Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries - 2000


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Tuesday, July 4, 2000

Mildred Chenoweth
Former driver

Mildred "Frenchie" Chenoweth (nee Watier), 75, of Chicago Heights, died from an extended illness Sunday evening at a local nursing home. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th Street, in Chicago Heights.

Visitation will also be at Panozzo on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. 

Mrs. Chenoweth was born February 12, 1925. She graduated from Bloom Township High School in 1945 and later worked as a courtesy driver for Jack Brown Buick in Chicago Heights.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years; her sister, Beatrice Watier of Denver; her son, Alan P. Chenoweth; and her daughter-in-law, Susan Beechy of Manhattan, who was also her caregiver. 

Richard K. Connor
Retired machinist

Richard K. Connor, 83, of Glenwood, died Monday at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest. 

A funeral service will be said at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hirsch Funeral Homes, Lincoln Highway and Otto Boulevard, in Chicago Heights.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 to 9 p.m. at Hirsch.

Mr. Connor was born October 29, 1916 in Momence. He retired as a machinist with Certain-Teed Products in Chicago Heights.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Barbara (Brian) Hutson of Lockport and Jeanette McGurr of Savanah; two sons, Kenneth (Linda) Connor of Chicago Heights and Richard (Marcia) Connor of Long Beach, California; eleven grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.

Mary L. Giaima

Mary L. Giaima, 87, of Calumet City, died Saturday at St. Margaret North Campus in Hammond after a brief illness.

A funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony Church, 11533 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 300 E. 115th St., Chicago. 

Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth. 

After raising her three children, Mrs. Giaimo went to work as a line inspector for the Pullman Corp. making ammunition shells to aid the nation's war effort during World War II. She later continued her career as a secretary for the Maryland Casualty Insurance Corp. located in Chicago's Loop. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Anthony Church, where she was a member of the St. Anthony Women's Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Wagner of Gilbert, Ariz.; a son, John Giaimo of Calumet City; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

James M. Logan

James M. Logan, 52, of Markham, died Sunday at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest.

A funeral service will be said Thursday at Tews Funeral Home, 18230 Dixie Hwy., in Homewood. 

Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Tews. 

Mr. Logan was born November 18, 1947 in Clarksville, Tennessee. He worked as a butcher at A&P and Dominick's. 

He is survived by three brothers, Richard Logan of Evansville, Indiana, William Logan of Clarksville, and Phillip (Barbara) Logan of Frankfort; and two sisters, Gayle Kucaba of Worth, and Ann (Jerry) Marse of Henderson, Nevada.

Rachelle C. Milner
Lockport resident

Rachelle C. "Shell" Milner (nee Phillips), 49, of Lockport, died Sunday at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at the O'Neil Funeral Home, 1105 E. Ninth St. in Lockport on Thursday at 10 a.m. 

Visitation will held at O'Neil on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Mrs. Milner is survived by her husband; her mother, Audra (Keller) Amann; three brothers, Sid (Diane) Phillips of Reddick, Gene Phillips of Wisconsin, and Brad (Sandy) Phillips of Arizona; two sisters, Molly Ludbried of Arizona, Martha Amann of Ohio; one step-brother, Joe Amann; two daughters, Lisa (Jeff) Loeschen of Lockport and Dawn Milner of Lockport; and a grandson.

John Pinto Sr.
Retired foreman

John Pinto Sr., 72, of Beverly Hills, Fla., and formerly of Chicago's Clearing community, died Friday at a nursing home in Lecanto, Fla.

A funeral mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Rene Goupil Church, 6949 W. 63rd Place in Chicago.

Burial will be at Resurrection Garden Mausoleum in Justice.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Ridge Funeral Home, 6620 W. Archer Ave. in Chicago. 

Mr. Pinto was born on Aug. 3, 1927 in Chicago. He lived in Clearing for 32 years before moving to Florida 15 years ago. He was an Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He was also a foreman at Commonwealth Edison, where he retired after 35 years of service.

He is survived by two brothers, Harold Pinto and Nick Pinto; a son, John Pinto Jr.; and three daughters, Darlene Farinella, Janice Pinto and Annette Margini. 

Elaine E. Kysiak

Elaine E. Kysiak, 83, of Tinley Park, died last Wednesday at Century Village Nursing Home in Bridgeview.

Funeral services were held last Friday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Blue Island.

She was buried at First Evangelical Luther Cemetery in Alsip.

Mrs. Kysiak was born November 5, 1916. She was a lifelong resident of the South Suburbs, having lived in Blue Island, Calumet Park and Harvey. 

She is survived by one son, Circhard (Melody) Kysiak of Wisconsin; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Bernard Miller

Bernard Miller, 94, formerly of Chicago, died of heart failure on June 27 in Minot, North Dakota. 

Funeral services will held 10 a.m. Saturday at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd Street in Oak Lawn. 

Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Blake-Lamb.

Mr. Miller was born Jan. 5, 1906 in Chicago. He was self-employed as a small appliance repairman and a real estate investor. 

He is survived by three sons, Gene Miller of Minot, Gary Miller of Seattle and Lee Miller of Plainfield; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.

Robert V. Probus
Retired construction worker

Robert V. Probus, 75, of Sauk Village, died Friday at St. James Hospital Vitas Hospice in Chicago Heights.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Smits Funeral Homes' Steger Memorial Chapel, 3045 Chicago Road, Steger. The Rev. Joseph Evans will officiate.

Burial will be at Skyline Memorial Park in Monee.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Probus was born on Oct. 26, 1924 in East Chicago, Ind. He was a construction worker, a member of the Laborers International Union of North America and the Sauk Village Fire Department from 1959 to 1966.

He is survived by a son, Raymond Probus of Nevada; five daughters, Patricia Probus of Chicaho Heights, Rose Farmer of Matteson, and Kathy Probus, Sandy Saucedo and Carol Pendleton, all of Sauk Village; two sisters, Arlene Pikna and Shirley Jones, both of Indiana; two brothers, Phillip Probus of Indiana and Kenneth Probus of Kansas; and 14 grandchildren.

Nell Tuitman

Nell Tuitman, 95, of Lockport, died Saturday at her Lockport home.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave., Orland Park.

Burial will be at Chapel Hills Gardens South in Oak Lawn.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Colonial Chapel.

Mrs. Tuitman was a homemaker. She was born in the Netherlands and lived at the Holland Home in South Holland before moving to Lockport last year. She had lived in Evergreen Park for several years before moving to South Holland. 

She is survived by her daughter, Ruth Togtman; two sons, Richard and Thomas; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

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