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Stella St. Aubin

WINTERHAVEN, Fla. - Stella M. ''Toots'' St. Aubin, 78, of Winterhaven, Fla., formerly of Kankakee, died Thursday (June 17, 1999) at Winterhaven Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, with a 4 p.m. wake service.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
She was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Kankakee, the daughter of John and Melvina Benjamin Stang.
Surviving are her husband, Homer L. St. Aubin, whom she married April 24, 1939, in Kentland, Ind.; one daughter, Judith A. Throop of Bradley; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Maxine (Graveline) and Earl Eder of Palm Bay, Fla., and Betty and Richard Wetmore of Kankakee; one sister-in-law, Norma Stang of Tucson, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Deceased are one son, Robert F. St. Aubin; and one brother, Albert Stang.
Mrs. St. Aubin was a retired manager at Home Appliance in the Fabric Department.
She was a 1938 graduate of Kankakee High School.
She was a charter member of St. Martin's Catholic Church, a member of the CCW of St. Martin's, and a member of the Women's Benefit Association for over 50 years.

Paul Arnold

Visitation for Paul J. Arnold, 83, of Bourbonnais, will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Jeanette Stevens will officiate.
Entombment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Mr. Arnold died Saturday (June 19, 1999) at his home.
He was born Oct. 17, 1915, in Johnson City, N.Y., the son of George and Mary Perry Arnold.
Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Curtis, whom he married in 1933 in Montrose, Pa.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Louise and Claude Bazile of Bourbonnais, Marilyn and Thomas Zartler of St. Charles; one sister, Thelma Gould of Binghamton; 16 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers and one sister.
Mr. Arnold had been a grocery store owner.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 177 of Binghamton, N.Y.
He enjoyed woodworking and painting.

Alfield Ommen

CULLOM - Alfield K. Ommen, 92, of Kankakee, formerly of Cullom, died Sunday (June 20, 1999) at Bradley Royale Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Harris-Martin- Burke Funeral Home, Cullom.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Cullom, where she was a member. The Rev. Ed Stone will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born Aug. 27, 1906, in Oslo, Norway, the daughter of Nels and Anna Olson Jensen.
Her husband, Clarence Ommen, whom she married Jan. 14, 1926, in Cullom, died Feb. 14, 1989.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Russell and Ardelle Ommen of Bradley; six grandchildren, Dean, Donald and Ronald Ommen, Juanita Bufford, Mary Hummel and Donna Griesemer; seven great-grandsons, and one great- great-granddaughter.
One brother, Egel Jensen, is deceased.

Mary Hobby

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Mary A. Hobby, 81, of Jacksonville, Fla, former Kankakee resident, died Saturday (June 19, 1999).
Services will be held Tuesday at the Hardage-Giddens Mandarin Funeral Home, 11801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville. The Rev. Dan Cody will officiate.
Memorials amy be made to The Earl B. Hadlow Center for caring or to the donor's choice.
She was born in Kankakee and moved to Jacksonville in 1997 from Naples, Fla.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Catherine Oakes; one daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Robert Nelson-Sandlin; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Dermody and Mrs. Lea Hobby, both of Naples; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
She was a self-employed Realtor and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
She was a member of the Realtor's Board in Kankakee.

Richard Nickrent

FORREST - Richard Peter Nickrent, 62, of Forrest, died Sunday (June 20, 1999) at OSF Saint James Hospital, Pontiac.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Hager Memorial Home, Forrest, with the rosary at 8 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church, Forrest, where he was a member, with Rev. Scott Archer officiating.
Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge Township.
Memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church or to the Franciscan Hospice of Central Illinois.
He was born Sept. 5, 1936, in Pontiac, the son of Peter and Stella Wojtowicy Nickrent. His father died Jan. 29, 1998.
Surviving are his wife, the former Lena Brown, whom he married Jan. 6, 1957, in Chatsworth; his mother of Ashley; one daughter and son-in-law, Nanceeand Leland Livingston of Chatsworth; two sons and daughters- in-law, Tony and Michele Nickrent of Seymour, and Gregory and Margaret Nickrent of Sterling; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Robert and Richard Doran of Fairbury, Mary and Donald Stork of Chatsworth, and Virginia and William Mattingly of Ashley; and eight grandchildren.
Mr. Nickrent was employed for 43 years as a railraod clerk for the Illinois Central Railroad.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Nickrent was a former 4-H leader.
He was an avid gardener.

Lowell Moore

BENTON - Lowell V. Moore, 63, of Benton, former Kankakee resident, died Sunday (June 20, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home, Benton, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Ken Tiffin will officiate.
Burial will be in Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery, Benton.
He was born May 14, 1936, in West Frankfort, the son of Valley Paul and Mary Prior Moore.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Loretta and Steve Krutsinger of Bourbonnais, Mary and Will Lutz of Benton, Crystal and Pete Bleeker of Texico; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jim and Denise Moore of Kankakee, Tom and Tammy Moore of Bradley, Lowell Moore II of Benton; one brother and sister-in-law, Arnold and Daisy Moore of Benton; and eight grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents; one sister, Dorothy; and one grandson.
Mr. Moore was a carpenter.
He was a member of the Benton Church of God.

Edna Toune

CLIFTON - Edna Rose Toune, 95, of Clifton, died Sunday (June 20, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton, with a 5:30 p.m. wake service.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sts. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Chebanse, by the Rev. Lee Bacchi.
Burial will be in L'Erable Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born July 30, 1903, in Wolcott, Ind., the daughter of George and Arthemise Spenard Brough.
Her husband, George J. Toune, whom she married Aug. 21, 1922, in Chebanse, died March 7, 1993.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Orvan Yohnka of Kankakee, and Anita and Leonard Addison of Clifton; one sister, Anna Cordes of Hammond, Ind.; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Toune was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church, Clifton, and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

Marie LaFine

Marie Minnie LaFine, 98, of Bradley, died Sunday (June 20, 1999) at Provena Our Lady of Victory in Bourbonnais.
Visitation with prayer and American Le-gion services, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, Bradley, where she was a member.
Memorials may be made to the family.
She was born Nov. 25, 1901, in Kankakee, the daughter of Richard and Kate Linton.
Her husband, Adolph ''Duff'' LaFine, whom she married Aug. 3, 1921, at St. Joseph Church, Bradley, died in 1976.
She had worked at Bear Brand Hosiery and Mortell Company.
She was a 57-year member and past president of Bradley American Legion Auxiliary Post 766; a member of the VFW Post 6502 Auxiliary; Kankakee Senior Citizens Club; a charter member and past president of World War I Barracks 518 in Lake Worth, Fla.; and World War II Mothers.
Surviving are two sisters, Lucille Gillespie and Bertha Cleary, both of Kankakee; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Two sisters, two brothers and a special nephew, Leslie Linton, are deceased.

Helen Guritz

ACWORTH, Ga. - Helen M. Guritz, 87, of Ackworth, Ga., died Monday (June 21, 1999) at Tranquility Hospice, Autell, Ga. She and her late husband had been long time residents of S. Washington Ave., Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Friday until the 7 p.m. services at Senesac Kankakee Funeral Home. The Rev. Randy VanFossan will officiate.
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
She was born April 25, 1912, in Crown Point, Ind., the daughter of August and Minnie Meyer Batterman.
Her husband, Morris A. Guritz, whom she married Dec. 29, 1935, in Crown Point, died Dec. 25, 1985.
Surviving are one daughter, Judy Johnston of Acworth; one sister, Florence Batterman of Beecher; two grandchildren, Jennifer Johnston of Burbank, Calif., and Stephanie Dean of Irving, Texas; three sisters-in-law, Dorothy Guritz of Lowell, Ind., Eileen Hamilton of Steger and Esther Prudhomme of Iron River, Mich.
Her sister, Hazel Frakes, is deceased.
Mrs. Guritz was a long-time employee of Fabric House in Kankakee.
She was affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Kenneth Decker

WILMINGTON - Kenneth E. Decker, 64, a 36-year resident of Wilmington, died Saturday (June 19, 1999) at his home.
He was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Pontiac.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jean C. Stanley; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Raymond and JymeSue Decker and Randy Decker of Wilmington; one daughter and son- in-law, Debbie and Art Neubauer, Tenn.; two stepsons, Skeeter VanDuyne and Jeffrey and Sheila VanDuyne, all of Wilmington; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Lucy and Bill and Betty, all of Pontiac; and one sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Keith Williams of Pontiac; and 12 grandchildren.
His son, Rick Decker, is deceased.
Mr. Decker retired after 42 years of service as a tree trimmer from Nelson Tree Service.
Cremation Society of Illinois was in charge of arrangements.

James Wehrle

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - James O. Wehrle, 65, of Cleveland, Tenn.,a relative of area residents, died Sunday (June 20, 1999).
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. today at Ralph Buckner Funeral Home in Cleveland, Tenn., where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Surviving are his wife, Nell Rose Wehrle of Cleveland; four brothers, Charles Wehrle of Bourbonnais, Roger and Anthony Wehrle of Kankakee and Douglass Wehrle of Chebanse; three stepsons, Jimmy, Daniel and Robert Jennette; and several nieces and nephews.
A veteran of the Air Force, he was employed as an electrical engineer by Magic Chef.

Irene Holly

Irene L. Holly, 49, of Kankakee, died Monday (June 21, 1999) at her home following a short illness.
Visitation will be private.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens, Aroma Township.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Arrangements are by Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
She was born July 10, 1949, in Kankakee, the daughter of Jack L. and Eloise Benoit Martin, who reside in Bourbonnais.
Mrs. Holly worked for 15 years for Super Kmart.
Also surviving are one son, Douglas R. Holly of Austin, Texas; one daughter and her fiance, Melinda Jo Holly and Brent Dye, both of Bourbonnais; her fiance, Larry Wilson of Kankakee; one sister and brother-in- law, Michelle and Keith Pollett of Gilbert, Ariz.; one brother and sister- in-law, Jimmy and Juanita of Bourbonnais; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Her grandparents, Joseph and Irene Benoit and Arthur and Roville Martin, are deceased.

Wilbur Miller

VALPARAISO - Wilbur T. ''Shorty'' Miller, 90, of Valparaiso, died Sunday (June 20, 1999).
He was born Nov. 23, 1908, in Gilman, the son of Edward F. and Bessie Thompson Miller.
Mr. Miller was a foreman for Continental Diamond and also a surveyor at Bethlehem Steel.
Surviving are a very good friend, Dorothy Schenke of Valparaiso; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Alden E. and Angelin Miller of Valparaiso and Don and Shirley Miller of Danforth; a sister, Helen Zea of Gilman; a sister- in-law, Gloria Miller.
Two brothers and a sister are deceased.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Wednesday until the 7 p.m. services, at Bartholomew Funeral Home, Valparaiso. The Rev. Paul Champion will officiate.
Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Gilman Cemetery.
Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman, is in charge of local arrangements.

Hallie Smith

HOPKINS PARK - Visitation for Hallie M. Smith, 82, of Hopkins Park, will be held from 10 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at Christian Hope Baltist Church in Hopkins Park, where she was a member. She served on the Mother's Board and was a past president.
Rev. Harold Harris will officiate.
Burial will be in Momence Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Lax Mortuary, Ka-nkakee.
Mrs. Smith died Saturday (June 19, 1999) at Manor Care Health Services.
She was born Nov. 1, 1917, in Wabbaseka, Ark., the daughter of Louis and Eliza Ewing Gary. She was a graduate of Merrill High School in Little Rock.
Surviving are her husband, George Smith, whom she married June 19, 1941, in Chicago; and a special friend, Garcean Taylor of St. Anne.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and had worked as a nurse at Manteno State Hospital.
She enjoyed farming and raising livestock.

Vivian Snyder

Visitation for Vivian D. Snyder, 84, a resident at Bradley Royale Nursing Center, will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee. The Rev. Martin Gutzmer will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was a member.
Mrs. Snyder died Monday (June 21, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
She was born April 9, 1915, in Kankakee, the daughter of Hans and Lillie Mae Sheehan Nelson.
Her husband, Melvin Snyder, whom she married March 26, 1969, in Joliet, died March 16, 1990.
She was a former employee of Bear Brand Hosiery and Meadow Gold Dairy.
Surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Lillie Mae and Robert Barnts of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a special niece and nephew, Josephine and Max Tison of Kankakee; several great-nieces and nephews; and three great-great-nephews.
Three brothers, Goldman, Hamilton and Raymond; one sister, Margaret Nelson; a special niece, Joan Puls Potter; and two sisters-in-law, Olga and Ann; are deceased.

Gary Weisenbarn

BUCKLEY - Gary L. Weisenbarn, 52, a lifelong Buckley resident, died Sunday (June 20, 1999) at the Ford County Nursing Home, Paxton, after a short illness.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, 306 E. Lincoln, Buckley, and from 10 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at St. John's Lutheran Church, Buckley, where he was a member. The Rev. Gunard Heikkila will officiate.
Memorials may be made to furnish a hospice room at the Ford County Nursing Home in Paxton or to the donor's choice.
He was born Jan. 11, 1947, in Paxton, the son of Raymond L. and Dorothy M. Hartley Weisenbarn. His parents are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Regina Smith, whom he married July 17, 1976, at St. John's Church, Buckley; one son, Corey Weisenbarn of Buckley; one brother, Bob Weisenbarn of Buckley; his step- mother, Helen Weisenbarn of Prairie Village, Rantoul; two step-brothers, Dennis Hemrich of Rantoul, and Dave Hemrich of Village Grove; and several other relatives.
One brother and one niece are deceased.
Mr. Weisenbarn attended Buckley schools.
He was a carpenter and was employed by Ace Builders of Paxton.
He was a former police officer, serving 13 years in the Buckley area.
Mr. Weisenbarn was a member of the Buckley Fire Department for 27 years.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1965-67.

Robert Alsip

Visitation for Robert ''Bob'' Alsip, 52, of Kankakee, will be from 5-9 p.m. today at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Dan Boone will officiate.
Burial will be on Friday, in Lebanon National Cemetery, in Lebanon, Ky.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Mr. Alsip died Monday (June 21, 1999) at his home.
He was born July 6, 1946, in Lebanon, Ky., the son of Lincoln Ernest and Pauline Begley Alsip. His mother survives, residing in Ledbetter, Ky.
His father and one son, Chris ''Ace'' Alsip are deceased.
Mr. Alsip was currently employed by Ameritech for 30 years.
He served in the U.S. Army in Korea.
He was a member of College Church of the Nazarene.
Also surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robby and Stacey Alsip of Bradley, Jon and Cindy Alsip of Travelers Rest, S.C. and Jeff Alsip of Kankakee; one sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Michael Haberkorn of Fort Wayne, Ind.; four grandchildren, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Devon and Matthew; two nieces, Joy and Michelle; one nephew, Darin; and a special friend, Kathy Sage.
He was a member of IBEW Local 21 and liked motorcycles, horses, books and trains.

Lucile Goetzler

Lucile J. Goetzler, 85, of Kankakee, died Tuesday (June 22, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Manteno.
Memorials may be made for Masses or to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
She was born Oct. 17, 1913, in Manteno, the daughter of William and Barbara Bell Faulkner.
Her husband, Edward D. Goetzler, whom she married June 17, 1935, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, died Feb. 23, 1989.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Thomas E. Goetzler of Kankakee, James J. and Marilyn Goetzler of Bradley; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Bonita and Lester Chinski, and Nancy Turro, all of Kankakee, Mary Lou and Melvin Love of Peotone, and Angela George of Bourbonnais; 18 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is one brother, Marian Faulkner.
Mrs. Goetzler was a retired registered nurse from St. Mary's Hospital.
She was a graduate of St. Mary's School of Nursing.
She was a member of the CCW and the 3rd Order Carmelite.
She enjoyed traveling and reading.

Larry Arbour

CLIFTON - Visitation for Larry Julius Arbour, 48, of Clifton, will be from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton, with a 5:30 p.m. wake service.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peters Catholic Church, Clifton, by the Rev. Lee Bacchi.
Burial will be in Ashkum Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mr. Arbour died Monday (June 21, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee, after a short illness.
He was born Aug. 3, 1950, in Kankakee, the son of Joseph E. Sr. and Dorothy Patchett Arbour. His parents are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marie Rose Peters, whom he married May 22, 1976, in Ashkum; one son, Tim Arbour at home; two daughters and one son-in-law, Angela and Joe Chouinard of Papineau, and Stephanie Arbour of Reddick; one sister, Dorothy Greear of St. Joseph; four brothers and three sisters-in- law, Joseph and Joanne Arbour of Bradley, Howard and Bunny Arbour of Buckingham, Charles Arbour of Bradley, Kenneth and Geri Arbour of O'Fallon; and several nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother, Ronnie; and one sister, Vicki.
Mr. Arbour was a mechanic.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron in Vietnam and Thailand.
He was a member of the Catholic church.
He was a member and current commander of the Chebanse VFW Post 1059.
Mr. Arbour loved to fish, camp, and was an avid stock car racing fan.

Louise Anthony

ROSEVILLE, Calif. - Louise Cartier Miller Anthony, 91, of Roseville, Calif., formerly of Kankakee, died Sunday (June 20, 1999).
Services will be held Friday at St. Angelas Church, Brea, Calif.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Brea.
She was born April 16, 1908, in Kankakee, the daughter of Octave and Elizabeth Betourne Cartier.
Her first husband, Carl Miller, whom she married Aug. 28, 1928, in Kankakee, died Aug. 18, 1969.
Her second husband, Jack Anthony, whom she married Aug. 14, 1972, died in Dec. 1982.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Jack Epling of Roseville, Calif.; three sisters, Vivian Mulligan, Pearl DiPietra, and Patricia Quigley, all of Kankakee; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn Cartier of Kankakee, and Gladys Cartier of Rossville; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one son, James Miller; one sister, Gertrude Hedlin; seven brothers, Frank, Charles, Armand, Robert, Louie and Joseph, and one brother in infancy, George.
Mrs. Anthony worked in Kankakee for Avon and the Chicago Store.
She was a very good whistler.

Neal Allers

ST. ANNE - Visitation for Neal A. Allers, 17, of St. Anne, will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, and from 10 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. services at Faith Reformed Church, Kankakee. The Rev. Del Belcher will officiate.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Manteno.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Reformed Church for Scholarship Fund or to Camp Manitoqua.
Neal died Monday (June 21, 1999) in the Provena St. Mary's Hospital emergency room.
He was born May 24, 1982, in Kankakee, the son of Kenneth W. and Alice A. Kerr Allers.
Surviving besides his parents of St. Anne are two sisters, Cherie and Dawn Allers, both at home; maternal grandparents, Mildred and Willard Kerr of Orion; paternal grandparents, Doreen and Edwin Allers of Manteno; paternal great-grandmother, Lois E. Mann of Kankakee; aunts and uncles, Cathy and Richard Allers, and Mary Lou Joubert, all of Bourbonnais, Willard and June Kerr of Davie, Fla., and Robert and Linda Kerr of Plantation, Fla.; cousins, Josh and Abby Allers, Erin and T.J. Joubert, Rob and Kelly Joubert, Billy, Bobby and James Kerr, Debbie Kerr and Karen and Todd Ketcham.
Neal was entering his senior year at Kankakee High School where he was a member of National Honor Society. He participated in plays and church dramas in high school. He was a student leader at Kankakee High School.
He was treasurer of the Faith Reformed Youth Group, a member of the church softball team, and a member of Youth for Christ. He helped with recreation at Vacation Bible School.
He was a volunteer at the Redbird Mission in Kentucky and a volunteer for Christmas in April.
Neal had gone on a youth group trip to help flood victims in North Dakota.
He enjoyed chess, computers, indoor soccer and golf.
He was a member of the Kankakee High School Soccer Team for 3 years, the Swim Team for 2 years and Tennis Team for 3 years. (Pd.)

Irene Dandurand

Irene Frances Dandurand, 87, formerly of Kankakee, who had been recently residing with her daughter in Indianapolis, died June 22, 1999, at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis from a massive stroke.
Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee, where she was a member and belonged to the CCW.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to Saints Patrick and Teresa Grade School.
She was born Oct. 11, 1911, in Will County, the daughter of David and Bridget Mahoney Robbins.
Her husband, Louis R. Dandurand, whom she married April 29, 1933, at St. Patrick's Church in Wilton Center, died Aug. 8, 1984.
She had worked at Bear Brand; the USDA Service Center, formerly known as the ASCS Agriculture, was a secretary for 15 years at the old St. Patrick's High School (now Bishop McNamara); and worked at the Kankakee Public Library.
She was a graduate of Providence High School in Joliet.
A volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital, she was an election judge, active in Boy Scout programs and was a foster parent.
Surviving are six sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Yoko of Honolulu, Hawaii, Gene R. and Pat of St. Peters, Mo., Richard J. and Carol of Jackson, Mich., Gary L. and Bobbi of Chicago, Gerald ''Jerry'' J. and Jan of Van Nuys, Calif. and Larry K. and Connie of Arlington, Wash.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Marlene and Bill Conn of Indianapolis, Judy and Floyd McKinstry of Grant Park and Mary Jane and Joseph Portaz of Hamilton, Ohio; one sister, Rosemary Borchardt of Peotone; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lester and Rita Robbins of Manhattan and Gerald and Doris Robbins of Peotone; 27 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A daughter, Dianne Rae Dandurand; one brother, Leo Robbins; two grandsons; two great- grandsons; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Borchard; are deceased.
She enjoyed sewing and crafts.

John Devine

John L. Devine, 79, of Bourbonnais, died Wednesday (June 23, 1999) at Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno, following a short illness.
Visitation will be from 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. Friday with a prayer service at 8 p.m. at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. John Peeters, at Maternity BVM Church, Bourbonnais, where Mr. Devine was a member.
He was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Irwin, the son of John and Lillian Hatting Devine.
His wife, the former Patricia Valade, whom he married May 9, 1953, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, died Oct. 15, 1977.
Mr. Devine was a car salesman in the Kankakee area for many years and retired from Key City Chevrolet.
A veteran, he served in the Navy as a naval aviator with the rank of Ensign, during World War II.
Surviving are six daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Dale Piggush, Debbie and Greg Rorabaugh, Lisa and Mike Kick, Jackie and Terry Granger, and Amy and Ed Powell, all of Bourbonnais; one sister, Dorothy Boucher of Bourbonnais; two stepsisters, Margarita Thiesen and Joanne Smith, both of Irwin; two sisters-in-law, Marita Devine of Kankakee and Dara Valade of Racine, Wis.; 17 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
One brother, Paul Devine; a sister, Marian Devine; his parents; and stepfather, Leo Ferris, are deceased.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed ballroom dancing, all sports and was a Bishop McNamara fan.

Joseph LaMontagne

Visitation for Joseph C. LaMontagne, 83, of Kankakee, will be from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, with a 5 p.m. wake service, at Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. Charles Wheeler at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Kankakee, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Mr. LaMontagne died Wednesday (June 23, 1999) at his home.
He was born June 5, 1916, in Kankakee, the son of Phillip and Anna McGraw LaMontagne.
His wife, the former Marie Soucie, whom he married Sept. 10, 1939, at St. Rose, died March 24, 1996.
Mr. LaMontagne retired after 44 years with Roper Corporation, Kankakee Division.
He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, for over 50 years.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Martha and Dave Burns of Kankakee and Elizabeth and Don Carmain of Bradley; one daughter-in- law, Leslie LaMontagne of Longmont, Colo.; one sister, Esther Regnier of Kankakee; one brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Anne LaMontagne of Bradley; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
One son, Joseph Jr.; one grandson; two sisters, Hilda Ohara and Margaret LaGesse; and four half-brothers, John, Harry, Cornelius and Emmett; are deceased.

Mickey LaMore

Visitation for Mickey Ray LaMore, 51, of Manteno, will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Manteno, by Rev. John Peeters.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Manteno.
Memorials may be made to the family wishes.
Mr. LaMore died Tuesday (June 22, 1999) at his home.
He was born Nov. 1, 1947, in Kankakee, the son of Jerome and Orrel Beutien LaMore. His father is deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Helgeson, whom he married Dec. 6, 1973, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Manteno; three sons, Robert ''R.J.,'' Anthony, and Aaron LaMore; two daughters, Angel and Anna LaMore; two sisters and one brother- in-law, Joy and Jim Boothe, and Ora Lee O'Keefe; his mother and step- father, Orrel and Robert Lehnig; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Jay and Betty LaMore, Rondy and Annette LaMore, Darrel and Patsy LaMore, and Verne and Lori LaMore; one sister-in-law, Barb LaMore; brothers-in- law and sisters-in-law, Gary and Beth Helgeson, Randy and Rita Helgeson, and Leland Helgeson.
Deceased is one brother, Lonnie LaMore.
Mr. LaMore had been a pipefitter and was a member of Local 383.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving 4 years.
He was past commander and past president of the American Legion Post 755 and past member of the Manteno Fire Department.
He was a member of the Catholic church, the Knights of Columbus, the Manteno Sportsman Club, and the Manteno VFW 3624.

Lois Bretzman

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Lois E. Bretzman, 72, of St. Petersburg, Fla., former Kankakee resident, died Monday (June 21, 1999) at her home.
Services will be held today at the Brett Funeral Home, 4810 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
Burial will be in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla.
She was born Jan. 23, 1927, in Bradley, the daughter of Oliver and Irene Brutlag Wilson.
Her husband, Erwin C. Bretzman, whom she married April 7, 1946, at the First Evangelical Church, now St. Mark United Methodist Church, died Dec. 9, 1994.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Beth and Keith Benson of St. Petersburg; and two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Stephanie Benson of St. Petersburg.
Deceased are two brothers, John Dean and Donald.
Mrs. Bretzman was a graduate of Kankakee High School.
She had been employed as a bookkeeper in the Kankakee area for 42 years.
She was a member of the Allendale United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, and the Naomi Circle of the church.
In Kankakee, she had been a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church for 52 years.
Mrs. Bretzman and her husband moved to St. Petersburg in 1993.

Pearl Schmitt

CISSNA PARK - Visitation for Pearl L. Schmitt, 95, of Cissna Park, will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Cissna Park.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Cissna Park United Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Raymond D. Radae will officiate.
Burial will be in Cissna Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Cissna Park United Methodist Church or to the Cissna Park Ambulance Fund.
Mrs. Schmitt died Monday (June 21, 1999) at the Heartland Health Care in Homewood.
She was born Dec. 1, 1903, in Cissna Park, the daughter of Charles A. and Lula C. Newlin Richoz.
Her husband, Louis A. Schmitt, whom she married March 13, 1929, in Watseka, died Jan. 9, 1980.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Christy Schmitt of Flossmoor; one daughter, Patricia J. Hayes of Temple Hills, Md.; one sister and brother-in-law, Neva and Willis Hari of Watseka; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, Arthur, Armand, Orin and Charles Richoz; and one sister, Beulah Bell.
Mrs. Schmitt worked at the Cissna Park Post Office from 1920-1931.


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