Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Ruth L. Barnes formerly of Burlington
Services for Ruth L. Barnes, 94, will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday,at Burlington United Methodist Church. The Rev. Soon Sun Lee will officiate.
Born Jan. 4, 1904, in Pana, Ill. ,to Albert and Della (nee McNutt) Combest, she passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. Burial will be in Burlington Township Union Cemetery.
Graduating from Pana High School in 1922, Mrs. Barnes moved to Elgin where she was employed in the gold office at the Elgin Case Factory. She married Walter H. Barnes May 19, 1928, in Aurora, and they resided in the Elgin area and also one year in Washburn, Ill. In 1940, they moved to Burlington where Ruth lived until January of this year. She was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church and the DAR of Elgin, and served as assessor for Burlington Township for nearly six years.
Surviving are her children, W. Richard (Marlene) Barnes of Genoa, Ill. , Robert A. (Carolyn) Barnes of Burlington, and H. Jane (Royal) Smith of Elgin; grandchildren, Jack (Sherry) Barnes of Genoa, Daniel (Marie) Barnes of West Lafayette, Ind., Kelly (Paul) Martinak of Burlington, Dale (Wendy) Barnes of Sycamore, Steve Conro of Elgin, Michael (Linda) Conro of Chicago, Brenda Smith of Schaumburg, and Bruce (Sarah) Smith of Dunwoody, Ga. ;10 great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Foote of Chattanooga, Tenn.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Barnes, Sept. 21, 1964; brothers, Leland J. Combest and J. Lauren Combest, and one infant brother; and sister, Rowena Clark.
Visitation will be from 1 p. m. until the time of services at 2 p. m. Sunday, at the church.
Memorials may be made to Burlington United Methodist Church.
Arrangements were made by Fredrick Funeral Home, Hampshire.

Robert Biesterfeld Sr. of Bartlett
Services for Robert Biesterfeld Sr. ,59, a resident of Bartlett for 23 years, will be held at 11 a. m. today, at Countryside Funeral Home, 950 South Bartlett Road (at Stearns), Bartlett.
Born Aug. 1, 1939, in Itasca, he died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Loyola Medical Center. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Elgin.
Surviving are his wife, Marlene Biesterfeld (nee Ruggiero); son, Robert (Martha) Biesterfeld Jr. of Elgin; daughter, Kim (Robert) Wehde of Colorado; grandchildren, Rebecca, Christopher and Brittany; and sisters, Adore (Jim) Hansing of Elgin and Maryann Walcazk of Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marge (nee Wade) Biesterfeld.
Visitation will be from 9 a. m. until the time of services at 11a. m. today, at the funeral home.

Jill Cass of Bartlett
Services for Jill Cass (nee Powell), 52, will be held at 11:30 a. m. today, at Countryside Funeral Home, 950 South Barteltt Road (at Stearns Road), Bartlett.
Born July 10, 1946, in Evanston, she died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital.
Mrs. Cass worked as an administrative assistant for Educational Resources.
Survivors include her husband, Larry; son, Justin and daughters, Samantha and Ashley, allof Bartlett; mother, Lois Powell; and brothers, Bruce and Lance (Carol) Powell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard.
Vistitation will be from 9 a. m. until the time of services at 11:30 a. m. ,today, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of DuPage, 690 E. North Ave. , Carol Stream, IL 60180.

Robert J. Curran of Wheaton
A funeral Mass for Robert J. Curran, 74, will be held at 10 a. m. Monday, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 0S233 Church St. ,Winfield. Rev. James Hyland will officiate. Everyone will meet at the church.
Born July 20, 1924, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at home.
Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.
Mr. Curran was the chief engineer with Borg Warner of Bellwood in the automotive division, where he worked for 32 years retiring in 1986. He was a second lieutenant navigator B-24 veteran of World War II 8th Air Force in England and was a P. O. W. at Stalag Luft (3) in Germany.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine Curran of Wheaton; children, Kathleen (Ronald) Pozzi of Buffalo Grove, Colleen (Lawrence) Moelmann of Glen Ellyn, Peg Curran (Josh) Sale of Telluride, Colo. , Donna (Ben) Wolf of Evanston and Tim (Yvonne) Curran of Ramsey, Minn.; brother, Edward (Armida) Curran of Elmwood Park; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Curran.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p. m. Sunday, at Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd. , 565 Duane St. , Glen Ellyn.
If desired, memorials may be made to Hospice of DuPage, 690 E. North Ave. , Carol Stream, IL 60188 or American Cancer Society, 999 N. Main St. ,Glen Ellyn, IL 60137.

Marvel H. Dowden of Libertyville
Funeral services for Marvel H. Dowden, 68, will be held at 2 p. m. Monday, at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St. ,Libertyville.
Born Feb. 12, 1930, in Rock Island, she passed away suddenly Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Kenosha County, Wis. Interment will follow the services in Lakeside Cemetery.
Mrs. Dowden graduated from Knox College in Galesburg then moved to Libertyville. There, she was employed as a teacher at Central school for nine years. She wasa member of St. Lawrence Episcopal Church in Libertyville and was president of James Dowden & Associates Landscape Architects in Libertyville.
Surviving are her husband, James Dowden; two children, Lisa (William) Mosley Dowden of Washington D. C. and Craig (Ann) Dowden of Gurnee; her parents, Carol and Irene Hofer of Aledo, Ill. ; and her sister, Karen (Daniel) Kolar of Austin, Texas.
Friends of the family may call from 3 to 7 p. m. Sunday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Inc. ,120 W. Park Ave. , Libertyville.
Memorial contributions may be made to either her churchor the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, for a tree to be planted in her memory.

Kenneth A. Eichmann formerly of Geneva
Funeral services for Kenneth A. Eichmann, 46, Hartland, Wis. , will be held at 10:30 a. m. today, at Faith Lutheran Church, 1745 Kaneville Road, Geneva. The Rev. Chris Nilges will officiate.
Born Sept. 4, 1952, in St. Paul, Minn. , the son of Arthur T. and Gloria L. Eichmann, he died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1998, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc, Wis. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva.
Ken was a conductor for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, and was most recently employed by Union PacificRailroad as manager of yard operations, Twin Cities Service Unit, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis. A Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, Ken was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Geneva, an avid gardener, and enjoyed boating withhis family on Lauderdale Lake in Wisconsin.
He was the devoted husband of Kimberly; loving father of Bradley, Kristina and Katie, all at home; son of Arthur and Gloria Eichmann of Geneva; brother of Wayne (Kathleen) Eichmann of Geneva, Christine (Adrian) Czajka of St. Charles and Darlene (William) Schultz of Fort Wayne, Ind. ;and uncle of many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, James and Marie Corbin and paternal grandparents, Friedrick and Katherine Eichmann.
Memorials may be made to the Eichmann College Fund, c/o Kimberly Eichmann, 2027 Nagawicka, Hartland, WI 53029.
Arrangements were made by Yurs Wittenberg Funeral Home, Geneva.

Eleanor Gibian of Niles
Funeral services for Eleanor Gibian, 86, will be held at 10 a. m. Sunday, at Weinstein Family Services, 111 Skokie Blvd. ,Wilmette. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery, Norridge.
She died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at Rush North Shore Medical Center in Skokie.
Mrs. Gibian taught physical education at Schurz, Austin and Amundsen High Schools. Formerly, she was an instructor and supervisor for the Chicago Park District, and a Girl Scout Leader and neighbor chairman. She was also past president of the Braeside Chapter of Women's American ORT.
Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Mort Gibian; daughters, Judith (Ken) Mennenga and Barbara (Richard) Heinrich; sister, Ruth (the late Ben) Musikantow; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Juliette Naiman.
Memorials may be made to Temple Chai, Box 1670 RFD, Long Grove, IL 60047; or Women's American ORT, 3400 Dundee Road, #120, Northbrook, IL 60062.

Dorothea L. Hayda of Arlington Heights
A funeral Mass for Dorothea L. Hayda (nee Nicholas), 80, formerly of Des Plaines, will be celebrated at 11 a. m. Monday, at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1095 Thacker St., Des Plaines.
The Rev. Robert Setmeyer will officiate.
Born June 11, 1918, in Alexandria, N. D. , she died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at the Lutheran Home. Entombment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.
Mrs. Hayda was a homemaker and a seamstress. She was a member of the Grandmothers Club, knitting clubs, bridge clubs, and the Royal Neighbors of America.
She was the beloved wife for 56 years of the late Paul Hayda; loving mother of Deanna Vihnanekand Joann (Robert) Soske; cherished grandmother of Jennifer (Mark) Le Blanc, James Vihnanek and Edward and Rebecca Soske; great-grandmother of Tess and Caley Le Blanc; and dear sister of Kenneth (Beverly) Nicholas, Harold (Dorothy) Nicholas, Gordon (Louise) Nicholas and the late Donald Nicholas.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p. m. Sunday, at Oehler Funeral Home, 555 Lee St. ,Des Plaines.

Richard W. Hildebrandt of Palatine
Memorial services for Richard W. Hildebrandt, 75, will be held at 3 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine.
Born May 13, 1923, in Palatine, he died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at Hoffman Estates Medical Center in Hoffman Estates. Interment will be private.
Prior to the retirement of Mr. Hildebrandt, he had been employed by Illinois Bell for 30 years. A lifelong resident of Palatine, he attended PS 15 in Palatine and graduated from Palatine High School. While at Palatine High School, he was a all conference basketball standout and played for coach Gerald McElroy. A World War II Navy veteran, he served from Feb. 1943 to Feb. 1946, mostly in the South Pacific. He was an active member of the Palatine American Legion Post #690, and also a member of the VFW.
He was the loving father of Candice (Jim) Warning of Florida, Nancy Bulat of Crystal Lake, Mark (Barb) Hildebrandt of Hawthorn Woods and Matthew (Jennifer) Hildebrandt of California; dearest grandfather of Doug and Alex Warning, Bryan, Kelly and Jamie Bulat, and Kristen, Stephanie, Mark, Chad, Connor, Chase and Maren Hildebrandt; and fond brother of Lois, Wally and Doug of Palatine.
Visitation will be from 2 p. m. until the time of services Saturday, Oct. 10, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated in memory of Mr. Hildebrandt to The Palatine American Legion Post #690, 122 W. Palatine Rd., Palatine, IL 60067 or The Billy Graham Foundation, Minneapolis, Minn.

Alan L. Hutchison of Wheaton
Memorial services for Alan L. Hutchison, 51, will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday, at St. Matthew United Church of Christ, 1420 S. Gables Blvd. ,Wheaton.
Born Nov. 7, 1946, in Frankfort, Ind. , he died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.
Mr. Hutchison taught math for 30 years at Downers Grove North High School. He graduated in 1968 from Ball State University at Muncie, Ind. ,and earned his master's degree from Loyola University. He was a very active member in many organizations at St. Matthew United Church of Christ, and was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
He was the loving father of Mark and Aimee; devoted son of Lewis A. and the late Rubie A. Hutchison; and dear brother of Marlene (Tom) Brant and Sharon (Delbert) Ping.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Matthew United Church of Christ or Downers Grove North High School, 4436 Main St., Downers Grove, IL 60515.
Arrangements were made by Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, Wheaton.

Russell E. Latimer of Wheeling
Services for Russell E. Latimer, 86, formerly of Highland Park, will be held at 11 a. m. today, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Rd. (one block north of Lake-Cook Road), Buffalo Grove.
Born in Chicago, he died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at Evanston Hospital. Interment will be in Irving Park Cemetery.
He was the husband of the late Aylis H. ;father of Russ (Carol) Latimer, Rhonda (Steve) Brown and Wendy (Jeff) Morgan; and grandfather of Chris and Scott Latimer, Drew and Beth Brown, and Brooke, Blake and Dylan Morgan.
Visitation will be from 9 a. m. until the time of services today, at the funeral home.
Memorials made to Hospice of the North Shore, are appreciated.

Eloise Lloyd formerly of Geneva
Graveside services for Eloise Lloyd, 86, a resident of The Holmstad in Batavia since 1977, will be private at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore.
Born Oct. 13, 1911, in Chicago, to Herbert Gibb and Effie Ione (nee Preston) Lloyd, she died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Michealsen Health Care Center in Batavia.
Before retiring in 1975, Ms. Lloyd was employed in Aurora as a supervisor for the State of Illinois.
She is survived by six nieces and nephews and her best friends, Eric and Marion Thorson of Little Rock, Ark. , formerly of Geneva.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.
Arrangements were made by Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles.

Theresa M. Mariani of Arlington Heights
Prayers for Theresa M. Mariani, 68, will be said at 8:45 a. m. Monday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road (at Northwest Highway), Mount Prospect. Mass will follow at 9:30 a. m., at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, Arlington Heights.
Born Dec. 3, 1929, in Chicago, she died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998. Burial will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine.
She was the beloved wife of the late Frank W. Mariani Sr.; loving mother of Frank W. (Connie) Mariani Jr. and Natalie (Jeff) Miller; devoted grandmother of Bubba and Joey Mariani, Brian Gray and E. J. Miller; and dear sister of Joseph (Annette) Guaglianone.
Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p. m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

W. Graves Martin of Libertyville
Private funeral services for W. Graves Martin, 89, of Beaumont, Texas, and a recent resident of Libertyville, will be held today at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville.
Born April 24, 1909, in Birmingham, Ala., he passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.
Mr. Martin had lived in Beaumont for most of his life. He was active there with the Kiwanis Club and was also a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. Before his retirement he was the chief financial officer for the White House Department Store.
Surviving are his daughter, Mary (Reid) Patterson of Libertyville, and grandchildren, Ross Martin of Coyote, N. M. , Keli Patterson of Vernon Hills and Chris Patterson of Bend, Ore.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ettalee Martin in 1987; son, Bill Martin, in 1998; and sister, Lillian Edwards.

Joyce S. Michelsen of Lake Bluff
Private funeral services for Joyce S. Michelsen, 71, were held Friday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville.
Born May 20, 1927, in Watertown, Wis., she passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998, at Winchester House in Libertyville. Interment was in Milwaukee, Wis.
Mrs. Michelsen had moved to Lake Forest from Wisconsin in 1945 and for most of her life was a resident of Lake Bluff. She was a graduate of Lake Forest College.
Surviving are her son, Murray (Laurie) Michelsen of Mundelein; grandchildren, Kristeen (Mike) Viegas of Redondo Beach, Calif. ,and Phillip Michelsen of Mundelein; and sister, Lucille Heinz of Milwaukee.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Alex and Martha Pantas; and husband, George Michelsen, in 1984.

Bertha Louise Nichols of Prairie View
Services for Bertha Louise Nichols (nee Rizek), 87, will be held at 10:30 a. m. Monday, at A. K. Barnett Funeral Home, 29 E. Route 45, Vernon Hills.
Born Nov. 11, 1911, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, at Westmoreland Nursing Center, Lake Forest. Burial will be in Fort Sheridan Cemetery.
A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Harry; mother of Harry Nichols Jr. of Houston, Texas and Sandra (Richard) Schrems of Prairie View; grandmother of Laura (Joe) Ruiz of Houston, Ann Nichols of Dallas, Texas, Harry Nichols III of Houston, Richard (Dorothy) Schrems of Vernon Hills and Amanda Schrems of Vernon Hills; and great-grandmother of Kyle, Kelly, Katie, Kristin, Ryan, Kristyn and Rylee.
Visitation will be from 9 a. m. until the time of services Monday, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Ethel Marie O'Rourke of Algonquin
Funeral services for Ethel Marie O'Rourke (nee Livingston), 71, will be held at 11 a. m. Monday, at Windridge Funeral Home, Ltd. ,104 High Road, Cary. Pastor Roger Schneider of Shepherd of the Hills Church, McHenry, will officiate.
Born Jan. 30, 1927, in Chicago, she died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at her home.
Burial will be in Windridge Memorial Park in Cary.
A homemaker, she was the wife of Charles G. O'Rourke Sr. of Algonquin; mother of Bobby O'Rourke of Corinth, Miss. , Charles G. (Joyce) O'Rourke Jr.
of Lake in the Hills, Ron O'Rourke of Schaumburg, Shirley Jolley of Franfort, Ill. , Barbara (Terry) Bell of Lake in the Hills and Kathy (Cliff) Robinson of Algonquin; sister of Patrick (Carol) Nooten of Naperville and the late Franklin Livingston; grandmother of nine; and great-grandmother of two.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p. m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Charles Roy Peterson of Streamwood
Services for Charles Roy Peterson, 78, will be held at 10 a. m. Monday, at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1500 Old Church Road, Streamwood.
Born Jan. 24, 1920, in La Grange, he died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village. Cremation will be private.
Mr. Peterson was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of VFW Post #5151 in Streamwood. He was also a member of the In-Plant Printing Association and of Immanuel United Church of Christ.
He was the beloved husband of Hertha W. Peterson (nee Wieser); loving father of William J. (Sheri) Peterson and Linda L. (Rick) Amerlan; grandfatherof Jacob and Aaron Peterson and Matthew Amerlan; and dear brother of Leonard and Herbert Peterson.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p. m. Sunday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 485 S. Bartlett Road, Streamwood.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ or to a charity of donor's choice.

Leonard E. Peterson of Mount Prospect
Services for Leonard E. Peterson, 70, will be held at 11 a. m. Monday, at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect.
Born April 25, 1928, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at his home. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights.
Mr. Peterson, an Army veteran of the Korean War, retired as an accountant for Natural Gas Pipeline Company in Lombard.
He was the husband of the late Norma F. (nee Galassi); father of Kenneth Mark (Carol) Peterson; brother of Robert Christiansen, John (Joanne) Peterson and Louise (Phillip) Carlson; and grandfather of Shaun, Heather, Victoria and Courtney.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p. m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Grace E. Schroeder formerly of Barrington
Services for Grace E. Schroeder (nee Johnson), 91, of Moore, Okla. ,will be held at 3 p. m. today at Stirlen-Pieper & Davenport Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Road), Barrington. The Rev. Dr. Donn Ziebell will officiate.
Born Feb. 13, 1907, in Ray, N. D. , she passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, in Norman, Okla. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Mrs. Schroeder was a member of Salem United Methodist Church. She and her husband owned Schroeder Hardware in Barrington, a business that was established in the 1800s.
Survivors include her son, Stephen Schroeder of Oklahoma City, Okla. ,and her three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward, whom she married July 17, 1930, in Chicago.
Visitation will be held from 1 p. m. until the time of service at 3 p. m. today, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 115 W. Lincoln Ave. , Barrington, IL 60010.

Georgette Y. Schultz of Schaumburg
Prayers for Georgette Y. Schultz (nee Ducharmie), 70, of Schaumburg, will be said at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday, at Michaels Funeral Home, 800 S. Roselle Road, Schaumburg, followed by a 10 a. m. Mass at St. Marcelline Church.
Born Oct. 23, 1927, in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, she died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998. Burial will be in St. Michaels Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Milford `Gene' Schultz; sons, Michael and John (Laurie); sisters, Eva (Herve) Tessier, Jeanette (Larry) Champagne and Leo (JoAnn), Armand (Carol), Gerard, George (Gladys), Andrew and Theresa Ducharmie; grandchildren, Derek and Sean McKenna; uncle, Merlin Schultz; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p. m. Monday, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice.

Matthew J. `Matt' Temple of Barrington
Services for Matthew J. `Matt' Temple, 18, will be held at 11 a. m. Monday, at the Lutheran Church of the Atonement, 909 E.
Main St. ,Barrington, IL 60010. The Revs. Arne Jessen, Pam Challis and Randy Thompson will officiate.
Born March 2, 1980, in Barrington, he passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at his home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
Matt was a 1998 graduate of Barrington High School and was enrolled at Harper College, studying journalism and the Internet. He loved sports and was the 12th man on the field of the Barrington Football Team. He was also the honorary manager for the Barrington Senior Baseball Team.
Matt was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Atonement, where he received his confirmation in 1994, and was active in the Logos program there.
Among Matt's interests was writing, and he contributed several articles to the Barrington High School newspaper, `The Round-Up. ' He was also an artist, and received a Gold Key and a National Scholastic Art Award.
He enjoyed going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp each year and enjoyed playing hockey there. He voted for the first time in the 1998 March primary. He will be missed by his working dog companion, `Zeus. ' Survivors include his parents, John (Marie) Temple of Cary and Dynna Dale of North Carolina; paternal grandparents, Darrell and Shirley Temple of Barrington; stepsisters, Carol, Mary, Faith, Ruthand Tina; stepbrothers, Robert and James; uncle, Douglas Temple of South Carolina; and cousins, Jordan, Cooper and Henry.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p. m. Sunday, at the church.
Memorials may be made to the church, or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Attn: Director of Planned Giving, 3300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718.

Rose Venema formerly of Mundelein
Funeral services for Rose Venema, 76, of Roscoe, Ill., will be held at 10 a. m. Monday, at Kristan Funeral Home, P. C. , 219 W. Maple (Route 176), Mundelein.
Born May 20, 1922,in Chicago, she died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Interment will follow the services in Willow Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Mundelein.
She is survived by her husband, Martin; son, David Venema of Chicago; daughter, Gail (Larry) Yates of Johnsburg; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Arco (Joyce) Cobanian of California and George (Joan) Chobanian of Rockford; sister, Elizabeth (Bill) Vogalsong of Ohio.
Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p. m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Ruth H. Vernon of Geneva
Memorial services for Ruth H. Vernon, 95, will be held at 2 p. m. today, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Fourth & 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, Fourth & Franklin Streets, Geneva, IL 60134.
Arrangements were made by Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles.

Willard C. Wakefield of Wheaton
Visitation for Willard C. Wakefield, 85, a 38-year resident of Wheaton, will be held from 2 to 6 p. m. Sunday, at Williams Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton.
Born Jan. 1, 1913, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at his home, of ALS. Interment will be in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii.
A Naval veteran of World War II, he served in the South Pacific and rose to the rank of lieutenant junior grade before his discharge. He retired in 1980, after 38 years as a supervisor with the Department of Agriculture in Chicago.
For 20 years he was an inspector in charge of plant protection and quarantine in Chicago. He also served eight years in Honolulu, where he was a member of a survey team investigating the possibility of developing agricultural crops on the Island of Guam. Mr. Wakefield was an active member of the Citizens' Utility Board, served as a DuPage County election judge, and was a long-standing member ofthe American Edge Collectors Association, collecting commemorative knives and publishing several articles for the club. He was a member of St. Michael's Parish in Wheaton.
He was the husband of Kathleen Wakefield; father of Louise Morency, Catherine (John) Rigali, Davies (Jean) Wakefield and Michael (Susan) Wakefield; grandfather of 10; great-grandfather of five; and brother of Davies Edward (Maida) Wakefield of Titirangi, New Zealand.
He was preceded in death by his son, Quentin Wakefield; and parents, Jesse Davies Wakefield and Willard Chester Wakefield.


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