Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Laura L. Augustynowicz of Chicago
A funeral Mass for Laura L. Augustynowicz (nee Weiss), 77, will be celebrated at 10:30 a. m. Thursday, at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 932 N. Kostner Ave. , Chicago. Born Sept 8, 1921, in Chicago, she died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, at home. Burial will be in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles. Mrs. Augustynowicz was a retired quality control inspector. Survivors include her sons, Albert A. (Marilyn) Augustynowicz of Des Plaines and John C. (Kathleen) Augustynowicz of Warrenville; daughter, Mary Ann (James) Weber of Kissimmee, Fla. ; brother, Edward (the late Mary) Wajs; sister, Helen (the late Edward) Zabski; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles `Shadow' Augustynowicz; brothers, Bruno (the late Helen) Weiss and Richard Weiss; and sisters, Alice Weiss, Hattie Winiarski and Mary (Casimir) Pawelak. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p. m. Wednesday, at Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S. Milwaukee Ave. , Wheeling. 

Elizabeth J. `Betty' Brock of Libertyville
Services for Elizabeth J. `Betty' Brock, 68, will be held at 6 p. m. Thursday, at St. Lawrence Episcopal Church, 125 W. Church St. , Libertyville. Born July 19, 1930, in Chicago, she passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at her home. Inurnment in the church columbarium will follow the services. Mrs. Brock had been a Libertyville resident since 1959. She was a 1948 graduate of New Trier High School in Winnetka and a 1952 graduate of the National College of Education in Evanston. Early in her career, she taught elementary school in Long Beach, Calif. , and, until recently, had been a clerk-cashier at the Libertyville Village Hall. She was a member of St. Lawrence Episcopal Church in Libertyville, where she was a former senior warden of the vestry and a Sunday school teacher. She was a life member of the Condell Hospital Auxiliary, past president of the Northshore Auxiliary of the Chicago Maternity Center, past president of the Peacock Camp for Crippled Children in Lake Villa, a former member of the Infant Welfare Society, a Girl Scout leader for 13 years, and a member of the Libertyville Girl Scout Council. She was also an active member of the Libertyville Main Street organization and the owner of the Combined Security and the Heartland Cornucopia businesses located on Main Street. Surviving are her children, Beverly Brock of Mundelein, Douglas (Cathy) Brock of Overland Park, Kan. , Susan (Douglas) Montgomery of Libertyville and Bonnie Schaefer of Libertyville; grandchildren, Emily and Neal Brock, Claire and Benjamin Montgomery, and Matthew and Joy Schaefer; sister, Cheslee `Lee' (Benjamin) Porter of Seattle, Wash. ;and brother, David (Vicki) Evans of Lincoln, Neb. She was preceded in death by her parents, Chesley and Bernice Evans, and husband, A. J. Brock on Feb. 5, 1993. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p. m. Wednesday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. , Libertyville. Contributions in her memory may be made to St. Lawrence Church. 

Walter R. Brunken of Medinah
Services for Walter R. Brunken, 91, will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday, at Martin Funeral Home, Ltd. , 333 S. Roselle Rd. , Roselle. Born July 21, 1907, he died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at home. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace. He was the husband of the late Eleanor; father of Gerald (Louise) of Addison, Ronald (Susan) of Reedsburg, Wis. , Joan (Robert) Shinn of Midlothian and Gail Foxen of Medinah; grandfather of 12; and great-grandfather of five. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p. m. today, at the funeral home. 

Geraldine Copeley of Elgin
Prayers for Geraldine Copeley, 88, will be said at 9:45 a. m. Wednesday, at O'Connor and Homeier Funeral Home, 364 Division St. , Elgin. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a. m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. Rev. Thomas Dempsey will officiate. Born March 26, 1910, in Elgin, the daughter of Alvin and Estele Copeley, she died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Elgin. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Ms. Copeley retired from the Elgin Watch factory after 25 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters of Elgin. She is survived by many friends, including Dee Hight and Kathleen Berke, both of Elgin. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p. m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church of Elgin. 

Sheila M. Corrigan of Arlington Heights
Prayers for Sheila M. Corrigan (nee Flood), 39, will be said at 9:15 a. m. Wednesday, at Lauterburg and Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Hwy. , Arlington Heights. Mass will follow at 10 a. m. at St. James Church, 841 N. Arlington Heights Rd. , Arlington Heights. Born Dec. 14, 1958, in Chicago, she died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at home. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. She was a very active Mom at St. James Parish. She was a graduate of Marillac High School class of 1977, and Loyola University. Survivors include her husband, Michael K. ; children, Edward M. `Eddie, ' John M. `Jack, ' Kathleen S. and Emily G. Corrigan; parents, Robert J. and Patricia M. Flood; brothers, Robert (Susan) Flood, Kevin (Michele) Flood, Brian (Jean) Flood, Thomas (Frances) Flood, Michael (Christiana) Flood, James Flood and Daniel (Gail) Flood; sisters, Mary Pat (Tom) Knuerr, Colleen (Kirk) Sellars and Eileen (Dean) Martin; grandmother, Eta Garrity; in-laws, Edward and Nancy Corrigan; and sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Corrigan, Jacquelyn (Dave) Grundtvig, Colleen (Javier) Vasquez and Jill (Brian) Miller. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Thomas Garrity and Emmet and Anna Flood. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p. m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials may bemade to the Corrigan Children's Education Fund. 

Lawrence J. Costley Sr. of Carpentersville
Funeral services for Lawrence J. Costley Sr. , 75, will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, at Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St. , West Dundee. Born in Champaign, Ill. on April 19, 1923, the son of Franklin and Louise Ownes Costley, he died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at Sherman WestCourt, Elgin. Formerly a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, Mr. Costley worked for the Chicago Transit Authorityfor 36 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Monica Church in Carpentersville, and a 38-year resident of Carpentersville. Survivors include his sons, Robert J. (Janice) of Tennessee, Daniel F. (Linda), Lawrence J. Jr. and Patrick A. , all of Carpentersville; daughters, Marilyn (Terry) Mattingly of Marengo and Teresa of Carpentersville; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary B. Costley, on March 1, 1992, they married March 9, 1946; and sister, Edith Costley. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p. m. today, at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in his name; please omit flowers. 

Loti P. D'Argo of Wheeling Prayers for Loti P. D'Argo (nee Semasko), 93, formerly of Mount Prospect, will be said at 9 a. m. Wednesday, at Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S. Milwaukee Ave. , Wheeling. Mass will follow at 9:30 a. m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 181 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. Born July 30, 1905, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at Holy Family Hospital, Des Plaines. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Surviving are her sons, Edward M. (Janet) D'Argo of Wheeling and Neil D. (Mary Lynn) D'Argo of Denver, Colo. ; daughters, Diane Spalding of San Diego, Calif. , and Joan M. D'Argo of San Diego; sister, Irene (the late Buzz) Wilson of Niles; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward D'Argo. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p. m. today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Masses appreciated. 

Gerhardt `Gary' Dreyer of Round Lake
Services for Gerhardt `Gary' Dreyer, 74, will be offered at 11 a. m. Thursday, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium Ltd. , 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Born Sept. 14, 1924, in Chicago, he passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at his residence, following a sudden illness. Interment will follow the services, in Northshore Garden of Memories, North Chicago. Mr. Dreyer had made his home in Round Lake for more than 36 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the Navy on the USS Natoma Bay `62, ' and was a member of American Legion Post #1170, Round Lake. By trade he had been a sheet metal worker and was employed for more than 34 years in the industry. He was also a member of Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #73, Chicago. He leaves his wife, Barbara Dreyer; daughters, Barbara (Richard) Barnes of Round Lake and Laurie Johnson of Waterford, Mich. ;sons, Gary Jim (Linda) Dreyer of Princeton, Fla. , David (Hope) Dreyer of Twin Lakes, Wis. , and Henry `Hank' (Jennifer) Dreyer of Round Lake Beach; and eight grandchildren. Friends of the family may visit from 6 to 9 p. m. Wednesday, at the funeral chapel. 

Ernestine Elms of Carpentersville Services for Ernestine Elms, 61, will be held at 10 a. m. Friday, atMadison Funeral Home, 305 Park St. , Elgin. Reverend Jeff Lawyer will officiate. Born Dec. 26, 1936, in Arkansas, the daughter of Ernest and Melinda Everett Orr, she died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington. Burial will be in Dundee Township Cemetery East. Survivors include her husband, Charles; daughters, Teena Potter of Missouri and Deborah Goettel of Minnesota; son, Charles (Mary) Elms of Carpentersville; four grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p. m. Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memroials to the American Cancer Society, are appreciated. 

Alphonse J. Farruggia. . 
Prayers for Alphonse J. Farruggia will be said at 9:15 a. m. today, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg. Mass will follow at 10 a. m. at St. Walter Church, Roselle. Entombment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Mr. Farruggia was a lifetime member of the American Federation of Musicians and the Italian Musicians Association. Survivors include his wife, Josephine Farruggia; son, Sam Farruggia; daughters, Angela (Wayne) Schroeder and Eleanor Javor; grandchildren, Maria (David) Smith, Brian Schroeder and Michael Javor; great-grandchildren, Alexis and Amanda Smith; and brother, Joseph (Joyce) Farruggia. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Jimmy Javor. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. 

Robert L. `Bob' Fox formerly of Naperville
Services for Robert L. `Bob' Fox, 70, a five-year resident of Mount Ida, Ark. , will be held at 10 a. m. Friday, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St. , Naperville. Rev. W. Ted Harmon will officiate. Born Nov. 12, 1927, in Harrisburg, Ill. , he died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock. Interment will be in Lincoln Memorial Park, Aurora. Mr. Fox was born and raised in Harrisburg. After graduating from Harrisburg High School, Mr. Fox went to Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where he played football. He was employed for many years by the City of Naperville as an electrician. Mr. Fox was a veteran of World War II serving in the Merchant Marines. He moved to Naperville in 1951, and stayed until 1993, when he retired and moved to Mount Ida. While in Naperville, Mr. Fox was a member of Claim Street Baptist Church in Aurora. He enjoyed fishing and playing softball. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Shirley A. (nee Phillips) Fox of Mount Ida; children, Robert (Cindy) Fox of West Virginia, Dan (Debbie) Orner of Arizona, Deanna (Robert) Runge of Naperville, Robert (Kendra) Fox of Glendale, Ariz. , Randall Fox of Naperville, Connie (Jack) Schulz of Chicago, Russ (Marnie) Fox of Princeton, Ill. , Rick (Julie) Fox of Wheaton and Dawn (Virgil) Das of St. Louis, Mo. ;15 grandchildren; brothers, Odell (Vi) Fox of Harrisburg, Ill. and Louis (Snook) Foxof North Aurora; sister, Juanice (Howard) Houston of Montgomery, Ill. ;and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie D. (nee Wilkes) Fox in 1959; and parents, Louis and Mary (nee Eirkman) Fox. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p. m. Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Fox's name may be made to WMBI Radio, 820 N. LaSalle Blvd. , Chicago, IL 60610. 

Peter A. Gramsborg of Woodstock
Services for Peter A. Gramsborg, 76, formerly of Chicago, will be held at noon Wednesday, at Schneider-Leucht-MerwinCooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Ave. , Woodstock. Rev. Charles Morris will officiate. Born March 30, 1922, in Norway, the son of Trigvige and Lilla (nee Hennum) Gramsborg, he died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at Hearthstone Manor in Woodstock. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Thursday, at Mount Olive Cemetery, Chicago. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a reservationmanager for Delta Airlines in Chicago for more than 30 years, retiring in 1984. Survivors include his half sister, Mona Ullereng of Norway; aunts, Gudrun (Arthur) Hansen Sr. of Woodstock, Hjordis Busk of Florida and Olga Olsen of Arizona; and cousins, Laila (Paul) Wilson of Woodstock, Ester (Frank) Cacci of Woodstock, Sylvia (Murry) Saetaing of Lake In The Hills, Doris McKay of Fountain Hills, Ariz. , Arthur B. Hansen Jr. of Florida, Nancy Kent of Arizona and Jens Wang of Norway. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation will be from 10 a. m. until the time of services Wednesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Norwegian Lutheran Memorial Church, 2614 N. Kedzie Ave. , Chicago, IL 60647. 

Pearl M. Grever of Lake Zurich
Services for Pearl M. Grever, 74, will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, at Peace Lutheran Church, 1050 S. Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich. Born in Lessor, Wis. on Dec. 25, 1923, she died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at her home. Burial will be in St. Matthew Cemetery. Mrs. Grever was very active in Lutheran Church activities. She was the wife of Harry; mother of Ellen (Kim) Pritzlaff, Georgiann (Robert) Baldino, Kris Grever, Harriet (Scott) Erickson and Phillip (Lois) Grever; grandmother of Amy and Aaron Pritzlaff, Richard (Mary) Baldino, Cory and Michael Erickson and Sarah and Laura Grever; great-grandmother of Robert Jeffrey Baldino; and sister of Arnold (Carol) Blom, James (Elmere) Blom and Ann Boston. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p. m. today, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be madeto the charity of your choice. 

Ruth K. Habes of St. Charles
A funeral Mass for Ruth K. Habes, 82, will be celebrated at 10 a. m. Wednesday, at St. Patrick Church, 408 Cedar St. , St. Charles. Born July 8, 1916, in High Lake, Ill. , she died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva. Interment will be private. Mrs. Habes was a member of St. Patrick Church in St. Charles. Survivors include her husband, John Habes; sons, Robert (Catherine) Habes of St. Charles and John Habes of St. Charles; daughter, Catherine (Richard) Tillman of Mount Pleasant, Mich. ; and granddaughter, Lauren Kate Habes of Geneva. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Doris Gurschke. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p. m. today, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St. , St. Charles, with a Liturgical Wake Service at 7:30 p. m. Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Illinois Chapter, 79 W. Monroe St. , Suite #510, Chicago, IL 60603. For information, (630) 584-0060. 
Rosalie Hamilton (nee O'Leary), 83, of Montgomery, died Friday, Oct. 2. Arrangements were made by Brust Funeral Home, Lombard, (630) 629-0094. 

Philip C. Lindquist of Round Lake Beach
Funeral services for Philip C. Lindquist, 65, will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd. , 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Pastor Kerry Doyal will officiate. Born June 17, 1933, in Chicago, he passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. Interment will follow the services in Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake. Mr. Lindquist served in the Navy during the Korean War. A toll collector for more than 20 years, he was very active incommunity politics. He was proud of his affiliations with the Lake County Region Bible Church and his Christian faith, as well as his Swedish heritage. He leaves his daughters, Cheryl Lindquist of Round Lake Beach and Cindy (Shawn) Wenzel of Milwaukee, Wis. and his foster son, Bob (Colleen) Oehme, as well as many other foster children. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Tylor and Larry; brothers, Victor and Roy Lindquist; and sister, Martha (John) Schohl. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth. Friends of the family may visit at the funeral chapel from 6 to 9 p. m. today. 

Edward Russell Marshall formerly of Algonquin
Services for Edward Russell Marshall, most recently of Doylestown, Pa. , will be held at 11:30 a. m. Wednesday, at the Congregational Church of Algonquin. Born in 1915, to Lawrence and Amanda (nee Burt) Marshall of De Kalb, he died Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, in Doylestown. Burial will be in Algonquin Cemetery. Mr. Marshall had been a resident of Algonquin for more than 40 years. He was a graduate of Northern Illinois University, and received a master's degree in education from the University of Illinois. Mr. Marshallwas an educator for 34 years. He was the first principal of Eastview Elementary School in Algonquin and went on tobecome the principal of Dundee Junior High School, District #300. He and his wife, Caroline, also a teacher, retired in 1972. Mr. Marshall will be remembered not only for his many years of service to the youth of District #300, but for his participation and dedication to church and civic affairs. He was a lifelong member of the Lions Club International and a member of the Algonquin Congregational Church for more than 40 years, where he served as a trustee, sang in the choir, and performed many other jobs as well. He also served as a representative of the Salvation Army. He was proud to have served on the village board of Algonquin from 1964 to 1966 and as village president and mayor from 1966 to 1969. Mr. Marshall's life was a dedication to education, church, and community. He will be missed by his loving family and many friends. Surviving are his children, Wilma Jo (Arthur) Elizondo of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Bill (Pat) Marshall of Buckingham, Pa. ;grandchildren, Amy Granzin of Chicago, Peter (Bonnie) Marshall of Salt Lake City, Scott Marshall of Philadelphia, Pa. , Beth Marshall of Boston, Mass. , and Brandon Elizondo of Salt Lake City; brothers Everett Marshall of Ann Arbor, Mich. , and Wilbur Marshall of Colorado Springs, Colo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Caroline Frieda Marshall (nee Marschall), whom he married in 1939. Visitation will be from4 to 8 p. m. today, at Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Home, 201 S. Main St. , Algonquin. 

Kathleen V. McKay formerly of Palatine
Prayers for Kathleen V. McKay (nee Dropp), 46, most recently of Austin, Texas, will be said at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine. A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a. m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 465 N. Benton St. , Palatine. Born Nov. 7, 1951, in Chicago, she died Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, at Seton Medical Center, Austin. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Mrs. McKay had worked for Motorola for eight years. She grew up in Palatine and was a graduate of Palatine High School. Survivors include her husband, Ronald F. McKay of Austin; children, Veronica McKay of Austin, Matthew McKay of Austin, Mary (Phillip) Mullins of Florida, Ronald McKay of Palatine and Lisa (Tom) Webb of Austin; grandchildren, Jeremy and Katie Mullins; sisters, Marge (Leroy) Fleming of Chicago, Ruth Kimple of Chicago and Patricia (Gene) Litzau of Florida; and brothers, Terry (Karen) Dropp of Des Plaines and Charles Dropp of Des Plaines. She was preceded in death by her parents, Patricia and Theodore Dropp. Visitation will be from 3 to9 p. m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials would be appreciated for the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St. , Suite #900, Chicago, IL 60604-1197. 

Esther L. Nahrstedt formerly of Niles
Services for Esther L. Nahrstedt (nee Rieck), will be held at 8p. m. Wednesday, at Skaja Terrace Funeral Home, 7812 N. Milwaukee, Niles. Born March 23, 1913, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, in Barrington. Surviving are her son, Michael (Lillian) Nahrstedt, and grandchildren, Jeff and Sandy. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p. m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. 

Alan R. Noren of Libertyville
Services for Alan R. Noren, 50, will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday, at The Village Church, 16931 S. Park Ave. , South Holland. Born March 3, 1948, in Evergreen Park, he died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago. Interment will be in Chapel Hill Gardens South, Oak Lawn. A resident of Libertyville for the past nine years, he was raised in the Roseland area of Chicago and was a 1966 graduate of Fenger High School. Alan was also a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in chemical engineering and received his masters in industrial management from Purdue University. He was a member and sang in the choir at the Evangelical Free Church in Libertyville, was a former employee of the chemical division of the Sherwin-Williams Company, and was currently the safety director for the G. D. Searle Corp. in Skokie. Surviving are his wife, Carol (nee Leitzow) Noren of Libertyville; and sisters, Sharon (Paul) Borror of Fort Wayne, Ind. , Marcia (John) Unger of South Holland and Millicent (Luke) Schowalter of Portage, Wis. He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Viola Noren. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p. m. today, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. , Libertyville and from 4 to 8 p. m. Wednesday, at the DeYoung-Vroegh-Smits Funeral Home in South Holland. Memorial contributions can be made to either church in Libertyville or South Holland or the National Kidney Foundation, in his memory. 

Mary E. O'Neill of Wheeling
Prayers for Mary E. O'Neill (nee Meyler), 75, a resident of Wheeling for 40 years, will be said at 10:15 a. m. Wednesday, at Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S. Milwaukee Ave. , Wheeling. Mass will follow at 11 a. m. at St. Joseph the Worker Church. Born Feb. 1, 1923, in County Wexford, Ireland, she died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at home. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Mrs. O'Neill was a retired office clerk. Survivors include her husband, Frank O'Neill; brother, Joe (Joan) Meyler of Ireland; sisters, Kathleen McGuire and Ruth Hawe, both of Ireland; nephews, Brian (Sandra), John, and Ray (Theresa) McNeela; and many other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Frances (the late Brian) McNeela. Visitation will be from4 to 9 p. m. today, at the funeral home. 

Charles Schreyack formerly of Glen Ellyn
Services for Charles Schreyack, 96, of Batavia since 1994, will be held at noon Wednesday, at First United Methodist Church, 424 Forest Ave. , Glen Ellyn. Rev. Robert Lesher will officiate. Born June 19, 1902, in Brooklyn, N. Y. , he died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at Michealsen Health Care Center in Batavia. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace. Before retirement, Mr. Schreyack was a district sales manager for Belden Company, which manufactured wire and cable. He was very active in civic and church activities. He was one of the founders of the baseball leagues in Glen Ellyn. As a member of the First United Methodist Church of Glen Ellyn, he was very active in several church activities. His service to the church and community earned him the Kiwanis Senior Citizen Man of the Year Award. He was the husband of the late Hazel (nee Kellchberger); father of Jeanne Bradshaw of Geneva and William (Joyce) Schreyack of Camillius, N. Y. ; grandfather offive; great-grandfather of eight; son of the late Charles and Sophia Schreyack; and brother of several late brothers and sisters. Visitation will be from 11 a. m. until the time of services Wednesday, at the church. If desired, memorials may be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements were made by Leonard Memorial Home, Ltd. , Glen Ellyn. 

Keith Fred Simon of Hanover Park
Memorial services for Keith Fred Simon, 50, of Hanover Park for 30 years, will be held from 6 to 8 p. m. Thursday, at Loyal Order of Moose Streamwood Lodge 2055, 1534 Brandy Pkwy. , Streamwood. Born April 26, 1948, in Chicago, he died Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at Hoffman Estates Medical Center. Cremation will be private. He was a member of of Loyal Order of Moose Streamwood Lodge 2055. Surviving are his wife of 17 months, Charlene Simon (nee DeNovi); and many, many dear friends. Arrangements were made by Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory. 

William E. Smedley of Palatine
Services for William E. Smedley, 73, will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday, at First United Methodist Church, 123 N. Plum Grove Road, Palatine. He will lie in state from 9 a. m. until the time of services. Born Dec. 4, 1924, in Dugger, Ind. , he died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights. Mr. Smedley was a retired United Airlines captain, having served for 28 years. A World War II veteran, he was on active duty in the Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945, and was a member of the American Legion Palatine Post #690. After his retirement, he established Hawaiian & World Travel, which he operated for 14 years. Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Rosemarie Smedley (nee Shorter); children, Bill (Anne) Smedley, Betty (Fred) Miller, Rick Smedley, Dave (Peggy) Smedley, Johnny (Nancy) Smedley, Jim (Kelly) Smedley and Bob (Angel) Smedley; grandchildren, Cindy (Jason) Jones, Rick, Ron (Amy) Miller, Christina, David, Aaron, Jeanne, Abby, Jack and Gabby; foster grandchildren, Walter, Steven and David; brother, Robert Smedley; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Chloe Smedley, his mother passing away recently on Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p. m. today, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine. 

Geraldine M. Stoner of North Aurora
Funeral services for Geraldine `Geri' M. Stoner, 62, will be held at 1 p. m. Wednesday, at Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. , Batavia. Born Sept. 11, 1936, in Louisville, Ky. , the daughter of Earl F. Sr. and Cornelia E. (nee Neel) Hanke, she passed away Saturday, Oct. 3, 1998, at Provena Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora. Interment will be in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia. Geri is survived by her husband, Kenneth Stoner, whom she married June 6, 1959, in Oregon, Ill. ;sons, Scott (Laura) Stoner of Woodstock and Michael (Dawn) Stoner of St. Charles; brothers, Earl (Barb) Hanke Jr. of Chicago, Bob (Jackie) Hanke of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Neel Hanke of Chana, Ill. ;nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends, including Eugene `Dux' Downing of Oregon, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation will be from 10 a. m. until the time of services at 1 p. m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Lung Association, 402 Countryside Center, Yorkville, IL 60560. 

Ralph A. Strum of Arlington Heights
Services for Ralph A. Strum, 67, will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, at St. John United Church of Christ, 308 N. Evergreen, Arlington Heights. He will lie in state from 10 a. m. until the time of service. Born June 28, 1931, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at home. Burial will beprivate. A retired realtor, he was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, where he previously served as a Moderator, and was on the board of elders and the board of Christian education. He was past master of D. C. Cregier Lodge #81 A. F. & A. M. , past president of the Northwest Suburban Shrine Club, past associate Bethel Guardian #32 I. O. J. D. , and prior member of Medinah Temple. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Elaine (nee Benson); daughters, Susan (Roger) Daniels of Brown Deer, Wis. , and Donna of Elk Grove Village; grandchildren, Ashley and Matthew Daniels; mother, Margaret Strum; brother-inlaw, Robert Benson of Laguna Niguel, Calif. ;and dear friend, Kelli Koga. He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin. Visitation will be from 4 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 the Ralph A. Strum Memorial Fund, c/o the funeral home. 

Charles Allen Works of West Chicago and Winfield
Services for Charles Allen Works, 54, a lifelong resident of West Chicago and Winfield, will be held at 2:30 p. m. Wednesday, at St. Mary's Church in West Chicago. He passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 1998, at his home. Mr. Works was an electrician for G. S. A. for 20 years. He was an avid dog lover, a family man, and loved camping and the beach. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Chuck is survived by his wife of 18 years, Martha Works (nee Arballo); sons, Matthew, 17, Michael, 16, and Jeffrey Works; daughter, Chris Henery; sister, Candy Works of Grapevine, Texas; and brother, Richard Works of Naperville. He was preceded in death by his loving mother, Lois Allen Shaw, and father, Raymond Works. 

Irene A. Wray of Grayslake
Services for Irene A. Wray, 92, of Grayslake since 1987, formerly of Wadsworth, will be held at 10 a. m. Friday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd. , 410 E. Belvidere Rd. , Grayslake. Rev. Richard Rubietta of the United Protestant Church in Grayslake, will officiate. Born Feb. 6, 1906, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998, at Victory Lake Health Care Facility in Lindenhurst. Interment will be in Avon Centre Cemetery, Grayslake. She was a charter and board member of the Co-op extension, 4-H advisory council and leader, ladies aide and former president of the Methodist Church in Grayslake. She retired in 1968 from Abbott Labs of North Chicago where she worked in the inventory accounts department. She leaves her daughters, Charlene (Raymond) Rockenbach of Grayslake, Joanne (Richard) Lawrence of Grayslake and Beverly Strauss of Houston, Texas; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Pearl Zelen of Waukegan; sister-in-law, Beatrice Bacigalupo of Libertyville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles in 1988; one sister; and three brothers. Friends of the family may visit from 4 to 8 p. m. Thursday, at the funeral chapel. Donations may be given to the charities of your choice. 

William H. Zerbey of Round Lake
Services for William H. Zerbey, 73, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 8:30 p. m. Friday, at Strang Funeral Chapel and Crematorium, Ltd. , 410 E. Belvidere Rd. , Grayslake. Rev. Lisle J. Kauffman of the Calvary Presbyterian Church of Round Lake will officiate. Born Feb. 2, 1925, in Pennsylvania, he died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in Park City. Interment will be private. He had made his home in Round Lake for the past 12 years. He was an avid bingo player and played at all the local churches. He worked the majority of his life in electrical maintenance at Corkill Electronics Corp. of Chicago. He leaves his daughters, Lee (Richard) Turner and Patricia (David) both of Round Lake; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Louie (Trudy) Zerbey of Canton, Ohio; and loving fiancee, Helen Grabowski of Park City. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alberta in 1987. Friends of the family may call from 5 p. m. until the time of services Friday, at the funeral chapel. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society, in his memory. 


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