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Bartho Marizza

COAL CITY - Bartho ''Sprawler'' Marizza, 86, of Coal City, died today (Oct. 29, 1998) at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Reeves Funeral Home, Coal City.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Assumption Catholic Church, Coal City, by the Rev. Mark Jendrysik.
Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington. Pallbearers will be Richard, Richard Jr., and Michael Marizza, Charles, Larry, and Jeff Quick.
Memorials may be made to the Coal City First Baptist Church Building Fund.
He was born Sept. 1, 1912, in Coal City, the son of Peter and Cecelia Brun Marizza.
Surviving are his wife, the former Evelyn Bollino, of Coal City, whom he married July 3, 1948, in Morris; one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Deborah Marizza of Coal City; one sister, Margaret Faro of Joliet; three grandchildren, Amie and Robin Marizza, and Scott Marizza, all of Coal City; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three brothers, John, Anton, and Sam Marizza; and one son, Bartho Marizza Jr.
He was raised and educated in Coal City.
Mr. Marizza was a laborer for most of his life working on many area construction projects.

Norman Brown

CRETE - Norman L. Brown, 42, a 40-year resident of Steger, died Monday (Oct. 26, 1998) in Crete.
He was born Dec. 20, 1955 in Hazel Crest. His parents, Victor Brown Sr. of Crete and Wilma Brown of South Chicago Heights, survive.
Also surviving are his wife, the former Nancy Morphis; a daughter, Shannon at home; a sister and brother-in-law, Beverley and Darrel Houseworth of Crete; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Neil and Jennifer of Chicago Heights and Victor Jr. and Anne of Houston, Texas.
Private family services will be officiated by the Rev. Earl Ferguson.
Arrangements were by Coglianese Funeral Home in Burr Ridge.
Mr. Brown was self-employed as a carpet installer, a musician and song writer.
He was a graduate of Bellarmine, Wash. and DeVry Institute in Chicago.

Nancy Thompson

HOOPESTON - Nancy A. Thompson, 52, of Hoopeston, died Wednesday (Oct. 28, 1998) at Hoopeston Community Memorial Hospital.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Visitation will be from noon Friday until the 3 p.m. memorial service at the Baier Funeral Home, Watseka. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Body Cemetery, Woodland.
Memorials may be made to the American Society or to the donor's choice.
She was born April 19, 1946, in Watseka, the daughter of Elmer and Lenora Mason Prater.
Her husband, Jerry Thompson, whom she married June 19, 1971, at the Methodist Church in Woodland, died Nov. 6, 1986.
Surviving are her mother of Watseka; four sisters and brothers- in-law, Mary Ellen and Marion Ralph of Watseka, Delores ''Eileen'' and Kenneth Duden of Woodland, Janet and Francis Rabideau of Watseka, Evelyn and Darryl Suver of Woodland; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Richard and Linda Thompson of Hoopeston, Jim Thompson of Danville; and her mother-in- law, Audrey Mushrush of Hoopeston.
Deceased is her father.
Mrs. Thompson had worked at Schumacher Electronic Corp.

Richard Cook III

Richard Cook III, 15, of Kankakee, died Saturday (Oct. 24, 1998) in the emergency room of Provena St. Mary's Hospital, from wounds received earlier in a stabbing.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Friday at The Williams Chapel, 11053 S. Vincennes Ave., Chicago, and from 11 a.m. Saturday until the noon services at New Hope Baptist Church, 11021 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago.
Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, 115th and Fairfield, Chicago.
He was born Nov. 14, 1982, the son of Richard Cook Jr. and Tamara A. Clark.
Richard was a student at Kankakee High School.

Davis Johnson

MANTENO - Davis O. ''D.O.'' or ''Red'' Johnson, 80, of Manteno, died on his birthday, Wednesday (Oct. 28, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center of respiratory failure.
A volunteer fireman, he retired as fire chief, from Uniroyal Chemical Plant of Joliet, where he worked for 34 years.
He was born Oct. 28, 1918 in Grant Park, the son of Charles and Bertha Carlan Johnson.
Surviving are his wife, the former Virginia Moeller, whom he married Aug. 12, 1939 in Kentucky; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Donna Johnson of Braidwood and Allen and Carol Johnson of El Paso, Texas; one brother and sister-in-law, Barney and Joanne Johnson of Momence; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Deceased is a great-granddaughter, Kirsten Meyer and one brother, Charles Johnson.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno, where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, with Gary Curl officiating.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Manteno.
Memorials may be made for the family choice.
He was a golden member of the Manteno Sportsman Club.
He served in the Navy in the Great Lakes in 1945 and was an American Legion member for 50 years.
He enjoyed woodworking and was a Cubs and Bulls fan.

Maria Acosta

SEBASTIAN, Texas - Maria De Jesus Guerrero Acosta, 71, former Kankakee resident, died Monday (Oct. 19, 1998) at her home in Sebastian, Texas.
She had been a resident of Kankakee since 1979, wintering in Texas and then residing there the past two years.
She was born Oct. 1927 in Port Isabel, Texas, the daughter of Hortencio and Josefina Villarreal Guerero.
A funeral Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Richard MacDonald, at 2 p.m. Oct. 22 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Sebastian.
Burial was in Guadalupe Cemetery in Sebastian.
Surviving are her husband, Eloy Vidaurri Acosta Sr. of Sebastian; two sons, Kevin Eloy Acosta of Bourbonnais and Salvador S. Acosta of Kankakee; two daughters and one son-in- law, Maria D. Acosta of Sebastian and Josie G. and Cliff Fambrough of Raymondville, Texas; one sister of Chicago Heights; nine grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Sandi Jo Funk Hospice Program, P.O. Drawer, Harlingen, Texas 78551.
Funeral arrangements were by Duddlesten Funeral Home in Raymondville, Texas.

Jana Seggebruch

ONARGA - Jana Seggebruch, 22, of Champaign, formerly of Onarga, died Wednesday (Oct. 28, 1998) at Carle Hospital in Urbana.
Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.

Sherry Faille

HERSCHER - Sherry Lynn Faille, 54, of Monmouth, N.J., daughter of a Herscher resident, died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998).
Arrangements ae pending at the Kankakee Chapel of Schreffler Funeral Homes.

Angelo Petroni

Visitation for Angelo C. Petroni, 73, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. today, with a 4 p.m. wake service at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Dennis Settles at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Mr. Petroni died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
He was born April 28, 1925 in Kankakee, the son of Egidio and Adele Gagliani Petroni.
He was a member of the Sons of Italy and Madonna of the Rock.
Mr. Petroni was a retired partner in Angelo and Joe's Tap on Court Street and then the Tiny Tap. He also was a sales representative for Hydrotex Co. He was a past president of the Illinois Retail Liquor Dealers Association.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Marines in the South Pacific. He was a member of the Kankakee American Legion and VFW and Marine Corps League.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are his wife, the former Arnoldene Weiske, whom he married June 5, 1949 in Kankakee; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Debra Petroni of Kankakee; one daughter and two sons-in-law, Lisa and Robin Trumble and Dan Harpin, of Kankakee; one sister, Esther Lamie of Clifton; one brother-in-law, Joseph Gerencher of Kankakee; seven grandchildren, Ashley and Alyssa Petroni, Marisa and Drew Harpin and Lucas, Ethan and Jyllyan Trumble; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents, one daughter, Lyn Harpin; and one sister, Martha Gerencher.
He enjoyed traveling and golf and was an avid Cubs fan.
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Janice Tengdin

BEECH GROVE, Ind. - Janice Marie Tengdin, 66, of Beech Grove, Ind., died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998) in Beech Grove.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, with a 5 p.m. wake service, at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Dennis Settles will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
She was born Dec. 15, 1931 in Kankakee, the daughter of LaVerne and Florence Birr St. John. Her parents and two brothers, William and Wayne St. John are deceased.
Her husband, Raynold Charles Tengdin, whom she married Feb. 25, 1954 in Ozona, Fla., resides in Beech Grove.
A nurse, she retired in 1990. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Noel and Jamie Tengdin of Porter, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Kristin and Mitchell Helton of Chesterton, Ind.; one brother, David St. John of Kankakee; two grandchildren, Nikolas Helton and Kevin Tengdin; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Tengdin was a member of St. John United Presbyterian Church in Chesterton, Ind.
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Clinton Hayden

Visitation for Clinton E. Hayden, 84, of Kankakee, will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Dan Morris will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Church of God in Kankakee, where he was a member. He served as an usher for 30 years.
Mr. Hayden died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998) at his home.
He was born Nov. 11, 1913 in Greenup, Ill., the son of Frank and Lois Enyart Hayden.
Surviving are his wife, the former Corene Shappard, whom he married Feb. 13, 1937 in Metropolis; one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Sudie Hayden of Bourbonnais; two grandsons, Douglas Hayden of Bourbonnais and Dwayne Hayden of Chandler, Ariz.; one half-sister Helen Freeman of Greenup; one brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Myrna Hayden of Casey and one half-brother Robert Hayden of Calif.
Mr. Hayden retired from Armour Pharmaceutical (Centeon) after 20 years.
He was an antique collector and refinisher and did caning.
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Mary Beckers

Visitation for Mary C. Beckers, 87, of Kankakee, will be from 9 a.m. Friday until the 10 a.m. services at Hertz-Thoma Chapel in Kankakee. The Rev. Craig Sweet will officiate.
Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park, Ottawa.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Julia Circle.
Miss Beckers died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998) at Miller Healthcare Center.
She was born May 4, 1911 in Kankakee, the daughter of John H. and Mary Ann Claus Beckers.
She graduated from Kankakee schools and from North Central College in Naperville. She did graduate work at the University of Illinois and worked for 33 years at University of Illinois Hospital. She also taught English and home economics at Reddick High School from 1933-38.
She was a member of the Kankakee County Retired Teachers, the Tuesday Book Review Club, Christian Women's Club, and was a volunteer for the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels and Heritage House.
Surviving are several cousins.

Albert Buza

Visitation for Albert Russell Buza, 90, of Bradley, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Craig Anglin will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Buza died Monday (Oct. 26, 1998) at his home.
Mr. Buza retired in 1970 from Kroehler Manufacturing in Bradley.
He was a founder and life member of the Tri- K Pigeon and Bantam Club of Kankakee. After over three decades of showing pigeons and bantam chickens, he also judged them at the Kankakee County Fair.
Mr. Buza served in the Army during World War II in the European, African and Mideastern theaters, receiving two silver and bronze battle stars. He was a member of the Bradley VFW.
He was born Aug. 15, 1908 in Joliet, the son of William and Eva Russell Buza.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Anglin, whom he married Oct. 28, 1945; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Myra Buza of Kankakee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Ronald Thomas and Jean and Dr. John Peterson, all of Kankakee; three sisters and two brothers-in- law, Bethel and Howard Kent of Bradley, Mildred Grimes of Kankakee and Iola and Carl Burk of Virginia; 11 grandchildren; one great- grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
His sister, Beatrice Michalowski, is deceased.
He was a past member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Sherry Faille

Sherry Lynn Faille, 54, formerly of the Kankakee area, died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998) in Philadelphia, Pa.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, with a wake service at 3 p.m. at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Margaret Mary Church in Herscher by the Rev. Ronald Hart.
Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Herscher.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Fund.
The daughter of Walter and Mary Lou Johnson and the late Glenwood Martin Sr., she was born Dec. 31, 1943 in Bradley.
Surviving are her husband, Howard Faille Jr., whom she married in April of 1968 in Bradley, and who now resides in New Jersey; three sons and daughter-in-law, Darrin Kenneth Faille, Troy Allen and Davina Faille and Dustin Michael Faille, all of Union Beach, N.J.; one daughter, Brittany Nichole Faille of Herscher; one sister and brother-in- law, Judy A. and Norman Philips of Bourbonnais; three brothers and four sisters-in-law, Glenwood A. and Jean Martin Jr., Scott W. and Nancy Johnson and Sherry L. Johnson, all of Herscher, and Mark L. and Gina Johnson of Bradley; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are a daughter, Lisa K. Faille and a brother, Kim M. Johnson.

Judith Huelsman

Judith A. Huelsman, 56, of Bourbonnais, died Thursday (Oct. 29, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center, following an extended illness.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, with a wake service at 5 p.m. at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Maternity BVM Church in Bourbonnais, where she was a member.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
She was born Aug. 13, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Charles and Mary Kay Haag Fister. Her mother survives, residing in Dayton. Her father is deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Cletus Huelsman, whom she married Jan. 19, 1963 in Dayton; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Daniel and Jackie Huelsman of Zanesville, Ohio, Christopher and Christine Huelsman of Streamwood and Andrew Huelsman, at home; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Pemela and James Davis of Lebanon, Ohio, Susan and Perry Murbarger of Garland, Texas, Amy Huelsman of Bradley and Heidi Huelsman, at home; four grandsons; four granddaughters; seven brothers and six sisters-in-law, Charles and Jean Fister of St. Louis, Mo., Thomas and Vickie Fister of Oxford, Ohio, Timothy and JoAnne Fister and James and Susan Fister, all of Dayton, Ohio, Kevin Fister of Washington Courthouse, Ohio, Michael and Pam Fister of New Lebanon, Ohio, Brian and Bobbie Fister of Beaver Creek, Ohio; six sisters and five brothers-in-law, Nancy and Robert Ditch and Elaine and Bruce Albright, all of Beaver Creek, Deborah and Gene Miller of Kernersville, S.C., Patti and Charlie Lee of Hixson, Tenn., and Julie and Robert Spurling and Carolyn Phillips, all of Dayton; mother and father-in-law, Cletus and Loretta Huelsman of Trotwood, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

Jana Seggebruch

CHAMPAIGN - Visitation for Jana Seggebruch, 23, of Champaign, formerly of Onarga, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at St. John's Lutheran Church, Ash Grove, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Ash Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Dale Hauser will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Jana Seggebruch Memorial Fund to establish an on-going scholarship to help students attend youth gatherings.
Miss Seggebruch died Wednesday (Oct. 28, 1998) at Carle Hospital in Urbana.
She was born Feb. 12, 1975 in Watseka, the daughter of Dale and Madelyn Bauer Seggebruch, who reside in Onarga.
Also surviving are two brothers and one sister-in-law, Brent Seggebruch of Dixon and Philip and Brenda Seggebruch of Washington; one sister, Amy and Kevin Brennan of Morton; five nieces and nephews, Spencer, Sydney and Mason Seggebruch and Grace and Maggie Brennan; and a special friend, Rob Eastham of Thomasboro.
She was a 1993 graduate of Cissna Park High School and attended Parkland College. She was employed by Parkland in the Ag. Department.
She enjoyed animals and listening to music.

Linda Gigl

Linda Gigl, 60, of Kankakee, died Thursday (Oct. 29, 1998) at her residence, following a short illness.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

Harvey Becker

EMINGTON - Harvey N. Becker, 86, of rural Emington, died Thursday (Oct. 29, 1998) at OSF Saint James Hospital, Pontiac.
Arrangements are pending at Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home in Cullom.

Janice Tengdin

BEECH GROVE, Ind. - Janice Marie Tengdin, 66, of Beech Grove, Ind., died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998) in Beech Grove.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today, with a 5 p.m. wake service, at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Dennis Settles will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
She was born Dec. 15, 1931 in Kankakee, the daughter of LaVerne and Florence Birr St. John. Her parents and two brothers, William and Wayne St. John are deceased.
Her husband, Raynold Charles Tengdin, whom she married Feb. 25, 1954 in Ozona, Fla., resides in Beech Grove.
A nurse, she retired in 1990. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi.
Also surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Noel and Jamie Tengdin of Porter, Ind.; one daughter and son-in-law, Kristin and Mitchell Helton of Chesterton, Ind.; one brother, David St. John of Kankakee; two grandchildren, Nikolas Helton and Kevin Tengdin; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Tengdin was a member of St. John United Presbyterian Church in Chesterton, Ind.
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Sadie Williams

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Sadie Dunson Williams, 83, mother of Kankakee resident, died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998) at Arkansas Baptist Hospital in Little Rock.
She was born Dec. 18, 1915 in Glen Allen, Miss., the daughter of John Wesley and Emma Hayes Dunson.
She was a lifetime member of Christ Temple Church in Little Rock.
Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia June and Jerry Stalling Sr. of Kankakee, Brenda C. Williams and Ruth and Tom P. Williams, all of Las Vegas, Nev., and Marilyn and Bill Ambrus and Sadie Elizabeth and Booker Minor, all of Little Rock; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Wesley Williams Jr., Willie R. and Mildred Williams and Eric and Shirley Williams, all of Little Rock, and John E. Williams of Los Angeles, Calif; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Laura Lewis of Greenville, Miss. and Tarvye Saunders of Chicago; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Williams Sr., two brothers and two sisters.
Arrangements are pending at Miller-Elston Mortuary of Little Rock, Ark.


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