Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Charles Evans Gerber of Chicago
Charles Evans Gerber, a nationally recognized attorney and founding partner of the Chicago law firm of Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg, died suddenly in Venice, Italy on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998.  Mr. Gerber had been undergoing cancer treatment in Europe. He was 56 years old. A lifelong Chicagoan, Mr.Gerberwas well-known as a leading expert in securities law, corporate restructuring and mergers and acquisitions.` He was among the best corporate and securities lawyers in the country,' said his longtime colleague and partner Phillip M. Kayman.`Charles' legal abilities, coupled with his practical business sense, loyalty and genuine warmth made him both a great partner and a great lawyer' echoed founding partner Marshall Eisenberg.` His personality is forever stamped on this firm and he has left behind a great legacy.' Both gentleman added that Mr. Gerber was a compassionate human being who was loved dearly by his colleagues and will be sorely missed, both personally and professionally. Business leaders from around the nation remember Mr. Gerber not just as the tough negotiator and formidable opponent he could be, but for the man he was - a rare and unique individual who prioritized personal relationships above business pursuits.` Chuck played an important role in the life of our family,' said Jay Pritzker, representing the Pritzker family. `He was more than a lawyer, he was a true counselor - a unique being - both fun and a brilliant attorney.  But more importantly, he was a wonderful friend.' `He was both an extraordinary advisor and a talented lawyer,' recollected real estate magnate Sam Zell.  `He will be sorely missed.'  `A blend of business acumen, creative genius and a passion for what was right made him the consummate lawyer,' remembered close personal friend Rob O'Leary, CEO of Premier, Inc., a leading health care provider.`His buoyant spirit and capacity to love made him a remarkable father, husband and a fiercely loyal friend.' Former Ticketmaster CEO Fred Rosen stated, `Charles was a man's man - a man who knew the meaning of being a friend.His biggest joy was his family, and the world will not be as interesting without him.'  Mr. Gerber distinguished himself early on as a student at Southern Methodist University,where he graduated with honors. He then went on to obtain a law degree from the University of Illinois, where he was editor-in-chief of the Law Review and graduated second in his class.In recent years, he served on the Board of Governors of the University of Illinois School of Law. In 1986, after a 20-year career as one of Chicago's most respected lawyers, he founded Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg where, along with his colleagues, he built the firm from 35 attorneys to 117, becoming one of the country's preeminent law firms.

Chester J. Bobrowicz of Naperville
Services for Chester J. Bobrowicz, 78, will begin at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, at Friedrich Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, and continue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m., at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 26 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Born Aug.29, 1920, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Oct.8, 1998, at Community Convalescent Center, Naperville.  Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton. A resident of Naperville since 1992, Mr. Bobrowicz was raised on Chicago's South Side.  After graduating from Tilden Technical High School, he entered the Civilian Conservation Corps and performed public works projects in the Midwest during the Great Depression.  He later served in the Army during World War II in the European theater. Mr. Bobrowicz was employed by Blatz Brewery in Chicago.  He moved to Park Forest in 1977 and lived there until 1992 when he moved to Naperville.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Park Forest and was an activemember of New Horizons, a Naperville seniors group. Surviving are his daughter, Karen (Thomas) Perry of Naperville; grandchildren, William and Kevin Eichorst of Naperville; brother, Bruno (Marilyn) Bobrowicz of Mokena, Ill.; sister, Gene (Joseph) Thomas of South Holland; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Bobrowicz (nee Olszanowski); parents, Vincent and Mary (nee Godowska) Bobrowicz; and brother, Alfons Bobrowicz. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Memorials in Mr. Bobrowicz's name may be made to the American Cancer Society, DuPage County Unit, 999 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, or to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Chicago Area Chapter, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie, IL 60076. For information, (630) 355-0213. 

Anita Borucki of Mount Prospect
Funeral Mass for Anita Borucki (nee Bertolli), 84, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Raymond Church, Elmhurst Road (Route 83) at Lincoln St., Mount Prospect. Born May 21, 1914, in Tri-Mountain, Mich., she died Saturday, Oct.10, 1998, at her daughter's home in Macomb. Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. A resident of Mount Prospect for 20 years, she was the wife of the late John A. Borucki; mother of Nancy (Dr. Terence) Woods; grandmother of Nicholas, Laura and Amanda Woods; and sister of Chester (Mary) Bertolli and Sally (the late Bernie) Giusti. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, Inc., 320 West Central Road (at Northwest Hwy.), Mount Prospect and from 8:30 a.m. until the time of Mass, Tuesday, at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to M.D.H. Hospice, 525 East Grant St.,Macomb, IL 61455. For information, (847) 255-7800. 

Everett Burhite of Hanover Park
Services for Everett Burhite, 69, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 950 South Bartlett Road (at Stearns Road), Bartlett. Born June 30,1929, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Oct.8, 1998, at Central DuPage Hospital.Cremation will be private. Survivors include his wife, Marilyn Burhite (nee Angarola); sons, Roger (Debra) Burhite of West Chicago, Ron (Debbie) Burhite of Colorado, Rick (Mary) Burhite of Prairie Grove, Jamie Burhite of Roselle and Rob (Kathi) Burhite of South Elgin; daughter, Sharon (Scott) Slayton of Lake in the Hills; grandchildren, Felicia, Anthony, Tiffany, Krista, Brian, Kristen, Kelly, Drew and Matthew; brother, Dale Burhite; sisters, Arlene Carberry, Shirley Gollwitzer and Joyce McPhee; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Nolan. He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Pearl Angarola. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association of Metropolitan Chicago, 208 S.LaSalle St.,Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60604-1197. For information, (630) 289-7575. 

Donald M. Chapman of Antioch
Services for Donald M. Chapman, 46, will be held at 5 p.m. today, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176), Libertyville. Born March 15, 1952, in Chicago, he died Wednesday, Oct.7, 1998, at the Westmoreland Home of Lake Forest Hospital.Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery. A resident of Antioch for the past 14 years, he was a graduate of the Northwestern Military Academy in Lake Geneva and a 1974 graduate of the University of Illinois Circle Campus.Don was the manager of the automotive equipment for the Septran Corp.,a handicapped transportation company located in Wheeling. Surviving are his wife, Cathy and daughters, Patricia and Kristine Chapman, all of Antioch; parents, Donald and Barbara Chapman of Bellaire, Mich.; brother, John (Anamarie) Chapman and niece, Anne Chapman, all of Libertyville; and grandmothers, Norma Chapman of Des Plaines and Gladys McMurray of Libertyville. Friends of the family may call from 2 p.m. until the time of services today, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 Rover Rd., #146, Des Plaines, IL 60018, in his memory. For information, (847) 362-3009.

Scott Diedrick of Elgin
Services for Scott Diedrick, 44, will begin at 9:30 a.m.Monday, at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St.,Elgin, and continue with Mass at 10 a.m.,at St. Thomas More Catholic Church.The Rev. Richard M.Russo will officiate. Born June 7, 1954, in Elgin, to Wesley and Geraldine Diedrick, he passed away Thursday, Oct.8, 1998, at RushPresbyterian-St.Luke's Hospital, Chicago.Burial will be in River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee. Mr.Diedrick had worked as a manager for the Xerox Company in Oak Brook. For many yearshe volunteered as a coach for Elgin Classic Little League Girls Softball. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Diedrick, whom he married in 1975; daughters, Laurie and Lisa Diedrick of Elgin; mother, Geraldine Diedrick of California; and many close family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m.today, at the funeral home, with prayers recited at 6 p.m. For information, (847) 741-8800. 
Raymond `Pete' Dowell, 84, of Wauconda, died Saturday, Oct.10.Arrangements were made by Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, (847) 526-2115. 

George A. Eager of Libertyville 
A memorial Mass for George A. Eager, 86, formerly a longtime resident of South Bend, Ind., will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct.24, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, South Bend. Born March 15, 1912, in South Bend, he passed away Wednesday, Oct.7, 1998, at Winchester House in Libertyville. Mr. Eager was a very active member of Holy Cross Parish in South Bend, where he had been a eucharistic minister, a deacon, and a member of the Knights of Columbus.  George carefully made more than 100,000 rosaries during his lifetime, and they are in use today all over the world.  He was honored by the pope for his achievement. A veteran, Mr. Eager had served in the Navy during World War II.  Before his retirement he was employed as an electrician for the South Side Electric Company in South Bend. Surviving are his children, Sandra (John) McDonald of Libertyville and John (Linda) Eager of Wheaton; grandchildren, Ashley, Alex and Dustin McDonald, and Susan and Stephen Eager; sisters, Catherine Borkowski, Adeline Otto, Irene Witkowski and Dolores Lootens; and brothers, John and Jerry Egierski. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen Egierski; his wife, Elizabeth Eager, in 1981; and brother, Walter. Contributions may be made to the church in his memory. Arrangements were made by Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, Libertyville. For information, (847) 362-3009. 

George Elder of Des Plaines 
Services for George Elder, 79, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, Inc.,320 West Central Road (at Northwest Hwy.), Mount Prospect. Born Sept. 3, 1919, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at home.  Burial will be in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines. He was a retired machinist for Wand Tool in Wheeling. Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Elder; daughter, JoAnn (Harry) Margulis; grandchildren, Michelle (Roman) Bowden and Michael Margulis; and friends, Jay and Lisa Taylor and their family, Ronnie, Patti and Shannon, Taylor. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 255-7800. 

John Ewert of Western Springs
A funeral Mass for John Ewert, 47, a lifelong resident of Western Springs, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 330 N. Westmore Ave., Villa Park. Born Dec. 29, 1950, in St. Charles, he died suddenly Sunday, Sept.27, 1998. Interment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. Mr. Ewert was an employee of Sears in Oak Brook for 15 years. Survived by many friends, he was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen Ewert; and one brother. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton. Memorials may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation, 330 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60601. For information, (630) 668-0027. 

Edward E. Froman of North Chicago 
Services for Edward E. Froman, 55, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Salata Funeral Home, 729 14th St., North Chicago. Born May 7, 1943, in Faribault, Minn., he died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at his home.  Interment will be private. Mr. Froman was a resident of North Chicago for the past 30 years and owned and operated Toby's Tavern for the past 13 years.  He was president of the Lake County Tavern Owners Association, vice president of the North Chicago Tavern Owners Association, vice president of the Illinois Liquor Association, and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 150.  He was a veteran of the Navy and a member of the VFW in Minnesota.  Ed was also an avid fisherman. Survivors include his wife, Marikay Froman (nee Lindsay); sons, Timothy (Catherine) Froman of Gurnee, and Brandon and Christopher Froman of Norfolk, Va.; daughter, Carrie Froman of Norfolk; and one grandchild.  He is also survived by his parents, Clarence and Lucille Froman of Faribault; sisters, Charlotte (Dennis) Krenz of Morristown, Minn., and Ginger (Bruce) Burns of Faribault; and brother, Lance Froman of Faribault. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 244-1155. 

Joy L. Grummitt formerly of Libertyville
Funeral services for Joy L. Grummitt, 85, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Born Aug. 28, 1913, in Libertyville, where she had lived most of her life, she passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at the Snyder Village Healthcare Center in Metamora, Ill.  Interment will follow the services in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville. Ms. Grummitt was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Libertyville, and was a graduate of Libertyville High School and Lake Forest College. She was preceded in death by her father, Warren Grummitt, in 1970 and her mother, Laura Grummitt, in 1971.  She is survived by many friends. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the services on Monday. For information, (847) 362-3009. 

Edith M. Hegge of Mount Prospect
Services for Edith M. Hegge, 82, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Matz Funeral Home, 410 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect. Born Nov.12, 1915, in Chicago, she died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Lexington Health Care Center, Wheeling.  Burial will be in Irving Park Cemetery, Chicago. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Mount Prospect. The wife of the late Harold, she was the mother of Patricia Olson of Rolling Meadows and Alice (George) Barkulis of Mount Prospect; sister of Richard Zacharia of Matthews, N.C., Howard Zacharias of Albuquerque, N.M., and the late Alfred Zacharias and Eleanor Jacobs; grandmother of Christine (Hans) Burkert, Lorie (David) Rice, Maxwell Anderson and Carissa, Jamie and Evan Rice; and great-grandmother of Alexander and Jonathan. Visitation will be form 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 E. Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016-6297. For information, (847) 394-2336. 

Thomas J. Hertell of Streamwood
Thomas J. Hertell, 53, of Streamwood, died Thursday, Oct.8, 1998, at home, after a long battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 3, 1945, in Elgin, to Harold and Helen Hertell. Survivingare his wife of 33 years, Suzette Hertell (nee Anderson); daughter, Dana (James) Grenlin; brother, Richard (Lucille) Hertell; sister, Bernice (David) Rascka; granddaughter, Jaclynn Grenlin; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Hertell; and son, Michael Hertell. Services will be private.  Any memorials may be sent to Fox Valley Hospice, Geneva, IL. 

Ruth R. Knill formerly of Wood Dale
Services for Ruth R. Knill, 82, of Antioch, Calif., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 West Central Road (at Northwest Hwy.), Mount Prospect. Born July 9, 1916, she died Tuesday, Oct.6, 1998, in Antioch, Calif.  Burial will be in Cedar Park Cemetery. As a young lady she performed as a concert pianist.  As an adult she became a self-made business woman in the retail merchandising industry.  She taught music for many years and enjoyed playeing the piano and organ.Her biggest enjoyment was music, her work and her family. She was the wife of the late Robert T. Knill; mother of Robert H. Knill and Ruth M.Martinelli; grandmother of four; and great-grandmother of one. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 255-7800. 

Marie E. Koslosky of Arlington Heights
Funeral services for Marie E. Koslosky (nee Stepek), 78, willbe held at 11 a.m.Tuesday, at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1111 N.Elmhurst Road, Prospect Heights.She will lie in state at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services.The Rev. Paul E.Flesner will officiate. Born Sept.10, 1920, in Detroit, Mich., she died Saturday, Oct.10, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights.  Interment will be private. Marie is a former office manager for K-Mart in the Palatine Regional office. She retired in 1986 after 18 years with K-Mart. Survivors include her husband, Frank, whom she married June 6, 1942; her daughter, Nancy (James) Caldwell of Louisville, Ky.;her son, Thomas (Roberta) Koslosky of Batavia; grandchildren, Stephanie Caldwell, Gregory, Brian and Elizabeth Koslosky; and her sister, Dorothy Clark. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.,1520 N. Arlington Heights Raod (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd. For information, (847) 253-0168. 

Mary E. Lacey formerly of Wheaton
Services for Mary Elizabeth Lacey, 100, will begin at 9:30 a.m.Monday, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St.,Wheaton, going to St.Michael Church, Illinois and West Street, Wheaton, for a Mass at 10 a.m. Born July 8, 1898, in Huntington, Ind., she died Wednesday, Oct.7, 1998, in Hopkins, Minn.A committal service will be in St.Michael Cemetery, Wheaton. She lived in Wheaton from 1932 to 1996, where she was a member of the Wheaton Bridge Club, a volunteer at Central DuPage Hospital, and had been a member ofthe choir at St.Michael Catholic Church. Mrs.Lacey is survived by her children, Tom Robert (Clarabel) Lacey, JoanR. (David) Hoene, Robery I.Lacey, Eileen M.(Bill) Evans, Mary J.(Nader) Vakili and John J.(Darlene) Lacey; 40 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John J.Lacey in 1966. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m.today, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Franciscan Convent, P.O.Box 667, Wheaton, IL 60189. For information, (630) 668-0027. 

Algie `Buddy' McBroom of St.Charles 
Services for Algie `Buddy' McBroom, 79, will be held at 11 a.m.Monday, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E.Main St.,St. Charles.The Rev.Steve Miller will officiate. Born April 21, 1919, in Ripley, Tenn., he died Wednesday, Oct.7, 1998, at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva. Burial will be in River Hills Memorial Park, Batavia. During World War II, Mr. McBroom served in the Army Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Jeanette; son, Danny (Patricia) of St.Charles; daughters, Diane (Robert) Freiny, Debra Anderson and Joyce (Michael) Tatera, all of St. Charles; brothers, Wyman (Shirley), W.M. (Trevet), Bobby Gene (Sandra), Jamie (Caroline) and Walter (Etta), all of the Ripley, Tenn.area; and grandchildren, Jason and Jody Tatera, Lindsay and Ryan Anderson and Amber Freiny.  He was preceded in death by his son, Steven in 1976; parents, Walter and Linda Mae McBroom; sister, Margaret Hall; and brother, Donald. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Dot Phillips, Memorial Chair, 36W604 Oakridge Lane, St.Charles, IL 60174. For information, (630) 584-0060. 

Douglas J. McCaffrey formerly of Morton Grove
A funeral Mass for Douglas J. McCaffrey, 25, most recently of Chicago, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 8149 Golf Road, Niles. Born Feb.22, 1973, in Park Ridge, he died Thursday, Oct.8, 1998.Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Mr.McCaffrey was a 1991 graduate of Maine East High School, a 1995 graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, and a third-year law student at Loyola University in Chicago.He was currently employed as a law clerk. Survivors include his parents, William and Linda McCaffrey of Mundelein; brother, Thomas McCaffrey; and sisters, Lisa (Timothy) Jensen and Julie McCaffrey. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m.today, at Simkins Funeral Home, 6251 Dempster St.,Morton Grove. Memorials may be made to the Heart Association, 208 S.LaSalle St.,Chicago, IL 60604. For information, (847) 965-2500. 

Louis A. Morelli of Geneva 
Funeral services for Louis A. Morelli will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St., (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle. Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. at St. Walter Church. Entombment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. He was the beloved husband of Virginia (nee Kissane); devoted father of Margaret `Peggy' (John) Janisch, Louis J. (Julie), and Raymond S. (Katina) Morelli; loving son of the late Frank and Margaret; dear brother of Ann Marie DeAngelis, Tootsi (Bob) Imbordino and the late Frank (Judy) Morelli; fond brother-in-law of Joseph Michael Edward and the late James Kissane; and fond grandfather of Dana, age 8, Louis, age 4, Erika, age 3, Madison, age 2, and Isabella, age 10 months. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 889-1700. 

June Elizabeth Muldoon formerly of Wheaton
Funeral services for June Elizabeth Muldoon, 77, a 12-year resident of Edgewater, Fla., will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road (one block east of Naperville Road), Wheaton, followed by a 11 a.m. Mass at St. Michael Church. Born June 24, 1921, in Sterling, Ill., she died Thursday, Oct.8, 1998, at Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.  Interment will be in Wheaton Cemetery. Mrs. Muldoon was a former office secretary for the City of Wheaton, a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in New Smyrna Beach, and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #4239 in New Smyrna Beach. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence M.Muldoon; two sons, John Ammons of Lowell, Ind.and Dennis Ammons of Wheaton; two brothers, Fred Rogers of Addison and Eddie Rogers of Kenansville, N.C.; two sisters, LaVerne Page of Glen Ellyn and Pearl Frye of San Jose, Calif.;seven grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m.Monday, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 668-0016. 

Solanges Desroches Olivier of Arlington Heights
Prayers for Solanges Desroches Olivier, 65, will be held at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Oct.17, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, going to Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 440 S. Mitchell for Mass at 10:30 a.m. She was born Feb.18, 1933, in Jeremie, Haiti, and died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. Entombment will be in St. Michael the Archangel Cemetery, Palatine. Mrs. Olivier graduated from the school of nursing in Port-au-Prince in 1955, studied communicable disease nursing in Chicago in 1957, and received her B.S. degree in nursing from the College of St. Francis, Joliet, in 1979. She served as a nurse at Mother Cabrini Hospital, Chicago, from 1957 - 1961 and at Norwegian American Hospital, also located in Chicago, from 1961 - 1965.  She was the nurse-in-charge at the Illinois State Psychiatric Institute from 1960 to 1963, and supervisor at the Orthodox Jewish Home for the Aged at Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1968 - 1969.  Since 1969, she worked as a nurse for Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights.  She was the school nurse for the Illinois Deaf and Blind School, Glen Ellyn, since 1983.  Mrs. Olivier was also very active in community organizations.  She was a member of the Women's Club and Altar Committee at Our Lady of the Wayside Church, a member of the St. Viator Fundraising Committee, Sacred Heart of Mary Mothers Club and the Interracial Group of Arlington Heights.She belonged to the Haitian Nurses Association, Canada Nurses Association, Orthopedic Nurses Association, R.N. Association and the St.Francis Alumnae.From 1970 - 1979, she was a recipient of the certificate of appreciation for Aid to Orphan Children of Haiti, UNICEF, and she also spent her time producing craftwork and dolls for Haitian orphans. Survivors include her husband, Dr. Oswald Olivier, whom she married June 20, 1959; and children, Dr. Mildred M. G. Olivier of Arlington Heights, Ernst Olivier of Los Angeles, Calif. and Oswald J. Jr. (Linda) Oliver of Rosemont, Minn. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct.16, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Solidarity with Bishop Romelus, P.O. Box 337, Arlington Heights, IL 60006. For information, (847) 253-0168. 

William A. Ott of Oakwood Hills 
A memorial service for William A. Ott, 58, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Willow Creek Community Church (chapel before main church entrance), 67 E. Algonquin Rd., South Barrington. Born June 29, 1940, in Evanston, the son of Arnold and Virginia Ott, he died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at home.  Interment will be private. He formerly served in the Illinois National Guard. Survivors include his wife, Joyce (nee Ameling) Ott; sons, Kevin (Debra) Ott of Carol Stream and Brian (Sheri) Ott of Streamwood; grandchildren, Scott Ott, Shaun Ott and Zachary Ott; and and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Wayne Ott. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pioneer Center of McHenry County. Arrangements were made by Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, Cary. For information, (847) 639-3817. 

Ruth M. Parr of McHenry
Services for Ruth M. Parr, 69, will be held at noon Monday, at Peter M. Justen Colonial Funeral Home, Inc., 3807 W.Elm St., McHenry.  The Rev. Gary Blobaum will officiate. Born Oct.16, 1928, in Smolen, Sweden, the daughter of Gust and Wilhemina (nee Spjuth), she died Thursday, Oct.8, 1998, at her home.  Interment will be private. Survivors include her husband, Leslie K. Parr, whom she married Sept. 23, 1950, in Chicago; son, James K. (Linda) Parr of West Dundee; daughter, Renee M. Parr of Lake in the Hills; and brother, David (Ina Mae) Nelson of Lake Como, Wis. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m.today, at the funeral home. For information, (815) 385-0063. 

Mildred Ruth Pekelsma of Third Lake
A memorial visitation for Mildred Ruth Pekelsma, 86, will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, with a memorial service at noon, at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Born Sept. 3, 1912, in Chicago, she passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Westmoreland Nursing Center in Lake Forest. Interment will be private. Mrs. Pekelsma graduated from Northwestern University in 1933 with a bachelor of science degree in plant pathology. She became an author of anacrostic puzzles for Dell Publishing and was also a substitute teacher for Round Lake High School. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Michael Pekelsma; sons, Michael (Linda) Pekelsma Jr., Glen Pekelsma and Nicholas (Carmen) Pekelsma; daughters, Judy (Jim Pawlak) Pekelsma and Jean (Allan) Reckamp; brother, Paul V. Erickson; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Ruth; daughter-in-law, Gloria; father, Axel Erickson; and mother, Anna Erickson. Memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation, 4351 Garden Center Drive, Suite 500, Landover, MD, Attn: Memorial Department. For information, (847) 223-8122. 

James J. Pellegrino of Lombard 
Funeral services for James J. Pellegrino, will be begin at 9 a.m.Tuesday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle. Mass will follow at 10 a.m.at Sacred Heart Church.  Entombment will be in Queen of Heaven Mausoleum. He was the beloved husband of Bernice (nee Fitzmaurice); devoted father of Jim (Cheryl) and Ron (Kathy); dear brother of Grace (the late Chuck) Chicoine; fond grandfather of Jim, Dan, Jon, Mike and Tony; and loving great-grandfather of Gianna. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 889-1700. 

Kathleen M. Percoco of Bloomingdale
Services for Kathleen M. Percoco (nee Iacono), will begin at 9 a.m.Tuesday, at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (3/4 mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle. Mass will follow at 10 a.m.at St. Walter Church. Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. She was a long time employee of First Eagle National Bank. She was the beloved wife of Dominic; devoted mother of Nicholas and Dana; and loving daughter of Robert and Marie Iacono. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today and from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 889-1700. 

Elizabeth Cuthbert Radcliffe-Van Iderstine of Lavallette, N.J.
A memorial service for Elizabeth Crothbert Radcliffe-Van Iderstine, 83, formerly of Chatham, N.J., will be held Saturday, Oct.17, at St. Elisabeth's Episcopal Chapel, Ortley Beach, N.J. Mrs. Van Iderstine died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at home. She was a 1936 graduateof West Chester State Teachers College, West Chester, Pa. and was an elementary school teacher in several area schools. She was the wife of Wesley Van Iderstine and the late Frederick Enyeart Radcliffe; mother of David Wells (Marcia) Radcliffe Sr. of Columbus, Ohio, Richard Keith (Veronica) Radcliffe of La Paz, Mexico and Gail (William P. Brown) Radcliffe Brown of Arlington Heights; sister of the late Alice Wells (late Gerald Victor King) Rue King; and grandmother of Karen L. Brown of Chicago, Todd R. Brown of San Fransisco, Calif., David W. Radcliffe Jr. of Hartford, Conn.and Leigh Ann Radcliffe of Bellevuie, Mich. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Elisabeth's Chapel of the charity of your choice. For information, (847) 253-5226. 

Michael B. Scharf of Round Lake Beach
Services for Michael B. Scharf, 54, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176), Libertyville. Born March 14, 1944, in Chicago, he passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Lake Forest Hospital.  Interment will follow the services, in ArlingtonCemetery, Elmhurst. Mr. Scharf had been a resident of Round Lake Beach for the past 25 years, having moved to Lake County from Chicago. He had also lived for several years in Green Bay, Wis. For the past 19 years, he had been employed by Schaff International in Lake Zurich. Surviving are his wife, Gladys Scharf (nee Jones); daughters, Debra Scharf of Mount Prospect and Sandra (Martin) Bryan of McHenry; mother, Helen Blustein of Chicago; and sisters, Marianne (Robert) Berger and Cynthia Scharf, both of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his father, Murray Scharf, in 1966. Friends of the family may call from 3 to 7 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, or to Save-A-Pet, 31664 N. Fairfield Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, (847) 362-3009. 

Daniel J. Semi of Roselle 
A funeral Mass for Daniel J. Semi, 67, will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday, at St. Walter Church, Roselle. Born Nov. 7, 1930, in Chicago, he died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at home.  Burial will be private. Mr. Semi had been employed as a publisher's representative. Survivors include his wife, Faith Semi (nee Gesior); sons, Donald and Daniel Semi; daughters, Judith Stein and Patricia Kuenzie; sisters, Rita Oppenborn and Sonja Lawbaugh; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at Martin Funeral Home, Ltd., 333 S. Roselle Road, Roselle. Memorials may be made to Hospice of DuPage or to Food for the Poor. For information, (630) 529-5751. 

Mary Anne Stiegemeier of Elgin
Memorial services for Mary Anne Stiegemeier, 72, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, at First Untied Methodist Church of Elgin.The Rev. Dr. Thomas Walker will officiate. Born Jan. 8, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of Paul D. and Helen (nee Dean) Larrick, she died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Burial will be private. Mrs. Stiegemeier earned a bachelor's degree with honors in business and personnel administration from the University of Missouri.  She earned her master's degree in adult education from Northern Illinois University.  She was former director of education at Sherman Hospital in Elgin from 1968 to 1992. In 1987, she received the Harriet Gifford Award for Education from the Y.W.C.A. Mrs. Stiegemeier was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, PEO and MENSA. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elgin and also volunteered for the Elgin Symphony. Survivors include her daughter, Alexa (Charles Robert) Varner of Sleepy Hollow; son, E. Dean (Peggy) Stiegemeier of Gilberts; granddaughters, Bethany and Abigail Stiegemeier of Gilberts; and brother, Dean (Charlotte) Larrick of Rocheport, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Earl Reinhold Stiegemeier on March 21, 1968. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements were made by Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee. For information, (847) 426-3436. 

Evelyn `Bobbie' L. Strahl formerly of St.Charles and Elgin
Funeral services for Evelyn `Bobbie' L. Strahl, 84, of Morris, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. Born Nov. 1, 1913, in Owensboro, Ky., she died Saturday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Walnut Grove Manor in Morris. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, St.Charles. Survivors include her daughters, Carol (Doug) Reed of Morris and Nancy (Danny) Krebeck of Las Vegas, Nev.; sons, Melvin (Linda) Strahl of Phoenix, Ariz. and Murray (Becky) Strahl of Floyds-Knobs, Ind.; sister, Ruth (Charles) Knapp of West Chicago; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her hsuband, Carroll `Curley' in 1983; a daughter, Lillian Faye Benthusen; and her parents, Murray and Emma Ireland. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 584-0060. 

Eugenia `Jean' Tessier of St.Charles
Services for Eugenia `Jean' Tessier, 82, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, St. Charles.The Rev. Timothy Silber will officiate. She died Friday, Oct.9, 1998, at Aurora Manor Nursing Home in Aurora. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery, Forest Park. Mrs.Tessier attended St. Mark's Lutheran Church in St. Charles. Survivors include her daughters, Germaine (Richard) Schlachta of St. Charles and Doris Tessier of Wood Dale; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Emil (Trudy) Kost Jr. of Maywood. She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Katherine Kost; sisters, Florence (in infancy), Ann Bulk and Helen Kelly; brother, Irvin Kost; and granddaughter, Noelle Schlachta. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church. Arrangements were made by Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles. For information, (630) 584-0060. 

Frank Vitale Sr. of Glendale Heights 
Prayers for Frank Vitale Sr., will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Cypress Funeral Home, 1698 Bloomingdale Road (between Army Trail Road and North Avenue), Glendale Heights. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew Church. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a prisoner of war and received the Purple Heart. He was the beloved husband of Marian (nee Cleghorn); loving father of Valerie (Leroy) Thompson, Sarah (Chris) Pedersen, Vince, Frank Jr. (Marilyn), Susan (Ray) Banovz, Alphonse, Joseph, Janet (Richard) Clohecy and the late Vince; dearest grandfather of 18; great-grandfather of three; fond brother of the late Alfonso and the late Sarah Vitale. He is also survived by his nieces. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials made to the Hospice of DuPage are appreciated. For information, (630) 653-7666. 

Elizabeth L. `Betty' Walter of Arlington Heights
Memorial Mass for Elizabeth L. `Betty' Walter nee Airdo), 56, will be held at noon, Monday, at St.James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Born Oct.28, 1941, in Chicago, she died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights. Betty was a member of the Village of Arlington Heights Housing Commission, Arlington Heights Infant Welfare and was a volunteer for the Arlington Heights Frontier Days. Survivors include her daughter, Sue (Doug) Mac Issac of Arlington Heights; son, Tim Walter of Schaumburg; grandchildren, Jordan, Dawn, Kyle, Justin and T.J.; mother, Cecilia Airdo of Prospect Heights; brother, Vincent Airdo; and sister, Rosana (John) Glueckert. She was preceded in death by her father, Pat Airdo and her brother, Pat Airdo Jr. Memorial visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Elizabeth L. Walter Memorial Fund, to be used for pediatric neurological disorders, c/o Glueckert Funeral Home. For information, (847) 253-0168.


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