved to Texas in the late 1970s. Surviving are her mother, Alvera Arens (nee Robertson) of Lombard; sister, Mary Juskiewicz-Smith of Algonquin; stepsister, Celeste (Paul) Dempsey of Naperville; uncle, Raymond Robertson of Arizona; aunt, Valera Eastridge of Arizona; and many other aunts, uncles, and relatives. She was preceded in death by her father, Dayton G. Fleek. Memorials to the American Cancer Society, 999 Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, would be appreciated. For information, (630) 629-0094. 

Theresa N. (Schrauth) Anderson of Batavia
A memorial Mass for Theresa N. (Schrauth) Anderson, 95, will be celebrated at 11 a.m.Thursday, at Holy Cross Church in Batavia. Born Feb.5, 1903, in Batavia, to Andrew and Mary (nee Sullivan) Connolley, she died Sunday, Sept.27, 1998, at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva, after a short illness.Interment will be in East Batavia Cemetery. Mrs. Anderson worked at the Fox Valley Garment Factory in Batavia for 20 years prior to her retirement.She was also a member of Holy Cross Church in Batavia. Survivors include her sons, Michael (Patricia) Schrauth of Dixon, Ill., Victor (Anne) Schrauth of Anaheim, Calif., and William Schrauth of Batavia; daughters, Mary (O.G.) Imhoff of Kissimmee, Fla., and Ellyn (John) Stewart of Batavia; 14 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Adelaide Marr of Anaheim and Anna Goetz of Algona, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Victor Schrauth in 1936; her second husband, George Anderson in 1968; her parents; five brothers;and five sisters. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Holy Cross Building Fund, 2300 W.Main St.,Batavia, IL 60510. Arrangements were made by YursPeterson Funeral Home, Batavia. For information, (630) 879-7900. 

Trent William Baker of Palatine
Memorial services for Trent William Baker, 24, will be held at 2 p.m.Friday, at Willow Creek Community Chapel, 67 E.Algonquin Rd.(Barrington and Algonquin), Barrington. A graduateof Carmel High School, he was the beloved son of Carol and Larry Baker; and brother of Danielle McCready. For information, call the church at (847) 765-5000. 

Gary O. Burt formerly of Naperville
A memorial service for Gary O. Burt, 52, of Flossmoor, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S.Mill St.,Naperville.The Rev. Michael Hickok will officiate. Born Sept.26, 1946, in Pontiac, Mich., he died Sunday, Sept.27, 1998, at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital in Olympia Fields, Ill.Interment will be private. Mr.Burt was born and raised in Pontiac, Mich.He was a graduate of Michigan University in East Lansing, where he studied business.He began his employment in the banking industry and for the past 30 years, he worked as a salesman in the computer industry.Mr.Burt was a memberof the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Elks and attended Grace United Methodist Church in Naperville. He enjoyed boating and golf. Survivors include his wife of two years, Gwen Behrens of Floosmoor; children, Ryan (Caryl) Burt ofNaperville and Amy Lynn Burt of Flossmoor; mother, Margaret Burt of Lake Orion, Mich.;and sister, Ann (Laurence) Walanka of Naperville. He was preceded in death by his father, George William Burt. Memorial visitation will be held from 4 p.m.until the time of memorial services at 7:30 p.m.,Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers,memorials may be made to the Amy Burt Education Fund, 1245 Baythorne Dr., Flossmoor, IL 60422. For information, (630) 355-0213. 

Clara Christine Castriano of Bloomingdale
Prayers for Clara Christine Castriano will be said at 10 a.m.Wednesday at Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home, 9568 Belmont Ave.,Franklin Park, followed by a 10:30 a.m.Massat St. Cyprian Church.Interment of ashes will be in St.Joseph Cemetery. Claire was formerly a longtime residentof Melrose Park where she worked for many years as a teacher's aide at Stevenson Grammar School. She was the beloved wife of Sam Castriano; loving mother of Joseph (Deborah) Castriano; devoted grandmother of Erica and Alison; dearsister of Agnes Centoni, Pauline Ottens and Barney Pausche; and fond aunt of many. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to either Vitas Hospice at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, or the American Cancer Society, would be appreciated. For information, (847) 678-1950 or (800) 861-5977. 

Margaret A. `Peg' Chambers of West Dundee 
Services for Margaret A. `Peg' Chambers, 75, formerlyof Elgin, will be held at 10 a.m.Thursday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W.Main St.,West Dundee. Born Nov.25, 1922, in New York, to Theodore and Margaret (nee Stevens) Bryan, she died Monday, Sept.28, 1998, at her home.Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Mrs. Chambers had been a resident of West Dundee for 22 years and during that time had been employed by Dundee Supermarket.A veteran, she had served in the Navy Medical Corps during World War II. Survivors include her son, Ted (Debbie) Chambers of Colton, Calif.; daughters, Peggy Mitchell of Safety Harbor, Fla., Lynn (Tony) Stephens of West Dundee, Ellen (Bruce) Chapman of Riverside, Calif.,and Wendy (Gary) McManus of Milton, Wis.; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.She is also survived by her brother, Theodore (Faith) Bryan of Florida and sister, Jean (Howard) May of Indiana. She was preceded in death by her parents;husband, Wendell Paul Chambers on Feb.14, 1976; and one brother in infancy. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. For information, (847) 426-3436. 

Mildred E. Dalbke of Arlington Heights
Services for Mildred E. Dalbke, 91, of the Moorings, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W.Central Road (at Northwest Highway), Mount Prospect. Born June 15, 1907, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Sept.24, 1998.Burial will be private. Miss Dalbke wasa retiree of Trustmark Insurance (formerly Benefit Trust Life). Surviving are her nephews, Richard (Leverne) and Raymond (Dottie) Dalbke; great-nieces and -nephews, Gary, Carol, David and Matthew; and great-greatnieces and -nephews, Rick, Kris, Megan, Eric and Lauren. She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Minnie Dalbke; brother, Roy (Martha) Dalbke; sister, Ethel (Wilbur) Sonntag; nephew, Wilbur Sonntag Jr.;and great-niece, Cathy. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 10:30 a.m.Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the St. Mark Lutheran Church Building Fund, 200 S.Wille St., Mount Prospect, IL 60056. For information, (847) 255-7800. 

Jose M. Diaz of Round Lake
Mass of the Resurrection for Jose M. Diaz, 22, will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct.5, at St.Joseph Catholic Church in Round Lake.The Rev. Cuevas will officiate. Born March 25, 1976, in Libertyville, he passed away Saturday, Sept.26, 1998, as a result of injuries incurred in a motorcycle accident.Interment will follow the Mass in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake. Jose, an auto mechanic, was currently employed by Bernard Chevrolet in Libertyville and formerly by Weil Oldsmobile and Rochenbach Chevrolet.He graduated in 1994 from Round Lake High School where he was active in football and wrestling.He was a member of St.Joseph Catholic Church in Round Lake and of Auto Workers Union #701 of Chicago. He leaves his parents, Jose and Mary Diaz of Round Lake Beach; sisters, Denise (Mike) Sandwisch of Round Lake Park and Yesenia Diaz of Round Lake Beach; brother, Honorio (fiancee, Coty O'Connell) of Round Lake Beach; maternal grandmother, Grace Axen of Gages Lake; paternalgrandfather, Americo Diaz of Mexico; best friend, `Felony'; godfather, Guadalupe Enriquez of Round Lake Beach; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Gregorio in 1970 and Brian in 1973. Friends of the family may visit from 3 to 9 p.m.Saturday and Sunday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, 410 E.Belvidere Road, Grayslake. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jose Diaz Memorial Fund, c/o First State Bank of Round Lake, 1777 N.Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake, IL 60074 (847) 546-2111, in his memory. For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Jerome J. Gengler of Arlington Heights 
A funeral Mass for Jerome J. Gengler, 65, formerly of Des Plaines, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St.Mary Church, Des Plaines. Born Dec.4, 1932, in Downs, Kan.,he died Sunday, Sept.27, 1998, at Holy Family Medical Center.Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. He was a Western Union operation chief for 32 years, a volunteer for Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corp.and a member of A.A. for 16 years. Survivors include his wife, June Danielson; children, Douglas (Adra), James (Barbara), Jill Gengler and Terri (Scott) Konrick; sisters, Agatha Kruse, Carolyn Williams and Rita Wagner; five grandchildren; and brother-inlaw, Raymond Schmidt. He was preceded in death by his son, Jerome Scott Gengler. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.today, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St., Des Plaines. For information, (847) 824-5155. 

Elaine Bernice Gilberto of South Elgin
A funeral Mass for Elaine Bernice Gilberto, 62, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.Saturday, at St.John Neumann Church, Rt.64 and Kirk Road, St. Charles, with Father Edward J. Seisser, celebrant. Born Jan.7, 1936, in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph and Genevieve (nee Katryszawska) Szaradowoski, she died Tuesday, Sept.29, 1998, at the home of her daughter.Burial will be in Little Woods Cemetery, St.Charles. Mrs.Gilberto was a homemaker and member of St.John Neumann Church in St.Charles. She is survived by her children, Nadine (Mark) Ellman of Springfield, Mo., Jennifer (Bill) Radatz of South Elgin, Gregory (Jacquelyn) Gilberto of Hurricane, W.Va.and Christopher (Cruzita) Gilberto of York, S.C.; grandchildren, Christopher, Kierin, Kyleand Cara Ellman; Jasson, Jessica and Jillian Erickson; B.J. Radatz and Adam, Anthony, Anderson and Matthew Gilberto; mother, Genevieve Szaradowski of Treverse City, Mich.; brother, Michael Szaradowski of Niles; and two sisters,Cynthia Hojnackit of Niles and Diane (Robert) Brown of Traverse City, Mich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Joseph Gilberto. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m.and from 6 to 8 p.m.Friday, at Norris Funeral Home, 100 S.Third St.,St. Charles, where a liturgical wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. For information,(630) 584-2000 or www.NorrisFH.com 

Edwin H. Gill of Inverness 
A memorial service for Edwin H. Gill, 85, is being planned at the Presbyterian Church of Barrington. Born Aug.20, 1913, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Sept.27, 1998, at Northwest Continuing Care, Arlington Heights.Interment will be private. He was a 41-year resident of Inverness and a 42-year employee of Armstrong World Industries.He graduated from Senn High School in 1932, and Northwestern University in 1936. He was a major in the Army in World War II. Survivors include his sons, Bill (Jody) Gill of Inverness and Bob (Sharon) Gill of Indian Hill, Cincinnati; grandchildren, Matt, Tom and Kyla, Joe and Jeff, and Jonathan and Dan; and special friend, Marilyn Rickert. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Lorraine Gill. Please omit flowers. A memorial fund is being planned by the family to be announced at a later date. Arrangements were made by Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Palatine. For information, (847) 358-7411. 

John Rodderick Glendinning III of Wheaton
A memorial service for John Rodderick Glendinning III, 61, will be held 11 a.m.Thursday, at the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, Jefferson St.at Ellis Ave.,Wheaton.Rev. Catherine Lindberg will officiate. Born Sept.23, 1937, in Buffalo, N.Y., he died Friday, Sept.25, 1998, at home. Interment will be private. Mr.Glendinning graduated from William and Mary College in 1961, and married Marian Morse on Oct.6, 1962. He was vice president of James Service Group of Chicago.He was a member of the Chicago Athletic Club, was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, and served in the Army Reserve from 1958 to 1964.He also served as an usher at First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton. He is survived by his wife, Marian; children, John R. (Sheri) Glendinning IV and David M. (Kristy) Glendinning; grandson, Jacob; mother, Eleanor Glendinning; and brother, David N. Glendinning. He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Glendinning Jr. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the John R. Glendinning III Fund, c/o West Suburban Bank, 295 W. Loop Rd.,Wheaton, IL 60187. Arrangements were made by Hultgren Funeral Home, Wheaton. For information, (630) 668-0027. 

Kenneth E. Gooley of Elgin
Memorial services for Kenneth E. Gooley, 83, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, at Kingdom Hall West in Elgin. Born April 28, 1915, in Chicago, the son of William and Emma Gooley, he died Friday, Sept.25, 1998, at Hoffman Estates Medical Center.Burial will be private. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness Elgin West Congregation. Survivors include his son, Steven Gooley of Elgin; and granddaughter, Denise Stattner. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret in 1996; and brothers, Russell and Robert Gooley. Arrangements were made by Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. For information, (847) 741-8800. 

Hilda I. Grabe of Naperville
Services for Hilda I. Grabe, 81, formerly of Chicago, will begin at 11:15 a.m.Thursday, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S.Mill St.,Naperville, continuing with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon at St.Raphael Catholic Church, 1215 Modaff Rd.,Naperville. Born Jan.16, 1917, in Chicago, she died Monday, Sept.28, 1998, at Community Convalescent Center, Naperville.Interment will be in SS.Peter and Paul Cemetery, Naperville. Mrs.Grabe grew up in the Brighton Park neighborhood of Chicago's south side.She marriedDaniel Grabe in 1939, and was a homemaker.  Mrs.Grabe moved from Chicago to Naperville in 1991, and enjoyed playing bingo and cards. Survivors include her husband, Daniel Grabe of Naperville; sons, Daniel (Carey) Grabe of Naperville and Allen (Mariann) Grabe of Chicago; grandchildren, Daniel (Leslie) Grabe, Deborah (Greg) Geppert, April (Michael) Vacik, Wendi Grabe, Joy (Thomas) Mahoney, Yvonne Grabe, Jill Grabe and Erin Grabe; nine great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Bert (Florence) Wiberg of Spokane, Wash.,Dolly Witten of Sandwich, Ill.,Helen Hoenig of Somonauk, Ill., Robert (Mary Kay) Wiberg of Superior, Wis. and Ruth (Joe) Zahora of Davis, Ill.;and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs.Grabe was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Henrietta Wiberg; brothers, Emil, Axel and Gunnard Wiberg; and sister, Dorothy Ayers. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Grabe's name may be made to The American Heart Association, DuPage County Division, 801 N.Cass Ave.,Suite #102, Westmont, IL 60559-9895. For information, (630) 355-0213. 

David Reed Greasby of Lake Zurich
Funeral services for David Reed Greasby, 46, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 415 S.Buesching Road, Lake Zurich.Friends are invited to meet at the funeral home Friday at 10:30 a.m., proceeding to Lake Zurich Cemetery for interment. Born Feb.10, 1952, in Milwaukee, Wis., he died Monday, Sept.28, 1998. Mr. Greasby was a manager for Firestone Tire Company. Survivorsinclude his sons, Matthew, Scotty and Joey Greasby, all of Lake Zurich; parents, George and Inez Greasby of Florida; brother, Fred Greasby of Dousman, Wis.; sister, Susan Jones of Mequon, Wis.; niece, Katie; and nephew, Steven. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to a trust fund set up for his children, Matthew, Scotty and Joey, c/o Fred Greasby, 1898 Highway Z, Dousman, WI 56118. For information, (847) 358-7411.

Robert J. Hanson of Wildwood Private services for Robert J. Hanson, 61, were held yesterday.  Interment is in Highland Memorial Park, Libertyville. Born Nov.24, 1936, in Milwaukee, Wis.,he died Friday, Sept.25, 1998, at Lake Forest Hospital. Mr.Hanson spent most of his life in Lake County.He worked for Wildwood Towing and farmed along Route 120. He was a member of A.A.R.P. Survivors include his son, Rickey Rowley of Nevada; mother, Mildred Hanson of Wadsworth; two grandchildren; brothers, Gilbert (Cookie) of Angola, Ind.,William (Judy) of Avoca, Wis., Donald (Cathy) of Gages Lake, Thomas (Sarah) of Wadsworth and Bradley of Beach Park; and a sister, Barbara Dvorak of Bristol, Wis. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Hanson, on April 23, 1996, and by his father, Gilbert Hanson. For information, (847) 244-1155. 

Merlyn J. Harrington of East Dundee
Memorial visitation for Merlyn J. Harrington, 70, will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W.Main St.,West Dundee. Born Dec.6, 1927, in Bessmer, Mich., the daughter of H.Richard and Dorothy Mae (nee Berg) Matson, she died Monday, Sept.28, 1998, at her home.Interment will be private. Mrs.Harrington was a resident of the Dundee area for 39 years.She graduated from Rufus King High School. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Lawrence W. Harrington, they married May 24, 1947; sons, Michael of West Dundee and Patrick and David, both of East Dundee; daughters, Laurie (Dennis) Curley of Genoa, Jill Harrington of East Dundee and Barbara Harrington of Chicago; grandson, Ryan Harrington of West Dundee; granddaughter, Katherine Dickey of East Dundee; and sisters, Dorothy Mae Lahr of Milwaukee, Wis.and Ruth Ann Gamroth of Brown Deer, Wis. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jack; sister, Carol; and daughter-in-law, Sheryl Harrington. Please omit flowers; memorials may be made to the Community Crisis Center of Elgin. For information, (847) 426-3436. 
Henry L. Jarnholm, 67, of Hanover Park, died Friday, Sept.25.Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Carol Stream, (630) 510-0044. 

Sylvia F. Kropp of Mount Prospect
Mass for Sylvia F. Kropp, 83, of Mount Prospect, will be celebratedat 10 a.m.Friday, at St.Thomas Becket Church, 1321 Burning Bush, Mount Prospect. Born Sept.10, 1915, in Chicago, she died Monday, Sept.28, 1998. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. She was the wife of the late Harry C. Kropp; mother of Harry J. (Mary) Kropp, James E. (Veda) Kropp and Sharon (Robert) Sand; grandmother of nine; and great-grandmother of four. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W.Central Road (at Northwest Hwy.),Mount Prospect, and from 9 a.m.until the time of Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church. For information, (847) 255-7800. 

Anthony J. Kukankos of Schaumburg 
Funeral prayers for Anthony J. Kukankos, 81, formerly of Hillside, will be conducted at 9:45 a.m.Thursday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W.Golf Road, Schaumburg, with a funeral Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m.at St.Matthew Catholic Church, 1001 E.Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Mr.Kukankos died quietly at home Monday, Sept.28, 1998, in the presence of his family.Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Kukankos had been a captain at the Whitehall Restaurant in Chicago for 15 years prior to his retirement.He was a member of American Legion Post #949, Chicago, and was an avid fisherman and golfer. He was the devoted husband of 54 years of Joan `Rosie'; proud father of his daughters, Marion (Dr. Joe) Konie and Nancy (Philip Richards) Kukankos, and son, John (Peggy nee Malone) Kukankos; loving grandfather of Naji (Tom) Melton, Dean (Katie) Kostan, Mary, Matthew and Virginia Kukankos, and Lauren and Jeff Richards; and great-grandfather of Kurt Kostan. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home. The family has requested that memorials be sent to Vitas Hospice or Alexian Brothers Home Health Care. For information,(847) 882-5580. 

Frank E. Larrance of Arlington Heights
Funeral services for Frank E. Larrance, 69, will be held at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W.Central Road at Northwest Hwy.,Mount Prospect. BornMarch 16, 1929, in Danville, Ill., he died Monday, Sept.28, 1998.Burial will be in Memory Gardens. Mr.Larrance retired after 30 years as a letter carrier for the Mount Prospect Post Office. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Larrance; daughters, Sharon (Mike) Lamberti, Rosanne Larrance and Joy Larrance; son, John Larrance; brother, VictorLarrance; and sisters, Ula (Edward) Pyle and June (Merv) Fish. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.until the time of services at 12:30 p.m.Thursday, at the funeral home. Please omit flowers. For information, (847) 255-7800. 

Chester Lautenschlager of Libertyville
Private funeral services for Chester Lautenschlager, 89, will be held at McMurrough Chapel, in Libertyville. Born Jan.14, 1909, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Sept.27, 1998, at Long Grove Manor. Mr.Lautenschlager was a resident of the Sylvan Lake and Libertyville area for the past 30years.He was retired from Giant Auto Supply Company and was a former member of the Masonic Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Estelle Nordhem Lautenschlager of Libertyville; brother, Walter (Marcella) Lautenschlager of Lombard;and stepchildren, William (Elaine) Nordhem and Jon (Lesley) Nordhem, both of Chicago, and Patti (Charles) Wilson of Sugarland, Texas. If desired, contributions to St. Joseph's School, Technology Fund, 221 Park Place, Libertyville, IL 60048, would be appreciated. For information, (847) 362-2626. 

Patricia T. `Pat' McHale of Naperville
Services for Patricia T. `Pat' McHale, 50, will begin at 9:30 a.m.Thursday, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S.Mill St.,Naperville, and continue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St.Raphael Church, 1215 Modaff Rd., Naperville. Born Nov.8, 1947, in Cleveland, Ohio, she died Sunday, Sept.27, 1998, at Meadowbrook Manor in Bolingbrook.Interment will be in SS.Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery, Naperville. A member of St.Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville, she has been a resident of Naperville for 15 years.She worked with the Naperville Park District for nine years as an administrative assistant. Survivors include her husband, Geoff; children, Brigid (Keith) Rot of Naperville, Geoff  (Stephanie) McHale Jr.of Naperville, Laura McHale of Naperville and Julie McHale of Naperville; grandson, Ethan Rot; mother, Rose Mary Rak of Aurora, Ohio; brother, Thomas (Joanne) Rak of Aurora, Ohio ; and sister, Linda (Jim) Priscilla of Aurora, Ohio. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the NationalMultiple Sclerosis Society, 600 S.Federal St.,Suite 204, Chicago, IL 60605-1806. For information, (630) 355-0213. 

Augusta C. `Gussie' Menzel of Glen Ellyn
Memorial services for Augusta C. `Gussie' Menzel, 96, will be held at 2:30 p.m.Saturday, at Glen Ellyn Bible Church, 501 Hillside, Glen Ellyn.The Rev. Jeff Helton will officiate. Born Oct.28, 1901, in Glen Ellyn, she died Friday, Sept.25, 1998, at Wynscape Nursing Center in Wheaton.Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn. Mrs.Menzel was one of the first telephone operators in Glen Ellyn,and then went on to work as a bookkeeper until her retirment at Patch Bros. Hardware Store in Glen Ellyn.She was one of the first woman cab drivers, taking handicapped children to school, and she was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program.Mrs.Menzel was a member of the Glen Ellyn Senior Citizens and received their VIP Woman of the Year Award in 1974.She attended Glen Ellyn Bible Church. Survivors include her daughter, Betty Lu (Chester) Olson of Glen Ellyn; grandchildren, Bonnie (Ken) Rudeen of Monument, Colo., Ted Olson of Glen Ellyn, Tom (Dawn) Olson of Wheaton and Rich Olson of Glen Ellyn; sister-in-law, Pat Achterfeld of Niles; greatgrandchildren, Heather and Kimberly Olson; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ewald M. Menzel and brother, Frank Achterfeld. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church would be appreciated. Arrangements were made by Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd.,Glen Ellyn. For information, (630) 355-0213. 

LaVonne J. `Bonnie' Monahan of Naperville
Services for LaVonne J. `Bonnie' Monahan (nee Spear), 81, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S.Mill St.,Naperville. Born Sept.18, 1917, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Sept.27, 1998, at Edward Hospital in Naperville.Interment will be in Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park in Willow Springs. Mrs. Monahan was born and raised in Chicago near the Marquette Park neighborhood.Although she was primarily a homemaker throughout her life, Mrs. Monahan worked as a nurse's aide at the University of Chicago before she was married.She married Robert Monahan on March 22,1941.After the death of her husband in 1972, Mrs. Monahan moved to Naperville to live with her daughter, Maureen. Survivors include her daughters, Maureen (Terry) Price of Naperville and Carolyn Monahan of Naperville; grandchildren, Jason Mozdzierz, and Maureen, Lisa and Robert III (Maureen) Monahan; great-granddaughter, Maura Monahan; sister, Shirley (James) Janis of Crestwood; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband;son, Robert Jr.; parents, William and Clara Spear; brothers, Clifford and Robert; and sisters, Lorraine and Mildred. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 355-0213. 

Thomas J. O'Connell Jr. of Algonquin 
A funeral mass for Thomas J. O'Connell Jr., 79, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. Born May 6, 1919, in Chicago, the son of Thomas J.and Catherine Butler O'Connell, he died Monday, Sept.28, 1998, at home.Private burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. He had served in the Navy during World War II, was a graduate of Loyola University and was a memberof St. Margaret Mary Church.He held honorary member status at McHenry Country Club (1937), and had held course records at McHenry Country Club, Evanston Country Club, Bob O'Link and Sunset Ridge Country Clubs. Mr. O'Connell had been employed as an advertising executive and a savings and loan vice president. He was the beloved husband of 56 years of Florence Schmidt O'Connell; loving father of Eileen Carroll of Indiana, Thomas J. (Mary) O'Connell of North Carolina, Rick (Jane) of Grayslake, Mary (Jim) Kinzor of Florida, Patti (Scott) Corbin of Crystal Lake and Geri (Brian) Palmer of McHenry; dear brother of William of Chicago, John of Florida, Tim of Texas, Joseph of Evanston and Catherine Eggers of Chicago; beloved Pops of 16 grandchildren; and great-grandfather of six. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Robert. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m.today, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Algonquin, with prayers at 7:30 p.m. For information, (847) 658-4232. 

Geoffrey B. Reichman of Schaumburg
Services for Geoffrey B. Reichman, will be held at noon Thursday, at The Piser Chapel, 9200 N.Skokie Blvd., Skokie.Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. He was thedevoted son of Ferne and the late Harry; loving father of Gregory D. (fiancee Dawn B. Plotkin) and Lanie; dear brother of Randee (Harvey) Stelman; and beloved grandson of the late Sam and Sadie Byron. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alexian Brothers Medical Center Hospice House, 800 Biesterfield Rd., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. For information, (847) 679-4740. 

Rev. Bernard J. Mulhern S.J. formerly of Barrington
Funeral Mass for the Rev. Bernard J. Mulhern S.J. will be celebrated at 11 a.m.Thursday, at Colombiere Center, 9075 Big Lake Road, Clarkston, Mich. He was the dear brother of Kevin Mulhern (Sally) and Mary Mulhern and uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5 to8 p.m.today at the Colombiere Center in Michigan, with a prayer service being conducted at 7:30 p.m. Arrangements were made by A.J. Desmond and Sons Funeral Home, Troy, Mich. For information, (248) 362-2500. 

John V. Schlesser of Naperville
Mass of Christian Burial for John V. Schlesser, 86, will be celebrated at 10 a.m.Friday, at St. Margaret Mary Church, 1450 Green Trails Dr., Naperville. Born Feb.14, 1912, in Chicago, he died Monday, Sept.28, 1998, at Edward Hospital in Naperville.Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Mr.Schlesser was a resident of Naperville since 1993, formerly of Volo, Ill.He worked as a vegetable and flower farmer. Survivors include his wife, Marie (nee Borre), whom he married in 1947; sons, John of Washington D.C., Joseph of Downers Grove, Edward (Francine) of Mundelein and James (Kathleen) of Naperville; eight grandchildren; and sister, Elizabeth Tropp of Lake Zurich. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S.Mill St., Naperville. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, 1140 W.Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607; or EWTN Holy Land Rosary, Irondale, AL 35210-9948. For information, (630) 355-0213. 

Myrtle F. Schmid of Park Ridge
Services for Myrtle F. Schmid, 102, will be held at 2 p.m.today, at Nelson Funeral Home, 820 Talcott Rd. at Cumberland, Park Ridge. Born April 24, 1896, in Chicago, she died Saturday, Sept.26, 1998, at St. Matthew Home in Park Ridge.Burial will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst. A homemaker, she was the first resident of the Baker Hotel in St.Charles, and lived there for 17 years when it was partof Lutheran Social Services. She was the wife of the late Harry; mother of Robert (Ruth) Schmid and Mary (Richard) Smith; grandmother of Richard J. (Elizabeth) Smith, Roberta Smith, Steven (Diana) Schmid and Susan (James) Thomson; great-grandmother of Richard M. (Dawn) Smith, Kristen and Donna Schmid, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Katherine Thomson, and Kerry Smith. Visitation will be from noon until the time of services today, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Church of the Cross in Arlington Heights or Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Hoffman Estates. For information, (847) 823-5122. 

Edward J. Schneider of Round Lake Beach 
Funeral services for Edward J. Schneider, 55, of Round Lake Beach, will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E.Belvidere Road, Grayslake, with the Rev.Lisle J.Kauffman officiating. Born Aug.9, 1943, in Chicago, he passed away Tuesday, Sept.29, 1998, at his residence.Interment will be private. Mr.Schneider, a resident of Round Lake Beach since July of 1976, was a Navy veteran of World War II.He was employed by Wil Tel Communications for the past 25 years as a phone technician. He leaves his daughters, Tami of Waukegan, Kendra of Round Lake Beach and Brandy of Round Lake Beach; sons, Toby (Gina) of Round Lake Beach, Shawn (Lynee) of Bronson, Mich. and Danny Schneider of Round Lake Beach; four grandchildren; and brother, Earl (Sherry) Schneider of Florida. He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen, in 1981. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be given to the Condell Hospice in his memory. For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Donald J. Smith of Arlington Heights 
Services for Donald J. Smith, 82, will be held at 10 a.m.Thursday, at Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church, 1331 N.Belmont Ave.,Arlington Heights. Born Sept.20, 1916, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Sept.27, 1998, at Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.Burial will be in Fort Sheridan Cemetery. A major general in the Air Force, he had more than 40 years of service during World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam, and later with the O'Hare Air National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Frances A. (nee Boyes); children, Michelle Smith, Phillip Shaw, Monique Popoff, Lauren Gray, Donald Smith, Nicole Smith; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Moeller; and one niece and nephew. He was preceded in death by his son, Paul Shaw. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.today, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.,1520 N.Arlington Heights Rd.(four blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights, IL 60004. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Donald J. Smith Memorial Fund, c/o the funeral home. For information, (847) 253-0168. 

Jan S. Stanley-Farragher of Island Lake
Services for Jan S. Stanley-Farragher (nee Kane), 44, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E.Northwest Hwy.,Arlington Heights. Born June 9, 1954, in Kalamazoo, Mich.,she died Saturday, Sept.26, 1998. Entombment will be in Acacia Park Cemetery. For the last 10 years, she was the owner-operator of The Right Dimension in Palatine. She was the mother of Leonard (Starri) Stanley, Kevin Stanley and Lindsay Farragher; daughter of Betty Kane and Clyde (Eve) Kane; sisterof Ron (Lisa) Kane, Cathy (Emil) Ciolli, Nancy (Martin) Wolf and the late Joanne Kane; aunt of many nieces and nephews; and niece of Edward and Jacqueline Cvikota. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m.today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Lindsay Farragher Trust Fund, c/o First Midwest Bank, 555 W. Dundee Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, would be appreciated. For information, (847) 253-5423. 

Ruth H. Vernon of Geneva
Memorial services for Ruth H. Vernon, 95, will be held at 2 p.m.Saturday, at St. Mark's Episcopal church, 4th & Franklin Streets, Geneva. Born July 15, 1907, in Chicago, she died Wednesday, Sept.23, 1998. Mrs. Vernon was a 60 year resident of Geneva and a member of St.Mark's Episcopal Church. She was soprano soloist at the church for many years, while her husband, Dr. Le Roy N. Vernon was organist and choir director. She was a life-member of the Women's Auxiliary of Community Hospital and past-president of the Geneva Chapter of P.E.O. Survivors include her granddaughter, Rebecca Ruth; niece, Carol Kullen; nephew, Carl (Nan) Altheide; and many great and great-great-nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, and her son, Dr. Le Roy M. Vernon. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church Music Department, 4th & Franklin Streets, Geneva, IL 60134. Arrangements were made by Yurs Funeral Home, St.Charles.  For information, (630) 584-0060. 

Ellen Caroline Walters (nee Dammer), 88, of Belvidere, died Monday, Sept.28, 1998. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, (630) 510-0044. 

Hilary A.Wendt of Hanover Park 
A funeral Mass for Hilary A. Wendt, 67, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at St.Ansgar Church. Born Dec.4, 1930, Chicago, he died Tuesday, Sept.29, 1998, in Hanover Park.Interment will be in St.Michael the Archangel Cemetery. He was the husband of Elizabeth (nee Bellizzi); father of Michael (Nancy) and Diana Young; grandfather of Jennifer, James and Lori Young; great-grandfather of Michael and Jacob Young; brother of Stephanie (Rudolph) Jagielski, Erzy Formanek, Melanie (Thris) Carlson, Rita Wendt, and the late Zigfred and Renetta. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at Martin Funeral Home, 333 S.Roselle Rd., Roselle. Please omit flowers. For information, (630) 529-5751. 

Carol Hall Wiener of Wheeling
Memorial services for Carol Hall Wiener, 93, formerly of Aurora and Naperville, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, at Kingswood Methodist Church, 401 W. Dundee Rd.,Buffalo Grove. She was the beloved wife of the late A. Leslie Wiener; loving mother of Carolyn Zurla of Fox River Grove and Joan Wiener of Wheeling; fond grandmother of Eric Zurla, Lisa Rives, Leslie Zurla and Drew Wiener; and greatgrandmother of Alexander, Spencer and Jeremy Rives. She was preceded in death by two brothers; and six sisters. Donations to Copley Health Care Foundation in Aurora, are appreciated.


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