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Thursday, April 5, 2001

Dorothy Brown Hansen
Medical transcriptionist

Dorothy Brown Hansen, 78, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Dolton, Riverdale and Harvey, died Feb. 23 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Hansen was born on May 18, 1922, in Chicago. She lived in the southern suburbs before moving to Seattle and Lakeland. She was a medical transcriptionist.

Mrs. Hansen is survived by her son, Chuck Hansen; four daughters, Margaret Greentree, Karen Hansen, Suzzanne Hansen and Laura Hansen; and two grandchildren.

Donald F. Hochorowski
Brighton Park resident

Donald F. Hochorowski, 63, of Chicago's Brighton Park community, died Tuesday in Oak Lawn.

A funeral mass will be said at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Gerald Church, 9349 Central Ave., Oak Lawn.

Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Wolniak Funeral Home, 5700 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago.

Mr. Hochorowski lived in the Brighton Park community for 60 years.

Mr. Hochorowski is survived by a daughter, Patricia; this mother, Josephine; and many cousins and friends.

Juliet M. Pintler Nelsen
Homemaker

Juliet M. Pintler Nelsen, 98, of Midlothian, formerly of Chicago's Roseland community, died Tuesday at Crestwood Care Center.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Hickey Memorial Chapel, 4201 W. 147th St., Midlothian.

Burial will be at Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton.

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

Mrs. Nelsen was born on May 31, 1902, in Kloman, Mich. She was a homemaker and a member of Lady Trainmen for 70 years. Mrs. Nelsen also was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church. During World War II, Mrs. Nelsen was a riveter.

Mrs. Nelsen is survived by a daughter, Joan Greenberg; a son-in-law, Harold Kuehn; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Cecilia Suhrbier
Homemaker

Cecilia Suhrbier, 79, of Chicago Heights, died Tuesday at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Agnes Church, 1601 Chicago Road, Chicago Heights.

Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood.

Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St., Chicago Heights.

Mrs. Suhrbier was born on Feb. 23, 1922, in Chicago Heights. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Agnes Church.

Mrs. Suhrbier is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Jadernak; two sons, Leonard Suhrbier and Lawrence Suhrbier; a sister, Virginia Waldschmidt; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Dorothy Cap Wontorski
Waitress

Dorothy Cap Wontorski, 72, of Hegewisch, died Tuesday at her home.

A funeral mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Florian Church, 13145 S. Houston Ave., Chicago.

Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Calumet City.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday at Sadowski Funeral Home, 13300 S. Houston Ave., Chicago.

Mrs. Wontorski was born on Dec. 3, 1928, in Chicago. She was a waitress.

Mrs. Wontorski is survived by a daughter, Emma Efantis; two sons, Donald Wontorski and Anthony Wontorski; a sister, Lucille Bergstrom; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Alan R. Yurcisin
Salesman

Alan R. Yurcisin, 52, of Tinley Park, died Monday at Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights.

A funeral service was held Thursday at Colonial Chapel in Orland Park. Burial was at Bethania Cemetery in Justice.

Mr. Yurcisin was born on July 28, 1948, in Chicago. He was a salesman for many years at Polk Brothers and recently worked at the Chicago Tribune. 

Mr. Yurcisin is survived by a daughter Michelle Ann Yurcisin; a son, Mark Alan Yurcisin; two brothers, Andrew and Wayne Yurcisin; a sister, Lu Ann Keane; a granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Saturday, June 9, 2001

Ann DeYoung
Clerical worker

Ann DeYoung (nee McMillan), 91, of Glenwood, and formerly of Chicago's Beverly neighborhood, died Thursday at the Resthaven Central Nursing Home in Palos Heights.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Tews Funeral Home, 18230 S. Dixie Highway, Homewood.

Burial will be at Homewood Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. DeYoung was born May 25, 1910, in Newcastle, England.

She had been a clerical worker for Family Services Bureau, formerly the Community Chest. She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Beverly.

She is survived by her son, Jay of Monee; her daughter, Joyce Croarkin of Glenwood; two grandsons, Joseph and Randy DeYoung; and five great-grandchildren.

Frank W. Fleischer
World War II veteran

Frank W. Fleischer, 79, of Burbank, formerly of Chicago's Scottsdale neighborhood, died Thursday at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.

A funeral mass will be said at 11:15 a.m. Monday at St. Julie Billiart Church in Tinley Park.

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Lawn Funeral Home, 7732 W. 159th St., Orland Park.

Mr. Fleischer was born Jan. 19, 1922, in Chicago.

He graduated from Tilden Tech in 1942 and served in World War II. He enjoyed playing baseball and was an avid fan of the sport. He also coached Little League.

He is survived by one daughter, Irene Miska of Tinley Park; three sons, Frank of Mokena, Steven of Burbank and William of Palos Hills; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Therese Gunnell of Chicago Ridge.

James Clinton Hawn
World War II veteran

James Clinton Hawn, 78, of Blue Island, died Monday at St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island.

A funeral was held Thursday.

Burial was at Beverly Cemetery in Worth Township.

Mr. Hawn was born Feb. 4, 1923, in Blue Island.

He was in the Army during World War II, and he worked as a laborer in a refining company.

He is survived by three children, Richard of Oregon, Thomas of Blue Island, and Teryl of Alsip; and nine grandchildren.

The Hallinan Funeral Home in Blue Island handled the arrangements.

Carolyn A. Jud
Retired from General American

Carolyn A. Jud (nee Nemeth), 88, of Chicago Ridge, formerly of Chicago's Ashburn neighborhood, died Thursday.

A funeral mass will be said at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of the Ridge Church, 10811 S. Ridgeland Ave., Chicago Ridge.

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

Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home in Oak Lawn.

Mrs. Jud was born April 9, 1913, in Chicago. She was retired from General American and also had worked for Union Carbide. She lived in Chicago Ridge for 26 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Carol Heidegger of Chicago Ridge; her brother, Joseph Nemeth of Chicago; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

The family asks that masses be said in her memory.

Ann Margaret Kevilus
Homemaker

Ann Margaret Kevilus (nee Erickson), 76, of Frankfort, formerly of Chicago, died Thursday at Silver Cross Medical Center in Joliet.

The funeral and burial will be private.

Mrs. Kevilus was born June 23, 1924, in Chicago. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sons, Frank of Park Forest and Ken of Frankfort; and three grandchildren.

Norma June Kubiak
Retired nurse

Norma June Kubiak (nee Berry), 79, of Chicago Heights, formerly of Chicago's Roseland neighborhood, died Thursday at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hirsch Funeral Homes Memorial Chapel, 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue, Tinley Park.

Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Worth.

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

Mrs. Kubiak was born June 28, 1922, in Burlington, Iowa. She was retired after working 20 years as a registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Blue Island. She was an avid bingo and card player. She had lived in Chicago Heights since 1982.

She is survived by two daughters, Patricia Pepper of Hickory Hills and Jodi Kubiak of Peotone; three sons, William of Mokena, Raymond of Virginia and James of Oak Forest; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Children's Memorial Hospital, 707 W. Fullerton, Chicago, IL 60614.

Joseph Ignatius Kysiak
Former Blue Island resident

Joseph Ignatius Kysiak, 78, of North Dallas, Texas, formerly of Blue Island, died May 25 in Dallas.

A funeral mass was said Monday, and burial was in Dallas.

Mr. Kysiak was born July 3, 1922, in Blue Island.

He was one of 12 children. He served as an Army sergeant in World War II, was an active parishioner at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and was named "Holy Name Father of the Year" in 1967.

After moving to North Dallas, he was an usher and active parishioner at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church.

Mr. Kysiak retired from Texas Instruments after working there for 27 years.

He had a love of dance and music, and he was a chair member of The Parks Department for Farmers Branch & Dallas. He was an athletic man who mastered every sport he tried, his family said.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carolyn; 11 children, Jimmy, Paul, Phil, Camille, Joseph, Patti, Theresa, Petey, Ruth, Rosemary and Myra; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Ervin of Blue Island; and two sisters, Jean Pajak and Rose Kysiak, both of Blue Island.

Corinne C. Leyden
Lemont resident

Corinne C. Leyden (nee Allen), 89, of Lemont, formerly of Chicago, died Friday at the Mother Theresa Retirement Center in Lemont.

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the retirement center, 1270 Franciscan Drive, Lemont.

Burial will be Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hills Funeral Home in Palos Hills.

Mrs. Leyden was born June 24, 1911, in Chicago. She worked for the Chicago Board of Education.

She is survived by her sister, Betty Riley of Oak Forest.

Memorials may be made to Together We Cop?, 17010 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, IL 60477.

John Ward
Former Midlothian police chief

John Ward, 77, of Orland Park, formerly of Midlothian, died Wednesday at his home.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Orland Park United Methodist Church, 9955 W. 144th St., Orland Park.

Mr. Ward was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Harvey. He was police chief of the Midlothian police department in the 1970s, and he belonged to the South Suburban Chiefs of Police.

"Jack Ward was a hard-nosed cop who demanded great discipline of his department. But he was the absolute epitome of understanding when it came to dealing with the residents," Midlothian Mayor Tom Murawski said Friday.

Mr. Ward is survived by two daughters, Kolmar School Principal Sandra Ward of Orland Park and Judy Ward of Peoria; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Jan Wojtaszek
Poland native

Jan Wojtaszek, 74, of Chicago's Garfield Ridge neighborhood, formerly of Poland, died Thursday at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago.

A funeral mass will be said at 10 a.m. today at St. Bruno Church in Chicago.

Burial will be at Resurrection Cemetery in Justice.

Visitation will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. today at Zarzycki Manor Chapels, 5088 S. Archer Ave., Chicago.

Mr. Wojtaszek was born in Poland, and he also lived in Detroit. He was retired from his job as an assembler for Chrysler in Detroit.

He is survived by two brothers, Jozek of Chicago and Stanislaw of Poland; one sister, Anna Silon of Poland; and many nieces and nephews here and in Poland.


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