Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 1998

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Vera M. Carroll of Round Lake
A memorial service for Vera M. Carroll, 77, will be held at 11:30 a.m. today, at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 510 N.Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake. The Rev. Lisle J. Kauffman, pastor, will officiate. Born Dec.13, 1920, in Jo Lapento, Ark.,she passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Round Lake.  Interment will be private. Mrs. Carroll had moved to Chicago from Arkansas in 1965 and previously lived also in Round Lake Park.  She was very active in her communities, volunteering a great deal of her time in the Round Lake and Avon Township areas. She is remembered as a very caring individual. She leaves her children, Glenda (Ralph) Parsell of Cedar, Minn., Gail (Cole) Akins of Round Lake Park, Marge (Bob) Shannon of Elk Grove Village, Robert `Butch' (JoAnne) Carroll of Tucson, Ariz.,Phyllis (John) Deering of Blachly, Ore.,and Richard `Ric' (Sherrie) Carroll of Tucson; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Carroll Sr.; daughter, Betty; and 12 brothers and sisters. Arrangements were made by Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., Grayslake. For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Raymond `Pete' Dowell of Wauconda
Funeral services for Raymond `Pete' Dowell, 84, will be held at 8 p.m.today, at Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, 235 N.Main St., Wauconda. Born Sept.20, 1914, in Wauconda, he died Saturday, Oct.10, 1998, at Care Center of Wauconda.  Burial will be private in Wauconda Cemetery. A heavy equipment operator, Mr. Dowell was a member of Wauconda Federated Church, Operating Engineers Local #150 and the Historical Society of Wauconda.  He retired from the Wauconda Fire Department after 36 years of service. He was the father of Kenneth (Donna), Ralph and Joy; grandfather of David (Debbie), Renee (Barry) Dowell and Wendy; great-grandfather of Shannon, Daron and Stephanie; and brother of Roberta `Bertie' Billings. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of services at 8 p.m., today, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to either the Wauconda Township Historical Society, P.O. Box 265, Wauconda, IL 60084; or the Wauconda Fire Department Paramedic Fund, 109 W. Liberty St., Wauconda, IL 60084. For information, (847) 526-2115. 

Robert G. Jelinek of Darien 
Services for Robert G. Jelinek, 72, formerly of Berwyn and Stickney, will begin at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, Route 53 and Short Street, Lisle, and continue with a Mass of Christian Burial at 3:30 p.m., at St. Margaret Mary Church, Naperville. Born March 1, 1926, in Chicago, the eldest son of Laddie and Ella (nee Zlesak) Jelinek, he died Sunday, Oct.11, 1998, at Edward Hospital.  Interment will be in St. Procopius Abbey Cemetery. After attending Morton High School and Northwestern University, Mr. Jelinek served in the Navy and spent time in Japan during the years following World War II.  In 1947, he married Shirley Mikl.  For 45 years he worked during the week in the purchasing department of Morton Salt and on Saturdays at Phillips Flowers.  He also served as commander of American Legion Post 687. He was the beloved husband of the late Shirley Jelinek, who preceded him in 1989; loving father of Br.Guy Jelinek, O.S.B., of St. Procopius Abbey in Lisle; cherished son of the late Laddie and Ella (nee Zlesak) Jelinek; and dear brother of Richard (Marion) Jelinek. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Robert G. Jelinek Scholarship Fund, Benet Academy, Lisle, IL. For information, (630) 964-9392. 

Gordon J. MacDonald of Naperville 
Funeral services for Gordon J. MacDonald, 79, will begin at 9:30 a.m. today, at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Road, Naperville. Born July 16, 1919, in Prince Edward Island, Canada, he died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Alden Nursing Center in Naperville.  Interment will be private. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gloria (nee Rousseau); sons, David MacDonald of Naperville, Deacon Stephen (Kathryn) MacDonald of DuBuque, Iowa, Eric (Vina) MacDonald of Naperville and Scott MacDonald of Chicago; grandchildren, Stefanie MacDonald of Belleville, Iowa, Meera and Daryl MacDonald of Naperville, Naomi (Timothy) Neyens of DuBuque and MacKenzie MacDonald of DuBuque; great-grandchildren, Alex, Zachary and Noah Neyens of DuBuque; brothers, the Rev. Rupert MacDonald of Baltimore, Md. and Wallace (Clarice) MacDonald of Rumford, Maine; and sister, Teresa Leader of St.Petersburg, Fla. Mr.MacDonald had previously lived in Maine and San Antonio, Texas.  He had resided in Naperville since 1989, where he was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church.  An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, Mr. MacDonald was employed by Singer Company, which sells educational products.  While residing in Maine, he had taught at several high schools. In lieu of flowers, Masses would be appreciated. For information, (630) 355-0213. 

Ralph C. Mehrlich of Hampshire 
Funeral services for Ralph C. Mehrlich, 88, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Peters Lutheran Church in North Plato, with the Rev. Edward A. Davis officiating. Born Nov. 21, 1909, in Covington, Ky., the son of Walter and Frances Watson Mehrlich, he died Saturday, Oct.10, 1998, at his home.  Burial will be with military honors in Hampshire Center Cemetery. An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Mehrlich supported veteran's issues through his work on local and district posts.  He was a member of the American Legion Post #680, Hampshire VFW Post #8043 and a 51-year member of the Hommes ET 8, Voiture 592. A resident and farmer in Rutland Township for 52 years, Mr. Mehrlich served on the Rutland Township Board for 25 years, 16 of them as township clerk.  He was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church of North Plato, where he served as treasurer for many years, and as a member of the Lutheran Layman's League. Surviving are his son, Richard Walter (Bev) Mehrlich of Los Altos, Calif.; daughter, Ruth Ann (Daniel) Kowalski of Hampshire; three grandchildren, Christine Mehrlich, James Kowalski and Jeffrey Kowalski; and close friend, Meta Meyer of Hampshire. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Helene (nee Vandre), whom he married Feb.1, 1941, in Clinton, Iowa, and who passed away April 24, 1987. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today, at Fredrick Funeral Home, 284 Park St., Hampshire, and on Tuesday at the church, prior to the services. Memorials may be made to St. Peters Lutheran Church of North Plato. For information, (847) 683-2711.

Bernard J. O'Halloran of Wilmette
A funeral Mass for Bernard J. O'Halloran, 82, will be celebrated at11 a.m.Wednesday, at St.Francis Xavier Church, 524 Ninth St.,Wilmette. Born Oct.15, 1915, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Oct.11, 1998, in Chicago. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. A resident of Wilmette for 41 years, Mr.O'Halloran was employed as a salesman for Mack Trucks, Inc.He was a member of St.Francis Xavier Church and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Agnes O'Halloran (nee McCarthy) of Wilmette; children, Maureen (Gene) Kilburg of Michigan, Peggy O'Halloran of Glenview, Bernie (Dolores) O'Halloran of California, James(Jeanne) O'Halloran of Iowa, Jean (Zuhair) Suidan of Connecticut, John (Mary Lu) O'Halloran of Geneva, Ill., Charles (Judy) O'Halloran of Wheaton, Patrice (Jack) Connelly of California and Sheila (Matthew) Bower of Wilmette; 32 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother, John (Pat) O'Halloran of California, and his sister, Patricia (Cliff) Mottram of Buffalo Grove. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, 1100 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette. Memorials may be made to donor's favorite charity. For information, (847) 251-8200.

Clarence `Carl' Pratt of Waukegan
Funeral services for Clarence `Carl' Pratt, 84, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Salata-Gurnee Funeral Home, 4190 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee.  The Rev. Steven J. Radunzel will officiate. Born Nov.23, 1913, in Chicago, he died Friday, Oct.9, 1998, at St. Therese Hospital.  Interment will be in Fairview Memorial Park, Northlake. He is survived by his wife, Selma (nee Wickboldt) and sons, Donald Pratt and Dennis (Marianne) Pratt, both of Waukegan. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Darlene Heuschmidt. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Donations in his memory would be appreciated to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1310 Frolic, Waukegan. For information, (847) 244-1155. 

Roy P. Reckwerdt of Wauconda
Prayers for Roy P. Reckwerdt, 62, will be said at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, at Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, 235 N. Main St., Wauconda, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at Transfiguration Church. Born March 19, 1936, in Chicago, he died Saturday, Oct.10, 1998, at his home. Burial will be in Windridge Cemetery, Cary. Mr. Reckwerdt had owned and operated Roy Reckwerdt and Sons for 25 years. He was a member of Wauconda Moose Lodge #1969 and a retired 45-year member of Operating Engineers Local #150.  He retired from the Wauconda Fire Department after 22 years of service as a volunteer fireman. He is survived by his wife, Nancee (nee Hironimus), whom he married Nov. 3, 1956;  father of Kathleen (George) Upton, Kimberly Carpenter, Lisa (Daniel) Schmidt, Lora (Peter III) Snelten and Lynda Bliss; brother of Glenn (Betty) Reckwerdt and Carole Sawin; and grandfather of Nicole, Robert, Ryan, Kiersten, Luke, Adam, Jacob, Rachel, Ben, Cody and PJ. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. Please omit flowers. For information, (847) 526-2115. 

Alice St. Romain of Palatine
Funeral services for Alice St. Romain (nee Smith), 90, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Ltd., 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. Born July 16, 1908, in Palatine, she died Saturday, Oct.10, 1998, at Hoffman Estates Medical Center. Mrs. Romain was a member of D.A.R., the First United Methodist Church of Palatine, Mary Circle and F.R.A. Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Moore St. Romain. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Gertrude Smith; brothers, Gilbert, George and Harlow Smith; and sisters, Myra Fosket, Mildred Sanborn, Florence Parkhurst, Grace MacAfee and Kathryn Shermer. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Palatine. For information, (847) 358-7411. 

Mary Jane Seanor of Geneva
Services for Mary Jane Seanor, 73, will be held at 11 a.m.Tuesday, at Yurs Wittenberg Funeral Home, 1771 W.State St.(Route 38), Geneva. The Rev.Melissa Earley will officiate. Born April 21, 1925, in West Chicago, to James Ronald Seanor and Ethel Seanor (nee LeKander), she passed away Friday, Oct.9, 1998, at Provena Pine Care Center, St.Charles.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Geneva. Miss Seanor was a member of Geneva United Methodist Church and the Vasa Lodge of Batavia.  At the time of her retirement, she had been employed for 25 years by the Illinois State Training School for Girls in Geneva. Survivors include her sister-in-law, Margaret Seanor of Geneva; nephews, James R. and John R.Seanor, both of Geneva; and great-niece, Kelly. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, James R Seanor on Sept. 3, 1998, and William `Bud' Seanor. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 232-7337. 

John J. Shubeck of Arlington Heights
Prayers for John J. Shubeck, 88, will be said at 9:30 a.m.Wednesday, at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass at St. James Church, 831 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. Born April 18, 1910, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Oct.11, 1998, at Plum Grove Nursing Home, Palatine. Burial will be private. Prior to retiring, John was a lithographer for the Gregg-Moore Company. Survivors include his daughters, Connie S. DeLuca of Glen Elllyn and Betty A.Shubeck of Arlington Heights; grandchildren, Amie, Melinda and Christopher; and sister, Henrietta Plansky. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth L. (nee Ludwig). Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 253-0168.

Helen Virginia Tate D'Aboy of St.Petersburg, Fla.
Memorial services for Helen Virginia Tate D'Aboy, 90, were held on Friday, Oct.9, at Palm Shores in St.Petersburg, Fla. Born Feb.26, 1908, in Springfield, Ill., the daughter of Martha Pearle Dashner Tate and Curtis Roy Tate, Mrs. D'Aboy went to her heavenly home during the early hours of Tuesday, Oct.6, 1998. She had led a wonderful life of love and service to the Lord.After college at Baptist Missionary Training School, she went to New York where she served as a missionary to Spanish speaking people.There she met and married the love of her life, Emilio J. D'Aboy.Their three children were raised in a home filled with love and laughter. In Springfield, her family was actively involved in the Elliott Avenue Baptist Church.In St.Petersburg, she and Emilio were active in the Church of the Beatitudes.Throughout her life, she served theLord with her Christian example as she traveled throughout the United States, speaking to church groups, seminary and college students and at conventions, including the American Baptist Convention.She was an officer in many organizations: president of the Illinois Baptist Convention (now Great Rivers Region), vice president of the National Council of American Baptist Women, president of the Illinois Baptist Women, and vice president of the American Baptist Convention (now American Baptist Churches/USA). She was a member of many boards such as: American Baptist Home (and Foreign) Mission Societies (now National and International Ministries), Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Illinois Council of Churches.In 1990, she was honored by the Illinois American Baptist Women as the `most influential woman in promoting missions.' She also gave leadership as a Sunday School teacher, Cub Scout Den Mother, Guild Girls advisor, Bible school teacher, and a church camp counselor and camp pastor. She published a much appreciated book Love's Poetry in 1976.Her favorite flower was the purple violet.A Charleston champion at Springfield High School, she loved to show off her prowess to her grandchildren's delight. She was a collector of ironstone china, copper lustre Tea Leaf design. She lived in Palm Shores Retirement Center in St. Petersburg since 1975, and was so happy there.She served as president of the Residents' Council and was active in many ways, primarily volunteering in the health center, giving programs on poetry.She `adopted' residents who lived in the health center and was a faithful friend to them. She leaves her children, Natalie D'Aboy (Albin) Vasquez of Elk Grove Village, David Curtis (Marlene) D'Aboy of Westville, Fla.and John Emil (Diana) D'Aboy of Olympia, Wash.;14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; her loving younger sister, Betty Tate (Harold) Hargre.

Violet R. Anderson of Elk Grove Village
Services for Violet R. Anderson, 89, will be held at noon Wednesday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Road (at Northwest Highway), Mount Prospect. Born March24, 1909, in Iowa, she died Sunday, Oct.11, 1998, in Elk Grove Village.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens, Arlington Heights. Among her special interests, Mrs. Anderson had taught Sunday school for 44 years. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Edwin Anderson; son, Norm (Judith) Anderson; grandchildren, Eric (Mary) Anderson and Nancy (David) Gaenzle; and great-grandchildren, Grant, Holly, Heidi, Gunnar and Daniel. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elk Grove Baptist Church. For information, 847-255-7800. 

Edward F. Arndt of Buffalo Grove
Prayers for Edward F. Arndt, 66, formerly of Chicago, will be said at 9:30 a.m.today, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove. Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Buffalo Grove. Mr. Arndt passed away Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998.  Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Arndt was a retired paramedic for the Skokie Fire Department. He was the beloved husband of Violet B. (nee Slove); loving father of Alan (Anne), Barbara (Stanley) Zabinski and Diane; grandfather of Rhiannon, Edward, D'Vaughn, Justine, Cade, Kevin and Jessica; dear son of the late Edward (Steva) and the late Pauline; and fond brother of Donald (Diana) and James (Rhonda). For information, (847) 215-6656.

John Berley of Hampshire 
A Mass of Christian Burial for John Berley, 68, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Hampshire.The Rev.Thomas Brantman will officiate. Born March 10, 1930, in Detroit, Mich., to Nicholas and Edna (nee Gustav) Berley, he died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at his home. Burial will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. Mr. Berley was a retired sales manager for Republic Steelin the Chicagoland area.  A resident of Hampshire for the past three years, he had formerly lived in Palatine for more than 25 years and in Elgin.  A veteran, he had served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War.  He was a lector and member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Hampshire, and formerly a member of St. Thomas More CatholicChurch in Elgin. Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Mary Ann Berley (nee Scaccia), whom he married Aug. 8, 1953 in Chicago; children, John (Janet) Berley of Wood Dale, Donna (David) Hidder of Elgin and Matthew (Debbie) Berley of Chicago; mother, Edna Berley of Hampshire; grandchildren, Adam, Emma and Elizabeth; sisters, Dolores (Al) Preissner of Park Ridge, Sue (Ed) Boduch of Chicago and Vera (Gordon) Bruckner of Sycamore; brothers, Steve (Diane) Berley of Sterling and Andy (Kathy) Berley of Genoa; sister-in-law, Tanya Berley of West Chicago; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Nicholas Berley, in 1968; and brothers, Nicholas and Conrad Berley. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today, at Fredrick Funeral Home, 284 Park St., Hampshire, with prayers at 7 p.m. Memorials or masses in his name may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Hampshire. For information, (847) 683-2711. 

Dennis J. Boncimino of Palatine
Services for Dennis J. Boncimino, 52, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Willow Creek Community Church Chapel, 67 E. Algonquin Rd., South Barrington. Born Jan.15, 1946, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights.  Interment will be private. Mr. Boncimino graduated from Maine Township High School East class of 1964, in Park Ridge. He then attended Northwestern University and went on to work in a career of Commercial Tax Management with associations including CMI and IPT. Most recently, he was able to leave his profession and pursue an interest in the sale and enjoyment of recreational vehicles. Denny will be most remembered for his humble character, gentle spirit and authentic concern for others. He also had a unique sense of humor including an unsupported claim as the inventor of `the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.' Survivors include his wife, Pamela C. of Palatine; children, Greg (Cheryl) of La Mesa, Calif., Chris (Christa) of Barrington, Katie of Streamwood and Laurie Boncimino of Buffalo Grove; his wife of 18 years and mother of his children, Barbara Kovacevich; grandchildren, Ashley, Brooke and Alison Nora; mother, Virginia Boncimino; brother, James (Gayle) Boncimino of Ingleside; sister, Nancy Pirie of Johnsburg, Ill.; stepsons, Scott and Michael Ely; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, James Boncimino. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated for The Willow Creek Community Church Aid for Disaster Relief in the Dominican Republic, c/o of the church. For information, (847) 358-7411. 

Gloria G. Brown of Hoffman Estates
Services for Gloria G. Brown, 64, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg. Born Dec. 24, 1933, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, in Hoffman Estates.  Entombment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights. A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Victor R. Brown; mother of Robert Brown, John Brown and Cathy (John) Reilly; grandmother of Crystal, Dillon and Dakota; daughter of Gordon J. Garcia and the late Grace Garcia; and sister of Gordon W.Garcia. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 882-5580. 

Vera M.Carroll of Round Lake
A memorial service for Vera M. Carroll, 77, was held Monday at Calvary Presbyterian Church, Round Lake.The Rev. Lisle J. Kauffman, pastor, officiated. Born Dec.13, 1920, in Lapento, Ark., she passed away Saturday, Oct.10, 1998, at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Round Lake.  Interment was private. Mrs.Carroll had moved to Chicago from Arkansas in 1965 and previously lived also in Round Lake Park.  She was very activein her communities, volunteering a great deal of her time in the Round Lake and Avon Township areas. She is remembered as a very caring individual. She leaves her children, Glenda (Ralph) Parsell of Cedar, Minn., Gail (Cole) Akins of Round Lake Park, Marge (Bob) Shannon of Elk Grove Village, Robert `Butch' (JoAnne) Carroll of Tucson, Ariz., Phyllis (John) Deering of Blachly, Ore., and Richard `Ric' (Sherrie) Carroll of Tucson; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Carroll Sr.; daughter, Betty; and 12 brothers and sisters. Arrangements were made by Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, Ltd., Grayslake. For information, (847) 223-8122. 

Elizabeth J. `Betty' Clayton of Geneva
Services for Elizabeth J. `Betty' Clayton, 81, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Norris Funeral Home, 100 S. Third St., St. Charles. Born March 29, 1917, in Chicago, to Burton Edward and Betsy Abigail (nee Cunningham) Kearney, she died Monday, Oct.12, 1998, at Delnor-Community Hospital, Geneva. Mrs. Clayton's favorite hobby was art. She had taken classes at the Art Institute in Chicago and several members of her family have been proud recipients of her work. Surviving are her son, Terry (Linda) Clayton of Geneva; grandchildren, Lei-Ann (Steve) Alimorong, Tony Maffei, Lisa (John) Andrews and Melissa Clayton; great-grandchildren, John Andrews Jr., and Mitch, Cody and Cooper Alimorong; sisters-in-law, Hilda Kearney of Bellwood and Gladys Kearney of New Braunfels, Texas; brothers-in-law, Art Bartelt of Chicago and Ed Weber of Arlington Heights; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Clayton, in 1963; brothers, Bert and Neal Kearney; and sisters, Eva Kopala, Barbara Weber, Flo Parker and Nancy Bartelt. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Illinois, 300 Kelly Lane, Springfield, IL 62707.

Eleanor M. Dacus of Arlington Heights
Services for Eleanor M. Dacus (nee Niemeyer), 83, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 111 W. Olive St., Arlington Heights.  Rev. Karl W. Schmidt will officiate.  She will lie in state from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. Born March 20, 1915, in Riceville, Iowa, she died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at home.  Interment will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. A lifelong resident of Arlington Heights, she was a homemaker and a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church. She was the wife of the late Paul; mother of Paul E. Dacus of San Jacinto, Calif.; grandmother of three; great-grandmother of four; great-great-grandmother of one; dear sister of Vi (late Raymond) Tagtmeier of Arlington Heights and C.W. (Harriett) Niemeyer of San Bernardino, Calif.; dear sister-in-law of Ruth Purves Niemeyer of Arlington Heights, Gladys Niemeyer of Prospect Heights and Kathie Niemeyer of East Lansing, Mich.; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.,1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd.(four blocks south of Palatine Rd.), Arlington Heights. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Peter Lutheran Church, at the address listed above. For information, (847) 253-0168. 

Francisca Carnales Esquivel of Schaumburg
Services for Francisca Carnales Esquivel, 68, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, at Geils Funeral Home, 260 W. Irving Park Rd., Wood Dale.  Interment will be private. She was the beloved wife of the late Quirino Jr.; loving mother of Emma, Maria Louisa Cano, Elida (Armando) Perez, Esperanza (Rojelio) Torres, Oscar (Lora), Ismael (Debra), Rene (Donna), Norma (William) Zuk and Alfredo; dear stepmother of Delmira Esquivel; dear grandmother of 17; and fond great-grandmother of 11.  She was loved by many brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. For information, (630) 766-3232. 

Severna M. Fischer of Batavia
Services for Severna M. Fischer, 86, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Holy Cross Church in Batavia, where she will lie in state from 9 a.m. until the time of services. The Rev. Stephen St. Jules will officiate. Born Dec. 24, 1911, in Poland, to Frank and Jadwiga Rybacki, she passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at her home.  Interment will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Ill. Mrs. Fischer was united in marriage to William J. Fischer Sr. on Nov. 24, 1948, in Chicago.  She was an active member of Holy Cross Church in Batavia, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and helped with the cancer sewing group. She was also a member of the Batavia Senior Citizens and the Walkers Club. Survivors include her daughter, Judith M. Collignon of Bloomingdale; daughter-in-law, Cynthia J. Fischer of Aurora; grandchildren, Donna (Josh) Chambers of Carol Stream, David (Andrea) Collignon of Bartlett, Maria K. (Viren) Bavishi of Naperville and John W. Fischer of Waukesha, Wis.; great-grandsons, Tyler William Chambers and Sean Norman Chambers; brother-in-law, Joseph Fischer of Sun City, Ariz.; and many nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William J. Fischer Sr.; son, William J. Fischer Jr.; and numerous brothers and sisters. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, where a liturgical wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Contributions or masses in her memory may be directed to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main St., Batavia, IL 60510. For information, (630) 879-7900. 

Matthew R. Gibson of Mount Prospect
A funeral Mass for Matthew R. Gibson, 26, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Raymond Church, Elmhurst Rd. (Route 83) at Lincoln St., Mount Prospect. Born Feb. 22, 1972, in Park Ridge, he passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.  Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Matthew was a gifted and talented musician.  He graduated from DePaul University in June 1996 with a B.S. degree as a recording engineer.  He played piano, violin and guitar and appeared with the University at Orchestra Hall as well as with the Printer's Row Orchestra.  He was presently employed with the Studio Mechanics Union, involved with numerous projects, including movies and commercials filmed in the Chicago area. His kindness and sensitivity will be remembered by his parents, Anita (nee Gebarowski) and Robert J. Gibson; sister, Pamela K. (Daniel) Roberts; nephew, Nolan Roberts; grandparents, Helen and William Gebarowski and Frances M. Gibson; and aunts and uncles, Fred and Nancy Gebarowski, Christine Wojcik and Gayle Hoffman. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd.at Northwest Hwy., Mount Prospect and from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass Thursday, at the church. For information, (847) 255-7800. 

Robert N. Griffith of Batavia 
Memorial services for Robert N. Griffith, 79, will be held at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pa.  Born Oct.21, 1918, in Philadelphia, he died Saturday, Oct.10, 1998, at home. Interment will be in Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, Pa. Eager to fly, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in Sept.1941.  He served with the British until transferring to the United States Army Air Corp in Egypt in 1943.  He served in Italy as a P38 fighter pilot.  In April 1944, while on a bombing strafing run over the Ploesti airfields in Yugoslavia (now Bosnia), his plane went down and he was captured by the Germans.  He became a POW in Stalag Luft III until May 1945. Mr. Griffith was employed by the manufacturing division of Republic Steel Corp. (now LTV Steel) for more than 35 years. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth; daughter, Deborah (Kenneth) Graham of St.Charles; son, Robert (Heidi) Griffith of Melbourne, Australia; and grandchildren, Jennifer and Scott Graham of St.Charles and Eliza, Megan and Kyle Griffith of Melbourne. There will be no visitation. Contributions may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 8201 Frankford Ave.,Philadelphia, PA 19136. Arrangements were made by Yurs Funeral Home, St.Charles. For information, (630) 584-0060. 

Roy E. Hemwall of Schaumburg
Services for Roy E. Hemwall, 86, formerly of Des Plaines, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Rd. (three blocks south of Biesterfield Rd.), Elk Grove Village. Born in Chicago, Mr. Hemwall died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Alexian Brothers Hospice.  Entombment will be in Memory Gardens Mausoleum. Retired, he was a lifelong member of the Vikings. He was the husband of the late Lillian (nee Koubek); father of Georgia (Phillip) Kraemer; grandfather of Doug (fiancee Pam Watkins) and Penny Kraemer; brother of the late George (late Gertrude) Hemwall and the late Len (Helen) Hemwall; and brother-in-law of Alice Rudin. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at the funeral home. Memorials to the American Heart Association, are appreciated. For information, (847) 640-0566. 

Timothy J. Kelly of Buffalo Grove
A Mass for Timothy J. Kelly, 81, formerly of Chicago and Ireland, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at St. Mary Church, Buffalo Grove. Born in Ireland, he died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Northwest Community Healthcare. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. A member of Carpenters Union Local #13, he was the husband of Mary (nee McGing); father of Patrick (Regina); son of the late John and Ellen; grandfatherof Deanna, Tim, Kevin and Kurt; and uncle of Charles Meyer, Michael Fleming, Mary Eileen Meyer, Margaret Le May, Kathleen Weisser and Eileen Kelly. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at Grove Memorial Chapel, 195 N. Buffalo Grove Rd. (two blocks north of Lake-Cook Rd.), Buffalo Grove. For information, (847) 215-6656. 

Jane Litton of Lisle
A memorial service for Jane Litton (nee Nicholson), 92, of the Devonshire in Lisle, formerly of Naperville, will be held at 11 a.m.Wednesday, at Knox Presbyterian Church, 1105 Catalpa Lane, Naperville. Born Nov. 15, 1905, in Beardstown, Ill., she died Saturday, Oct.10, 1998, at Edward Hospital in Naperville.  Interment will be private. Mrs.Litton had been a resident of Naperville since 1964, having previously lived inOak Park.  She was a 1927 graduate of Knox College in Galesburg with a B.S. degree.  Mrs.Litton had been a member of the Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church in Oak Park for 23 years before becoming a member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Naperville in 1964.  She was a member of the Naperville Garden Club and P.E.O. Chapter C-G in Oak Park.  She had done lots of volunteer work through church and various school P.T.A.'s. She is survived by her sons, David (Anne) Litton of Jensen Beach, Fla. and Howard (Connie) Litton of Naples, Fla.; daughter, Jeanne (David) King of Little Rock, Ark.; sister, Marion Neal of Bloomington, Minn.;10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard in 1965. Memorial's in Mrs. Litton's name may be made to the American Heart Association, 208 S. LaSalle St., Suite 900, Chicago, Ill. or to Knox Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were made by Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, Naperville. For information, (630) 355-0264. 

Leverne `Lee' A. Long of Schaumburg 
A memorial Mass for Leverne `Lee' Long, 69, will be held at10 a.m. Saturday, Oct.17, at St. Matthew's Catholic Church (Chapel), 1001 E. Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. Born Nov. 28, 1928, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998. He is survived by his loving wife, Anna Long (nee Weisgerber); daughter, Susan (David) Douglas; and son, Michael Long. Masses are appreciated. For information, (847) 891-0534. 

Jean L. McElroy of Des Plaines
A memorial visitation for Jean L. McElroy (nee Geis), 68, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today, with a memorial service at 7 p.m., at Olson Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 6467 N. Northwest Highway (one block north of Devon), Chicago. Mrs. McElroy passed away Monday, Oct.12, 1998. She was the beloved wife of Robert McElroy; loving mother of Erich (Janet) Brehm, Robert McElroy Jr., Karla Altman, Mary (Dan) Murray, Betty McElroy, and Jeanie (Bob) Wachowiak; fond sister of Calvin (Norma) Geis; and devoted grandmother of 13. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1440 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607. For information, (773) 774-3333. 

Lorado Thomas Monaco of Glenview
Services for Lorado Thomas Monaco, 75, will begin at 10 a.m. today, at Donnellan Family Funeral Services, 10045 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, and continue with Mass at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove St. (at Church Street), Glenview. The Rev. John E. Flavin will officiate. Born Dec. 29, 1922, in Chicago, he died Saturday, Oct.10, 1998, at Highland Park Hospital.Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove. In 1951, Mr. Monaco graduated from the University of Illinois School of Pharmacy, where he was also a member of the Kappa Psi fraternity.  Together he and his brother, Roland, developed and operated what was once the largest independent drug store chain in the Chicagoland area, Monaco Drugs, with locations in Chicago, Streamwood and Arlington Heights.Although known as a tough-minded businessman, he is also remembered as having treated customers and employees like extended family. Among his personal interests, Mr. Monaco was also an avid oil painter. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Monaco of Glenview; children, Gregory Ernest (Jeanna Tomiser) Monaco of Topeka, Kan.,and Monica (Don) Young of Buffalo Grove; grandchildren, Eliot and Elsie Monaco, and Adam Young; brother, Louis (Barbara) Monaco; sister, Rita Da Valle; brother-in-law, Angelo (Arlene) Cozzola; and many caring nieces and nephews. For information, (847) 675-1990. 

Herman N. Nelson formerly of Lake Bluff 
Services for Herman N. Nelson, 86, will be held at 10:30 a.m.today, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Born June 29, 1912, in Topeka, Kan., he died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at the Lake Knoll Healthcare Center in Lake Bluff.  Interment will be in Northshore Garden of Memories in North Chicago. He was a 1930 graduate of Libertyville High School.  He was employed at Taylor's Drug Store in Libertyville, and in 1933, helped in the construction of the Hoover Dam.  He later enrolled in night school at the Hynes School of Pharmacy, and after becoming an assistant pharmacist, was employed over the years by several pharmacies in Lake County.  He was a veteran of the Army, having served during World War II and was a member of the Lake Bluff American Legion Post #510.  He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Waukegan and former member of the Union Church in Lake Bluff. Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Nelson of Vernon Hills; children, John Nelson of Lake Villa, Richard (Linda) Nelson of Lake Forest, Donald (Donna) Nelson of Starbuck, Minn., Linnea (John) Brooke of Monona, Iowa and Robert Nelson of Inverness, Scotland; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert (Borg) Nelson of Camano Island, Wash. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, in his memory. For information, (847) 362-3009. 

Bernard J. O'Halloran of Wilmette
A funeral Mass for Bernard J. O'Halloran, 82, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at St. Francis Xavier Church, 524 Ninth St., Wilmette. Born Oct. 15, 1915, in Chicago, he died Sunday, Oct.11, 1998, in Chicago. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. A resident of Wilmette for 41 years, Mr. O'Halloran was employed as a salesman for Mack Trucks, Inc.  He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church and the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include his wife, Agnes O'Halloran (nee McCarthy) of Wilmette; children, Maureen (Gene) Kilburg of Michigan, Peggy O'Halloran of Glenview, Bernie (Dolores) O'Halloran of California, James (Jeanne) O'Halloran of Iowa, Jean (Zuhair) Suidan of Connecticut, John (Mary Lu) O'Halloran of Geneva, Ill., Charles (Judy) O'Halloran of Wheaton, Patrice (Jack) Connelly of California and Sheila (Matthew) Bower of Wilmette; 32 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by his brother, John (Pat) O'Halloran of California; and sister, Patricia (Cliff) Mottram of Buffalo Grove. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. today, at Wm. H. Scott Funeral Home, 1100 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette. Memorials may be made to donor's favorite charity. For information, (847) 251-8200. 

Grace BeGole Orbesen of Lisle and Naperville
Private funeral services for Grace BeGole Orbesen, 89, will be held Saturday, at Community Baptist Church, Warrenville. Born Feb. 1, 1909, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Oct.11, 1998, at Meadowbrook Manor, Naperville.  Interment will be private. Mrs. Orbesen grew up in Chicago's Portage Park neighborhood and graduated from Carl Schurz High School.She attended Northwestern University in Evanston for one year and married her husband, Gordon, Aug. 29, 1931.  They lived in Chicago until 1944 when they moved to Toledo, Ohio.  After Gordon's retirement, they moved to Homestead, Fla.  Mrs. Orbesen came to Naperville seven years ago. Survivors include her daughter, Phyl Joan (Donald) Toth of Naperville; grandchildren, Sharon Lee (Bradley) Woodall of Louisville, Ky., Clay (Jeri) Orbesen of Sparta, Tenn., Chris (Mona) Orbesen of Chittenango, N.Y., Tim (Catherine) Toth of Warrenville, Cindy (Steve) Craig of De Kalb, Brian Toth of Naperville and Kyle (Lauren) Toth of Plainfield; 13 great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Joyce McClaran Orbesen of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon W. Orbesen, in 1991; son, Bradley G. Orbesen, in 1990; and parents, Alexander Elder and Edna (nee Barthel) BeGole. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mrs. Orbesen's name may be made to the Brad Orbesen Memorial Fund for Chapman Park, Town of Sullivan, Parks and Recreation Department, Chittenango, NY 13037. Arrangements were made by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, Naperville. For information, (630) 355-0213. 

Gerald B. `Jerry' Poppen of Elgin
Services for Gerald B. `Jerry' Poppen, 51, will be held at noon Thursday, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Elgin. The Rev. Roger Pollock will officiate. Born April 2, 1947, in Elgin, to Kenneth and Mabel (nee Wesemann) Poppen, he died Sunday, Oct.11, 1998, at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin. Burial with military honors will be held in Hampshire Center Cemetery. Mr. Poppen was a 1965 graduate of Hampshire High School and a 1969 graduate of Valparaiso University.He served in the Air Force from 1970 to 1974 and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans.He was currently employed as an acupuncturist in Baraboo, Wis. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen A. Hamilton, whom he married Nov. 24, 1991, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Elgin; daughter, Ann Poppen, currently attending the University of Illinois in Champaign; stepchildren, Lisa L. Peabody of Champaign, and Jason and Heather Mathias, both at home; parents, Ken and Mabel Poppen of Hampshire; and sister, Linda (Peter) Soble of Rock Island. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Fredrick Funeral Home, 284 Park St., Hampshire, and prior to services Thursday, at the church. Please omit flowers.  Memorial contributions may be directed to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Elgin, or to the family. For information, (847) 683-2711. 

Alice St. Romain of Palatine
Funeral services for Alice St. Romain (nee Smith), 90, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, Ltd., 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine. Born July 16, 1908, in Palatine, she died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at Hoffman Estates Medical Center. Mrs. St. Romain was a member of D.A.R., the First United Methodist Church of Palatine, Mary Circle and F.R.A. Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Moore St. Romain. She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Gertrude Smith; brothers, Gilbert, George and Harlow Smith; and sisters, Myra Fosket, Mildred Sanborn, Florence Parkhurst, Grace MacAfee and Kathryn Shermer. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Palatine. For information, (847) 358-7411. 

Donald V. Schaffer of Des Plaines 
Services and interment for Donald V. Schaffer, 70, formerly of Chicago, will be private. Born Sept. 26, 1928, in Chicago, Mr. Schaffer died Sunday, Oct.11, 1998, at Holy Family Hospital. He was a retired bus driver with the CTA with 34 years of service. Survivors include his wife, Margaret (nee Smith); children, Daniel (Eti), Edward (Marianne), Dennis, Mary (Paul) Korso, and Dawn and Patricia Schaffer; and seven grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home, 330 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg. Memorials may be made to the Chicago Lung Association, 1440 W. Washington, Chicago, IL 60607-1878. For information, (847) 882-5580. 

Richard J. `Dick' Sherman of Libertyville 
Services for Richard J. `Dick' Sherman, 65, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at Burnett Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Born March 27, 1933, in St. Paul, Minn., he passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.  Interment will follow the services, in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mr. Sherman was a graduate of Hirsch High School and later graduated from the University of Illinois.  He became a self-employed foodservice salesman for various Chicago purveyors. Mr. Sherman was also a veteran, having served in the Army during the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Claire Sherman of Libertyville; children, Karen (John) Eddy of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Michael Sherman of Waukegan; grandchildren, Dayna and Megan Eddy; sister, Denise (Ed) Rund of Aliso Viejo, Calif.; and brothers, Robert (Laurie) Sherman of Phoenix, Ariz.,Glenn (Ina) Sherman of Del Mar, Calif., George (Debbie) Sherman of Schaumburg and Daniel Sherman of Carlsbad, Calif. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanford and Irene Sherman. Friends of the family may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in his memory. For information, (847) 362-3009. 

Alice Mae Sherwood formerly of Glen Ellyn
Services for Alice Mae Sherwood, 62, most recently of Batavia, formerly of Chicago and Glen Ellyn, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the Evangelical Covenant Church of Batavia, 1314 N. Main St., Batavia. Born May 4, 1936, in Chicago, she died Sunday, Oct.11, 1998, at Delnor Community Hospital.   Interment will follow the services, in Wheaton Cemetery. A resident of the Holmstad in Batavia for 11 years, Miss Sherwood formerly resided in the North Park community in Chicago, where she was employed as a librarian at North Park College and was a member of North Park Covenant Church.  Later she lived in Glen Ellyn, where she was a member of Glen Ellyn Covenant Church.While in Batavia, she was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Batavia. Surviving are her sister, Marguerite (Siegfried) Kiegerl of Kansas; and numerous cousins and other relatives on her mother's side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Margie Mae (nee Thorne) Sherwood. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at Hultgren Funeral Home, 304 N. Main St., Wheaton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Covenant Harbor Bible Camp in Lake Geneva, Wis. For information, (630) 668-0027.

Herman A. Silldorf of Des Plaines
Memorial services for Herman A. Silldorf, 81, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at Christ Church, Henry Avenue and Cora Street, Des Plaines.  The Rev. Virginia Ericson will officiate. Born Oct. 15, 1916, in Chicago, he died Monday, Oct.12, 1998, at St. Matthew Lutheran Home. Mr. Silldorf had worked as a machinist for Rockwell International for more than 20 years. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Evelyn Silldorf (nee Swanson); son, Wayne (Eileen) Silldorf; grandchildren, Dale and Taryn Silldorf; and sister, Julia Baulac. Memorials may be made to Christ Church. Arrangements were made by Oehler Funeral Home, Des Plaines. For information, (847) 824-5155. 

Roy Tjepkema of Schaumburg 
Services for Roy Tjepkema, 72, will be held at 10 a.m.Wednesday, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 119 W. Wise Rd., Schaumburg.  He will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until the time ofservices. Born Jan.1, 1926, in Arpin, Wis., he died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at home. Burial will be in Cassville Cemetery, Cassville, Wis. Director of Research and Product Development for Beatrice Food Company in Chicago and Eckrich Meat Products in Fort Wayne, Ind., he was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Tjepkema (nee Wimer); daughters, Sandra (Tom) Mintner and Susan (Elden) Lambert; grandchild, Andrew Mintner; brothers, Jake (Marjorie) and Sidney (Margaret); and sisters, Ida (late Howard) Thoenig and Reta. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Richard and Clarence. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today, at Countryside Funeral Home, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd. (at Barrington Rd.), Streamwood/Schaumburg. For information, (630/847) 289-8054. 

MaryAnn Elizabeth Weiss of South Elgin 
Graveside services for MaryAnn Elizabeth Weiss (nee Oldham), 90, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, at Lakewood Memorial Park. Born Sept. 25, 1908, in Hamilton County, Ill., she died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at home. Mrs. Weiss retired in 1971 after working for 41 years as a dietician for Elgin Mental Health Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Clifton D. Weiss, whom she married in 1928 and who preceded her in 1967; loving mother of Gary Dean (Nadine) Weiss of Elgin, David Lee (Carol) Weiss of Huntley and John Michael (Barbara) Weiss of Cambria, Ill.; cherished grandmother of six; and great-grandmother of five. Memorials may be made to the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements were made by Wait Ross Allanson Funeral Chapel, Elgin. For information, (847) 742-2100. 

John F. Wolfe of Libertyville 
Services for John F. Wolfe, 83, will be held at 10 a.m.Wednesday, at Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave., Libertyville. Born Sept.16, 1915, in Chicago, he passed away Sunday, Oct.11, 1998, at Libertyville Manor.  Interment will follow the services, in Highland Memorial Park, Libertyville. A resident of Libertyville for the past 10 years, Mr. Wolfe was a graduate of De LaSalle High Schoolin Chicago.  He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, having served during World War II.Before his retirement, he had been a systems analyst in the Office of the Comptroller of the City of Chicago.Among his personal interests, hewas a member of the Lake County Senior Citizens. Surviving are his children, Nancy Baude of Strum, Wis., John R. Wolfe of Grayslake, Linda (Mike) Haynes of Dexter, N.M., Laura (Dave) Lauer of Osseo, Wis., Carol (Ava) Wolfe of Grayslake and James Wolfe of Grand Forks, N.D.; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. He is also survived by his sisters, Marcella O'Connor of Alliance, Neb., and Mary Bardeleben of Orland Park. He was preceded in death by his sister, Kitty; and brothers, Joe, Chuck, Leo and Rich. Friends of the family may call from 4 to 8 p.m.today, at the funeral home. For information, (847) 362-3009.


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