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Esther Redford

FAIRBURY - Esther Irene Redford, 94, of Fairbury, mother of St. Anne resident, died Wednesday (Oct. 21, 1998) at Gibson Community Hospital in Gibson City.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday until the 1 p.m. services at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Fairbury. The Rev. Ray Barclay will officiate.
Burial will be in Chenoa Cemetery, Chenoa.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
She was born July 28, 1904, in Weston, the daughter of J.B. and Mary Strother Diffenderfer.
Her first husband was Wilbur N. Degenhart.
Her second husband, Bruce L. Redford, whom she married April 11, 1942, in Missouri, died Aug. 18, 1995.
Surviving are three sons, James Degenhart of Washington, Ill., Robert Degenhart of St. Anne and Bruce L. Redford of Young Harris, Georgia; one sister, Grace Rosenberger of Selmer, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren.
Four sisters, one son, and one great-grandson are deceased.
She was a member of the Royal Neighbors for many years.

Larry Scott

RANKIN - Larry L. Scott, 60, of Rankin, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) at Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at Knapp Funeral Home in Rankin, where services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Raymond D. Radae will officiate.
Burial will be in Rankin Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
He was born April 9, 1938, in Paxton, the son of Kenneth and Ethel Terrell Scott.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Ann Ketchum, whom he married Sept. 21, 1956, in Paxton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Brenda Scott of Rantoul, Stephen and Diane Scott of Ludlow, Chris and Tricia Scott of Champaign; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Mike Jordan of Rankin; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Beverly and Gail Renken of Champaign, Delores Peterson, Teresa and Jesse Wright and Cathy and Howard Younker, all of Paxton; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandson.
One son, Randy Scott, and one grandson, Travis Scott, are deceased.
Mr. Scott had been employed at Quaker Oats in Danville for 25 years.
He coached Little League and was a Cub Scout master for many years.

Casimir Paleczny

WATSEKA - Visitation for Casimir J. Paleczny, 71, of Watseka, will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Lee Ryan at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Edmund's Catholic Church, where he was a member.
Burial with military graveside rites will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka.
Mr. Paleczny died Tuesday (Oct. 20, 1998) at his home.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was a member of the Fourth Degree of Knights of Columbus and the American Legion of Watseka.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Air Force as an electrician who wired airfields on the Aleutian Islands.
He was born May 13, 1927, in Chicago, the son of Albert and Anna Pawlak Paleczny.
Mr. Paleczny was an electrician.
His wife, the former Dolores F. Michalak, whom he married Jan. 22, 1949, in Chicago, died July 7, 1998.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia Paleczny and her fiance, Gale Breymeyer of Watseka; one brother, William J. Paleczny of Orland Park; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one brother, Matt Paul Paleczny.
He enjoyed collecting teddy bears and gardening.

Anne Smith

Anne M. Smith, 81, of LaGrange, mother of Kankakee resident, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) at Lexington Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. today at the Foran Funeral Home, 7300 W. Archer Ave., Summit, Ill., where services will be at 9:15 a.m. Saturday.
A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m., celebrated at St. Cletus Church.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery.
She was born April 25, 1917, in Chicago, the daughter of Jan and Agata Trojniar.
Her husband, Harry, is deceased.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Arthur Jalove and Susan and David Legris of Kankakee; four grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Helen Trojniar; and a niece and nephew.

Leona Ahern

CAMPUS - Visitation for Leona F. Ahern, 88, of Campus, will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, with a wake service at 5:30 p.m. at VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, by the Rev. Richard Pighini, at Sacred Heart Church, Campus, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Campus.
Memorials may be made to her church or to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Ahern died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) in Kankakee.
She was born June 13, 1910, in Reddick, the daughter of Neil J. and Mary Nugent Pedersen. She attended Reddick grade and high schools.
Her husband, Theodore F. Ahern, whom she married in 1936, died April 13, 1985.
Surviving are three sons and one daughter-in-law, Francis and Rose Ahern of Herscher, Neil Ahern of Campus and Thomas Ahern of Chicago; two daughters and sons-in-law, Theda and Edward Pazdur of Newport Beach, Calif., and Kathy and Dr. Joseph Meisenbach of Kankakee; one brother, Neil Pedersen of Kankakee; a sister, Loretta Verdun of Odell; four grandchildren and spouses, Joe and Tammy Ahern and Lynn Ahern, all of Herscher, Jonathan Meisenbach of Kankakee and Mark and Staci Pazdur of Newport Beach, Calif; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Paul Ahern of Herscher; and three sisters-in-law, Marie Ahern, Maxine Pedersen and Winifred Walsh.
Mrs. Ahern was a member of the Friendship Club.
She enjoyed her family, gardening and watching sports.
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Aime Lemenager

A memorial service for Aime H. Lemenager, 92, of Kankakee, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Asbury United Methodist Church, with his son, Rev. Scott Lemenager and the Rev. Leah Pogemiller officiating.
Private burial was Oct. 13 at Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, Ill., 60610-3284.
Senesac Kankakee Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lemenager died Oct. 9, 1998. Survivors include his wife, Katherine and three sons, Mark, Rev. Scott and Lee Lemenager; one sister, Louise; and 12 grandchildren.

Joshua Allen

Joshua Allen, 18, of Carbon Hill, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) at the Morris Hospital, a drowning victim.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, at Reeves Funeral Home in Coal City.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, by the Rev. Mark Jendrysik at Assumption Church in Coal City, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
Preferred memorials in his name may be made to his family or to a charity of the donor's choice.
He was born June 8, 1980, in Joliet, the son of David W. and Jacque Quayle Allen, who survive in Carbon Hill. He was raised and educated in Coal City, a 1998 graduate of Coal City High School. He was currently a student at Joliet Junior College.
He was a member of Pheasants Forever and White Tails Unlimited.
Surviving along with his parents are a sister Jill and brother Kevin; maternal grandparents, Royce and Lucille Quayle of Carbon Hill; paternal grandparents Robert B. and Irene Allen of Joliet; great-grandmother, Nota Allen of Morris; aunts and uncles, Kathy and Sam Cindrich, Bob and Sheila Allen, Larry and Laurie Allen, Charlie Allen and Andy Allen; and many great-aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dorothy Crow

WATSEKA - Dorothy Lou ''Dotty'' Johnson Crow, 58, of Watseka, died today (Oct. 23, 1998) at her home.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Monday until the 5:30 p.m. memorial services at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be made for the grandchildren's education.
She was born July 8, 1940, in Watseka, the daughter of Albert F. and Dorothy M. Hammond Johnson, who reside in Watseka.
Surviving are her husband, David W. Crow, whom she married Nov. 17, 1982, in Milford; a daughter, Faith Hopkins of Watseka; two grandchildren, Alcy and Charles Hopkins; one sister, Diane Heuerman of Pharr, Texas; and her mother-in-law, Helen Crow of Milford.

William Hiddleson

UNION HILL - William Hiddleson, 87, of Kankakee, formerly of Union Hill, died today (Oct. 23, 1998) at Provena Heritage Village.
Arrangements are pending at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Kankakee.
Mr. Hiddleson, a native of Cabery, retired as school bus driver for the RUCE school district.
He was honored as a Sir Knight of the Year by Bishop McNamara Assembly, Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus in June of 1984.

Robert Meier

DANFORTH - Robert E. Meier, 39, of Danforth, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

Robert Brinkman

SPRING, Texas - Robert Brinkman, 73, of Spring, Texas, formerly of Kankakee, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) in Tom Ball, Texas.
Arrangements are pending at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors in Kankakee.
Among his survivors are two sons, Bob and Tom Held.

Phyllis Cheffer

Phyllis A. Cheffer, 63, of Bourbonnais, wife of Clarence Cheffer, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending with services scheduled for Monday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.

Lawrence Eipper

DANFORTH - Visitation for Lawrence R. Eipper, 82, of Danforth, will be from 4-8 p.m. today, with Masonic rites at 7:30 p.m., at the Redenius Funeral Home, Gilman, and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at United Methodist Church in Gilman, where he was a member. The Rev. Leon McClimans will officiate.
Burial will be in Danforth Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church or to the donor's choice.
Mr. Eipper died Wednesday (Oct. 21, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee.
He was born Feb. 20, 1916, in Port Byron, the son of Louis D. and Ada Ashdown Eipper.
Mr. Eipper was a farmer and he worked at Grain Elevator in Danforth. He was a truck driver for Conrad Trucking.
His wife, the former E. Allgene Baldwin, whom he married June 5, 1938, died Jan. 22, 1989.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, The Rev. Keith and Marlene Eipper of Brookville, Ohio; two daughters and one son-in-law, Karen and George Underwood of Austin, Texas and Kristin Underwood of Kankakee; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Murphy and Rose Marie Dunn, both of Port Byron.
His brother, Ernie, is deceased.
Mr. Eipper was a 50-year-member of the Masonic Lodge in Watseka and of the Eastern Star.
He enjoyed watching sports and playing cards.

James Muntefering

MORRIS - James Muntefering Jr., 18, of Morris, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) in the Morris Hospital, a drowning victim.
He was born Dec. 26, 1979, in Morris, the son of James and Karen Robertson Muntefering Sr., who survive.
He was raised and educated in Morris, a 1998 graduate of Morris Community High School. He was a student at Joliet Junior College and a personal trainer at Powerhouse Gym in Morris.
Also surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Jami and Nathan Rose of San Diego, Calif.; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Muntefering of Wilmington; two nephews, Alexander Cheskie and Noah James Rose; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
His paternal grandfather and maternal grandparents arew deceased.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Reeves Funeral Home in Morris.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church in Morris, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in his name to a charity of the donor's choice.

Dwight Jones

GILMAN - Dwight Jones, 85, of Gilman, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) at Covenant Medical Center in Urbana following a short illness.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday at Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman with the Rev. Leon McClimans officiating.
Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Masonic rites will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Mr. Jones was born May 5, 1913 in Sidney to James Howard and Nancy Jones. He married Betty Jean Marlatt on Jan. 1, 1938 in Danville.
Survivors include his wife; son, Richard ''Dick'' and Marilyn Jones of Hoopeston; two grandchildren; and two greatgrandchilden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Jones was a farmer in the Hoopeston area. He also owned and operated the B & D Tap in Gilman. He retired from the tap in 1996. He was a graduate of Homer High School and attended the University of Illinois in Champaign for two years.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Hoopeston. He was also a member of the Masoci Lodge in Watseka.
He enjoyed gardening and reading.
Memorials can be made to the donor's choice.

Ruth Adams

DWIGHT - Ruth Adams, 75, of Dwight, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) at St. Mary's Hospital, Streator.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. James Rickey will officiate.
Burial will be in McDowell Cemetery, Dwight.
Memorials may be made to the family who will designate a charity at a later date.
She was born March 2, 1923, in Emington, the daughter of Ammi and Marguerite Zogg Jacobs.
Her husband, Francis L. Adams, whom she married July 31, 1943, is deceased.
Surviving are two sons, Philip Adams of Dwight, Thomas Adams and his fiancee, Linda Brown of Wilmington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and Alan Diemer of Gravois Mills, Mo., Susan and Bill Manlon of Harrisonville, Mo.; daughter-in-law, Sharon Adams of Fairbury; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Annabelle and Roy Clapp of Kempton, Dorothy and Leo Roach of Emington; a close friend, Thalia Koohler of Joliet; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
One son, Terry Adams; and one sister, Alice Brunner are deceased.
Mrs. Adams was educated in Reddick Schools and attended Illinois Teacher's College for one year. She taught County School in a one room country school near Emington, and farmed with her husband.
She was a clerk at Clapp's Supermarket in Dwight for over 20 years.
She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, crossword puzzles, and crafts.
Mrs. Adams was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dwight.

Gloria Bishop

MONEE - Gloria Bishop, 72, of Monee, died Saturday (Oct. 24, 1998) at So. Suburban Hospital.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Monday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Pat Morton will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Paul's Cemetery, Monee. Pallbearers will be William Hank, Mark and Monte Buchmeier, Benjamin Bishop, Bill Williams, Cliff Buchmeier, Kenny Johnston, and Gary Mausehund.
Memorials may be made to the Monee Paramedics or St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Monee, where she was a member.
She was born April 19, 1926, in Monee, the daughter of Elmer and Margaret Hohman Buchmeier.
Surviving are her husband, Frank Bishop of Monee, whom she married Feb. 7, 1946, in Chicago; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Larry Bishop of Monee, Rick and Diane Bishop of Park Forest; one brother and sister- in-law, Dean and Melverne Buchmeier of Monee; two grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Mrs. Bishop had worked for 18 years at Bimba Manufacturing retiring in 1984.

Robert Meier

DANFORTH - A memorial Mass for Robert E. Meier, 39, of Danforth, will be held at a later date.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made for Masses.
Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton.
Mr. Meier died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee, after a short illness.
He was born Aug. 8, 1959, in Peotone, the son of Herman and Mary Fortino Meier.
Surviving are his wife, the former Laurel Anne Daily, of Danforth, whom he married May 4, 1990, in Ashkum; his parents of Clifton; mother and father-in-law, Collette and Keith Daily of Ashkum; and cherished family dogs, Cody and Sheena.
Mr. Meier had been a truck driver and was a professional wrestler prior to his marriage.
He was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Church in Ashkum.
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Robert Brinkman

SPRING, Texas - Visitation for Robert Brinkman, 73, of Spring, Texas, formerly of Kankakee, will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the celebration of the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church.
Burial, with military graveside rites by the Bradley American Legion, will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Arrangements are by the Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.
Mr. Brinkman died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) at Tom Ball Hospital, Tom Ball, Texas.
He was born July 13, 1925, in Ashkum, the son of August and Pearl M. Perry Brinkman.
His wife, the former Shirley Abernathy Held, whom he married in 1970 in Georgia, died July 23, 1995.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Robert and Theresa Held of Kankakee, Thomas Held of Spring, Texas; two sisters, Grace Stephens of Piper City, Elsie Cleaton of Duke, Mont.; one brother, George Brinkman of Bourbonnais; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mr. Brinkman was retired from A.O. Smith.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from Oct. 12, 1950 to March 14, 1952.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.

John Andrews

STREATOR - John R. Andrews, 91, of Streator, father of Kempton resident, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) at St. Mary's Hospital, Streator.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at the Solon Funeral Home, Streator.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stephen's Church, Streator, by Monsignor Peter Bolerasky.
Burial will be in St. Stephen's Cemetery, Streator.
He was born Nov. 17, 1906, in Streator, the son of George and Elizabeth Voytko Andrews.
His wife, the former Mary Seaman, whom he married Oct. 1, 1929, in Streator, died Nov. 20, 1978.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Martin Dietz of Kempton, Jean and John Van Dyke of Tallahassee, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
One son, John Andrews; two brothers, Andrew and George Andrews; and two sisters, Mary Dovin and Anna Kollar are deceased.

Viola Glasgow

SAVOY - Viola P. Glasgow, 79, of Savoy, formerly of Allerton, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) at Carle Arbors Nursing Home, Savoy.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. today at the Joines Funeral Home, Sidell, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Carl Fox will officiate.
Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Newman.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born July 27, 1919, in Newman, the daughter of Walter H. and Ninnie Danner Smith.
Her husband, Virgil Glasgow, whom she married Nov. 24, 1941, died June 10, 1996.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ronald and Maria Glasgow of St. Anne, Dave Glasgow of Champaign; two daughters, Linda Keehner and Diana Glasgow, both of Champaign; one brother, Lloyd Smith of Urbana; two sisters, Peggy Goudy of Milford and Juanita Brown of Sidell; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Two sons and two brothers are deceased.
Mrs. Glasgow was a member of Allerton United Methodist Church and the Broadlands O.E.S.
She had been a beautician in Allerton for several years and a cook at Allerton School for several years.

Theodore Swigart

FARMER CITY - Theodore Eugene Swigart, 98, a resident of Illinois Knights Templar Home in Paxton, formerly of Farmer City, and brother of area resident, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) at his residence.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the services at 11 a.m. at the Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Farmer City. The Rev. Lee Reed will officiate.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Theodore Eugene Swigart Memorial Fund in care of the Farmer City State Bank.
He was born May 10, 1900, in Farmer City, the son of Bion and Sarah Edwards Swigart.
His first wife, the former Hazel Pauline Stalker, whom he married Jan. 28, 1922, near Weedman, died Nov. 3, 1934.
He later married Ruth Russell Swigart on Jan. 5, 1935.
Surviving are one son, Donald Duane Swigart of Normal; one daughter, Elizabeth J. Billington of Springfield; one brother, Lowell Swigart of Watseka; two sisters, Vera Hopkins of Morris, and Leta Little of Normal; his companion, Edith McCormack, for the past 20 years; 17 grandchildren, 35 great- grandchildren, and 14 great-great- grandchildren.
One son, Theodore Eugene Swigart Jr.; one stepson, Donald Eugene Swigart; three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
Mr. Swigart was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War I.
He farmed most of his life in the Farmer City area, retiring in 1969.
He formerly attended the Weedman United Methodist Church near Farmer City.
He was a life member of the Danville Masonic Lodge AF&AM, the Sadorus Masonic Lodge AF&AM, and was a 32nd degree Mason.

Carolee Serafini

PLAINFIELD - Carolee E. Serafini, 61, of Plainfield, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) at Hinsdale Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. today at the Elliston Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Hinsdale Hospital Oncology Nurses Training.
She was born Dec. 5, 1936.
Surviving are her husband, Aurelio; three daughters, Jolynn (Ed) McKenna, Monica (Dennis) Lorton, Kathy (John) LaFave; one son, Mike (Daphne) Serafini; her mother, Pearl Wadley; one sister, Barb Goyette; one step-brother, John Wadley; two step-sisters, Janice Generis and Linda Kmiec; sister-in-law of Joe (Kay) Serafini, Yolanda (Ray) Nadolski; and 11 grandchildren.
Her father, Charles Kershaw and her step-father, Phillip Wadley are deceased.
Mrs. Serafini was president of Serafini Enterprises Inc. and former Mary Kay Cosmetics Indpendent Sales Director.
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Phyllis Cheffer

Visitation for Phyllis A. Cheffer, 63, of Bourbonnais, will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the services at 11 a.m. at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais. The Rev. Paul Mount will officiate.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Mrs. Cheffer died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee, after an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 27, 1935, in Kankakee, the daughter of Andrew and Lillian Ward Souligne.
Surviving are her husband, Clarence Cheffer, of Bourbonnais, whom she married June 21, 1969, in Kankakee; one son, Russell W. Case of Bourbonnais; six sisters, Wanita Behrens of Watseka, Eva Stacey of Kankakee, Betty Hasting of California, Paula Gillespie, Darlene Francouer of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mary Lou Souligne of Kankakee; three brothers, Len Souligne of Kankakee, Eddie Souligne of Phoenix, Ariz., Nick Souligne of Bourbonnais; and three grandchildren.
Her parents, one brother, Paul Souligne, and one sister, Rosetta Bressner are deceased
Mrs. Cheffer was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.

Gary Logan

Gary Morgan Logan, 44, of Kankakee, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998).
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Pastor Beverly Marshall-Goodell of Aroma Park United Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to his family.
He was born Nov. 5, 1953, in Monmouth, the son of Richard and Daisy Book.
Surviving are his wife, the former Judy Mosier, whom he married June 9, 1973, in Kankakee; one son, Zachary M.M. Logan at home; his father and step-mother, Richard and Mary Jane Logan of Harrodburg, Ky.; one brother, Jeffery Logan; and two step-sisters, Dana and Dawn.
His mother is deceased.
Mr. Logan had been employed by C.B.I. Services for 24 years and was presently employed at Standard Boiler and Tank in Riverdale.
He was a member of the Aroma Park Fire Dept.
He enjoyed woodworking, golf and loved the fire department.

Monica Morris

Monica R. Morris, 74, of Bourbonnais, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital emergency room, after a sudden illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maternity B.V.M. Catholic Church, Bourbonnais.

Henry Stork

FAIRBURY - Henry Stork, 94, of Fairbury, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) at Fairview Haven Nursing Home, Fairbury.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Christian Apostolic Church, Forrest, where he was a member. Ministers of the church will officiate.
Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Apostolic Church, Forrest, Fairview Haven Nursing Home, Fairbury, or to the charity of the donor's choice.
He was born Sept. 21, 1904, in Wallroth, Germany, the son of John and Elizabeth Ifft Stork.
His wife, the former Ida Hanni, whom he married Aug. 31, 1927, in Pontiac, died Feb. 25, 1987.
Surviving are three daughters, Lena (Gene) Jones, Helen (Fred) Voeste, all of Forrest, Wilma (David) Keiser of Bloomington; nine sons, Elmer (Darlene) Stork, Richard (Susie) Stork and Donald (Mary) Stork, all of Chatsworth, Wilmer (Gwen) Stork and Edwin (Judy) Stork, all of Fairbury, Harvey (Alice) Stork, Chenoa, John (Eunice) Stork of Roberts, Henry (Susan) Stork of Forrest, and Wayne (Karen) Stork of Wing; two sisters, Dorothea Moller of Wallroth, Germany, and Gretel Feussner of Marburg, Germany; 57 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.
Four brothers, two sisters, one daughter, and two grandchildren are deceased.

Ida Paulus

Ida Paulus, 94, of Bourbonnais, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) at Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
She was born March 31, 1904, in Clifton.
Surviving are one granddaughter, Jennie Mortell of Chicago.

Angie Sprehe

LODA - Angie D. Sprehe, 72, a lifelong Loda resident, died Saturday (Oct. 24, 1998) at Heartland Health Care, Paxton, after a long illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, with the rosary at 7:30 p.m., at the Ford-Baier Funeral Home, 406 E. Pells St., Paxton.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Loda, where she was a member, by the Rev. James Heramb.
Burial will be in the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Loda.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Church Building Fund, the American Cancer Society, the Gibson City Hospice Program, or to the donor's choice.
She was born March 8, 1926, in Loda, the daughter of Sidney W. and Magdalene J. Demuth Asa.
Surviving are her husband, Erwin ''Ervie'' H. Sprehe, of Loda, whom she married April 5, 1951, in Kankakee; one brother, Paul E. Asa of Bradenton, Fla.; four sisters, Mary Rita Cummings of Indianapolis, Ind., Wilma A. Herzog of Mooresville, Ind., Sydney M. Faulk of Hazelwood, Ind., Betty A. Knight of Mission Viejo, Calif.; and several relatives in the area.
She attended the Loda Grade School and graduated from Loda High School in 1944.
Mrs. Sprehe was employed as office manager for the Loda Poultry 42 years, retiring from this position in 1977.
She was a member of the Council of Catholic Women and the Loda American Legion Auxiliary.
She loved to fish.

Frances Hall

ONARGA - Frances Hall, 83, lifetime Onarga resident, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Onarga, and one hour prior to the services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gilman, where she was a member. The Rev. Robert Downs will officiate.
Burial will be in Onarga Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gilman or to the donor's choice.
She was born Dec. 12, 1914, in Cissna Park, the daughter of Carl and Dena Fischer Hasselbring.
Her husband, Robert J. Hall, whom she married Feb. 20, 1935, in Gilman, died Sept. 5, 1998.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Delmer and Darby Hall of Marietta, Pa., Larry and Melody Hall of Loda; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Marlin ''Butch'' Hasselbring of Estell Springs, Tenn., Donald and Doris Hasselbring of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Delbert and Margaret Hasselbring of Paxton, Berneice Wittrup on Onarga, Lillian Hasselbring of Kankakee; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Harold and Melvin, are deceased.
Mrs. Hall was a member of the Onarga Women's Club, St. Paul's Evangelical Church Women, and the Onarga Unity Community Club.


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