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DONALD J. "JEFF" STOGSDILL, 36, DeKalb, died Aug. 6, 2001, at his home. He was born Sept. 25, 1964, in Sycamore, to Donald J. and Michelle (McMenamin) Stogsdill. He was a member of the DeKalb Veterans Club. Survivors include his parents, of Sycamore; 1 brother, Christopher Stogsdill, DeKalb; paternal grandmother, Zelda Chamberlain, Lynwood, WA; paternal grandfather, Donald Stogsdill, Valley Station, KY; 1 niece; several aunts, uncles, cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Michael and Ruby McMena-min. Arrangements by Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, Sycamore. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of North Central Illinois, 626 Bethany Road, DeKalb.

RITA V. ALTPETER, 74, Maple Park, died Aug. 5, 2001, at her home. She was born July 25, 1927, in Chicago, to C.W. (Clarence) and Helen E. (Behnke) Peterson. She married Michael Altpeter, April 23, 1949, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, St. Charles. She attended St. Charles schools. She became an active member of the "Legion Wives" of the Maple Park American Legion Post 312. Survivors include her husband, of Maple Park; 2 children, Steve Altpeter, Maple Park, and Martha (Steve) Maxstadt, Sycamore; 2 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lauretta Holtz, Geneva, and Dorothy Linden, Elburn; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents. Arrangements by Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, where a memorial is established for DeKalb County Hospice. Mass will be conducted Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, 10:30 a.m., at the Church of St. Mary, Maple Park. Visitation is Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, 4-8 p.m., at Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, with a wake service at 7:30 p.m., and again Wednesday, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., at the church. Interment will be in S.S. peter and Paul Cemetery, Virgil.

GENEVIEVE C. KNUDTSON, 89, DeKalb, formerly of rural Waterman, died Aug. 5, 2001, at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center, DeKalb. She was born Nov. 19, 1911, in Marion, WI, to Erwin and Stella (Gerbig) Cochran. She married Kenneth O. Knudtson, Aug. 16, 1933, in DeKalb. She graduated from Shawano High School in Wisconsin, and attended Northern Illinois State Teachers Colleges for two years. She taught at the McGirr County School and Shabbona Elementary School. She and her husband farmed in the Waterman area most of their married life, at one time growing tomatoes and carrots for Campbell Scouts, and later managing a 500-tree apple orchard. She wrote short stories and articles about timely issues. Her hobbies were sewing, quilting and embroidery. She was a member of the Waterman United Methodist Church where she was active in the Church Circle and United Methodist Women's group. She was a former Girl Scout leader and a member of the Waterman Woman's Club. Survivors include 3 daughters, Sharon L. (Preston) Woods, Sycamore, Jeanne (Donald) Tyne, Waterman, and Katherine (J. Walter) Woods, Hollandale, WI; 1 son, Richard (Beverly) Knudtson, Cross Plains, WI; 18 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband in 1996; 1 daughter, Derrilyn Knudtson Lippe; 1 great-granddaughter, Anna Elise Woods; 1 brother in infancy. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, where a memorial is established. Funeral service will be Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, 2 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:30-2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb.

NAOMI A. KOSKI, 85, DeKalb, died Aug. 4, 2001, at Oak Crest-DeKalb Area Retirement Center, DeKalb. She was born April 14, 1916, in Hancock County, to F. Leslie and L. Alice (Kaiser) Larson. She married Neilo A. Koski, July 3, 1976, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, DeKalb. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a B.S. in education, and did post-graduate work at Northern Illinois University and the University of Wisconsin. For 35 years she taught home economics in Rochelle, Ashton, Altona and Colchester schools. She was a former member of the DeKalb Women's Club and past president of the Rochelle Women's Club. Survivors include her husband; 1 sister, Eve L. (Glenn) Winter; Neilo's children, William, John and Philip Koski, and Jane McCulley; 6 grandchildren; 6 nieces; 1 nephew; several grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; 1 sister, Mildred Ferry. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, where a memorial is established. Burial is in Colchester Cemetery, Colchester.

ANN HOLROYD MAGNUSON HOELZER, 70, Fairfax, VA, died Aug. 4, 2001, in Fairfax, after a long battle with cancer. She was born April 17, 1931, in Sycamore, to Harry and Ruth (Austin) Holroyd. She married Ellis Magnuson, March 26, 1950. They parted in 1984 when he pursued a career overseas. She married Clyde Hoelzer in 1989. Besides being a homemaker, she managed dental practices in Illinois and Virginia. She was an avid gardener and rader, and pursued a lifeling interest in spiritual matters. She also enjoyed corresponding with family and numerous friends around the country. Survivors include her husband, of Fairfax; 2 daughters, Lynn (Dave) Geiser, Oakwood Hills, and Sandra (Don) Garvais, Crystal Lake; 3 sons, Steven (James Fleming) Magnuson, New York City and Kinderhook, NY, Mark (Michelle) Magnuson, Raleigh, NC, and Todd Eric (Anna) Magnuson, Seattle, WA; 2 sisters, Mary Puckett, Rockford, and Jean Gislason, Marion, IA; 1 brother, Robert Holroyd, Racine, WI; 6 grandchildren. Arrangements by Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, Sycamore. Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, noon, at Salem Lutheran Church, Sycamore. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, 4-7 p.m., Butala Funeral Home. Burial will be in Genoa Cemetery, Genoa. Memorials may be made to The Northern Virginia Hospice, 9300 Lee Hwy., Fairfax, VA 22031, or DeKalb County Youth Services, c/o Prevent Child Abuse America, P.O. Box 94283, Chicago, IL 60690-9950.

DONALD N. FLAVIN, 72, Sycamore, died Aug. 2, 2001, at Kindred Care Hospital, Sycamore. He was born Sept. 20, 1928, in Chicago, to Edwin F. and Alice (Mc-Kiernan) Flavin. He married Martha Maki, March 30, 1951, in Fort Bliss, TX. He started his career in 1954, as a wrestling coach at DeKalb High School, and continued coaching until 1968, when his team won the Illinois State Championship. Following 1968, he was employed by Northern Illinois University as wrestling coach. He also taught physical education and Psychology of Coaching. After his retirement from NIU in 1986, he remained active assisting the NIU wrestling program. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, DeKalb; Knights of Columbus DeKalb Council 717; and a veteran of the Korean War, where he received the Bronze Star. He was a member of the NIU Athletic Hall of Fame, State of Illinois Wrestling Hall of Fame and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He enjoyed wrestling, golfing and fishing. Survivors include his wife, of Sycamore; 6 children, Kevin (Kay) Flavin, DeKalb, Kathy (Lynn) Poliska, Rochelle, Marianne Flavin, St. Petersburg, FL, David Flavin, Rochelle, Karen Flavin, Cortland, and Matt (Amy) Flavin, Davis Junction; 10 grandchildren; 1 brother, Edwin F. (Ericka) Flavin, Midlothian; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and 2 sons, Michael and Daniel. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, where a memorial is established. Burial is in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeKalb.

KENNETH EUGENE COLLINS, 70, Plano, died July 31, 2001, at his home. He was born July 4, 1931, in Chicago, to Ike and Nellie (Lynch) Collins. He married Mary A. Lo Priore, Jan. 29, 1955. He was employed for over 30 years by the Caterpillar Corporation until his retirement in March, 1986. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War from January 1951-January 1955. He was an active member of the Plano American Legion Post 395. Survivors include, his wife, of Plano; 6 children, Susanne (Mark) Helgren, Sandwich, Joanne (Bill) Schnabel, Norway, Keith (Leigh) Collins, Grottoes, VA, Kelly (Patti) Collins, Somo-nauk, Linda (Ronnie) Smith, Farmington, KY, Micki Collins and Ray Espinoza, Plano; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; 1 brother, Ralph Collins. Arrangements by Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, Plano. Interment is in Little Rock Township Cemetery, Plano.

EDESSA MAE STOREY, 94, Kaneohe, HI, formerly of Shabbona, died July 30, 2001, at Pohai Nani Care Center, Kaneohe. She was born Jan. 27, 1907, in Libertyville, to Charles and Lela (Herrick) Herrington. She married Volney E. Storey, Oct. 28, 1932, in Ann Arbor, MI. She attended the Shabbona United Church of Christ, was a member of the Pokonokah Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star in Shabbona for more than 50 years, and was retired from Shabbona Grade School, where she taught for many years. Survivors include 1 daughter, Nancy J. Storey, Honolulu, HI; 2 sons, Donald E. (Judi) Storey, Bluffton, SC, and Robert A. (Susan) Storey, Las Vegas, NV; 3 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband on June 24, 1987; 1 brother, Herrick. Arrangements by Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona. Funeral services will be Aug. 11, 2001, 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home. Visitation will be Aug. 11, 2001, 9-10:15 a.m., with an Eastern Star service at 10:15 a.m. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Shabbona. Memorials may be made to the Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc., 5097 N. Elston Ave., Suite 100, Chicago, IL 60630-2460.

EDWARD ROSS McMENAMIN, 71, Sycamore, died July 30, 2001, in his home. He was born Feb. 7, 1930, in DeKalb, to John and Sarah (Coyne) McMenamin. He married Ruth Ewing Clark, Nov. 22, 1971, in Sycamore. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was stationed all over the world and dedicated 27 years of service to the U.S. Navy. He was a chief petty officer aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. He attended St. Mary's School in DeKalb, McMurray School and DeKalb High School. He was a member of the Church of St. Mary's in Sycamore, the Sycamore VFW, the American Legion, the Fleet Reserve and the Classics Club at Resource Bank. He volunteered many hours at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. Survivors include his wife, of Sycamore; 3 step-sons, Ross (Diane) Clark, Elgin, Rodney (Annamarie) Clark Jr., Omaha, NE, and Ralph (Kimberly) Clark McMenamin, Beebe, AR; 3 step-grandchildren; 1 sister, Sally (Bob) Peterson, Maple Park; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; 1 brother, John P. "Mick" McMenamin. Arrangements by Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, Sycamore, where a memorial is established for the DeKalb County Hospice.

JAMES JOSEPH LARSON, 66, Macomb, died July 30, 2001, at his home. He was born April 7, 1935, in Sandwich, to Elmer and Minnie (Peterson) Larson. He married Marlene Rae Haagensen, June 12, 1955, at his parents' home in Hinckley. He was employed by the R.K. Dixon Company as a sales representative. He was a lifelong lover or railroads and steam locomotives. He was the first fire chief of the Emmet Chalmers Fire Protection District. He was a trustee of Emmet Township and a member of the Meadowbrook Home Owner's Association Board. Survivors include his wife, of Macomb; 2 children, Jayme (Stanley) Larson-Budd and Angela (Terry) Larson-Pilger, both Macomb; 2 grandsons. He was predeceased by his parents; 1 brother, Stirling Larson. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Hinckley. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley. Memorials may be made to the Emmet Chalmers Fire Protection District or to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

EDWARD ROSS MCMENAMIN, 71, Sycamore, died July 30, 2001, in his home. He was born Feb. 7, 1930, in DeKalb, to John and Sarah (Coyne) McMenamin. He married Ruth Ewing Clark, Nov. 22, 1971, in Sycamore. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He was stationed all over the world and dedicated 27 years of service to the U.S. Navy. He was a chief petty officer aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. He attended St. Mary's School in DeKalb, McMurray School and DeKalb High School. He was a member of the Church of St. Mary's in Sycamore, the Sycamore VFW, the American Legion, the Fleet Reserve and the Classics Club at Resource Bank. He volunteered many hours at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. Survivors include his wife, of Sycamore; 3 step-sons, Ross (Diane) Clark, Elgin, Rodney (Annamarie) Clark Jr., Omaha, NE, and Ralph (Kimberly) Clark McMenamin, Beebe, AR; 3 step-grandchildren; 1 sister, Sally (Bob) Peterson, Maple Park; numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; 1 brother, John P. "Mick" McMenamin. Arrangements by Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, Sycamore, where a memorial is established for the DeKalb County Hospice.

DONALD C. HALE, 73, Detroit, MI, formerly of Sycamore, died July 21, 2001, at Sinai Grace Hospital. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Odey G. Hale. He completed his formal education in Sycamore, excelling in track and field, football and basketball. He began his collegiate studies at Northern Illinois University and went on to achieve a master's and specialist degree in education from Eastern Michigan University. During the '50s while teaching at Ferndale High School, he also taught Adult Education, twice a week for 20 years, being awarded a certificate of excellence for the teaching of adults by the Michigan Board of Education. His many other accomplishments include director of the Apollo Project at Ferris State University in Michigan. He also served as director of the Youth Education Program at MaryGrove College. After retiring from 45 years as an educator, he worked for the University of Michigan as a Life Education Advisor and coordinated programs for both UAW and Ford Motor Company. He was a member of the Israel of God Church for 73 years and also the president of the Educational Workshop. Survivors include, his wife, Geraldine; 1 daughter, Gladys Scott; 1 brother, Richard Hale; 1 sister, Florence E. Ross; 2 grandchildren. 

ALAN E. GARBBERT, 70, Sycamore, died Oct. 14, 2001, in the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Emergency Room, DeKalb, as the result of a car accident. He was born March 8, 1931, in DeKalb, to Edward and Bertha Mae (Rich) Garbbert. He married Rosella Moline on Aug. 28, 1956, in St. Louis, MO. He worked for Anaconda Wire and Cable for 28 years, then for Tyrrell Well Drilling for 20 years. Most recently, he was a maintenance man for Just Parts in Cortland. He lived in Sycamore most of his life. He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Sycamore. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Survivors include his wife, of Sycamore; 2 daughters, Marlla (Michael) Hayward, DeKalb, and Dawn (Edward) Crawford, Creston; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Ruth Anne McNew, Genoa, and Helen (Harry) Bright, California. He was predeceased by his parents; 1 son, Alan. Funeral service will be Thursday, Oct. 18, 2001, 10 a.m., in Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, DeKalb. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, 5-8 p.m., in the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established later.

HENRY O. "HANK" PRESTEGAARD, 80, Lee, died Oct. 13, 2001, at home. He was born March 19, 1921, in Rochelle, to Henry and Fay (Flint) Prestegaard. He attended Lee and Shabbona schools, and Luther College, Decorah, IA. He married Mary Ellen Jones on July 15, 1943, in Sherman, TX. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army in both France and Belgium. He was owner/operator of Prestegaard Oil Company and Lee Oil Products, a bulk oil business in Lee. He was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lee, and a 55-year member of the Lee American Legion Post No. 1253, serving 33 years as post adjutant. Survivors include his wife, of Lee; 3 sons, Douglas (Sharon) Prestegaard, Huntsville, AL, Henry (Ann) Prestegaard, Steward, and Eric (Luanne) Prestegaard, Apple Valley, MN; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents. Arrangements by Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona, where memorials are established for the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lee, and the DeKalb County Hospice. Burial is in First Lutheran Cemetery, Lee.

JERRY L. WEAVER, 62, Sycamore, died Oct. 12, 2001, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. He was born Oct. 1, 1939, in Malta, to Cleon and Myrtle Weaver. He had served in the U.S. Army, and was a retired painter. Survivors include 1 brother, Robert (Liz) Weaver, Phoenix, AZ; 2 sisters, Rexene (Jack) Worden, Las Vegas, NV, and Joan (Tony) Protano, DeKalb; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; 2 brothers, Don and Calvin Weaver; 2 sisters, Jessie Freeman and Marie McMillen. Arrangements by Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home, Sycamore, where a memorial is established. A private family memorial service will be conducted at a later date.

ROBERT L. PARKS, 80, Cortland, died Oct. 11, 2001, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. He was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Sandwich, to Shelby H. and Dorothy (Lynds) Parks. He married Bernadine M. McGarry on March 9, 1946, in Great Lakes. He farmed for 15 years, and was employed at Northern Illinois University at the Heating Plant, where he was assistant chief engineer, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Cortland United Methodist Church and served on the Cortland Town Board for six years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Marine Corps. He participated in three landings, New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa, where he was wounded, receiving the Purple Heart. He enjoyed horses, woodworking and golfing. Survivors include his wife, of Cortland; 3 sons, Stewart (Kay) Parks, Cortland, Larry Parks, DeKalb, and Bryan (Brenda) Parks, Schoolcraft, MI; 2 daughters, Diana (Benjamin) Forbes, Hopkinton, MA, and Robin (Elwyn) Fisch, Milledgeville; 8 grandchildren; 1 brother, Harold (Dorothy) Parks, Leland; 1 sister, Doris Tate, Sun City, AZ; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Helen Johnson. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, where a memorial is established. Interment of ashes will be at Mound Rest Cemetery, Cortland, at a later date.

RICHARD A. UNDESSER SR., 70, Bristol, died Oct. 8, 2001. He was born Dec. 7, 1930, in Aurora, to John and Rose (Ruzicka) Undesser. He married Henrietta "Sis" Augsburg on Feb. 3, 1951, at St. Therese's Catholic Church in Aurora. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Yorkville, where he served many years as an usher and was a founding member of its Men's Club. He farmed his entire life and was the owner and operator of the family business, Udesser's Turkey Farm in Bristol. He was a longtime member of the Kendall County Farm Bureau. For more than 40 years, he was an avid Monday night bowler. He bowled on many teams in Kane and Kendall county. He was, for three months of the year for the past 20 years, a social director at the Florida Keys K.O.A. Campground. Survivors include his wife, of Bristol; 3 children, Richard A. (Ann) Undesser Jr., Bristol, Mary (Burce) Momsen, Boulder City, NV, and John F. Undesser and his fiancee, Cindy Ingram, Bristol; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; 2 brothers, Theodore and John Undesser; 1 sister, Dorothy Gaworski. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Yorkville. Interment is in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, Bristol.

CHARLES E. WEAVER, 62, Kirkland, died Oct. 8, 2001, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. He was born Aug. 1, 1939, in DeKalb, to Charles A. and Florence M. (Lundgren) Weaver. He married Katherine I. Karl on June 19, 1986, in Kirkland. He graduated from Malta High School in 1957. He is a former member of the Malta City Council, Malta Fire Department and Malta Lions Club. He is a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Rochelle. Survivors include his wife, of Kirkland; 2 sons, Ronald S. (Michelle) Weaver, Aurora, CO, and Richard W. (Steph-anie) Weaver, Maumee, OH; 2 daughters, Susan K. Weaver, Albuquerque, NM, and Kris-tina M. Weaver, Genoa; 7 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Bonnie (Michael) Boehle and Joyce (Dave) Gittleson, both of Rochelle; 1 half-sister, Marcella (Roger) Smith, Portland, OR; several nieces and nephews. He was predecesed by his parents; 1 son, Stephen Weaver, in 1961; 1 daughter, Marcia M. Somerville, in 1995. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, where a memorial is established. Burial is in Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb.

ESTHER RUTH BARKER, 77, DeKalb, died Oct. 8, 2001, at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center, DeKalb. She was born Sept. 4, 1924, in Azul, Argentina, to John C. and Esther A. (Westring) Barker, Christian missionaries. She graduated from Steinmetz High School, Chicago, and attended secretarial college in Chicago. She worked as a secretary and stenographer for Curt Teich Corporation in Chicago for 10 years, and later worked for the Portland Cement Association in Skokie for 25 years. She retired to the Golden Years Plaza, DeKalb, where she lived for 15 years. She was a former member of the Moody Church, Chicago. Survivors include 3 brothers, John C. (Ellen) Barker, DeKalb, Winton E. Barker, St. Cloud, MN, and Paul D. (Alison) Barker, Bloomington, MN; 19 nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; 1 brother-in-law, Fred Arnold, Eastman, GA. She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Lily H. Arnold; 1 brother, Walter L. Barker. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, where a memorial is established. A graveside service will be set at a later date. Interment of ashes is in Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. 

MARSHALL LEE HICKMAN, 84, Big Rock, died Nov. 18, 2001, at home. He was born June 28, 1917, in Roellen, TN, to James William and Lena (Reagan) Hickman. He married Mary Parker, on Jan. 11, 1940, in Dyersburg, TN. He was employed for many years as a machinist by The Harrington and King Company in Chicago, until his retirement. He then became a gentleman farmer, enjoying gardening and animals. He also loved baseball, and his favorite team was the St. Louis Cardinals. Survivors include his wife, of Big Rock; 3 children, Donna (Arnold) Richter, Big Rock, Dennis (Nancy) Hickman and Danny (Andrea) Hickman, both of Naperville; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Franklin Hickman, Dallas, TX; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; 5 brothers; 2 sisters. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, noon, at Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, Hinckley. Visitation is Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, 2-9 p.m., at Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel.

EVELYN M. YOUNG, 74, DeKalb, died Nov. 18, 2001, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. She was born Aug. 26, 1927, in DeKalb, to Jack W. and Jennie E. (Hakala) Lillberg. She married Ross E. Young on March 27, 1971, in DeKalb. She was formerly employed by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, the DeKalb United Way, the State of Illinois Employment Office and the H.M. Stewart Insurance Agency. She was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in DeKalb, where she served as a volunteer office secretary for several years. She served as church council secretary for nine years, and served on the stewardship committee for nine years. She was a reader for N.I.R.I.S., a member of Stage Coach Players from 1949-70, and a member of DeKalb County Hospice. Survivors include her husband, of DeKalb; 1 daughter, Jo Ann E. Ziebarth, Elmhurst. She was predeceased by one daughter, Christine Ziebarth Howe, in 1997; her parents; 1 sister, Nancy Jane Lillberg. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, 10:30 a.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, DeKalb. Visitation is Tuesday, Nov. 20, 4-7 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, where a memorial is established. Burial will be in Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb.

DARLENE GLAWE, 67, Kirkland, died Nov. 17, 2001, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford. She was born Sept. 3, 1934, in Gillingham, WI, to Nathan Keith Marshall and Grace Edna (Mowers) Marshall. She married William Glawe, on June 26, 1953, in Kirkland. She owned and operated Dar's Beauty Salon in Kirkland. She was a member of First Lutheran Church, in Kirkland, and a former member of the Ken-Rock Rock Club. Survivors include 1 son, Charles Glawe, Kirkland; 2 grandchildren; 4 sisters, Martha (Fie) Loy, Macksville, KS, Ariel (Larry) Hull, Sycamore, Alice (Ted) Krien, Salt Lake City, UT, and Judy (Larry) McMurray, Davis Junction; 2 brothers, John (Brenda) Marshall and Paul Harvey (Nancy) Marshall, both of Kirkland; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband; 2 brothers, Lambern and Fred Marshall; 1 sister, Grace Lorraine Marshall. Arrangements by Quiram-Kirkland Funeral Home, Kirkland, where a memorial is established. Interment is in Maple Cemetery, Kirkland.

SARAH MARIE LAUREAN BESAW, 11 weeks, Yorkville, died Nov. 16, 2001. She was born Aug. 27, 2001, at Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora, to Gordon and Wendy (Myers) Besaw. Survivors include her parents; paternal grandparents, Gerald and Patricia Besaw, Maywood; maternal grandparents, Harold and Betty Nuss, Peoria, AZ; several aunts and uncles. Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, Yorkvillle.

SIGURD N. LARSEN, 87, Glencoe, MN, formerly of Loves Park, died Nov. 16, 2001, at the Glencoe Regional Health Service in Glencoe, MN. Survivors include his wife, Florence (Houghtby) Larsen, of Glencoe; 2 sons, Geoffrey (Rebecca) Larsen, Abingdon, VA, and Paul (Linda) Larsen, Arlington, MN; 4 daughters, Sonja (Rudy) Nielson, Freeport, Ingrid (Daniel) Clark, Rockford, Ruth Center, Mount Vernon, IA, and Rachel (David) Kronlokken, North Mankato, MN; 17 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, 10:30 a.m., at Shabbona United Church of Christ, Shabbona, with visitation from 9-10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Old English Cemetery, Shabbona. Local arrangements by Jacobson Funeral Home, Shabbona.

HAROLD K. "SWEDE" FANT, 76, DeKalb, died Nov. 16, 2001, at Delnor-Community Hospital, Geneva, after a brief battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 4, 1925, to Sigfred N. and Elleanore (Brandenburg) Fant. He was married to Helen Wing for 23 years. He retired as a mechanic from DeKalb County Disposal, where he was employed for more than 25 years. He enjoyed helping others with their cars and remodeling old houses. Survivors include 5 children, Judy (Ernie) McGee, Janet (Mike) Marquardt, Roger (Brenda) Fant, Linette (Tommy) Fant, Barbie (Bill) Fant; 1 stepson, Greg Edwards; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Orville (Dorothy) Fant, Loves Park, and Rodney (Eileen) Fant, O'Fallon; 1 sister, Kathy Sandusky, Belvidere; 2 step-sisters, Elaine Lane and Eleanor Daniels; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; 1 grandson, Richard Fant; 1 brother, LaVerne (Darse) Fant; 1 sister, Joyce (Les) Klasing. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, where a memorial is established. Burial is in Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb.

JAMES J. VANNUCCI JR., 74, DeKalb, died Nov. 15, 2001, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. He was born Oct. 30, 1927, in DeKalb, to James J. and Kathryn (Farrell) Vannucci. He married Jeannette Taylor on Feb. 14, 1959, in Geneva. He worked at Northern Illinois University from 1959-89. He was a lifelong DeKalb resident. He served in the U.S. Army as an M.P. in Japan. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, DeKalb, and a former member of the DeKalb Moose and Eagles clubs. He graduated from St. Mary's Grade School and DeKalb Township High School. Survivors include 4 children, Kathy Schofield and Darrel (Bobbie) Kallembach, both of DeKalb, Sherry (David) Christensen and Gina (Lloyd) Unger, both of Sycamore; 8 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, on June 7, 1999; and 1 grandson, Darrel Schofield. Arrangements by Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, DeKalb. Burial is in Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.

MARVIN S. ROSEN, 67, DeKalb, died Nov. 15, 2001, at home. He was born June 13, 1934, in Brooklyn, NY, to Martin M. and Faye (Spiegel) Rosen. He was a longtime professor in the History Department at Northern Illinois University. With a Ph.D. in history from the University of California-Berkley, in 963 he began his 38-year career with NIU. He retired in May 2001. Survivors include his mother; several nieces and nephews in California. He was predeceased by his father; 1 brother, Norman. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, where a memorial is established. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

MERIEL RUTH EUHUS, 80, Kingston, died Nov. 14, 2001, at Bethany Healthcare and Rehab Center, DeKalb. She was born Oct. 24, 1921, in Johnstown, PA, to Ralph and Marie (Carey) Sharp. She married Clifford Euhus, on June 2, 1944, in East Orange, NJ. She was a graduate of Johnstown Business College, and had worked as a secretary for Underwood Typewriter Co., and the U.S. government in Washington, DC. She moved to Illinois in 1945, and began working as a secretary for the Kingston and Kirkland Lumber Yard. She also worked for Anaconda Wire & Cable Co., Kingston Grade School and was a part-time bookkeeper for several area businesses. She was a former Kingston Township Kirkland, a member of the Kingston United Methodist Church and a member of 8/40 of DeKalb Voiture. Survivors include her husband, of Kingston; 2 daughters, Donna (Boyd) Schermerhorn, Lena, and Dayna Euhus, Des Plaines; 2 sons, Barry (Sheree) Euhus, Genoa, and Larry (Angie) Euhus, DeKalb; 1 brother, Donald (Jenny) Sharp, Bal Harbor, FL; 4 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; 1 daughter, Vicki Euhus; 2 brothers, Cliff and Ralph Sharp. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, 1:30 p.m., Kingston United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, 5-8 p.m., Cooper-Quiram Funeral Home, Genoa, where a memorial is established for Unity Hospice. Interment will be in Kingston Cemetery, Kingston.

DONALD C. MACLAUGHLIN, 76, Genoa, died Nov. 14, 2001, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. He was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Brewer, ME, to Charles and Hilda (Craig) MacLaughlin. He married Esther Fuller on Sept. 5, 1949, in Brewer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. He attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and was the owner and operator of Argos Products Inc., in Genoa, for more than 40 years. He was a member of the Genoa Masonic Lodge, where he served as past master; the Genoa American Legion Post 337; and was a former member of the BelMar Country Club in Belvidere. He was an avid golfer. Survivors include 1 sister-in-law, Gert MacLauglin, Genoa; 1 niece, Clifteen James, Rockford; his longtime caregiver, Paul Kalmykov; and several cousins in Maine. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, in 1985; 1 brother, Robert. Arrangements by Slater-Butala Funeral Home, Genoa. Entombment is in Elmwood Mausoleum, Sycamore.

DOROTHY I. ABBOTT, 84, DeKalb, died Nov. 14, 2001, at the DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, DeKalb. She was born Sept. 11, 1917, in Malta, to Charles and Marie (Keller) Mowers. She married William B. Abbott, on March 21, 1936, in DeKalb. She was a member of the Malta Congregational Church. Survivors include 4 daughters, Sharon (Jim) Freeman and Brenda McMaster, both Malta, Linda Petryka, DeKalb, and Karen (Steve) Aurand, Cortland; 3 sons, Andrew "Bill" (Jean) Abbott, Mesa, AZ, Willard Abbott, Honduras, Central America, and Roger Abbott, Malta; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Bertha (Harry) Weider, Merritt Island, FL; 2 nieces. She was predeceased by her husband in 1979; 1 grandson, Johnny King; 1 son-in-law, Joe Petryka; 1 sister, Catherine Iverson. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, where a memorial is established. Burial is in Malta Cemetery, Malta.

WAYNE ALDEN PAULSON, 85, Kirkland, died Nov. 13, 2001, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb. He was born Feb. 1, 1916, north of Kirkland, to Adolphus Frederick "Fred" Paulson and Rose Alvera "Vera" Benson Paulson. He was a lifelong Kirkland resident. He married A. Jane Gibson, on June 14, 1941. Following his graduation from Kirkland High School in 1933, he worked for a year in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He also was employed on two local farms. He was employed for 41 years at Rockford Clutch, Rockford. In the 1960s, he served for six years on the Kirkland Board of Education. He also was a charter member of the Kirkland Lions Club, and served as president from 1958-59. Other than his family, his greatest love was baseball. He was starting catcher in high school and played with the American Legion team, the Kirkland Reds, the Kirkland Merchants, the DeKalb County Farm Bureau team, the Sycamore Sons and the team from Rockford Drilling Machine Co. He and his wife published two genealogy books on the Paulson and Karlsson families. He also published "A History of Kirkland." Survivors include 1 son, David (Linda) Paulson, Suisun, CA; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Russell (Gladys) Paulson, Mesa, AZ, and Home (Ann) Paulson, Palm Desert, CA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and his wife on Aug. 15, 2000. Funeral services are Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, 11 a.m., at First Lutheran Church, Kirkland, where a memorial has been established. Visitation is Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, 5-8 p.m., Quiram-Kirkland Funeral Home, Kirkland. Burial will be in Maple Cemetery, Kirkland.

ELEANOR KATHLEEN IGNELZI, 82, Sycamore, died Nov. 11, 2001, at home. She was born June 1, 1919, in Dixon, to James and Florence (Penrose) Flood. She married Louis Laurence Ignelzi, on June 28, 1941, in DeKalb. She was an elementary school teacher and library secretary at Sycamore High School, and coordinator for the "Help Ease Learning Problems" program working with handicapped babies. She was a member of the Church of St. Mary in Sycamore, Sycamore Woman's Club, VFW Auxiliary of Sycamore, and a graduate of Northern Illinois State Teachers College in DeKalb. Survivors include her husband, of Sycamore; 3 daughters, Kathleen (William) Hubbard, Aurora, Patricia (Thomas) Lawson, McCall, ID, and Jacqueline (Eugene) Jansky, Littleton, CO; 1 son, Nicholas (Noreen) Ignelzi, Griggsville; 1 sister, Lorraine (Donald) Schoo, DeKalb; 6 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; 1 sister-in-law, Edna Flood, DeKalb. She was predeceased by her parents; 1 brother, James P. Flood. Arrangements by Quiram-Sycamore Funeral Home, Sycamore. Interment is in St. Mary's Cemetery, DeKalb.


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