Michael Koskie, Jr.
Michael Koskie, Jr. 83, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, February
11, 1998. At Proveno Mercy Center Hospital.
Born Oct 25, 1914 in Aurora, Illinois.
He was a member of St. George Church, Veteran of US Army serving in
World War II, he was a member of American Legion Geneva Post #75, and Montgomery
Post VFW Post #7452.
Survivors include his wife Mary (Nistor) Koskie of Aurora, Illinois.
Two sons Michael (Carolyn) Koskie of Loganville, Georgia, Mark (Mary)
Koskie of Aurora, Illinois.
Four grandchildren Michaeleen K. Koskie, Danielle R. Koskie both of
Atlanta, Georgia, Chad C. Koskie and Eric B. Koskie of Aurora, Illinois;
brother Joseph (Toni) Koski of Germany, several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents Veronica and Michael Koskie, Sr. Two
sisters Veronica and Irene, two brothers Bill and Steven.
Funeral from Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary will be Saturday, February
14, 1998 11:30 a.m. to St. George Church at 12:00 noon.
Father Frederick Peterson, O.S.B. will officiate with interment at
St. Michael Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday. from 3:00-8:00 p.m. with a liturgical wake
service at 7:00 p.m. at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary, 220 N. Lake
St., Aurora 630-898-8634.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Assoc., or
St. George Church.
Harold E. Rosenwinkel
Harold E. Rosenwinkel, 75, of Plano, passed away Wednesday, February
11, 1998 in Sun City, Arizona.
He was born February 3, 1923 in Wooddale, Illinois the son of Adolph
and Esther (Franzen) Rosenwinkel.
Harold was united in marriage on January 5, 1946 in Bensenville, Illinois
to the former Ella May Butenschoen and they spent the next 52 years of
their lives together.
Mr. Rosenwinkel was a member of the English Congregational United Church
of Christ in Big Rock. Harold was a well known farmer in this area for
He was a member of the Kendall County Pork Producers, Kendall County
Farm Bureau, the Plano Rotary Club, and the Plano Chamber of Commerce.
Harold enjoyed nothing more than repairing mechanical things and traveling,
with his wife, Ella May, to interesting and fun places.
Survivors include his wife, Ella May, of Plano; four sons, Howard (Becky)
Rosenwinkel, of Plano, John (Sue) Rosenwinkel, of Plano, David (Debby)
Rosenwinkel, of Big Rock, and Michael (Tammy) Rosenwinkel, of Bristol;
sixteen grandchildren; one sister, Marion (Ed) Crispeels, of Bensenville,
Illinois; as well as many friends who will miss him.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 14,
1998 at the English Congregational United Church of Christ, in Big Rock,
with Reverend Arthur Zillgitt, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Oak Mound Cemetery, in Somonauk.
Friends may call from 3:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 1998 at
the new location of the Larson-Nelson Funeral Home, 1010 W. South St.,
Plano, next to the Community Bank of Plano.
Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes, (630) 552-7211.
Mildred C. Raymond
Mrs. Mildred C. Raymond, 87, of Aurora passed away Wednesday, February
11, 1998 at Countryside Care Centre.
She was born on September 20, 1910 in Aurora the daughter of William
L. and Dolorous (Dull) Weaver.
Mrs. Raymond was a member of Advent Christian Church in Aurora.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years William of Aurora; one son
Donald (Dee) Raymond of Aurora; three grandchildren Sherri Raymond of Aurora,
Conni (Todd) Fancsali of Aurora and Bill (Helen) Raymond of Yorkville;
three great-grandchildren Matthew Raymond, Toni and Brandi Fancsali; three
sisters Mona Reynolds of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Bette (William) Andrea
and Doris (Karl) Amendt both of Spooner, Wisconsin; One brother C. Douglas
(Bernice) Weaver of Colorado, one sister-in-law Ruth Weaver of Montgomery;
and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother `Honey' Weaver.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 14, 1998 at 1:30
p.m. from the Healy Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Latimore officiating.
Interment will take place at River Hills Memorial Park.
Visitation will be on Friday, February 13, 1998 from 4:00-8:00 p.m.
at the Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl, Aurora. (630) 897-9291.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Mrs. Raymond's name may
be made to Wayside Cross Ministries, 215 E. New York St., Aurora, IL 60505-9943.
Ervin W. Gaddis
Ervin W. Gaddis, 80, of Aurora passed away Thursday, Feb. 12, 1998
at Provena Mercy Center Hospital
He was born Nov. 30, 1917 in Aurora.
He was a member of St. Therese Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister,
and a former member of the church choir.
He was a life member of the Auroraland Archers, was a member of the
Aurora React, and was a veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife Rose (Neu) Gaddis of Aurora; daughter Kathleen
(Dan) McCrimmon of North Aurora; son Stephen (Mary) Gaddis of Aurora; five
grandchildren Karen (James) McNutt of Grover Beach, California, Adam McCrimmon
and Lindsey McCrimmon of North Aurora, Jessica Gaddis and James Gaddis
of Aurora; two great grandchildren Christopher Gaddis and Nicole McNutt
of Grover Beach, California, and two nieces.
Preceded in death by his parents Mary (Wiltgen) and Walter Gaddis;
three brothers and sisters Bernadine Strauel, Robert Gaddis and Adeline
Funeral from the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary will be Monday, February
16, 1998 at 9:30 a.m. to St. Therese Church 10:00 a.m. Father Joseph Muller,
Visitation will be Sunday, February 15, 2:00-8:00 p.m. with the rosary
at 5:00 p.m. at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Therese Church.
W.J. `Ben' Baines
W.J. `Ben' Baines, 82, of Aurora passed away Wednesday, February 11,
1998 at Provena Mercy Hospital.
He was born on May 8, 1915 in Plano to John and Ruth (Finman) Baines.
Ben was united in marriage to the former Helen Day on May 11, 1937,
and they spent 60 wonderful years devoted to each other and their family.
Being active, involved, and committed to his numerous civic, business
and family responsibilities was the cornerstone of his life.
He lead by example being loyal, morally strong, serving with honesty
With great pleasure, he served the Fox Metro Water Reclamation district.
He acted as Board President for twelve of his fifteen years of service.
He was extremely proud of the district's staff and their combined accomplishments.
Many state and national awards have been received under his leadership.
His love for the District's staff was profound.
Some of his other civic duties over the years include: board member
of the American Cancer Society, founder of Copley Hopital `Mend a Heart
Program,' director of Kane County Fair Board, vice president of Aurora
Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Business Council, board member of the Downtown
Christmas parade, recipient of 1991 Outstanding Member Award of Illinois
Association of Wastewater Agencies, captain of Aurora College fund drive,
First Presbyterian Church deacon, and sixty year Elk's Club member.
Prior to his retirement he was vice president of 1st Federal Savings
of Aurora, vice president of Shabbona Silica Sand, and held other sales
positions earlier in his career.
Survivors include his wife Helen (Day) Baines, four sons David (Mary)
of Ocala, Florida, Bill of Carmel, Indiana, Jim (Cathy) of Batavia, Illinois,
and Tom (Alice) of Norcross, Georgia.
Grandchildren include Mark, Brian, Kristin, Glen, Sara, Mike, Amy,
Amanda, and Abby. Great-grandchildren Jamie and Jake.
Ben was preceded in death by his parents John and Ruth Baines and sister
Visitation will be held at Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora
(630) 897-9291 on Friday, February 13 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services
will be conducted on Saturday at Healy Chapel at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend
Richard Anderson will officiate.
Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Geneva, Illinois.
Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Aurora, Illinois.
George W. Wagner
George W. Wagner, 72, of Oswego, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, February
11, 1998 at Provena-Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora, Illinois.
He was born May 24, 1925 in Chadwick, Illinois to Carl and Daisy Wagner.
He was a member of the Oswego Presbyterian Church, Yorkville American
Legion Post #489, Twin Ponds Club, Third Ward Club and a 26 year member
of the Raven Masonic Lodge #303 A.F. & A.M. of Oswego, Illinois.
He served with the Seabees, a branch of the U.S. Navy in World War
II where he was a survivor of the West Loach Incident, a naval disaster
that listed casualties second only to Pearl Harbor.
After, his military service he went to work for the railroad presently
known as the Burlington Northern Santa Fe retiring in 1982 as a roadmaster
and spanning a 40 year career.
He was married February 22, 1964 in Waterman, Illinois to the late
Jeane Marsh who died on February 19, 1996. He was also preceded in death
by his father Carl H. Wagner, a brother Jerry R. Wagner.
He is survived by his mother Daisy Wagner (92 years) of Milledgeville,
Illinois; two brothers Carl J. (Betsy) Wagner of American Fork, Utah, Monty
(Nina) Wagner of Yorkville, Illinois.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 16, 1998 at 10:00
a.m. at the Oswego Presbyterian Church in Oswego, Illinois with Rev. Leon
Burial will take place at Lincoln Memorial Park with a military graveside
service conducted by the Yorkville American Legion Post #489.
Visitation will take place on Sunday, February 15, 1998 from 2:00-4:00
p.m. at the McKeown-Dunn Funeral Home, Ltd. 210 Madison St., Oswego, Illinois.
Masonic services will be conducted by Raven Masonic Lodge #303 A.F.&
A.M. at 4:00 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to either the Oswego Presbyterian Church
or the Beecher Nutrition Center in Yorkville, Illinois.
For additional information call (630) 554-3888.
Rudy Beck, R.N. of Warrenville, Illinois, wife of John H. Beck, passed
away Wednesday, February 11, 1998 due to a long and courageous battle with
Rudy was born in 1917 in Olomovc, Czech Republic (near Prague) and
lived in Warrenville (DuPage County) for 50 years.
Rudy was preceded in death by her mother and father, Greta and Otto
She is survived by her husband, John Beck; son, Peter Beck (Sharon)
of Warrenville; daughter, Shiela Johannson (Gil) of Wisconsin; two grandchildren,
Dean and Robin.
Rudy is also survived by her sister, Lisa Gruner and brother, William
Karpfen both of Los Angeles, California.
Through her nursing work, Rudy was loved and appreciated by countless
families in DuPage County for the past 50 years.
She received her nursing degree in Bradford, England and during WWII
came to live in Illinois.
Rudy was one of the first nurses to pioneer and become certified in
the field of Geriatric Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Rudy's nursing career included employment at Copley Hospital, DuPage
Convalescent Center, Manchester Manor, and most recently St. Patrick's
Residence in Naperville, Illinois.
Rudy was an active volunteer with the DuPage County Senior Citizens'
Positions she held at the Council included: Past President of the Council,
Past Chairperson of the Health Committee and Representative for Winfield
Visitation for Rudy will be from 3:00-9:00 p.m. on Friday, February
13, at Leonard Memorial Home in Warrenville.
A memorial service will be held at Community Baptist Church in Warrenville
at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, with a luncheon following immediately at the Church.
Donations may be made to the American Lung Association of DuPage, 1749
S. Naperville Road, Suite #202, Wheaton, IL 60187.
Nina T. Manus
Mrs. Van T. (Nina) Manus, 84, of rural Leland, died Thursday morning,
February 12 , at Sandwich Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, at
New Life Fellowship in Ottawa, with Rev. John Paul Robbins, Pastor of New
Life Fellowship, and Rev. Tim McGeorge, Pastor of Seneca Assembly of God
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday at the Church. Burial
will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bristol.
Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Manus was born on September 9, 1913, in Dongola, Illinois to William
Arthur and Alice (Settlemoir) Dale. She married Van Tillman Manus on August
29, 1936 in Anna, Illinois.
She was a member of New Life Fellowship for over 30 years.
She is survived by three daughters, Alice (Carlos) Velazquez of Fort
Worth, Texas, Bonita (Donald) Palmer of Somonauk, and Joyce Amber (Bruce)
Best of Yorkville; one son, Robert Dale (Gloria) Manus of Ridgecrest, California;
ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Virgil of Florida
and Warren (Mary) of Dongola, Illinois; two sisters, Mae Ebersohl and Cecile
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on August 27,
1996; one grandson, Lucas John Best in 1993; six brothers, Roy, Glen, William,
Harlan, Howard, and Arthur Dale; one sister, Alma Ward.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Gerald C. Ruble
Gerald C. Ruble, age 91, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday, January
4, 1997 at Delnor-Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1997, at Yurs-Peterson
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Complete arrangements will be announced in Monday's paper.
For more information, contact Yurs-Peterson Funeral Home at (630) 879-7900.
Robert T. Flynn
Robert T. Flynn, 83, of Aurora, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 1997,
at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.
He was born May 20, 1913, in Aurora.
Robert was a member of St. Therese Church.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene E. (Hamsmith) Flynn; a brother,
James E. (Carol) Flynn of St. Charles; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick and Anna (Froelich)
Flynn; two sisters, Catherine Wegman and Marie Vaghy; and two brothers,
Henry and William Flynn.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 1997,
at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary and at 11 a.m. at St. Therese Church.
Father Joseph Muller, M.S.C., will officiate, with interment in Mount
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, 1997, with
a liturgical wake service at 7 p.m. at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary,
220 North Lake Street, Aurora (898-8634).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Therese
Phyllis A. Andreasen
Phyllis A. Andreasen, 69, of Loves Park, Ill., died Saturday, Jan.
4, 1997, in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
Andreasen was born July 16, 1927, in Elgin, the daughter of Harold
and Alma Fink Johnson.
She lived in Loves Park the past seven years, coming here from Aurora.
She married Ralph A. Andreasen in Elgin, May 26, 1951. She formerly
owned and operated a knitting shop in Oswego.
She also was a doll maker and especially enjoyed Door County.
Andreasen graduated from Elgin High School and attended the University
Survivors include her husband, Ralph Andreasen; two daughters, Karen
(Gary) Bergquist of Roscoe and Kris (Michael) Bernier of Bloomington; and
four grandchildren, Ryan and Adam Murphy of Roscoe and Evan and Quinn Bernier
No services are presently planned.
Phoenix Memorial Burial and Cremation Service, 8800 North Alpine Road,
Rockford, Ill., assisted the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Aurora Foundation.
Jean W. Britz
Jean W. Britz, age 82, of St. Charles, died Friday, January 3, 1997
at Delnor Community Hospital, Geneva, IL. She was born January 10, 1914
in Chicago, IL.
She graduated from Austin High School in 1931 and Beloit College in
1935. She married Edmund Britz in February of 1944 in Chicago, IL. and
joined her husband in Bavaria Germany from 1946 to 1948. Later she returned
to college and received her Library Science degree from Northern Illinois
University in DeKalb. She was a Past President of the All Women Campus
Organization, Past President of Panehellenic Council, Past President of
Delta Gamma Sorority, Life Member of the Illinois St. Andrew Society and
the Art Institute of Chicago.
Before her retirement, she worked for school district 303 in St. Charles
for 23 years.
During that time she became the Head Librarian at Haines Junior High
She has been a life long member of the Presbyterian Church; many of
those years at the Fox Valaley Presbyterian Church in Geneva.
She is survived by two daughters, Deborah Schuler of North Los Vegas,
NV and Cynthia (Richard) Davito of Brookfield, WI; two grandchildren, Kimberly
Jean Schuler and Brandon Ross Davito; two special friends, Rollie Schuler
and Barbara Miller.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund in 1977; and one brother,
Private memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Yurs
Funeral Home, St. Charles.
The Rev. Richard Mills will officiate.
Interment will be private.
Contributions may be made to the Scottish Home and the Illinois St.
Andrew Society, 2748 DesPlaines Ave., North Riverside, IL 60056.
Maria G. Cansino
Maria G. Cansino, 83, of Aurora, passed away peacefully in her sleep
on Saturday, January 4, 1997 at her home.
She was born January 28, 1913 in Mexico.
Maria was a faithful member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and an active
member of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, and also enjoyed being a
member of the Recycled Teenager's Club of St. Joseph Church.
Maria was one of the founding members of The Society of Our Lady of
Guadalupe at St. Joseph's Parrish.
Maria was a seamstress at the Aurora Women's Coat Co. until her retirement
in 1975. She enjoyed listening to music, cooking and gardening.
She was a very caring person who will be dearly missed by all.
She is survived by her six children, Teresa (Perf) Nila, Michael "Frito"
Cansino, John (Maureen) Cansino, Salvador "Sam" (Judy) Cansino, Rose Villegas,
and Anna (Max) Gonzalez, all of Aurora; sixteen grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren;
her sister-in-law, Lupe Vargas of St. Charles; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Eliseo M. Cansino;
an infant son; her parents, Francisco and Ana (Leon) Vargas; three brothers,
Saul, Arthur, and Max Vargas; two infant grandchildren.
Funeral from the Daleiden High Street Mortuary Tuesday, January 7 at
9:30 a.m. to St. Joseph Church at 10 a.m. Father Eric R. Barr will officiate
with interment in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, January 6 from 2 to 8 p.m. with a Liturgical
Wake Service at 5 p.m. at the Daleiden High Street Mortuary, 276 High St.,
Louise D. Schroeder
Miss Louise D. Schroeder, 91, of Aurora, passed away Friday, January
3, 1997 at Elmwood Living and Rehabilitation Center in Aurora.
She was born on July 22, 1905 in Palatine, Illinois, the daughter of
the late Fred and Louise (Doerge) Schroeder.
Ms. Schroeder was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, the Joanna
Circle of the Church and The Friendly Center.
Survivors include one niece, Barbara (Kenneth) Bauman of Milan, MI;
two grand nieces, Sara (Michael) Gusta of Willis, MI and Margaret (Matthew)
Compton of Bellville, MI; one brother-in-law, Louis Kollman of Aurora;
one nephew, LeRoy Schroeder of Woodstock, IL; four cousins, Harold Schroeder
of Palatine, John Schroeder of Northbrook, Frances Amstutz of Bloomfield,
IA and Floreed Huebner of Palatine.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Louis Schroeder;
one brother, Emil Schroeder; and one sister, Alfreda Kollman.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Monday, January 6, 1997
at 2 p.m. at Hillside North Cemetery in Palatine, IL with the Rev. Timothy
H. Swanson officiating.
Arrangements were handled by The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place,
Aurora, (630) 897-9291.
Helen M. VanDeventer
Helen M. VanDeventer, 76, of Geneva, passed away Friday, January 3,
1997 at her home.
She was born January 22, 1920 in Aurora.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Aurora.
Survivors include one daughter, Janet (Michael) Harkins of Aurora;
one son, Richard (Mary) VanDeventer of Aurora; four grandchildren, Michael
(Deborah) Harkins of Geneva, Lori (David) Comstock and Greg VanDeventer,
both of Aurora; and Susan (Marvin) Leisher of Montgomery; one great grandson,
Jacob Comstock; two adopted grandchildren, Billie and Tommy; one brother,
Frank (Lorraine) VonHoff of Aurora and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George in 1981; her parents,
Bernhard and Hulda (Stolp) VonHoff; five brothers, Otto, Leo, William,
Anthony and Felix VonHoff; and two sisters, Elizabeth Renner and Magdalena
Funeral services will be held Monday, January 6, 1997 at 11:30 a.m.
at the Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary.
Pastor Robert Urquhart will officiate with interment in Mt. Olivet
Visitation will be held Sunday, January 5 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Daleiden
Lake Street Mortuary, 220 N. Lake St., Aurora. 898-8634.