Miscellaneous Cook County, Illinois Obituaries

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Monday, July 5, 1999

Joan Culloden 
Homemaker

Joan M. Culloden (nee Fox), 66, a longtime resident of Chicago's Beverly community, died Friday at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.

A memorial mass will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Church, 102nd Street and Washtenaw Avenue in Chicago.

Burial is private.

Mrs. Culloden was born April 10, 1933, in Chicago. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Culloden; three daughters, Sue L. Burroughs of Tucson, Ariz., Salli Lizcano of Chicago and Karen Hoey of Chicago; a son, Ralph Culloden; two sisters, Bobbi Bockelman of Lincolnshire and Mariann Van Roo of California; and two grandchildren. 

Memorials to Mrs. Culloden's favorite charity, the Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization in Chicago, would be appreciated.

Arlene Donkel
Homemaker

Arlene T. Donkel (nee Thompson), 63, a longtime resident of Frankfort, died Saturday at Resthaven South Nursing Home in South Holland.

Funeral services and burial will be private.

Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today at Panozzo Brothers Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St., Chicago Heights. 

Mrs. Donkel was born July 28, 1935, in Chicago and was raised in the South Chicago community, where she graduated from Bowen High School. She also had lived on Chicago's Southwest Side before moving to Frankfort 25 years ago.

She is survived by her husband, Reginald Donkel; her mother, Ida Novak of Matteson; two sisters, Sandra Daniels of Crown Point, Ind., and Ann Marie Sokolovic of Springfield; and a brother, Peter Novak of Hammond.

Eugeniusz Kazecki
Supervisor

Eugeniusz Andrzej Kazecki, 41, a resident of Chicago's Clearing community, died Saturday at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn.

A funeral mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Symphorosa Church, 6135 Austin Ave., Chicago. Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Szykowny Funeral Home, 4901 Archer Ave., Chicago. 

Mr. Kazecki was a supervisor for Scully Jones Co. 

He is survived by his wife, Zdzislawa Kazecki; a son, Eugene Kazecki; a daughter, Sylvia Kazecki; two brothers, Antoni Kazecki and Stanley Kazecki; and a sister, Helen Okolita.

Frank Lewandowski
CTA technician

Frank Lewandowski, 46, a resident of Mokena, died Saturday at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Church, 19517 115th St., Mokena. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Mokena.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Vandenberg Funeral Home, 19604 Wolf Road, Mokena.

Mr. Lewandowski was born May 15, 1953, in Chicago. He was a technician for the Chicago Transit Authority for 10 years.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Hedwig's Church; and a member of the Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Ann Marie Lewandowski; a daughter Allison Lewandowski of Mokena; a son, Frankie Lewandowski of Mokena; two sisters, Alice Bochniak and Mary Kreczmer; and a brother, Dennis Zurawski.

Thursday, August 10, 2000

George M. Pesut
High school coach

George M. Pesut, 69, of San Jose, Calif., formerly of South Chicago, died July 22 of a heart attack in Boise, Idaho.

Services were held on July 26 in Idaho.

Mr. Pesut was born on July 7, 1931, in Chicago. He graduated from Bowen High School in 1949 and played football at Compton Junior College in California and the College of Idaho. He graduated from college and coached high school football until he was drafted into the Army. He also coached football teams while stationed in Germany.

After Mr. Pesut returned from the service to coach in Chicago, he received his master's degree in physical education and coached football for 30 years at a high school in California.

Mr. Pesut was a member of a Slavic Tamburitza band, the Tamburitza Association of America, the Elks Lodge and the Croatian Fraternal Union.

He is survived by his wife, Ruthe Pesut; two daughters, Sheila Vince and Michelle Otterness, both of California; a sister, Mary Toporis of Chicago; a brother, Rudy Pesut of Manteno; and five grandchildren.

Anthony S. Avorio
Retired bartender

Anthony S. Avorio, 79, of Chicago, formerly of Forest Park, died Tuesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Kieran Church, 195th and Halsted streets in Chicago Heights.

Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Tews Funeral Home, 18230 S. Dixie Highway, Homewood.

Mr. Avorio was born March 30, 1921, in Italy. He was retired from the Congress Hotel in Chicago, where he had worked as a bartender. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by a daughter, Dominique "Nickel" Wiegel of Phoenix, Ariz.; four sons, Mark Avorio of Chicago Heights, Gene Avorio of Crestwood, William Avorio of Tinley Park and Jerry Avorio of Elgin; two sisters, Josephine Bonfiglio of Chicago and Lydia Ellis of Texas; a brother, Tony Avorio of Chicago; and five grandchildren.

Please omit flowers.

Hannes 'Lee' Johnson
Retired plumber

Hannes "Lee" Johnson, 70, of South Holland, died Monday at South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Thornridge Funeral Home, 15801 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Dolton, with the Rev. John Lang of Redeemer Lutheran Church in South Holland officiating.

Burial will be private. 

Mr. Johnson was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Danforth, Ill. He was a plumber for 42 years, retiring in 1991.

Mr. Johnson was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of Local 130. He loved bowling and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

He is survived by three daughters, Shirley Lucia of Merrillville, Ind., Diana Kawa of Chicago and Mary Oviedo of South Holland; a son, James Johnson of Brownsburg, Ind.; two sisters, Lorene Evelsizer of Danforth, Ill., and Eileen Strasser of Evergreen Park; two brothers, Alfred Johnson of Chicago and Lowell Johnson of North Fort Meyers, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Genevieve McCambridge
School treasurer

Genevieve A. McCambridge, 97, of Crestwood, died Tuesday at home.

A funeral mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Incarnation Church in Palos Heights.

Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at John Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th St., Palos Heights.

Mrs. McCambridge worked as the treasurer at Tilden Tech High School in Chicago for 37 years and was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 1978. She also was the manager of the Waterford Apartments in Crestwood.

She is survived by three brothers, Jim McCambridge, John McCambridge and Ed McCambridge; two sisters, Helen Henderson and Ursula McCambridge; and many nieces and nephews.

Robert L. Mishka
Truck driver

Robert L. Mishka, 55, of Frankfort, died Monday at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday at St. George Church in Tinley Park. Burial is private.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Vandenberg Funeral Home, 17248 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park. 

Mr. Mishka was born Dec. 11, 1944 in Chicago. He was a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Mishka; a daughter, Robin Mishka; a son, Brian Mishka; four sisters, Dorothy Urbanski, Anna Bagardo, Rose Ciston and Shirley Miller; two brothers, Frank Mishka and Richard Mishka; and two grandsons.

Pleas omit flowers.

Edward Muehlenbein
Retired railroad executive

Edward M. Muehlenbein, 72, of Crete, died Monday at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Smits Funeral Home, Steger Memorial Chapel in Steger, with the Rev. Richard Young of Crete United Methodist Church officiating.

Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mr. Muehlenbein was born May 15, 1928 in Dale, Ill. He was a retired general superintendent for the former Illinois Central Railroad, currently Metra, having been employed for 47 years. He was a mentor and committee chairman of Troop 100 of the Boy Scouts of America. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and served from 1952 to 1953.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly Muehlenbein; a daughter, Patricia Muehlenbein of Crete; a son, Michael Muehlenbein of New Haven, Conn.; three sisters, Imogene Goldsmith of Madisonville, Ky., Bernice Allen of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Bonnie Nelson of McLeansboro, Ill.; two brothers, Donald Muehlenbein of Claremont, Ill., and Bobbie Muehlenbein of Enfield, Ill.

Frank W. Rennhak
Retired foreman

Frank W. Rennhak, 92, of Hazel Crest, formerly of Chicago, died Tuesday at Lemont Center Nursing Home in Lemont.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Christopher Church, 147th Street and Keeler Avenue in Midlothian.

Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Hickey Memorial Chapel, 4701 W. 147th St., Midlothian.

Mr. Rennhak was born Oct. 1, 1907 in Chicago. He was a retired foreman for Dry Storage in Des Plaines.

He is survived by a daughter, Renee Panico of Oak Forest; a granddaughter, Michele Wuertz of Barrington; and two great-grandchildren.

George J. Scott
Retired joiner

George J. Scott, 64, of Blue Island, died Tuesday at the McAllister Nursing Home in Tinley Park.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Church, 11533 S. Prairie Ave., Chicago. 

Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St., Chicago Heights.

Mr. Scott was born April 15, 1936, in Chicago. He attended Mendel Catholic High School and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired in 1981 from the Pullman Standard car company of Chicago, where he was employed as a joiner for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife, Marilouise Scott, and a son, Robert Scott of Blue Island.


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